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A Machine Learning Approach for Hot-Spot Detection at Protein-Protein Interfaces

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences, July 2016
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Title
A Machine Learning Approach for Hot-Spot Detection at Protein-Protein Interfaces
Published in
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, July 2016
DOI 10.3390/ijms17081215
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Rita Melo, Robert Fieldhouse, André Melo, João Correia, Maria Cordeiro, Zeynep Gümüş, Joaquim Costa, Alexandre Bonvin, Irina Moreira

Abstract

Understanding protein-protein interactions is a key challenge in biochemistry. In this work, we describe a more accurate methodology to predict Hot-Spots (HS) in protein-protein interfaces from their native complex structure compared to previous published Machine Learning (ML) techniques. Our model is trained on a large number of complexes and on a significantly larger number of different structural- and evolutionary sequence-based features. In particular, we added interface size, type of interaction between residues at the interface of the complex, number of different types of residues at the interface and the Position-Specific Scoring Matrix (PSSM), for a total of 79 features. We used twenty-seven algorithms from a simple linear-based function to support-vector machine models with different cost functions. The best model was achieved by the use of the conditional inference random forest (c-forest) algorithm with a dataset pre-processed by the normalization of features and with up-sampling of the minor class. The method has an overall accuracy of 0.80, an F1-score of 0.73, a sensitivity of 0.76 and a specificity of 0.82 for the independent test set.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 21%
Researcher 10 21%
Unspecified 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 10%
Other 12 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 23%
Unspecified 7 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 15%
Chemistry 7 15%
Computer Science 6 13%
Other 10 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 July 2017.
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#1,150,939
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#294
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#36,060
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#17
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