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This file contains about 84K Pfam-Pfam calculated interactions sorted by categories (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and ranked in each category according to decreasing score.

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Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are physically mediated by domain-domain interactions (DDIs). Structural databases (3DID, KBDOCK, …) contain validated DDIs extracted from 3D structures but these DDIs do not cover all PPIs of the interactome. Therefore, computational approaches are needed to infer DDIs from PPIs.In this study, we have used a new computational approach called "PPIDM" (Protein-Protein Interactions Domain Miner) for inferring DDIs using multiple sources of PPIs. The approach is an extension of our previously described "CODAC" (Computational Discovery of Direct Associations using Common neighbors) method for inferring new edges in a tripartite graph. The PPIDM method has been applied to seven widely used PPI resources, using as "Gold-Standard" a set of DDIs extracted from 3D structural databases. Overall, PPIDM has produced a dataset of 84,552 non-redundant DDIs. Statistical significance (p-value) is calculated for each source of PPI and used to classify the PPIDM DDIs in Gold (9,175 DDIs), Silver (24,934 DDIs) and Bronze (50,443 DDIs) categories. Dataset comparison reveals that PPIDM has inferred from the 2017 releases of PPI sources about 46% of the DDIs present in the 2020 release of the 3did database, not counting the DDIs present in the Gold-Standard. The PPIDM dataset contains 10,229 DDIs that are consistent with more than 13,300 PPIs extracted from the IMEx database, and nearly 23,300 DDIs (27.5%) that are consistent with more than 214,000 human PPIs extracted from the STRING database. Examples of newly inferred DDIs covering more than 10 PPIs in the IMEx database are provided. Further exploitation of the PPIDM DDI reservoir includes the inventory of possible partners of a protein of interest and characterization of protein interactions at the domain level in combination with other methods.

Read more in our paper published in PLOS Computational Biology.

The PPIDM datasets have been deposited in zenodo under doi:10.5281/zenodo.4880347