September 22, 2019  |  

Novel exons and splice variants in the human antibody heavy chain identified by single cell and single molecule sequencing.

Authors: Vollmers, Christopher and Penland, Lolita and Kanbar, Jad N and Quake, Stephen R

Antibody heavy chains contain a variable and a constant region. The constant region of the antibody heavy chain is encoded by multiple groups of exons which define the isotype and therefore many functional characteristics of the antibody. We performed both single B cell RNAseq and long read single molecule sequencing of antibody heavy chain transcripts and were able to identify novel exons for IGHA1 and IGHA2 as well as novel isoforms for IGHM antibody heavy chain.

Journal: PloS one
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117050
Year: 2015

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