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Kaishun Shi, Qingjing Ru, Chenyi Zhang, Jie Huang
BACKGROUND Cyclin Y (CCNY) is a member of the cyclin family of proteins that regulate the cell cycle. The aims of this study were to compare the expression of CCNY in normal liver and human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in normal and HCC cell lines, and in mouse HCC tumor xenografts. MATERIAL AND METHODS Tumor tissues from 55 patients diagnosed with HCC were studied for CCNY expression. Human HCC cell lines, SK-Hep1, HepG2, HEP3B, HuH7 and L02 were studied using the MTT cell proliferation assay, cell apoptosis, transwell and wound healing assays...
March 20, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Sarah Sertic, Antonio Mollica, Ilaria Campus, Stefania Roma, Emanuela Tumini, Andrés Aguilera, Marco Muzi-Falconi
UV-induced photoproducts are responsible for the pathological effects of sunlight. Mutations in nucleotide excision repair (NER) cause severe pathologies characterized by sunlight sensitivity, coupled to elevated predisposition to cancer and/or neurological dysfunctions. We have previously shown that in UV-irradiated non-cycling cells, only a particular subset of lesions activates the DNA damage response (DDR), and this requires NER and EXO1 activities. To define the molecular mechanism acting at these lesions, we demonstrate that Y family TLS polymerases are recruited at NER- and EXO1-positive lesion sites in non-S phase cells...
March 3, 2018: Molecular Cell
Delnya Gholami, Hamideh Jafari-Ghahfarokhi, Maryam Nemati-Dehkordi, Hossien Teimori
Background: Genetic factors are candidates for about 30% of male infertility with sperm production-related abnormalities. Y chromosome microdeletions are responsible for around 10% of male infertility. These microdeletions generally occur in azoospermia factor on the Yq. That is often associated with the quantitative reduction of sperm. Objective: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the frequency of Yq microdeletions among idiopathic azoospermic, oligoasthenozoospermic, and oligospermic men in Shohada infertility center, Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province...
November 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
M Wang, Y Wang, A R Baloch, Y Pan, L Tian, F Xu, S Shivaramu, S Chen, Q Zeng
Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is a recently discovered RNA virus that belongs to the family Coronaviridae and genus Deltacoronavirus. This virus causes enteric disease in piglets that is characterized by enteritis and diarrhoea. In our present investigation, 189 diarrhoeic samples were collected between July 2016 and May 2017 from Tibetan pigs inhabiting in three different provinces surrounding the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau of China. We then applied the molecular-based method of reverse transcription polymerase chain reactions (RT-PCRs) to detect the presence of PDCoV in collected samples, and RT-PCR indicated that the prevalence of PDCoV was 3...
January 23, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
J Fu, F Lai, Y Chen, X Wan, G Wei, Y Li, H Xiao, X Cao
BACKGROUND: Carney complex (CNC) is an extremely rare, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome that occurs in an autosomal dominant manner. Mutations in PRKAR1A have been reported to be a common genetic cause of CNC. METHODS: In this study, we reported a Chinese pedigree of CNC that manifests mainly as spotty skin pigmentation and primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease. Whole blood samples of this pedigree were collected for DNA/RNA analysis. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction analyses were performed to amplify the 11 exons and adjacent introns of PRKAR1A...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Danyil Grybchuk, Natalia S Akopyants, Alexei Y Kostygov, Aleksandras Konovalovas, Lon-Fye Lye, Deborah E Dobson, Haroun Zangger, Nicolas Fasel, Anzhelika Butenko, Alexander O Frolov, Jan Votýpka, Claudia M d'Avila-Levy, Pavel Kulich, Jana Moravcová, Pavel Plevka, Igor B Rogozin, Saulius Serva, Julius Lukeš, Stephen M Beverley, Vyacheslav Yurchenko
Knowledge of viral diversity is expanding greatly, but many lineages remain underexplored. We surveyed RNA viruses in 52 cultured monoxenous relatives of the human parasite Leishmania (Crithidia and Leptomonas), as well as plant-infecting PhytomonasLeptomonas pyrrhocoris was a hotbed for viral discovery, carrying a virus (Leptomonas pyrrhocoris ostravirus 1) with a highly divergent RNA-dependent RNA polymerase missed by conventional BLAST searches, an emergent clade of tombus-like viruses, and an example of viral endogenization...
December 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Jun-Ichi Akagi, Masayuki Yokoi, Young-Man Cho, Takeshi Toyoda, Haruo Ohmori, Fumio Hanaoka, Kumiko Ogawa
Genotoxic agents cause modifications of genomic DNA, such as alkylation, oxidation, bulky adduct formation, and strand breaks, which potentially induce mutations and changes to the structure or number of genes. Majority of point mutations are generated during error-prone bypass of modified nucleotides (translesion DNA synthesis, TLS); however, when TLS fails, replication forks stalled at lesions eventually result in more lethal effects, formation of double-stranded breaks (DSBs). Here we compared sensitivities to various compounds among mouse embryonic fibroblasts derived from wild-type and knock-out mice lacking one of the three Y-family TLS DNA polymerases (Polη, Polι, and Polκ) or all of them (TKO)...
November 26, 2017: DNA Repair
R Nakajima, T Miyagaki, T Oka, N Takahashi, M Hirakawa, H Suga, A Yoshizaki, H Fujita, Y Asano, M Sugaya, S Sato
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-25 is a member of the IL-17 family which can promote and augment T-helper type (Th) 2 responses. The expression of IL-25 and its cognate receptor, IL-25 receptor (IL-25R), is upregulated and correlated with disease activity in Th2-associated diseases. OBJECTIVE: To examine the expression and function of IL-25 in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). METHODS: Expression and localization of IL-25 in lesional skin was investigated using immunohistochemistry...
December 13, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
Pramodha S Liyanage, Alice R Walker, Alfonso Brenlla, G Andrés Cisneros, Louis J Romano, David Rueda
Translesion DNA synthesis is an essential process that helps resume DNA replication at forks stalled near bulky adducts on the DNA. Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) that can be metabolically activated to benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide (BPDE), which then can react with DNA to form carcinogenic DNA adducts. Here, we have used single-molecule florescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET) experiments, classical molecular dynamics simulations, and nucleotide incorporation assays to investigate the mechanism by which the model Y-family polymerase, Dpo4, bypasses a (+)-cis-B[a]P-N2 -dG adduct in DNA...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
L J Cao, X Bai, Z Q Yu, W Zhang, J Su, Z Y Wang, C G Ruan
Objective: To analyze the clinical and laboratory abnormalities of two patients with α1-antitrypsin (α1-AT) Pittsburgh in a family and review the literatures. Methods: Both plasma clotting time and factor activities were performed using clotting or substrate methods. Platelet aggregation was evaluated using an optical aggregometer. The serum protein electrophoresis was performed on Sebia HYDRASYS by using Agarose gel. The exons of α1-AT were amplified by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and then sequenced and compared with NCBI GenBank records...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
X Lin, Y Jiang, L Zhang, Y Cai
Spodoptera litura is a widespread polyphagous insect pest that can develop resistance and cross-resistance to insecticides, making it difficult to control. Insecticide exposure has previously been linked with induction of specific olfactory-related proteins, including some chemosensory proteins (CSPs) and odorant-binding proteins (OPBs), which may disrupt detection of environmental factors and reduce fitness. However, functional evidence supporting insecticide and OBPs/CSPs mediation remains unknown. Here we fed male S...
December 4, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
Z Çalışkan, T Mutlu, M Güven, M Tunçdemir, M Niyazioğlu, Y Hacioglu, Y Dincer
Sirtuins (SIRTs) is a family of NAD+ dependent histone deacetylases. SIRT6 takes play in glucose homeostasis, genomic stability and DNA repair. Although increased oxidative DNA damage and decreased DNA repair activity were determined in diabetes mellitus, the possible relation between level of oxidative DNA damage and SIRT6 expression has not been investigated so far. We determined SIRT6 expression and urinary 8-hydroxy deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) levels, marker of oxidative DNA damage, in cases with prediabetes (PreDM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
February 5, 2018: Gene
Y N Chirgadze, E A Boshkova, R V Polozov, V S Sivozhelezov, A V Dzyabchenko, M B Kuzminsky, V A Stepanenko, V V Ivanov
The mouse factor Zif268, known also as early growth response protein EGR-1, is a classical representative for the Cys2His2 transcription factor family. It is required for binding the RNA polymerase with operator dsDNA to initialize the transcription process. We have shown that only in this family of total six Zn-finger protein families the Zn complex plays a significant role in the protein-DNA binding. Electrostatic feature of this complex in the binding of factor Zif268 from Mus musculus with operator DNA has been considered...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
E A Fefelova, A D Stolyarenko, E Y Yakushev, V A Gvozdev, M S Klenov
Proteins of the Piwi family and short Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) ensure the protection of the genome from transposable elements. We have previously shown that nuclear Piwi protein tends to concentrate in the nucleoli of the cells of Drosophila melanogaster ovaries. It could be hypothesized that the function of Piwi in the nucleolus is associated with the repression of R1 and R2 retrotransposons inserted into the rDNA cluster. Here, we show that Piwi participates in recruiting Udd protein to nucleoli. Udd is a component of the conserved Selectivity Factor I-like (SL1-like) complex, which is required for transcription initiation by RNA polymerase I...
September 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
Céline Ralec, Etienne Henry, Mélanie Lemor, Tom Killelea, Ghislaine Henneke
Divalent metal ions, usually Mg2+, are required for both DNA synthesis and proofreading functions by DNA polymerases (DNA Pol). Although used as a non-reactive cofactor substitute for binding and crystallographic studies, Ca2+ supports DNA polymerization by only one DNA Pol, Dpo4. Here, we explore whether Ca2+-driven catalysis might apply to high-fidelity (HiFi) family B DNA Pols. The consequences of replacing Mg2+ by Ca2+ on base pairing at the polymerase active site as well as the editing of terminal nucleotides at the exonuclease active site of the archaeal Pyrococcus abyssi DNA Pol (PabPolB) are characterized and compared to other (families B, A, Y, X, D) DNA Pols...
December 1, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
Alison J Yeates, Sally W Thurston, Huiqi Li, Maria S Mulhern, Emeir M McSorley, Gene E Watson, Conrad F Shamlaye, J J Strain, Gary J Myers, Philip W Davidson, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Karin Broberg
Background: Leukocyte telomere length (TL) is associated with age-related diseases and early mortality, but there is a lack of data on the determinants of TL in early life. Evidence suggests that dietary intake of marine n-3 (ω-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is protective of telomere attrition, yet the effect of methylmercury exposure, also found in fish, on TL is unknown. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between prenatal PUFA status, methylmercury exposure, and TL in mothers and children in the SCDS (Seychelles Child Development Study), for whom fish consumption is high...
November 2017: Journal of Nutrition
Yan Su, Martin Egli, F Peter Guengerich
Ribonucleotides are the natural analogs of deoxyribonucleotides, which can be misinserted by DNA polymerases, leading to the most abundant DNA lesions in genomes. During replication, DNA polymerases tolerate patches of ribonucleotides on the parental strands to different extents. The majority of human DNA polymerases have been reported to misinsert ribonucleotides into genomes. However, only PrimPol, DNA polymerase α, telomerase, and the mitochondrial human DNA polymerase (hpol) γ have been shown to tolerate an entire RNA strand...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Annie S Y Hui, Patrick K C Au, Yuen-Ha Ting, Anita S Y Kan, Yvonne K Y Cheng, Alex W K Leung, Kelvin Y K Chan, Chi-Kong Li, Mary H Y Tang, Tak-Yeung Leung
A fetus of Chinese descent presented with ultrasound features of anemia at 20 weeks' gestation. Father had low a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) level. Multiplex gap-polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR) excluded common α-thalassemia (α-thal) deletions and mutations and PCR sequencing of the α1- and α2-globin genes were negative. The fetus had a normal karyotype. Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) showed a single copy loss of 189.87 kb in chromosome 11p15.4, involving the whole β-globin gene cluster, inherited from the father...
May 2017: Hemoglobin
S-W Wong, D Han, H Zhang, Y Liu, X Zhang, M Z Miao, Y Wang, N Zhao, L Zeng, B Bai, Y-X Wang, H Liu, S A Frazier-Bowers, H Feng
Tooth agenesis is one of the most common developmental anomalies affecting function and esthetics. The paired-domain transcription factor, Pax9, is critical for patterning and morphogenesis of tooth and taste buds. Mutations of PAX9 have been identified in patients with tooth agenesis. Despite significant progress in the genetics of tooth agenesis, many gaps in knowledge exist in refining the genotype-phenotype correlation between PAX9 and tooth agenesis. In the present study, we complete genetic and phenotypic characterization of multiplex Chinese families with nonsyndromic (NS) tooth agenesis...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
S Odalovic, M Stojiljkovic, D Sobic-Saranovic, S Pandurevic, L Brajkovic, I Milosevic, I Grozdic-Milojevic, V Artiko
Current guidelines for follow-up after resection of colorectal cancer (CRC) recommend regular measurements of carcinoembryogenic antigen (CEA) and imaging tests. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are currently primary imaging modalities, while the role of fluorine-18-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT), which is recommended in patients with negative MDCT and increased CEA, is still uncertain. Our aim was to compare diagnostic performance and prognostic significance of 18F-FDG PET/CT with MRI and tumor markers CEA and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) in detection of recurrent CRC...
2017: Neoplasma
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