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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351904/er%C3%AE-mediated-nuclear-sequestration-of-rsk2-is-required-for-er-breast-cancer-tumorigenesis
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Katarzyna A Ludwik, Oliver Gene McDonald, David R Brenin, Deborah A Lannigan
Although ribosomal protein S6 kinase A3 (RSK) activation status positively correlates with patient responses to anti-estrogen hormonal therapies, the mechanistic basis for these observations is unknown. Using multiple in vitro and in vivo models of ER+ breast cancer, we report that ERα sequesters active RSK2 into the nucleus to promote neoplastic transformation and facilitate metastatic tumor growth. RSK2 physically interacted with ERα through its N-terminus to activate a pro-neoplastic transcriptional network critical to the ER+ lineage in the mammary gland, thereby providing a gene signature that effectively stratified patient tumors according to ERα status...
January 19, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351489/cooperative-function-of-pdx1-and-oc1-in-multipotent-pancreatic-progenitors-impacts-postnatal-islet-maturation-and-adaptability
#2
Peter A Kropp, Jennifer C Dunn, Bethany A Carboneau, Doris A Stoffers, Maureen Gannon
The transcription factors Pdx1 and Oc1 are co-expressed in multipotent pancreatic progenitors (MPCs), but their expression patterns diverge in hormone-expressing cells, with Oc1 expression being extinguished in the endocrine lineage and Pdx1 being maintained at high levels in β cells. We previously demonstrated that cooperative function of these two factors in MPCs is necessary for proper specification and differentiation of pancreatic endocrine cells. In those studies, we observed a persistent decrease in expression of the β-cell maturity factor MafA...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349913/eukaryotic-phytoplankton-community-spatiotemporal-dynamics-as-identified-through-gene-expression-within-a-eutrophic-estuary
#3
Weida Gong, Hans Paerl, Adrian Marchetti
Over the span of a year, we investigated the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors within the eutrophic Neuse River Estuary (NRE). Through metatranscriptomic sequencing in combination with water quality measurements, we show that there are different metabolic strategies deployed along the NRE. In the upper estuary, taxonomically-resolved phytoplankton groups express more transcripts of genes for synthesis of cellular components and carbon metabolism whereas in the lower estuary, transcripts allocated to nutrient metabolism and transport were more highly expressed...
January 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348581/identifying-metabolic-pathways-for-production-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-by-the-diatom-fragilariopsis-cylindrus-inhabiting-sea-ice
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Shazia N Aslam, Jan Strauss, David N Thomas, Thomas Mock, Graham J C Underwood
Diatoms are significant primary producers in sea ice, an ephemeral habitat with steep vertical gradients of temperature and salinity characterizing the ice matrix environment. To cope with the variable and challenging conditions, sea ice diatoms produce polysaccharide-rich extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) that play important roles in adhesion, cell protection, ligand binding and as organic carbon sources. Significant differences in EPS concentrations and chemical composition corresponding to temperature and salinity gradients were present in sea ice from the Weddell Sea and Eastern Antarctic regions of the Southern Ocean...
January 18, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346759/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-chromatin-interactions-drive-diverse-phenotypes-by-modulating-transcriptional-noise
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Victor C Wong, Victor L Bass, M Elise Bullock, Arvind K Chavali, Robin E C Lee, Walther Mothes, Suzanne Gaudet, Kathryn Miller-Jensen
Noisy gene expression generates diverse phenotypes, but little is known about mechanisms that modulate noise. Combining experiments and modeling, we studied how tumor necrosis factor (TNF) initiates noisy expression of latent HIV via the transcription factor nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and how the HIV genomic integration site modulates noise to generate divergent (low-versus-high) phenotypes of viral activation. We show that TNF-induced transcriptional noise varies more than mean transcript number and that amplification of this noise explains low-versus-high viral activation...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346618/evidence-of-adaptive-evolution-and-relaxed-constraints-in-sex-biased-genes-of-south-american-and-west-indies-fruit-flies-diptera-tephritidae
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Carlos Congrains, Emeline B Campanini, Felipe R Torres, Víctor B Rezende, Aline M Nakamura, Janaína L de Oliveira, André L A Lima, Samira Chahad-Ehlers, Iderval S Sobrinho, Reinaldo A de Brito
Several studies have demonstrated that genes differentially expressed between sexes (sex-biased genes) tend to evolve faster than unbiased genes, particularly in males. The reason for this accelerated evolution is not clear, but several explanations have involved adaptive and non-adaptive mechanisms. Furthermore, the differences of sex-biased expression patterns of closely related species are also little explored out of Drosophila. To address the evolutionary processes involved with sex-biased expression in species with incipient differentiation, we analyzed male and female transcriptomes of Anastrepha fraterculus and A...
January 15, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346497/convergent-and-divergent-validity-of-the-grammaticality-and-utterance-length-instrument
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Anny Castilla-Earls, Katrina Fulcher-Rood
Purpose: This feasibility study examines the convergent and divergent validity of the Grammaticality and Utterance Length Instrument (GLi), a tool designed to assess the grammaticality and average utterance length of a child's prerecorded story retell. Method: Three raters used the GLi to rate audio-recorded story retells from 100 English-speaking preschool children. To examine convergent validity, the results of the GLi were correlated with 2 language sample measures, mean length of utterance in words and percentage of grammatical utterances, and with the results of the Structured Photographic Expressive Language Test-Third Edition (Dawson, Stout, & Eyer, 2003)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345344/differential-outcomes-of-tlr2-engagement-in-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth
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Monica Cappelletti, Matthew J Lawson, Calvin C Chan, Adrienne N Wilburn, Senad Divanovic
Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal mortality worldwide. Infection and inflammation are considered main causes of PTB. Among multiple pathogens, Gram-positive bacteria are commonly linked with induction of PTB. Although activation of innate immune responses, via TLR2 engagement, by Gram-positive bacteria is a likely cause, whether induction of PTB depends on the potency of specific microbial components to induce Toll-like receptor (TLR)2-driven inflammation has not been elucidated. Here, we show that TLR2 activation by synthetic lipopeptides, Pam2Cys, and Pam3Cys specifically, variably influenced inflammation and subsequent induction of PTB...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344954/mixed-ductal-lobular-carcinomas-evidence-for-progression-from-ductal-to-lobular-morphology
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Amy E McCart Reed, Jamie R Kutasovic, Katia Nones, Jodi M Saunus, Leonard Da Silva, Felicity Newell, Stephen Kazakoff, Lewis Melville, Janani Jayanthan, Ana Cristina Vargas, Lynne E Reid, Jonathan Beesley, Xiao Qing Chen, Anne Marie Patch, D David Clouston, Alan Porter, Elizabeth Evans, John V Pearson, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Margaret C Cummings, Nic Waddell, Sunil R Lakhani, Peter T Simpson
Mixed ductal-lobular carcinomas (MDL) display both ductal and lobular morphology, and are an archetypal example of intra-tumour morphological heterogeneity. The mechanisms underlying coexistence of these different morphologic entities are poorly understood, although theories include that these components either represent 'collision' of independent tumours or evolve from a common ancestor. We performed comprehensive clinico-pathological analysis of a cohort of 82 MDLs and found: i) MDLs more frequently co-exist with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) than lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS); ii) the E-cadherin-catenin complex was normal in the ductal component in 77...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343607/behavioural-tactic-predicts-preoptic-hypothalamic-gene-expression-more-strongly-than-developmental-morph-in-fish-with-alternative-reproductive-tactics
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Joel A Tripp, Ni Y Feng, Andrew H Bass
Reproductive success relies on the coordination of social behaviours, such as territory defence, courtship and mating. Species with extreme variation in reproductive tactics are useful models for identifying the neural mechanisms underlying social behaviour plasticity. The plainfin midshipman (Porichthys notatus) is a teleost fish with two male reproductive morphs that follow widely divergent developmental trajectories and display alternative reproductive tactics (ARTs). Type I males defend territories, court females and provide paternal care, but will resort to cuckoldry if they cannot maintain a territory...
January 31, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343600/rapid-phenotypic-evolution-following-shifts-in-life-cycle-complexity
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Ronald M Bonett, John G Phillips, Nicholus M Ledbetter, Samuel D Martin, Luke Lehman
Life cycle strategies have evolved extensively throughout the history of metazoans. The expression of disparate life stages within a single ontogeny can present conflicts to trait evolution, and therefore may have played a major role in shaping metazoan forms. However, few studies have examined the consequences of adding or subtracting life stages on patterns of trait evolution. By analysing trait evolution in a clade of closely related salamander lineages we show that shifts in the number of life cycle stages are associated with rapid phenotypic evolution...
January 31, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340796/the-complete-plastome-of-macaw-palm-acrocomia-aculeata-jacq-lodd-ex-mart-and-extensive-molecular-analyses-of-the-evolution-of-plastid-genes-in-arecaceae
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Amanda de Santana Lopes, Túlio Gomes Pacheco, Tabea Nimz, Leila do Nascimento Vieira, Miguel P Guerra, Rubens O Nodari, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Marcelo Rogalski
The plastome of macaw palm was sequenced allowing analyses of evolution and molecular markers. Additionally, we demonstrated that more than half of plastid protein-coding genes in Arecaceae underwent positive selection. Macaw palm is a native species from tropical and subtropical Americas. It shows high production of oil per hectare reaching up to 70% of oil content in fruits and an interesting plasticity to grow in different ecosystems. Its domestication and breeding are still in the beginning, which makes the development of molecular markers essential to assess natural populations and germplasm collections...
January 16, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339539/the-hippo-pathway-component-taz-promotes-immune-evasion-in-human-cancer-through-pd-l1
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Helena J Janse van Rensburg, Taha Azad, Min Ling, Yawei Hao, Brooke Snetsinger, Prem Khanal, Lori M Minassian, Charles H Graham, Michael J Rauh, Xiaolong Yang
The Hippo pathway component WW domain-containing transcription regulator 1 (TAZ) is a transcriptional co-activator and an oncogene in breast and lung cancer. Transcriptional targets of TAZ that modulate immune cell function in the tumour microenvironment are poorly understood. Here, we perform a comprehensive screen for immune-related genes regulated by TAZ and its paralog YAP using NanoString gene expression profiling. We identify the immune checkpoint molecule PD-L1 as a target of Hippo signaling. The upstream kinases of the Hippo pathway, mammalian STE20-like kinase 1 and 2 (MST1/2) and large tumour suppressor 1 and 2 (LATS1/2), suppress PD-L1 expression while TAZ and YAP enhance PD-L1 levels in breast and lung cancer cell lines...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339482/global-spectral-clustering-in-dynamic-networks
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Fuchen Liu, David Choi, Lu Xie, Kathryn Roeder
Community detection is challenging when the network structure is estimated with uncertainty. Dynamic networks present additional challenges but also add information across time periods. We propose a global community detection method, persistent communities by eigenvector smoothing (PisCES), that combines information across a series of networks, longitudinally, to strengthen the inference for each period. Our method is derived from evolutionary spectral clustering and degree correction methods. Data-driven solutions to the problem of tuning parameter selection are provided...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338343/molecular-analysis-of-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-pathway-genes-and-their-differential-expression-in-mango-peel
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Anju Bajpai, Kasim Khan, M Muthukumar, S Rajan, Nagendra Kumar Singh
Mango fruit is cherished by masses for its taste and nutrition, contributed by color, flavor and aroma. Among these, peel color is an important trait contributing to fruit quality and market value. We attempted to elucidate the role of key genes of anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway related to fruit peel color from the leaf transcriptome of cv. Amrapali. A total of 108 mined transcript sequences were assigned to phenylpropanoid flavonoid pathway from which 15 contigs representing anthocyanin biosynthesis genes were annotated...
January 16, 2018: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334504/bradykinin-receptors-gene-expression-in-white-adipose-tissue-in-nondiabetic-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Maria E Marketou, George Kochiadakis, Joanna Kontaraki, Evangelos Zacharis, Emmanouel Kanoupakis, Emmanouel Kallergis, Hercules Mavrakis, Panagiotis Tsiverdis, Dimitris Lempidakis, John Konstantinou, Konstantinos Fragkiadakis, Gregory Chlouverakis, Panos Vardas, Fragiskos Parthenakis
OBJECTIVES: Adipose tissue plays a key role in cardiovascular physiology. Kinin receptors are important determinant of the effect of adiposity on endothelial function and cardiovascular function. We examined the gene expression levels of kinin receptors in the subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT) of nondiabetic patients with and without coronary artery disease (CAD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 21 patients with CAD (13 men, age: 68±8 years) and 23 patients without CAD (15 men, age: 66±5 years) who underwent catheterization through the femoral route...
January 12, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331464/somatic-cell-count-based-selection-reduces-susceptibility-to-energy-shortage-during-early-lactation-in-a-sheep-model
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J Bouvier-Muller, C Allain, F Enjalbert, Y Farizon, D Portes, G Foucras, R Rupp
During the transition from late gestation to early lactation ruminants experience a negative energy balance (NEB), which is considered to increase susceptibility to mammary infections. Our previous study in 2 divergent lines of sheep selected for high and low somatic cell score (SCS) suggested an association between the response to NEB and genetic susceptibility to mastitis. Forty-eight early-lactation primiparous dairy ewes from the 2 SCS genetic lines were allocated to 2 homogeneous subgroups-an NEB group, which was energy restricted and received 60% of the energy requirements for 15 d, and a control-fed group-to obtain 4 balanced groups of 12 ewes: high-SCS positive energy balance, low-SCS positive energy balance, high-SCS NEB, and low-SCS NEB...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331019/cis-regulator-runaway-and-divergence-in-asexuals
#18
Frédéric Fyon, Thomas Lenormand
With the advent of new sequencing technologies, the evolution of gene expression is becoming a subject of intensive genomic research, with sparking debates upon the role played by these kinds of changes in adaptive evolution and speciation. In this paper, we model expression evolution in species differing by their reproductive systems. We consider different rates of sexual versus asexual reproduction and the different type of parthenogenesis (apomixis and the various modes of automixis). We show that competition for expression leads to two selective processes on cis-regulatory regions that act independently to organism-level adaptation...
January 13, 2018: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328451/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-bidirectional-effect-of-arsenic-on-erk-signaling-pathway
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Dongjie Li, Yutao Wei, Shangzhi Xu, Qiang Niu, Mei Zhang, Shugang Li, Mingxia Jing
Arsenic is a toxic metal, which ultimately leads to cell apoptosis. ERK is considered a key transcriptional regulator of arsenic‑induced apoptosis. Due to a few controversial issues about arsenic‑mediated extracellular signal‑regulated MAP kinases (ERK) signaling, a meta‑analysis was performed. Subgroup analyses demonstrated that high doses (≥2 µmol/l) of arsenic increased the expression of Ras, ERK, ERK1, ERK2, phosphorylated (p)‑ERK, p‑ERK1, and p‑ERK2, while low doses (<2 µmol/l) decreased the expression of Ras, ERK1, p‑ERK, and p‑ERK2 when compared to control groups...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324738/population-structure-analysis-of-the-neglected-parasite-thelazia-callipaeda-revealed-high-genetic-diversity-in-eastern-asia-isolates
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Xi Zhang, Ya Li Shi, Lu Lu Han, Chen Xiong, Shi Qi Yi, Peng Jiang, Zeng Xian Wang, Ji Long Shen, Jing Cui, Zhong Quan Wang
BACKGROUND: Thelazia callipaeda is the causative agent of thelaziasis in canids, felids and humans. However, the population genetic structure regarding this parasite remains unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, we first explored the genetic variation of 32 T. callipaeda clinical isolates using the following multi-molecular markers: cox1, cytb, 12S rDNA, ITS1 and 18S rDNA. The isolates were collected from 13 patients from 11 geographical locations in China...
January 11, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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