Predicting sugar regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana using kernel learning methods

Saadi, K., Lee, Kee-Khoon, Cawley, G. C. ORCID: and Bevan, M. W. (2005) Predicting sugar regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana using kernel learning methods. In: 2005 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2005-07-31 - 2005-08-04.

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The ability to predict the transcriptional regulation of genes, based on the composition of the upstream promoter region, would be a useful step in deciphering gene regulatory networks in eukaryotic organisms. In this paper we perform optimally regularised kernel Fisher discriminant (ORKFD) analysis of the upstream promoter sequences of genes to predict whether they are up- or down-regulated in response to glucose in the model plant Arahuiopsis thaliana. Three feature selection strategies are investigated, namely use of known promoter motifs drawn from the PLACE database, explicit enumeration of all possible k-mers and the use of the mismatch kernels (which effectively permits the construction of a linear model in the space of all possible k-mers with up to in mismatches). The leave-one-out cross-validation (LOOCV) error rate indicates that approximately two-thirds of the observed regulatory behaviour can be inferred by the presence of particular motifs in the upstream promoter sequence. The analysis has yielded novel biological insight, which has since been confirmed experimentally in vivo.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences

UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Computational Biology
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Data Science and Statistics
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:42
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2023 02:46
DOI: 10.1109/IJCNN.2005.1555824

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