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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231343/occurrence-of-mitochondrial-co1-pseudogenes-in-neocalanus-plumchrus-crustacea-copepoda-hybridization-indicated-by-recombined-nuclear-mitochondrial-pseudogenes
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Ryuji J Machida, Ya-Ying Lin
A portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I gene was sequenced using both genomic DNA and complement DNA from three planktonic copepod Neocalanus species (N. cristatus, N. plumchrus, and N. flemingeri). Small but critical sequence differences in CO1 were observed between gDNA and cDNA from N. plumchrus. Furthermore, careful observation revealed the presence of recombination between sequences in gDNA from N. plumchrus. Moreover, a chimera of the N. cristatus and N. plumchrus sequences was obtained from N...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230734/deep%C3%A2-transcriptome%C3%A2-sequencing%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-two%C3%A2-green%C3%A2-algae-chara%C3%A2-vulgaris%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-chlamydomonas%C3%A2-reinhardtii-%C3%A2-provides%C3%A2-no%C3%A2-evidence%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-organellar%C3%A2-rna%C3%A2-editing
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A Bruce Cahoon, John A Nauss, Conner D Stanley, Ali Qureshi
Nearly all land plants post-transcriptionally modify specific nucleotides within RNAs, a process known as RNA editing. This adaptation allows the correction of deleterious mutations within the asexually reproducing and presumably non-recombinant chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes. There are no reports of RNA editing in any of the green algae so this phenomenon is presumed to have originated in embryophytes either after the invasion of land or in the now extinct algal ancestor of all land plants. This was challenged when a recent in silico screen for RNA edit sites based on genomic sequence homology predicted edit sites in the green alga Chara vulgaris, a multicellular alga found within the Streptophyta clade and one of the closest extant algal relatives of land plants...
February 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230529/single-molecule-fret-unveils-induced-fit-mechanism-for-substrate-selectivity-in-flap-endonuclease-1
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Fahad Rashid, Paul D Harris, Manal S Zaher, Mohamed A Sobhy, Luay I Joudeh, Chunli Yan, Hubert Piwonski, Susan E Tsutakawa, Ivaylo Ivanov, John A Tainer, Satoshi Habuchi, Samir M Hamdan
Human flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) and related structure-specific 5'nucleases precisely identify and incise aberrant DNA structures during replication, repair and recombination to avoid genomic instability. Yet, it is unclear how the 5'nuclease mechanisms of DNA distortion and protein ordering robustly mediate efficient and accurate substrate recognition and catalytic selectivity. Here, single-molecule sub-millisecond and millisecond analyses of FEN1 reveal a protein-DNA induced-fit mechanism that efficiently verifies substrate and suppresses off-target cleavage...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229932/csn5-jab1-suppresses-the-wnt-inhibitor-dkk1-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Sandra Jumpertz, Thomas Hennes, Yaw Asare, Anke K Schütz, Jürgen Bernhagen
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a multi-protein complex that is highly conserved in eukaryotes. Due to its regulatory impact on processes such as cell cycle, DNA damage response and apoptosis, the CSN is essential for mammalian cells. One of the best-studied functions of the CSN is the deNEDDylation of cullin-RING ligases (CRLs) via its catalytically active subunit CSN5/JAB1, thereby triggering the degradation of various target proteins. CSN5 was found to be overexpressed in many human cancer entities, including colon adenocarcinoma...
February 13, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228534/topbp1-dpb11-plays-a-conserved-role-in-homologous-recombination-dna-repair-through-the-coordinated-recruitment-of-53bp1-rad9
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Yi Liu, José Renato Cussiol, Diego Dibitetto, Jennie Rae Sims, Shyam Twayana, Robert Samuel Weiss, Raimundo Freire, Federica Marini, Achille Pellicioli, Marcus Bustamante Smolka
Genome maintenance and cancer suppression require homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair. In yeast and mammals, the scaffold protein TOPBP1(Dpb11) has been implicated in HR, although its precise function and mechanism of action remain elusive. In this study, we show that yeast Dpb11 plays an antagonistic role in recombination control through regulated protein interactions. Dpb11 mediates opposing roles in DNA end resection by coordinating both the stabilization and exclusion of Rad9 from DNA lesions. The Mec1 kinase promotes the pro-resection function of Dpb11 by mediating its interaction with the Slx4 scaffold...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228481/a-helical-bundle-in-the-n-terminal-domain-of-the-blm-helicase-mediates-dimer-and-potentially-hexamer-formation
#6
Jing Shi, Wei-Fei Chen, Bo Zhang, San-Hong Fan, Xia Ai, Na-Nv Liu, Stephane Rety, Xu-Guang Xi
Helicases play a critical role in processes such as replication or recombination by unwinding double-stranded DNA; mutations of these genes can therefore have devastating biological consequences. In human, mutations in genes of three members of the RecQ family helicases (blm, wrn and recq4) give rise to three strikingly distinctive clinical phenotypes: Bloom syndrome, Werner syndrome and Rothmund-Thomson syndrome, respectively. However, the molecular basis for these varying phenotypic outcomes is unclear, in part because a full mechanistic description of helicase activity is lacking...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226235/plant-mitochondrial-genomes-dynamics-and-mechanisms-of-mutation
#7
José M Gualberto, Kathleen J Newton
The large mitochondrial genomes of angiosperms are unusually dynamic because of recombination activities involving repeated sequences. These activities generate subgenomic forms and extensive genomic variation even within the same species. Such changes in genome structure are responsible for the rapid evolution of plant mitochondrial DNA and for the variants associated with cytoplasmic male sterility and abnormal growth phenotypes. Nuclear genes modulate these processes, and over the past decade, several of these genes have been identified...
February 9, 2017: Annual Review of Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223987/dendritic-cell-targeting-effectively-boosts-t-cell-responses-elicited-by-an-hiv-multiepitope-dna-vaccine
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Juliana de Souza Apostólico, Victória Alves Santos Lunardelli, Marcio Massao Yamamoto, Higo Fernando Santos Souza, Edecio Cunha-Neto, Silvia Beatriz Boscardin, Daniela Santoro Rosa
Despite several efforts in the last decades, an efficacious HIV-1 vaccine is still not available. Different approaches have been evaluated, such as recombinant proteins, viral vectors, DNA vaccines, and, most recently, dendritic cell (DC) targeting. This strategy is based on DC features that place them as central for induction of immunity. Targeting is accomplished by the use of chimeric monoclonal antibodies directed to DC surface receptors fused to the antigen of interest. In this work, we targeted eight promiscuous HIV-derived CD4(+) T cell epitopes (HIVBr8) to the DEC205(+) DCs by fusing the multiepitope immunogen to the heavy chain of αDEC205 (αDECHIVBr8), in the presence of the TLR3 agonist poly (I:C)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223970/tet-c-gene-transfer-between-chlamydia-suis-strains-occurs-by-homologous-recombination-after-co-infection-implications-for-spread-of-tetracycline-resistance-among-chlamydiaceae
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Hanna Marti, Hoyon Kim, Sandeep J Joseph, Stacey Dojiri, Timothy D Read, Deborah Dean
Chlamydia suis is a swine pathogen that has also recently been found to cause zoonotic infections of the human eye, pharynx, and gastrointestinal tract. Many strains contain a tetracycline class C gene [tet(C)] cassette that confers tetracycline resistance. The cassette was likely originally acquired by horizontal gene transfer from a Gram-negative donor after the introduction of tetracycline into animal feed in the 1950s. Various research groups have described the capacity for different Chlamydia species to exchange DNA by homologous recombination...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223440/idn2-interacts-with-rpa-and-facilitates-dna-double-strand-break-repair-by-homologous-recombination-in-arabidopsis
#10
Mingming Liu, Zhaoqing Ba, Pedro Costa-Nunes, Wei Wei, Lanxia Li, Fansi Kong, Yan Li, Jijie Chai, Olga Pontes, Yijun Qi
Repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) is critical for the maintenance of genome integrity. We previously showed that DSB-induced small RNAs (diRNAs) facilitate homologous recombination (HR)-mediated DSB repair in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here we show that INVOLVED IN DE NOVO 2 (IDN2), a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) binding protein involved in small RNA-directed DNA methylation, is required for DSB repair in Arabidopsis. We find that IDN2 interacts with the heterotrimeric replication protein A (RPA) complex...
February 21, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223401/transcriptome-analyses-of-rhesus-monkey-pre-implantation-embryos-reveal-a-reduced-capacity-for-dna-double-strand-break-repair-in-primate-oocytes-and-early-embryos
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Xinyi Wang, Denghui Liu, Dajian He, Shengbo Suo, Xian Xia, Xiechao He, Jing-Dong Han, Ping Zheng
Pre-implantation embryogenesis encompasses several critical events including genome reprogramming, zygotic genome activation (ZGA), and cell fate commitment, most of which remain mechanistically unclear in primates. In addition, primates display a high rate of embryo wastage without any clear molecular basis. Understanding the factors involved in genome reprogramming and ZGA will help the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells with high efficiency. Moreover, explaining the molecular basis responsible for embryo wastage in primates will greatly expand our knowledge of species evolution...
February 21, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223218/preventative-effect-of-omz-spt-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-inflammation-via-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-signaling-in-mice
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Ting Wang, Wanru Hou, Zhou Fu
Acute lung injury (ALI) is an early pathophysiologic change in acute respiratory distress syndrome and its management can be challenging. Omalizumab (Xolair™) is a recombinant DNA-derived, humanized antibody. OMZ-SPT is a polypeptide on the heavy chain of omalizumab monoclonal antibody. Here, we found that intramuscular administration of OMZ-SPT significantly improved survival and attenuated lung inflammation in female C57BL/6 mice suffering from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI. We also demonstrated that OMZ-SPT can inhibit expression of the inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β and interleukin-6 by ELISA in mice suffering from LPS-induced ALI and a mouse macrophage line (RAW264...
February 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220435/rapid-construction-of-multiplexed-crispr-cas9-systems-for-plant-genome-editing
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Levi Lowder, Aimee Malzahn, Yiping Qi
Multiplex CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease mediated genome editing is an efficient method for disrupting gene function in plants. Use of CRISPR-Cas9 has escalated rapidly in recent years and is expected to become routine practice in molecular biology and related fields of research. Due to the relatively novel and widespread adoption of this technology, first-time users may not have regular access to experienced guidance or technical support from peers or mentors. Here, we offer guidance and technical support in the form of a detailed and tested protocol for simultaneous targeting of three separate loci on the TRANSPARENT TESTA 4 (TT4) gene in Arabidopsis thaliana using multiplex CRISPR-Cas9...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219398/interaction-between-hcmv-pul83-and-human-aim2-disrupts-the-activation-of-the-aim2-inflammasome
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Yuan Huang, Di Ma, Heyu Huang, Yuanyuan Lu, Yi Liao, Lingling Liu, Xinglou Liu, Feng Fang
BACKGROUND: AIM2, a cytosolic DNA sensor, plays an important role during infection caused by pathogens with double-stranded DNA; however, its role in human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection remains unclear. Previously, we showed an increase in AIM2 protein levels during the early stage of HCMV infection and a decrease 24 h post infection. Because HCMV has developed a variety of strategies to evade host immunity, we speculated that this decline might be attributed to a viral immune escape mechanism...
February 20, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218424/p16-ink4a-enhances-the-transcriptional-and-the-apoptotic-functions-of-p53-through-dna-dependent-interaction
#15
Huda H Al-Khalaf, Shreeram C Nallar, Dhananjaya V Kalvakolanu, Abdelilah Aboussekhra
p16(INK4A) and p53 are two important tumor suppressor proteins that play essential roles during cell proliferation and aging through regulating the expression of several genes. Here, we report that p16(INK4A) and p53 co-regulate a plethora of transcripts. Furthermore, both proteins colocalize in the nucleus of human primary skin fibroblasts and breast luminal cells, and form a heteromer whose level increases in response to genotoxic stress as well as aging of human fibroblasts and various mouse organs. CDK4 is also present in this heteromeric complex, which is formed only in the presence of DNA both in vitro using pure recombinant proteins and in vivo...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216490/-expression-and-purification-of-foxo1-dna-binding-domain-and-its-dna-properties
#16
Yinuer Ha, Jun Li, Yongheng Chen, Lin Chen, Zhuchu Chen
To express and purify FOXO1 DNA binding domain (DBD) and to evaluate its DNA binding properties.
 Methods: Gene sequence of FOXO1-DBD was optimized and the recombinant strains were induced at low temperature to obtain soluble protein of FOXO1-DBD. Then, FOXO1-DBD protein was purified through Ni affinity chromatography and cation exchange. Finally, the DNA binding properties of FOXO1-DBD was evaluated by electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA).
 Results: Most of soluble proteins were obtained by optimizing its genes sequence and induction at 21 ℃...
January 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216094/fusion-of-flagellin-2-with-bivalent-white-spot-syndrome-virus-vaccine-increases-survival-in-freshwater-shrimp
#17
Hansam Cho, Na Hye Park, Yuyeon Jang, Yong-Dae Gwon, Yeondong Cho, Yoon-Ki Heo, Ki-Hoon Park, Hee-Jung Lee, Tae Jin Choi, Young Bong Kim
Despite large economic losses attributable to white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), an infectious pathogen of penaeid shrimp and other crustaceans worldwide, no efficient vaccines or antiviral agents to control the virus are available at present. Here, we designed and constructed baculovirus-based vaccines delivering genes encoding the WSSV envelope proteins, VP28 and VP19. To enhance the immunogenicity of the baculovirus-based vaccine, we fused a Salmonella typhimurium flagellin 2 (FL2) gene with VP28 or VP19 gene...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215742/identification-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-xbp1s-as-a-primary-member-in-er-stress
#18
Xiangqin Wang, Yichuan Mi, Bin Zhong, Huiling Mao, Yiqi Wan, Tao Zhang, Haizhou Wang, Chengyu Hu
X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1), a vital basic leucine zipper transcription factor for the related gene transcription in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, belongs to the CREB/ATF family. In mammals, XBP1S is the activated one of XBP1 isoform. In order to study the role of fish XBP1S, we cloned and identified the XBP1S (KU509247) from grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) (named CiXBP1S) by homologous cloning and RACE technique. The full length of CiXBP1S is 1694 bp along with 124 bp of 5' UTR, 418 bp of 3' UTR and the longest open reading frame (1152 bp) encoding a polypeptide of 383 amino acids with a well conserved DNA binding domain (BRLZ domain)...
February 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215280/molecular-mechanisms-of-somatic-hypermutation-and-class-switch-recombination
#19
S P Methot, J M Di Noia
In order to promote an efficient humoral immune response, germinal center B cells modify both the antigen recognition and effector domains by programmed genetic alterations of their antibody genes. To do so, B cells use the enzyme activation-induced deaminase (AID), which transforms deoxycytidine into deoxyuridine at the immunoglobulin genes, triggering mutagenic DNA repair. Data accumulated during the past decade have significantly advanced our understanding of how AID activity is regulated and preferentially targeted to the immunoglobulin genes...
2017: Advances in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214886/adenovirus-vector-harboring-the-hbcag-and-tripeptidyl-peptidase-ii-genes-induces-potent-cellular-immune-responses-in-vivo
#20
Quanhui Tan, Siyuan Ma, Jianjun Hu, Xiaohua Chen, Yongsheng Yu, Zhenghao Tang, Guoqin Zang
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with a weak but specific cellular immune response of the host to HBV. Tripeptidyl peptidaseⅡ (TPPⅡ), an intracellular macromolecule and proteolytic enzyme, plays an important complementary and compensatory role for the proteasome during viral protein degradation and major histocompatibility complex class I antigen presentation by inducing a specific cellular immune response in vivo. Based on a previous study, we aimed to explore the role of MHC class I antigen presentation in vivo and the mechanisms that may be involved...
January 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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