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Iteratively predict protein functions from protein-protein interactions
chapterposted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by X Chi, Jingyu HouJingyu Hou
Current similarity-based approaches of predicting protein functions from protein-protein interaction (PPI) data usually make use of available information in the PPI network to predict functions of un-annotated proteins, and the prediction is a one-off procedure. However the interactions between proteins are more likely to be mutual rather than static and mono-directed. In other words, the un-annotated proteins, once their functions are predicted, will in turn affect the similarities between proteins. In this paper, we propose an innovative iteration algorithm that incorporates this dynamic feature of protein interaction into the protein function prediction, aiming to achieve higher prediction accuracies and get more reasonable results. With our algorithm, instead of one-off function predictions, functions are assigned to an unannotated protein iteratively until the functional similarities between proteins achieve a stable state. The experimental results show that our iterative method can provide better prediction results than one-off prediction methods with higher prediction accuracies, and is stable for large protein datasets.