Sequence motifs : highly predictive features of protein function

  title={Sequence motifs : highly predictive features of protein function},
  author={Asa Ben-Hur and Douglas L. Brutlag},
Protein function prediction, i.e. classification of protein sequences according to their biological function is an important task in bioinformatics. In this chapter we illustrate that the presence of sequence motifs – elements that are conserved across different proteins – are highly discriminative features for predicting the function of a protein. This is in agreement with the biological thinking that considers motifs to be the building blocks of protein sequences. We focus on proteins… CONTINUE READING
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