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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426751/the-role-of-microsporidian-polar-tube-protein-4-ptp4-in-host-cell-infection
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Bing Han, Valérie Polonais, Tatsuki Sugi, Rama Yakubu, Peter M Takvorian, Ann Cali, Keith Maier, Mengxian Long, Matthew Levy, Herbert B Tanowitz, Guoqing Pan, Frédéric Delbac, Zeyang Zhou, Louis M Weiss
Microsporidia have been identified as pathogens that have important effects on our health, food security and economy. A key to the success of these obligate intracellular pathogens is their unique invasion organelle, the polar tube, which delivers the nucleus containing sporoplasm into host cells during invasion. Due to the size of the polar tube, the rapidity of polar tube discharge and sporoplasm passage, and the absence of genetic techniques for the manipulation of microsporidia, study of this organelle has been difficult and there is relatively little known regarding polar tube formation and the function of the proteins making up this structure...
April 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426690/phenotypic-characterization-and-anticancer-capacity-of-cd8-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-after-antigen-induced-expansion
#2
Jianhua Liu, Lu Wang, Yaoling Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Yilin Cao
Cytokine-induced killer cells (CIK) have been used in clinic for adoptive immunotherapy in a variety of malignant tumors and have improved the prognosis of cancer patients. However, there are individual differences in the CIK cell preparations including the obvious differences in the ratio of effector CIK cells among different cancer patients. Infusion of such heterogeneous immune cell preparation is an important factor that would affect the therapeutic efficacy. We report here the enrichment and expansion of CD8+ cells from CIK cells cultured for one week using magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426533/hiv-dna-content-in-different-cd4-t-cell-subsets-correlates-with-cd4-cd8-ratio-or-length-of-efficient-treatment
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Lara Gibellini, Simone Pecorini, Sara de Biasi, Elena Bianchini, Margherita Digaetano, Marcello Pinti, Gianluca Carnevale, Vanni Borghi, Giovanni Guaraldi, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Milena Nasi
OBJECTIVES: HIV establishes a latent infection at different degrees within naïve (TN) or central (TCM) and effector memory (TEM) CD4+ T cell. Studying patients in whom HIV production was suppressed by combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), our main aim was to find which factors are related or can influence intracellular viral reservoir in different CD4+ T cell subsets. METHODS: We enrolled 32 HIV+ patients successfully treated for > 2 years, with a CD4+ T cell count > 500 cells/μL and plasma viremia undetectable from at least one year...
April 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426281/identification-of-ssea-1-expressing-enhanced-reprogramming-seer-cells-in-porcine-embryonic-fibroblasts
#4
Dong Li, Jan O Secher, Morten Juhl, Kaveh Mashayekhi, Troels T Nielsen, Bjørn Holst, Poul Hyttel, Kristine K Freude, Vanessa J Hall
Previous research has shown that a subpopulation of cells within cultured human dermal fibroblasts, termed multilineage-differentiating stress enduring (Muse) cells, are preferentially reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells. However, controversy exists over whether these cells are the only cells capable of being reprogrammed from a heterogeneous population of fibroblasts. Similarly, there is little research to suggest such cells may exist in embryonic tissues or other species. In order to address if such a cell population exists in pigs, we investigated porcine embryonic fibroblast populations (pEFs) and identified heterogeneous expression of several key cell surface markers...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425477/microrna-27a-3p-modulates-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-to-promote-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-oral-squamous-carcinoma-stem-cells-by-targeting-sfrp1
#5
Bin Qiao, Bao-Xia He, Jing-Hua Cai, Qian Tao, Alfred King-Yin Lam
This study aimed to elucidate how microRNA27a-3p (miR-27a-3p) modulates the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway to promote the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in oral squamous carcinoma stem cells (OSCSCs) by targeting secreted frizzled-related protein 1 (SFRP1). Flow cytometry was used to sort OSCSCs from the SCC-9 and Tca8113 cell lines. The OSCSCs were randomly assigned into the miR-27a-3p inhibitors group, the miR-27a-3p inhibitors-NC group, the si-SFRP1 group, the si-SFRP1 + miR-27a-3p inhibitors group and the blank group...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423717/non-homologous-end-joining-induced-alterations-in-dna-methylation-a-source-of-permanent-epigenetic-change
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Brittany Allen, Antonio Pezone, Antonio Porcellini, Mark T Muller, Michal M Masternak
In addition to genetic mutations, epigenetic revision plays a major role in the development and progression of cancer; specifically, inappropriate DNA methylation or demethylation of CpG residues may alter the expression of genes that promote tumorigenesis. We hypothesize that DNA repair, specifically the repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSB) by Non-Homologous End Joining (NHEJ) may play a role in this process. Using a GFP reporter system inserted into the genome of HeLa cells, we are able to induce targeted DNA damage that enables the cells, after successfully undergoing NHEJ repair, to express WT GFP...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423121/telomere-length-analysis-in-monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-binet-a
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F M Furtado, P S Scheucher, B A Santana, N F Scatena, R T Calado, E M Rego, D M Matos, R P Falcão
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic clinical entity characterized by the proliferation of monoclonal B cells not meeting the diagnosis criteria for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). MBL may precede the development of CLL, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease progression and evolution are not completely known. Telomeres are usually short in CLL and their attrition may contribute to disease evolution. Here, we determined the telomere lengths of CD5+CD19+ cells in MBL, CLL, and healthy volunteers...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423035/genetic-profiling-of-putative-breast-cancer-stem-cells-from-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Verena Tiran, Stefanie Stanzer, Ellen Heitzer, Michael Meilinger, Christopher Rossmann, Sigurd Lax, Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, Nadia Dandachi, Marija Balic
A common symptom during late stage breast cancer disease is pleural effusion, which is related to poor prognosis. Malignant cells can be detected in pleural effusions indicating metastatic spread from the primary tumor site. Pleural effusions have been shown to be a useful source for studying metastasis and for isolating cells with putative cancer stem cell (CSC) properties. For the present study, pleural effusion aspirates from 17 metastatic breast cancer patients were processed to propagate CSCs in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422724/utilizing-combinatorial-engineering-to-develop-tie2-targeting-antagonistic-angiopoetin-2-ligands-as-candidates-for-anti-angiogenesis-therapy
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Tomer Shlamkovich, Lidan Aharon, William A Barton, Niv Papo
In many human cancers, the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) Tie2 plays important roles in mediating proliferation, survival, migration and angiogenesis. Thus, molecules that could potently inhibit activation of the Tie2 receptor would have a significant impact on cancer therapy. Nevertheless, attempts to develop Tie2-targeted inhibitors have met with little success, and there is currently no FDA-approved therapeutic selectively targeting Tie2. We used a combinatorial protein engineering approach to develop a new generation of angiopoietin (Ang) 2-derived Tie2 antagonists as potential cancer therapeutics and as tools to study angiogenesis...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421443/genomic-mapping-of-chromatin-proteins-by-using-dam-inv-modification-of-an-flp-dependent-damid-approach
#10
A V Pindyurin
To identify interactions of chromatin proteins with the genome of the cell type of interest that is a part of heterologous tissues and organs of Drosophila, an FLP-dependent DamID approach was recently developed [4], which does not require sorting of cells or nuclei. Here, a modification of this approach, Dam(inv), is described. The modified approach was validated by generating the binding pattern of the LAM protein, a component of the inner membrane of the nuclear envelope, with the genome of glial cells of the Drosophila larval central brains...
January 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420427/isolation-and-characterization-of-equine-native-msc-populations
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Cristina L Esteves, Tara A Sheldrake, Simone P Mesquita, Juan J Pesántez, Timothy Menghini, Lucy Dawson, Bruno Péault, F Xavier Donadeu
BACKGROUND: In contrast to humans in which mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) therapies are still largely in the clinical trial phase, MSCs have been used therapeutically in horses for over 15 years, thus constituting a valuable preclinical model for humans. In human tissues, MSCs have been shown to originate from perivascular cells, namely pericytes and adventitial cells, which are identified by the presence of the cell surface markers CD146 and CD34, respectively. In contrast, the origin of MSCs in equine tissues has not been established, preventing the isolation and culture of defined cell populations in that species...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420408/sialylation-regulates-myofibroblast-differentiation-of-human-skin-fibroblasts
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Norihiko Sasaki, Yoko Itakura, Masashi Toyoda
BACKGROUND: Fibroblasts are key players in maintaining skin homeostasis and in orchestrating physiological tissue repair and skin regeneration. Dysfunctions in fibroblasts that occur with aging and the senescent process lead to the delayed healing observed in elderly people. The molecular mechanisms leading to fibroblast dysfunction during aging and the senescent process have not yet been clarified. Previously, changes in patterns of glycosylation were observed in fibroblasts in aging and the senescent process, but the effect of these changes on the function of fibroblasts has not been well documented...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419521/cytokinetic-abscission-phosphoinositides-and-escrts-direct-the-final-cut
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Federico Gulluni, Miriam Martini, Emilio Hirsch
Cytokinetic abscission involves the fine and regulated recruitment of membrane remodeling proteins that participate in the abscission of the intracellular bridge that connects the two dividing cells. This essential process is mediated by the concomitant activity of the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) and the vesicular trafficking directed to the midbody. Phosphoinositides (PtdIns), produced at plasma membrane and endosomes, act as molecular intermediates by recruiting effector proteins involved in multiple cellular processes, such as intracellular signalling, endo- and exo-cytosis and membrane remodelling events...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417900/green-approach-to-photoluminescent-carbon-dots-for-imaging-of-gram-negative-bacteria-escherichia-coli
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Poushali Das, Madhuparna Bose, Sayan Ganguly, Subhadip Mondal, Amit Kumar Das, Susanta Banerjee, Narayan Chandra Das
Fluorescent carbon dots, zero-dimensional nanomaterials with surface ligands, have been studied extensively over the past few years in biolabelling or fluorescence-based live cell assays. In the past, synthetic organic dyes have been used as cell tracking materials, but they have severe limitations; fluorescent carbon dots may pave the way to biolabelling and cell imaging. In this work, green fluorescent carbon dots have been synthesized from a green source, gram, without any sort of covalent or ionic modifications...
May 12, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417015/characterization-and-isolation-of-highly-purified-porcine-satellite-cells
#15
Shijie Ding, Fei Wang, Yan Liu, Sheng Li, Guanghong Zhou, Ping Hu
Pig is an important food source and an excellent system to model human diseases. Careful characterization of the swine skeletal muscle stem cells (satellite cells) will shed lights on generation of swine skeletal muscle disease model and efficient production of porcine meat for the food industry. Paired box protein 7 (Pax7) is a highly conserved transcription factor shared by satellite cells from various species. However, the sequence of Pax7 has not been characterized in pig. The lack of method to isolate highly purified satellite cells hinders the thorough characterization of the swine satellite cells...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416126/biokinetic-model-based-multi-objective-optimization-of-dunaliella-tertiolecta-cultivation-using-elitist-non-dominated-sorting-genetic-algorithm-with-inheritance
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Snehal K Sinha, Mithilesh Kumar, Chandan Guria, Anup Kumar, Chiranjib Banerjee
Algal model based multi-objective optimization using elitist non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm with inheritance was carried out for batch cultivation of Dunaliella tertiolecta using NPK-fertilizer. Optimization problems involving two- and three-objective functions were solved simultaneously. The objective functions are: maximization of algae-biomass and lipid productivity with minimization of cultivation time and cost. Time variant light intensity and temperature including NPK-fertilizer, NaCl and NaHCO3 loadings are the important decision variables...
March 27, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415719/endosomal-sorting-and-c-cbl-targeting-of-paxillin-to-autophagosomes-regulate-cell-matrix-adhesion-turnover-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Chia-Hao Chang, Krikor Bijian, Dinghong Qiu, Jie Su, Amine Saad, Michael S Dahabieh, Wilson H Miller, Moulay A Alaoui-Jamali
Post-translational mechanisms regulating cell-matrix adhesion turnover during cell locomotion are not fully elucidated. In this study, we uncovered an essential role of Y118 site-specific tyrosine phosphorylation of paxillin, an adapter protein of focal adhesion complexes, in paxillin recruitment to autophagosomes to trigger turnover of peripheral focal adhesions in human breast cancer cells. We demonstrate that the Rab-7 GTPase is a key upstream regulator of late endosomal sorting of tyrosine118-phosphorylated paxillin, which is subsequently recruited to autophagosomes via the cargo receptor c-Cbl...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415585/serum-cd166-a-novel-biomarker-for-predicting-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-response-to-radiotherapy
#18
Huan Lin, Ze-Tan Chen, Xiao-Dong Zhu, Ling Li, Song Qu, Wei Zhao, Fang Su, Jing-Ni Wei, Zhong-Guo Liang, Qi-Yan Mo, Jiang-Bo Wu, Hui-Ling Meng
The present study aimed to identify whether CD166 can be used as a biomarker for predicting the response of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) to radiotherapy. The serum concentration of CD166 in patients with NPC were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The secreted level of CD166 with radioresistant NPC was significantly higher than that with radiosensitive NPC. In vitro, the CD166 positive rate in the CNE2 cell membrane was significantly lower than that in the CNE2R cell membrane. The magnetic-activated cell sorting technology was used to obtain CNE-2R-CD166(+) and CNE-2R-CD166(-) cell lines...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415271/mean-cluster-approach-indicates-cell-sorting-time-scales-are-determined-by-collective-dynamics
#19
Carine P Beatrici, Rita M C de Almeida, Leonardo G Brunnet
Cell migration is essential to cell segregation, playing a central role in tissue formation, wound healing, and tumor evolution. Considering random mixtures of two cell types, it is still not clear which cell characteristics define clustering time scales. The mass of diffusing clusters merging with one another is expected to grow as t^{d/d+2} when the diffusion constant scales with the inverse of the cluster mass. Cell segregation experiments deviate from that behavior. Explanations for that could arise from specific microscopic mechanisms or from collective effects, typical of active matter...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415156/endocytosis-of-tight-junction-proteins-and-the-regulation-of-degradation-and-recycling
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Svetlana M Stamatovic, Allison M Johnson, Nikola Sladojevic, Richard F Keep, Anuska V Andjelkovic
Internalization of tight junction (TJ) proteins from the plasma membrane is a pivotal mechanism regulating TJ plasticity and function in both epithelial and endothelial barrier tissues. Once internalized, the TJ proteins enter complex vesicular machinery, where further trafficking is directly dependent on the initiating stimulus and downstream signaling pathways that regulate the sorting and destiny of TJ proteins, as well as on cell and barrier responses. The destiny of internalized TJ proteins is recycling to the plasma membrane or sorting to late endosomes and degradation...
April 17, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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