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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640975/nac-transcription-factor-jungbrunnen1-enhances-drought-tolerance-in-tomato
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Venkatesh P Thirumalaikumar, Vikas Devkar, Nikolay Mehterov, Shawkat Ali, Rengin Ozgur, Ismail Turkan, Bernd Mueller-Roeber, Salma Balazadeh
Water deficit (drought stress) massively restricts plant growth and the yield of crops; reducing the deleterious effects of drought is therefore of high agricultural relevance. Drought triggers diverse cellular processes including the inhibition of photosynthesis, the accumulation of cell-damaging reactive oxygen species, and gene expression reprogramming, besides others. Transcription factors (TF) are central regulators of transcriptional reprogramming and expression of many TF genes is affected by drought, including members of the NAC family...
June 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634230/similarity-in-gene-regulatory-networks-suggests-that-cancer-cells-share-characteristics-of-embryonic-neural-cells
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Zan Zhang, Anhua Lei, Liyang Xu, Lu Chen, Yonglong Chen, Xuena Zhang, Yan Gao, Xiaoli Yang, Min Zhang, Ying Cao
Cancer cells are immature cells resulting from cellular reprogramming by gene misregulation, and re-differentiation is expected to reduce malignancy. It is unclear, however, whether cancer cells can undergo terminal differentiation. Here, we show that, inhibition of the epigenetic modification enzymes enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), histone deacetylases (HDACs) 1 and 3, lysine demethylase 1A (LSD1), or DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), which all promote cancer development and progression, leads to postmitotic neuron-like differentiation with loss of malignant features in distinct solid cancer cell lines...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633080/disruptive-non-disruptive-applications-of-crispr-cas9
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REVIEW
Jonathan L Schmid-Burgk
The bacterial type II Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-CRISPR Associated (Cas) systems, and in particular Streptococcus pyogenes CRISPR-Cas9, have been broadly applied to edit the genome of bacterial and eukaryotic cells. Cas9, which is an RNA-guided programmable nuclease, is a powerful tool for disrupting protein-coding genes. Cas9 cleaves target sites to generate a double-strand break (DSB) that is repaired via an error-prone repair process, leading to insertion/deletion mutations and gene knockouts...
June 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632775/unique-cellular-interactions-between-pancreatic-cancer-cells-and-the-omentum
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Valerya Feygenzon, Shelly Loewenstein, Nir Lubezky, Metsada Pasmanic-Chor, Osnat Sher, Joseph M Klausner, Guy Lahat
Pancreatic cancer is a common cause of cancer-related mortality. Omental spread is frequent and usually represents an ominous event, leading to patient death. Omental metastasis has been studied in ovarian cancer, but data on its role in pancreatic cancer are relatively scarce and the molecular biology of this process has yet to be explored. We prepared tissue explants from human omental fat, and used conditioned medium from the explants for various in vitro and in vivo experiments designed to evaluate pancreatic cancer development, growth, and survival...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632762/dot1l-inhibitor-improves-early-development-of-porcine-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos
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Jia Tao, Yu Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zuo, Renyun Hong, Hui Li, Xing Liu, Weiping Huang, Zubing Cao, Yunhai Zhang
Incomplete epigenetic reprogramming of the genome of donor cells causes poor early and full-term developmental efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos. Previous research indicate that inhibition of the histone H3 K79 methyltransferase DOT1L, using a selective pharmacological inhibitor EPZ004777 (EPZ), significantly improved reprogramming efficiency during the generation of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells. However, the roles of DOT1L in porcine nuclear transfer-mediated cellular reprogramming are not yet known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630930/real-time-quantitative-analysis-of-metabolic-flux-in-live-cells-using-a-hyperpolarized-micromagnetic-resonance-spectrometer
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Sangmoo Jeong, Roozbeh Eskandari, Sun Mi Park, Julio Alvarez, Sui Seng Tee, Ralph Weissleder, Michael G Kharas, Hakho Lee, Kayvan R Keshari
Metabolic reprogramming is widely considered a hallmark of cancer, and understanding metabolic dynamics described by the conversion rates or "fluxes" of metabolites can shed light onto biological processes of tumorigenesis and response to therapy. For real-time analysis of metabolic flux in intact cells or organisms, magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and imaging methods have been developed in conjunction with hyperpolarization of nuclear spins. These approaches enable noninvasive monitoring of tumor progression and treatment efficacy and are being tested in multiple clinical trials...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627365/mitochondria-metabolic-reprogramming-in-the-formation-of-neurons-from-peripheral-cells-cause-or-consequence-and-the-implications-to-their-utility
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Gary E Gibson, Ankita Thakkar
The induction of pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from differentiated cells such as fibroblasts and their subsequent conversion to neural progenitor cells (NPC) and finally to neurons is intriguing scientifically, and its potential to medicine nearly infinite, but unrealized. A better understanding of the changes at each step of the transformation will enable investigators to use them better to model neurological disease. Each step of conversion from a differentiated cell to an iPSC to a NPC to neurons requires large changes in glycolysis including aerobic glycolysis, the pentose shunt, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, the electron transport chain and in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 13, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621418/single-cell-analysis-of-the-inner-ear-sensory-organs
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Ofer Yizhar-Barnea, Karen B Avraham
The inner ear is composed of a complex mixture of cells, which together allow organisms to hear and maintain balance. The cells in the inner ear, which undergo an extraordinary process of development, have only recently begun to be studied on an individual level. As it has recently become clear that individual cells, previously considered to be of uniform character, may differ dramatically from each other, the need to study cell-to-cell variation, along with distinct transcriptional and regulatory signatures, has taken hold in the scientific community...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620452/metabolic-reprogramming-during-the-trypanosoma-brucei-life-cycle
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Terry K Smith, Frédéric Bringaud, Derek P Nolan, Luisa M Figueiredo
Cellular metabolic activity is a highly complex, dynamic, regulated process that is influenced by numerous factors, including extracellular environmental signals, nutrient availability and the physiological and developmental status of the cell. The causative agent of sleeping sickness, Trypanosoma brucei, is an exclusively extracellular protozoan parasite that encounters very different extracellular environments during its life cycle within the mammalian host and tsetse fly insect vector. In order to meet these challenges, there are significant alterations in the major energetic and metabolic pathways of these highly adaptable parasites...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620044/let-there-be-light-how-to-use-photoswitchable-cross-linker-to-reprogram-proteins
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Daniel Hoersch
Azobenzene is a photo-isomerizing molecule whose end-to-end distance changes upon external illumination. When combined with site-specific reactive groups, it can be used as molecular tweezers to remote-control the structure and function of protein targets. The present study gives a brief overview over the rational design strategies that use an azobenzene-based photoswitchable cross-linker to engineer ON/OFF switches into functional proteins or to reprogram proteins for novel functions. The re-engineered proteins may be used as remote controls for cellular pathways, as light-gated drug delivery platforms or as light-powered machinery of synthetic cells and micro-scaled factories...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614042/bnip3l-nix-dependent-mitophagy-regulates-cell-differentiation-via-metabolic-reprogramming
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Lorena Esteban-Martínez, Patricia Boya
Macroautophagy/autophagy is the process by which cellular components are degraded and recycled within the lysosome. These components include mitochondria, the selective degradation of which is known as mitophagy. Mitochondria are dynamic organelles that constantly adapt their morphology, function, and number to accommodate the metabolic needs of the cell. Extensive metabolic reconfiguration occurs during cell differentiation, when mitochondrial activity increases in most cell types. However, our data demonstrate that during physiological retinal ganglion cell (RGC) development, mitophagy-dependent metabolic reprogramming towards glycolysis regulates numbers of RGCs, which are the first neurons to differentiate in the retina and whose axons form the optic nerve...
June 14, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611673/reversing-egfr-mediated-immunoescape-by-targeted-monoclonal-antibody-therapy
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REVIEW
Fernando Concha-Benavente, Robert L Ferris
Uncontrolled growth is a signature of carcinogenesis, in part mediated by overexpression or overstimulation of growth factor receptors. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mediates activation of multiple oncogenic signaling pathways and escape from recognition by the host immune system. We discuss how EGFR signaling downregulates tumor antigen presentation, upregulates suppressive checkpoint receptor ligand programmed death ligand (PD-L1), induces secretion of inhibitory molecules such as transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) and reprograms the metabolic pathways in cancer cells to upregulate aerobic glycolysis and lactate secretion that ultimately lead to impaired cellular immunity mediated by natural killer (NK) cell and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607562/cellular-reprogramming-genome-editing-and-alternative-crispr-cas9-technologies-for-precise-gene-therapy-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Peter Gee, Huaigeng Xu, Akitsu Hotta
In the past decade, the development of two innovative technologies, namely, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and the CRISPR Cas9 system, has enabled researchers to model diseases derived from patient cells and precisely edit DNA sequences of interest, respectively. In particular, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has been an exemplary monogenic disease model for combining these technologies to demonstrate that genome editing can correct genetic mutations in DMD patient-derived iPSCs. DMD is an X-linked genetic disorder caused by mutations that disrupt the open reading frame of the dystrophin gene, which plays a critical role in stabilizing muscle cells during contraction and relaxation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602818/cell-cycle-control-by-pten
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REVIEW
Andrew Brandmaier, Sheng-Qi Hou, Wen H Shen
Continuous and error-free chromosome inheritance through the cell cycle is essential for genomic stability and tumor suppression. However, accumulation of aberrant genetic materials often causes the cell cycle to go awry, leading to malignant transformation. In response to genotoxic stress, cells employ diverse adaptive mechanisms to halt or exit the cell cycle temporarily or permanently. The intrinsic machinery of cycling, resting, and exiting shapes the cellular response to extrinsic stimuli whereas prevalent disruption of the cell cycle machinery in tumor cells often confers resistance to anti-cancer therapy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600652/wallerian-demyelination-chronicle-of-a-cellular-cataclysm
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REVIEW
Nicolas Tricaud, Hwan Tae Park
Wallerian demyelination is characteristic of peripheral nerve degeneration after traumatic injury. After axonal degeneration, the myelinated Schwann cell undergoes a stereotypical cellular program that results in the disintegration of the myelin sheath, a process termed demyelination. In this review, we chronologically describe this program starting from the late and visible features of myelin destruction and going backward to the initial molecular steps that trigger the nuclear reprogramming few hours after injury...
June 9, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597562/reprogramming-progeria-fibroblasts-re-establishes-a-normal-epigenetic-landscape
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Zhaoyi Chen, Wing Y Chang, Alton Etheridge, Hilmar Strickfaden, Zhigang Jin, Gareth Palidwor, Ji-Hoon Cho, Kai Wang, Sarah Y Kwon, Carole Doré, Angela Raymond, Akitsu Hotta, James Ellis, Rita A Kandel, F Jeffrey Dilworth, Theodore J Perkins, Michael J Hendzel, David J Galas, William L Stanford
Ideally, disease modeling using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) enables analysis of disease initiation and progression. This requires any pathological features of the patient cells used for reprogramming to be eliminated during iPSC generation. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a segmental premature aging disorder caused by the accumulation of the truncated form of Lamin A known as Progerin within the nuclear lamina. Cellular hallmarks of HGPS include nuclear blebbing, loss of peripheral heterochromatin, defective epigenetic inheritance, altered gene expression, and senescence...
June 8, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596174/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-10-years-later-for-cardiac-applications
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REVIEW
Yoshinori Yoshida, Shinya Yamanaka
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are reprogrammed cells that have features similar to embryonic stem cells, such as the capacity of self-renewal and differentiation into many types of cells, including cardiac myocytes. Although initially the reprogramming efficiency was low, several improvements in reprogramming methods have achieved robust and efficient generation of iPSCs without genomic insertion of transgenes. iPSCs display clonal variations in epigenetic and genomic profiles and cellular behavior in differentiation...
June 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594405/oroxylin-a-suppresses-the-development-and-growth-of-colorectal-cancer-through-reprogram-of-hif1%C3%AE-modulated-fatty-acid-metabolism
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Ting Ni, Zihao He, Yuanyuan Dai, Jingyue Yao, Qinglong Guo, Libin Wei
The occurrence and progress of colon cancer are closely associated with obesity. Therefore, the lipid metabolism, especially fatty acid metabolism, is a significant section of energy homeostasis in colon cancer cells, and it affects many important cellular processes. Oroxylin A is one of the main bioactive flavonoids of Scutellariae radix, which has a strong anticancer effect but low toxicity to normal tissue. In previous studies, we have proved that oroxylin A reprogrammes metabolism of cancer cells by inhibiting glycolysis...
June 8, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594398/loss-of-the-novel-mitochondrial-protein-fam210b-promotes-metastasis-via-pdk4-dependent-metabolic-reprogramming
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Shujuan Sun, Jia Liu, Meisong Zhao, Yingyan Han, Pingbo Chen, Qingqing Mo, Beibei Wang, Gang Chen, Yong Fang, Yuan Tian, Jianfeng Zhou, Ding Ma, Qinglei Gao, Peng Wu
Recent advances in tumor metabolism have revealed that metabolic reprogramming could dramatically promote caner metastasis. However, the relation and mechanism between metastasis and metabolic reprogramming are not thoroughly explored. Cell proliferation, colony formation, and invasion analysis were performed to evaluate the role of FAM210B in human cancer cells. Human ovarian cancer xenograft model was used to determine the effects of inhibiting FAM210B by shRNA on tumor metastasis. Microarray analysis was used to determine the target genes of FAM210B...
June 8, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594107/mirnas-in-nutrition-obesity-and-cancer-the-biology-of-mirnas-in-metabolic-disorders-and-its-relationship-with-cancer-development
#20
Verónica Del Carmen Martínez-Jiménez, Alejandro Méndez-Mancilla, Diana Patricia Portales-Pérez
SCOPE: The scope of this review is to explain how metabolic disorders originated by a deficient nutrition can develop into a neoplasic process by the alteration of epigenetic mechanisms like miRNAs. Obesity is a proinflammatory state with a wide impact on health around the world that is associated with neoplastic diseases. Epigenetic mechanisms have a central role in the obesogenic environment, which participates on the development of comorbidities such as cancer. METHODS AND RESULTS: We made an exhaustive review of the most recent reports about metabolic disorders with nutrition and their relationship with miRNAs, and their risk of developing into oncogenic processes...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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