Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates (open access)

Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates

This article describes the use of three members of the human NEET protein family (CISD1, mitoNEET; CISD2, NAF-1 or Miner 1; and CISD3, Miner2) as guides to conduct a phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins and their evolution.
Date: February 16, 2017
Creator: Inupakutika, Madhuri A.; Sengupta, Soham; Nechushtai, Rachel; Jennings, Patricia A.; Onuchic, JoseĢ N.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Interactions between mitoNEET and NAF-1 in cells (open access)

Interactions between mitoNEET and NAF-1 in cells

This article uses yeast two-hybrid to demonstrate through vivo bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC), direct coupling analysis (DCA), RNA-sequencing, ROS and iron imaging, and single and double shRNA lines with suppressed mNT, NAF-1 and mNT/NAF-1 expression, that mNT and NAF-1 directly interact in mammalian cells and could function in the same cellular pathway.
Date: April 20, 2017
Creator: Karmi, Ola; Holt, Sarah H.; Song, Luhua; Tamir, Sagi; Luo, Yuting; Bai, Fang et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains (open access)

Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains

This article predicts that marine-derived bacteria should inhibit Vibrio pathogens and may be a source of unique antibiotic compounds.
Date: March 10, 2017
Creator: Burks, David J.; Norris, Stephen; Kauffman, Kathryn M.; Joy, Abigail; Arevalo, Philip; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Deciphering pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance islands in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomes (open access)

Deciphering pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance islands in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomes

This article explores the use of an information-entropy-based gene clustering method for genomic island detection in MRSA.
Date: November 16, 2017
Creator: Jani, Mehul; Sengupta, Soham; Hu, Kelsey & Azad, Rajeev K.
System: The UNT Digital Library