BS-virus-finder: virus integration calling using bisulfite sequencing data

Shengjie Gao, Xuesong Hu, Fengping Xu, Changduo Gao, Kai Xiong, Xiao Zhao, Haixiao Chen, Shancen Zhao, Mengyao Wang, Dongke Fu, Xiaohui Zhao, Jie Bai, Likai Mao, Bo Li, Song Wu, Jian Wang, Shengbin Li, Huangming Yang, Lars Bolund, Christian N S Pedersen

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Background: DNA methylation plays a key role in the regulation of gene expression and carcinogenesis. Bisulfite sequencing studies mainly focus on calling SNP, DMR, and ASM. Until now, only a few software tools focus on virus integration using bisulfite sequencing data.

Findings: We have developed a new and easy-to-use software tool, named BS-virus-finder (BSVF, RRID:SCR_015727), to detect viral integration breakpoints in whole human genomes. The tool is hosted at

Conclusions: BS-virus-finder demonstrates high sensitivity and specificity. It is useful in epigenetic studies and to reveal the relationship between viral integration and DNA methylation. BS-virus-finder is the first software tool to detect virus integration loci by using bisulfite sequencing data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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