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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150943/muscle-regeneration-potential-and-satellite-cell-activation-profile-during-recovery-following-hindlimb-immobilization-in-mice
#1
Maria Guitart, Josep Lloreta, Laura Mañas-Garcia, Esther Barreiro
Reduced muscle activity leads to muscle atrophy and function loss in patients and animal models. Satellite cells (SCs) are postnatal muscle stem cells that play a pivotal role in skeletal muscle regeneration following injury. The regenerative potential, satellite cell numbers, and markers during recovery following immobilization of the hindlimb for seven days were explored. In mice exposed to seven days of hindlimb immobilization, in those exposed to recovery (seven days, splint removal), and in contralateral control muscles, muscle precursor cells were isolated from all hindlimb muscles (fluorescence-activated cell sorting, FACS), and SCs and muscle regeneration were identified using immunofluorescence (gastrocnemius and soleus) and electron microscopy (EM, gastrocnemius)...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150011/optimization-of-crispr-cas9-genome-editing-for-loss-of-function-in-the-early-chick-embryo
#2
Shashank Gandhi, Michael L Piacentino, Felipe M Vieceli, Marianne E Bronner
The advent of CRISPR/Cas9 has made genome editing possible in virtually any organism, including those not previously amenable to genetic manipulations. Here, we present an optimization of CRISPR/Cas9 for application to early avian embryos with improved efficiency via a three-fold strategy. First, we employed Cas9 protein flanked with two nuclear localization signal sequences for improved nuclear localization. Second, we used a modified guide RNA (gRNA) scaffold that obviates premature termination of transcription and unstable Cas9-gRNA interactions...
December 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139538/limitations-of-the-pax7-creer-t2-transgene-for-driving-deletion-of-nf1-in-adult-mouse-muscle
#3
Matthew A Summers, Kathy Mikulec, Lauren Peacock, David G Little, Aaron Schindeler
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that results in a variety of characteristic manifestations. Prior studies have shown reduced muscle size and global skeletal muscle weakness in children with NF1. This associated weakness can lead to significant challenges impacting on quality of life. Pre-clinical studies using a muscle-specific NF1 knockout mouse have linked this weakness to an underlying primary metabolic deficiency in the muscle. However, the neonatal lethality of this strain prevents analysis of the role of NF1 in adult muscle...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090454/enhanced-skeletal-muscle-regrowth-and-remodelling-in-massaged-and-contralateral-non-massaged-hind-limb
#4
Benjamin F Miller, Karyn L Hamilton, Zana R Majeed, Sarah M Abshire, Amy L Confides, Amanda J Hayek, Emily R Hunt, Patrick Shipman, Frederick F Peelor, Timothy A Butterfield, Esther E Dupont-Versteegden
Massage, in the form of cyclic compressive loading (CCL), is associated with multiple health benefits, but its potential anabolic effect on atrophied muscle has not been investigated. We hypothesized that the mechanical activity associated with CCL induces an anabolic effect in skeletal muscle undergoing regrowth after a period of atrophy. Fisher/Brown Norway rats at 10 months of age were hind limb unloaded for a period of 2 weeks. The rats were then allowed reambulation with CCL applied at a 4.5 N load at 0...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080996/impact-of-local-heating-and-cooling-on-skeletal-muscle-transcriptional-response-related-to-myogenesis-and-proteolysis
#5
Roksana B Zak, B M Hassenstab, L K Zuehlke, M W S Heesch, R J Shute, T L Laursen, D T LaSalle, D R Slivka
PURPOSE: To determine the impact of local muscle heating and cooling on myogenic and proteolytic gene responses following resistance exercise. METHODS: Recreationally trained males (n = 12), age 25.3 ± 1.5, % body fat 13.6 ± 1.92, completed four sets of 8-12 repetitions of unilateral leg press and leg extension while heating one leg, and cooling the other. Muscle biopsies were taken from the vastus lateralis of each leg pre and 4 h post exercise. RESULTS: MyoD, FOXO1, and MuRF1 mRNA increased with exercise regardless of temperature (p < 0...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079520/zac1-gpr39-phosphorylating-camk-ii-contributes-to-the-distinct-roles-of-pax3-and-pax7-in-myogenic-progression
#6
Qiumei Yang, Ye Li, Xulong Zhang, Daiwen Chen
Both Pax3 and Pax7 can activate a large panel of genes involved in muscle stem cell function. Despite a significant overlap in their transcriptional network, functional difference between them is observed. After overexpressing Pax3 or Pax7 in C2C12, we find both Zac1 and GPR39 are upregulated by Pax7 but not Pax3. Further studies suggest Zac1 interacts directly with Pax7, which can regulate GPR39 expression by activating Zac1. In addition, the effect of Zac1/GPR39 system on myogenic progression has been illuminated: Zac1/GPR39 can promote myogenic differentiation and produce type-II muscle fibers...
November 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071380/satellite-cell-response-to-concurrent-resistance-exercise-and-high-intensity-interval-training-in-sedentary-overweight-obese-middle-aged-individuals
#7
Jamie K Pugh, Steve H Faulkner, Mark C Turner, Myra A Nimmo
PURPOSE: Sarcopenia can begin from the 4-5th decade of life and is exacerbated by obesity and inactivity. A combination of resistance exercise (RE) and endurance exercise is recommended to combat rising obesity and inactivity levels. However, work continues to elucidate whether interference in adaptive outcomes occur when RE and endurance exercise are performed concurrently. This study examined whether a single bout of concurrent RE and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alters the satellite cell response following exercise compared to RE alone...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041952/the-response-of-muscle-progenitor-cells-to-cutaneous-thermal-injury
#8
Yusef Yousuf, Marc G Jeschke, Ahmed Shah, Ali-Reza Sadri, Andrea-Kaye Datu, Pantea Samei, Saeid Amini-Nik
BACKGROUND: Severe burn results in a systemic response that leads to significant muscle wasting. It is believed that this rapid loss in muscle mass occurs due to increased protein degradation combined with reduced protein synthesis. Alterations in the microenvironment of muscle progenitor cells may partially account for this pathology. The aim of this study was to ascertain the response of muscle progenitor cells following thermal injury in mice and to enlighten the cellular cascades that contribute to the muscle wasting...
October 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035460/pleural-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma
#9
Hongyang Lu, Jing Qin, Zeng Wang
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) commonly occurring in children and adolescents, is a rare and aggressive soft tissue malignancy. Here, a rare case of pleural ARMS is reported in a boy presenting dyspnea for two weeks. The pathology of a biopsy specimen from pleura showed ARMS. PAX3-FKHR fusion protein is positive and the PAX7-FKHR fusion protein is negative as detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization. The prognosis of this patient was poor and nonresponsive to chemotherapy.
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019938/dmrtc2-pax7-brachyury-t-and-tert-are-implicated-in-male-germ-cell-development-following-curative-hormone-treatment-for-cryptorchidism-induced-infertility
#10
Katharina Gegenschatz-Schmid, Gilvydas Verkauskas, Philippe Demougin, Vytautas Bilius, Darius Dasevicius, Michael B Stadler, Faruk Hadziselimovic
Defective mini-puberty results in insufficient testosterone secretion that impairs the differentiation of gonocytes into dark-type (Ad) spermatogonia. The differentiation of gonocytes into Ad spermatogonia can be induced by administration of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, GnRHa (Buserelin, INN)). Nothing is known about the mechanism that underlies successful GnRHa treatment in the germ cells. Using RNA-sequencing of testicular biopsies, we recently examined RNA profiles of testes with and without GnRHa treatment...
October 11, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017757/effects-of-retinoic-acid-signaling-on-extraocular-muscle-myogenic-precursor-cells-in-vitro
#11
Sadie L Hebert, Krysta R Fitzpatrick, Samantha A McConnell, Anja Cucak, Ching Yuan, Linda K McLoon
One major difference between limb and extraocular muscles (EOM) is the presence of an enriched population of Pitx2-positive myogenic precursor cells in EOM compared to limb muscle. We hypothesize that retinoic acid regulates Pitx2 expression in EOM myogenic precursor cells and that its effects would differ in leg muscle. The two muscle groups expressed differential retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and retinoid X receptor (RXR) levels. RXR co-localized with the Pitx2-positive cells but not with those expressing Pax7...
October 7, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987541/robo-signaling-regulates-the-production-of-cranial-neural-crest-cells
#12
Yan Li, Xiao-Tan Zhang, Xiao-Yu Wang, Guang Wang, Manli Chuai, Andrea Münsterberg, Xuesong Yang
Slit/Robo signaling plays an important role in the guidance of developing neurons in developing embryos. However, it remains obscure whether and how Slit/Robo signaling is involved in the production of cranial neural crest cells. In this study, we examined Robo1 deficient mice to reveal developmental defects of mouse cranial frontal and parietal bones, which are derivatives of cranial neural crest cells. Therefore, we determined the production of HNK1(+) cranial neural crest cells in early chick embryo development after knock-down (KD) of Robo1 expression...
October 5, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978719/pharmacological-dual-inhibition-of-tumor-and-tumor-induced-functional-limitations-in-transgenic-model-of-breast-cancer
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Ruizhong Wang, Poornima Bhat-Nakshatri, Maria B Padua, Mayuri S Prasad, Manjushree Anjanappa, Max Jacobson, Courtney Finnearty, Victoria Sefcsik, Kyle McElyea, Rachael Redmond, George E Sandusky, Narsimha Penthala, Peter A Crooks, Jianguo Liu, Teresa Zimmers, Harikrishna Nakshatri
Breast cancer progression is associated with systemic effects including functional limitations and sarcopenia without the appearance of overt cachexia. Autocrine/paracrine actions of cytokines/chemokines produced by cancer cells mediate cancer progression and functional limitations. The cytokine-inducible transcription factor NF-κB could be central to this process, as it displays oncogenic functions and is integral to the Pax7:MyoD:Pgc-1β:miR-486 myogenesis axis. We tested this possibility using the MMTV-PyMT transgenic mammary tumor model and the NF-κB inhibitor dimethylaminoparthenolide (DMAPT)...
October 4, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974698/characterization-of-the-promoter-region-of-the-bovine-six1-gene-roles-of-myod-pax7-creb-and-myog
#14
Da-Wei Wei, Xue-Yao Ma, Song- Zhang, Jie-Yun Hong, Lin-Sheng Gui, Chu-Gang Mei, Hong-Fang Guo, Li- Wang, Yue- Ning, Lin-Sen Zan
The SIX1 gene belongs to the family of six homeodomain transcription factors (TFs), that regulates the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) pathway and mediate skeletal muscle growth and regeneration. Previous studies have demonstrated that SIX1 is positively correlated with body measurement traits (BMTs). However, the transcriptional regulation of SIX1 remains unclear. In the present study, we determined that bovine SIX1 was highly expressed in the longissimus thoracis. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in bovine SIX1 regulation, 2-kb of the 5' regulatory region were obtained...
October 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945823/thermal-experience-during-embryogenesis-contributes-to-the-induction-of-dwarfism-in-whitefish-coregonus-lavaretus
#15
Peter Steinbacher, Josef Wanzenböck, Magdalena Brandauer, Raphael Holper, Jasmin Landertshammer, Magdalena Mayr, Christian Platzl, Walter Stoiber
Ecotype pairs provide well-suited model systems for study of intraspecific phenotypical diversification of animals. However, little is still known about the processes that account for the development of different forms and sizes within a species, particularly in teleosts. Here, embryos of a normal-growing 'large' form and a dwarf form of whitefish Coregonus lavaretus were incubated at two temperatures that are usually experienced at their own spawning sites (2°C for the normal and 6°C for the dwarf form)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943254/sox7-is-required-for-muscle-satellite-cell-development-and-maintenance
#16
Rashida F Rajgara, Neena Lala-Tabbert, François Marchildon, Émilie Lamarche, Jennifer K MacDonald, Daryl A Scott, Alexandre Blais, Ilona S Skerjanc, Nadine Wiper-Bergeron
Satellite cells are skeletal-muscle-specific stem cells that are activated by injury to proliferate, differentiate, and fuse to enable repair. SOX7, a member of the SRY-related HMG-box family of transcription factors is expressed in quiescent satellite cells. To elucidate SOX7 function in skeletal muscle, we knocked down Sox7 expression in embryonic stem cells and primary myoblasts and generated a conditional knockout mouse in which Sox7 is excised in PAX3(+) cells. Loss of Sox7 in embryonic stem cells reduced Pax3 and Pax7 expression...
October 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942144/microgravity-influences-maintenance-of-the-human-muscle-stem-progenitor-cell-pool
#17
Tohru Hosoyama, Shunji Ichida, Masatsugu Kanno, Reiichi Ishihara, Toshikatsu Hatashima, Koji Ueno, Kimikazu Hamano
Microgravity induces skeletal muscle atrophy; however, the underlying mechanism is not clarified. In particular, the influence of microgravity on human skeletal muscle stem/progenitor cells (SMPCs) is not well understood. In this study, we used induced pluripotent stem cell-derived human SMPCs to investigate the effect of microgravity on maintenance of the stem/progenitor cell pool. Human SMPCs were induced by free-floating spherical aggregation culture, and derivatized-SMPC spheres were maintained in a microgravity condition (10(-3) G) for 2 weeks using a clinostat rotation system...
November 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939766/casein-kinase-2-mediated-phosphorylation-of-brahma-related-gene-1-controls-myoblast-proliferation-and-contributes-to-swi-snf-complex-composition
#18
Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Brian T Nasipak, Amanda L Paskavitz, Dominic T Haokip, Jake M Schnabl, Jeffrey A Nickerson, Anthony N Imbalzano
Transcriptional regulation is modulated in part by chromatin-remodeling enzymes that control gene accessibility by altering chromatin compaction or nucleosome positioning. Brahma-related gene 1 (Brg1), a catalytic subunit of the mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling enzymes, is required for both myoblast proliferation and differentiation, and the control of Brg1 phosphorylation by calcineurin, PKCβ1, and p38 regulates the transition to differentiation. However, we hypothesized that Brg1 activity might be regulated by additional kinases...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935672/the-dux4-homeodomains-mediate-inhibition-of-myogenesis-and-are-functionally-exchangeable-with-the-pax7-homeodomain
#19
Darko Bosnakovski, Erik A Toso, Lynn M Hartweck, Alessandro Magli, Heather A Lee, Eliza R Thompson, Abhijit Dandapat, Rita C R Perlingeiro, Michael Kyba
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is caused by inappropriate expression of the double homeodomain protein, DUX4. DUX4 has bimodal effects, inhibiting myogenic differentiation and blocking MyoD at low levels of expression, and killing myoblasts at high levels. Pax3 and Pax7, which contain related homeodomains, antagonize the cell death phenotype of DUX4 in C2C12 cells, suggesting some type of competitive interaction. Here, we show that effects on differentiation and MyoD expression require the homeodomains but do not require the C-terminal activation domain of DUX4...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919490/alcohol-exposure-induces-chick-craniofacial-bone-defects-by-negatively-affecting-cranial-neural-crest-development
#20
Ping Zhang, Guang Wang, Zhuangling Lin, Yushi Wu, Jing Zhang, Meng Liu, Kenneth Ka Ho Lee, Manli Chuai, Xuesong Yang
Excess alcohol consumption during pregnancy could lead to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). However, the molecular mechanism leading to craniofacial abnormality, a feature of FAS, is still poorly understood. The cranial neural crest cells (NCCs) contribute to the formation of the craniofacial bones. Therefore, NCCs exposed to ethanol was investigated - using chick embryos and in vitro explant culture as experimental models. We demonstrated that exposure to 2% ethanol induced craniofacial defects, which includes parietal defect, in the developing chick fetus...
November 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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