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Pathway Fingerprint Framework in R

Bioconductor version: 3.18

An implementation of the pathway fingerprint framework that introduced in paper "Pathway Fingerprint: a novel pathway knowledge and topology based method for biomarker discovery and characterization". This method provides a systematic comparisons between a gene set (such as a list of differentially expressed genes) and well-studied "basic pathway networks" (KEGG pathways), measuring the importance of pathways and genes for the gene set. The package is helpful for researchers to find the biomarkers and its function.

Author: XC Zhang [aut, cre]

Maintainer: XC Zhang <kunghero at>

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biocViews Pathways, RNASeq, Software
Version 1.10.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
License GPL-2
Depends R (>= 4.0)
Imports graph, igraph, KEGGgraph, clusterProfiler, ggplot2, plyr, tidyr, magrittr, stats, methods, utils
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