Predicting disordered regions in proteins based on decision trees of reduced amino acid composition.
Pengfei Han, Xiuzhen Zhang, Raymond S Norton, Zhi-Ping Feng
J Comput Biol | Published : 2006
Intrinsically unstructured proteins (IUPs) are proteins lacking a fixed three dimensional structure or containing long disordered regions. IUPs play an important role in biology and disease. Identifying disordered regions in protein sequences can provide useful information on protein structure and function, and can assist high-throughput protein structure determination. In this paper we present a system for predicting disordered regions in proteins based on decision trees and reduced amino acid composition. Concise rules based on biochemical properties of amino acid side chains are generated for prediction. Coarser information extracted from the composition of amino acids can not only improv..View full abstract