RVMAB

RVMAB: It is a challenging task that whether proteins can interact with their partners for fundamental research. Protein self-interaction (SIP) is a special case of PPIs, which plays a key role in the regulation of cellular functions. Due to the limitations of experimental self-interaction identification, developing an effective biological tool for predicting SIPs based on protein sequences is very import. In the paper, we propose a novel computational method called RVM-AB that combines the Relevance Vector Machine (RVM) model and Average Blocks (AB) for detecting SIPs from protein sequences. Firstly, Average Blocks (AB) feature extraction method is employed to represent protein sequences on a Position Specific Scoring Matrix (PSSM). Secondly, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) method is used to reduce the dimension of AB vector for reducing the influence of noise. Then, by employing the Relevance Vector Machine (RVM) algorithm, the performance of RVM-AB was assessed and compared with the state-of-the-art support vector machine (SVM) classifier and other exiting methods on yeast and human datasets respectively. Using the fivefold test experiment, RVM-AB model achieved very high accuracies of 93.01% and 97.72% on yeast and human datasets respectively, which are significantly better than the method based on SVM classifier and other previous methods. The experimental results proved that our RVM-AB prediction model is efficiency and robust. It can be an automatic decision support tool for detecting SIPs. For facilitating extensive studies for future proteomics research, the RVMAB server is freely available for academic use at http://219.219.62.123:8888/RVMAB