Gene functional similarity search tool (GFSST)

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Gene functional similarity search tool (GFSST)
Background: With the completion of the genome sequences of human, mouse, and other species and the advent of high throughput functional genomic research technologies such as biomicroarray chips, more and more genes and their products have been discovered and their functions have begun to be understood. Increasing amounts of data about genes, gene products and their functions have been stored in databases. To facilitate selection of candidate genes for gene-disease research, genetic association studies, biomarker and drug target selection, and animal models of human diseases, it is essential to have search engines that can retrieve genes by their functions from proteome databases. In recent years, the development of Gene Ontology (GO) has established structured, controlled vocabularies describing gene functions, which makes it possible to develop novel tools to search genes by functional similarity. Results: By using a statistical model to measure the functional similarity of genes bas...
Peisen Zhang, Jinghui Zhang, Huitao Sheng, James J
Added 10 Dec 2010
Updated 10 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2006
Authors Peisen Zhang, Jinghui Zhang, Huitao Sheng, James J. Russo, Brian Osborne, Kenneth H. Buetow
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