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In Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are central to cellular functions. Experimental methods for predicting PPIs are well developed but are time and resource expensive and suffer from high false-positive error rates at scale. Computational prediction of PPIs is highly desirable for a mechanistic understanding of cellular processes and offers the potential to identify highly selective drug targets. In this chapter, details of developing a deep learning approach to predicting which residues in a protein are involved in forming a PPI-a task known as PPI site prediction-are outlined. The key decisions to be made in defining a supervised machine learning project in this domain are here highlighted. Alternative training regimes for deep learning models to address shortcomings in existing approaches and provide starting points for further research are discussed. This chapter is written to serve as a companion to developing deep learning approaches to protein-protein interaction site prediction, and an introduction to developing geometric deep learning projects operating on protein structure graphs.

Jamasb Arian R, Day Ben, Cangea Cătălina, Liò Pietro, Blundell Tom L


Deep learning, Geometric deep learning, Graph, Machine learning, Protein, Protein–protein interaction, Structural biology, Structure