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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087116/application-of-whole-exome-sequencing-in-elucidating-the-phenotype-and-genotype-spectrum-of-junctional-epidermolysis-bullosa-a-preliminary-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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Vamsi K Yenamandra, Shamsudheen K Vellarikkal, Manoj Kumar, Madhumita R Chowdhury, Rijith Jayarajan, Ankit Verma, Vinod Scaria, Sridhar Sivasubbu, Subrata B Ray, Amit K Dinda, Madhulika Kabra, Punit Kaur, Vinod K Sharma, Gomathy Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is a diverse group of genodermatoses associated with extreme skin fragility. Despite several well-characterized genetic studies, molecular diagnosis of this heterogeneous group is still challenging. Recent advances in the field of genomics have seen the successful implementation of whole exome sequencing (WES) as a fast and efficient diagnostic strategy in several genodermatoses. OBJECTIVE: In view of the scarcity and need of molecular studies for JEB in India, we sought to explore the potential of WES in understanding the mutational spectrum of this rare, in certain subtypes lethal, sub-group of EB...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081260/comparative-genome-sequencing-reveals-within-host-genetic-changes-in-neisseria-meningitidis-during-invasive-disease
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Johanna Klughammer, Marcus Dittrich, Jochen Blom, Vera Mitesser, Ulrich Vogel, Matthias Frosch, Alexander Goesmann, Tobias Müller, Christoph Schoen
Some members of the physiological human microbiome occasionally cause life-threatening disease even in immunocompetent individuals. A prime example of such a commensal pathogen is Neisseria meningitidis, which normally resides in the human nasopharynx but is also a leading cause of sepsis and epidemic meningitis. Using N. meningitidis as model organism, we tested the hypothesis that virulence of commensal pathogens is a consequence of within host evolution and selection of invasive variants due to mutations at contingency genes, a mechanism called phase variation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081233/differences-in-inflammatory-response-induced-by-two-representatives-of-clades-of-the-pandemic-st258-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clonal-lineage-producing-kpc-type-carbapenemases
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Giuseppe Castronovo, Ann Maria Clemente, Alberto Antonelli, Marco Maria D'Andrea, Michele Tanturli, Eloisa Perissi, Sara Paccosi, Astrid Parenti, Federico Cozzolino, Gian Maria Rossolini, Maria Gabriella Torcia
ST258-K. pneumoniae (ST258-KP) strains, the most widespread multidrug-resistant hospital-acquired pathogens, belong to at least two clades differing in a 215 Kb genomic region that includes the cluster of capsule genes. To investigate the effects of the different capsular phenotype on host-pathogen interactions, we studied representatives of ST258-KP clades, KKBO-1 and KK207-1, for their ability to activate monocytes and myeloid dendritic cells from human immune competent hosts. The two ST258-KP strains strongly induced the production of inflammatory cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081123/yersinia-enterocolitica-a-neglected-cause-of-human-enteric-infections-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Daniel Saraka, Cyril Savin, Stephane Kouassi, Bakary Cissé, Eugène Koffi, Nicolas Cabanel, Sylvie Brémont, Hortense Faye-Kette, Mireille Dosso, Elisabeth Carniel
BACKGROUND: Enteropathogenic Yersinia circulate in the pig reservoir and are the third bacterial cause of human gastrointestinal infections in Europe. In West Africa, reports of human yersiniosis are rare. This study was conducted to determine whether pathogenic Yersinia are circulating in pig farms and are responsible for human infections in the Abidjan District. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: From June 2012 to December 2013, pig feces were collected monthly in 41 swine farms of the Abidjan district...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080987/ploidy-dynamics-and-evolvability-in-fungi
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REVIEW
Noa Blutraich Wertheimer, Neil Stone, Judith Berman
Rapid responses to acute stresses are essential for stress survival and are critical to the ability of fungal pathogens to adapt to new environments or hosts. The rapid emergence of drug resistance is used as a model for how fungi adapt and survive stress conditions that inhibit the growth of progenitor cells. Aneuploidy and loss of heterozygosity (LOH), which are large-scale genome shifts involving whole chromosomes or chromosome arms, occur at higher frequency than point mutations and have the potential to mediate stress survival...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076858/non-coding-loss-of-function-variation-in-human-genomes
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Zachary Zappala, Stephen B Montgomery
Whole-genome and exome sequencing in human populations has revealed the tolerance of each gene for loss-of-function variation. By understanding this tolerance, it has become increasingly possible to identify genes that would make safe therapeutic targets and to identify rare genetic risk factors and phenotypes at the scale of individual genomes. To date, the vast majority of surveyed loss-of-function variants are in protein-coding regions of the genome mainly due to the focus on these regions by exome-based sequencing projects and their relative ease of interpretability...
2016: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074024/whole-genome-sequencing-of-invasion-resistant-cells-identifies-laminin-%C3%AE-2-as-a-host-factor-for-bacterial-invasion
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Xander M van Wijk, Simon Döhrmann, Björn M Hallström, Shangzhong Li, Bjørn G Voldborg, Brandon X Meng, Karen K McKee, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Peter D Yurchenco, Bernhard O Palsson, Nathan E Lewis, Victor Nizet, Jeffrey D Esko
: To understand the role of glycosaminoglycans in bacterial cellular invasion, xylosyltransferase-deficient mutants of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells were created using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated gene 9 (CRISPR-cas9) gene targeting. When these mutants were compared to the pgsA745 cell line, a CHO xylosyltransferase mutant generated previously using chemical mutagenesis, an unexpected result was obtained. Bacterial invasion of pgsA745 cells by group B Streptococcus (GBS), group A Streptococcus, and Staphylococcus aureus was markedly reduced compared to the invasion of wild-type cells, but newly generated CRISPR-cas9 mutants were only resistant to GBS...
January 10, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069334/prevalence-of-anal-infection-due-to-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-and-analysis-of-e2-gene-integrity-among-women-with-cervical-abnormalities
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María Del Refugio Gonzalez-Losa, Marylin Puerto-Solís, Guadalupe Ayora-Talavera, Jesús Gómez-Carvallo, Alejandra Euán-López, José I Cisneros-Cutz, Ariel Rosado-López, Jesúa Echeverría Salazar, Laura Conde-Ferráez
BACKGROUND: High-risk human papillomaviruses (HR-HPV) infection has been associated with 90% of anal cancer cases. Women with abnormal cytology are a high-risk group to develop anal neoplasia. The aim of this study is to describe the prevalence and epidemiology of HR-HPV 16, 18, 45, and 58 anal infections in women with cervical abnormalities, as well as to assess E2 gene integrity. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on 311 cervical and 311 anal samples from patients with abnormal cytology in two colposcopy clinics in Yucatan, Mexico...
January 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057681/ntcard-a-streaming-algorithm-for-cardinality-estimation-in-genomics-data
#9
Hamid Mohamadi, Hamza Khan, Inanc Birol
MOTIVATION: Many bioinformatics algorithms are designed for the analysis of sequences of some uniform length, conventionally referred to as k-mers. These include de Bruijn graph assembly methods and sequence alignment tools. An efficient algorithm to enumerate the number of unique k-mers, or even better, to build a histogram of k-mer frequencies would be desirable for these tools and their downstream analysis pipelines. Among other applications, estimated frequencies can be used to predict genome sizes, measure sequencing error rates, and tune runtime parameters for analysis tools...
January 5, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057368/genomic-translational-research-paving-the-way-to-individualized-cardiac-functional-analyses-and-personalized-cardiology
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REVIEW
Ares Pasipoularides
For most of Medicine's past, the best that physicians could do to cope with disease prevention and treatment was based on the expected response of an average patient. Currently, however, a more personalized/precise approach to cardiology and medicine in general is becoming possible, as the cost of sequencing a human genome has declined substantially. As a result, we are witnessing an era of precipitous advances in biomedicine and bourgeoning understanding of the genetic basis of cardiovascular and other diseases, reminiscent of the resurgence of innovations in physico-mathematical sciences and biology-anatomy-cardiology in the Renaissance, a parallel time of radical change and reformation of medical knowledge, education and practice...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056804/indelseek-detection-of-complex-insertions-and-deletions-from-next-generation-sequencing-data
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Chun Hang Au, Anskar Y H Leung, Ava Kwong, Tsun Leung Chan, Edmond S K Ma
BACKGROUND: Complex insertions and deletions (indels) from next-generation sequencing (NGS) data were prone to escape detection by currently available variant callers as shown by large-scale human genomics studies. Somatic and germline complex indels in key disease driver genes could be missed in NGS-based genomics studies. RESULTS: INDELseek is an open-source complex indel caller designed for NGS data of random fragments and PCR amplicons. The key differentiating factor of INDELseek is that each NGS read alignment was examined as a whole instead of "pileup" of each reference position across multiple alignments...
January 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056283/-copy-number-variants-analysis-in-whole-genome-of-patients-with-lipoma-tethered-cord-syndrome
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B Z Tao, X G Yu, C Cheng, R Zong, Z Y Zhao, L K Wang, A J Shang
Objective: To explore the abnormality of chromosomes of patients with lipoma tethered cord syndrome and the probable association between Copy Number Variations (CNV) and lipoma tethered cord syndrome. Methods: By using the Agilent SurePrint G3 Human CGH 8×60K Microarray Kit, we performed genome-wide screening for CNV on 11 patients with lipoma tethered cord syndrome adopted by the Neurosurgery Department of Chinese PLA General Hospital and their healthy parents from March 2015 to May 2015. We analyze CNVs got by the kit against the gene databases...
January 3, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055307/a-comparison-of-existing-global-dna-methylation-assays-to-low-coverage-whole-genome-bisulfite-sequencing-for-epidemiological-studies
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Florence K Crary-Dooley, Mitchell E Tam, Keith W Dunaway, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Rebecca J Schmidt, Janine M LaSalle
DNA methylation is an epigenetic mark at the interface of genetic and environmental factors relevant to human disease. Quantitative assessments of global DNA methylation levels have therefore become important tools in epidemiology research, particularly for understanding effects of environmental exposures in complex diseases. Among the available methods of quantitative DNA methylation measurements, bisulfite sequencing is considered the gold standard, but whole-genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) has previously been considered too costly for epidemiology studies with high sample numbers...
January 5, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052964/whole-genome-bisulfite-sequencing-of-human-pancreatic-islets-reveals-novel-differentially-methylated-regions-in-type-2-diabetes-pathogenesis
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Petr Volkov, Karl Bacos, Jones K Ofori, Jonathan Lou S Esguerra, Lena Eliasson, Tina Rönn, Charlotte Ling
Current knowledge about the role of epigenetics in type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains limited. Only a few studies have investigated DNA methylation of selected candidate genes or a very small fraction of genomic CpG sites in human pancreatic islets, the tissue of primary pathogenic importance for diabetes. Our aim was to characterize the whole-genome DNA methylation landscape in human pancreatic islets, to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in diabetic islets, and to investigate the function of DMRs in islet biology...
January 4, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051992/clostridium-sphenoides-chronic-osteomyelitis-diagnosed-via-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-conflicting-with-16s-rrna-sequencing-but-confirmed-by-whole-genome-sequencing
#15
Matthew J Perkins, Erik Snesrud, Patrick McGann, Christopher A Duplessis
We report a case of successful treatment of chronic osteomyelitis (emanating from contaminated soil exposure) caused by Clostridium sphenoides, an organism infrequently identified as a cause of human infection and more saliently osteomyelitis (only 1 reported case in the literature). Additional impetus for reporting this case resides in the insights gained regarding pathogen identification exploiting sophisticated molecular platforms coupled to traditional microbial culture-based methods. The fastidious nature of cultivating anaerobic organisms required initial attempts at 16S rRNA sequencing to identify a Clostridium species (Clostridium celerecrescens)...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051073/psychological-and-behavioural-impact-of-returning-personal-results-from-whole-genome-sequencing-the-healthseq-project
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Saskia C Sanderson, Michael D Linderman, Sabrina A Suckiel, Randi Zinberg, Melissa Wasserstein, Andrew Kasarskis, George A Diaz, Eric E Schadt
Providing ostensibly healthy individuals with personal results from whole-genome sequencing could lead to improved health and well-being via enhanced disease risk prediction, prevention, and diagnosis, but also poses practical and ethical challenges. Understanding how individuals react psychologically and behaviourally will be key in assessing the potential utility of personal whole-genome sequencing. We conducted an exploratory longitudinal cohort study in which quantitative surveys and in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted before and after personal results were returned to individuals who underwent whole-genome sequencing...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049430/spread-of-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-st117-o78-h4-in-nordic-broiler-production
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Troels Ronco, Marc Stegger, Rikke Heidemann Olsen, Camilla Sekse, Anne Bang Nordstoga, Tarja Pohjanvirta, Berit Lilje, Ulrike Lyhs, Paal Skytt Andersen, Karl Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli infections known as colibacillosis constitute a considerable challenge to poultry farmers worldwide, in terms of decreased animal welfare and production economy. Colibacillosis is caused by avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC). APEC strains are extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli and have in general been characterized as being a genetically diverse population. In the Nordic countries, poultry farmers depend on import of Swedish broiler breeders which are part of a breeding pyramid...
January 3, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049429/jacusa-site-specific-identification-of-rna-editing-events-from-replicate-sequencing-data
#18
Michael Piechotta, Emanuel Wyler, Uwe Ohler, Markus Landthaler, Christoph Dieterich
BACKGROUND: RNA editing is a co-transcriptional modification that increases the molecular diversity, alters secondary structure and protein coding sequences by changing the sequence of transcripts. The most common RNA editing modification is the single base substitution (A→I) that is catalyzed by the members of the Adenosine deaminases that act on RNA (ADAR) family. Typically, editing sites are identified as RNA-DNA-differences (RDDs) in a comparison of genome and transcriptome data from next-generation sequencing experiments...
January 3, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046008/cell-free-dna-provides-a-good-representation-of-the-tumor-genome-despite-its-biased-fragmentation-patterns
#19
Xiangyuan Ma, Liangjun Zhu, Xue Wu, Hua Bao, Xiaonan Wang, Zhili Chang, Yang W Shao, Zhenxin Wang
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is short, extracellular, fragmented double-stranded DNA found in plasma. Plasma of patients with solid tumor has been found to show significantly increased quantities of cfDNA. Although currently poorly understood, the mechanism of cfDNA generation is speculated to be a product of genomic DNA fragmentation during cellular apoptosis and necrosis. Sequencing of cfDNA with tumor origin has identified tumor biomarkers, elucidating molecular pathology and assisting in accurate diagnosis. In this study, we performed whole-genome sequencing ofcfDNA samples with matching tumor and whole blood samples from five patients diagnosed with stage IV gastric or lung cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040747/statistical-method-evaluation-for-differentially-methylated-cpgs-in-base-resolution-next-generation-dna-sequencing-data
#20
Yun Zhang, Saurabh Baheti, Zhifu Sun
High-throughput bisulfite methylation sequencing such as reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS), Agilent SureSelect Human Methyl-Seq (Methyl-seq) or whole-genome bisulfite sequencing is commonly used for base resolution methylome research. These data are represented either by the ratio of methylated cytosine versus total coverage at a CpG site or numbers of methylated and unmethylated cytosines. Multiple statistical methods can be used to detect differentially methylated CpGs (DMCs) between conditions, and these methods are often the base for the next step of differentially methylated region identification...
December 31, 2016: Briefings in Bioinformatics
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