4 Works

Parasitization of bats by bat flies (Streblidae) in fragmented habitats

Thomas Hiller, Stefan Dominik Brändel, Benjamin Honner, Rachel A. Page & Marco Tschapka
Parasites represent a large fraction of the world’s biodiversity. They control host population sizes and contribute to ecosystem functioning. However, surveys on species diversity rarely include parasitic species. Bats often present traits favoring parasite diversity, such as large home ranges, long life spans, and large colonies. The most conspicuous bat parasites are the highly host specific, blood-sucking bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae, Nycteribiidae). Recent studies have found a direct effect of habitat alteration on the abundance...

Data from: Mitotic chromosome binding predicts transcription factor properties in interphase

Mahé Raccaud, Elias T. Friman, Andrea B. Alber, Harsha Agarwal, Cédric Deluz, Timo Kuhn, J. Christof M. Gebhardt & David M. Suter
Mammalian transcription factors (TFs) differ broadly in their nuclear mobility and sequence-specific/non-specific DNA binding. How these properties affect their ability to occupy specific genomic sites and modify the epigenetic landscape is unclear. The association of TFs with mitotic chromosomes observed by fluorescence microscopy is largely mediated by non-specific DNA interactions and differs broadly between TFs. Here we combine quantitative measurements of mitotic chromosome binding (MCB) of 501 TFs, TF mobility measurements by fluorescence recovery after...

Data from: Frequency and characteristics of MODY 1 (HNF4A mutation) and MODY 5 (HNF1B mutation) - Analysis from the DPV database

Katharina Warncke, Sebastian Kummer, Klemens Raile, Jürgen Grulich-Henn, Joachim Woelfle, Elisabeth Steichen, Nicole Prinz & Reinhard W. Holl
Objective. To characterize initial presentation and clinical course of patients with hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF) 4A- and HNF1B-MODY in a multinational registry. Design, setting and participants. Within the Diabetes Patienten Verlaufsdokumentation (DPV) registry, 44 patients with HNF4A- and 35 patients with HNF1B-MODY were characterized and compared with patients < 20years old with type 1 diabetes (T1D)/type 2 diabetes (T2D). Main outcome measure. Clinical and laboratory parameters, therapy, metabolic control, and extrapancreatic symptoms in patients with...

Contrasting impacts of a novel specialist vector on multi-host viral pathogen epidemiology in wild and managed bees

Robyn Manley, Ben Temperton, Mike Boots & Wilfert Lena
Typically pathogens infect multiple host species. Such multi-host pathogens can show considerable variation in their degree of infection and transmission specificity, which has important implications for potential disease emergence. Transmission of multi-host pathogens can be driven by key host species and changes in such transmission networks can lead to disease emergence. We study two viruses that show contrasting patterns of prevalence and specificity in managed honeybees and wild bumblebees, black queen cell virus (BQCV) and...

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  • 2019

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  • University of Ulm
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Technical University Munich
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Heidelberg University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Bonn
  • German Center for Diabetes Research
  • University of Innsbruck