The pseudogene databases, including Pseudofam and PseudoPipe, have been extremely helpful for a project I am working on, and I was wondering if you knew how it would be possible to compare the DNA sequence of a human gene with all the pseudogenes on the PseudoPipe resources. I am looking to identify pseudogenes that may be related to the genes I am working with. I was hoping there was a way to devise this information by BLAST comparing the DNA sequence a specific gene with the sequences from all the pseudogenes in the genome, similar to NCBI BLAST or UniProt BLAST feature.
Any help or insight would be appreciated.
If you have many genes to query, may be you can use BLAST+ (https://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi?CMD=Web&PAGE_TYPE=BlastDocs&DOC_TYPE=Download) to build your own tool. You can then download the sequences of all pseudogenes and make a BLAST database (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279688/ ) from which you can query.