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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732250/structural-biology-of-telomerase-and-its-interaction-at-telomeres
#1
REVIEW
Yaqiang Wang, Juli Feigon
Telomerase is an RNP that synthesizes the 3' ends of linear chromosomes and is an important regulator of telomere length. It contains a single long non-coding telomerase RNA (TER), telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), and other proteins that vary among organisms. Recent progress in structural biology of telomerase includes reports of the first cryo-electron microscopy structure of telomerase, from Tetrahymena, new crystal structures of TERT domains, telomerase RNA structures and models, and identification in Tetrahymena telomerase holoenzyme of human homologues of telomere-associated proteins that have provided a more unified view of telomerase interaction at telomeres as well as insights into the role of telomerase RNA in activity and assembly...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712728/hexim1-and-neat1-long-non-coding-rna-form-a-multi-subunit-complex-that-regulates-dna-mediated-innate-immune-response
#2
Mehdi Morchikh, Alexandra Cribier, Raoul Raffel, Sonia Amraoui, Julien Cau, Dany Severac, Emeric Dubois, Olivier Schwartz, Yamina Bennasser, Monsef Benkirane
The DNA-mediated innate immune response underpins anti-microbial defenses and certain autoimmune diseases. Here we used immunoprecipitation, mass spectrometry, and RNA sequencing to identify a ribonuclear complex built around HEXIM1 and the long non-coding RNA NEAT1 that we dubbed the HEXIM1-DNA-PK-paraspeckle components-ribonucleoprotein complex (HDP-RNP). The HDP-RNP contains DNA-PK subunits (DNAPKc, Ku70, and Ku80) and paraspeckle proteins (SFPQ, NONO, PSPC1, RBM14, and MATRIN3). We show that binding of HEXIM1 to NEAT1 is required for its assembly...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710009/mrna-interactome-capture-in-mammalian-cells
#3
Nicolai Kastelic, Markus Landthaler
Throughout their entire life cycle, mRNAs are associated with RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), forming ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes with highly dynamic compositions. Their interplay is one key to control gene regulatory mechanisms from mRNA synthesis to decay. To assay the global scope of RNA-protein interactions, we and others have published a method combining crosslinking with highly stringent oligo(dT) affinity purification to enrich proteins associated with polyadenylated RNA (poly(A)+ RNA). Identification of the poly(A)+ RNA-bound proteome (also: mRNA interactome capture) has by now been applied to a diversity of cell lines and model organisms, uncovering comprehensive repertoires of RBPs and hundreds of novel RBP candidates...
July 11, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699322/a-respiratory-marker-derived-from-left-vagus-nerve-signals-recorded-with-implantable-cuff-electrodes
#4
Cristian Sevcencu, Thomas N Nielsen, Benedict Kjaergaard, Johannes J Struijk
OBJECTIVE: Left vagus nerve (LVN) stimulation (LVNS) has been tested for lowering the blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension (RH). Whereas, closed-loop LVNS (CL-LVNS) driven by a BP marker may be superior to open-loop LVNS, there are situations (e.g., exercising) when hypertension is normal. Therefore, an ideal anti-RH CL-LVNS system requires a variable to avoid stimulation in such conditions, for example, a respiratory marker ideally extracted from the LVN. As the LVN conducts respiratory signals, this study aimed to investigate if such signals can be recorded using implantable means and if a marker to monitor respiration could be derived from such recordings...
July 11, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698239/enzymatic-production-of-single-molecule-fish-and-rna-capture-probes
#5
Imre Gaspar, Frank Wippich, Anne Ephrussi
Arrays of singly-labelled short oligonucleotides that hybridize to a specific target revolutionized RNA biology, enabling quantitative, single molecule microscopy analysis and high efficiency RNA/RNP capture. Here, we describe a simple and efficient method that allows flexible functionalization of inexpensive DNA oligonucleotides by different fluorescent dyes or biotin using terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase and custom-made functional group conjugated dideoxy-UTP. We show that 1) all steps of the oligonucleotide labelling - including conjugation, enzymatic synthesis and product purification - can be performed in a standard biology laboratory, 2) the process yields >90 %, often >95 % labeled product with minimal carry-over of impurities and 3) the oligonucleotides can be labeled with different dyes or biotin, allowing single molecule FISH or RNA affinity purification, and northern-blot analysis to be performed...
July 11, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697848/roles-of-rnase-p-and-its-subunits
#6
REVIEW
Nayef Jarrous
Recent studies show that nuclear RNase P is linked to chromatin structure and function. Thus, variants of this ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex bind to chromatin of small noncoding RNA genes; integrate into initiation complexes of RNA polymerase (Pol) III; repress histone H3.3 nucleosome deposition; control tRNA and PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) gene clusters for genome defense; and respond to Werner syndrome helicase (WRN)-related replication stress and DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Likewise, the related RNase MRP and RMRP-TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) are implicated in RNA-dependent RNA polymerization for chromatin silencing, whereas the telomerase carries out RNA-dependent DNA polymerization for telomere lengthening...
July 8, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690947/autoamputation-and-polyneuropathy-in-mixed-connective-tissue-disorder-a-case-report
#7
Syeda Naqvi, Vikash Talib, Razia Aijaz, Zeeshan Ali, Shehroz Bashir, Syed Masroor Ahmad, Shabnam Naveed
Mixed connective tissue disorder (MCTD) is a multisystem disease with overlapping features of other autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. MCTD presents with a distinctive antibody in serum known as U1-ribonucleoprotein (RNP). MCTD is quite rare as compared to other connective tissue disorders like SLE, systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, and polymyositis. We describe a case of MCTD in a young Asian female of 30 year old. This case highlights rare co-existence of polyneuropathy and autoamputation in MCTD disorder...
June 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678510/water-proton-relaxivities-of-radical-nanoparticles-self-assembled-via-hydration-or-dehydration-processes
#8
Kosuke Morishita, Yuna Okamoto, Shuhei Murayama, Kazuteru Usui, Eriko Ohashi, Go Hirai, Ichio Aoki, Satoru Karasawa
Nanoparticles capable of accumulating in tumor tissues are promising materials for tumor imaging and therapy. In this study, two radical nanoparticles (RNPs)-denoted as 1 and 2-composed of self-assembled ureabenzene derivatives possessing one or two amphiphilic side chains were demonstrated as candidates for metal-free functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents (CAs). Due to the self-assembly behavior of 1 and 2 in a saline solution, spherical RNPs of sizes ~50-90 and ~30-100 nm were detected...
July 5, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677507/the-hiv-1-tat-protein-mechanism-of-action-and-target-for-hiv-1-cure-strategies
#9
Andrew P Rice
The general mechanism involved in Tat activation of RNA Polymerase II (RNAP II) elongation of the integrated HIV-1 was elucidated over 20 years ago. This mechanism involves Tat binding to the TAR RNA element that forms at the 5' end of viral transcripts and recruiting a general RNAP II elongation factor termed as P-TEFb. This elongation factor consists of CDK9 and Cyclin T1, and when recruited by Tat to TAR RNA, CDK9 was proposed to phosphorylate the carboxyl terminal domain of RNAP II and thereby activate elongation...
July 4, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666010/dysregulation-of-h-aca-ribonucleoprotein-components-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#10
Patricia Carolina Dos Santos, Julieta Panero, Carmen Stanganelli, Virginia Palau Nagore, Flavia Stella, Raimundo Bezares, Irma Slavutsky
Telomeres are protective repeats of TTAGGG sequences located at the end of human chromosomes. They are essential to maintain chromosomal integrity and genome stability. Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein complex containing an internal RNA template (hTR) and a catalytic subunit (hTERT). The human hTR gene consists of three major domains; among them the H/ACA domain is essential for telomere biogenesis. H/ACA ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex is composed of four evolutionary conserved proteins, including dyskerin (encoded by DKC1 gene), NOP10, NHP2 and GAR1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655813/neurovascular-unit-protection-from-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-radical-containing-nanoparticles-in-mice
#11
Hisayuki Hosoo, Aiki Marushima, Yukio Nagasaki, Aki Hirayama, Hiromu Ito, Sandra Puentes, Arnela Mujagic, Hideo Tsurushima, Wataro Tsuruta, Kensuke Suzuki, Hirofumi Matsui, Yuji Matsumaru, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Reperfusion therapy by mechanical thrombectomy is used to treat acute ischemic stroke. However, reactive oxygen species generation after reperfusion therapy causes cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury, which aggravates cerebral infarction. There is limited evidence for clinical efficacy in stroke for antioxidants. Here, we developed a novel core-shell type nanoparticle containing 4-amino-4-hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (nitroxide radical-containing nanoparticles [RNPs]) and investigated its ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species and confer neuroprotection...
June 27, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655399/sonochemical-synthesis-of-highly-crystalline-photocatalyst-for-industrial-applications
#12
Muhammad Tayyab Noman, Jiri Militky, Jakub Wiener, Jana Saskova, Muhammad Azeem Ashraf, Hafsa Jamshaid, Musaddaq Azeem
Highly photo active pure anatase form of TiO2 nanoparticles with average particle size 4nm have been successfully synthesized by ultrasonic acoustic method (UAM). The effects of process variables i.e. precursors concentration and sonication time were investigated based on central composite design and response surface methodology. The characteristics of the resulting nanoparticles (RNP) were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry and Raman spectroscopy...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653957/the-lifecycle-of-the-ebola-virus-in-host-cells
#13
REVIEW
Dong-Shan Yu, Tian-Hao Weng, Xiao-Xin Wu, Frederick X C Wang, Xiang-Yun Lu, Hai-Bo Wu, Nan-Ping Wu, Lan-Juan Li, Hang-Ping Yao
Ebola haemorrhagic fever causes deadly disease in humans and non-human primates resulting from infection with the Ebola virus (EBOV) genus of the family Filoviridae. However, the mechanisms of EBOV lifecycle in host cells, including viral entry, membrane fusion, RNP formation, GP-tetherin interaction, and VP40-inner leaflet association remain poorly understood. This review describes the biological functions of EBOV proteins and their roles in the lifecycle, summarizes the factors related to EBOV proteins or RNA expression throughout the different phases, and reviews advances with regards to the molecular events and mechanisms of the EBOV lifecycle...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650479/aml1-eto-requires-enhanced-c-d-box-snorna-rnp-formation-to-induce-self-renewal-and-leukaemia
#14
Fengbiao Zhou, Yi Liu, Christian Rohde, Cornelius Pauli, Dennis Gerloff, Marcel Köhn, Danny Misiak, Nicole Bäumer, Chunhong Cui, Stefanie Göllner, Thomas Oellerich, Hubert Serve, Maria-Paz Garcia-Cuellar, Robert Slany, Jaroslaw P Maciejewski, Bartlomiej Przychodzen, Barbara Seliger, Hans-Ulrich Klein, Christoph Bartenhagen, Wolfgang E Berdel, Martin Dugas, Makoto Mark Taketo, Daneyal Farouq, Schraga Schwartz, Aviv Regev, Josée Hébert, Guy Sauvageau, Caroline Pabst, Stefan Hüttelmaier, Carsten Müller-Tidow
Leukaemogenesis requires enhanced self-renewal, which is induced by oncogenes. The underlying molecular mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Here, we identified C/D box snoRNAs and rRNA 2'-O-methylation as critical determinants of leukaemic stem cell activity. Leukaemogenesis by AML1-ETO required expression of the groucho-related amino-terminal enhancer of split (AES). AES functioned by inducing snoRNA/RNP formation via interaction with the RNA helicase DDX21. Similarly, global loss of C/D box snoRNAs with concomitant loss of rRNA 2'-O-methylation resulted in decreased leukaemia self-renewal potential...
June 26, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630497/chronic-treatment-with-a-smart-antioxidative-nanoparticle-for-inhibition-of-amyloid-plaque-propagation-in-tg2576-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Phetcharat Boonruamkaew, Pennapa Chonpathompikunlert, Long Binh Vong, Sho Sakaue, Yasushi Tomidokoro, Kazuhiro Ishii, Akira Tamaoka, Yukio Nagasaki
The present study aimed to assess whether our newly developed redox nanoparticle (RNP(N)) that has antioxidant potential decreases Aβ levels or prevents Aβ aggregation associated with oxidative stress. The transgenic Tg2576 Alzheimer's disease (AD) mice were used to investigate the effect of chronic ad libitum drinking of RNP(N) solution for 6 months, including memory and learning functions, antioxidant activity, and amyloid plaque aggregation. The results showed that RNP(N)-treated mice had significantly attenuated cognitive deficits of both spatial and non-spatial memories, reduced oxidative stress of lipid peroxide, and DNA oxidation...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605141/anti-ena-antibody-profiles-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#16
Christine M Litwin, Angela R Rourk
BACKGROUND: The presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) has been described following hepatitis C virus (HCV). Very few studies have investigated the presence of anti-extractable nuclear antigens (ENA) in HCV infection. METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of ENA antibodies in 100 patients with HCV infection compared to the prevalence of ENA antibodies in 100 healthy control patients. Sera from patients were tested for ENA using a multiplex microbead immunoassay...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601563/biophysical-characterization-of-influenza-a-virions
#17
Arun Parupudi, Flaviu Gruia, Samuel A Korman, Sonia Dragulin-Otto, Kuldip Sra, Richard L Remmele, Jared S Bee
Antigenic drift of the influenza A virus requires that vaccine production is targeted to the strains circulating each year. Live-attenuated influenza A vaccine manufacturing is used to produce intact virions with the surface antigens of the circulating strains. Influenza A typically contains a large percentage (>90%) of non-infective virions. The ribonucleoprotein (RNP) content, virion structure, and aggregation are factors that are thought to have an impact on infectivity. However, these factors are difficult to study because of the intrinsic variability in virion size, shape and overall structural integrity...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592532/voltage-dependent-anion-channel-1-interacts-with-ribonucleoprotein-complexes-to-enhance-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-polymerase-activity
#18
Chunyan Han, Xiangwei Zeng, Shuai Yao, Li Gao, Lizhou Zhang, Xiaole Qi, Yulu Duan, Bo Yang, Yulong Gao, Changjun Liu, Yanping Zhang, Yongqiang Wang, Xiaomei Wang
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is a double-stranded RNA virus. Segment A contains two overlapping open reading frames (ORFs), which encode viral proteins VP2, VP3, VP4, and VP5. Segment B contains one ORF and encodes the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, VP1. IBDV ribonucleoprotein complexes are composed of VP1, VP3, and dsRNA and play a critical role in mediating viral replication and transcription during virus life cycles. Here, we identified a cellular factor, VDAC1, which was upregulated during IBDV infection and found to mediate IBDV polymerase activity...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586350/a-conserved-role-for-the-escrt-membrane-budding-complex-in-line-retrotransposition
#19
Axel V Horn, Ivana Celic, Chun Dong, Irena Martirosyan, Jeffrey S Han
Long interspersed nuclear element-1s (LINE-1s, or L1s) are an active family of retrotransposable elements that continue to mutate mammalian genomes. Despite the large contribution of L1 to mammalian genome evolution, we do not know where active L1 particles (particles in the process of retrotransposition) are located in the cell, or how they move towards the nucleus, the site of L1 reverse transcription. Using a yeast model of LINE retrotransposition, we identified ESCRT (endosomal sorting complex required for transport) as a critical complex for LINE retrotransposition, and verified that this interaction is conserved for human L1...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585599/discordant-disease-expression-of-neonatal-lupus-erythematosus-in-twins
#20
Faiza Mustafa, Yawar Najam, Mohammad Tauqeer Akbar, Tahir Aziz Ahmed
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease resulting from the trans-placental passage of maternal anti-SSA/Ro, anti-SSB/La, and less frequently anti-RNP antibodies to the foetus. At the time of diagnosis 50% of mothers are asymptomatic. Neonatal manifestations of this multisystem disease may include congenital heart block, cutaneous lesions and haematological abnormalities. We present the case of congenital neonatal lupus erythematosus in non-identical twins, showing variability in clinical manifestation of this disease,despite receiving the same level of antibodies from the mother...
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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