Question: Finding gene targets for a list of transcription factors
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4 weeks ago by
United States
alakatos110 wrote:

Hello All,

I am reaching out for your advice. Would you please recommend tools preferably in Bioconductor for the following problem: I have a list of transcription factors. At first, I must find all the possible downstream gene targets, then retrieve all the possible interactions (edges) between those genes to build a regulatory network.

All the tools I found do the opposite: finding transcription factors for a list of genes.

Your help and advice are highly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Anita

ADD COMMENTlink modified 27 days ago by svlachavas740 • written 4 weeks ago by alakatos110

There are quite a few posts about this on Biostars: (see the 'Similar posts' at right, too).

ADD REPLYlink written 29 days ago by Kevin Blighe200

Hi. I had the same problem once using gene lists (as in time course of differentiation) that had TFs in them. I wanted to know TF-target gene interactions. The best way for me was using the cytoscape app called tetramer. I think its hard to build on R. But cytoscape gives you so many options to customise your networks systematically.

ADD REPLYlink written 4 weeks ago by kasumazim0
Answer: Finding gene targets for a list of transcription factors
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27 days ago by
Greece/Athens/National Hellenic Research Foundation
svlachavas740 wrote:

Dear Anita,

even your question is not directly related to the purpose of this group, i would quickly suggest for a solution through R/Bioconductor the R package CoRegNet []-but the relative gene expression data are necessary for the co-regulation network reconstruction..

also, the web tool chea3 has the largest collection of TF-gene interactions (

however, if you directly want to find target genes starting from TFs, i would primarily consider the database TRRUST (

Hope that helps.



ADD COMMENTlink written 27 days ago by svlachavas740

Thank you all for your help and advice. Anita

ADD REPLYlink written 25 days ago by alakatos110
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