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Title: Novel approach for coexpression analysis of E2F1-3 and MYC target genes in chronic myelogenous leukemia
Authors: Wang, F 
Chan, LWC 
Cho, WCS
Tang, P
Yu, J
Shyu, CR
Tsui, NBY 
Wong, SCC 
Siu, PM 
Yip, SP 
Yung, BYM 
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: BioMed research international, 2014, v. 2014, 439840 How to cite?
Journal: BioMed research international 
Abstract: Background. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is characterized by tremendous amount of immature myeloid cells in the blood circulation. E2F1-3 and MYC are important transcription factors that form positive feedback loops by reciprocal regulation in their own transcription processes. Since genes regulated by E2F1-3 or MYC are related to cell proliferation and apoptosis, we wonder if there exists difference in the coexpression patterns of genes regulated concurrently by E2F1-3 and MYC between the normal and the CML states. Results. We proposed a method to explore the difference in the coexpression patterns of those candidate target genes between the normal and the CML groups. A disease-specific cutoff point for coexpression levels that classified the coexpressed gene pairs into strong and weak coexpression classes was identified. Our developed method effectively identified the coexpression pattern differences from the overall structure. Moreover, we found that genes related to the cell adhesion and angiogenesis properties were more likely to be coexpressed in the normal group when compared to the CML group. Conclusion. Our findings may be helpful in exploring the underlying mechanisms of CML and provide useful information in cancer treatment.
ISSN: 2314-6133
EISSN: 2314-6141
DOI: 10.1155/2014/439840
Rights: Copyright © 2014 Fengfeng Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following article: Fengfeng Wang, Lawrence W. C. Chan, William C. S. Cho, et al., “Novel Approach for Coexpression Analysis of E2F1–3 and MYC Target Genes in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia,” BioMed Research International, 439840, 2014, is available at https//
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