A Tool to Design Bridging Oligos Used to Detect Pseudouridylation Sites on RNA after CMC Treatment

Noncoding RNA. 2022 Sep 23;8(5):63. doi: 10.3390/ncrna8050063.


Pseudouridylation is one of the most abundant modifications found in RNAs. To identify the Pseudouridylation sites (Psi) in RNAs, several techniques have been developed, but the most common and robust is the CMC (N-cyclohexyl-N'-(2-morpholinoethyl)carbodiimide) treatment, which consists in the addition of an adduct on Psi that inhibits the reverse transcription. Here, we describe a turnkey method and a tool to design the bridging oligo (DBO), which is somewhat difficult to design. Finally, we propose a trouble-shooting guide to help users.

Keywords: CMC treatment; Oligonucleotide design; Pseudouridylation; snoRNA; tool.