Chromothripsis pp 265-278 | Cite as

Chromothripsis Detection and Characterization Using the CTLPScanner Web Server

  • Jian Yang
  • Bo Liu
  • Haoyang Cai
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1769)


Accurate detection of chromothripsis event is important to study the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon. CTLPScanner ( is a web-based tool for identification and annotation of chromothripsis-like pattern (CTLP) in genomic array data. In this chapter, we illustrate the utility of CTLPScanner for screening chromosome pulverization regions and give interpretation of the results. The web interface offers a set of parameters and thresholds for customized screening. We also provide practical recommendations for effective chromothripsis detection. In addition to the user data processing module, CTLPScanner contains more than 50,000 preprocessed oncogenomic arrays, which allow users to explore the presence of chromothripsis signatures from public data resources.

Key words

Chromothripsis detection CTLPScanner Web server Metadata analysis SNP array Array CGH Chromosome pulverization 



This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China [grant number 31571314 and U1603120].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Growth, Metabolism, and Aging, Key Laboratory of Bio-Resources and Eco-Environment, College of Life SciencesSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of BiotherapyCollaborative Innovation Center of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan UniversityChengduChina

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