FPSC-DTI: drug–target interaction prediction based on feature projection fuzzy classification and super cluster fusion†
Identifying drug–target interactions (DTIs) is an important part of drug discovery and development. However, identifying DTIs is a complex process that is time consuming, costly, long, and often inefficient, with a low success rate, especially with wet-experimental methods. Computational methods based on drug repositioning and network pharmacology can effectively overcome these defects. In this paper, we develop a new fusion method, called FPSC-DTI, that fuses feature projection fuzzy classification (FP) and super cluster classification (SC) to predict DTI. As the experimental result, the mean percentile ranking (MPR) that was yielded by FPSC-DTI achieved 0.043, 0.084, 0.072, and 0.146 on enzyme, ion channel (IC), G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), and nuclear receptor (NR) datasets, respectively. And the AUC values exceeded 0.969 over all four datasets. Compared with other methods, FPSC-DTI obtained better predictive performance and became more robust.