Prediction of Contact Numbers of Amino Acid Residues Using a Neural Network Model

  • D. A. AfonnikovEmail author


The number of contacts is an important characteristic of amino acid residues in proteins. This characteristic relates to the accessibility to solvent and may be used in the prediction of the protein contact matrices. Here, we propose an approach to the prediction of the number of residue contacts in proteins on the basis of protein sequence, position specific scoring matrices for homologous sequences, and neural network algorithm.

Key words

protein structure residue contact numbers position-specific scoring matrix neural network 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Cytology and GeneticsSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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