A novel sequence-based method for phosphorylation site prediction with feature selection and analysis.

Abstract

Phosphorylation is one of the most important post-translational modifications, and the identification of protein phosphorylation sites is particularly important for studying disease diagnosis. However, experimental detection of phosphorylation sites is labor intensive. It would be beneficial if computational methods are available to provide an extra reference for the phosphorylation sites. Here we developed a novel sequence-based method for serine, threonine, and tyrosine phosphorylation site prediction. Nearest Neighbor algorithm was employed as the prediction engine. The peptides around the phosphorylation sites with a fixed length of thirteen amino acid residues were extracted via a sliding window along the protein chains concerned. Each of such peptides was coded into a vector with 6,072 features, derived from Amino Acid Index (AAIndex) database, for the classification/detection. Incremental Feature Selection, a feature selection algorithm based on the Maximum Relevancy Minimum Redundancy (mRMR) method was used to select a compact feature set for a further improvement of the classification performance. Three predictors were established for identifying the three types of phosphorylation sites, achieving the overall accuracies of 66.64%, 66.11%% and 66.69%, respectively. These rates were obtained by rigorous jackknife cross-validation tests.

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@article{He2012ANS, title={A novel sequence-based method for phosphorylation site prediction with feature selection and analysis.}, author={Zhi-song He and Xiao-He Shi and Xiang-ying Kong and Y. Zhu and Kuo-Chen Chou}, journal={Protein and peptide letters}, year={2012}, volume={19 1}, pages={70-8} }