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1 Molecular Biomedical Informatics Machine Learning and Bioinformatics Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 1

2 PPI 2 Protein-Protein Interaction Machine Learning & Bioinformatics


4 Notes of Akt signaling pathway Akt is a kinase Kinase act on specific molecules (usually other proteins) –a type of enzyme, thus a type of protein Enzyme catalyzes the reaction, but does not change during the reaction (neither reactant nor product) –like a molecule machine/tool –a type of protein Cytokine carry signals between cells –a type of protein Protein is a class of molecules with specific chemical structure –such naming strategy is widely adopted such as carbohydrate and lipid Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 4

5 Various PPIs By contact type –physical interaction (complex, transient touch, …) –genetic association (co-functional, co-expressed, …) By role –co-work –work individually (mutually redundant) –regulate (activate, repress, …) –act on (catalyze, inhibit, …) –participate the same pathway (downstream, upstream, …) Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 5

6 Whats Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 6 the difference to gene?


8 Notes of gene expression DNA RNA protein –DNA is the blueprint, hard to damage thus hard to manipulate –RNA is the transcript, very similar to DNA and more active –protein is the final product Gene is a DNA sequence that can perform specific functions –usually becomes functional after translating to protein These terms are sometimes interchangeably –some PPIs are defined by the interactions among the corresponding DNAs/RNAs Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 8

9 Experimental techniques 9 since there are various PPIs… Machine Learning & Bioinformatics


11 Notes of experimental techniques (A) yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) detects interactions between proteins X and Y, where X is linked to BD domain which binds to upstream activating sequence (UAS) of a promoter (B) mass spectroscopy (MS) identifies polypeptide sequence (C) tandem afnity purication (TAP) purifies protein complexes and removes the molecules of contaminants (D) gene co-expression analysis produces the correlation matrix where the dark areas show high correlation between expression levels of corresponding genes (E) protein microarrays (protein chips) can detect interactions between actual proteins rather than genes: target proteins immobilized on the solid support are probed with a fluorescently labeled protein (F) synthetic lethality method describes the genetic interaction when two individual, nonlethal mutations result in lethality when administered together (a - b - ) (all these are high-throughput) Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 11

12 We can see the interaction

13 Computational approaches 13 what we can do Machine Learning & Bioinformatics


15 Notes of computational approaches (A) gene cluster and gene neighborhood methods, different boxes showing different genes (B) phylogenetic profile method, showing the presence/absence of four proteins in three genomes (C) Rosetta Stone method (D) sequence co-evolution method looking for the similarity between two phylogenetic trees/distance matrices (E) classification methods shown with the example of random forest decision (RFD) method, where five different features/domains are used and each interacting protein pair is encoded as a string of 0, 1 and 2 –the decision trees are constructed based on the training set of interacting protein pairs and decisions are made if proteins under the question interact or not (yes for interacting, no for non-interacting) Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 15

16 Classification approaches Also called machine learning-based approaches –classification is so-called supervised learning The most critical step is –to encode a protein pair as a vector –(to extract appropriate features) Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 16

17 How do you recognize man and woman?

18 Notes of feature encoding Know the problem (domain knowledge) You may not know which feature is important (e.g. hair length vs. eyesight) You may not have the key feature –e.g. no height when given only mug shots –e.g. collecting body fat is much difficult –carefully define the problem and what materials are available You (usually) may not know the key feature –e.g. suppose that the sex chromosomes are unknown –depicting the mechanism is much important than just predicting The key features may change (e.g. hair length) There are always exceptions (e.g. bisexual) Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 18

19 Machine Learning & Bioinformatics 19 Materials that we can support Biological process Cellular compartment DNA sequence Domain Expression Genomic location No. of references Molecular function Orthologous Pathway Protein sequence TATA box Transcription ends TF binding TFBS TF knockout expression

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