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COVID-CDR: An integrative resource for network-based investigation of COVID-19 combinatorial drug repositioning and mechanism of action

Citation

Vafaee, Fatemeh; Azad, A. K. M.; Fatima, Shadma (2020), COVID-CDR: An integrative resource for network-based investigation of COVID-19 combinatorial drug repositioning and mechanism of action, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.905qfttjm

Abstract

Repurposing of the existing medications has become the mainstream focus of anti-COVID-19 drug discovery as it offers rapid and cost-effective solutions for therapeutic development. However, a great effort is still required to enhance the efficacy of repurposing therapeutic options through combination therapy, in which promising drugs with varying mechanisms of action are administered together. Nonetheless, our ability to identify and validate effective combinations is limited due to the vast number of possible drug pairs. Yet, there is no available resource that can systematically guide to identify or choose the effective individual drugs or best possible synergistic drug combinations for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection. To address this resource gap, we developed a web-based platform that displays the network-based mechanism of action of drug combinations, thus simultaneously providing a visual of the cellular interactome involved in modes of action of the chosen drugs. The platform allows the freedom to select two or more drug combinations and provides the options to investigate the network-based efficacy of drug combinations and understand the similarity score, primary indications, and pairwise synergistic scores on different cell-lines. In a nutshell, the platform (accessible via http://vafaeelab.com/COVID19_repositioning.html) is the first of its type, which provides a systematic approach for pre-clinical investigation of combination therapy for treating COVID-19 at the fingertips of the clinicians or researchers.

Usage Notes

A ReadMe.csv file is uploaded providing the description and format of each data set. A tutorial video on using the corresponding interface is available online (http://vafaeelab.com/COVID19_repositioning.html). Details of data and usage note is also detailed in the preprint.