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Gene prioritization by compressive data fusion and chaining

Marinka Zitnik and Edward A Nam and Christopher Dinh and Adam Kuspa and Gad Shaulsky and Blaz Zupan (2015) Gene prioritization by compressive data fusion and chaining. PLoS Computational Biology, 11 (10). e1004552.

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    Data integration procedures combine heterogeneous data sets into predictive models, but they are limited to data explicitly related to the target object type, such as genes. Collage is a new data fusion approach to gene prioritization. It considers data sets of various association levels with the prediction task, utilizes collective matrix factorization to compress the data, and chaining to relate different object types contained in a data compendium. Collage prioritizes genes based on their similarity to several seed genes. We tested Collage by prioritizing bacterial response genes in Dictyostelium as a novel model system for prokaryote-eukaryote interactions. Using 4 seed genes and 14 data sets, only one of which was directly related to the bacterial response, Collage proposed 8 candidate genes that were readily validated as necessary for the response of Dictyostelium to Gram-negative bacteria. These findings establish Collage as a method for inferring biological knowledge from the integration of heterogeneous and coarsely related data sets.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: data mining; data fusion; gene prioritization; bacterial resistance; dictyostelium
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Divisions: Faculty of Computer and Information Science > Bioinformatics Laboratory
    Item ID: 3209
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2015 13:16
    Last Modified: 24 Oct 2015 13:16
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3209

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