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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149595/sterol-oxidation-mediates-stress-responsive-vms1-translocation-to-mitochondria
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Jason R Nielson, Eric K Fredrickson, T Cameron Waller, Olga Zurita Rendón, Heidi L Schubert, Zhenjian Lin, Christopher P Hill, Jared Rutter
Vms1 translocates to damaged mitochondria in response to stress, whereupon its binding partner, Cdc48, contributes to mitochondrial protein homeostasis. Mitochondrial targeting of Vms1 is mediated by its conserved mitochondrial targeting domain (MTD), which, in unstressed conditions, is inhibited by intramolecular binding to the Vms1 leucine-rich sequence (LRS). Here, we report a 2.7 Å crystal structure of Vms1 that reveals that the LRS lies in a hydrophobic groove in the autoinhibited MTD. We also demonstrate that the oxidized sterol, ergosterol peroxide, is necessary and sufficient for Vms1 localization to mitochondria, through binding the MTD in an interaction that is competitive with binding to the LRS...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149287/genomic-and-epigenomic-immunity-in-common-bean-the-unusual-features-of-nb-lrr-gene-family
#2
Manon M S Richard, Ariane Gratias, Vincent Thareau, Kyung Do Kim, Sandrine Balzergue, Johann Joets, Scott A Jackson, Valérie Geffroy
In plants, a key class of genes comprising most of disease resistance (R) genes encodes Nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NL) proteins. Access to common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) genome sequence provides unparalleled insight into the organization and evolution of this large gene family (∼400 NL) in this important crop. As observed in other plant species, most common bean NL are organized in cluster of genes. However, a particularity of common bean is that these clusters are often located in subtelomeric regions close to terminal knobs containing the satellite DNA khipu...
November 15, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149207/evolution-of-the-metabolome-in-response-to-selection-for-increased-immunity-in-populations-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#3
Navdeep Gogna, Rakesh Sharma, Vanika Gupta, Kavita Dorai, N G Prasad
We used NMR-based metabolomics to test two hypotheses-(i) there will be evolved differences in the metabolome of selected and control populations even under un-infected conditions and (ii) post infection, the metabolomes of the selected and control populations will respond differently. We selected replicate populations of Drosophila melanogaster for increased survivorship (I) against a gram-negative pathogen. We subjected the selected (I) and their control populations (S) to three different treatments: (1) infected with heat-killed bacteria (i), (2) sham infected (s), and (3) untreated (u)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149170/vibrio-parahaemolyticus-vtra-is-a-membrane-bound-regulator-and-is-activated-via-oligomerization
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Ryu Okada, Shigeaki Matsuda, Tetsuya Iida
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a Gram-negative pathogen that causes food-borne gastroenteritis. A major virulence determinant of the organism is a type III secretion system (T3SS2) encoded on a pathogenicity island, Vp-PAI. Vp-PAI gene expression is regulated by two transcriptional regulators, VtrA and VtrB, whose N-terminal regions share homology with an OmpR-family DNA-binding domain. VtrA activates the gene expression of VtrB, which in turn activates Vp-PAI gene expression; however, the mechanism of this transcriptional activation by VtrA is not well understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148915/the-frequency-of-mutations-in-quinolone-resistance-determining-regions-and-plasmid-mediated-quinolone-resistance-in-shigella-isolates-recovered-from-pediatric-patients-in-tehran-iran-an-overlooked-problem
#5
Sajad Yaghoubi, Reza Ranjbar, Mohammad Mehdi Soltan Dallal, Mohammad Hasan Shirazi, Mohammad Kazem Sharifi-Yazdi
Fluoroquinolone (FQ) resistance in clinical isolates of Shigella species has been increasing reported in recent years. This study was carried out to find the mutations within the quinolone resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) and the prevalence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants among the clinical isolates of Shigella sp. in Tehran, Iran. A total of 50 Shigella isolates were collected from five teaching therapeutic centers in Tehran, Iran and analyzed for antibiotic susceptibility over a period of 20 months from July 2015 to January 2017...
November 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148584/metabolic-effects-of-p-p-dde-on-atlantic-salmon-hepatocytes
#6
Pål A Olsvik, Liv Søfteland
Decades after being banned in many countries, DDT and its metabolites are still considered major environmental hazards. The p,p'-DDE isomer, the DDT metabolite found in highest concentration in aquaculture feeds, is an endocrine disruptor with demonstrated ability to induce epigenetic effects. This study aimed at examining the impact of p,p'-DDE on Atlantic salmon. Primary hepatocytes were exposed to four concentrations of p,p'-DDE (0.1, 1, 10, 100 μm) for 48 hours, and endpoints included cytotoxicity, global DNA methylation, targeted transcription and metabolomics profiling (100 μm)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148280/anti-leucine-rich-glioma-inactivated-1-encephalitis-with-manic-symptoms-as-the-initial-manifestation
#7
Tsung-Han Tu, Yee-Lam E Chan, Ya-Mei Bai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147724/glabrous-cmgl-encodes-a-hd-zip-iv-transcription-factor-playing-roles-in-multicellular-trichome-initiation-in-melon
#8
Huayu Zhu, Xiaofen Sun, Qi Zhang, Pengyao Song, Qianmei Hu, Xiaojing Zhang, Xiang Li, Jianbin Hu, Junsong Pan, Shouru Sun, Yiqun Weng, Luming Yang
Map-based cloning identified CmGL that encodes a HD-ZIP type IV transcription factor that controls multicellular trichome initiation in melon. Trichomes are small hairs covering the aerial parts of plants that originate from the epidermal cells, which can protect plants against the damage by insects and pathogens. The regulatory pathway of unicellular trichomes has been well studied in the model plant Arabidopsis. Little is known about the genetic control and regulation of trichome development in melon (Cucumis melo L...
November 17, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146805/the-structural-basis-of-flagellin-detection-by-naip5-a-strategy-to-limit-pathogen-immune-evasion
#9
Jeannette L Tenthorey, Nicole Haloupek, José Ramón López-Blanco, Patricia Grob, Elise Adamson, Ella Hartenian, Nicholas A Lind, Natasha M Bourgeois, Pablo Chacón, Eva Nogales, Russell E Vance
Robust innate immune detection of rapidly evolving pathogens is critical for host defense. Nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins function as cytosolic innate immune sensors in plants and animals. However, the structural basis for ligand-induced NLR activation has so far remained unknown. NAIP5 (NLR family, apoptosis inhibitory protein 5) binds the bacterial protein flagellin and assembles with NLRC4 to form a multiprotein complex called an inflammasome. Here we report the cryo-electron microscopy structure of the assembled ~1...
November 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146748/stable-isotope-kinetic-study-of-apom-apolipoprotein-m
#10
Mikaël Croyal, Stéphanie Billon-Crossouard, Sophie Goulitquer, Audrey Aguesse, Luis León, Fanta Fall, Maud Chétiveaux, Thomas Moyon, Valentin Blanchard, Khadija Ouguerram, Gilles Lambert, Estelle Nobécourt, Michel Krempf
OBJECTIVE: ApoM (apolipoprotein M) binds primarily to high-density lipoprotein before to be exchanged with apoB (apolipoprotein B)-containing lipoproteins. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-mediated clearance of apoB-containing particles could influence plasma apoM kinetics and decrease its antiatherogenic properties. In humans, we aimed to describe the interaction of apoM kinetics with other components of lipid metabolism to better define its potential benefit on atherosclerosis...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146236/infectious-bursal-disease-virus-protein-vp4-suppresses-type-i-interferon-expression-via-inhibiting-k48-linked-ubiquitylation-of-glucocorticoid-induced-leucine-zipper-gilz
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Zhiyuan He, Xiang Chen, Mengjiao Fu, Jun Tang, Xiaoqi Li, Hong Cao, Yongqiang Wang, Shijun J Zheng
Viruses have developed a variety of methods to evade host immune response. Our previous study showed that infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) inhibited type I interferon production via interaction of VP4 with cellular glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) protein. However, the exact underlying molecular mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we found that IBDV VP4 suppressed GILZ degradation by inhibiting K48-linked ubiquitylation of GILZ. Furthermore, mutation of VP4 (R41G) abolished the inhibitory effect of VP4 on IFN-β expression and GILZ ubiquitylation, indicating that the amino acid 41R of VP4 was required for the suppression of IFN-β expression and GILZ ubiquitylation...
October 28, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145706/expression-of-oestrogen-receptors-gper-esr1-esr2-in-human-ductuli-efferentes-and-proximal-epididymis
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V Rago, F Romeo, F Giordano, R Malivindi, V Pezzi, I Casaburi, A Carpino
Oestrogen targeting in the human genital ducts is still not well-known. In fact, to date, the localization of oestrogen receptors, ESR1 and ESR2, is controversial and the presence of the membrane oestrogen receptor GPER (G protein-coupled oestrogen receptor) is unexplored. This study has investigated the expression of GPER, ESR1, ESR2 in human ductuli efferentes and proximal caput epididymis by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis. Furthermore, the presence of PELP1 (proline-glutamic acid-leucine-rich protein 1), a co-regulator of the oestrogen receptors, was also evaluated...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144837/evolution-of-alternative-adaptive-immune-systems-in-vertebrates
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Thomas Boehm, Masayuki Hirano, Stephen J Holland, Sabyasachi Das, Michael Schorpp, Max D Cooper
Adaptive immunity in jawless fishes is based on antigen recognition by three types of variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs) composed of variable leucinerich repeats, which are differentially expressed by two T-like lymphocyte lineages and one B-like lymphocyte lineage. The T-like cells express either VLRAs or VLRCs of yet undefined antigen specificity, whereas the VLRB antibodies secreted by B-like cells bind proteinaceous and carbohydrate antigens. The incomplete VLR germline genes are assembled into functional units by a gene conversion-like mechanism that employs flanking variable leucine-rich repeat sequences as templates in association with lineage-specific expression of cytidine deaminases...
November 16, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144590/metabolic-profiling-of-normal-hepatocyte-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-1-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Yang Chen, Zhong Chen, Jiang-Hua Feng, Yun-Bin Chen, Nai-Shun Liao, Ying Su, Chang-Yan Zou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes death mainly by disseminated metastasis progression from the organ being confined. Different metastatic stages are closely related to cellular metabolic profiles. Normal hepatocyte and HepG2 cell line from low metastatic HCC were studied by NMR-based metabolomic techniques. Multivariate and univariate statistical analyses were utilized to identify characteristic metabolites from cells and cultured media. Elevated levels of acetate, creatine, isoleucine, leucine, and phenylalanine were observed in HepG2 cells, suggesting more active in gathering nutrient components along with altered amino acid metabolisms and enhanced lipid metabolism...
November 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144205/lessons-in-effector-and-nlr-biology-of-plant-microbe-systems
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Aleksandra Białas, Erin K Zess, Juan Carlos De la Concepcion, Marina Franceschetti, Helen G Pennington, Kentaro Yoshida, Jessica L Upson, Emilie Chanclud, Chih-Hang Wu, Thorsten Langner, Abbas Maqbool, Freya A Varden, Lida Derevnina, Khaoula Belhaj, Koki Fujisaki, Hiromasa Saitoh, Ryohei Terauchi, Mark J Banfield, Sophien Kamoun
A diversity of plant-associated organisms secrete effectors-proteins and metabolites that modulate plant physiology to favor host infection and colonization. However, effectors can also activate plant immune receptors, notably nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat region (NLR)-containing proteins, enabling plants to fight off invading organisms. This interplay between effectors, their host targets, and the matching immune receptors is shaped by intricate molecular mechanisms and exceptionally dynamic coevolution...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143452/engineering-improved-variants-of-the-antifungal-peptide-histatin-5-with-reduced-susceptibility-to-candida-albicans-secreted-aspartic-proteases-and-enhanced-antimicrobial-potency
#16
Svetlana P Ikonomova, Parisa Moghaddam-Taaheri, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk, Yan Wang, Amy J Karlsson
Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen and a commensal organism that commonly colonizes mucosal surfaces, including those inside the human mouth. To help control C. albicans, human saliva contains the antifungal peptide histatin 5 (Hst-5), which has strong antifungal activity against C. albicans. However, the pathogen produces secreted aspartic proteases (Saps) that cleave Hst-5 at lysine residues and eliminate its antifungal properties. We designed variants of Hst-5 with its lysine residues substituted with arginine or leucine to evaluate the effect on proteolysis by Saps...
November 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142063/first-person-arijita-ghosh
#17
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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Arijita Ghosh is the first author on "Leucine-rich repeat-containing 8B protein is associated with the endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) leak in HEK293 cells", published in Journal of Cell Science. Arijita is a PhD student in the laboratory of Amal Kanti Bera at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, investigating the role of leucine-rich repeat-containing 8 proteins in cellular calcium homeostasis...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140732/a-rare-form-of-ankyloblepharon-filiforme-adnatum-associated-with-the-hay-wells-syndrome-and-a-c-1709t-c-mutation-on-the-tp63-gene
#18
Michal Koubek, Kristýna Strakošová, Juraj Timkovič, Dagmar Grečmalová, Aneta Orlíková, Hana Burčková, Hana Wiedermannová, Petr Mašek
INTRODUCTION: Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum associated with Hay-Wells syndrome is a rare congenital disease caused by mutations in TP63 gene on the 3q27 chromosome. Here, we report a case of a new-born suffering from this syndrome in whom we detected a mutation c.1709T>C not previously included in the Ensemble database. CASE DESCRIPTION: A girl delivered in the 34th week of gestation from a physiological pregnancy was born with extensive burn-like skin defects, ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum, palate cleft, onychodystrophy of all limbs and syndactyly of toes...
November 15, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140513/amino-acid-and-fatty-acid-levels-affect-hepatic-phosphorus-metabolite-content-in-metabolically-healthy-humans
#19
Sabine Kahl, Bettina Nowotny, Klaus Straßburger, Alessandra Bierwagen, Birgit Klüppelholz, Barbara Hoffmann, Guido Giani, Peter J Nowotny, Franziska Wallscheid, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Giovanni Pacini, Jong-Hee Hwang, Michael Roden
Objective: Hepatic energy metabolism negatively relates to insulin resistance and liver fat content in type 2 diabetes patients, but its role in metabolically healthy humans is unclear. We hypothesized that intrahepatocellular γ-adenosine triphosphate (γATP) and inorganic phosphate (Pi) concentrations exhibit similar associations with insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic non-obese volunteers. Research Design and methods: A total of 76 participants underwent a 4-point sampling 75-g OGTT as well as in vivo31P/1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140140/the-physiological-mechanisms-of-effect-of-vitamins-and-amino-acids-on-tendon-and-muscle-healing-a-systematic-review
#20
Christopher Tack, Faye Shorthouse, Lindsy Kass
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate current literature via systematic review to ascertain whether amino acids/ vitamins provide any influence on musculotendinous healing, and by which physiological mechanisms Methods: EBSCO, PUBMED, Science Direct, Embase Classic/ Embase, and MEDLINE were searched using terms including "vitamins", "amino acids", "healing", "muscle" and "tendon". The primary search had 479 citations, 466 of which were excluded predominantly due to non-randomised design. Randomised human and animal studies investigating all supplement types/ forms of administration were included...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
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