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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337265/pulmonary-surfactant-synthesis-in-mirna-26a-1-mirna-26a-2-double-knockout-mice-generated-using-the-crispr-cas9-system
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Ying-Hui Zhang, Li-Zhi Wu, Hong-Lu Liang, Yang Yang, Jie Qiu, Qing Kan, Wen Zhu, Cheng-Ling Ma, Xiao-Yu Zhou
Pulmonary surfactant (PS), which is synthesized by type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECIIs), maintains alveolar integrity by reducing surface tension. Many premature neonates who lack adequate PS are predisposed to developing respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), one of the leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. PS synthesis is influenced and regulated by various factors, including microRNAs. Previous in vitro studies have shown that PS synthesis is regulated by miR-26a in fetal rat AECIIs. This study aimed to investigate the role of miR-26a in PS synthesis in vivo...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334759/highly-efficient-biallelic-genome-editing-of-human-es-ips-cells-using-a-crispr-cas9-or-talen-system
#2
Kazuo Takayama, Keisuke Igai, Yasuko Hagihara, Rina Hashimoto, Morifumi Hanawa, Tetsushi Sakuma, Masashi Tachibana, Fuminori Sakurai, Takashi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi
Genome editing research of human ES/iPS cells has been accelerated by clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) and transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALEN) technologies. However, the efficiency of biallelic genetic engineering in transcriptionally inactive genes is still low, unlike that in transcriptionally active genes. To enhance the biallelic homologous recombination efficiency in human ES/iPS cells, we performed screenings of accessorial genes and compounds...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333914/genome-scale-crispr-cas9-knockout-and-transcriptional-activation-screening
#3
Julia Joung, Silvana Konermann, Jonathan S Gootenberg, Omar O Abudayyeh, Randall J Platt, Mark D Brigham, Neville E Sanjana, Feng Zhang
Forward genetic screens are powerful tools for the unbiased discovery and functional characterization of specific genetic elements associated with a phenotype of interest. Recently, the RNA-guided endonuclease Cas9 from the microbial CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) immune system has been adapted for genome-scale screening by combining Cas9 with pooled guide RNA libraries. Here we describe a protocol for genome-scale knockout and transcriptional activation screening using the CRISPR-Cas9 system...
April 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326093/the-complete-chloroplast-genome-of-wild-rice-oryza-minuta-and-its-comparison-to-related-species
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Sajjad Asaf, Muhammad Waqas, Abdul L Khan, Muhammad A Khan, Sang-Mo Kang, Qari M Imran, Raheem Shahzad, Saqib Bilal, Byung-Wook Yun, In-Jung Lee
Oryza minuta, a tetraploid wild relative of cultivated rice (family Poaceae), possesses a BBCC genome and contains genes that confer resistance to bacterial blight (BB) and white-backed (WBPH) and brown (BPH) plant hoppers. Based on the importance of this wild species, this study aimed to understand the phylogenetic relationships of O. minuta with other Oryza species through an in-depth analysis of the composition and diversity of the chloroplast (cp) genome. The analysis revealed a cp genome size of 135,094 bp with a typical quadripartite structure and consisting of a pair of inverted repeats separated by small and large single copies, 139 representative genes, and 419 randomly distributed microsatellites...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325290/rna-guided-crispr-cas9-system-mediated-engineering-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-mutations
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Oliver Brabetz, Vijay Alla, Linus Angenendt, Christoph Schliemann, Wolfgang E Berdel, Maria-Francisca Arteaga, Jan-Henrik Mikesch
Current acute myeloid leukemia (AML) disease models face severe limitations because most of them induce un-physiological gene expressions that do not represent conditions in AML patients and/or depend on external promoters for regulation of gene expression/repression. Furthermore, many AML models are based on reciprocal chromosomal translocations that only reflect the minority of AML patients, whereas more than 50% of patients have a normal karyotype. The majority of AML, however, is driven by somatic mutations...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324236/efficient-de-novo-synthesis-of-resveratrol-by-metabolically-engineered-escherichia-coli
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Junjun Wu, Peng Zhou, Xia Zhang, Mingsheng Dong
Resveratrol has been the subject of numerous scientific investigations due to its health-promoting activities against a variety of diseases. However, developing feasible and efficient microbial processes remains challenging owing to the requirement of supplementing expensive phenylpropanoic precursors. Here, various metabolic engineering strategies were developed for efficient de novo biosynthesis of resveratrol. A recombinant malonate assimilation pathway from Rhizobium trifolii was introduced to increase the supply of the key precursor malonyl-CoA and simultaneously, the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats interference system was explored to down-regulate fatty acid biosynthesis pathway to inactivate the malonyl-CoA consumption pathway...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322797/transcriptional-activation-of-the-mica-gene-with-an-engineered-crispr-cas9-system
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Kazuma Sekiba, Mari Yamagami, Motoyuki Otsuka, Tatsunori Suzuki, Takahiro Kishikawa, Rei Ishibashi, Motoko Ohno, Masaya Sato, Kazuhiko Koike
Major histocompatibility complex class I polypeptide-related sequence A (MICA) is a prototypical NKG2D ligand. Because immune cells, such as natural killer (NK) cells, recognize virally infected or transformed cells and eliminate them through the interaction between NKG2D receptors on NK cells and NKG2D ligands on pathogenic cells, MICA expression levels are associated with NK cell-mediated immunity. Here, we report that an engineered clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-Cas9-related complex targeting MICA gene promoter sequences activates transcription of the MICA gene from its endogenous locus...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322317/genetic-engineering-of-a-temperate-phage-based-delivery-system-for-crispr-cas9-antimicrobials-against-staphylococcus-aureus
#8
Joo Youn Park, Bo Youn Moon, Juw Won Park, Justin A Thornton, Yong Ho Park, Keun Seok Seo
Discovery of clustered, regularly interspaced, short palindromic repeats and the Cas9 RNA-guided nuclease (CRISPR/Cas9) system provides a new opportunity to create programmable gene-specific antimicrobials that are far less likely to drive resistance than conventional antibiotics. However, the practical therapeutic use of CRISPR/Cas9 is still questionable due to current shortcomings in phage-based delivery systems such as inefficient delivery, narrow host range, and potential transfer of virulence genes by generalized transduction...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320202/identification-and-expression-of-equine-mer-derived-mirnas
#9
Jeong-An Gim, Heui-Soo Kim
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single-stranded, small RNAs (21-23 nucleotides) that function in gene silencing and translational inhibition via the RNA interference mechanism. Most miRNAs originate from host genomic regions, such as intergenic regions, introns, exons, and transposable elements (TEs). Here, we focused on the palindromic structure of medium reiteration frequencies (MERs), which are similar to precursor miRNAs. Five MER consensus sequences (MER5A1, MER53, MER81, MER91C, and MER117) were matched with paralogous transcripts predicted to be precursor miRNAs in the horse genome (equCab2) and located in either intergenic regions or introns...
March 21, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315486/crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing-in-plants
#10
Xuejun Liu, Chuanxiao Xie, Huaijun Si, Jinxiao Yang
The increasing burden of the world's population on agriculture necessitates the development of more robust crops. As the amount of information from sequenced crop genomes increases, technology can be used to investigate the function of genes in detail and to design improved crops at the molecular level. Recently, an RNA-programmed genome-editing system composed of a clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-encoded guide RNA and the nuclease Cas9 has provided a powerful platform to achieve these goals...
March 14, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303348/y-chromosome-palindromes-and-gene-conversion
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REVIEW
Beniamino Trombetta, Fulvio Cruciani
The presence of large and near-identical inverted repeat sequences (called palindromes) is a common feature of the constitutively haploid sex chromosomes of different species. Despite the fact palindromes originated in a non-recombining context, they have evolved a strong recombinational activity in the form of abundant arm-to-arm gene conversion. Their independent appearance in different species suggests they can have a profound biological significance that has yet to be fully clarified. It has been theorized that natural selection may have favored palindromic organization of male-specific genes and that the establishment of intra-palindrome gene conversion has strong adaptive significance...
March 16, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303292/editing-the-genome-of-hipsc-with-crispr-cas9-disease-models
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REVIEW
Andrew R Bassett
The advent of human-induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) technology has provided a unique opportunity to establish cellular models of disease from individual patients, and to study the effects of the underlying genetic aberrations upon multiple different cell types, many of which would not normally be accessible. Combining this with recent advances in genome editing techniques such as the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) system has provided an ability to repair putative causative alleles in patient lines, or introduce disease alleles into a healthy "WT" cell line...
March 16, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295376/both-maternally-and-paternally-imprinted-genes-regulate-seed-development-in-rice
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Jingya Yuan, Sushu Chen, Wu Jiao, Longfei Wang, Limei Wang, Wenxue Ye, Jie Lu, Delin Hong, Siliang You, Zhukuan Cheng, Dong-Lei Yang, Z Jeffrey Chen
Genetic imprinting refers to the unequal expression of paternal and maternal alleles of a gene in sexually reproducing organisms, including mammals and flowering plants. Although many imprinted genes have been identified in plants, the functions of these imprinted genes have remained largely uninvestigated. We report genome-wide analysis of gene expression, DNA methylation and small RNAs in the rice endosperm and functional tests of five imprinted genes during seed development using Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR-associated gene9 (CRISPR/Cas9) gene editing technology...
March 13, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292918/non-homologous-end-joining-with-minimal-sequence-loss-is-promoted-by-the-mre11-rad50-nbs1-ctp1-complex-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Yanhui Li, Jinyu Wang, Gang Zhou, Michael Lajeunesse, Nga Le, Brittany N Stawicki, Yalitza Lopez Corcino, Kathleen L Berkner, Kurt W Runge
While the Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) complex has known roles in repair processes like homologous recombination and microhomology-mediated end-joining, its role in non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) is unclear as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe and mammals have different requirements for repairing cut DNA ends. Most double-strand breaks (DSBs) require nucleolytic processing prior to DNA ligation. We therefore studied repair using the Hermes transposon, whose excision leaves a DSB capped by hairpin ends similar to structures generated by palindromes and trinucleotide repeats...
March 14, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291671/molecular-characterization-of-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolated-from-patients-in-a-public-hospital-in-caracas-venezuela
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Aura Dayana Falco Restrepo, Mariel Alexandra Velásquez Nieves, Howard Takiff
INTRODUCTION: Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing bacteria are amongst the most important causative agents of nosocomial infections worldwide. Isolates of this bacterium have been identified in Venezuela but little is known about their local spread. The aim of this study was to perform the molecular characterization of KPC-producing strains isolated from 2012 to 2013 in a public hospital in Caracas, Venezuela. METHODS: Twenty-two K. pneumoniae clinical isolates phenotypically classified as KPC producing were subjected to PCR screening for the presence of blaKPC genes and their location within transposon Tn4401...
March 11, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289885/generation-of-stable-nulliplex-autopolyploid-lines-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-using-crispr-cas9-genome-editing
#16
Peter Ryder, Marcus McHale, Antoine Fort, Charles Spillane
RNA-guided endonuclease-mediated targeted mutagenesis using the clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 system has been successful at targeting specific loci for modification in plants. While polyploidy is an evolutionary mechanism enabling plant adaptation, the analysis of gene function in polyploid plants has been limited due to challenges associated with generating polyploid knockout mutants for all gene copies in polyploid plant lines. This study investigated whether CRISPR/Cas9 mediated targeted mutagenesis can generate nulliplex tetraploid mutant lines in Arabidopsis thaliana, while also comparing the relative efficiency of targeted mutagenesis in tetraploid (4x) versus diploid (2x) backgrounds...
March 13, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288828/functional-interrogation-of-non-coding-dna-through-crispr-genome-editing
#17
REVIEW
Matthew C Canver, Daniel E Bauer, Stuart H Orkin
ologies to interrogate non-coding regions have lagged behind coding regions despite comprising the vast majority of the genome. However, the rapid evolution of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based genome editing has provided a multitude of novel techniques for laboratory investigation including significant contributions to the toolbox for studying non-coding DNA. CRISPR-mediated loss-of-function strategies rely on direct disruption of the underlying sequence or repression of transcription without modifying the targeted DNA sequence...
March 10, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287494/synthetic-peptides-derived-from-bovine-lactoferricin-exhibit-antimicrobial-activity-against-e-coli-atcc-11775-s-maltophilia-atcc-13636-and-s-enteritidis-atcc-13076
#18
Nataly De Jesús Huertas Méndez, Yerly Vargas Casanova, Anyelith Katherine Gómez Chimbi, Edith Hernández, Aura Lucia Leal Castro, Javier Mauricio Melo Diaz, Zuly Jenny Rivera Monroy, Javier Eduardo García Castañeda
Linear, dimeric, tetrameric, and cyclic peptides derived from lactoferricin B-containing non-natural amino acids and the RWQWR motif were synthesized, purified, and characterized using RP-HPLC, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, and circular dichroism. The antibacterial activity of peptides against Escherichia coli ATCC 11775, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ATCC 13636, and Salmonella enteritidis ATCC 13076 was evaluated. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were determined...
March 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287154/targeted-mutagenesis-in-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-using-the-crispr-cas9-system
#19
Xiugui Chen, Xuke Lu, Na Shu, Shuai Wang, Junjuan Wang, Delong Wang, Lixue Guo, Wuwei Ye
The CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)/Cas9 system has been widely used for genome editing in various plants because of its simplicity, high efficiency and design flexibility. However, to our knowledge, there is no report on the application of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated targeted mutagenesis in cotton. Here, we report the genome editing and targeted mutagenesis in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L., hereafter cotton) using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. We designed two guide RNAs to target distinct sites of the cotton Cloroplastos alterados 1 (GhCLA1) and vacuolar H(+)-pyrophosphatase (GhVP) genes...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287132/crispr-cas9-generated-p47-phox-deficient-cell-line-for-chronic-granulomatous-disease-gene-therapy-vector-development
#20
Dominik Wrona, Ulrich Siler, Janine Reichenbach
Development of gene therapy vectors requires cellular models reflecting the genetic background of a disease thus allowing for robust preclinical vector testing. For human p47(phox)-deficient chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) vector testing we generated a cellular model using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 to introduce a GT-dinucleotide deletion (ΔGT) mutation in p47(phox) encoding NCF1 gene in the human acute myeloid leukemia PLB-985 cell line. CGD is a group of hereditary immunodeficiencies characterized by impaired respiratory burst activity in phagocytes due to a defective phagocytic nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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