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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224008/mirnas-mediate-gdnf-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-glioma-cells
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Bao-Le Zhang, Fu-Lu Dong, Ting-Wen Guo, Xiao-He Gu, Lin-Yan Huang, Dian-Shuai Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is an important factor promoting invasive glioma growth. This study was performed to reveal a unique mechanism of glioma cell proliferation and migration. METHODS: Human U251 glioma cells were used to screen the optimal GDNF concentration and treatment time to stimulate proliferation and migration. MicroRNA (MiRNA) expression profiles were detected by microarray and confirmed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222334/cellular-flip-long-isoform-cflipl-ikk%C3%AE-interactions-inhibit-irf7-activation-representing-a-new-cellular-strategy-to-inhibit-ifn%C3%AE-expression
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Lauren T Gates-Tanzer, Joanna L Shisler
IFNα is important for anti-viral and anticancer defenses. However, over-production is associated with autoimmune disorders. Thus, the cell must precisely up- and down-regulate IFNα to achieve immune system homeostasis. The cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein (cFLIP) is reported to inhibit IFNα production. However, the mechanism for this antagonism remained unknown. The goal here was to identify this mechanism. Here, we examined the signal transduction events that occur during TLR9- induced IRF7 activation...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222110/a-ck1-fret-biosensor-reveals-that-ddx3x-is-an-essential-activator-of-ck1%C3%AF%C2%B5
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Christine Dolde, Joachim Bischof, Simon Grüter, Anna Montada, Jakob Halekotte, Christian Peifer, Hubert Kalbacher, Ulrich Baumann, Uwe Knippschild, Beat Suter
Casein kinase 1 (CK1) plays central roles in various signal transduction pathways and performs many cellular activities. For a long time CK1 was thought to act independent of modulatory subunits and in a constitutive manner. Recently, DEAD box RNA helicases, in particular DEAD box RNA helicase 3 X-linked (DDX3X), were found to stimulate CK1 activity in vitro In order to observe CK1 activity in living cells and to study its interaction with DDX3X, we developed a CK1-specific FRET biosensor. This tool revealed that DDX3X is indeed required for full CK1 activity in living cells...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221127/long-noncoding-rnas-expression-profile-and-functional-networks-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Donghua Xu, Ye Jiang, Lu Yang, Xixing Hou, Jihong Wang, Weijun Gu, Xiaodong Wang, Lanyu Liu, Juan Zhang, Hongying Lu
The modifying effects of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recently have drawn much attention; however, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Herein, we aim to investigate the expression profile of lncRNAs in RA and identify promising targets for RA diagnosis and treatment. Microarray screening and real-time PCR of lncRNAs were performed by use of serum samples from 3 RA patients and 3 healthy controls. Significantly differentially expressed lncRNAs were verified in serum samples from 43 RA patients and 40 healthy controls by real-time PCR...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218499/effect-of-clip3-upregulation-on-astrocyte-proliferation-and-subsequent-glial-scar-formation-in-the-rat-spinal-cord-via-stat3-pathway-after-injury
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Xiaoqing Chen, Cheng Chen, Jie Hao, Jiyun Zhang, Feng Zhang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event resulting in neuron degeneration and permanent paralysis through inflammatory cytokine overproduction and glial scar formation. Presently, the endogenous molecular mechanisms coordinating glial scar formation in the injured spinal cord remain elusive. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is a well-known transcription factor particularly involving in cell proliferation and inflammation in the lesion site following SCI. Meanwhile, CAP-Gly domain containing linker protein 3(CLIP3), a vital cytoplasmic protein, has been confirmed to providing an optimal conduit for intracellular signal transduction and interacting with STAT3 with mass spectrometry analysis...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217640/lipid-bilayer-mediates-ion-channel-cooperativity-in-a-model-of-hair-cell-mechanotransduction
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Francesco Gianoli, Thomas Risler, Andrei S Kozlov
Mechanoelectrical transduction in the inner ear is a biophysical process underlying the senses of hearing and balance. The key players involved in this process are mechanosensitive ion channels. They are located in the stereocilia of hair cells and opened by the tension in specialized molecular springs, the tip links, connecting adjacent stereocilia. When channels open, the tip links relax, reducing the hair-bundle stiffness. This gating compliance makes hair cells especially sensitive to small stimuli. The classical explanation for the gating compliance is that the conformational rearrangement of a single channel directly shortens the tip link...
December 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214644/acute-oxygen-sensing-by-the-carotid-body-a-rattlebag-of-molecular-mechanisms
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Ryan J Rakoczy, Christopher N Wyatt
The molecular underpinnings of the oxygen-sensitivity of the carotid body Type I cells are becoming better defined as research begins to identify potential interactions between previously separate theories. Nevertheless, the field of oxygen-chemoreception still presents the general observer with a bewildering array of potential signalling pathways by which a fall in oxygen levels might initiate Type I cell activation. The purpose of this brief review is to address five of the current oxygen-sensing hypotheses...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214424/itraq-based-comparative-proteomic-analysis-provides-insights-into-somatic-embryogenesis-in-gossypium-hirsutum-l
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Hua-Guo Zhu, Wen-Han Cheng, Wen-Gang Tian, Yang-Jun Li, Feng Liu, Fei Xue, Qian-Hao Zhu, Yu-Qiang Sun, Jie Sun
KEY MESSAGE: iTRAQ based proteomic identified key proteins and provided new insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying somatic embryogenesis in cotton. Somatic embryogenesis, which involves cell dedifferentiation and redifferentiation, has been used as a model system for understanding molecular events of plant embryo development in vitro. In this study, we performed comparative proteomics analysis using samples of non-embryogenic callus (NEC), embryogenic callus (EC) and somatic embryo (SE) using the isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) technology...
December 6, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214191/vascular-mechanotransduction-data-in-a-rodent-model-of-diabetes-pressure-induced-regulation-of-shp2-and-associated-signaling-in-the-rat-inferior-vena-cava
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Kevin M Rice, Nandini D P K Manne, Ravikumar Arvapalli, Gautam K Ginjupalli, Eric R Blough
The effect of diabetes on vascular mechano-transductive response is of great concern. Given the higher rate of vein graft failures associated with diabetes, understanding the multiple cellular and molecular events associated with vascular remodeling is of vital importance. This article represents data related to a study published in Cardiovascular Diabetology [1] (Rice et al., 2006) and Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases [2] (Rice et al., 2015) evaluating the effect of pressurization on rat inferior venae cavae (IVC)...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212935/tetraspanin-cd63-bridges-autophagic-and-endosomal-processes-to-regulate-exosomal-secretion-and-intracellular-signaling-of-epstein-barr-virus-lmp1
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Stephanie N Hurwitz, Mujeeb R Cheerathodi, Dingani Nkosi, Sara B York, David G Meckes
The tetraspanin protein CD63 has been recently described as a key factor in extracellular vesicle (EV) production and endosomal cargo sorting. In the context of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, CD63 is required for the efficient packaging of the major viral oncoprotein latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) into exosomes and other EV populations, and acts as a negative regulator of LMP1 intracellular signaling. Accumulating evidence has also pointed to intersections of the endosomal and autophagy pathways in maintaining cellular secretory processes, and as sites for viral assembly and replication...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212797/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-generated-from-urine-derived-cells-into-cardiomyocytes
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Yu-Feng Jiang, Min Chen, Nan-Nan Zhang, Hua-Jia Yang, Qing Rui, Ya-Feng Zhou
Breakthrough advances in stem cell research made it possible for generation of human cardiomyocytes from cells derived from various sources, including skin biopsy. However, it is attractive to build up a negligibly invasive way to create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. In this study, we created iPS cells from human urine-derived epithelial cells by gene transduction using lentiviral vectors in a totally noninvasive manner. After that, we induced the differentiation of iPS cells into functional cardiomyocytes both in vitro and in vivo Action potentials were recorded in putative cardiomyocytes and spontaneous beating cells were observed...
December 6, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212024/cell-type-specific-splicing-of-piezo2-regulates-mechanotransduction
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Marcin Szczot, Leah A Pogorzala, Hans Jürgen Solinski, Lynn Young, Philina Yee, Claire E Le Pichon, Alexander T Chesler, Mark A Hoon
Piezo2 is a mechanically activated ion channel required for touch discrimination, vibration detection, and proprioception. Here, we discovered that Piezo2 is extensively spliced, producing different Piezo2 isoforms with distinct properties. Sensory neurons from both mice and humans express a large repertoire of Piezo2 variants, whereas non-neuronal tissues express predominantly a single isoform. Notably, even within sensory ganglia, we demonstrate the splicing of Piezo2 to be cell type specific. Biophysical characterization revealed substantial differences in ion permeability, sensitivity to calcium modulation, and inactivation kinetics among Piezo2 splice variants...
December 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211894/acid-growth-an-ongoing-trip
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Giulia Arsuffi, Siobhan A Braybrook
Since its first formulation almost 50 years ago, acid growth has had a chequered past complicated by utilization of diverse species and organs for testing alongside necessary but coarse methodology. Within the past 25 years, we have gained new insights into the molecular mechanisms behind the transduction of the signal auxin into the reality of an apoplastic pH shift as well as the effect on cell wall mechanics and the biochemical players within the wall contributing to the resultant growth. In this review, we begin by discussing the historical work and its complications, move on to the modern work and its addition to acid growth, which we finally summarize in an updated model which includes new postulations and questions...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211847/changes-in-neuronal-signaling-and-cell-stress-response-pathways-are-associated-with-a-multigenic-response-of-drosophila-melanogaster-to-ddt-selection
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Keon Mook Seong, Brad S Coates, Weilin Sun, John M Clark, Barry R Pittendrigh
The adaptation of insect populations to insecticidal control is a continual threat to human health and sustainable agricultural practices, but many complex genomic mechanisms involved in this adaption remain poorly understood. This study applied a systems approach to investigate the interconnections between structural and functional variance in response to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) within the Drosophila melanogaster strain 91-R. Directional selection in six selective sweeps coincided with constitutive gene expression differences in DDT resistant flies, including the most highly up-regulated transcript, Unc-115b, which plays a central role in axon guidance, and the most highly down-regulated transcript, the angiopoietin-like CG31832, which is involved in directing vascular branching and dendrite outgrowth but likely under trans-regulatory control...
December 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210641/dynamic-localization-of-hepatocellular-transporters-role-in-biliary-excretion-and-impairment-in-cholestasis
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Marcelo Gabriel Roma, Ismael R Barosso, Gisel S Miszczuk, Fernando A Crocenzi, Enrique J Sanchez Pozzi
Bile flow generation is driven by the vectorial transfer of osmotically active compounds from sinusoidal blood into a confined space, the bile canaliculus. Hence, localization of hepatocellular transporters relevant to bile formation is crucial for bile secretion. Hepatocellular transporters are localized either in the plasma membrane or in recycling endosomes, from where they can be relocated to the plasma membrane on demand, or endocytosed when the demand decreases. The balance between endocytic internalization/exocytic targeting to/from this recycling compartment is therefore the main determinant of the hepatic capability to generate bile, and to dispose endo- and xenobiotics...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210076/in-vitro-effect-of-antiretroviral-drugs-on-cultured-primary-astrocytes-analysis-of-neurotoxicity-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibition
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Tiziana Latronico, Ilaria Pati, Rossana Ciavarella, Anna Fasano, Fabio Mengoni, Miriam Lichtner, Vincenzo Vullo, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Grazia Maria Liuzzi
There is little information available on the possible toxic effects that antiretroviral (ARV) drugs used for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected subjects, may have on the central nervous system (CNS) resident cells. Moreover, it is unclear whether the efficacy of the ARV drugs may also be due to their ability to exert extravirological effects on factors responsible for the development of HIV brain injury, e.g. matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). This study investigates the toxicity of three different ARV drugs and on their ability to modulate levels and expression of gelatinases A (MMP-2) and B (MMP-9) in astrocytes...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209465/two-component-signal-transduction-systems-in-oral-bacteria
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Renata O Mattos-Graner, Margaret J Duncan
We present an overview of how members of the oral microbiota respond to their environment by regulating gene expression through two-component signal transduction systems (TCSs) to support conditions compatible with homeostasis in oral biofilms or drive the equilibrium toward dysbiosis in response to environmental changes. Using studies on the sub-gingival Gram-negative anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis and Gram-positive streptococci as examples, we focus on the molecular mechanisms involved in activation of TCS and species specificities of TCS regulons...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209170/noradrenaline-modulates-the-membrane-potential-and-holding-current-of-medial-prefrontal-cortex-pyramidal-neurons-via-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptors-and-hcn-channels
#18
Katarzyna Grzelka, Przemysław Kurowski, Maciej Gawlak, Paweł Szulczyk
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) receives dense noradrenergic projections from the locus coeruleus. Adrenergic innervation of mPFC pyramidal neurons plays an essential role in both physiology (control of memory formation, attention, working memory, and cognitive behavior) and pathophysiology (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, cognitive deterioration after traumatic brain injury, behavioral changes related to addiction, Alzheimer's disease and depression). The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanism responsible for adrenergic receptor-mediated control of the resting membrane potential in layer V mPFC pyramidal neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209087/quantitative-trait-loci-mapping-for-feed-conversion-efficiency-in-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus
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Meixia Pang, Beide Fu, Xiaomu Yu, Haiyang Liu, Xinhua Wang, Zhan Yin, Shouqi Xie, Jingou Tong
QTL is a chromosomal region including single gene or gene clusters that determine a quantitative trait. While feed efficiency is highly important in aquaculture fish, little genetic and genomic progresses have been made for this trait. In this study, we constructed a high-resolution genetic linkage map in a full-sib F1 family of crucian carp (Carassius auratus) consisting of 113 progenies with 8,460 SNP markers assigning onto 50 linkage groups (LGs). This genetic map spanned 4,047.824 cM (0.478 cM/marker) and covered 98...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209037/bacteriophage-t5-tail-tube-structure-suggests-a-trigger-mechanism-for-siphoviridae-dna-ejection
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Charles-Adrien Arnaud, Grégory Effantin, Corinne Vivès, Sylvain Engilberge, Maria Bacia, Pascale Boulanger, Eric Girard, Guy Schoehn, Cécile Breyton
The vast majority of phages, bacterial viruses, possess a tail ensuring host recognition, cell wall perforation and safe viral DNA transfer from the capsid to the host cytoplasm. Long flexible tails are formed from the tail tube protein (TTP) polymerised as hexameric rings around and stacked along the tape measure protein (TMP). Here, we report the crystal structure of T5 TTP pb6 at 2.2 Å resolution. Pb6 is unusual in forming a trimeric ring, although structure analysis reveals homology with all classical TTPs and related tube proteins of bacterial puncturing devices (type VI secretion system and R-pyocin)...
December 5, 2017: Nature Communications
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