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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098352/dna-repair-and-erasure-of-5-methylcytosine-in-vertebrates
#1
Lars Schomacher, Christof Niehrs
DNA methylation plays important roles in development and disease. Yet, only recently has the dynamic nature of this epigenetic mark via oxidation and DNA repair-mediated demethylation been recognized. A major conceptual challenge to the model that DNA methylation is reversible is the risk of genomic instability, which may come with widespread DNA repair activity. Here, we focus on recent advances in mechanisms of TET-TDG mediated demethylation and cellular strategies that avoid genomic instability. We highlight the recently discovered involvement of NEIL DNA glycosylases, which cooperate with TDG in oxidative demethylation to accelerate substrate turnover and promote the organized handover of harmful repair intermediates to maintain genome stability...
January 18, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088753/mitochondrial-redox-plays-a-critical-role-in-the-paradoxical-effects-of-napdh-oxidase-derived-ros-on-coronary-endothelium
#2
Ehtesham Shafique, Anali Torina, Karla Reichert, Bonnie Colantuono, Nasifa Nur, Khawaja Zeeshan, Vani Ravichandran, Yuhong Liu, Jun Feng, Khawaja Zeeshan, Laura E Benjamin, Kaikobad Irani, Elizabeth O Harrington, Frank W Sellke, Md Ruhul Abid
AIMS: There are conflicting reports on the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) i.e. beneficial vs. harmful, in vascular endothelium. Here, we aim to examine whether duration of exposure to ROS and/or subcellular ROS levels are responsible for the apparently paradoxical effects of oxidants on endothelium. METHODS AND RESULTS: We have recently generated binary (Tet-ON/OFF) conditional transgenic mice (Tet-Nox2:VE-Cad-tTA) that can induce 1.8 ± 0.42-fold increase in NADPH oxidase (NOX)-derived ROS specifically in vascular endothelium upon withdrawal of tetracycline from the drinking water...
January 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087492/multi-antibiotic-resistant-and-putative-virulence-gene-signatures-in-enterococcus-species-isolated-from-pig-farms-environment
#3
Abeni Beshiru, Isoken H Igbinosa, Faith I Omeje, Abraham G Ogofure, Martin M Eyong, Etinosa O Igbinosa
The continuous misuse of antimicrobials in food animals both orally and subcutaneously as therapeutic and prophylactic agents to bacterial infections could be detrimental and contribute to the dissemination of resistant clones in livestock production. The present study was carried out to determine the antibiogram and virulence gene characteristics of Enterococcus species from pig farms. A total of 300 faecal samples were obtained from two pig farms in Benin City between February and July, 2016. Standard culture-based and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay were adopted in the detection and characterization of the Enterococcus species...
January 10, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081148/characterization-of-multi-drug-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-isolated-from-cephalic-recording-chambers-in-research-macaques-macaca-spp
#4
Stephanie E Woods, Mia T Lieberman, Francois Lebreton, Elise Trowel, César de la Fuente-Núñez, Joanne Dzink-Fox, Michael S Gilmore, James G Fox
Nonhuman primates are commonly used for cognitive neuroscience research and often surgically implanted with cephalic recording chambers for electrophysiological recording. Aerobic bacterial cultures from 25 macaques identified 72 bacterial isolates, including 15 Enterococcus faecalis isolates. The E. faecalis isolates displayed multi-drug resistant phenotypes, with resistance to ciprofloxacin, enrofloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, bacitracin, and erythromycin, as well as high-level aminoglycoside resistance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080217/synergistic-effects-of-tetrandrine-with-posaconazole-against-aspergillus-fumigatus
#5
Shui-Xiu Li, Yan-Jun Song, Ling Jiang, Ya-Jing Zhao, Hui Guo, Dong-Mei Li, Kun-Ju Zhu, Hong Zhang
In our earlier in vitro and in vivo studies, synergistic effects were observed when itraconazole or voriconazole were combined with tetrandrine (TET) against Aspergillus fumigatus, and the synergistic mechanism was related to inhibition of the drug efflux pump. Posaconazole (PCZ) is a broad-spectrum triazole antifungal agent used for the treatment of diverse fungal infections, including aspergillosis and candidiasis. Herein, the antifungal effects of TET are further investigated in vitro and in vivo alone or combined with PCZ against 20 clinical isolates of A...
January 12, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077417/aid-is-a-key-regulator-of-myeloid-erythroid-differentiation-and-dna-methylation-in-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
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Hiroyoshi Kunimoto, Anna Sophia McKenney, Cem Meydan, Kaitlyn Shank, Abbas Nazir, Franck Rapaport, Benjamin Durham, Francine E Garrett-Bakelman, Elodie Pronier, Alan H Shih, Ari Melnick, Jayanta Chaudhuri, Ross L Levine
Recent studies have reported activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) and ten-eleven-translocation (TET) family members regulate active DNA demethylation. Genetic alterations of TET2 occur in myeloid malignancies and hematopoietic specific loss of Tet2 induces aberrant hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal/differentiation, implicating TET2 as a master regulator of normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Despite the functional link between AID and TET in epigenetic gene regulation, the role of AID loss in hematopoiesis and myeloid transformation remains to be investigated...
January 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067341/on-the-efficacy-of-anthracene-isomers-for-triplet-transmission-from-cdse-nanocrystals
#7
Pan Xia, Zhiyuan Huang, Xin Li, Juan J Romero, Valentine I Vullev, George Shu Heng Pau, Ming Lee Tang
The effect of isomeric substitutions on the transmitter for triplet energy transfer (TET) between nanocrystal (NC) donor and molecular acceptor is investigated. Each isomeric acceptor is expected to bind in a unique orientation with respect to the NC donor. We see that this orbital overlap drastically affects the transmission of triplets. Here, two functional groups, the carboxylic acid and dithiocarbamate, were varied between the 1-, 2- and 9-positions of the anthracene ring to give three ACA and three ADTC isomers...
January 9, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062293/distribution-of-resistance-genetic-determinants-among-vibrio-cholerae-isolates-of-2012-and-2013-outbreaks-in-ir-iran
#8
Niloofar Rezaie, Bita Bakhshi, Shahin Najar-Peerayeh
The objective of this study was to characterize antimicrobial resistance determinants in relation to antimicrobial susceptibility and genotyping profile in 20 clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae. All of the isolates were resistant to streptomycin. The second most prevalent resistance was observed to trimethoprim (75%), co-trimoxazole (60%), tetracycline (50%), and minocycline (45%). About 50% of the isolates fulfilled the criteria of Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) phenotype. None of the isolates carried tet A, B, C, and, D determinants...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061387/the-role-of-zero-valent-iron-on-the-fate-of-tetracycline-resistance-genes-and-class-1-integrons-during-thermophilic-anaerobic-co-digestion-of-waste-sludge-and-kitchen-waste
#9
Pin Gao, Chaochao Gu, Xin Wei, Xiang Li, Hong Chen, Hanzhong Jia, Zhenhong Liu, Gang Xue, Chunyan Ma
Activated sludge has been identified as a potential significant source of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) to the environment. Anaerobic digestion is extensively used for sludge stabilization and resource recovery, and represents a crucial process for controlling the dissemination of ARGs prior to land application of digested sludge. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of zero valent iron (Fe(0)) on the attenuation of seven representative tetracycline resistance genes (tet, tet(A), tet(C), tet(G), tet(M), tet(O), tet(W), and tet(X)), and the integrase gene intI1 during thermophilic anaerobic co-digestion of waste sludge and kitchen waste...
December 27, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060929/a-single-vector-platform-for-high-level-gene-transduction-of-central-neurons-adeno-associated-virus-vector-equipped-with-the-tet-off-system
#10
Jaerin Sohn, Megumu Takahashi, Shinichiro Okamoto, Yoko Ishida, Takahiro Furuta, Hiroyuki Hioki
Visualization of neurons is indispensable for the investigation of neuronal circuits in the central nervous system. Virus vectors have been widely used for labeling particular subsets of neurons, and the adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector has gained popularity as a tool for gene transfer. Here, we developed a single AAV vector Tet-Off platform, AAV-SynTetOff, to improve the gene-transduction efficiency, specifically in neurons. The platform is composed of regulator and response elements in a single AAV genome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056219/antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli-and-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-miranda-donkey-equus-asinus-an-old-problem-from-a-new-source-with-a-different-approach
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Isabel Carvalho, Rosa Del Campo, Margarida Sousa, Nuno Silva, João Carrola, Catarina Marinho, Tiago Santos, Silvia Carvalho, Miguel Nóvoa, Miguel Quaresma, José Eduardo Pereira, Marta Cobo, Gilberto Igrejas, Patricia Poeta
The Miranda Donkey (Equus asinus) is an endangered asinine from Miranda do Douro region, located in North East of Portugal. We study the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and virulence genes in Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. isolates from these animals. In March 2014, a total of 66 faecal samples were recovered from independent animals. Antibiotic resistance was determined by the disk diffusion method. Carriage of genes codifying for antibiotic resistant and virulent factors was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053961/iron-supplementation-reverses-the-reduction-of-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-hepatic-dna-associated-with-chronic-alcohol-consumption-in-rats
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Stephanie A Tammen, Jung Eun Park, Phil Kyung Shin, Simonetta Friso, Jayong Chung, Sang-Woon Choi
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is known to affect two epigenetic phenomena, DNA methylation and DNA hydroxymethylation, and iron is a cofactor of ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes that catalyze the conversion from methylcytosine to hydroxymethylcytosine. In the present study we aimed to determine the effects of alcohol on DNA hydroxymethylation and further effects of iron on alcohol associated epigenetic changes. METHODS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed either Lieber-DeCarli alcohol diet (36% calories from ethanol) or Lieber-DeCarli control diet along with or without iron supplementation (0...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043375/comparative-dynamics-of-5-methylcytosine-reprogramming-and-tet-family-expression-during-preimplantation-mammalian-development-in-mouse-and-sheep
#13
F Jafarpour, S M Hosseini, S Ostadhosseini, H Abbasi, A Dalman, M H Nasr-Esfahani
Despite previous assumption that paternal active DNA demethylation is an evolutionary conserved phenomenon in mammals, emerging studies in other species, particularly sheep, do not support this issue. Recently, ten eleven translocation (TET) enzymes have been suggested as intermediates in genome-wide DNA demethylation through the iterative conversion of five methylcytosine (5mC) into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC)/5-formylcytosine/5-carboxylcytosine (5caC) derivatives. This study investigated whether TET enzymes and 5mC derivatives are also involved in dynamic reprogramming of early sheep embryos derived by fertilization...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043373/comparison-of-fertility-following-use-of-one-versus-two-intravaginal-progesterone-inserts-in-dairy-cows-without-a-cl-during-a-synchronization-protocol-before-timed-ai-or-timed-embryo-transfer
#14
M H C Pereira, C P Sanches, T G Guida, M C Wiltbank, J L M Vasconcelos
The objective was to evaluate the effect of increased progesterone (P4) during preovulatory follicle growth during timed AI (TAI) or timed embryo transfer (TET) protocols. Lactating dairy cows with no CL and low circulating P4 (≤1.0 ng/mL) were submitted to a protocol using one or two intravaginal P4 implants (controlled intravaginal releasing device [CIDRs]), and were bred to TAI or TET. The low P4 cows for this experiment were identified on nine farms, four utilized TAI (n = 326 of 1160 cows examined), and five utilized TET (n = 445 of 1396)...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040165/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-genetic-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-recovered-from-frozen-game-meat
#15
Rafael H Mateus-Vargas, Viktoria Atanassova, Felix Reich, Günter Klein
The increasing number of antimicrobial resistant Enterobacteriaceae both in veterinary and human medicine, the dissemination of these bacteria in several environments and their possible repercussions on human health is causing concern. Game meat is usually seen as free of antimicrobial resistant bacteria. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current antimicrobial susceptibility status in generic Escherichia coli isolated from packed frozen game meat from a game handling establishment in Germany. A total of 229 E...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032215/a-driver-role-for-gaba-metabolism-in-controlling-stem-and-proliferative-cell-state-through-ghb-production-in-glioma
#16
Elias A El-Habr, Luiz G Dubois, Fanny Burel-Vandenbos, Alexandra Bogeas, Joanna Lipecka, Laurent Turchi, François-Xavier Lejeune, Paulo Lucas Cerqueira Coehlo, Tomohiro Yamaki, Bryan M Wittmann, Mohamed Fareh, Emna Mahfoudhi, Maxime Janin, Ashwin Narayanan, Ghislaine Morvan-Dubois, Charlotte Schmitt, Maité Verreault, Lisa Oliver, Ariane Sharif, Johan Pallud, Bertrand Devaux, Stéphanie Puget, Penelope Korkolopoulou, Pascale Varlet, Chris Ottolenghi, Isabelle Plo, Vivaldo Moura-Neto, Thierry Virolle, Hervé Chneiweiss, Marie-Pierre Junier
Cell populations with differing proliferative, stem-like and tumorigenic states co-exist in most tumors and especially malignant gliomas. Whether metabolic variations can drive this heterogeneity by controlling dynamic changes in cell states is unknown. Metabolite profiling of human adult glioblastoma stem-like cells upon loss of their tumorigenicity revealed a switch in the catabolism of the GABA neurotransmitter toward enhanced production and secretion of its by-product GHB (4-hydroxybutyrate). This switch was driven by succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH) downregulation...
December 28, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030787/dna-demethylation-mediated-by-down-regulated-tets-in-the-testes-of%C3%A2-rare-minnow-gobiocypris-rarus-under-bisphenol-a-exposure
#17
Cong Yuan, Yingying Zhang, Yan Liu, Song Wang, Zaizhao Wang
Inevitable BPA exposure resulted in disturbance of DNA methylation status and our published study suspected that BPA has the potentiality to disturb DNA demethylation and GSH production in Gobiocypris rarus testes. To confirm this conjecture, several experiments were carried out in the present study. Adult male G. rarus was exposed to 1, 15 and 225 μg L(-1) (nominal concentration) BPA for two weeks. The levels of 5-methylcytosine (5mC), 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), glutathione (GSH), and enzyme levels for DNA methylation and GSH synthesis in the testes were detected...
December 21, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030622/effects-of-menthol-supplementation-in-feedlot-cattle-diets-on-the-fecal-prevalence-of-antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli
#18
C C Aperce, R Amachawadi, C L Van Bibber-Krueger, T G Nagaraja, H M Scott, J Vinasco-Torre, J S Drouillard
The pool of antimicrobial resistance determinants in the environment and in the gut flora of cattle is a serious public health concern. In addition to being a source of human exposure, these bacteria can transfer antibiotic resistance determinants to pathogenic bacteria and endanger the future of antimicrobial therapy. The occurrence of antimicrobial resistance genes on mobile genetic elements, such as plasmids, facilitates spread of resistance. Recent work has shown in vitro anti-plasmid activity of menthol, a plant-based compound with the potential to be used as a feed additive to beneficially alter ruminal fermentation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024479/-construction-of-eukaryotic-expression-vector-of-sirna-specific-for-bcr-abl-fusion-gene-and-its-effects-on-k562-cells
#19
Ming Li, Bao-Lin Wang, Li-Na Wang, Ya-Ming Xi
OBJECTIVE: To construct eukaryotic expression vector of siRNA specific for BCR/ABL and to investigate the effect of recombinant plasmid on BCR/ABL and P210 protein expression in K562 cells. METHODS: siRNA(small interfering RNA)was designed according to the Tuschl's principle of Ai-based medicine, and was converted into cDNA coding expression of shRNA(small hairpin RNAs)of siRNA for BCR/ABL fusion gene. The cDNA was synthesized and inserted into plasmid pTER. The pTER117 and pTER363 of recombinant plasmid being eukaryotic expression vector was controlled by the H1 promoter of RNA polymerase III, and identified by the restriction map and the sequence analysis...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012421/distribution-of-tetracycline-resistance-genes-and-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-in-representative-non-urban-sewage-plants-and-correlations-with-treatment-processes-and-heavy-metals
#20
Yan-Bin Xu, Mao-Yu Hou, Ya-Fei Li, Lu Huang, Jing-Jing Ruan, Li Zheng, Qing-Xia Qiao, Qing-Ping Du
The mixed development of livestock breeding and industry in non-urban zones is a very general phenomenon in China. Distribution of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in non-urban sewage treatment systems has not been paid enough attentions. In this study, eleven tetracycline resistance genes (tetA, tetB, tetC, tetE, tetG, tetL, tetM, tetO, tetQ, tetS and tetX), four AmpC β-lactamase genes (EBC, MOX, FOX and CIT) and four heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb) were detected and analyzed in four non-urban sewage plants with different sewage sources and different treatment processes in Guangzhou...
December 9, 2016: Chemosphere
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