J Genomics 2015; 3:29-35. doi:10.7150/jgen.10888

Research Paper

Database of Gene Co-Regulation (dGCR): A Web Tool for Analysing Patterns of Gene Co-regulation across Publicly Available Expression Data

Gareth Williams

Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King's College London, London Bridge, London SE1 1UL, UK.

Abstract

The database of Gene Co-Regulation (dGCR) is a web tool for the analysis of gene relationships based on correlated patterns of gene expression over publicly available transcriptional data. The motivation behind dGCR is that genes whose expression patterns correlate across many experiments tend to be co-regulated and hence share biological function. In addition to revealing functional connections between individual gene pairs, extended sets of co-regulated genes can also be assessed for enrichment of gene ontology classes and interaction pathways. This functionality provides an insight into the biological function of the query gene itself. The dGCR web tool extends the range of expression data curated by existing co-regulation databases and provides additional insights into gene function through the analysis of pathways, gene ontology classes and co-regulation modules.

Keywords: Global gene expression, connectivity map, microarray.

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Williams G. Database of Gene Co-Regulation (dGCR): A Web Tool for Analysing Patterns of Gene Co-regulation across Publicly Available Expression Data. J Genomics 2015; 3:29-35. doi:10.7150/jgen.10888. Available from http://www.jgenomics.com/v03p0029.htm