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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4956, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009383

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Tet-enzyme-mediated 5-hydroxymethylation of cytosines in DNA plays a crucial role in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). In RNA also, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) has recently been evidenced, but its physiological roles are still largely unknown. Here we show the contribution and function of this mark in mouse ESCs and differentiating embryoid bodies. Transcriptome-wide mapping in ESCs reveals hundreds of messenger RNAs marked by 5hmC at sites characterized by a defined unique consensus sequence and particular features. During differentiation a large number of transcripts, including many encoding key pluripotency-related factors (such as Eed and Jarid2), show decreased cytosine hydroxymethylation. Using Tet-knockout ESCs, we find Tet enzymes to be partly responsible for deposition of 5hmC in mRNA. A transcriptome-wide search further reveals mRNA targets to which Tet1 and Tet2 bind, at sites showing a topology similar to that of 5hmC sites. Tet-mediated RNA hydroxymethylation is found to reduce the stability of crucial pluripotency-promoting transcripts. We propose that RNA cytosine 5-hydroxymethylation by Tets is a mark of transcriptome flexibility, inextricably linked to the balance between pluripotency and lineage commitment.


Assuntos
5-Metilcitosina/análogos & derivados , Diferenciação Celular , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/citologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , RNA/metabolismo , 5-Metilcitosina/metabolismo , Animais , Especificidade de Anticorpos/imunologia , Sequência de Bases , Corpos Embrioides/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Estabilidade de RNA/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/genética
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Mol Cell ; 80(1): 156-163.e6, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33007255

RESUMO

The production of alternative RNA variants contributes to the tissue-specific regulation of gene expression. In the animal nervous system, a systematic shift toward distal sites of transcription termination produces transcript signatures that are crucial for neuron development and function. Here, we report that, in Drosophila, the highly conserved protein ELAV globally regulates all sites of neuronal 3' end processing and directly binds to proximal polyadenylation sites of target mRNAs in vivo. We uncover an endogenous strategy of functional gene rescue that safeguards neuronal RNA signatures in an ELAV loss-of-function context. When not directly repressed by ELAV, the transcript encoding the ELAV paralog FNE acquires a mini-exon, generating a new protein able to translocate to the nucleus and rescue ELAV-mediated alternative polyadenylation and alternative splicing. We propose that exon-activated functional rescue is a more widespread mechanism that ensures robustness of processes regulated by a hierarchy, rather than redundancy, of effectors.


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Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Proteínas ELAV/metabolismo , Éxons/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Animais , Masculino , Ligação Proteica , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4939, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009390

RESUMO

Acoustic communication is enabled by the evolution of specialised hearing and sound producing organs. In this study, we performed a large-scale macroevolutionary study to understand how both hearing and sound production evolved and affected diversification in the insect order Orthoptera, which includes many familiar singing insects, such as crickets, katydids, and grasshoppers. Using phylogenomic data, we firmly establish phylogenetic relationships among the major lineages and divergence time estimates within Orthoptera, as well as the lineage-specific and dynamic patterns of evolution for hearing and sound producing organs. In the suborder Ensifera, we infer that forewing-based stridulation and tibial tympanal ears co-evolved, but in the suborder Caelifera, abdominal tympanal ears first evolved in a non-sexual context, and later co-opted for sexual signalling when sound producing organs evolved. However, we find little evidence that the evolution of hearing and sound producing organs increased diversification rates in those lineages with known acoustic communication.


Assuntos
Acústica , Evolução Biológica , Gafanhotos/classificação , Gafanhotos/genética , Filogenia , Vocalização Animal , Animais , Teorema de Bayes , Genoma Mitocondrial , Gafanhotos/anatomia & histologia , Audição/fisiologia , Modelos Biológicos , Som , Fatores de Tempo , Transcriptoma/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238256, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866176

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In recent years, the binary definition of sex is being challenged by repetitive reports about individuals with ambiguous sexual identity from various animal groups. This has created an urge to decode the molecular mechanism underlying sexual development. However, sexual ambiguities are extremely uncommon in nature, limiting their experimental value. Here, we report the establishment of a genetically modified clone of Daphnia magna from which intersex daphniids can be readily generated. By mutating the conserved central sex determining factor Doublesex1, body-wide feminization of male daphniid could be achieved. Comparative transcriptomic analysis also revealed a genetic network correlated with Doublesex1 activity which may account for the establishment of sexual identity in D. magna. We found that Dsx1 repressed genes related to growth and promoted genes related to signaling. We infer that different intersex phenotypes are the results of fluctuation in activity of these Dsx1 downstream factors. Our results demonstrated that the D. magna genome is capable of expressing sex in a continuous array, supporting the idea that sex is actually a spectrum.


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Daphnia/genética , Daphnia/fisiologia , Transtornos do Desenvolvimento Sexual/genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/genética , Desenvolvimento Sexual/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Genoma/genética , Fenótipo , Transcriptoma/genética
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 13): 392, 2020 Sep 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938367

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BACKGROUND: In recent years, the rapid development of single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) techniques enables the quantitative characterization of cell types at a single-cell resolution. With the explosive growth of the number of cells profiled in individual scRNA-seq experiments, there is a demand for novel computational methods for classifying newly-generated scRNA-seq data onto annotated labels. Although several methods have recently been proposed for the cell-type classification of single-cell transcriptomic data, such limitations as inadequate accuracy, inferior robustness, and low stability greatly limit their wide applications. RESULTS: We propose a novel ensemble approach, named EnClaSC, for accurate and robust cell-type classification of single-cell transcriptomic data. Through comprehensive validation experiments, we demonstrate that EnClaSC can not only be applied to the self-projection within a specific dataset and the cell-type classification across different datasets, but also scale up well to various data dimensionality and different data sparsity. We further illustrate the ability of EnClaSC to effectively make cross-species classification, which may shed light on the studies in correlation of different species. EnClaSC is freely available at https://github.com/xy-chen16/EnClaSC . CONCLUSIONS: EnClaSC enables highly accurate and robust cell-type classification of single-cell transcriptomic data via an ensemble learning method. We expect to see wide applications of our method to not only transcriptome studies, but also the classification of more general data.


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Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Transcriptoma/genética , Humanos , Projetos de Pesquisa
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0238477, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877461

RESUMO

Somatic copy number alterations (CNA) are common in endometrial serous carcinoma (ESC). We used the Tumor Cancer Genome Atlas Pan Cancer dataset (TCGA Pan Can) to explore the impact of somatic CNA and gene expression levels (mRNA) of cancer-related genes in ESC. Results were correlated with clinico-pathologic parameters such as age of onset, disease stage, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) (n = 108). 1,449 genes with recurrent somatic CNA were identified, observed in 10% or more tumor samples. Somatic CNA and mRNA expression levels were highly correlated (r> = 0.6) for 383 genes. Among these, 45 genes were classified in the Tier 1 category of Cancer Genome Census-Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer. Eighteen of 45 Tier 1 genes had highly correlated somatic CNA and mRNA expression levels including ARNT, PIK3CA, TBLXR1, ASXL1, EIF4A2, HOOK3, IKBKB, KAT6A, TCEA1, KAT6B, ERBB2, BRD4, KEAP1, PRKACA, DNM2, SMARCA4, AKT2, SS18L1. Our results are in agreement with previously reported somatic CNA for ERBB2, BRD4 and PIK3C in ESC. In addition, AKT2 (p = 0.002) and KAT6A (p = 0.015) amplifications were more frequent in tumor samples from younger patients (<60), and CEBPA (p = 0.028) and MYC (p = 0.023) amplifications were more common with advanced (stage III and IV) disease stage. Patients with tumors carrying KAT6A and MYC amplifications had shorter PFS and OS. The hazard ratio (HR) of KAT6A was 2.82 [95 CI 1.12-7.07] for PFS and 3.87 [95 CI 1.28-11.68] for OS. The HR of MYC was 2.25 [95 CI 1.05-4.81] and 2.62[95 CI 1.07-6.41] for PFS and OS, respectively.


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Neoplasias do Endométrio/genética , Histona Acetiltransferases/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/genética , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA/genética , DNA Helicases , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Neoplasias do Endométrio/patologia , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Histona Acetiltransferases/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch , Mutação , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2 , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Oncogenes , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Fatores de Transcrição , Transcriptoma/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0230404, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866150

RESUMO

High-throughput SNP genotyping has become a precondition to move to higher precision and wider genome coverage genetic analysis of natural and breeding populations of non-model species. We developed a 44,318 annotated SNP catalog for Araucaria angustifolia, a grandiose subtropical conifer tree, one of the only two native Brazilian gymnosperms, critically endangered due to its valuable wood and seeds. Following transcriptome assembly and annotation, SNPs were discovered from RNA-seq and pooled RAD-seq data. From the SNP catalog, an Axiom® SNP array with 3,038 validated SNPs was developed and used to provide a comprehensive look at the genetic diversity and structure of 15 populations across the natural range of the species. RNA-seq was a far superior source of SNPs when compared to RAD-seq in terms of conversion rate to polymorphic markers on the array, likely due to the more efficient complexity reduction of the huge conifer genome. By matching microsatellite and SNP data on the same set of A. angustifolia individuals, we show that SNPs reflect more precisely the actual genome-wide patterns of genetic diversity and structure, challenging previous microsatellite-based assessments. Moreover, SNPs corroborated the known major north-south genetic cline, but allowed a more accurate attribution to regional versus among-population differentiation, indicating the potential to select ancestry-informative markers. The availability of a public, user-friendly 3K SNP array for A. angustifolia and a catalog of 44,318 SNPs predicted to provide ~29,000 informative SNPs across ~20,000 loci across the genome, will allow tackling still unsettled questions on its evolutionary history, toward a more comprehensive picture of the origin, past dynamics and future trend of the species' genetic resources. Additionally, but not less importantly, the SNP array described, unlocks the potential to adopt genomic prediction methods to accelerate the still very timid efforts of systematic tree breeding of A. angustifolia.


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Araucaria/genética , Brasil , Genoma de Planta/genética , Genômica/métodos , Genótipo , Repetições de Microssatélites/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Traqueófitas/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Árvores/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237657, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32817676

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The majority of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) loci are not annotated to known genes in the human genome, which renders biological interpretations difficult. Transcriptome-wide association studies (TWAS) associate complex traits with genotype-based prediction of gene expression deriving from expression quantitative loci(eQTL) studies, thus improving the interpretability of GWAS findings. However, these results can sometimes suffer from a high false positive rate, because predicted expression of different genes may be highly correlated due to linkage disequilibrium between eQTL. We propose a novel statistical method, Gene Score Regression (GSR), to detect causal gene sets for complex traits while accounting for gene-to-gene correlations. We consider non-causal genes that are highly correlated with the causal genes will also exhibit a high marginal association with the complex trait. Consequently, by regressing on the marginal associations of complex traits with the sum of the gene-to-gene correlations in each gene set, we can assess the amount of variance of the complex traits explained by the predicted expression of the genes in each gene set and identify plausible causal gene sets. GSR can operate either on GWAS summary statistics or observed gene expression. Therefore, it may be widely applied to annotate GWAS results and identify the underlying biological pathways. We demonstrate the high accuracy and computational efficiency of GSR compared to state-of-the-art methods through simulations and real data applications. GSR is openly available at https://github.com/li-lab-mcgill/GSR.


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Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/estatística & dados numéricos , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Herança Multifatorial/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genoma Humano/genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Modelos Genéticos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8724-8739, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735645

RESUMO

T cell activation is a well-established model for studying cellular responses to exogenous stimulation. Motivated by our previous finding that intron retention (IR) could lead to transcript instability, in this study, we performed BruChase-Seq to experimentally monitor the expression dynamics of nascent transcripts in resting and activated CD4+ T cells. Computational modeling was then applied to quantify the stability of spliced and intron-retained transcripts on a genome-wide scale. Beyond substantiating that intron-retained transcripts were considerably less stable than spliced transcripts, we found a global stabilization of spliced mRNAs upon T cell activation, although the stability of intron-retained transcripts remained relatively constant. In addition, we identified that La-related protein 4 (LARP4), an RNA-binding protein (RBP) known to enhance mRNA stability, was involved in T cell activation-dependent mRNA stabilization. Knocking out Larp4 in mice destabilized Nfκb1 mRNAs and reduced secretion of interleukin-2 (IL2) and interferon-gamma (IFNγ), two factors critical for T cell proliferation and function. We propose that coordination between splicing regulation and mRNA stability may provide a novel paradigm to control spatiotemporal gene expression during T cell activation.


Assuntos
Interferon gama/genética , Interleucina-2/genética , Proteínas/genética , Estabilidade de RNA/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Processamento Alternativo/genética , Animais , Humanos , Íntrons/genética , Ativação Linfocitária/genética , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/genética , Ligação Proteica/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Linfócitos T/metabolismo
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8545-8561, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735661

RESUMO

A crucial bacterial strategy to avoid killing by antibiotics is to enter a growth arrested state, yet the molecular mechanisms behind this process remain elusive. The conditional overexpression of mazF, the endoribonuclease toxin of the MazEF toxin-antitoxin system in Staphylococcus aureus, is one approach to induce bacterial growth arrest, but its targets remain largely unknown. We used overexpression of mazF and high-throughput sequence analysis following the exact mapping of non-phosphorylated transcriptome ends (nEMOTE) technique to reveal in vivo toxin cleavage sites on a global scale. We obtained a catalogue of MazF cleavage sites and unearthed an extended MazF cleavage specificity that goes beyond the previously reported one. We correlated transcript cleavage and abundance in a global transcriptomic profiling during mazF overexpression. We observed that MazF affects RNA molecules involved in ribosome biogenesis, cell wall synthesis, cell division and RNA turnover and thus deliver a plausible explanation for how mazF overexpression induces stasis. We hypothesize that autoregulation of MazF occurs by directly modulating the MazEF operon, such as the rsbUVW genes that regulate the sigma factor SigB, including an observed cleavage site on the MazF mRNA that would ultimately play a role in entry and exit from bacterial stasis.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Endorribonucleases/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Staphylococcus aureus/genética , Sistemas Toxina-Antitoxina/genética , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/química , Escherichia coli/genética , Humanos , Óperon/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Infecções Estafilocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/genética , Infecções Estafilocócicas/microbiologia , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus/patogenicidade , Especificidade por Substrato , Transcriptoma/genética
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8320-8331, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32749457

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The rat is an important model organism in biomedical research for studying human disease mechanisms and treatments, but its annotated transcriptome is far from complete. We constructed a Rat Transcriptome Re-annotation named RTR using RNA-seq data from 320 samples in 11 different organs generated by the SEQC consortium. Totally, there are 52 807 genes and 114 152 transcripts in RTR. Transcribed regions and exons in RTR account for ∼42% and ∼6.5% of the genome, respectively. Of all 73 074 newly annotated transcripts in RTR, 34 213 were annotated as high confident coding transcripts and 24 728 as high confident long noncoding transcripts. Different tissues rather than different stages have a significant influence on the expression patterns of transcripts. We also found that 11 715 genes and 15 852 transcripts were expressed in all 11 tissues and that 849 house-keeping genes expressed different isoforms among tissues. This comprehensive transcriptome is freely available at http://www.unimd.org/rtr/. Our new rat transcriptome provides essential reference for genetics and gene expression studies in rat disease and toxicity models.


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Genoma/genética , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , RNA-Seq/métodos , Transcriptoma/genética , Processamento Alternativo/genética , Animais , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Ratos , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Indian J Med Res ; 152(1 & 2): 70-76, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32773420

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Background & objectives: The genome of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), belonging to the family Coronaviridae, encodes for structural, non-structural, and accessory proteins, which are required for replication of the virus. These proteins are encoded by different genes present on the SARS-CoV-2 genome. The expression pattern of these genes in the host cells needs to be assessed. This study was undertaken to understand the transcription pattern of the SARS-CoV-2 genes in the Vero CCL-81 cells during the course of infection. Methods: Vero CCL-81 cells were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus inoculum having a 0.1 multiplicity of infection. The supernatants and cell pellets were harvested after centrifugation at different time points, post-infection. The 50% tissue culture infective dose (TCID50)and cycle threshold (Ct) values of the E and the RdRp-2 genes were calculated. Next-generation sequencing of the harvested sample was carried out to observe the expression pattern of the virus by mapping to the SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan HU-1 reference sequence. The expressions were in terms of the reads per kilobase million (RPKM) values. Results: In the inital six hours post-infection, the copy numbers of E and RdRp-2 genes were approximately constant, which raised 10 log-fold and continued to increase till the 12 h post-infection (hpi). The TCID50 was observed in the supernatant after 7 hpi, indicating the release of the viral progeny. ORF8 and ORF7a, along with the nucleocapsid transcript, were found to express at higher levels. Interpretation & conclusions: This study was a step towards understanding the growth kinetics of the SARS-CoV-2 replication cycle. The findings indicated that ORF8 and ORF7b gene transcripts were expressed in higher amounts indicating their essential role in viral replication. Future studies need to be conducted to explore their role in the SARS-CoV-2 replication.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Animais , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Células Vero/virologia , Replicação Viral/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236483, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32853203

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Takifugu rubripes is more expensive than other species of the genus because of its high protein content and special flavor. However, it is easily confused with imported T. chinensis and T. pseudommus because they have similar morphological characteristics. We identified single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers of T. rubripes by genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) and evaluated their ability to distinguish among T. rubripes, T. chinensis, and T. pseudommus. In all, 18 polymorphic SNPs were subjected to phylogenetic analyses of the three Takifugu species. Additionally, we subjected a second set of samples to Sanger sequencing to verify that the polymorphic SNPs could be used to evaluate the genetic variation among the three Takifugu species. A phylogenetic tree that included the analyzed sequence of set A, which is referred to as the reference sequence, and a validation sequence of set B with 18 SNPs were produced. Based on this phylogenetic tree and STRUCTURE analyses, T. rubripes, T. chinensis and T. pseudommus have low genetic variation and should be considered the same gene pool. Our findings suggest that further studies are needed to estimate the genetic association of the three Takifugu species.


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Técnicas de Genotipagem/métodos , Filogenia , Análise de Sequência de DNA/métodos , Takifugu/genética , Animais , Genótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Takifugu/classificação , Transcriptoma/genética
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Gene ; 760: 145025, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758582

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Numerous cell lines for human alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) have been developed and are widely used to study biological processes of this myogenic cancer. The present study investigated the resemblance of commonly used ARMS cell lines to primary tumors in regards to gene expression. RNA-sequencing data was retrieved from published datasets for 4 commonly used ARMS cell lines and 35 ARMS primary tumors. The genes with most variable expression across primary tumors were used to calculate rank-based Spearman's correlation. The observed median correlations ranged from 0.36 to 0.61. RH-41 showed the highest median correlation while KYM-1 was the least correlated cell line. A significant number of genes dysregulated between tumors and non-tumors also exhibited similar expression patterns between tumors and cell lines, including The findings suggest that ARMS cell lines exhibit changes in gene expression compared to primary tumors and may not be completely representative of the disease process.


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RNA Mensageiro/genética , Rabdomiossarcoma Alveolar/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Expressão Gênica/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Modelos Biológicos , Rabdomiossarcoma Alveolar/metabolismo , Rabdomiossarcoma Alveolar/patologia , Rabdomiossarcoma Embrionário/genética , Rabdomiossarcoma Embrionário/metabolismo , Rabdomiossarcoma Embrionário/patologia , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Estatísticas não Paramétricas
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Nature ; 584(7820): 279-285, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760005

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In pathophysiology, reactive oxygen species oxidize biomolecules that contribute to disease phenotypes1. One such modification, 8-oxoguanine2 (o8G), is abundant in RNA3 but its epitranscriptional role has not been investigated for microRNAs (miRNAs). Here we specifically sequence oxidized miRNAs in a rat model of the redox-associated condition cardiac hypertrophy4. We find that position-specific o8G modifications are generated in seed regions (positions 2-8) of selective miRNAs, and function to regulate other mRNAs through o8G•A base pairing. o8G is induced predominantly at position 7 of miR-1 (7o8G-miR-1) by treatment with an adrenergic agonist. Introducing 7o8G-miR-1 or 7U-miR-1 (in which G at position 7 is substituted with U) alone is sufficient to cause cardiac hypertrophy in mice, and the mRNA targets of o8G-miR-1 function in affected phenotypes; the specific inhibition of 7o8G-miR-1 in mouse cardiomyocytes was found to attenuate cardiac hypertrophy. o8G-miR-1 is also implicated in patients with cardiomyopathy. Our findings show that the position-specific oxidation of miRNAs could serve as an epitranscriptional mechanism to coordinate pathophysiological redox-mediated gene expression.


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Cardiomegalia/genética , Cardiomegalia/patologia , Inativação Gênica , MicroRNAs/química , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Animais , Pareamento de Bases , Linhagem Celular , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Guanina/análogos & derivados , Guanina/análise , Guanina/química , Guanina/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , MicroRNAs/genética , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Oxirredução , Ratos , Transcrição Genética/genética , Transcriptoma/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0234448, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735565

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Soybean root rot is a typical soil-borne disease that severely affects the yield of soybean. Funneliformis mosseae is one of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi(AMF) dominant strains in soybean continuous cropping soil. The aim of this study was to providing an experimental basis for the study of the molecular mechanism underlying the alleviation of the obstacles associated with the continuous cropping of soybean by AMF. In this study, F. mosseae was inoculated in soil planted with soybean infected with Fusarium oxysporum. The results showed that the incidence of soybean root rot was significantly reduced after inoculation with F. mosseae. In F. mosseae-treated samples, the significantly upregulated genes encoded transmembrane protein in fungal cell membrane. The significantly downregulated genes encoded some proteins, which took part in composition of essential component of fungal cell wall; hydrolyse cellulose and hemicellulose. The DEGs in each treatment were enriched in antigen processing and presentation, carbon fixation in photosynthetic organisms, glycolysis/gluconeogenesis, the MAPK signalling pathway, protein processing in the endoplasmic reticulum and RNA degradation. Inoculation with F. mosseae could in a variety of ways to promote the growth, development of soybean and improve disease resistance. Such as help fungal build barriers to the disease resistance of host plant and enhance their pathogenicity; damaging the structure of the pathogen; protect plant tissues and so on. This study provides an experimental basis for further research on the molecular mechanism underlying the alleviation of challenges associated with the continuous cropping of soybean by AMF.


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Fusarium/genética , Micorrizas/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Fusarium/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Micorrizas/patogenicidade , Fotossíntese , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Solo , Microbiologia do Solo , Soja/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Nature ; 585(7824): 283-287, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32814897

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The risk of cancer and associated mortality increases substantially in humans from the age of 65 years onwards1-6. Nonetheless, our understanding of the complex relationship between age and cancer is still in its infancy2,3,7,8. For decades, this link has largely been attributed to increased exposure time to mutagens in older individuals. However, this view does not account for the established role of diet, exercise and small molecules that target the pace of metabolic ageing9-12. Here we show that metabolic alterations that occur with age can produce a systemic environment that favours the progression and aggressiveness of tumours. Specifically, we show that methylmalonic acid (MMA), a by-product of propionate metabolism, is upregulated in the serum of older people and functions as a mediator of tumour progression. We traced this to the ability of MMA to induce SOX4 expression and consequently to elicit transcriptional reprogramming that can endow cancer cells with aggressive properties. Thus, the accumulation of MMA represents a link between ageing and cancer progression, suggesting that MMA is a promising therapeutic target for advanced carcinomas.


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Envelhecimento/metabolismo , Progressão da Doença , Ácido Metilmalônico/metabolismo , Invasividade Neoplásica , Metástase Neoplásica , Neoplasias/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Envelhecimento/sangue , Envelhecimento/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Ácido Metilmalônico/sangue , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Metástase Neoplásica/patologia , Neoplasias/sangue , Neoplasias/genética , Fatores de Transcrição SOXC/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Transcriptoma/genética , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo
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Mol Ecol ; 29(17): 3167-3169, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745298

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What happens when two emergent diseases infect the same host? In a From the Cover article in this issue of Molecular Ecology, McDonald et al. (2020) compare transcriptomic responses to co-infection by the two chytrid fungi in the skin, liver and spleen of Eastern newts (Notophthalmus viridescens). Novel molecular tools, such as high-throughput DNA sequencing for genome discovery and transcriptomics, have revolutionized our understanding of host-pathogen interactions and disease ecology (Güimil et al. 2005; Rosenblum et al. 2012). For example, epidemiologists are using genomic data to track the spread of the emergent SARS-CoV-2 in real time, both locally and globally. RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) is routinely employed to study response to disease in humans, improving disease diagnostics, profiling and development of intervention strategies. Transcriptomic profiles may be particularly informative for emergent diseases, whose pathologies and effect on host phenotype are poorly known. Fungal pathogens increasingly threaten a variety of wild and domesticated organisms (Fisher et al. 2012), and two chytrid fungi attacking amphibians are causing one of the worst losses of vertebrate biodiversity ever recorded (Scheele et al. 2019).


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Quitridiomicetos/imunologia , Micoses/veterinária , Salamandridae/imunologia , Animais , Coinfecção/imunologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Fígado/microbiologia , Micoses/imunologia , Micoses/microbiologia , Salamandridae/genética , Salamandridae/microbiologia , Pele/microbiologia , Baço/microbiologia , Transcriptoma/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3798, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732867

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Blood vascular endothelial cells (BECs) control the immune response by regulating blood flow and immune cell recruitment in lymphoid tissues. However, the diversity of BEC and their origins during immune angiogenesis remain unclear. Here we profile transcriptomes of BEC from peripheral lymph nodes and map phenotypes to the vasculature. We identify multiple subsets, including a medullary venous population whose gene signature predicts a selective role in myeloid cell (vs lymphocyte) recruitment to the medulla, confirmed by videomicroscopy. We define five capillary subsets, including a capillary resident precursor (CRP) that displays stem cell and migratory gene signatures, and contributes to homeostatic BEC turnover and to neogenesis of high endothelium after immunization. Cell alignments show retention of developmental programs along trajectories from CRP to mature venous and arterial populations. Our single cell atlas provides a molecular roadmap of the lymph node blood vasculature and defines subset specialization for leukocyte recruitment and vascular homeostasis.


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Células Endoteliais/citologia , Endotélio Vascular/citologia , Linfonodos/irrigação sanguínea , Linfócitos/imunologia , Células Mieloides/imunologia , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Movimento Celular/imunologia , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Homeostase/imunologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Tecido Linfoide/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Transgênicos , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Análise de Célula Única , Transcriptoma/genética
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 10): 353, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32838738

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BACKGROUND: RNA editing is a widespread co-/post-transcriptional mechanism that alters primary RNA sequences through the modification of specific nucleotides and it can increase both the transcriptome and proteome diversity. The automatic detection of RNA-editing from RNA-seq data is computational intensive and limited to small data sets, thus preventing a reliable genome-wide characterisation of such process. RESULTS: In this work we introduce HPC-REDItools, an upgraded tool for accurate RNA-editing events discovery from large dataset repositories. AVAILABILITY: https://github.com/BioinfoUNIBA/REDItools2 . CONCLUSIONS: HPC-REDItools is dramatically faster than the previous version, REDItools, enabling big-data analysis by means of a MPI-based implementation and scaling almost linearly with the number of available cores.


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Metodologias Computacionais , Edição de RNA/genética , Software , Algoritmos , Sequência de Bases , Genoma , Transcriptoma/genética
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