Daniel B. Davison

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The BCM Search Launcher is an integrated set of World Wide Web (WWW) pages that organize molecular biology-related search and analysis services available on the WWW by function, and provide a single point of entry for related searches. The Protein Sequence Search Page, for example, provides a single sequence entry form for submitting sequences to WWW(More)
Several efforts are under way to condense single-read expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and full-length transcript data on a large scale by means of clustering or assembly. One goal of these projects is the construction of gene indices where transcripts are partitioned into index classes (or clusters) such that they are put into the same index class if and(More)
A number of algorithms exist for searching genetic databases for biologically significant similarities in DNA sequences. Past research has shown that word-based search tools are computationally efficient and can find similarities or dissimilarities invisible to other algorithms like FASTA. We characterize a family of word-based dissimilarity measures that(More)
Several efforts are under way to partition single-read expressed sequence tag (EST), as well as full-length transcript data, into large-scale gene indices, where transcripts are in common index classes if and only if they share a common progenitor gene. Accurate gene indexing facilitates gene expression studies, as well as inexpensive and early gene(More)
Voltage-dependent anion channels (VDACs) are small pore-forming channels found in the outer membrane of mitochondria. VDACs translocate adenine nucleotides and are the binding sites for several cytosolic kinases important in intermediary metabolism. Recently two human VDAC cDNAs (HVDAC1 and HVDAC2) were isolated, and possible orthologues of these genes have(More)
The set of proteins which are conserved across families of microbes contain important targets of new anti-microbial agents. We have developed a simple and efficient computational tool which determines concordances of putative gene products that show sets of proteins conserved across one set of user specified genomes and not present in another set of user(More)
The discovery of novel classes of antifungal drugs depends to a certain extent on the identification of new, unexplored targets that are essential for growth of fungal pathogens. Likewise, the broad-spectrum capacity of future antifungals requires the target gene(s) to be conserved among key fungal pathogens. Using a genome comparison (or concordance) tool,(More)
The electronic mail server currently holds Release 60 of the GenBank Nucleotide Sequence Database^). We anticipate daily updates of the server's contents by the end of 1989, so the latest sequences will always be available. The server also contains the contents of the CONTRIBUTEDSOFTWARE directory, as previously maintained at the BIONET Molecular Biology(More)
The widespread use of antibiotics impacts both the bacterial ecology and the host at multiple levels, both advantageously and deleteriously. Since serious bacterial infection can lead to death in the absence of antibiotic therapy, antibiotics remain a necessary weapon in the clinician's arsenal for maintaining good health. It is thus critical that the(More)