Inferring pathways that confer a cellular phenotype by integrating gene expression and metabolic profiles

Zheng Li, Shireesh Srivastava, Xuerui Yang, Christina Chan

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Abstract

Cellular systems are controlled by interconnected signaling and regulatory networks. Elucidating the underlying pathways would facilitate the identification of therapeutic targets. Gene expressions, proteins and metabolites can be profiled for a cellular state. A systems approach can assist in the integration of these different high-throughput data to infer the underlying pathways. In this paper, a systems approach was developed to integrate gene expression and metabolic profiles to identify pathways related to a metabolic function. The approach first extracts features from the metabolite profiles to discriminate different phenotypes with linear (e.g. Fisher discriminant analysis (FDA), PCA) and non-linear methods (e.g. kernel FDA, kernel PCA); and then selects genes relevant to these features with genetic algorithm coupled partial least squares analysis and independent component analysis[1]; and finally reconstructs the pathways from the selected subset of genes using Bayesian network analysis [2]. We applied the approach to investigate the cytotoxcity related pathways in a human hepatoblastoma cell line (HepG2/C3A). In this cellular system, saturated fatty acid and acute TNF-alpha exposure were found to be cytotoxic, although chronic TNF-alpha exposure was found to be cytoprotective. Genes encoding biomolecules in pathways involved in regulating cytotoxicity were selected and the pathways were reconstructed. Several pathways were experimentally validated by perturbing the pathways and measuring their protein levels. Finally, the BN network analysis was applied to predict LDH release and the effects of perturbing genes, e.g. stearoyl-CoA desaturase and Bcl-2 on LDH release were simulated using the model. The results illustrate that the integration of gene expression and metabolite data by our framework provides informative and testable hypothesis on the mechanism(s) of palmitate-induced cytotoxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Pages10382
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States

Other

Other05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period10/30/0511/4/05

Profile

Gene expression
Metabolites
Genes
Discriminant analysis
Cytotoxicity
Electric network analysis
Proteins
Saturated fatty acids
Gene encoding
Independent component analysis
Biomolecules
Bayesian networks
Genetic algorithms
Cells
Throughput

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Li, Z., Srivastava, S., Yang, X., & Chan, C. (2005). Inferring pathways that confer a cellular phenotype by integrating gene expression and metabolic profiles. In AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings (pp. 10382)

Inferring pathways that confer a cellular phenotype by integrating gene expression and metabolic profiles. / Li, Zheng; Srivastava, Shireesh; Yang, Xuerui; Chan, Christina.

AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 10382.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Li, Z, Srivastava, S, Yang, X & Chan, C 2005, Inferring pathways that confer a cellular phenotype by integrating gene expression and metabolic profiles. in AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. pp. 10382, 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 30-4 November.
Li Z, Srivastava S, Yang X, Chan C. Inferring pathways that confer a cellular phenotype by integrating gene expression and metabolic profiles. In AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 10382.

Li, Zheng; Srivastava, Shireesh; Yang, Xuerui; Chan, Christina / Inferring pathways that confer a cellular phenotype by integrating gene expression and metabolic profiles.

AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 10382.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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