IPC 2.0 – Isoelectric Point Calculator 2.0 is a web service and a standalone program for the estimation of protein and peptide isoelectric point (pI) and dissociation constant (pKa) values using a mixture of deep learning and support vector regression models.
Input: amino acid sequence(s)
Output: pI values predicted by >15 methods alongside with pKa dissociation constant for charged residues
Isoelectric point, the pH at which a particular molecule carries no net electrical charge, is a critical parameter for many analytical biochemistry and proteomics techniques, especially for 2D gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE), capillary isoelectric focusing (cIEF), X-ray crystallography, and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
According to the benchmarks, the prediction accuracy (RMSD) of IPC 2.0 for proteins and peptides outperforms previous algorithms: 0.848 versus 0.868 and 0.222 versus 0.405, respectively. Moreover, the IPC 2.0 prediction of pKa using sequence information alone was better than the prediction from structure-based methods (0.576 versus 0.826) and a few folds faster.
IPC 2.0 is available at http://www.ipc2-isoelectric-point.org