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Applications of computational algorithm tools to identify functional SNPs
, , , Choudhury P, Sinha P, Hota P, Batra U.P, Rao S.
Published in Springer Science and Business Media LLC
PMID: 18563462
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Pages: 309 - 316
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common type of genetic variations in humans. Understanding the functions of SNPs can greatly help to understand the genetics of the human phenotype variation and especially the genetic basis of human complex diseases. The method to identify functional SNPs from a pool, containing both functional and neutral SNPs is challenging by experimental protocols. To explore possible relationships between genetic mutation and phenotypic variation, different computational algorithm tools like Sorting Intolerant from Tolerant, Polymorphism Phenotyping, UTRscan, FASTSNP, and PupaSuite were used for prioritization of high-risk SNPs in coding region (exonic nonsynonymous SNPs) and noncoding regions (intronic and exonic 5′ and 3′-untranslated region (UTR) SNPs). In this work, we have analyzed the SNPs that can alter the expression and function of transcriptional factor TP53 as a pipeline and for providing a guide to experimental work. We identified the possible mutations and proposed modeled structure for the mutant proteins and compared them with the native protein. These nsSNPs play a critical role in cancer association studies aiming to explain the disparity in cancer treatment responses as well as to improve the effectiveness of the cancer treatments. Our results endorse the study with in vivo experimental protocols. © Springer-Verlag 2008.
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JournalData powered by TypesetFunctional & Integrative Genomics
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