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Three Sampling Strategies to Predict Mutations in H5N1 Hemagglutitins from Influenza A Virus

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After several studies on prediction of mutation, we examine the effect of three sampling strategies, the sampling based on years, the sampling based on number of mutations, and the sampling based on the unpredictable portion of amino-acid pairs, on the prediction performance in H5N1 hemagglutinins. The results show that the sampling strategy does play an important role in prediction, which should be taken into account when predicting the next generation of mutations in proteins from influenza A virus.

Keywords: Amino acid; RNA; hemagglutinin; influenza; logistic regression; model; mutation; prediction; virus

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 2008

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.

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