Network pharmacology, as a new developmental direction of drug discovery, was generating attention of more and more researchers. The key problem in drug discovery was how to identify the new interactions between drugs and target proteins. Prediction of new interaction was made to find potential targets based on the predicting model constructed by the known drug-protein interactions. According to the deficiencies of existing predicting algorithm based bipartite graph, a supervised learning integration method of bipartite graph was proposed in this paper. Firstly, the bipartite graph network was constructed based on the known interactions between drugs and target proteins. Secondly, the evaluation model for association between drugs and target proteins was created. Thirdly, the model was used to predict the new interactions between drugs and target proteins and confirm the new predicted targets. On the testing dataset, our method performed much better than three other predicting methods. The proposed method integrated chemical space, therapeutic space and genomic space, constructed the interaction network of drugs and target proteins, created the evaluation model and predicted the new interactions with good performance.
"Although analyzing 1-mode networks provides deeper insights into the relationship between the same kind of entities, identifying the interactions between different entities would be more valuable. A supervised learning integration method of a bipartite network was proposed for TCM network pharmacology to identify potential targets based on known drug-protein interactions by using a predicting model . The proposed approach performed better than the nearest neighbor-and weight-based algorithms. "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The concept of "network target" has ushered in a new era in the field of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). As a new research approach, network pharmacology is based on the analysis of network models and systems biology. Taking advantage of advancements in systems biology, a high degree of integration data analysis strategy and interpretable visualization provides deeper insights into the underlying mechanisms of TCM theories, including the principles of herb combination, biological foundations of herb or herbal formulae action, and molecular basis of TCM syndromes. In this study, we review several recent developments in TCM network pharmacology research and discuss their potential for bridging the gap between traditional and modern medicine. We briefly summarize the two main functional applications of TCM network models: understanding/uncovering and predicting/discovering. In particular, we focus on how TCM network pharmacology research is conducted and highlight different computational tools, such as network-based and machine learning algorithms, and sources that have been proposed and applied to the different steps involved in the research process. To make network pharmacology research commonplace, some basic network definitions and analysis methods are presented.
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 07/2013; 2013:731969. DOI:10.1155/2013/731969 · 1.88 Impact Factor
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