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Evolution of gene expression levels in the male reproductive organs of Anopheles mosquitoes (2019)
Journal Article
Izquierdo, A., Fahrenberger, M., Persampieri, T., Benedict, M. Q., Giles, T., Catteruccia, F., …Dottorini, T. (2019). Evolution of gene expression levels in the male reproductive organs of Anopheles mosquitoes. Life Science Alliance, 2(1), e00191. doi:10.26508/lsa.201800191

Modifications in gene expression determine many of the phenotypic differentiations between closely related species. This is particularly evident in reproductive tissues, where evolution of genes is more rapid, facilitating the appearance of distinct... Read More

Communication of prostate cancer cells with bone cells via extracellular vesicle RNA: a potential mechanism of metastasis (2018)
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Probert, C., Dottorini, T., Speakman, A., Hunt, S., Nafee, T., Fazeli, A., …James, V. (2018). Communication of prostate cancer cells with bone cells via extracellular vesicle RNA: a potential mechanism of metastasis. Oncogene, doi:10.1038/s41388-018-0540-5. ISSN 0950-9232

The role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) as vehicles for cell-to-cell communication between a tumour and its environment is a relatively new concept. The hypothesis that EVs may be critical in co-opting tissues by tumours to generate distant metastat... Read More

Feature selection and comparison of machine learning algorithms in classification of grazing and rumination behaviour in sheep (2018)
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Mansbridge, N., Mitsch, J., Bollard, N., Ellis, K., Miguel-Pacheco, G. G., Dottorini, T., & Kaler, J. (2018). Feature selection and comparison of machine learning algorithms in classification of grazing and rumination behaviour in sheep. Sensors, 18(10), doi:10.3390/s18103532

Grazing and ruminating are the most important behaviours for ruminants, as they spend most of their daily time budget performing these. Continuous surveillance of eating behaviour is an important means for monitoring ruminant health, productivity and... Read More

Acute Toxoplasma gondii infection in cats induced tissue-specific transcriptional response dominated by immune signatures (2018)
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Cong, W., Dottorini, T., Khan, F., Emes, R. D., Zhang, F., Zhou, C., …Zhu, X. (2018). Acute Toxoplasma gondii infection in cats induced tissue-specific transcriptional response dominated by immune signatures. Frontiers in Immunology, 9, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.02403. ISSN 1664-3224

RNA-sequencing was used to detect transcriptional changes in six tissues of cats, seven days after T. gondii infection. A total of 737 genes were differentially expressed (DEGs), of which 410 were up-regulated and 327 were down-regulated. The liver e... Read More

Evaluation of sampling frequency, window size and sensor position for classification of sheep behaviour (2018)
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Walton, E., Casey, C., Mitsch, J., Vázquez-Diosdado, J. A., Yan, J., Dottorini, T., …Kaler, J. (2018). Evaluation of sampling frequency, window size and sensor position for classification of sheep behaviour. Royal Society Open Science, 5(2), doi:10.1098/rsos.171442. ISSN 2054-5703

Automated behavioural classification and identification through sensors has the potential to improve health and welfare of the animals. Position of a sensor, sampling frequency and window size of segmented signal data has a major impact on classifica... Read More

VEGF and LPS synergistically silence inflammatory response to Plasmodium berghei infection and protect against cerebral malaria (2015)
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Canavese, M., Dottorini, T., & Crisanti, A. (2015). VEGF and LPS synergistically silence inflammatory response to Plasmodium berghei infection and protect against cerebral malaria. Pathogens and Global Health, 109(6), doi:10.1179/2047773215Y.0000000018

Malaria infection induces, alongside endothelial damage and obstruction hypoxia, a potent inflammatory response similar to that observed in other systemic diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Accordingly, it is increasingly recognised that cerebr... Read More

Highly evolvable malaria vectors: the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes (2015)
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Neafsey, D. E., Waterhouse, R. M., Abai, M. R., Aganezov, S. S., Alekseyev, M. A., Allen, J. E., …Besansky, N. J. (2015). Highly evolvable malaria vectors: the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes. 00 Journal not listed, 347(6217), doi:10.1126/science.1258522

Variation in vectorial capacity for human malaria among Anopheles mosquito species is determined by many factors, including behavior, immunity, and life history. To investigate the genomic basis of vectorial capacity and explore new avenues for vecto... Read More