3USS: a web server for detecting alternative 3'UTRs from RNA-seq experiments.

Loredana Le Pera, Mariagiovanna Mazzapioda, Anna Tramontano

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Protein-coding genes with multiple alternative polyadenylation sites can generate mRNA 3'UTR sequences of different lengths, thereby causing the loss or gain of regulatory elements, which can affect stability, localization and translation efficiency. 3USS is a web-server developed with the aim of giving experimentalists the possibility to automatically identify alternative 3 ': UTRs (shorter or longer with respect to a reference transcriptome), an option that is not available in standard RNA-seq data analysis procedures. The tool reports as putative novel the 3 ': UTRs not annotated in available databases. Furthermore, if data from two related samples are uploaded, common and specific alternative 3 ': UTRs are identified and reported by the server.3USS is freely available at http://www.biocomputing.it/3uss_server.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1845-1847
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 22 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-I1-012-43
Acknowledgements: This project was supported by KAUST [Grant Number KUK-I1-012-43], PRIN 20108XYHJS and Epigenomics Flagship Project—EPIGEN. Funding for open access charge: KAUST.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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