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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332009/n-glycosylation-of-an-igg-antibody-secreted-by-nicotiana-tabacum-by-2-cells-can-be-modulated-through-co-expression-of-human-%C3%AE-1-4-galactosyltransferase
#1
Catherine Navarre, Nicolas Smargiasso, Laurent Duvivier, Joseph Nader, Johann Far, Edwin De Pauw, Marc Boutry
Nicotiana tabacum BY-2 suspension cells have several advantages that make them suitable for the production of full-size monoclonal antibodies which can be purified directly from the culture medium. Carbohydrate characterization of an antibody (Lo-BM2) expressed in N. tabacum BY-2 cells showed that the purified Lo-BM2 displays N-glycan homogeneity with a high proportion (>70%) of the complex GnGnXF glycoform. The stable co-expression of a human β-1,4-galactosyltransferase targeted to different Golgi sub-compartments altered Lo-BM2N-glycosylation and resulted in the production of an antibody that exhibited either hybrid structures containing a low abundance of the plant epitopes (α-1,3-fucose and β-1,2-xylose), or a large amount of galactose-extended N-glycan structures...
March 22, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326506/influence-of-calcareous-soil-on-cry3bb1-expression-and-efficacy-in-the-field
#2
David S Wangila, Arnubio Valencia J, Haichuan Wang, Blair D Siegfried, Lance J Meinke
Greater than expected injury by western corn rootworm (WCR) (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) to Cry3Bb1 expressing maize hybrids (Zea mays L.) has been reported in southwestern Nebraska. Affected areas of some fields are often associated with high pH calcareous soils where maize growth is poor and iron chlorosis is common. As part of a comprehensive study to understand potential causes of unexpected injury, experiments were conducted during 2013 and 2014 to ascertain whether the calcareous soil conditions and associated poor maize growth negatively affect the expression of Cry3Bb1...
March 22, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314980/ex-post-assessment-of-genetically-modified-low-level-presence-in-canadian-flax
#3
Helen M Booker, Eric G Lamb, Stuart J Smyth
Canada is the world's largest producer and exporter of flaxseed. In 2009, DNA from deregistered genetically modified (GM) CDC Triffid was detected in a shipment of Canadian flaxseed exported to Europe, causing a large decrease in the amount of flax planted in Canada and a major shift in export markets. The flax industry in Canada undertook major changes to ensure the removal of transgenic flax from the supply chain. To demonstrate compliance, Canada adopted a protocol involving testing grain samples (post-harvest) using an RT-PCR test for the construct found in CDC Triffid...
March 17, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243835/a-lifetime-aging-study-of-human-cd19-transgenic-mice
#4
W Iverson, E Straley, S Oldham, J Rojko, S Turman, Y Wang
Mice transgenic for human CD19 have been an important animal model to help understand the role of this molecule in B lymphocyte function. Previously, no lifetime studies had been performed to understand the effects of this CD19 over expression on the survival or spontaneous pathology within the C57BL/6J background strain. We conducted a lifetime study with interim sacrifices to understand the transgenic effects on clinical signs, body weight, survival, and spontaneous pathology. Blood and urine samples were collected from select animals at various time points during the study for measurement of clinical pathology parameters and groups of animals were euthanized and examined at predetermined intervals...
February 27, 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
#5
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...
February 20, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144770/genome-editing-and-the-future-of-farming-meeting-report
#6
Monica Hoyos-Flight, Emilie Brady, Helen Sang, Bruce Whitelaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105543/a-simple-dna-recombination-screening-method-by-rt-pcr-as-an-alternative-to-southern-blot
#7
LETTER
Eliene Albers, Mauro Sbroggiò, Javier Martin-Gonzalez, Alexandra Avram, Stephanie Munk, Andres J Lopez-Contreras
The generation of genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs), including knock-out (KO) and knock-in (KI) models, often requires genomic screening of many mouse ES cell (mESC) clones by Southern blot. The use of large targeting constructs facilitates the recombination of exogenous DNA in a specific genomic locus, but limits the detection of its correct genomic integration by standard PCR methods. Genomic Long Range PCR (LR-PCR), using primers adjacent to the homology arms, has been used as an alternative to radioactive-based Southern blot screenings...
January 19, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070852/functional-characterization-of-the-powdery-mildew-susceptibility-gene-smmlo1-in-eggplant-solanum-melongena-l
#8
Valentina Bracuto, Michela Appiano, Luigi Ricciardi, Deniz Göl, Richard G F Visser, Yuling Bai, Stefano Pavan
Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is one of the most important vegetables among the Solanaceae and can be a host to fungal species causing powdery mildew (PM) disease. Specific homologs of the plant Mildew Locus O (MLO) gene family are PM susceptibility factors, as their loss of function results in a recessive form of resistance known as mlo resistance. In a previous work, we isolated the eggplant MLO homolog SmMLO1. SmMLO1 is closely related to MLO susceptibility genes characterized in other plant species. However, it displays a peculiar non-synonymous substitution that leads to a T → M amino acid change at protein position 422, in correspondence of the MLO calmodulin-binding domain...
January 9, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054169/constitutive-expression-of-a-plant-ferredoxin-like-protein-pflp-enhances-capacity-of-photosynthetic-carbon-assimilation-in-rice-oryza-sativa
#9
Hsiang Chang, Hsiang-En Huang, Chin-Fu Cheng, Mei-Hsuan Ho, Mang-Jye Ger
The plant ferredoxin-like protein (PFLP) gene, cloned from sweet peppers predicted as an electron carrier in photosynthesis, shows high homology to the Fd-I sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana, Lycopersicon esculentum, Oryza sativa and Spinacia oleracea. Most of pflp related studies focused on anti-pathogenic effects, while less understanding for the effects in photosynthesis with physiological aspects, such as photosynthesis rate, and levels of carbohydrate metabolites. This project focuses on the effects of pflp overexpression on photosynthesis by physiological evaluations of carbon assimilation with significant higher levels of carbohydrates with higher photosynthesis efficiency...
January 4, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995503/improvement-of-anti-nutritional-effect-resulting-from-%C3%AE-glucanase-specific-expression-in-the-parotid-gland-of-transgenic-pigs
#10
Li-Zeng Guan, Jin-Shun Cai, Shuai Zhao, Yu-Ping Sun, Jing-Lan Wang, Yong Jiang, Gang Shu, Qing-Yan Jiang, Zhen-Fang Wu, Qian-Yun Xi, Yong-Liang Zhang
β-Glucan is the predominant anti-nutritional factors in monogastric animal feed. Although β-glucanase supplementation in diet can help to eliminate the adverse effects, enzyme stability is substantially modified during the feed manufacturing process. To determine whether the expression of endogenous β-glucanase gene (GLU) in vivo can improve digestibility of dietary β-glucan and absorption of nutrients, we successfully produced transgenic pigs via nuclear transfer which express the GLU from Paenibacillus polymyxa CP7 in the parotid gland...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900536/t%C3%AE-4-overexpression-based-on-the-piggybac-transposon-system-in-cashmere-goats-alters-hair-fiber-characteristics
#11
Bingbo Shi, Qiang Ding, Xiaolin He, Haijing Zhu, Yiyuan Niu, Bei Cai, Jiao Cai, Anming Lei, Danju Kang, Hailong Yan, Baohua Ma, Xiaolong Wang, Lei Qu, Yulin Chen
Increasing cashmere yield is one of the vital aims of cashmere goats breeding. Compared to traditional breeding methods, transgenic technology is more efficient and the piggyBac (PB) transposon system has been widely applied to generate transgenic animals. For the present study, donor fibroblasts were stably transfected via a PB donor vector containing the coding sequence of cashmere goat thymosin beta-4 (Tβ4) and driven by a hair follicle-specific promoter, the keratin-associated protein 6.1 (KAP6.1) promoter...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787698/the-transgenic-expression-of-human-follistatin-344-increases-skeletal-muscle-mass-in-pigs
#12
Fei Chang, Rui Fang, Meng Wang, Xin Zhao, Wen Chang, Zaihu Zhang, Ning Li, Qingyong Meng
Follistatin (FST), which was first found in the follicles of cattle and pigs, has been shown to be an essential regulator for muscle development. Mice that were genetically engineered to overexpress Fst specifically in muscle had at least twice the amount of skeletal muscle mass as controls; these findings are similar to earlier results obtained in myostatin-knockout mice. However, the role of follistatin in skeletal muscle development has yet to be clarified in livestock. Here, we describe transgenic Duroc pigs that exogenously express Fst specifically in muscle tissue...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778153/phenotypic-characterization-of-a-novel-ho-1-depletion-model-in-the-rat
#13
Vassilios Atsaves, Maria G Detsika, Elpida Poulaki, Hara Gakiopoulou, Elias A Lianos
Although the protective role of HO-1 induction in various forms of kidney disease is well established, mechanisms other than heme catabolism to biliverdin, bilirubin and carbon monoxide have recently been identified. Unraveling these mechanisms requires the generation of appropriate animal models. The present study describes the generation of a HO-1 deficient Hmox1 (-/-) rat model and characterizes its renal and extrarenal phenotype. Hmox1 (-/-) rats had growth retardation and splenomegaly compared to their Hmox1 (+/+) littermates...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771867/plant-characterization-of-genetically-modified-maize-hybrids-mon-89%C3%A3-34-3%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-mon-88%C3%A3-17-3-mon-89%C3%A3-34-3%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-mon-%C3%A3-%C3%A3-6%C3%A3-3-6-and-mon-%C3%A3-%C3%A3-6%C3%A3-3-6-alternatives-for-maize-production-in-mexico
#14
Oscar Heredia Díaz, José Luis Aldaba Meza, Baltazar M Baltazar, Germán Bojórquez Bojórquez, Luciano Castro Espinoza, José Luis Corrales Madrid, Juan Manuel de la Fuente Martínez, Héctor Abel Durán Pompa, José Alonso Escobedo, Armando Espinoza Banda, José Antonio Garzón Tiznado, Juvencio González García, José Luis Guzmán Rodríguez, Jesús Ignacio Madueño Martínez, José Luis Martínez Carrillo, Chen Meng, Francisco Javier Quiñones Pando, Enrique Rosales Robles, Ignacio Ruiz Hernández, José Elías Treviño Ramírez, Hugo Raúl Uribe Montes, Francisco Zavala García
Environmental risk assessment (ERA) of genetically modified (GM) crops is a process to evaluate whether the biotechnology trait(s) in a GM crop may result in increased pest potential or harm to the environment. In this analysis, two GM insect-resistant (IR) herbicide-tolerant maize hybrids (MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-88Ø17-3 and MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) and one herbicide-tolerant GM hybrid (MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) were compared with conventional maize hybrids of similar genetic backgrounds. Two sets of studies, Experimental Phase and Pilot Phase, were conducted across five ecological regions (ecoregions) in Mexico during 2009-2013, and data were subject to meta-analysis...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744533/zygote-injection-of-crispr-cas9-rna-successfully-modifies-the-target-gene-without-delaying-blastocyst-development-or-altering-the-sex-ratio-in-pigs
#15
Kristin M Whitworth, Joshua A Benne, Lee D Spate, Stephanie L Murphy, Melissa S Samuel, Clifton N Murphy, Jürgen A Richt, Eric Walters, Randall S Prather, Kevin D Wells
The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tool has increased the efficiency of creating genetically modified pigs for use as biomedical or agricultural models. The objectives were to determine if DNA editing resulted in a delay in development to the blastocyst stage or in a skewing of the sex ratio. Six DNA templates (gBlocks) that were designed to express guide RNAs that target the transmembrane protease, serine S1, member 2 (TMPRSS2) gene were in vitro transcribed. Pairs of CRISPR guide RNAs that flanked the start codon and polyadenylated Cas9 were co-injected into the cytoplasm of zygotes and cultured in vitro to the blastocyst stage...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743222/reproductive-parameters-of-double-transgenic-zebrafish-danio-rerio-males-overexpressing-both-the-growth-hormone-gh-and-its-receptor-ghr
#16
Ana Cecilia Gomes Silva, Daniela Volcan Almeida, Bruna Felix Nornberg, Jessica Ribeiro Pereira, Diego Martins Pires, Carine Dahl Corcini, Antonio Sergio Varela Junior, Luis Fernando Marins
Growth hormone (GH) transgenesis presents a high potential application in aquaculture. However, excess GH may have serious consequences due to pleiotropic actions. In order to study these effects in zebrafish (Danio rerio), two transgenic lines were developed. The first expresses GH ubiquitously and constitutively (F0104 line), while the second expresses the GH receptor in a muscle-specific manner (Myo-GHR line). Results from the F0104 line showed accelerated growth but increased reproductive difficulties, while Myo-GHR did not show the expected increase in muscle mass...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730498/tamoxifen-dosing-for-cre-mediated-recombination-in-experimental-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#17
Jordi Ruiz-Camp, José Alberto Rodríguez-Castillo, Susanne Herold, Konstantin Mayer, István Vadász, Michelle D Tallquist, Werner Seeger, Katrin Ahlbrecht, Rory E Morty
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common complication of preterm birth characterized by blunted post-natal lung development. BPD can be modelled in mice by exposure of newborn mouse pups to elevated oxygen levels. Little is known about the mechanisms of perturbed lung development associated with BPD. The advent of transgenic mice, where genetic rearrangements can be induced in particular cell-types at particular time-points during organogenesis, have great potential to explore the pathogenic mechanisms at play during arrested lung development...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687031/transgenic-expression-of-phytase-in-wheat-endosperm-increases-bioavailability-of-iron-and-zinc-in-grains
#18
Nabeela Abid, Asia Khatoon, Asma Maqbool, Muhammad Irfan, Aftab Bashir, Irsa Asif, Muhammad Shahid, Asma Saeed, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, Kauser A Malik
Phytate is a major constituent of wheat seeds and chelates metal ions, thus reducing their bioavailability and so the nutritional value of grains. Transgenic plants expressing heterologous phytase are expected to enhance degradation of phytic acid stored in seeds and are proposed to increase the in vitro bioavailability of mineral nutrients. Wheat transgenic plants expressing Aspergillus japonicus phytase gene (phyA) in wheat endosperm were developed till T3 generation. The transgenic lines exhibited 18-99 % increase in phytase activity and 12-76 % reduction of phytic acid content in seeds...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582300/expression-of-apoplast-targeted-plant-defensin-mtdef4-2-confers-resistance-to-leaf-rust-pathogen-puccinia-triticina-but-does-not-affect-mycorrhizal-symbiosis-in-transgenic-wheat
#19
Jagdeep Kaur, John Fellers, Alok Adholeya, Siva L S Velivelli, Kaoutar El-Mounadi, Natalya Nersesian, Thomas Clemente, Dilip Shah
Rust fungi of the order Pucciniales are destructive pathogens of wheat worldwide. Leaf rust caused by the obligate, biotrophic basidiomycete fungus Puccinia triticina (Pt) is an economically important disease capable of causing up to 50 % yield losses. Historically, resistant wheat cultivars have been used to control leaf rust, but genetic resistance is ephemeral and breaks down with the emergence of new virulent Pt races. There is a need to develop alternative measures for control of leaf rust in wheat. Development of transgenic wheat expressing an antifungal defensin offers a promising approach to complement the endogenous resistance genes within the wheat germplasm for durable resistance to Pt...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567633/dna-labelling-of-varieties-covered-by-patent-protection-a-new-solution-for-managing-intellectual-property-rights-in-the-seed-industry
#20
Karin Fister, Iztok Fister, Jana Murovec, Borut Bohanec
Plant breeders' rights are undergoing dramatic changes due to changes in patent rights in terms of plant variety rights protection. Although differences in the interpretation of »breeder's exemption«, termed research exemption in the 1991 UPOV, did exist in the past in some countries, allowing breeders to use protected varieties as parents in the creation of new varieties of plants, current developments brought about by patenting conventionally bred varieties with the European Patent Office (such as EP2140023B1) have opened new challenges...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
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