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Learning Pathway-based Decision Rules to Classify Microarray Cancer Samples

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Learning Pathway-based Decision Rules to Classify Microarray Cancer Samples
: Despite recent advances in DNA chip technology current microarray gene expression studies are still affected by high noise levels, small sample sizes and large numbers of uninformative genes. Combining microarray data with cellular pathway data by using new integrative analysis methods could help to alleviate some of these problems and provide new biological insights. We present a method for learning simple decision rules for class prediction from pairwise comparisons of cellular pathways in terms of gene set expression levels representing the up- and down- regulation of pathway members. The procedure generates compact and comprehensible sets of rules, describing changes in the relative ranks of gene expression levels in pairs of pathways across different biological conditions. Results for two large-scale microarray studies, containing samples from prostate cancer and B-cell lymphoma patients, show that the method provides robust and accurate rule sets and new insights on differentia...
Enrico Glaab, Jonathan M. Garibaldi, Natalio Krasn
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where GCB
Authors Enrico Glaab, Jonathan M. Garibaldi, Natalio Krasnogor
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