Tran Ngoc Ha, Le Nhu Hien, Hoang Xuan Huan

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Abstract

One of the main tasks of structural biology is comparing the structure of proteins. Comparisons of protein structure can determine their functional similarities. Multigraph alignment is a useful tool for identifying functional similarities based on structural analysis. This article proposes a new algorithm for aligning protein binding sites called ACOTS-MGA. This algorithm is based on the memetic scheme. It uses the ACO method to construct a set of solutions, then selects the best solution for implementing Tabu Search to improve the solution quality. Experimental results have shown that ACOTS-MGA outperforms state-of-the-art algorithms while producing alignments of better quality.
Keywords
Multiple Graph Alignment, Tabu Search, Ant Colony Optimization, local search, memetic algorithm, SMMAS pheromone update rule, protein active sites
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