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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833855/overexpression-of-klhl23-protein-from-read-through-transcription-of-phospho2-klhl23-in-gastric-cancer-increases-cell-proliferation
#1
Eun-Seok Choi, Hanna Lee, Chang-Hun Lee, Sung-Ho Goh
Gene fusion, as a prototypical pathognomonic mutation, contributes to genome complexity, and the cis-transcription-induced gene fusions generated by read-through transcription of adjacent genes have been found to be important for tumor development. We screened read-through transcription events from stomach adenocarcinoma RNA-seq data and selected three candidates PHOSPHO2-KLHL23, RPL17-C18orf32, and PRR5-ARHGAP8, to assess their biological role in gastric cancer. The expression of all three read-through fusion transcripts was confirmed in gastric cancer cell lines and paired normal/tumor gastric cancer tissues by real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and their expression was found to be significantly higher in the tumor (P < 0...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833854/human-promyelocytic-leukemia-protein-is-targeted-to-distinct-subnuclear-domains-in-plant-nuclei-and-colocalizes-with-nucleolar-constituents-in-a-sumo-dependent-manner
#2
Christian E Lamm, Myriam Scherer, Nina Reuter, Bushra Amin, Thomas Stamminger, Uwe Sonnewald
Eukaryotic nuclei are subdivided into subnuclear structures. Among the most prominent of these structures are the nucleolus and the PML nuclear bodies (PML-NBs). PML-NBs are spherical multiprotein aggregates of varying size localized in the interchromosomal area. PML-NB formation is dependent on the presence of the promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML) as well as on post-translational modification of core components by covalent attachment of the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO). So far, PML-NBs as well as PML have been described in mammalian cells only, whereas no orthologs are known in the plant kingdom...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833853/mouse-specific-up-regulation-of-ccnb1-expression-by-mir-199a-5p-in-keratinocyte
#3
Bong-Kyu Kim, Injung Kim, Ah-Reum Lee, Hye-In Yoo, Sungjoo Kim Yoon
MicroRNA (miRNA) are a class of single-stranded, small non-coding RNA that regulate various biological processes, including skin and hair cycle regulation, by modulating the expression of specific genes at the post-transcriptional level. Recently, several studies reported that miRNA directly or indirectly up-regulate target genes. Previously, we performed microarray analysis to identify the target genes of miR-199a-5p in a mouse skin keratinocyte cell line and detected more than 200 genes whose expression was significantly increased by miR-199a-5p overexpression (> 1...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833852/molecular-cloning-heterologous-expression-and-enzymatic-characterization-of-lysoplasmalogen-specific-phospholipase-d-from-thermocrispum-sp
#4
Yusaku Matsumoto, Nana Kashiwabara, Takayuki Oyama, Kazutaka Murayama, Hideyuki Matsumoto, Shin-Ich Sakasegawa, Daisuke Sugimori
: Lysoplasmalogen (LyPls)-specific phospholipase D (LyPls-PLD) is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolytic cleavage of the phosphoester bond of LyPls, releasing ethanolamine or choline, and 1-(1-alkenyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphate (lysoplasmenic acid). Little is known about LyPls-PLD and metabolic pathways of plasmalogen (Pls). Reportedly, Pls levels in human serum/plasma correlate with several diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and arteriosclerosis as well as a variety of biological processes including apoptosis and cell signaling...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833851/overexpression-of-cop9-signalosome-subunits-csn7a-and-csn7b-exerts-different-effects-on-adipogenic-differentiation
#5
Xiaohua Huang, Jürgen Ordemann, Johann Pratschke, Wolfgang Dubiel
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is an essential regulator of cullin-RING-ubiquitin (Ub) ligases (CRLs), which ubiquitinate important cellular regulators and target them for degradation by the Ub proteasome system (UPS). The CSN exhibits deneddylating activity localized on subunit CSN5, which removes the ubiquitin-like protein Nedd8 from the cullins of CRLs. CSN-mediated deneddylation is an important step in the process of CRL remodeling, in which new substrate recognition units are incorporated into Ub ligases to meet changed requirements for proteolysis in cells...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833850/baicalin-promoted-site-2-protease-and-not-site-1-protease-in-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#6
Zhe Yu, Xin Luo, Chen Wang, Jianhong Ye, Shourong Liu, Lei Xie, Fei Wang, Jianfeng Bao
Baicalin (5,6-dihydroxy-7-o-glucuronide flavone) is an extract from the roots of Chinese herb Huang Qin (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi) and is reported to have antioxidative, antiproliferative, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activities. This study aimed to investigate the inhibitory effect of baicalin on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and the involvement of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced cell apoptosis. Two human HCC cell lines, HepG2 and SMMC7221, were used in this study. The cells were incubated with baicalin solutions at various concentrations...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833849/rrp15-affects-cell-cycle-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-nih3t3-cells
#7
Tao Wu, Mei-Xia Ren, Guo-Ping Chen, Zheng-Ming Jin, Gang Wang
Riken 2810430M08 (hereinafter referred to as Rrp15) is a newly identified and reported gene from the mouse genome. In our previous work, we found that the gene had a relationship with the proliferation and activation of T cells. Rrp15 protein is highly homologous with RRP15 (budding yeast), which has an important role in ribosomal RNA processing. We explored the potential function of Rrp15 in apoptosis, cell proliferation, and its involvement with RNA in the nucleus. We constructed a knockdown of the Rrp15 gene in NIH3T3 cells and then performed real-time PCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence to determine the function of the Rrp15 gene...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833848/neutral-ceramidase-enriched-exosomes-prevent-palmitic-acid-induced-insulin-resistance-in-h4iiec3-hepatocytes
#8
Qun Zhu, Rongping Zhu, Junfei Jin
Oversupply of free fatty acids such as palmitic acid (PA) from the portal vein may cause liver insulin resistance. Production of reactive oxygen species plays a pivotal role in PA-induced insulin resistance in H4IIEC3 hepatocytes. Recently, we found that exosomes secreted from INS-1 cells that were transfected with neutral ceramidase (NCDase) plasmids had raised NCDase activity; these NCDase-enriched exosomes could inhibit PA-induced INS-1 cell apoptosis. Here, we showed that PA reduced insulin-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate 2 and decreased insulin-stimulated uptake of the fluorescent glucose analog 2-NBDG, confirming that insulin resistance occurred in PA-treated H4IIEC3 cells...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833847/purification-and-characterization-of-an-extracellular-%C3%AE-glucosidase-from-sporothrix-schenckii
#9
Alicia Hernández-Guzmán, Alberto Flores-Martínez, Patricia Ponce-Noyola, Julio C Villagómez-Castro
An extracellular β-glucosidase (E.C. 3.2.1.21), induced by cellulose in the mycelial form of human pathogen fungus Sporothrix schenckii, was purified to homogeneity using hydroxyapatite (HAp) adsorption chromatography in batch and Sephacryl S200-HR size exclusion chromatography. The molecular mass of the purified enzyme was estimated to be 197 kDa by size exclusion chromatography with a subunit of 96.8 kDa determined by SDS/PAGE. The β-glucosidase exhibited optimum catalytic activity at pH 5.5/45 °C and was relatively stable for up to 24 h at 45 °C...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833846/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-derived-from-whole-human-umbilical-cord-exhibit-similar-properties-to-those-derived-from-wharton-s-jelly-and-bone-marrow
#10
Claire Mennan, Sharon Brown, Helen McCarthy, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Dimitris Kletsas, John Garcia, Birender Balain, James Richardson, Sally Roberts
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) can be isolated from several regions of human umbilical cords, including Wharton's jelly (WJ), artery, vein or cord lining. These MSC appear to be immune privileged and are promising candidates for cell therapy. However, isolating MSC from WJ, artery, vein or cord lining requires time-consuming tissue dissection. MSC can be obtained easily via briefly digesting complete segments of the umbilical cord, likely containing heterogenous or mixed populations of MSC (MC-MSC). MC-MSC are generally less well characterized than WJ-MSC, but nevertheless represent a potentially valuable population of MSC...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833845/drosophila-ataxin-2-gene-encodes-two-differentially-expressed-isoforms-and-its-function-in-larval-fat-body-is-crucial-for-development-of-peripheral-tissues
#11
Murilo Carlos Bizam Vianna, Deise Cristina Poleto, Paula Fernanda Gomes, Valéria Valente, Maria Luisa Paçó-Larson
Different isoforms of ataxin-2 are predicted in Drosophila and may underlie different cellular processes. Here, we validated the isoforms B and C of Drosophila ataxin-2 locus (dAtx2), which we found to be expressed in various tissues and at different levels during development. dAtx2-B mRNA was detected at low amounts during all developmental stages, whereas dAtx2-C mRNA levels increase by eightfold from L3 to pupal-adult stages. Higher amounts of dAtx2-B protein were detected in embryos, while dAtx2-C protein was also expressed in higher levels in pupal-adult stages, indicating post-transcriptional control for isoform B and transcription induction for isoform C, respectively...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761361/paradoxical-delay-of-senescence-upon-depletion-of-brca2-in-telomerase-deficient-worms
#12
Mi-Sun Kwon, Jaewon Min, Hee-Yeon Jeon, Kwangwoo Hwang, Chuna Kim, Junho Lee, Je-Gun Joung, Woong-Yang Park, Hyunsook Lee
BRCA2 is a multifunctional tumor suppressor involved in homologous recombination (HR), mitotic checkpoint regulation, and telomere homeostasis. Absence of Brca2 in mice results in progressive shortening of telomeres and senescence, yet cells are prone to neoplastic transformation with elongated telomeres, suggesting that BRCA2 has positive and negative effects on telomere length regulation along the path to tumorigenesis. Using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model, we show here that depletion of BRC-2, an ortholog of BRCA2, paradoxically delays senescence in telomerase-deficient mutant worms...
October 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761360/ezetimibe-reduced-hepatic-steatosis-induced-by-dietary-oxysterols-in-nonhuman-primates
#13
Michiyo Deushi, Mizuko Osaka, Kaku Nakano, Kyoichi Osada, Kensuke Egashira, Masayuki Yoshida
Oxidized cholesterol (oxysterols) plays an important and multifaceted role in lipid metabolism. Here we examined whether dietary oxysterols accelerate hepatic lipid accumulation and inflammation in nonhuman primates. We also examined the effect of the Niemann-Pick C1-like1 inhibitor, ezetimibe (Ez). Macaca fascicularis (5-year-old males) were fed either regular cholesterol + high-fat diet (control-HFD) or oxysterols + high-fat diet (ox-HFD; with 0.015% of oxysterols cholesterol) for 24 weeks. Compared with control-HFD, ox-HFD did not affect plasma lipid levels, but it did affect hepatic lipid levels [total cholesterol, 40...
October 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761359/effect-of-nordihydroguaiaretic-acid-on-cell-viability-and-glucose-transport-in-human-leukemic-cell-lines
#14
David Leon, Daniela Parada, Mauricio Vargas-Uribe, Alejandra A Perez, Lorena Ojeda, Angara Zambrano, Alejandro M Reyes, Mónica Salas
The polyphenol nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) has antineoplastic properties, hence it is critical to understand its action at the molecular level. Here, we establish that NDGA inhibits glucose uptake and cell viability in leukemic HL-60 and U-937 cell lines. We monitored hexose uptake using radio-labeled 2-deoxyglucose (2DG) and found that the inhibition by NDGA followed a noncompetitive mechanism. In addition, NDGA blocked hexose transport in human red blood cells and displaced prebound cytochalasin B from erythrocyte ghosts, suggesting a direct interaction with the glucose transporter GLUT1...
October 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761358/stabilization-of-tryptophan-hydroxylase-2-by-l-phenylalanine-induced-dimerization
#15
Kasper D Tidemand, Hans E M Christensen, Niclas Hoeck, Pernille Harris, Jane Boesen, Günther H Peters
Tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (TPH2) catalyses the initial and rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of serotonin, which is associated with a variety of disorders such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia. Full-length TPH2 is poorly characterized due to low purification quantities caused by its inherent instability. Three truncated variants of human TPH2 (rch TPH2; regulatory and catalytic domain, NΔ47-rch TPH2; truncation of 47 residues in the N terminus of rch TPH2, and ch TPH2; catalytic domain) were expressed, purified, and examined for changes in transition temperature, inactivation rate, and oligomeric state...
October 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761357/the-importance-of-evolutionarily-conserved-c-terminal-basic-residues-for-the-stability-of-proapoptotic-bax-protein
#16
Jorge L Rosas-Trigueros
Bax is a protein that promotes apoptosis (a form of cell death). The atomistic details of the mechanism by which Bax is activated during apoptosis remain a subject of debate. C-terminal basic residues in the sequence of Bax show remarkable conservation across a variety of species. The role of these charged residues in the stability of Bax was investigated by submitting substituted mutants to molecular dynamics simulations at high temperatures. Mutation of either or both K189 and K190 led to dramatic changes in helical content, radius of gyration, proximity of the C terminus to the core of the protein, exposure of the BH3 domain, and bundling of the core...
October 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642560/inhibition-of-cyclophilin-a-suppresses-h2o2-enhanced-replication-of-hcmv-through-the-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
#17
Jun Xiao, Xin Song, Jiang Deng, Liping Lv, Ping Ma, Bo Gao, Xipeng Zhou, Yanyu Zhang, Jinbo Xu
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can be accelerated by intracellular and extracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) stimulation, mediated by the activation of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. However, it remains unknown whether host gene expression is involved in H2O2-upregulated HCMV replication. Here, we show that the expression of the host gene, cyclophilin A (CyPA), could be facilitated by treatment with H2O2 in a dose-dependent manner. Experiments with CyPA-specific siRNA, or with cyclosporine A, an inhibitor of CyPA, confirmed that H2O2-mediated upregulation of HCMV replication is specifically mediated by upregulation of CyPA expression...
September 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642559/upregulation-of-long-noncoding-rna-spry4-it1-correlates-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-cervical-cancer
#18
Yang Cao, Yinglei Liu, Xiaoyan Lu, Ying Wang, Haifeng Qiao, Manhua Liu
The identification of cancer-associated long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) is critical for us to understand cancer pathogenesis and development. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression profile of the lncRNA SPRY4-IT1 in cervical cancer and to identify its clinical significance in cancer progression. The expression levels of SPRY4-IT1 in cervical cancer tissues were measured by quantitative real-time PCR, and its correlation with overall survival of cervical cancer patients was analyzed statistically. Our results showed that the expression levels of SPRY4-IT1 were higher in cervical cancer tissues than in adjacent normal tissues...
September 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642558/rabbit-m1-and-m2-macrophages-can-be-induced-by-human-recombinant-gm-csf-and-m-csf
#19
Kazuyoshi Yamane, Kai-Poon Leung
Macrophages can change their phenotype in response to environmental cues. Polarized macrophages are broadly classified into two groups: classical activated M1 and alternative activated M2. Characterization of human macrophages has been widely studied, but polarized macrophages in rabbits have not been characterized. We characterized rabbit macrophages that were polarized using human recombinant GM-CSF and M-CSF. GM-CSF-treated macrophages had higher mRNA expression of proinflammatory cytokines (M1 phenotype) than did the M-CSF-treated counterpart...
September 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642557/gene-transcription-and-steviol-glycoside-accumulation-in-stevia-rebaudiana-under-polyethylene-glycol-induced-drought-stress-in-greenhouse-cultivation
#20
Shokoofeh Hajihashemi, Jan M C Geuns
Stevia rebaudiana is a sweet herb of the Astraceae family, which is cultivated for the natural sweeteners it contains. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of drought, simulated by the application of polyethylene glycol (5%, 10%, and 15% w/v), on the content of steviol glycosides (SVglys) and transcription levels of six genes involved in the biosynthesis of these natural sweeteners. The transcription levels of ent-kaurene synthase, ent-kaurene oxidase, ent-kaurenoic acid hydroxylase, and three UDP-dependent glycosyltransferases, UGT85C2,UGT74G1 and UGT76G1 were downregulated under polyethylene glycol treatment...
September 2016: FEBS Open Bio
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