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ProtNet: a tool for stochastic simulations of protein interaction networks dynamics

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ProtNet: a tool for stochastic simulations of protein interaction networks dynamics
Background: Protein interactions support cell organization and mediate its response to any specific stimulus. Recent technological advances have produced large data-sets that aim at describing the cell interactome. These data are usually presented as graphs where proteins (nodes) are linked by edges to their experimentally determined partners. This representation reveals that protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks, like other kinds of complex networks, are not randomly organized and display properties that are typical of "hierarchical" networks, combining modularity and local clustering to scale free topology. However informative, this representation is static and provides no clue about the dynamic nature of protein interactions inside the cell. Results: To fill this methodological gap, we designed and implemented a computer model that captures the discrete and stochastic nature of protein interactions. In ProtNet, our simplified model, the intracellular space is mapped ...
Massimo Bernaschi, Filippo Castiglione, Alessandra
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where BMCBI
Authors Massimo Bernaschi, Filippo Castiglione, Alessandra Ferranti, Caius Gavrila, Michele Tinti, Gianni Cesareni
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