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Drug-target interaction (DTI) is the basis of drug discovery and design. It is time consuming and costly to determine DTI experimentally. Hence, it is necessary to develop computational methods for the prediction of potential DTI. Based on complex network theory, three supervised inference methods were developed here to predict DTI and used for drug(More)
Absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity (ADMET) properties play key roles in the discovery/development of drugs, pesticides, food additives, consumer products, and industrial chemicals. This information is especially useful when to conduct environmental and human hazard assessment. The most critical rate limiting step in the chemical(More)
Puroindoline genes (Pina and Pinb) form the molecular basis of wheat grain hardness or texture. Variations in either gene are reported to be associated with grain hardness in wheat. Here, a modified denaturing PAGE was used to detect Pina and Pinb allelic variations in 102 common wheat cultivars and other species related to wheat. Two variations of Pina(More)
Chemical-protein interaction (CPI) is the central topic of target identification and drug discovery. However, large scale determination of CPI is a big challenge for in vitro or in vivo experiments, while in silico prediction shows great advantages due to low cost and high accuracy. On the basis of our previous drug-target interaction prediction via(More)
Kernel size and weight are important determinants of grain yield in maize. In this study, multivariate conditional and unconditional quantitative trait loci (QTL), and digenic epistatic analyses were utilized in order to elucidate the genetic basis for these kernel-related traits. Five kernel-related traits, including kernel weight (KW), volume (KV), length(More)
Adverse side effects of drug-drug interactions induced by human cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibition is an important consideration, especially, during the research phase of drug discovery. It is highly desirable to develop computational models that can predict the inhibitive effect of a compound against a specific CYP isoform. In this study, inhibitor(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmic risk stratification in patients with Brugada syndrome remains controversial. Several recent reports have highlighted the possible role of late potential (LP) on the signal-averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG) as a noninvasive risk stratification tool in Brugada syndrome, but further prospective study is required before its general(More)
In order to investigate starch accumulation, and the enzymes activity changes and the expression levels of genes and their relationships among them at different developmental stages of wheat grain. We choose Annong9912 and E28 were used in the study. During starch accumulating rate and grain filling rate, and there were obvious genotype difference between(More)
Heterosis has been utilized widely in the breeding of maize and other crops, and plays an important role in increasing yield, improving quality and enhancing stresses resistance, but the molecular mechanism responsible for heterosis is far from clear. To illustrate whether miRNA-dependent gene regulation is responsible for heterosis during maize(More)
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) is deeply involved in the metabolism of chemicals including pharmaceuticals. Therefore, polymorphisms of this enzyme have been widely studied to avoid unfavorable side effects of drugs in chemotherapy. In this work, we performed computational analysis of the mechanism of the decrease in enzymatic activity for three typical(More)