CLIP-seq data analysis software tools
Cross-Linking Immunoprecipitation associated to high-throughput sequencing (CLIP-seq) is a technique used to identify RNA directly bound to RNA-binding proteins across the entire transcriptome in cell or tissue samples. Recent technological and computational advances permit the analysis of many CLIP-seq samples simultaneously, allowing us to reveal the comprehensive network of RNA-protein interaction and to integrate it to other genome-wide analyses. Therefore, the design and quality management of the CLIP-seq analyses are of critical importance to extract clean and biological meaningful information from CLIP-seq experiments. The application of CLIP-seq technique to Argonaute 2 (Ago2) protein, the main component of the microRNA (miRNA)-induced silencing complex, reveals the direct binding sites of miRNAs, thus providing insightful information about the role played by miRNA(s).
(Bottini et al., 2017) Recent computational developments on CLIP-seq data analysis and microRNA targeting implications. Brief Bioinform.