Codon, Nonsense: An amino acid-specifying codon that has been converted to a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR) by mutation. Its occurance is abnormal causing premature termination of protein translation and results in production of truncated and non-functional proteins. A nonsense mutation is one that converts an amino acid-specific codon to a stop codon.Codon: A set of three nucleotides in a protein coding sequence that specifies individual amino acids or a termination signal (CODON, TERMINATOR). Most codons are universal, but some organisms do not produce the transfer RNAs (RNA, TRANSFER) complementary to all codons. These codons are referred to as unassigned codons (CODONS, NONSENSE).Codon, Terminator: Any codon that signals the termination of genetic translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC). PEPTIDE TERMINATION FACTORS bind to the stop codon and trigger the hydrolysis of the aminoacyl bond connecting the completed polypeptide to the tRNA. Terminator codons do not specify amino acids.Codon, Initiator: A codon that directs initiation of protein translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC) by stimulating the binding of initiator tRNA (RNA, TRANSFER, MET). In prokaryotes, the codons AUG or GUG can act as initiators while in eukaryotes, AUG is the only initiator codon.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Mutation: 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.Molecular Sequence Data: 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.Suppression, Genetic: Mutation process that restores the wild-type PHENOTYPE in an organism possessing a mutationally altered GENOTYPE. The second "suppressor" mutation may be on a different gene, on the same gene but located at a distance from the site of the primary mutation, or in extrachromosomal genes (EXTRACHROMOSOMAL INHERITANCE).DNA Mutational Analysis: Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.Exons: 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.Pedigree: 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.Frameshift Mutation: A type of mutation in which a number of NUCLEOTIDES deleted from or inserted into a protein coding sequence is not divisible by three, thereby causing an alteration in the READING FRAMES of the entire coding sequence downstream of the mutation. These mutations may be induced by certain types of MUTAGENS or may occur spontaneously.Amino Acid Sequence: 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.Protein Biosynthesis: The biosynthesis of PEPTIDES and PROTEINS on RIBOSOMES, directed by MESSENGER RNA, via TRANSFER RNA that is charged with standard proteinogenic AMINO ACIDS.Genetic Code: The meaning ascribed to the BASE SEQUENCE with respect to how it is translated into AMINO ACID SEQUENCE. The start, stop, and order of amino acids of a protein is specified by consecutive triplets of nucleotides called codons (CODON).Peptide Chain Termination, Translational: A process of GENETIC TRANSLATION whereby the terminal amino acid is added to a lengthening polypeptide. This termination process is signaled from the MESSENGER RNA, by one of three termination codons (CODON, TERMINATOR) that immediately follows the last amino acid-specifying CODON.RNA, Messenger: 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.Point Mutation: A mutation caused by the substitution of one nucleotide for another. This results in the DNA molecule having a change in a single base pair.Mutation, Missense: A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.RNA, Transfer: The small RNA molecules, 73-80 nucleotides long, that function during translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC) to align AMINO ACIDS at the RIBOSOMES in a sequence determined by the mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER). There are about 30 different transfer RNAs. Each recognizes a specific CODON set on the mRNA through its own ANTICODON and as aminoacyl tRNAs (RNA, TRANSFER, AMINO ACYL), each carries a specific amino acid to the ribosome to add to the elongating peptide chains.Polymerase Chain Reaction: 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.Alleles: Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.Escherichia coli: 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.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.Peptide Termination Factors: Proteins that are involved in the peptide chain termination reaction (PEPTIDE CHAIN TERMINATION, TRANSLATIONAL) on RIBOSOMES. They include codon-specific class-I release factors, which recognize stop signals (TERMINATOR CODON) in the MESSENGER RNA; and codon-nonspecific class-II release factors.Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational: Variation in a population's DNA sequence that is detected by determining alterations in the conformation of denatured DNA fragments. Denatured DNA fragments are allowed to renature under conditions that prevent the formation of double-stranded DNA and allow secondary structure to form in single stranded fragments. These fragments are then run through polyacrylamide gels to detect variations in the secondary structure that is manifested as an alteration in migration through the gels.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Cloning, Molecular: 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.Genes, Recessive: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.Genes: 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.Introns: 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.Anticodon: The sequential set of three nucleotides in TRANSFER RNA that interacts with its complement in MESSENGER RNA, the CODON, during translation in the ribosome.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.Consanguinity: The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.RNA Splicing: The ultimate exclusion of nonsense sequences or intervening sequences (introns) before the final RNA transcript is sent to the cytoplasm.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Sequence Deletion: Deletion of sequences of nucleic acids from the genetic material of an individual.Triose-Phosphate Isomerase: An enzyme that catalyzes reversibly the conversion of D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate to dihydroxyacetone phosphate. A deficiency in humans causes nonspherocytic hemolytic disease (ANEMIA, HEMOLYTIC, CONGENITAL NONSPHEROCYTIC). EC 5.3.1.1.DNA Primers: 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.Ribosomes: Multicomponent ribonucleoprotein structures found in the CYTOPLASM of all cells, and in MITOCHONDRIA, and PLASTIDS. They function in PROTEIN BIOSYNTHESIS via GENETIC TRANSLATION.Genes, Bacterial: The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.Polymorphism, Genetic: 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.Saccharomyces cerevisiae: 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.Peptide Chain Initiation, Translational: A process of GENETIC TRANSLATION whereby the formation of a peptide chain is started. It includes assembly of the RIBOSOME components, the MESSENGER RNA coding for the polypeptide to be made, INITIATOR TRNA, and PEPTIDE INITIATION FACTORS; and placement of the first amino acid in the peptide chain. The details and components of this process are unique for prokaryotic protein biosynthesis and eukaryotic protein biosynthesis.Plasmids: 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.Base Composition: The relative amounts of the PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in a nucleic acid.Transcription, Genetic: The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.DNA: 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).Paromomycin: An oligosaccharide antibiotic produced by various STREPTOMYCES.Reading Frames: The three possible sequences of CODONS by which GENETIC TRANSLATION may occur from one nucleotide sequence. A segment of mRNA 5'AUCCGA3' could be translated as 5'AUC.. or 5'UCC.. or 5'CCG.., depending on the location of the START CODON.Genes, Suppressor: Genes that have a suppressor allele or suppressor mutation (SUPPRESSION, GENETIC) which cancels the effect of a previous mutation, enabling the wild-type phenotype to be maintained or partially restored. For example, amber suppressors cancel the effect of an AMBER NONSENSE MUTATION.Nucleic Acid Conformation: The spatial arrangement of the atoms of a nucleic acid or polynucleotide that results in its characteristic 3-dimensional shape.Restriction Mapping: Use of restriction endonucleases to analyze and generate a physical map of genomes, genes, or other segments of DNA.RNA, Transfer, Ser: A transfer RNA which is specific for carrying serine to sites on the ribosomes in preparation for protein synthesis.Genes, Dominant: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE both in the homozygous and the heterozygous state.Evolution, Molecular: The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.RNA, Transfer, Trp: A transfer RNA which is specific for carrying tryptophan to sites on the ribosomes in preparation for protein synthesis.RNA Splice Sites: Nucleotide sequences located at the ends of EXONS and recognized in pre-messenger RNA by SPLICEOSOMES. They are joined during the RNA SPLICING reaction, forming the junctions between exons.Alternative Splicing: A process whereby multiple RNA transcripts are generated from a single gene. Alternative splicing involves the splicing together of other possible sets of EXONS during the processing of some, but not all, transcripts of the gene. Thus a particular exon may be connected to any one of several alternative exons to form a mature RNA. The alternative forms of mature MESSENGER RNA produce PROTEIN ISOFORMS in which one part of the isoforms is common while the other parts are different.Models, Genetic: 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.Terminator Regions, Genetic: DNA sequences recognized as signals to end GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION.Genetic Complementation Test: A test used to determine whether or not complementation (compensation in the form of dominance) will occur in a cell with a given mutant phenotype when another mutant genome, encoding the same mutant phenotype, is introduced into that cell.Frameshifting, Ribosomal: A directed change in translational READING FRAMES that allows the production of a single protein from two or more OVERLAPPING GENES. The process is programmed by the nucleotide sequence of the MRNA and is sometimes also affected by the secondary or tertiary mRNA structure. It has been described mainly in VIRUSES (especially RETROVIRUSES); RETROTRANSPOSONS; and bacterial insertion elements but also in some cellular genes.Sequence Homology, Amino Acid: The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.RNA, Transfer, Amino Acyl: Intermediates in protein biosynthesis. The compounds are formed from amino acids, ATP and transfer RNA, a reaction catalyzed by aminoacyl tRNA synthetase. They are key compounds in the genetic translation process.Exome: That part of the genome that corresponds to the complete complement of EXONS of an organism or cell.Sequence Alignment: 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.OxadiazolesGerm-Line Mutation: Any detectable and heritable alteration in the lineage of germ cells. Mutations in these cells (i.e., "generative" cells ancestral to the gametes) are transmitted to progeny while those in somatic cells are not.Genetic Linkage: The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid: 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.RNA, Transfer, Gln: A transfer RNA which is specific for carrying glutamine to sites on the ribosomes in preparation for protein synthesis.Amino Acid Substitution: The naturally occurring or experimentally induced replacement of one or more AMINO ACIDS in a protein with another. If a functionally equivalent amino acid is substituted, the protein may retain wild-type activity. Substitution may also diminish, enhance, or eliminate protein function. Experimentally induced substitution is often used to study enzyme activities and binding site properties.DNA, Complementary: 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.Genes, ras: Family of retrovirus-associated DNA sequences (ras) originally isolated from Harvey (H-ras, Ha-ras, rasH) and Kirsten (K-ras, Ki-ras, rasK) murine sarcoma viruses. Ras genes are widely conserved among animal species and sequences corresponding to both H-ras and K-ras genes have been detected in human, avian, murine, and non-vertebrate genomes. The closely related N-ras gene has been detected in human neuroblastoma and sarcoma cell lines. All genes of the family have a similar exon-intron structure and each encodes a p21 protein.Gene Deletion: 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.Selection, Genetic: Differential and non-random reproduction of different genotypes, operating to alter the gene frequencies within a population.Bacterial Proteins: Proteins found in any species of bacterium.Genes, p53: Tumor suppressor genes located on the short arm of human chromosome 17 and coding for the phosphoprotein p53.Mutagenesis: Process of generating a genetic MUTATION. It may occur spontaneously or be induced by MUTAGENS.Genes, Fungal: The functional hereditary units of FUNGI.Mutagenesis, Site-Directed: Genetically engineered MUTAGENESIS at a specific site in the DNA molecule that introduces a base substitution, or an insertion or deletion.Aminoglycosides: Glycosylated compounds in which there is an amino substituent on the glycoside. Some of them are clinically important ANTIBIOTICS.Aniridia: A congenital abnormality in which there is only a rudimentary iris. This is due to the failure of the optic cup to grow. Aniridia also occurs in a hereditary form, usually autosomal dominant.RNA Helicases: A family of proteins that promote unwinding of RNA during splicing and translation.Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of hereditary conditions characterized by malformed DENTAL ENAMEL, usually involving DENTAL ENAMEL HYPOPLASIA and/or TOOTH HYPOMINERALIZATION.Genetic Variation: Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.RNA, Fungal: Ribonucleic acid in fungi having regulatory and catalytic roles as well as involvement in protein synthesis.Globins: A superfamily of proteins containing the globin fold which is composed of 6-8 alpha helices arranged in a characterstic HEME enclosing structure.Thalassemia: A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.Haplotypes: 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.Genes, Viral: The functional hereditary units of VIRUSES.Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length: 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.Operon: In bacteria, a group of metabolically related genes, with a common promoter, whose transcription into a single polycistronic MESSENGER RNA is under the control of an OPERATOR REGION.Amino Acids: Organic compounds that generally contain an amino (-NH2) and a carboxyl (-COOH) group. Twenty alpha-amino acids are the subunits which are polymerized to form proteins.Cell Line: Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.Species Specificity: 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.Oligonucleotide Probes: Synthetic or natural oligonucleotides used in hybridization studies in order to identify and study specific nucleic acid fragments, e.g., DNA segments near or within a specific gene locus or gene. The 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 probe include the radioisotope labels 32P and 125I and the chemical label biotin.Gene Expression: The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.RNA, Bacterial: Ribonucleic acid in bacteria having regulatory and catalytic roles as well as involvement in protein synthesis.Transfection: The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.Proteins: Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.Gentamicins: A complex of closely related aminoglycosides obtained from MICROMONOSPORA purpurea and related species. They are broad-spectrum antibiotics, but may cause ear and kidney damage. They act to inhibit PROTEIN BIOSYNTHESIS.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Abnormalities, MultipleMembrane Proteins: Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.Genetic Diseases, X-Linked: Genetic diseases that are linked to gene mutations on the X CHROMOSOME in humans (X CHROMOSOME, HUMAN) or the X CHROMOSOME in other species. Included here are animal models of human X-linked diseases.Eye Abnormalities: Congenital absence of or defects in structures of the eye; may also be hereditary.beta-Galactosidase: A group of enzymes that catalyzes the hydrolysis of terminal, non-reducing beta-D-galactose residues in beta-galactosides. Deficiency of beta-Galactosidase A1 may cause GANGLIOSIDOSIS, GM1.Amebicides: Agents which are destructive to amebae, especially the parasitic species causing AMEBIASIS in man and animal.Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins: Proteins obtained from the species SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE. The function of specific proteins from this organism are the subject of intense scientific interest and have been used to derive basic understanding of the functioning similar proteins in higher eukaryotes.Transcription Factors: Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.DNA Restriction Enzymes: 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.RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional: Post-transcriptional biological modification of messenger, transfer, or ribosomal RNAs or their precursors. It includes cleavage, methylation, thiolation, isopentenylation, pseudouridine formation, conformational changes, and association with ribosomal protein.Gene Expression Regulation: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.PseudouridineViral Proteins: Proteins found in any species of virus.DNA, Bacterial: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.Fungal Proteins: Proteins found in any species of fungus.Blotting, Northern: Detection of RNA 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.DNA-Binding Proteins: 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.Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction: A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Founder Effect: A phenomenon that is observed when a small subgroup of a larger POPULATION establishes itself as a separate and isolated entity. The subgroup's GENE POOL carries only a fraction of the genetic diversity of the parental population resulting in an increased frequency of certain diseases in the subgroup, especially those diseases known to be autosomal recessive.Eye ProteinsHeterozygote Detection: Identification of genetic carriers for a given trait.Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial: Any of the processes by which cytoplasmic or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in bacteria.Mutagenesis, Insertional: Mutagenesis where the mutation is caused by the introduction of foreign DNA sequences into a gene or extragenic sequence. This may occur spontaneously in vivo or be experimentally induced in vivo or in vitro. Proviral DNA insertions into or adjacent to a cellular proto-oncogene can interrupt GENETIC TRANSLATION of the coding sequences or interfere with recognition of regulatory elements and cause unregulated expression of the proto-oncogene resulting in tumor formation.Pseudogenes: Genes bearing close resemblance to known genes at different loci, but rendered non-functional by additions or deletions in structure that prevent normal transcription or translation. When lacking introns and containing a poly-A segment near the downstream end (as a result of reverse copying from processed nuclear RNA into double-stranded DNA), they are called processed genes.Blotting, Southern: 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.Gene Frequency: The proportion of one particular in the total of all ALLELES for one genetic locus in a breeding POPULATION.Promoter Regions, Genetic: DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.Hypobetalipoproteinemias: Conditions with abnormally low levels of BETA-LIPOPROTEINS (low density lipoproteins or LDL) in the blood. It is defined as LDL values equal to or less than the 5th percentile for the population. They include the autosomal dominant form involving mutation of the APOLIPOPROTEINS B gene, and the autosomal recessive form involving mutation of the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein. All are characterized by low LDL and dietary fat malabsorption.Peptide Chain Elongation, Translational: A process of GENETIC TRANSLATION, when an amino acid is transferred from its cognate TRANSFER RNA to the lengthening chain of PEPTIDES.Haploinsufficiency: A copy number variation that results in reduced GENE DOSAGE due to any loss-of-function mutation. The loss of heterozygosity is associated with abnormal phenotypes or diseased states because the remaining gene is insufficient.Genetic Diseases, Inborn: Diseases that are caused by genetic mutations present during embryo or fetal development, although they may be observed later in life. The mutations may be inherited from a parent's genome or they may be acquired in utero.Genetic Testing: Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.Retinitis Pigmentosa: Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the retina characterized by night blindness and progressive contraction of the visual field.Carrier Proteins: Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.Amino Acyl-tRNA Synthetases: A subclass of enzymes that aminoacylate AMINO ACID-SPECIFIC TRANSFER RNA with their corresponding AMINO ACIDS.RNA, Transfer, Glu: A transfer RNA which is specific for carrying glutamic acid to sites on the ribosomes in preparation for protein synthesis.Nucleic Acid Hybridization: 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)Genetic Heterogeneity: The presence of apparently similar characters for which the genetic evidence indicates that different genes or different genetic mechanisms are involved in different pedigrees. In clinical settings genetic heterogeneity refers to the presence of a variety of genetic defects which cause the same disease, often due to mutations at different loci on the same gene, a finding common to many human diseases including ALZHEIMER DISEASE; CYSTIC FIBROSIS; LIPOPROTEIN LIPASE DEFICIENCY, FAMILIAL; and POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASES. (Rieger, et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed; Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Ethylnitrosourea: A nitrosourea compound with alkylating, carcinogenic, and mutagenic properties.Asian Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.Intellectual Disability: 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)Isopentenyladenosine: N(6)-[delta(3)-isopentenyl]adenosine. Isopentenyl derivative of adenosine which is a member of the cytokinin family of plant growth regulators.RNA, Transfer, Arg: A transfer RNA which is specific for carrying arginine to sites on the ribosomes in preparation for protein synthesis.Genes, Reporter: Genes whose expression is easily detectable and therefore used to study promoter activity at many positions in a target genome. In recombinant DNA technology, these genes may be attached to a promoter region of interest.Genetic Association Studies: The analysis of a sequence such as a region of a chromosome, a haplotype, a gene, or an allele for its involvement in controlling the phenotype of a specific trait, metabolic pathway, or disease.DNA, Recombinant: Biologically active DNA which has been formed by the in vitro joining of segments of DNA from different sources. It includes the recombination joint or edge of a heteroduplex region where two recombining DNA molecules are connected.RNA Precursors: RNA transcripts of the DNA that are in some unfinished stage of post-transcriptional processing (RNA PROCESSING, POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL) required for function. RNA precursors may undergo several steps of RNA SPLICING during which the phosphodiester bonds at exon-intron boundaries are cleaved and the introns are excised. Consequently a new bond is formed between the ends of the exons. Resulting mature RNAs can then be used; for example, mature mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER) is used as a template for protein production.Nonsense Mediated mRNA Decay: An mRNA metabolic process that distinguishes a normal STOP CODON from a premature stop codon (NONSENSE CODON) and facilitates rapid degradation of aberrant mRNAs containing premature stop codons.Mental Retardation, X-Linked: A class of genetic disorders resulting in INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY that is associated either with mutations of GENES located on the X CHROMOSOME or aberrations in the structure of the X chromosome (SEX CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS).Oligonucleotides: Polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesized to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES). (Dorland, 28th ed)Genes, APC: Tumor suppressor genes located in the 5q21 region on the long arm of human chromosome 5. The mutation of these genes is associated with familial adenomatous polyposis (ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS COLI) and GARDNER SYNDROME, as well as some sporadic colorectal cancers.Recombination, Genetic: 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.Oligodeoxyribonucleotides: A group of deoxyribonucleotides (up to 12) in which the phosphate residues of each deoxyribonucleotide act as bridges in forming diester linkages between the deoxyribose moieties.Metabolism, Inborn Errors: Errors in metabolic processes resulting from inborn genetic mutations that are inherited or acquired in utero.RNA, Transfer, Amino Acid-Specific: A group of transfer RNAs which are specific for carrying each one of the 20 amino acids to the ribosome in preparation for protein synthesis.Trans-Activators: Diffusible gene products that act on homologous or heterologous molecules of viral or cellular DNA to regulate the expression of proteins.RNA, Transfer, Tyr: A transfer RNA which is specific for carrying tyrosine to sites on the ribosomes in preparation for protein synthesis.Arginine: An essential amino acid that is physiologically active in the L-form.Dystrophin: A muscle protein localized in surface membranes which is the product of the Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy gene. Individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually lack dystrophin completely while those with Becker muscular dystrophy have dystrophin of an altered size. It shares features with other cytoskeletal proteins such as SPECTRIN and alpha-actinin but the precise function of dystrophin is not clear. One possible role might be to preserve the integrity and alignment of the plasma membrane to the myofibrils during muscle contraction and relaxation. MW 400 kDa.Epidermolysis Bullosa, Junctional: Form of epidermolysis bullosa having onset at birth or during the neonatal period and transmitted through autosomal recessive inheritance. It is characterized by generalized blister formation, extensive denudation, and separation and cleavage of the basal cell plasma membranes from the basement membrane.Chromosome Deletion: Actual loss of portion of a chromosome.HeLa Cells: The first continuously cultured human malignant CELL LINE, derived from the cervical carcinoma of Henrietta Lacks. These cells are used for VIRUS CULTIVATION and antitumor drug screening assays.Eye Diseases, Hereditary: Transmission of gene defects or chromosomal aberrations/abnormalities which are expressed in extreme variation in the structure or function of the eye. These may be evident at birth, but may be manifested later with progression of the disorder.Gene Order: The sequential location of genes on a chromosome.

Infrequent translation of a nonsense codon is sufficient to decrease mRNA level. (1/1486)

In many organisms nonsense mutations decrease the level of mRNA. In the case of mammalian cells, it is still controversial whether translation is required for this nonsense-mediated RNA decrease (NMD). Although previous analyzes have shown that conditions that impede translation termination at nonsense codons also prevent NMD, the residual level of termination was unknown in these experiments. Moreover, the conditions used to impede termination might also have interfered with NMD in other ways. Because of these uncertainties, we have tested the effects of limiting translation of a nonsense codon in a different way, using two mutations in the immunoglobulin mu heavy chain gene. For this purpose we exploited an exceptional nonsense mutation at codon 3, which efficiently terminates translation but nonetheless maintains a high level of mu mRNA. We have shown 1) that translation of Ter462 in the double mutant occurs at only approximately 4% the normal frequency, and 2) that Ter462 in cis with Ter3 can induce NMD. That is, translation of Ter462 at this low (4%) frequency is sufficient to induce NMD.  (+info)

Genetic heterogeneity in propionic acidemia patients with alpha-subunit defects. Identification of five novel mutations, one of them causing instability of the protein. (2/1486)

The inherited metabolic disease propionic acidemia (PA) can result from mutations in either of the genes PCCA or PCCB, which encode the alpha and beta subunits, respectively, of the mitochondrial enzyme propionyl CoA-carboxylase. In this work we have analyzed the molecular basis of PCCA gene defects, studying mRNA levels and identifying putative disease causing mutations. A total of 10 different mutations, none predominant, are present in a sample of 24 mutant alleles studied. Five novel mutations are reported here for the first time. A neutral polymorphism and a variant allele present in the general population were also detected. To examine the effect of a point mutation (M348K) involving a highly conserved residue, we have carried out in vitro expression of normal and mutant PCCA cDNA and analyzed the mitochondrial import and stability of the resulting proteins. Both wild-type and mutant proteins were imported into mitochondria and processed into the mature form with similar efficiency, but the mature mutant M348K protein decayed more rapidly than did the wild-type, indicating a reduced stability, which is probably the disease-causing mechanism.  (+info)

Facile characterization of translation initiation via nonsense codon suppression. (3/1486)

A new strategy for studying the mechanism of translation initiation in eukaryotes has been developed. The strategy involves the use of an in vitro translation system to incorporate a non-natural fluorescent amino acid into a protein from a suppressor tRNAPheCUA misacylated with that amino acid. It is thereby possible to monitor translation initiation efficiency at an AUG codon in different contexts; this is illustrated for three constructs encoding Escherichia coli dihydrofolate reductase mRNA with different translation initiation regions. Fluorescence measurements after in vitro translation of the mRNAs in rabbit reticulocyte lysate reflected differences in the position and efficiency of translation initiation and, therefore, can be used for characterization of the translation initiation process.  (+info)

A newly identified patient with clinical xeroderma pigmentosum phenotype has a non-sense mutation in the DDB2 gene and incomplete repair in (6-4) photoproducts. (4/1486)

We report here a patient (Ops1) with clinical photosensitivity, including pigmented or depigmented macules and patches, and multiple skin neoplasias (malignant melanomas, basal cell carcinomas, and squamous cell carcinomas in situ) in sun-exposed areas. These clinical features are reminiscent of xeroderma pigmentosum. As cells from Ops1 showed normal levels in DNA repair synthesis in vivo (unscheduled DNA synthesis and recovery of RNA synthesis after ultraviolet irradiation), we performed a postreplication repair assay and recovery of replicative DNA synthesis after ultraviolet irradiation to investigate if Ops1 cells belonged to a xeroderma pigmentosum variant pattern. Ops1 cells were normal, but there was an incomplete pattern repair in (6-4) photoproducts in contrast to a normal pattern repair in cis-syn cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers by repair kinetics using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Moreover, Ops1 cells were defective in a damage-specific DNA binding protein and carried a non-sense mutation in the DDB2 gene. These results suggest that (i) the DDB2 gene is somewhat related to skin carcinogenesis, photoaging skin, and the removal of (6-4) photoproducts; (ii) although it is believed that cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers are the principal mutagenic lesion and (6-4) photoproducts are less likely to contribute to ultraviolet-induced mutations in mammals, Ops1 is one of the ultraviolet-induced mutagenic models induced by (6-4) photoproducts.  (+info)

Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in health and disease. (5/1486)

All eukaryotes possess the ability to detect and degrade transcripts harboring premature signals for the termination of translation. Despite the ubiquitous nature of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) and its demonstrated role in the modulation of phenotypes resulting from selected nonsense alleles, very little is known regarding its basic mechanism or the selective pressure for complete evolutionary conservation of this function. This review will present the current models of NMD that have been generated during the study of model organisms and mammalian cells. The physiological burden of nonsense transcripts and the emerging view that NMD plays a broad and critical role in the regulation of gene expression will also be discussed. Such issues are relevant to the proposal that pharmacological manipulation of NMD will find therapeutic application.  (+info)

Clinical and molecular genetic analysis of 19 Wolfram syndrome kindreds demonstrating a wide spectrum of mutations in WFS1. (6/1486)

Wolfram syndrome is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus and progressive optic atrophy. mtDNA deletions have been described, and a gene (WFS1) recently has been identified, on chromosome 4p16, encoding a predicted 890 amino acid transmembrane protein. Direct DNA sequencing was done to screen the entire coding region of the WFS1 gene in 30 patients from 19 British kindreds with Wolfram syndrome. DNA was also screened for structural rearrangements (deletions and duplications) and point mutations in mtDNA. No pathogenic mtDNA mutations were found in our cohort. We identified 24 mutations in the WFS1 gene: 8 nonsense mutations, 8 missense mutations, 3 in-frame deletions, 1 in-frame insertion, and 4 frameshift mutations. Of these, 23 were novel mutations, and most occurred in exon 8. The majority of patients were compound heterozygotes for two mutations, and there was no common founder mutation. The data were also analyzed for genotype-phenotype relationships. Although some interesting cases were noted, consideration of the small sample size and frequency of each mutation indicated no clear-cut correlations between any of the observed mutations and disease severity. There were no obvious mutation hot spots or clusters. Hence, molecular screening for Wolfram syndrome in affected families and for Wolfram syndrome-carrier status in subjects with psychiatric disorders or diabetes mellitus will require complete analysis of exon 8 and upstream exons.  (+info)

Mutations in VPS16 and MRT1 stabilize mRNAs by activating an inhibitor of the decapping enzyme. (7/1486)

Decapping is a rate-limiting step in the decay of many yeast mRNAs; the activity of the decapping enzyme therefore plays a significant role in determining RNA stability. Using an in vitro decapping assay, we have identified a factor, Vps16p, that regulates the activity of the yeast decapping enzyme, Dcp1p. Mutations in the VPS16 gene result in a reduction of decapping activity in vitro and in the stabilization of both wild-type and nonsense-codon-containing mRNAs in vivo. The mrt1-3 allele, previously shown to affect the turnover of wild-type mRNAs, results in a similar in vitro phenotype. Extracts from both vps16 and mrt1 mutant strains inhibit the activity of purified Flag-Dcp1p. We have identified a 70-kDa protein which copurifies with Flag-Dcp1p as the abundant Hsp70 family member Ssa1p/2p. Intriguingly, the interaction with Ssa1p/2p is enhanced in strains with mutations in vps16 or mrt1. We propose that Hsp70s may be involved in the regulation of mRNA decapping.  (+info)

An internal open reading frame triggers nonsense-mediated decay of the yeast SPT10 mRNA. (8/1486)

Yeast cells containing a temperature-sensitive mutation in the PRT1 gene were found to selectively stabilize mRNAs harboring early nonsense codons. The similarities between the mRNA decay phenotypes of prt1-1 cells and those lacking the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) factor Upf1p led us to determine whether both types of mutations cause the accumulation of the same mRNAs. Differential display analysis and mRNA half-life measurements demonstrated that the HHF2 mRNA increased in abundance in prt1-1 and upf1Delta cells, but did not manifest a change in decay rate. In both mutant strains this increase was attributable to stabilization of the SPT10 transcript, an mRNA encoding a transcriptional regulator of HHF2. Analyses of chimeric mRNAs used to identify the cis-acting basis for NMD of the SPT10 mRNA indicated that ribosomes scan beyond its initiator AUG and initiate at the next downstream AUG, resulting in premature translation termination. By searching a yeast database for transcripts with sequence features similar to those of the SPT10 mRNA, other transcripts that decay by the NMD pathway were identified. Our results demonstrate that mRNAs undergoing leaky scanning are a new class of endogenous NMD substrate, and suggest the existence of a novel cellular regulatory circuit.  (+info)

*Alan Garen

Stretton AO, Kaplan S, Brenner S (1966). "Nonsense codons". Cold Spring Harbor Symp Quant Biol. 31: 173-179. doi:10.1101/sqb. ... The Garen lab also showed that certain triplet codons (5'-UAG, 5'-UAA, and 5'-UGA) failed to bind amino acids. Thus, the Garen ... lab and Brenner labs are both credited with discovery of the stop codons of the genetic code. Garen is currently a professor at ...

*RNA modification

Karijolich, J; Yu, YT (14 June 2011). "Converting nonsense codons into sense codons by targeted pseudouridylation". Nature. 474 ... Pseudouridylation of nonsense codons suppresses translation termination both in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that RNA ... UTRs and near stop codons". Cell. 149 (7): 1635-46. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.05.003. PMC 3383396 . PMID 22608085. Dominissini, D ...

*SMG6

"SMG6 is the catalytic endonuclease that cleaves mRNAs containing nonsense codons in metazoan". RNA. 14 (12): 2609-17. doi: ... "SMG6 is the catalytic endonuclease that cleaves mRNAs containing nonsense codons in metazoan". RNA. 14 (12): 2609-17. doi: ... "SMG6 is the catalytic endonuclease that cleaves mRNAs containing nonsense codons in metazoan". RNA. 14 (12): 2609-17. doi: ... "SMG6 SMG6, nonsense mediated mRNA decay factor [Homo sapiens (human)] - Gene - NCBI". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2016-10- ...

*Mutation

A nonsense mutation is a point mutation in a sequence of DNA that results in a premature stop codon, or a nonsense codon in the ... Nonsense mutations, which code for a stop codon and can truncate the protein. Insertions add one or more extra nucleotides into ... They may occur in a region that does not code for a protein, or they may occur within a codon in a manner that does not alter ... Nonsense mutations are represented with an X for the second amino acid (e.g. D111X). Amino acid deletion (e.g., ΔF508) - The ...

*DNA

... giving most amino acids more than one possible codon. There are also three 'stop' or 'nonsense' codons signifying the end of ... In transcription, the codons of a gene are copied into messenger RNA by RNA polymerase. This RNA copy is then decoded by a ... The genetic code consists of three-letter 'words' called codons formed from a sequence of three nucleotides (e.g. ACT, CAG, TTT ... Since there are 4 bases in 3-letter combinations, there are 64 possible codons (43 combinations). These encode the twenty ...

*Kohlschütter-Tönz syndrome

A nonsense mutation is a point mutation that results in a premature stop codon. Five affected families contained the nonsense ... This mutation causes non-sense mediated decay of the mRNA. Due to the fact that not all 10 affected families were found to have ... This duplication that caused the frameshift resulted in a premature stop codon in the RODGI gene after the 19th amino acid. A ... All RODGI mutations which include frameshift, nonsense, and splice site mutations cause premature mRNA degradation or protein ...

*Exon junction complex

In NMD, the mRNA transcript contains a premature termination codon (PTC) due to a nonsense mutation. If this codon occurs prior ... RNPS1 can function as a coactivator of splicing, but along with Y14, it also takes part in the process of nonsense-mediated ... Recognition of a premature termination codon occurs during translation in the cytoplasm. The image shown below implies that ... More specifically, they are found in the nonsense mediated decay pathway (NMD), wherein mRNA transcripts with premature stop ...

*ZIC3

"A murine Zic3 transcript with a premature termination codon evades nonsense-mediated decay during axis formation". Dis Model ...

*UPF3A

"Human Upf proteins target an mRNA for nonsense-mediated decay when bound downstream of a termination codon". Cell. 103 (7): ... "Complexes between the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway factor human upf1 (up-frameshift protein 1) and essential nonsense- ... Regulator of nonsense transcripts 3A is a protein that in humans is encoded by the UPF3A gene. This gene encodes a protein that ... Kim VN, Kataoka N, Dreyfuss G (2001). "Role of the nonsense-mediated decay factor hUpf3 in the splicing-dependent exon-exon ...

*UPF3B

"Human Upf proteins target an mRNA for nonsense-mediated decay when bound downstream of a termination codon". Cell. 103 (7): ... "Complexes between the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway factor human upf1 (up-frameshift protein 1) and essential nonsense- ... Regulator of nonsense transcripts 3B is a protein that in humans is encoded by the UPF3B gene. This gene encodes a protein that ... Kim VN, Kataoka N, Dreyfuss G (2001). "Role of the nonsense-mediated decay factor hUpf3 in the splicing-dependent exon-exon ...

*Messenger RNA decapping

Nonsense mediated decay recognizes premature stop codons and promotes decapping as well as decay by the exosome. Certain ...

*UPF2

"Human Upf proteins target an mRNA for nonsense-mediated decay when bound downstream of a termination codon". Cell. 103 (7): ... "Entrez Gene: UPF2 UPF2 regulator of nonsense transcripts homolog (yeast)". Lejeune F, Li X, Maquat LE (Sep 2003). "Nonsense- ... "Human Upf proteins target an mRNA for nonsense-mediated decay when bound downstream of a termination codon". Cell. 103 (7): ... Regulator of nonsense transcripts 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the UPF2 gene. This gene encodes a protein that ...

*Norrin

Wong F, Goldberg MF, Hao Y (1993). "Identification of a nonsense mutation at codon 128 of the Norrie's disease gene in a male ...

*Mary Osborn

The Determination and Use of Mutagen Specificity in Bacteria Containing Nonsense Codons (PhD thesis). Pennsylvania State ... She went on to take a masters in biophysics at Pennsylvania State University in 1963 and a PhD on mutagenesis in nonsense ... Bockrath, R. C.; Osborn, M; Person, S (1968). "Nonsense suppression in a multiauxotrophic derivative of Escherichia coli 15T-: ...

*MRNA surveillance

Thus, nonsense codons lie more than 50-54 nucleotides upstream from the last exon boundary whereas natural stop codons are ... "Nonsense mutations in close proximity to the initiation codon fail to trigger full nonsense-mediated mRNA decay". J. Biol. Chem ... It has been observed that the ability of a nonsense codon to cause mRNA degradation depends on its relative location to the ... Nagy, E. and Maquat, L.E. (1998) A rule for termination-codon position within intron-containing genes: when nonsense affects ...

*Silent mutation

The premature insertion of a stop codon, a nonsense mutation, can alter the primary structure of a protein. In this case, a ... For example, there is a specific tRNA molecule for the codon UCU and another specific for the codon UCC, both of which code for ... This is reflected in the codon usage bias that is observed in many species. Mutations that cause the altered codon to produce ... Many organisms are known to exhibit codon usage biases, suggesting that there is selection for the use of particular codons due ...

*TLR4

Notably, humans possess a greater number of early stop codons in TLR4 than great apes; in a study of 158 humans worldwide, 0.6 ... had a nonsense mutation. This suggests that there are weaker evolutionary pressures on the human TLR4 than on our primate ...

*MTRR (gene)

... producing premature termination codons. As consequent products are distant from normal, mutant mRNA arises and nonsense ... MTRR):c.1049A>G - Lysine to arginine substitution at codon 350. (MTRR):c.1349C>G - Proline to arginine substitution at codon ... MTRR):c.1573C>T - Arginine substitution with a premature termination codon at codon 525. (MTRR):c.1622_1623dupTA - Results in ... MTRR):c.1459G>A - Involves glycine to arginine substitution at codon 487. Conserved in MTRR and found to occur within the FAD ...

*Adenomatous polyposis coli

... being nonsense/frameshift mutations leading to premature stop codons. 33% of mutations occur between amino acids 1061-1309. In ...

*Blue cone monochromacy

The last one replaces arginine with the Stop codon, prematurely stopping at position 247 the formation of the protein (nonsense ... A stop codon versus gene deletions". Vision Res. 50 (23): 2396-2402. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2010.09.015. PMID 20854834. Mancuso, ...

*SR protein

... s can alternatively splice pre-mRNA transcripts to include nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) codons in the mRNA. The most ... For example, SC35 SR protein can alternatively splice a SC35 pre-mRNA to include a NMD codon in the mRNA. The location of SR ... The splice variant with the NMD codon is chosen more often during splicing and the cell is more sensitive to NMD further down ... SR proteins can alternatively splice NMD codons into its own mRNA transcript to auto-regulate the concentration of SR proteins ...

*Aminoacyl tRNA synthetase

The unnatural amino acid is coded by a nonsense (TAG, TGA, TAA) triplet, a quadruplet codon, or in some cases a redundant rare ... codon. The organism that expresses the mutant synthetase can then be genetically programmed to incorporate the unnatural amino ...

*Point mutation

Nonsense mutations include stop-gain, and start-loss. Stop-gain is a mutation that results in a premature termination codon (a ... This means that a codon coding for the amino acid glycine may be changed to a stop codon, causing the proteins that should have ... This is possible because 64 codons specify only 20 amino acids. Different codons can lead to differential protein expression ... Start-gain creates a AUG start codon upstream of the original start site. If the new AUG is near the original start site, in- ...

*Transfer RNA

Artificial suppressor elongator tRNAs are used to incorporate unnatural amino acids at nonsense codons placed in the coding ... Highly expressed genes seem to be enriched in codons that are exclusively using codons that will be decoded by these modified ... have been used to initiate translation at the amber stop codon UAG. This type of engineered tRNA is called a nonsense ... Once the A/A and P/P tRNAs have moved to the P/P and E/E sites, the mRNA has also moved over by one codon and the A/T site is ...

*Genetic code

Stop codons are also called "termination" or "nonsense" codons. They signal release of the nascent polypeptide from the ... Translation starts with a chain-initiation codon or start codon. The start codon alone is not sufficient to begin the process. ... The following codon usage table is for the human genome. A The codon AUG both codes for methionine and serves as an initiation ... Stop codons: Codons for translational stops are also an interesting aspect to the problem of the origin of the genetic code. As ...

*Protein biosynthesis

... but releasing factor can recognize nonsense codons and causes the release of the polypeptide chain. The capacity of disabling ... Termination of the polypeptide happens when the A site of the ribosome faces a stop codon (UAA, UAG, or UGA). When this happens ... together with an mRNA molecule and matched up by base-pairing through the anti-codons of the tRNA with successive codons of the ...

*Epigenetics

... causes ribosomes to have a higher rate of read-through of stop codons, an effect that results in suppression of nonsense ... "Extrachromosomal psi+ determinant suppresses nonsense mutations in yeast". J. Bacteriol. 139 (3): 1068-71. PMC 218059 . PMID ... by giving cells the ability to switch into a PSI+ state and express dormant genetic features normally terminated by stop codon ...

*Sup35p

Partial loss of function results in nonsense suppression, in which stop codons are ignored and proteins are abnormally ... In isogenic strains where the non-sense mutation is in the middle of either the gene ADE 2 or ADE 1 (enzymes involved in the ... The [psi+] strain appears white even when subjected to the same non-sense mutations. Thus, it is inferred that the eRF3 of the ... This variation would lie beyond stop codons, which show a high rate of in-frame loss in yeast. Mathematical models suggest that ...
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In addition to triggering nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), premature translation-termination codons (PTCs) frequently induce alternative splicing, an observation referred to as nonsense-associated alternative splicing (NAS). In many cases, NAS is induced because the nonsense mutation alters a splicing signal, such as inactivating an exonic splicing enhancer. However, for a few genes, NAS was reported to be PTC specific, implying that a translation signal could influence splicing. Here, we investigated whether production of a previously undetected alternatively spliced transcript from immunoglobulin mu (Ig-mu) depends on premature termination of the open reading frame. We show that PTCs at different positions in the VDJ exon of an Ig-mu minigene activate usage of an alternative 3 splice site, generating an alternative transcript that lacks the initial PTC and a previously identified NMD-promoting element (NPE), but contains new PTCs because of a frame shift. Corroborating the importance of ...
All eukaryotic cells are thought to be characterized by pathways that eliminate the production of mRNAs that encode truncated proteins (reviewed in refs. 1-4). Truncated proteins can arise as the consequence of inefficiencies or inaccuracies in RNA metabolism. In fact, errors in transcription initiation and splicing can result in the production of either nonfunctional protein or protein that acts in a dominant-negative or gain-of-function fashion and may have provided the selective pressure under which the nonsense-mediated decay pathway evolved (reviewed in ref. 2). The nonsense-mediated decay pathway also eliminates nonsense-containing mRNAs for Igs and T cell receptors that arise as a consequence of nonproductive gene rearrangements and hypermutations (reviewed in ref. 5), certain selenoprotein mRNAs when a UGA codon is recognized as a premature termination codon rather than a selenocysteine codon (6), and nonsense-containing mRNAs that arise as the consequence of random germ-line or somatic ...
This report describes a TTC19 mutation causing ataxia and metal impairment in an Asian population. According to the previous reports, all patients harbored homozygous nonsense mutations in TTC19, and head MRI showed characteristic findings including cerebellar atrophy and abnormal intensity at the bilateral inferior olives [1, 2]. Our patient had a novel homozygous nonsense mutation of TTC19, and head MRI were quite similar to those previously reported. The TTC19 protein is an assembly factor of MRC cIII, which transfers electrons from coenzyme Q to cytochrome c. TTC19 mutations lead to mitochondrial dysfunction, which causes increased levels of blood lactic acid. Simultaneously, magnetic resonance spectroscopy shows a lactic peak [1]. While the patients head MRI revealed abnormal features, her blood lactic acid and pyruvic acid levels were normal. However, these acid levels were elevated 6 years after the disease onset. One should consider mitochondrial abnormality and perform genetic analysis ...
According to the model (Figure 8), impaired anchoring caused by premature termination at the A site causes a change in the relative sizes of the two pools in Nmd+ strains, favoring an increase in the size of the transport pool at the expense of the anchored pool. This reduces the proportion of mRNAs that are sensitive to NMD. Because of the shift toward NMD-insensitive mRNAs, the measured half-life of ash1-A-ns1 (Figure 4) appears to be similar to wild-type ASH1 mRNA, but in reality the shift masks more rapid decay of the NMD-sensitive pool. The data on accumulation, decay, and the relative binding of ash1-A-ns1 mRNA with She2p are predictable outcomes of the model. Most notably, twice as much ash1-A-ns1 mRNA is bound to She2p compared to ASH1 mRNA in Nmd+ strains, whereas four times as much is bound in Nmd− strains (Figure 5). Furthermore, the total abundance of the nonsense and wild-type mRNAs are the same in Nmd+ strains, but in Nmd− strains the nonsense mRNA is more abundant (Figure ...
Nonsense‐mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is a cellular surveillance pathway recognizing and degrading mRNAs that fail to terminate translation properly. However, at which termination codons (TCs) and under which circumstances NMD is triggered, and how normal translation termination differs mechanistically from proper termination is still poorly understood. To study the influence of the evolutionarily conserved NMD factors UPF1, UPF2, and UPF3B on translation termination, Neu‐Yilik et al (2017) adopted a fully reconstituted in vitro translation termination system previously developed in the Pestova laboratory (Alkalaeva et al, 2006). In this system, so‐called pre‐termination complexes (pre‐TCs) are assembled from purified mammalian ribosomal subunits, aminoacylated tRNAs, and initiation and elongation factors. These pre‐TCs contain the peptidyl‐tRNA in the P‐site, and the TC is aligned to the A‐site of the ribosome. Ribosomal occupancy at the termination codon can be visualized at ...
Treatment with the protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide (CHX) or silencing of the core component of the NMD machinery, Upf-1 (also known as Rent1), are widely used to determine if transcripts are subject to NMD (Montfort et al., 2006). CHX is an indirect NMD inhibitor since NMD activation is posttranscriptional, but translation-dependent, and ribosomal association is required during the pioneer round of translation. Upf-1 silencing is believed to produce direct suppression of NMD. The RNA helicase, Upf-1, is a central effector of NMD that links the translation-termination event to the assembly of a surveillance complex. Upf2 and Upf3 are believed to recruit and activate Upf1 on NMD substrates (Lykke-Andersen et al., 2000). Although the discrimination of PTCs from normal termination codons and the molecular links that trigger NMD are still unclear, it is well established that the core components of the NMD machinery are the conserved proteins, Upf-1, Upf-2 and Upf-3. PTC-containing mRNAs ...
The mutations that undergo NMD will result in the degradation of mutant mRNAs before they produce large quantities of truncated proteins. By eliminating abnormal mRNA transcripts carrying PTCs, NMD prevents the production of truncated proteins that could act in a dominant-negative manner, leading to deleterious effects on the cells. One of the physiological roles of NMD is to protect against severe disease phenotypes by converting the dominant-negative effect to haploinsufficiency.32 NMD as a modifier of phenotypic severity has been reported in many human diseases.19,20,32,34 For example, in Marfan syndrome, an autosomal-dominant connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the fibrillin 1 gene, nonsense mutations that result in reduced levels of mutant mRNA are associated with a mild phenotype. In contrast, patients with nonsense alleles that escape NMD develop a severe phenotype as a result of the dominant-negative effect.19,34. Most R1014X mutation carriers in this family have presented ...
Author Summary A gene can be processed into multiple mRNAs through alternative splicing. Alternative splicing increases the number of proteins encoded by the genome, but not all alternative mRNAs produce protein. Instead, some are degraded by nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), a surveillance system that was originally identified as a means of clearing the cell of mRNAs with nonsense, or stop codon, mutations. Alternative splicing that introduces early stop codons will lead to NMD, offering a way for the cell to down-regulate gene expression after a gene has been transcribed. In this paper, we have developed a new analysis method to study the combined effect of alternative splicing and degradation in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster using microarrays. We have found a stringently defined set of 45 genes that can be spliced either into an mRNA that encodes a protein or into an mRNA that is degraded by NMD, down-regulating the overall gene expression. The affected genes include a number that are
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The finding that the murine Zic3 transcript is a poor substrate for NMD at axis formation suggests that this is also the case for the human ZIC3 transcript. Direct assessment of the fate of human ZIC3 PTC-containing transcripts during axis formation is not possible and predictions regarding the likely NMD behaviour based on the murine transcript provide one alternative. The features that render a transcript a poor target for NMD are not fully characterized. There is, however, evidence that the position of the PTC within the transcript and RNA splicing influences NMD amplitude (Nagy and Maquat, 1998; Gudikote et al., 2005). The genomic arrangement of the murine (Zic3) and human (ZIC3) genes is nearly identical and the splice donor and acceptor sites are completely conserved. It is likely that the human ZIC3 transcript is similarly able to avoid mRNA surveillance mechanisms, which needs to be considered when interpreting the probable effect of ZIC3 PTC-inducing mutations. If PTC-containing ...
UPF1 (up-frameshift 1) is a protein conserved in all eukaryotes that is necessary for NMD (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay). UPF1 mainly localizes to the cytoplasm and, via mechanisms that are linked to translation termination but not yet well understood, stimulates rapid destruction of mRNAs carrying a PTC (premature translation termination codon). However, some studies have indicated that in human cells UPF1 has additional roles, possibly unrelated to NMD, which are carried out in the nucleus. These might involve telomere maintenance, cell cycle progression and DNA replication. In the present paper, we review the available experimental evidence implicating UPF1 in nuclear functions. The unexpected view that emerges from this literature is that the nuclear functions primarily stem from UPF1 having an important role in DNA replication, rather than NMD affecting the expression of proteins involved in these processes. Our bioinformatics survey of the interaction network of UPF1 with other human ...
Defects in the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway have recently been implicated in multiple neuropsychiatric diseases. However, this pathway has not bee...
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Nonsense Codon: An amino acid-specifying codon that has been converted to a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR) by mutation. Its occurance is abnormal causing premature termination of protein translation and results in production of truncated and non-functional proteins. A nonsense mutation is one that converts an amino acid-specific codon to a stop codon.
Smg-4/UPF3-like protein; Recruits UPF2 at the cytoplasmic side of the nuclear envelope and the subsequent formation of an UPF1-UPF2-UPF3 surveillance complex (including UPF1 bound to release factors at the stalled ribosome) is believed to activate NMD. Binds spliced mRNA upstream of exon-exon junctions (By similarity). Involved in nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) of mRNAs containing premature stop codons (premature termination codon PTC) by associating with the nuclear exon junction complex (EJC) and serving as link between the EJC core and NMD machinery. Eliminates the production of nons [...] (484 aa ...
Smg-4/UPF3-like protein; Recruits UPF2 at the cytoplasmic side of the nuclear envelope and the subsequent formation of an UPF1-UPF2-UPF3 surveillance complex (including UPF1 bound to release factors at the stalled ribosome) is believed to activate NMD. Binds spliced mRNA upstream of exon-exon junctions (By similarity). Involved in nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) of mRNAs containing premature stop codons (premature termination codon PTC) by associating with the nuclear exon junction complex (EJC) and serving as link between the EJC core and NMD machinery. Eliminates the production of nons [...] (484 aa ...
The proper workings of an organism rely on the accurate expression of genes throughout its lifetime. An important determinant for protein production is the availability of template mRNA molecules, the net effect of which is governed by their rates of synthesis vs. their rates of degradation. Normal mRNAs are proposed to be relatively stable in the cytoplasm while present in a protective, circularized conformation - the closed loop - through eIF4G-bridged interactions with 3-bound poly(A) binding protein (Pab1p) and 5-bound eIF4E. Introduction of a premature nonsense codon into an otherwise normal mRNA results in its rapid destabilization in cells, suggesting that not all stop codons behave the same, and events at premature termination events that lead to accelerated degradation of nonsense-containing mRNAs likely differ from those at normal termination, in which normal decay rates are maintained. The enhanced degradation observed for nonsense-containing mRNAs occurs through an evolutionarily conserved
Forward genetic screens have been used as a powerful strategy to dissect complex biological pathways in many model systems. A significant limitation of this approach has been the time-consuming and costly process of positional cloning and molecular characterization of the mutations isolated in these screens. Here, the authors describe a strategy using microarray hybridizations to facilitate positional cloning. This method relies on the fact that premature stop codons (i.e., nonsense mutations) constitute a frequent class of mutations isolated in screens and that nonsense mutant messenger RNAs are efficiently degraded by the conserved nonsense-mediated decay pathway. They validate this strategy by identifying two previously uncharacterized mutations: (1) tom-1, a mutation found in a forward genetic screen for enhanced acetylcholine secretion in Caenorhabditis elegans, and (2) an apparently spontaneous mutation in the hif-1 transcription factor gene. They further demonstrate the broad applicability of
Involved in nonsense-mediated decay of mRNAs containing premature stop codons. It interacts, via its C-terminus, with NAM7/UPF1. Could be involved in determining the efficiency of translational termination or reinitiation or factors involved in the initial assembly of an initiation- and termination-competent mRNP.
Research in my lab focuses on RNA decay pathways. One pathway, called nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) or mRNA surveillance, surveys all newly synthesized mRNAs during what we call a "pioneer" round of translation. This round of translation involves mRNA that is associated with the cap-binding heterodimer CBP80 and CBP20. It is distinct from the type of translation that supports the bulk of cellular protein synthesis and involves a different cap-binding protein, eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF) 4E. Generally, if translation terminates more than 50-55 nt upstream of an exon-exon junction that is marked by the NMD factors Upf3 or Upf3X, Upf2 and ultimately Upf1, then the mRNA will be subject to NMD. By the time CBP80 and CBP20 have been replaced by eIF4E, the Upf mark has been removed so that mRNA is largely immune to NMD ...
A premature termination codon (PTC) in the ORF of an mRNA generally leads to production of a truncated polypeptide, accelerated degradation of the mRNA, and depression of overall mRNA expression. Accordingly, nonsense mutations cause some of the most severe forms of inherited disorders. The small-molecule drug ataluren promotes therapeutic nonsense suppression and has been thought to mediate the insertion of near-cognate tRNAs at PTCs. However, direct evidence for this activity has been lacking. Here, we expressed multiple nonsense mutation reporters in human cells and yeast and identified the amino acids inserted when a PTC occupies the ribosomal A site in control, ataluren-treated, and aminoglycoside-treated cells. We find that atalurens likely target is the ribosome and that it produces full-length protein by promoting insertion of near-cognate tRNAs at the site of the nonsense codon without apparent effects on transcription, mRNA processing, mRNA stability, or protein stability. The resulting
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In bacteria and archaea, short fragments of foreign DNA are integrated into Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) loci, providing a molecular memory of previous encounters with foreign genetic elements. In Escherichia coli, short CRISPR-derived RNAs are incorporated into a multi-subunit surveillance complex called Cascade (CRISPR-associated complex for antiviral defense). Recent structures of Cascade capture snapshots of this seahorse-shaped RNA-guided surveillance complex before and after binding to a DNA target. Here we determine a 3.2 Å x-ray crystal structure of Cascade in a new crystal form that provides insight into the mechanism of double-stranded DNA binding. Molecular dynamic simulations performed using available structures reveal functional roles for residues in the tail, backbone and belly subunits of Cascade that are critical for binding double-stranded DNA. Structural comparisons are used to make functional predictions and these predictions are tested in ...
Translation termination in sup mutants. Two possible events can occur when a ribosome encounters a nonsense codon in a strain with a nonsense suppressor: (1) termination of peptide elongation can occur if the appropriate release factors associate with the ribosome, or (2) an amino acid can be inserted into the growing peptide chain if the suppressor tRNA associates with the ribosome. The efficiency of suppression depends upon how well the suppressor tRNA is charged with the appropriate amino acid, the concentration of the suppressor tRNA in the cell, and the "context" of the nonsense codon in the mRNA -- especially the base on the 3 side of the codon (the reasons for the context effect are still poorly understood; see Bossi, 1985). In fact, UGA is misread by tRNATrp about 1-3% of the time even in wild-type cells. Although suppressor tRNAs are often inefficient, the amount of protein produced is often sufficient to repair the mutant phenotype. How do normal proteins terminate in cells with ...
Antibodies. Rabbit anti-sortilin (ab16640), rabbit anti-APOB (ab20737), and mouse anti-actin (ab8226) were purchased from Abcam. Mouse anti-sortilin (612101) was purchased from BD Biosciences.. Creation of adenoassociated viruses for gene overexpression studies in mouse liver. The murine Sort1 cDNA (MR210834; Origene) was subcloned into a specialized AAV8 vector provided by the University of Pennsylvania Vector Core. Site-directed mutagenesis was performed using the Stratagene kit to generate both trafficking mutants. To make the truncated mutant, the following primers were used: GCAACTTCTTGAACCCCACAAAGTAGAATTCCAAGTCAAATTCTG (forward); CAGAATTTGACTTGGAATTCTACTTTGTGGGGTTCAAGAAGTTGC (reverse). This created a C2251T transition mutation, which created a Q751X nonsense mutation. To make the double-sortilin trafficking mutant, 2 sequential PCR reactions were performed. The first reaction converted the dileucine sorting motif to a dialanine (L826A/L827A) by introducing the following base pair changes: ...
Several surveillance pathways have been identified over the last few years that recognize specific types of mutations in RNAs. For example, the most well-described pathway is one that recognizes nonsense mutations that result in an RNA that makes a protein that is too short. Duchennes muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis are examples of hereditary diseases that result from nonsense mutations. "We describe a surveillance pathway that targets RNA that is only found in red blood cells," says senior author Stephen A. Liebhaber, MD, Professor of Genetics and Medicine. "More general surveillance pathways are in all cells. The specificity of this particular surveillance pathway has not been previously observed and predicts that theres something quite unusual about how RNAs are handled in red blood cells. Were interested in how this specific surveillance system works in red blood cells because such understanding will increase our knowledge of how these cells make high levels of hemoglobin and how ...
A consanguineous family from Pakistan was ascertained with a novel deafness-dystonia syndrome with motor regression, ichthyosis-like features and signs of sensory neuropathy. By applying a combined strategy of linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing in the presented family, a homozygous nonsense mutation, c.4G,T (p.Glu2*), in FITM2 was identified. FITM2 and its paralog FITM1 constitute an evolutionary conserved protein family involved in partitioning of triglycerides into cellular lipid droplets. Despite the role of FITM2 in neutral lipid storage and metabolism, no indications for lipodystrophy were observed in the affected individuals. In order to obtain independent evidence for the involvement of FITM2 in the human pathology, downregulation of the single Fitm ortholog, CG10671, in Drosophila melanogaster was pursued using RNA-interference. Characteristics of the syndrome, including progressive locomotor impairment, hearing loss and disturbed sensory functions, were recapitulated in ...
unraveling the veil of mitochondrial surveillance pathway: a matter of life and deathAs the cellular power house, mitochondria provide energy to sustain the l ... unraveling the veil of mitochondrial surveillance pathway: a matter of life a... ,Complex Systems Discussion Group
C. elegans strains bearing homozygous nonsense mutations in the age-1 gene, which encodes the class-I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit (PI3KCS), produce progeny that were thought to undergo obligatory developmental arrest. After prolonged developmental times at 15 - 20 C, they mature into extremely long-lived adults with near-normal feeding rates and motility. They survive to a median of 145-190 days at 20 C, with nearly 10-fold extension of both median and maximum adult lifespan relative to N2DRM, a long-lived wild-type stock into which the null mutant was outcrossed. PI3K-null adults, although a little less thermotolerant, are considerably more resistant to oxidative and electrophilic stresses than worms bearing normal or less long-lived alleles. Their unprecedented factorial gains in survival, under both normal and toxic environments, are attributed to elimination of residual and maternally-contributed PI3KCS or its products, and consequent modification of kinase signaling ...
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I first demonstrated that a human disease could be due to a pre-mRNA splicing defect by studying the metabolism of Beta-globin RNA in bone-marrow aspirates from patients with Beta+-thalassemia (1980). Initial clues about nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) derived from our subsequent studies of patients with Beta0-thalassemia (1981), which my lab recapitulated by examining the molecular basis of a different inherited disorder (1988). NMD generally targets mRNAs that prematurely terminate translation to prevent the production of abnormally shortened proteins that can be toxic to cells. By so doing, NMD protects cells not only from disease-associated mutations but also from frequent mistakes routinely made during pre-mRNA processing. We lab found that cells distinguish termination codons that trigger NMD from those that do not based on where splicing occurs within pre-mRNA (1994). We also discovered that NMD in humans is restricted to newly synthesized mRNA (1994). These results led to discoveries ...
In the nonsense mutation the new nucleotide changes a codon that specified an amino acid to one of the STOP codons (TAA, TAG, or TGA). Therefore, translation of the messenger RNA transcribed from this mutant gene will stop prematurely. The earlier in the gene that this occurs, the more truncated the protein product and the more likely that it will be unable to function. Reference: http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/M/Mutations.html With Regards Amol Dhiman Team GLORY ...
Most of the studies on cell proliferation examine the control of gene expression by specific transcription factors that act on transcriptional initiation. In the last few years, it became evident that mRNA stability/turnover provides an important mechanism for post-transcriptional control of gene expression. In eukaryotes, mRNAs are mainly degraded after deadenylation by decapping and exosome pathways. Mechanisms of mRNA surveillance comprise deadenylation-independent pathways such as NMD (nonsense-mediated decay), when mRNAs harbour a PTC (premature termination codon), NSD (non-stop decay, when mRNAs lack a termination codon, and NGD (no-go decay), when mRNA translation elongation stalls. Many proteins involved in these processes are conserved from bacteria to yeast and humans. Recent papers showed the involvement of proteins deputed to decapping in controlling cell proliferation, virus replication and cell death. In this paper, we will review the newest findings in this field. ...
From UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: Component of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3 (eIF-3) complex, which is required for several steps in the initiation of protein synthesis. The eIF-3 complex associates with the 40S ribosome and facilitates the recruitment of eIF-1, eIF-1A, eIF-2:GTP:methionyl-tRNAi and eIF-5 to form the 43S preinitiation complex (43S PIC). The eIF-3 complex stimulates mRNA recruitment to the 43S PIC and scanning of the mRNA for AUG recognition. The eIF-3 complex is also required for disassembly and recycling of post-termination ribosomal complexes and subsequently prevents premature joining of the 40S and 60S ribosomal subunits prior to initiation. Required for nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD); may act in conjunction with UPF2 to divert mRNAs from translation to the NMD pathway. May interact with MCM7 and EPAS1 and regulate the proteasome-mediated degradation of these proteins.
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Recent studies have revealed that endonucleolytic cleavage is a fundamental aspect of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in eukaryotes (Stevens et al. 2002; Gatfield and Tzaurralde 2004) and trans-translation in prokaryotes (Sunohara et al. 2004). In these cases, the presence of a stop codon somehow promotes endonucleolytic cleavages of mRNA. Similarly, RNase LS in E. coli was suggested to cleave mRNA, depending on a stop codon to accelerate mRNA degradation (Kai and Yonesaki 2002). In this study, we investigated the stop codon-dependent cleavage of T4 soc mRNA by RNase LS and found several characteristic features of the cleavage. First, any stop codon, amber, ochre, or opal, was effective for inducing cleavage at NE. Second, the initiation of translation was required for cleavage, which did not occur when the Shine-Dalgarno sequence was eliminated. Third, cleavage depending on an amber codon was significantly reduced by the presence of amber-codon-suppressing tRNA. All of these results strongly ...
Transcript Variant: This variant (4) includes alternate exons in its 5 and central regions, and uses an alternate splice site in its central region, compared to variant 1. This variant is represented as non-coding because the use of the supported translational start codon, as used in variant 1, renders the transcript a candidate for nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD ...
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Transcript is thought to undergo nonsense mediated decay, a process which detects nonsense mutations and prevents the expression of truncated or erroneous proteins. Nonsense mediated decay ...
Transcript is thought to undergo nonsense mediated decay, a process which detects nonsense mutations and prevents the expression of truncated or erroneous proteins. Nonsense mediated decay ...
Transcript is thought to undergo nonsense mediated decay, a process which detects nonsense mutations and prevents the expression of truncated or erroneous proteins. Nonsense mediated decay ...
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Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research led by the University of Oxford. Non-sense mediated decay (NMD) is a natural physiological process that provides cells with the ability to detect DNA errors called nonsense mutations. It…
Nonsense mutation in the LGR4 gene is associated with several human diseases and other traits. Nature. 2013 May 23;497(7450):517-20. doi: 10.1038/nature12124. Epub 2013 May 5.. Stefansson H ...
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Although each of these methods were successful, performing them again and again to debug issues proved too time-consuming (in addition to the need to either add the wrappers or remember to enable core-dumps). A better, easier method was needed.. The problem is that the owner field of the mutex may mean any number of things, depending on the environment (whether threads are handled in the kernel or not), so the code below is not particularly portable. However, it works fine on both my desktop machine and ARM development board, so its good enough for my debugging purposes (and may or may not be of any use to you).. A call is added at the start of each new thread to a function that stores the threads name and ID. This function must be called WITHIN the thread in order to get the threads ID.. A signal handler is installed for SIGINT and SIGUSR1 which examines each mutex and if its locked then it checks the thread list to determine the owner and prints the owners name and lock count. For SIGINT, ...
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Welcome to another installment of In the Cross-hair. This weeks show was going to make or break the match card at Backlash, did they strengthen their chances of putting on a spectacle or did ...
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I still get the classic cornucopians who insist Im babbling pessimistic nonsense and of course well all be just fine, just as I still get the apocalypse fanboys who insist that Im ignoring the fact that the doom du jour is sure to annihilate us all, but Im now seeing a third position-that of course its a crisis and we cant just go on the way weve been living, a lot of things will have to change, but if we do X and Y and Z, we can keep some of the benefits of industrial society going, and Im being too pessimistic when I suggest that no, we cant ...
@vrisha i think 1 would be the lowest rating n 5 would be the highest i rate this show overall as 1/5 if it had stopped after kabir n jyoti got together (n they didnt add the nonsense wiv pankaj n her kid) it would have gotten a 2.5-3/5 i didnt like how they made jyotis character to be ... | Page: 2 | 1549357 | Jyoti Forum
Sounds like nonsense? Well, it is isnt. The technique is actually the same as when you see the crests of the waves suddenly light up at night. A phenomenon which is...
(06-07-2016 09:28 PM)CDF47 Wrote: (06-07-2016 08:56 PM)Chas Wrote: That statement is pretty much ignorant nonsense. Specified? Pre-supposition. Irreducible? Prove it. Mud? No one thinks life was creat
TY - JOUR. T1 - Erratum. T2 - A novel nonsense mutation in the ABC1 gene causes a severe syringomyelia-like phenotype of Tangier disease (Brain (April 2003) 26:4 (920-927)). AU - Zuchner, Stephan L. AU - Sperfeld, Anne D.. AU - Senderek, Jan. AU - Sellhaus, Bernd. AU - Hanemann, Clemens Oliver. AU - Schröder, J. Michael. PY - 2003/9/1. Y1 - 2003/9/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0042823411&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0042823411&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1093/brain/awg252. DO - 10.1093/brain/awg252. M3 - Article. AN - SCOPUS:0042823411. VL - 126. JO - Brain. JF - Brain. SN - 0006-8950. IS - 9. ER - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Co-occurrence of heterozygous CREB3L3 and APOA5 nonsense variants and polygenic risk in a patient with severe hypertriglyceridemia exacerbated by estrogen administration. AU - Wojcik, Cezary. AU - Fazio, Sergio. AU - McIntyre, Adam D.. AU - Hegele, Robert A.. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - We describe a case of a 36-year-old woman with severe hypertriglyceridemia likely caused by double heterozygosity of a known pathogenic APOA5 nonsense variant (p.Q275X) and a novel CREB3L3 nonsense variant (p.C296X) on a background of very strong polygenic susceptibility. Her clinical course worsened with development of eruptive xanthomata after oral administration of 2 mg estradiol twice daily for 2 weeks as part of a medical protocol for intrauterine embryo transfer following in vitro fertilization. Her triglyceride levels decreased to baseline and xanthomata resolved without treatment after discontinuation of hormonal therapy, which also resulted in termination of pregnancy. Before ...
Abstract. Termination translation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is controlled by two interacting polypeptide chain release factors, eRF1 and eRF3. Two regions in human eRF1, position at 281-305 and position at 411-415, were proposed to be involved on the interaction to eRF3. In this study we have constructed and characterized yeast eRF1 mutant at position 410 (correspond to 415 human eRF1) from tyrosine to serine residue resulting eRF1(Y410S). The mutations did not affect the viability and temperature sensitivity of the cell. The stop codons suppression of the mutant was analyzed in vivo using PGK-stop codon-LACZ gene fusion and showed that the suppression of the mutant was significantly increased in all of codon terminations. The suppression on UAG codon was the highest increased among the stop codons by comparing the suppression of the wild type respectively. In vitro interaction between eRF1 (mutant and wild type) to eRF3 were carried out using eRF1-(His)6 and eRF1(Y410S)-(His)6 expressed in ...
A common mutation causing thalassemia in Mediterranean populations is an amber (UAG) nonsense mutation at the 39th codon of the human β globin gene, the β-39 mutation. Studies of mRNA metabolism in reticulocytes from patients with β-39 thalassemia and studies using heterologous transfection systems have suggested the possibility that this mutation affects not only protein synthesis but also alters mRNA metabolism. This phenomenon has been investigated further by two approaches. A careful series of RNA expression studies were performed comparing expression of β-39 to β-normal (β-nl). These experiments led to the conclusion that the defect in expression of the β-39 mRNA resides in the nucleus. A number of nonsense and missense mutations of the β globin gene were constructed by oligonucleotide-directed site-specific mutagenesis. Their expression was studied in a heterologous transfection system. These studies strongly suggest that the presence of a nonsense mutation (but not a missense mutation) in
Mutations in SALL1 and GLI3 are responsible for human limb malformation syndromes. The molecular pathophysiology of these mutations is incompletely understood, and many conclusions have been drawn from studies performed in the mouse. We identified truncating mutations in SALL1 and GLI3 in patients with limb malformation and studied the contribution of nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) to the expression of mutant mRNA in patient-derived fibroblasts. Quantification of the relative proportions of mutant and wild-type alleles was performed by pyrosequencing. In SALL1, a mutant allele causing Townes-Brocks syndrome was unexpectedly resistant to NMD, whereas a different mutation causing a much milder phenotype was susceptible to NMD. In GLI3, all three mutant alleles tested were susceptible to NMD. This work provides novel insights into the molecular pathophysiology of SALL1 and GLI3 mutations, extends the phenotypic spectrum of SALL1 mutations, and provides an example of a human mutation which does not follow
Purpose: The inwardly-rectifying potassium channel Kir7.1 is present in the apical processes of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. Several mutations in the gene that encodes Kir7.1 (KCNJ13) cause blindness in the allelic disorders of Snowflake Vitreoretinal Degeneration (SVD) and Lebers Congenital Amaurosis (LCA16). In this study, we treated two Kir7.1 nonsense mutations that result in LCA16 (W53X and R166X) with the read-through compounds Ataluren (PTC-124; AdooQ Biosciences) and a novel small molecule, RTC-14.. Methods: Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO-K1) cells were transfected with N-terminal GFP-fused W53X and R166X mutant plasmids. The cells were then treated with two different concentrations, 5 µM and 10 µM, of the read-through compounds PTC-124 or RTC-14 after eight hours of transfection, and the cells were incubated with these drugs for 36 hours. Whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology was performed on the transfected cells. Function of the Kir7.1 channel was measured in the presence ...
The β‐globin constructs with the wild‐type ORF or with the nonsense codon at position 39 (NS 39) contain a genomic 1423 bp β‐globin gene fragment extending from the physiological translation initiation codon to the translation termination codon, which was inserted into the pCIneo vector (Promega) at the XhoI-XbaI sites of the polylinker. The wild‐type and NS 39 gene sequences were derived from a healthy proband and from a patient with homozygous β‐thalassaemia, respectively. Constructs cWT and cNS 39 were derived from RT-PCRs of cytoplasmic RNA from HeLa cells transfected with wild‐type and NS 39 constructs and were inserted into the same position of the pCIneo vector.. The cWT‐UTR and the cNS 39‐UTR series of constructs was generated by replacement of a fragment spanning from the EcoRI site in the nominal exon 3 to an XhoI site that was inserted by in vitro mutagenesis immediately 3′ of the termination codon by sequences extending from the same EcoRI site to the XhoI site ...
Est1A/SMG6 controls telomere elongation by mediating telomerase recruitment. In addition, it is an essential component of the endonucleolytic branch of the Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway, which controls RNA quality by eliminating mRNAs that harbour premature termination codons (PTC). In vivo function of Est1A/SMG6 has not been investigated in genetic mouse models. Here, we show in conditional knockout mice that germ line deletion of Est1A/SMG6 leads to embryonic lethality. Cre-mediated deletion of mEst1A in adult mice led to telomere shortening in small intestine comparable to the first generation of TERC deficient mice. Moreover, depletion of mEst1A induced a variety of phenotypes that were associated with defects in NMD including mitotic arrest in liver after partial hepatectomy, rapid loss of cellularity in bone marrow, defect in thymocytes maturation, and accumulation of nonsense mediated mRNAs. Our studies revealed that Est1 deletion exhibits selective toxicity in hematopoietic ...
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is a eukaryotic mechanism of RNA surveillance that selectively degrades transcripts containing premature termination codons (PTC). Previous studies suggest that this pathway also regulates the abundance of many cellular mRNAs without a PTC. It is therefore very likely that it surveils certain cellular processes, among them regulation of type II survivor formation. This study tests whether the generation of type II survivors depends on the three genes composing NMD in S. cerevisiae - UPF1, UPF2 and UPF3. Dependency of this process on EBS1 is also examined because this gene is supposed to be connected to NMD. Furthermore, the exact connection between NMD and type II survivor formation is studied and two proteins, namely Stn1 and Rad51, are chosen as likely candidates for this link. In the case of STN1, results suggest that type II survivor generation is not blocked by overexpression of this gene. Whether it is partially impaired remains to be checked. Type II ...
This gene encodes a nuclear phosphoprotein that plays a role in maintaining genomic stability, and it also acts as a tumor suppressor. The encoded protein combines with other tumor suppressors, DNA damage sensors, and signal transducers to form a large multi-subunit protein complex known as the BRCA1-associated genome surveillance complex (BASC). This gene product associates with RNA polymerase II, and through the C-terminal domain, also interacts with histone deacetylase complexes. This protein thus plays a role in transcription, DNA repair of double-stranded breaks, and recombination. Mutations in this gene are responsible for approximately 40% of inherited breast cancers and more than 80% of inherited breast and ovarian cancers. Alternative splicing plays a role in modulating the subcellular localization and physiological function of this gene. Many alternatively spliced transcript variants, some of which are disease-associated mutations, have been described for this gene, but the full-length ...
Protein CASC3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CASC3 gene. The product of this gene is a core component of the exon junction complex (EJC), a protein complex that is deposited on spliced mRNAs at exon-exon junctions and functions in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). The encoded protein binds RNA and interacts with two other EJC core components. It is predominantly located in the cytoplasm, but shuttles into the nucleus where it localizes to nuclear speckles. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000108349 - Ensembl, May 2017 GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000078676 - Ensembl, May 2017 "Human PubMed Reference:". "Mouse PubMed Reference:". Tomasetto C, Regnier C, Moog-Lutz C, Mattei MG, Chenard MP, Lidereau R, Basset P, Rio MC (Jan 1996). "Identification of four novel human genes amplified and overexpressed in breast carcinoma and localized to the q11-q21.3 region of chromosome 17". Genomics. 28 (3): 367-76. doi:10.1006/geno.1995.1163. PMID 7490069. Arriola E, Marchio C, Tan DS, ...
Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a subtype of diabetes characterized by early age of onset (usually ,25 years), autosomal dominant inheritance, and a progressive defect in β-cell function (1). In U.K. populations, mutations in the hepatocyte nuclear factor-1α (HNF-1α) gene account for ∼65% of cases (2). Over 120 different HNF-1α mutations have been reported (3), of which ∼30% are nonsense or frameshift and lead to the production of premature termination codons (PTCs) (4). The most common HNF-1α mutation results from the insertion of a C nucleotide in a polyC tract in exon 4 (2,5-7). This mutation, P291fsinsC, accounts for ∼20% of families with HNF-1α mutations (4,8,9).. HNF-1α mutations might produce the MODY phenotype by haploinsufficiency or a dominant-negative mutational mechanism. There is considerable support for haploinsufficiency; a mutation in the HNF-1α promoter that disrupts the HNF-4α binding site results in a phenotype indistinguishable from mutations in ...
Exome sequencing is quite literally the best way we currently have to assess the most interpretable part of the genome: the protein-coding sequence. While it accounts for only about 1% of the whole genome, that 1% is the part we understand the best, because its the part that we can assess through central dogma. Basically, when we see a mutation in an exon, we can then determine how the RNA will be affected, and subsequently how the protein will be mutated. We can determine precisely which amino acids will be mutated, and which amino acids they will turn into. And thanks to decades of work on proteins and amino acids, we can predict fairly reasonably how damaging a particular amino acid change will be. We can also predict nonsense mutations, which almost always result in loss of the protein as well as frameshifts (which typically lead to a nonsense mutation), splice site variations, and regulatory site mutations (assuming the UTRs/upstream and downstream regions are enriched ...
We recently discovered the novel non-chromosomal determinant in Saccharomyces cerevisiae [ NSI +] (nonsense suppression inducer), which causes omnipotent nonsense suppression in strains where the Sup3
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Figure 3. Mutagenesis of cnrip1a and cnrip1b. (a) Alignments of wild type with each of three mutant alleles showing the predicted expressed mutant polypeptide beneath. Bold underline indicates the gRNA target, red font the protospacer motif recognised by Cas9, hyphens deleted bases, blue highlight inserted bases and asterisks novel stop codons. In the mutant protein sequences, bold text indicates the residual wild type fragment and normal font the aberrant polypeptide tail. (b,c). To test for nonsense-mediated decay, about 50 siblings from in-crosses of cnrip1a +/kg98 (b) and cnrip1b +/kg101 (c) mutant carriers were subjected to in situ hybridisation for the cognate mRNA at the indicated stages, photographed, DNA extracted, PCR performed across the mutant locus and genotype confirmed by DNA sequencing as indicated beneath each panel. Quantitative evidence of reproducibility is given in Table S1 ...
With out a definition of these terms then biologists are really talking nonsense for with out definitions to locate and identify the things they talk about they are really not talking about anything at all If the biologist talks about say speciation or this species proving natural selection but cant tell you what a species or phylum is then he is talking meaningless nonsense. He could as easily said certain gibbles prove natural selection but with out knowing what a gibble is the claim is ...
I hear statements like this a lot. Just to play Devils Advocate here ... what is the thought process behind statements like this? That the doctor is infallible? That if someone requests that the test be run anyways, something bad might happen? Of course both of those sentiments are nonsense. There is a pervading archaic mentality that Doctors are never wrong. And suggestions like the one above cater to that mentality, even if the person saying it doesnt realize it. You are in fact stating that the doctor is infallible. I cant agree that we should humbly submit ourselves to the extent of whatever life experience theyve had, and pray to God that theyre right. What would be the downside of ordering an unnecessary test? I guess thats the real question here. Money spent is all I can think of. Some people say it taxes the medical system as a whole, but that is nonsense, because Labs run the tests, and they are paid for their service. All it does is increase the income of the Lab. There is no ...
So taking all these things into consideration, we conclude that the only way that were going to be free is to wipe out once and for all the oppressive structure of America. We realize we cant do this without a popular struggle, without many alliances and coalitions, and this is the reason that were moving in the direction that we are, to get as many alliances as possible of people that are equally dissatisfied with the system. And also were carrying on, or attempting to carry on a political education campaign so that the people will be aware of the conditions and therefore perhaps they will be able to take steps to controlling these conditions. We think that the most important thing at this time, is to be able to organize in some fashion so that well have a formidable force to challenge the structure of the American empire. So we invite the Republic of New Africa to struggle with us, because we know from people Ive talked to, (Ive talked to May Mallory, and other people who are familiar ...
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Its apparent to anyone whos familiar with the scientific literature that citations to other papers are not exactly an ideal system. Its long been one of the
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I believe that love exists, but its unreasonable to say that it exists for everyone. I see couples completely perfect for eachother, and I may be envious, but I am.....
In the management of STEMI , many of us believe , contraindication exists only for thrombolysis . In fact , there is a big list of contras for primary PCI as well . Few books mention about it and few discuss about it . It comes under many broad categories .Time , technical, patient and …
I am glad you let us know, Jams. Im one of those pathetically insecure people who worries that my blogging days are over when friends stop dropping by. This is, of course, nonsense but the depression is so pervasive (even as I think Im coming out of it) that it has a life of its own. Almost like it needs nothing but the smallest excuses to haunt me ...
dan1980,. That post is far too reasonable and thought through. How the hell did you get access to these forums?. Ive always hated CAPTCHAs. Its a rare time that I can get the buggers on the first go. I have very severe sight problems. Sadly the audio ones are even harder to decipher, and Ive got pretty good hearing. So I just merrily go through a few (swearily if Im being honest), until I get one right, like house drumpBty or somesuch. The nonsense words are particularly hard for me, because theres no context, so if theres one letter I cant read, then its impossible to guess. Whereas if the u in house is unclear, I can get it from context.. Unfortunately the same problem applies to OCR. If its unclear about one letter, it can go to word tables, and come up with a probability for what word itll be. Hence making it easier for me, is probably going to do the same for the bots.. Actually I think this is the first time Ive properly thought about the bloody things, and despite the fact that ...
@Harsh You stray way off the point with some nonsense about legendary kings, and non sequiters, for what purpose? As for Armarna, well, clearly you are a...
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Mixx. A new kind of Digg, and supposedly better. I have to say that I think most community link sites have a built-in problem because they scale badly. Not because of performance, but simply because of the angry herd they seem to attract once they reach huge membership levels. The prime example is Digg, which is, to my mind, has become a pretty poor resource recently. My preferred services (in no particular order): StumbleUpon. Superb idea, done elegantly. No superfluous nonsense, just great web…. Read More ...
tomoftarn. My local co-op has this at £3.15 and there is nowhere I can find on the … My local co-op has this at £3.15 and there is nowhere I can find on the Co-op webiste which mentions this offer. Sounds like this is nonsense. Or you can provide us with a link to the specific deal so we at least have some proof we can print out and to take to the store. ...
Some people fantasize about weddings, careers and babies. I dont buy into any of that nonsense.* I dream about dogs. And late last month, with perfect timing to be the best adult birthday present ever, we brought home the first of (hopefully) many, many doggies. In almost every aspect of preparation, I was a confident…
I knew you never came, of course, not like I couldnt see...You know you are part right. I remember the last of the three that NDP guy came. He got up and he sounded great, going on about how if they had been in power, if the workers had been represented in government, it would never have happened, we would all still have our jobs because they would have a "Made in Ontario" industrial strategy or some such shit. We all know its fucking nonsense though...NDP or no NDP they can move their factory anywhere they want. Small changes seem to change nothing at all ...
The Blind outplaying Smalling line is one that just becomes true if it gets repeated enough. Im certain that nonsense was debunked recently with...
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Damn luv! Guess you still got haters! Very proud of ya sis....and since Iknow youll never read this....hell if it wasnt for a good friend...Iwouldnt have known about it! Thats cause you got a great job great kid and a great family behind you....yaaa mean!.....and to anyone else...the johnsons stick together and dont have time for nonsense....lol...say what you say....but the girl has swagg!!!!! Lmao ...
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Christine Marran, Contamination: From Minamata to Fukushima http://japanfocus.org/-Christine-Marran/3526. • Matthew Penney, Nuclear Nationalism and Fukushima. • Fujioka Atsushi, Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima:A "Two-Headed Dragon" Descends into the Earths Biosphere. • Kodama Tatsuhiko, Radiation Effects on Health: Protect the Children of Fukushima. • Say-Peace Project and Norimatsu Satoko, Protecting Children Against Radiation: Japanese Citizens Take Radiation Protection into Their Own Hands. ·APJ Feature, Save the Children: Radiation Exposure of Fukushima Students. • Ishimure Michiko, Reborn from the Earth Scarred by Modernity: Minamata Disease and the Miracle of the Human Desire to Live. Notes. 1 Beck, Ulrich (2011) 「福島、あるいは世界リスク社会における日本の未来 [Fukushima, or the future of Japan in the World Risk Society], in Sekai, July, pp.68-73.. 2 Beck, Ulrich (1999) World Risk Society, Polity, Cambridge.. 3 McCormack, Gavan ...
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a devastating and progressive disorder, and a common cause of early onset dementia. Progranulin (PGRN) haploinsufficiency due to autosomal dominant mutations in the progranulin gene (GRN) is an important cause of FTLD (FTLD-GRN), and nearly a quarter of these genetic cases are due to a nonsense mutation. Premature termination codons (PTC) can be therapeutically targeted by compounds allowing readthrough, and aminoglycoside antibiotics are known to be potent PTC readthrough drugs. Restoring endogenous PGRN through PTC readthrough has not previously been explored as a therapeutic intervention in FTLD. We studied whether the aminoglycoside G418 could increase PGRN expression in HEK293 and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neurons bearing the heterozygous S116X, R418X, and R493X pathogenic GRN nonsense mutations. We further tested a novel substituted phthalimide PTC readthrough enhancer in combination with G418 in our cellular models. We next
Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy (DBMD) is a genetic disorder that develops in boys. It is caused by a mutation in the gene for dystrophin, a protein that is important for maintaining normal muscle structure and function. Loss of dystrophin causes muscle fragility that leads to weakness and loss of walking ability during childhood and teenage years. A specific type of mutation, called a nonsense (premature stop codon) mutation, is the cause of DBMD in approximately 10-15% of boys with the disease. Ataluren is an orally delivered, investigational drug that has the potential to overcome the effects of the nonsense mutation. This study comprises a Phase 3, open-label study of ataluren in patients with nmDBMD who previously received ataluren at an investigator site in a prior PTC-sponsored clinical study. A separate open-label study (PTC124-GD-016-DMD) is being conducted for nmDBMD patients who previously received ataluren at an investigator site in the United States (US ...
Many genes are essential for early development and, as their inactivation leads to early embryonic lethality, this precludes further investigation of their functions in late embryonic and postnatal development. The cKO strategy overcomes this obstacle and allows for dissection of gene function in a cell lineage-specific and temporally controlled fashion. In this study, we employed an SC-specific Cre line (i.e. Amh-Cre) to inactivate Upf2 exclusively in SCs at ∼E12.5 so that the role of Upf2 in SC development could be delineated. The dual-fluorescent reporter (Rosa26mTmG) line allows for easy and convenient determination of the onset of Cre activity when crossed with a specific Cre deletor line (Wu et al., 2012). Using this method, we detected Cre activity in Amh-Cre males at ∼E12.5, which is ∼2 days earlier than in an alternative Amh-Cre line (∼E14.5) (Gao et al., 2006; Kim et al., 2010). At E12.5, SC specification has completed and the testis cord has just become morphologically ...
The hairless and rhino mutations are autosomal recessive allelic mutations that map to mouse Chromosome 14. In general, the rhino phenotype is a more severe manifestation of the hairless phenotype. In both hairless and rhino mice, the hair begins shedding in a cephalocaudal pattern within 7 days after birth, and never regrows due to a series of irreversible cellular events. The hairless mutation closely resembles the human disease known as papular atrichia (MIM 209500). Recently, this disease was linked to Chromosome 8p12, the human homolog of hairless was cloned and mapped to the same locus, and mutations have been identified in several different families. In order to gain insight into the pathophysiology of disease in papular atrichia, we sought to utilize mouse mutations as in vivo model systems. In this study, we report the identification of a homozygous nonsense mutation in the coding region of the hr gene in a hairless mouse captured on a chicken farm in the Midwestern United States.
A candidate gene analysis of the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) gene was used in an attempt to identify the genetic basis for a white-spotted coat color phenotype in the Asian swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis carabanensis). Ninety-three buffaloes32 solid, 38 spotted and 23 white individualswere Sanger-sequenced for all MITF exons as well as highly conserved intronic and flanking regions. MITFcDNA representing skin and iris tissue from six spotted, nine solid and one white buffaloes was also Sanger-sequenced to confirm detected mutations. Two independent loss-of-function mutations, a premature stop codon (c.328C,T, p.Arg110*) and a donor splice-site mutation (c.840+2T,A, p.Glu281_Leu282Ins8), both of which cause white-spotted coat color in swamp buffaloes, were identified. The nonsense mutation leads to a premature stop codon in exon 3, and likely removal of the resulting mRNA via nonsense-mediated decay pathway, whereas the donor splice-site mutation leads to aberrant ...
DAX1 (NR0B1) is an orphan nuclear receptor, which plays an important role in development and function of the adrenal glands and gonads. Mutations in DAX1 cause X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita (X-linked AHC), which is characterized by adrenal insufficiency (AI) and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HHG). Affected boys present with adrenal failure usually in childhood and, later in life, with delayed puberty. However, patients with a late-onset form of X-linked AHC have also been described in the past years. We report a male patient who presented with symptoms of an adrenal crisis at the age of 38 years and was later diagnosed with HHG. Family history was positive with several male relatives diagnosed with AI and compatible with the assumed X-chromosomal inheritance of the trait. Direct sequencing of DAX1 of the patient revealed a hemizygous cytosine-to-thymine substitution at nucleotide 64 in exon 1, which creates a novel nonsense mutation (p.(Gln22*)). In order to compare the clinical ...
Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD) is a genetic disorder that develops in boys. It is caused by a mutation in the gene for dystrophin, a protein that is important for maintaining normal muscle structure and function. Loss of dystrophin causes muscle fragility that leads to weakness and loss of walking ability during childhood and teenage years. A specific type of mutation, called a nonsense (premature stop codon) mutation is the cause of DMD/BMD in approximately 10-15% of boys with the disease. Ataluren (PTC124) is an orally delivered, investigational drug that has the potential to overcome the effects of the nonsense mutation. This study is a Phase 2b extension trial that will evaluate the long-term safety of ataluren (PTC124) in boys with nonsense mutation DMD/BMD, as determined by adverse events and laboratory abnormalities. The study will also assess changes in walking, muscle function, and other important clinical and laboratory measures ...
Objective: Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is a fatal disorder of immune dysregulation with defective cytotoxic lymphocyte function. Disease-causing mutations have been identified in the genes encoding perforin (PRF1), syntaxin-11 (STX11), and Munc13-4 (UNC13D). We screened for UNC13D mutations and studied clinical and functional implications of such mutations in a well-defined patient cohort. Methods: Sequencing of UNC13D was performed in 38 FHL patients from 34 families where mutations in the PRF1 and STX11 had been excluded. Results: We identified six different mutations affecting altogether 9/38 individuals (24%) in 6/34 (18%) unrelated PRF1/STX11-negative families. Four novel mutations were revealed; two homozygous nonsense mutations (R83X and W382X), one splice mutation (exon 28), and one missense mutation (R928P). In addition, two known mutations were identified (R214X and a deletion resulting in a frame-shift starting at codon 782). There was considerable variation in ...
An exon junction complex (EJC) is a protein complex which forms on a pre-messenger RNA strand at the junction of two exons which have been joined together during RNA splicing. The EJC has major influences on translation, surveillance and localization of the spliced mRNA. It is first deposited onto mRNA during splicing and is then transported into the cytoplasm. There it plays a major role in post-transcriptional regulation of mRNA. It is believed that exon junction complexes provide a position-specific memory of the splicing event. The EJC consists of a stable heterotetramer core, which serves as a binding platform for other factors necessary for the mRNA pathway. The core of the EJC contains the protein eukaryotic initiation factor 4A-III (eIF4A-III; a DEAD-box RNA helicase) bound to an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) analog, as well as the additional proteins Magoh and Y14.The binding of these proteins to nuclear speckled domains has been measured recently and it may be regulated by PI3K/AKT/mTOR ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Family with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease/X-linked spastic paraplegia and a nonsense mutation in exon 6 of the proteolipid protein gene. AU - Bond, C.. AU - Si, X.. AU - Crisp, M.. AU - Wong, P.. AU - Paulson, G. W.. AU - Boesel, C. P.. AU - Dlouhy, S. R.. AU - Hodes, M. E.. PY - 1997/8/19. Y1 - 1997/8/19. N2 - We report on a C-to-T transition in exon 6 of the PLP gene in a male with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease/X-linked spastic paraplegia. The transition changes a glutamine at amino acid residue 233 to a termination codon. This premature stop codon probably results in a truncated protein that iS not functional. Six other relatives were analyzed for the mutation and two female carriers were identified. Autopsy data on one male are presented.. AB - We report on a C-to-T transition in exon 6 of the PLP gene in a male with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease/X-linked spastic paraplegia. The transition changes a glutamine at amino acid residue 233 to a termination codon. This premature stop ...

Exclusion of known gene for enamel development in two Brazilian families with amelogenesis imperfecta | Head & Face Medicine |...Exclusion of known gene for enamel development in two Brazilian families with amelogenesis imperfecta | Head & Face Medicine |...

Aldred MJ, Crawford PJ, Roberts E, Thomas NS: Identification of a nonsense mutation in the amelogenin gene (AMELX) in a family ... codon 41 point mutation. J Dent Res. 2000, 79 (7): 1476-1481.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar. ... this SNP does not change the amino acid coded for by the triplet codon sequence and, therefore, does not appear to be ...
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Nonsense Codon
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     Summary Report | CureHunterNonsense Codon - Nonsense Mutation Summary Report | CureHunter

A nonsense mutation is one that converts an amino acid-specific codon to a stop codon. ... An amino acid-specifying codon that has been converted to a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR) by mutation. Its occurance is ... Nonsense Codon, Ochre; Nonsense Codon, Opal; Nonsense Codons; Nonsense Codons, Amber; Nonsense Codons, Ochre; Nonsense Codons, ... Unassigned Codon; Codon, Nonsense; Amber Nonsense Codon; Amber Nonsense Mutation; Nonsense Codon, Amber; Ochre Nonsense Codon; ...
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Nonsense codon | definition of nonsense codon by Medical dictionaryNonsense codon | definition of nonsense codon by Medical dictionary

... nonsense codon explanation free. What is nonsense codon? Meaning of nonsense codon medical term. What does nonsense codon mean? ... Looking for online definition of nonsense codon in the Medical Dictionary? ... Compare: amber codon, ochre codon, umber codon. Synonym(s): nonsense codon, punctuation codon, stop codon, termination sequence ... nonsense codon. Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.. Related to nonsense codon: missense codon, Premature stop codon ...
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A murine Zic3 transcript with a premature termination codon evades nonsense-mediated decay during axis formation | Disease...A murine Zic3 transcript with a premature termination codon evades nonsense-mediated decay during axis formation | Disease...

The katun mutation introduces a nonsense codon into the Zic3 transcript that conforms to the rule for PTC recognition in ... 1998). A rule for termination-codon position within intron-containing genes: when nonsense affects RNA abundance. Trends ... A murine Zic3 transcript with a premature termination codon evades nonsense-mediated decay during axis formation ... A murine Zic3 transcript with a premature termination codon evades nonsense-mediated decay during axis formation ...
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Messenger RNA Transcripts of the Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor-1α Gene Containing Premature Termination Codons Are Subject to...Messenger RNA Transcripts of the Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor-1α Gene Containing Premature Termination Codons Are Subject to...

... are nonsense or frameshift and lead to the production of premature termination codons (PTCs) (4). The most common HNF-1α ... The nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway triggers degradation of most BRCA1 mRNAs bearing premature termination codons. Hum Mol ... PTC, premature termination codon. Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a subtype of diabetes characterized by early ... The nonsense mutations R171X, I414G415ATCG→CCA, and P291fsinsC showed reduced mutant mRNA expression to 40% (P = 0.009), ,0.01 ...
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DIGITAL.CSIC: Analysis of aberrant splicing and nonsense-mediated decay of the stop codon mutations c.109G>T and c.504 505delCT...DIGITAL.CSIC: Analysis of aberrant splicing and nonsense-mediated decay of the stop codon mutations c.109G>T and c.504 505delCT...

Analysis of aberrant splicing and nonsense-mediated decay of the stop codon mutations c.109G,T and c.504_505delCT in 7 patients ... Eukaryotic cells can be protected against mutations that generate stop codons by nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) and/or ... to study the effect of stop codons on splicing (NAS) and NMD in seven patients. Surprisingly, none of the stop codons studied ... In this work, we study these phenomena in the stop codon mutations c.109G,T (p.Glu37*) and c.504_505delCT; the second and third ...
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Mutation at Tyrosine in AMLRY (GILRY Like) Motif of Yeast eRF1 on Nonsense Codons Suppression and Binding Affinity to eRF3 ...Mutation at Tyrosine in AMLRY (GILRY Like) Motif of Yeast eRF1 on Nonsense Codons Suppression and Binding Affinity to eRF3 ...

The stop codons suppression of the mutant was analyzed in vivo using PGK-stop codon-LACZ gene fusion and showed that the ... Mutation at Tyrosine in AMLRY (GILRY Like) Motif of Yeast eRF1 on Nonsense Codons Suppression and Binding Affinity to eRF3 ... Keywords: eRF1, eRF3, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, termination translation, nonsense codon suppression, binding affinity ... The suppression on UAG codon was the highest increased among the stop codons by comparing the suppression of the wild type ...
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Emerging Drugs for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - CADTH Issues in Emerging Health Technologies - NCBI BookshelfEmerging Drugs for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - CADTH Issues in Emerging Health Technologies - NCBI Bookshelf

... nonsense mutation suppression), eteplirsen (exon 51 skipping), and idebenone (adenosine triphosphate [ATP] modulation). ... Stop-Codon Read-Through Nonsense Suppression Therapy. This treatment is applicable to approximately 10% to 15% of males with ... Atalurens mechanism selects only premature stop codons; it does not interfere with normal stop codons.15 ... It is indicated for the treatment of DMD in ambulatory patients five years and older with nonsense mutations.10 In Canada, the ...
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What are some characteristics of Codon? | Reference.comWhat are some characteristics of Codon? | Reference.com

A codon is a series of three nucleotides used to specify a specific an amino acid. These nucleotides are labeled with G, C, and ... What is the function of nonsense codon?. A: A nonsense codon has the effect of prematurely stopping the transcription of RNA or ... The nucleotides found in codons determine what purpose that codon has in the DNA or RNA sequence. Each codon indicates which ... What is a codon and what does it represent?. A: A codon is a set of three nucleotides that code for an amino acid or act as a ...
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What Is the Difference Between Replication and Transcription? | Reference.comWhat Is the Difference Between Replication and Transcription? | Reference.com

What Is the Function of Nonsense Codon?. A: A nonsense codon has the effect of prematurely stopping the transcription of RNA or ...
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Nonsense-codon mutations of the ornithine aminotransferase gene with decreased levels of mutant mRNA in gyrate atrophy<...Nonsense-codon mutations of the ornithine aminotransferase gene with decreased levels of mutant mRNA in gyrate atrophy<...

A nonsense codon created at position 79 (TGA) by a frameshift and nonsense mutations at codons 209 (TAT→TAA) and 299 (TAC→TAG) ... A nonsense codon created at position 79 (TGA) by a frameshift and nonsense mutations at codons 209 (TAT→TAA) and 299 (TAC→TAG) ... A nonsense codon created at position 79 (TGA) by a frameshift and nonsense mutations at codons 209 (TAT→TAA) and 299 (TAC→TAG) ... A nonsense codon created at position 79 (TGA) by a frameshift and nonsense mutations at codons 209 (TAT→TAA) and 299 (TAC→TAG) ...
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Excess of rare, inherited truncating mutations in autism.  - PubMed - NCBIExcess of rare, inherited truncating mutations in autism. - PubMed - NCBI

Codon, Nonsense. Grant support. *U54 HD083091/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States ...
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Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry, Volume 2, Modified Amino Acids, Organocatalysis and Enzymes | WileyAmino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry, Volume 2, Modified Amino Acids, Organocatalysis and Enzymes | Wiley

9.6 Nonsense Suppression 390. 9.7 Mischarging of tRNA by Ribozyme 395. 9.8 Evolving the Orthogonal Ribosome/mRNA Pair 396 ... 9.3 Sense Codon Reassignment 381. 9.4 Missense Suppression 385. 9.5 Evolving the Orthogonal aaRS/tRNA Pair 387 ...
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Long-Term Outcomes of Ataluren in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.govLong-Term Outcomes of Ataluren in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Nonsense Mutation. Premature Stop Codon. Becker Muscular Dystrophy. DMD/BMD. PTC124. Ataluren. ... Nonsense point mutation in the dystrophin gene. *Use of systemic corticosteroids (prednisone/prednisolone or deflazacort)for a ... A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Ataluren in Patients With Nonsense ... This study is a long-term study of ataluren in participants with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy. ...
more infohttps://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03179631?term=muscular+dystrophy&cond=ataluren&rank=4

IJMS  | Free Full-Text | The Characterization of GSDMB Splicing and Backsplicing Profiles Identifies Novel Isoforms and a...IJMS | Free Full-Text | The Characterization of GSDMB Splicing and Backsplicing Profiles Identifies Novel Isoforms and a...

The non-productive splicing variants were shown to be downregulated by the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in human cell ... Premature termination codon. NMD. Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. NT. Not treated. PRKCA. Protein kinase C alpha gene. ... Figure 2. Evaluation of GSDMB susceptibility to nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). The upper panel shows a partial scheme of ... Figure 2. Evaluation of GSDMB susceptibility to nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). The upper panel shows a partial scheme of ...
more infohttps://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/3/576/htm

PTC124 for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.govPTC124 for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

In some patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), the disease is caused by a nonsense mutation (premature stop codon) in the gene ... PTC124 has been shown to partially restore CFTR production in animals with CF due to a nonsense mutation. In an ongoing Phase ... A Phase 2b Extension Study of PTC124 as an Oral Treatment for Nonsense-Mutation-Mediated Cystic Fibrosis. ... treatment of nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2011 Jul;38(1):59-69. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00120910. Epub 2011 ...
more infohttps://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00351078

Diseases | Free Full-Text | Nonsense Suppression as an Approach to Treat Lysosomal Storage DiseasesDiseases | Free Full-Text | Nonsense Suppression as an Approach to Treat Lysosomal Storage Diseases

Second, PTCs trigger degradation of an mRNA by activating nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), a cellular pathway that ... also referred to as nonsense mutations) comprise ~10% of all disease-associated gene lesions. PTCs reduce gene expression in ... lysosomal storage diseases are a particularly relevant group of diseases to investigate the feasibility of nonsense suppression ... Keywords: lysosomal storage diseases; nonsense mutation; suppression; premature termination codon; readthrough; nonsense- ...
more infohttps://www.mdpi.com/2079-9721/4/4/32

Phase 2b Extension Study of Ataluren (PTC124) in Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DMD/BMD) - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials...Phase 2b Extension Study of Ataluren (PTC124) in Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DMD/BMD) - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials...

A specific type of mutation, called a nonsense (premature stop codon) mutation is the cause of DMD/BMD in approximately 10-15% ... This study is a Phase 2b extension trial that will evaluate the long-term safety of ataluren (PTC124) in boys with nonsense ... The study will enroll up to 174 boys with nonsense mutation DMD/BMD who participated in a previous Phase 2b study of ataluren ( ... Long-term safety of PTC124 in boys with nonsense-mutation mediated DMD/BMD, as determined by adverse events and laboratory ...
more infohttps://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00847379?term=ptc124&rank=1

TREM2 E14X | ALZFORUMTREM2 E14X | ALZFORUM

Mutation Type: Point, Nonsense Codon Change: GAG to TAG. Reference Isoform: TREM2 Isoform 1 (230 aa) Genomic Region: Exon 1 ... The rs386834143 variant introduces a premature stop codon in place of glutamate at amino acid 14. This variant, in a homozygous ... consistent with the presence of the premature stop codon (Paloneva et al., 2003). ...
more infohttps://www.alzforum.org/mutations/trem2-e14x

TREM2 W44X | ALZFORUMTREM2 W44X | ALZFORUM

Mutation Type: Point, Nonsense Codon Change: TGG to TGA. Reference Isoform: TREM2 Isoform 1 (230 aa) Genomic Region: Exon 2 ... The rs104894001 variant introduces a premature stop codon in place of tryptophan at amino acid 44. This variant, in a ...
more infohttps://www.alzforum.org/mutations/trem2-w44x

Stop codon | definition of stop codon by Medical dictionaryStop codon | definition of stop codon by Medical dictionary

... stop codon explanation free. What is stop codon? Meaning of stop codon medical term. What does stop codon mean? ... Looking for online definition of stop codon in the Medical Dictionary? ... Compare: amber codon, ochre codon, umber codon. Synonym(s): nonsense codon, punctuation codon, stop codon, termination sequence ... the amber codon), UAA and UGA. U is uracil, A is adenine and G is guanine.. stop codon. see NONSENSE CODON.. ...
more infohttp://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/stop+codon

Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome (Gorlin Syndrome) | Cancer Genetics WebBasal Cell Nevus Syndrome (Gorlin Syndrome) | Cancer Genetics Web

Codon, Nonsense. *Medulloblastoma. *Germ-Line Mutation. *Frameshift Mutation. *Surveys and Questionnaires. *Patched-1 Receptor ... Sanger sequencing of PTCH1 in this cohort identified 17 novel truncating mutations (11 frameshift, five nonsense and one ... was found in PTCH1 causing a premature stop codon. ...
more infohttp://www.cancerindex.org/geneweb/gorlin_syndrome.htm

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0 (Codon, Nonsense); 0 (Cytokines); 0 (Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins); 0 (Lipopolysaccharides); 0 (PPP1R13L ... All passed away before age 3. A homozygous sequence variation creating a premature stop codon at encoding the iASPP protein was ...
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Alternative Splicing Substantially Diversifies the Transcriptome during Early Photomorphogenesis and Correlates with the Energy...Alternative Splicing Substantially Diversifies the Transcriptome during Early Photomorphogenesis and Correlates with the Energy...

nonsense-mediated decay. PTC. premature termination codon. FWHM. full width at half maximum. ... 2016). Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay modulates FLM-dependent thermosensory flowering response in Arabidopsis. Nat. Plants 2: ... 2014). Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay modulates immune receptor levels to regulate plant antibacterial defense. Cell Host Microbe ... 2013). Nonsense-mediated decay of alternative precursor mRNA splicing variants is a major determinant of the Arabidopsis steady ...
more infohttp://www.plantcell.org/content/28/11/2715.long
  • SAN DIEGO & REHOVOT, Israel & SEOUL, South Korea--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Today, Korea Investment Partners (KIP), DSC Investments, Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB:SVON) and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a clinical stage company developing therapeutics for genetic diseases caused by nonsense mutations, announce a US$6 million investment in Eloxx Pharmaceuticals. (businesswire.com)
  • ELX-02 provides a unique opportunity to potentially be the first disease-modifying therapy to treat a set of devastating genetic diseases, caused by nonsense mutations for which there are no effective treatments. (businesswire.com)
  • ELX-02 has shown pharmacological, pharmacodynamic and physiological effects in several animal models of genetic disease caused by nonsense mutations including Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Cystinosis, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Rett syndrome and mucopolysaccharidose type I (MPS I). (businesswire.com)
  • Eloxx Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage company developing first in class therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disease caused by nonsense mutations. (businesswire.com)
  • The nucleotides found in codons determine what purpose that codon has in the DNA or RNA sequence. (reference.com)
  • Without these codons, it would be impossible for cells to tell where or how the sequence should be used. (reference.com)
  • A codon is a sequence of three nitrogenous bases that code for a single amino acid. (reference.com)
  • codons), which is then transcribed into the messenger RNA sequence AUG GUG. (bmj.com)
  • Suppose that a point-nonsense mutation was introduced at the fourth triplet in the DNA sequence (CGA) causing the cytosine to be replaced with thymine , yielding TGA in the DNA sequence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ribosomes pause at the end of the 2A coding sequence, over the glycine and proline codons, and the nascent chain up to and including this glycine is released. (asm.org)
  • Eloxx is planning to initiate multiple clinical studies for ELX-02, its lead development candidate, and anticipates achieving substantial clinical milestones over the course of 2017 and 2018, particularly in the lead clinical programs in cystic fibrosis and cystinosis patients carrying nonsense mutations. (businesswire.com)
  • This financing enables us to initiate multiple clinical studies for ELX-02 including phase 2 studies in Cystic Fibrosis and Cystinosis patients carrying nonsense mutations. (businesswire.com)
  • A nonsense codon has the effect of prematurely stopping the transcription of RNA or DNA and preventing the effective synthesis of polypeptide chains. (reference.com)
  • The Garen lab also showed that certain triplet codons (5'-UAG, 5'-UAA, and 5'-UGA) failed to bind amino acids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Note that because of the wobble rules amber suppressing tRNAs can only read UAG codons, but ochre-suppressing tRNAs can read both UAA and UAG codons. (sdsu.edu)
  • Near cognate tRNA may bind especially if the two 3′ nucleotides of the anticodon can base pair with the 5′ nucleotides of the codon. (els.net)