Protein subcellular localization prediction based on compartment-specific biological features.

Chia Yu Su, Allan Lo, Hua Sheng Chiu, Ting Yi Sung, Wen Lian Hsu

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Prediction of subcellular localization of proteins is important for genome annotation, protein function prediction, and drug discovery. We present a prediction method for Gram-negative bacteria that uses ten one-versus-one support vector machine (SVM) classifiers, where compartment-specific biological features are selected as input to each SVM classifier. The final prediction of localization sites is determined by integrating the results from ten binary classifiers using a combination of majority votes and a probabilistic method. The overall accuracy reaches 91.4%, which is 1.6% better than the state-of-the-art system, in a ten-fold cross-validation evaluation on a benchmark data set. We demonstrate that feature selection guided by biological knowledge and insights in one-versus-one SVM classifiers can lead to a significant improvement in the prediction performance. Our model is also used to produce highly accurate prediction of 92.8% overall accuracy for proteins of dual localizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalComputational systems bioinformatics / Life Sciences Society. Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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