Yes, Polyglot, that's what I want. Could you please elaborate on your suggestion. How do I perform the non-global substitutions for their corresponding positions? It is possible that exactly the same pattern may get repeated in a sentence, so their positions need to be taken into account, possibly using substr function. Still, I cannot figure out how that works. I tried to do something like this but it does not work.
if ($line =~ /\*\*([^\*]+)\*\*\s(kinase|isoform|protein|peptide|li
while ($line =~ /(\*\*([^\*]+)\*\*\s(kinase|isoform|protein|pe
$string =~ s/(\*\*([^\*]+)\*\*\s(kinase|isoform|protein|pe
$string =~ s/\*\*//g; $string =~ s/\$\$//g; $string =~ s/p
print WF "$string\n";
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