GO-module: Functional synthesis and improved interpretation of gene ontology patterns

Xinan Yang, Jianrong Li, Younghee Lee, Yves A. Lussier

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Summary: GO-Module is a web-accessible synthesis and visualization tool developed for end-user biologists to greatly simplify the interpretation of prioritized Gene Ontology (GO) terms. GO-Module radically reduces the complexity of raw GO results into compact biomodules in two distinct ways, by (i) constructing biomodules from significant GO terms based on hierarchical knowledge, and (ii) refining the GO terms in each biomodule to contain only true positive results. Altogether, the features (biomodules) of GO-Module outputs are better organized and on average four times smaller than the input GO terms list (P = 0.0005, n = 16).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbtr142
Pages (from-to)1444-1446
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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