Molecular profiles to biology and pathways: a systems biology approach
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Guangzhou :Sun yat sen univ med sci who
Chinese Journal of Cancer
, 3 p.
University of Antwerp
Interpreting molecular profiles in a biological context requires specialized analysis strategies. Initially, lists of relevant genes were screened to identify enriched concepts associated with pathways or specific molecular processes. However, the shortcoming of interpreting gene lists by using predefined sets of genes has resulted in the development of novel methods that heavily rely on network-based concepts. These algorithms have the advantage that they allow a more holistic view of the signaling properties of the condition under study as well as that they are suitable for integrating different data types like gene expression, gene mutation, and even histological parameters.