ACPred-FL: a sequence-based predictor using effective feature representation to improve the prediction of anti-cancer peptides

ACPred-FL: a sequence-based predictor using effective feature representation to improve the... AbstractMotivationAnti-cancer peptides (ACPs) have recently emerged as promising therapeutic agents for cancer treatment. Due to the avalanche of protein sequence data in the post-genomic era, there is an urgent need to develop automated computational methods to enable fast and accurate identification of novel ACPs within the vast number of candidate proteins and peptides.ResultsTo address this, we propose a novel predictor named Anti-Cancer peptide Predictor with Feature representation Learning (ACPred-FL) for accurate prediction of ACPs based on sequence information. More specifically, we develop an effective feature representation learning model, with which we can extract and learn a set of informative features from a pool of support vector machine-based models trained using sequence-based feature descriptors. By doing so, the class label information of data samples is fully utilized. To improve the feature representation, we further employ a two-step feature selection technique, resulting in a most informative five-dimensional feature vector for the final peptide representation. Experimental results show that such five features provide the most discriminative power for identifying ACPs than currently available feature descriptors, highlighting the effectiveness of the proposed feature representation learning approach. The developed ACPred-FL method significantly outperforms state-of-the-art methods.Availability and implementationThe web-server of ACPred-FL is available at http://server.malab.cn/ACPred-FL.Supplementary informationSupplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bioinformatics Oxford University Press

ACPred-FL: a sequence-based predictor using effective feature representation to improve the prediction of anti-cancer peptides

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Oxford University Press
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© The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com
ISSN
1367-4803
eISSN
1460-2059
D.O.I.
10.1093/bioinformatics/bty451
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Abstract

AbstractMotivationAnti-cancer peptides (ACPs) have recently emerged as promising therapeutic agents for cancer treatment. Due to the avalanche of protein sequence data in the post-genomic era, there is an urgent need to develop automated computational methods to enable fast and accurate identification of novel ACPs within the vast number of candidate proteins and peptides.ResultsTo address this, we propose a novel predictor named Anti-Cancer peptide Predictor with Feature representation Learning (ACPred-FL) for accurate prediction of ACPs based on sequence information. More specifically, we develop an effective feature representation learning model, with which we can extract and learn a set of informative features from a pool of support vector machine-based models trained using sequence-based feature descriptors. By doing so, the class label information of data samples is fully utilized. To improve the feature representation, we further employ a two-step feature selection technique, resulting in a most informative five-dimensional feature vector for the final peptide representation. Experimental results show that such five features provide the most discriminative power for identifying ACPs than currently available feature descriptors, highlighting the effectiveness of the proposed feature representation learning approach. The developed ACPred-FL method significantly outperforms state-of-the-art methods.Availability and implementationThe web-server of ACPred-FL is available at http://server.malab.cn/ACPred-FL.Supplementary informationSupplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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BioinformaticsOxford University Press

Published: Dec 1, 2018

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