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The SLiMDisc server: short, linear motif discovery in proteins

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The SLiMDisc server: short, linear motif discovery in proteins
Short, linear motifs (SLiMs) play a critical role in many biological processes, particularly in protein–protein interactions. Overrepresentation of convergent occurrences of motifs in proteins with a common attribute (such as similar subcellular location or a shared interaction partner) provides a feasible means to discover novel occurrences computationally. The SLiMDisc (Short, Linear Motif Discovery) web server corrects for common ancestry in describing shared motifs, concentrating on the convergently evolved motifs. The server returns a listing of the most interesting motifs found within unmasked regions, ranked according to an information content-based scoring scheme. It allows interactive input masking, according to various criteria. Scoring allows for evolutionary relationships in the data sets through treatment of BLAST local alignments. Alongside this ranked list, visualizations of the results improve understanding of the context of suggested motifs, helping to identify true...
Norman E. Davey, Richard J. Edwards, Denis C. Shie
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where NAR
Authors Norman E. Davey, Richard J. Edwards, Denis C. Shields
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