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A Network Module for the Perseus Software for Computational Proteomics Facilitates Proteome Interaction Graph Analysis

Rudolph, Jan Daniel, Cox, Jürgen
Journal of proteome research 2019 v.18 no.5 pp. 2052-2064
cell communication, computer software, phosphorylation, post-translational modification, proteins, proteome, proteomics, statistical analysis, transcriptome
Proteomics data analysis strongly benefits from not studying single proteins in isolation but taking their multivariate interdependence into account. We introduce PerseusNet, the new Perseus network module for the biological analysis of proteomics data. Proteomics is commonly used to generate networks, e.g., with affinity purification experiments, but networks are also used to explore proteomics data. PerseusNet supports the biomedical researcher for both modes of data analysis with a multitude of activities. For affinity purification, a volcano-plot-based statistical analysis method for network generation is featured which is scalable to large numbers of baits. For posttranslational modifications of proteins, such as phosphorylation, a collection of dedicated network analysis tools helps in elucidating cellular signaling events. Co-expression network analysis of proteomics data adopts established tools from transcriptome co-expression analysis. PerseusNet is extensible through a plugin architecture in a multi-lingual way, integrating analyses in C#, Python, and R, and is freely available at