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Hideaki Ohtsubo, Yusuke Sato, Takahiro Suzuki, Wataru Mizunoya, Mako Nakamura, Ryuichi Tatsumi, Yoshihide Ikeuchi
Recently we found that the deficiency of APOBEC2, a member of apoB mRNA editing enzyme, catalytic polypeptide-like family, leads to a diminished muscle mass and increased myofiber with centrally-located nuclei known as dystrophic phenotypes. APOBEC2 expression is predominant in skeletal and cardiac muscles and elevated exclusively at the early-differentiation phase of wild-type (WT) myoblast cultures; however the physiological significance is still un-known. Here we show that APOBEC2 is a key negative regulator of myoblast differentiation in muscle regeneration...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Alice Barateau, Nathalie Vadrot, Patrick Vicart, Ana Ferreiro, Michèle Mayer, Delphine Héron, Corinne Vigouroux, Brigitte Buendia
A-type lamins, the intermediate filament proteins participating in nuclear structure and function, are encoded by LMNA. LMNA mutations can lead to laminopathies such as lipodystrophies, premature aging syndromes (progeria) and muscular dystrophies. Here, we identified a novel heterozygous LMNA p.R388P de novo mutation in a patient with a non-previously described severe phenotype comprising congenital muscular dystrophy (L-CMD) and lipodystrophy. In culture, the patient's skin fibroblasts entered prematurely into senescence, and some nuclei showed a lamina honeycomb pattern...
2017: PloS One
Mafalda R Pimentel, Sestina Falcone, Bruno Cadot, Edgar R Gomes
Skeletal muscles are composed of myofibers, the biggest cells in the mammalian body and one of the few syncytia. How the complex and evolutionarily conserved structures that compose it are assembled remains under investigation. Their size and physiological features often constrain manipulation and imaging applications. The culture of immortalized cell lines is widely used, but it can only replicate the early steps of differentiation. Here, we describe a protocol that enables easy genetic manipulation of myofibers originating from primary mouse myoblasts...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Liang Wang, Yongyong Xi, Chengcao Sun, Feng Zhang, Heng Jiang, Qiqiang He, Dejia Li
MiR-150, a member of small non-coding RNAs, has been proven to dysregulate in different types of tumor and bear on carcinogenesis and cancer prognosis by regulating the expression of a series of gene including utrophin. Given that utrophin can compensate for dystrophin's absence and be regarded as a promising therapeutic target for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), we further detected the deep role of miR-150 in dystrophic muscle. Using a range of bioinformatic, molecular and cell biology techniques, we declared that miR-150 directly targets cyclin-dependent kinase 3 (CDK3) and leads to the regulation of CDK3 gene expression in both muscle-derived and non-muscle cells...
January 17, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
Moon Hee Lee, Min Ho Han, Dae-Sung Lee, Cheol Park, Su-Hyun Hong, Gi-Young Kim, Sang Hoon Hong, Kyoung Seob Song, Il-Whan Choi, Hee-Jae Cha, Yung Hyun Choi
In the present study, we investigated the cytoprotective efficacy of morin, a natural flavonoid, against oxidative stress and elucidated the underlying mechanisms in C2C12 myoblasts. Our results indicated that morin treatment prior to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) exposure significantly increased cell viability and prevented the generation of reactive oxygen species. H2O2-induced comet-like DNA formation and γH2AX phosphorylation were also markedly suppressed by morin with a parallel inhibition of apoptosis in C2C12 myoblasts, suggesting that morin prevented H2O2-induced cellular DNA damage...
February 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Yonghua Liu, Weijie Wu, Huiguang Yang, Zhengming Zhou, Xiaojian Zhu, Chi Sun, Yuxi Liu, Zhaohui Yu, Yuyan Chen, Youhua Wang
Tripartite motif containing 32 (TRIM32), a member of the tripartite motif (TRIM) family, plays an indispensable role in myoblast proliferation. It also regulates neuron and skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation. Although it is of great importance, we know little about the roles of TRIM32 during peripheral nervous system injury. Here, we examined the dynamic changes of TRIM32 in acute sciatic nerve crush (SNC) model. After crush, TRIM32 rapidly increased and reached the climax at 1 week but then gradually declined to the normal level at 4 weeks post-injury...
December 26, 2016: Neurochemical Research
Kenneth C Ehrlich, Heather L Paterson, Michelle Lacey, Melanie Ehrlich
Tissue-specific enhancers are critical for gene regulation. In this study, we help elucidate the contribution of muscle-associated differential DNA methylation to the enhancer activity of highly muscle-specific genes. By bioinformatic analysis of 44 muscle-associated genes, we show that preferential gene expression in skeletal muscle (SkM) correlates with SkM-specific intragenic and intergenic enhancer chromatin and overlapping foci of DNA hypomethylation. Some genes, e.g., CASQ1 and FBXO32, displayed broad regions of both SkM- and heart-specific enhancer chromatin but exhibited focal SkM-specific DNA hypomethylation...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Arnold Junior Tatsinkam, Naomi Rune, Joy Smith, Jill T Norman, Barbara Mulloy, Christopher C Rider
Gremlin-1, a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) antagonist, has essential roles in kidney and limb bone development, and is important in chronic diseases including tissue fibrosis. It also functions as an activating ligand of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor 2 (VEGFR2), and binds strongly to the sulfated polysaccharide, heparin. Here we investigated the extent to which gremlin binds to the related polysaccharide heparan sulfate (HS), which unlike heparin is widely distributed spread within tissues...
December 12, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
V K Chaithanya Ponnaluri, Kenneth C Ehrlich, Guoqiang Zhang, Michelle Lacey, Douglas Johnston, Sriharsa Pradhan, Melanie Ehrlich
Differentially methylated or hydroxymethylated regions (DMRs) in mammalian DNA are often associated with tissue-specific gene expression but the functional relationships are still being unraveled. To elucidate these relationships, we studied 16 human genes containing myogenic DMRs by analyzing profiles of their epigenetics and transcription and quantitatively assaying 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and 5-methylcytosine (5mC) at specific sites in these genes in skeletal muscle (SkM), myoblasts, heart, brain, and diverse other samples...
February 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
Margit Fuchs, Marie-Chloé Boulanger, Herman Lambert, Jacques Landry, Josée N Lavoie
Cellular processes such as mitosis and cell differentiation are governed by changes in cell shape that largely rely on proper remodeling of the cell cytoskeletal structures. This involves the assembly-disassembly of higher-order macromolecular structures at a given time and location, a process that is particularly sensitive to perturbations caused by overexpression of proteins. Methods that can preserve protein homeostasis and maintain near-to-normal cellular morphology are highly desirable to determine the functional contribution of a protein of interest in a wide range of cellular processes...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Wenqiang Sun, Huilan Huang, Shengchao Ma, Xiang Gan, Mou Zhu, Hehe Liu, Liang Li, Jiwen Wang
The Akirin gene family normally contains two members that are essential to myoblast differentiation. Noticeably, the avian Akirin gene family comprises only one gene (Akirin2), However, it remains unknown whether avian Akirin gene family still has the function of Akirin1; moreover, it is still unclear whether and how Akirin2 plays a role in myoblast proliferation and differentiation. Interestingly, the unexpected functions of duck Akirin2 were revealed in the present study. The Real-time PCR results showed that between 12 and 48h during the process of duck myoblasts differentiation, the overexpression of Akirin2 did not significantly increase the expression of myogenic regulatory factors...
October 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Petr Dmitriev, Ekaterina Kiseleva, Olga Kharchenko, Evgeny Ivashkin, Andrei Pichugin, Philippe Dessen, Thomas Robert, Frédérique Coppée, Alexandra Belayew, Gilles Carnac, Dalila Laoudj-Chenivesse, Marc Lipinski, Andrei Vasiliev, Yegor S Vassetzky
We performed transcriptome profiling of human immortalized myoblasts (MB) transiently expressing double homeobox transcription factor 4 (DUX4) and double homeobox transcription factor 4 centromeric (DUX4c) and identified 114 and 70 genes differentially expressed in DUX4- and DUX4c-transfected myoblasts, respectively. A significant number of differentially expressed genes were involved in inflammation, cellular migration and chemotaxis suggesting a role for DUX4 and DUX4c in these processes. DUX4 but not DUX4c overexpression resulted in upregulation of the CXCR4 (C-X-C motif Receptor 4) and CXCL12 (C-X-C motif ligand 12 also known as SDF1) expression in human immortalized myoblasts...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
Yung Hyun Choi
Preclinical Research The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of berberine hydrochloride (BBH), an isoquinoline alkaloid that can be isolated from a variety of herbs, on hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )-induced oxidative stress in C2C12 myoblasts and to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in this process, especially the expression of the Nrf2/HO-1 pathway. BBH preconditioning attenuated H2 O2 -induced growth inhibition and DNA damage as well as apoptosis in C2C12 cells via suppression of the accumulation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
September 2016: Drug Development Research
Petr Dmitriev, Yara Bou Saada, Carla Dib, Eugénie Ansseau, Ana Barat, Aline Hamade, Philippe Dessen, Thomas Robert, Vladimir Lazar, Ruy A N Louzada, Corinne Dupuy, Vlada Zakharova, Gilles Carnac, Marc Lipinski, Yegor S Vassetzky
Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) is one of the three most common muscular dystrophies in the Western world, however, its etiology remains only partially understood. Here, we provide evidence of constitutive DNA damage in in vitro cultured myoblasts isolated from FSHD patients and demonstrate oxidative DNA damage implication in the differentiation of these cells into phenotypically-aberrant myotubes. Double homeobox 4 (DUX4), the major actor in FSHD pathology induced DNA damage accumulation when overexpressed in normal human myoblasts, and RNAi-mediated DUX4 inhibition reduced the level of DNA damage in FSHD myoblasts...
August 9, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Rui Liang, Wei Dong, Xiaopeng Shen, Xiaoping Peng, Angie G Aceves, Yu Liu
Myotonic dystrophy 1 (DM1) is a common form of muscular dystrophy. Although several animal models have been established for DM1, myoblast cell models are still important because they offer an efficient cellular alternative for studying cellular and molecular events. Though C2C12 myoblast cells have been widely used to study myogenesis, resistance to gene transfection, or viral transduction, hinders research in C2C12 cells. Here, we describe an optimized protocol that includes daily maintenance, transfection and transduction procedures to introduce genes into C2C12 myoblasts and the induction of myocyte differentiation...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Ge Gao, Christopher D Moyes
Cold acclimation in fish typically increases muscle mitochondrial enzymes. In mammals, stressors that increase mitochondrial content are mediated though transcriptional regulators, including nuclear respiratory factor-1 (NRF-1). Focusing on the goldfish gene for cytochrome c oxidase (COX) subunit 4-1, we analysed the regulatory regions in various contexts to identify a mechanistic link between NRF-1 and cold-induced mitochondrial proliferation. Promoter analysis implicated two putative NRF-1 sites: one in the proximal promoter and a second in exon 1, which encodes the 5' untranslated region (5'-UTR)...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
Ruifeng Fan, Haidong Yao, Xia Zhao, Changyu Cao, Tianshu Yang, Yilin Luan, Ziwei Zhang, Shiwen Xu
The aim of the present study was to clarify the effect of Selenoprotein K (Selk) silencing on the mRNA expression of 25 selenoproteins in chicken myoblasts. The specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) for Selk gene was designed and transfected into chicken myoblasts. Post-transfection mRNA expression of 25 selenoproteins was determined at various time periods i.e., 24, 48 and 72 h. Moreover, based on the results of expression of 25 selenoproteins, correlation analysis and principal component analysis (PCA) were used for further analysis...
August 2016: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
G N Sui, Z W Liu, T Wang, X Li, X B Ding, X F Liu, H Guo
The CMYA1 (cardiomyopathy-associated protein 1) is an actin-binding protein that plays a vital role in cardiac morphogenesis. CMYA1 is expressed specifically in the myocardial and skeletal muscle and is up-regulated in injured muscle. We therefore speculated that the bovine CMYA1 promoter might be muscle-specific. In this study, the promoter (+20/-1135) region of the bovine CMYA1 gene was cloned into a pEGFP-1 vector, and we found that the EGFP was observed only in C2C12 and myoblast cells. Thus, the CMYA1 promoter is muscle-specific...
June 3, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Huijing Yang, Zhenhua Zhang, Liangyi Xue
Follistatin is a secreted glycoprotein, which involved in numerous physiological activities as an antagonist of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily. However, little is known about the regulation mechanism of follistatin in fish. In this study we cloned and analyzed part of the 5' flanking region of the follistatin gene in Larimichthys crocea. Sequence analysis revealed several putative binding sites for transcription factors including activator protein 1 (AP1), myogenic differentiation factor (MyoD), stimulating protein 1 (SP1), and sex determining gene on the mammalian Y chromosome (SRY) in the cloned fragment...
September 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
Yoo-Hwan Lee, Jung-Hee Kim, Choon-Ho Song, Kyung-Jeon Jang, Cheol-Hong Kim, Ji-Sook Kang, Yung-Hyun Choi, Hyun-Min Yoon
OBJECTIVES: The mushroom Ganoderma lucidum has been widely used as a traditional herbal medicine for many years. Although several studies have focused on the anti-oxidative activity of this mushroom, the molecular mechanisms underlying its activity have not yet been clearly established. The present study investigated the cytoprotective effect of ethanol extract of Ganoderma lucidum (EGL) against oxidative stress (hydrogen peroxide, H2O2) and elucidated the underlying mechanisms in a C2C12 myoblast cell line...
March 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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