Identifying TF-miRNA regulatory relationships using multiple features

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0125156
Journal / PublicationPLoS ONE
Volume10
Issue number4
Online published29 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

MicroRNAs are known to play important roles in the transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. While intensive research has been conducted to identify miRNAs and their target genes in various genomes, there is only limited knowledge about how microRNAs are regulated. In this study, we construct a pipeline that can infer the regulatory relationships between transcription factors and microRNAs from ChIP-Seq data with high confidence. In particular, after identifying candidate peaks from ChIP-Seq data, we formulate the inference as a PU learning (learning from only positive and unlabeled examples) problem. Multiple features including the statistical significance of the peaks, the location of the peaks, the transcription factor binding site motifs, and the evolutionary conservation are derived from peaks for training and prediction. To further improve the accuracy of our inference, we also apply a mean reciprocal rank (MRR)-based method to the candidate peaks. We apply our pipeline to infer TF-miRNA regulatory relationships in mouse embryonic stem cells. The experimental results show that our approach provides very specific findings of TF-miRNA regulatory relationships.

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Identifying TF-miRNA regulatory relationships using multiple features. / Shao, Mingyu; Sun, Yanni; Zhou, Shuigeng.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 10, No. 4, e0125156, 2015.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal