Predicting environmental chemical association to gene expression datasets. A.) A representation of the 1338 chemical-gene sets in our prediction database. B.) For the validation step, we conducted SAM to find genes whose expression was altered in each of our datasets. We then mapped the differentially expressed genes to corresponding extra-species genes in our database by using Homologene. For each chemical-gene set signature, we conduct a hypergeometric test for enrichment and ranked each result by p-value. C.) We applied the approach used in B to predict chemical association to prostate, breast, and lung cancer data and validated these results with curated disease-chemical annotations from the CTD represented in D.). D.) Representation of the curated disease-chemical associations in the CTD.
Patel and Butte BMC Medical Genomics 2010 3:17 doi:10.1186/1755-8794-3-17