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Epitope-Paratope Recognition by Knowledge Based Correlation Mapping using Hopfield Network

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The knowledge based correlation mapping (KBCM) is devised here as a unified measure of the information on antigen-antibody complexes available in the Protein Data Banks. This mapping is estimated from a random training sample using a Hopfield Network while representing the epitope and paratope in a complex as 3-dimensional attributed graphs. Identification of paratopes on immunoglobulins against given epitopes is carried out using pattern matching on Hopfield Network with the help of the KBCM.

Keywords: EPITOPE-PARATOPE; Epitope; Paratope; immunoglobulins; knowledge based correlation mapping (KBCM)

Document Type: Review Article


Publication date: 2001-08-01

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