IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

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From the September/October 2017 Issue

Exploring Consensus RNA Substructural Patterns Using Subgraph Mining

By Qingfeng Chen, Chaowang Lan, Baoshan Chen, Lusheng Wang, Jinyan Li, and Chengqi Zhang

Featured article thumbnail imageFrequently recurring RNA structural motifs play important roles in RNA folding process and interaction with other molecules. Traditional index-based and shape-based schemas are useful in modeling RNA secondary structures but ignore the structural discrepancy of individual RNA family member. Further, the in-depth analysis of underlying substructure pattern is insufficient due to varied and unnormalized substructure data. This prevents us from understanding RNAs functions and their inherent synergistic regulation networks. This article thus proposes a novel labeled graph-based algorithm RnaGraph to uncover frequently RNA substructure patterns. Attribute data and graph data are combined to characterize diverse substructures and their correlations, respectively. Further, a top-k graph pattern mining algorithm is developed to extract interesting substructure motifs by integrating frequency and similarity. The experimental results show that our methods assist in not only modelling complex RNA secondary structures but also identifying hidden but interesting RNA substructure patterns.

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