Variant Visualizer Tutorial

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The examination of SNPs has undergone a recent change, and in response to this change, RGD has released the new Variant Visualizer tool (VarVis), taking the place of the old SNPlotyper tool. VarVis is a visualization and analysis tool for sequence variation. The data currently contains 22 rat strains sequenced by 4 independent labs.

Gene Annotator Tutorial

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The Gene Annotator takes a list of gene symbols, RGD IDs, GenBank accession numbers, Ensembl identifiers, and/or a chromosomal region, and retrieves annotation data from RGD. This tool will retrieve annotations from any or all ontologies used at RGD for genes and their orthologs, as well as links to additional information at other databases.

An Introduction to Biomedical Nomenclature: Part IV, Strain Nomenclature

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Learn how to use biomedical nomenclature to name to strains that you or your research group develop or to find a strain that meets your research needs with this informative tutorial. Using effective nomenclature will help to disambiguate your data will help you to present it to your colleagues in a clear and meaningful way. For a copy of RGNC’s complete set of rules on nomenclature, visit: http://rgd.mcw.edu/nomen/nomen.shtml Or contact us at: rgd.data@mcw.edu

An Introduction to Biomedical Nomenclature: Part III, QTL and Marker Nomenclature

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Biomedical nomenclature is a valuable and ever-expanding tool that researchers can use in order to more easily learn about, refer to or retrieve any particular parts of the genome using the literature or through the use of curated data and a variety of tools, such as the ones available in RGD. This video showcases both QTL and marker nomenclature. For a copy of RGNC’s complete set of rules on nomenclature, visit: http://rgd.mcw.edu/nomen/nomen.shtml Or contact us at:...

An Introduction to Biomedical Nomenclature: Part II, Genetic Nomenclature

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This video focuses on rat gene nomenclature, noting how it is formed and where you can go to seek help when naming your genes. Biomedical nomenclature is a valuable and ever-expanding tool that researchers can use in order to more reliably retrieve data on any particular part of the genome through analysis tools, such as the ones available in RGD. Learn more about this vital mechanism. For a copy of RGNC’s complete set of rules on nomenclature, visit:...

An Introduction to Biomedical Nomenclature: Part I, The History and Reasoning behind Biomedical Nomenclature

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The recent emphasis on standardization of nomenclature is not just a trend, but a necessary way to disambiguate the identification of biological objects such as genes, QTLs, markers, and strains. This video will give you some background on the history of standardized genetic nomenclature and the reason for why it’s important in order to strengthen your understanding of genetic nomenclature. For a copy of the complete set of guidelines for nomenclature, visit:...

Whole number and spacial distribution of the POU4f family of transcription factors in the adult rat retina

Quantification, distribution and coexpresion of the tree members of POU4F transcription factors in retinal ganglion cells in albino and pigmented rat retinas.

Gene Report Pages Tutorial

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RGD’s new gene report pages are an even faster way of learning valuable information on genes, QTLs, markers, and strains. This informative video will show you each area of the report page, as well as how to view a gene and its annotations.

Physiological Pathway Diagrams

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Are you looking for a more intuitive way to visualize pathway information? RGD's newest video tutorial about the Physiological Pathway diagrams will help you navigate these interactive diagrams for use as either a research or study tool. In this video, we will: • Locate the Physiological Pathway Diagrams on RGD’s website • Walk through a particular pathway diagram • View relationships between levels of organization • Learn every one of the controls attached to the diagrams

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium animalis MB5 Induce Intestinal but Not Systemic Antigen-Specific Hyporesponsiveness in Ovalbumin-Immunized Rats

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Probiotics may modulate the host immune response by mechanisms not yet fully understood. We evaluated the modulation of intestinal and systemic antigen-specific immune response by Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) or Bifidobacterium animalis MB5 in tolerized and immunized rats. Three groups of rats received orally LGG, B. animalis, or PBS (control) for 28 d. Each group was divided into two subgroups of tolerized or immunized rats receiving orally ovalbumin (OVA; 7 mg) or PBS on d 7, 9, and...
Authors: Alberto Finamore, Marianna Roselli, Maria Serena Britti, Nicolò Merendino, Elena Mengheri