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BACKGROUND Current protocols yield crystals for <30% of known proteins, indicating that automatically identifying crystallizable proteins may improve high-throughput structural genomics efforts. We introduce CRYSTALP2, a kernel-based method that predicts the propensity of a given protein sequence to produce diffraction-quality crystals. This method utilizes(More)
Due to the increasing gap between structure-determined and sequenced proteins, prediction of protein structural classes has been an important problem. It is very important to use efficient sequential parameters for developing class predictors because of the close sequence-structure relationship. The multinomial logistic regression model was used for the(More)
In order to establish novel hybrid neural discriminant model, linear discriminant analysis (LDA) was used at the first stage to evaluate the contribution of sequence parameters in determining the protein structural class. An in-house program generated parameters including single amino acid and all dipeptide composition frequencies for 498 proteins came from(More)
Recently, two different models have been developed for predicting gamma-turns in proteins by Kaur and Raghava [2002. An evaluation of beta-turn prediction methods. Bioinformatics 18, 1508-1514; 2003. A neural-network based method for prediction of gamma-turns in proteins from multiple sequence alignment. Protein Sci. 12, 923-929]. However, the major(More)
Due to the slightly success of protein secondary structure prediction using the various algorithmic and non-algorithmic techniques, similar techniques have been developed for predicting gamma-turns in proteins by Kaur and Raghava [2003. A neural-network based method for prediction of gamma-turns in proteins from multiple sequence alignment. Protein Sci. 12,(More)
Production of high-quality diffracting crystals is a critical step in determining the 3D structure of a protein by X-ray crystallography. Only 2%-10% of crystallization projects result in high-resolution protein structures. Previously, several computational methods for prediction of protein crystallizability were developed. In this work, we introduce(More)
Various studies have been reported on the bioeffects of magnetic field exposure; however, no consensus or guideline is available for experimental designs relating to exposure conditions as yet. In this study, logistic regression (LR) and artificial neural networks (ANNs) were used in order to analyze and predict the melatonin excretion patterns in the rat(More)
Point mutations in the human prion protein gene, leading to amino acid substitutions in the human prion protein contribute to conversion of PrPC to PrPSc and amyloid formation, resulting in prion diseases such as familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease (GSS), and fatal familial insomnia. We have investigated(More)
Cell membranes provide integrity of living cells. Although the stability of biological membrane is maintained by the lipid bilayer, membrane proteins perform most of the specific functions such as signal transduction, transmembrane transport, etc. Then it is plausible membrane proteins being attractive drug targets. In this article, based on the concept of(More)