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Protein-Protein Interactions

We aim to 1) characterize large-scale protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks of specific organisms, 2) compare large-scale PPI networks of related organisms, 3) understand the key properties of protein and protein-complex interactions, and 4) understand how host-pathogen PPIs lead to infection. The resulting knowledge will illuminate how biological processes are organized as well as the mechanisms of various biological actions, and identify proteins and interactions responsible for disease.



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Memisevic, V., A. Wallqvist, and J. Reifman. Reconstituting protein interaction networks using parameter-dependent domain-domain interactions. BMC Bioinformatics. 2013 May 7; 14:154. [PDF]

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Ivanic, J., A. Wallqvist, and J. Reifman. Probing the extent of randomness in protein interaction networks. PLOS Computational Biology. 2008 June 11; 4(7):e1000114. [PDF]

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Ivanic, J., A. Wallqvist, and J. Reifman. Evidence of probabilistic behaviour in protein interaction networks. BMC Systems Biology. 2008 February 2; 2:11. [PDF]

Chushak, Y., B. Foy, and J. Frazier. Stochastic simulations of cellular biological processes. Proceedings of the HPCMP Users Group Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 2007 June 18-22: 425-429. [PDF]

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