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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e247529, 2023. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1339345

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Abstract Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays targeting 16S rRNA genes followed by DNA sequencing are still important tools to characterize microbial communities present in environmental samples. However, despite the crescent number of deposited archaeal DNA sequences in databases, until now we do not have a clear picture of the effectiveness and specificity of the universal primers widely used to describe archaeal communities from different natural habitats. Therefore, in this study, we compared the phylogenetic profile obtained when Cerrado lake sediment DNA samples were submitted to 16S rDNA PCR employing three Archaea-specific primer sets commonly used. Our findings reveal that specificity of primers differed depending on the source of the analyzed DNA. Furthermore, archaeal communities revealed by each primer pair varied greatly, indicating that 16S rRNA gene primer choice affects the community profile obtained, with differences in both taxon detection and operational taxonomic unit (OTU) estimates.


Resumo A amplificação de genes que codificam o rRNA 16S por reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR) e o seu subsequente sequenciamento consistem em uma ferramenta importante na caracterização de comunidades microbianas presentes em amostras ambientais. No entanto, apesar do crescente número de sequências de DNA de Archaea depositadas em bancos de dados, a especificidade e efetividade dos iniciadores de PCR descritos como universais e amplamente utilizados na descrição desse grupo ainda não está clara. Neste estudo foram comparados os perfis filogenéticos de comunidades de arqueias obtidos a partir amostras de DNA de sedimentos lacustres do Cerrado submetidas a ensaios de PCR empregando três pares de iniciadores específicos para Archaea, comumente utilizados neste tipo de estudo. Nossos resultados indicam que as comunidades de arqueias detectadas com cada par de iniciadores apresentaram grande variação filogenética, sugerindo que a escolha de iniciadores dirigidos ao gene de rRNA 16S tem efeito significativo no perfil da comunidade descrita, com diferenças tanto em relação aos táxons detectados, como nas estimativas de unidades taxonômicas operacionais (OTU).


Subject(s)
Archaea/genetics , Phylogeny , RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Sequence Analysis, DNA , DNA Primers/genetics , Genes, rRNA
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927677

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Infectious diseases are an enormous public health burden and a growing threat to human health worldwide. Emerging or classic recurrent pathogens, or pathogens with resistant traits, challenge our ability to diagnose and control infectious diseases. Nanopore sequencing technology has the potential to enhance our ability to diagnose, interrogate, and track infectious diseases due to the unrestricted read length and system portability. This review focuses on the application of nanopore sequencing technology in the clinical diagnosis of infectious diseases and includes the following: (i) a brief introduction to nanopore sequencing technology and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) sequencing platforms; (ii) strategies for nanopore-based sequencing technologies; and (iii) applications of nanopore sequencing technology in monitoring emerging pathogenic microorganisms, molecular detection of clinically relevant drug-resistance genes, and characterization of disease-related microbial communities. Finally, we discuss the current challenges, potential opportunities, and future outlook for applying nanopore sequencing technology in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.


Subject(s)
Communicable Diseases/diagnosis , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Microbiota/genetics , Nanopore Sequencing , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Technology
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São Paulo; s.n; s.n; 2022. 186 p. tab, graf, ilus.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1397348

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Os avanços metodológicos e instrumentais decorrentes do Projeto Genoma Humano formaram o arcabouço necessário para o surgimento das tecnologias de sequenciamento de DNA de Nova Geração, as quais se caracterizam por um custo reduzido, uma baixa demanda operacional e a produção de um grande volume de dados por experimento. Concomitantemente a isso, o aumento no poder de processamento computacional permitiu o desenvolvimento de análises genéticas em larga escala, de modo que, atualmente, é possível estudar características genômicas individualizadas e, até então, pouco ou nunca exploradas. Dentre essas características, aquelas relacionadas às variações estruturais em genomas têm recebido bastante atenção. Os pseudogenes processados, ou retrocópias, são variações estruturais causadas pela duplicação de genes codificadores mediante à transposição de seu RNA mensageiro maduro pela maquinaria enzimática de LINE- 1. As retrocópias podem estar fixadas, ou seja, presentes em todos os genomas de uma dada espécie, os quais são representados pela montagem modelo do genoma de referência, ou podem não estar fixadas, sendo polimórficas, germinativas ou somáticas. No entanto, o conhecimento acerca das retrocópias não fixadas ainda é limitado devido à falta de ferramentas de bioinformática dedicadas a sua identificação e anotação em dados de sequenciamento de DNA. Posto isso, este trabalho apresenta o sideRETRO um programa computacional especializado na detecção de pseudogenes processados ausentes do genoma de referência, mas presentes em dados de sequenciamento de genoma completo e exoma de outros indivíduos. Além de apontar para a presença de retrocópias não fixadas, o sideRETRO é capaz de anotar várias outras características relacionadas a esses evento, tais como: a coordenada genômica de inserção do pseudogene processado, a qual constitui o cromossomo, o ponto de inserção e a fita de DNA (líder or retardada); o contexto genômico do evento (exônico, intrônico ou intergênico); a genotipagem (presente ou ausente) e a haplotipagem (em homozigose ou heterozigose). Para atestar a eficiência da ferramenta, o sideRETRO foi executado para dados simulados e para dados reais validados experimentalmente por um grupo independente. Portanto, em resumo, nesta tese são descritos o desenvolvimento e o uso do sideRETRO uma ferramenta computacional robusta e eficiente, designada para identificar e anotar pseudogenes processados não fixados. Por fim, vale destacar que o sideRETRO preenche uma lacuna metodológica e possibilita novas hipóteses e investigações sistemáticas no campo de chamada de variantes estruturais


The methodological and instrumental advances resulting from the Human Genome Project have created the necessary framework to the emergence of Next Generation DNA sequencing technologies, which are characterized by a reduced cost, low operational demand and the generation of a large volume of data per experiment. Concomitantly with this, the increase in computational processing power has driven the development of large-scale genetic analyses, which allowed us to study individualized genomic traits little or never explored before. Among these characteristics, those related to structural variations in genomes have received much attention. Processed pseudogenes, or retrocopies, are structural variations caused by the duplication of coding genes through the transposition of their mature messenger RNA by the LINE-1 enzymatic machinery. Retrocopies can be fixed (i.e., present in all genomes of a given species and included into the assembly of the reference genome) or unfixed, being polymorphic, germinal or somatic. However, knowledge about unfixed retrocopies is still limited due to the lack of bioinformatics tools dedicated to their identification and annotation in DNA sequencing data. Therefore, this work presents sideRETRO a computer program specialized in the detection of processed pseudogenes absent from the reference genome, but present in whole genome and exome sequencing data from other individuals. In addition to pointing out the presence of unfixed retrocopies, sideRETRO is able to annotate several other characteristics related to these events, such as: the genomic coordinate of the processed pseudogene insetion, which constitutes the chromosome, the insertion point and the DNA strand (leader or retard); the genomic context of the event (exonic, intronic or intergenic); genotyping (present or absent) and haplotyping (homozygous or heterozygous). To certify the sideRETRO efficiency, it was run on simulated data and on real data experimentally validated by an independent group. Therefore, in summary, this thesis describes the development and use of sideRETRO a robust and efficient computational tool, designed to identify and annotate unfixed processed pseudogenes. Finally, it is worth noting that sideRETRO fills a methodological gap and allows new hypotheses and systematic investigations in the field of structural variant calling


Subject(s)
Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Computational Biology/classification , Computational Biology/instrumentation , Costs and Cost Analysis , Genomics/instrumentation , Sequence Analysis, DNA/instrumentation , Clinical Coding
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Braz. j. biol ; 81(4): 928-933, Oct.-Dec. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153425

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Abstract Species of Trichogramma Westwood, 1833 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammtidae) are frequently used as biological control agents against Lepidoptera, but practical application of these egg endoparasitoids are complicated because of their complex taxonomy. This study aimed to compare sequences of internal transcribed spacer regions of ribosomal DNA (ITS2-rDNA) of Trichogramma accessions with those deposited in GenBank in order to access the reliability of the ITS2 as a barcode for discriminating species and evaluating the genetic diversity. ITS2-rDNA sequences obtained from seventeen specimens of Trichogramma confirmed previous identifications based on morphological characteristics. Multiple sequence alignment revealed the existence of highly conserved regions in ITS2 sequences while the neighbour-joining dendrogram indicated that the specimens formed three clusters comprising T. manicobai and T. marandobai (group I), T. galloi (group II) and T. pretiosum (group III). The ITS2 marker was shown to be a powerful DNA barcode for discriminating Trichogramma species and could be used to complement the morphological approach.


Resumo Espécies de Trichogramma Westwood, 1833 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) são freqüentemente usadas como agentes de controle biológico contra Lepidoptera, esses endoparasitóides de ovos apresentam taxonomia complexa, o que dificulta sua aplicação prática. Este estudo teve como objetivo comparar seqüências de regiões espaçadoras internas transcritas de DNA ribossômico (ITS2-rDNA) de acessos de Trichogramma com aquelas depositadas no GenBank, a fim de avaliar a confiabilidade do ITS2 barcode para discriminar espécies e avaliar a diversidade genética. As seqüências de ITS2-rDNA obtidas de dezessete espécimes de Trichogramma confirmaram identidades anteriores com base em características morfológicas. O alinhamento de múltiplas sequências revelou a existência de regiões altamente conservadas nas sequências ITS2, enquanto o dendrograma indicou que os espécimes formavam três grupos compreendendo T. manicobai e T. marandobai (grupo I), T. galloi (grupo II) e T. pretiosum (grupo III). O marcador ITS2 mostrou ser um poderoso DNA barcode para discriminar espécies de Trichogramma podendo ser usado como complemento da abordagem morfológica.


Subject(s)
Animals , Hymenoptera/genetics , Phylogeny , Genetic Variation/genetics , DNA, Ribosomal/genetics , Reproducibility of Results , Sequence Analysis, DNA , DNA, Ribosomal Spacer/genetics
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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 73(3): 742-746, May-June 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1278357

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Objetivou-se neste estudo relatar a frequência e a identidade de patógenos transmitidos por carrapatos em cães residentes de uma área caracterizada por brejo de alta altitude. Amostras sanguíneas (n=203) foram coletadas e molecularmente analisadas via PCR (Babesia spp., Hepatozoon spp., Anaplasma spp. e Ehrlichia spp.) e sequenciamento de DNA. De todas as amostras analisadas, 8,87% (18/203) foram positivas a algum patógeno transmitido por carrapato. Especificamente, 5,42% (11/203) e 3,45% (7/203) foram positivos a Anaplasma platys e Ehrlichia canis, respectivamente. Este estudo fornece, pela primeira vez, evidência científica de infecção de cães por esses patógenos nessa área de alta altitude e reforça o provável papel de R. sanguineus s.l. como vetor de A. platys, principalmente considerando.se que muitos animais positivos eram infestados por essa espécie de carrapato.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Dogs , Ehrlichiosis/epidemiology , Ehrlichia canis/isolation & purification , Anaplasma/isolation & purification , Anaplasmosis/epidemiology , Brazil , Polymerase Chain Reaction/veterinary , Sequence Analysis, DNA/veterinary , Wetlands , Altitude
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Med. lab ; 25(4): 709-719, 2021. ilus, Tabs
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1370842

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Introducción. Los gliomas son las neoplasias malignas primarias más frecuentes del sistema nervioso central, asociadas con una mortalidad y morbilidad elevadas. Las mutaciones en los genes IDH1 e IDH2 de la enzima isocitrato deshidrogenasa (IDH) son clave en la tumorogénesis, y son consideradas un factor pronóstico importante en estas neoplasias. En este estudio se buscó determinar la presencia de mutaciones de los genes IDH1 e IDH2 en pacientes con diagnóstico de glioma difuso en diferentes grados, y su correlación con la sobrevida. Metodología. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, prospectivo y retrospectivo. La población de estudio fueron pacientes entre los 18 y 45 años con diagnóstico de glioma difuso grado II, III y IV, atendidos en el Hospital San Vicente Fundación de Medellín, entre 2012 y 2017, en quienes se realizó un análisis de mutaciones en los genes IDH1 e IDH2 por secuenciación Sanger y tinción de inmunohistoquímica. Resultados. Se incluyeron 14 pacientes con edad promedio de 37 años, 57% de sexo masculino. Glioblastoma fue la neoplasia más frecuente, diagnosticada en el 42,9% de casos. Por inmunohistoquímica, 10 de los 14 (71,4%) pacientes presentaron mutación de la enzima IDH1, en tanto que 1 de los 11 (9%) pacientes en quienes se logró la secuenciación del gen IDH2, mostró mutación. En general, el 78,6% presentó mutaciones de la enzima IDH, con promedio de sobrevida de 48 meses. Conclusión. Estos hallazgos sugieren que los gliomas son un grupo heterogéneo de tumores, con gran variabilidad genética que impacta en su pronóstico y comportamiento


Introduction. Gliomas are the most common primary malignancies of the central nervous system, associated with high mortality and morbidity. Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) enzyme IDH1 and IDH2 genes, are key in tumorigenesis, and are considered an important prognostic factor in these neoplasms. This study aimed to determine the presence of IDH1 and IDH2 gene mutations in patients diagnosed with diffuse glioma in different degrees, and their correlation with survival. Methodology. A descriptive, prospective and retrospective study was conducted. The study population consisted of patients between the ages of 18 and 45 with a diagnosis of grade II, III and IV diffuse glioma, treated at the Hospital San Vicente Fundación in Medellín, between 2012 and 2017, in whom an analysis of IDH1 and IDH2 gene mutations was performed by Sanger sequencing and immunohistochemical staining. Results. Fourteen patients with a mean age of 37 years were included, 57% were male. Glioblastoma was the most frequent neoplasm, diagnosed in 42.9% of the cases. By immunohistochemistry, 10 of the 14 (71.4%) patients had a mutation of the IDH1 enzyme, while 1 of the 11 (9%) patients in whom IDH2 gene sequencing was achieved showed a mutation. In general, 78.6% had IDH enzyme mutations, with an average survival of 48 months. Conclusion. These findings suggest that gliomas are a heterogeneous group of tumors, withgreat genetic variability that impacts their prognosis and behavior


Subject(s)
Isocitrate Dehydrogenase , Oligodendroglioma , Astrocytoma , Immunohistochemistry , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Glioblastoma , Glioma , Mutation
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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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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1929-1934, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922226

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the role and significance of blood group genotyping and gene sequencing technology in the identification of blood group subtypes.@*METHODS@#Blood type of the proband and his son were identified by blood type serology, and ABO genotyping and DNA sequencing were performed according to the results of serological expression pattern.@*RESULTS@#The weak B antigen expression was found in the proband and his son by serological test, and was preliminarily identified as B3 subtype. The ABO blood group genotyping confirmed that the genotype of the proband and his son was B/O1 and B/O2, respectively. Finally, through gene sequencing, it was confirmed that the B101 allele of the proband and his son showed a heterozygous mutation of 5873CT.@*CONCLUSION@#The combination of serology, genotyping and sequencing showed find new blood group gene mutation sites, which is important strategic significance for accurate blood group identification, personalized blood use and trasfusion safety, which is beneficial to clarify the molecular biological basis of ABO blood group subtypes.


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ABO Blood-Group System/genetics , Alleles , Genotype , Humans , Mutation , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921335

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Thalassemia is a group of genetically heterogeneous diseases characterized by hemolytic anemia. To investigate molecular characteristics of α- and β-thalassemia among young individuals of marriageable age in Guangdong Province, 24,788 subjects with suspected thalassemia were genetically tested for α- and β-thalassemia by Gap-PCR and reverse dot blot during 2018-2019. For suspected rare thalassemia cases, DNA sequencing was performed to identify rare and unknown thalassemia gene mutations. A total of 14,346 thalassemia carriers were detected, including 7,556 cases of α-thalassemia with 25 genotypes and 8 α-gene mutations identified, 5,860 cases of β-thalassemia with 18 genotypes and 18 β-gene mutations identified, and 930 cases of compound α/β-thalassemia. Among them, the frequency of --


Subject(s)
Adult , China , Female , Genotype , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Mutation , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Young Adult , alpha-Thalassemia/genetics , beta-Thalassemia/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880843

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the feasibility of detecting maternal hereditary mitochondrial tRNA@*METHODS@#We performed sequence analysis of mitochondrial DNA in blood samples from 2070 cases of maternal hereditary mitochondrial disease in the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, and identified 3 patients with m.15927G>A mutation.Buccal swabs and blood samples were obtained from the 3 patients (mutation group) and 3 normal volunteers (control group).After extracting whole genomic DNA from all the samples, the DNA concentration and purity were analyzed.The PCR products were subjected to dot blot hybridization, Southern blot hybridization, and DNA sequencing analysis to verify the feasibility of detecting m.15927G>A mutation using buccal swabs.@*RESULTS@#There was no significant difference in DNA concentration extracted from buccal swabs and blood samples in either the mutation group or the control group (@*CONCLUSIONS@#Buccal swabs collection accurate is an accurate and sensitive method for the detection of m.15927G>A mutation.


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DNA, Mitochondrial/genetics , Humans , Mitochondria , Mutation , RNA, Transfer , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879610

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the correlation between DSG2, TTN and GATA4 genes and Brugada syndrome in Henan Province of China.@*METHODS@#From February 2017 to February 2019, 100 patients with Brugada syndrome and 100 healthy individuals were selected as the study and the control groups, respectively. Electrocardiogram and echocardiography were carried out, and peripheral blood samples was collected. Coding regions of DSG2, TTN and GATA4 genes were amplified by PCR and sequenced. The results were compared with standard sequences from GenBank.@*RESULTS@#Electrocardiogram showed that all patients from the study group had ventricular arrhythmia, 87 cases (87%) presented ventricular tachycardia (VT), 84 cases (84%) presented T wave inversion, and 51 cases (51%) presented Epsilon wave. Echocardiography showed that the right ventricle in the study group was enlarged with the inner diameter of the right ventricle being (40.0±13.3) mm, and the right ventricle showed various degree of abnormal systolic function. The enlargement of right atrium accounted for 64%, and the involvement of the left ventricle accounted for 27%. The right ventricular diameter and left ventricular diastolic diameter of the study group were significantly greater than those of the control group (P< 0.05). DNA sequencing showed that 60 patients carried DSG2 gene variants, among which 18 had missense variant of exon 8. Fifty patients carried TTN gene variants, including 8 in the A-band domain and 3 in the I-band domain. Twenty patients carried 3 variants of the GATA4 gene.@*CONCLUSION@#Variants of the DSG2, TTN and GATA4 genes in Henan region are correlated with the onset of Brugada syndrome.


Subject(s)
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia , Brugada Syndrome/genetics , China , Connectin , Desmoglein 2/genetics , GATA4 Transcription Factor , Humans , Pedigree , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879602

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a patient with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).@*METHODS@#High-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analysis were carried out to identify pathogenic variant in the patient. Suspected variant was verified by Sanger sequencing among the family members, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was used to achieve the pregnancy.@*RESULTS@#The patient had obstructive azoospermia, measurement of nasal NO exhalation at 84 ppb, and typical symptoms of PCD in nasal sinuses and lungs. DNA sequencing showed that he had carried biallelic variants of the DNAH5 gene, namely c.1489C>T (p.Q497X) in exon 11 and c.6304C>T (p.R2102C) in exon 38. His wife achieved clinical pregnancy with the assistance of ICSI.@*CONCLUSION@#Above finding has enriched the spectrum of DNAH5 gene variants, though the latters did not affect the outcome of pregnancy by ICSI.


Subject(s)
Axonemal Dyneins/genetics , Exons , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Kartagener Syndrome/genetics , Male , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879581

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OBJECTIVE@#To apply nanopore third-generation sequencing for the detection of chromosomal aneuploidy samples, and explore its performance and application prospects.@*METHODS@#DNA extracted from two human cell lines with X chromosome monosomy and 22.5 Mb deletion in 7q11.23-q21.3 region was sequenced with a MinION sequencer, and the results were analyzed.@*RESULTS@#Respectively, 555 872 and 2 679 882 reads were obtained from the two samples within 24 hours, with genome coverage being 53.75% and 88.63%. With a sequencing depth of 0.81× and 2.40× , respectively, the abnormal chromosomal regions could be detected by comparative analysis using Minimap2.@*CONCLUSION@#With low-depth whole genome sequencing, the use of nanopore third-generation sequencing is expected to complete the detection and analysis of chromosomal aneuploidy samples within 24 hours, but its further application and promotion needs to overcome the cost constraints.


Subject(s)
Aneuploidy , Chromosomes , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Technology
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879572

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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.


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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-879175

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Resina Draconis, a rare and precious traditional medicine in China, is known as the "holy medicine for promoting blood circulation". According to the national drug standard, it's derived from the resin extracted from the wood of Dracaena cochinchinensis, a Liliaceae plant. In addition, a variety of Dracaena species all over the world can form red resins, and there is currently no molecular identification method that can efficiently identify the origin of Dracaena medicinal materials. In this study, seven species of Dracaena distributed in China were selected as the research objects. Four commonly used DNA barcodes(ITS2, matK, rbcL and psbA-trnH), and four highly variable regions(trnP-psaJ, psbK-psbI, trnT-trnL, clpP) in chloroplast genome were used to evaluate the identification efficiency of Dracaena species. The results showed that clpP sequence fragment could accurately identify seven species of Dracaena plants. However, due to the long sequence of clpP fragment, there were potential problems in the practical application process. We found that the combined fragment "psbK-psbI+ trnP-psaJ" can also be used for accurate molecular identification of the Resina Draconis origin plants and relative species of Dracaena, which were both relatively short sequences in the combined fragment, showing high success rates of amplification and sequencing. Therefore, the "psbK-psbI+ trnP-psaJ" combined fragment can be used as the DNA barcode fragments for molecular identification of Resina Dracon's origin plants and relative species of Dracaena. Research on the identification of Dracaena species, the results of this study can be used to accurately identify the original material of Resina Draconis, and providing effective means for identification, rational development and application of Resina Draconis base source.


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China , DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic , DNA, Plant/genetics , Dracaena/genetics , Plants , Resins, Plant , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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Neotrop. ichthyol ; 19(2): e200109, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1279484

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The fishes of the Haemulidae family are currently allocated to 19 genera with a worldwide distribution in the tropical and subtropical waters of the world's oceans. Brachygenys and Haemulon are important genera of reef fish in Brazil, as they occur in large shoals, which are both ecologically and commercially valuable. This study identified the Brazilian species of the genera Brachygenys and Haemulon using DNA barcodes. While we found only a single lineage in Brachygenys chrysargyrea, Haemulon melanurum, H. parra, and H. squamipinna, more than one molecular operational taxonomic unit (MOTU) was identified in H. atlanticus, H. aurolineatum, and H. plumieri, indicating the possible existence of discrete populations or cryptic species.(AU)


Os peixes da família Haemulidae estão atualmente distribuídos em 19 gêneros, com distribuição mundial em águas oceânicas tropicais e subtropicais. Brachygenys e Haemulon são importantes gêneros de peixes recifais do Brasil, visto que ocorrem em grandes cardumes, de valores ecológicos e comerciais. Este estudo identificou as espécies brasileiras dos gêneros Brachygenys e Haemulon usando o código de barras de DNA. Embora apenas uma única linhagem de Brachygenys chrysargyrea, Haemulon melanurum, H. parra e H. squamipinna tenha sido encontrada em nosso conjunto de dados, mais de uma unidade taxonômica operacional molecular (MOTU) foi identificada em H. atlanticus, H. aurolineatum e H. plumieri, indicando a possível existência de populações discretas ou espécies crípticas.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Perciformes , Products Distribution , Molecular Biology , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Fishes
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 25(3): 101596, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339422

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ABSTRACT Brazil is a huge continental country with striking geographic differences which are well illustrated in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Contrasting with the significant decline in the national AIDS detection rate in the last decade, a linear growth has been reported in the Northern region. Despite its public health and epidemiologic importance, there is scarce HIV-1 molecular data from Northern Brazil. This scoping review summarizes recent epidemiologic data with special emphasis on HIV-1 genetic diversity and antiretroviral drug resistance mutations in patients from the seven Northern states of Brazil. Studies from the Northern Brazil on different HIV-1 genomic regions, mostly pol (protease/reverse transcriptase) sequences of naïve/antiretroviral treated adults/children were retrieved from PubMed/MEDLINE electronic database. These studies indicate a consistent molecular profile largely dominated by HIV-1 subtype B with minor contribution of subtypes F1 and C and infrequent detection of other subtypes (A1, D, K), recombinants (BF1, BC), circulating recombinant forms (CRF) as the new CRF90_BF1 and CRF02_AG-like, CRF28-29_BF-like, CRF31_BC-like, and a potential new CRF_BF1. This pattern indicates a founder effect of subtype B and the introduction of non-B-subtypes and recombinants probably generated in the Southern/Southeastern regions. In naïve populations transmitted drug resistance (TDR) can impact the outcome of first-line antiretroviral treatment and prophylactic/preventive regimens. In the Northern region TDR rates are moderate while patients failing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) showed high prevalence of acquired drug resistance mutations. The limited HIV-1 molecular data from Northern Brazil reflects the great challenges to generate comprehensive scientific data in isolated, underprivileged areas. It also highlights the need to invest in local capacity building which supported by adequate infrastructure and funding can promote robust research activities to help reduce the scientific asymmetries in the Northern region. Currently the impacts of the overwhelming COVID-19 pandemic on the expanding HIV/AIDS epidemic in Northern Brazil deserves to be closely monitored.


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Humans , HIV Infections/drug therapy , HIV Infections/epidemiology , HIV-1/genetics , COVID-19 , Phylogeny , Brazil , Drug Resistance , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Drug Resistance, Viral/genetics , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2 , Genotype , Mutation
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Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 19(3): 300-313, mayo 2020. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1116300

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Every 3 to 7 year angiosperms species of the flowering desert appear in the Atacama Region of Chile, as a result of the climatic phenomenon "El Niño". Our objective was to evaluate the universality of matK and rbcL barcode markers of these species, and validate their taxon through phylogenetic relationships. Argemone hunnemannii, Oenothera coquimbensis, Malesherbia humilis, Leucocoryne appendiculata, Loasa elongata, Nicotiana solanifolia, Stachys grandidentata, Aristolochia chilensis, Alstroemeria kingii and Adesmia eremophila, almost all classified as endemic to Chile, were collected in Pan de Azúcar and Llanos de Challe National Park (Atacama Region, Chile) at the end of October 2017. The phylogeny of these ten angiosperm species from the flowering desert was analyzed using rbcL and matK markers with the maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference methods. The results showed that 70% of the species can be distinguished with the matK or rbcL locus, however, 100% were distinguished using both loci. The phylogenetic results showed that the species formed clades with high reliability and high support with both the matK and rbcL genes, when comparing our results with sequences obtained from GenBank. The matK and rbcL genes are efficient markers for analyzing phylogenetic relationships and validating the taxonomy of flowering species.


Las especies de angiospermas del Desierto Florido de la Región de Atacama de Chile aparecen cada 3 a 7 años, influenciado por el fenómeno climático "El Niño". Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar la universalidad de los marcadores de código de barra matK y rbcL de estas especies, y validar su taxón por medio de relaciones filogenéticas. Las especies Argemone hunnemannii, Oenothera coquimbensis, Malesherbia humilis, Leucocoryne appendiculata, Loasa elongata, Nicotiana solanifolia, Stachys grandidentata, Aristolochia chilensis, Alstroemeria kingii y Adesmia eremophila son clasificadas la mayoría endémicas de Chile. Estas especies fueron colectadas en el Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar y Llanos de Challe, Región de Atacama, Chile. La colecta se realizó a fines de octubre de 2017. Con los marcadores rbcL y matK se analizó la filogenia con los métodos máxima verosimilitud e inferencia bayesiana en diez especies de angiosperma del Desierto Florido. Los resultados mostraron que el 70% de las especies pueden ser distinguidas con un locus matK o rbcL, sin embargo, el 100% se distinguió usando ambos locus. Los resultados filogenéticos mostraron que las especies formaron clados con alta fiabilidad y alto soporte tanto con los genes matK y rbcL, al comparar con accesos de secuencias obtenidas de GenBank. Lo genes matK y rbcL son marcadores eficientes para analizar relaciones filogenéticas y validar el taxón de las especies de flor.


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Phylogeny , Plants/genetics , Desert , DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic/methods , Ribulose-Bisphosphate Carboxylase , Chile , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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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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