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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649338/estimating-and-interpreting-migration-of-amazonian-forests-using-spatially-implicit-and-semi-explicit-neutral-models
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Edwin Pos, Juan Ernesto Guevara Andino, Daniel Sabatier, Jean-François Molino, Nigel Pitman, Hugo Mogollón, David Neill, Carlos Cerón, Gonzalo Rivas-Torres, Anthony Di Fiore, Raquel Thomas, Milton Tirado, Kenneth R Young, Ophelia Wang, Rodrigo Sierra, Roosevelt García-Villacorta, Roderick Zagt, Walter Palacios Cuenca, Milton Aulestia, Hans Ter Steege
With many sophisticated methods available for estimating migration, ecologists face the difficult decision of choosing for their specific line of work. Here we test and compare several methods, performing sanity and robustness tests, applying to large-scale data and discussing the results and interpretation. Five methods were selected to compare for their ability to estimate migration from spatially implicit and semi-explicit simulations based on three large-scale field datasets from South America (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Ecuador)...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642245/a-reporter-mouse-model-for-in-vivo-tracing-and-in-vitro-molecular-studies-of-melanocytic-lineage-cells-and-their-diseases
#2
Melissa Crawford, Valerie Leclerc, Lina Dagnino
Alterations in melanocytic lineage cells give rise to a plethora of distinct human diseases, including neurocristopathies, cutaneous pigmentation disorders, loss of vision and hearing, as well as melanoma. Understanding the ontogeny and biology of melanocytic cells, as well as how they interact with their surrounding environment, are key steps in the development of therapies for diseases that involve this cell lineage. Efforts to culture and characterize primary melanocytes from normal or genetically engineered mouse models have at times yielded contrasting observations...
June 22, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623309/fibronectin-promotes-directional-persistence-in-fibroblast-migration-through-interactions-with-both-its-cell-binding-and-heparin-binding-domains
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Dimitris Missirlis, Tamás Haraszti, Horst Kessler, Joachim P Spatz
The precise mechanisms through which insoluble, cell-adhesive ligands induce and regulate directional cell migration remain obscure. We recently demonstrated that elevated surface density of physically adsorbed plasma fibronectin (FN) promotes high directional persistence in fibroblast migration. While cell-FN association through integrins α5β1 and αvβ3 was necessary, substrates that selectively engaged these integrins did not support the phenotype. We here show that high directional persistence necessitates a combination of the cell-binding and C-terminal heparin-binding domains of FN, but does not require the engagement of syndecan-4 or integrin α4β1...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622072/new-model-for-the-interaction-of-iqgap1-with-cdc42-and-rac1
#4
Kazem Nouri, David J Timson, Mohammad R Ahmadian
The specific and rapid formation of protein complexes, involving IQGAP family proteins, is essential for diverse cellular processes, such as adhesion, polarization, and directional migration. Although CDC42 and RAC1, prominent members of the RHO GTPase family, have been implicated in binding to and activating IQGAP1, the exact nature of this protein-protein recognition process has remained obscure. Here, we propose a mechanistic framework model that is based on a multiple-step binding process, which is a prerequisite for the dynamic functions of IQGAP1 as a scaffolding protein and a critical mechanism in temporal regulation and integration of cellular pathways...
June 16, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621431/adhesion-molecule-kirrel3-neph2-is-required-for-the-elongated-shape-of-myocytes-during-skeletal-muscle-differentiation
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Yael Tamir-Livne, Raeda Mubariki, Eyal Bengal
Kirrel/Neph proteins are evolutionarily conserved members of the immunoglobulin superfamily of adhesion proteins. Kirrel3 is the mouse orthologue of Dumbfounded (Duf), a family member that regulates myoblast pre-fusion events in Drosophila. Yet, the role of Kirrel3 in mammalian myogenesis has not been demonstrated. Experiments performed here indicate that the mouse Kirrel3 protein regulates morphological changes of myoblasts that are required for their subsequent fusion into multinucleated myotubes. We show that Kirrel3 is transiently expressed at the tips of myocytes during early myoblast differentiation and that its expression is dependent on the myogenic transcription factor, MyoD...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601063/molecular-mechanisms-of-ovarian-carcinoma-metastasis-key-genes-and-regulatory-micrornas
#6
REVIEW
E A Braga, M V Fridman, N E Kushlinskii
Metastasis of primary tumors progresses stepwise - from change in biochemistry, morphology, and migratory patterns of tumor cells to the emergence of receptors on their surface that facilitate directional migration to target organs followed by the formation of a specific microenvironment in a target organ that helps attachment and survival of metastatic cells. A set of specific genes and signaling pathways mediate this process under control of microRNA. The molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes associated with tumor metastasis are reviewed in this publication using ovarian cancer, which exhibits high metastatic potential, as an example...
May 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596239/electrophoresis-of-cell-membrane-heparan-sulfate-regulates-galvanotaxis-in-glial-cells
#7
Yu-Ja Huang, Paula Schiapparelli, Kristen Kozielski, Jordan Green, Emily Lavell, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Peter Searson
Endogenous electric fields modulate many physiological processes by promoting directional migration, a process known as galvanotaxis. Despite the importance of galvanotaxis in development and disease, the mechanism by which cells sense and migrate directionally in an electric field remains unknown. Here we show that electrophoresis of cell surface heparan sulfate (HS) critically regulates this process. HS was found to be localized at the anode-facing side in fetal neural progenitor cells (fNPC), fNPC-derived astrocytes, and brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs), regardless of their direction of galvanotaxis...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592632/rear-polarized-wnt5a-receptor-actin-myosin-polarity-wramp-structures-promote-the-speed-and-persistence-of-directional-cell-migration
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Mary Katherine Connacher, Jian Wei Tay, Natalie G Ahn
In contrast to events at the cell leading edge, rear-polarized mechanisms that control directional cell migration remain poorly defined. Previous work described a new intracellular complex, named the "Wnt5a-receptor-actomyosin polarity (WRAMP) structure", which coordinates the polarized localization of MCAM, actin, and myosin IIB, in a Wnt5a-induced manner. However, the polarity and function for the WRAMP structure during cell movement has not been determined. Here, we characterize WRAMP structures during extended cell migration using live cell imaging...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588621/environmental-factors-that-influence-stem-cell-migration-an-electric-field
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REVIEW
Stephanie N Iwasa, Robart Babona-Pilipos, Cindi M Morshead
Environmental Stimulus of Electric Fields on Stem Cell Migration. The movement of cells in response to electric potential gradients is called galvanotaxis. In vivo galvanotaxis, powered by endogenous electric fields (EFs), plays a critical role during development and wound healing. This review aims to provide a perspective on how stem cells transduce EFs into directed migration and an understanding of the current literature relating to the mechanisms by which cells sense and transduce EFs. We will comment on potential EF-based regenerative medicine therapeutics...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588454/reelin-signaling-inactivates-cofilin-to-stabilize-the-cytoskeleton-of-migrating-cortical-neurons
#10
REVIEW
Michael Frotscher, Shanting Zhao, Shaobo Wang, Xuejun Chai
Neurons are highly polarized cells. They give rise to several dendrites but only one axon. In addition, many neurons show a preferred orientation. For example, pyramidal neurons of the cerebral cortex extend their apical dendrites toward the cortical surface while their axons run in opposite direction toward the white matter. This characteristic orientation reflects the migratory trajectory of a pyramidal cell during cortical development: the leading process (the future apical dendrite) extends toward the marginal zone (MZ) and the trailing process (the future axon) toward the intermediate zone (IZ) while the cells migrate radially to reach their destination in the cortical plate (CP)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554852/g%C3%AE-1-is-required-for-neutrophil-migration-in-zebrafish
#11
Wenfan Ke, Ding Ye, Kacey Mersch, Hui Xu, Songhai Chen, Fang Lin
Signaling mediated by G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) is essential for the migration of cells toward chemoattractants. The recruitment of neutrophils to injured tissues in zebrafish larvae is a useful model for studying neutrophil migration and trafficking in vivo. Indeed, the study of this process led to the discovery that PI3Kγ is required for the polarity and motility of neutrophils, features that are necessary for the directed migration of these cells to wounds. However, the mechanism by which PI3Kγ is activated remains to be determined...
May 27, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536952/ncam-affects-directional-lamellipodia-formation-of-bmscs-via-%C3%AE-1-integrin-signal-mediated-cofilin-activity
#12
Jia-Jia Bi, Jing Li, Bin-Feng Cheng, Hai-Jie Yang, Qiong-Qiong Ding, Rui-Fei Wang, Su-Juan Chen, Zhi-Wei Feng
The neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), a key member of the immunoglobulin-like CAM family, was reported to regulate the migration of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). However, the detailed cellular behaviors including lamellipodia formation in the initial step of directional migration remain largely unknown. In the present study, we reported that NCAM affects the lamellipodia formation of BMSCs. Using BMSCs from Ncam knockout mice we found that Ncam deficiency significantly impaired the migration and the directional lamellipodia formation of BMSCs...
May 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532153/photochemical-reactivity-of-1-6-methano-10-annulene
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Laura Moroni, Marco Pagliai, Riccardo Chelli, Giangaetano Pietraperzia, Pier Remigio Salvi, Cristina Gellini
1,6-Methano[10]annulene solutions in cyclohexane have been subjected to continuous and pulsed UV irradiation. Photolysis occurs in both cases, giving naphthalene as a minor and major product, respectively. The wavelength dependence of the reaction in solution indicates that the photochemical process occurs, exciting 1,6-methano[10]annulene in the second and third singlet electronic excited states. The reaction kinetics has been determined under pulsed irradiation. From the time dependence of concentrations, along with support of density functional theory calculations and early published data, two mechanisms are proposed for naphthalene production...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530660/endoglin-prevents-vascular-malformation-by-regulating-flow-induced-cell-migration-and-specification-through-vegfr2-signalling
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Yi Jin, Lars Muhl, Mikhail Burmakin, Yixin Wang, Anne-Claire Duchez, Christer Betsholtz, Helen M Arthur, Lars Jakobsson
Loss-of-function (LOF) mutations in the endothelial cell (EC)-enriched gene endoglin (ENG) cause the human disease hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia-1, characterized by vascular malformations promoted by vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA). How ENG deficiency alters EC behaviour to trigger these anomalies is not understood. Mosaic ENG deletion in the postnatal mouse rendered Eng LOF ECs insensitive to flow-mediated venous to arterial migration. Eng LOF ECs retained within arterioles acquired venous characteristics and secondary ENG-independent proliferation resulting in arteriovenous malformation (AVM)...
June 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526750/pdgf-controls-contact-inhibition-of-locomotion-by-regulating-n-cadherin-during-neural-crest-migration
#15
Isabel Bahm, Elias H Barriga, Antonina Frolov, Eric Theveneau, Paul Frankel, Roberto Mayor
A fundamental property of neural crest (NC) migration is Contact inhibition of locomotion (CIL), a process by which cells change their direction of migration upon cell contact. CIL has been proven to be essential for NC migration in amphibian and zebrafish by controlling cell polarity in a cell contact dependent manner. Cell contact during CIL requires the participation of the cell adhesion molecule N-cadherin, which starts to be expressed by NC cells as a consequence of the switch between E- and N-cadherins during epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
May 19, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512197/interstitial-fluid-osmolarity-modulates-the-action-of-differential-tissue-surface-tension-in-progenitor-cell-segregation-during-gastrulation
#16
S F Gabriel Krens, Jim H Veldhuis, Vanessa Barone, Daniel Čapek, Jean-Léon Maître, G Wayne Brodland, Carl-Philipp Heisenberg
The segregation of different cell types into distinct tissues is a fundamental process in metazoan development. Differences in cell adhesion and cortex tension are commonly thought to drive cell sorting by regulating tissue surface tension (TST). However, the role that differential TST plays in cell segregation within the developing embryo is as yet unclear. Here, we have analyzed the role of differential TST for germ layer progenitor cell segregation during zebrafish gastrulation. Contrary to previous observations that differential TST drives germ layer progenitor cell segregation in vitro, we show that germ layers display indistinguishable TST within the gastrulating embryo, arguing against differential TST driving germ layer progenitor cell segregation in vivo We further show that the osmolarity of the interstitial fluid (IF) is an important factor that influences germ layer TST in vivo, and that lower osmolarity of the IF compared with standard cell culture medium can explain why germ layers display differential TST in culture but not in vivo Finally, we show that directed migration of mesendoderm progenitors is required for germ layer progenitor cell segregation and germ layer formation...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465529/wnt5a-induces-ror1-to-complex-with-hs1-to-enhance-migration-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells
#17
K Hasan, J Yu, L Chen, B Cui, G F Widhopf, L Rassenti, Z Shen, S P Briggs, T J Kipps
ROR1 is a conserved, oncoembryonic surface-antigen expressed in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). We found that ROR1 associates with Hematopoietic-lineage-cell-Specific protein 1 (HS1) in freshly-isolated CLL cells or in CLL cells cultured with exogenous Wnt5a. Wnt5a also induced HS1 tyrosine phosphorylation, recruitment of ARHGEF1, activation of RhoA, and enhanced chemokine-directed migration; such effects could be inhibited by cirmtuzumab, a humanized anti-ROR1 mAb. We generated truncated forms of ROR1 and found its extra-cellular cysteine-rich domain or kringle domain was necessary for Wnt5a-induced HS1 phosphorylation...
May 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456102/enhanced-electrical-conductivity-of-collagen-films-through-long-range-aligned-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#18
Valentina Bonfrate, Daniela Manno, Antonio Serra, Luca Salvatore, Alessandro Sannino, Alessandro Buccolieri, Tiziano Serra, Gabriele Giancane
The development of biocompatible collagen substrates able to conduct electric current along specific pathways represent an appealing issue in tissue engineering, since it is well known that electrical stimuli significantly affects important cell behaviour, such as proliferation, differentiation, directional migration, and, therefore, tissue regeneration. In this work, a cheap and easy approach was proposed to produce collagen-based films exhibiting enhanced electrical conductivity, through the simple manipulation of a weak external magnetic trigger...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424337/physical-and-chemical-gradients-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-regulate-tumor-cell-invasion-migration-and-metastasis
#19
Madeleine J Oudin, Valerie M Weaver
Cancer metastasis requires the invasion of tumor cells into the stroma and the directed migration of tumor cells through the stroma toward the vasculature and lymphatics where they can disseminate and colonize secondary organs. Physical and biochemical gradients that form within the primary tumor tissue promote tumor cell invasion and drive persistent migration toward blood vessels and the lymphatics to facilitate tumor cell dissemination. These microenvironment cues include hypoxia and pH gradients, gradients of soluble cues that induce chemotaxis, and ions that facilitate galvanotaxis, as well as modifications to the concentration, organization, and stiffness of the extracellular matrix that produce haptotactic, alignotactic, and durotactic gradients...
April 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412554/prompt-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-induced-by-a-hierarchically-aligned-fibrin-nanofiber-hydrogel
#20
Jinrong Du, Jianheng Liu, Shenglian Yao, Haiquan Mao, Jiang Peng, Xun Sun, Zheng Cao, Yongdong Yang, Bo Xiao, Yiguo Wang, Peifu Tang, Xiumei Wang
Fibrin plays a crucial role in peripheral nerve regeneration, which could occur spontaneously in the format of longitudinally oriented fibrin cables during the initial stage of nerve regeneration. This fibrin cable can direct migration and proliferation of Schwann cells and axonal regrowth, which is very important to nerve regeneration. In the present study, we prepared a three-dimensional hierarchically aligned fibrin nanofiber hydrogel (AFG) through electrospinning and molecular self-assembly to resemble the architecture and biological function of the native fibrin cable...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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