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Gibbon genome (Nleu3.0) custom gene annotation file

Mariam Okhovat, Kimberly A. Nevonen, Brett A. Davis, Pryce Michener, Samantha Ward, Mark Milhaven, Lana Harshman, Ajuni Sohota, Jason D. Fernandes, Sofie R. Salama, Rachel J. O'Neill, Nadav Ahituv, Krishna R. Veeramah & Lucia Carbone
Co-option of transposable elements (TEs) to become part of existing or new enhancers is an important mechanism for evolution of gene regulation. However, contributions of lineage-specific TE insertions to recent regulatory adaptations remain poorly understood. Gibbons present a suitable model to study these contributions as they have evolved a lineage-specific TE called LAVA, which is still active in the gibbon genome. The LAVA retrotransposon is thought to have played a role in the emergence of...

The Thr92Ala-DIO2 polymorphism affects outcomes in LT4-treated women

Sarah Peterson, Tatiana Fonseca, Kathryn Schuff, Elizabeth McAninch, Antonio Bianco & Mary Samuels
Context: The Thr92Ala-DIO2 polymorphism may affect hypothyroid patients’ responses to levothyroxine (LT4) treatment. Objective: To study whether the Thr92Ala-DIO2 polymorphism affects hypothyroid patients’ responses to levothyroxine (LT4) treatment. Design: Secondary analysis of a randomized intervention study. Setting: Primary care center. Patients or Other Participants: 109 hypothyroid women aged 21-70 years with normal TSH levels grouped in homozygous Thr92-DIO2 (THR; n=39) and homozygous Ala92-DIO2 plus heterozygous (ALA; n=70) groups. Intervention: Change in LT4 dose. Main Outcome...

Data from: Leptin increases sympathetic nerve activity via induction of its own receptor in the paraventricular nucleus

Virginia Brooks, Zhigang Shi, Nicole Pelletier, Jennifer Wong, Baoxin Li, Andrei Sdrulla, Christopher Madden & Daniel Marks
Whether leptin acts in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) to increase sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) is unclear, since PVN leptin receptors (LepR) are sparse. We show in rats that PVN leptin slowly increases SNA to muscle and brown adipose tissue, because it induces the expression of its own receptor and synergizes with local glutamatergic neurons. PVN LepR are not expressed in astroglia and rarely in microglia; instead, glutamatergic neurons express LepR, some of which project to...

Identification of an inhibitory neuron subtype, the L-stellate cells of the cochlear nucleus

Tenzin Ngodup, Gabriel Romero & Laurence Trussell
Auditory processing depends upon inhibitory signaling by interneurons, even at its earliest stages in the ventral cochlear nucleus (VCN). Remarkably, to date only a single subtype of inhibitory neuron has been documented in the VCN, a projection neuron termed the D-stellate cell. With the use of a transgenic mouse line, optical clearing and imaging techniques, combined with electrophysiological tools, we revealed a population of glycinergic cells in the VCN distinct from the D-stellate cell. These...

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  • Oregon Health & Science University
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