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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642964/metastasis-of-breast-cancer-cells-to-the-bone-lung-and-lymph-nodes-promotes-resistance-to-ionizing-radiation
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Takamitsu Hara, Manabu Iwadate, Kazunoshin Tachibana, Satoshi Waguri, Seiichi Takenoshita, Nobuyuki Hamada
BACKGROUND: Metastasis represents the leading cause of breast cancer deaths, necessitating strategies for its treatment. Although radiotherapy is employed for both primary and metastatic breast cancers, the difference in their ionizing radiation response remains incompletely understood. This study is the first to compare the radioresponse of a breast cancer cell line with its metastatic variants and report that such metastatic variants are more radioresistant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A luciferase expressing cell line was established from human basal-like breast adenocarcinoma MDA-MB-231 and underwent in vivo selections, whereby a cycle of inoculations into the left cardiac ventricle or the mammary fat pad of athymic nude mice, isolation of metastases to the bone, lung and lymph nodes visualized with bioluminescence imaging, and expansion of obtained cells was repeated twice or three times...
June 22, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642154/a-boosting-skin-vaccination-with-dissolving-microneedle-patch-encapsulating-m2e-vaccine-broadens-the-protective-efficacy-of-conventional-influenza-vaccines
#2
Wandi Zhu, Winston Pewin, Chao Wang, Yuan Luo, Gilbert X Gonzalez, Teena Mohan, Mark R Prausnitz, Bao-Zhong Wang
The biodegradable microneedle patch (MNP) is a novel technology for vaccine delivery that could improve the immunogenicity of vaccines. To broaden the protective efficiency of conventional influenza vaccines, a new 4M2e-tFliC fusion protein construct containing M2e sequences from different subtypes was generated. Purified fusion protein was encapsulated into MNPs with a biocompatible polymer for use as a boosting vaccine. The results demonstrated that mice receiving a conventional inactivated vaccine followed by a skin-applied dissolving 4M2e-tFliC MNP boost could better maintain the humoral antibody response than that by the conventional vaccine-prime alone...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638059/cis-regulatory-evolution-in-prokaryotes-revealed-by-interspecific-archaeal-hybrids
#3
Carlo G Artieri, Adit Naor, Israela Turgeman-Grott, Yiqi Zhou, Ryan York, Uri Gophna, Hunter B Fraser
The study of allele-specific expression (ASE) in interspecific hybrids has played a central role in our understanding of a wide range of phenomena, including genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, and cis-regulatory evolution. However across the hundreds of studies of hybrid ASE, all have been restricted to sexually reproducing eukaryotes, leaving a major gap in our understanding of the genomic patterns of cis-regulatory evolution in prokaryotes. Here we introduce a method to generate stable hybrids between two species of halophilic archaea, and measure genome-wide ASE in these hybrids with RNA-seq...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633015/haploidy-in-humans-an-evolutionary-and-developmental-perspective
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REVIEW
Ido Sagi, Nissim Benvenisty
Although haploidy has not been observed in vertebrates, its natural occurrence in various eukaryotic species that had diverged from diploid ancestors suggests that there is an innate capacity for an organism to regain haploidy and that haploidy may confer evolutionary benefits. Haploid embryonic stem cells have been experimentally generated from mouse, rat, monkey, and humans. Haploidy results in major differences in cell size and gene expression levels while also affecting parental imprinting, X chromosome inactivation, and mitochondrial metabolism genes...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631170/development-of-a-peptide-elisa-to-discriminate-vaccine-induced-immunity-from-natural-infection-of-hepatitis-a-virus-in-a-phase-iv-study
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C Ye, J Luo, X Wang, J Xi, Y Pan, J Chen, X Yang, G Li, Q Sun, J Yang
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a highly infectious agent that causes acute liver disease. The infection can trigger the production of antibodies against the structural and non-structural proteins of HAV. Nonetheless, vaccination with an HAV vaccine leads to the production of a primary antibody against the structural proteins. Because the non-structural proteins are only produced during active virus replication, there is no or very little antibody production against the non-structural proteins. However, the current commercial immunoassay cannot distinguish between antibodies produced during natural infection and those from vaccination against HAV...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630649/a-complete-duplication-of-x-chromosome-resulting-in-a-tricentric-isochromosome-originated-by-centromere-repositioning
#6
N Villa, D Conconi, D Gambel Benussi, G Tornese, F Crosti, E Sala, L Dalprà, V Pecile
BACKGROUND: Neocentromeres are rare and considered chromosomal aberrations, because a non-centromeric region evolves in an active centromere by mutation. The literature reported several structural anomalies of X chromosome and they influence the female reproductive capacity or are associated to Turner syndrome in the presence of monosomy X cell line. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of chromosome X complex rearrangement found in a prenatal diagnosis. The fetal karyotype showed a mosaicism with a 45,X cell line and a 46 chromosomes second line with a big marker, instead of a sex chromosome...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626639/a-non-mosaic-porcn-mutation-in-a-male-with-severe-congenital-anomalies-overlapping-focal-dermal-hypoplasia
#7
Simran Madan, Wei Liu, James T Lu, V Reid Sutton, Bryant Toth, Priscilla Joe, John R Waterson, Richard A Gibbs, Ignatia B Van den Veyver, Edward J Lammer, Philippe M Campeau, Brendan H Lee
Mutations in the PORCN gene cause the X-linked dominant condition focal dermal hypoplasia (FDH). Features of FDH include striated pigmentation of the skin, ocular and skeletal malformations. FDH is generally associated with in utero lethality in non-mosaic males and most of the currently reported male patients show mosaicism due to de novo post-zygotic mutations in the PORCN gene. There is only one previous report of a surviving male with an inherited mutation in the PORCN gene. Here, we report two male siblings with multiple malformations including skeletal, ocular and renal defects overlapping with FDH...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626634/an-unusual-late-onset-of-pulmonary-alveolar-microlithiasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Alexandros Stamatopoulos, Davide Patrini, Sofoklis Mitsos, Reena Khiroya, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is an uncommon genetic disorder associated with alveolar cell injury. This injury is caused in most cases by inactivating mutations in SLC34A2 gene, which is responsible for the production of a sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporter. The dysfunction or deficiency of this transporter leads to the aggregation of local phosphate intra-alveolarly and formation of microliths. Most of the patients are asymptomatic at the time of the diagnosis but as the disease progress it leads to fatal respiratory or cardiac failure...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626026/protein-kinase-c%C3%AE-activates-fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-protein-by-influencing-its-ubiquitin-proteasome-degradation
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Haoran Tai, Xiaobo Wang, Jiao Zhou, Xiaojuan Han, Tingting Fang, Hui Gong, Ning Huang, Honghan Chen, Jianqiong Qin, Ming Yang, Xiawei Wei, Li Yang, Hengyi Xiao
PKCβ is a serine-threonine kinase associated with obesity and diabetic complications; its activation contributes to weight gain, and deletion of its gene results in resistance to genetic- and diet-induced obesity. Fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) protein is a recently identified RNA demethylase, and its overexpression in mice leads to increased body weight as well as fat mass. Although sharing some features in anabolism regulation, PKCβ and FTO have not been investigated together; therefore, their relationship has not been established...
June 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626024/intersectin-2-controls-actin-cap-formation-and-meiotic-division-in-mouse-oocytes-through-the-cdc42-pathway
#10
Jiaqi Zhang, Rujun Ma, Ling Li, Lina Wang, Xiaojing Hou, Longsen Han, Juan Ge, Mo Li, Qiang Wang
Intersectins (ITSNs), an evolutionarily conserved adaptor protein family, have been implicated in multiple biologic processes; however, their functions in mammalian oocytes have not been addressed. Here, we report delayed meiotic resumption and defective cytokinesis upon specific depletion of ITSN2 in mouse oocytes. In particular, abnormal spindle, misaligned chromosomes, and loss of cortical actin cap are readily observed in ITSN2-depleted oocytes. Similarly, a small molecule that targets the Cdc42-ITSN interaction also disrupts oocyte maturation and actin polymerization...
June 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623283/dosage-compensation-in-the-process-of-inactivation-reactivation-during-both-germ-cell-development-and-early-embryogenesis-in-mouse
#11
Xiaoyong Li, Zhiqiang Hu, Xuelin Yu, Chen Zhang, Binbin Ma, Lin He, Chaochun Wei, Ji Wu
Ohno proposed that dosage compensation in mammals evolved as a two-step mechanism involving X-inactivation and X-upregulation. While X-inactivation is well characterized, it remains to further analysis whether upregulation of the single activated X chromosome in mammals occurs. We obtained RNA-seq data, including single-cell RNA-seq data, from cells undergoing inactivation/reactivation in both germ cell development and early embryogenesis stages in mouse and calculated the X: A ratio from the gene expression...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621425/epigenetic-mechanism-of-fmr1-inactivation-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Merav Hecht, Amalia Tabib, Tamar Kahan, Shari Orlanski, Michal Gropp, Yuval Tabach, Ofra Yanuka, Nissim Benvenisty, Ilana Keshet, Howard Cedar
Fragile X syndrome is the most frequent cause of inherited intellectual disability. The primary molecular defect in this disease is the expansion of a CGG repeat in the 5' region of the fragile X mental retardation1 (FMR1) gene, leading to de novo methylation of the promoter and inactivation of this otherwise normal gene, but little is known about how these epigenetic changes occur during development. In order to gain insight into the nature of this process, we have used cell fusion technology to recapitulate the events that occur during early embryogenesis...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619887/comment-on-xist-recruits-the-x-chromosome-to-the-nuclear-lamina-to-enable-chromosome-wide-silencing
#13
Chen-Yu Wang, John E Froberg, Roy Blum, Yesu Jeon, Jeannie T Lee
Chen et al (Reports, 28 October 2016, p. 468) proposed that an interaction between Xist RNA and Lamin B receptor (LBR) is necessary and sufficient for Xist spreading during X-chromosome inactivation. We reanalyzed their data and found that reported genotypes of mutants are not supported by the sequencing data. These inconsistencies preclude assessment of the role of LBR in Xist spreading.
June 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619249/metabolism-of-sex-steroids-is-influenced-by-acquired-adiposity-a-study-of-young-adult-male-monozygotic-twin-pairs
#14
Veera Vihma, Jussi Naukkarinen, Ursula Turpeinen, Esa Hämäläinen, Jaakko Kaprio, Aila Rissanen, Sini Heinonen, Antti Hakkarainen, Jesper Lundbom, Nina Lundbom, Tomi S Mikkola, Matti J Tikkanen, Kirsi H Pietiläinen
Obesity and ageing are associated with lower serum testosterone levels in men. How fat distribution or adipose tissue metabolism, independent of genetic factors and age, are related to sex steroid metabolism is less clear. We studied the associations between adiposity and serum sex hormone concentrations, and mRNA expression of genes regulating sex hormone metabolism in adipose tissue in young adult male monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs. The subjects [n=18 pairs; mean age, 32 years; individual body mass indexes (BMIs) 22-36kg/m(2)] included 9 male MZ twin pairs discordant for BMI [intra-pair difference (Δ) in BMI ≥3kg/m(2)]...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614581/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-characterization-of-north-american-patients-with-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-and-x-linked-protoporphyria
#15
Manisha Balwani, Hetanshi Naik, Karl E Anderson, D Montgomery Bissell, Joseph Bloomer, Herbert L Bonkovsky, John D Phillips, Jessica R Overbey, Bruce Wang, Ashwani K Singal, Lawrence U Liu, Robert J Desnick
Importance: Autosomal recessive erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) and X-linked protoporphyria (XLP) are rare photodermatoses presenting with variable degrees of painful phototoxicity that markedly affects quality of life. The clinical variability, determinants of severity, and genotype/phenotype correlations of these diseases are not well characterized. Objective: To describe the baseline clinical characteristics, genotypes, and determinants of disease severity in a large patient cohort with EPP or XLP...
June 14, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611179/papers-of-note-in-science356-6342
#16
Annalisa M VanHook
This week's articles explore the structural basis for nitrate sensing in bacteria, the importance of attenuating healing responses to reduce fibrosis and allergy, and the recruitment of chromatin silencing factors in X chromosome inactivation.
June 13, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604696/a-front-face-sni-synthase-engineered-from-a-retaining-double-sn2-hydrolase
#17
Javier Iglesias-Fernández, Susan M Hancock, Seung Seo Lee, Maola Khan, Jo Kirkpatrick, Neil J Oldham, Katherine McAuley, Anthony Fordham-Skelton, Carme Rovira, Benjamin G Davis
SNi-like mechanisms, which involve front-face leaving group departure and nucleophile approach, have been observed experimentally and computationally in chemical and enzymatic substitution at α-glycosyl electrophiles. Since SNi-like, SN1 and SN2 substitution pathways can be energetically comparable, engineered switching could be feasible. Here, engineering of Sulfolobus solfataricus β-glycosidase, which originally catalyzed double SN2 substitution, changed its mode to SNi-like. Destruction of the first SN2 nucleophile through E387Y mutation created a β-stereoselective catalyst for glycoside synthesis from activated substrates, despite lacking a nucleophile...
June 12, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599423/induction-of-cathepsin-b-by-the-cxcr3-chemokines-cxcl9-and-cxcl10-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Holger Bronger, Anne Karge, Tobias Dreyer, Daniela Zech, Sara Kraeft, Stefanie Avril, Marion Kiechle, Manfred Schmitt
Cathepsin B (CTSB) is a lysosomal cysteine protease that has been linked to the progression of breast cancer, for example by activation of other proteases and tumor-promoting cytokines, thereby supporting tumor invasion and metastasis. Previously, it was shown that CTSB cleaves and inactivates C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 3 (CXCR3) chemokines. As CXCR3 ligands have been demonstrated to induce proteases in cancer cells, the present study hypothesized that they may also affect CTSB in breast cancer cells. The results demonstrated that the human breast cancer tumor cell lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 express the CXCR3 splice variants A and B and CTSB...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596365/pcgf3-5-prc1-initiates-polycomb-recruitment-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
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Mafalda Almeida, Greta Pintacuda, Osamu Masui, Yoko Koseki, Michal Gdula, Andrea Cerase, David Brown, Arne Mould, Cassandravictoria Innocent, Manabu Nakayama, Lothar Schermelleh, Tatyana B Nesterova, Haruhiko Koseki, Neil Brockdorff
Recruitment of the Polycomb repressive complexes PRC1 and PRC2 by Xist RNA is an important paradigm for chromatin regulation by long noncoding RNAs. Here, we show that the noncanonical Polycomb group RING finger 3/5 (PCGF3/5)-PRC1 complex initiates recruitment of both PRC1 and PRC2 in response to Xist RNA expression. PCGF3/5-PRC1-mediated ubiquitylation of histone H2A signals recruitment of other noncanonical PRC1 complexes and of PRC2, the latter leading to deposition of histone H3 lysine 27 methylation chromosome-wide...
June 9, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596344/polycomb-steps-to-inactivate-x
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Beverly A Purnell
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June 9, 2017: Science
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