A mixture model approach for the analysis of microarray gene expression data

David B. Allison, Gary L. Gadbury, Moonseong Heo, José R. Fernández, Cheol-Koo Lee, Tomas A. Prolla, Richard Weindruch

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Microarrays have emerged as powerful tools allowing investigators to assess the expression of thousands of genes in different tissues and organisms. Statistical treatment of the resulting data remains a substantial challenge. Investigators using microarray expression studies may wish to answer questions about the statistical significance of differences in expression of any of the genes under study, avoiding false positive and false negative results. We have developed a sequence of procedures involving finite mixture modeling and bootstrap inference to address these issues in studies involving many thousands of genes. We illustrate the use of these techniques with a dataset involving calorically restricted mice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalComputational Statistics and Data Analysis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 28
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Statistics and Probability

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Allison, D. B., Gadbury, G. L., Heo, M., Fernández, J. R., Lee, C-K., Prolla, T. A., & Weindruch, R. (2002). A mixture model approach for the analysis of microarray gene expression data. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 38(5), 1-20.