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Antony H.A.,Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research | Pathak V.,National Institute of Immunohaematology NII | Parija S.C.,Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research | Ghosh K.,Surat Raktadan Kendra and Research Center | Bhattacherjee A.,SciGenom Labs Pvt Ltd.
Genomics Data | Year: 2016

The emergence and distribution of drug resistance in malaria are serious public health concerns in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. However, the molecular mechanism of drug resistance remains unclear. In the present study, we performed a high-throughput RNA-Seq to identify and characterize the differentially expressed genes between the chloroquine (CQ) sensitive (3D7) and resistant (Dd2) strains of Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite cells were cultured in the presence and absence of CQ by in vitro method. Total RNA was isolated from the harvested parasite cells using TRIzol, and RNA-Seq was conducted using an Illumina HiSeq 2500 sequencing platform with paired-end reads and annotated using Tophat. The transcriptome analysis of P. falciparum revealed the expression of ~. 5000 genes, in which ~ 60% of the genes have unknown function. Cuffdiff program was used to identify the differentially expressed genes between the CQ-sensitive and resistant strains. Here, we furnish a detailed description of the experimental design, procedure, and analysis of the transcriptome sequencing data, that have been deposited in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (accession nos. PRJNA308455 and GSE77499). © 2016 The Authors.

Ekici H.,Karolinska Institutet | Rao S.D.,St Johns Research Institute | Sonnerborg A.,Karolinska Institutet | Ramprasad V.L.,SciGenom Labs Pvt Ltd. | And 2 more authors.
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy | Year: 2014

OBJECTIVES: Increased trends of primary drug resistance mutations (DRMs) among treatment-naive HIV-1-infected patients in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and the non-availability of pre-antiretroviral therapy (ART) genotypic resistance testing (GRT) may severely affect future therapeutic outcomes. The main objective of this study was therefore to develop a simplified, cost- and labour-efficient but high-throughput GRT protocol to be applied in the large-scale surveillance of DRMs in LMICs.PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-six therapy-naive HIV-1-infected patients belonging to three cohorts were included: Indian patients followed at St John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India (n = 49); East Africans (n = 21), who had migrated to Sweden; and Caucasians (n = 26) living in Sweden. GRT by population sequencing (GRT-PS) on individual plasma samples and GRT by next-generation sequencing (GRT-NGS) on equimolar multiplexed samples (n = 24) using Illumina MiSeq were performed.RESULTS: The multiplexing procedure was shown to be technically feasible and gave high-quality reads independent of whether HIV-1 subtype C or B was analysed. GRT-NGS detected all the DRMs found by GRT-PS. Additional clinically important low-abundance (<20% of the viral population) major DRMs (e.g. K101E, K103N, Y181C and M184V) were detected by GRT-NGS but not by GRT-PS. The frequency of low-abundance DRMs was higher among East African compared with Indian and Caucasian individuals.CONCLUSIONS: Our high-throughput next-generation sequencing with a multiplexed amplicon is a cost-efficient and promising approach for the large-scale surveillance of primary DRMs in LMICs where routine pre-ART GRT is not the standard of care. This strategy may be useful in optimizing future therapeutic regimens in those settings. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

Gopalan T.K.,Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University | Gururaj P.,Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University | Gupta R.,SciGenom Labs Pvt Ltd. | Gopal D.R.,Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University | And 4 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

From an immunologist perspective, sharks are an important group of jawed cartilaginous fishes and survey of the public database revealed a great gap in availability of large-scale sequence data for the group of Chondrichthyans the elasmobranchs. In an attempt to bridge this deficit we generated the transcriptome from the spleen and kidney tissues (a total of 1,606,172 transcripts) of the shark, Chiloscyllium griseum using the Illumina HiSeq2000 platform. With a cut off of > = 300 bp and an expression value of >1RPKM we used 43,385 transcripts for BLASTX analysis which revealed 17,548 transcripts matching to the NCBI nr database with an E-value of < = 10-5 and similarity score of 40%. The longest transcript was 16,974 bases with matched to HECT domain containing E3 ubiqutin protein ligase. MEGAN4 annotation pipeline revealed immune and signalling pathways including cell adhesion molecules, cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction, T-cell receptor signalling pathway and chemokine signaling pathway to be highly expressed in spleen, while different metabolism pathways such as amino acid metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, lipid metabolism and xenobiotic biodegradation were highly expressed in kidney. Few of the candidate genes were selected to analyze their expression levels in various tissues by real-time PCR and also localization of a receptor by in-situ PCR to validate the prediction. We also predicted the domains structures of some of the identified pattern recognition receptors, their phylogenetic relationship with lower and higher vertebrates and the complete downstream signaling mediators of classical dsRNA signaling pathway. The generated transcriptome will be a valuable resource to further genetic and genomic research in elasmobranchs. © 2014 Krishnaswamy Gopalan et al.

Rajendran S.,Research Center | Sundaresan L.,Research Center | Rajendran K.,Research Center | Selvaraj M.,Research Center | And 4 more authors.
Biorheology | Year: 2016

Background: Fluid flow plays an important role in vascular development. However, the detailed mechanisms, particularly the link between flow and modulation of gene expression during vascular development, remain unexplored. In chick embryo, the key events of vascular development from initiation of heart beat to establishment of effective blood flow occur between the stages HH10 and HH13. Therefore, we propose a novel in vivo model to study the flow experienced by developing endothelium. Objective: Using this model, we aimed to capture the transcriptome dynamics of the pre- and post-flow conditions. Methods: RNA was isolated from extra embryonic area vasculosa (EE-AV) pooled from three chick embryos between HH10-HH13 and RNA sequencing was performed. Results: The whole transcriptome sequencing of chick identified up-regulation of some of the previously well-known mechanosensitive genes including NFR2, HAND1, CTGF and KDR. GO analyses of the up-regulated genes revealed enrichment of several biological processes including heart development, extracellular matrix organization, cell-matrix adhesion, cell migration, blood vessel development, patterning of blood vessels, collagen fibril organization. Genes encoding for gap junctions proteins which are involved in vascular remodeling and arterial-venous differentiation, and genes involved in cell-cell adhesion, and ECM interactions were significantly up-regulated. Validation of selected genes through semi quantitative PCR was performed. Conclusion: The study indicates that shear stress plays a major role in development. Through appropriate validation, this platform can serve as an in vivo model to study conditions of disturbed flow in pathology as well as normal flow during development. © 2016 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

Gupta R.,SciGenom Labs Pvt Ltd. | Ratan A.,Pennsylvania State University | Rajesh C.,SciGenom Labs Pvt Ltd. | Chen R.,Personalis | And 10 more authors.
BMC Genomics | Year: 2012

Background: With over 1.3 billion people, India is estimated to contain three times more genetic diversity than does Europe. Next-generation sequencing technologies have facilitated the understanding of diversity by enabling whole genome sequencing at greater speed and lower cost. While genomes from people of European and Asian descent have been sequenced, only recently has a single male genome from the Indian subcontinent been published at sufficient depth and coverage. In this study we have sequenced and analyzed the genome of a South Asian Indian female (SAIF) from the Indian state of Kerala.Results: We identified over 3.4 million SNPs in this genome including over 89,873 private variations. Comparison of the SAIF genome with several published personal genomes revealed that this individual shared ~50% of the SNPs with each of these genomes. Analysis of the SAIF mitochondrial genome showed that it was closely related to the U1 haplogroup which has been previously observed in Kerala. We assessed the SAIF genome for SNPs with health and disease consequences and found that the individual was at a higher risk for multiple sclerosis and a few other diseases. In analyzing SNPs that modulate drug response, we found a variation that predicts a favorable response to metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes. SNPs predictive of adverse reaction to warfarin indicated that the SAIF individual is not at risk for bleeding if treated with typical doses of warfarin. In addition, we report the presence of several additional SNPs of medical relevance.Conclusions: This is the first study to report the complete whole genome sequence of a female from the state of Kerala in India. The availability of this complete genome and variants will further aid studies aimed at understanding genetic diversity, identifying clinically relevant changes and assessing disease burden in the Indian population. © 2012 Gupta et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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