Florian Sieker

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We propose a new kernel function for attributed molecular graphs, which is based on the idea of computing an optimal assignment from the atoms of one molecule to those of another one, including information on neighborhood, membership to a certain structural element and other characteristics for each atom. As a byproduct this leads to a new class of kernel(More)
Kernel methods, like the well-known Support Vector Machine (SVM), have gained a growing interest during the last years for designing QSAR/QSPR models having a high predictive strength. One of the key concepts of SVMs is the usage of a so-called kernel function, which can be thought of as a special similarity measure. In this paper we consider kernels for(More)
MHC class I molecules load antigenic peptides in the endoplasmic reticulum and present them at the cell surface. Efficiency of peptide loading depends on the class I allele and can involve interaction with tapasin and other proteins of the loading complex. Allele HLA-B*4402 (Asp at position 116) depends on tapasin for efficient peptide loading, whereas(More)
Major Histo-Compatibility (MHC) class I molecules are major agents of the mammalian adaptive immune system. Class I molecules bind short antigenic peptides with a length of 8-10 residues in the Endoplasmatic Reticulum (ER) and after transport to the cell surface the peptides are presented to T-lymphocytes. The binding site of class I molecules is formed by(More)
Efficiency of peptide loading to MHC class I molecules in the endoplasmic reticulum is allele specific and can involve interaction with tapasin and other proteins. Allele HLA-B 4,402 depends on tapasin whereas HLA-B 4,405 (Tyr116 instead of Asp in B 4,402) can efficiently load peptides without tapasin. Both alleles adopt very similar structures in the(More)
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