Biopolym. Cell. 2012; 28(3):163-170.

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Overview of methods of reverse engineering of gene regulatory networks: Boolean and Bayesian networks

- Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine

150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680

### Abstract

Reverse engineering of gene regulatory networks is an intensively studied topic in Systems Biology as it reconstructs regulatory interactions between all genes in the genome in the most complete form. The extreme computational complexity of this problem and lack of thorough reviews on reconstruction methods of gene regulatory network is a significant obstacle to further development of this area. In this article the two most common methods for modeling gene regulatory networks are surveyed: Boolean and Bayesian networks. The mathematical description of each method is given, as well as several algorithmic approaches to modeling gene networks using these methods; the complexity of algorithms and the problems that arise during its implementation are also noted.

Keywords: reconstruction of gene regulatory networks, Boolean networks, Bayesian networks

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