Bioinformatics of alternative splicing and its regulation

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Abstract

The sequencing of the human genome and ensuing wave of data generation have brought new light upon the extent and importance of alternative splicing as an RNA regulatory mechanism. Alternative splicing could potentially explain the complexity of protein repertoire during evolution, and defects in the splicing mechanism are responsible for diseases as complex as cancer. Among the challenges that rise in light of these discoveries are cataloguing splice variation in the human and other eukaryotic genomes, and identifying and characterizing the splicing regulatory elements that control their expression. Bioinformatics efforts tackling these two questions are just at the beginning. This article is a survey of these methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-69
Number of pages15
JournalBriefings in bioinformatics
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alternative splicing
  • Gene indices
  • Genome-based clustering
  • Splice graph
  • Splicing enhancers
  • Splicing silencers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Molecular Biology

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