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Some Remarks on Prediction of Drug-Target Interaction with Network Models

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 21 ]


Shao-Wu Zhang* and Xiao-Ying Yan   Pages 2456 - 2468 ( 13 )


System-level understanding of the relationships between drugs and targets is very important for enhancing drug research, especially for drug function repositioning. The experimental methods used to determine drug-target interactions are usually time-consuming, tedious and expensive, and sometimes lack reproducibility. Thus, it is highly desired to develop computational methods for efficiently and effectively analyzing and detecting new drug-target interaction pairs. With the explosive growth of different types of omics data, such as genome, pharmacology, phenotypic, and other kinds of molecular networks, numerous computational approaches have been developed to predict Drug-Target Interactions (DTI). In this review, we make a survey on the recent advances in predicting drug-target interaction with network-based models from the following aspects: i) Available public data sources and benchmark datasets; ii) Drug/target similarity metrics; iii) Network construction; iv) Common network algorithms; v) Performance comparison of existing network-based DTI predictors.


Drug-target interaction prediction, Drug repositioning, Drug similarity metrics, Target similarity metrics, Network construction, Network models.


Key Laboratory of Information Fusion Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Automation, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 710072, College of Computer Science, Xi’an Shiyou University, Xi’an 710065

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