Genetics and molecular research: GMR (GENET MOL RES)
Genetics and Molecular Research (GMR) publishes research articles, research reports, technical notes, scientific commentaries, news, views and review articles on Genetics, Evolution and Molecular Biology. It is an exclusively online journal.
Current impact factor: 0.78
Impact Factor Rankings
|2016 Impact Factor||Available summer 2017|
|2014 / 2015 Impact Factor||0.775|
|2013 Impact Factor||0.85|
|2012 Impact Factor||0.994|
|2011 Impact Factor||1.184|
|2010 Impact Factor||1.013|
|2009 Impact Factor||0.844|
|2008 Impact Factor||0.682|
Impact factor over time
|Website||Genetics and Molecular Research website|
|Material type||Document, Periodical, Internet resource|
|Document type||Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper|
Publications in this journal
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Acinetobacter baumannii is an aerobic non-motile Gram-negative coccobacillus, and it is one of the most important nosocomial pathogens worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular epidemiology of the outbreak strains. Between March 2011 and March 2014, a total of 205 strains of A. baumannii were isolated from patients at the Nanyang City Center Hospital. The blaOXA-23, blaOXA-24, blaOXA-51, and blaOXA-58 genes were amplified by multiplex polymerase chain reaction. We found that 68 (33.17%) strains were positive for the blaOXA-23 gene, and 88.24% of these 68 showed resistance to carbapenems, while 11.76% were sensitive to carbapenems. The blaOXA-51 gene was found in 132 (64.39%) strains, and 17.42% of these were resistant to carbapenems while 82.58% were sensitive to carbapenems. Moreover, 5 (2.44%) strains were positive for blaOXA-58, of which 80% were resistant to carbapenems and 20% were sensitive to carbapenems. We found that A. baumannii showed 100% drug resistance to ampicillin, cefotetan, cefazolin, and cefoperazone. Our findings suggest that the blaOXA-23 and blaOXA-51 genes are most frequently identified in A. baumannii, while blaOXA-23 is the most important gene for resistance to carbapenems.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We conducted a case-control study to investigate the role of common SNPs in ERCC2 (rs13181 and rs1799793) and ERCC3 (rs4150441 and rs4150506) in the development of osteosarcoma. A 1:2 matched case-control study was conducted. Between January 2012 and December 2013, 141 patients with pathologically diagnosed osteosarcoma and 282 controls were recruited in our study. Genotyping of ERCC2 rs13181 and rs1799793 as well as ERCC3 rs4150441 and rs4150506 were performed using polymerase chain reaction coupled with restriction fragment length polymorphism. The genotype distributions of ERCC2 rs13181 and rs1799793 as well as ERCC3 rs4150441 and rs4150506 showed no significant difference between patients with osteosarcoma and controls, as analyzed by c2 tests. Multivariate logistic regression analysis did not reveal significant associations between ERCC2 rs13181/rs1799793 or ERCC3 rs4150441/ rs4150506 gene polymorphisms and the development of osteosarcoma in codominant, dominant, and recessive models. In conclusion, we did not find any association between ERCC2 or ERCC3 gene polymorphisms and the development of osteosarcoma. Future studies with larger sample sizes may contribute in elucidating the impact of ERCC2 and ERCC3 gene polymorphisms on osteosarcoma risks.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The β(s) mutation is responsible for the most aggressive form of sickle cell disease, has a predominantly African origin, and arrived in Brazil through the slave trade. However, the Brazilian population is highly miscegenated, underscoring the importance of ancestry-informative markers (AIMs) for the identification of the genetic structure of a population. In this study, we have estimated the genetic contributions of various ethnicities in individuals with sickle cell disease in the microregion of Jequié, Bahia, in Brazil, by using AIMs, and compared the findings to those from a phenotypic characterization. Eight AIMs were analyzed: AT3 (rs3138521), DRD2 (rs1079598), APO (rs3138522), PV92, Sb19.3 (rs3138524), CKM (rs4884), LPL (rs285), and CCR5Δ32 (rs333). Samples were subjected to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism. The amplified products were electrophoresed on agarose gels, and the data were statistically analyzed using Genepop, FSTAT 2.9, and Admix3. Phenotypic classification showed a high frequency of mulattos (85%) in the Brazilian population; however, ancestry-informative markers indicated that 44, 42, and 11% of the population had European, African, and native American ancestries, respectively. The phenotypic classification is justified as a complementary method for the characterization of the genetic ancestry in patients with sickle cell disease, as it confirms the molecular findings regarding ancestry.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Advances in genetic enhancement techniques have led to an increase in soybean production. Thus, soybean is currently one the most economically important cultured species worldwide. The objectives of the present study were to study the interaction of soybean genotypes per environment in terms of grain productivity and to evaluate their phenotypic adaptability and stability, with the final aim of selecting lineages with high productivity, wide adaptability, and high stability. Seven soybean genotypes, consisting of five lineages developed by the soybean genetic enhancement program of the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (Brazil) and two controls, were evaluated during several annual cycles in seven different environments. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replicates was adopted in each site. This study followed the methodology proposed by Eberhart and Russel and Lin and Binns, with modifications by Carneiro, and the AMMI (additive main effects and multiplicative interaction model) analysis. The average productivity of soybean cultivars in the trials was 2739.26 kg/ha. The L01V13 genotype and the UFUS Guarani cultivar had wide adaptation according to the methodology proposed by Eberhart and Russel and Lin and Binns, with modifications by Carneiro. When analyzed with the AMMI model, the UFUS Guarani cultivar showed high stability. In general, the methodologies studied are complementary and, when used together, increase the reliability of the classification, providing support for the use of specific soybean cultivars in different environments.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to identify changes in the base sequence of the upstream regulatory region of the transthyretin (TTR) gene. Whole-blood DNA was extracted from ten subjects belonging to a family with familial amyloidosis vitreoretinopathy; the upstream regulatory sequence was amplified by polymerase chain reaction, detected by gel electrophoresis, and sequenced. The DNA sequence of the upstream regulatory region of the TTR gene was successfully sequenced, and a point mutation (-743A→T) was identified in six of the ten blood samples: four patients and two family members without disease incidence. Therefore, a point mutation was identified in the upstream regulatory region of the TTR gene in a Han Chinese family with familial vitreous amyloidosis.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the APOA5 gene have been studied for their association with metabolic syndrome. Thus, elucidating the effect of the mechanism involved in APOA5 gene polymorphisms on lipid metabolism is of great importance. In this study we aimed to determine the allelic and genotypic frequencies of -1131T>C, Ser19Trp, and intergenic APOA4/A5 and to evaluate the association between these variants with plasma lipid levels in children and adolescents from Brazil. This study included 524 healthy children and adolescents from Mother and Child Hospital in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Data were obtained on medical history, drug intake, lifestyle variables, and demography. DNA from collected samples was extracted and genotyped for the three polymorphisms. In this studied population, triglycerides and very low-density protein levels were significantly high in subjects carrying the 19WW genotype (P < 0.001), demonstrating the presence of this genetic risk factor in children and adolescents.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to investigate the association between 3 common SNPs in the ERCC5 gene (rs1047768, rs751402, and rs17655) and the risk of developing gastric cancer. Between January 2013 and December 2014, samples were collected from 216 gastric cancer patients and 216 control subjects. ERCC5 rs1047768, rs751402, and rs17655 polymorphisms were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction combined with restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. By conditional logistic regression analysis, the GG genotype of rs17655 was found to be associated with an elevated risk of gastric cancer in a codominant model, and the adjusted OR (95%CI) was 1.96 (1.10-3.50). Moreover, in a dominant model, the CG + GG genotype of rs17655 was correlated with an increased risk of gastric cancer compared to the CC genotype (OR = 1.48; 95%CI = 1.00-2.22). rs1047768 and rs751402 were not significantly correlated with an increased or decreased gastric cancer risk.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily M, member 8 (TRPM8) is a nonselective cation channel and a candidate for cold sensation signaling, but the relationship between TRPM8 and diabetes remains unclear. In the present study, we determined the expression levels of TRPM8 messenger RNA (mRNA) and the levels of the TRPM8 protein in the bladder tissue of diabetic rats. We also investigated the correlation between TRPM8 expression and the visceral pain stimulation-related factor, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in diabetic rats. The rats were sacrificed 3, 5, 7, and 15 days after streptozotocin injection, and blood was collected from their tail veins to determine the blood glucose levels. Bladder tissue was removed to assess the expression of TRPM8 mRNA by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, and the expression of the TRPM8 protein by western blotting. After administering electrical stimulation (5 V/1 Hz), the expression levels of TRPM8 and CGRP proteins were determined. Our results revealed that the blood glucose level, and TRPM8 mRNA and TRPM8 protein expression levels increased significantly in the diabetic rats. Spinal tissue protein expression levels of both TRPM8 and CGRP also increased significantly following electrical stimulation. This possibly indicates that TRPM8 is closely associated with visceral pain stimulation, and could be an independent prognostic biomarker for diabetes.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We investigated the possible association between two single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL10 (-1082A/G and -592C/A) and susceptibility to ischemic stroke. In total, 335 patients with proven ischemic stroke and 335 control subjects were recruited from Xinxiang Central Hospital between March 2013 and May 2015. The IL10 -1082A/G and -529C/A polymorphisms were investigated by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. When compared with the control subjects, patients with ischemic stroke were more likely to be male, have a habit of tobacco smoking, have higher BMI, have hypertension or diabetes mellitus, and have higher levels of TC, LDL-C, HDL-C, and TG. The multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that the AA genotype of IL10 -1082A/G was significantly associated with development of ischemic stroke in a Chinese population compared with the GG genotype (OR = 1.93, 95%CI = 1.15-3.25). In the dominant model, the association between GA+AA genotype of IL10 -1082A/G and risk of ischemic stroke was also significant compared with the GG genotype, and the adjusted OR (95%CI) for the GA+AA genotype was 1.41 (1.02-1.94). Thus, our study suggests that IL10 gene polymorphisms contribute to the development of ischemic stroke.
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