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An RNA-Seq Primer for Pulmonologists
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Sarah G. Chu, Sergio Poli De Frias, Benjamin A. Raby, Ivan O. Rosas

European Respiratory Journal 2019; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01625-2018

Abstract

With the evolution of high throughput sequencing technologies, the past decade has seen an exponential rise in the use of RNA sequencing (RNA-seq). RNA-seq has deepened our understanding of biological systems to unprecedented levels of resolution, identifying not only gene expression signatures but also regulatory RNA molecules that may play critical roles in disease pathogenesis. Pulmonary research has quickly incorporated this technology, from characterizing the IL-17 signature of steroid-unresponsive COPD patients [1] to discovering pathogen-host interactions of M. tuberculosis [2]. This mini-review provides an overview of core features and applications of RNA-seq to familiarize non-experts with the methodology and how it has impacted our understanding of lung pathophysiology.

Footnotes

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Conflict of interest: Dr. Chu has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Raby reports grants from National Institutes of Health, during the conduct of the study.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Rosas reports grants from National Institutes of Health, during the conduct of the study.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Poli has nothing to disclose.

  • Received August 26, 2018.
  • Accepted September 16, 2019.
  • Copyright ©ERS 2019