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: DBH

    Description: dopamine beta-hydroxylase (dopamine beta-monooxygenase)

    Entrez Gene ID: 1621

    SwissProt Acc Number: P09172

    RefSeq: NM_000787

    It was suspected to be CHD related:

    .."Inhibition of dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) results in a decrease in norepinephrine synthesis. The present study was a randomized, blinded,placebo-controlled investigation of the long-term effects of therapy with the DBH inhibitor nepicastat (NCT) on the progression of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and remodeling in dogs with chronic heart failure (HF)."..

    From PMID: 11034950, in Journal Circulation. , 2000


    There were 0 potential papers with DBH and CHD.

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

    PPI interactions

    There were totally 2 unique genes interacted with DBH. Show PPI network

    Gene nameInteraction typereference PMIDCHD relation
    DBH in vivo3972830 CHD related
    C2orf7 in vitro15498570 No

    Involved FDA drugs

    StatusDrubBank IDNameIndicationATC Code
    approved;nutraceuticalDB00126Vitamin C"Used to treat vitamin C deficiency, scurvy, delayed wound and bone healing, urine acidification, and in general as an antioxidant. It has also been suggested to be an effective antiviral agent."A11GA01;S01XA15;G01AD03
    approvedDB00822DisulfiramFor the treatment and management of chronic alcoholismN07BB01;P03AA04
    approvedDB00988Dopamine"For the correction of hemodynamic imbalances present in the shock syndrome due to myocardial infarction, trauma, endotoxic septicemia, open-heart surgery, renal failure, and chronic cardiac decompensation as in congestive failure"C01CA04