Navigating the kinome

Nat Chem Biol. 2011 Apr;7(4):200-2. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.530. Epub 2011 Feb 20.


Although it is increasingly being recognized that drug-target interaction networks can be powerful tools for the interrogation of systems biology and the rational design of multitargeted drugs, there is no generalized, statistically validated approach to harmonizing sequence-dependent and pharmacology-dependent networks. Here we demonstrate the creation of a comprehensive kinome interaction network based not only on sequence comparisons but also on multiple pharmacology parameters derived from activity profiling data. The framework described for statistical interpretation of these network connections also enables rigorous investigation of chemotype-specific interaction networks, which is critical for multitargeted drug design.

MeSH terms

  • Drug Design
  • Pharmacogenetics / methods*
  • Protein Kinases / metabolism*
  • Proteome / analysis
  • Proteome / antagonists & inhibitors*
  • Proteome / metabolism*
  • Systems Biology / methods


  • Proteome
  • Protein Kinases