Predicting Protein-Protein Interactions from the Molecular to the Proteome Level

Keskin, Ozlem
Tunçbağ, Nurcan
Gursoy, Attila
Identification of protein protein interactions (PPIs) is at the center of molecular biology considering the unquestionable role of proteins in cells. Combinatorial interactions result in a repertoire of multiple functions; hence, knowledge of PPI and binding regions naturally serve to functional proteomics and drug discovery. Given experimental limitations to find all interactions in a proteome, computational prediction/modeling of protein interactions is a prerequisite to proceed on the way to complete interactions at the proteome level. This review aims to provide a background on PPIs and their types. Computational methods for PPI predictions can use a variety of biological data including sequence-, evolution-, expression-, and structure-based data. Physical and statistical modeling are commonly used to integrate these data and infer PPI predictions. We review and list the state-of-the-art methods, servers, databases, and tools for protein-protein interaction prediction.
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O. Keskin, N. Tunçbağ, and A. Gursoy, “Predicting Protein-Protein Interactions from the Molecular to the Proteome Level,” pp. 4884–4909, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: