Protein sequences, directly translated from genomic data, need functional and structural annotation. Together with molecular function and biological process, subcellular localization is an important feature necessary for understanding the protein role and the compartment where the mature protein is active. In the case of mitochondrial proteins, their precursor sequences translated by the ribosome machinery include specific patterns from which it is possible not only to recognize their final destination within the organelle but also which of the mitochondrial subcompartments the protein is intended for. Four compartments are routinely discriminated, including the inner and the outer membranes, the intermembrane space, and the matrix. Here we discuss to which extent it is feasible to develop computational methods for detecting mitochondrial targeting peptides in the precursor sequence and to discriminate their final destination in the organelle. We benchmark two of our methods on the general task of recognizing human mitochondrial proteins endowed with an experimentally characterized targeting peptide (TPpred3) and predicting which submitochondrial compartment is the final destination (DeepMito). We describe how to adopt our web servers in order to discriminate which human proteins are endowed with mitochondrial targeting peptides, the position of cleavage sites, and which submitochondrial compartment are intended for. By this, we add some other 1788 human proteins to the 450 ones already manually annotated in UniProt with a mitochondrial targeting peptide, providing for each of them also the characterization of the suborganellar localization.

Computer-Aided Prediction of Protein Mitochondrial Localization

Martelli P. L.;Savojardo C.;Casadio R.
2021

Abstract

Protein sequences, directly translated from genomic data, need functional and structural annotation. Together with molecular function and biological process, subcellular localization is an important feature necessary for understanding the protein role and the compartment where the mature protein is active. In the case of mitochondrial proteins, their precursor sequences translated by the ribosome machinery include specific patterns from which it is possible not only to recognize their final destination within the organelle but also which of the mitochondrial subcompartments the protein is intended for. Four compartments are routinely discriminated, including the inner and the outer membranes, the intermembrane space, and the matrix. Here we discuss to which extent it is feasible to develop computational methods for detecting mitochondrial targeting peptides in the precursor sequence and to discriminate their final destination in the organelle. We benchmark two of our methods on the general task of recognizing human mitochondrial proteins endowed with an experimentally characterized targeting peptide (TPpred3) and predicting which submitochondrial compartment is the final destination (DeepMito). We describe how to adopt our web servers in order to discriminate which human proteins are endowed with mitochondrial targeting peptides, the position of cleavage sites, and which submitochondrial compartment are intended for. By this, we add some other 1788 human proteins to the 450 ones already manually annotated in UniProt with a mitochondrial targeting peptide, providing for each of them also the characterization of the suborganellar localization.
Methods in Molecular Biology
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Martelli P.L.; Savojardo C.; Fariselli P.; Tartari G.; Casadio R.
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