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Nat Commun ; 12(1): 5465, 2021 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34526500


Peptide-protein interactions are involved in various fundamental cellular functions and their identification is crucial for designing efficacious peptide therapeutics. Recently, a number of computational methods have been developed to predict peptide-protein interactions. However, most of the existing prediction approaches heavily depend on high-resolution structure data. Here, we present a deep learning framework for multi-level peptide-protein interaction prediction, called CAMP, including binary peptide-protein interaction prediction and corresponding peptide binding residue identification. Comprehensive evaluation demonstrated that CAMP can successfully capture the binary interactions between peptides and proteins and identify the binding residues along the peptides involved in the interactions. In addition, CAMP outperformed other state-of-the-art methods on binary peptide-protein interaction prediction. CAMP can serve as a useful tool in peptide-protein interaction prediction and identification of important binding residues in the peptides, which can thus facilitate the peptide drug discovery process.

Algoritmos , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Aprendizado Profundo , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Proteínas/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação , Modelos Moleculares , Peptídeos/química , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas/química , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 6(1): 165, 2021 04 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33895786


The global spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) requires an urgent need to find effective therapeutics for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this study, we developed an integrative drug repositioning framework, which fully takes advantage of machine learning and statistical analysis approaches to systematically integrate and mine large-scale knowledge graph, literature and transcriptome data to discover the potential drug candidates against SARS-CoV-2. Our in silico screening followed by wet-lab validation indicated that a poly-ADP-ribose polymerase 1 (PARP1) inhibitor, CVL218, currently in Phase I clinical trial, may be repurposed to treat COVID-19. Our in vitro assays revealed that CVL218 can exhibit effective inhibitory activity against SARS-CoV-2 replication without obvious cytopathic effect. In addition, we showed that CVL218 can interact with the nucleocapsid (N) protein of SARS-CoV-2 and is able to suppress the LPS-induced production of several inflammatory cytokines that are highly relevant to the prevention of immunopathology induced by SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Antivirais/uso terapêutico , COVID-19/tratamento farmacológico , COVID-19/metabolismo , Simulação por Computador , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos , Modelos Biológicos , SARS-CoV-2/metabolismo , Humanos
Front Pharmacol ; 11: 112, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32184722


Synthetic lethality (SL), an important type of genetic interaction, can provide useful insight into the target identification process for the development of anticancer therapeutics. Although several well-established SL gene pairs have been verified to be conserved in humans, most SL interactions remain cell-line specific. Here, we demonstrated that the cell-line-specific gene expression profiles derived from the shRNA perturbation experiments performed in the LINCS L1000 project can provide useful features for predicting SL interactions in human. In this paper, we developed a semi-supervised neural network-based method called EXP2SL to accurately identify SL interactions from the L1000 gene expression profiles. Through a systematic evaluation on the SL datasets of three different cell lines, we demonstrated that our model achieved better performance than the baseline methods and verified the effectiveness of using the L1000 gene expression features and the semi-supervise training technique in SL prediction.