[Bio-software] Re: Bio-soft Digest, Vol 37, Issue 7
(by francis from oicr.on.ca)
Thu Jul 3 08:53:59 EST 2008
It took some digging (and asking at blast-help from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov),
but here is what I got:
> It's listed among the amino acids at
J is "Leu or Ile"
(from IUPAC and NCBI)
Other "specials" are:
B Asp or Asn
J Leu or Ile
X Undetermined or atypical
Z Glu or Gln
O is not used in BLOSOM (currently).
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>From: Linlin Yan <yanlinlin82 from gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:03:41 -0400
To: <bionet-software from net.bio.net>
Subject: [Bio-software] Re: Bio-soft Digest, Vol 37, Issue 7
On Jun 28, 1:52 am, "Harianto Tjong" <haria... from mailer.sb.fsu.edu>
> I think J=W ( or Trp).
> For some purpose, amino acids are coded into the first 20 letters of
> alphabet, so after the 20th in alphabetical order (T=Threonine), there are
> 3 amino acids need to be mapped to fit: V,W,Y into B,J,O (for Val, Trp,
I'm afraid the map may be wrong. Usually B means Asp or Asn, but not
I haven't seen J or O letter before I found J in NCBI scoring matrix.
I guess Raoul Fleckman must be right: J means Leu or Ile. Need to be
> Maybe others can correct me if I'm wrong.
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> > (Raoul Fleckman)
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> > Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:34:55 -0500
> > From: Raoul Fleckman <raoul.fleck12... from comcast.com>
> > Subject: [Bio-software] Re: Which amino acid residue does the letter
> > 'J' mean?
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> > Leucine or Isoleucine
> > On 2008-06-25, Linlin Yan <yanlinli... from gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I just found there is a letter 'J' in NCBI's scoring matrix file
> > > (e.g. /usr/share/ncbi/data/BLOSUM50). Does anybody know what it is?
> > > Thanks!
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