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IJBBB 2015 Vol.5(5): 296-310 ISSN: 2010-3638
doi: 10.17706/ijbbb.2015.5.5.296-310

Gene Regulatory Network Inference Using Maximal Information Coefficient

M. A. H. Akhand, R. N. Nandi, S. M. Amran, K. Murase
Abstract—Gene Regulatory Network (GRN) plays an important role to understand the interactions and dependencies of genes in different conditions from gene expression data. An information theoretic GRN method first computes dependency matrix from the given gene expression dataset using an entropy estimator and then infer network using individual inference method. A number of prominent methods use Mutual Information (MI) and its variants for dependency measure because MI is an efficient approach to detect nonlinear dependencies. But MI does not work well for continuous multivariate variables. In this paper, we have investigated the recently proposed association detector method Maximal Information Coefficient (MIC), instead of MI, in inferring GRN. It is reported that MIC can detect effectively most forms of statistical dependence between pairs of variables. We have integrated MIC with two prominent MI based GRN inference methods Minimal Redundancy Network and Context Likelihood of Relatedness. The experimental studies on DREAM3 Yeast data, SynTReN generated synthetic data and SOS E. Coli real gene expression data revealed that inferred network with MIC based proposed methods outperformed their counter MI based standard methods in most of the cases, especially for large sized problem.

Index Terms—Gene regulatory network, mutual information, maximal information coefficient, nonlinear dependence.

M. A. H. Akhand, R. N. Nandi, S. M. Amran are with the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna-9203, Bangladesh
K. Murase is with the Dept. of Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems, University of Fukui, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan

Cite: M. A. H. Akhand, R. N. Nandi, S. M. Amran, K. Murase, "Gene Regulatory Network Inference Using Maximal Information Coefficient," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 296-310, 2015.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3638
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2015); Quarterly (Since 2016)
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing: Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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