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A significant fraction of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome is transcribed periodically during the cell division cycle, indicating that properly timed gene expression is important for regulating cell-cycle events. Genomic analyses of the localization and expression dynamics of transcription factors suggest that a network of sequentially expressed(More)
The yeast S-phase cyclins Clb5 and Clb6 are closely related proteins that are synthesized late in G1. Although often grouped together with respect to function, Clb5 and Clb6 exhibit differences in their ability to promote S-phase progression. DNA replication is significantly slowed in clb5Delta mutants but not in clb6Delta mutants. We have examined the(More)
Synchronized populations of cells are often used to study dynamic processes during the cell division cycle. However, the analysis of time series measurements made on synchronized populations is confounded by the fact that populations lose synchrony over time. Time series measurements are thus averages over a population distribution that is broadening over(More)
We present a flexible branching process model for cell population dynamics in synchrony/time-series experiments used to study important cellular processes. Its formulation is constructive, based on an accounting of the unique cohorts in the population as they arise and evolve over time, allowing it to be written in closed form. The model can attribute(More)
The coupling of cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) to an intrinsically oscillating network of transcription factors has been proposed to control progression through the cell cycle in budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The transcription network regulates the temporal expression of many genes, including cyclins, and drives cell-cycle progression, in part,(More)
Due to cell-to-cell variability and asymmetric cell division, cells in a synchronized population lose synchrony over time. As a result, time-series measurements from synchronized cell populations do not reflect the underlying dynamics of cell-cycle processes. Here, we present a branching process deconvolution algorithm that learns a more accurate view of(More)
In yeast and somatic cells, mechanisms ensure cell-cycle events are initiated only when preceding events have been completed. In contrast, interruption of specific cell-cycle processes in early embryonic cells of many organisms does not affect the timing of subsequent events, indicating that cell-cycle events are triggered by a free-running cell-cycle(More)
Identifying periodically expressed genes across different processes (e.g. the cell and metabolic cycles, circadian rhythms, etc) is a central problem in computational biology. Biological time series may contain (multiple) unknown signal shapes of systemic relevance, imperfections like noise, damping, and trending, or limited sampling density. While there(More)
MOTIVATION To discover and study periodic processes in biological systems, we sought to identify periodic patterns in their gene expression data. We surveyed a large number of available methods for identifying periodicity in time series data and chose representatives of different mathematical perspectives that performed well on both synthetic data and(More)