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If you have questions regarding the predictive methods or if you are experiencing technical issues with ORVAL, please consult first our Documentation page or the Frequently Asked Questions section, where you may find the solution to your problem.
If you are using ORVAL for your analysis, you can cite the tool, the predictive methods and the databases as followed:
Renaux A., Papadimitriou S., Versbraegen N., Nachtegael C., Boutry S., Nowé A., Smits G., Lenaerts T. (2019) ORVAL: A novel platform for the prediction and exploration of disease-causing oligogenic variant combinations. Nucleic Acids Research. 47(W1):W93-W98. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz437
Papadimitriou S., Gazzo A., Versbraegen N., Nachtegael C., Aerts J., Moreau Y., Van Dooren S., Nowé A., Smits G., Lenaerts T. (2019) Predicting disease-causing variant combinations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(24):11878-11887. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1815601116
Citing the Digenic Effect Predictor
Versbraegen N., Fouché A., Nachtegael C., Papadimitriou S., Gazzo A., Smits G., Lenaerts T. (2019) Using game theory and decision decomposition to effectively discern and characterise bi-locus diseases Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 99:101690. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artmed.2019.06.006
Gazzo A., Raimondi D., Daneels D., Moreau Y., Smits G., Van Dooren S., Lenaerts T. (2017) Understanding mutational effects in digenic diseases. Nucleic Acids Research. 45(15):e140. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx557
Citing DIDA and OLIDA
DIDA was used to train the DE Predictor and VarCoPP, while OLIDA was used to develop VarCoPP2.0.
Gazzo A., Daneels D., Cilia E., Bonduelle M., Abramowicz M., Van Dooren S., Smits G., Lenaerts T. (2015) DIDA: A curated and annotated digenic diseases database. Nucleic Acids Research. 44(D1):D900-D907. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkv1068
Nachtegael C., Gravel B., Dillen A., Smits G., Nowé A., Papadimitriou S., Lenaerts T. (2022) Scaling up oligogenic diseases research with OLIDA: the Oligogenic Diseases Database. Database. 2022(2022):baac023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/database/baac023
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