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An integrated Bayesian analysis of LOH and copy number data

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An integrated Bayesian analysis of LOH and copy number data
Background: Cancer and other disorders are due to genomic lesions. SNP-microarrays are able to measure simultaneously both genotype and copy number (CN) at several Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) along the genome. CN is defined as the number of DNA copies, and the normal is two, since we have two copies of each chromosome. The genotype of a SNP is the status given by the nucleotides (alleles) which are present on the two copies of DNA. It is defined homozygous or heterozygous if the two alleles are the same or if they differ, respectively. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) is the loss of the heterozygous status due to genomic events. Combining CN and LOH data, it is possible to better identify different types of genomic aberrations. For example, a long sequence of homozygous SNPs might be caused by either the physical loss of one copy or a uniparental disomy event (UPD), i.e. each SNP has two identical nucleotides both derived from only one parent. In this situation, the knowledge o...
Paola M. V. Rancoita, Marcus Hutter, Francesco Ber
Added 08 Dec 2010
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Paola M. V. Rancoita, Marcus Hutter, Francesco Bertoni, Ivo Kwee
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