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Sex-specific maternal programming of corticosteroid binding globulin by predator odour

Sameera Abuaish, Sophia Lavergne, Benjamin Hing, Sophie St-Cyr, Richard Spinieli, Rudy Boonstra & Patrick McGowan
Predation is a key organizing force in ecosystems. The threat of predation may act to program the endocrine hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis during development to prepare offspring for the environment they are likely to encounter. Such effects are typically investigated through measurement of corticosteroids (Cort). Corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG) plays a key role in regulating the bioavailability of Cort, with only free unbound Cort being biologically active. We investigated the effects of prenatal predator odour exposure (POE) in...

Describing biodiversity in the genomics era: Description of a new species of Nearctic Cynipidae gall wasp and its genome

Pedro Ferreira Pinto Brandão-Dias, Y. Miles Zhang, Stacy Pirro, Camila C Vinson, Kelly L Weinersmith, Anna KG Ward, Andrew Forbes & Scott P Egan
Gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) specializing on live oaks in the genus Quercus (subsection Virentes) are a relatively diverse and well-studied community with 14 species described to date, albeit with incomplete information on their biology, life history, and genetic structure. Incorporating an integrative taxonomic approach, we combine morphology, phenology, behavior, genetics, and genomics to describe a new species, Neuroterus valhalla sp. nov. The alternating generations of this species induce galls on the catkins and stem nodes...

Concentration of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in surficial freshwater sediments from a contaminated wastewater lagoon

Jessica M Ewald, Andrew M Awad, Andres Martinez, Keri C Hornbuckle, Jerald L Schnoor & Timothy E Mattes
We report the results of individual polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners in the surficial freshwater sediment from a wastewater lagoon located in Virginia (USA). PCB congeners were measured using tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) in multiple reaction monitoring mode (MRM), a method that provides a high-level selectivity and sensitivity for PCBs in complex environmental samples. The PCB concentrations (sum of 171 congeners or coeluting peaks) range from 6,340 to 12,700,000 ng/g dry weight (d.w.). PCB congener profile...

Concentrations of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in gas phases in air in Chicago, Il, USA in 2009

Andres Martinez, Andrew M Awad & Keri C Hornbuckle
We report the levels of airborne individual PCB concentrations of gas (XAD-2) phases from the City of Chicago in 2009. Twenty-seven locations were sampled for gas phases, where 141 gas phases were collected. One hundred and seventy-one individual or coeluting congener PCBs are reported. Final individual PCB congener concentrations, as well as ambient air temperature (K), and wind speed (m/s) are included.

Masses of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in particle phases in air in Chicago, Il, USA in 2009

Andres Martinez, Andrew M Awad & Keri C Hornbuckle
We report the levels of airborne individual PCB concentrations of particle phases from the City of Chicago in 2009. Seventeen locations were sampled for particle phases, where 46 particle phases were collected. One hundred and seventy-one individual or coeluting congener PCBs are reported. This dataset includes the sample mass for all 171 individual congeners for particle (QFF) phases, the deployment time and sampling flow.

Tree species of wet tropical forests differ in their tissue biochemistry and effects on soil carbon dynamics

Ann Russell, Rachel Marek & Daniel Olk
Given the hypothesized effects on soil organic matter (SOM) of polyphenols in plant tissues, differences among tree species in their biochemical composition could influence the turnover and accrual of SOM in various ways. The extent to which the biochemical composition of leaf and fine-root tissues differ among tropical tree species, and the effects on soil dynamics, are largely undocumented, however. We used cupric oxide analyses of plant tissues and soil in long-term, replicated, mono-dominant 15-yr-old...

Data from: Asexual freshwater snails make poor mate choice decisions

Maurine Neiman, Joseph Jalinsky & Sydney Stork
Once-useful traits that no longer contribute to fitness tend to decay over time. We address whether the expression of mating-related traits that increase the fitness of sexually reproducing individuals but are likely less useful or even costly to asexual counterparts seems to exhibit decay in the latter. Potamopyrgus antipodarum is a New Zealand freshwater snail characterized by repeated transitions from sexual to asexual reproduction. The frequent coexistence of sexual and asexual lineages makes P. antipodarum...

Statistical Study of Spatial Distribution and Polarization for Saturn Narrowband Emissions. Supplementary material: Event catalogue

Siyuan Wwwu, Shengyi Ye, Georg Fischer, Wang Jian, Minyi Long, J. Douglas Menietti, Baptiste Cecconi & William Kurth
This collection is contains the Saturn narrow band radio emission catalogue derived from Cassini RPWS data. The collection supplements: Wu et al. (2021), Statistical Study of Spatial Distribution and Polarization for Saturn Narrowband Emissions, submitted to ApJ.

Neonatal exposure to BPA, BDE-99, and PCB produces persistent changes in hepatic transcriptome associated with gut dysbiosis in adult mouse livers

Joe Lim, Moumita Dutta, Joseph Dempsey, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, James MacDonald, Theo Bammler, Cheryl Walker, Terrance Kavanagh, Haiwei Gu, Sridhar Mani & Julia Cui
Background. Recent evidence suggests that multigenic and complex environmentally modulated diseases result from early life exposure to toxicants at least partly via gut microbial influences. Environmental toxicants, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are breast milk-enriched persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and thus remain a continuing threat to human health despite being banned from production. Recent findings focused on the liver developmental reprogramming capabilities from neonatal BPA exposure; however, little is known on how...

Masses of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in gas phases in air in Chicago, Il, USA in 2009

Andres Martinez, Andrew M Awad & Keri C Hornbuckle
We report the levels of airborne individual PCB concentrations of gas phases from the City of Chicago in 2009. Twenty-seven locations were sampled for gas phases, where 141 gas phases were collected. One hundred and seventy-one individual or coeluting congener PCBs are reported. This dataset includes the sample mass for all 171 individual congeners for gas (XAD-2) phases, the deployment time and sampling flow.

Blank masses of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in gas phases in air in Chicago, Il, USA in 2009

Andres Martinez, Andrew M Awad & Keri C Hornbuckle
We report the levels of airborne individual PCB concentrations of gas phases from the City of Chicago in 2009. One hundred and seventy-one individual or coeluting congener PCBs are reported. Field blank masses for all 171 individual congeners for gas (XAD-2) phases are included here. The XAD-2 blank samples were not exposed or opened to the air at any time during the sampling period.

Additional file 1 of Transcriptional dynamics of transposable elements when converting fibroblast cells of Macaca mulatta to neuroepithelial stem cells

Dahai Liu, Li Liu, Kui Duan, Junqiang Guo, Shipeng Li, Zhigang Zhao, Xiaotuo Zhang, Nan Zhou & Yun Zheng
Additional file 1 Supplementary Table S1. The expression levels of 1627 dynamically expressed genes in the reprogramming procedure of rhesus monkey fibroblast cells toward neuroephithelia stem cells. Supplementary Table S2 to S17. The enriched GO terms of genes in Cluster G0 to G15 of Figure 1A, respectively. Supplementary Table S18. The expression levels of 495 dynamically expressed TEs in the reprogramming procedure of rhesus monkey fibroblast cells toward neuroephithelia stem cells. Supplementary Table S19. The...

MicroRNA quantitative RT-PCR analysis of CMT1A Plasma

John Svaren, Hongge Wang, Matthew Davison & Michael Shy
Objective: To determine if microRNA’s (miR) are elevated in the plasma of individuals affected by the inherited peripheral neuropathy Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, type 1A (CMT1A), miR profiling was employed to compare control and CMT1A plasma. Methods: We undertook a screen of CMT1A and control plasma samples to identify miRs that are elevated in CMT1A using a pilot screen of plasma miR by next generation sequencing, followed by validation of selected miRs by quantitative PCR, and correlation...

Silencing circular RNA circ_0054537 and upregulating microRNA-640 suppress malignant progression of renal cell carcinoma via regulating neuronal pentraxin-2 (NPTX2)

Long Pei, Xianqiang Lv, Gaopei Jia, Xiaoliang Tan, Ming Li & Aili Zhang
Hsa_circ_0054537 (circ_0054537) is a novel tumor-related circular RNA in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and we intended to ascertain its dysregulation and functions in RCC malignant progression, as well as the underlying mechanism via serving as competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA). In this research, using real-time quantitative PCR, we found circ_0054537 was upregulated in RCC tissues and cells, and distributed throughout the cytoplasm. Then, functional effects of circ_0054537 in RCC were detected using cell counting kit-8, transwell,...

Movements during sleep reveal the developmental emergence of a cerebellar-dependent internal model in motor thalamus

James Dooley, Greta Sokoloff & Mark Blumberg
With our eyes closed, we can track a limb’s moment-to-moment location in space. If this capacity relied on sensory feedback from the limb, we would always be a step behind because sensory feedback takes time: For the execution of rapid and precise movements, such lags are not tolerable. Nervous systems solve this problem by computing representations—or internal models—that mimic movements as they are happening, with the associated neural activity occurring after the motor command but...

Concentrations of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in particle phases in air in Chicago, Il, USA in 2009

Andres Martinez, Andrew M Awad & Keri C Hornbuckle
We report the levels of airborne individual PCB concentrations of particle (QFF) phases from the City of Chicago in 2009. Seventeen locations were sampled for particle phases, where 46 particle phases were collected. Total suspended particles (TSP) were also measured for the particle-phase samples. One hundred and seventy-one individual or coeluting congener PCBs are reported. Final individual PCB congener concentrations, as well as TSP are included.

Blank masses of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in particle phases in air in Chicago, Il, USA in 2009

Andres Martinez, Andrew M Awad & Keri C Hornbuckle
We report the levels of airborne individual PCB concentrations of particle phases from the City of Chicago in 2009. One hundred and seventy-one individual or coeluting congener PCBs are reported. Field blank masses for all 171 individual congeners for particle (QFF) phases are included here. The QFF blank samples were not exposed or opened to the air at any time during the sampling period.

Additional file 1 of Transcriptional dynamics of transposable elements when converting fibroblast cells of Macaca mulatta to neuroepithelial stem cells

Dahai Liu, Li Liu, Kui Duan, Junqiang Guo, Shipeng Li, Zhigang Zhao, Xiaotuo Zhang, Nan Zhou & Yun Zheng
Additional file 1 Supplementary Table S1. The expression levels of 1627 dynamically expressed genes in the reprogramming procedure of rhesus monkey fibroblast cells toward neuroephithelia stem cells. Supplementary Table S2 to S17. The enriched GO terms of genes in Cluster G0 to G15 of Figure 1A, respectively. Supplementary Table S18. The expression levels of 495 dynamically expressed TEs in the reprogramming procedure of rhesus monkey fibroblast cells toward neuroephithelia stem cells. Supplementary Table S19. The...

Silencing circular RNA circ_0054537 and upregulating microRNA-640 suppress malignant progression of renal cell carcinoma via regulating neuronal pentraxin-2 (NPTX2)

Long Pei, Xianqiang Lv, Gaopei Jia, Xiaoliang Tan, Ming Li & Aili Zhang
Hsa_circ_0054537 (circ_0054537) is a novel tumor-related circular RNA in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and we intended to ascertain its dysregulation and functions in RCC malignant progression, as well as the underlying mechanism via serving as competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA). In this research, using real-time quantitative PCR, we found circ_0054537 was upregulated in RCC tissues and cells, and distributed throughout the cytoplasm. Then, functional effects of circ_0054537 in RCC were detected using cell counting kit-8, transwell,...

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