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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738064/species-a-rotavirus-nsp3-acquires-its-translation-inhibitory-function-prior-to-stable-dimer-formation
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Hugo I Contreras-Treviño, Edgar Reyna-Rosas, Renato León-Rodríguez, Blanca H Ruiz-Ordaz, Tzvetanka D Dinkova, Ana M Cevallos, Luis Padilla-Noriega
Species A rotavirus non-structural protein 3 (NSP3) is a translational regulator that inhibits or, under some conditions, enhances host cell translation. NSP3 binds to the translation initiation factor eIF4G1 and evicts poly-(A) binding protein (PABP) from eIF4G1, thus inhibiting translation of polyadenylated mRNAs, presumably by disrupting the effect of PABP bound to their 3'-ends. NSP3 has a long coiled-coil region involved in dimerization that includes a chaperone Hsp90-binding domain (HS90BD). We aimed to study the role in NSP3 dimerization of a segment of the coiled-coil region adjoining the HS90BD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736634/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gists-point-mutations-matter-in-management-a-review
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REVIEW
Peter J Oppelt, Angela C Hirbe, Brian A Van Tine
The therapeutic implications of the genomic alterations seen within the drivers of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are among the best understood in all of solid tumors. Sequencing of cKIT and PDGFRα should be considered standard practice for the treatment of GIST patients. In this article, we will review the common mutations and how they are utilized in clinical management. In addition, we will review the rare D842V PDGFRα mutation and the diverse molecular group that lacks a mutation in either cKIT or PDGFRα (wild-type GIST) which are best treated on clinical trial...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736527/human-coq9-rescues-a-coq9-yeast-mutant-by-enhancing-coenzyme-q-biosynthesis-from-4-hydroxybenzoic-acid-and-stabilizing-the-coq-synthome
#3
Cuiwen H He, Dylan S Black, Christopher M Allan, Brigitte Meunier, Shamima Rahman, Catherine F Clarke
Coq9 is required for the stability of a mitochondrial multi-subunit complex, termed the CoQ-synthome, and the deamination step of Q intermediates that derive from para-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) in yeast. In human, mutations in the COQ9 gene cause neonatal-onset primary Q10 deficiency. In this study, we determined whether expression of human COQ9 could complement yeast coq9 point or null mutants. We found that expression of human COQ9 rescues the growth of the temperature-sensitive yeast mutant, coq9-ts19, on a non-fermentable carbon source and increases the content of Q6, by enhancing Q biosynthesis from 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4HB)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734097/first-report-of-ser653-asn-mutation-endowing-high-level-resistance-to-imazamox-in-downy-brome-bromus-tectorum-l
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Vipan Kumar, Prashant Jha
BACKGROUND: Bromus tectorum L. is one of the most troublesome grass weed species in cropland and non-cropland areas of the northwestern United States. In summer 2016, a B. tectroum accession (R) that survived imazamox at the field-use rate (44 g ha(-1) ) in an imidazolinone-tolerant (IMI-tolerant or Clearfield(™) ) winter wheat field was collected near Hammond, Carter County, MT, USA. The aim of this study was to determine the resistance profile of the B. tectroum R accession to imazamox and other ALS inhibitors, and investigate the mechanism of resistance to imazamox...
July 22, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733620/adaptive-evolution-of-a-hyperthermophilic-archaeon-pinpoints-a-formate-transporter-as-a-critical-factor-for-the-growth-enhancement-on-formate
#5
Hae-Chang Jung, Seong Hyuk Lee, Sung-Mok Lee, Young Jun An, Jung-Hyun Lee, Hyun Sook Lee, Sung Gyun Kang
Previously, we reported that the hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus onnurineus NA1 could grow on formate and produce H2. Formate conversion to hydrogen was mediated by a formate-hydrogen lyase complex and was indeed a part of chemiosmotic coupling to ATP generation. In this study, we employed an adaptation approach to enhance the cell growth on formate and investigated molecular changes. As serial transfer continued on formate-containing medium at the serum vial, cell growth, H2 production and formate consumption increased remarkably...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733365/contrasting-determinants-of-mutation-rates-in-germline-and-soma
#6
Chen Chen, Hongjian Qi, Yufeng Shen, Joseph Pickrell, Molly Przeworski
Recent studies of somatic and germline mutations have led to the identification of a number of factors that influence point mutation rates, including CpG methylation, expression levels, replication timing and GC content. Intriguingly, some of the effects appear to differ between soma and germline: in particular, whereas mutation rates have been reported to decrease with expression levels in tumors, no clear effect has been detected in the germline. Distinct approaches were taken to analyze the data, however, so it is hard to know whether these apparent differences are real...
July 21, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732793/characterization-of-clarithromycin-resistant-helicobacter-pylori-strains-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Farzad Khademi, Amir Hossein Sahebkar, Hamid Vaez, Mohsen Arzanlou, Hadi Peeridogaheh
BACKGROUND: The high prevalence of clarithromycin-resistant strains of H. pylori is a main challenge for the successful treatment of gastrointestinal infections. Point mutations in the 23S rRNA gene are one of the main mechanisms leading to the resistance to clarithromycin in Iran. The purpose of the present review was to evaluate the prevalence of clarithromycin-resistant H. pylori strains in Iran and to identify the major molecular mechanisms of resistance in the resistant isolates...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732641/the-cardiomyopathy-associated-k15n-mutation-in-tropomyosin-alters-actin-filament-pointed-end-dynamics
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Mert Colpan, Thu Ly, Samantha Grover, Dmitri Tolkatchev, Alla S Kostyukova
Correct assembly of thin filaments composed of actin and actin-binding proteins is of crucial importance for properly functioning muscle cells. Tropomyosin (Tpm) mediates the binding of tropomodulin (Tmod) and leiomodin (Lmod) at the slow-growing, or pointed, ends of the thin filaments. Together these proteins regulate thin filament lengths and actin dynamics in cardiac muscle. The K15N mutation in the TPM1 gene is associated with familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) but the effect of this mutation on Tpm's function is unknown...
July 18, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731682/cold-adaptation-of-triosephosphate-isomerase
#9
Johan Åqvist
The main problem for enzymes from psychrophilic species, that need to work near the freezing point of liquid water, is the exponential decay of reaction rates as the temperature is lowered. Cold-adapted enzymes have solved this problem by shifting the activation enthalpy-entropy balance for the catalyzed reaction compared to their mesophilic orthologs. To understand the structural basis of this universal feature it is necessary to examine pairs of such orthologous enzymes, with known 3D structures, at the microscopic level...
July 21, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730763/dna-mismatch-repair-deficiency-in-lung-and-oral-cavity-carcinomas-the-role-of-histogenetic-origin
#10
Konstantina N Spetsotaki, Evangelos Tsiambas, Athanasios Stamatelopoulos, Panagiotis P Fotiades, Ioannis Kastanioudakis, Pericles Tomos, Vasileios Ragos
DNA mismatch repair system (DNA MMR) is a crucial genetic mechanism for DNA homeostasis in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. During DNA replication and also recombination, point intra-nucleotide errors including base deletion, insertion, and mis-incorporation happen. These raised abnormalities in the newly synthesized DNA strand could affect negatively the stability of the molecule and the function of the corresponding genes. DNA MMR proteins prevent these errors by recognizing and repairing them, securing directly the normal anatomy of the DNA double strand and indirectly the expression of the genes...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730218/the-morphogen-behind-primary-congenital-glaucoma-and-the-dream-of-targeting
#11
Kyrillus Samaan Shohdy, Wegdan Aly Rashad, Mohamed Khalid Fargoun, Phillippe Urban
Glaucoma is a clinical entity with multifactorial etiology, a severe subtype occurs in infancy called primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). Three distinct levels interact sequentially to produce PCG: (i) genetic mutations mainly affecting the CYP1B1 gene, (ii) absence or dysregulation of a morphogen, and (iii) trabecular meshwork pathological changes either in patterning or remodeling. We will discuss these three levels in detail towards further understanding of the morphological basis of the disease, focusing on the missing points, for instance the exact nature and function of the morphogen along with the putative role of CYP1B1 gene...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729728/landscape-of-somatic-mutations-in-different-subtypes-of-advanced-breast-cancer-with-circulating-tumor-dna-analysis
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Zongbi Yi, Fei Ma, Chunxiao Li, Rongrong Chen, Lifang Yuan, Xiaoying Sun, Xiuwen Guan, Lixi Li, Binliang Liu, Yanfang Guan, Haili Qian, Binghe Xu
It is particularly important to provide precise therapies and understand tumor heterogeneity based on the molecular typing of mutational landscape. However, the landscape of somatic mutations in different subtypes of advanced breast cancer (ABC) is largely unknown. We applied target-region capture deep sequencing to determine the frequency and spectrum of common cancer-related gene mutations in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) among different ABC subtypes and analyze their association with clinical features. In this retrospective study of 100 female advanced breast cancer patients, 96 (96...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729369/pigmentary-retinopathy-rod-cone-dysfunction-and-sensorineural-deafness-associated-with-a-rare-mitochondrial-trna-lys-m-8340g-a-gene-variant
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Jaidip S Gill, Steven A Hardy, Emma L Blakely, Sila Hopton, Andrea H Nemeth, Carl Fratter, Joanna Poulton, Robert W Taylor, Susan M Downes
BACKGROUND/AIM: The rare mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variant m.8340G>A has been previously reported in the literature in a single, sporadic case of mitochondrial myopathy. In this report, we aim to investigate the case of a 39-year-old male patient with sensorineural deafness who presented to the eye clinic with nyctalopia, retinal pigmentary changes and bilateral cortical cataracts. METHODS: The patient was examined clinically and investigated with autofluorescence, full-field electroretinography, electro-oculogram and dark adaptometry...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728823/piezo1-channels-in-vascular-development-and-the-sensing-of-shear-stress
#14
A J Hyman, S Tumova, D J Beech
A critical point in mammalian development occurs before mid-embryogenesis when the heart starts to beat, pushing blood into the nascent endothelial lattice. This pushing force is a signal, detected by endothelial cells as a frictional force (shear stress) to trigger cellular changes that underlie the essential processes of vascular remodeling and expansion required for embryonic growth. The processes are complex and multifactorial and Piezo1 became a recognized player only 2years ago, 4years after Piezo1's initial discovery as a functional membrane protein...
2017: Current Topics in Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728506/microsatellite-instability-and-promoter-hypermethylation-of-dna-repair-genes-in-hematologic-malignancies-a-forthcoming-direction-toward-diagnostics
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Priyanjali Bhattacharya, Trupti N Patel
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our review is to highlight the significance of microsatellite hypervariation in diagnostics of hematologic malignancies. METHODS: For the past few decades, extensive experiments in cancer research have explored all the possible pathways and a number of deleterious mutations that either make the tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) dysfunctional or cause the proto-oncogenes to behave abnormally by changing the cellular phenotype hence rendering disease...
July 20, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727807/digoxin-reveals-a-functional-connection-between-hiv-1-integration-preference-and-t-cell-activation
#16
Alexander Zhyvoloup, Anat Melamed, Ian Anderson, Delphine Planas, Chen-Hsuin Lee, Janos Kriston-Vizi, Robin Ketteler, Andy Merritt, Jean-Pierre Routy, Petronela Ancuta, Charles R M Bangham, Ariberto Fassati
HIV-1 integrates more frequently into transcribed genes, however the biological significance of HIV-1 integration targeting has remained elusive. Using a selective high-throughput chemical screen, we discovered that the cardiac glycoside digoxin inhibits wild-type HIV-1 infection more potently than HIV-1 bearing a single point mutation (N74D) in the capsid protein. We confirmed that digoxin repressed viral gene expression by targeting the cellular Na+/K+ ATPase, but this did not explain its selectivity. Parallel RNAseq and integration mapping in infected cells demonstrated that digoxin inhibited expression of genes involved in T-cell activation and cell metabolism...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727142/genomic-and-transcriptomic-heterogeneity-of-colorectal-tumors-arising-in-lynch-syndrome
#17
Hans Binder, Lydia Hopp, Michal R Schweiger, Steve Hoffmann, Frank Jühling, Martin Kerick, Bernd Timmermann, Susann Siebert, Christina Grimm, Lilit Nersisyan, Arsen Arakelyan, Maria Herberg, Peter Buske, Henry Loeffler-Wirth, Maciej Rosolowski, Christoph Engel, Jens Przybilla, Martin Peifer, Nicolaus Friedrichs, Gabriela Moeslein, Margarete Odenthal, Michelle Hussong, Sophia Peters, Stefanie Holzapfel, Jacob Nattermann, Robert Hueneburg, Wolff Schmiegel, Brigitte Royer-Pokora, Stefan Aretz, Michael Kloth, Matthias Kloor, Reinhard Buettner, Jörg Galle, Markus Loeffler
Colorectal cancer (CRC) arising in Lynch Syndrome (LS) comprises tumors with constitutional mutations in DNA mismatch-repair genes. Whole-genome and transcriptome studies of LS-CRC are still missing to address questions about similarities and differences of mutation and gene expression characteristics between LS-CRC and sporadic CRC, about the molecular heterogeneity of LS-CRC and about specific mechanisms of LS-CRC genesis linked to dysfunctional mismatch-repair in LS colonic mucosa and the possible role of immune editing...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726007/sharing-mutations-are-biobanks-still-required-in-the-post-crispr-cas9-era
#18
Janet Kenyon, Martin D Fray
Cryopreservation is seen as a key aspect of good colony management which supports the drive towards improvements in animal care and the implementation of the 3Rs. However, following the advent of gene editing technologies, the generation of new mouse models is quicker and cheaper than ever before. This has led some to question the future value of biobanks around the world. In the following commentary, we argue that the need to cryopreserve mouse strains and distribute them from well-funded repositories is as strong as it has ever been...
July 18, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725969/mastocytosis-from-a-molecular-point-of-view
#19
REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Stefan Wöhrl
Mast cells (MCs) are physiologically activated by binding of stem cell factor (SCF) to the extracellular domains of the Kit receptor. This binding increases the proliferation and prolongs the survival of normal mature MCs, as well as intensifies the release of mediators. In mastocytosis, somatic mutations of the coding Kit gene cause autocrine dysregulation and lead to constitutive KIT activation even in the absence of its ligand SCF. Clinical symptoms are caused by MC-mediator release and/or infiltration of MCs into tissues...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724629/abrogation-of-heat-shock-factor-1-hsf1-phosphorylation-deregulates-its-activity-and-lowers-activation-threshold-leading-to-obesity-in-mice
#20
Xiongjie Jin, Aijun Qiao, Demetrius Moskophidis, Nahid F Mivechi
Heat shock factor 1 (Hsf1) is transcriptionally activated following exposure of mammalian cells to environmental insults and pathological conditions. The function of Hsf1 as a protector of cells and organisms towards a range of stress stimuli has been well-documented. However, how different Hsf1 post-transcriptional modifications affect its function in vivo is not understood. Hsf1 transcriptional activity is in part regulated by phosphorylation. Hsf1 phosphorylation of amino acid residues at S303 and S307 has been shown to repress Hsf1 transcriptional activity under normal physiological growth conditions...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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