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Classification of protein quaternary structure by functional domain composition

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Classification of protein quaternary structure by functional domain composition
Background: The number and the arrangement of subunits that form a protein are referred to as quaternary structure. Quaternary structure is an important protein attribute that is closely related to its function. Proteins with quaternary structure are called oligomeric proteins. Oligomeric proteins are involved in various biological processes, such as metabolism, signal transduction, and chromosome replication. Thus, it is highly desirable to develop some computational methods to automatically classify the quaternary structure of proteins from their sequences. Results: To explore this problem, we adopted an approach based on the functional domain composition of proteins. Every protein was represented by a vector calculated from the domains in the PFAM database. The nearest neighbor algorithm (NNA) was used for classifying the quaternary structure of proteins from this information. The jackknife cross-validation test was performed on the non-redundant protein dataset in which the sequen...
Xiaojing Yu, Chuan Wang, Yixue Li
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where BMCBI
Authors Xiaojing Yu, Chuan Wang, Yixue Li
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