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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779043/glis1-3-transcription-factors-critical-roles-in-the-regulation-of-multiple-physiological-processes-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Anton M Jetten
Krüppel-like zinc finger proteins form one of the largest families of transcription factors. They function as key regulators of embryonic development and a wide range of other physiological processes, and are implicated in a variety of pathologies. GLI-similar 1-3 (GLIS1-3) constitute a subfamily of Krüppel-like zinc finger proteins that act either as activators or repressors of gene transcription. GLIS3 plays a critical role in the regulation of multiple biological processes and is a key regulator of pancreatic β cell generation and maturation, insulin gene expression, thyroid hormone biosynthesis, spermatogenesis, and the maintenance of normal kidney functions...
May 19, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777948/escherichia-coli-hyperepidemic-clone-st410-a-harboring-bla-ctx-m-15-isolated-from-fresh-vegetables-in-a-municipal-market-in-quito-ecuador
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David Ortega-Paredes, Pedro Barba, Santiago Mena-López, Nathaly Espinel, Jeannete Zurita
Dissemination of Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) Enterobacteriaceae is a major medical threat. Vegetables and fruits, which are usually consumed raw, are a very suitable pathway for the spread of these bacteria from farm-to-fork. However, limited information exists regarding resistant bacteria and epidemic clones that are disseminated in vegetables and tap water in South America. We processed a total of 90 samples in triplicate of nine typically consumed raw vegetables from a central municipal market, and tap water samples were processed from twenty-one locations in Quito, Ecuador...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776924/tools-for-rapid-genetic-engineering-of-vibrio-fischeri
#3
Karen L Visick, Kelsey M Hodge-Hanson, Alice H Tischler, Allison K Bennett, Vincent Mastrodomenico
Vibrio fischeri is used as a model for number of processes, including symbiosis, quorum sensing, bioluminescence, and biofilm formation. Many of these studies depend on generating deletion mutants and complementing them. Engineering such strains, however, is a time-consuming, multi-step process that relies on cloning and subcloning. Here, we describe a set of tools that can be used to rapidly engineer deletions and insertions in the V. fischeri chromosome without cloning. We developed a uniform approach for generating deletions using PCR SOEing (Splicing by Overlap Extension) with antibiotic cassettes flanked by standardized linker sequences...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776605/g-protein-coupled-receptor-resensitization-paradigms
#4
Manveen K Gupta, Maradumane L Mohan, Sathyamangla V Naga Prasad
Cellular responses to extracellular milieu/environment are driven by cell surface receptors that transmit the signal into the cells resulting in a synchronized and measured response. The ability to provide such exquisite responses to changes in external environment is mediated by the tight and yet, deliberate regulation of cell surface receptor function. In this regard, the seven transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of cell surface receptors that regulate responses like cardiac contractility, vision, and olfaction including platelet activation...
2018: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776602/blurring-boundaries-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-as-functional-g-protein-coupled-receptors
#5
Caitrin Crudden, Takashi Shibano, Dawei Song, Naida Suleymanova, Ada Girnita, Leonard Girnita
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) such as the insulin-like growth factor type 1 receptor (IGF-1R) control important biological activities as well as being involved in pathological processes. Due to their supportive nature in many human cancers they have long been considered attractive therapeutic targets. However, lessons learnt from early targeting trials highlight that a simple "active versus inactive" state model with classical kinase-only signaling is overly simplistic and does not describe reality...
2018: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775570/rapid-non-classical-effects-of-steroids-on-the-membrane-receptor-dynamics-and-downstream-signaling-in-neurons
#6
REVIEW
Klaudia Barabás, Soma Godó, Ferenc Lengyel, Dávid Ernszt, József Pál, István M Ábrahám
Although rapid effects of steroid hormones on membrane receptors and intracellular signaling molecules have been extensively studied in neurons, we are only beginning to understand the molecular mechanisms behind these non-classical steroid actions. Single molecule tracking (SMT) studies on live cells demonstrated that surface trafficking of membrane receptors determines their ligand binding properties and downstream signaling events. Recent findings suggest that one of the underlying mechanisms of non-classical steroid actions is the alteration of receptor movements on the membrane surface...
May 15, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774203/small-rho-gtpases-and-the-effector-vipa-mediate-the-invasion-of-epithelial-cells-by-filamentous-legionella-pneumophila
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Akriti Prashar, María Eugenia Ortiz, Stefanie Lucarelli, Elizabeth Barker, Zohreh Tabatabeiyazdi, Feras Shamoun, Deepa Raju, Costin Antonescu, Cyril Guyard, Mauricio R Terebiznik
Legionella pneumophila (Lp) exhibits different morphologies with varying degrees of virulence. Despite their detection in environmental sources of outbreaks and in respiratory tract secretions and lung autopsies from patients, the filamentous morphotype of Lp remains poorly studied. We previously demonstrated that filamentous Lp invades lung epithelial cells (LECs) and replicates intracellularly in a Legionella containing vacuole. Filamentous Lp activates β1integrin and E-cadherin receptors at the surface of LECs leading to the formation of actin-rich cell membrane structures we termed hooks and membrane wraps...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772443/mir-92a-regulates-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-cell-growth-by-targeting-foxp1-expression
#8
Jun Guo, Ning Wen, Sefei Yang, Xiaohang Guan, Song Cang
Increasing evidence indicates that microRNAs dysregulation contributes to the development and progression of various human cancers, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). However, little is known about the potential role of microRNA-92a (miR-92a) in OSCC. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of miR-92a expression on OSCC cell growth, apoptosis and tumorigenesis. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to detect the expression level of miR-92a in primary tumor tissues and OSCC cell lines...
May 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771958/cooperation-of-bmp-and-ihh-signaling-in-interdigital-cell-fate-determination
#9
Arunima Murgai, Sara Altmeyer, Stephanie Wiegand, Przemko Tylzanowski, Sigmar Stricker
The elaborate anatomy of hands and feet is shaped by coordinated formation of digits and regression of the interdigital mesenchyme (IM). A failure of this process causes persistence of interdigital webbing and consequently cutaneous syndactyly. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are key inductive factors for interdigital cell death (ICD) in vivo. NOGGIN (NOG) is a major BMP antagonist that can interfere with BMP-induced ICD when applied exogenously, but its in vivo role in this process is unknown. We investigated the physiological role of NOG in ICD and found that Noggin null mice display cutaneous syndactyly and impaired interdigital mesenchyme specification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769717/swi2-snf2-atpase-chr2-remodels-pri-mirnas-via-serrate-to-impede-mirna-production
#10
Zhiye Wang, Zeyang Ma, Claudia Castillo-González, Di Sun, Yanjun Li, Bin Yu, Baoyu Zhao, Pingwei Li, Xiuren Zhang
Chromatin remodelling factors (CHRs) typically function to alter chromatin structure. CHRs also reside in ribonucleoprotein complexes, but little is known about their RNA-related functions. Here we show that CHR2 (also known as BRM), the ATPase subunit of the large switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) complex, is a partner of the Microprocessor component Serrate (SE). CHR2 promotes the transcription of primary microRNA precursors (pri-miRNAs) while repressing miRNA accumulation in vivo. Direct interaction with SE is required for post-transcriptional inhibition of miRNA accumulation by CHR2 but not for its transcriptional activity...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769640/hypoxia-induced-microrna-191-contributes-to-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-the-zonab-cyclin-d1-axis
#11
Wenming Pan, Lin Wang, Xiao-Fei Zhang, Hongji Zhang, Jinxiang Zhang, Guoliang Wang, Peng Xu, Yunwei Zhang, Ping Hu, Xiao-Dong Zhang, Run-Lei Du, Hui Wang
Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in liver transplantation settings and involves severe cell death and inflammatory responses. MicroRNA-191 has recently been reported to be abnormally expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma and other liver diseases in the regulation of important cellular processes. However, little is known about its function and molecular mechanism in IRI. Here, we demonstrate that miR-191 is significantly upregulated in a cultured cell line during hypoxia/reperfusion (H/R) and in liver tissue during IRI in mice...
May 16, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768920/enzymatic-synthesis-of-the-ribosylated-glycyl-uridine-disaccharide-core-of-peptidyl-nucleoside-antibiotics
#12
Zheng Cui, Xiaodong Liu, Jonathan Overbay, Wenlong Cai, Xiachang Wang, Anke Lemke, Daniel Wiegmann, Giuliana Niro, Jon S Thorson, Christian Ducho, Steven G Van Lanen
Muraymycins belong to a family of nucleoside antibiotics that have a distinctive disaccharide core consisting of 5-amino-5-deoxyribofuranose (ADR) attached to 6'-N-alkyl-5'- C-glycyluridine (GlyU). Here we functionally assign and characterize six enzymes from the muraymycin biosynthetic pathway involved in the core assembly that starts from UMP. The biosynthesis is initiated by Mur16, a non-heme Fe(II)- and α-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase, followed by four transferase enzymes-Mur17, a pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent transaldolase; Mur20, an aminotransferase; Mur26, a pyrimidine phosphorylase; and Mur18, a nucleotidylyltransferase...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768209/influenza-virus-mounts-a-two-pronged-attack-on-host-rna-polymerase-ii-transcription
#13
David L V Bauer, Michael Tellier, Mónica Martínez-Alonso, Takayuki Nojima, Nick J Proudfoot, Shona Murphy, Ervin Fodor
Influenza virus intimately associates with host RNA polymerase II (Pol II) and mRNA processing machinery. Here, we use mammalian native elongating transcript sequencing (mNET-seq) to examine Pol II behavior during viral infection. We show that influenza virus executes a two-pronged attack on host transcription. First, viral infection causes decreased Pol II gene occupancy downstream of transcription start sites. Second, virus-induced cellular stress leads to a catastrophic failure of Pol II termination at poly(A) sites, with transcription often continuing for tens of kilobases...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768208/the-cst-complex-mediates-end-protection-at-double-strand-breaks-and-promotes-parp-inhibitor-sensitivity-in-brca1-deficient-cells
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Marco Barazas, Stefano Annunziato, Stephen J Pettitt, Inge de Krijger, Hind Ghezraoui, Stefan J Roobol, Catrin Lutz, Jessica Frankum, Fei Fei Song, Rachel Brough, Bastiaan Evers, Ewa Gogola, Jinhyuk Bhin, Marieke van de Ven, Dik C van Gent, Jacqueline J L Jacobs, Ross Chapman, Christopher J Lord, Jos Jonkers, Sven Rottenberg
Selective elimination of BRCA1-deficient cells by inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) is a prime example of the concept of synthetic lethality in cancer therapy. This interaction is counteracted by the restoration of BRCA1-independent homologous recombination through loss of factors such as 53BP1, RIF1, and REV7/MAD2L2, which inhibit end resection of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). To identify additional factors involved in this process, we performed CRISPR/SpCas9-based loss-of-function screens and selected for factors that confer PARP inhibitor (PARPi) resistance in BRCA1-deficient cells...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768047/glucocorticoid-activated-ire1%C3%AE-xbp-1s-signaling-an-autophagy-associated-protective-pathway-against-endotheliocyte-damage
#15
Yanchun Gao, Hongyi Zhu, Fan Yang, Qiyang Wang, Yong Feng, Changqing Zhang
Glucocorticoid-induced endothelial injury has been reported in several diseases. Although there are several theories, the exact mechanism underlying the role of glucocorticoids in this process remains unclear. Autophagy has been reported to occur as a response to different stimuli and can affect cell survival and function. In this study, we found that glucocorticoids induced apoptosis and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in endotheliocytes. Furthermore, we discovered that glucocorticoids induced autophagy in these cells and the inositol requiring protein 1 (IRE1α)/X-box binding protein 1s (XBP-1s) axis, one of the downstream signaling pathways of ER stress, was associated with the glucocorticoid-induced autophagy...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765770/persistent-6-oh-bde-47-exposure-impairs-functional-neuronal-maturation-and-alters-expression-of-neurodevelopmentally-relevant-chromatin-remodelers
#16
Robert G Poston, Carissa J Dunn, Pushpita Sarkar, Ramendra N Saha
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a pervasive class of brominated flame retardants that are present in the environment at particularly high levels, especially in the United States. Their environmental stability, propensity for bioaccumulation, and known potential for neurotoxicity has evoked interest regarding their effects on the developing nervous system. Exposure to PBDEs has been strongly associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. However, the details of their mechanistic roles in such disorders are incompletely understood...
January 2018: Environmental Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765447/microrna-141-inhibits-proliferation-of-gastric-cardia-adenocarcinoma-by-targeting-macc1
#17
Shubin Li, Jixian Zhu, Junjie Li, Shubo Li, Bin Li
Introduction: Abnormal expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) contributes to cancer development through regulating proliferation, apoptosis and drug resistance in cancer cells. The present study was designed to explore the effect and mechanism of miR-141 on gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA). Material and methods: Forty-one paired GCA tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from GCA patients never treated by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. QRT-PCR was used to detect the expression level of miR-141 in GCA...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764768/hydroxylase-activity-of-asph-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-through-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-pathway
#18
Qifei Zou, Ying Hou, Haibo Wang, Kui Wang, Xianglei Xing, Yong Xia, Xuying Wan, Jun Li, Binghua Jiao, Jingfeng Liu, Aimin Huang, Dong Wu, Hongjun Xiang, Timothy M Pawlik, Hongyang Wang, Wan Yee Lau, Yizheng Wang, Feng Shen
Over-expression of aspartyl (asparagynal)-β-hydroxylase (ASPH) contributes to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) invasiveness, but the role of ASPH hydroxylase activity in this process remains to be defined. As such, the current study investigated the role of ASPH hydroxylase activity in downstream signalling of HCC tumorgenesis and, specifically, metastasis development. Over-expression of wild-type ASPH, but not a hydroxylase mutant, promoted HCC cell migration in vitro, as well as intrahepatic and distant metastases in vivo...
May 12, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764763/direct-recovery-of-mangostins-from-garcinia-mangostana-pericarps-using-cellulase-assisted-aqueous-micellar-biphasic-system-with-recyclable-surfactant
#19
Hui-Suan Ng, Grace Yin Tze Tan, Ka-Heng Lee, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Hip Seng Yim, John Chi-Wei Lan
The α- and γ-mangostins from Garcinia mangostana pericarps (GMP) exhibit antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. The extraction yields α- and γ-mangostins are often limited by the presence of the GMP cell walls. Therefore, the extraction and recovery of mangostins from GMP with an Aspergillus niger cellulase-assisted aqueous micellar biphasic system (CA-AMBS) was developed for enhanced yield of mangostins. Effects of the concentration of cellulase, the incubation time and the temperature of the system on the recovery of mangostins were investigated...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764453/ampa-ergic-regulation-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-levels-in-an-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-model
#20
Jane C Hettinger, Hyo Lee, Guojun Bu, David M Holtzman, John R Cirrito
BACKGROUND: Extracellular aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide into toxic multimers is a key event in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Aβ aggregation is concentration-dependent, with higher concentrations of Aβ much more likely to form toxic species. The processes that regulate extracellular levels of Aβ therefore stand to directly affect AD pathology onset. Studies from our lab and others have demonstrated that synaptic activity is a critical regulator of Aβ production through both presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms...
May 15, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
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