Table 3

Rule-based post filter: Samples of false positive matches, mostly short names and abbreviations of protein names which have different meanings, and the effect of the rule-based post filter on these matches.

Synonym

Context

Other synonym for wrongly identified object

Removed by post filter


P21

Chromosome 2p16-p21

cyclin-dependnet kinase inhibitor 1A (P21)

no

FACS

fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS)

fatty acid Coenzyme A ligase, long chain 2

yes

PCR1

E. coli plasmid pCR1

mannosidase 1, alpha

no

CA1

area CA1 of the hippocampus

carbonic anhydrase 1

no

HEK

HEK cells

Eph receptor A3

yes

NT2

NTera 2(NT2) cell line

zinc finger protein 263

yes

Eph

Eph family of receptors

Epa receptor A1

no

PMN

polymorphonuclear (PMN) infiltration

progressive motor neuropathy

yes

all-trans

All-trans retinoic acid

retinol dehydrogenase 2

no

slp

sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor genes

site-1 protease

no

Den

diethylnitrosamine (DEN)

denuded

yes


Fundel et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 1):S15   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-6-S1-S15

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