Sciweavers

Share
RECOMB
2008
Springer

A Fast, Alignment-Free, Conservation-Based Method for Transcription Factor Binding Site Discovery

12 years 5 months ago
A Fast, Alignment-Free, Conservation-Based Method for Transcription Factor Binding Site Discovery
As an increasing number of eukaryotic genomes are being sequenced, comparative studies aimed at detecting regulatory elements in intergenic sequences are becoming more prevalent. Most comparative methods for transcription factor (TF) binding site discovery make use of global or local alignments of orthologous regulatory regions to assess whether a particular DNA site is conserved across related organisms, and thus more likely to be functional. Since binding sites are usually short, sometimes degenerate, and often independent of orientation, alignment algorithms may not align them correctly. Here, we present a novel, alignment-free approach for incorporating conservation information into TF motif discovery. We relax the definition of conserved sites: we consider a DNA site within a regulatory region to be conserved in an orthologous sequence if it occurs anywhere in that sequence, irrespective of orientation. We use this definition to derive informative priors over DNA sequence position...
Raluca Gordân, Leelavati Narlikar, Alexander
Added 03 Dec 2009
Updated 03 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where RECOMB
Authors Raluca Gordân, Leelavati Narlikar, Alexander J. Hartemink
Comments (0)
books