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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435102/simultaneous-time-interleaved-multislice-stims-for-rapid-susceptibility-weighted-acquisition
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Berkin Bilgic, Huihui Ye, Lawrence L Wald, Kawin Setsompop
T2⁎ weighted 3D Gradient Echo (GRE) acquisition is the main sequence used for Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM). These applications require a long echo time (TE) to build up phase contrast, requiring a long repetition time (TR), and leading to excessively lengthy scans. The long TE acquisition creates a significant amount of unused time within each TR, which can be utilized for either multi-echo sampling or additional image encoding with the echo-shift technique...
April 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430019/characterization-of-rph24-a-gene-conferring-adult-plant-resistance-to-puccinia-hordei-in-barley
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Laura A Ziems, Lee T Hickey, Gregory J Platz, Jerome D Franckowiak, Peter M Dracatos, Davinder Singh, Robert F Park
We identified Rph24 as a locus in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) controlling adult plant resistance (APR) to leaf rust, caused by Puccinia hordei. The locus was previously reported as a quantitative trait locus in barley line ND24260-1 and named qRphND. We crossed ND24260-1 to the leaf-rust-susceptible standard Gus and determined inheritance patterns in the progeny. For the comparative marker frequency analysis (MFA), resistant and susceptible tails of the F2 were genotyped with Diversity Arrays Technology genotyping-by-sequencing (DArT-Seq) markers...
April 21, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428796/expression-profiling-coupled-with-in-silico-mapping-identifies-candidate-genes-for-reducing-aflatoxin-accumulation-in-maize
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Ramesh Dhakal, Chenglin Chai, Ratna Karan, Gary L Windham, William P Williams, Prasanta K Subudhi
Aflatoxin, produced by Aspergillus flavus, is hazardous to health of humans and livestock. The lack of information about large effect QTL for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation is a major obstacle to employ marker-assisted selection for maize improvement. The understanding of resistance mechanisms of the host plant and the associated genes is necessary for improving resistance to A. flavus infection. A suppression subtraction hybridization (SSH) cDNA library was made using the developing kernels of Mp715 (resistant inbred) and B73 (susceptible inbred) and 480 randomly selected cDNA clones were sequenced to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in response to A...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424610/characterizing-brain-iron-deposition-in-patients-with-subcortical-vascular-mild-cognitive-impairment-using-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-a-potential-biomarker
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Yawen Sun, Xin Ge, Xu Han, Wenwei Cao, Yao Wang, Weina Ding, Mengqiu Cao, Yong Zhang, Qun Xu, Yan Zhou, Jianrong Xu
The presence and pattern of iron accumulation in subcortical vascular mild cognitive impairment (svMCI) and their effects on cognition have rarely been investigated. We aimed to examine brain iron deposition in svMCI subjects using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). Moreover, we aimed to investigate the correlation between brain iron deposition and the severity of cognitive impairment as indicated by z-scores. We recruited 20 subcortical ischemic vascular disease (SIVD) patients who fulfilled the criteria for svMCI...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423027/comparison-of-t2-weighted-and-qsm-contrasts-in-parkinson-s-disease-to-visualize-the-stn-with-mri
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Anneke Alkemade, Gilles de Hollander, Max C Keuken, Andreas Schäfer, Derek V M Ott, Johannes Schwarz, David Weise, Sonja A Kotz, Birte U Forstmann
The subthalamic nucleus (STN) plays a crucial role in the surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Studies investigating optimal protocols for STN visualization using state of the art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques have shown that susceptibility weighted images, which display the magnetic susceptibility distribution, yield better results than T1-weighted, T2-weighted, and T2*-weighted contrasts. However, these findings are based on young healthy individuals, and require validation in elderly individuals and persons suffering from PD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422143/dissecting-the-genetic-architecture-of-fusarium-verticillioides-seed-rot-resistance-in-maize-by-combining-qtl-mapping-and-genome-wide-association-analysis
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Ming Ju, Zijian Zhou, Cong Mu, Xuecai Zhang, Jingyang Gao, Yakun Liang, Jiafa Chen, Yabin Wu, Xiaopeng Li, Shiwei Wang, Jingjing Wen, Luming Yang, Jianyu Wu
Fusarium verticillioides can be transmitted via seeds and cause systemic infection in maize (Zea mays L.); its mycotoxin has harmful effects on animal and human health. We combined QTL mapping in recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations with a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 217 diverse maize lines using 224,152 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) under controlled conditions to determine the genetic architecture of F. verticillioides seed rot (FSR) resistance. Our study identified 8 quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and 43 genes associated with 57 SNPs that were correlated with FSR resistance through linkage mapping and GWAS, respectively...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408633/heterogeneity-of-cortical-lesion-susceptibility-mapping-in-multiple-sclerosis
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M Castellaro, R Magliozzi, A Palombit, M Pitteri, E Silvestri, V Camera, S Montemezzi, F B Pizzini, A Bertoldo, R Reynolds, S Monaco, M Calabrese
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Quantitative susceptibility mapping has been used to characterize iron and myelin content in the deep gray matter of patients with multiple sclerosis. Our aim was to characterize the susceptibility mapping of cortical lesions in patients with MS and compare it with neuropathologic observations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pattern of microglial activation was studied in postmortem brain tissues from 16 patients with secondary-progressive MS and 5 age-matched controls...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391240/physical-confirmation-and-comparative-genomics-of-the-rat-mammary-carcinoma-susceptibility-3-quantitative-trait-locus
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Saasha Le, Zachary C Martin, David J Samuelson
Human breast and rat mammary cancer susceptibility are complex phenotypes where complete sets of risk associated loci remain to be identified for both species. We tested multiple congenic rat strains to physically confirm and positionally map rat Mammary carcinoma susceptibility 3 (Mcs3), a mammary cancer resistance allele previously predicted at Rattus norvegicus chromosome 1 (RNO1). The mammary cancer susceptible Wistar Furth (WF) strain was the recipient, and the mammary cancer resistant Copenhagen (Cop) strain was the RNO1-segment donor for congenics...
April 8, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388633/identification-and-validation-of-qtls-for-seedling-salinity-tolerance-in-introgression-lines-of-a-salt-tolerant-rice-landrace-pokkali
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Teresa B De Leon, Steven Linscombe, Prasanta K Subudhi
Salinity is a major threat to rice production worldwide. Several studies have been conducted to elucidate the molecular basis of salinity tolerance in rice. However, the genetic information such as quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and molecular markers, emanating from these studies, were rarely exploited for marker-assisted breeding. To better understand salinity tolerance and to validate previously reported QTLs at seedling stage, a set of introgression lines (ILs) of a salt tolerant donor line 'Pokkali' developed in a susceptible high yielding rice cultivar 'Bengal' background was evaluated for several morphological and physiological traits under salt stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380509/identification-of-loci-associated-with-susceptibility-to-subspecies-tissue-infection-in-cattle
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J N Kiser, S N White, K A Johnson, J L Hoff, J F Taylor, H L Neibergs
Johne's disease is a contagious bacterial infection of cattle caused by ssp. (). A previous genome-wide association analysis (GWAA) in Holstein cattle identified QTL on BTA3 and BTA9 that were highly associated (P < 5 × 10) and on BTA1, BTA16, and BTA21 that were moderately associated (P < 5 × 10) with Map tissue infection. The objectives of this study were to validate previous GWAA results in Jersey cattle ( = 57), Holstein cattle from the Pacific Northwest (PNW, = 205) and a combined Holstein population from the PNW and the Northeast (PNW + NE, = 423), and also identify new loci associated with tissue infection...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369244/targeted-sequencing-of-chromosome-15q25-identified-novel-variants-associated-with-risk-of-lung-cancer-and-smoking-behavior-in-chinese
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Yang Cheng, Cheng Wang, Meng Zhu, Juncheng Dai, Yuzhuo Wang, Liguo Geng, Zhihua Li, Jiahui Zhang, Hongxia Ma, Guangfu Jin, Dongxin Lin, Zhibin Hu, Hongbing Shen
Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in populations of European descent identified a lung cancer susceptibility locus at 15q25 that was biologically associated with nicotine addiction. However, the allele frequency of susceptibility variants identified in this region varied dramatically across European and Asian populations, suggesting that additional risk SNPs in Asians need to be identified. Thus, we conducted a fine-mapping study of chromosome 15q25 using targeted resequencing of 200 lung cancer cases and 300 controls of Chinese descent...
March 27, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367904/quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-using-the-multiple-dipole-inversion-combination-with-k-space-segmentation-method
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Ryota Sato, Toru Shirai, Yo Taniguchi, Takenori Murase, Yoshitaka Bito, Hisaaki Ochi
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique for noninvasively estimating the magnetic susceptibility of biological tissue. Several methods for QSM have been proposed. One of these methods can estimate susceptibility with high accuracy in tissues whose contrast is consistent between magnitude images and susceptibility maps, such as deep gray-matter nuclei. However, the susceptibility of small veins is underestimated and not well depicted by using the above approach, because the contrast of small veins is inconsistent between a magnitude image and a susceptibility map...
March 27, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365817/mapping-of-sntox3-snn3-as-a-major-determinant-of-field-susceptibility-to-septoria-nodorum-leaf-blotch-in-the-sha3-cbrd-%C3%A3-naxos-population
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Anja Karine Ruud, Susanne Windju, Tatiana Belova, Timothy L Friesen, Morten Lillemo
The effect of the SnTox3-Snn3 interaction was documented for the first time under natural infection at the adult plant stage in the field. Co-segregating SNP markers were identified. Parastagonospora nodorum is a necrotrophic pathogen of wheat, causing Septoria nodorum blotch (SNB) affecting both the leaf and glume. P. nodorum is the major leaf blotch pathogen on spring wheat in Norway. Resistance to the disease is quantitative, but several host-specific interactions between necrotrophic effectors (NEs) and host sensitivity (Snn) genes have been identified, playing a major role at the seedling stage...
April 1, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362834/the-impact-of-inspired-oxygen-levels-on-calibrated-fmri-measurements-of-m-oef-and-resting-cmro2-using-combined-hypercapnia-and-hyperoxia
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Isabelle Lajoie, Felipe B Tancredi, Richard D Hoge
Recent calibrated fMRI techniques using combined hypercapnia and hyperoxia allow the mapping of resting cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) in absolute units, oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) and calibration parameter M (maximum BOLD). The adoption of such technique necessitates knowledge about the precision and accuracy of the model-derived parameters. One of the factors that may impact the precision and accuracy is the level of oxygen provided during periods of hyperoxia (HO). A high level of oxygen may bring the BOLD responses closer to the maximum M value, and hence reduce the error associated with the M interpolation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359293/memory-performance-related-dynamic-brain-connectivity-indicates-pathological-burden-and-genetic-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Frances C Quevenco, Maria G Preti, Jiri M G van Bergen, Jun Hua, Michael Wyss, Xu Li, Simon J Schreiner, Stefanie C Steininger, Rafael Meyer, Irene B Meier, Adam M Brickman, Sandra E Leh, Anton F Gietl, Alfred Buck, Roger M Nitsch, Klaas P Pruessmann, Peter C M van Zijl, Christoph Hock, Dimitri Van De Ville, Paul G Unschuld
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) strongly relates to advanced age and progressive deposition of cerebral amyloid-beta (Aβ), hyperphosphorylated tau, and iron. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between cerebral dynamic functional connectivity and variability of long-term cognitive performance in healthy, elderly subjects, allowing for local pathology and genetic risk. METHODS: Thirty seven participants (mean (SD) age 74 (6...
March 31, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356783/high-resolution-mapping-of-genes-involved-in-plant-stage-specific-partial-resistance-of-barley-to-leaf-rust
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F K S Yeo, R Bouchon, R Kuijken, A Loriaux, C Boyd, R E Niks, T C Marcel
Partial resistance quantitative trait loci (QTLs) Rphq11 and rphq16 against Puccinia hordei isolate 1.2.1 were previously mapped in seedlings of the mapping populations Steptoe/Morex and Oregon Wolfe Barleys, respectively. In this study, QTL mapping was performed at adult plant stage for the two mapping populations challenged with the same rust isolate. The results suggest that Rphq11 and rphq16 are effective only at seedling stage, and not at adult plant stage. The cloning of several genes responsible for partial resistance of barley to P...
2017: Molecular Breeding: New Strategies in Plant Improvement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352959/inheritance-fine-mapping-and-candidate-gene-analyses-of-resistance-to-soybean-mosaic-virus-strain-sc5-in-soybean
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Adhimoolam Karthikeyan, Kai Li, Hua Jiang, Rui Ren, Cui Li, Haijian Zhi, Shouyi Chen, Junyi Gai
Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) is one of the most devastating pathogens for soybeans in China. Among the country-wide 22 strains, SC5 dominates in Huang-Huai and Changjiang valleys. For controlling its damage, the resistance gene was searched through Mendelian inheritance study, gene fine-mapping, and candidate gene analysis combined with qRT-PCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction) analysis. The parents F1, F2, and RILs (recombinant inbred lines) of the cross Kefeng-1 (Resistance, R) × NN1138-2 (Susceptible, S) were used to examine the inheritance of SC5-resistance...
March 28, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349957/stability-of-r2-and-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-of-the-brain-tissue-in-a-large-scale-multi-center-study
#18
Rongpin Wang, Guangyou Xie, Maoxiong Zhai, Zhongping Zhang, Bing Wu, Dandan Zheng, Nan Hong, Tao Jiang, Baohong Wen, Jingliang Cheng
Multi-center studies are advantageous for enrolling participants of varying pathological and demographical conditions, and especially in neurological studies. Hence stability of the obtained quantitative R2* and susceptibility in multicenter studies is a key issue for their widespread applications. In this work, the stabilities of simultaneously obtained R2* and susceptibility are investigated and compared across 10 sites that are equipped with the same scanner and receiver coil, the same post-processing process was used to achieve consistent experiment setup...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342108/fine-mapping-of-a-quantitative-resistance-gene-for-gray-leaf-spot-of-maize-zea-mays-l-derived-from-teosinte-z-mays-ssp-parviglumis
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Xinye Zhang, Qin Yang, Elizabeth Rucker, Wade Thomason, Peter Balint-Kurti
In this study we mapped the QTL Qgls8 for gray leaf spot (GLS) resistance in maize to a ~130 kb region on chromosome 8 including five predicted genes. In previous work, using near isogenic line (NIL) populations in which segments of the teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) genome had been introgressed into the background of the maize line B73, we had identified a QTL on chromosome 8, here called Qgls8, for gray leaf spot (GLS) resistance. We identified alternate teosinte alleles at this QTL, one conferring increased GLS resistance and one increased susceptibility relative to the B73 allele...
March 24, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335076/fine-mapping-of-chromosome-5p15-33-identifies-novel-lung-cancer-susceptibility-loci-in-han-chinese
#20
Jing Dong, Yang Cheng, Meng Zhu, Yang Wen, Cheng Wang, Yuzhuo Wang, Liguo Geng, Wei Shen, Jia Liu, Zhihua Li, Jiahui Zhang, Hongxia Ma, Juncheng Dai, Guangfu Jin, Zhibin Hu, Hongbing Shen
Genome-wide association studies in European and Asian populations have consistently identified chromosome 5p15.33 as a lung cancer susceptibility region. To investigate further the genetic architecture of common variants in this region, we conducted a two-stage fine-mapping analysis discovered by targeted resequencing of 200 cases and 300 controls individually, and validated in multiethnic lung cancer GWASs with 12,843 cases and 12,639 controls. Two independent variants were identified in approximate conditional analysis with GCTA and consistently validated in lung cancer GWASs in both Asian and European populations...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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