WS249: Parasite Papers I

For the upcoming WS249 release, a set of new papers have been added to the WormBase database. Some papers of interest to the parasite community are shown below.

Winter AD, Weir W, Hunt M, Berriman M, Gilleard JS, Devaney E, Britton C.Diversity in parasitic nematode genomes: the microRNAs of Brugia pahangi and Haemonchus contortus are largely novel. BMC Genomics. 2012 Jan 4;13:4.

miRNA genes are referenced from the WBPaper00040579 entry.

Winter AD, Gillan V, Maitland K, Emes RD, Roberts B, McCormack G, Weir W, Protasio AV, Holroyd N, Berriman M, Britton C, Devaney E. A novel member of the let-7 microRNA family is associated with developmental transitions in filarial nematode parasites. BMC Genomics. 2015 Apr 22;16(1):331.

referenced genes: let-7, Bm6643, Bm5914, Bma-tag-97, Bma-mir-5364

Cinkornpumin JK, Wisidagama DR, Rapoport V, Go JL, Dieterich C, Wang X, Sommer RJ, Hong RL. A host beetle pheromone regulates development and behavior in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus. Elife. 2014 Oct 15;3

referenced genes: C06G1.1, Ppa-obi-1, CBG16343, CRE27642, CJA06526, Bm2019

WormBase HUBs

As shown during the WormBase Workshops of the International Worm Meeting 2015 at UCLA:

(Slides/Notes of the WormBase ParaSite / HUBs section)

To enable use of up to date data on external sites, WormBase is providing with each release (starting with WS248), selected annotations and comparative tracks as assembly hubs.

there are currently two types of hubs,

the UCSC version:

and a version compatible with Ensembl Genomes (future WormBase ParaSite , Ensembl and BioDalliance releases)

(production HUBs are in synch with the current live WormBase release)

Introductory chapter added to WormBook

Dear WormBook reader,

We are very happy to announce that A Transparent Window into Biology: A Primer on Caenorhabditis elegans, by Ann Corsi, Bruce Wightman, and Marty Chalfie, has just been added to WormBook as a co-publication with GENETICS. This concise and comprehensive review, which serves as an introductory chapter to WormBook, discusses the basic biology, genetics, anatomy, genomics, ecology, and evolution of C. elegans. Key discoveries resulting from research using this organism are described, as is the strong collaborative nature of the worm community. We expect this introduction to provide an invaluable resource for students and others new to C. elegans research and literature.

We thank Tracey DePellegrin, Ruth Isaacson, and Elizabeth De Stasio of GENETICS for their dedication to this collaboration, as well as Editor-in-Chief Mark Johnston for his support of the project.

Please proceed to read this new chapter and others on nematode biology at http://www.wormbook.org/. If you have any comments or suggestions, please submit them via the Feedback page on wormbook.org.

Jane

Nuclear receptor chapter updated in WormBook

Nuclear receptor signal transduction in C. elegans, by Adam Antebi, has just been published in the Signal transduction section of WormBook. This chapter updates his 2006 chapter, Nuclear hormone receptors in C. elegans. The updated chapter discusses the role of nuclear receptors as regulators of life history, cell fate, and organogenesis, and their function in nutrient sensing, metabolism and energy homeostasis.

Please proceed to read this new chapter and others on nematode biology at http://www.wormbook.org/. If you have any comments or suggestions, please submit them via the Feedback page on wormbook.org.

Thank you for your interest in WormBook.

Jane

WS248: Parasite Papers II

For the upcoming WS248 release, a set of new papers have been added to the WormBase database. Some papers of interest to the parasite community are shown below.

Doharey PK, Suthar MK, Verma A, Kumar V, Yadav S, Balaramnavar VM, Rathaur S, Saxena AK, Siddiqi MI, Saxena JK. Molecular cloning and characterization of Brugia malayi thymidylate kinase. Acta Trop. 2014 May;133:83-92. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.02.003. Epub 2014 Feb 17.

genes referred to: Bm5401

Singh VK, Doharey PK, Kumar V, Saxena JK, Siddiqi MI, Rathaur S, Narender T.
Synthesis, molecular docking and Brugia malayi thymidylate kinase (BmTMK) enzyme inhibition study of novel derivatives of [6]-shogaol. Eur J Med Chem. 2015 Mar 26;93:74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2015.01.035. Epub 2015 Jan 20.

genes referred to: Bm5401

Bulman CA, Bidlow CM, Lustigman S, Cho-Ngwa F, Williams D, Rascón AA Jr, Tricoche N, Samje M, Bell A, Suzuki B, Lim KC, Supakorndej N, Supakorndej P, Wolfe AR, Knudsen GM, Chen S, Wilson C, Ang KH, Arkin M, Gut J, Franklin C,
Marcellino C, McKerrow JH, Debnath A, Sakanari JA. Repurposing auranofin as a lead candidate for treatment of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Feb 20;9(2):e0003534. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003534. eCollection 2015 Feb.

genes referred to: Bma-trxr-1