Posts Tagged ‘genefunction’

VIRGO: computational prediction of gene functions

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

VIRGO: computational prediction of gene function Webserver propagates GO terms over PPI & gene-expression #networks

This work was said to be the first web server for gene function
annotation (not the first algorithm).
The idea is to predict gene functions from known molecular interaction
networks (such as PPI), which includes both annotated and unannotated
genes. The potential function of an unannotated gene is predicted
using a propagation diagram, which takes into account the neighbors’
functions. The weight of edge in the network is determined by user uploaded expression data. Weight = |Pearson correlation| of expression
profiles of the gene pair. Weight reflects the confidence of the edge.