Question: How To Deal With Redundant Read For Chip-Exo?
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5.7 years ago by
Hanfei Sun60
Hanfei Sun60 wrote:

The main idea of this technology is introduced in this paper:

Comprehensive Genome-wide Protein-DNA Interactions Detected at Single-Nucleotide Resolution

It seems can give better result than ChIP-seq.

However, there are much fewer regions that a tag can map to, which leads to a lot of redundant reads.

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I don't think only single read should be kept if redundant ones exist.. However, I also think use a maximum number (for example, 5) is also arbitrary. (If there's a distribution model, it would be more reasonable) I saw several threads about how to deal with redundant reads, but didn't find anyone solve it. Does anyone have any idea about that?

ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.7 years ago by Ying W3.7k • written 5.7 years ago by Hanfei Sun60

@samuthing: Are you in a position to suggests modifications to the protocol? In short, you can add a degenerate barcode to the reads in order to combat PCR artifacts/amplicons. I can elaborate in an answer if it would be helpful.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Steve Lianoglou4.8k

@Steve Lianoglou:It's not about the protocol. Just for peak-calling, when I use MACS, I found it may be not very suitable for ChIP-exo experiment.. I'm working on Computational biology and don't quite understand why adding barcode can combat PCR artifacts. Could you explain a little more?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Hanfei Sun60
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5.7 years ago by
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 74k
University Park, USA
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 74k wrote:

The only reason to remove duplicates in other experiments is that the likelihood of producing identical reads naturally is very low when compared to the rate of PCR artifacts. But this does not mean that one should always automatically remove duplicates.

The method that you cite allows for a far more accurate identification of the binding sites, therefore most of the duplicates will be natural ones that should not be removed as they indicate occupancy levels.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 74k
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5.6 years ago by
Ying W3.7k
South San Francisco, CA
Ying W3.7k wrote:

You might want to take a look at this paper

"We describe a general approach for utilizing reads that map to multiple locations on the reference genome (multi-reads). Our approach is based on allocating multi-reads as fractional counts using a weighted alignment scheme"

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.6 years ago by Ying W3.7k
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