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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902190/the-effects-of-outbreeding-on-a-parasitoid-wasp-fixed-for-infection-with-a-parthenogenesis-inducing-wolbachia-symbiont
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A R I Lindsey, R Stouthamer
Trichogramma wasps can be rendered asexual by infection with the maternally inherited symbiont Wolbachia. Previous studies indicate the Wolbachia strains infecting Trichogramma wasps are host-specific, inferred by failed horizontal transfer of Wolbachia to novel Trichogramma hosts. Additionally, Trichogramma can become dependent upon their Wolbachia infection for the production of female offspring, leaving them irreversibly asexual, further linking host and symbiont. We hypothesized Wolbachia strains infecting irreversibly asexual, resistant to horizontal transfer Trichogramma would show adaptation to a particular host genetic background...
September 13, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852243/genealogy-study-of-three-generations-of-patients-with-bipolar-mood-disorder-type-i
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Bahman Salehi, Sara Khoz, Bahman Sadeghi, Manouchehr Amanat, Mona Salehi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this research is genealogy examination of three generation of bipolar mood disorder Type I patients. METHODS: Patients selected using Poisson sampling method from 100 patients with bipolar mood disorder Type I, referring to a psychiatric center of Amir Kabir Hospital of Arak, Iran. Examine issues such as physical ailments, psychological review of living and deceased family members of each patient, drawn family pedigree using pedigree chart, check the relationship of the different pattern of the autosomal dominant and recessive disease, sex-linked dominant and recessive and linked to Y chromosome have been performed on patients...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821382/sex-linked-behavior-evolution-stability-and-variability
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REVIEW
Cordelia Fine, John Dupré, Daphna Joel
Common understanding of human sex-linked behaviors is that proximal mechanisms of genetic and hormonal sex, ultimately shaped by the differential reproductive challenges of ancestral males and females, act on the brain to transfer sex-linked predispositions across generations. Here, we extend the debate on the role of nature and nurture in the development of traits in the lifetime of an individual, to their role in the cross-generation transfer of traits. Advances in evolutionary theory that posit the environment as a source of trans-generational stability, and new understanding of sex effects on the brain, suggest that the cross-generation stability of sex-linked patterns of behavior are sometimes better explained in terms of inherited socioenvironmental conditions, with biological sex fostering intrageneration variability...
July 29, 2017: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821346/sex-linked-behavior-evolution-stability-and-variability
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REVIEW
Cordelia Fine, John Dupré, Daphna Joel
Common understanding of human sex-linked behaviors is that proximal mechanisms of genetic and hormonal sex, ultimately shaped by the differential reproductive challenges of ancestral males and females, act on the brain to transfer sex-linked predispositions across generations. Here, we extend the debate on the role of nature and nurture in the development of traits in the lifetime of an individual, to their role in the cross-generation transfer of traits. Advances in evolutionary theory that posit the environment as a source of trans-generational stability, and new understanding of sex effects on the brain, suggest that the cross-generation stability of sex-linked patterns of behavior are sometimes better explained in terms of inherited socioenvironmental conditions, with biological sex fostering intrageneration variability...
September 2017: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816587/dna-methylation-independent-growth-restriction-and-altered-developmental-programming-in-a-mouse-model-of-preconception-male-alcohol-exposure
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Richard C Chang, William M Skiles, S Chronister Sarah, Haiqing Wang, Gabrielle I Sutton, Yudhishtar S Bedi, Matthew Snyder, Charles R Long, Michael C Golding
The preconception environment is a significant modifier of dysgenesis and the development of environmentally-induced disease. To date, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) have been exclusively associated with maternal exposures, yet emerging evidence suggests male-inherited alterations in the developmental program of sperm may be relevant to the growth-restriction phenotypes of this condition. Using a mouse model of voluntary consumption, we find chronic preconception male ethanol exposure associates with fetal growth restriction, decreased placental efficiency, abnormalities in cholesterol trafficking, sex-specific alterations in the genetic pathways regulating hepatic fibrosis, and disruptions in the regulation of imprinted genes...
August 17, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807754/transgenerational-effects-of-early-environmental-insults-on-aging-and-disease-incidence
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REVIEW
Mirela Ambeskovic, Tessa J Roseboom, Gerlinde A S Metz
Adverse early life experiences are major influences on developmental trajectories with potentially life-long consequences. Prenatal or early postnatal exposure to stress, undernutrition or environmental toxicants may reprogram brain development and increase risk of behavioural and neurological disorders later in life. Not only experience within a single lifetime, but also ancestral experience affects health trajectories and chances of successful aging. The central mechanism in transgenerational programming of a disease may the formation of epigenetic memory...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771244/de-novo-and-rare-inherited-copy-number-variations-in-the-hemiplegic-form-of-cerebral-palsy
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Mehdi Zarrei, Darcy L Fehlings, Karizma Mawjee, Lauren Switzer, Bhooma Thiruvahindrapuram, Susan Walker, Daniele Merico, Guillermo Casallo, Mohammed Uddin, Jeffrey R MacDonald, Matthew J Gazzellone, Edward J Higginbotham, Craig Campbell, Gabrielle deVeber, Pam Frid, Jan Willem Gorter, Carolyn Hunt, Anne Kawamura, Marie Kim, Anna McCormick, Ronit Mesterman, Dawa Samdup, Christian R Marshall, Dimitri J Stavropoulos, Richard F Wintle, Stephen W Scherer
PurposeHemiplegia is a subtype of cerebral palsy (CP) in which one side of the body is affected. Our earlier study of unselected children with CP demonstrated de novo and clinically relevant rare inherited genomic copy-number variations (CNVs) in 9.6% of participants. Here, we examined the prevalence and types of CNVs specifically in hemiplegic CP.MethodsWe genotyped 97 unrelated probands with hemiplegic CP and their parents. We compared their CNVs to those of 10,851 population controls, in order to identify rare CNVs (<0...
August 3, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768847/cross-sectional-analysis-of-a-large-cohort-with-x-linked-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-cmtx1
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Francis B Panosyan, Matilde Laura, Alexander M Rossor, Chiara Pisciotta, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Joshua Burns, Jun Li, Sabrina W Yum, Richard A Lewis, John Day, Rita Horvath, David N Herrmann, Michael E Shy, Davide Pareyson, Mary M Reilly, Steven S Scherer
OBJECTIVE: To extend the phenotypic description of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMTX1) and to draw new genotype-phenotype relationships. METHODS: Mutations in GJB1 cause the main X-linked form of CMTX (CMTX1). We report cross-sectional data from 160 patients (from 120 different families, with 89 different mutations) seen at the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium centers. RESULTS: We evaluated 87 males who had a mean age of 41 years (range 10-78 years) and 73 females who had a mean age of 46 years (range 15-84 years)...
August 29, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743543/a-recurrent-synonymous-mutation-in-the-human-androgen-receptor-gene-causing-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Rafael Loch Batista, Andresa di Santi Rodrigues, Mirian Yumie Nishi, Nathalia Lisboa Rosa Almeida Gomes, José Antonio Diniz Faria, Daniela Rodrigues de Moraes, Luciani Renata Carvalho, Elaine Maria Costa Frade, Sorahia Domenice, Berenice Bilharinho de Mendonca
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is the most common cause of 46,XY disorders of sex development (46,XY DSD). This syndrome is an X-linked inheritance disease and it is caused by mutations in the human androgen receptor (AR) gene. Non-synonymous point AR mutations are frequently described in this disease, including in the complete phenotype. We present a novel synonymous mutation in the human AR gene (c.1530C > T) in four 46,XY patients from two unrelated families associated with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659664/inherited-variation-in-cytokine-acute-phase-response-and-calcium-metabolism-genes-affects-susceptibility-to-infective-endocarditis
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Anastasia V Ponasenko, Anton G Kutikhin, Maria V Khutornaya, Natalia V Rutkovskaya, Natalia V Kondyukova, Yuri N Odarenko, Yana V Kazachek, Anna V Tsepokina, Leonid S Barbarash, Arseniy E Yuzhalin
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a septic inflammation of the endocardium. Recognition of microbial patterns, cytokine and acute phase responses, hemostasis features, and alterations in plasma lipid and calcium profile all have been reported to affect pathogenesis and clinical course of IE. Having recruited 123 patients with IE and 300 age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched healthy blood donors, we profiled their genomic DNA for 35 functionally significant polymorphisms within the 22 selected genes involved in the abovementioned pathways, with the further genetic association analysis...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566542/wolbachia-induced-meiotic-drive-and-feminization-is-associated-with-an-independent-occurrence-of-selective-mitochondrial-sweep-in-a-butterfly
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Mai Miyata, Tatsuro Konagaya, Kenji Yukuhiro, Masashi Nomura, Daisuke Kageyama
Maternally inherited Wolbachia endosymbionts manipulate arthropod reproduction in various ways. In the butterfly Eurema mandarina, a cytoplasmic incompatibility-inducing Wolbachia strain wCI and the associated mtDNA haplotypes are known to originate from the sister species Eurema hecabe, which offered a good case study for microbe-mediated hybrid introgression. Besides wCI, some females with the Z0 karyotype harbour a distinct Wolbachia strain wFem, which causes all-female production by meiotic drive and feminization...
May 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534046/genetic-analysis-of-age-at-onset-variation-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-2
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K P Figueroa, Hilary Coon, Nieves Santos, Luis Velazquez, Luis Almaguer Mederos, Stefan-M Pulst
OBJECTIVE: To examine heritability of the residual variability of spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) age at onset (AO) after controlling for CAG repeat length. METHODS: From 1955 to 2001, dates of birth, CAG repeat lengths, AO, sex, familial inheritances, and clinical manifestations were collected for a large Cuban SCA2 cohort of 382 affected individuals, including 129 parent-child pairs and 69 sibships. Analyses were performed with log-transformed AO in the GENMOD procedure to predict AO using repeat length, taking into account family structure...
June 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516454/a-multiscale-computational-modelling-approach-predicts-mechanisms-of-female-sex-risk-in-the-setting-of-arousal-induced-arrhythmias
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Pei-Chi Yang, Laura L Perissinotti, Fernando López-Redondo, Yibo Wang, Kevin R DeMarco, Mao-Tsuen Jeng, Igor Vorobyov, Robert D Harvey, Junko Kurokawa, Sergei Y Noskov, Colleen E Clancy
KEY POINTS: This study represents a first step toward predicting mechanisms of sex-based arrhythmias that may lead to important developments in risk stratification and may inform future drug design and screening. We undertook simulations to reveal the conditions (i.e. pacing, drugs, sympathetic stimulation) required for triggering and sustaining reentrant arrhythmias. Using the recently solved cryo-EM structure for the Eag-family channel as a template, we revealed potential interactions of oestrogen with the pore loop hERG mutation (G604S)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500672/telomere-length-and-fetal-programming-a-review-of-recent-scientific-advances
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Valerie E Whiteman, Anjali Goswami, Hamisu M Salihu
We sought to synthesize a comprehensive literature review comprising recent research linking fetal programming to fetal telomere length. We also explored the potential effects fetal telomere length shortening has on fetal phenotypes. Utilizing the PubMed database as our primary search engine, we retrieved and reviewed 165 articles of published research. The inclusion criteria limited the articles to those that appeared within the last ten years, were pertinent to humans, and without restriction to language of publication...
May 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427323/detection-of-qtl-for-traits-related-to-adaptation-to-sub-optimal-climatic-conditions-in-chickens
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Ching-Yi Lien, Michèle Tixier-Boichard, Shih-Wen Wu, Woei-Fuh Wang, Chen Siang Ng, Chih-Feng Chen
BACKGROUND: Growth traits can be used as indicators of adaptation to sub-optimal conditions. The current study aimed at identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) that control performance under variable temperature conditions in chickens. METHODS: An F2 population was produced by crossing the Taiwan Country chicken L2 line (selected for body weight, comb area, and egg production) with an experimental line of Rhode Island Red layer R- (selected for low residual feed consumption)...
April 20, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425581/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-features-of-41-han-chinese-families-with-primary-hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-and-their-therapeutic-response-to-etoricoxib-results-from-a-six-month-prospective-clinical-intervention
#16
Shan-Shan Li, Jin-We He, Wen-Zhen Fu, Yu-Juan Liu, Yun-Qiu Hu, Zhen-Lin Zhang
Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (PHO) is a rare inherited disease caused by genetic defects in the prostaglandin metabolism pathway; disturbed prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) catabolism resulting in increased PGE2 level is suggested in the pathogenesis. Forty-three Han Chinese patients with PHO were studied and 41 of them were treated. Mutations in the HPGD gene, causing hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, primary, autosomal recessive 1 (PHOAR1; OMIM 259100), were identified in seven patients, and mutations in the SLCO2A1 gene, causing hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, primary, autosomal recessive 2 (PHOAR2; OMIM 614441), were identified in 36 patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198143/demographics-of-polycystic-kidney-disease-and-captive-population-viability-in-pygmy-hippopotamus-choeropsis-liberiensis
#17
Gabriella L Flacke, Joseph L Tomkins, Robert Black, Beatrice Steck
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) was previously diagnosed at necropsy in several pygmy hippopotami (Choeropsis liberiensis) from the Smithsonian National Zoo and Zoo Basel, suggesting a threat to the long-term viability of the captive population. We determined the incidence and demographics of PKD in the captive population historically; we tested if the condition is linked to pedigree; we investigated mode of inheritance; we examined effects of PKD on longevity; we conducted survival analysis; and we examined long-term population viability...
March 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159751/x-chromosome-control-of-genome-scale-recombination-rates-in-house-mice
#18
Beth L Dumont
Sex differences in recombination are widespread in mammals, but the causes of this pattern are poorly understood. Previously, males from two interfertile subspecies of house mice, Mus musculus musculus and M. m. castaneus, were shown to exhibit a ∼30% difference in their global crossover frequencies. Much of this crossover rate divergence is explained by six autosomal loci and a large-effect locus on the X chromosome. Intriguingly, the allelic effects at this X-linked locus are transgressive, with the allele conferring increased crossover rate being transmitted by the low crossover rate M...
April 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115992/sex-specific-chromatin-landscapes-in-an-ultra-compact-chordate-genome
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Pavla Navratilova, Gemma Barbara Danks, Abby Long, Stephen Butcher, John Robert Manak, Eric M Thompson
BACKGROUND: In multicellular organisms, epigenome dynamics are associated with transitions in the cell cycle, development, germline specification, gametogenesis and inheritance. Evolutionarily, regulatory space has increased in complex metazoans to accommodate these functions. In tunicates, the sister lineage to vertebrates, we examine epigenome adaptations to strong secondary genome compaction, sex chromosome evolution and cell cycle modes. RESULTS: Across the 70 MB Oikopleura dioica genome, we profiled 19 histone modifications, and RNA polymerase II, CTCF and p300 occupancies, to define chromatin states within two homogeneous tissues with distinct cell cycle modes: ovarian endocycling nurse nuclei and mitotically proliferating germ nuclei in testes...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107058/rapid-changes-in-the-sex-linkage-of-male-coloration-in-introduced-guppy-populations
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Swanne P Gordon, Andrés López-Sepulcre, Diana Rumbo, David N Reznick
Theory predicts that the sex linkage of sexually selected traits can influence the direction and rate of evolution and should itself evolve in response to sex-specific selection. Some studies have found intraspecific differences in sex linkage associated with differences in selection pressures, but we know nothing about how fast these differences can evolve. Here we show that introduced guppy populations showing rapid evolution of male coloration also show rapid changes in sex-linkage patterns. A comparison, using hormonal manipulations in females, of introduced populations of different ages suggests a consistent increase of autosomal or X-linked coloration 2 years after introduction from high- to low-predation environments...
February 2017: American Naturalist
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