Integrated approaches to uncovering transcription regulatory networks in mammalian cells

Genomics. 2008 Mar;91(3):219-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2007.11.005. Epub 2008 Jan 8.


Integrative systems biology has emerged as an exciting research approach in molecular biology and functional genomics that involves the integration of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics datasets. These endeavors establish a systematic paradigm by which to interrogate, model, and iteratively refine our knowledge of the regulatory events within a cell. Here we review the latest technologies available to collect high-throughput measurements of a cellular state as well as the most successful methods for the integration and interrogation of these measurements. In particular we will focus on methods available to infer transcription regulatory networks in mammals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology
  • Databases, Factual
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Mammals
  • Metabolism
  • Protein Interaction Mapping
  • Proteomics
  • Regulatory Elements, Transcriptional*
  • Systems Biology*
  • Transcriptional Activation