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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448495/dysregulation-of-inf2-mediated-mitochondrial-fission-in-spop-mutated-prostate-cancer
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Xiaofeng Jin, Jie Wang, Kun Gao, Pingzhao Zhang, Longfang Yao, Yan Tang, Lisha Tang, Jian Ma, Jiantao Xiao, Enceng Zhang, Jie Zhu, Bin Zhang, Shi-Min Zhao, Yao Li, Shancheng Ren, Haojie Huang, Long Yu, Chenji Wang
Next-generation sequencing of the exome and genome of prostate cancers has identified numerous genetic alternations. SPOP (Speckle-type POZ Protein) was one of the most frequently mutated genes in primary prostate cancer, suggesting SPOP is a potential driver of prostate cancer development and progression. However, how SPOP mutations contribute to prostate cancer pathogenesis remains poorly understood. SPOP acts as an adaptor protein of the CUL3-RBX1 E3 ubiquitin ligase complex that generally recruits substrates for ubiquitination and subsequent degradation...
April 27, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443689/recent-achievements-in-tc-99m-radiopharmaceutical-direct-production-by-medical-cyclotrons
#2
Alessandra Boschi, Petra Martini, Micol Pasquali, Licia Uccelli
(99m)Tc is the most commonly used radionuclide in the field of diagnostic imaging, a noninvasive method intended to diagnose a disease, assess the disease state and monitor the effects of treatments. Annually, the use of (99m)Tc, covers about 85% of nuclear medicine applications. This isotope releases gamma rays at about the same wavelength as conventional X-ray diagnostic equipment, and owing to its short half-life (t½ = 6 hours) is ideal for diagnostic nuclear imaging. A patient can be injected with a small amount of (99m)Tc and within 24 hours almost 94% of the injected radionuclide would have decayed and left the body, limiting the patient's radiation exposure...
April 26, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441348/deoxynucleoside-salvage-in-fission-yeast-allows-rescue-of-ribonucleotide-reductase-deficiency-but-not-spd1-mediated-inhibition-of-replication
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Oliver Fleck, Ulrik Fahnøe, Katrine Vyff Løvschal, Marie-Fabrice Uwamahoro Gasasira, Irina N Marinova, Birthe B Kragelund, Antony M Carr, Edgar Hartsuiker, Christian Holmberg, Olaf Nielsen
In fission yeast, the small, intrinsically disordered protein S-phase delaying protein 1 (Spd1) blocks DNA replication and causes checkpoint activation at least in part, by inhibiting the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase, which is responsible for the synthesis of DNA. The CRL4(Cdt2) E3 ubiquitin ligase mediates degradation of Spd1 and the related protein Spd2 at S phase of the cell cycle. We have generated a conditional allele of CRL4(Cdt2), by expressing the highly unstable substrate-recruiting protein Cdt2 from a repressible promoter...
April 25, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438891/a-second-wpl1-anti-cohesion-pathway-requires-dephosphorylation-of-fission-yeast-kleisin-rad21-by-pp4
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Adrien Birot, Karen Eguienta, Stéphanie Vazquez, Stéphane Claverol, Marc Bonneu, Karl Ekwall, Jean-Paul Javerzat, Sabine Vaur
Cohesin mediates sister chromatid cohesion which is essential for chromosome segregation and repair. Sister chromatid cohesion requires an acetyl-transferase (Eso1 in fission yeast) counteracting Wpl1, promoting cohesin release from DNA We report here that Wpl1 anti-cohesion function includes an additional mechanism. A genetic screen uncovered that Protein Phosphatase 4 (PP4) mutants allowed cell survival in the complete absence of Eso1. PP4 co-immunoprecipitated Wpl1 and cohesin and Wpl1 triggered Rad21 de-phosphorylation in a PP4-dependent manner...
April 24, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438530/ferulic-acid-attenuates-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-damage-caused-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-via-punctate-mitochondria-dependent-mitophagy
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Jun-Li Chen, Wen-Jun Duan, Si Luo, Shi Li, Xiao-Hui Ma, Bo-Nan Hou, Shu-Yi Cheng, Shu-Huan Fang, Qi Wang, Shui-Qing Huang, Yun-Bo Chen
Ferulic acid (FA) has an important effect on scavenging free radicals, which is related to the alleviation of various neurodegenerative diseases. However, there are few studies about its effects on vascular dementia. In this study, we demonstrated the effect of FA on oxidative damage of brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) which underwent oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) for 2 hours. Our data showed that FA significantly reversed the oxidative stress state of OGD-treated BMECs and reduced mitochondrial dysfunction...
April 21, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437982/versatile-supercontinuum-generation-in-parabolic-multimode-optical-fibers
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M A Eftekhar, L G Wright, M S Mills, M Kolesik, R Amezcua Correa, F W Wise, D N Christodoulides
We demonstrate that the pump's spatial input profile can provide additional degrees of freedom in tailoring at will the nonlinear dynamics and the ensuing spectral content of supercontinuum generation in highly multimoded optical fibers. Experiments and simulations carried out at 1550 nm indicate that the modal composition of the input beam can substantially alter the soliton fission process as well as the resulting Raman and dispersive wave generation that eventually lead to supercontinuum in such a multimode environment...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436948/mitochondrial-elongation-mediated-glucose-metabolism-reprogramming-is-essential-for-tumour-cell-survival-during-energy-stress
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J Li, Q Huang, X Long, X Guo, X Sun, X Jin, Z Li, T Ren, P Yuan, X Huang, H Zhang, J Xing
To date, mechanisms of tumour cell survival under energy stress are not well understood. Cumulative evidence is beginning to reveal that specific mitochondrial morphologies are often associated with energetic states and survival of cells. However, the functional roles of mitochondria in the metabolic adaptation of tumour cells to energy stress remain to be elucidated. In this study, we first investigated the changes in mitochondrial morphology induced by nutrition deprivation in tumour cells, and the underlying molecular mechanism...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435473/downregulation-of-mitochondrial-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibits-the-stemness-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-decreasing-the-activity-of-dynamin-related-protein-1
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Teng-Jian Zhou, Shi-Li Zhang, Cheng-Yong He, Qun-Ying Zhuang, Pei-Yu Han, Sheng-Wei Jiang, Huan Yao, Yi-Jun Huang, Wen-Hua Ling, Yu-Chun Lin, Zhong-Ning Lin
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a small subset of malignant cells, possessing stemness, with strong tumorigenic capability, conferring resistance to therapy and leading to the relapse of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Our previous study suggested that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) would be a novel target for the CSCs-like side population (SP) cells in NPC. In the present study, we further found that COX-2 maintained the stemness of NPC by enhancing the activity of mitochondrial dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a mitochondrial fission mediator, by studying both sorted SP cells from NPC cell lines and gene expression analyses in NPC tissues...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434671/resveratrol-improves-mitochondrial-function-in-the-remnant-kidney-from-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
#9
Yan Hui, Miaomiao Lu, Yarong Han, Hongli Zhou, Wei Liu, Lijing Li, Ruixia Jin
Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Resveratrol has been demonstrated to be beneficial for the recovery of kidney diseases. In this study, the 5/6 nephrectomized rat was used as a CKD model and the TGF-β1-exposed mouse mesangial cells were used as an in vitro model. Pathological examination showed that resveratrol treatment attenuated glomerular injury in the remnant kidney of 5/6 nephrectomized rat. Additionally, resveratrol improved mitochondrial function in vivo and in vitro, as evidenced by increasing mitochondrial membrane potential, increasing ATP, decreasing reactive oxygen species production and enhancing activities of complex I and III...
April 20, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432181/dual-nature-of-pseudouridylation-in-u2-snrna-pus1p-dependent-and-pus1p-independent-activities-in-yeasts-and-higher-eukaryotes
#10
Svetlana Deryusheva, Joseph G Gall
The pseudouridine at position 43 in vertebrate U2 snRNA is one of the most conserved posttranscriptional modifications of spliceosomal snRNAs; the equivalent position is pseudouridylated in U2 snRNAs in different phyla including fungi, insects, and worms. Pseudouridine synthase Pus1p acts alone on U2 snRNA to form this pseudouridine in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and mouse. Furthermore, in S. cerevisiae Pus1p is the only pseudouridine synthase for this position. Using an in vivo yeast cell system we tested enzymatic activity of Pus1p from the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and the frog Xenopus tropicalis...
April 21, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432138/inhibition-of-drp1-ameliorates-synaptic-depression-a%C3%AE-deposition-and-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease-model
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Seung-Hyun Baek, So Jung Park, Jae In Jeong, Sung Hyun Kim, Jihoon Han, Jae Won Kyung, Sang-Ha Baik, Yuri Choi, Bo-Youn Choi, Jinsu Park, Gahee Bahn, Ji Hyun Shin, Doo Sin Jo, Joo-Yong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang, Thiruma V Arumugam, Jongpil Kim, Jeung-Whan Han, Jae-Young Koh, Dong-Hyung Cho, Dong-Gyu Jo
Excessive mitochondrial fission is a prominent early event, and contributes to mitochondrial dysfunction, synaptic failure and neuronal cell death in the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it remains to be determined whether inhibition of excessive mitochondrial fission is beneficial in mammal models of AD. To determine whether dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a key regulator of mitochondrial fragmentation, can be a disease-modifying therapeutic target for AD, we examine the effects of Drp1 inhibitor on mitochondrial and synaptic dysfunctions induced by oligomeric β-amyloid (Aβ) in neurons, and neuropathology and cognitive functions in APP/PS1 double transgenic AD mice...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431336/beam-induced-back-streaming-electron-suppression-analysis-for-an-accelerator-type-neutron-generator-designed-for-40-ar-39-ar-geochronology
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Cory Waltz, Mauricio Ayllon, Tim Becker, Lee Bernstein, Ka-Ngo Leung, Leo Kirsch, Paul Renne, Karl Van Bibber
A facility based on a next-generation, high-flux D-D neutron generator has been commissioned and it is now operational at the University of California, Berkeley. The current generator designed for (40)Ar/(39)Ar dating of geological materials produces nearly monoenergetic 2.45MeV neutrons at outputs of 10(8)n/s. The narrow energy range is advantageous relative to the (235)U fission spectrum neutrons due to (i) reduced (39)Ar recoil energy, (ii) minimized production of interfering argon isotopes from K, Ca, and Cl, and (iii) reduced total activity for radiological safety and waste generation...
April 13, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427098/opa1-in-lipid-metabolism-function-of-opa1-in-lipolysis-and-thermogenesis-of-adipocytes
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Dinh-Toi Chu, Yang Tao, Kjetil Taskén
OPA1 (Optic Atrophy 1) is a mitochondrial GTPase known to regulate fission of mitochondria. It was recently also shown to locate on lipid droplets in adipocytes where it functions as an A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP) that mediates adrenergic control of lipolysis by facilitating PKA phosphorylation of perilipin (Plin1). In brown adipocytes indirect evidence support the notion that OPA1 regulation of fission serves to increase thermogenesis, which thereby contributes to dissipation of energy. In white adipocytes, OPA1 located on lipid droplets serves as a gatekeeper to control lipolysis induced by adrenergic agonists...
April 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426144/a-multiplex-culture-system-for-the-long-term-growth-of-fission-yeast-cells
#14
Celine Callens, Nelson C Coelho, Aaron W Miller, Maria Rosa Domino Sananes, Maitreya J Dunham, Matthieu Denoual, Damien Coudreuse
Maintenance of long-term cultures of yeast cells is central to a broad range of investigations, from metabolic studies to laboratory evolution assays. However, repeated dilutions of batch cultures lead to variations in medium composition, with implications for cell physiology. In S. cerevisiae, powerful miniaturized chemostat setups, or ministat arrays, have been shown to allow for constant dilution of multiple independent cultures. Here we set out to adapt these arrays for continuous culture of a morphologically and physiologically distinct yeast, the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, with the goal of maintaining constant population density over time...
April 20, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424666/napa-mediates-a-redox-regulation-of-the-antioxidant-response-carbon-utilization-and-development-in-aspergillus-nidulans
#15
Ariann E Mendoza-Martínez, Fernando Lara-Rojas, Olivia Sánchez, Jesús Aguirre
The redox-regulated transcription factors (TFs) of the bZIP AP1 family, such as yeast Yap1 and fission yeast Pap1, are activated by peroxiredoxin proteins (Prxs) to regulate the antioxidant response. Previously, Aspergillus nidulans mutants lacking the Yap1 ortholog NapA have been characterized as sensitive to H2O2 and menadione. Here we study NapA roles in relation to TFs SrrA and AtfA, also involved in oxidant detoxification, showing that these TFs play different roles in oxidative stress resistance, catalase gene regulation and development, during A...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423551/metabolic-reprogramming-of-the-premalignant-colonic-mucosa-is-an-early-event-in-carcinogenesis
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Mart Dela Cruz, Sarah Ledbetter, Sanjib Chowdhury, Ashish K Tiwari, Navneet Momi, Ramesh K Wali, Charles Bliss, Christopher Huang, David Lichtenstein, Swati Bhattacharya, Anisha Varma-Wilson, Vadim Backman, Hemant K Roy
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. There is an increasing need for the identification of biomarkers of pre-malignant and early stage CRC to improve risk-stratification and screening recommendations. In this study, we investigated the possibility of metabolic and mitochondrial reprogramming early in the pre-malignant colorectal field. METHODS: Rectal biopsies were taken from 81 patients undergoing screening colonoscopy, and gene expression of metabolic and mitochondrial markers were assessed using real time quantitative PCR...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423497/drp1-dependent-mitophagy-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis-of-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-improving-mitochondrial-function
#17
Chuanyan Zhao, Zhuyun Chen, Jia Qi, Suyan Duan, Zhimin Huang, Chengning Zhang, Lin Wu, Ming Zeng, Bo Zhang, Ningning Wang, Huijuan Mao, Aihua Zhang, Changying Xing, Yanggang Yuan
Cisplatin chemotherapy often causes acute kidney injury (AKI) in cancer patients. There is increasing evidence that mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. Degradation of damaged mitochondria is carried out by mitophagy. Although mitophagy is considered of particular importance in protecting against AKI, little is known of the precise role of mitophagy and its molecular mechanisms during cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. Also, evidence that activation of mitophagy improved mitochondrial function is lacking...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423198/an-estradiol-inducible-promoter-enables-fast-graduated-control-of-gene-expression-in-fission-yeast
#18
Makoto J Ohira, David G Hendrickson, R Scott McIsaac, Nicholas Rhind
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe lacks a diverse toolkit of inducible promoters for experimental manipulation. Available inducible promoters suffer from slow induction kinetics, limited control of expression levels and/or a requirement for defined growth medium. In particular, no S. pombe inducible promoter systems exhibit a linear dose response, which would allow expression to be tuned to specific levels. We have adapted a fast, orthogonal promoter system with a large dynamic range and a linear dose response, based on β-estradiol-regulated function of the human estrogen receptor, for use in S...
April 19, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421765/singlet-fission-in-weakly-interacting-acene-molecules
#19
Sharareh Izadnia, David Schönleber, Alexander Eisfeld, Alex Ruf, Aaron C LaForge, Frank Stienkemeier
The energy conversion in solar cells has conventionally been limited by the Shockley-Queisser limit. Singlet fission (SF), a decay mechanism where a single excited singlet state is converted into two triplet states, can drastically improve this efficiency. For the most part, observation of SF has been limited to crystalline structures in solids and films, where strong ordering was present. Here, we report on singlet fission in a disordered system where organic chromophores are distributed on the surface of a rare gas cluster...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419898/theory-guided-access-to-efficient-photodegradation-of-the-simplest-perfluorocarboxylic-acid-trifluoroacetic-acid
#20
Cheng Luo, Wenyi Dong, Yurong Gu
The photodegradation approaches of perfluorocarboxylic acids have attracted considerable attention and have been developed extensively. However, the reaction channels along which the perfluorocarboxylic acid molecules dissociate remain to be deciphered by means of the quantum chemical method at the electronically excited state level of theory until now. Here we report the photodissociation mechanism of the simplest perfluorocarboxylic acid, trifluoroacetic acid, using the complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) and the multi-configurational second-order perturbation (CASPT2) methods...
March 30, 2017: Chemosphere
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