HENA, heterogeneous network-based data set for Alzheimer’s disease

Elena Sügis, Jerome Dauvillier, Anna Leontjeva, Priit Adler, Valerie Hindie, Thomas Moncion, Vincent Collura, Rachel Daudin, Yann Loe-Mie, Yann Herault, Jean Charles Lambert, Henning Hermjakob, Tal Pupko, Jean Christophe Rain, Ioannis Xenarios, Jaak Vilo, Michel Simonneau*, Hedi Peterson*

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Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are the top cause for disabilities in later life and various types of experiments have been performed to understand the underlying mechanisms of the disease with the aim of coming up with potential drug targets. These experiments have been carried out by scientists working in different domains such as proteomics, molecular biology, clinical diagnostics and genomics. The results of such experiments are stored in the databases designed for collecting data of similar types. However, in order to get a systematic view of the disease from these independent but complementary data sets, it is necessary to combine them. In this study we describe a heterogeneous network-based data set for Alzheimer’s disease (HENA). Additionally, we demonstrate the application of state-of-the-art graph convolutional networks, i.e. deep learning methods for the analysis of such large heterogeneous biological data sets. We expect HENA to allow scientists to explore and analyze their own results in the broader context of Alzheimer’s disease research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number151
JournalScientific data
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2019


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