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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454428/the-regulation-of-proteins-associated-with-the-cytoskeleton-by-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-during-hepatocarcinogenesis
#1
Fanyun Kong, Hongjuan You, Renxian Tang, Kuiyang Zheng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major malignant disease worldwide, and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the primary causes for this type of cancer. Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is a non-structural protein encoded by the viral genome that has significant effects on the pathogenesis of HCC. With the development of high-throughput assays and technologies, the abnormal HBx-induced expression of certain cellular proteins with assorted biological functions has been investigated. These target proteins identified by various methods include specific proteins associated with the cellular cytoskeleton, which contribute to HBx-induced hepatocarcinogenesis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453519/homozygous-arhgef2-mutation-causes-intellectual-disability-and-midbrain-hindbrain-malformation
#2
Ethiraj Ravindran, Hao Hu, Scott A Yuzwa, Luis R Hernandez-Miranda, Nadine Kraemer, Olaf Ninnemann, Luciana Musante, Eugen Boltshauser, Detlev Schindler, Angela Hübner, Hans-Christian Reinecker, Hans-Hilger Ropers, Carmen Birchmeier, Freda D Miller, Thomas F Wienker, Christoph Hübner, Angela M Kaindl
Mid-hindbrain malformations can occur during embryogenesis through a disturbance of transient and localized gene expression patterns within these distinct brain structures. Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor (ARHGEF) family members are key for controlling the spatiotemporal activation of Rho GTPase, to modulate cytoskeleton dynamics, cell division, and cell migration. We identified, by means of whole exome sequencing, a homozygous frameshift mutation in the ARHGEF2 as a cause of intellectual disability, a midbrain-hindbrain malformation, and mild microcephaly in a consanguineous pedigree of Kurdish-Turkish descent...
April 28, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449397/differential-proteome-profiling-in-the-hippocampus-of-amnesic-mice
#3
Meghraj Singh Baghel, Mahendra Kumar Thakur
Amnesia or memory loss is associated with brain aging and several neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer's disease (AD). This can be induced by a cholinergic antagonist scopolamine, but the underlying molecular mechanism is poorly understood. The present study of proteome profiling in the hippocampus could provide conceptual insights into the molecular mechanisms involved in amnesia. To reveal this, mice were administered scopolamine to induce amnesia and memory impairment was validated by novel object recognition test...
April 27, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448920/the-effect-of-equiaxial-stretching-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-and-mechanical-properties-of-human-adipose-stem-cells
#4
Sanni Virjula, Feihu Zhao, Joni Leivo, Sari Vanhatupa, Joose Kreutzer, Ted J Vaughan, Anna-Maija Honkala, Marlitt Viehrig, Conleth A Mullen, Pasi Kallio, Laoise M McNamara, Susanna Miettinen
Although mechanical cues are known to affect stem cell fate and mechanobiology, the significance of such stimuli on the osteogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of long-term mechanical stimulation on the attachment, osteogenic differentiation and mechanical properties of hASCs. Tailor-made, pneumatic cell stretching devices were used to expose hASCs to cyclic equiaxial stretching in osteogenic medium. Cell attachment and focal adhesions were visualised using immunocytochemical vinculin staining on days 3 and 6, and the proliferation and alkaline phosphatase activity, as a sign of early osteogenic differentiation, were analysed on days 0, 6 and 10...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448008/a-protocol-for-using-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer-fret-force-biosensors-to-measure-mechanical-forces-across-the-nuclear-linc-complex
#5
Paul T Arsenovic, Kranthidhar Bathula, Daniel E Conway
The LINC complex has been hypothesized to be the critical structure that mediates the transfer of mechanical forces from the cytoskeleton to the nucleus. Nesprin-2G is a key component of the LINC complex that connects the actin cytoskeleton to membrane proteins (SUN domain proteins) in the perinuclear space. These membrane proteins connect to lamins inside the nucleus. Recently, a Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)-force probe was cloned into mini-Nesprin-2G (Nesprin-TS (tension sensor)) and used to measure tension across Nesprin-2G in live NIH3T3 fibroblasts...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446721/senp3-grants-tight-junction-integrity-and-cytoskeleton-architecture-in-mouse-sertoli-cells
#6
Di Wu, Chun-Jie Huang, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Xiao-Fei Jiao, Xiao-Ming Liu, Nuruliarizki Shinta Pandupuspitasari, Rahim Dad Brohi, Li-Jun Huo
Germ cells develop in a sophisticated immune privileged microenvironment provided by specialized junctions contiguous the basement membrane of the adjacent Sertoli cells that constituted the blood-testis barrier (BTB) in seminiferous epithelium of testis in mammals. Deciphering the molecular regulatory machinery of BTB activity is central to improve male fertility and the role of post-translational modification including SUMOylation pathway is one of the key factors. Herein, we unveiled the mystery of the SUMO-2/3 specific protease SENP3 (Sentrin-specific protease 3) in BTB dynamics regulation...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446705/diverse-integrin-adhesion-stoichiometries-caused-by-varied-actomyosin-activity
#7
Natalia A Bulgakova, Jutta Wellmann, Nicholas H Brown
Cells in an organism are subjected to numerous sources of external and internal forces, and are able to sense and respond to these forces. Integrin-mediated adhesion links the extracellular matrix outside cells to the cytoskeleton inside, and participates in sensing, transmitting and responding to forces. While integrin adhesion rapidly adapts to changes in forces in isolated migrating cells, it is not known whether similar or more complex responses occur within intact, developing tissues. Here, we studied changes in integrin adhesion composition upon different contractility conditions in Drosophila embryonic muscles...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445761/live-cell-super-resolution-reveals-f-actin-and-plasma-membrane-dynamics-at-the-t-cell-synapse
#8
George W Ashdown, Garth L Burn, David J Williamson, Elvis Pandžić, Ruby Peters, Michael Holden, Helge Ewers, Lin Shao, Paul W Wiseman, Dylan M Owen
The cortical actin cytoskeleton has been shown to be critical for the reorganization and heterogeneity of plasma membrane components of many cells, including T cells. Building on previous studies at the T cell immunological synapse, we quantitatively assess the structure and dynamics of this meshwork using live-cell superresolution fluorescence microscopy and spatio-temporal image correlation spectroscopy. We show for the first time, to our knowledge, that not only does the dense actin cortex flow in a retrograde fashion toward the synapse center, but the plasma membrane itself shows similar behavior...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445756/membrane-mechanics-of-primary-afferent-neurons-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglia-of-rats
#9
Hirosato Kanda, Jianguo G Gu
Membrane mechanics is an important biological factor regulating many cellular functions including cell motility, intercellular and intracellular signaling, gene expression, and membrane ion channel activity. Primary afferent neurons transduce sensory information about temperature, touch, and pain. These sensory functions may be profoundly affected by the states of primary afferent neuron mechanics. However, membrane mechanics of primary afferent neurons is largely unknown. In this study, we established the optical trapping technique for determining membrane mechanics of cultured primary afferent neurons of the dorsal root ganglia (DRG)...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445605/high-throughput-cell-mechanical-phenotyping-for-label-free-titration-assays-of-cytoskeletal-modifications
#10
Stefan Golfier, Philipp Rosendahl, Alexander Mietke, Maik Herbig, Jochen Guck, Oliver Otto
The mechanical fingerprint of cells is inherently linked to the structure of the cytoskeleton and can serve as a label free marker for cell homeostasis or pathologic states. How cytoskeletal composition affects the physical response of cells to external loads has been intensively studied with a spectrum of techniques, yet quantitative and statistically powerful investigations in the form of titration assays are hampered by the low throughput of most available methods. In this study, we employ real-time deformability cytometry (RT-DC), a novel microfluidic tool to examine the effects of biochemically modified F-actin and microtubule stability and nuclear chromatin structure on cell deformation in a human leukemia cell line (HL60)...
April 26, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445157/lim-kinases-cofilin-and-beyond
#11
Chloé Prunier, Renaud Prudent, Reuben Kapur, Karin Sadoul, Laurence Lafanechère
LIM kinases are common downstream effectors of several signalization pathways and function as a signaling node that controls cytoskeleton dynamics through the phosphorylation of the cofilin family proteins. These last 10 years, several reports indicate that the functions of LIM kinases are more extended than initially described and, specifically, that LIM kinases also control microtubule dynamics, independently of their regulation of actin microfilament. In this review we analyze the data supporting these conclusions and the possible mechanisms that could be involved in the control of microtubules by LIM kinases...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442638/deep-sequencing-of-the-transcriptome-in-the-anterior-pituitary-of-heifers-before-and-after-ovulation
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Kiran Pandey, Yoichi Mizukami, Kenji Watanabe, Syuiti Sakaguti, Hiroya Kadokawa
We aimed to determine gene expression patterns in the anterior pituitary (AP) of heifers before and after ovulation via deep sequencing of the transcriptome (RNA-seq) to identify new genes and clarify important pathways. Heifers were slaughtered on the estrus day (pre-ovulation; n=5) or 3 days after ovulation (post-ovulation; n=5) for AP collection. We randomly selected 4 pre-ovulation and 4 post-ovulation APs, and the ribosomal RNA-depleted poly (A)+RNA were prepared to assemble next-generation sequencing libraries...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442051/cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-ceo2-nps-improve-the-developmental-competence-of-in-vitro-matured-prepubertal-ovine-oocytes
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F Ariu, L Bogliolo, A Pinna, L Malfatti, P Innocenzi, L Falchi, D Bebbere, S Ledda
The present study investigated whether supplementation with different doses of cerium dioxide nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) during in vitro maturation (IVM) of prepubertal ovine oocytes influenced their embryonic development in vitro. Cumulus-oocyte complexes derived from the ovaries of slaughtered prepubertal sheep underwent IVM with CeO2NPs (0, 44, 88 or 220µg mL(-1)). Matured oocytes were fertilised in vitro and zygotes were cultured for 7 days. The results demonstrated that CeO2NPs were internalised in the cumulus cells and not in the oocyte...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442050/lonidamine-ethyl-ester-mediated-remodelling-of-the-sertoli-cell-cytoskeleton-induces-phosphorylation-of-plakoglobin-and-promotes-its-interaction-with-%C3%AE-catenin-at-the-blood-testis-barrier
#14
Dolores D Mruk, Michele Bonanomi, Bruno Silvestrini
Several compounds affect male fertility by disrupting the adhesion of germ cells to Sertoli cells, which results in the release of undeveloped germ cells into the seminiferous tubule lumen that are incapable of fertilising the ovum. Indazole carboxylic acids are one class of compounds exhibiting such effects and they have been investigated as non-hormonal contraceptives for potential human use. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of lonidamine-ethyl ester, an indazole carboxylic acid, on spermatogenesis and cell junctions, in particular, desmosomes...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441569/the-cytoskeleton-autophagy-connection
#15
REVIEW
David J Kast, Roberto Dominguez
Actin cytoskeleton dynamics play vital roles in most forms of intracellular trafficking by promoting the biogenesis and transport of vesicular cargoes. Mounting evidence indicates that actin dynamics and membrane-cytoskeleton scaffolds also have essential roles in macroautophagy, the process by which cellular waste is isolated inside specialized vesicles called autophagosomes for recycling and degradation. Branched actin polymerization is necessary for the biogenesis of autophagosomes from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane...
April 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440466/mir-200a-targets-gelsolin-a-novel-mechanism-regulating-secretion-of-microvesicles-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#16
Ya Xu, Yanfen Zhang, Lujing Wang, Ruiqi Zhao, Yu Qiao, Dong Han, Qian Sun, Nazhen Dong, Yicong Liu, Dantong Wu, Xuemei Zhang, Ning Huang, Ning Ma, Weiming Zhao, Yanhong Liu, Xu Gao
Microvesicle biogenesis is a highly regulated process. Aberrant release of microvesicles from cancer cells have been associated with their invasiveness and prognosis. However, the mechanism of aberrant release remains poorly understood. Herein, we found that hepatocellular carcinoma cells shed more microvesicles than normal hepatocytes and miR-200a were shown to inhibit the release of microvesicles in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Then, we confirmed that miR-200a might target Gelsolin and change cytoskeleton to regulate microvesicles secretion...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439872/are-non-muscle-actin-isoforms-functionally-equivalent
#17
REVIEW
Aleksandra Simiczyjew, Katarzyna Pietraszek-Gremplewicz, Antonina Joanna Mazur, Dorota Nowak
Actin is highly conserved and it is the most widespread protein in eukaryotic cells. One of the most important features of actin, which allows it to have many different functions, is its ability to polymerize and interact with many other proteins. Actins are the major constituent of the actin cytoskeleton, which is an important system that is involved in various aspects of cell function, including cell motility, structure, integrity, regulation of signal transduction and transcription. Six mammal actin isoforms are highly conserved and share common functions...
April 25, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439067/perfluorooctanesulfonate-pfos-induced-sertoli-cell-injury-through-a-disruption-of-f-actin-and-microtubule-organization-is-mediated-by-akt1-2
#18
Ying Gao, Haiqi Chen, Xiang Xiao, Wing-Yee Lui, Will M Lee, Dolores D Mruk, C Yan Cheng
PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonate, or perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) is an anthropogenic fluorosurfactant widely used in consumer products. While its use in Europe, Canada and the U.S. has been banned due to its human toxicity, it continues to be used in China and other developing countries as a global pollutant. Herein, using an in vitro model of Sertoli cell blood-testis barrier (BTB), PFOS was found to induce Sertoli cell injury by perturbing actin cytoskeleton through changes in the spatial expression of actin regulatory proteins...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438675/integrating-cell-biology-and-proteomic-approaches-in-plants
#19
Tomáš Takáč, Olga Šamajová, Jozef Šamaj
Significant improvements of protein extraction, separation, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics nurtured advancements of proteomics during the past years. The usefulness of proteomics in the investigation of biological problems can be enhanced by integration with other experimental methods from cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and other omics approaches including transcriptomics and metabolomics. This review aims to summarize current trends integrating cell biology and proteomics in plant science...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438671/alkaline-ph-induces-irr-mediated-phosphorylation-of-irs-1-and-actin-cytoskeleton-remodeling-in-a-pancreatic-beta-cell-line
#20
Igor E Deyev, Nadezhda V Popova, Oxana V Serova, Svetlana V Zhenilo, Marì Regoli, Eugenio Bertelli, Alexander G Petrenko
Secretion of mildly alkaline (pH 8.0-8.5) juice to intestines is one of the key functions of the pancreas. Recent reports indicate that the pancreatic duct system containing the alkaline juice may adjoin the endocrine cells of pancreatic islets. We have previously identified the insulin receptor-related receptor (IRR) that is expressed in islets as a sensor of mildly alkaline extracellular media. In this study, we show that those islet cells that are in contact with the excretory ducts are also IRR-expressing cells...
April 21, 2017: Biochimie
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