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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647853/are-podocytes-motile
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Nicole Endlich, Florian Siegerist, Karlhans Endlich
Podocytes, the postmitotic and highly branched epithelial cells of the glomerulus, play a pivotal role for the function of the glomerular filtration barrier and the development of chronic kidney disease. It has long been discussed whether podocytes in vivo are motile and can laterally migrate in a coordinated way along the capillaries until they reach the position of naked glomerular basement membrane often found in podocytopathies. Such motility would also be the prerequisite for the replacement of lost podocytes by progenitor cells...
June 24, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646739/contribution-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-ppcps-to-whole-toxicity-of-water-samples-collected-in-effluent-dominated-urban-streams
#2
Ikumi Tamura, Yusuke Yasuda, Kei-Ichiro Kagota, Saori Yoneda, Norihide Nakada, Vimal Kumar, Yutaka Kameda, Kumiko Kimura, Norihisa Tatarazako, Hiroshi Yamamoto
Water samples were collected from effluent-dominated urban streams in Tokushima, Kyoto, and Saitama in Japan to roughly determine the contribution of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and surfactants to whole toxicity of the water. Approximately 100 PPCPs including anionic surfactants such as linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), were chemically analyzed. Using 14 water samples, chronic or sub-chronic toxicity tests were conducted on three aquatic species, the green alga Raphidocelis subcapitata, the cladoceran Ceriodaphnia dubia, and the zebrafish Danio rerio...
June 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646655/syntheses-toxicities-and-anti-inflammation-of-h2s-donors-based-on-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#3
Meng Li, Jili Li, Taofeng Zhang, Quanyi Zhao, Jie Cheng, Bin Liu, Zhen Wang, Libo Zhao, Chenwei Wang
Three series of H2S donors based on NSAIDs were synthesized and characterized by (1)H-NMR, IR and ESI-HRMS. The H2S-release abilities of all compounds were evaluated in the presence of TECP or cysteine. The results show all compounds were fast H2S-releasers, and their half-lives were in range of 0-20 min. Under the same condition, H2S released from compound 9 was more than any other compounds. In cytotoxicity aspect, all compounds but 1 and 2 displayed much lower toxicities to both LO2 and HepG2 cell lines, and the IC50 values of most compounds were over 800 μM...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646617/melanoma-associated-grm3-variants-dysregulate-melanosome-trafficking-and-camp-signaling
#4
Ana Neto, Craig J Ceol
Large-scale sequencing studies have revealed several genes that are recurrently mutated in melanomas. To annotate the melanoma genome we have expressed tumor-associated variants of these genes in zebrafish and characterized their effects on melanocyte development and function. Here, we describe expression of tumor-associated variants of the recurrently-mutated metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 (GRM3) gene. Unlike wild-type GRM3, tumor-associated GRM3 variants disrupted trafficking of melanosomes, causing their aggregation in the cell body...
June 24, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645790/vitamin-e-deficiency-during-embryogenesis-in-zebrafish-causes-lasting-metabolic-and-cognitive-impairments-despite-refeeding-adequate-diets
#5
Melissa McDougall, Jaewoo Choi, Lisa Truong, Robert Tanguay, Maret G Traber
Vitamin E (α-tocopherol; VitE) is a lipophilic antioxidant required for normal embryonic development in vertebrates, but the long-term effects of embryonic VitE deficiency, and whether they are ameliorated by feeding VitE-adequate diets, remain unknown. We addressed these questions using a zebrafish (Danio rerio) model of developmental VitE deficiency followed by dietary remediation. Adult zebrafish maintained on VitE-deficient (E-) or sufficient (E+) diets were spawned to obtained E- and E+ embryos, respectively, which we evaluated up to 12 days post-fertilization (dpf)...
June 20, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645783/maerua-angolensis-stem-bark-extract-reverses-anxiety-and-related-behaviours-in-zebrafish-involvement-of-gabaergic-and-5-ht-systems
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Charles Kwaku Benneh, Robert Peter Biney, Priscilla Kolibea Mante, Augustine Tandoh, Donatus Wewura Adongo, Eric Woode
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maerua angolensis DC (Capparaceae) has been employed in the management of several central nervous system (CNS) disorders including anxiety. This study evaluated the anxiolytic effects of the petroleum ether/ethyl acetate fraction stem bark extract and its possible mechanism(s) using zebrafish anxiety models. METHODS: Adult zebrafish, tested in the novel tank and light dark tests, have shown by previous authors to be sensitive to the anxiolytic effects of known anxiolytic drugs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645700/antagonistic-regulation-of-spermatogonial-differentiation-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-by-igf3-and-amh
#7
R D V S Morais, D Crespo, R H Nóbrega, M S Lemos, H J G van de Kant, L R de França, R Male, J Bogerd, R W Schulz
Fsh-mediated regulation of zebrafish spermatogenesis includes modulating the expression of testicular growth factors. Here, we study if and how two Sertoli cell-derived Fsh-responsive growth factors, anti-Müllerian hormone (Amh; inhibiting steroidogenesis and germ cell differentiation) and insulin-like growth factor 3 (Igf3; stimulating germ cell differentiation), cooperate in regulating spermatogonial development. In dose response and time course experiments with primary testis tissue cultures, Fsh up-regulated igf3 transcript levels and down-regulated amh transcript levels; igf3 transcript levels were more rapidly up-regulated and responded to lower Fsh concentrations than were required to decrease amh mRNA levels...
June 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645083/graphene-oxide-nanosheets-induce-dna-damage-and-activate-the-base-excision-repair-ber-signaling-pathway-both-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#8
Chun-Jiao Lu, Xue-Feng Jiang, Muhammad Junaid, Yan-Bo Ma, Pan-Pan Jia, Hua-Bin Wang, De-Sheng Pei
Graphene oxide (GO) has widespread concerns in the fields of biological sciences and medical applications. Currently, studies have reported that excessive GO exposure can cause cellular DNA damage through reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. However, DNA damage mediated response of the base excision repair (BER) pathway due to GO exposure is not elucidated yet. Therefore, we exposed HEK293T cells and zebrafish embryos to different concentrations of GO for 24 h, and transcriptional profiles of BER pathway genes, DNA damage, and cell viability were analyzed both in vitro and in vivo...
June 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644127/mpi-depletion-enhances-o-glcnacylation-of-p53-and-suppresses-the-warburg-effect
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Charles DeRossi, Nataly Shtraizent, Shikha Nayar, Ravi Sachidanandam, Liora S Katz, Adam Prince, Anna P Koh, Adam Vincek, Yoav Hadas, Yujin Hoshida, Donald K Scott, Efrat Eliyahu, Hudson H Freeze, Kirsten C Sadler, Jaime Chu
Rapid cellular proliferation in early development and cancer depends on glucose metabolism to fuel macromolecule biosynthesis. Metabolic enzymes are presumed regulators of this glycolysis-driven metabolic program, known as the Warburg effect, however few have been identified. We uncover a previously unappreciated role for Mannose phosphate isomerase (MPI) as a metabolic enzyme required to maintain Warburg metabolism in zebrafish embryos and in both primary and malignant mammalian cells. The functional consequences of MPI loss are striking: glycolysis is blocked and cells die...
June 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643259/genome-editing-of-medaka
#10
Satoshi Ansai, Masato Kinoshita
Medaka (Oryzias latipes), along with zebrafish (Danio rerio), is a useful experimental model fish. Here, we describe a simple method for generating medaka gene knock-out strains using an automated microchip electrophoresis system. We also describe a method for targeted gene knock-in using a plasmid carrying a sequence that does not cause off-target effects in medaka.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643258/crispr-cas9-mediated-targeted-knockin-of-exogenous-reporter-genes-in-zebrafish
#11
Atsuo Kawahara
Genome editing technologies such as ZFN, TALEN, and CRISPR/Cas9 efficiently induce DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) at a targeted genomic locus, often resulting in a frameshift-mediated target gene disruption. It remains difficult to perform targeted integration of exogenous genes by genome editing technologies. DSBs can be restored through DNA repair mechanisms, such as non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), microhomology-mediated end joining (MMEJ), and homologous recombination (HR). It is well known that HR facilitates homology-dependent integration of donor DNA template into a targeted locus...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642884/cxcl8b-and-cxcr2-regulate-neutrophil-migration-through-bloodstream-in-zebrafish
#12
Constanza Zuñiga-Traslaviña, Karina Bravo, Ariel E Reyes, Carmen G Feijóo
Neutrophils play an essential role during an inflammatory response, which is dependent on their rapid recruitment from the bone marrow to the vasculature. However, there is no information about the molecular signals that regulate neutrophil entry to circulation during an inflammatory process in humans. This is mainly due to the lack of a suitable model of study that contains similar set of molecules and that allows in vivo analyses. In this study, we used the zebrafish to assess the role of Cxcl8a, Cxcl8b, and Cxcr2 in neutrophil migration to blood circulation after injury...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642843/the-impact-of-genome-region-of-difference-4-rd4-on-mycobacterial-virulence-and-bcg-efficacy
#13
Huanwei Ru, Xiaojia Liu, Chen Lin, Jingyan Yang, Fuzeng Chen, Ruifeng Sun, Lu Zhang, Jun Liu
Comparative genome analyses have revealed a number of regions of difference (RD) among mycobacterial species. The functional consequences of most of these genome variations have not been studied. RD4, which encompasses Rv1506c-Rv1516c of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) H37Rv, is absent in the closely related Mycobacterium bovis and M. bovis Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG). On the other hand, we previously found that Mycobacterium marinum has an extended RD4 which includes a number of genes involved in the biosynthesis of lipooligosaccharides (LOSs)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642734/the-short-stature-homeobox-containing-gene-shox-shox-is-required-for-the-regulation-of-cell-proliferation-and-bone-differentiation-in-zebrafish-embryo-and-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Tomoaki Yokokura, Hiroyasu Kamei, Takashi Shibano, Daisuke Yamanaka, Rie Sawada-Yamaguchi, Fumihiko Hakuno, Shin-Ichiro Takahashi, Toshiaki Shimizu
The short-stature homeobox-containing gene (SHOX) was originally discovered as one of genes responsible for idiopathic short-stature syndromes in humans. Previous studies in animal models have shown the evolutionarily conserved link between this gene and skeletal formation in early embryogenesis. Here, we characterized developmental roles of shox/SHOX in zebrafish embryos and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) using loss-of-function approaches. Morpholino oligo-mediated knockdown of zebrafish shox markedly hindered cell proliferation in the anterior region of the pharyngula embryos, which was accompanied by reduction in the dlx2 expression at mesenchymal core sites for future pharyngeal bones...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642593/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-regulates-the-nascent-hematopoietic-stem-cell-niche-by-promoting-gluconeogenesis
#15
C-Y Zhang, H-M Yin, H Wang, D Su, Y Xia, L-F Yan, B Fang, W Liu, Y-M Wang, A-H Gu, Y Zhou
The understanding of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) emergence is important to generate HSCs from pluripotent precursors. However, integrated signaling network that regulates the niche of nascent HSCs remains unclear. Herein, we uncovered a novel role of TGF-β1 in the metabolic niche of HSC emergence using the tgf-β1b(-/-) zebrafish. Our findings first showed that Tgf-β1 transcripts were enriched in the nascent HSCs. Loss of tgf-β1b caused a decrease of nascent HSCs within the aorta-gonad-mesonephros. Moreover, tgf-β1b(+) cells were runx1(+) HSCs and underwent an endothelial-to-hematopoietic-transition process...
June 23, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642491/a-cross-species-approach-to-identify-transcriptional-regulators-exemplified-for-dnajc22-and-hnf4a
#16
A C Aschenbrenner, K Bassler, M Brondolin, L Bonaguro, P Carrera, K Klee, T Ulas, J L Schultze, M Hoch
There is an enormous need to make better use of the ever increasing wealth of publicly available genomic information and to utilize the tremendous progress in computational approaches in the life sciences. Transcriptional regulation of protein-coding genes is a major mechanism of controlling cellular functions. However, the myriad of transcription factors potentially controlling transcription of any given gene makes it often difficult to quickly identify the biological relevant transcription factors. Here, we report on the identification of Hnf4a as a major transcription factor of the so far unstudied DnaJ heat shock protein family (Hsp40) member C22 (Dnajc22)...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642483/masking-of-a-circadian-behavior-in-larval-zebrafish-involves-the-thalamo-habenula-pathway
#17
Qian Lin, Suresh Jesuthasan
Changes in illumination can rapidly influence behavior that is normally controlled by the circadian clock. This effect is termed masking. In mice, masking requires melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells that detect blue light and project to the thalamus. It is not known whether masking is wavelength-dependent in other vertebrates, nor is it known whether the thalamus is also involved or how it influences masking. Here, we address these questions in zebrafish. We find that diel vertical migration, a circadian behavior in larval zebrafish, is effectively triggered by blue, but not by red light...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642470/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-reveals-novel-targets-of-mir-21-in-zebrafish-embryos
#18
Ying Wu, Qi-Yong Lou, Feng Ge, Qian Xiong
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs which control gene expression by the suppression of translation or the degradation of mRNAs. Dre-miR-21 (miR-21) has been reported to impact cardiac valvulogenesis in zebrafish embryos. However, the target genes of miR-21 are still largely unknown. Here a tandem isobaric mass tag (TMT)-based quantitative proteomic strategy was employed to identify the global profile of miR-21-regulated proteins. A total of 251 proteins were dysregulated after miR-21 knockdown, suggesting that they may be regulated by miR-21...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642062/lrh-1-senses-signaling-from-phosphatidylcholine-to-regulate-the-expansion-growth-of-digestive-organs-via-synergy-with-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-zebrafish
#19
Gang Zhai, Jia Song, Tingting Shu, Junjun Yan, Xia Jin, Jiangyan He, Zhan Yin
Liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1) is an orphan nuclear receptor that is critical for the growth and proliferation of cancer cells and other biological processes, including lipid transportation and metabolism, sexual determination and steroidogenesis. However, because homozygous lrh-1(-/-) mice die in utero, the regulatory mechanisms involved in embryonic development mediated by this receptor are poorly understood. In the present study, we performed transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN)-mediated loss-of-function assays, taking advantage of zebrafish external fertilization, to investigate the function of lrh-1...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641649/-hemostatic-effect-of-spleen-invigorating-qi-replenishing-and-blood-containing-formula-on-simvastatin-induced-zebrafish-hemorrhage-model
#20
Yu-Ting Chu, Xiao-Yu Zhu, Ya-Yue Zhang, Bo Xia, Li Hou, Ru-Shun Song, Tian-Tian Li, Chun-Qi Li, Qing Dong, Xin-Yi Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hemostatic effect of spleen-invigorating, qi-replenishing and blood-containing formula on simvastatin-induced zebrafish hemorrhage model, and to compare with the effect of clearing heat and cooling blood formula. METHODS: Zebrafishes from breed A B line were treated with 0.5 µmol/L simvastatin for 24 hours to establish zebrafishes hemorrhage model. Under strict blinded experimental conditions, the above mentioned zebrafishes were then treated with experimental drug of different concentrations at the maximum non-lethal dose...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
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