iRNA-AI: identifying the adenosine to inosine editing sites in RNA sequences. Catalyzed by adenosine deaminase (ADAR), the adenosine to inosine (A-to-I) editing in RNA is not only involved in various important biological processes, but also closely associated with a series of major diseases. Therefore, knowledge about the A-to-I editing sites in RNA is crucially important for both basic research and drug development. Given an uncharacterized RNA sequence that contains many adenosine (A) residues, can we identify which one of them can be of A-to-I editing, and which one cannot? Unfortunately, so far no computational method whatsoever has been developed to address such an important problem based on the RNA sequence information alone. To fill this empty area, we have proposed a predictor called iRNA-AI by incorporating the chemical properties of nucleotides and their sliding occurrence density distribution along a RNA sequence into the general form of pseudo nucleotide composition (PseKNC). It has been shown by the rigorous jackknife test and independent dataset test that the performance of the proposed predictor is quite promising. For the convenience of most experimental scientists, a user-friendly web-server for iRNA-AI has been established at, by which users can easily get their desired results without the need to go through the mathematical details.

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  1. Ahmad, Jamal; Hayat, Maqsood: MFSC: multi-voting based feature selection for classification of Golgi proteins by adopting the general form of Chou’s PseAAC components (2019)
  2. Hussain, Waqar; Khan, Yaser Daanial; Rasool, Nouman; Khan, Sher Afzal; Chou, Kuo-Chen: SPrenylC-PseAAC: a sequence-based model developed via Chou’s 5-steps rule and general PseAAC for identifying S-prenylation sites in proteins (2019)
  3. Jia, Jianhua; Li, Xiaoyan; Qiu, Wangren; Xiao, Xuan; Chou, Kuo-Chen: iPPI-PseAAC(CGR): identify protein-protein interactions by incorporating chaos game representation into PseAAC (2019)
  4. Khan, Yaser Daanial; Jamil, Mehreen; Hussain, Waqar; Rasool, Nouman; Khan, Sher Afzal; Chou, Kuo-Chen: pSSbond-PseAAC: prediction of disulfide bonding sites by integration of PseAAC and statistical moments (2019)
  5. Lu, Fuhua; Zhu, Maoshu; Lin, Ying; Zhong, Hongbin; Cai, Lei; He, Lin; Chou, Kuo-Chen: The preliminary efficacy evaluation of the CTLA-4-ig treatment against lupus nephritis through \textitin-silico analyses (2019)
  6. Ning, Qiao; Ma, Zhiqiang; Zhao, Xiaowei: Dforml(KNN)-PseAAC: detecting formylation sites from protein sequences using K-nearest neighbor algorithm via Chou’s 5-step rule and pseudo components (2019)
  7. Pan, Yi; Wang, Shiyuan; Zhang, Qi; Lu, Qianzi; Su, Dongqing; Zuo, Yongchun; Yang, Lei: Analysis and prediction of animal toxins by various Chou’s pseudo components and reduced amino acid compositions (2019)
  8. Rout, Subhashree; Mahapatra, Rajani Kanta: \textitInsilico analysis of \textitplasmodiumfalciparum CDPK5 protein through molecular modeling, docking and dynamics (2019)
  9. Zhao, Xiaowei; Zhang, Ye; Ning, Qiao; Zhang, Hongrui; Ji, Jinchao; Yin, Minghao: Identifying N(^6)-methyladenosine sites using extreme gradient boosting system optimized by particle swarm optimizer (2019)
  10. Arif, Muhammad; Hayat, Maqsood; Jan, Zahoor: IMem-2LSAAC: a two-level model for discrimination of membrane proteins and their types by extending the notion of SAAC into Chou’s pseudo amino acid composition (2018)
  11. Cheng, Xiang; Xiao, Xuan; Chou, Kuo-Chen: pLoc_bal-mGneg: predict subcellular localization of Gram-negative bacterial proteins by quasi-balancing training dataset and general PseAAC (2018)
  12. Chiu, Jimmy Ka Ho; Dillon, Tharam S.; Chen, Yi-Ping Phoebe: Large-scale frequent stem pattern mining in RNA families (2018)
  13. Contreras-Torres, Ernesto: Predicting structural classes of proteins by incorporating their global and local physicochemical and conformational properties into general Chou’s PseAAC (2018)
  14. Jia, Cangzhi; Yang, Qing; Zou, Quan: NucPosPred: predicting species-specific genomic nucleosome positioning via four different modes of general PseKNC (2018)
  15. Liang, Yunyun; Zhang, Shengli: Identify Gram-negative bacterial secreted protein types by incorporating different modes of PSSM into Chou’s general PseAAC via Kullback-Leibler divergence (2018)
  16. Mei, Juan; Fu, Yi; Zhao, Ji: Analysis and prediction of ion channel inhibitors by using feature selection and Chou’s general pseudo amino acid composition (2018)
  17. Qiu, Wenying; Li, Shan; Cui, Xiaowen; Yu, Zhaomin; Wang, Minghui; Du, Junwei; Peng, Yanjun; Yu, Bin: Predicting protein submitochondrial locations by incorporating the pseudo-position specific scoring matrix into the general Chou’s pseudo-amino acid composition (2018)
  18. Sabooh, M. Fazli; Iqbal, Nadeem; Khan, Mukhtaj; Khan, Muslim; Maqbool, H. F.: Identifying 5-methylcytosine sites in RNA sequence using composite encoding feature into Chou’s PseKNC (2018)
  19. Tarafder, Sumit; Toukir Ahmed, Md.; Iqbal, Sumaiya; Tamjidul Hoque, Md; Sohel Rahman, M.: RBSURFpred: modeling protein accessible surface area in real and binary space using regularized and optimized regression (2018)
  20. Zhang, Shengli; Duan, Xin: Prediction of protein subcellular localization with oversampling approach and Chou’s general PseAAC (2018)

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