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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241141/enl-links-histone-acetylation-to-oncogenic-gene-expression-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
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Liling Wan, Hong Wen, Yuanyuan Li, Jie Lyu, Yuanxin Xi, Takayuki Hoshii, Julia K Joseph, Xiaolu Wang, Yong-Hwee E Loh, Michael A Erb, Amanda L Souza, James E Bradner, Li Shen, Wei Li, Haitao Li, C David Allis, Scott A Armstrong, Xiaobing Shi
Cancer cells are characterized by aberrant epigenetic landscapes and often exploit chromatin machinery to activate oncogenic gene expression programs. Recognition of modified histones by 'reader' proteins constitutes a key mechanism underlying these processes; therefore, targeting such pathways holds clinical promise, as exemplified by the development of bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) inhibitors. We recently identified the YEATS domain as an acetyl-lysine-binding module, but its functional importance in human cancer remains unknown...
March 1, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241063/role-of-dna-methylation-in-expression-control-of-the-ikzf3-gsdma-region-in-human-epithelial-cells
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Sanny Moussette, Abeer Al Tuwaijri, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Samar Elzein, Raquel Farias, Julie Bérubé, Bianca Ho, Catherine Laprise, Cynthia G Goodyer, Simon Rousseau, Anna K Naumova
Chromosomal region 17q12-q21 is associated with asthma and harbors regulatory polymorphisms that influence expression levels of all five protein-coding genes in the region: IKAROS family zinc finger 3 (Aiolos) (IKZF3), zona pellucida binding protein 2 (ZPBP2), ORMDL sphingolipid biosynthesis regulator 3 (ORMDL3), and gasdermins A and B (GSDMA, GSDMB). Furthermore, DNA methylation in this region has been implicated as a potential modifier of the genetic risk of asthma development. To further characterize the effect of DNA methylation, we examined the impact of treatment with DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) that causes DNA demethylation, on expression and promoter methylation of the five 17q12-q21 genes in the human airway epithelium cell line NuLi-1, embryonic kidney epithelium cell line 293T and human adenocarcinoma cell line MCF-7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240935/attentional-impairments-in-huntington-s-disease-a-specific-deficit-for-the-executive-conflict
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Pierre Maurage, Alexandre Heeren, Magali Lahaye, Anne Jeanjean, Lamia Guettat, Christine Verellen-Dumoulin, Stéphane Halkin, Joël Billieux, Eric Constant
OBJECTIVE: Huntington's disease (HD) is characterized by motor and cognitive impairments including memory, executive, and attentional functions. However, because earlier studies relied on multidetermined attentional tasks, uncertainty still abounds regarding the differential deficit across attentional subcomponents. Likewise, the evolution of these deficits during the successive stages of HD remains unclear. The present study simultaneously explored 3 distinct networks of attention (alerting, orienting, executive conflict) in preclinical and clinical HD...
February 27, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240761/hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cxcr3-chemokines-a-narrative-review
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E Giusy, F Poupak
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) results from several factors like viral hepatitis infection [hepatitis B, or C (25%)] or occupational exposure. T-helper (Th)1 inflammatory cells, characterized by interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin (IL)-2 secretion, predominate in the liver during chronic HCV infection, and chemokines attracting these cells are particularly important in disease progression. Among C-X-C chemokines, the non-ELR group [as IFN-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), monokine induced by IFN-γ (MIG) and IFN-inducible T-cell-alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC)], attracts Th1-cells interacting with chemokine C-X-C receptor (CXCR3)...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240436/the-ccl17-ccr4-axis-between-endometrial-stromal-cells-and-macrophages-contributes-to-the-high-levels-of-il-6-in-ectopic-milieu
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Wen-Jie Zhou, Xin-Xin Hou, Xiao-Qiu Wang, Da-Jin Li
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the elevation of proinflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6, in the peritoneal fluid. However, the precise mechanism of the highly elevated IL-6 levels in ectopic milieu remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the cross talk between endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) and macrophages contributes to the elevated IL-6 production. Samples of endometrium and ectopic tissues were obtained from patients with or without endometriosis...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240301/pplase-of-dermatophagoides-farinae-promotes-ovalbumin-induced-airway-allergy-by-modulating-the-functions-of-dendritic-cells-in-a-mouse-model
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Hui Wang, Lihua Mo, Xiaojun Xiao, Shu An, Xiaoyu Liu, Jinge Ba, Weifang Wu, Pixin Ran, Pingchang Yang, Zhigang Liu
Our previous studies revealed that many proteins in addition to the known allergens of D. farinae have not been fully characterized. We observed that Pplase did not respond to serum collected from patients sensitized to D. farinae. In a mouse model, Pplase significantly enhanced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and Th2 responses induced by ovalbumin (OVA) compared with mice treated with OVA alone. Moreover, exposure to Pplase significantly increased the expression of IRF4, CD80, CD83, MHCII and TNF-α in DC2...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240187/the-endocannabinoid-system-modulating-levels-of-consciousness-emotions-and-likely-dream-contents
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Eric Murillo-Rodriguez, José Carlos Pastrana-Trejo, Mireille Salas-Crisóstomo, Miriel de-la-Cruz
Cannabinoids are derivatives that are either compounds occurring naturally in the plant, Cannabis sativa or synthetic analogs of these molecules. The first and most widely investigated of the cannabinoids is ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), which is the main psychotropic constituent of cannabis and undergoes significant binding to cannabinoid receptors. These cannabinoid receptors are seven-transmembrane receptors that received their name from the fact that they respond to cannabinoid compounds, including Δ9-THC...
February 23, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239963/characterization-of-complex-heterogeneous-lipid-a-samples-using-hplc-ms-ms-technique-ii-structural-elucidation-of-non-phosphorylated-lipid-a-by-negative-ion-mode-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Viktor Sándor, Anikó Kilár, Ferenc Kilár, Béla Kocsis, Ágnes Dörnyei
Non-phosphorylated lipid A species confer reduced inflammatory potential for the bacteria. Knowledge on their chemical structure and presence in bacterial pathogens may contribute to the understanding of bacterial resistance and activation of the host innate immune system. In this study, we report the fragmentation pathways of negatively charged, non-phosphorylated lipid A species under low-energy collision-induced dissociation conditions of an electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight instrument. Charge-promoted consecutive and competitive eliminations of the acyl chains and cross-ring cleavages of the sugar residues were observed...
August 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239687/protein-phosphatase-5-contributes-to-the-overexpression-of-epigenetically-regulated-t-lymphocyte-genes-in-patients-with-lupus
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D Patel, G Gorelik, B Richardson
OBJECTIVE: Lupus develops when genetically predisposed people encounter certain drugs or environmental agents causing oxidative stress such as infections and sun exposure, and then typically follows a chronic relapsing course with flares triggered by the exogenous stressors. Current evidence indicates that these environmental agents can trigger lupus flares by inhibiting the replication of DNA methylation patterns during mitosis in CD4(+) T cells, altering the expression of genes suppressed by this mechanism that convert normal "helper" cells into auto reactive cells which promote lupus flares...
December 2016: Lupus (Los Angel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239645/pml-promotes-metastasis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-through-transcriptional-regulation-of-hif1a-target-genes
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Manfredi Ponente, Letizia Campanini, Roberto Cuttano, Andrea Piunti, Giacomo A Delledonne, Nadia Coltella, Roberta Valsecchi, Alessandra Villa, Ugo Cavallaro, Linda Pattini, Claudio Doglioni, Rosa Bernardi
Elucidating the molecular basis of tumor metastasis is pivotal for eradicating cancer-related mortality. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) encompasses a class of aggressive tumors characterized by high rates of recurrence and metastasis, as well as poor overall survival. Here, we find that the promyelocytic leukemia protein PML exerts a prometastatic function in TNBC that can be targeted by arsenic trioxide. We found that, in TNBC patients, constitutive HIF1A activity induces high expression of PML, along with a number of HIF1A target genes that promote metastasis at multiple levels...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239564/cancer-stem-cells-and-early-stage-basal-like-breast-cancer
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Pang-Kuo Lo, Benjamin Wolfson, Qun Zhou
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a category of early stage, non-invasive breast tumor defined by the intraductal proliferation of malignant breast epithelial cells. DCIS is a heterogeneous disease composed of multiple molecular subtypes including luminal, HER2 and basal-like types, which are characterized by immunohistochemical analyses and gene expression profiling. Following surgical and radiation therapies, patients with luminal-type, estrogen receptor-positive DCIS breast tumors can benefit from adjuvant endocrine-based treatment...
May 10, 2016: World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239415/coupling-gene-regulatory-patterns-to-bioprocess-conditions-to-optimize-synthetic-metabolic-modules-for-improved-sesquiterpene-production-in-yeast
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Bingyin Peng, Manuel R Plan, Alexander Carpenter, Lars K Nielsen, Claudia E Vickers
BACKGROUND: Assembly of heterologous metabolic pathways is commonly required to generate microbial cell factories for industrial production of both commodity chemicals (including biofuels) and high-value chemicals. Promoter-mediated transcriptional regulation coordinates the expression of the individual components of these heterologous pathways. Expression patterns vary during culture as conditions change, and this can influence yeast physiology and productivity in both positive and negative ways...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239414/a-novel-small-rna-coar-regulates-coenzyme-a-biosynthesis-and-tolerance-of-synechocystis-sp-pcc6803-to-1-butanol-possibly-via-promoter-directed-transcriptional-silencing
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Tao Sun, Guangsheng Pei, Jiangxin Wang, Lei Chen, Weiwen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Microbial small RNAs (sRNAs) have been proposed as valuable regulatory elements for optimizing cellular metabolism for industrial purposes. However, little information is currently available on functional relevance of sRNAs to biofuels tolerance in cyanobacteria. RESULTS: Here, we described the identification and functional characterization of a novel 124 nt sRNA Ncl1460 involved in tolerance to biofuel 1-butanol in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The expression of Ncl1460 was verified by blotting assay and its length was determined through 3' RACE...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238893/dna-analysis-of-cattle-parasitic-protozoan-tritrichomonas-foetus-after-photodynamic-therapy
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A Margraf-Ferreira, I C S Carvalho, S M Machado, C Pacheco-Soares, C W Galvão, R M Etto, N S da Silva
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a modality of therapy that involves the activation of photosensitive substances and the generation of cytotoxic oxygen species and free radicals to promote the selective destruction of target tissues. This study analyzed the application of PDT to Tritrichomonas foetus, a scourged and etiological agent of bovine trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infectious disease. As it is an amitochondrial and aerotolerant protozoan, it produces energy under low O2 tension via hydrogenosome...
February 23, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238790/multifunctional-liposomes-interact-with-abeta-in-human-biological-fluids-therapeutic-implications-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Elisa Conti, Maria Gregori, Isabella Radice, Fulvio Da Re, Denise Grana, Francesca Re, Elisa Salvati, Massimo Masserini, Carlo Ferrarese, Chiara Paola Zoia, Lucio Tremolizzo
The accumulation of extracellular amyloid beta (Abeta42) both in brain and in cerebral vessels characterizes Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Recently, the possibility to functionalize nanoparticles (NPs) surface with Abeta42 binding molecules, making them suitable tools for reducing Abeta42 burden has been shown effective in models of AD. Aim of this work consisted in proving that NPs might be effective in sequestering Abeta42 in biological fluids, such as CSF and plasma. This demonstration is extremely important considering that these Abeta42 pools are in continuum with the brain parenchyma with drainage of Abeta from interstitial brain tissue to blood vessel and plasma...
February 23, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238763/structure-and-function-of-a-novel-atpase-that-interacts-with-holliday-junction-resolvase-hjc-and-promotes-branch-migration
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Binyuan Zhai, Kevin DuPrez, Tzanko I Doukov, Huan Li, Mengting Huang, Guijun Shang, Jinfeng Ni, Lichuan Gu, Yulong Shen, Li Fan
Holliday junction (HJ) is a hallmark intermediate in DNA recombination and must be processed by dissolution (for double HJ) or resolution to ensure genome stability. Although HJ resolvases have been identified in all domains of life, there is a long-standing effort to search in prokaryotes and eukarya for proteins promoting HJ migration. Here we report the structural and functional characterization of a novel ATPase, Sulfolobus islandicusPIN-domain containing ATPase (SisPINA), encoded by the gene adjacent to the resolvase Hjc coding gene...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238747/role-of-c-ebp-homologous-protein-chop-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-in-asthma-exacerbation-by-regulating-the-il-4-stat6-tfec-il-4r%C3%AE-positive-feedback-loop-in-m2-macrophages
#17
Yi Wang, Jianghui Zhu, Lei Zhang, Zhijun Zhang, Long He, Yong Mou, Yanhan Deng, Yong Cao, Ping Yang, Yunchao Su, Jianping Zhao, Shu Zhang, Qilin Yu, Jifa Hu, Zhishui Chen, Qin Ning, Xudong Xiang, Yongjian Xu, Cong-Yi Wang, Weining Xiong
BACKGROUND: C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP), a marker of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, exhibits aberrant expression patterns during the development of asthma. However, its exact role in asthma pathogenesis is not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the function and mechanism of CHOP in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma in patients and animals. METHODS: Studies were conducted in asthmatic patients and CHOP(-/-) mice to dissect the role of CHOP and ER stress in asthma pathogenesis...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238143/electrospun-nanofiber-scaffolds-and-their-hydrogel-composites-for-the-engineering-and-regeneration-of-soft-tissues
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Ohan S Manoukian, Rita Matta, Justin Letendre, Paige Collins, Augustus D Mazzocca, Sangamesh G Kumbar
Electrospinning has emerged as a simple, elegant, and scalable technique that can be used to fabricate polymeric nanofibers. Pure polymers as well as blends and composites of both natural and synthetic ones have been successfully electrospun into nanofiber matrices for many biomedical applications. Tissue-engineered medical implants, such as polymeric nanofiber scaffolds, are potential alternatives to autografts and allografts, which are short in supply and carry risks of disease transmission. These scaffolds have been used to engineer various soft tissues, including connective tissues, such as skin, ligament, and tendon, as well as nonconnective ones, such as vascular, muscle, and neural tissue...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238063/functional-germline-variants-in-driver-genes-of-breast-cancer
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Stella Göhler, Miguel Inacio Da Silva Filho, Robert Johansson, Kerstin Enquist-Olsson, Roger Henriksson, Kari Hemminki, Per Lenner, Asta Försti
PURPOSE: Germline mutations in tumour suppressor genes cause various cancers. These genes are also somatically mutated in sporadic tumours. We hypothesized that there may also be cancer-related germline variants in the genes commonly mutated in sporadic breast tumours. METHODS: After excluding the well-characterized breast cancer (BC) genes, we screened 15 novel genes consistently classified as BC driver genes in next-generation sequencing approaches for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)...
February 25, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238020/haploid-embryo-production-in-rice-and-maize-induced-by-psasgr-bbml-transgenes
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Joann A Conner, Maricel Podio, Peggy Ozias-Akins
The PsASGR - BBML transgene, derived from a wild apomictic grass species, can induce parthenogenesis, embryo formation without fertilization, in rice and maize, leading to the formation of haploid plants. The ability to engineer apomictic crop plants using genes identified from naturally occurring apomicts will depend on the ability of those genes to function in crop plants. The PsASGR-BBML transgene, derived from the apomictic species Pennisetum squamulatum, promotes parthenogenesis in sexual pearl millet, a member of the same genus, leading to the formation of haploid embryos...
February 25, 2017: Plant Reproduction
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