Prediction of Ras-effector interactions using position energy matrices.

TitlePrediction of Ras-effector interactions using position energy matrices.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKiel, C, Serrano L
JournalBioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Date Published2007 Sep 1

One of the more challenging problems in biology is to determine the cellular protein interaction network. Progress has been made to predict protein-protein interactions based on structural information, assuming that structural similar proteins interact in a similar way. In a previous publication, we have determined a genome-wide Ras-effector interaction network based on homology models, with a high accuracy of predicting binding and non-binding domains. However, for a prediction on a genome-wide scale, homology modelling is a time-consuming process. Therefore, we here successfully developed a faster method using position energy matrices, where based on different Ras-effector X-ray template structures, all amino acids in the effector binding domain are sequentially mutated to all other amino acid residues and the effect on binding energy is calculated. Those pre-calculated matrices can then be used to score for binding any Ras or effector sequences.

Alternate JournalBioinformatics