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Herb Target Prediction Based on Representation Learning of Symptom related Heterogeneous Network.

Wang, Ning, Li, Peng, Hu, Xiaochen, Yang, Kuo, Peng, Yonghong, Zhu, Qiang, Zhang, Runshun, Gao, Zhuye, Xu, Hao, Liu, Baoyan, Chen, Jianxin and Zhou, Xuezhong (2019) Herb Target Prediction Based on Representation Learning of Symptom related Heterogeneous Network. Computational and structural biotechnology journal, 17. pp. 282-290. ISSN 2001-0370

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has received increasing attention as a complementary approach or alternative to modern medicine. However, experimental methods for identifying novel targets of TCM herbs heavily relied on the current available herb-compound-target relationships. In this work, we present an Herb-Target Interaction Network (HTINet) approach, a novel network integration pipeline for herb-target prediction mainly relying on the symptom related associations. HTINet focuses on capturing the low-dimensional feature vectors for both herbs and proteins by network embedding, which incorporate the topological properties of nodes across multi-layered heterogeneous network, and then performs supervised learning based on these low-dimensional feature representations. HTINet obtains performance improvement over a well-established random walk based herb-target prediction method. Furthermore, we have manually validated several predicted herb-target interactions from independent literatures. These results indicate that HTINet can be used to integrate heterogeneous information to predict novel herb-target interactions.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Symptoms, Network Medicine, Network Embedding, Herb Target Prediction
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Author: Ning Wang
Author: Peng Li
Author: Xiaochen Hu
Author: Kuo Yang
Author: Yonghong Peng
Author: Qiang Zhu
Author: Runshun Zhang
Author: Zhuye Gao
Author: Hao Xu
Author: Baoyan Liu
Author: Jianxin Chen
Author: Xuezhong Zhou

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