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Predicting Protein Subcellular Location Using Chou's Pseudo Amino Acid Composition and Improved Hybrid Approach

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The location of a protein in a cell is closely correlated with its biological function. Based on the concept that the protein subcellular location is mainly determined by its amino acid and pseudo amino acid composition (PseAA), a new algorithm of increment of diversity combined with support vector machine is proposed to predict the protein subcellular location. The subcellular locations of plant and non-plant proteins are investigated by our method. The overall prediction accuracies in jackknife test are 88.3% for the eukaryotic plant proteins and 92.4% for the eukaryotic non-plant proteins, respectively. In order to estimate the effect of the sequence identity on predictive result, the proteins with sequence identity ≤40% are selected. The overall success rates of prediction are 86.2% and 92.3% for plant and non-plant proteins in jackknife test, respectively.

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Keywords: Chou's pseudo amino acid composition; Subcellular location; increment of diversity; support vector machine

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-07-01

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