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APMIS ; 128(1): 41-47, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31692136

RESUMO

Campylobacteriosis is one of the most frequently reported zoonoses worldwide. The well-documented increase in the ciprofloxacin resistance has increased the importance of rapid detection of the resistance. The incidence of ciprofloxacin resistance was investigated using real-time PCR. Identification of one hundred and fifty-eight strains was performed by PCR. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of ciprofloxacin was determined by Epsilometer test. Following the confirmation of the efficiencies of singleplex real-time PCR methods using two different probes, a cytosine to thymine point mutation at codon 86 was detected by allelic discrimination. Of the 158 strains, 114 (72.2%) were determined to be resistant to ciprofloxacin. The MIC50 and the MIC90 of ciprofloxacin were found to be 8 and ≥32 mg/L, respectively. By real-time PCR, the presence of the mutation was confirmed in all, but one, resistant strains and the absence of the mutation was demonstrated in all, but one, susceptible strains. The rate of resistance is high among C. jejuni strains and ciprofloxacin should not be used in the treatment of such infections in Turkey. A cytosine to thymine mutation is the most frequently detected mechanism for the resistance. Real-time PCR can be used for the quick screening of the resistance.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Campylobacter jejuni/efeitos dos fármacos , Campylobacter jejuni/genética , Ciprofloxacino/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Mutação Puntual , Alelos , Infecções por Campylobacter/epidemiologia , Infecções por Campylobacter/microbiologia , Testes de Sensibilidade a Antimicrobianos por Disco-Difusão , Eletroforese em Gel de Campo Pulsado , Humanos , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Fenótipo , Prevalência , Turquia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(44): e17867, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31689880

RESUMO

Glycogen storage disease (GSD) type IX, characterized by liver enlargement and elevated aminotransferase levels, is the most frequent type of GSD. The global incidence of GSD type IXa is only about 1/100,000 individuals. Case reports of GSD type IX are rare in China. We present the first case report of GSD type IXa in Northeast China caused by mutation of PHKA2.An 11-year-old boy was referred to our hospital because of liver enlargement with consistently elevated transaminase levels over 6 months.Histopathological results following an ultrasound-guided liver biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of GSD. Further genetic testing showed that the patient had GSD type IXa caused by the c.133C>T mutation in PHAK2.We placed the patient on a high-protein and high-starch diet and provided hepatoprotective and supportive therapy.The patient's transaminase levels decreased significantly and were nearly normal at 10-month follow-up.This is the first reported case of GSD type IXa in Northeast China. We hope that the detailed and complete report of this case will provide a reference for the diagnosis of liver enlargement of unknown etiology in future clinical practice.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/virologia , Hepatite B Crônica/genética , Interleucinas/genética , Cirrose Hepática/virologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/virologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/efeitos adversos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Hepatite B Crônica/complicações , Humanos , Cirrose Hepática/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação Puntual , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fumar/efeitos adversos
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Yi Chuan ; 41(10): 939-949, 2019 Oct 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31624056

RESUMO

Mutations in Hypoxanthine-guanine Phosphoribosyltransferase1 (HPRT1) gene can lead to metabolic disorder of hypoxanthine and guanine metabolism, and other severe symptoms such as hypophrenia, gout, and kidney stones, called the Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND). Although the mutations are widely distributed throughout the HPRT1 gene, there are some isolated hot spots. In this study, we aim to introduce two previously reported hot spots, c.508 C>T and c.151 C>T, which could lead to premature translational termination in HPRT1 gene. Through CRISPR/Cas9 mediated homology-directed repair (HDR) by using single-stranded oligo-deoxyribonucleotides (ssODN) as donor template, we obtained cell clones containing these two mutations in HEK293T or HeLa cells. Targeted mutation of c.508 C>T and c.151 C>T reached to 16.3% and 10%, respectively. We further detect HPRT1 protein levels with Western blot and enzyme activity with 6-TG in 5 different cell clones. HPRT1 protein and its enzymatic activity both was hardly detected in homozygous mutant cells, while reduced HPRT1 protein expression and enzymatic activity was detected in heterozygous mutant cells. Our study will be beneficial to those who working on generation of cell or animal models of HRPT1 mutations, and provides a basis for further investigations on the genetic mechanism of Lesch-Nyhan disease.


Assuntos
Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Hipoxantina Fosforribosiltransferase/genética , Mutação Puntual , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Humanos , Síndrome de Lesch-Nyhan/genética
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J Chem Theory Comput ; 15(11): 6444-6455, 2019 Nov 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31593632

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Integral membrane proteins are ubiquitous in biological cellular and subcellular membranes. Despite their significance to cell function, isolation of membrane proteins from their hydrophobic lipid environment and further characterization remains a challenge. To obtain insights into membrane proteins, computational approaches such as docking or self-assembly simulations have been used; however, the promise of these approaches has been limited due to the computational cost. Here we present a new approach called Protein AssociatioN Energy Landscape (PANEL) that provides an extensive and converged data set for all possible conformations of membrane protein associations using a combination of stochastic sampling and equilibration simulations. The PANEL method samples the rotational space around both interacting proteins to obtain the comprehensive interaction energy landscape. We demonstrate the versatility of the PANEL method using two distinct applications: (a) dimerization of claudin-5 tight junction proteins in phospholipid bilayer membrane and (b) dimer and trimer formation of the Outer membrane protein F (OmpF) in the lipopolysaccharide-rich bacterial outer membrane. Both applications required only a fraction of simulation cost compared to self-assembly simulations. The method is robust as it can capture changes in protein-protein conformations caused by point mutations. Moreover, the method is versatile and independent of the molecular resolution (atomistic or coarse grain) or the choice of force field employed to compute the pair-interaction energies. The PANEL method is implemented in easy-to-use scripts that are available for download for general use by the scientific community to characterize any pair of interacting integral membrane proteins.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Membrana/química , Modelos Moleculares , Bactérias/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/química , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Dimerização , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Mutação Puntual , Porinas/química , Porinas/genética , Porinas/metabolismo , Conformação Proteica , Termodinâmica
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 17-21, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400779

RESUMO

Capsella bursa-pastoris is a serious broadleaf weed in winter wheat fields in China. It has evolved high levels of resistance to acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibiting herbicides and has caused substantial losses of wheat yield in recent years. We monitored the herbicide resistance of Capsella bursa-pastoris collected from 18 regions of Shandong Province in 2009, 2013 and 2017, respectively. Compared with the 2009 populations, the number of populations resistant to florasulam had increased in 2013 and 2017. Resistance to tribenuron-methyl increased in 2013, but decreased in 2017. The 2009 and 2013 populations developed resistance only to tribenuron-methyl, but some 2017 populations developed cross-resistance to imazethapyr and florasulam as well. Mutations in ALS (Pro-197-Thr/Ser/His/Arg/Leu/Gln) were identified in the 2009 and 2013 populations; however, two ALS mutations (Pro197 and/or Trp574) were identified in 2017 plants. Meanwhile, plants containing both point mutations (Pro197 + Trp574) were identified in the 2017 populations. This study demonstrated that target site gene mutations were the main reason for Capsella bursa-pastoris resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides. Although target-site mutation is the reason for resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides in Capsella bursa-pastoris, the resistance patterns and mutations identified have changed over time.


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Acetolactato Sintase/genética , Capsella/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência a Herbicidas/genética , Herbicidas/farmacologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Sulfonatos de Arila/farmacologia , Capsella/enzimologia , Capsella/genética , Mutação/genética , Ácidos Nicotínicos/farmacologia , Mutação Puntual/genética , Pirimidinas/farmacologia , Sulfonamidas/farmacologia
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 158: 77-87, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31378364

RESUMO

Pyrethroid-resistance in onion thrips, Thrips tabaci, has been reported in many countries including Japan. Identifying factors of the resistance is important to correctly monitoring the resistance in field populations. To identify pyrethroid-resistance related genes in T. tabaci in Japan, we performed RNA-Seq analysis of seven T. tabaci strains including two pyrethroid-resistant and five pyrethroid-susceptible strains. We identified a pair of single point mutations, T929I and K1774N, introducing two amino acid mutations, in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene, a pyrethroid target gene, in the two resistant strains. The K1774N is a newly identified mutation located in the fourth repeat domain of the sodium channel. Genotyping analysis of field-collected populations showed that most of the T. tabaci individuals in resistant populations carried the mutation pair, indicating that the mutation pair is closely associated with pyrethroid-resistance in Japan. Another resistance-related mutation, M918L, was also identified in part of the resistant populations. Most of the individuals with the mutation pair were arrhenotokous while all individuals with the M918L single mutation were thelytokous. The result of differentially expressed gene analysis revealed a small number of up-regulated detoxification genes in each resistant strain which might be involved in resistance to pyrethroid. However, no up-regulated detoxification genes common to the two resistant strains were detected. Our results indicate that the mutation pair in the sodium channel gene is the most important target for monitoring pyrethroid-resistance in T. tabaci, and that pyrethroid-resistant arrhenotokous individuals with the mutation pair are likely to be widely distributed in Japan.


Assuntos
Piretrinas/farmacologia , Tisanópteros/efeitos dos fármacos , Tisanópteros/metabolismo , Canais de Sódio Disparados por Voltagem/metabolismo , Animais , Resistência a Inseticidas/genética , Inseticidas/farmacologia , Japão , Mutação/genética , Mutação Puntual/genética , Tisanópteros/genética , Canais de Sódio Disparados por Voltagem/genética
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Plant Dis ; 103(10): 2536-2540, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31424998

RESUMO

Fusarium head blight, also called scab, is caused by Fusarium graminearum and is one of the most important destructive diseases of wheat. The frequency of carbendazim resistance in 1,132 isolates of F. graminearum recovered from fields in different regions of Henan Province in 2016, 2017, and 2018 was determined. A total of 31 F. graminearum isolates resistant to carbendazim were detected, including 30 moderately resistant isolates and one highly resistant isolate. The frequency of resistance of F. graminearum isolates to carbendazim was 2.7%. The range of effective concentration (EC50) values of 1,101 sensitive isolates and 30 moderately resistant isolates was 0.08 to 0.98 µg ml-1 and 2.73 to 13.28 µg ml-1, respectively. The mean ± SD EC50 value was 0.55 ± 0.13 µg ml-1 and 5.61 ± 2.58 µg ml-1, respectively. The EC50 value of the highly resistant isolate was 21.12 µg ml-1. Point mutation types of the carbendazim-resistant isolates were characterized by cloning the ß2-tubulin gene of 31 resistant isolates. Three point mutation types at amino acids F167Y, E198Q, and E198L in the ß2-tubulin gene of resistant isolates were identified. Among 31 resistant isolates, the frequency of point mutation types in F167Y, E198Q, and E198L of the ß2-tubulin gene was 71.0, 25.8, and 3.2%, respectively. The data indicate that F. graminearum has developed resistance to carbendazim in Henan Province, and single point mutations at amino acid F167Y were the predominant type of mutation detected.


Assuntos
Benzimidazóis , Carbamatos , Farmacorresistência Fúngica , Fusarium , Triticum , Benzimidazóis/farmacologia , Carbamatos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Fúngica/genética , Fungicidas Industriais , Fusarium/efeitos dos fármacos , Fusarium/genética , Genes de Plantas/genética , Mutação Puntual , Triticum/microbiologia , Tubulina (Proteína)/genética
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Biomed Khim ; 65(4): 263-276, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31436168

RESUMO

Protein p53 is one of the most studied proteins. This attention is primarily due to its key role in the cellular mechanisms associated with carcinogenesis. Protein p53 is a transcription factor involved in a wide variety of processes: cell cycle regulation and apoptosis, signaling inside the cell, DNA repair, coordination of metabolic processes, regulation of cell interactions, etc. This multifunctionality is apparently determined by the fact that p53 is a vivid example of how the same protein can be represented by numerous proteoforms bearing completely different functional loads. By alternative splicing, using different promoters and translation initiation sites, the TP53 gene gives rise to at least 12 isoforms, which can additionally undergo numerous (>200) post-translational modifications. Proteoforms generated due to numerous point mutations in the TP53 gene are adding more complexity to this picture. The proteoforms produced are involved in various processes, such as the regulation of p53 transcriptional activity in response to various factors. This review is devoted to the description of the currently known p53 proteoforms, as well as their possible functionality.


Assuntos
Processamento Alternativo , Genes p53 , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/química , Humanos , Mutação Puntual , Isoformas de Proteínas/química , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(72): 10677-10680, 2019 Sep 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31424057

RESUMO

Beacon-mediated Exponential Amplification Reaction (BEAR) enables isothermal, exponential signal amplification. BEAR uses only a single enzyme and a single primer. Detection of 0.2 amol of a mitochondrial DNA with a point mutation in less than an hour demonstrates an application of the BEAR technique for nucleic acid research.


Assuntos
Técnicas Biossensoriais , DNA Mitocondrial/análise , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/química , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico , DNA Mitocondrial/genética , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/metabolismo , Mutação Puntual
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Immunogenetics ; 71(7): 479-487, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31270568

RESUMO

Xenotransplantation of pig organs into people may help alleviate the critical shortage of donors which faces organ transplantation. Unfortunately, human antibodies vigorously attack pig tissues preventing the clinical application of xenotransplantation. The swine leukocyte antigens (SLA), homologs of human HLA molecules, can be xenoantigens. SLA molecules, encoded by genes in the pig major histocompatibility complex, contribute to protective immune responses in pig. Therefore, simply inactivating them through genome engineering could reduce the ability of the human immune system to surveil transplanted pig organs for infectious disease or the development of neoplasms. A potential solution to this problem is to identify and modify epitopes in SLA proteins to eliminate their contribution to humoral xenoantigenicity while retaining their biosynthetic competence and ability to contribute to protective immunity. We previously showed that class II SLA proteins were recognized as xenoantigens and mutating arginine at position 55 to proline, in an SLA-DQ beta chain, could reduce human antibody binding. Here, we extend these observations by creating several additional point mutants at position 55. Using a panel of monoclonal antibodies specific for class II SLA proteins, we show that these mutants remain biosynthetically competent. Examining antibody binding to these variants shows that point mutagenesis can reduce, eliminate, or increase antibody binding to class II SLA proteins. Individual mutations can have opposite effects on antibody binding when comparing samples from different people. We also performed a preliminary analysis of creating point mutants near to position 55 to demonstrate that manipulating additional residues also affects antibody reactivity.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/metabolismo , Epitopos/genética , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/metabolismo , Animais , Antígenos Heterófilos/genética , Arginina/genética , Células HEK293 , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/genética , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Humanos , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Mutação Puntual , Suínos
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Cancer Sci ; 110(9): 2973-2981, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31293054

RESUMO

Every year, approximately 1.2 million cases of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) are newly diagnosed worldwide. Although metastases to distant organs are often fatal complications of CRC, little information is known as to how such metastatic lesions are formed. To reveal the genetic profiles for CRC metastasis, we conducted whole-exome RNA sequencing on CRC tumors with liver metastasis (LM) (group A, n = 12) and clinical stage-matched larger tumors without LM (group B, n = 16). While the somatic mutation profiles were similar among the primary tumors and LM lesions in group A and the tumors in group B, the A-to-C nucleotide change in the context of "AAG" was only enriched in the LM regions in group A, suggesting the presence of a DNA damage process specific to metastasis. Genes already known to be associated with CRC were mutated in all groups at a similar frequency, but we detected somatic nonsynonymous mutations in a total of 707 genes in the LM regions, but not in the tumors without LM. Signaling pathways linked to such "LM-associated" genes were overrepresented for extracellular matrix-receptor interaction or focal adhesion. Further, fusions of the ADAP1 (ArfGAP with dual PH domain 1) were newly identified in our cohort (3 out of 28 patients), which activated ARF6, an ADAP1-substrate. Infrequently, mutated genes may play an important role in metastasis formation of CRC. Additionally, recurrent ADAP1 fusion genes were unexpectedly discovered. As these fusions activate small GTPase, further experiments are warranted to examine their contribution to CRC carcinogenesis.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Fusão Gênica , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinogênese/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/secundário , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação Puntual , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(Suppl 14): 335, 2019 Jul 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266447

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BACKGROUND: Predicting the effect of single point variations on protein stability constitutes a crucial step toward understanding the relationship between protein structure and function. To this end, several methods have been developed to predict changes in the Gibbs free energy of unfolding (∆∆G) between wild type and variant proteins, using sequence and structure information. Most of the available methods however do not exhibit the anti-symmetric prediction property, which guarantees that the predicted ∆∆G value for a variation is the exact opposite of that predicted for the reverse variation, i.e., ∆∆G(A → B) = -∆∆G(B → A), where A and B are amino acids. RESULTS: Here we introduce simple anti-symmetric features, based on evolutionary information, which are combined to define an untrained method, DDGun (DDG untrained). DDGun is a simple approach based on evolutionary information that predicts the ∆∆G for single and multiple variations from sequence and structure information (DDGun3D). Our method achieves remarkable performance without any training on the experimental datasets, reaching Pearson correlation coefficients between predicted and measured ∆∆G values of ~ 0.5 and ~ 0.4 for single and multiple site variations, respectively. Surprisingly, DDGun performances are comparable with those of state of the art methods. DDGun also naturally predicts multiple site variations, thereby defining a benchmark method for both single site and multiple site predictors. DDGun is anti-symmetric by construction predicting the value of the ∆∆G of a reciprocal variation as almost equal (depending on the sequence profile) to -∆∆G of the direct variation. This is a valuable property that is missing in the majority of the methods. CONCLUSIONS: Evolutionary information alone combined in an untrained method can achieve remarkably high performances in the prediction of ∆∆G upon protein mutation. Non-trained approaches like DDGun represent a valid benchmark both for scoring the predictive power of the individual features and for assessing the learning capability of supervised methods.


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Algoritmos , Estabilidade Proteica , Proteínas/química , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Evolução Molecular , Humanos , Mutação Puntual , Proteínas/genética , Termodinâmica
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 616, 2019 Jul 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31299916

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BACKGROUND: The point mutations in 23S rRNA gene of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) can lead to high-level resistance to macrolides. This study aimed to evaluate allele-specific real-time PCR (ASPCR) to detect the resistance-related mutations located at positions A2063G and A2064G of 23S rRNA gene. METHODS: We detected 178 pharyngeal swab specimens and calculated the proportions of resistant and sensitive quasispecies using ASPCR assays. ASPCR assays can detect down to 10 copies of 23S rRNA gene and achieved sensitivities of < 0.1% for A2063G and A2064G. We also compared the findings of ASPCR with the results of nested PCR with sequencing. RESULTS: Of 178 samples, 164 were found to have M. pneumoniae including 90.85% (149/164) samples with macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae (MRMP) quasispecies by ASPCR, while 153 were found to be M. pneumoniae-positive including 71.90% (110/153) samples with MRMP quasispecies by nested PCR with sequencing. Of the 164 M. pneumoniae-positive samples, 61.59% (101/164) had the mixed population of wild-type and mutant M. pneumoniae, and 56.44% (57/101) of the latter contained the mutations at low frequency (≤50%). CONCLUSION: ASPCR indicated that sensitive and resistant quasispecies coexisted in most of the M. pneumoniae positive samples. The ASPCR was a highly sensitive, accurate and rapid method for detecting the macrolide resistance-associated mutations and it could provide earlier and more drug-resistant information for M. pneumoniae research and the clinical therapy.


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Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Mycoplasma pneumoniae/genética , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/diagnóstico , RNA Ribossômico 23S/metabolismo , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real/métodos , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , DNA Bacteriano/genética , DNA Bacteriano/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Macrolídeos/uso terapêutico , Mycoplasma pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Faringe/microbiologia , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/microbiologia , Mutação Puntual , RNA Ribossômico 23S/genética , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Gene ; 714: 143990, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31326550

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BACKGROUND: Progressive cardiac conduction defect (PCCD), also known as Lenegre-Lev disease, is one of the most common heart conduction abnormalities. Previous studies have screened for known mutation sites that cause heart block in a 68-person family with a history of PCCD, revealed no mutations. OBJECTIVE: To screen pathogenic genes of the PCCD family and to study the function of the gene mutations related to heart block diseases. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing (WES) was performed on two PCCD patients and one non-PCCD family member to find the related pathogenic gene. After family co-segregation and preliminary functional analysis, we identified the mutant gene CLCA2. To study the function of this gene, we constructed mutant-gene mice using CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and electrocardiogram monitoring was performed after genotype verification. RESULTS: The CLCA2 c.G1725T mutation was identified and co-segregated with the phenotype. The analysis showed that the CLCA2 c.G1725T mutation is harmful and mainly affects protein glycosylation. Immunofluorescence staining revealed that CLCA2 was highly expressed in the sinoatrial node (SAN) tissues. Electrocardiogram monitoring of the mice revealed that CLCA2 point mutations induced mild conduction block and ectopic pacemakers. CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate that a novel heterozygous missense mutation c.G1725T of the CLCA2 gene may be associated with heart block disease and the mutation in this gene may lead to sinus node lesions and conduction blocking.


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Canais de Cloreto/genética , Bloqueio Cardíaco/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Eletrocardiografia/métodos , Feminino , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Linhagem , Fenótipo , Mutação Puntual/genética , Nó Sinoatrial/patologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2852, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253764

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Cytosine base editors (CBEs) enable programmable C-to-T conversion without DNA double-stranded breaks and homology-directed repair in a variety of organisms, which exhibit great potential for agricultural and biomedical applications. However, all reported cases only involved C-to-T substitution at a single targeted genomic site. Whether C-to-T substitution is effective in multiple sites/loci has not been verified in large animals. Here, by using pigs, an important animal for agriculture and biomedicine, as the subjective animal, we showed that CBEs could efficiently induce C-to-T conversions at multiple sites/loci with the combination of three genes, including DMD, TYR, and LMNA, or RAG1, RAG2, and IL2RG, simultaneously, at the embryonic and cellular levels. CBEs also could disrupt genes (pol gene of porcine endogenous retrovirus) with dozens of copies by introducing multiple premature stop codons. With the CBEs, pigs carrying single gene or multiple gene point mutations were generated through embryo injection or nuclear transfer approach.


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Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Edição de Genes , Mutação Puntual , Suínos/genética , Desaminase APOBEC-1 , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR , DNA/genética , Técnicas de Cultura Embrionária , Embrião de Mamíferos , Genoma , Técnicas de Transferência Nuclear/veterinária , RNA Guia/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(52): 7510-7513, 2019 Jul 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31187817

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Self-assembly of protein nanocages into two-dimensional superlattices can be achieved by disulfide-mediated modular interactions, which can be carried out by introducing single point mutation on the exterior surfaces of the protein nanocages nearby the symmetry rotation axes. As designed, the protein cages arrange in an on-axis alignment pattern.


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Dissulfetos/química , Nanoestruturas/química , Proteínas/metabolismo , Cisteína/química , Ferritinas/genética , Ferritinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Oxirredução , Mutação Puntual , Proteínas/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2569, 2019 06 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31189880

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Synonymous mutations have been viewed as silent mutations, since they only affect the DNA and mRNA, but not the amino acid sequence of the resulting protein. Nonetheless, recent studies suggest their significant impact on splicing, RNA stability, RNA folding, translation or co-translational protein folding. Hence, we compile 659194 synonymous mutations found in human cancer and characterize their properties. We provide the user-friendly, comprehensive resource for synonymous mutations in cancer, SynMICdb ( http://SynMICdb.dkfz.de ), which also contains orthogonal information about gene annotation, recurrence, mutation loads, cancer association, conservation, alternative events, impact on mRNA structure and a SynMICdb score. Notably, synonymous and missense mutations are depleted at the 5'-end of the coding sequence as well as at the ends of internal exons independent of mutational signatures. For patient-derived synonymous mutations in the oncogene KRAS, we indicate that single point mutations can have a relevant impact on expression as well as on mRNA secondary structure.


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Bases de Dados de Ácidos Nucleicos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Mutação Silenciosa/genética , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Humanos , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Mutação Puntual/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Dobramento de RNA/genética , Processamento de RNA/genética , RNA Mensageiro/química , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Biochim Biophys Acta Bioenerg ; 1860(8): 611-617, 2019 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31247173

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The membrane-protein complex photosystem II (PSII) catalyzes photosynthetic water oxidation. Proton transfer plays an integral role in the catalytic cycle of water oxidation by maintaining charge balance to regulate and ensure the efficiency of the process. The hydrogen-bonded amino-acid residues that surround the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) provide an efficient pathway for proton removal. Hence, it is crucial to identify these pathways to provide deeper insights into the proton-transfer mechanisms. In this study, we have used bicarbonate as a mobile exogenous proton-transfer reagent to recover the activity lost by site-directed mutations in order to identify amino-acid residues participating in the proton-transfer pathway. We find that bicarbonate restores efficient S-state cycling in D2-K317A PSII core complexes, but not in D1-D61A and CP43-R357K PSII core complexes, indicating that bicarbonate chemical rescue can be used to differentiate single-point mutations affecting the pathways of proton transfer from mutations that affect other aspects of the water-oxidation mechanism.


Assuntos
Bicarbonatos/química , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/química , Prótons , Aminoácidos/química , Ligações de Hidrogênio , Oxirredução , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/metabolismo , Mutação Puntual , Água/química
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