A protein interaction map of Drosophila melanogaster.

Drosophila melanogaster is a proven model system for many aspects of human biology. Here we present a two-hybrid-based protein-interaction map of the fly proteome. A total of 10,623 predicted transcripts were isolated and screened against standard and normalized complementary DNA libraries to produce a draft map of 7048 proteins and ...
20,405 interactions. A computational method of rating two-hybrid interaction confidence was developed to refine this draft map to a higher confidence map of 4679 proteins and 4780 interactions. Statistical modeling of the network showed two levels of organization: a short-range organization, presumably corresponding to multiprotein complexes, and a more global organization, presumably corresponding to intercomplex connections. The network recapitulated known pathways, extended pathways, and uncovered previously unknown pathway components. This map serves as a starting point for a systems biology modeling of multicellular organisms, including humans.
Mesh Terms:
Animals, Calcium, Cell Cycle, Cell Differentiation, Cloning, Molecular, Computational Biology, DNA, Complementary, Drosophila Proteins, Drosophila melanogaster, Genes, Insect, Immunity, Innate, Mathematics, Models, Statistical, Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate, Protein Binding, Protein Interaction Mapping, Proteome, RNA Splicing, RNA, Messenger, Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor, Signal Transduction, Transcription, Genetic, Two-Hybrid System Techniques
Date: Dec. 05, 2003
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