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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353190/characterization-of-acrylamide-induced-oxidative-stress-and-cardiovascular-toxicity-in-zebrafish-embryos
#1
Mengmeng Huang, Jingjing Jiao, Jun Wang, Zhidan Xia, Yu Zhang
Acrylamide (AA) is a high production volume chemical in industrial applications and widely found in baked or fried carbohydrate-rich foods. In this study, we unravelled that AA induced developmental toxicity associated with oxidative stress status and disordered lipid distribution in heart region of developing zebrafish. Treatment with AA caused a deficient cardiovascular system with significant heart malformation and dysfunction. We also found that AA could reduce the number of cardiomyocytes through the reduced capacity of cardiomyocyte proliferation rather than cell apoptosis...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353058/chd7-is-critical-for-early-t-cell-development-and-thymus-organogenesis-in-zebrafish
#2
Zhi-Zhi Liu, Zi-Long Wang, Tae-Ik Choi, Wen-Ting Huang, Han-Tsing Wang, Ying-Ying Han, Lou-Yin Zhu, Hyun-Taek Kim, Jung-Hwa Choi, Jin-Soo Lee, Hyung-Goo Kim, Jian Zhao, Yue Chen, Zhuo Lu, Xiao-Li Tian, Bing-Xing Pan, Bao-Ming Li, Cheol-Hee Kim, Hong Xu
CHARGE syndrome is a congenital disorder affecting multiple organs and mainly caused by mutations in CHD7, a gene encoding a chromatin-remodeling protein. Immunodeficiency and reduced T-cells have been noted in CHARGE syndrome. However, the mechanisms underlying T-lymphopenia are largely unexplored. Here, we observed dramatic decrease of T cells in both chd7-knockdown and -knockout zebrafish embryos. Unexpectedly, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells and, particularly, lymphoid progenitor cells were increased peripherally in nonthymic areas in chd7-deficient embryos, unlikely to contribute to the T cell decrease...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352921/anti-osteoporosis-activity-of-a-novel-achyranthes-bidentata-polysaccharide-via-stimulating-bone-formation
#3
Shaojie Zhang, Qian Zhang, Dawei Zhang, Changsheng Wang, Chunyan Yan
Achyranthes bidentata is an important Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of osteoporosis. In this study, A. bidentata polysaccharide (ABPB), which was extracted with alkali from the root of A. bidentata at room temperature, significantly increased the bone mineral density, bone mineral content, trabecular thickness, trabecular number and biomechanical properties of ovariectomized (OVX) rats, indicating that ABPB had prominent curative effects on osteoporosis in OVX rats. A novel polysaccharide (ABPB-3) was purified from ABPB, and its structure was characterized as a repeating unit consisting of →4)-α-d-GalpA-(1→, →2,4)-α-l-Rhap-(1→, →5)-α-l-Araf-(1→, →2,3,5)-α-l-Araf-(1→, →3)-β-d-Galp-(1→, →3,4,6)-β-d-Galp-(1→, terminated with α-l-Araf, α-l-Rhap and β-d-Galp...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352446/mycobacterium-marinum-infection-in-zebrafish-and-microglia-imitates-the-early-stage-of-tuberculous-meningitis
#4
Zhan Chen, Xiao-Yi Shao, Chao Wang, Min-Hui Hua, Cheng-Niu Wang, Xin Wang, Qian-Jin Wang, Jin-Yi Yao, Yi-Hui Fan, Yong-Wei Qin
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) invading and activating microglia causes the most serious subtypes of tuberculosis called tubercular meningitis. However, the developmental process of tubercular meningitis, especially the early phase, is poorly understood due to lacking well-established and well-accepted visible models in vitro and in vivo. Here, consistent with one recent report, we found Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum) invade the zebrafish brain and subsequently cause granuloma-like structures...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351486/different-physiological-roles-of-insulin-receptors-in-mediating-nutrient-metabolism-in-zebrafish
#5
Bin-Yuan Yang, Gang Zhai, Yu-Long Gong, Jing-Zhi Su, Xu-Yan Peng, Guo-Hui Shang, Dong Han, Jun-Yan Jin, Hao-Kun Liu, Zhen-Yu Du, Zhan Yin, Shou-Qi Xie
Insulin, the most potent anabolic hormone, is critical for somatic growth and metabolism in vertebrates. Type 2 diabetes, which is the primary cause of hyperglycemia, results from an inability of insulin to signal glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. Our previous study showed that double knockout of insulin receptor a (insra) and b (insrb) caused β-cell hyperplasia and lethality from 5 dpf to 16 dpf. In this study, we characterized the physiological roles of Insra and Insrb, in somatic growth and fueling metabolism, respectively...
December 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350423/ephrin-a1-epha4-signaling-negatively-regulates-myelination-in-the-central-nervous-system
#6
Mette Harboe, Julie Torvund-Jensen, Kasper Kjaer-Sorensen, Lisbeth S Laursen
During development of the central nervous system not all axons are myelinated, and axons may have distinct myelination patterns. Furthermore, the number of myelin sheaths formed by each oligodendrocyte is highly variable. However, our current knowledge about the axo-glia communication that regulates the formation of myelin sheaths spatially and temporally is limited. By using axon-mimicking microfibers and a zebrafish model system, we show that axonal ephrin-A1 inhibits myelination. Ephrin-A1 interacts with EphA4 to activate the ephexin1-RhoA-Rock-myosin 2 signaling cascade and causes inhibition of oligodendrocyte process extension...
January 19, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350268/the-epitope-mediated-mmp-activation-assay-detection-and-quantification-of-the-activation-of-mmp2-in-vivo-in-the-zebrafish-embryo
#7
Emma J Jeffrey, Bryan D Crawford
Matrix remodeling is a consequence of tightly regulated matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. MMPs are synthesized as inactive precursors with auto-inhibitory N-terminal propeptides, the proteolytic removal of which exposes the catalytic zinc ion, rendering the protease active. The regulation of MMP activation has been investigated primarily in tissue culture and biochemical assays that lack important biological context. Here we present the epitope-mediated MMP activation (EMMA) assay and use it to observe the activation of Mmp2 (gelatinase A) by endogenous mechanisms in the intact zebrafish embryo...
January 19, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350027/evaluation-of-drug-exposure-and-metabolism-in-locust-and-zebrafish-brains-using-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#8
Marvin Villacrez, Karin Hellman, Tatsuya Ono, Yutaka Sugihara, Melinda Rezeli, Fredrik Ek, Gyorgy Marko-Varga, Roger Olsson
Studying how and where drugs are metabolized in the brain is challenging. In an entire organism, peripheral metabolism produces many of the same metabolites as those in the brain, and many of these metabolites can cross the blood-brain barrier from the periphery, thus making the relative contributions of hepatic and brain metabolism difficult to study in vivo. In addition, drugs and metabolites contained in ventricles and in the residual blood of capillaries in the brain may overestimate drugs' and metabolites' concentrations in the brain...
January 19, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349631/promoter-analysis-of-the-fish-gene-of-slow-cardiac-type-myosin-heavy-chain-implicated-in-specification-of-muscle-fiber-types
#9
Shigeharu Kinoshita, Saltuk Bugrahan Ceyhun, Asaduzzamann Md, Bhuiyan Sharmin Siddique, Dadasaheb B Akolkar, Shuichi Asakawa, Shugo Watabe
Vertebrate skeletal muscles consist of heterogeneous tissues containing various types of muscle fibers, where specification of the fiber type is crucial for muscle development. Fish are an attractive experimental model to study the mechanisms of such fiber type specification because of the separated localization of slow and fast muscles in the trunk myotome. We examined regulation of expression of the torafugu gene of slow/cardiac-type myosin heavy chain, MYH M5 , and isolated an operational promoter in order to force its tissue-specific expression across different fish species via the transgenic approach in zebrafish and medaka...
January 18, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348693/variants-in-members-of-the-cadherin-catenin-complex-cdh1-and-ctnnd1-cause-blepharocheilodontic-syndrome
#10
Anneke Kievit, Federico Tessadori, Hannie Douben, Ingrid Jordens, Madelon Maurice, Jeannette Hoogeboom, Raoul Hennekam, Sheela Nampoothiri, Hülya Kayserili, Marco Castori, Margo Whiteford, Connie Motter, Catherine Melver, Michael Cunningham, Anne Hing, Nancy M Kokitsu-Nakata, Siulan Vendramini-Pittoli, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Annette F Baas, Corstiaan C Breugem, Karen Duran, Maarten Massink, Patrick W B Derksen, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Leontine van Unen, Fernando Santos-Simarro, Pablo Lapunzina, Vera L Gil-da Silva Lopes, Elaine Lustosa-Mendes, Max Krall, Anne Slavotinek, Victor Martinez-Glez, Jeroen Bakkers, Koen L I van Gassen, Annelies de Klein, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Gijs van Haaften
Blepharocheilodontic syndrome (BCDS) consists of lagophthalmia, ectropion of the lower eyelids, distichiasis, euryblepharon, cleft lip/palate and dental anomalies and has autosomal dominant inheritance with variable expression. We identified heterozygous variants in two genes of the cadherin-catenin complex, CDH1, encoding E-cadherin, and CTNND1, encoding p120 catenin delta1 in 15 of 17 BCDS index patients, as was recently described in a different publication. CDH1 plays an essential role in epithelial cell adherence; CTNND1 binds to CDH1 and controls the stability of the complex...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348261/complement-receptor-c5ar1-plays-an-evolutionarily-conserved-role-in-successful-cardiac-regeneration
#11
Niranjana Natarajan, Yamen Abbas, Donald M Bryant, Juan Manuel Gonzalez-Rosa, Michka Sharpe, Aysu Uygur, Lucas H Cocco-Delgado, Nhi Ngoc Ho, Norma P Gerard, Craig J Gerard, Calum A Macrae, Caroline E Burns, C Geoffrey Burns, Jessica L Whited, Richard T Lee
Background -Defining conserved molecular pathways in animal models of successful cardiac regeneration could yield insight into why adult mammals have inadequate cardiac regeneration after injury. Insight into the transcriptomic landscape of early cardiac regeneration from model organisms will shed light on evolutionarily conserved pathways in successful cardiac regeneration. Methods -Here we describe a cross-species transcriptomic screen in three model organisms for cardiac regeneration -axolotl, neonatal mice and zebrafish...
January 18, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348075/benzalkonium-chloride-benzethonium-chloride-and-chloroxylenol-three-replacement-antimicrobials-are-more-toxic-than-triclosan-and-triclocarban-in-two-model-organisms
#12
Virinchipuram S Sreevidya, Kade A Lenz, Kurt R Svoboda, Hongbo Ma
With the recent ban of triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) from some personal care products, many replacement antimicrobial compounds have been used. Yet the potential health risk and environmental impact of these replacement compounds are largely unknown. Here we investigated the toxicological effects of three commonly used replacement antimicrobials, benzalkonium chloride (BAC), benzethonium chloride (BEC), and chloroxylenol (CX) to two model organisms, the nematode C. elegans and zebrafish (Danio rerio), and compared them to the banned TCS and TCC...
January 15, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347000/pattern-production-through-a-chiral-chasing-mechanism
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Thomas E Woolley
Recent experiments on zebrafish pigmentation suggests that their typical black and white striped skin pattern is made up of a number of interacting chromatophore families. Specifically, two of these cell families have been shown to interact through a nonlocal chasing mechanism, which has previously been modeled using integro-differential equations. We extend this framework to include the experimentally observed fact that the cells often exhibit chiral movement, in that the cells chase, and run away, at angles different to the line connecting their centers...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346954/dynamical-pattern-selection-of-growing-cellular-mosaic-in-fish-retina
#14
Noriaki Ogawa, Tetsuo Hatsuda, Atsushi Mochizuki, Masashi Tachikawa
A Markovian lattice model for photoreceptor cells is introduced to describe the growth of mosaic patterns on fish retina. The radial stripe pattern observed in wild-type zebrafish is shown to be selected naturally during retina growth, against the geometrically equivalent circular stripe pattern. The mechanism of such dynamical pattern selection is clarified on the basis of both numerical simulations and theoretical analyses, which find that the successive emergence of local defects plays a critical role in the realization of the wild-type pattern...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346415/acute-multi-sgrna-knockdown-of-keops-complex-genes-reproduces-the-microcephaly-phenotype-of-the-stable-knockout-zebrafish-model
#15
Tilman Jobst-Schwan, Johanna Magdalena Schmidt, Ronen Schneider, Charlotte A Hoogstraten, Jeremy F P Ullmann, David Schapiro, Amar J Majmundar, Amy Kolb, Kaitlyn Eddy, Shirlee Shril, Daniela A Braun, Annapurna Poduri, Friedhelm Hildebrandt
Until recently, morpholino oligonucleotides have been widely employed in zebrafish as an acute and efficient loss-of-function assay. However, off-target effects and reproducibility issues when compared to stable knockout lines have compromised their further use. Here we employed an acute CRISPR/Cas approach using multiple single guide RNAs targeting simultaneously different positions in two exemplar genes (osgep or tprkb) to increase the likelihood of generating mutations on both alleles in the injected F0 generation and to achieve a similar effect as morpholinos but with the reproducibility of stable lines...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344929/pla2g6-deficiency-in-zebrafish-leads-to-dopaminergic-cell-death-axonal-degeneration-increased-%C3%AE-synuclein-expression-and-defects-in-brain-functions-and-pathways
#16
Elena Sánchez, Luis J Azcona, Coro Paisán-Ruiz
This study aimed to gain insights into the pathophysiology underlying PLA2G6-associated neurodegeneration that is implicated in three different neurological disorders, suggesting that other, unknown genetic or environmental factors might contribute to its wide phenotypic expression. To accomplish this, we downregulated the function of pla2g6 in the zebrafish nervous system, performed parkinsonism-related phenotypic characterization, and determined the effects of gene regulation upon the loss of pla2g6 function by using RNA sequencing and downstream analyses...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344280/mir-378-and-mir-1827-regulate-tumor-invasion-migration-and-angiogenesis-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-targeting-rbx1-and-crkl-respectively
#17
Chai San Ho, Suzita Mohd Noor, Noor Hasima Nagoor
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been extensively studied over the decades and have been proposed as potential molecular targets for cancer treatment. Studies have shown that miR-378 participates in numerous biological processes in various cancers; whereas miR-1827 has only been reported in pediatric glioma. The mechanism of how miRNAs modulate lung cancer metastasis remains unclear. Our previous study demonstrated that miR-378 is up-regulated while miR-1827 is down-regulated in high invasive lung cancer sub-cell lines, and their biological functions have been described...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343500/cbf%C3%AE-2-controls-differentiation-of-and-confers-homing-capacity-to-prethymic-progenitors
#18
Mari Tenno, Satoshi Kojo, Divine-Fondzenyuy Lawir, Isabell Hess, Katsuyuki Shiroguchi, Takashi Ebihara, Takaho A Endo, Sawako Muroi, Rumi Satoh, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Thomas Boehm, Ichiro Taniuchi
Multipotent hematopoietic progenitors must acquire thymus-homing capacity to initiate T lymphocyte development. Despite its importance, the transcriptional program underlying this process remains elusive. Cbfβ forms transcription factor complexes with Runx proteins, and here we show that Cbfβ2, encoded by an RNA splice variant of the Cbfb gene, is essential for extrathymic differentiation of T cell progenitors. Furthermore, Cbfβ2 endows extrathymic progenitors with thymus-homing capacity by inducing expression of the principal thymus-homing receptor, Ccr9...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342457/the-von-hippel-lindau-gene-is-required-to-maintain-renal-proximal-tubule-and-glomerulus-integrity-in-zebrafish-larvae
#19
Ellen van Rooijen, Glenn van de Hoek, Ive Logister, Henry Ajzenberg, Nine V A M Knoers, Freek van Eeden, Emile E Voest, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Rachel H Giles
BACKGROUND: von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is characterized by the development of benign and malignant tumours in many organ systems, including renal cysts and clear cell renal cell carcinoma. It is not completely understood what underlies the development of renal pathology, and the use of murine Vhl models has been challenging due to limitations in disease conservation. We previously described a zebrafish model bearing inactivating mutations in the orthologue of the human VHL gene. METHODS: We used histopathological and functional assays to investigate the pronephric and glomerular developmental defects in vhl mutant zebrafish, supported by human cell culture assays...
January 17, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342167/effects-of-ammonium-based-ionic-liquids-and-2-4-dichlorophenol-on-the-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition-of-zebrafish-embryos
#20
Aleksandra Piotrowska, Anna Syguda, Bogdan Wyrwas, Lukasz Chrzanowski, Till Luckenbach, Hermann J Heipieper
Ionic liquids consisting of a combination of herbicidal anions with a quaternary ammonium cation act as efficient herbicides, which are under consideration to be used in the agriculture. In the present study, we used embryos of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model to assess the toxic potential of ammonium-based ionic liquids for aquatic organisms. As we assumed interference of the partially hydrophobic ionic liquid cation with lipids, we investigated the adaptation response in the lipid composition of the zebrafish embryos, triggered by the ionic compound...
2018: PloS One
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