DvD: An R/Cytoscape pipeline for drug repurposing using public repositories of gene expression data

Bioinformatics. 2013 Jan 1;29(1):132-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts656. Epub 2012 Nov 4.


Summary: Drug versus Disease (DvD) provides a pipeline, available through R or Cytoscape, for the comparison of drug and disease gene expression profiles from public microarray repositories. Negatively correlated profiles can be used to generate hypotheses of drug-repurposing, whereas positively correlated profiles may be used to infer side effects of drugs. DvD allows users to compare drug and disease signatures with dynamic access to databases Array Express, Gene Expression Omnibus and data from the Connectivity Map.

Availability and implementation: R package (submitted to Bioconductor) under GPL 3 and Cytoscape plug-in freely available for download at www.ebi.ac.uk/saezrodriguez/DVD/.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Drug Repositioning*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Humans
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
  • Software*
  • Transcriptome / drug effects*