Research Article

Related GMR Articles

08/16/2011
Invasive species; Microsatellite; Polymorphism; Pseudorasbora parva

The Asiatic topmouth gudgeon, Pseudorasbora parva, is recognized as one of the most invasive fish species in many countries outside of Asia. We isolated and characterized 19 microsatellite loci from P. parva. The polymorphism of these 19 loci was tested on 40 individuals of P. parva sampled from a wild population located in Ezhou, Hubei province of China. The ... more

C. Zeng; Y. Gul; K. Yang; L. Cui; W.M. Wang; Z.X. Gao
08/05/2011
Bipolar disorder; Polymorphism; RELN; Schizophrenia

Reelin is an extracellular signaling protein that plays an important role in the development of the central nervous system. Post-mortem studies have shown lower reelin protein levels in the brains of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder compared with controls. Genetic studies have also shown that mutations in the reelin gene (RELN) increase the risk for schizophrenia ... more

W.J. Kuang; R.F. Sun; Y.S. Zhu; S.B. Li
07/19/2011
5' Anchored PCR; Larimichthys polyactis; Microsatellite markers; Polymorphism; Redlip croaker

Larimichthys polyactis is a commercially important marine fish species in southeast Asia. The population crashed due to overfishing in the 1970s, but has since recovered. We developed 13 novel polymorphic microsatellite markers in L. polyactis using 5' anchored PCR. The characteristics of these loci were estimated by analyzing a sample of 30 individuals. A total of 74 ... more

C.Y. Ma; H.Y. Ma; L.B. Ma
06/21/2011
Colorectal cancer; Kashmir; MTHFR; Polymorphism; Restriction digestion; RFLP

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a critical enzyme in folate metabolism and is involved in DNA synthesis, DNA repair and DNA methylation. The two common functional polymorphisms of MTHFR, 677 C→T and 1298 A→C, have been shown to impact various diseases, including cancer. The 677 C→T polymorphism has been widely investigated in different cancers and has been ... more

A.S. Sameer; Z.A. Shah; S. Nissar; S. Mudassar; M.A. Siddiqi
06/14/2011
Astrocytoma; Glioblastoma; Polymorphism; XRCC1

XRCC genes (X-ray cross-complementing group) were discovered mainly for their roles in protecting mammalian cells against damage caused by ionizing radiation. Studies determined that these genes are important in the genetic stability of DNA. Although the loss of some of these genes does not necessarily confer high levels of sensitivity to radiation, they have been found to represent ... more

A.C. Custódio; L.O. Almeida; G.R. Pinto; M.J. Santos; J.R.W. Almeida; C.A. Clara; J.A. Rey; C. Casartelli
05/10/2011
Oxidative stress; Polymorphism; Sickle cell anemia; Superoxide dismutase

Oxidative stress may be contributory to the pathophy­siology of the abnormalities that underlie the clinical course of sickle cell anemia. We looked for a possible genetic association between the functional polymorphism Ala-9Val in the human Mn-SOD gene and sickle cell anemia. One hundred and twenty-seven patients with sickle cell anemia and 127 healthy controls were recruited into the ... more

S. Sogut; Z. Yonden; H. Kaya; S. Oktar; M. Tutanc; H.R. Yilmaz; A. Yigit; N. Ozcelik; E. Gali
05/10/2011
Coronary artery disease; Cox-2 (-765G > C); Diabetes mellitus; IL-6; Polymorphism

Coronary artery disease is one of the leading causes of mortality and diabetes mellitus is one of its main risk factors due to microvascular and macrovascular complications, such as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is now known to be an inflammatory process mediated by prostaglandins and several interleukins. As both are important in inflammatory processes, we examined Cox-2 (-765G > C ... more

K.K. Ol; B. Agachan; U. Gormus; B. Toptas; T. Isbir
05/03/2011
Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein; Gene expression; Longissimus dorsi; meat quality; Pigs; Polymorphism

Recent attention in pig breeding programs has focused on the improvement of pork quality in response to increasing consumer demands. Compared to the fatty-type Northeastern Indigenous (Chinese) breed of pigs, the lean-type Large White has lower intramuscular fat and inferior eating quality from the perspective of the Chinese consumer. In order to investigate the molecular basis of ... more

Y. Gao; Y.H. Zhang; H. Jiang; S.Q. Xiao; S. Wang; Q. Ma; G.J. Sun; F.J. Li; Q. Deng; L.S. Dai; Z.H. Zhao; X.S. Cui; S.M. Zhang; D.F. Liu; J.B. Zhang
04/26/2011
Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Dystrophin gene; Han population genetics; Microsatellite; Polymorphism

To look for novel microsatellites in the dystrophin gene for the diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, candidate microsatellite sites in the dystrophin gene were analyzed with the SSRHunter software and were also genotyped. Among the 15 candidate microsatellite sites, three novel microsatellite sites in the 60th, 30th, and 2nd intron were found to have a high degree of polymorphism. ... more

R.F. Sun; Y.S. Zhu; J.L. Feng; Z. Tian; W.J. Kuang; Y. Liu; H.B. Zhang; S.B. Li
03/15/2011
Beetle; Brontispa longissima; Microsatellite markers; Polymorphism

Brontispa longissima is one of the most serious insect pests of coconut in Southeast Asia; it was first discovered on Hainan Island in June 2002. Despite the economic risk associated with this pest, genetic aspects of the invasion process have remained relatively unexplored. Using microsatellite markers, we investigated the population structure, genetic variability and pattern of ... more

C.L. Ma; H.L. Wu; H.Y. Hu; X. Wu; G.C. Ma; Y.G. Fu; Z.Q. Peng

Pages