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Analysis of nanopore detector measurements using Machine-Learning methods, with application to single-molecule kinetic analysis

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Analysis of nanopore detector measurements using Machine-Learning methods, with application to single-molecule kinetic analysis
Background: A nanopore detector has a nanometer-scale trans-membrane channel across which a potential difference is established, resulting in an ionic current through the channel in the pA-nA range. A distinctive channel current blockade signal is created as individually "captured" DNA molecules interact with the channel and modulate the channel's ionic current. The nanopore detector is sensitive enough that nearly identical DNA molecules can be classified with very high accuracy using machine learning techniques such as Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) and Support Vector Machines (SVMs). Results: A non-standard implementation of an HMM, emission inversion, is used for improved classification. Additional features are considered for the feature vector employed by the SVM for classification as well: The addition of a single feature representing spike density is shown to notably improve classification results. Another, much larger, feature set expansion was studied (2500 additi...
Matthew Landry, Stephen Winters-Hilt
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where BMCBI
Authors Matthew Landry, Stephen Winters-Hilt
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