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: BLVRA

    Description: biliverdin reductase A

    Entrez Gene ID: 644

    SwissProt Acc Number: P53004

    RefSeq: NM_000712

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

    ..and the additive effects of rs2877262 (BLVRA G+1238/in6C) (age-adjusted OR: 0.73; 95% CI: 0.59-0.89; P=0.0021) and rs2690381 (BLVRA G+2613/in6A) (age-adjusted OR: 0.70; 95% CI: 0.56-0.86; P=0.0008) on female CAD. ..

    From PMID: 19238116, in Journal Pharmacogenet Genomics. , 2009


    There were 1 potential papers with BLVRA and CHD.

    19238116 Common variants of four bilirubin metabolism genes and their association with serum bilirubin and coronary artery disease in Chinese Han population.Pharmacogenetics and genomicsMore Details

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

    PPI interactions

    There were totally 3 unique genes interacted with BLVRA. Show PPI network

    Gene nameInteraction typereference PMIDCHD relation
    UBC Affinity Capture-MS21139048|21890473|21906983 No
    SUMO2 Affinity Capture-MS19471022 No
    SUMO1 Affinity Capture-MS21110914 No

    Involved FDA drugs

    StatusDrubBank IDNameIndicationATC Code
    approved;nutraceuticalDB00157NADH"Some evidence suggests that NADH might be useful in treating Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease."