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A cell-based phenotypic library selection and screening approach for the de novo discovery of novel functional chimeric antigen receptors

Cell lines and culture Unless stated otherwise, all tumor target cell lines were sourced from the ATCC via LGC Standards. Human endogenous mesothelin (MSLN)-positive target cell lines H-226 (lung carcinoma, MSLN+, ATCC® CRL-5826™) and AsPC-1 (ATCC CRL-1682), and MSLN-negative Raji control cells (ATCC CCL-86) were cultured in RPMI-1640 Glutamax (Life Technologies,…

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Identification of a regulatory pathway inhibiting adipogenesis via RSPO2

Integration of APC scRNA-seq data reveals heterogeneity of adipocyte progenitor cells In a previous study9, we defined Lin−Sca1+CD142+ APCs as adipogenesis regulatory (Areg) cells and demonstrated that these cells are both refractory toward adipogenesis and control adipocyte formation of APCs through paracrine signaling. In contrast, Merrick et. al.4 observed that Lin−CD142+ cells…

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The role of ATXR6 expression in modulating genome stability and transposable element repression in Arabidopsis

Significance The plant-specific H3K27me1 methyltransferases ATXR5 and ATXR6 play integral roles connecting epigenetic silencing with genomic stability. However, how H3K27me1 relates to these processes is poorly understood. In this study, we performed a comprehensive transcriptome analysis of tissue- and ploidy-specific expression in a hypomorphic atxr5/6 mutant and revealed that the…

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Phospholipase A2 inhibitor and LY6/PLAUR domain-containing protein PINLYP regulates type I interferon innate immunity

Significance Interferon (IFN)-mediated antiviral responses serve as the first line of the host innate immune defense against viral infection. Here we identify a previously uncharacterized protein designated phospholipase A2 inhibitor and LY6/PLAUR domain-containing protein (PINLYP), which is essential for embryonic development and plays an important role in type I IFN…

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IL-2R binders queued for testing

Starting in summer 2021, we ran 6 rounds of IL-2R binder design puzzles. Now we’ve selected 115 promising Foldit designs to test for binding in the lab! In early 2022, we will conduct a FACS experiment to test if these protein designs successfully bind to the IL-2R target. Targeting IL-2R…

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Single-cell delineation of lineage and genetic identity in the mouse brain

STICR lentiviral library preparation and validation We synthesized a high-complexity lentivirus barcode library that encodes approximately 60–70 million distinct oligonucleotide RNA sequences (STICR barcodes). STICR barcodes comprised three distinct oligonucleotide fragments cloned sequentially into a multicloning site within the 3′ UTR of an enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) transgene under…

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Flow Cytometry and DNA Sequenzing Facility

BD Influx Sorter, a globally unique prototype equipped with fiber optics and octagon/trigon arrays. BD Influx Sorter, a globally unique prototype equipped with fiber optics and octagon/trigon arrays. Flow Cytometry Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) is a technology that enables qualitative and quantitative analysis of cell mixtures and sorting by individual…

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IRE combined with toripalimab versus IRE alone for LAPC

Introduction Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal gastrointestinal disease with increasing morbidity, which also has a growing impact on cancer-specific mortality worldwide.1 Nearly 40% of all PDAC cases are localized to the pancreas and characterized with the involvement of major vascular structures, leading to unresectable disease without metastases detected…

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MUSC and Helix launch In Our DNA SC, first-of-its-kind population genomics program to drive preventive, precision health care for South Carolinians | MUSC

Large-scale initiative will advance innovative research, improved health outcomes CHARLESTON, S.C. and SAN MATEO, Calif., (Sept. 20, 2021) – The Medical University of South Carolina  (MUSC) and Helix have announced a strategic collaboration to develop a first-of-its-kind population genomics initiative in South Carolina called In Our DNA SC. The large-scale program is designed…

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Disabling de novo DNA methylation in embryonic stem cells allows an illegitimate fate trajectory

The mammalian genome is characterized by widespread methylation of cytosine residues. After fertilization, however, both maternal and paternal genomes undergo extensive demethylation, reaching a low point in the blastocyst (1⇓⇓–4). The embryo genome is then remethylated by the activity of de novo DNA methylation enzymes (5). Mouse embryonic stem (ES)…

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Serotiny hiring Data Scientist / Bioinformatics Scientist

About Serotiny Serotiny is a company that is engaged in the discovery of proteins for cell therapies. It focuses on such proteins as CARs (chimeric antigen receptors) for the treatment of cancers and genetic disorders. Job Description Description Serotiny invents multi-domain proteins for gene and cell therapies including genome editors…

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Defects in 8-oxo-guanine repair pathway cause high frequency of C > A substitutions in neuroblastoma

Significance The collection of large amounts of whole-genome sequencing data allowed for identification of mutational signatures, which are characteristic combinations of substitutions in the context of neighboring bases. The clinical significance of these mutational signatures is still largely unknown. In neuroblastoma, we showed that high levels of cytosine > adenine…

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New Results from BabySeq, Pharmacogenomic Updates, New Products

September 1, 2021 | Harvard-Israel and Sema4-Avera launch precision medicine partnerships, Rice announces new Genetic Design and Engineering Center, Foundation Medicine partners with Epic, and Amgen and USC provide cryo-TEMs. Plus new products from BioIVT, BD.   Pluto Biosciences has launched its cloud-based, collaborative life sciences platform that leverages technology…

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