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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339719/the-pepper-wpp-domain-protein-cawdp1-acts-as-a-novel-negative-regulator-of-drought-stress-via-aba-signaling
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Chanmi Park, Chae Woo Lim, Woonhee Baek, Jung-Hyun Kim, Sohee Lim, Sang Hyon Kim, Kyung-Nam Kim, Sung Chul Lee
Plants are constantly challenged by various environmental stresses, including high salinity and drought, and they have evolved defense mechanisms to counteract the deleterious effects of these stresses. The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) regulates plant growth and developmental processes and mediates abiotic stress responses. Here, we report the identification and characterization of a novel CaWDP1 (Capsicum annuumWPP Domain Protein 1) protein. The expression of CaWDP1 in pepper leaves was induced by ABA, drought, and NaCl treatments, suggesting its role in the abiotic stress response...
February 22, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339687/extra-gonadal-oocytes-residing-in-the-mouse-ovarian-hilum-contribute-to-fertility1
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Xiaofei Sun, Junya Ito, Sarah J Potter, Sudhansu K Dey, Tony DeFalco
The observation of pups born from recipient and donor mice after ovariectomy followed by ovarian transplant poses the interesting possibility of an extra-ovarian source of oocytes. However, whether mammalian adult oocytes reside in extra-gonadal tissues remains elusive. Using transgenic fluorescent reporter mice and transplantation surgeries, we demonstrate the presence of both donor- and recipient-derived corpora lutea and recovery of both donor- and recipient-derived offspring from ovariectomized mice after transplantation of donor ovaries...
February 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339678/ddx4-egfp-transgenic-rat-model-for-the-study-of-germline-development-and-spermatogenesis%C3%A2
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Kathrin Gassei, Yi Sheng, Adetunji Fayomi, Payal Mital, Meena Sukhwani, Chih-Cheng Lin, Karen A Peters, Andrew Althouse, Hanna Valli, Kyle E Orwig
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSC) are essential for spermatogenesis and male fertility. In addition, these adult tissue stem cells can be used as vehicles for germline modification in animal models and may have application for treating male infertility. To facilitate the investigation of SSCs and germ lineage development in rats, we generated a DEAD-box helicase 4 (DDX4) (VASA) promoter-enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) reporter transgenic rat. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and immunofluorescence confirmed that EGFP was expressed in the germ cells of the ovaries and testes and was absent in somatic cells and tissues...
February 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339662/hiv-1-proteins-influence-novelty-seeking-behavior-and-alter-region-specific-transcriptional-responses-to-chronic-nicotine-treatment-in-hiv-1tg-rats
#4
Zhongli Yang, Tanseli Nesil, Taylor Wingo, Sulie L Chang, Ming D Li
Introduction: Clinical studies suggest that HIV-1-infected patients are more likely to use or abuse addictive drugs than is the general population. We hypothesized that HIV-1 proteins impact novelty-seeking behavior and enhance the transcriptional response to nicotine in genes implicated in both novelty-seeking behavior and drug addiction. Methods: We assessed the effects of HIV-1 proteins on novelty-seeking behavior by comparing baseline activity differences of HIV-1Tg and F344 control rats in the open-field test...
February 17, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339476/transgenic-mice-overexpressing-desmocollin-2-dsc2-develop-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-myocardial-inflammation-and-fibrotic-remodeling
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Andreas Brodehl, Darrell D Belke, Lauren Garnett, Kristina Martens, Nelly Abdelfatah, Marcela Rodriguez, Catherine Diao, Yong-Xiang Chen, Paul M K Gordon, Anders Nygren, Brenda Gerull
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is an inherited heart muscle disorder leading to ventricular arrhythmias and heart failure, mainly as a result of mutations in cardiac desmosomal genes. Desmosomes are cell-cell junctions mediating adhesion of cardiomyocytes; however, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the disease remain widely unknown. Desmocollin-2 is a desmosomal cadherin serving as an anchor molecule required to reconstitute homeostatic intercellular adhesion with desmoglein-2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339060/chronological-changes-in-the-expression-of-phosphorylated-tau-and-5%C3%A2-amp%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinase-in-the-brain-of-senescence%C3%A2-accelerated-p8-mice
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Hak-Su Kim, Sohee Moon, Sujin Kim, Min-Jae Lee, Min Hwa Suk, Dong-Ho Park, Dong Wun Shin, Chang-Shin Park, Ju-Hee Kang
Senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8), a non‑transgenic animal model used for researching sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD), presents AD pathologies and overall dysregulation in brain energy metabolism, which is one of the early pathogenic characteristics of AD. In the present study, the authors examined chronological changes in the expression patterns of phosphorylated tau and of proteins related to energy metabolism to evaluate the association of tau phosphorylation and metabolism, using young‑ (2‑months‑old), middle‑ (5‑months‑old) and old‑aged (10‑months‑old) SAMP8...
March 23, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338881/mdhb1-down-regulation-activates-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-the-white-fleshed-apple-cultivar-granny-smith
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Yonghua Jiang, Cuihua Liu, Dan Yan, Xiaohong Wen, Yanli Liu, Haojie Wang, Jieyu Dai, Yujie Zhang, Yanfei Liu, Bin Zhou, Xiaolin Ren
Coloration in apple (Malus×domestica) flesh is mainly caused by the accumulation of anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is biosynthesized through the flavonoid pathway and regulated by MYB, bHLH, and WD40 transcription factors (TFs). Here, we report that the HD-Zip I TF MdHB1 was also involved in the regulation of anthocyanin accumulation. MdHB1 silencing caused the accumulation of anthocyanin in 'Granny Smith' flesh, whereas its overexpression reduced the flesh content of anthocyanin in 'Ballerina' (red-fleshed apple)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338757/acceleration-of-leaf-senescence-is-slowed-down-in-transgenic-barley-plants-deficient-in-the-dna-rna-binding-protein-whirly1
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Weronika Kucharewicz, Assaf Distelfeld, Wolfgang Bilger, Maren Müller, Sergi Munné-Bosch, Götz Hensel, Karin Krupinska
WHIRLY1 in barley was isolated as a potential regulator of the senescence-associated gene HvS40. In order to investigate whether the plastid-nucleus-located DNA/RNA-binding protein WHIRLY1 plays a role in regulation of leaf senescence, primary foliage leaves from transgenic barley plants with an RNAi-mediated knockdown of the WHIRLY1 gene were characterized by typical senescence parameters, namely pigment contents, function and composition of the photosynthetic apparatus, as well as expression of selected genes known to be either down- or up-regulated during leaf senescence...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338719/the-legume-mir1514a-modulates-a-nac-transcription-factor-transcript-to-trigger-phasirna-formation-in-response-to-drought
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Guadalupe Sosa-Valencia, Miguel Palomar, Alejandra A Covarrubias, José L Reyes
Recent studies have identified microRNAs as post-transcriptional regulators involved in stress responses. miR1514a is a legume microRNA that is induced in response to drought stress in Phaseolus vulgaris (common bean) and shows differential accumulation levels in roots during water deficit in two cultivars with different drought tolerance phenotypes. A recent degradome analysis revealed that miR1514a targets the transcripts of two NAC transcription factors (TFs), Phvul.010g121000 and Phvul.010g120700. Furthermore, expression studies and small RNA-seq data indicate that only Phvul...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338710/the-wrky-transcription-factors-ptrwrky18-and-ptrwrky35-promote-melampsora-resistance-in-populus
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Yuanzhong Jiang, Li Guo, Xiaodong Ma, Xin Zhao, Bo Jiao, Chaofeng Li, Keming Luo
WRKY transcription factors play important roles in response to diverse environmental stresses, but exact functions of these proteins in poplar defense are still largely unknown. In a previous study, we have shown that poplar WRKY89 is induced by salicylic acid (SA) treatment and plays an important role in resistance against fungi in transgenic poplars. Here, we determined an increase in transcript levels of Group IIa WRKY members in transgenic poplars overexpressing WRKY89 using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis...
February 15, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338609/ectopic-expression-of-aeluropus-littoralis-plasma-membrane-protein-gene-altmp1-confers-abiotic-stress-tolerance-in-transgenic-tobacco-by-improving-water-status-and-cation-homeostasis
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Walid Ben Romdhane, Rania Ben-Saad, Donaldo Meynard, Jean-Luc Verdeil, Jalel Azaza, Nabil Zouari, Lotfi Fki, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Abdullah Al-Doss, Afif Hassairi
We report here the isolation and functional analysis of AlTMP1 gene encoding a member of the PMP3 protein family. In Aeluropus littoralis, AlTMP1 is highly induced by abscisic acid (ABA), cold, salt, and osmotic stresses. Transgenic tobacco expressing AlTMP1 exhibited enhanced tolerance to salt, osmotic, H₂O₂, heat and freezing stresses at the seedling stage. Under greenhouse conditions, the transgenic plants showed a higher level of tolerance to drought than to salinity. Noteworthy, AlTMP1 plants yielded two- and five-fold more seeds than non-transgenic plants (NT) under salt and drought stresses, respectively...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338525/orexin-action-on-oxytocin-neurons-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus
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Yuko Maejima, Shinichi Takahashi, Katsuya Takasu, Seiichi Takenoshita, Yoichi Ueta, Kenju Shimomura
Oxytocin neurons in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus play an important role in food intake regulation. It has been shown that the secretion of oxytocin from the hypothalamus shows a diurnal circadian rhythmic pattern and disturbance of this pattern leads to the development of obesity. However, whether oxytocin secretion from the PVN has a diurnal pattern remains unknown. Here, we show that oxytocin secretion from the PVN does have a diurnal pattern and that the terminals of orexin neurons, the neuropeptide responsible for regulating the sleep-wake rhythm, are synapsed with PVN oxytocin neurons...
March 23, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338020/epigenetic-regulation-of-intronic-transgenes-in-arabidopsis
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Kenji Osabe, Yoshiko Harukawa, Saori Miura, Hidetoshi Saze
Defense mechanisms of plant genomes can epigenetically inactivate repetitive sequences and exogenous transgenes. Loss of mutant phenotypes in intronic T-DNA insertion lines by interaction with another T-DNA locus, termed T-DNA suppression, has been observed in Arabidopsis thaliana, although the molecular basis of establishment and maintenance of T-DNA suppression is poorly understood. Here we show that maintenance of T-DNA suppression requires heterochromatinisation of T-DNA sequences and the nuclear proteins, INCREASED IN BONSAI METHYLATION 2 (IBM2) and ENHANCED DOWNY MILDEW 2 (EDM2), which prevent ectopic 3' end processing of mRNA in atypically long introns containing T-DNA sequences...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337631/upregulation-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-in-the-hypothalamus-associated-with-a-high-anxiety-like-level-in-apolipoprotein-e4-transgenic-mice
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Fan-Tao Meng, Jun Zhao, Hui Fang, Li-Feng Zhang, Hui-Mei Wu, Ya-Jing Liu
Anxiety symptoms occur in a large portion of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. ApolipoproteinE-4 (ApoE ε4 allele), a risk factor for AD, has been recognized as an important contributor to psychiatric disorders. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the corticosterone level in relation to anxiety-like behavior changes in transgenic male mice with different glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-ApoE isoforms. GFAP-ApoE4 transgenic mice aged 3 months showed higher anxiety-like behavior in open field, light-dark box and elevated plus maze tasks compared with that of age-matched GFAP-ApoE3 mice...
March 24, 2017: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337596/prolactin-regulation-of-the-hpa-axis-is-not-mediated-by-a-direct-action-upon-crh-neurons-evidence-from-the-rat-and-mouse
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Papillon Gustafson, Ilona Kokay, Tony Sapsford, Stephen Bunn, David Grattan
Centrally acting prolactin has been shown to have anti-stress effects by modulating the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. We tested the hypothesis that prolactin directly targets hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons. In situ hybridisation confirmed expression of mRNA encoding the long, but not the short, isoform of the prolactin receptor (PRLR) within the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the virgin rat; however, only 6% of CRH neurons expressed long-form Prlr mRNA. Examination of the functional response of CRH neurons to intracerebroventricular prolactin (500 ng) showed that these neurons did not respond with activation of phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (pSTAT5), a marker of long-form PRLR activation...
March 23, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337297/protective-effect-of-a-novel-antibody-against-tlr2-on-zymosan-induced-acute-peritonitis-in-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transgenic-mice
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Qingjun Pan, Jun Cai, Yanxia Peng, Haiyan Xiao, Lifang Zhang, Jinying Chen, Huafeng Liu
In addition to antibiotic therapy for treatment of peritonitis, biologics have also been found to exhibit both anti-inflammatory and inflammation-resolving properties. Here, we first developed NF-κB transgenic mice with zymosan-induced acute peritonitis to investigate the effects of a novel anti-Toll-like receptor (TLR)2 antibody (anti-T20). In this mouse model, anti-T20 treatment significantly attenuated the increase of peritoneal NF-κB activity and serum levels of inflammatory cytokines, including monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, in a dose-dependent manner compared to mice treated with isotype control antibody...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337212/identification-of-norway-spruce-myb-bhlh-wdr-transcription-factor-complex-members-linked-to-regulation-of-the-flavonoid-pathway
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Miguel Nemesio-Gorriz, Peter B Blair, Kerstin Dalman, Almuth Hammerbacher, Jenny Arnerup, Jan Stenlid, Shahid M Mukhtar, Malin Elfstrand
Transcription factors (TFs) forming MYB-bHLH-WDR complexes are known to regulate the biosynthesis of specialized metabolites in angiosperms through an intricate network. These specialized metabolites participate in a wide range of biological processes including plant growth, development, reproduction as well as in plant immunity. Studying the regulation of their biosynthesis is thus essential. While MYB (TFs) have been previously shown to control specialized metabolism (SM) in gymnosperms, the identity of their partners, in particular bHLH or WDR members, has not yet been revealed...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337142/icariside-ii-effectively-reduces-spatial-learning-and-memory-impairments-in-alzheimer-s-disease-model-mice-targeting-beta-amyloid-production
#18
Lingli Yan, Yuanyuan Deng, Jianmei Gao, Yuangui Liu, Fei Li, Jingshan Shi, Qihai Gong
Icariside II (ICS II) is a broad-spectrum anti-cancer natural compound extracted from Herba Epimedii Maxim. Recently, the role of ICS II has been investigated in central nervous system, especially have a neuroprotective effect in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we attempted to investigate the effects of ICS II, on cognitive deficits and beta-amyloid (Aβ) production in APPswe/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) double transgenic mice. It was found that chronic ICS II administrated not only effectively ameliorated cognitive function deficits, but also inhibited neuronal degeneration and reduced the formation of plaque burden...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336960/co-expression-of-bira-with-biotin-bait-achieves-in-vivo-biotinylation-of-overexpressed-stable-n-glycosylated-srage-in-transgenic-silkworms
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Miyuki Kumano-Kuramochi, Ken-Ichiro Tatematsu, Mayumi Ohnishi-Kameyama, Mari Maeda-Yamamoto, Toshiro Kobori, Hideki Sezutsu, Sachiko Machida
Here, we demonstrated the expression of the N-glycosylated extracellular ligand binding domain of receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) in middle silk glands (MSGs) of transgenic silkworms using the GAL4/UAS system. Over 1 mg of sRAGE was obtained from one transgenic silkworm. sRAGE purified from the silkworm exhibited good stability and maintained specific ligand-binding ability. In addition, N-glycan analysis of sRAGE revealed that N-glucan completely lacked potentially allergenic fucose...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336950/dual-regulation-of-water-retention-and-cell-growth-by-a-stress-associated-protein-sap-gene-in-prunus
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Alba Lloret, Ana Conejero, Carmen Leida, César Petri, Francisco Gil-Muñoz, Lorenzo Burgos, María Luisa Badenes, Gabino Ríos
We have identified a gene (PpSAP1) of Prunus persica coding for a stress-associated protein (SAP) containing Zn-finger domains A20 and AN1. SAPs have been described as regulators of the abiotic stress response in plant species, emerging as potential candidates for improvement of stress tolerance in plants. PpSAP1 was highly expressed in leaves and dormant buds, being down-regulated before bud dormancy release. PpSAP1 expression was moderately induced by water stresses and heat in buds. In addition, it was found that PpSAP1 strongly interacts with polyubiquitin proteins in the yeast two-hybrid system...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
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