[BiO BB] which one is the "best" protein sequence when multip le entries ar e found?

govind mk mkgovindis at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 22 22:16:10 EDT 2003


IF you find a hit with a Refseq entry then I would
suggest you to go with it as Refseq entries have
undergone some level of curation and standardisation.


--- Joel Dudley <Joel.Dudley at asu.edu> wrote:
> I would suggest picking the longest version of the
> protein.
> - Joel
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Renxue Wang [mailto:rwang at bccancer.bc.ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 9:25 AM
> To: 'bio_bulletin_board at bioinformatics.org'
> Subject: [BiO BB] which one is the "best" protein
> sequence when multiple
> entries ar e found?
> Hi, Everyone, In protein databases such as NCBI and
> others. The same protein
> often has many different entries (different
> accession numbers deposited by
> different authors at different time). To avoid the
> redundancy, I need to
> pick one entry for each protein to work with. What
> is the criteria to pick
> the "best" one (the most accurate)? Any rule of
> thumb for a programmer?
> Thanks a lot. Ren (rxwang1 at aol.com) 

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