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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431265/nucleolar-reorganization-in-response-to-rdna-damage
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Marjolein van Sluis, Brian McStay
Nucleoli, sites of ribosome biogenesis, form around nucleolar organizer regions (NORs) comprising rDNA arrays, located on human acrocentric chromosome p-arms. NORs provide an opportunity to investigate the DNA double strand break (DSB) response at highly transcribed, repetitive, essential loci. Targeted introduction of DSBs into rDNA results in ATM-dependent inhibition of RNA-polymerase I transcription, coupled with movement of rDNA from the nucleolar interior to anchoring points at the periphery. Reorganization renders rDNA accessible to repair factors, normally excluded from nucleoli...
April 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427132/-influences-of-abar-gene-on-biofilm-formation-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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H N Guo, J Xiang
Objective: To detect drug-resistant phenotype and abaR gene of Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) and investigate influences of abaR gene on biofilm formation of AB. Methods: From February to July 2014, 159 strains AB were collected from Department of Clinical Microbiology of Ruijin Hospital of School of Medicine of Shanghai JiaoTong University and numbered starting from 1 according time when they were collected. (1) The above-mentioned 159 strains of AB were identified by detecting gene sequence of 16S ribosomal DNA...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423184/the-differentiated-and-conserved-roles-of-swi5-sfr1-in-homologous-recombination
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REVIEW
Bilge Argunhan, Yasuto Murayama, Hiroshi Iwasaki
Homologous recombination (HR) is the process whereby two DNA molecules that share high sequence similarity are able to recombine to generate hybrid DNA molecules. Throughout evolution, the ability of HR to identify highly similar DNA sequences has been adopted for numerous biological phenomena including DNA repair, meiosis, telomere maintenance, ribosomal DNA amplification, and immunological diversity. Although Rad51 and Dmc1 are the key proteins that promote HR in mitotic and meiotic cells, respectively, accessory proteins that allow Rad51 and Dmc1 to effectively fulfil their functions have been identified in all examined model systems...
April 19, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422071/comparative-analysis-of-the-complete-chloroplast-genome-of-four-endangered-herbals-of-notopterygium
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Jiao Yang, Ming Yue, Chuan Niu, Xiong-Feng Ma, Zhong-Hu Li
Notopterygium H. de Boissieu (Apiaceae) is an endangered perennial herb endemic to China. A good knowledge of phylogenetic evolution and population genomics is conducive to the establishment of effective management and conservation strategies of the genus Notopterygium. In this study, the complete chloroplast (cp) genomes of four Notopterygium species (N. incisum C. C. Ting ex H. T. Chang, N. oviforme R. H. Shan, N. franchetii H. de Boissieu and N. forrestii H. Wolff) were assembled and characterized using next-generation sequencing...
April 19, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421090/comparative-genomics-and-phylogenomics-of-east-asian-tulips-amana-liliaceae
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Pan Li, Rui-Sen Lu, Wu-Qin Xu, Tetsuo Ohi-Toma, Min-Qi Cai, Ying-Xiong Qiu, Kenneth M Cameron, Cheng-Xin Fu
The genus Amana Honda (Liliaceae), when it is treated as separate from Tulipa, comprises six perennial herbaceous species that are restricted to China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Although all six Amana species have important medicinal and horticultural uses, studies focused on species identification and molecular phylogenetics are few. Here we report the nucleotide sequences of six complete Amana chloroplast (cp) genomes. The cp genomes of Amana range from 150,613 bp to 151,136 bp in length, all including a pair of inverted repeats (25,629-25,859 bp) separated by the large single-copy (81,482-82,218 bp) and small single-copy (17,366-17,465 bp) regions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415746/epigenetic-up-regulation-of-ribosome-biogenesis-and-more-aggressive-phenotype-triggered-by-the-lack-of-the-histone-demethylase-jhdm1b-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Alice Galbiati, Marianna Penzo, Maria Giulia Bacalini, Carmine Onofrillo, Ania Naila Guerrieri, Paolo Garagnani, Claudio Franceschi, Davide Treré, Lorenzo Montanaro
The alterations of ribosome biogenesis and protein synthesis play a direct role in the development of tumors. The accessibility and transcription of ribosomal genes is controlled at several levels, with their epigenetic regulation being one of the most important. Here we explored the JmjC domain-containing histone demethylase 1B (JHDM1B) function in the epigenetic control of rDNA transcription. Since JHDM1B is a negative regulator of gene transcription, we focused on the effects induced by JHDM1B knock-down (KD)...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409998/suitability-of-various-dna-extraction-methods-for-a-traditional-chinese-paocai-system
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Nan Zhao, Jialiang Cai, Chuchu Zhang, Zhuang Guo, Wenwei Lu, Bo Yang, Feng-Wei Tian, Xiao-Ming Liu, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen
Traditional paocai brine (PB), which is continuously propagated by back-slopping and contains various species of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), is critical for the flavor of paocai. Culture-independent approaches are commonly used to investigate the microbial communities of fermented food. To evaluate the influence of different DNA (DNA) extraction methods on estimates of bacterial community profiles from 4 PBs, the lysis efficiency, DNA yield, purity and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) profiles of V3 region of a 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid gene were acquired...
April 14, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408604/architecture-of-a-transcribing-translating-expressome
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R Kohler, R A Mooney, D J Mills, R Landick, P Cramer
DNA transcription is functionally coupled to messenger RNA (mRNA) translation in bacteria, but how this is achieved remains unclear. Here we show that RNA polymerase (RNAP) and the ribosome of Escherichia coli can form a defined transcribing and translating "expressome" complex. The cryo-electron microscopic structure of the expressome reveals continuous protection of ~30 nucleotides of mRNA extending from the RNAP active center to the ribosome decoding center. The RNAP-ribosome interface includes the RNAP subunit α carboxyl-terminal domain, which is required for RNAP-ribosome interaction in vitro and for pronounced cell growth defects upon translation inhibition in vivo, consistent with its function in transcription-translation coupling...
April 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406973/tre5-a-retrotransposition-profiling-reveals-putative-rna-polymerase-iii-transcription-complex-binding-sites-on-the-dictyostelium-extrachromosomal-rdna-element
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Thomas Spaller, Marco Groth, Gernot Glöckner, Thomas Winckler
The amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum has a haploid genome in which two thirds of the DNA encodes proteins. Consequently, the space available for selfish mobile elements to expand without excess damage to the host genome is limited. The non-long terminal repeat retrotransposon TRE5-A maintains an active population in the D. discoideum genome and apparently adapted to this gene-dense environment by targeting positions ~47 bp upstream of tRNA genes that are devoid of protein-coding regions. Because only ~24% of tRNA genes are associated with a TRE5-A element in the reference genome, we evaluated whether TRE5-A retrotransposition is limited to this subset of tRNA genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405839/molecular-and-morphological-identification-of-a-human-biting-tick-amblyomma-testudinarium-acari-ixodidae-in-taiwan
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Li-Lian Chao, Chun-Wei Lu, Ying-Fang Lin, Chien-Ming Shih
Genetic identity and morphological features of a human biting tick, Amblyomma testudinarium, were determined for the first time in Taiwan. Morphological features of adult male and female ticks of Am. testudinarium were observed and photographed by a stereo- microscope. The genetic identity was analyzed by comparing the sequences of mitochondrial 16S ribosomal DNA gene obtained from 18 strains of ticks representing 10 species of Amblyomma, and four outgroup species of Dermacentor and Rhipicephalus ticks. Nine major clades could be easily distinguished by neighbour-joining analysis and were congruent by maximum-parsimony method...
April 12, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404747/aep3p-dependent-translation-of-yeast-mitochondrial-atp8
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Mario H Barros, Alexander Tzagoloff
Translation of mitochondrial gene products in Saccharomyces cerevisiae depends on mRNA-specific activators that bind to the 5' untranslated regions and promote translation on mitochondrial ribosome. Here we demonstrated that Aep3p, previously shown to stabilize the bicistronic ATP8-ATP6 mRNA and to facilitate initiation of translation from unformylated methionine also activates specifically translation of ATP8 This is supported by several lines of evidence. Temperature-sensitive aep3 mutants are selectively blocked in incorporating (35)S-methionine into Atp8p at non-permissive but not at the permissive temperature...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402796/insights-into-the-phylogeny-of-northern-hemisphere-armillaria-neighbor-net-and-bayesian-analyses-of-translation-elongation-factor-1-%C3%AE-gene-sequences
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Ned B Klopfenstein, Jane E Stewart, Yuko Ota, John W Hanna, Bryce A Richardson, Amy L Ross-Davis, Rubén D Elías-Román, Kari Korhonen, Nenad Keča, Eugenia Iturritxa, Dionicio Alvarado-Rosales, Halvor Solheim, Nicholas J Brazee, Piotr Łakomy, Michelle R Cleary, Eri Hasegawa, Taisei Kikuchi, Fortunato Garza-Ocañas, Panaghiotis Tsopelas, Daniel Rigling, Simone Prospero, Tetyana Tsykun, Jean A Bérubé, Franck O P Stefani, Saeideh Jafarpour, Vladimír Antonín, Michal Tomšovský, Geral I McDonald, Stephen Woodward, Mee-Sook Kim
Armillaria possesses several intriguing characteristics that have inspired wide interest in understanding phylogenetic relationships within and among species of this genus. Nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence-based analyses of Armillaria provide only limited information for phylogenetic studies among widely divergent taxa. More recent studies have shown that translation elongation factor 1-α (tef1) sequences are highly informative for phylogenetic analysis of Armillaria species within diverse global regions. This study used Neighbor-net and coalescence-based Bayesian analyses to examine phylogenetic relationships of newly determined and existing tef1 sequences derived from diverse Armillaria species from across the Northern Hemisphere, with Southern Hemisphere Armillaria species included for reference...
2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400511/shprh-regulates-rrna-transcription-by-recognizing-the-histone-code-in-an-mtor-dependent-manner
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Deokjae Lee, Jungeun An, Young-Un Park, Hungjiun Liaw, Roger Woodgate, Jun Hong Park, Kyungjae Myung
Many DNA repair proteins have additional functions other than their roles in DNA repair. In addition to catalyzing PCNA polyubiquitylation in response to the stalling of DNA replication, SHPRH has the additional function of facilitating rRNA transcription by localizing to the ribosomal DNA (rDNA) promoter in the nucleoli. SHPRH was recruited to the rDNA promoter using its plant homeodomain (PHD), which interacts with histone H3 when the fourth lysine of H3 is not trimethylated. SHPRH enrichment at the rDNA promoter was inhibited by cell starvation, by treatment with actinomycin D or rapamycin, or by depletion of CHD4...
April 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400268/genetic-evidence-supporting-the-taxonomic-separation-of-the-arabian-and-northwest-african-subspecies-of-the-desert-hedgehog-paraechinus-aethiopicus
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Louiza Derouiche, Paul Vercammen, Rachid Bouhadad, Carlos Fernandes
Traditional subspecies call attention to differences between geographic populations with research potential, but their value is often in need of revision. Genetic data can be useful for evaluating the taxonomic validity of historical species and subspecies designations or for identifying morphologically cryptic divergent lineages worthy of further in-depth taxonomic study. The desert hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus) has a wide but fragmented distribution in arid and semi-arid habitats from the northwest to the northeast of Africa and southwestern Asia, and its taxonomy is still unclear...
April 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399217/fungi-isolated-from-house-flies-diptera-muscidae-on-penned-cattle-in-south-texas
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Cherity A Ysquierdo, Pia U Olafson, Donald B Thomas
Musca domestica L. were collected from cattle diagnosed with bovine ringworm to evaluate the potential of the house fly to disseminate Trichophyton verrucosum E. Bodin, a fungal dermatophyte that is the causative agent for ringworm in cattle. Fungal isolates were cultured from 45 individual flies on supplemented Sabouraud dextrose agar, and isolates were identified using morphological and microscopic approaches. Each isolate was identified further by PCR amplification of the ribosomal DNA locus with fungal-specific primers and subsequent amplicon sequencing...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399124/dual-color-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-fish-assays-for-detecting-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-mycobacterium-avium-complexes-and-related-pathogens-in-cultures
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Jyotsna Shah, Helena Weltman, Patricia Narciso, Christina Murphy, Akhila Poruri, Shrikala Baliga, Leesha Sharon, Mary York, Gail Cunningham, Steve Miller, Luz Caviedes, Robert Gilman, Edward Desmond, Ranjan Ramasamy
Two rapid dual color fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays were evaluated for detecting M. tuberculosis and related pathogens in cultures. The MN Genus-MTBC FISH assay uses an orange fluorescent probe specific for the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and a green fluorescent probe specific for the Mycobacterium and Nocardia genera (MN Genus) to detect and distinguish MTBC from other Mycobacteria and Nocardia. A complementary MTBC-MAC FISH assay uses green and orange fluorescent probes specific for the MTBC and M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396681/evolution-of-nucleotide-punctuation-marks-from-structural-to-linear-signals
#17
Nawal El Houmami, Hervé Seligmann
We present an evolutionary hypothesis assuming that signals marking nucleotide synthesis (DNA replication and RNA transcription) evolved from multi- to unidimensional structures, and were carried over from transcription to translation. This evolutionary scenario presumes that signals combining secondary and primary nucleotide structures are evolutionary transitions. Mitochondrial replication initiation fits this scenario. Some observations reported in the literature corroborate that several signals for nucleotide synthesis function in translation, and vice versa...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396619/the-complete-mitogenome-of-orcula-dolium-draparnaud-1801-ultra-deep-sequencing-from-a-single-long-range-pcr-using-the-ion-torrent-pgm
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D S J Groenenberg, J Harl, E Duijm, E Gittenberger
BACKGROUND: With the increasing capacity of present-day next-generation sequencers the field of mitogenomics is rapidly changing. Enrichment of the mitochondrial fraction, is no longer necessary for obtaining mitogenomic data. Despite the benefits, shotgun sequencing approaches also have disadvantages. They do not guarantee obtaining the complete mitogenome, generally require larger amounts of input DNA and coverage is low compared to sequencing with enrichment strategies. If the mitogenome could be amplified in a single amplification, additional time and costs for sample preparation might outweigh these disadvantages...
2017: Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393177/difficulty-in-obtaining-the-complete-mrna-coding-sequence-at-5-%C3%A2-region-5-%C3%A2-end-mrna-artifact-causes-consequences-in-biology-and-medicine-and-possible-solutions-for-obtaining-the-actual-amino-acid-sequence-of-proteins-review
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Lorenza Vitale, Maria Caracausi, Raffaella Casadei, Maria Chiara Pelleri, Allison Piovesan
The known difficulty in obtaining the actual full length, complete sequence of a messenger RNA (mRNA) may lead to the erroneous determination of its coding sequence at the 5' region (5' end mRNA artifact), and consequently to the wrong assignment of the translation start codon, leading to the inaccurate prediction of the encoded polypeptide at its amino terminus. Among the known human genes whose study was affected by this artifact, we can include disco interacting protein 2 homolog A (DIP2A; KIAA0184), Down syndrome critical region 1 (DSCR1), SON DNA binding protein (SON), trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) and URB1 ribosome biogenesis 1 homolog (URB1; KIAA0539) on chromosome 21, as well as receptor for activated C kinase 1 (RACK1, also known as GNB2L1), glutaminyl‑tRNA synthetase (QARS) and tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 2 (TDP2) along with another 474 loci, including interleukin 16 (IL16)...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392906/selection-of-single-chain-variable-fragments-specific-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-antigen-using-ribosome-display
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Shahrzad Ahangarzadeh, Mojgan Bandehpour, Bahram Kazemi
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the problematic infectious diseases in developing countries, especially in Iran. In the present study, we applied ribosome display technique to select single chain variable fragments (scFvs) specific for the 6-kDa early secretory antigenic target (ESAT-6) antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a mouse scFv library. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The gene encoding ESAT-6 was cloned into pET22b(+) plasmid and expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3)...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
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