DeepMRMP: a new predictor for multiple types of RNA modification sites using deep learning. (English) Zbl 1470.92227

Summary: RNA modification plays an indispensable role in the regulation of organisms. RNA modification site prediction offers an insight into diverse cellular processing. Regarding different types of RNA modification site prediction, it is difficult to tell the most relevant feature combinations from a variant of RNA properties. Thereby, the performance of traditional machine learning based predictors relied on the skill of feature engineering. As a data-driven approach, deep learning can detect optimal feature patterns to represent input data. In this study, we developed a predictor for multiple types of RNA modifications method called DeepMRMP (multiple types RNA modification sites predictor), which is based on the bidirectional gated recurrent unit (BGRU) and transfer learning. DeepMRMP makes full use of multiple RNA site modification data and correlation among them to build predictor for different types of RNA modification sites. Through 10-fold cross-validation of the RNA sequences of H. sapiens, M. musculus and S. cerevisiae, DeepMRMP acted as a reliable computational tool for identifying \(\text{N}^1\)-methyladenosine (\(\text{m}^1\)A), pseudouridine (\( \Psi \)), 5-methylcytosine (\(\text{m}^5\)C) modification sites.


92D20 Protein sequences, DNA sequences
68T07 Artificial neural networks and deep learning
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