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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428821/genome-wide-search-for-candidate-genes-for-yeast-robustness-improvement-against-formic-acid-reveals-novel-susceptibility-trk1-and-positive-regulators-and-resistance-haa1-regulon-determinants
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Sílvia F Henriques, Nuno P Mira, Isabel Sá-Correia
BACKGROUND: Formic acid is an inhibitory compound present in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Understanding the complex molecular mechanisms underlying Saccharomyces cerevisiae tolerance to this weak acid at the system level is instrumental to guide synthetic pathway engineering for robustness improvement of industrial strains envisaging their use in lignocellulosic biorefineries. RESULTS: This study was performed to identify, at a genome-wide scale, genes whose expression confers protection or susceptibility to formic acid, based on the screening of a haploid deletion mutant collection to search for these phenotypes in the presence of 60, 70 and 80 mM of this acid, at pH 4...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428078/kinetic-reconstruction-reveals-time-dependent-effects-of-romosozumab-on-bone-formation-and-osteoblast-function-in-vertebral-cancellous-and-cortical-bone-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#2
Rogely Waite Boyce, Qing-Tian Niu, Michael S Ominsky
Romosozumab, a humanized monoclonal sclerostin antibody under development for the treatment of osteoporosis, has a unique mechanism of action on bone-increasing bone formation and decreasing bone resorption. The effects on bone formation are transient, eliciting a rapid increase in bone formation that attenuates with continued treatment. Although bone formation attenuates, bone mineral density (BMD) continues to increase. To explore potential tissue-level mechanisms that could contribute to a progressive increase in spine BMD, we used kinetic reconstruction techniques to examine the effects of romosozumab on modeling and remodeling units in vertebral cancellous bone from adult cynomolgus monkeys administered romosozumab for 10 and 28weeks...
April 18, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424691/increased-autophagy-related-5-gene-expression-is-associated-with-collagen-expression-in-the-airways-of-refractory-asthmatics
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Audrey H Poon, David F Choy, Fazila Chouiali, Rakhee K Ramakrishnan, Bassam Mahboub, Severine Audusseau, Andrea Mogas, Jeffrey M Harris, Joseph R Arron, Catherine Laprise, Qutayba Hamid
BACKGROUND: Fibrosis, particularly excessive collagen deposition, presents a challenge for treating asthmatic individuals. At present, no drugs can remove or reduce excessive collagen in asthmatic airways. Hence, the identification of pathways involved in collagen deposition would help to generate therapeutic targets to interfere with the airway remodeling process. Autophagy, a cellular degradation process, has been shown to be dysregulated in various fibrotic diseases, and genetic association studies in independent human populations have identified autophagy-related 5 (ATG5) to be associated with asthma pathogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424519/mechanism-of-chromatin-remodelling-revealed-by-the-snf2-nucleosome-structure
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Xiaoyu Liu, Meijing Li, Xian Xia, Xueming Li, Zhucheng Chen
Chromatin remodellers are helicase-like, ATP-dependent enzymes that alter chromatin structure and nucleosome positions to allow regulatory proteins access to DNA. Here we report the cryo-electron microscopy structure of chromatin remodeller Switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI2/SNF2) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae bound to the nucleosome. The structure shows that the two core domains of Snf2 are realigned upon nucleosome binding, suggesting activation of the enzyme. The core domains contact each other through two induced Brace helices, which are crucial for coupling ATP hydrolysis to chromatin remodelling...
April 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424218/gop-1-promotes-apoptotic-cell-degradation-by-activating-the-small-gtpase-rab2-in-c-elegans
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Jianhua Yin, Yaling Huang, Pengfei Guo, Siqi Hu, Sawako Yoshina, Nan Xuan, Qiwen Gan, Shohei Mitani, Chonglin Yang, Xiaochen Wang
Apoptotic cells generated by programmed cell death are engulfed by phagocytes and enclosed within plasma membrane-derived phagosomes. Maturation of phagosomes involves a series of membrane-remodeling events that are governed by the sequential actions of Rab GTPases and lead to formation of phagolysosomes, where cell corpses are degraded. Here we identified gop-1 as a novel regulator of apoptotic cell clearance in Caenorhabditis elegans Loss of gop-1 affects phagosome maturation through the RAB-5-positive stage, causing defects in phagosome acidification and phagolysosome formation, phenotypes identical to and unaffected by loss of unc-108, the C...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423732/long-intergenic-noncoding-rna-00673-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-metastasis-by-binding-with-ezh2-and-causing-epigenetic-silencing-of-hoxa5
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Chenhui Ma, Guannan Wu, Qingqing Zhu, Hongbing Liu, Yanwen Yao, Dongmei Yuan, Yafang Liu, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song
Metastasis of cancer cells is a key impediment to favorable outcomes of cancer treatment. Functional roles of long noncoding RNAs in several biological processes, including metastasis, have recently been discovered. In our previous work, we reported a positive correlation of increased expression of linc00673 in NSCLC tissues with tumor size, lymph node metastasis, TNM stage, and increased proliferation of NSCLC cells, both, in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we demonstrate that ectopic expression of linc00673 promotes migration and invasion of NSCLC cells...
March 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418084/epstein-barr-virus-infection-induces-genome-wide-de-novo-dna-methylation-in-non-neoplastic-gastric-epithelial-cells
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Keisuke Matsusaka, Sayaka Funata, Masaki Fukuyo, Yasuyuki Seto, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Masashi Fukayama, Atsushi Kaneda
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive gastric cancer (GC) shows a higher DNA methylation epigenotype. EBV infection can causally induce genome-wide aberrant DNA methylation, as previously demonstrated by in vitro infection experiments in the low-methylation GC cell line MKN7. However, whether EBV exerts DNA methylation remodelling properties in non-neoplastic epithelial cells remains unclear. We here performed post-infection time-series DNA methylation analyses using the immortalised normal gastric epithelial cell line, GES1...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417147/cortical-histomorphometry-of-the-human-humerus-during-ontogeny
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Rosie Pitfield, Justyna J Miszkiewicz, Patrick Mahoney
Modeling and remodeling are two key determinants of human skeletal growth though little is known about the histomorphometry of cortical bone during ontogeny. In this study, we examined the density and geometric properties of primary and secondary osteons (osteon area and diameter, vascular canal area and diameter) in subperiosteal cortical bone from the human humerus (n = 84) between birth and age 18 years. Sections were removed from the anterior midshaft aspect of humeri from skeletons. Age-at-death was reconstructed using standard osteological techniques...
April 17, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414916/quercetin-remodels-the-tumor-microenvironment-to-improve-the-permeation-retention-and-antitumor-effects-of-nanoparticles
#9
Kaili Hu, Lei Miao, Tyler J Goodwin, Jun Li, Qi Liu, Leaf Huang
Our previous work demonstrated that Wnt16 expression in cisplatin-damaged tumor-associated fibroblasts is a key factor contributing to cisplatin resistance in malignancies. Natural antifibrotic compounds with low toxicities are promising candidates to downregulate Wnt16 expression, improving the antitumor effect of cisplatin nanoparticles. Upon screening several natural chemicals, we found that a dietary flavonoid, quercetin, significantly suppresses Wnt16 expression in activated fibroblasts. To facilitate drug delivery, we have prepared a targeted lipid/calcium/phosphate nanoparticle formulation consisting of a prodrug of quercetin, i...
April 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413450/fetal-testis-organ-culture-reproduces-the-dynamics-of-epigenetic-reprogramming-in-rat-gonocytes
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Arlette Rwigemera, Fabien Joao, Geraldine Delbes
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic reprogramming is a critical step in male germ cell development that occurs during perinatal life. It is characterized by the remodeling of different epigenetic marks such as DNA methylation (5mC) and methylation of histone H3. It has been suggested that endocrine disruptors can affect the male germline epigenome by altering epigenetic reprogramming, but the mechanisms involved are still unknown. We have previously used an organ culture system that maintains the development of the different fetal testis cell types, to evaluate the effects of various endocrine disruptors on gametogenesis and steroidogenesis in the rat...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413159/the-hippo-pathway-maintains-the-equatorial-division-plane-in-the-ciliate-tetrahymena
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Yu-Yang Jiang, Wolfgang Maier, Ralf Baumeister, Gregory Minevich, Ewa Joachimiak, Zheng Ruan, Natarajan Kannan, Diamond Clarke, Joseph Frankel, Jacek Gaertig
The mechanisms that govern pattern formation within the cell are poorly understood. Ciliates carry on their surface an elaborate pattern of cortical organelles that are arranged along the anteroposterior and circumferential axes by largely unknown mechanisms. Ciliates divide by tandem duplication: the cortex of the pre-division cell is remodeled into two similarly-sized and complete daughters. In the conditional cdaI-1 mutant of Tetrahymena thermophile, the division plane migrates from its initially correct equatorial position toward the cell's anterior, resulting in unequal cell division, and defects in nuclear divisions and cytokinesis...
April 16, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412501/regulation-of-baz1a-and-nucleosome-positioning-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-in-response-to-cocaine
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HaoSheng Sun, Diane M Damez-Werno, Kimberly N Scobie, Ning-Yi Shao, Caroline Dias, Jacqui Rabkin, Katherine N Wright, Ezekiell Mouzon, Mohamed Kabbaj, Rachael Neve, Gustavo Turecki, Li Shen, Eric J Nestler
Chromatin regulation, in particular ATP-dependent chromatin remodelers, have previously been shown to be important in the regulation of reward-related behaviors in animal models of mental illnesses. Here we demonstrate that BAZ1A, an accessory subunit of the ISWI family of chromatin remodeling complexes, is downregulated in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of mice exposed repeatedly to cocaine and of cocaine-addicted humans. Viral-mediated overexpression of BAZ1A in mouse NAc reduces cocaine reward as assessed by CPP, but increases cocaine-induced locomotor activation...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412087/pregestational-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-induces-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-the-murine-embryo-through-cardiac-remodeling-and-fibrosis
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Xue Lin, Penghua Yang, E Albert Reece, Peixin Yang
BACKGROUND: Cardiac hypertrophy is highly prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Experimental evidence has implied that pregnant women with T2DM and their children are at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Our previous mouse model study has revealed that maternal T2DM induces structural heart defects in their offspring. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to determine whether maternal T2DM induces embryonic heart hypertrophy in a murine model of diabetic embryopathy...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411180/co-expression-of-sall4-with-hdac1-and-or-hdac2-is-associated-with-underexpression-of-pten-and-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Huanlin Wang, Kenichi Kohashi, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yukihiko Okumura, Yuki Tanaka, Masahiro Shimokawa, Takeshi Iwasaki, Shinichi Aishima, Yoshihiko Maehara, Yoshinao Oda
Spalt-like transcriptional factor 4 (SALL4), a stem marker, is re-activated in several cancers. A previous study has demonstrated that SALL4 interacts with the nucleosome remodeling deacetylase complex (NuRD), which contains histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) and histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2). In this study we investigated the expression status of SALL4, HDAC1 and HDAC2 and their relationship with phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) by immunohistochemical analysis of the post-hepatectomy specimens of 135 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who were treated at our hospital...
April 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403239/simulated-blast-overpressure-induces-specific-astrocyte-injury-in-an-ex-vivo-brain-slice-model
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Saranya Canchi, Malisa Sarntinoranont, Yu Hong, Jeremy J Flint, Ghatu Subhash, Michael A King
Exposure to explosive blasts can produce functional debilitation in the absence of brain pathology detectable at the scale of current diagnostic imaging. Transient (ms) overpressure components of the primary blast wave are considered to be potentially damaging to the brain. Astrocytes participate in neuronal metabolic maintenance, blood-brain barrier, regulation of homeostatic environment, and tissue remodeling. Damage to astrocytes via direct physical forces has the potential to disrupt local and global functioning of neuronal tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403234/transcriptional-repression-of-frequency-by-the-iec-1-ino80-complex-is-required-for-normal-neurospora-circadian-clock-function
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Kexin Gai, Xuemei Cao, Qing Dong, Zhaolan Ding, Yashang Wei, Yingchun Liu, Xiao Liu, Qun He
Rhythmic activation and repression of the frequency (frq) gene are essential for normal function of the Neurospora circadian clock. WHITE COLLAR (WC) complex, the positive element of the Neurospora circadian system, is responsible for stimulation of frq transcription. We report that a C2H2 finger domain-containing protein IEC-1 and its associated chromatin remodeling complex INO80 play important roles in normal Neurospora circadian clock function. In iec-1KO strains, circadian rhythms are abolished, and the frq transcript levels are increased compared to that of the wild-type strain...
April 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402512/defective-trophoblast-invasion-underlies-fetal-growth-restriction-and-pre-eclampsia-like-symptoms-in-the-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
#17
G Barrientos, M Pussetto, M Rose, A C Staff, S M Blois, J E Toblli
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of chronic hypertension on placental development, fetal growth and maternal outcome in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: SHRSP showed an impaired remodeling of the spiral arteries and abnormal pattern of trophoblast invasion during placentation, which were associated with subsequent maternal glomerular injury and increased baseline hypertension as well as placental insufficiency and asymmetric fetal growth restriction...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393366/orthodontic-tensile-strain-induces-angiogenesis-via-type-iv-collagen-degradation-by-matrix-metalloproteinase-12
#18
T Narimiya, S Wada, H Kanzaki, M Ishikawa, A Tsuge, Y Yamaguchi, Y Nakamura
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: During orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), periodontal ligament (PDL) is remodeled dynamically, which requires sufficient blood supply for the regeneration of PDL. However, little is known about the remodeling of blood vessels during OTM. In this study, we hypothesized that the orthodontic tensile strain upregulates matrix metalloproteinase-12 (MMP-12) expression in the tension zone and induces angiogenesis via degradation of type IV collagen (Col-IV) in vascular endothelial basement membrane during the early stage of OTM...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393275/traumatic-multiple-cervical-spine-injuries-in-a-patient-with-osteopetrosis-and-its-management
#19
Ashok Keshav Rathod, Rakesh Padmakar Dhake, Mandar Deepak Borde
STUDY DESIGN: Single case report. OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE: To report multiple level fractures of cervical spine in a patient with osteopetrosis and its management. Osteopetrosis is a rare inherited condition characterized by defective remodeling resulting in hard and brittle bones with diffuse osteosclerosis. Fractures of spine are rare as compared to the common long bone fractures. We report a case of traumatic multiple level fractures of cervical spine in osteopetrosis and its management which has rarely been reported in the literature before, if any...
April 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393023/mathematical-analysis-of-corneal-remodelling-after-intracorneal-ring-surgery-in-keratoconus
#20
Elias F Jarade, Elise Slim, Carole Cherfan, Hala El Rami, Toufic Hassan, Elias Chelala
AIM: To represent mathematically the intersection between the ectatic corneal geometry and the plane of intracorneal ring implants (ICRS) in order to determine the corneal response to ICRS surgery in keratoconus (KC). Thereafter, to present the concept and early results of a newly derived topography-guided nomogram for ICRS surgery for the treatment of keratectasia. METHODS: The corneal rings plane intersection was modelled to a conic section. Ring effect was the result of: the ring size, position (steep vs flat), location (distance from the geometric centre of the cornea), and the discrepancy between the ring's curvature and the tunnel's curvature...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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