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The cellular attributes of a protein, such as which compartment of a cell it belongs to and how it is associated with the lipid bilayer of an organelle, are closely correlated with its biological functions. The success of human genome project and the rapid increase in the number of protein sequences entering into data bank have stimulated a challenging(More)
The development of prediction methods based on statistical theory generally consists of two parts: one is focused on the exploration of new algorithms, and the other on the improvement of a training database. The current study is devoted to improving the prediction of protein structural classes from both of the two aspects. To explore a new algorithm, a(More)
Given an uncharacterized protein sequence, how can we identify whether it is a membrane protein or not? If it is, which membrane protein type it belongs to? These questions are important because they are closely relevant to the biological function of the query protein and to its interaction process with other molecules in a biological system. Particularly,(More)
A protein is usually classified into one of the following five structural classes: alpha, beta, alpha + beta, alpha/beta, and zeta (irregular). The structural class of a protein is correlated with its amino acid composition. However, given the amino acid composition of a protein, how may one predict its structural class? Various efforts have been made in(More)
Information on subcellular localization of proteins is important to molecular cell biology, proteomics, system biology and drug discovery. To provide the vast majority of experimental scientists with a user-friendly tool in these areas, we present a package of Web servers developed recently by hybridizing the 'higher level' approach with the ab initio(More)
MOTIVATION With protein sequences entering into databanks at an explosive pace, the early determination of the family or subfamily class for a newly found enzyme molecule becomes important because this is directly related to the detailed information about which specific target it acts on, as well as to its catalytic process and biological function.(More)
One of the critical challenges in predicting protein subcellular localization is how to deal with the case of multiple location sites. Unfortunately, so far, no efforts have been made in this regard except for the one focused on the proteins in budding yeast only. For most existing predictors, the multiple-site proteins are either excluded from(More)
With the accomplishment of human genome sequencing, the number of sequence-known proteins has increased explosively. In contrast, the pace is much slower in determining their biological attributes. As a consequence, the gap between sequence-known proteins and attribute-known proteins has become increasingly large. The unbalanced situation, which has(More)
Membrane proteins are classified according to two different schemes. In scheme 1, they are discriminated among the following five types: (1) type I single-pass transmembrane, (2) type II single-pass transmembrane, (3) multipass transmembrane, (4) lipid chain-anchored membrane, and (5) GPI-anchored membrane proteins. In scheme 2, they are discriminated among(More)