GWIPS-viz: development of a ribo-seq genome browser

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Michel, Audrey M.
Fox, Gearoid
Kiran, Anmol M.
De Bo, Christof
O'Connor, Patrick B. F.
Heaphy, Stephen M.
Mullan, James P. A.
Donohue, Claire A.
Higgins, Desmond G.
Baranov, Pavel V.
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We describe the development of GWIPS-viz (, an online genome browser for viewing ribosome profiling data. Ribosome profiling (ribo-seq) is a recently developed technique that provides genome-wide information on protein synthesis (GWIPS) in vivo. It is based on the deep sequencing of ribosome-protected messenger RNA (mRNA) fragments, which allows the ribosome density along all mRNA transcripts present in the cell to be quantified. Since its inception, ribo-seq has been carried out in a number of eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. Owing to the increasing interest in ribo-seq, there is a pertinent demand for a dedicated ribo-seq genome browser. GWIPS-viz is based on The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Genome Browser. Ribo-seq tracks, coupled with mRNA-seq tracks, are currently available for several genomes: human, mouse, zebrafish, nematode, yeast, bacteria (Escherichia coli K12, Bacillus subtilis), human cytomegalovirus and bacteriophage lambda. Our objective is to continue incorporating published ribo-seq data sets so that the wider community can readily view ribosome profiling information from multiple studies without the need to carry out computational processing.
Generation sequencing data , High-resolution view , In-vivo , Nucleotide resolution , Profiling reveals , Translation , Elongation , Alignment , Database , Extensions
Michel, A. M., Fox, G., Kiran, A. M., De Bo, C., O’Connor, P. B. F., Heaphy, S. M., Mullan, J. P. A., Donohue, C. A., Higgins, D. G. and Baranov, P. V. (2014) 'GWIPS-viz: development of a ribo-seq genome browser', Nucleic Acids Research, 42(D1), pp. 859-864. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt1035