@article{Tian15012015, author = {Tian, Ye and Zhang, Bai and Hoffman, Eric P. and Clarke, Robert and Zhang, Zhen and Shih, Ie-Ming and Xuan, Jianhua and Herrington, David M. and Wang, Yue}, title = {KDDN: an open-source Cytoscape app for constructing differential dependency networks with significant rewiring}, volume = {31}, number = {2}, pages = {287-289}, year = {2015}, doi = {10.1093/bioinformatics/btu632}, abstract ={Summary: We have developed an integrated molecular network learning method, within a well-grounded mathematical framework, to construct differential dependency networks with significant rewiring. This knowledge-fused differential dependency networks (KDDN) method, implemented as a Java Cytoscape app, can be used to optimally integrate prior biological knowledge with measured data to simultaneously construct both common and differential networks, to quantitatively assign model parameters and significant rewiring p-values and to provide user-friendly graphical results. The KDDN algorithm is computationally efficient and provides users with parallel computing capability using ubiquitous multi-core machines. We demonstrate the performance of KDDN on various simulations and real gene expression datasets, and further compare the results with those obtained by the most relevant peer methods. The acquired biologically plausible results provide new insights into network rewiring as a mechanistic principle and illustrate KDDN’s ability to detect them efficiently and correctly. Although the principal application here involves microarray gene expressions, our methodology can be readily applied to other types of quantitative molecular profiling data.Availability: Source code and compiled package are freely available for download at http://apps.cytoscape.org/apps/kddnContact: yuewang@vt.eduSupplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.}, URL = {http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/2/287.abstract}, eprint = {http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/2/287.full.pdf+html}, journal = {Bioinformatics} }