Figure 3.

Illustration of how a protein complex is detected: (a) A simple hypothetical network of 6 proteins and 12 interactions, (b) based on the sequence of the degree, node 5 has only 2 outgoing connections and therefore, it is removed from the protein network, (c) based on the sequence of the degree, node 3 is removed and therefore, the subgraph which contains the central protein 1 and three nodes (2,4 and 6) remains as a valid core protein complex, (d) protein which interacts with more than 50% such as protein 3 rejoins the protein network and the final complex is predicted.

Zaki et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14:163   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-163
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