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Prediction of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Based on Deep Neural Network-ResNet18

Jie Zhang, Jiaxiang Zhao*, Pengchang Xu

School of Electronic Information and Optical Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Sensor and Sensing Network Technology, Tianjin, 300350, China

* Corresponding Author: Jiaxiang Zhao. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Computer Methods in Bio-mechanics and Biomedical Engineering)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2022, 131(2), 905-917.


Accurately, reliably and rapidly identifying intrinsically disordered (IDPs) proteins is essential as they often play important roles in various human diseases; moreover, they are related to numerous important biological activities. However, current computational methods have yet to develop a network that is sufficiently deep to make predictions about IDPs and demonstrate an improvement in performance. During this study, we constructed a deep neural network that consisted of five identical variant models, ResNet18, combined with an MLP network, for classification. Resnet18 was applied for the first time as a deep model for predicting IDPs, which allowed the extraction of information from IDP residues in greater detail and depth, and this information was then passed through the MLP network for the final identification process. Two well-known datasets, MXD494 and R80, were used as the blind independent datasets to compare their performance with that of our method. The simulation results showed that Matthew’s correlation coefficient obtained using our deep network model was 0.517 on the blind R80 dataset and 0.450 on the MXD494 dataset; thus, our method outperformed existing methods.


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APA Style
Zhang, J., Zhao, J., Xu, P. (2022). Prediction of intrinsically disordered proteins based on deep neural network-resnet18. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 131(2), 905-917.
Vancouver Style
Zhang J, Zhao J, Xu P. Prediction of intrinsically disordered proteins based on deep neural network-resnet18. Comput Model Eng Sci. 2022;131(2):905-917
IEEE Style
J. Zhang, J. Zhao, and P. Xu "Prediction of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Based on Deep Neural Network-ResNet18," Comput. Model. Eng. Sci., vol. 131, no. 2, pp. 905-917. 2022.

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