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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533817/mosaicism-for-structural-non-centromeric-autosomal-rearrangements-in-disease-defined-carriers-sex-differences-in-the-rearrangements-profile-and-maternal-age-distributions
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Natalia V Kovaleva, Philip D Cotter
BACKGROUND: Mosaicism for an autosomal structural rearrangement (Rea) associated with clinical manifestation of chromosomal imbalance is rare. Consequently, there is a lack of basic epidemiological characterization of this kind of mosaicism, such as population rate, cytogenetic profile of Reas involved, maternal age distribution, and sex (male to female) ratio among Rea carriers. The objectives of the present study were: (i) determination of the Rea profile in clinically affected individuals, (ii) comparative analysis of the cytogenetic profile and involvement of single chromosomes to rearrangements in affected and previously reported asymptomatic carriers, (iii) analysis of the male/female ratio in carriers of various types of Rea, and, (iv) examination of parental ages distributions according to carriers' sex...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528197/ubiquitous-chromatin-opening-elements-ucoes-applications-in-biomanufacturing-and-gene-therapy
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REVIEW
Jonathan J Neville, Joe Orlando, Kimberly Mann, Bethany McCloskey, Michael N Antoniou
Ubiquitous Chromatin-opening Elements (UCOEs) are defined by their ability to consistently confer stable, site of integration-independent transgene expression that is proportional to copy number, including from within regions of heterochromatin such as centromeres. UCOEs structurally consist of methylation-free CpG islands encompassing single or dual divergently-transcribed housekeeping gene promoters. Since their discovery in 1999, UCOEs and their sub-fragments have found applications in areas of biotechnology requiring stable, reproducible, and high levels of gene expression...
May 17, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521734/higher-order-organisation-of-extremely-amplified-potentially-functional-and-massively-methylated-5s-rdna-in-european-pikes-esox-sp
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Radka Symonová, Konrad Ocalewicz, Lech Kirtiklis, Giovanni Battista Delmastro, Šárka Pelikánová, Sonia Garcia, Aleš Kovařík
BACKGROUND: Pikes represent an important genus (Esox) harbouring a pre-duplication karyotype (2n = 2x = 50) of economically important salmonid pseudopolyploids. Here, we have characterized the 5S ribosomal RNA genes (rDNA) in Esox lucius and its closely related E. cisalpinus using cytogenetic, molecular and genomic approaches. Intragenomic homogeneity and copy number estimation was carried out using Illumina reads. The higher-order structure of rDNA arrays was investigated by the analysis of long PacBio reads...
May 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521466/extranodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-with-concomitant-copy-number-gains-of-the-malt1-and-bcl2-genes-a-case-report
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Tomoko Takimoto, Saori Maegawa, Hiroshi Tatsumi, Hisao Nagoshi, Yoshiaki Chinen, Yuji Shimura, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Shigeo Horiike, Shigeo Nakamura, Jo Kitawaki, Junya Kuroda, Masafumi Taniwaki
Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) of the uterus is rare, and the etiology, pathophysiology and cytogenetic features remain unknown at present. The present study reports a case of a 71-year-old female with EMZL of the uterine cervix that was 80 mm in diameter and invaded directly into the rectal serosa. Complete remission was successfully induced by 6 courses of immunochemotherapy with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518085/analysis-of-chromosome-segregation-histone-acetylation-and-spindle-morphology-in-horse-oocytes
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Federica Franciosi, Irene Tessaro, Rozenn Dalbies-Tran, Cecile Douet, Fabrice Reigner, Stefan Deleuze, Pascal Papillier, Ileana Miclea, Valentina Lodde, Alberto M Luciano, Ghylene Goudet
The field of assisted reproduction has been developed to treat infertility in women, companion animals, and endangered species. In the horse, assisted reproduction also allows for the production of embryos from high performers without interrupting their sports career and contributes to an increase in the number of foals from mares of high genetic value. The present manuscript describes the procedures used for collecting immature and mature oocytes from horse ovaries using ovum pick-up (OPU). These oocytes were then used to investigate the incidence of aneuploidy by adapting a protocol previously developed in mice...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514774/demonstration-of-5-methylcytosine-rich-dna-sequences-in-chiroptera
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Michael Schmid, Claus Steinlein, Christian Lomb, Marianne Volleth
5-Methylcytosine-rich heterochromatic regions were demonstrated in metaphase chromosomes of 5 species of Chiroptera by indirect immunofluorescence using a monoclonal anti-5-methylcytosine antibody. These species belong to 4 genera and 2 families and are characterized by divergent karyotypes. One species (Glauconycteris beatrix) has an extremely low diploid chromosome number of 2n = 22 with only meta- to submetacentric elements and remarkably large amounts of constitutive heterochromatin located in the centromeric and pericentromeric regions of all chromosome pairs...
May 18, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514186/apc-c-cdc20-mediates-deprotection-of-centromeric-cohesin-at-meiosis-ii-in-yeast
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Katarzyna Jonak, Ievgeniia Zagoriy, Tugce Oz, Peter Graf, Julie Rojas, Valentina Mengoli, Wolfgang Zachariae
Cells undergoing meiosis produce haploid gametes through one round of DNA replication followed by two rounds of chromosome segregation. This requires that cohesin complexes, which establish sister chromatid cohesion during S phase, are removed in a stepwise manner. At meiosis I, the separase protease triggers the segregation of homologous chromosomes by cleaving cohesin's Rec8 subunit on chromosome arms. Cohesin persists at centromeres because the PP2A phosphatase, recruited by the shugoshin protein, dephosphorylates Rec8 and thereby protects it from cleavage...
May 17, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510199/taxonomic-placement-of-paphiopedilum-rungsuriyanum-cypripedioideae-orchidaceae-based-on-morphological-cytological-and-molecular-analyses
#8
Yung-I Lee, Mei-Chu Chung, Kongmany Sydara, Onevilay Souliya, Sulivong Luang Aphay
BACKGROUND: Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum from Northern Laos was discovered and described in 2014. It is characterized by having miniature tessellated leaves, a flower having a helmet shaped lip with a V-shaped neckline, and a semi-lunate, 3-dentate staminode with an umbo. These morphological features distinguish P. rungsuriyanum from the other known sections/subgenera of Paphiopedilum, making it difficult to group with existing infrageneric units. RESULTS: Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum has chromosome number of 2n = 26...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505193/the-drosophila-orthologue-of-the-int6-onco-protein-regulates-mitotic-microtubule-growth-and-kinetochore-structure
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Fioranna Renda, Claudia Pellacani, Anton Strunov, Elisabetta Bucciarelli, Valeria Naim, Giuseppe Bosso, Elena Kiseleva, Silvia Bonaccorsi, David J Sharp, Alexey Khodjakov, Maurizio Gatti, Maria Patrizia Somma
INT6/eIF3e is a highly conserved component of the translation initiation complex that interacts with both the 26S proteasome and the COP9 signalosome, two complexes implicated in ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. The INT6 gene was originally identified as the insertion site of the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), and later shown to be involved in human tumorigenesis. Here we show that depletion of the Drosophila orthologue of INT6 (Int6) results in short mitotic spindles and deformed centromeres and kinetochores with low intra-kinetochore distance...
May 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502659/apc-c-cdh1-enables-removal-of-shugoshin-2-from-the-arms-of-bivalent-chromosomes-by-moderating-cyclin-dependent-kinase-activity
#10
Ahmed Rattani, Randy Ballesteros Mejia, Katherine Roberts, Maurici B Roig, Jonathan Godwin, Michael Hopkins, Manuel Eguren, Luis Sanchez-Pulido, Elwy Okaz, Sugako Ogushi, Magda Wolna, Jean Metson, Alberto M Pendás, Marcos Malumbres, Béla Novák, Mary Herbert, Kim Nasmyth
In mammalian females, germ cells remain arrested as primordial follicles. Resumption of meiosis is heralded by germinal vesicle breakdown, condensation of chromosomes, and their eventual alignment on metaphase plates. At the first meiotic division, anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome associated with Cdc20 (APC/C(Cdc20)) activates separase and thereby destroys cohesion along chromosome arms. Because cohesion around centromeres is protected by shugoshin-2, sister chromatids remain attached through centromeric/pericentromeric cohesin...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500531/tubulin-like-proteins-in-prokaryotic-dna-positioning
#11
Gero Fink, Christopher H S Aylett
A family of tubulin-related proteins (TubZs) has been identified in prokaryotes as being important for the inheritance of virulence plasmids of several pathogenic Bacilli and also being implicated in the lysogenic life cycle of several bacteriophages. Cell biological studies and reconstitution experiments revealed that TubZs function as prokaryotic cytomotive filaments, providing one-dimensional motive forces. Plasmid-borne TubZ filaments most likely transport plasmid centromeric complexes by depolymerisation, pulling on the plasmid DNA, in vitro...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498417/cenp-h-regulates-the-cell-growth-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
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Guifang Lu, Helei Hou, Xinlan Lu, Xiquan Ke, Xin Wang, Dan Zhang, Yan Zhao, Jun Zhang, Mudan Ren, Shuixiang He
The genomic alterations of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are still unclear. Centromere protein-H (CENP-H) has been shown to be associated with many solid tumors. Our previous study found that CENP-H was upregulated in HCC and was related to patient prognosis. However, the biological functions of CENP-H in HCC and the possible underlying mechanisms have not been well elucidated. In the present study, we demonstrated that CENP-H knockdown inhibited the proliferation of Hep3B cells and decreased colony formation ability of single cells in vitro...
April 26, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498391/hypospadias-in-a-male-infant-with-an-unusual-mosaic-45-x-46-x-psu-idic-y-p11-32-46-xy-and-haploinsufficiency-of-shox-a-case-report
#13
Yan-Mei Si, Yuan Dong, Wei Wang, Ke-Yan Qi, Xin Wang
A male newborn presented with hypospadias and differential testicular volumes. Short femur length was detected four times during pregnancy, at 23, 31, 32 and 33 weeks, by ultrasonographic examination. Chromosome analysis was performed on peripheral lymphocytes obtained from the infant and his parents. Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), using sex determining region Y (SRY)/DXZ1 and DYZ3 probes, was performed to verify the deletion of the SRY gene (located on Yp11.3 region) and the activation of Y chromosomal centromeres...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497540/meikin-associated-polo-like-kinase-specifies-bub1-distribution-in-meiosis-i
#14
Seira Miyazaki, Jihye Kim, Yuya Yamagishi, Tadashi Ishiguro, Yuki Okada, Yuji Tanno, Takeshi Sakuno, Yoshinori Watanabe
In meiosis I, sister chromatids are captured by microtubules emanating from the same pole (mono-orientation), and centromeric cohesion is protected throughout anaphase. Shugoshin, which is localized to centromeres depending on the phosphorylation of histone H2A by Bub1 kinase, plays a central role in protecting meiotic cohesin Rec8 from separase cleavage. Another key meiotic kinetochore factor, meikin, may regulate cohesion protection, although the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we show that fission yeast Moa1 (meikin), which associates stably with CENP-C during meiosis I, recruits Plo1 (polo-like kinase) to the kinetochores and phosphorylates Spc7 (KNL1) to accumulate Bub1...
May 12, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494439/centromere-repositioning-in-cattle-bos-taurus-chromosome-17
#15
Lisa De Lorenzi, Alessandra Iannuzzi, Elena Rossi, Stefania Bonacina, Pietro Parma
Eukaryotic organisms have developed a structure, called centromere, able to preserve the integrity of the genome during cell division. A young bull from the Marchigiana breed, with a normal external phenotype, underwent routine cytogenetic analysis to enter the reproduction center. All metaphases analyzed showed an unusual biarmed chromosome of medium size despite a diploid set of chromosomes (2n = 60,XY). FISH analysis excluded a pericentric inversion or a reciprocal translocation, but highlighted a repositioning of the centromere in BTA17...
May 12, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493942/amplifying-recombination-genome-wide-and-reshaping-crossover-landscapes-in-brassicas
#16
Alexandre Pelé, Matthieu Falque, Gwenn Trotoux, Frédérique Eber, Sylvie Nègre, Marie Gilet, Virginie Huteau, Maryse Lodé, Thibaut Jousseaume, Sylvain Dechaumet, Jérôme Morice, Charles Poncet, Olivier Coriton, Olivier C Martin, Mathieu Rousseau-Gueutin, Anne-Marie Chèvre
Meiotic recombination by crossovers (COs) is tightly regulated, limiting its key role in producing genetic diversity. However, while COs are usually restricted in number and not homogenously distributed along chromosomes, we show here how to disrupt these rules in Brassica species by using allotriploid hybrids (AAC, 2n = 3x = 29), resulting from the cross between the allotetraploid rapeseed (B. napus, AACC, 2n = 4x = 38) and one of its diploid progenitors (B. rapa, AA, 2n = 2x = 20). We produced mapping populations from different genotypes of both diploid AA and triploid AAC hybrids, used as female and/or as male...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493118/position-matters-multiple-functions-of-linc-dependent-chromosome-positioning-during-meiosis
#17
Kazuhiro Katsumata, Eriko Nishi, Sadia Afrin, Kaoru Narusawa, Ayumu Yamamoto
Chromosome positioning is crucial for multiple chromosomal events, including DNA replication, repair, and recombination. The linker of nucleoskeleton and cytoskeleton (LINC) complexes, which consist of conserved nuclear membrane proteins, were shown to control chromosome positioning and facilitate various biological processes by interacting with the cytoskeleton. However, the precise functions and regulation of LINC-dependent chromosome positioning are not fully understood. During meiosis, the LINC complexes induce clustering of telomeres, forming the bouquet chromosome arrangement, which promotes homologous chromosome pairing...
May 10, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490494/structural-basis-for-spumavirus-gag-tethering-to-chromatin
#18
Paul Lesbats, Erik Serrao, Daniel P Maskell, Valerie E Pye, Nicola O'Reilly, Dirk Lindemann, Alan N Engelman, Peter Cherepanov
The interactions between a retrovirus and host cell chromatin that underlie integration and provirus expression are poorly understood. The prototype foamy virus (PFV) structural protein GAG associates with chromosomes via a chromatin-binding sequence (CBS) located within its C-terminal region. Here, we show that the PFV CBS is essential and sufficient for a direct interaction with nucleosomes and present a crystal structure of the CBS bound to a mononucleosome. The CBS interacts with the histone octamer, engaging the H2A-H2B acidic patch in a manner similar to other acidic patch-binding proteins such as herpesvirus latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA)...
May 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489894/analysis-of-global-dna-methylation-changes-in-primary-human-fibroblasts-in-the-early-phase-following-x-ray-irradiation
#19
Anna Maierhofer, Julia Flunkert, Marcus Dittrich, Tobias Müller, Detlev Schindler, Indrajit Nanda, Thomas Haaf
Epigenetic alterations may contribute to the generation of cancer cells in a multi-step process of tumorigenesis following irradiation of normal body cells. Primary human fibroblasts with intact cell cycle checkpoints were used as a model to test whether X-ray irradiation with 2 and 4 Gray induces direct epigenetic effects (within the first cell cycle) in the exposed cells. ELISA-based fluorometric assays were consistent with slightly reduced global DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation, however the observed between-group differences were usually not significant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489565/motifs-in-the-amino-terminus-of-cenp-a-are-required-for-its-accumulation-within-the-nucleus-and-at-the-centromere
#20
Ruiqi Jing, Jiajie Xi, Ye Leng, Wen Chen, Guiying Wang, Wenwen Jia, Jiuhong Kang, Songcheng Zhu
Centromere protein A (CENP-A) is a variant of core histone H3 that marks the centromere's location on the chromosome. The mechanisms that target the protein to the nucleus and the centromere have not been defined. In this study, we found that deletion of the first 53 but not the first 29 residues of CENP-A from the amino-terminus, resulted in its cytoplasmic localization. Two motifs, R42R43R44 and K49R52K53K56, which are reported to be required for DNA contact in the centromere nucleosome, were found to be critical for CENP-A nuclear accumulation...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
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