Clustering and Comparison of Hierarchies in the Spatial Organization of Chromatin

Olga Pushkareva, Alexander Kurashenko, Uliana Moskvina, Anatoly R. Rubinov, Mikhail S. Gelfand

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Abstract

Recent development of high-throughput 3C-based technologies made it possible to study spatial organization of chromatin in the nucleus and revealed new units of chromatin organization- Topologically Associating Domains (TADs). Each such domain is comprized of DNA regions actively contacting with each other while having fewer contact outside the domain. TADs are conserved between cell lines and even between related species. While there exist numerous bioinformatics tools for the TADs identification, the choice of a method and its adjustable set of parameters influences the number of the identified TADs and their characteristics. Besides, one more common disadvantage is that the most methods may leave gaps between the identified TADs. This study aimed to develop a robust and universal tool which would overcome these limitations. We have developed and implemented an algorithm, that builds a hierarchical tree on Hi-C contact matrices and methods to calculate the differences between such trees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2018
EditorsHarald Schmidt, David Griol, Haiying Wang, Jan Baumbach, Huiru Zheng, Zoraida Callejas, Xiaohua Hu, Julie Dickerson, Le Zhang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2482-2487
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538654880
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 Dec 20186 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2018
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period3/12/186/12/18

Keywords

  • Chromatin
  • Hi-C
  • Topologically Associating Domains (TADs)

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