Analyzing differential regulatory networks modulated by continuous-state genomic features in glioblastoma multiforme

Yu Chiao Chiu, Kai Wen Liang, Tzu Hung Hsiao, Yidong Chen, Eric Y. Chuang

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Abstract

Gene regulatory networks are a global representation of complex interactions between molecules that dictate cellular behavior. Study of a regulatory network modulated by single or multiple modulators' expression levels, including microRNAs (miRNAs) and transcription factors (TFs), in different conditions can further reveal the modulators' roles in diseases such as cancers. Existing computational methods for identifying such modulated regulatory networks are typically carried out by comparing groups of samples dichotomized with respect to the modulator status, ignoring the fact that most biological features are intrinsically continuous variables. Here we devised a sliding window-based regression scheme and proposed the Regression-based Inference of Modulation (RIM) algorithm to infer the dynamic gene regulation modulated by continuous-state modulators. We demonstrated the improvement in performance as well as computation efficiency achieved by RIM. Applying RIM to genome-wide expression profiles of 520 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumors, we investigated miRNA-and TF-modulated gene regulatory networks and showed their association with dynamic cellular processes and brain-related functions in GBM. Overall, the proposed algorithm provides an efficient and robust scheme for comprehensively studying modulated gene regulatory networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2015
Editorslng. Matthieu Schapranow, Jiayu Zhou, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Bin Ma, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Satoru Miyano, Illhoi Yoo, Brian Pierce, Amarda Shehu, Vijay K. Gombar, Brian Chen, Vinay Pai, Jun Huan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages171-176
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467367981
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2015 - Washington, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2015Nov 12 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2015

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period11/9/1511/12/15

Keywords

  • competing endogenous RNA
  • differential regulatory networks
  • gene modulation
  • glioblastoma multiforme
  • transcription factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Informatics
  • Biomedical Engineering

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