Matko Gluncic

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the differences in the NRT measures, behavioral measures, and their relationship between the group of congenitally deaf children operated in the first years of life and the group of children operated in the school age. METHODS The study included 40 congenitally deaf children with cochlear implants divided(More)
Identification of approximate tandem repeats is an important task of broad significance and still remains a challenging problem of computational genomics. Often there is no single best approach to periodicity detection and a combination of different methods may improve the prediction accuracy. Discrete Fourier transform (DFT) has been extensively used to(More)
Much attention has been devoted to identifying genomic patterns underlying the evolution of the human brain and its emergent advanced cognitive capabilities, which lie at the heart of differences distinguishing humans from chimpanzees, our closest living relatives. Here, we identify two particular intragene repeat structures of noncoding human DNA, spanning(More)
During metaphase, forces on kinetochores are exerted by k-fibres, bundles of microtubules that end at the kinetochore. Interestingly, non-kinetochore microtubules have been observed between sister kinetochores, but their function is unknown. Here we show by laser-cutting of a k-fibre in HeLa and PtK1 cells that a bundle of non-kinetochore microtubules,(More)
Higher order repeats (HORs) containing tandems of primary and secondary repeat units (head-to-tail "tandem within tandem pattern"), referred to as regular HORs, are typical for primate alpha satellite DNAs and most pronounced in human genome. Regular HORs are known to be a result of recent evolutionary processes. In non-primate genomes mostly so called(More)
Using our Key String Algorithm (KSA) to analyze Build 35.1 assembly we determined consensus alpha satellite higher-order repeats (HOR) and consensus distributions of CENP-B box and pJα motif in human chromosomes 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 19, and X. We determined new suprachromosomal family (SF) assignments: SF5 for 13mer (2211 bp), SF5 for 13mer (2214 bp),(More)
MOTIVATION GenBank data are at present lacking alpha satellite higher-order repeat (HOR) annotation. Furthermore, exact HOR consensus lengths have not been reported so far. Given the fast growth of sequence databases in the centromeric region, it is of increasing interest to have efficient tools for computational identification and analysis of HORs from(More)
Key string algorithm (KSA) could be viewed as robust computational generalization of restriction enzyme method. KSA enables robust and effective identification and structural analyzes of any given genomic sequences, like in the case of NCBI assembly for human genome. We have developed a method, using total frequency distribution of all r-bp key strings in(More)
AIM To use a novel computational approach, Key-string Algorithm (KSA), for the identification and analysis of arbitrarily large repetitive sequences and higher-order repeats (HORs) in noncoding DNA. This approach is based on the use of key string that plays a role of an arbitrarily constructed "computer enzyme". METHOD A cluster of novel KSA-related(More)
The centromeres remain "the final frontier" in unexplored segments of genome landscape in primate genomes, characterized by 2-5 Mb arrays of evolutionary rapidly evolving alpha satellite (AS) higher order repeats (HORs). Alpha satellites as specific noncoding sequences may be also significant in light of regulatory role of noncoding sequences. Using the(More)