I am analyzing a set of DE miRNAs for functional enrichment. I have carried out miRNA target prediction using different algorithms and experimental databases. However, when testing for enrichment in “biological pathways” I get approx. 250 pathways significantly enriched (BH FDR corrected p-value). I recognize that because of the nature of the statistics used, pathways with many genes involved are more easily recognized as significant. Some of the most significant pathways, based on p-value, only have a fold enrichment of 1.4. Is there a standard or biologically meaningful “fold enrichment” cut-off/threshold that is normally implemented in these analysis’?
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Standard fold enrichment cut-off/threshold in functional enrichment analysis?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Standard_fold_enrichment_cut-off_threshold_in_functional_enrichment_analysis [accessed Apr 18, 2017].