Question: Non-synonomous mutations fall on CDS and (Intron/UTR) due to alternative transcripts of same gene
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Chirag Nepal2.2k
Chirag Nepal2.2k wrote:

Hi There,

Some of the annotated non synonymous SNPs (from annovar or polyphen), fall on both  inton/CDS. This is possible due to alternative splicing of genes, where a part of CDS could be intron/UTR of alternative transcript of the same gene.

So, the question is, is it good practice to include such SNVs (and genes) in downstream analysis. Or just exclude them.


Thanks !


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ADD COMMENTlink written 5.2 years ago by Chirag Nepal2.2k

You may have to take into account the abundance of different isoforms  in your tissue of interest. Depending on which isoform has been predominantly expressed, you may have to prioritize different effects of the same variant on different isoforms. For human, you may use GTEx data to find this information. Frankly speaking, this could get little trickier as you may expect different isoforms to be expressed in equal proportion. 

ADD REPLYlink written 5.2 years ago by Ashutosh Pandey12k

I do not have RNA-seq data to look which isform is more expressed. Not sure, if i should include or exclude such SNVs in the final list of high confidence SNVs. However, i see that when using GenomeMusic, it might exclude such cases, because it reported N number of SNVs were intronic.


ADD REPLYlink written 5.1 years ago by Chirag Nepal2.2k
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