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In Computational intelligence and neuroscience

DNA-binding proteins (DBPs) have crucial biotic activities including DNA replication, recombination, and transcription. DBPs are highly concerned with chronic diseases and are used in the manufacturing of antibiotics and steroids. A series of predictors were established to identify DBPs. However, researchers are still working to further enhance the identification of DBPs. This research designed a novel predictor to identify DBPs more accurately. The features from the sequences are transformed by F-PSSM (Filtered position-specific scoring matrix), PSSM-DPC (Position specific scoring matrix-dipeptide composition), and R-PSSM (Reduced position-specific scoring matrix). To eliminate the noisy attributes, we extended DWT (discrete wavelet transform) to F-PSSM, PSSM-DPC, and R-PSSM and introduced three novel descriptors, namely, F-PSSM-DWT, PSSM-DPC-DWT, and R-PSSM-DWT. Onward, the training of the four models were performed using LiXGB (Light eXtreme gradient boosting), XGB (eXtreme gradient boosting, ERT (extremely randomized trees), and Adaboost. LiXGB with R-PSSM-DWT has attained 6.55% higher accuracy on training and 5.93% on testing dataset than the best existing predictors. The results reveal the excellent performance of our novel predictor over the past studies. DBP-iDWT would be fruitful for establishing more operative therapeutic strategies for fatal disease treatment.

Ali Farman, Barukab Omar, Gadicha Ajay B, Patil Shruti, Alghushairy Omar, Sarhan Akram Y