Identifying the overlapping complexes in protein interaction networks. Academic Article uri icon


  • Identification of protein complexes in large interaction networks is crucial to understanding principles of cellular organisation and predict protein functions. In this paper, a new algorithm of Identifying Protein Complexes based on Maximal Clique Extension (IPC-MCE) is proposed. The maximal clique is considered as the core of the protein complex. Proteins in a complex are classed into core vertices and peripheral vertices. The relation between the core vertices and peripheral vertices is measured by the Interaction Probability. The algorithm IPC-MCE is applied to the protein interaction network of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Many well-known protein complexes are detected.

published proceedings

  • Int J Data Min Bioinform

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, M., Wang, J., Chen, J., Cai, Z., & Chen, G.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Li, Min||Wang, Jianxin||Chen, Jianer||Cai, Zhao||Chen, Gang

publication date

  • January 2010