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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-935246

ABSTRACT

Traditional bulk RNA sequencing assesses the average expression level of genes in tissues rather than the differences in cellular responses. Accordingly, it is hard to differentiate sensitive responding cells, leading to inaccurate identification of toxicity pathways. Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) isolated single cells from tissue and subjected them to cell subtypes-specific transcriptome analysis. This technique in toxicological studies realizes the heterogeneous cellular responses in the tissue microenvironment upon chemical exposure. Thus it helps to identify sensitive responding cells and key molecular events, providing a powerful tool and a new perspective for exploring the mechanisms of toxicity and the modes of action. This review summarizes the development, principle, method, application and limitations of scRNA-seq in mechanistic toxicological researches, and discusses the prospect of multi-directional applications.


Subject(s)
Base Sequence , Gene Expression Profiling , Sequence Analysis, RNA , Single-Cell Analysis , Transcriptome
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 1576-1588, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927802

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In order to overcome the challenges of insufficient restriction enzyme sites, and construct a fusion-expression vector with flexible fusion direction, we designed an LB cloning system based on the type IIS and type IIT restriction enzymes LguⅠ and BbvCⅠ. The LB cloning system is constructed by inserting the LB fragment (GCTCTTCCTCAGC) into the multiple cloning site region of the broad-host plasmid pBBR1MCS-3 using PCR. The LB fragment contains partially overlapped recognition sites of LguⅠ and BbvCⅠ. Therefore, the same non-palindromic sequence will be generated by these two restriction endonucleases digestion. This feature can be used to quickly and flexibly insert multiple genes into the expression vector in a stepwise and directed way. In order to verify the efficacy of the cloning system, two glycosyltransferase genes welB and welK of Sphingomonas sp. WG were consecutively fused to the LB cloning vector, and the recombinant plasmid was transferred into Sphingomonas sp. WG by triparental mating. The results showed that gene fusion expression has little effect on sphingan titer, but enhanced the viscosity of sphingan. The viscosity of the sphingan produced by recombinant strain Sphingomonas sp. WG/pBBR1MCS-3-LB-welKB was 24.7% higher than that of the wild strain after fermentation for 84 h, which would be beneficial for its application. In conclusion, the application of LB cloning system were verified using Sphingomonas sp. WG. The LB cloning system may provide an efficient tool for fusion expression of target genes.


Subject(s)
Base Sequence , Cloning, Molecular , Fermentation , Plasmids/genetics , Sphingomonas/metabolism
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 52: 59-66, July. 2021. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1283592

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Many human genetic diseases arise from point mutations. These genetic diseases can theoretically be corrected through gene therapy. However, gene therapy in clinical application is still far from mature. Nearly half of the pathogenic single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are caused by G:C>A:T or T:A>C:G base changes and the ideal approaches to correct these mutations are base editing. These CRISPR-Cas9-mediated base editing does not leave any footprint in genome and does not require donor DNA sequences for homologous recombination. These base editing methods have been successfully applied to cultured mammalian cells with high precision and efficiency, but BE4 has not been confirmed in mice. Animal models are important for dissecting pathogenic mechanism of human genetic diseases and testing of base correction efficacy in vivo. Cytidine base editor BE4 is a newly developed version of cytidine base editing system that converts cytidine (C) to uridine (U). RESULTS: In this study, BE4 system was tested in cells to inactivate GFP gene and in mice to introduce single-base substitution that would lead to a stop codon in tyrosinase gene. High percentage albino coat-colored mice were obtained from black coat-colored donor zygotes after pronuclei microinjection. Sequencing results showed that expected base changes were obtained with high precision and efficiency (56.25%). There are no off-targeting events identified in predicted potential off-target sites. CONCLUSIONS: Results confirm BE4 system can work in vivo with high precision and efficacy, and has great potentials in clinic to repair human genetic mutations.


Subject(s)
Animals , Mice , Adenosine Deaminase , Cytosine , CRISPR-Cas Systems , Gene Editing/methods , Base Sequence , Blotting, Western , Models, Animal , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Mutation
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 50: 37-44, Mar. 2021. graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292321

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BACKGROUND: Short Tandem repeats (STRs) existed as popular elements in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes. RESULTS: In this study, we analyzed the characteristics, distributions, and motif features of STRs within whole-genomes of 140 plant species. The results showed that STR density was negatively correlated with the genome size. Hexanucleotide repeat was the most abundant type of STRs. The distribution of algae shows a preference different from that of other plants. By analyzing GC contents of STRs and genome, it was concluded that STR motif was influenced by GC contents. Analysis of the long STRs in genome (length 1000 bp) found that dicots have the more long STRs. For STR types, di- and tri-nucleotide accounted for the highest proportion. Analyzing and designing long STRs in CDS (length 500 bp) was to verify the role of long STRs in Gossypium hirsutum TM-1 and Solanum tuberosum. By comparing the long STRs found in Fragaria x ananassa with other species, some evolutionary characteristics of the long STRs were obtained. CONCLUSIONS: We got the characteristics, distribution, and motif features of STRs in the whole genome of 140 plants and obtained some evolutionary characteristics of long STRs. The study provides useful insights into STR preference, characteristics, and distribution in plants.


Subject(s)
Plants/genetics , Genetic Variation , Microsatellite Repeats , Base Sequence , Sequence Analysis
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 50: 68-76, Mar. 2021. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292417

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BACKGROUND: Jasmonic acid (JA) is a signal transducer molecule that plays an important role in plant development and stress response; it can also efficiently stimulate secondary metabolism in plant cells. RESULTS: RNA-Seq technology was applied to identify differentially expressed genes and study the time course of gene expression in Rhazya stricta in response to JA. Of more than 288 million total reads, approximately 27% were mapped to genes in the reference genome. Genes involved during the secondary metabolite pathways were up- or downregulated when treated with JA in R. stricta. Functional annotation and pathway analysis of all up- and downregulated genes identified many biological processes and molecular functions. Jasmonic acid biosynthetic, cell wall organization, and chlorophyll metabolic processes were upregulated at days 2, 6, and 12, respectively. Similarly, the molecular functions of calcium-transporting ATPase activity, ADP binding, and protein kinase activity were also upregulated at days 2, 6, and 12, respectively. Time-dependent transcriptional gene expression analysis showed that JA can induce signaling in the phenylpropanoid and aromatic acid pathways. These pathways are responsible for the production of secondary metabolites, which are essential for the development and environmental defense mechanism of R. stricta during stress conditions. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggested that genes involved in flavonoid biosynthesis and aromatic acid synthesis pathways were upregulated during JA stress. However, monoterpenoid indole alkaloid (MIA) was unaffected by JA treatment. Hence, we can postulate that JA plays an important role in R. stricta during plant development and environmental stress conditions.


Subject(s)
Cyclopentanes/metabolism , Apocynaceae/genetics , Oxylipins/metabolism , Plant Growth Regulators/metabolism , Stress, Physiological , Flavonoids/biosynthesis , Base Sequence , Gene Expression , Environment , Transcriptome
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(11): e11396, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339444

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Current understanding of the genetic factors contributing to the etiology of non-syndromic craniosynostosis (NSC) remains scarce. The present work investigated the presence of variants in ALX4, EFNA4, and TWIST1 genes in children with NSC to verify if variants within these genes may contribute to the occurrence of these abnormal phenotypes. A total of 101 children (aged 45.07±40.94 months) with NSC participated in this cross-sectional study. Parents and siblings of the probands were invited to participate. Medical and family history of craniosynostosis were documented. Biological samples were collected to obtain genomic DNA. Coding exons of human TWIST1, ALX4, and EFNA4 genes were amplified by polymerase chain reaction and Sanger sequenced. Five missense variants were identified in ALX4 in children with bilateral coronal, sagittal, and metopic synostosis. A de novo ALX4 variant, c.799G>A: p.Ala267Thr, was identified in a proband with sagittal synostosis. Three missense variants were identified in the EFNA4 gene in children with metopic and sagittal synostosis. A TWIST1 variant occurred in a child with unilateral coronal synostosis. Variants were predicted to be among the 0.1% (TWIST1, c.380C>A: p. Ala127Glu) and 1% (ALX4, c.769C>T: p.Arg257Cys, c.799G>A: p.Ala267Thr, c.929G>A: p.Gly310Asp; EFNA4, c.178C>T: p.His60Tyr, C.283A>G: p.Lys95Glu, c.349C>A: Pro117Thr) most deleterious variants in the human genome. With the exception of ALX4, c.799G>A: p.Ala267Thr, all other variants were present in at least one non-affected family member, suggesting incomplete penetrance. Thus, these variants may contribute to the development of craniosynostosis, and should not be discarded as potential candidate genes in the diagnosis of this condition.


Subject(s)
Humans , Child , Craniosynostoses/genetics , Transcription Factors/genetics , Base Sequence , Family , Cross-Sectional Studies , Mutation, Missense/genetics , DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e02122021, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288097

ABSTRACT

Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the epidemiology of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in the immediate region of Ji-Paraná, Rondônia State. METHODS: Samples and epidemiological data were collected from 105 patients. RESULTS: Leishmania infection was observed in 58 (55.2%) patients, and Leishmania braziliensis was present in 82.9% of the 41 sequenced samples. Infected patients were predominantly male (93.1%). Leishmania infection was twice as prevalent among rural inhabitants versus urban inhabitants. Lesions were more frequent in the upper limbs (arms/hands, 41.82%). CONCLUSIONS: The present data corroborate the zoonotic profile of cutaneous leishmaniasis; this information could help to improve surveillance and control strategies.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Leishmania braziliensis/genetics , Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous/diagnosis , Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous/epidemiology , Rural Population , Brazil/epidemiology , Base Sequence
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 163-177, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878551

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Directed evolution is a cyclic process that alternates between constructing different genes and screening functional gene variants. It has been widely used in optimization and analysis of DNA sequence, gene function and protein structure. It includes random gene libraries construction, gene expression in suitable hosts and mutant libraries screening. The key to construct gene library is the storage capacity and mutation diversity, to screen is high sensitivity and high throughput. This review discusses the latest advances in directed evolution. These new technologies greatly accelerate and simplify the traditional directional evolution process and promote the development of directed evolution.


Subject(s)
Base Sequence , Directed Molecular Evolution , Gene Library , Mutation , Proteins/genetics
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1733-1740, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922326

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the clinicobiological heterogeneity of NPM1 mutated (NPM1@*METHODS@#The NGS data based on 112 genes related to blood disease in 238 newly diagnosed patients with NPM1@*RESULTS@#Among all the patients, at least one co-mutation was detected out. The median number per case of the mutated genes, including NPM1@*CONCLUSION@#Prognoses of AML involving less common NPM1 missense mutations should be stated on a case by case basis. The mutational landscape and co-occurrence and mutual exclusivity correlations of NPM1


Subject(s)
Base Sequence , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/genetics , Mutation , Nuclear Proteins/genetics
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Journal of Biomedical Engineering ; (6): 1010-1017, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921840

ABSTRACT

The emergence of single-cell sequencing technology enables people to observe cells with unprecedented precision. However, it is difficult to capture the information on all cells and genes in one single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) experiment. Single-cell data of a single modality cannot explain cell state and system changes in detail. The integrative analysis of single-cell data aims to address these two types of problems. Integrating multiple scRNA-seq data can collect complete cell types and provide a powerful boost for the construction of cell atlases. Integrating single-cell multimodal data can be used to study the causal relationship and gene regulation mechanism across modalities. The development and application of data integration methods helps fully explore the richness and relevance of single-cell data and discover meaningful biological changes. Based on this, this article reviews the basic principles, methods and applications of multiple scRNA-seq data integration and single-cell multimodal data integration. Moreover, the advantages and disadvantages of existing methods are discussed. Finally, the future development is prospected.


Subject(s)
Base Sequence , Gene Expression Profiling , Gene Expression Regulation , Humans , Sequence Analysis, RNA , Single-Cell Analysis
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888399

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OBJECTIVE@#To verify a rare allele of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and analyze its inheritance and 3D molecular structure.@*METHODS@#PCR-sequence-based typing, PCR-single strand oligonucleotide polymorphism and single allele-specific sequencing were carried out to characterize the rare HLA-C allele and its transmission in the family. Its protein structure was modeled by using SWISS-MODEL, Phyre2 and FATCAT software.@*RESULTS@#Analysis indicated that the rare allele (HLA-C*08:84) has transmitted from the proband's mother and has differed from HLA-C*08:01 by a single base (g.512G>C), resulting in substitution of an amino acid (p.Trp147Ser). Modeling of the 3D structure of the encoded protein indicated that the amino acid residue variation is located at the alpha 2 helix, which participates the formation of pocket F. Modeling of the structures of C*08:84, C*08:01, C*08:02, C*08:03 and C*08:22 has suggested significant variation in the peptide binding regions of the backbone, with root mean square errors being 1.70 nm, 1.79 nm, 0.71 nm and 1.70 nm, respectively.@*CONCLUSION@#A rare HLA-C*08:84 allele has been identified, and its clinical significance has been analyzed.


Subject(s)
Alleles , Base Sequence , HLA-B Antigens/genetics , HLA-C Antigens/genetics , Humans , Molecular Structure , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 2836-2844, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887846

ABSTRACT

It has been reported that ODB genes play an important role in homologous recombination-directed DNA repair, suggesting their potential applications in plant breeding. To analyze the expression characteristics of tobacco NtODB gene, the cDNA sequence of NtODB was obtained using in silico cloning technique. The physicochemical properties, signal peptide, and advanced structures of the predicted protein were analyzed using bioinformatics tools. The results showed that the NtODB gene has a 579-bp open reading frame which encodes a protein with 192 amino acid residues. The protein NtODB is predicted to be alkaline and hydrophilic. Real-time quantitative PCR showed that NtODB was constitutively expressed in different tissues. Subcellular localization showed that NtODB was mainly expressed in cell membrane and chloroplast. These results may help us to better understand and elucidate the roles of ODB genes in the homologous recombination-directed DNA repair.


Subject(s)
Amino Acid Sequence , Base Sequence , Cloning, Molecular , Computational Biology , Computer Simulation , DNA, Complementary , Phylogeny , Plant Breeding , Tobacco/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879572

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE@#To delineate the characteristics of a novel HLA-DQB1 allele identified during routine HLA matching in a leukemia family.@*METHODS@#The mother and brother of the patient were subjected to PCR sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe (SSOP), PCR sequence-based typ1ing (SBT), as well as next-generation sequencing (NGS).@*RESULTS@#PCR-SBT revealed that the patient's mother and brother's HLA-DQB1 sequences did not fully match with any known allele combination. NGS revealed that the novel allele has differed from the closest matched DQB1*03:02 with a T>G substitution at position 233 in exon 2, which resulted in substitution of Valine at codon 46 by Glycine. Pedigree analysis confirmed that the novel HLA-DQB1 allele was inherited from his mother.@*CONCLUSION@#A novel HLA-DQB1 allele has been identified through next generation sequencing and was officially named as HLA-DQB1*03:362 by the World Health Organization HLA Factor Nomenclature Committee.


Subject(s)
Alleles , Base Sequence , HLA-DQ beta-Chains/genetics , Humans , Male , Nucleotides , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879514

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the molecular basis for an individual suspected as AwB subtype through DNA sequencing.@*METHODS@#ABO serology was carried out with the standard tube method. To identify the ABO gene haplotype, the amplicons of exon 7 were cloned and sequenced.@*RESULTS@#Serological results showed that the forward typing was AwB and the reverse typing was B. Sequencing analysis revealed that the sample has contained an O01 allele in addition with c.297A>G, c.657C>T, c.796C>A, c.803G>C, c.930G>A variants as compared with the A101 allele.@*CONCLUSION@#Through sequencing analysis, the sample with an AwB subtype by serological testing was identified as a novel B(A) phenotype, which was unreported previously.


Subject(s)
ABO Blood-Group System/genetics , Alleles , Base Sequence , Exons/genetics , Humans , Mutation, Missense , Phenotype
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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(2): 312-316, Mar./Apr. 2020. ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1128168

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Cercopithifilaria bainae is a nematode belonging to the family Onchocercidae that parasitizes the subcutaneous tissue of dogs. Its transmission occurs through the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus and its geographical distribution overlaps that of this vector. The present study reports the detection of microfilaremia by C. bainae in an eight-year-old male dog that presented anorexia, hyperthermia, motor incoordination, mydriasis, a nodule in the left testicle and concomitant infection by Ehrlichia sp. Blood samples were analyzed using microscopy, PCR and DNA sequencing. Microfilariae measuring 150±5.5µm in length and 7±1.8µm in width were retrieved. The DNA sequence exhibited 98% identity with C. bainae sequences available in Genbank. This is the first report of microfilaremia by C. bainae in a dog in the central western region of Brazil.(AU)


Cercopithifilaria bainae é um nematoide pertencente à família Onchocercidae, que parasita o tecido subcutâneo de cães. Sua transmissão ocorre pelo carrapato Rhipicephalus sanguineus, e sua distribuição geográfica se sobrepõe ao espalhamento desse vetor. O presente estudo relata a detecção de microfilaremia por C. bainae em um cão macho de oito anos que apresentava anorexia, hipertermia, incoordenação motora, midríase e nódulo no testículo esquerdo e infecção concomitante por Ehrlichia sp. A coleta de sangue foi realizada, e o material analisado por meio dos exames de microscopia, PCR e sequenciamento de DNA. Microfilárias medindo 150±5,5µm de comprimento e 7±1,8µm de largura foram recuperadas. A sequência de DNA obtida mostrou 98% de identidade com sequências de C. bainae disponíveis no Genbank. Este é o primeiro relato de microfilaremia de C. bainae em um cão na região Centro-Oeste do Brasil.(AU)


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Animals , Male , Dogs , Onchocerca , Subcutaneous Tissue/parasitology , Microfilariae , Nematoda , Brazil , Base Sequence , Anorexia , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Disease Transmission, Infectious
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 115: e190338, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1091240

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Oropouche virus (OROV) is an arthropod-borne virus of the Peribunyaviridae family, transmitted to humans primarily by Culicoides paraensis. It is one of the main arboviruses infecting humans in Brazil, primarily in the Amazon Region. Here, we report the detection of OROV in the saliva and urine of a patient whose samples were collected five days after the onset of symptoms. Nucleotide sequencing and phylogenetic analysis further confirmed the results. To our knowledge, this is the first study reporting the detection of OROV in the saliva and urine of an infected patient. In addition, the results of our study expand the current knowledge pertaining to the natural history of Oropouche fever.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Saliva/virology , Urine/virology , Orthobunyavirus/isolation & purification , Orthobunyavirus/genetics , Bunyaviridae Infections/diagnosis , Phylogeny , RNA, Viral/genetics , Base Sequence , Amino Acid Sequence , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Middle Aged
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Clinics ; 75: e1546, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1133397

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OBJECTIVES: High incidence and case fatality of unstable angina (UA) is, to a large extent, a consequence of the lack of highly sensitive and specific non-invasive markers. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been widely recommended as potential biomarkers for numerous diseases. In the present study, we characterized distinctive miRNA expression profiles in patients with stable angina (SA), UA, and normal coronary arteries (NCA), and identified promising candidates for UA diagnosis. METHODS: Serum was collected from patients with SA, UA, and NCA who visited the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases of the Meizhou People's Hospital. Small RNA sequencing was carried out on an Illumina HiSeq 2500 platform. miRNA expression in different groups of patients was profiled and then confirmed based on that in an independent set of patients. Functions of differentially expressed miRNAs were predicted using gene ontology classification and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway analysis. RESULTS: Our results indicated that circulating miRNA expression profiles differed between SA, UA, and NCA patients. A total of 36 and 161 miRNAs were dysregulated in SA and UA patients, respectively. miRNA expression was validated by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that circulating miRNAs are potential biomarkers of UA.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Angina, Unstable , Base Sequence , Biomarkers , Gene Expression Profiling , Circulating MicroRNA
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-816642

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The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks that emerged in Wuhan city, Hubei province, have led to a formidable number of confirmed cases that resulted in >5,700 deaths globally, including 143 countries in all 6 continents. The World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern with a very high level of global risk assessment. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent of COVID-19, has >79% nucleotide sequence homology to SARS-CoV; therefore, both belong to the genus betacoronavirus and subgenus sarbecovirus. The S1 domains of the two appeared to share the cellular receptor ACE2, but revealed a much higher S1-ACE2 binding affinity. As seen in many other human coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 also shows respiratory infection, but the basic reproductive number (R₀) in transmission and the clinical latency are quite dissimilar from those of SARS- or MERS-CoVs. Many scientists infer that the time point of cross-barrier transfer from bats to mediate animals or to humans should be a rather recent event based on the full-length genome analyses obtained from the very first patients. Copy-choice polymerization, which often leads to a significant genome recombination rate in most coronaviruses, predicts the continued emergence of novel coronaviruses.


Subject(s)
Animals , Base Sequence , Chiroptera , Coronavirus , Disease Outbreaks , Emergencies , Genome , Humans , Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus , Molecular Biology , Polymerization , Polymers , Public Health , Recombination, Genetic , Risk Assessment , SARS Virus , Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome , World Health Organization
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 1232-1240, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826854

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Overlap extension PCR is a common method for site-directed mutagenesis. As objective gene sequence growing longer, it is often difficult to obtain the target product in the second round of PCR, and it is highly possible to introduce unexpected mutations into a long gene fragment by PCR. To circumvent these problems, we can only amplify a small gene fragment which contain the target mutation by overlap extension PCR, and then ligate it with vector to get target plasmid. If the restriction site at the end of the amplified fragment was not a single one on plasmid vector, double fragments ligation method could be used to construct target plasmid. Partial amplification, combined with double fragments ligation, could solve lots of problems in long gene mutagenesis. Taking retinoblastoma gene 1 S780E mutagenesis as an example, it is difficult to amplify whole retinoblastoma gene 1 by overlap extension PCR because of long fragment interfering the overlapping extension of second round PCR. However, it is relatively easy to amplify the F3 (1 968-2 787) fragment which contains target mutation S780E. There is a Nhe I site which can be used for ligation on 5' end of F3 fragment, but another Nhe I site on the plasmid restrained from doing so directly. In order to circumvent this obstacle, we ligated F3 fragment, combining with F2 (900-1 968) fragment which was digested from wild type plasmid, with the vector which contain F1 (1-900) fragment of the gene. That double fragments ligated with one vector at the same time, though less efficient, can recombine into a complete plasmid. The sequences of the two selected recombinant plasmids were consistent with the target mutation, which verified the feasibility of this scheme. As an improvement of overlap extension PCR, partial amplification and double fragments ligation methods could provide solutions for site directed mutagenesis of many long genes.


Subject(s)
Base Sequence , Cloning, Molecular , Genetic Vectors , Genetics , Mutagenesis, Site-Directed , Methods , Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques , Plasmids , Polymerase Chain Reaction
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