PathoPhenoDB, linking human pathogens to their phenotypes in support of infectious disease research

Abstract
Understanding the relationship between the pathophysiology of infectious disease, the biology of the causative agent and the development of therapeutic and diagnostic approaches is dependent on the synthesis of a wide range of types of information. Provision of a comprehensive and integrated disease phenotype knowledgebase has the potential to provide novel and orthogonal sources of information for the understanding of infectious agent pathogenesis, and support for research on disease mechanisms. We have developed PathoPhenoDB, a database containing pathogen-to-phenotype associations. PathoPhenoDB relies on manual curation of pathogen-disease relations, on ontology-based text mining as well as manual curation to associate host disease phenotypes with infectious agents. Using Semantic Web technologies, PathoPhenoDB also links to knowledge about drug resistance mechanisms and drugs used in the treatment of infectious diseases. PathoPhenoDB is accessible at http://patho.phenomebrowser.net/, and the data are freely available through a public SPARQL endpoint.

Citation
Kafkas, Ş., Abdelhakim, M., Hashish, Y., Kulmanov, M., Abdellatif, M., Schofield, P. N., & Hoehndorf, R. (2019). PathoPhenoDB, linking human pathogens to their phenotypes in support of infectious disease research. Scientific Data, 6(1). doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0090-x

Acknowledgements
This work was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. URF/1/3454-01-01, URF/1/3790-01-01, and FCC/1/1976-08-01.

Publisher
Springer Nature

Journal
Scientific Data

DOI
10.1038/s41597-019-0090-x

Additional Links
http://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-019-0090-x

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