WormBase requests that authors provide complete information about genetic entities such as strains, alleles, transgenes, etc., in published papers. Providing a clear list of the experimental genetic entities used, in the paper, along with complete information about them would make curating your paper easier and quicker, saving time and effort that curators spend in searching for such information and/or writing to authors. For example, if you use strains, please provide the complete list of strain names and their genotypes, including transgenes, markers and any additional components. Papers with incomplete information about genetic entities and reagents can only be partially curated or not curated at all, making valuable data about worm models of biology and disease unavailable to both the worm and biomedical research communities.
Check out the chapter ‘The Genetics of Axon Guidance and Axon Regeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans‘ from WormBook in GENETICS, by
8 new labs have registered with WormBase and the CGC. Please join us in welcoming these labs to the community!
|Alex Mendenhall||ARM||wam||University of Washington, Seattle, WA|
|Hiroaki Miki||CRB||dcr||Osaka University, Osaka, Japan||website|
|Megan Hwa Brewer||MHB||nna||Sydney Medical School, Concord, NSW, Australia|
|Suhong Xu||SHX||zju||Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China||website|
|Tamara Mikeladze-Dvali||TMD||mik||Biozentrum der LMU Mnchen, Planegg-Martinsried, Germany||website|
|Matt Crook||TWP||mxc||Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA|
|Anna K Allen||WDC||ana||Howard University, Washington, DC||website|
|Wolfgang Fischle||WFK||cbd||Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany||website|
One of the pioneer spirits of our field, Bob Edgar, has died. Bob started the Worm Breeder’s Gazette in 1975 and helped organize early worm meetings. He played an essential role in fostering the collegiality that has distinguished the C. elegans field. Read about him here.
For the upcoming WS246 release, a set of new papers have been added to the WormBase database. Some papers of interest to the parasite community are shown below.
Zang X, Atmadja AK, Gray P, Allen JE, Gray CA, Lawrence RA, Yazdanbakhsh M,
Maizels RM. The serpin secreted by Brugia malayi microfilariae, Bm-SPN-2, elicits strong, but short-lived, immune responses in mice and humans. J Immunol. 2000 Nov 1;165(9):5161-9.
Zang X, Yazdanbakhsh M, Jiang H, Kanost MR, Maizels RM. A novel serpin expressed by blood-borne microfilariae of the parasitic nematode Brugia malayi inhibits human neutrophil serine proteinases. Blood. 1999 Aug 15;94(4):1418-28.
Manoury B, Gregory WF, Maizels RM, Watts C. Bm-CPI-2, a cystatin homolog secreted by the filarial parasite Brugia malayi, inhibits class II MHC-restricted antigen processing. Curr Biol. 2001 Mar 20;11(6):447-51.