Call to authors: provide complete information about genetic entities and reagents

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.

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