May 2016: 8 new labs joining the community

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

Focus on Parasite Papers

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.

linked genes: Bma-srp-2
ParaSite: Bma-srp-2

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.

linked genes: Bma-srp-2
ParaSite: Bma-srp-2

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.

linked genes: cpi-2 , Bm5160 , Bm10669
ParaSite: Bm5160 , Bm10669

Focus on Parasite Papers

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.

Yadav S, Gupta S, Selvaraj C, Doharey PK, Verma A, Singh SK, Saxena JK. In silico and in vitro studies on the protein-protein interactions between Brugia malayi immunomodulatory protein calreticulin and human C1q. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 3;9(9):e106413.

linked genes: Bm6412
ParaSite: Bma6412

Galvin BD, Li Z, Villemaine E, Poole CB, Chapman MS, Pollastri MP, Wyatt PG, Carlow CK. A target repurposing approach identifies N-myristoyltransferase as a new candidate drug target in filarial nematodes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep 4;8(9):e3145.

linked genes: Bma-nmt-1 , nmt-1
ParaSite: Bma-nmt-1

Terry FE, Moise L, Martin RF, Torres M, Pilotte N, Williams SA, De Groot AS. Time for T? Immunoinformatics addresses vaccine design for neglected tropical and emerging infectious diseases. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2014 Sep 5:1-15.

linked genes: Bma-prdx-2
ParaSite: Bma-prdx-2