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Inferring Connectivity of Genetic Regulatory Networks Using Information-Theoretic Criteria

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Inferring Connectivity of Genetic Regulatory Networks Using Information-Theoretic Criteria
Recently, the concept of mutual information has been proposed for inferring the structure of genetic regulatory networks from gene expression profiling. After analyzing the limitations of mutual information in inferring the gene-to-gene interactions, this paper introduces the concept of conditional mutual information and, based on this, proposes two novel algorithms to infer the connectivity structure of genetic regulatory networks. One of the proposed algorithms exhibits a better accuracy, whereas the other algorithm excels in simplicity and flexibility. By exploiting the mutual information and conditional mutual information, a practical metric is also proposed to assess the likeliness of direct connectivity between genes. This novel metric resolves a common limitation associated with the current inference algorithms, namely, the situations where the gene connectivity is established in terms of the dichotomy of being either connected or disconnected. Based on the data sets generated b...
Wentao Zhao, Erchin Serpedin, Edward R. Dougherty
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TCBB
Authors Wentao Zhao, Erchin Serpedin, Edward R. Dougherty
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