Integrating Proteomics Profiling Data Sets: A Network Perspective

  • Akshay BhatEmail author
  • Mohammed Dakna
  • Harald Mischak
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1243)


Understanding disease mechanisms often requires complex and accurate integration of cellular pathways and molecular networks. Systems biology offers the possibility to provide a comprehensive map of the cell’s intricate wiring network, which can ultimately lead to decipher the disease phenotype. Here, we describe what biological pathways are, how they function in normal and abnormal cellular systems, limitations faced by databases for integrating data, and highlight how network models are emerging as a powerful integrative framework to understand and interpret the roles of proteins and peptides in diseases.

Key words

Systems biology Network biology Protein–Protein interactions Proteomics databases Gene ontology Biological pathways databases 



This work was supported in part by the Marie Curie Actions—BCMolMed (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN-EID).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mosaiques-Diagnostics GmbHHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Mosaiques diagnostics & therapeuticsHannoverGermany

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