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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102315/methyl-cytosine-driven-structural-changes-enhance-adduction-kinetics-of-an-exon-7-fragment-of-the-p53-gene
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Spundana Malla, Karteek Kadimisetty, You-Jun Fu, Dharamainder Choudhary, John B Schenkman, James F Rusling
Methylation of cytosine (C) at C-phosphate-guanine (CpG) sites enhances reactivity of DNA towards electrophiles. Mutations at CpG sites on the p53 tumor suppressor gene that can result from these adductions are in turn correlated with specific cancers. Here we describe the first restriction-enzyme-assisted LC-MS/MS sequencing study of the influence of methyl cytosines (MeC) on kinetics of p53 gene adduction by model metabolite benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-dihydrodiol-9,10-epoxide (BPDE), using methodology applicable to correlate gene damage sites for drug and pollutant metabolites with mutation sites...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102036/combining-one-step-sanger-sequencing-with-phasing-probe-hybridization-for-hla-class-i-typing-yields-rapid-g-group-resolution-predicting-99-of-unique-full-length-protein-sequences
#2
Bin Tu, Carly Masaberg, Lihua Hou, Daniel Behm, Peter Brescia, Nuri Cha, Kanthi Kariyawasam, Jar How Lee, Thoa Nong, John Sells, Paul Tausch, Ruyan Yang, Jennifer Ng, Carolyn Katovich Hurley
BACKGROUND: Sanger-based DNA sequencing of exons 2+3 of HLA class I alleles from a heterozygote frequently results in two or more alternative genotypes. This study was undertaken to reduce the time and effort required to produce a single high resolution HLA genotype. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples were typed in parallel by Sanger sequencing and oligonucleotide probe hybridization. This workflow, together with optimization of analysis software, was tested and refined during the typing of over 42,000 volunteers for an unrelated hematopoietic progenitor cell donor registry...
February 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100584/umi-tools-modelling-sequencing-errors-in-unique-molecular-identifiers-to-improve-quantification-accuracy
#3
Tom Sean Smith, Andreas Heger, Ian Sudbery
Unique Molecular Identifiers (UMIs) are random oligonucleotide barcodes that are increasingly used in high-throughput sequencing experiments. Through a UMI, identical copies arising from distinct molecules can be distinguished from those arising through PCR-amplification of the same molecule. However, bioinformatic methods to leverage the information from UMIs have yet to be formalised. In particular, sequencing errors in the UMI sequence are often ignored, or else resolved in an ad-hoc manner. We show that errors in the UMI sequence are common and introduce network based methods to account for these errors when identifying PCR duplicates...
January 18, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099853/a-tissue-mapped-axolotl-de-novo-transcriptome-enables-identification-of-limb-regeneration-factors
#4
Donald M Bryant, Kimberly Johnson, Tia DiTommaso, Timothy Tickle, Matthew Brian Couger, Duygu Payzin-Dogru, Tae J Lee, Nicholas D Leigh, Tzu-Hsing Kuo, Francis G Davis, Joel Bateman, Sevara Bryant, Anna R Guzikowski, Stephanie L Tsai, Steven Coyne, William W Ye, Robert M Freeman, Leonid Peshkin, Clifford J Tabin, Aviv Regev, Brian J Haas, Jessica L Whited
Mammals have extremely limited regenerative capabilities; however, axolotls are profoundly regenerative and can replace entire limbs. The mechanisms underlying limb regeneration remain poorly understood, partly because the enormous and incompletely sequenced genomes of axolotls have hindered the study of genes facilitating regeneration. We assembled and annotated a de novo transcriptome using RNA-sequencing profiles for a broad spectrum of tissues that is estimated to have near-complete sequence information for 88% of axolotl genes...
January 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099140/telomerase-antagonist-imetelstat-increases-radiation-sensitivity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Xuping Wu, Jing Zhang, Sijun Yang, Zhihui Kuang, Guolei Tan, Gang Yang, Qichun Wei, Zhigang Guo
The morbidity and mortality of esophageal cancer is one of the highest around the world and the principal therapeutic method is radiation. Thus, searching for sensitizers with lower toxicity and higher efficiency to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy is critical essential. Our research group has previously reported that imetelstat, the thio-phosphoramidate oligonucleotide inhibitor of telomerase, can decrease cell proliferation and colony formation ability as well as increase DNA breaks induced by radiation in esophageal cancer cells...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099007/pyridinium-boranephosphonate-modified-dna-oligonucleotides
#6
Subhadeep Roy, Sibasish Paul, Mithun Roy, Rajen Kundu, Luca Monfregola, Marvin H Caruthers
The synthesis of previously unknown derivatives of boranephosphonate that contain amine substitutions at boron and the incorporation of these derivatives into the backbone of DNA oligonucleotides is described. These derivatives result from iodine-mediated replacement of one BH3 hydride of a boranephosphonate linkage by pyridine, various substituted pyridines, other aromatic amines, and certain unsaturated amines. Oligonucleotides containing these backbone modifications show enhanced uptake, relative to unmodified DNA, in mammalian cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097865/molecular-requirements-of-high-fidelity-replication-competent-dna-backbones-for-orthogonal-chemical-ligation
#7
Arun Shivalingam, Agnes E S Tyburn, Afaf H El-Sagheer, Tom Brown
The molecular properties of the phosphodiester backbone that made it the evolutionary choice for the enzymatic replication of genetic information are not well understood. To address this, and to develop new chemical ligation strategies for assembly of biocompatible modified DNA, we have synthesized oligonucleotides containing several structurally and electronically varied artificial linkages. This has yielded a new highly promising ligation method based on amide backbone formation that is chemically orthogonal to CuAAC "click" ligation...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095683/colorimetric-detection-of-staphylococcus-aureus-contaminated-solutions-without-purification
#8
Pamela Tiet, Karen C Clark, James O McNamara, Jacob M Berlin
Current water quality monitoring methods rely on growth-based measurements to detect fecal indicator bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and enterococci, and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). These growth-based measurements, however, can take days to complete. This is a significant limitation in the evaluation of contaminated food and water sources. Various methods for selective in vitro detection of S. aureus have also been reported; however, these strategies, such as ELISA, agar-diffusion, PCR, or liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, all require overnight culturing or sophisticated instrumentation...
January 18, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094993/the-biophysics-of-artificially-expanded-genetic-information-systems-thermodynamics-of-dna-duplexes-containing-matches-and-mismatches-involving-2-amino-3-nitropyridin-6-one-z-and-imidazo-1-2-a-1-3-5-triazin-4-8h-one-p
#9
Xiaoyu Wang, Shuichi Hoshika, Raymond J Peterson, Myong-Jung Kim, Steven A Benner, Jason D Kahn
Synthetic nucleobases presenting non-Watson Crick arrangements of hydrogen bond donor and acceptor groups can form additional nucleotide pairs that stabilize duplex DNA independent of the standard A:T and G:C pairs. The pair between 2-amino-3-nitropyridin-6-one 2'-deoxyriboside (presenting a {donor-donor-acceptor} hydrogen bonding pattern on the Watson-Crick face of the small component, trivially designated Z) and imidazo[1,2-a]-1,3,5-triazin-4(8H)one 2'-deoxyriboside (presenting an {acceptor-acceptor-donor} hydrogen bonding pattern on the large component, trivially designated P) is one of these extra pairs for which a substantial amount of molecular biology has been developed...
January 17, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094979/photo-induced-cross-linking-of-short-furan-modified-dna-on-surfaces
#10
Cinthya Yamila Véliz Montes, Henry Memczak, Ellen Gyssels, Tomas Torres, Annemieke Madder, Rudolf J Schneider
We report for the first time the formation of site-specifically interstrand cross-linked (ICL) surface-immobilized furan-modified DNA duplexes via singlet oxygen. 1O2, necessary for effecting furan-mediated ICL formation, was produced in situ using methylene blue or a zinc phthalocyanine derivative (TT1) as photosensitizers. Via surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy we show that surface ICL was achieved and established a robust link which enhances the stability of the 12-mer duplex even after surface regeneration...
January 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094516/designed-dna-crystal-habit-modifiers
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Diana Zhang, Paul J Paukstelis
DNA is now one of the most widely used molecules for programmed self-assembly of discrete nanostructures. One of the long-standing goals of the DNA nanotechnology field has been the assembly of periodic, macroscopic 3D DNA crystals for controlled positioning of guest molecules to be used in a variety of applications. With continuing successes in assembling DNA crystals there is an enhanced need to tailor macroscopic crystal properties - including morphology - to enable their integration into more complex systems...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093622/quantification-of-chloroflexi-eikelboom-morphotype-1851-for-prediction-and-control-of-bulking-events-in-municipal-activated-sludge-plants-in-japan
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Tadashi Nittami, Lachlan B M Speirs, Takuya Yamada, Ichiro Suzuki, Junji Fukuda, Futoshi Kurisu, Robert J Seviour
The dominant filamentous bacteria associated with bulking incidents in Japanese activated sludge plants with nutrient removal were identified and their quantitative correlations with sludge settleability were assessed, with the aim of controlling bulking incidents by specifically suppressing bacterial growth. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses using existing oligonucleotide FISH probes indicated that the presence of Eikelboom type 1851 filamentous bacteria belonging to the phylum Chloroflexi is correlated with biomass settleability in the municipal wastewater treatment plants examined...
January 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093114/in-vitro-effects-of-the-toll-like-receptor-agonists-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-and-cpg-rich-oligonucleotides-on-cytokine-production-by-equine-cells
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A Ziegler, V Gerber, E Marti
Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) is an equine allergic dermatitis to Culicoides spp. antigens. Attempts at using allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) as a treatment for IBH have so far proven unsuccessful. Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists can promote a shift in the immune response from the allergy-promoting T helper cell 2 (Th2) response towards a Th1 and/or regulatory response. The aim of this study was to evaluate two immunomodulatory TLR agonists in vitro as potential vaccine adjuvants for a more efficacious AIT in IBH...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092851/plasmid-dna-affinity-partitioning-using-polyethylene-glycol-sodium-sulfate-aqueous-two-phase-systems
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Behzad Nazer, Mohammad Reza Dehghani, Bahram Goliaei
Extraction of plasmid DNA (pDNA) from an alkaline bacterial cell lysate has been investigated using partitioning and affinity partitioning in aqueous two-phase systems (ATPSs) containing 12% (w/w) polyethylene glycol and 12% (w/w) sodium sulfate. In this work, a modified 20bp pyrimidine oligonucleotide acting as a triplex-forming oligonucleotide (TFO) was employed as an affinity ligand to improve the partition behavior. The pUC118 plasmid was chosen to be extracted because of its specific oligonucleotide recognition sequence...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090713/nucleotide-independent-copper-ii-based-distance-measurements-in-dna-by-pulsed-esr-spectroscopy
#15
Matthew J Lawless, Jessica L Sarver, Sunil Saxena
A site-specific Cu(2+) binding motif within a DNA duplex for distance measurements by ESR spectroscopy is reported. This motif utilizes a commercially available 2,2'-dipicolylamine (DPA) phosphormadite easily incorporated into any DNA oligonucleotide during initial DNA synthesis. The method only requires the simple post-synthetic addition of Cu(2+) without the need for further chemical modification. Notably, the label is positioned within the DNA duplex, as opposed to outside the helical perimeter, for an accurate measurement of duplex distance...
January 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090611/performance-of-nano-assembly-logic-gates-with-a-dna-multi-hairpin-motif
#16
Lulu Zhang, Annie M Bluhm, Kuan-Jen Chen, Nicholas E Larkey, Sean M Burrows
DNA nano-assemblies have far-reaching implications for molecular computers. Boolean logic gates made from DNA respond to specific combinations of chemical or molecular inputs. In complex samples an assortment of other chemicals and molecules may interfere with the gate's recognition and response mechanisms. For logic gates to accept an increasing number of inputs, while maintaining selectivity, their design must only respond when specific input combinations are available simultaneously. Here we present proof-of-principle for a fluorescent-based nano-assembly logic gate for three inputs...
January 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089936/biodegradable-lipid-nanoparticles-induce-a-prolonged-rna-interference-mediated-protein-knockdown-and-show-rapid-hepatic-clearance-in-mice-and-nonhuman-primates
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Yuta Suzuki, Kenji Hyodo, Takuya Suzuki, Yohei Tanaka, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Hiroshi Ishihara
Lipid nanoparticles based on ionizable lipids have been clinically validated as a means of delivery for RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics. The ideal properties of RNAi carriers are efficient delivery of oligonucleotides into target cells and rapid elimination after the function is performed. Here, we report that degradable lipid nanoparticles are effective carriers of small interfering RNA (siRNA) and have a high therapeutic index. The newly developed degradable lipid nanoparticles carrying siRNA showed potent gene-silencing activity in mouse hepatocytes (ED50≈0...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089349/development-of-new-ptk7-targeting-aptamer-fluorescent-and-radiolabelled-probes-for-evaluation-as-molecular-imaging-agents-lymphoma-and-melanoma-in-vivo-proof-of-concept
#18
Victoria Calzada, María Moreno, Jessica Newton, Joel González, Marcelo Fernández, Juan Pablo Gambini, Manuel Ibarra, Alejandro Chabalgoity, Susan Deutscher, Thomas Quinn, Pablo Cabral, Hugo Cerecetto
Aptamers are single-stranded oligonucleotides that recognize molecular targets with high affinity and specificity. Aptamer that selectively bind to the protein tyrosine kinase-7 (PTK7) receptor, overexpressed on many cancers, has been labelled as probes for molecular imaging of cancer. Two new PTK7-targeting aptamer probes were developed by coupling frameworks from the fluorescent dye AlexaFluor647 or the 6-hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC) chelator-labelled to (99m)Tc. The derivatizations via a 5'-aminohexyl terminal linker were done at room temperature and under mild buffer conditions...
December 24, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088897/multiplex-pcr-as-a-rapid-and-sensitive-method-for-identification-of-meat-species-in-halal-meat-products
#19
Mahsa Alikord, Javad Keramat, Mahdi Kadivar, Hassan Momtaz, Mohammad Naghi Eshtiaghi, Aziz Homayouni Rad
BACKGROUND: Species identification and authentication in meat products are important subjects for ensuring the health of consumers. The multiplex-PCR amplification and species-specific primer set were used for identification of horse, donkey, pig and other ruminants in raw and processed meat products. METHODS: Oligonucleotid primers were designed for amplification of species-specific mitochondrial DNA sequences of each species and samples were prepared from binary meat mixtures...
January 13, 2017: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088103/chemically-enzymatic-synthesis-of-photosensitive-dna
#20
Kinga Westphal, Magdalena Zdrowowicz, Agnieszka Zylicz-Stachula, Janusz Rak
The sensitizing propensity of radio-/photosensitizing nucleoside depends on DNA sequence surrounding a sensitizer. Therefore, in order to compare sensitizers with regard to their ability to induce a DNA damage one has to study the sequence dependence of damage yield. However, chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides labeled with sensitizing nucleosides is hindered due to the fact that a limited number of such nucleoside phosphoramidites are accessible. Here, we report on a chemically-enzymatic method, employing a DNA polymerase and ligase, that enables a modified nucleoside, in the form of its 5'-triphosphate, to be incorporated into DNA fragment in a pre-determined site...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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