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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330047/an-intrinsically-disordered-domain-in-polaribacter-irgensii-kopri-22228-cspb-confers-extraordinary-freeze-tolerance
#1
Youn Hong Jung, Ji-Hyun Uh, Kyunghee Lee, Hana Im
Organisms living in extremely cold environments possess mechanisms to survive low temperatures. Among the known cold-induced genes, cold-shock proteins (Csps) are the most prominent. A csp-homologous gene, cspBPi, has been cloned from the Arctic bacterium Polaribacter irgensii KOPRI 22228, and overexpression of this gene greatly increased the freezing tolerance of its host. This protein consists of a unique N-terminal domain and a well conserved C-terminal cold shock domain. To elucidate the detailed mechanisms involved in the extraordinary freeze-tolerance conferred by CspBPi, we identified the responsible domain by mutational analysis...
January 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323146/ca2-permeable-mechanosensitive-channels-mca1-and-mca2-mediate-cold-induced-cytosolic-ca2-increase-and-cold-tolerance-in-arabidopsis
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Kendo Mori, Na Renhu, Maho Naito, Aki Nakamura, Hayato Shiba, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Takuya Suzaki, Hidetoshi Iida, Kenji Miura
Cold shock triggers an immediate rise in the cytosolic free calcium concentration ([Ca2+]cyt) in Arabidopsis thaliana and this cold-induced elevation of [Ca2+]cyt is inhibited by lanthanum or EGTA. It is suggested that intracellular calcium mainly contributes to the cold-induced [Ca2+]cyt response by entering into the cytosol. Two calcium-permeable mechanosensitive channels, MCA1 and MCA2 (mid1-complementing activity), have been identified in Arabidopsis. Here, we demonstrate that MCA1 and MCA2 are involved in a cold-induced increase in [Ca2+]cyt...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322631/cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein-in-cancer-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Daniel A Lujan, Joey L Ochoa, Rebecca S Hartley
RNA binding proteins (RBPs) play key roles in RNA dynamics, including subcellular localization, translational efficiency and metabolism. Cold-inducible RNA binding protein (CIRP) is a stress-induced protein that was initially described as a DNA damage-induced transcript (A18 hnRNP), as well as a cold-shock domain containing cold-stress response protein (CIRBP) that alters the translational efficiency of its target messenger RNAs (mRNAs). This review summarizes recent work on the roles of CIRP in the context of inflammation and cancer...
January 11, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305178/high-yield-production-of-fungal-manganese-peroxidases-by-e-coli-through-soluble-expression-and-examination-of-the-activities
#4
Meng-I Lin, Takashi Nagata, Masato Katahira
Oxidative enzymes of white-rot fungi play a key role in lignin biodegradation. Among those fungus, Ceriporiopsis subvermispora degrades lignin before cellulose in wood; C. subvermispora is the only fungus that secretes all known types of manganese peroxidases (CsMnPs). Utilization of lignin-degrading peroxidases has been limited so far due to the lack of efficient preparation methods and intensive characterization. In this study, we developed a highly efficient method to prepare active CsMnPs through soluble expression by E...
January 2, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301498/pcaf-mediated-acetylation-of-lin28b-increases-let-7-biogenesis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-h1299-cells
#5
Ting-Ting Qu, Fei Chen, Jing Wang, Yan-Jun Zhang, Mo-Bin Cheng, Wen-Zheng Sun, Yu-Fei Shen, Ye Zhang
BACKGROUND: Lin28B and its paralog Lin28A are small RNA binding proteins that have similar inhibitory effects, although they target separate steps in the maturation of let-7 miRNAs in mammalian cells. Because Lin28B participates in the promotion and development of tumors mostly by blocking the let-7 tumor suppressor family members, we sought to explore the associated mechanisms to gain insights into how Lin28B might be decreased in human cancer cells to increase let-7 levels and reverse malignancy...
January 4, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237575/acclimation-capacity-of-the-cardiac-hsp70-and-hsp90-response-to-thermal-stress-in-lake-trout-salvelinus-namaycush-a-stenothermal-ice-age-relict
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Nicholas I Kelly, Chris C Wilson, Suzanne Currie, Gary Burness
The ability of cold-adapted species to persist in the face of climate change will depend on the capacity of individuals for thermal acclimation, adaptation, and the degree of physiological variation that exists among populations. We tested the acclimation capacity of cardiac HSP70 and HSP90 in four populations of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), a cold-adapted salmonid. We acclimated fish to four temperatures (8°C, 11°C, 15°C, and 19°C) and measured cardiac HSP70 and HSP90 levels by western blot prior to and following an acute (1h) heat shock at 23°C...
December 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229951/a-new-high-pressure-form-of-mg2sio4-highlighting-diffusionless-phase-transitions-of-olivine
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Naotaka Tomioka, Takuo Okuchi
High-pressure polymorphism of olivine (α-phase of Mg2SiO4) is of particular interest for geophysicists aiming to understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth's interior because of olivine's prominent abundance in the upper mantle. Therefore, natural and synthetic olivine polymorphs have been actively studied in the past half century. Here, we report a new high-pressure polymorph, the ε*-phase, which was discovered in a heavily shocked meteorite. It occurs as nanoscale lamellae and has a topotaxial relationship with the host ringwoodite (γ-phase of Mg2SiO4)...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197185/structure-and-interaction-of-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-cold-shock-protein-a-with-y-box-single-stranded-dna-fragment
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Ícaro P Caruso, Vineet Panwalkar, Monika A Coronado, Andrew J Dingley, Marinônio L Cornélio, Dieter Willbold, Raghuvir K Arni, Raphael J Eberle
Cold shock proteins (Csps) function to preserve cell viability at low temperatures by binding to nucleic acids and consequently control gene expression. The mesophilic bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is the causative agent of caseous lymphadenitis in animals, and infection to livestock is a considerable economic burden worldwide. In this report, the structure of cold shock protein A from C. pseudotuberculosis (Cp-CspA) and biochemical analysis of its temperature-dependent interaction with a Y-box single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) motif is presented...
December 2, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195981/stress-adaptation-has-a-minor-impact-on-the-effectivity-of-non-thermal-atmospheric-plasma-ntap-against-salmonella-spp
#9
Tamara Calvo, Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez, Miguel Prieto, Ana Bernardo, Mercedes López
This study was aimed at studying the influence of gas composition (air and nitrogen) at different flow rates (5, 10 and 15Lm-1) and stress adaptation (growth under a wide range of temperatures [10-45°C] and acid conditions [up to pH4.5, using different organic acids] or short-term exposure to acid, cold or heat stress shocks) on the inactivation by Non-Thermal Atmospheric Plasma (NTAP) of S. Typhimurium CECT 443 and S. Enteritidis CECT 4300. Results obtained evidence that microbial inactivation was significantly higher when air was used for NTAP treatments...
December 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186920/rna-chaperone-function-of-a-universal-stress-protein-in-arabidopsis-confers-enhanced-cold-stress-tolerance-in-plants
#10
Sarah Mae Boyles Melencion, Yong Hun Chi, Thuy Thi Pham, Seol Ki Paeng, Seong Dong Wi, Changyu Lee, Seoung Woo Ryu, Sung Sun Koo, Sang Yeol Lee
The physiological function of Arabidopsis thaliana universal stress protein (AtUSP) in plant has remained unclear. Thus, we report here the functional role of the Arabidopsis universal stress protein, AtUSP (At3g53990). To determine how AtUSP affects physiological responses towards cold stress, AtUSP overexpression (AtUSP OE) and T-DNA insertion knock-out (atusp, SALK_146059) mutant lines were used. The results indicated that AtUSP OE enhanced plant tolerance to cold stress, whereas atusp did not. AtUSP is localized in the nucleus and cytoplasm, and cold stress significantly affects RNA metabolism such as by misfolding and secondary structure changes of RNA...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172942/protein-quality-control-is-essential-for-the-circadian-clock-in-plants
#11
Kyung-Eun Gil, Chung-Mo Park
Extreme environmental conditions, such as heat and cold, often disturb cellular proteostasis, resulting in protein denaturation and oxidative damage that threaten cell viability. Therefore, living organisms have evolved versatile protein quality control mechanisms that clear damaged proteins from cellular compartments. It has been shown that a repertoire of molecular chaperones, including heat shock proteins (HSPs), works together with ubiquitin-proteasome systems in this biochemical process in animals and yeast...
November 27, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151651/rna-binding-domain-is-necessary-for-pprm-function-in-response-to-the-extreme-environmental-stress-in-deinococcus-radiodurans
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Wei Li, Yun Ma, Jie Yang, Fangzhu Xiao, Wuzhou Wang, Shuya He
Deinococcus radiodurans was considered as one of the most radiation-resistant organisms on Earth because of its strong resistance to the damaging factors of both DNA and protein, including ionizing radiation, ultraviolet radiation, oxidants, and desiccation. PprM, as a bacterial cold shock protein homolog, was involved in the radiation resistance and oxidative stress response of D. radiodurans, but its potential mechanisms are poorly expounded. In this study, we found that PprM was highly conserved with the RNA-binding domain in Deinococcus genus through performing phylogenic analysis...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142326/complex-organic-molecules-in-strongly-uv-irradiated-gas
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S Cuadrado, J R Goicoechea, J Cernicharo, A Fuente, J Pety, B Tercero
We investigate the presence of complex organic molecules (COMs) in strongly UV-irradiated interstellar molecular gas. We have carried out a complete millimetre (mm) line survey using the IRAM 30 m telescope towards the edge of the Orion Bar photodissociation region (PDR), close to the H2 dissociation front, a position irradiated by a very intense far-UV (FUV) radiation field. These observations have been complemented with 8.5″ resolution maps of the H2CO JKa,Kc = 51,5 → 41,4 and C(18)O J = 3 → 2 emission at 0...
July 2017: Astronomy and Astrophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137939/in-silico-identification-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-small-molecule-therapeutic-hypothermia-mimetics
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Claire Coderch, María Díaz de Cerio, Jose María Zapico, Rafael Peláez, Ignacio M Larrayoz, Ana Ramos, Alfredo Martínez, Beatriz de Pascual-Teresa
Hypothermia has been proved to have a beneficial effect on several pathologies. CIRBP is one of the so termed cold-shock proteins involved in this process. In this work, we have detected small molecules capable of modulating the activity of CIRBP in the absence of a cold stimulus, by High Throughput Virtual Screening (HTVS) of the Diversity Set IV of the NCI and 15 compounds of our in-house data base. Fifteen compounds were selected from the HTVS to carry out a second screening through a cell-based Western blot assay...
October 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134130/recent-progress-in-the-research-of-cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein
#15
REVIEW
Peng Zhong, He Huang
Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is a cold-shock protein which can be induced after exposure to a moderate cold-shock in different species ranging from amphibians to humans. Expression of CIRP can also be regulated by hypoxia, UV radiation, glucose deprivation, heat stress and H2O2, suggesting that CIRP is a general stress-response protein. In response to stress, CIRP can migrate from the nucleus to the cytoplasm and regulate mRNA stability through its binding site on the 3'-UTR of its targeted mRNAs...
November 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133253/the-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-responses-of-live-chinese-shrimp-fenneropenaeuschinensis-to-low-temperature-and-air-exposure
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Zihan Xu, Joe M Regenstein, Dandan Xie, Wenjing Lu, Xingchen Ren, Jiajia Yuan, Linchun Mao
Low temperature and air exposure were the key attributes for waterless transportation of fish and shrimp. In order to investigate the oxidative stress and antioxidant responses of the live shrimp Fenneropenaeuschinensis in the mimic waterless transportation, live Chinese shrimp were cooled at 13 °C for 3 min, stored in oxygen at 15 °C for 12 h, and then revived in water at 25 °C. The survival rate of shrimp under this waterless transportation system was over 86.67%. The ultrastructure of hepatopancreas cells were observed while activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), antisuperoxide anion free radicals (ASAFR), total antioxidant capacity (TAOC), reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, content of malondialdehyde (MDA) and relative mRNA expressions of CAT and GSH-Px in the hemolymph and hepatopancreas were determined...
November 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133228/effects-of-cold-acclimation-on-rectal-macromorphology-ultrastructure-and-cytoskeletal-stability-in-gryllus-pennsylvanicus-crickets
#17
Lauren E Des Marteaux, Joseph R Stinziano, Brent J Sinclair
Cold-acclimated insects maintain ion and water balance in the cold, potentially by reducing permeability or increasing diffusion distance across ionoregulatory epithelia such as the rectum. We explored whether cold acclimation induces structural modifications that minimize water and ion diffusion across the rectum and maintain rectal cell integrity. We investigated rectal structure and cytoskeletal stability in chill-susceptible adult Gryllus pennsylvanicus crickets acclimated for one week to either warm (25°C) or cold (12°C) conditions...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131867/differential-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-genes-related-to-cold-tolerance-in-seabuckthorn-carpenter-moth-eogystia-hippophaecolus
#18
Mingming Cui, Ping Hu, Tao Wang, Jing Tao, Shixiang Zong
Seabuckthorn carpenter moth, Eogystia hippophaecolus (Lepidoptera: Cossidae), is an important pest of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), which is a shrub that has significant ecological and economic value in China. E. hippophaecolus is highly cold tolerant, but limited studies have been conducted to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying its cold resistance. Here we sequenced the E. hippophaecolus transcriptome using RNA-Seq technology and performed de novo assembly from the short paired-end reads...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129916/a-post-transcriptional-program-coordinated-by-csde1-prevents-intrinsic-neural-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#19
Hyun Ju Lee, Deniz Bartsch, Cally Xiao, Santiago Guerrero, Gaurav Ahuja, Christina Schindler, James J Moresco, John R Yates, Fátima Gebauer, Hisham Bazzi, Christoph Dieterich, Leo Kurian, David Vilchez
While the transcriptional network of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) has been extensively studied, relatively little is known about how post-transcriptional modulations determine hESC function. RNA-binding proteins play central roles in RNA regulation, including translation and turnover. Here we show that the RNA-binding protein CSDE1 (cold shock domain containing E1) is highly expressed in hESCs to maintain their undifferentiated state and prevent default neural fate. Notably, loss of CSDE1 accelerates neural differentiation and potentiates neurogenesis...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127030/hybridization-improved-bacteria-resistance-in-abalone-evidence-from-physiological-and-molecular-responses
#20
Shuang Liang, Xuan Luo, Weiwei You, Caihuan Ke
Hybridization is an effective way of improving germplasm in abalone, as it often generates benign traits in the hybrids. The hybrids of Haliotis discus hannai and H. gigantea have shown heterosis in terms of disease resistance than one or both parental species. In the present study, to elucidate the physiological and molecular mechanism of this heterosis, we analyzed the dynamic changes of several immune indexes including survival rate, total circulating haemocyte count (THC), phagocytic activity, reactive oxygen species level (ROS) and phenoloxidase activity (PO) in two parental species, H...
November 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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