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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716118/evolutionary-and-genetic-analysis-of-the-vp2-gene-of-canine-parvovirus
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Gairu Li, Senlin Ji, Xiaofeng Zhai, Yuxiang Zhang, Jie Liu, Mengyan Zhu, Jiyong Zhou, Shuo Su
BACKGROUND: Canine parvovirus (CPV) type 2 emerged in 1978 in the USA and quickly spread among dog populations all over the world with high morbidity. Although CPV is a DNA virus, its genomic substitution rate is similar to some RNA viruses. Therefore, it is important to trace the evolution of CPV to monitor the appearance of mutations that might affect vaccine effectiveness. RESULTS: Our analysis shows that the VP2 genes of CPV isolated from 1979 to 2016 are divided into six groups: GI, GII, GIII, GIV, GV, and GVI...
July 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708998/profiling-ssb-nascent-chain-interactions-reveals-principles-of-hsp70-assisted-folding
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Kristina Döring, Nabeel Ahmed, Trine Riemer, Harsha Garadi Suresh, Yevhen Vainshtein, Markus Habich, Jan Riemer, Matthias P Mayer, Edward P O'Brien, Günter Kramer, Bernd Bukau
The yeast Hsp70 chaperone Ssb interacts with ribosomes and nascent polypeptides to assist protein folding. To reveal its working principle, we determined the nascent chain-binding pattern of Ssb at near-residue resolution by in vivo selective ribosome profiling. Ssb associates broadly with cytosolic, nuclear, and hitherto unknown substrate classes of mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) nascent proteins, supporting its general chaperone function. Ssb engages most substrates by multiple binding-release cycles to a degenerate sequence enriched in positively charged and aromatic amino acids...
July 13, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708455/functionality-of-trnas-encoded-in-a-mobile-genetic-element-from-an-acidophilic-bacterium
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Pamela Alamos, Mario Tello, Paula Bustamante, Fernanda Gutiérrez, Amir Shmaryahu, Juan Maldonado, Gloria Levicán, Omar Orellana
The genome of the acidophilic, bioleaching bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, strain ATCC 23270, contains 95 predicted tRNA genes. Thirty-six of these genes (all 20 species) are clustered within an actively excising integrative-conjugative element (ICEAfe1). We speculated that these tRNA genes might have a role in adapting the bacterial tRNA pool to the codon usage of ICEAfe1 genes. To answer this question, we carried out theoretical calculations of the global tRNA adaptation index to the entire A. ferrooxidans genome with and without the ICEAfe1 encoded tRNA genes...
July 14, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690834/from-disease-modelling-to-personalised-therapy-in-patients-with-cep290-mutations
#4
Elisa Molinari, Shalabh Srivastava, John A Sayer, Simon A Ramsbottom
Mutations that give rise to premature termination codons are a common cause of inherited genetic diseases. When transcripts containing these changes are generated, they are usually rapidly removed by the cell through the process of nonsense-mediated decay. Here we discuss observed changes in transcripts of the centrosomal protein CEP290 resulting not from degradation, but from changes in exon usage. We also comment on a landmark paper (Drivas et al. Sci Transl Med. 2015) where modelling this process of exon usage may be used to predict disease severity in CEP290 ciliopathies, and how understanding this process may potentially be used for therapeutic benefit in the future...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671706/an-integrative-machine-learning-strategy-for-improved-prediction-of-essential-genes-in-escherichia-coli-metabolism-using-flux-coupled-features
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Sutanu Nandi, Abhishek Subramanian, Ram Rup Sarkar
Prediction of essential genes helps to identify a minimal set of genes that are absolutely required for the appropriate functioning and survival of a cell. The available machine learning techniques for essential gene prediction have inherent problems, like imbalanced provision of training datasets, biased choice of the best model for a given balanced dataset, choice of a complex machine learning algorithm, and data-based automated selection of biologically relevant features for classification. Here, we propose a simple support vector machine-based learning strategy for the prediction of essential genes in Escherichia coli K-12 MG1655 metabolism that integrates a non-conventional combination of an appropriate sample balanced training set, a unique organism-specific genotype, phenotype attributes that characterize essential genes, and optimal parameters of the learning algorithm to generate the best machine learning model (the model with the highest accuracy among all the models trained for different sample training sets)...
July 3, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668667/factors-influencing-codon-usage-of-mitochondrial-nd1-gene-in-pisces-aves-and-mammals
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Arif Uddin, Monisha Nath Choudhury, Supriyo Chakraborty
Animal mitochondrial genome harbours 13 protein coding genes which regulate the process of respiration. The mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase 1 (MT-ND1) gene, one of the 13 protein-coding genes, encodes the NADH dehydrogenase 1 enzyme of the respiratory chain. Analysis of codon usage bias (CUB) acquires importance for better understanding of the molecular biology, new gene discovery, design of transgenes and gene evolution. The MT-ND1 gene seems to be a good candidate for analyzing codon usage pattern, since no work has yet been reported...
June 28, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664516/evaluation-and-application-of-constitutive-promoters-for-cutinase-production-by-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Juan Zhang, Yanqiu Cai, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen, Miao Wang, Zhen Kang
Cutinase as a promising biocatalyst has been intensively studied and applied in processes targeted for industrial scale. In this work, the cutinase gene tfu from Thermobifida fusca was artificially synthesized according to codon usage bias of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and investigated in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Using the α-factor signal peptide, the T. fusca cutinase was successfully overexpressed and secreted with the GAL1 expression system. To increase the cutinase level and overcome some of the drawbacks of induction, four different strong promoters (ADH1, HXT1, TEF1, and TDH3) were comparatively evaluated for cutinase production...
July 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664377/codon-usage-analysis-of-photolyase-encoding-genes-of-cyanobacteria-inhabiting-diverse-habitats
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Rajneesh, Jainendra Pathak, Vinod K Kannaujiya, Shailendra P Singh, Rajeshwar P Sinha
Nucleotide and amino acid compositions were studied to determine the genomic and structural relationship of photolyase gene in freshwater, marine and hot spring cyanobacteria. Among three habitats, photolyase encoding genes from hot spring cyanobacteria were found to have highest GC content. The genomic GC content was found to influence the codon usage and amino acid variability in photolyases. The third position of codon was found to have more effect on amino acid variability in photolyases than the first and second positions of codon...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663742/hiv-progression-depends-on-codon-and-amino-acid-usage-profile-of-envelope-protein-and-associated-host-genetic-influence
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Ayan Roy, Rachana Banerjee, Surajit Basak
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Two types of HIV have been characterized: HIV-1 and HIV-2. The present study investigated whether evolutionary selection pressure differs between rapid progressor (RP), slow progressor (SP), and long-term non-progressor (LTNP) of HIV-I infected individuals. An unexpected association between the evolutionary rate of substitution in envelope (env) gene and disease progression is observed...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661399/systematic-bacterialization-of-yeast-genes-identifies-a-near-universally-swappable-pathway
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Aashiq Hussain Kachroo, Jon Michael Laurent, Azat Akhmetov, Madelyn Szilagyi-Jones, Claire Darnell McWhite, Alice Zhao, Edward Michael Marcotte
Eukaryotes and prokaryotes last shared a common ancestor ~2 billion years ago, and while many present-day genes in these lineages predate this divergence, the extent to which these genes still perform their ancestral functions is largely unknown. To test principles governing retention of ancient function, we asked if prokaryotic genes could replace their essential eukaryotic orthologs. We systematically replaced essential genes in yeast by their 1:1 orthologs from Escherichia coli. After accounting for mitochondrial localization and alternative start codons, 31 out of 51 bacterial genes tested (61%) could complement a lethal growth defect and replace their yeast orthologs with minimal effects on growth rate...
June 29, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649357/rna-editing-by-the-host-adar-system-affects-the-molecular-evolution-of-the-zika-virus
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Helen Piontkivska, Madeline Frederick, Michael M Miyamoto, Marta L Wayne
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus, linked to microcephaly and fetal death in humans. Here, we investigate whether host-mediated RNA editing of adenosines (ADAR) plays a role in the molecular evolution of ZIKV. Using complete coding sequences for the ZIKV polyprotein, we show that potential ADAR substitutions are underrepresented at the ADAR-resistant GA dinucleotides of both the positive and negative strands, that these changes are spatially and temporally clustered (as expected of ADAR editing) for three branches of the viral phylogeny, and that ADAR mutagenesis can be linked to its codon usage...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644760/expression-and-characterization-of-soybean-seed-coat-peroxidase-in-escherichia-coli-bl21-de3
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Changqing Liu, Kai Zheng, Ying Xu, Lacmata Tamekou Stephen, Jiming Wang, Hongwei Zhao, Tongqing Yue, Rui Nian, Haibo Zhang, Mo Xian, Huizhou Liu
Soybean seed coat peroxidase(SBP) is a valuable enzyme having a broad variety of applications in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and food processing. In the present study, the sscp gene (Gene ID: 548068) was optimized based on the preferred codon usage of Escherichia coli, synthesized, and expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3). SDS-PAGE and western blot analysis of this expressed protein revealed that its molecular weight is approximately 39 kDa. The effects of induction temperature, concentration of IPTG (isopropyl-β-D-thiogalactoside) and hemin, induction time, expression time were optimized to enhance SBP production with a maximum activity of 11...
June 23, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642636/nucleotide-composition-determines-the-role-of-translational-efficiency-in-human-genes
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Binata Halder, Arup Kumar Malakar, Supriyo Chakraborty
The basic sequence features were analysed that influence gene expression via codon usage bias of the selected forty coding sequences of Homo sapiens in a simple prokaryotic model i.e. E. coli K-12 genome. The prime objective was to elucidate the interrelationships among tRNA gene copy numbers, synonymous codons, amino acids and translational efficiency using tRNA adaptation index. It was evident from RSCU scores and principal component analysis, that only those preferred codons were used by the isoacceptor tRNAs that had G and C base at their third codon position...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630449/effect-of-dna-sequence-of-fab-fragment-on-yield-characteristics-and-cell-growth-of-e-coli
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Antti Kulmala, Tuomas Huovinen, Urpo Lamminmäki
Codon usage is one of the factors influencing recombinant protein expression. We were interested in the codon usage of an antibody Fab fragment gene exhibiting extreme toxicity in the E. coli host. The toxic synthetic human Fab gene contained domains optimized by the "one amino acid-one codon" method. We redesigned five segments of the Fab gene with a "codon harmonization" method described by Angov et al. and studied the effects of these changes on cell viability, Fab yield and display on filamentous phage using different vectors and bacterial strains...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630112/rapid-evolution-of-ovarian-biased-genes-in-the-yellow-fever-mosquito-aedes-aegypti
#15
Carrie A Whittle, Cassandra G Extavour
Males and females exhibit highly dimorphic phenotypes, particularly in their gonads, which is believed to be driven largely by differential gene expression. Typically, the protein sequences of genes upregulated in males, or male-biased genes, evolve rapidly as compared to female-biased and unbiased genes. To date, the specific study of gonad-biased genes remains uncommon in metazoans. Here, we identified and studied a total of 2,927, 2,013 and 4,449 coding-sequences (CDS) with ovary-biased, testis-biased and unbiased expression respectively in the yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti The results showed that ovary-biased and unbiased CDS had higher nonsynonymous to synonymous substitution rates (dN/dS) and lower optimal codon usage (those codons that promote efficient translation) than testis-biased genes...
June 19, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630001/host-influence-in-the-genomic-composition-of-flaviviruses-a-multivariate-approach
#16
Diego Simón, Alvaro Fajardo, Martín Sóñora, Adriana Delfraro, Héctor Musto
Flaviviruses present substantial differences in their host range and transmissibility. We studied the evolution of base composition, dinucleotide biases, codon usage and amino acid frequencies in the genus Flavivirus within a phylogenetic framework by principal components analysis. There is a mutual interplay between the evolutionary history of flaviviruses and their respective vectors and/or hosts. Hosts associated to distinct phylogenetic groups may be driving flaviviruses at different pace and through various sequence landscapes, as can be seen for viruses associated with Aedes or Culex spp...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627970/genome-wide-codon-usage-profiling-of-ocular-infective-chlamydia-trachomatis-serovars-and-drug-target-identification
#17
Anupriya Sadhasivam, Umashankar Vetrivel
Chlamydia trachomatis (C.t) is a Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria and is a major causative of infectious blindness and sexually transmitted diseases. Among the varied serovars of this organism, A, B and C are reported as prominent ocular pathogens. Genomic studies of these strains shall aid in deciphering potential drug targets and genomic influence on pathogenesis. Hence, in this study we performed deep statistical profiling of codon usage in these serovars. The overall base composition analysis reveals that these serovars are over biased to AU than GC...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625542/analysis-of-the-codon-usage-of-the-orf2-gene-of-feline-calicivirus
#18
Minghui Zang, Wanting He, Fanshu Du, Gongjian Wu, Bohao Wu, Zhenlei Zhou
Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a highly prevalent pathogen of the domestic cat that causes acute infections of the oral and upper respiratory tract. The E region of the ORF2 protein is responsible for the induction of virus-neutralizing antibodies, thus it is important to understand the codon usage of this gene. Here, analysed 90 coding sequences of ORF2 and show that it undergoes a low codon usage bias. In addition, although mutational bias is one of the factors shaping the codon usage bias of this gene, natural selection plays a more significant role...
June 16, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625482/equalizing-the-information-amounts-of-protein-and-mrna-by-information-theory
#19
Y Adiguzel
Based on the Shannon's information communication theory, information amount of the entire length of a polymeric macromolecule can be calculated in bits through adding the entropies of each building block. Proteins, DNA and RNA are such macromolecules. When only the building blocks' variation is considered as the source of entropy, there is seemingly lower information in case of the protein if this approach is applied directly on a protein of specific size and the coding sequence size of the mRNA corresponding to the particular length of the protein...
June 15, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623921/genome-wide-analysis-of-codon-usage-bias-in-bovine-coronavirus
#20
Matías Castells, Matías Victoria, Rodney Colina, Héctor Musto, Juan Cristina
BACKGROUND: Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) belong to the genus Betacoronavirus of the family Coronaviridae. BCoV are widespread around the world and cause enteric or respiratory infections among cattle, leading to important economic losses to the beef and dairy industry worldwide. To study the relation of codon usage among viruses and their hosts is essential to understand host-pathogen interaction, evasion from host's immune system and evolution. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive analysis of codon usage and composition of BCoV...
June 17, 2017: Virology Journal
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