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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926069/rna-directed-off-on-switch-of-rnase-h-activity-using-boronic-ester-formation
#1
Maëva Reverte, Ivan Barvik, Jean-Jacques Vasseur, Michael Smietana
RNase H is a non-specific endonuclease which degrades selectively the RNA strand in DNA/RNA duplexes. We demonstrate in the present study that 5'-boronic acid modified oligonucleotides hybridized to a RNA target sequence converts RNase H to an inactivated enzyme complex. The dynamic formation of a boronate ester upon addition of a diol moiety disrupts the enzyme-inhibitor complex and reactivates RNase H. Moreover, we show that reactivation of RNase H function can also be engineered through short RNA trimers inputs that fashion RNase H from a non-specific DNA-guided enzyme into an informational and programmable RNA-guided one...
September 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906476/ultra-sensitive-nt-probnp-quantification-for-early-detection-of-risk-factors-leading-to-heart-failure
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Keum-Soo Song, Satish Balasaheb Nimse, Mukesh Digambar Sonawane, Shrikant Dashrath Warkad, Taisun Kim
Cardiovascular diseases such as acute myocardial infarction and heart failure accounted for the death of 17.5 million people (31% of all global deaths) in 2015. Monitoring the level of circulating N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) is crucial for the detection of people at risk of heart failure. In this article, we describe a novel ultra-sensitive NT-proBNP test (us-NT-proBNP) that allows the quantification of circulating NT-proBNP in 30 min at 25 °C in the linear detection range of 7.0-600 pg/mL. It is a first report on the application of a fluorescence bead labeled detection antibody, DNA-guided detection method, and glass fiber membrane platform for the quantification of NT-proBNP in clinical samples...
September 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851869/multifunctional-quantum-dot-dna-hydrogels
#3
Libing Zhang, Sae Rin Jean, Sharif Ahmed, Peter M Aldridge, Xiyan Li, Fengjia Fan, Edward H Sargent, Shana O Kelley
Biotemplated nanomaterials offer versatile functionality for multimodal imaging, biosensing, and drug delivery. There remains an unmet need for traceable and biocompatible nanomaterials that can be synthesized in a precisely controllable manner. Here, we report self-assembled quantum dot DNA hydrogels that exhibit both size and spectral tunability. We successfully incorporate DNA-templated quantum dots with high quantum yield, long-term photostability, and low cytotoxicity into a hydrogel network in a single step...
August 29, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759888/high-temperature-crystallization-of-nanocrystals-into-three-dimensional-superlattices
#4
Liheng Wu, Joshua J Willis, Ian Salmon McKay, Benjamin T Diroll, Jian Qin, Matteo Cargnello, Christopher J Tassone
Crystallization of colloidal nanocrystals into superlattices represents a practical bottom-up process with which to create ordered metamaterials with emergent functionalities. With precise control over the size, shape and composition of individual nanocrystals, various single- and multi-component nanocrystal superlattices have been produced, the lattice structures and chemical compositions of which can be accurately engineered. Nanocrystal superlattices are typically prepared by carefully controlling the assembly process through solvent evaporation or destabilization or through DNA-guided crystallization...
July 31, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609472/no-evidence-for-genome-editing-in-mouse-zygotes-and-hek293t-human-cell-line-using-the-dna-guided-natronobacterium-gregoryi-argonaute-ngago
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Nay Chi Khin, Jenna L Lowe, Lora M Jensen, Gaetan Burgio
A recently published research article reported that the extreme halophile archaebacterium Natronobacterium gregoryi Argonaute enzyme (NgAgo) could cleave the cellular DNA under physiological temperature conditions in cell line and be implemented as an alternative to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology. We assessed this claim in mouse zygotes for four loci (Sptb, Tet-1, Tet-2 and Tet-3) and in the human HEK293T cell line for the EMX1 locus. Over 100 zygotes were microinjected with nls-NgAgo-GK plasmid provided from Addgene and various concentrations of 5'-phosphorylated guide DNA (gDNA) from 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520746/dna-recognition-by-an-rna-guided-bacterial-argonaute
#6
Kevin W Doxzen, Jennifer A Doudna
Argonaute (Ago) proteins are widespread in prokaryotes and eukaryotes and share a four-domain architecture capable of RNA- or DNA-guided nucleic acid recognition. Previous studies identified a prokaryotic Argonaute protein from the eubacterium Marinitoga piezophila (MpAgo), which binds preferentially to 5'-hydroxylated guide RNAs and cleaves single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) and DNA (ssDNA) targets. Here we present a 3.2 Å resolution crystal structure of MpAgo bound to a 21-nucleotide RNA guide and a complementary 21-nucleotide ssDNA substrate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494027/no-evidence-of-genome-editing-activity-from-natronobacterium-gregoryi-argonaute-ngago-in-human-cells
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Parisa Javidi-Parsijani, Guoguang Niu, Meghan Davis, Pin Lu, Anthony Atala, Baisong Lu
The argonaute protein from the thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus shows DNA-guided DNA interfering activity at high temperatures, complicating its application in mammalian cells. A recent work reported that the argonaute protein from Natronobacterium gregoryi (NgAgo) had DNA-guided genome editing activity in mammalian cells. We compared the genome editing activities of NgAgo and Staphylococcus aureus Cas9 (SaCas9) in human HEK293T cells side by side. EGFP reporter assays and DNA sequencing consistently revealed high genome editing activity from SaCas9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486453/addendum-editorial-expression-of-concern-dna-guided-genome-editing-using-the-natronobacterium-gregoryi-argonaute
#8
Feng Gao, Xiao Z Shen, Feng Jiang, Yongqiang Wu, Chunyu Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471013/oligonucleotide-addressed-covalent-3-terminal-derivatization-of-small-rna-strands-for-enrichment-and-visualization
#9
Aleksandr Osipenko, Alexandra Plotnikova, Milda Nainytė, Viktoras Masevičius, Saulius Klimašauskas, Giedrius Vilkaitis
The HEN1 RNA 2'-O-methyltransferase plays important roles in the biogenesis of small non-coding RNAs in plants and proved a valuable tool for selective transfer of functional groups from cofactor analogues onto miRNA and siRNA duplexes in vitro. Herein, we demonstrate the versatile HEN1-mediated methylation and alkylation of small RNA strands in heteroduplexes with a range of complementary synthetic DNA oligonucleotides carrying user-defined moieties such as internal or 3'-terminal extensions or chemical reporter groups...
June 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397312/lessons-from-the-cagi-4-hopkins-clinical-panel-challenge
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John-Marc Chandonia, Aashish Adhikari, Marco Carraro, Aparna Chhibber, Garry R Cutting, Yao Fu, Alessandra Gasparini, David T Jones, Andreas Kramer, Kunal Kundu, Hugo Y K Lam, Emanuela Leonardi, John Moult, Lipika R Pal, David B Searls, Sohela Shah, Shamil Sunyaev, Silvio C E Tosatto, Yizhou Yin, Bethany A Buckley
The CAGI-4 Hopkins clinical panel challenge was an attempt to assess state-of-the-art methods for clinical phenotype prediction from DNA sequence. Participants were provided with exonic sequences of 83 genes for 106 patients from the Johns Hopkins DNA Diagnostic Laboratory. Five groups participated in the challenge, predicting both the probability that each patient had each of the 14 possible classes of disease, as well as one or more causal variants. In cases where the Hopkins laboratory reported a variant, at least one predictor correctly identified the disease class in 36 of the 43 patients (84%)...
September 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335274/metallic-nanostructures-based-on-dna-nanoshapes
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REVIEW
Boxuan Shen, Kosti Tapio, Veikko Linko, Mauri A Kostiainen, Jari Jussi Toppari
Metallic nanostructures have inspired extensive research over several decades, particularly within the field of nanoelectronics and increasingly in plasmonics. Due to the limitations of conventional lithography methods, the development of bottom-up fabricated metallic nanostructures has become more and more in demand. The remarkable development of DNA-based nanostructures has provided many successful methods and realizations for these needs, such as chemical DNA metallization via seeding or ionization, as well as DNA-guided lithography and casting of metallic nanoparticles by DNA molds...
August 10, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319084/structural-and-mechanistic-insights-into-an-archaeal-dna-guided-argonaute-protein
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Sarah Willkomm, Christine A Oellig, Adrian Zander, Tobias Restle, Ronan Keegan, Dina Grohmann, Sabine Schneider
Argonaute (Ago) proteins in eukaryotes are known as key players in post-transcriptional gene silencing(1), while recent studies on prokaryotic Agos hint at their role in the protection against invading DNA(2,3). Here, we present crystal structures of the apo enzyme and a binary Ago-guide complex of the archaeal Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (Mj) Ago. Binding of a guide DNA leads to large structural rearrangements. This includes the structural transformation of a hinge region containing a switch helix, which has been shown for human Ago2 to be critical for the dynamic target search process(4-6)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306508/prokaryotic-argonaute-uses-an-all-in-one-mechanism-to-provide-host-defense
#13
Dipali G Sashital
In this issue, Swarts et al. (2017) discover that prokaryotic Argonaute proteins generate their own DNA guide strands through a newly characterized, unguided "chopping" activity. Double-stranded chopping products are selectively loaded onto Argonaute, enabling DNA-guided defense against foreign DNA.
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287704/orientational-binding-of-dna-guided-by-the-c2n-template
#14
Zonglin Gu, Lin Zhao, Shengtang Liu, Guangxin Duan, Jose Manuel Perez-Aguilar, Judong Luo, Weifeng Li, Ruhong Zhou
A detailed understanding of the interactions between biomolecules and nanomaterial surfaces is critical for the development of biomedical applications of these nanomaterials. Here, we characterized the binding patterns and dynamics of a double stranded DNA (dsDNA) segment on the recently synthesized nitrogenized graphene (C2N) with both theoretical (including classical and quantum calculations) and experimental approaches. Our results show that the dsDNA repeatedly exhibits a strong preference in its binding mode on the C2N substrate, displaying an upright orientation that is independent of its initial configurations...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262506/autonomous-generation-and-loading-of-dna-guides-by-bacterial-argonaute
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Daan C Swarts, Malwina Szczepaniak, Gang Sheng, Stanley D Chandradoss, Yifan Zhu, Elizabeth M Timmers, Yong Zhang, Hongtu Zhao, Jizhong Lou, Yanli Wang, Chirlmin Joo, John van der Oost
Several prokaryotic Argonaute proteins (pAgos) utilize small DNA guides to mediate host defense by targeting invading DNA complementary to the DNA guide. It is unknown how these DNA guides are being generated and loaded onto pAgo. Here, we demonstrate that guide-free Argonaute from Thermus thermophilus (TtAgo) can degrade double-stranded DNA (dsDNA), thereby generating small dsDNA fragments that subsequently are loaded onto TtAgo. Combining single-molecule fluorescence, molecular dynamic simulations, and structural studies, we show that TtAgo loads dsDNA molecules with a preference toward a deoxyguanosine on the passenger strand at the position opposite to the 5' end of the guide strand...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187792/evolution-of-rna-and-dna-guided-antivirus-defense-systems-in-prokaryotes-and-eukaryotes-common-ancestry-vs-convergence
#16
REVIEW
Eugene V Koonin
Complementarity between nucleic acid molecules is central to biological information transfer processes. Apart from the basal processes of replication, transcription and translation, complementarity is also employed by multiple defense and regulatory systems. All cellular life forms possess defense systems against viruses and mobile genetic elements, and in most of them some of the defense mechanisms involve small guide RNAs or DNAs that recognize parasite genomes and trigger their inactivation. The nucleic acid-guided defense systems include prokaryotic Argonaute (pAgo)-centered innate immunity and CRISPR-Cas adaptive immunity as well as diverse branches of RNA interference (RNAi) in eukaryotes...
February 10, 2017: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165224/programmable-dna-guided-artificial-restriction-enzymes
#17
Behnam Enghiad, Huimin Zhao
Restriction enzymes are essential tools for recombinant DNA technology that have revolutionized modern biological research. However, they have limited sequence specificity and availability. Here we report a Pyrococcus furiosus Argonaute (PfAgo) based platform for generating artificial restriction enzymes (AREs) capable of recognizing and cleaving DNA sequences at virtually any arbitrary site and generating defined sticky ends of varying length. Short DNA guides are used to direct PfAgo to target sites for cleavage at high temperatures (>87 °C) followed by reannealing of the cleaved single stranded DNAs...
February 6, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105837/hrp-mimicking-dnazyme-catalyzed-in-situ-generation-of-polyaniline-to-assist-signal-amplification-for-ultrasensitive-surface-plasmon-resonance-biosensing
#18
Haiyin Li, Jiafu Chang, Ting Hou, Feng Li
It is well-known that the horseradish peroxidase- (HRP-) mimicking DNAzyme, namely, hemin/G-quadruplex, can effectively catalyze the polymerization of aniline to form DNA-guided polyaniline. Meanwhile, polyaniline exhibits extraordinary electrical, electrochemical, and redox properties, as well as excellent SPR signal-enhancing ability. Herein, we report a novel ultrasensitive surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor based on HRP-mimicking DNAzyme-catalyzed in situ formation of polyaniline for signal amplification, using bleomycin (BLM) as the proof-of-concept analyte...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066798/an-ngago-tool-for-genome-editing-did-crispr-cas9-just-find-a-competitor
#19
Qiang Wei, Junyi Liao, Xinyi Yu, Eric J Wang, Claire Wang, Hue H Luu, Rex C Haydon, Michael J Lee, Tong-Chuan He
While CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing technology has been experiencing a rapid transformation during the past few years, a recent report on NgAgo-mediated single-stranded DNA-guided genome editing may offer an attractive alternative for genome manipulation. While it's too early to predict whether NgAgo will be able to compete with or be superior to CRISPR/Cas9, the scientific community is anxiously waiting for further optimization and broader applications of the NgAgo genome editing technology.
September 2016: Genes & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053232/directional-emission-from-dye-functionalized-plasmonic-dna-superlattice-microcavities
#20
Daniel J Park, Jessie C Ku, Lin Sun, Clotilde M Lethiec, Nathaniel P Stern, George C Schatz, Chad A Mirkin
Three-dimensional plasmonic superlattice microcavities, made from programmable atom equivalents comprising gold nanoparticles functionalized with DNA, are used as a testbed to study directional light emission. DNA-guided nanoparticle colloidal crystallization allows for the formation of micrometer-scale single-crystal body-centered cubic gold nanoparticle superlattices, with dye molecules coupled to the DNA strands that link the particles together, in the form of a rhombic dodecahedron. Encapsulation in silica allows one to create robust architectures with the plasmonically active particles and dye molecules fixed in space...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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