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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596958/transfer-of-plasmid-into-the-pentose-fermenting-yeast-pachysolen-tannophilus
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Gui-Ying Mei, Paramjit K Bajwa, Mehdi Dashtban, Chi-Yip Ho, Hung Lee
The pentose-fermenting yeast Pachysolen tannophilus can convert glucose and xylose in lignocellulosic hydrolysates to ethanol. However, it performs poorly in industrially relevant lignocellulosic hydrolysates containing mixed sugars and inhibitors. Efforts have been directed at improving the performance of this yeast to enable efficient lignocellulosic biomass conversion. While some successes have been reported using random mutagenesis and/or hybridization-based approaches, further genetic improvement of this yeast is hampered by the lack of efficient gene transfer methods as well as limited genetic information to guide further construction of robust strains of P...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579760/genetics-of-lithium-response-in-bipolar-disorder
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Sergi Papiol, Thomas G Schulze, Martin Alda
INTRODUCTION: Lithium remains the best-established long-term treatment for bipolar disorder because of its efficacy in maintaining periods of remission and reducing the risk of suicide. Not all patients successfully respond to lithium treatment, and the individual response, including the occurrence of side effects, is highly variable and not easy to predict. The genetic basis of lithium response is supported by the fact that the response clusters in families. Likewise, recent high-throughput genomic analyses have shed light on its genetic architecture...
March 26, 2018: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578315/genes-involved-in-stress-response-influence-lithium-efficacy-in-bipolar-patients
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Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Beata Narozna, Janusz K Rybakowski, Sebastian Kliwicki, Piotr Czerski, Monika Dmitrzak-Węglarz, Maria Skibińska, Joanna Twarowska-Hauser, Joanna Pawlak
OBJECTIVES: In mood disorders, chronic stimulation with stress results in aberrant regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Lithium was shown to influence HPA axis function. The underlying genetic background as well as environmental context may influence the stress response, and therefore lithium efficacy. The aim of the present study was to analyze if genetic variants located in genes involved in HPA axis regulation affect the response to long-term lithium treatment in bipolar patients...
March 26, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517996/from-the-psychiatrist-s-couch-to-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-bipolar-disease-in-a-dish
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REVIEW
Anke Hoffmann, Vincenza Sportelli, Michael Ziller, Dietmar Spengler
Bipolar disease (BD) is one of the major public health burdens worldwide and more people are affected every year. Comprehensive genetic studies have associated thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with BD risk; yet, very little is known about their functional roles. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are powerful tools for investigating the relationship between genotype and phenotype in disease-relevant tissues and cell types. Neural cells generated from BD-specific iPSCs are thought to capture associated genetic risk factors, known and unknown, and to allow the analysis of their effects on cellular and molecular phenotypes...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501388/regulatory-characterisation-of-the-schizophrenia-associated-cacna1c-proximal-promoter-and-the-potential-role-for-the-transcription-factor-ezh2-in-schizophrenia-aetiology
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Kimberley J Billingsley, Maurizio Manca, Olympia Gianfrancesco, David A Collier, Helen Sharp, Vivien J Bubb, John P Quinn
Genomic wide association studies identified the CACNA1C locus as genetically associated with both schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. CACNA1C encodes Cav1.2, one of four subunits of L-type voltage gated calcium channels. Variation resides in non-coding regions of CACNA1C which interact with the promoter and are validated expression quantitative trait loci. Using reporter gene constructs we demonstrate the CACNA1C promoter is a major mediator of inducible regulation of CACNA1C activity in the SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell line...
February 28, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466765/genetic-or-pharmacological-superoxide-hydrogen-peroxide-imbalances-modulate-the-in-vitro-effects-of-lithium-on-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE
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Fernanda Barbisan, Verônica Farina Azzolin, Gustavo Cardenas Monteiro, Cibele F Teixeira, Moisés Henrique Mastella, Vitor Bueno, Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte, Glauber Wagner, Pedro Antônio Schmidt do Prado-Lima, Euler Esteves Ribeiro, Ivana B M da Cruz
INTRODUCTION: Lithium (Li), a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder (BP) symptoms has important anti-inflammatory effects by downregulation of glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK-3β). However, sometime Li effect is not efficient in some patients suggesting genetic interference. Previous investigations described association between a genetic superoxide‑hydrogen (S-HP) imbalance caused by a superoxide dismutase manganese dependent gene polymorphism (Val16Ala-SOD2 SNP, rs4880) and differential anti-inflammatory response of some drugs and bioactive molecules...
February 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441659/genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-circadian-rhythm-dysregulation-provide-new-perspectives-on-bipolar-disorder
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REVIEW
Thomaz Oliveira, Victor Marinho, Valécia Carvalho, Francisco Magalhães, Kaline Rocha, Carla Ayres, Silmar Teixeira, Monara Nunes, Victor Hugo Bastos, Giovanny R Pinto
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to present a broad view of how genetic polymorphisms in genes that control the rhythmicity and function of circadian rhythm may influence the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS: A bibliographic search was performed to identify and select papers reporting studies on variations in circadian genes and BD. A search of Medline, Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science was carried out to review the literature...
February 13, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423859/duplication-and-transformation-of-the-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-collection-of-deletion-strains
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Sudhir Kumar Rai, Angela Atwood-Moore, Henry L Levin
We present an efficient and organized method of lithium acetate and polyethylene glycol-based transformation of plasmid DNA into the commercially available collection of Schizosaccharomyces pombe with single-gene deletions. We also describe how to prepare a duplicate collection of the deletion strains in order to preserve the longevity of the master set. These protocols are adapted to the 96-well format of the 3004 strains of the Version 2.0 Bioneer set but can also be used for later releases of the collection...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423856/high-frequency-lithium-acetate-transformation-of-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Sudhir Kumar Rai, Angela Atwood-Moore, Henry L Levin
The introduction of ectopic DNA, such as plasmids, into yeast cells has for decades been a critical protocol for the study of this eukaryotic model system. We describe here an efficient transformation procedure for use in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. This method relies on chemical agents (lithium acetate, and polyethylene glycol) and temperature stresses, which ultimately facilitate transfer of the genetic material through the cell wall and plasma membrane without significant impact on the transferred DNA or the recipient cell...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383410/-pharmacogenetics-in-psychiatry-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
D J Müller, E J Brandl, F Degenhardt, K Domschke, H Grabe, O Gruber, J Hebebrand, W Maier, A Menke, M Riemenschneider, M Rietschel, D Rujescu, T G Schulze, L Tebartz van Elst, O Tüscher, J Deckert
In this article, the current literature on pharmacogenetics of antidepressants, antipsychotics and lithium are summarized by the section of Neurobiology and Genetics of the German Society of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN). The publications of international expert groups and regulatory authorities are reviewed and discussed. In Germany, a statement on pharmacogenetics was also made by the gene diagnostics committee of the Ministry of Health. The DGPPN supports two recommendations: 1) to perform CYP2D6 genetic testing prior to prescription of tricyclic antidepressants and 2) to determine the HLA-B*1502 genotype in patients of Asian origin before using carbamazepine...
January 30, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352395/association-between-crp-genetic-diversity-and-bipolar-disorder-comorbid-complications
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Wahid Boukouaci, José Oliveira, Bruno Etain, Meriem Bennabi, Christina Mariaselvam, Nora Hamdani, Céline Manier, Djaouida Bengoufa, Frank Bellivier, Chantal Henry, Jean-Pierre Kahn, Dominique Charron, Rajagopal Krishnamoorthy, Marion Leboyer, Ryad Tamouza
BACKGROUND: Chronic low-grade inflammation is believed to contribute, at least in a subset of patients, to the development of bipolar disorder (BD). In this context, the most investigated biological marker is the acute phase response molecule, C-reactive protein (CRP). While the genetic diversity of CRP was amply studied in various pathological settings, little is known in BD. METHODS: 568 BD patients along with 163 healthy controls (HC) were genotyped for the following single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the CRP gene: intron rs1417938 (+ 29) T/A, 3'-UTR rs1130864 (+ 1444) G/A, and downstream rs1205 (+ 1846) (C/T)...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188027/recent-advances-in-the-understanding-and-management-of-bipolar-disorder-in-adults
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REVIEW
Janusz K Rybakowski
This article focuses on some aspects of recent progress in the neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorder (BD) in adults. A molecular-genetic approach to the etiopathogenesis of the illness resulted in the findings of a genetic overlap between BD and other major psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, a poly-gene-environmental interaction in the development of the illness has been demonstrated. For the management of BD, new drugs with putative mood-stabilizing properties have been introduced in the past two decades...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121268/association-of-polygenic-score-for-schizophrenia-and-hla-antigen-and-inflammation-genes-with-response-to-lithium-in-bipolar-affective-disorder-a-genome-wide-association-study
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Azmeraw T Amare, Klaus Oliver Schubert, Liping Hou, Scott R Clark, Sergi Papiol, Urs Heilbronner, Franziska Degenhardt, Fasil Tekola-Ayele, Yi-Hsiang Hsu, Tatyana Shekhtman, Mazda Adli, Nirmala Akula, Kazufumi Akiyama, Raffaella Ardau, Bárbara Arias, Jean-Michel Aubry, Lena Backlund, Abesh Kumar Bhattacharjee, Frank Bellivier, Antonio Benabarre, Susanne Bengesser, Joanna M Biernacka, Armin Birner, Clara Brichant-Petitjean, Pablo Cervantes, Hsi-Chung Chen, Caterina Chillotti, Sven Cichon, Cristiana Cruceanu, Piotr M Czerski, Nina Dalkner, Alexandre Dayer, Maria Del Zompo, J Raymond DePaulo, Bruno Étain, Peter Falkai, Andreas J Forstner, Louise Frisen, Mark A Frye, Janice M Fullerton, Sébastien Gard, Julie S Garnham, Fernando S Goes, Maria Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, Paul Grof, Ryota Hashimoto, Joanna Hauser, Stefan Herms, Per Hoffmann, Andrea Hofmann, Stephane Jamain, Esther Jiménez, Jean-Pierre Kahn, Layla Kassem, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Tadafumi Kato, John Kelsoe, Sarah Kittel-Schneider, Sebastian Kliwicki, Barbara König, Ichiro Kusumi, Gonzalo Laje, Mikael Landén, Catharina Lavebratt, Marion Leboyer, Susan G Leckband, Alfonso Tortorella, Mirko Manchia, Lina Martinsson, Michael J McCarthy, Susan McElroy, Francesc Colom, Marina Mitjans, Francis M Mondimore, Palmiero Monteleone, Caroline M Nievergelt, Markus M Nöthen, Tomas Novák, Claire O'Donovan, Norio Ozaki, Urban Ösby, Andrea Pfennig, James B Potash, Andreas Reif, Eva Reininghaus, Guy A Rouleau, Janusz K Rybakowski, Martin Schalling, Peter R Schofield, Barbara W Schweizer, Giovanni Severino, Paul D Shilling, Katzutaka Shimoda, Christian Simhandl, Claire M Slaney, Alessio Squassina, Thomas Stamm, Pavla Stopkova, Mario Maj, Gustavo Turecki, Eduard Vieta, Julia Volkert, Stephanie Witt, Adam Wright, Peter P Zandi, Philip B Mitchell, Michael Bauer, Martin Alda, Marcella Rietschel, Francis J McMahon, Thomas G Schulze, Bernhard T Baune
Importance: Lithium is a first-line mood stabilizer for the treatment of bipolar affective disorder (BPAD). However, the efficacy of lithium varies widely, with a nonresponse rate of up to 30%. Biological response markers are lacking. Genetic factors are thought to mediate treatment response to lithium, and there is a previously reported genetic overlap between BPAD and schizophrenia (SCZ). Objectives: To test whether a polygenic score for SCZ is associated with treatment response to lithium in BPAD and to explore the potential molecular underpinnings of this association...
January 1, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111419/diagnosis-of-multiple-system-atrophy
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REVIEW
Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Horacio Kaufmann
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) may be difficult to distinguish clinically from other disorders, particularly in the early stages of the disease. An autonomic-only presentation can be indistinguishable from pure autonomic failure. Patients presenting with parkinsonism may be misdiagnosed as having Parkinson disease. Patients presenting with the cerebellar phenotype of MSA can mimic other adult-onset ataxias due to alcohol, chemotherapeutic agents, lead, lithium, and toluene, or vitamin E deficiency, as well as paraneoplastic, autoimmune, or genetic ataxias...
May 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079138/a-homer-1-gene-variant-influences-brain-structure-and-function-lithium-effects-on-white-matter-and-antidepressant-response-in-bipolar-disorder-a-multimodal-genetic-imaging-study
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Francesco Benedetti, Sara Poletti, Clara Locatelli, Elena Mazza, Cristina Lorenzi, Alice Vitali, Martina Riberto, Silvia Brioschi, Benedetta Vai, Irene Bollettini, Elisa Melloni, Veronica Aggio, Andrea Falini, Andrea De Bartolomeis, Cristina Colombo
BACKGROUND: The Homer family of postsynaptic scaffolding proteins plays a crucial role in glutamate-mediated synaptic plasticity, a phenotype associated with Bipolar Disorder (BD). Homer is a target for antidepressants and mood stabilizers. The AA risk genotype of the Homer rs7713917 A>G SNP has been associated with mood disorders and suicide, and in healthy humans with brain function. Despite the evidence linking Homer 1 gene and function to mood disorder, as well as its involvement in animal models of depression, no study has yet investigated the role of Homer in bipolar depression and treatment response...
February 2, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046483/deficiency-of-shank2-causes-mania-like-behavior-that-responds-to-mood-stabilizers
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Andrea L Pappas, Alexandra L Bey, Xiaoming Wang, Mark Rossi, Yong Ho Kim, Haidun Yan, Fiona Porkka, Lara J Duffney, Samantha M Phillips, Xinyu Cao, Jin-Dong Ding, Ramona M Rodriguiz, Henry H Yin, Richard J Weinberg, Ru-Rong Ji, William C Wetsel, Yong-Hui Jiang
Genetic defects in the synaptic scaffolding protein gene, SHANK2, are linked to a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, intellectual disability, and bipolar disorder, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the pleotropic effects of SHANK2 mutations are poorly understood. We generated and characterized a line of Shank2 mutant mice by deleting exon 24 (Δe24). Shank2Δe24-/- mice engage in significantly increased locomotor activity, display abnormal reward-seeking behavior, are anhedonic, have perturbations in circadian rhythms, and show deficits in social and cognitive behaviors...
October 19, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021832/pharmacogenomics-in-the-treatment-of-mood-disorders-strategies-and-opportunities-for-personalized-psychiatry
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REVIEW
Azmeraw T Amare, Klaus Oliver Schubert, Bernhard T Baune
Personalized medicine (personalized psychiatry in a specific setting) is a new model towards individualized care, in which knowledge from genomics and other omic pillars (microbiome, epigenomes, proteome, and metabolome) will be combined with clinical data to guide efforts to new drug development and targeted prescription of the existing treatment options. In this review, we summarize pharmacogenomic studies in mood disorders that may lay the foundation towards personalized psychiatry. In addition, we have discussed the possible strategies to integrate data from omic pillars as a future path to personalized psychiatry...
September 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978660/meta-analysis-of-pharmacogenetic-interactions-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Ruben P A van Eijk, Ashley R Jones, William Sproviero, Aleksey Shatunov, Pamela J Shaw, P Nigel Leigh, Carolyn A Young, Christopher E Shaw, Gabriele Mora, Jessica Mandrioli, Giuseppe Borghero, Paolo Volanti, Frank P Diekstra, Wouter van Rheenen, Esther Verstraete, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Jan H Veldink, Adriano Chio, Ammar Al-Chalabi, Leonard H van den Berg, Michael A van Es
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether genetic subgroups in recent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) trials responded to treatment with lithium carbonate, but that the treatment effect was lost in a large cohort of nonresponders. METHODS: Individual participant data were obtained from 3 randomized trials investigating the efficacy of lithium carbonate. We matched clinical data with data regarding the UNC13A and C9orf72 genotype. Our primary outcome was survival at 12 months...
October 31, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941093/staging-in-bipolar-disorder-from-theoretical-framework-to-clinical-utility
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Michael Berk, Robert Post, Aswin Ratheesh, Emma Gliddon, Ajeet Singh, Eduard Vieta, Andre F Carvalho, Melanie M Ashton, Lesley Berk, Susan M Cotton, Patrick D McGorry, Brisa S Fernandes, Lakshmi N Yatham, Seetal Dodd
Illness staging is widely utilized in several medical disciplines to help predict course or prognosis, and optimize treatment. Staging models in psychiatry in general, and bipolar disorder in particular, depend on the premise that psychopathology moves along a predictable path: an at-risk or latency stage, a prodrome progressing to a first clinical threshold episode, and one or more recurrences with the potential to revert or progress to late or end-stage manifestations. The utility and validity of a staging model for bipolar disorder depend on its linking to clinical outcome, treatment response and neurobiological measures...
October 2017: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895268/lithium-reduces-the-span-of-g-protein-activated-k-girk-channel-inhibition-in-hippocampal-neurons
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EDITORIAL
Nathan Dascal, Moran Rubinstein
OBJECTIVES: Lithium (Li+ ) is one of the most widely used treatments for bipolar disorder (BD). However, the molecular and neuronal basis of BD, as well as the mechanisms of Li+ actions are poorly understood. Cellular and biochemical studies identified G proteins as being among the cellular targets for Li+ action, while genetic studies indicated an association with the KCNJ3 gene, which encodes the G protein-activated inwardly rectifying K+ (GIRK) channels. GIRK channels regulate neuronal excitability by mediating the inhibitory effects of multiple neurotransmitters and contribute to the resting potassium conductance...
November 2017: Bipolar Disorders
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