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UMI4Cats: Processing, analysis and visualization of UMI-4C chromatin contact data

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UMI-4C is a technique that allows characterization of 3D chromatin interactions with a bait of interest, taking advantage of a sonication step to produce unique molecular identifiers (UMIs) that help remove duplication bias, thus allowing a better differential comparsion of chromatin interactions between conditions. This package allows processing of UMI-4C data, starting from FastQ files provided by the sequencing facility. It provides two statistical methods for detecting differential contacts and includes a visualization function to plot integrated information from a UMI-4C assay.

Author: Mireia Ramos-Rodriguez [aut, cre] , Marc Subirana-Granes [aut], Lorenzo Pasquali [aut]

Maintainer: Mireia Ramos-Rodriguez <mireiarr9 at gmail.com>

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Analyzing UMI-4C data with UMI4Cats HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Alignment, Coverage, Normalization, Preprocessing, QualityControl, Sequencing, Software, Visualization
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.12 (R-4.0) (3.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.0.0), SummarizedExperiment
Imports magick, cowplot, scales, GenomicRanges, ShortRead, zoo, ggplot2, reshape2, regioneR, IRanges, S4Vectors, magrittr, dplyr, BSgenome, Biostrings, DESeq2, R.utils, Rsamtools, stringr, Rbowtie2, methods, GenomeInfoDb, GenomicAlignments, RColorBrewer, utils, grDevices, stats, org.Hs.eg.db, annotate, TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19.knownGene, rlang, GenomicFeatures, BiocFileCache, rappdirs, fda, BiocGenerics
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URL https://github.com/Pasquali-lab/UMI4Cats
Bug Reports https://github.com/Pasquali-lab/UMI4Cats/issues
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