Single-cell inference of class-switch recombination (sciCSR) is a computational method that analyzes single-cell RNA sequencing data to deduce the temporal trajectory of how B cells develop antibody response.
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This is a summary of: Ng, J. C. F. et al. sciCSR infers B cell state transition and predicts class-switch recombination dynamics using single-cell transcriptomic data. Nat. Methods https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-023-02060-1 (2023).
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‘Snipping’ the transcriptome unravels the dynamics of antibody response. Nat Methods (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-023-02061-0