Evidence of extensive alternative splicing in post mortem human brain HTT transcription by mRNA sequencing

Academic Article


  • Despite 20 years since its discovery, the gene responsible for Huntington's Disease, HTT, has still not had its function or transcriptional profile completely characterized. In response to a recent report by Ruzo et al. of several novel splice forms of HTT in human embryonic stem cell lines, we have analyzed a set of mRNA sequencing datasets from post mortem human brain from Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and neurologically normal control subjects to evaluate support for previously observed and to identify novel splice patterns. A custom analysis pipeline produced supporting evidence for some of the results reported by two previous studies of alternative isoforms as well as identifying previously unreported splice patterns. All of the alternative splice patterns were of relatively low abundance compared to the canonical splice form.
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  • PLoS One  Journal
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    Author List

  • Labadorf AT; Myers RH
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 10