Dataset Open Access
These are the processed BCR repertoire sequence data that accompany the following manuscript: “Deep sequencing of B cell receptor repertoires from COVID-19 patients reveals strong convergent immune signatures”. The manuscript preprint is available at doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.20.106294. The raw sequence data are available on SRA under the BioProject PRJNA638224
The Immcantation framework (docker container v3.0.0) was used for sequence processing. Briefly, paired-end reads were joined based on a minimum overlap of 20 nt, and a max error of 0.2, and reads with a mean phred score below 20 were removed. Primer regions, including UMIs and sample barcodes, were then identified within each read, and trimmed. Together, the sample barcode, UMI, and constant region primer were used to assign molecular groupings for each read. Within each grouping, usearch, was used to subdivide the grouping, with a cutoff of 80% nucleotide identity, to account for randomly overlapping UMIs. Each of the resulting groupings is assumed to represent reads arising from a single RNA. Reads within each grouping were then aligned, and a consensus sequence determined. For each processed sequence, IgBlast was used to determine V, D and J gene segments, and locations of the CDRs and FWRs. Isotype was determined based on comparison to germline constant region sequences. Sequences annotated as unproductive by IgBlast were removed.
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