Distinct Biological Network Properties between the Targets of Natural Products and Disease Genes
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CitationDančík, Vlado, Kathleen Petri Seiler, Damian W. Young, Stuart L. Schreiber, and Paul A. Clemons. 2010. Distinct biological network properties between the targets of natural products and disease genes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(27): 9259-9261.
AbstractWe show that natural products target proteins with a high number of protein−protein functional interactions (high biological network connectivity) and that these protein targets have higher network connectivity than disease genes. This feature may facilitate disruption of essential biological pathways, resulting in competitor death. This result also suggests that additional sources of small molecules will be required to discover drugs targeting the root causes of human disease in the future.
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