PEPSI-Dock: a detailed data-driven protein–protein interaction potential accelerated by polar Fourier correlation

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Neveu , Emilie ; Ritchie , David ; Popov , Petr ; Grudinin , Sergei (2016)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw443
  • Subject: Protein Interactions | [ INFO.INFO-MO ] Computer Science [cs]/Modeling and Simulation | Docking proteines

International audience; Motivation: Docking prediction algorithms aim to find the native conformation of a complex of proteins from knowledge of their unbound structures. They rely on a combination of sampling and scoring methods, adapted to different scales. Polynomial Expansion of Protein Structures and Interactions for Docking (PEPSI-Dock) improves the accuracy of the first stage of the docking pipeline , which will sharpen up the final predictions. Indeed, PEPSI-Dock benefits from the precision of a very detailed data-driven model of the binding free energy used with a global and exhaustive rigid-body search space. As well as being accurate, our computations are among the fastest by virtue of the sparse representation of the pre-computed potentials and FFT-accelerated sampling techniques. Overall, this is the first demonstration of a FFT-accelerated docking method coupled with an arbitrary-shaped distance-dependent interaction potential. Results: First, we present a novel learning process to compute data-driven distant-dependent pair-wise potentials, adapted from our previous method used for rescoring of putative protein–protein binding poses. The potential coefficients are learned by combining machine-learning techniques with physically interpretable descriptors. Then, we describe the integration of the deduced potentials into a FFT-accelerated spherical sampling provided by the Hex library. Overall, on a training set of 163 heterodimers, PEPSI-Dock achieves a success rate of 91% mid-quality predictions in the top-10 solutions. On a subset of the protein docking benchmark v5, it achieves 44.4% mid-quality predictions in the top-10 solutions when starting from bound structures and 20.5% when starting from unbound structures. The method runs in 5–15 min on a modern laptop and can easily be extended to other types of interactions. Availability and Implementation: https://team.inria.fr/nano-d/software/PEPSI-Dock. Contact: sergei.grudinin@inria.fr
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