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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792903/endogenous-pararetrovirus-sequences-are-widely-present-in-citrinae-genomes
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Huiwen Yu, Xia Wang, Zhihao Lu, Yuantao Xu, Xiuxin Deng, Qiang Xu
Endogenous pararetroviruses (EPRVs) are characterized in several plant genomes and their biological effects have been reported. In this study, hundreds of EPRV segments were identified in six Citrinae genomes. A total of 1,034 EPRV segments were identified in the genomes of sweet orange, 2,036 in pummelo, 598 in clementine mandarin, 752 in Ichang papeda, 2,060 in citron and 245 in atalantia. Genomic analysis indicated that EPRV segments tend to cluster as hot spots in the genomes, particularly on chromosome 2 and 5...
May 21, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792897/mathematical-modeling-and-numerical-simulation-of-the-mitotic-spindle-orientation-system
#2
Bashar Ibrahim
The mitotic spindle orientation and position is crucial for the fidelity of chromosome segregation during asymmetric cell division to generate daughter cells with different sizes or fates. This mechanism is best understood in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, named the spindle position checkpoint (SPOC). The SPOC inhibits cells from exiting mitosis until the mitotic spindle is properly oriented along the mother-daughter polarity axis. Despite many experimental studies, the mechanisms underlying SPOC regulation remains elusive and unexplored theoretically...
May 21, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792754/loss-of-chromosome-18q11-2-q12-1-is-predictive-for-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-treated-with-bevacizumab
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Erik van Dijk, Hedde D Biesma, Martijn Cordes, Dominiek Smeets, Maarten Neerincx, Sudipto Das, Paul P Eijk, Verena Murphy, Anna Barat, Orna Bacon, Jochen H M Prehn, Johannes Betge, Timo Gaiser, Bozena Fender, Gerrit A Meijer, Deborah A McNamara, Rut Klinger, Miriam Koopman, Matthias P A Ebert, Elaine W Kay, Bryan T Hennessey, Henk M W Verheul, William M Gallagher, Darran P O'Connor, Cornelis J A Punt, Fotios Loupakis, Diether Lambrechts, Annette T Byrne, Nicole C T van Grieken, Bauke Ylstra
Purpose Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) have limited benefit from the addition of bevacizumab to standard chemotherapy. However, a subset probably benefits substantially, highlighting an unmet clinical need for a biomarker of response to bevacizumab. Previously, we demonstrated that losses of chromosomes 5q34, 17q12, and 18q11.2-q12.1 had a significant correlation with progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with mCRC treated with bevacizumab in the CAIRO2 clinical trial but not in patients who did not receive bevacizumab in the CAIRO trial...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792308/logical-modelling-uncovers-developmental-constraints-for-primary-sex-determination-of-chicken-gonads
#4
Lucas Sánchez, Claudine Chaouiya
In the chicken, sex determination relies on a ZZ (male)/ZW (female) chromosomal system, but underlying mechanisms are still not fully understood. The Z-dosage and the dominant W-chromosome hypotheses have been proposed to underlie primary sex determination. We present a modelling approach, which assembles the current knowledge and permits exploration of the regulation of this process in chickens. Relying on published experimental data, we assembled a gene network, which led to a logical model that integrates both the Z-dosage and dominant W hypotheses...
May 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792221/sex-differences-in-cardiovascular-epigenetics-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Robin J G Hartman, Sarah E Huisman, Hester M den Ruijter
BACKGROUND: Differences in cardiovascular diseases are evident in men and women throughout life and are mainly attributed to the presence of sex hormones and chromosomes. Epigenetic mechanisms drive the regulation of the biological processes that may lead to CVD and are possibly influenced by sex. In order to gain an overview of the status quo on sex differences in cardiovascular epigenetics, we performed a systematic review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search was performed on PubMed and Embase for studies mentioning cardiovascular disease, epigenetics, and anything related to sex differences...
May 23, 2018: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792165/molecular-characterization-and-differential-expression-suggested-diverse-functions-of-p-type-ii-ca-2-atpases-in-triticum-aestivum-l
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Mehak Taneja, Santosh Kumar Upadhyay
BACKGROUND: Plant P-type II Ca2+ ATPases are formed by two distinct groups of proteins (ACAs and ECAs) that perform pumping of Ca2+ outside the cytoplasm during homeostasis, and play vital functions during development and stress management. In the present study, we have performed identification and characterisation of P-type II Ca 2+ ATPase gene family in an important crop plant Triticum aestivum. RESULTS: Herein, a total of 33 TaACA and 9 TaECA proteins were identified from the various chromosomes and sub-genomes of Triticum aestivum...
May 23, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791843/cell-cycle-regulation-of-dynamic-chromosome-association-of-the-condensin-complex
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Rahul Thadani, Julia Kamenz, Sebastian Heeger, Sofía Muñoz, Frank Uhlmann
Eukaryotic cells inherit their genomes in the form of chromosomes, which are formed from the compaction of interphase chromatin by the condensin complex. Condensin is a member of the structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) family of ATPases, large ring-shaped protein assemblies that entrap DNA to establish chromosomal interactions. Here, we use the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to dissect the role of the condensin ATPase and its relationship with cell-cycle-regulated chromosome binding dynamics...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791715/genome-skimming-provides-new-insight-into-the-relationships-in-ludwigia-section-macrocarpon-a-polyploid-complex
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Shih-Hui Liu, Christine E Edwards, Peter C Hoch, Peter H Raven, Janet C Barber
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Interpreting relationships within groups containing polyploids, which are frequent in angiosperms, can be greatly assisted by genomic techniques. In this study, we used a genome-skimming approach to investigate the evolutionary relationships and origins of polyploids in the monophyletic group, Ludwigia section Macrocarpon (Onagraceae), which includes diploid, tetraploid, and hexaploid taxa. METHODS: We sampled all known taxa and ploidy levels in the section and conducted shotgun sequencing...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791233/association-of-a-chromosome-locus-9p21-3-cdkn2b-as1-variant-rs4977574-with-hypertension-the-tamrisk-study
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Tarja Kunnas, Jaakko Piesanen, Seppo T Nikkari
AIMS: Chromosome locus 9p21.3 CDKN2B antisense RNA 1 (CDKN2B-AS1) has been found to contain multiple genetic markers for coronary artery disease (CAD) by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Of these, the association of variants rs4977574, rs10757274, and rs2383206 with hypertension was studied in the Tampere adult population cardiovascular risk study (TAMRISK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Finnish cohort of 336 subjects diagnosed with hypertension and 444 controls was analyzed...
May 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791178/-rare-combination-of-turner-syndrome-and-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-with-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-case-report
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Ivana Ságová, Matej Stančík, Dušan Pavai, Daniela Kantárová, Anton Vaňuga, Peter Vaňuga
Combination of Turner syndrome (TS) and classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is rare. Globally, the incidence of CAH, autosomal recessive disorder caused by enzyme defect of steroidogenic pathway, is very low (1 : 10 000-16 000). 90 % of CAH cases are caused by 21-hydroxylase gene mutation (CYP21A2). Globally, the incidencie of Turner syndrome reaches 1 : 2 500. Phenotypically, females with TS may render wide spectrum of clinical features. Dominant symptoms are lowered terminal height and gonadal dysgenesia, ultimately leading to absence of puberty and infertility...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791130/quantification-of-serum-high-mobility-group-box-1-by-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-implications-for-its-role-in-immunity-inflammation-and-cancer
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Liwei Weng, Lili Guo, Anil Vachani, Clementina A Mesaros, Ian Alexander Blair
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), is a non-histone chromosomal protein, which can be secreted through a variety of pathways and bind to pattern recognition receptors to release pro-inflammatory cytokines. Previous studies have suggested that HMGB1 is up-regulated in numerous inflammatory diseases and that it could be a biomarker for such diseases. However, these studies used immunoassay-based methods to analyze serum HMGB1. Autoantibodies to HMGB1 in serum are found in healthy control subjects as well as in patients with different diseases...
May 23, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790980/contrasting-patterns-of-genomic-diversity-reveal-accelerated-genetic-drift-but-reduced-directional-selection-on-x-chromosome-in-wild-and-domestic-sheep-species
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Ze-Hui Chen, Min Zhang, Feng-Hua Lv, Xue Ren, Wen-Rong Li, Ming-Jun Liu, Kiwoong Nam, Michael W Bruford, Meng-Hua Li
Analyses of genomic diversity along the X chromosome and of its correlation with autosomal diversity can facilitate understanding of evolutionary forces in shaping sex-linked genomic architecture. Strong selective sweeps and accelerated genetic drift on the X-chromosome have been inferred in primates and other model species, but no such insight has yet been gained in domestic animals compared with their wild relatives. Here, we analyzed X-chromosome variability in a large ovine data set, including a BeadChip array for 943 ewes from the world's sheep populations and 110 whole genomes of wild and domestic sheep...
April 1, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790644/crispr-cas9-assisted-multiplex-genome-editing-technique-in-escherichia-coli
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Xu Feng, Dongdong Zhao, Xueli Zhang, Xiang Ding, Changhao Bi
Genome editing for site-specific chromosome modification is one of the most significant techniques in biological research. While conventional techniques usually deal with one genomic locus at a time, multiple genomic targets are often required to be modified to develop microbial cell factories. Thus, it is necessary to develop techniques for simultaneous editing of multiple loci. In this work, we developed a CRISPR/Cas9 assisted multiplex genome editing (CMGE) technique in Escherichia coli. With this editing method, all functional parts were assembled into replicable plasmids, and stringent inducible expression systems were used to control Cas9 gene expression, which was to decouple transformation from editing process to increase editing efficiency...
May 23, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790157/pallister-killian-syndrome-review-of-fetal-phenotype
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S Thakur, R Gupta, B Tiwari, N Singh, K K Saxena
Pallister Killian syndrome is a multi-system sporadic disorder with developmental delay. It is a rare chromosomal abnormality involving supernumerary isochormosome 12p. The disorder exhibits tissue specific mosaicism. The first prenatal diagnosis of PKS was reported by Gilgenkrantz et al. in 1985 after ultrasound detection of fetal anomalies. Since this observation, there have been about 62 reports of fetuses with PKS In this review we cover the prenatal aspects of PKS. This article is protected by copyright...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790071/impact-of-polar-body-biopsy-on-embryo-morphokinetics-back-to-the-roots-in-preimplantation-genetic-testing
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Michael Schenk, Andrea Groselj-Strele, Katharina Eberhard, Elisabeth Feldmeier, Darja Kastelic, Stefanie Cerk, Gregor Weiss
PURPOSE: Polar body biopsy (PBB) is a common technique in preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to assess the chromosomal status of the oocyte. Numerous studies have been implemented to investigate the impact of biopsies on embryo development; however, information on embryo morphokinetics is still lacking. Hence, we investigated the impact of PBB on morphokinetic parameters in early embryo development. METHODS: Four hundred four embryos (202 PBB, 202 control) were retrospectively analyzed...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790070/genotyping-single-sperm-cells-by-universal-marsala-enables-the-acquisition-of-linkage-information-for-combined-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-genome-screening
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Haitao Wu, Xiaoting Shen, Lei Huang, Yanhong Zeng, Yumei Gao, Lin Shao, Baomin Lu, Yiping Zhong, Benyu Miao, Yanwen Xu, Yali Wang, Yubin Li, Luoxing Xiong, Sijia Lu, X Sunney Xie, Canquan Zhou
PURPOSE: This paper aims to investigate the feasibility of performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) simultaneously by a universal strategy without the requirement of genotyping relevant affected family members or lengthy preliminary work on linkage analysis. METHODS: By utilizing a universal Mutated Allele Revealed by Sequencing with Aneuploidy and Linkage Analyses (MARSALA) strategy based on low depth whole genome sequencing (~3x), not involving specific primers' design nor the enrichment of SNP markers for haplotype construction...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790060/protect-chromosomes-from-end-to-end-fusion-during-meiotic-bouquet
#17
Shunxin Wang, Binyuan Zhai, Xiao Yang, Liangran Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789973/chromosomal-distribution-of-soybean-retrotransposon-sore-1-suggests-its-recent-preferential-insertion-into-euchromatic-regions
#18
Kenta Nakashima, Jun Abe, Akira Kanazawa
Retrotransposons constitute a large portion of plant genomes. The chromosomal distribution of a wide variety of retrotransposons has been analyzed using genome sequencing data in several plants, but the evolutionary profile of transposition has been characterized for a limited number of retrotransposon families. Here, we characterized 96 elements of the SORE-1 family of soybean retrotransposons using genome sequencing data. Insertion time of each SORE-1 element into the genome was estimated on the basis of sequence differences between the 5' and 3' long terminal repeats (LTRs)...
May 22, 2018: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789939/effects-of-heat-stress-in-the-leaf-mitotic-cell-cycle-and-chromosomes-of-four-wine-producing-grapevine-varieties
#19
Ana Carvalho, Fernanda Leal, Manuela Matos, José Lima-Brito
Grapevine varieties respond differentially to heat stress (HS). HS ultimately reduces the photosynthesis and respiratory performance. However, the HS effects in the leaf nuclei and mitotic cells of grapevine are barely known. This work intends to evaluate the HS effects in the leaf mitotic cell cycle and chromosomes of four wine-producing varieties: Touriga Franca (TF), Touriga Nacional (TN), Rabigato, and Viosinho. In vitro plants with 11 months were used in a stepwise acclimation and recovery (SAR) experimental setup comprising different phases: heat acclimation period (3 h-32 °C), extreme HS (1 h-42 °C), and two recovery periods (3 h-32 °C and 24 h-25 °C), and compared to control plants (maintained in vitro at 25 °C)...
May 22, 2018: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789885/instability-of-endosperm-development-in-amphiploids-and-their-parental-species-in-the-genus-avena-l
#20
Paulina Tomaszewska, Romuald Kosina
The development of oat endosperm is modified by chromatin and nuclei elimination, intrusive growth of cell walls, and polyploidisation of cell clones. The last event is correlated with somatic crossing-over. Grass endosperm is a variable tissue in terms of its cytogenetics and development. Free-nuclear syncytium and starchy and aleurone endosperm were the main focus of the research. These were studied in oat amphiploids (4x, 6x, and 8x) and parental species (2x, 4x, and 6x). What the levels of cytogenetic disorders and developmental anomalies in species versus hybrids are, and, what the factors are determining phenotypes of both tissue components, are open questions for oats...
May 22, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
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