Heterogeneous Network Model to Identify Potential Associations Between Plasmodium vivax and Human Proteins.


:Integration of multiple sources and data levels provides a great insight into the complex associations between human and malaria systems. In this study, a meta-analysis framework was developed based on a heterogeneous network model for integrating human-malaria protein similarities, a human protein interaction network, and a Plasmodium vivax protein interaction network. An iterative network propagation was performed on the heterogeneous network until we obtained stabilized weights. The association scores were calculated for qualifying a novel potential human-malaria protein association. This method provided a better performance compared to random experiments. After that, the stabilized network was clustered into association modules. The potential association candidates were then thoroughly analyzed by statistical enrichment analysis with protein complexes and known drug targets. The most promising target proteins were the succinate dehydrogenase protein complex in the human citrate (TCA) cycle pathway and the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in the human central nervous system. Promising associations and potential drug targets were also provided for further studies and designs in therapeutic approaches for malaria at a systematic level. In conclusion, this method is efficient to identify new human-malaria protein associations and can be generalized to infer other types of association studies to further advance biomedical science.


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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Discovery of Akt kinase inhibitors through structure-based virtual screening and their evaluation as potential anticancer agents.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Real-Time 3D Imaging and Inhibition Analysis of Various Amyloid Aggregations Using Quantum Dots.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2019-08-05 00:00:00

  • Synthesis and evaluation of a molecularly imprinted polymer for 2,4-dinitrophenol.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • The Multiplicity of Infection-Dependent Effects of Recombinant Adenovirus Carrying HGF Gene on the Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • miR-29a Participated in Nacre Formation and Immune Response by Targeting Y2R in Pinctada martensii.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Verticillium dahliae VdTHI20, Involved in Pyrimidine Biosynthesis, Is Required for DNA Repair Functions and Pathogenicity.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Argonaute and Argonaute-Bound Small RNAs in Stem Cells.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Zhai L,Wang L,Teng F,Zhou L,Zhang W,Xiao J,Liu Y,Deng W

    更新日期:2016-02-04 00:00:00

  • Polymorphic Forms of Valinomycin Investigated by NMR Crystallography.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Czernek J,Brus J

    更新日期:2020-07-11 00:00:00

  • The Role of miR-375-3p and miR-200b-3p in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gyvyte U,Lukosevicius R,Inciuraite R,Streleckiene G,Gudoityte G,Bekampyte J,Valentini S,Salteniene V,Ruzgys P,Satkauskas S,Zviniene K,Kupcinskas J,Skieceviciene J

    更新日期:2020-07-21 00:00:00

  • Hesperidin, A Popular Antioxidant Inhibits Melanogenesis via Erk1/2 Mediated MITF Degradation.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee HJ,Lee WJ,Chang SE,Lee GY

    更新日期:2015-08-07 00:00:00

  • Huperzine A ameliorates cognitive deficits in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2014-05-05 00:00:00

  • The tRNA-dependent biosynthesis of modified cyclic dipeptides.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2014-08-21 00:00:00

  • Existence of Circulating Mitochondria in Human and Animal Peripheral Blood.

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2020-03-19 00:00:00

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    journal_title:International journal of molecular sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-03-26 00:00:00