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Database (Oxford). 2013 Jul 1;2013:bat047. doi: 10.1093/database/bat047. Print 2013.

CHD@ZJU: a knowledgebase providing network-based research platform on coronary heart disease.

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Pharmaceutical Informatics Institute, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.


Coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality in adults, has been reported to be associated with hundreds of genes. A comprehensive understanding of the CHD-related genes and their corresponding interactions is essential to advance the translational research on CHD. Accordingly, we construct this knowledgebase, CHD@ZJU, which records CHD-related information (genes, pathways, drugs and references) collected from different resources and through text-mining method followed by manual confirmation. In current release, CHD@ZJU contains 660 CHD-related genes, 45 common pathways and 1405 drugs accompanied with >8000 supporting references. Almost half of the genes collected in CHD@ZJU were novel to other publicly available CHD databases. Additionally, CHD@ZJU incorporated the protein-protein interactions to investigate the cross-talk within the pathways from a multi-layer network view. These functions offered by CHD@ZJU would allow researchers to dissect the molecular mechanism of CHD in a systematic manner and therefore facilitate the research on CHD-related multi-target therapeutic discovery. Database URL:

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