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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821592/global-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-response-to-whole-chromosome-aneuploidy-in-hexaploid-wheat
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Ai Zhang, Ning Li, Lei Gong, Xiaowan Gou, Bin Wang, Xin Deng, Changping Li, Qianli Dong, Huakun Zhang, Bao Liu
Aneuploidy, a condition of unbalanced chromosome content, represents a large-effect mutation that bears significant relevancy to human health and microbe adaptation. As such, extensive studies of aneuploidy have been conducted in unicellular model organisms and cancer cells. Aneuploidy also frequently is associated with plant polyploidization, but its impact on gene expression and relevance to polyploid genome evolution/functional innovation remain largely unknown. Here, we used a panel of diverse types of whole-chromosome aneuploidy of hexaploid wheat, all under the common genetic background of cv...
August 18, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818369/brassinosteroid-and-gibberellin-control-of-seedling-traits-in-maize-zea-mays-l
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Songlin Hu, Darlene L Sanchez, Cuiling Wang, Alexander E Lipka, Yanhai Yin, Candice A C Gardner, Thomas Lübberstedt
In this study, we established two doubled haploid (DH) libraries with a total of 207 DH lines. We applied BR and GA inhibitors to all DH lines at seedling stage and measured seedling BR and GA inhibitor responses. Moreover, we evaluated field traits for each DH line (untreated). We conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) with 62,049 genome wide SNPs to explore the genetic control of seedling traits by BR and GA. In addition, we correlate seedling stage hormone inhibitor response with field traits. Large variation for BR and GA inhibitor response and field traits was observed across these DH lines...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813410/identification-of-cmtm6-and-cmtm4-as-pd-l1-protein-regulators
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Riccardo Mezzadra, Chong Sun, Lucas T Jae, Raquel Gomez-Eerland, Evert de Vries, Wei Wu, Meike E W Logtenberg, Maarten Slagter, Elisa A Rozeman, Ingrid Hofland, Annegien Broeks, Hugo M Horlings, Lodewyk F A Wessels, Christian U Blank, Yanling Xiao, Albert J R Heck, Jannie Borst, Thijn R Brummelkamp, Ton N M Schumacher
The clinical benefit for patients with diverse types of metastatic cancers that has been observed upon blockade of the interaction between PD-1 and PD-L1 has highlighted the importance of this inhibitory axis in the suppression of tumour-specific T-cell responses. Notwithstanding the key role of PD-L1 expression by cells within the tumour micro-environment, our understanding of the regulation of the PD-L1 protein is limited. Here we identify, using a haploid genetic screen, CMTM6, a type-3 transmembrane protein of previously unknown function, as a regulator of the PD-L1 protein...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808015/a-p53-dependent-response-limits-the-viability-of-mammalian-haploid-cells
#4
Teresa Olbrich, Cristina Mayor-Ruiz, Maria Vega-Sendino, Carmen Gomez, Sagrario Ortega, Sergio Ruiz, Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo
The recent development of haploid cell lines has facilitated forward genetic screenings in mammalian cells. These lines include near-haploid human cell lines isolated from a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia (KBM7 and HAP1), as well as haploid embryonic stem cells derived from several organisms. In all cases, haploidy was shown to be an unstable state, so that cultures of mammalian haploid cells rapidly become enriched in diploids. Here we show that the observed diploidization is due to a proliferative disadvantage of haploid cells compared with diploid cells...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807002/high-resolution-measurement-of-duf1220-domain-copy-number-from-whole-genome-sequence-data
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David P Astling, Ilea E Heft, Kenneth L Jones, James M Sikela
BACKGROUND: DUF1220 protein domains found primarily in Neuroblastoma BreakPoint Family (NBPF) genes show the greatest human lineage-specific increase in copy number of any coding region in the genome. There are 302 haploid copies of DUF1220 in hg38 (~160 of which are human-specific) and the majority of these can be divided into 6 different subtypes (referred to as clades). Copy number changes of specific DUF1220 clades have been associated in a dose-dependent manner with brain size variation (both evolutionarily and within the human population), cognitive aptitude, autism severity, and schizophrenia severity...
August 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806927/mapping-of-a-major-qtl-for-salt-tolerance-of-mature-field-grown-maize-plants-based-on-snp-markers
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Meijie Luo, Yanxin Zhao, Ruyang Zhang, Jinfeng Xing, Minxiao Duan, Jingna Li, Naishun Wang, Wenguang Wang, Shasha Zhang, Zhihui Chen, Huasheng Zhang, Zi Shi, Wei Song, Jiuran Zhao
BACKGROUND: Salt stress significantly restricts plant growth and production. Maize is an important food and economic crop but is also a salt sensitive crop. Identification of the genetic architecture controlling salt tolerance facilitates breeders to select salt tolerant lines. However, the critical quantitative trait loci (QTLs) responsible for the salt tolerance of field-grown maize plants are still unknown. RESULTS: To map the main genetic factors contributing to salt tolerance in mature maize, a double haploid population (240 individuals) and 1317 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers were employed to produce a genetic linkage map covering 1462...
August 15, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803790/utility-of-the-cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-i-gene-for-the-diagnosis-of-toxoplasmosis-using-pcr
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Xue Feng, Kazumi Norose, Kexin Li, Kenji Hikosaka
Toxoplasmosis is caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which belongs to the phylum Apicomplexa. Since this parasite causes severe clinical symptoms in immunocompromised patients, early diagnosis of toxoplasmosis is essential. PCR is currently used for early diagnosis, but there is no consensus regarding the most effective method for amplifying Toxoplasma DNA. In this study, we considered the utility of the cytochrome c subunit I (cox1) gene, which is encoded in the mitochondrial DNA of this parasite, as a novel target of PCR for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801588/both-nuclear-size-and-dna-amount-contribute-to-midblastula-transition-timing-in-xenopus-laevis
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Predrag Jevtić, Daniel L Levy
During early Xenopus laevis embryogenesis both nuclear and cell volumes decrease with the nuclear-to-cytoplasmic (N/C) volume ratio reaching a maximum at the midblastula transition (MBT). At the MBT, embryonic transcription is upregulated and cell cycles lengthen. Early studies demonstrated a role for the DNA-to-cytoplasmic ratio in the control of MBT timing. By altering nuclear size, we previously showed that the N/C volume ratio also contributes to proper MBT timing. Here we examine the relative contributions of nuclear size and DNA amount to MBT timing by simultaneously altering nuclear size and ploidy in X...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798759/genome-size-diversity-in-lilium-liliaceae-is-correlated-with-karyotype-and-environmental-traits
#9
Yun-Peng Du, Yu Bi, Ming-Fang Zhang, Feng-Ping Yang, Gui-Xia Jia, Xiu-Hai Zhang
Genome size (GS) diversity is of fundamental biological importance. The occurrence of giant genomes in angiosperms is restricted to just a few lineages in the analyzed genome size of plant species so far. It is still an open question whether GS diversity is shaped by neutral or natural selection. The genus Lilium, with giant genomes, is phylogenetically and horticulturally important and is distributed throughout the northern hemisphere. GS diversity in Lilium and the underlying evolutionary mechanisms are poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798062/when-does-frequency-independent-selection-maintain-genetic-variation
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Sebastian Novak, Nicholas H Barton
Frequency-independent selection is generally considered as a force that acts to reduce the genetic variation in evolving populations, yet rigorous arguments for this idea are scarce. When selection fluctuates in time, it is unclear whether frequency-independent selection may maintain genetic polymorphism without invoking additional mechanisms. We show that constant frequency-independent selection with arbitrary epistasis on a well-mixed haploid population eliminates genetic variation if we assume linkage equilibrium between alleles...
August 10, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796421/novel-technologies-in-doubled-haploid-line-development
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REVIEW
Jiaojiao Ren, Penghao Wu, Benjamin Trampe, Xiaolong Tian, Shaojiang Chen, Thomas Lübberstedt
Doubled haploid (DH) technology can not only shorten the breeding process but also increase genetic gain. Haploid induction and subsequent genome doubling are the two main steps required for DH technology. Haploids have been generated through the culture of immature male and female gametophytes, and through inter- and intra- specific via chromosome elimination. Here, we focus on haploidization via chromosome elimination, especially the recent advances in centromere-mediated haploidization. Once haploids have been induced, genome doubling is needed to produce DH lines...
August 10, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794156/in-vitro-reconstitution-of-the-yeast-spore-wall-dityrosine-layer-to-disclose-the-mechanism-of-its-assembly
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Leo D Bemena, Omar Mukama, Aaron M Neiman, Zijie Li, Xiao-Dong Gao, Hideki Nakanishi
In response to nutrient starvation, diploid cells of the budding yeast <em>Saccharomyces cerevisiae</em> differentiate into a dormant form of haploid cell termed a spore. The dityrosine layer forms the outermost layer of the wall of <em>S. cerevisiae</em> spores and endows them with resistance to environmental stresses. LL-bisformyl dityrosine is the main constituent of the dityrosine layer but the mechanism of its assembly remains elusive. Here, we found that LL-bisformyl dityrosine, but not LL-dityrosine, stably associated <em>in vitro</em> with <em>dit1Δ</em> spores, which lack the dityrosine layer...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793327/qtl-mapping-for-nine-drought-responsive-agronomic-traits-in-bread-wheat-under-irrigated-and-rain-fed-environments
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Vijay Gahlaut, Vandana Jaiswal, Bhudeva S Tyagi, Gyanendra Singh, Sindhu Sareen, Harindra S Balyan, Pushpendra Kumar Gupta
In bread wheat, QTL interval mapping was conducted for nine important drought responsive agronomic traits. For this purpose, a doubled haploid (DH) mapping population derived from Kukri/Excalibur was grown over three years at four separate locations in India, both under irrigated and rain-fed environments. Single locus analysis using composite interval mapping (CIM) allowed detection of 98 QTL, which included 66 QTL for nine individual agronomic traits and 32 QTL, which affected drought sensitivity index (DSI) for the same nine traits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790549/genetic-counseling-and-prenatal-diagnosis-of-triploidy-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Milenko Kolarski, Begzudin Ahmetovic, Maja Beres, Radomir Topic, Vedran Nikic, Ivana Kavecan, Semin Sabic
INTRODUCTION: Triploidy is a lethal chromosomal numeric abnormality, characterized on extra haploid set of chromosomes. It occurs in 2 to 3% of conceptuses and accounts for approximately 20% of chromosomally abnormal first-trimester miscarriages. As such, triploidy is estimated to occur in 1 of 3,500 pregnancies at 12 weeks', 1 in 30,000 at 16 weeks', and 1 in 250,000 at 20 weeks' gestation. CASE REPORT: We present a case of second-trimester triploidy diagnosed prenataly at our center...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790200/chromosome-end-repair-and-genome-stability-in-plasmodium-falciparum
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Susannah F Calhoun, Jake Reed, Noah Alexander, Christopher E Mason, Kirk W Deitsch, Laura A Kirkman
The human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum replicates within circulating red blood cells, where it is subjected to conditions that frequently cause DNA damage. The repair of DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) is thought to rely almost exclusively on homologous recombination (HR), due to a lack of efficient nonhomologous end joining. However, given that the parasite is haploid during this stage of its life cycle, the mechanisms involved in maintaining genome stability are poorly understood. Of particular interest are the subtelomeric regions of the chromosomes, which contain the majority of the multicopy variant antigen-encoding genes responsible for virulence and disease severity...
August 8, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790145/inter-chromosomal-transfer-of-immune-regulation-during-infection-of-barley-with-the-powdery-mildew-pathogen
#16
Priyanka Surana, Ruo Xu, Gregory Fuerst, Antony Ve Chapman, Dan Nettleton, Roger P Wise
Powdery mildew pathogens colonize over 9,500 plant species, causing critical yield loss. The Ascomycete fungus, Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei (Bgh), causes powdery mildew disease in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Successful infection begins with penetration of host epidermal cells, culminating in haustorial feeding structures, facilitating delivery of fungal effectors to the plant and exchange of nutrients from host to pathogen. We used expression Quantitative Trait Locus (eQTL) analysis to dissect the temporal control of immunity-associated gene expression in a doubled haploid barley population challenged with Bgh Two highly significant regions possessing trans eQTL were identified near the telomeric ends of chromosomes 2HL and 1HS...
August 8, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789965/application-of-polyploid-adeno-associated-virus-vectors-for-transduction-enhancement-and-neutralizing-antibody-evasion
#17
Zheng Chai, Junjiang Sun, Kelly Michelle Rigsbee, Mei Wang, R Jude Samulski, Chengwen Li
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors have been used successfully in clinical trials for patients with hemophilia or blindness, but pre-existing neutralizing antibodies (Nab) are common in the general population and exclude many patients from clinical trials. Exploration of effective strategies to enhance AAV transduction and escape from Nab activity is still imperative. Previous studies have shown the compatibility of capsids from AAV serotypes and homology of recognition sites of AAV Nab located on different capsid subunits from one virion...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782559/trap-seq-an-rna-sequencing-based-pipeline-for-the-identification-of-genetrap-insertions-in-mammalian-cells
#18
Cristina Mayor-Ruiz, Orlando Dominguez, Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo
The development of haploid mammalian cell lines, coupled to next generation sequencing, has recently facilitated forward genetic screenings in mammals. For mutagenesis, retrovirus- or transposon-based genetraps are frequently used. Current methods to map genetrap insertions are based on inverse- or splinkerette-PCR, which despite their efficacy are prone to artifacts and do not provide information about expression of the targeted gene. Here, we describe a new RNA-sequencing based method (Trap(Seq)) to map genetrap insertions...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778097/progress-and-future-prospect-of-in-vitro-spermatogenesis
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REVIEW
Fahar Ibtisham, Jiang Wu, Mei Xiao, Lilong An, Zachary Banker, Aamir Nawab, Yi Zhao, Guanghui Li
Infertility has become a major health issue in the world. It affects the social life of couples and of all infertility cases; approximately 40-50% is due to "male factor" infertility. Male infertility could be due to genetic factors, environment or due to gonadotoxic treatment. Developments in reproductive biotechnology have made it possible to rescue fertility and uphold biological fatherhood. In vitro production of haploid male germ cell is a powerful tool, not only for the treatment of infertility including oligozoospermic or azoospermic patient, but also for the fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys whose gonadal function is threatened by gonadotoxic therapies...
July 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777868/-study-of-467c-t-and-745c-t-variants-of-alpha-1-3-n-acetylgalactoseaminotransferase-gene
#20
Xu Zhang, Jianping Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of alpha-1,3-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase gene variants on A antigen expression in a family where a member was suspected for a rare A3 subtype of the ABO variant. METHODS: Serological assay was carried out to determine the ABO blood group of the proband and his family members. To determine the haploid of the alpha-1,3-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase gene of the proband, DNA was extracted and genotyped with sequence-specific primer PCR (PCR-SSP) followed by direct sequencing and cloning of exons 6 and 7 of the ABO locus...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
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