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<tt>RNAsnoop</tt>: efficient target prediction for box H/ACA snoRNAs. Submitted.

Hakim Tafer, Stephanie Kehr, Jana Hertel, Ivo L. Hofacker, Peter F. Stadler


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Bioinformatics. 26: 610-616 (2010)


<b>Motivation:</b> all nucleolar RNAs are an abundant class of non-coding RNAs that guide chemical modifications of rRNAs, snRNAs, and some mRNAs. In the case of many "orphan" snoRNAs, the targeted nucleotides remain unknown, however. The box H/ACA subclass determines uridine residues that are to be converted into pseudouridines via specific complementary binding of in a well-defined secondary structure configuration that is outside the scope of common RNA (co-)folding algorithms. <br> <b>Results:</b> implements a dynamic programming algorithm that computes thermodynamically optimal H/ACA-RNA interactions in an efficient scanning variant. Complemented by an SVM-based machine-learning approach to distinguish true binding sites from spurious solutions and a system to evaluate comparative information, it presents an efficient and reliable tool for the prediction of H/ACA snoRNA target sites. We apply <tt>RNAsnoop</tt> to identify the snoRNAs that are responsible for several of the remaining ``orphan&#039;&#039; pseudouridine modifications in human rRNAs, and we assign a target to one of the five orphan H/ACA snoRNAs in <e>Drosophila</e>. <br> <b>Availability:</b> The C source code of <tt>RNAsnoop</tt> can be obtained under the GPL from <a href=""><tt></tt></a> <tt>RNAsnoop</tt>