Data normalization
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nolwenn • 0
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Last seen 8 weeks ago
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Hello,

I'm new in bioinformatic and I would like to normalize HTseqcount data to do a survival analysis. How can I choose the best normalization ?

Thank you for your help !!

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@mikelove
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See the DESeq2 vignette on variance stabilizing transformations. This is one approach to dealing with sequencing depth and heteroskedasticity, so you can work with scaled, transformed data downstream. The data is approximately log2 scale after running vst.

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I try this transformation :

DESeq_object <- DESeqDataSetFromMatrix(countData = count,
                                colData = coldata,
                                design= ~ gender)
vst_object <- varianceStabilizingTransformation(DESeq_object)
boxplot(assay(vst_object))

I have this boxplot : boxplot normalized data

All medians are not align ... How can I align all medians to have a good normalization ?

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VST is not quantile normalization. It adjusts for sequencing depth and transforms to log2 scale. It also does not perform sample QC for you.

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..and, for the survival analysis part, I would take the VST expression levels and then follow my tutorial from Step 2, here: Tutorial:Survival analysis with gene expression

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I would like to predict how many month a patient stay in life after the diagnostics. I need to test each gene independently ?

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Can I use the median ratio method normalization and VST method ? How can I do QC ? I'm sorry I'm new in bioinformatic ...

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This is out of scope for what I can provide on the support site. Consult a bioinformatician perhaps, or a general purpose site such as biostars (see Kevin's post above).

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Thank you for your help.

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I'm sorry, I have a new question with vst. I try to use vst and represente data with meanSdPlot like in the vignette and I don't have a real difference between normalized data and vst data. It's normal ?

DESeq_object <- estimateSizeFactors(DESeq_object)
counts_normalized <- counts(DESeq_object, normalized = TRUE)
meanSdPlot(log2(counts_normalized+1), ranks = FALSE)

graph

vst_object <- varianceStabilizingTransformation(DESeq_object, blind = TRUE)
meanSdPlot(assay(vst_object), ranks = FALSE)

graph

Thank you !

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As I said, VST is similar to log2 transformation, but has better stabilization of variance of small count genes.

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The user now posted on Biostars https://www.biostars.org/p/9464165/#9464165

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