Data from: Identifying the morphologic basis for radiomic features in distinguishing different Gleason grades of prostate cancer on MRI: preliminary findingsGregory Penzias, Asha Singanamalli, Robin Elliott, Jay Gollamudi, Natalie Shih, Michael Feldman, Phillip D. Stricker, Warick Delprado, Sarita Tiwari, Maret Böhm, Anne-Maree Haynes, Lee Ponsky, Pingfu Fu, Pallavi Tiwari, Satish Viswanath & Anant Madabhushi
Translation of radiomics into the clinic may require a more comprehensive understanding of the underlying morphologic tissue characteristics they reflect. In the context of prostate cancer (PCa), some studies have correlated gross histological measurements of gland lumen, epithelium, and nuclei with disease appearance on MRI. Quantitative histomorphometry (QH), like radiomics for radiologic images, is the computer based extraction of features for describing tumor morphology on digitized tissue images. In this work, we attempt to establish...
Chromosomal inversions often contribute to local adaptation across latitudinal clines, but the underlying selective mechanisms remain poorly understood. We and others have previously shown that a clinal inversion polymorphism in Drosophila melanogaster, In(3R)Payne, underpins body size clines along the North American and Australian east coasts. Here we ask whether this polymorphism also contributes to clinal variation in other fitness-related traits, namely survival traits (lifespan, survival upon starvation, and survival upon cold shock). We generated homokaryon...
Data from: Dietary challenges differentially affect activity and sleep/wake behavior in mus musculus: isolating independent associations with diet/energy balance and body weightIsaac J. Perron, Brendan T. Keenan, Karthikeyani Chellappa, Nicholas F. Lahens, Nicole Y. Yohn, Keith R. Shockley, Allan I. Pack, Sigrid C. Veasey & Nicole L. Yohn
Background and Aims: Associated with numerous metabolic and behavioral abnormalities, obesity is classified by metrics reliant on body weight (such as body mass index). However, overnutrition is the common cause of obesity, and may independently contribute to these obesity-related abnormalities. Here, we use dietary challenges to parse apart the relative influence of diet and/or energy balance from body weight on various metabolic and behavioral outcomes. Materials and Methods: Seventy male mice (mus musculus) were subjected...
Data from: Faster processing of moving compared to flashed bars in awake macaque V1 provides a neural correlate of the flash lag illusionManivannan Subramaniyan, Alexander S. Ecker, Saumil S. Patel, R. James Cotton, Matthias Bethge, Xaq Pitkow, Philipp Berens & Andreas S. Tolias
When the brain has determined the position of a moving object, due to anatomical and processing delays, the object will have already moved to a new location. Given the statistical regularities present in natural motion, the brain may have acquired compensatory mechanisms to minimize the mismatch between the perceived and the real position of moving objects. A well-known visual illusion — the flash lag effect — points towards such a possibility. Although many psychophysical models...
Data from: Spatiotemporal dynamics and genome-wide association analysis of desiccation tolerance in Drosophila melanogasterSubhash Rajpurohit, Eran Gefen, Alan O. Bergland, Dmitri A. Petrov, Allen G. Gibbs & Paul S. Schmidt
Water availability is a major environmental challenge to a variety of terrestrial organisms. In insects, desiccation tolerance varies predictably over spatial and temporal scales and is an important physiological determinant of fitness in natural populations. Here, we examine the dynamics of desiccation tolerance in North American populations of Drosophila melanogaster using: 1) natural populations sampled across latitudes and seasons; 2) experimental evolution in field mesocosms over seasonal time; 3) genome-wide associations to identify SNPs/genes associated...
Coordinated rhythmic movements are ubiquitous in animal behavior. In many organisms, chains of neural oscillators underlie the generation of these rhythms. In C. elegans, locomotor wave generation has been poorly understood; in particular, it is unclear where in the circuit rhythms are generated, and whether there exists more than one such generator. We used optogenetic and ablation experiments to probe the nature of rhythm generation in the locomotor circuit. We found that multiple sections of...
Data from: CHIIMP: an automated high-throughput microsatellite genotyping approach reveals greater allelic diversity in wild chimpanzeesHannah J. Barbian, Andrew J. Connell, Alexa N. Avitto, Ronnie M. Russell, Andrew G. Smith, Madhurima S. Gundlapally, Alexander L. Shazad, Yingying Li, Frederic Bibollet-Ruche, Emily E. Wroblewski, Deus Mjungu, Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf, Fiona A. Stewart, Alexander K. Piel, Anne E. Pusey, Paul M. Sharp, Beatrice H. Hahn & Andrew Jesse Connell
Short tandem repeats (STRs), also known as microsatellites, are commonly used to non-invasively genotype wild-living endangered species, including African apes. Until recently, capillary electrophoresis has been the method of choice to determine the length of polymorphic STR loci. However, this technique is labor intensive, difficult to compare across platforms, and notoriously imprecise. Here we developed a MiSeq-based approach and tested its performance using previously genotyped fecal samples from long-term studied chimpanzees in Gombe National Park,...
Mutation is fundamental to evolution, because it generates the genetic variation on which selection can act. In nature, genetic changes often increase the mutation rate in systems that range from viruses and bacteria to human tumors. Such an increase promotes the accumulation of frequent deleterious or neutral alleles, but it can also increase the chances that a population acquires rare beneficial alleles. Here, we study how up to 100-fold increases in Escherichia coli’s genomic mutation...
The current extinction and climate change crises pressure us to predict population dynamics with ever-greater accuracy. Although predictions rest on the well-advanced theory of age-structured populations, two key issues remain poorly-explored. Specifically, how the age-dependency in demographic rates and the year-to-year interactions between survival and fecundity affect stochastic population growth rates. We use inference, simulations, and mathematical derivations to explore how environmental perturbations determine population growth rates for populations with different age-specific demographic rates and...
Data from: Phenotypic correlation between queen and worker brood care supports the role of maternal care in the evolution of eusocialityJustin T. Walsh, Lisa Signorotti, Timothy A. Linksvayer & Patrizia D'Ettorre
Cooperative brood care by siblings, a defining feature of eusociality, is hypothesized to be evolutionarily derived from maternal care via shifts in the timing of the expression of genes underlying maternal care. If sibling and maternal care share a genetic basis, the two behaviors are expected to be genetically and phenotypically correlated. We tested this prediction in the black garden ant Lasius niger by quantifying the brood retrieval rate of queens and their first and...
Data from: Influenza hemagglutination-inhibition antibody titer as a mediator of vaccine-induced protection for influenza BBenjamin J. Cowling, Wey Wen Lim, Ranawaka A.P.M. Perera, Vicky J. Fang, Gabriel M. Leung, J.S. Malik Peiris, Eric J. Tchetgen Tchetgen, Eric J Tchetgen Tchetgen, Benjamin J Cowling, Ranawaka A P M Perera, Vicky J Fang, Gabriel M Leung & J S Malik Peiris
Background: The hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) assay is an established correlate of protection for the inactivated influenza vaccine, but the proportion of vaccine-induced protection that is mediated by the post-vaccination HAI titer has not been assessed. Methods: We used data from a randomized placebo-controlled trial of a split-virion inactivated influenza vaccine in children 6-17 years of age. Sera were collected before and 30 days after receipt of vaccination or placebo, and tested by the HAI assay...
Data from: Developmental shifts in social cognition: socio-emotional biases across the lifespan in rhesus monkeysAlexandra G. Rosati, Alyssa M. Arre, Michael L. Platt & Laurie R. Santos
Humans exhibit a suite of developmental changes in social cognition across the lifespan. To what extent are these developmental patterns unique? We first review several social domains in which humans undergo critical ontogenetic changes in socio-cognitive processing, including social attention and theory of mind. We then examine whether one human developmental transition—a shift in socioemotional preferences—also occurs in nonhuman primates. Specifically, we experimentally measured socioemotional processing in a large population of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)...
Data from: Assessment of plasma proteomics biomarker’s ability to distinguish benign from malignant lung nodulesGerard A. Silvestri, Nichole T. Tanner, Paul Kearney, Anil Vachani, Pierre P. Massion, Alexander Porter, Steven C. Springmeyer, Kenneth C. Fang, David Midthun, Peter J. Mazzone, D. Madtes, A. Vachani, J. Landis, A. Levesque, K. Rothe, M. Balaan, B. Dimitt, B. Fortin, N. Ettinger, A. Pierre, L. Yarmus, K. Oakjones-Burgess, N. Desai, Z. Hammoud, A. Sorenson … & F. Allison
Background: Lung nodules are a diagnostic challenge, with an estimated yearly incidence of 1.6 million in the United States. This study evaluated the accuracy of an integrated proteomic classifier in identifying benign nodules in patients with a pretest probability of cancer (pCA) ≤ 50%. Methods: A prospective, multicenter observational trial of 685 patients with 8- to 30-mm lung nodules was conducted. Multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry was used to measure the relative abundance of two...
Data from: Evolution of transmission mode in conditional mutualisms with spatial variation in symbiont qualityAlexandra Lynne Brown, Erol Akcay & Alexandra Brown
Many symbioses have costs and benefits to their hosts that vary with the environmental context, which itself may vary in space. The same symbiont may be a mutualist in one location and a parasite in another. Such spatially conditional mutualisms pose a dilemma for hosts, who might evolve (higher or lower) horizontal or vertical transmission to increase their chances of being infected only where the symbiont is beneficial. To determine how transmission in hosts might...
Data from: High-throughput sequencing of the T-cell receptor beta chain gene distinguishes two subgroups of cutaneous T-cell lymphomaJie Wang, Bryan Rea, Paul Haun, Ryan Emerson, Ilan Kirsch & Adam Bagg
HTS of the TCR beta chain distinguishes two subgroups of CTCLT-cell repertoire characterization data are provided herein as a supplement to: High-Throughput Sequencing of the T-cell receptor beta chain gene distinguishes two subgroups of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma By Jie Wang, MD, Bryan Rea, MD, Paul Haun, MD, Ryan Emerson, PhD, Ilan Kirsch, MD, and Adam Bagg, MD
Understanding the rate of evolutionary change and the genetic architecture that facilitates rapid adaptation is a current challenge in evolutionary biology. Comparative studies show that genes with immune function are among the most rapidly evolving genes across a range of taxa. Here, we use immune defence in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster to understand the rate of evolution in natural populations and the genetics underlying rapid change. We probed the immune system using the natural...
Data from: Despite high levels of expression in thymic epithelial cells, miR-181a1 and miR-181b1 are not required for thymic developmentHeather E. Stefanski, Yan Xing, Patricia A. Taylor, Stefano Maio, Jorge Henao-Meija, Adam Williams, Richard A. Flavell, Georg A. Hollander & Bruce R. Blazar
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to be key modulators of post-transcriptional gene silencing in many cellular processes. In previous studies designed to understand the role of miRNAs in thymic development, we globally deleted miRNA exclusively in thymic epithelial cells (TECs), which are critical in thymic selection. This resulted in the loss of stromal cells that instruct T cell lineage commitment and affect thymocyte positive selection, required for mature T cell development. Since murine miR-181 is...
Data from: Signals from the brain and olfactory epithelium control shaping of the mammalian nasal capsule cartilageMarketa Kaucka, Julian Petersen, Marketa Tesarova, Bara Szarowska, Maria Eleni Kastriti, Meng Xie, Anna Kicheva, Karl Annusver, Maria Kasper, Orsolya Symmons, Leslie Pan, Francois Spitz, Jozef Kaiser, Maria Hovorakova, Tomas Zikmund, Kazunori Sunadome, Michael P. Matise, Hui Wang, Ulrika Marklund, Hind Abdo, Patrik Ernfors, Pascal Maire, Maud Wurmser, Andrei S. Chagin, Kaj Fried … & Andrei S Chagin
Facial shape is the basis for facial recognition and categorization. Facial features reflect the underlying geometry of the skeletal structures. Here we reveal that cartilaginous nasal capsule (corresponding to upper jaw and face) is shaped by signals generated by neural structures: brain and olfactory epithelium. Brain-derived Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) enables the induction of nasal septum and posterior nasal capsule, whereas the formation of a capsule roof is controlled by signals from the olfactory epithelium. Unexpectedly,...
Directed Evolution of AAV for Efficient Gene Delivery to Canine and Primate Retina - Raw counts of variants from deep sequencingLeah Byrne, Timothy Day, Meike Visel, Deniz Dalkara, Valerie Dufour, Felipe Pompeo Marinho, William Merigan, Gustavo Aguirre, William Beltran, David Schaffer & John Flannery
Efficient AAV-mediated gene delivery remains a significant obstacle to effective retinal gene therapies. Here, we apply the process of directed evolution – guided by deep sequencing and followed by direct in vivo secondary selection of high-performing vectors with a GFP-barcoded library – to create AAV viral capsids with new capabilities to deliver genes to the outer retina in large animals. The resulting vectors resulted in efficient targeting of photoreceptors, bipolar cells, and RPE cells in...
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