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Prediction of cystine connectivity using SVM

Jayavardhana GL Rama, Alistair P Shilton, Michael M Parker, Marimuthu Palaniswami



One of the major contributors to protein structures is the formation of disulphide bonds between selected pairs of cysteines at oxidized state. Prediction of such disulphide bridges from sequence is challenging given that the possible combination of cysteine pairs as the number of cysteines increases in a protein. Here, we describe a SVM (support vector machine) model for the prediction of cystine connectivity in a protein sequence with and without a priori knowledge on their bonding state. We make use of a new encoding scheme based on physico-chemical properties and statistical features (probability of occurrence of each amino acid residue in different secondary structure states along with ..

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