A framework for developing epitope prediction tools

Yasser El-Manzalawy, Vasant Honavar

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Abstract

Several computational methods for identifying epitopes in antigenic sequences have been proposed in the last decade. Many of these methods have been made accessible via the Internet as online web servers. However, the majority of these servers are not periodically updated to accumulate newly reported experimental data or to support additional major histocompatibility complex (MHC) allele-specific predictors. Furthermore, performing large scale studies using these servers is limited by the amount of accepted query data (some servers restrict the user to submit one protein sequence at a time) and is also limited by the lack of a united output format which complicates the process of combining the results of several servers in order to obtain consensus predictions. To address these issues, we propose Epitopes Toolkit (EpiT), a platform for developing epitope prediction tools. The software, documentation and other supporting materials are available at http://ailab.cs.iastate.edu/ epit/.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, ACM-BCB 2010
Pages660-661
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2010
Event2010 ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, ACM-BCB 2010 - Niagara Falls, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2010Aug 4 2010

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Other2010 ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, ACM-BCB 2010
CountryUnited States
CityNiagara Falls, NY
Period8/2/108/4/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Information Management

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El-Manzalawy, Y., & Honavar, V. (2010). A framework for developing epitope prediction tools. In 2010 ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, ACM-BCB 2010 (pp. 660-661) https://doi.org/10.1145/1854776.1854906