MSIsensor-pro: Fast, Accurate, and Matched-normal-sample-free Detection of Microsatellite Instability.
Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics 2020 Mar 12 [epub ahead of print]
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is a key biomarker for cancer therapy and prognosis. Traditional experimental assays are laborious and time-consuming, and next-generation sequencing-based computational methods do not work on leukemia samples, paraffin-embedded samples, or patient-derived xenografts/organoids, due to the requirement of matched normal samples. Herein, we developed MSIsensor-pro, an open-source single sample MSI scoring method for research and clinical applications. MSIsensor-pro introduces a multinomial distribution model to quantify polymerase slippages for each tumor sample and a discriminative site selection method to enable MSI detection without matched normal samples. We demonstrate that MSIsensor-pro is an ultrafast, accurate, and robust MSI calling method. Using samples with various sequencing depths and tumor purities, MSIsensor-pro significantly outperformed the current leading methods in both accuracy and computational cost. MSIsensor-pro is available at https://github.com/xjtu-omics/msisensor-pro and free for non-commercial use, while a commercial license is provided upon request.
Jia, Peng; Yang, Xiaofei; Guo, Li; Liu, Bowen; Lin, Jiadong; Liang, Hao; Sun, Jianyong; Zhang, Chengsheng; and Ye, Kai, "MSIsensor-pro: Fast, Accurate, and Matched-normal-sample-free Detection of Microsatellite Instability." (2020). Faculty Research Ahead of Print. 231.