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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719910/correlating-the-genetic-and-physical-map-of-barley-chromosome-3h-revealed-limitations-of-the-fish-based-mapping-of-nearby-single-copy-probes-caused-by-the-dynamic-structure-of-metaphase-chromosomes
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Fernanda O Bustamante, Lala Aliyeva-Schnorr, Jörg Fuchs, Sebastian Beier, Andreas Houben
Genetic maps are based on the recombination frequency of molecular markers which often show different positions in comparison to the corresponding physical maps. To decipher the position and order of DNA sequences genetically mapped to terminal and interstitial regions of barley (Hordeum vulgare) chromosome 3H, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on mitotic metaphase chromosomes was performed with 16 genomic single-copy probes derived from fingerprinted BAC contigs. Long genetic distances at subterminal regions translated into short physical distances, confirming that recombination events occur more often at distal regions of chromosome 3H...
July 19, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719894/karyotype-evolution-and-phylogenetic-relationships-of-cricetulus-sokolovi-orlov-et-malygin-1988-cricetidae-rodentia-inferred-from-chromosomal-painting-and-molecular-data
#2
Natalia S Poplavskaya, Svetlana A Romanenko, Natalia A Serdyukova, Vladimir A Trifonov, Fengtang Yang, Wenhui Nie, Jinghuan Wang, Anna A Bannikova, Alexey V Surov, Vladimir S Lebedev
Sokolov's dwarf hamster (Cricetulus sokolovi) is the least studied representative of the striped hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis species group), the taxonomy of which remains controversial. The species was described based on chromosome morphology, but neither the details of the karyotype nor the phylogenetic relationships with other Cricetulus are known. In the present study, the karyotype of C. sokolovi was examined using cross-species chromosome painting. Molecular and cytogenetic data were employed to determine the phylogenetic position of Sokolov's hamster and to analyze the potential pathways of chromosome evolution in Cricetulus...
July 19, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700985/genes-involved-in-long-term-memory-are-expressed-in-testis-of-cryptorchid-boys-and-respond-to-gnrha-treatment
#3
Faruk Hadziselimovic, Katharina Gegenschatz-Schmid, Gilvydas Verkauskas, Philippe Demougin, Vytautas Bilius, Darius Dasevicius, Michael B Stadler
It has been known for many years that boys with unilateral or bilateral undescended testis (cryptorchidism) tend to have a low IQ, and those who belong to the high infertility risk (HIR) group perform less well at school than low infertility risk (LIR) patients. However, the molecular biological processes underlying this phenomenon are not understood. In this study, we report the outcome of testicular RNA profiling for genes involved in long-term memory formation. We analyzed the histology and the transcriptome of testicular biopsies from bilateral HIR cryptorchid boys, comparing those who received GnRHa treatment for 6 months after the first surgery with those who did not receive GnRHa before the second surgery...
July 13, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662500/overview-of-chromosome-abnormalities-in-first-trimester-miscarriages-a-series-of-1-011-consecutive-chorionic-villi-sample-karyotypes
#4
Anna Soler, Carme Morales, Irene Mademont-Soler, Ester Margarit, Antoni Borrell, Virginia Borobio, Miriam Muñoz, Aurora Sánchez
In order to contribute to the knowledge of type and frequency of chromosome abnormalities in early pregnancy losses, we analyzed the cytogenetic results from a large series of first trimester miscarriages, using a diagnostic approach with a high success rate and no maternal contamination. A total of 1,119 consecutive chorionic villi samples were obtained before evacuation, and karyotypes were prepared after short-term culture (STC). In 603 samples, a long-term culture (LTC) was also performed. The overall and individual frequencies of the different types of chromosome abnormalities were established, including placental mosaicisms, and their relationship with maternal age and gestational weeks was assessed...
June 30, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658676/a-novel-homozygous-sacs-mutation-identified-by-whole-exome-sequencing-in-a-consanguineous-family-with-autosomal-recessive-spastic-ataxia-of-charlevoix-saguenay
#5
Hui Zeng, Jian-Guang Tang, Yi-Feng Yang, Zhi-Ping Tan, Jie-Qiong Tan
Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS) is a hereditary neurological disorder mostly manifested with a classical triad: progressive early-onset cerebellar ataxia, lower limb pyramidal signs, and peripheral neuropathy. We employed whole-exome sequencing and bioinformatics to identify the genetic cause in an ARSACS patient from a consanguineous family. Based on whole-exome sequences of the patient and her healthy parents, a novel homozygous deletion variant (NM_014363: c.9495_9508del; p...
June 29, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647735/uniparental-disomy-of-chromosome-15-in-two-cases-by-chromosome-microarray-a-lesson-worth-thinking
#6
Shu Liu, Kaihui Zhang, Fengling Song, Yali Yang, Yuqiang Lv, Min Gao, Yi Liu, Zhongtao Gai
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Angelman syndrome (AS) are neurogenetic disorders caused by loss of function of the imprinted genes at 15q11q13. A 5-7 Mb paternal/maternal deletion of chromosomal region 15q11.2q13 is the major genetic cause of PWS/AS, but in a small group of patients, the PWS/AS phenotype can result from maternal/paternal uniparental disomy (UPD) of chromosome 15. Various mechanisms leading to UPD include gametic complementation, trisomy rescue, and compensatory UPD, which can be inferred from the pattern of uniparental heterodisomy (heteroUPD) or uniparental isodisomy (isoUPD)...
June 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605748/characterization-of-the-phenotype-associated-with-microduplication-reciprocal-to-nf1-microdeletion-syndrome
#7
Elisa Tassano, Thea Giacomini, Mariasavina Severino, Alessandra Gamucci, Patrizia Fiorio, Giorgio Gimelli, Patrizia Ronchetto
17q11.2 microduplication syndrome is a recently described relatively rare condition associated with a nonspecific phenotype. Intellectual disability, developmental delay, and dysmorphisms are the only clinical features common to a majority of cases. Seventeen patients have been reported so far. Here, we present another patient with 17q11.2 duplication and no signs of neurofibromatosis type 1, identified by array-CGH. We compared clinical features and genetic data with those of previously reported patients with 17q11...
June 13, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595195/gas6-oncogene-and-reverse-mllt3-kmt2a-duplications-in-an-infant-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-a-novel-complex-hyperdiploid-karyotype-detailed-high-resolution-molecular-cytogenetic-studies
#8
Roberto R Capela de Matos, Daniela R Ney Garcia, Elaine Cifoni, Moneeb A K Othman, Mariana Tavares de Souza, Edna K Carboni, Gerson M Ferreira, Thomas Liehr, Raul C Ribeiro, Maria Luiza M Silva
Pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a highly heterogeneous disease, presenting cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities which turned out to be critical prognostic factors. Ploidy changes as gain or loss of individual chromosomes are rare in AML, occurring only in about 1-2% of the affected children. Hyperdiploid karyotypes are exceedingly rare in infants less than 12 months of age. In this age group, structural rearrangements involving the KMT2A gene occur in about 58% of the cases. Among them, the translocation t(9;11)(p22;q23), KMT2A-MLLT3, is the most common abnormality accounting for approximately 22% of KMT2A rearrangements in infant AML cases...
June 9, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564645/chicken-microchromosomes-in-the-lampbrush-phase-a-cytogenetic-description
#9
Svetlana Galkina, Valerie Fillon, Alsu Saifitdinova, Aleksandra Daks, Maria Kulak, Alexander Dyomin, Elena Koshel, Elena R Gaginskaya
Lampbrush chromosomes are giant, transcriptionally active, meiotic chromosomes found in oocytes of all vertebrates with the exception of mammals. Lampbrush chromosomes offer a convenient tool for cytogenetic mapping and, in particular, have been instrumental in mapping genes and linkage groups on chicken (GGA) chromosomes. Whereas cytogenetic maps of macrochromosome GGA1-10 and microchromosome GGA11-16 lampbrush bivalents have been established, identification and description of smaller microchromosome bivalents are still missing...
June 1, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514774/demonstration-of-5-methylcytosine-rich-dna-sequences-in-chiroptera
#10
Michael Schmid, Claus Steinlein, Christian Lomb, Marianne Volleth
5-Methylcytosine-rich heterochromatic regions were demonstrated in metaphase chromosomes of 5 species of Chiroptera by indirect immunofluorescence using a monoclonal anti-5-methylcytosine antibody. These species belong to 4 genera and 2 families and are characterized by divergent karyotypes. One species (Glauconycteris beatrix) has an extremely low diploid chromosome number of 2n = 22 with only meta- to submetacentric elements and remarkably large amounts of constitutive heterochromatin located in the centromeric and pericentromeric regions of all chromosome pairs...
May 18, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273668/large-duplications-can-be-benign-copy-number-variants-a-case-of-a-3-6-mb-xq21-33-duplication
#11
Marie-Laure Maurin, Chloé Arfeuille, Pascale Sonigo, Sophie Rondeau, Michel Vekemans, Catherine Turleau, Yves Ville, Valérie Malan
Segmental aneusomies are usually associated with clinical consequences, but an increasing number of nonpathogenic cytogenetically visible as well as large cryptic chromosomal imbalances have been reported. Here, we report a 3.6-Mb Xq21.33 microduplication detected prenatally on a female fetus which was inherited from a phenotypically normal mother and grandfather. It is assumed that male patients harboring Xq or Xp duplication present with syndromic intellectual disability because of functional disomy of the corresponding genes...
March 9, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571006/extensive-sex-chromosome-polymorphism-of-microtus-thomasi-microtus-atticus-species-complex-associated-with-cryptic-chromosomal-rearrangements-and-independent-accumulation-of-heterochromatin
#12
Michail T Rovatsos, Juan A Marchal, Ismael Romero-Fernández, Maria Arroyo, Eva B Athanasopoulou, Antonio Sánchez
The sibling species Microtus thomasi and M. atticus represent probably the highest karyotypic diversity within the genus Microtus and are an interesting model for chromosomal evolution studies. In addition to variation in autosomes, they show a high intraspecific variation in the size and morphology of both sex chromosomes. We analyzed individuals with different sex chromosome constitutions using 3 painting probes, 2 from Y chromosome variants and 1 from the small arm of the submetacentric X chromosome. Our comparative painting approach uncovered 12 variants of Y and 14 variants of X chromosomes, which demonstrates that the polymorphism of sex chromosomes is substantially larger than previously reported...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554179/skin-dominant-phenotype-in-a-patient-with-h-syndrome-identification-of-a-novel-mutation-in-the-slc29a3-gene
#13
Seçil Vural, Pelin Ertop, Ceren D Durmaz, Hatice Şanlı, Aylin Okçu Heper, Nihal Kundakçı, Halil G Karabulut, Hatice Ilgın Ruhi
H syndrome (OMIM 602782) is a very rare autosomal recessive genodermatosis with multisystem involvement. Hallmarks of this disorder are juvenile onset and progressive, hyperpigmented, hypertrichotic lesions with histiocytic infiltration. Associated systemic manifestations form a long list, and there is high variability between patients. In some patients, dysmorphic and other systemic features may be so subtle that the disorder may readily be mistaken as an acquired skin disease and treated as such. Herein, we report a novel homozygous c...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501862/chromosome-painting-in-trogon-s-surrucura-aves-trogoniformes-reveals-a-karyotype-derived-by-chromosomal-fissions-fusions-and-inversions
#14
Tiago M Degrandi, Analía Del Valle Garnero, Patricia C M O'Brien, Malcolm A Ferguson-Smith, Rafael Kretschmer, Edivaldo H C de Oliveira, Ricardo J Gunski
Trogons are forest birds with a wide distribution, being found in Africa, Asia, and America, and are included in the order Trogoniformes, family Trogonidae. Phylogenetic studies using molecular data have not been able to determine the phylogenetic relationship among the different genera of trogons. So far, no cytogenetic data for these birds exist. Hence, the aim of this study was to characterize the karyotype of Trogon surrucura surrucura by means of classical and molecular cytogenetics. We found a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 82, similar to most birds, with several derived features compared to chicken and the putative ancestral avian karyotype...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494440/nuclear-architecture-of-mouse-spermatocytes-chromosome-topology-heterochromatin-and-nucleolus
#15
Soledad Berrios
The nuclear organization of spermatocytes in meiotic prophase I is primarily determined by the synaptic organization of the bivalents that are bound by their telomeres to the nuclear envelope and described as arc-shaped trajectories through the 3D nuclear space. However, over this basic meiotic organization, a spermatocyte nuclear architecture arises that is based on higher-ordered patterns of spatial associations among chromosomal domains from different bivalents that are conditioned by the individual characteristics of chromosomes and the opportunity for interactions between their domains...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494439/centromere-repositioning-in-cattle-bos-taurus-chromosome-17
#16
Lisa De Lorenzi, Alessandra Iannuzzi, Elena Rossi, Stefania Bonacina, Pietro Parma
Eukaryotic organisms have developed a structure, called centromere, able to preserve the integrity of the genome during cell division. A young bull from the Marchigiana breed, with a normal external phenotype, underwent routine cytogenetic analysis to enter the reproduction center. All metaphases analyzed showed an unusual biarmed chromosome of medium size despite a diploid set of chromosomes (2n = 60,XY). FISH analysis excluded a pericentric inversion or a reciprocal translocation, but highlighted a repositioning of the centromere in BTA17...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486223/novel-unbalanced-translocations-affecting-the-long-arms-of-chromosomes-10-and-22-cause-complex-syndromes-with-very-severe-neurodevelopmental-delay-speech-impairment-autistic-behavior-and-epilepsy
#17
Emanuele G Coci, Andrea Auhuber, Anna Langenbach, Kristin Mrasek, Joachim Riedel, Andreas Leenen, Thomas Lücke, Thomas Liehr
Isolated abnormalities in terminal regions of chromosomes 10q and 22q were formerly described in patients affected by neuropsychological impairment, abnormal facies, and heterogeneous structural abnormalities of the body. Chromosomes 10q and 22q harbor important genes that play a major role in CNS development, like DOCK1 and SHANK3, and in overall body growth, like FGFR2 and HTRA1. By using clinical, neuroradiological, neurophysiological, and genetic assessment, we studied 3 siblings affected by 2 different forms of very severe neuropsychological impairment with structural physical abnormalities, epilepsy, and body overgrowth...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478456/interstitial-10q21-1q23-31-duplication-due-to-meiotic-recombination-of-a-paternal-balanced-complex-rearrangement-cytogenetic-and-molecular-characterization
#18
Viola Alesi, Valeria Orlando, Silvia Genovese, Sara Loddo, Elisa Pisaneschi, Daniele Pompili, Cecilia Surace, Fabrizia Restaldi, Maria C Digilio, Bruno Dallapiccola, Maria L Dentici, Antonio Novelli
Complex chromosomal rearrangements (CCRs) are structural aberrations involving more than 2 chromosomal breakpoints. They are associated with different outcomes depending on the deletion/duplication of genomic material, gene disruption, or position effects. Balanced CCRs can also undergo missegregation during meiotic division, leading to unbalanced derivative chromosomes and, in some cases, to affected offspring. We report on a patient presenting with developmental and speech delay, growth retardation, microcephaly, hypospadias, and dysmorphic features, harboring an interstitial 10q21...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441662/buffalo-leukemia-inhibitory-factor-induces-differentiation-and-dome-like-secondary-structures-in-cos-1-cells
#19
Gurjeet Kaur, Syed Azmal Ali, Shikha Pachauri, Dhruba Malakar, Jai K Kaushik, Ashok K Mohanty, Sudarshan Kumar
This study aimed to understand the molecular characteristics of buffalo leukemia inhibitory factor (BuLIF) and the generation of a stably transfected COS-1_BuLIF cell line for its functional characterization. Cumulus cells, isolated from oocytes, were separated, and total cDNA was prepared. The BuLIF gene was ligated into the cloning vector pJET1.2/blunt and expression vector pAcGFP-N1 which was transfected into COS-1 cells and confirmed by qRT-PCR and Western blot. BuLIF was immunoprecipitated and evaluated through a MTT assay...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433994/the-chs4-chromatin-insulator-reduces-the-rate-of-retroviral-vector-mediated-gene-dysregulation-associated-with-aberrant-vector-transcription
#20
Xianyao Zhou, Qiujun Liu, Da Wang, Xuemei Zhang, David W Emery, Chang L Li
Integrating gammaretroviral vectors can dysregulate the expression of cellular genes through a variety of mechanisms, leading to genotoxicity and malignant transformation. Although most attention has focused on the activation of cellular genes by vector enhancers, aberrant fusion transcripts involving cellular gene sequences and vector promoters, vector splice elements, and vector transcription termination sequences have also been mechanistically associated with dysregulated expression of cellular genes. Chromatin insulators have emerged as an effective tool for reducing the frequency of vector-mediated genotoxicity and malignant transformation and have been shown to block the activation of cellular genes by vector enhancers...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
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