Ban, Yih-En Andrew; Edelsbrunner, HerbertIST Austria ; Rudolph, Johannes
Protein-protein interactions, which form the basis for most cellular processes, result in the formation of protein interfaces. Believing that the local shape of proteins is crucial, we take a geometric approach and present a definition of an interface surface formed by two or more proteins as a subset of their Voronoi diagram. The definition deals with the difficult and important problem of specifying interface boundaries by invoking methods used in the alpha shape representation of molecules, the discrete flow on Delaunay simplices to define pockets and reconstruct surfaces, and the assessment of the importance of topological features. We present an algorithm to construct the surface and define a hierarchy that distinguishes core and peripheral regions. This hierarchy is shown to have correlation with hot-spots in protein-protein interactions. Finally, we study the geometric and topological properties of interface surfaces and show their high degree of contortion.
Journal of the ACM
361 - 378
Ban Y, Edelsbrunner H, Rudolph J. Interface surfaces for protein-protein complexes. Journal of the ACM. 2006;53(3):361-378. doi:10.1145/1147954.1147957
Ban, Y., Edelsbrunner, H., & Rudolph, J. (2006). Interface surfaces for protein-protein complexes. Journal of the ACM. ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1147954.1147957
Ban, Yih, Herbert Edelsbrunner, and Johannes Rudolph. “Interface Surfaces for Protein-Protein Complexes.” Journal of the ACM. ACM, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1145/1147954.1147957.
Y. Ban, H. Edelsbrunner, and J. Rudolph, “Interface surfaces for protein-protein complexes,” Journal of the ACM, vol. 53, no. 3. ACM, pp. 361–378, 2006.
Ban Y, Edelsbrunner H, Rudolph J. 2006. Interface surfaces for protein-protein complexes. Journal of the ACM. 53(3), 361–378.
Ban, Yih, et al. “Interface Surfaces for Protein-Protein Complexes.” Journal of the ACM, vol. 53, no. 3, ACM, 2006, pp. 361–78, doi:10.1145/1147954.1147957.