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QGRS Mapper Help: Understanding G-Scores
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We have devised a scoring system that evaluates a QGRS for its likelihood to form a stable G-quadruplex. Higher scoring sequences will make better candidates for G-quadruplexes. The scoring method uses the following principles which are based on published work.
- Shorter loops are more common than longer loops.
- G-quadruplexes tend to have loops roughly equal in size.
- The greater the number of guanine tetrads, the more stable the quadruplex.
Using these precepts, the first sequence in following Table should have the largest score. The scoring system assigns a nonnegative integer, which we call the G-score, to a QGRS.
The computed G-scores are dependent on the user selected maximum QGRS length. The highest possible G-score, using the default maximum QGRS length of 30, is 105. Here is a sequence attaining that score: GGGGGGTGGGGGGTGGGGGGTGGGGGG