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BACKGROUND Identification of the tertiary structure (3D structure) of a protein is a fundamental problem in biology which helps in identifying its functions. Predicting a protein׳s fold is considered to be an intermediate step for identifying the tertiary structure of a protein. Computational methods have been applied to determine a protein׳s fold by(More)
Protein structural class prediction (SCP) is as important task in identifying protein tertiary structure and protein functions. In this study, we propose a feature extraction technique to predict secondary structures. The technique utilizes bigram (of adjacent and k-separated amino acids) information derived from Position Specific Scoring Matrix (PSSM). The(More)
High dimensional feature space generally degrades classification in several applications. In this paper, we propose a strategy called gene masking, in which non-contributing dimensions are heuristically removed from the data to improve classification accuracy. Gene masking is implemented via a binary encoded genetic algorithm that can be integrated(More)
Predicting the three-dimensional (3-D) structure of a protein is an important task in the field of bioinformatics and biological sciences. However, directly predicting the 3-D structure from the primary structure is hard to achieve. Therefore, predicting the fold or structural class of a protein sequence is generally used as an intermediate step in(More)
In biology, identifying the tertiary structure of a protein helps determine its functions. A step towards tertiary structure identification is predicting a protein's fold. Computational methods have been applied to determine a protein's fold by assembling information from its structural, physicochemical and/or evolutionary properties. It has been shown that(More)
Protein subcellular localization is an important topic in proteomics since it is related to a protein׳s overall function, helps in the understanding of metabolic pathways, and in drug design and discovery. In this paper, a basic approximation technique from natural language processing called the linear interpolation smoothing model is applied for predicting(More)
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