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Profiling alternatively spliced mRNA isoforms for prostate cancer classification

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Profiling alternatively spliced mRNA isoforms for prostate cancer classification
Background: Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer illness and death among men in the United States and world wide. There is an urgent need to discover good biomarkers for early clinical diagnosis and treatment. Previously, we developed an exon-junction microarray-based assay and profiled 1532 mRNA splice isoforms from 364 potential prostate cancer related genes in 38 prostate tissues. Here, we investigate the advantage of using splice isoforms, which couple transcriptional and splicing regulation, for cancer classification. Results: As many as 464 splice isoforms from more than 200 genes are differentially regulated in tumors at a false discovery rate (FDR) of 0.05. Remarkably, about 30% of genes have isoforms that are called significant but do not exhibit differential expression at the overall mRNA level. A support vector machine (SVM) classifier trained on 128 signature isoforms can correctly predict 92% of the cases, which outperforms the classifier using overall m...
Chaolin Zhang, Hai-Ri Li, Jian-Bing Fan, Jessica W
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where BMCBI
Authors Chaolin Zhang, Hai-Ri Li, Jian-Bing Fan, Jessica Wang-Rodriguez, Tracy Downs, Xiang-Dong Fu, Michael Q. Zhang
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