Kana Shimizu

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MOTIVATION Recent experimental and theoretical studies have revealed several proteins containing sequence segments that are unfolded under physiological conditions. These segments are called disordered regions. They are actively investigated because of their possible involvement in various biological processes, such as cell signaling, transcriptional and(More)
MOTIVATION Recent progress in DNA sequencing technologies calls for fast and accurate algorithms that can evaluate sequence similarity for a huge amount of short reads. Searching similar pairs from a string pool is a fundamental process of de novo genome assembly, genome-wide alignment and other important analyses. RESULTS In this study, we designed and(More)
Predicting intrinsically disordered proteins is important in structural biology because they are thought to carry out various cellular functions even though they have no stable three-dimensional structure. We know the structures of far more ordered proteins than disordered proteins. The structural distribution of proteins in nature can therefore be inferred(More)
UNLABELLED Protein disorder is characterized by a lack of a stable 3D structure, and is considered to be involved in a number of important protein functions such as regulatory and signalling events. We developed a web application, the POODLE-S, which predicts the disordered region from amino acid sequences by using physicochemical features and reduced amino(More)
MOTIVATION Personal genomes carry inherent privacy risks and protecting privacy poses major social and technological challenges. We consider the case where a user searches for genetic information (e.g. an allele) on a server that stores a large genomic database and aims to receive allele-associated information. The user would like to keep the query and(More)
cDNA microarray technology is useful for systematically analyzing the expression profiles of thousands of genes at once. Although many useful results inferred by using this technology and a hierarchical clustering method for statistical analysis have been confirmed using other methods, there are still questions about the reproducibility of the data. We have(More)
Intrinsic protein disorder is a widespread phenomenon characterised by a lack of stable three-dimensional structures and is considered to play an important role in protein-protein interactions (PPIs). This study examined the genome-wide preference of disorder in PPIs by using exhaustive disorder prediction in human PPIs. We categorised the PPIs into three(More)
Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 17 kikui-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0044, Japan Computational Biology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Aomi-Frontier 17F, 2-43 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, Japan 3 Pharma Design inc., Haseko Hatchobori Build,(More)
Most proteins from higher organisms are known to be multi-domain proteins and contain substantial numbers of intrinsically disordered (ID) regions. To analyse such protein sequences, those from human for instance, we developed a special protein-structure-prediction pipeline and accumulated the products in the Structure Atlas of Human Genome (SAHG) database(More)
Protein intrinsic disorder, a widespread phenomenon characterized by a lack of stable three-dimensional structure, is thought to play an important role in protein function. In the last decade, dozens of computational methods for predicting intrinsic disorder from amino acid sequences have been developed. They are widely used by structural biologists not(More)