Naifang Su

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BACKGROUND Gene regulation is a key factor in gaining a full understanding of molecular biology. Cis-regulatory modules (CRMs), consisting of multiple transcription factor binding sites, have been confirmed as the main regulators in gene expression. In recent years, a novel regulator known as microRNA (miRNA) has been found to play an important role in gene(More)
Although virtual screening through molecular docking has been widely applied in lead discovery, it is still challenging to distinguish true hits from high-scoring decoys because of the difficulty in accurately predicting protein-ligand binding affinities. Following the successful application of energy landscape analysis to both protein folding and(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of motif modules, groups of multiple motifs frequently occurring in DNA sequences, is one of the most important tasks necessary for annotating the human genome. Current approaches to identifying motif modules are often restricted to searches within promoter regions or rely on multiple genome alignments. However, the promoter(More)
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