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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821270/calmodulin-like-protein-3-is-an-estrogen-receptor-alpha-coregulator-for-gene-expression-and-drug-response-in-a-snp-estrogen-and-serm-dependent-fashion
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Sisi Qin, James N Ingle, Mohan Liu, Jia Yu, D Lawrence Wickerham, Michiaki Kubo, Richard M Weinshilboum, Liewei Wang
BACKGROUND: We previously performed a case-control genome-wide association study in women treated with selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) for breast cancer prevention and identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ZNF423 as potential biomarkers for response to SERM therapy. The ZNF423rs9940645 SNP, which is approximately 200 bp away from the estrogen response elements, resulted in the SNP, estrogen, and SERM-dependent regulation of ZNF423 expression and, "downstream", that of BRCA1...
August 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821238/genome-wide-analysis-of-ltr-retrotransposon-diversity-and-its-impact-on-the-evolution-of-the-genus-helianthus-l
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Flavia Mascagni, Tommaso Giordani, Marilena Ceccarelli, Andrea Cavallini, Lucia Natali
BACKGROUND: Genome divergence by mobile elements activity and recombination is a continuous process that plays a key role in the evolution of species. Nevertheless, knowledge on retrotransposon-related variability among species belonging to the same genus is still limited. Considering the importance of the genus Helianthus, a model system for studying the ecological genetics of speciation and adaptation, we performed a comparative analysis of the repetitive genome fraction across ten species and one subspecies of sunflower, focusing on long terminal repeat retrotransposons at superfamily, lineage and sublineage levels...
August 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818345/mobile-group-ii-introns-as-ancestral-eukaryotic-elements
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REVIEW
Olga Novikova, Marlene Belfort
The duality of group II introns, capable of carrying out both self-splicing and retromobility reactions, is hypothesized to have played a profound role in the evolution of eukaryotes. These introns likely provided the framework for the emergence of eukaryotic retroelements, spliceosomal introns and other key components of the spliceosome. Group II introns are found in all three domains of life and are therefore considered to be exceptionally successful mobile genetic elements. Initially identified in organellar genomes, group II introns are found in bacteria, chloroplasts, and mitochondria of plants and fungi, but not in nuclear genomes...
August 14, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811374/recruitment-of-crispr-cas-systems-by-tn7-like-transposons
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Joseph E Peters, Kira S Makarova, Sergey Shmakov, Eugene V Koonin
A survey of bacterial and archaeal genomes shows that many Tn7-like transposons contain minimal type I-F CRISPR-Cas systems that consist of fused cas8f and cas5f, cas7f, and cas6f genes and a short CRISPR array. Several small groups of Tn7-like transposons encompass similarly truncated type I-B CRISPR-Cas. This minimal gene complement of the transposon-associated CRISPR-Cas systems implies that they are competent for pre-CRISPR RNA (precrRNA) processing yielding mature crRNAs and target binding but not target cleavage that is required for interference...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811350/defining-the-dna-binding-site-recognized-by-the-fission-yeast-zn2cys6-transcription-factor-pho7-and-its-role-in-phosphate-homeostasis
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Beate Schwer, Ana M Sanchez, Angad Garg, Debashree Chatterjee, Stewart Shuman
Fission yeast phosphate homeostasis entails transcriptional induction of genes encoding phosphate-mobilizing proteins under conditions of phosphate starvation. Transcription factor Pho7, a member of the Zn2Cys6 family of fungal transcription regulators, is the central player in the starvation response. The DNA binding sites in the promoters of phosphate-responsive genes have not been defined, nor have any structure-function relationships been established for the Pho7 protein. Here we narrow this knowledge gap by (i) delineating an autonomous DNA-binding domain (DBD) within Pho7 that includes the Zn2Cys6 module, (ii) deploying recombinant Pho7 DBD in DNase I footprinting and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSAs) to map the Pho7 recognition sites in the promoters of the phosphate-regulated pho1 and tgp1 genes to a 12-nucleotide sequence motif [5'-TCG(G/C)(A/T)xxTTxAA], (iii) independently identifying the same motif as a Pho7 recognition element via in silico analysis of available genome-wide ChIP-seq data, (iv) affirming that mutations in the two Pho7 recognition sites in the pho1 promoter efface pho1 expression in vivo, and (v) establishing that the zinc-binding cysteines and a pair of conserved arginines in the DBD are essential for Pho7 activity in vivoIMPORTANCE Fungi respond to phosphate starvation by inducing the transcription of a set of phosphate acquisition genes that comprise a phosphate regulon...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805485/transcriptional-activity-of-transposable-elements-may-contribute-to-gene-expression-changes-in-the-syncytium-formed-by-cyst-nematode-in-arabidopsis-roots
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Sarbottam Piya, Morgan Bennett, Aditi Rambani, Tarek Hewezi
Transposable elements (TEs) are mobile genetic materials that constitute a large fraction of plant genomes. Recent experimental evidences indicate that TEs can play key regulatory roles in controlling the expression of adjacent genes during plant development and stress responses. Nevertheless, information about the transcriptional activity of TEs and their impact on proximal genes during plant-nematode interaction remains largely unknown. Here, we identify of differentially expressed TEs and report their possible influence on the expression of nearby genes during the susceptible interaction between the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii and Arabidopsis thaliana...
August 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802691/the-genome-analysis-of-oleiphilus-messinensis-me102-dsm-13489-t-reveals-backgrounds-of-its-obligate-alkane-devouring-marine-lifestyle
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Stepan V Toshchakov, Alexei A Korzhenkov, Tatyana N Chernikova, Manuel Ferrer, Olga V Golyshina, Michail M Yakimov, Peter N Golyshin
Marine bacterium Oleiphilus messinensis ME102 (DSM 13489(T)) isolated from the sediments of the harbor of Messina (Italy) is a member of the order Oceanospirillales, class Gammaproteobacteria, representing the physiological group of marine obligate hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria (OHCB) alongside the members of the genera Alcanivorax, Oleispira, Thalassolituus, Cycloclasticus and Neptunomonas. These organisms play a crucial role in the natural environmental cleanup in marine systems. Despite having the largest genome (6...
August 9, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800766/examining-non-ltr-retrotransposons-in-the-context-of-the-evolving-primate-brain
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REVIEW
Sara B Linker, Maria C Marchetto, Iñigo Narvaiza, Ahmet M Denli, Fred H Gage
Researchers have long sought to understand the genetic basis of the cognitive differences between primates, with particular focus on the human brain. Although all mutational types have worked in concert with evolutionary forces to generate the current human brain, in this review we will explore the impact of mobile elements, specifically non-LTR retrotransposons. Non-LTR retrotransposons have contributed coding and regulatory sequences to the genome throughout evolution. During primate evolution there have been multiple waves of LINE retrotransposition as well as the birth of new mobile elements such as the SINEs Alu and SVA and we will explore what kinds of impacts these may have had on the evolving human brain...
August 11, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800585/comparative-pathogenomics-of-clostridium-tetani
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Jonathan E Cohen, Rong Wang, Rong-Fong Shen, Wells W Wu, James E Keller
Clostridium tetani and Clostridium botulinum produce two of the most potent neurotoxins known, tetanus neurotoxin and botulinum neurotoxin, respectively. Extensive biochemical and genetic investigation has been devoted to identifying and characterizing various C. botulinum strains. Less effort has been focused on studying C. tetani likely because recently sequenced strains of C. tetani show much less genetic diversity than C. botulinum strains and because widespread vaccination efforts have reduced the public health threat from tetanus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798737/complete-genome-analysis-of-thermus-parvatiensis-and-comparative-genomics-of-thermus-spp-provide-insights-into-genetic-variability-and-evolution-of-natural-competence-as-strategic-survival-attributes
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Charu Tripathi, Harshita Mishra, Himani Khurana, Vatsala Dwivedi, Komal Kamra, Ram K Negi, Rup Lal
Thermophilic environments represent an interesting niche. Among thermophiles, the genus Thermus is among the most studied genera. In this study, we have sequenced the genome of Thermus parvatiensis strain RL, a thermophile isolated from Himalayan hot water springs (temperature >96°C) using PacBio RSII SMRT technique. The small genome (2.01 Mbp) comprises a chromosome (1.87 Mbp) and a plasmid (143 Kbp), designated in this study as pTP143. Annotation revealed a high number of repair genes, a squeezed genome but containing highly plastic plasmid with transposases, integrases, mobile elements and hypothetical proteins (44%)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798188/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-livestock-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sequence-type-5-isolate-from-the-united-states
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Samantha J Hau, Darrell O Bayles, David P Alt, Timothy S Frana, Tracy L Nicholson
Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) may be the largest MRSA reservoir outside the hospital setting. One concern with LA-MRSA is the acquisition of novel mobile genetic elements by these isolates. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of a swine LA-MRSA sequence type 5 isolate from the United States.
August 10, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794987/whole-genome-of-klebsiella-aerogenes-px01-isolated-from-san-jacinto-river-sediment-west-of-baytown-texas-reveals-the-presence-of-multiple-antibiotic-resistance-determinants-and-mobile-genetic-elements
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Rupa Iyer, Brian Iken, Ashish Damania
Klebsiella aerogenes is a Gram-negative bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae which is widely distributed in water, air and soil. It also forms part of the normal microbiota found in human and animal gastrointestinal tracts. Here we report the draft genome sequence (chromosome and 1 plasmid) of K. aerogenes strain PX01 compiled at the scaffold level from 97 contigs totaling 5,262,952 bp. K. aerogenes PX01 was isolated from sediment along the northern face of Burnet Bay west of Baytown, Texas. The nucleotide sequence of this genome was deposited into NCBI GenBank under the accession NJBB00000000...
December 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793862/physical-shearing-imparts-biological-activity-to-dna-and-ability-to-transmit-itself-horizontally-across-species-and-kingdom-boundaries
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Gorantla Venkata Raghuram, Deepika Gupta, Siddharth Subramaniam, Ashwini Gaikwad, Naveen Kumar Khare, Malcolm Nobre, Naveen Kumar Nair, Indraneel Mittra
BACKGROUND: We have recently reported that cell-free DNA (cfDNA) fragments derived from dying cells that circulate in blood are biologically active molecules and can readily enter into healthy cells to activate DNA damage and apoptotic responses in the recipients. However, DNA is not conventionally known to spontaneously enter into cells or to have any intrinsic biological activity. We hypothesized that cellular entry and acquisition of biological properties are functions of the size of DNA...
August 9, 2017: BMC Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771139/high-frequency-of-the-combined-presence-of-qrdr-mutations-and-pmqr-determinants-in-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-nosocomial-and-community-acquired-infections
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Bruna Fuga Araújo, Paola Amaral de Campos, Sabrina Royer, Melina Lorraine Ferreira, Iara Rossi Gonçalves, Deivid William da Fonseca Batistão, Daiane Silva Resende, Cristiane Silveira de Brito, Paulo Pinto Gontijo-Filho, Rosineide Marques Ribas
Plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants combined with mutations in quinolone resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) and clonal dissemination were investigated in 40 fluoroquinolone-resistant Klebsiellapneumoniae and Escherichiacoli isolates from nosocomial and community-acquired infections. We observed nucleotide substitutions in gyrA (Ser83Ile, Val37Leu, Lys154Arg, Ser171Ala, Ser19Asn, Ile198Val, Ser83Tyr, Ser83Leu, Asp87Asn and Asp87Gly) and parC genes (Ser80Ile, Glu84Lys, Ala129Ser, Val141Ala and Glu84Gly)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760894/first-detailed-genetic-characterization-of-the-structural-organization-of-type-iii-arginine-catabolic-mobile-elements-acmes-harbored-by-staphylococcus-epidermidis-using-whole-genome-sequencing
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Brenda A McManus, Aoife M O'Connor, Peter M Kinnevey, Michael O'Sullivan, Ioannis Polyzois, David C Coleman
The type III arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) was detected in three Staphylococcus epidermidis oral isolates recovered from separate patients (one healthy, one healthy with dental implants and one with periodontal disease) based on ACME-arc operon and -opp3 operon directed PCR. These isolates were subjected to whole genome sequencing to characterize the precise structural organization of ACME III for the first time and also revealed that all three isolates were the same sequence type, ST329.
July 31, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760680/genetic-analysis-of-a-per-2-producing-shewanella-spp-strain-harboring-a-variety-of-mobile-genetic-elements-and-antibiotic-resistant-determinants
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Marisa Almuzara, Sabrina Montaña, Terese Lazzaro, Sylvia Uong, Gisela Parmeciano Di Noto, German Traglia, Romina Bakai, Daniela Centrón, Andrés Iriarte, Cecilia Quiroga, Maria Soledad Ramirez
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this work is to investigate the molecular mechanisms that explain the multidrug resistant phenotype found in a novel clinical Shewanella spp. strain (Shew256) recovered from a diabetic patient. METHODS: The whole-genome shotgun sequencing was obtained with Illumina MiSeq-I and Nextera XT DNA library. De novo assembly was performed with SPADES. RAST was used to predict the open reading frames and the predictions were confirmed using BLAST. Further genomic analysis was carried out using average nucleotide identity (ANI), ACT (Artemis), OrthoMCL, ARG-ANNOT, ISFinder, PHAST, tRNAscan-SE, plasmidSPAdes, PlasmidFinder and MAUVE...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756947/two-element-transcriptional-regulation-in-the-canonical-wnt-pathway
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Kibeom Kim, Jaehyoung Cho, Thomas S Hilzinger, Harry Nunns, Andrew Liu, Bryan E Ryba, Lea Goentoro
The canonical Wnt pathway regulates numerous fundamental processes throughout development and adult physiology and is often disrupted in diseases [1-4]. Signal in the pathway is transduced by β-catenin, which in complex with Tcf/Lef regulates transcription. Despite the many processes that the Wnt pathway governs, β-catenin acts primarily on a single cis element in the DNA, the Wnt-responsive element (WRE), at times potentiated by a nearby Helper site. In this study, working with Xenopus, mouse, and human systems, we identified a cis element, distinct from WRE, upon which β-catenin and Tcf act...
August 7, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756583/phytopathogen-induced-changes-to-plant-methylomes
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REVIEW
Tarek Hewezi, Vince Pantalone, Morgan Bennett, C Neal Stewart, Tessa M Burch-Smith
DNA methylation is a dynamic and reversible type of epigenetic mark that contributes to cellular physiology by affecting transcription activity, transposon mobility and genome stability. When plants are infected with pathogens, plant DNA methylation patterns can change, indicating an epigenetic interplay between plant host and pathogen. In most cases methylation can change susceptibility. While DNA hypomethylation appears to be a common phenomenon during the susceptible interaction, the levels and patterns of hypomethylation in transposable elements and genic regions may mediate distinct responses against various plant pathogens...
July 29, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753967/drosophila-retrotransposons-making-up-telomeres
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REVIEW
Elena Casacuberta
Drosophila and extant species are the best-studied telomerase exception. In this organism, telomere elongation is coupled with targeted retrotransposition of Healing Transposon (HeT-A) and Telomere Associated Retrotransposon (TART) with sporadic additions of Telomere Associated and HeT-A Related (TAHRE), all three specialized non-Long Terminal Repeat (non-LTR) retrotransposons. These three very special retroelements transpose in head to tail arrays, always in the same orientation at the end of the chromosomes but never in interior locations...
July 19, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750672/frequency-of-alu-insertions-within-the-ace-and-pr-loci-in-northwestern-mexicans
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Hilda P Navarrete, Linda H Soler, Rosa E Mares, Marco A Ramos
OBJECTIVE: Presently, non-LTR retrotransposons are the most active mobile elements in the human genome. Among these, Alu elements are highly represented in the modern population. Worldwide, distribution of Alu polymorphisms (insertion/deletion; I/D) shows variability between different populations. Two Alu insertion loci, ACE and PR, are significant biomarkers that have served in several genotype-phenotype association studies. In Mexico, studies concerning the frequency of these biomarkers have been conducted mainly in subpopulations from central and southern regions...
July 27, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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