BACKGROUND A better understanding of the mechanisms of an enzyme's functionality and stability, as well as knowledge and impact of mutations is crucial for researchers working with enzymes. Though, several of the enzymes' databases are currently available, scientific literature still remains at large for up-to-date source of learning the effects of a… (More)
To annotate the biological function of a protein molecule, it is essential to have information on its 3D structure. Many successful methods for function prediction are based on determining structurally conserved regions because the functional residues are proved to be more conservative than others in protein evolution. Since the 3D conformation of a protein… (More)
— A post translational modification SUMOylation is one of the vital processes of protein maturation and function. Determining a protein's SUMOylation status is important in the context of determining that protein's function, nuclear localization, and intra-nuclear spatial association. Many of the predictors currently use a consensus motif, which is ΨKxE… (More)
Most phylogeny analysis methods based on molecular sequences use multiple alignment where the quality of the alignment, which is dependent on the alignment parameters, determines the accuracy of the resulting trees. Different parameter combinations chosen for the multiple alignment may result in different phylogenies. A new non-alignment based approach,… (More)
The single nucleotide polymorphism rs55705857, located in a non-coding but evolutionarily conserved region at 8q24.21, is strongly associated with IDH-mutant glioma development and was suggested to be a causal variant. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this association has remained unknown. With a case control study in 285 gliomas, 316 healthy… (More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated, neuro-inflammatory, demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS) with a heterogeneous clinical presentation and course. There is a remarkable phenotypic heterogeneity in MS, and the molecular mechanisms underlying it remain unknown. We aimed to investigate further the… (More)
Transcription factors (TFs) are the proteins which regulates the expression of their target genes either in a positive or negative manner. TFs realize this task by binding to a specific DNA sequence contained in promoter regions, via their DNA binding motifs. Among ETS family TFs, Pea3 proteins are involved in the regulation of expression of genes, which… (More)
Biomarker: A gene, protein, or other change that heralds a biomedical phenotype before that phenotype is clinically apparent.