Isoform Inference From RNA-Seq Samples Based on Gene Structures on Chromosomes
Yan Ji, Jia Wei
R&D Information, AstraZeneca, Shanghai, China.
DOI: 10.4236/jbm.2013.11001   PDF   HTML     5,555 Downloads   12,841 Views   Citations


The emerging RNA-Seq technology makes it possible to infer splicing variants from millions of short sequence reads. Here we present a method to identify isoforms by their specific signatures on chromosomes including both exons and junctions. By applying this method to a RNA-Seq dataset of gastric cancer, we showed that our method is more accurate and sensitive than other isoform inference tools such as RSEM and Cufflinks. By constructing a network from gene list identified by our method but missed by other tools, we found that some cancer-related genes enriched in network modules have significant implications for cancer drug discovery.

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Ji, Y. and Wei, J. (2013) Isoform Inference From RNA-Seq Samples Based on Gene Structures on Chromosomes. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 1, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2013.11001.

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