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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334950/downstream-targets-of-gwas-detected-genes-for-breast-lung-and-prostate-and-colon-cancer-converge-to-g1-s-transition-pathway
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Olga Y Gorlova, Eugene I Demidenko, Christopher I Amos, Ivan P Gorlov
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) identified over 500 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influencing cancer risk. It is logical to expect the cancer-associated genes to cluster in pathways directly involved in carcinogenesis, e.g. cell cycle. Nevertheless, analyses of the GWAS-detected cancer risk genes usually show no or weak enrichment by known cancer genes.We hypothesized that GWAS-detected cancer risk-associated genes function as upstream regulators of the genes directly involved in carcinogenesis...
March 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334904/genome-wide-mapping-of-infection-induced-sine-rnas-reveals-a-role-in-selective-mrna-export
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John Karijolich, Yang Zhao, Ravi Alla, Britt Glaunsinger
Short interspersed nuclear elements (SINEs) are retrotransposons evolutionarily derived from endogenous RNA Polymerase III RNAs. Though SINE elements have undergone exaptation into gene regulatory elements, how transcribed SINE RNA impacts transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation is largely unknown. This is partly due to a lack of information regarding which of the loci have transcriptional potential. Here, we present an approach (short interspersed nuclear element sequencing, SINE-seq), which selectively profiles RNA Polymerase III-derived SINE RNA, thereby identifying transcriptionally active SINE loci...
March 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334822/posigene-automated-and-easy-to-use-pipeline-for-genome-wide-detection-of-positively-selected-genes
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Arne Sahm, Martin Bens, Matthias Platzer, Karol Szafranski
Many comparative genomics studies aim to find the genetic basis of species-specific phenotypic traits. A prevailing strategy is to search genome-wide for genes that evolved under positive selection based on the non-synonymous to synonymous substitution ratio. However, incongruent results largely due to high false positive rates indicate the need for standardization of quality criteria and software tools. Main challenges are the ortholog and isoform assignment, the high sensitivity of the statistical models to alignment errors and the imperative to parallelize large parts of the software...
March 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334342/tagging-snp-set-selection-with-maximum-information-based-on-linkage-disequilibrium-structure-in-genome-wide-association-studies
#4
Shudong Wang, Sicheng He, Fayou Yuan, Xinjie Zhu
Motivation: Effective tagging single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-set selection is crucial to SNP-set analysis in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Most of the existing tagging SNP-set selection methods cannot make full use of the information hidden in common or rare variants associated diseases. It is noticed that some SNPs have overlapping genetic information owing to linkage disequilibrium (LD) structure between SNPs. Therefore, when testing the association between SNPs and disease susceptibility, it is sufficient to elect the representative SNPs (called tag SNP-set or tagSNP-set) with maximum information...
March 16, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334074/genome-wide-analysis-reveals-that-exon-methylation-facilitates-its-selective-usage-in-the-human-transcriptome
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Shengli Li, Jiwei Zhang, Shenglin Huang, Xianghuo He
DNA methylation, especially in promoter regions, is a well-characterized epigenetic marker related to gene expression regulation in eukaryotes. However, the role of intragenic DNA methylation in the usage of corresponding exons still remains elusive. In this study, we described the DNA methylome across 10 human tissues. The human genome showed both conserved and varied methylation levels among these tissues. We found that the methylation densities in promoters and first exons were negatively correlated with the corresponding gene expression level...
February 16, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334017/genome-wide-rnai-selection-identifies-a-regulator-of-transmission-stage-enriched-gene-families-and-cell-type-differentiation-in-trypanosoma-brucei
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Eva Rico, Alasdair Ivens, Lucy Glover, David Horn, Keith R Matthews
Trypanosoma brucei, causing African sleeping-sickness, exploits quorum-sensing (QS) to generate the 'stumpy forms' necessary for the parasite's transmission to tsetse-flies. These quiescent cells are generated by differentiation in the bloodstream from proliferative slender forms. Using genome-wide RNAi selection we screened for repressors of transmission stage-enriched mRNAs in slender forms, using the stumpy-elevated ESAG9 transcript as a model. This identified REG9.1, whose RNAi-silencing alleviated ESAG9 repression in slender forms and tsetse-midgut procyclic forms...
March 23, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333300/comparison-of-global-gene-expression-profiles-of-microdissected-human-foetal-leydig-cells-with-their-normal-and-hyperplastic-adult-equivalents
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Grete Lottrup, Kirstine Belling, Henrik Leffers, John E Nielsen, Marlene D Dalgaard, Anders Juul, Niels E Skakkebæk, Søren Brunak, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts
STUDY QUESTION: Do human adult Leydig cells (ALCs) within hyperplastic micronodules display characteristics of foetal LCs (FLCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The gene expression profiles of FLCs and all ALC subgroups were clearly different, but there were no significant differences in expressed genes between the normally clustered and hyperplastic ALCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: LCs are the primary androgen producing cells in males throughout development and appear in chronologically distinct populations; FLCs, neonatal LCs and ALCs...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333233/contrasting-rates-of-molecular-evolution-and-patterns-of-selection-among-gymnosperms-and-flowering-plants
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Amanda R De La Torre, Zhen Li, Yves Van de Peer, Pär K Ingvarsson
The majority of variation in rates of molecular evolution among seed plants remains both unexplored and unexplained. Although some attention has been given to flowering plants, reports of molecular evolutionary rates for their sister plant clade (gymnosperms) are scarce, and to our knowledge differences in molecular evolution among seed plant clades have never been tested in a phylogenetic framework. Angiosperms and gymnosperms differ in a number of features, of which contrasting reproductive biology, life spans, and population sizes are the most prominent...
February 25, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331200/pedigree-based-genome-re-sequencing-reveals-genetic-variation-patterns-of-elite-backbone-varieties-during-modern-rice-improvement
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Xingfei Zheng, Lanzhi Li, Fan Liang, Changjun Tan, Shuzhu Tang, Sibin Yu, Ying Diao, Shuangcheng Li, Zhongli Hu
Rice breeding has achieved great productivity improvements by semi-dwarf varieties and hybrid vigour. Due to poor understanding of genetic basis of elite backbone varieties, the continuous increasing in rice yield still faces great challenges. Here, 52 elite rice varieties from three historical representative pedigrees were re-sequenced with 10.1× depth on average, and ~6.5 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were obtained. We identified thousands of low-diversity genomic regions and 0-diversity genes during breeding...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330615/differential-aging-analysis-in-human-cerebral-cortex-identifies-variants-in-tmem106b-and-grn-that-regulate-aging-phenotypes
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Herve Rhinn, Asa Abeliovich
Human age-associated traits, such as cognitive decline, can be highly variable across the population, with some individuals exhibiting traits that are not expected at a given chronological age. Here we present differential aging (Δ-aging), an unbiased method that quantifies individual variability in age-associated phenotypes within a tissue of interest, and apply this approach to the analysis of existing transcriptome-wide cerebral cortex gene expression data from several cohorts totaling 1,904 autopsied human brain samples...
March 15, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329448/a-novel-nhad-type-na-h-antiporter-from-the-moderate-halophile-and-alkaliphile-halomonas-alkaliphila
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Yanhong Wang, Na Song, Lina Yang, Heba Abdel-Motaal, Rui Zhang, Zhenglai Zhang, Fankui Meng, Juquan Jiang
In this study, a NhaD-type Na+/H+ antiporter gene designated Ha-nhaD was obtained by selection of genomic DNA from the moderate halophile and alkaliphile Halomonas alkaliphila in Escherichia coli KNabc lacking three major Na+/H+ antiporters. The presence of Ha-NhaD conferred tolerance of E. coli KNabc to up to 0.6 M NaCl and 0.2 M LiCl and an alkaline pH. pH-dependent Na+(Li+)/H+ antiport activity was detected from everted membrane vesicles prepared from E. coli KNabc/pUC-nhaD but not those from KNabc/pUC18...
March 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329425/perpendicular-axes-of-differentiation-generated-by-mitochondrial-introgression
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Hernán E Morales, Paul Sunnucks, Leo Joseph, Alexandra Pavlova
Differential introgression of mitochondrial versus nuclear DNA generates discordant patterns of geographic variation and can promote population divergence and speciation. We examined a potential case of mitochondrial introgression leading to two perpendicular axes of differentiation. The Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis, a widespread Australian bird, shows a deep mitochondrial split that is perpendicular to north-south nuclear DNA and plumage colour differentiation. We propose a scenario to explain this pattern: (1) the two nuclear and mitochondrial genomes differentiated in concert during north-south population divergence; (2) later, their histories disconnected after two mitochondrial introgression events resulting in a deep mitochondrial split perpendicular to the nuclear DNA structure...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329165/four-genome-wide-association-studies-identify-new-extreme-longevity-variants
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Paola Sebastiani, Anastasia Gurinovich, Harold Bae, Stacy Andersen, Alberto Malovini, Gil Atzmon, Francesco Villa, Aldi T Kraja, Danny Ben-Avraham, Nir Barzilai, Annibale Puca, Thomas T Perls
The search for the genetic determinants of extreme human longevity has been challenged by the phenotype's rarity and its nonspecific definition by investigators. To address these issues, we established a consortium of four studies of extreme longevity that contributed 2,070 individuals who survived to the oldest one percentile of survival for the 1900 U.S. birth year cohort. We conducted various analyses to discover longevity-associated variants (LAV) and characterized those LAVs that differentiate survival to extreme age at death (eSAVs) from those LAVs that become more frequent in centenarians because of mortality selection (eg, survival to younger years)...
March 15, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328985/construction-and-evaluation-of-a-high-density-snp-array-for-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
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Haigang Qi, Kai Song, Chunyan Li, Wei Wang, Busu Li, Li Li, Guofan Zhang
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are widely used in genetics and genomics research. The Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) is an economically and ecologically important marine bivalve, and it possesses one of the highest levels of genomic DNA variation among animal species. Pacific oyster SNPs have been extensively investigated; however, the mechanisms by which these SNPs may be used in a high-throughput, transferable, and economical manner remain to be elucidated. Here, we constructed an oyster 190K SNP array using Affymetrix Axiom genotyping technology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327671/candidate-loci-involved-in-domestication-and-improvement-detected-by-a-published-90k-wheat-snp-array
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Lifeng Gao, Guangyao Zhao, Dawei Huang, Jizeng Jia
Selection is one of the most important forces in crop evolution. Common wheat is a major world food crop and a typical allopolyploid with a huge and complex genome. We applied four approaches to detect loci selected in wheat during domestication and improvement. A total of 7,984 candidate loci were detected, accounting for 23.3% of all 34,317 SNPs analysed, a much higher proportion than estimated in previous reports. We constructed a first generation wheat selection map which revealed the following new insights on genome-wide selection: (1) diversifying selection acted by increasing, decreasing or not affecting gene frequencies; (2) the number of loci under selection during domestication was much higher than that during improvement; (3) the contribution to wheat improvement by the D sub-genome was relatively small due to the bottleneck of hexaploidisation and diversity can be expanded by using synthetic wheat and introgression lines; and (4) clustered selection regions occur throughout the wheat genome, including the centromere regions...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326346/genetic-determinism-of-bone-and-mineral-metabolism-in-meat-type-chickens-a-qtl-mapping-study
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Sandrine Mignon-Grasteau, Céline Chantry-Darmon, Marie-Yvonne Boscher, Nadine Sellier, Marie Chabault-Dhuit, Elisabeth Le Bihan-Duval, Agnès Narcy
Skeletal integrity in meat-type chickens is affected by many factors including rapid growth rate, nutrition and genetics. To investigate the genetic basis of bone and mineral metabolism, a QTL detection study was conducted in an intercross between two lines of meat-type chickens divergently selected for their high (D +) or low (D -) digestive efficiency. Tibia size (length, diameter, volume) and ash content were determined at 3 weeks of age as well as phosphorus (P) retention and plasma concentration. Heritability of these traits and their genetic correlations with digestive efficiency were estimated...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325924/genome-wide-association-analysis-identifies-loci-governing-mercury-accumulation-in-maize
#17
Zhan Zhao, Zhongjun Fu, Yanan Lin, Hao Chen, Kun Liu, Xiaolong Xing, Zonghua Liu, Weihua Li, Jihua Tang
Owing to the rapid development of urbanisation and industrialisation, heavy metal pollution has become a widespread environmental problem. Maize planted on mercury (Hg)-polluted soil can absorb and accumulate Hg in its edible parts, posing a potential threat to human health. To understand the genetic mechanism of Hg accumulation in maize, we performed a genome-wide association study using a mixed linear model on an association population consisting of 230 maize inbred lines with abundant genetic variation. The order of relative Hg concentrations in different maize tissues was as follows: leaves > bracts > stems > axes > kernels...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325848/hierarchically-aligning-10-legume-genomes-establishes-a-family-level-genomics-platform
#18
Jinpeng Wang, Pengchuan Sun, Yuxian Li, Yinzhe Liu, Jigao Yu, Xuelian Ma, Sangrong Sun, Nanshan Yang, Ruiyan Xia, Tianyu Lei, Xiaojian Liu, Beibei Jiao, Yue Xing, Weina Ge, Li Wang, Zhenyi Wang, Xiaoming Song, Min Yuan, Di Guo, Lan Zhang, Jiaqi Zhang, Dianchuan Jin, Wei Chen, Yuxin Pan, Tao Liu, Ling Jin, Jinshuai Sun, Jiaxiang Yu, Rui Cheng, Xueqian Duan, Shaoqi Shen, Jun Qin, Mengchen Zhang, Andrew H Paterson, Xiyin Wang
Mainly due to their economic importance, genomes of 10 legumes, including soybean, wild peanuts, barrel medic, etc, have been sequenced. However, a family-level comparative genomics analysis has been unavailable. With grape and selected legume genomes as outgroups, we managed to perform a hierarchical and event-related alignment of these genomes and deconvoluted layers of homologous regions produced by ancestral polyploidizations or speciations. Consequently, we illustrated genomic fractionation characterized by wide-spread gene losses after the polyploidizations...
March 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324487/mitophagy-in-yeast-a-screen-of-mitophagy-deficient-mutants
#19
Kentaro Furukawa, Tomotake Kanki
Mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy) is a process that selectively degrades mitochondria via autophagy. Recent studies have shown that mitophagy plays an important role in mitochondrial homeostasis by degrading damaged or excess mitochondria. The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a powerful model organism that has been employed to study several biological phenomena. Recently, there has been significant progress in the understanding of mitophagy in yeast following the identification of Atg32, a mitochondrial outer membrane receptor protein for mitophagy...
March 22, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323940/thyroid-signaling-insulin-resistance-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-mendelian-randomization-study
#20
Maxime M Bos, Roelof Aj Smit, Stella Trompet, Diana van Heemst, Raymond Noordam
CONTEXT: Increasing evidence suggests an association between thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4) and deiodinases with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). OBJECTIVE: We examined whether TSH and fT4 levels and deiodinases are causally associated with insulin resistance and T2D using Mendelian randomization (MR). METHODS: We selected twenty genetic variants for TSH level and four for fT4 level (identified in a GWAS meta-analysis of European-ancestry cohorts) as instrumental variables for TSH and fT4 level, respectively...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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