ECPred: a tool for the prediction of the enzymatic functions of protein sequences based on the EC nomenclature


DALKIRAN A., RİFAİOĞLU A. S. , Martin M. J. , Cetin-Atalay R., Atalay V., Dogan T.

BMC BIOINFORMATICS, cilt.19, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: The automated prediction of the enzymatic functions of uncharacterized proteins is a crucial topic in bioinformatics. Although several methods and tools have been proposed to classify enzymes, most of these studies are limited to specific functional classes and levels of the Enzyme Commission (EC) number hierarchy. Besides, most of the previous methods incorporated only a single input feature type, which limits the applicability to the wide functional space. Here, we proposed a novel enzymatic function prediction tool, ECPred, based on ensemble of machine learning classifiers.