Journal article

Correlating gene and protein expression data using Correlated Factor Analysis

Chuen Seng Tan, Agus Salim, Alexander Ploner, Janne Lehtio, Kee Seng Chia, Yudi Pawitan

BMC Bioinformatics | BMC | Published : 2009


BACKGROUND: Joint analysis of transcriptomic and proteomic data taken from the same samples has the potential to elucidate complex biological mechanisms. Most current methods that integrate these datasets allow for the computation of the correlation between a gene and protein but only after a one-to-one matching of genes and proteins is done. However, genes and proteins are connected via biological pathways and their relationship is not necessarily one-to-one. In this paper, we investigate the use of Correlated Factor Analysis (CFA) for modeling the correlation of genome-scale gene and protein data. Unlike existing approaches, CFA considers all possible gene-protein pairs and utilizes all ge..

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