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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749290/granulomatous-encephalomyelitis-in-a-false-gharial-tomistoma-schlegelii-associated-with-a-novel-chlamydia-species
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Marjorie Bercier, Darryl J Heard, Alexandra M Goe, Ember Epperson, Jeffrey R Abbott, April L Childress, James F X Wellehan
A 5-yr-old, captive, hatched, female false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) presented with a 1-mo history of cervical spinal curvature. Antemortem diagnostics, including blood work, electromyography, muscle biopsies, and advanced imaging tests, were either within reference ranges or did not identify any specific etiology. Necropsy revealed extensive, marked, chronic granulomatous encephalomyelitis along with neuronal necrosis, rarefaction, gliosis, and astrocytosis of the white and gray matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747798/microbial-planktonic-communities-in-the-red-sea-high-levels-of-spatial-and-temporal-variability-shaped-by-nutrient-availability-and-turbulence
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John K Pearman, Joanne Ellis, Xabier Irigoien, Y V B Sarma, Burton H Jones, Susana Carvalho
The semi-enclosed nature of the Red Sea (20.2°N-38.5°N) makes it a natural laboratory to study the influence of environmental gradients on microbial communities. This study investigates the composition and structure of microbial prokaryotes and eukaryotes using molecular methods, targeting ribosomal RNA genes across different regions and seasons. The interaction between spatial and temporal scales results in different scenarios of turbulence and nutrient conditions allowing for testing of ecological theory that categorizes the response of the plankton community to these variations...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747643/generation-of-ribosome-imprinted-polymers-for-sensitive-detection-of-translational-responses
#3
Helen A King, Hazim F El-Sharif, Ana M Matia-González, Valentina Iadevaia, Adeola Fowotade, Subrayal M Reddy, André P Gerber
Whilst the profiling of the transcriptome and proteome even of single-cells becomes feasible, the analysis of the translatome, which refers to all messenger RNAs (mRNAs) engaged with ribosomes for protein synthesis, is still an elaborate procedure requiring millions of cells. Herein, we report the generation and use of "smart materials", namely molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) to facilitate the isolation of ribosomes and translated mRNAs from merely 1,000 cells. In particular, we show that a hydrogel-based ribosome imprinted polymer could recover ribosomes and associated mRNAs from human, simian and mice cellular extracts, but did not selectively enrich yeast ribosomes, thereby demonstrating selectivity...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747472/disentangling-sources-of-variation-in-ssu-rdna-sequences-from-single-cell-analyses-of-ciliates-impact-of-copy-number-variation-and-experimental-error
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Chundi Wang, Tengteng Zhang, Yurui Wang, Laura A Katz, Feng Gao, Weibo Song
Small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU rDNA) is widely used for phylogenetic inference, barcoding and other taxonomy-based analyses. Recent studies indicate that SSU rDNA of ciliates may have a high level of sequence variation within a single cell, which impacts the interpretation of rDNA-based surveys. However, sequence variation can come from a variety of sources including experimental errors, especially the mutations generated by DNA polymerase in PCR. In the present study, we explore the impact of four DNA polymerases on sequence variation and find that low-fidelity polymerases exaggerate the estimates of single-cell sequence variation...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745933/does-eif3-promote-reinitiation-after-translation-of-short-upstream-orfs-also-in-mammalian-cells
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Vladislava Hronová, Mahabub Pasha Mohammad, Susan Wagner, Josef Pánek, Stanislava Gunišová, Jakub Zeman, Kristýna Poncová, Leoš Shivaya Valášek
Reinitiation after translation of short upstream ORFs (uORFs) represents one of the means of regulation of gene expression on the mRNA-specific level in response to changing environmental conditions. Over the years it has been shown - mainly in budding yeast - that its efficiency depends on cis-acting features occurring in sequences flanking reinitiation-permissive uORFs, the nature of their coding sequences, as well as protein factors acting in trans. We earlier demonstrated that the first two uORFs from the reinitiation-regulated yeast GCN4 mRNA leader carry specific structural elements in their 5' sequences that interact with the translation initiation factor eIF3 to prevent full ribosomal recycling post their translation...
July 26, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745585/maturation-of-selected-human-mitochondrial-trnas-requires-deadenylation
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Sarah F Pearce, Joanna Rorbach, Lindsey Van Haute, Aaron R D'Souza, Pedro Rebelo-Guiomar, Christopher A Powell, Ian Brierley, Andrew E Firth, Michal Minczuk
Human mitochondria contain a genome (mtDNA) that encodes essential subunits of the oxidative phosphorylation system. Expression of mtDNA entails multi-step maturation of precursor RNA. In other systems, the RNA life cycle involves surveillance mechanisms, however, the details of RNA quality control have not been extensively characterised in human mitochondria. Using a mitochondrial ribosome profiling and mitochondrial poly(A)-tail RNA sequencing (MPAT-Seq) assay we identify the poly(A)-specific exoribonuclease PDE12 as a major factor for the quality control of mitochondrial non-coding RNAs...
July 26, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744013/the-t-cell-leukemia-associated-ribosomal-rpl10-r98s-mutation-enhances-jak-stat-signaling
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T Girardi, S Vereecke, S O Sulima, Y Khan, L Fancello, J W Briggs, C Schwab, J O de Beeck, J Verbeeck, J Royaert, E Geerdens, C Vicente, S Bornschein, C J Harrison, J P Meijerink, J Cools, J D Dinman, K R Kampen, K De Keersmaecker
Several somatic ribosome defects have recently been discovered in cancer, yet their oncogenic mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here we investigated the pathogenic role of the recurrent R98S mutation in ribosomal protein L10 (RPL10-R98S) found in T-ALL. The JAK-STAT signaling pathway is a critical controller of cellular proliferation and survival. A proteome screen revealed overexpression of several Jak-Stat signaling proteins in engineered RPL10-R98S mouse lymphoid cells, which we confirmed in hematopoietic cells from transgenic Rpl10-R98S mice and T-ALL xenograft samples...
July 24, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743946/identification-of-the-eskape-pathogens-by-mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-microbial-membrane-glycolipids
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Lisa M Leung, William E Fondrie, Yohei Doi, J Kristie Johnson, Dudley K Strickland, Robert K Ernst, David R Goodlett
Rapid diagnostics that enable identification of infectious agents improve patient outcomes, antimicrobial stewardship, and length of hospital stay. Current methods for pathogen detection in the clinical laboratory include biological culture, nucleic acid amplification, ribosomal protein characterization, and genome sequencing. Pathogen identification from single colonies by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) analysis of high abundance proteins is gaining popularity in clinical laboratories...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743894/creb-regulates-distinct-adaptive-transcriptional-programs-in-astrocytes-and-neurons
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Luis Pardo, Luis Miguel Valor, Abel Eraso-Pichot, Angel Barco, Arantxa Golbano, Giles E Hardingham, Roser Masgrau, Elena Galea
The cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CREB) is a primary hub of activity-driven genetic programs in neurons controlling plasticity, neurogenesis and survival. By contrast, the gene networks coordinated by CREB in astrocytes are unknown despite the fact that the astrocytic CREB is also activity-driven and neuroprotective. Herein we identified the transcriptional programs regulated by CREB in astrocytes as compared to neurons using, as study materials, transcriptome databases of astrocyte exposed to well-known activators of CREB-dependent transcription as well as publicly available transcriptomes of neuronal cultures...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743817/bacterial-signaling-nucleotides-inhibit-yeast-cell-growth-by-impacting-mitochondrial-and-other-specifically-eukaryotic-functions
#10
Andy Hesketh, Marta Vergnano, Chris Wan, Stephen G Oliver
We have engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae to inducibly synthesize the prokaryotic signaling nucleotides cyclic di-GMP (cdiGMP), cdiAMP, and ppGpp in order to characterize the range of effects these nucleotides exert on eukaryotic cell function during bacterial pathogenesis. Synthetic genetic array (SGA) and transcriptome analyses indicated that, while these compounds elicit some common reactions in yeast, there are also complex and distinctive responses to each of the three nucleotides. All three are capable of inhibiting eukaryotic cell growth, with the guanine nucleotides exhibiting stronger effects than cdiAMP...
July 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743642/intercontinental-and-intracontinental-biogeography-of-the-eastern-asian-eastern-north-american-disjunct-panax-the-ginseng-genus-araliaceae-emphasizing-its-diversification-processes-in-eastern-asia
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Yun-Juan Zuo, Jun Wen, Shi-Liang Zhou
The intercontinental biogeography between eastern Asia and eastern North America has attracted much attention from evolutionary biologists. Further insights into understanding the evolution of the intercontinental disjunctions have been hampered by the lack of studies on the intracontinental biogeography in eastern Asia, a region with complex geology, geography, climates and habitats. Herein we studied the biogeographic history of the eastern Asian-eastern North American disjunct genus Panax with special emphasis on the investigation of its uneven diversification in Asia...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743463/study-of-rna-a-initiation-translation-of-the-infectious-pancreatic-necrosis-virus
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Andrea Rivas-Aravena, Patricio Muñoz, Patricia Jorquera, Alvaro Diaz, Claudia Reinoso, Sebastián González- Catrilelbún, Ana María Sandino
The infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) is a salmonid pathogen that causes significant economic losses to the aquaculture industry. IPNV is a non-enveloped virus containing two uncapped and non-polyadenylated double strand RNA genomic segments, RNA-A and RNA-B. The viral protein Vpg is covalently attached to the 5' end of both segments. There is little knowledge about its viral cycle, particularly about the translation of the RNAs. Through experiments using mono and bicistronic reporters, in this work we show that the 120-nucleotide-long 5'-UTR of RNA-A contains an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) that functions efficiently both in vitro and in salmon cells...
July 22, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743452/transcriptional-profiles-for-distinct-aggregation-states-of-mutant-huntingtin-exon-1-protein-unmask-new-huntington-s-disease-pathways
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Nagaraj S Moily, Angelique R Ormsby, Aleksandar Stojilovic, Yasmin M Ramdzan, Jeannine Diesch, Ross D Hannan, Michelle S Zajac, Anthony J Hannan, Alicia Oshlack, Danny M Hatters
Huntington's disease is caused by polyglutamine (polyQ)-expansion mutations in the CAG tandem repeat of the Huntingtin gene. The central feature of Huntington's disease pathology is the aggregation of mutant Huntingtin (Htt) protein into micrometer-sized inclusion bodies. Soluble mutant Htt states are most proteotoxic and trigger an enhanced risk of death whereas inclusions confer different changes to cellular health, and may even provide adaptive responses to stress. Yet the molecular mechanisms underpinning these changes remain unclear...
July 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743432/high-levels-of-eukaryotic-initiation-factor-6-eif6-are-required-for-immune-system-homeostasis-and-for-steering-the-glycolytic-flux-of-tcr-stimulated-cd4-t-cells-in-both-mice-and-humans
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Nicola Manfrini, Sara Ricciardi, Annarita Miluzio, Maya Fedeli, Alessandra Scagliola, Simone Gallo, Daniela Brina, Thure Adler, Dirk H Busch, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Helmut Fuchs, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Stefano Biffo
Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 6 (eIF6) is required for 60S ribosomal subunit biogenesis and efficient initiation of translation. Intriguingly, in both mice and humans, endogenous levels of eIF6 are detrimental, as they act as tumor and obesity facilitators, raising the question on the evolutionary pressure that maintains high eIF6 levels. Here we show that in mice and humans, high levels of eIF6 are required for proper immune functions. First, eIF6 heterozygous (het) mice show an increased mortality during viral infection and a reduction of peripheral blood CD4(+) Effector Memory T cells...
July 22, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743308/distribution-and-current-infection-status-of-biomphalaria-straminea-in-hong-kong
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Xin Zeng, Wing Chung Yiu, Kwan Ho Cheung, Ho Yin Yip, Wenyan Nong, Ping He, Dongjuan Yuan, David Rollinson, Jian-Wen Qiu, Ming Chiu Fung, Zhongdao Wu, Jerome Ho Lam Hui
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis, also generally known as snail fever, is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. In Hong Kong and mainland China, the freshwater snail Biomphalaria straminea has been introduced and has the potential to transmit intestinal schistosomiasis caused by S. mansoni, a parasite of man which has a wide distribution in Africa and parts of the New World, especially Brazil. The first identification of B. straminea in Hong Kong dates back to the 1970s, and its geographical distribution, phylogenetic relationships, and infection status have not been updated for more than 30 years...
July 25, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742826/macromolecular-biosynthetic-parameters-and-metabolic-profile-in-different-life-stages-of-leishmania-braziliensis-amastigotes-as-a-functionally-less-active-stage
#16
Marlene Jara, Maya Berg, Guy Caljon, Geraldine de Muylder, Bart Cuypers, Denis Castillo, Ilse Maes, María Del Carmen Orozco, Manu Vanaerschot, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Jorge Arevalo
It was recently hypothesized that Leishmania amastigotes could constitute a semi-quiescent stage characterized by low replication and reduced metabolic activity. This concept developed with Leishmania (Leishmania) mexicana and Leishmania (Leishmania) major models might explain numerous clinical and sub-clinical features of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis infections, like reactivation of the disease, non-response to chemotherapy or asymptomatic infections. We compared here in vitro the proliferative capability of L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742285/variable-expressivity-and-incomplete-penetrance-in-a-large-family-with-non-classical-diamond-blackfan-anemia-associated-with-ribosomal-protein-l11-splicing-variant
#17
Colleen M Carlston, Zeinab A Afify, Janice C Palumbos, Heidi Bagley, Carlos Barbagelata, Whitney L Wooderchak-Donahue, Rong Mao, John C Carey
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous bone marrow failure disorders with or without congenital anomalies. Variable expressivity and incomplete penetrance have been observed within affected families. Diamond-Blackfan anemia-7 (DBA7), caused by heterozygous mutations in ribosomal protein L11 (RPL11), accounts for approximately 5% of DBA. DBA7 is usually characterized by early-onset bone marrow failure often accompanied by congenital malformations, especially thumb defects...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742206/bioinformatics-analysis-of-rna-seq-data-revealed-critical-genes-in-colon-adenocarcinoma
#18
W-D Xi, Y-J Liu, X-B Sun, J Shan, L Yi, T-T Zhang
OBJECTIVE: RNA-seq data of colon adenocarcinoma (COAD) were analyzed with bioinformatics tools to discover critical genes in the disease. Relevant small molecule drugs, transcription factors (TFs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) were also investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RNA-seq data of COAD were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Differential analysis was performed with package edgeR. False positive discovery (FDR) < 0.05 and |log2 (fold change)|>1 were set as the cut-offs to screen out differentially expressed genes (DEGs)...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742153/reconstructing-the-regulatory-circuit-of-cell-fate-determination-in-yeast-mating-response
#19
Bin Shao, Haiyu Yuan, Rongfei Zhang, Xuan Wang, Shuwen Zhang, Qi Ouyang, Nan Hao, Chunxiong Luo
Massive technological advances enabled high-throughput measurements of proteomic changes in biological processes. However, retrieving biological insights from large-scale protein dynamics data remains a challenging task. Here we used the mating differentiation in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model and developed integrated experimental and computational approaches to analyze the proteomic dynamics during the process of cell fate determination. When exposed to a high dose of mating pheromone, the yeast cell undergoes growth arrest and forms a shmoo-like morphology; however, at intermediate doses, chemotropic elongated growth is initialized...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741923/codelivery-of-trichosanthin-and-albendazole-by-nano-self-assembly-for-overcoming-tumor-multidrug-resistance-and-metastasis
#20
Yisi Tang, Jianming Liang, Aihua Wu, Yingzhi Chen, Pengfei Zhao, Tingting Lin, Meng Zhang, Qin Xu, Jianxin Wang, Yongzhuo Huang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) and metastasis are the major obstacles in cancer chemotherapy. Nanotechnology-based combination therapy is a useful strategy. Recently, the combination of biologics and small drugs has attracted much attention in cancer therapy. Yet, the treatment outcomes are often compromised by the different pharmacokinetics profiles of the co-administered drugs, thus leading to inconsistent drug uptake and suboptimal drug combination at the tumor sites. Nanotechnology-based codelivery offers a promising method to address this problem, which is well demonstrated in the use of small drugs combination...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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