Statistical Significance of Proteome Analysis
Poster Apr 05, 2007
Stefan Muellner, Andreas Wattenberg, Katja Aschermann and Petra Lutter
Standard Operation Procedures for each and every step within the work flow of proteome analysis is key for the statistical relevance of the data obtained. We have compared the data sets of four larger proteome studies of different biological samples with regards to the influence of the major steps - sample preparation, protein quantification, study design, analysis, and statistics - on the coefficient of validation of the whole process.
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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with type 2 diabetes. The majority of these are located in the intergenic or intragenic regions suggesting that the implicated variants may alter chromatin conformation. This, in turn, is likely to influence the expression of nearby or more remotely located genes to alter beta cell function. At present, however, detailed molecular and functional analyses are still lacking for most of these variants. We recently analysed one of these loci and mapped five causal variants in an islet-specific enhancer cluster within the STARD10 gene locus. Here, we aimed to understand how these causal variants influence b-cell function by alteration of the chromatin structure of enhancer clusterREAD MORE