Intercellular communication networkSource:
Imports an intercellular network by combining intercellular annotations
and protein interactions. First imports a network of protein-protein
interactions. Then, it retrieves annotations about the proteins
intercellular communication roles, once for the transmitter (delivering
information from the expressing cell) and second, the receiver (receiving
signal and relaying it towards the expressing cell) side. These 3 queries
can be customized by providing parameters in lists which will be passed to
the respective methods (
the network and
import_omnipath_intercell for the
annotations). Finally the 3 data frames combined in a way that the source
proteins in each interaction annotated by the transmitter, and the target
proteins by the receiver categories. If undirected interactions present
(these are disabled by default) they will be duplicated, i.e. both
partners can be both receiver and transmitter.
import_intercell_network( interactions_param = list(), transmitter_param = list(), receiver_param = list(), resources = NULL, entity_types = NULL, ligand_receptor = FALSE, high_confidence = FALSE, simplify = FALSE, unique_pairs = FALSE, consensus_percentile = NULL, loc_consensus_percentile = NULL, omnipath = TRUE, ligrecextra = TRUE, kinaseextra = !high_confidence, pathwayextra = !high_confidence, ... )
a list with arguments for
import_omnipath_intercell, to define the transmitter side of intercellular connections
a list with arguments for
import_omnipath_intercell, to define the receiver side of intercellular connections
A character vector of resources to be applied to both the interactions and the annotations. For example,
resources = 'CellChatDB'will download the transmitters and receivers defined by CellChatDB, connected by connections from CellChatDB.
Character, possible values are "protein", "complex" or both.
TRUE, only ligand and receptor annotations will be used instead of the more generic transmitter and receiver categories.
Logical: shortcut to do some filtering in order to include only higher confidence interactions. The intercell database of OmniPath covers a very broad range of possible ways of cell to cell communication, and the pieces of information, such as localization, topology, function and interaction, are combined from many, often independent sources. This unavoidably result some weird and unexpected combinations which are false positives in the context of intercellular communication. This option sets some minimum criteria to remove most (but definitely not all!) of the wrong connections. These criteria are the followings: 1) the receiver must be plasma membrane transmembrane; 2) the curation effort for interactions must be larger than one; 3) the consensus score for annotations must be larger than the 50 percentile within the generic category (you can override this by
consensus_percentile). 4) the transmitter must be secreted or exposed on the plasma membrane. 5) The major localizations have to be supported by at least 30 percent of the relevant resources ( you can override this by
loc_consensus_percentile). 6) The datasets with lower level of curation (kinaseextra and pathwayextra) will be disabled. These criteria are of medium stringency, you can always tune them to be more relaxed or stringent by filtering manually, using
Logical: keep only the most often used columns. This function combines a network data frame with two copies of the intercell annotation data frames, all of them already having quite some columns. With this option we keep only the names of the interacting pair, their intercellular communication roles, and the minimal information of the origin of both the interaction and the annotations.
Logical: instead of having separate rows for each pair of annotations, drop the annotations and reduce the data frame to unique interacting pairs. See
Numeric: a percentile cut off for the consensus score of generic categories in intercell annotations. The consensus score is the number of resources supporting the classification of an entity into a category based on combined information of many resources. Here you can apply a cut-off, keeping only the annotations supported by a higher number of resources than a certain percentile of each category. If
NULLno filtering will be performed. The value is either in the 0-1 range, or will be divided by 100 if greater than 1. The percentiles will be calculated against the generic composite categories and then will be applied to their resource specific annotations and specific child categories.
Numeric: similar to
consensus_percentilefor major localizations. For example, with a value of 50, the secreted, plasma membrane transmembrane or peripheral attributes will be
TRUEonly where at least 50 percent of the resources support these.
Logical: shortcut to include the omnipath dataset in the interactions query.
Logical: shortcut to include the ligrecextra dataset in the interactions query.
Logical: shortcut to include the kinaseextra dataset in the interactions query.
Logical: shortcut to include the pathwayextra dataset in the interactions query.
TRUE, additional column names can be passed here to
dplyr::selecton the final data frame. Otherwise ignored.
A dataframe containing information about protein-protein interactions and the inter-cellular roles of the protiens involved in those interactions.
By default this function creates almost the largest possible network of
intercellular interactions. However, this might contain a large number
of false positives. Please refer to the documentation of the arguments,
high_confidence, and the
filter_intercell_network function. Note: if you restrict the query
to certain intercell annotation resources or small categories, it's not
recommended to use the
high_confidence options, instead filter the network with
filter_intercell_network for more consistent results.