- Introduction.- Computational analysis of PAR-CLIP data.- Transcriptome-wide analysis of regulatory interactions of the RNA-binding protein HuR.- Binding site occupancy with competition interactions in equilibrium.- Circular RNAs are a large class of animal RNAs with regulatory potency.- Discussion.- Methods.
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The work described in this book is an excellent example of interdisciplinary research in systems biology. It shows how concepts and approaches from the field of physics can be efficiently used to answer biological questions and reports on a novel methodology involving creative computer-based analyses of high-throughput biological data. Many of the findings described in the book, which are the result of collaborations between the author (a theoretical scientist) and experimental biologists and between different laboratories, have been published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals such as Molecular Cell and Nature. However, while those publications address different aspects of post-transcriptional gene regulation, this book provides readers with a complete, coherent and logical view of the research project as a whole. The introduction presents post-transcriptional gene regulation from a distinct angle, highlighting aspects of information theory and evolution and laying the groundwork for the questions addressed in the subsequent chapters, which concern the regulation of the transcriptome as the primary functional carrier of active genetic information. (source: Nielsen Book Data)