Identification of Hot Regions in Protein-Protein Interactions Based on Detecting Local Community Structure

  • Xiaoli Lin
  • Xiaolong ZhangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9771)


Hot regions can help proteins to exert their biological function and contribute to understand the molecular mechanism, which is the foundation of drug designs. In this paper, combining protein biological characteristics, a new method is proposed to predict protein hot regions. Firstly, we used support vector machine to predict the hot spots. Then, the local community structure detecting algorithm based on the identification of boundary nodes was proposed to predict the hot regions in protein-protein interactions. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method improves significantly the predictive accuracy and performance of protein hot regions.


Hot regions PPI Local community structure Classification 



The authors thank the members of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, School of Computer Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, for their helpful discussion within seminars. This work was supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61502356, 61273225, 61273303).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hubei Key Laboratory of Intelligent Information Processing and Real-time Industrial System, School of Computer Science and TechnologyWuhan University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Information and Engineering Department of City CollegeWuhan University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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