Microarray gene expression: a study of between-platform association of Affymetrix and cDNA arrays
Microarrays technology has been expanding remarkably since its launch about 15 years ago. With its advancement along with the increase of popularity, the technology affords the luxury that gene expressions can be measured in any of its multiple platforms. However, the generated results from the microarray platforms remain incomparable. In this direction, we earlier developed and tested an approach to address the incomparability of the expression measures of Affymetrix®- and cDNA-platforms. The method was an exploit involving transformation of Affymetrix data, which brought the gene expressions of both cDNA and Affymetrix platforms to a common and comparable level. The encouraging outcome of that investigation has subsequently acted as a motivator to focus attention on examining further in the direction of defining the association between the two platforms. Accordingly, this paper takes on a novel exploration towards determining a precise association using a wide range of statistical and machine learning approaches. Specifically, the various models are elaborately trailed using – regression (linear, cubic-polynomial, loess, bootstrap aggregating) and artificial neural networks (self-organizing maps and feedforward networks). After careful comparison in the end, the existing relationship between the data from the two platforms is found to be nonlinear where feedforward neural network captures the best delineation of the association.... [Show full abstract]
Keywordsmicroarray; self organising maps (SOM); bootstrap aggregating; bagging; Affymetrix; cDNA; regression; cubic-polynomial; loess; artificial neural networks; feedforward networks; Biomedical Engineering
Fields of Research08 Information and Computing Sciences; 09 Engineering; 11 Medical and Health Sciences
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