Fractal analysis of measure representation of large proteins based on the detailed HP model
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AbstractThe notion of measure representation of protein sequences is introduced based on the detailed HP model. Multifractal analysis and detrended fluctuation analysis are then performed on the measure representations of a large number of long protein sequences. It is concluded that these protein sequences are not completely random sequences through the measure representations and the values of the D-q spectra and related C-q curves. The values of the exponent from the detrended fluctuation analysis show that the K-strings with the ordering in the measure representation exhibit strong long-range correlation. For substrings with length K=5, the D-q spectra of all proteins studied are multi fractal-like and sufficiently smooth for the C-q curves to be meaningful. The C-q curves of all proteins resemble a classical phase transition at a critical point. An IFS model is found to simulate the measure representation of protein sequences very well. From the estimated values of parameters in the IFS model, we think the non-polar residues and uncharged polar residues play a more important role than other kinds of residues in the protein folding process. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListYu ZG, Anh V, Lau KS
Journal namePhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume Number337
Issue Number1-2
Pages171 - 184
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsanalogous specific heat; detrended fluctuation analysis; IFS model; measure representation; multifractal analysis
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPhysics; Physics, Multidisciplinary; PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

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