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Application of massively parallel sequencing to microRNA profiling and discovery in human embryonic stem cells

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Research, April 2008
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Application of massively parallel sequencing to microRNA profiling and discovery in human embryonic stem cells
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Genome Research, April 2008
DOI 10.1101/gr.7179508
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Ryan D. Morin, Michael D. O’Connor, Malachi Griffith, Florian Kuchenbauer, Allen Delaney, Anna-Liisa Prabhu, Yongjun Zhao, Helen McDonald, Thomas Zeng, Martin Hirst, Connie J. Eaves, Marco A. Marra, Morin RD, O'Connor MD, Griffith M, Kuchenbauer F, Delaney A, Prabhu AL, Zhao Y, McDonald H, Zeng T, Hirst M, Eaves CJ, Marra MA, R. D. Morin, M. D. O'Connor, M. Griffith, F. Kuchenbauer, A. Delaney, A.-L. Prabhu, Y. Zhao, H. McDonald, T. Zeng, M. Hirst, C. J. Eaves, M. A. Marra


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging as important, albeit poorly characterized, regulators of biological processes. Key to further elucidation of their roles is the generation of more complete lists of their numbers and expression changes in different cell states. Here, we report a new method for surveying the expression of small RNAs, including microRNAs, using Illumina sequencing technology. We also present a set of methods for annotating sequences deriving from known miRNAs, identifying variability in mature miRNA sequences, and identifying sequences belonging to previously unidentified miRNA genes. Application of this approach to RNA from human embryonic stem cells obtained before and after their differentiation into embryoid bodies revealed the sequences and expression levels of 334 known plus 104 novel miRNA genes. One hundred seventy-one known and 23 novel microRNA sequences exhibited significant expression differences between these two developmental states. Owing to the increased number of sequence reads, these libraries represent the deepest miRNA sampling to date, spanning nearly six orders of magnitude of expression. The predicted targets of those miRNAs enriched in either sample shared common features. Included among the high-ranked predicted gene targets are those implicated in differentiation, cell cycle control, programmed cell death, and transcriptional regulation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 5%
United Kingdom 6 2%
China 4 1%
Germany 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Other 10 3%
Unknown 270 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 116 36%
Student > Ph. D. Student 97 30%
Professor > Associate Professor 23 7%
Student > Master 18 6%
Student > Bachelor 15 5%
Other 54 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 244 76%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 31 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 5%
Unspecified 9 3%
Computer Science 8 2%
Other 16 5%

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