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Extensive relationship between antisense transcription and alternative splicing in the human genome

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Research, June 2011
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Title
Extensive relationship between antisense transcription and alternative splicing in the human genome
Published in
Genome Research, June 2011
DOI 10.1101/gr.113431.110
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Authors

A. S. Morrissy, M. Griffith, M. A. Marra

Abstract

To analyze the relationship between antisense transcription and alternative splicing, we developed a computational approach for the detection of antisense-correlated exon splicing events using Affymetrix exon array data. Our analysis of expression data from 176 lymphoblastoid cell lines revealed that the majority of expressed sense-antisense genes exhibited alternative splicing events that were correlated to the expression of the antisense gene. Most of these events occurred in areas of sense-antisense (SAS) gene overlap, which were significantly enriched in both exons and nucleosome occupancy levels relative to nonoverlapping regions of the same genes. Nucleosome occupancy was highly correlated with Pol II abundance across overlapping regions and with concomitant increases in local alternative exon usage. These results are consistent with an antisense transcription-mediated mechanism of splicing regulation in normal human cells. A comparison of the prevalence of antisense-correlated splicing events between individuals of Mormon versus African descent revealed population-specific events that may indicate the continued evolution of new SAS loci. Furthermore, the presence of antisense transcription was correlated to alternative splicing across multiple metazoan species, suggesting that it may be a conserved mechanism contributing to splicing regulation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 7%
Germany 4 3%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Denmark 2 1%
Norway 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Other 6 4%
Unknown 114 77%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 50 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 48 32%
Student > Master 12 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 11 7%
Student > Bachelor 8 5%
Other 19 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 109 74%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 16%
Unspecified 5 3%
Computer Science 4 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 2%
Other 4 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 August 2011.
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#2,007,457
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#1,362
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