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CARAT: A novel method for allelic detection of DNA copy number changes using high density oligonucleotide arrays

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CARAT: A novel method for allelic detection of DNA copy number changes using high density oligonucleotide arrays
Background: DNA copy number alterations are one of the main characteristics of the cancer cell karyotype and can contribute to the complex phenotype of these cells. These alterations can lead to gains in cellular oncogenes as well as losses in tumor suppressor genes and can span small intervals as well as involve entire chromosomes. The ability to accurately detect these changes is central to understanding how they impact the biology of the cell. Results: We describe a novel algorithm called CARAT (Copy Number Analysis with Regression And Tree) that uses probe intensity information to infer copy number in an allele-specific manner from high density DNA oligonuceotide arrays designed to genotype over 100, 000 SNPs. Total and allele-specific copy number estimations using CARAT are independently evaluated for a subset of SNPs using quantitative PCR and allelic TaqMan reactions with several human breast cancer cell lines. The sensitivity and specificity of the algorithm are characterized ...
Jing Huang, Wen Wei, Joyce Chen, Jane Zhang, Guoyi
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where BMCBI
Authors Jing Huang, Wen Wei, Joyce Chen, Jane Zhang, Guoying Liu, Xiaojun Di, Rui Mei, Shumpei Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Keith W. Jones, Michael H. Shapero
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