keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Drosophila melanogaster

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228366/genotype-influences-day-to-day-variability-in-sleep-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#1
Katherine J Wu, Shailesh Kumar, Yazmin L Serrano Negron, Susan T Harbison
Patterns of sleep often vary among individuals. But sleep and activity may also vary within an individual, fluctuating in pattern across time. One possibility is that these daily fluctuations in sleep are caused by the underlying genotype of the individual. However, differences attributable to genetic causes are difficult to distinguish from environmental factors in outbred populations such as humans. We therefore employed Drosophila as a model of intra-individual variability in sleep using previously collected sleep and activity data from the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel, a collection of wild-derived inbred lines...
December 8, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228267/the-effects-of-sex-biased-gene-expression-and-x-linkage-on-rates-of-sequence-evolution-in-drosophila
#2
José Luis Campos, Keira Johnston, Brian Charlesworth
A faster rate of adaptive evolution of X-linked genes compared with autosomal genes (the faster-X effect) can be caused by the fixation of recessive or partially recessive advantageous mutations. This effect should be largest for advantageous mutations that affect only male fitness, and least for mutations that affect only female fitness. We tested these predictions in Drosophila melanogaster by using coding and functionally significant non-coding sequences of genes with different levels of sex-biased expression...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228179/a-large-panel-of-drosophila-simulans-reveals-an-abundance-of-common-variants
#3
Sarah A Signor, Felicia N New, Sergey Nuzhdin
The rapidly expanding availability of large NGS datasets provides an opportunity to investigate population genetics at an unprecedented scale. Drosophila simulans is the sister species of the model organism D. melanogaster, and is often presumed to share similar demographic history. However, previous population genetic and ecological work suggest very different signatures of selection and demography. Here we sequence a new panel of 170 inbred genotypes of a North American population of D. simulans, a valuable complement to the DGRP and other D...
December 8, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227247/stress-induced-cdk5-activity-enhances-cytoprotective-basal-autophagy-in-drosophila-melanogaster-by-phosphorylating-acinus-at-serine437
#4
Nilay Nandi, Lauren K Tyra, Drew Stenesen, Helmut Krämer
Cdk5 is a post-mitotic kinase with complex roles in maintaining neuronal health. The various mechanisms by which Cdk5 inhibits and promotes neurodegeneration are still poorly understood. Here, we show that in Drosophila melanogaster Cdk5 regulates basal autophagy, a key mechanism suppressing neurodegeneration. In a targeted screen, Cdk5 genetically interacted with Acinus (Acn), a primarily nuclear protein, which promotes starvation-independent, basal autophagy. Loss of Cdk5, or its required cofactor p35, reduces S437-Acn phosphorylation, whereas Cdk5 gain-of-function increases pS437-Acn levels...
December 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225579/regulation-of-tissue-growth-by-the-mammalian-hippo-signaling-pathway
#5
REVIEW
Kevin I Watt, Kieran F Harvey, Paul Gregorevic
The integrative control of diverse biological processes such as proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and metabolism is essential to maintain cellular and tissue homeostasis. Disruption of these underlie the development of many disease states including cancer and diabetes, as well as many of the complications that arise as a consequence of aging. These biological outputs are governed by many cellular signaling networks that function independently, and in concert, to convert changes in hormonal, mechanical and metabolic stimuli into alterations in gene expression...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224253/phytochemical-composition-and-biological-activities-of-dyssodia-tagetiflora-lag
#6
Ana María García-Bores, Amira Arciniegas-Arciniegas, Alma Reyna Campos, Carlos Céspedes-Acuña, Betsaida Avila-Suárez, Julio Alarcón-Enos, Saul Flores-Maya, Adriana Montserrat Espinosa-González, Alfonso Romo de Vivar-Romo, Carlos Pérez Plasencia, José Guillermo Avila-Acevedo
While plants of the genus Dyssodia are used by man to a certain extent, few phytochemical and pharmacological studies have been performed with species of this genus. D. tagetiflora is an endemic plant of Mexico and has been used as fodder. The aim of this research was to isolate and identify the main bioactive components and evaluate the insecticidal, antioxidant, genotoxic and cytoprotective activities of D. tagetiflora. The isolated substances included an essential oil composed of six monoterpenes, and extracts containing two flavonols, three flavonol-glycosides and four thiophenes...
December 10, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224041/identifying-and-monitoring-neurons-that-undergo-metamorphosis-regulated-cell-death-metamorphoptosis-by-a-neuron-specific-caspase-sensor-casor-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#7
Gyunghee Lee, Jaeman Kim, Yujin Kim, Siuk Yoo, Jae H Park
Activation of caspases is an essential step toward initiating apoptotic cell death. During metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster, many larval neurons are programmed for elimination to establish an adult central nervous system (CNS) as well as peripheral nervous system (PNS). However, their neuronal functions have remained mostly unknown due to the lack of proper tools to identify them. To obtain detailed information about the neurochemical phenotypes of the doomed larval neurons and their timing of death, we generated a new GFP-based caspase sensor (Casor) that is designed to change its subcellular position from the cell membrane to the nucleus following proteolytic cleavage by active caspases...
December 9, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223976/zinc-detoxification-a-functional-genomics-and-transcriptomics-analysis-in-drosophila-melanogaster-cultured-cells
#8
Stephanie E Mohr, Kirstin Rudd, Yanhui Hu, Wei R Song, Quentin Gilly, Michael Buckner, Benjamin E Housden, Colleen Kelley, Jonathan Zirin, Rong Tao, Gabriel Amador, Katarzyna Sierzputowska, Aram Comjean, Norbert Perrimon
Cells require some metals, such as zinc and manganese, but excess levels of these metals can be toxic. As a result, cells have evolved complex mechanisms for maintaining metal homeostasis and surviving metal intoxication. Here, we present the results of a large-scale functional genomic screen in Drosophila cultured cells for modifiers of zinc chloride toxicity, together with transcriptomics data for wildtype or genetically zinc-sensitized cells challenged with mild zinc chloride supplementation. Altogether, we identified 47 genes for which knockdown conferred sensitivity or resistance to toxic zinc or manganese chloride treatment, and more than 1800 putative zinc-responsive genes...
December 9, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222116/our-views-of-dynamic-n6-methyladenosine-rna-methylation
#9
Boxuan Zhao, Sigrid Nachtergaele, Ian A Roundtree, Chuan He
We thank Darnell et al. in their Divergent Views article for noting our contributions to recent progress in the field of RNA modifications. We agree with many of the viewpoints expressed: that a majority of messenger RNA N6-methyladenosine (m6A) methylation occurs co-transcriptionally, that one of the main functions of m6A methylation on mRNA is to mark sets of transcripts for expedited turnover, and that this methylation may not dramatically affect splicing in HeLa cells. However, although the impact of m6A methylation on splicing appears to be modest in many cell lines, we suggest to be cautious because m6A methylation is enriched in long exons and overrepresented in transcripts with alternative splicing variants...
December 8, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218879/an-ultra-fast-and-scalable-quantification-pipeline-for-transposable-elements-from-next-generation-sequencing-data
#10
Hyun-Hwan Jeong, Hari Krishna Yalamanchili, Caiwei Guo, Joshua M Shulman, Zhandong Liu
Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA sequences which are capable of moving from one location to another and represent a large proportion (45%) of the human genome. TEs have functional roles in a variety of biological phenomena such as cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and aging. Rapid development in RNA-sequencing technology has enabled us, for the first time, to study the activity of TE at the systems level.However, efficient TE analysis tools are not yet developed. In this work, we developed SalmonTE, a fast and reliable pipeline for the quantification of TEs from RNA-seq data...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218733/a-gene-driven-recovery-mechanism-drosophila-larvae-increase-feeding-activity-for-post-stress-weight-recovery
#11
Masasuke Ryuda, Miku Tabuchi, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Takashi Matsumura, Masanori Ochiai, Yoichi Hayakawa
Recovery from weight loss after stress is important for all organisms, although the recovery mechanisms are not fully understood. We are working to clarify these mechanisms. Here, we recorded enhanced feeding activity of Drosophila melanogaster larvae from 2 to 4 h after heat stress at 35°C for 1 h. During the post-stress period, expression levels of sweet taste gustatory receptor genes (Grs), Gr5a, Gr43a, Gr64a, and Gr64f, were elevated, whereas bitter taste Grs, Gr66a, and Gr33a, were decreased in expression and expression of a non-typical taste receptor Gr, Gr68a, was unchanged...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217730/in-vivo%C3%A2-functional-analysis-of-drosophila-robo1-fibronectin-type-iii-repeats
#12
Haley E Brown, Marie C Reichert, Timothy A Evans
The repellant ligand Slit and its Roundabout (Robo) family receptors regulate midline crossing of axons during development of the embryonic CNS. Slit proteins are produced at the midline and signal through Robo receptors to repel axons from the midline. Disruption of Slit-Robo signaling causes ectopic midline crossing phenotypes in the CNS of a broad range of animals, including insects and vertebrates. While previous studies have investigated the roles of Drosophila melanogaster Robo1's five Immunoglobulin-like (Ig) domains, little is known about the importance of the three evolutionarily conserved Fibronectin (Fn) type-III repeats...
December 7, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217522/drosophila-syd-1-has-rhogap-activity-that-is-required-for-presynaptic-clustering-of-bruchpilot-elks-but-not-neurexin-1
#13
Michael A Spinner, David A Walla, Tory G Herman
Syd-1 proteins are required for presynaptic development in worm, fly, and mouse. Syd-1s in all three species contain a Rho GTPase activating protein (GAP)-like domain of unclear significance. Invertebrate Syd-1s are thought to lack GAP activity, and mouse mSYD1A has GAP activity that is thought to be dispensible for its function. Here we show that Drosophila melanogaster Syd-1 can interact with all six fly Rhos and has GAP activity toward Rac1 and Cdc42. During development, fly Syd-1 clusters multiple presynaptic proteins at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), including the cell adhesion molecule Neurexin (Nrx-1) and the active zone (AZ) component Bruchpilot (Brp), both of which Syd-1 binds directly...
December 7, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216317/novel-wolbachia-transinfected-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-possess-diverse-fitness-and-vector-competence-phenotypes
#14
Johanna E Fraser, Jyotika Taneja De Bruyne, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Justin Stepnell, Rhiannon L Burns, Heather A Flores, Scott L O'Neill
Wolbachia pipientis from Drosophila melanogaster (wMel) is an endosymbiotic bacterium that restricts transmission of human pathogenic flaviviruses and alphaviruses, including dengue, Zika, and chikungunya viruses, when introduced into the mosquito vector Aedes aegypti. To date, wMel-infected Ae. aegypti have been released in field trials in 5 countries to evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy for disease control. Despite the success in establishing wMel-infected mosquitoes in wild populations, and the well-characterized antiviral capabilities of wMel, transinfecting different or additional Wolbachia strains into Ae...
December 7, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214051/cytochrome-b5-protects-photoreceptors-from-light-stress-induced-lipid-peroxidation-and-retinal-degeneration
#15
Xinping Chen, Hana Hall, Jeffrey P Simpson, Walter D Leon-Salas, Donald F Ready, Vikki M Weake
Lipid peroxides are generated by oxidative stress in cells, and contribute to ageing and neurodegenerative disease. The eye is at special risk for lipid peroxidation because photoreceptors possess amplified sensory membranes rich in peroxidation-susceptible polyunsaturated fatty acids. Light-induced lipid peroxidation in the retina contributes to retinal degeneration, and lipid peroxidation has been implicated in the progression of age-associated ocular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
2017: NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212035/comprehensive-characterization-of-the-complex-lola-locus-reveals-a-novel-role-in-the-octopaminergic-pathway-via-tyramine-beta-hydroxylase-regulation
#16
Nadja Dinges, Violeta Morin, Nastasja Kreim, Tony D Southall, Jean-Yves Roignant
Longitudinals lacking (lola) is one of the most complex genes in Drosophila melanogaster, encoding up to 20 protein isoforms that include key transcription factors involved in axonal pathfinding and neural reprogramming. Most previous studies have employed loss-of-function alleles that disrupt lola common exons, making it difficult to delineate isoform-specific functions. To overcome this issue, we have generated isoform-specific mutants for all isoforms using CRISPR/Cas9. This enabled us to study specific isoforms with respect to previously characterized roles for Lola and to demonstrate a specific function for one variant in axon guidance via activation of the microtubule-associated factor Futsch...
December 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211847/changes-in-neuronal-signaling-and-cell-stress-response-pathways-are-associated-with-a-multigenic-response-of-drosophila-melanogaster-to-ddt-selection
#17
Keon Mook Seong, Brad S Coates, Weilin Sun, John M Clark, Barry R Pittendrigh
The adaptation of insect populations to insecticidal control is a continual threat to human health and sustainable agricultural practices, but many complex genomic mechanisms involved in this adaption remain poorly understood. This study applied a systems approach to investigate the interconnections between structural and functional variance in response to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) within the Drosophila melanogaster strain 91-R. Directional selection in six selective sweeps coincided with constitutive gene expression differences in DDT resistant flies, including the most highly up-regulated transcript, Unc-115b, which plays a central role in axon guidance, and the most highly down-regulated transcript, the angiopoietin-like CG31832, which is involved in directing vascular branching and dendrite outgrowth but likely under trans-regulatory control...
December 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211252/ilex-paraguariensis-extracts-extend-the-lifespan-of-drosophila-melanogaster-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#18
A C Colpo, M E Lima, H S da Rosa, A P Leal, C C Colares, A C Zago, A C F Salgueiro, P R Bertelli, L Minetto, S Moura, A S L Mendez, V Folmer
Studies have suggested that total energy intake and diet composition affect lifespan and ageing. A high-fat diet induces oxidative stress and affects the development of diseases. In contrast, antioxidants are capable of reducing its harmful effects. Yerba mate beverages are an important source of antioxidants, but there is scarce knowledge about their effects on suppressing fat accumulation. Here, we investigated the compounds present in yerba mate extracts and assessed their effects on Drosophila melanogaster given a high cholesterol diet...
November 30, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208777/short-a%C3%AE-peptides-attenuate-a%C3%AE-42-toxicity-in-vivo
#19
Brenda D Moore, Jason Martin, Lorena de Mena, Jonatan Sanchez, Pedro E Cruz, Carolina Ceballos-Diaz, Thomas B Ladd, Yong Ran, Yona Levites, Thomas L Kukar, Justin J Kurian, Robert McKenna, Edward H Koo, David R Borchelt, Christopher Janus, Diego Rincon-Limas, Pedro Fernandez-Funez, Todd E Golde
Processing of amyloid-β (Aβ) precursor protein (APP) by γ-secretase produces multiple species of Aβ: Aβ40, short Aβ peptides (Aβ37-39), and longer Aβ peptides (Aβ42-43). γ-Secretase modulators, a class of Alzheimer's disease therapeutics, reduce production of the pathogenic Aβ42 but increase the relative abundance of short Aβ peptides. To evaluate the pathological relevance of these peptides, we expressed Aβ36-40 and Aβ42-43 in Drosophila melanogaster to evaluate inherent toxicity and potential modulatory effects on Aβ42 toxicity...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208631/the-drosophila-junctophilin-gene-is-functionally-equivalent-to-its-four-mammalian-counterparts-and-is-a-modifier-of-a-huntingtin-poly-q-expansion-and-the-notch-pathway
#20
Eduardo Calpena, Víctor López Del Amo, Mouli Chakraborty, Beatriz Llamusí, Rubén Artero, Carmen Espinós, Máximo I Galindo
Members of the Junctophilin (JPH) protein family have emerged as key actors in all excitable cells with critical implications for human pathophysiology. In mammals this family consists in four members (JPH1-4) that are differentially expressed throughout excitable cells. The analysis of knockout mice lacking JPH subtypes has demonstrated their essential contribution to physiological functions in skeletal and cardiac muscles, and neurons. Moreover, mutations in the human JPH2 gene are associated with hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies; mutations in JPH3 are responsible for the neurodegenerative Huntington's disease-like-2 (HDL2), whereas JPH1 acts as a genetic modifier in CMT2K peripheral neuropathy...
November 20, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
keyword
keyword
87198
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"