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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933674/heterosis-in-hybrids-within-and-between-yeast-species
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Joana Bernardes, Rike B Stelkens, Duncan Greig
The performance of hybrids relative to their parents is an important factor in speciation research. We measured the growth of 46 Saccharomyces yeast F1 inter-specific and intra-specific hybrids, relative to the growth of each of their parents, in pairwise competition assays. We found that the growth of a hybrid relative to the average of its parents, a measure of mid-parent heterosis, correlated with the difference in parental growth relative to their hybrid, a measure of phenotypic divergence, which is consistent with simple complementation of low fitness alleles in one parent by high fitness alleles in the other...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933531/using-baseline-transcriptional-connectomes-in-rat-to-identify-genetic-pathways-associated-with-predisposition-to-complex-traits
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Laura Saba, Paula Hoffman, Boris Tabakoff
Although rat is a critical model organism in preclinical medications development, its use in systems genetics studies remains sparse. The PhenoGen database and website contain detailed information on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the rat brain, liver, heart, and brown adipose transcriptome. This database has been generated using the HXB/BXH recombinant inbred panel and is being expanded to a hybrid rat diversity panel that includes many common inbred strains as well. By using such a panel, the PhenoGen project has created a renewable and cumulative resource for the rat genomics community...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933524/a-suite-of-tools-for-biologists-that-improve-accessibility-and-visualization-of-large-systems-genetics-datasets-applications-to-the-hybrid-mouse-diversity-panel
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Christoph D Rau, Mete Civelek, Calvin Pan, Aldons J Lusis
In this chapter we address the recent explosion in large multilevel population studies such as the METSIM study in humans as well as large panels of animal models such as the Hybrid Mouse Diversity Panel or the BXD set of recombinant inbred strains. These studies have harnessed the increasing affordability of large-scale high-throughput profiling to gather massive quantities of data. These datasets, spread across different -omics levels (genome, transcriptome, etc.), different tissues (e.g. heart, plasma, bone) and different environmental factors (e...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933309/impact-of-age-and-vector-construct-on-striatal-and-nigral-transgene-expression
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Nicole K Polinski, Fredric P Manfredsson, Matthew J Benskey, D Luke Fischer, Christopher J Kemp, Kathy Steece-Collier, Ivette M Sandoval, Katrina L Paumier, Caryl E Sortwell
Therapeutic protein delivery using viral vectors has shown promise in preclinical models of Parkinson's disease (PD) but clinical trial success remains elusive. This may partially be due to a failure to include advanced age as a covariate despite aging being the primary risk factor for PD. We investigated transgene expression following intracerebral injections of recombinant adeno-associated virus pseudotypes 2/2 (rAAV2/2), 2/5 (rAAV2/5), 2/9 (rAAV2/9), and lentivirus (LV) expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) in aged versus young adult rats...
2016: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933265/multidirectional-hybrid-algorithm-for-the-split-common-fixed-point-problem-and-application-to-the-split-common-null-point-problem
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Xia Li, Meifang Guo, Yongfu Su
In this article, a new multidirectional monotone hybrid iteration algorithm for finding a solution to the split common fixed point problem is presented for two countable families of quasi-nonexpansive mappings in Banach spaces. Strong convergence theorems are proved. The application of the result is to consider the split common null point problem of maximal monotone operators in Banach spaces. Strong convergence theorems for finding a solution of the split common null point problem are derived. This iteration algorithm can accelerate the convergence speed of iterative sequence...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933199/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-repository-corticotropin-injection-in-patients-with-persistently-active-sle-results-of-a-phase-4-randomised-controlled-pilot-study
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Richard Furie, Margaret Mitrane, Enxu Zhao, Maya Das, Daner Li, Patrice M Becker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a prolonged-release formulation of a porcine adrenocorticotropic hormone analogue (repository corticotropin injection (RCI)) added to standard of care in patients requiring moderate-dose corticosteroids for symptomatic SLE. METHODS: This prospective, randomised, double-blind, phase 4, pilot study (NCT01753401) enrolled 38 patients with persistently active SLE involving skin and/or joints. Enrolled patients received RCI, 40 U daily or 80 U every other day, or volume-matched placebo gel, for 8 weeks, with dose tapering to twice weekly during weeks 5-8...
2016: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933162/photoexcited-state-properties-of-carbon-dots-from-thermally-induced-functionalization-of-carbon-nanoparticles
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Yin Hu, Mohamad M Al Awak, Fan Yang, Sijia Yan, Qingwu Xiong, Ping Wang, Yongan Tang, Liju Yang, Gregory E LeCroy, Xiaofang Hou, Christopher E Bunker, Linxi Xu, Nicholas Tomlinson, Ya-Ping Sun
Carbon dots are small carbon nanoparticles with various surface passivation schemes, in which more effective has been the deliberate chemical functionalization of the nanoparticles for brighter fluorescence emissions, though the synthesis method is more tedious and subject to some limitations in the selection of functionalization molecules. Another more popular synthesis method has been the carbonization of organic species, with the method being more efficient and versatile, but less controllable in the synthesis and for the desired dot structure and performance...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. C, Materials for Optical and Electronic Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933146/operationalising-the-lean-principles-in-maternity-service-design-using-3p-methodology
#8
Iain Smith
The last half century has seen significant changes to Maternity services in England. Though rates of maternal and infant mortality have fallen to very low levels, this has been achieved largely through hospital admission. It has been argued that maternity services may have become over-medicalised and service users have expressed a preference for more personalised care. NHS England's national strategy sets out a vision for a modern maternity service that continues to deliver safe care whilst also adopting the principles of personalisation...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933091/spatially-heterogeneous-environmental-selection-strengthens-evolution-of-reproductively-isolated-populations-in-a-dobzhansky-muller-system-of-hybrid-incompatibility
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Samuel A Cushman, Erin L Landguth
Within-species hybrid incompatibility can arise when combinations of alleles at more than one locus have low fitness but where possession of one of those alleles has little or no fitness consequence for the carriers. Limited dispersal with small numbers of mate potentials alone can lead to the evolution of clusters of reproductively isolated genotypes despite the absence of any geographical barriers or heterogeneous selection. In this paper, we explore how adding heterogeneous natural selection on the genotypes (e...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933075/a-non-specific-setaria-italica-lipid-transfer-protein-gene-plays-a-critical-role-under-abiotic-stress
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Yanlin Pan, Jianrui Li, Licong Jiao, Cong Li, Dengyun Zhu, Jingjuan Yu
Lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) are a class of cysteine-rich soluble proteins having small molecular weights. LTPs participate in flower and seed development, cuticular wax deposition, also play important roles in pathogen and abiotic stress responses. A non-specific LTP gene (SiLTP) was isolated from a foxtail millet (Setaria italica) suppression subtractive hybridization library enriched for differentially expressed genes after abiotic stress treatments. A semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR analysis showed that SiLTP was expressed in all foxtail millet tissues...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933068/mapping-quantitative-trait-loci-controlling-high-iron-and-zinc-content-in-self-and-open-pollinated-grains-of-pearl-millet-pennisetum-glaucum-l-r-br
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Sushil Kumar, Charles T Hash, Nepolean Thirunavukkarasu, Govind Singh, Vengaldas Rajaram, Abhishek Rathore, Senthilvel Senapathy, Mahesh D Mahendrakar, Rattan S Yadav, Rakesh K Srivastava
Pearl millet is a multipurpose grain/fodder crop of the semi-arid tropics, feeding many of the world's poorest and most undernourished people. Genetic variation among adapted pearl millet inbreds and hybrids suggests it will be possible to improve grain micronutrient concentrations by selective breeding. Using 305 loci, a linkage map was constructed to map QTLs for grain iron [Fe] and zinc [Zn] using replicated samples of 106 pearl millet RILs (F6) derived from ICMB 841-P3 × 863B-P2. The grains of the RIL population were evaluated for Fe and Zn content using atomic absorption spectrophotometer...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932778/expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-lncrna-small-nucleolar-rna-host-gene-1-snhg1-exacerbates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-suppressing-mir-195
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Hui Zhang, Dong Zhou, Mingang Ying, Minyong Chen, Peng Chen, Zhaoshuo Chen, Fan Zhang
BACKGROUND Aberrant expression of lncRNA has been suggested to have an association with tumorigenesis. Our study was designed to reveal the underlying connection between lncRNA SNHG1 and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) pathogenesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 122 pairs of HCC tissues (case group) and matched adjacent non-tumor liver tissues (control group) were collected for this study. RT-PCR and in situ hybridization were conducted to investigate differences in lncRNA SNHG1 expression between the case and control group...
December 9, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932758/-expressions-of-her2-and-topo-ii%C3%AE-in-breast-cancer-and-%C3%A2-its-clinical-significance
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Ping Shuai
To detect the expressions of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and Topo IIα in breast cancer, and to analyze the clinical significance of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for the anthracycline-based drugs.
 Methods: The HER2 and Topo IIα gene and protein expressions in cancer tissues from 189 patients with breast cancer were detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC). And the objective response rate (ORR) and pathological complete rate (pCR) were analyzed...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932586/nup100-regulates-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-replicative-life-span-by-mediating-the-nuclear-export-of-specific-trnas
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Christopher L Lord, Ophir Ospovat, Susan R Wente
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), which are composed of nucleoporins (Nups) and regulate transport between the nucleus and cytoplasm, significantly impact the replicative life span (RLS) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae We previously reported that deletion of the non-essential gene NUP100 increases RLS, although the molecular basis for this effect was unknown. In this study, we find that nuclear tRNA accumulation contributes to increased longevity in nup100Δ cells. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) experiments demonstrate several specific tRNAs accumulate in the nuclei of nup100Δ mutants...
December 8, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932516/global-analysis-of-regulatory-divergence-in-the-evolution-of-mouse-alternative-polyadenylation
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Mei-Sheng Xiao, Bin Zhang, Yi-Sheng Li, Qingsong Gao, Wei Sun, Wei Chen
Alternative polyadenylation (APA), which is regulated by both cis-elements and trans-factors, plays an important role in post-transcriptional regulation of eukaryotic gene expression. However, comparing to the extensively studied transcription and alternative splicing, the extent of APA divergence during evolution and the relative cis- and trans-contribution remain largely unexplored. To directly address these questions for the first time in mammals, by using deep sequencing-based methods, we measured APA divergence between C57BL/6J and SPRET/EiJ mouse strains as well as allele-specific APA pattern in their F1 hybrids...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932493/prdm9-interactions-with-other-proteins-provide-a-link-between-recombination-hotspots-and-the-chromosomal-axis-in-meiosis
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Emil D Parvanov, Hui Tian, Timothy Billings, Ruth L Saxl, Catrina Spruce, Rakesh Aithal, Lumir Krejci, Kenneth Paigen, Petko M Petkov
In mammals, meiotic recombination occurs at 1-2 kb genomic regions termed hotspots, whose positions and activities are determined by PRDM9, a DNA-binding histone methyltransferase. We now show that the KRAB domain of PRDM9 forms complexes with additional proteins to allow hotspots to proceed into the next phase of recombination. By a combination of yeast-two hybrid assay, in vitro binding, and co-immunoprecipitation from mouse spermatocytes, we identified four proteins that directly interact with PRDM9's KRAB domain, namely CXXC1, EWSR1, EHMT2, and CDYL...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932455/single-cell-profiling-reveals-that-erna-accumulation-at-enhancer-promoter-loops-is-not-required-to-sustain-transcription
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Samir Rahman, Cornelia E Zorca, Tatiana Traboulsi, Emmanuel Noutahi, Matthew R Krause, Sylvie Mader, Daniel Zenklusen
Enhancers are intergenic DNA elements that regulate the transcription of target genes in response to signaling pathways by interacting with promoters over large genomic distances. Recent studies have revealed that enhancers are bi-directionally transcribed into enhancer RNAs (eRNAs). Using single-molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization (smFISH), we investigated the eRNA-mediated regulation of transcription during estrogen induction in MCF-7 cells. We demonstrate that eRNAs are localized exclusively in the nucleus and are induced with similar kinetics as target mRNAs...
December 8, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932399/novel-hybrid-phenotype-revealed-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-a-transcription-factor-network-model-that-can-explain-tumor-heterogeneity
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Akshata R Udyavar, David J Wooten, Megan D Hoeksema, Mukesh Bansal, Andrea Califano, Lourdes Estrada, Santiago Schnell, Jonathan M Irish, Pierre P Massion, Vito Quaranta
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a devastating disease due to its propensity for early invasion and refractory relapse after initial treatment response. Although these aggressive traits have been associated with phenotypic heterogeneity, our understanding of this association remains incomplete. To fill this knowledge gap, we inferred a set of 33 transcription factors (TF) associated with gene signatures of the known neuroendocrine/epithelial (NE) and non-neuroendocrine/mesenchymal-like (ML) SCLC phenotypes...
December 8, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932382/structures-and-developmental-alterations-of-n-glycans-of-zebrafish-embryos
#19
Ken Hanzawa, Noriko Suzuki, Shunji Natsuka
Zebrafish is a model organism suitable for studying vertebrate development. We analyzed the N-glycan structures of zebrafish embryos and their alterations during zebrafish embryogenesis to obtain basic data for studying the roles of N-glycosylation. Multiple modes of high-performance liquid chromatography and multistage mass spectrometry were used for structural analysis of N-glycans. The N-glycans from deyolked embryos at 36 hours postfertilization, a mid-pharyngula stage, contained relatively higher amounts of complex- and hybrid-type glycans with LacNAc (Galβ1-4GlcNAc) and/or sialyl LacNAc without additional β1,4-Gal, which are commonly found in mammalian tissues, as well as abundant oligomannose-type glycans...
December 8, 2016: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932345/comprehensive-cognitive-assessments-are-not-necessary-for-the-identification-and-treatment-of-learning-disabilities
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REVIEW
Jack M Fletcher, Jeremy Miciak
There is considerable controversy about the necessity of cognitive assessment as part of an evaluation for learning and attention problems. The controversy should be adjudicated through an evaluation of empirical research. We review five sources of evidence commonly provided as support for cognitive assessment as part of the learning disability (LD) identification process, highlighting significant gaps in empirical research and where existing evidence is insufficient to establish the reliability and validity of cognitive assessments used in this way...
December 8, 2016: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
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