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ASePCR: Alternative splicing electronic RT-PCR in multiple tissues and organs

Title
ASePCR: Alternative splicing electronic RT-PCR in multiple tissues and organs
Authors
Kim N.Lim D.Lee S.Kim H.
Ewha Authors
이상혁
SCOPUS Author ID
이상혁scopus
Issue Date
2005
Journal Title
Nucleic Acids Research
ISSN
0305-1048JCR Link
Citation
Nucleic Acids Research vol. 33, no. SUPPL. 2, pp. W681 - W685
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
RT-PCR is one of the most powerful and direct methods to detect transcript variants due to alternative splicing (AS) that increase transcript diversity significantly in vertebrates. ASePCR is an efficient web-based application that emulates RT-PCR in various tissues. It estimates the amplicon size for a given primer pair based on the transcript models identified by the reverse e-PCR program of the NCBI. The tissue specificity of each PCR band is deduced from the tissue information of expressed sequence tag (EST) sequences compatible with each transcript structure. The output page shows PCR bands like a gel electrophoresis in various tissues. Each band in the output picture represents a putative isoform that could happen in a tissue-specific manner. It also shows the EST alignment and tissue information in the genome browser. Furthermore, the user can compare the AS patterns of orthologous genes in other species. The ASePCR, available at http:// genome.ewha.ac.kr/ASePCR/, supports the transcriptome models of the RefSeq, Ensembl, ECgene and AceView for human, mouse, rat and chicken genomes. It will be a valuable web resource to explore the transcriptome diversity associated with different tissues and organs in multiple species. © 2005 Oxford University Press.
DOI
10.1093/nar/gki407
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