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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915612/the-roles-of-ing5-in-gliomas-a-good-marker-for-tumorigenesis-and-a-potential-target-for-gene-therapy
#1
Shuang Zhao, Zhi-Juan Zhao, Hao-Yu He, Ji-Cheng Wu, Xiao-Qing Ding, Lei Yang, Ning Jia, Zhi-Jie Li, Hua-Chuan Zheng
To elucidate the anti-tumor effects and molecular mechanisms of ING5 on glioma cells, we overexpressed it in U87 cells, and examined the phenotypes and their relevant molecules. It was found that ING5 overexpression suppressed proliferation, energy metabolism, migration, invasion, and induced G2/M arrest, apoptosis, dedifferentiation, senescence, mesenchymal- epithelial transition and chemoresistance to cisplatin, MG132, paclitaxel and SAHA in U87 cells. There appeared a lower expression of N-cadherin, Twist, Slug, Zeb1, Zeb2, Snail, Ac-H3, Ac-H4, Cdc2, Cdk4 and XIAP, but a higher expression of Claudin 1, Histones 3 and 4, p21, p53, Bax, β-catenin, PI3K, Akt, and p-Akt in ING5 transfectants...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914393/costunolide-induces-micronuclei-formation-chromosomal-aberrations-cytostasis-and-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#2
Soma Shiva Nageswara Rao Singireesu, Sunil Misra, Sujan Kumar Mondal, Suresh Yerramsetty, Nivedita Sahu, Suresh Babu K
Costunolide (CE) is a sesquiterpene lactone well-known for its antihepatotoxic, antiulcer, and anticancer activities. The present study focused on the evaluation of the cytogenetic toxicity and cellular death-inducing potential of CE in CHO cells, an epithelial cell line derived from normal ovary cells of Chinese hamster. The cytotoxic effect denoting MTT assay has shown an IC50 value of 7.56 μM CE, where 50% proliferation inhibition occurs. The oxidative stress caused by CE was confirmed based on GSH depletion induced cell death, conspicuously absent in N-acetylcysteine (GSH precursor) pretreated cells...
September 15, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899310/influenza-viruses-received-and-tested-by-the-melbourne-who-collaborating-centre-for-reference-and-research-on-influenza-annual-report-2015
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Vivian K Leung, Natalie Spirason, Hilda Lau, Iwona Buettner, Sook-Kwan Leang, Michelle K Chow
As part of its role in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne received a total of 5,557 influenza positive samples during 2015. Viruses were analysed for their antigenic, genetic and antiviral susceptibility properties. In 2015, influenza B viruses predominated over influenza A(H1)pdm09 and A(H3) viruses, accounting for a total of 58% of all viruses analysed. The vast majority of A(H1)pdm09, A(H3) and influenza B viruses analysed at the Centre were found to be antigenically similar to the respective WHO recommended vaccine strains for the Southern Hemisphere in 2015...
June 30, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895052/the-effects-of-periostin-in-a-rat-model-of-isoproterenol-mediated-cardiotoxicity
#4
Mahmut Sözmen, Alparslan K Devrim, Yonca B Kabak, Tuba Devrim, Mert Sudagidan
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein from fasciclin family, and it plays an important role in the cell adhesion, migration, and growth of the organism. Periostin prevents apoptosis while stimulating cardiomyocytes. The present study was designed to investigate cardioprotective effects of the recombinant murine periostin peptide administration in a rat model of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury. The experiment was performed on 84 adult male Sprague Dawley rats in 4 groups (n = 21): control group (1), periostin-treated group (2), ISO-treated group (3), and ISO + periostin-treated group (4)...
September 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884521/a-single-framework-synthetic-antibody-library-containing-a-combination-of-canonical-and-variable-complementarity-determining-regions
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Bharathikumar Vellalore Maruthachalam, Ayman El-Sayad, Jianghai Liu, Wayne Hill, Ashley Sutherland, Landon Pastushok, Humphrey Fonge, Kris Barreto, Clarence Ronald Geyer
Synthetic antibody libraries have been used to generate antibodies with favorable biophysical and pharmacological properties. Here, we describe the design, construction, and validation of a phage-displayed Fab library built on a modified trastuzumab framework with four fixed and two diversified complementarity-determining regions (CDRs). CDRs L1, L2, H1, and H2 were fixed to preserve the most-frequent 'canonical' CDR conformation preferred by the modified trastuzumab Fab framework. The library diversity was engineered within CDRs L3 and H3 using custom-designed trinucleotide phosphoramidite mixes and biased towards human antibody CDR sequences...
September 7, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882854/mutation-of-arabidopsis-smc4-identifies-condensin-as-a-corepressor-of-pericentromeric-transposons-and-conditionally-expressed-genes
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Jing Wang, Todd Blevins, Ram Podicheti, Jeremy R Haag, Ek Han Tan, Feng Wang, Craig S Pikaard
In eukaryotes, transcriptionally inactive loci are enriched within highly condensed heterochromatin. In plants, as in mammals, the DNA of heterochromatin is densely methylated and wrapped by histones displaying a characteristic subset of post-translational modifications. Growing evidence indicates that these chromatin modifications are not sufficient for silencing. Instead, they are prerequisites for further assembly of higher-order chromatin structures that are refractory to transcription but not fully understood...
September 7, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882701/diagnostic-value-of-histone-3-mutations-in-osteoclast-rich-bone-tumors
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Erik Nohr, Lik Hang Lee, Justin M Cates, Marco Perizzolo, Doha Itani
Differentiating osteoclast-rich lesions of bone (giant cell tumor of bone [GCTB], chondroblastoma [CBA], and aneurysmal bone cyst [ABC]) can be challenging, especially in small biopsies or fine needle aspirations. Mutations affecting codons 34 and 36 of either H3 Histone Family Member 3A (H3F3A) and/or 3B (H3F3B) are characteristically seen in GCTB and CBAs. We devised a simple assay to identify these mutations and evaluated its applicability for routine clinical diagnosis. 124 tissue specimens from 108 patients (43 GCTBs, 38 CBAs and 27 ABCs) were collected from the archives of the Calgary Laboratory Services/University of Calgary and Vanderbilt University Medical Center...
September 4, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881723/association-of-high-microvessel-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-low-pten-with-poor-outcome-in-stage-3-neuroblastoma-rationale-for-using-first-in-class-dual-pi3k-brd4-inhibitor-sf1126
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Anat Erdreich-Epstein, Alok R Singh, Shweta Joshi, Francisco M Vega, Pinzheng Guo, Jingying Xu, Susan Groshen, Wei Ye, Melissa Millard, Mihaela Campan, Guillermo Morales, Joseph R Garlich, Peter W Laird, Robert C Seeger, Hiroyuki Shimada, Donald L Durden
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children. Our previous studies showed that the angiogenic integrin αvβ3 was increased in high-risk metastatic (stage 4) NB compared with localized neuroblastomas. Herein, we show that integrin αvβ3 was expressed on 68% of microvessels in MYCN-amplified stage 3 neuroblastomas, but only on 34% (means) in MYCN-non-amplified tumors (p < 0.001; n = 54). PTEN, a tumor suppressor involved in αvβ3 signaling, was expressed in neuroblastomas either diffusely, focally or not at all (immunohistochemistry)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862769/histamine-and-migraine
#9
Hsiangkuo Yuan, Stephen D Silberstein
BACKGROUND: Histamine is an ancient "tissue amine" preceding multicellular organisms. In the central nervous system (CNS), its fibers originate solely from the tuberomammillary nucleus and travel throughout the brain. It is mainly responsible for wakefulness, energy homeostasis, and memory consolidation. Recently, several studies suggest a potential role of histamine in migraine pathogenesis and management. METHODS: Narrative review of current literature regarding histamine and migraine...
September 1, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861757/histamine-h3-inverse-agonist-bf-2649-or-antagonist-with-partial-h4-agonist-activity-clobenpropit-reduces-amyloid-beta-peptide-induced-brain-pathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ranjana Patnaik, Aruna Sharma, Stephen D Skaper, Dafin F Muresanu, José Vicente Lafuente, Rudy J Castellani, Ala Nozari, Hari S Sharma
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the leading causes for disability and death affecting millions of people worldwide. Thus, novel therapeutic strategies are needed to reduce brain pathology associated with AD. In view of increasing awareness regarding involvement of histaminergic pathways in AD, we explored the role of one H3 receptor inverse agonist BF 2649 and one selective H3 receptor antagonist with partial H4 agonist activity in amyloid beta peptide (AβP) infusion-induced brain pathology in a rat model...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859169/the-replication-initiator-protein-of-a-geminivirus-interacts-with-host-monoubiquitination-machinery-and-stimulates-transcription-of-the-viral-genome
#11
Nirbhay Kumar Kushwaha, Mansi Bhardwaj, Supriya Chakraborty
Geminiviruses constitute a group of plant viruses, with a ssDNA genome, whose replication in the nucleus of an infected cell requires the function of geminivirus-encoded replication initiator protein (Rep). Our results suggest that monoubiquitinated histone 2B (H2B-ub) promotes tri-methylation of histone 3 at lysine 4 (H3-K4me3) on the promoter of Chilli leaf curl virus (ChiLCV). We isolated homologues of two major components of the monoubiquitination machinery: UBIQUITIN-CONJUGATING ENZYME2 (NbUBC2) and HISTONE MONOUBIQUITINATION1 (NbHUB1) from N...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855157/h3-k27m-i-mutations-promote-context-dependent-transformation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-runx1-alterations
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Bernhard Lehnertz, Yu Wei Zhang, Isabel Boivin, Nadine Mayotte, Elisa Tomellini, Jalila Chagraoui, Vincent-Philippe Lavallée, Josée Hébert, Guy Sauvageau
Neomorphic missense mutations affecting crucial lysine residues in histone H3 genes significantly contribute to a variety of solid cancers. Despite the high prevalence of H3(K27M) mutations in pediatric glioblastoma and their well-established impact on global histone H3 lysine 27 di and trimethylation (H3K27me2/3), the relevance of these mutations has not been studied in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Here, we report the first identification of H3(K27M) and H3(K27I) mutations in AML patients. We find that these lesions are major determinants of reduced H3K27me2/3 in these patients and that they associate with common aberrations in the RUNX1 gene...
August 30, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852907/functional-role-of-suv39h1-in-human-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-under-high-glucose-ambiance
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Jiayi Wang, Wenzhe Yan, Xiaofei Peng, Yafeng Jiang, Liyu He, Youming Peng, Xian Chen, Muyao Ye, Hui Zhuo
SUV39H1, the histone methyltransferase (HMTase) of histone H3 lysine 9 trimethylation (H3K9me3), is a known transcriptional repressor of inflammatory genes. The effect of SUV39H1 on inflammatory gene promoters under high-glucose stimulation in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), macrophages, and cardiomyocytes has been studied, but how SUV39H1 functions in renal tubules under diabetic conditions is unclear. Renal biopsy specimens of ten diabetic nephropathy (DN) subjects and seven non-DN minimal change diseases (MCD) subjects were collected...
August 29, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852847/distinct-molecular-profile-of-diffuse-cerebellar-gliomas
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Masashi Nomura, Akitake Mukasa, Genta Nagae, Shogo Yamamoto, Kenji Tatsuno, Hiroki Ueda, Shiro Fukuda, Takayoshi Umeda, Tomonari Suzuki, Ryohei Otani, Keiichi Kobayashi, Takashi Maruyama, Shota Tanaka, Shunsaku Takayanagi, Takahide Nejo, Satoshi Takahashi, Koichi Ichimura, Taishi Nakamura, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Yoshitaka Narita, Motoo Nagane, Keisuke Ueki, Ryo Nishikawa, Junji Shibahara, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Nobuhito Saito
Recent studies have demonstrated that tumor-driving alterations are often different among gliomas that originated from different brain regions and have underscored the importance of analyzing molecular characteristics of gliomas stratified by brain region. Therefore, to elucidate molecular characteristics of diffuse cerebellar gliomas (DCGs), 27 adult, mostly glioblastoma cases were analyzed. Comprehensive analysis using whole-exome sequencing, RNA sequencing, and Infinium methylation array (n = 17) demonstrated their distinct molecular profile compared to gliomas in other brain regions...
August 29, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840475/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-entinostat-ms-275-restores-anesthesia-induced-alteration-of-inhibitory-synaptic-transmission-in-the-developing-rat-hippocampus
#15
Srdjan M Joksimovic, Hari Prasad Osuru, Azra Oklopcic, Mark P Beenhakker, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, Slobodan M Todorovic
Recent evidence strongly supports the idea that common general anesthetics (GAs) such as isoflurane (Iso) and nitrous oxide (N2O; laughing gas), as well as sedative drugs such as midazolam are neurotoxic for the developing mammalian brain having deleterious effects on neural circuits involved in cognition, learning and memory. However, to date, very little is known about epigenetic mechanisms involved in GA-induced plasticity of synaptic transmission in the hippocampus, the main memory-processing region in the brain...
August 24, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831743/recurrent-establishment-of-de-novo-centromeres-in-the-pericentromeric-region-of-maize-chromosome-3
#16
Hainan Zhao, Zixian Zeng, Dal-Hoe Koo, Bikram S Gill, James A Birchler, Jiming Jiang
Centromeres can arise de novo from non-centromeric regions, which are often called "neocentromeres." Neocentromere formation provides the best evidence for the concept that centromere function is not determined by the underlying DNA sequences, but controlled by poorly understood epigenetic mechanisms. Numerous neocentromeres have been reported in several plant and animal species. However, it has been elusive how and why a specific chromosomal region is chosen to be a new centromere during the neocentromere activation events...
August 22, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830157/beyond-born-oppenheimer-theory-for-ab-initio-constructed-diabatic-potential-energy-surfaces-of-singlet-h3-to-study-reaction-dynamics-using-coupled-3d-time-dependent-wave-packet-approach
#17
Sandip Ghosh, Saikat Mukherjee, Bijit Mukherjee, Souvik Mandal, Rahul Sharma, Pinaki Chaudhury, Satrajit Adhikari
The workability of beyond Born-Oppenheimer theory to construct diabatic potential energy surfaces (PESs) of a charge transfer atom-diatom collision process has been explored by performing scattering calculations to extract accurate integral cross sections (ICSs) and rate constants for comparison with most recent experimental quantities. We calculate non-adiabatic coupling terms among the lowest three singlet states of H3(+) system (1(1)A('), 2(1)A('), and 3(1)A(')) using MRCI level of calculation and solve the adiabatic-diabatic transformation equation to formulate the diabatic Hamiltonian matrix of the same process [S...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820589/investigation-of-nonadiabatic-effects-for-the-vibrational-spectrum-of-a-triatomic-molecule-the-use-of-a-single-potential-energy-surface-with-distance-dependent-masses-for-h3
#18
Ralph Jaquet, Mykhaylo V Khoma
On the basis of first-principles, the influence of nonadiabatic effects on the vibrational bound states of H3(+) has been investigated using distance-dependent reduced masses and only one single potential energy surface. For these new vibrational calculations, potentials based on explicitly correlated wave functions are used where, in addition, adiabatic corrections and relativistic contributions are taken into account. For the first time, several different fully distance-dependent reduced mass surfaces in three dimensions have been incorporated in the vibrational calculations...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819071/genetic-and-non-genetic-factors-associated-with-protein-abundance-of-flavin-containing-monooxygenase-3-in-human-liver
#19
Meijuan Xu, Deepak Kumar Bhatt, Catherine K Yeung, Katrina G Claw, Amarjit S Chaudhry, Andrea Gaedigk, Robin E Pearce, Ulrich Broeckel, Roger Gaedigk, Debbie Nickerson, Erin Schuetz, Allan E Rettie, Steven Leeder, Kenneth E Thummel, Bhagwat Prasad
Hepatic flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) metabolizes a broad array of nucleophilic heteroatom (e.g., N or S)-containing xenobiotics (e.g., amphetamine, sulindac, benzydamine, ranitidine, tamoxifen, nicotine, and ethioniamide), as well as endogenous compounds (e.g., catecholamine and trimethylamine). To predict the effect of genetic and non-genetic factors on the hepatic metabolism of FMO3 substrates, we quantified FMO3 protein abundance in human liver microsomes (HLM; n=445) by LC-MS/MS proteomics. Genotyping/gene-resequencing, mRNA expression, and functional activity (with benzydamine as a probe substrate) of FMO3 were also performed...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806224/bromodomain-containing-protein-4-activates-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-1-7-transcription-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons-to-mediate-thermal-hyperalgesia-in-rats
#20
Ming-Chun Hsieh, Yu-Cheng Ho, Cheng-Yuan Lai, Hsueh-Hsiao Wang, An-Sheng Lee, Jen-Kun Cheng, Yat-Pang Chau, Hsien-Yu Peng
BACKGROUND: Bromodomain-containing protein 4 binds acetylated promoter histones and promotes transcription; however, the role of bromodomain-containing protein 4 in inflammatory hyperalgesia remains unclear. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received hind paw injections of complete Freund's adjuvant to induce hyperalgesia. The dorsal root ganglia were examined to detect changes in bromodomain-containing protein 4 expression and the activation of genes involved in the expression of voltage-gated sodium channel 1...
August 11, 2017: Anesthesiology
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