Global topological properties of biological networks.

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Global topological properties of biological networks

Node: protein Edge: protein-protein interaction Protein-Protein Interaction Network Saccharomyces cerevisiae

E. coli metabolic network

Basic features of a network Degree distribution Clustering coefficients Average shortest path length

Degree of a node (k) Degree of ith node k i = number of nodes linking with it

Degree of a node (k) k in = number of nodes linking in k out = number of nodes linking out

Clustering Coefficient (CC) C i =2E i /k i (k i -1)=2/9 ith node has k i neighbors linking with it E i is the actual number of links between k i neighbors maximal number of links between k i neighbors is k i (k i -1)/2

Average shortest path length

Shortest path length

All pair shortest path Algorithm Floyd Algorithm: d (k) ij : shortest path between i,j with intermediate node’s label not higher than k j k i d (k) ij =min(d (k-1) ij,d (k-1) ik +d (k-1) kj ) d (k-1) ik d (k-1) kj d (k-1) ij

Pseudocode D (0) ij =A ij =adjacency matrix For k=1 -> N for i=1 -> N for j=1 -> N D (k) ij =min(D (k-1) ij,D (k-1) ik +D (k-1) kj ) Return D

Small world network

Three ways to generate networks

Random networks Paul Erdös & Alfréd Rényi model : Hugarian mathematicians in 1959 Paul Erdös Alfréd Rényi 1913~1996 1921~1970

Randomly connect two nodes with probability P=1/5 linking probability N=10 number of nodes =NP=2 average degree Probability distribution of degree k Erdös & Rényi model Poisson distribution Exponential Network

Scale free network Albert-László Barabási “Statistical mechanics of complex networks” Review of Modern Physics 74, 47-97 (2002)

Scale free Network A new node is added and deleted randomly to and from the network, i.e. N is not fixed The new node preferably connects with other node with higher connections with m edges, i.e P(k)~k -γ A.-L.Barabási, R. Albert, Science 286, 509 (1999) Scale Free Network

Scale free network

Mean Field Theory γ = 3, with initial condition A.-L.Barabási, R. Albert and H. Jeong, Physica A 272, 173 (1999) degree distribution

Hierarchical Networks

Are biological networks random, scale free or hierarchical?

Degree distribution of PPI P(k)~k -1.62 Scale free 2617 proteins 11855 interactions Data from HMS-PCI, Yeast two hybrid, and TAP data

Degree distribution of metabolic network a: Archaeoglobus fulgidus b: E.coli c: C. elegans d: Averaged over 43 organisms Scale free !!!

Hierarchy in biological networks Metabolic networks Protein networks

What does it mean? Real Networks Have a Hierarchical Topology Many highly connected small clusters combine into few larger but less connected clusters combine into even larger and even less connected clusters  The degree of clustering follows:

Biological networks are hierarchical Power law degree distribution Power law clustering coefficient distribution

References Albert-László Barabási and Zoltán N. Oltvai, Network Biology: Understanding the Cells's Functional Organization Nature Reviews Genetics 5, 101-113 (2004). O. Mason, and M. Verwoerd, Graph Theory and Networks in Biology, IET Syst. Biol, 1, 89-119, (2007).