In depth analysis of the Sox4 gene locus that consists of sense and natural antisense transcripts

King-Hwa Ling, Peter J. Brautigan, Sarah Moore, Rachel Fraser, Melody Pui-Yee Leong, Jia-Wen Leong, Shahidee Zainal Abidin, Han-Chung Lee, Pike-See Cheah, Joy M. Raison, Milena Babic, Young Kyung Lee, Tasman Daish, Deidre M. Mattiske, Jeffrey R. Mann, David L. Adelson, Paul Q. Thomas, Christopher N. Hahn, Hamish S. Scott

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SRY (Sex Determining Region Y)-Box 4 or Sox4 is an important regulator of the pan-neuronal gene expression during post-mitotic cell differentiation within the mammalian brain. Sox4 gene locus has been previously characterized with multiple sense and overlapping natural antisense transcripts [1] and [2]. Here we provide accompanying data on various analyses performed and described in Ling et al. [2]. The data include a detail description of various features found at Sox4 gene locus, additional experimental data derived from RNA-Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (RNA-FISH), Western blotting, strand-specific reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), gain-of-function and in situ hybridization (ISH) experiments. All the additional data provided here support the existence of an endogenous small interfering- or PIWI interacting-like small RNA known as Sox4_sir3, which origin was found within the overlapping region consisting of a sense and a natural antisense transcript known as Sox4ot1.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-290
Number of pages9
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


  • endogenous siRNA
  • brain development
  • natural antisense transcripts

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