Nov 10, 2012

Human repetitive sequence densities are mostly negatively correlated with R/Y-based nucleosome-positioning motifs and positively correlated with W/S-based motifs

Genomics
Wentian LiMarco V José

Abstract

We examined statistical correlations between the frequencies of seven proposed nucleosome positioning motifs and the densities of repetitive sequences in the human genome. For both parametric and non-parametric measures of statistical correlations there is a tendency for repetitive sequence density to be negatively correlated with the density of R/Y-based nucleosome positioning motifs, while being positively correlated with that of W/S-based motifs. These results largely hold even when motifs are examined only within repeat-filtered sequences. The RRRRRYYYYY motif and its 5-base shift YYYYYRRRRR, in particular, is over-represented in the human genome; and its negative correlation is consistently present at different regions and at different length scales. For some other nucleosome positioning motifs, the relationship with repeats can be regional or length scale dependent. Considering the importance of nucleosome formation in epigenetic regulations, these results may provide new insight to the evolution of repetitive sequences.

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Mentioned in this Paper

Chromosomes, Human, Pair 20
Nucleosomes
Repetitive Region
Abnormal Degeneration
Molecular Helix
Decompression Sickness
Tandem Repeat Sequences
Selfish DNA
Helix (Snails)
Bending - Changing Basic Body Position

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