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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324177/a-detailed-analysis-of-codon-usage-patterns-and-influencing-factors-in-zika-virus
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Niraj K Singh, Anuj Tyagi
Recent outbreaks of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Southeast Asia have resulted in serious health concerns. To understand more about evolution and transmission of ZIKV, detailed codon usage analysis was performed for all available strains. A high effective number of codons (ENC) value indicated the presence of low codon usage bias in ZIKV. The effect of mutational pressure on codon usage bias was confirmed by significant correlations between nucleotide compositions at third codon positions and ENCs...
March 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291602/characterization-of-two-complete-isospora-mitochondrial-genomes-from-passerine-birds-isospora-serinuse-in-a-domestic-canary-and-isospora-manorinae-in-a-yellow-throated-miner
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Rongchang Yang, Belinda Brice, Charlotte Oskam, Yujuan Zhang, Frances Brigg, Dave Berryman, Una Ryan
The genus term Isospora is now applied specifically to parasites of birds, with the term Cystoisospora preferred for parasites which infect mammals. Isospora is a common parasitic coccidian in birds worldwide, especially in passerine birds, in which it can cause systemic coccidiosis. The complete mitochondrial genome sequences from two recently identified Isospora species; Isospora serinuse in a domestic canary and Isospora manorinae in a yellow-throated miner, were sequenced and compared with those of other closely related coccidian species...
February 1, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289571/differential-bicodon-usage-in-lowly-and-highly-abundant-proteins
#3
Luis A Diambra
Degeneracy in the genetic code implies that different codons can encode the same amino acid. Usage preference of synonymous codons has been observed in all domains of life. There is much evidence suggesting that this bias has a major role on protein elongation rate, contributing to differential expression and to co-translational folding. In addition to codon usage bias, other preference variations have been observed such as codon pairs. In this paper, I report that codon pairs have significant different frequency usage for coding either lowly or highly abundant proteins...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288557/bicodon-bias-can-determine-the-role-of-synonymous-snps-in-human-diseases
#4
Christina McCarthy, Alejandra Carrea, Luis Diambra
BACKGROUND: For a long time synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms were considered as silent mutations. However, nowadays it is well known that they can affect protein conformation and function, leading to altered disease susceptibilities, differential prognosis and/or drug responses, among other clinically relevant genetic traits. This occurs through different mechanisms: by disrupting the splicing signals of precursor mRNAs, affecting regulatory binding-sites of transcription factors and miRNAs, or by modifying the secondary structure of mRNAs...
March 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288198/risk-for-molecular-contamination-of-tissue-samples-evaluated-for-targeted-anti-cancer-therapy
#5
Eyal Asor, Michael Y Stav, Einav Simon, Ibrahim Fahoum, Edmond Sabo, Ofer Ben-Izhak, Dov Hershkovitz
With the increasing usage of sensitive PCR technology for pharmacogenetics, cross contamination becomes a significant concern. Researchers employed techniques which basically include replacing laboratory equipment after each sample preparation; however, there are no recommended guidelines. In the present work we wanted to evaluate the risk of cross contamination during tissue processing using the routine precaution measures. Twenty-one surgical samples of lung adenocarcinoma were used, of which 7 contained EGFR exon 19 mutation, 7 contained EGFR exon 21 mutation (p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286710/the-complete-chloroplast-genome-sequence-of-morus-cathayana-and-morus-multicaulis-and-comparative-analysis-within-genus-morus-l
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Wei Qing Kong, Jin Hong Yang
Trees in the Morus genera belong to the Moraceae family. To better understand the species status of genus Morus and to provide information for studies on evolutionary biology within the genus, the complete chloroplast (cp) genomes of M. cathayana and M. multicaulis were sequenced. The plastomes of the two species are 159,265 bp and 159,103 bp, respectively, with corresponding 83 and 82 simple sequence repeats (SSRs). Similar to the SSRs of M. mongolica and M. indica cp genomes, more than 70% are mononucleotides, ten are in coding regions, and one exhibits nucleotide content polymorphism...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281229/potential-of-pichia-pastoris-for-the-production-of-industrial-penicillin-g-acylase
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Helena Marešová, Andrea Palyzová, Martina Plačková, Michal Grulich, Vyasa Williams Rajasekar, Václav Štěpánek, Eva Kyslíková, Pavel Kyslík
This study deals with the potential of Pichia pastoris X-33 for the production of penicillin G acylase (PGA(A)) from Achromobacter sp. CCM 4824. Synthetic gene matching the codon usage of P. pastoris was designed for intracellular and secretion-based production strategies and cloned into vectors pPICZ and pPICZα under the control of AOX1 promoter. The simple method was developed to screen Pichia transformants with the intracellularly produced enzyme. The positive correlation between acylase production and pga gene dosage for both expression systems was demonstrated in small scale experiments...
March 9, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275585/mutational-pressure-in-zika-virus-local-adar-editing-areas-associated-with-pauses-in-translation-and-replication
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Vladislav V Khrustalev, Tatyana A Khrustaleva, Nitin Sharma, Rajanish Giri
Zika virus (ZIKV) spread led to the recent medical health emergency of international concern. Understanding the variations in virus system is of utmost need. Using available complete sequences of ZIKV we estimated directions of mutational pressure along the length of consensus sequences of three lineages of the virus. Results showed that guanine usage is growing in ZIKV RNA plus strand due to adenine to guanine transitions, while adenine usage is growing due to cytosine to adenine transversions. Especially high levels of guanine have been found in two-fold degenerated sites of certain areas of RNA plus strand with high amount of secondary structure...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265498/digging-deeper-new-gene-order-rearrangements-and-distinct-patterns-of-codons-usage-in-mitochondrial-genomes-among-shrimps-from-the-axiidea-gebiidea-and-caridea-crustacea-decapoda
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Mun Hua Tan, Han Ming Gan, Yin Peng Lee, Gary C B Poore, Christopher M Austin
BACKGROUND: Whole mitochondrial DNA is being increasingly utilized for comparative genomic and phylogenetic studies at deep and shallow evolutionary levels for a range of taxonomic groups. Although mitogenome sequences are deposited at an increasing rate into public databases, their taxonomic representation is unequal across major taxonomic groups. In the case of decapod crustaceans, several infraorders, including Axiidea (ghost shrimps, sponge shrimps, and mud lobsters) and Caridea (true shrimps) are still under-represented, limiting comprehensive phylogenetic studies that utilize mitogenomic information...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265281/chloroplast-genome-analysis-of-resurrection-tertiary-relict-haberlea-rhodopensis-highlights-genes-important-for-desiccation-stress-response
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Zdravka Ivanova, Gaurav Sablok, Evelina Daskalova, Gergana Zahmanova, Elena Apostolova, Galina Yahubyan, Vesselin Baev
Haberlea rhodopensis is a paleolithic tertiary relict species, best known as a resurrection plant with remarkable tolerance to desiccation. When exposed to severe drought stress, H. rhodopensis shows an ability to maintain the structural integrity of its photosynthetic apparatus, which re-activates easily upon rehydration. We present here the results from the assembly and annotation of the chloroplast (cp) genome of H. rhodopensis, which was further subjected to comparative analysis with the cp genomes of closely related species...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264473/future-of-the-genetic-code
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REVIEW
Hong Xue, J Tze-Fei Wong
The methods for establishing synthetic lifeforms with rewritten genetic codes comprising non-canonical amino acids (NCAA) in addition to canonical amino acids (CAA) include proteome-wide replacement of CAA, insertion through suppression of nonsense codon, and insertion via the pyrrolysine and selenocysteine pathways. Proteome-wide reassignments of nonsense codons and sense codons are also under development. These methods enable the application of NCAAs to enrich both fundamental and applied aspects of protein chemistry and biology...
February 28, 2017: Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261263/analytical-biases-associated-with-gc-content-in-molecular-evolution
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Jonathan Romiguier, Camille Roux
Molecular evolution is being revolutionized by high-throughput sequencing allowing an increased amount of genome-wide data available for multiple species. While base composition summarized by GC-content is one of the first metrics measured in genomes, its genomic distribution is a frequently neglected feature in downstream analyses based on DNA sequence comparisons. Here, we show how base composition heterogeneity among loci and taxa can bias common molecular evolution analyses such as phylogenetic tree reconstruction, detection of natural selection and estimation of codon usage...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255640/phylogenomic-resolution-of-the-bacterial-genus-pantoea-and-its-relationship-with-erwinia-and-tatumella
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Marike Palmer, Emma T Steenkamp, Martin P A Coetzee, Wai-Yin Chan, Elritha van Zyl, Pieter De Maayer, Teresa A Coutinho, Jochen Blom, Theo H M Smits, Brion Duffy, Stephanus N Venter
Investigation of the evolutionary relationships between related bacterial species and genera with a variety of lifestyles have gained popularity in recent years. For analysing the evolution of specific traits, however, a robust phylogeny is essential. In this study we examined the evolutionary relationships among the closely related genera Erwinia, Tatumella and Pantoea, and also attempted to resolve the species relationships within Pantoea. To accomplish this, we used the whole genome sequence data for 35 different strains belonging to these three genera, as well as nine outgroup taxa...
March 2, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254397/high-level-expression-of-two-thermophilic-%C3%AE-mannanases-in-yarrowialipolytica
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Wang YaPing, Rao Ben, Zhang Ling, Ma Lixin
Two thermophilic β-mannanases (ManA and ManB)were successfully expressed in Yarrowialipolytica using vector pINA1296I. The sequences of manA from Aspergillus niger CBS 513.88 and manB from Bacillus subtilis BCC41051 were optimized based on codon-usage bias in Y.lipolytica and synthesized by overlapping polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We utilized the pINA1296I vector, which allows inserting and expression of multiple copies of an expression cassette, to engineer recombinant strains containing multiple copies of manA or manB...
February 22, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247198/development-and-application-of-a-t7-rna-polymerase-dependent-expression-system-for-antibiotic-production-improvement-in-streptomyces
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Junhong Wei, Jinjin Tian, Guoqing Pan, Jie Xie, Jialing Bao, Zeyang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To develop a reliable and easy to use expression system for antibiotic production improvement of Streptomyces. RESULTS: A two-compound T7 RNA polymerase-dependent gene expression system was developed to fulfill this demand. In this system, the T7 RNA polymerase coding sequence was optimized based on the codon usage of Streptomyces coelicolor. To evaluate the functionality of this system, we constructed an activator gene overexpression strain for enhancement of actinorhodin production...
February 28, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209199/making-life-difficult-for-clostridium-difficile-augmenting-the-pathogen-s-metabolic-model-with-transcriptomic-and-codon-usage-data-for-better-therapeutic-target-characterization
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Sara Saheb Kashaf, Claudio Angione, Pietro Lió
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is a bacterium which can infect various animal species, including humans. Infection with this bacterium is a leading healthcare-associated illness. A better understanding of this organism and the relationship between its genotype and phenotype is essential to the search for an effective treatment. Genome-scale metabolic models contain all known biochemical reactions of a microorganism and can be used to investigate this relationship. RESULTS: We present icdf834, an updated metabolic network of C...
February 16, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198504/complete-mitochondrial-genome-of-the-amur-hedgehog-erinaceus-amurensis-erinaceidae-and-higher-phylogeny-of-the-family-erinaceidae
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N H Kim, S J Lim, H M Chae, Y C Park
We sequenced and characterized the complete mitogenome (KX964606) of the Amur hedgehog Erinaceus amurensis to provide more data for comparative mitogenomics of the genus Erinaceus (Erinaceidae). The mitogenome of E. amurensis is a circular molecule 16,941 bp long, consisting of a control region and a conserved set of 37 genes containing 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, and two rRNA genes (12S rRNA and 16S rRNA). The mitogenome of E. amurensis is AT-biased, with a nucleotide composition of 33.9% A, 21...
February 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188868/gene-sequence-variations-and-expression-patterns-of-mitochondrial-genes-are-associated-with-the-adaptive-evolution-of-two-gynaephora-species-lepidoptera-lymantriinae-living-in-different-high-elevation-environments
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Qi-Lin Zhang, Li Zhang, Tian-Xuan Zhao, Juan Wang, Qian-Hua Zhu, Jun-Yuan Chen, Ming-Long Yuan
The adaptive evolution of animals to high-elevation environments has been extensively studied in vertebrates, while few studies have focused on insects. Gynaephora species (Lepidoptera: Lymantriinae) are endemic to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) and represent an important insect pest of alpine meadows. Here, we present a detailed comparative analysis of the mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of two Gynaephora species inhabiting different high-elevation environments: G. alpherakii and G. menyuanensis. The results indicated that the general mitogenomic features (genome size, nucleotide composition, codon usage and secondary structures of tRNAs) were well conserved between the two species...
April 30, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187713/novel-methods-to-optimize-gene-and-statistic-test-for-evaluation-an-application-for-escherichia-coli
#19
Tran Tuan-Anh, Le Thi Ly, Ngo Quoc Viet, Pham The Bao
BACKGROUND: Since the recombinant protein was discovered, it has become more popular in many aspects of life science. The value of global pharmaceutical market was $87 billion in 2008 and the sales for industrial enzyme exceeded $4 billion in 2012. This is strong evidence showing the great potential of recombinant protein. However, native genes introduced into a host can cause incompatibility of codon usage bias, GC content, repeat region, Shine-Dalgarno sequence with host's expression system, so the yields can fall down significantly...
February 10, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185367/codon-degeneracy-and-amino-acid-abundance-influence-the-measures-of-codon-usage-bias-improved-nc-n%C3%AC-c-and-encprime-n%C3%AC-c-measures
#20
Siddhartha Sankar Satapathy, Ajit Kumar Sahoo, Suvendra Kumar Ray, Tapash Chandra Ghosh
Effective number of codons (N^c) and its variant N^'c (effective number of codons prime) are the two widely used methods for measuring unequal usage of synonymous codons in coding sequences, known as the codon usage bias (CUB). The mathematical formula used in calculating N^c and N^'c values is giving inappropriate measures of CUB in case of low abundance of amino acids. In addition, the magnitude of error also varies according to codon degeneracy. In this study, a modified formula for N^c and N^'c has been developed to measure the CUB more accurately...
February 10, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
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