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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/10/2016

Identification of large disjoint motifs in biological networks. Author information: Elhesha R1, Kahveci T2. 1CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr, Gainesville, Florida, 32611, USA. relhesha@cise.ufl.edu. 2CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr,...
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UF Health– UF Genetics Institute member contributes to novel Alzheimer’s discovery

Two University of Florida Health researchers have made a discovery that could provide a novel way to target the brain deterioration associated with amyloid plaque build-up in Alzheimer’s disease. Diego Rincon-Limas, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of neurology and...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/03/2016

Genome-wide association study identifies pharmacogenomic loci linked with specific antihypertensive drug treatment and new-onset diabetes. Author information: Chang SW1, McDonough CW1, Gong Y1, Johnson TA2, Tsunoda T2,3, Gamazon ER4, Perera MA5, Takahashi A6, Tanaka T7, Kubo M8,...
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UFGI toxicology researchers included in special issue of comparative physiology journal

Two University of Florida Genetics Institute members had several papers published in a special issue of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. The issue highlighted applications for genomics and proteomics in the fields of physiology and...
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UF/IFAS: UF/IFAS researcher: Insects increase metabolism to adapt to dramatic weather change

A recent study led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher found that an insect has evolved metabolically in response to an increase in weather cold snaps. Daniel Hahn, an associate professor in the entomology and nematology department at...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/26/2016

Growth substrates and caleosin-mediated functions affect conidial virulence in the insect pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. Author information: Ortiz-Urquiza A1, Fan Y2, Garrett T3, Keyhani NO4. 1Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville,...
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Settles lab publishes study about parent-of-origin effect loci in maize

Mutations are nothing new in genetics. But what does it mean when irregularities are standard operating procedure? UF Genetics Institute member Mark Settles, PhD, professor in the department of horticultural sciences, addresses the issue of genetic irregularities as they occur in...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/19/2016

DOCP-Salt Treatment Leads to Non-dipping Hypertension in Per1 Knockout Mice. Author information: Solocinski K1,2, Holzworth M1, Wen X1, Cheng KY1, Lynch IJ1,3, Cain BD2, Wingo CS1,3, Gumz ML4,5,6. 1Department of Medicine, University of Florida. 2Department of Biochemistry and...
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WUFT– For disease therapies, UFGI researcher inducted to hall of fame

Doctors told George Fox that his son, Phoenix, wouldn’t live into his teenage years. But Phoenix — who has Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy that has made him reliant on a ventilator to breathe and other people for mobility — has persevered thanks to a gene-therapy...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/12/2016

Na2CO3-responsive mechanisms in halophyte Puccinellia tenuiflora roots revealed by physiological and proteomic analyses. Author information: Zhao Q1,2, Suo J2, Chen S3, Jin Y2, Ma X2, Yin Z2, Zhang Y1, Wang T4, Luo J5, Jin W5, Zhang X4, Zhou Z1, Dai S1,2. 1Key Laboratory of...
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