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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424783/peptide-fraction-poh2-exerts-antiadipogenic-activity-through-inhibition-of-c-ebp-%C3%AE-and-ppar-%C3%AE-expression-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Thi Tuyet Nhung Nguyen, Thi Thu Ha, Thi Hoa Nguyen, Thi Hien Vu, Nam Hai Truong, Hoang Ha Chu, Dong Van Quyen
Many studies have comprehensively examined the venom of Ophiophagus hannah snake. Its venom comprises different compounds exhibiting a wide range of pharmacological activities. In this investigation, four peptide fractions (PFs), ranging from 3 kDa to 10 kDa, isolated from the Vietnamese snake venom of O. hannah were separated by HPLC and investigated for their inhibitory activity on adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The most effective PF was then further purified, generating two peptides, pOh1 and pOh2...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421097/development-of-incompletely-fused-carpels-in-maize-ovary-revealed-by-mirna-target-gene-and-phytohormone-analysis
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Hongping Li, Ting Peng, Qun Wang, Yufeng Wu, Jianfeng Chang, Moubiao Zhang, Guiliang Tang, Chaohai Li
Although the molecular basis of carpel fusion in maize ovary development remains largely unknown, increasing evidence suggests a critical role of microRNAs (miRNAs). In this study, a combination of miRNA sequencing, degradome and physiological analyses was used to characterize carpel fusion development in maize ovaries showing incompletely (IFC) and completely fused carpels (CFC). A total of 162 known miRNAs distributed across 33 families were identified, of which 20 were differentially expressed. In addition, 53 miRNA candidates were identified, of which 10 were differentially expressed in the IFC and CFC ovaries...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419345/dehydration-responsive-element-binding-transcription-factors-and-their-applications-for-the-engineering-of-stress-tolerance
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Pradeep K Agarwal, Kapil Gupta, Sergiy Lopato, Parinita Agarwal
Dehydration responsive element binding (DREB) factors or CRT element binding factors (CBFs) are members of the AP2/ERF family, which comprises a large number of stress-responsive regulatory genes. This review traverses almost two decades of research, from the discovery of DREB/CBF factors to their optimization for application in plant biotechnology. In this review, we describe (i) the discovery, classification, structure, and evolution of DREB genes and proteins; (ii) induction of DREB genes by abiotic stresses and involvement of their products in stress responses; (iii) protein structure and DNA binding selectivity of different groups of DREB proteins; (iv) post-transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms of DREB transcription factor (TF) regulation; and (v) physical and/or functional interaction of DREB TFs with other proteins during plant stress responses...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416805/a-new-inhibitor-of-the-%C3%AE-arrestin-ap2-endocytic-complex-reveals-interplay-between-gpcr-internalization-and-signalling
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Alexandre Beautrait, Justine S Paradis, Brandon Zimmerman, Jenna Giubilaro, Ljiljana Nikolajev, Sylvain Armando, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Lama Yamani, Yoon Namkung, Franziska M Heydenreich, Etienne Khoury, Martin Audet, Philippe P Roux, Dmitry B Veprintsev, Stéphane A Laporte, Michel Bouvier
In addition to G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) desensitization and endocytosis, β-arrestin recruitment to ligand-stimulated GPCRs promotes non-canonical signalling cascades. Distinguishing the respective contributions of β-arrestin recruitment to the receptor and β-arrestin-promoted endocytosis in propagating receptor signalling has been limited by the lack of selective analytical tools. Here, using a combination of virtual screening and cell-based assays, we have identified a small molecule that selectively inhibits the interaction between β-arrestin and the β2-adaptin subunit of the clathrin adaptor protein AP2 without interfering with the formation of receptor/β-arrestin complexes...
April 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408756/apple-pomace-improves-the-quality-of-pig-manure-aerobic-compost-by-reducing-emissions-of-nh3-and-n2o
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Hui Mao, Teng Zhang, Ronghua Li, Bingnian Zhai, Zhaohui Wang, Quan Wang, Zengqiang Zhang
In this study, the effects of apple pomace (AP) addition (0%, 5%, 10%, and 20% on a dry weight basis, named as control, AP1, AP2, and AP3) and citric acid (CA) addition on nitrogen conservation were investigated during aerobic composting of pig manure. Gaseous emissions of NH3 and N2O were inhibited by AP and CA addition, with AP's effect greater. The inhibition improved with increasing AP addition. The AP3 treatment was the most effective on NH3 adsorption and transformation to [Formula: see text]-N, improved with subsequent transformation to [Formula: see text]-N, and inhibition of N2O and [Formula: see text] production...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403182/functional-analysis-of-the-gmesr1-gene-associated-with-soybean-regeneration
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Chao Zhang, Xiaodong Wu, Binbin Zhang, Qingshan Chen, Ming Liu, Dawei Xin, Zhaoming Qi, Sinan Li, Yanlong Ma, Lingshuang Wang, Yangmei Jin, Wenbin Li, Xiaoxia Wu, An-Yu Su
Plant regeneration can occur via in vitro tissue culture through somatic embryogenesis or de novo shoot organogenesis. Transformation of soybean (Glycine max) is difficult, hence optimization of the transformation system for soybean regeneration is required. This study investigated ENHANCER OF SHOOT REGENERATION 1 (GmESR1), a soybean transcription factor that targets regeneration-associated genes. Sequence analysis showed that GmESR1 contained a conserved 57 amino acid APETALA 2 (AP2)/ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR (ERF) DNA-binding domain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399645/prohibitin-at-the-crossroads-of-obesity-linked-diabetes-and-cancer
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Suresh Mishra, Bl Grégoire Nyomba
The promoter of a gene that is selectively expressed in just a few cell types provides unique opportunities to study: (1) the pleiotropic function of a protein in two different cell types including the cell compartment specific function, and (2) the crosstalk between two cell/tissue types at the systemic level. This is not possible with a ubiquitous or a highly specific gene promoter. The adipocyte protein-2 ( aP2) is one such gene. It is primarily expressed in adipocytes, but also selectively in monocytic macrophages and dendritic cells, among various immune cell types...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376558/pfap2tel-harbouring-a-non-canonical-dna-binding-ap2-domain-binds-to-plasmodium-falciparum-telomeres
#8
Miguel Sierra-Miranda, Shruthi S Vembar, Dulce María Delgadillo, P A Ávila-López, Miguel Vargas, Rosaura Hernandez-Rivas
The telomeres of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum are essential not only for chromosome end maintenance during blood stage development in humans but also to generate genetic diversity by facilitating homologous recombination of subtelomeric, multigene virulence families such as var and rifin. However, other than the telomerase PfTERT, proteins that act at P. falciparum telomeres are poorly characterized. To isolate components that bind to telomeres, we performed oligonucleotide pulldowns and electromobility shift assays with a telomeric DNA probe and identified a non-canonical member of the ApiAP2 family of transcription factors, PfAP2Tel (encoded by PF3D7_0622900), as a component of the P...
April 4, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371468/tremorolytic-effect-of-5-chloro-5-deoxy-%C3%A2-enba-a-potent-and-selective-adenosine-a1-receptor-agonist-evaluated-in-the-harmaline-induced-model-in-rats
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Barbara Kosmowska, Krystyna Ossowska, Urszula Głowacka, Jadwiga Wardas
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the role of adenosine A1 receptors in the harmaline-induced tremor in rats using 5'-chloro-5'-deoxy-(±)-ENBA (5'Cl5'd-(±)-ENBA), a brain-penetrant, potent, and selective adenosine A1 receptor agonist. METHODS: Harmaline was injected at a dose of 15 mg/kg ip and tremor was measured automatically in force-plate actimeters by an increased averaged power in the frequency band of 9-15 Hz (AP2) and by tremor index (a difference in power between AP2 and averaged power in the frequency band of 0-8 Hz)...
May 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363010/genetic-and-molecular-characterization-of-multiflorous-spikelet-in-oat
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C M Zimmer, I P Ubert, K Pellizzaro, L C Federizzi, I C Nava
Multiflorous spikelets are found in several grass species of agricultural and economic interest. In oat, this morphological characteristic is associated with the production of naked grains. Although many genetic studies have been performed over the past century, the inheritance of the multiflorous spikelet trait is not fully understood in oat. The objectives of this study were to evaluate environmental effects on the multiflorous spikelet trait, to estimate the number of genes controlling the trait, and to clone and characterize sequences of the AP2 gene in oat...
March 30, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360834/an-aberrant-phosphorylation-of-amyloid-precursor-protein-tyrosine-regulates-its-trafficking-and-the-binding-to-the-clathrin-endocytic-complex-in-neural-stem-cells-of-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Ebbe T Poulsen, Filomena Iannuzzi, Helle F Rasmussen, Thorsten J Maier, Jan J Enghild, Arne L Jørgensen, Carmela Matrone
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and is likely caused by defective amyloid precursor protein (APP) trafficking and processing in neurons leading to amyloid plaques containing the amyloid-β (Aβ) APP peptide byproducts. Understanding how APP is targeted to selected destinations inside neurons and identifying the mechanisms responsible for the generation of Aβ are thus the keys for the advancement of new therapies. We previously developed a mouse model with a mutation at tyrosine (Tyr) 682 in the C-terminus of APP...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357399/loss-of-pi3k-p110%C3%AE-in-the-adipose-tissue-results-in-infertility-and-delayed-puberty-onset-in-male-mice
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Victoria L Boughton Nelson, Ariel L Negrón, Inefta Reid, Justin A Thomas, Leon Yang, Richard Z Lin, Maricedes Acosta-Martínez
Deletion of PI3K catalytic subunit p110α in adipose tissue (aP2-Cre/p110α(flx/flx), α-/- hereafter) results in increased adiposity, glucose intolerance, and liver steatosis. Because this endocrine organ releases hormones like leptin, which are important in reproductive physiology, we investigated the reproductive phenotype of α-/- males. Compared to controls, α-/- males displayed delayed onset of puberty accompanied by a reduction in plasma LH levels and testicular weight. At postnatal day 30, α-/- mice exhibited normal body weight but elevated fasted plasma leptin levels...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352349/role-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-differentiation-in-steroid-induced-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Tiansheng Wang, Shoufa Teng, Yingxia Zhang, Fa Wang, Haijiao Ding, Li Guo
Steroids are known to inhibit osteogenic differentiation and decrease bone formation in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), while concomitantly inducing steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head (SANFH). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the function of MSCs on differentiation in SANFH and investigate the pathobiological mechanisms underlying SANFH in a rabbit model. MSCs in the control, trauma-induced ANFH (TANFH) and SANFH groups were incubated with low-glucose complete Dulbeccos modified Eagles medium containing 10% fetal bovine serum...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352346/salvianolic-acid-b-prevents-steroid-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-via-ppar%C3%AE-expression-in-rats
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Shuangqing Li, Juan Wang
Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) is a water-soluble phenolic compound derived from Salvia Miltiorrhiza. Recent studies show Sal B has a clear function of anti-cerebral ischemia injury, which is closely related to antioxidation, free radical scavenging, neuroprotection and the blood brain barrier. The aim of the present study was to verify whether Sal B prevents steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head and to investigate its underlying pharmacological mechanisms. Steroid-induced osteonecrosis rat models were established to evaluate the effects of Sal B on osteonecrotic changes and repair processes...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348232/symplastic-communication-spatially-directs-local-auxin-biosynthesis-to-maintain-root-stem-cell-niche-in-arabidopsis
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Yuting Liu, Meizhi Xu, Nengsong Liang, Yanghang Zheng, Qiaozhi Yu, Shuang Wu
Stem cells serve as the source of new cells for plant development. A group of stem cells form a stem cell niche (SCN) at the root tip and in the center of the SCN are slowly dividing cells called the quiescent center (QC). QC is thought to function as a signaling hub that inhibits differentiation of surrounding stem cells. Although it has been generally assumed that cell-to-cell communication provides positional information for QC and SCN maintenance, the tools for testing this hypothesis have long been lacking...
March 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346501/a-tissue-specific-role-for-intraflagellar-transport-genes-during-craniofacial-development
#16
Elizabeth N Schock, Jaime N Struve, Ching-Fang Chang, Trevor J Williams, John Snedeker, Aria C Attia, Rolf W Stottmann, Samantha A Brugmann
Primary cilia are nearly ubiquitous, cellular projections that function to transduce molecular signals during development. Loss of functional primary cilia has a particularly profound effect on the developing craniofacial complex, causing several anomalies including craniosynostosis, micrognathia, midfacial dysplasia, cleft lip/palate and oral/dental defects. Development of the craniofacial complex is an intricate process that requires interactions between several different tissues including neural crest cells, neuroectoderm and surface ectoderm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346440/endocytic-proteins-are-partitioned-at-the-edge-of-the-clathrin-lattice-in-mammalian-cells
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Kem A Sochacki, Andrea M Dickey, Marie-Paule Strub, Justin W Taraska
Dozens of proteins capture, polymerize and reshape the clathrin lattice during clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME). How or if this ensemble of proteins is organized in relation to the clathrin coat is unknown. Here, we map key molecules involved in CME at the nanoscale using correlative super-resolution light and transmission electron microscopy. We localize 19 different endocytic proteins (amphiphysin1, AP2, β2-arrestin, CALM, clathrin, DAB2, dynamin2, EPS15, epsin1, epsin2, FCHO2, HIP1R, intersectin, NECAP, SNX9, stonin2, syndapin2, transferrin receptor, VAMP2) on thousands of individual clathrin structures, generating a comprehensive molecular architecture of endocytosis with nanoscale precision...
April 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345032/agrobacterium-delivers-vire2-protein-into-host-cells-via-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis
#18
Xiaoyang Li, Shen Q Pan
Agrobacterium tumefaciens can cause crown gall tumors on a wide range of host plants. As a natural genetic engineer, the bacterium can transfer both single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) [transferred DNA (T-DNA)] molecules and bacterial virulence proteins into various recipient cells. Among Agrobacterium-delivered proteins, VirE2 is an ssDNA binding protein that is involved in various steps of the transformation process. However, it is not clear how plant cells receive the T-DNA or protein molecules. Using a split-green fluorescent protein approach, we monitored the VirE2 delivery process inside plant cells in real time...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341806/polar-localization-of-the-nip5-1-boric-acid-channel-is-maintained-by-endocytosis-and-facilitates-boron-transport-in-arabidopsis-roots
#19
Sheliang Wang, Akira Yoshinari, Tomoo Shimada, Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Namiki Mitani-Ueno, Jian Feng Ma, Satoshi Naito, Junpei Takano
Boron uptake in Arabidopsis thaliana is mediated by nodulin 26-like intrinsic protein (NIP)5;1, a boric acid channel that is located preferentially on the soil side of the plasma membrane in root cells. However, the mechanism underlying this polar localization is poorly understood. Here, we show that the polar localization of NIP5;1 in epidermal and endodermal root cells is mediated by the phosphorylation of Thr residues in the conserved TPG (ThrProGly) repeat in the N-terminal region of NIP5;1. Although substitutions of Ala for three Thr residues in the TPG repeat did not affect lateral diffusion in the plasma membrane, these substitutions inhibited endocytosis and strongly compromised the polar localization of GFP-NIP5;1...
March 24, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338755/red-blotch-disease-alters-grape-berry-development-and-metabolism-by-interfering-with-the-transcriptional-and-hormonal-regulation-of-ripening
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Barbara Blanco-Ulate, Helene Hopfer, Rosa Figueroa-Balderas, Zirou Ye, Rosa M Rivero, Alfonso Albacete, Francisco Pérez-Alfocea, Renata Koyama, Michael M Anderson, Rhonda J Smith, Susan E Ebeler, Dario Cantu
Grapevine red blotch-associated virus (GRBaV) is a major threat to the wine industry in the USA. GRBaV infections (aka red blotch disease) compromise crop yield and berry chemical composition, affecting the flavor and aroma properties of must and wine. In this study, we combined genome-wide transcriptional profiling with targeted metabolite analyses and biochemical assays to characterize the impact of the disease on red-skinned berry ripening and metabolism. Using naturally infected berries collected from two vineyards, we were able to identify consistent berry responses to GRBaV across different environmental and cultural conditions...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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