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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822134/genome-scale-modeling-of-photorespiratory-pathway-manipulation
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Anika Küken, Zoran Nikoloski
Quantifying the redistribution of metabolic reaction fluxes under experimental scenarios that affect the photorespiratory pathway can provide insights about the coupling of this pathway with other parts of metabolism. However, differential flux profiling on a genome-scale level remains the biggest challenge in modern systems biology. Here we present a protocol for applying a constraint-based approach, termed iReMet-Flux, that integrates data about relative metabolite levels in a stoichiometric metabolic model to predict differential fluxes at a genome-scale level under mild modeling assumptions...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821015/extracting-replicable-associations-across-multiple-studies-empirical-bayes-algorithms-for-controlling-the-false-discovery-rate
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David Amar, Ron Shamir, Daniel Yekutieli
In almost every field in genomics, large-scale biomedical datasets are used to report associations. Extracting associations that recur across multiple studies while controlling the false discovery rate is a fundamental challenge. Here, we propose a new method to allow joint analysis of multiple studies. Given a set of p-values obtained from each study, the goal is to identify associations that recur in at least k > 1 studies while controlling the false discovery rate. We propose several new algorithms that differ in how the study dependencies are modeled, and compare them and extant methods under various simulated scenarios...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818916/a-pathology-atlas-of-the-human-cancer-transcriptome
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Mathias Uhlen, Cheng Zhang, Sunjae Lee, Evelina Sjöstedt, Linn Fagerberg, Gholamreza Bidkhori, Rui Benfeitas, Muhammad Arif, Zhengtao Liu, Fredrik Edfors, Kemal Sanli, Kalle von Feilitzen, Per Oksvold, Emma Lundberg, Sophia Hober, Peter Nilsson, Johanna Mattsson, Jochen M Schwenk, Hans Brunnström, Bengt Glimelius, Tobias Sjöblom, Per-Henrik Edqvist, Dijana Djureinovic, Patrick Micke, Cecilia Lindskog, Adil Mardinoglu, Fredrik Ponten
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and there is great interest in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and progression of individual tumors. We used systems-level approaches to analyze the genome-wide transcriptome of the protein-coding genes of 17 major cancer types with respect to clinical outcome. A general pattern emerged: Shorter patient survival was associated with up-regulation of genes involved in cell growth and with down-regulation of genes involved in cellular differentiation...
August 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815918/a-model-based-approach-to-characterize-individual-inbreeding-at-both-global-and-local-genomic-scales
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T Druet, M Gautier
Inbreeding results from the mating of related individuals and may be associated with reduced fitness because it brings together deleterious variants in one individual. In general, inbreeding is estimated with respect to an arbitrary base population consisting of ancestors that are assumed unrelated. We herein propose a model-based approach to estimate and characterize individual inbreeding at both global and local genomic scales by assuming the individual genome is a mosaic of HBD (Homozygous-By-Descent) and non-HBD segments...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814793/resolving-the-central-metabolism-of-arabidopsis-guard-cells
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Semidán Robaina-Estévez, Danilo M Daloso, Youjun Zhang, Alisdair R Fernie, Zoran Nikoloski
Photosynthesis and water use efficiency, key factors affecting plant growth, are directly controlled by microscopic and adjustable pores in the leaf-the stomata. The size of the pores is modulated by the guard cells, which rely on molecular mechanisms to sense and respond to environmental changes. It has been shown that the physiology of mesophyll and guard cells differs substantially. However, the implications of these differences to metabolism at a genome-scale level remain unclear. Here, we used constraint-based modeling to predict the differences in metabolic fluxes between the mesophyll and guard cells of Arabidopsis thaliana by exploring the space of fluxes that are most concordant to cell-type-specific transcript profiles...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812259/evolutionary-dynamics-in-the-fungal-polarization-network-a-mechanistic-perspective
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Eveline T Diepeveen, Leila Iñigo de la Cruz, Liedewij Laan
Polarity establishment underlies proper cell cycle completion across virtually all organisms. Much progress has been made in generating an understanding of the structural and functional components of this process, especially in model species. Here we focus on the evolutionary dynamics of the fungal polarization protein network in order to determine general components and mechanistic principles, species- or lineage-specific adaptations and the evolvability of the network. The currently available genomic and proteomic screens in a variety of fungal species have shown three main characteristics: (1) certain proteins, processes and functions are conserved throughout the fungal clade; (2) orthologous functions can never be assumed, as various cases have been observed of homologous loci with dissimilar functions; (3) species have, typically, various species- or lineage-specific proteins incorporated in their polarization network...
August 15, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809029/model-clades-versus-model-species-anolis-lizards-as-an-integrative-model-of-anatomical-evolution
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Thomas J Sanger, Bonnie K Kircher
Anolis lizards , known for their replicated patterns of morphological diversification, are widely studied in the fields of evolution and ecology. As a textbook example of adaptive radiation, this genus has supported decades of intense study in natural history, behavior, morphological evolution, and systematics. Following the publication of the A. carolinensis genome, research on Anolis lizards has expanded into new areas, toward obtaining an understanding the developmental and genetic bases of anole diversity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808022/genomic-evidence-reveals-a-radiation-of-placental-mammals-uninterrupted-by-the-kpg-boundary
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Liang Liu, Jin Zhang, Frank E Rheindt, Fumin Lei, Yanhua Qu, Yu Wang, Yu Zhang, Corwin Sullivan, Wenhui Nie, Jinhuan Wang, Fengtang Yang, Jinping Chen, Scott V Edwards, Jin Meng, Shaoyuan Wu
The timing of the diversification of placental mammals relative to the Cretaceous-Paleogene (KPg) boundary mass extinction remains highly controversial. In particular, there have been seemingly irreconcilable differences in the dating of the early placental radiation not only between fossil-based and molecular datasets but also among molecular datasets. To help resolve this discrepancy, we performed genome-scale analyses using 4,388 loci from 90 taxa, including representatives of all extant placental orders and transcriptome data from flying lemurs (Dermoptera) and pangolins (Pholidota)...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806958/responses-of-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803-to-heterologous-biosynthetic-pathways
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Konstantinos Vavitsas, Emil Østergaard Rue, Lára Kristín Stefánsdóttir, Thiyagarajan Gnanasekaran, Andreas Blennow, Christoph Crocoll, Steinn Gudmundsson, Poul Erik Jensen
BACKGROUND: There are an increasing number of studies regarding genetic manipulation of cyanobacteria to produce commercially interesting compounds. The majority of these works study the expression and optimization of a selected heterologous pathway, largely ignoring the wholeness and complexity of cellular metabolism. Regulation and response mechanisms are largely unknown, and even the metabolic pathways themselves are not fully elucidated. This poses a clear limitation in exploiting the rich biosynthetic potential of cyanobacteria...
August 15, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806583/plant-genome-scale-reconstruction-from-single-cell-to-multi-tissue-modelling-and-omics-analyses
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REVIEW
Cristiana Gomes de Oliveira Dal'Molin, Lars Keld Nielsen
In this review, we present the latest developments in plant systems biology with particular emphasis on plant genome-scale reconstructions and multi-omics analyses. Understanding multicellular metabolism is far from trivial and 'omics' data are difficult to interpret in the absence of a systems framework. 'Omics' data appropriately integrated with genome-scale reconstructions and modelling facilitates our understanding of how individual components interact and influence overall cell, tissue or organisms function...
August 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805729/systems-biology-approach-to-bioremediation-of-nitroaromatics-constraint-based-analysis-of-2-4-6-trinitrotoluene-biotransformation-by-escherichia-coli
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Maryam Iman, Tabassom Sobati, Yunes Panahi, Meysam Mobasheri
Microbial remediation of nitroaromatic compounds (NACs) is a promising environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach to the removal of these life-threating agents. Escherichia coli (E. coli) has shown remarkable capability for the biotransformation of 2,4,6-trinitro-toluene (TNT). Efforts to develop E. coli as an efficient TNT degrading biocatalyst will benefit from holistic flux-level description of interactions between multiple TNT transforming pathways operating in the strain. To gain such an insight, we extended the genome-scale constraint-based model of E...
August 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803038/srsf-shape-analysis-for-sequencing-data-reveal-new-differentiating-patterns
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Sergiusz Wesolowski, Daniel Vera, Wei Wu
MOTIVATION: Sequencing-based methods to examine fundamental features of the genome, such as gene expression and chromatin structure, rely on inferences from the abundance and distribution of reads derived from Illumina sequencing. Drawing sound inferences from such experiments relies on appropriate mathematical methods to model the distribution of reads along the genome, which has been challenging due to the scale and nature of these data. RESULTS: We propose a new framework (SRSFseq) based on square root slope functions shape analysis to analyse Illumina sequencing data...
July 27, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801647/reconstruction-of-a-genome-scale-metabolic-network-of-komagataeibacter-nataicola-rzs01-for-cellulose-production
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Heng Zhang, Chao Ye, Nan Xu, Chuntao Chen, Xiao Chen, Fanshu Yuan, Yunhua Xu, Jiazhi Yang, Dongping Sun
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is widely used in industries owing to its high purity and strength. Although Komagataeibacter nataicola is a representative species for BC production, its intracellular metabolism leading to BC secretion is unclear. In the present study, a genome-scale metabolic network of cellulose-producing K. nataicola strain RZS01 was reconstructed to understand its metabolic behavior. This model iHZ771 comprised 771 genes, 2035 metabolites, and 2014 reactions. Constraint-based analysis was used to characterize and evaluate the critical intracellular pathways...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797224/the-adaptive-landscape-of-wildtype-and-glycosylation-deficient-populations-of-the-industrial-yeast-pichia-pastoris
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Josef W Moser, Iain B H Wilson, Martin Dragosits
BACKGROUND: The effects of long-term environmental adaptation and the implications of major cellular malfunctions are still poorly understood for non-model but biotechnologically relevant species. In this study we performed a large-scale laboratory evolution experiment with 48 populations of the yeast Pichia pastoris in order to establish a general adaptive landscape upon long-term selection in several glucose-based growth environments. As a model for a cellular malfunction the implications of OCH1 mannosyltransferase knockout-mediated glycosylation-deficiency were analyzed...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796500/molecular-structure-based-large-scale-prediction-of-chemical-induced-gene-expression-changes
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Ruifeng Liu, Mohamed Diwan M AbdulHameed, Anders Wallqvist
The quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) approach has been used to model a wide range of chemical-induced biological responses. However, it had not been utilized to model chemical-induced genome-wide gene expression changes until very recently, owing to the complexity of training and evaluating a very large number of models. To address this issue, we examined the performance of a variable nearest neighbor (v-NN) method that uses information of near neighbors conforming to the principle that similar structures have similar activities...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795686/hdl-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-genetic-insights-into-complex-biology
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REVIEW
Robert S Rosenson, H Bryan Brewer, Philip J Barter, Johan L M Björkegren, M John Chapman, Daniel Gaudet, Daniel Seung Kim, Eric Niesor, Kerry-Anne Rye, Frank M Sacks, Jean-Claude Tardif, Robert A Hegele
Plasma levels of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) predict the risk of cardiovascular disease at the epidemiological level, but a direct causal role for HDL in cardiovascular disease remains controversial. Studies in animal models and humans with rare monogenic disorders link only particular HDL-associated mechanisms with causality, including those mechanisms related to particle functionality rather than cholesterol content. Mendelian randomization studies indicate that most genetic variants that affect a range of pathways that increase plasma HDL-C levels are not usually associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, with some exceptions, such as cholesteryl ester transfer protein variants...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795660/systems-and-synthetic-biology-perspective-of-the-versatile-plant-pathogenic-and-polysaccharide-producing-bacterium-xanthomonas-campestris
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Sarah Schatschneider, Jessica Schneider, Jochen Blom, Fabien Létisse, Karsten Niehaus, Alexander Goesmann, Frank-Jörg Vorhölter
Bacteria of the genus Xanthomonas are a major group of plant pathogens. They are hazardous to important crops and closely related to human pathogens. Being collectively a major focus of molecular phytopathology, an increasing number of diverse and intricate mechanisms are emerging by which they communicate, interfere with host signalling and keep competition at bay. Interestingly, they are also biotechnologically relevant polysaccharide producers. Systems biotechnology techniques have revealed their central metabolism and a growing number of remarkable features...
August 10, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794266/multi-scale-tracking-reveals-scale-dependent-chromatin-dynamics-after-dna-damage
#18
Judith Miné-Hattab, Vincent Recamier, Ignacio Izeddin, Rodney Rothstein, Xavier Darzacq
The dynamic organization of genes inside the nucleus is an important determinant for their function. Using fast DNA tracking microscopy in S. cerevisiae cells and improved analysis of mean square displacements, we quantified DNA motion at time scales ranging from 10 milliseconds to minute and found that following DNA damage, DNA exhibits distinct sub-diffusive regimes. In response to double-strand breaks, chromatin is more mobile at large time scales but, surprisingly, its mobility is reduced at short time scales...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794225/the-divided-bacterial-genome-structure-function-and-evolution
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REVIEW
George C diCenzo, Turlough M Finan
Approximately 10% of bacterial genomes are split between two or more large DNA fragments, a genome architecture referred to as a multipartite genome. This multipartite organization is found in many important organisms, including plant symbionts, such as the nitrogen-fixing rhizobia, and plant, animal, and human pathogens, including the genera Brucella, Vibrio, and Burkholderia. The availability of many complete bacterial genome sequences means that we can now examine on a broad scale the characteristics of the different types of DNA molecules in a genome...
September 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792645/social-and-spatial-effects-on-genetic-variation-between-foraging-flocks-in-a-wild-bird-population
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Reinder Radersma, Colin J Garroway, Anna W Santure, Isabelle De Cauwer, Damien R Farine, Jon Slate, Ben C Sheldon
Social interactions are rarely random. In some instances animals exhibit homophily or heterophily, the tendency to interact with similar or dissimilar conspecifics respectively. Genetic homophily and heterophily influence the evolutionary dynamics of populations, because they potentially affect sexual and social selection. Here we investigate the link between social interactions and allele frequencies in foraging flocks of great tits (Parus major) over three consecutive years. We constructed co-occurrence networks which explicitly described the splitting and merging of 85,602 flocks through time (fission-fusion dynamics), at 60 feeding sites...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Ecology
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