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ProtoMap: automatic classification of protein sequences and hierarchy of protein families

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ProtoMap: automatic classification of protein sequences and hierarchy of protein families
The ProtoMap site offers an exhaustive classification of all proteins in the SWISS-PROT database, into groups of related proteins. The classification is based on analysis of all pairwise similarities among protein sequences. The analysis makes essential use of transitivity to identify homologies among proteins. Within each group of the classification, every two members are either directly or transitively related. However, transitivity is applied restrictively in order to prevent unrelated proteins from clustering together. The classification is done at different levels of confidence, and yields a hierarchical organization of all proteins. The resulting classification splits the protein space into well-defined groups of proteins, which are closely correlated with natural biological families and superfamilies. Many clusters contain protein sequences that are not classified by other databases. The hierarchical organization suggested by our analysis may help in detecting finer subfamilies...
Golan Yona, Nathan Linial, Michal Linial
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where NAR
Authors Golan Yona, Nathan Linial, Michal Linial
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