Journal article

Prediction of membrane protein types based on the hydrophobic index of amino acids.

ZP Feng, CT Zhang

J Protein Chem | Published : 2000


A new algorithm to predict the types of membrane proteins is proposed. Besides the amino acid composition of the query protein, the information within the amino acid sequence is taken into account. A formulation of the autocorrelation functions based on the hydrophobicity index of the 20 amino acids is adopted. The overall predictive accuracy is remarkably increased for the database of 2054 membrane proteins studied here. An improvement of about 13% in the resubstitution test and 8% in the jackknife test is achieved compared with those of algorithms based merely on the amino acid composition. Consequently, overall predictive accuracy is as high as 94% and 82% for the resubstitution and jackk..

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