September 22, 2019  |  

PRAPI: post-transcriptional regulation analysis pipeline for Iso-Seq.

Authors: Gao, Yubang and Wang, Huiyuan and Zhang, Hangxiao and Wang, Yongsheng and Chen, Jinfeng and Gu, Lianfeng

The single-molecule real-time (SMRT) isoform sequencing (Iso-Seq) based on Pacific Bioscience (PacBio) platform has received increasing attention for its ability to explore full-length isoforms. Thus, comprehensive tools for Iso-Seq bioinformatics analysis are extremely useful. Here, we present a one-stop solution for Iso-Seq analysis, called PRAPI to analyze alternative transcription initiation (ATI), alternative splicing (AS), alternative cleavage and polyadenylation (APA), natural antisense transcripts (NAT), and circular RNAs (circRNAs) comprehensively. PRAPI is capable of combining Iso-Seq full-length isoforms with short read data, such as RNA-Seq or polyadenylation site sequencing (PAS-seq) for differential expression analysis of NAT, AS, APA and circRNAs. Furthermore, PRAPI can annotate new genes and correct mis-annotated genes when gene annotation is available. Finally, PRAPI generates high-quality vector graphics to visualize and highlight the Iso-Seq results.The Dockerfile of PRAPI is available at[email protected].

Journal: Bioinformatics
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx830
Year: 2018

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