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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712067/rnai-mediated-resistance-to-whitefly-bemisia-tabaci-in-genetically-engineered-lettuce-lactuca-sativa
#1
Abdulrazak B Ibrahim, Tatiane R Monteiro, Glaucia B Cabral, Francisco J L Aragão
RNA interference (RNAi)-based transgenic technologies have evolved as potent biochemical tools for silencing specific genes of plant pathogens and pests. The approach has been demonstrated to be useful in silencing genes in insect species. Here, we report on the successful construction of RNAi-based plasmid containing an interfering cassette designed to generate dsRNAs that target a novel v-ATPase transcript in whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), an important agricultural pest in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The presence of the transgene was confirmed in T0 and T1 generations of transgenic lettuce lines, segregating in a Mendelian fashion...
July 15, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710545/comparative-muscle-proteomics-phosphoproteomics-analysis-provides-new-insight-for-the-biosafety-evaluation-of-fat-1-transgenic-cattle
#2
Xiangbo Xin, Xinfeng Liu, Xin Li, Xiangbin Ding, Shuping Yang, Congfei Jin, Guangpeng Li, Hong Guo
The biosafety of fat-1 transgenic cattle has been a focus of our studies since the first fat-1 transgenic cow was born. In this study, we used tandem mass tag labeling, TiO2 enrichment, and nanoscale liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (nanol LC-MS/MS) to compare proteomic and phosphoproteomic profiling analyses of muscle between fat-1 transgenic cows and wild-type cows. A total of 1555 proteins and 900 phosphorylation sites in 159 phosphoproteins were identified in the profiling assessments, but only four differentially expressed proteins and nine differentially expressed phosphopeptides were detected in fat-1 transgenic cows relative to wild-type cows...
July 14, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681201/gene-editing-tools-state-of-the-art-and-the-road-ahead-for-the-model-and-non-model-fishes
#3
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Hirak Kumar Barman, Kiran Dashrath Rasal, Vemulawada Chakrapani, A S Ninawe, Doyil T Vengayil, Syed Asrafuzzaman, Jitendra K Sundaray, Pallipuram Jayasankar
Advancements in the DNA sequencing technologies and computational biology have revolutionized genome/transcriptome sequencing of non-model fishes at an affordable cost. This has led to a paradigm shift with regard to our heightened understandings of structure-functional relationships of genes at a global level, from model animals/fishes to non-model large animals/fishes. Whole genome/transcriptome sequencing technologies were supplemented with the series of discoveries in gene editing tools, which are being used to modify genes at pre-determined positions using programmable nucleases to explore their respective in vivo functions...
July 5, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664456/pancreas-specific-expression-of-oncogenes-in-a-porcine-model
#4
Martin F Berthelsen, Morten M Callesen, Tanja S Østergaard, Ying Liu, Rong Li, Henrik Callesen, Frederik Dagnæs-Hansen, Stephen Hamilton-Dutoit, Jannik E Jakobsen, Martin K Thomsen
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading course of cancer death and early detection of the disease is crucial for successful treatment. However, pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect in its earliest stages and once symptoms appear, the cancer has often progressed beyond possibility for curing. Research into the disease has been hampered by the lack of good models. We have generated a porcine model of pancreatic cancer with use of transgenic overexpression of an oncogene cassette containing MYC, KRAS (G12D) and SV40 LT...
June 29, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646243/provitamin-a-carotenoids-from-an-engineered-high-carotenoid-maize-are-bioavailable-and-zeaxanthin-does-not-compromise-%C3%AE-carotene-absorption-in-poultry
#5
Joana Díaz-Gómez, Jose A Moreno, Eduardo Angulo, Gerhard Sandmann, Changfu Zhu, Teresa Capell, Carmina Nogareda
High-carotenoid (HC) maize, a biofortified staple crop which accumulates β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, was used as a feed component in a chicken feeding trial to assess the bioavailability of provitamin A (PVA) carotenoids in the kernel matrix compared to the synthetic and natural color additives routinely used in the poultry industry. We found that the PVA carotenoids in HC maize were not metabolized in the same manner: β-carotene was preferentially converted into retinol in the intestine whereas β-cryptoxanthin accumulated in the liver...
June 23, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634819/establishment-of-a-tagged-variant-of-lgr4-receptor-suitable-for-functional-and-expression-studies-in-the-mouse
#6
Vitezslav Kriz, Michaela Krausova, Petra Buresova, Jan Dobes, Dusan Hrckulak, Olga Babosova, Jiri Svec, Vladimir Korinek
Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 4 (LGR4) is produced in a broad spectrum of mouse embryonic and adult tissues and its deficiency results in embryonal or perinatal lethality. The LGR4 function was mainly related to its potentiation of canonical Wnt signaling; however, several recent studies associate LGR4 with additional signaling pathways. To obtain a suitable tool for studying the signaling properties of Lgr4, we generated a tagged variant of the Lgr4 receptor using gene targeting in the mouse oocyte...
June 20, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534229/production-of-a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-2-receptor-knockdown-gnrhr2-kd-swine-line
#7
A T Desaulniers, R A Cederberg, G A Mills, C A Lents, B R White
Swine are the only livestock species that produce both the second mammalian isoform of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GNRH2) and its receptor (GNRHR2). Previously, we reported that GNRH2 and GNRHR2 mediate LH-independent testosterone secretion from porcine testes. To further explore this ligand-receptor complex, a pig model with reduced GNRHR2 expression was developed. Small hairpin RNA sequences targeting porcine GNRHR2 were subcloned into a lentiviral-based vector, lentiviral particles were generated and microinjected into the perivitelline space of zygotes, and embryos were transferred into a recipient...
May 22, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466411/assessment-of-the-potential-for-gene-flow-from-transgenic-maize-zea-mays-l-to-eastern-gamagrass-tripsacum-dactyloides-l
#8
Moon-Sub Lee, Eric K Anderson, Duška Stojšin, Marc A McPherson, Baltazar Baltazar, Michael J Horak, Juan Manuel de la Fuente, Kunsheng Wu, James H Crowley, A Lane Rayburn, D K Lee
Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides L.) belongs to the same tribe of the Poaceae family as maize (Zea mays L.) and grows naturally in the same region where maize is commercially produced in the USA. Although no evidence exists of gene flow from maize to eastern gamagrass in nature, experimental crosses between the two species were produced using specific techniques. As part of environmental risk assessment, the possibility of transgene flow from maize to eastern gamagrass populations in nature was evaluated with the objectives: (1) to assess the seeds of eastern gamagrass populations naturally growing near commercial maize fields for the presence of a transgenic glyphosate-tolerance gene (cp4 epsps) that would indicate cross-pollination between the two species, and (2) to evaluate the possibility of interspecific hybridization between transgenic maize used as male parent and eastern gamagrass used as female parent...
May 2, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631185/the-increased-expression-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-leads-to-a-decrease-of-fecundity-in-transgenic-large-white-female-pigs
#9
Kai Jiang, Pan Xu, Wanbo Li, Qiang Yang, Longyun Li, Chuanmin Qiao, Huanfa Gong, Hao Zheng, Zhimin Zhou, Hao Fu, Qiuyan Li, Yuyun Xing, Jun Ren
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a pituitary gonadotropin regulating reproduction in mammals. Overexpression of the exogenous FSHα/β genes from Chinese Erhualian pigs improved female fecundity of transgenic (TG) mice and male spermatogenesis ability of Large White TG boars. Here, we investigated the impact of the exogenous FSHα/β genes on female reproductive performance of Large White TG pigs. First, we identified the integration site of the exogenous FSHα/β genes at 140,646,456 bp on chromosome 9 in these TG pigs using whole-genome sequencing...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608322/long-evans-rat-spermatogonial-lines-are-effective-germline-vectors-for-transgenic-rat-production
#10
F Kent Hamra, Christopher T Richie, Brandon K Harvey
Long Evans rat strains are applied as research models in a broad spectrum of biomedical fields (>15,800 citations, NCBI PubMed). Here, we report an approach to genetically modify the Long Evans rat germline in donor spermatogonial stem cells. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were derived from freshly isolated laminin-binding spermatogonia. Laminin-binding spermatogonia were cultured over multiple passages on fibroblast feeder layers in serum-free culture medium containing GDNF and FGF2. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were genetically modified by transposon transduction to express a germline, tdTomato reporter gene...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553699/generation-of-cmahko-gtko-shtnfri-fc-ho-1-quadruple-gene-modified-pigs
#11
Geon A Kim, Eun Mi Lee, Jun-Xue Jin, Sanghoon Lee, Anukul Taweechaipaisankul, Jong Ik Hwang, Zahid Alam, Curie Ahn, Byeong Chun Lee
As an alternative source of organs for transplantation into humans, attention has been directed to pigs due to their similarities in biological features and organ size. However, severe immune rejection has prevented successful xenotransplantation using pig organs and tissues. To overcome immune rejection, recently developed genetic engineering systems such as TALEN coupled with somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) to make embryos could be used to produce pigs compatible with xenotransplantation. We used the TALEN system to target the non-Gal antigen cytidine monophosphate-N-acetylneuraminic acid hydroxylase (CMAH) gene in pigs that is naturally deleted in humans...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547343/msmir156-affects-global-gene-expression-and-promotes-root-regenerative-capacity-and-nitrogen-fixation-activity-in-alfalfa
#12
Banyar Aung, Ruimin Gao, Margaret Y Gruber, Ze-Chun Yuan, Mark Sumarah, Abdelali Hannoufa
MicroRNA156 (miR156) regulates a network of downstream genes to affect plant growth and development. We previously generated alfalfa (Medicago sativa) plants that overexpress homologous miR156 (MsmiR156OE), and identified three of its SPL target genes. These plants exhibited increased vegetative yield, delayed flowering and longer roots. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the effect of miR156 on the root system, including effect on nodulation and nitrogen fixation. We found that MsmiR156 overexpression increases root regeneration capacity in alfalfa, but with little effect on root biomass at the early stages of root development...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526984/reduced-weed-seed-shattering-by-silencing-a-cultivated-rice-gene-strategic-mitigation-for-escaped-transgenes
#13
Huanxin Yan, Lei Li, Ping Liu, Xiaoqi Jiang, Lei Wang, Jia Fang, Zhimin Lin, Feng Wang, Jun Su, Bao-Rong Lu
Transgene flow form a genetically engineered (GE) crop to its wild relatives may result in unwanted environmental consequences. Mitigating transgenes via introducing a gene that is disadvantageous to wild relatives but beneficial to crops, and is tightly-linked with the target transgenes, may provide a promising solution to limit the spread of transgenes in wild/weedy populations. Here we demonstrate a novel system with significantly reduced seed shattering in crop-weed hybrid descendants by partially silenced expression of the seed-shattering gene SH4 in cultivated rice, using artificial microRNA and antisense RNA techniques...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493168/comparative-statistical-component-analysis-of-transgenic-cyanophycin-producing-potatoes-in-greenhouse-and-field-trials
#14
Kerstin Schmidt, Jörg Schmidtke, Yvonne Mast, Eva Waldvogel, Wolfgang Wohlleben, Friederike Klemke, Wolfgang Lockau, Tina Hausmann, Maja Hühns, Inge Broer
Potatoes are a promising system for industrial production of the biopolymer cyanophycin as a second compound in addition to starch. To assess the efficiency in the field, we analysed the stability of the system, specifically its sensitivity to environmental factors. Field and greenhouse trials with transgenic potatoes (two independent events) were carried out for three years. The influence of environmental factors was measured and target compounds in the transgenic plants (cyanophycin, amino acids) were analysed for differences to control plants...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432544/expression-of-cphb-and-cphe-type-cyanophycinases-in-cyanophycin-producing-tobacco-and-comparison-of-their-ability-to-degrade-cyanophycin-in-plant-and-plant-extracts
#15
Daniel Ponndorf, Inge Broer, Henrik Nausch
Increasing the arginine (Arg) content in plants used as feed or food is of interest, since the supplementation of food with conditionally essential Arg has been shown to have nutritional benefits. An increase was achieved by the expression of the Arg-rich bacterial storage component, cyanophycin (CGP), in the chloroplast of transgenic plants. CGP is stable in plants and its degradation into β-aspartic acid (Asp)-Arg dipeptides, is solely catalyzed by bacterial cyanophycinases (CGPase). Dipeptides can be absorbed by animals even more efficiently than free amino acids (Matthews and Adibi 1976; Wenzel et al...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349287/growth-modulation-effects-of-cbm2a-under-the-control-of-atexp4-and-camv35s-promoters-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-nicotiana-tabacum-and-eucalyptus-camaldulensis
#16
Pornthep Keadtidumrongkul, Anongpat Suttangkakul, Phitsanu Pinmanee, Kanokwan Pattana, Chokchai Kittiwongwattana, Somsak Apisitwanich, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij
The expression of cell-wall-targeted Carbohydrate Binding Modules (CBMs) can alter cell wall properties and modulate growth and development in plants such as tobacco and potato. CBM2a identified in xylanase 10A from Cellulomonas fimi is of particular interest for its ability to bind crystalline cellulose. However, its potential for promoting plant growth has not been explored. In this work, we tested the ability of CBM2a to promote growth when expressed using both CaMV35S and a vascular tissue-specific promoter derived from Arabidopsis expansin4 (AtEXP4) in three plant species: Arabidopsis, Nicotiana tabacum and Eucalyptus camaldulensis...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220277/establishment-of-a-heteroplasmic-mouse-strain-with-interspecific-mitochondrial-dna-haplotypes-and-improvement-of-a-pcr-rflp-based-measurement-system-for-estimation-of-mitochondrial-dna-heteroplasmy
#17
Hiroshi Shitara, Liqin Cao, Midori Yamaguchi, Hiromichi Yonekawa, Choji Taya
Mitochondrial DNA segregation is one of the characteristic modes of mitochondrial inheritance in which the heteroplasmic state of mitochondrial DNA is transmitted to the next generation in variable proportions. To analyze mitochondrial DNA segregation, we produced a heteroplasmic mouse strain with interspecific mitochondrial DNA haplotypes, which contains two types of mitochondrial DNA derived from C57BL/6J and Mus spretus strains. The strain was produced on a C57BL/6J nuclear genomic background by microinjection of donor cytoplasm into fertilized eggs...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432545/genome-edited-animals-learning-from-gm-crops
#18
Ann Bruce
Genome editing of livestock is poised to become commercial reality, yet questions remain as to appropriate regulation, potential impact on the industry sector and public acceptability of products. This paper looks at how genome editing of livestock has attempted to learn some of the lessons from commercialisation of GM crops, and takes a systemic approach to explore some of the complexity and ambiguity in incorporating genome edited animals in a food production system. Current applications of genome editing are considered, viewed from the perspective of past technological applications...
June 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417275/rna-silencing-in-the-life-cycle-of-soybean-multiple-restriction-systems-and-spatiotemporal-variation-associated-with-plant-architecture
#19
Ayumi Mori, Hiroshi Sato, Megumi Kasai, Tetsuya Yamada, Akira Kanazawa
The expression of transgenes introduced into a plant genome is sometimes suppressed by RNA silencing. Although local and systemic spread of RNA silencing have been studied, little is known about the mechanisms underlying spatial and temporal variation in transgene silencing between individual plants or between plants of different generations, which occurs seemingly stochastically. Here, we analyzed the occurrence, spread, and transmission of RNA silencing of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene over multiple generations of the progeny of a single soybean transformant...
June 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409408/spontaneous-recombinase-activity-of-cre-ert2-in-vivo
#20
Jasmin Kristianto, Michael G Johnson, Ryley K Zastrow, Abigail B Radcliff, Robert D Blank
Inducible Cre-ERT recombinase technology is widely used for gene targeting studies. The second generation of inducible Cre-ERT recombinase, hemizygous B6.129S-Tg(UBC-cre/ERT2)1Ejb/J (hereafter abbreviated as Cre-ERT2), a fusion of a mutated estrogen receptor and Cre recombinase, was engineered to be more efficient and specific than the original Cre-ERT. The putative mechanism of selective Cre-mediated recombination is Cre sequestration in the cytoplasm in the basal state with translocation to the nucleus only in the presence of tamoxifen...
June 2017: Transgenic Research
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