pLoc-mAnimal: predict subcellular localization of animal proteins with both single and multiple sites. Motivation: Cells are deemed the basic unit of life. However, many important functions of cells as well as their growth and reproduction are performed via the protein molecules located at their different organelles or locations. Facing explosive growth of protein sequences, we are challenged to develop fast and effective method to annotate their subcellular localization. However, this is by no means an easy task. Particularly, mounting evidences have indicated proteins have multi-label feature meaning that they may simultaneously exist at, or move between, two or more different subcellular location sites. Unfortunately, most of the existing computational methods can only be used to deal with the single-label proteins. Although the ’iLoc-Animal’ predictor developed recently is quite powerful that can be used to deal with the animal proteins with multiple locations as well, its prediction quality needs to be improved, particularly in enhancing the absolute true rate and reducing the absolute false rate. Results: Here we propose a new predictor called ’pLoc-mAnimal’, which is superior to iLoc-Animal as shown by the compelling facts. When tested by the most rigorous cross-validation on the same high-quality benchmark dataset, the absolute true success rate achieved by the new predictor is 37% higher and the absolute false rate is four times lower in comparison with the state-of-the-art predictor. Availability and implementation: To maximize the convenience of most experimental scientists, a user-friendly web-server for the new predictor has been established at, by which users can easily get their desired results without the need to go through the complicated mathematics involved.

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  1. Adilina, Sheikh; Farid, Dewan Md; Shatabda, Swakkhar: Effective DNA binding protein prediction by using key features via Chou’s general PseAAC (2019)
  2. Ahmad, Jamal; Hayat, Maqsood: MFSC: multi-voting based feature selection for classification of Golgi proteins by adopting the general form of Chou’s PseAAC components (2019)
  3. Chen, Guodong; Cao, Man; Yu, Jialin; Guo, Xinyun; Shi, Shaoping: Prediction and functional analysis of prokaryote lysine acetylation site by incorporating six types of features into Chou’s general PseAAC (2019)
  4. Ghosh, Avirup; Yan, Hong: Hydrogen bond analysis of the EGFR-ErbB3 heterodimer related to non-small cell lung cancer and drug resistance (2019)
  5. Hussain, Waqar; Khan, Yaser Daanial; Rasool, Nouman; Khan, Sher Afzal; Chou, Kuo-Chen: SPrenylC-PseAAC: a sequence-based model developed via Chou’s 5-steps rule and general PseAAC for identifying S-prenylation sites in proteins (2019)
  6. Jia, Jianhua; Li, Xiaoyan; Qiu, Wangren; Xiao, Xuan; Chou, Kuo-Chen: iPPI-PseAAC(CGR): identify protein-protein interactions by incorporating chaos game representation into PseAAC (2019)
  7. Khan, Yaser Daanial; Jamil, Mehreen; Hussain, Waqar; Rasool, Nouman; Khan, Sher Afzal; Chou, Kuo-Chen: pSSbond-PseAAC: prediction of disulfide bonding sites by integration of PseAAC and statistical moments (2019)
  8. Lu, Fuhua; Zhu, Maoshu; Lin, Ying; Zhong, Hongbin; Cai, Lei; He, Lin; Chou, Kuo-Chen: The preliminary efficacy evaluation of the CTLA-4-ig treatment against lupus nephritis through \textitin-silico analyses (2019)
  9. Ning, Qiao; Ma, Zhiqiang; Zhao, Xiaowei: Dforml(KNN)-PseAAC: detecting formylation sites from protein sequences using K-nearest neighbor algorithm via Chou’s 5-step rule and pseudo components (2019)
  10. Pan, Yi; Wang, Shiyuan; Zhang, Qi; Lu, Qianzi; Su, Dongqing; Zuo, Yongchun; Yang, Lei: Analysis and prediction of animal toxins by various Chou’s pseudo components and reduced amino acid compositions (2019)
  11. Shen, Yinan; Tang, Jijun; Guo, Fei: Identification of protein subcellular localization via integrating evolutionary and physicochemical information into Chou’s general PseAAC (2019)
  12. Tahir, Muhammad; Tayara, Hilal; Chong, Kil To: iRNA-PseKNC(2methyl): identify RNA 2’-O-methylation sites by convolution neural network and Chou’s pseudo components (2019)
  13. Tian, Baoguang; Wu, Xue; Chen, Cheng; Qiu, Wenying; Ma, Qin; Yu, Bin: Predicting protein-protein interactions by fusing various Chou’s pseudo components and using wavelet denoising approach (2019)
  14. Zhao, Xiaowei; Zhang, Ye; Ning, Qiao; Zhang, Hongrui; Ji, Jinchao; Yin, Minghao: Identifying N(^6)-methyladenosine sites using extreme gradient boosting system optimized by particle swarm optimizer (2019)
  15. Arif, Muhammad; Hayat, Maqsood; Jan, Zahoor: IMem-2LSAAC: a two-level model for discrimination of membrane proteins and their types by extending the notion of SAAC into Chou’s pseudo amino acid composition (2018)
  16. Cheng, Xiang; Xiao, Xuan; Chou, Kuo-Chen: pLoc_bal-mGneg: predict subcellular localization of Gram-negative bacterial proteins by quasi-balancing training dataset and general PseAAC (2018)
  17. Chiu, Jimmy Ka Ho; Dillon, Tharam S.; Chen, Yi-Ping Phoebe: Large-scale frequent stem pattern mining in RNA families (2018)
  18. Jia, Cangzhi; Yang, Qing; Zou, Quan: NucPosPred: predicting species-specific genomic nucleosome positioning via four different modes of general PseKNC (2018)
  19. Ju, Zhe; Wang, Shi-Yun: Prediction of S-sulfenylation sites using mRMR feature selection and fuzzy support vector machine algorithm (2018)
  20. Liang, Yunyun; Zhang, Shengli: Identify Gram-negative bacterial secreted protein types by incorporating different modes of PSSM into Chou’s general PseAAC via Kullback-Leibler divergence (2018)

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