TITLE

Exon array data analysis using Affymetrix power tools and R statistical software

AUTHOR(S)
Lockstone, Helen E.
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Briefings in Bioinformatics;Nov2011, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p634
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The use of microarray technology to measure gene expression on a genome-wide scale has been well established for more than a decade. Methods to process and analyse the vast quantity of expression data generated by a typical microarray experiment are similarly well-established. The Affymetrix Exon 1.0 ST array is a relatively new type of array, which has the capability to assess expression at the individual exon level. This allows a more comprehensive analysis of the transcriptome, and in particular enables the study of alternative splicing, a gene regulation mechanism important in both normal conditions and in diseases. Some aspects of exon array data analysis are shared with those for standard gene expression data but others present new challenges that have required development of novel tools. Here, I will introduce the exon array and present a detailed example tutorial for analysis of data generated using this platform.
ACCESSION #
67381610

 

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