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Data from: Characterization of a novel fusion gene EML4-NTRK3 in a case of recurrent congenital fibrosarcoma

Sarah Tannenbaum-Dvir, Julia L. Glade Bender, Alanna J. Church, Katherine A. Janeway, Marian H. Harris, Mahesh M. Mansukhani, Peter L. Nagy, Stuart J. Andrews, Vundavalli V. Murty, Angela Kadenhe-Chiweshe, Eileen P. Connolly, Andrew L. Kung & Filemon S. Dela Cruz
We describe the clinical course of a recurrent case of congenital fibrosarcoma diagnosed in a 9-mo-old boy with a history of hemimelia. Following complete surgical resection of the primary tumor, the patient subsequently presented with bulky bilateral pulmonary metastases 6 mo following surgery. Molecular characterization of the tumor revealed the absence of the prototypical ETV6-NTRK3 translocation. However, tumor characterization incorporating cytogenetic, array comparative genomic hybridization, and RNA sequencing analyses, revealed a somatic t(2;15)(2p21;15q25) translocation resulting...

Data from: Investigation of parallel radiofrequency transmission for the reduction of heating in long conductive leads in 3 tesla magnetic resonance imaging

Clare E. McElcheran, Benson Yang, Laleh Golenstani-Rad & Simon J. Graham
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is increasingly used to treat a variety of brain diseases by sending electrical impulses to deep brain nuclei through long, electrically conductive leads. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of patients pre- and post-implantation is desirable to target and position the implant, to evaluate possible side-effects and to examine DBS patients who have other health conditions. Although MRI is the preferred modality for pre-operative planning, MRI post-implantation is limited due to the risk...

Data from: Genomic DNA transposition induced by human PGBD5

Anton G. Henssen, Elizabeth Henaff, Eileen Jiang, Amy R. Eisenberg, Julianne R. Carson, Camila M. Villasante, Mondira Ray, Eric Still, Melissa Burns, Jorge Gandara, Cedric Feschotte, Christopher E. Mason & Alex Kentsis
Transposons are mobile genetic elements that are found in nearly all organisms, including humans. Mobilization of DNA transposons by transposase enzymes can cause genomic rearrangements, but our knowledge of human genes derived from transposases is limited. In this study, we find that the protein encoded by human PGBD5, the most evolutionarily conserved transposable element-derived gene in vertebrates, can induce stereotypical cut-and-paste DNA transposition in human cells. Genomic integration activity of PGBD5 requires distinct aspartic acid...

Data from: Population genomic datasets describing the post-vaccine evolutionary epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Nicholas J. Croucher, Jonathan A. Finkelstein, Steven I. Pelton, Julian Parkhill, Stephen D. Bentley, William P. Hanage & Marc Lipsitch
Streptococcus pneumoniae is common nasopharyngeal commensal bacterium and important human pathogen. Vaccines against a subset of pneumococcal antigenic diversity have reduced rates of disease, without changing the frequency of asymptomatic carriage, through altering the bacterial population structure. These changes can be studied in detail through using genome sequencing to characterise systematically-sampled collections of carried S. pneumoniae. This dataset consists of 616 annotated draft genomes of isolates collected from children during routine visits to primary care...

Data from: Pseudomonas syringae enhances herbivory by suppressing the reactive oxygen burst in Arabidopsis

Simon C. Groen, Parris T. Humphrey, Daniela Chevasco, Frederick M. Ausubel, Naomi E. Pierce & Noah K. Whiteman
Plant-herbivore interactions have evolved in the presence of plant-colonizing microbes. These microbes can have important third-party effects on herbivore ecology, as exemplified by drosophilid flies that evolved from ancestors feeding on plant-associated microbes. Leaf-mining flies in the genus Scaptomyza, which is nested within the paraphyletic genus Drosophila, show strong associations with bacteria in the genus Pseudomonas, including Pseudomonas syringae. Adult females are capable of vectoring these bacteria between plants and larvae show a preference for...

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