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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448789/development-of-pre-implantation-porcine-blastocysts-cultured-within-alginate-hydrogel-systems-either-supplemented-with-secreted-phosphoprotein-1-or-conjugated-with-arg-gly-asp-peptide
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Taylor D Laughlin, Jeremy R Miles, Elane C Wright-Johnson, Lea A Rempel, Clay A Lents, Angela K Pannier
Although deficiencies in porcine blastocyst elongation play a significant role in early embryonic mortality and establishment of within-litter developmental variation, the exact mechanisms of elongation are poorly understood. Secreted phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) is increased within the uterine milieu during early porcine pregnancy and contains an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) peptide sequence that binds to cell surface integrins on the uterine endometrium and trophectoderm, promoting cell adhesion and migration. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the development of preimplantation porcine blastocysts encapsulated and cultured within alginate hydrogels either supplemented with SPP1 or conjugated with RGD...
April 28, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448736/orphan-cpg-islands-define-a-novel-class-of-highly-active-enhancers
#2
Joshua S K Bell, Paula M Vertino
CpG islands (CGI) are critical genomic regulatory elements that support transcriptional initiation and are associated with the promoters of most human genes. CGI are distinguished from the bulk genome by their high CpG density, lack of DNA methylation, and euchromatic features. While CGI are canonically known as strong promoters, thousands of 'orphan' CGI lie far from any known transcript, leaving their function an open question. We undertook a comprehensive analysis of the epigenetic state of orphan CGI across over 100 cell types...
April 27, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447756/matrine-reduces-the-proliferation-of-a549%C3%A2-cells-via-the-p53-p21-pcna-eif4e-signaling-pathway
#3
Zhiyan Lu, Youzhang Xiao, Xing Liu, Zaipeng Zhang, Feng Xiao, Yongyi Bi
The aim of the present study was to investigate how matrine affects the proliferation of A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells via the p53/p21/proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)/eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) signaling pathway. The effect of different concentrations of matrine on the proliferation of A549 cells was investigated using a 3‑(4,5‑dimethylthiazol‑2‑yl)‑2,5‑diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The migration of A549 cells following exposure to varied concentrations of matrine was detected using a Transwell cell migration assay...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447731/vatalanib-a-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-decreases-hepatic-fibrosis-and-sinusoidal-capillarization-in-ccl4-induced-fibrotic-mice
#4
Ling-Jian Kong, Hao Li, Ya-Ju Du, Feng-Hua Pei, Ying Hu, Liao-Liao Zhao, Jing Chen
Among the various consequence arising from lung injury, hepatic fibrosis is the most severe. Decreasing the effects of hepatic fibrosis remains one of the primary therapeutic challenges in hepatology. Dysfunction of hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells is considered to be one of the initial events that occur in liver injury. Vascular endothelial growth factor signaling is involved in the progression of genotype changes. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, vatalanib, on hepatic fibrosis and hepatic sinusoidal capillarization in a carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)‑induced mouse model of liver fibrosis...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447391/transcriptional-response-of-escherichia-coli-to-ammonia-and-glucose-fluctuations
#5
Joana Danica Simen, Michael Löffler, Günter Jäger, Karin Schäferhoff, Andreas Freund, Jakob Matthes, Jan Müller, Ralf Takors
In large-scale production processes, metabolic control is typically achieved by limited supply of essential nutrients such as glucose or ammonia. With increasing bioreactor dimensions, microbial producers such as Escherichia coli are exposed to changing substrate availabilities due to limited mixing. In turn, cells sense and respond to these dynamic conditions leading to frequent activation of their regulatory programmes. Previously, we characterized short- and long-term strategies of cells to adapt to glucose fluctuations...
April 26, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447034/the-biomarkers-of-leukemia-stem-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#6
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Yahui Ding, Huier Gao, Quan Zhang
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by morphology and chromosome aberrations with high mortality. Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) in AML played important roles in leukemia initiation, progression, and were considered to be the root of chemotherapeutic drug resistance and disease relapse. The identification and targeting LSCs depended on membrane markers like CD34, CD38, CD123, TIM3, CD25, CD32 and CD96. In addition, the transcription factors were also therapeutic targets in eradicating LSCs, such as histone deacetylases (HDACs), NF-κB, HIF-1α and β-catenin...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446681/minute-virus-of-mice-mvm-inhibits-transcription-of-the-cyclin-b1-gene-during-infection
#7
Matthew S Fuller, Kinjal Majumder, David J Pintel
Replication of minute virus of mice (MVM) induces a sustained cellular DNA damage response (DDR) which the virus then exploits to prepare the nuclear environment for effective parvovirus takeover. An essential aspect of the MVM-induced DDR is the establishment of a potent pre-mitotic block, which we previously found to be independent of activated p21 and ATR/Chk1 signaling. This arrest, unlike others previously reported, depends upon the significant, specific depletion of cyclin B1 and its encoding RNA, which precludes cyclin B1/CDK1 complex function thus preventing mitotic entry...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446632/dietary-methionine-restriction-regulates-liver-protein-synthesis-and-gene-expression-independently-of-eukaryotic-initiation-factor-2-phosphorylation-in-mice
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Ashley P Pettit, William O Jonsson, Albert R Bargoud, Emily T Mirek, Frederick F Peelor, Yongping Wang, Thomas W Gettys, Scot R Kimball, Benjamin F Miller, Karyn L Hamilton, Ronald C Wek, Tracy G Anthony
Background: The phosphorylation of eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (p-eIF2) during dietary amino acid insufficiency reduces protein synthesis and alters gene expression via the integrated stress response (ISR).Objective: We explored whether a Met-restricted (MR) diet activates the ISR to reduce body fat and regulate protein balance.Methods: Male and female mice aged 3-6 mo with either whole-body deletion of general control nonderepressible 2 (Gcn2) or liver-specific deletion of protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (Perk) alongside wild-type or floxed control mice were fed an obesogenic diet sufficient in Met (0...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445931/high-glucose-induces-apoptosis-via-upregulation-of-bim-expression-in-proximal-tubule-epithelial-cells
#9
Xiao-Qian Zhang, Jian-Jun Dong, Tian Cai, Xue Shen, Xiao-Jun Zhou, Lin Liao
Diabetic nephropathy is the primary cause of end-stage renal disease. Apoptosis of tubule epithelial cells is a major feature of diabetic nephropathy. The mechanisms of high glucose (HG) induced apoptosis are not fully understood. Here we demonstrated that, HG induced apoptosis via upregulating the expression of proapoptotic Bcl-2 homology domain 3 (BH3)-only protein Bim protein, but not bring a significant change in the baseline level of autophagy in HK2 cells. The increase of Bim expression was caused by the ugregulation of transcription factors, FOXO1 and FOXO3a...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445492/shoot-stem-cell-specification-in-roots-by-the-wuschel-transcription-factor
#10
Boaz Negin, Or Shemer, Yonatan Sorek, Leor Eshed Williams
The WUSCHEL homeobox transcription factor is required to specify stem-cell identity at the shoot apical meristem and its ectopic expression is sufficient to induce de novo shoot meristem formation. Yet, the manner by which WUS promotes stem-cell fate is not yet fully understood. In the present research we address this question by inducing WUS function outside of its domain. We show that activation of WUS function in the root inhibits the responses to exogenous auxin and suppresses the initiation and growth of lateral roots...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445416/structure-function-model-for-kissing-loop-interactions-that-initiate-dimerization-of-ty1-rna
#11
Eric R Gamache, Jung H Doh, Justin Ritz, Alain Laederach, Stanislav Bellaousov, David H Mathews, M Joan Curcio
The genomic RNA of the retrotransposon Ty1 is packaged as a dimer into virus-like particles. The 5' terminus of Ty1 RNA harbors cis-acting sequences required for translation initiation, packaging and initiation of reverse transcription (TIPIRT). To identify RNA motifs involved in dimerization and packaging, a structural model of the TIPIRT domain in vitro was developed from single-nucleotide resolution RNA structural data. In general agreement with previous models, the first 326 nucleotides of Ty1 RNA form a pseudoknot with a 7-bp stem (S1), a 1-nucleotide interhelical loop and an 8-bp stem (S2) that delineate two long, structured loops...
April 26, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445127/mutation-of-the-sp1-binding-site-in-the-5-flanking-region-of-sry-causes-sex-reversal-in-rabbits
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Yuning Song, Tingjun Liu, Yong Wang, Jichao Deng, Mao Chen, Lin Yuan, Yi Lu, Yuxin Xu, Haobin Yao, Zhanjun Li, Liangxue Lai
Sex-determining region Y is a crucial gene that initiates male sex determination in mammals. Mutations of the Sp1-binding site in the 5' flanking region of SRY are associated with clinical male-to-female sex reversal syndrome, although such occurrences are rare and, until now, have not been reported in animal models. In this study, we mutated Sp1-binding sites in the 5' flanking region of the rabbit SRY gene using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. As expected, the SRY-Sp1 knockout rabbits had female external and internal genitalia and exhibited normal female copulatory behaviors, but they were infertile, and the adults displayed reduced follicles...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444932/the-association-of-lamb1-polymorphism-and-expression-changes-with-the-risk-of-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis
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Xiaoming Ji, Baiqun Wu, Ruhui Han, Jingjin Yang, Esther Ayaaba, Ting Wang, Lei Han, Chunhui Ni
BACKGROUND: Pneumoconiosis is a serious occupational disease worldwide, which is characterized by irreversible and diffuse lung fibrotic lesions. Laminin beta 1(LAMB1) is widely expressed in tissues and it is crucial for both lung morphogenesis and physiological function. In this study, we explored the association between LAMB1 rs4320486 and risk of pneumoconiosis in a Chinese population, as well as its mechanisms. METHODS: In this case-control study, 600 CWP patients and 605 controls were genotyped for the LAMB1 rs4320486 polymorphism using TaqMan methods...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444370/identification-of-hda15-pif1-as-a-key-repression-module-directing-the-transcriptional-network-of-seed-germination-in-the-dark
#14
Dachuan Gu, Chia-Yang Chen, Minglei Zhao, Linmao Zhao, Xuewu Duan, Jun Duan, Keqiang Wu, Xuncheng Liu
Light is a major external factor in regulating seed germination. Photoreceptor phytochrome B (PHYB) plays a predominant role in promoting seed germination in the initial phase after imbibition, partially by repressing phytochrome-interacting factor1 (PIF1). However, the mechanism underlying the PHYB-PIF1-mediated transcription regulation remains largely unclear. Here, we identified that histone deacetylase15 (HDA15) is a negative component of PHYB-dependent seed germination. Overexpression of HDA15 in Arabidopsis inhibits PHYB-dependent seed germination, whereas loss of function of HDA15 increases PHYB-dependent seed germination...
April 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443134/characterization-of-x-chromosome-gene-expression-in-bovine-blastocysts-derived-by-in-vitro-fertilization-and-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer
#15
Byungkuk Min, Jung Sun Park, Kyuheum Jeon, Yong-Kook Kang
To better understand X-chromosome reactivation (XCR) during early development, we analyzed transcriptomic data obtained from bovine male and female blastocysts derived by in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). We found that X-linked genes were upregulated by almost two-fold in female compared with male IVF blastocysts. The upregulation of X-linked genes in female IVFs indicated a transcriptional dimorphism between the sexes, because the mean autosomal gene expression levels were relatively constant, regardless of sex...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443105/identification-of-microrna-targets-of-capsicum-spp-using-mirtrans-a-trans-omics-approach
#16
Lu Zhang, Cheng Qin, Junpu Mei, Xiaocui Chen, Zhiming Wu, Xirong Luo, Jiaowen Cheng, Xiangqun Tang, Kailin Hu, Shuai C Li
The microRNA (miRNA) can regulate the transcripts that are involved in eukaryotic cell proliferation, differentiation, and metabolism. Especially for plants, our understanding of miRNA targets, is still limited. Early attempts of prediction on sequence alignments have been plagued by enormous false positives. It is helpful to improve target prediction specificity by incorporating the other data sources such as the dependency between miRNA and transcript expression or even cleaved transcripts by miRNA regulations, which are referred to as trans-omics data...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441528/phosphorylation-of-neurog3-links-endocrine-differentiation-to-the-cell-cycle-in-pancreatic-progenitors
#17
Nicole A J Krentz, Dennis van Hoof, Zhongmei Li, Akie Watanabe, Mei Tang, Cuilan Nian, Michael S German, Francis C Lynn
During pancreatic development, proliferating pancreatic progenitors activate the proendocrine transcription factor neurogenin 3 (NEUROG3), exit the cell cycle, and differentiate into islet cells. The mechanisms that direct robust NEUROG3 expression within a subset of progenitor cells control the size of the endocrine population. Here we demonstrate that NEUROG3 is phosphorylated within the nucleus on serine 183, which catalyzes its hyperphosphorylation and proteosomal degradation. During progression through the progenitor cell cycle, NEUROG3 phosphorylation is driven by the actions of cyclin-dependent kinases 2 and 4/6 at G1/S cell-cycle checkpoint...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441415/pax7-remodels-the-chromatin-landscape-in-skeletal-muscle-stem-cells
#18
Karin C Lilja, Nan Zhang, Alessandro Magli, Volkan Gunduz, Christopher J Bowman, Robert W Arpke, Radbod Darabi, Michael Kyba, Rita Perlingeiro, Brian D Dynlacht
Pluripotent stem cells (PSC) hold great promise for the treatment of human skeletal muscle diseases. However, it remains challenging to convert PSC to skeletal muscle cells, and the mechanisms by which the master regulatory transcription factor, Pax7, promotes muscle stem (satellite) cell identity are not yet understood. We have taken advantage of PSC-derived skeletal muscle precursor cells (iPax7), wherein the induced expression of Pax7 robustly initiates the muscle program and enables the in vitro generation of precursors that seed the satellite cell compartment upon transplantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441382/hedgehog-signalling-pathway-orchestrates-angiogenesis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
#19
Concetta Di Mauro, Roberta Rosa, Valentina D'Amato, Paola Ciciola, Alberto Servetto, Roberta Marciano, Roberta Clara Orsini, Luigi Formisano, Sandro De Falco, Valeria Cicatiello, Maurizio Di Bonito, Monica Cantile, Francesca Collina, Angela Chambery, Bianca Maria Veneziani, Sabino De Placido, Roberto Bianco
BACKGROUND: Several evidences suggest a marked angiogenic dependency in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) tumorigenesis and a potential sensitivity to anti-angiogenic agents. Herein, the putative role of Hedgehog (Hh) pathway in regulating TNBC-dependent angiogenesis was investigated. METHODS: Expression and regulation of the Hh pathway transcription factor glioma-associated oncogene homolog1 protein (GLI1) were studied on the endothelial compartment and on TNBC-initiated angiogenesis...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440735/nuclear-factor-e2-related-factor-2-knockdown-enhances-glucose-uptake-and-alters-glucose-metabolism-in-aml12-hepatocytes
#20
Xiaoyang Yuan, Huijing Huang, Yi Huang, Jinli Wang, Jinhua Yan, Ling Ding, Cuntai Zhang, Le Zhang
Nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor known to induce the expression of a variety of antioxidant and detoxification genes. Recently, increasing evidence has revealed roles for Nrf2 in glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism; however, the exact functions of Nrf2 in hepatocyte biology are largely unclear. In the current study, the transient knockdown of Nrf2 via siRNA transfection enhanced the glucose uptake of fasting AML12 hepatocytes to 325.3 ± 11.1% ( P < 0.05) of that of untransfected control cells...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
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