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  • Toxicogenomics and classical toxicology, how to improve prediction and mechanistic understanding of human toxicity / Donna L. Mendrick -- Use of traditional endpoints and gene dysregulation to understand mechanisms of toxicity / Wayne R. Buck, Jeffrey F. Waring, Eric A. Blomme -- Quality control of microarray assays for toxicogenomic and in vitro diagnostic applications / Karol L. Thompson and Joseph Hackett -- Role of statistics in toxicogenomics / Michael Elashoff -- Predictive toxicogenomics in preclinical discovery / Scott A. Barros and Rory B. Martin -- In vivo predictive toxicogenomics / Mark W. Porter -- Bioinformatics, databasing and gene annotation / Lyle D. Burgoon and Timothy R. Zacharewski -- Microarray probe mapping and annotation in cross - species comparative toxicogenomics / John N Calley, William B Mattes, Timothy P. Ryan -- Toxicogenomics in biomarker discovery -- Marc F. DeCristofaro, Kellye K. Daniels -- From pharmacogenomics to translational biomarkers / Donna L. Mendrick -- Public consortium efforts in toxicogenomics / William B. Mattes -- Applications of toxicogenomics to nonclinical drug development / Frank D. Sistare, Joseph J. DeGeorge.
  • The "Ethics Job" -- Why Research Ethics? Why Ethics in Genetics? The Case of Genomics Research -- What Ethics Is, What It Is Not, and How We Are Going to Proceed -- Starting Analysis in Ethics: A Practical Guide -- An Overview of Research Ethics and Challenges from Genomics -- Autonomy and Its Limits: The View from Genomics -- The Social and Institutional Setting of Ethics -- Respect for Persons in Research and in Genetics -- Responsibilities of Researchers in Genetics -- Data Sharing in Genomics.
  • Biobank research and genomic information are changing the way we look at health and medicine. Genomics challenges our values and has always been controversial and difficult to regulate. In the future lies the promise of tailored medical treatments and pharmacogenomics but the borders between medical research and clinical practice are becoming blurred. We see sequencing platforms for research that can have diagnostic value for patients. Clinical applications and research have been kept separate, but the blurring lines challenges existing regulations and ethical frameworks.Then how do we regulate it? This book contains an overview of the existing regulatory landscape for biobank research in the Western world and some critical chapters to show how regulations and ethical frameworks are developed and work. How should international sharing work? How design an ethical informed consent? An underlying critique: the regulatory systems are becoming increasingly complex and opaque. The international community is building systems that should respond to that. According to the authors in fact, it is time to turn the ship around. Biobank researchers have a moral responsibility to look at and assess their work in relation to the bigger picture: the shared norms and values of current society. Research ethics shouldn?t only be a matter of bioethicists writing guidelines that professionals have to follow. Ethics should be practiced through discourse and regulatory frameworks need to be part of that public discourse. Ethics review should be then not merely application of bureaucracy and a burden for researchers but an arena where researchers discuss their projects, receive advice and practice their ethics skills.
  • Evolution of the genome 2005
    Genome size evolution in animals / T. Ryan Gregory -- Genome size evolution in plants / Michael D. Bennett and Ilia J. Leitch -- Transposable elements / Margaret G. Kidwell -- B chromosomes / Juan Pedro M. Camacho -- Small-scale gene duplications / John S. Taylor and Jeroen Raes -- Large-scale gene and ancient genome duplications / Yves Van de Peer and Axel Meyer -- Polyploidy in plants / Jennifer A. Tate, Douglas E. Soltis, and Pamela S. Soltis -- Polyploidy in animals / T. Ryan Gregory and Barbara K. Mable -- Comparative genomics in eukaryotes / Alan Filipski and Sudhir Kumar -- Comparative genomics in prokaryotes / T. Ryan Gregory and Rob DeSalle -- Macroevolution and the genome / T. Ryan Gregory.
  • History of investigations -- The role of species concepts -- Testing the hypothesis -- Barriers to gene flow -- Hybrid fitness -- Gene duplication -- Origin of new evolutionary lineages -- Implications for endangered taxa -- Humans and associated lineages -- Emergent properties.
  • An introduction to bioinformatics for computer scientists / David W. Corne and Gary B. Fogel -- An introduction to evolutionary computation for biologists / Gary B. Fogel and David W. Corne -- Determining genome sequences from experimental data using evolutionary computation / Jacek Blazewicz and Marta Kasprzak -- Protein structure alignment using evolutionary computation / Joseph D. Szustakowski and Zhiping Weng -- Using genetic algorithms for pairwise and multiple sequence alignments / Cédric Notredame -- On the evolutionary search for solutions to the protein folding problem / Garrison W. Greenwood and Jae-Min Shin -- Toward effective polypeptide structure prediction with parallel fast messy genetic algorithms / Gary B. Lamont and Laurence D. Merkle -- Application of evolutionary computation to protein folding with specialized operators / Steffen Schulze-Kremer -- Identification of coding regions in DNA sequences using evolved neural networks / Gary B. Fogel, Kumar Chellapilla and David B. Fogel -- Clustering microarray data with evolutionary algorithms / Emanuel Falkenauer and Arnaud Marchand -- Evolutionary computation and fractal visualization of sequence data / Dan Ashlock and Jim Golden -- Identifying metabolic pathways and gene regulation networks with evolutionary algorithms / Junji Kitagawa and Hitoshi Iba --Evolutionary computational support for the characterization of biological systems / Bogdan Filipič and Janez Štrancar -- Discovery of genetic and environmental interactions in disease data using evolutionary computation / Laetitia Jourdan, Clarisse Dhaenens-Flipo and El-Ghazali Talbi -- Feature selection methods based on genetic algorithms for in silico drug design / Mark J. Embrechts, Muhsin Ozdemir, Larry Lockwood, Curt Breneman, Kristin Bennett, Dirk Devogelaere and Marcel Rijckaert --Interpreting analytical spectra with evolutionary computation / Jem J. Rowland.
  • Exercise genomics 2011
    Fundamental Concepts in Exercise Genomics -- Statistical and Methodological Considerations in Exercise Genomics -- Can You Be Born a Couch Potato? The Genomic Regulation of Physical Activity -- Interaction Between Exercise and Genetics in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Epidemiological Perspective -- The Interaction Between Genetic Variation and Exercise and Physical Activity in the Determination of Body Composition and Obesity Status -- Interactive Effects of Genetics and Acute Exercise and Exercise Training on Plasma Lipoprotein-Lipid and Blood Pressure Phenotypes -- Genetic Aspects of Muscular Strength and Size -- Genomics of Aerobic Capacity and Endurance Performance: Clinical Implications -- A Synopsis of Exercise Genomics Research and a Vision for its Future Translation into Practice.
  • Expressed sequence tags : an overview / John Parkinson and Mark Blaxter --Strategies for undertaking expressed sequence tag (EST) projects / Sandra W. Clifton and Makedonka Mitreva -- Construction of cDNA libraries : focus on protists and fungi / Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta ... [et al.] -- Generation of full-length cDNA libraries : focus on plants / Motoaki Seki ... [et al.] -- Preparation of full-length cDNA libraries : focus on metazoans / Masako Harada and Yoshihide Hayashizaki -- Expressed sequence tags : normalization and subtraction of cDNA libraries / Marcelo Bento Soares ... [et al.] -- Generating EST libraries : trans-spliced cDNAs / Cecilia Fernández and Rick M. Maizels -- Large-scale sequencing and analytical processing of ESTs / Makedonka Mitreva and Elaine R. Mardis -- EST processing : from trace to sequence / Ralf Schmid and Mark Blaxter -- Obtaining accurate translations from expressed sequence tags / James Wasmuth and Mark Blaxter -- EST databases and web tools for EST projects /Yao-Qing Shen ... [et al.] -- Phylogenomic analysis of EST datasets / José M. Peregrín-Alvarez and John Parkinson -- Statistical analysis of expressed sequence tags / Edward Susko and Andrew J. Roger -- Application of ESTs in microarray analysis / Weizhong Li ... [et al.] -- Exploiting ESTs in human health / Sandro José de Souza.
  • Why, what, and how can we learn from a rare disease like Fanconi anemia? / Schroeder-Kurth, T. -- Fanconi anemia: a disease with many faces / Dietrich, R., Velleuer, E. -- Milestones in Fanconi anemia research / Digweed, M., Hoehn, H., Sperling K. -- Fanconi anemia genes: structure, mutations, and genotype-phenotype correlations / Kalb, R. ... [et al.] -- Cancer in Fanconi anemia and Fanconi anemia genes in cancer / Neveling, K., Kalb, R., Schindler, D. -- Clonal chromosomal aberrations in bone marrow cells of Fanconi anemia patients: results and implications / Neitzel H. ... [et al.] -- Interphase FISH-assay for the detection of MDS- and AML-associated chromosomal imbalances in native bone marrow and peripheral blood cells / Tönnies, H. ... [et al.] -- Applications of cell cycle testing in Fanconi anemia / Schindler, D. ... [et al.] -- Prenatal diagnosis of Fanconi anemia: functional and molecular testing / Bechtold, A. ... [et al.] -- Revertant mosaicism in Fanconi anemia: natural gene therapy at work / Hoehn, H. ... [et al.] -- Stem cell transplantation in Fanconi anemia, recent advances with alternative donors / Eyrich, M., Winkler, B., Schlegel, P.G. -- Fanconi anemia genes in vertebrates: evolutionary conservation, sex-linkage, and embryonic expression of FANCC and FANCG in avian cells / Nanda, I. ... [et al.] -- Studying homologous recombination in Fanconi anemia / Demuth, I., Digweed, M. -- Functional knock-down of human RAD51 for testing the Fanconi anemia-BRCA connection / Rio, P., Hanenberg, H.
  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Worthy N. Martin and William M. Spears -- Overcoming Fitness Barriers in Multi-Modal Search Spaces 5 -- Martin J. Oates and David Come -- N iches in N K -Landscapes 27 -- Keith E. Mathia, Larry J. Eshelman, and J. David Schaffer -- New Methods for Tunable, Random Landscapes 47 -- R. E. Smith and J. E. Smith -- Analysis of Recombinative Algorithms on a Non-Separable Building-Block Problem 69 -- Richard A. Watson -- Direct Statistical Estimation of GA Landscape Properties 91 -- Colin R. Reeves -- Comparing Population Mean Curves 109 -- B. Naudts and I. Landrieu -- Local Performance of the ((/(I, () -ES in a Noisy Environment 127 -- Dirk V Arnold and Hans-Georg Beyer -- Recursive Conditional Scheme Theorem, Convergence and -- Population Sizing in Genetic Algorithms 143 -- Riccardo Poli -- Towards a Theory of Strong Overgeneral Classifiers 165 -- Tim Kovacs -- Evolutionary Optimization through PAC Learning 185 -- Forbes J. Burkowski -- Continuous Dynamical System Models of Steady-State Genetic Algorithms 209 -- Alden H. Wright and Jonathan E. Rowe -- Mutation-Selection Algorithm: A Large Deviation Approach 227 -- Paul Albuquerque and Christian Mazza -- The Equilibrium and Transient Behavior of Mutation and Recombination 241 -- William M. Spears -- The Mixing Rate of Different Crossover Operators 261 -- Adam Prigel-Bennett -- Dynamic Parameter Control in Simple Evolutionary Algorithms 275 -- Stefan Droste, Thomas Jansen, and Ingo Wegener -- Local Search and High Precision Gray Codes: Convergence Results and Neighborhoods 295 -- Darrell Whitley, Laura Barbulescu, and Jean-Paul Watson -- Burden and Benefits of Redundancy 313 -- Karsten Weicker and Nicole Weicker -- Author Index 335 -- Key Word Index 337.
  • Clinical Neurological Phenotype of FXTAS / Maureen A. Leehey, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Christopher G. Goetz and Randi J. Hagerman -- The Epidemiology of FXTAS / Deborah A. Hall and Sebastien Jacquemont -- FXTAS: Neuropsychological/Neuropsychiatric Phenotypes / Jim Grigsby, Angela G. Brega, Andreea L. Seritan and James A. Bourgeois -- Radiological Findings in FXTAS / Susan M. Rivera, Glenn T. Stebbins and Jim Grigsby -- The Pathology of FXTAS / Claudia M. Greco, Michael R. Hunsaker and Robert F. Berman -- The Molecular Biology of FXTAS / Flora Tassone and Paul J. Hagerman -- Genotype/Phenotype Relationships in FXTAS / Emily Allen, Maureen A. Leehey, Flora Tassone and Stephanie Sherman -- Animal Models for FXTAS / Rob Willemsen, Yujing Li, Robert F. Berman, Judith R. Brouwer and Ben A. Oostra, et al. -- Treatment and Management of FXTAS / Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Deborah A. Hall, Maureen A. Leehey and Randi J. Hagerman -- Genetic Counseling for FXTAS and FMR1-Associated Disorders / Louise W. Gane, Katherine Howard and Liane Abrams.
  • RNAissance / Juergen Brosius -- Nucleic Acids as Therapeutics / Saraswat Pushpendra, Pareek Arvind and Bhandari Anil -- Thio Effects as a Tool for Mechanistic Studies of the Cleavage of RNA Phosphodiester Bonds: The Chemical Basis / Mikko Ora, Tuomas Lönnberg and Harri Lönnberg -- Off-Target Effects and Safety Aspects of Phosphorothioate Oligonucleotides / Martina Stessl, Christian R. Noe and Johannes Winkler -- Oligonucleotide Conjugates: Rationale, Synthesis, and Applications / Yashveer Singh, Pierre Murat, Nicolas Spinelli and Eric Defrancq -- CRISPR: A Bacterial Immunity System Based on Small RNAs / Rolf Wagner and Ümit Pul -- Antisense Technology: From Unique Laboratory Tool to Novel Anticancer Treatments / Christine Di Cresce, Colin Way, Mateusz Rytelewski, Saman Maleki Vareki and Supritha Nilam, et al. -- Antisense-Mediated Reduction of Eukaryotic Noncoding RNAs / Xue-hai Liang, Timothy A. Vickers and Stanley T. Crooke -- Antisense Oligonucleotides in the Treatment of Malignant Gliomas / Gerardo Caruso, Mariella Caffo, Giuseppe Raudino, Federica Raudino and Mario Venza, et al. -- Natural Antisense Transcripts Mediate Regulation of Gene Expression / Marco Magistri and Mohammad Ali Faghihi -- Activation and Deactivation of Antisense and RNA Interference Function with Light / Jeane M. Govan and Alexander Deiters -- Ribozymes as Molecular Biology Reagents / Sanchita Bhadra, Arti Pothukuchy and Andrew Ellington -- RNA Technologies for Mitochondrial Genetics / André Dietrich, Katarzyna Rolle, Marta Gabryelska, Eliza Wyszko and Romain Val, et al. -- RNA-Based Therapies for Inherited Metabolic Diseases / Belén Pérez, Magdalena Ugarte and Lourdes R. Desviat -- RNA-Cleaving DNA Enzymes and Their Potential Therapeutic Applications as Antibacterial and Antiviral Agents / P. I. Pradeepkumar and Claudia Höbartner -- Hammerhead Ribozymes Against Virus and Viroid RNAs / Alberto Carbonell, Ricardo Flores and Selma Gago -- Suppression of Hepatitis C Viral Genome Replication with RNA-Cleaving Deoxyribozyme / Dal-Hee Min and Dong-Eun Kim -- Design of Synthetic shRNAs for Targeting Hepatitis C: A New Approach to Antiviral Therapeutics / Brian H. Johnston and Qing Ge -- The Diverse Active Sites in Splicing, Debranching, and MicroRNA Processing Around RNA Phosphodiester Bonds / Sourav Kumar Dey, Eduardo Paredes, Molly Evans and Subha R. Das -- MicroRNAs and Their Antagonists as Novel Therapeutics / Jeppe Vinther, Jakob Lewin Rukov and Noam Shomron -- microRNAs in Human Diseases and Viral Infections / Alessandra Mescalchin and Tobias Restle -- Dysregulation of MicroRNA Expression and Human Diseases? / To-Ha Thai -- Noncoding RNAs: Identification of Cancer-Associated MicroRNAs / Muller Fabbri and George A. Calin -- Targeting Non-coding RNAs for Cancer Therapy / Satya K. Kota and Savithri Balasubramanian -- MicroRNA Pathways in Drosophila / Geetanjali Chawla and Nicholas S. Sokol -- Viroids: The Smallest Known Infectious Agents Cause Accumulation of Viroid-Specific Small RNAs / Jaroslav Matoušek, Detlev Riesner and Gerhard Steger.
  • Genome sequencing and assembly / Manfred G. Grabherr, Evan Mauceli, and Li-Jun Ma -- Targeted cloning of fungal telomeres / Mark L. Farman -- Identification and annotation of repetitive sequences in fungal genomes / Braham Dhillon and Stephen B. Goodwin -- Next-generation sequencing and potential applications in fungal genomics / Phillip SanMiguel -- Getting the most out of your fungal microarray data : two cost- and time-effective methods / Sandra M. Mathioni [and others] -- Fusarium graminearum from expression analysis to functional assays / Heather E. Hallen-Adams, Brad L. Cavinder, and Frances Trail -- EST analysis pipeline : use of distributed computing resources / Francisco Javier González and Juan Antonio Vizcaíno -- Application of ChIP-chip analysis in the rice blast pathogen / Soonok Kim and Thomas K. Mitchell -- Proteome studies of filamentous fungi / Scott E. Baker and Ellen A. Panisko -- Bioinformatics pipeline for sequence-based analyses of fungal biodiversity / D. Lee Taylor and Shawn Houston -- Identifying protein complexes by affinity purification and mass spectrometry analysis in the rice blast fungus / Wende Liu [and others] -- Large scale identification of genes involved in plant-fungal interactions using Illumina's sequencing-by-synthesis technology / R.C. Venu [and others] -- High-throughput production of gene replacement mutants in Neurospora crassa / Gyungsoon Park [and others] -- Phenotypic analysis of Neurospora crassa gene deletion strains / Gloria E. Turner -- Efficient approaches for generating GFP fusion and epitope-tagging constructs in filamentous fungi / Xiaoying Zhou, Guotian Li, and Jin-Rong Xu -- Large-scale insertional mutagenesis in Magnaporthe oryzae by Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation / Xiao-Lin Chen, Jun Yang, and You-Liang Peng -- Molecular methods for studying the Cryphonectria parasitica -- hypovirus experimental system / Angus L. Dawe [and others] -- Metabolic fingerprinting in Fusarium verticillioides to determine gene function / Jonathon E. Smith and Burton H. Bluhm -- Tapping genomics to unravel ectomycorrhizal symbiosis / Jonathan M. Plett [and others].
  • Emerging evidence indicates that the Gadd45 family of genes play a unique and critical role as sensors of stress, including genotoxic, physiological and oncogenic stress. The stress response Gadd45 family of genes (Gadd45a, Gadd45b & Gadd45g), discovered by Dr. Liebermann and other researchers, encode for small (18 kd) nuclear/cytoplasmic proteins).These genes are rapidly induced by a wide variety of endogenous and exogenous stress stimuli. In spite of marked similarities, Gadd45 genes are regulated differently & exhibit functional diversity. Gadd45 are implicated in cell cycle arrest, DNA demethylation & repair, apoptosis, cell survival, genomic stability, inflammation, & in response to physiological and oncogenic stress. Functions of Gadd45 genes are mediated by protein-protein interactions that modulate structure/function of other cellular proteins implicated in cell cycle regulation and the response of cells to stress; these interactions vary depending upon the biological setting including cell type, developmental stage and stress/stimulus. Protein partners include cdc2/cyclinB1, p21, the p38/JNK stress induced kinase pathways, and PCNA/histones. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive picture of the unique global role Gadd45 genes play as stress sensors & the molecular pathways involved.
  • The book Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases introduces various diseases resulting from the abnormal gametogenesis and embryo development, which manifests as growth retardation, birth defects, or increased susceptibility to chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in childhood and adult life, even fertility disorders and the risk of transgenerational transmission. Six common kinds of these diseases are discussed in separate chapters. The authors explore the connections between these diseases and epigenetic reprogramming, rapid cell differentiation and organ formation and environmental influences, including assisted reproductive technology and adverse intrauterine environments. With a summary of findings on the causes and progression of adult diseases at the phase of gametogenesis and embryo development, this book provides insights into the pathogenesis of disease and aids in the treatment and prevention of disease, meeting the requirement for improving the quality of the newborn population, and effectively preventing and curing major diseases at an early stage. This book offers new perspectives and will be an enlightening resource for obstetricians, paediatricians, epidemiologists, endocrinologists and sanitarians.
  • Coevolution within and between genes / Galtier, N.; Dutheil, J. -- Evolution of protein-protein interaction network / Makino, T.; Gojobori, T. -- Bacterial flagella and type III secretion: case studies in the evolution of complexity / Pallen, M.J.; Gophna, U. -- Comparative genomics and evolutionary trajectories of viral ATP dependent DNA-packaging systems / Burroughs, A.M.; Iyer, L.M.; Aravind, L. -- General trends in the evolution of prokaryotic transcriptional regulatory networks / Madan Babu, M.; Balaji, S.; Aravind, L. -- Divergence of regulatory sequences in duplicated fish genes / Van Hellemont, R. ... [et al.] -- Evolution of gene function on the X chromosome versus the autosomes / Singh, N.D.; Petrov, D.A. -- Amino acid repeats and the structure and evolution of proteins / Albà, M.M.; Tompa, P.; Veitia, R.A. -- Origination of chimeric genes through DNA-level recombination / Arguello, J.R. ... [et al.] -- Exaptation of protein coding sequences from transposable elements / Bowen, N.J.; Jordan, I.K. -- Modulation of host genes by mammalian transposable elements / Makalowski, W.; Toda, Y. -- Modern genomes with retro-look: retrotransposed elements, retroposition and the origin of new genes / Volff, J.-N.; Brosius, J.
  • "The third edition of this popular reference covers a variety of techniques related to gene manipulation, including DNA isolation, preparation, screening, and analysis. Topics range from very basic methods to current and sophisticated technologies, including methodologies created and tested by the authors. Other topics include approaches to grant funding and SiRNA technology. The authors offer detailed, step-by-step explanations of protocols and helpful troubleshooting guides. This edition features new techniques for every chapter, as well as several new chapters"--Provided by publisher.
  • "Gene expression studies merge three disciplines with different historical backgrounds: molecular biology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics. This book tears down the omnipresent language barriers among researchers of these different backgrounds by explaining the entire process of a gene expression study from conception to interpretation. It covers important technical and statistical pitfalls and problems, helping not only to explain concepts outside the domain of researchers, but to provide additional guidance in their field of expertise. The book also describes technical and statistical methods conceptually with illustrative examples, enabling those inexperienced with gene expression studies to grasp the basic principles"--Provided by publisher.
  • Gene function analysis 2007
    Springer Protocols
    Gene function inference from gene expression of deletion mutants / Ghislain Bidaut -- Association analysis for large-scale gene set data / Stefan A. Kirov, Bing Zhang, and Jay R. Snoddy -- Estimating gene function with least squares nonnegative matrix factorization / Guoli Wang and Michael F. Ochs -- From promoter analysis to transcriptional regulatory network prediction using PAINT / Gregory E. Gonye ... [et al.] -- Prediction of intrinsic disorder and its use in functional proteomics / Vladimir N. Uversky ... [et al.] -- Sybil : methods and software for multiple genome comparison and visualization / Jonathan Crabtree ... [et al.] -- Estimating protein function using protein-protein relationships / Shailesh V. Date -- Bioinformatics tools for modeling transcription factor target genes and epigenetic changes / Ramana V. Dvuluri -- Mining biomedical data using MetaMap Transfer (MMTx) and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) / John D. Osborne ... [et al.] -- Statistical methods for identifying differentially expressed gene combinations / Yen-Yi Ho ... [et al.] -- Gene function analysis using the chicken B-cell line DT40 / Randolph B. Caldwell ... [et al.] -- Design and application of a shRNA-based gene replacement retrovirus / Rugang Zhang, Peter D. Adams, and Xiaofen Ye -- Construction of simple and efficient DNA vector-based short hairpin RNA expression systems for specific gene silencing in mammalian cells / Tsung-Lin Cheng and Wen-Tsan Chang -- Selection of recombinant antibodies from antibody gene libraries / Michael Hust, Stefan Dübel, and Thomas Schirrmann -- A bacterial/yeast merged two-hybrid system : protocol for yeast screening with single of parallel baits / Nadezhda Y. Tikhmyanova ... [et al.] -- A bacterial/yeast merged two-hybrid system : protocol for bacterial screening / Ilya G. Serebriiskii, Nadia Milech, and Erica A. Golemis -- Engineering Cys2His2 zinc finger domains using a bacterial cell-based two-hybrid selection system / Stacey Thibodeau-Beganny and J. Keith Joung.
  • Gene knockout protocols. 2nd ed. 2009
    Springer Protocols
    Overview on mouse mutagenesis / Ralf Kühn and Wolfgang Wurst -- Construction of gene-targeting vectors by recombineering / Song-Choon Lee, Wei Wang, and Pentao Liu -- Gene-trap vectors and mutagenesis / Silke De-Zolt ... [et al.] -- Chromosome engineering in ES cells / Louise vander Weyden, Charles Shaw-Smith, and Allan Bradley -- Gene modification in embryonic stem cells by single-stranded DNA oligonucleotides / Marieke Aarts ... [et al.] -- Generation of shRNA transgenic mice / Christiane Hitz ... [et al.] -- Mutagenesis of mouse embryonic stem cells with ethylmethanesulfonate / Robert Munroe and John Schimenti -- Gene targeting in mouse embryonic stem cells / Lino Tessarollo ... [et al.] -- Manipulating mouse embryonic stem cells / Eileen Southon and Lino Tessarollo -- ES cell line establishment / Heidrun Kern and Branko Zevnik -- Generation of double-knockout embryonic stem cells / Eva Wielders, Marleen Dekker, and Hein te Riele -- Differentiation analysis of pluripotent mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells in vitro / Insa S. Schroeder ... [et al.] -- Cloning of ES cells and mice by nuclear transfer / Sayaka Wakayama, Satoshi Kishigami, and Teruhiko Wakayama -- Isolation, microinjection, and transfer of mouse blastocysts / Susan W. Reid and Lino Tessarollo -- Aggregation chimeras : combining ES cells, diploid, and tetraploid embryos / Mika Tanaka ... [et al.] -- VelociMouse : fully ES cell-derived F0-generation mice obtained from the injection of ES cells into eight-cell-stage embryos / Thomas M. DeChiara ... [et al.] -- Generation of Cre recombinase-expressing transgenic mice using bacterial artificial chromosomes / Jan Rodriguez Parkitna, David Engblom, and Günther Schütz -- Inducible Cre mice / Susanne Feil, Nadejda Valtcheva, and Robert Feil -- Creation and use of a Cre recombinase transgenic database / Andras Nagy, Lynn Mar, and Graham Watts -- Transposon mutagenesis in mice / David A. Largaespada -- Lentiviral transgenesis / Alexander Pfeifer and Andreas Hofmann -- Sperm cryopreservation and in vitro fertilization / Susan Marschall, Auke Boersma, and Martin Hrabé de Angelis -- Influence of genetic background on genetically engineered mouse phenotypes / Thomas Doetschman -- Pathologic phenotyping of mutant mice / Roderick T. Bronson -- Systemic first-line phenotyping / Valérie Gailus-Durner ... [et al.]
  • Analysis of allele-specific gene expression / Julian C. Knight -- Construction of microRNA-containing vectors for expression in mammalian cells / Yoko Fukuda, Hiroaki Kawasaki, and Kazunari Taira -- Mining microarray data at NCBI's gene expression omnibus (GEO) / Tanya Barrett and Ron Edgar -- The Stanford microarray database: a user's guide / Jeremy Gollub, Catherine A. Ball, and Gavin Sherlock -- Detecting nucleosome ladders on unique DNA sequences in mouse liver nuclei / Tomara J. Fleury, Alfred Cioffi, and Arnold Stein -- DNA methyltransferase probing of DNA-protein interactions / Scott A. Hoose and Michael P. Kladde -- Protein binding microarrays (PBMS) for rapid, high-throughput characterization of the sequence specificities of DNA binding proteins / Michael F. Berger and Martha L. Bulyk -- Quantitative profiling of protein-DNA binding on microarrays / Jiannis Ragoussis, Simon Field, and Irina A. Udalova -- Analysis of protein-DNA binding by streptavidin-agarose pulldown / Kenneth K. Wu -- Isolation and mass spectrometry of specific DNA binding proteins / Mariana Yaneva and Paul Tempst -- Isolation of transcription factor complexes by in vivo biotinylation tagging and direct binding to streptavidin beads / Patrick Rodriguez ... [et al.]. Use of genome browsers to locate your favorite genes / Minou Bina -- Methods for identifying and mapping recent segmental and gene duplications in eukaryotic genomes / Razi Khaja ... [et al.] -- Identification and mapping of paralogous genes on a known genomic DNA sequence / Minou Bina -- Quantitative DNA fiber mapping in genome research and construction of physical maps / Heinz-Ulrich G. Weier and Lisa W. Chu -- PRINS for mapping single copy genes / Avirachan T. Tharapel and Stephen S. Wachtel -- VISTA family of computational tools for comparative analysis of DNA sequences and whole genomes / Inna Dubchak and Dmitriy V. Ryaboy -- Computational prediction of cis-Regulatory modules from multispecies alignments using galaxy, table browser, and GALA / Laura Elnitski, David King, and Ross C. Hardison -- Comparative promoter analysis in vertebrate genomes with the CORG workbench / Christoph Dieterich and Martin Vingron -- cis-Regulatory region analysis using BEARR / Vinsensius Berlian Vega -- A database of 9-Mers from promoter region of human protein-coding genes / Minou Bina, Phillip Wyss, and Syed Rehan Shah -- A program toolkit for the analysis of regulatory regions of genes / Phillip Wyss, Sheryl A. Lazarus, and Minou Bina --
  • A perspective on the future clinical impact of genetic diagnosis and gene-based drug therapies for patient health / Julian W. Tang -- Virally-encoded microRNA (miRNA): candidates for gene silencing / Ralph A. Tripp ... [et al.] -- Development of gene profile-responsive antisense agents / Sergei A. Kazakov and Brian H. Johnston -- Gene profiles in drug development: applications in target identification, biomarker discovery, and compound characterization / Eric A.G. Blomme and Dimitri Semizarov -- Gene profiles and cancer / Beverly A. Teicher -- RNA viruses and RNA-based drugs: a perfect match for RNA delivery and the identification of candidate therapeutic target inflammatory molecules / Brett A. Lidbury ... [et al.] -- Ethical considerations for a genetic future in diagnosis and drug development / Lexie Brans and Brett A. Lidbury.
  • Gene therapy 2010
  • Ex Vivo Gene Therapy: Utilization of Genetic Vectors for the Generation of Genetically Modified Cell Products for Therapy -- Targeting Tumor Vasculature Using Adeno-Associated Virus Phage Vectors Coding Tumor Necrosis Factor-a -- Viral Insertion Site Detection and Analysis in Cancer Gene Therapy -- Targeted Systemic Delivery of Therapeutic siRNA -- Bacterial Delivery of RNAi Effectors -- Gene-Directed Enzyme Prodrug Cancer Therapy -- Electroporation Gene Therapy -- Toxin-Based Cancer Gene Therapy: Under the Control of Oncofetal H19 Regulatory Sequences -- Gene Therapy in Radiotherapy of Cancer -- Advances in Oncolytic Virotherapy for Brain Tumors -- Oncolytic Adenoviruses in the Treatment of Cancer in Humans -- Selectively Replicating Oncolytic Adenoviruses Combined with Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, or Molecular Targeted Therapy for Treatment of Human Cancers -- Reoviral Therapy for Cancer: Strategies for Improving Antitumor Efficacy Using Radio- and Chemotherapy -- Selectively Replicating Herpes Simplex Viral Vectors -- Modified Oncolytic Herpesviruses for Gene Therapy of Cancer -- The Lister Strain of Vaccinia Virus as an Anticancer Therapeutic Agent -- Poxvirus-Based Strategies for Combined Vaccine and Tumor Microenvironment Manipulation -- Genetically Engineered (T Cell Receptor) T Cells for AdoptiveTherapy -- Genetically Modified Dendritic Cell Vaccines for Solid Tumors -- Dendritic Cell Vaccination -- Chemokine Gene-Modified Dendritic Cells for Cancer Therapy -- The Use of T Cell Costimulation to Enhance the Immunogenicity of Tumors -- Clinical Application of Plasmid-Based Cancer Vaccines -- Lentivector Vaccines -- Therapeutic Efficacy and Systemic Antitumor T Cell Immunity Induced by RheoSwitch-Regulated IL-12 Expression after Intratumoral Injection of Adenovirus Vector or Vector-Transduced Dendritic Cells -- Clinical Trials Using LV-P₁₄₀K-MGMT for Gliomas -- RNA Interference Therapeutics for Tumor Therapy: Promising Work in Progress -- MGMT Stem Cell Selection and Protection: Preclinical Large Animal and Clinical Studies -- Cytidine Deaminase in Myeloprotective Gene Therapy -- Genetically Engineered Salmonella typhimurium for Targeted Cancer Therapy -- Imaging of Oncolytic Virus Gene Expression -- Lentiviral-Encoded Sodium Iodide Symporter-Mediated Cancer Gene Therapy -- Bacteriophage: From Bacteria to a Successful Targeted Systemic Gene Delivery for Cancer -- Issues in Moving Gene Therapy Approaches to Early Clinical Trials -- The FDA Review Process for Cancer Gene Therapy -- Ethics in Translational Gene Transfer Research.
  • Gene therapy protocols. 3rd ed. v. 1-, 2008-
    Springer Protocols
    v. 1. Production and in vivo applications of gene transfer vectors. Preparation and quantification of pseudotyped retroviral vector / Hong Yu and Young Jik Kwon. Production of retroviral vectors for clinical use / Kenneth Cornetta, Lilith Reeves, and Scott Cross. Methods for the production of helper-dependent adenoviral vectors / Donna J. Palmer and Philip Ng. Methods for the production of first generation adenoviral vectors / Donna J. Palmer and Philip Ng. Large-scale production of recombinant adeno-associated viral vectors / Alejandro Negrete and Robert M. Kotin. Construction and production of recombinant herpes simplex virus vectors / William F. Goins ... [et al.] Plasmid-based gene transfer in mouse skeletal muscle by electroporation / Jonathan D. Schertzer and Goron S. Lynch. Chitosan nanoparticle-mediated gene transfer / Dongwon Lee and Shyam S. Mohapatra. PEG-PEI copolymers for oligonucleotide delivery to cells and tissues / Gordon J. Lutz, Shashank R. Sirsi, and Jason H. Williams. Non-viral gene delivery with cationic liposome-DNA complexes / Kai K. Ewert ... [et al.] Applications of lentiviral vectors in noninvasive molecular imaging / Abhijit De ... [et al.] Retroviral modification of mesenchymal stem cells for gene therapy of hemophilia A / Christopher B. Doering. Transduction of murine hematopoietic stem cells and in vivo selection of gene-modified cells / Lucienne M. Ide, Elisabeth Javazon, and H. Trent Spencer. Assessment of CFTR function after gene transfer in vitro and in vivo / Uta Griesenbach ... [et al.] Oncolytic adenoviruses for cancer gene therapy / Ta-Chiang Liu, Stephen H. Thorne, and David H. Kirn. Design of trans-splicing adeno-associated viral vectors for Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy / Yi Lai ... [et al.] Prevention of type 1 diabetes in NOD mice by genetic engineering of hematopoietic stem cells / Jessamyn Bagley, Charoui Tian, and John Iacomini. Lentiviral vector delivery of siRNA and shRNA encoding genes into cultured and primary hematopoietic cells / Mingjie Li and John J. Rossi. Nanoparticle-mediated gene delivery to the lung / Rajagopal Ramesh. Retroviral-mediated gene therapy for the differentiation of primary cells into a mineralizing osteoblastic phenotype / Jennifer E. Phillips and Andrés J. García. In vivo siRNA delivery to the mouse hypothalamus shows a role of the co-chaperone XAP2 in regulating TRH transcription / Stéphanie Decherf, Zahra Hassani, and Barbara A. Demeneix. Efficient retroviral gene transfer to epidermal stem cells / Pedro Lei and Stelios T. Andreadis.
  • GeneReviews
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  • pt. 1. Genes and the heart -- pt. 2. Development and gender -- pt. 3. Mitochondrial diseases -- pt. 4. Ischemic heart disease -- pt. 5. Hypertension and arrhythmias -- pt. 6. Hypertrophy and failure.
  • Genes and mental illness -- How does stress work? the role of memes in epigenesis -- Culture and mental illness -- Genetic-memetic model of mental illness-migration and natural disasters as illustrations -- What do we inherit from our parents and ancestors? -- Genes -- Evolution -- Learning, imitation, and memes -- Storage and evolution of memes in the brain -- External storage of memes: culture, media, cyberspace -- Culture and the individual -- What is mental health -- What is mental illness? -- Psychiatric diagnosis: toward a memetic-epigenetic multiaxial model -- Memetic diagnosis, memetic assessment and biopsychosocial epigenetic formulation -- Principles of memetic therapy -- Broad-spectrum memetic therapy -- Specific memetic therapies -- Genetic-memetic prevention -- Overview of specific syndromes -- Attention-cognition spectrum syndromes: delirium, dementia, impulse control syndromes, ADHD, antisocial personality, obsessive-compulsive personality traits, obsessive-compulsive syndrome -- Anxiety-mood spectrum syndromes: anxiety, panic, phobias, ASD, PTSD, borderline syndrome, dependent and avoidant personalities, social phobia, bipolarity and mania, depression-neurotic and syndromic, adjustment disorders -- Reality perception spectrum syndromes (imagination, dissociation, conversion, somatoform, misattribution somatization, psychosis) -- Pleasure spectrum syndromes (substance use/abuse, additions to substances and beliefs, fanaticism) -- Primary memetic syndromes: eating disorders, factitious disorders, malingering, meme-directed destructive behaviors -- Challenges for the future.
  • This state-of-the-art book is written by a group of international experts to provide insight into the newest breakthroughs from basic pathogenesis to clinical aspects of multiple myeloma. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the genetic and molecular epidemiology of multiple myeloma in order to get a more refined and conclusive understanding of this disease. Areas, which are covered include the characterization of different myeloma entities by genomics and proteomics, notch signaling and targeting protein translation as a new treatment for multiple myeloma, cell cycle control of plasma cell differentiation, the role of bone disease in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma as well as the molecular interaction of multiple myeloma with a microenvironment. Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology of Multiple Myeloma is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists.
  • Introduction : the scope and importance of genetic democracy / Veikko Launis -- The prerequisites for genetic democracy / Helena Siipi -- Ethical expertise in democratic societies / Eerik Lagerspetz -- Towards global bioethics : the UNESCO universal declaration on bioethics and human rights / Henk ten Have -- Autonomy and genetic privacy / Juha Räikkä -- Values, rights and GMO : against radicalism -- The precautionary principle and the risks of modern agri-biotechnology / Marko Ahteensuu -- Population databanks and democracy in light of the Icelandic experience / Vilhjálmur Árnason and Stefán Hjörleifsson -- Equality and community in public deliberation : genetic democracy in Taiwan / Terence Hua Tai and Wen-Tsong Chiou -- Genetic resources, genetic democracy and genetic equity / Keekok Lee -- Moral constraints on permissible genetic design / Thomas Pogge.
  • Genetic engineering v. 27-28, 2006-2007.
    v. 28, 2007 Springer
  • Genetic epidemiology 2009
    Springer Protocols
    Molecular Genetics and Genetic Variation / Mohammed-Elfatih Twfieg, M. Dawn Teare -- Terminology, Concepts, and Models in Genetic Epidemiology / M. Dawn Teare, Mauro F. Koref -- An Introduction to Epidemiology / Cother Hajat -- Genetic Distance and Markers Used in Linkage Mapping / Kristina Allen-Brady, Nicola J. Camp -- Approaches to Genetic Linkage Analysis / M. Dawn Teare -- Fine-Scale Structure of the Genome and Markers Used in Association Mapping / Karen Curtin, Nicola J. Camp -- Genome-Wide Association Studies / Mark M. Iles -- Candidate Gene Association Studies / M. Dawn Teare -- Family-Based Association Studies / Frank Dudbridge -- Genome Variation: A Review of Web Resources / Andrew Collins, William J. Tapper -- Advanced Methods in Twin Studies / Jaakko Kaprio, Karri Silventoinen -- Mendelian Randomisation: A Tool for Assessing Causality in Observational Epidemiology / Nuala A. Sheehan, Sha Meng, Vanessa Didelez -- Copy Number Variation / Louise V. Wain, Martin D. Tobin -- Epigenetic Variation / Kevin Walters -- Modeling the Effect of Susceptibility Factors (HLA and PTPN22) in Rheumatoid Arthritis / Hervé Perdry, Françoise Clerget-Darpoux -- Coronary Artery Disease: An Example Case Study / Jennifer H. Barrett -- The Genetic Epidemiology of Obesity: A Case Study / Laura M. Johnson.
  • "The manner in which genetic research associated with addiction is conducted, interpreted and translated into clinical practice and policy initiatives raises important social, ethical and legal issues. Genetic Research on Addiction fulfils two key aims; the first is to identify the ethical issues and requirements arising when carrying out genetically-based addiction research, and the second is to explore the ethical, legal and public policy implications of interpreting, translating and applying this research. The book describes research guidelines on human protection issues such as improving the informed consent process, protecting privacy, responsibilities to minors and determining whether to accept industry funding. The broader public health policy implications of the research are explored and guidelines offered for developing effective social interventions. Highly relevant for clinicians, researchers, academics and policy-makers in the fields of addiction, mental health and public policy"--Provided by publisher.
  • Since 2009, a revolution has been witnessed in Alzheimer's Disease genetics. New genetic links are being discovered at an unprecedented pace and our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration have taken a quantum leap forward. This book provides a thorough description of the genes that have been implicated in the aetiology of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) based on evidence of genetic association. These "AD susceptibility genes" are described both in their genomic and cellular context, as well as with respect to their known or suspected molecular functions. Although these genes are not sufficient to explain all of the genetic contributions to LOAD, they represent the best replicated set of genes to date. Undoubtedly the list will grow as more advanced genomic approaches towards the identification of novel LOAD genes progresses.
  • Part 1. Application and Perspectives -- ch. 1. Transgenic Modification of Production Traits in Farm Animals / Mathias Müller and Gottfried Brem -- ch. 2. Genetically Modified Plants / Susanne Stirn and Horst Lörz -- ch. 3. Fermented Food Production using Genetically Modified Yeast and Filamentous Fungi / Anke Niederhaus and Ulf Stahl -- ch. 4. Production of Food Additives using Filamentous Fungi / Carsten M. Hjort -- ch. 5. Perspectives of Genetic Engineering of Bacteria used in Food Fermentations / Arnold Geis -- Part II. Legislation in Europe -- ch. 6. The Legal Situation for Genetically Engineered Food in Europe / Rudolf Streinz and Lars O. Fuchs -- Part III. Methods of Detection -- ch. 7. Detection of Genetic Modifications: Some Basic Considerations / Knut J. Heller -- ch. 8. DNA-based Methods for Detection of Genetic Modifications / Ralf Einspanier and Stephanie Rief -- ch. 9. Genetic Engineering of Fishes and Methods for Detection / Hartmut Rehbein -- ch. 10. Detection Methods for Genetically Modified Crops / Rolf Meyer -- ch. 11. Methods to Detect the Application of Genetic Engineering in Composed and Processed Foods / Karl-Heinz Engel and Francisco Moreano -- ch. 12. Mutations in Lactococcus lactis, and their Detection / Jan Kok and Bertus van den Burg -- ch. 13. Detection Methods for Genetically Modified Microorganisms used in Food Fermentation / Walter P. Hammes, Christian Hertel and Torsten Bauer.
  • Part I. Application and Perspectives -- ch. 1. Transgenic modification of production traits in farm animals / Gottfried Brem, Mathias Müller -- ch. 2. Genetically modified plants / Susanne Stirn, Horst Lörz -- ch. 3. Fermentation of food by means of genetically modified yeast and filamentous fungi / Rena Leisegang, Elke Nevoigt, Anja Spielvogel, Georg Kristan, Anke Niederhaus, Ulf Stahl -- ch. 4. Production of food additives using filamentous fungi / Carsten M. Hjort -- ch. 5. Genetic engineering of bacteria used in food fermentation / Arnold Geis -- Part II. Legislation in Europe -- ch. 6. The Legal situation for genetically engineered food in Europe / Rudolf Streinz, Jan Kalbheim -- Part III. Methods of Detection -- ch. 7. Detection of genetic modifications : some basic considerations / Knut J. Heller -- ch. 8. DNA-based methods for detection of genetic modifications / Ralf Einspanier -- ch. 9. Genetic engineering of fish, and methods of detection / Hartmut Rehbein -- ch. 10. Detection methods for genetically modified crops / Rolf Meyer -- ch. 11. Methods for detection of genetically modified organisms in composite and processed foods / Karl-Heinz Engel, Francisco Moreano, Alexandra Ehlert -- ch. 12. Mutations in Lactococcus lactis and their detection / Jan Kok, Bertus van den Burg -- ch. 13. Methods for detection of genetically modified microorganisms used in food fermentation processes / Walter P. Hammes, Christian Hertel, Torsten Bauer.
  • Genetically modified organisms : concepts and methods -- Restriction enzymes : from their discovery to their applications -- Transforming growth factor-beta superfamily : animal models for development and disease -- Transfection of human neuroblastoma cells with Alzheimer's Disease brain hallmarks as a promising strategy to investigate the role of neurosteroidogenesis in neuroprotection -- Investigating therapeutic strategies for Fragile X syndrome in mice -- Innovative therapeutic perspectives in neuromuscular diseases -- Gene therapy for cancer treatment : state of the art -- Manipulating the mitochondrial genetic system.
  • Limits and uncertainty in nature and logic -- Quantum fluctuations, mutations, and "fixation" of uncertainty -- Recombination and randomness -- Uncertainty of development -- Organized randomness -- Random genetic drift and "deterministic" selection -- Life : making uncertainty certain.
  • Key concepts in human genetics : understanding the complex phenotype / W.T. Gibson -- Nature versus nurture in determining athletic ability / T.D. Brutsaert, E.J. Parra -- Genetics and sports : an overview of the pre-molecular biology era / M.W. Peeters ... [et al.] -- Genes, athlete status, and training : an overview / I.I. Ahmetov, V.A. Rogozkin -- Angiotensin : converting enzyme, renin-angiotensin system and human performance / D. Woods -- Actinin-3 and performance / N. yang, F. Garton, K. North -- East African runners : their genetics, lifestyle, and athletic prowess / V.O. Onywera -- Gene-lifestyle interactions and their consequences on human health / J. Pomeroy, A.M. Söderberg, P.W. Franks -- Genetic risk factors for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries / M. Collins, S.M. Raleigh -- Innovative strategies for treatment of soft tissue injuries in human and animal athletes / A. Hoffmann, G. Gross -- Gene doping : possibilities and practicalities / D.J. Wells -- Genetic testing of athletes / A.G. Williams, H. Wackerhage -- The future of genetic research in exercise science and sports medicine / R.J. Trent, B. Yu.
  • Genetics for surgeons 2005
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  • Described as the earliest, simplest life forms, with unlimited metabolic versatility, bacteria are ideally suited to answer some very fundamental questions on life and its processes. They have been employed in almost all fields of biological studies, including Genetics. The whole edifice of science of Genetics centers around three processes: the generation, expression, and transmission of biological variation, and bacteria offer immediate advantages in studying all the three aspects of heredity. Being haploid and structurally simple, it becomes easy to isolate mutations of various kinds and relate them to a function. The availability of such mutants and their detailed genetic and biochemical analyses lead to a gamut of information on gene expression and its regulation. While studying the transmission of biological variation, it is clear that unlike their eukaryotic counterpart, a more genetic approach needs to be employed. Transmission of genetic information in most eukaryotic organisms rests on sexual reproduction that allows the generation of genetically variable offspring through the process of gene recombination. Even though bacteria show an apparent preference for asexual reproduction, they too have evolved mechanisms to trade their genetic material. In fact, bacteria not only could acquire many genes from close relatives, but also from entirely distant members through the process of horizontal gene transfer. Their success story of long evolutionary existence will stand testimony to these mechanisms. While teaching a course on Microbial Genetics to the post-graduate students at Delhi University, it was realized that a book devoted to bacterial genetics may be very handy to the students, researchers, and teachers alike. A strong foundation in genetics also helps in comprehending more modern concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, always a favorite with the students and researchers. Planning the format of the book, emphasis has been laid on the generation and transmission of biological variability. The omission of expression part is indeed intentional because lots of information is available on this aspect in any modern biology book. The contents are spread over seven chapters and the text is supported with figures/tables wherever possible. The endeavor has been to induce the readers to appreciate the strength of bacterial genetics and realize the contribution of these tiny organisms to the growth of biological sciences as a whole and genetics in particular.
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    This book identifies and analyzes the genetic basis of bone disorders in humans and demonstrates the utility of mouse models in furthering the knowledge of mechanisms and evaluations of treatments. The book is aimed at all students of bone biology and genetics, and with this in mind, it includes general introductory chapters on genetics and bone biology and more specific disease-orientated chapters, which comprehensively summarize the clinical, genetic, molecular genetic, animal model, functional and molecular pathology, diagnostic, counselling and treatment aspects of each disorder. Saves academic, medical, and pharma researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of genetic bone issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles. Provides a common language for bone biologists and geneticists to discuss the development of bone cells and genetics and their interactions in the development of disease. Researchers in all areas bone biology and genetics will gain insight into how clinical observations and practices can feed back into the research cycle and will, therefore, be able to develop more targeted genomic and proteomic assays. For those clinical researchers who are also MDs, correct diagnosis (and therefore correct treatment) of bone diseases depends on a strong understanding of the molecular basis for the disease.
  • Genetics of obesity 2014
    In the past four years, many genetic loci have been implicated for BMI from the outcomes of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), primarily in adults. Insulin-induced gene 2 (INSIG2) was the first locus to be reported by this method to have a role in obesity, but replication attempts have yielded inconsistent outcomes. The identification of the second locus, the fat mass- and obesity-associated gene (FTO), has been more robustly observed by others. Studies from both FTO knock out and FTO over expression mouse model support the fact that FTO is directly involved in the regulation of energy intake and metabolism in mice, where the lack of FTO expression leads to leanness while enhanced expression of FTO leads to obesity. Along with numerous other studies, a number of genetic variants have been established robustly in the context of obesity, giving us fresh insights into the pathogenesis of the disease. This book provides a comprehensive overview of efforts aimed at uncovering genetic variants associated with obesity, which have been particularly successful in the past 5 years with the advent of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The Genetics of Obesity covers this state of the art technology and its application to obesity in great detail. Topics include genetics of childhood obesity, genetics of syndromic obesity, copy number variants and extreme obesity, co-morbidities of obesity genetics, and functional follow-up of genetic variants.
  • Genome dynamics and stability v. 1-, 2007-
  • Honeybee / D. Schlipalius, P.R. Ebert, G.J. Hunt -- Bumblebee / L. Wilfert, P. Schmid-Hempel, J. Gadau -- The jewel wasp - Nasonia / J. Gadau ... [et al.] -- Silkworm / Y. Yasukochi, H. Fujii, M.R. Goldsmith -- Pea aphid / J.A. Brisson, G.K. Davis -- Mosquito / D.W. Severson -- Hessian fly / J.J. Stuart, M.-S. Chen, M.O. Harris -- Tick / A.J. Ullmann, J.J. Stuart, C.A. Hill.
  • Genomics in the sea urchin : new perspectives on a perennial model system / Katherine M. Buckley amd Jonathan P. Rast -- Genome mapping and genomics of Caenorhabditis elegans / Jonathan Hodgkin, Michael Paulini, and mary Ann Tuli -- Genome mapping and genomics in Drosophila / Boris Adryan and Steven Russell -- Genome structure, functional genomics, and proteomics in ascidians / Yasunori Sasakura, Nicolas Sierro, Kenta Nakai, Kazuo Inaba, and takehiro G. Kusakabe -- Punching above their weight : the compact genomes of pufferfishes / Brian Cusack and Hugues Roest Crollius -- Medaka genomics and the methods and resources for decoding genomic functions / Tetsuaki Kimura, Yasuhiro Kamei, Yusuke Takehana, Takao Sasado, and Kiyoshi Naruse -- Xenopus genomics and genetics : progress and prospects / Amy K. Sater and Michael J. Gilchrist -- Mouse genome mapping and genomics / Paul Denny -- Rat genome mapping and genetics / Claude Szpirer and Göran Levan.
  • Introduction -- From genomes to protein functions -- Co-evolutionary signals within genome sequences reflect functional dependence of proteins -- Chromosomal proximity of genes as an indicator of functional linkage -- Analyses of complex genome-scale biological networks -- Application of protein interaction networks.
  • Genomes. 2nd ed. 2002
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  • Genomic imprinting 2008
    DNA methylation reprogramming in the germ line / Diane J. Lees-Murdock and Colum P. Walsh -- Control of imprinting at the GNAS cluster / Jo Peters and Christine M. Williamson -- The GNAS locus and pseudohypoparathyroidism / Murat Bastepe -- Imprinted genes, postnatal adaptations, and enduring effects on energy homeostasis / Margalida Frontera ... [et al.] -- What are imprinted genes doing in the brain? / William Davies ... [et al.] -- Genomic imprinting and human psychology : cognition, behavior, and pathology / Lisa M. Goos and Gillian Ragsdale -- Genomic imprinting in plants / Olivier Garnier, Sylvia Laouiellé-Duprat, and Charles Spillane -- Imprinted genes and human disease : an evolutionary perspective / Francisco Úbeda and Jon F. Wilkins -- Evolutionary theories of imprinting ; enough already! / Tom Moore and Walter Mills.
  • This book offers a valuable resource that allows students, researchers, educators and the general public to learn about proteomics and genomics. Chromosomes form the basis for our genetic heritage and are the code for protein synthesis. The Human Genome Map was presented in 2002, and the Proteome Sequence Map is currently being created by a global consortia initiative. Proteome and genome building blocks already form the basis of scientific research areas and shape major areas of the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. The book provides background information on and our current understanding of these gene and protein areas, and explains in detail how cutting-edge science is using these resources to develop new medicines and new diagnostics for patient treatment and care. The book will benefit all students and researchers who need a good understanding of genomics and proteomics within the clinical field. Its content is also suitable for a broad readership, including those not specialized in this field. Dr. Marko-Varga is head of Div. Clinical Protein Science & Imaging at the Biomedical Center, Dept. of Measurement Technology and Industrial Electrical Engineering, Lund University. He's also Professor at the 1st Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • The Biology of Toll-like Receptors and NOD-like Receptors: Toggles of Inflammation -- Pattern Recognition Receptors, Gene Polymorphisms, and Cancer: A Double-Edged Sword -- Structural Genomic Variation in Toll-Like Receptor 4 and Cancer -- Structural Genomic Variation in Other Toll-like Receptors and Cancer -- Structural Genomic Variation in Toll-Like Receptor Signaling Pathway and Cancer -- Structural Genomic Variation in Toll-like Receptor Pathway and Prostate Cancer -- Structural Genomic Variation in NOD-Like Receptors and Cancer -- Structural Genomic Variation in Pattern Recognition Receptors and Cardiovascular Diseases -- Hot Spots In the Field: Where Should We Go.
  • Genomics protocols. 2nd ed. 2008
    Springer Protocols
    Protein profiling based on two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis / Gert Van den Bergh and Lutgarde Arckens -- Quantitative protein profiling by mass spectrometry using isotope-coded affinity tags / Arsalan S. Haqqani, John F. Kelly, and Danica B. Stanimirovic -- Quantitative protein profiling by mass spectrometry using label-free proteomics / Arsala S. Haqqani, John F. Kelly, and Danica B. Stanimirovic -- Using 2D-LC-MS/MS to identify Francisella tularensis peptides in extracts from an infected mouse macrophage cell line / John F. Kelly and Wen Ding -- Baculovirus expression vector system : an emerging host for high-throughput eukaryotic protein expression / Binesh Shrestha, Carol Smee, and Opher Gileadi -- Coimmunoprecipitation and proteomic analyses / S. Fabio Falsone, Bernd Gesslbauer, and Andreas J. Kungl -- Tandem affinity purification combined with mass spectrometry to identify components of protein complexes / Peter Kaiser ... [et al.] -- Mammalian two-hybrid assay for detecting protein-protein interactioins in vivo / Runtao He and Xuguang Li -- Detection of protein-protein interactions in live cells and animals with split firefly luciferase protein fragment complementation / Victor Villalobos, Snehal Naik, and David Piwnica-Worms -- Subcellular localization of intracellular human proteins by construction of tagged fusion proteins and transient expression in COS-7 cells / John E. Collins -- GeneFAS : a tool for the prediction of gene function using multiple sources of data / Trupti Joshi ... [et al.] --Comparative genomics-based prediction of protein function / Toni Gabaldón -- Design, manufacture, and assay of the efficacy of siRNAs for gene silencing / Louise A. Dawson and Badar A. Usmani. Whole genome amplification with Phi29 DNA polymerase to enable genetic or genomic analysis of samples of low DNA yield / Kaisa Silander and Janna Saarela -- Scanning for DNA variants by denaturant capillary electrophoresis / Per O. Ekstrøm -- Identification of SNPs, or mutations in sequence chromatograms / Nicole Draper -- BeadArray-based genotyping / Helen Butler and Jiannis Ragoussis -- Microsattelite-based candidate gene linkage analysis studies / Cathryn Mellersh -- Full complexity genomic hybridization on 60-mer oligonucleotide microarrays for array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) / Alexei Protopopov, Bin Feng, and Lynda Chin -- Detection of copy number changes at multiple loci in DNA prepared from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue by multiplex ligation -dependent probe amplification / Minoru Takata -- Application of microarrays for DNA methylation profiling / Axel Schumacher, Andreas Weinhäusl, and Arturas Petronis -- Genomewide identification of protein binding locations using chromatin immunoprecipitation coupled with microarray / Byung-Kwan Cho, Eric M. Knight, and Bernhard Ø. Palsson -- Transcriptional profiling of small samples in the central nervous system / Stephen D. Ginsberg -- Quantitative expression profiling of RNA from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues using randomly assembled bead arrays / Marina Bibikova ... [et al.] -- Expression profiling of microRNAs in cancer cells : technical considerations / Mouldy Sioud and Lina Cekaite -- Identification of disease biomarkers by profiling of serum proteins using SELDI-TOF mass spectrometry / Sigrun Langbein -- The applicability of a cluster of differentiation monoclonal antibody microarray to the diagnosis of human disease / Peter Ellmark ... [et al.] --
  • Genotoxicity and DNA Repair: A Practical Approach provides a key reference for determining how to analyze the genotoxic activity of molecules or materials and, at the same time, serves as a useful tool for researchers in the Environmental Mutagenesis and DNA Repair fields. Focused on genotoxicity assays recommended by the "OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals", this volume also covers other useful assays, such as some gene mutation assays, the comet assay in different species and applications, and the SMART assays of Drosophila. For all the assays, the book presents brief theoretical introductions to the topics and updated standard and modified step-by-step protocols to perform them. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of nanoparticles, including an integrative approach analysis. The DNA Repair section includes several assays that provide information on repair activity in vitro and in vivo, as well as recent applications to study DNA repair in humans, cell cultures, and animal models. As a volume in the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, the chapters contain the kind of detail and key implementation advice that ensures reproducible results in the lab.
  • Genetic toxicology is recognized by geneticists and researchers concerned with the genetic impact of man-made chemicals.In Genotoxicity Assessment: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field provide comprehensive genetictoxicology protocols. These include in vitro and in vivo protocols on mutation assays, cytogenetic techniques, and primary DNA damage, assays in alternate to animal models, and updated ICH guidelines. Written in the highly successfulMethods in Molecular Biology series format, the chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step and readily reproducible laboratory protocols, as well as key tips ontroubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Genotoxicity Assessment: Methods and Protocols seeks to aid research students and scientists working in regulatory toxicology as well as biomedical, biochemical and pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Part I. RNA Synthesis - Enzymatic RNA Synthesis, Ligation and Modification -- Chapter 1. Enzymatic RNA Synthesis using Bacteriophage T7 RNA Polymerase / Heike Gruegelsiepe, Astrid Schön, Leif A. Kirsebom and Roland K. Hartmann, p. 3-21 -- Chapter 2. Production of RNAs with Homogeneous 5' and 3' Ends / Mario Mörl, Esther Lizano, Dagmar K. Willkomm and Roland K. Hartmann, p. 22-35 -- Chapter 3. RNA Ligation using T4 DNA Ligase / Mikko J. Frilander and Janne J. Turunen, p. 36-52 -- Chapter 4. T4 RNA Ligase / Tina Persson, Dagmar K. Willkomm and Roland K. Hartmann, p. 53-74 -- Chapter 5. Co- and Post-Transcriptional Incorporation of Specific Modifications Including Photoreactive Groups into RNA Molecules / Nathan H. Zahler and Michael E. Harris, p. 75-85 -- Chapter 6. 3'-Terminal Attachment of Fluorescent Dyes and Biotin / Dagmar K. Willkomm and Roland K. Hartmann, p. 86-94 -- Part I. RNA Synthesis - Chemical RNA Synthesis -- Chapter 7. Chemical RNA Synthesis, Purification and Analysis / Brian S. Sproat, p. 95-111 -- Chapter 8. Modified RNAs as Tools in RNA Biochemistry / Thomas E. Edwards and Snorri T. H. Sigurdsson, p. 112-129 -- Part II. Structure Determination - Molecular Biology Methods -- Chapter 9. Direct Determination of RNA Sequence and Modification by Radiolabeling Methods / Olaf Gimple and Astrid Schön, p. 132-150 -- Chapter 10. Probing RNA Structures with Enzymes and Chemicals In Vitro and In Vivo / Eric Huntzinger, Maria Possedko, Flore Winter, Hervé Moine, Chantal Ehresmann and Pascale Romby, p. 151-171 -- Chapter 11. Study of RNA-Protein Interactions and RNA Structure in Ribonucleoprotein Particles / Virginie Marchand, Annie Mougin, Agnès Méreau and Christiane Branlant, p. 172-204 -- Chapter 12. Terbium(III) Footprinting as a Probe of RNA Structure and Metal-binding Sites / Dinari A. Harris and Nils G. Walter, p. 205-213 -- Chapter 13. Pb²⁺-induced Cleavage of RNA / Leif A. Kirsebom and Jerzy Ciesiolka, p. 214-228 -- Chapter 14. In Vivo Determination of RNA Structure by Dimethylsulfate / Christina Waldsich and Renée Schroeder, p. 229-237 -- Chapter 15. Probing Structure and Binding Sites on RNA by Fenton Cleavage / Gesine Bauer and Christian Berens, p. 238-249 -- Chapter 16. Measuring the Stoichiometry of Magnesium Ions Bound to RNA / A. J. Andrews and Carol Fierke, p. 250-258 -- Chapter 17. Nucleotide Analog Interference Mapping and Suppression: Specific Applications in Studies of RNA Tertiary Structure, Dynamic Helicase Mechanism and RNA-Protein Interactions, p. 259-293 / Olga Fedorova, Marc Boudvillain, Jane Kawaoka and Anna Marie Pyle -- Chapter 18. Nucleotide Analog Interference Mapping: Application to the RNase P System / Simona Cuzic and Roland K. Hartmann, p. 294-318 -- Chapter 19. Identification and Characterization of Metal Ion Binding by Thiophilic Metal Ion Rescue / Eric L. Christian, p. 319-344 -- Chapter 20. Identification of Divalent Metal Ion Binding Sites in RNA/DNA-metabolizing Enzymes by Fe(II)-mediated Hydroxyl Radical Cleavage / Yan-Guo Ren, Niklas Henriksson and Anders Virtanen, p. 345-353 -- Chapter 21. Protein-RNA Crosslinking in Native Ribonucleoprotein Particles / Henning Urlaub, Klaus Hartmuth and Reinhard Lührmann, p. 354-373 -- Chapter 22. Probing RNA Structure by Photoaffinity Crosslinking with 4-Thiouridine and 6-Thioguanosine / Michael E. Harris and Eric L. Christian, p. 374-384 -- Part II. Structure Determination - Biophysical Methods -- Chapter 23. Structural Analysis of RNA and RNA-Protein Complexes by Small-angle X-ray Scattering / Tao Pan and Tobin R. Sosnick, p. 385-397 -- Chapter 24. Temperature-Gradient Gel Electrophoresis of RNA / Detlev Riesner and Gerhard Steger, p. 398-414 -- Chapter 25. UV Melting, Native Gels and RNA Conformation / Andreas Werner, p. 415-427 -- Chapter 26. Sedimentation Analysis of Ribonucleoprotein Complexes / Jan Medenbach, Andrey Damianov, Silke Schreiner and Albrecht Bindereif, p. 428-437 -- Chapter 27. Preparation and Handling of RNA Crystals / Boris François, Aurélie Lescoute-Phillips, Andreas Werner and Benoît Masquida, p. 438-452 -- Part II. Structure Determination - Fluorescence and Single Molecule Studies -- Chapter 28. Fluorescence Labeling of RNA for Single Molecule Studies / Filipp Oesterhelt, Enno Schweinberger and Claus Seidel, p. 453-474 -- Chapter 29. Scanning Force Microscopy and Scanning Force Spectroscopy of RNA / Wolfgang Nellen, p. 475-487 -- Part III. RNA Genomics and Bioinformatics - Fluorescence and Single Molecule Studies -- Chapter 30. Comparative Analysis of RNA Secondary Structure: 6S RNA / James W. Brow and J. Christopher Ellis, p. 490-512 -- Chapter 31. Secondary Structure Prediction / Gerhard Steger, p. 513-535 -- Chapter 32. Modeling the Architecture of Structured RNAs within a Modular and Hierarchical Framework, p. 536-545 / Benoît Masquida and Eric Westhof -- Chapter 33. Modeling Large RNA Assemblies using a Reduced Representation, p. 546-559 / Jason A. Mears, Scott M. Stagg and Stephen C. Harvey -- Chapter 34. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of RNA Systems / Pascal Auffinger and Andrea C. Vaiana, p. 560-576 -- Chapter 35. Seeking RNA Motifs in Genomic Sequences / Matthieu Legendre and Daniel Gautheret, p. 577-594 -- Chapter 36. Approaches to Identify Novel Non-messenger RNAs in Bacteria and to Investigate their Biological Functions: RNA Mining / Jörg Vogel, E. Gerhart and H. Wagner, p. 595-613 -- Chapter 37. Approaches to Identify Novel Non-messenger RNAs in Bacteria and to Investigate their Biological Functions: Functional Analysis of Identified Non-mRNAs / E. Gerhart, H. Wagner and Jörg Vogel, p. 614-642 -- Chapter 38. Experimental RNomics: A Global Approach to Identify Non-coding RNAs in Model Organisms / Alexander Hüttenhofer, p. 643-654 -- Chapter 39. Large-scale Analysis of mRNA Splice Variants by Microarray / Young-Soo Kwon, Hai-Ri Li and Xiang-Dong Fu, p. 655-663 -- Part IV. Analysis of RNA Function 665 - RNA-Protein Interactions in vitro -- Chapter 40. RNA-Protein Interactions in vitro / Steffen Schiffer, Sylvia Rösch, Bettina Späth, Markus Englert, Hildburg Beier and Anita Marchfelder, p. 666-675 -- Chapter 41. Biotin-based Affinity Purification of RNA-Protein Complexes / Zsofia Palfi, Jingyi Hui and Albrecht Bindereif, p. 676-693 -- Chapter 42. Immunoaffinity Purification of Spliceosomal and Small Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein Complexes / Cindy L. Will, Evgeny M. Makarov, Olga V. Makarova and Reinhard Lührmann, p. 694-709 -- Chapter 43. Northwestern Techniques for the Identification of RNA-binding Proteins from cDNA Expression Libraries and the Analysis of RNA-Protein Interactions / Ángel Emilio Martínez De Alba, Michela Alessandra Denti and Martin Tabler, p. 710-728 -- Part IV. Analysis of RNA Function 665 - RNA-Protein Interactions in vivo -- Chapter 44. Fluorescent Detection of Nascent Transcripts and RNA-binding Proteins in Cell Nuclei, p. 729-736 / Jennifer A. Geiger and Karla M. Neugebauer -- Chapter 45. Identification and Characterization of RNA-binding Proteins through Three-hybrid Analysis / Felicia Scott and David R. Engelke, p. 737-754 -- Chapter 46. Analysis of Alternative Splicing In Vivo using Minigenes / Yesheng Tang, Tatyana Novoyatleva, Natalya Benderska, Shivendra Kishore, Alphonse Thanaraj and Stefan Stamm, p. 755-782 -- Part IV. Analysis of RNA Function 665 - SELEX -- Chapter 47. Artificial Selection: Finding Function amongst Randomized Sequences / Ico de Zwart, Catherine Lozupone, Rob Knight, Amanda Birmingham, Mali Illangasekare, Vasant Jadhav, Michal Legiewicz, Irene Majerfeld, Jeremy Widmann and Michael Yarus, p. 783-806 -- Chapter 48. Aptamer Selection against Biological Macromolecules: Proteins and Carbohydrates / C. Stefan Vörtler and Maria Milovnikova, p. 807-839 -- Chapter 49. In Vivo SELEX Strategies / Thomas A. Cooper, p. 840-852 -- Chapter 50. In Vitro Selection against Small Targets / Dirk Eulberg, Christian Maasch, Werner G. Purschke and Sven Klussmann, p. 853-877 -- Chapter 51. SELEX Strategies to Identify Antisense and Protein Target Sites in RNA or Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein Complexes / Martin Lützelberger, Martin R. Jakobsen and Jørgen Kjems, p. 878-894 -- Chapter 52. Gene Silencing Methods for Mammalian Cells: Application of Synthetic Short Interfering RNAs / Matthias John, Anke Geick, Philipp Hadwiger, Hans-Peter Vomlocher and Olaf Heidenreich, p. 896-909 -- Appendix. UV Spectroscopy for the Quantitation of RNA, p. 910-913.
  • Hedgehog signaling protocols 2007
    Springer Protocols
    Purifying the hedgehog protein and its variants / Darren P. Baker, Frederick R. Taylor, and R. Blake Pepinsky -- Application of sonic hedgehog to the developing chick limb / Eva Tieck and Cheryll Tickle -- Manipulation of hedgehog signaling in Xenopus by means of embryo microinjection and application of chemical inhibitors / Thomas Hollemann .. [et al.] -- Isolation of rat telencephalic neural explants to assay Shh GABAergic interneuron differentiation-inducing activity / Rina Mady and Jhumku D. Kohtz -- Genetic analysis of the vertebrate hedgehog-signaling pathway using muscle cell fate specification in the zebrafish embryo / Sudipto Roy -- Efficient manipulation of hedgehog/GLI signaling using retroviral expression systems / Maria Kasper ... [et al.] -- Cell surface marker and cell cycle analysis, hedgehog signaling, and flow cytometry / Krsting Detmer and Ronald E. Garner -- Detecting tagged hedgehog with intracellular and extracellular immunocytochemistry for functional analysis / Ainhoa Callejo, Luis Quijada, and Isabel Guerrero -- Confocal analysis of hedgehog morphogenetic gradient coupled with fluorescent in situ hybridization of hedgehog target genes / Armel Gallet and Pascal P. Thérond -- RNA in the hedgehog signaling pathway : pFRiPE, a vector for temporally and spatially controlled RNAi in Drosophila / Eric Marois and Suzanne Eaton -- Germline clone analysis for maternally acting Drosophila hedgehog components / Erica M. Selva and Beth E. Stronach -- Clone analysis of hedgehog signaling in Drosophila somatic tissues / Christing M. Bankers and Joan E. Hooper -- GAL4/UAS targeted gene expression for studying Drosophila hedgehog signaling / Denise Bussona nd Anne-Marie Pret -- Biochemical fractionation of Drosophila cells / Melanie Stegman and David Robbins -- Using immunoprecipitation to study protein-protein interactions in the hedgehog-signaling pathway / Chao Ton and Jin Jiang -- Sequence analyses to study the evolutionary history and cis-regulatory elements of hedgehog genes / Ferenc Müller and Anne-Gaelle Borycki.
  • Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US and the third most recently linked to cancer deaths. The national annual incidence rate of colorectal cancer is approximately 148,000+, striking slightly more females than males. The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer is 5-6percent, however patients with a familial risk (with two or more first or second degree relatives) make up 20percent of the patients. Persons who carry genetic mutations linked to hereditary colorectal cancer are the most likely to develop the disease.
  • [Publisher-supplied data] Due to their novel concepts and extraordinary high-throughput sequencing capacity, the next generation sequencing methods allow scientists to grasp system-wide landscapes of the complex molecular events taking place in various biological systems, including microorganisms and microbial communities. These methods are now being recognized as essential tools for a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying many biological processes. In High-Throughput Next Generation Sequencing: Methods and Applications, experts in the field explore the most recent advances in the applications of next generation sequencing technologies with an emphasis on microorganisms and their communities; however, the methods described in this book will also offer general applications relevant to the study of any living organisms. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, High-Throughput Next Generation Sequencing: Methods and Applications is an excellent collection of chapters to aid all scientists who wish to apply these innovative research tools to enhance their own pursuits in microbiology and also biology in general.
  • Gene transfer: who benefits? / L. Olendzenski and J.P. Gogarten -- Defining the mobilome / J.L. Siefert -- The interplay of homologous recombination and horizontal gene transfer in bacterial speciation / J.G. Lawrence and A.C. Retchless -- Epistemological impacts of horizontal gene transfer on classification in microbiology / E. Bapteste and Y. Boucher -- Persistence mechanisms of conjugative plasmids / M.I. Bahl, L.H. Hansen and S.J. Sorensen -- The integron/gene cassette system: an active player in bacterial adaptation / M. Labbate, R.J. Case and H.W. Stokes -- Ancient gene transfer as a tool in phylogenetic reconstruction / J. Huang and J.P. Gogarten -- The tree of life viewed through the contents of genomes / C.H. House -- Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of methanogenic pathways / G. Fournier -- Genome acquisition in horizontal gene transfer: symbiogenesis and macromolecular sequence analysis / L. Margulis -- Detection and quantitative assessment of horizontal gene transfer / O. Zhaxybayeva -- Composition-based methods to identify horizontal gene transfer / D. Cortez ... [et al.] -- Testing phylogenetic methods to identify horizontal gene transfer / M. Poptsova -- Untangling hybrid phylogenetic signals: horizontal gene transfer and artifacts of phylogenetic reconstruction / R.G. Beiko and M.A. Ragan -- Construction and use of flow cytometry optimized plasmid-sensor strains / M.I. Bahl ... [et al.] -- Experimental evolution of an essential Bacillus gene in an E. coli host / M. Larios-Sanz and M. Travisano -- Mass action models describing extant horizontal transfer of plasmids: inferences and parameter sensitivities / B.F. Smets and L. Lardon -- Interdomain transfers of sugar transporters overcome barriers to gene expression / K.M. Noll and K. Thirangoon -- The role of horizontal gene transfer in photosynthesis, oxygen production, and oxygen tolerance / J. Raymond -- Horizontal gene transfer in cyanobacterial signature genes / S. Yerrapragada, J.L. Siefert and G.E. Fox -- Population genomics and the bacterial species concept / M.A. Riley and M. Lizotte-Waniewski -- A critique of prokaryotic species concepts / R.T. Papke -- What antimicrobial resistance has taught us about horizontal gene transfer / M. Barlow -- Potential for horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities of the terrestrial subsurface / J.M. Coombs -- Horizontal gene transfer and mobile genetic elements in marine systems / P.A. Sobecky and T.H. Hazen -- Horizontal gene transfer in metal and radionuclide contaminated soils / P.A. Sobecky and J.M. Coombs -- Horizontal gene transfer between microbial eukaryotes / J.O. Andersson -- Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic parasites: a case study of Entamoeba histolytica and Trichomonas vaginalis / U.C. Alsmark ... [et al.] -- Role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes and their plastids / P.J. Keeling -- Role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of plant parasitism among nematodes / M. Mitreva, G. Smant and J. Helder.
  • HOX gene expression 2007
  • Regulation of hox activity : insights from protein motifs / Samir Merabet ... [et al.] -- Cis-regulation in the drosophila : bithorax complex / Robert K. Maeda and François Karch -- Maintenance of hox gene expression patterns / Samantha Beck ... [et al.] -- Control of vertebrate hox clusters by remote and global cis-acting regulatory sequences / François Spitz -- The early evolution of hox genes : a battle of belief? / Bernd Schierwater and Kai Kamm -- Evolution of hox complexes / David E.K. Ferrier -- The nematode story : hox gene loss and rapid evolution / Aziz Aboobaker and Mark Blaxter -- Are the deuterostome posterior hox genes a fast-evolving class? / Robert Lanfear -- Hox genes and the body plans of chelicerates and pycnogonids / Wim G.M. Damen -- Hox3/zen and the evolution of extraembryonic epithelia in insects / Urs Schmidt-Ott, Ab. Matteen Rafiqi and Steffen Lemke -- Hox genes and brain development in drosophila / Heinrich Reichert and Bruno Bello -- Homeosis and beyond : what is the function of the hox genes? / Jean S. Deutsch.
  • Introduction to ABC protein and gene organization -- Nomenclature -- Overview of human ABC gene subfamilies -- ABC genes and human genetic disease -- Mouse knockouts -- Multidrug resistance and cancer therapy -- Phylogenetic analysis of human ABC genes -- Mouse ABC genes -- Drosophila ABC genes -- ABCA genes -- ABCB genes -- ABCC genes -- ABCD genes -- ABCE genes -- ABCF genes -- ABCG genes.
  • pt. 1. Human chromosome methods and nomenclature -- pt. 2. Chromosome heteromorphism (summaries) -- pt. 3. Fragile sites -- pt. 4. Copy number vairiants.
  • In the nearly 60 years since Watson and Crick proposed the double helical structure of DNA, the molecule of heredity, waves of discoveries have made genetics the most thrilling field in the sciences. The study of genes and genomics today explores all aspects of the life with relevance in the lab, in the doctor's office, in the courtroom and even in social relationships. In this helpful guidebook, one of the most respected and accomplished human geneticists of our time communicates the importance of genes and genomics studies in all aspects of life. With the use of core concepts and the integration of extensive references, this book provides students and professionals alike with the most in-depth view of the current state of the science and its relevance across disciplines. Bridges the gap between basic human genetic understanding and one of the most promising avenues for advances in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease. Includes the latest information on diagnostic testing, population screening, predicting disease susceptibility, pharmacogenomics and moreExplores ethical, legal, regulatory and economic aspects of genomics in medicine. Integrates historical (classical) genetics approach with the latest discoveries in structural and functional genomics.
  • As genetic issues play a growing role in health practice and public policy, new knowledge in this field will continue to have significant implications for individuals and society. Written to communicate sound and modern science in an accessible way for professionals and students with various levels of scientific background, this thoroughly revised edition of The Human Genome contributes to creating a genetically literate research and clinical population. With case studies and introductory vignettes which illustrate a wide range of perspectives on complex topics in genetics and updated material on the latest research on disease-specific topics, this book serves as a valuable resource for students and working professionals alike. Full-color illustrations enhance and reinforce key concepts and themes * Chapters include interest boxes that focus on human health and disease, chapter-opening case studies, and concept statements to engage non-specialist readers.
  • As imaging technologies and approaches have evolved, the scope of certain imaging techniques has moved far beyond the production of purely illustrative images or appealing time-lapse movies to providing the scientist with a rich range of ways to measure and quantify the biological process and outcome of gene expression. In Imaging Gene Expression: Methods and Protocols, expert authors offer up-to-date approaches and protocols that scientists in the field have developed, which would benefit the broader scientific community. Divided in three convenient parts, this detailed book covers the output of a gene, namely the RNA molecules that are transcribed from the gene and the way by which these molecules can be tracked or quantified in fixed or living cells, protocols that focus on the gene, DNA, or chromatin, as well as a variety of ways by which nuclear processes intertwined with gene expression can be followed and quantified in living cells as well as approaches for studying several sub-nuclear structures found in eukaryotic cells. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective subjects, lists of materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and up-to-date, Imaging Gene Expression: Methods and Protocols will serve researchers working toward imaging in the context of complete organisms.
  • Immunomics reviews v. 2-, 2009-
  • Chapter 1. Evolution of innate and adaptive immunity / David Heber and Bharat B. Aggarwal -- chapter 2. Cellular mechanisms of cytokine activation / David Heber and Bharat B. Aggarwal -- chapter 3. Cellular lipids and inflammation / David Heber and Susanne Henning -- chapter 4. Biomarkers of inflammation and the Western diet / David Heber and Susanne Henning -- chapter 5. Phytochemicals and immune function / David Heber -- chapter 6. Genetic and environmental modifiers of immune function / David Heber -- chapter 7. Cancer and inflammation / David Heber -- chapter 8. Abdominal obesity : pathophysiology and related metabolic complications / Ana F.T.A. Junqueria and Caroline M. Apovian -- chapter 9. Type 2 diabetes and inflammation / Zhaoping Li and David Heber -- chapter 10. Heart disease and inflammation / Kaveh Daniel Navab -- chapter 11. Chronic kidney disease and inflammation / Karl J. Neff and Carel Le Roux -- chapter 12. Alzheimer's disease and inflammation / Stephen T. Chen and Gary W. Small -- chapter 13. Nutrition in autoimmunity : a focus on systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis / Maureen McMahon -- chapter 14. Asthma and inflammation / Andre Nel and David Heber -- chapter 15. Muscle and immune function / Anthony Thomas and David Heber -- chapter 16. Approaches to reducing abdominal obesity / Zhaoping Li and David Heber -- chapter 17. Barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption and practical strategies for increasing fruit and vegetable intake / Susan Bowerman -- chapter 18. Healthy fats and oils : balancing omega-3 and omega-6 acids in tissues / Bill Lands -- chapter 19. Spices and dietary supplements with anti-inflammatory activity / Bharat B. Aggarwal and David Heber.
  • Mutagenesis protocols in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by in vivo overlap extension / Mibuel Alcalde -- In vitro mutagenesis of Brucella species / Thomas A. Ficht, Jianwu Pei, and Melissa Kahl-McDonagh -- Random mutagenesis strategies for Campylobacter and Helicobacter species / Duncan J.H. Gaskin and Arnoud H.M. van Vliet -- Mutagenesis of the repeat regions of herpesviruses cloned as bacterial artificial chromosomes / Yuguang Zhao and Venugopal Nair -- An efficient protocol for VZV BAC-based mutagenesis / Zhen Zhang, Ying Huang, and Hua Zhu -- A method for rapid genetic integration into Plasmodium falciparum utilizing mycobacteriophage Bxb1 integrase / Sophie H. Adjalley, Marcus C.S. Lee, and David A. Fidock -- Random mutagenesis by error-prone PCR / Elizabeth O. McCullum ... [et al.] -- A rapid and versatile PCR-based site-directed mutagenesis protocol for generation of mutations along the entire length of a cloned cDNA / Vincent Dammai -- Rapid sequence scanning mutagenesis using in silico oligo design and the megaprimer PCR of whole plasmid method (MegaWhop) / Urich Krauss, Karl-Erich Jaeger, and Thorsten Eggert -- Insertion and deletion mutagenesis by overlap extension PCR / Jehan Lee ... [et al.] -- Targeted amplification of mutant strands for efficient site-directed mutagenesis and mutant screening / Lei Young and Qihan Dong -- A modified inverse PCR procedure for insertion, deletion, or replacement of a DNA fragment in a target sequence and its application in the ligand interaction scan method for generation of ligand-regulated proteins / Oran Erster and Moti Liscovitch -- Amplification of orthologous genes using degererate primers / Samya Chakravorty and jim O. Vigoreaux -- Computational evaluation of protein stability change upon mutations / Shuangye Yin, Feng Ding, and Nikolay V. Dokholyan -- Approaches for using animal models to identify loci that genetically interact with human disease-causing point mutations / Josef D. Franke -- Using peptide loop insertion mutagenesis for the evolution of proteins / Christian Heinis and Kai Johnsson -- Massive mutagenesis : high-throughput combinatorial site-directed mutagenesis / Julien Sylvestre -- Directed in vitro evolution of reporter genes based on semi-rational design and high-throughput screening / Ai-Sheng Xiong ... [et al.] -- Ribosome display for rapid protein evolution by consecutive rounds of mutation and selection / Hayato Yanagida, Tomoaki Matsuura, and Tetsuya Yomo -- Fine-tuning enzyme activity through saturation mutagenesis / Holly H. Hogrefe -- Characterization of structural determinants of type 1 corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) receptor signalling properties / Danijela Markovic and Dimitris K. Grammatopoulos -- Site-directed mutagenesis for improving biophysical properties of Vh domains / Mehdi Arbabi-Ghahroudi, Roger MacKenzie, and Jamshid Tanha -- Phenotype based functional gene screening using retrovirus-mediated gene trapping in quasi-haploid RAW 264.7 cells / Sung Ouk Kim and Soon-Duck Ha -- Site-directed disulfide cross-linking to probe conformational changes of a transporter during its functional cycle : Escherichia coli AcrB multidrug exporter as an example / Yumiko Takatsuka and Hiroshi Nikaido -- Site-specific incorporation of extra components into RNA by transcription using unnatural base pair systems / Michiko Kimoto and Ichiro Hirao -- Mutagen : a random mutagenesis method providing a complementary diversity generated by human error-prone DNA polymerases / Philippe Mondon ... [et al.] -- Random-scanning mutagenesis / Robert A. Smith -- Easy two-step method for randomizing and cloning gene fragments / Vivan Q. Zhang and Holly H. Hogrefe -- Random mutagenesis using a mutator strain / Ghazala Muteeb and Ranjan Sen -- En passant mutagenesis : a two step markerless red recombination system / B. Karsten Tischer, Gregory A. Smith, and Nikolaus Osterrieder.

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