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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348885/drug-resistance-in-doxorubicin-resistant-fl5-12-hematopoietic-cells-elevated-mdr1-drug-efflux-and-side-population-positive-and-decreased-bcl2-family-member-expression
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Linda S Steelman, Steve L Abrams, Peter Ruvolo, Vivian Ruvolo, Lucio Cocco, Stefano Ratti, Alberto M Martelli, Luca M Neri, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, James A McCubrey
Chemotherapeutic drug treatment can result in the emergence of drug-resistant cells. By culturing an interleukin-3 (IL-3)-dependent cell line, FL5.12 cells in the presence of the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin, we isolated FL/Doxo cells which are multi-drug resistant. Increased levels of drug efflux were detected in FL/Doxo cells which could be inhibited by the MDR1 inhibitor verapamil but not by the MRP1 inhibitor MK571. The effects of TP53 and MEK1 were examined by infection of FL/Doxo cells with retroviruses encoding either a dominant negative TP-53 gene (FL/Doxo+ TP53 (DN) or a constitutively-activated MEK-1 gene (FL/Doxo + MEK1 (CA)...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347817/biochemical-basis-of-apobec3-deoxycytidine-deaminase-activity-on-diverse-dna-substrates
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Madison B Adolph, Robin P Love, Linda Chelico
The Apolipoprotein B mRNA editing complex (APOBEC) family of enzymes are single-stranded polynucleotide cytidine deaminases. These enzymes catalyze the deamination of cytidine in RNA or single-stranded DNA, which forms uracil. From this eleven member enzyme family in humans, the deamination of single-stranded DNA by the seven APOBEC3 family members are considered here. The APOBEC3 family has many roles such as, restricting endogenous and exogenous retrovirus replication and retrotransposon insertion events and reducing DNA-induced inflammation...
January 18, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340096/crispr-cas9-mediated-reversibly-immortalized-mouse-bone-marrow-stromal-stem-cells-bmscs-retain-multipotent-features-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs
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Xue Hu, Li Li, Xinyi Yu, Ruyi Zhang, Shujuan Yan, Zongyue Zeng, Yi Shu, Chen Zhao, Xingye Wu, Jiayan Lei, Yasha Li, Wenwen Zhang, Chao Yang, Ke Wu, Ying Wu, Liping An, Shifeng Huang, Xiaojuan Ji, Cheng Gong, Chengfu Yuan, Linghuan Zhang, Wei Liu, Bo Huang, Yixiao Feng, Bo Zhang, Rex C Haydon, Hue H Luu, Russell R Reid, Michael J Lee, Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, Zebo Yu, Tong-Chuan He
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent non-hematopoietic progenitor cells that can undergo self-renewal and differentiate into multi-lineages. Bone marrow stromal stem cells (BMSCs) represent one of the most commonly-used MSCs. In order to overcome the technical challenge of maintaining primary BMSCs in long-term culture, here we seek to establish reversibly immortalized mouse BMSCs (imBMSCs). By exploiting CRISPR/Cas9-based homology-directed-repair (HDR) mechanism, we target SV40T to mouse Rosa26 locus and efficiently immortalize mouse BMSCs (i...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337371/avian-retrovirus-mediated-tumor-specific-gene-knockout
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Wei Wang, Bingning Dong, Feng Yang
The RCAS (replication-competent avian sarcoma leukosis virus long-terminal repeat with splice acceptor)-TVA (tumor virus A) gene delivery system has been successfully used in modeling human cancers. Based on this, we have recently developed a novel RCI-Oncogene (RCAS-Cre-IRES-Oncogene) gene delivery system that can be used to efficiently manipulate gene expression in spontaneous tumors in vivo. We used this system for tumor gene knockout (TuKO) and demonstrated a crucial role of FGFR1 in driving mammary tumor metastasis...
January 16, 2018: Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330501/novel-endogenous-simian-retroviral-integrations-in-vero-cells-implications-for-quality-control-of-a-human-vaccine-cell-substrate
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Chisato Sakuma, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Kuroda, Fumio Kasai, Kyoko Saito, Masaki Ikeda, Toshiyuki Yamaji, Naoki Osada, Kentaro Hanada
African green monkey (AGM)-derived Vero cells have been utilized to produce various human vaccines. The Vero cell genome harbors a variety of simian endogenous type D retrovirus (SERV) sequences. In this study, a transcriptome analysis showed that DNA hypomethylation released the epigenetic repression of SERVs in Vero cells. Moreover, comparative genomic analysis of three Vero cell sublines and an AGM reference revealed that the genomes of the sublines have ~80 SERV integrations. Among them, ~60 integrations are present within all three cell sublines and absent from the reference sequence...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330412/high-expression-of-endogenous-retroviruses-from-intrauterine-life-to-adulthood-in-two-mouse-models-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Chiara Cipriani, Laura Ricceri, Claudia Matteucci, Alessia De Felice, Anna Maria Tartaglione, Ayele Argaw-Denboba, Francesca Pica, Sandro Grelli, Gemma Calamandrei, Paola Sinibaldi Vallebona, Emanuela Balestrieri
Retroelements, such as Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs), have been implicated in many complex diseases, including neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Previously, we demonstrated a distinctive expression profile of specific HERV families in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) patients, suggesting their involvement in ASD. Here we used two distinct ASD mouse models: inbred BTBR T+tf/J mice and CD-1 outbred mice prenatally exposed to valproic acid. Whole embryos, blood and brain samples from the offspring were collected at different ages and the expression of several ERV families (ETnI, ETnII-α, ETnII-β, ETnII-γ, MusD and IAP), proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α) and Toll-like receptors (TLR3 and TLR4) was assessed...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328916/the-neuronal-gene-arc-encodes-a-repurposed-retrotransposon-gag-protein-that-mediates-intercellular-rna-transfer
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Elissa D Pastuzyn, Cameron E Day, Rachel B Kearns, Madeleine Kyrke-Smith, Andrew V Taibi, John McCormick, Nathan Yoder, David M Belnap, Simon Erlendsson, Dustin R Morado, John A G Briggs, Cédric Feschotte, Jason D Shepherd
The neuronal gene Arc is essential for long-lasting information storage in the mammalian brain, mediates various forms of synaptic plasticity, and has been implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders. However, little is known about Arc's molecular function and evolutionary origins. Here, we show that Arc self-assembles into virus-like capsids that encapsulate RNA. Endogenous Arc protein is released from neurons in extracellular vesicles that mediate the transfer of Arc mRNA into new target cells, where it can undergo activity-dependent translation...
January 11, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328915/retrovirus-like-gag-protein-arc1-binds-rna-and-traffics-across-synaptic-boutons
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James Ashley, Benjamin Cordy, Diandra Lucia, Lee G Fradkin, Vivian Budnik, Travis Thomson
Arc/Arg3.1 is required for synaptic plasticity and cognition, and mutations in this gene are linked to autism and schizophrenia. Arc bears a domain resembling retroviral/retrotransposon Gag-like proteins, which multimerize into a capsid that packages viral RNA. The significance of such a domain in a plasticity molecule is uncertain. Here, we report that the Drosophila Arc1 protein forms capsid-like structures that bind darc1 mRNA in neurons and is loaded into extracellular vesicles that are transferred from motorneurons to muscles...
January 11, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328787/immune-responses-to-retroviruses
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Asier Saez-Cirion, Nicolas Manel
Retroviruses are genome invaders that have shared a long history of coevolution with vertebrates and their immune system. Found endogenously in genomes as traces of past invasions, retroviruses are also considerable threats to human health when they exist as exogenous viruses such as HIV. The immune response to retroviruses is engaged by germline-encoded sensors of innate immunity that recognize viral components and damage induced by the infection. This response develops with the induction of antiviral effectors and launching of the clonal adaptive immune response, which can contribute to protective immunity...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325864/infections-genetic-and-environmental-factors-in-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
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REVIEW
Sanjeev Kumar Shukla, Govind Singh, Shahzad Ahmad, Prabhat Pant
In Autoimmune disease a combination of infection, genetic and environmental factors causes an autoimmune response to the thyroid gland (characterized by lymphocytic infiltrations), thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) and different thyroid antigens. Graves' and Hashimoto disease are autoimmune disorders with genetic predisposition. CD40 that stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of lymphocytes is an essential immunomodulatory component for follicular cells in the thyroid and the cell that present the antigen...
January 8, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321561/tumor-suppressor-activity-of-mir-451-identification-of-carf-as-a-new-target
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Ling Li, Ran Gao, Yue Yu, Zeenia Kaul, Jia Wang, Rajkumar S Kalra, Zhenya Zhang, Sunil C Kaul, Renu Wadhwa
microRNAs (miRs) have recently emerged as small non-coding regulators of gene expression. We performed a loss-of-function screening by recruiting retrovirus mediated arbitrary manipulation of genome coupled with escape of cells from 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-dC)-induced senescence. miRNA pool from cells that emerged from 5-Aza-dC-induced senescence was subjected to miR-microarray analysis with respect to the untreated control. We identified miR-451 as one of the upregulated miRs and characterized its functional relevance to drug resistance, cell growth, tumor suppressor proteins p53 and pRb, and stress response...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320424/a-retrospective-examination-of-feline-leukemia-subgroup-characterization-viral-interference-assays-to-deep-sequencing
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REVIEW
Elliott S Chiu, Edward A Hoover, Sue VandeWoude
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) was the first feline retrovirus discovered, and is associated with multiple fatal disease syndromes in cats, including lymphoma. The original research conducted on FeLV employed classical virological techniques. As methods have evolved to allow FeLV genetic characterization, investigators have continued to unravel the molecular pathology associated with this fascinating agent. In this review, we discuss how FeLV classification, transmission, and disease-inducing potential have been defined sequentially by viral interference assays, Sanger sequencing, PCR, and next-generation sequencing...
January 10, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319636/optimal-antiretroviral-prophylaxis-in-infants-at-high-risk-of-acquiring-hiv-a-systematic-review
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Sara Beste, Shaffiq Essajee, George Siberry, Alisse Hannaford, Jasmeen Dara, Nandita Sugandhi, Martina Penazzato
INTRODUCTION: The risk of perinatal HIV infection can be dramatically reduced through maternal antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and infant ARV postnatal prophylaxis. The 2013 World Health Organization guidelines recommended 4-6 weeks of nevirapine or zidovudine as postnatal prophylaxis, with possible extension to 12 weeks for high-risk breastfed infants. A systematic review was undertaken to determine if there is evidence for the World Health Organization to recommend enhanced or extended prophylaxis for high-risk infants...
February 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315213/identification-of-transposable-elements-contributing-to-tissue-specific-expression-of-long-non-coding-rnas
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Takafumi Chishima, Junichi Iwakiri, Michiaki Hamada
It has been recently suggested that transposable elements (TEs) are re-used as functional elements of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). This is supported by some examples such as the human endogenous retrovirus subfamily H (HERVH) elements contained within lncRNAs and expressed specifically in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), as required to maintain hESC identity. There are at least two unanswered questions about all lncRNAs. How many TEs are re-used within lncRNAs? Are there any other TEs that affect tissue specificity of lncRNA expression? To answer these questions, we comprehensively identify TEs that are significantly related to tissue-specific expression levels of lncRNAs...
January 9, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313202/monitoring-the-transcriptional-activity-of-human-endogenous-retroviral-herv-w-family-using-pna-strand-invasion-into-double-stranded-dna
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Grzegorz Machnik, Estera Skudrzyk, Łukasz Bułdak, Jarosław Ruczyński, Agnieszka Kozłowska, Piotr Mucha, Piotr Rekowski, Witold Szkróbka, Marcin Basiak, Aleksandra Bołdys, Helena Sławska, Bogusław Okopień
In the presented assay, we elaborated a method for distinguishing sequences that are genetically closely related to each other. This is particularly important in a situation where a fine balance of the allele abundance is a point of research interest. We developed a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) strand invasion technique for the differentiation between multiple sclerosis-associated retrovirus (MSRV) and ERVWE1 sequences, both molecularly similar, belonging to the human endogenous retrovirus HERV-W family. We have found that this method may support the PCR technique in screening for minor alleles which, in certain conditions, may be undetected by the standard PCR technique...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311362/novel-transcriptional-activity-and-extensive-allelic-imbalance-in-the-human-mhc-region
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Elizabeth Gensterblum-Miller, Weisheng Wu, Amr H Sawalha
The MHC region encodes HLA genes and is the most complex region in the human genome. The extensively polymorphic nature of the HLA hinders accurate localization and functional assessment of disease risk loci within this region. Using targeted capture sequencing and constructing individualized genomes for transcriptome alignment, we identified 908 novel transcripts within the human MHC region. These include 593 novel isoforms of known genes, 137 antisense strand RNAs, 119 novel long intergenic noncoding RNAs, and 5 transcripts of 3 novel putative protein-coding human endogenous retrovirus genes...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304082/striated-muscle-gene-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency
#17
Katherine E Gadek, Hong Wang, Monica N Hall, Mitchell Sungello, Andrew Libby, Drew MacLaskey, Robert H Eckel, Bradley B Olwin
Excessive circulating triglycerides due to reduction or loss of lipoprotein lipase activity contribute to hypertriglyceridemia and increased risk for pancreatitis. The only gene therapy treatment for lipoprotein lipase deficiency decreases pancreatitis but minimally reduces hypertriglyceridemia. Synthesized in multiple tissues including striated muscle and adipose tissue, lipoprotein lipase is trafficked to blood vessel endothelial cells where it is anchored at the plasma membrane and hydrolyzes triglycerides into free fatty acids...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300359/geometric-defects-and-icosahedral-viruses
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REVIEW
Joseph Che-Yen Wang, Suchetana Mukhopadhyay, Adam Zlotnick
We propose that viruses with geometric defects are not necessarily flawed viruses. A geometric defect may be a reactive site. Defects may facilitate assembly, dissociation, or accessibility of cellular proteins to virion components. In single molecule studies of hepadnavirus assembly, defects and overgrowth are common features. Icosahedral alphaviruses and flaviviruses, among others, have capsids with geometric defects. Similarly, immature retroviruses, which are non-icosahedral, have numerous "errors". In many viruses, asymmetric exposure of interior features allows for regulated genome release or supports intracellular trafficking...
January 4, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300162/production-of-gp64-free-virus-like-particles-from-baculovirus-infected-insect-cells
#19
Lorena C S Chaves, Bergmann M Ribeiro, Gary W Blissard
The retroviral Gag protein is frequently used to generate 'virus-like particles' (VLPs) for a variety of applications. Retroviral Gag proteins self-assemble and bud at the plasma membrane to form enveloped VLPs that resemble natural retrovirus virions, but contain no viral genome. The baculovirus expression vector system has been used to express high levels of the retroviral Gag protein to produce VLPs. However, VLP preparations produced from baculovirus-infected insect cells typically contain relatively large concentrations of baculovirus budded virus (BV) particles, which are similar in size and density to VLPs, and thus may be difficult to separate when purifying VLPs...
January 4, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298890/full-length-glycosylated-gag-of-murine-leukemia-virus-can-associate-with-the-viral-envelope-as-a-type-i-integral-membrane-protein
#20
Tyler Milston Renner, Kasandra Bélanger, Cindy Lam, Maria Rosales Gerpe, Joanne Eileen McBane, Marc-André Langlois
The glycosylated Gag protein (gPr80) of murine leukemia viruses (MLVs) has been shown to exhibit multiple roles in facilitating retrovirus release, infection and resistance to host-encoded retroviral restriction factors such as APOBEC3, SERINC3 and SERINC5. One way gPr80 helps MLVs escape host innate immune restriction is by increasing capsid stability, a feature that protects viral replication intermediates from being detected by cytosolic DNA sensors. gPr80 also increases the resistance of MLVs against deamination and restriction by mouse APOBEC3 (mA3)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Virology
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