A novel analysis strategy for integrating methylation and expression data reveals core pathways for thyroid cancer aetiology


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Ozer B., Sezerman O. U.

BMC GENOMICS, cilt.16, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Recently, a wide range of diseases have been associated with changes in DNA methylation levels, which play a vital role in gene expression regulation. With ongoing developments in technology, attempts to understand disease mechanism have benefited greatly from epigenetics and transcriptomics studies. In this work, we have used expression and methylation data of thyroid carcinoma as a case study and explored how to optimally incorporate expression and methylation information into the disease study when both data are available. Moreover, we have also investigated whether there are important post-translational modifiers which could drive critical insights on thyroid cancer genetics.