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Mice Exposed to Combined Chronic Low-Dose Irradiation and Modeled Microgravity Develop Long-Term Neurological Sequelae (2019)
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Overbey, E. G., Paul, A. M., da Silveira, W. A., Tahimic, C. G., Reinsch, S. S., Szewczyk, N., …Mao, X. W. (2019). Mice Exposed to Combined Chronic Low-Dose Irradiation and Modeled Microgravity Develop Long-Term Neurological Sequelae. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(17), doi:10.3390/ijms20174094

Spaceflight poses many challenges for humans. Ground-based analogs typically focus on single parameters of spaceflight and their associated acute effects. This study assesses the long-term transcriptional effects following single and combination spac... Read More about Mice Exposed to Combined Chronic Low-Dose Irradiation and Modeled Microgravity Develop Long-Term Neurological Sequelae.

Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans (2019)
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Sudevan, S., Takiura, M., Kubota, Y., Higashitani, N., Cooke, M., Ellwood, R. A., …Higashitani, A. (2019). Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans. FASEB Journal, 33(8), 9540-9550. doi:10.1096/fj.201802298r

Mitochondrial dysfunction impairs muscle health and causes subsequent muscle wasting. This study explores the role of mitochondrial dysfunction as an intramuscular signal for the extracellular matrix (ECM)–based proteolysis and, consequentially, musc... Read More about Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans.

Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa (2019)
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Monnahan, P., Kolář, F., Baduel, P., Sailer, C., Koch, J., Horvath, R., …Yant, L. (2019). Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3, 457-468. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0807-4

Ploidy-variable species allow direct inference of the effects of chromosome copy number on fundamental evolutionary processes. While an abundance of theoretical work suggests polyploidy should leave distinct population genomic signatures, empirical d... Read More about Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa.

Genome-Wide Variation, Candidate Regions and Genes Associated With Fat Deposition and Tail Morphology in Ethiopian Indigenous Sheep (2019)
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Ahbara, A., Bahbahani, H., Almathen, F., Al Abri, M., Agoub, M. O., Abeba, A., …Mwacharo, J. M. (2019). Genome-Wide Variation, Candidate Regions and Genes Associated With Fat Deposition and Tail Morphology in Ethiopian Indigenous Sheep. Frontiers in Genetics, 9, doi:10.3389/fgene.2018.00699

Variations in body weight and in the distribution of body fat are associated with feed availability, thermoregulation, and energy reserve. Ethiopia is characterized by distinct agro-ecological and human ethnic farmer diversity of ancient origin, whic... Read More about Genome-Wide Variation, Candidate Regions and Genes Associated With Fat Deposition and Tail Morphology in Ethiopian Indigenous Sheep.

Copy number variations in Friesian horses and genetic risk factors for insect bite hypersensitivity (2018)
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Schurink, A., da Silva, V. H., Velie, B. D., Dibbits, B. W., Crooijmans, R. P., Franҫois, L., …Ducro, B. J. (2018). Copy number variations in Friesian horses and genetic risk factors for insect bite hypersensitivity. BMC Genetics, 19, doi:10.1186/s12863-018-0657-0

Background: Many common and relevant diseases affecting equine welfare have yet to be tested regarding structural variants such as copy number variations (CNVs). CNVs make up a substantial proportion of total genetic variability in populations of man... Read More about Copy number variations in Friesian horses and genetic risk factors for insect bite hypersensitivity.

The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome (2018)
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Zierer, J., Jackson, M. A., Kastenmüller, G., Mangino, M., Long, T., Telenti, A., …Menni, C. (2018). The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome. Nature Genetics, 50(6), 790-795. doi:10.1038/s41588-018-0135-7

The human gut microbiome plays a key role in human health1, but 16S characterization lacks quantitative functional annotation2. The fecal metabolome provides a functional readout of microbial activity and can be used as an intermediate phenotype medi... Read More about The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome.

Murine systemic thrombophilia and hemolytic uremic syndrome from a factor H point mutation (2017)
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Ueda, Y., Mohammed, I., Song, D., Gullipalli, D., Zhou, L., Sato, S., …Song, W. (2017). Murine systemic thrombophilia and hemolytic uremic syndrome from a factor H point mutation. Blood, 129(9), (1184-1196). doi:10.1182/blood-2016-07-728253. ISSN 0006-4971

Complement plays a key role in host defense, but its dysregulation can cause autologous tissue injury. Complement activation is normally controlled by regulatory proteins, including factor H (FH) in plasma and membrane cofactor protein (MCP) on the c... Read More about Murine systemic thrombophilia and hemolytic uremic syndrome from a factor H point mutation.

Modeling Enzyme Processivity Reveals that RNA-Seq Libraries Are Biased in Characteristic and Correctable Ways (2016)
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Archer, N., Walsh, M. D., Shahrezaei, V., & Hebenstreit, D. (2016). Modeling Enzyme Processivity Reveals that RNA-Seq Libraries Are Biased in Characteristic and Correctable Ways. Cell Systems, 3(5), 467-479. doi:10.1016/j.cels.2016.10.012

Experimental procedures for preparing RNA-seq and single-cell (sc) RNA-seq libraries are based on assumptions regarding their underlying enzymatic reactions. Here, we show that the fairness of these assumptions varies within libraries: coverage by se... Read More about Modeling Enzyme Processivity Reveals that RNA-Seq Libraries Are Biased in Characteristic and Correctable Ways.