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Modular organization and reticulate evolution of the ORF1 of Jockey superfamily transposable elements.

Metcalfe CJ, Casane D - Mob DNA (2014)

Bottom Line: ORF1 type variations involving the PHD domain were found in many subgroups of the L2 and CR1 lineages.A Jockey lineage-like ORF1 with a PHD domain was found in both lineages.In conclusion, while the structure of the ORF2 appears to be highly constrained and its evolution tree-like, the structure of the ORF1 within the CR1 and L2 lineages is much more variable and its evolution reticulate.

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Affiliation: Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Rua do Matão 277, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo 05508-090 SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Background: Long interspersed nuclear elements (LINES) are the most common transposable element (TE) in almost all metazoan genomes examined. In most LINE superfamilies there are two open reading frames (ORFs), and both are required for transposition. The ORF2 is well characterized, while the structure and function of the ORF1 is less well understood. ORF1s have been classified into five types based on structural organization and the domains identified. Here we perform a large scale analysis of ORF1 domains of 448 elements from the Jockey superfamily using multiple alignments and Hidden Markov Model (HMM)-HMM comparisons.

Results: Three major lineages, Chicken repeat 1 (CR1), LINE2 (L2) and Jockey, were identified. All Jockey lineage elements have the same type of ORF1. In contrast, in the L2 and CR1 lineage elements, all five ORF1 types are found, with no one type of ORF1 predominating. A plant homeodomain (PHD) is much more prevalent than previously suspected. ORF1 type variations involving the PHD domain were found in many subgroups of the L2 and CR1 lineages. A Jockey lineage-like ORF1 with a PHD domain was found in both lineages. A phylogenetic analysis of this ORF1 suggests that it has been horizontally transferred. Likewise, an esterase containing ORF1 type was only found in two exclusively vertebrate L2 and CR1 groups, indicating that it may have been acquired in a vertebrate common ancestor and then transferred between the lineages.

Conclusions: The ORF1 of the CR1 and L2 lineages is very structurally diverse. The presence of a PHD domain in many ORF1s of the L2 and CR1 lineages is suggestive of domain shuffling. There is also evidence of possible horizontal transfer of entire ORF1s between lineages. In conclusion, while the structure of the ORF2 appears to be highly constrained and its evolution tree-like, the structure of the ORF1 within the CR1 and L2 lineages is much more variable and its evolution reticulate.

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ORF1 types mapped onto the L2 lineage apurinic endonuclease (APE)-reverse transcriptase (RT) phylogeny. Please see the legend for Figure 6 for more details.
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Figure 4: ORF1 types mapped onto the L2 lineage apurinic endonuclease (APE)-reverse transcriptase (RT) phylogeny. Please see the legend for Figure 6 for more details.

Mentions: LINE superfamilies. Relationships between LINE superfamilies/groups and assignment of clades to superfamilies/groups based on reverse transcriptase (RT) phylogeny [7,9,10]. LINE clades were first assigned to five groups (R2, L1, RTE, I and Jockey) by Eickbush and Malik [8]. Groups are called superfamilies in the TE classification paper by Wicker et al. [7]. The ORF1 is not present in some RTE clades (shown with a dashed outline). In this paper, all Jockey superfamily/group full-length sequences from the Repbase database were assigned to three lineages based on an APE-RT phylogeny (see Figure 3). Subgroups were identified within the three lineages and ORF1 structures (see Figure 2) mapped onto the phylogeny (see Figures 4, 5 and 6).


Modular organization and reticulate evolution of the ORF1 of Jockey superfamily transposable elements.

Metcalfe CJ, Casane D - Mob DNA (2014)

ORF1 types mapped onto the L2 lineage apurinic endonuclease (APE)-reverse transcriptase (RT) phylogeny. Please see the legend for Figure 6 for more details.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: ORF1 types mapped onto the L2 lineage apurinic endonuclease (APE)-reverse transcriptase (RT) phylogeny. Please see the legend for Figure 6 for more details.
Mentions: LINE superfamilies. Relationships between LINE superfamilies/groups and assignment of clades to superfamilies/groups based on reverse transcriptase (RT) phylogeny [7,9,10]. LINE clades were first assigned to five groups (R2, L1, RTE, I and Jockey) by Eickbush and Malik [8]. Groups are called superfamilies in the TE classification paper by Wicker et al. [7]. The ORF1 is not present in some RTE clades (shown with a dashed outline). In this paper, all Jockey superfamily/group full-length sequences from the Repbase database were assigned to three lineages based on an APE-RT phylogeny (see Figure 3). Subgroups were identified within the three lineages and ORF1 structures (see Figure 2) mapped onto the phylogeny (see Figures 4, 5 and 6).

Bottom Line: ORF1 type variations involving the PHD domain were found in many subgroups of the L2 and CR1 lineages.A Jockey lineage-like ORF1 with a PHD domain was found in both lineages.In conclusion, while the structure of the ORF2 appears to be highly constrained and its evolution tree-like, the structure of the ORF1 within the CR1 and L2 lineages is much more variable and its evolution reticulate.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Rua do Matão 277, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo 05508-090 SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Background: Long interspersed nuclear elements (LINES) are the most common transposable element (TE) in almost all metazoan genomes examined. In most LINE superfamilies there are two open reading frames (ORFs), and both are required for transposition. The ORF2 is well characterized, while the structure and function of the ORF1 is less well understood. ORF1s have been classified into five types based on structural organization and the domains identified. Here we perform a large scale analysis of ORF1 domains of 448 elements from the Jockey superfamily using multiple alignments and Hidden Markov Model (HMM)-HMM comparisons.

Results: Three major lineages, Chicken repeat 1 (CR1), LINE2 (L2) and Jockey, were identified. All Jockey lineage elements have the same type of ORF1. In contrast, in the L2 and CR1 lineage elements, all five ORF1 types are found, with no one type of ORF1 predominating. A plant homeodomain (PHD) is much more prevalent than previously suspected. ORF1 type variations involving the PHD domain were found in many subgroups of the L2 and CR1 lineages. A Jockey lineage-like ORF1 with a PHD domain was found in both lineages. A phylogenetic analysis of this ORF1 suggests that it has been horizontally transferred. Likewise, an esterase containing ORF1 type was only found in two exclusively vertebrate L2 and CR1 groups, indicating that it may have been acquired in a vertebrate common ancestor and then transferred between the lineages.

Conclusions: The ORF1 of the CR1 and L2 lineages is very structurally diverse. The presence of a PHD domain in many ORF1s of the L2 and CR1 lineages is suggestive of domain shuffling. There is also evidence of possible horizontal transfer of entire ORF1s between lineages. In conclusion, while the structure of the ORF2 appears to be highly constrained and its evolution tree-like, the structure of the ORF1 within the CR1 and L2 lineages is much more variable and its evolution reticulate.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus