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Question: The nucleotides on ENST00000347310 and ENST00000425614 do not agree on the same chromosomal position (67240275)
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Using my own calculations (which I have looked over many times), the 1-based chromosomal position 67240275 corresponds to a 1-based position of 1142 on ENST00000347310 and a 1-based position of 427 on ENST00000425614. Using the sequences straight from ensembl's Grch37.cds.all.fa file, I wanted to make sure that nucleotide at position 1142 on ENST00000347310 matched the nucleotide at position 427 on ENST00000425614. However, for the first transcript I get a nucleotide 'G', and for the latter I get 'C'. What could be the source of this mismatch?

ADD COMMENTlink 5.3 years ago pwg46 • 370 • updated 5.2 years ago Biostar 20
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I looked at the exon/intron sequences for both of these transcripts. One transcript has 11 exons and the other has six. The position in question falls within a 103-mer exon:


The chromosomal positions for this exon are 67,240,179 through 67,240,281 (i.e., encompassing 67,240,275). The starting point for this exon is at 331bp in one transcript and 1,217bp in the other. These numbers are from adding up the lengths of the exons beforehand.

That chromosomal position is 6bp from the end of this exon. In other words, it appears that your nucleotide positions are referring to different exons; both transcripts share the next exon as well. I would double-check your math with the caveat that I did these calculations by hand with data from Ensembl and am, hopefully, correct.

ADD COMMENTlink 5.3 years ago Brice Sarver ♦ 2.6k

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