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Mining conditional phosphorylation motifs
ISSN: 1545-5963
Xiaoqing Liu, Xiaoqing Liu is with the School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. (Email:
Phosphorylation motifs represent position-specific amino acid patterns around the phosphorylation sites in the set of phosphopeptides. Several algorithms have been proposed to uncover phosphorylation motifs, whereas the problem of efficiently discovering a set of significant motifs with sufficiently high coverage and non-redundancy still remains unsolved. Here we present a novel notion called conditional phosphorylation motifs. Through this new concept, the motifs whose over-expressiveness mainly benefits from its constituting parts can be filtered out effectively. To discover conditional phosphorylation motifs, we propose an algorithm called C-Motif for a non-redundant identification of significant phosphorylation motifs. C-Motif is implemented under the Apriori framework, and it tests the statistical significance together with the frequency of candidate motifs in a single stage. Experiments demonstrate that C-Motif outperforms some current algorithms such as MMFPh and Motif-All in terms of coverage and non-redundancy of the results and efficiency of the excution. The source code of C-Motif is available at:
Zengyou He, Shengchun Deng, Haipeng Gong, Xiaoqing Liu, Jun Wu, "Mining conditional phosphorylation motifs," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 22 May 2014. IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, <>
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