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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927262/autophagy-is-pro-senescence-when-seen-in-close-up-but-anti-senescence-in-long-shot
#1
Yoojin Kwon, Ji Wook Kim, Jo Ae Jeoung, Mi-Sung Kim, Chanhee Kang
When mammalian cells and animals face a variety of internal or external stresses, they need to make homeostatic changes so as to cope with various stresses. To this end, mammalian cells are equipped with two critical stress responses, autophagy and cellular senescence. Autophagy and cellular senescence share a number of stimuli including telomere shortening, DNA damage, oncogenic stress and oxidative stress, suggesting their intimate relationship. Autophagy is originally thought to suppress cellular senescence by removing damaged macromolecules or organelles, yet recent studies also indicated that autophagy promotes cellular senescence by facilitating the synthesis of senescence-associated secretory proteins...
September 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926727/early-pregnancy-intrauterine-fetal-exposure-to-maternal-smoking-and-impact-on-fetal-telomere-length
#2
Hooman Mirzakhani, Immaculata De Vivo, J Steven Leeder, Roger Gaedigk, Carrie A Vyhlidal, Scott T Weiss, Kelan Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Reduced telomere length, or its accelerated attrition, has been implicated in aging, mortality, and several human diseases, including respiratory diseases. Age dependent manifestation of telomere-mediated disease during life span indicates the role of developmental stage in these diseases and highlights the importance of fetal developmental process in utero and at earlier life stages. Environmental determinants during developmental and later stages of life could affect telomere length...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925409/metabolic-and-genomic-adaptations-to-winter-fattening-in-a-primate-species-the-grey-mouse-lemur-microcebus-murinus
#3
J Terrien, M Gaudubois, D Champeval, V Zaninotto, L Roger, J F Riou, F Aujard
AIM: To understand the mechanisms underlying the development of metabolic changes leading to obesity remains a major world health issue. Among such mechanisms, seasonality is quite underestimated although it corresponds to the manifestation of extreme metabolic flexibility in response to a changing environment. Nevertheless, the changes induced by such flexibility are far to be understood, especially at the level of insulin signaling, genomic stability or inflammation. METHODS: Here, we investigated the metabolic regulations displayed by a seasonal primate species, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) that exhibits pronounced changes in body mass during the 6-month winter season: a fattening period followed by a spontaneous fat loss, without ever reaching pathological stages...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924219/mesoscopic-model-for-dna-g-quadruplex-unfolding
#4
A E Bergues-Pupo, I Gutiérrez, J R Arias-Gonzalez, F Falo, A Fiasconaro
Genomes contain rare guanine-rich sequences capable of assembling into four-stranded helical structures, termed G-quadruplexes, with potential roles in gene regulation and chromosome stability. Their mechanical unfolding has only been reported to date by all-atom simulations, which cannot dissect the major physical interactions responsible for their cohesion. Here, we propose a mesoscopic model to describe both the mechanical and thermal stability of DNA G-quadruplexes, where each nucleotide of the structure, as well as each central cation located at the inner channel, is mapped onto a single bead...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923296/malignant-transformation-of-oral-leukoplakia-in-a-patient-with-dyskeratosis-congenita
#5
Michelle Bongiorno, Shayna Rivard, Daniel Hammer, Joshua Kentosh
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a rare, inherited, bone marrow failure syndrome caused by premature telomere shortening. The classic mucocutaneous triad of clinical features comprises reticulated skin pigmentation, nail dysplasia, and oral leukoplakia. Multiple somatic features, including bone marrow failure, pulmonary fibrosis, and liver disease, are also common. DC significantly increases the risk for malignant transformation, including myelodysplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and anogenital cancer...
August 12, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921472/telomere-damage-response-and-low-grade-inflammation
#6
Lihui Wang, Xianhua Yu, Jun-Ping Liu
Telomeres at the ends of chromosomes safeguard genome integrity and stability in human nucleated cells. However, telomere repeats shed off during cell proliferation and other stress responses. Our recent studies show that telomere attrition induces not only epithelial stem cell senescence but also low-grade inflammation in the lungs. The senescence-associated low-grade inflammation (SALI) is characteristic of alveolar stem cell replicative senescence, increased proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, infiltrated immune cells, and spillover effects...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919967/comparative-analysis-of-chromosomes-in-the-palaearctic-bush-crickets-of-tribe-pholidopterini-orthoptera-tettigoniinae
#7
Elżbieta Warchałowska-Śliwa, Beata Grzywacz, Klaus-Gerhard Heller, Dragan P Chobanov
The present study focused on the evolution of the karyotype in four genera of the tribe Pholidopterini: Eupholidoptera Mařan, 1953, Parapholidoptera Mařan, 1953, Pholidoptera Wesmaël, 1838, Uvarovistia Mařan, 1953. Chromosomes were analyzed using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with 18S rDNA and (TTAGG) n telomeric probes, and classical techniques, such as C-banding, silver impregnation and fluorochrome DAPI/CMA3 staining. Most species retained the ancestral diploid chromosome number 2n = 31 (male) or 32 (female), while some of the taxa, especially a group of species within genus Pholidoptera, evolved a reduced chromosome number 2n = 29...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919957/a-cytogenetic-study-of-three-parasitic-wasp-species-hymenoptera-chalcidoidea-eulophidae-trichogrammatidae-from-brazil-using-chromosome-morphometrics-and-base-specific-fluorochrome-staining
#8
Vladimir E Gokhman, Fabricio Fagundes Pereira, Marco Antonio Costa
Chromosomes of three chalcid wasp species from Brazil, Palmistichus elaeisis Delvare et LaSalle, 1993, Trichospilus diatraeae Cherian et Margabandhu, 1942 (both belonging to the family Eulophidae) and Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, 1879 (Trichogrammatidae), were studied using chromosome morphometrics and base-specific fluorochrome staining. The present study confirmed that these species respectively have 2n = 12, 14 and 10. Chromomycin A3 / 4', 6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (CMA3/DAPI) staining revealed a single CMA3-positive and DAPI-negative band within haploid karyotypes of both Palmistichus elaeisis and Trichogramma pretiosum...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919955/variability-and-evolutionary-implications-of-repetitive-dna-dynamics-in-genome-of-astyanax-scabripinnis-teleostei-characidae
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Patrícia Barbosa, Eliza Viola Leal, Maelin da Silva, Mara Cristina de Almeida, Orlando Moreira-Filho, Roberto Ferreira Artoni
DNA sequences of multiple copies help in understanding evolutionary mechanisms, genomic structures and karyotype differentiation. The current study investigates the organization and distribution of different repetitive DNA in the standard complement and B chromosomes in Astyanax scabripinnis (Jenyns, 1842) chromosomes from three allopatric populations in Campos do Jordão region, São Paulo State, Brazil. The location of microsatellite sequences showed different chromosome distribution between Lavrinha Farm Stream (LFS) and Lake of Pedalinho (LP) populations...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919432/chronic-pain-and-telomere-length-in-community-dwelling-adults-findings-from-the-1999-2002-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#10
Alta M Steward, Julia D Morgan, Juan P Espinosa, Dennis C Turk, Kushang V Patel
Chronic pain is a common condition associated with psychological distress, functional impairments, and age-associated comorbidity. Preliminary studies, based on relatively small sample sizes, suggest that the combination of chronic pain and stress is associated with telomere shortening, a widely recognized marker of cellular aging. We sought to determine the cross-sectional association of chronic pain with telomere length in 7,816 community-dwelling adults ages 20 and older who participated in the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918867/telomere-shortening-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#11
María Molina-Molina, Lurdes Planas-Cerezales, Rosario Perona
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916651/escherichia-coli-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-uvrd-helicase-unwinds-g4-dna-structures
#12
Kaustubh Shukla, Roshan Thakur, Debayan Ganguli, Desirazu Rao, Ganesh Nagaraju
G-quadruplex (G4) secondary structures have been implicated in various biological processes including gene expression, DNA replication and telomere maintenance. However, unresolved G4 structures impede replication progression which can lead to generation of DNA double-strand breaks and genome instability. Helicases have been shown to resolve G4 structures to facilitate faithful duplication of the genome. Escherichia coli UvrD (EcUvrD) helicase plays a crucial role in nucleotide excision repair, mismatch repair and in the regulation of homologous recombination...
September 15, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916540/massive-reshaping-of-genome-nuclear-lamina-interactions-during-oncogene-induced-senescence
#13
Christelle Lenain, Carolyn A de Graaf, Ludo Pagie, Nils L Visser, Marcel de Haas, Sandra S de Vries, Daniel Peric-Hupkes, Bas van Steensel, Daniel S Peeper
Cellular senescence is a mechanism that virtually irreversibly suppresses the proliferative capacity of cells in response to various stress signals. This includes the expression of activated oncogenes, which causes Oncogene-Induced Senescence (OIS). A body of evidence points to the involvement in OIS of chromatin reorganization, including the formation of senescence-associated heterochromatic foci (SAHF). The nuclear lamina (NL) is an important contributor to genome organization and has been implicated in cellular senescence and organismal aging...
September 15, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915643/relationship-between-the-tert-tnip1-and-obfc1-genetic-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-colorectal-cancer-in-chinese-han-population
#14
Chuang Li, Zixuan Zhao, Jun Zhou, Ying Liu, Hao Wang, Xinhan Zhao
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common diseases worldwide, and telomere length has been reported correlate with CRC. This study aimed to investigate whether polymorphisms of telomere length related genes are associated with susceptibility to CRC in Chinese Han population. 11 SNPs from TERT, TNIP1 and OBFC1 genes were selected and genotyped, in addition odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to evaluate association between the SNPs and CRC risk in 247 patients clinically and 300 controls in a Chinese Han population...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914588/interstitial-telomeric-repeats-associated-dna-breaks
#15
Olga Shubernetskaya, Dmitry Skvortsov, Sergey Evfratov, Maria Rubtsova, Elena Belova, Olga Strelkova, Varvara Cherepaninets, Oxana Zhironkina, Alexey Olovnikov, Maria Zvereva, Olga Dontsova, Igor Kireev
During a cell's lifespan, DNA break formation is a common event, associated with many processes, from replication to apoptosis. Most of DNA breaks are readily repaired, but some are meant to persist in time, such as the chromosome ends, protected by telomeres. Besides them, eukaryotic genomes comprise shorter stretches of interstitial telomeric repeats. We assumed that the latter may also be associated with the formation of DNA breaks meant to persist in time. In zebrafish and mouse embryos, cells containing numerous breakage foci were identified...
September 15, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912501/transcription-regulation-of-cdkn1a-p21-cip1-waf1-by-trf2-is-epigenetically-controlled-through-the-rest-repressor-complex
#16
Tabish Hussain, Dhurjhoti Saha, Gunjan Purohit, Anirban Kar, Anand Kishore Mukherjee, Shalu Sharma, Suman Sengupta, Parashar Dhapola, Basudeb Maji, Sreekanth Vedagopuram, Nobuko T Horikoshi, Nobuo Horikoshi, Raj K Pandita, Santanu Bhattacharya, Avinash Bajaj, Jean-François Riou, Tej K Pandita, Shantanu Chowdhury
We observed extra-telomeric binding of the telomere repeat binding factor TRF2 within the promoter of the cyclin-dependent kinase CDKNIA (p21/CIP1/WAF1). This result in TRF2 induced transcription repression of p21. Interestingly, p21 repression was through engagement of the REST-coREST-LSD1-repressor complex and altered histone marks at the p21 promoter in a TRF2-dependent fashion. Furthermore, mutational analysis shows p21 repression requires interaction of TRF2 with a p21 promoter G-quadruplex. Physiologically, TRF2-mediated p21 repression attenuated drug-induced activation of cellular DNA damage response by evading G2/M arrest in cancer cells...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910708/telomere-quantification-in-frontal-and-temporal-brain-tissue-of-patients-with-schizophrenia
#17
Hans C van Mierlo, Catharina G K Wichers, Yujie He, Marjolein A M Sneeboer, Timothy R D J Radstake, René S Kahn, Jasper C A Broen, Lot D de Witte
Recent imaging studies have suggested that accelerated aging occurs in schizophrenia. However, the exact cause of these findings is still unclear. In this study we measured telomere length, a marker for cell senescence, in gray and white matter brain tissue from the medial frontal gyrus (MFG) and superior temporal gyrus (STG) of 9 patients with schizophrenia and 11 controls. No alterations in telomere length were found in MFG gray and white matter and in STG gray matter. A significant reduction in telomere length was observed in STG white matter of patients with schizophrenia as compared to controls (fold change of -0...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910544/human-microbiota-in-aging-and-infection-a-review
#18
Elisavet Stavropoulou, Eugenia Bezirtzoglou
In most developed countries, ageing of the population started more than a century ago and it seems to be emerged in a wide range of developing countries as well. Moreover, research into ageing has moved forward in extremely rapidly rhythms nowadays, and the scientific area is of great interest, as implications for nearly all sectors of society, including work, social, economic features, in addition to nutrition and health issues which are involved. The fragile elder population is affected and experienced more frequently infections than the younger population...
September 14, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906055/the-role-of-genomic-location-and-flanking-3-utr-in-the-generation-of-functional-levels-of-variant-surface-glycoprotein-in-trypanosoma-brucei
#19
Sophie Ridewood, Cher-Pheng Ooi, Belinda Hall, Anna Trenaman, Nadina Vasileva Wand, Georgios Sioutas, Iris Scherwitzl, Gloria Rudenko
Trypanosoma brucei faces relentless immune attack in the mammalian bloodstream, where it is protected by an essential coat of Variant Surface Glycoprotein (VSG) comprising ∼10% total protein. The active VSG gene is in a Pol I-transcribed telomeric expression site (ES). We investigated factors mediating these extremely high levels of VSG expression by inserting ectopic VSG117 into VSG221 expressing T. brucei. Mutational analysis of the ectopic VSG 3'UTR demonstrated the essentiality of a conserved 16-mer for mRNA stability...
September 14, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904242/the-g-quadruplex-dna-stabilizing-drug-pyridostatin-promotes-dna-damage-and-downregulates-transcription-of-brca1-in-neurons
#20
Jose F Moruno-Manchon, Edward C Koellhoffer, Jayakrishnan Gopakumar, Shashank Hambarde, Nayun Kim, Louise D McCullough, Andrey S Tsvetkov
The G-quadruplex is a non-canonical DNA secondary structure formed by four DNA strands containing multiple runs of guanines. G-quadruplexes play important roles in DNA recombination, replication, telomere maintenance, and regulation of transcription. Small molecules that stabilize the G-quadruplexes alter gene expression in cancer cells. Here, we hypothesized that the G-quadruplexes regulate transcription in neurons. We discovered that pyridostatin, a small molecule that specifically stabilizes G-quadruplex DNA complexes, induced neurotoxicity and promoted the formation of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in cultured neurons...
September 12, 2017: Aging
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