Nov 9, 2018

Differential binding cell-SELEX method to identify cell-specific aptamers using high-throughput sequencing

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Karlis PleikoUna Riekstina


Aptamers have in recent years emerged as a viable alternative to antibodies. High-throughput sequencing (HTS) has revolutionized aptamer research by increasing the number of reads from a few (using Sanger sequencing) to millions (using an HTS approach). Despite the availability and advantages of HTS compared to Sanger sequencing, there are only 50 aptamer HTS sequencing samples available on public databases. HTS data in aptamer research are primarily used to compare sequence enrichment between subsequent selection cycles. This approach does not take full advantage of HTS because the enrichment of sequences during selection can be due to inefficient negative selection when using live cells. Here, we present a differential binding cell-SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) workflow that adapts the FASTAptamer toolbox and bioinformatics tool edgeR, which are primarily used for functional genomics, to achieve more informative metrics about the selection process. We propose a fast and practical high-throughput aptamer identification method to be used with the cell-SELEX technique to increase the aptamer selection rate against live cells. The feasibility of our approach is demonstrated by performing aptame...Continue Reading

  • References
  • Citations


  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations


  • This paper may not have been cited yet.

Mentioned in this Paper

Conventional (Clear Cell) Renal Cell Carcinoma
Selex Aptamer Technique
Cell Differentiation Process
High Throughput Analysis
Dideoxy Chain Termination DNA Sequencing
High-Throughput RNA Sequencing

About this Paper

Related Feeds

BioRxiv & MedRxiv Preprints

BioRxiv and MedRxiv are the preprint servers for biology and health sciences respectively, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Here are the latest preprint articles (which are not peer-reviewed) from BioRxiv and MedRxiv.

Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell

Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma is a tumor that arises in the female genital tract and is characterized by cells that appear clear under the microscope. Discover the latest research here.

Bioinformatics in Biomedicine (Preprints)

Bioinformatics in biomedicine incorporates computer science, biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics and statistics. Discover the latest preprints on bioinformatics in biomedicine here.