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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086804/comparative-analysis-of-the-root-transcriptomes-of-cultivated-sweetpotato-ipomoea-batatas-l-lam-and-its-wild-ancestor-ipomoea-trifida-kunth-g-don
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Sathish K Ponniah, Jyothi Thimmapuram, Ketaki Bhide, Venu Kal Kalavacharla, Muthusamy Manoharan
BACKGROUND: The complex process of formation of storage roots (SRs) from adventitious roots affects sweetpotato yield. Identifying the genes that are uniquely expressed in the SR forming cultivated species, Ipomoea batatas (Ib), and its immediate ancestral species, Ipomoea trifida (It), which does not form SRs, may provide insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying SR formation in sweetpotato. RESULTS: Illumina paired-end sequencing generated ~208 and ~200 million reads for Ib and It, respectively...
January 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077619/relative-importance-of-%C3%AE-cyto-and-%C3%AE-cyto-actin-in-primary-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts
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Xiaobai Patrinostro, Allison R O'Rourke, Christopher M Chamberlain, Branden S Moriarity, Benjamin J Perrin, James M Ervasti
The highly homologous beta (βcyto) and gamma (γcyto) cytoplasmic actins are hypothesized to carry out both redundant and unique essential functions, but studies using targeted gene knockout and siRNA mediated transcript knockdown to examine βcyto- and γcyto-isoform specific functions in various cell types have yielded conflicting data. Here, we quantitatively characterized actin transcript and protein levels as well as cellular phenotypes in both gene- and transcript-targeted primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
January 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062922/interferon-%C3%AE-mediates-human-beta-cell-hla-class-i-overexpression-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-apoptosis-three-hallmarks-of-early-human-type-1-diabetes
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Laura Marroqui, Reinaldo S Dos Santos, Anne Op de Beeck, Alexandra Coomans de Brachène, Lorella Marselli, Piero Marchetti, Decio L Eizirik
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Three hallmarks of the pancreatic islets in early human type 1 diabetes are overexpression of HLA class I, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and beta cell apoptosis. The mediators of these phenomena remain to be defined. The type I interferon IFNα is expressed in human islets from type 1 diabetes patients and mediates HLA class I overexpression. We presently evaluated the mechanisms involved in IFNα-induced HLA class I expression in human beta cells and determined whether this cytokine contributes to ER stress and apoptosis...
January 6, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059119/dysregulation-of-wti-kts-is-associated-with-the-kidney-specific-effects-of-the-lmx1b-r246q-mutation
#4
Gentzon Hall, Brandon Lane, Megan Chryst-Ladd, Guanghong Wu, Jen-Jar Lin, XueJun Qin, Elizabeth R Hauser, Rasheed Gbadegesin
Mutations in the LIM homeobox transcription factor 1-beta (LMX1B) are a cause of nail patellar syndrome, a condition characterized by skeletal changes, glaucoma and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Recently, a missense mutation (R246Q) in LMX1B was reported as a cause of glomerular pathologies without extra-renal manifestations, otherwise known as nail patella-like renal disease (NPLRD). We have identified two additional NPLRD families with the R246Q mutation, though the mechanisms by which LMX1BR246Q causes a renal-specific phenotype is unknown...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038945/role-of-the-adhesion-molecule-f3-contactin-in-synaptic-plasticity-and-memory
#5
REVIEW
Walter Gulisano, Antonella Bizzoca, Gianfranco Gennarini, Agostino Palmeri, Daniela Puzzo
Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) have a pivotal role in building and maintaining synaptic structures during brain development participating in axonal elongation and pathfinding, glial guidance of neuronal migration, as well as myelination. CAMs expression persists in the adult brain particularly in structures undergoing postnatal neurogenesis and involved in synaptic plasticity and memory as the hippocampus. Among the neural CAMs, we have recently focused on F3/Contactin, a glycosylphosphatidyl inositol-anchored glycoprotein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily, involved in neuronal development, synaptic maintenance and organization of neuronal networks...
December 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036116/hmgb1-down-regulation-mediates-terameprocol-vascular-anti-proliferative-effect-in-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
#6
Rita Nogueira-Ferreira, Manuel J Ferreira-Pinto, Ana Filipa Silva, Rui Vitorino, Joana Justino, Raquel Costa, Daniel Moreira-Gonçalves, Jean-François Quignard, Thomas Ducret, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Adelino F Leite-Moreira, Rita Ferreira, Tiago Henriques-Coelho
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease with a poor prognosis. Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) play a crucial role in PAH pathophysiology, displaying a hyperproliferative and apoptotic-resistant phenotype. In the present study, we evaluated the potential therapeutic role of terameprocol (TMP), an inhibitor of cellular proliferation and promoter of apoptosis, in a well-established pre-clinical model of PAH induced by monocrotaline (MCT) and studied the biological pathways modulated by TMP in PASMCs...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031160/myelo-erythroid-commitment-after-burn-injury-is-under-beta-adrenergic-control-via-mafb-regulation
#7
Shirin Hasan, Nicholas B Johnson, Michael J Mosier, Ravi Shankar, Peggie Conrad, Andrea Szilagyi, Richard L Gamelli, Kuzhali Muthumalaiappan
Severely injured burn patients receive multiple blood transfusions for anemia of critical illness despite the adverse consequences. One limiting factor to consider alternate treatment strategies is the lack of a reliable test platform to study molecular mechanisms of impaired erythropoiesis. This study illustrates how conditions resulting in high catecholamine microenvironment such as burns can instigate myelo-erythroid reprioritization influenced by beta-adrenergic stimulation leading to anemia. In mouse model of scald burn injury we observed, along with a 3-fold increase in bone marrow LSKs (lin(neg) Sca1(+)cKit(+)), the myeloid shift is accompanied with a significant reduction in megakaryocyte erythrocyte progenitors (MEPs)...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028966/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nfkb-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Cristian Fabian Layton Tovar, Hugo Mendieta Zerón, Maria Del Socorro Camarillo Romero, Yanko V Fabila Sánchez, Isidoro Tejocote Romero
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common hematologic malignancy in early childhood. In children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the activity of glycogen synthase kinase (GSK-3β) has been associated with changes in the transcriptional activity and expression of nuclear factor kappa beta (NFKB) in the mononuclear cells of bone marrow. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the possible role of glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK-3β) and nuclear factor kappa beta (NFKB) as prognostic variables in pediatric patients with ALL...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006004/downregulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-2-expression-and-signaling-through-inhibition-of-na-k-atpase
#9
Jennifer La, Eleanor Reed, Lan Chan, Larisa V Smolyaninova, Olga A Akomova, Gökhan M Mutlu, Sergei N Orlov, Nickolai O Dulin
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) is a multi-functional cytokine implicated in the control of cell growth and differentiation. TGF-β signals through a complex of TGF-β receptors 1 and 2 (TGFβR1 and TGFβR2) that phosphorylate and activate Smad2/3 transcription factors driving transcription of the Smad-target genes. The Na+/K+-ATPase is an integral plasma membrane protein critical for maintaining the electro-chemical gradient of Na+ and K+ in the cell. We found that inhibition of the Na+/K+ ATPase by ouabain results in a dramatic decrease in the expression of TGFβR2 in human lung fibrobalsts (HLF) at the mRNA and protein levels...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004401/hypoxia-inducible-factors-as-neuroprotective-agent-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
REVIEW
Ben Sundra Ashok, Thekkuttuparambil Ananthanarayanan Ajith, Senthilkumar Sivanesan
Beta amyloid (Aβ)-42 peptide and phosphorylated tau protein had been demonstrated as the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A gradual decline of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain during aging or hypoxia was manifested as contributing factors to hypometabolism. The brain regions susceptible to hypometabolism are hippocampus, entorhinal cortex and cognition-associated neocortical regions like parietal, temporal and frontal cortex. In AD patients, the brain regions with hypometabolism can trigger overexpression of amyloid precursor protein and decreased the clearance of Aβ...
December 22, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000708/protein-inhibitor-of-activated-stat-y-piasy-regulates-insulin-secretion-by-interacting-with-lim-homeodomain-transcription-factor-isl1
#11
Chengzhi Yan, Chulin Yu, Di Zhang, Yan Cui, Jinlian Zhou, Sheng Cui
It is known that the LIM homeodomain transcription factor Isl1 is highly expressed in all pancreatic endocrine cells and functions in regulating pancreatic development and insulin secretion. The Isl1 mutation has been found to be associated with type 2 diabetes, but the mechanism responsible for Isl1 regulation of insulin synthesis and secretion still needs to be elucidated. In the present study, the protein inhibitor of activated STAT Y (PIASy) was identified as a novel Isl1-interacting protein with a yeast two-hybrid system, and its interaction with Isl1 was further confirmed by a co-immunoprecipitation experiment...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999774/hyal-2-wwox-smad4-signaling-in-cell-death-and-anticancer-response
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REVIEW
Li-Jin Hsu, Ming-Fu Chiang, Chun-I Sze, Wan-Pei Su, Ye Vone Yap, I-Ting Lee, Hsiang-Ling Kuo, Nan-Shan Chang
Hyaluronidase HYAL-2 is a membrane-anchored protein and also localizes, in part, in the lysosome. Recent study from animal models revealed that both HYAL-1 and HYAL-2 are essential for the metabolism of hyaluronan (HA). Hyal-2 deficiency is associated with chronic thrombotic microangiopathy with hemolytic anemia in mice due to over accumulation of high molecular size HA. HYAL-2 is essential for platelet generation. Membrane HYAL-2 degrades HA bound by co-receptor CD44. Also, in a non-canonical signal pathway, HYAL-2 serves as a receptor for transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) to signal with downstream tumor suppressors WWOX and SMAD4 to control gene transcription...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993690/a-seasonal-switch-in-histone-deacetylase-gene-expression-in-the-hypothalamus-and-their-capacity-to-modulate-nuclear-signaling-pathways
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Patrick N Stoney, Diana Rodrigues, Gisela Helfer, Thabat Khatib, Anna Ashton, Elizabeth A Hay, Robert Starr, Dagmara Kociszewska, Peter Morgan, Peter McCaffery
Seasonal animals undergo changes in physiology and behavior between summer and winter conditions. These changes are in part driven by a switch in a series of hypothalamic genes under transcriptional control by hormones and, of recent interest, inflammatory factors. Crucial to the control of transcription are histone deacetylases (HDACs), generally acting to repress transcription by local histone modification. Seasonal changes in hypothalamic HDAC transcripts were investigated in photoperiod-sensitive F344 rats by altering the day-length (photoperiod)...
December 18, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989866/localization-and-expression-of-molt-inhibiting-hormone-and-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-the-green-shore-crab-carcinus-maenas-and-the-blackback-land-crab-gecarcinus-lateralis
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Natalie L Pitts, Donald L Mykles
In decapod crustaceans, molting is controlled by the pulsatile release of molt-inhibiting hormone (MIH) from neurosecretory cells in the X-organ/sinus gland (XO/SG) complex in the eyestalk ganglia (ESG). A drop in MIH release triggers molting by activating the molting gland or Y-organ (YO). Post-transcriptional mechanisms ultimately control MIH levels in the hemolymph. Neurotransmitter-mediated electrical activity controls Ca(2+)-dependent vesicular release of MIH from the SG axon terminals, which may be modulated by nitric oxide (NO)...
October 27, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988204/smad-transcription-factors-are-altered-in-cell-models-of-hd-and-regulate-htt-expression
#15
K R Bowles, T Stone, P Holmans, N D Allen, S B Dunnett, L Jones
Transcriptional dysregulation is observable in multiple animal and cell models of Huntington's disease, as well as in human blood and post-mortem caudate. This contributes to HD pathogenesis, although the exact mechanism by which this occurs is unknown. We therefore utilised a dynamic model in order to determine the differential effect of growth factor stimulation on gene expression, to highlight potential alterations in kinase signalling pathways that may be in part responsible for the transcriptional dysregulation observed in HD, and which may reveal new therapeutic targets...
December 14, 2016: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987372/six1-maintains-tumor-basal-cells-via-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-and-associates-with-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-cancer
#16
Takao Nishimura, Masashi Tamaoki, Rie Komatsuzaki, Naohide Oue, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masayuki Komatsu, Kazuhiko Aoyagi, Keiko Minashi, Fumiko Chiwaki, Hisashi Shinohara, Yuji Tachimori, Wataru Yasui, Manabu Muto, Teruhiko Yoshida, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hiroki Sasaki
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors. Although improvement in both surgical techniques and neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been achieved, the 5-year survival rate of locally advanced tumors was, at best, still 55%. Therefore, elucidation of mechanisms of the malignancy is eagerly awaited. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) has been reported to have critical biological roles for cancer cell stemness, whereas little is known about it in ESCC...
December 17, 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987331/irs1-%C3%AE-catenin-axis-is-activated-and-induces-myc-expression-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
#17
Jaqueline Cristina Fernandes, Ana Paula Nunes Rodrigues Alves, João Agostinho Machado-Neto, Renata Scopim-Ribeiro, Bruna Alves Fenerich, Fernanda Borges da Silva, Belinda Pinto Simões, Eduardo Magalhães Rego, Fabiola Traina
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and its receptor IGF1R regulate normal cell growth and contribute to cell transformation through activation of downstream signaling pathways. In fibroblast cells, insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1), through IGF1 signaling, was found to be the key protein for nuclear translocation of β-catenin and MYC transcription activation. We herein investigated the IRS1/β-catenin axis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. Samples were obtained from 45 patients with ALL and 13 healthy donors...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983982/mir-24-suppression-of-poz-btb-and-at-hook-containing-zinc-finger-protein-1-patz1-protects-endothelial-cell-from-diabetic-damage
#18
Yan-Xiang Cui, Yu-Zhong Hua, Ning Wang, Xun Chen, Fang Wang, Jun-Ying Liu, Lei-Lei Wang, Chang-You Yan, Yang-Guo Ma, Yun-He Cao, Xiu-Hua Zhang
The regulatory transcriptional factor PATZ1 is abnormally up-regulated in diabetic endothelial cells (ECs) where it acts as an anti-angiogenic factor via modulation of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) signaling. The aim of the present work was to elucidate the upstream molecular events regulating PATZ1 expression in diabetic angiogenesis. The bioinformatics search for microRNAs (miRNAs) able to potentially target PATZ1 led to the identification of several miRNAs. Among them we focused on the miR-24 since the multiple targets of miR-24, which have so far been identified in beta cells, cardiomyocytes and macrophages, are all involved in diabetic complications...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973560/identification-of-the-functional-variant-s-that-explain-the-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-ldlr-gwas-snp-rs6511720-association-with-lower-ldl-c-and-risk-of-chd
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Roaa Hani Fairoozy, Jon White, Jutta Palmen, Anastasia Z Kalea, Steve E Humphries
BACKGROUND: The Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor (LDLR) SNP rs6511720 (G>T), located in intron-1 of the gene, has been identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) as being associated with lower plasma levels of LDL-C and a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Whether or not rs6511720 is itself functional or a marker for a functional variant elsewhere in the gene is not known. METHODS: The association of LDLR SNP rs6511720 with incidence of CHD and levels of LDL-C was determined by reference to CARDIoGRAM, C4D and Global lipids genetics consortium (GLGC) data...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939528/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-beta-ppar%C3%AE-activity-increases-the-immune-response-and-shortens-the-early-phases-of-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
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Isabelle Mothe-Satney, Jessica Piquet, Joseph Murdaca, Brigitte Sibille, Paul A Grimaldi, Jaap G Neels, Anne-Sophie Rousseau
Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Beta (PPARβ) is a transcription factor playing an important role in both muscle myogenesis and remodeling, and in inflammation. However, its role in the coordination of the transient muscle inflammation and reparation process following muscle injury has not yet been fully determined. We postulated that activation of the PPARβ pathway alters the early phase of the muscle regeneration process, i.e. when immune cells infiltrate in injured muscle. Tibialis anteriors of C57BL6/J mice treated or not with the PPARβ agonist GW0742 were injected with cardiotoxin (or with physiological serum for the contralateral muscle)...
December 7, 2016: Biochimie
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