Gene Prioritization and biomedical Evidence Collection
Finding genes associated with a disease is an important issue in the biomedical area and many gene prioritization methods have been proposed for this goal. Among these, network-based approaches are recently proposed and outperformed functional annotation-based ones. Here, we introduce a novel Cytoscape plug-in, GPEC, to help identify putative genes likely to be associated with specific diseases or pathways. In the plug-in, gene prioritization is performed through a random walk with restart algorithm, a state-of-the art network-based method, along with a gene/protein relationship network. The plug-in also allows users efficiently collect biomedical evidence for highly ranked candidate genes. A set of known genes, candidate genes and a gene/protein relationship network can be provided in a flexible way.

Version 1.1

Released 14 Jun 2012

Works with Cytoscape 2.7, 2.8

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