Kuo-Chen Chou* Pages 2283 - 2300 ( 18 )
Stimulated by the 5-steps rule during the last decade or so, computational proteomics has achieved remarkable progresses in the following three areas: (1) protein structural class prediction; (2) protein subcellular location prediction; (3) post-translational modification (PTM) site prediction. The results obtained by these predictions are very useful not only for an in-depth study of the functions of proteins and their biological processes in a cell, but also for developing novel drugs against major diseases such as cancers, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Moreover, since the targets to be predicted may have the multi-label feature, two sets of metrics are introduced: one is for inspecting the global prediction quality, while the other for the local prediction quality. All the predictors covered in this review have a userfriendly web-server, through which the majority of experimental scientists can easily obtain their desired data without the need to go through the complicated mathematics.
Five-steps rules, Protein structural classes, Protein subcellular localization, Post-translational modifications, Webserver, Global and local metrics.
Center for Informational Biology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 610054