Question: How do I obtain gene names from ENSG values?
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13 months ago by
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nrickett0 wrote:


I have performed DGE using DESEQ2 (input htseq-count, following mapping by BWA-MEM) and have ended up with a list of differentially expressed genes in ENSG format. I was hoping there is a way to convert these into the actual human gene names.

Thanks very much for any help.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 13 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k • written 13 months ago by nrickett0
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


Three options:

1 - Use a reference annotation dataset in the analysis that includes the target gene names as an attribute. This is "gene_name" if using Cuffdiff and a GTF file; some other tools require gene_id (GTF) or Gene (if in GFF3 format). iGenomes is a good source if your genome/version is included (down the tar file locally, unpack it, then just upload the genes.gtf dataset to Galaxy).

2 - Find a file that maps the two IDs and use the tool Join two Datasets side by side on a specified field. The UCSC tables named like "xref" are one choice (if your genome is supported there):

3 - This will not work for your case, but for others wanting to map IDs, the tool UniProt ID mapping and retrieval is often helpful.

Hope that helps! Jen, Galaxy team

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