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A computational screen for site selective A-to-I editing detects novel sites in neuron specific Hu proteins

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A computational screen for site selective A-to-I editing detects novel sites in neuron specific Hu proteins
Background: Several bioinformatic approaches have previously been used to find novel sites of ADAR mediated A-to-I RNA editing in human. These studies have discovered thousands of genes that are hyper-edited in their non-coding intronic regions, especially in alu retrotransposable elements, but very few substrates that are siteselectively edited in coding regions. Known RNA edited substrates suggest, however, that site selective A-to-I editing is particularly important for normal brain development in mammals. Results: We have compiled a screen that enables the identification of new sites of site-selective editing, primarily in coding sequences. To avoid hyper-edited repeat regions, we applied our screen to the alu-free mouse genome. Focusing on the mouse also facilitated better experimental verification. To identify candidate sites of RNA editing, we first performed an explorative screen based on RNA structure and genomic sequence conservation. We further evaluated the results of the ...
Mats Ensterö, Örjan Åkerborg, Dani
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Mats Ensterö, Örjan Åkerborg, Daniel Lundin, Bei Wang, Terrence S. Furey, Marie Öhman, Jens Lagergren
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