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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212397/a-targeted-gene-expression-platform-allows-for-rapid-analysis-of-chemical-induced-antioxidant-mrna-expression-in-zebrafish-larvae
#1
Margaret G Mills, Evan P Gallagher
Chemical-induced oxidative stress and the biochemical pathways that protect against oxidative damage are of particular interest in the field of toxicology. To rapidly identify oxidative stress-responsive gene expression changes in zebrafish, we developed a targeted panel of antioxidant genes using the Affymetrix QuantiGene Plex (QGP) platform. The genes contained in our panel include eight putative Nrf2 (Nfe2l2a)-dependent antioxidant genes (hmox1a, gstp1, gclc, nqo1, prdx1, gpx1a, sod1, sod2), a stress response gene (hsp70), an inducible DNA damage repair gene (gadd45bb), and three reference genes (actb1, gapdh, hprt1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209402/chemokine-receptor-patterns-and-right-heart-failure-in-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Aditi Nayak, Colin Neill, Robert L Kormos, Luigi Lagazzi, Indrani Halder, Charles McTiernan, Jennifer Larsen, Ana Inashvili, Jeffrey Teuteberg, Timothy N Bachman, Karen Hanley-Yanez, Dennis M McNamara, Marc A Simon
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular failure (RVF) complicates 9% to 44% of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implants post-operatively. Current prediction scores perform only modestly in validation studies, and do not include immune markers. Chemokines are inflammatory signaling molecules with a fundamental role in cardiac physiology and stress adaptation. In this study we investigated chemokine receptor regulation in LVAD recipients who develop RVF. METHODS: Expression of chemokine receptor (CCR) genes 3 to 8 were examined in the peripheral blood of 111 LVAD patients, collected 24 hours before implant...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192196/quantification-of-various-app-mrna-isoforms-and-epistasis-in-lesch-nyhan-disease
#3
Khue Vu Nguyen, William L Nyhan
The present work is the development of a simple and specific kinetic method based on RT-PCR technique coupled with direct sequencing for quantification of various amyloid precursor protein-mRNA isoforms (APP-mRNA isoforms) in biological samples, especially for identifying the most abundant one that may decisive for the normal status or disease risk. Application of this kinetic method to the Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) was performed and results indicated an epistasis between mutated hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase1 (HPRT1) and APP genes...
February 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090788/selection-of-suitable-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-in-trabecular-meshwork-cells-under-oxidative-stress
#4
Jing Zhao, HongYan Zhou, Lixia Sun, Ben Yang, Lin Zhang, Hongfeng Shi, Yajuan Zheng
Oxidative stress-induced dysfunction in trabecular meshwork (TM) cells is considered a major alteration that can lead to glaucoma. H2O2 is the most widely used agent for inducing oxidation in TM cells in vitro. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is an important method for studying alterations in gene expression, and suitable (i.e., invariant) reference genes must be defined to normalize expression levels. In this study, eight common reference genes, i.e., PRS18, ACTB, B2M, GAPDH, PPIA, HPRT1, YWHAZ, and TBP, were evaluated for use in studies of H2O2-induced dysfunction in TM cells...
January 15, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045594/human-hprt1-gene-and-the-lesch-nyhan-disease-substitution-of-alanine-for-glycine-and-inversely-in-the-hgprt-enzyme-protein
#5
Khue Vu Nguyen, Robert K Naviaux, William L Nyhan
Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is a rare X-linked inherited neurogenetic disorder of purine metabolism in which the enzyme, hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGprt) is defective. The authors report three novel independent mutations in the coding region of the HPRT1 gene from genomic DNA of (a) a carrier sister of two male patients with LND: c.569G>C, p.G190A in exon 8; and (b) two LND affected male patients unrelated to her who had two mutations: c.648delC, p.Y216X, and c.653C>G, p.A218G in exon 9...
February 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974876/evaluation-of-housekeeping-genes-for-quantitative-gene-expression-analysis-in-the-equine-kidney
#6
Sara Azarpeykan, Keren E Dittmer
Housekeeping genes (HKGs) are used as internal controls for normalising and calculating the relative expression of target genes in RT-qPCR experiments. There is no unique universal HKG and HKGs vary among organisms and tissues, so this study aimed to determine the most stably expressed HKGs in the equine kidney. The evaluated HKGs included 18S ribosomal RNA (18S), 28S ribosomal RNA (28S), ribosomal protein L32 (RPL32), β-2-microglobulin (B2M), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), succinate dehydrogenase complex (SDHA), zeta polypeptide (YWHAZ), and hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase 1 (HPRT1)...
2016: Journal of Equine Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957397/validation-of-internal-reference-genes-for-relative-quantitation-studies-of-gene-expression-in-human-laryngeal-cancer
#7
Xiaofeng Wang, Jinting He, Wei Wang, Ming Ren, Sujie Gao, Guanjie Zhao, Jincheng Wang, Qiwei Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the expression stabilities of 12 common internal reference genes for the relative quantitation analysis of target gene expression performed by reverse transcription real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) in human laryngeal cancer. METHODS: Hep-2 cells and 14 laryngeal cancer tissue samples were investigated. The expression characteristics of 12 internal reference gene candidates (18S rRNA, GAPDH, ACTB, HPRT1, RPL29, HMBS, PPIA, ALAS1, TBP, PUM1, GUSB, and B2M) were assessed by RT-qPCR...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920633/lesch-nyhan-syndrome-models-theories-and-therapies
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Scott Bell, Ilaria Kolobova, Liam Crapper, Carl Ernst
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is a rare X-linked disorder caused by mutations in HPRT1, an important enzyme in the purine salvage pathway. Symptoms of LNS include dystonia, gout, intellectual disability, and self-mutilation. Despite having been characterized over 50 years ago, it remains unclear precisely how deficits in hypoxanthine and guanine recycling can lead to such a profound neurological phenotype. Several studies have proposed different hypotheses regarding the etiology of this disease, and several treatments have been tried in patients, though none have led to a satisfactory explanation of the disease...
November 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890856/sirna-cell-penetrating-peptides-complexes-as-a-combinatorial-therapy-against-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-using-bv173-cell-line-as-model
#9
João Miguel Freire, Inês Rego de Figueiredo, Javier Valle, Ana Salomé Veiga, David Andreu, Francisco J Enguita, Miguel A R B Castanho
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder caused by a single gene mutation, a reciprocal translocation that originates the Bcr-Abl gene with constitutive tyrosine kinase activity. As a monogenic disease, it is an optimum target for RNA silencing therapy. We developed a siRNA-based therapeutic approach in which the siRNA is delivered by pepM or pepR, two cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) derived from the dengue virus capsid protein. These peptides have a dual role: siRNA delivery into cells and direct action as bioportides, i...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871465/identification-of-genes-for-normalization-of-real-time-rt-pcr-data-in-placental-tissues-from-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
#10
Yanli Li, Huifang Lu, Yizhen Ji, Sufang Wu, Yongbin Yang
The selection of suitable reference genes is crucial for proper interpretation of RT-qPCR data. To date, a systematic screening for reference genes in placental tissues from intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is missing. Eighteen candidate reference genes were investigated to determine their applicability by descriptive statistics and published algorithms. HPRT1, YWHAZ and PUM1 were found to be the most stable genes and could be used for normalization in gene expression study of placentas from ICP...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765062/the-60s-ribosomal-protein-l13-is-the-most-preferable-reference-gene-to-investigate-gene-expression-in-selected-organs-from-turkeys-and-chickens-in-context-of-different-infection-models
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Taniya Mitra, Ivana Bilic, Michael Hess, Dieter Liebhart
Evaluation of reference genes for expression studies in chickens and turkeys is very much limited and unavailable for various infectious models. In this study, eight candidate reference genes HMBS, HPRT1, TBP, VIM, TFRC, RPLP0, RPL13 and RPS7 were evaluated by five different algorithms (GeNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper©, delta CT, RefFinder) to assess their stability. In order to analyze a broad variation of tissues, spleen, liver, caecum and caecal tonsil of different aged specific pathogen free (SPF) layer chickens and commercial turkeys, uninfected or infected with the extracellular pathogen Histomonas meleagridis, were included...
October 20, 2016: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754763/novel-mutation-in-hprt1-causing-a-splicing-error-with-multiple-variations
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Shimpei Baba, Takashi Saito, Yasukazu Yamada, Eri Takeshita, Noriko Nomura, Kenichiro Yamada, Nobuaki Wakamatsu, Masayuki Sasaki
Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is a rare X-linked recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the purine salvage enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT), encoded by the HPRT1. To date, nearly all types of mutations have been reported in the whole gene; however, duplication mutations are rare. We here report the case of a 9-month-old boy with LND. He showed developmental delay, athetosis, and dystonic posture from early infancy, but no self-injurious behaviors. Hyperuricemia was detected, and his HPRT enzyme activity in erythrocytes was completely deficient...
January 2, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754102/os-21-07-expression-of-catecholaminergic-system-genes-in-adrenal-medulla-or-sympathetic-ganglia-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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Anna Vavřínová, Michal Behuliak, Josef Zicha
OBJECTIVE: Catecholaminergic system plays an important role in blood pressure regulation and hypertension development. The available information concerning mRNA expression of catecholaminergic system genes in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) are often contradictory. This might be due to various reference genes used as internal controls. We therefore searched for suitable reference genes for gene expression profiling in adrenal medulla and sympathetic ganglia of SHR and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats, which would enable reliable comparison of mRNA expression of genes of catecholaminergic system between these strains...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643027/os-21-07-expression-of-catecholaminergic-system-genes-in-adrenal-medulla-or-sympathetic-ganglia-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
#14
Anna Vavřínová, Michal Behuliak, Josef Zicha
OBJECTIVE: Catecholaminergic system plays an important role in blood pressure regulation and hypertension development. The available information concerning mRNA expression of catecholaminergic system genes in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) are often contradictory. This might be due to various reference genes used as internal controls. We therefore searched for suitable reference genes for gene expression profiling in adrenal medulla and sympathetic ganglia of SHR and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats, which would enable reliable comparison of mRNA expression of genes of catecholaminergic system between these strains...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601259/identification-of-suitable-reference-genes-for-quantitative-gene-expression-analysis-in-rat-adipose-stromal-cells-induced-to-trilineage-differentiation
#15
Bruno Paiva Dos Santos, Luciana Fraga da Costa Diesel, Lindolfo da Silva Meirelles, Nance Beyer Nardi, Melissa Camassola
This study was designed to (i) identify stable reference genes for the analysis of gene expression during in vitro differentiation of rat adipose stromal cells (rASCs), (ii) recommend stable genes for individual treatment conditions, and (iii) validate these genes by comparison with normalization results from stable and unstable reference genes. On the basis of a literature review, eight genes were selected: Actb, B2m, Hprt1, Ppia, Rplp0, Rpl13a, Rpl5, and Ywhaz. Genes were ranked according to their stability under different culture conditions as assessed using GenNorm, NormFinder, and RefFinder algorithms...
December 15, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27491780/forward-genetic-screen-of-human-transposase-genomic-rearrangements
#16
Anton G Henssen, Eileen Jiang, Jiali Zhuang, Luca Pinello, Nicholas D Socci, Richard Koche, Mithat Gonen, Camila M Villasante, Scott A Armstrong, Daniel E Bauer, Zhiping Weng, Alex Kentsis
BACKGROUND: Numerous human genes encode potentially active DNA transposases or recombinases, but our understanding of their functions remains limited due to shortage of methods to profile their activities on endogenous genomic substrates. RESULTS: To enable functional analysis of human transposase-derived genes, we combined forward chemical genetic hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase 1 (HPRT1) screening with massively parallel paired-end DNA sequencing and structural variant genome assembly and analysis...
2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484587/optimization-of-reference-genes-for-normalization-of-reverse-transcription-quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-results-in-senescence-study-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#17
Xiaodong Su, Xinglei Yao, Zhao Sun, Qin Han, Robert Chunhua Zhao
Recently, it has been suggested that cellular senescence is associated with stem cell exhaustion, which reduces the regenerative potential of tissues and contributes to aging and age-related diseases. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) attract a large amount of attention in stem cell research and regeneration medicine because they possess multiple advantages and senescent MSCs could be one of the most useful stem cell models in aging studies. It is important to quantitatively evaluate senescence markers to both identify and study the mechanisms involved in MSC senescence...
September 15, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438566/the-roles-of-tenascin-c-and-fibronectin-1-in-adhesive-capsulitis-a-pilot-gene-expression-study
#18
Carina Cohen, Mariana Ferreira Leal, Paulo Santoro Belangero, Eduardo Antônio Figueiredo, Marília Cardoso Smith, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Moises Cohen, Benno Ejnisman, Flávio Faloppa
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated mRNA expression levels of genes that encode TGF-β1; the TGF-β1 receptor; the collagen-modifying enzymes LOX, PLOD1, and PLOD2; and the extracellular matrix proteins COMP, FN1, TNC and TNXB in synovial/capsule specimens from patients with idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. Possible associations between the measured mRNA levels and clinical parameters were also investigated. METHODS: We obtained glenohumeral joint synovium/capsule specimens from 9 patients with idiopathic adhesive capsulitis who had not shown improvement in symptoms after 5 months of physiotherapy...
July 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27420966/hprtyale-proposed-as-a-pathogenic-variant-for-lesch-nyhan-syndrome-a-case-report
#19
E Stur, R S Reis, L P Agostini, A M A Silva-Conforti, I D Louro
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT), an enzyme encoded by the HPRT1 gene. The classic disease phenotype described by Lesch and Nyhan in 1964 includes hyperuricemia, mental retardation, severe motor deficiency, and recurring self-mutilation. Here, we report the case of a family with 4 affected males and several female obligate carriers. In 1989, Fujimori et al. reported on a patient diagnosed with LNS who had an HPRT variant thereafter codenamed HPRTYale...
June 24, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379977/mutation-in-the-human-hprt1-gene-and-the-lesch-nyhan-syndrome
#20
Khue Vu Nguyen, William L Nyhan
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is a rare X-linked inherited neurogenetic disorder of purine metabolism in which the enzyme, hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGprt) is defective. The authors report a novel mutation which led to HGprt-related neurological dysfunction (HND) in two brothers from the same family with a missense mutation in exon 6 of the coding region of the HPRT1 gene: c.437T>C, p.L146S. Molecular diagnosis discloses the genetic heterogeneity of the HPRT1 gene responsible for HGprt deficiency...
August 2, 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
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