In a prokaryotic cell or in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, a structure consisting of or containing DNA which carries the genetic information essential to the cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.
Staining of bands, or chromosome segments, allowing the precise identification of individual chromosomes or parts of chromosomes. Applications include the determination of chromosome rearrangements in malformation syndromes and cancer, the chemistry of chromosome segments, chromosome changes during evolution, and, in conjunction with cell hybridization studies, chromosome mapping.
The female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in human and other male-heterogametic species.
Abnormal number or structure of chromosomes. Chromosome aberrations may result in CHROMOSOME DISORDERS.
The homologous chromosomes that are dissimilar in the heterogametic sex. There are the X CHROMOSOME, the Y CHROMOSOME, and the W, Z chromosomes (in animals in which the female is the heterogametic sex (the silkworm moth Bombyx mori, for example)). In such cases the W chromosome is the female-determining and the male is ZZ. (From King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
A specific pair of human chromosomes in group A (CHROMOSOMES, HUMAN, 1-3) of the human chromosome classification.
Very long DNA molecules and associated proteins, HISTONES, and non-histone chromosomal proteins (CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS, NON-HISTONE). Normally 46 chromosomes, including two sex chromosomes are found in the nucleus of human cells. They carry the hereditary information of the individual.
Structures within the nucleus of bacterial cells consisting of or containing DNA, which carry genetic information essential to the cell.
The orderly segregation of CHROMOSOMES during MEIOSIS or MITOSIS.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair GROUP C CHROMSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Actual loss of portion of a chromosome.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP G CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Complex nucleoprotein structures which contain the genomic DNA and are part of the CELL NUCLEUS of PLANTS.
Structures within the nucleus of fungal cells consisting of or containing DNA, which carry genetic information essential to the cell.
The medium-sized, submetacentric human chromosomes, called group C in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 and the X chromosome.
A specific pair of human chromosomes in group A (CHROMOSOMES, HUMAN, 1-3) of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP G CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
The alignment of CHROMOSOMES at homologous sequences.
A specific pair of GROUP D CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Complex nucleoprotein structures which contain the genomic DNA and are part of the CELL NUCLEUS of MAMMALS.
A specific pair of GROUP B CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP F CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
The human male sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and none of the female gametes in humans.
Clinical conditions caused by an abnormal chromosome constitution in which there is extra or missing chromosome material (either a whole chromosome or a chromosome segment). (from Thompson et al., Genetics in Medicine, 5th ed, p429)
DNA constructs that are composed of, at least, a REPLICATION ORIGIN, for successful replication, propagation to and maintenance as an extra chromosome in bacteria. In addition, they can carry large amounts (about 200 kilobases) of other sequence for a variety of bioengineering purposes.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
One of the two pairs of human chromosomes in the group B class (CHROMOSOMES, HUMAN, 4-5).
The human female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in humans.
A technique for visualizing CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS using fluorescently labeled DNA probes which are hybridized to chromosomal DNA. Multiple fluorochromes may be attached to the probes. Upon hybridization, this produces a multicolored, or painted, effect with a unique color at each site of hybridization. This technique may also be used to identify cross-species homology by labeling probes from one species for hybridization with chromosomes from another species.
The large, metacentric human chromosomes, called group A in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 1, 2, and 3.
A specific pair of GROUP D CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Mapping of the KARYOTYPE of a cell.
A specific pair of GROUP D CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP F CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A type of IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION in which target sequences are stained with fluorescent dye so their location and size can be determined using fluorescence microscopy. This staining is sufficiently distinct that the hybridization signal can be seen both in metaphase spreads and in interphase nuclei.
The short, submetacentric human chromosomes, called group E in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 16, 17, and 18.
Chromosomes in which fragments of exogenous DNA ranging in length up to several hundred kilobase pairs have been cloned into yeast through ligation to vector sequences. These artificial chromosomes are used extensively in molecular biology for the construction of comprehensive genomic libraries of higher organisms.
The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.
The medium-sized, acrocentric human chromosomes, called group D in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 13, 14, and 15.
A type of chromosomal aberration involving DNA BREAKS. Chromosome breakage can result in CHROMOSOMAL TRANSLOCATION; CHROMOSOME INVERSION; or SEQUENCE DELETION.
The short, acrocentric human chromosomes, called group G in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 21 and 22 and the Y chromosome.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Aberrant chromosomes with no ends, i.e., circular.
A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.
An aberration in which a chromosomal segment is deleted and reinserted in the same place but turned 180 degrees from its original orientation, so that the gene sequence for the segment is reversed with respect to that of the rest of the chromosome.
The mechanisms of eukaryotic CELLS that place or keep the CHROMOSOMES in a particular SUBNUCLEAR SPACE.
The large, submetacentric human chromosomes, called group B in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 4 and 5.
A dosage compensation process occurring at an early embryonic stage in mammalian development whereby, at random, one X CHROMOSOME of the pair is repressed in the somatic cells of females.
The clear constricted portion of the chromosome at which the chromatids are joined and by which the chromosome is attached to the spindle during cell division.
A type of CELL NUCLEUS division, occurring during maturation of the GERM CELLS. Two successive cell nucleus divisions following a single chromosome duplication (S PHASE) result in daughter cells with half the number of CHROMOSOMES as the parent cells.
Structures within the CELL NUCLEUS of insect cells containing DNA.
A type of chromosome aberration characterized by CHROMOSOME BREAKAGE and transfer of the broken-off portion to another location, often to a different chromosome.
Any cell, other than a ZYGOTE, that contains elements (such as NUCLEI and CYTOPLASM) from two or more different cells, usually produced by artificial CELL FUSION.
Structures which are contained in or part of CHROMOSOMES.
The short, metacentric human chromosomes, called group F in the human chromosome classification. This group consists of chromosome pairs 19 and 20.
The chromosomal constitution of cells which deviate from the normal by the addition or subtraction of CHROMOSOMES, chromosome pairs, or chromosome fragments. In a normally diploid cell (DIPLOIDY) the loss of a chromosome pair is termed nullisomy (symbol: 2N-2), the loss of a single chromosome is MONOSOMY (symbol: 2N-1), the addition of a chromosome pair is tetrasomy (symbol: 2N+2), the addition of a single chromosome is TRISOMY (symbol: 2N+1).
The phase of cell nucleus division following PROMETAPHASE, in which the CHROMOSOMES line up across the equatorial plane of the SPINDLE APPARATUS prior to separation.
A type of CELL NUCLEUS division by means of which the two daughter nuclei normally receive identical complements of the number of CHROMOSOMES of the somatic cells of the species.
Production of new arrangements of DNA by various mechanisms such as assortment and segregation, CROSSING OVER; GENE CONVERSION; GENETIC TRANSFORMATION; GENETIC CONJUGATION; GENETIC TRANSDUCTION; or mixed infection of viruses.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).
The total relative probability, expressed on a logarithmic scale, that a linkage relationship exists among selected loci. Lod is an acronym for "logarithmic odds."
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Deliberate breeding of two different individuals that results in offspring that carry part of the genetic material of each parent. The parent organisms must be genetically compatible and may be from different varieties or closely related species.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Widely used technique which exploits the ability of complementary sequences in single-stranded DNAs or RNAs to pair with each other to form a double helix. Hybridization can take place between two complimentary DNA sequences, between a single-stranded DNA and a complementary RNA, or between two RNA sequences. The technique is used to detect and isolate specific sequences, measure homology, or define other characteristics of one or both strands. (Kendrew, Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994, p503)
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The possession of a third chromosome of any one type in an otherwise diploid cell.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
The failure of homologous CHROMOSOMES or CHROMATIDS to segregate during MITOSIS or MEIOSIS with the result that one daughter cell has both of a pair of parental chromosomes or chromatids and the other has none.
Large multiprotein complexes that bind the centromeres of the chromosomes to the microtubules of the mitotic spindle during metaphase in the cell cycle.
DNA constructs that are composed of, at least, all elements, such as a REPLICATION ORIGIN; TELOMERE; and CENTROMERE, required for successful replication, propagation to and maintainance in progeny human cells. In addition, they are constructed to carry other sequences for analysis or gene transfer.
A terminal section of a chromosome which has a specialized structure and which is involved in chromosomal replication and stability. Its length is believed to be a few hundred base pairs.
A method (first developed by E.M. Southern) for detection of DNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.
A technique with which an unknown region of a chromosome can be explored. It is generally used to isolate a locus of interest for which no probe is available but that is known to be linked to a gene which has been identified and cloned. A fragment containing a known gene is selected and used as a probe to identify other overlapping fragments which contain the same gene. The nucleotide sequences of these fragments can then be characterized. This process continues for the length of the chromosome.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Nucleoproteins, which in contrast to HISTONES, are acid insoluble. They are involved in chromosomal functions; e.g. they bind selectively to DNA, stimulate transcription resulting in tissue-specific RNA synthesis and undergo specific changes in response to various hormones or phytomitogens.
The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.
Sequences of DNA or RNA that occur in multiple copies. There are several types: INTERSPERSED REPETITIVE SEQUENCES are copies of transposable elements (DNA TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS or RETROELEMENTS) dispersed throughout the genome. TERMINAL REPEAT SEQUENCES flank both ends of another sequence, for example, the long terminal repeats (LTRs) on RETROVIRUSES. Variations may be direct repeats, those occurring in the same direction, or inverted repeats, those opposite to each other in direction. TANDEM REPEAT SEQUENCES are copies which lie adjacent to each other, direct or inverted (INVERTED REPEAT SEQUENCES).
A microtubule structure that forms during CELL DIVISION. It consists of two SPINDLE POLES, and sets of MICROTUBULES that may include the astral microtubules, the polar microtubules, and the kinetochore microtubules.
Genetic loci associated with a QUANTITATIVE TRAIT.
An increased tendency to acquire CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS when various processes involved in chromosome replication, repair, or segregation are dysfunctional.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
Susceptibility of chromosomes to breakage leading to translocation; CHROMOSOME INVERSION; SEQUENCE DELETION; or other CHROMOSOME BREAKAGE related aberrations.
Species- or subspecies-specific DNA (including COMPLEMENTARY DNA; conserved genes, whole chromosomes, or whole genomes) used in hybridization studies in order to identify microorganisms, to measure DNA-DNA homologies, to group subspecies, etc. The DNA probe hybridizes with a specific mRNA, if present. Conventional techniques used for testing for the hybridization product include dot blot assays, Southern blot assays, and DNA:RNA hybrid-specific antibody tests. Conventional labels for the DNA probe include the radioisotope labels 32P and 125I and the chemical label biotin. The use of DNA probes provides a specific, sensitive, rapid, and inexpensive replacement for cell culture techniques for diagnosing infections.
An aberration in which an extra chromosome or a chromosomal segment is made.
Highly repetitive DNA sequences found in HETEROCHROMATIN, mainly near centromeres. They are composed of simple sequences (very short) (see MINISATELLITE REPEATS) repeated in tandem many times to form large blocks of sequence. Additionally, following the accumulation of mutations, these blocks of repeats have been repeated in tandem themselves. The degree of repetition is on the order of 1000 to 10 million at each locus. Loci are few, usually one or two per chromosome. They were called satellites since in density gradients, they often sediment as distinct, satellite bands separate from the bulk of genomic DNA owing to a distinct BASE COMPOSITION.
A species of fruit fly much used in genetics because of the large size of its chromosomes.
The chromosomal constitution of cells, in which each type of CHROMOSOME is represented twice. Symbol: 2N or 2X.
Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.
An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.
Either of the two longitudinally adjacent threads formed when a eukaryotic chromosome replicates prior to mitosis. The chromatids are held together at the centromere. Sister chromatids are derived from the same chromosome. (Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
A set of genes descended by duplication and variation from some ancestral gene. Such genes may be clustered together on the same chromosome or dispersed on different chromosomes. Examples of multigene families include those that encode the hemoglobins, immunoglobulins, histocompatibility antigens, actins, tubulins, keratins, collagens, heat shock proteins, salivary glue proteins, chorion proteins, cuticle proteins, yolk proteins, and phaseolins, as well as histones, ribosomal RNA, and transfer RNA genes. The latter three are examples of reiterated genes, where hundreds of identical genes are present in a tandem array. (King & Stanfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
The occurrence in an individual of two or more cell populations of different chromosomal constitutions, derived from a single ZYGOTE, as opposed to CHIMERISM in which the different cell populations are derived from more than one zygote.
The process by which a DNA molecule is duplicated.
The chromosomal constitution of a cell containing multiples of the normal number of CHROMOSOMES; includes triploidy (symbol: 3N), tetraploidy (symbol: 4N), etc.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
A genetic rearrangement through loss of segments of DNA or RNA, bringing sequences which are normally separated into close proximity. This deletion may be detected using cytogenetic techniques and can also be inferred from the phenotype, indicating a deletion at one specific locus.
The regular and simultaneous occurrence in a single interbreeding population of two or more discontinuous genotypes. The concept includes differences in genotypes ranging in size from a single nucleotide site (POLYMORPHISM, SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE) to large nucleotide sequences visible at a chromosomal level.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
The sequential correspondence of nucleotides in one nucleic acid molecule with those of another nucleic acid molecule. Sequence homology is an indication of the genetic relatedness of different organisms and gene function.
Extra large CHROMOSOMES, each consisting of many identical copies of a chromosome lying next to each other in parallel.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.
Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.
The number of copies of a given gene present in the cell of an organism. An increase in gene dosage (by GENE DUPLICATION for example) can result in higher levels of gene product formation. GENE DOSAGE COMPENSATION mechanisms result in adjustments to the level GENE EXPRESSION when there are changes or differences in gene dosage.
The first phase of cell nucleus division, in which the CHROMOSOMES become visible, the CELL NUCLEUS starts to lose its identity, the SPINDLE APPARATUS appears, and the CENTRIOLES migrate toward opposite poles.
The interval between two successive CELL DIVISIONS during which the CHROMOSOMES are not individually distinguishable. It is composed of the G phases (G1 PHASE; G0 PHASE; G2 PHASE) and S PHASE (when DNA replication occurs).
Proteins that control the CELL DIVISION CYCLE. This family of proteins includes a wide variety of classes, including CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASES, mitogen-activated kinases, CYCLINS, and PHOSPHOPROTEIN PHOSPHATASES as well as their putative substrates such as chromatin-associated proteins, CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS, and TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS.
A species of the genus SACCHAROMYCES, family Saccharomycetaceae, order Saccharomycetales, known as "baker's" or "brewer's" yeast. The dried form is used as a dietary supplement.
The loss of one allele at a specific locus, caused by a deletion mutation; or loss of a chromosome from a chromosome pair, resulting in abnormal HEMIZYGOSITY. It is detected when heterozygous markers for a locus appear monomorphic because one of the ALLELES was deleted.
The full set of CHROMOSOMES presented as a systematized array of METAPHASE chromosomes from a photomicrograph of a single CELL NUCLEUS arranged in pairs in descending order of size and according to the position of the CENTROMERE. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Plasmids containing at least one cos (cohesive-end site) of PHAGE LAMBDA. They are used as cloning vehicles.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
Examination of CHROMOSOMES to diagnose, classify, screen for, or manage genetic diseases and abnormalities. Following preparation of the sample, KARYOTYPING is performed and/or the specific chromosomes are analyzed.
The material of CHROMOSOMES. It is a complex of DNA; HISTONES; and nonhistone proteins (CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS, NON-HISTONE) found within the nucleus of a cell.
A subdiscipline of genetics which deals with the cytological and molecular analysis of the CHROMOSOMES, and location of the GENES on chromosomes, and the movements of chromosomes during the CELL CYCLE.
The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.
The complete genetic complement contained in the DNA of a set of CHROMOSOMES in a HUMAN. The length of the human genome is about 3 billion base pairs.
The ordered rearrangement of gene regions by DNA recombination such as that which occurs normally during development.
Variation occurring within a species in the presence or length of DNA fragment generated by a specific endonuclease at a specific site in the genome. Such variations are generated by mutations that create or abolish recognition sites for these enzymes or change the length of the fragment.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Discrete segments of DNA which can excise and reintegrate to another site in the genome. Most are inactive, i.e., have not been found to exist outside the integrated state. DNA transposable elements include bacterial IS (insertion sequence) elements, Tn elements, the maize controlling elements Ac and Ds, Drosophila P, gypsy, and pogo elements, the human Tigger elements and the Tc and mariner elements which are found throughout the animal kingdom.
Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.
A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.
Specific loci that show up during KARYOTYPING as a gap (an uncondensed stretch in closer views) on a CHROMATID arm after culturing cells under specific conditions. These sites are associated with an increase in CHROMOSOME FRAGILITY. They are classified as common or rare, and by the specific culture conditions under which they develop. Fragile site loci are named by the letters "FRA" followed by a designation for the specific chromosome, and a letter which refers to which fragile site of that chromosome (e.g. FRAXA refers to fragile site A on the X chromosome. It is a rare, folic acid-sensitive fragile site associated with FRAGILE X SYNDROME.)
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Short tracts of DNA sequence that are used as landmarks in GENOME mapping. In most instances, 200 to 500 base pairs of sequence define a Sequence Tagged Site (STS) that is operationally unique in the human genome (i.e., can be specifically detected by the polymerase chain reaction in the presence of all other genomic sequences). The overwhelming advantage of STSs over mapping landmarks defined in other ways is that the means of testing for the presence of a particular STS can be completely described as information in a database.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
Male germ cells derived from SPERMATOGONIA. The euploid primary spermatocytes undergo MEIOSIS and give rise to the haploid secondary spermatocytes which in turn give rise to SPERMATIDS.
The condition in which one chromosome of a pair is missing. In a normally diploid cell it is represented symbolically as 2N-1.
Genes that are located on the X CHROMOSOME.
Clinical conditions caused by an abnormal sex chromosome constitution (SEX CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS), in which there is extra or missing sex chromosome material (either a whole chromosome or a chromosome segment).
Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE both in the homozygous and the heterozygous state.
The genetic complement of an organism, including all of its GENES, as represented in its DNA, or in some cases, its RNA.
The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.
Within a eukaryotic cell, a membrane-limited body which contains chromosomes and one or more nucleoli (CELL NUCLEOLUS). The nuclear membrane consists of a double unit-type membrane which is perforated by a number of pores; the outermost membrane is continuous with the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM. A cell may contain more than one nucleus. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.
The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.
PHENOTHIAZINES with an amino group at the 3-position that are green crystals or powder. They are used as biological stains.
Overlapping of cloned or sequenced DNA to construct a continuous region of a gene, chromosome or genome.
Enzymes that are part of the restriction-modification systems. They catalyze the endonucleolytic cleavage of DNA sequences which lack the species-specific methylation pattern in the host cell's DNA. Cleavage yields random or specific double-stranded fragments with terminal 5'-phosphates. The function of restriction enzymes is to destroy any foreign DNA that invades the host cell. Most have been studied in bacterial systems, but a few have been found in eukaryotic organisms. They are also used as tools for the systematic dissection and mapping of chromosomes, in the determination of base sequences of DNAs, and have made it possible to splice and recombine genes from one organism into the genome of another. EC 3.21.1.
An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.
An aberrant form of human CHROMOSOME 22 characterized by translocation of the distal end of chromosome 9 from 9q34, to the long arm of chromosome 22 at 22q11. It is present in the bone marrow cells of 80 to 90 per cent of patients with chronic myelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, MYELOGENOUS, CHRONIC, BCR-ABL POSITIVE).
The locations in specific DNA sequences where CHROMOSOME BREAKS have occurred.
Processes occurring in various organisms by which new genes are copied. Gene duplication may result in a MULTIGENE FAMILY; supergenes or PSEUDOGENES.
The parts of a transcript of a split GENE remaining after the INTRONS are removed. They are spliced together to become a MESSENGER RNA or other functional RNA.
Structures within the nucleus of archaeal cells consisting of or containing DNA, which carry genetic information essential to the cell.
The chromosomal constitution of cells, in which each type of CHROMOSOME is represented once. Symbol: N.
The degree of replication of the chromosome set in the karyotype.
Specific regions that are mapped within a GENOME. Genetic loci are usually identified with a shorthand notation that indicates the chromosome number and the position of a specific band along the P or Q arm of the chromosome where they are found. For example the locus 6p21 is found within band 21 of the P-arm of CHROMOSOME 6. Many well known genetic loci are also known by common names that are associated with a genetic function or HEREDITARY DISEASE.
The genetic process of crossbreeding between genetically dissimilar parents to produce a hybrid.
A genus of small, two-winged flies containing approximately 900 described species. These organisms are the most extensively studied of all genera from the standpoint of genetics and cytology.
The genetic complement of a plant (PLANTS) as represented in its DNA.
Pairing of purine and pyrimidine bases by HYDROGEN BONDING in double-stranded DNA or RNA.
A selective increase in the number of copies of a gene coding for a specific protein without a proportional increase in other genes. It occurs naturally via the excision of a copy of the repeating sequence from the chromosome and its extrachromosomal replication in a plasmid, or via the production of an RNA transcript of the entire repeating sequence of ribosomal RNA followed by the reverse transcription of the molecule to produce an additional copy of the original DNA sequence. Laboratory techniques have been introduced for inducing disproportional replication by unequal crossing over, uptake of DNA from lysed cells, or generation of extrachromosomal sequences from rolling circle replication.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of fungi.
The variable phenotypic expression of a GENE depending on whether it is of paternal or maternal origin, which is a function of the DNA METHYLATION pattern. Imprinted regions are observed to be more methylated and less transcriptionally active. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
In the interphase nucleus, a condensed mass of chromatin representing an inactivated X chromosome. Each X CHROMOSOME, in excess of one, forms sex chromatin (Barr body) in the mammalian nucleus. (from King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Genes whose loss of function or gain of function MUTATION leads to the death of the carrier prior to maturity. They may be essential genes (GENES, ESSENTIAL) required for viability, or genes which cause a block of function of an essential gene at a time when the essential gene function is required for viability.
DNA present in neoplastic tissue.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
Small chromosomal proteins (approx 12-20 kD) possessing an open, unfolded structure and attached to the DNA in cell nuclei by ionic linkages. Classification into the various types (designated histone I, histone II, etc.) is based on the relative amounts of arginine and lysine in each.
Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein TUBULIN and are influenced by TUBULIN MODULATORS.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
A characteristic symptom complex.
The stage in the first meiotic prophase, following ZYGOTENE STAGE, when CROSSING OVER between homologous CHROMOSOMES begins.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of plants.
An exchange of segments between the sister chromatids of a chromosome, either between the sister chromatids of a meiotic tetrad or between the sister chromatids of a duplicated somatic chromosome. Its frequency is increased by ultraviolet and ionizing radiation and other mutagenic agents and is particularly high in BLOOM SYNDROME.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
DNA constructs that are composed of, at least, elements such as a REPLICATION ORIGIN; TELOMERE; and CENTROMERE, that are required for successful replication, propagation to and maintenance in progeny cells. In addition, they are constructed to carry other sequences for analysis or gene transfer.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
A large collection of DNA fragments cloned (CLONING, MOLECULAR) from a given organism, tissue, organ, or cell type. It may contain complete genomic sequences (GENOMIC LIBRARY) or complementary DNA sequences, the latter being formed from messenger RNA and lacking intron sequences.
The spatial arrangement of the atoms of a nucleic acid or polynucleotide that results in its characteristic 3-dimensional shape.
Sequences of DNA in the genes that are located between the EXONS. They are transcribed along with the exons but are removed from the primary gene transcript by RNA SPLICING to leave mature RNA. Some introns code for separate genes.
A characteristic showing quantitative inheritance such as SKIN PIGMENTATION in humans. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
A plant genus of the family POACEAE that is the source of EDIBLE GRAIN. A hybrid with rye (SECALE CEREALE) is called TRITICALE. The seed is ground into FLOUR and used to make BREAD, and is the source of WHEAT GERM AGGLUTININS.
Genes that are located on the Y CHROMOSOME.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
Chromosome regions that are loosely packaged and more accessible to RNA polymerases than HETEROCHROMATIN. These regions also stain differentially in CHROMOSOME BANDING preparations.
A form of GENE LIBRARY containing the complete DNA sequences present in the genome of a given organism. It contrasts with a cDNA library which contains only sequences utilized in protein coding (lacking introns).
The mechanisms by which the SEX of an individual's GONADS are fixed.
Deletion of sequences of nucleic acids from the genetic material of an individual.

Reduced folate carrier expression in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a mechanism for ploidy but not lineage differences in methotrexate accumulation. (1/925)

Methotrexate (MTX) is one of the most active and widely used agents for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). To elucidate the mechanism for higher accumulation of MTX polyglutamates (MTX-PG) in hyperdiploid ALL and lower accumulation in T-lineage ALL, expression of the reduced folate carrier (RFC) was assessed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction in ALL blasts isolated from newly diagnosed patients. RFC expression exhibited a 60-fold range among 29 children, with significantly higher expression in hyperdiploid B-lineage ALL (median, 11.3) compared with nonhyperdiploid ALL (median, 2.1; P <.0006), but no significant difference between nonhyperdiploid B-lineage and T-lineage ALL. Furthermore, mRNA levels of RFC (mapped by FISH to chromosome 21) were significantly related to chromosome 21 copy number (P =.0013), with the highest expression in hyperdiploid ALL blasts with 4 copies of chromosome 21. To assess the functional significance of gene copy number, MTX-PG accumulation was compared in ALL blasts isolated from 121 patients treated with either low-dose MTX (LDMTX; n = 60) or high-dose MTX (HDMTX; n = 61). After LDMTX, MTX-PG accumulation was highest in hyperdiploid B-lineage ALL with 4 copies of chromosome 21 (P =.011), but MTX-PG accumulation was not significantly related to chromosome 21 copy number after HDMTX (P =.24). These data show higher RFC expression as a mechanism for greater MTX accumulation in hyperdiploid B-lineage ALL and indicate that lineage differences in MTX-PG accumulation are not due to lower RFC expression in T-lineage ALL.  (+info)

Comparative genomic analysis of the interferon/interleukin-10 receptor gene cluster. (2/925)

Interferons and interleukin-10 are involved in key aspects of the host defence mechanisms. Human chromosome 21 harbors the interferon/interleukin-10 receptor gene cluster linked to the GART gene. This cluster includes both components of the interferon alpha/beta-receptor (IFNAR1 and IFNAR2) and the second components of the interferon gamma-receptor (IFNGR2) and of the IL-10 receptor (IL10R2). We report here the complete gene content of this GART-cytokine receptor gene cluster and the use of comparative genomic analysis to identify chicken IFNAR1, IFNAR2, and IL10R2. We show that the large-scale structure of this locus is conserved in human and chicken but not in the pufferfish Fugu rubripes. This establishes that the receptor components of these host defense mechanisms were fixed in an ancestor of the amniotes. The extraordinary diversification of the interferon ligand family during the evolution of birds and mammals has therefore occurred in the context of a fixed receptor structure.  (+info)

Distribution of haplotypes from a chromosome 21 region distinguishes multiple prehistoric human migrations. (3/925)

Despite mounting genetic evidence implicating a recent origin of modern humans, the elucidation of early migratory gene-flow episodes remains incomplete. Geographic distribution of haplotypes may show traces of ancestral migrations. However, such evolutionary signatures can be erased easily by recombination and mutational perturbations. A 565-bp chromosome 21 region near the MX1 gene, which contains nine sites frequently polymorphic in human populations, has been found. It is unaffected by recombination and recurrent mutation and thus reflects only migratory history, genetic drift, and possibly selection. Geographic distribution of contemporary haplotypes implies distinctive prehistoric human migrations: one to Oceania, one to Asia and subsequently to America, and a third one predominantly to Europe. The findings with chromosome 21 are confirmed by independent evidence from a Y chromosome phylogeny. Loci of this type will help to decipher the evolutionary history of modern humans.  (+info)

Induction of apoptosis in myeloid leukaemic cells by ribozymes targeted against AML1/MTG8. (4/925)

The translocation (8;21)(q22;q22) is a karyotypic abnormality detected in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) M2 and results in the formation of the chimeric fusion gene AML1/MTG8. We previously reported that two hammerhead ribozymes against AML1/MTG8 cleave this fusion transcript and also inhibit the proliferation of myeloid leukaemia cell line Kasumi-1 which possesses t(8;21)(q22;q22). In this study, we investigated the mechanisms of inhibition of proliferation in myeloid leukaemic cells with t(8;21)(q22;q22) by ribozymes. These ribozymes specifically inhibited the growth of Kasumi-1 cells, but did not affect the leukaemic cells without t(8;21)(q22;q22). We observed the morphological changes including chromatin condensation, fragmentation and the formation of apoptotic bodies in Kasumi-1 cells incubated with ribozymes for 7 days. In addition, DNA ladder formation was also detected after incubation with ribozymes which suggested the induction of apoptosis in Kasumi-1 cells by the AML1/MTG8 ribozymes. However, the ribozymes did not induce the expression of CD11b and CD14 antigens in Kasumi-1 cells. The above data suggest that these ribozymes therefore inhibit the growth of myeloid leukaemic cells with t(8;21)(q22;q22) by the induction of apoptosis, but not differentiation. We conclude therefore that the ribozymes targeted against AML1/MTG8 may have therapeutic potential for patients with AML carrying t(8;21)(q22;q22) while, in addition, the product of the chimeric gene is responsible for the pathogenesis of myeloid leukaemia.  (+info)

Transchromosomal mouse embryonic stem cell lines and chimeric mice that contain freely segregating segments of human chromosome 21. (5/925)

At least 8% of all human conceptions have major chromosome abnormalities and the frequency of chromosomal syndromes in newborns is >0.5%. Despite these disorders making a large contribution to human morbidity and mortality, we have little understanding of their aetiology and little molecular data on the importance of gene dosage to mammalian cells. Trisomy 21, which results in Down syndrome (DS), is the most frequent aneuploidy in humans (1 in 600 live births, up to 1 in 150 pregnancies world-wide) and is the most common known genetic cause of mental retardation. To investigate the molecular genetics of DS, we report here the creation of mice that carry different human chromosome 21 (Hsa21) fragments as a freely segregating extra chromosome. To produce these 'transchromosomal' animals, we placed a selectable marker into Hsa21 and transferred the chromosome from a human somatic cell line into mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells using irradiation microcell-mediated chromosome transfer (XMMCT). 'Transchromosomal' ES cells containing different Hsa21 regions ranging in size from approximately 50 to approximately 0.2 Mb have been used to create chimeric mice. These mice maintain Hsa21 sequences and express Hsa21 genes in multiple tissues. This novel use of the XMMCT protocol is applicable to investigations requiring the transfer of large chromosomal regions into ES or other cells and, in particular, the modelling of DS and other human aneuploidy syndromes.  (+info)

A contiguous 3-Mb sequence-ready map in the S3-MX region on 21q22.2 based on high- throughput nonisotopic library screenings. (6/925)

Progress in complete genomic sequencing of human chromosome 21 relies on the construction of high-quality bacterial clone maps spanning large chromosomal regions. To achieve this goal, we have applied a strategy based on nonradioactive hybridizations to contig building. A contiguous sequence-ready map was constructed in the Down syndrome congenital heart disease (DS-CHD) region in 21q22.2, as a framework for large-scale genomic sequencing and positional candidate gene approach. Contig assembly was performed essentially by high throughput nonisotopic screenings of genomic libraries, prior to clone validation by (1) restriction digest fingerprinting, (2) STS analysis, (3) Southern hybridizations, and (4) FISH analysis. The contig contains a total of 50 STSs, of which 13 were newly isolated. A minimum tiling path (MTP) was subsequently defined that consists of 20 PACs, 2 BACs, and 5 cosmids covering 3 Mb between D21S3 and MX1. Gene distribution in the region includes 9 known genes (c21-LRP, WRB, SH3BGR, HMG14, PCP4, DSCAM, MX2, MX1, and TMPRSS2) and 14 new additional gene signatures consisting of cDNA selection products and ESTs. Forthcoming genomic sequence information will unravel the structural organization of potential candidate genes involved in specific features of Down syndrome pathogenesis.  (+info)

The t(8;21) fusion protein, AML1/ETO, transforms NIH3T3 cells and activates AP-1. (7/925)

The 8;21 translocation is the most common cytogenetic abnormality in human acute myelogenous leukemia, joining the AML1 gene on chromosome 21, to the ETO gene on chromosome 8, forming the AML1/ETO fusion gene. The AMLI/ETO fusion protein has been shown to function mainly as a transcriptional repressor of AML1 target genes and to block AML1 function in vitro and in vivo. However, AML1/ETO can also activate the BCL-2 promoter and cause enhanced hematopoietic progenitor self-renewal in vitro, suggesting gain-of-functions unique to the fusion protein. We used NIH3T3 cells to determine the transforming capacity of AML1/ETO, and to further characterize its mechanism of action. Expression of AML1/ETO in NIH3T3 cells caused cell-type specific cell death, and cellular transformation, characterized by phenotypic changes, anchorage-independent growth, and tumor formation in nude mice. In contrast, neither expression of AML1A, AML1B or ETO altered the normal growth pattern of the cells. To investigate the mechanism of transformation by AML1/ETO, we analysed the levels of activated, phosphorylated c-Jun (ser63) and other constituents of the AP-1 complex, in the presence of various AML1/ETO related proteins. Expression of AML1/ETO increased the level of c-Jun-P (ser63), and activated AP-1 dependent transcription, which was inhibited by expression of a dominant-negative c-Jun protein. Mutational analysis revealed that the runt homology domain (RHD) and a C-terminal transcriptional repression domain in AML1/ETO are required for transformation, activation of c-Jun and increased AP-1 activity. These results establish the transforming potential of the t(8;21) fusion protein and link this gain-of-function property to modulation of AP-1 activity.  (+info)

Prevention of age-related aneuploidies by polar body testing of oocytes. (8/925)

PURPOSE: We previously demonstrated that aneuploidy-free oocytes may be preselected by testing the first and second polar bodies removed from oocytes following their maturation and fertilization. The present paper describes the results of the application of the method in 659 in vitro fertilization cycles from patients of advanced maternal age. METHODS: Using micromanipulation techniques, 3943 oocytes were tested by polar body sampling and fluorescent on situ hybridization analysis using specific probes for chromosomes 13, 18, and 21. RESULTS: Fluorescent in situ hybridization results were available for 3217 (81.6%) of 3943 oocytes studied, of which 1388 (43.1%) had aneuploidies; 35.7% of the aneuploidies were of first meiotic division origin, and 26.1% of second meiotic division origin. Most errors in the first meiotic division were represented by chromatid malsegregation. The transfer of embryos deriving from 1558 of 1829 aneuploidy-free oocytes in 614 treatment cycles resulted in 131 clinical pregnancies and 88 healthy children born after confirmation of the polar body diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS: Polar body testing of oocytes provides an accurate and reliable approach for prevention of age-related aneuploidies in in vitro fertilization patients of advanced maternal age.  (+info)

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Down syndrome (MIM 190685) is the most common genetic form of mental retardation. It is caused by trisomy of all or a portion of chromosome 21. The 2.5-Mb region [3, 4] between DNA markers D21S17 and ERG (MIM 165080) is associated with the main features of Down syndrome and is termed the Down syndrome critical region. As part of the human genome project, our laboratory is studying the physical structure of human chromosome 21. To identify the genes and functional units mapped on chromosome 21, we are focusing on the physical mapping and sequencing of several regions. One region we have sequenced is the distal 1.6-Mb end of the Down syndrome critical region. The 4-Mb region from the SOD1 gene (MIM 147450) to the AML1 (MIM 151385) gene will soon be completely sequenced. This study describes the detailed sequence analysis of these two regions of chromosome 21.
The genetic architecture of Down syndrome phenotypes revealed by high-resolution analysis of human segmental trisomies Academic Article ...
Down syndrome (DS) is characterized by structural and functional anomalies that are present prenatally and that lead to intellectual disabilities. Later in life, the cognitive abilities of DS individuals progressively deteriorate due to the development of Alzheimers disease (AD)-associated neuropathology (i.e., ?-amyloid (A?) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), neurodegeneration, synaptic pathology, neuroinflammation and increased oxidative stress). Increasing evidence has shown that among these pathological processes, neuroinflammation plays a predominant role in AD etiopathology. In AD mouse models, increased neuroinflammation appears earlier than A? plaques and NFTs, and in DS and AD models, neuroinflammation exacerbates the levels of soluble and insoluble A? species, favoring neurodegeneration. The Ts65Dn (TS) mouse, the most commonly used murine model of DS, recapitulates many alterations present in both DS and AD individuals, including enhanced neuroinflammation. In this study, we ...
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This gene encodes a member of the WD repeat protein family. WD repeats are minimally conserved regions of approximately 40 amino acids typically bracketed by gly-his and trp-asp (GH-WD), which may facilitate formation of heterotrimeric or multiprotein complexes. Members of this family are involved in a variety of cellular processes, including cell cycle progression, signal transduction, apoptosis, and gene regulation. This gene is excluded as a candidate for a form of nonsyndromic deafness (DFNB10), but is still a candidate for other disorders mapped to 21q22.3 as well as for the development of Down syndrome phenotypes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012] ...
Complete information for DSCR9 gene (RNA Gene), Down Syndrome Critical Region 9, including: function, proteins, disorders, pathways, orthologs, and expression. GeneCards - The Human Gene Compendium
Learn more about the Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome Patients, Treatment with Inspire® Implant - Pilot Study at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
DOPEY2 is a human gene located just above the Down Syndrome chromosomal region (DSCR) located at 21p22.2 sub-band. Although the exact function of the this gene is not yet fully understood, it has been proven to play a role in multiple biological processes, and its over-expression (triplication) has been linked to multiple facets of the Down Syndrome phenotype, most notably mental retardation. The DOPEY2 gene is located on human chromosome 21, at chromosome band 21q22.12. This band is located in open reading frame 5, hence the alias C21orf5. DOPEY2 gene is composed of 137,493 bases making up 37 exons and 39 distinct gt-ag introns, all located between CBR3 and KIAA0136 genes. Transcription produces 10 unique mRNAs, 8 alternatively spliced variants, and 2 unspliced forms. These unique mRNAs differ by varying truncation of the 3 and 5 ends, as well as the presence of 3 cassette exons. These mRNA variants range from 7691bp (mRNA variant DOPEY2.aAug10) to 315bp (mRNA variant DOPEY2.jAug10-unspliced) ...
Abnormal β-amyloid (Aβ) levels were found in patients with Down syndrome (DS). However, Aβ levels in patients with DS and DS with dementia (DSD) vary considerably across studies. Therefore, we performed a systematic literature review and quantitatively summarized the clinical Aβ data on the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood of patients with DS and those with DSD using a meta-analytical technique. We performed a systematic search of the PubMed and Web of Science and identified 27 studies for inclusion in the meta-analysis. Random-effects meta-analysis indicated that the levels of blood Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42 were significantly elevated in patients with DS compared with those in healthy control (HC) subjects. In contrast, there were no significant differences between patients with DS and those with DSD in the blood Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42 levels. The CSF Aβ1-42 levels were significantly decreased in
Periodontal disease (PD) is characterized as an inflammatory process that compromises the support and protection of the periodontium. Patients with Downs syndrome (DS) are prone to develop PD. Neutrophils (NE) are the first line of defense against infection and their absence sets the stage for disease. Aim: To compare the activity and function of NE in the peripheral blood from DS patients with and without PD, assisted at the Center for Dental Assistance to Patients with Special Needs affiliated with the School of Dentistry of Araçatuba, Brazil. Methods: Purified NE were collected from peripheral blood of 22 DS patients. NE were used to detect the 5-lypoxigenase (5-LO) expression by RT-PCR. Plasma from peripheral blood was collected to measure tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-α) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) by ELISA and nitrite (NO3) using a Griess assay. Results: Data analysis demonstrated that DS patients with PD present high levels of TNF-a and IL-8 when compared with DS patients without PD. ...
Results Thirty-one centres and 1158 patients were included in the first stage of the study. Overall prevalence of known CHD was 16% (189 defects). Screening was performed in 138 patients without known CHD. In total, 24 new patients (17%) with a CHD were found, of which six patients needed semi-urgent care. Furthermore, 77% of the screened patients had mild to moderate regurgitation in one or more heart valves. Overall prevalence of CHD in adult Downs syndrome patients living in residential centres would be estimated at 33%. ...
CAVANAUGH: Is this KPBS Im Maureen Cavanaugh. We began a series on Down syndrome yesterday, meeting collet Cosky and her eight-month old son, deb ter. A baby with Down syndrome. Collet hopes to inform - today we meet an advocate whos been working with people with Down syndrome for years. Jacky, welcome to the show. J. HUSSON: Thank you. CAVANAUGH: And Jackys son Franky is here, hes 26 years old, hes grownup with Down syndrome. Franky, hello. F. HUSSON: Hi. I am Franky. CAVANAUGH: Yes, you are! And thank you for coming in. Im going to be asking your mom some questions. And I want to ask our listeners too, if they would like to join in the conversation, please give us a call at 1-888-895-5727. Or you request tweet your comment at KPBS mid-day. Jacky, Im going to bring you back about 26 years when you were first told that Franky had Down syndrome. You told us it was like someone whipped the chalkboard crime scene. What does that mean? J. HUSSON: Well, you be, I was listening to collet ...
Down Syndrome Queensland are committed to upholding the rights of children and adults with Down syndrome and ensuring that their needs and those of their families are met. Through its current activities, Down Syndrome Queensland works for a better quality of life for people with Down syndrome by supporting and strengthening families and promoting positive and realistic images of people with Down syndrome.. ...
The rapid technological progress in the area of electronic, programmable systems currently makes it possible to implement complex and dynamic process control systems in highly integrated and reconfigurable systems. The use of FPGA, for example, with embedded Power-PC cores, DSP slices, or ARM Cortex dual-core processors, such as the Xilinx ZYNQ-7000 series, makes it possible to develop high-performance generic hardware platforms which can be reconfigured for virtually any task by adapting the firmware and software. Along with the economic benefits, technical advantages such as the opportunity to achieve a higher level diagnostics coverage, also represent important reasons for the use of such generic hardware platforms in applications relevant to safety. The programmable systems for applications relevant for safety are only approved when they meet stringent and complex requirements. Standards here only partially provide suitable guidance and often lag behind the effective state of the art. ...
Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels, though older women have an increased chance of having a child with Down syndrome. A 35 year old woman has about a one in 350 chance of conceiving a child with Down syndrome, and this chance increases gradually to 1 in 100 by age 40. At age 45 the incidence becomes approximately 1 in 30. The age of the mother does not seem to be linked to the risk of translocation. ...
Missy Skavlem over at Yo Mamma Mamma sent me the link to Diagnosis to Delivery: A Pregnant Mothers Guide to Down Syndrome. My review It is absolutely outstanding. Today I sent the link to every member of our team in the Thomas Center for Down Syndrome to review and share with our families and students.…
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Down syndrome or Downs syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects hundreds of babies worldwide. The condition is caused by the presence of an additional copy of chromosome 21 in a persons cells.
Events are being held around the world to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, which is held every 21 March to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome
The corrected version puts the people first and the disability label second. Some people think this isnt important, but it is. It shows respect. Yes, it is important to show respect to those with Down syndrome! It shows the person is more important than the label. It shows that you see the person, first and foremost, as a person. Also, you shouldnt shorten Down syndrome to Downs ...
The mission of EDSA is to promote the development of a network of associations for Down syndrome in all European nations, respecting (read more...). ...
Down syndrome is a condition that affects the way a babys body and brain develop. Kids with Down syndrome usually have trouble learning.
Down Syndrome Education International works to improve early intervention and education for children with Down syndrome around the world.
I am a first time mom to a 4yr old son with down syndrome. Recently he has been having behavior isses such as hitting me and at times he just seems angry and nothing makes him happy. I have been havi...
Image Courtesy: grocerystorefeet timedotcom March 21 marks the Worlds Down Syndrome day - a day, on which people diagnosed with Down syndrome and those who work with them throughout the world...
Many adults with Down syndrome live nearly on their own, and they have jobs, relationships, and fulfilling lives. Learn about options for work and living arrangements, as well as health issues to keep an eye on as adults with Down syndrome get older.
Volunteer with Manasota BUDS, Bringing Up Down Syndrome. Find Manasota BUDS, Bringing Up Down Syndrome volunteering opportunities at VolunteerMatch!
Can Dogs Have Down Syndrome? When it comes to Down Syndrome in dogs, scientists and doctors are still asking this question themselves.
Do you believe me or do you think I am full of it? Are you reading this post because you have seen the blessings of Down syndrome or is it all so new to you that you cant imagine seeing the good in the extra-chromosome? Well, I tend to be on the cynical side of things and can be prone to be ...
Children with Down syndrome may be at a higher risk for some medical conditions. Learn what these conditions are and how to manage them.
Down syndrome is incurable and efforts to manage the condition are focused on early childhood intervention, education and proper support and care.
Down Syndrome - an easy to understand guide covering causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prevention plus additional in depth medical information.
Some genetic ailments have a lasting impact. Down syndrome is one such disorder that affects a person physically and psychologically.
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we want to celebrate our incredible participants! Every year, we have the opportunity to meet new participants and returning friends. Since March is also Womens History Month, weve decided to celebrate Girl Power by featuring just a few of the absolutely amazing ladies we know:. ...
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A 1500-year-old skeleton shows signs of Downs syndrome, and the way the body was buried hints that the condition may not have been stigmatised at the time
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Siapa saja bisa menjadi seorang model profesional, tanpa terkecuali mereka yang memiliki Down syndrome. Ellie Goldstein adalah buktinya.
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Although there's no cure or specific treatment for Down syndrome, treatment is often needed for other diseases and conditions.
Down syndrome is a condition that occurs when a person has an additional copy of chromosome 21, explains the National Down Syndrome Society. As of 2015, Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition. Individuals... More » ...
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An infant is reported who presented with a de novo 21;21 translocation trisomy 21 and an atypical phenotype for Down syndrome (DS). Findings included microcephaly, small stature, downslanting palpebral fissures, absent Brushfield spots, moderate micrognathia, left ptosis, left torticollis, severe developmental delay, seizures, and hypertonia. Further clinical evaluation using both the diagnostic criteria for DS and the Jackson checklist of 25 signs was inconsistent with the diagnosis for DS. Blood karyotype revealed: 46,XX,+21,dic(21;21) (p11.2;p11.2). Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis confirmed the trisomy 21 translocation. Both parents had normal karyotypes. Chromosome and FISH analyses were performed on skin fibroblasts. These studies revealed mosaicism for a translocation trisomy 21 cell line as wel as a second cell line consisting of one normal chromosome 21 and a ring chromosome 21 derived from translocation 21q21q which appeared to have a deletion of the critical region for DS
Definition of robertsonian translocation in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is robertsonian translocation? Meaning of robertsonian translocation as a legal term. What does robertsonian translocation mean in law?
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Down syndrome may be understood best as a syndrome complex of genetic and epigenetic origin with several characteristic neurodevelopmental manifestations. DS is a chromosomal disorder. Majority of cases result from complete trisomy of chromosome 21 due to nondisjunction during meiosis. A region on chromosome 21 proximal to 21q22.3, known as down syndrome critical region, is considered responsible for pathogenesis of DS. In approximately 95% of cases of trisomy 21, the nondisjunction is of maternal origin; which occurs randomly during meiosis. Rarely, in about 1% of cases, nondisjunction may occur after fertilization is complete, resulting in two different cell lines, and this is referred to as mosaicism. Approximately 4% of the time, DS results from complete or partial translocation of chromosome 21 to another chromosome. This so called Robertsonian translocations occurs when the long arms of two acrocentric chromosomes fuse at the centromere. The two short arms get lost as a result. Although ...
Robertsonian translocations (RBT) are associated with an increased risk of aneuploidy. Single RBT carriers are the most common balanced rearrangement among the carrier couples with the history of spontaneous abortion. However, double Robertsonian translocations (DRBT), in which two balanced RBT occur simultaneously, are an extremely rare condition. A 9-year-old mentally normal ...
One of the important roles that IAMP plays within the health arena is to facilitate the preparation of international statements on important health and health-related matters of global significance.. We are therefore pleased to present a new IAMP Statement: A Call for Action to Strengthen Healthcare for Hearing Loss - launched to coincide with International Ear Care Day.. The Statement has been endorsed by more than 40 IAMP member academies.. Please follow the links below to download this latest IAMP Statement, the associated press release, as well as a Commentary piece published in The Lancet to coincide with the launch of the Statement.. Please below the full list of the IAMP member academies that have endorsed the Statement.. The Statement was proposed by the German National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina, which took the lead in developing the text and coordinating the working group. We would therefore like to thank the efforts of the Leopoldina and the authors who contributed to the first ...
Usually each egg and sperm cell contains 23 chromosomes (half the normal number). The union of these cells creates 23 matched pairs, or 46 total chromosomes at the time of fertilization. In this manner, a person receives exactly half of their genetic material from each biological parent. Sometimes, an error occurs when an egg or sperm cell is forming, causing it to have an extra chromosome #18 or #13 inside. If this cell contributes that extra chromosome 18 to the embryo, then trisomy 18 results. If this cell contributes that extra chromosome 13 to the embryo, then trisomy 13 results. The extra chromosome 18 or 13 can come from either the mothers egg cell or the fathers sperm cell. The features of trisomy 18 and trisomy 13 result from having this extra copy of chromosome 18 or 13 in each of the bodys cells.. Occasionally, the extra chromosome 18 or 13 is attached to another chromosome in the egg or sperm; this is called a translocation. This is the only form of trisomy 18 or 13 that can be ...
Down syndrome is the genetic condition resulting when a baby is born with three, rather than the usual two, copies of chromosome 21. Because there are three copies of chromosome 21, Down syndrome is also called Trisomy 21. Instead of 46 chromosomes, a person with Trisomy 21 has 47. This extra genetic material affects the cognition and development of the child, but is not a blueprint that determines his or her potential, success or inability to lead a fulfilling, meaningful life.. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common genetic condition. Approximately 400,000 Americans have Down syndrome and about 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year.. Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels, though older women have an increased chance of having a child with Down syndrome. A 35 year old woman has about a one in 350 chance of conceiving a child with Down syndrome, and this chance ...
bodily therapy & down syndrome national down syndrome society. The intention of physical remedy is to facilitate the improvement of gross motor capabilities which includes accurate posture, right foot alignment and a good foundation for exercise. Down syndrome kidshealth. What does down syndrome do to a toddler/toddler? what it does is have an effect on the improvement of the babythey may additionally have their milestones together with crawling, strolling, talking at a later date than a ordinary baby of the equal age..It also. Global down syndrome foundation research, care. The global down syndrome basis is dedicated to enhancing the lives of human beings with down syndrome thru research, medical care, training and advocacy. Country wide affiliation for down syndrome serving the down. How down syndrome impacts children. Youngsters with down syndrome tend to percentage sure bodily functions which includes a flat facial profile, an upward slant to the eyes, small ears. Intersection syndrome ...
A Robertsonian translocation is a chromosomal abnormality that generally doesnt cause health problems. However, it can affect pregnancy, especially when it results in a fetus with a genetic condition that is incompatible with life. Well tell you what you can do if you have or suspect you have this translocation.
In addition, the team identified the gene fragment in mice that is largely responsible for LC degeneration - a region of about 32 genes including APP 23, 24. In a knockout mouse model with the third copy of APP deleted, the decrease in LC neurons did not occur, suggesting that App over-expression is necessary for LC degeneration. However, deleting the extra copy did not restore normal contextual learning behavior.. Simply deleting the third App doesnt fix the behavior, so probably other gene products play a role in Downs syndrome, said Mobley. However, giving the pro-drug to the mice rescued cognitive behaviors in a very dramatic way. He noted that a form of this drug is currently in clinical trials to treat fibromyalgia in humans. The possibility is very real that such a therapy, if proven safe, would be effective in treating dementia in later-stage Downs syndrome patients.. Additional contributors include Paul Aisen and Steven L. Wagner, UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences; and ...
Most of us are born with 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. These chromosomes include DNA and other genetic building blocks. Some people, however, are born with a trisomy condition, that is, an extra chromosome. Trisomy can lead to a variety of problems, including physical and intellectual and developmental disabilities. March is…
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The Global Down Syndrome Educational Series was launched in 2006 and brings nationally and internationally renowned Down syndrome experts to Colorado for two full days of lectures. The first day is designed for professionals who impact the lives of individuals who have Down syndrome, and the second is for parents and caregivers. Topics focus on accurate and updated medical, educational, and therapeutic best practices.. There are two driving forces behind the Global Down Syndrome Foundations Educational Series: (1) the desire to provide training to professionals since surveys show that many professionals (doctors, therapists and such) are not trained to provide the best care to a person with Down syndrome, and (2) the desire to provide parents and caregivers who are not able to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention, a taste of what it is like to have a renowned Down syndrome expert provide a full day of useful information and answer a multitude of questions.. ...
In order to ensure the best medical care for their granddaughter, the family searched for the best local doctor who would ideally have dozens - if not more - children with Down syndrome in their practice. There were no such local experts, and the Sies began to wonder how families with limited resources or education were able to find good quality health care for their children with Down syndrome.. Because of additional medical issues, the family also experienced medical specialists who used antiquated language and who had outdated stereotypes about people with Down syndrome that they concluded were dangerous (e.g. people with Down syndrome dont feel pain, people with Down syndrome cannot evolve past a preschool level).. In addition, although they were receiving interventions and therapies from the state from local experts, it was only after spending time with a Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, to investigate the area of medical care for people with Down syndrome.. The results of the ...
Today is World Down Syndrome Day - a special day when we celebrate all the unique individuals born with Down syndrome. Why this day? Because 3/21 is the perfect day to learn more about Trisomy 21 (the medical term for Down syndrome). Individuals with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome on their 21st pair. This…
What is Down syndrome? Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, is the most common chromosomal abnormality. Unlike other congenital conditions that have a deletion or mutation, individuals with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome 21. This extra chromosome causes overexpression of… Read More ...
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Down syndrome is a condition that occurs due to an extra chromosome 21, which some children are born with. Other Down syndrome facts can help you understand the disease better.
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Downs syndrome: parents think again More babies are being born with Downs syndrome than at any time since screening began. Jerome Taylor discovers why Monday, 24 November 2008 Parents appear to be more willing to bring a child with Downs syndrome into the world because British society has become increasingly accepting of the genetic abnormality which affects one in every 1,000 babies.
Down Syndrome To view the Organizations available for Down Syndrome in your area, click the button to the right. Contents: To jump to the topic you would like, click on the links below Introduction Signs and symptoms Physical Neurological Senses Health Problems Genetics Screening Diagnosis Management Prognosis Epidemiology Ethics Useful Links References. Introduction Down syndrome [...]
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Awareness is something I wish I had had more of. I wish that I had known more about Down Syndrome before. Not before my pregnancy, or before Annies birth. Just before. Most people dont know that much about Down Syndrome unless it affects their lives. And even then its…
The Down Syndrome Support Team (DSST) exists to provide support to families and share knowledge and experiences, provide services and classes to individuals with Down syndrome, and raise awareness and acceptance of Down syndrome in our local community. Our vision is a community where every person f... ...
Read this full essay on Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome, a chromosome abnormality is present in all ethnicity, social economic classes, and gender which is defi...
People with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome that impacts how a person looks and their ability to think, learn, and reason. Find out the type, causes, and kinds of effects it can have.
Read more about the Downs Syndrome, why it happens, how its treated, and what the outlook is. Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21
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Downs syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality. Our guide will tell you what tests you might be offered in pregnancy to screen for Downs Syndrome. - BabyCenter India
Down syndrome is usually identified at birth or shortly thereafter. Initially the diagnosis is based on physical characteristics that are commonly seen in babies with Down syndrome.
What NOT to say to a parent of a child with Down Syndrome... (in no particular order) You better watch out for those guys, they tend to be fat and lazy. (From a medical professional...) My prayers are with your family. (guest at a wedding talking to parents of child with Down Syndrome) Thats a great thing…
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The improved life expectancy of people with Downs syndrome as a result of the greater availability of surgery and advances in medical care has been widely documented. However, there has been no evaluation of survival in the Australian Downs syndrome population since the 1980s. This study aimed to …
Frank Stephens, a man with Down syndrome and an advocate for those with the genetic disorder, told a congressional committee on Wednesday that his life is worth living as he criticized those who believe fetuses with Down syndrome should be aborted.
Charts to help healthcare providers monitor growth and assessment among children with Down syndrome compared to peers with Down syndrome.
People with Down syndrome may have physical problems, learning problems and distinct physical features. Learn about testing for Down syndrome during pregnancy.
The condition of down syndrome is genetic disorder and is apparent from birth, read more about down syndrome with the medical directory from
Students have welcomed children with Down syndrome into their midst while many adults reject babies with Down syndrome and 90% are now aborted.
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With Down syndrome being the most common genetic condition, its best to know the what, the why, and the how of Down syndrome. Read more here.
The Down Syndrome Association of Guam will hold special mass for World Down Syndrome Day at the St. Jude Church in Sinajana at 7 p.m. on March 21.
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I am a 42-year-old woman struggling with infertility from a Robertsonian Translocation. My husband is 36 and we have been trying to get pregnant for two years
I am a 42-year-old woman struggling with infertility from a Robertsonian Translocation. My husband is 36 and we have been trying to get pregnant for two years
my double marker test showed me as high risk for Downs Syndrome(Trisomy 21) with ratio 1:81.I am 33 years old and my doc says that for my age this risk seems
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The PRAME family has 26 members on human chromosome 1. In the macaque, it has eight, and has been very simple and stable for ... generally play no role in raising the young but do have peaceful relationships with the offspring of their consort pairs. ... coming to rely on handouts or refuse from humans. They adapt well to human presence, and form larger troops in human-dominated ... So, macaque, chimpanzee, and human chromosomes are mosaics of each other.[citation needed] Some normal gene sequences in ...
Schäfer BW, Mattei MG (July 1993). "The human paired domain gene PAX7 (Hup1) maps to chromosome 1p35-1p36.2". Genomics. 17 (1 ... Paired box protein Pax-7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PAX7 gene. Pax-7 plays a role in neural crest ... Pilz AJ, Povey S, Gruss P, Abbott CM (March 1993). "Mapping of the human homologs of the murine paired-box-containing genes". ... PAX7+protein,+human at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) PAX7 human gene location in the UCSC ...
A regular human carries 23 pairs of chromosomes in his or her cells. Cells containing two pairs of chromosomes are known as ... or a total of 69 chromosomes. Triploidy is distinct from trisomy, in which only one chromosome exists in three pairs. A well- ... Individuals with diploid-triploid syndrome have some cells with three copies of each chromosome for a total of 69 chromosomes ( ... and some cells with the usual 2 copies of each chromosome for a total of 46 chromosomes (called diploid cells). Having two or ...
... is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the C21orf62 gene. C21orf62 is found on human chromosome 21, and it is ... The C21orf62 gene is 4132 base pairs in length and contains five exons. The mRNA sequence of C21orf62 in humans has one known ... C21orf62 in humans has higher cysteine and lower valine concentrations than expected compared to other human proteins. This ... The C21orf62 protein in humans has a sequence that is 219 amino acids in length. The primary sequence of C21orf62 in humans has ...
Most cells in the human body have 23 pairs of chromosomes, or a total of 46 chromosomes. (The sperm and egg, or gametes, each ... The 23rd pair of chromosomes are the sex chromosomes. Normal females have two X chromosomes, while normal males have one X ... But sometimes, the whole pair of chromosomes will end up in one gamete, and the other gamete will not get that chromosome at ... Chromosome abnormalities are detected in 1 of 160 live human births. Autosomal aneuploidy is more dangerous than sex chromosome ...
It is 2,948 base pairs long, and includes the first 17 exons. The second isoform, NM_001291030.1, is 10,362 base pairs long. It ... Chromosome 22 was chosen based on the results of the data collected from three clinical visits at the Framingham Heart Study. ... FAM227A is a protein that in humans is encoded by FAM227A gene. Current studies have determined the location of this gene to be ... FAM227A is found on chromosome 22 at the location 22q13.1. It is flanked by the gene LOC105373031 on the left and CBY1 on the ...
Chromosome abnormalities are detected in 1 of 160 live human births. Apart from sex chromosome disorders, most cases of ... As of 2004, the human nucleotide diversity was estimated to be 0.1% to 0.4% of base pairs. In 2015, the 1000 Genomes Project, ... According to a 2000 study of Y-chromosome sequence variation, human Y-chromosomes trace ancestry to Africa, and the descendants ... Long and Kittles find that rather than 85% of human genetic diversity existing in all human populations, about 100% of human ...
It is encoded by the PRR21 gene, which is found on human chromosome 2, band 2q37.3. The gene exists in several species, both ... PRR21 consists of 389 amino acids or 1170 base pairs, all found within one exon. Like other proline-rich proteins, it contains ... "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. "GeneCards". " ... Proline-rich protein 21 (PRR21) is a protein of the family of proline-rich proteins. ...
The RH procedure was used to map 14 DNA probes from a region of human chromosome 21 spanning 20 megabase pairs. Deloukas, Panos ... If two given DNA markers are far apart on the initial chromosome, then it is likely that they will appear in distinct fragments ... First of all, desired chromosomes are broken into several segments with X-rays, after which they are implanted in rodent cells ... Radiation hybrid mapping (also known as RH mapping) is a technique for mapping mammalian chromosomes. Radiation hybrid mapping ...
The PAM16 gene is located on the p arm of chromosome 16 at position 13.3 and it spans 11,150 base pairs. The PAM16 gene ... Sinha D, Joshi N, Chittoor B, Samji P, D'Silva P (April 2010). "Role of Magmas in protein transport and human mitochondria ... Jubinsky PT, Short MK, Mutema G, Morris RE, Ciraolo GM, Li M (February 2005). "Magmas expression in neoplastic human prostate ... "PAM16 - Mitochondrial import inner membrane translocase subunit TIM16 - Homo sapiens (Human) - PAM16 gene & protein". Retrieved ...
In humans, Robertsonian translocations occur in the five acrocentric chromosome pairs (chromosome pairs where the short arms ... or non-homologous chromosomes (i.e. two different chromosomes, not belonging to a homologous pair). A feature of chromosomes ... This type of translocation is cytologically visible, and can reduce chromosome number (from 23 to 22 pairs, in humans) if the ... The nonrandom participation of human acrocentric chromosomes in Robertsonian translocations. Annals of Human Genetics 1989;53: ...
Since canine chromosome 13 is similar to human chromosome 8q, research could provide insight to treatment for prostate cancer ... Polysomy is usually caused by non-disjunction (the failure of a pair of homologous chromosomes to separate) during meiosis, but ... Human Chromosomes. New York: Springer, 2001. Schmid, M., and Indrajit Nanda. Chromosomes Today, Volume 14. Dordrecht: Kluwer ... 2000). "Reciprocal chromosome painting illuminates the history of genome evolution of the domestic cat, dog and human". ...
... structure and pathology of the fully annotated terminal 2 Mb of the short arm of human chromosome 16". Human Molecular Genetics ... The NDUFB10 gene is located on the p arm of chromosome 16 in position 13.3 and is 2,459 base pairs long. The NDUFB10 protein ... NADH dehydrogenase [ubiquinone] 1 beta subcomplex subunit 10 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the NDUFB10 gene. NADH ... "Sequence comparison of human and mouse genes reveals a homologous block structure in the promoter regions". Genome Research. 14 ...
Humans have one pair fewer chromosomes than the great apes. Human chromosome 2 appears to have resulted from the fusion of two ... The typical human karyotypes contain 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes (allosomes). The most ... The karyotype of humans includes only 46 chromosomes. The other great apes have 48 chromosomes. Human chromosome 2 is now known ... In primates, the great apes have 24x2 chromosomes whereas humans have 23x2. Human chromosome 2 was formed by a merger of ...
... to large chromosomes (human chromosome 1 is a single molecule that contains 247 million base pairs). In most cases, naturally ... May 2006). "The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1". Nature. 441 (7091): 315-21. Bibcode:2006Natur. ... Within cells, DNA is organized into long structures called chromosomes. During cell division these chromosomes are duplicated ... In RNA, base-pair sequencing provides for manufacturing new proteins that determine the frames and parts and most chemical ...
In these mice, the prophase I stage of meiosis is defective due to the disruption of chromosome pairing. This meiotic failure ... MutS protein homolog 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MSH5 gene. This gene encodes a member of the mutS family ... "Mammalian MutS homologue 5 is required for chromosome pairing in meiosis". Nature Genetics. 21 (1): 123-7. doi:10.1038/5075. ... "Mammalian MutS homologue 5 is required for chromosome pairing in meiosis". Nature Genetics. 21 (1): 123-7. doi:10.1038/5075. ...
The former resides in Chromosome 15 and is made up of 951,392 base pairs (bases) while the latter resides in Chromosome 11 and ... Examples of these compounds in the human genome include AGBL1 and AGBL2, known also as ATP/GTP Binding Protein-Like 1 and 2, ... Retrieved 2016-05-21. "AGBL2". Retrieved 2016-05-21. Metalloexopeptidase at the US National Library of ...
Humans have one pair fewer chromosomes than other apes, with ape chromosomes 2 and 4 fused in the human genome into a large ... In a direct parallel to the chimp-human case, the Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) with 33 chromosome pairs, and ... Chromosomes 3, 11, 14, 15, 18, and 20 match between gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans. Chimps and humans match on 1, 2p, 2q, 5 ... The novel and serial concern, not a chimpanzee-human hybrid, but a genetic gorilla-human hybrid, who appears human. Next (2006 ...
Somatic pairing of homologous chromosomes is similar to pre- and early meiotic pairing (see article: Homologous chromosome#In ... anti-pairing' genes (of which 2 and 1 were already known, respectively), many of which have human orthologs. An earlier RNAi ... Metz, Charles W. (1916). "Chromosome studies on the Diptera. II. The paired association of chromosomes in the Diptera, and its ... Fung, Jennifer C.; Marshall, Wallace F.; Dernburg, Abby; Agard, David A.; Sedat, John W. (1998). "Homologous Chromosome Pairing ...
Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by trisomy of human chromosome 21. The current hypothesis regarding congenital heart ... and this study was among the first to utilize these concepts in a paired fashion to determine information about the underlying ... A study of the human immune system in 2015 uses the same general concepts to identify several loci involved in the development ... A study published in 2006 used phylogeny to compare the genetic architecture of differing human skin color. In this study, ...
Katoh M (August 2002). "Molecular cloning and characterization of OSR1 on human chromosome 2p24". International Journal of ... "Molecular analysis of odd-skipped, a zinc finger encoding segmentation gene with a novel pair-rule expression pattern". The ... Protein odd-skipped-related 1 is a transcription factor that in humans is encoded by the OSR1 gene.[5][6][7] The OSR1 and OSR2 ... A variant human OSR1 allele which does not produce a functional transcript and found in 6% of Caucasian populations, reduces ...
According to genetic studies, modern humans seem to have mated with "at least two groups" of ancient humans: Neanderthals and ... such as the male Y chromosome, will become extinct. A new study shows that, although such chromosomes have shrunk and lost ... The Telegraph) America's coastlines are even more vulnerable to sea level rise than previously thought, according to a pair of ... closely mimicking the motion of human leg muscles. (BBC) (J. Neural Eng.) 7 July - Non-human animals including all mammals and ...
For example, in the Homininae, two chromosomes fused to produce human chromosome 2; this fusion did not occur in the lineage of ... For example, a specific 32 base pair deletion in human CCR5 (CCR5-Δ32) confers HIV resistance to homozygotes and delays AIDS ... Changes in chromosome number may involve even larger mutations, where segments of the DNA within chromosomes break and then ... The committee of the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS) has developed the standard human sequence variant nomenclature,[105] ...
The chapters are numbered for the pairs of human chromosomes, one pair being the X and Y sex chromosomes, so the numbering goes ... The book devotes one chapter to each pair of human chromosomes. Since one (unnumbered) chapter is required to discuss the sex ... the chapters matching the 23 pairs of human chromosomes, and notes that Genome is the third of Ridley's books that "tries to ... Ridley concludes that the Human Genome Project is largely based on the inaccurate belief that there is one single human genome ...
"Twenty-one-base-pair insertion polymorphism creates an enhancer element and potentiates SLC6A1 GABA transporter promoter ... Huang F, Shi LJ, Heng HH, Fei J, Guo LH (September 1995). "Assignment of the human GABA transporter gene (GABATHG) locus to ... chromosome 3p24-p25". Genomics. 29 (1): 302-4. doi:10.1006/geno.1995.1253. PMID 8530094. "Entrez Gene: SLC6A1 solute carrier ... GABA transporter 1 (GAT1) also known as sodium- and chloride-dependent GABA transporter 1 is a protein that in humans is ...
... is one of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in human cells. Humans normally have two copies of chromosome 22 in each ... Chromosome 22 was the first human chromosome to be fully sequenced. Human chromosomes are numbered by their apparent size in ... Chromosome 22 is the second smallest human chromosome, spanning about 49 million DNA base pairs and representing between 1.5 ... "Chromosome 22: Chromosome summary - Homo sapiens". Ensembl Release 88. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. "Human chromosome ...
... the Human Genome Project announced in May 2000 that they had determined the sequence of base pairs that make up this chromosome ... Gilbert F (1997). "Disease genes and chromosomes: disease maps of the human genome. Chromosome 21". Genet Test. 1 (4): 301-6. ... after chromosome 22. The following are some of the gene count estimates of human chromosome 21. Because researchers use ... Chromosome summary - Homo sapiens". Ensembl Release 88. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-05-19. "Human chromosome 21: entries, gene ...
... or has more than two chromosomes of a pair (trisomy, tetrasomy, etc.). Aneuploidy can be full, involving a whole chromosome ... Known disorders in humans include Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, which is caused by partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome ... An example of monosomy in humans is Turner syndrome, where the individual is born with only one sex chromosome, an X. Exposure ... An example of trisomy in humans is Down syndrome, which is a developmental disorder caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21; ...
For example, in humans, females (XX) silence the transcription of one X chromosome of each pair, and transcribe all information ... of the Y chromosome during meiosis. Additionally, 10-25% of human X chromosome genes, and 3-7% of mouse X chromosome genes ... Specifically, platypus X1 shares homology with the chicken Z chromosome, and both share homology with the human chromosome 9. ... smaller W chromosome. Instead of silencing the entire chromosome as humans do, male chickens (the model ZZ organism) seem to ...
The repeats are normally a few hundred base pairs in length. These sequences constitute about 13% of the human genome with the ... Eukaryotic chromosome fine structure refers to the structure of sequences for eukaryotic chromosomes. Some fine sequences are ... They may also be involved in fillers for increasing chromosome size to some minimum threshold level necessary for chromosome ... Typical eukaryotic chromosomes contain much more DNA than is classified in the categories above. The DNA may be used as spacing ...
This article on a gene on human chromosome 2 is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.. *v ... "Clustering of two fragile sites and seven homeobox genes in human chromosome region 2q31→q32.1". Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 90 (1-2 ... Homeobox protein Hox-D8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HOXD8 gene.[5][6][7] ... Goodman FR (2003). "Limb malformations and the human HOX genes". Am. J. Med. Genet. 112 (3): 256-65. doi:10.1002/ajmg.10776. ...
They are usually found in pairs (diplococci) and do not form spores and are nonmotile.[2] As a significant human pathogenic ... For a bacterium to bind, take up, and recombine exogenous DNA into its chromosome, it must enter a special physiological state ... The genome of S. pneumoniae is a closed, circular DNA structure that contains between 2.0 and 2.1 million base pairs depending ... pneumoniae can be found in the human upper respiratory system. A study of competition in vitro revealed S. pneumoniae ...
When adenine is deaminated, it becomes hypoxanthine, which can pair with cytosine. During replication, the cytosine will pair ... It further contends that only a minority of the genetic material is kept in circular chromosomes while the rest is in branched ... but not human mtDNA).[21] ... Hypoxanthine can bind to cytosine, and when the XC base pair is ... Chloroplast DNAs are circular, and are typically 120,000-170,000 base pairs long.[4][7][8] They can have a contour length of ...
Paired box gene 8, also known as PAX8, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the PAX8 gene.[5] ... Pilz AJ, Povey S, Gruss P, Abbott CM (1993). "Mapping of the human homologs of the murine paired-box-containing genes". ... Poleev A, Fickenscher H, Mundlos S, Winterpacht A, Zabel B, Fidler A, Gruss P, Plachov D (November 1992). "PAX8, a human paired ... Members of this gene family typically encode proteins which contain a paired box domain, an octapeptide, and a paired-type ...
... is a multigene haplotype that covers a majority of the human major histocompatibility complex on chromosome 6 (not to be ... 1 million base pairs centromeric from DQ2.5 may also be associated with Type 1 diabetes. In addition the BAT1 and MICB variant ... These unique chromosomes are produced by recombination of each unique chromosome passed by each grandparent to each parent. ... At 4.7 million nucleotides in length, A1::DQ2 is the second longest haplotype identified within the human genome.[1] A1::DQ2 ...
By pairing chromosomes of similar genomes, the chance for these recessive alleles to pair and become homozygous greatly ... "American Journal of Human Genetics. 64 (1): 225-31. doi:10.1086/302198. PMC 1377721. PMID 9915962.. ... Van Den Berghe, Pierre L (2010). "Human inbreeding avoidance: Culture in nature". Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 6: 91-102. doi ... HumansEdit. See also: Incest, Incest taboo, Pedigree collapse, and Cousin marriage ...
... so each human chromosome can be identified by a characteristic color using whole-chromosome probe mixtures and a variety of ... Each probe for the detection of mRNA and lncRNA is composed of 20 oligonucleotide pairs, each pair covering a space of 40-50 bp ... The chromosomes can be seen in blue. The chromosome that is labeled with green and red spots (upper left) is the one where the ... Then, an interphase or metaphase chromosome preparation is produced. The chromosomes are firmly attached to a substrate, ...
Presenilin-1 (PS-1) is a presenilin protein that in humans is encoded by the PSEN1 gene.[5] Presenilin-1 is one of the four ... Kang DE, Soriano S, Xia X, Eberhart CG, De Strooper B, Zheng H, Koo EH (September 2002). "Presenilin couples the paired ... "Genetic linkage evidence for a familial Alzheimer's seasesease locus on chromosome 14". Science. 258 (5082): 668-71. Bibcode: ... Tanahashi H, Tabira T (February 1999). "Isolation of human delta-catenin and its binding specificity with presenilin 1". ...
Sigurdsson S, Van Komen S, Petukhova G, Sung P (Nov 2002). "Homologous DNA pairing by human recombination factors Rad51 and ... condensed chromosome. • nuclear chromosome, telomeric region. • nucleus. • nuclear chromatin. • lateral element. • cytosol. • ... nuclear chromosome. • mitochondrial matrix. • nucleolus. • mitochondrion. • perinuclear region of cytoplasm. • chromatin. • ... condensed nuclear chromosome. • macromolecular complex. Biological process. • regulation of protein phosphorylation. • strand ...
V. faba has a diploid (2n) chromosome number of 12 (six homologous pairs). Five pairs are acrocentric chromosomes and one pair ... It is of uncertain origin[1]:160 and widely cultivated as a crop for human consumption. It is also used as a cover crop, the ... In much of the English-speaking world, the name "broad bean" is used for the large-seeded cultivars grown for human food, while ... might frown on human consumption. But in Liguria, a maritime region near northern Italy, fava beans are loved raw, and consumed ...
... even though the fox genome has 16 pairs of metacentric autosomes and the dog has 37 pairs of acrocentric autosomes.[10] ... These were foxes that were eager to have human contact. By the 10th generation 18 percent of fox pups were in this "elite" ... Using 320 microsatellites Trut and co-workers showed that all 16 fox autosomes and one X chromosome were covered, and that ... The Order of the Badge of Honor (August 21, 1986). •Winner of 2018 The American Association for the Advancement of Science ( ...
... usually have a single circular chromosome,[129] with as many as 5,751,492 base pairs in Methanosarcina acetivorans,[130 ... making up about one in ten of all the prokaryotes in the human gut.[197] In termites and in humans, these methanogens may in ... Circular chromosomes, similar translation and transcription to Eukarya. Circular chromosomes, unique translation and ... after the cell's chromosome is replicated and the two daughter chromosomes separate, the cell divides.[154] In the genus ...
... is one of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans. People normally have two copies of this chromosome. Chromosome ... See also: Category:Genes on human chromosome 16.. The following is a partial list of genes on human chromosome 16. For complete ... "Chromosome 16". Genetics Home Reference. Retrieved 2017-05-06.. *. "Chromosome 16". Human Genome Project Information Archive ... Human chromosome 16 pair after G-banding.. One is from mother, one is from father. ...
... each human diploid cell (containing 23 pairs of chromosomes) has about 1.8 meters of DNA; wound on the histones, the diploid ... This involves the wrapping of DNA around nucleosomes with approximately 50 base pairs of DNA separating each pair of ... of the human genome in five human cell lines". Genome Research. 17 (6): 691-707. doi:10.1101/gr.5704207. PMC 1891331. PMID ... is a transcription factor which activates histone gene transcription on chromosomes 1 and 6 of human cells. NPAT is also a ...
Likewise, gray wolf Y-chromosomes have also been found in a few individual male Texan coyotes.[11] This study suggested that ... By late 2012, it was estimated that there were at least 75 wolves and four breeding pairs living in the recovery areas, with 27 ... The Mexican wolf persisted longer in Mexico, as human settlement, ranching and predator removal came later than in the ... A pair of Mexican wolves with pups at Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in Socorro, New Mexico ...
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... a minimal reference phylogeny for the human Y chromosome". Human Mutation. 35 (2): 187-91. doi:10.1002/humu.22468. PMID ... Position (base pair): 180. Total size (base pairs): 366. Forward 5′→ 3′: aactcttgataaaccgtgctg. Reverse 5′→ 3′: ... a b c The Y Chromosome Consortium 2008 *^ a b c d e f g Cristofaro; et al. (2013). "Afghan Hindu Kush: Where Eurasian Sub- ... 2004). "Excavating Y-chromosome haplotype strata in Anatolia". Human Genetics. 114 (2): 127-48. doi:10.1007/s00439-003-1031-4. ...
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Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21* * Cytarabine / pharmacology* * Cytarabine / therapeutic use * Daunorubicin / pharmacology* * ... Expression of chromosome 21-localized genes in acute myeloid leukemia: differences between Down syndrome and non-Down syndrome ... Transcript levels of two chromosome 21-localized genes, cystathionine-beta-synthase (CBS) and superoxide dismutase (SOD), ... there were no significant increases in transcripts for 2 other chromosome 21-localized genes, carbonyl reductase and the ...
The results from this study reveal novel functional features of human Chr21 proteins, which should … ... Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21* * Cost-Benefit Analysis * Cytosol / metabolism * Down Syndrome / genetics ... Cell array-based intracellular localization screening reveals novel functional features of human chromosome 21 proteins BMC ... Background: Trisomy of human chromosome 21 (Chr21) results in Downs syndrome, a complex developmental and neurodegenerative ...
We report on two unrelated patients with a proximal deletion of the long arm of chromosome 21. The deletion encompassed 14.5Mb ... Chromosome Breakage. Chromosome Deletion*. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21 / genetics*. Female. Humans. Kyphosis / genetics*. Male ... 7558019 - Integration of the physical and genetic linkage map for human chromosome 13.. 10406899 - Secondary chromosome changes ... We report on two unrelated patients with a proximal deletion of the long arm of chromosome 21. The deletion encompassed 14.5Mb ...
... scientists have found that the vast majority of human populations around the globe fall into only three haplotypes, an ... In a detailed genetic analysis of human chromosome 21, ... Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 46 in all: 44 autosomes ... Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 46 in all: 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes. Each parent contributes one chromosome to ... Each parent contributes one chromosome to each pair, so children get half of their chromosomes from their mothers and half from ...
... spanning about 48 million base pairs (the building blocks of DNA) and representing 1.5 to 2 percent of the total DNA in cells. ... Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 21, one copy inherited from ... A ring chromosome occurs when a chromosome breaks in two places and the ends of the chromosome arms fuse together to form a ... Gilbert F. Disease genes and chromosomes: disease maps of the human genome. Chromosome 21. Genet Test. 1997-1998;1(4):301-6. ...
The published sequence contained approximately 33,500,000 base pairs. Chromosome 21 appears to have less than 300 genes. ... the second human chromosome to be fully sequenced. An extra copy of chromosome 21 causes Down syndrome and genes on the ... Human Genome Project scientists led by German and Japanese teams described the finished genome sequence of human chromosome 21 ... Home / Education / Online Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project / Timeline: From Darwin and Mendel to the Human ...
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes or 46 chromosomes in total. Interestingly, fruit flies have 8 chromosomes, and pigeons have ... Packaging DNA: Chromatin and chromosomes. The complete set of chromosomes in a human male.. Image credit: National Human Genome ... Chromosome 1 is the largest and contains around 8,000 genes. The smallest is chromosome 21 with around 3,000 genes. ... Telomeres are regions of repeated nucleotides at the end of chromosomes.. They protect the ends of the chromosome from being ...
Human cells normally contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. One chromosome in each pair comes from your father, the other from your ... onto another chromosome, before or at conception. These children have the usual two copies of chromosome 21, but they also have ... Mosaic Down syndrome. In this rare form of Down syndrome, a person has only some cells with an extra copy of chromosome 21. ... Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome ...
... a rare chromosomal translocation involving chromosome 21 in de novo and therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (AML), produces ... Chromosomes, Human, Pair 16*. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21*. Female. Humans. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence. Karyotyping. ... 8258304 - The human gene for nuclear protein bm28 (cdcl1), a new member of the early s-phase fami.... 15026324 - Usp6 (tre2) ... 24247464 - Genetical analysis of chromosome 5a of wheat and its influence on important agronomic c.... 14599104 - On-substrate ...
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The researchers in Paris who invented the technique say they will have mapped about 90 per cent of the human genetic ... International efforts to decode the human genome will be speeded up dramatically by a powerful new technique for handling long ... chromosome that can store up to one million base pairs of DNA. The French. map of chromosome 21 is spread over 250 megaYACs. A ... Building physical maps of chromosomes out of cloned stretches of human. DNA is a key first goal of the international genome ...
"one mutation in every 30 million base pairs" Karmin; et al. (2015). "A recent bottleneck of Y chromosome diversity coincides ... In human genetics, a human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by mutations in the non-recombining portions of ... 2016). "The Divergence of Neandertal and Modern Human Y Chromosomes". The American Journal of Human Genetics. 98 (4): 728-34. ... Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) haplogroups are the major branches on the human paternal family tree. Each haplogroup has many ...
Normal human cells contain 23 chromosome pairs-one in each pair inherited from the mother, and one from the father. Every human ... Humans have 46 chromosomes arranged into 23 pairs. Chromosomes contain the genetic information necessary to direct the ... Chromosome- Chromosomes are the strands of genetic material in a cell that occur in nearly identical pairs. ... Chromosome -A microscopic thread-like structure found within each cell of the human body and consisting of a complex of ...
The most common types of chromosome disorders are Down syndrome, Patau syndrome, and Edwards syndrome. Other chromosome ... Most human cells contain 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a a total of 46. When sex cells are produced, these pairs normally ... Sex chromosome abnormalities are the most frequent type of aneuploidy detected in humans, because the X-chromosome inactivation ... The different types of human chromosome disorders that are caused by a change in the number of chromosomes include Down ...
... in humans. The report1 on Kanako, a 24-year-old female chimp born into captivity, was led by Satoshi Hirata of Kyoto University ... Human cells normally contain 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. Down syndrome occurs when a persons cells contain a ... apes have 24 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 48. Trisomy 22 is diagnosed when the cells of apes such as chimpanzees, ... These symptoms are also common in human Down syndrome. Kanakos heart condition was only picked up in 2014 during a routine ...
Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 21, one copy inherited from ... National Human Genome Research Institute: Chromosome Abnormalities. *National Human Genome Research Institute: Down Syndrome ... A ring chromosome occurs when a chromosome breaks in two places and the ends of the chromosome arms fuse together to form a ... Gilbert F. Disease genes and chromosomes: disease maps of the human genome. Chromosome 21. Genet Test. 1997-1998;1(4):301-6. ...
Humans normally have twenty-two pairs of autosomes and two sex chromosomes, XX or XY, making forty-six chromosomes in total. ... Normally a human has 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. An extra chromosome, specifically an extra number 21 ... A human fetus inherits 23 chromosomes from its mother and 23 chromosomes from its father, making a total of 46 chromosomes in ... Normally a human has 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. An extra chromosome, specifically an extra number 21 ...
We have sequenced 33,546,361 base pairs (bp) of DNA with very high accuracy, the largest contig being 25,491,867 bp. Only three ... The DNA sequence of human chromosome 21.. Hattori M1, Fujiyama A, Taylor TD, Watanabe H, Yada T, Park HS, Toyoda A, Ishii K, ... Chromosome 21 is the smallest human autosome. An extra copy of chromosome 21 causes Down syndrome, the most frequent genetic ... Analysis of the chromosome revealed 127 known genes, 98 predicted genes and 59 pseudogenes. ...
The PRAME family has 26 members on human chromosome 1. In the macaque, it has eight, and has been very simple and stable for ... generally play no role in raising the young but do have peaceful relationships with the offspring of their consort pairs. ... coming to rely on handouts or refuse from humans. They adapt well to human presence, and form larger troops in human-dominated ... So, macaque, chimpanzee, and human chromosomes are mosaics of each other.[citation needed] Some normal gene sequences in ...
How many chromosome pairs do humans have? *. 23. If an organism has the genes Aa, during meiosis what hapens to those two genes ... Mendel observed 7 pairs of contrasting characters in Pisum sativum. One of the following is not a part of that. Find out. ... For most humans, some traits have been known to be passed from the parents to offspring, depending on whose genes are stronger ... The process by which the number of chromosomes is reduced by half in sex cells? ...
Humans normally have 23 pairs of chromosomes, and an extra chromosome can have a tremendous negative impact. For example, there ... Mutational errors can extend to include more than just one base of a chromosome . Humans normally have 23 pairs of chromosomes ... Chromosomes pair up before separating, as eggs or sperm are formed, and the correct pairing depends on matching sequences ... In organisms with multiple chromosomes, DNA from one chromosome can be joined to another and the actual chromosome number can ...
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Human Development to test a strategy for silencing the extra chromosome that causes Down Syndrome. ... Humans are born with 23 pairs of chromosomes, including two sex chromosomes, for a total of 46 in each cell. People with Down ... Human Development at the National Institutes of Health to test a strategy in a mouse model for silencing the extra chromosome ... This process allows for a similar level of X chromosome-linked genes to be present in both men and women. More recently, ...
Human Development to test a strategy for silencing the extra chromosome that causes Down Syndrome. Both of them are among more ... Humans are born with 23 pairs of chromosomes, including two sex chromosomes, for a total of 46 in each cell. People with Down ... Human Development at the National Institutes of Health to test a strategy in a mouse model for silencing the extra chromosome ... This process allows for a similar level of X chromosome-linked genes to be present in both men and women. More recently, ...
Humans usually have 46 chromosomes in total, arranged into 23 pairs. Downs syndrome, also called trisomy 21, is caused by the ... The XX chromosome pair at centre right indicates that this person is female. Males have an XY chromosome pair instead (the ... presence of three copies of chromosome 21 (bottom left). Downs syndrome results in mental retardation and flattened facial ... empty space for a Y chromosome is at bottom right). - Stock Image C007/2031 ...
The human genome consists of 22 pairs of autosomes plus two sex chromosomes. Any unique DNA sequence should thus be represented ... 6A). TheBACE2 locus is near the end of the long arm of human chromosome 21 (q22.3) (Fig. 2), and thus, at least two chromosomal ... The first probe consisted of overlapping BAC clones encompassing theBACE1 locus on human chromosome 11 (Fig.2). To assess the ... Cultured human lymphocytes (line GM07038A) were received from the Human Genetics service of University Hospitals/Case Western ...
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We used chromosome engineering to create mice that were trisomic or monosomic for only the mouse chromosome segment orthologous ... We used chromosome engineering to create mice that were trisomic or monosomic for only the mouse chromosome segment orthologous ... We used chromosome engineering to create mice that were trisomic or monosomic for only the mouse chromosome segment orthologous ... We used chromosome engineering to create mice that were trisomic or monosomic for only the mouse chromosome segment orthologous ...
  • Trisomy of human chromosome 21 (Chr21) results in Down's syndrome, a complex developmental and neurodegenerative disease. (
  • This condition is most often caused by trisomy 21. (
  • Trisomy 21 means that each cell in the body has three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the usual two copies. (
  • Trisomy 21. (
  • About 95 percent of the time, Down syndrome is caused by trisomy 21 - the person has three copies of chromosome 21, instead of the usual two copies, in all cells. (
  • A young boy with Trisomy 21 or Down Syndrome. (
  • In Down syndrome, an extra chromosome 21 is present, so it is also called trisomy 21. (
  • Patau syndrome results from a trisomy of chromosome 13. (
  • Some people with trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, may learn the skills needed to live independently. (
  • Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans. (
  • Down syndrome occurs when a person's cells contain a third copy of chromosome 21 (also known as trisomy 21). (
  • Trisomy 22 is diagnosed when the cells of apes such as chimpanzees, gorillas or orangutans contain a third copy of chromosome 22. (
  • It is difficult to estimate the probability of a rare event using a small population, but given that around 500 chimpanzees have been born in captivity in Japan, the probability of this autosomal trisomy in chimpanzees may be comparable to that of trisomy 21 in humans, which occurs in up to 1 in 600 births," speculates Hirata. (
  • These proof-of-principle studies have shown that we can effectively neutralize the extra chromosome that causes trisomy 21 in the lab," said Lawrence. (
  • People with Down syndrome are born with three (rather than two) copies of chromosome 21-known as trisomy 21. (
  • We used chromosome engineering to create mice that were trisomic or monosomic for only the mouse chromosome segment orthologous to the DSCR and assessed dysmorphologies of the craniofacial skeleton that show direct parallels with DS in mice with a larger segmental trisomy. (
  • Down's syndrome, also called trisomy 21, is caused by the presence of three copies of chromosome 21 (bottom left). (
  • the disorder is therefore also called trisomy 21. (
  • The frequency of Trisomy 21 has been determined to be a function of advanced maternal age . (
  • All of these phenotypes are consequences of trisomy 21. (
  • Chromosome 15, Distal Trisomy 15q is an extremely rare chromosomal disorder in which the end (distal) portion of the long arm (q) of the 15th chromosome (15q) appears three times (trisomy) rather than twice in cells of the body. (
  • In most cases, Chromosome 15, Distal Trisomy 15q is due to a chromosomal balanced translocation in one of the parents. (
  • In individuals with Chromosome 15, Distal Trisomy 15q, an extremely rare chromosomal disorder, the end (distal) portion of the long arm (q) of chromosome 15 (15q) is duplicated (trisomic). (
  • Most infants with Chromosome 15, Distal Trisomy 15q also exhibit abnormally diminished muscle tone (hypotonia). (
  • Down syndrome-trisomy 21-occurs when there are 3 rather than 2 number 21 chromosomes (hence, trisomy 21). (
  • The most common type of Down syndrome-complete trisomy 21-occurs as a result of a process called nondisjunction. (
  • In adults, trisomy 21 results in Down syndrome. (
  • Complete Trisomy 21 - Complete trisomy 21 occurs as described above, via a process called nondisjunction. (
  • Translocation Down syndrome or Translocation Trisomy 21 -The process of translocation Down syndrome often begins prior to conception of the parent of a child with this type of Down syndrome. (
  • When these parents have children, however, the babies end up with 3 copies of chromosome 21, but unlike nondisjunction trisomy, the extra chromosome is attached to another chromosome. (
  • As noted above, trisomy 21 can occur through the processes of nondisjunction or translocation during cell division. (
  • It's important to note that the second two risk factors are risk factors only for translocation trisomy 21, and are therefore risk factors for less than 5% of cases of Down syndrome. (
  • For this reason, the condition is also called Trisomy 21 . (
  • Also known as trisomy 21, the condition is caused by the presence of an extra, or third, copy of chromosome number 21. (
  • We can no longer afford to view someone with Down's syndrome solely through the lens of trisomy 21," noted Fabian Fernandez and Jamie Edgin of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Arizona in a commentary. (
  • Down's syndrome, in which there is trisomy 21, is an example of germ cell aneuploidy. (
  • Down Syndrome or trisomy 21 is a chromosomal abnormality caused by an extra chromosome 21. (
  • This third chromosome gives rise to the alternate name trisomy 21. (
  • This type of Down syndrome, which accounts for 95% of cases, is called trisomy 21. (
  • In most cases of Down syndrome, the person inherits two chromosomes 21 from the mother (instead of one) and one chromosome 21 from the father, resulting in three copies of chromosome 21 instead of two (hence Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21). (
  • This is known as partial or segmental trisomy 21. (
  • For example, a person might have skin cells with trisomy 21, while all other cell types are normal. (
  • Mosaic Down syndrome can sometimes go undetected, because a person with mosaic Down syndrome does not necessarily have all the characteristic physical features and often is less cognitively impaired than a person with trisomy 21. (
  • A person with mosaic Down syndrome may also be misdiagnosed as having trisomy 21. (
  • By way of background, Trisomy-18 is a chromosome disorder. (
  • Trisomy means that there are three copies, not two, of one of the pairs. (
  • Three copies of the 21st chromosome is Trisomy-21, also called Downs Syndrome. (
  • Three copies of the 18th chromosome give you Trisomy-18, also called Edwards Syndrome. (
  • Down syndrome is also called trisomy 21, and there are other trisomies with three copies of one of the 23 chromosome. (
  • The zygote that results from a pairing of such gametes is typically not viable, but in some situations, the child survives, living with a genetic disorder such as trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome. (
  • ability to generate stem cells with and without trisomy 21 from the same person could lead to better understanding of how problems tied to Down's syndrome originate. (
  • Researchers could contrast, for example how the two cell lines formed brain nerve cells, to learn the effects of trisomy 21 on neuron development, which might offer insights into the lifelong cognitive impairments and adulthood mental decline of Down syndrome. (
  • Trisomy is a genetic condition in which cells have an extra chromosome. (
  • Trisomy 21 , also called Down syndrome, is the most common mutation and happens when there are three chromosomes in the 21st location. (
  • Patau syndrome is a result of an extra chromosome in the 13th location, and is also known as Trisomy 13. (
  • The anomaly he pinpointed, the trisomy 21, causes Down syndrome, one of the most common forms of mental retardation. (
  • Examples of chromosomal abnormalities include Down syndrome (Trisomy 21-an extra chromosome 21), Turner syndrome (loss of one X chromosome) and Klinefelter syndrome (an extra X chromosome in men). (
  • The extra copy occurs at chromosome 21, which is why the condition is sometimes called trisomy 21 . (
  • In human beings, trisomy 21 is present from fertilization and is expressed in almost every cell in the body. (
  • Silencing its expression would mean changing the genetic activity of all these cells: "I don't see how we could fundamentally change a person who has trisomy 21 to silence all the chromosomes in their body," said Dr. Jeanne Lawrence, who led the research. (
  • 25% of all miscarriages are caused by Trisomy 21 (Down s Syndrome). (
  • The most common cause of this 'trisomy' on HC21 is the failure of the chromosome pair to divide in an egg cell-often linked to advanced maternal age. (
  • Unlocking the molecular pathology of trisomy 21 is greatly anticipated. (
  • Down syndrome (trisomy 21) is due to an extra acrocentric chromosome, namely chromosome 21. (
  • This type of Down syndrome is called Trisomy 21. (
  • Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder that occurs when a person has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • Although the umbrella clinical term for Down syndrome is trisomy 21, this term actually refers to one of three types of chromosome 21 anomalies. (
  • Although translocation Down syndrome occurs via a different mechanism than trisomy 21, the physical and features that mark the condition are the same. (
  • Individuals with mosaic Down syndrome can have all the features of full trisomy 21, none of the features, or fall somewhere in between. (
  • Down's Syndrome is a disease in human caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21 (the syndrome is frequently referred to as Trisomy 21 for this reason). (
  • Another example of a chromosomal abnormality is Turner syndrome (the presence of only a single X chromosome in women instead of the usual two) [3] Edwards syndrome is trisomy 18, and Patua syndrome is a result of trisomy 13. (
  • The recent completion of the DNA sequence of human chromosome 21 has provided the first look at the 225 genes that are candidates for involvement in Down syndrome (trisomy 21). (
  • In addition, trisomy 21 is compatible with life, while trisomy 22 is not [ 1 ]. (
  • Using oligonucleotide microarrays we compared the gene expression profiles of hearts of human fetuses with and without Hsa21 trisomy. (
  • By measuring the steady-state-RNA levels in human DS tissues and cells [ 14 - 17 ] and in tissues from mouse models of DS [ 18 - 22 ] it has been established that the trisomy causes an overall 50% increase in the RNA levels of Hsa21 genes. (
  • Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder resulting from possession of an extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • In Down syndrome or trisomy 21, there is one number 21 chromosome from each partner, but there is also an extra chromosome 21 (which may come from either partner) so that there are three chromosomes 21 instead of two. (
  • Mosaic Down syndrome can be differentiated from trisomy 21 by genetic testing. (
  • Early-onset AD is also associated with Down syndrome, in that persons with trisomy 21 (three forms of human chromosome 21 instead of a pair) often develop early-onset AD. (
  • In humans, an example of a condition caused by a numerical anomaly is Down Syndrome , also known as Trisomy 21 (an individual with Down Syndrome has three copies of chromosome 21, rather than two). (
  • Less commonly, Down syndrome occurs when part of chromosome 21 becomes attached (translocated) to another chromosome during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs and sperm) or very early in fetal development. (
  • Affected people have two copies of chromosome 21 plus extra material from chromosome 21 attached to another chromosome, resulting in three copies of genetic material from chromosome 21. (
  • Down syndrome can also occur when a portion of chromosome 21 becomes attached (translocated) onto another chromosome, before or at conception. (
  • These children have the usual two copies of chromosome 21, but they also have additional genetic material from chromosome 21 attached to another chromosome. (
  • When balanced translocations are inherited, the mother or father has some rearranged genetic material from chromosome 21 on another chromosome, but no extra genetic material. (
  • A portion of one chromosome is transferred to another chromosome. (
  • A portion of one chromosome has been deleted from its normal place and inserted into another chromosome. (
  • In a translocation, part of one chromosome breaks off and becomes attached to another chromosome during meiosis-the process of cell division that takes place in the formation of eggs and sperm. (
  • This process results in 3 copies of chromosome 21, but one copy is attached to another chromosome, often chromosome 14. (
  • however, an additional full or partial copy of chromosome 21 attaches to another chromosome, usually chromosome 14. (
  • In some people, parts of chromosome 21 fuse with another chromosome (usually chromosome 14). (
  • Females have two X chromosomes, whereas males have one X and one Y. And, unlike the 22 pairs of non-sex chromosomes each human has, there is almost no opportunity for the Y chromosome to swap or share its DNA with another chromosome. (
  • and translocation, where there are 46 chromosomes present, but chromosome 21 attaches to another chromosome. (
  • This occurs when two chromosomes, one of which is a number 21, join together at the ends, creating two independent number 21 chromosomes as well as a number 21 chromosome attached to another chromosome. (
  • Instead, they only inherit some extra chromosome 21 genes which may be carried by another chromosome. (
  • This means that the parent's cells contain 2 copies of chromosome 21 but some of the genes are attached to another chromosome. (
  • The results from this study reveal novel functional features of human Chr21 proteins, which should contribute to further understanding of the molecular pathology of Down's syndrome. (
  • In a very small percentage of cases, Down syndrome results from an extra copy of chromosome 21 in only some of the body's cells. (
  • Researchers believe that having extra copies of genes on chromosome 21 disrupts the course of normal development, causing the characteristic features of Down syndrome and the increased risk of health problems associated with this condition. (
  • An extra copy of chromosome 21 causes Down syndrome and genes on the chromosome have been linked to diseases like Alzheimer's and certain forms of cancer. (
  • Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. (
  • Down syndrome results when abnormal cell division involving chromosome 21 occurs. (
  • In this rare form of Down syndrome, a person has only some cells with an extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • A woman's chances of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome increase with age because older eggs have a greater risk of improper chromosome division. (
  • The different types of human chromosome disorders that are caused by a change in the number of chromosomes include Down syndrome, Patau syndrome, Edward's syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome and Turner's syndrome. (
  • In people who have Klinefelter's syndrome, the sex-determining chromosomes - normally XX for females and XY for males - are one Y chromosome and two X chromosomes. (
  • Children who have Turner's syndrome have only one X chromosome and no Y chromosome, so they have only 45 chromosomes. (
  • An extra copy of chromosome 21 causes Down syndrome, the most frequent genetic cause of significant mental retardation, which affects up to 1 in 700 live births. (
  • This is the first chromosome to be mapped,' says Cohen, who is confident that his map will accelerate the hunt for genes linked to Down's syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and certain forms of epilepsy. (
  • These symptoms are also common in human Down syndrome. (
  • UMass Medical School scientists Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, and Jaime Rivera, PhD, received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development at the National Institutes of Health to test a strategy in a mouse model for silencing the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome. (
  • In 2013, Dr. Lawrence, professor of neurology and pediatrics, was the first to suppress the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome in cell cultures, using an RNA gene called XIST, a naturally occurring "off switch" responsible for neutralizing genes on the extra X chromosome found in female mammals. (
  • More recently, Lawrence demonstrated that silencing the extra copy of chromosome 21 can effectively correct cell function and development to prevent the development of Down syndrome blood cell pathology in stem cells differentiated in culture. (
  • It is not known which of the more than 200 genes on chromosome 21 are responsible for the various aspects of the syndrome, which suggested research to test the potential of essentially silencing all the genes on the extra chromosome. (
  • They plan to use this and other transgenic technologies to test the chromosome silencing technique in a trisomic mouse model of Down syndrome. (
  • For example, there should be two of chromosome 21, as with all other chromosomes, but if there are three, the result is Down syndrome . (
  • The "Down syndrome critical region" (DSCR) is a chromosome 21 segment purported to contain genes responsible for many features of Down syndrome (DS), including craniofacial dysmorphology. (
  • Genes on chromosome 21 that specifically contribute to the various symptoms of Down syndrome are now being identified. (
  • An example of monosomy is Turner syndrome , where the individual is born with only one sex chromosome, an X. (
  • For example, children born with three copies of chromosome 21 will develop Down's syndrome. (
  • Down syndrome refers to certain characteristics that occur in children and adults who have an abnormal number of number 21 chromosomes. (
  • The cell which receives 2 copies of the 21st chromosome is responsible for Down's syndrome. (
  • In children with mosaic Down syndrome, not all cells have 3 copies of chromosome 21. (
  • In Down's syndrome, instead of having 2 copies (the pair) of chromosome 21, there is an extra copy, making 3. (
  • This extra copy of chromosome 21 is present in the cells of the body and is responsible for the typical features of Down syndrome. (
  • In Down's syndrome, the extra copy causes some of the genes on chromosome 21 to be "over-expressed", leading to reduced cognitive abilities and other health problems. (
  • In Down Syndrome, there is an extra copy of chromosome 21 or part of chromosome 21, which means they have 47 chromosomes instead of 46. (
  • In 1959 a French physician, Jerome Lejeune, discovered that the syndrome was caused by an extra chromosome. (
  • Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • Instead of the usual 46 chromosomes present in each cell, Lejeune observed 47 in the cells of individuals with Down syndrome. (
  • It was later determined that an extra partial or whole copy of chromosome 21 results in the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. (
  • Mosaicism (or mosaic Down syndrome) is diagnosed when there is a mixture of two types of cells, some containing the usual 46 chromosomes and some containing 47. (
  • The presence of the extra full or partial chromosome 21 causes the characteristics of Down syndrome. (
  • Regardless of the type of Down syndrome a person may have, all people with Down syndrome have an extra, critical portion of chromosome 21 present in all or some of their cells. (
  • Introduction Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition, caused by deletion of all the second sex chromosomes or part of them. (
  • An aneuploid mouse strain carrying human chromosome 21 with Down syndrome phenotypes. (
  • Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21. (
  • In Down syndrome, the additional copy of chromosome 21 results in the increased expression of genes located on this chromosome. (
  • Individuals who inherit an entire extra chromosome 21 make up approximately 95% of Down syndrome cases. (
  • When a person with a Robertsonian translocation has a child, the extra genetic material from chromosome 21 is inherited and the child will have Down syndrome. (
  • In mosaic Down syndrome, some cells in the body have three copies of chromosome 21 and the rest of the cells are unaffected. (
  • Prenatal screening for chromosome abnormalities like Down syndrome is a welcome development, but false positives and false negatives are still possible. (
  • Then they figured out that errors in cell division could result in "aneuploidy" where the numbers were larger or smaller than 46, and that Down syndrome was caused by just such an aneuploidy, with an extra copy of chromosome number 21. (
  • In Klinefelter syndrome a male has an extra X chromosome and is XXY. (
  • In Turner syndrome a female has only one X chromosome (X0). (
  • The second was 35million base-pairs of chromosome 21 sequence: three copies of chromosome 21 lead to Down Syndrome. (
  • The most common mutation affects the 21st chromosome, and is usually diagnosed as Down syndrome. (
  • Edwards syndrome impacts the 18th chromosome, and Patau's syndrome concerns the 13th. (
  • The additional chromosome that causes Down's syndrome has a knock-on effect on all the 22 other chromosomes, according to a study. (
  • The extra copy of Chromosome 21 that causes Down's syndrome throws a spanner into the workings of all the other chromosomes as well, said a study that surprised its authors. (
  • People with Down's Syndrome, about one in every 750, have a third, extra Chromosome 21 - the smallest of all the chromosomes with about1% of the DNA in a cell. (
  • Can Dogs Have Down Syndrome Like Humans Do? (
  • First, let's talk about down syndrome in humans. (
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions , down syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome. (
  • However, a baby with down syndrome will have an additional copy of chromosome number 21. (
  • The chromosome mutation that causes these facial abnormalities is the same factor leading to chromosome mutation in human down syndrome. (
  • Another reason why this tiger might not have human's down syndrome, is that cats only have 19 pairs of chromosomes. (
  • A study of a chimpanzee with an extra chromosome 22 showed that it had very similar symptoms of down syndrome. (
  • However, the conclusion was that it might just be another case of chromosome defect, and not confirmed down syndrome. (
  • Though these traits are very similar to those of humans, please do not treat this as true down syndrome. (
  • Down's syndrome (DS) occurs when a person is conceived with 47 rather than 46 chromosomes. (
  • Of all the genetic disorders with chromosome abnormalities, Down s Syndrome has the highest rateof occurrence. (
  • Chromosome 21 is the smallest of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans, yet it is responsible for Down syndrome-the most common genetic mental retardation. (
  • Down syndrome (DS) is caused by the erroneous replication of human chromosome 21 (HC21), which results in three copies of the chromosome instead of the normal pair of two. (
  • Down syndrome, for example, is caused by a third copy of chromosome 21, one of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes. (
  • About 95 percent of people with Down syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, for a total of 47 chromosomes. (
  • These tests look for differences in chromosomes that signify Down syndrome. (
  • Ordinarily, the body contains 23 pairs of identical chromosomes (22 pairs and one pair of sex chromosomes), but some children are born with additional copies, which can cause problems - for example, children with Down's syndrome are born with three copies of chromosome 21. (
  • To understand Down syndrome, it helps to have some basic knowledge about chromosomes and genes. (
  • However, people with Down syndrome wind up with 47 chromosomes because they get an extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • In this rare form of Down syndrome, which accounts for just 2 percent to 3 percent of cases, only some cells have an extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • Down's syndrome is easily identified via a karyotype by the obvious extra chromosome present in the image. (
  • A broad functional classification of these genes, their expression data and evolutionary conservation, and comparison with the gene content of the major mouse models of Down syndrome, suggest how the chromosome sequence may help in understanding the complex Down syndrome phenotype. (
  • The Down syndrome phenotype has been attributed to overexpression of chromosome 21 (Hsa21) genes. (
  • The genes carried by the extra chromosome 21 give rise to all the characteristic features of Down syndrome. (
  • In a small number of cases, some people with Down syndrome do not inherit an extra chromosome 21. (
  • If a baby inherits this chromosome which contains the extra genes from chromosome 21, he/she will suffer from Down syndrome. (
  • In another form of Down syndrome known as mosaic Down syndrome, additional genes from chromosome 21 may be inherited but this defect does not occur in all cells of the body. (
  • A genetic rearrangement (translocation) involving chromosome 21 is associated with a type of blood cancer known as core binding factor acute myeloid leukemia (CBF-AML). (
  • The translocation, written as t(8;21), fuses part of the RUNX1 gene from chromosome 21 with part of the RUNX1T1 gene (also known as ETO ) from chromosome 8. (
  • The fusion protein produced from the t(8;21) translocation, called RUNX1-ETO, retains some functions of the two individual proteins. (
  • For example, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (a type of blood cancer most often diagnosed in childhood) has been associated with a translocation between chromosomes 12 and 21. (
  • The t(16;21)(q24;q22), a rare chromosomal translocation involving chromosome 21 in de novo and therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (AML), produces a RUNX1-CBFA2T3 fusion gene (previously AML1-MTG16) fusion gene. (
  • Changes in the structure of chromosomes - by either deletion, inversion, translocation or duplication - can cause chromosome disorders such as fragile X or a condition called cri du chat . (
  • Nor is an extra chromosome the only chromosomal abnormality that causes problems: if chromosomes 9 and 22 exchange materials, a phenomenon known as translocation, the result can be a certain type of leukemia. (
  • The two major two-chromosome mutations: insertion (1) and Translocation (2). (
  • 1 The Philadelphia chromosome is defined as translocation of chromosome 9 and 22, 2 and this structural chromosomal change provided new insight into the pathogenesis of leukaemia. (
  • An aberrant form of human CHROMOSOME 22 characterized by translocation of the distal end of chromosome 9 from 9q34, to the long arm of chromosome 22 at 22q11. (
  • The risk may be 100% if a parent is a carrier of a chromosome 21 translocation. (
  • In a Robertsonian translocation , an entire chromosome has attached to another at the Centromere - in humans these only occur with chromosomes 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22. (
  • Chromosome 21 abnormalities can cause intellectual disability, delayed development, and characteristic facial features. (
  • These cell division abnormalities result in an extra partial or full chromosome 21. (
  • Most chromosome abnormalities occur as an accident in the egg cell or sperm, and therefore the anomaly is present in every cell of the body. (
  • Chromosome abnormalities can also occur in the sex chromosomes. (
  • Abnormalities in the number of chromosomes may result in genetic defects or serious he. (
  • Chromosomal abnormalities include changes in the number or structure of the chromosomes which carry the DNA. (
  • In men, chromosome abnormalities can be associated with low sperm counts. (
  • The greatest worry many scientists have is that human clones-even if they don't have monstrous abnormalities in the womb-will need hip replacements in their teenage years and perhaps develop senile dementia by their 20th birthday. (
  • Malignant melanoma has been documented to display recurring abnormalities of chromosome 6, particularly the long arm (6q). (
  • Chromosome Abnormalities Fact Sheet. (
  • In fact, abnormal cells with numerical and/or structural anomalies of chromosomes have been observed in as many as 80-90% of human early stage embryos following in vitro fertilization," says Professor Thierry Voet from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, and the University of Leuven, Belgium, another senior author of this paper, "and CSV tests may expose some degree of these abnormalities. (
  • But the individual with Down's had an extra copy of Chromosome 21 - a difference enabling the scientists to see how this might affect the same genome. (
  • The media's been abuzz with the question since scientists at UMass Medical School announced last month that they'd found a way to silence the chromosome that causes Down's. (
  • It is an important step towards developing therapies to overcome disabilities associated with Down's: "We now have a powerful tool for identifying and studying the cellular pathologies and pathways impacted directly due to over-expression of chromosome 21," said Lawrence. (
  • In 2000, researchers working on the Human Genome Project announced that they had determined the sequence of base pairs that make up this chromosome. (
  • In May 2000, Human Genome Project scientists led by German and Japanese teams described the finished genome sequence of human chromosome 21, the second human chromosome to be fully sequenced. (
  • International efforts to decode the human genome will be speeded up dramatically by a powerful new technique for handling long stretches of DNA and millions of French francs raised by telethon appeals. (
  • Daniel Cohen and his colleagues at CEPH, the French centre for genetic research, in Paris, have stolen a march on teams in the US and Britain by piecing together a map covering 25 per cent of the genome, including virtually the whole of chromosome 21. (
  • Cohen predicts that it will be three or four years before the human genome is mapped completely. (
  • The charity has set up a laboratory in Paris dedicated to mapping the human genome. (
  • 3 billion base pairs of the human genome would require more than 30 000 megaYACs, says Cohen. (
  • A conventional YAC can only hold up to 200 000 base pairs of DNA: it is the fivefold expansion of this capacity which makes the megaYAC such a boon to genome mappers. (
  • We know that the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes is in the DNA packaging and delivering system, where eukaryotes have developed a nuclear membrane to protect their genes and form condensed chromosomes to properly parcel the genome into the daughter cell, whereas prokaryotes do not have such a system," says corresponding author Kazuyoshi Murata. (
  • Thus, there are only two copies (alleles) at every position in the genome, so pairing is not much of a problem. (
  • The human genetic code, or genome, consists of about three billion pairs of chemicals known as bases. (
  • Scientists already have a rough draft of the entire human genome. (
  • It was later discovered that this extra chromosome appears as a third chromosome attached to the 21st of the 23 pairs of chromosomes normally present in the human genome. (
  • The team used a high-throughput radiation hybrid mapping system that James' lab had developed for part of the world consortium Human Genome Project. (
  • Obtaining the sequence of the human genome was a landmark achievement, but we were left to unravel how human cells can have different functions by reading the genome differently," said Valda Vinson, deputy editor of Science . (
  • Because the genes that organize the 3D genome are frequently disrupted in intellectual disabilities, autism, schizophrenia and many types of cancers, the insights Dip-C offers could improve scientists' understanding of both fundamental biology and human health. (
  • The entirety of the human genome - nearly three billion base pairs of nucleotides helically wound and bundled into thread-like chromosomes - is packaged neatly within the nucleus of every human cell. (
  • Like humans, the mouse genome is diploid. (
  • Deciphering this chapter in the story of the Y chromosome has been the avid pursuit of Stanford researchers Peter Underhill, PhD, senior research scientist in the Department of Genetics, and Peter Oefner, PhD, senior research scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and associate director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center. (
  • There is not one genetic system to explain the entire history of the human genome," said Underhill. (
  • Through the Human Genome Project, the HapMap Project and other efforts, we are beginning to identify genes that are modified in some diseases. (
  • Today, a team led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, together with colleagues in the USA and Switzerland, provide a measure of just how important regulatory region variation might be in a pilot study based on some 2% of the human genome. (
  • We were even more amazed at the number of genes affected: more than 10% of our sample - or perhaps 3000 genes across the genome - could be subject to modification of activity in human populations due to common genetic variations. (
  • The project focused on three regions of the human genome. (
  • The first, called the ENCODE regions, and about 30 million base-pairs of DNA, are being intensively studied around the world as a group of 'typical' human genome regions. (
  • It seems that this small, extra chromosome has a major influence on the entirety of the genome. (
  • Whole Genome Shotgun Sequencing (WGSS) was subsequently performed on the Hulk, from which chromosome γ was assembled and Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes (BAC) were created. (
  • The Human Genome project shows 24 chromosomes 22+X+Y. If that ads up to 23 then when you multiply this by 2 you are back to 46. (
  • We tiled genomic contigs along the map to create chromosome-length genome assemblies. (
  • These studies identify likely genome assembly errors, characterize chromosome fusion events, distinguish lineage-independent chromosome fusions, show that the teleost genome duplication does not appear to have accelerated the rate of translocations, and reveal the stability of syntenies and gene orders in teleost chromosomes over hundreds of millions of years. (
  • Among teleosts with a sequenced genome, zebrafish ( Danio rerio ) has 25 haploid chromosomes like most teleosts, but platyfish ( Xiphophorus maculatus ) and medaka ( Oryzias latipes ) have 24, cod ( Gadus morhua ) 23, fugu pufferfish ( Takifugu rubripes ) 22, and both stickleback ( Gasterosteus aculeatus ) and green pufferfish ( Tetraodon nigroviridis ) have 21 ( Figure 1 ). (
  • On April 14, 2003, the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium (led in the United States by the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Department of Energy) announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project. (
  • The Consortium had completed its task a full two years ahead of schedule, and sequenced the entire human genome of 3.1 billion base pairs (see "Human Genome Report. (
  • As preliminary data from the genome project began to arrive, a special issue of Science , published on February 16, 2001, set the number of genes in the human genome at between 35,000 and 40,000 (see Pennisi, 2001, 291:1178). (
  • 2005). It appears that approximately 1.5% of the human genome consists of genes that code for proteins. (
  • We apply this approach to a contaminated Neandertal specimen from Okladnikov Cave in Siberia to isolate its endogenous DNA from modern human contaminants and show that the reconstructed mitochondrial genome sequence is more closely related to the variation of Western Neandertals than what was discernible from previous analyses. (
  • Two hundred and twenty-five is a surprisingly small number for the complete gene content of approximately 1% of the human genome. (
  • It is significantly less than 1% of the 50,000-100,000 genes previously estimated in total for the human genome (see also [ 4 ]) and it is significantly less than the 545 genes identified on chromosome 22 in approximately the same amount of DNA [ 5 ]. (
  • The human IGS also contains a subset of sequences found elsewhere in the genome, such as alu repeats and a cdc27 psuedogene ( 17 ). (
  • Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. (
  • A normal human karyotype typically contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. (
  • Typically, each cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes that carry genetic information from both parents. (
  • We demonstrate that a significant fraction of the hippocampal pyramidal and basal forebrain neurons in AD have fully or partially replicated four separate genetic loci on three different chromosomes. (
  • Segments from two different chromosomes have been exchanged. (
  • In a mouse's nose, specialized neurons sense odors by expressing specialized olfactory receptors, which are a collection of roughly 1,100 receptor genes spanning 17 different chromosomes. (
  • However, the expression profile of Hsa21 genes in trisomic human subjects as well as their effects on genes located on different chromosomes are largely unknown. (
  • In a reciprocal ranslocation, segments from two different chromosomes have been exchanged. (
  • Chromosome 21 is the smallest human chromosome, spanning about 48 million base pairs (the building blocks of DNA) and representing 1.5 to 2 percent of the total DNA in cells. (
  • The published sequence contained approximately 33,500,000 base pairs. (
  • The technology propelling the French effort is the 'megaYAC', an artificial chromosome that can store up to one million base pairs of DNA. (
  • Frequently these deletions are flanked by direct repeats thousands of base pairs long. (
  • The chromosome itself contains 87.4 million base pairs or DNA letters. (
  • Differences are very rare [on the Y chromosome] -- approximately one in every 5,000 to 50,000 base pairs. (
  • The third was a region of chromosome 20 - 10 million base-pairs - that is known to be associated with diabetes and obesity. (
  • How many base pairs of DNA do humans have in each somatic cell of our bodies? (
  • the pair of sex chromosome are XX for females and XY for males, making a total of 46 chromosomes per person. (
  • Humans have 22 chromosome pairs as well as two sex chromosomes, for a total of 46 chromosomes. (
  • Humans typically have 23 pairs of chromosomes, resulting in a total of 46 chromosomes. (
  • The baby thus conceived has a total of 46 chromosomes. (
  • Our researchers have used mice to model aneuploidy, where some cells in the embryo contain an abnormal number of chromosomes. (
  • Dr Jenny Nichols, joint senior author of the study, says that one of the most exciting applications of their new technique would be to study disorders that arise from cells that contain an abnormal number of chromosomes. (
  • Even in many 'normal' early-stage embryos, we find several cells with an abnormal number of chromosomes," explains Dr Nichols. (
  • Researchers at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at Cambridge report a mouse model of aneuploidy, where some cells in the embryo contain an abnormal number of chromosomes. (
  • These individuals are male, but the presence of an extra X chromosome causes body proportions that are female and smaller testes , with no sperm production. (
  • Prior to or at conception, a pair of 21st chromosomes in either the sperm or the egg fails to separate. (
  • One set of 23 chromosomes comes from the mother (egg cell or ovum) and the other half of the 23 pairs comes from the father (sperm cell). (
  • In rare cases, the individual inherits the extra chromosome 21 through the father's sperm. (
  • The human male gamete, also known as a sperm cell, contains 23 chromosomes in total. (
  • Y-chromosome gene deletions and cystic fibrosis gene mutations may be associated with azoospermia or a lack of sperm. (
  • A full set, or complement, of chromosomes is carried by each sperm or ovum in animals and each pollen grain or ovule in plants. (
  • Such an egg cell has two copies of HC21, and when fertilized, accepts another copy of HC21 from the sperm cell, resulting in a total of three, instead of the normal two, copies of the chromosome. (
  • This happens when the 21st pair of chromosomes from either the egg or sperm fail to separate. (
  • In humans, both sperm and eggs have one set of chromosomes, 23 in number. (
  • Most chromosome anomalies occur as an accident in the egg or sperm, and are therefore not inherited . (
  • The complete set of chromosomes in a human male. (
  • The complete set of chromosomes of an organism is known as the karyotype. (
  • A karyotype a complete set of chromosomes of a particular species. (
  • The loss or gain of one or more chromosomes is known as aneuploidy. (
  • In the case of aneuploidy, the cell may gain or lose one or more chromosomes. (
  • Cells with less than a diploid chromosome content are referred to as having hypodiploid aneuploidy. (
  • Cells with more than a diploid but less than a tetraploid complement of chromosomes are referred to as having hyperdiploid aneuploidy. (
  • The DNA index of a tumour indicates the degree of aneuploidy and it is calculated as modal number of chromosomes of the tumour population divided by the reference number of chromosomes of the normal diploid cells. (
  • Amon, the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research and a member of MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, was honored for her work in determining the consequences of aneuploidy, an abnormal chromosome number that results from mis-segregation of chromosomes during cell division. (
  • Acute myeloid leukemia with t(16;21)(q24;q22) and eosinophilia: case report and review of the literature. (
  • Complete remission induced by G-CSF in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22). (
  • We describe a case of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t(8;21) in which complete remission (CR) was obtained with G-CSF given at 10 microg/kg in the absence of concomitant cytotoxic chemotherapy . (
  • The DNA sequence of human chromosome 21. (
  • A ring chromosome occurs when a chromosome breaks in two places and the ends of the chromosome arms fuse together to form a circular structure. (
  • When fertilization occurs, resulting in conception, 23 chromosomes from the male partner comes together with 23 chromosomes from the female partner. (
  • A combination of Variant forms of a gene at a particular locus, or location, on a chromosome. (
  • alleles (alternate forms of the same gene) of closely linked Multiple places on a chromosome where specific genes or genetic markers are located, a kind of address for the gene. (
  • Here we report the sequence and gene catalogue of the long arm of chromosome 21. (
  • While great advances have been made to correct single-gene disorders, the genetic correction of hundreds of genes across an entire extra chromosome has remained outside the realm of possibility. (
  • Chromosome mutation was formerly used in a strict sense to mean a change in a chromosomal segment, involving more than one gene . (
  • Known human disorders include Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A , which may be caused by duplication of the gene encoding peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) on chromosome 17. (
  • The mouse makes an excellent model for human disease because the organisation of their DNA and their gene expression is similar to humans, with ninety-eight percent of human genes having a comparable gene in the mouse. (
  • But the technique used -- gene therapy -- was not an option for humans, so the researchers turned to the green tea compound. (
  • 2010. Chimpanzee and human Y chromosomes are remarkably divergent in structure and gene content. (
  • In this case, we had to aim at the gene called APP which is on the longest arm of chromosome 21. (
  • To survive, it has to get rid of the chromosome 21 on which the TKNEO gene was grafted. (
  • The relationships between gene expression and nuclear structure, chromosome territories in particular, are currently being elucidated experimentally. (
  • We sought to discover whether patterns in gene expression databases might exist that would mirror prevailing or recurring nuclear structure patterns, chromosome territory interactions in particular. (
  • We used human gene expression datasets, both from a tissue expression atlas and from a large set including diverse types of perturbations. (
  • A recent analysis [ 13 ] suggests that the "human gene co-expression landscape" is functionally relevant and includes house-keeping genes, tissue-specific genes, and specific pathways. (
  • The three-dimensional organization of chromosomes in the human interphase nucleus is relevant for gene regulation, yet it is far from being fully understood. (
  • The ATM gene is mutated in the human genetic disorder ataxia telangiectasia ( 58 ). (
  • DNA methylation is a common epigenetic marker and plays important roles in the regulation of gene expression, genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, embryonic development, and cancer5. (
  • At the site of the extra copy of chromosome 21, they inserted a gene called XIST. (
  • The natural function of the XIST gene is to silence (turn off) one of the two X chromosomes in female cells. (
  • They hoped to harness the "inactivation" power of the XIST gene in relation to the extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • Morgan's evidence that a specific gene is carried on the X chromosome helped confirm the chromosomal theory of inheritance. (
  • BAH domain-containing protein 1 (BAHD1) is involved in heterochromatin formation and gene repression in human cells. (
  • If there is a mistake during meiosis, a chromosome pair might fail to properly separate and distribute into each forming cell, and a gamete might be left with two copies of a gene instead of one. (
  • Previous data from the mapping of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and genes, and efforts at cDNA selection, have consistently suggested that chromosome 21 was relatively gene-poor overall, and extremely so in some regions [ 6 , 7 ]. (
  • Approximately half of chromosome 21 is a large dark band when stained with Giemsa, and such bands are known to be gene-poor, while chromosome 22 is almost entirely comprised of gene-rich R bands [ 8 , 9 ]. (
  • Chromosome 21, therefore, was expected to be relatively gene-poor. (
  • This transcriptionally competent form of Pol I is associated with Rrn3/TIF-1A and is thought to be the target of growth regulation of ribosomal gene expression in organisms ranging from yeast to humans ( 7 , 34 - 36 , 62 . (
  • We report on two unrelated patients with a proximal deletion of the long arm of chromosome 21. (
  • These results have led us to conclude that the loss of sequences from the long arm of chromosome 6 is a nonrandom and possibly biologically relevant event in human malignant melanoma. (
  • Often, the cell only has one extra copy of a certain chromosome. (
  • Having an extra copy of this chromosome means that individuals have three copies of each of its genes instead of two, making it difficult for cells to properly control how much protein is made. (
  • A portion of the chromosome is duplicated, resulting in extra genetic material. (
  • The symptoms that a child has will depend on the percent of cells in the body which have the extra chromosome. (
  • In nondisjunction, for around 90% of children, the extra chromosome comes from the mother (the egg). (
  • That is not the case, the extra chromosomes 21 now messes up the function of chromosome 21. (
  • As a result of the proteins that are messed up because of the extra chromosome 21, the lens in their eyes can be opaque leading to cataracts, abnormally shaped eyeballs can cause myopia. (
  • As the embryo develops, the extra chromosome is replicated in every cell of the body. (
  • Those cells with 47 chromosomes contain an extra chromosome 21. (
  • The cause of the extra full or partial chromosome is still unknown. (
  • To date, it is not known what causes the inheritance of the extra chromosome 21. (
  • The person has a normal set of chromosomes, but one chromosome contains extra genes from chromosome 21. (
  • Occasionally, a gamete carries extra chromosomes or not enough chromosomes. (
  • At conception, when cells begin to divide, an extra chromosome may attach to a pair of chromosomes. (
  • The extra chromosome is usually expressed with distinctive physical and mental characteristics. (
  • Trisomies are typically numbered according to the location of the extra chromosome in relation to the 23 present in the chain. (
  • Heart and organ problems are common as well, but many if not most people with this extra chromosome do survive to adulthood. (
  • Full trisomies occur when every cell in the body has an extra chromosome. (
  • In mosaic trisomies, only some cells contain the extra chromosome. (
  • People with partial trisomies have just part of the extra chromosome in their cells. (
  • In Jul 1958, while examining the chromosomes of a so-called "Mongol" child, Lejeune discovered the existence of an extra chromosome on the 21st pair. (
  • The Massachusetts researchers set out to silence the genetic expression (the activity) of the extra copy of chromosome 21. (
  • All it did was offer proof of principle that the extra copy of chromosome 21 could be turned off in DS cells in a laboratory culture. (
  • Key to Duesberg's theory is that some initial chromosomal mutation - perhaps impairing the machinery that duplicates or segregates chromosomes in preparation for cell division - screws up a cell's chromosomes, breaking some or making extra copies of others. (
  • The extra chromosome comes from the mother 88 percent of the time and from the father 12 percent of the time. (
  • How do some people end up with extra chromosomes? (
  • Most commonly, DS is due to the presence of an extra copy of a complete chromosome 21 and it is assumed that the DS phenotypic features are a direct consequence of the overexpression of some number of genes contained within 21q (21p is largely made up of ribosomal RNA genes and other repeat sequences). (
  • The mechanism by which an extra copy of chromosome 21 produces the DS phenotype is unknown and is possibly complex. (
  • Changed physical characteristics or the degree of mental impairment will vary according to the type and percentage of cells with extra genes from chromosome 21. (
  • How Many Chromosomes Are Shown in a Normal Human Karyotype? (
  • Each cell has precisely two copies of 22 chromosomes and one copy of each sex chromosome, demonstrating that human cells have a fixed and stable karyotype. (
  • The latter is what determines whether a developing embryo develops as a physiological male or female, with a male karyotype displaying the diminutive Y chromosome beside its larger X chromosome partner (women have two X chromosomes in their karyotype). (
  • A karyotype is generally an image of a completed and arranged set of chromosomes as viewed through a light microscope. (
  • A photograph of a person's chromosomes, arranged according to size, is called a karyotype. (
  • A chromosome anomaly , abnormality or aberration reflects an atypical number of chromosomes or a structural abnormality in one or more chromosomes.A Karyotype refers to a full set of chromosomes from an individual which can be compared to a "normal" Karyotype for the species via genetic testing . (
  • In humans, it has three copies instead of two, so it is called a trisomic cell. (
  • In 2004, Yamakawa's team found that the expression levels of genes in the trisomic region of MC16 in Ts1Cje mice were increased by 50%, whereas the levels of other genes on other chromosomes or the normal euploid region of MC16 were almost the same as in normal mice1. (
  • Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 46 in all: 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes. (
  • 22 pairs are considered autosomes, and the other pair are the sex chromosomes-either XY for a boy and XX for a girl. (
  • This includes 22 pairs of autosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes. (
  • Women have 22 pairs of autosomes and two X chromosomes. (
  • Men have 22 pairs of autosomes and one X and one Y chromosome. (
  • We show that increasing BAHD1 levels induces de novo DNA methylation on autosomes and a marked hypomethylation on the X chromosome (chrX). (
  • We identified 91,358 regions that have different methylation patterns in HEK-BAHD1 compared to HEK-CT cells (termed "BAHD1-DMRs"), of which 83,850 mapped on autosomes and 7508 on the X chromosome (chrX). (
  • The other chromosomes are called autosomes . (
  • What are the Different Types of Chromosome Disorders? (
  • There are several of these types of chromosome disorders that do not prevent the baby from being born, however. (
  • There are many types of chromosome anomalies. (
  • Chromatin is further condensed, through a process called supercoiling , and it is then packaged into structures called chromosomes . (
  • Modern molecular studies have provided evidence that the chromatin of lampbrush chromomeres differs in several important respects from that of condensed metaphase chromosomes. (
  • At other times the chromosome appears as a fibrous structure, called the chromonema, consisting of accumulations (called chromomeres) of chromatin, the dye-absorbing material. (
  • Previous research using microdensitometric scanning and computer graphic image analysis showed that T-banded segments of human metaphase chromosomes usually exhibit an asymmetrical distribution of high density (HD) chromatin between sister chromatids. (
  • Here, we employed the same methods to analyze HD chromatin distribution at opposite ends of T-banded human lymphocyte chromosomes. (
  • This study revealed that in most chromosomes with an asymmetrical distribution of HD chromatin at both ends, the highest densities of each arm were located in opposite chromatids. (
  • The frequency of this configuration was 0.792 per chromosome, indicating that the highest chromatin densities of the terminal segments of T-banded human chromosomes were non-randomly distributed at opposite chromosome arms. (
  • Microdensitometric scanning and computer graphic image analysis of high-resolution microphotographs of T-banded segments of human and Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) chromosomes allowed the detection of a differential distribution of HD sub-telomeric chromatin between sister chromatids. (
  • These patterns were confirmed by scanning T-banded endoreduplicated CHO chromosomes in which the same interchromatid distribution of HD chromatin appeared in both sister chromosomes (Drets and Mendizábal, 1998). (
  • Nevertheless, quantitative computerized microdensitometrical analyses on the distribution of HD chromatin at opposite ends of T-banded chromosomes have not yet been reported. (
  • Therefore, we performed microdensitometric scanning and computer graphic image analysis to study HD chromatin distribution at T-banded human chromosomes that showed asymmetry at opposite ends. (
  • When the chromosomes reach the mitotic poles, the nuclear envelope reforms while chromatin decondenses to form chromosome territories (for a review, see Cremer and Cremer, 2001 ). (
  • Here, we utilize chromatin immunoprecipitation from a highly enriched nucleolar chromatin fraction to show for the first time that UBF binding in vivo is not restricted to known regulatory sequences but extends across the entire intergenic spacer and transcribed region of Xenopus , human, and mouse rDNA repeats. (
  • This creates cells with 47 chromosomes rather than 46. (
  • The Philadelphia chromosome in chronic granulocytic leukaemia was studied in detail with the help of traditional metaphase cytogenetics. (
  • It is in a highly dynamic state that facilitates localised transcription whilst keeping the chromosome safe from structural changes that might impede its orderly progression up to and through meiotic metaphase 1. (
  • 2004) confer high resistance to heat denaturation to the terminal regions of metaphase chromosomes which results in selective staining after T-banding (Dutrillaux, 1973). (
  • Antibody staining of metaphase chromosomes confirms the presence of two classes of NOR in human cells, active and inactive ( 21 , 50 , 61 ). (
  • Most human cells contain 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a a total of 46. (
  • There are quite a few syndromes which are the result of deletions of small portions of chromosomes. (
  • Five patients with more than one informative locus had allele losses consistent with the loss of the entire long arm (or of an entire copy) of chromosome 6, while four other patients demonstrated terminal deletions of 6q. (
  • He argues, instead, that carcinogenesis is initiated by a disruption of the chromosomes, which leads to duplicates, deletions, breaks and other chromosomal damage that alter the balance of tens of thousands of genes. (
  • loci that are found in a single chromosome and tend to be inherited together. (
  • Several anonymous loci for monogenic disorders and predispositions for common complex disorders have also been mapped to this chromosome, and loss of heterozygosity has been observed in regions associated with solid tumours. (
  • Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was used as a molecular genetic approach to examine loci on chromosome 6q for loss of constitutional heterozygosity (LOH). (
  • In contrast to the frequency of 6q loss, LOH was observed at loci on four other chromosomes (1, 11, 16, 17) in only 5% of cases. (
  • chromosome 21, scientists have found that the vast majority of human populations around the globe fall into only three haplotypes. (
  • Another human chromosome has been decoded completely by an international team of scientists. (
  • In order to fully read chromosome 14, scientists compared its DNA with the mouse and zebrafish genomes. (
  • In the year 2000, an international team of scientists successfully identified and catalogued each of the approximately 329 genes on chromosome 21. (
  • While the human genetic code was cracked more than a decade ago, scientists have only recently begun to understand how these molecules fold to fit into a single cellular structure little more than 10 microns in diameter - the equivalent of packing 24 miles of fine thread into a tennis ball. (
  • It wasn't until 1956, when I was 11 years old, that scientists discovered how many chromosomes humans had (23 pairs for a total of 46). (
  • The two scientists have now found 160 DNA substitutions on the Y chromosome. (
  • The two scientists are continuing to analyze DNA from more people in addition to studying DNA markers on other chromosomes to sharpen their genetic picture of our earliest human ancestors. (
  • Today, scientists are finding more and more differences in DNA from humans and chimps. (
  • The discovery has heightened the concerns of many scientists about the risks involved in the pursuit of human cloning. (
  • Scientists have found that mammals, including humans, have two navigation aids in their brains like a tiny compass and map, giving them an inbuilt sense of direction -even in the dark. (
  • Scientists at the University of Cambridge have for the first time shown that it is possible to derive from a human embryo so-called 'naïve' pluripotent stem cells - one of the most flexible types of stem cell, which can develop into all human tissue other than the placenta. (
  • Once arranged and ordered, scientists can then study the number and appearance of chromosomes. (
  • Angelika Amon, an MIT professor of biology, is one of five scientists who will receive a 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, given for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life. (
  • Our scientists pursue fundamental research that advances human knowledge, which in turn leads to a better world. (
  • Chromosome 22 should be the smallest, but the scientists made a mistake when they first numbered them! (
  • Pure proximal deletion of chromosome 21 and kyphosis. (
  • During a deletion, a part of the chromosome is lost, causing a loss of the genes on that portion of the chromosome. (
  • Cri du chat , which means "cry of the cat," is a chromosome disorder that is caused by the deletion of part of chromosome 5. (
  • The three major single-chromosome mutations: deletion (1), duplication (2) and inversion (3). (
  • Fortunately, such deletion syndromes are rare, demonstrating the fidelity with which the chromosomes usually pair during meiosis. (
  • A mutation at the 16th chromosome, for instance, is thought to occur in about 1% percent of all pregnancies, but these pregnancies usually result in miscarriages during the first trimester due to severe defects in the fetus . (
  • Most of the time, modern ultrasound technology and prenatal screening can detect likely cases of chromosome mutation well before delivery. (
  • According to evolutionarybiologist Robert May, President of Britain's Royal Society, "Weshare half our genes with the banana" (2001), but genes only makeup 2% of human DNA - the answer depends on what proportion of theremaining 98% is the same. (
  • Chromosome anomalies usually occur when there is an error in cell division following meiosis or mitosis . (
  • Abnormal cells with numerical and/or structural anomalies of chromosomes have been observed in as many as 80-90% of human early stage embryos following in vitro fertilization. (
  • Every cell in the body of every living organism contains DNA in threadlike structures called chromosomes. (
  • Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. (
  • To store this important material, DNA molecules are tightly packed around proteins called histones to make structures called chromosomes . (
  • The smallest is chromosome 21 with around 3,000 genes. (
  • Chromosome 21 is the smallest human autosome. (
  • The smallest chromosome, chromosome 21, contains about 300 genes. (
  • During an inversion, a portion of the chromosome breaks off and reattaches in the inverted position, causing the sequence of the genes on that portion to be reversed. (
  • A portion of the chromosome is missing or deleted. (
  • A portion of the chromosome has broken off, turned upside down, and reattached, therefore the genetic material is inverted. (
  • Following this idea, we used a transfected-cell array technique to perform a rapid and cost-effective analysis of the intracellular distribution of Chr 21 proteins. (
  • Human One of the threadlike 'packages' of genes and other DNA in the nucleus of a cell. (
  • Changes involving chromosome 21 can include a missing segment of the chromosome in each cell (partial monosomy 21) and a circular structure called ring chromosome 21. (
  • A sex cell, or a gamete, thus has 23 chromosomes when this happens as it should. (
  • When these abnormal sex cells are involved in fertilization, the resulting cell will have the wrong number of chromosomes. (
  • If the cell has too many chromosomes, this is called polyploidy. (
  • If the cell has one copy of a chromosome, it is called a monosomic cell. (
  • Humans are born with 23 pairs of chromosomes, including two sex chromosomes, for a total of 46 in each cell. (
  • How many X chromosomes are found on an egg cell? (
  • Eukaryotic cells, including human cells, form paired condensed chromosomes before cell division. (
  • Researchers working at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) and Saitama University have discovered that the photosynthetic cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus shows eukaryotic condensed chromosome-like DNA compaction prior to cell division , and were able to reveal details of the transiently formed structure. (
  • These new findings may deepen our understanding of how the eukaryotic cell arrived at a system using condensed chromosomes in the long evolution of biological cells. (
  • These are arranged in 24 distinct bundles called chromosomes and are found in the nucleus of every cell in our bodies. (
  • The research involves a combination of tissue culture to understand cell-cell communication and genetically-modified mice to mimic human disease and to test potential new medicines. (
  • When a cell divides, one of each pair of chromosomes goes to each daughter cell. (
  • With a nondisjunction, the two chromosomes of a pair do not split properly which results in 2 copies of the chromosome going to one cell and no copies going to the other cell. (
  • In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. (
  • Chromosomes are the main source of chemical information which determines that the cell should become like its parent cell. (
  • To solve the "diploid problem," Tan, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, developed an algorithm based on the way chromosomes are separated in a cell. (
  • With our algorithm, we are able to create a beautiful 3D picture of all 46 chromosomes in each cell," said Tan. (
  • In addition to visualizing chromosome structure in a cell, the approach allowed Tan to tell different cells apart without prior knowledge. (
  • Each cell in the human body has 23 pairs of chromosomes, strands of DNA. (
  • How Many Chromosomes Are Contained in a Human Male Gamete Cell? (
  • Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, giving each cell a total of 46. (
  • Chromosomes are made up of bundles of DNA called genes, which hold the information for cell function. (
  • Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes - or a total of 46 per cell. (
  • Each chromosome occupies an individual, spatially-limited space with a preferential position relative to the nuclear centre that may be specific to the cell and tissue type. (
  • The functions of genes involved in inter-chromosome co-expression relationships are non-random and predominantly related to cell-cell communication and reaction to external stimuli. (
  • The term chromosome is usually reserved for the structure when it is condensed and readily visible during cell division (see mitosis mitosis , process of nuclear division in a living cell by which the carriers of hereditary information, or the chromosomes, are exactly replicated and the two copies distributed to identical daughter nuclei. (
  • When the germ cells divide in the two-step process of meiosis meiosis , process of nuclear division in a living cell by which the number of chromosomes is reduced to half the original number. (
  • the chromosomes are separated in such a way that each daughter cell receives a haploid (half the diploid) number of chromosomes. (
  • Chromosomes are found in all organisms with a cell nucleus (eukaryotes) and are located within the nucleus. (
  • Sexually reproducing organisms in both the plant and animal kingdoms begin their development by the fusion of two haploid germ cells and are thus diploid (2 n ), with two sets of chromosomes in each body cell. (
  • These two sets of chromosomes carry virtually all the thousands of genes of each cell, with the exception of the tiny number in the mitochrondria (in animal), and a few plant chloroplasts. (
  • Chromosomes can change their conformation and degree of compaction throughout the cell cycle. (
  • There are 46 chromosomes which are arranged in 23 pairs in each cell in the human body. (
  • Every cell in the human body originates from one fertilized egg, or zygote, that duplicates itself again and again to create the different cells and tissues of the body. (
  • Moreover, they have generated new ideas about cell cycle control of nucleolar assembly, the dynamics of the delivery of the RNA processing machinery, the formation of prenucleolar bodies, the role of precursor ribosomal RNAs in stabilizing the nucleolar machinery and the fact that nucleolar assembly is completed by cooperative interactions between chromosome territories. (
  • Using human AECs and cell lines, we demonstrate that cadherin-26 (CDH26) is abundantly expressed in differentiated AECs, localizes to the cell apices near ciliary membranes, and has functional cadherin domains with homotypic binding. (
  • Human beings have 23 pairs of chromosomes in every cell, which makes 46 chromosomes in total. (
  • Within each nucleus of the human cell there are a set of 46 chromosomes, arranged in 23 pairs. (
  • Two copies of chromosome 21, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. (
  • Formed by the mirror image copy of a chromosome segment including the centromere. (
  • Different kinds of organisms have different numbers of chromosomes. (
  • Chromosomes are thread-shaped structures that are found in cells of living organisms and that contain DNA , a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for those organisms. (
  • Chromosomes appear microscopically as a linear arrangement of genes, the factors that determine the inherited characteristics of all living organisms. (
  • Although this approach has been extended to ancient material from a number of organisms, there is particular interest in genomic analyses of ancient human populations ( 2 ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ - 9 ). (
  • The number and appearance of chromosomes can very dramatically between different organisms. (
  • A chromosome disorder can be caused by an alteration in the number of chromosomes in a cell's nucleus or by an alteration in the structure of a chromosome. (
  • Telomere-led chromosome movements are a conserved feature of meiosis I (MI) prophase. (
  • In meiosis, What happens to the number of chromosomes? (
  • Nondisjunction: the members of a pair of homologous chromosomes do not move apart properly during meiosis I or II. (
  • The reduction process whereby the chromosome number is halved during gametogenesis is known as meiosis . (
  • If during meiosis the chromosomes of a pair fail to separate then both members of the pair pass into the same gamete (gametes are the male and female germ cells). (