Question: Advice on how to retrieve and analyze a set of promoters of many genes / to find putative TFs involved in gene expression reguolation based upon a list of co-expressed genes
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6 months ago by
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Milan - Italy)
Eisuan0 wrote:


I would ask you some questions.

Basically I have a list of genes that are co-expressed during a process of differentiation. This is based upon time-course RNA-seq data of which I have performed hierarchical clustering on a set of genes related to different GO terms.

Basically, I pasted the list into Cytoscape and utilized iRegulone for getting a list of putative TFs that may control the expression of these genes. The results I got seem pretty interesting. However, I would like to try other tools / predictive approaches I could perform on them. Have you any suggestions?

Regarding this point, I was considering to use some tools of the MEME suite for identifying common motifs in a set of "promoter regions" * defined for all genes of my list. So, basically the question is: how can I retrieve the sequences at fixed length from TSS of 60/100 genes at the same time? I was used to do that on EPD but I can't do that systematically.

I use R as main programming language

Thank you!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6 months ago • written 6 months ago by Eisuan0

could help if you tell which organism, or if you have the genome in Fasta and annotation (GFF3 or similar) it's trivial to write a Perl/Python script to retrieve all promoters.

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by JC12k

Hello! I am working on human lines. Are there some examples that I could use as a reference?

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by Eisuan0

Get a GTF file, extract the transcription start sites and then define a window of e.g. -500bp as a proxy for the promoter. No magic here.

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by ATpoint41k

use BioMart

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by JC12k
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