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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526300/embryonic-ap1-transcription-factor-deficiency-causes-a-collodion-baby-like-phenotype
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Christina A Young, Richard L Eckert, Gautam Adhikary, Debra Crumrine, Peter M Elias, Miroslav Blumenberg, Ellen A Rorke
AP1 transcription factors are important controllers of gene expression in the epidermis, and altered AP1 factor function can perturb keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation. However, our understanding of how AP1 signaling changes may underlie or exacerbate skin disease is limited. We have shown that inhibiting AP1 factor function in suprabasal adult epidermis leads to reduced filaggrin levels and to a phenotype that resembles the genetic disorder, ichthyosis vulgaris. We now show that inhibiting AP1 factor function during development in embryonic epidermis produces marked phenotypic changes including reduced filaggrin mRNA and protein levels, compromised barrier function, marked ultrastructural change and enhanced dehydration susceptibility that resembles the phenotype observed in the flaky tail mouse, a model for ichthyosis vulgaris...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515730/analysis-of-mads-box-gene-family-reveals-conservation-in-floral-organ-abcde-model-of-moso-bamboo-phyllostachys-edulis
#2
Zhanchao Cheng, Wei Ge, Long Li, Dan Hou, Yanjun Ma, Jun Liu, Qingsong Bai, Xueping Li, Shaohua Mu, Jian Gao
Mini chromosome maintenance 1, agamous, deficiens, and serum response factor (MADS)-box genes are transcription factors which play fundamental roles in flower development and regulation of floral organ identity. However, till date, identification and functions of MADS-box genes remain largely unclear in Phyllostachys edulis. In view of this, we performed a whole-genome survey and identified 34 MADS-box genes in P. edulis, and based on phylogeny, they were classified as MIKC(C), MIKC(∗), Mα, and Mβ. The detailed analysis about gene structure and motifs, phylogenetic classification, comparison of gene divergence and duplication are provided...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492344/andrographis-paniculata-diterpenoids-protect-against-radiation-induced-transformation-in-balb-3t3-cells
#3
Danupon Nantajit, Suwimol Jetawattana, Tawit Suriyo, David J Grdina, Jutamaad Satayavivad
One of the most concerning side effects of exposure to radiation are the carcinogenic risks. To reduce the negative effects of radiation, both cytoprotective and radioprotective agents have been developed. However, little is known regarding their potential for suppressing carcinogenesis. Andrographis paniculata , a plant, with multiple medicinal uses that is commonly used in traditional medicine, has three major constituents known to have cellular antioxidant activity: andrographolide (AP1); 14-deoxy-11,12-didehydroandrographolide (AP3); and neoandrographolide (AP4)...
May 11, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482915/dr5-suppression-induces-sphingosine-1-phosphate-dependent-traf2-polyubiquitination-leading-to-activation-of-jnk-ap-1-and-promotion-of-cancer-cell-invasion
#4
You-Take Oh, Ping Yue, Shi-Yong Sun
BACKGROUND: Death receptor (DR5), a well-characterized death domain-containing cell surface pro-apoptotic protein, has been suggested to suppress cancer cell invasion and metastasis. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Our recent work demonstrates that DR5 suppression promotes cancer cell invasion and metastasis through caspase-8/TRAF2-mediated activation of ERK and JNK signaling and MMP1 elevation. The current study aimed at addressing the mechanism through which TRAF2 is activated in a caspase-8 dependent manner...
May 8, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475877/joining-forces-bmi1-inhibition-and-cisplatin-curb-squamous-carcinogenesis
#5
Jessie A Brown, Markus Schober
Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) are refractory to therapeutic interventions. Chen et al. (2017) show that mouse and human HNSCCs and their metastases depend on Bmi1-expressing cancer stem cells and AP1 signaling and that simultaneously inhibiting Bmi1 or AP1, combined with Cisplatin, reduces tumor growth effectively in preclinical models.
May 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473531/oncogenic-ras-regulates-long-non-coding-rna-orilnc1-in-human-cancer
#6
Dongmei Zhang, Gao Zhang, Xiaowen Hu, Lawrence Wu, Yi Feng, Sidan He, Youyou Zhang, Zhongyi Hu, Lu Yang, Tian Tian, Weiting Xu, Zhi Wei, Yiling Lu, Keith T Flaherty, Xiaomin Zhong, Gordon B Mills, Phyllis A Gimotty, Xiaowei Xu, Meenhard Herlyn, Lin Zhang
RAS and its downstream cascades transmit cellular signals resulting in increased transcription of genes involved in cell growth and division. Protein-coding gene targets of RAS signaling have been characterized extensively, but long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) regulated by these processes have not. Using a custom-designed lncRNA microarray, we identified the lncRNA Orilnc1 as a genetic target of RAS that is critical for RAS oncogenicity. Orilnc1 expression was regulated by RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK signaling via the transcription factor AP1...
May 4, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447241/abbreviated-breast-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-for-lesion-detection-and-characterization-the-experience-of-an-italian-oncologic-center
#7
Antonella Petrillo, Roberta Fusco, Mario Sansone, Marilena Cerbone, Salvatore Filice, Annamaria Porto, Maria Rosaria Rubulotta, Massimiliano D'Aiuto, Franca Avino, Maurizio Di Bonito, Gerardo Botti
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the performance of an abbreviated dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (MRI) protocol for breast cancer detection; a comparison with the complete diagnostic protocol has been conducted. METHODS: A retrospective analysis on 508 patients was performed. Abbreviated protocol (AP) included one pre-contrast and the first post-contrast T1-weighted series. Complete protocol (CP) consisted of four post-contrast and one pre-contrast T1-weighted series...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446749/dynamics-of-chromatin-accessibility-during-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-emt-of-ras-transformed-mammary-gland-epithelial-cells
#8
Mayu Arase, Yusuke Tamura, Natsumi Kawasaki, Kazunobu Isogaya, Ryo Nakaki, Anna Mizutani, Shuichi Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Kohei Miyazono, Daizo Koinuma
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is induced by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β and facilitates tumor progression. We here performed global mapping of accessible chromatin in the mouse mammary gland epithelial EpH4 cell line and its Ras-transformed derivative (EpRas) using formaldehyde-assisted isolation of regulatory element (FAIRE)-sequencing. TGF-β and Ras altered chromatin accessibility either cooperatively or independently, and AP1, ETS, and RUNX binding motifs were enriched in the accessible chromatin regions of EpH4 and EpRas cells...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445136/selective-eradication-of-cancer-cells-by-delivery-of-adenovirus-based-toxins
#9
Shiran Shapira, Assaf Shapira, Diana Kazanov, Gil Hevroni, Sarah Kraus, Nadir Arber
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: KRAS mutation is an early event in colorectal cancer carcinogenesis. We previously reported that a recombinant adenovirus, carrying a pro-apoptotic gene (PUMA) under the regulation of Ets/AP1 (RAS-responsive elements) suppressed the growth of cancer cells harboring hyperactive KRAS. We propose to exploit the hyperactive RAS pathway, rather than to inhibit it as was previously tried and failed repeatedly. We aim to improve efficacy by substituting PUMA with a more potent toxin, the bacterial MazF-MazE toxin-antitoxin system, under a very tight regulation...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430827/dual-role-of-the-toxoplasma-gondii-clathrin-adaptor-ap1-in-the-sorting-of-rhoptry-and-microneme-proteins-and-in-parasite-division
#10
Kannan Venugopal, Elisabeth Werkmeister, Nicolas Barois, Jean-Michel Saliou, Anais Poncet, Ludovic Huot, Fabien Sindikubwabo, Mohamed Ali Hakimi, Gordon Langsley, Frank Lafont, Sabrina Marion
Toxoplasma gondii possesses a highly polarized secretory system, which efficiently assembles de novo micronemes and rhoptries during parasite replication. These apical secretory organelles release their contents into host cells promoting parasite invasion and survival. Using a CreLox-based inducible knock-out strategy and the ddFKBP over-expression system, we unraveled novel functions of the clathrin adaptor complex TgAP1. First, our data indicate that AP1 in T. gondii likely functions as a conserved heterotetrameric complex composed of the four subunits γ, β, μ1, σ1 and interacts with known regulators of clathrin-mediated vesicular budding such as the unique ENTH-domain containing protein, which we named Epsin-like protein (TgEpsL)...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424666/napa-mediates-a-redox-regulation-of-the-antioxidant-response-carbon-utilization-and-development-in-aspergillus-nidulans
#11
Ariann E Mendoza-Martínez, Fernando Lara-Rojas, Olivia Sánchez, Jesús Aguirre
The redox-regulated transcription factors (TFs) of the bZIP AP1 family, such as yeast Yap1 and fission yeast Pap1, are activated by peroxiredoxin proteins (Prxs) to regulate the antioxidant response. Previously, Aspergillus nidulans mutants lacking the Yap1 ortholog NapA have been characterized as sensitive to H2O2 and menadione. Here we study NapA roles in relation to TFs SrrA and AtfA, also involved in oxidant detoxification, showing that these TFs play different roles in oxidative stress resistance, catalase gene regulation and development, during A...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424250/unifying-mechanism-for-different-fibrotic-diseases
#12
Gerlinde Wernig, Shih-Yu Chen, Lu Cui, Camille Van Neste, Jonathan M Tsai, Neeraja Kambham, Hannes Vogel, Yaso Natkunam, D Gary Gilliland, Garry Nolan, Irving L Weissman
Fibrotic diseases are not well-understood. They represent a number of different diseases that are characterized by the development of severe organ fibrosis without any obvious cause, such as the devastating diseases idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and scleroderma. These diseases have a poor prognosis comparable with endstage cancer and are uncurable. Given the phenotypic differences, it was assumed that the different fibrotic diseases also have different pathomechanisms. Here, we demonstrate that many endstage fibrotic diseases, including IPF; scleroderma; myelofibrosis; kidney-, pancreas-, and heart-fibrosis; and nonalcoholic steatohepatosis converge in the activation of the AP1 transcription factor c-JUN in the pathologic fibroblasts...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423685/tumor-fibroblast-interactions-stimulate-tumor-vascularization-by-enhancing-cytokine-driven-production-of-mmp9-by-tumor-cells
#13
Michelle Limoge, Alfiya Safina, Amy Beattie, Lauren Kapus, Alexander M Truskinovsky, Andrei V Bakin
Advance-stage breast carcinomas include significant amounts of fibroblasts and infiltrating immune cells which have been implicated in tumor growth, recurrence, and response to therapy. The present study investigated the contribution of fibroblasts to tumor growth using direct tumor-fibroblast co-cultures and tumor xenograft models. Our findings revealed that fibroblasts enhance breast carcinoma growth by promoting the tumor vasculature via the MMP9-dependent mechanism. In tumor-fibroblast co-cultures, fibroblasts increased expression of TGF-β, TNF, and IL-1β cytokines in tumor cells...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414166/evaluation-and-application-of-molecular-genotyping-on-nosocomial-pathogen-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-guangzhou-representative-of-southern-china
#14
Jian Miao, Lequn Chen, Jingwen Wang, Wenxin Wang, Dingqiang Chen, Lin Li, Bing Li, Yang Deng, Zhenbo Xu
Staphylococcus aureus is recognized as a typical food-born pathogen in food safety, and its rapid detection and typing methods are in desperate need. To study their evolution characteristics and drug resistance condition, Staphylococci isolates were subject to the investigation. Strain identification were subjected to standard procedures (colony morphology, Gram staining, Vitek 2 automated system and the API commercial kit), and fingerprinting was then performed with RAPD-PCR amplification. In this study, 179 isolated staphylococci were identified as MRSA...
April 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408756/apple-pomace-improves-the-quality-of-pig-manure-aerobic-compost-by-reducing-emissions-of-nh3-and-n2o
#15
Hui Mao, Teng Zhang, Ronghua Li, Bingnian Zhai, Zhaohui Wang, Quan Wang, Zengqiang Zhang
In this study, the effects of apple pomace (AP) addition (0%, 5%, 10%, and 20% on a dry weight basis, named as control, AP1, AP2, and AP3) and citric acid (CA) addition on nitrogen conservation were investigated during aerobic composting of pig manure. Gaseous emissions of NH3 and N2O were inhibited by AP and CA addition, with AP's effect greater. The inhibition improved with increasing AP addition. The AP3 treatment was the most effective on NH3 adsorption and transformation to [Formula: see text]-N, improved with subsequent transformation to [Formula: see text]-N, and inhibition of N2O and [Formula: see text] production...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386268/doap1-promotes-flowering-in-the-orchid-dendrobium-chao-praya-smile
#16
Nunchanoke Sawettalake, Sumontip Bunnag, Yanwen Wang, Lisha Shen, Hao Yu
APETALA1 (AP1) encodes a key MADS-box transcription factor that specifies the floral meristem identity on the flank of the inflorescence meristem, and determines the identity of perianth floral organs in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Orchids are members of the Orchidaceae, one of the largest families of angiosperms. Although the expression patterns of a few AP1-like genes in orchids have been reported, their actual functions in orchid reproductive development are so far largely unknown. In this study, we isolated and characterized an AP1 ortholog, DOAP1, from Dendrobium Chao Praya Smile...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385730/transcription-factor-interplay-between-leafy-and-apetala1-cauliflower-during-floral-initiation
#17
Kevin Goslin, Beibei Zheng, Antonio Serrano-Mislata, Liina Rae, Patrick T Ryan, Kamila Kwaśniewska, Bennett Thomson, Diarmuid O'Maoileidigh, Francisco Madueno, Frank Wellmer, Emmanuelle Graciet
The transcription factors LEAFY (LFY) and APETALA1 (AP1), together with the AP1 paralog CAULIFLOWER (CAL), control the onset of flower development in a partially redundant manner. This redundancy is thought to be mediated, at least in part, through the regulation of a shared set of target genes. However, whether these genes are independently or cooperatively regulated by LFY and AP1/CAL, is currently unknown. To better understand the regulatory relationship between LFY and AP1/CAL during floral initiation, we monitored the activity of LFY in the absence of AP1/CAL function...
April 6, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370545/molecular-mechanism-of-feedback-regulation-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-two-kiss-genes-in-the-protogynous-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides
#18
Yin Guo, Qingqing Wang, Gaofei Li, Meng He, Haipei Tang, Haifa Zhang, Xiaoli Yang, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin
Kisspeptins are considered critical regulators in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis because they can stimulate secretion of Gonadotropin-releasing hormone in mammals, and may also mediate the feedback regulation of sex steroids in the hypothalamus. Two kiss1 paralogues (kiss1 and kiss2) were identified in teleosts, hinting at their increased complexity of signaling for sex-steroid feedback regulation. In the present study, molecular pathways by which 17β-estradiol (E2 ) exerted feedback regulation on two kiss genes, via three types of estrogen receptors, were investigated in the protogynous orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides)...
March 30, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369444/med12-related-xlid-disorders-are-dose-dependent-of-immediate-early-genes-iegs-expression
#19
Lise-Marie Donnio, Baptiste Bidon, Satoru Hashimoto, Melanie May, Alexey Epanchintsev, Colm Ryan, William Allen, Anna Hackett, Jozef Gecz, Cindy Skinner, Roger E Stevenson, Arjan P M de Brouwer, Charles Coutton, Christine Francannet, Pierre-Simon Jouk, Charles E Schwartz, Jean-Marc Egly
Mediator occupies a key role in protein coding genes expression in mediating the contacts between gene specific factors and the basal transcription machinery but little is known regarding the role of each Mediator subunits. Mutations in MED12 are linked with a broad spectrum of genetic disorders with X-linked intellectual disability that are difficult to range as Lujan, Opitz-Kaveggia or Ohdo syndromes. Here, we investigated several MED12 patients mutations (p.R206Q, p.N898D, p.R961W, p.N1007S, p.R1148H, p...
June 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366453/genetic-correction-of-sod1-mutant-ipscs-reveals-erk-and-jnk-activated-ap1-as-a-driver-of-neurodegeneration-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#20
Akshay Bhinge, Seema C Namboori, Xiaoyu Zhang, Antonius M J VanDongen, Lawrence W Stanton
Although mutations in several genes with diverse functions have been known to cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is unknown to what extent causal mutations impinge on common pathways that drive motor neuron (MN)-specific neurodegeneration. In this study, we combined induced pluripotent stem cells-based disease modeling with genome engineering and deep RNA sequencing to identify pathways dysregulated by mutant SOD1 in human MNs. Gene expression profiling and pathway analysis followed by pharmacological screening identified activated ERK and JNK signaling as key drivers of neurodegeneration in mutant SOD1 MNs...
April 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
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