PoLoBag: Polynomial Lasso Bagging for signed gene regulatory network inference from expression data.
Gourab Ghosh Roy, Nicholas Geard, Karin Verspoor, Shan He
Bioinformatics | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020
MOTIVATION: Inferring gene regulatory networks (GRNs) from expression data is a significant systems biology problem. A useful inference algorithm should not only unveil the global structure of the regulatory mechanisms but also the details of regulatory interactions such as edge direction (from regulator to target) and sign (activation/inhibition). Many popular GRN inference algorithms cannot infer edge signs, and those that can infer signed GRNs cannot simultaneously infer edge directions or network cycles. RESULTS: To address these limitations of existing algorithms we propose Polynomial Lasso Bagging (PoLoBag) for signed GRN inference with both edge directions and network cycles. PoLoBag ..View full abstract