Konstantinos Karagiannis

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Amino acid changes due to non-synonymous variation are included as annotations for individual proteins in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and RefSeq which present biological data in a protein- or gene-centric fashion. Unfortunately, proteome-wide analysis of non-synonymous single-nucleotide variations (nsSNVs) is not easy to perform because information on nsSNVs and(More)
The asparagine-X-serine/threonine (NXS/T) motif, where X is any amino acid except proline, is the consensus motif for N-linked glycosylation. Significant numbers of high-resolution crystal structures of glycosylated proteins allow us to carry out structural analysis of the N-linked glycosylation sites (NGS). Our analysis shows that there is enough(More)
Identification of non-synonymous single nucleotide variations (nsSNVs) has exponentially increased due to advances in Next-Generation Sequencing technologies. The functional impacts of these variations have been difficult to ascertain because the corresponding knowledge about sequence functional sites is quite fragmented. It is clear that mapping of(More)
An enzyme's active site is essential to normal protein activity such that any disruptions at this site may lead to dysfunction and disease. Nonsynonymous single-nucleotide variations (nsSNVs), which alter the amino acid sequence, are one type of disruption that can alter the active site. When this occurs, it is assumed that enzyme activity will vary because(More)
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have resulted in petabytes of scattered data, decentralized in archives, databases and sometimes in isolated hard-disks which are inaccessible for browsing and analysis. It is expected that curated secondary databases will help organize some of this Big Data thereby allowing users better navigate, search and(More)
The High-performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) is a distributed storage and compute environment designed primarily to handle next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. This multicomponent cloud infrastructure provides secure web access for authorized users to deposit, retrieve, annotate and compute on NGS data, and to analyse the outcomes using web(More)
Assessment of genetic stability of viruses could be used to monitor manufacturing process of both live and inactivated viral vaccines. Until recently such studies were limited by the difficulty of detecting and quantifying mutations in heterogeneous viral populations. High-throughput sequencing technologies (deep sequencing) can generate massive amounts of(More)
Sequence heterogeneity is a common characteristic of RNA viruses that is often referred to as sub-populations or quasispecies. Traditional techniques used for assembly of short sequence reads produced by deep sequencing, such as de-novo assemblers, ignore the underlying diversity. Here, we introduce a novel algorithm that simultaneously assembles discrete(More)
The close control of building services is seen as essential component for delivering low energy performance. This inevitably means some form of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. To increase the penetration of this technology into the market place, it is inevitable that internet communication will be employed increasingly in the(More)
Mumps virus (MuV) is postulated to adhere to the "rule of six" for efficient replication. To examine the requirement for MuV, minigenomes of nonpolyhexameric length (6n-1 and 6n+1) were analyzed. Expression of the reporter gene CAT was significantly reduced with minigenomes of nonpolyhexameric length compared to the wild type 6n genome, and reduction was(More)