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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150703/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-the-mechanism-of-fungicidal-of-thymol-against-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-niveum
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Meng Zhang, Jing Ge, Xiangyang Yu
Fusarium oxysporum: f. sp. niveum (Fusarium oxysporum) causes watermelon wilt, drastically reducing its yield. Thymol (5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl) phenol, PubChem CID: 6989) has been extensively reported to have antimicrobial activity against pathogenic microorganisms. In this study, the growth of F. oxysporum was significantly inhibited by thymol in vitro. The dry weight of F. oxysporum was decreased significantly. Thymol-induced cell membrane damage was observed at 24 hpi (hours post-incubation). Therefore, the changes in the gene expression level of F...
November 17, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150295/paternal-transmission-of-early-life-traumatization-through-epigenetics-do-fathers-play-a-role
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Enrique d'Harcourt Rowold, Lara Schulze, Sandra Van der Auwera, Hans Jörgen Grabe
Traumatizing events are known to have consequences for the victim which may lead to the development of several well-known mental disorders. Recent research has shown that traumatic events may affect not only the victims' lives, but also that of their progeny. It is generally accepted that this transmission of trauma occurs through parental behavior; however as has been recently discovered, the effects of trauma may also be inherited due to induced alterations in gene expression. These changes, so called epigenetic modifications, illuminate the interaction between genes and the environment...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149287/genomic-and-epigenomic-immunity-in-common-bean-the-unusual-features-of-nb-lrr-gene-family
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Manon M S Richard, Ariane Gratias, Vincent Thareau, Kyung Do Kim, Sandrine Balzergue, Johann Joets, Scott A Jackson, Valérie Geffroy
In plants, a key class of genes comprising most of disease resistance (R) genes encodes Nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NL) proteins. Access to common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) genome sequence provides unparalleled insight into the organization and evolution of this large gene family (∼400 NL) in this important crop. As observed in other plant species, most common bean NL are organized in cluster of genes. However, a particularity of common bean is that these clusters are often located in subtelomeric regions close to terminal knobs containing the satellite DNA khipu...
November 15, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149060/epigenetic-regulation-of-viral-biological-processes
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REVIEW
Lata Balakrishnan, Barry Milavetz
It is increasingly clear that DNA viruses exploit cellular epigenetic processes to control their life cycles during infection. This review will address epigenetic regulation in members of the polyomaviruses, adenoviruses, human papillomaviruses, hepatitis B, and herpes viruses. For each type of virus, what is known about the roles of DNA methylation, histone modifications, nucleosome positioning, and regulatory RNA in epigenetic regulation of the virus infection will be discussed. The mechanisms used by certain viruses to dysregulate the host cell through manipulation of epigenetic processes and the role of cellular cofactors such as BRD4 that are known to be involved in epigenetic regulation of host cell pathways will also be covered...
November 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147491/augmented-expression-levels-of-lncrnas-eccebpa-and-uca1-in-gastric-cancer-tissues-and-their-clinical-significance
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Mojdeh Nasrollahzadeh-Khakiani, Modjtaba Emadi-Baygi, Parvaneh Nikpour
Objectives: As the second cause of cancer death, gastric cancer (GC) is one of the eminent dilemmas all over the world, therefore investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in this cancer is pivotal. Unrestricted proliferation is one of the characteristics of cancerous cells, which is due to deficiency in cell regulatory systems. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as critical regulators of the epigenome. lncRNA extra coding CEBPA (ecCEBPA) is involved in DNA methylation...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147024/comparison-of-r-ketamine-and-lanicemine-on-depression-like-phenotype-and-abnormal-composition-of-gut-microbiota-in-a-social-defeat-stress-model
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Youge Qu, Chun Yang, Qian Ren, Min Ma, Chao Dong, Kenji Hashimoto
Accumulating evidence suggests a key role of the gut-microbiota-brain axis in the antidepressant actions of certain compounds. Ketamine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antagonist, showed rapid and sustained antidepressant effects in treatment-resistant depressed patients. In contrast, another NMDAR antagonist, lanicemine, did not exhibit antidepressant effects in such patients. (R)-ketamine, the (R)-enantiomer of ketamine, has rapid-acting and long-lasting antidepressant effects in rodent models of depression...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
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Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142821/tet-on-lentiviral-transductants-lose-inducibility-when-silenced-for-extended-intervals-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
#8
Yang Yu, Michelle Montag Lowy, Randolph C Elble
Silencing of virally transduced genes by promoter methylation and histone deacetylation has been a chronic problem both experimentally and therapeutically. We observed frequent silencing of the tetracycline-inducible Tet-On promoter borne by the Tripz lentivirus in mammary epithelial cell lines. We found that silencing could be prevented by continuous induction, but uninduced Tet-On gradually became uninducible, suggesting promoter modification. Accordingly, silencing was reversible by a common inhibitor of histone deacetylases, sodium butyrate...
December 2016: Metabolic Engineering Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142228/genome-wide-mapping-of-genetic-determinants-influencing-dna-methylation-and-gene-expression-in-human-hippocampus
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Herbert Schulz, Ann-Kathrin Ruppert, Stefan Herms, Christiane Wolf, Nazanin Mirza-Schreiber, Oliver Stegle, Darina Czamara, Andreas J Forstner, Sugirthan Sivalingam, Susanne Schoch, Susanne Moebus, Benno Pütz, Axel Hillmer, Nadine Fricker, Hartmut Vatter, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Markus M Nöthen, Albert J Becker, Per Hoffmann, Thomas Sander, Sven Cichon
Emerging evidence emphasizes the strong impact of regulatory genomic elements in neurodevelopmental processes and the complex pathways of brain disorders. The present genome-wide quantitative trait loci analyses explore the cis-regulatory effects of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on DNA methylation (meQTL) and gene expression (eQTL) in 110 human hippocampal biopsies. We identify cis-meQTLs at 14,118 CpG methylation sites and cis-eQTLs for 302 3'-mRNA transcripts of 288 genes. Hippocampal cis-meQTL-CpGs are enriched in flanking regions of active promoters, CpG island shores, binding sites of the transcription factor CTCF and brain eQTLs...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141011/nucleotide-patterns-aiding-in-prediction-of-eukaryotic-promoters
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Martin Triska, Victor Solovyev, Ancha Baranova, Alexander Kel, Tatiana V Tatarinova
Computational analysis of promoters is hindered by the complexity of their architecture. In less studied genomes with complex organization, false positive promoter predictions are common. Accurate identification of transcription start sites and core promoter regions remains an unsolved problem. In this paper, we present a comprehensive analysis of genomic features associated with promoters and show that probabilistic integrative algorithms-driven models allow accurate classification of DNA sequence into "promoters" and "non-promoters" even in absence of the full-length cDNA sequences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140303/two-cycloartenol-synthases-for-phytosterol-biosynthesis-in-polygala-tenuifolia-willd
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Mei Lan Jin, Woo Moon Lee, Ok Tae Kim
Oxidosqualene cyclases (OSCs) are enzymes that play a key role in control of the biosynthesis of phytosterols and triterpene saponins. In order to uncover OSC genes from Polygala tenuifolia seedlings induced by methyl jasmonate (MeJA), RNA-sequencing analysis was performed using the Illumina sequencing platform. A total of 148,488,632 high-quality reads from two samples (control and the MeJA treated) were generated. We screened genes related to phytosterol and triterpene saponin biosynthesis and analyzed the transcriptional changes of differentially expressed unigene (DEUG) values calculated by fragments per kilobase million (FPKM)...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140168/revisiting-the-roles-of-tobamovirus-replicase-complex-proteins-in-viral-replication-and-silencing-suppression
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Nachelli Malpica-López, Rajendran Rajeswaran, Daria Beknazariants, Jonathan Seguin, Victor Golyaev, Laurent Farinelli, Mikhail M Pooggin
Tobamoviral replicase possesses an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RDR) domain and is translated from genomic (g)RNA via a stop codon readthrough mechanism at a one-to-ten ratio relative to a shorter protein lacking the RDR domain. The two proteins share methyltransferase and helicase domains and form a heterodimer implicated in gRNA replication. The shorter protein is also implicated in suppressing RNA silencing-based antiviral defenses. Using a stop codon mutant of Oilseed rape mosaic tobamovirus (ORMV), we demonstrate that the readthrough replicase (p182) is sufficient for gRNA replication and for subgenomic RNA transcription during systemic infection in Nicotiana benthamiana and Arabidopsis thaliana...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135014/25-years-and-still-going-strong-2-o-pyren-1-yl-methylribonucleotides-versatile-building-blocks-for-applications-in-molecular-biology-diagnostics-and-materials-science
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REVIEW
Patrick J Hrdlicka, Saswata Karmakar
Oligonucleotides (ONs) modified with 2'-O-(pyren-1-yl)methylribonucleotides have been explored for a range of applications in molecular biology, nucleic acid diagnostics, and materials science for more than 25 years. The first part of this review provides an overview of synthetic strategies toward 2'-O-(pyren-1-yl)methylribonucleotides and is followed by a summary of biophysical properties of nucleic acid duplexes modified with these building blocks. Insights from structural studies are then presented to rationalize the reported properties...
November 14, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134693/microglia-from-offspring-of-dams-with-allergic-asthma-exhibit-epigenomic-alterations-in-genes-dysregulated-in-autism
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Annie Vogel Ciernia, Milo Careaga, Janine M LaSalle, Paul Ashwood
Dysregulation in immune responses during pregnancy increases the risk of a having a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases among pregnant women, and symptoms often worsen during pregnancy. We recently developed a mouse model of maternal allergic asthma (MAA) that induces changes in sociability, repetitive, and perseverative behaviors in the offspring. Since epigenetic changes help a static genome adapt to the maternal environment, activation of the immune system may epigenetically alter fetal microglia, the brain's resident immune cells...
November 14, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133016/dynamic-transcriptional-control-of-macrophage-mirna-signature-via-inflammation-responsive-enhancers-revealed-using-a-combination-of-next-generation-sequencing-based-approaches
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Zsolt Czimmerer, Attila Horvath, Bence Daniel, Gergely Nagy, Ixchelt Cuaranta-Monroy, Mate Kiss, Zsuzsanna Kolostyak, Szilard Poliska, Laszlo Steiner, Nikolas Giannakis, Tamas Varga, Laszlo Nagy
MicroRNAs are important components of the post-transcriptional fine-tuning of macrophage gene expression in physiological and pathological conditions. However, the mechanistic underpinnings and the cis-acting genomic factors of how macrophage polarizing signals induce miRNA expression changes are not well characterized. Therefore, we systematically evaluated the transcriptional basis underlying the inflammation-mediated regulation of macrophage microRNome using the combination of different next generation sequencing datasets...
November 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132307/involvement-of-lemdr-an-atp-binding-cassette-protein-gene-in-shikonin-transport-and-biosynthesis-in-lithospermum-erythrorhizon
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Yu Zhu, Gui-Hua Lu, Zhuo-Wu Bian, Feng-Yao Wu, Yan-Jun Pang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Rong-Wu Yang, Cheng-Yi Tang, Jin-Liang Qi, Yong-Hua Yang
BACKGROUND: Shikonin is a naphthoquinone secondary metabolite with important medicinal value and is found in Lithospermum erythrorhizon. Considering the limited knowledge on the membrane transport mechanism of shikonin, this study investigated such molecular mechanism. RESULTS: We successfully isolated an ATP-binding cassette protein gene, LeMDR, from L. erythrorhizon. LeMDR is predominantly expressed in L. erythrorhizon roots, where shikonin accumulated. Functional analysis of LeMDR by using the yeast cell expression system revealed that LeMDR is possibly involved in the shikonin efflux transport...
November 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132294/artificial-selection-for-odor-guided-behavior-in-drosophila-reveals-changes-in-food-consumption
#17
Elizabeth B Brown, Cody Patterson, Rayanne Pancoast, Stephanie M Rollmann
BACKGROUND: The olfactory system enables organisms to detect chemical cues in the environment and can signal the availability of food or the presence of a predator. Appropriate behavioral responses to these chemical cues are therefore important for organismal survival and can influence traits such as organismal life span and food consumption. However, understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying odor-guided behavior, correlated responses in other traits, and how these constrain or promote their evolution, remain an important challenge...
November 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131848/high-throughput-m6a-seq-reveals-rna-m6a-methylation-patterns-in-the-chloroplast-and-mitochondria-transcriptomes-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
#18
Zegang Wang, Kai Tang, Dayong Zhang, Yizhen Wan, Yan Wen, Quanyou Lu, Lei Wang
This study is the first to comprehensively characterize m6A patterns in the Arabidopsis chloroplast and mitochondria transcriptomes based on our open accessible data deposited in NCBI's Gene Expression Omnibus with GEO Series accession number of GSE72706. Over 86% of the transcripts were methylated by m6A in the two organelles. Over 550 and 350 m6A sites were mapped, with ~5.6 to ~5.8 and ~4.6 to ~4.9 m6A sites per transcript, to the chloroplast and mitochondria genome, respectively. The overall m6A methylation extent in the two organelles was greatly higher than that in the nucleus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130202/optimizing-molecular-beacons-for-intracellular-analysis-of-rna
#19
Mingming Chen, Yantao Yang, Christopher J Krueger, Antony K Chen
Conventional molecular beacons (MBs) have been used extensively for imaging specific endogenous RNAs in living cells, but their tendency to generate false-positive signals as a result of nuclease degradation and/or nonspecific binding limits sensitive and accurate imaging of intracellular RNAs. In an attempt to overcome this limitation, MBs have been synthesized with various chemically modified oligonucleotide backbones to confer greater biostability. We have recently developed a new MB architecture composed of 2'-O-methyl RNA (2Me), a fully phosphorothioate (PS) modified loop domain and a phosphodiester stem (2Me/PSLOOP MB)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130188/quantification-of-2-o-me-residues-in-rna-using-next-generation-sequencing-illumina-ribomethseq-protocol
#20
Lilia Ayadi, Yuri Motorin, Virginie Marchand
RNA 2'-O-methylation is one of the ubiquitous nucleotide modifications found in many RNA types from bacteria, archaea, and eukarya. We and others have recently published accurate and sensitive detection of these modifications on native RNA at a single base resolution by high-throughput sequencing technologies. Relative quantification of these modifications is still under progress and would probably reduce the number of false positives due to 3D RNA structure. Therefore, here, we describe a reliable and optimized protocol for quantification of 2'-O-Methylations based on alkaline fragmentation of RNA coupled to a commonly used ligation approach followed by Illumina sequencing...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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