Prioritization of Susceptibility Genes for Ectopic Pregnancy by Gene Network Analysis
AbstractEctopic pregnancy is a very dangerous complication of pregnancy, affecting 1%–2% of all reported pregnancies. Due to ethical constraints on human biopsies and the lack of suitable animal models, there has been little success in identifying functionally important genes in the pathogenesis of ectopic pregnancy. In the present study, we developed a random walk–based computational method named TM-rank to prioritize ectopic pregnancy–related genes based on text mining data and gene network information. Using a defined threshold value, we identified five top-ranked genes: VEGFA (vascular endothelial growth factor A), IL8 (interleukin 8), IL6 (interleukin 6), ESR1 (estrogen receptor 1) and EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor). These genes are promising candidate genes that can serve as useful diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Our approach represents a novel strategy for prioritizing disease susceptibility genes. View Full-Text
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Liu, J.-L.; Zhao, M. Prioritization of Susceptibility Genes for Ectopic Pregnancy by Gene Network Analysis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 191.
Liu J-L, Zhao M. Prioritization of Susceptibility Genes for Ectopic Pregnancy by Gene Network Analysis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(2):191.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Ji-Long; Zhao, Miao. 2016. "Prioritization of Susceptibility Genes for Ectopic Pregnancy by Gene Network Analysis." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 2: 191.
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