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Schizophrenia interactome with 504 novel protein–protein interactions

Overview of attention for article published in npj Schizophrenia, April 2016
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Schizophrenia interactome with 504 novel protein–protein interactions
Published in
npj Schizophrenia, April 2016
DOI 10.1038/npjschz.2016.12
Pubmed ID

Madhavi K Ganapathiraju, Mohamed Thahir, Adam Handen, Saumendra N Sarkar, Robert A Sweet, Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar, Christine E Loscher, Eileen M Bauer, Srilakshmi Chaparala


Genome-wide association studies of schizophrenia (GWAS) have revealed the role of rare and common genetic variants, but the functional effects of the risk variants remain to be understood. Protein interactome-based studies can facilitate the study of molecular mechanisms by which the risk genes relate to schizophrenia (SZ) genesis, but protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are unknown for many of the liability genes. We developed a computational model to discover PPIs, which is found to be highly accurate according to computational evaluations and experimental validations of selected PPIs. We present here, 365 novel PPIs of liability genes identified by the SZ Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC). Seventeen genes that had no previously known interactions have 57 novel interactions by our method. Among the new interactors are 19 drug targets that are targeted by 130 drugs. In addition, we computed 147 novel PPIs of 25 candidate genes investigated in the pre-GWAS era. While there is little overlap between the GWAS genes and the pre-GWAS genes, the interactomes reveal that they largely belong to the same pathways, thus reconciling the apparent disparities between the GWAS and prior gene association studies. The interactome including 504 novel PPIs overall, could motivate other systems biology studies and trials with repurposed drugs. The PPIs are made available on a webserver, called Schizo-Pi at http://severus.dbmi.pitt.edu/schizo-pi with advanced search capabilities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 126 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 27%
Researcher 25 19%
Student > Bachelor 15 11%
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 16 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 21%
Computer Science 15 11%
Neuroscience 14 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 6%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 20 15%

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