Journal article

PhosphoPICK-SNP: quantifying the effect of amino acid variants on protein phosphorylation

Ralph Patrick, Bostjan Kobe, Kim-Anh Le Cao, Mikael Boden

BIOINFORMATICS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Motivation: Genome-wide association studies are identifying single nucleotide variants (SNVs) linked to various diseases, however the functional effect caused by these variants is often unknown. One potential functional effect, the loss or gain of protein phosphorylation sites, can be induced through variations in key amino acids that disrupt or introduce valid kinase binding patterns. Current methods for predicting the effect of SNVs on phosphorylation operate on the sequence content of reference and variant proteins. However, consideration of the amino acid sequence alone is insufficient for predicting phosphorylation change, as context factors determine kinase-substrate selection. Results..

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