Eunjee Lee

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Analysis of parallel genotyping and expression profiling data has shown that mRNA expression levels are highly heritable. Currently, only a tiny fraction of this genetic variance can be mechanistically accounted for. The influence of trans-acting polymorphisms on gene expression traits is often mediated by transcription factors (TFs). We present a method(More)
Errors in sample annotation or labeling often occur in large-scale genetic or genomic studies and are difficult to avoid completely during data generation and management. For integrative genomic studies, it is critical to identify and correct these errors. Different types of genetic and genomic data are inter-connected by cis-regulations. On that basis, we(More)
The growing public threat of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has raised the urgency to discover and validate prognostic biomarkers in order to predicting time to onset of AD. It is anticipated that both whole genome single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data and high dimensional whole brain imaging data offer predictive values to identify subjects at risk for(More)
Identifying accurate biomarkers of cognitive decline is essential for advancing early diagnosis and prevention therapies in Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's disease DREAM Challenge was designed as a computational crowdsourced project to benchmark the current state-of-the-art in predicting cognitive outcomes in Alzheimer's disease based on high(More)
MOTIVATION MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a key role in regulating tumor progression and metastasis. Identifying key miRNAs, defined by their functional activities, can provide a deeper understanding of biology of miRNAs in cancer. However, miRNA expression level cannot accurately reflect miRNA activity. RESULTS We developed a computational approach, ActMiR, for(More)
Understanding how genomic variation influences phenotypic variation through the molecular networks of the cell is one of the central challenges of biology. Transcriptional regulation has received much attention, but equally important is the posttranscriptional regulation of mRNA stability. Here we applied a systems genetics approach to dissect(More)
OBJECTIVE Elucidating genetic factors of complex diseases is one of the most important challenges in biomedical research. Recently, a genetical genomics approach of mapping genotype to transcripts has been used in complex disease analysis. This approach treats messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression as a quantitative trait and identifies putative(More)
Genetical genomics has been established to study genetic variation of gene expression. It treats transcript expression as a quantitative trait and identifies putative regulatory loci for the expression of each gene. It is, however, well known that biological functions are often carried out through concerted activity of multiple genes. Therefore, we studied(More)
Recently, a number of different approaches have been used to examine variation in gene expression and to identify genes whose level of transcript differed greatly among unrelated individuals. Previous studies have commonly focused on identifying determinants that regulate gene expressions by targeting individual genes. However, it is difficult to detect(More)
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