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2005

An adaptive method for cDNA microarray normalization

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An adaptive method for cDNA microarray normalization
Background: Normalization is a critical step in analysis of gene expression profiles. For duallabeled arrays, global normalization assumes that the majority of the genes on the array are nondifferentially expressed between the two channels and that the number of over-expressed genes approximately equals the number of under-expressed genes. These assumptions can be inappropriate for custom arrays or arrays in which the reference RNA is very different from the experimental samples. Results: We propose a mixture model based normalization method that adaptively identifies nondifferentially expressed genes and thereby substantially improves normalization for dual-labeled arrays in settings where the assumptions of global normalization are problematic. The new method is evaluated using both simulated and real data. Conclusions: The new normalization method is effective for general microarray platforms when samples with very different expression profile are co-hybridized and for custom array...
Yingdong Zhao, Ming-Chung Li, Richard Simon
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Type Journal
Year 2005
Where BMCBI
Authors Yingdong Zhao, Ming-Chung Li, Richard Simon
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