In the context of comparative analysis of protein-protein interaction graphs, we use a graph-based formalism to detect the preservation of a given protein complex G in the protein-protein interaction graph H of another species with respect to (w.r.t.) orthologous proteins. Two problems are considered: the Exact-(μ G , μ H )-Matching problem and the Max-(μ G , μ H ) problem, where μ G (resp. μ H ) denotes in both problems the maximum number of orthologous proteins in H (resp. G) of a protein in G (resp. H). Following [FLV04], the Exact-(μ G , μ H )-Matching problem asks for an injective homomorphism of G to H w.r.t. orthologous proteins. The optimization version is called the Max-(μ G , μ H )-Matching problem and is concerned with finding an injective mapping of a graph G to a graph H w.r.t. orthologous proteins that matches as many edges of G as possible. For both problems, the emphasis here is clearly on bounded degree graphs and extremal small values of parameters μ G and μ H .
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