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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016997/the-influence-of-a-cryptochrome-on-the-gene-expression-profile-in-the-diatom-phaeodactylum-tricornutum-under-blue-light-and-in-darkness
#1
Sarah König, Marion Eisenhut, Andrea Bräutigam, Samantha Kurz, Andreas P M Weber, Claudia Büchel
Diatoms, albeit being only distantly related with higher plants, harbour a plant-like cryptochrome (CryP) that was proposed to act as a photoreceptor required for the regulation of some photosynthetic proteins. Plant cryptochromes are involved in the regulation of developmental processes relevant only to multicellular organisms. Their role in the unicellular diatoms to date is mostly enigmatic. To elucidate the function of this plant-like cryptochrome in a unicellular species, we examined the role of CryP in the regulation of transcription in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum by comparative RNA-seq of wild type and CryP knock-down mutants, under prolonged darkness and one hour after onset of blue light...
August 30, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992300/cop1-regulates-plant-growth-and-development-in-response-to-light-at-the-post-translational-level
#2
Joo Yong Kim, Jong Tae Song, Hak Soo Seo
Photoreceptors perceive different wavelengths of light and transduce light signals downstream via a range of proteins. COP1, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, regulates light signaling by mediating the ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation of photoreceptors such as phytochromes and cryptochromes, as well as various development-related proteins including other light-responsive proteins. COP1 is itself regulated by direct interactions with several signaling molecules that modulate its activity. The control of photomorphogenesis by COP1 is also regulated by its localization to the cytoplasm in response to light...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991901/the-blue-light-induced-interaction-of-cryptochrome-1-with-cop1-requires-spa-proteins-during-arabidopsis-light-signaling
#3
Xu Holtkotte, Jathish Ponnu, Margaret Ahmad, Ute Hoecker
Plants constantly adjust their growth, development and metabolism to the ambient light environment. Blue light is sensed by the Arabidopsis photoreceptors CRY1 and CRY2 which subsequently initiate light signal transduction by repressing the COP1/SPA E3 ubiquitin ligase. While the interaction between cryptochromes and SPA is blue light-dependent, it was proposed that CRY1 interacts with COP1 constitutively, i.e. also in darkness. Here, our in vivo co-immunoprecipitation experiments suggest that CRY1 and CRY2 form a complex with COP1 only after seedlings were exposed to blue light...
October 9, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986813/effect-of-jiaotai-pill-on-intestinal-damage-in-partially-sleep-deprived-rats
#4
Wen-Ya Huang, Xin Zou, Fu-Er Lu, Chu Zhang, Yan-Lin Ren, Li-Jun Xu, Kai-Fu Wang, Hui Dong
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect and mechanism of Jiaotai Pill (, JTW) on intestinal mucosal damage in rats with chronic partial sleep deprivation (PSD). METHODS: Obesity resistant (OR) rats were selected, and underwent 4 h PSD by being exposed to environmental noise for 4 weeks. During the whole PSD period, JTW and estazolam were orally given to the rats respectively in the treating groups. Plasma concentration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) which is the marker of gut-origin endotoxemia was examined...
October 6, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986016/effects-of-intentionally-treated-water-on-growth-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-seeds-with-cryptochrome-mutations
#5
Yung-Jong Shiah, Hsu-Liang Hsieh, Huai-Ju Chen, Dean I Radin
OBJECTIVE: A previous experiment suggested that consumption of intentionally treated tea influenced subjective mood under double-blind, controlled conditions. To investigate that effect objectively, again under double-blind, controlled conditions, we studied whether Arabidopsis thaliana seeds hydrated with intentionally treated vs. untreated water would show differences in hypocotyl length, anthocyanin, and chlorophyll. DESIGN: Three Buddhist monks focused their intention on commercially bottled water with the goal of improving the growth of seeds; bottled water from the same source served as an untreated control...
August 30, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973907/clock-stabilizes-cycle-to-initiate-clock-function-in-drosophila
#6
Tianxin Liu, Guruswamy Mahesh, Wangjie Yu, Paul E Hardin
The Drosophila circadian clock keeps time via transcriptional feedback loops. These feedback loops are initiated by CLOCK-CYCLE (CLK-CYC) heterodimers, which activate transcription of genes encoding the feedback repressors PERIOD and TIMELESS. Circadian clocks normally operate in ∼150 brain pacemaker neurons and in many peripheral tissues in the head and body, but can also be induced by expressing CLK in nonclock cells. These ectopic clocks also require cyc, yet CYC expression is restricted to canonical clock cells despite evidence that cyc mRNA is widely expressed...
September 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964713/circadian-signaling-in-the-northern-krill-meganyctiphanes-norvegica-in-silico-prediction-of-the-protein-components-of-a-putative-clock-system-using-a-publicly-accessible-transcriptome
#7
Andrew E Christie, Andy Yu, Micah G Pascual
The Northern krill Meganyctiphanes norvegica is a significant component of the zooplankton community in many regions of the North Atlantic Ocean. In the areas it inhabits, M. norvegica is of great importance ecologically, as it is both a major consumer of phytoplankton/small zooplankton and is a primary food source for higher-level consumers. One behavior of significance for both feeding and predator avoidance in Meganyctiphanes is diel vertical migration (DVM), i.e., a rising from depth at dusk and a return to depth at dawn...
September 28, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940601/suppression-of-arabidopsis-flowering-by-near-null-magnetic-field-is-mediated-by-auxin
#8
Chunxiao Xu, Yuxia Zhang, Yang Yu, Yue Li, Shufeng Wei
We previously found that flowering of Arabidopsis was suppressed by near-null magnetic field, which was related to cryptochrome. Auxin plays an important role in Arabidopsis flowering. To test whether auxin is involved in the suppression of Arabidopsis flowering by near-null magnetic field, we detected auxin level and expressions of auxin transport and signaling genes in wild-type Arabidopsis plants and cryptochrome double mutant, cry1/cry2, grown in near-null magnetic field. We found that indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) level in roots of wild-type plants in near-null magnetic field was significantly increased compared with the local geomagnetic field control, while IAA level in rosettes of 33-day-old wild-type plants in near-null magnetic field was significantly lower than the control...
September 20, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933316/photo-activatable-akt-probe-a-new-tool-to-study-the-akt-dependent-physiopathology-of-cancer-cells
#9
Sanae Haga, Takeaki Ozawa, Naoki Morita, Mami Asano, Shigeki Jin, Michitaka Ozakia
Akt is commonly overexpressed and activated in cancer cells, and plays a pivotal role in cell survival, protection andchemo-resistance. Therefore, Akt is one of the target molecules in understanding characters of cancer cells and developing anti-cancer drugs. Here, we examined whether a newly developed photo-activatable Akt (PA-Akt) probe, based on a light-inducible protein interaction module of plant cryptochrome2 (CRY2) and cryptochrome-interacting basic-helix-loop-helix (CIB1), can regulate Akt-associated cell functions...
August 30, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928761/hormonal-regulation-in-shade-avoidance
#10
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Chuanwei Yang, Lin Li
At high vegetation density, shade-intolerant plants sense a reduction in the red (660 nm) to far-red (730 nm) light ratio (R/FR) in addition to a general reduction in light intensity. These light signals trigger a spectrum of morphological changes manifested by growth of stem-like tissue (hypocotyl, petiole, etc.) instead of harvestable organs (leaves, fruits, seeds, etc.)-namely, shade avoidance syndrome (SAS). Common phenotypical changes related to SAS are changes in leaf hyponasty, an increase in hypocotyl and internode elongation and extended petioles...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928466/magnetic-field-effect-in-natural-cryptochrome-explored-with-model-compound
#11
Shubhajit Paul, Alexey S Kiryutin, Jinping Guo, Konstantin L Ivanov, Jörg Matysik, Alexandra V Yurkovskaya, Xiaojie Wang
Many animals sense the Earth's magnetic-field and use it for navigation. It is proposed that a light-dependent quantum effect in cryptochrome proteins, residing in the retina, allows for such an iron-free spin-chemical compass. The photochemical processes, spin-dynamics and its magnetic field dependence in natural cryptochrome are not fully understood by the in vivo and in vitro studies. For a deeper insight into these biophysical mechanisms in cryptochrome, we had introduced a flavin-tryptophan dyad (F10T)...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916751/understanding-cry2-interactions-for-optical-control-of-intracellular-signaling
#12
Liting Duan, Jen Hope, Qunxiang Ong, Hsin-Ya Lou, Namdoo Kim, Comfrey McCarthy, Victor Acero, Michael Z Lin, Bianxiao Cui
Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2 (CRY2) can simultaneously undergo light-dependent CRY2-CRY2 homo-oligomerization and CRY2-CIB1 hetero-dimerization, both of which have been widely used to optically control intracellular processes. Applications using CRY2-CIB1 interaction desire minimal CRY2 homo-oligomerization to avoid unintended complications, while those utilizing CRY2-CRY2 interaction prefer robust homo-oligomerization. However, selecting the type of CRY2 interaction has not been possible as the molecular mechanisms underlying CRY2 interactions are unknown...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912470/the-sensitivity-of-a-radical-pair-compass-magnetoreceptor-can-be-significantly-amplified-by-radical-scavengers
#13
Daniel R Kattnig, P J Hore
Birds have a remarkable ability to obtain navigational information from the Earth's magnetic field. The primary detection mechanism of this compass sense is uncertain but appears to involve the quantum spin dynamics of radical pairs formed transiently in cryptochrome proteins. We propose here a new version of the current model in which spin-selective recombination of the radical pair is not essential. One of the two radicals is imagined to react with a paramagnetic scavenger via spin-selective electron transfer...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903626/light-dominates-peripheral-circadian-oscillations-in-drosophila-melanogaster-during-sensory-conflict
#14
Ross E F Harper, Maite Ogueta, Peter Dayan, Ralf Stanewsky, Joerg T Albert
In Drosophila, as in other animals, the circadian clock is a singular entity in name and concept only. In reality, clock functions emerge from multiple processes and anatomical substrates. One distinction has conventionally been made between a central clock (in the brain) and peripheral clocks (e.g., in the gut and the eyes). Both types of clock generate robust circadian oscillations, which do not require external input. Furthermore, the phases of these oscillations remain exquisitely sensitive to specific environmental cues, such as the daily changes of light and temperature...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890968/ultrafast-flavin-photoreduction-in-an-oxidized-animal-6-4-photolyase-through-an-unconventional-tryptophan-tetrad
#15
Ryan Martin, Fabien Lacombat, Agathe Espagne, Nadia Dozova, Pascal Plaza, Junpei Yamamoto, Pavel Müller, Klaus Brettel, Aurélien de la Lande
Photolyases are flavoenzymes repairing UV-induced lesions in DNA, which may be activated by a photoreduction of their FAD cofactor. In most photolyases, this photoreduction proceeds by electron transfer along a chain of three tryptophan (Trp) residues, connecting the flavin to the protein surface. Much less studied, animal (6-4) photolyases (repairing pyrimidine-pyrimidone (6-4) photoproducts) are particularly interesting as they were recently shown to have a longer electron transfer chain, counting four Trp residues...
September 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884705/cryptochrome-1-gene-expression-is-a-reliable-prognostic-indicator-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-cohort-prospective-study
#16
Deena Mohamed Habashy, Deena Samir Eissa, Mona Mahmoud Aboelez
Objectives Traditional prognostic factors have proven insufficient to account for the observed heterogeneity in the clinical behavior of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Cryptochrome-1 (CRY-1) is a circadian clock gene essential in maintaining circadian rhythm and regulating cell proliferation. We evaluated CRY-1 gene expression in CLL patients, and assessed its putative role as a prognostic indicator for the clinical course of CLL. Materials and Methods Hundred CLL patients at diagnosis were studied for CRY-1 gene expression by qRT-PCR, and were followed up for assessment of time to first treatment (TFT)...
September 8, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872696/the-light-cycle-controls-the-hatching-rhythm-in-bombyx-mori-via-negative-feedback-loop-of-the-circadian-oscillator
#17
Hui Tao, Xue Li, Jian-Feng Qiu, Heng-Jiang Liu, Da-Yan Zhang, Feng Chu, Yanghu Sima, Shi-Qing Xu
Hatching behavior is a key target in silkworm (Bombyx mori) rearing, especially for the control of Lepidoptera pests. According to previous research, hatching rhythms appear to be controlled by a clock mechanism that restricts or "gates" hatching to a particular time. However, the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Under 12-h light:12-h dark photoperiod (LD) conditions, the transcriptional levels of the chitinase5 (Cht5) and hatching enzyme-like (Hel) genes, as well as the enzymatic activities of their gene products, oscillated in time with ambient light cycles, as did the transcriptional levels of the cryptochrome 1, cryptochrome 2, period (per), and timeless genes, which are key components of the negative feedback loop of the circadian rhythm...
October 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863887/development-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-the-human-3%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-isomerase-isozymes
#18
Celso E Gomez-Sanchez, Mark Lewis, Kazutaka Nanba, William E Rainey, Maniselvan Kuppusamy, Elise P Gomez-Sanchez
The human 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/isomerase (HSD3B) enzymes catalyze the conversion of 3β-hydroxy Δ5-6 steroids into 3-keto Δ4-5 steroids, which is required for the synthesis of the mature steroid hormones secreted by the adrenal and gonads. The human has 2 isozymes, the HSD3B1 that is traditionally located in placenta and extra-adrenal tissues and the HSD3B2 that is expressed in the adrenal and gonads. Mice with both cryptochrome 1 and 2 genes deletion were recently found to have salt-sensitive hypertension and hyperaldosteronism...
November 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858395/nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotides-arrest-photoreduction-of-class-ii-dna-photolyases-in-fadh-state
#19
Elisabeth Ignatz, Yann Geisselbrecht, Stephan Kiontke, Lars-Oliver Essen
All light-sensitive members of the photolyase/cryptochrome family rely on FAD as catalytic cofactor. Its activity is regulated by photoreduction, a light-triggered electron transfer process from a conserved tryptophan triad to the flavin. The stability of the reduced flavin depends on available external electron donors and oxygen. In this study, we show for the class II photolyase of Methanosarcina mazei, MmCPDII, that it utilizes physiologically relevant redox cofactors NADH and NADPH for the formation of the semiquinoid FAD in a light-dependent reaction...
August 31, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840790/a-new-rhodopsin-influences-light-dependent-daily-activity-patterns-of-fruit-flies
#20
Christa Kistenpfennig, Rudi Grebler, Maite Ogueta, Christiane Hermann-Luibl, Matthias Schlichting, Ralf Stanewsky, Pingkalai R Senthilan, Charlotte Helfrich-Förster
Rhodopsin 7 ( Rh7), a new invertebrate Rhodopsin gene, was discovered in the genome of Drosophila melanogaster in 2000, but its function has remained elusive. We generated an Rh7 null mutant ( Rh7(0)) by P element-mediated mutagenesis and found that an absence of Rh7 had significant effects on fly activity patterns during light-dark (LD) cycles: Rh7(0) mutants exhibited less morning activity and a longer siesta than wild-type controls. Consistent with these results, we found that Rh7 appears to be expressed in a few dorsal clock neurons that have been previously implicated in the control of the siesta...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
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