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The homeless gene of Drosophila melanogaster encodes a member of the DE-H family of ATPase and RNA helicase proteins. Loss-of-function homeless mutations were previously found to cause female sterility with numerous defects in oogenesis, including improper formation of both the anterior-posterior and dorsal-ventral axes and failure to transport and localize(More)
Near-naked hairless (Hr(N)) is a semi-dominant, spontaneous mutation that was suggested by allelism testing to be allelic with mouse Hairless (Hr). Hr(N) mice differ from other Hr mutants in that hair loss appears as the postnatal coat begins to emerge, rather than as an inability to regrow hair after the first catagen and that the mutation displays(More)
Domestic broiler chickens rapidly accumulate adipose tissue due to intensive genetic selection for rapid growth and are naturally hyperglycemic and insulin resistant, making them an attractive addition to the suite of rodent models used for studies of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. Furthermore, chicken adipose tissue is considered as poorly(More)
Mapping of pairing sites involved in meiotic homolog disjunction in Drosophilahas led to conflicting hypotheses about the nature of such sites and the role of heterochromatin in meiotic pairing. In the female-specific distributive system, pairing regions appear to be exclusively heterochromatic and map to broad regions encompassing many different sequences.(More)
Children are directly exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) and other putative environmental obesogens through both diet and household products. The purpose of this study was to investigate sexand genetic-dependent effects of BPA consumption on traits relevant to obesity and Type 2 diabetes in juveniles, using mice as models. Two strains of mice (C57BL/6J and(More)
The distribution of meiotic pairing sites on a Drosophila melanogaster autosome was studied by characterizing patterns of prophase pairing and anaphase segregation in males heterozygous for a number of 2-Y transpositions, collectively coveringall of chromosome arm 2R and one-fourth of chromosome arm 2L. It was found that all transpositions involving(More)
Materials and methods We have developed a tool chain using novel graph algorithms to extract gene coexpression networks from microarray data. We highlight implementation of our tool chain to investigate the effects of in vivo low dose ionizing radiation treatments on mice. We are using systems genetics approach to investigate the biological effects of low(More)
Epidemiologic studies associate perinatal intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5n–3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n–3) with reduced adiposity in children, suggesting that these fatty acids may alter adipose tissue development. The objective of this study was to determine whether enriching the perinatal diet in EPA and DHA reduces fat deposition in(More)
The immune system plays a pivotal role in the susceptibility to and progression of a variety of diseases. Due to a strong genetic basis, heritable differences in immune function may contribute to differential disease susceptibility between individuals. Genetic reference populations, such as the BXD (C57BL/6J × DBA/2J) panel of recombinant inbred (RI) mouse(More)
Maternal intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5 n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 n-3) has been associated with reduced adiposity in children, suggesting the possibility to program adipose development through dietary fatty acids before birth. This study determined if enriching the maternal diet in fish oil, the primary source of EPA and DHA, affected(More)
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