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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646085/generation-of-a-collection-of-mutant-tomato-lines-using-pooled-crispr-libraries
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Thomas B Jacobs, Ning Zhang, Dhruv Patel, Gregory B Martin
The high efficiency of CRIPSR-mediated mutagenesis in plants enables the development of high-throughput mutagenesis strategies. By transforming pooled CRISPR libraries into tomato, collections of mutant lines were generated with minimal transformation attempts and in a relatively short period of time. Identification of the targeted gene(s) was easily determined by sequencing the incorporated gRNA(s) in the primary transgenic events. From a single transformation with a CRISPR library targeting the immunity-associated leucine-rich repeat subfamily XII genes, heritable mutations were recovered in 15 of the 54 genes targeted...
June 23, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646031/metabolism-and-acetylation-contribute-to-leucine-mediated-inhibition-of-cardiac-glucose-uptake
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Edith Renguet, Audrey Ginion, Roselle Gélinas, Laurent Bultot, Julien Auquier, Isabelle Robillard Frayne, Caroline Daneault, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Christine Des Rosiers, Louis Hue, Sandrine Horman, Christophe Beauloye, Luc Bertrand
High plasma leucine levels strongly correlate with type 2 diabetes. Studies of muscle cells suggest that leucine alters the insulin response for glucose transport by activating an insulin-negative feedback loop driven by the mammalian target of rapamycin/p70 ribosomal S6 kinase (mTOR/p70S6K) pathway. Here, we examined the molecular mechanism involved in leucine's action on cardiac glucose uptake. Leucine was indeed able to curb glucose uptake after insulin stimulation in both cultured cardiomyocytes and perfused hearts...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645631/outcomes-of-first-generation-egfr-tkis-against-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-harboring-uncommon-egfr-mutations-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-be-positive-study
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Sara Pilotto, Antonio Rossi, Tiziana Vavalà, Alessandro Follador, Marcello Tiseo, Domenico Galetta, Alessandro Morabito, Massimo Di Maio, Olga Martelli, Orazio Caffo, Pier Luigi Piovano, Diego Cortinovis, Nicoletta Zilembo, Clelia Casartelli, Giuseppe Luigi Banna, Antonio Ardizzoia, Maria Luisa Barzelloni, Alessandra Bearz, Giovenzio Genestreti, Claudia Mucciarini, Virginio Filipazzi, Jessica Menis, Elisa Rizzo, Fausto Barbieri, Erika Rijavec, Fabiana Cecere, Gianluca Spitaleri, Emilio Bria, Silvia Novello
BACKGROUND: Beyond progression after tyrosine kinase inhibitor in EGFR-positive non-small-cell lung cancer patients (BE-POSITIVE) was the first Italian multicenter observational study that reported the outcomes of first-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in a "real-life" Caucasian EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) population. The sharing of multi-institutional experiences represents a crucial strategy to enrich knowledge about uncommon EGFR mutations...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644956/sirt4-is-a-regulator-of-insulin-secretion
#4
Elma Zaganjor, Sejal Vyas, Marcia C Haigis
In a recent issue of Cell Metabolism, Anderson et al. (2017) report that SIRT4 regulates insulin sensitivity in the pancreas via activation of methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase 1 (MCCC1) by removal of dicarboxyacyl-lysine modifications. Thus, SIRT4 activates leucine catabolism and causes decreased secretion of insulin from the pancreas.
June 22, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643619/dietary-leucine-supplementation-alters-energy-metabolism-and-induces-slow-to-fast-transitions-in-longissimus-dorsi-muscle-of-weanling-piglets
#5
Qiwen Fan, Baisheng Long, Guokai Yan, Zhichang Wang, Min Shi, Xiaoyu Bao, Jun Hu, Xiuzhi Li, Changqing Chen, Zilong Zheng, Xianghua Yan
Leucine plays an important role in promoting muscle protein synthesis and muscle remodelling. However, what percentage of leucine is appropriate in creep feed and what proteome profile alterations are caused by dietary leucine in the skeletal muscle of piglets remain elusive. In this case, we applied isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation to analyse the proteome profile of the longissimus dorsi muscles of weanling piglets fed a normal leucine diet (NL; 1·66 % leucine) and a high-leucine diet (HL; 2·1 % leucine)...
May 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643618/heat-stabilised-rice-bran-consumption-by-colorectal-cancer-survivors-modulates-stool-metabolite-profiles-and-metabolic-networks-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dustin G Brown, Erica C Borresen, Regina J Brown, Elizabeth P Ryan
Rice bran (RB) consumption has been shown to reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) growth in mice and modify the human stool microbiome. Changes in host and microbial metabolism induced by RB consumption was hypothesised to modulate the stool metabolite profile in favour of promoting gut health and inhibiting CRC growth. The objective was to integrate gut microbial metabolite profiles and identify metabolic pathway networks for CRC chemoprevention using non-targeted metabolomics. In all, nineteen CRC survivors participated in a parallel randomised controlled dietary intervention trial that included daily consumption of study-provided foods with heat-stabilised RB (30 g/d) or no additional ingredient (control)...
May 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642676/international-society-of-sports-nutrition-position-stand-protein-and-exercise
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Ralf Jäger, Chad M Kerksick, Bill I Campbell, Paul J Cribb, Shawn D Wells, Tim M Skwiat, Martin Purpura, Tim N Ziegenfuss, Arny A Ferrando, Shawn M Arent, Abbie E Smith-Ryan, Jeffrey R Stout, Paul J Arciero, Michael J Ormsbee, Lem W Taylor, Colin D Wilborn, Doug S Kalman, Richard B Kreider, Darryn S Willoughby, Jay R Hoffman, Jamie L Krzykowski, Jose Antonio
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides an objective and critical review related to the intake of protein for healthy, exercising individuals. Based on the current available literature, the position of the Society is as follows:An acute exercise stimulus, particularly resistance exercise, and protein ingestion both stimulate muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and are synergistic when protein consumption occurs before or after resistance exercise.For building muscle mass and for maintaining muscle mass through a positive muscle protein balance, an overall daily protein intake in the range of 1...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642475/a-novel-bzip-protein-gsb1-is-required-for-oxidative-stress-response-mating-and-virulence-in-the-human-pathogen-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Seon Ah Cheon, Eun Jung Thak, Yong-Sun Bahn, Hyun Ah Kang
The human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, which causes life-threatening meningoencephalitis in immunocompromised individuals, normally faces diverse stresses in the human host. Here, we report that a novel, basic, leucine-zipper (bZIP) protein, designated Gsb1 (general stress-related bZIP protein 1), is required for its normal growth and diverse stress responses. C. neoformans gsb1Δ mutants grew slowly even under non-stressed conditions and showed increased sensitivity to high or low temperatures. The hypersensitivity of gsb1Δ to oxidative and nitrosative stresses was reversed by addition of a ROS scavenger...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642232/a-single-amino-acid-residue-at-transmembrane-domain-4-of-the-alpha-subunit-influences-carisoprodol-direct-gating-efficacy-at-gabaa-receptors
#9
Manoj Kumar, Manish Kumar, John Freund, Glenn H Dillon
The muscle relaxant carisoprodol (CSP, trade name Soma) has recently been controlled at the federal level as a Schedule IV drug due to its high abuse potential and consequences of misuse, such as withdrawal syndrome, delusions, seizures and even death. Recent work has shown that carisoprodol can directly gate and allosterically modulate the GABAA receptor. These actions are subunit-dependent; compared to other GABAA receptors, carisoprodol has nominal direct gating effects in α3β2γ2receptors. Here, using site-directed-mutagenesis and whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology in transiently transfected HEK293 cells, we examined the role of GABAA receptor α subunit transmembrane domain 4 (TM4) amino acids in direct gating and allosteric modulatory actions of carisoprodol...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641781/pregnancy-to-postpartum-transition-of-serum-metabolites-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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Elin Chorell, Ulrika Andersson Hall, Carolina Gustavsson, Kerstin Berntorp, Jatta Puhkala, Riitta Luoto, Tommy Olsson, Agneta Holmäng
CONTEXT: Gestational diabetes is commonly linked to development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). There is a need to characterize metabolic changes associated with gestational diabetes in order to find novel biomarkers for T2DM. OBJECTIVE: To find potential pathophysiological mechanisms and markers for progression from gestational diabetes mellitus to T2DM by studying the metabolic transition from pregnancy to postpartum. DESIGN: The metabolic transition profile from pregnancy to postpartum was characterized in 56 women by mass spectrometry-based metabolomics; 11 women had gestational diabetes mellitus, 24 had normal glucose tolerance, and 21 were normoglycaemic but at increased risk for gestational diabetes mellitus...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641210/comparative-analysis-of-polyspecificity-of-the-endogenous-trna-synthetase-of-different-expression-host-towards-photocrosslinking-amino-acids-using-an-in-silico-approach
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Nadarajan Saravanan Prabhu, Hyungdon Yun
Photo-induced covalent crosslinking has emerged as the powerful strategy for analyzing and characterizing the protein-protein interaction and mapping protein 3D conformations. In the last decades, a number of photocrosslinking amino acids have been reported but only a few have been efficiently utilized for photocrosslinking purposes. Recently, incorporation of diazirine containing photoactivatable analogs such as photo-methionine, photo-leucine, photo-isoleucine and photo-lysine into target proteins were accomplished in live cells (Human A549cells, HEK 293) by depleting corresponding natural amino acid and supplementing these analogs in the medium...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641113/enhanced-functional-genomic-screening-identifies-novel-mediators-of-dual-leucine-zipper-kinase-dependent-injury-signaling-in-neurons
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Derek S Welsbie, Katherine L Mitchell, Vinod Jaskula-Ranga, Valentin M Sluch, Zhiyong Yang, Jessica Kim, Eugen Buehler, Amit Patel, Scott E Martin, Ping-Wu Zhang, Yan Ge, Yukan Duan, John Fuller, Byung-Jin Kim, Eman Hamed, Xitiz Chamling, Lei Lei, Iain D C Fraser, Ze'ev A Ronai, Cynthia A Berlinicke, Donald J Zack
Dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK) has been implicated in cell death signaling secondary to axonal damage in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and other neurons. To better understand the pathway through which DLK acts, we developed enhanced functional genomic screens in primary RGCs, including use of arrayed, whole-genome, small interfering RNA libraries. Explaining why DLK inhibition is only partially protective, we identify leucine zipper kinase (LZK) as cooperating with DLK to activate downstream signaling and cell death in RGCs, including in a mouse model of optic nerve injury, and show that the same pathway is active in human stem cell-derived RGCs...
June 21, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640882/quantitation-of-underivatized-branched-chain-amino-acids-in-sport-nutritional-supplements-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-direct-or-indirect-uv-absorbance-detection
#13
Jun Qiu, Jinhao Wang, Zhongqi Xu, Huiqing Liu, Jie Ren
The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) including leucine (Leu), isoleucine (Ile) and valine (Val) play a pivotal role in the human body. Herein, we developed capillary electrophoresis (CE) coupled with conventional UV detector to quantify underivatized BCAAs in two kinds of sport nutritional supplements. For direct UV detection at 195 nm, the BCAAs (Leu, two enantiomers of Ile and Val) were separated in a background electrolyte (BGE) consisting of 40.0 mmol/L sodium tetraborate, and 40.0 mmol/L β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) at pH 10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640834/overexpression-of-gmfdl19-enhances-tolerance-to-drought-and-salt-stresses-in-soybean
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Yuanyuan Li, Quanzhen Chen, Haiyang Nan, Xiaoming Li, Sijia Lu, Xiaohui Zhao, Baohui Liu, Changhong Guo, Fanjiang Kong, Dong Cao
The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) family of transcription factors plays an important role in the growth and developmental process as well as responds to various abiotic stresses, such as drought and high salinity. Our previous work identified GmFDL19, a bZIP transcription factor, as a flowering promoter in soybean, and the overexpression of GmFDL19 caused early flowering in transgenic soybean plants. Here, we report that GmFDL19 also enhances tolerance to drought and salt stress in soybean. GmFDL19 was determined to be a group A member, and its transcription expression was highly induced by abscisic acid (ABA), polyethylene glycol (PEG 6000) and high salt stresses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640602/dietary-n-carbamylglutamate-supplementation-in-reduced-protein-diet-affects-carcass-traits-and-profile-of-muscle-amino-acids-and-fatty-acids-in-finishing-pigs
#15
Changchuan Ye, Xiangzhou Zeng, JInlong Zhu, Ying Liu, Qianhong Ye, Shiyan Qiao, Xiangfang Zeng
This aim of this study was to investigate whether dietary N-Carbamylglutamate (NCG) supplementation affected carcass traits and meat quality in finishing pigs. One hundred and twenty gilts were randomly assigned to one of four treatments for 40 d, including standard protein diet (SP), reduced protein diet supplemented 1.7% L-alanine (RP + Ala), reduced protein diet supplemented with 1.0 % L-arginine (RP + Arg) and reduced protein diet supplemented with 0.1% NCG and 1.7% L-alanine (RP + NCG). NCG supplementation increased the endogenous synthesis of L-arginine...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640357/rna-sequencing-of-esophageal-adenocarcinomas-identifies-novel-fusion-transcripts-including-npc1-melk-arising-from-a-complex-chromosomal-rearrangement
#16
Zhixiong Wang, Yulan Cheng, John M Abraham, Rong Yan, Xi Liu, Wei Chen, Sariat Ibrahim, Gary P Schroth, Xiquan Ke, Yulong He, Stephen J Meltzer
BACKGROUND: Studies of chromosomal rearrangements and fusion transcripts have elucidated mechanisms of tumorigenesis and led to targeted cancer therapies. This study was aimed at identifying novel fusion transcripts in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). METHODS: To identify new fusion transcripts associated with EAC, targeted RNA sequencing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) verification were performed in 40 EACs and matched nonmalignant specimens from the same patients...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639421/penetrance-estimate-of-lrrk2-p-g2019s-mutation-in-individuals-of-non-ashkenazi-jewish-ancestry
#17
Annie J Lee, Yuanjia Wang, Roy N Alcalay, Helen Mejia-Santana, Rachel Saunders-Pullman, Susan Bressman, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Alexis Brice, Suzanne Lesage, Graziella Mangone, Eduardo Tolosa, Claustre Pont-Sunyer, Dolores Vilas, Birgitt Schüle, Farah Kausar, Tatiana Foroud, Daniela Berg, Kathrin Brockmann, Stefano Goldwurm, Chiara Siri, Rosanna Asselta, Javier Ruiz-Martinez, Elisabet Mondragón, Connie Marras, Taneera Ghate, Nir Giladi, Anat Mirelman, Karen Marder
BACKGROUND: Penetrance estimates of the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) p.G2019S mutation for PD vary widely (24%-100%). The p.G2019S penetrance in individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry has been estimated as 25%, adjusted for multiple covariates. It is unknown whether penetrance varies among different ethnic groups. The objective of this study was to estimate the penetrance of p.G2019S in individuals of non-Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and compare penetrance between Ashkenazi Jews and non-Ashkenazi Jews to age 80...
June 22, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638917/influence-of-sodium-nitroprusside-on-expressions-of-fbxl5-and-irp2-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#18
Jie Wei, Yong Li, Qian Jiao, Xi-Xun DU, Hong Jiang
Iron accumulation in the brain is associated with the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Misexpression of some iron transport and storage proteins is related to iron dyshomeostasis. Iron regulatory proteins (IRPs) including IRP1 and IRP2 are cytosolic proteins that play important roles in maintaining cellular iron homeostasis. F-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 5 (FBXL5) is involved in the regulation of iron metabolism by degrading IRP2 through the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Nitric oxide (NO) enhances the binding activity of IRP1, but its effect on IRP2 is ambiguous...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638383/non-canonical-glucocorticoid-receptor-transactivation-of-gilz-by-alcohol-suppresses-cell-inflammatory-response
#19
Hang Pong Ng, Scott Jennings, Jack Wang, Patricia E Molina, Steve Nelson, Guoshun Wang
Acute alcohol exposure suppresses cell inflammatory response. The underlying mechanism has not been fully defined. Here we report that alcohol was able to activate glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling in the absence of glucocorticoids (GCs) and upregulated glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (gilz), a prominent GC-responsive gene. Such a non-canonical activation of GR was not blocked by mifepristone, a potent GC competitor. The proximal promoter of gilz, encompassing five GC-responsive elements (GREs), was incorporated and tested in a luciferase reporter system...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638350/branched-chain-amino-acid-ingestion-stimulates-muscle-myofibrillar-protein-synthesis-following-resistance-exercise-in-humans
#20
Sarah R Jackman, Oliver C Witard, Andrew Philp, Gareth A Wallis, Keith Baar, Kevin D Tipton
The ingestion of intact protein or essential amino acids (EAA) stimulates mechanistic target of rapamycin complex-1 (mTORC1) signaling and muscle protein synthesis (MPS) following resistance exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate the response of myofibrillar-MPS to ingestion of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) only (i.e., without concurrent ingestion of other EAA, intact protein, or other macronutrients) following resistance exercise in humans. Ten young (20.1 ± 1.3 years), resistance-trained men completed two trials, ingesting either 5...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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