VIRdb 2.0: Interactive analysis of comorbidity conditions associated with vitiligo pathogenesis using co-expression network-based approach
Vitiligo is a disease of mysterious origins in the context of its occurrence and pathogenesis. The autoinflammatory theory is perhaps the most widely accepted theory that discusses the occurrence of Vitiligo. The theory elaborates the clinical association of vitiligo with autoimmune disorders such as Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes. In the present work, we discuss the comprehensive set of differentially co-expressed genes involved in the crosstalk events
... osstalk events between Vitiligo and associated autoimmune disorders (Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis). We progress our previous tool, Vitiligo Information Resource (VIRdb), and incorporate into it a compendium of Vitiligo-related multi-omics datasets and present it as VIRdb 2.0. It is available as a web-resource consisting of statistically sound and manually curated information. VIRdb 2.0 is an integrative database as its datasets are connected to KEGG, STRING, GeneCards, SwissProt, NPASS. Through the present study, we communicate the major updates and expansions in the VIRdb and deliver the new version as VIRdb 2.0. VIRdb 2.0 offers the maximum user interactivity along with ease of navigation. We envision that VIRdb 2.0 will be pertinent for the researchers and clinicians engaged in drug development for vitiligo.