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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110339/the-effect-of-homoeologous-meiotic-pairing-in-tetraploid-hordeum-bulbosum-l-%C3%A3-h-vulgare-l-hybrids-on-alien-introgressions-in-offspring
#1
Margret Scholz, Galina Pendinen
The pairing behaviour of the individual chromosome arms of Hordeum vulgare (Hv) with their homoeologous arms of H. bulbosum (Hb) at metaphase I of meiosis in tetraploid Hb × Hv hybrids and the frequencies of recombined Hv chromosome arms in selfed offspring were studied on differentially visualized chromosomes after fluorescent in situ hybridisation. The frequencies of paired Hv-Hb arms in the F2 and F3 hybrids were correlated with the frequencies of recombined Hv chromosomes in progenies. Self-generation of hybrids, the number of Hv and Hb chromosomes, and the number of recombined Hv chromosomes of the hybrids strongly influenced the Hv-Hb pairing frequency in meiosis...
January 21, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099951/complex-x-chromosomal-rearrangements-in-two-women-with-ovarian-dysfunction-implications-of-chromothripsis-chromoanasynthesis-dependent-and-independent-origins-of-complex-genomic-alterations
#2
Erina Suzuki, Hirohito Shima, Machiko Toki, Kunihiko Hanew, Keiko Matsubara, Hiroki Kurahashi, Satoshi Narumi, Tsutomu Ogata, Tsutomu Kamimaki, Maki Fukami
Our current understanding of the phenotypic consequences and the molecular basis of germline complex chromosomal rearrangements remains fragmentary. Here, we report the clinical and molecular characteristics of 2 women with germline complex X-chromosomal rearrangements. Patient 1 presented with nonsyndromic ovarian dysfunction and hyperthyroidism; patient 2 exhibited various Turner syndrome- associated symptoms including ovarian dysfunction, short stature, and autoimmune hypothyroidism. The genomic abnormalities of the patients were characterized by array-based comparative genomic hybridization, high-resolution karyotyping, microsatellite genotyping, X-inactivation analysis, and bisulfite sequencing...
January 19, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064285/unusual-duplication-in-the-pericentromeric-region-of-chromosome-9-in-a-patient-with-phenotypic-alterations
#3
Andréa C M Malinverni, Mileny E Colovati, Ana B A Perez, Thamy P Caneloi, Hélio R Oliveira, Nadezda Kosyakova, Thomas Liehr, Ahmed B Hamid, Maria I Melaragno
Several alterations involving the pericentromeric region of chromosome 9 are considered as normal population variants. These heterochromatic variants or heteromorphisms can include 9qh+, 9cen+, 9ph+, 9ph-, inv(9)(p11q13), and other patterns which can only be defined by FISH studies. However, some heteromorphisms have been found more frequently in patients with several clinical disorders. Here, we report on a patient with intellectual disability, language and neurodevelopmental delay, as well as facial dysmorphism and an unusual chromosome 9...
January 7, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030855/a-rare-de-novo-interstitial-duplication-at-4p15-2-in-a-boy-with-severe-congenital-heart-defects-limb-anomalies-hypogonadism-and-global-developmental-delay
#4
Liyang Liang, Yingjun Xie, Yiping Shen, Qibin Yin, Haiming Yuan
Proximal 4p deletion syndrome is a relatively rare genetic condition characterized by dysmorphic facial features, limb anomalies, minor congenital heart defects, hypogonadism, cafe-au-lait spots, developmental delay, tall and thin habitus, and intellectual disability. At present, over 20 cases of this syndrome have been published. However, duplication of the same region in proximal 4p has never been reported. Here, we describe a 2-year-5-month-old boy with severe congenital heart defects, limb anomalies, hypogonadism, distinctive facial features, pre- and postnatal developmental delay, and mild cognitive impairments...
December 29, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030854/the-chromosomes-of-birds-during-meiosis
#5
María I Pigozzi
The cytological analysis of meiotic chromosomes is an exceptional tool to approach complex processes such as synapsis and recombination during the division. Chromosome studies of meiosis have been especially valuable in birds, where naturally occurring mutants or experimental knock-out animals are not available to fully investigate the basic mechanisms of major meiotic events. This review highlights the main contributions of synaptonemal complex and lampbrush chromosome research to the current knowledge of avian meiosis, with special emphasis on the organization of chromosomes during prophase I, the impact of chromosome rearrangements during meiosis, and distinctive features of the ZW pair...
December 29, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006764/telomere-dysfunction-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-cryptogenic-cirrhosis
#6
Ido Laish, Batya Mannasse-Green, Ruth Hadary, Tal Biron-Shental, Fred M Konikoff, Aliza Amiel, Yona Kitay-Cohen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cryptogenic cirrhosis (CC) are considered preneoplastic conditions that might progress to hepatocellular carcinoma. We evaluated parameters of telomere dysfunction in these patient groups to study the correlation between telomere length and the progression of NAFLD. We analyzed peripheral lymphocytes from 22 patients with NAFLD, 20 patients with CC, and 20 healthy, age-matched controls. Telomere length was analyzed using quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization, and cellular senescence was evaluated by the percentage of cells with senescence-associated heterochromatin foci...
December 23, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002823/the-genomic-era-of-clinical-oncology-integrated-genomic-analysis-for-precision-cancer-care
#7
Lea F Surrey, Minjie Luo, Fengqi Chang, Marilyn M Li
Genomic alterations are important biological markers for cancer diagnosis and prognosis, disease classification, risk stratification, and treatment selection. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are superb new tools for evaluating cancer genomes. These state-of-the-art technologies offer high-throughput, highly accurate, targeted and whole-genome evaluation of genomic alterations in tumor tissues. The application of CMA and NGS technologies in cancer research has generated a wealth of useful information about the landscape of genomic alterations in cancer and their implications in cancer care...
December 22, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002819/divergence-between-c-melo-and-african-cucumis-species-identified-by-chromosome-painting-and-rdna-distribution-pattern
#8
Kunpeng Li, Huaisong Wang, Jiming Wang, Jianying Sun, Zongyun Li, Yonghua Han
The 5S and 45S rDNA sites are useful chromosome landmarks and can provide valuable information about karyotype evolution and species interrelationships. In this study, we employed fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to determine the number and chromosomal location of 5S and 45S rDNA loci in 8 diploid Cucumis species. Two oligonucleotide painting probes specific for the rDNA-bearing chromosomes in C. melo were hybridized to other Cucumis species in order to investigate the homeologies among the rDNA-carrying chromosomes in Cucumis species...
December 22, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997882/mutations-in-genes-coding-for-synaptonemal-complex-proteins-and-their-impact-on-human-fertility
#9
Adriana Geisinger, Ricardo Benavente
Human infertility is often classified as idiopathic in both males and females. Meiotic errors may account for at least part of these cases. As the synaptonemal complex (SC, a meiosis-specific protein scaffold) is essential for successful meiosis progression, in this paper, we analyzed the mutations in genes coding for SC components described in infertile patients to assess to what extent alterations in the SC can be related to human infertility. So far, mutations in SYCP3 and SYCE1 genes have been reported...
December 21, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880953/deletion-of-top3b-is-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-and-facial-dysmorphism
#10
Carolyn S Kaufman, Ann Genovese, Merlin G Butler
Deletions of different regions of chromosome 22q11 have been extensively characterized in the literature, with a recent review outlining common deletions with a standardized system proposed for classification and nomenclature. The genotype-phenotype relationships have not been sufficiently elucidated for these deletions, and it remains unclear which specific genes play the dominant roles in producing associated clinical features. Several deletions involve entirely distinct regions of chromosome 22q11 but do not overlap, suggesting that a number of different genes contribute to the clinical features...
November 24, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926907/mammalian-meiotic-recombination-a-toolbox-for-genome-evolution
#11
Laia Capilla, Montserrat Garcia Caldés, Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
Meiotic recombination is a process that increases genetic diversity and is fundamental for sexual reproduction. Determining by which mechanisms genetic variation is generated and maintained across different phylogenetic groups provides the basis for our understanding of biodiversity and evolution. In this review, we go through different aspects of this essential phenomenon, paying special attention to mammals. We provide a comprehensive view on the organization of meiotic chromosomes and the mechanisms involved in the formation and genomic distribution of recombination hotspots, focusing on the factors influencing the formation and repair of the massive amount of self-induced DNA breaks in early stages of meiosis...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915340/2q33-1q34-deletion-in-a-girl-with-brain-anomalies-and-anorectal-malformation
#12
Luisa Ronzoni, Antonio Novelli, Giulia Brisighelli, Angela Peron, Fabio Triulzi, Vera Bianchi, Ernesto Leva, Maria F Bedeschi
2q33 deletions are considered to constitute a distinct clinical entity (Glass syndrome or 2q33 microdeletion syndrome) with a characteristic phenotype. Most patients have moderate to severe developmental delay, speech delay, a particular behavioural phenotype, feeding problems, growth restriction, a typical facial appearance, thin and sparse hair, tooth abnormalities, and skeletal anomalies. Here, we report on a patient with a 2q33.1q34 deletion spanning 8.3 Mb of genomic DNA. Although her clinical features are very reminiscent of the 2q33 microdeletion syndrome, she also presented with brain and anorectal malformations...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907920/aneuploidy-detection-and-mtdna-quantification-in-bovine-embryos-with-different-cleavage-onset-using-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-protocol
#13
Miroslav Hornak, David Kubicek, Petr Broz, Pavlina Hulinska, Katerina Hanzalova, Darren Griffin, Marie Machatkova, Jiri Rubes
Bovine embryos are now routinely used in agricultural systems as a means of disseminating superior genetics worldwide, ultimately with the aim of feeding an ever-growing population. Further investigations, common for human IVF embryos, thus have priority to improve cattle IVF, as has screening for aneuploidy (abnormal chromosome number). Although the incidence and consequences of aneuploidy are well documented in human preimplantation embryos, they are less well known for the embryos of other animals. To address this, we assessed aneuploidy levels in thirty-one 2-cell bovine embryos derived from early- and late-cleaving zygotes...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894106/prader-willi-syndrome-due-to-an-unbalanced-de-novo-translocation-t-15-19-q12-p13-3
#14
Vy Dang, Abhilasha Surampalli, Ann M Manzardo, Stephanie Youn, Merlin G Butler, June-Anne Gold, Virginia E Kimonis
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex, multisystem genetic disorder characterized by endocrine, neurologic, and behavioral abnormalities. We report the first case of an unbalanced de novo reciprocal translocation of chromosomes 15 and 19, 45,XY,-15,der(19)t(15;19)(q12;p13.3), resulting in monosomy for the PWS critical chromosome region. Our patient had several typical features of PWS including infantile hypotonia, a poor suck and feeding difficulties, tantrums, skin picking, compulsions, small hands and feet, and food seeking, but not hypopigmentation, a micropenis, cryptorchidism or obesity as common findings seen in PWS at the time of examination at 6 years of age...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852077/koolen-de-vries-syndrome-clinical-report-of-an-adult-and-literature-review
#15
Claudia Ciaccio, Chiara Dordoni, Marco Ritelli, Marina Colombi
Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdS) is a rare genetic condition characterized by typical facial dysmorphisms, cardiac and renal defects, skeletal anomalies, developmental delay, and intellectual disability of variable level. It is caused by a 440-680-kb deletion in the 17q21.31 region, encompassing CRHR1, MAPT, IMP5, STH, and KANSL1, or by an intragenic KANSL1 mutation. The majority of the patients reported are pediatric or young adults, and long-term studies able to define the prognosis of the disease are lacking...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846620/oncogenic-properties-of-candidate-oncogenes-in-chromosome-region-17p11-2p12-in-human-osteosarcoma
#16
Joeri Both, Thijs Wu, Anneloor L M A Ten Asbroek, Frank Baas, Theo J M Hulsebos
Osteosarcomas are primary tumors of bone that most often develop in adolescents. They are characterized by complex genomic changes including amplifications, deletions, and translocations. The chromosome region 17p11.2p12 is frequently amplified in human high grade osteosarcomas (25% of cases), suggesting the presence of one or more oncogenes. In previous studies, we identified 9 candidate oncogenes in this region (GID4, ARGHAP44, LRRC75A-AS1, TOP3A, COPS3, SHMT1, PRPSAP2, PMP22, and RASD1). The aim of the present study was to determine their oncogenic properties...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842301/wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome-with-epibulbar-dermoid-an-unusual-association-in-a-patient-with-4p-deletion-and-functional-xp-disomy
#17
Silvia Bragagnolo, Mileny E S Colovati, Roberta S Guilherme, Anelisa G Dantas, Malú Zamariolli de Souza, Maria F de Soares, Maria I Melaragno, Ana B Perez
Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a contiguous gene and multiple malformation syndrome that results from a deletion in the 4p16.3 region. We describe here a 6-month-old girl that presented with WHS features but also displayed unusual findings, such as epibulbar dermoid in the left eye, ear tags, and left microtia. Although on G-banding her karyotype appeared to be normal, chromosomal microarray analysis revealed an ∼13-Mb 4p16.3p15.33 deletion and an ∼9-Mb Xp22.33p22.31 duplication, resulting from a balanced maternal t(X;4)(p22...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838684/constitutional-trisomy-8-mosaicism-with-persistent-macrocytosis
#18
Şule Altıner, Nüket Y Kutlay, Osman İlhan
Constitutional trisomy 8 mosaicism (CT8M) is a rare chromosomal abnormality. The phenotype varies from normal features to severe malformations. CT8M increases the risk of developing leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. As CT8M is very rare, its diagnosis can easily be overlooked, especially in cases with mild phenotypes. Here, we report the diagnostic process of a 40-year-old female patient with CT8M and discuss the importance of follow-up in monitoring for hematological malignancies.
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829247/occurrence-and-origin-of-supernumerary-chromosomes-in-partamona-hymenoptera-apidae-meliponini
#19
Diana P Machado, Elder A Miranda, Mariana C Dessi, Camila P Sabadini, Marco A Del Lama
Samples from 861 colonies of 12 Partamona species from 125 Brazilian localities were analysed for a SCAR marker specific to the B chromosomes of P. helleri. We identified the SCAR marker in 6 of the 12 species analysed, including 2 (P. gregaria and P. chapadicola) from the pearsoni clade. This is the first report on the presence of this marker in Partamona species that are not included in the cupira clade, which indicates that the B chromosomes probably are more widespread in this genus than previously thought...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825145/constitutional-chromoanagenesis-of-distal-13q-in-a-young-adult-with-recurrent-strokes
#20
Rachel D Burnside, April Harris, Darrow Speyer, W Scott Burgin, David Z Rose, Amarilis Sanchez-Valle
Constitutional chromoanagenesis events, which include chromoanasynthesis and chromothripsis and result in highly complex rearrangements, have been reported for only a few individuals. While rare, these phenomena have likely been underestimated in a constitutional setting as technologies that can accurately detect such complexity are relatively new to the mature field of clinical cytogenetics. G-banding is not likely to accurately identify chromoanasynthesis or chromothripsis, since the banding patterns of chromosomes are likely to be misidentified or oversimplified due to a much lower resolution...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
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