PhyloGene server for identification and visualization of co-evolving proteins using normalized phylogenetic profiles

Ilyas R. Sadreyev, Fei Ji, Emiliano Cohen, Gary Ruvkun, Yuval Tabach

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Abstract

Proteins that function in the same pathways, protein complexes or the same environmental conditions can show similar patterns of sequence conservation across phylogenetic clades. In species that no longer require a specific protein complex or pathway, these proteins, as a group, tend to be lost or diverge. Analysis of the similarity in patterns of sequence conservation across a large set of eukaryotes can predict functional associations between different proteins, identify new pathway members and reveal the function of previously uncharacterized proteins. We used normalized phylogenetic profiling to predict protein function and identify new pathway members and disease genes. The phylogenetic profiles of tens of thousands conserved proteins in the human, mouse, Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila genomes can be queried on our new web server, PhyloGene. PhyloGene provides intuitive and userfriendly platform to query the patterns of conservation across 86 animal, fungal, plant and protist genomes. A protein query can be submitted either by selecting the name from whole-genome protein sets of the intensively studied species or by entering a protein sequence. The graphic output shows the profile of sequence conservation for the query and the most similar phylogenetic profiles for the proteins in the genome of choice. The user can also download this output in numerical form.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)W154-W159
JournalNucleic acids research
Volume43
Issue numberW1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics

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