Dragon promoter finder: Recognition of vertebrate RNA polymerase II promoters

Vladimir B. Bajic*, Seng Hong Seah, Allen Chong, Guanglan Zhang, Judice L.Y. Koh, Vladimir Brusic

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Dragon Promoter Finder (DPF) locates RNA polymerase II promoters in DNA sequences of vertebrates by predicting Transcription Start Site (TSS) positions. DPF's algorithm uses sensors for three functional regions (promoters, exons and introns) and an Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Results on a large and diverse evaluation set indicate that DPF exhibits a superior predicting ability for TSS location compared to three other promoter-finding programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-199
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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