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An effective identification of alternative splicing events using junction arrays and RNA-Seq data

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EventPointer is an R package to identify alternative splicing events that involve either simple (case-control experiment) or complex experimental designs such as time course experiments and studies including paired-samples. The algorithm can be used to analyze data from either junction arrays (Affymetrix Arrays) or sequencing data (RNA-Seq). The software returns a data.frame with the detected alternative splicing events: gene name, type of event (cassette, alternative 3',...,etc), genomic position, statistical significance and increment of the percent spliced in (Delta PSI) for all the events. The algorithm can generate a series of files to visualize the detected alternative splicing events in IGV. This eases the interpretation of results and the design of primers for standard PCR validation.

Author: Juan Pablo Romero [aut], Juan A. Ferrer-Bonsoms [aut, cre], Pablo Sacristan [aut], Ander Muniategui [aut], Fernando Carazo [aut], Ander Aramburu [aut], Angel Rubio [aut]

Maintainer: Juan A. Ferrer-Bonsoms <jafhernandez at>

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biocViews AlternativeSplicing, DifferentialSplicing, ImmunoOncology, RNASeq, Sequencing, Software, TimeCourse, Transcription, mRNAMicroarray
Version 3.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.5 (R-3.4) (7 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.5.0), SGSeq, Matrix, SummarizedExperiment
Imports GenomicFeatures, stringr, GenomeInfoDb, igraph, MASS, nnls, limma, matrixStats, RBGL, prodlim, graph, methods, utils, stats, doParallel, foreach, affxparser, GenomicRanges, S4Vectors, IRanges, qvalue, cobs, rhdf5, BSgenome, Biostrings, glmnet, abind, iterators, lpSolve, poibin, speedglm, tximport, fgsea
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