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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224649/sex-chromosomal-abnormalities-associated-with-equine-infertility-validation-of-a-simple-molecular-screening-tool-in-the-purebred-spanish-horse
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G Anaya, A Molina, M Valera, M Moreno-Millán, P Azor, P Peral-García, S Demyda-Peyrás
Chromosomal abnormalities in the sex chromosome pair (ECAX and ECAY) are widely associated with reproductive problems in horses. However, a large proportion of these abnormalities remains undiagnosed due to the lack of an affordable diagnostic tool that allows for avoiding karyotyping tests. Hereby, we developed an STR (single-tandem-repeat)-based molecular method to determine the presence of the main sex chromosomal abnormalities in horses in a fast, cheap and reliable way. The frequency of five ECAX-linked (LEX026, LEX003, TKY38, TKY270 and UCDEQ502) and two ECAY-linked (EcaYH12 and SRY) markers was characterized in 261 Purebred Spanish Horses to determine the efficiency of the methodology developed to be used as a chromosomal diagnostic tool...
February 22, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224061/isolation-and-characterization-of-microsatellite-loci-in-sorbus-porrigentiformis-and-cross-amplification-in-s-aria-and-s-rupicola-rosaceae
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Rosalía Piñeiro, Freja Karrman-Bailey, Robyn S Cowan, Michael F Fay
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Southwestern Britain is an emblematic hotspot of polyploid diversity of whitebeams (Sorbus aria agg.; Rosaceae) with ca. 30 polyploid endemic species. The tetraploid S. porrigentiformis is postulated as one of the parents of most of these endemics, along with the sexual diploid S. aria s. str. and the tetraploid S. rupicola. METHODS AND RESULTS: We isolated 16 nuclear microsatellite loci from S. porrigentiformis and characterized them on 45 trees representing the three putative parental species...
February 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217986/the-effects-of-remote-ischemic-conditioning-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Gao, Qingjie Chen, Fen Liu, Qian Zhao, Bangdang Chen, Yun Zhou, Qiang Zhao, Yitong Ma, Yining Yang
INTRODUCTION: Timely and successful reperfusion is effective at improving outcome in patients presenting with STEMI. However, abrupt restoration of blood flow may cause detrimental myocardial repercussion injury. Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is a potent activator of innate protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury. This study assessed remote ischemic conditioning in patients presenting with STEMI treated with primary PCI. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Relevant studies were identified through electronic literature search from PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214997/the-human-rit2-core-promoter-short-tandem-repeat-predominant-allele-is-species-specific-in-length-a-selective-advantage-for-human-evolution
#4
Babak Emamalizadeh, Abofazl Movafagh, Hossein Darvish, Somayeh Kazeminasab, Monavvar Andarva, Pegah Namdar-Aligoodarzi, Mina Ohadi
Evolutionary analyses of the critical core promoter interval support a selective advantage for expanding the length of certain short tandem repeats (STRs) in humans. We recently reported genome-wide data on human core promoter STRs that are "exceptionally long" (≥6-repeats). Near the top of the list, the neuron-specific gene, RIT2, contains one of the longest GA-STRs at 11-repeats. In the present study, we analyzed the evolutionary implications of this STR across species. We also studied this STR in a sample of 2,143 Iranian human subjects that encompassed a number of neuropsychiatric disorders and controls...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213869/persistence-of-touch-dna-on-burglary-related-tools
#5
Céline M Pfeifer, Peter Wiegand
Experts are increasingly concerned by issues regarding the activity level of DNA stains. A case from our burglary-related casework pointed out the need for experiments regarding the persistence of DNA when more than one person touched a tool handle. We performed short tandem repeat (STR) analyses for three groups of tools: (1) personal and mock owned tools; (2) tools, which were first "owned" by a first user and then handled in a burglary action by a second user; and (3) tools, which were first owned by a first user and then handled in a moderate action...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211539/genetic-analysis-of-19-x-chromosome-str-loci-for-forensic-purposes-in-four-chinese-ethnic-groups
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Xingyi Yang, Xiaofang Zhang, Junyong Zhu, Linli Chen, Changhui Liu, Xingling Feng, Ling Chen, Huijun Wang, Chao Liu
A new 19 X- short tandem repeat (STR) multiplex PCR system has recently been developed, though its applicability in forensic studies has not been thoroughly assessed. In this study, 932 unrelated individuals from four Chinese ethnic groups (Han, Tibet, Uighur and Hui) were successfully genotyped using this new multiplex PCR system. Our results showed significant linkage disequilibrium between markers DXS10103 and DXS10101 in all four ethnic groups; markers DXS10159 and DXS10162, DXS6809 and DXS6789, and HPRTB and DXS10101 in Tibetan populations; and markers DXS10074 and DXS10075 in Uighur populations...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210813/a-comprehensive-y-str-portrait-of-yousafzai-s-population
#7
Sadia Tabassum, Muhammad Ilyas, Inam Ullah, Muhammad Israr, Habib Ahmad
In the current study, 17 Y-Chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) included in theAmpFlSTR Y-Filer amplification kit (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, USA) were investigated in 146 unrelated Yousafzai males residing in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. A total of 94 (89.52%) unique haplotypes were observed. Discrimination capacity was 71.92%. Haplotype diversity ranged from 0.354 (DYS456) to 0.663 (DYS458). Both Rst pairwise analysis and multidimensional scaling plot showed that the genetic structure of the Yousafzais is significantly different from neighbouring populations...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198810/reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-analysis-in-symbiont-entomomyces-delphacidicola-of-nilaparvata-lugens-st%C3%A3-l
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Pin-Jun Wan, Yao-Hua Tang, San-Yue Yuan, Jia-Chun He, Wei-Xia Wang, Feng-Xiang Lai, Qiang Fu
Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) is a major rice pest that harbors an endosymbiont ascomycete fungus, Entomomyces delphacidicola str. NLU (also known as yeast-like symbiont, YLS). Driving by demand of novel population management tactics (e.g. RNAi), the importance of YLS has been studied and revealed, which greatly boosts the interest of molecular level studies related to YLS. The current study focuses on reference genes for RT-qPCR studies related to YLS. Eight previously unreported YLS genes were cloned, and their expressions were evaluated for N...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193505/statistical-modelling-of-ion-pgm-hid-str-10-plex-mps-data
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Søren B Vilsen, Torben Tvedebrink, Helle Smidt Mogensen, Niels Morling
We investigated the results of short tandem repeat (STR) markers of dilution series experiments and reference profiles generated using the Ion PGM massively parallel sequencing platform utilising the HID STR 10-plex panel. The STR markers were identified by the marker specific flanking regions of the STR region. We investigated the following: (1) the usage of quality measures for identifying substitution errors, (2) the heterozygote balance and compared it to that of capillary electrophoresis (CE), (3) the stability of the coverage and the consequence of IonExpress Barcode adapter (IBA) sampling with decreasing amounts of template DNA, (4) the hypothesis that the parental longest uninterrupted stretch (LUS) is a better linear predictor of stutter ratio than the parent allele length, (5) the use of parental allele length as a predictor of shoulder ratio, and (6) the removal of non-systematic erroneous sequences using dynamic thresholds created by fitting the distribution of the non-systematic erroneous sequences...
February 3, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192074/practical-informativeness-of-short-tandem-repeat-loci-for-chimerism-analysis-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Eunhee Han, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim, Kyungja Han, Jihyang Lim, Dain Kang, Gun Dong Lee, Jung Rok Kim, Jae-Wook Lee, Nack-Gyun Chung, Bin Cho, Ki-Seong Eom, Yoo-Jin Kim, Hee-Je Kim, Seok Lee, Seok-Goo Cho, Chang-Ki Min, Dong-Wook Kim, JongWook Lee, Woo-Sung Min
OBJECTIVE: Short tandem repeat (STR) loci are most frequently used for chimerism analysis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the practical informativeness of STR chimerism by integrating theoretical and analytical points. METHODS: Theoretical and practical informativess of 16 STR loci were evaluated from 1249 pairs of recipients and donors who were prepared for HSCT. RESULTS: Theoretical informativeness was influenced by genetic diversity including allele frequency and heterozygosity, and was higher in the unrelated HSCT group (90...
February 9, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191785/impact-of-the-secretome-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-brain-structure-and-animal-behavior-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Fábio G Teixeira, Miguel M Carvalho, Krishna M Panchalingam, Ana J Rodrigues, Bárbara Mendes-Pinheiro, Sandra Anjo, Bruno Manadas, Leo A Behie, Nuno Sousa, António J Salgado
Research in the last decade strongly suggests that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-mediated therapeutic benefits are mainly due to their secretome, which has been proposed as a possible therapeutic tool for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Indeed, it has been shown that the MSC secretome increases neurogenesis and cell survival, and has numerous neuroprotective actions under different conditions. Additionally, using dynamic culturing conditions (through computer-controlled bioreactors) can further modulate the MSC secretome, thereby generating a more potent neurotrophic factor cocktail (i...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187033/prognostic-significance-of-stromal-versus-intratumoral-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-different-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-treated-with-cytotoxic-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Thaer Khoury, Vidya Nagrale, Mateusz Opyrchal, Xuan Peng, Dan Wang, Song Yao
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate if there were differences in associations of stromal versus intratumoral tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) with pathology complete response (pCR) among breast cancer (BC) subtypes treated with neoadjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The hematoxylin and eosin slides of BC-core biopsy consecutive cases (n=331) were reviewed from a single institution between 2000 and 2014. TIL-stroma (TIL-str) was scored from 0% to 100%...
February 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186609/-analysis-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-15-str-loci-among-ethnic-hans-from-xiamen
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Lili Wu, Peng Ran, Xiujuan Zheng, Juanjuan Zhou, Bin Pei, Xiuyu Song
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci selected by an AmpFLSTR Identifiler(TM) system for personal identification and paternity testing among ethnic Hans from Xiamen, Fujian. METHODS: For 400 unrelated individuals, allelic frequencies for the 15 STR loci from the AmpFLSTR Identifiler(TM) kit were determined. Population genetics parameters for forensic usage were calculated. RESULTS: No deviation of the observed allele frequency from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium expectations was found by Chi-square test (P>0...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186449/efficacy-and-outcomes-of-facial-nerve-sparing-treatment-approach-to-cerebellopontine-angle-meningiomas
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Randy S D'Amico, Matei A Banu, Petros Petridis, Alexandra S Bercow, Hani Malone, Moshe Praver, Tony J C Wang, Steven R Isaacson, Michael B Sisti
OBJECTIVE Advanced microsurgical techniques contribute to reduced morbidity and improved surgical management of meningiomas arising within the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). However, the goal of surgery has evolved to preserve the quality of the patient's life, even if it means leaving residual tumor. Concurrently, Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has become an acceptable and effective treatment modality for newly diagnosed, recurrent, or progressive meningiomas of the CPA. The authors review their institutional experience with CPA meningiomas treated with GKRS, surgery, or a combination of surgery and GKRS...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183032/manganese-neurotoxicity-and-protective-effects-of-resveratrol-and-quercetin-in-preclinical-research
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Maciej Gawlik, Małgorzata B Gawlik, Irena Smaga, Małgorzata Filip
BACKGROUND: Exposure to Mn results in a neurological syndrome known as manganism. METHODS: We examined how 4-week Mn exposure (20mg/kg MnCl2po, 5days/week) induces neurotoxic effects in rats. Oxidized-to-reduced glutathione ratio (GSSG/GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, catalase (CAT) activity, vitamin E content and caspase-3 activity were measured in several rat brain structures. Further, we examined protective effects of the polyphenols: resveratrol (R) or quercetin (QCT) against Mn-induced neurotoxicity...
December 14, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177841/dna-barcoding-as-an-aid-for-species-identification-in-austral-black-flies-insecta-diptera-simuliidae
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Luis Miguel Hernandez-Triana, Fernanda Montes DE Oca, Sean W J Prosser, Paul D N Hebert, Ryan Gregory, Shelley McMurtrie
In this paper, the utility of a partial sequence of the COI gene, the DNA barcoding region, for the identification of species of black flies in the Austral Region was assessed. Twenty eight morphospecies were analysed, 8 in the genus Austrosimulium (4 species in the subgenus Austrosimulium s.str., 3 in the subgenus Novaustrosimulium, and 1 species unassigned to subgenus), 2 of the genus Cnesia, 8 of Gigantodax, 3 of Paracnephia, 1 Paraustrosimulium and 4 species to Simulium, subgenera (Morops, Nevermannia, and Pternaspatha)...
November 21, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171796/increased-recovery-of-touch-dna-evidence-using-fta-paper-compared-to-conventional-collection-methods
#17
Irina A Kirgiz, Cassandra Calloway
Tape lifting and FTA paper scraping methods were directly compared to traditional double swabbing for collecting touch DNA from car steering wheels (n = 70 cars). Touch DNA was collected from the left or right side of each steering wheel (randomized) using two sterile cotton swabs, while the other side was sampled using water-soluble tape or FTA paper cards. DNA was extracted and quantified in duplicate using qPCR. Quantifiable amounts of DNA were detected for 100% of the samples (n = 140) collected independent of the method...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171784/developmental-validation-of-the-miseq-fgx-forensic-genomics-system-for-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-forensic-dna-casework-and-database-laboratories
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Anne C Jäger, Michelle L Alvarez, Carey P Davis, Ernesto Guzmán, Yonmee Han, Lisa Way, Paulina Walichiewicz, David Silva, Nguyen Pham, Glorianna Caves, Jocelyne Bruand, Felix Schlesinger, Stephanie J K Pond, Joe Varlaro, Kathryn M Stephens, Cydne L Holt
Human DNA profiling using PCR at polymorphic short tandem repeat (STR) loci followed by capillary electrophoresis (CE) size separation and length-based allele typing has been the standard in the forensic community for over 20 years. Over the last decade, Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) matured rapidly, bringing modern advantages to forensic DNA analysis. The MiSeq FGx™ Forensic Genomics System, comprised of the ForenSeq™ DNA Signature Prep Kit, MiSeq FGx™ Reagent Kit, MiSeq FGx™ instrument and ForenSeq™ Universal Analysis Software, uses PCR to simultaneously amplify up to 231 forensic loci in a single multiplex reaction...
January 27, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169275/crispr-cas9-targeted-fragmentation-and-selective-sequencing-enable-massively-parallel-microsatellite-analysis
#19
GiWon Shin, Susan M Grimes, HoJoon Lee, Billy T Lau, Li C Xia, Hanlee P Ji
Microsatellites are multi-allelic and composed of short tandem repeats (STRs) with individual motifs composed of mononucleotides, dinucleotides or higher including hexamers. Next-generation sequencing approaches and other STR assays rely on a limited number of PCR amplicons, typically in the tens. Here, we demonstrate STR-Seq, a next-generation sequencing technology that analyses over 2,000 STRs in parallel, and provides the accurate genotyping of microsatellites. STR-Seq employs in vitro CRISPR-Cas9-targeted fragmentation to produce specific DNA molecules covering the complete microsatellite sequence...
February 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169234/salvage-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-recurrent-glioblastoma-multiforme-with-prior-radiation-therapy
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Douglas E Holt, Mark E Bernard, Kimmen Quan, David A Clump, Johnathan A Engh, Steven A Burton, Dwight E Heron
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) carries a poor prognosis with high recurrence rates. Salvage stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) may be an effective treatment option. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 34 patients (41 lesions) treated with salvage SRS for recurrent GBM between 2004 and 2012. Initial surgical treatments were gross total resection (58%), subtotal resection (STR) (24%), and biopsy (18%). All patients were treated with prior radiation therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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