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Erratum to: Disease candidate gene identification and prioritization using protein interaction networks

BMC Bioinformatics200910:406

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-406

Received: 26 November 2009

Accepted: 9 December 2009

Published: 9 December 2009

The original article was published in BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10:73


After the publication of this work [1], we became aware of the fact that we inadvertently failed to include the work of Chen et al. [2] when listing previous studies that use PPIs to prioritize disease candidate genes. In a pioneering study [2], Chen et al. used a initial gene list for Alzheimer's from the OMIM database, expanded it based on protein interactions, and proposed a scoring function to identify other Alzheimer's disease causal genes based on graph-connectedness.


Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


  1. Chen J, Aronow BJ, Jegga AG: Disease candidate gene identification and prioritization using protein interaction networks. BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10: 73. 10.1186/1471-2105-10-73PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Chen JY, Shen C, Sivachenko AY: Mining Alzheimer disease relevant proteins from integrated protein interactome data. Pac Symp Biocomput 2006, 367–378. full_textGoogle Scholar


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