H-DBAS: Human-transcriptome database for alternative splicing: Update 2010

Jun ichi Takeda, Yutaka Suzuki, Ryuichi Sakate, Yoshiharu Sato, Takashi Gojobori, Tadashi Imanishi*, Sumio Sugano

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H-DBAS (http://h-invitational.jp/h-dbas/) is a specialized database for human alternative splicing (AS) based on H-Invitational full-length cDNAs. In this update, for better annotations of AS events, we correlated RNA-Seq tag information to the AS exons and splice junctions. We generated a total of 148 376 598 RNA-Seq tags from RNAs extracted from cytoplasmic, nuclear and polysome fractions. Analysis of the RNA-Seq tags allowed us to identify 90 900 exons that are very likely to be used for protein synthesis. On the other hand, 254 AS junctions of human RefSeq transcripts are unique to nuclear RNA and may not have any translational consequences. We also present a new comparative genomics viewer so that users can empirically understand the evolutionary turnover of AS. With the unique experimental data closely connected with intensively curated cDNA information, H-DBAS provides a unique platform for the analysis of complex AS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbergkp984
Pages (from-to)D86-D90
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberSUPPL.1
StatePublished - Dec 7 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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