An analysis of information content present in protein-dna interactions

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Abstract

Understanding the role proteins play in regulating DNA replication is essential to forming a complete picture of how the genome manifests itself. In this work, we examine the feasibility of predicting the residues of a protein essential to binding by analyzing protein-DNA interactions from an information theoretic perspective. Through the lens of mutual information, we explore which properties of protein sequence and structure are most useful in determining binding residues with a particular focus on sequence features. We find that the quantity of information carried in most features is small with respect to DNA-contacting residues, the bulk being provided by sequence features along with a select few structural features. Supplemental information for this article is available at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2008, PSB 2008
Pages477-488
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2008
Event13th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, PSB 2008 - Kohala Coast, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2008Jan 8 2008

Publication series

NamePacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2008, PSB 2008

Other

Other13th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, PSB 2008
CountryUnited States
CityKohala Coast, HI
Period1/4/081/8/08

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