Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Protein networks: How protein interactions define shape and function of cells
Otto-Warburg-Laboratorium - Molekulare Interaktions-Netzwerke (Dr. Ulrich Stelzl)
MPI für molekulare Genetik, Berlin
SummarySystematic protein interaction studies are an important part of functional genomics research. A powerful method to decipher protein-protein interaction networks is the yeast two-hybrid system that allows studying the possible interaction of billions of protein pairs. Resulting interactions are represented in protein networks which provide a framework for a systems understanding of the molecular biology of the cell and contribute to medical practice, facilitating identification of human disease genes and an improved interpretation of patient samples and records.