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Eva Pampouille, Cécile Berri, Simon Boitard, Christelle Hennequet-Antier, Stéphane A Beauclercq, Estelle Godet, Christophe Praud, Yves Jégo, Elisabeth Le Bihan-Duval
BACKGROUND: White striping (WS) is an emerging muscular defect occurring on breast and thigh muscles of broiler chickens. It is characterized by the presence of white striations parallel to the muscle fibers and has significant consequences for meat quality. The etiology of WS remains poorly understood, even if previous studies demonstrated that the defect prevalence is related to broiler growth and muscle development. Moreover, recent studies showed moderate to high heritability values of WS, which emphasized the role of genetics in the expression of the muscle defect...
March 20, 2018: BMC Genomics
Patricia L Hall, Christina Lam, John J Alexander, Ghazia Asif, Gerard T Berry, Carlos Ferreira, Hudson H Freeze, William A Gahl, Kim K Nickander, Jon D Sharer, Caroline M Watson, Lynne Wolfe, Kimiyo M Raymond
N-glycanase deficiency (NGLY1 deficiency, NGLY1-CDDG), the first autosomal recessive congenital disorder of N-linked deglycosylation (CDDG), is caused by pathogenic variants in NGLY1. The majority of affected individuals have been identified using exome or genome sequencing. To date, no reliable, clinically available biomarkers have been identified. Urine oligosaccharide analysis was included as part of a routine evaluation for possible biomarkers in patients with confirmed NGLY1-CDDG. During the qualitative review of oligosaccharide profiles by an experienced laboratory director an abnormal analyte with a proposed structure of Neu5Ac1Hex1GlcNAc1-Asn was identified in NGLY1-CDDG patient urine samples...
March 10, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
D P Berry, A O'Brien, J O'Donovan, N McHugh, E Wall, S Randles, K McDermott, R E O'Connor, M A Patil, J Ho, A Kennedy, N Byrne, D C Purfield
Early detection of karyotype abnormalities, including aneuploidy, could aid producers in identifying animals which, for example, would not be suitable candidate parents. Genome-wide genetic marker data in the form of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are now being routinely generated on animals. The objective of the present study was to describe the statistics that could be generated from the allele intensity values from such SNP data to diagnose karyotype abnormalities; of particular interest was whether detection of aneuploidy was possible with both commonly used genotyping platforms in agricultural species, namely the Applied BiosystemsTM AxiomTM and the Illumina platform...
March 15, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Francisco Infante
Coffee (Coffea arabica and C. canephora) is one of the most widely traded agricultural commodities and the main cash crop in ca. 80 tropical countries. Among the factors that limit coffee production, the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) has been considered the main insect pest, causing losses of over US$500 million dollars annually. Control of this pest has been hindered by two main factors: the cryptic nature of the insect (i.e., protected inside the coffee berry), and the availability of coffee berries in the field allowing the survival of the pest from one generation to the next...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Margaret O Akinhanmi, Joanna M Biernacka, Stephen M Strakowski, Susan L McElroy, Joyce E Balls Berry, Kathleen R Merikangas, Shervin Assari, Melvin G McInnis, Thomas G Schulze, Marion LeBoyer, Carol Tamminga, Christi Patten, Mark A Frye
OBJECTIVES: Health disparities between individuals of African and European ancestry are well documented. The disparities in bipolar disorder may be driven by racial bias superimposed on established factors contributing to misdiagnosis, including: evolving empirically based diagnostic criteria (International Classification of Diseases [ICD], Research Diagnostic Criteria [RDC] and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual [DSM]), multiple symptom domains (i.e. mania, depression and psychosis), and multimodal medical and additional psychiatric comorbidity...
March 12, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
Caroline Vincent, Valentine Usongo, Chrystal Berry, Denise M Tremblay, Sylvain Moineau, Khadidja Yousfi, Florence Doualla-Bell, Eric Fournier, Céline Nadon, Lawrence Goodridge, Sadjia Bekal
Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg (S. Heidelberg) is one of the top serovars causing human salmonellosis. This serovar ranks second and third among serovars that cause human infections in Québec and Canada, respectively, and has been associated with severe infections. Traditional typing methods such as PFGE do not display adequate discrimination required to resolve outbreak investigations due to the low level of genetic diversity of isolates belonging to this serovar. This study evaluates the ability of four whole genome sequence (WGS)-based typing methods to differentiate among 145 S...
August 2018: Food Microbiology
Anna M Stewart-Ibarra, Sadie J Ryan, Aileen Kenneson, Christine A King, Mark Abbott, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, Efraín Beltrán-Ayala, Mercy J Borbor-Cordova, Washington B Cárdenas, Cinthya Cueva, Julia L Finkelstein, Christina D Lupone, Richard G Jarman, Irina Maljkovic Berry, Saurabh Mehta, Mark Polhemus, Mercy Silva, Timothy P Endy
Here, we report the findings from the first 2 years of an arbovirus surveillance study conducted in Machala, Ecuador, a dengue-endemic region (2014-2015). Patients with suspected dengue virus (DENV) infections (index cases, N = 324) were referred from five Ministry of Health clinical sites. A subset of DENV-positive index cases ( N = 44) were selected, and individuals from the index household and four neighboring homes within 200 m were recruited ( N = 400). Individuals who entered the study, other than the index cases, are referred to as associates...
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Sean Agbor-Enoh, Annette M Jackson, Ilker Tunc, Gerald J Berry, Adam Cochrane, David Grimm, Andrew Davis, Pali Shah, Anne W Brown, Yan Wang, Irina Timofte, Palak Shah, Sasha Gorham, Jennifer Wylie, Natalie Goodwin, Moon Kyoo Jang, Argit Marishta, Kenneth Bhatti, Ulgen Fideli, Yanqin Yang, Helen Luikart, Zeling Cao, Mehdi Pirooznia, Jun Zhu, Charles Marboe, Aldo Iacono, Steven D Nathan, Jonathan Orens, Hannah A Valantine, Kiran Khush
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) often progresses to poor health outcomes in lung transplant recipients (LTRs). This, combined with the relatively insensitive clinical tools used for its diagnosis (spirometry, histopathology) led us to determine whether clinical AMR is diagnosed significantly later than its pathologic onset. In this study, we leveraged the high sensitivity of donor-derived cell-free DNA (ddcfDNA), a novel genomic tool, to detect early graft injury after lung transplantation...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Aniek C Bouwman, Hans D Daetwyler, Amanda J Chamberlain, Carla Hurtado Ponce, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Flavio S Schenkel, Goutam Sahana, Armelle Govignon-Gion, Simon Boitard, Marlies Dolezal, Hubert Pausch, Rasmus F Brøndum, Phil J Bowman, Bo Thomsen, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Mogens S Lund, Bertrand Servin, Dorian J Garrick, James Reecy, Johanna Vilkki, Alessandro Bagnato, Min Wang, Jesse L Hoff, Robert D Schnabel, Jeremy F Taylor, Anna A E Vinkhuyzen, Frank Panitz, Christian Bendixen, Lars-Erik Holm, Birgit Gredler, Chris Hozé, Mekki Boussaha, Marie-Pierre Sanchez, Dominique Rocha, Aurelien Capitan, Thierry Tribout, Anne Barbat, Pascal Croiseau, Cord Drögemüller, Vidhya Jagannathan, Christy Vander Jagt, John J Crowley, Anna Bieber, Deirdre C Purfield, Donagh P Berry, Reiner Emmerling, Kay-Uwe Götz, Mirjam Frischknecht, Ingolf Russ, Johann Sölkner, Curtis P Van Tassell, Ruedi Fries, Paul Stothard, Roel F Veerkamp, Didier Boichard, Mike E Goddard, Ben J Hayes
Stature is affected by many polymorphisms of small effect in humans1 . In contrast, variation in dogs, even within breeds, has been suggested to be largely due to variants in a small number of genes2,3 . Here we use data from cattle to compare the genetic architecture of stature to those in humans and dogs. We conducted a meta-analysis for stature using 58,265 cattle from 17 populations with 25.4 million imputed whole-genome sequence variants. Results showed that the genetic architecture of stature in cattle is similar to that in humans, as the lead variants in 163 significantly associated genomic regions (P < 5 × 10-8 ) explained at most 13...
February 19, 2018: Nature Genetics
Pengfei Wang, Ling Su, Huanhuan Gao, Xilong Jiang, Xinying Wu, Yi Li, Qianqian Zhang, Yongmei Wang, Fengshan Ren
Basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors are involved in many abiotic stress responses as well as flavonol and anthocyanin biosynthesis. In grapes ( Vitis vinifera L.), flavonols including anthocyanins and condensed tannins are most abundant in the skins of the berries. Flavonols are important phytochemicals for viticulture and enology, but grape bHLH genes have rarely been examined. We identified 94 grape bHLH genes in a genome-wide analysis and performed Nr and GO function analyses for these genes...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Valentine Usongo, Chrystal Berry, Khadidja Yousfi, Florence Doualla-Bell, Genevieve Labbé, Roger Johnson, Eric Fournier, Celine Nadon, Lawrence Goodridge, Sadjia Bekal
Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg (S. Heidelberg) is one of the top serovars causing human salmonellosis. The core genome single nucleotide variant pipeline (cgSNV) is one of several whole genome based sequence typing methods used for the laboratory investigation of foodborne pathogens. SNV detection using this method requires a reference genome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the choice of the reference genome on the cgSNV-informed phylogenetic clustering and inferred isolate relationships...
2018: PloS One
Philipp Stahl, Yves Poinsignon, Pascal Pouedras, Vasilica Ciubotaru, Laurence Berry, Brinda Emu, Peter J Krause, Choukri Ben Mamoun, Emmanuel Cornillot
Background: In 2002, a previously healthy 69-year-old man travelled to France from the United States and presented to our hospital with a febrile illness that subsequently was determined to be babesiosis. The blood isolated from this patient served as a source for propagation of the Babesia microti R1 strain with subsequent sequencing and annotation of the parasite genome. Methods: Upon admission, we obtained a medical history, performed a physical examination, and examined his blood for the presence of a blood borne pathogen by microscopy, PCR and indirect immunofluorescence antibody testing...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
Silvia Dal Santo, Sara Zenoni, Marco Sandri, Gabriella De Lorenzis, Gabriele Magris, Emanuele De Paoli, Gabriele Di Gaspero, Cristian Del Fabbro, Michele Morgante, Lucio Brancadoro, Daniele Grossi, Marianna Fasoli, Paola Zuccolotto, Giovanni Battista Tornielli, Mario Pezzotti
Changes in the performance of genotypes in different environments are defined as genotype x environment (GxE) interactions. In grapevine (Vitis vinifera), complex interactions between different genotypes and climate, soil, and farming practices yield unique berry qualities. However, the molecular basis of this phenomenon remains unclear. To dissect the basis of grapevine GxE interactions, we characterized berry transcriptome plasticity, genome methylation landscape, and within-genotype allelic diversity in two genotypes, cultivated in three different environments, over two vintages...
January 30, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
James Robertson, Janet Lin, Paul N Levett, Celine Nadon, John Nash, Chrystal Berry
Here, we present the first complete genome sequence of an Escherichia coli non-O157 Shiga-toxin producing isolate, 16-9255, from serotype O121:H19. This strain is notable as a clinical case recovered from a recent Canadian flour-associated outbreak event.
January 25, 2018: Genome Announcements
Sarah Gallien, Angélique Moro, Gérald Lediguerher, Virginie Catinot, Frédéric Paboeuf, Lionel Bigault, Mustapha Berri, Phillip C Gauger, Nathalie Pozzi, Edith Authié, Nicolas Rose, Béatrice Grasland
In 2013, PED emerged for the first time in the United States (US). The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) spread quickly throughout North America. Infection with PEDV causes watery diarrhea and up to 100% mortality in piglets, particularly for highly pathogenic non-InDel strains circulating in the US. PEDV is mainly transmitted by the fecal-oral route. Transmission via the venereal route has been suspected but not previously investigated. The aim of the study was to determine if PEDV could be detected in semen from infected specific pathogen-free (SPF) boars inoculated with a PEDV US non-InDel strain suggesting venereal transmission may occur...
January 24, 2018: Veterinary Research
Xia Jiang, Paul F O'Reilly, Hugues Aschard, Yi-Hsiang Hsu, J Brent Richards, Josée Dupuis, Erik Ingelsson, David Karasik, Stefan Pilz, Diane Berry, Bryan Kestenbaum, Jusheng Zheng, Jianan Luan, Eleni Sofianopoulou, Elizabeth A Streeten, Demetrius Albanes, Pamela L Lutsey, Lu Yao, Weihong Tang, Michael J Econs, Henri Wallaschofski, Henry Völzke, Ang Zhou, Chris Power, Mark I McCarthy, Erin D Michos, Eric Boerwinkle, Stephanie J Weinstein, Neal D Freedman, Wen-Yi Huang, Natasja M Van Schoor, Nathalie van der Velde, Lisette C P G M de Groot, Anke Enneman, L Adrienne Cupples, Sarah L Booth, Ramachandran S Vasan, Ching-Ti Liu, Yanhua Zhou, Samuli Ripatti, Claes Ohlsson, Liesbeth Vandenput, Mattias Lorentzon, Johan G Eriksson, M Kyla Shea, Denise K Houston, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Yongmei Liu, Kurt K Lohman, Luigi Ferrucci, Munro Peacock, Christian Gieger, Marian Beekman, Eline Slagboom, Joris Deelen, Diana van Heemst, Marcus E Kleber, Winfried März, Ian H de Boer, Alexis C Wood, Jerome I Rotter, Stephen S Rich, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Martin den Heijer, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Alana Cavadino, Peter K Joshi, James F Wilson, Caroline Hayward, Lars Lind, Karl Michaëlsson, Stella Trompet, M Carola Zillikens, Andre G Uitterlinden, Fernando Rivadeneira, Linda Broer, Lina Zgaga, Harry Campbell, Evropi Theodoratou, Susan M Farrington, Maria Timofeeva, Malcolm G Dunlop, Ana M Valdes, Emmi Tikkanen, Terho Lehtimäki, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Mika Kähönen, Olli T Raitakari, Vera Mikkilä, M Arfan Ikram, Naveed Sattar, J Wouter Jukema, Nicholas J Wareham, Claudia Langenberg, Nita G Forouhi, Thomas E Gundersen, Kay-Tee Khaw, Adam S Butterworth, John Danesh, Timothy Spector, Thomas J Wang, Elina Hyppönen, Peter Kraft, Douglas P Kiel
Vitamin D is a steroid hormone precursor that is associated with a range of human traits and diseases. Previous GWAS of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations have identified four genome-wide significant loci (GC, NADSYN1/DHCR7, CYP2R1, CYP24A1). In this study, we expand the previous SUNLIGHT Consortium GWAS discovery sample size from 16,125 to 79,366 (all European descent). This larger GWAS yields two additional loci harboring genome-wide significant variants (P = 4.7×10-9 at rs8018720 in SEC23A, and P = 1...
January 17, 2018: Nature Communications
Ming Chen, Lixin Wan, Jiangwen Zhang, Jinfang Zhang, Lourdes Mendez, John G Clohessy, Kelsey Berry, Joshua Victor, Qing Yin, Yuan Zhu, Wenyi Wei, Pier Paolo Pandolfi
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway is frequently aberrantly activated in advanced cancers, including metastatic prostate cancer (CaP). However, activating mutations or gene rearrangements among MAPK signaling components, such as Ras and Raf, are not always observed in cancers with hyperactivated MAPK. The mechanisms underlying MAPK activation in these cancers remain largely elusive. Here we discover that genomic amplification of the PPP1CA gene is highly enriched in metastatic human CaP. We further identify an S6K/PP1α/B-Raf signaling pathway leading to activation of MAPK signaling that is antagonized by the PML tumor suppressor...
January 15, 2018: Nature Communications
Garrett E Berry, Longping V Tse
The binding and internalization of adeno-associated virus (AAV) is an important determinant of viral infectivity and tropism. The ability to dissect these two tightly connected cellular processes would allow better understanding and provide insight on virus entry and trafficking. In the following protocol, we describe a quantitative PCR (qPCR) based method to determine the amount of vector bound to the cell surface and the amount of subsequent virus internalization based on viral genome quantification. This protocol is optimized for studying AAV...
January 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
D P Berry
Adaption is a process that makes an individual or population more suited to their environment. Long-term adaptation is predicated on ample usable genetic variation. Evolutionary forces influencing the extent and dynamics of genetic variation in a population include random drift, mutation, recombination, selection, and migration; the relative importance of each differs by population (i.e., drift is likely to be more influential in smaller populations) and number of generations exposed to selection (i.e., mutation is expected to contribute substantially to genetic variability following many generations of selection)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Shuba Varshini Alampalli, Michael M Thomson, Raghavan Sampathkumar, Karthi Sivaraman, Anto Jesuraj U K J, Chirag Dhar, George D Souza, Neil Berry, Annapurna Vyakarnam
India has the third largest number of HIV-1-infected individuals accounting for approximately 2.1 million people, with a predominance of circulating subtype C strains and a low prevalence of subtype A and A1C and BC recombinant forms, identified over the past two decades. Recovery of near full-length HIV-1 genomes from a plasma source coupled with advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and development of universal methods for amplifying whole genomes of HIV-1 circulating in a target geography or population provides the opportunity for a detailed analysis of HIV-1 strain identification, evolution and dynamics...
2017: PloS One
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