StackDPPred

StackDPPred: a stacking based prediction of DNA-binding protein from sequence. Motivation: Identification of DNA-binding proteins from only sequence information is one of the most challenging problems in the field of genome annotation. DNA-binding proteins play an important role in various biological processes such as DNA replication, repair, transcription and splicing. Existing experimental techniques for identifying DNA-binding proteins are time-consuming and expensive. Thus, prediction of DNA-binding proteins from sequences alone using computational methods can be useful to quickly annotate and guide the experimental process. Most of the methods developed for predicting DNA-binding proteins use the information from the evolutionary profile, called the position-specific scoring matrix (PSSM) profile, alone and the accuracies of such methods have been limited. Here, we propose a method, called StackDPPred, which utilizes features extracted from PSSM and residue specific contact-energy to help train a stacking based machine learning method for the effective prediction of DNA-binding proteins.