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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340142/multigene-signature-for-predicting-prognosis-of-patients-with-1p19q-co-deletion-diffuse-glioma
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Xin Hu, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Siyuan Zheng, Hoon Kim, Floris Barthel, Tao Jiang, Kenneth R Hess, Roel G W Verhaak
Background.: Co-deletion of 1p and 19q marks a diffuse glioma subtype associated with relatively favorable overall survival; however, heterogeneous clinical outcomes are observed within this category. Methods.: We assembled gene expression profiles and sample annotation of 374 glioma patients carrying the 1p/19q co-deletion. We predicted 1p/19q status using gene expression when annotation was missing. A first cohort was randomly split into training (n = 170) and a validation dataset (n = 163)...
March 8, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338965/burrowers-from-the-past-mitochondrial-signatures-of-ordovician-bivalve-infaunalization
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Federico Plazzi, Guglielmo Puccio, Marco Passamonti
Bivalves and gastropods are the two largest classes of extant molluscs. Despite sharing a huge number of features, they do not share a key ecological one: gastropods are essentially epibenthic, while most bivalves are infaunal. However, this is not the ancestral bivalve condition; Cambrian forms were surface crawlers and only during the Ordovician a fundamental infaunalization process took place, leading to bivalves as we currently know them. This major ecological shift is linked to the exposure to a different redox environoments (hypoxic or anoxic) and with the Lower Devonian oxygenation event...
March 9, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337988/molecular-heterogeneity-in-major-urinary-proteins-of-mus-musculus-subspecies-potential-candidates-involved-in-speciation
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Jane L Hurst, Robert J Beynon, Stuart D Armstrong, Amanda J Davidson, Sarah A Roberts, Guadalupe Gómez-Baena, Carole M Smadja, Guila Ganem
When hybridisation carries a cost, natural selection is predicted to favour evolution of traits that allow assortative mating (reinforcement). Incipient speciation between the two European house mouse subspecies, Mus musculus domesticus and M.m.musculus, sharing a hybrid zone, provides an opportunity to understand evolution of assortative mating at a molecular level. Mouse urine odours allow subspecific mate discrimination, with assortative preferences evident in the hybrid zone but not in allopatry. Here we assess the potential of MUPs (major urinary proteins) as candidates for signal divergence by comparing MUP expression in urine samples from the Danish hybrid zone border (contact) and from allopatric populations...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337592/head-and-neck-round-cell-sarcomas-a-comparative-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-2-molecular-subsets-ewing-and-cic-rearranged-sarcomas
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Adepitan A Owosho, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph M Huryn, Lei Zhang, Christopher D M Fletcher, Cristina R Antonescu
CIC-rearranged sarcoma (CRS) is a relatively new entity defined by its pathognomonic genetic signature and undifferentiated round cell phenotype, initially grouped together with the 'Ewing sarcoma-like tumors'. However, increasing data suggest that these tumors should be regarded as a stand-alone pathologic entity. We conducted a clinicopathologic analysis on molecularly conformed Ewing sarcoma (ES) and CRS arising in the head and neck (HN) and compared to a well characterized cohort of ES and CRS from other locations...
March 23, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335819/concordance-analysis-of-microarray-studies-identifies-representative-gene-expression-changes-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-comparison-of-33-human-and-animal-studies
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Erin Oerton, Andreas Bender
BACKGROUND: As the popularity of transcriptomic analysis has grown, the reported lack of concordance between different studies of the same condition has become a growing concern, raising questions as to the representativeness of different study types, such as non-human disease models or studies of surrogate tissues, to gene expression in the human condition. METHODS: In a comparison of 33 microarray studies of Parkinson's disease, correlation and clustering analyses were used to determine the factors influencing concordance between studies, including agreement between different tissue types, different microarray platforms, and between neurotoxic and genetic disease models and human Parkinson's disease...
March 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335739/identification-of-long-non-coding-transcripts-with-feature-selection-a-comparative-study
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Giovanna M M Ventola, Teresa M R Noviello, Salvatore D'Aniello, Antonietta Spagnuolo, Michele Ceccarelli, Luigi Cerulo
BACKGROUND: The unveiling of long non-coding RNAs as important gene regulators in many biological contexts has increased the demand for efficient and robust computational methods to identify novel long non-coding RNAs from transcripts assembled with high throughput RNA-seq data. Several classes of sequence-based features have been proposed to distinguish between coding and non-coding transcripts. Among them, open reading frame, conservation scores, nucleotide arrangements, and RNA secondary structure have been used with success in literature to recognize intergenic long non-coding RNAs, a particular subclass of non-coding RNAs...
March 23, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335725/surface-layer-proteins-from-virulent-clostridium-difficile-ribotypes-exhibit-signatures-of-positive-selection-with-consequences-for-innate-immune-response
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Mark Lynch, Thomas A Walsh, Izabela Marszalowska, Andrew E Webb, Micheál MacAogain, Thomas R Rogers, Henry Windle, Dermot Kelleher, Mary J O'Connell, Christine E Loscher
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is a nosocomial pathogen prevalent in hospitals worldwide and increasingly common in the community. Sequence differences have been shown to be present in the Surface Layer Proteins (SLPs) from different C. difficile ribotypes (RT) however whether these differences influence severity of infection is still not clear. RESULTS: We used a molecular evolutionary approach to analyse SLPs from twenty-six C. difficile RTs representing different slpA sequences...
March 23, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334074/genome-wide-analysis-reveals-that-exon-methylation-facilitates-its-selective-usage-in-the-human-transcriptome
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Shengli Li, Jiwei Zhang, Shenglin Huang, Xianghuo He
DNA methylation, especially in promoter regions, is a well-characterized epigenetic marker related to gene expression regulation in eukaryotes. However, the role of intragenic DNA methylation in the usage of corresponding exons still remains elusive. In this study, we described the DNA methylome across 10 human tissues. The human genome showed both conserved and varied methylation levels among these tissues. We found that the methylation densities in promoters and first exons were negatively correlated with the corresponding gene expression level...
February 16, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331811/proteomic-analysis-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-balf-from-lung-cancer-patients-using-label-free-mass-spectrometry
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Abduladim Hmmier, Michael Emmet O'Brien, Vincent Lynch, Martin Clynes, Ross Morgan, Paul Dowling
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in both men and women throughout the world. The need to detect lung cancer at an early, potentially curable stage, is essential and may reduce mortality by 20%. The aim of this study was to identify distinct proteomic profiles in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) and plasma that are able to discriminate individuals with benign disease from those with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Using label-free mass spectrometry analysis of BALF during discovery-phase analysis, a significant number of proteins were found to have different abundance levels when comparing control to adenocarcinoma (AD) or squamous cell lung carcinoma (SqCC)...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331200/pedigree-based-genome-re-sequencing-reveals-genetic-variation-patterns-of-elite-backbone-varieties-during-modern-rice-improvement
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Xingfei Zheng, Lanzhi Li, Fan Liang, Changjun Tan, Shuzhu Tang, Sibin Yu, Ying Diao, Shuangcheng Li, Zhongli Hu
Rice breeding has achieved great productivity improvements by semi-dwarf varieties and hybrid vigour. Due to poor understanding of genetic basis of elite backbone varieties, the continuous increasing in rice yield still faces great challenges. Here, 52 elite rice varieties from three historical representative pedigrees were re-sequenced with 10.1× depth on average, and ~6.5 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were obtained. We identified thousands of low-diversity genomic regions and 0-diversity genes during breeding...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331188/seven-lncrna-mrna-based-risk-score-predicts-the-survival-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Zhi-Li Zhang, Li-Jing Zhao, Liang Chai, Shui-Hong Zhou, Feng Wang, Yan Wei, Ya-Ping Xu, Peng Zhao
Dysregulation of mRNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is one of the most important features of carcinogenesis and cancer development. However, studies integrating the expression of mRNAs and lncRNAs to predict the survival of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSC) are still limited, hitherto. In current work, we identified survival related mRNAs and lncRNAs in three datasets (TCGA dataset, E-TABM-302, GSE41613). By random forest, seven gene signatures (six mRNAs and lncRNA) were further selected to develop the risk score model...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330676/stromal-gene-expression-is-predictive-for-metastatic-primary-prostate-cancer
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Fan Mo, Dong Lin, Mandeep Takhar, Varune Rohan Ramnarine, Xin Dong, Robert H Bell, Stanislav V Volik, Kendric Wang, Hui Xue, Yuwei Wang, Anne Haegert, Shawn Anderson, Sonal Brahmbhatt, Nicholas Erho, Xinya Wang, Peter W Gout, James Morris, R Jeffrey Karnes, Robert B Den, Eric A Klein, Edward M Schaeffer, Ashley Ross, Shancheng Ren, S Cenk Sahinalp, Yingrui Li, Xun Xu, Jun Wang, Jian Wang, Martin E Gleave, Elai Davicioni, Yinghao Sun, Yuzhuo Wang, Colin C Collins
BACKGROUND: Clinical grading systems using clinical features alongside nomograms lack precision in guiding treatment decisions in prostate cancer (PCa). There is a critical need for identification of biomarkers that can more accurately stratify patients with primary PCa. OBJECTIVE: To identify a robust prognostic signature to better distinguish indolent from aggressive prostate cancer (PCa). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: To develop the signature, whole-genome and whole-transcriptome sequencing was conducted on five PCa patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models collected from independent foci of a single primary tumor and exhibiting variable metastatic phenotypes...
March 19, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327460/comprehensive-proteomic-characterization-of-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-matrices
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Héloïse Ragelle, Alexandra Naba, Benjamin L Larson, Fangheng Zhou, Miralem Prijić, Charles A Whittaker, Amanda Del Rosario, Robert Langer, Richard O Hynes, Daniel G Anderson
In the stem-cell niche, the extracellular matrix (ECM) serves as a structural support that additionally provides stem cells with signals that contribute to the regulation of stem-cell function, via reciprocal interactions between cells and components of the ECM. Recently, cell-derived ECMs have emerged as in vitro cell culture substrates to better recapitulate the native stem-cell microenvironment outside the body. Significant changes in cell number, morphology and function have been observed when mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) were cultured on ECM substrates as compared to standard tissue-culture polystyrene (TCPS)...
March 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327201/detecting-gene-signature-activation-in-breast-cancer-in-an-absolute-single-patient-manner
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E R Paquet, R Lesurf, A Tofigh, V Dumeaux, M T Hallett
BACKGROUND: The ability to reliably identify the state (activated, repressed, or latent) of any molecular process in the tumor of a patient from an individual whole-genome gene expression profile obtained from microarray or RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) promises important clinical utility. Unfortunately, all previous bioinformatics tools are only applicable in large and diverse panels of patients, or are limited to a single specific pathway/process (e.g. proliferation). METHODS: Using a panel of 4510 whole-genome gene expression profiles from 10 different studies we built and selected models predicting the activation status of a compendium of 1733 different biological processes...
March 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327131/transcriptome-analysis-of-pancreatic-cells-across-distant-species-highlights-novel-important-regulator-genes
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Estefania Tarifeño-Saldivia, Arnaud Lavergne, Alice Bernard, Keerthana Padamata, David Bergemann, Marianne L Voz, Isabelle Manfroid, Bernard Peers
BACKGROUND: Defining the transcriptome and the genetic pathways of pancreatic cells is of great interest for elucidating the molecular attributes of pancreas disorders such as diabetes and cancer. As the function of the different pancreatic cell types has been maintained during vertebrate evolution, the comparison of their transcriptomes across distant vertebrate species is a means to pinpoint genes under strong evolutionary constraints due to their crucial function, which have therefore preserved their selective expression in these pancreatic cell types...
March 21, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325871/progression-of-type-1-diabetes-from-the-prediabetic-stage-is-controlled-by-interferon-%C3%AE-signaling
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Brett S Marro, Brian C Ware, Jaroslav Zak, Juan Carlos de la Torre, Hugh Rosen, Michael B A Oldstone
Blockade of IFN-α but not IFN-β signaling using either an antibody or a selective S1PR1 agonist, CYM-5442, prevented type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the mouse Rip-LCMV T1D model. First, treatment with antibody or CYM-5442 limited the migration of autoimmune "antiself" T cells to the external boundaries around the islets and prevented their entry into the islets so they could not be positioned to engage, kill, and thus remove insulin-producing β cells. Second, CYM-5442 induced an exhaustion signature in antiself T cells by up-regulating the negative immune regulator receptor genes Pdcd1, Lag3, Ctla4, Tigit, and Btla, thereby limiting their killing ability...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325688/current-and-emerging-molecular-tests-for-human-papillomavirus-related-neoplasia-in-the-genomic-era
#17
REVIEW
Sixto M Leal, Margaret L Gulley
Laboratory tests have a key role in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven carcinomas and in guiding therapeutic interventions. An understanding of the virology, immunology, and carcinogenesis of HPV is essential for choosing appropriate diagnostic test modalities and developing new and even more effective cancer prevention strategies. HPV infects basal epithelial cells on multiple surfaces and induces carcinoma primarily in the cervix and the oropharynx. HPV types are stratified as high risk or low risk based on their carcinogenic potential, driven largely by viral interference with cell cycle regulation and the DNA damage response to promote continuous cell division while thwarting apoptosis, which enables mutation accumulation...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325448/diagnosis-of-autism-through-eeg-processed-by-advanced-computational-algorithms-a-pilot-study
#18
Enzo Grossi, Chiara Olivieri, Massimo Buscema
BACKGROUND: Multi-Scale Ranked Organizing Map coupled with Implicit Function as Squashing Time algorithm(MS-ROM/I-FAST) is a new, complex system based on Artificial Neural networks (ANNs) able to extract features of interest in computerized EEG through the analysis of few minutes of their EEG without any preliminary pre-processing. A proof of concept study previously published showed accuracy values ranging from 94%-98% in discerning subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment and/or Alzheimer's Disease from healthy elderly people...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323281/chance-and-necessity-in-the-genome-evolution-of-endosymbiotic-bacteria-of-insects
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Beatriz Sabater-Muñoz, Christina Toft, David Alvarez-Ponce, Mario A Fares
An open question in evolutionary biology is how does the selection-drift balance determine the fates of biological interactions. We searched for signatures of selection and drift in genomes of five endosymbiotic bacterial groups known to evolve under strong genetic drift. Although most genes in endosymbiotic bacteria showed evidence of relaxed purifying selection, many genes in these bacteria exhibited stronger selective constraints than their orthologs in free-living bacterial relatives. Remarkably, most of these highly constrained genes had no role in the host-symbiont interactions but were involved in either buffering the deleterious consequences of drift or other host-unrelated functions, suggesting that they have either acquired new roles or their role became more central in endosymbiotic bacteria...
March 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320913/relationship-between-cd4-regulatory-t-cells-and-anergy-in-vivo
#20
REVIEW
Lokesh A Kalekar, Daniel L Mueller
Selective suppression of effector CD4(+) T cell functions is necessary to prevent immune cell-mediated damage to healthy tissues. This appears especially true during pregnancy or in individuals predisposed to autoimmunity. Foxp3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells and induction of anergy, an acquired state of T cell functional unresponsiveness in Foxp3(-) cells, have both been implicated as mechanisms to suppress dangerous immune responses to tissue-restricted self-Ags. Anergic CD4(+) T cells and Treg cells share a number of phenotypic and mechanistic traits-including the expression of CD73 and folate receptor 4, and the epigenetic modification of Treg cell signature genes-and an interesting relationship between these two subsets has recently emerged...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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