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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088095/chemoreceptor-based-signal-sensing
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Miguel A Matilla, Tino Krell
Chemoreceptors are at the beginning of chemosensory signaling cascades that correspond to a major signal transduction mechanism. Chemoreceptors show a significant structural diversity of their ligand binding domains which present either a mono-modular or bi-modular arrangement. Although the majority of chemoreceptors are of unknown function, significant progress has been made in recent years in their functional annotation, which is reviewed here. In vitro ligand binding studies to recombinant ligand binding domains proved to be an efficient strategy to identify chemoreceptor functions...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088087/ethylene-biosynthesis-and-perception-during-ripening-of-loquat-fruit-eriobotrya-japonica-lindl
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E Alos, A Martinez-Fuentes, C Reig, C Mesejo, M J Rodrigo, M Agustí, L Zacarías
In order to gain insights into the controversial ripening behavior of loquat fruits, in the present study we have analyzed the expression of three genes related to ethylene biosynthesis (ACS1, ACO1 and ACO2), two ethylene receptors (ERS1a and ERS1b), one signal transduction component (CTR1) and one transcription factor (EIL1) in peel and pulp of loquat fruit during natural ripening and also in fruits treated with ethylene (10μLL(-1)) and 1-MCP (10μLL(-1)), an ethylene action inhibitor. In fruits attached to or detached from the tree, a slight increase in ethylene production was detected at the yellow stage, but the respiration rate declined progressively during ripening...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087774/the-origin-of-mitochondrial-cristae-from-alphaproteobacteria
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Sergio A Muñoz-Gómez, Jeremy G Wideman, Andrew J Roger, Claudio H Slamovits
Mitochondria are the respiratory organelles of eukaryotes and their evolutionary history is deeply intertwined with that of eukaryotes. The compartmentalization of respiration in mitochondria occurs within cristae, whose evolutionary origin has remained unclear. Recent discoveries, however, have revived the old notion that mitochondrial cristae could have had a pre-endosymbiotic origin. Mitochondrial cristae are likely homologous to the intracytoplasmic membranes (ICMs) used by diverse alphaproteobacteria for harnessing energy...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086922/transcriptional-profiles-in-bursal-b-lymphoid-dt40-cells-infected-with-very-virulent-infectious-bursal-disease-virus
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Rong Quan, Shanshan Zhu, Li Wei, Jing Wang, Xu Yan, Zixuan Li, Jue Liu
BACKGROUND: Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) causes a highly contagious, immunosuppressive disease in chickens. The virus mainly infects immature B lymphocytes in the bursa of Fabricius (BF). Chicken B cell line DT40, an avian leukosis virus-induced B cell line, supports very virulent IBDV (vvIBDV) infection in vitro and thereby serves as a good model for investigating the infection and pathogenesis of this virus. However, a transcriptome-wide understanding of the interaction between vvIBDV and B cells has not yet been achieved...
January 13, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081213/transcriptome-profiling-to-understand-the-effect-of-citrus-rootstocks-on-the-growth-of-shatangju-mandarin
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Xiang-Yu Liu, Juan Li, Meng-Meng Liu, Qing Yao, Jie-Zhong Chen
To obtain insight into potential mechanisms underlying the influence of rootstock on scion growth, we performed a comparative analysis of 'Shatangju' mandarin grafted onto 5 rootstocks: Fragrant orange (Citrus junons Sieb. ex. Tanaka), Red tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanco), 'Shatangju' mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco), Rough lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush) and Canton lemon (Citrus limonia Osbeck). The tree size of 'Shatangju' mandarin grafted onto Canton lemon and Rough lemon were the largest, followed by self-rooted rootstock trees, and the lowest tree sizes correspond to ones grafted on Red tangerine and Fragrant orange rootstocks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080213/campylobacter-jejuni-transducer-like-proteins-chemotaxis-and-beyond
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Kshipra Chandrashekhar, Issmat I Kassem, Gireesh Rajashekara
Chemotaxis, a process that mediates directional motility towards or away from chemical stimuli (chemoeffectors/ ligands that can be attractants or repellents) in the environment, plays an important role in the adaptation of Campylobacter jejuni to disparate niches. The chemotaxis system consists of core signal transduction proteins and methyl-accepting-domain-containing Transducer like proteins (Tlps). Ligands binding to Tlps relay a signal to chemotaxis proteins in the cytoplasm which initiate a signal transduction cascade, culminating into a directional flagellar movement...
January 12, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079886/hiv-1-nef-is-released-in-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-astrocytes-evidence-for-nef-mediated-neurotoxicity
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A Sami Saribas, Stephanie Cicalese, Taha Mohseni Ahooyi, Kamel Khalili, Shohreh Amini, Ilker Kudret Sariyer
Human immunodeficiency virus-associated neurological disorders (HANDs) affect the majority of AIDS patients and are a significant problem among HIV-1-infected individuals who live longer because of combined anti-retroviral therapies. HIV-1 utilizes a number of viral proteins and subsequent cytokine inductions to unleash its toxicity on neurons. Among HIV-1 viral proteins, Nef is a small protein expressed abundantly in astrocytes of HIV-1-infected brains and has been suggested to have a role in the pathogenesis of HAND...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079152/a-novel-toolbox-for-the-in-vitro-assay-of-hepatitis-d-virus-infection
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Jing-Hua Zhao, Ya-Li Zhang, Tian-Ying Zhang, Lun-Zhi Yuan, Tong Cheng, Pei-Jer Chen, Quan Yuan, Ning-Shao Xia
Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is a defective RNA virus that requires the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) for its life cycle. The in vitro HDV infection system is widely used as a surrogate model to study cellular infection with both viruses owing to its practical feasibility. However, previous methods for running this system were less efficient for high-throughput screening and large-scale studies. Here, we developed a novel method for the production of infectious HDV by adenoviral vector (AdV)-mediated transduction...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079113/congenital-hearing-loss
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Anna M H Korver, Richard J H Smith, Guy Van Camp, Mark R Schleiss, Maria A K Bitner-Glindzicz, Lawrence R Lustig, Shin-Ichi Usami, An N Boudewyns
Congenital hearing loss (hearing loss that is present at birth) is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in children. In the majority of developed countries, neonatal hearing screening programmes enable early detection; early intervention will prevent delays in speech and language development and has long-lasting beneficial effects on social and emotional development and quality of life. A diagnosis of hearing loss is usually followed by a search for an underlying aetiology. Congenital hearing loss might be attributed to environmental and prenatal factors, which prevail in low-income settings; congenital infections, particularly cytomegalovirus infection, are also a common risk factor for hearing loss...
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079009/emerging-roles-of-calreticulin-in-cancer-implications-for-therapy
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Kavya Venkateswaran, Amit Verma, Anant Narayan Bhatt, Anju Shrivastava, Kailash Manda, Hanumantharao G Raj, Ashok Prasad, Christophe Len, Virinder S Parmar, Bilikere Dwarakanath
Calreticulin (CRT), initially identified as a ubiquitous calcium-binding protein in the endoplasmic reticulum, has emerged as a multifunctional protein with roles in calcium homeostasis, molecular chaperoning and cell adhesion. Emerging evidence suggests its involvement in tumorigenesis facilitating proliferation, migration, and adhesion. CRT translocated to the cell surface (ecto-CRT) serves as a phagocytic signal for immunogenic cell death (ICD) mediated through dendritic cells (DCs) and cytotoxic T-cell activation thereby making tumors susceptible to immunotherapy-based anti-cancer strategies...
January 11, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078622/evidence-that-polycystins-are-involved-in-hydra-cnidocyte-discharge
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Susan McLaughlin
Like other cnidarians, the freshwater organism Hydra is characterized by the possession of cnidocytes (stinging cells). Most cnidocytes are located on hydra tentacles, where they are organized along with sensory cells and ganglion cells into battery complexes. The function of the battery complexes is to integrate multiple types of stimuli for the regulation of cnidocyte discharge. The molecular mechanisms controlling the discharge of cnidocytes are not yet fully understood, but it is known that discharge depends on extracellular Ca(2+) and that mechanically induced cnidocyte discharge can be enhanced by the presence of prey extracts and other chemicals...
March 2017: Invertebrate Neuroscience: IN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078589/isolation-of-lipid-rafts-through-discontinuous-sucrose-gradient-centrifugation-and-fas-cd95-death-receptor-localization-in-raft-fractions
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Consuelo Gajate, Faustino Mollinedo
Lipid raft domains, enriched in sphingolipids and cholesterol, serve as sorting platforms and hubs for signal transduction proteins, and show resistance to detergent solubilization. Despite rafts have been involved in survival processes, these membrane domains have also been shown to play a major role in the modulation of death receptor signaling. Here, we describe a detailed protocol for isolating lipid rafts from whole cells by taking advantage of the lipid raft resistance to Triton X-100 solubilization at 4 °C, followed by sucrose gradient centrifugation, with subsequent analysis of Fas/CD95 death receptor localization in the raft fractions by immunoblotting...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078587/organelle-separation-and-cell-signaling
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Leandro Silva Da Costa, Damien Arnoult
Recent findings indicate that some signaling hubs coalesce at the surfaces of organelles through the accumulation of ubiquitylated components required for the signal transduction. For instance, ubiquitylated components of the NF-κB pathway accumulated at the endoplasmic reticulum while ubiquitylated components of the IRF3 pathway are found at the Golgi apparatus. Here we describe simple methods to observe and assess these ubiquitylated components by immunoblotting using differential centrifugation and in vitro assays...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078108/egfr-family-and-cmet-expression-profiles-and-prognostic-significance-in-esophagogastric-adenocarcinoma
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Ellie Chan, Ahmad Alkhasawneh, Lizette Vila Duckworth, Tabish Aijaz, Tania Zuluaga Toro, Xiaomin Lu, Steven J Hughes, Amy Collinsworth, Thomas J George
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapy with anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) monoclonal antibody in patients with HER2 overexpressed esophagogastric adenocarcinoma (EGA) improves survival; however, the effect is transient due to the development of resistance. Some studies suggest that cMet overexpression provides cross talk for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and HER2 inhibition. We sought to characterize the expression profile of the EGFR family and cMet receptors in untreated, resected EGA...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077684/targeting-aurora-kinase-a-and-jak2-prevents-gvhd-while-maintaining-treg-and-antitumor-ctl-function
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Brian C Betts, Anandharaman Veerapathran, Joseph Pidala, Hua Yang, Pedro Horna, Kelly Walton, Christopher L Cubitt, Steven Gunawan, Harshani R Lawrence, Nicholas J Lawrence, Said M Sebti, Claudio Anasetti
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a leading cause of nonrelapse mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. T cell costimulation by CD28 contributes to GVHD, but prevention is incomplete when targeting CD28, downstream mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), or Aurora A. Likewise, interleukin-6 (IL-6)-mediated Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) signaling promotes alloreactivity, yet JAK2 inhibition does not eliminate GVHD. We provide evidence that blocking Aurora A and JAK2 in human T cells is synergistic in vitro, prevents xenogeneic GVHD, and maintains antitumor responses by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs)...
January 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077574/platelet-activating-factor-mediates-endotoxin-tolerance-by-regulating-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-dependent-expression-of-the-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-3
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Kyung Tae Noh, In Duk Jung, Gil Sun Cha, Myung-Kwan Han, Yeong-Min Park
Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) mediates immune tolerance, and suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) negatively regulates the JAK/STAT signal transduction pathway. We previously determined plateletactivating factor (PAF) protects mice against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxic shock, but its detailed mechanism of action was unknown. We performed survival experiments in IDO+/+ and IDO-/- mice using an LPSinduced endotoxemia model and rated organ injury (neutrophil infiltration, and liver function)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077433/osteoprotegerin-disruption-attenuates-hysu-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-through-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-fak-akt-pathway-suppression
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Daile Jia, Qian Zhu, Huan Liu, Caojian Zuo, Yuhu He, Guilin Chen, Ankang Lu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial remodeling characterized by increased vascular smooth muscle proliferation is commonly seen in life-threatening disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Clinical studies have suggested a correlation between osteoprotegerin serum levels and PAH severity. Here, we aimed to invhestigate vascular osteoprotegerin expression and its effects on pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo, as well as examine the signal transduction pathways mediating its activity...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076849/a-plasma-metabolomic-signature-discloses-human-breast-cancer
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Mariona Jové, Ricardo Collado, José Luís Quiles, Mari-Carmen Ramírez-Tortosa, Joaquim Sol, Maria Ruiz-Sanjuan, Mónica Fernandez, Capilla de la Torre Cabrera, Cesar Ramírez-Tortosa, Sergio Granados-Principal, Pedro Sánchez-Rovira, Reinald Pamplona
PURPOSE: Metabolomics is the comprehensive global study of metabolites in biological samples. In this retrospective pilot study we explored whether serum metabolomic profile can discriminate the presence of human breast cancer irrespective of the cancer subtype. METHODS: Plasma samples were analyzed from healthy women (n = 20) and patients with breast cancer after diagnosis (n = 91) using a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry platform. Multivariate statistics and a Random Forest (RF) classifier were used to create a metabolomics panel for the diagnosis of human breast cancer...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076818/one-way-allosteric-communication-between-the-two-disulfide-bonds-in-tissue-factor
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Beifei Zhou, Philip J Hogg, Frauke Gräter
Tissue factor (TF) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that plays distinct roles in the initiation of extrinsic coagulation cascade and thrombosis. TF contains two disulfide bonds, one each in the N-terminal and C-terminal extracellular domains. The C-domain disulfide, Cys186-Cys209, has a -RHStaple configuration in crystal structures, suggesting that this disulfide carries high pre-stress. The redox state of this disulfide has been proposed to regulate TF encryption/decryption. Ablating the N-domain Cys49-Cys57 disulfide bond was found to increase the redox potential of the Cys186-Cys209 bond, implying an allosteric communication between the domains...
January 10, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076767/-s-pot-on-mitochondria-cannabinoids-disrupt-cellular-respiration-to-limit-neuronal-activity
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Tibor Harkany, Tamas L Horvath
Classical views posit G protein-coupled cannabinoid receptor 1s (CB1Rs) at the cell surface with cytosolic Giα-mediated signal transduction. Hebert-Chatelain et al. (2016) instead place CB1Rs at mitochondria limiting neuronal respiration by soluble adenylyl cyclase-dependent modulation of complex I activity. Thus, neuronal bioenergetics link to synaptic plasticity and, globally, learning and memory.
January 10, 2017: Cell Metabolism
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