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DGIdb 3.0: a redesign and expansion of the drug-gene interaction database

By Kelsy C Cotto, Alex H Wagner, Yang-Yang Feng, Susanna Kiwala, Adam C Coffman, Greg Spies, Alex Wollam, Nick Spies, Malachi Griffith, Obi L Griffith

Posted 09 Oct 2017
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/200527 (published DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkx1143)

The Drug-Gene Interaction Database (DGIdb, www.dgidb.org) consolidates, organizes, and presents drug-gene interactions and gene druggability information from papers, databases, and web resources. DGIdb normalizes content from more than thirty disparate sources and allows for user-friendly advanced browsing, searching and filtering for ease of access through an intuitive web user interface, application programming interface (API), and public cloud-based server image. DGIdb v3.0 represents a major update of the database. Nine of the previously included twenty-eight sources were updated. Six new resources were added, bringing the total number of sources to thirty-three. These updates and additions of sources have cumulatively resulted in 56,309 interaction claims. This has also substantially expanded the comprehensive catalogue of druggable genes and antineoplastic drug-gene interactions included in the DGIdb. Along with these content updates, v3.0 has received a major overhaul of its codebase, including an updated user interface, preset interaction search filters, consolidation of interaction information into interaction groups, greatly improved search response times, and upgrading the underlying web application framework. In addition, the expanded API features new endpoints which allow users to extract more detailed information about queried drugs, genes, and drug-gene interactions, including listings of PubMed IDs (PMIDs), interaction type, and other interaction metadata.

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