Predicting Drug-Target Interactions With Multi-Information Fusion


Identifying potential associations between drugs and targets is a critical prerequisite for modern drug discovery and repurposing. However, predicting these associations is difficult because of the limitations of existing computational methods. Most models only consider chemical structures and protein sequences, and other models are oversimplified. Moreover, datasets used for analysis contain only true-positive interactions, and experimentally validated negative samples are unavailable. To overcome these limitations, we developed a semi-supervised based learning framework called NormMulInf through collaborative filtering theory by using labeled and unlabeled interaction information. The proposed method initially determines similarity measures, such as similarities among samples and local correlations among the labels of the samples, by integrating biological information. The similarity information is then integrated into a robust principal component analysis model, which is solved using augmented Lagrange multipliers. Experimental results on four classes of drug-target interaction networks suggest that the proposed approach can accurately classify and predict drug-target interactions. Part of the predicted interactions are reported in public databases. The proposed method can also predict possible targets for new drugs and can be used to determine whether atropine may interact with alpha1B- and beta1- adrenergic receptors. Furthermore, the developed technique identifies potential drugs for new targets and can be used to assess whether olanzapine and propiomazine may target 5HT2B. Finally, the proposed method can potentially address limitations on studies of multitarget drugs and multidrug targets.

DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2015.2513200

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@article{Peng2017PredictingDI, title={Predicting Drug-Target Interactions With Multi-Information Fusion}, author={Lihong Peng and Bo Liao and Wen Zhu and Zejun Li and Keqin Li}, journal={IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics}, year={2017}, volume={21 2}, pages={561-572} }