Reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS) is a powerful method of DNA methylome profiling that can be applied to single cells. However, no previous report has described how PCR-based duplication-induced artifacts affect the accuracy of this method when measuring DNA methylation levels. For quantifying the effects of duplication-induced artifacts on methylome profiling when using ultra-trace amounts of starting material, we developed a novel method, namely quantitative RRBS (Q-RRBS), in ...[more]
Project description:Reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS) has been proven a powerful method in DNA methylome profiling. Since the initial development of this method, the RRBS protocol has been modified in order to optimize it for genomic coverage, starting material, and library-construction throughput, which has resulted in new methods such as enhanced RRBS (ERRBS), double-enzyme RRBS (dRRBS), gel-free and multiplexed RRBS (mRRBS), and single-cell RRBS (scRRBS). However, each of these methods has failed to address PCR-derived duplication artifacts, which can bias the results of DNA methylation analyses. To overcome the aforementioned complication, we developed quantitative RRBS (Q-RRBS), a method in which unique molecular identifiers (UMIs) are used to eliminate PCR-induced duplication. By performing Q-RRBS on varying amounts of starting material, we determined that duplication-induced artifacts were more severe when small quantities of the starting material were used. However, through using the UMIs, we successfully eliminated these artifacts. Our results demonstrate that Q-RRBS is an optimal strategy for DNA methylation profiling of single cells or samples containing ultra-trace amounts of cells. Overall design: Quantitative Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing (Q-RRBS) was performed on genomic DNA, single-cell (SC) samples to quantify the effects of duplication-induced artifacts on methylome profiling when using ultra-trace amounts of starting material.
Project description:We report the analysis of DNA methylation in mouse chromaffin cell lines using reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS). We compared DNA methylation profiles of cell lines with or without a knock-out of Sdhb gene, showing that Sdhb disruption results in a hypermethylator phenotype. Reduced representation bisulfite sequencing of 4 mouse chromaffin cell samples (2 Sdhb wild-type and 2 Sdhb knock-out).
Project description:Using 1 melanocyte and 6 melanoma cell line (3 pair of primary and metastatic), we generated base-resolution DNA methylation maps to document DNA methylation drivers of melanoma metastasis. Here we generated single-nucleotide resoultion DNA methylation map of a total of 7 cell lines using Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing (RRBS)
Project description:Molecular data from the collection of PDTX breast cancer models described in Bruna et al, 2016. Cell. It includes whole exome sequencing, shallow whole genome sequencing, expression arrays and reduced bisulfite representation sequencing (RRBS).