Deletion of sequences of nucleic acids from the genetic material of an individual.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
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.
Actual loss of portion of a chromosome.
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.
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.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.
Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.
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.
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.
Removal, via CELL DEATH, of immature lymphocytes that interact with antigens during maturation. For T-lymphocytes this occurs in the thymus and ensures that mature T-lymphocytes are self tolerant. B-lymphocytes may also undergo clonal deletion.
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.
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.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
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Condition with a variable constellation of phenotypes due to deletion polymorphisms at chromosome location 22q11. It encompasses several syndromes with overlapping abnormalities including the DIGEORGE SYNDROME, VELOCARDIOFACIAL SYNDROME, and CONOTRUNCAL AMOMALY FACE SYNDROME. In addition, variable developmental problems and schizoid features are also associated with this syndrome. (From BMC Med Genet. 2009 Feb 25;10:16) Not all deletions at 22q11 result in the 22q11deletion syndrome.
Congenital syndrome characterized by a wide spectrum of characteristics including the absence of the THYMUS and PARATHYROID GLANDS resulting in T-cell immunodeficiency, HYPOCALCEMIA, defects in the outflow tract of the heart, and craniofacial anomalies.
A specific pair of GROUP G CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A characteristic symptom complex.

Transformation mediated by RhoA requires activity of ROCK kinases. (1/14225)

BACKGROUND: The Ras-related GTPase RhoA controls signalling processes required for cytoskeletal reorganisation, transcriptional regulation, and transformation. The ability of RhoA mutants to transform cells correlates not with transcription but with their ability to bind ROCK-I, an effector kinase involved in cytoskeletal reorganisation. We used a recently developed specific ROCK inhibitor, Y-27632, and ROCK truncation mutants to investigate the role of ROCK kinases in transcriptional activation and transformation. RESULTS: In NIH3T3 cells, Y-27632 did not prevent the activation of serum response factor, transcription of c-fos or cell cycle re-entry following serum stimulation. Repeated treatment of NIH3T3 cells with Y-27632, however, substantially disrupted their actin fibre network but did not affect their growth rate. Y-27632 blocked focus formation by RhoA and its guanine-nucleotide exchange factors Dbl and mNET1. It did not affect the growth rate of cells transformed by Dbl and mNET1, but restored normal growth control at confluence and prevented their growth in soft agar. Y-27632 also significantly inhibited focus formation by Ras, but had no effect on the establishment or maintenance of transformation by Src. Furthermore, it significantly inhibited anchorage-independent growth of two out of four colorectal tumour cell lines. Consistent with these data, a truncated ROCK derivative exhibited weak ability to cooperate with activated Raf in focus formation assays. CONCLUSIONS: ROCK signalling is required for both the establishment and maintenance of transformation by constitutive activation of RhoA, and contributes to the Ras-transformed phenotype. These observations provide a potential explanation for the requirement for Rho in Ras-mediated transformation. Moreover, the inhibition of ROCK kinases may be of therapeutic use.  (+info)

Deletion analysis of the Drosophila Inscuteable protein reveals domains for cortical localization and asymmetric localization. (2/14225)

The Drosophila Inscuteable protein acts as a key regulator of asymmetric cell division during the development of the nervous system [1] [2]. In neuroblasts, Inscuteable localizes into an apical cortical crescent during late interphase and most of mitosis. During mitosis, Inscuteable is required for the correct apical-basal orientation of the mitotic spindle and for the asymmetric segregation of the proteins Numb [3] [4] [5], Prospero [5] [6] [7] and Miranda [8] [9] into the basal daughter cell. When Inscuteable is ectopically expressed in epidermal cells, which normally orient their mitotic spindle parallel to the embryo surface, these cells reorient their mitotic spindle and divide perpendicularly to the surface [1]. Like the Inscuteable protein, the inscuteable RNA is asymmetrically localized [10]. We show here that inscuteable RNA localization is not required for Inscuteable protein localization. We found that a central 364 amino acid domain - the Inscuteable asymmetry domain - was necessary and sufficient for Inscuteable localization and function. Within this domain, a separate 100 amino acid region was required for asymmetric localization along the cortex, whereas a 158 amino acid region directed localization to the cell cortex. The same 158 amino acid fragment could localize asymmetrically when coexpressed with the full-length protein, however, and could bind to Inscuteable in vitro, suggesting that this domain may be involved in the self-association of Inscuteable in vivo.  (+info)

Superimposed histologic and genetic mapping of chromosome 9 in progression of human urinary bladder neoplasia: implications for a genetic model of multistep urothelial carcinogenesis and early detection of urinary bladder cancer. (3/14225)

The evolution of alterations on chromosome 9, including the putative tumor suppressor genes mapped to the 9p21-22 region (the MTS genes), was studied in relation to the progression of human urinary bladder neoplasia by using whole organ superimposed histologic and genetic mapping in cystectomy specimens and was verified in urinary bladder tumors of various pathogenetic subsets with longterm follow-up. The applicability of chromosome 9 allelic losses as non-invasive markers of urothelial neoplasia was tested on voided urine and/or bladder washings of patients with urinary bladder cancer. Although sequential multiple hits in the MTS locus were documented in the development of intraurothelial precursor lesions, the MTS genes do not seem to represent a major target for p21-23 deletions in bladder cancer. Two additional tumor suppressor genes involved in bladder neoplasia located distally and proximally to the MTS locus within p22-23 and p11-13 regions respectively were identified. Several distinct putative tumor suppressor gene loci within the q12-13, q21-22, and q34 regions were identified on the q arm. In particular, the pericentromeric q12-13 area may contain the critical tumor suppressor gene or genes for the development of early urothelial neoplasia. Allelic losses of chromosome 9 were associated with expansion of the abnormal urothelial clone which frequently involved large areas of urinary bladder mucosa. These losses could be found in a high proportion of urothelial tumors and in voided urine or bladder washing samples of nearly all patients with urinary bladder carcinoma.  (+info)

Level of retinoblastoma protein expression correlates with p16 (MTS-1/INK4A/CDKN2) status in bladder cancer. (4/14225)

Recent studies have shown that patients whose bladder cancer exhibit overexpression of RB protein as measured by immunohistochemical analysis do equally poorly as those with loss of RB function. We hypothesized that loss of p16 protein function could be related to RB overexpression, since p16 can induce transcriptional downregulation of RB and its loss may lead to aberrant RB regulation. Conversely, loss of RB function has been associated with high p16 protein expression in several other tumor types. In the present study RB negative bladder tumors also exhibited strong nuclear p16 staining while each tumor with strong, homogeneous RB nuclear staining were p16 negative, supporting our hypothesis. To expand on these immunohistochemical studies additional cases were selected in which the status of the p16 encoding gene had been determined at the molecular level. Absent p16 and high RB protein expression was found in the tumors having loss of heterozygosity within 9p21 and a structural change (mutation or deletion) of the remaining p16 encoding gene allele, confirming the staining results. These results strongly support the hypothesis that the RB nuclear overexpression recently associated with poor prognosis in bladder cancer is also associated with loss of p16 function and implies that loss of p16 function could be equally deleterious as RB loss in bladder and likely other cancers.  (+info)

Expression of the naturally occurring truncated trkB neurotrophin receptor induces outgrowth of filopodia and processes in neuroblastoma cells. (5/14225)

We have investigated the effects of the truncated trkB receptor isoform T1 (trkB.T1) by transient transfection into mouse N2a neuroblastoma cells. We observed that expression of trkB.T1 leads to a striking change in cell morphology characterized by outgrowth of filopodia and processes. A similar morphological response was also observed in SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells and NIH3T3 fibroblasts transfected with trkB.T1. N2a cells lack endogenous expression of trkB isoforms, but express barely detectable amounts of its ligands, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4). The morphological change was ligand-independent, since addition of exogenous BDNF or NT-4 or blockade of endogenous trkB ligands did not influence this response. Filopodia and process outgrowth was significantly suppressed when full-length trkB.TK+ was cotransfected together with trkB.T1 and this inhibitory effect was blocked by tyrosine kinase inhibitor K252a. Transfection of trkB.T1 deletion mutants showed that the morphological response is dependent on the extracellular, but not the intracellular domain of the receptor. Our results suggest a novel ligand-independent role for truncated trkB in the regulation of cellular morphology.  (+info)

Over-representation of a germline RET sequence variant in patients with sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma and somatic RET codon 918 mutation. (6/14225)

The aetiology of sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma is unknown. About 50% harbour a somatic mutation at codon 918 of RET (M918T). To investigate whether other RET sequence variants may be associated with or predispose to the development of sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma, we analysed genomic DNA from the germline and corresponding tumour from 50 patients to identify RET sequence variants. In one patient, tumour DNA showed a novel somatic 12 bp in-frame deletion in exon 15. More interestingly, we found that the rare polymorphism at codon 836 (c.2439C > T; S836S) occurred at a significantly higher frequency than that in control individuals without sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma (Fisher's exact test, P = 0.03). Further, among the nine evaluable cases with germline c.2439C/T, eight also had the somatic M918T mutation in MTC DNA which was more frequent than in patients with the more common c.2439C/C (89% vs 40%, respectively; Fisher's exact test, P = 0.01). These findings suggest that the rare sequence variant at codon 836 may somehow play a role in the genesis of sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma.  (+info)

Loss-of-function mutations in the rice homeobox gene OSH15 affect the architecture of internodes resulting in dwarf plants. (7/14225)

The rice homeobox gene OSH15 (Oryza sativa homeobox) is a member of the knotted1-type homeobox gene family. We report here on the identification and characterization of a loss-of-function mutation in OSH15 from a library of retrotransposon-tagged lines of rice. Based on the phenotype and map position, we have identified three independent deletion alleles of the locus among conventional morphological mutants. All of these recessive mutations, which are considered to be null alleles, exhibit defects in internode elongation. Introduction of a 14 kbp genomic DNA fragment that includes all exons, introns and 5'- and 3'- flanking sequences of OSH15 complemented the defects in internode elongation, confirming that they were caused by the loss-of-function of OSH15. Internodes of the mutants had abnormal-shaped epidermal and hypodermal cells and showed an unusual arrangement of small vascular bundles. These mutations demonstrate a role for OSH15 in the development of rice internodes. This is the first evidence that the knotted1-type homeobox genes have roles other than shoot apical meristem formation and/or maintenance in plant development.  (+info)

Tight binding of the 5' exon to domain I of a group II self-splicing intron requires completion of the intron active site. (8/14225)

Group II self-splicing requires the 5' exon to form base pairs with two stretches of intronic sequence (EBS1 and EBS2) which also bind the DNA target during retrotransposition of the intron. We have used dimethyl sulfate modification of bases to obtain footprints of the 5' exon on intron Pl.LSU/2 from the mitochondrion of the alga Pylaiella littoralis, as well as on truncated intron derivatives. Aside from the EBS sites, which are part of the same subdomain (ID) of ribozyme secondary structure, three distant adenines become either less or more sensitive to modification in the presence of the exon. Unexpectedly, one of these adenines in subdomain IC1 is footprinted only in the presence of the distal helix of domain V, which is involved in catalysis. While the loss of that footprint is accompanied by a 100-fold decrease in the affinity for the exon, both protection from modification and efficient binding can be restored by a separate domain V transcript, whose binding results in its own, concise footprint on domains I and III. Possible biological implications of the need for the group II active site to be complete in order to observe high-affinity binding of the 5' exon to domain I are discussed.  (+info)

A sequence deletion in a genetic context refers to the removal or absence of one or more nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA or RNA) from a specific region in a DNA or RNA molecule. This type of mutation can lead to the loss of genetic information, potentially resulting in changes in the function or expression of a gene. If the deletion involves a critical portion of the gene, it can cause diseases, depending on the role of that gene in the body. The size of the deleted sequence can vary, ranging from a single nucleotide to a large segment of DNA.

Molecular sequence data refers to the specific arrangement of molecules, most commonly nucleotides in DNA or RNA, or amino acids in proteins, that make up a biological macromolecule. This data is generated through laboratory techniques such as sequencing, and provides information about the exact order of the constituent molecules. This data is crucial in various fields of biology, including genetics, evolution, and molecular biology, allowing for comparisons between different organisms, identification of genetic variations, and studies of gene function and regulation.

A base sequence in the context of molecular biology refers to the specific order of nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule. In DNA, these nucleotides are adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). In RNA, uracil (U) takes the place of thymine. The base sequence contains genetic information that is transcribed into RNA and ultimately translated into proteins. It is the exact order of these bases that determines the genetic code and thus the function of the DNA or RNA molecule.

Gene deletion is a type of mutation where a segment of DNA, containing one or more genes, is permanently lost or removed from a chromosome. This can occur due to various genetic mechanisms such as homologous recombination, non-homologous end joining, or other types of genomic rearrangements.

The deletion of a gene can have varying effects on the organism, depending on the function of the deleted gene and its importance for normal physiological processes. If the deleted gene is essential for survival, the deletion may result in embryonic lethality or developmental abnormalities. However, if the gene is non-essential or has redundant functions, the deletion may not have any noticeable effects on the organism's phenotype.

Gene deletions can also be used as a tool in genetic research to study the function of specific genes and their role in various biological processes. For example, researchers may use gene deletion techniques to create genetically modified animal models to investigate the impact of gene deletion on disease progression or development.

A chromosome deletion is a type of genetic abnormality that occurs when a portion of a chromosome is missing or deleted. Chromosomes are thread-like structures located in the nucleus of cells that contain our genetic material, which is organized into genes.

Chromosome deletions can occur spontaneously during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs or sperm) or can be inherited from a parent. They can affect any chromosome and can vary in size, from a small segment to a large portion of the chromosome.

The severity of the symptoms associated with a chromosome deletion depends on the size and location of the deleted segment. In some cases, the deletion may be so small that it does not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, larger deletions can lead to developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, physical abnormalities, and various medical conditions.

Chromosome deletions are typically detected through a genetic test called karyotyping, which involves analyzing the number and structure of an individual's chromosomes. Other more precise tests, such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) or chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA), may also be used to confirm the diagnosis and identify the specific location and size of the deletion.

A mutation is a permanent change in the DNA sequence of an organism's genome. Mutations can occur spontaneously or be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to radiation, chemicals, or viruses. They may have various effects on the organism, ranging from benign to harmful, depending on where they occur and whether they alter the function of essential proteins. In some cases, mutations can increase an individual's susceptibility to certain diseases or disorders, while in others, they may confer a survival advantage. Mutations are the driving force behind evolution, as they introduce new genetic variability into populations, which can then be acted upon by natural selection.

An amino acid sequence is the specific order of amino acids in a protein or peptide molecule, formed by the linking of the amino group (-NH2) of one amino acid to the carboxyl group (-COOH) of another amino acid through a peptide bond. The sequence is determined by the genetic code and is unique to each type of protein or peptide. It plays a crucial role in determining the three-dimensional structure and function of proteins.

A phenotype is the physical or biochemical expression of an organism's genes, or the observable traits and characteristics resulting from the interaction of its genetic constitution (genotype) with environmental factors. These characteristics can include appearance, development, behavior, and resistance to disease, among others. Phenotypes can vary widely, even among individuals with identical genotypes, due to differences in environmental influences, gene expression, and genetic interactions.

Chromosome mapping, also known as physical mapping, is the process of determining the location and order of specific genes or genetic markers on a chromosome. This is typically done by using various laboratory techniques to identify landmarks along the chromosome, such as restriction enzyme cutting sites or patterns of DNA sequence repeats. The resulting map provides important information about the organization and structure of the genome, and can be used for a variety of purposes, including identifying the location of genes associated with genetic diseases, studying evolutionary relationships between organisms, and developing genetic markers for use in breeding or forensic applications.

DNA Mutational Analysis is a laboratory test used to identify genetic variations or changes (mutations) in the DNA sequence of a gene. This type of analysis can be used to diagnose genetic disorders, predict the risk of developing certain diseases, determine the most effective treatment for cancer, or assess the likelihood of passing on an inherited condition to offspring.

The test involves extracting DNA from a patient's sample (such as blood, saliva, or tissue), amplifying specific regions of interest using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and then sequencing those regions to determine the precise order of nucleotide bases in the DNA molecule. The resulting sequence is then compared to reference sequences to identify any variations or mutations that may be present.

DNA Mutational Analysis can detect a wide range of genetic changes, including single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), insertions, deletions, duplications, and rearrangements. The test is often used in conjunction with other diagnostic tests and clinical evaluations to provide a comprehensive assessment of a patient's genetic profile.

It is important to note that not all mutations are pathogenic or associated with disease, and the interpretation of DNA Mutational Analysis results requires careful consideration of the patient's medical history, family history, and other relevant factors.

A plasmid is a small, circular, double-stranded DNA molecule that is separate from the chromosomal DNA of a bacterium or other organism. Plasmids are typically not essential for the survival of the organism, but they can confer beneficial traits such as antibiotic resistance or the ability to degrade certain types of pollutants.

Plasmids are capable of replicating independently of the chromosomal DNA and can be transferred between bacteria through a process called conjugation. They often contain genes that provide resistance to antibiotics, heavy metals, and other environmental stressors. Plasmids have also been engineered for use in molecular biology as cloning vectors, allowing scientists to replicate and manipulate specific DNA sequences.

Plasmids are important tools in genetic engineering and biotechnology because they can be easily manipulated and transferred between organisms. They have been used to produce vaccines, diagnostic tests, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for various applications, including agriculture, medicine, and industry.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a laboratory technique used to amplify specific regions of DNA. It enables the production of thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence in a rapid and efficient manner, making it an essential tool in various fields such as molecular biology, medical diagnostics, forensic science, and research.

The PCR process involves repeated cycles of heating and cooling to separate the DNA strands, allow primers (short sequences of single-stranded DNA) to attach to the target regions, and extend these primers using an enzyme called Taq polymerase, resulting in the exponential amplification of the desired DNA segment.

In a medical context, PCR is often used for detecting and quantifying specific pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites) in clinical samples, identifying genetic mutations or polymorphisms associated with diseases, monitoring disease progression, and evaluating treatment effectiveness.

Clonal deletion is a process in the immune system where T cells or B cells that have receptors which are highly reactive to self-antigens are eliminated during development in the thymus or bone marrow, respectively. This helps prevent the development of autoimmune diseases, where the immune system attacks the body's own tissues and organs.

During the development of T cells in the thymus, immature T cells undergo a selection process to ensure that they do not react strongly to self-antigens. Those that do are eliminated through a process called negative selection or clonal deletion. Similarly, developing B cells in the bone marrow that produce antibodies with high affinity for self-antigens are also deleted.

Clonal deletion is an essential mechanism for maintaining self-tolerance and preventing the development of autoimmune diseases. However, if this process fails or is impaired, it can lead to the development of autoimmunity.

Exons are the coding regions of DNA that remain in the mature, processed mRNA after the removal of non-coding intronic sequences during RNA splicing. These exons contain the information necessary to encode proteins, as they specify the sequence of amino acids within a polypeptide chain. The arrangement and order of exons can vary between different genes and even between different versions of the same gene (alternative splicing), allowing for the generation of multiple protein isoforms from a single gene. This complexity in exon structure and usage significantly contributes to the diversity and functionality of the proteome.

Molecular cloning is a laboratory technique used to create multiple copies of a specific DNA sequence. This process involves several steps:

1. Isolation: The first step in molecular cloning is to isolate the DNA sequence of interest from the rest of the genomic DNA. This can be done using various methods such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), restriction enzymes, or hybridization.
2. Vector construction: Once the DNA sequence of interest has been isolated, it must be inserted into a vector, which is a small circular DNA molecule that can replicate independently in a host cell. Common vectors used in molecular cloning include plasmids and phages.
3. Transformation: The constructed vector is then introduced into a host cell, usually a bacterial or yeast cell, through a process called transformation. This can be done using various methods such as electroporation or chemical transformation.
4. Selection: After transformation, the host cells are grown in selective media that allow only those cells containing the vector to grow. This ensures that the DNA sequence of interest has been successfully cloned into the vector.
5. Amplification: Once the host cells have been selected, they can be grown in large quantities to amplify the number of copies of the cloned DNA sequence.

Molecular cloning is a powerful tool in molecular biology and has numerous applications, including the production of recombinant proteins, gene therapy, functional analysis of genes, and genetic engineering.

A "knockout" mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which one or more genes have been deleted or "knocked out" using molecular biology techniques. This allows researchers to study the function of specific genes and their role in various biological processes, as well as potential associations with human diseases. The mice are generated by introducing targeted DNA modifications into embryonic stem cells, which are then used to create a live animal. Knockout mice have been widely used in biomedical research to investigate gene function, disease mechanisms, and potential therapeutic targets.

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22q11 Deletion Syndrome, also known as DiGeorge Syndrome or Velocardiofacial Syndrome, is a genetic disorder caused by the deletion of a small piece of chromosome 22 at a specific location (q11.2). This deletion results in the poor development of several body systems, including the following:

* The third and fourth pharyngeal pouches, which give rise to various structures in the neck, such as the parathyroid glands and thymus. As a result, affected individuals often have hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium in the blood) due to decreased parathyroid hormone production, and may have immune deficiencies due to abnormal or missing thymus tissue.
* The fourth pharyngeal arch, which forms parts of the aortic arch, the cranial base, and the neck. This can lead to congenital heart defects, such as tetralogy of Fallot or interrupted aortic arch.
* The branchial arches, which contribute to the formation of the face and neck. This can result in distinctive facial features, such as a prominent nasal bridge, hooded eyelids, a small jaw, and low-set ears.

The severity of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome can vary widely, even among members of the same family. Common symptoms include heart defects, palate abnormalities, immune deficiencies, developmental delays, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and hearing loss. Some individuals with this syndrome may also have psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia or anxiety disorders.

Treatment for 22q11 Deletion Syndrome typically involves a multidisciplinary approach, addressing each of the affected body systems. For example, heart defects may require surgical repair, while immune deficiencies may be managed with medications or thymus transplantation. Calcium supplements and vitamin D may be prescribed to treat hypocalcemia. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, and special education services can help address developmental delays and learning disabilities.

DiGeorge syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the deletion of a small piece of chromosome 22. It is also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The symptoms and severity can vary widely among affected individuals, but often include birth defects such as congenital heart disease, poor immune system function, and palatal abnormalities. Characteristic facial features, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems are also common. Some people with DiGeorge syndrome may have mild symptoms while others may be more severely affected. The condition is typically diagnosed through genetic testing. Treatment is focused on managing the specific symptoms and may include surgery, medications, and therapy.

Human chromosome pair 22 consists of two rod-shaped structures present in the nucleus of each cell in the human body. Each chromosome is made up of DNA tightly coiled around histone proteins, forming a complex structure called a chromatin.

Chromosome pair 22 is one of the 22 autosomal pairs of human chromosomes, meaning they are not sex chromosomes (X or Y). Chromosome 22 is the second smallest human chromosome, with each arm of the chromosome designated as p and q. The short arm is labeled "p," and the long arm is labeled "q."

Chromosome 22 contains several genes that are associated with various genetic disorders, including DiGeorge syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome, and cat-eye syndrome, which result from deletions or duplications of specific regions on the chromosome. Additionally, chromosome 22 is the location of the NRXN1 gene, which has been associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia when deleted or disrupted.

Understanding the genetic makeup of human chromosome pair 22 can provide valuable insights into human genetics, evolution, and disease susceptibility, as well as inform medical diagnoses, treatments, and research.

A syndrome, in medical terms, is a set of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, disorder, or underlying pathological process. It's essentially a collection of signs and/or symptoms that frequently occur together and can suggest a particular cause or condition, even though the exact physiological mechanisms might not be fully understood.

For example, Down syndrome is characterized by specific physical features, cognitive delays, and other developmental issues resulting from an extra copy of chromosome 21. Similarly, metabolic syndromes like diabetes mellitus type 2 involve a group of risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels that collectively increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

It's important to note that a syndrome is not a specific diagnosis; rather, it's a pattern of symptoms that can help guide further diagnostic evaluation and management.

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FISH or EHMT1 sequencing. The forty patients were divided into two groups: 1 group of 16 patients with the 9q34 deletion, and 1 ... The greater the deletions, the greater the severity of the condition. However, in recent studies, 9q34 deletion syndrome occurs ... 9q34 deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. Terminal deletions of chromosome 9q34 have been associated with childhood ... tracks chromosome deletions and or amplifications using fluorescent dyes on genomic sequences of DNA samples. The DNA samples ( ...
Freund, A. M.; Bichara, M.; Fuchs, R. P. (1989). "Z-DNA-forming sequences are spontaneous deletion hot spots". Proceedings of ... In mammalian cells, the presence of such sequences was found to produce large genomic fragment deletions due to chromosomal ... Wang, G.; Christensen, L. A.; Vasquez, K. M. (2006). "Z-DNA-forming sequences generate large-scale deletions in mammalian cells ... A study on Escherichia coli found that gene deletions spontaneously occur in plasmid regions containing Z-DNA-forming sequences ...
Kam W, Clauser E, Kim YS, Kan YW, Rutter WJ (Feb 1986). "Cloning, sequencing, and chromosomal localization of human term ... Evolution of the 5' flanking region by deletion/substitution". J. Biol. Chem. 263 (24): 12020-7. doi:10.1016/S0021-9258(18) ... Millán JL (1986). "Molecular cloning and sequence analysis of human placental alkaline phosphatase". J. Biol. Chem. 261 (7): ... Ezra E, Blacher R, Udenfriend S (1984). "Purification and partial sequencing of human placental alkaline phosphatase". Biochem ...
Gene deletion as the cause of α thalassaemia: The severe form of α thalassaemia is caused by a haemoglobin gene deletion. ... Linkage relationship of a cloned DNA sequence on the short arm of the X chromosome to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Nature 300, ... In 1974, Williamson's group demonstrated that severe alpha-thalassaemia is due to a deletion in the alpha globin gene, and ... subsequently that delta-beta thalassaemia was attributed to a deletion in the beta globin gene. From his new position at St. ...
The falling cost for the whole exome sequencing and, eventually, whole genome sequencing, may replace DNA microarray technology ... Deletions smaller than 1 Mb are very rare (about 3%). The remaining 97% of terminal deletions impact about 30 to 190 genes (see ... 22q13 deletion syndrome, also known as Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS), is a genetic disorder caused by deletions or ... A prototypical terminal deletion of 22q13 can be uncovered by karyotype analysis, but many terminal and interstitial deletions ...
"Deletion mutations affecting autonomously replicating sequence ARS1 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae". Molecular and Cellular ... sequence, and organization; nonetheless, their ability to drive replication onset typically depends on sequence-specific ... archaeal origins also bear specialized sequence regions that control origin function. These elements include both DNA sequence- ... have failed to identify clear consensus sequences at origins. Thus, sequence-specific DNA-initiator interactions in budding ...
Methods include sequence analysis and gene-targeted deletion/duplication analysis. However, most BOC occur by chance without a ... They dimerize in the nucleus and bind to the specific DNA sequences to induce gene expression. This triggers cell division. ... The dimerized receptors bind to specific DNA sequences, activating or inhibiting the transcription of target cancer-related ... Such mutations include complete or partial gene deletions, large insertions, duplications, splicing, frameshifts, missense and ...
Insertions and deletions between sequences give rise to disruptions in this diagonal. Regions of local similarity or repetitive ... Note, that the sequences can be written backwards or forwards, however the sequences on both axes must be written in the same ... Dot plots compare two sequences by organizing one sequence on the x-axis, and another on the y-axis, of a plot. When the ... a Method for Comparing Sequences. Its Use with Amino Acid and Nucleotide Sequences". Eur. J. Biochem. 16 (1): 1-11. doi:10.1111 ...
"Conserved Inserts and Deletions in Protein Sequences". Bacterial Phylogeny. Gupta RS. Retrieved 2 April 2012. Gupta, Radhey S ... A 4 aa deletion in RNA polymerase b-subunit and a 1 aa deletion in ribosomal protein L16 were found uniquely in various species ... Conserved signature inserts and deletions (CSIs) in protein sequences provide an important category of molecular markers for ... Archaea), it can be inferred whether the indel is an insert or a deletion, and which of these two groups A, B, C or X, Y, Z is ...
Simons R, Alon N, Riordan JR (1987). "Human myelin DM-20 proteolipid protein deletion defined by cDNA sequence". Biochem. ... cloning and sequencing of human proteolipid protein cDNA". J. Neurosci. Res. 18 (3): 395-401. doi:10.1002/jnr.490180303. PMID ...
... deletions and duplications, greater than 100 kilobases in the human genome. However, by 2015 whole genome sequencing studies ... Other classes of complex structural variant include deletion-inversion-deletions, duplication-inversion-duplications, and ... De novo sequence assembly may be applied with reads that are accurate enough. While, in practice, use of this method is limited ... There are also deletions related to resistance against malaria and AIDS. Also, some highly variable segments are thought to be ...
Theses test are; Sequence analysis of the entire coding region and Deletion/duplication analysis. Pyle disease may be confused ... Sequencing of coding regions of SFRP4 gene from an 11-year-old female with PYL was performed. A novel homozygous nonsense ... Galada C, Shah H, Shukla A, Girisha KM (April 2017). "A novel sequence variant in SFRP4 causing Pyle disease". Journal of Human ...
An update contains 4 types of blocks: a transaction header block, a sequence of data blocks, a corresponding sequence of ... A deletion does not remove any data from the archive, but rather indicates that the file is not to be extracted unless the ... An edit is either a file update or a file deletion. An update includes a file name, last modified date, attributes, and a list ... The data blocks contain a sequence of file fragments compressed together. The fragment tables give the size and SHA-1 hash of ...
Deletion or point mutation of either motif abolished the enhancer activity. It became active in NIH 3T3 cells when Oct3/4 and ... Sox2 were coexpressed and cooperatively bind to the enhancer sequence. Targeted deletion of the Fbx15 gene in mice does not ...
A deletion of the hfq gene causes loss of secondary metabolite production. It is a source for bioluminescence imaging. ... P. luminescens' genome has been sequenced. It contains a MACPF protein, however, this molecule appears non-lytic. It also ...
Homologous sequence in insert to sequence in plasmid DNA resulting in deletion. High concentration of EDTA or salts that acts ... A major advantage of blunt-end cloning is that the desired insert does not require any restriction sites in its sequence as ... and it has been applied to define and characterize specific nucleotide sequences in the genome using Ligase Chain Reaction (LCR ...
In fact, many official gene symbol-gene name pairs do not even share their initial-letter sequences (although some do). ... "an 11-bp deletion at nucleotide 188." This corollary rule (which forms an adjunct to the spell-everything-out rule) often also ... deletion with replacement (ΔleuA::nptII(KanR) indicates that the leuA gene has been deleted and replaced with the gene for ... deletion (ΔleuA) - = fusion (leuA-lacZ) : = fusion (leuA:lacZ) :: = insertion (leuA::Tn10) Ω = a genetic construct introduced ...
Most multiple sequence alignment methods try to minimize the number of insertions/deletions (gaps) and, as a consequence, ... Point mutations and insertion or deletion events (called indels) can be detected. Multiple sequence alignments can also be used ... Multiple sequence alignment (MSA) may refer to the process or the result of sequence alignment of three or more biological ... This similarity in sequences can then go on to help find common ancestry. Alignment-free sequence analysis Cladistics ...
Syncope is the internal deletion of a nucleus. For example, /hɨ.̃ ɰ 'from the house' becomes [hɨɰ̃́ãñmaya]. Notice ... In the process of diphthong reduction, a sequence /CaV/ becomes /CV/, where V is a high vowel. For example, /ami-nau/ 'yours' ... This occurs in situations where the nasals /m, n/ are sounded by a sequence of contiguous oral vowels and sonorants when no ... but was lost due to the common occurrence of word-final nasal deletion in Aguaruna. The genitive indicates possession by ...
Levenshtein, V. (1966). "Binary codes capable of correcting deletions, insertions, and reversals". Soviet Physics Doklady. 10: ... Cluster analysis Markov chain Markov model Optimal matching Panel data Representative sequences Sequence alignment Sequence ... of exponential-distance models Sequence networks Representing a single sequence as a network Meta network of sequences Sequence ... and sequence-network. Given an alignment rule, a set of sequences can be represented in tabular form with sequences in rows and ...
"Sequence Homology at the Breakpoint and Clinical Phenotype of Mitochondrial DNA Deletion Syndromes". PLOS ONE. 5 (12): e15687. ... A common mtDNA deletion associated with Pearson syndrome is the deletion of 4977 bp. This deletion has been labeled as m.8470_ ... It is caused by a deletion in mitochondrial DNA. Pearson syndrome is very rare, less than a hundred cases have been reported in ... With the use of molecular genetic testing, the deletions of mitochondrial DNA with Pearson syndrome ranges in size from 1.1 to ...
  • The yeast deletion project, formally the Saccharomyces Genome Deletion Project, is a project to create data for a near-complete collection of gene-deletion mutants of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (
  • Gene deletion, or gene knockout, is one of the main ways in which the function of genes are discovered. (
  • This condition is described as a contiguous gene deletion syndrome because it results from the loss of many genes that are close together. (
  • [ 1 ] Patients with NF1 who have a whole NF1 gene deletion (about 4-5% of individuals with NF1) appear to develop a more severe phenotype than do patients with a partial gene deletion. (
  • At this point, the TNF receptor gene deletion is rare. (
  • Molecular laboratory developed tests (LDTs) designed using the CDC published primers and probes that specifically target mpox virus did NOT detect the virus because of the TNF receptor gene deletion in these specimens. (
  • Public health laboratories and select commercial laboratories use the CDC FDA cleared NVO test, which can correctly identify Orthopoxvirus when the TNF gene deletion occurs. (
  • CDC will update the published primer and probe sequence information to alert test developers of this TNF receptor gene deletion. (
  • Pioneering work in the late 1990s through early 2010s resulted in vectors for gene deletion and expression in Clavibacter , but there is still reliance on these tools despite known limitations. (
  • Gene reduction analysis revealed that the gene deletion processes are under selective pressure, and many of the inactivations are probably related to the organism's interaction with its host environment. (
  • Sanger sequencing is performed as necessary to fill in regions of low coverage and in certain situations, to confirm variant calls. (
  • We included identification of copy number variations (CNVs) by whole exome sequencing (WES) using the CNV calling method ExomeDepth to detect gene alterations for which routine Sanger sequencing analysis is not suitable, such as large heterozygous deletions. (
  • They should be considered if Sanger sequencing fails to detect homozygous or compound heterozygous IL7R SNVs or INDELs. (
  • Testing for this gene is also available as part the Metaboseq panel by next-generation sequencing and the Elevated C16 Gene Sequencing panel by Sanger sequencing, which also includes the SLC25A20 gene. (
  • Targeted sequencing of the S gene, using either NGS or Sanger sequencing, or whole genome sequencing using NGS will provide positive identification of Omicron. (
  • The pipeline includes an algorithm for detection of large (single exon-level or larger) deletions and duplications. (
  • Approximately 89% of pathogenic variants are sequence variants, whereas 10% are large deletion/duplications. (
  • Large deletions/ duplications, large insertions and other complex genetic events will not be identified using sequencing methodology. (
  • Insertions and deletions (indels) account for more nucleotide differences between two related DNA sequences than substitutions do, and thus it is imperative to develop a method to reliably calculate the occurrence probabilities of sequence alignments via evolutionary processes on an entire sequence. (
  • These circumstances make it imperative to develop a stochastic model that enables us to reliably calculate the probability of sequence evolution via mutations including insertions and deletions. (
  • Of a total of 12 undiagnosed patients with T-B+NK+ SCID, we analyzed eight probands by WES, using GATK to detect single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and small insertions and deletions (INDELs) and ExomeDepth to detect CNVs. (
  • Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) analyses of this tumor type are limited, and we therefore interrogated eight ATCs using WGS and RNA sequencing. (
  • Whole-genome sequencing data from 3 cases and 2 controls identified a 16 kb deletion within the ECA13 associated haplotype (ECA13:g.178714_195130del). (
  • 1 Mb) were identified after analysing the whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data from the only case available for DNA sampling at the beginning of the study. (
  • The efficacy of pSelAct-KO was demonstrated in C. michiganensis and confirmed using whole genome sequencing. (
  • Subsequent screening for structural variants in candidate genes located in the same regions identified a homozygous deletion that includes exons 17 to 23 of the integrin beta 4 ( ITGB4 ), a gene that was previously associated with the same defect in humans. (
  • Routine genetic testing detects only patients with the homozygous deletion. (
  • Exome sequencing was carried out in gemistocytic astrocytomas, and homozygous deletion of genes was identified at 19q13, i.e. (
  • Also, ERCC1 homozygous deletion or et al. (
  • The HNPP (hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies) deletion and CMT1A (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A) duplication are the reciprocal products of homologous recombination events between misaligned flanking CMT1A-REP repeats on chromosome 17p11. (
  • The deletion occurs near the middle of the chromosome at a location designated q11.2. (
  • To localize wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) ESTs on chromosomes , 882 homoeologous group 6-specific ESTs were identified by physically mapping 7965 singletons from 37 cDNA libraries on 146 chromosome , arm , and sub- arm aneuploid and deletion stocks. (
  • A total of 3,671 sequence contigs and scaffolds were mapped to deletion bins on wheat chromosome 7B providing a foundation for developing high-resolution integrated physical map for this chromosome. (
  • As part of the international effort to sequence the hexaploid bread wheat genome by the international wheat genome sequencing consortium (IWGSC) we are focused on assembling a reference sequence for chromosome 7B. (
  • The successful completion of the reference chromosome sequence is highly dependent on the integration of genetic and physical maps. (
  • To aid the integration of these two types of maps, we have constructed a high-density deletion bin map of chromosome 7B. (
  • Chinese spring deletion lines, a total of 3,671 sequence contigs and scaffolds (~7.8 % of chromosome 7B physical length) were mapped into nine deletion bins. (
  • Our method of genotyping deletions on chromosome 7B relied on a model-based clustering algorithm (Mclust) to accurately predict the presence or absence of a given genomic sequence in a deletion line. (
  • The pathogenic germline deletion of varying lengths of chromosomal material along the short arm of chromosome 11, including WT1 and PAX6 , is the underlying defect. (
  • Subject A has a large deletion on chromosome 11 that removes one copy of the BDNF gene. (
  • The deletion of varying lengths of chromosomal material along the short arm of chromosome 11 is the underlying defect, and developmental abnormalities are related to the contiguous loss of neighboring genes. (
  • We therefore sequenced a small portion of the hypervariable D-loop region of mitochondria from individuals with HCC in matching tumour and nontumour liver tissue to determine the frequency of mitochondrial mutations. (
  • Many of the deletion mutations are sold by the biotech firm Invitrogen. (
  • Mutations that have been observed in the NF1 gene include stop mutations, amino acid substitutions, insertions, deletions (partial or whole), and gross chromosomal rearrangements. (
  • Sequencing of these specimens identified the new variant of SARS CoV-2 B.1.1.529, now called Omicron which has over 30 mutations in the S gene. (
  • However, additional testing is available that includes SMN1 sequence analysis for the detection of point mutations in the SMN1 gene. (
  • Each strain carries a precise deletion of one of the genes in the genome. (
  • Researchers are working to identify all of the genes that contribute to the features of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. (
  • 10, 12 The acrocentric short arms only bear ribosomal genes, and their duplication or deletion is not generally thought to be phenotypically significant. (
  • We, therefore constructed an in frame deletion mutant of dltX , without affecting the expression of the other genes of the operon. (
  • This is a pre-requistied to complete sequencing of this chromosomes and identifying the important genes that can be used to improve modern wheat cultivars. (
  • The terminal regions of human chromosomes are known to contain specialised DNA sequences and may be vulnerable to rearrangements causing human genetic diseases and particularly idiopathic mental impairment. (
  • Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) is a type of microarray now routinely used to identify deleted or duplicated regions of DNA sequence in specific chromosomes on a genome-wide basis. (
  • Approximately 90% of pathogenic variants are detectable by sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis. (
  • Deletion/duplication analysis and targeted variant analysis is also available for this gene. (
  • Large deletion/duplication calls made using MPS are confirmed by an orthogonal exon-level microarray when sample quality and technical conditions allow. (
  • Identification of Heterozygous Single- and Multi-exon Deletions in IL7R by Whole Exome Sequencing. (
  • We found heterozygous single- or multi-exon deletions in IL7R, a known disease gene for autosomal recessive T-B+NK+ SCID, in four families (seven patients). (
  • We show that heterozygous IL7R exon deletions are common in T-B+NK+ SCID and are detectable by WES. (
  • PCR-based sequencing of entire coding region, intron/exon boundaries, as well as known pathogenic variants (HGMD 2017.3) in the promoter and deep intronic regions of the specified gene(s). (
  • We report 8 patients from 7 Jordanian families, 6 of whom underwent genetic testing and were found to have a 12 bp (155-166 del) deletion within the tubulin-specific chaperone E ( TBCE gene) in exon 3 at 1q42-43. (
  • Approximately 95-98% of individuals with a clinical diagnosis of SMA lack exon 7 in both copies of SMN1 (ie, they are homozygous for the deletion). (
  • This technology involves breaking the entire genome into small segments, sequencing the segments, and then reassembling the sequences using intensive computational techniques to provide the base-by-base sequence of the entire genome or more limited regions, such as the expressed portion of the genome known as the exome. (
  • However, the sheer volume of information generated by sequencing the exome or genome results in a variety of interpretive problems that complicate understanding of the results. (
  • deleted each gene, from start to stop codon, by replacing it with a deletion cassette incorporating the KanMX gene flanked by two distinct 20-nucleotide sequences that serve as unique 'molecular bar codes' for identification. (
  • The analytical sensitivity of DNA sequencing is over 99% for the detection of nucleotide base changes, small deletions and insertions in the regions analyzed. (
  • This process helps identify single or multiple nucleotide variations as well as areas of insertion or deletion. (
  • propensity for homoplasy, we used only those indels with 2 If deliberate release of the organism is suspected, the need allelic variants and devoid of substantial sequence repeats. (
  • The plurality consensus sequence is very useful when used with the BAM file to look at minor variants, since the most frequent allele will appear in the reference. (
  • First, it is indels but not substitutions that yield the skeletons (or the gap configurations) of the sequence alignments (reviewed, e.g., in [ 7 ]), which provide essential inputs to most homology-based analyses in computational biology. (
  • To automatically detect inappropriate insertions, deletions, and substitutions of words in radiology reports, we proposed using a neural sequence-to-sequence (seq2seq) model. (
  • Insertions, substitutions, and deletions of words were randomly introduced. (
  • Seq2seq models can be highly effective at detecting erroneous insertions, deletions, and substitutions of words in radiology reports. (
  • Five individuals also had interspersed patches of proximal or distal repeat specific DNA sequence indicating potential gene conversion during the exchange of genetic material. (
  • Synthetic genetic array Yeast Deletion Clones: User Manual (PDF). (
  • From 5 representative F. F. tularensis is included among the top 6 "category A" po- tularensis genome sequences, 38 indel markers with ca- tential bioterrorism agents believed to have the greatest po- nonical properties, i.e., capable of sorting strains into ma- jor genetic groups, were selected. (
  • To avoid confusion, this condition is usually called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a description based on its underlying genetic cause. (
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), also known as peripheral neurofibromatosis or von Recklinghausen disease, is an autosomal dominant genetic condition caused by a mutation in or a deletion of the NF1 gene. (
  • Here, we present a suite of tools for genetic manipulation in the tomato pathogen C. michiganensis including a markerless deletion system, an integrative plasmid, and an R package for identification of permissive sites for plasmid integration. (
  • The vector pSelAct-KO is a recombination based, markerless knockout system that uses dual selection to engineer seamless deletions of a region of interest, providing opportunities for repeated higher-order genetic knockouts. (
  • a) PCR-based amplification of randomly selected bin mapped sequences (b) comparison with previously mapped ESTs and (c) comparison with a 7B genetic map developed in the present study. (
  • Next-generation sequencing technologies have dramatically changed the approach to genetic diagnosis. (
  • This revolutionary and rapidly evolving technology has moved a significant portion of the technical aspects of genetic diagnosis to next-generation sequencing and has become the mainstay of genetic diagnosis. (
  • A package for the detection of de novo copy number deletions in targeted sequencing of trios with high sensitivity and positive predictive value. (
  • The accurate detection of DIP-associated deletion junctions is crucial for understanding DIP biology but is complicated by an array of technical issues that can bias or confound results. (
  • Previously, we presented a perturbative formulation that facilitates the ab initio calculation of alignment probabilities under a continuous-time Markov model, which describes the stochastic evolution of an entire sequence via indels with quite general rate parameters. (
  • Since the groundbreaking works by Bishop and Thompson [ 13 ] and by Thorne, Kishino and Felsenstein [ 14 ], many studies have been done to develop and apply methods to calculate the probabilities of pairwise alignments (PWAs) and multiple sequence alignments (MSAs) under the probabilistic models aiming to incorporate the effects of indels. (
  • Knockout achieved by using CRISPR/Cas9, 1 bp insertion in exon4 and 2 bp deletion in exon4 and 7 bp deletion in exon4. (
  • CRISPR/Cas9-mediated NHEJ in mouse embryos will be used to generate founder animals harboring insertion/deletion (indel) or interval deletion knockout alleles. (
  • Kosicki, M., Tomberg, K. & Bradley, A. Repair of double-strand breaks induced by CRISPR-Cas9 leads to large deletions and complex rearrangements. (
  • It also reveals the sequences of clonal rearrangements, therefore, the multiclonal structure, of BCP-ALL. (
  • We aimed to achieve a retrospective molecular diagnosis by applying state-of-the-art genomic sequencing methods to past patients with T-B+NK+ severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). (
  • Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain High-Throughput Sequencing in Pediatric B-Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Is the Clonality of the Disease at Diagnosis Related to Its Prognosis? (
  • About 43% of the wheat group 6 ESTs identified rice homologs upon comparisons of genome sequences. (
  • The frequency of mutation and deletion of specific areas of the mitochondrial genome in tumour and matched normal tissue of patients with HBV infection was investigated in the current study. (
  • Other sources of experimental information include X-ray diffraction, biotinylation, sequence mutation and deletion, solution binding and chemical cross-linking data. (
  • Deletion of the PAX6 gene as part of the band 11p13 deletion in patients with AGR or WAGR syndrome results in aniridia. (
  • [ 6 ] Wilms tumor occurs in more than 30% of patients with 11p13 deletions. (
  • Using this optimized pipeline, we detect hundreds of distinct deletion junctions generated during infection with a diverse panel of influenza viruses and use these data to test a long-standing hypothesis concerning the molecular details of DIP formation. (
  • Testing for a known familial sequence variant by sequencing gene of interest. (
  • IMPORTANCE Influenza virus defective interfering particles (DIPs) that harbor internal deletions within their genomes occur naturally during infection in humans and during cell culture. (
  • To further investigate the genomic diversity among this group and to help characterize lineages of the plague organism that have no sequenced members, we present here the genomes of two isolates of the "classical" antiqua biovar, strains Antiqua and Nepal516. (
  • We compare all five currently sequenced Y. pestis genomes and the corresponding features in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis . (
  • also known as next generation sequencing [NGS]) followed by paired-end read alignment and variant calling using a custom bioinformatics pipeline. (
  • A 1.7-kb hotspot for homologous recombination was previously identified wherein the relative risk of an exchange event is 50 times higher than in the surrounding 98.7% identical sequence shared by the CMT1A-REPs. To refine the region of exchange further, we designed a PCR strategy to amplify the recombinant CMT1A-REP from HNPP patients as well as the proximal and distal CMT1A-REPs from control individuals. (
  • High-throughput sequencing data have been deposited to the NCBI Sequence Read Archive database under accession PRJNA565979 . (
  • CDC is aware of three mpox virus (MPXV) cases in California in which preliminary data show a significant deletion in the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor gene. (
  • But mere setting of this flag in the transport data wont convert a transport into a deletion transport. (
  • The relative prevalence of each mutation in Omicron sequences in not yet known as the sequencing data at the present time is limited. (
  • By comparing the sequences across recombinant CMT1A-REPs to that of the proximal and distal CMT1A-REPs, the exchange was mapped to a 557-bp region within the previously identified 1.7-kb hotspot in 21 of 23 unrelated HNPP deletion patients. (
  • Two patients had recombined sequences suggesting an exchange event closer to the mariner-like element previously identified near the hotspot. (
  • In three families (five patients), these deletions coexisted with a heterozygous splice site or nonsense mutation elsewhere in the same gene, consistent with compound heterozygosity. (
  • In our cohort, about a quarter of T-B+NK+ SCID patients (26%) had such compound heterozygous IL7R deletions. (
  • 1, 2 During the last decade, there have been several reports of patients who are described as having a 22q13 monosomy resulting from simple terminal deletions. (
  • Twelve patients had a simple terminal 22q13 deletion (cases 18 to 29). (
  • Patients with gemistocytic astrocytoma with oligodendroglial differentiation, IDH1 samples from a Li-Fraumeni family with and secondary glioblastoma with RRAS mutation, and 1p/19q loss, suggesting a TP53 germline mutation and multiple deletion tended to have shorter survival that FUBP1 immunohistochemistry is nervous system tumours revealed times than those without deletion. (
  • PCR screening can support the selection of specimens for sequencing which will provide definitive identification of Omicron. (
  • The development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies has made it possible to identify large numbers of DIP-associated sequences, providing a powerful tool to better understand their biological relevance. (
  • Here, we demonstrate a combined experimental and computational framework for detecting DIP-associated deletion junctions using next-generation sequencing (NGS). (
  • Here, we detail an Illumina-based sequencing framework and bioinformatics pipeline capable of generating highly accurate and reproducible profiles of DIP-associated junction sequences. (
  • Further functional analysis in relevant tissues from cases and controls will help to clarify the precise role of this deletion in normal and abnormal eyelash development and investigate the hypothesis of incomplete penetrance. (
  • Francisella tularensis, a potent human pathogen and a pu- needed, not only because of their use in clinical and public tative bioterrorist agent, we combined analysis of insertion- health work but also because of a rising concern associated deletion (indel) markers with multiple-locus variable-number with risks for bioterrorism ( 4 , 8 ). (
  • Overall, this work provides a detailed roadmap for high-resolution profiling and analysis of DIP-associated sequences within influenza virus populations. (
  • We are also interested in understanding how oligomerization specificity is encoded in protein sequence and structure, in particular in coiled-coils. (
  • NF1 whole gene deletions are associated with more severe cognitive issues, somatic overgrowth, large numbers of cutaneous neurofibromas, and dysmorphic facial features. (
  • However, the lower frequency of the large deletion in cancerous tissue suggests that there is selection against either mitochondria, which harbour large deletions, or against cells that contain these mitochondria during hepatocarcinogenesis. (
  • les analyses génétiques réalisées sur six d'entre eux ont révélé une délétion de 12 bp (155-166 del) dans l'exon 3 localisé en 1q42-43 dans le gène TBCE codant la protéine chaperon E spécifique de la tubuline. (
  • Genotyping the deletion in 955 horses from 54 different breeds identified the deletion in only 11 non-Friesians, all of which were carriers, suggesting that this could be causal for this Friesian disorder. (
  • 22q11.2 deletion syndrome has many possible signs and symptoms that can affect almost any part of the body. (
  • People with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome commonly have heart abnormalities that are often present from birth, recurrent infections caused by problems with the immune system, and distinctive facial features. (
  • Many children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome have developmental delays, including delayed growth and speech development, and some have mild intellectual disability or learning disabilities. (
  • Additionally, affected children are more likely than children without 22q11.2 deletion syndrome to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and developmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder that affect communication and social interaction. (
  • Because the signs and symptoms of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome are so varied, different groupings of features were once described as separate conditions. (
  • In addition, some children with the 22q11.2 deletion were diagnosed with the autosomal dominant form of Opitz G/BBB syndrome and Cayler cardiofacial syndrome. (
  • 22q11.2 deletion syndrome affects an estimated 1 in 4,000 people. (
  • Il s'agit de la première série de cas du syndrome de Sanjad-Sakati confirmés génétiquement en Jordanie. (
  • Conclusions: This study identified a 16 kb deletion on ECA13 in an intergenic region that was associated with distichiasis in Friesian horses. (
  • In conclusion, we successfully identified the causative mutation for a very rare autosomal recessive mutation with only one case by exploiting the most recent DNA sequencing technologies. (
  • In addition, we investigated the frequency of deletions in noncancerous and tumour tissue to help understand the mechanisms that lead to tumorigenesis. (
  • Then we compared the first-approximate probability of each local MSA with its absolute frequency in the MSAs created via a genuine sequence evolution simulator, Dawg. (
  • [ 2 ] The product of the WT1 gene has zinc finger arrays that bind to specific DNA sequences, whereas the amino terminus appears to regulate transcription. (
  • High-throughput sequencing (HTS) of the immunoglobulin heavy chain ( IgH ) locus is a recent very efficient technique to monitor minimal residual disease of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL). (
  • The 882 ESTs were physically mapped to 25 regions (bins) flanked by 23 deletion breakpoints. (
  • Validation of the bin mapping results suggested a high accuracy of the assignment of 7B sequence contigs and scaffolds to the 7B deletion bins. (