Julia V. Ponomarenko

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Over the last twenty years, the amount of information related to epitopes recognized in the course of T and B cell-mediated immune responses has dramatically increased. As of June 2004, a PubMed search using the word " epitope " , reveals a total of 5,173 records prior (with a large fraction of the 2004 records still to come). Epitope-based techniques are(More)
A B-cell epitope is the three-dimensional structure within an antigen that can be bound to the variable region of an antibody. The prediction of B-cell epitopes is highly desirable for various immunological applications, but has presented a set of unique challenges to the bioinformatics and immunology communities. Improving the accuracy of B-cell epitope(More)
MOTIVATION A reliable recognition of transcription factor binding sites is essential for analysis of regulatory genomic sequences. The experimental data make evident an important role of DNA conformational features for site functioning. However, Internet-available tools for revealing conformational and physicochemical DNA features significant for the site(More)
BACKGROUND The ability to predict antibody binding sites (aka antigenic determinants or B-cell epitopes) for a given protein is a precursor to new vaccine design and diagnostics. Among the various methods of B-cell epitope identification X-ray crystallography is one of the most reliable methods. Using these experimental data computational methods exist for(More)
MOTIVATION The commonly accepted statistical mechanical theory is now multiply confirmed by using the weight matrix methods successfully recognizing DNA sites binding regulatory proteins in prokaryotes. Nevertheless, the recent evaluation of weight matrix methods application for transcription factor binding site recognition in eukaryotes has unexpectedly(More)
rSNP_Guide is a novel curated database system for analysis of transcription factor (TF) binding to target sequences in regulatory gene regions altered by mutations. It accumulates experimental data on naturally occurring site variants in regulatory gene regions and site-directed mutations. This database system also contains the web tools for SNP analysis,(More)
Accompanying the discovery of an increasing number of proteins, there is the need to provide functional annotation that is both highly accurate and consistent. The Gene Ontology (GO) provides consistent annotation in a computer readable and usable form; hence, GO annotation (GOA) has been assigned to a large number of protein sequences based on direct(More)
ACTIVITY is a database on DNA/RNA site sequences with known activity magnitudes, measurement systems, sequence-activity relationships under fixed experimental conditions and procedures to adapt these relationships from one measurement system to another. This database deposits information on DNA/RNA affinities to proteins and cell nuclear extracts, cutting(More)
MOTIVATION Experimental and predicted data concerning gene transcriptional regulation are distributed among many heterogeneous sources. However, there are no resources to integrate these data automatically or to provide a 'one-stop shop' experience for users seeking information essential for deciphering and modeling gene regulatory networks. RESULTS(More)
MOTIVATION Recognition of functional sites remains a key event in the course of genomic DNA annotation. It is well known that a number of sites have their own specific oligonucleotide content. This pinpoints the fact that the preference of the site-specific nucleotide combinations at adjacent positions within an analyzed functional site could be informative(More)