Simona Panni

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We present here a compact overview of the data, models and methods proposed for the analysis of biological networks based on the search for significant repetitions. In particular, we concentrate on three problems widely studied in the literature: 'network alignment', 'network querying' and 'network motif extraction'. We provide (i) details of the(More)
We describe a method to search for similarities across protein-protein interaction networks of different organisms. The technique core consists in computing a maximum weight matching of bipartite graphs resulting from comparing the neighbourhoods of proteins belonging to different networks. Both quantitative and reliability information are exploited. We(More)
Comparing and querying the protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks of different organisms is important to infer knowledge about conservation across species. Known methods that perform these tasks operate symmetrically, i.e., they do not assign a distinct role to the input PPI networks. However, in most cases, the input networks are indeed distinguishable(More)
Performing global alignment between protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks of different organisms is important to infer knowledge about conservation across species. Known methods that perform this task operate symmetrically, that is to say, they do not assign a distinct role to the input PPI networks. However , in most cases, the input networks are(More)
—Singling out conserved modules (corresponding to connected sub-graphs) throughout protein-protein interaction networks of different organisms is a main issue in bioinformatics because of its potential applications in biology. This paper presents a method to discover highly matching sub-graphs in such networks. Sub-graph extraction is carried out by taking(More)
The kinetic mechanism of the transport catalyzed by the human glutamine/neutral amino acid transporter hASCT2 over-expressed in P. pastoris was determined in proteoliposomes by pseudo-bi-substrate kinetic analysis of the Na+-glutamineex/glutaminein transport reaction. A random simultaneous mechanism resulted from the experimental analysis. Purified(More)
In the last few years a large amount of protein interaction data has been collected and stored in public databases. The automatic analysis and management of such data can provide valuable information on the evolution of different organisms. To this aim, interaction data can be modelled as graphs where nodes represent cellular components and edges are(More)
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