Prediction of membrane protein types from sequences and position-specific scoring matrices

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

67 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations


Related Research Unit(s)


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Journal / PublicationJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2007


Membrane protein plays an important role in some biochemical process such as signal transduction, transmembrane transport, etc. Membrane proteins are usually classified into five types [Chou, K.C., Elrod, D.W., 1999. Prediction of membrane protein types and subcellular locations. Proteins: Struct. Funct. Genet. 34, 137-153] or six types [Chou, K.C., Cai, Y.D., 2005. J. Chem. Inf. Modelling 45, 407-413]. Designing in silico methods to identify and classify membrane protein can help us understand the structure and function of unknown proteins. This paper introduces an integrative approach, IAMPC, to classify membrane proteins based on protein sequences and protein profiles. These modules extract the amino acid composition of the whole profiles, the amino acid composition of N-terminal and C-terminal profiles, the amino acid composition of profile segments and the dipeptide composition of the whole profiles. In the computational experiment, the overall accuracy of the proposed approach is comparable with the functional-domain-based method. In addition, the performance of the proposed approach is complementary to the functional-domain-based method for different membrane protein types. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Membrane proteins type, Position-specific scoring matrix, Support vector machine