The Computational Prediction Methods for Linear B-cell Epitopes

Author(s): Cangzhi Jia*, Hongyan Gong, Yan Zhu, Yixia Shi.

Journal Name: Current Bioinformatics

Volume 14 , Issue 3 , 2019

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Background: B-cell epitope prediction is an essential tool for a variety of immunological studies. For identifying such epitopes, several computational predictors have been proposed in the past 10 years.

Objective: In this review, we summarized the representative computational approaches developed for the identification of linear B-cell epitopes.

Methods: We mainly discuss the datasets, feature extraction methods and classification methods used in the previous work.

Results: The performance of the existing methods was not very satisfying, and so more effective approaches should be proposed by considering the structural information of proteins.

Conclusion: We consider existing challenges and future perspectives for developing reliable methods for predicting linear B-cell epitopes.

Keywords: linear B-cell epitopes, machine learning, bioinformatics, computational, immunological, feature extraction.

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Year: 2019
Page: [226 - 233]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1574893613666181112145706
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