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Paper   IPM / Biological Sciences / 15334
School of Biological Sciences
  Title:   PMLPR: A novel method for predicting subcellular localization based on recommender systems
1.  Elnaz Mirzaei Mehrabad
2.  Reza Hassan Zadeh
3.  Changiz Eslahchi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Scientific Reports
  Vol.:  1
  Year:  2018
  Pages:   8
  Supported by:  IPM
The importance of protein subcellular localization problem is due to the importance of protein’s functions in different cell parts. Moreover, prediction of subcellular locations helps to identify the potential molecular targets for drugs and has an important role in genome annotation. Most of the existing prediction methods assign only one location for each protein. But, since some proteins move between different subcellular locations, they can have multiple locations. In recent years, some multiple location predictors have been introduced. However, their performances are not accurate enough and there is much room for improvement. In this paper, we introduced a method, PMLPR, to predict locations for a protein. PMLPR predicts a list of locations for each protein based on recommender systems and it can properly overcome the multiple location prediction problem. For evaluating the performance of PMLPR, we considered six datasets RAT, FLY, HUMAN, Du et al., DBMLoc and Höglund. The performance of this algorithm is compared with six state-of-the-art algorithms, YLoc, WOLF-PSORT, prediction channel, MDLoc, Du et al. and MultiLoc2-HighRes. The results indicate that our proposed method is significantly superior on RAT and Fly proteins, and decent on HUMAN proteins. Moreover, on the datasets introduced by Du et al., DBMLoc and Höglund, PMLPR has comparable results. For the case study, we applied the algorithms on 8 proteins which are important in cancer research. The results of comparison with other methods indicate the efficiency of PMLPR.

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