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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550644/high-genetic-diversity-of-giardia-duodenalis-assemblage-e-in-pre-weaned-dairy-calves-in-shanghai-china-revealed-by-multilocus-genotyping
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Xiaolan Wang, Min Cai, Wen Jiang, Yuping Wang, Yue Jin, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao
Giardia duodenalis is a common parasitic protozoan in human and animals. Epidemiological and molecular data are available from dairy cattle in many industrialized countries, but information on genetic diversity at multiple genetic loci is limited, especially in pre-weaned dairy calves. In this study, 818 fecal specimens were collected from five dairy cattle farms located in suburbs of Shanghai, China, with two to five samplings per farm. G. duodenalis assemblages and subtypes were determined using multilocus genotyping (MLG) at the β-giardin (bg), glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh), and triosephosphate isomerase (tpi) loci...
May 26, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550121/bcl6-represses-antiviral-resistance-in-follicular-t-helper-cells
#2
Tohti Amet, Young Min Son, Li Jiang, In Su Cheon, Su Huang, Samir K Gupta, Alexander L Dent, Luis J Montaner, Qigui Yu, Jie Sun
Follicular Th (Tfh) cells are a distinct subset of Th cells that help B cells produce class-switched antibodies. Studies have demonstrated that Tfh cells are highly prone to HIV infection and replication. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are largely unclear. Here, we show that murine and human Tfh cells have diminished constitutive expression of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) inclusive of antiviral resistance factor MX dynamin-like GTPase 2 (MX2) and IFN-induced transmembrane 3 (IFITM3) compared with non-Tfh cells...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550015/statistical-methods-for-latent-class-quantitative-trait-loci-mapping
#3
Shuyun Ye, Rhonda Bacher, Mark P Keller, Alan D Attie, Christina Kendziorski
Identifying the genetic basis of complex traits is an important problem with the potential to impact a broad range of biological endeavors. A number of effective statistical methods are available for quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping that allow for the efficient identification of multiple, potentially interacting, loci under a variety of experimental conditions. Although proven useful in hundreds of studies, the majority of these methods assume a single model common to each subject and consequently sacrifice power and accuracy when genetically distinct subclasses exist...
May 26, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549975/knockdown-of-epigenetic-transcriptional-co-regulator-brd2a-disrupts-apoptosis-and-proper-formation-of-hindbrain-and-midbrain-hindbrain-boundary-mhb-region-in-zebrafish
#4
Tami Murphy, Heather Melville, Eliza Fradkin, Giana Bistany, Gregory Branigan, Kelly Olsen, Catharine R Comstock, Hayley Hanby, Ellie Garbade, Angela J DiBenedetto
Brd2 is a member of the bromodomain-extraterminal domain (BET) family of proteins and functions as an acetyl-histone-directed transcriptional co-regulator and recruitment scaffold in chromatin modification complexes affecting signal-dependent transcription. While Brd2 acts as a protooncogene in mammalian blood, developmental studies link it to regulation of neuronal apoptosis and epilepsy, and complete knockout of the gene is invariably embryonic lethal. In Drosophila, the Brd2 homolog acts as a maternal effect factor necessary for segment formation and identity and proper expression of homeotic loci, including Ultrabithorax and engrailed...
May 23, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549865/application-of-crispr-cas9-to-the-study-of-brain-development-and-neuropsychiatric-disease
#5
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S K Powell, J Gregory, S Akbarian, K J Brennand
CRISPR/Cas9 technology has transformed our abilities to manipulate the genome and epigenome, as applications have expanded from efficient genomic editing to include the targeted localization of effectors to specific genomic loci. By facilitating the manipulation of DNA- and histone-modifying enzyme activities, activation or repression of gene expression, and targeting of transcriptional regulators to defined loci, it is now possible to directly probe the role of gene-regulatory and epigenetic pathways in order to examine their roles in basic biology and disease processes...
May 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549553/genetic-polymorphisms-of-12-x-str-loci-in-shaanxi-han-population-from-china
#6
Mao Sun, YunTao Zhang, XiaoNan Zhang, ShanMin Fu, YuanMing Wu
Allele frequencies for 12 X STR loci (DXS8378, DXS10159, DXS10162, DXS10164, DXS981, DXS6789, DXS7424, DXS101, DXS7133, GATA165B12, GATA31E08 and DXS7423) were obtained from a sample of 518 unrelated individuals from Shaanxi, China. We observed a total of 108 alleles in the group with the allelic frequency values ranging from less than 0.0014 to 0.6768. Our statistic analysis indicates that the 12 X STR conform to the Hardy-Weinberg's equilibrium. Heterozygosity among the studied 12 X STR loci showed a distribution of 42...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549552/haplotype-diversity-of-17-y-chromosome-str-loci-in-han-population-from-different-areas-of-sichuan-province-southwest-china
#7
Guangyao Fan, Wei Li, Yi Ye, Xuebo Li, Wendong Ge, Yongqiang Yang, Bing Long
The distribution of 17 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci, included in the AmpFlSTR®Yfiler™ amplification kit, were analyzed in six different samplings (N=878) from Sichuan, China. Haplotype diversity and discrimination capacity (DC) values were calculated. Pairwise Rst values were evaluated in AMOVA analysis and visualized through multidimensional scaling (MDS). A total of 547 unique haplotypes were detected. The observed haplotype diversity and discrimination capacity were 0.9995 and 0.7745, respectively...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549546/population-genetic-analysis-of-xiamen-han-population-on-21-short-tandem-repeat-loci
#8
Lili Wu, Bin Pei, Peng Ran, Xiuyu Song
GlobalFiler™ Express amplification kit incorporates 21 commonly used autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci and three gender determination loci. In this study, we analyzed GlobalFiler STR loci on 1006 unrelated individuals sampled of the Han population from Xiamen city, Fujian province, China. No deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were observed. The combined probability of exclusion (CPE) for all 21 STR loci were >0.99999999771. A comparison of the allele frequencies in the population under study has been performed with other published from East Asian population for the same loci...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549545/developmental-and-internal-validation-of-a-novel-13-loci-str-multiplex-method-for-cannabis-sativa-dna-profiling
#9
Rachel Houston, Matthew Birck, Sheree Hughes-Stamm, David Gangitano
Marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) is a plant cultivated and trafficked worldwide as a source of fiber (hemp), medicine, and intoxicant. The development of a validated method using molecular techniques such as short tandem repeats (STRs) could serve as an intelligence tool to link multiple cases by means of genetic individualization or association of cannabis samples. For this purpose, a 13 loci STR multiplex method was developed, optimized, and validated according to relevant ISFG and SWGDAM guidelines. The STR multiplex consists of 13 previously described C...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549544/genetic-dissection-of-five-ethnic-groups-from-punjab-north-west-india-a-study-based-on-autosomal-markers
#10
Gagandeep Singh, Indu Talwar, Harkirat Singh Sandhu, Kawaljit Matharoo, A J S Bhanwer
The present study assessed the applicability of Alu insertion elements and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in forensic identification and estimated the extent of genetic variation in five major ethnic groups of Punjab, North-West India. A total of 1012 unrelated samples belonging to Banias, Brahmins, Jat Sikhs, Khatris and Scheduled Castes were genotyped for four Alu elements (ACE, APO, PLAT, D1) and six Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms [ESR (PvuII), LPL (PvuII), HTR2A (MspI), DRD2 Taq1A, Taq1B, Taq1D]...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549542/study-of-autosomal-str-loci-with-ibs-method-in-full-sibling-identification
#11
Li Yuan, Xu Xu, Dong Zhao, He Ren, Chaohui Hu, Wen Chen, Shicheng Hao, Di Lu, Lin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the application of 51 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci with the identity by state (IBS) method and a discriminant function algorithm in full-sib identification. METHODS: A total of 342 pairs of full sibs (FSs) and 3900 pairs of unrelated individuals (UIs) were genotyped for 51 STR loci. Groups were formed in accordance with discrimination power (DP) values and the number of loci, and IBS scores of FSs and UIs were analyzed and compared...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549456/association-mapping-of-loci-controlling-genetic-and-environmental-interaction-of-soybean-flowering-time-under-various-photo-thermal-conditions
#12
Tingting Mao, Jinyu Li, Zixiang Wen, Tingting Wu, Cunxiang Wu, Shi Sun, Bingjun Jiang, Wensheng Hou, Wenbin Li, Qijian Song, Dechun Wang, Tianfu Han
BACKGROUND: Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is a short day plant. Its flowering and maturity time are controlled by genetic and environmental factors, as well the interaction between the two factors. Previous studies have shown that both genetic and environmental factors, mainly photoperiod and temperature, control flowering time of soybean. Additionally, these studies have reported gene × gene and gene × environment interactions on flowering time. However, the effects of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in response to photoperiod and temperature have not been well evaluated...
May 26, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549353/crowding-visual-awareness-and-their-respective-neural-loci
#13
Kilho Shin, Susana T L Chung, Bosco S Tjan
In peripheral vision, object identification can be impeded when a target object is flanked by other objects. This phenomenon of crowding has been attributed to basic processes associated with image encoding by the visual system, but the neural origin of crowding is not known. Determining whether crowding depends on subjective awareness of the flankers can provide information on the neural origin of crowding. However, recent studies that manipulated flanker awareness have yielded conflicting results. In the current study, we suppressed flanker awareness with two methods: interocular suppression (IOS) and adaptation-induced blindness (AIB)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548086/corrigendum-1000-genomes-based-meta-analysis-identifies-10-novel-loci-for-kidney-function
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Mathias Gorski, Peter J van der Most, Alexander Teumer, Audrey Y Chu, Man Li, Vladan Mijatovic, Ilja M Nolte, Massimiliano Cocca, Daniel Taliun, Felicia Gomez, Yong Li, Bamidele Tayo, Adrienne Tin, Mary F Feitosa, Thor Aspelund, John Attia, Reiner Biffar, Murielle Bochud, Eric Boerwinkle, Ingrid Borecki, Erwin P Bottinger, Ming-Huei Chen, Vincent Chouraki, Marina Ciullo, Josef Coresh, Marilyn C Cornelis, Gary C Curhan, Adamo Pio d' Adamo, Abbas Dehghan, Laura Dengler, Jingzhong Ding, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Karlhans Endlich, Stefan Enroth, Tõnu Esko, Oscar H Franco, Paolo Gasparini, Christian Gieger, Giorgia Girotto, Omri Gottesman, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Stephen J Hancock, Tamara B Harris, Catherine Helmer, Simon Höllerer, Edith Hofer, Albert Hofman, Elizabeth G Holliday, Georg Homuth, Frank B Hu, Cornelia Huth, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Shih-Jen Hwang, Medea Imboden, Åsa Johansson, Mika Kähönen, Wolfgang König, Holly Kramer, Bernhard K Krämer, Ashish Kumar, Zoltan Kutalik, Jean-Charles Lambert, Lenore J Launer, Terho Lehtimäki, Martin H de Borst, Gerjan Navis, Morris Swertz, Yongmei Liu, Kurt Lohman, Ruth J F Loos, Yingchang Lu, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Mark A McEvoy, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Andres Metspalu, Marie Metzger, Evelin Mihailov, Paul Mitchell, Matthias Nauck, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Matthias Olden, Brenda Wjh Penninx, Giorgio Pistis, Peter P Pramstaller, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Olli T Raitakari, Rainer Rettig, Paul M Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Antonietta Robino, Sylvia E Rosas, Douglas Ruderfer, Daniela Ruggiero, Yasaman Saba, Cinzia Sala, Helena Schmidt, Reinhold Schmidt, Rodney J Scott, Sanaz Sedaghat, Albert V Smith, Rossella Sorice, Benedicte Stengel, Sylvia Stracke, Konstantin Strauch, Daniela Toniolo, Andre G Uitterlinden, Sheila Ulivi, Jorma S Viikari, Uwe Völker, Peter Vollenweider, Henry Völzke, Dragana Vuckovic, Melanie Waldenberger, Jie Jin Wang, Qiong Yang, Daniel I Chasman, Gerard Tromp, Harold Snieder, Iris M Heid, Caroline S Fox, Anna Köttgen, Cristian Pattaro, Carsten A Böger, Christian Fuchsberger
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep45040.
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547825/dual-redundant-sequencing-strategy-full-length-gene-characterisation-of-1056-novel-and-confirmatory-hla-alleles
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V Albrecht, C Zweiniger, V Surendranath, K Lang, G Schöfl, A Dahl, S Winkler, V Lange, I Böhme, A H Schmidt
The high-throughput department of DKMS Life Science Lab encounters novel human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles on a daily basis. To characterise these alleles, we have developed a system to sequence the whole gene from 5'- to 3'-UTR for the HLA loci A, B, C, DQB1 and DPB1 for submission to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Nucleotide Archive (EMBL-ENA) and the IPD-IMGT/HLA Database. Our workflow is based on a dual redundant sequencing strategy. Using shotgun sequencing on an Illumina MiSeq instrument and single molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing on a PacBio RS II instrument, we are able to achieve highly accurate HLA full-length consensus sequences...
May 25, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547585/aio-casilio-a-robust-crispr-cas9-pumilio-system-for-chromosome-labeling
#16
Shuxian Zhang, Zhan Song
The biological function of chromatin bases on its spatial organization and dynamic activities in different situations. Labeling and tracing of genomic sequences has been a huge challenge in studying the spatial dynamics of chromatin. We reported the development of 'all-in-one Casilio system (Aio-Casilio)', a new system that enables the labeling of endogenous genomic loci. The Aio-Casilio system consists of the dCas9 protein, mClover fused with the Pumilio and FBF proteins RNA-binding domain (PUF domain) and an U6-sgRNA appended with multiple PUF-binding site(s)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547520/small-scale-intraspecific-patterns-of-adaptive-immunogenetic-polymorphisms-and-neutral-variation-in-lake-superior-lake-trout
#17
Shauna M Baillie, Riley R Hemstock, Andrew M Muir, Charles C Krueger, Paul Bentzen
Many fishes express high levels of intraspecific variability, often linked to resource partitioning. Several studies show that a species' evolutionary trajectory of adaptive divergence can undergo reversals caused by changes in its environment. Such a reversal in neutral genetic and morphological variation among lake trout Salvelinus namaycush ecomorphs appears to be underway in Lake Superior. However, a water depth gradient in neutral genetic divergence was found to be associated with intraspecific diversity in the lake...
May 25, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546511/the-nanci-nkx2-1-gene-duplex-buffers-nkx2-1-expression-to-maintain-lung-development-and-homeostasis
#18
Michael J Herriges, David J Tischfield, Zheng Cui, Michael P Morley, Yumiao Han, Apoorva Babu, Su Li, MinMin Lu, Isis Cendan, Benjamin A Garcia, Stewart A Anderson, Edward E Morrisey
A subset of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) is spatially correlated with transcription factors (TFs) across the genome, but how these lncRNA-TF gene duplexes regulate tissue development and homeostasis is unclear. We identified a feedback loop within the NANCI (Nkx2.1-associated noncoding intergenic RNA)-Nkx2.1 gene duplex that is essential for buffering Nkx2.1 expression, lung epithelial cell identity, and tissue homeostasis. Within this locus, Nkx2.1 directly inhibits NANCI, while NANCI acts in cis to promote Nkx2...
May 25, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546436/quantifying-wheat-sensitivities-to-environmental-constraints-to-dissect-g-x-e-in-the-field
#19
Boris Parent, Julien Bonneau, Lance Maphosa, Alex Kovalchuk, Peter Langridge, Delphine Fleury
Yield is subject to strong Genotype by Environment interactions (G x E) in the field, especially under abiotic constraints such as soil water deficit (Drought, D) and high temperature (Heat, H). Since environmental conditions show strong fluctuations during the whole crop cycle, geneticists usually do not consider the environmental measures as quantitative variables, but rather as factors in multi-environment analyses. Based on 11 experiments in a field platform with contrasted temperature and soil water deficit, we determined the periods of sensitivity to drought and heat constraints in wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
May 25, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546428/the-myocardin-related-transcription-factor-mkl-co-regulates-the-cellular-levels-of-two-profilin-isoforms
#20
Marion Joy, David Gau, Nevin Castellucci, Ron Prywes, Partha Roy
Megakaryoblastic leukemia (MKL)/ serum response factor (SRF)-mediated gene transcription is a highly conserved mechanism that connects dynamic reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton to regulation of expression of a wide range of genes including SRF itself and many important structural and regulatory components of actin cytoskeleton. In this study, we examined the possible role of MKL/SRF in the context of regulation of profilin (Pfn), a major controller of actin dynamics and actin cytoskeletal remodeling in cells...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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