Shigeto Seno

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Recently, gene expression data under various conditions have largely been obtained by the utilization of the DNA microarrays and oligonucleotide arrays. There have been emerging demands to analyze the function of genes from the gene expression profiles. For clustering genes from their expression profiles, hierarchical clustering has been widely used. The(More)
Both large deletions in genome and heat shock stress would lead to alterations in the gene expression profile; however, whether there is any potential linkage between these disturbances to the transcriptome have not been discovered. Here, the relationship between the genomic and environmental contributions to the transcriptome was analyzed by comparing the(More)
A simple mode of gene expression scaled by the distance from the chromosomal location of the gene to the genome replication site oriC was determined. The common formula representing the effect of genomic position on expression capacity not only supports the multifork replication model but also provides a base correlation for theoretical simulation and(More)
Bayesian networks (BNs) have been widely used to estimate gene regulatory networks. Many BN methods have been developed to estimate networks from microarray data. However, two serious problems reduce the effectiveness of current BN methods. The first problem is that BN-based methods require huge computational time to estimate large-scale networks. The(More)
With the advancement of genome research, it is becoming clear that genes are not distributed on the genome in random order. Clusters of genes distributed at localized genome positions have been reported in several eukaryotes. Various correlations have been observed between the expressions of genes in adjacent or nearby positions along the chromosomes(More)
In bacteria, cell size affects chromosome replication, the assembly of division machinery, cell wall synthesis, membrane synthesis and ultimately growth rate. In addition, cell size can also be a target for Darwinian evolution for protection from predators. This strong coupling of cell size and growth, however, could lead to the introduction of growth(More)
In order to find the function of genes from gene-expression profiles, the hierarchical clustering has been used generally. But this method has problems, for example a dendrogram tends to change by data dependence, therefore it is easy to be influenced of the error of an experimental noise. To cope with the problems, we propose another type of clustering. We(More)
BACKGROUND With the advent of next-generation sequencers, the growing demands to map short DNA sequences to a genome have promoted the development of fast algorithms and tools. The tools commonly used today are based on either a hash table or the suffix array/Burrow-Wheeler transform. These algorithms are the best suited to finding the genome position of(More)
Comprehensively understanding the dynamics of biological systems is one of the greatest challenges in biology. Vastly improved biological technologies have provided vast amounts of information that must be understood by bioinformatics and systems biology researchers. Gene regulations have been frequently modeled by ordinary differential equations or(More)
Genome reduction by removing dispensable genomic sequences in bacteria is commonly used in both fundamental and applied studies to determine the minimal genetic requirements for a living system or to develop highly efficient bioreactors. Nevertheless, whether and how the accumulative loss of dispensable genomic sequences disturbs bacterial growth remains(More)