MK5 Microarray Data
These are the micro-array results of a differential gene expression microarray experiments and the subsequent analysis steps performed on them. The up/down- regulation ratio was obtained by measuring WT cells against MK5 activated cells. See material and methods for technical information as well as the data usage policy.
Below is a table that can help you break down the effect of the gene alteration on the bioloigcal system. To create the table below we went over all the ontology terms and counted the number of times a gene was listed in that specific class, or one of its children. As can be expected, each class will differ in its behavior. Some will have a strong average regulation, but will contain very few genes, while others will be very large and broad classes that will have a lower average regulation, but which will whos an overall effect with many genes in many subgroups being affected.
The best strategy to analyze such classes is to a) filter out all the classes for which we have too little data (less than 5 affected genes on the micro array measurement). This can be done by writing '>5' in the 'Affected Genes' field. SEcondly we might also want to look at one specific ontology at first (click on 'biological process' in the table.
Once this is done we can sort the data properly by placing the 'Average Regulation' to the left (click on the green arrows) and the '% Affected Genes' as a second. We also want to sort them descending (the grey arrow should be pointing downward).
Now we can go investigate the data by first look at broadly affected classes
('Would Be Affected Genes'>60) and progressively lowering this value
(to something like 'Would Be Affected Genes'>20)
Resetting the view coordinate localhost/Mk5/go_classes/