Statistical strategies for microRNAseq batch effect reduction

Yan Guo, Shilin Zhao, Pei-Fang Su, Chung-I Li, Fei Ye, Charles R. Flynn, Yu Shyr

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


RNAseq technology is replacing microarray technology as the tool of choice for gene expression profiling. While providing much richer data than microarray, analysis of RNAseq data has been much more challenging. Among the many difficulties of RNAseq analysis, correctly adjusting for batch effect is a pivotal one for large-scale RNAseq based studies. The batch effect of RNAseq data is most obvious in microRNA (miRNA) sequencing studies. Using real miRNA sequencing (miRNAseq) data, we evaluated several batch removal techniques and discussed their effectiveness. We illustrate that by adjusting for batch effect, more reliable differentially expressed genes can be identified. Our study on batch effect in miRNAseq data can serve as a guideline for future miRNAseq studies that might contain batch effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
JournalTranslational Cancer Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Statistical strategies for microRNAseq batch effect reduction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this