Finding cre recombinase in RNA-Seq reads
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Greg P ▴ 70

I am analyzing some RNA-Seq data from mice that have a conditional knockout of a certain gene using the Lox-cre system. I am told, however, that the cre recombinase was accidentally placed inside the exon of a gene. I have two questions

  1. Is it feasible to find the sequence of the cre recombinase in the RNA-Seq reads (FASTQ files)?
  2. If so, how could this be done?
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While @harold.smith.tarheel's grep method may work to give you a quick yay/nay indication, you may want to take the cre sequence, create a quick index with an aligner of your choice and align.

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@harold.smith.tarheel Hi Harold, could you tell me clearly how to find my Cre gene expression in Fastq file (better if you provide some example code) Thanks in advance

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Do not add answers unless you're answering the top level question. Use Add Comment or Add Reply instead. I've moved your post to a comment on the top level post for now, but please be more careful in the future.

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  1. If the gene that contains cre is transcribed, then yes.

  2. It's as simple as searching the FASTQs for the 5' or 3' sequence of the cre transgene (e.g., using grep).

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