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Quantitative Comparison of Genomic-Wide Protein Domain Distributions

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Quantitative Comparison of Genomic-Wide Protein Domain Distributions
Abstract: Investigations into the origins and evolution of regulatory mechanisms require quantitative estimates of the abundance and co-occurrence of functional protein domains among distantly related genomes. Currently available databases, such as the SUPERFAMILY, are not designed for quantitative comparisons since they are built upon transcript and protein annotations provided by the various different genome annotation projects. Large biases are introduced by the differences in genome annotation protocols, which strongly depend on the availability of transcript information and well-annotated closely related organisms. Here we show that the combination of de novo gene predictors and subsequent HMM-based annotation of SCOP domains in the predicted peptides leads to consistent estimates with acceptable accuracy that in particular can be utilized for systematic studies of the evolution of protein domain occurrences and co-occurrences. As an application, we considered four major classes o...
Arli A. Parikesit, Peter F. Stadler, Sonja J. Proh
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where GCB
Authors Arli A. Parikesit, Peter F. Stadler, Sonja J. Prohaska
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