HotNet pathway analysis of mutation and copy number data
Kidney Renal Papillary Cell Carcinoma (Primary solid tumor)
15 January 2014  |  analyses__2014_01_15
Maintainer Information
Citation Information
Maintained by Hailei Zhang (Broad Institute)
Cite as Broad Institute TCGA Genome Data Analysis Center (2014): HotNet pathway analysis of mutation and copy number data. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. doi:10.7908/C15719GD

HotNet is an algrithom for finding altered subnetworks in a large protein-protein interaction network conatinning a significant number of mutations and copy number alterations (CNAs).


There were 14 significant subnetworks identified in HotNet analysis.

Significant subnetworks

HotNet identifies 14 altered subnetworks based on the matched somatic mutation and copy number alterations data. Table 1 showes the top 10 significant subnetworks.

Table 1.  Get Full Table Top 10 out of 14 subnetworks in ranked by p value. The last column of RepeatTimes shows how many times the subnetwork was picked up in differenct delta values.

Network No.ofgenes p-value RepeatTimes
B2M(15),FCGRT(10),CA6(24) 3 0.0005 1
CDH9(8),CDH10(8),CDH15(1) 3 0.0005 1
ETS1(14),RBBP6(4),SP100(6) 3 0.0005 1
MLLT4(15),SORBS2(14),PVRL2(10) 3 0.0005 1
NOL11(76),PMPCB(65),VPS11(14) 3 0.0005 1
PLCG2(2),SH2B2(66),IL4R(1) 3 0.0005 1
PLG(15),KLK3(10),MEP1A(13) 3 0.0005 1
PTPRN(5),UBR1(17),PTPRS(10) 3 0.0005 1
RERE(28),TRIP6(65),FAM124B(6) 3 0.0005 1
BIRC5(76),ANKZF1(7),BIRC3(13),NSUN2(10) 4 0.0095 1
Methods & Data

Somatic mutation data from Mutsig pipeline, copy number alterations derived from GISTIC pipeline and influence matrix derived from Human Protein Reference Database (HPRD) provided by HotNet website .

HotNet Method

HotNet is an algorithm for de novo identification of significantly altered subnetworks.First, it formulates an influence measure between pairs of genes in the network using a diffusion process defined on the graph. Second, it identifies subnetworks using either a combinatorial model or an enhanced influence model. Finally, it derives a two-stage multiple hypothesis test that mitigates the testing of a large number of hypotheses in subnetwork discovery .

Download Results

In addition to the links below, the full results of the analysis summarized in this report can also be downloaded programmatically using firehose_get, or interactively from either the Broad GDAC website or TCGA Data Coordination Center Portal.

[1] HotNet
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