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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349547/heterologous-expression-of-two-aspergillus-niger-feruloyl-esterases-in-trichoderma-reesei-for-the-production-of-ferulic-acid-from-wheat-bran
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Liangkun Long, Haoyuan Zhao, Dafan Ding, Meijuan Xu, Shaojun Ding
Feruloyl esterase (FAE)-encoding genes AnfaeA and AnfaeB were isolated from Aspergillus niger 0913. For overexpression of the two genes in Trichoderma reesei, constitutive and inductive expression plasmids were constructed based on parental plasmid pAg1-H3. The constructed plasmids contained AnfaeA or AnfaeB gene under the control of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase A gene (gpdA) promoter (from A. nidulans) or cellobiohydrolases I (cbh I) gene promoter (from T. reesei), and cbh I terminator from T. reesei...
January 18, 2018: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344257/involvement-of-soluble-b7-h3-in-combination-with-the-serum-inflammatory-cytokines-interleukin-17-8-and-6-in-the-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Fenghuang Xu, Junzhu Yi, Feifei Wang, Weiwei Wang, Zhuoya Wang, Jiangnan Xue, Xiying Luan
Previous studies have demonstrated that B7-H3, and the inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-17, IL-8 and IL-6, are involved in the development of a variety of tumors. The objectives of the present study were: i) To investigate the association between soluble B7-H3 (sB7-H3) and cytokine levels of IL-17, IL-8 and IL-6 in the serum of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); and ii) to determine their potential value for use in HCC diagnosis. Serum sB7-H3, IL-17, IL-8 and IL-6 levels in the HCC patients and healthy control subjects were measured using ELISA...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339053/upregulation-of-nlrp3-via-stat3-dependent-histone-acetylation-contributes-to-painful-neuropathy-induced-by-bortezomib
#3
Cui-Cui Liu, Zhu-Xi Huang, Xiao Li, Kai-Feng Shen, Meng Liu, Han-Dong Ouyang, Su-Bo Zhang, Yu-Ting Ruan, Xiao-Long Zhang, Shao-Ling Wu, Wen-Jun Xin, Chao Ma
Painful neuropathy, as a severe side effect of chemotherapeutic bortezomib, is the most common reason for treatment discontinuation. However, the mechanism by which administration of bortezomib leads to painful neuropathy remains unclear. In the present study, we found that application of bortezomib significantly increased the expression of NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) and phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) in dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Intrathecal injection of NLRP3 siRNA significantly prevented the mechanical allodynia induced by bortezomib treatment, and intrathecal injection of recombinant adeno-associated virus vector encoding NLRP3 markedly decreased paw withdrawal threshold of naive rats...
January 12, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327125/icariin-improves-cognitive-impairment-after-traumatic-brain-injury-by-enhancing-hippocampal-acetylation
#4
Zi-Gang Zhang, Xin Wang, Jin-Hai Zai, Cai-Hua Sun, Bing-Chun Yan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of icariin (ICA) on the cognitive impairment induced by traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice and the underlying mechanisms related to changes in hippocampal acetylation level. METHODS: The modifified free-fall method was used to establish the TBI mouse model. Mice with post-TBI cognitive impairment were randomly divided into 3 groups using the randomised block method (n=7): TBI (vehicle-treated), low-dose (75 mg/kg) and high-dose (150 mg/kg) of ICA groups...
January 9, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325226/citrullinated-histone-h3-a-biomarker-of-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-predicts-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-cancer-patients
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Lisa-Marie Mauracher, Florian Posch, Kimberly Martinod, Ella Grilz, Thomas Däullary, Lena Hell, Christine Brostjan, Christoph Zielinski, Cihan Ay, Denisa D Wagner, Ingrid Pabinger, Johannes Thaler
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are decondensed chromatin fibers which might play a role in the prothrombotic state of cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: Here we investigated whether citrullinated histone H3 (H3Cit), a biomarker for NET formation, cell-free DNA (cfDNA), and nucleosomes predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients. PATIENTS/METHODS: Nine-hundred-forty-six patients with newly-diagnosed cancer or progression after remission were enrolled in this prospective observational cohort study...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322246/de-novo-variants-in-setd1b-are-associated-with-intellectual-disability-epilepsy-and-autism
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Takuya Hiraide, Mitsuko Nakashima, Kaori Yamoto, Tokiko Fukuda, Mitsuhiro Kato, Hiroko Ikeda, Yoko Sugie, Kazushi Aoto, Tadashi Kaname, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Tsutomu Ogata, Naomichi Matsumoto, Hirotomo Saitsu
SETD1B (SET domain containing 1B) is a component of SET1 histone methyltransferase complex, which mediates the methylation of histone H3 on lysine 4 (H3K4). Here, we describe two unrelated individuals with de novo variants in SETD1B identified by trio-based whole exome sequencing: c.5524C>T, p.(Arg1842Trp) and c.5575C>T, p.(Arg1859Cy). The two missense variants occurred at evolutionarily conserved amino acids and are located within the SET domain, which plays a pivotal role in catalyzing histone methylation...
January 10, 2018: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322235/-interrater-reliability-and-clinical-impact-of-the-post-ureteroscopic-lesion-scale-puls-grading-system-for-ureteral-lesions-after-ureteroscopy-results-of-the-german-prospective-multicenter-buster-project
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M May, M Schönthaler, C Gilfrich, I Wolff, J Peter, A Miernik, H-M Fritsche, M Burger, M Schostak, S Lebentrau
BACKGROUND: The Post-ureteroscopic Lesion Scale (PULS) was designed as a standardized classification system for ureteral lesions after uretero(reno)scopy (URS). This study evaluates its routine use and a possible clinical impact based on a representative patient cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of 307 patients in 14 German centers within the BUSTER project were used to test 3 hypotheses (H): PULS score shows a high interrater reliability (IRR) after independent assessment by urologic surgeon and assistance personnel (H1); PULS score is correlated with the frequency of postoperative complications during hospital stay (H2); post-URS stenting of the ureter is associated with higher PULS scores (H3)...
January 10, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318784/divalproex-sodium-modulates-nuclear-localization-of-ataxin-3-and-prevents-cellular-toxicity-caused-by-expanded-ataxin-3
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Zi-Jian Wang, Aoife Hanet, Daniel Weishäupl, Inês M Martins, Anna S Sowa, Olaf Riess, Thorsten Schmidt
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), also known as Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), is an autosomal dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disorder and the most common form of SCA worldwide. It is caused by the expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) tract in the ataxin-3 protein. Nuclear localization of the affected protein is a key event in the pathology of SCA3 via affecting nuclear organization, transcriptional dysfunction, and seeding aggregations, finally causing neurodegeneration and cell death...
January 9, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316653/synergistic-association-of-valproate-and-resveratrol-reduces-brain-injury-in-ischemic-stroke
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Lara Faggi, Giuseppe Pignataro, Edoardo Parrella, Vanessa Porrini, Antonio Vinciguerra, Pasquale Cepparulo, Ornella Cuomo, Annamaria Lanzillotta, Mariana Mota, Marina Benarese, Paolo Tonin, Lucio Annunziato, PierFranco Spano, Marina Pizzi
Histone deacetylation, together with altered acetylation of NF-κB/RelA, encompassing the K310 residue acetylation, occur during brain ischemia. By restoring the normal acetylation condition, we previously reported that sub-threshold doses of resveratrol and entinostat (MS-275), respectively, an activator of the AMP-activated kinase (AMPK)-sirtuin 1 pathway and an inhibitor of class I histone deacetylases (HDACs), synergistically elicited neuroprotection in a mouse model of ischemic stroke. To improve the translational power of this approach, we investigated the efficacy of MS-275 replacement with valproate, the antiepileptic drug also reported to be a class I HDAC blocker...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315624/prenatal-alcohol-exposure-increases-histamine-h3-receptor-mediated-inhibition-of-glutamatergic-neurotransmission-in-rat-dentate-gyrus
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Rafael K Varaschin, Nyika A Allen, Martina J Rosenberg, C Fernando Valenzuela, Daniel D Savage
BACKGROUND: We have reported that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE)-induced deficits in dentate gyrus, long-term potentiation (LTP), and memory are ameliorated by the histamine H3 receptor inverse agonist ABT-239. Curiously, ABT-239 did not enhance LTP or memory in control offspring. Here, we initiated an investigation of how PAE alters histaminergic neurotransmission in the dentate gyrus and other brain regions employing combined radiohistochemical and electrophysiological approaches in vitro to examine histamine H3 receptor number and function...
December 5, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307484/atomic-structure-of-type-vi-contractile-sheath-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Osman Salih, Shaoda He, Sara Planamente, Lasse Stach, James T MacDonald, Eleni Manoli, Sjors H W Scheres, Alain Filloux, Paul S Freemont
Pseudomonas aeruginosa has three type VI secretion systems (T6SSs), H1-, H2-, and H3-T6SS, each belonging to a distinct group. The two T6SS components, TssB/VipA and TssC/VipB, assemble to form tubules that conserve structural/functional homology with tail sheaths of contractile bacteriophages and pyocins. Here, we used cryoelectron microscopy to solve the structure of the H1-T6SS P. aeruginosa TssB1C1 sheath at 3.3 Å resolution. Our structure allowed us to resolve some features of the T6SS sheath that were not resolved in the Vibrio cholerae VipAB and Francisella tularensis IglAB structures...
December 21, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306286/sub-doppler-slit-jet-infrared-spectroscopy-of-astrochemically-relevant-cations-symmetric-%C3%AE-1-and-antisymmetric-%C3%AE-6-nh-stretching-modes-in-nd2h2
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Chih-Hsuan Chang, David J Nesbitt
Sub-Doppler infrared rovibrational transitions in the symmetric (v1) and antisymmetric (v6) NH stretch modes of the isotopomerically substituted ND2H2+ ammonium cation are reported for the first time in a slit jet discharge supersonic expansion spectrometer. The partially H/D substituted cation is generated by selective isotopic exchange of ND3 with H2O to form NHD2, followed by protonation with H3+ formed in the NHD2/H2/Ne slit-jet discharge expansion environment. Rotational assignment for ND2H2+ is confirmed rigorously by four line ground state combination differences, which agree to be within the sub-Doppler precision in the slit jet (∼9 MHz)...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304031/the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-valproic-acid-exerts-a-synergistic-cytotoxicity-with-the-dna-damaging-drug-ellipticine-in-neuroblastoma-cells
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Tereza Cerna, Jan Hrabeta, Tomas Eckschlager, Eva Frei, Heinz H Schmeiser, Volker M Arlt, Marie Stiborová
Neuroblastoma (NBL) originates from undifferentiated cells of the sympathetic nervous system. Chemotherapy is judged to be suitable for successful treatment of this disease. Here, the influence of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor valproate (VPA) combined with DNA-damaging chemotherapeutic, ellipticine, on UKF-NB-4 and SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells was investigated. Treatment of these cells with ellipticine in combination with VPA led to the synergism of their anticancer efficacy. The effect is more pronounced in the UKF-NB-4 cell line, the line with N-myc amplification, than in SH-SY5Y cells...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299126/hdac-inhibition-as-a-treatment-concept-to-combat-temsirolimus-resistant-bladder-cancer-cells
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Eva Juengel, Ramin Najafi, Jochen Rutz, Sebastian Maxeiner, Jasmina Makarevic, Frederik Roos, Igor Tsaur, Axel Haferkamp, Roman A Blaheta
Introduction: Although the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) might be a promising molecular target to treat advanced bladder cancer, resistance develops under chronic exposure to an mTOR inhibitor (everolimus, temsirolimus). Based on earlier studies, we proposed that histone deacetylase (HDAC) blockade might circumvent resistance and investigated whether HDAC inhibition has an impact on growth of bladder cancer cells with acquired resistance towards temsirolimus. Results: The HDAC inhibitor valproic acid (VPA) significantly inhibited growth, proliferation and caused G0/G1 phase arrest in RT112res and UMUC-3res...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298422/winged-eye-induces-transdetermination-of-drosophila-imaginal-disc-by-acting-in-concert-with-a-histone-methyltransferase-su-var-3-9
#15
Keita Masuko, Naoyuki Fuse, Kanae Komaba, Tomonori Katsuyama, Rumi Nakajima, Hirofumi Furuhashi, Shoichiro Kurata
Drosophila imaginal disc cells exhibit a remarkable ability to convert cell fates in response to various perturbations, a phenomenon called transdetermination (TD). We previously identified winged eye (wge) as a factor that induces eye-to-wing TD upon overexpression in eye imaginal discs, but the molecular mechanisms underlying TD have remained largely unclear. Here, we found that wge induces various histone modifications and enhances the methylation of Lys9 on histone H3 (H3K9), a feature of heterochromatin...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297465/telomere-repeats-induce-domains-of-h3k27-methylation-in-neurospora
#16
Kirsty Jamieson, Kevin J McNaught, Tereza Ormsby, Neena A Leggett, Shinji Honda, Eric U Selker
Development in higher organisms requires selective gene silencing, directed in part by di-/trimethylation of lysine 27 on histone H3 (H3K27me2/3). Knowledge of the cues that control formation of such repressive Polycomb domains is extremely limited. We exploited natural and engineered chromosomal rearrangements in the fungus Neurospora crassa to elucidate the control of H3K27me2/3. Analyses of H3K27me2/3 in strains bearing chromosomal rearrangements revealed both position-dependent and position-independent facultative heterochromatin...
January 3, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288941/development-of-novel-%C3%AE-carboline-based-hydroxamate-derivatives-as-hdac-inhibitors-with-antiproliferative-and-antimetastatic-activities-in-human-cancer-cells
#17
Yong Ling, Jing Guo, Qiuxing Yang, Peng Zhu, Jiefei Miao, Weijie Gao, Yanfu Peng, Jiaying Yang, Kun Xu, Biao Xiong, Gongqing Liu, Jinhua Tao, Lin Luo, Qing Zhu, Yanan Zhang
A series of novel β-carboline-based hydroxamate derivatives 12a-k were designed and synthesized, and their biological activities in a series of in vitro assays were evaluated. Several of these β-carboline derivatives not only showed excellent HDAC1/3/6 inhibitory effects, but also displayed significant antitumor activities against five human cancer cells. The most potent compound 12f demonstrated the highest anticancer potency against cancer cell lines with IC50 values of 0.53-1.56 μM, which was considerably more potent than harmine (IC50 = 46...
December 20, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283025/polycomb-repressive-complex-2-emerging-roles-in-the-central-nervous-system
#18
Pei-Pei Liu, Ya-Jie Xu, Zhao-Qian Teng, Chang-Mei Liu
The polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is responsible for catalyzing both di- and trimethylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27me2/3). The subunits of PRC2 are widely expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). PRC2 as well as H3K27me2/3, play distinct roles in neuronal identity, proliferation and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells, neuronal morphology, and gliogenesis. Mutations or dysregulations of PRC2 subunits often cause neurological diseases. Therefore, PRC2 might represent a common target of different pathological processes that drive neurodegenerative diseases...
December 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280615/elusive-scorpionates-c3-symmetric-formally-dianionic-facially-tridentate-ligands
#19
Wei-Jia Su, Lan-Chang Liang
The reaction of AlCl3 with [(2-HO-3,5-tBu2C6H2)3P] (H3[O3P]) results in AlCl[O3PH] ([O3PH]2- = [(2-O-3,5-tBu2C6H2)3PH]2-), which is a zwitterionic molecule containing an unprecedented C3-symmetric but formally dianionic chelate. Derivatization of [O3PH]2- gives [O3PR]2- (R = hydrocarbon), demonstrating the development of a novel class of long elusive scorpionates.
December 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280084/the-effect-of-nesfatin-1-on-food-intake-in-neonatal-chicks-role-of-crf1-crf2-and-h1-h3-receptors
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Hooman Heidarzadeh, Morteza Zendehdel, Vahab Babapour, Hasan Gilanpour
The present study was designed to determine the effect of central injection of Nesfatin-1 and corticotropin and histaminergic systems on food intake in neonatal meat-type chicks. In this study, 7 experiments were designed, each with 4 treatment groups. In experiment 1, four groups of chicks received the ICV injection of (A) phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), (B) Nesfatin-1 (10 ng), (C) Nesfatin-1 (20 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng). In experiment 2, (A) PBS, (B) Astressin-B (CRF1/CRF2 receptors antagonist; 30 µg), (C) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 + Astressin-B were injected...
December 26, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
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