Inferring genetic regulatory networks of the inflammatory bowel disease in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells

  • Kim, Jin-Ki (School of Engineering, Information and Communication University) ;
  • Lee, Do-Heon (Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST) ;
  • Yi, Gwan-Su (School of Engineering, Information and Communication University)
  • Published : 2007.06.30

Abstract

Cell phenotypes are determined by groups of functionally related genes. Microarray profiling of gene expression provides us response of cellular state to its perturbation. Several methods for uncovering a cellular network show reliable network reconstruction. In this study, we present reconstruction of genetic regulatory network of inflammation bowel disease in human peripheral blood mononuclear cell. The microarray based on Affymetrix Gene Chip Human Genome U133 Array Set HG-U133A is processed and applied network reconstruction algorithm, ARACNe. As a result, we will show that inferred network composed of 450 nodes and 2017 edges is roughly scale-free network and hierarchical organization. The major hub, CCNL2 (cyclin A2), in inferred network is shown to be associated with inflammatory function as well as apoptotic function.