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Using Trawler_standalone to discover overrepresented motifs in DNA and RNA sequences derived from various experiments including chromatin immunoprecipitation.

Genome-wide location analysis has become a standard technology to unravel gene regulation networks. The accurate characterization of nucleotide signatures in sequences is key to uncovering the regulatory logic but remains a computational challenge. This protocol describes how to best characterize these signatures (motifs) using the …

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Sequence progressive alignment, a framework for practical large-scale probabilistic consistency alignment

Motivation: Multiple sequence alignment is a cornerstone of comparative genomics. Much work has been done to improve methods for this task, particularly for the alignment of small sequences, and especially for amino acid sequences. However, less work has been done in making promising methods that …

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Trawler: de novo regulatory motif discovery pipeline for chromatin immunoprecipitation.

We developed Trawler, the fastest computational pipeline to date, to efficiently discover over-represented motifs in chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) experiments and to predict their functional instances. When we applied Trawler to data from yeast and mammals, 83% of the known binding sites were accurately called, often …

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The discovery, positioning and verification of a set of transcription-associated motifs in vertebrates

We have developed several new methods to investigate transcriptional motifs in vertebrates. We developed a specific alignment tool appropriate for regions involved in transcription control, and exhaustively enumerated all possible 12-mers for involvement in transcription by virtue of their mammalian conservation. We then used deeper …