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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937749/heterooctamolybdate-based-clusters-h3-cp-rh-4pmo8o32-and-h5-na2-cp-ir-4pmo8o34-and-derived-hybrid-nanomaterials-with-efficient-electrocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution-reaction-activity
#1
Vikram Singh, Pengtao Ma, Michael G B Drew, Jingyang Niu, Jingping Wang, Guo-Xin Jin
Polyoxometalates (POMs), emerging as a new class of porous molecular materials, play a promising role in homo- and heterogeneous catalysis. Among them, noble-metal-decorated POMs have a profound impact as catalytic materials. Thus, it is imperative to design and structurally explore new catalysts including noble metals. Herein, two new clusters, H3[(Cp*Rh)4PMo8O32]·14H2O (1) and H5[Na2(Cp*Ir)4PMo8O34]·13H2O (2) (Cp* = pentamethylcyclopentadienyl), based on a heterooctamolybdate anionic core were successfully obtained via a one-pot reaction using [Cp*MCl2]2 [M = Rh (1) and Ir (2)] and Na2MoO4 in acidic conditions...
September 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934509/yeast-caf-1-assembles-histone-h3-h4-2-tetramers-prior-to-dna-deposition
#2
Duane D Winkler, Hui Zhou, Mohd A Dar, Zhiguo Zhang, Karolin Luger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934504/accumulation-of-histone-variant-h3-3-with-age-is-associated-with-profound-changes-in-the-histone-methylation-landscape
#3
Andrey Tvardovskiy, Veit Schwämmle, Stefan J Kempf, Adelina Rogowska-Wrzesinska, Ole N Jensen
Deposition of replication-independent histone variant H3.3 into chromatin is essential for many biological processes, including development and reproduction. Unlike replication-dependent H3.1/2 isoforms, H3.3 is expressed throughout the cell cycle and becomes enriched in postmitotic cells with age. However, lifelong dynamics of H3 variant replacement and the impact of this process on chromatin organization remain largely undefined. Using quantitative middle-down proteomics we demonstrate that H3.3 accumulates to near saturation levels in the chromatin of various mouse somatic tissues by late adulthood...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925507/-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-and-ezh2-inhibitor-gsk343-have-similar-inhibitory-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action-on-colorectal-cancer-cells
#4
Le Ying, Feng Yan, Bryan R G Williams, Ping Xu, Xin Li, Yueling Zhao, Yiqun Hu, Yuefei Wang, Dakang Xu, Jing Dai
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a type of catechin. It exhibits excellent antioxidant effects and anti-tumor activities for cancer chemoprevention. The mechanism of anti-tumor effects of EGCG on different cancers has been studied for the past few decades, but remains controversial. To investigate the potential role that EGCG may play in the epigenetic regulation of colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line, we integrated bioinformatics analysis with experimental validation. We found that levels of the enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) were significantly higher in CRC tissues compared to normal adjacent tissues, based on the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) data portal...
September 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925391/ezh2-contributes-to-the-response-to-parp-inhibitors-through-its-parp-mediated-poly-adp-ribosylation-in-breast-cancer
#5
H Yamaguchi, Y Du, K Nakai, M Ding, S-S Chang, J L Hsu, J Yao, Y Wei, L Nie, S Jiao, W-C Chang, C-H Chen, Y Yu, G N Hortobagyi, M-C Hung
Inhibitors against poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) are promising targeted agents currently used to treat BRCA-mutant ovarian cancer and are in clinical trials for other cancer types, including BRCA-mutant breast cancer. To enhance the clinical response to PARP inhibitors (PARPis), understanding the mechanisms underlying PARPi sensitivity is urgently needed. Here, we show enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), an enzyme that catalyzes H3 lysine trimethylation and associates with oncogenic function, contributes to PARPi sensitivity in breast cancer cells...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923203/epigenetic-silencing-of-mirna-34a-in-human-cholangiocarcinoma-via-ezh2-and-dna-methylation-impact-on-regulation-of-notch-pathway
#6
Hyunjoo Kwon, Kyoungsub Song, Chang Han, Jinqiang Zhang, Lu Lu, Weina Chen, Tong Wu
Aberrant expression and regulation of miRNAs have been implicated in multiple stages of tumorigenic processes. The current study was designed to explore the biological function and epigenetic regulation of miR-34a in human cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Our data show that the expression of miR-34a is decreased significantly in CCA cells compared with non-neoplastic biliary epithelial cells. Forced overexpression of miR-34a in CCA cells inhibited their proliferation and clonogenic capacity in vitro, and suppressed tumor xenograft growth in severe combined immunodeficiency mice...
October 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919959/chromosome-mapping-in-abracris-flavolineata-de-geer-1773-orthoptera-from-the-igua%C3%A3-u-national-park-foz-do-igua%C3%A3-u-paran%C3%A3-brazil
#7
Mariana Bozina Pine, Raquel Bozini Gallo, Carlos Roberto Maximiano da Silva, Larissa Forim Pezenti, Fernando Campos De Domenico, Vilma Loreto, Renata da Rosa
In this paper, we present the cytomolecular analysis of a population of Abracris flavolineata collected in the largest fragment of the Brazilian Atlantic forest, the Iguaçu National Park. The diploid number in males was 23 (22+X0), with two large pairs (1-2), 7 medium (3-9), 2 small (10-11) and the X chromosome of medium size. Heterochromatic blocks were evident in the pericentromeric regions of all chromosomes. Heterogeneity in the distribution of heterochromatin was observed, with a predominance of DAPI(+) blocks...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914393/costunolide-induces-micronuclei-formation-chromosomal-aberrations-cytostasis-and-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#8
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/28912274/structure-mechanism-and-regulation-of-polycomb-repressive-complex-2
#9
Lindsay E Moritz, Raymond C Trievel
Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) methylates lysine 27 in histone H3, a modification associated with epigenetic gene silencing. This complex plays a fundamental role in regulating cellular differentiation and development, and PRC2 overexpression and mutations have been implicated in numerous cancers. In this review, we examine recent studies elucidating the first crystal structures of the PRC2 core complex, yielding seminal insights into its catalytic mechanism, substrate specificity, allosteric regulation, and inhibition by a class of small molecules that are currently undergoing cancer clinical trials...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898989/role-of-histone-h3k27-trimethylation-loss-as-a-marker-for-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-fine-needle-aspiration-and-small-biopsy-specimens
#10
Jeffrey K Mito, Xiaohua Qian, Leona A Doyle, Jason L Hornick, Vickie Y Jo
Objectives: Accurate diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is often challenging on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or core needle biopsy. Recurrent mutations in EED and SUZ12, which encode subunits of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), have been identified in 70% to 92% of MPNSTs; PRC2 inactivation leads to loss of trimethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3). We evaluated the utility of H3K27me3 immunohistochemistry for distinguishing MPNST from its cytomorphologic mimics...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895052/the-effects-of-periostin-in-a-rat-model-of-isoproterenol-mediated-cardiotoxicity
#11
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/28894190/novel-detection-of-post-translational-modifications-in-human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-after-chronic-alcohol-exposure-role-of-inflammation-regulator-h4k12ac
#12
Tiyash Parira, Gloria Figueroa, Alejandra Laverde, Gianna Casteleiro, Mario E Gomez Hernandez, Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Marisela Agudelo
Previous reports on epigenetic mechanisms involved in alcohol abuse have focus on hepatic and neuronal regions, leaving the immune system and specifically monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDCs) understudied. Our lab has previously shown histone deacetylases are modulated in cells derived from alcohol users and after in vitro acute alcohol treatment of human MDDCs. In the current study, we developed a novel screening tool using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MALDI-FT-ICR MS) and single cell imaging flow cytometry to detect post-translational modifications (PTMs) in human MDDCs due to chronic alcohol exposure...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890859/association-of-aescin-with-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins-studied-by-dft-calculations-and-spectroscopic-methods
#13
Ana I Ramos, Pedro D Vaz, Susana S Braga, Artur M S Silva
Background: Aescin, a natural mixture of saponins occurring in Aesculus hippocastanum, exhibits important flebotonic properties, being used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency in legs. The inclusion of aescin into cyclodextrins (CDs) is a technical solution for its incorporation into the textile of stockings, but details of the physicochemistry of these host-guest systems are lacking. This work investigates the inclusion of aescin into the cavities of two native cyclodextrins, β-CD and γ-CD. Results: The continuous variation method applied to aqueous-phase (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) has demonstrated that the preferred CD/aescin inclusion stoichiometries are 2:1 with β-CD and 1:1 with γ-CD...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884521/a-single-framework-synthetic-antibody-library-containing-a-combination-of-canonical-and-variable-complementarity-determining-regions
#14
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/28882701/diagnostic-value-of-histone-3-mutations-in-osteoclast-rich-bone-tumors
#15
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/28880421/diffuse-midline-gliomas-with-histone-h3-k27m-mutation-a-rare-case-with-pnet-like-appearance-and-neuropil-like-islands
#16
Yue Gao, Yang-Yang Feng, Juan-Han Yu, Qing-Chang Li, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang
Diffuse midline glioma with histone H3-K27M mutation is a new tumor entity defined by the 2016 WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System. A 51-year-old Chinese woman presented with neck pain for a month. Subsequent MRI revealed an intramedullary neoplasm extending from C5 to C7. Histologically, the cellular area of the tumor was composed of primitive, poorly differentiated, small cells with scant cytoplasm, nuclear molding, and brisk mitotic activity, exhibiting PNET-like appearance, while in the hypocellular area, oligodendroglioma-like cells were observed...
September 6, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877470/strong-clonal-relatedness-between-serum-and-gut-iga-despite-different-plasma-cell-origins
#17
Rasmus Iversen, Omri Snir, Maria Stensland, José E Kroll, Øyvind Steinsbø, Ilma R Korponay-Szabó, Knut E A Lundin, Gustavo A de Souza, Ludvig M Sollid
Mucosal antigens induce generation of lamina propria plasma cells (PCs) that secrete dimeric immunoglobulin A (IgA) destined for transport across the epithelium. In addition, blood contains monomeric IgA. To study the relationship between mucosal and systemic antibody responses, we took advantage of celiac disease patient samples for isolation of gut PCs as well as serum IgA and IgG reactive with a gluten-derived peptide or the autoantigen transglutaminase 2. Proteomic analysis of serum IgA revealed antigen-specific V-gene preferences, which matched those found in gut PCs...
September 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876495/accessing-stable-magnesium-acyl-compounds-reductive-cleavage-of-esters-by-magnesium-i-dimers
#18
Aaron J Boutland, Carlos A Lamsfus, Brant Maitland, Laurent Maron, Andreas Stasch, Cameron Jones
The first examples of magnesium acyls, [(Nacnac)Mg{μ-C(Ph)O}(μ-OR)Mg(Nacnac)] (R=Me, tBu or Ph; Nacnac=[HC(MeCNAr)2 ](-) ; Ar=C6 H2 Me3 -2,4,6 ((Mes) Nacnac), C6 H3 Et2 -2,6 ((Dep) Nacnac), C6 H3 iPr2 -2,6 ((Dip) Nacnac)), have been prepared by reductive cleavage of a series of esters using dimeric magnesium(I) reducing agents, [{(Nacnac)Mg}2 ]. Crystallographic studies reveal the complexes to be dimeric, being bridged by both phenyl-acyl and alkoxide/aryloxide fragments. The crystal structures, combined with results of spectroscopic and computational studies suggest that the nature of the acyl ligands within these complexes should be viewed as lying somewhere between anionic umpolung acyl and oxo-carbene...
September 6, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874519/a-histone-code-reader-and-a-transcriptional-activator-interact-to-regulate-genes-for-salt-tolerance
#19
Wei Wei, Jian-Jun Tao, Hao-Wei Chen, Qing-Tian Li, Wan-Ke Zhang, Biao Ma, Qing Lin, Jin-Song Zhang, Shou-Yi Chen
Plant homeodomain (PHD) finger proteins are involved in various developmental processes and stress responses. They recognize and bind to epigenetically modified histone H3 'tail' and function as 'histone code readers'. Here we report that GmPHD6 reads low methylated histone H3K4me0/1/2 but not H3K4me3 with its N-terminal domain instead of the PHD finger. GmPHD6 does not possess transcriptional regulatory ability but has DNA-binding ability. Through the PHD finger, GmPHD6 interacts with its co-activator, LHP1-1/2 to form a transcriptional activation complex...
September 5, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871293/modular-total-syntheses-of-mycolactone-a-b-and-its-2-h-isotopologue
#20
Sarah Saint-Auret, Hajer Abdelkafi, Didier Le Nouen, Laure Guenin-Macé, Caroline Demangel, Philippe Bisseret, Nicolas Blanchard
A modular total synthesis of mycolactone A/B, the exotoxin produced by Mycobacterium ulcerans, has been achieved through the orchestration of several Pd-catalyzed key steps. While this route leads to a mixture of the natural product and its C12 epimer (4 : 1 ratio), this was inconsequential from the biological activity standpoint. Compared to the previously reported routes, this synthetic blueprint allows the late-stage modification of the toxin, as exemplified by the preparation of [22,22,22-(2)H3]-mycolactone A/B...
September 20, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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