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Scatter Search Applied to the Inference of a Development Gene Network

Amir Abdol, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Jaap Kaandorp, Anton Crombach
<span title="2017-05-04">2017</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/z2mbz6fqlvernpp5ads3mh5swe" style="color: black;">Computation</a> </i> &nbsp;
Efficient network inference is one of the challenges of current-day biology. Its application to the study of development has seen noteworthy success, yet a multicellular context, tissue growth, and cellular rearrangements impose additional computational costs and prohibit a wide application of current methods. Therefore, reducing computational cost and providing quick feedback at intermediate stages are desirable features for network inference. Here we propose a hybrid approach composed of two
more &raquo; ... tages: exploration with scatter search and exploitation of intermediate solutions with low temperature simulated annealing. We test the approach on the well-understood process of early body plan development in flies, focusing on the gap gene network. We compare the hybrid approach to simulated annealing, a method of network inference with a proven track record. We find that scatter search performs well at exploring parameter space and that low temperature simulated annealing refines the intermediate results into excellent model fits. From this we conclude that for poorly-studied developmental systems, scatter search is a valuable tool for exploration and accelerates the elucidation of gene regulatory networks.
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Efficient Reverse-Engineering of a Developmental Gene Regulatory Network

Anton Crombach, Karl R. Wotton, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Maksat Ashyraliyev, Johannes Jaeger, Satoru Miyano
<span title="2012-07-12">2012</span> <i title="Public Library of Science (PLoS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/ch57atmlprauhhbqdf7x4ytejm" style="color: black;">PLoS Computational Biology</a> </i> &nbsp;
Understanding the complex regulatory networks underlying development and evolution of multi-cellular organisms is a major problem in biology. Computational models can be used as tools to extract the regulatory structure and dynamics of such networks from gene expression data. This approach is called reverse engineering. It has been successfully applied to many gene networks in various biological systems. However, to reconstitute the structure and non-linear dynamics of a developmental gene
more &raquo; ... rk in its spatial context remains a considerable challenge. Here, we address this challenge using a case study: the gap gene network involved in segment determination during early development of Drosophila melanogaster. A major problem for reverse-engineering pattern-forming networks is the significant amount of time and effort required to acquire and quantify spatial gene expression data. We have developed a simplified data processing pipeline that considerably increases the throughput of the method, but results in data of reduced accuracy compared to those previously used for gap gene network inference. We demonstrate that we can infer the correct network structure using our reduced data set, and investigate minimal data requirements for successful reverse engineering. Our results show that timing and position of expression domain boundaries are the crucial features for determining regulatory network structure from data, while it is less important to precisely measure expression levels. Based on this, we define minimal data requirements for gap gene network inference. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of reverse-engineering with much reduced experimental effort. This enables more widespread use of the method in different developmental contexts and organisms. Such systematic application of data-driven models to real-world networks has enormous potential. Only the quantitative investigation of a large number of developmental gene regulatory networks will allow us to discover whether there are rules or regularities governing development and evolution of complex multi-cellular organisms.
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A quantitative validated model reveals two phases of transcriptional regulation for the gap gene giant in Drosophila

Astrid Hoermann, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Johannes Jaeger
<span title="">2016</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/2ojtrdr5enbotexnfakgsvrhai" style="color: black;">Developmental Biology</a> </i> &nbsp;
Understanding eukaryotic transcriptional regulation and its role in development and pattern formation is one of the big challenges in biology today. Most attempts at tackling this problem either focus on the molecular details of transcription factor binding, or aim at genome-wide prediction of expression patterns from sequence through bioinformatics and mathematical modelling. Here we bridge the gap between these two complementary approaches by providing an integrative model of cis-regulatory
more &raquo; ... ements governing the expression of the gap gene giant (gt) in the blastoderm embryo of Drosophila melanogaster. We use a reverse-engineering method, where mathematical models are fit to quantitative spatio-temporal reporter gene expression data to infer the regulatory mechanisms underlying gt expression in its anterior and posterior domains. These models are validated through prediction of gene expression in mutant backgrounds. A detailed analysis of our data and models reveals that gt is regulated by domain-specific CREs at early stages, while a late element drives expression in both the anterior and the posterior domains. Initial gt expression depends exclusively on inputs from maternal factors. Later, gap gene cross-repression and gt auto-activation become increasingly important. We show that autoregulation creates a positive feedback, which mediates the transition from early to late stages of regulation. We confirm the existence and role of gt auto-activation through targeted mutagenesis of Gt transcription factor binding sites. In summary, our analysis provides a comprehensive picture of spatiotemporal gene regulation by different interacting enhancer elements for an important developmental regulator.
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High-resolution gene expression data from blastoderm embryos of the scuttle fly Megaselia abdita

Karl R Wotton, Eva Jiménez-Guri, Anton Crombach, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Johannes Jaeger
<span title="2015-03-03">2015</span> <i title="Springer Nature"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/a577b42d4nfhddl7kurxnuyzem" style="color: black;">Scientific Data</a> </i> &nbsp;
Gap genes are involved in segment determination during early development in dipteran insects (flies, midges, and mosquitoes). We carried out a systematic quantitative comparative analysis of the gap gene network across different dipteran species. Our work provides mechanistic insights into the evolution of this pattern-forming network. As a central component of our project, we created a high-resolution quantitative spatio-temporal data set of gap and maternal co-ordinate gene expression in the
more &raquo; ... lastoderm embryo of the non-drosophilid scuttle fly, Megaselia abdita. Our data include expression patterns in both wild-type and RNAi-treated embryos. The data-covering 10 genes, 10 time points, and over 1,000 individual embryos-consist of original embryo images, quantified expression profiles, extracted positions of expression boundaries, and integrated expression patterns, plus metadata and intermediate processing steps. These data provide a valuable resource for researchers interested in the comparative study of gene regulatory networks and pattern formation, an essential step towards a more quantitative and mechanistic understanding of developmental evolution. Design Type(s) parallel group design • RNA Interference Measurement Type(s) transcription profiling assay Technology Type(s) in-situ hybridization Factor Type(s) gene list
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Medium-Throughput Processing of Whole Mount In Situ Hybridisation Experiments into Gene Expression Domains

Anton Crombach, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Karl R. Wotton, Johannes Jaeger, Alistair P. McGregor
<span title="2012-09-28">2012</span> <i title="Public Library of Science (PLoS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/s3gm7274mfe6fcs7e3jterqlri" style="color: black;">PLoS ONE</a> </i> &nbsp;
Understanding the function and evolution of developmental regulatory networks requires the characterisation and quantification of spatio-temporal gene expression patterns across a range of systems and species. However, most highthroughput methods to measure the dynamics of gene expression do not preserve the detailed spatial information needed in this context. For this reason, quantification methods based on image bioinformatics have become increasingly important over the past few years. Most
more &raquo; ... ailable approaches in this field either focus on the detailed and accurate quantification of a small set of gene expression patterns, or attempt high-throughput analysis of spatial expression through binary pattern extraction and large-scale analysis of the resulting datasets. Here we present a robust, "medium-throughput" pipeline to process in situ hybridisation patterns from embryos of different species of flies. It bridges the gap between high-resolution, and high-throughput image processing methods, enabling us to quantify graded expression patterns along the anteroposterior axis of the embryo in an efficient and straightforward manner. Our method is based on a robust enzymatic (colorimetric) in situ hybridisation protocol and rapid data acquisition through wide-field microscopy. Data processing consists of image segmentation, profile extraction, and determination of expression domain boundary positions using a spline approximation. It results in sets of measured boundaries sorted by gene and developmental time point, which are analysed in terms of expression variability or spatio-temporal dynamics. Our method yields integrated time series of spatial gene expression, which can be used to reverse-engineer developmental gene regulatory networks across species. It is easily adaptable to other processes and species, enabling the in silico reconstitution of gene regulatory networks in a wide range of developmental contexts.
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A quantitative atlas of Even-skipped and Hunchback expression in Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera: Psychodidae) blastoderm embryos

Hilde Janssens, Ken Siggens, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Eva Jiménez-Guri, Marco Musy, Michael Akam, Johannes Jaeger
<span title="">2014</span> <i title="Springer Nature"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/mbvjhjvgyrerhpp7xbfckwcuaa" style="color: black;">EvoDevo</a> </i> &nbsp;
Comparative studies of developmental processes are one of the main approaches to evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo). Over recent years, there has been a shift of focus from the comparative study of particular regulatory genes to the level of whole gene networks. Reverse-engineering methods can be used to computationally reconstitute and analyze the function and dynamics of such networks. These methods require quantitative spatio-temporal expression data for model fitting. Obtaining
more &raquo; ... ch data in non-model organisms remains a major technical challenge, impeding the wider application of data-driven mathematical modeling to evo-devo. Results: We have raised antibodies against four segmentation gene products in the moth midge Clogmia albipunctata, a non-drosophilid dipteran species. We have used these antibodies to create a quantitative atlas of protein expression patterns for the gap gene hunchback (hb), and the pair-rule gene even-skipped (eve). Our data reveal differences in the dynamics of Hb boundary positioning and Eve stripe formation between C. albipunctata and Drosophila melanogaster. Despite these differences, the overall relative spatial arrangement of Hb and Eve domains is remarkably conserved between these two distantly related dipteran species. Conclusions: We provide a proof of principle that it is possible to acquire quantitative gene expression data at high accuracy and spatio-temporal resolution in non-model organisms. Our quantitative data extend earlier qualitative studies of segmentation gene expression in C. albipunctata, and provide a starting point for comparative reverse-engineering studies of the evolutionary and developmental dynamics of the segmentation gene system.
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Reverse-Engineering Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gap Genes in Drosophila melanogaster

Kolja Becker, Eva Balsa-Canto, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Astrid Hoermann, Hilde Janssens, Julio R. Banga, Johannes Jaeger, Stanislav Shvartsman
<span title="2013-10-31">2013</span> <i title="Public Library of Science (PLoS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/ch57atmlprauhhbqdf7x4ytejm" style="color: black;">PLoS Computational Biology</a> </i> &nbsp;
Systems biology proceeds through repeated cycles of experiment and modeling. One way to implement this is reverse engineering, where models are fit to data to infer and analyse regulatory mechanisms. This requires rigorous methods to determine whether model parameters can be properly identified. Applying such methods in a complex biological context remains challenging. We use reverse engineering to study post-transcriptional regulation in pattern formation. As a case study, we analyse
more &raquo; ... of the gap genes Krüppel, knirps, and giant in Drosophila melanogaster. We use detailed, quantitative datasets of gap gene mRNA and protein expression to solve and fit a model of post-transcriptional regulation, and establish its structural and practical identifiability. Our results demonstrate that post-transcriptional regulation is not required for patterning in this system, but is necessary for proper control of protein levels. Our work demonstrates that the uniqueness and specificity of a fitted model can be rigorously determined in the context of spatio-temporal pattern formation. This greatly increases the potential of reverse engineering for the study of development and other, similarly complex, biological processes.
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MDWeb and MDMoby: an integrated web-based platform for molecular dynamics simulations

Adam Hospital, Pau Andrio, Carles Fenollosa, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Modesto Orozco, Josep Lluís Gelpí
<span title="2012-03-21">2012</span> <i title="Oxford University Press (OUP)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/4r72gbmtcrde5no3fwwogjs3cu" style="color: black;">Computer applications in the biosciences : CABIOS</a> </i> &nbsp;
MDWeb and MDMoby constitute a web-based platform to help access to molecular dynamics (MD) in the standard and high-throughput regime. The platform provides tools to prepare systems from PDB structures mimicking the procedures followed by human experts. It provides inputs and can send simulations for three of the most popular MD packages (Amber, NAMD and Gromacs). Tools for analysis of trajectories, either provided by the user or retrieved from our MoDEL database (http://mmb.pcb.ub.es/MoDEL)
more &raquo; ... also incorporated. The platform has two ways of access, a set of web-services based on the BioMoby framework (MDMoby), programmatically accessible and a web portal (MDWeb). Availability: http://mmb.irbbarcelona.org/MDWeb; additional information and methodology details can be found at the web site
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Lack of tailless leads to an increase in expression variability in Drosophila embryos

Hilde Janssens, Anton Crombach, Karl Richard Wotton, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Svetlana Surkova, Chea Lu Lim, Maria Samsonova, Michael Akam, Johannes Jaeger
<span title="">2013</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/2ojtrdr5enbotexnfakgsvrhai" style="color: black;">Developmental Biology</a> </i> &nbsp;
Developmental processes are robust, or canalised: dynamic patterns of gene expression across space and time are regulated reliably and precisely in the presence of genetic and environmental perturbations. It remains unclear whether canalisation relies on specific regulatory factors (such as heat-shock proteins), or whether it is based on more general redundancy and distributed robustness at the network level. The latter explanation implies that mutations in many regulatory factors should
more &raquo; ... loss of canalisation. Here, we present a quantitative characterisation of segmentation gene expression patterns in mutants of the terminal gap gene tailless (tll) in Drosophila melanogaster. Our analysis provides new insights into the dynamic mechanisms underlying gap gene regulation, and reveals significantly increased variability of gene expression in the mutant compared to the wild-type background. We show that both position and timing of posterior segmentation gene expression domains vary strongly from embryo-to-embryo in tll mutants. This variability must be caused by a vulnerability in the regulatory system which is hidden or buffered in the wild-type, but becomes uncovered by the deletion of tll. Our analysis provides evidence that loss of canalisation in mutants could be more widespread than previously thought.
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SuperFly: a comparative database for quantified spatio-temporal gene expression patterns in early dipteran embryos

Damjan Cicin-Sain, Antonio Hermoso Pulido, Anton Crombach, Karl R. Wotton, Eva Jiménez-Guri, Jean-François Taly, Guglielmo Roma, Johannes Jaeger
<span title="2014-11-17">2014</span> <i title="Oxford University Press (OUP)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/hfp6p6inqbdexbsu4r7usndpte" style="color: black;">Nucleic Acids Research</a> </i> &nbsp;
We present SuperFly (http://superfly.crg.eu), a relational database for quantified spatio-temporal expression data of segmentation genes during early development in different species of dipteran insects (flies, midges and mosquitoes). SuperFly has a special focus on emerging non-drosophilid model systems. The database currently includes data of high spatio-temporal resolution for three species: the vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster, the scuttle fly Megaselia abdita and the moth midge Clogmia
more &raquo; ... lbipunctata. At this point, SuperFly covers up to 9 genes and 16 time points per species, with a total of 1823 individual embryos. It provides an intuitive web interface, enabling the user to query and access original embryo images, quantified expression profiles, extracted positions of expression boundaries and integrated datasets, plus metadata and intermediate processing steps. SuperFly is a valuable new resource for the quantitative comparative study of gene expression patterns across dipteran species. Moreover, it provides an interesting test set for systems biologists interested in fitting mathematical gene network models to data. Both of these aspects are essential ingredients for progress toward a more quantitative and mechanistic understanding of developmental evolution.
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BioPreDyn-bench: a suite of benchmark problems for dynamic modelling in systems biology

Alejandro F Villaverde, David Henriques, Kieran Smallbone, Sophia Bongard, Joachim Schmid, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Anton Crombach, Julio Saez-Rodriguez, Klaus Mauch, Eva Balsa-Canto, Pedro Mendes, Johannes Jaeger (+1 others)
<span title="">2015</span> <i title="Springer Nature"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/xua5vbjwszdirewaoqnikiu5zm" style="color: black;">BMC Systems Biology</a> </i> &nbsp;
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BioPreDyn-bench: benchmark problems for kinetic modelling in systems biology [article]

Alejandro F Villaverde, David Henriques, Kieran Smallbone, Sophia Bongard, Joachim Schmid, Damjan Cicin-Sain, Anton Crombach, Julio Saez-Rodriguez, Klaus Mauch, Eva Balsa-Canto, Pedro Mendes, Johannes Jaeger, (+1 others)
<span title="2014-07-22">2014</span> <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
Dynamic modelling is one of the cornerstones of systems biology. Many research efforts are currently being invested in the development and exploitation of large-scale kinetic models. The associated problems of parameter estimation (model calibration) and optimal experimental design are particularly challenging. The community has already developed many methods and software packages which aim to facilitate these tasks. However, there is a lack of suitable benchmark problems which allow a fair and
more &raquo; ... systematic evaluation and comparison of these contributions. Here we present BioPreDyn-bench, a set of challenging parameter estimation problems which aspire to serve as reference test cases in this area. This set comprises six problems including medium and large-scale kinetic models of the bacterium E. coli, baker's yeast S. cerevisiae, the vinegar fly D. melanogaster, Chinese Hamster Ovary cells, and a generic signal transduction network. The level of description includes metabolism, transcription, signal transduction, and development. For each problem we provide (i) a basic description and formulation, (ii) implementations ready-to-run in several formats, (iii) computational results obtained with specific solvers, (iv) a basic analysis and interpretation. This suite of benchmark problems can be readily used to evaluate and compare parameter estimation methods. Further, it can also be used to build test problems for sensitivity and identifiability analysis, model reduction and optimal experimental design methods. The suite, including codes and documentation, can be freely downloaded from http://www.iim.csic.es/%7egingproc/biopredynbench/.
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tarsal-lessis expressed as a gap gene but has no gap gene phenotype in the moth midgeClogmia albipunctata

Eva Jiménez-Guri, Karl R. Wotton, Johannes Jaeger
<span title="2018-08-22">2018</span> <i title="The Royal Society"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/b4xnwzxv5re5rbc2gcpilgy5iy" style="color: black;">Royal Society Open Science</a> </i> &nbsp;
The authors would like to thank Damjan Cicin-Sain for help and support with the FlyGUI/FlyAGE image-processing pipeline, Nuria Bosch for help with the fly culture and Isma de Mingo for informatics technical  ... 
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A Staging Scheme for the Development of the Scuttle Fly Megaselia abdita

Karl R. Wotton, Eva Jiménez-Guri, Belén García Matheu, Johannes Jaeger, Peter K. Dearden
<span title="2014-01-07">2014</span> <i title="Public Library of Science (PLoS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/s3gm7274mfe6fcs7e3jterqlri" style="color: black;">PLoS ONE</a> </i> &nbsp;
We would also like to thank Paul Lasko for providing the Vasa antibody, Damjan Cicin-Sain for extracting the length and width of the embryos, Moraea Phillips and Mariana Lopez for help with determining  ... 
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Maternal Co-ordinate Gene Regulation and Axis Polarity in the Scuttle Fly Megaselia abdita

Karl R. Wotton, Eva Jiménez-Guri, Johannes Jaeger, Claude Desplan
<span title="2015-03-10">2015</span> <i title="Public Library of Science (PLoS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/j6fzfstrmzcj3aeps7bx6tpoy4" style="color: black;">PLoS Genetics</a> </i> &nbsp;
Damjan Cicin-Sain, Anton Crombach, and Toni Hermoso-Pulido provided computational tools and support for data processing and analysis.  ... 
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