Integrating Multi-omics Data to Dissect Mechanisms of DNA repair Dysregulation in Breast Cancer.
Chao Liu, Florian Rohart, Peter T Simpson, Kum Kum Khanna, Mark A Ragan, Kim-Anh Lê Cao
Sci Rep | Published : 2016
DNA repair genes and pathways that are transcriptionally dysregulated in cancer provide the first line of evidence for the altered DNA repair status in tumours, and hence have been explored intensively as a source for biomarker discovery. The molecular mechanisms underlying DNA repair dysregulation, however, have not been systematically investigated in any cancer type. In this study, we performed a statistical analysis to dissect the roles of DNA copy number alteration (CNA), DNA methylation (DM) at gene promoter regions and the expression changes of transcription factors (TFs) in the differential expression of individual DNA repair genes in normal versus tumour breast samples. These gene-le..View full abstract