Journal article

pathVar: a new method for pathway-based interpretation of gene expression variability

Laurence de Torrente, Samuel Zimmerman, Deanne Taylor, Yu Hasegawa, Christine Wells, Jessica Mar

Published : 2016

Abstract

Identifying the pathways that control a cellular phenotype is the first step to building a mechanistic model. Recent examples in developmental biology, cancer genomics, and neurological disease have demonstrated how changes in the variability of gene expression can highlight important genes that are under different degrees of regulatory control. Simple statistical tests exist to identify differentially-variable genes; however, methods for investigating how changes in gene expression variability in the context of pathways and gene sets are under-explored. Here we present pathVar, a new method that provides functional interpretation of gene expression variability changes at the level of pathwa..

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