Last updated: March 26th, 2016
Protein methylation is an important post-translation modification (PTM), which was firstly discovered near half a century ago (1959), and was proved to be reversible later. Despite the long history of its discovery, the function and role it played in cellular remains to be elucidate. The foundation of function of protein methylation research is identification of protein methylated sites. The experimental identification of protein methylation sites is labor-extensive and expensive. Thus, a computational tool of prediction is needed.
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6. Methy SVMIACO (The Methy SVMIACO can be acquired freely on request from the authors): Identification of protein methylation sites by coupling improved ant colony optimization algorithm and support vector machine. (Li et al., 2011).