An ensemble approach for drug side effect prediction

Md Jamiul Jahid, Jianhua Ruan

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    Abstract

    In silico prediction of drug side-effects in early stage of drug development is becoming more popular now days, which not only reduces the time for drug design but also reduces the drug development costs. In this article we propose an ensemble approach to predict drug side-effects of drug molecules based on their chemical structure. Our idea originates from the observation that similar drugs have similar side-effects. Based on this observation we design an ensemble approach that combine the results from different classification models where each model is generated by a different set of similar drugs. We applied our approach to 1385 side-effects in the SIDER database for 888 drugs. Results show that our approach outperformed previously published approaches and standard classifiers. Furthermore, we applied our method to a number of uncharacterized drug molecules in DrugBank database and predict their side-effect profiles for future usage. Results from various sources confirm that our method is able to predict the side-effects for uncharacterized drugs and more importantly able to predict rare side-effects which are often ignored by other approaches. The method described in this article can be useful to predict side-effects in drug design in an early stage to reduce experimental cost and time.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2013
    Pages440-445
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2013 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: Dec 18 2013Dec 21 2013

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2013

    Other

    Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2013
    CountryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period12/18/1312/21/13

    Keywords

    • adverse side-effect
    • chemical substructure
    • drug development
    • uncharacterized drug

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering

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