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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650469/a-compartmentalized-phosphoinositide-signaling-axis-at-cilia-is-regulated-by-inpp5e-to-maintain-cilia-and-promote-sonic-hedgehog-medulloblastoma
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S E Conduit, V Ramaswamy, M Remke, D N Watkins, B J Wainwright, M D Taylor, C A Mitchell, J M Dyson
Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) signaling at primary cilia drives the proliferation and progression of a subset of medulloblastomas, the most common malignant paediatric brain tumor. Severe side effects associated with conventional treatments and resistance to targeted therapies has led to the need for new strategies. SHH signaling is dependent on primary cilia for signal transduction suggesting the potential for cilia destabilizing mechanisms as a therapeutic target. INPP5E is an inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase that hydrolyses PtdIns(4,5)P2 and more potently, the phosphoinositide (PI) 3-kinase product PtdIns(3,4,5)P3...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649635/gravireceptors-in-eukaryotes-a-comparison-of-case-studies-on-the-cellular-level
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Donat-P Häder, Markus Braun, Daniela Grimm, Ruth Hemmersbach
We have selected five evolutionary very different biological systems ranging from unicellular protists via algae and higher plants to human cells showing responses to the gravity vector of the Earth in order to compare their graviperception mechanisms. All these systems use a mass, which may either by a heavy statolith or the whole content of the cell heavier than the surrounding medium to operate on a gravireceptor either by exerting pressure or by pulling on a cytoskeletal element. In many cases the receptor seems to be a mechanosensitive ion channel activated by the gravitational force which allows a gated ion flux across the membrane when activated...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649259/the-cbl-and-cipk-gene-family-in-grapevine-vitis-vinifera-genome-wide-analysis-and-expression-profiles-in-response-to-various-abiotic-stresses
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Yue Xi, Jinyi Liu, Chao Dong, Zong-Ming Max Cheng
Calcium plays a central role in regulating signal transduction pathways. Calcineurin B-like proteins (CBLs), which harbor a crucial region consisting of EF hands that capture Ca(2+), interact in a specific manner with CBL-interacting protein kinases (CIPKs). This two gene families or their interacting-complex widely respond to various environment stimuli and development processes. The genome-wide annotation and specific expression patterns of CBLs and CIPKs, however, in grapevine remain unclear. In the present study, eight CBL and 20 CIPK genes were identified in grapevine genome, and divided into four and five subfamilies, respectively, based on phylogenetic analysis, and validated by gene structure and the distribution of conserved protein motifs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649246/redirected-primary-human-chimeric-antigen-receptor-natural-killer-cells-as-an-off-the-shelf-immunotherapy-for-improvement-in-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Olaf Oberschmidt, Stephan Kloess, Ulrike Koehl
Primary human natural killer (NK) cells recognize and subsequently eliminate virus infected cells, tumor cells, or other aberrant cells. However, cancer cells are able to develop tumor immune escape mechanisms to undermine this immune control. To overcome this obstacle, NK cells can be genetically modified to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) in order to improve specific recognition of cancer surface markers (e.g., CD19, CD20, and ErbB2). After target recognition, intracellular CAR domain signaling (CD3ζ, CD28, 4-1BB, and 2B4) leads to activation of PI3K or DNAX proteins (DAP10, DAP12) and finally to enhanced cytotoxicity, proliferation, and/or interferon γ release...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648582/molecular-mechanism-of-phosphate-signaling-in-plants
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REVIEW
Fei Wang, Meiju Deng, Jiming Xu, Xinlu Zhu, Chuanzao Mao
Phosphorus (P) is one of the indispensable macronutrients for plant growth and development. To adapt to low phosphate (Pi) environment, plants have evolved complex responsive and adaptive mechanisms for acquisition and remobilization of phosphate to maintain P homeostasis, which are regulated by complex gene regulation networks through the functions of Pi transporters (PTs) and other Pi starvation induced (PSI) genes. This review summarizes the recent progresses on the molecular regulation mechanism of phosphate transporters and phosphate signal transduction pathway (also called phosphate signaling) in dicot model plant Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and monocot model plant rice (Oryza sativa L...
June 22, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646556/injury-induced-maladaption-and-dysregulation-of-calcium-channel-alpha-2-delta-subunit-proteins-and-its-contribution-to-neuropathic-pain-development
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Nian Gong, John Park, Z David Luo
Voltage gated calcium channels (VGCCs) play important roles in physiological functions including modulations of neurotransmitter release, neuronal network activities, intracellular signaling pathways, and gene expression. Some pathological conditions, including nerve injuries, can cause dysregulation of VGCCs and their subunits. This in turn can lead to functional maladaption of VGCCs and their subunits, which can contribute to development of disorders such as pain sensations. This review summarized recent findings related to maladaptive changes of dysregulated VGCC alpha-2-delta-1 subunit (Cav α2 δ1 ) with a focus on exploration of mechanisms underlying contribution of Cav α2 δ1 to pain signal transduction...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646471/decoding-early-myelopoiesis-from-dynamics-of-core-endogenous-network
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Hang Su, Gaowei Wang, Ruoshi Yuan, Junqiang Wang, Ying Tang, Ping Ao, Xiaomei Zhu
A decade ago mainstream molecular biologists regarded it impossible or biologically ill-motivated to understand the dynamics of complex biological phenomena, such as cancer genesis and progression, from a network perspective. Indeed, there are numerical difficulties even for those who were determined to explore along this direction. Undeterred, seven years ago a group of Chinese scientists started a program aiming to obtain quantitative connections between tumors and network dynamics. Many interesting results have been obtained...
May 29, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644386/capsaicin-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-downregulating-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Yu-Tsai Lin, Hung-Chen Wang, Yi-Chiang Hsu, Chung-Lung Cho, Ming-Yu Yang, Chih-Yen Chien
Capsaicin is a potential chemotherapeutic agent for different human cancers. In Southeast China, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has the highest incidence of all cancers, but final treatment outcomes are unsatisfactory. However, there is a lack of information regarding the anticancer activity of capsaicin in NPC cells, and its effects on the signaling transduction pathways related to apoptosis and autophagy remain unclear. In the present study, the precise mechanisms by which capsaicin exerts anti-proliferative effects, cell cycle arrest, autophagy and apoptosis were investigated in NPC-TW01 cells...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643757/significance-of-expression-of-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-proteins-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-1-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-2-and-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-3-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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Toral Pundrik Kobawala, Trupti I Trivedi, Kinjal Kevin Gajjar, Girish H Patel, Nandita R Ghosh
PURPOSE: Uncontrolled cytokine signal transduction largely associated with oncogene activation, can have disastrous biological consequences. The suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins represent one of the mechanisms by which this rampant signaling can be dissipated. Thus, we aimed to study the expression of SOCS-1, SOCS-2, and SOCS-3 in patients having benign thyroid disease and papillary thyroid cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SOCS protein expression was studied in 45 patients with benign thyroid disease and in 83 papillary thyroid cancer patients by immunohistochemistry and their association with clinicopathological characteristics and overall survival in cancer patients were analyzed using SPSS software...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642036/transcription-factor-decoy-technology-a-therapeutic-update
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REVIEW
Markus Hecker, Andreas H Wagner
Targeting transcription factors represents one possibility to interfere with a known activated regulatory pathway that promotes disease. Double-stranded transcription factor decoy (TFD) oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) are therapeutic drug candidates, which are able to specifically target and neutralize key transcription factors involved in the pathogenesis of a given disease. These short double-stranded TFD molecules mimic the consensus DNA binding site of a specific transcription factor in the promoter region of its target genes...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641931/transfer-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Jakob Haaber, José R Penadés, Hanne Ingmer
Staphylococcus aureus is a serious human pathogen with remarkable adaptive powers. Antibiotic-resistant clones rapidly emerge mainly by acquisition of antibiotic-resistance genes from other S. aureus strains or even from other genera. Transfer is mediated by a diverse complement of mobile genetic elements and occurs primarily by conjugation or bacteriophage transduction, with the latter traditionally being perceived as the primary route. Recent work on conjugation and transduction suggests that transfer by these mechanisms may be more extensive than previously thought, in terms of the range of plasmids that can be transferred by conjugation and the efficiency with which transduction occurs...
June 19, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641621/-effect-of-down-regulatory-nucleostemin-expression-on-autophagy-activities-in-p53-null-hl-60-leukemia-cells
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Yuan-Yu Wei, Zhao-Bo Li, Fan Zhang, Ning-Ning Wang, Shuai Liu, Bao-Hong Yue
OBJECTIVE: Based on previous microarry and bioinformatic analysis results, to investigate the effect of nucleostemin(NS) expression down-regulation on autophagy activity in p53 null HL-60 leukemia cells, so as to provide evidence for studying mechanisms of p53-independent signal pathway of NS in details. METHODS: The autophagy activity of HL-60 cells after down-regulation of NS expression was detected with acidine orange staining, Western blot and transmission electron mcrioscope technique...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641092/nuclear-mechanotransduction-sensing-the-force-from-within
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REVIEW
Avathamsa Athirasala, Nivi Hirsch, Amnon Buxboim
The cell nucleus is a hallmark of eukaryotic evolution, where gene expression is regulated and the genome is replicated and repaired. Yet, in addition to complex molecular processes, the nucleus has also evolved to serve physical tasks that utilize its optical and mechanical properties. Nuclear mechanotransduction of externally applied forces and extracellular stiffness is facilitated by the physical connectivity of the extracellular environment, the cytoskeleton and the nucleoskeletal matrix of lamins and chromatin...
June 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640952/label-free-dynamic-mass-redistribution-and-bio-impedance-methods-for-drug-discovery
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Manuel Grundmann
Label-free biosensors are increasingly employed in drug discovery. Cell-based biosensors provide valuable insights into the biological consequences of exposing cells and tissues to chemical agents and the underlying molecular mechanisms associated with these effects. Optical biosensors based on the detection of dynamic mass redistribution (DMR) and impedance biosensors using cellular dielectric spectroscopy (CDS) capture changes of the cytoskeleton of living cells in real time. Because signal transduction correlates with changes in cell morphology, DMR and CDS biosensors are exquisitely suited for recording integrated cell responses in an unbiased, yet pathway-specific manner without the use of labels that may interfere with cell function...
June 22, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640691/the-nesprin-cytoskeleton-interface-probed-directly-on-single-nuclei-is-a-mechanically-rich-system
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Daniel A Balikov, Sonia K Brady, Ung Hyun Ko, Jennifer H Shin, Jose M de Pereda, Arnoud Sonnenberg, Hak-Joon Sung, Matthew J Lang
The cytoskeleton provides structure and plays an important role in cellular function such as migration, resisting compression forces, and transport. The cytoskeleton also reacts to physical cues such as fluid shear stress or extracellular matrix remodeling by reorganizing filament associations, most commonly focal adhesions and cell-cell cadherin junctions. These mechanical stimuli can result in genome-level changes, and the physical connection of the cytoskeleton to the nucleus provides an optimal conduit for signal transduction by interfacing with nuclear envelope proteins, called nesprins, within the LINC (linker of the nucleus to the cytoskeleton) complex...
June 22, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640449/polycystic-kidney-disease
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Joseph Ghata, Benjamin D Cowley
Renal cysts, which arise from renal tubules, can be seen in a variety of hereditary and nonhereditary entities. Common mechanisms associated with renal cyst formation include increased cell proliferation, epithelial fluid secretion, and extracellular matrix remodeling. Hereditary polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is seen as a component of numerous diseases. Autosomal dominant (AD) PKD is the most common potentially fatal hereditary disease in humans, causes renal failure in approximately 50% of affected individuals, and accounts for approximately 5% of end stage renal disease cases in the United States...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640079/a-genome-wide-association-scan-of-biological-processes-involved-in-oral-lichen-planus-and-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Qiaozhen Yang, Beiyun Xu, Hongying Sun, Xiaxia Wang, Jie Zhang, Xuedi Yu, Xiaojuan Ma
BACKGROUND: In this study, the molecular mechanisms underlying malignant transformation from oral lichen planus (OLP) to oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) were examined. METHODS: High-throughput sequencing of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and mRNAs of normal subjects and patients with OLP and OSCC was conducted. RNA-seq reads were mapped, lncRNA and mRNA transcripts were assembled, and expression levels were estimated. The targets of lncRNAs were predicted. Finally, Gene Ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analyses of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and lncRNA targets were performed...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639894/deregulated-expression-of-cdc6-as-bcr-abl-dependent-survival-factor-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Jia-Hua Zhang, Yan-Li He, Rui Zhu, Wen Du, Jun-Hua Xiao
Chronic myeloid leukemia is characterized by the presence of the reciprocal translocation t(9;22) and the BCR/ABL oncogene. The BCR/ABL oncogene activates multiple signaling pathways and involves the dysregulation of oncogenes during the progression of chronic myeloid leukemia. The cell division cycle protein 6, an essential regulator of DNA replication, is elevated in some human cancer cells. However, the expression of cell division cycle protein 6 in chronic myeloid leukemia and the underlying regulatory mechanism remain to be elucidated...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638111/transcriptome-analyses-of-taste-organoids-reveal-multiple-pathways-involved-in-taste-cell-generation
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Wenwen Ren, Eitaro Aihara, Weiwei Lei, Nishi Gheewala, Hironobu Uchiyama, Robert F Margolskee, Ken Iwatsuki, Peihua Jiang
Taste cells undergo constant turnover throughout life; however, the molecular mechanisms governing taste cell generation are not well understood. Using RNA-Seq, we systematically surveyed the transcriptome landscape of taste organoids at different stages of growth. Our data show the staged expression of a variety of genes and identify multiple signaling pathways underlying taste cell differentiation and taste stem/progenitor cell proliferation. For example, transcripts of taste receptors appear only or predominantly in late-stage organoids...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638079/transcriptome-changes-between-compatible-and-incompatible-graft-combination-of-litchi-chinensis-by-digital-gene-expression-profile
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Zhe Chen, Jietang Zhao, Fuchu Hu, Yonghua Qin, Xianghe Wang, Guibing Hu
Plant grafting has been practiced widely in horticulture and proved as a useful tool in science. However, the mechanisms of graft healing or graft incompatibility remain poorly understood. In this study, Litchi chinensis cv. 'Jingganghongnuo' homograft ('J/J') and 'Jingganghongnuo'/'zhuangyuanhong' heterograft ('J/Z') as compatible and incompatible combination, respectively, was used to study transcriptional changes between incompatible and compatible graft during graft union formation. Anatomical observation indicated that three stages (2 h, 14 d and 21 d after grafting) were critical for graft union formation and selected for high-throughput sequencing...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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