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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105679/robust-immunoglobulin-class-switch-recombination-and-end-joining-in-parp9-deficient-mice
#1
Isabelle Robert, Léa Gaudot, Jose Yelamos, Aurélia Noll, Heng-Kuan Wong, Françoise Dantzer, Valérie Schreiber, Bernardo Reina-San-Martin
To mount highly specific and adapted immune responses, B lymphocytes assemble and diversify their antibody repertoire through mechanisms involving the formation of programmed DNA damage. Immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR) is triggered by DNA lesions induced by activation-induced cytidine deaminase, which are processed to double-stranded DNA break (DSB) intermediates. These DSBs activate the cellular DNA damage response and enroll numerous DNA repair factors, involving Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases Parp1, Parp2 and Parp3 to promote appropriate DNA repair and efficient long-range recombination...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104464/genetic-defects-in-pi3k%C3%AE-affect-b-cell-differentiation-and-maturation-leading-to-hypogammaglobulineamia-and-recurrent-infections
#2
Marjolein Wentink, Virgil Dalm, Arjan C Lankester, Pauline A van Schouwenburg, Liesbeth Schölvinck, Tomas Kalina, Radana Zachova, Anna Sediva, Annechien Lambeck, Ingrid Pico-Knijnenburg, Jacques J M van Dongen, Malgorzata Pac, Ewa Bernatowska, Martin van Hagen, Gertjan Driessen, Mirjam van der Burg
BACKGROUND: Mutations in PIK3CD and PIK3R1 cause activated PI3K-δ syndrome (APDS) by dysregulation of the PI3K-AKT pathway. METHODS: We studied precursor and peripheral B-cell differentiation and apoptosis via flowcytometry. Furthermore, we performed AKT-phosphorylation assays and somatic hypermutations (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) analysis. RESULTS: We identified 13 patients of whom 3 had new mutations in PIK3CD or PIK3R1. Patients had low total B-cell numbers with increased frequencies of transitional B cells and plasmablasts, while the precursor B-cell compartment in bone marrow was relatively normal...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096329/tissue-dual-rna-seq-allows-fast-discovery-of-infection-specific-functions-and-riboregulators-shaping-host-pathogen-transcriptomes
#3
Aaron M Nuss, Michael Beckstette, Maria Pimenova, Carina Schmühl, Wiebke Opitz, Fabio Pisano, Ann Kathrin Heroven, Petra Dersch
Pathogenic bacteria need to rapidly adjust their virulence and fitness program to prevent eradication by the host. So far, underlying adaptation processes that drive pathogenesis have mostly been studied in vitro, neglecting the true complexity of host-induced stimuli acting on the invading pathogen. In this study, we developed an unbiased experimental approach that allows simultaneous monitoring of genome-wide infection-linked transcriptional alterations of the host and colonizing extracellular pathogens. Using this tool for Yersinia pseudotuberculosis-infected lymphatic tissues, we revealed numerous alterations of host transcripts associated with inflammatory and acute-phase responses, coagulative activities, and transition metal ion sequestration, highlighting that the immune response is dominated by infiltrating neutrophils and elicits a mixed TH17/TH1 response...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089853/region-specific-increases-in-fosb-%C3%AE-fosb-immunoreactivity-in-the-rat-brain-in-response-to-chronic-sleep-restriction
#4
Shannon Hall, Samüel Deurveilher, Kristin Robin Ko, Joan Burns, Kazue Semba
Using a rat model of chronic sleep restriction (CSR) featuring periodic sleep deprivation with slowly rotating wheels (3h on/1h off), we previously observed that 99h of this protocol induced both homeostatic and allostatic (adaptive) changes in physiological and behavioural measures. Notably, the initial changes in sleep intensity and attention performance gradually adapted during CSR despite accumulating sleep loss. To identify brain regions involved in these responses, we used FosB/ΔFosB immunohistochemistry as a marker of chronic neuronal activation...
January 12, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088785/the-igh-locus-3-cis-regulatory-super-enhancer-co-opts-aid-for-allelic-transvection
#5
Sandrine Le Noir, Brice Laffleur, Claire Carrion, Armand Garot, Sandrine Lecardeur, Eric Pinaud, Yves Denizot, Jane Skok, Michel Cogné
Immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) alleles have ambivalent relationships: they feature both allelic exclusion, ensuring monoallelic expression of a single immunoglobulin (Ig) allele, and frequent inter-allelic class-switch recombination (CSR) reassembling genes from both alleles. The IgH locus 3' regulatory region (3'RR) includes several transcriptional cis-enhancers promoting activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)-dependent somatic hypermutation (SHM) and CSR, and altogether behaves as a strong super-enhancer...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069372/rna-exosome-and-non-coding-rna-coupled-mechanisms-in-aid-mediated-genomic-alterations
#6
REVIEW
Brice Laffleur, Uttiya Basu, Junghyun Lim
The eukaryotic RNA exosome is a well-conserved protein complex with ribonuclease activity implicated in RNA metabolism. Various families of non-coding RNAs have been identified as substrates of the complex, underscoring its role as a non-coding RNA processing/degradation unit. However, the role of RNA exosome and its RNA processing activity on DNA mutagenesis/alteration events have not been investigated until recently. B lymphocytes use two DNA alteration mechanisms, class switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM), to re-engineer their antibody gene expressing loci until a tailored antibody gene for a specific antigen is satisfactorily generated...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043477/thymectomy-for-myasthenia-gravis-complete-stable-remission-and-associated-prognostic-factors-in-over-1000-cases
#7
Andrew J Kaufman, Justin Palatt, Mark Sivak, Peter Raimondi, Dong-Seok Lee, Andrea Wolf, Fouad Lajam, Faiz Bhora, Raja M Flores
The efficacy of thymectomy and the optimal surgical technique in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG) remain controversial. Long-term outcomes are lacking and remission rates are based on small populations. We reviewed our institutional experience of thymectomy for MG focusing on long-term outcomes, complete stable remission (CSR), improvement of symptoms, after transcervical, transsternal, thoracotomy, and VATS thymectomy. A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of 3017 patients from 1941-2013 with MG was performed...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000093/engineering-students-views-of-corporate-social-responsibility-a-case-study-from-petroleum-engineering
#8
Jessica M Smith, Carrie J McClelland, Nicole M Smith
The mining and energy industries present unique challenges to engineers, who must navigate sometimes competing responsibilities and codes of conduct, such as personal senses of right and wrong, professional ethics codes, and their employers' corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the current dominant framework used by industry to conceptualize firms' responsibilities to their stakeholders, yet has it plays a relatively minor role in engineering ethics education...
December 20, 2016: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998928/the-cell-cycle-restricts-activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-activity-to-early-g1
#9
Qiao Wang, Kyong-Rim Kieffer-Kwon, Thiago Y Oliveira, Christian T Mayer, Kaihui Yao, Joy Pai, Zhen Cao, Marei Dose, Rafael Casellas, Mila Jankovic, Michel C Nussenzweig, Davide F Robbiani
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) converts cytosine into uracil to initiate somatic hypermutation (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) of antibody genes. In addition, this enzyme produces DNA lesions at off-target sites that lead to mutations and chromosome translocations. However, AID is mostly cytoplasmic, and how and exactly when it accesses nuclear DNA remains enigmatic. Here, we show that AID is transiently in spatial contact with genomic DNA from the time the nuclear membrane breaks down in prometaphase until early G1, when it is actively exported into the cytoplasm...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998040/sleep-apnoea-in-heart-failure-to-treat-or-not-to-treat
#10
REVIEW
Matthew T Naughton, Kirk Kee
Heart failure (HF) and sleep apnoea are common disorders which frequently coexist. Two main types of apnoea occur: one is obstructive which, through recurring episodes of snoring, hypoxaemia, large negative intra-thoracic pressures and arousals from sleep leading to downstream inflammatory and autonomic nervous system changes, is thought to be a causative factor to the development of systemic hypertension and HF. The other type of apnoea, Cheyne-Stokes respiration with central sleep apnoea (CSR-CSA), is characterized by an oscillatory pattern of ventilation with a prevailing hyperventilation-induced hypocapnia, often in the absence of significant hypoxaemia and snoring, and is thought to be a consequence of advanced HF-related low cardiac output, high sympathetic nervous system activation and pulmonary congestion...
February 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982171/does-cryopreservation-affect-the-biological-properties-of-stem-cells-from-dental-tissues-a-systematic-review
#11
Marcus Cristian Muniz Conde, Luiz Alexandre Chisini, Guillermo Grazioli, Alejandro Francia, Rodrigo Varella de Carvalho, Jose Carlos Bernedo Alcázar, Sandra Beatriz Chavez Tarquinio, Flávio Fernando Demarco
This systematic review evaluated if different cryopreservation protocols could affect biological properties (Cell survival rate (CSR), proliferation, differentiation, maintenance of stem cell markers) of stem cells obtained from dental tissues (DSC) post-thaw. An electronic search was carried out within PubMed and ISI Web Science by using specific keyword. Two independent reviewers read the titles and abstracts of all reports respecting predetermined inclusion/exclusion criteria. Data were extracted considering the biological properties of previously cryopreserved DSCs and previously cryopreserved dental tissues...
October 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974207/dna-replication-origins-in-immunoglobulin-switch-regions-regulate-class-switch-recombination-in-an-r-loop-dependent-manner
#12
Eva-Maria Wiedemann, Mihaela Peycheva, Rushad Pavri
Class switch recombination (CSR) at the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) locus generates antibody isotypes. CSR depends on double-strand breaks (DSBs) induced by activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID). Although DSB formation and repair machineries are active in G1 phase, efficient CSR is dependent on cell proliferation and S phase entry; however, the underlying mechanisms are obscure. Here, we show that efficient CSR requires the replicative helicase, the Mcm complex. Mcm proteins are enriched at IgH switch regions during CSR, leading to assembly of facultative replication origins that require Mcm helicase function for productive CSR...
December 13, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938912/improvements-of-central-respiratory-events-cheyne-stokes-respiration-and-oxygenation-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#13
Kristina Basic, Henrik Fox, Jens Spießhöfer, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) in particular, are associated with reduced survival in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). CSR cycle length (CL) has been shown to mirror heart failure severity and therefore may be a predictor of outcome. However, studies characterizing CSR in ADHF are rare and no study has investigated changes in CSR from admission to discharge in ADHF patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted to our Academic Medical Center with ADHF were eligible...
November 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902664/team-based-learning-improves-staff-nurses-knowledge-of-open-and-closed-chest-cardiac-surgical-resuscitation
#14
Marion E McRae, Alice Chan, Ai Jin Lee, Renee Hulett, Bernice Coleman
BACKGROUND: There are few reports of the use of 1-session team-based learning (TBL) in hospital settings and none to teach cardiac surgical resuscitation (CSR). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether 1-session TBL is an effective method to increase nursing knowledge of CSR. METHODS: The participating subjects viewed a PowerPoint presentation about CSR prior to the learning session. Participants completed a 16-item individual readiness assessment test...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902421/domain-evolution-in-enzymes-of-the-neopullulanase-subfamily
#15
Andrea Kuchtová, Štefan Janeček
Among the glycoside hydrolases (GHs) classified within the Carbohydrate-Active enZyme (CAZy) database, the α-amylase family GH13 containing ~30 different enzyme specificities and more than 37 000 sequences represents one of the largest GH families. Earlier, based on a characteristic sequence motif in their fifth conserved sequence region, the two closely related subfamilies, the so-called oligo-1,6-glucosidase and neopullulanase subfamilies, were described. Currently, the two subfamilies cover several CAZy-defined GH13 subfamilies because the α-amylase family GH13 has officially been divided into 41 subfamilies...
December 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897229/global-gene-regulation-during-activation-of-immunoglobulin-class-switching-in-human-b-cells
#16
Youming Zhang, David J Fear, Saffron A G Willis-Owen, William O Cookson, Miriam F Moffatt
Immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR) to IgE is a tightly regulated process central to atopic disease. To profile the B-cell transcriptional responses underlying the activation of the germinal centre activities leading to the generation of IgE, naïve human B-cells were stimulated with IL-4 and anti-CD40. Gene expression and alternative splicing were profiled over 12 days using the Affymetrix Human Exon 1.0 ST Array. A total of 1,399 genes, forming 13 temporal profiles were differentially expressed...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896626/cheyne-stokes-respiration-during-wakefulness-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#17
Wolfram Grimm, Karl Kesper, Werner Cassel, Nina Timmesfeld, Olaf Hildebrandt, Ulrich Koehler
PURPOSE: Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) during sleep has been studied extensively in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Prevalence and prognostic significance of CSR during wakefulness in CHF, however, are largely unknown. METHODS: CSR during wakefulness with an apnea-hypopnea cut-off ≥5/h and moderate to severe CSR with an apnea-hypopnea cutoff ≥15/h were analyzed using polysomnographic recordings in 267 patients with stable CHF with reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction at our institution...
November 28, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872163/role-of-autophagy-in-cadmium-induced-testicular-injury
#18
Y-J Wang, J Yan, F Yin, L Li, Y-G Qin, C-Y Meng, R-F Lu, L Guo
The testis is sensitive to cadmium, but studies investigating cadmium-induced testicular injury have not yet clearly revealed the underlying mechanisms. This study aimed to investigate the injurious effects of cadmium on rat testes and the role that autophagy plays in this process. Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups and intraperitoneally injected with 0.2 (low), 0.4 (middle), and 0.8 mg/kg·body weight (high) cadmium chloride for 5 weeks, while the control rats were injected with equal volume of saline...
November 21, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864641/an-open-prospective-single-cohort-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-novel-tapered-conical-connection-implants-supporting-single-crowns-in-the-anterior-and-premolar-maxilla-interim-1-year-results
#19
Alexander Fügl, Werner Zechner, Alessandro Pozzi, Guido Heydecke, Christine Mirzakhanian, Nikolaus Behneke, Alexandra Behneke, Russell A Baer, Robert Nölken, Edward Gottesman, Snjezana Colic
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this multicenter prospective clinical study was to evaluate anodized tapered implants with a conical connection and integrated platform shifting placed in the anterior and premolar maxilla. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study enrolled patients requiring single-tooth restorations in healed sites of maxillary anterior and premolar teeth. All implants were immediately temporized. Clinical and radiographic evaluations were conducted at implant insertion, 6 months, and 1 year...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863316/is-the-war-really-over-a-20-year-longitudinal-study-on-trajectories-of-suicidal-ideation-and-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-following-combat
#20
Avigal Snir, Yossi Levi-Belz, Zahava Solomon
Combat stress reaction (CSR) has widespread long-term consequences, including profound psychopathology in the form of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies have established the link between combat, PTSD, and suicidality. However, little is known about the temporal course of suicidal ideation (SI) in general, specifically among war veterans. We aimed to trace the trajectories of SI in the aftermath of war and to explore the role of CSR and PTSD in SI trajectories. Israeli veterans with CSR (n=164) and a matched control group (NCSR, n=111) were assessed, using self-report measures at three points over the course of 20 years...
January 2017: Psychiatry Research
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