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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348455/programmed-cell-death-can-increase-the-efficacy-of-microbial-bet-hedging
#1
Eric Libby, William W Driscoll, William C Ratcliff
Programmed cell death (PCD) occurs in both unicellular and multicellular organisms. While PCD plays a key role in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms, explaining why single-celled organisms would evolve to actively commit suicide has been far more challenging. Here, we explore the potential for PCD to act as an accessory to microbial bet-hedging strategies that utilize stochastic phenotype switching. We consider organisms that face unpredictable and recurring disasters, in which fitness depends on effective phenotypic diversification...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332296/plant-cell-cultures-as-model-systems-to-study-programmed-cell-death
#2
Sara Cimini, Maria Beatrice Ronci, Elisabetta Barizza, Maria Concetta de Pinto, Vittoria Locato, Fiorella Lo Schiavo, Laura De Gara
The study of programmed cell death (PCD) activated in a certain group of cells is complex when analyzed in the whole plant. Plant cell suspension cultures are useful when investigating PCD triggered by environmental and developmental stimuli. Due to their homogeneity and the possibility to synchronize their responses induced by external stimuli, these cultures are used for studying the signaling pathways leading to PCD. The first problem in the analysis of PCD in cell cultures is the quantification of cell viability/death over time...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332294/detection-of-mapk3-6-phosphorylation-during-hypersensitive-response-hr-associated-programmed-cell-death-in-plants
#3
Qingyu Wu, David Jackson
Programmed cell death (PCD) is an essential component of development, biotic and abiotic responses. Hypersensitive response (HR)-associated cell death activated under pathogen attack is one of the most dramatic manifestations of PCD in plants. Signal transduction through mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, a very conserved signaling pathway across eukaryotes, is a core mediator for HR-associated PCD. Therefore, monitoring MAPK activation enables the mechanisms underlying HR-associated PCD to be elucidated...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332291/analysis-of-reactive-carbonyl-species-generated-under-oxidative-stress
#4
Jun'ichi Mano, Md Sanaullah Biswas
Oxidation of membrane lipids by reactive oxygen species primarily generates lipid peroxides, from which various carbonyls, i.e., aldehydes and ketones, are formed. Among them, those with a carbonyl-conjugated C-C double bond have significant biological functions and are designated as reactive carbonyl species (RCS). A dozen kinds of RCS occurring in plant cells have a broad spectrum of reactivity and biological effects, depending on the structure. Several RCS have been recently found to activate caspase-like proteases in plants, thereby initiating PCD...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332290/dna-diffusion-assay-applied-to-plant-cells
#5
Anca Macovei, Mattia Donà, Daniela Carbonera, Alma Balestrazzi
DNA diffusion assay is a simple, sensitive and reliable technique which allows the assessment of programmed cell death (PCD) or necrosis events based on nuclear morphology. It consists in isolating nuclei from plant material, which are then embedded in agarose and subjected to lysis in alkaline buffers. Under these conditions, and due to the presence of abundant alkali-labile sites in the DNA, small pieces of DNA diffuse in the agarose gel giving a specific halo appearance when stained with fluorescent dyes like DAPI (4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332289/detection-of-reactive-oxygen-and-nitrogen-species-ros-rns-during-hypersensitive-cell-death
#6
Laura C Terrón-Camero, Eliana Molina-Moya, María Sanz-Fernández, Luisa M Sandalio, María C Romero-Puertas
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) are signaling molecules involved in a plethora of physiological processes in plants. Especially, ROS and nitric oxide (NO) are key players that are required for programmed cell death (PCD). The PCD associated with the hypersensitive response (HR) has been well characterized and the role of H2O2 and NO as key signaling molecules inducing HR has been established. Localization of ROS and NO production in plant tissues in response to pathogens can be imaged by confocal laser microscopy by using specific fluorescent probes...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332286/analysis-of-mitochondrial-markers-of-programmed-cell-death
#7
Dong Xiao, Huyi He, Wenjing Huang, Thet Lwin Oo, Aiqin Wang, Long-Fei He
Mitochondria play a crucial role in programmed cell death (PCD) in plants. In most cases of mitochondria-dependent PCD, cytochrome c (Cyt c) released from mitochondria due to the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) and the activation of caspase-like proteases. Here we describe the analytic methods of mitochondrial markers of PCD including mitochondria isolation, mitochondrial membrane permeability, mitochondrial inner membrane potential, Cytc release, ATP, and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332285/immunity-associated-programmed-cell-death-as-a-tool-for-the-identification-of-genes-essential-for-plant-innate-immunity
#8
Bangjun Zhou, Lirong Zeng
Plants have evolved a sophisticated innate immune system to contend with potential infection by various pathogens. Understanding and manipulation of key molecular mechanisms that plants use to defend against various pathogens are critical for developing novel strategies in plant disease control. In plants, resistance to attempted pathogen infection is often associated with hypersensitive response (HR), a form of rapid programmed cell death (PCD) at the site of attempted pathogen invasion. In this chapter, we describe a method for rapid identification of genes that are essential for plant innate immunity...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332283/markers-of-developmentally-regulated-programmed-cell-death-and-their-analysis-in-cereal-seeds
#9
Fernando Domínguez, Francisco Javier Cejudo
Programmed cell death (PCD) is a key process for the development and differentiation of multicellular organisms, which is characterized by well-defined morphological and biochemical features. These include chromatin condensation, DNA degradation and nuclear fragmentation, with nucleases and proteases playing a relevant function in these processes. In this chapter we describe methods routinely used for the analysis of hallmarks of developmentally regulated PCD in cereal seed tissues, which are based on agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, in situ staining of DNA fragmentation, and cell-free assays of relevant enzymatic activities...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332282/investigation-of-morphological-features-of-autophagy-during-plant-programmed-cell-death
#10
Alessio Papini
The investigation of autophagy particularly when observed during programmed cell death (PCD) is strongly based on the morphological features recorded with transmission electron microscope (TEM). Here we describe methods to induce and to inhibit autophagy in plants. Also some tips for obtaining better preservation of biological membranes, crucial for the investigation of autophagy, are provided together with information about plant autophagic mutants, use of antibodies and methods for 3D reconstruction of large membrane-bound objects that are commonly formed during autophagic processes leading to PCD in plants...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332281/programmed-cell-death-in-plants-an-overview
#11
Vittoria Locato, Laura De Gara
Programmed cell death (PCD) is a controlled mechanism that eliminates specific cells under developmental or environmental stimuli. All organisms-from bacteria to multicellular eukaryotes-have the ability to induce PCD in selected cells. Although this process was first identified in plants, the interest in deciphering the signaling pathways leading to PCD strongly increased when evidence came to light that PCD may be involved in several human diseases. In plants, PCD activation ensures the correct occurrence of growth and developmental processes, among which embryogenesis and differentiation of tracheary elements...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325479/high-norwegian-prostate-cancer-mortality-evidence-of-over-reporting
#12
Sven Löffeler, Adrian Halland, Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Anastasia Nikitenko, Christian Lycke Ellingsen, Erik Skaaheim Haug
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the level of misattribution of prostate cancer deaths in Norway based on the county of Vestfold in the years 2009-2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 328 patients registered as dead from prostate cancer (PCD; part I of death certificate), 126 patients with prostate cancer as other significant condition at death (OCD; part II of death certificate) and 310 patients who died with a diagnosis of prostate cancer not registered on the death certificate (PC-DCneg) in Vestfold County in 2009-2014...
January 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320503/pattern-of-peripapillary-capillary-density-loss-in-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-compared-to-that-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#13
Masoud Aghsaei Fard, Yanin Suwan, Sasan Moghimi, Lawrence S Geyman, Toco Y Chui, Richard B Rosen, Robert Ritch
PURPOSE: Both non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) damage retinal ganglion cell axons, which are perfused by the radial peripapillary capillaries. To evaluate the pattern of ischemia, we compared peripapillary capillary density (PCD) in NAION eyes to POAG eyes matched for visual field mean deviation and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness. METHODS: 31 chronic NAION (>6 months after the acute event) and unaffected fellow eyes (31 subjects), 42 moderate and severe POAG eyes (27 subjects), and 77 control eyes (46 healthy subjects) were imaged with a commercial optical coherence tomography angiography system (AngioVue, Avanti RTVue-XR, Optovue, CA) at two academic institutions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317801/is-there-a-conflict-between-general-practitioners-applying-guidelines-for-antibiotic-prescribing-and-including-their-patients-preferences
#14
Anne Em Brabers, Thamar Em Van Esch, Peter P Groenewegen, Karin Hek, Pé Mullenders, Liset Van Dijk, Judith D De Jong
Objectives: One perceived barrier to guideline adherence is the existence of conflicting patient preferences. We examined whether patient preferences influence the prescription of antibiotics in general practice, and how this affects guideline adherence. We hypothesized that preferences play a larger role in prescribing antibiotics if the guideline allows for preferences to be taken into account, ie, if prescribing antibiotics is an option which can be considered rather than a clear recommendation to prescribe or not...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316178/evaluation-of-cd229-as-a-new-alternative-plasma-cell-gating-marker-in-the-flow-cytometric-immunophenotyping-of-monoclonal-gammopathies
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Prashant R Tembhare, Sitaram Ghogale, Wilma Tauro, Yajamanam Badrinath, Nilesh Deshpande, Shweta Kedia, Keziah Cherian, Nikhil V Patkar, Gaurav Chatterjee, Sumeet Gujral, Papagudi G Subramanian
BACKGROUND: Current flow-cytometric plasma cell (PC) gating is based on CD138, CD38 and CD45 expression. CD138 is known for variable expression and loss during storage and processing. Introduction of anti-CD38 and anti-CD138 monoclonal-antibody therapies has limited the use of these markers during follow-up. Hence, additional reliable PC-gating markers are required. Recently, CD229 has been claimed as an alternative PC-gating marker. However, these studies are limited to a small cohort of samples...
January 9, 2018: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311064/high-content-screening-of-mmv-pathogen-box-for-plasmodium-falciparum-digestive-vacuole-disrupting-molecules-reveals-valuable-starting-points-for-drug-discovery
#16
Jie Xin Tong, Rajesh Chandramohanadas, Kevin Shyong-Wei Tan
Plasmodium falciparum infections leading to malaria have severe clinical manifestations and high mortality rates. Chloroquine (CQ), a former mainstay of malaria chemotherapy, has been rendered ineffective due to the emergence of wide-spread resistance. Recent studies, however, have unveiled a novel mode of action in which low micromolar levels of CQ permeabilized the parasite's digestive vacuole (DV) membrane, leading to calcium efflux, mitochondrial depolarization and DNA degradation. These phenotypes implicate the DV as an alternative target of CQ and suggests that DV disruption is an attractive target for exploitation through the screening for DV-disruptive antimalarials...
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306402/complex-hla-association-in-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-ataxia-with-anti-yo-antibodies
#17
Ryan P Hillary, Hanna M Ollila, Ling Lin, Virginie Desestret, Veronique Rogemond, Geraldine Picard, Mathilde Small, Isabelle Arnulf, Yves Dauvillers, Jerome Honnorat, Emmanuel Mignot
Anti-Yo paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a devastating autoimmune complication of gynecological cancers. We hypothesized that as for other autoimmune diseases, specific HLA haplotypes are associated. We conducted high resolution HLA typing of Class I/Class II in 40 cases versus ethnically matched controls. Three cases with anti-Yo antibodies and peripheral neuropathy were also included. We detected protective effects of DPA1*01:03~DPB1*04:01 (OR=0, p=0.0008), DRB1*04:01~DQA1*03:03(OR=0, p=0.0016) and DPA1*01:03~DPB1*04:01 (OR=0...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302744/brain-structural-and-functional-asymmetry-in-human-situs-inversus-totalis
#18
Guy Vingerhoets, Xiang Li, Lewis Hou, Stephanie Bogaert, Helena Verhelst, Robin Gerrits, Roma Siugzdaite, Neil Roberts
Magnetic resonance imaging was used to investigate brain structural and functional asymmetries in 15 participants with complete visceral reversal (situs inversus totalis, SIT). Language-related brain structural and functional lateralization of SIT participants, including peri-Sylvian gray and white matter asymmetries and hemispheric language dominance, was similar to those of 15 control participants individually matched for sex, age, education, and handedness. In contrast, the SIT cohort showed reversal of the brain (Yakovlevian) torque (occipital petalia and occipital bending) compared to the control group...
January 4, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299971/the-role-of-the-fas-fasl-signaling-pathway-in-environmental-toxicant-induced-testicular-cell-apoptosis-an-update
#19
Mei Wang, Ping Su
The Fas/FasL signaling pathway is one of the major pathways that regulate apoptosis. Increasing studies have shown that the activation of the Fas/FasL signaling pathway is closely associated with testicular cell apoptosis. However, the mechanism involved is still unclear. We discuss recent findings regarding the molecular mechanisms by which environmental toxicants induce testicular pathology via Fas/FasL signaling. These findings suggest that Fas/FasL signaling is employed to impact the sensitivity (a response to external factors) of germ cells, disrupt steroidogenic hormone and cytokine metabolism mediated by Sertoli cells, and elicit the activation of NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T-cells) in Leydig cell apoptosis...
January 4, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299667/genetic-alterations-and-tumor-immune-attack-in-yo-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration
#20
Mathilde Small, Isabelle Treilleux, Coline Couillault, Daniel Pissaloux, Géraldine Picard, Sandrine Paindavoine, Valery Attignon, Qing Wang, Véronique Rogemond, Stéphanie Lay, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Jacobus Pfisterer, Florence Joly, Andreas Du Bois, Dimitri Psimaras, Nathalie Bendriss-Vermare, Christophe Caux, Bertrand Dubois, Jérôme Honnorat, Virginie Desestret
Paraneoplastic cerebellar degenerations with anti-Yo antibodies (Yo-PCD) are rare syndromes caused by an auto-immune response against neuronal antigens (Ags) expressed by tumor cells. However, the mechanisms responsible for such immune tolerance breakdown are unknown. We characterized 26 ovarian carcinomas associated with Yo-PCD for their tumor immune contexture and genetic status of the 2 onconeural Yo-Ags, CDR2 and CDR2L. Yo-PCD tumors differed from the 116 control tumors by more abundant T and B cells infiltration occasionally organized in tertiary lymphoid structures harboring CDR2L protein deposits...
January 3, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
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