Category Archives: Citation

Full-length mRNA sequencing uncovers a widespread coupling between transcription initiation and mRNA processing

March 2018 Authors: Seyed Yahya Anvar, Guy Allard, Elizabeth Tseng, Gloria Sheynkman, et al. Info: Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center and other institutions studied the relationships between transcription initiation and splicing and polyadenylation events in breast cancer cells and … more »

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Transmission of microRNA antimiRs to mouse offspring via the maternal-placental-fetal unit

March 2018 Authors: Jonas Hönig, Ivana Mižíková, Claudio Nardiello, David Emanuel Surate Solaligue, et al. Info: In Germany, researchers delivered microRNA inhibitors to pregnant mice, finding that the antimiRs were then detectable in offspring, where they caused fewer off-target effects … more »

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Improving saliva shotgun metagenomics by chemical host DNA depletion

February 2018 Authors: Clarisse Marotz, Jon Sanders, Cristal Zuniga, Livia Zaramela, Rob Knight, and Karsten Zengler Info: Scientists from the University of California, San Diego, developed and evaluated a new protocol for enriching microbial DNA collected from fresh and frozen … more »

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Study protocol: rationale and design of the community-based prospective cohort study of kidney function and diabetes in rural New Mexico, the COMPASS study

February 2018 Authors: Antonin Jaros, Hafiz Sroya, Venita Wolfe, Vikas Ghai, et al. Info: Scientists report design and launch of the COMPASS study, a prospective, longitudinal cohort in rural New Mexico aimed at better understanding diabetic chronic kidney disease and … more »

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Small RNA populations revealed by blocking rRNA fragments in Drosophila melanogaster reproductive tissues

February 2018 Authors: Emily Fowler, Irina Mohorianu, Damian Smith, Tamas Dalmay, Tracey Chapman Info: Scientists present a method for removing highly abundant rRNAs for improved analysis of small RNAs in RNA interference studies. Results showed increased resolution of sRNAs, even … more »

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The DNA Methylome of the Hyperthermoacidophilic Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius

February 2018 Authors: Mohea Couturier and Ann-Christin Lindås Info: Scientists from Stockholm University investigated the impact of DNA methylation in archaeal genomes by analyzing the complete DNA methylome of S. acidocaldarius using PacBio sequencing. The team used BluePippin to remove … more »

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Draft genome assembly of the Bengalese finch, Lonchura striata domestica, a model for motor skill variability and learning

February 2018 Authors: Bradley Colquitt, David Mets, and Michael Brainard Info: Scientists generated a high-quality draft genome and gene annotation for Bengalese finch, which has a more variable song than other finches, making it an important model for sensorimotor learning. … more »

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Ribonuclease Inhibitor 1 regulates erythropoiesis by controlling GATA1 translation

February 2018 Authors: Vijaykumar Chennupati, Diogo Veiga, Kendle Maslowski, Nicola Andina, et al. Info: Scientists studying the ribonuclease inhibitor protein found that it controls translation of GATA1 and thereby regulates erythropoiesis, helping to explain anemia-associated diseases caused by mutations in … more »

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Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) target cancer stem-like cells and suppress tumor organoid formation in colorectal cancer

February 2018 Authors: Shusuke Toden, Preethi Ravindranathan, Jinghua Gu, Jacob Cardenas, Madelaine Yuchang & Ajay Goel Info: Scientists from Baylor University Medical Center studied the chemoprotective role of oligomeric proanthocyanidins, finding that they inhibited cellular proliferation and spurred apoptosis. RNA … more »

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Identification of a precursor processing protease from the spider Cupiennius saleiessential for venom neurotoxin maturation

February 2018 Authors: Nicolas Langenegger, Dominique Koua, Stefan Schürch, Manfred Heller, Wolfgang Nentwig and Lucia Kuhn-Nentwig Info: In this paper, scientists from the University of Bern and collaborators report the identification and purification of a protease that’s an important neurotoxin … more »

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