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Compared to the available protein sequences of different organisms, the number of revealed protein-protein interactions (PPIs) is still very limited. So many computational methods have been developed to facilitate the identification of novel PPIs. However, the methods only using the information of protein sequences are more universal than those that depend(More)
Determining G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) coupling specificity is very important for further understanding the functions of receptors. A successful method in this area will benefit both basic research and drug discovery practice. Previously published methods rely on the transmembrane topology prediction at training step, even at prediction step.(More)
In this study, we focus on different types of Gram-negative bacterial secreted proteins, and try to analyze the relationships and differences among them. Through an extensive literature search, 1612 secreted proteins have been collected as a standard data set from three data sources, including Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL and RefSeq. To explore the relationships(More)
INTRODUCTION Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-system autoimmune disease with a heterogeneous course and varying degrees of severity and organ damage; thus, there is increasing interest in identifying biomarkers for SLE. In this study we correlated the combined expression level of multiple interferon-inducible chemokines with disease activity,(More)
BACKGROUND Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are crucial for almost all cellular processes, including metabolic cycles, DNA transcription and replication, and signaling cascades. Given the importance of PPIs, several methods have been developed to detect them. Since the experimental methods are time-consuming and expensive, developing computational(More)
In proteins, the number of interacting pairs is usually much smaller than the number of non-interacting ones. So the imbalanced data problem will arise in the field of protein-protein interactions (PPIs) prediction. In this article, we introduce two ensemble methods to solve the imbalanced data problem. These ensemble methods combine the based-cluster(More)
INTRODUCTION Dysregulated cytokine action on immune cells plays an important role in the initiation and progress of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a complex autoimmune disease. Comprehensively quantifying basal STATs phosphorylation and their signaling response to cytokines should help us to better understand the etiology of SLE. METHODS(More)
Signal peptides play a crucial role in various biological processes, such as localization of cell surface receptors, translocation of secreted proteins and cell-cell communication. However, the amino acid mutation in signal peptides, also called non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs or SAPs) may lead to the loss of their functions. In the(More)
In contrast to a large number of classically secreted proteins (CSPs) and non-secreted proteins (NSPs), only a few proteins have been experimentally proved to enter non-classical secretory pathways. So it is difficult to identify non-classically secreted proteins (NCSPs), and no methods are available for distinguishing the three types of proteins(More)
MicroRNA (miRNA) is the negative regulator of gene expression, also known as guide strand of transient miRNA:miRNA* duplex. It is critical in maintaining the normal physiological processes such as development, differentiation, and apoptosis in many organisms. With increasing miRNA data, it is desirable to design methods to identify guide strand based on(More)