chimera-package: A package for secondary analysis of fusion products

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The package imports fusion results from tophat-fusion, tophat-fusion-post, mapSplice, deFuse, fusionmap, bellerophontes, fusionfinder, fusionhunter, STAR, Rsubread, fusionCatcher. The package was design to facilitate the characterisation of fusion products events. Data upload: outputs for the above indicated fusion detection tools can be imported using importFusionData in a list of fSet objects. fSet-class offers various methods to extract information from the fSet objects. The fusion names can be extracted with fusionName function. The number of reads supporting a fusion event cam be extracted with the supportingReads function.

Filtering: The imported fusion list can be filtered using filterList

Annotation: Oncofuse can be installed in chimera with the function oncofuseInstallation Various information on the fusions location, on structural and functional domains affected by the fusion event as well as a prediction of the putative functional effect of the fusion on the cell can be obtained by using oncofuseRun.

chimeraSeqs generates the nucleotide sequence of a fusion transcript described in an fSet object. chimeraSeqSet does the same but on a list of fSet objects.

fusionPeptides allows to investigate if the fusion events generate also a fusion at protein level.

subreadRun allows to remap reads on the fused transcripts reconstructed with chimeraSeqs

Validation GapFiller is a seed-and-extend local assembler capable to produce (in-silico) longer and highly accurate sequences from a collection of Next Generation Sequencing reads. It can be installed in chimera with the function gapfillerInstallation. The function gapfillerRun allows to check if reads mapped by subreadRun over a fused transcript generated with chimeraSeqs are able to reconstruct by de novo assembly the fusion break-point.

Export The function prettyPrint converts the information stored in a list of fSet objects in a dataframe structure that is saved as tab delimited file.


Package: chimera
Type: Package
Version: 1.0
Date: 2014-31-07
License: Artistic-2.0


Raffaele A Calogero Maintainer: Raffaele A Calogero <>


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