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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928725/the-neurospora-crassa-pp2a-regulatory-subunits-rgb1-and-b56-are-required-for-proper-growth-and-development-and-interact-with-the-ndr-kinase-cot1
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Hila Shomin-Levi, Oded Yarden
COT1 is the founding member of the highly conserved nuclear Dbf2-related (NDR) Ser/Thr kinase family and plays a role in the regulation of polar growth and development in Neurospora crassa and other fungi. Changes in COT1 phosphorylation state have been shown to affect hyphal elongation, branching, and conidiation. The function of NDR protein kinases has been shown to be regulated by type 2A protein phosphatases (PP2As). PP2As are heterotrimers comprised of a catalytic and scaffolding protein along with an interchangeable regulatory subunit involved in determining substrate specificity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928085/pdz-domain-containing-protein-1-pdzk1-a-modulator-of-membrane-proteins-is-regulated-by-the-nuclear-receptor-thr%C3%AE
#2
Celio Ferreira, Katharina Prestin, Janine Hussner, Uwe Zimmermann, Henriette E Meyer Zu Schwabedissen
Genome wide association studies revealed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) located within the promoter of PDZ domain containing protein 1 (PDZK1) to be associated with serum uric acid levels. Since modulation of transporters and particularly of membrane proteins involved in uric acid handling by PDZK1 has previously been reported, the aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the polymorphisms rs1967017, rs1471633, and rs12129861 on promoter activity and thereby transcription of PDZK1. Cell-based reporter gene assays showed transactivation of the PDZK1-promoter by triiodothyronine mediated by thyroid hormone receptors (THR) α and β...
September 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927496/occupational-strain-as-a-risk-for-hip-osteoarthritis
#3
Annekatrin Bergmann, Ulrich Bolm-Audorff, Daniel Krone, Andreas Seidler, Falk Liebers, Johannes Haerting, Alice Freiberg, Susanne Unverzagt
BACKGROUND: Multiple epidemiological studies have revealed an association between occupational physical strain and the risk of developing hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: To determine the association between the lifting and carrying of heavy loads or other physically demanding work and the risk of hip osteoarthritis (HOA) or total hip replacement (THR), we systematically searched the literature for primary studies on the effects of exposure to physical strain and meta-analytically reviewed the results that were amenable to comparisons across studies...
September 4, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922684/-rbc-transfusion-triggers-in-orthopaedic-lower-limb-arthroplasty
#4
Dirk Holten, Peter Zaar, Stefan Kessler
Introduction We implemented a hospital-wide mandatory RBC transfusion trigger checklist based on the haemoglobin level transfusion thresholds recommended by the German federal physicians board. Transfusion triggers, transfusion rates and hospital LOS in orthopaedic lower limb arthroplasty were compared before and after implementation of the transfusion trigger checklist. The goal was to evaluate the effect of this single and easy-to-implement intervention on transfusion rates in orthopaedic lower limb arthroplasty...
September 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922368/a-tree-of-life-based-on-ninety-eight-expressed-genes-conserved-across-diverse-eukaryotic-species
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Pawan Kumar Jayaswal, Vivek Dogra, Asheesh Shanker, Tilak Raj Sharma, Nagendra Kumar Singh
Rapid advances in DNA sequencing technologies have resulted in the accumulation of large data sets in the public domain, facilitating comparative studies to provide novel insights into the evolution of life. Phylogenetic studies across the eukaryotic taxa have been reported but on the basis of a limited number of genes. Here we present a genome-wide analysis across different plant, fungal, protist, and animal species, with reference to the 36,002 expressed genes of the rice genome. Our analysis revealed 9831 genes unique to rice and 98 genes conserved across all 49 eukaryotic species analysed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920676/changes-in-amino-acid-profile-in-roots-of-glyphosate-resistant-and-susceptible-soybean-glycine-max-induced-by-foliar-glyphosate-application
#6
Carlos Alberto Moldes, Miguel Angel Cantarelli, José Manuel Camiña, Siu Mui Tsai, Ricardo A Azevedo
Amino acid profiles are useful to analyze the responses to glyphosate in susceptible and resistant soybean lines. Comparisons of profiles for 10 amino acids (Asp, Asn, Glu, Gln, Ser, His, Gly, Thr, Tyr, Leu) by HPLC in soybean roots were performed in two near isogenic pairs (four varieties). Foliar application of glyphosate was applied in soybean plants after 5 weeks of seeding. Roots of four varieties were collected at 0 and 72 h after glyphosate application (AGA) for amino acids analysis by HPLC. Univariate analysis showed a significant increasing of several amino acids in susceptible as well as resistant soybean lines; however, amino acids from carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) metabolism, such as Asp, Asn, Glu and Gln, and Ser, increased significantly in susceptible varieties at 72 h AGA...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919041/a-split-abl-kinase-for-direct-activation-in-cells
#7
Juan E Diaz, Charles W Morgan, Catherine E Minogue, Alexander S Hebert, Joshua J Coon, James A Wells
To dissect the cellular roles of individual kinases, it is useful to design tools for their selective activation. We describe the engineering of a split-cAbl kinase (sKin-Abl) that is rapidly activated in cells with rapamycin and allows temporal, dose, and compartmentalization control. Our design strategy involves an empirical screen in mammalian cells and identification of split site in the N lobe. This split site leads to complete loss of activity, which can be restored upon small-molecule-induced dimerization in cells...
August 24, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917522/does-physical-activity-change-following-hip-and-knee-replacement-matched-case-control-study-evaluating-physical-activity-scale-for-the-elderly-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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T O Smith, M Mansfield, J Dainty, G Hilton, C J V Mann, C M Sackley
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether physical activity measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE), changes during the initial 24 months post-total hip (THR) or knee replacement (TKR), and how this compares to a matched non-arthroplasty cohort. DESIGN: Case-controlled study analysis of a prospectively collected dataset. SETTING: USA community-based. PARTICIPANTS: 116 people post-THR, 105 people post-TKR compared to 663 people who had not undergone THR or TKR, or had hip or knee osteoarthritis...
September 13, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917519/endoscopic-or-arthroscopic-iliopsoas-tenotomy-for-iliopsoas-impingement-followingtotal-hip-replacement-a-prospective-multicenter-64-case-series
#9
W Guicherd, N Bonin, T Gicquel, J E Gedouin, X Flecher, M Wettstein, M Thaunat, N Prevost, E Ollier, O May
INTRODUCTION: Impingement between the acetabular component and the iliopsoas tendon is a cause of anterior pain after total hip replacement (THR). Treatment can be non-operative, endoscopic or arthroscopic, or by open revision of the acetabular component. Few studies have assessed these options. The present study hypothesis was that endo/arthroscopic treatment provides rapid pain relief with a low rate of complications. METHODS: A prospective multicenter study included 64 endoscopic or arthroscopic tenotomies for impingement between the acetabular component and the iliopsoas tendon, performed in 8 centers...
September 13, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915641/reevaluation-of-atr-signaling-in-primary-resting-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-evidence-for-pro-survival-or-pro-apoptotic-function
#10
Maxime Beyaert, Eliza Starczewska, Ana Cristina González Pérez, Nicolas Vanlangendonck, Pascale Saussoy, Gaëlle Tilman, Anne De Leener, Marie-Christiane Vekemans, Eric Van Den Neste, Françoise Bontemps
ATM, primarily activated by DNA double-strand breaks, and ATR, activated by single-stranded DNA, are master regulators of the cellular response to DNA damage. In primary chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells, ATR signaling is considered to be switched off due to ATR downregulation. Here, we hypothesized that ATR, though expressed at low protein level, could play a role in primary resting CLL cells after genotoxic stress. By investigating the response of CLL cells to UV-C irradiation, a prototypical activator of ATR, we could detect phosphorylation of ATR at Thr-1989, a marker for ATR activation, and also observed that selective ATR inhibitors markedly decreased UV-C-induced phosphorylation of ATR targets, including H2AX and p53...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913402/midterm-analysis-of-the-selexys-cup-with-ceramic-inlay
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Tamas Halasi, David Kieser, Christopher M A Frampton, Gary J Hooper
BACKGROUND: Ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) articulations in total hip replacement (THR) has been accepted as giving reliable mid-term results; however recent studies have reported higher revision rates of some implants. This study analyses the nationwide results of the seleXys TPS cup and the Bionit2 liner (Mathys, Bettlach, Switzerland) with respect to implant survival, cause for revision and mortality rates compared to other CoC articulations using the same stem. METHODS: Utilising the New Zealand Joint Registry, we compared the seleXys TPS cup with Bionit2 liner used with an uncemented Twinsys femoral stem to every other uncemented CoC THR using the same stem...
September 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912360/influence-of-past-injurious-exercise-on-fiber-type-specific-acute-anabolic-response-to-resistance-exercise-in-skeletal-muscle
#12
Ryo Takagi, Riki Ogasawara, Junya Takegaki, Arata Tsutaki, Koichi Nakazato, Naokata Ishii
We investigated influence of past injurious exercise on anabolic response of skeletal muscle fibers to resistance exercise (RE). Wistar rats were divided into exercise (E) and exercise after injury (I-E) groups. At age 10 wk, the right gastrocnemius muscle in each rat in the I-E group was subjected to strenuous eccentric contractions. Subsequently, RE was imposed on the same muscle of each rat at 14 wk of age in both groups. Peak joint torque and total force generation per body mass during RE were similar between the groups...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911860/glucose-elicits-serine-threonine-kinase-vrk1-to-phosphorylate-nuclear-pregnane-x-receptor-as-a-novel-hepatic-gluconeogenic-signal
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Saki Gotoh, Yuu Miyauchi, Rick Moore, Masahiko Negishi
Low glucose stimulated phosphorylation of pregnane X receptor (PXR) at Ser(350) in correlation with an increased gluconeogenesis in human hepatoma-derived HepG2 cells. Only glucose, but neither insulin nor glucagon, stimulated this phosphorylation. Here, serine/threonine kinase, vaccinia related kinase 1 (VRK1)-mediated phosphorylation of PXR is now defined as this glucose-elicited novel signal. In low glucose conditions, VRK1 directly phosphorylates PXR at Ser(350), enabling PO3-PXR to scaffold protein phosphatase PP2Cα...
September 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911185/identification-of-a-new-gene-yecc-involved-in-threonine-export-in-escherichia-coli
#14
Yiran Xu, Yongfei Liu, Feiran Li, Guoqiang Cao, Ping Zheng, Jibin Sun, Jianping Wen, Dawei Zhang
Threonine (Thr), an essential amino acid for mammals, has expanded its application to industries with fast-growing market demand. One factor that limits the production of L-threonine by microbial fermentation is the lack of an effective export system. This study proposes a method based on isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) to determine potential Thr excretion proteins. Proteomics analysis revealed that an ABC family transport protein named YecC was upregulated in response to Thr addition...
September 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911178/naturally-occurring-amino-acids-in-helix-10-of-the-thyroid-hormone-receptor-mediate-isoform-specific-th-gene-regulation
#15
Vitor M S Pinto, Svetlana Minakhina, Shuiqing Qiu, Aniket Sidhaye, Michael P Brotherton, Amy Suhotliv, Fredric E Wondisford
Thyroid hormone (TH) action is mediated by the products of two genes, TH receptor (THR)α (THRA) and THRβ (THRB) that encode several closely related receptor isoforms with differing tissue distributions. The vast majority of THR isoform-specific effects are thought to be due to tissue-specific differences in THR isoform expression levels. We investigated the alternative hypothesis that intrinsic functional differences among THR isoforms mediate these tissue-specific effects. To achieve the same level of expression of each isoform, we created tagged THR isoforms and tested their DNA and functional properties in vitro...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903364/kif7-attenuates-prostate-tumor-growth-through-lkb1-mediated-akt-inhibition
#16
Kai Yau Wong, Jing Liu, Kwok Wah Chan
This study investigated kinesin family member 7 (KIF7) expression and function in prostate cancer (PCa). Our results showed that KIF7 was significantly downregulated in PCa, compared with normal, benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate intraepithelial neoplasia tissues, partially through promoter hypermethylation. We further investigated the effects of KIF7 coiled coil (CC) domain and motor domain (MD) on PCa development in vitro and in vivo. Our results showed that KIF7-CC but not KIF7-MD significantly attenuated proliferation and colony formation, impeded migration and invasion, induced apoptosis and sensitized PCa cells to paclitaxel...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901679/laser-initiated-radical-trifluoromethylation-of-peptides-and-proteins-and-its-application-to-mass-spectrometry-based-protein-footprinting
#17
Ming Cheng, Bojie Zhang, Weidong Cui, Michael L Gross
We describe a novel, laser-initiated radical trifluoromethylation for protein footprinting and establish its broad residue coverage. *CF3 reacts with 18 of 20 common amino acids including Gly, Ala, Ser, Thr, Asp, Glu that are relatively "silent" with *OH. This new approach to footprinting is a bridge between trifluoromethylation in materials and medicinal chemistry and structural biology and biotechnology. Its application to a membrane protein and to myoglobin show that the approach is sensitive to protein conformational change and solvent accessibility...
September 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900077/-the-spectrum-of-mutations-in-genes-associated-with-resistance-to-rifampicin-isoniazid-and-fluoroquinolones-in-the-clinical-strains-of-m-tuberculosis-reflects-the-transmissibility-of-mutant-clones
#18
A Ergeshov, S N Andreevskaya, E E Larionova, T G Smirnova, L N Chernousova
To study the transmissibility of drug resistant mutant clones, M. tuberculosis samples were isolated from the patients of the clinical department and the polyclinic of the Central TB Research Institute (n = 1455) for 2011-2014. A number of clones were phenotypically resistant to rifampicin (n = 829), isoniazid (n = 968), and fluoroquinolones (n = 220). We have detected 21 resistance-associated variants in eight codons of rpoB, six variants in three codons of katG, three variants in two positions of inhA, four variants in four positions of ahpC, and nine variants in five codons of gyrA, which were represented in the analyzed samples with varied frequencies...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890133/expanding-the-kinome-world-a-new-protein-kinase-family-widely-conserved-in-bacteria
#19
Hien-Anh Nguyen, Takla El Khoury, Sébastien Guiral, Maria-Halima Laaberki, Marie-Pierre Candusso, Frédéric Galisson, Anne-Emmanuelle Foucher, Salsabil Kesraoui, Lionel Ballut, Sylvain Vallet, Cédric Orelle, Laure Zucchini, Juliette Martin, Adeline Page, Jihad Attieh, Nushin Aghajari, Christophe Grangeasse, Jean-Michel Jault
Fine-tuning of signaling pathways is essential for cells to cope with sudden environmental variations. This delicate balance is maintained in particular by protein kinases that control the activity of target proteins by reversible phosphorylation. In addition to homologous eukaryotic enzymes, bacteria have evolved some specific Ser/Thr/Tyr protein kinases without any structural resemblance to their eukaryotic counterparts. Here, we show that a previously identified family of ATPases, broadly conserved among bacteria, is in fact a new family of protein kinases with a Ser/Thr/Tyr kinase activity...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887406/maize-npf6-proteins-are-homologs-of-arabidopsis-chl1-that-are-selective-for-both-nitrate-and-chloride
#20
Zhengyu Wen, Stephen Tyerman, Julie Dechorgnat, Evgenia Ovchinnikova, Kanwarpal Dhugga, Brent N Kaiser
Nitrate uptake by plant cells requires both high and low-affinity transport activities. Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana, At) nitrate transporter 1/peptide transporter family (NPF) 6.3 is a dual-affinity plasma membrane transport protein that has both high and low-affinity functions. At-NPF6.3 imports and senses nitrate and is regulated by phosphorylation at Thr-101 (T101). A detailed functional analysis of two maize (Zea mays, Zm) homologs of At-NPF6.3 (Zm-NPF6.6 and Zm-NPF6.4) showed that Zm-NPF6.6 was a pH dependent non-biphasic high-affinity nitrate-specific transport protein...
September 8, 2017: Plant Cell
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