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Chemotext: A Publicly Available Web Server for Mining Drug–Target–Disease Relationships in PubMed

Chemotext: A Publicly Available Web Server for Mining
Drug–Target–Disease Relationships in PubMed
Colin P. O’Banion, Kammy Liu, Eugene N. Muratov, Nancy Baker, Alexander Tropsha, Wai In Lam, Diane Pozefsky, Thomas E. Thornton, Stephen J. Capuzzi
Elucidation of the mechanistic relationships between drugs, their targets, and diseases is at the core of modern drug discovery research. Thousands of studies relevant to the drug–target–disease (DTD) triangle have been published and annotated in the Medline/PubMed database. Mining this database affords rapid identification of all published studies that confirm connections between vertices of this triangle or enable new inferences of such connections. To this end, we describe the development of Chemotext, a publicly available Web server that mines the entire compendium of published literature in PubMed annotated by Medline Subject Heading (MeSH) terms. The goal of Chemotext is to identify all known DTD relationships and infer missing links between vertices of the DTD triangle. As a proof-of-concept, we show that Chemotext could be instrumental in generating new drug repurposing hypotheses or annotating clinical outcomes pathways for known drugs. The Chemotext Web server is freely available at http://chemotext.mml.unc.edu.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00589

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00589

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