Evaluation of RNA Secondary Structure Motifs using Regression Analysis

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Evaluation of RNA Secondary Structure Motifs using Regression Analysis
Recent experimental evidences have shown that ribonucleic acid (RNA) plays a greater role in the cell than previously thought. An ensemble of RNA sequences believed to contain signals at the structure level can be exploited to detect functional motifs common to all or a portion of those sequences. We present here a general framework for analyzing multiple RNA secondary structures. A family of related RNA structures may be analyzed using statistical regression methods. In this work, we extend our previously developed algorithm, Seed, that allows to explore exhaustively the search space of RNA sequence and structure motifs. We introduce here several objective functions based on thermodynamic free energy and information content to discriminate native folds from the rest. We assume that the variation across the various scores can be represented by a statistical model. Regression analysis permits to assign separate weight for each score, allowing one to emphasize or compensate the variance...
Mohammad Anwar, Marcel Turcotte
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Updated 10 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Mohammad Anwar, Marcel Turcotte
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