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Relatively frequent switching of transcription start sites during cerebellar development

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, June 2017
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Relatively frequent switching of transcription start sites during cerebellar development
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BMC Genomics, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3834-z
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Peter Zhang, Emmanuel Dimont, Thomas Ha, Douglas J. Swanson, Winston Hide, Dan Goldowitz


Alternative transcription start site (TSS) usage plays important roles in transcriptional control of mammalian gene expression. The growing interest in alternative TSSs and their role in genome diversification spawned many single-gene studies on differential usages of tissue-specific or temporal-specific alternative TSSs. However, exploration of the switching usage of alternative TSS usage on a genomic level, especially in the central nervous system, is largely lacking. In this study, We have prepared a unique set of time-course data for the developing cerebellum, as part of the FANTOM5 consortium ( http://fantom.gsc.riken.jp/5/ ) that uses their innovative capturing of 5' ends of all transcripts followed by Helicos next generation sequencing. We analyzed the usage of all transcription start sites (TSSs) at each time point during cerebellar development that provided information on multiple RNA isoforms that emerged from the same gene. We developed a mathematical method that systematically compares the expression of different TSSs of a gene to identify temporal crossover and non-crossover switching events. We identified 48,489 novel TSS switching events in 5433 genes during cerebellar development. This includes 9767 crossover TSS switching events in 1511 genes, where the dominant TSS shifts over time. We observed a relatively high prevalence of TSS switching in cerebellar development where the resulting temporally-specific gene transcripts and protein products can play important regulatory and functional roles.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Unknown 43 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 30%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Other 4 9%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 14%
Computer Science 3 7%
Neuroscience 3 7%
Engineering 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 8 18%

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