Analyzing Peptide Microarray Data with the R pepStat Package.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), Volume 1352, p.127-42 (2016)


In this chapter we demonstrate the use of R Bioconductor packages pepStat and Pviz on a set of paired peptide microarrays generated from vaccine trial data. Data import, background correction, normalization, and summarization techniques are presented. We introduce a sliding mean method for amplifying signal and reducing noise in the data, and show the value of gathering paired samples from subjects. Useful visual summaries are presented, and we introduce a simple method for setting a decision rule for subject/peptide responses that can be used with a set of control peptides or placebo subjects.