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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2004

Probity: A protein identification algorithm with accurate assignment of the statistical significance of the results

Eriksson J, Fenyo D


An algorithm for protein identification based on mass spectrometric proteolytic peptide mapping and genome database searching is presented. The algorithm ranks database proteins based on direct calculation of the probability of random matching and assigns the statistical significance to each result. We investigate the performance of the algorithm by simulation and show that the algorithm responds to random data in the desired manner and that the statistical significance computed indicates the risk that a particular identification result is false

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Journal of Proteome Research
2004, Volume: 3, number: 1, pages: 32-36

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