Cyclophilins, which possess peptidyl-prolyl isomerase activity, are cellular targets of immunosuppressant drugs and involved in a wide variety of functions. While the Arabidopsis thaliana genome contains the largest number of cyclophilins, the number of plant cyclophilins available in databases is small compared to that of other organisms. It implies that many cyclophilins are yet to be identified in plants. In order to identify cyclophilin candidates from available plant sequence data, we examined alignment-free methods based on Partial Least Squares (PLS). PLS classifier performed better than profile hidden Markov models and PSI-BLAST in identifying cyclophilins from the Arabidopsis and rice genomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications|
|State||Published - Jun 2009|
- Partial least squares
- Profile hidden Markov model
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