DifferentialNet is a novel database that provides users with differential interactome analysis of human tissues (http://netbio.bgu.ac.il/diffnet/). Users query DifferentialNet by protein, and retrieve its differential protein–protein interactions (PPIs) per tissue via an interactive graphical interface. To compute differen- tial PPIs, we integrated available data of experimen- tally detected PPIs with RNA-sequencing profiles of tens of human tissues gathered by the Genotype- Tissue Expression consortium (GTEx) and by the Human Protein Atlas (HPA). We associated each PPI with a score that reflects whether its corresponding genes were expressed similarly across tissues, or were up- or down-regulated in the selected tissue. By this, users can identify tissue-specific interactions, filter out PPIs that are relatively stable across tis- sues, and highlight PPIs that show relative changes across tissues. The differential PPIs can be used to identify tissue-specific processes and to decipher tissue-specific phenotypes. Moreover, they unravel processes that are tissue-wide yet tailored to the spe- cific demands of each tissue.
The DifferentialNet database of differential protein–protein interactions in human tissues
Nucleic Acids Research 2018 46:D1:D522-D526. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx981