Federico Comoglio

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The Photo-Activatable Ribonucleoside-enhanced CrossLinking and ImmunoPrecipitation (PAR-CLIP) method was recently developed for global identification of RNAs interacting with proteins. The strength of this versatile method results from induction of specific T to C transitions at sites of interaction. However, current analytical tools do not distinguish(More)
At every cell cycle, faithful inheritance of metazoan genomes requires the concerted activation of thousands of DNA replication origins. However, the genetic and chromatin features defining metazoan replication start sites remain largely unknown. Here, we delineate the origin repertoire of the Drosophila genome at high resolution. We address the role of(More)
Polymers can be modeled as open polygonal paths and their closure generates knots. Knotted proteins detection is currently achieved via high-throughput methods based on a common framework insensitive to the handedness of knots. Here we propose a topological framework for the computation of the HOMFLY polynomial, an handedness-sensitive invariant. Our(More)
In metazoans, each cell type follows a characteristic, spatio-temporally regulated DNA replication program. Histone modifications (HMs) and chromatin binding proteins (CBPs) are fundamental for a faithful progression and completion of this process. However, no individual HM is strictly indispensable for origin function, suggesting that HMs may act(More)
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. " Sensitive and highly resolved identification of RNA-protein interaction sites in PAR-CLIP data. " BMC Bioinformatics 16 (1): 32. Abstract Background: PAR-CLIP is a recently developed Next Generation Sequencing-based method enabling(More)
Polycomb group proteins (PcG) exert conserved epigenetic functions that convey maintenance of repressed transcriptional states, via post-translational histone modifications and high order structure formation. During S-phase, in order to preserve cell identity, in addition to DNA information, PcG-chromatin-mediated epigenetic signatures need to be duplicated(More)
PAR-CLIP is a recently developed Next Generation Sequencing-based method enabling transcriptome-wide identification of interaction sites between RNA and RNA-binding proteins. The PAR-CLIP procedure induces specific base transitions that originate from sites of RNA-protein interactions and can therefore guide the identification of binding sites. However,(More)
We consider a set of sample counts obtained by sampling arbitrary fractions of a finite volume containing an homogeneously dispersed population of identical objects. We report a Bayesian derivation of the posterior probability distribution of the population size using a binomial likelihood and non-conjugate, discrete uniform priors under sampling with or(More)
MOTIVATION Rknots is a flexible R package providing tools for the detection and characterization of topological knots in biological polymers. The package is well documented and provides a simple syntax for data import and preprocessing, structure reduction, topological analyses and 2D and 3D visualization. Remarkably, Rknots is not limited to protein knots(More)
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins are major determinants of gene silencing and epigenetic 1 memory in higher eukaryotes. Here, we used a robust affinity purification mass spec-2 trometry (AP-MS) approach to systematically map the human PcG protein interactome, 3 uncovering an unprecedented breadth of PcG complexes. The obtained high density 4 protein(More)