limma: pvalues for coefficients topTable
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Eleni • 0
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Dear members and developers, I have performed a time series experiment with 5 time points on treatment and controls. I used limma linear model for the differential expression analysis. In the design matrix, I included also other parameters (sex, weight and heterophiles/lymphocytes ratio). I find a few significant genes as I see from the top table output (called all coefficients). The code is following:

W2 <- model.matrix(~ Treatment*Time + Sex + dWeight + HL, data=PLSet)
fit <- lmFit(PLSet, W2)
class(fit)
fit <- eBayes(fit)
fit$coefficients[1:5,]
topTable(fit, n=13, coef=2:7)

# corresponding output 
> topTable(fit, n=5, coef=2:7,confint=TRUE)
        TreatmentT         Time        SexM      dWeight            HL TreatmentT.Time  AveExpr
HPS5    4.11164704 -0.067986721 -0.78529467 -0.302848969  0.0043545345     0.076088166 23.71151
PLG.1  -0.46781188  0.002707286 -0.21489308  0.039849887 -0.0011381361     0.048460583 22.32991
AMY2A  -0.66830973 -0.018069170  0.53177497  0.244178510 -0.0061577553     0.106497055 18.74018
MLF1    5.97939600  0.002833836  0.01591788  0.093259276 -0.0151262312    -0.135961018 18.95155
LCP1    0.88863607 -0.025327153 -0.34550418 -0.018652540  0.0040227853     0.003003491 19.74808

               F      P.Value    adj.P.Val
HPS5   18.990758 3.134997e-08 6.395394e-06
PLG.1   9.812850 1.336712e-05 1.363446e-03
AMY2A   8.209525 5.571538e-05 3.788646e-03
MLF1    6.516355 3.040451e-04 1.458770e-02
LCP1    6.365580 3.575417e-04 1.458770e-02

I was wondering: How can I extract the p-value for each coefficient (treatment, time etc. ) for each gene? I know the coefficient column gives an estimate of the importance of the parameter in the result, but is there a way for this estimate to be expressed as a p-value?

Thanks!

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@james-w-macdonald-5106
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You get the data you want by using a single coefficient as an argument to topTable, rather than a range, as you have done. I would strongly suggest you peruse the limma User's Guide, which covers everything in exhaustive detail.

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