Prediction of disease-related metabolites using bi-random walks

Autoři: Xiujuan Lei aff001;  Jiaojiao Tie aff001
Působiště autorů: School of Computer Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an China aff001
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(11)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225380


Metabolites play a significant role in various complex human disease. The exploration of the relationship between metabolites and diseases can help us to better understand the underlying pathogenesis. Several network-based methods have been used to predict the association between metabolite and disease. However, some methods ignored hierarchical differences in disease network and failed to work in the absence of known metabolite-disease associations. This paper presents a bi-random walks based method for disease-related metabolites prediction, called MDBIRW. First of all, we reconstruct the disease similarity network and metabolite functional similarity network by integrating Gaussian Interaction Profile (GIP) kernel similarity of diseases and GIP kernel similarity of metabolites, respectively. Then, the bi-random walks algorithm is executed on the reconstructed disease similarity network and metabolite functional similarity network to predict potential disease-metabolite associations. At last, MDBIRW achieves reliable performance in leave-one-out cross validation (AUC of 0.910) and 5-fold cross validation (AUC of 0.924). The experimental results show that our method outperforms other existing methods for predicting disease-related metabolites.

Klíčová slova:

Alzheimer's disease – Colorectal cancer – Drug metabolism – Metabolic networks – Metabolites – Obesity – Random walk – Semantics


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