July 9, 2010

MODEVO: exploring modularity and evolution of protein interaction networks

Filed under: Bioinformatics — Biointelligence: Education,Training & Consultancy Services @ 6:16 am

Interrogating protein complexes and pathways in an evolutionary context provides insights into the formation of the basic functional components of the cell. We developed two independent Cytoscape plugins that can be cooperatively used to map evolving protein interaction networks at the module level. The APCluster plugin implements a recent affinity propagation (AP) algorithm for graph clustering and can be applied to decompose networks into coherent modules. The NetworkEvolution plugin provides the capability to visualize selected modules in consecutive evolutionary stages.

Availability: The plugins, input data and usage scenarios are freely available from the project web site: The plugins are also available from the Cytoscape plugin repository.