FingerPRINTScan: intelligent searching of the PRINTS motif database

P Scordis, DR Flower, TK Attwood

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Abstract

Motivation: By identifying an unknown gene or protein as a member of a known family, we can infer a wealth of previously compiled information pertinent to that family and its members.
Results: This paper introduces a method that classifies sequences using familial definitions from the PRINTS database, allowing progress to be made with the identification of distant evolutionary relationships. The approach makes use of the contextual information inherent in a multiple-motif method, and has the power to identify hitherto unidentified relationships in mass genome data. We exemplify our method by a comparison of database searches with uncharacterized sequences from the Caenorhabditis elegans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome projects. This analysis tool combines a simple, user-friendly interface with the capacity to provide an 'intelligent', biologically relevant result..
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-806
Number of pages8
JournalBioinformatics
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

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Genes
Databases
Genome
Caenorhabditis elegans
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Yeast
User Interface
User interfaces
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Classify
Gene
Proteins
Protein
Unknown
Family
Relationships
Power (Psychology)

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Scordis, P ; Flower, DR ; Attwood, TK. / FingerPRINTScan: intelligent searching of the PRINTS motif database. In: Bioinformatics. 1999 ; Vol. 15, No. 10. pp. 799-806.
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