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A survey of the human genome was performed to understand the constituency of protein methyltransferases (both protein arginine and lysine methyltransferases) and the relatedness of their catalytic domains. We identified 51 protein lysine methyltransferase proteins based on similarity to the canonical Drosophila Su(var)3-9, enhancer of zeste (E(z)), and(More)
A rigorous analysis of the Merck-sponsored EST data with respect to known gene sequences increases the utility of the data set and helps refine methods for building a gene index. A highly curated human transcript data base was used as a reference data set of known genes. A detailed analysis of EST sequences derived from known genes was performed to assess(More)
The tranSMART Foundation's inaugural Datathon took place June 30–July 2 at the Thomson Reuters offices in Boston, MA. The overall aim of the Datathon was to determine the feasibility of using the tranSMART platform to explore multiple large datasets on a customized cloud server to support a Datathon that could generate new research findings. The goal of(More)
MOTIVATION To make effective use of the vast amounts of expressed sequence tag (EST) sequence data generated by the Merck-sponsored EST project and other similar efforts, sequences must be organized into gene classes, and scientists must be able to 'mine' the gene class data in the context of related genomic data. RESULTS This paper presents the Merck(More)
Biopathways play an important role in the functional understanding and interpretation of gene function. In this paper we present the results of an iterative algorithm for automatically generating gene regulatory networks from raw data. The algorithm is based on an epistemics approach of conjecture (hypothesis formation) and refutation (hypothesis testing).(More)
A new application program, the BIOINFORMATICS PROFILER, is described which simplifies the analysis of new genome sequence information appearing on a daily basis. Control tasks are defined through an intuitive graphical user interface and are executed at user defined nightly intervals. Electronic mail is sent to indicate that search results have been found.(More)
The murine anti-CD18 mAb 1B4 has been humanized using CDR grafting. Three VH (Gal, Jon, and New) and two VL (Rei and Len) human frameworks, whose selection was based exclusively on their sequence identity with m1B4, were used to construct five human gamma 4/kappa recombinant antibodies: Gal/Rei, Gal/Len, Jon/Rei, and New/Rei, and a "hemichimeric" antibody(More)
The emerging field of systems biology represents a revolution in our ability to understand biology. Perhaps for the first time in history we have the capacity to pursue biological understanding using a computer-aided integrative approach in conjunction with classical reductionist approaches. Technology has given us not only the ability to identify and(More)