While very little genomic sequence is interpretable in terms of biological mechanism directly, the chances are much better for protein-coding genes that can be translated into protein sequences. This review considers the different concepts applicable to sequence analysis and function prediction of globular and non-globular protein segments. The publicly accessible ANNOTATOR software environment integrates most of the reliable protein sequence-based function prediction methods, protein domain databases and pathway, and protein–protein interaction collections developed in academia. As application example, the structural and functional domains of mel-28/ELYS, an important nuclear protein, are delineated and are proposed for experimental follow-up in structural biology and functional studies.
Computational Medicine - Tools and Challenges, 2012, pg 111-143, ISBN 978-3-7091-0946-5
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