Reliability analysis of transcriptional regulatory networks

Chen Wang, Jianhua Xuan, Li Chen, Eric P. Hoffman, Robert Clarke

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Abstract

Integration of various data sources (e.g., DNA sequence/motif information, mRNA expression data, and ChIP-chip data) has become one of the most important strategies for regulatory network inference. In this paper, a scheme called reliability analysis of network (RAN) is proposed for data integration via evaluating the reliability of regulatory nodes and edges. The RAN method addresses many challenges in data integration for network inference, in particular, the inconsistency between mRNA measurements and network connection information. The RAN approach is distinctly different from existing constraint factor analysis or multivariate regression based algorithms, which treat the network inference problem as a network parameter estimation problem. Rather, RAN provides the reliability measurement of regulatory nodes and edges in a statistical way for condition-dependent network inference. Computer simulation showed the effectiveness of RAN, both in regulatory node reliability evaluation and target identification. Furthermore, RAN has been applied to two microarray time-course datasets of breast cancer, and experimental results demonstrated that RAN can be used to identify not only the condition-dependent regulatory motifs but also their regulatory targets in transcriptional regulatory networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics 2008, BCBGC 2008
Pages42-48
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics, BCBGC 2008 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2008Jul 10 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics 2008, BCBGC 2008

Conference

Conference2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics, BCBGC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/7/087/10/08

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