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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036772/non-invasive-prenatal-testing
#1
James Harraway
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), also known as cell-free DNA testing and non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), is an important addition to the range of screening tests for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. For trisomy 21 in particular, NIPT is superior to other screening modalities. However, NIPT has limitations and complexities that requesting clinicians and their patients should understand. OBJECTIVE: This review article will briefly describe the technical basis of NIPT assays and compare the performance characteristics of NIPT with existing screening tests...
October 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036468/exponential-propagation-of-large-circular-dna-by-reconstitution-of-a-chromosome-replication-cycle
#2
Masayuki Su'etsugu, Hiraku Takada, Tsutomu Katayama, Hiroko Tsujimoto
Propagation of genetic information is a fundamental property of living organisms. Escherichia coli has a 4.6 Mb circular chromosome with a replication origin, oriC. While the oriC replication has been reconstituted in vitro more than 30 years ago, continuous repetition of the replication cycle has not yet been achieved. Here, we reconstituted the entire replication cycle with 14 purified enzymes (25 polypeptides) that catalyze initiation at oriC, bidirectional fork progression, Okazaki-fragment maturation and decatenation of the replicated circular products...
September 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036456/role-of-free-dna-ends-and-protospacer-adjacent-motifs-for-crispr-dna-uptake-in-pyrococcus-furiosus
#3
Masami Shiimori, Sandra C Garrett, Dwain P Chambers, Claiborne V C Glover, Brenton R Graveley, Michael P Terns
To acquire CRISPR-Cas immunity against invasive mobile genetic elements, prokaryotes must first integrate fragments of foreign DNA into their genomic CRISPR arrays for use in future invader silencing. Here, we found that the hyperthermophilic archaeaon, Pyrococcus furiosus, actively incorporates DNA fragments (spacers) from both plasmid (foreign) and host genome (self) sequences into its seven CRISPR loci. The majority of new spacers were derived from DNA immediately downstream from a 5'-CCN-3' protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) that is critical for invader targeting...
September 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036313/high-interspecimen-variability-in-nucleic-acid-extraction-efficiency-necessitates-the-use-of-spike-in-control-for-accurate-qpcr-based-measurement-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-levels
#4
Grant C O'Connell, Paul D Chantler, Taura L Barr
Objective: To assess the interspecimen variability associated with plasma DNA extraction in order to provide insight regarding the necessity to use an exogenous spike-in control when measuring cell-free DNA (cfDNA) levels using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Methods: Plasma specimens were obtained from 8 healthy individuals, 20 patients with cardiovascular disease risk factors, and 54 patients diagnosed with acute stroke. Specimens were spiked with an exogenous oligonucleotide fragment, and total DNA was extracted via automated solid phase anion exchange...
September 23, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036210/isothermal-amplification-of-environmental-dna-edna-for-direct-field-based-monitoring-and-laboratory-confirmation-of-dreissena-sp
#5
Maggie R Williams, Robert D Stedtfeld, Cathrine Engle, Paul Salach, Umama Fakher, Tiffany Stedtfeld, Erin Dreelin, R Jan Stevenson, Jo Latimore, Syed A Hashsham
Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) of aquatic invasive species environmental DNA (AIS eDNA) was used for rapid, sensitive, and specific detection of Dreissena sp. relevant to the Great Lakes (USA) basin. The method was validated for two uses including i) direct amplification of eDNA using a hand filtration system and ii) confirmation of the results after DNA extraction using a conventional thermal cycler run at isothermal temperatures. Direct amplification eliminated the need for DNA extraction and purification and allowed detection of target invasive species in grab or concentrated surface water samples, containing both free DNA as well as larger cells and particulates, such as veligers, eggs, or seeds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035842/derivation-and-characterization-of-integration-free-ipsc-line-isrm-um51-derived-from-six2-positive-renal-cells-isolated-from-urine-of-an-african-male-expressing-the-cyp2d6-4-17-variant-which-confers-intermediate-drug-metabolizing-activity
#6
Martina Bohndorf, Audrey Ncube, Lucas-Sebastian Spitzhorn, Jürgen Enczmann, Wasco Wruck, James Adjaye
SIX2-positive renal cells isolated from urine from a 51year old male of African origin bearing the CYP2D6 *4/*17 variant were reprogrammed by nucleofection of a combination of two episomal-based plasmids omitting pathway (TGFβ, MEK and GSK3β) inhibition. The induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were characterized by immunocytochemistry, embryoid body formation, DNA-fingerprinting and karyotype analysis. Comparative transcriptome analyses with human embryonic stem cell lines H1 and H9 revealed a Pearson correlation of 0...
October 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035458/concordance-of-mutation-detection-in-circulating-tumor-dna-in-early-clinical-trials-using-different-blood-collection-protocols
#7
Lise B Ahlborn, Mette Madsen, Lars Jonson, Finn C Nielsen, Ulrik Lassen, Christina W Yde, Morten Mau-Sorensen
BACKGROUND: Small fragments of tumor DNA can be found in the circulation of cancer patients, providing a noninvasive access to tumor material (liquid biopsy). Analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has been used for diagnosis, treatment decisions, and detection of therapy resistance, including in patients with tumors inaccessible for biopsy, making ctDNA an important alternative source of tumor material. Immediate separation of plasma is widely used in standard isolation of cell-free DNA to ensure high quality plasma DNA...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035370/natural-killer-cells-migrate-into-and-control-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-replication-in-lymph-node-follicles-in-african-green-monkeys
#8
Nicolas Huot, Beatrice Jacquelin, Thalia Garcia-Tellez, Philippe Rascle, Mickaël J Ploquin, Yoann Madec, R Keith Reeves, Nathalie Derreudre-Bosquet, Michaela Müller-Trutwin
Natural killer (NK) cells play an essential role in antiviral immunity, but knowledge of their function in secondary lymphoid organs is incomplete. Lymph node follicles constitute a major viral reservoir during infections with HIV-1 and simian immunodeficiency virus of macaques (SIVmac). In contrast, during nonpathogenic infection with SIV from African green monkeys (SIVagm), follicles remain generally virus free. We show that NK cells in secondary lymphoid organs from chronically SIVagm-infected African green monkeys (AGMs) were frequently CXCR5(+) and entered and persisted in lymph node follicles throughout the follow-up (240 d post-infection)...
October 16, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034235/coagulofibrinolytic-changes-in-patients-with-post-cardiac-arrest-syndrome
#9
REVIEW
Takeshi Wada
Whole-body ischemia and reperfusion due to cardiac arrest and subsequent return of spontaneous circulation constitute post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS), which consists of four syndromes including systemic ischemia/reperfusion responses and post-cardiac arrest brain injury. The major pathophysiologies underlying systemic ischemia/reperfusion responses are systemic inflammatory response syndrome and increased coagulation, leading to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which clinically manifests as obstruction of microcirculation and multiple organ dysfunction...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032050/positive-predictive-value-estimates-for-cell-free-noninvasive-prenatal-screening-from-data-of-a-large-referral-genetic-diagnostic-laboratory
#10
Andrea K Petersen, Sau Wai Cheung, Janice L Smith, Weimin Bi, Patricia A Ward, Sandra Peacock, Alicia Braxton, Ignatia B van den Veyver, Amy M Breman
BACKGROUND: Since its debut in 2011, cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) screening has undergone rapid expansion with respect to both utilization and coverage. However, conclusive data regarding the clinical validity and utility of this screening tool, both for the originally included common autosomal and sex-chromosomal aneuploidies as well as the more recently added chromosomal microdeletion syndromes, has lagged behind. Thus, there is a continued need to educate clinicians and patients about the current benefits and limitations of this screening tool to inform pre and post-test counseling, pre/perinatal decision making and medical risk assessment/management...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031294/a-label-free-and-highly-sensitive-strategy-for-uracil-dna-glycosylase-activity-detection-based-on-stem-loop-primer-mediated-exponential-amplification-spea
#11
Wenfang Du, Junjie Li, Fubing Xiao, Ruqin Yu, Jianhui Jiang
Uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) plays essential roles in base excision repair (BER) pathway by eliminating uracil from DNA to sustain the genome integrity. Sensitive detection of UDG activity is of great significance in the study of many fundamental biochemical processes and clinical applications. We develop a label-free method for UDG activity detection using stem-loop primer-mediated exponential amplification (SPEA). In the presence of active UDG, the uracil base in helper hairpin probe (HP) can be excised to generate an abasic site (AP site), which can be cleaved by endonuclease IV (Endo IV) with a blocked primer released...
October 23, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030960/cell-free-dna-noninvasive-prenatal-screening-for-aneuploidy-versus-conventional-screening-a-systematic-review-of-economic-evaluations
#12
REVIEW
L Nshimyumukiza, S Menon, H Hina, F Rousseau, D Reinharz
Although non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for aneuploidies using cell free fetal DNA in maternal blood has been reported to have a high accuracy, only little evidence about its cost effectiveness is available. We systematically reviewed and assessed quality of economic evaluation studies published between 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2016 where NIPT was compared to the current screening practices consisting of biochemical markers with or without nuchal translucency (NT) and/or maternal age). We included 16 studies and we found that, at current level of NIPT prices, contingent NIPT provide the best value for money, especially for publicly funded screening programs...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030720/molecular-diagnostic-testing-in-cardiac-transplantation
#13
REVIEW
Kiran Khush, Shirin Zarafshar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute rejection is one of the most feared complications of cardiac transplantation. Developing non-invasive methods for detection and surveillance of acute rejection have long been a goal for post-transplant care. RECENT FINDINGS: Here, we will review molecular diagnostic tests that are currently in use or under development to diagnose acute cellular rejection after cardiac transplantation. Gene expression, microRNA, molecular microscope, and cell-free DNA assays offer non-invasive alternatives to the endomyocardial biopsy for acute rejection surveillance...
October 13, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030671/graphene-based-label-free-electrochemical-aptasensor-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-foodborne-pathogen
#14
Shalini Muniandy, Ignatius Julian Dinshaw, Swe Jyan Teh, Chin Wei Lai, Fatimah Ibrahim, Kwai Lin Thong, Bey Fen Leo
Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) has emerged as a promising nanomaterial for reliable detection of pathogenic bacteria due to its exceptional properties such as ultrahigh electron transfer ability, large surface to volume ratio, biocompatibility, and its unique interactions with DNA bases of the aptamer. In this study, rGO-azophloxine (AP) nanocomposite aptasensor was developed for a sensitive, rapid, and robust detection of foodborne pathogens. Besides providing an excellent conductive and soluble rGO nanocomposite, the AP dye also acts as an electroactive indicator for redox reactions...
October 13, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029465/alterations-in-dna-methylation-demethylation-intermediates-predict-clinical-outcome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
Cristina Bagacean, Adrian Tempescul, Christelle Le Dantec, Anne Bordron, Audrey Mohr, Hussam Saad, Valerie Olivier, Mihnea Zdrenghea, Victor Cristea, Pierre-François Cartron, Nathalie Douet-Guilbert, Christian Berthou, Yves Renaudineau
Cytosine derivative dysregulations represent important epigenetic modifications whose impact on the clinical outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is incompletely understood. Hence, global levels of 5-methylcytosine (5-mCyt), 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmCyt), 5-carboxylcytosine (5-CaCyt) and 5-hydroxymethyluracil were tested in purified B cells from CLL patients (n = 55) and controls (n = 17). The DNA methylation 'writers' (DNA methyltransferases [DNMT1/3A/3B]), 'readers' (methyl-CpG-binding domain [MBD2/4]), 'editors' (ten-eleven translocation [TET1/2/3]) and 'modulators' (SAT1) were also evaluated...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029307/droplet-digital-pcr-diagnosis-of-human-schistosomiasis-parasite-cell-free-dna-detection-in-diverse-clinical-samples
#16
Kosala G Weerakoon, Catherine A Gordon, Gail M Williams, Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N Gobert, Remigio M Olveda, Allen G Ross, David U Olveda, Donald P McManus
Background: Schistosomiasis japonica remains a major public health and socio-economic concern in Southeast-Asia. Sensitive and accurate diagnostics can play a pivotal role in achieving disease elimination goals. Methods: We previously reported a novel droplet digital-PCR (ddPCR) assay targeting the mitochondrial gene nad1 to diagnose schistosomiasis japonica. The tool identified both pre-patent and patent infections using Schistosoma japonicum DNA isolated from serum, urine, salivary glands and faeces in a murine model...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028101/topbp1-promotes-malignant-progression-and-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-osteosarcoma
#17
D-P Wu, X-B Yan, L-G Liu, C Tian, K Han, H Zhang, D-L Min
OBJECTIVE: Topoisomerase IIβ binding protein 1 (TopBP1) is involved in DNA damage and replication checkpoint and has been shown to be related to tumorigenesis in many cancer types. This study aimed to evaluate the biological role and clinicopathological significance of TopBP1 in OS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: TopBP1 expression in sarcoma patients was determined through the Oncomine database, and the prognostic role of TopBP1 expression was assessed in a retrospective cohort study...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027583/changes-in-circulating-cell-free-dna-and-nucleosomes-in-patients-with-exacerbated-psoriasis
#18
Martin Beranek, Zdenek Fiala, Jan Kremlacek, Ctirad Andrys, Jan Krejsek, Kvetoslava Hamakova, Marcela Chmelarova, Vladimir Palicka, Lenka Borska
Psoriasis is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disease. We aimed to examine blood levels of nucleosomes derived from apoptotic cells, nucleosomal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and immune-inflammatory biomarkers tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in psoriatic subjects. The study included 28 patients with exacerbated psoriasis vulgaris and 22 controls. The clinical and laboratory investigations included the determination of PASI score, BMI, cfDNA (by real-time PCR), nucleosomes, TNF-α, CRP, and IL-6...
October 13, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027346/application-of-stable-isotope-labelling-techniques-for-the-detection-of-active-diazotrophs
#19
Roey Angel, Christopher Panhölzl, Raphael Gabriel, Craig Herbold, Wolfgang Wanek, Andreas Richter, Stephanie A Eichorst, Dagmar Woebken
Investigating active participants in the fixation of dinitrogen gas is vital as N is often a limiting factor for primary production. Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is performed by a diverse guild of bacteria and archaea (diazotrophs), which can be free-living or symbionts. Free-living diazotrophs are widely distributed in the environment, yet our knowledge about their identity and ecophysiology is still limited. A major challenge in investigating this guild is inferring activity from genetic data as this process is highly regulated...
October 13, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027306/fenton-reaction-induced-renal-carcinogenesis-in-mutyh-deficient-mice-exhibits-less-chromosomal-aberrations-than-the-rat-model
#20
Guang Hua Li, Shinya Akatsuka, Shan Hwu Chew, Li Jiang, Takahiro Nishiyama, Akihiko Sakamoto, Takashi Takahashi, Mitsuru Futakuchi, Hiromu Suzuki, Kunihiko Sakumi, Yusaku Nakabeppu, Shinya Toyokuni
Oxidative stress including iron excess has been associated with carcinogenesis. The level of 8-oxoguanine, a major oxidatively modified base in DNA, is maintained very low by three distinct enzymes, encoded by OGG1, MUTYH and MTH1. Germline biallelic inactivation of MUTYH represents a familial cancer syndrome called MUTYH-associated polyposis. Here, we used Mutyh-deficient mice to evaluate renal carcinogenesis induced by ferric nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA). Although the C57BL/6 background is cancer-resistant, a repeated intraperitoneal administration of Fe-NTA induced a high incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC; 26...
October 13, 2017: Pathology International
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