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In Genes

One of the most common and well studied post-transcription modifications in RNAs is N6-methyladenosine (m6A) which has been involved with a wide range of biological processes. Over the past decades, N6-methyladenosine produced some positive consequences through the high-throughput laboratory techniques but still, these lab processes are time consuming and costly. Diverse computational methods have been proposed to identify m6A sites accurately. In this paper, we proposed a computational model named iMethyl-deep to identify m6A Saccharomyces Cerevisiae on two benchmark datasets M6A2614 and M6A6540 by using single nucleotide resolution to convert RNA sequence into a high quality feature representation. The iMethyl-deep obtained 89.19% and 87.44% of accuracy on M6A2614 and M6A6540 respectively which show that our proposed method outperforms the state-of-the-art predictors, at least 8.44%, 8.96%, 8.69% and 0.173 on M6A2614 and 15.47%, 28.52%, 25.54 and 0.5 on M6A6540 higher in terms of four metrics Sp, Sn, ACC and MCC respectively. Meanwhile, M6A6540 dataset never used to train a model.

Mahmoudi Omid, Wahab Abdul, Chong Kil To

2020-May-09

RNA N6-methyladenosine site, bioinformatics, computational biology, deep learning, methylation, yeast genome