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Prediction of Protein Secondary Structure Using Improved Two-Level Neural Network Architecture

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In this paper we propose constructing an improved two-level neural network to predict protein secondary structure. Firstly, we code the whole protein composition information as the inputs to the first-level network besides the evolutionary information. Secondly, we calculate the reliability score for each residue position based on the output of the first-level network, and the role of the second-level network is to take full advantage of the residues with a higher reliability score to impact the neighboring residues with a lower one for improving the whole prediction accuracy. Thirdly, considering it is indeed a problem that the target protein can be lost in the multiple sequence alignment we propose to code single sequence into the second-level network. The experimental results show that our proposed method can efficiently improve the prediction accuracy.
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Keywords: neural network; protein composition; protein secondary structure prediction; reliability score; two-level network architecture

Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: Hefei Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1130, Hefei, Anhui 230031, China;

Publication date: 01 November 2005

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