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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650973/interferon-signaling-in-peromyscus-leucopus-confers-a-potent-and-specific-restriction-to-vector-borne-flaviviruses
#1
Adaeze O Izuogu, Kristin L McNally, Stephen E Harris, Brian H Youseff, John B Presloid, Christopher Burlak, Jason Munshi-South, Sonja M Best, R Travis Taylor
Tick-borne flaviviruses (TBFVs), including Powassan virus and tick-borne encephalitis virus cause encephalitis or hemorrhagic fevers in humans with case-fatality rates ranging from 1-30%. Despite severe disease in humans, TBFV infection of natural rodent hosts has little noticeable effect. Currently, the basis for resistance to disease is not known. We hypothesize that the coevolution of flaviviruses with their respective hosts has shaped the evolution of potent antiviral factors that suppress virus replication and protect the host from lethal infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649356/asymmetric-paternal-effect-on-offspring-size-linked-to-parent-of-origin-expression-of-an-insulin-like-growth-factor
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Yolitzi Saldivar Lemus, Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada, Michael G Ritchie, Constantino Macías Garcia
Sexual reproduction brings together reproductive partners whose long-term interests often differ, raising the possibility of conflict over their reproductive investment. Males that enhance maternal investment in their offspring gain fitness benefits, even if this compromises future reproductive investment by iteroparous females. When the conflict occurs at a genomic level, it may be uncovered by crossing divergent populations, as a mismatch in the coevolved patterns of paternal manipulation and maternal resistance may generate asymmetric embryonic growth...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648806/the-evolutionary-consequences-of-stepwise-infection-processes
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REVIEW
Matthew D Hall, Gilberto Bento, Dieter Ebert
Molecular and cellular studies reveal that the resistance of hosts to parasites and pathogens is a cascade-like process with multiple steps required to be passed for successful infection. By contrast, much of evolutionary reasoning is based on strongly simplified, one- or two-step infection processes with simple genetics or on resistance being a quantitative trait. Here we attempt a conceptual unification of these two perspectives with the aim of cross-fostering research and filling some of the gaps in our concepts of the ecology and evolution of disease...
June 22, 2017: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644658/coevolution-of-synchronization-and-cooperation-in-costly-networked-interactions
#4
Alberto Antonioni, Alessio Cardillo
Despite the large number of studies on synchronization, the hypothesis that interactions bear a cost for involved individuals has seldom been considered. The introduction of costly interactions leads, instead, to the formulation of a dichotomous scenario in which an individual may decide to cooperate and pay the cost in order to get synchronized with the rest of the population. Alternatively, the same individual can decide to free ride, without incurring any cost, waiting for others to get synchronized to his or her state...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633304/molecular-aspects-of-the-biophysical-co2-concentrating-mechanism-and-its-regulation-in-marine-diatoms
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Yoshinori Tsuji, Kensuke Nakajima, Yusuke Matsuda
Diatoms operate a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) that drives upwards of 20% of annual global primary production. Recent progress in CCM research in the marine pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum revealed that this diatom directly takes up HCO3- from seawater through low-CO2-inducible plasma membrane HCO3- transporters, which belong to the solute carrier (SLC) 4 family. Apart from this, studies of carbonic anhydrases (CAs) in diatoms have revealed considerable diversity in classes and localization among species...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630292/tetrahydrobiopterin-regulates-monoamine-neurotransmitter-sulfonation
#6
Ian Cook, Ting Wang, Thomas S Leyh
Monoamine neurotransmitters are among the hundreds of signaling small molecules whose target interactions are switched "on" and "off" via transfer of the sulfuryl-moiety (-SO3) from PAPS (3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate) to the hydroxyls and amines of their scaffolds. These transfer reactions are catalyzed by a small family of broad-specificity enzymes-the human cytosolic sulfotransferases (SULTs). The first structure of a SULT allosteric-binding site (that of SULT1A1) has recently come to light. The site is conserved among SULT1 family members and is promiscuous-it binds catechins, a naturally occurring family of flavanols...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626938/role-of-parasite-transmission-in-promoting-inbreeding-i-infection-intensities-drive-individual-parasite-selfing-rates
#7
Jillian T Detwiler, Isabel C Caballero, Charles D Criscione
Among parasitic organisms, inbreeding has been implicated as a potential driver of host-parasite coevolution, drug-resistance evolution, and parasite diversification. Yet, fundamental topics about how parasite life histories impact inbreeding remain to be addressed. In particular, there are no direct selfing-rate estimates for hermaphroditic parasites in nature. Our objectives were to elucidate the mating system of a parasitic flatworm in nature and to understand how aspects of parasite transmission could influence the selfing rates of individual parasites...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623276/gag-protease-coevolution-analyses-define-novel-structural-surfaces-in-the-hiv-1-matrix-and-capsid-involved-in-resistance-to-protease-inhibitors
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Francisco M Codoñer, Ruth Peña, Oscar Blanch-Lombarte, Esther Jimenez-Moyano, Maria Pino, Thomas Vollbrecht, Bonaventura Clotet, Javier Martinez-Picado, Rika Draenert, Julia G Prado
Despite the major role of Gag in establishing resistance of HIV-1 to protease inhibitors (PIs), very limited data are available on the total contribution of Gag residues to resistance to PIs. To identify in detail Gag residues and structural interfaces associated with the development of HIV-1 resistance to PIs, we traced viral evolution under the pressure of PIs using Gag-protease single genome sequencing and coevolution analysis of protein sequences in 4 patients treated with PIs over a 9-year period. We identified a total of 38 Gag residues correlated with the protease, 32 of which were outside Gag cleavage sites...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620843/the-coevolution-of-play-and-the-cortico-cerebellar-system-in-primates
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Max Kerney, Jeroen B Smaers, P Thomas Schoenemann, Jacob C Dunn
Primates are some of the most playful animals in the natural world, yet the reason for this remains unclear. One hypothesis posits that primates are so playful because playful activity functions to help develop the sophisticated cognitive and behavioural abilities that they are also renowned for. If this hypothesis were true, then play might be expected to have coevolved with the neural substrates underlying these abilities in primates. Here, we tested this prediction by conducting phylogenetic comparative analyses to determine whether play has coevolved with the cortico-cerebellar system, a neural system known to be involved in complex cognition and the production of complex behaviour...
June 15, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620372/deep-sequencing-in-infectious-diseases-immune-and-pathogen-repertoires-for-the-improvement-of-patient-outcomes
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William F Burkholder, Evan W Newell, Michael Poidinger, Swaine Chen, Katja Fink
The inaugural workshop "Deep Sequencing in Infectious Diseases: Immune and Pathogen Repertoires for the Improvement of Patient Outcomes" was held in Singapore on 13-14 October 2016. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the latest trends in using high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, and allied technologies to analyze immune and pathogen repertoires and their interplay within the host, bringing together key international players in the field and Singapore-based researchers and clinician-scientists. The focus was in particular on the application of these technologies for the improvement of patient diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, and for other broad public health outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618121/specificity-traits-consistent-with-legume-rhizobia-coevolution-displayed-by-ensifer-meliloti-rhizosphere-colonization
#11
María Eugenia Salas, Mauricio Javier Lozano, José Luis López, Walter Draghi, Javier Serrania, Gonzalo Arturo Torres Tejerizo, Francisco Javier Albicoro, Juliet Fernanda Nilsson, Mariano Pistorio, María Florencia Del Papa, Gustavo Parisi, Anke Becker, Antonio Lagares
Rhizobia are α- and ß-Proteobacteria that associate with legumes in symbiosis to fix atmospheric nitrogen. The chemical communication between roots and rhizobia begins in the rhizosphere. Using signature-tagged-Tn5 mutagenesis (STM) we performed a genome-wide screening for Ensifer meliloti genes that participate in colonizing the rhizospheres of alfalfa and other legumes. The analysis of ca. 6,000 mutants indicated that genes relevant for rhizosphere colonization account for nearly 2% of the rhizobial genome and that most (ca...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617643/network-structure-and-selection-asymmetry-drive-coevolution-in-species-rich-antagonistic-interactions
#12
Cecilia S Andreazzi, John N Thompson, Paulo R Guimarães
Ecological interactions shape and are shaped by the evolution of interacting species. Mathematical models and empirical work have explored the multiple ways coevolution could occur in small sets of species, revealing that the addition of even one species can change the coevolutionary dynamics of a pairwise interaction. As a consequence, one of the current challenges in evolutionary biology is to understand how species-rich assemblages evolve and coevolve as networks of interacting species. We combined an adaptive network framework, a trait evolutionary model, and data on network structure to study how network organization affects and is affected by selection in antagonistic interactions such as parasitism, predation, and herbivory...
July 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612293/nowhere-to-run-rabbit-the-cold-war-calculus-of-disease-ecology
#13
Warwick Anderson
During the cold war, Frank Fenner (protégé of Macfarlane Burnet and René Dubos) and Francis Ratcliffe (associate of A. J. Nicholson and student of Charles Elton) studied mathematically the coevolution of host resistance and parasite virulence when myxomatosis was unleashed on Australia's rabbit population. Later, Robert May called Fenner the "real hero" of disease ecology for his mathematical modeling of the epidemic. While Ratcliffe came from a tradition of animal ecology, Fenner developed an ecological orientation in World War II through his work on malaria control (with Ratcliffe and Ian Mackerras, among others)-that is, through studies of tropical medicine...
June 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611437/reproductive-isolation-through-experimental-manipulation-of-sexually-antagonistic-coevolution-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#14
Zeeshan Ali Syed, Martik Chatterjee, Manas Arun Samant, Nagaraj Guru Prasad
Promiscuity can drive the evolution of sexual conflict before and after mating occurs. Post mating, the male ejaculate can selfishly manipulate female physiology, leading to a chemical arms race between the sexes. Theory suggests that drift and sexually antagonistic coevolution can cause allopatric populations to evolve different chemical interactions between the sexes, thereby leading to postmating reproductive barriers and speciation. There is, however, little empirical evidence supporting this form of speciation...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602719/coevolution-of-dependency-distance-hierarchical-structure-and-word-order-comment-on-dependency-distance-a-new-perspective-on-syntactic-patterns-in-natural-languages-by-haitao-liu-et-al
#15
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597811/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-the-face-of-host-imposed-nutrient-limitation
#16
Michael Berney, Linda Berney-Meyer
Coevolution of pathogens and host has led to many metabolic strategies employed by intracellular pathogens to deal with the immune response and the scarcity of food during infection. Simply put, bacterial pathogens are just looking for food. As a consequence, the host has developed strategies to limit nutrients for the bacterium by containment of the intruder in a pathogen-containing vacuole and/or by actively depleting nutrients from the intracellular space, a process called nutritional immunity. Since metabolism is a prerequisite for virulence, such pathways could potentially be good targets for antimicrobial therapies...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595838/deciphering-the-loop-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-inflammatory-cytokines-and-cancer-immunoediting
#17
REVIEW
Antonella Sistigu, Francesca Di Modugno, Gwenola Manic, Paola Nisticò
Tumorigenesis and tumor progression relies on the dialectics between tumor cells, the extracellular matrix and its remodelling enzymes, neighbouring cells and soluble cues. The host immune response is crucial in eliminating or promoting tumor growth and the reciprocal coevolution of tumor and immune cells, during disease progression and in response to therapy, shapes tumor fate by activating innate and adaptive mechanisms. The phenotypic plasticity is a common feature of epithelial and immune cells and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a dynamic process, governed by microenvironmental stimuli, critical in tumor cell shaping, increased tumor cell heterogeneity and stemness...
May 31, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592504/experimental-evolution-with-caenorhabditis-nematodes
#18
Henrique Teotónio, Suzanne Estes, Patrick C Phillips, Charles F Baer
The hermaphroditic nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been one of the primary model systems in biology since the 1970s, but only within the last two decades has this nematode also become a useful model for experimental evolution. Here, we outline the goals and major foci of experimental evolution with C. elegans and related species, such as C. briggsae and C. remanei, by discussing the principles of experimental design, and highlighting the strengths and limitations of Caenorhabditis as model systems. We then review three exemplars of Caenorhabditis experimental evolution studies, underlining representative evolution experiments that have addressed the: (1) maintenance of genetic variation; (2) role of natural selection during transitions from outcrossing to selfing, as well as the maintenance of mixed breeding modes during evolution; and (3) evolution of phenotypic plasticity and its role in adaptation to variable environments, including host-pathogen coevolution...
June 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590013/prophage-as-a-genetic-reservoir-promoting-diversity-and-driving-innovation-in-the-host-community
#19
A Nadeem, Lindi M Wahl
Sequencing of bacterial genomes has revealed an abundance of prophage sequences in many bacterial species. Since these sequences are accessible, through recombination, to infecting phages, bacteria carry an arsenal of genetic material that can be used by these viruses. We develop a mathematical model to isolate the effects of this phenomenon on the coevolution of temperate phage and bacteria. The model predicts that prophage sequences may play a key role in maintaining the phage population in situations that would otherwise favor host cell resistance...
June 7, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588562/phylogeography-and-coevolution-of-bamboo-mosaic-virus-and-its-associated-satellite-rna
#20
Ing-Nang Wang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Na-Sheng Lin
Bamboo mosaic virus (BaMV), a plant potexvirus, has been found only in infected bamboo species. It is frequently associated with a large, linear single-stranded satellite RNA (satBaMV) that encodes a non-structural protein. Decades of collecting across a wide geographic area in Asia have accumulated a sizable number of BaMV and satBaMV isolates. In this study, we reconstructed the BaMV phylogeny and satBaMV phylogeny with partial coat protein gene sequences and partial genomic sequences, respectively. The evolutionary relationships allowed us to infer the phylogeography of BaMV and satBaMV on the Asian continent and its outlying islands...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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