Author(s): Kuroda K, Kato M, Mima J, Ueda M
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Abstract The analysis of protein-protein interactions is important for developing a better understanding of the functional annotations of proteins that are involved in various biochemical reactions in vivo. The discovery that a protein with an unknown function binds to a protein with a known function could provide a significant clue to the cellular pathway concerning the unknown protein. Therefore, information on protein-protein interactions obtained by the comprehensive analysis of all gene products is available for the construction of interactive networks consisting of individual protein-protein interactions, which, in turn, permit elaborate biological phenomena to be understood. Systems for detecting protein-protein interactions in vitro and in vivo have been developed, and have been modified to compensate for limitations. Using these novel approaches, comprehensive and reliable information on protein-protein interactions can be determined. Systems that permit this to be achieved are described in this review.
This article was published in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology