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  • Association of Hemoglobin A1c Levels With Use of Sulfonylureas, Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitors, and Thiazolidinediones in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Treated With MetforminAnalysis From the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Initiative. JAMA Network Open Vashisht, R., Jung, ., Schuler, A., Banda, . M., , , , , , , , , et al 2018
  • Automated Detection of Systematic Off-label Drug Use in Free Text of Electronic Medical Records. AMIA Summits on Translational Science proceedings AMIA Summit on Translational Science Jung, K., LePendu, P., Shah, N. 2013; 2013: 94-98


    Off-label use of a drug occurs when it is used in a manner that deviates from its FDA label. Studies estimate that 21% of prescriptions are off-label, with only 27% of those uses supported by evidence of safety and efficacy. We have developed methods to detect population level off-label usage using computationally efficient annotation of free text from clinical notes to generate features encoding empirical information about drug-disease mentions. By including additional features encoding prior knowledge about drugs, diseases, and known usage, we trained a highly accurate predictive model that was used to detect novel candidate off-label usages in a very large clinical corpus. We show that the candidate uses are plausible and can be prioritized for further analysis in terms of safety and efficacy.

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  • The STARD9/Kif16a Kinesin Associates with Mitotic Microtubules and Regulates Spindle Pole Assembly CELL Torres, J. Z., Summers, M. K., Peterson, D., Brauer, M. J., Lee, J., Senese, S., Gholkar, A. A., Lo, Y., Lei, X., Jung, K., Anderson, D. C., Davis, D. P., Belmont, L., Jackson, P. K. 2011; 147 (6): 1309-1323


    During cell division, cells form the microtubule-based mitotic spindle, a highly specialized and dynamic structure that mediates proper chromosome transmission to daughter cells. Cancer cells can show perturbed mitotic spindles and an approach in cancer treatment has been to trigger cell killing by targeting microtubule dynamics or spindle assembly. To identify and characterize proteins necessary for spindle assembly, and potential antimitotic targets, we performed a proteomic and genetic analysis of 592 mitotic microtubule copurifying proteins (MMCPs). Screening for regulators that affect both mitosis and apoptosis, we report the identification and characterization of STARD9, a kinesin-3 family member, which localizes to centrosomes and stabilizes the pericentriolar material (PCM). STARD9-depleted cells have fragmented PCM, form multipolar spindles, activate the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), arrest in mitosis, and undergo apoptosis. Interestingly, STARD9-depletion synergizes with the chemotherapeutic agent taxol to increase mitotic death, demonstrating that STARD9 is a mitotic kinesin and a potential antimitotic target.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2011.11.020

    View details for PubMedID 22153075

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