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The number of protein 3D structures without function annotation in Protein Data Bank (PDB) has been steadily increased. This fact has led in turn to an increment of demand for theoretical models to give a quick characterization of these proteins. In this work, we present a new and fast Markov chain model (MCM) to predict the enzyme classification (EC)(More)
The development of the complex network graphs permits us to describe any real system such as social, neural, computer or genetic networks by transforming real properties in topological indices (TIs). This work uses Randic's star networks in order to convert the protein primary structure data in specific topological indices that are used to construct a(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can be used as inputs in disease computational studies such as pattern searching and classification models. Schizophrenia is an example of a complex disease with an important social impact. The multiple causes of this disease create the need of new genetic or proteomic patterns that can diagnose patients using(More)
The recognition of seizures is very important for the diagnosis of patients with epilepsy. The seizure is a process of rhythmic discharge in brain and occurs rarely and unpredictably. This behavior generates a need of an automatic detection of seizures by using the signals of long-term electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings. Due to the non-stationary(More)
Nanoinformatics has recently emerged to address the need of computing applications at the nano level. In this regard, the authors have participated in various initiatives to identify its concepts, foundations and challenges. While nanomaterials open up the possibility for developing new devices in many industrial and scientific areas, they also offer(More)
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are being developed to meet specific application needs in diverse domains across the engineering and biomedical sciences (e.g. drug delivery). However, accompanying the exciting proliferation of novel nanomaterials is a challenging race to understand and predict their possibly detrimental effects on human health and the(More)
In recent years, ontologies have become an essential tool to structure and reuse the exponential growth of information in the Web. As the number of publicly available ontologies increases, researchers face the problem of finding the ontology (or ontologies) which provides the best coverage for a particular context. In this paper, we propose an approach to(More)
Prot-2S is a bioinformatics web application devised to analyse the protein chain secondary structures (2S) (http:/ /www.requimte.pt:8080/Prot-2S/). The tool is built on the RCSB Protein Data Bank PDB and DSSP application/files and includes calculation/graphical display of amino acid propensities in 2S motifs based on any user amino acid classification/code(More)