Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1042. [Epub ahead of print]
PreMedKB: an integrated precision medicine knowledgebase for interpreting relationships between diseases, genes, variants and drugs.
Yu Y1, Wang Y1, Xia Z2, Zhang X3, Jin K3, Yang J1, Ren L1, Zhou Z1, Yu D1, Qing T1, Zhang C1, Jin L4,5, Zheng Y1,5,6, Guo L2,7, Shi L1,5,6.
One important aspect of precision medicine aims to deliver the right medicine to the right patient at the right dose at the right time based on the unique 'omics' features of each individual patient, thus maximizing drug efficacy and minimizing adverse drug reactions. However, fragmentation and heterogeneity of available data makes it challenging to readily obtain first-hand information regarding some particular diseases, drugs, genes and variants of interest. Therefore, we developed the Precision Medicine Knowledgebase (PreMedKB) by seamlessly integrating the four fundamental components of precision medicine: diseases, genes, variants and drugs. PreMedKB allows for search of comprehensive information within each of the four components, the relationships between any two or more components, and importantly, the interpretation of the clinical meanings of a patient's genetic variants. PreMedKB is an efficient and user-friendly tool to assist researchers, clinicians or patients in interpreting a patient's genetic profile in terms of discovering potential pathogenic variants, recommending therapeutic regimens, designing panels for genetic testing kits, and matching patients for clinical trials. PreMedKB is freely accessible and available at http://www.fudan-pgx.org/premedkb/index.html#/home.