Tag: dsRed

Nanobody-based RFP-dependent Cre recombinase for selective anterograde tracing in RFP-expressing transgenic animals

Screening of efficient mCherry-binding protein (MBP) pairs to design Cre recombinase dependent on RFPs First, we aimed to construct Cre recombinase dependent on RFPs based on the reported tool named Cre-DOG30. In this system, N-terminal and C-terminal split Cre recombinase fragments are fused with specific nanobodies for target proteins, and…

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Natural variants of human SARM1 cause both intrinsic and dominant loss-of-function influencing axon survival

Selection of naturally occurring human SARM1 variants with potential for LoF We hypothesised that naturally occurring SARM1 coding variation that confers LoF exists in the general human population. Previous studies have shown that disruption of the SAM multimerization domains or catalytic TIR domain of SARM1 is more likely to cause…

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Butterfly eyespots evolved via cooption of an ancestral gene-regulatory network that also patterns antennae, legs, and wings

Although the hypothesis of gene-regulatory network (GRN) cooption is a plausible model to explain the origin of morphological novelties (1), there has been limited empirical evidence to show that this mechanism led to the origin of any novel trait. Several hypotheses have been proposed for the origin of butterfly eyespots,…

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