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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803783/impact-of-mutations-within-the-fe-s-cluster-or-the-lipoic-acid-biosynthesis-pathways-on-mitochondrial-protein-expression-profiles-in-fibroblasts-from-patients
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E Lebigot, P Gaignard, I Dorboz, A Slama, M Rio, P de Lonlay, B Héron, F Sabourdy, O Boespflug-Tanguy, A Cardoso, F Habarou, C Ottolenghi, P Thérond, C Bouton, M P Golinelli-Cohen, A Boutron
Lipoic acid (LA) is the cofactor of the E2 subunit of mitochondrial ketoacid dehydrogenases and plays a major role in oxidative decarboxylation. De novo LA biosynthesis is dependent on LIAS activity together with LIPT1 and LIPT2. LIAS is an iron‑sulfur (Fe-S) cluster-containing mitochondrial protein, like mitochondrial aconitase (mt-aco) and some subunits of respiratory chain (RC) complexes I, II and III. All of them harbor at least one [Fe-S] cluster and their activity is dependent on the mitochondrial [Fe-S] cluster (ISC) assembly machinery...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802692/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-and-rna-seq-expression-analysis-in-blood-from-beluga-whales-of-bristol-bay-ak
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Jeanine S Morey, Kathy A Burek Huntington, Michelle Campbell, Tonya M Clauss, Caroline E Goertz, Roderick C Hobbs, Denise Lunardi, Amanda J Moors, Marion G Neely, Lori H Schwacke, Frances M Van Dolah
Assessing the health of marine mammal sentinel species is crucial to understanding the impacts of environmental perturbations on marine ecosystems and human health. In Arctic regions, beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, are upper level predators that may serve as a sentinel species, potentially forecasting impacts on human health. While gene expression profiling from blood transcriptomes has widely been used to assess health status and environmental exposures in human and veterinary medicine, its use in wildlife has been limited due to the lack of available genomes and baseline data...
August 9, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801606/linkage-mapping-aided-by-de-novo-genome-and-transcriptome-assembly-in-portunus-trituberculatus-applications-in-growth-related-qtl-and-gene-identification
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Jianjian Lv, Baoquan Gao, Ping Liu, Jian Li, Xianliang Meng
A high-resolution genetic linkage map is an essential tool for decoding genetics and genomics in non-model organisms. In this study, a linkage map was constructed for the swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus) with 10,963 markers; as far as we know, this number of markers has never been achieved in any other crustacean. The linkage map covered 98.85% of the whole genome with a mean marker interval of 0.51 cM. The de novo assembly based on genome and transcriptome sequencing data enabled 2,378 explicit annotated markers to be anchored to the map...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800158/using-kbase-to-assemble-and-annotate-prokaryotic-genomes
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Benjamin Allen, Meghan Drake, Nomi Harris, Tarah Sullivan
The DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase, http://kbase.us/) is an open-access bioinformatics software and data platform for analyzing plants, microbes, and their communities. KBase enables scientists to create, execute, collaborate on, and share reproducible analyses of their biological data in the context of public data and private collaborator data. For microbiologists researching prokaryotes, KBase offers analysis tools for performing quality control and assessment of Next-Generation Sequencing reads, de novo assembly, genome annotation, and tools for analyzing structural and functional features of genomes...
August 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799716/rational-design-of-membrane-pore-forming-peptides
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Max Pillong, Jan A Hiss, Petra Schneider, Yen-Chu Lin, Gernot Posselt, Bernhard Pfeiffer, Markus Blatter, Alex T Müller, Simon Bachler, Claudia S Neuhaus, Petra S Dittrich, Karl-Heinz Altmann, Silja Wessler, Gisbert Schneider
Specific interactions of peptides with lipid membranes are essential for cellular communication and constitute a central aspect of the innate host defense against pathogens. A computational method for generating innovative membrane-pore-forming peptides inspired by natural templates is presented. Peptide representation in terms of sequence- and topology-dependent hydrophobic moments is introduced. This design concept proves to be appropriate for the de novo generation of first-in-class membrane-active peptides with the anticipated mode of action...
August 11, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798311/genomic-regions-and-genes-related-to-inter-population-differences-in-body-size-in-the-ground-beetle-carabus-japonicus
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Ryohei Komurai, Tomochika Fujisawa, Yutaka Okuzaki, Teiji Sota
Body size is a key trait in diversification among animal species, and revealing the gene regions responsible for body size diversification among populations or related species is important in evolutionary biology. We explored the genomic regions associated with body size differences in Carabus japonicus ground beetle populations by quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping of F2 hybrids from differently sized parents from two populations using restriction site-associated DNA sequencing and de novo assembly of the beetle whole genome...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797301/sialotranscriptomics-of-rhipicephalus-zambeziensis-reveals-intricate-expression-profiles-of-secretory-proteins-and-suggests-tight-temporal-transcriptional-regulation-during-blood-feeding
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Minique Hilda de Castro, Daniel de Klerk, Ronel Pienaar, D Jasper G Rees, Ben J Mans
BACKGROUND: Ticks secrete a diverse mixture of secretory proteins into the host to evade its immune response and facilitate blood-feeding, making secretory proteins attractive targets for the production of recombinant anti-tick vaccines. The largely neglected tick species, Rhipicephalus zambeziensis, is an efficient vector of Theileria parva in southern Africa but its available sequence information is limited. Next generation sequencing has advanced sequence availability for ticks in recent years and has assisted the characterisation of secretory proteins...
August 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795166/an-efficient-strategy-using-k-mers-to-analyse-16s-rrna-sequences
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Marcel Martínez-Porchas, Francisco Vargas-Albores
The use of k-mers has been a successful strategy for improving metagenomics studies, including taxonomic classifications, or de novo assemblies, and can be used to obtain sequences of interest from the available databases. The aim of this manuscript was to propose a simple but efficient strategy to generate k-mers and to use them to obtain and analyse in silico 16S rRNA sequence fragments. A total of 513,309 bacterial sequences contained in the SILVA database were considered for the study, and homemade PHP scripts were used to search for specific nucleotide chains, recover fragments of bacterial sequences, make calculations and organize information...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794490/a-transcriptome-atlas-of-rabbit-revealed-by-pacbio-single-molecule-long-read-sequencing
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Shi-Yi Chen, Feilong Deng, Xianbo Jia, Cao Li, Song-Jia Lai
It is widely acknowledged that transcriptional diversity largely contributes to biological regulation in eukaryotes. Since the advent of second-generation sequencing technologies, a large number of RNA sequencing studies have considerably improved our understanding of transcriptome complexity. However, it still remains a huge challenge for obtaining full-length transcripts because of difficulties in the short read-based assembly. In the present study we employ PacBio single-molecule long-read sequencing technology for whole-transcriptome profiling in rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794062/high-quality-de-novo-genome-assembly-of-the-dekkera-bruxellensis-yeast-isolate-using-nanopore-minion-sequencing
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Téo Fournier, Jean-Sébastien Gounot, Kelle Freel, Corinne Cruaud, Arnaud Lemainque, Jean-Marc Aury, Patrick Wincker, Joseph Schacherer, Anne Friedrich
Genetic variation in natural populations represents the raw material for phenotypic diversity. Species-wide characterization of genetic variants is crucial to have a deeper insight into the genotype-phenotype relationship. With the advent of new sequencing strategies and more recently the release of long-read sequencing platforms, it is now possible to explore the genetic diversity of any non-model organisms, representing a fundamental resource for biological research. In the frame of population genomic surveys, a first step is to obtain the complete sequence and high quality assembly of a reference genome...
August 9, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793206/a-model-for-viral-assembly-around-an-explicit-rna-sequence-generates-an-implicit-fitness-landscape
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Eric Charles Dykeman
Previously, a stochastic model of single-stranded RNA virus assembly was created to model the cooperative effects between capsid proteins and genomic RNA that would occur in a packaging signal-mediated assembly process. In such an assembly scenario, multiple secondary structural elements from within the RNA, termed "packaging signals" (PS), contact coat proteins and facilitate efficient capsid assembly. In this work, the assembly model is extended to incorporate explicit nucleotide sequence information as well as simple aspects of RNA folding that would be occurring during the RNA/capsid coassembly process...
August 8, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791202/transcriptomic-analysis-genic-ssr-development-and-genetic-diversity-of-proso-millet-panicum-miliaceum-poaceae
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Siyu Hou, Zhaoxia Sun, Yaoshen Li, Yijie Wang, Hubin Ling, Guofang Xing, Yuanhuai Han, Hongying Li
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum; Poaceae) is a minor crop with good nutritional qualities and strong tolerance to drought stress and soil infertility. However, studies on genetic diversity have been limited due to a lack of efficient genetic markers. METHODS: Illumina sequencing technology was used to generate short read sequences of proso millet, and de novo transcriptome assemblies were used to develop a de novo assembly of proso millet. Genic simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers were identified and used to detect polymorphism among 56 accessions...
July 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790328/desiccation-tolerance-in-bryophytes-the-dehydration-and-rehydration-transcriptomes-in-the-desiccation-tolerant-bryophyte-bryum-argenteum
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Bei Gao, Xiaoshuang Li, Daoyuan Zhang, Yuqing Liang, Honglan Yang, Moxian Chen, Yuanming Zhang, Jianhua Zhang, Andrew J Wood
The desiccation tolerant bryophyte Bryum argenteum is an important component of desert biological soil crusts (BSCs) and is emerging as a model system for studying vegetative desiccation tolerance. Here we present and analyze the hydration-dehydration-rehydration transcriptomes in B. argenteum to establish a desiccation-tolerance transcriptomic atlas. B. argenteum gametophores representing five different hydration stages (hydrated (H0), dehydrated for 2 h (D2), 24 h (D24), then rehydrated for 2 h (R2) and 48 h (R48)), were sampled for transcriptome analyses...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790186/beyond-icosahedral-symmetry-in-packings-of-proteins-in-spherical-shells
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Majid Mosayebi, Deborah K Shoemark, Jordan M Fletcher, Richard B Sessions, Noah Linden, Derek N Woolfson, Tanniemola B Liverpool
The formation of quasi-spherical cages from protein building blocks is a remarkable self-assembly process in many natural systems, where a small number of elementary building blocks are assembled to build a highly symmetric icosahedral cage. In turn, this has inspired synthetic biologists to design de novo protein cages. We use simple models, on multiple scales, to investigate the self-assembly of a spherical cage, focusing on the regularity of the packing of protein-like objects on the surface. Using building blocks, which are able to pack with icosahedral symmetry, we examine how stable these highly symmetric structures are to perturbations that may arise from the interplay between flexibility of the interacting blocks and entropic effects...
August 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789640/the-purplish-bifurcate-mussel-mytilisepta-virgata-gene-expression-atlas-reveals-a-remarkable-tissue-functional-specialization
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Marco Gerdol, Yuki Fujii, Imtiaj Hasan, Toru Koike, Shunsuke Shimojo, Francesca Spazzali, Kaname Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Ozeki, Alberto Pallavicini, Hideaki Fujita
BACKGROUND: Mytilisepta virgata is a marine mussel commonly found along the coasts of Japan. Although this species has been the subject of occasional studies concerning its ecological role, growth and reproduction, it has been so far almost completely neglected from a genetic and molecular point of view. In the present study we present a high quality de novo assembled transcriptome of the Japanese purplish mussel, which represents the first publicly available collection of expressed sequences for this species...
August 8, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789558/canadian-schizophrenia-guidelines-introduction-and-guideline-development-process
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Tamara Pringsheim, Donald Addington
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the Canadian Schizophrenia Guidelines is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The target users are health care professionals. Recommendations are provided as guidance to physicians and patients, with the goal of improving the overall standard of care of individuals with schizophrenia. METHODS: The guidelines were developed using the ADAPTE process, a systematic approach and alternative to de novo guideline development, in which an existing guideline is customised to suit the local context...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782023/a-viral-scaffolding-protein-triggers-portal-ring-oligomerization-and-incorporation-during-procapsid-assembly
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Tina Motwani, Ravi K Lokareddy, Carmen A Dunbar, Juliana R Cortines, Martin F Jarrold, Gino Cingolani, Carolyn M Teschke
Most double-stranded DNA viruses package genetic material into empty precursor capsids (or procapsids) through a dodecameric portal protein complex that occupies 1 of the 12 vertices of the icosahedral lattice. Inhibiting incorporation of the portal complex prevents the formation of infectious virions, making this step an excellent target for antiviral drugs. The mechanism by which a sole portal assembly is selectively incorporated at the special vertex is unclear. We recently showed that, as part of the DNA packaging process for bacteriophage P22, the dodecameric procapsid portal changes conformation to a mature virion state...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781168/rna-docking-and-local-translation-regulate-site-specific-axon-remodeling-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Hovy Ho-Wai Wong, Julie Qiaojin Lin, Florian Ströhl, Cláudio Gouveia Roque, Jean-Michel Cioni, Roberta Cagnetta, Benita Turner-Bridger, Romain F Laine, William A Harris, Clemens F Kaminski, Christine E Holt
Nascent proteins can be positioned rapidly at precise subcellular locations by local protein synthesis (LPS) to facilitate localized growth responses. Axon arbor architecture, a major determinant of synaptic connectivity, is shaped by localized growth responses, but it is unknown whether LPS influences these responses in vivo. Using high-resolution live imaging, we examined the spatiotemporal dynamics of RNA and LPS in retinal axons during arborization in vivo. Endogenous RNA tracking reveals that RNA granules dock at sites of branch emergence and invade stabilized branches...
August 2, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777933/heterozygous-de-novo-ubtf-gain-of-function-variant-is-associated-with-neurodegeneration-in-childhood
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Simon Edvardson, Claudia M Nicolae, Pankaj B Agrawal, Cyril Mignot, Katelyn Payne, Asuri Narayan Prasad, Chitra Prasad, Laurie Sadler, Caroline Nava, Thomas E Mullen, Amber Begtrup, Berivan Baskin, Zöe Powis, Avraham Shaag, Boris Keren, George-Lucian Moldovan, Orly Elpeleg
Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) is transcribed from rDNA by RNA polymerase I (Pol I) to produce the 45S precursor of the 28S, 5.8S, and 18S rRNA components of the ribosome. Two transcription factors have been defined for Pol I in mammals, the selectivity factor SL1, and the upstream binding transcription factor (UBF), which interacts with the upstream control element to facilitate the assembly of the transcription initiation complex including SL1 and Pol I. In seven unrelated affected individuals, all suffering from developmental regression starting at 2...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776029/genome-wide-signatures-of-complex-introgression-and-adaptive-evolution-in-the-big-cats
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Henrique V Figueiró, Gang Li, Fernanda J Trindade, Juliana Assis, Fabiano Pais, Gabriel Fernandes, Sarah H D Santos, Graham M Hughes, Aleksey Komissarov, Agostinho Antunes, Cristine S Trinca, Maíra R Rodrigues, Tyler Linderoth, Ke Bi, Leandro Silveira, Fernando C C Azevedo, Daniel Kantek, Emiliano Ramalho, Ricardo A Brassaloti, Priscilla M S Villela, Adauto L V Nunes, Rodrigo H F Teixeira, Ronaldo G Morato, Damian Loska, Patricia Saragüeta, Toni Gabaldón, Emma C Teeling, Stephen J O'Brien, Rasmus Nielsen, Luiz L Coutinho, Guilherme Oliveira, William J Murphy, Eduardo Eizirik
The great cats of the genus Panthera comprise a recent radiation whose evolutionary history is poorly understood. Their rapid diversification poses challenges to resolving their phylogeny while offering opportunities to investigate the historical dynamics of adaptive divergence. We report the sequence, de novo assembly, and annotation of the jaguar (Panthera onca) genome, a novel genome sequence for the leopard (Panthera pardus), and comparative analyses encompassing all living Panthera species. Demographic reconstructions indicated that all of these species have experienced variable episodes of population decline during the Pleistocene, ultimately leading to small effective sizes in present-day genomes...
July 2017: Science Advances
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