Question: Finding cancer gene sequences
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13 months ago by
banerjeeshayantan110 wrote:

Where do I find gene sequences of cancer genes? I know cancer datasets are restrictive, but can we find the nucleotide sequences of the genes that cause cancer? I would explain a bit more what I am trying to do
Say I have a mutation in BRCA1 at location x. Now how do I find the sequence of BRCA1 gene such that I can look at the neighborhood of location x instead of downloading the whole genome?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 13 months ago by genomax67k • written 13 months ago by banerjeeshayantan110

use ensembl or UCSC or NCBI genome browsers for gene of interest (here BRCA1)

ADD REPLYlink modified 13 months ago • written 13 months ago by cpad011211k
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13 months ago by
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Nicolas Rosewick7.6k wrote:

You can use ENSEMBL genome viewer . Example with BRCA1 : http://www.ensembl.org/Homo_sapiens/Location/View?db=core;g=ENSG00000012048;r=17:43044295-43170245

You can search for gene or genomic region/position

ADD COMMENTlink written 13 months ago by Nicolas Rosewick7.6k

Thanks! How can I download the gene sequence?

ADD REPLYlink written 13 months ago by banerjeeshayantan110

Got it. You can do export data to get the fasta sequence. Thanks for your help

ADD REPLYlink written 13 months ago by banerjeeshayantan110

One follow up question. So the link that you shared has the BRCA1 gene in chr17 from location 43,044,295-43,170,245 but in the cancer gene census as suggested by @genomax has BRCA1 gene from location 43045678..43124096 (link: https://cancer.sanger.ac.uk/cosmic/gene/analysis?ln=BRCA1).
Why does this difer?

ADD REPLYlink written 13 months ago by banerjeeshayantan110
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It looks like the region shown by COSMIC is just the coding region of the transcript ENST00000357654, whereas the Ensembl region of the gene includes multiple transcripts and their UTRs.

ADD REPLYlink written 13 months ago by Emily_Ensembl18k
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13 months ago by
genomax67k
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genomax67k wrote:

How about COSMIC census?

ADD COMMENTlink written 13 months ago by genomax67k

But I thought gene census has the mutation information for a particular driver gene. I want the gene sequence.

ADD REPLYlink modified 13 months ago • written 13 months ago by banerjeeshayantan110
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If you export the table you will get the coordinates. That will allow you to get the sequence via many different ways (samtools faidx, BioMart or biomaRt in R).

ADD REPLYlink modified 13 months ago • written 13 months ago by genomax67k
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