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The KM-Algorithm Identifies Regulated Genes in Time Series Expression Data

Bremer M, Doerge RW
Adv Bioinformatics. 2009:284251

Abstract:
We present a statistical method to rank observed genes in gene expression time series experiments according to their degree of regulation in a biological process. The ranking may be used to focus on specific genes or to select meaningful subsets of genes from which gene regulatory networks can be built. Our approach is based on a state space model that incorporates hidden regulators of gene expression. Kalman (K) smoothing and maximum (M) likelihood estimation techniques are used to derive optimal estimates of the model parameters upon which a proposed regulation criterion is based. The statistical power of the proposed algorithm is investigated, and a real data set is analyzed for the purpose of identifying regulated genes in time dependent gene expression data. This statistical approach supports the concept that meaningful biological conclusions can be drawn from gene expression time series experiments by focusing on strong regulation rather than large expression values.[1]

  1. Bremer M & Doerge RW (2009) The KM-Algorithm Identifies Regulated Genes in Time Series Expression Data. Adv Bioinformatics ': 284251 PubMed
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