Journal article

Computational identification of eukaryotic promoters based on cascaded deep capsule neural networks.

Yan Zhu, Fuyi Li, Dongxu Xiang, Tatsuya Akutsu, Jiangning Song, Cangzhi Jia

Briefings in Bioinformatics | Published : 2020


A promoter is a region in the DNA sequence that defines where the transcription of a gene by RNA polymerase initiates, which is typically located proximal to the transcription start site (TSS). How to correctly identify the gene TSS and the core promoter is essential for our understanding of the transcriptional regulation of genes. As a complement to conventional experimental methods, computational techniques with easy-to-use platforms as essential bioinformatics tools can be effectively applied to annotate the functions and physiological roles of promoters. In this work, we propose a deep learning-based method termed Depicter (Deep learning for predicting promoter), for identifying three sp..

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