Lncident – A Tool for Rapid Identification of Long Noncoding RNAs

More and more studies have demonstrated that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in diversity of biological process and are also associated with various types of disease. How to rapidly identify lncRNAs and messenger RNA is the fundamental step to uncover the function of lncRNAs identification.

Researchers at Jilin University have devloped a novel method for rapid identification of lncRNAs utilizing sequence intrinsic composition features and open reading frame information based on support vector machine model, named as Lncident (LncRNAs identification). The 10-fold cross-validation and ROC curve are used to evaluate the performance of Lncident. The main advantage of Lncident is high speed without the loss of accuracy. Compared with the exiting popular tools, Lncident outperforms Coding-Potential Calculator, Coding-Potential Assessment Tool, Coding-Noncoding Index, and PLEK. Lncident is also much faster than Coding-Potential Calculator and Coding-Noncoding Index. Lncident presents an outstanding performance on microorganism, which offers a great application prospect to the analysis of microorganism. In addition, Lncident can be trained by users’ own collected data. Furthermore, R package and web server are simultaneously developed in order to maximize the convenience for the users.

The framework of Lncident: containing data collection,
feature extraction, classification model construction, and model evaluation


Availability – The R package “Lncident” is available at http://csbl.bmb.uga.edu/mirrors/JLU/Lncident/index.php, which is applicable for multiple operating system platform. The web server of Lncident can be accessed by http://csbl.bmb.uga.edu/mirrors/JLU/Lncident/annotate.php.

Han S, Liang Y, Li Y, Du W. (2016) Lncident: A Tool for Rapid Identification of Long Noncoding RNAs Utilizing Sequence Intrinsic Composition and Open Reading Frame Information. Int J Genomics 2016:9185496. [article]

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