gates.test: Gene-based Gene-Gene Interaction analysis by combining...

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gates.test, minP.test, tTS.test and tProd.test aim at performing gene-gene interaction analysis based on SNP-SNP interaction tests. The following methods are used to combine SNP-SNP interaction tests into a single Gene-Gene Interaction p-value:


gates.test(Y, G1, G2, alpha = 0.05, me.est = c("ChevNy", "Keff", "LiJi","Galwey"))



numeric or factor vector with exactly two different values. Y is the response variable and should be of length equal to the number of rows of G1 and G2 arguments (number of individuals).


SnpMatrix object. Must have a number of rows equal to the length of Y.


SnpMatrix object. Must have a number of rows equal to the length of Y.


numeric value in [0, 1]. Threshold for GATES method when estimating the number of effective tests Me with Keff method.


character string for GATES method. me.est corresponds to the method for estimating the number of effective tests. Must be one of the following: "ChevNy", "Keff", "LiJi", "Galwey" (See details).


In a first step, all methods start by applying a logistic regression model to test all pairs of SNPs between the two genes G1 and G2. If G1 has m1 SNPs and G2 m2 SNPs, a total of m1 * m2 SNP-SNP tests are performed. In a second step, the m1 * m2 SNP-SNP tests are combined according to their covariance matrix Σ. Σ is computed as described in the method developped in Emily (2016). The covariance Σ is used in each method as follows:


A list with class "GGItest" containing the following components:


The value of the statistic: the p-value kept as the minimum after GATES correction)


Tue p-value for the test


The estimation of the GATES p-value.


a character string describing the alternative.


a character string indicating the method used.

a character string giving the names of the data.


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See Also



## Estimation of the interaction between a pair of gene by using the Keff method with alpha=0.05.
gates.test(gene.pair$Y, gene.pair$G1, gene.pair$G2, me.est = "Keff",alpha=0.05)

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