Journal article

Normalization for cDNA microarray data: a robust composite method addressing single and multiple slide systematic variation

YH Yang, S Dudoit, P Luu, DM Lin, V Peng, J Ngai, TP Speed

NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2002

Abstract

There are many sources of systematic variation in cDNA microarray experiments which affect the measured gene expression levels (e.g. differences in labeling efficiency between the two fluorescent dyes). The term normalization refers to the process of removing such variation. A constant adjustment is often used to force the distribution of the intensity log ratios to have a median of zero for each slide. However, such global normalization approaches are not adequate in situations where dye biases can depend on spot overall intensity and/or spatial location within the array. This article proposes normalization methods that are based on robust local regression and account for intensity and spat..

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