Digital Coding of Amino Acids Based on Hydrophobic Index

Author(s): Xuan Xiao , Kuo-Chen Chou .

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 14 , Issue 9 , 2007

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Analysis of amino acid sequences can provide useful insights into the tertiary structures of proteins and their biological functions. One of the critical problems in amino acid analysis is how to establish a digital coding system to better reflect the properties of amino acids and their degeneracy. Based on the hydrophobic index, a one-to-one relationship has been established between the amino acid sequence and the digital signal process. Such a “bridge” will make it possible to apply all the existing powerful methods in the signal processing area to analysis of the amino acid sequences.

Keywords: Amino acid digital coding, hydrophobic index, sequence analysis, signal process, pseudo amino acid composition

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Year: 2007
Page: [871 - 875]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/092986607782110293
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