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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933519/heterogeneous-stock-populations-for-analysis-of-complex-traits
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Leah C Solberg Woods, Richard Mott
Heterogeneous Stock (HS) populations allow for fine-resolution genetic mapping of a variety of complex traits. HS mice and rats were created from breeding together eight inbred strains, followed by maintaining the colony in a manner that minimizes inbreeding. After 50 or more generations of breeding, the resulting animals' chromosomes represent a genetic mosaic of the founders' haplotypes, with the average distance between recombination events in the centiMorgan range. This allows for genetic mapping to only a few Mb, a much smaller region than what can be identified using traditional F2 intercross or backcross mapping strategies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933089/a-rare-inherited-15q11-2-q13-1-interstitial-duplication-with-maternal-somatic-mosaicism-renal-carcinoma-and-autism
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Nora Urraca, Brian Potter, Rachel Hundley, Eniko K Pivnick, Kathryn McVicar, Ronald L Thibert, Christopher Ledbetter, Reed Chamberlain, Leticia Miravalle, Carissa L Sirois, Stormy Chamberlain, Lawrence T Reiter
Chromosome 15q11-q13.1 duplication is a common copy number variant associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Most cases are de novo, maternal in origin and fully penetrant for ASD. Here, we describe a unique family with an interstitial 15q11.2-q13.1 maternal duplication and the presence of somatic mosaicism in the mother. She is typically functioning, but formal autism testing showed mild ASD. She had several congenital anomalies, and she is the first 15q Duplication case reported in the literature to develop unilateral renal carcinoma...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930708/three-dimensional-construction-of-a-rabbit-anterior-corneal-replacement-for-lamellar-keratoplasty
#3
Kunpeng Pang, Liqun Du, Kai Zhang, Chenyang Dai, Chengqun Ju, Jing Zhu, Xinyi Wu
The aim of this study was to construct a rabbit anterior corneal replacement for transplantation using acellular porcine corneal matrix (APCM) and rabbit epithelial or stromal cells. APCM was prepared from fresh porcine cornea treated with 0.5% (wt./vol.) sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) solution. The expanded stromal cells were first injected into APCM parallel to its surface and were cultured in a shaking culture system for 7 days to obtain the stromal construct. Next, corneal epithelial cells were cultured on the stromal construct surface for another 7 days to obtain rabbit anterior corneal lamella...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930307/cosmc-is-an-x-linked-inflammatory-bowel-disease-risk-gene-that-spatially-regulates-gut-microbiota-and-contributes-to-sex-specific-risk
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Matthew R Kudelka, Benjamin H Hinrichs, Trevor Darby, Carlos S Moreno, Hikaru Nishio, Christopher E Cutler, Jianmei Wang, Huixia Wu, Junwei Zeng, Yingchun Wang, Tongzhong Ju, Sean R Stowell, Asma Nusrat, Rheinallt M Jones, Andrew S Neish, Richard D Cummings
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) results from aberrant immune stimulation against a dysbiotic mucosal but relatively preserved luminal microbiota and preferentially affects males in early onset disease. However, factors contributing to sex-specific risk and the pattern of dysbiosis are largely unexplored. Core 1 β3GalT-specific molecular chaperone (Cosmc), which encodes an X-linked chaperone important for glycocalyx formation, was recently identified as an IBD risk factor by genome-wide association study. We deleted Cosmc in mouse intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and found marked reduction of microbiota diversity in progression from the proximal to the distal gut mucosa, but not in the overlying lumen, as seen in IBD...
December 7, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928998/interrogation-of-bimetallic-particle-oxidation-in-three-dimensions-at-the-nanoscale
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Lili Han, Qingping Meng, Deli Wang, Yimei Zhu, Jie Wang, Xiwen Du, Eric A Stach, Huolin L Xin
An understanding of bimetallic alloy oxidation is key to the design of hollow-structured binary oxides and the optimization of their catalytic performance. However, one roadblock encountered in studying these binary oxide systems is the difficulty in describing the heterogeneities that occur in both structure and chemistry as a function of reaction coordinate. This is due to the complexity of the three-dimensional mosaic patterns that occur in these heterogeneous binary systems. By combining real-time imaging and chemical-sensitive electron tomography, we show that it is possible to characterize these systems with simultaneous nanoscale and chemical detail...
December 8, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928862/first-trimester-pregnancy-loss-clinical-implications-of-genetic-testing
#6
REVIEW
Diana Massalska, Janusz Grzegorz Zimowski, Julia Bijok, Magdalena Pawelec, Małgorzata Czubak-Barlik, Grzegorz Jakiel, Tomasz Roszkowski
Around 10-15% of pregnancies result in a spontaneous first trimester miscarriage, which is most frequently caused by chromosomal abnormalities, mainly aneuploidies. Genetic analysis of pregnancy loss includes conventional G-banding karyotyping and various molecular methods. Apart from variable methodological limitations, the effectiveness of genetic analysis depends on the type and quality of the tested sample. To improve the reliability of genetic testing, we present methods of appropriate collection and pre-laboratory preparation of chorionic villi from first trimester miscarriage...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928044/microbes-in-the-anthropocene-spillover-of-agriculturally-selected-bacteria-and-their-impact-on-natural-ecosystems
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REVIEW
Thomas Bell, Jason M Tylianakis
Soil microbial communities are enormously diverse, with at least millions of species and trillions of genes unknown to science or poorly described. Soil microbial communities are key components of agriculture, for example, in provisioning nitrogen and protecting crops from pathogens, providing overall ecosystem services in excess of $1000bn per year. It is important to know how humans are affecting this hidden diversity. Much is known about the negative consequences of agricultural intensification on higher organisms, but almost nothing is known about how alterations to landscapes affect microbial diversity, distributions and processes...
December 14, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927699/mosaic-organization-of-body-pattern-control-in-the-optic-lobe-of-squids
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Tsung-Han Liu, Chuan-Chin Chiao
: Cephalopods in nature undergo highly dynamic skin coloration changes that allow rapid camouflage and intra-species communication. The optic lobe is thought to play a key role in controlling the expansion of the chromatophores that generate these diverse body patterns. However, the functional organization of the optic lobe and neural control of the various body patterns by the optic lobe are largely unknown. We applied electrical stimulation within the optic lobe to investigate the neural basis of body patterning in the oval squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana Most areas in the optic lobe mediated predominately ipsilateral expansion of chromatophores present on the mantle but not on the head and arms; furthermore, the expanded areas after electrical stimulation were positively correlated with an increase in stimulating voltage and stimulation depth...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927236/chronic-infantile-neurological-cutaneous-and-articular-cinca-syndrome-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Martina Finetti, Alessia Omenetti, Silvia Federici, Roberta Caorsi, Marco Gattorno
INTRODUCTION: The Chronic Infantile Neurological Cutaneous and Articular (CINCA, or Neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease NOMID) is a rare autoinflammatory disease identified in 1987 by Prieur et al., typically characterized by the triad of skin rash, arthropathy and central nervous system manifestations. It represents the most severe phenotype of the cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS). CLINICAL DESCRIPTION AND ETIOLOGY: The syndrome is due to autosomal dominant gain of function mutations in NLRP3, which encodes a key component of the innate immunity that regulates the activation and secretion of interleukin (IL)-1β...
December 7, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924422/spatial-overlap-between-people-and-non-human-primates-in-a-fragmented-landscape
#10
Sarah B Paige, Johanna Bleecker, Jonathan Mayer, Tony Goldberg
In western Uganda, the landscape surrounding Kibale National Park (KNP) contains households, trading centers, roads, fields, and forest fragments. The mosaic arrangement of these landscape features is thought to enhance human-primate interaction, leading to primate population declines and increased bi-directional disease transmission. Using a social-ecological systems research framework that captures the complexity of interaction among people, wildlife, and environment, we studied five forest fragments near KNP and conducted intensive on-the-ground mapping to identify locations of human-primate spatial overlap...
December 6, 2016: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924152/molecular-characterization-of-a-rare-analphoid-supernumerary-marker-chromosome-derived-from-7q35%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-qter-a-case-report
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Bárbara Marques, Cristina Ferreira, Filomena Brito, Sónia Pedro, Cristina Alves, Teresa Lourenço, Marta Amorim, Hildeberto Correia
BACKGROUND: Analphoid supernumerary marker chromosomes (aSMC) constitute one of the smallest groups of SMC, and are characterized by a centromeric constriction but no detectable alpha-satellite DNA. These marker chromosomes cannot be properly identified by conventional banding techniques alone, and molecular cytogenetic methods are necessary for a detailed characterization. Analphoid SMC derived from chromosome 7 are extremely rare, with only five cases reported so far. CASE PRESENTATION: In this work we report an aSMC involving the terminal long arm of chromosome 7 in a 10-year-old boy with multiple dysmorphic features and severe development delay...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923923/antiviral-innate-immune-response-interferes-with-the-formation-of-replication-associated-membrane-structures-induced-by-a-positive-strand-rna-virus
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Diede Oudshoorn, Barbara van der Hoeven, Ronald W A L Limpens, Corrine Beugeling, Eric J Snijder, Montserrat Bárcena, Marjolein Kikkert
: Infection with nidoviruses like corona- and arteriviruses induces a reticulovesicular network of interconnected endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-derived double-membrane vesicles (DMVs) and other membrane structures. This network is thought to accommodate the viral replication machinery and protect it from innate immune detection. We hypothesized that the innate immune response has tools to counteract the formation of these virus-induced replication organelles in order to inhibit virus replication...
December 6, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923589/comparative-detection-of-a-large-population-of-grapevine-viruses-by-taqman-%C3%A2-rt-qpcr-and-elisa
#13
Sébastien Bruisson, Sylvain Lebel, Bernard Walter, Laurent Prevotat, Sam Seddas, Paul Schellenbaum
Grapevine (Vitis spp) can be infected by numerous viruses that are often widespread and of great economic importance. Reliable detection methods are necessary for sanitary selection which is the only way to partly control grapevine virus diseases. Biological indexing and ELISA are currently the standard methods for screening propagation material, and PCR-methods are becoming increasingly popular. Due to the diversity of virus isolates, it is essential to verify that the tests allow the detection of the largest possible virus populations...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922269/genomic-study-of-the-type-ivc-secretion-system-in-clostridium-difficile-understanding-c-difficile-evolution-via-horizontal-gene-transfer
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Wen Zhang, Ying Cheng, Pengcheng Du, Yuanyuan Zhang, Hongbing Jia, Xianping Li, Jing Wang, Na Han, Yujun Qiang, Chen Chen, Jinxing Lu
Clostridium difficile, the etiological agent of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), is a gram-positive, spore-forming bacillus that is responsible for ∼20% of antibiotic-related cases of diarrhea and nearly all cases of pseudomembranous colitis. Previous data have shown that a substantial proportion (11%) of the C. difficile genome consists of mobile genetic elements, including seven conjugative transposons. However, the mechanism underlying the formation of a mosaic genome in C. difficile is unknown. The type-IV secretion system (T4SS) is the only secretion system known to transfer DNA segments among bacteria...
August 30, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921326/correlation-of-genetic-results-with-testicular-histology-hormones-and-sperm-retrieval-in-nonobstructive-azoospermia-patients-with-testis-biopsy
#15
W Liu, X Gao, G Ma, L Yan, T Chen, T Li, R-M Yu, J-L Ma
To investigate the frequency and types of genetic results in different testicular histology of patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA), and correlated with hormones and sperm retrieval (SR), a retrospective study was conducted in 286 Chinese NOA patients who underwent testis biopsy and 100 age-matched fertile men as the control group. Chromosome karyotype analyses were performed by the peripheral blood chromosome G-band detection method. Screening of Y chromosome microdeletions of azoospermia factor (AZF) region was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of 11 sequence-tagged sites (STS)...
December 6, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920058/a-novel-somatic-mutation-achieves-partial-rescue-in-a-child-with-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome
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Daniel Z Bar, Martin F Arlt, Joan F Brazier, Wendy E Norris, Susan E Campbell, Peter Chines, Delphine Larrieu, Stephen P Jackson, Francis S Collins, Thomas W Glover, Leslie B Gordon
BACKGROUND: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a fatal sporadic autosomal dominant premature ageing disease caused by single base mutations that optimise a cryptic splice site within exon 11 of the LMNA gene. The resultant disease-causing protein, progerin, acts as a dominant negative. Disease severity relies partly on progerin levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report a novel form of somatic mosaicism, where a child possessed two cell populations with different HGPS disease-producing mutations of the same nucleotide-one producing severe HGPS and one mild HGPS...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919468/somatic-gnaq-mutation-is-enriched-in-brain-endothelial-cells-in%C3%A2-sturge-weber-syndrome
#17
Lan Huang, Javier A Couto, Anna Pinto, Sanda Alexandrescu, Joseph R Madsen, Arin K Greene, Mustafa Sahin, Joyce Bischoff
BACKGROUND: Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare congenital neurocutaneous disorder characterized by facial and extracraniofacial capillary malformations and capillary-venule malformations in the leptomeninges. A somatic mosaic mutation in GNAQ (c.548G>A; p.R183Q) was found in SWS brain and skin capillary malformations. Our laboratory showed endothelial cells in skin capillary malformations are enriched for the GNAQ mutation. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the GNAQ mutation is also enriched in endothelial cells in affected SWS brain...
October 21, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915037/quantification-of-pea-enation-mosaic-virus-1-and-2-during-infection-of-pisum-sativum-by-one-step-real-time-rt-pcr
#18
Juliette Doumayrou, Melissa Sheber, Bryony C Bonning, W Allen Miller
Pea enation mosaic virus 1 (PEMV1) and Pea enation mosaic virus 2 (PEMV2) are two viruses in an obligate symbiosis that cause pea enation mosaic disease mainly in plants in the Fabaceae family. This virus system is a valuable model to investigate plant virus replication, movement and vector transmission. Thus, here we describe growth conditions, virus detection methods, and virus accumulation behavior. To measure the accumulation and movement of PEMV1 and PEMV2 in plants during the course of infection, we developed a quantitative real-time one-step reverse transcription PCR procedure using the SYBR-green(®) technology...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913980/complete-nucleotide-sequences-and-construction-of-full-length-infectious-cdna-clones-of-cucumber-green-mottle-mosaic-virus-cgmmv-in-a-versatile-newly-developed-binary-vector-including-both-35s-and-t7-promoters
#19
Chan-Hwan Park, Hye-Kyoung Ju, Jae-Yeong Han, Jong-Seo Park, Ik-Hyun Kim, Eun-Young Seo, Jung-Kyu Kim, John Hammond, Hyoun-Sub Lim
Seed-transmitted viruses have caused significant damage to watermelon crops in Korea in recent years, with cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) infection widespread as a result of infected seed lots. To determine the likely origin of CGMMV infection, we collected CGMMV isolates from watermelon and melon fields and generated full-length infectious cDNA clones. The full-length cDNAs were cloned into newly constructed binary vector pJY, which includes both the 35S and T7 promoters for versatile usage (agroinfiltration and in vitro RNA transcription) and a modified hepatitis delta virus ribozyme sequence to precisely cleave RNA transcripts at the 3' end of the tobamovirus genome...
December 2, 2016: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913619/the-caenorhabditis-elegans-nf2-merlin-molecule-nfm-1-non-autonomously-regulates-neuroblast-migration-and-interacts-genetically-with-the-guidance-cue-slt-1-slit
#20
Matthew P Josephson, Rana Aliani, Megan L Norris, Matthew E Ochs, Mahekta Gujar, Erik A Lundquist
During nervous system development, neurons and their progenitors migrate to their final destinations. In Caenorhabditis elegans, the bilateral Q neuroblasts and their descendants migrate long distances in opposite directions, despite being born in the same posterior region. QR on the right migrates anteriorly and generates the AQR neuron positioned near the head, and QL on the left migrates posteriorly, giving rise to the PQR neuron positioned near the tail. In a screen for genes required for AQR and PQR migration, we identified an allele of nfm-1, which encodes a molecule similar to vertebrate NF2/Merlin, an important tumor suppressor in humans...
December 2, 2016: Genetics
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