Computational method for predicting protein function

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Abstract

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a software, Protein Function Prediction (PFP), to predict the biological function of a protein from its amino acid sequence. The software applies a data mining tool to sequence and gene ontology data to provide the most probable annotation for the query sequence in its associated biological process, molecular function, and cellular component. The software provides a list of protein functions ranked by likelihood that the function belongs to the input protein. PFP compares favorably to PST-BLAST, more accurately assigning function in weakly similar sequences. PFP was benchmarked with a set of 2000 nonredundant protein sequences randomly selected from UniProt and has been employed for five test sequences provided at the assessment of function prediction servers at the Automated Function Prediction Special Interest Group meeting at ISMB 2005. This software has both industrial and research applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors. Technology Validation: This technology has been validated through testing of the software product. Advantages: – Capable of making predictions about proteins that aren’t in the database – Functional for greater number of proteins than alternate solutions Applications: – Pharmaceuticals – Biomedical Research/Industry Related Publication: Enhanced automated function prediction using distantly related sequences and contextual association by PFP Protein Science Volume15, Issue 6, June 2006, Pages 1550-1556 DOI: 10.1110/ps.062153506

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Advantages

  • Capable of making predictions about proteins that aren’t in the database.
  • Functional for greater number of proteins than alternate solutions

Potential Applications

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biomedical Research/Industry

Contact Information

Name: Joseph R Kasper

Email: JRKasper@prf.org

Phone: 765-588-3475