Towards the discovery of diseases related by genes using vertex similarity measures

Hung Hsuan Chen, Liang Gou, Xiaolong Luke Zhang, C. Lee Giles

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Abstract

Discovering the relationships of gene to gene, gene to its related diseases, and diseases implicated in common genes is important. However, traditional biological methods can be expensive. Here, we show that the diseases implicated in common genes and the genes related to a multiple-gene disease can be inferred by the vertex similarity measures, a type of method to find the similar vertices in a network based on its structure. The relationship among diseases and the relationship among genes are modeled as two biological networks: human disease network and disease gene network. We apply the vertex similarity among the vertices in the human disease network to infer the diseases implicated in common genes. By similar manner, we utilize vertex similarity measures on the disease gene network to infer the genes related to a common multiple-gene disease. Experimental results demonstrate the potential of vertex similarity as an inexpensive approach to infer the possible links between genes and between diseases. We also develop a system to visualize and get a better understanding about the relationships among diseases and genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2013
Pages505-510
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 1st IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2013Sep 11 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2013

Other

Other2013 1st IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period9/9/139/11/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics

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    Chen, H. H., Gou, L., Zhang, X. L., & Giles, C. L. (2013). Towards the discovery of diseases related by genes using vertex similarity measures. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2013 (pp. 505-510). [6680526] (Proceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICHI.2013.78