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Erratum to: Estimating the population abundance of tissue-infiltrating immune and stromal cell populations using gene expression

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Genome Biology201617:249

  • Received: 20 November 2016
  • Accepted: 20 November 2016
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The original article was published in Genome Biology 2016 17:218


After the publication of this work [1] it was noticed that the legend of Fig. 1a was incorrect. The correct legend should read: Flowchart of MCP-counter’s development and validation. It was also noted that in Fig. 2c the name of the last two genes was partially removed. The horizontal lines that were delineating the specificity of the displayed genes are missing. The corrected Fig. 2c is noted below.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Identification and qualitative validation of transcriptomic markers. a The MCP discovery series. pDC plasmacytoid dendritic cell, PBMC peripheral blood mononuclear cell. b Quartiles of MCP-counter scores on positive and control samples in the discovery and validation microenvironment series. Gray indicates missing values. c Representative transcriptomic markers and their corresponding expression patterns in the MCP discovery series

The equal contributors symbol was missing for authors Aurélien de Reyniès and Wolf H. Fridman. This has now been corrected.

In the PDF version of the article, equation 5 in the section ‘Correlation profiles of TM in microenvironment and tumor datasets’ is incorrect. Please see the correct equation below:
$$ {\uppi}_{\mathrm{k},\mathrm{j}}=\frac{{\mathrm{f}}_{\mathrm{S},\mathrm{j}}}{{\mathrm{f}}_k}=\frac{{\mathrm{g}}_{S,j}}{{\mathrm{g}}_k} $$

The publisher apologises for these errors.



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Authors’ Affiliations

INSERM UMR_S 1138, Cancer, Immune Control and Escape, Cordeliers Research Centre, Paris, France
Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Programme Cartes d’Identité des Tumeurs, Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer, Paris, France
Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Toulouse, Unité Mixte de Recherche, 1037 INSERM, Université Toulouse III, Toulouse, France
Department of Pathology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
INSERM, UMR_S1147, Paris, France


  1. Becht E, Giraldo NA, Lacroix L, Buttard B, Elarouci N, Petitprez F, et al. Estimating the population abundance of tissue-infiltrating immune and stromal cell populations using gene expression. Genome Biol. 2016;17:218.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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