Catalogo Articoli (Spogli Riviste)

OPAC HELP

Titolo:
Trans-spliced leader RNA, 5S-rRNA genes and novel variant orphan spliced-leader of the lymphatic filarial nematode Wuchereria bancrofti, and a sensitive polymerase chain reaction based detection assay
Autore:
Dassanayake, RS; Chandrasekharan, NV; Karunanayake, EH;
Indirizzi:
Univ Colombo, Fac Med, Dept Biochem & Mol Biol, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka Univ Colombo Colombo Sri Lanka 8 iochem & Mol Biol, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
Titolo Testata:
GENE
fascicolo: 1-2, volume: 269, anno: 2001,
pagine: 185 - 193
SICI:
0378-1119(20010516)269:1-2<185:TLR5GA>2.0.ZU;2-2
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CAENORHABDITIS-ELEGANS; MESSENGER-RNAS; PARASITIC NEMATODE; RIBOSOMAL-RNA; BRUGIA-MALAYI; SEQUENCE; IDENTIFICATION; TRANSCRIPTION; EXON;
Keywords:
Wuchereria bancrofti; SL RNA; 5S-rRNA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Karunanayake, EH Univ Colombo, Fac Med, Dept Biochem & Mol Biol, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka Univ Colombo Colombo Sri Lanka 8 , Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
Citazione:
R.S. Dassanayake et al., "Trans-spliced leader RNA, 5S-rRNA genes and novel variant orphan spliced-leader of the lymphatic filarial nematode Wuchereria bancrofti, and a sensitive polymerase chain reaction based detection assay", GENE, 269(1-2), 2001, pp. 185-193

Abstract

A genomic library of Wuchereria bancrofti was examined for the presence ofthe 22 nucleotide spliced leader (SL) which plays a vital role in the maturation of the 5' end of certain mRNAs through the addition of a small spliced leader (SL) exon and also in the generation of monocistronic mRNA from initial polycistronic transcripts in nematodes. Here, we report the characterization of three SL RNA genes (SLG1, SLG2 and SLG3), an internal copy of anovel variant SL1 sequence (SL1v) with 23 nucleotides within an open reading frame of 75 amino acid residues of an unknown gene and two 5S-rRNA genes(5SR2 and 5SR3) from two genomic clones (TZP/11, TZP/91) of W. bancrofti. Our results revealed that the genes for the spliced leader RNA of W. bancrofti (SL RNA) is reiterated within the SS-rRNA gene cluster and are in the same orientation. The genes SLG1, SLG2 and SLG3 were identical in nucleotidesequence except for an additional nucleotide at position 43 on SLG2. Sequence analysis of the three genes indicated that the 22-nt sequence is invariably adjacent to the dinucleotide GT, characteristic of a potential spliceddonor site. The Sm-binding sequence AATTTTGG was conserved in SLG1, SLG2 and SLG3. Further, both 5' and 3' flanking regions of genes SLG1, SLG2 and SLG3 shared considerable sequence similarity. Two SS-rRNA genes characterized from the genomic clone TZP 11 were shown to have sequence heterogeneity. Genomic southern showed that the spliced leader sequence is multicopy within the W. bancrofti genome and is also encoded in the region of DNA unlinkedto the 5S rRNA gene cluster. Primers designed to amplify integenic regionsbetween SS-rRNA and SL RNA genes in a PCR assay were found to be specific for W. bancrofti and was sensitive enough to detect 1 pg of W. bancrofti DNA or 1/8th of a microfilariae in infected blood samples. The high specificity and sensitivity of the optimised PCR assay makes it an ideal diagnostic tool for the identification of W. bancrofti in both the host and the vector. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

ASDD Area Sistemi Dipartimentali e Documentali, Università di Bologna, Catalogo delle riviste ed altri periodici
Documento generato il 16/07/20 alle ore 19:03:01