Prediction and Ranking of Biomarkers Using multiple UniReD

Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Sep 21;23(19):11112. doi: 10.3390/ijms231911112.


Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are of key importance for understanding how cells and organisms function. Thus, in recent decades, many approaches have been developed for the identification and discovery of such interactions. These approaches addressed the problem of PPI identification either by an experimental point of view or by a computational one. Here, we present an updated version of UniReD, a computational prediction tool which takes advantage of biomedical literature aiming to extract documented, already published protein associations and predict undocumented ones. The usefulness of this computational tool has been previously evaluated by experimentally validating predicted interactions and by benchmarking it against public databases of experimentally validated PPIs. In its updated form, UniReD allows the user to provide a list of proteins of known implication in, e.g., a particular disease, as well as another list of proteins that are potentially associated with the proteins of the first list. UniReD then automatically analyzes both lists and ranks the proteins of the second list by their association with the proteins of the first list, thus serving as a potential biomarker discovery/validation tool.

Keywords: biomarker validation and ranking; protein–protein interaction prediction.

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers
  • Computational Biology
  • Protein Interaction Mapping*
  • Proteins* / metabolism


  • Biomarkers
  • Proteins

Grants and funding

This research has been supported by the project “ELIXIR-GR: Managing and Analysing Life Sciences Data” (MIS: 5002780), co-financed by Greece and the European Union—European Regional Development Fund.