Genetics

Genetics is the branch of science concerned with genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms. It seeks to understand the process of trait inheritance from parents to offspring, including the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behaviour in the context of a cell or organism (e.g. dominance and epigenetics), gene distribution, and variation and change in populations.

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    PurR acts as transcriptional repressor of purine biosynthesis genes in some bacterial species. Here, the authors show that purR mutations can arise in Staphylococcus aureus upon exposure to stress, leading to upregulation of fibronectin-binding proteins and increased virulence.

    • Mariya I. Goncheva
    • , Ronald S. Flannagan
    • , Brigid E. Sterling
    • , Holly A. Laakso
    • , Nancy C. Friedrich
    • , Julienne C. Kaiser
    • , David W. Watson
    • , Christy H. Wilson
    • , Jessica R. Sheldon
    • , Martin J. McGavin
    • , Patti K. Kiser
    •  & David E. Heinrichs
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    Eriel Martínez et al. report that the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa can convert oleic acids into oxylipins for use in cell-cell communication. This quorum sensing system is regulated by the bacterial protein called oxylipin-dependent diol synthase regulator OdsR.

    • Eriel Martínez
    • , Rachael K. Cosnahan
    • , Mousheng Wu
    • , Shiva. K. Gadila
    • , Eric B. Quick
    • , James A. Mobley
    •  & Javier Campos-Gómez
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    FXR1P is a RNA binding protein involved in muscle development. Here, the authors show that mutations in FXR1 exon 15, which is alternatively spliced in muscle, cause multi-minicore myopathy in humans and in mouse models.

    • María Cristina Estañ
    • , Elisa Fernández-Núñez
    • , Maha S. Zaki
    • , María Isabel Esteban
    • , Sandra Donkervoort
    • , Cynthia Hawkins
    • , José A. Caparros-Martin
    • , Dimah Saade
    • , Ying Hu
    • , Véronique Bolduc
    • , Katherine Ru-Yui Chao
    • , Julián Nevado
    • , Ana Lamuedra
    • , Raquel Largo
    • , Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont
    • , Javier Regadera
    • , Concepción Hernandez-Chico
    • , Eduardo F. Tizzano
    • , Victor Martinez-Glez
    • , Jaime J. Carvajal
    • , Ruiting Zong
    • , David L. Nelson
    • , Ghada A. Otaify
    • , Samia Temtamy
    • , Mona Aglan
    • , Mahmoud Issa
    • , Carsten G. Bönnemann
    • , Pablo Lapunzina
    • , Grace Yoon
    •  & Victor L. Ruiz-Perez

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