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MOTIVATION The identification of the change of gene expression in multifactorial diseases, such as breast cancer is a major goal of DNA microarray experiments. Here we present a new data mining strategy to better analyze the marginal difference in gene expression between microarray samples. The idea is based on the notion that the consideration of gene's(More)
Structure-based screening using fully flexible docking is still too slow for large molecular libraries. High quality docking of a million molecule library can take days even on a cluster with hundreds of CPUs. This performance issue prohibits the use of fully flexible docking in the design of large combinatorial libraries. We have developed a fast(More)
Receptor flexibility is a critical issue in structure-based virtual screening methods. Although a multiple-receptor conformation docking is an efficient way to account for receptor flexibility, it is still too slow for large molecular libraries. It was reported that a fast ligand-centric, shape-based virtual screening was more consistent for hit enrichment(More)
Docking and scoring are critical issues in virtual drug screening methods. Fast and reliable methods are required for the prediction of binding affinity especially when applied to a large library of compounds. The implementation of receptor flexibility and refinement of scoring functions for this purpose are extremely challenging in terms of computational(More)
The preponderance of evidence implicates protein misfolding in many unrelated human diseases. In all cases, normal correctly folded proteins transform from their proper native structure into an abnormal beta-rich structure known as amyloid fibril. Here we introduce a computational algorithm to detect nonnative (hidden) sequence propensity for amyloid fibril(More)
Motivation: Numerous methods for predicting β-turns in proteins have been developed based on various computational schemes. Here, we introduce a new method of β-turn prediction that uses the support vector machine (SVM) algorithm together with predicted secondary structure information. Various parameters from the SVM have been adjusted to achieve optimal(More)
The calculation of contact-dependent secondary structure propensity (CSSP) is a unique and sensitive method that detects non-native secondary structure propensities in protein sequences. This method has applications in predicting local conformational change, which typically is observed in core sequences of protein aggregation and amyloid fibril formation.(More)
We have previously demonstrated that calculation of contact-dependent secondary structure propensity (CSSP) is highly sensitive in detecting non-native beta-strand propensities in the core sequences of known amyloidogenic proteins. Here we describe a CSSP method based on an artificial neural network that rapidly and accurately quantifies the influence of(More)
LY6K is a cancer biomarker and a therapeutic target that induces invasion and metastasis. However, the molecular mechanisms that determine human LY6K transcription are completely unknown. To elucidate the mechanisms involved in human LY6K gene regulation and expression, multiple cis-elements were predicted using TRANSFAC software, and the LY6K regulatory(More)
The main applications of virtual chemical screening include the selection of a minimal receptor-relevant subset of a chemical library with a maximal chemical diversity. We have previously reported that the combination of ligand-centric and receptor-centric virtual screening methods may provide a compromise between computational time and accuracy during the(More)