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Delineation of amplification, hybridization and location effects in microarray data yields better-quality normalization

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Delineation of amplification, hybridization and location effects in microarray data yields better-quality normalization
Background: Oligonucleotide arrays have become one of the most widely used high-throughput tools in biology. Due to their sensitivity to experimental conditions, normalization is a crucial step when comparing measurements from these arrays. Normalization is, however, far from a solved problem. Frequently, we encounter datasets with significant technical effects that currently available methods are not able to correct. Results: We show that by a careful decomposition of probe specific amplification, hybridization and array location effects, a normalization can be performed that allows for a much improved analysis of these data. Identification of the technical sources of variation between arrays has allowed us to build statistical models that are used to estimate how the signal of individual probes is affected, based on their properties. This enables a model-based normalization that is probe-specific, in contrast with the signal intensity distribution normalization performed by many cur...
Marc Hulsman, Anouk Mentink, Eugene P. van Someren
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Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Marc Hulsman, Anouk Mentink, Eugene P. van Someren, Koen J. Dechering, Jan de Boer, Marcel J. T. Reinders
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