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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647357/biophysical-characterization-of-histone-h3-3-k27%C3%A2-m-point-mutation
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Szabolcs Hetey, Beáta Boros-Oláh, Tímea Kuik-Rózsa, Qiuzhen Li, Zsolt Karányi, Zoltán Szabó, Jason Roszik, Nikoletta Szalóki, György Vámosi, Katalin Tóth, Lóránt Székvölgyi
Lysine 27 to methionine (K27 M) mutation of the histone variant H3.3 drives the formation of an aggressive glioblastoma multiforme tumor in infants. Here we analyzed how the methionine substitution alters the stability of H3.3 nucleosomes in vitro and modifies its kinetic properties in live cells. We also determined whether the presence of mutant nucleosomes perturbed the mobility of the PRC2 subunit Ezh2 (enhancer-of-zeste homolog 2). We found that K27 M nucleosomes maintained the wild-type molecular architecture both at the level of bulk histones and single nucleosomes and followed similar diffusion kinetics to wild-type histones in live cells...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646471/decoding-early-myelopoiesis-from-dynamics-of-core-endogenous-network
#2
Hang Su, Gaowei Wang, Ruoshi Yuan, Junqiang Wang, Ying Tang, Ping Ao, Xiaomei Zhu
A decade ago mainstream molecular biologists regarded it impossible or biologically ill-motivated to understand the dynamics of complex biological phenomena, such as cancer genesis and progression, from a network perspective. Indeed, there are numerical difficulties even for those who were determined to explore along this direction. Undeterred, seven years ago a group of Chinese scientists started a program aiming to obtain quantitative connections between tumors and network dynamics. Many interesting results have been obtained...
May 29, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645779/schizophrenia-and-neurogenesis-a-stem-cell-approach
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REVIEW
Angela Iannitelli, Adele Quartini, Paola Tirassa, Giuseppe Bersani
Several recent research findings indicate that schizophrenia (SCZ) may begin with an abnormal neuro-genesis from embryonic Neural Stem Cells (NSCs) and that this process may be particularly vulnerable to a number of genetic and/or environmental disturbances of early brain development. Since it is now well known that neurogenesis is not confined to the womb, but is a protracted process continuing in postnatal life well into adolescence and beyond, and since in the majority of subjects diagnosed with SCZ the first psychotic break occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, the aim of our paper is to summarize the main findings supporting a possible link between changes in developmental postnatal neurogenesis and SCZ, with a specific focus on the critical period of adolescence and associated environmental risk factors...
June 20, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645172/the-biogenesis-pathway-of-trna-derived-pirnas-in-bombyx-germ-cells
#4
Shozo Honda, Takuya Kawamura, Phillipe Loher, Keisuke Morichika, Isidore Rigoutsos, Yohei Kirino
Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) function in translational machinery and further serves as a source of short non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). tRNA-derived ncRNAs show differential expression profiles and play roles in many biological processes beyond translation. Molecular mechanisms that shape and regulate their expression profiles are largely unknown. Here, we report the mechanism of biogenesis for tRNA-derived Piwi-interacting RNAs (td-piRNAs) expressed in Bombyx BmN4 cells. In the cells, two cytoplasmic tRNA species, tRNAAspGUC and tRNAHisGUG, served as major sources for td-piRNAs, which were derived from the 5΄-part of the respective tRNAs...
June 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641817/-preventing-violence-in-schizophrenia-with-cognitive-remediation
#5
C Darmedru, C Demily, N Franck
OBJECTIVES: The association between schizophrenia and violence represents an important issue in psychiatry. Often highly publicized, violent acts raise the question of their detection, prevention, management and treatment. There is no single, direct and exclusive link between aggressiveness and the underlying psychiatric disorder. On the contrary, the processes underlying this violence are multiple and interlinked. In addition to static and dynamic risk factors, cognitive deficits play an important role in the genesis and maintenance of violent and aggressive behavior...
June 19, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639464/neurophysiological-analysis-of-the-genesis-mechanism-of-eeg-during-the-interictal-and-ictal-periods-using-a-multiple-neural-masses-model
#6
Zhen Ma
Electroencephalography (EEG) is an important method to investigate the neurophysiological mechanism underlying epileptogenesis to identify new therapies for the treatment of epilepsy. The neurophysiologically based neural mass model (NMM) can build a bridge between signal processing and neurophysiology, which can be used as a platform to explore the neurophysiological mechanism of epileptogenesis. Most EEG signals cannot be regarded as the outputs of a single NMM with identical model parameters. The outputs of NMM are simple because the diversity of neural signals in the same NMM is ignored...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636434/selective-breeding-and-short-term-access-to-a-running-wheel-alter-stride-characteristics-in-house-mice
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Gerald C Claghorn, Zoe Thompson, Jarren C Kay, Genesis Ordonez, Thomas G Hampton, Theodore Garland
Postural and kinematic aspects of running may have evolved to support high runner (HR) mice to run approximately threefold farther than control mice. Mice from four replicate HR lines selectively bred for high levels of voluntary wheel running show many differences in locomotor behavior and morphology as compared with four nonselected control (C) lines. We hypothesized that HR mice would show stride alterations that have coadapted with locomotor behavior, morphology, and physiology. More specifically, we predicted that HR mice would have stride characteristics that differed from those of C mice in ways that parallel some of the adaptations seen in highly cursorial animals...
September 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635905/-algorithm-for-the-management-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-high-grade-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Е А Ryngach, T V Treshkur, A A Tatarinova, E V Shlyakhto
The paper gives an original algorithm for the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease, preserved/moderately reduced left ventricular systolic function, and high-grade ventricular arrhythmias from the first registration of the latter to the choice of treatment policy. Great attention is paid to the assessment of a private clinical case, by determining the nature of arrhythmias, and to the involvement of autonomic regulation in the genesis of ventricular arrhythmias. The importance of topical diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmias and identification of psychological disorders is emphasized...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634452/establishing-the-basis-for-mechanobiology-based-physical-therapy-protocols-to-potentiate-cellular-healing-and-tissue-regeneration
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REVIEW
Joanna L Ng, Mariana E Kersh, Sharon Kilbreath, M Knothe Tate
Life is mechanobiological: mechanical stimuli play a pivotal role in the formation of structurally and functionally appropriate body templates through mechanobiologically-driven cellular and tissue re/modeling. The body responds to mechanical stimuli engendered through physical movement in an integrated fashion, internalizing and transferring forces from organ, through tissue and cellular length scales. In the context of rehabilitation and therapeutic outcomes, such mechanical stimuli are referred to as mechanotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631565/genetic-and-epigenetic-alterations-affecting-park-2-expression-in-cervical-neoplasm-among-north-indian-patients
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Afreen Naseem, Zafar Iqbal Bhat, Ponnusamy Kalaiarasan, Bhupender Kumar, Gauri Gandhi, M Moshahid Alam Rizvi
The recent investigation on PARK-2, a putative tumor suppressor gene, has found that it has been altered in multiple human malignancies. However, the clinical impact of PARK-2 alteration in uterine cervix carcinoma has not yet been studied. Therefore, we aimed to examine mutations, promoter hypermethylation, and protein expression of PARK-2 among the North Indian patients and their association with clinical parameters to evaluate the implication of PARK-2 in the genesis of cervical cancer. A total of 168 patient samples were processed for mutational analysis by single-strand conformation polymorphism, sequencing, and further in silico analysis of the identified mutations...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627610/silencing-dek-downregulates-cervical-cancer-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-via-the-dek-p-ser9-gsk-3%C3%AE-p-tyr216-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-axis
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Xiaoyang Xu, Lin Zou, Qiuhui Yao, Yanbo Zhang, Li Gan, Liangdan Tang
Cervical cancer is the second most common gynecological malignancy. The mechanisms of the genesis and progression of cervical cancer are complicated and not thoroughly understood. DEK is reported as an oncogene in various cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia, bladder cancer, breast cancer and hepatocellular cancer. However, its role in cervical cancer has not been well studied. In our study, we confirmed the DEK protein as an oncoprotein in cervical cancer tissues which is correlated to cervical cancer FIGO staging and tumor type...
June 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618959/achaete-scute-complex-homologue-1-promotes-development-of-laryngocarcinoma-via-facilitating-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transformation
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Huaci Ma, Xiaodong Du, Shu Zhang, Qiang Wang, Yong Yin, Xiaoxia Qiu, Peng Da, Huijun Yue, Hao Wu, Fenglei Xu
Laryngeal cancer is one of the most common fatal cancers among head and neck carcinomas, whose mechanism, however, remains unclear. The proneural basic-helix-loop-helix protein achaete-scute complex homologue-1, a member of the basic helix-loop-helix family, plays a very important role in many cancers. This study aims to explore the clinical value and mechanism of achaete-scute complex homologue-1 in laryngeal cancer. Methods including Cell Counting Kit-8, flow cytometry, Transwell invasion assays, and scratch assay were adopted to further explore the bio-function of achaete-scute complex homologue-1, whose expression was examined in fresh and paraffin chip of laryngeal carcinoma tissues by means of western blot and immunohistochemistry, after the interference of achaete-scute complex homologue-1; achaete-scute complex homologue-1, an overexpression in laryngeal carcinoma whose carcinogenicity potential was confirmed via western blot, was correlative with T classification (p = 0...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617218/multi-scale-visual-analysis-of-time-varying-electrocorticography-data-via-clustering-of-brain-regions
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Sugeerth Murugesan, Kristofer Bouchard, Edward Chang, Max Dougherty, Bernd Hamann, Gunther H Weber
BACKGROUND: There exists a need for effective and easy-to-use software tools supporting the analysis of complex Electrocorticography (ECoG) data. Understanding how epileptic seizures develop or identifying diagnostic indicators for neurological diseases require the in-depth analysis of neural activity data from ECoG. Such data is multi-scale and is of high spatio-temporal resolution. Comprehensive analysis of this data should be supported by interactive visual analysis methods that allow a scientist to understand functional patterns at varying levels of granularity and comprehend its time-varying behavior...
June 6, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616016/neurological-and-neuropsychological-consequences-of-electrical-and-lightning-shock-review-and-theories-of-causation
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REVIEW
Christopher J Andrews, Andrew D Reisner
Injuries from lightning and electrical injuries involve multiple systems of the body, however neurological symptoms are very widely reported. A disabling neuropsychological syndrome is also noted. This paper presents a comprehensive review of neurological and neuropsychological symptoms. Partial theories of causation for these injuries have been advanced, however, there is no convincing explanation for both delay in onset of symptoms and also the genesis of the neuropsychological syndrome. A theory of causation is proposed which satisfies both these constraints...
May 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615697/remodeling-of-the-cycling-transcriptome-of-the-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-by-the-harmful-algae-alexandrium-minutum
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Laura Payton, Mickael Perrigault, Claire Hoede, Jean-Charles Massabuau, Mohamedou Sow, Arnaud Huvet, Floriane Boullot, Caroline Fabioux, Hélène Hegaret, Damien Tran
As a marine organism, the oyster Crassostrea gigas inhabits a complex biotope governed by interactions between the moon and the sun cycles. We used next-generation sequencing to investigate temporal regulation of oysters under light/dark entrainment and the impact of harmful algal exposure. We found that ≈6% of the gills' transcriptome exhibits circadian expression, characterized by a nocturnal and bimodal pattern. Surprisingly, a higher number of ultradian transcripts were also detected under solely circadian entrainment...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613252/are-the-gut-bacteria-telling-us-to-eat-or-not-to-eat-reviewing-the-role-of-gut-microbiota-in-the-etiology-disease-progression-and-treatment-of-eating-disorders
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REVIEW
Yan Y Lam, Sarah Maguire, Talia Palacios, Ian D Caterson
Traditionally recognized as mental illnesses, eating disorders are increasingly appreciated to be biologically-driven. There is a growing body of literature that implicates a role of the gut microbiota in the etiology and progression of these conditions. Gut bacteria may act on the gut-brain axis to alter appetite control and brain function as part of the genesis of eating disorders. As the illnesses progress, extreme feeding patterns and psychological stress potentially feed back to the gut ecosystem that can further compromise physiological, cognitive, and social functioning...
June 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611676/autonomic-modulation-in-patients-with-heart-failure-increases-beat-to-beat-variability-of-ventricular-action-potential-duration
#17
Bradley Porter, Martin J Bishop, Simon Claridge, Jonathan Behar, Benjamin J Sieniewicz, Jessica Webb, Justin Gould, Mark O'Neill, Christopher A Rinaldi, Reza Razavi, Jaswinder S Gill, Peter Taggart
Background: Exaggerated beat-to-beat variability of ventricular action potential duration (APD) is linked to arrhythmogenesis. Sympathetic stimulation has been shown to increase QT interval variability, but its effect on ventricular APD in humans has not been determined. Methods and Results: Eleven heart failure patients with implanted bi-ventricular pacing devices had activation-recovery intervals (ARI, surrogate for APD) recorded from LV epicardial electrodes under constant RV pacing. Sympathetic activity was increased using a standard autonomic challenge (Valsalva) and baroreceptor indices were applied to determine changes in sympathetic stimulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611546/inherited-congenital-cataract-a-guide-to-suspect-the-genetic-etiology-in-the-cataract-genesis
#18
REVIEW
Olga Messina-Baas, Sergio A Cuevas-Covarrubias
Cataracts are the principal cause of treatable blindness worldwide. Inherited congenital cataract (CC) shows all types of inheritance patterns in a syndromic and nonsyndromic form. There are more than 100 genes associated with cataract with a predominance of autosomal dominant inheritance. A cataract is defined as an opacity of the lens producing a variation of the refractive index of the lens. This variation derives from modifications in the lens structure resulting in light scattering, frequently a consequence of a significant concentration of high-molecular-weight protein aggregates...
March 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609260/genesis-of-influenza-a-h5n8-viruses
#19
Rabeh El-Shesheny, Subrata Barman, Mohammed M Feeroz, M Kamrul Hasan, Lisa Jones-Engel, John Franks, Jasmine Turner, Patrick Seiler, David Walker, Kimberly Friedman, Lisa Kercher, Sajeda Begum, Sharmin Akhtar, Ashis Kumar Datta, Scott Krauss, Ghazi Kayali, Pamela McKenzie, Richard J Webby, Robert G Webster
Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) clade 2.3.4.4 virus emerged in 2016 and spread to Russia, Europe, and Africa. Our analysis of viruses from domestic ducks at Tanguar haor, Bangladesh, showed genetic similarities with other viruses from wild birds in central Asia, suggesting their potential role in the genesis of A(H5N8).
August 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602486/supramacroparticulate-pe-in-6-different-joint-endoprostheses-localisations-an-indicator-for-pe-damage
#20
Simon Krenn, Marc Thomsen, Sylvia Usbeck, Leslie F Scheuber, Friedrich Boettner, Manfred Georg Krukemeyer, Monika Huber, Jan Philippe Kretzer, Thorsten Gehrke, Veit Krenn
In the histopathological particle algorithm polyethylene (PE) particles with maximum lengths of more than 100μm - called PE supramacroparticles - are identified exclusively for knee joint and hip prostheses. However, a definitive characterisation, detection in all joint localisations and a causal clarification of the pathogenesis are lacking. In this study a total of 175 SLIM (synovial-like interface membrane) cases with PE supramacroparticles of knee joint prostheses (n=89), hip joint prostheses (n=44), ankle joint prostheses (n=36) and prostheses in three localisations of the upper extremities (n=6) were systematically investigated...
March 31, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
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