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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536000/an-analysis-of-myod-dependent-transcription-using-crispr-cas9-gene-targeting-in-xenopus-tropicalis-embryos
#1
Caitlin McQueen, Mary Elizabeth Pownall
Myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) are known to have essential roles in both the establishment and differentiation of the skeletal muscle cell lineage. MyoD is expressed early in the Xenopus mesoderm where it is present and active several hours before the activation of muscle differentiation genes. Previous studies in cultured cells and in Xenopus laevis have identified sets of genes that require MyoD prior to differentiation of skeletal muscle. Here we report results from experiments using CRISPR/Cas9 to target the MyoD gene in the diploid frog Xenopus tropicalis, that are analysed by RNA-seq at gastrula stages...
May 20, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535373/a-molecular-switch-regulating-cell-fate-choice-between-muscle-progenitor-cells-and-brown-adipocytes
#2
Yitai An, Gang Wang, Yarui Diao, Yanyang Long, Xinrong Fu, Mingxi Weng, Liang Zhou, Kun Sun, Tom H Cheung, Nancy Y Ip, Hao Sun, Huating Wang, Zhenguo Wu
During mouse embryo development, both muscle progenitor cells (MPCs) and brown adipocytes (BAs) are known to derive from the same Pax7(+)/Myf5(+) progenitor cells. However, the underlying mechanisms for the cell fate control remain unclear. In Pax7-null MPCs from young mice, several BA-specific genes, including Prdm16 and Ucp1 and many other adipocyte-related genes, were upregulated with a concomitant reduction of Myod and Myf5, two muscle lineage-determining genes. This suggests a cell fate switch from MPC to BA...
May 22, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529527/skeletal-muscle-cell-induction-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Yusaku Kodaka, Gemachu Rabu, Atsushi Asakura
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have the potential to differentiate into various types of cells including skeletal muscle cells. The approach of converting ESCs/iPSCs into skeletal muscle cells offers hope for patients afflicted with the skeletal muscle diseases such as the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Patient-derived iPSCs are an especially ideal cell source to obtain an unlimited number of myogenic cells that escape immune rejection after engraftment. Currently, there are several approaches to induce differentiation of ESCs and iPSCs to skeletal muscle...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526989/first-molecular-detection-and-characterization-of-hepatozoon-and-sarcocystis-spp-in-field-mice-and-voles-from-japan
#4
Mohamed Abdallah Mohamed Moustafa, Michito Shimozuru, Wessam Mohamed, Kyle Rueben Taylor, Ryo Nakao, Mariko Sashika, Toshio Tsubota
Sarcocystis and Hepatozoon species are protozoan parasites that are frequently detected in domestic and wild animals. Rodents are considered common intermediate and paratenic hosts for several Sarcocystis and Hepatozoon species. Here, blood DNA samples from a total of six rodents, including one Myodes rutilus, one Myodes rufocanus, and four Apodemus speciosus, collected from Hokkaido, Japan, were shown by conventional PCR of the 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene to contain Sarcocystis and Hepatozoon DNA. Sequencing of the DNA detected one Sarcocystis sp...
May 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504447/tick-infestation-of-small-mammals-in-an-english-woodland
#5
Benjamin Cull, Alexander G C Vaux, Lisa J Ottowell, Emma L Gillingham, Jolyon M Medlock
Tick infestations on small mammals were studied from April to November, 2010, in deciduous woodland in southern England in order to determine whether co-infestations with tick stages occurred on small mammals, a key requirement for endemic transmission of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). A total of 217 small mammals was trapped over 1,760 trap nights. Yellow-necked mice (Apodemus flavicollis) made up the majority (52.5%) of animals, followed by wood mice (A. sylvaticus) 35.5% and bank voles (Myodes glareolus) 12%...
June 2017: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498863/notch-ligands-regulate-the-muscle-stem-like-state-ex-vivo-but-are-not-sufficient-for-retaining-regenerative-capacity
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Hiroshi Sakai, Sumiaki Fukuda, Miki Nakamura, Akiyoshi Uezumi, Yu-Taro Noguchi, Takahiko Sato, Mitsuhiro Morita, Harumoto Yamada, Kunihiro Tsuchida, Shahragim Tajbakhsh, So-Ichiro Fukada
Myogenic stem cells are a promising avenue for the treatment of muscular disorders. Freshly isolated muscle stem cells have a remarkable engraftment ability in vivo, but their cell number is limited. Current conventional culture conditions do not allow muscle stem cells to expand in vitro with their bona fide engraftment efficiency, requiring the improvement of culture procedures for achieving successful cell-therapy for muscle disorders. Here we expanded mouse muscle stem cells and human myoblasts with Notch ligands, DLL1, DLL4, and JAG1 to activate Notch signaling in vitro and to investigate whether these cells could retain their engraftment efficiency...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497652/an-isoflavone-enriched-diet-increases-skeletal-muscle-adaptation-in-response-to-physical-activity-in-ovariectomized-rats
#7
Wenya Zheng, Jonas Hengevoß, Sebastian T Soukup, Sabine E Kulling, Mingyong Xie, Patrick Diel
SCOPE: This study was to investigate anabolic adaptation of skeletal muscle in response to an isoflavone (ISO) enriched diet, training and their combinations in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female Wistar rats were sedentary, performed treadmill uphill running, received ISOs, or a combination of ISOs and running after ovariectomy. Body weight was increased by OVX. Both ISO and training treatment antagonized this increase. The weights of soleus and gastrocnemius muscles were increased only when training and ISOs were combined...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493029/age-and-sex-differences-in-human-skeletal-muscle-fibrosis-markers-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling
#8
Lewan Parker, Marissa K Caldow, Rani Watts, Pazit Levinger, David Cameron-Smith, Itamar Levinger
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine whether higher fibrosis markers in skeletal muscle of older adults are accompanied by increased expression of components of the canonical TGF-β signal transduction pathway. METHODS: Fourteen healthy young (21-35 years; 9 males and 5 females) and seventeen older (55-75 years; 9 males and 8 females) participants underwent vastus lateralis biopsies to determine intramuscular mRNA and protein expression of fibrogenic markers and TGF-β signaling molecules related to TGF-β1 and myostatin...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473774/lncrna-six1-encodes-a-micropeptide-to-activate-six1-in-cis-and-is-involved-in-cell-proliferation-and-muscle-growth
#9
Bolin Cai, Zhenhui Li, Manting Ma, Zhijun Wang, Peigong Han, Bahareldin A Abdalla, Qinghua Nie, Xiquan Zhang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in epigenetic regulation of skeletal muscle development. In our previous RNA-seq study (accession number GSE58755), we found that lncRNA-Six1 is an lncRNA that is differentially expressed between White Recessive Rock (WRR) and Xinghua (XH) chicken. In this study, we have further demonstrated that lncRNA-Six1 is located 432 bp upstream of the gene encoding the protein Six homeobox 1 (Six1). A dual-luciferase reporter assay identified that lncRNA-Six1 overlaps the Six1 proximal promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463580/tissue-specific-extracellular-matrix-enhances-skeletal-muscle-precursor-cell-expansion-and-differentiation-for-potential-application-in-cell-therapy
#10
Deying Zhang, Yong Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Hualin Yi, Zhan Wang, Rongpei Wu, Dawei He, Guanghui Wei, Shicheng Wei, Yun Hu, Junhong Deng, Tracy Criswell, James J Yoo, Yu Zhou, Anthony Atala
Skeletal muscle precursor cells (MPCs) are considered a key candidate for cell therapy in the treatment of skeletal muscle dysfunction due to injury, disease or age. However, expansion of a sufficient number of functional skeletal muscle cells in vitro from a small tissue biopsy has been challenging due to changes in phenotypic expression of these cells under traditional culture conditions. Thus, the aim of the study was to develop a better culture system for the expansion and myo-differentiation of MPCs that could further be used for therapy...
May 2, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461239/phred-1-is-a-divergent-neurexin-1-homolog-that-organizes-muscle-fibers-and-patterns-organs-during-regeneration
#11
Carolyn E Adler, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
Regeneration of body parts requires the replacement of multiple cell types. To dissect this complex process, we utilized planarian flatworms that are capable of regenerating any tissue after amputation. An RNAi screen for genes involved in regeneration of the pharynx identified a novel gene, Pharynx regeneration defective-1 (PHRED-1) as essential for normal pharynx regeneration. PHRED-1 is a predicted transmembrane protein containing EGF, Laminin G, and WD40 domains, is expressed in muscle, and has predicted homologs restricted to other lophotrochozoan species...
April 28, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451581/effect-of-exposure-to-900-mhz-gsm-mobile-phone-radiofrequency-radiation-on-estrogen-receptor-methylation-status-in-colon-cells-of-male-sprague-dawley-rats
#12
P Mokarram, M Sheikhi, S M J Mortazavi, S Saeb, N Shokrpour
BACKGROUND: Over the past several years, the rapidly increasing use of mobile phones has raised global concerns about the biological effects of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Numerous studies have shown that exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can be associated with effects on the nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, hematopoietic and ocular systems. In spite of genetic diversity, the onset and progression of cancer can be controlled by epigenetic mechanisms such as gene promoter methylation...
March 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450151/quercetin-a-natural-product-supplement-impairs-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-locomotor-behavior-in-larval-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#13
Ji-Liang Zhang, Christopher Laurence Souders, Nancy D Denslow, Christopher J Martyniuk
Quercetin is a natural product that is sold as a supplement in health food stores. While there are reported benefits for this flavonoid as a dietary supplement due to antioxidant properties, the full scope of its biological interactions has not been fully addressed. To learn more about the mechanisms of action related to quercetin, we exposed zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos to 1 and 10μg/L quercetin for 96h starting at 3h post fertilization. Quercetin up to 10μg/L did not induce significant mortality in developing fish, but did increase prevalence of an upward-curved dorsal plane in hatched larvae...
April 25, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446595/dna-damage-signaling-mediates-the-functional-antagonism-between-replicative-senescence-and-terminal-muscle-differentiation
#14
Lucia Latella, Alessandra Dall'Agnese, Francesca Boscolo Sesillo, Chiara Nardoni, Marianna Cosentino, Armin Lahm, Alessandra Sacco, Pier Lorenzo Puri
The molecular determinants of muscle progenitor impairment to regenerate aged muscles are currently unclear. We show that, in a mouse model of replicative senescence, decline in muscle satellite cell-mediated regeneration coincides with activation of DNA damage response (DDR) and impaired ability to differentiate into myotubes. Inhibition of DDR restored satellite cell differentiation ability. Moreover, in replicative human senescent fibroblasts, DDR precluded MYOD-mediated activation of the myogenic program...
April 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446439/pax3-foxo1-establishes-myogenic-super-enhancers-and-confers-bet-bromodomain-vulnerability
#15
Berkley E Gryder, Marielle E Yohe, Hsien-Chao Chou, Xiaohu Zhang, Joana Marques, Marco Wachtel, Beat Schaefer, Nirmalya Sen, Young K Song, Alberto Gualtieri, Silvia Pomella, Rossella Rota, Abigail Cleveland, Xinyu Wen, Sivasish Sindiri, Jun S Wei, Frederic G Barr, Sudipto Das, Thorkell Andresson, Rajarshi Guha, Madhu Lal-Nag, Marc Ferrer, Jack F Shern, Keji Zhao, Craig J Thomas, Javed Khan
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is a life-threatening myogenic cancer of children and adolescent young adults, driven primarily by the chimeric transcription factor PAX3-FOXO1 (P3F). The mechanisms by which P3F dysregulates chromatin are unknown. We find P3F reprograms the cis-regulatory landscape by inducing (de novo) super enhancers (SEs). P3F uses SEs to setup auto-regulatory loops in collaboration with master transcription factors MYOG, MYOD and MYCN. This myogenic SE circuitry is consistent across cell lines and primary tumors...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441765/distinct-fiber-type-signature-in-mouse-muscles-expressing-a-mutant-lamin-a-responsible-for-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-in-a-patient
#16
Alice Barateau, Nathalie Vadrot, Onnik Agbulut, Patrick Vicart, Sabrina Batonnet-Pichon, Brigitte Buendia
Specific mutations in LMNA, which encodes nuclear intermediate filament proteins lamins A/C, affect skeletal muscle tissues. Early-onset LMNA myopathies reveal different alterations of muscle fibers, including fiber type disproportion or prominent dystrophic and/or inflammatory changes. Recently, we identified the p.R388P LMNA mutation as responsible for congenital muscular dystrophy (L-CMD) and lipodystrophy. Here, we asked whether viral-mediated expression of mutant lamin A in murine skeletal muscles would be a pertinent model to reveal specific muscle alterations...
April 24, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433573/rodents-as-a-reservoir-of-infection-caused-by-multiple-zoonotic-species-genotypes-of-c-parvum-c-hominis-c-suis-c-scrofarum-and-the-first-evidence-of-c-muskrat-genotypes-i-and-ii-of-rodents-in-europe
#17
REVIEW
Oľga Danišová, Alexandra Valenčáková, Michal Stanko, Lenka Luptáková, Elena Hatalová, Alexander Čanády
Cryptosporidium spp. is an important causative agent of intestinal parasitoses-induced diarrhoea in humans and animals worldwide. Rodents (small mammals), the main reservoir of infections, are globally expanded and overpopulated, which increases the risk of transfer of human and zoonotic pathogens from the genus Cryptosporidium. In this study, Cryptosporidium was detected in wild immunocompetent asymptomatic small mammals. Altogether 262 fecal samples were collected from five areas in Eastern Slovakia from four different rodent species (Myodes glareolus, Apodemus agrarius, Apodemus flavicollis, Rattus norvegicus), eight samples originated from two insectivore species (Sorex araneus, Crocidura suaveolens), and two sample from a carnivore Mustela nivalis...
April 20, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414312/high-resolution-myogenic-lineage-mapping-by-single-cell-mass-cytometry
#18
Ermelinda Porpiglia, Nikolay Samusik, Andrew Tri Van Ho, Benjamin D Cosgrove, Thach Mai, Kara L Davis, Astraea Jager, Garry P Nolan, Sean C Bendall, Wendy J Fantl, Helen M Blau
Muscle regeneration is a dynamic process during which cell state and identity change over time. A major roadblock has been a lack of tools to resolve a myogenic progression in vivo. Here we capitalize on a transformative technology, single-cell mass cytometry (CyTOF), to identify in vivo skeletal muscle stem cell and previously unrecognized progenitor populations that precede differentiation. We discovered two cell surface markers, CD9 and CD104, whose combined expression enabled in vivo identification and prospective isolation of stem and progenitor cells...
May 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408166/age-and-stage-dependent-variations-of-muscle-specific-gene-expression-in-brown-trout-salmo-trutta-l
#19
Maria V Churova, Olga V Meshcheryakova, Michail Ruchev, Nina N Nemova
This study was conducted to characterize the features of muscle-specific genes expression during development of brown trout Salmo trutta inhabiting the river Krivoy ruchey (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Gene expression levels of myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs - MyoD1 paralogs (MyoD1a, MyoD1b, MyoD1c), Myf5, myogenin), myostatin paralogs (MSTN-1a, MSTN-1b, MSTN-2a), fast sceletal myosin heavy chain (MyHC) were measured in the white muscles of brown trout parr of ages 0+ (under-yearling), 1+ (yearling) and 2+ (two year old) and smolts of age 2+...
April 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396283/experimental-infections-of-wild-bank-voles-myodes-glareolus-from-nephropatia-epidemica-endemic-and-non-endemic-regions-revealed-slight-differences-in-puumala-virological-course-and-immunological-responses
#20
Adélaïde Dubois, Guillaume Castel, Séverine Murri, Coralie Pulido, Jean-Baptiste Pons, Laure Benoit, Anne Loiseau, Latifa Lakhdar, Maxime Galan, Nathalie Charbonnel, Philippe Marianneau
In Europe, the occurrence of nephropathia epidemica (NE), a human disease caused by Puumala virus (PUUV), exhibits considerable geographical heterogeneity despite the continuous distribution of its reservoir, the bank vole Myodes glareolus. To better understand the causes of this heterogeneity, wild voles sampled in two adjacent NE endemic and non-endemic regions of France were infected experimentally with PUUV. The responses of bank voles to PUUV infection, based on the levels of anti-PUUV IgG and viral RNA, were compared...
April 8, 2017: Virus Research
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