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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161408/landscape-of-dna-methylation-on-the-marsupial-x
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Shafagh A Waters, Alexandra M Livernois, Hardip Patel, Denis O'Meally, Jeff M Craig, Jennifer A Marshall Graves, Catherine M Suter, Paul D Waters
DNA methylation plays a key role in maintaining transcriptional silence on the inactive X chromosome of eutherian mammals. Beyond eutherians, there are limited genome wide data on DNA methylation from other vertebrates. Previous studies of X borne genes in various marsupial models revealed no differential DNA methylation of promoters between the sexes, leading to the conclusion that CpG methylation plays no role in marsupial X-inactivation. Using reduced representation bisulfite sequencing, we generated male and female CpG methylation profiles in four representative vertebrates (mouse, gray short-tailed opossum, platypus and chicken)...
November 17, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152164/mutations-in-rab39b-in-individuals-with-intellectual-disability-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-macrocephaly
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Marc Woodbury-Smith, Eric Deneault, Ryan K C Yuen, Susan Walker, Mehdi Zarrei, Giovanna Pellecchia, Jennifer L Howe, Ny Hoang, Mohammed Uddin, Christian R Marshall, Christina Chrysler, Ann Thompson, Peter Szatmari, Stephen W Scherer
Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder of early childhood onset, affects males four times more frequently than females, suggesting a role for the sex chromosomes. In this study, we describe a family with ASD in which a predicted pathogenic nonsense mutation in the X-chromosome gene RAB39B segregates with ASD phenotype. Methods: Clinical phenotyping, microarray, and whole genome sequencing (WGS) were performed on the five members of this family...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146485/in-frame-variants-in-flna-proximal-rod-1-domain-associate-with-a-predominant-cardiac-valvular-phenotype
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Luis Fernández, Jair Tenorio, Coral Polo-Vaquero, Elena Vallespín, María Palomares-Bralo, Sixto García-Miñaúr, Fernando Santos-Simarro, Pedro Arias, Hernán Carnicer, Silvina Giannivelli, Juan Medina, Rosa Pérez-Piaya, Jorge Solís, Mónica Rodríguez, Alexandra Villagrá, Laura Rodríguez, Julián Nevado, Víctor Martínez-Glez, Karen E Heath, Pablo Lapunzina
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: X-linked cardiac valvular dysplasia is a rare form of male-specific congenital heart defect mainly characterized by myxomatous degeneration of the atrioventricular valves with variable hemodynamic consequences. It is caused by genetic defects in FLNA-encoded filamin A, a widely expressed actin-binding protein that regulates cytoskeleton organization. Filamin A loss of function has also been associated with often concurring neurologic and connective tissue manifestations, with mutations in the first half of the Rod 1 domain apparently expressing the full cardiac phenotype...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075213/monoamine-oxidase-a-maoa-gene-and-personality-traits-from-late-adolescence-through-early-adulthood-a-latent-variable-investigation
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Man K Xu, Darya Gaysina, Roula Tsonaka, Alexandre J S Morin, Tim J Croudace, Jennifer H Barnett, Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat, Marcus Richards, Peter B Jones
Very few molecular genetic studies of personality traits have used longitudinal phenotypic data, therefore molecular basis for developmental change and stability of personality remains to be explored. We examined the role of the monoamine oxidase A gene (MAOA) on extraversion and neuroticism from adolescence to adulthood, using modern latent variable methods. A sample of 1,160 male and 1,180 female participants with complete genotyping data was drawn from a British national birth cohort, the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066530/regulation-of-porcupine-dependent-wnt-signaling-is-essential-for-uterine-development-and-fertility
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Omar Farah, Steffen Biechele, Janet Rossant, Daniel Dufort
Six members of the Wnt family are expressed in the female reproductive tract. Their collective function ensures proper development of the uterus, preparing it for pregnancy during adulthood. Here we take advantage of the fact that Porcn, a prerequisite for all Wnt secretion, is located on the X chromosome to generate females that were mosaic for Porcn throughout the reproductive tract. Porcnflox/x females were mated with progesterone receptor (Pgr)-Cre males (PgrCre/+) to generate females that were heterozygous for Porcupine in all tissues of the female reproductive tract, which resulted in mosaicism due to random X-inactivation...
October 24, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050247/rnai-mediated-knockdown-of-parp1-does-not-improve-the-development-of-female-cloned-mouse-embryos
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Guang-Yu Bai, Si-Hang Song, Rui-Zhen Sun, Zi-Hui Zhang, Jingyu Li, Zhen-Dong Wang, Zhong-Hua Liu, Lei Lei
Somatic cell nuclear transfer is an important technique for life science research, but its efficiency is still extremely low, and most genes that are important during early development, such as X chromosome-linked genes, are not appropriately expressed during this process. Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) is an enzyme that transfers ADP ribose clusters to target proteins. PARP family members such as PARP1 participate in cellular signalling pathways through poly (ADP-ribosylation) (PARylation), which ultimately promotes changes in chromatin structure, gene expression, and the localization and activity of proteins that mediate signalling responses...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988701/choosing-the-active-x-the-human-version-of-x-inactivation
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REVIEW
Barbara R Migeon
Humans and rodents differ in how they carry out X inactivation (XI), the mammalian method to compensate for the different number of X chromosomes in males and females. Evolutionary changes in staging embryogenesis and in mutations within the XI center alter the process among mammals. The mouse model of XI is predicated on X counting and subsequently choosing the X to 'inactivate'. However, new evidence suggests that humans initiate XI by protecting one X in both sexes from inactivation by XIST, the noncoding RNA that silences the inactive X...
October 5, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967191/missense-variants-in-the-x-linked-gene-prps1-cause-retinal-degeneration-in-females
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Alessia Fiorentino, Kaoru Fujinami, Gavin Arno, Anthony G Robson, Nikolas Pontikos, Monica Arasanz Armengol, Vincent Plagnol, Takaaki Hayashi, Takeshi Iwata, Matthew Parker, Tom Fowler, Augusto Rendon, Jessica C Gardner, Robert H Henderson, Michael E Cheetham, Andrew R Webster, Michel Michaelides, Alison J Hardcastle
Retinal dystrophies are a heterogeneous group of disorders of visual function leading to partial or complete blindness. We report the genetic basis of an unusual retinal dystrophy in five families with affected females and no affected males. Heterozygous missense variants were identified in the X-linked PRPS1 gene: c.47C > T, p.(Ser16Phe); c.586C > T, p.(Arg196Trp); c.641G > C, p.(Arg214Pro) and c.640C > T, p.(Arg214Trp). Missense variants in PRPS1 are usually associated with disease in male patients, including Arts Syndrome, Charcot-Marie-Tooth and non-syndromic sensorineural deafness...
October 2, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947664/polycomb-complexes-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
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REVIEW
Neil Brockdorff
Identifying the critical RNA binding proteins (RBPs) that elicit Xist mediated silencing has been a key goal in X inactivation research. Early studies implicated the Polycomb proteins, a family of factors linked to one of two major multiprotein complexes, PRC1 and PRC2 (Wang 2001 Nat. Genet.28, 371-375 (doi:10.1038/ng574); Silva 2003 Dev. Cell4, 481-495 (doi:10.1016/S1534-5807(03)00068-6); de Napoles 2004 Dev. Cell7, 663-676 (doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2004.10.005); Plath 2003 Science300, 131-135 (doi:10.1126/science...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947663/progress-in-understanding-the-molecular-mechanism-of-xist-rna-function-through-genetics
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REVIEW
Asun Monfort, Anton Wutz
The Xist gene produces a long noncoding RNA that initiates chromosome-wide gene repression on the inactive X chromosome in female mammals. Recent progress has advanced the understanding of Xist function at the molecular level. This review provides an overview of insights from genetic approaches and puts the new data in the context of an emerging mechanistic model as well as the existing literature. Some consideration is given on how independent biochemical studies on X inactivation help to advance on the wider question of chromatin regulation in the mammalian dosage compensation system...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947661/what-makes-the-maternal-x-chromosome-resistant-to-undergoing-imprinted-x-inactivation
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REVIEW
Takashi Sado
In the mouse, while either X chromosome is chosen for inactivation in a random fashion in the embryonic tissue, the paternally derived X chromosome is preferentially inactivated in the extraembryonic tissues. It has been shown that the maternal X chromosome is imprinted so as not to undergo inactivation in the extraembryonic tissues. X-linked noncoding Xist RNA becomes upregulated on the X chromosome that is to be inactivated. An antisense noncoding RNA, Tsix, which occurs at the Xist locus and has been shown to negatively regulate Xist expression in cis, is imprinted to be expressed from the maternal X in the extraembryonic tissues...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947658/x-chromosome-inactivation-in-a-female-carrier-of-a-1-28-mb-deletion-encompassing-the-human-x-inactivation-centre
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B de Hoon, Erik Splinter, B Eussen, J C W Douben, E Rentmeester, M van de Heijning, J S E Laven, J E M M de Klein, J Liebelt, J Gribnau
X chromosome inactivation (XCI) is a mechanism specifically initiated in female cells to silence one X chromosome, thereby equalizing the dose of X-linked gene products between male and female cells. XCI is regulated by a locus on the X chromosome termed the X-inactivation centre (XIC). Located within the XIC is XIST, which acts as a master regulator of XCI. During XCI, XIST is upregulated on the inactive X chromosome and chromosome-wide cis spreading of XIST leads to inactivation. In mouse, the Xic comprises Xist and all cis-regulatory elements and genes involved in Xist regulation...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947656/structural-aspects-of-the-inactive-x-chromosome
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REVIEW
Giancarlo Bonora, Christine M Disteche
A striking difference between male and female nuclei was recognized early on by the presence of a condensed chromatin body only in female cells. Mary Lyon proposed that X inactivation or silencing of one X chromosome at random in females caused this structural difference. Subsequent studies have shown that the inactive X chromosome (Xi) does indeed have a very distinctive structure compared to its active counterpart and all autosomes in female mammals. In this review, we will recap the discovery of this fascinating biological phenomenon and seminal studies in the field...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947654/when-the-lyon-ized-chromosome-roars-ongoing-expression-from-an-inactive-x-chromosome
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REVIEW
Laura Carrel, Carolyn J Brown
A tribute to Mary Lyon was held in October 2016. Many remarked about Lyon's foresight regarding many intricacies of the X-chromosome inactivation process. One such example is that a year after her original 1961 hypothesis she proposed that genes with Y homologues should escape from X inactivation to achieve dosage compensation between males and females. Fifty-five years later we have learned many details about these escapees that we attempt to summarize in this review, with a particular focus on recent findings...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925367/generation-of-integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-gzhmui001-a-by-reprogramming-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-a-47-xxx-syndrome-patient
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Yuchang Chen, Zhanhui Ou, Bing Song, Yexing Xian, Shuming Ouyang, Yuhuan Xie, Yanting Xue, Xiaofang Sun
47, XXX syndrome is one of several sex-chromosomal aneuploidies, and it has an incidence of approximately 1/1000 in newborn females. Because of heterogeneity in X-inactivation, these patients may exhibit a variety of clinical symptoms. Here, we report the generation of an integration-free human induced pluripotent stem cell line (GZHMUi001-A) by using Sendai virus to reprogram peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a 47, XXX syndrome patient with premature ovarian failure. This 47, XXX iPS cell line has characteristics of pluripotent stem cells and is a useful tool for the investigation of this X chromosome aneuploid disease...
August 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904386/skewed-x-inactivation-in-lesch-nyhan-disease-carrier-females
#16
Rosa J Torres, Juan G Puig
X chromosome inactivation (XCI) ratios of normal females can range from a highly skewed ratio of 0:100 to a 50:50 ratio. In several X-linked disorders, female carriers present skewed X inactivation. Hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) deficiency is an X-linked disorder. Males are affected and present with the complete Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) or with a partial phenotype (Lesch-Nyhan variant, LNV). Female carriers are usually asymptomatic. The aim of the present study was to analyze the XCI pattern of HPRT-deficiency carrier females...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894175/sexual-congruency-in-the-connectome-and-translatome-of-vta-dopamine-neurons
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Amanda S Chung, Samara M Miller, Yanjun Sun, Xiangmin Xu, Larry S Zweifel
The ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine system is important for reward, motivation, emotion, learning, and memory. Dysfunctions in the dopamine system are linked to multiple neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, many of which present with sex differences. Little is known about the extent of heterogeneity in the basic organization of VTA dopamine neurons with regard to sex. Here, we characterized the cell-specific connectivity of VTA dopamine neurons, their mRNA translational profile, and basic electrophysiological characteristics in a common strain of mice...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877219/a-new-approach-to-chromosome-wide-analysis-of-x-linked-markers-identifies-new-associations-in-asian-and-european-case-parent-triads-of-orofacial-clefts
#18
Øivind Skare, Håkon K Gjessing, Miriam Gjerdevik, Øystein A Haaland, Julia Romanowska, Rolv T Lie, Astanand Jugessur
BACKGROUND: GWAS discoveries on the X-chromosome are underrepresented in the literature primarily because the analytical tools that have been applied were originally designed for autosomal markers. Our objective here is to employ a new robust and flexible tool for chromosome-wide analysis of X-linked markers in complex traits. Orofacial clefts are good candidates for such analysis because of the consistently observed excess of females with cleft palate only (CPO) and excess of males with cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870493/incontinentia-pigmenti-a%C3%A2-summary-review-of-this-rare-ectodermal-dysplasia-with-neurologic-manifestations-including-treatment-protocols
#19
Carol Greene-Roethke
Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare neuroectodermal dysplasia caused by a defect in the IKBKG gene (formerly known as NEMO). There are 27.6 new cases per year worldwide; 65% to 75% are sporadic mutations, and 25% to 35% are familial. It is usually lethal in males, but females survive because of X-inactivation mosaicism. The disorder is typically identified by unique skin findings, a series of four stages that emerge throughout the first year of life. The central nervous system manifestations in the eye and in the brain cause the most disability...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845554/an-x-linked-myh11-creer-t2-mouse-line-resulting-from-y-to-x-chromosome-translocation-of-the-cre-allele
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Mingmei Liao, Junmei Zhou, Fen Wang, Yasmin H Ali, Kelvin L Chan, Fei Zou, Stefan Offermanns, Zhisheng Jiang, Zhihua Jiang
The Myh11-CreER(T2) mouse line (Cre(+) ) has gained increasing application because of its high lineage specificity relative to other Cre drivers targeting smooth muscle cells (SMCs). This Cre allele, however, was initially inserted into the Y chromosome (X/Y(Cre+) ), which excluded its application in female mice. Our group established a Cre(+) colony from male ancestors. Surprisingly, genotype screening identified female carriers that stably transmitted the Cre allele to the following generations. Crossbreeding experiments revealed a pattern of X-linked inheritance for the transgene (k > 1000), indicating that these female carries acquired the Cre allele through a mechanism of Y to X chromosome translocation...
September 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
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