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Sequences that don't appear in a genome are called "nullomers". That article claims that there are no 10bp sequences that don't appear in the human genome, and 80 11bp sequences that don't, citing this paper.


Here a solution that does not require you to upload the files to the servers: You can graphically visualize DSSP and Stride at the Sequence Page at RCSB PDB: http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/explore/remediatedSequence.do?structureId=5P21&bionumber=1 "add annotation" -> Stride and look at the graphical comparison between DSSP and Stride.


This is an important topic in immunology, especially for vaccine development. MHC or HLA is a molecule expressed by some cells of the immune system which acts like a "catcher's mitt" and "presents" short snippets of protein to other immune cells. Other molecules act alongside MHC to provide co-signals which promote or suppress immune attack against the ...


You wouldn't normally apply the stimuli simultaneously. The idea is to apply stimulus1, which has a given amplitude and duration, and follow that with stimulus2, which also has a given amplitude and duration, after a variable lag. You'll then see that the effective refractory period is dependent on the amplitude of stimulus2 (at least until you hit the ...


Bioinformatics journals can deal perfectly with this type of papers. If you target a journal like Bioinformatics, then you can be as technical as you want (and you probably should). Biologists that read those journals will most likely understand the terminology. Even traditional experimental biology journals, like Nucleic Acids Research, now include a ...


PSI-BLAST is an iterative algorithm. Each cycle it uses a model (the position-specific scoring matrix, or PSSM) to search for sequences matching the model, next updates the model with the sequences found, and then runs the search again with the updated model. That P-value controls which of the sequences found in each iteration should be included in the new ...


Since I apparently don't have enough reputation to comment, I'll post this as an answer and let someone move it. Firstly, try to ensure that the order of the arguments are correct. You should be typing bowtie2 -f -x $TARGET -U $TARGET -S $TARGET.sam, since bowtie2 (as with many other programs) can be a bit picky about the argument order. Secondly, it's ...

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