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Global screening of potential Candida albicans biofilm-related transcription factors via network comparison

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Global screening of potential Candida albicans biofilm-related transcription factors via network comparison
Background: Candida albicans is a commonly encountered fungal pathogen in humans. The formation of biofilm is a major virulence factor in C. albicans pathogenesis and is related to antidrug resistance of this organism. Although many factors affecting biofilm have been analyzed, molecular mechanisms that regulate biofilm formation still await to be elucidated. Results: In this study, from the gene regulatory network perspective, we developed an efficient computational framework, which integrates different kinds of data from genome-scale analysis, for global screening of potential transcription factors (TFs) controlling C. albicans biofilm formation. S. cerevisiae information and ortholog data were used to infer the possible TF-gene regulatory associations in C. albicans. Based on TF-gene regulatory associations and gene expression profiles, a stochastic dynamic model was employed to reconstruct the gene regulatory networks of C. albicans biofilm and planktonic cells. The two networks w...
Yu-Chao Wang, Chung-Yu Lan, Wen-Ping Hsieh, Luis A
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Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Yu-Chao Wang, Chung-Yu Lan, Wen-Ping Hsieh, Luis A. Murillo, Nina Agabian, Bor-Sen Chen
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