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Current applications of microarrays focus on precise classification or discovery of biological types, for example tumor versus normal phenotypes in cancer research. Several challenging scientific tasks in the post-genomic epoch, like hunting for the genes underlying complex diseases from genome-wide gene expression profiles and thereby building the(More)
BACKGROUND Clustering is a widely used technique for analysis of gene expression data. Most clustering methods group genes based on the distances, while few methods group genes according to the similarities of the distributions of the gene expression levels. Furthermore, as the biological annotation resources accumulated, an increasing number of genes have(More)
With the development of high-throughput experimental techniques such as microarray, mass spectrometry and large-scale mutagenesis, there is an increasing need to automatically annotate gene sets and identify the involved pathways. Although many pathway analysis tools are developed, new tools are still needed to meet the requirements for flexible or advanced(More)
Because of the variety of factors affecting glioma prognosis, prediction of patient survival is particularly difficult. Protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks have been considered with regard to how their spatial characteristics relate to glioma. However, the dynamic nature of PPIs in vivo makes them temporally and spatially complex events. Integration(More)
Detection of the synergetic effects between variants, such as single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), is crucial for understanding the genetic characters of complex diseases. Here, we proposed a two-step approach to detect differentially inherited SNP modules (synergetic SNP units) from a SNP network. First, SNP-SNP interactions are identified based on(More)
BACKGROUND The construction of the Disease Ontology (DO) has helped promote the investigation of diseases and disease risk factors. DO enables researchers to analyse disease similarity by adopting semantic similarity measures, and has expanded our understanding of the relationships between different diseases and to classify them. Simultaneously,(More)
The advent of high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) omics technologies has brought tremendous genetic data. Systematic evaluation of the genome-wide SNPs is expected to provide breakthroughs in the understanding of complex diseases. In this study, we developed a new systematic method for mapping multiple loci and applied the proposed method(More)
For gene expression in non-cancerous complex diseases, we systemically evaluated the sensitivities of biological discoveries to violation of the common normalization assumption. Our results indicated that gene expression may be widely up-regulated in digestive system and musculoskeletal diseases. However, global signal intensities showed little difference(More)
BACKGROUND Current statistical methods for sib-pair linkage analysis of complex diseases include linear models, generalized linear models, and novel data mining techniques. The purpose of this study was to further investigate the utility and properties of a novel pattern recognition technique (step-wise discriminant analysis) using the chromosome 10 linkage(More)