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Detection of gene cis-regulatory element perturbations in single-cell transcriptomes

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Polyadenylated guide RNAs retain activity and are robustly detectable in dT-primed reverse transcription.

(A) Schematic of poly adenine-tailed gRNA (25A-gRNA) structure. Highlighted regions constitute the gRNA transcript, while unhighlighted regions flanking the gRNA transcript are part of the plasmid but not the transcript. The FE-modified gRNA hairpin is as in Chen et al. [32] (B) Flow cytometry plot comparing effectiveness of three wildtype gRNAs (wt-gRNAs) and 25A-gRNAs at knockout of GFP in Zfp42GFP mESCs after stable transfection along with Cas9. Horizontal segments indicate gates for GFP+ and GFP- cells (C) RT-qPCR comparison of wt-gRNA vs 25A-gRNA abundance using two different forms of dT priming, normalized to Actb expression.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008789.g001