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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454068/o-glcnacylation-of-rack1-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinogenesis
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Fangfang Duan, Hao Wu, Dongwei Jia, Weicheng Wu, Shifang Ren, Lan Wang, Shushu Song, Xinying Guo, Fenglin Liu, Yuanyuan Ruan, Jianxin Gu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aberrant oncogenic mRNA translation and protein O-linked β-N-acetylglucosaminylation (O-GlcNAcylation) are general features during tumorigenesis. Nevertheless, whether and how these two pathways are interlinked remain unknown. Our previous study indicated that ribosomal RACK1 promoted the chemoresistance and growth in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study is to examine the role of RACK1 O-GlcNAcylation in oncogene translation and HCC carcinogenesis...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454066/walking-behavior-in-a-circular-arena-modified-by-pulsed-light-stimulation-in-drosophila-melanogaster-w-1118-line
#2
Shuang Qiu, Chengfeng Xiao
The Drosophila melanogaster white-eyed w 1118 line serves as a parental stock, allowing genetic recombination of any gene of interest along with a readily recognizable marker. w 1118 flies display behavioral susceptibility to environmental stimulation such as light. It is of great importance to characterize the behavioral performance of w 1118 flies because this would provide a baseline from which the effect of the gene of interest could be differentiated. Little work has been performed to characterize the walking behavior in adult w 1118 flies...
February 14, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453733/egfp-transgene-a-useful-tool-to-track-transplanted-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cell-contribution-to-peripheral-remyelination
#3
Gonzalo Piñero, Vanina Usach, Paula A Soto, Paula V Monje, Patricia Setton-Avruj
Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) constitute a heterogeneous population with potential to promote tissue regeneration. For this reason, this cell fraction has recently become a therapeutic alternative to mesenchymal stem cells, as culture is not required and phenotypic transformations can be hence avoided. In this work, and in order to attain long-lasting cell labeling and study longer survival times, we used BMMC isolated from adult transgenic rats expressing GFP to reproduce our wild type model and evaluate their remyelination ability in a reversible model of Wallerian degeneration...
February 16, 2018: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453574/testicular-cell-selective-ablation-using-diphtheria-toxin-receptor-transgenic-mice
#4
Diane Rebourcet, Annalucia Darbey, Michael Curley, Peter O'Shaughnessy, Lee B Smith
Testis development and function is regulated by intricate cell-cell cross talk. Characterization of the mechanisms underpinning this has been derived through a wide variety of approaches including pharmacological manipulation, transgenics, and cell-specific ablation of populations. The removal of all or a proportion of a specific cell type has been achieved through a variety of approaches. In this paper, we detail a combined transgenic and pharmacological approach to ablate the Sertoli or germ cell populations using diphtheria toxin in mice...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453369/intratesticular-injection-followed-by-electroporation-allows-gene-transfer-in-caprine-spermatogenic-cells
#5
R Kumar Pramod, Abhijit Mitra
The production of transgenic livestock is constrained due to the limited success of currently available methods for transgenesis. Testis mediated gene transfer (TMGT) is an emerging method that shows a high success rate in generating transgenic mice. In this study, we report a newly developed protocol for electroporation-aided TMGT to produce a transgenic goat. The injectable volume and concentration of the transgene were first standardized, and then electroporation conditions were optimized in vitro. In vivo experiments were performed by injecting a transgenic construct (pIRES2-EGFP; enhanced green fluorescent protein) into the testicular interstitium followed by electroporation...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453319/leptin-signaling-mediates-obesity-associated-csc-enrichment-and-emt-in-preclinical-tnbc-models
#6
Laura W Bowers, Emily L Rossi, Shannon B McDonell, Steven S Doerstling, Subreen A Khatib, Claire G Lineberger, Jody E Albright, Xiaohu Tang, Linda A deGraffenried, Stephen D Hursting
Obesity is associated with poor prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Preclinical models of TNBC were used to test the hypothesis that increased leptin signaling drives obesity-associated TNBC development by promoting cancer stem cell (CSC) enrichment and/or epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). MMTV-Wnt-1 transgenic mice, which develop spontaneous basal-like, triple-negative mammary tumors, received either a control diet (10% kcal from fat) or a diet-induced obesity regimen (DIO, 60% kcal from fat) for up to 42 weeks (n=15/group)...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453251/a-novel-adipokine-fam19a5-inhibits-postinjury-neointima-formation-through-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-2
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Yingbao Wang, Dixin Chen, Yan Zhang, Pingzhang Wang, Can Zheng, Songyang Zhang, Bing Yu, Lu Zhang, Guizhen Zhao, Baihui Ma, Zeyu Cai, Nan Xie, Shiyang Huang, Ziyi Liu, Xiaoning Mo, Youfei Guan, Xian Wang, Yi Fu, Dalong Ma, Ying Wang, Wei Kong
Background -Obesity plays crucial roles in the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, the mechanisms that link obesity and CVDs remain elusive. Compelling evidence indicates that adipokines play an important role in obesity-related CVDs. Here, we found a new adipokine named family with sequence similarity 19, member A5 (FAM19A5), a protein with unknown function that was predicted to be distantly related to the CC-chemokine family. We aimed to test whether adipose-derived FAM19A5 regulates vascular pathology upon injury...
February 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453221/h3k9-demethylase-kdm4e-is-an-epigenetic-regulator-for-bovine-embryonic-development-and-a-defective-factor-for-nuclear-reprogramming
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Xin Liu, Yizhi Wang, Yuanpeng Gao, Jianmin Su, Jingcheng Zhang, Xupeng Xing, Chuan Zhou, Kezhen Yao, Quanli An, Yong Zhang
Aberrant epigenetic reprogramming often results in developmental defects in somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos during embryonic genome activation (EGA). Bovine eight-cell SCNT embryos exhibit global hypermethylation of histone H3 lysine 9 tri- and di-methylation (H3K9me3/2), but the intrinsic reason for this remains elusive. Here, we provide evidence that two H3K9 demethylase genes, lysine-specific demethylase 4D ( KDM4D ) and 4E ( KDM4E ), are related to active H3K9me3/2 demethylation in in vitro fertilized (IVF) embryos and are deficiently expressed in cloned embryos at the time of EGA...
February 16, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452569/up-regulation-of-sftpb-expression-and-attenuation-of-acute-lung-injury-by-pulmonary-epithelial-cell-specific-nampt-knockdown
#9
Guangliang Bi, Lei Wu, Peixin Huang, Shamima Islam, Daniel P Heruth, Li Qin Zhang, Ding-You Li, Venkatesh Sampath, Weimin Huang, Brett A Simon, Ronald Blaine Easley, Shui Qing Ye
Although a deficiency of surfactant protein B (SFTPB) has been associated with lung injury, SFTPB expression has not yet been linked with nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), a potential biomarker of acute lung injury (ALI). The effects of Nampt in the pulmonary epithelial cell on both SFTPB expression and lung inflammation were investigated in a LPS-induced ALI mouse model. Pulmonary epithelial cell-specific knockdown of Nampt gene expression, achieved by the crossing of Nampt gene exon 2 floxed mice with mice expressing epithelial-specific transgene Cre or by the use of epithelial-specific expression of anti-Nampt antibody cDNA, significantly attenuated LPS-induced ALI...
February 8, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452354/alpha-synuclein-inhibits-snx3-retromer-mediated-retrograde-recycling-of-iron-transporters-in-s-cerevisiae-and-c-elegans-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Dhaval Patel, Chuan Xu, Sureshbabu Nagarajan, Zhengchang Liu, Wayne O Hemphill, Runhua Shi, Vladimir N Uversky, Guy A Caldwell, Kim A Caldwell, Stephan N Witt
We probed the role of alpha-synuclein (α-syn) in modulating sorting nexin 3 (Snx3)-retromer-mediated recycling of iron transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans. In yeast, the membrane-bound heterodimer Fet3/Ftr1 is the high affinity iron importer. Fet3 is a membrane-bound multicopper ferroxidase, whose ferroxidase domain is orthologous to human ceruloplasmin (Cp), that oxidizes external Fe+2 to Fe+3; the Fe+3 ions then channel through the Ftr1 permease into the cell. When the concentration of external iron is low (< 1 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is maintained on the plasma membrane by retrograde endocytic-recycling; whereas, when the concentration of external iron is high (> 10 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is endocytosed and shunted to the vacuole for degradation...
February 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452119/mirs-103-107-regulate-autophagy-in-the-epidermis
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Sijia Wang, Aya Kobeissi, Ying Dong, Nihal Kaplan, Wending Yang, Congcong He, Kang Zeng, Han Peng
We have shown that microRNAs-103 and -107(miRs-103/107) positively regulate end-stage autophagy via ensuring dynamin activity in cultured keratinocytes. Most work in end-stage autophagy has been conducted using in vitro model systems. In vivo regulation of end-stage autophagy in epidermis remains unknown. Here, we used antagomirs to subcutaneously knock-down miR-107 in the skin; conversely, we delivered miR-107 mimic subcutaneously via in vivo transfection to increase this miRNA. We found that antagomir-107 treatment in epidermis: (i) depleted endogenous miR-107; (ii) increased GFP-LC3 puncta in epidermal basal layers of GFP-LC3 transgenic mice, indicative of an accumulation of autophagosomes; (iii) inhibited LC3 turnover and increased p62, suggesting an inhibition of autophagy flux; and (iv) increased phosphorylated dynamin (p-dynamin, an inactive form), a key enzyme in end-stage autophagy...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451818/overexpression-of-heart-specific-small-subunit-of-myosin-light-chain-phosphatase-results-in-heart-failure-and-conduction-disturbance
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Takuro Arimura, Antoine Muchir, Masayoshi Kuwahara, Sachio Morimoto, Taisuke Ishikawa, Cheng-Kun Du, Dong-Yun Zhan, Shu Nakao, Noboru Machida, Ryo Tanaka, Yoshihisa Yamane, Takeharu Hayashi, Akinori Kimura
Mutations in genes encoding components of sarcomere cause cardiomyopathy, which is often associated with abnormal Ca 2+ sensitivity of muscle contraction. We previously showed that a heart-specific myosin light chain phosphatase small subunit, hHS-M 21 , increases the Ca 2+ -sensitivity of muscle contraction. The aim of this study was to investigate the function of hHS-M 21 in vivo and the causative role of abnormal Ca 2+ sensitivity in cardiomyopathy. We generated transgenic (Tg) mice with cardiac-specific overexpression of hHS-M 21 ...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451340/therapeutic-neural-stem-cells-engineered-during-different-stages-of-reprogramming-reveal-varying-therapeutic-efficacies
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Deepak Bhere, Rajiv Kumar Khajuria, William T Hendriks, Antara Bandyopadhyay, Tugba Bagci-Onder, Khalid Shah
Stem cells are emerging as promising treatment strategies for several brain disorders and pathologies including brain tumors. In this study, we explored the potential of creating induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived therapeutic NSCs (ipNSC) by using either unmodified or gene-modified somatic cells and tested their fate and therapeutic efficacies in vitro and in vivo. We show that cells engineered in somatic state lose transgene-expression during the neural induction process, which is partially restored by HDAC inhibitor (i) treatment whereas cells engineered at the ipNSC state have sustained expression of transgenes...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451334/microrna-profiling-between-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1ab-susceptible-and-resistant-european-corn-borer-ostrinia-nubilalis-h%C3%A3-bner
#14
T Yu, X Li, B-S Coates, Q Zhang, B-D Siegfried, X Zhou
Transgenic maize hybrids that express insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystalline (Cry) protein toxins effectively protect against the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, a devastating maize pest. Field monitoring and laboratory selections have detected varying levels of O. nubilalis resistance to Cry1Ab toxin. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional gene regulation. Their potential roles in the evolution of Bt resistance, however, remain largely unknown...
February 16, 2018: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450758/overexpression-of-altmp2-gene-from-the-halophyte-grass-aeluropus-littoralis-in-transgenic-tobacco-enhances-tolerance-to-different-abiotic-stresses-by-improving-membrane-stability-and-deregulating-some-stress-related-genes
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Walid Ben-Romdhane, Rania Ben-Saad, Donaldo Meynard, Nabil Zouari, Ali Mahjoub, Lotfi Fki, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Abdullah Al-Doss, Afif Hassairi
Herein, we report isolation of the AlTMP2 gene from the halophytic C4 grass Aeluropus littoralis. The subcellular localization suggested that AlTMP2 is a plasma membrane protein. In A. littoralis exposed to salt and osmotic stresses, the AlTMP2 gene was induced early and at a high rate, but was upregulated relatively later in response to abscisic acid and cold treatments. Expression of AlTMP2 in tobacco conferred improved tolerance against salinity, osmotic, H 2 O 2 , heat, and freezing stresses at the germination and seedling stages...
February 15, 2018: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450540/endocan-blockade-suppresses-experimental-ocular-neovascularization-in-mice
#16
Ting Su, Yisheng Zhong, Anna M Demetriades, Jikui Shen, Ailing Sui, Yiyun Yao, Yushuo Gao, Yanji Zhu, Xi Shen, Bing Xie
Purpose: Ocular neovascularization (NV) is a pathologic process characterized by the proliferation and infiltration of various types of cells such as RPE, glial, and endothelial cells, which interact with proangiogenic factors and inflammatory cytokines. Endocan is known to be enriched in retinal endothelial tip cells under hypoxia, but the effect of endocan on ocular NV progression is largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the role of endocan in the ocular NV pathologic process and the possible mechanisms involved...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450118/elite-hairy-roots-of-raphanus-sativus-l-as-a-source-of-antioxidants-and-flavonoids
#17
Muthusamy Balasubramanian, Murugesan Anbumegala, Ramasamy Surendran, Muthukrishnan Arun, Girija Shanmugam
An efficient protocol for hairy root induction in radish was established by optimizing several parameters that affect the efficiency of Agrobacterium rhizogenes -mediated transformations. Explants wounded using sterile hypodermic needle, infected with Agrobacterium suspension (0.6 OD 600 ) for 10 min and co-cultivated in 1/2 MS medium containing acetosyringone (100 µM) for 2 days displayed maximum percentage of hairy root induction using MTCC 2364 (77.6%) and MTCC 532 (67.6%). On further experiments with MTCC 2364 initiated hairy roots, maximum biomass accumulation (fresh weight = 9...
February 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449939/innovative-approaches-to-genome-editing-in-avian-species
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REVIEW
Caitlin A Cooper, Timothy J Doran, Arjun Challagulla, Mark L V Tizard, Kristie A Jenkins
The tools available for genome engineering have significantly improved over the last 5 years, allowing scientist to make precise edits to the genome. Along with the development of these new genome editing tools has come advancements in technologies used to deliver them. In mammals genome engineering tools are typically delivered into in vitro fertilized single cell embryos which are subsequently cultured and then implanted into a recipient animal. In avian species this is not possible, so other methods have been developed for genome engineering in birds...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449884/improved-photobio-h-2-production-regulated-by-artificial-mirna-targeting-psba-in-green-microalga-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#19
Hui Li, Yanmei Liu, Yuting Wang, Meirong Chen, Xiaoshan Zhuang, Chaogang Wang, Jiangxin Wang, Zhangli Hu
Background: Sulfur-deprived cultivation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii , referred as "two-stage culture" transferring the cells from regular algal medium to sulfur-deplete one, has been extensively studied to improve photobio-H 2 production in this green microalga. During sulfur-deprivation treatment, the synthesis of a key component of photosystem II complex, D1 protein, was inhibited and improved photobio-H 2 production could be established in C. reinhardtii . However, separation of algal cells from a regular liquid culture medium to a sulfur-deprived one is not only a discontinuous process, but also a cost- and time-consuming operation...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449862/characterization-of-transcription-factor-gene-osdrap1-conferring-drought-tolerance-in-rice
#20
Liyu Huang, Yinxiao Wang, Wensheng Wang, Xiuqin Zhao, Qiao Qin, Fan Sun, Fengyi Hu, Yan Zhao, Zichao Li, Binying Fu, Zhikang Li
HIGHLIGHTS Overexpressing and RNA interfering OsDRAP1 transgenic rice plants exhibited significantly improved and reduced drought tolerance, but accompanied with negative effects on development and yield. The dehydration responsive element binding (DREBs) genes are important transcription factors which play a crucial role in plant abiotic stress tolerances. In this study, we functionally characterized a DREB2-like gene, OsDRAP1 conferring drought tolerance (DT) in rice. OsDRAP1 , containing many cis -elements in its promoter region, was expressed in all organs (mainly expressed in vascular tissues) of rice, and induced by a variety of environmental stresses and plant hormones...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
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