How to Build CHD@ZJU

CHD related Articles were retrieved from Pubmed, by entering keywords "coronary heart disease" and constrict the publish date from 2000/1/1 to now (2013/1/23). As a result, totally 115898 articles were found and their abstracts were downloaded for text mining. Since some articles didn't contain abstracts, only 88396 abstracts remained.

The text-mining process to get CHD related genes could be divided in to 5 following steps:

  • 1) Extracting all keywords from abstracts and ignoring those keywords start with numbers. 101402 keywords were extracted.

  • 2) Input these keywords into Gene library in ArrayTrack and find possible related genes. 4674 genes were then found.

  • 3) Put these 4674 genes again into pubmed abstracts to find related aticles. Only genes which offical name or there keyword description (such as prolactin for gene PRL) could be found in the abstract would be remained. As a result, 1247 genes were remained.

  • 4) Manually examined on the 1247 genes to validate it was acutally related to CHD. Some genes would be filtered if it represents other meanings (such as gene CAD, Entrez ID:790, carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase 2, is mostly meant coronary arterial disease in articles). 681 genes were then validated with at least one reference.

  • 5) All genes was compared with 1078 CHD genes in RGD database, and 370 genes were overlapped. These 370 genes were labels as "RGD_Supported" and the other 293 genes were labels as "REFERED". All 663 genes had supported references in CHD@ZJU which were examined by step 4.
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    Basic Information

    Gene Name: ARHGAP9

    Description: Rho GTPase activating protein 9

    Entrez Gene ID: 64333

    SwissProt Acc Number: Q9BRR9

    RefSeq: NM_001080156

    It was supported literatures to be a novel CHD related gene:

    ..the polymorphism of ARHGAP9 has a critical function in the infiltration of hematopoietic cells into the endothelium and inflammation leading to endothelial dysfunction...

    From PMID: 19911011, in Journal J Hum Genet. , 2010


    There were 2 potential papers with ARHGAP9 and CHD.

    23217153 Adipose co-expression networks across Finns and Mexicans identify novel triglyceride-associated genes.BMC medical genomicsMore Details
    19911011 Mutation of ARHGAP9 in patients with coronary spastic angina.Journal of human geneticsMore Details

    NOTEs: These result is mostly from TEXT-MINING and there might have mismatches.

    PPI interactions

    There were totally 5 unique genes interacted with ARHGAP9. Show PPI network

    Gene nameInteraction typereference PMIDCHD relation
    APP Reconstituted Complex21832049 No
    SMAD9 yeast 2-hybrid15231748 No
    RBPMS Two-hybrid16189514 No
    UBC Affinity Capture-MS21890473|22505724 No
    FASLG Protein-peptide19807924 No

    Involved FDA drugs

    There was no drug associated with ARHGAP9