Chromothripsis Detection and Characterization Using the CTLPScanner Web Server
Accurate detection of chromothripsis event is important to study the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon. CTLPScanner (http://cgma.scu.edu.cn/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 wordsChromothripsis 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].