A Markov Classification Model for Metabolic Pathways

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A Markov Classification Model for Metabolic Pathways
Background: This paper considers the problem of identifying pathways through metabolic networks that relate to a specific biological response. Our proposed model, HME3M, first identifies frequently traversed network paths using a Markov mixture model. Then by employing a hierarchical mixture of experts, separate classifiers are built using information specific to each path and combined into an ensemble prediction for the response. Results: We compared the performance of HME3M with logistic regression and support vector machines (SVM) for both simulated pathways and on two metabolic networks, glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway for Arabidopsis thaliana. We use AltGenExpress microarray data and focus on the pathway differences in the developmental stages and stress responses of Arabidopsis. The results clearly show that HME3M outperformed the comparison methods in the presence of increasing network complexity and pathway noise. Furthermore an analysis of the paths identified by...
Timothy Hancock, Hiroshi Mamitsuka
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Updated 25 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where WABI
Authors Timothy Hancock, Hiroshi Mamitsuka
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