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CentroidAlign-Web: A Fast and Accurate Multiple Aligner for Long Non-Coding RNAs
AbstractDue to the recent discovery of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), multiple sequence alignment (MSA) of those long RNA sequences is becoming increasingly important for classifying and determining the functional motifs in RNAs. However, not only primary (nucleotide) sequences, but also secondary structures of ncRNAs are closely related to their function and are conserved evolutionarily. Hence, information about secondary structures should be considered in the sequence alignment of ncRNAs. Yet, in general, a huge computational time is required in order to compute MSAs, taking secondary structure information into account. In this paper, we describe a fast and accurate web server, called CentroidAlign-Web, which can handle long RNA sequences. The web server also appropriately incorporates information about known secondary structures into MSAs. Computational experiments indicate that our web server is fast and accurate enough to handle long RNA sequences. CentroidAlign-Web is freely available from http://centroidalign.ncrna.org/.
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Yonemoto, H.; Asai, K.; Hamada, M. CentroidAlign-Web: A Fast and Accurate Multiple Aligner for Long Non-Coding RNAs. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 6144-6156.View more citation formats
Yonemoto H, Asai K, Hamada M. CentroidAlign-Web: A Fast and Accurate Multiple Aligner for Long Non-Coding RNAs. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(3):6144-6156.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yonemoto, Haruka; Asai, Kiyoshi; Hamada, Michiaki. 2013. "CentroidAlign-Web: A Fast and Accurate Multiple Aligner for Long Non-Coding RNAs." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 3: 6144-6156.