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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098754/drp1-dependent-mitochondrial-fission-plays-critical-roles-in-physiological-and-pathological-progresses-in-mammals
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Chenxia Hu, Yong Huang, Lanjuan Li
Current research has demonstrated that mitochondrial morphology, distribution, and function are maintained by the balanced regulation of mitochondrial fission and fusion, and perturbation of the homeostasis between these processes has been related to cell or organ dysfunction and abnormal mitochondrial redistribution. Abnormal mitochondrial fusion induces the fragmentation of mitochondria from a tubular morphology into pieces; in contrast, perturbed mitochondrial fission results in the fusion of adjacent mitochondria...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096973/a-fission-yeast-cell-based-system-for-multidrug-resistant-hiv-1-proteases
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Zsigmond Benko, Dong Liang, Ge Li, Robert T Elder, Anindya Sarkar, Jun Takayama, Arun K Ghosh, Richard Y Zhao
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 protease (PR) is an essential enzyme for viral production. Thus, PR inhibitors (PIs) are the most effective class of anti-HIV drugs. However, the main challenge to the successful use of PI drugs in patient treatment is the emergence of multidrug resistant PRs (mdrPRs). This study aimed to develop a fission yeast cell-based system for rapid testing of new PIs that combat mdrPRs. RESULTS: Three mdrPRs were isolated from HIV-infected patients that carried seven (M7PR), ten (M10PR) and eleven (M11PR) PR gene mutations, respectively...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096519/the-nuclear-poly-a-binding-protein-of-mammals-but-not-of-fission-yeast-participates-in-mrna-polyadenylation
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Uwe Kühn, Juliane Buschmann, Elmar Wahle
The nuclear poly(A) binding protein (PABPN1) has been suggested, on the basis of biochemical evidence, to play a role in mRNA polyadenylation by strongly increasing the processivity of poly(A) polymerase. While experiments in metazoans have tended to support such a role, the results were not unequivocal, and genetic data show that the S. pombe orthologue of PABPN1, Pab2, is not involved in mRNA polyadenylation. The specific model that PABPN1 increases the rate of poly(A) tail elongation has never been examined in vivo...
January 17, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096402/establishment-of-expression-state-boundaries-by-rif1-and-taz1-in-fission-yeast
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Tea Toteva, Bethany Mason, Yutaka Kanoh, Peter Brøgger, Daniel Green, Janne Verhein-Hansen, Hisao Masai, Geneviève Thon
The Shelterin component Rif1 has emerged as a global regulator of the replication-timing program in all eukaryotes examined to date, possibly by modulating the 3D-organization of the genome. In fission yeast a second Shelterin component, Taz1, might share similar functions. Here, we identified unexpected properties for Rif1 and Taz1 by conducting high-throughput genetic screens designed to identify cis- and trans-acting factors capable of creating heterochromatin-euchromatin boundaries in fission yeast. The preponderance of cis-acting elements identified in the screens originated from genomic loci bound by Taz1 and associated with origins of replication whose firing is repressed by Taz1 and Rif1...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094774/ab-initio-calculations-of-the-n-n-bond-dissociation-for-the-gas-phase-rdx-and-hmx
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Lin-Lin Liu, Pei-Jin Liu, Song-Qi Hu, Guo-Qiang He
NO2 fission is a vital factor for 1,3,5-Trinitroperhydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX) decomposition. In this study, the geometry of the gas-phase RDX and HMX molecules was optimized, and the bond order and the bond dissociation energy of the N-N bonds were examined. Moreover, the rate constants of the gas-phase RDX and HMX conformers, concerning the N-N bond dissociation, were evaluated using the microcanonical variational transition state theory (μVT). The calculation results have shown that HMX is more stable than RDX in terms of the N-N bond dissociation, and the conformers stability parameters were as follows: RDXaaa < RDXaae < HMX I < HMX II...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094501/artificial-cells-synthetic-compartments-with-life-like-functionality-and-adaptivity
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Bastiaan C Buddingh', Jan C M van Hest
Cells are highly advanced microreactors that form the basis of all life. Their fascinating complexity has inspired scientists to create analogs from synthetic and natural components using a bottom-up approach. The ultimate goal here is to assemble a fully man-made cell that displays functionality and adaptivity as advanced as that found in nature, which will not only provide insight into the fundamental processes in natural cells but also pave the way for new applications of such artificial cells. In this Account, we highlight our recent work and that of others on the construction of artificial cells...
January 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094247/erratum-fission-and-fusion-scenarios-for-magnetic-microswimmer-clusters
#7
Francisca Guzmán-Lastra, Andreas Kaiser, Hartmut Löwen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093891/multifaceted-effects-of-antimetabolite-and-anticancer-drug-2-deoxyglucose-on-eukaryotic-cancer-models-budding-and-fission-yeast
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REVIEW
Akshay Vishwanatha, Cletus Joseph Michael D'Souza
Glycolytic inhibitors are of interest therapeutically as they are effective against cancers that display increased glycolytic rate and mitochondrial defects. 2-Deoxyglucose (2-DG) is one such glycolytic inhibitor and was identified to be a competitive inhibitor of glucose. Studies from past few decades have shown that the mechanism of action of 2-DG is complex involving several metabolic and signaling pathways. Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe are two important models for studying metabolism, cell cycle and cell signaling...
January 17, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090266/reconstruction-of-a-composite-comparative-map-composed-of-ten-legume-genomes
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Chaeyoung Lee, Dongwoon Yu, Hong-Kyu Choi, Ryan W Kim
The Fabaceae (legume family) is the third largest and the second of agricultural importance among flowering plant groups. In this study, we report the reconstruction of a composite comparative map composed of ten legume genomes, including seven species from the galegoid clade (Medicago truncatula, Medicago sativa, Lens culinaris, Pisum sativum, Lotus japonicus, Cicer arietinum, Vicia faba) and three species from the phaseoloid clade (Vigna radiata, Phaseolus vulgaris, Glycine max). To accomplish this comparison, a total of 209 cross-species gene-derived markers were employed...
2017: Genes & Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089756/glycan-alteration-imparts-cellular-resistance-to-a-membrane-lytic-anticancer-peptide
#10
Ken Ishikawa, Scott H Medina, Joel P Schneider, Amar J S Klar
Although resistance toward small-molecule chemotherapeutics has been well studied, the potential of tumor cells to avoid destruction by membrane-lytic compounds remains unexplored. Anticancer peptides (ACPs) are a class of such agents that disrupt tumor cell membranes through rapid and non-stereospecific mechanisms, encouraging the perception that cellular resistance toward ACPs is unlikely to occur. We demonstrate that eukaryotic cells can, indeed, develop resistance to the model oncolytic peptide SVS-1, which preferentially disrupts the membranes of cancer cells...
January 9, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087886/d-chiro-inositol-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-via-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-fission
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Bobo Zhang, Xudan Guo, Yunlong Li, Qiang Peng, Jinfeng Gao, Baolin Liu, Min Wang
SCOPE: D-chiro inositol (DCI), an isomer of inositol, possesses anti-oxidative and endothelial protective properties. The mechanism by which DCI prevents endothelial dysfunction was investigated, with emphasis on oxidative stress. METHODS AND RESULTS: DCI was found to inhibit NOX4 induction and enhance Nrf2 activity in palmitate (PA)-stimulated cells, showing that DCI prevents oxidative stress. DCI suppressed Ser616 phosphorylation and increased Ser637 phosphorylation of Drp1 and inhibited PA-induced mitochondrial fission...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087710/targeting-argonaute-to-chromatin
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Jered M Wendte, Craig S Pikaard
In many eukaryotes, siRNAs bound to Argonaute proteins guide chromatin-modifying enzymes to complementary loci, resulting in transcriptional gene silencing. Multiple lines of evidence indicate that siRNAs base-pair with longer RNAs produced at target loci, but the possibility that siRNAs base-pair directly with DNA remains an attractive hypothesis. In a recent study, Shimada et al. (pp. 2571-2580) conducted experiments that address these alternative hypotheses, yielding additional evidence that fission yeast siRNA-Argonaute silencing complexes are recruited to target loci exclusively via interactions with nascent transcripts...
December 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087675/dna-repair-and-mutations-during-quiescence-in-yeast
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Serge Gangloff, Benoit Arcangioli
Life is maintained through alternating phases of cell division and quiescence. The causes and consequences of spontaneous mutations have been extensively explored in proliferating cells, and the major sources include errors of DNA replication and DNA repair. The foremost consequences are genetic variations within a cell population that can lead to heritable diseases and drive evolution. While most of our knowledge on DNA damage response and repair has been gained through cells actively dividing, it remains essential to also understand how DNA damage is metabolized in cells which are not dividing...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077713/reversible-disruption-of-neuronal-mitochondria-by-ischemic-and-traumatic-injury-revealed-by-quantitative-two-photon-imaging-in-the-neocortex-of-anesthetized-mice
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Mikhail Kislin, Jeremy Sword, Ioulia V Fomitcheva, Deborah Croom, Evgeny Pryazhnikov, Eero Lihavainen, Dmytro Toptunov, Heikki Rauvala, Andre S Ribeiro, Leonard Khiroug, Sergei A Kirov
: Mitochondria play a variety of functional roles in cortical neurons, from metabolic support and neuroprotection to the release of cytokines that trigger apoptosis. In dendrites, mitochondrial structure is closely linked to their function, and fragmentation (fission) of the normally elongated mitochondria indicates loss of their function under pathological conditions, such as stroke and brain trauma. Using in vivo two-photon microscopy in mouse brain, we quantified mitochondrial fragmentation in a full spectrum of cortical injuries, ranging from severe to mild...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075229/altered-mitochondrial-dynamics-as-a-consequence-of-venezuelan-equine-encephalitis-virus-infection
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Forrest Keck, Taryn Brooks-Faulconer, Tyler Lark, Pavitra Ravishankar, Charles Bailey, Carolina Salvador-Morales, Aarthi Narayanan
Mitochondria are sentinel organelles that are impacted by various forms of cellular stress, including viral infections. While signaling events associated with mitochondria, including those activated by pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), are widely studied, alterations in mitochondrial distribution and changes in mitochondrial dynamics are also beginning to be associated with cellular insult. Cells of neuronal origin have been demonstrated to display remarkable alterations in several instances, including neurodegenerative disorders...
January 11, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071871/harmonization-of-mangiferin-on-methylmercury-engendered-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#16
Shubhankar Das, Ajanta Paul, Kamalesh D Mumbrekar, Satish B S Rao
Mangiferin (MGN), a C-glucosylxanthone abundantly found in mango plants, was studied for its potential to ameliorate methylmercury (MeHg) induced mitochondrial damage in HepG2 (human hepatocarcinoma) cell line. Cell viability experiments performed using 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5- diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) showed protective property of MGN in annulling MeHg-induced cytotoxicity. Conditioning the cells with optimal dose of MGN (50 µM) lowered MeHg-induced oxidative stress, calcium influx/efflux, depletion of mitochondrial trans-membrane potential and prevented mitochondrial fission as observed by decrease in Mitotracker red fluorescence, expression of pDRP1 (serine 616), and DRP1 levels...
February 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070569/benzene-centered-tripodal-diglycolamides-synthesis-metal-ion-extraction-luminescence-spectroscopy-and-dft-studies
#17
Andrea Leoncini, Seraj Ahmad Ansari, Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra, Anil Boda, Sheikh Musharaf Ali, Arijit Sengupta, Jurriaan Huskens, Willem Verboom
Three benzene-centered tripodal diglycolamides (Bz-T-DGAs) were synthesized and evaluated for actinide, lanthanide, and fission product ion extraction. 1,3,5-Triethylbenzene-based tripodal DGA (LI) showed high distribution ratio (D) values for Am(3+) and Eu(3+) in a mixture of 95% n-dodecane and 5% iso-decanol at 3 M HNO3. Eu/Am separation factors, in the range of 8-10, were obtained at 1 M HNO3 which decreased at higher acidities with the exception of LII which did not show much change. Benzene-1,3,5-triamide-based tripodal DGA (LII) exhibited a high D-value for Pu(4+) compared to the other ligands...
January 10, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069740/checkpoint-independent-regulation-of-origin-firing-by-mrc1-through-interaction-with-hsk1-kinase
#18
Seiji Matsumoto, Yutaka Kanoh, Michie Shimmoto, Motoshi Hayano, Kyosuke Ueda, Rino Fukatsu, Naoko Kakusho, Hisao Masai
Mrc1 is a conserved checkpoint mediator protein that transduces replication-stress signal to downstream effector kinase. Loss of mrc1 checkpoint activity results in aberrant activation of late/dormant origins in the presence of hydroxyurea. Mrc1 was also suggested to regulate orders of early-origin firing in a checkpoint-independent manner, but its mechanism was unknown. Here we identify HBS (Hsk1 Bypass Segment) on Mrc1. ΔHBS does not suppress late/dormant origin firing in the presence of hydroxyurea but causes precocious and enhanced activation of weak early-firing origins during normal S-phase progression, and bypasses the requirement of Hsk1 for growth...
January 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065318/in-vitro-reactivation-of-the-cytokinetic-contractile-ring-of-fission-yeast-cells
#19
I Mabuchi, J Kashiwazaki, M Mishra
Cytokinesis is a process by which a mother cell is divided into two daughter cells after chromosome segregation. In both animal and fungal cells, cytokinesis is carried out by the constriction of the contractile ring made up of actin, myosin-II, and other conserved proteins. Detailed genetic and cell biological analysis of cytokinesis has led to the identification of various genes involved in the process of cytokinesis including the cytological description of the process. However, detailed biochemical analysis of the process is lacking...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065315/nuclear-displacement-and-fluorescence-recovery-after-photobleaching-frap-assays-to-study-division-site-placement-and-cytokinesis-in-fission-yeast
#20
P Ullal, P Bhatia, S G Martin
Cytokinesis is an essential cellular event that completes the cell division cycle. It begins with the assembly of an actomyosin contractile ring that undergoes constriction concomitant with the septum formation to divide the cell in two. Placement of the septum at the right position is important to ensure fidelity of the division process. In fission yeast, the medially placed nucleus is a major spatial cue to position the site of division. In this chapter, we describe a simple synthetic biology-based approach to displace the nucleus and study the consequence on division site positioning...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
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