RelSim: An integrated method to identify disease genes using gene expression profiles and PPIN based similarity measure
One of the important problems in functional genomics is how to select the disease genes. In this regard, the paper presents a new gene selection algorithm, termed as RelSim, to identify disease genes. It integrates judiciously the information of gene expression profiles and protein-protein interaction networks. A new similarity measure is introduced to compute the functional similarity between two genes. It is based on the information of protein-protein interaction networks. The new similarity measure offers an efficient way to calculate the functional similarity between two genes. The proposed algorithm selects a set of genes as disease genes, considering both microarray and protein-protein interaction data, by maximizing the relevance and functional similarity of the selected genes. While gene expression profiles are used to identify differentially expressed genes, the protein-protein interaction networks help to compute the functional similarity among genes. The performance of the proposed algorithm, along with a comparison with other related methods, is demonstrated on several colon cancer data sets.
Maji, Pradipta; Shah, Ekta; and Paul, Sushmita, "RelSim: An integrated method to identify disease genes using gene expression profiles and PPIN based similarity measure" (2017). Journal Articles. 2633.