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Spanish National Research Council CSIC - Spanish National Biotechnology Centre CNB, Darwin 3, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain

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Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology IPATIMUP, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

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Alicante University, San Vicente del Raspeig Campus, 03690 Alicante, Spain

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Centro Investigación Biomédica en Red CIBERNED, Neurodegenerative disorders, Darwin 3, 28049 Madrid, Spain





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Abstract Understanding protein interaction networks and their dynamic changes is a major challenge in modern biology. Currently, several experimental and in silico approaches allow the screening of protein interactors in a large-scale manner. Therefore, the bulk of information on protein interactions deposited in databases and peer-reviewed published literature is constantly growing. Multiple databases interfaced from user-friendly web tools recently emerged to facilitate the task of protein interaction data retrieval and data integration. Nevertheless, as we evidence in this report, despite the current efforts towards data integration, the quality of the information on protein interactions retrieved by in silico approaches is frequently incomplete and may even list false interactions. Here we point to some obstacles precluding confident data integration, with special emphasis on protein interactions, which include gene acronym redundancies and protein synonyms. Three human proteins choline kinase, PPIase and uromodulin and three different web-based data search engines focused on protein interaction data retrieval PSICQUIC, DASMI and BIPS were used to explain the potential occurrence of undesired errors that should be considered by researchers in the field. We demonstrate that, despite the recent initiatives towards data standardization, manual curation of protein interaction networks based on literature searches are still required to remove potential false positives. A three-step workflow consisting of: i data retrieval from multiple databases, ii peer-reviewed literature searches, and iii data curation and integration, is proposed as the best strategy to gather updated information on protein interactions. Finally, this strategy was applied to compile bona fide information on human DREAM protein interactome, which constitutes liable training datasets that can be used to improve computational predictions. View Full-Text

Keywords: bioinformatics; calsenilin; choline kinase; data integration; DREAM; gene acronym; gene redundancy; HGNC; HUGO; human interactome; KChIP3; protein accession; protein interactions; protein-protein prediction; uromodulin bioinformatics; calsenilin; choline kinase; data integration; DREAM; gene acronym; gene redundancy; HGNC; HUGO; human interactome; KChIP3; protein accession; protein interactions; protein-protein prediction; uromodulin





Author: Juan Casado-Vela 1,* , Rune Matthiesen 2, Susana Sellés 3 and José Ramón Naranjo 1,4

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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