Comparison of hepatic responses to glucose perturbation between healthy and obese mice based on the edge type of network structures

Yuki Ito, Shinsuke Uda, Toshiya Kokaji, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Tomoyoshi Soga, Yutaka Suzuki, Shinya Kuroda, Hiroyuki Kubota

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Abstract

Interactions between various molecular species in biological phenomena give rise to numerous networks. The investigation of these networks, including their statistical and biochemical interactions, supports a deeper understanding of biological phenomena. The clustering of nodes associated with molecular species and enrichment analysis is frequently applied to examine the biological significance of such network structures. However, these methods focus on delineating the function of a node. As such, in-depth investigations of the edges, which are the connections between the nodes, are rarely explored. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the functions of the edges rather than the nodes. To accomplish this, for each network, we categorized the edges and defined the edge type based on their biological annotations. Subsequently, we used the edge type to compare the network structures of the metabolome and transcriptome in the livers of healthy (wild-type) and obese (ob/ob) mice following oral glucose administration (OGTT). The findings demonstrate that the edge type can facilitate the characterization of the state of a network structure, thereby reducing the information available through datasets containing the OGTT response in the metabolome and transcriptome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4758
JournalScientific reports
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Dec

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