Ratio-based decisions and the quantitative analysis of cDNA microarray images

Yidong Chen
1997 Journal of Biomedical Optics  
Gene expression can be quantitatively analyzed by hybridizing fluor-tagged mRNA to targets on a cDNA microarray. Comparison of gene expression levels arising from cohybridized samples is achieved by taking ratios of average expression levels for individual genes. A novel method of image segmentation is provided to identify cDNA target sites and a hypothesis test and confidence interval is developed to quantify the significance of observed differences in expression ratios. In particular, the
more » ... particular, the probability density of the ratio and the maximum-likelihood estimator for the distribution are derived, and an iterative procedure for signal calibration is developed. © 1997 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [S1083-3668 (97)00504-2]
doi:10.1117/12.281504 pmid:23014960 fatcat:kq3p4lahmjgzrjyljhw7445dyq