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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106766/the-anti-oxidant-defense-system-of-the-marine-polar-ciliate-euplotes-nobilii-characterization-of-the-msrb-gene-family
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Francesca Ricci, Federico M Lauro, Joseph J Grzymski, Robert Read, Rigers Bakiu, Gianfranco Santovito, Pierangelo Luporini, Adriana Vallesi
Organisms living in polar waters must cope with an extremely stressful environment dominated by freezing temperatures, high oxygen concentrations and UV radiation. To shed light on the genetic mechanisms on which the polar marine ciliate, Euplotes nobilii, relies to effectively cope with the oxidative stress, attention was focused on methionine sulfoxide reductases which repair proteins with oxidized methionines. A family of four structurally distinct MsrB genes, encoding enzymes specific for the reduction of the methionine-sulfoxide R-forms, were identified from a draft of the E...
January 18, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105525/characterization-of-the-cell-polarity-gene-crumbs-during-the-early-development-and-maintenance-of-the-squid-vibrio-light-organ-symbiosis
#2
Suzanne M Peyer, Elizabeth A C Heath-Heckman, Margaret J McFall-Ngai
The protein Crumbs is a determinant of apical-basal cell polarity and plays a role in apoptosis of epithelial cells and their protection against photodamage. Using the squid-vibrio system, a model for development of symbiotic partnerships, we examined the modulation of the crumbs gene in host epithelial tissues during initiation and maintenance of the association. The extracellular luminous symbiont Vibrio fischeri colonizes the apical surfaces of polarized epithelia in deep crypts of the Euprymna scolopes light organ...
January 20, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104713/multimerization-properties-of-piggymac-a-domesticated-piggybac-transposase-involved-in-programmed-genome-rearrangements
#3
Emeline Dubois, Nathalie Mathy, Vinciane Régnier, Julien Bischerour, Céline Baudry, Raphaëlle Trouslard, Mireille Bétermier
During sexual processes, the ciliate Paramecium eliminates 25-30% of germline DNA from its somatic genome. DNA elimination includes excision of ∼45 000 short, single-copy internal eliminated sequences (IESs) and depends upon PiggyMac (Pgm), a domesticated piggyBac transposase that is essential for DNA cleavage at IES ends. Pgm carries a core transposase region with a putative catalytic domain containing three conserved aspartic acids, and a downstream cysteine-rich (CR) domain. A C-terminal extension of unknown function is predicted to adopt a coiled-coil (CC) structure...
January 18, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104025/-pathological-diagnosis-and-differential-diagnosis-for-primary-pulmonary-mucinous-epithelial-tumors
#4
Z Wang, E H Wang, D G Liu
The cell origin of primary pulmonary mucinous epithelial tumors includes goblet cells, tracheobronchial mucous glands, the mucous cell metaplasia of ciliated and Clara cells, etc.There are benign, low-grade malignant potential and malignant tumors in this category. The benign tumors encompass mucous gland adenoma and mucinous cystadenoma. Ciliated muconodular papillary tumors are thought to be of low grade malignant potential or uncertain malignant potential neoplasm, while colloid adenocarcinoma and mucinous adenocarcinoma are malignant tumors...
January 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102357/a-single-identified-glomerulus-in-the-zebrafish-olfactory-bulb-carries-the-high-affinity-response-to-death-associated-odor-cadaverine
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Milan Dieris, Gaurav Ahuja, Venkatesh Krishna, Sigrun I Korsching
The death-associated odor cadaverine, generated by bacteria-mediated decarboxylation of lysine, has been described as the principal activator of a particular olfactory receptor in zebrafish, TAAR13c. Low concentrations of cadaverine activated mainly TAAR13c-expressing olfactory sensory neurons, suggesting TAAR13c as an important element of the neuronal processing pathway linking cadaverine stimulation to a strongly aversive innate behavioral response. Here, we characterized the initial steps of this neuronal pathway...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100643/fluid-shear-stress-increases-transepithelial-transport-of-ca2-in-ciliated-distal-convoluted-and-connecting-tubule-cells
#6
Sami G Mohammed, Francisco J Arjona, Femke Latta, René J M Bindels, Ronald Roepman, Joost G J Hoenderop
In kidney, transcellular transport of Ca(2+) is mediated by transient receptor potential vanilloid 5 and Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger 1 proteins in distal convoluted and connecting tubules (DCT and CNT, respectively). It is not yet understood how DCT/CNT cells can adapt to differences in tubular flow rate and, consequently, Ca(2+) load. This study aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which DCT/CNT cells sense fluid dynamics to control transepithelial Ca(2+) reabsorption and whether their primary cilia play an active role in this process...
January 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100637/a-zip3-like-protein-plays-a-role-in-crossover-formation-in-the-sc-less-meiosis-of-the-protist-tetrahymena
#7
Anura Shodhan, Kensuke Kataoka, Kazufumi Mochizuki, Maria Novatchkova, Josef Loidl
When programmed meiotic DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) undergo recombinational repair, genetic crossovers (COs) may be formed. A certain level of these are required for the faithful segregation of chromosomes, but the majority of DSBs are processed toward a safer alternative, namely non-crossovers (NCOs), via non-reciprocal DNA exchange. At the crossroads between these two DSB fates are the Msh4-Msh5 (MutSγ) complex, which stabilizes CO-destined recombination intermediates, and members of the Zip3/RNF212 family of RING finger proteins, which in turn stabilize MutSγ...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098883/developmental-expression-of-toll%C3%A2-like-receptors-in-the-guinea-pig-lung
#8
Lingjie Ma, Jiali Yang, Li Yang, Juan Shi, Jing Xue, Yong Li, Xiaoming Liu
The guinea pig is a useful model for investigating infectious and non‑infectious lung diseases due to the sensitivity of its respiratory system and susceptibility to infectious agents. Toll‑like receptors (TLRs) are important components of the innate immune response and are critical for lung immune function. In the present study, the differentiation of epithelial cells in the guinea pig lung was examined during gestation by studying anatomic morphology and the major epithelial cell types using cell type‑specific markers...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097642/adrenal-cyst-with-both-m%C3%A3-llerian-and-mesothelial-differentiation-a-clinicopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study-with-implications-for-histogenesis
#9
Łukasz Koperski, Benedykt Szczepankiewicz, Paweł Pihowicz, Łukasz Fus, Ewa Wolińska, Barbara Górnicka
True epithelial-lined cysts are rare forms of adrenal cystic lesions, the pathogenesis of which is still not fully understood. In this report we present a case of an adrenal cyst diagnosed incidentally on imaging in a 31-year-old, previously healthy, obese woman. Due to non-specific hormonal disorders and enlargement of the lesion, a right-sided laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed. The cyst was lined predominantly by ciliated cuboidal-to-columnar, Müllerian-type epithelium, and focally by flat-to-cuboidal, mesothelium-like lining...
January 18, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095645/what-we-can-learn-from-a-tadpole-about-ciliopathies-and-airway-diseases-using-systems-biology-in-xenopus-to-study-cilia-and-mucociliary-epithelia
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REVIEW
Peter Walentek, Ian K Quigley
Over the past years, the Xenopus embryo has emerged as an incredibly useful model organism for studying the formation and function of cilia and ciliated epithelia in vivo. This has led to a variety of findings elucidating the molecular mechanisms of ciliated cell specification, basal body biogenesis, cilia assembly and ciliary motility. These findings also revealed the deep functional conservation of signaling, transcriptional, post-transcriptional and protein networks employed in the formation and function of vertebrate ciliated cells...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093881/a-case-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-alk-positive-ciliated-muconodular-papillary-tumor-cmpt-of-the-lung
#11
Ryo Taguchi, Kayoko Higuchi, Motohiro Sudo, Kenji Misawa, Takashi Miyamoto, Osamu Mishima, Morihisa Kitano, Koji Azuhata, Nobuo Ito
Ciliated muconodular papillary tumor (CMPT) is a rare papillary tumor that arises in the peripheral lung fields and is associated with the proliferation of ciliate d and goblet cells and increased mucin production. We report a case of CMPT involving the rearrangement of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene. The patient was an 84-year-old Japanese female who had exhibited a small nodular shadow on chest computed tomography during a regular checkup 10 years ago. She underwent a partial resection of segment S10 of the right lung...
January 17, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089552/plankton-resting-stages-in-recent-sediments-of-haifa-port-israel-eastern-mediterranean-distribution-viability-and-potential-environmental-consequences
#12
Fernando Rubino, Manuela Belmonte, Bella S Galil
Resting stages of plankton were sampled in the surficial sediments in the port of Haifa, Israel, on the eve of a major port enlargement project. We recorded the structure of the assemblages and examined their relationship with different environments within the port. Our findings reveal a remarkably high diversity coupled with low density and the highest number of oligotrich ciliate cyst types recorded from marine sediments. Near the eutrophic and highly polluted zone of the Kishon estuary ciliates were more abundant than elsewhere in the port, whereas dinoflagellates' abundance was reduced, and these trends held true both for full and empty cysts...
January 12, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087716/the-piggybac-transposon-derived-genes-tpb1-and-tpb6-mediate-essential-transposon-like-excision-during-the-developmental-rearrangement-of-key-genes-in-tetrahymena-thermophila
#13
Chao-Yin Cheng, Janet M Young, Chih-Yi Gabriela Lin, Ju-Lan Chao, Harmit S Malik, Meng-Chao Yao
Ciliated protozoans perform extreme forms of programmed somatic DNA rearrangement during development. The model ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila removes 34% of its germline micronuclear genome from somatic macronuclei by excising thousands of internal eliminated sequences (IESs), a process that shares features with transposon excision. Indeed, piggyBac transposon-derived genes are necessary for genome-wide IES excision in both Tetrahymena (TPB2 [Tetrahymena piggyBac-like 2] and LIA5) and Paramecium tetraurelia (PiggyMac)...
December 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074287/responses-triggered-in-chloroplast-of-chlorella-variabilis-nc64a-by-long-term-association-with-paramecium-bursaria
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Ekaterina Minaeva, Elena Ermilova
The unicellular green alga Chlorella variabilis NC64A is an endosymbiont of the ciliate Paramecium bursaria. The host's control, including the transfer of biochemical substrates from P. bursaria to C. variabilis, is involved in symbiotic relationships. C. variabilis NC64A that had been re-infected to P. bursaria for more than 1 year and isolated from the host showed higher chlorophyll levels compared to those in free-living cells. Unlike the host, the expression of C. variabilis NC64A heat shock 70 kDa protein was independent of establishment of endosymbiosis...
January 11, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073549/mass-entrapment-and-lysis-of-mesodinium-rubrum-cells-in-mucus-threads-observed-in-cultures-with-dinophysis
#15
K Ojamäe, P J Hansen, I Lips
The entrapment and death of the ciliate Mesodinium rubrum in the mucus threads in cultures with Dinophysis is described and quantified. Feeding experiments with different concentrations and predator-prey ratios of Dinophysis acuta, Dinophysis acuminata and M. rubrum to study the motility loss and aggregate formation of the ciliates and the feeding behaviour of Dinophysis were carried out. In cultures of either Dinophysis species, the ciliates became entrapped in the mucus, which led to the formation of immobile aggregates of M...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073546/killing-potential-protist-predators-as-a-survival-strategy-of-the-newly-described-dinoflagellate-alexandrium-pohangense
#16
Ji Hye Kim, Hae Jin Jeong, An Suk Lim, Jung Rae Rho, Sang Bum Lee
Blooms caused by some species belonging to the dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium are known to cause large-scale mortality of fish. Thus, the dynamics of these species is important and of concern to scientists, officials, and people in the aquaculture industry. To understand the dynamics of such species, their growth and mortality due to predation need to be assessed. The newly described dinoflagellate Alexandrium pohangense is known to grow slowly, with a maximum autotrophic growth rate of 0.1d(-1). Thus, it may not form bloom patches if its mortality due to predation is high...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073509/harmful-effects-of-dinophysis-to-the-ciliate-mesodinium-rubrum-implications-for-prey-capture
#17
Luiz L Mafra, Satoshi Nagai, Hajime Uchida, Camila P S Tavares, Bruno P Escobar, Toshiyuki Suzuki
Toxigenic Dinophysis spp. are obligate mixotrophic dinoflagellates that require a constant supply of prey-Mesodinium rubrum-to achieve long-term growth by means of kleptoplasty. Mesodinium rubrum is, however, a fast moving, jumping ciliate exhibiting an effective escape response from suspensivorous predators. In the present study, a series of laboratory experiments evaluating the motility and survival of M. rubrum in the presence of Dinophysis cells and/or substances contained in their culture medium was designed, in order to assess the mechanisms involved in prey capture by Dinophysis spp...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073503/the-fate-of-cryptophyte-cell-organelles-in-the-ciliate-mesodinium-cf-rubrum-subjected-to-starvation
#18
Seung Won Nam, Jong Woo Park, Wonho Yih, Myung Gil Park, Woongghi Shin
Mesodinium rubrum Lohmann is a mixotrophic ciliate and one of the best studied species exhibiting acquired phototrophy. To investigate the fate of cryptophyte organelles in the ciliate subjected to starvation, we conducted ultrastructural studies of a Korean strain of M. cf. rubrum during a 10 week starvation experiments. Ingested cells of the cryptophyte Teleaulax amphioxeia were first enveloped by ciliate membrane, and then prey organelles, including ejectisomes, flagella, basal bodies and flagellar roots, were digested...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073486/indication-of-spatial-variations-in-annual-cycles-of-functional-groups-of-planktonic-ciliates-to-environmental-change-in-marine-ecosystems
#19
Henglong Xu, Yong Jiang, Guangjian Xu, Alan Warren
The indication of spatial variations in annual cycles of functional groups of planktonic ciliates to environmental changes was studied in a bay, northern Yellow Sea. Samples were biweekly collected at five stations with different hydrographic conditions during a 1-year cycle. The second-stage-matrix-based multivariate approach was used to summarize the internal interactions of the ciliate functional groups among five stations during a 1-year period. The functional groups of the ciliates represented a clear spatial variation in annual cycle among five stations...
January 7, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073468/cryptophyte-gene-regulation-in-the-kleptoplastidic-karyokleptic-ciliate-mesodinium-rubrum
#20
Gwang Hoon Kim, Ji Hee Han, Bora Kim, Jong Won Han, Seung Won Nam, Woongghi Shin, Jong Woo Park, Wonho Yih
Photosynthesis in the ciliate Mesodinium rubrum is achieved using a consortium of cryptophyte algal organelles enclosed in its specialized vacuole. A time-series microarray analysis was conducted on the photosynthetic ciliate using an oligochip containing 15,654 primers designed from EST data of the cryptophyte prey, Teleaulax amphioxeia. The cryptophycean nuclei were transcriptionally active over 13 weeks and approximately 13.5% of transcripts in the ciliate came from the sequestered nuclei. The cryptophyte nuclei and chloroplasts could divide in the ciliate, which were loosely synchronized with host cell division...
February 2016: Harmful Algae
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