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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332978/structural-reorganization-of-the-chromatin-remodeling-enzyme-chd1-upon-engagement-with-nucleosomes
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Ramasubramanian Sundaramoorthy, Amanda L Hughes, Vijender Singh, Nicola Wiechens, Daniel P Ryan, Hassane El-Mkami, Maxim Petoukhov, Dmitri I Svergun, Barbara Treutlein, Salina Quack, Monika Fischer, Jens Michaelis, Bettina Böttcher, David G Norman, Tom Owen-Hughes
The yeast Chd1 protein acts to position nucleosomes across genomes. Here we model the structure of the Chd1 protein in solution and when bound to nucleosomes. In the apo state the DNA binding domain contacts the edge of the nucleosome while in the presence of the non-hydrolyzable ATP analog, ADP-beryllium fluoride, we observe additional interactions between the ATPase domain and the adjacent DNA gyre 1.5 helical turns from the dyad axis of symmetry. Binding in this conformation involves unravelling the outer turn of nucleosomal DNA and requires substantial reorientation of the DNA binding domain with respect to the ATPase domains...
March 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330902/regulation-of-nucleosome-positioning-by-a-chd-type-iii-chromatin-remodeler-and-its-relationship-to-developmental-gene-expression-in-dictyostelium
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James L Platt, Nicholas A Kent, Alan R Kimmel, Adrian J Harwood
Nucleosome placement and repositioning can direct transcription of individual genes; however, the precise interactions of these events are complex and largely unresolved at the whole-genome level. The Chromodomain-Helicase-DNA binding (CHD) Type III proteins are a subfamily of SWI2/SNF2 proteins that control nucleosome positioning and are associated with several complex human disorders, including CHARGE syndrome and autism. Type III CHDs are required for multicellular development of animals and Dictyostelium but are absent in plants and yeast...
March 22, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330503/caffeine-modulates-glucocorticoid-induced-expression-of-ctgf-in-lung-epithelial-cells-and-fibroblasts
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Markus Fehrholz, Kirsten Glaser, Christian P Speer, Silvia Seidenspinner, Barbara Ottensmeier, Steffen Kunzmann
BACKGROUND: Although caffeine and glucocorticoids are frequently used to treat chronic lung disease in preterm neonates, potential interactions are largely unknown. While anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids are well defined, their impact on airway remodeling is less characterized. Caffeine has been ascribed to positive effects on airway inflammation as well as remodeling. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF, CCN2) plays a key role in airway remodeling and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic lung diseases such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants...
March 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329687/impact-of-dietary-interventions-on-noncoding-rna-networks-and-mrnas-encoding-chromatin-related-factors
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Christopher D Green, Yi Huang, Xiaoyang Dou, Liu Yang, Yong Liu, Jing-Dong J Han
Dietary interventions dramatically affect metabolic disease and lifespan in various aging models. Here, we profiled liver microRNA (miRNA), coding, and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression by high-throughput deep sequencing in mice across multiple energy intake and expenditure interventions. Strikingly, three dietary intervention network design patterns were uncovered: (1) lifespan-extending interventions largely repressed the expression of miRNAs, lncRNAs, and transposable elements; (2) protein-coding mRNAs with expression positively correlated with long lifespan are highly targeted by miRNAs; and (3) miRNA-targeting interactions mainly target chromatin-related functions...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329676/lineage-biased-stem-cells-maintain-estrogen-receptor-positive-and-negative-mouse-mammary-luminal-lineages
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Chunhui Wang, John R Christin, Maja H Oktay, Wenjun Guo
Delineating the mammary differentiation hierarchy is important for the study of mammary gland development and tumorigenesis. Mammary luminal cells are considered a major origin of human breast cancers. However, how estrogen-receptor-positive (ER(+)) and ER(-) luminal cells are developed and maintained remains poorly understood. The prevailing model suggests that a common stem/progenitor cell generates both cell types. Through genetic lineage tracing in mice, we find that SOX9-expressing cells specifically contribute to the development and maintenance of ER(-) luminal cells and, to a lesser degree, basal cells...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329261/effects-of-noise-on-vascular-function-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-mechanistic-insight-from-studies-in-mice
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Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber, Sebastian Steven, Lan P Tran, Elisabeth Ullmann, Sabine Kossmann, Frank P Schmidt, Matthias Oelze, Ning Xia, Huige Li, Antonio Pinto, Philipp Wild, Kai Pies, Erwin R Schmidt, Steffen Rapp, Swenja Kröller-Schön
Aims: Epidemiological studies indicate that traffic noise increases the incidence of coronary artery disease, hypertension and stroke. The underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Field studies with nighttime noise exposure demonstrate that aircraft noise leads to vascular dysfunction, which is markedly improved by vitamin C, suggesting a key role of oxidative stress in causing this phenomenon. Methods and results: We developed a novel animal model to study the vascular consequences of aircraft noise exposure...
February 17, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329150/scoliosis-after-pectus-excavatum-correction-does-it-improve-or-worsen-%C3%A2
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Jae Ho Chung, Hyung Joo Park, Kwang Taik Kim
OBJECTIVES: Scoliosis is associated with pectus excavatum. However, the change in the degree of scoliosis after pectus excavatum correction has not been clarified. This study examined how the correction of pectus excavatum influences the status of pre-existing scoliosis. METHODS: A total of 779 pectus excavatum patients operated between 2007 and 2011 using the pectus bar were retrospectively analysed. Preoperative severity and postoperative change of scoliosis in accordance with the severity of pectus excavatum were evaluated...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327554/ppar%C3%AE-%C3%AE-a-novel-regulator-for-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-phenotypic-modulation-and-vascular-remodeling-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Hongrong Zhang, Li Jiang, Zongduo Guo, Jianjun Zhong, Jingchuan Wu, Junchi He, Han Liu, Zhaohui He, Haitao Wu, Chongjie Cheng, Xiaochuan Sun
Cerebral vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotypic switch is involved in the pathophysiology of vascular injury after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), whereas the molecular mechanism underlying it remains largely speculative. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor β/δ (PPARβ/δ) has been implicated to modulate the vascular cells proliferation and vascular homeostasis. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of PPARβ/δ in VSMC phenotypic switch following SAH. Activation of PPARβ/δ by GW0742 and adenoviruses PPARβ/δ (Ad-PPARβ/δ) significantly inhibited hemoglobin-induced VSMC phenotypic switch...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326594/hypoacetylation-of-acetyl-histone-h3-h3k9ac-as-marker-of-poor-prognosis-in-oral-cancer
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Liana Preto Webber, Vivian Petersen Wagner, Marina Curra, Pablo Agustin Vargas, Luise Meurer, Vinícius Coelho Carrard, Cristiane Helena Squarize, Rogério Moraes Castilho, Manoela Domingues Martins
AIMS: Epigenetics refers to changes in cell characteristics that occur independently of modifications to the DNA sequence. Oral carcinogenesis is influenced by modifications in epigenetic mechanisms, including changes in histones, which are proteins that support chromatin remodeling for the dynamic regulation of gene expression and silencing. The dysregulation of histone acetylation can lead to the uncontrolled activity of different genes, thereby triggering events associated with malignant transformation...
March 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323977/short-term-vs-long-term-effects-of-adipocyte-toll-like-receptor-4-activation-on-insulin-resistance-in-male-mice
#10
Caroline Tao, William L Holland, Qiong A Wang, Mengle Shao, Lin Jia, Kai Sun, Xiaoli Lin, Yi-Chun Kuo, Joshua A Johnson, Ruth Gordillo, Joel K Elmquist, Philipp E Scherer
Chronic exposure to diets high in saturated fat (HFD) increases the prevalence of obesity and contributes to the development of low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance. A possible mediator accounting for obesity-associated inflammation and insulin resistance is Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). We investigated the role of adipocyte TLR4 in lipid and glucose homeostasis through an inducible, adipocyte-specific deletion of TLR4, the "TADIPO mouse". Consistent with a critical role for inflammation as a positive force for healthy adipose tissue expansion, chronic HFD exposure resulted in exacerbated whole body and muscle insulin resistance in the absence of TLR4 in the adipocyte...
February 24, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322723/nucleosomes-influence-multiple-steps-during-replication-initiation
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Ishara F Azmi, Shinya Watanabe, Michael F Maloney, Sukhyun Kang, Jason A Belsky, David M MacAlpine, Craig L Peterson, Stephen P Bell
Eukaryotic replication origin licensing, activation and timing are influenced by chromatin but a mechanistic understanding is lacking. Using reconstituted nucleosomal DNA replication assays, we assessed the impact of nucleosomes on replication initiation. To generate distinct nucleosomal landscapes, different chromatin-remodeling enzymes (CREs) were used to remodel nucleosomes on origin-DNA templates. Nucleosomal organization influenced two steps of replication initiation: origin licensing and helicase activation...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320863/rac1-gtpase-regulates-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-2-and-fibrotic-remodeling
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Daniel Lavall, Pia Schuster, Nadine Jacobs, Andrey Kazakov, Michael Böhm, Ulrich Laufs
The aim of the study was to characterize the role of Rac1 GTPase for the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) mediated pro-fibrotic remodeling. Transgenic mice with cardiac overexpression of constitutively active Rac1 (RacET) develop an age-dependent phenotype with atrial dilatation, fibrosis and atrial fibrillation. Expression of MR was similar in RacET and wild-type (WT) mice. The expression of 11β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) was age-dependently upregulated in the atria and the left ventricles of RacET mice on mRNA and protein level...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318167/-changes-in-ultrastructure-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-expression-in-reconstructed-mandibular-condylar-cartilage-under-continuous-mandibular-advancement-in-adult-rats
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Yang Shuai, Li Xue, Gao Jie, Cai Yizhi, Li Ronghui, Wang Mingguo
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the reconstructed mandibular condylar cartilage and the ultrastructural variations in mandibular condylar cartilage in adult rats as a result of mandibular advancement. METHODS: Thirty 9-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Rats in the experimental group were subjected to mandibular advancement. Rats were sacrificed on days 3, 7, 14, 21, 30. Sections were cut from condyles, and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) expression in condylar cartilage was examined through immunohistochemical analysis...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318153/-dental-alveolar-bone-and-dental-arch-remodeling-in-children-orthodontic-diagnosis-and-treatments-based-on-individual-child-arch-development
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Li Xiaobing
The etiology of malocclusions basically involves both congenital and environmental factors. Malocclusion is the result of the abnormal development of the orofacial complex (including tooth, dental alveolar bone, upper and lower jaws). Early orthodontic interceptive treatments involve the elimination of all congenital and environmental factors that contribute to the malformation of the orofacial complex, as well as interrupt the deviated development of the orofacial complex and the occlusion. Early orthodontic interceptive treatments mainly aim to use children's growth potential to correct abnormal developments of occlusions and orthodontically treat malocclusions more efficiently...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318141/zika-virus-induced-cellular-remodeling
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Evan D Rossignol, Kristen N Peters, John H Connor, Esther Bullitt
Zika virus (ZIKV) has been associated with morbidities such as Guillain-Barré, infant microcephaly, and ocular disease. The spread of this positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus and its growing public health threat underscore gaps in our understanding of basic ZIKV virology. To advance knowledge of the virus replication cycle within mammalian cells, we use serial section three-dimensional electron tomography to demonstrate the widespread remodeling of intracellular membranes upon infection with ZIKV. We report extensive structural rearrangements of the endoplasmic reticulum and reveal stages of the ZIKV viral replication cycle...
March 20, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303029/tmf-and-glycitin-act-synergistically-on-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-to-promote-wound-healing-and-anti-scarring-activity
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Ga Young Seo, Yoongho Lim, Dongsoo Koh, Jung Sik Huh, Changlim Hyun, Young Mee Kim, Moonjae Cho
Keratinocyte-fibroblast interactions are critical for skin repair after injury. During the proliferative phase of wound healing, proliferation, migration and differentiation of these cells are the major mechanisms leading to tissue remodeling. We have previously reported that glycitin, a major soy isoflavone, stimulates dermal fibroblast proliferation; and the phytochemical, 4',6,7-trimethoxyisoflavone (TMF), induces migration of HaCaT keratinocyte cells. We therefore investigated whether these compounds display synergistic effects on skin cells during wound healing in vitro and in vivo...
March 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302203/-changes-in-serum-chromogranin-a-and-urotensin-ii-levels-in-children-with-chronic-heart-failure
#17
Yao-Yao Cheng, Jin-Dou An, Song Feng, Wei Ge
OBJECTIVE: To examine the changes in serum chromogranin A (CgA) and urotensin II (U II) levels in children with chronic heart failure (CHF) and their clinical significance. METHODS: A total of 58 children with CHF, among whom 17 had endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) and 41 had dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), were selected as CHF group, and 20 healthy children were selected as control group. Serum levels of CgA and U II were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and the level of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was determined by bi-directional lateral flow immunoassay...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301315/time-and-age-dependent-decrease-of-nt-probnp-after-septal-myectomy-in-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#18
Hao Cui, Xi Wu, Shuiyun Wang, Bing Tang, Changsheng Zhu, Haibo Chen, Xiaohui Zhou, Rong Wu, Qinjun Yu, Xiaohong Huang
BACKGROUND: NT-proBNP level is a predictive factor in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients, in which left ventricular outflow tract obstruction contributes to an increased NT-proBNP level. However, studies regarding the influence of septal myectomy on NT-proBNP level in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy are lacking. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-two patients who underwent septal myectomy in Fuwai Hospital from May 2011 to March 2016 and were included in the present study...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300333/psychological-stress-induced-colonic-barrier-dysfunction-role-of-immune-mediated-mechanisms
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P Hattay, D K Prusator, L Tran, B Greenwood-Van Meerveld
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) exhibit increases in gut permeability and alterations in tight junction (TJ) protein expression. Although psychological stress worsens IBS symptoms, the mechanisms by which stress enhances gut permeability and affects TJ protein expression remain to be determined. Here, we test the hypothesis that chronic intermittent psychological stress activates the release of proinflammatory cytokines to alter TJ proteins and promotes increased gut permeability...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293414/galectin-3-an-early-predictive-biomarker-of-modulation-of-airway-remodeling-in-patients-with-severe-asthma-treated-with-omalizumab-for-36%C3%A2-months
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Anna Maria Riccio, Pierluigi Mauri, Laura De Ferrari, Rossana Rossi, Dario Di Silvestre, Louise Benazzi, Alessandra Chiappori, Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Claudio Micheletto, Giorgio Walter Canonica
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by three cardinal features: chronic inflammation, variable airflow obstruction, and airway hyperresponsiveness. Asthma has traditionally been defined using nonspecific clinical and physiologic variables that encompass multiple phenotypes and are treated with nonspecific anti-inflammatory therapies. Based on the modulation of airway remodeling after 12 months of anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) treatment, we identified two phenotypes (omalizumab responder, OR; and non-omalizumab responder, NOR) and performed morphometric analysis of bronchial biopsy specimens...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
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