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Publications of Eduardo D. Sontag jointly with J. Hoek
Articles in journal or book chapters
and J. Hoek.
Untangling the wires: a novel strategy to trace functional interactions in signaling and gene networks.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA,
Keyword(s): modular response analysis,
gene and protein networks,
Emerging technologies have enabled the acquisition of large genomics and proteomics data sets. This paper proposes a novel quantitative method for determining functional interactions in cellular signaling and gene networks. It can be used to explore cell systems at a mechanistic level, or applied within a modular framework, which dramatically decreases the number of variables to be assayed. The topology and strength of network connections are retrieved from experimentally measured network responses to successive perturbations of all modules. In addition, the method can reveal functional interactions even when the components of the system are not all known, in which case some connections retrieved by the analysis will not be direct but correspond to the interaction routes through unidentified elements. The method is tested and illustrated using computer-generated responses of a modeled MAPK cascade and gene network.
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