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RNAither specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_12186
Name RNAither
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data RNAither provides a function to generate a suitable input text file for the pipeline from the experimental output data. It contains a header describing the experiment, and a table containing, for each well or spot, the spot number and type (e.g. control or empty), the siRNA and/or gene name, the signal intensities (default is two channels), the plate and experiment number and the position of the well on the plate, as well as, if available, SDs and/or background intensity of the signal values.
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages R
License Artistic License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 2.28.0
Stability Stable
limma, methods, R(>=2.10), biomaRt, geneplotter, RankProd, topGO, car, prada, splots
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Lars Kaderali <>

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PMCID: 4849665
PMID: 27124600
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005568

[…] commonly used in the hcv field instead of the uniprot id., statistical data analysis was performed in r (http://www.r-project.org). sirna screening data was analysed using the bioconductor package rnaither [], using lowess and negcontrol normalisation, and using p<0.05 as threshold for hit selection. individual follow-up experiments (figs and ) were statistically analysed using welch’s […]

PMCID: 4618338
PMID: 26485378
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004553

[…] as described before []., plots, statistics and other calculations were done using custom perl and sql scripts, and the r statistical package [] with additional packages gplots [], rocr [] and rnaither []. one-way anova with dunnett's post hoc test was performed using graphpad prism (graphpad software)., we thank john van dam and other members of the huynen lab for stimulating discussions, […]

PMCID: 4653387
PMID: 26254433
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv455

[…] in addition to the b-score, a number of other noise reducing methods based on polynomial least squares fit have been published () and implemented in open source bioconductor packages cellhts () and rnaither () and platforms such as hitpick (). for example, the locally weighted scatterplot smoothing (loess-fit) is based on fitting a distribution surface on the whole plate data matrix. despite […]

PMCID: 3937324
PMID: 24586175
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003981

[…] sirnas targeting irf3 and mavs were used as positive controls, and a non-targeting (nt) sirna served as the negative control., the bioinformatics analysis of the sirna screen was facilitated by the rnaither package of bioconductor in r . the screen was performed in duplicate. the mean percent gfp-positive cells was calculated for each gene (the screen was performed in duplicate), […]

PMCID: 3834839
PMID: 24049077
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt836

[…] of plasma membrane-incorporated ts-o45-g to the total amount of expressed protein. a median of secretion rates in all cells was then deduced based on all acquired images in each well. r and the ‘rnaither' package (http://www.bioconductor.org/) were used for normalization of experimental replicates. for cross-experiment comparisons, the median of the negative control (‘all stars’ sirna) […]

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RNAither institution(s)
Viroquant Research Group Modeling, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; Theoretical Bioinformatics, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
RNAither funding source(s)
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF, grant number 01313923 (FORSYS/Viroquant)

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