EXPRSS: an Illumina based high-throughput expression-profiling method to reveal transcriptional dynamics

Rallapalli, Ghanasyam, Kemen, Eric M, Robert-Seilaniantz, Alexandre, Segonzac, Cécile, Etherington, Graham J, Sohn, Kee Hoon, MacLean, Daniel and Jones, Jonathan D G (2014) EXPRSS: an Illumina based high-throughput expression-profiling method to reveal transcriptional dynamics. BMC Genomics, 15. ISSN 1471-2164

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Background: Next Generation Sequencing technologies have facilitated differential gene expression analysis through RNA-seq and Tag-seq methods. RNA-seq has biases associated with transcript lengths, lacks uniform coverage of regions in mRNA and requires 10–20 times more reads than a typical Tag-seq. Most existing Tag-seq methods either have biases or not high throughput due to use of restriction enzymes or enzymatic manipulation of 5’ ends of mRNA or use of RNA ligations.  Results: We have developed EXpression Profiling through Randomly Sheared cDNA tag Sequencing (EXPRSS) that employs acoustic waves to randomly shear cDNA and generate sequence tags at a relatively defined position (~150-200 bp) from the 3′ end of each mRNA. Implementation of the method was verified through comparative analysis of expression data generated from EXPRSS, NlaIII-DGE and Affymetrix microarray and through qPCR quantification of selected genes. EXPRSS is a strand specific and restriction enzyme independent tag sequencing method that does not require cDNA length-based data transformations. EXPRSS is highly reproducible, is high-throughput and it also reveals alternative polyadenylation and polyadenylated antisense transcripts. It is cost-effective using barcoded multiplexing, avoids the biases of existing SAGE and derivative methods and can reveal polyadenylation position from paired-end sequencing.  Conclusions: EXPRSS Tag-seq provides sensitive and reliable gene expression data and enables high-throughput expression profiling with relatively simple downstream analysis.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: next generation sequencing,tag-seq,high throughput expression profiling,rna-seq,exprss
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Science > The Sainsbury Laboratory
Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Plant Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61290
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-341


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