Prediction of Cell-Penetrating Peptides Using Artificial Neural Networks
Dimitar A. Dobchev,
An investigation of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) by using combination of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Principle Component Analysis (PCA) revealed that the penetration capability (penetrating/non-penetrating) of 101 examined peptides can be predicted with accuracy of 80%-100%. The inputs of the ANN are the main characteristics classifying the penetration. These molecular characteristics (descriptors) were calculated for each peptide and they provide bio-chemical insights for the criteria of penetration. Deeper analysis of the PCA results also showed clear clusterization of the peptides according to their molecular features.
Keywords: Artificial neural networks (ANN), Cell-penetrating peptides (CPP), QSAR, PCA
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