Inference of an in situ epidermal intracellular signaling cascade

Joseph Cursons, Daniel G. Hurley, Catherine E. Angel, Rod Dunbar, Edmund J. Crampin, Marc D. Jacobs

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Abstract

The stratified architecture of the epidermis makes it an ideal system in which to investigate intracellular signaling pathways within the context of a native tissue. We have applied quantitative imaging protocols to investigate the expression of 13 total-proteins and 4 phosphorylated-proteins across human epidermis. Plasma membrane, nuclear and/or cytoplasmic protein expression levels were measured along the gradient of keratinocyte differentiation. Dynamic Bayesian network techniques were used to infer conditional dependencies between the expression levels of target molecules and construct an associated cascade topology. The resulting networks were compared against a canonical network to investigate the extent to which known biochemical interactions could be recapitulated in situ. Biochemical evidence from the literature supported the majority (71-86%) of inferred network edges, however, overall coverage of the canonical network was relatively low (12-31%). Identified edges may represent key signaling pathway interactions which occur during keratinocyte differentiation. Inferred networks were ranked by model likelihood given the data and the top five were used to construct a consensus network. Several edges were present within this consensus network yet absent from the canonical network. These edges may represent putative interactions which occur in human epidermis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
Pages799-802
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2010 - Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 31 Aug 20104 Sep 2010
Conference number: 32nd
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Name2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2010
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2010
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period31/08/104/09/10
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