ASEB: a web server for KAT-specific acetylation site prediction

Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jul;40(Web Server issue):W376-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks437. Epub 2012 May 16.


Protein lysine acetylation plays an important role in the normal functioning of cells, including gene expression regulation, protein stability and metabolism regulation. Although large amounts of lysine acetylation sites have been identified via large-scale mass spectrometry or traditional experimental methods, the lysine (K)-acetyl-transferase (KAT) responsible for the acetylation of a given protein or lysine site remains largely unknown due to the experimental limitations of KAT substrate identification. Hence, the in silico prediction of KAT-specific acetylation sites may provide direction for further experiments. In our previous study, we developed the acetylation set enrichment based (ASEB) computer program to predict which KAT-families are responsible for the acetylation of a given protein or lysine site. In this article, we provide KAT-specific acetylation site prediction as a web service. This web server not only provides the online tool and R package for the method in our previous study, but several useful services are also included, such as the integration of protein-protein interaction information to enhance prediction accuracy. This web server can be freely accessed at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acetylation
  • Acetyltransferases / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Lysine / metabolism*
  • Protein Interaction Mapping
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational*
  • Proteins / chemistry
  • Proteins / metabolism
  • Software*
  • Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / metabolism
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Proteins
  • Tumor Suppressor Protein p53
  • Acetyltransferases
  • Lysine