TITLE

Domain-oriented functional analysis based on expression profiling

AUTHOR(S)
Wei Ding; Luquan Wang; Ping Qiu; Kostich, Mitchel; Greene, Jonathan; Hernandez, Marco
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
BMC Genomics;2002, Vol. 3, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Co-regulation of genes may imply involvement in similar biological processes or related function. Many clusters of co-regulated genes have been identified using microarray experiments. In this study, we examined co-regulated gene families using large-scale cDNA microarray experiments on the human transcriptome. Results: We present a simple model, which, for each probe pair, distills expression changes into binary digits and summarizes the expression of multiple members of a gene family as the Family Regulation Ratio. The set of Family Regulation Ratios for each protein family across multiple experiments is called a Family Regulation Profile. We analyzed these Family Regulation Profiles using Pearson Correlation Coefficients and derived a network diagram portraying relationships between the Family Regulation Profiles of gene families that are well represented on the microarrays. Our strategy was cross-validated with two randomly chosen data subsets and was proven to be a reliable approach. Conclusion: This work will help us to understand and identify the functional relationships between gene families and the regulatory pathways in which each family is involved. Concepts presented here may be useful for objective clustering of protein functions and deriving a comprehensive protein interaction map. Functional genomic approaches such as this may also be applicable to the elucidation of complex genetic regulatory networks.
ACCESSION #
28834644

 

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