Introduction

Single-cell sequencing is an emerging technology in the field of immunology and oncology that allows researchers to couple RNA quantification and other modalities, like immune cell receptor profiling at the level of an individual cell. A number of workflows and software packages have been created to process and analyze single-cell transcriptomic data. These packages allow users to take the vast dimensionality of the data generated in single-cell-based experiments and distill the data into novel insights. Unlike the transcriptomic field, there is a lack of options for software that allow for single-cell immune receptor profiling. Enabling users to easily combine RNA and immune profiling, the scRepertoire framework supports use of 10x, AIRR, BD, MiXCR, Omniscope, TRUST4, and WAT3R single-cell clonal formats and interaction with popular R-based single-cell data pipelines.

Applying Deep Learning to VDJ data

scRepertoire is compatible and integrated with the R packages Trex for convolutional-neural-network-based autoencoding of the T cell receptor and Ibex for the B cell receptor.

Installation

Installation of Master Branch

devtools::install_github("ncborcherding/scRepertoire")

Installing from Bioconductor

The current version of scRepertoire is also available on Bioconductor.

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))
    install.packages("BiocManager")

BiocManager::install("scRepertoire")

Legacy Version 1

If you are looking for version 1 of scRepertoire - there is a static version available below:

devtools::install_github("ncborcherding/scRepertoire@v1")

Getting Data

Unfortunately, Github limits the size of individual files. In order to access the full Seurat object paired with scRepertoire please download the .rda from here. There is a smaller version of the cohort built into scRepertoire called scRep_example.

Please Cite

We are working on submitting the scRepertoire v2 as a peer review article.

Bug Reports/New Features

GitHub issue

  • If possible please include a reproducible example. Alternatively, an example with the internal scRep_example and contig_list would be extremely helpful.

Pull Requests

All are welcome for bug fixes, new features, or enhancements.

  • Please set PR to merge with “dev” branch and provide description of what the PR contains (referencing existing issue(s) if appropriate).

Contact

Questions, comments, suggestions, please feel free to reach out via the GitHub Repository.