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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040814/inhibiting-polo-like-kinase-1-plk1-enhances-radiosensitization-via-modulating-dna-repair-proteins-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Da Yao, Peigui Gu, Youyu Wang, Weibin Luo, Huiliang Chi, Jianjun Ge, Youhui Qian
To assure the faithful chromosome segregation, cells make use of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), which can be activated in aneuploidy cancer cells. In this study, the efficacies of inhibiting Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) on the radiosensitization of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells were studied. Clonogenic survival assay was performed to identify the effects of the PLK1 inhibitor on radiosensitivity within NSCLC cells. Mitotic catastrophe assessment was used to measure the cell death and γH2AX foci were utilized to assess the DNA double-strand breaks (DSB)...
October 17, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040764/rif1-promotes-a-repressive-chromatin-state-to-safeguard-against-endogenous-retrovirus-activation
#2
Pishun Li, Li Wang, Brian D Bennett, Jiajia Wang, Jialun Li, Yufeng Qin, Motoki Takaku, Paul A Wade, Jiemin Wong, Guang Hu
Transposable elements, including endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), constitute a large fraction of the mammalian genome. They are transcriptionally silenced during early development to protect genome integrity and aberrant transcription. However, the mechanisms that control their repression are not fully understood. To systematically study ERV repression, we carried out an RNAi screen in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and identified a list of novel regulators. Among them, Rif1 displays the strongest effect...
October 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040713/human-argonaute3-has-slicer-activity
#3
Mi Seul Park, Hong-Duc Phan, Florian Busch, Samantha H Hinckley, James A Brackbill, Vicki H Wysocki, Kotaro Nakanishi
Of the four human Argonaute (AGO) paralogs, only AGO2 has been shown to have slicer activity. The others (AGO1, AGO3 and AGO4) have been thought to assemble with microRNAs to form slicer-independent effector complexes that bind target mRNAs and silence gene expression through translational repression and deadenylation but not cleavage. Here, we report that recombinant AGO3 loaded with miR-20a cleaves complementary target RNAs, whereas AGO3 loaded with let-7a, miR-19b or miR-16 does not, indicating that AGO3 has slicer activity but that this activity depends on the guide RNA...
October 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040648/molecular-basis-for-asymmetry-sensing-of-sirnas-by-the-drosophila-loqs-pd-dcr-2-complex-in-rna-interference
#4
Jan-Niklas Tants, Stephanie Fesser, Thomas Kern, Ralf Stehle, Arie Geerlof, Christoph Wunderlich, Michael Juen, Christoph Hartlmüller, Romy Böttcher, Stefan Kunzelmann, Oliver Lange, Christoph Kreutz, Klaus Förstemann, Michael Sattler
RNA interference defends against RNA viruses and retro-elements within an organism's genome. It is triggered by duplex siRNAs, of which one strand is selected to confer sequence-specificity to the RNA induced silencing complex (RISC). In Drosophila, Dicer-2 (Dcr-2) and the double-stranded RNA binding domain (dsRBD) protein R2D2 form the RISC loading complex (RLC) and select one strand of exogenous siRNAs according to the relative thermodynamic stability of base-pairing at either end. Through genome editing we demonstrate that Loqs-PD, the Drosophila homolog of human TAR RNA binding protein (TRBP) and a paralog of R2D2, forms an alternative RLC with Dcr-2 that is required for strand choice of endogenous siRNAs in S2 cells...
October 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040534/macrophages-escape-klotho-gene-silencing-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-promote-muscle-growth-and-increase-satellite-cell-numbers-through-a-klotho-mediated-pathway
#5
Michelle Wehling-Henricks, Steven S Welc, Guiseppina Samengo, Chiara Rinaldi, Catherine Lindsey, Ying Wang, Jeongyoon Lee, Makoto Kuro-O, James G Tidball
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscle wasting disease in which inflammation influences the severity of pathology. We found that the onset of muscle inflammation in the mdx mouse model of DMD coincides with large increases in expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines [tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα); interferon gamma (IFNγ)] and dramatic reductions of the pro-myogenic protein Klotho in muscle cells and large increases of Klotho in pro-regenerative, CD206+ macrophages. Furthermore, TNFα and IFNγ treatments reduced Klotho in muscle cells and increased Klotho in macrophages...
October 12, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040304/characterization-of-the-zika-virus-induced-small-rna-response-in-aedes-aegypti-cells
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Margus Varjak, Claire L Donald, Timothy J Mottram, Vattipally B Sreenu, Andres Merits, Kevin Maringer, Esther Schnettler, Alain Kohl
RNA interference (RNAi) controls arbovirus infections in mosquitoes. Two different RNAi pathways are involved in antiviral responses: the PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) and exogenous short interfering RNA (exo-siRNA) pathways, which are characterized by the production of virus-derived small RNAs of 25-29 and 21 nucleotides, respectively. The exo-siRNA pathway is considered to be the key mosquito antiviral response mechanism. In Aedes aegypti-derived cells, Zika virus (ZIKV)-specific siRNAs were produced and loaded into the exo-siRNA pathway effector protein Argonaute 2 (Ago2); although the knockdown of Ago2 did not enhance virus replication...
October 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036897/inhibition-of-starvation-triggered-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-arpe-19-cells-by-taurine-through-modulating-the-expression-of-calpain-1-and-calpain-2
#7
Yuanyuan Zhang, Shu Ren, Yuci Liu, Kun Gao, Zheng Liu, Zhou Zhang
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complex disease with multiple initiators and pathways that converge on death for retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. In this study, effects of taurine on calpains, autophagy, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and apoptosis in ARPE-19 cells (a human RPE cell line) were investigated. We first confirmed that autophagy, ER stress and apoptosis in ARPE-19 cells were induced by Earle's balanced salt solution (EBSS) through starvation to induce RPE metabolic stress...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036788/knockdown-of-lncrna-ccat2-inhibits-endometrial-cancer-cells-growth-and-metastasis-via-sponging-mir-216b
#8
Pengmu Xie, Hongying Cao, Ying Li, Jianhua Wang, Zhumei Cui
OBJECTIVE: Colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2), a novel lncRNA has been reported as an oncogene in several cancers. This study was aimed to explore whether CCAT2 also exerted oncogenic roles in endometrial cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of CCAT2 in 30 pairs of endometrial cancer and matched non-cancerous tissues were detected by qRT-PCR. Two endometrial cancer cell lines HEC-1-A and RL95-2 were used throughout this study. CCAT2 in cells was silenced by transfection with shRNA targeted CCAT2, then cell growth and metastasis were assessed by performing trypan blue staining, Transwell assay, and flow cytometry...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036456/role-of-free-dna-ends-and-protospacer-adjacent-motifs-for-crispr-dna-uptake-in-pyrococcus-furiosus
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Masami Shiimori, Sandra C Garrett, Dwain P Chambers, Claiborne V C Glover, Brenton R Graveley, Michael P Terns
To acquire CRISPR-Cas immunity against invasive mobile genetic elements, prokaryotes must first integrate fragments of foreign DNA into their genomic CRISPR arrays for use in future invader silencing. Here, we found that the hyperthermophilic archaeaon, Pyrococcus furiosus, actively incorporates DNA fragments (spacers) from both plasmid (foreign) and host genome (self) sequences into its seven CRISPR loci. The majority of new spacers were derived from DNA immediately downstream from a 5'-CCN-3' protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) that is critical for invader targeting...
September 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036450/crosstalk-between-nitric-oxide-and-mpk1-2-mediates-cold-acclimation-induced-chilling-tolerance-in-tomato
#10
Xiangzhang Lv, Shibei Ge, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Xun Xiang, Zhixin Guo, Jingquan Yu, Yanhong Zhou
The participation of nitric oxide (NO) in the responses of plants towards biotic and abiotic stresses is well established. However, the mechanism involved particularly in cold acclimation-induced chilling tolerance remains elusive. Here we show the cold acclimation induced-chilling tolerance was associated with inductions of nitrate reductase (NR)-dependent NO production, S<iS-nitrosylated glutathione reductase (GSNOR) activity and mitogen-activated protein kinases MPK1/2 activation in tomato plants. Silencing of NR<NRi resulted in decreased GSNOR activity and MPK1/2 activation, which subsequently compromised cold acclimation-induced chilling tolerance...
September 22, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036316/the-role-of-small-rna-based-epigenetic-silencing-for-purifying-selection-on-transposable-elements-in-capsella-grandiflora
#11
Robert Horvath, Tanja Slotte
To avoid negative effects of transposable element (TE) proliferation, plants epigenetically silence TEs using a number of mechanisms, including RNA-directed DNA methylation. These epigenetic modifications can extend outside the boundaries of TE insertions and lead to silencing of nearby genes, resulting in a trade-off between TE silencing and interference with nearby gene regulation. Therefore, purifying selection is expected to remove silenced TE insertions near genes more efficiently and prevent their accumulation within a population...
September 27, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036264/immature-colon-carcinoma-transcript-1-promotes-proliferation-of-gastric-cancer-cells
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Zishu Wang, Gongsheng Jin, Qiong Wu, Rui Wang, Yumei Li
Gastric cancer is the fourth most common malignant tumor and has been considered as one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. The identification of the molecular mechanism during gastric cancer progression is urgently needed, which will help to develop more effective treatment strategies. As a component of the human mitoribosome, immature colon carcinoma transcript-1 (ICT1) might be involved in tumor formation and progression. However, its biological function and the corresponding mechanism in gastric cancer have been poorly characterized...
October 3, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035869/varroa-destructor-induces-changes-in-the-expression-of-immunity-related-genes-during-the-development-of-apis-mellifera-worker-and-drone-broods
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Ewa A Zaobidna, Krystyna Żółtowska, Elżbieta Łopieńska-Biernat
The ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor has emerged as the major pest of honeybees. Despite extensive research efforts, the pathogenesis of varroosis has not been fully explained. Earlier studies suggested that V. destructor infestation leads to the suppression of the host's immune system. The aim of this study was to analyze the immune responses of 14 genes in the Toll signal transduction pathways, including effector genes of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), in developing Apis mellifera workers and drones infested with V...
December 20, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035824/knockdown-of-diaph1-expression-inhibits-migration-and-decreases-the-expression-of-mmp2-and-mmp9-in-human-glioma-cells
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Can Zhang, Lin Wang, Jiaying Chen, Jie Liang, Yaming Xu, Zhe Li, Fuxue Chen, Dongshu Du
As the most common primary central nervous system tumor, glioma is characterized by high levels of mortality and migration. Unclear boundary with normal brain tissue results in poor treatment. The mammalian diaphanous-related formin 1 (Diaph1) which belongs to formin-homology protein family, is a target of RhoA and involved in a number of actin-related biological processes, which abnormally expressed in pathological conditions in a number of tumors. Immunohistochemical analysis showed that Diaph1 was overexpressed in glioma tissues compared with normal human brain tissue...
October 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035390/epigenetic-silencing-of-the-dual-role-signal-mediator-angptl4-in-tumor-tissues-and-its-overexpression-in-the-urothelial-carcinoma-microenvironment
#15
H-Y Hsieh, Y-C Jou, C-L Tung, Y-S Tsai, Y-H Wang, C-L Chi, R-I Lin, S-K Hung, Y-M Chuang, S-F Wu, C Li, C-H Shen, M W Y Chan, C-D Hsu
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) carcinogenesis has been hypothesized to occur through epigenetic repression of tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs). By quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction array, we found that one potential TSG, angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), was expressed at very low levels in all bladder cancer cell lines we examined. Previous studies had demonstrated that ANGPTL4 is highly expressed in some cancers, but downregulated, by DNA methylation, in others. Consequently, owing to these seemingly conflicting functions in distinct cancers, the precise role of ANGPTL4 in the etiology of UC remains unclear...
October 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035389/-mcc-protein-interacts-with-e-cadherin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-strengthening-cell-cell-adhesion-of-hct116-colon-cancer-cells
#16
F A Benthani, D Herrmann, P N Tran, L Pangon, M C Lucas, A H Allam, N Currey, S Al-Sohaily, M Giry-Laterriere, J Warusavitarne, P Timpson, M R J Kohonen-Corish
E-cadherin and β-catenin are key proteins that are essential in the formation of the epithelial cell layer in the colon but their regulatory pathways that are disrupted in cancer metastasis are not completely understood. Mutated in colorectal cancer (MCC) is a tumour suppressor gene that is silenced by promoter methylation in colorectal cancer and particularly in patients with increased lymph node metastasis. Here, we show that MCC methylation is found in 45% of colon and 24% of rectal cancers and is associated with proximal colon, poorly differentiated, circumferential and mucinous tumours as well as increasing T stage and larger tumour size...
October 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034968/genetics-and-evolution-of-mixta-genes-regulating-cotton-lint-fiber-development
#17
Huaitong Wu, Yue Tian, Qun Wan, Lei Fang, Xueying Guan, Jiedan Chen, Yan Hu, Wenxue Ye, Hua Zhang, Wangzhen Guo, Xiaoya Chen, Tianzhen Zhang
Cotton, with cellulose-enriched mature fibers, is the largest source of natural textiles. Through a map-based cloning strategy, we isolated an industrially important lint fiber development gene (Li3 ) that encodes an MYB-MIXTA-like transcription factor (MML) on chromosome D12 (GhMML4_D12). Virus-induced gene silencing or decreasing the expression of the GhMML4_D12 gene in n2 NSM plants resulted in a significant reduction in epidermal cell prominence and lint fiber production. GhMML4_D12 is arranged in tandem with GhMML3, another MIXTA gene responsible for fuzz fiber development...
October 16, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034957/a-root-knot-nematode-small-glycine-and-cysteine-rich-secreted-effector-misgcr1-is-involved-in-plant-parasitism
#18
Chinh-Nghia Nguyen, Laetitia Perfus-Barbeoch, Michaël Quentin, Jianlong Zhao, Marc Magliano, Nathalie Marteu, Martine Da Rocha, Nicolas Nottet, Pierre Abad, Bruno Favery
Root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp., are obligate endoparasites that maintain a biotrophic relationship with their hosts. They infect roots as microscopic vermiform second-stage juveniles, and establish specialized feeding structures called 'giant-cells', from which they withdraw water and nutrients. The nematode effector proteins secreted in planta are key elements in the molecular dialogue of parasitism. Here, we compared Illumina RNA-seq transcriptomes for M. incognita obtained at various points in the lifecycle, and identified 31 genes more strongly expressed in parasitic stages than in preparasitic juveniles...
October 16, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034396/defined-ph-sensitive-nanogels-as-gene-delivery-platform-for-sirna-mediated-in-vitro-gene-silencing
#19
Mathias Dimde, Falko Neumann, Felix Reisbeck, Svenja Ehrmann, Jose Luis Cuellar-Camacho, Dirk Steinhilber, Nan Ma, Rainer Haag
In the present study, a pH sensitive nanogel platform for gene delivery was developed. The cationic nanogels based on dendritic polyglycerol (dPG) and low molecular weight polyethylenimine units were able to encapsulate siRNA during the manufacturing process. The thiol-Michael nanoprecipitation method, which operates under mild conditions and did not require any catalyst or surfactant, was used to develop tailor-made nanogels in the sub-100 nm range. The incorporation of pH sensitive benzacetal-bonds inside the nanogel network enables the controlled intracellular release of the cargo...
October 16, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034217/evolution-of-salmonella-host-cell-interactions-through-a-dynamic-bacterial-genome
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Bushra Ilyas, Caressa N Tsai, Brian K Coombes
Salmonella Typhimurium has a broad arsenal of genes that are tightly regulated and coordinated to facilitate adaptation to the various host environments it colonizes. The genome of Salmonella Typhimurium has undergone multiple gene acquisition events and has accrued changes in non-coding DNA that have undergone selection by regulatory evolution. Together, at least 17 horizontally acquired pathogenicity islands (SPIs), prophage-associated genes, and changes in core genome regulation contribute to the virulence program of Salmonella...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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