Demo

knitr::opts_chunk$set(
  collapse = TRUE,
  comment = "#>"
)
library(pureseqtmr)
library(testthat)
library(knitr)

pureseqtmr is a package to call PureseqTM from R. PureseqTM predicts the topology of a membrane protein, where the topology can be either inside, or not inside the membrane.

To be able to call PureseqTM, it needs to be installed:

pureseqtmr::install_pureseqtm()

Note that this code is not actually run, to comply with CRAN guidelines.

PureseqTM supplies some example files. Use get_example_filenames to get the path to all these files:

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  get_example_filenames()
}

In this example, 1bhaA.fasta will be used. To obtain the full path, use get_example_filename. get_example_filename will give an error if the file is not found.

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  fasta_filename <- get_example_filename("1bhaA.fasta")
  head(readLines(fasta_filename))
}

Getting the topology of this protein:

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  topology <- predict_topology(fasta_filename)
  kable(topology)
}

Or show the topology as a plot:

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  plot_topology(topology)
}

One needs the exact same code for a full proteome. Here we use a pureseqtmr example file, which is the COVID-19 reference proteome, as downloaded from https://www.uniprot.org/proteomes/UP000464024.

fasta_filename <- system.file(
  "extdata",
  "UP000464024.fasta",
  package = "pureseqtmr"
)
expect_true(file.exists(fasta_filename))

Show the (top of the) proteome:

head(readLines(fasta_filename))

Getting the topology of this protein:

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  topology <- predict_topology(fasta_filename)
}

Instead of directly showing the raw data, the protein names are shortened first:

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  topology$name <- stringr::str_match(
    string = topology$name,
    pattern = "..\\|.*\\|(.*)_SARS2"
  )[, 2]
}

Show the topology as a plot:

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  plot_topology(topology)
}

And tally the number of transmembrane helices per protein:

if (is_pureseqtm_installed()) {
  kable(tally_tmhs(topology))
}


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pureseqtmr documentation built on July 30, 2020, 5:13 p.m.