Full intronic deletions on a Whole-Exome Sequencing experiment
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bdelolmo ▴ 10

Hello,

I am interested in analyzing Structural Variation in a set of samples from a WES experiment. I have used Pindel and Delly, and surprisingly I have found weird breakpoints in some genes that indicate a full deletion of the intronic regions. Does anyone know if this is an artifact? I was thinking in a false prediction due to a pseudogene without intronic sequences, but I checked the exon-exon junction sequences (BLAT) and they mapped uniquely. This event is quite frequent (pict attached)

Many thanks,

Full-intronic deletion

CNV whole-exome sequencing WES deletion • 1.8k views
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First thing that comes to my mind is RNA contamination, but how would something like that happen...

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trausch ★ 1.8k

This is indeed most likely due to a processed pseudogene. The breakpoint sequence can still map uniquely if the processed pseudogene is not part of the reference. That's why it was actually called as a deletion by Delly, I think.

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