Temporal Boolean network models of genetic networks and their inference from gene expression time series

Adrian Silvescu, Vasant Honavar

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Abstract

Identification of genetic signal transduction pathways and genetic regulatory networks from gene expression data is one of key problems in computational molecular biology. Boolean networks [1, 2, 3], offer a discrete time Boolean model of gene expression. In this model, each gene can be in one of two states (on or off) at any given time. The expression of a given gene at time t + 1 can be modeled by a Boolean function of the expression of at most k genes at time t, where typically k < < n, and n is total number of genes under consideration. This paper motivates and introduces a generalization of the Boolean network model to address dependencies among activity of genes that span for more than one unit of time. The resulting model, called the TBN (n, k, T) model, allows the expression of each gene to be controlled by a Boolean function of the expression levels of at most k genes at times in {t...t - (T - 1)}. We present an adaptation of a popular machine learning algorithm for decision tree induction [4] for inference of a TBN (n, k, T) network from gene expression data. Preliminary experiments with synthetic gene expression data generated from known TBN (n, k, T) networks demonstrate the feasibility of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Atlantic Symposium on Computational Biology and Genome Information Systems and Technology, CBGIST 2001
EditorsC.H. Wu, P.P. Wang, J.T.L. Wang
Pages260-265
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings of the Atlantic Symposium on Computational Biology and Genome Information Systems and Technology, GBGIST 2001 - Durham, NC, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2001Mar 17 2001

Other

OtherProceedings of the Atlantic Symposium on Computational Biology and Genome Information Systems and Technology, GBGIST 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDurham, NC
Period3/15/013/17/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Genetics
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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