RcisTarget identifies transcription factor binding motifs (TFBS) over-represented on a gene list. In a first step, RcisTarget selects DNA motifs that are significantly over-represented in the surroundings of the transcription start site (TSS) of the genes in the gene-set. This is achieved by using a database that contains genome-wide cross-species rankings for each motif. The motifs that are then annotated to TFs and those that have a high Normalized Enrichment Score (NES) are retained. Finally, for each motif and gene-set, RcisTarget predicts the candidate target genes (i.e. genes in the gene-set that are ranked above the leading edge).
|Author||Sara Aibar, Gert Hulselmans, Stein Aerts. Laboratory of Computational Biology. VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research. Leuven, Belgium|
|Bioconductor views||GeneRegulation GeneSetEnrichment GeneTarget MotifAnnotation Transcription Transcriptomics|
|Maintainer||Sara Aibar <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Package repository||View on Bioconductor|
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