[BiO BB] A question about profile database in psi-blast.
idoerg at burnham.org
Fri Dec 5 16:17:23 EST 2003
I think that Martin's answer covers that.
Rong Chen wrote:
> Hi Iddo,
> In genomic annotation, we normally create a profiles for each sequence in
> the genome, and align these profiles against some databases (such as PDB)
> to get annotation. What we found is combine this forward search with a
> reverse search helped a lot in detecting remote homologies. The reverse
> search means that we create a profile for each sequence in the databases
> (PDB) and align each profile against your genome database. Since depending
> on whether the profile is generated from a query sequence or a template
> sequence, the sequence profile covers different sequence space. Therefore,
> combining direct search with reverse search can increase sensitivity.
> However, when there is only a small number of sequences you want to query,
> we still need to align each profile of PDB against the databases composed
> of your target sequences. If we can combine all profiles of PDB into a
> database, and align your target sequences against this profile databases,
> we can save a lot of computation time. I heard that new Psi-blast has this
> reverse search function, but I could not find it in NCBI's website. Did
> you hear anyting about it?
> Thank you.
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Iddo Friedberg wrote:
>>FFAS does this.
>>Was published in:
>>L. Rychlewski, L. Jaroszewski, W. Li, A. Godzik (2000), Protein Science
>>(Actually the article refers to an older version of FFAS. The method of
>>the new one is currently in press. But they both do profile-profile
>>You can access the server at:
>>Rong Chen wrote:
>>>Normally, we align a profile against a sequence database in psi-blast. I
>>>heard that we could also cat all profiles to create a database, and align
>>>a sequence against this profile database. Did anyone hear anything about
>>>it? Is it a new program or a new option in psi-blast?
>>>Rong Chen, Ph.D.
>>>San Diego, CA 92121
>>>E-mail: rong at zlab.bu.edu http://zlab.bu.edu/~rong
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