Comparison of capture-based method for transcriptome profiling of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tumor samples

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001005255 Other

Study Description

Background: The need for fresh frozen (FF) tissue limits implementing RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) in the clinic. The majority of clinical samples are stored as formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues. Exome capture platforms have been developed for RNA-seq from FFPE samples. However, these methods have not been systematically compared. Methods: Transcriptomic analysis of 32 FFPE tumor samples from 11 patients was performed using three exome capture-based methods: Agilent SureSelect V6, TWIST NGS Exome, and IDT XGen Exome Research Panel. We compared these methods to TruSeq RNA-seq of fresh frozen (FF-TruSeq) tumor samples from the same patients. We assessed the recovery of clinically relevant biological features. Results: The Spearman's correlation coefficients between the global expression profiles of the three capture-based methods from FFPE and matched FF-TruSeq were high (rho = 0.72-0.9, p < 0.05). A significant correlation between the expression of key immune genes between individual capture-based methods and FF-TruSeq (rho = 0.76-0.88, p < 0.05) was observed. All ... (Show More)

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This dataset includes all FASTQ files for 11 samples where different capture-based methods for transcriptome profiling have been tested. Specifically, we have the 'traditional' RNA-seq experiment with fresh frozen (FF) material, and 3 different capture methods for the matching formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples: Agilent (AGI), IDT, and Twist Biosciences (TBS). In total, there are 43 samples with paired-end FASTQ files (1 sample did not have sufficient material to test all methods). ... (Show More)
Illumina HiSeq 2500,Illumina HiSeq 4000 43

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