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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163625/genome-wide-association-study-reveals-novel-genes-associated-with-culm-cellulose-content-in-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Simerjeet Kaur, Xu Zhang, Amita Mohan, Haixiao Dong, Prashant Vikram, Sukhwinder Singh, Zhiwu Zhang, Kulvinder S Gill, Kanwarpal S Dhugga, Jaswinder Singh
Plant cell wall formation is a complex, coordinated and developmentally regulated process. Cellulose is the most dominant constituent of plant cell walls. Because of its paracrystalline structure, cellulose is the main determinant of mechanical strength of plant tissues. As the most abundant polysaccharide on earth, it is also the focus of cellulosic biofuel industry. To reduce culm lodging in wheat and for improved ethanol production, delineation of the variation for stem cellulose content could prove useful...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163150/targeting-dna-repair-through-podophyllotoxin-and-rutin-formulation-in-hematopoietic-radioprotection-an-in-silico-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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M H Yashavarddhan, Sandeep K Shukla, Pankaj Chaudhary, Nitya N Srivastava, Jayadev Joshi, Mrutyunjay Suar, Manju L Gupta
Drug discovery field has tremendously progressed during last few decades, however, an effective radiation countermeasure agent for the safe administration to the victims of radiation exposure is still unavailable. This multi-model study is aimed at elucidating the mechanistic aspects of a novel podophyllotoxin and rutin combination (henceforth referred as G-003M) in the hematopoietic radioprotection and its involvement in the DNA damage and repair signaling pathways. Using in silico study, we identified the binding sites and structural components of G-003M and validated in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162742/microtubules-tune-mechanotransduction-through-nox2-and-trpv4-to-decrease-sclerostin-abundance-in-osteocytes
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James S Lyons, Humberto C Joca, Robert A Law, Katrina M Williams, Jaclyn P Kerr, Guoli Shi, Ramzi J Khairallah, Stuart S Martin, Konstantinos Konstantopoulos, Christopher W Ward, Joseph P Stains
The adaptation of the skeleton to its mechanical environment is orchestrated by mechanosensitive osteocytes, largely by regulating the abundance of sclerostin, a secreted inhibitor of bone formation. We defined a microtubule-dependent mechanotransduction pathway that linked fluid shear stress to reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium (Ca(2+)) signals that led to a reduction in sclerostin abundance in cultured osteocytes. We demonstrated that microtubules stabilized by detyrosination, a reversible posttranslational modification of polymerized α-tubulin, determined the stiffness of the cytoskeleton, which set the mechanoresponsive range of cultured osteocytes to fluid shear stress...
November 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160172/neural-differentiation-of-spheroids-derived-from-hipsc-msc-co-culture
#4
Liqing Song, Ang-Chen Tsai, Xuegang Yuan, Julie Bejoy, Sébastien Sart, Teng Ma, Yan Li
Organoids, the condensed 3-D tissues emerged at the early stage of organogenesis, are a promising approach to regenerate functional and vascularized organ mimics. While incorporation of heterotypic cell types such as human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived neural progenitors aid neural organ development, the interactions of secreted factors during neurogenesis have not been well understood. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of the composition and structure of 3-D hybrid spheroids of hiPSCs and hMSCs on dorsal cortical differentiation and the secretion of extracellular matrices and trophic factors in vitro...
November 21, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158611/phylogeny-of-xerophilic-aspergilli-subgenus-aspergillus-and-taxonomic-revision-of-section-restricti
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F Sklenář, Ž Jurjević, P Zalar, J C Frisvad, C M Visagie, M Kolařík, J Houbraken, A J Chen, N Yilmaz, K A Seifert, M Coton, F Déniel, N Gunde-Cimerman, R A Samson, S W Peterson, V Hubka
Aspergillus section Restricti together with sister section Aspergillus (formerly Eurotium) comprises xerophilic species, that are able to grow on substrates with low water activity and in extreme environments. We adressed the monophyly of both sections within subgenus Aspergillus and applied a multidisciplinary approach for definition of species boundaries in sect. Restricti. The monophyly of sections Aspergillus and Restricti was tested on a set of 102 isolates comprising all currently accepted species and was strongly supported by Maximum likelihood (ML) and Bayesian inferrence (BI) analysis based on β-tubulin (benA), calmodulin (CaM) and RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (RPB2) loci...
September 2017: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158610/cephalotrichum-and-related-synnematous-fungi-with-notes-on-species-from-the-built-environment
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J H C Woudenberg, M Sandoval-Denis, J Houbraken, K A Seifert, R A Samson
A recent taxonomic revision of Microascaceae with an emphasis on synnematous fungi enabled re-identification of previously isolated indoor strains of Cephalotrichum. All available Cephalotrichum strains from the culture collection of the Westerdijk Institute were studied, 20 originating from the built environment. Phylogenetic relationships were inferred from DNA sequence data from the internal transcribed spacer 1 and 2 and intervening 5.8S nrDNA (ITS), and parts of β-tubulin (tub2) and translation elongation factor 1-α (tef1) genes...
September 2017: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155559/crafting-of-neuroprotective-octapeptide-from-taxol-binding-pocket-of-%C3%AE-tubulin
#7
Prasenjit Mondal, Gaurav Das, Juhee Khan, Krishnangsu Pradhan, Surajit Ghosh
Microtubules play crucial role in maintaining the shape and function of neurons. During progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), severe destabilization of microtubule occurs, which leads to the permanent disruption of signal transduction process and memory loss. Thus, microtubule stabilization is one of the key requirements for the treatment of AD. Taxol, a microtubule stabilizing anti-cancer drug has been considered as potential anti-AD drug but never tested in AD patients, likely because of its' toxic nature and poor brain exposure...
November 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155091/dynamic-molecular-events-associated-to-plasmodium-berghei-gametogenesis-through-proteomic-approach
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Carlos H S Garcia, Delphine Depoix, Rayner M L Queiroz, Jaques M F Souza, Wagner Fontes, Marcelo V de Sousa, Marlon D M Santos, Paulo C Carvalho, Philippe Grellier, Sébastien Charneau
Plasmodium mature sexual cycle occurs in the vector mosquitoes and ensures the transmission to a new host. Gametogenesis takes place within minutes in the vector midgut. Gametocytes have to complete a deep nuclear reorganization, quick differentiation, and in the case of male gametocytes, intracytoplasmic flagellum assembly that results in free-swimming microgametes required for macrogamete fertilization. In efforts to improve our knowledge of molecular mechanisms involved in gamete morphogenesis, we carried out a nanoLC/MSMS based quantitative proteomic analysis throughout the xanthurenic acid-induced gametogenesis of the rodent parasite P...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153323/microtubule-tip-tracking-by-the-spindle-and-kinetochore-protein-ska1-requires-diverse-tubulin-interacting-surfaces
#9
Julie K Monda, Ian P Whitney, Ekaterina V Tarasovetc, Elizabeth Wilson-Kubalek, Ronald A Milligan, Ekaterina L Grishchuk, Iain M Cheeseman
The macromolecular kinetochore functions to generate interactions between chromosomal DNA and spindle microtubules [1]. To facilitate chromosome movement and segregation, kinetochores must maintain associations with both growing and shrinking microtubule ends. It is critical to define the proteins and their properties that allow kinetochores to associate with dynamic microtubules. The kinetochore-localized human Ska1 complex binds to microtubules and tracks with depolymerizing microtubule ends [2]. We now demonstrate that the Ska1 complex also autonomously tracks with growing microtubule ends in vitro, a key property that would allow this complex to act at kinetochores to mediate persistent associations with dynamic microtubules...
November 9, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151629/six-new-phytophthora-species-from-its-clade-7a-including-two-sexually-functional-heterothallic-hybrid-species-detected-in-natural-ecosystems-in-taiwan
#10
T Jung, M H Jung, B Scanu, D Seress, G M Kovács, C Maia, A Pérez-Sierra, T-T Chang, A Chandelier, K Heungens, K van Poucke, P Abad-Campos, M Léon, S O Cacciola, J Bakonyi
During a survey of Phytophthora diversity in natural ecosystems in Taiwan six new species were detected. Multigene phylogeny based on the nuclear ITS, ß-tubulin and HSP90 and the mitochondrial cox1 and NADH1 gene sequences demonstrated that they belong to ITS Clade 7a with P. europaea, P. uniformis, P. rubi and P. cambivora being their closest relatives. All six new species differed from each other and from related species by a unique combination of morphological characters, the breeding system, cardinal temperatures and growth rates...
June 2017: Persoonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151628/riding-with-the-ants
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A P M Duarte, D Attili-Angelis, N C Baron, J Z Groenewald, P W Crous, F C Pagnocca
Isolates of Teratosphaeriaceae have frequently been found in the integument of attine ants, proving to be common and diverse in this microenvironment. The LSU phylogeny of the ant-isolated strains studied revealed that they cluster in two main lineages. The first was associated with the genus Xenopenidiella whereas the other represented two ant-isolated lineages sister to the taxa Penidiella aggregata and P. drakensbergensis, which are allocated to the new genus Penidiellomyces. The genus Penidiella is limited to the lineage containing P...
June 2017: Persoonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151164/correction-to-hdac6-deacetylates-alpha-tubulin-in-sperm-and-modulates-sperm-motility-in-holtzman-rat
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Sweta Parab, Omshree Shetty, Reshma Gaonkar, Nafisa Balasinor, Vrinda Khole, Priyanka Parte
The published online version contains mistake. The chimeric peptide should read as 'DPSVLYVSLHRYGGYMNEGELRV'. It was inadvertently written as 'DPSVLYVSLYVSLHRYGGYMNEGELR' a mistake which we missed during proof reading.
November 18, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150645/axonemal-lumen-dominates-cytosolic-protein-diffusion-inside-the-primary-cilium
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Wangxi Luo, Andrew Ruba, Daisuke Takao, Ludovit P Zweifel, Roderick Y H Lim, Kristen J Verhey, Weidong Yang
Transport of membrane and cytosolic proteins in primary cilia is thought to depend on intraflagellar transport (IFT) and diffusion. However, the relative contribution and spatial routes of each transport mechanism are largely unknown. Although challenging to decipher, the details of these routes are essential for our understanding of protein transport in primary cilia, a critically affected process in many genetic diseases. By using a high-speed virtual 3D super-resolution microscopy, we have mapped the 3D spatial locations of transport routes for various cytosolic proteins in the 250-nm-wide shaft of live primary cilia with a spatiotemporal resolution of 2 ms and <16 nm...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150539/ros-and-glutathionylation-balance-cytoskeletal-dynamics-in-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation
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Darko Stojkov, Poorya Amini, Kevin Oberson, Christiane Sokollik, Andrea Duppenthaler, Hans-Uwe Simon, Shida Yousefi
The antimicrobial defense activity of neutrophils partly depends on their ability to form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), but the underlying mechanism controlling NET formation remains unclear. We demonstrate that inhibiting cytoskeletal dynamics with pharmacological agents or by genetic manipulation prevents the degranulation of neutrophils and mitochondrial DNA release required for NET formation. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein-deficient neutrophils are unable to polymerize actin and exhibit a block in both degranulation and DNA release...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148165/dinitroaniline-herbicide-resistance-in-a-multiple-resistant-lolium-rigidum-population
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Jinyi Chen, Qin Yu, Mechelle Owen, Heping Han, Stephen Powles
BACKGROUND: The pre-emergence dinitroaniline herbicides (such as trifluralin and pendimethalin) are vital to Australian no-till farming systems. A Lolium rigidum population collected from the Western Australian grain belt with a 12-year trifluralin use history was characterised for resistance to dinitroaniline, acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACCase)- and acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibiting herbicides. Target-site resistance mechanisms were investigated. RESULTS: This L...
November 16, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146869/vasohibins-encode-tubulin-detyrosinating-activity
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Joppe Nieuwenhuis, Athanassios Adamopoulos, Onno B Bleijerveld, Abdelghani Mazouzi, Elmer Stickel, Patrick Celie, Maarten Altelaar, Puck Knipscheer, Anastassis Perrakis, Vincent A Blomen, Thijn R Brummelkamp
Tubulin is subjected to a number of posttranslational modifications to generate heterogeneous microtubules. The modifications include removal and ligation of the carboxy-terminal tyrosine of ⍺-tubulin. Whereas enzymes for most modifications have been assigned, the enzymes responsible for detyrosination, an activity observed forty years ago, have remained elusive. We applied a haploid genetic screen to find regulators of tubulin detyrosination. We identified SVBP, a peptide that regulates the abundance of Vasohibins (VASH1 and VASH2)...
November 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146868/vasohibins-svbp-are-tubulin-carboxypeptidases-tcp-that-regulate-neuron-differentiation
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Chrystelle Aillaud, Christophe Bosc, Leticia Peris, Anouk Bosson, Pierre Heemeryck, Juliette Van Dijk, Julien Le Friec, Benoit Boulan, Frédérique Vossier, Laura E Sanman, Salahuddin Syed, Neri Amara, Yohann Couté, Laurence Lafanechère, Eric Denarier, Christian Delphin, Laurent Pelletier, Sandrine Humbert, Matthew Bogyo, Annie Andrieux, Krzysztof Rogowski, Marie-Jo Moutin
Reversible detyrosination of α-tubulin is crucial to microtubule dynamics and functions and defects have been implicated in cancer, brain disorganization, and cardiomyopathies. The identity of the tubulin tyrosine carboxypeptidase (TCP) responsible for detyrosination has remained unclear. We used chemical proteomics with a potent unique irreversible inhibitor to show that the major brain TCP is a complex of vasohibin-1 (VASH1) with the Small Vasohibin Binding Protein (SVBP). VASH1 and its homolog VASH2, when complexed with SVBP, exhibited robust and specific Tyr/Phe carboxypeptidase activity on microtubules...
November 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143948/label-free-nmr-based-dissociation-kinetics-determination
#18
Pablo Trigo-Mouriño, Christian Griesinger, Donghan Lee
Understanding the dissociation of molecules is the basis to modulate interactions of biomedical interest. Optimizing drugs for dissociation rates is found to be important for their efficacy, selectivity, and safety. Here, we show an application of the high-power relaxation dispersion (RD) method to the determination of the dissociation rates of weak binding ligands from receptors. The experiment probes proton RD on the ligand and, therefore, avoids the need for any isotopic labeling. The large ligand excess eases the detection significantly...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143380/polo-like-kinase-1-inhibition-results-in-misaligned-chromosomes-and-aberrant-spindles-in-porcine-oocytes-during-the-first-meiotic-division
#19
Y Liao, D Lin, P Cui, B Abbasi, C Chen, Z Zhang, Y Zhang, Y Dong, R Rui, S Ju
Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), a type of serine/threonine protein kinase, has been implicated in various functions in the regulation of mitotic processes. However, these kinase's roles in meiotic division are not fully understood, particularly in the meiotic maturation of porcine oocytes. In this study, the expression and spatiotemporal localization of Plk1 were initially assessed in the meiotic process of pig oocytes by utilizing Western blotting with immunofluorescent staining combined with confocal microscopy imaging technique...
November 16, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142076/spatial-cues-and-not-spindle-pole-maturation-drive-the-asymmetry-of-astral-microtubules-between-new-and-pre-existing-spindle-poles
#20
Jette Lengefeld, Eric Yen, Xiuzhen Chen, Allen Leary, Jackie Vogel, Yves Barral
In many asymmetrically dividing cells, the microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs; mammalian centrosome and yeast spindle pole body - SPB) nucleate more astral microtubules on one of the two spindle poles than the other. This differential activity generally correlates with the age of MTOCs and contributes to orienting the mitotic spindle within the cell. The asymmetry might results from the two MTOCs being in distinctive maturation states. We investigated this model in budding yeast. Using fluorophores with different maturation kinetics to label the outer plaque components of the SPB, we found that the Cnm67 protein is mobile, whereas Spc72 is not...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
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