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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092027/classification-and-lineage-tracing-of-sh2-domains-throughout-eukaryotes
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Bernard A Liu
Today there exists a rapidly expanding number of sequenced genomes. Cataloging protein interaction domains such as the Src Homology 2 (SH2) domain across these various genomes can be accomplished with ease due to existing algorithms and predictions models. An evolutionary analysis of SH2 domains provides a step towards understanding how SH2 proteins integrated with existing signaling networks to position phosphotyrosine signaling as a crucial driver of robust cellular communication networks in metazoans. However organizing and tracing SH2 domain across organisms and understanding their evolutionary trajectory remains a challenge...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091443/molecular-characterization-of-exon-28-of-von-willebrand-s-factor-gene-in-nigerian-population
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E D Ezigbo, E O Ukaejiofo, T U Nwagha
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms in von Willebrand factor (VWF) gene are an important contributor to the expression of VWF gene and differences in ethnic distribution of these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) exists. AIMS: Our objective was to molecularly characterize the exon 28 of the VWF gene in the three major ethnic groups of Nigeria. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We recruited 90 subjects, 45 had a history of bleeding. Questions included those used in the Zimmerman Program for the Molecular and Clinical Biology of von Willebrand disease (VWD), and the bleeding scores were calculated using the Molecular and Clinical Markers for the Diagnosis and Management of type 1 VWD scoring system...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089793/eggshell-palaeogenomics-palaeognath-evolutionary-history-revealed-through-ancient-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-from-madagascan-elephant-bird-aepyornis-sp-eggshell
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Alicia Grealy, Matthew Phillips, Gifford Miller, M Thomas P Gilbert, Jean-Marie Rouillard, David Lambert, Michael Bunce, James Haile
Palaeognaths, the sister group of all other living birds (neognaths), were once considered to be vicariant relics from the breakup of the Gondwanan supercontinent. However, recent molecular studies instead argue for dispersal of volant ancestors across marine barriers. Resolving this debate hinges upon accurately reconstructing their evolutionary relationships and dating their divergences, which often relies on phylogenetic information from extinct relatives and nuclear genomes. Mitogenomes from the extinct elephant birds of Madagascar have helped inform the palaeognath phylogeny; however, nuclear information has remained unavailable...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089594/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-sensitive-exon-19-insertion-and-exon-20-insertion-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yen-Ting Lin, Yi-Nan Liu, Shang-Gin Wu, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Jin-Yuan Shih
BACKGROUND: The clinical responsiveness to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with exon 19 insertion and the specific exon 20 insertion (A763_Y764 insFQEA) are still not well known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed cancer specimens taken from NSCLC patients for EGFR mutations using RNA reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or direct DNA sequencing. The clinical course and responsiveness to an EGFR TKI in patients with EGFR exon 19 insertion or exon 20 insertion (A763_Y764 insFQEA) were recorded...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088515/the-membrane-tethered-nac-transcription-factor-atntl7-contributes-to-er-stress-resistance-in-arabidopsis
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Yong Hun Chi, Sarah Mae Boyles Melencion, Cresilda Vergara Alinapon, Min Ji Kim, Eun Seon Lee, Seol Ki Paeng, Joung Hun Park, Ganesh M Nawkar, Young Jun Jung, Ho Byeong Chae, Chang Ho Kang, Sang Yeol Lee
We screened for endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-resistant mutants among 25 mutants of the Arabidopsis NTL (NAC with Transmembrane motif 1-Like) family. We identified a novel mutant, SALK_044777, showing strong resistance to ER stress. RT-PCR and genomic DNA sequence analyses identified the mutant as atntl7, which harbors a T-DNA insertion in the fourth exon of AtNTL7. Two other atntl7-mutant alleles, in which T-DNA was inserted in the second exon and third intron of AtNTL7, respectively, showed ER-stress sensitive phenotypes, suggesting that SALK_044777 is a gain-of-function mutant...
January 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087716/the-piggybac-transposon-derived-genes-tpb1-and-tpb6-mediate-essential-transposon-like-excision-during-the-developmental-rearrangement-of-key-genes-in-tetrahymena-thermophila
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Chao-Yin Cheng, Janet M Young, Chih-Yi Gabriela Lin, Ju-Lan Chao, Harmit S Malik, Meng-Chao Yao
Ciliated protozoans perform extreme forms of programmed somatic DNA rearrangement during development. The model ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila removes 34% of its germline micronuclear genome from somatic macronuclei by excising thousands of internal eliminated sequences (IESs), a process that shares features with transposon excision. Indeed, piggyBac transposon-derived genes are necessary for genome-wide IES excision in both Tetrahymena (TPB2 [Tetrahymena piggyBac-like 2] and LIA5) and Paramecium tetraurelia (PiggyMac)...
December 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087693/de-novo-genome-and-transcriptome-assembly-of-the-canadian-beaver-castor-canadensis
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Si Lok, Tara A Paton, Zhuozhi Wang, Gaganjot Kaur, Susan Walker, Ryan K C Yuen, Wilson W L Sung, Joseph Whitney, Janet A Buchanan, Brett Trost, Naina Singh, Beverly Apresto, Nan Chen, Matthew Coole, Travis J Dawson, Karen Y Ho, Zhizhou Hu, Sanjeev Pullenayegum, Kozue Samler, Arum Shipstone, Fiona Tsoi, Ting Wang, Sergio L Pereira, Pirooz Rostami, Carol Ann Ryan, Amy Hin Yan Tong, Karen Ng, Yogi Sundaravadanam, Jared T Simpson, Burton K Lim, Mark D Engstrom, Christopher J Dutton, Kevin C R Kerr, Maria Franke, William Rapley, Richard F Wintle, Stephen W Scherer
The Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis) is the largest indigenous rodent in North America. We report a draft annotated assembly of the beaver genome, the first for a large rodent and the first mammalian genome assembled directly from uncorrected and moderate coverage (< 30 ×) long-reads generated by single-molecule sequencing. The genome size is 2.7 Gb estimated by k-mer analysis. We assembled the beaver genome using the new Canu assembler optimized for noisy reads. The resulting assembly was refined using Pilon supported by shortreads (80 ×) and checked for accuracy by congruency against an independent short-read assembly...
January 13, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087610/long-non-coding-rna-exchange-during-the-oocyte-to-embryo-transition-in-mice
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Rosa Karlic, Sravya Ganesh, Vedran Franke, Eliska Svobodova, Jana Urbanova, Yutaka Suzuki, Fugaku Aoki, Kristian Vlahovicek, Petr Svoboda
The oocyte-to-embryo transition (OET) transforms a differentiated gamete into pluripotent blastomeres. The accompanying maternal-zygotic RNA exchange involves remodeling of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) pool. Here, we used next generation sequencing and de novo transcript assembly to define the core population of 1,600 lncRNAs expressed during the OET (lncRNAs). Relative to mRNAs, OET lncRNAs were less expressed and had shorter transcripts, mainly due to fewer exons and shorter 5' terminal exons. Approximately half of OET lncRNA promoters originated in retrotransposons suggesting their recent emergence...
January 13, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086949/nek2-promotes-aerobic-glycolysis-in-multiple-myeloma-through-regulating-splicing-of-pyruvate-kinase
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Zhimin Gu, Jiliang Xia, Hongwei Xu, Ivana Frech, Guido Tricot, Fenghuang Zhan
BACKGROUND: Aerobic glycolysis, a hallmark of cancer, is characterized by increased metabolism of glucose and production of lactate in normaxia. Recently, pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) has been identified as a key player for regulating aerobic glycolysis and promoting tumor cell proliferation and survival. METHODS: Tandem affinity purification followed up by mass spectrometry (TAP-MS) and co-immunoprecipitation (Co-IP) were used to study the interaction between NIMA (never in mitosis gene A)-related kinase 2 (NEK2) and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins (hnRNP) A1/2...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081536/wt1-haploinsufficiency-supports-milder-renal-manifestation-in-two-patients-with-denys-drash-syndrome
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Mara S Guaragna, Juliana G Ribeiro de Andrade, Bárbara de Freitas Carli, Vera M S Belangero, Andréa T Maciel-Guerra, Gil Guerra-Júnior, Maricilda P de Mello
Denys-Drash syndrome (DDS) is characterized by nephropathy, genital abnormalities, and predisposition to Wilms' tumor. DDS patients usually present heterozygous de novo germline WT1 mutations. The WT1 gene comprises 10 exons encoding the N-terminal transactivation and the C-terminal DNA-binding regions. Two unrelated patients with genital ambiguity and Wilms' tumor were analyzed by sequencing of the WT1 gene, and 3 mutations in exon 1 were identified of which 2 are novel. Patient 1 carried a c.555delC mutation that causes a frameshift and a premature stop codon...
January 13, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079318/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-becker-muscular-dystrophy-confirmed-by-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-a-large-cohort
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Seena Vengalil, Veeramani Preethish-Kumar, Kiran Polavarapu, Manjunath Mahadevappa, Deepha Sekar, Meera Purushottam, Priya Treesa Thomas, Saraswathi Nashi, Atchayaram Nalini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Studies of cases of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) confirmed by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) have determined the clinical characteristics, genotype, and relations between the reading frame and phenotype for different countries. This is the first such study from India. METHODS: A retrospective genotype-phenotype analysis of 317 MLPA-confirmed patients with DMD or BMD who visited the neuromuscular clinic of a quaternary referral center in southern India...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077653/characterizing-hiv-1-splicing-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Ann Emery, Shuntai Zhou, Elizabeth Pollom, Ronald Swanstrom
: Full-length HIV-1 RNA serves as the genome or as an mRNA, or this RNA undergoes splicing using four donors and ten acceptors to create over 50 physiologically relevant transcripts in two size classes (1.8 kb and 4 kb). We developed an assay using Primer ID-tagged deep sequencing to quantify HIV-1 splicing. Using the NL4-3 lab strain we found that A5 (env/nef) is the most commonly used acceptor (about 50%) with A3 (tat) the least used (about 3%). Two small exons are made when a splice to acceptor A1 or A2 is followed by activation of donor D2 or D3, and the high-level use of D2 and D3 dramatically reduces the amount of vif and vpr transcripts...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077313/a-kind-of-rd1-mouse-in-c57bl-6j-mice-from-crossing-with-a-mutated-kunming-mouse
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Weiming Yan, Lu Yao, Wei Liu, Kai Sun, ZuoMing Zhang, Lei Zhang
We occasionally discovered a mouse with spontaneous retinitis pigmentosa (RP) from Kunming (KM) mouse breeding colony, with no obvious waveforms in ERG recordings. The aim of this study is to cross the spontaneously hereditary retinal degeneration mice (temporarily designated as KM/rd mice) derived from KM mice with C57BL/6J mice to establish a congenic inbred strain (temporarily designated as the B6/rd mice), and study the ocular phenotype and genotype of the mice. Fundus photography, tissue morphology, electroretinography (ERG), qRT-PCR, western blot and DNA sequence analysis were performed to observe the ocular phenotype and genotype of KM/rd and B6/rd mice...
January 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077247/mouse-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-lacking-the-forty-two-amino-acids-encoded-by-exon-2-is-catalytically-inactive-in-vitro
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Ekaterina G Frank, John P McDonald, Wei Yang, Roger Woodgate
In 2003, we reported that 129-derived strains of mice carry a naturally occurring nonsense mutation at codon 27 of the Poli gene that would produce a polι peptide of just 26 amino acids, rather then the full-length 717 amino acid wild-type polymerase. In support of the genomic analysis, no polι protein was detected in testes extracts from 129X1/SvJmice, where wild-type polι is normally highly expressed. The early truncation in polι occurs before any structural domains of the polymerase are synthesized and as a consequence, we reasoned that 129-derived strains of mice should be considered as functionally defective in polι activity...
December 21, 2016: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077068/structure-and-evolution-of-the-filaggrin-gene-repeated-region-in-primates
#15
Vanessa Romero, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Hiroki Shibata, Ituro Inoue
BACKGROUND: The evolutionary dynamics of repeat sequences is quite complex, with some duplicates never having differentiated from each other. Two models can explain the complex evolutionary process for repeated genes-concerted and birth-and-death, of which the latter is driven by duplications maintained by selection. Copy number variations caused by random duplications and losses in repeat regions may modulate molecular pathways and therefore affect phenotypic characteristics in a population, resulting in individuals that are able to adapt to new environments...
January 11, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076796/ribosomal-proteins-rpl22-and-rpl22l1-control-morphogenesis-by-regulating-pre-mrna-splicing
#16
Yong Zhang, Monique N O'Leary, Suraj Peri, Minshi Wang, Jikun Zha, Simon Melov, Dietmar J Kappes, Qing Feng, Jennifer Rhodes, Paul S Amieux, David R Morris, Brian K Kennedy, David L Wiest
Most ribosomal proteins (RP) are regarded as essential, static components that contribute only to ribosome biogenesis and protein synthesis. However, emerging evidence suggests that RNA-binding RP are dynamic and can influence cellular processes by performing "extraribosomal," regulatory functions involving binding to select critical target mRNAs. We report here that the RP, Rpl22, and its highly homologous paralog Rpl22-Like1 (Rpl22l1 or Like1) play critical, extraribosomal roles in embryogenesis. Indeed, they antagonistically control morphogenesis through developmentally regulated localization to the nucleus, where they modulate splicing of the pre-mRNA encoding smad2, an essential transcriptional effector of Nodal/TGF-β signaling...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075488/generating-exome-enriched-sequencing-libraries-from-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue-dna-for-next-generation-sequencing
#17
Beth A Marosy, Brian D Craig, Kurt N Hetrick, P Dane Witmer, Hua Ling, Sean M Griffith, Benjamin Myers, Elaine A Ostrander, Janet L Stanford, Lawrence C Brody, Kimberly F Doheny
This unit describes a technique for generating exome-enriched sequencing libraries using DNA extracted from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. Utilizing commercially available kits, we present a low-input FFPE workflow starting with 50 ng of DNA. This procedure includes a repair step to address damage caused by FFPE preservation that improves sequence quality. Subsequently, libraries undergo an in-solution-targeted selection for exons, followed by sequencing using the Illumina next-generation short-read sequencing platform...
January 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075483/detecting-apc-gene-mutations-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-fap
#18
Babi Ramesh Reddy Nallamilli, Madhuri Hegde
Hereditary forms of colorectal cancer (CRC) account for up to 5% of total cases. Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant condition affecting nearly 1 in 5000 people and accounts for only about 1% of all CRCs. It is characterized by the progressive development of hundreds to thousands of adenomatous colon polyps. The gene associated with FAP (APC) contains 15 coding exons. The mutation spectrum of the APC gene is broad in that 87% of causative mutations are point mutations (including other sequence variants) and around 10% to 15% are intragenic deletions and duplications...
January 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074523/familial-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-lentigines-and-caf%C3%A3-au-lait-macules-associated-with-germline-c-kit-mutation-treated-with-imatinib
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Divya Gupta, Laxmisha Chandrashekar, Lidia Larizza, Elisa A Colombo, Laura Fontana, Cristina Gervasini, Devinder M Thappa, Medha Rajappa, Kalai Selvi Rajendiran, Gubbi Shamanna Sreenath, Vikram Kate
BACKGROUND: Familial lentiginosis syndromes are characterized by a wide array of manifestations resulting from activation of molecular pathways which control growth, proliferation, and differentiation of a broad range of tissues. Familial gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are often accompanied by additional features like hyperpigmentation, mastocytosis, and dysphagia. They have been described with mutations in c-kit (most commonly), platelet-derived growth factor receptor A, neurofibromatosis-1, and succinate dehydrogenase genes...
February 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074308/influence-of-ts-and-abcb1%C3%A2-gene-polymorphisms-on-survival-outcomes-of-5%C3%A2-fu-based-chemotherapy-in-a%C3%A2-chinese-population-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients
#20
Jun Chen, Xueming Ying, Ling Zhang, Xiaojun Xiang, Jianping Xiong
To investigate the impacts of gene variations on survival outcomes of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients treated with 5‑fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemotherapy, we analyzed the associations of 2 indels of the TS gene rs34743033 (double or triple tandem repeats of a 28 bp sequence in 5'-UTR, denoted as 2R or 3R allele) and rs16430 (a 6 bp variation at 1494 bp in 3'-UTR, denoted as ins6 or del6 allele) and 2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of ABCB1gene rs2032582 in exon 21 and rs1045642 in exon 26, with clinical outcomes after 5‑FU treatment...
January 10, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
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