Computer Engineering and Applications ›› 2006, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (10): 1-.

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Predicting Melting Temperature (Tm) of DNA Duplex by BP Neural Networ


  1. 华中科技大学
  • Received:2005-10-12 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2006-04-01 Published:2006-04-01




  1. 华中科技大学
  • 通讯作者: 刘文斌 wbliu6910 wbliu6910

Abstract: In DNA computing, one requirement of the encoding DNA sequences is that they should keep similar thermodynamic stability in order to maintain the reliability of the computing process. Melting temperature is a suitable parameter used to evaluate the thermodynamic stability of DNA sequences. As traditional predicting methods used in biological engineering may exist lager error for a few sequences, thus it couldn’t meet situation involved large amount of DNA sequences as DNA computing. In this paper, we introduced a BP Neural Network to predict the melting temperature based on the Nearest-Neighbor parameters. Our result shows that the predicting error can be limited within ±5.5℃.

摘要: 在DNA计算中,为了确保计算过程的可靠性,要求编码信息的DNA序列必须具有相似的热力学稳定性。解链温度是目前评价DNA序列热力学稳定性的一个主要的参数,目前,生物工程中常用的各种预测方法都存在某些序列的误差偏大的缺点,因此难以满足像DNA计算这种大量DNA序列进行各种生化反应的计算过程的要求。本文以DNA序列的邻近法参数为基础,建立了一个基BP神经网络的解链温度的预测模型。计算结果表明, DNA序列的解链温度的误差可以达到±5.5℃的范围。