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Seqnls: Nuclear Localization Signal Prediction Based On Frequent Pattern Mining And Linear Motif Scoring, J.-R. Lin, Jianjun Hu Jan 2013

Seqnls: Nuclear Localization Signal Prediction Based On Frequent Pattern Mining And Linear Motif Scoring, J.-R. Lin, Jianjun Hu

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Nuclear localization signals (NLSs) are stretches of residues in proteins mediating their importing into the nucleus. NLSs are known to have diverse patterns, of which only a limited number are covered by currently known NLS motifs. Here we propose a sequential pattern mining algorithm SeqNLS to effectively identify potential NLS patterns without being constrained by the limitation of current knowledge of NLSs. The extracted frequent sequential patterns are used to predict NLS candidates which are then filtered by a linear motif-scoring scheme based on predicted sequence disorder and by the relatively local conservation (IRLC) based masking.

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