Can ODE gene regulatory models neglect time lag or measurement scaling?
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Many ordinary differential equation (ODE) models have been introduced to replace linear regression models for inferring gene regulatory relationships from time-course gene expression data. But, since the observed data are usually not direct measurements of the gene products or there is an unknown time lag in gene regulation, it is problematic to directly apply traditional ODE models or linear regression models.

We introduce a lagged ODE model to infer lagged gene regulatory relationships from time-course measurements, which are modeled as linear transformation of the gene products. A time-course microarray dataset from a yeast cell-cycle study is used for simulation assessment of the methods and real data analysis. The results show that our method, by considering both time lag and measurement scaling, performs much better than other linear and ODE models. It indicates the necessity of explicitly modeling the time lag and measurement scaling in ODE gene regulatory models.

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R code is available at
Acceptance Date16/04/2020
All Author(s) ListHu J., Qin H., Fan X.
Journal nameBioinformatics
Volume Number36
Issue Number13
PublisherNLM (Medline)
Place of PublicationOxford, England
Pages4058 - 4064
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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