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Statistical Test of Expression Pattern (STEPath): a new strategy to integrate gene expression data with genomic information in i

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Statistical Test of Expression Pattern (STEPath): a new strategy to integrate gene expression data with genomic information in i
Background: In the last decades, microarray technology has spread, leading to a dramatic increase of publicly available datasets. The first statistical tools developed were focused on the identification of significant differentially expressed genes. Later, researchers moved toward the systematic integration of gene expression profiles with additional biological information, such as chromosomal location, ontological annotations or sequence features. The analysis of gene expression linked to physical location of genes on chromosomes allows the identification of transcriptionally imbalanced regions, while, Gene Set Analysis focuses on the detection of coordinated changes in transcriptional levels among sets of biologically related genes. In this field, meta-analysis offers the possibility to compare different studies, addressing the same biological question to fully exploit public gene expression datasets. Results: We describe STEPath, a method that starts from gene expression profiles a...
Paolo G. V. Martini, Davide Risso, Gabriele Sales,
Added 12 May 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where BMCBI
Authors Paolo G. V. Martini, Davide Risso, Gabriele Sales, Chiara Romualdi, Gerolamo Lanfranchi, Stefano Cagnin
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