Michael A. Siani-Rose

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NetAffx (http://www.affymetrix.com) details and annotates probesets on Affymetrix GeneChip microarrays. These annotations include (i) static information specific to the probeset composition; (ii) sequence annotations extracted from public databases; and (iii) protein sequence-level annotations derived from public domain programs, as well as libraries of(More)
We have developed an algorithm for inferring the degree of similarity between genes by using the graph-based structure of Gene Ontology (GO). We applied this knowledge-based similarity metric to a clique-finding algorithm for detecting sets of related genes with biological classifications. We also combined it with an expression-based distance metric to(More)
SUMMARY The NetAffx Gene Ontology (GO) Mining Tool is a web-based, interactive tool that permits traversal of the GO graph in the context of microarray data. It accepts a list of Affymetrix probe sets and renders a GO graph as a heat map colored according to significance measurements. The rendered graph is interactive, with nodes linked to public web sites(More)
MOTIVATION Alternative splicing allows a single gene to generate multiple mRNAs, which can be translated into functionally and structurally diverse proteins. One gene can have multiple variants coexisting at different concentrations. Estimating the relative abundance of each variant is important for the study of underlying biological function. Microarrays(More)
Alternative splicing is a major source of variety in mammalian mRNAs, yet many questions remain on its downstream effects on protein function. To this end, we assessed the impact of gene structure and splice variation on signal peptide and transmembrane regions in proteins. Transmembrane proteins perform several key functions in cell signaling and(More)
Understanding the functional significance of alternative splicing and other mechanisms that generate RNA transcript diversity is an important challenge facing modern-day molecular biology. Using homology-based, protein sequence analysis methods, it should be possible to investigate how transcript diversity impacts protein structure and function. To test(More)
The field of comparative genomics allows us to elucidate the molecular mechanisms necessary for the machinery of an organism by contrasting its genome against those of other organisms. In this paper, we contrast the genome of homo sapiens against C. Elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, and S. cerevisiae to gain insights on what structural domains are present(More)
GPCR-GRAPA-LIB is a library of HMMs describing G protein coupled receptor families. These families are initially defined by class of receptor ligand, with divergent families divided into subfamilies using phylogenic analysis and knowledge of GPCR function. Protein sequences are applied to the models with the GRAPA curve-based selection criteria. RefSeq(More)
One challenge in microarray experiments is assessing when the results are biologically significant. This assessment can be aided by detailed annotation of the probeset target sequences, including gene function or category, protein product, and pathway information. NetAffx compiles public and in-house annotations for all Affymetrix chip sets. Public(More)
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