Description: This R package was implemented to perform the Meta-analysis for Pathway Enrichment (MAPE) methods introduced by Shen and Tseng (2010). It includes functions to automatically perform MAPE_G (integrating multiple studies at gene level), MAPE_P (integrating multiple studies at pathway level) and MAPE_I (a hybrid method integrating MAEP_G and MAPE_P methods).
In the simulation and real data analyses in the paper, MAPE_G and MAPE_P have complementary advantages and detection power depending on the data structure. In general, the integrative form of MAPE_I is recommended to use. In the case that MAPE_G (or MAPE_P) detects almost none pathway, the integrative MAPE_I does not improve performance and MAPE_P (or MAPE_G) should be used.
Shen, Kui, and George C Tseng. Meta-analysis for pathway enrichment analysis when combining multiple microarray studies.Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 26, no. 10 (April 2010): 1316-1323. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btq148. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20410053.