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Volume 10 (2): 218-223, 2009.
PROLYZER : A wireless application for physico-chemical analysis of protein sequences
Pabla SS, PablaSS, Sajja SP.
Pabla SS, PablaSS, Sajja SP., PROLYZER : A wireless application for physico-chemical analysis of protein sequences, Online J Bioinformatics, (2): 218-223, 2009. Recent advances in processing capabilities of hand held devices have prompted the development of wireless applications that alleviates the user from physical “wired” connectivity. Moreover, there has been an immense increase in internet connectivity speed of wireless devices. A new paradigm of bioinformatics applications that use both increased processing and connectivity abilities of these devices has promising potential. PROLYZER is one such application designed to calculate various Physico-chemical properties  of a protein sequence. It acquires input protein sequence from GENBANK  database via the Genbank Identification number (gi number). It computes the following parameters: Total number of amino acids, Molecular formula, Atom count, Molecular weight, Grand average of hydropathicity (GRAVY) , Extinction Co-efficient  and Absorbance . PROLYZER is supported by any wireless device which is MIDP2.0, CLDC1.0 and Java enabled. It uses internet connectivity for sequence procurement and local processing capacity for performing calculations. The future prospects include development of wireless devices completely dedicated to run bioinformatics applications.
Keywords: Bioinformatics, Protein sequence, GENBANK, Physico-chemical analysis, Java, MIDlet, Mobile phones.