Identification of relative protein bands in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) using a multi-resolution snake algorithm
In polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) image analysis, it is important to determine the percentage of the protein of interest of a protein mixture. This study presents reliable computer software to determine this percentage. The region of interest containing the protein band is detected using the snake algorithm. The iterative snake algorithm is implemented in a multi-resolutional framework. The snake is initialized on a low-resolution image. Then, the final position of the snake at the low resolution is used as the initial position in the higher-resolution image. Finally, the area of the protein is estimated as the area enclosed by the final position of the snake.