Hi, I have this conceptual question that I have been struggling with for a while due to my poor knowledge of statistics. I hope someone can help me to identify the correct test.
I have a list of microRNAs in a specie, and I have predicted the targets for each microRNAs. I have also done differential expression analysis so I know how much each target (mRNAs) is expressed (log2Fold) at any given point.
So let's say I got this info for each miR in a dataframe:
microRNA Total_genes Total_Targets Targets_in_t1 up_t1 down_t1 nosig_t1 bantam-3p 61064 1918 544 47 60 437
Where Total_genes is how many UTRs I used for the target prediction. Total_targets is the total mRNAs that each microRNA could target and Targets_in_t1 is how many targets where present for each microRNA in timepoint 1.
How could I statistically determine if the targets for bantam are enriched at time point 1 ( I got 544 targets out of 1918 possible ones, and of these 544, 47 were unregulated, 60 down regulated and 437 non significantly regulated).
I have been trying to do hypergeometric test but couldn't get my head around the numbers. I have also tried to do a t-test but I'm reluctant to it, it seems too basic my go to place due to ignorance.
Anyway, thanks and hope someone can help!