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Inferring molecular function: contributions from functional linkages

Medrano-Soto, Arturo and Pal, Debnath and Eisenberg, David (2008) Inferring molecular function: contributions from functional linkages. In: Trends in Genetics, 24 (12). 587 -590.

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Abstract

In the current era of high-throughput sequencing and structure determination, functional annotation has become a bottleneck in biomedical science. Here, we show that automated inference of molecular function using functional linkages among genes increases the accuracy of functional assignments by >= 8% and enriches functional descriptions in >= 34% of top assignments. Furthermore, biochemical literature supports >80% of automated inferences for previously unannotated proteins. These results emphasize the benefit of incorporating functional linkages in protein annotation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Division of Information Sciences > BioInformatics Centre
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 12:03
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/26486

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