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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224245/regulation-of-c-myc-transcriptional-activity-by-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-stimulated-clone-22
#1
Ling Zheng, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Yuka Nakajo, Akinobu Nakano, Mitsuyasu Kato
C-MYC stimulates cell proliferation through the suppression of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors including P15 (CDKN2B) and P21 (CDKN1A). It also activates E-box-mediated transcription of various target genes including telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) that is involved in cellular immortality and tumorigenesis. Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1)-stimulated clone 22 (TSC-22/TSC22D1) encodes a highly conserved leucine zipper protein that is induced by various stimuli, including TGF-β. TSC-22 inhibits cell growth in mammalian cells and in Xenopus embryos...
December 10, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224158/methylation-specific-pcr
#2
João Ramalho-Carvalho, Rui Henrique, Carmen Jerónimo
Cytosine methylation is a DNA modification generally associated with transcriptional silencing. Factors that regulate methylation have been linked to human disease, yet how they contribute to malignancies remains largely unknown. Methylation of DNA can change the functional state of regulatory regions, but does not change the Watson-Crick base pairing of cytosine. Moreover, sequence symmetry of CpGs enables propagation of the methyl mark through cell division. This potential for inheritance coupled with the fact that DNA methylation patterns change during development and disease partially explains the interest in DNA methylation as a memory module...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224150/bisulphite-sequencing-of-chromatin-immunoprecipitated-dna-bischip-seq
#3
Clare Stirzaker, Jenny Z Song, Aaron L Statham, Susan J Clark
Epigenetic regulation plays a critical role in gene expression, cellular differentiation, and disease. There is a complex interplay between the different layers of epigenetic information, including DNA methylation, nucleosome positions, histone modifications, histone variants, and other important epigenetic regulators. The different modifications do not act independently of each other and their relationship plays an important role in governing the regulation of the epigenome. Of these, DNA methylation is the best-studied epigenetic modification in mammals...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224020/association-between-glcci1-promoter-polymorphism-rs37972-and-post-transplant-hypertension-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#4
Aki Mafune Hamada, Izumi Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Nakada, Akimitsu Kobayashi, Yusuke Koike, Jun Miki, Hiroki Yamada, Yudo Tanno, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Hiroyasu Yamamoto, Mitsuyoshi Urashima, Takashi Yokoo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Post-transplant hypertension is highly prevalent in renal transplant recipients and is a risk factor for graft loss, cardiovascular disease and death. Glucocorticoid is used to prevent rejection, but simultaneously increases the risk of post-transplant hypertension. The glucocorticoid-induced transcript 1 (GLCCI1) promoter polymorphism (rs37972) has been reported to be associated with response to glucocorticoid therapy in asthma. We therefore examined the association between GLCCI1 promoter polymorphism and post-transplant hypertension in renal transplant recipients...
December 8, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223976/zinc-detoxification-a-functional-genomics-and-transcriptomics-analysis-in-drosophila-melanogaster-cultured-cells
#5
Stephanie E Mohr, Kirstin Rudd, Yanhui Hu, Wei R Song, Quentin Gilly, Michael Buckner, Benjamin E Housden, Colleen Kelley, Jonathan Zirin, Rong Tao, Gabriel Amador, Katarzyna Sierzputowska, Aram Comjean, Norbert Perrimon
Cells require some metals, such as zinc and manganese, but excess levels of these metals can be toxic. As a result, cells have evolved complex mechanisms for maintaining metal homeostasis and surviving metal intoxication. Here, we present the results of a large-scale functional genomic screen in Drosophila cultured cells for modifiers of zinc chloride toxicity, together with transcriptomics data for wildtype or genetically zinc-sensitized cells challenged with mild zinc chloride supplementation. Altogether, we identified 47 genes for which knockdown conferred sensitivity or resistance to toxic zinc or manganese chloride treatment, and more than 1800 putative zinc-responsive genes...
December 9, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223877/transcriptomic-analyses-reveal-complex-and-interconnected-sucrose-signaling-cascades-in-developing-seeds-of-castor-bean
#6
Bin Wang, Yang Zhang, Mohammad Enamul Haque, Wei Xu, Fei Li, Aizhong Liu
Seeds are highly specific organs that strongly sink sucrose resources from leaf and stem tissues to trigger seed metabolism and development. In particular, for heterotrophic non-green seeds, the potential molecular mechanism underlying sucrose-driven seed development remains unanswered. Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.), a typical non-green seed, has been considered as a model plant for seed biology study in dicotyledonous plants due to its heterotrophic seeds with persistent endosperms. In the present study, the fast-developing castor bean seeds were treated with exogenous sucrose and mannitol for four hours...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223793/overexpression-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-65-in-glioblastoma-predicts-poor-patient-prognosis
#7
Hong-Xiang Wang, Yi-Hong Chen, Jin-Xu Zhou, Xin-Yu Hu, Cong Tan, Yong Yan, Qi-Lin Huang, Jun-Yan Shen, Han-Chong Xu, Feng Li, Zhen-Yu Gong, Tao Xu, Ju-Xiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: G-protein-coupled receptors 65 (GPR65), identified as an acid-sensing receptor, is overexpressed in several malignancies and promote tumor development. Our aim was to investigate the expression and prognostic value of GPR65 in glioblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined the expression of GPR65 protein using immunohistochemistry in tissue microarrays containing 11 Grade I, 107 Grade II, 47 Grade III, and 102 Grade IV gliomas and 16 normal brains...
November 29, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223733/mitochondrial-pore-opening-and-loss-of-ca2-exchanger-nclx-levels-occur-after-frataxin-depletion
#8
R Purroy, E Britti, F Delaspre, J Tamarit, J Ros
Frataxin-deficient neonatal rat cardiomyocytes and dorsal root ganglia neurons have been used as cell models of Friedreich ataxia. In previous work we show that frataxin depletion resulted in mitochondrial swelling and lipid droplet accumulation in cardiomyocytes, and compromised DRG neurons survival. Now, we show that these cells display reduced levels of the mitochondrial calcium transporter NCLX that can be restored by calcium-chelating agents and by external addition of frataxin fused to TAT peptide. Also, the transcription factor NFAT3, involved in cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis, becomes activated by dephosphorylation in both cardiomyocytes and DRG neurons...
December 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223691/genome-wide-association-analysis-of-ear-rot-resistance-caused-by-fusarium-verticillioides-in-maize
#9
Guilherme de Jong, Andrezza Kellen Alves Pamplona, Renzo Garcia Von Pinho, Marcio Balestre
The identification of causal regions associated with resistance to Fusarium verticillioides can be useful to understand resistance mechanisms and further be used in breeding programs. In this study, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted to identify candidate markers associated with resistance to the ear rot caused by the fungus F. verticillioides. A total of 242 maize inbred lines were genotyped with 23,153 DArT-seq markers. A total of 12 DArTs were associated with ear rot resistance. Some DArTs were localized close to genes with functions directly related to ear rot resistance, such as a gene responsible for the innate immune response that belongs to the class of NBS-LRR receptors...
December 6, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223680/dysregulation-of-c-x-c-motif-ligand-10-during-aging-and-association-with-cognitive-performance
#10
Steven Bradburn, Jamie McPhee, Liam Bagley, Michael Carroll, Mark Slevin, Nasser Al-Shanti, Yoann Barnouin, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Mati Pääsuke, Helena Gapeyeva, Andrea Maier, Sarianna Sipilä, Marco Narici, Andrew Robinson, David Mann, Antony Payton, Neil Pendleton, Gillian Butler-Browne, Chris Murgatroyd
Chronic low-grade inflammation during aging (inflammaging) is associated with cognitive decline and neurodegeneration; however, the mechanisms underlying inflammaging are unclear. We studied a population (n = 361) of healthy young and old adults from the MyoAge cohort. Peripheral levels of C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 10 (CXCL10) was found to be higher in older adults, compared with young, and negatively associated with working memory performance. This coincided with an age-related reduction in blood DNA methylation at specific CpGs within the CXCL10 gene promoter...
November 23, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223655/in%C3%A2-vitro-cultured-bovine-endometrial-cells-recognize-embryonic-sex
#11
E Gómez, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, D Martin, S Carrocera, A Murillo, E Correia-Alvarez, P Herrero, N Canela, A Gutiérrez-Adán, S Ulbrich, M Muñoz
Endometrial cell co-culture (ECC) with single embryo may reflect endometrium responses in vivo. Bovine Day-6 in vitro-produced morulae were cultured until Day-8 in modified synthetic oviductal fluid (mSOF), or on the epithelial side of ECC. Expression of epithelial- and stromal-cell transcripts was analyzed by RT-PCR in ECC with one male (ME) or female embryo (FE). Concentrations of ARTEMIN (ARTN) and total protein were determined in epithelial cell-conditioned medium. ECCs yielded embryos with more cells in the inner cell mass than embryos cultured in mSOF...
December 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223542/interval-exercise-training-increases-lif-expression-and-prevents-myocardial-infarction-induced-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-in-rats
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Dandan Jia, Mengxin Cai, Yue Xi, Shaojun Du, ZhenjunTian
AIMS: Myocardial infarction (MI) is commonly associated with body weight loss and skeletal muscle atrophy. Studies have shown that exercise training could give beneficial effects on skeletal muscle growth. Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a key regulator of muscle growth and regeneration. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of interval exercise training (IET) on the expression of LIF and the MI-induced skeletal muscle atrophy. MAIN METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used to establish the MI model by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery...
December 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223538/curcumin-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-through-mild-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-such-as-bmp2-on-osteoblast-cells
#13
Hyo-Eun Son, Eun-Jung Kim, Won-Gu Jang
AIMS: Curcumin (diferuloylmethane or [1E,6E]-1,7-bis[4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl]-1,6heptadiene-3,5-dione) is a phenolic natural product derived from the rhizomes of the turmeric plant, Curcuma longa. It is reported to have various biological actions such as anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects. However, the molecular mechanism of osteoblast differentiation by curcumin has not yet been reported. MAIN METHODS: The cytotoxicity of curcumin was identified using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
December 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223395/a-novel-mouse-model-for-tracking-the-fate-of-cxcr5-expressing-t-cells
#14
Tomo Takebe, Kazuki Sakamoto, Yoshikazu Higami, Yohsuke Harada
The germinal center (GC) reaction, a critical process in the humoral immune response, requires follicular helper T (Tfh) cells. Tfh cells express the master transcription factor Bcl6 and chemokine receptor CXCR5, which enable them to migrate from the T cell zone to B cell follicles and interact with GC B cells. However, CXCR5 is downregulated when Tfh cells become memory cells. Therefore, it is difficult to track Tfh cells continuously in vivo. In this study, we generated a mouse strain, Cxcr5CreERT2R26Tomato, in which the fluorescent protein tdTomato is inducibly expressed in CXCR5+ cells by tamoxifen administration...
December 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223351/ck2%C3%AE-promotes-advanced-glycation-end-products-induced-expressions-of-fibronectin-and-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-via-activating-mrtf-a-in-glomerular-mesangial-cells
#15
Zhiquan Chen, Qiuhong Chen, Junying Huang, Wenyan Gong, Yezi Zou, Lei Zhang, Peiqing Liu, Heqing Huang
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) modification of extracellular matrix proteins induces crosslinking, which results in thickening of the basement membrane and activating several intracellular signaling cascades, eventually promoting the pathological progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We have previously confirmed that casein kinase 2α (CK2α) activates the nuclear factor of kappaB (NF-κB) signaling pathway to enhance high glucose-induced expressions of fibronectin (FN) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs)...
December 6, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223344/native-vascular-related-nac-transcription-factors-are-efficient-regulator-of-multiple-classes-of-secondary-wall-associated-genes-in-banana
#16
Sanjana Negi, Himanshu Tak, T R Ganapathi
Secondary-wall deposition in xylem vessel elements is regulated by vascular-related NAC transcription factors (VNDs). We show that three banana VNDs (MusaVND1, MusaVND2 and MusaVND3) directly regulate multiple secondary-wall associated genes by binding to their 5'-upstream regulatory region. Transgenic banana harboring either PMusaVND1:GUS, PMusaVND2:GUS or PMusaVND3:GUS showed specific GUS staining in lignified tissues. MusaVND1, MusaVND2 and MusaVND3 encodes transcriptional-activators as its C-terminal region drive expression of reporter genes in vivo in yeast...
December 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223337/an-erf-transcription-factor-from-tamarix-hispida-thcrf1-can-adjust-osmotic-potential-and-reactive-oxygen-species-scavenging-capability-to-improve-salt-tolerance
#17
Liping Qin, Liuqiang Wang, Yong Guo, Yan Li, Halik Ümüt, Yucheng Wang
Ethylene-Responsive Factors (ERFs) are plant-specific transcription factors (TFs) involved in multiple biological processes, especially in abiotic stress tolerance. However, the ERFs from woody halophytes that are involved in salt stress have been little studied. In the present investigation, we characterized a subfamily member of ERF TFs from Tamarix hispida, ThCRF1, which responds to salt stress. ThCRF1 is a nuclear protein that binds to the motifs including TTG, DRE and GCC-box. Transient transformation was performed to generate T...
December 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223333/constitutive-expression-of-brassica-juncea-annexin-annbj2-confers-salt-tolerance-and-glucose-and-aba-insensitivity-in-mustard-transgenic-plants
#18
Israr Ahmed, Deepanker Yadav, Pawan Shukla, T V Vineeth, P C Sharma, P B Kirti
Annexins belong to a plasma membrane binding (in a calcium dependent manner), multi-gene family of proteins, which play ameliorating roles in biotic and abiotic stresses. The expression of annexin AnnBj2 of Indian mustard is tissue specific with higher expression in roots and under treatments with sodium chloride and abscisic acid (ABA) at seedling stage. The effect of constitutive expression of AnnBj2 in mustard was analyzed in detail. AnnBj2 OE (over expression) plants exhibited insensitivity to ABA, glucose and sodium chloride...
December 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223332/a-wheat-myb-transcriptional-repressor-tamyb1d-regulates-phenylpropanoid-metabolism-and-enhances-tolerance-to-drought-and-oxidative-stresses-in-transgenic-tobacco-plants
#19
Qiuhui Wei, Fan Zhang, Fusheng Sun, Qingchen Luo, Ruibin Wang, Rui Hu, Mingjie Chen, Junli Chang, Guangxiao Yang, Guangyuan He
MYB transcription factors are involved in the regulation of plant development and response to biotic and abiotic stress. In this study, TaMyb1D, a novel subgroup 4 gene of the R2R3-MYB subfamily, was cloned from wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). TaMyb1D was localized in the nucleus and functioned as a transcriptional repressor. The overexpression of TaMyb1D in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) plants repressed the expression of genes related to phenylpropanoid metabolism and down-regulated the accumulation of lignin in stems and flavonoids in leaves...
December 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223294/glucocorticoid-hormone-treatment-enhances-the-cytokine-production-of-regulatory-t-cells-by-upregulation-of-foxp3-expression
#20
Emese Ugor, Lilla Prenek, Ramóna Pap, Gergely Berta, Dávid Ernszt, József Najbauer, Péter Németh, Ferenc Boldizsár, Tímea Berki
OBJECTIVE: Despite the fact that glucocorticoids (GC) are important therapeutic tools, their effects on regulatory T cells (Treg) are not well defined. The aim of our work was to investigate how GCs influence in vivo the thymic (tTreg) and peripheral Treg (pTreg) differentiation, survival and cytokine production. METHODS: Tregs were detected with flow cytometry in lymphatic organs of 4-6 weeks old BALB/c mice after repeated (2-4days), high-dose in vivo GC treatment using CD4/CD25 cell surface and Foxp3/IL-10/TGFβ/glucocorticoid receptor (GR) intracellular staining...
October 6, 2017: Immunobiology
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