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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454353/prmt8-demonstrates-variant-specific-expression-in-cancer-cells-and-correlates-with-patient-survival-in-breast-ovarian-and-gastric-cancer
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Sarah J Hernandez, David M Dolivo, Tanja Dominko
Recent emphasis has been placed on the role of epigenetic regulators and epigenetic marks as biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and as therapeutic targets for treatment. One such class of regulators is the protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) family. The present study examined available curated data regarding the expression and alteration of one of the least studied PRMT family members, PRMT8, in various types of cancer and cancer cell lines. Publicly available cancer data on PRMT8 expression were examined using the Human Protein Atlas and the Kaplan-Meier Plotter, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was used to screen a selection of human cell lines for variant-specific PRMT8 expression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453406/crop-fertilisation-impacts-epidemics-and-optimal-latent-period-of-biotrophic-fungal-pathogens
#2
Pierre-Antoine Précigout, David Claessen, Corinne Robert
Crop pathogens are known to rapidly adapt to agricultural practices. Although cultivar resistance breakdown and resistance to pesticides have been broadly studied, little is known about the adaptation of crop pathogens to fertilization regimes and no epidemiological model has addressed that question. However this is a critical issue for developing sustainable low-input agriculture. In this paper, we use a model of life history evolution of biotrophic wheat fungal pathogens aiming to understand how they could adapt to changes in fertilization practices...
April 28, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449399/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-of-bombyx-mori-fat-body-tissue-following-dietary-restriction
#3
Ye Pan, Peng Lü, Qinyun Wang, Feifei Zhu, Chengjun Li, Yuanqing He, Keping Chen
Dietary restriction (DR) refers to a reduction in food intake to induce undernutrition but not malnutrition, which extends the lifespan of multiple species. Although there are invertebrate aging models, such as the Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster, aging studies in Lepidoptera are few in number and the underlying life-extending molecular mechanisms are not clear. Research on a broader range of animals is necessary to support generalizations on mechanisms of aging and rates of aging. The aim of this study was to further investigate genes and pathways associated with DR in Bombyx mori...
May 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449369/exposure-to-the-insecticide-endosulfan-induces-liver-morphology-alterations-and-oxidative-stress-in-fruit-eating-bats-artibeus-lituratus
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Jerusa Maria Oliveira, Alessandro Brinati, Liany Divina Lima Miranda, Danielle Barbosa Morais, José Cola Zanuncio, Reggiani Vilela Gonçalves, Maria do Carmo Gouveia Peluzio, Mariella Bontempo Freitas
Exposure to pesticides may increase the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidation of cell membrane lipids and proteins. Although fruit bats are potentially exposed to pesticides during their entire lifespan, the impacts of this exposure are still poorly investigated. We examined the effects of low, commercially recommended concentrations (0, 1.05 and 2.1 g/l) of an organochlorine insecticide endosulfan (EDS) formulation on oxidative responses in the liver and kidneys of Neotropical fruit bats (Artibeus lituratus), as well as possible liver morphological alterations following a 35-day oral exposure...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449241/autophagy-compensates-impaired-energy-metabolism-in-clpxp-deficient-podospora-anserina-strains-and-extends-healthspan
#5
Laura Knuppertz, Heinz D Osiewacz
The degradation of nonfunctional mitochondrial proteins is of fundamental relevance for maintenance of cellular homeostasis. The heteromeric CLPXP protein complex in the mitochondrial matrix is part of this process. In the fungal aging model Podospora anserina, ablation of CLPXP leads to an increase in healthy lifespan. Here, we report that this counterintuitive increase depends on a functional autophagy machinery. In PaClpXP mutants, autophagy is involved in energy conservation and the compensation of impairments in respiration...
April 27, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448759/ft3-is-higher-in-males-than-in-females-and-decreases-over-the-lifespan
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David Strich, Gilad Karavani, Shalom Edri, Cherut Chay, David Gillis
OBJECTIVE: Normal changes in Free triiodothyronine (FT3), Free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels over the lifespan and differences between genders are not well documented, mainly because even the largest-scale studies available include relatively small cohorts. The aim of this study was to define age-related trends including gender differences based on reliable data. METHODS: A large database including serum thyroid tests drawn in community clinics was studied...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448551/characterization-of-physiological-defects-in-adult-sirt6-mice
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Victoria Peshti, Alexey Obolensky, Liat Nahum, Yariv Kanfi, Moran Rathaus, Maytal Avraham, Simon Tinman, Fredrick W Alt, Eyal Banin, Haim Y Cohen
The NAD+-dependent SIRT6 deacetylase was shown to be a major regulator of lifespan and healthspan. Mice deficient for SIRT6 develop a premature aging phenotype and metabolic defects, and die before four weeks of age. Thus, the effect of SIRT6 deficiency in adult mice is unknown. Here we show that SIRT6-/- mice in mixed 129/SvJ/BALB/c background reach adulthood, allowing examination of SIRT6-related metabolic and developmental phenotypes in adult mice. In this mixed background, at 200 days of age, more than 80% of the female knock-out mice were alive whereas only 10% of male knock-out mice survived...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448036/using-microfluidic-devices-to-measure-lifespan-and-cellular-phenotypes-in-single-budding-yeast-cells
#8
Ke Zou, Diana S Ren, Qi Ou-Yang, Hao Li, Jiashun Zheng
Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an important model organism in aging research. Genetic studies have revealed many genes with conserved effects on the lifespan across species. However, the molecular causes of aging and death remain elusive. To gain a systematic understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying yeast aging, we need high-throughput methods to measure lifespan and to quantify various cellular and molecular phenotypes in single cells. Previously, we developed microfluidic devices to track budding yeast mother cells throughout their lifespan while flushing away newborn daughter cells...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447256/establishment-of-a-protocol-to-extend-the-lifespan-of-human-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenoma-cells
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Aurora Aiello, Maria Francesca Cassarino, Simona Nanni, Antonella Sesta, Francesco Ferraú, Claudio Grassi, Marco Losa, Francesco Trimarchi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Salvatore Cannavò, Francesca Pecori Giraldi, Antonella Farsetti
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to generate immortalized human anterior pituitary adenoma cells. Reliable cell models for the study of human pituitary adenomas are as yet lacking and studies performed so far used repeated passaging of freshly excised adenomas, with the attendant limitations due to limited survival in culture, early senescence, and poor reproducibility. METHODS & RESULTS: We devised a technique based upon repeated co-transfections of two retroviral vectors, one carrying the catalytic subunit of human telomerase, hTERT, the other SV40 large T antigen...
April 26, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447071/the-effects-of-reduced-rpd3-levels-on-fly-physiology
#10
Jared K Woods, Tahereh Ziafazeli, Blanka Rogina
BACKGROUND: Rpd3 is a conserved histone deacetylase that removes acetyl groups from lysine residues within histones and other proteins. Reduction or inhibition of Rpd3 extends longevity in yeast, worms, and flies. Previous studies in flies suggest an overlap with the mechanism of lifespan extension by dietary restriction. However, the mechanism of rpd3's effects on longevity remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: In this study we investigated how rpd3 reduction affects fly spontaneous physical activity, fecundity, and stress resistance...
March 31, 2017: Nutrition and Healthy Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446057/comparison-of-survival-outcomes-following-post-surgical-radioactive-iodine-versus-external-beam-radiation-in-stage-iv-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#11
Zao Yang, Jose Flores, Sanford Katz, Cherie-Ann Nathan, Vikas Mehta
<b>Background</b>: There is a lack of well-powered data regarding outcomes in stage IV differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) treated with post-surgical radiation. The objective of this study is to examine survival in patients with stage IV papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) who receive radioactive iodine (RAI), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), or neither following surgery. <b>Methods</b>: In this retrospective cohort study, data collected from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) yielded 11,832 patients with stage IV DTC who underwent primary surgical treatment from 2002 to 2012...
April 27, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445733/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-immunity-in-the-brain-determines-fly-lifespan-in-healthy-aging-and-age-related-neurodegeneration
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Ilias Kounatidis, Stanislava Chtarbanova, Yang Cao, Margaret Hayne, Dhruv Jayanth, Barry Ganetzky, Petros Ligoxygakis
During aging, innate immunity progresses to a chronically active state. However, what distinguishes those that "age well" from those developing age-related neurological conditions is unclear. We used Drosophila to explore the cost of immunity in the aging brain. We show that mutations in intracellular negative regulators of the IMD/NF-κB pathway predisposed flies to toxic levels of antimicrobial peptides, resulting in early locomotor defects, extensive neurodegeneration, and reduced lifespan. These phenotypes were rescued when immunity was suppressed in glia...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445727/environmental-enrichment-induces-pericyte-and-iga-dependent-wound-repair-and-lifespan-extension-in-a-colon-tumor-model
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Benjamin D Bice, Megan R Stephens, Stephanie J Georges, Ashlee R Venancio, Peter C Bermant, Annika V Warncke, Kajsa E Affolter, Julio R Hidalgo, Melinda L Angus-Hill
Environmental enrichment (EE) replicates mind-body therapy by providing complex housing to laboratory animals to improve their activity levels, behavior, and social interactions. Using a Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+)-mediated model of colon tumorigenesis, we found that EE vastly improved the survival of tumor-bearing animals, with differential effect on tumor load in male compared to female animals. Analysis of Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+) males showed drastically reduced expression of circulating inflammatory cytokines and induced nuclear hormone receptor (NHR) signaling, both of which are common in the wound repair process...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445633/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-recent-onset-psychosis-indicate-early-onset-of-cardiovascular-risk
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Julia M Hagen, Arjen L Sutterland, Maarten W Koeter, Rene Lutter, Dan Cohen, Lieuwe de Haan
OBJECTIVE: Profoundly increased mortality rates in schizophrenia, largely caused by a higher risk and earlier onset of cardiovascular disease, remain a major challenge. During the human lifespan, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulate, and their concentration is strongly linked to cardiovascular mortality. AGE accumulation can be accelerated by several pathways, including oxidative stress. METHODS: From March 2015 through January 2016, a case-control study including 111 patients with a recent-onset psychosis, 135 controls from a validation cohort, and 286 healthy controls was performed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445601/status-epilepticus-in-dogs-and-cats-part-2-treatment-monitoring-and-prognosis
#15
Susan Blades Golubovic, John H Rossmeisl
OBJECTIVE: To discuss current anticonvulsant drug options and advances in treatment of status epilepticus (SE) and to review the prognosis associated with SE. TREATMENT: When treating a patient with SE, the main goals are to halt seizure activity, prevent further seizures, identify the cause of the seizures, and manage any complications. The veterinary literature indicates that benzodiazepines are the most common class of drugs used for the initial treatment of SE...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445210/perceived-discrimination-and-longitudinal-change-in-kidney-function-among-urban-adults
#16
May A Beydoun, Angedith Poggi-Burke, Alan B Zonderman, Ola S Rostant, Michele K Evans, Deidra C Crews
OBJECTIVE: Perceived discrimination has been associated with psychosocial distress and adverse health outcomes. We examined associations of perceived discrimination measures with changes in kidney function in a prospective cohort study, the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity Across the LifeSpan. METHODS: Our study included 1,620 participants with preserved baseline kidney function (estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 ml/min/1.73m) (662 Whites and 958 African-Americans (AA), aged 30-64 years)...
April 26, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445155/retinoblastoma-cells-activate-the-akt-pathway-and-are-vulnerable-to-the-pi3k-mtor-inhibitor-nvp-bez235
#17
Chencheng Xie, Matthew J Freeman, Huarui Lu, Xiaohong Wang, Colleen L Forster, Aaron L Sarver, Timothy C Hallstrom
Retinoblastoma is a pediatric cancer of the retina most often caused by inactivation of the retinoblastoma (RB1) tumor suppressor gene. We previously showed that Rb1 loss cooperates with either co-activating the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway, or co-deleting Pten, to initiate retinoblastoma tumors in mice. The objectives of this study were to determine if the AKT pathway is activated in human retinoblastomas and the extent that anti-PI3K therapy induces apoptosis in retinoblastoma cells, alone or in combination with the DNA damaging drugs carboplatin and topotecan...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445141/downregulation-of-protein-kinase-ck2-activity-induces-age-related-biomarkers-in-c-elegans
#18
Jeong-Hwan Park, Joo-Hyun Lee, Jeong-Woo Park, Dong-Yun Kim, Jeong-Hoon Hahm, Hong Gil Nam, Young-Seuk Bae
Studies show that a decrease in protein kinase CK2 (CK2) activity is associated with cellular senescence. However, the role of CK2 in organism aging is still poorly understood. Here, we investigated whether protein kinase CK2 (CK2) modulated longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans. CK2 activity decreased with advancing age in the worms. Knockdown of kin-10 (the ortholog of CK2β) led to a short lifespan phenotype and induced age-related biomarkers, including retardation of locomotion, decreased pharyngeal pumping rate, increased lipofuscin accumulation, and reduced resistance to heat and oxidative stress...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444510/starvation-signals-in-yeast-are-integrated-to-coordinate-metabolic-reprogramming-and-stress-response-to-ensure-longevity
#19
REVIEW
Nianshu Zhang, Lu Cao
Studies on replicative and chronological aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have greatly advanced our understanding of how longevity is regulated in all eukaryotes. Chronological lifespan (CLS) of yeast is defined as the age-dependent viability of non-dividing cell populations. A number of nutrient sensing and signal transduction pathways (mainly TOR and PKA) have been shown to regulate CLS, yet it is poorly understood how the starvation signals transduced via these pathways lead to CLS extension. Using reporters whose expressions are induced by glucose starvation, we have screened the majority of the 'signaling' mutants in the yeast genome and identified many genes that are necessary for stress response...
April 25, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442181/hospitalizations-for-mitochondrial-disease-across-the-lifespan-in-the-u-s
#20
Shana E McCormack, Rui Xiao, Todd J Kilbaugh, Michael Karlsson, Rebecca D Ganetzky, Zarazuela Zolkipli Cunningham, Amy Goldstein, Marni J Falk, Scott M Damrauer
IMPORTANCE: Mitochondrial disease is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. Although children with mitochondrial disease often have severe, life-limiting illnesses, many survive into adulthood. There is, however, limited information about the impact of mitochondrial disease on healthcare utilization in the U.S. across the lifespan. OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of inpatient hospitalizations related to mitochondrial disease in the U.S., to identify patient-level clinical factors associated with in-hospital mortality, and to estimate the burden of hospitalizations on individual patients...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
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