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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166597/mammalian-hp1-isoforms-have-specific-roles-in-heterochromatin-structure-and-organization
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Laia Bosch-Presegué, Helena Raurell-Vila, Joshua K Thackray, Jessica González, Carmen Casal, Noriko Kane-Goldsmith, Miguel Vizoso, Jeremy P Brown, Antonio Gómez, Juan Ausió, Timo Zimmermann, Manel Esteller, Gunnar Schotta, Prim B Singh, Lourdes Serrano, Alejandro Vaquero
HP1 is a structural component of heterochromatin. Mammalian HP1 isoforms HP1α, HP1β, and HP1γ play different roles in genome stability, but their precise role in heterochromatin structure is unclear. Analysis of Hp1α(-/-), Hp1β(-/-), and Hp1γ(-/-) MEFs show that HP1 proteins have both redundant and unique functions within pericentric heterochromatin (PCH) and also act globally throughout the genome. HP1α confines H4K20me3 and H3K27me3 to regions within PCH, while its absence results in a global hyper-compaction of chromatin associated with a specific pattern of mitotic defects...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166574/altered-tnf-%C3%AE-response-by-aconibal-%C3%A2-and-methotrexate-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-setting-of-inflammatory-conditions-potential-on-a-synergistic-combination
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Gunhyuk Park, Seoung Hoon Lee, Ji-Ye Han, Dal-Seok Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum carmichaelii (AC) is a common herbal medicine used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent in Eastern Asia. In Korea, a commercial processed AC (Aconibal(®)) is traditionally used to treat the symptoms of spondylosis deformans and rheumatic pain. AIM OF STUDY: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is systemic and auto-immune disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Methotrexate (MTX) is often the first-line therapy for RA. If MTX monotherapy is ineffective or RA is initially severe, adding a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitor to the treatment can be beneficial...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166413/comprehensive-molecular-profiling-of-718-multiple-myelomas-reveals-significant-differences-in-mutation-frequencies-between-african-and-european-descent-cases
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Zarko Manojlovic, Austin Christofferson, Winnie S Liang, Jessica Aldrich, Megan Washington, Shukmei Wong, Daniel Rohrer, Scott Jewell, Rick A Kittles, Mary Derome, Daniel Auclair, David Wesley Craig, Jonathan Keats, John D Carpten
Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell malignancy with significantly greater incidence and mortality rates among African Americans (AA) compared to Caucasians (CA). The overall goal of this study is to elucidate differences in molecular alterations in MM as a function of self-reported race and genetic ancestry. Our study utilized somatic whole exome, RNA-sequencing, and correlated clinical data from 718 MM patients from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation CoMMpass study Interim Analysis 9. Somatic mutational analyses based upon self-reported race corrected for ancestry revealed significant differences in mutation frequency between groups...
November 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166410/devario-in-bangladesh-species-diversity-sibling-species-and-introgression-within-danionin-cyprinids-teleostei-cyprinidae-danioninae
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Sven O Kullander, Md Mizanur Rahman, Michael Norén, Abdur Rob Mollah
Four species of Devario are recorded from Bangladesh: D. aequipinnatus, D. anomalus, D. coxi, new species, and D. devario. Devario aequipinnatus has a wide distribution in northern India and Bangladesh. Devario coxi, from southeastern Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar, differs from D. aequipinnatus in mtDNA (COI, p-distance 1.8%), colouration, proportional measurements, and meristics. The minor morphological differences and low frequency of overlapping meristics suggest relatively recent separation of D. coxi from other D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166287/assessment-of-genomic-inbreeding-in-polish-konik-horses
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S Kamiński, D M Hering, Z Jaworski, T Zabolewicz, A Ruść
The aim of this study was to assess the inbreeding coefficient of Polish Konik horses based on runs of homozygosity (ROH). Ninety six horses kept in 6 herds located across Poland were genotyped with the use of EquineSNP60 BeadChip (Illumina). SNP markers with a Minor Allele Frequency lower than 0.01 and SNPs assigned to chromosome X or Y were excluded from the study. A total of 50 708 SNPs were included for statistical analysis (SVS software, Golden Helix). The analysis showed that the population is in genetic equilibrium, with He and Ho estimates both equal to 0...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165844/oral-microbiomes-from-hunter-gatherers-and-traditional-farmers-reveal-shifts-in-commensal-balance-and-pathogen-load-linked-to-diet
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Florent Lassalle, Matteo Spagnoletti, Matteo Fumagalli, Liam Shaw, Mark Dyble, Catherine Walker, Mark G Thomas, Andrea Bamberg Migliano, Francois Balloux
Maladaptation to modern diets has been implicated in several chronic disorders. Given the higher prevalence of disease such as dental caries and chronic gum diseases in industrialized societies, we sought to investigate the impact of different subsistence strategies on oral health and physiology, as documented by the oral microbiome. To control for confounding variables such as environment and host genetics, we sampled saliva from three pairs of populations of hunter-gatherers and traditional farmers living in close proximity in the Philippines...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165715/virus-induced-silencing-of-key-genes-leads-to-differential-impact-on-withanolide-biosynthesis-in-medicinal-plant-withania-somnifera
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Aditya Vikram Agarwal, Deeksha Singh, Yogeshwar Vikram Dhar, Rahul Michael, Parul Gupta, Deepak Chandra, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi
Withanolides are a collection of naturally occurring, pharmacologically active, secondary metabolites synthesised in medicinally important plant, Withania somnifera. These bioactive molecules are C28-steroidal lactone triterpenoids and their synthesis is proposed to take place via the mevalonate (MVA) and 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol-4-phosphate (MEP) pathways through the sterol pathway using 24-methylene cholesterol as substrate flux. Although the phytochemical profiles as well as pharmaceutical activities of Withania extracts have been well studied, limited genomic information and difficult genetic transformation have been major bottleneck towards understanding the participation of specific genes in withanolide biosynthesis...
November 20, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165610/gramene-2018-unifying-comparative-genomics-and-pathway-resources-for-plant-research
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Marcela K Tello-Ruiz, Sushma Naithani, Joshua C Stein, Parul Gupta, Michael Campbell, Andrew Olson, Sharon Wei, Justin Preece, Matthew J Geniza, Yinping Jiao, Young Koung Lee, Bo Wang, Joseph Mulvaney, Kapeel Chougule, Justin Elser, Noor Al-Bader, Sunita Kumari, James Thomason, Vivek Kumar, Daniel M Bolser, Guy Naamati, Electra Tapanari, Nuno Fonseca, Laura Huerta, Haider Iqbal, Maria Keays, Alfonso Munoz-Pomer Fuentes, Amy Tang, Antonio Fabregat, Peter D'Eustachio, Joel Weiser, Lincoln D Stein, Robert Petryszak, Irene Papatheodorou, Paul J Kersey, Patti Lockhart, Crispin Taylor, Pankaj Jaiswal, Doreen Ware
Gramene (http://www.gramene.org) is a knowledgebase for comparative functional analysis in major crops and model plant species. The current release, #54, includes over 1.7 million genes from 44 reference genomes, most of which were organized into 62,367 gene families through orthologous and paralogous gene classification, whole-genome alignments, and synteny. Additional gene annotations include ontology-based protein structure and function; genetic, epigenetic, and phenotypic diversity; and pathway associations...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165566/host-genetic-variation-does-not-determine-spatio-temporal-patterns-of-european-bat-1-lyssavirus
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Cécile Troupin, Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Simon Dellicour, Isabelle Casademont, Lauriane Kergoat, Anthony Lepelletier, Laurent Dacheux, Guy Baele, Elodie Monchâtre-Leroy, Florence Cliquet, Philippe Lemey, Hervé Bourhy
The majority of bat rabies cases in Europe are attributed to European bat 1 lyssavirus (EBLV-1), circulating mainly in serotine bats (Eptesicus serotinus). Two subtypes have been defined (EBLV-1a and EBLV-1b), each associated with a different geographical distribution. In this study, we undertake a comprehensive sequence analysis based on eighty newly obtained EBLV-1 nearly complete genome sequences from nine European countries over a 45-year period to infer selection pressures, rates of nucleotide substitution and evolutionary time scale of these two subtypes in Europe...
November 20, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165363/identification-and-initial-characterization-of-the-effectors-of-an-anther-smut-fungus-and-potential-host-target-proteins
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Venkata S Kuppireddy, Vladimir N Uversky, Su San Toh, Ming-Chang Tsai, William C Beckerson, Catarina Cahill, Brittany Carman, Michael H Perlin
(1) Background: Plant pathogenic fungi often display high levels of host specificity and biotrophic fungi; in particular, they must manipulate their hosts to avoid detection and to complete their obligate pathogenic lifecycles. One important strategy of such fungi is the secretion of small proteins that serve as effectors in this process. Microbotryum violaceum is a species complex whose members infect members of the Caryophyllaceae; M. lychnidis-dioicae, a parasite on Silene latifolia, is one of the best studied interactions...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165358/understanding-the-molecular-genetics-of-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Cristina Pellegrini, Maria Giovanna Maturo, Lucia Di Nardo, Valeria Ciciarelli, Carlota Gutiérrez García-Rodrigo, Maria Concetta Fargnoli
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common human cancer and represents a growing public health care problem. Several tumor suppressor genes and proto-oncogenes have been implicated in BCC pathogenesis, including the key components of the Hedgehog pathway, PTCH1 and SMO, the TP53 tumor suppressor, and members of the RAS proto-oncogene family. Aberrant activation of the Hedgehog pathway represents the molecular driver in basal cell carcinoma pathogenesis, with the majority of BCCs carrying somatic point mutations, mainly ultraviolet (UV)-induced, and/or copy-loss of heterozygosis in the PTCH1 gene...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165356/fast-detection-of-a-brca2-large-genomic-duplication-by-next-generation-sequencing-as-a-single-procedure-a-case-report
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Marcella Nunziato, Flavio Starnone, Barbara Lombardo, Matilde Pensabene, Caterina Condello, Francesco Verdesca, Chiara Carlomagno, Sabino De Placido, Lucio Pastore, Francesco Salvatore, Valeria D'Argenio
The aim of this study was to verify the reliability of a next generation sequencing (NGS)-based method as a strategy to detect all possible BRCA mutations, including large genomic rearrangements. Genomic DNA was obtained from a peripheral blood sample provided by a patient from Southern Italy with early onset breast cancer and a family history of diverse cancers. BRCA molecular analysis was performed by NGS, and sequence data were analyzed using two software packages. Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) array was used as confirmatory method...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165344/high-throughput-identification-of-antimicrobial-peptides-from-amphibious-mudskippers
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Yunhai Yi, Xinxin You, Chao Bian, Shixi Chen, Zhao Lv, Limei Qiu, Qiong Shi
Widespread existence of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) has been reported in various animals with comprehensive biological activities, which is consistent with the important roles of AMPs as the first line of host defense system. However, no big-data-based analysis on AMPs from any fish species is available. In this study, we identified 507 AMP transcripts on the basis of our previously reported genomes and transcriptomes of two representative amphibious mudskippers, Boleophthalmus pectinirostris (BP) and Periophthalmus magnuspinnatus (PM)...
November 22, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165335/integral-phylogenomic-approach-over-ilex-l-species-from-southern-south-america
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Jimena Cascales, Mariana Bracco, Mariana J Garberoglio, Lidia Poggio, Alexandra M Gottlieb
The use of molecular markers with inadequate variation levels has resulted in poorly resolved phylogenetic relationships within Ilex. Focusing on southern South American and Asian species, we aimed at contributing informative plastid markers. Also, we intended to gain insights into the nature of morphological and physiological characters used to identify species. We obtained the chloroplast genomes of I.paraguariensis and I. dumosa, and combined these with all the congeneric plastomes currently available to accomplish interspecific comparisons and multilocus analyses...
November 22, 2017: Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165230/para-like-protein-influences-the-distribution-of-multi-copy-chromosomes-in-cyanobacterium-synechococcus-elongatus-pcc-7942
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Satoru Watanabe, Aska Noda, Ryudo Ohbayashi, Kana Uchioke, Ami Kurihara, Shizuka Nakatake, Sayumi Morioka, Yu Kanesaki, Taku Chibazakura, Hirofumi Yoshikawa
While many bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis, harbour a single-copy chromosome, freshwater cyanobacteria have multiple copies of each chromosome per cell. Although it has been reported that multi-copy chromosomes are evenly distributed along the major axis of the cell in cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, the distribution mechanism of these chromosomes remains unclear. In S. elongatus, the carboxysome, a metabolic microcompartment for carbon fixation that is distributed in a similar manner to the multi-copy chromosomes, is regulated by ParA-like protein (hereafter ParA)...
November 21, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165219/porcine-circovirus-type-1-was-undetected-in-vaccine-but-could-be-cultured-in-the-cell-substrate-of-lanzhou-lamb-rotavirus-vaccine
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Qingchuan Yu, Yan Liu, Jialiang Du, Yueyue Liu, Lili Zhang, Tai Guo
In 2010, Rotarix was found to be contaminated with infectious porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV1). In China, the Lanzhou lamb rotavirus (LLR) vaccine is the only vaccine used to prevent rotavirus disease. From 2006 to September 2014, more than 54 million doses of LLR vaccines have been lot released. It is a safety issue whether PCV1 is present in the LLR vaccine. Although the cell substrate of LLR, bovine kidney (BK), is different from that of Rotarix, we have investigated the cell's permissivity for PCV1 by both infectivity and full-length PCR analysis...
November 22, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165046/phytophthora-parasitica-effector-pprxlr2-suppresses-nicotiana-benthamiana-immunity
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Ronaldo J D Dalio, Heros José Máximo, Tiago Silva Oliveira, Renata Dias, Michele Breton, Henrique Leme Felizatti, Marcos Antonio Antonio Machado
Phytophthora species secrete several classes of effector proteins during interaction with their hosts. These proteins can have multiple functions including modulation of host physiology and immunity. The RxLR effectors have the ability to enter plant cells using the plant machinery. Some of these effectors have been characterized as immunity suppressors; however, very little is known about their functions in the interaction between Phytophthora parasitica and its hosts. Using a bioinformatics pipeline, we have identified 172 candidate RxLR effectors (CREs) in the isolate IAC 01_95 of P...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164963/amorphous-silica-nanoparticles-induce-malignant-transformation-and-tumorigenesis-of-human-lung-epithelial-cells-via-p53-signaling
#18
Caixia Guo, Ji Wang, Man Yang, Yang Li, Shuxiang Cui, Xianqing Zhou, Yanbo Li, Zhiwei Sun
Rapid development and deployment of engineered nanomaterials, such as amorphous silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) in various commercial and biomedical applications have raised concerns about their potential adverse health effects, especially their chronic effects which have not been well addressed. In this study, human lung epithelial cells, BEAS-2B were continuously exposed to amorphous SiNPs, 5 μg/mL for 40 passages. We demonstrated here that prolonged exposure of BEAS-2B cells to amorphous SiNPs induced malignant transformation as indicated by enhanced cellular proliferation, anchorage-independent cell growth, and increased cell migration...
November 22, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164655/role-of-two-5-aminolevulinic-acid-biosynthetic-pathways-in-heme-and-secondary-metabolite-biosynthesis-in-amycolatopsis-orientalis
#19
Li Zhu, Xiuping Qian, Daijie Chen, Mei Ge
Analysis of the Amycolatopsis orientalis genome revealed that two genes, hemA1 and hemA2, belonging to divergent pathways, were involved in the biosynthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid. The roles of hemA1 and hemA2 were elucidated via genetic manipulation and metabolite analysis. The disruption of hemA1, encoding the glutamyl-tRNA(Glu) reductase of the C5 pathway, was essential for cell growth and is used for heme synthesis. Overexpression of hemA1 resulted in elevated vancomycin and ECO-0501 production in Amycolatopsis orientalis, and it was also effective in increasing the production of daptomycin and natamycin in other Streptomycetes...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164518/reducing-production-of-fumonisin-mycotoxins-in-fusarium-verticillioides-by-rna-interference
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Eric T Johnson, Robert H Proctor, Christopher A Dunlap, Mark Busman
The fungus Fusarium verticillioides is a maize pathogen that can produce fumonisin mycotoxins in ears under certain environmental conditions. Because fumonisins pose health risks to humans and livestock, control strategies with minimal risk to the environment are needed to reduce fumonisin contamination. Host-induced gene silencing is a promising technique in which double-stranded RNA expressed in the plant host is absorbed by an invading fungus and down-regulates genes critical for pathogenicity or mycotoxin production in the fungus...
November 22, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
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