Supporting data for “m6ASNP: a tool for annotating genetic variants by m6A function”
Dataset type: Genomic, Software
Data released on March 26, 2018
Large-scale genome sequencing projects have identified many genetic variants for diverse diseases. A major goal of these projects is to characterize these genetic variants to provide insight into their function and roles in diseases. N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is one of the most abundant RNA modifications in eukaryotes. Recent studies have revealed that aberrant m6A modifications are involved in many diseases. In this study, we present a user-friendly web server called “m6ASNP” that is dedicated to the identification of genetic variants targeting m6A modification sites. A random forest model was implemented in m6ASNP to predict whether the methylation status of an m6A site is altered by the variants surrounding the site. In m6ASNP, genetic variants in a standard VCF format are accepted as the input data, and the output includes an interactive table containing the genetic variants annotated by m6A function. In addition, statistical diagrams and a genome browser are provided to visualize the characteristics and annotate the genetic variants. Altogether, we believe that m6ASNP is a highly convenient tool that can be used to boost further functional studies investigating genetic variants. The web server “m6ASNP” is implemented in JAVA and PHP and is freely available at http://m6asnp.renlab.org.
Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):
Jiang, S., Xie, Y., He, Z., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Chen, L., … Ren, J. (2018). m6ASNP: a tool for annotating genetic variants by m6A function. GigaScience, 7(5). doi:10.1093/gigascience/giy035