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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)
Gene expression data from microarrays are being applied to predict preclinical and clinical endpoints, but the reliability of these predictions has not been established. In the MAQC-II project, 36 independent teams analyzed six microarray data sets to generate predictive models for classifying a sample with respect to one of 13 endpoints indicative of lung(More)
To pursue a systematic approach to discovery of mechanisms of action of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), we used microarrays, bioinformatics and the "Connectivity Map" (CMAP) to examine TCM-induced changes in gene expression. We demonstrated that this approach can be used to elucidate new molecular targets using a model TCM herbal formula Si-Wu-Tang(More)
A new method was proposed for prediction of mitochondrial proteins by the discrete wavelet transform, based on the sequence-scale similarity measurement. This sequence-scale similarity, revealing more information than other conventional methods, does not rely on subcellular location information and can directly predict protein sequences with different(More)
The rapid accumulation of data on non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs, also called SAPs) should allow us to further our understanding of the underlying disease-associated mechanisms. Here, we use complex networks to study the role of an amino acid in both local and global structures and determine the extent to which disease-associated and(More)
Owing to their potential for systematic analysis, complex networks have been widely used in proteomics. Representing a protein structure as a topology network provides novel insight into understanding protein folding mechanisms, stability and function. Here, we develop a new feature to reveal correlations between residues using a protein structure network.(More)
The Affymetrix GeneChip® system is a commonly used platform for microarray analysis but the technology is inherently expensive. Unfortunately, changes in experimental planning and execution, such as the unavailability of previously anticipated samples or a shift in research focus, may render significant numbers of pre-purchased GeneChip® microarrays(More)
BACKGROUND Si-Wu-Tang (SWT), comprising the combination of four herbs, Paeoniae, Angelicae, Chuanxiong and Rehmanniae, is one of the most popular traditional oriental medicines for women's diseases. In our previous study, the microarray gene expression profiles of SWT on breast cancer cell line MCF-7 were found similar to the effect of β-estradiol (E2) on(More)
A quantitative multidimensional amino acids descriptors E (E1–E5) has been introduced in bioactive peptides Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship (QSAR) study. These descriptors correlate well with hydrophobicity, size, preferences for amino acids to occur in α-helices, composition and the net charge, respectively. They were then applied to construct(More)
For the purpose of improving the prediction of cancer prognosis in the clinical researches, various algorithms have been developed to construct the predictive models with the gene signatures detected by DNA microarrays. Due to the heterogeneity of the clinical samples, the list of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) generated by the statistical methods or(More)