Jeffrey S. Glenn, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Simplified RNA secondary structure mapping by automation of SHAPE data analysis NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH Pang, P. S., Elazar, M., Pham, E. A., Glenn, J. S. 2011; 39 (22)


    SHAPE (Selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation analysed by primer extension) technology has emerged as one of the leading methods of determining RNA secondary structure at the nucleotide level. A significant bottleneck in using SHAPE is the complex and time-consuming data processing that is required. We present here a modified data collection method and a series of algorithms, embodied in a program entitled Fast Analysis of SHAPE traces (FAST), which significantly reduces processing time. We have used this method to resolve the secondary structure of the first ~900 nt of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome, including the entire core gene. We have also demonstrated the ability of SHAPE/FAST to detect the binding of a small molecule inhibitor to the HCV internal ribosomal entry site (IRES). In conclusion, FAST allows for high-throughput data processing to match the current high-throughput generation of data possible with SHAPE, reducing the barrier to determining the structure of RNAs of interest.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/nar/gkr773

    View details for Web of Science ID 000298186000004

    View details for PubMedID 21965531

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