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Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan;43(Database issue):D737-42. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1110. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

Tissue-specific transcriptome sequencing analysis expands the non-human primate reference transcriptome resource (NHPRTR).

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109, USA Washington National Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA.
  • 2National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA honey@uw.edu.
  • 3National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA.
  • 4Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA Institute for Computational Biology (ICB), Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA.
  • 5Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
  • 6Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA 92122, USA.
  • 7Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109, USA Washington National Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA honey@uw.edu.
  • 8Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA Institute for Computational Biology (ICB), Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI), Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA honey@uw.edu.

Abstract

The non-human primate reference transcriptome resource (NHPRTR, available online at http://nhprtr.org/) aims to generate comprehensive RNA-seq data from a wide variety of non-human primates (NHPs), from lemurs to hominids. In the 2012 Phase I of the NHPRTR project, 19 billion fragments or 3.8 terabases of transcriptome sequences were collected from pools of ∼ 20 tissues in 15 species and subspecies. Here we describe a major expansion of NHPRTR by adding 10.1 billion fragments of tissue-specific RNA-seq data. For this effort, we selected 11 of the original 15 NHP species and subspecies and constructed total RNA libraries for the same ∼ 15 tissues in each. The sequence quality is such that 88% of the reads align to human reference sequences, allowing us to compute the full list of expression abundance across all tissues for each species, using the reads mapped to human genes. This update also includes improved transcript annotations derived from RNA-seq data for rhesus and cynomolgus macaques, two of the most commonly used NHP models and additional RNA-seq data compiled from related projects. Together, these comprehensive reference transcriptomes from multiple primates serve as a valuable community resource for genome annotation, gene dynamics and comparative functional analysis.

© The Author(s) 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.

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