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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2012 Vol.13 No.2 P.152-158


Protein sequence analysis based on hydropathy profile of amino acids

Author(s):  Xiao-li Xie, Li-fei Zheng, Ying Yu, Li-ping Liang, Man-cai Guo, John Song, Zhi-fa Yuan

Affiliation(s):  College of Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   xiemary@nwsuaf.edu.cn, zhifayuan@nwsuaf.edu.cn

Key Words:  Protein sequence, Sequence comparison, Similarity/dissimilarity, Conditional probability

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Xiao-li Xie, Li-fei Zheng, Ying Yu, Li-ping Liang, Man-cai Guo, John Song, Zhi-fa Yuan. Protein sequence analysis based on hydropathy profile of amino acids[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2012, 13(2): 152-158.

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Biology sequence comparison is a fundamental task in computational biology. According to the hydropathy profile of amino acids, a protein sequence is taken as a string with three letters. Three curves of the new protein sequence were defined to describe the protein sequence. A new method to analyze the similarity/dissimilarity of protein sequence was proposed based on the conditional probability of the protein sequence. Finally, the protein sequences of ND6 (NADH dehydrogenase subunit 6) protein of eight species were taken as an example to illustrate the new approach. The results demonstrated that the method is convenient and efficient.

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