Shengli Zhang*, Zekun Tong, Haoyu Yin and Yifan Feng Pages 392 - 401 ( 10 )
Background: Finding the pathogenic gene is very important for understanding the pathogenesis of the disease, locating effective drug targets and improving the clinical level of medical treatment. However, the existing methods for finding the pathogenic genes still have limitations, for instance the computational complexity is high, and the combination of multiple genes and pathways has not been considered to search for highly related pathogenic genes and so on.
Methods: We propose a pathogenic genes selection model of genetic disease based on Network Motifs Slicing Feedback (NMSF). We find a point set which makes the conductivity of the motif minimum then use it to substitute for the original gene pathway network. Based on the NMSF, we propose a new pathogenic genes selection model to expand pathogenic gene set.
Results: According to the gene set we have obtained, selection of key genes will be more accurate and convincing. Finally, we use our model to screen the pathogenic genes and key pathways of liver cancer and lung cancer, and compare the results with the existing methods.
Conclusion: The main contribution is to provide a method called NMSF which simplifies the gene pathway network to make the selection of pathogenic gene simple and feasible. The fact shows our result has a wide coverage and high accuracy and our model has good expeditiousness and robustness.
Genetic disease, gene pathway network, network motifs slicing feedback, pathogenic gene set expansion, robustness, algorithm.
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, School of Computer and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, School of Computer and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071