iTALK: an R Package to Characterize and Illustrate Intercellular Communication [article]

Yuanxin Wang, Ruiping Wang, Shaojun Zhang, Shumei Song, Changying Jiang, Guangchun Han, Michael Wang, Jaffer Ajani, Andy Futreal, Linghua Wang
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
Crosstalk between tumor cells and other cells within the tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a crucial role in tumor progression, metastases, and therapy resistance. We present iTALK, a computational approach to characterize and illustrate intercellular communication signals in the multicellular tumor ecosystem using single-cell RNA sequencing data. iTALK can in principle be used to dissect the complexity, diversity, and dynamics of cell-cell communication from a wide range of cellular processes.
doi:10.1101/507871 fatcat:tgarmdfar5bcroyw3uw3yelkjq