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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425150/genetic-basis-for-soma-is-present-in-undifferentiated-volvocine-green-algae
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Zachariah I Grochau-Wright, Erik R Hanschen, Patrick J Ferris, Takashi Hamaji, Hisayoshi Nozaki, Bradley J S C Olson, Richard E Michod
Somatic cellular differentiation plays a critical role in the transition from unicellular to multicellular life, but the evolution of its genetic basis remains poorly understood. By definition somatic cells do not reproduce to pass on genes and so constitute an extreme form of altruistic behavior. The volvocine green algae provide an excellent model system to study the evolution of multicellularity and somatic differentiation. In Volvox carteri, somatic cell differentiation is controlled by the regA gene, which is part of a tandem duplication of genes known as the reg cluster...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424731/identification-of-tify-family-genes-and-analysis-of-their-expression-profiles-in-response-to-phytohormone-treatments-and-melampsora-larici-populina-infection-in-poplar
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Wenxiu Xia, Hongyan Yu, Pei Cao, Jie Luo, Nian Wang
The TIFY domain contains approximately 36 conserved amino acids that form the core motif TIF[F/Y]XG, and they were reported to play important roles in plant growth, tissue development and defense regulation. Moreover, more and more evidence has shown that some members of the TIFY gene family perform their functions by modulating plant hormone signaling pathways. Poplar trees are found worldwide, and they comprise approximately 30 species. Benefit from the importance of poplar and its advanced platform, this tree is considered to be the model perennial plant...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424725/a-genome-scale-analysis-of-the-pin-gene-family-reveals-its-functions-in-cotton-fiber-development
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Yuzhou Zhang, Peng He, Zuoren Yang, Gai Huang, Limin Wang, Chaoyou Pang, Hui Xiao, Peng Zhao, Jianing Yu, Guanghui Xiao
The PIN-FORMED (PIN) protein, the most important polar auxin transporter, plays a critical role in the distribution of auxin and controls multiple biological processes. However, characterizations and functions of this gene family have not been identified in cotton. Here, we identified the PIN family in Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium arboreum, and Gossypium raimondii. This gene family was divided into seven subgroups. A chromosomal distribution analysis showed that GhPIN genes were evenly distributed in eight chromosomes and that the whole genome and dispersed duplications were the main duplication events for GhPIN expansion...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424701/clinical-overlapping-in-autoinflammatory-diseases-the-role-of-gene-duplication
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Paola Galozzi, Leonardo Punzi, Paolo Sfriso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423529/pif-promotes-brain-re-myelination-locally-while-regulating-systemic-inflammation-clinically-relevant-multiple-sclerosis-m-smegmatis-model
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Giuseppe Migliara, Martin Mueller, Alessia Piermattei, Chaya Brodie, Michael J Paidas, Eytan R Barnea, Francesco Ria
Neurologic disease diagnosis and treatment is challenging. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating autoimmune disease with few clinical forms and uncertain etiology. Current studies suggest that it is likely caused by infection(s) triggering a systemic immune response resulting in antigen/non-antigen-related autoimmune response in central nervous system (CNS). New therapeutic approaches are needed. Secreted by viable embryos, PreImplantation Factor (PIF) possesses a local and systemic immunity regulatory role...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422950/application-of-high-resolution-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-in-children-with-unknown-syndromic-microcephaly
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Eirini Tsoutsou, Maria Tzetis, Krinio Giannikou, Maria Braoudaki, Anastasis Mitrakos, Stella Amenta, Nikoletta Selenti, Emmanouil Kanavakis, Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Sophia Kitsiou-Tzeli, Helena Fryssira
BACKROUND: Microcephaly can be either isolated or coexists with other neurological entities and/or multiple congenital anomalies, known as syndromic microcephaly. Although many syndromic cases can be classified based on the characteristic phenotype, some others remain uncertain and require further investigation. The present study describes the application of array-Comparative Genomic Hybridization (array-CGH) as a diagnostic tool for the study of patients with clinical unknown syndromic microcephaly...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422838/opposite-chromosome-constitutions-due-to-a-familial-translocation-t-1-21-q43-q22-in-2-cousins-with-development-delay-and-congenital-anomalies-a-case-report
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Beata Aleksiūnienė, Rugilė Matulevičiūtė, Aušra Matulevičienė, Birutė Burnytė, Natalija Krasovskaja, Laima Ambrozaitytė, Violeta Mikštienė, Vaidas Dirsė, Algirdas Utkus, Vaidutis Kučinskas
RATIONALE: Chromosomal rearrangements are the major cause of multiple congenital abnormalities and intellectual disability. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We report 2 first cousins with unbalanced chromosomal aberrations of chromosomes 1 and 21, resulting from balanced familial translocation. Chromosome microarray analysis revealed 8.5 Mb1q43q44 duplication/21q22.2q22.3 deletion and 6.8 Mb 1q43q44 deletion/21q22.2q22.3 duplication. Among other features, cognitive and motor development delay and craniofacial anomalies are present in both patients, whereas congenital heart defect and hearing impairment is only present in patient carrying 1q43q44 duplication/21q22...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421086/association-analysis-of-markers-derived-from-starch-biosynthesis-related-genes-with-starch-physicochemical-properties-in-the-usda-rice-mini-core-collection
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Kehu Li, Jinsong Bao, Harold Corke, Mei Sun
Rice eating and cooking quality is largely determined by starch physicochemical properties. The diverse accessions in the USDA rice mini-core collection (URMC) facilitate extensive association analysis of starch physicochemical properties with molecular markers specific to starch biosynthesis related genes. To identify significant trait-marker associations that can be utilized in rice breeding programs for improved starch quality, we conducted two association analyses between 26 molecular markers derived from starch biosynthesis related genes and 18 parameters measured of starch physicochemical properties in two sets of the mini-core accessions successfully grown in two environments in China...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420610/the-diversity-of-dna-fragment-editing-by-crispr-cas9-in-highly-homologous-or-repetitive-sequences
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Wang Leyang, Huang Haiyan, Wu Qiang
In complex genomes, there are a large number of duplicated genes in the coding regions and many more repetitive sequences in the non-coding regions. Repetitive sequences can exert great impacts on the heredity and evolution of the organisms, as well as their genome 3D architecture and transcriptional regulation. The high homology nature of repetitive sequences renders their editing by CRISPR/Cas9 very complex. At diploid or polyploid situations, such repetitive sequences could be edited differently on each chromosome or chromatid...
April 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420493/etiology-of-human-genetic-disease-on-the-fly
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Clement Y Chow, Lawrence T Reiter
The model organism Drosophila melanogaster has been at the forefront of genetic studies since before the discovery of DNA. Although human disease modeling in flies may still be rather novel, recent advances in genetic tool design and genome sequencing now confer huge advantages in the fly system when modeling human disease. In this review, we focus on new genomic tools for human gene variant analysis; new uses for the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel (DGRP) in detection of background alleles that influence a phenotype; and several examples of how multigenic conditions, both complex disorders and duplication and/or deletion syndromes, can be effectively studied in the fly model system...
April 15, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420439/fragile-x-syndrome-a-review-of-clinical-and-molecular-diagnoses
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REVIEW
Claudia Ciaccio, Laura Fontana, Donatella Milani, Silvia Tabano, Monica Miozzo, Susanna Esposito
BACKGROUND: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the second cause of intellectual disability after Down syndrome and the most prevalent cause of intellectual disability in males, affecting 1:5000-7000 men and 1:4000-6000 women. It is caused by an alteration of the FMR1 gene, which maps at the Xq27.3 band: more than 99% of individuals have a CGG expansion (>200 triplets) in the 5' UTR of the gene, and FMR1 mutations and duplication/deletion are responsible for the remaining (<1%) molecular diagnoses of FXS...
April 19, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419948/genetic-generalized-epilepsy-in-three-siblings-with-8q21-13-q22-2-duplication
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Arezoo Rezazadeh, Felippe Borlot, Hanna Faghfoury, Danielle M Andrade
PURPOSE: Duplication of chromosome region 8q21-q22 is a rare copy number variant that has been previously reported in a limited number of patients. Although some of these patients had seizures, their electroclinical syndrome has not been described in detail. The aim of this study was to provide further insight into the specific epilepsy syndrome associated with 8q21.13-q22.2 duplication. METHOD: We describe 3 siblings with trisomy of 8q21.13-q22.2 who exhibited intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism and seizures...
April 11, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419377/gene-tree-reconciliation-with-mul-trees-to-resolve-polyploidy-events
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Gregg W C Thomas, S Hussain Ather, Matthew W Hahn
Polyploidy can have a huge impact on the evolution of species, and it is a common occurrence, especially in plants. The two types of polyploids - autopolyploids and allopolyploids - differ in the level of divergence between the genes that are brought together in the new polyploid lineage. Because allopolyploids are formed via hybridization, the homoeologous copies of genes within them are at least as divergent as orthologs in the parental species that came together to form them. This means that common methods for estimating the parental lineages of allopolyploidy events are not accurate, and can lead to incorrect inferences about the number of gene duplications and losses...
April 13, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417916/metallothionein-gene-family-in-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus-gene-structure-differential-expression-and-phylogenetic-analysis
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Maria Antonietta Ragusa, Aldo Nicosia, Salvatore Costa, Angela Cuttitta, Fabrizio Gianguzza
Metallothioneins (MT) are small and cysteine-rich proteins that bind metal ions such as zinc, copper, cadmium, and nickel. In order to shed some light on MT gene structure and evolution, we cloned seven Paracentrotus lividus MT genes, comparing them to Echinodermata and Chordata genes. Moreover, we performed a phylogenetic analysis of 32 MTs from different classes of echinoderms and 13 MTs from the most ancient chordates, highlighting the relationships between them. Since MTs have multiple roles in the cells, we performed RT-qPCR and in situ hybridization experiments to understand better MT functions in sea urchin embryos...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417911/genome-wide-analyses-of-the-soybean-f-box-gene-family-in-response-to-salt-stress
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Qi Jia, Zhi-Xia Xiao, Fuk-Ling Wong, Song Sun, Kang-Jing Liang, Hon-Ming Lam
The F-box family is one of the largest gene families in plants that regulate diverse life processes, including salt responses. However, the knowledge of the soybean F-box genes and their roles in salt tolerance remains limited. Here, we conducted a genome-wide survey of the soybean F-box family, and their expression analysis in response to salinity via in silico analysis of online RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) data and quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) to predict their potential functions...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417193/genome-wide-analysis-of-vq-motif-containing-proteins-in-moso-bamboo-phyllostachys-edulis
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Yujiao Wang, Huanlong Liu, Dongyue Zhu, Yameng Gao, Hanwei Yan, Yan Xiang
29 Moso bamboo VQ proteins were genome-wide identified for the first time, and bioinformatics analysis was performed to investigate phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary divergence. The qRT-PCR data show that PeVQ genes response to different stress treatments. Accumulating evidence suggests that VQ motif-containing proteins in rice (Oryza sativa), Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), and maize (Zea mays) play fundamental roles in response to various biotic and abiotic stresses. However, little is known about the functions of VQ family proteins in Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis)...
April 17, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416946/use-of-graph-database-for-the-integration-of-heterogeneous-biological-data
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Byoung-Ha Yoon, Seon-Kyu Kim, Seon-Young Kim
Understanding complex relationships among heterogeneous biological data is one of the fundamental goals in biology. In most cases, diverse biological data are stored in relational databases, such as MySQL and Oracle, which store data in multiple tables and then infer relationships by multiple-join statements. Recently, a new type of database, called the graph-based database, was developed to natively represent various kinds of complex relationships, and it is widely used among computer science communities and IT industries...
March 2017: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416687/structural-and-functional-innovations-in-the-real-time-evolution-of-new-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-8-barrel-enzymes
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Matilda S Newton, Xiaohu Guo, Annika Söderholm, Joakim Näsvall, Patrik Lundström, Dan I Andersson, Maria Selmer, Wayne M Patrick
New genes can arise by duplication and divergence, but there is a fundamental gap in our understanding of the relationship between these genes, the evolving proteins they encode, and the fitness of the organism. Here we used crystallography, NMR dynamics, kinetics, and mass spectrometry to explain the molecular innovations that arose during a previous real-time evolution experiment. In that experiment, the (βα)8 barrel enzyme HisA was under selection for two functions (HisA and TrpF), resulting in duplication and divergence of the hisA gene to encode TrpF specialists, HisA specialists, and bifunctional generalists...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416554/in-vitro-study-of-isapl1-mediated-mobilization-of-the-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-1
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Laurent Poirel, Nicolas Kieffer, Patrice Nordmann
The plasmid-mediated mcr-1 gene encodes a phosphoethanolamine transferase conferring resistance to polymyxins. The mcr-1 gene is associated with insertion sequence ISApl1 (IS30 family). In-vitro mobilization assays demonstrated the functionality of the composite transposon structure ISApl1-mcr-1-ISApl1 Transposition generated a 2-bp duplication and occurred in AT-rich DNA regions. This is the first report demonstrating the mobility of the mcr-1 gene by transposition.
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414775/xp11-22-deletions-encompassing-cenpvl1-cenpvl2-maged1-and-gspt2-as-a-cause-of-syndromic-x-linked-intellectual-disability
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Christina Grau, Molly Starkovich, Mahshid S Azamian, Fan Xia, Sau Wai Cheung, Patricia Evans, Alex Henderson, Seema R Lalani, Daryl A Scott
By searching a clinical database of over 60,000 individuals referred for array-based CNV analyses and online resources, we identified four males from three families with intellectual disability, developmental delay, hypotonia, joint hypermobility and relative macrocephaly who carried small, overlapping deletions of Xp11.22. The maximum region of overlap between their deletions spanned ~430 kb and included two pseudogenes, CENPVL1 and CENPVL2, whose functions are not known, and two protein coding genes-the G1 to S phase transition 2 gene (GSPT2) and the MAGE family member D1 gene (MAGED1)...
2017: PloS One
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