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A New Method to Build Gene Regulation Network Based on Fuzzy Hierarchical Clustering Methods

Maghsoodi, Masoume (2016): A New Method to Build Gene Regulation Network Based on Fuzzy Hierarchical Clustering Methods. Published in: International Academic Journal of Science and Engineering , Vol. 3, No. 6 (June 2016): pp. 169-176.

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Abstract

The construction of genetic regulatory networks is understanding the relationship among genes or circuits which regulate the conditions of cells in response to internal or external stimuli. In fact, the objective is to understand the network of relationship among genes which determine which genes are responsible for activating other genes. The understanding of relationships may help to identify the genes which are involved in a disease and design the drugs. The most important limitations in gene regulatory network inference are low number of samples, noise penetration possibility, and large number of genes. There are different models to build gene regulatory network. This study used fuzzy hierarchical clustering method to infer gene regulatory network. Using clustering, the similar genes will be in a cluster. Many edges therefore will be removed. The final assessments showed that the genes clustering increased the efficiency of gene regulation network inference methods.

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