Motif analysis in DNAse hypersensitivity regions uncovers distal cis elements associated with gene expression.
Mark Ziemann, Antony Kaspi, Ross Lazarus, Assam El-Osta
Bioinformation | Published : 2013
UNLABELLED: Reliable identification of cis regulatory elements influencing transcription remains a challenging problem in molecular bioinformatics. This is especially true for enhancer elements which are often located hundreds of kilobases from the gene promoter. High resolution DNase hypersensitivity and connectivity profiling by the ENCODE consortium provides evidence of millions of interacting cis-acting elements in the human genome. This prior knowledge can be incorporated into genome-wide expression analyses, in the form of gene sets sharing regulatory sequence motifs in known DNase hypersensitivity peak regions. High proportions of enrichment among the most extreme differentially trans..View full abstract