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BIOINFORMATICS
2007

Annotation-based distance measures for patient subgroup discovery in clinical microarray studies

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Annotation-based distance measures for patient subgroup discovery in clinical microarray studies
: Background Clustering algorithms are widely used in the analysis of microarray data. In clinical studies, they are often applied to find groups of co-regulated genes. Clustering, however, can also stratify patients by similarity of their gene expression profiles, thereby defining novel disease entities based on molecular characteristics. Several distance-based cluster algorithms have been suggested, but little attention has been given to the choice of the distance measure between patients. Even with the Euclidean metric, including and excluding genes from the analysis leads to different distances between the same objects, and consequently different clustering results. Methodology We describe a novel clustering algorithm, in which gene selection is used to derive biologically meaningful clusterings of samples. Our method combines expression data and functional annotation data. According to gene annotations, candidate gene sets with specific functional characterizations are generat...
Claudio Lottaz, Joern Toedling, Rainer Spang
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Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where BIOINFORMATICS
Authors Claudio Lottaz, Joern Toedling, Rainer Spang
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