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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907010/viral-metagenomic-analysis-displays-the-co-infection-situation-in-healthy-and-pmws-affected-pigs
#1
Anne-Lie Blomström, Caroline Fossum, Per Wallgren, Mikael Berg
The development of high-throughput sequencing technologies have allowed the possibility to investigate and characterise the entire microbiome of individuals, providing better insight to the complex interaction between different microorganisms. This will help to understand how the microbiome influence the susceptibility of secondary agents and development of disease. We have applied viral metagenomics to investigate the virome of lymph nodes from Swedish pigs suffering from the multifactorial disease postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) as well as from healthy pigs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905467/direct-identification-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-on-single-plasmid-molecules-using-crispr-cas9-in-combination-with-optical-dna-mapping
#2
Vilhelm Müller, Fredrika Rajer, Karolin Frykholm, Lena K Nyberg, Saair Quaderi, Joachim Fritzsche, Erik Kristiansson, Tobias Ambjörnsson, Linus Sandegren, Fredrik Westerlund
Bacterial plasmids are extensively involved in the rapid global spread of antibiotic resistance. We here present an assay, based on optical DNA mapping of single plasmids in nanofluidic channels, which provides detailed information about the plasmids present in a bacterial isolate. In a single experiment, we obtain the number of different plasmids in the sample, the size of each plasmid, an optical barcode that can be used to identify and trace the plasmid of interest and information about which plasmid that carries a specific resistance gene...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905063/efficient-gene-targeting-in-mouse-zygotes-mediated-by-crispr-cas9-protein
#3
Chris J Jung, Junli Zhang, Elizabeth Trenchard, Kent C Lloyd, David B West, Barry Rosen, Pieter J de Jong
The CRISPR/Cas9 system has rapidly advanced targeted genome editing technologies. However, its efficiency in targeting with constructs in mouse zygotes via homology directed repair (HDR) remains low. Here, we systematically explored optimal parameters for targeting constructs in mouse zygotes via HDR using mouse embryonic stem cells as a model system. We characterized several parameters, including single guide RNA cleavage activity and the length and symmetry of homology arms in the construct, and we compared the targeting efficiency between Cas9, Cas9nickase, and dCas9-FokI...
November 30, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903978/circular-rna-znf609-functions-as-a-competitive-endogenous-rna-to-regulate-akt3-expression-by-sponging-mir-150-5p-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
#4
Lei Peng, Guanglin Chen, Zhongxian Zhu, Ziyang Shen, Chunxia Du, Rujin Zang, Yang Su, Hua Xie, Hongxing Li, Xiaoqun Xu, Yankai Xia, Weibing Tang
Research over the past decade suggested critical roles for circular RNAs in the natural growth and disease progression. However, it remains poorly defined whether the circular RNAs participate in Hirschsprung disease (HSCR). Here, we reported that the cir-ZNF609 was down-regulated in HSCR compared with normal bowel tissues. Furthermore, suppression of cir-ZNF609 inhibited the proliferation and migration of cells. We screened out several putative cir-ZNF609 ceRNAs of which the AKT3 transcript was selected. Finally, RNA immunoprecipitation and luciferase reporter assays demonstrated that cir-ZNF609 may act as a sponge for miR-150-5p to modulate the expression of AKT3...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899326/complete-plastid-genome-sequence-of-goosegrass-eleusine-indica-and-comparison-with-other-poaceae
#5
Hui Zhang, Nathan Hall, J Scott McElroy, Elijah K Lowe, Leslie R Goertzen
Eleusine indica, also known as goosegrass, is a serious weed in at least 42 countries. In this paper we report the complete plastid genome sequence of goosegrass obtained by de novo assembly of paired-end and mate-paired reads generated by Illumina sequencing of total genomic DNA. The goosegrass plastome is a circular molecule of 135,151bp in length, consisting of two single-copy regions separated by a pair of inverted repeats (IRs) of 20,919 bases. The large (LSC) and the small (SSC) single-copy regions span 80,667 bases and 12,646 bases, respectively...
November 26, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898392/colocalization-of-distant-chromosomal-loci-in-space-in-e-coli-a-bacterial-nucleolus
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Tamas Gaal, Benjamin P Bratton, Patricia Sanchez-Vazquez, Alexander Sliwicki, Kristine Sliwicki, Andrew Vegel, Rachel Pannu, Richard L Gourse
The spatial organization of DNA within the bacterial nucleoid remains unclear. To investigate chromosome organization in Escherichia coli, we examined the relative positions of the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) operons in space. The seven rRNA operons are nearly identical and separated from each other by as much as 180° on the circular genetic map, a distance of ≥2 million base pairs. By inserting binding sites for fluorescent proteins adjacent to the rRNA operons and then examining their positions pairwise in live cells by epifluorescence microscopy, we found that all but rrnC are in close proximity...
October 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892494/circular-rnas-are-down-regulated-in-kras-mutant-colon-cancer-cells-and-can-be-transferred-to-exosomes
#7
Yongchao Dou, Diana J Cha, Jeffrey L Franklin, James N Higginbotham, Dennis K Jeppesen, Alissa M Weaver, Nripesh Prasad, Shawn Levy, Robert J Coffey, James G Patton, Bing Zhang
Recent studies have shown that circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant, widely expressed in mammals, and can display cell-type specific expression. However, how production of circRNAs is regulated and their precise biological function remains largely unknown. To study how circRNAs might be regulated during colorectal cancer progression, we used three isogenic colon cancer cell lines that differ only in KRAS mutation status. Cellular RNAs from the parental DLD-1 cells that contain both wild-type and G13D mutant KRAS alleles and isogenically-matched derivative cell lines, DKO-1 (mutant KRAS allele only) and DKs-8 (wild-type KRAS allele only) were analyzed using RNA-Seq...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890015/the-involvement-of-regulatory-non-coding-rnas-in-sepsis-a-systematic-review
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Jeffery Ho, Hung Chan, Sunny H Wong, Maggie H T Wang, Jun Yu, Zhangang Xiao, Xiaodong Liu, Gordon Choi, Czarina C H Leung, Wai T Wong, Zheng Li, Tony Gin, Matthew T V Chan, William K K Wu
BACKGROUND: Sepsis coincides with altered gene expression in different tissues. Accumulating evidence has suggested that microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs, and circular RNAs are important molecules involved in the crosstalk with various pathways pertinent to innate immunity, mitochondrial functions, and apoptosis. METHODS: We searched articles indexed in PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE and Europe PubMed Central databases using the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) or Title/Abstract words ("microRNA", "long non-coding RNA", "circular RNA", "sepsis" and/or "septic shock") from inception to Sep 2016...
November 28, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886165/induction-of-tumor-apoptosis-through-a-circular-rna-enhancing-foxo3-activity
#9
William W Du, Ling Fang, Weining Yang, Nan Wu, Faryal Mehwish Awan, Zhenguo Yang, Burton B Yang
Circular RNAs are a class of non-coding RNAs that are receiving extensive attention. Despite reports showing circular RNAs acting as microRNA sponges, the biological functions of circular RNAs remain largely unknown. We show that in patient tumor samples and in a panel of cancer cells, circ-Foxo3 was minimally expressed. Interestingly, during cancer cell apoptosis, the expression of circ-Foxo3 was found to be significantly increased. We found that silencing endogenous circ-Foxo3 enhanced cell viability, whereas ectopic expression of circ-Foxo3 triggered stress-induced apoptosis and inhibited the growth of tumor xenografts...
November 25, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884672/spectroscopic-study-on-the-binding-of-chelerythrine-with-duplex-poly-ra-a-model-of-rna-intercalation
#10
Ankur Bikash Pradhan, Sutanwi Bhuiya, Lucy Haque, Suman Das
Here we have reported a detail study on the interaction of the benzophenanthridine alkaloid chelerythrine (CHL) with double stranded polyriboadenylic acid [ds poly (rA)] by exploiting various spectroscopic techniques. The alkaloid shows high binding affinity (binding constant is 1.10×10(5)M(-1)) towards the double stranded RNA as revealed from Scatchard plot. The binding was confirmed by hypochromic effect in the UV-vis spectrum of CHL, increase in fluorescence intensity of CHL and perturbations of the circular dichroism (CD) spectrum of ds poly (rA)...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880868/origin-and-evolution-of-the-metazoan-non-coding-regulatory-genome
#11
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Federico Gaiti, Andrew D Calcino, Miloš Tanurdžić, Bernard M Degnan
Animals rely on genomic regulatory systems to direct the dynamic spatiotemporal and cell-type specific gene expression that is essential for the development and maintenance of a multicellular lifestyle. Although it is widely appreciated that these systems ultimately evolved from genomic regulatory mechanisms present in single-celled stem metazoans, it remains unclear how this occurred. Here, we focus on the contribution of the non-coding portion of the genome to the evolution of animal gene regulation, specifically on recent insights from non-bilaterian metazoan lineages, and unicellular and colonial holozoan sister taxa...
November 20, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879431/efficient-in-situ-detection-of-mrnas-using-the-chlorella-virus-dna-ligase-for-padlock-probe-ligation
#12
Nils Schneider, Matthias Meier
Padlock probes are single-stranded DNA molecules that are circularized upon hybridization to their target sequence by a DNA ligase. In the following the circulated padlock probes are amplified and detected with fluorescently labeled probes complementary to the amplification product. The hallmark of padlock probe assays is a high detection specificity gained by the ligation reaction. Concomitantly, the ligation reaction is the largest drawback for a quantitative in situ detection of mRNAs due to the low affinities of common DNA or RNA ligases to RNA-DNA duplex strands...
November 22, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878945/regulatory-non-coding-rnas-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
#13
REVIEW
Yuan Guo, Fei Luo, Qiong Liu, Danyan Xu
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases that leads to high mortality and morbidity globally. Various therapeutic targets for AMI have been investigated in recent years, including the non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). NcRNAs, a class of RNA molecules that typically do not code proteins, are divided into several subgroups. Among them, microRNAs (miRNAs) are widely studied for their modulation of several pathological aspects of AMI, including cardiomyocyte apoptosis, inflammation, angiogenesis and fibrosis...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867769/comparative-analysis-of-the-complete-chloroplast-genome-sequences-in-psammophytic-haloxylon-species-amaranthaceae
#14
Wenpan Dong, Chao Xu, Delu Li, Xiaobai Jin, Ruili Li, Qi Lu, Zhili Suo
The Haloxylon genus belongs to the Amaranthaceae (formerly Chenopodiaceae) family. The small trees or shrubs in this genus are referred to as the King of psammophytic plants, and perform important functions in environmental protection, including wind control and sand fixation in deserts. To better understand these beneficial plants, we sequenced the chloroplast (cp) genomes of Haloxylon ammodendron (HA) and Haloxylon persicum (HP) and conducted comparative genomic analyses on these and two other representative Amaranthaceae species...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860177/sugar-edge-interactions-in-a-dna-rna-g-quadruplex-evidence-of-sequential-c-h%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-o-hydrogen-bonds-contributing-to-rna-quadruplex-folding
#15
Jonathan Dickerhoff, Bettina Appel, Sabine Müller, Klaus Weisz
DNA G-quadruplexes were systematically modified by single riboguanosine (rG) substitutions at anti-dG positions. Circular dichroism and NMR experiments confirmed the conservation of the native quadruplex topology for most of the DNA-RNA hybrid structures. Changes in the C8 NMR chemical shift of guanosines following rG substitution at their 3'-side within the quadruplex core strongly suggest the presence of C8-H⋅⋅⋅O hydrogen-bonding interactions with the O2' position of the C2'-endo ribonucleotide. A geometric analysis of reported high-resolution structures indicates that such interactions are a more general feature in RNA quadruplexes and may contribute to the observed preference for parallel topologies...
November 21, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851930/biophysical-characterization-of-the-interaction-between-m2-1-protein-of-hrsv-and-quercetin
#16
Thiago Salem Pançonato Teixeira, Ícaro Putinhon Caruso, Bruno Rafael Pereira Lopes, Luis Octávio Regasini, Karina Alves de Toledo, Marcelo Andrés Fossey, Fátima Pereira de Souza
hRSV is the major causative agent of acute respiratory infections. Among its eleven proteins, M2-1 is a transcription antiterminator, making it an interesting target for antivirals. Quercetin is a flavonol which inhibits some virus infectivity and replication. In the present work, the M2-1 gene was cloned, expressed and the protein was purified. Thermal stability and secondary structure were analyzed by circular dichroism and the interaction with Quercetin was evaluated by fluorescence spectroscopy. Molecular docking experiments were performed to understand this mechanism of interaction...
November 13, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829232/circular-rnas-and-their-associations-with-breast-cancer-subtypes
#17
Asha A Nair, Nifang Niu, Xiaojia Tang, Kevin J Thompson, Liewei Wang, Jean-Pierre Kocher, Subbaya Subramanian, Krishna R Kalari
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are highly stable forms of non-coding RNAs with diverse biological functions. They are implicated in modulation of gene expression thus affecting various cellular and disease processes. Based on existing bioinformatics approaches, we developed a comprehensive workflow called Circ-Seq to identify and report expressed circRNAs. Circ-Seq also provides informative genomic annotation along circRNA fused junctions thus allowing prioritization of circRNA candidates. We applied Circ-Seq first to RNA-sequence data from breast cancer cell lines and validated one of the large circRNAs identified...
November 5, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825805/humanku70-protein-binds-hairpin-rna-and-double-stranded-dna-through-two-different-sites
#18
Andrey N Anisenko, Ekaterina S Knyazhanskaya, Timofey S Zatsepin, Marina B Gottikh
Human protein Ku usually functions in the cell as a complex of two subunits, Ku70 and Ku80. The Ku heterodimer plays a key role in the non-homologous end joining DNA repair pathway by specifically recognizing the DNA ends at the site of the lesion. The binding of the Ku heterodimer to DNA has been well-studied, and its interactions with RNA have been also described. However, Ku70 subunit is known to have independent DNA binding capability, which is less characterized. RNA binding properties of Ku70 have not been yet specially studied...
November 4, 2016: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822856/in-situ-single-molecule-rna-genotyping-using-padlock-probes-and-rolling-circle-amplification
#19
Tomasz Krzywkowski, Thomas Hauling, Mats Nilsson
Present-day techniques allow for massively parallel and high-throughput characterization of the somatic mutation status of samples. Most of these assays rely on whole specimen extracts, where heterogeneous spatial context of the specimen is lost. This chapter describes an up-to-date protocol for multiplexed, in situ genotyping of RNA in preserved tissue and cell lines, using padlock probes and rolling circle amplification. The presented approach allows for automated quantification of mRNA expression and mutation status, in single cells or in designated specimen areas...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822460/the-transcriptome-of-exophiala-dermatitidis-during-ex-vivo-skin-model-infection
#20
Caroline Poyntner, Barbara Blasi, Elsa Arcalis, Ursula Mirastschijski, Katja Sterflinger, Hakim Tafer
The black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis is a widespread polyextremophile and human pathogen, that is found in extreme natural habitats and man-made environments such as dishwashers. It can cause various diseases ranging from phaeohyphomycosis and systemic infections, with fatality rates reaching 40%. While the number of cases in immunocompromised patients are increasing, knowledge of the infections, virulence factors and host response is still scarce. In this study, for the first time, an artificial infection of an ex-vivo skin model with Exophiala dermatitidis was monitored microscopically and transcriptomically...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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