Sciweavers

Share
BMCBI
2008

Prediction of regulatory elements in mammalian genomes using chromatin signatures

8 years 11 months ago
Prediction of regulatory elements in mammalian genomes using chromatin signatures
Background: Recent genomic scale survey of epigenetic states in the mammalian genomes has shown that promoters and enhancers are correlated with distinct chromatin signatures, providing a pragmatic way for systematic mapping of these regulatory elements in the genome. With rapid accumulation of chromatin modification profiles in the genome of various organisms and cell types, this chromatin based approach promises to uncover many new regulatory elements, but computational methods to effectively extract information from these datasets are still limited. Results: We present here a supervised learning method to predict promoters and enhancers based on their unique chromatin modification signatures. We trained Hidden Markov models (HMMs) on the histone modification data for known promoters and enhancers, and then used the trained HMMs to identify promoter or enhancer like sequences in the human genome. Using a simulated annealing (SA) procedure, we searched for the most informative combin...
Kyoung-Jae Won, Iouri Chepelev, Bing Ren, Wei Wang
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where BMCBI
Authors Kyoung-Jae Won, Iouri Chepelev, Bing Ren, Wei Wang
Comments (0)
books