Efficient and robust prediction algorithms for protein complexes using gomory-hu trees

A. Mitrofanova, M. Farach-Colton, B. Mishra

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Abstract

Two-Hybrid (Y2H) Protein-Protein interaction (PPI) data suffer from high False Positive and False Negative rates, thus making searching for protein complexes in PPI networks a challenge. To overcome these limitations, we propose an efficient approach which measures connectivity between proteins not by edges, but by edge-disjoint paths. We model the number of edge-disjoint paths as a network flow and efficiently represent it in a Gomory-Hu tree. By manipulating the tree, we are able to isolate groups of nodes sharing more edge-disjoint paths with each other than with the rest of the network, which are our putative protein complexes. We examine the performance of our algorithm with Variation of Information and Separation measures and show that it belongs to a group of techniques which are robust against increased false positive and false negative rates. We apply our approach to yeast, mouse, worm, and human Y2H PPI networks, where it shows promising results. On yeast network, we identify 38 statistically significant protein clusters, 20 of which correspond to protein complexes and 16 to functional modules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2009, PSB 2009
Pages215-226
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2009
Event14th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, PSB 2009 - Kohala Coast, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2009Jan 9 2009

Publication series

NamePacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2009, PSB 2009

Other

Other14th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, PSB 2009
CountryUnited States
CityKohala Coast, HI
Period1/5/091/9/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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    Mitrofanova, A., Farach-Colton, M., & Mishra, B. (2009). Efficient and robust prediction algorithms for protein complexes using gomory-hu trees. In Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2009, PSB 2009 (pp. 215-226). (Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2009, PSB 2009).