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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239421/water-use-of-a-multigenotype-poplar-short-rotation-coppice-from-tree-to-stand-scale
#1
Jasper Bloemen, Régis Fichot, Joanna A Horemans, Laura S Broeckx, Melanie S Verlinden, Terenzio Zenone, Reinhart Ceulemans
Short-rotation coppice (SRC) has great potential for supplying biomass-based heat and energy, but little is known about SRC's ecological footprint, particularly its impact on the water cycle. To this end, we quantified the water use of a commercial scale poplar (Populus) SRC plantation in East Flanders (Belgium) at tree and stand level, focusing primarily on the transpiration component. First, we used the AquaCrop model and eddy covariance flux data to analyse the different components of the stand-level water balance for one entire growing season...
February 2017: Global Change Biology. Bioenergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238122/amelioration-of-drought-induced-negative-responses-by-elevated-co2-in-field-grown-short-rotation-coppice-mulberry-morus-spp-a-potential-bio-energy-tree-crop
#2
Kalva Madhana Sekhar, Kanubothula Sitarami Reddy, Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy
Present study describes the responses of short rotation coppice (SRC) mulberry, a potential bio-energy tree, grown under interactive environment of elevated CO2 (E) and water stress (WS). Growth in E stimulated photosynthetic performance in well-watered (WW) as well as during WS with significant increases in light-saturated photosynthetic rates (A Sat), water use efficiency (WUEi), intercellular [CO2], and photosystem-II efficiency (F V/F M and ∆F/F M') with concomitant reduction in stomatal conductance (g s) and transpiration (E) compared to ambient CO2 (A) grown plants...
February 25, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235806/molecular-basis-of-interactions-between-sh3-domain-containing-proteins-and-the-proline-rich-region-of-the-ubiquitin-ligase-itch
#3
Guillaume Desrochers, Laurent Cappadocia, Mathieu Lussier-Price, Anh-Tien Ton, Riham Ayoubi, Adrian Serohijos, James G Omichinski, Annie Angers
The ligase Itch plays major roles in signalling pathways by inducing ubiquitylation-dependent degradation of several substrates. Substrate recognition and binding is critical for the regulation of this reaction. Like closely related ligases, Itch can interact with proteins containing a PPxY motif via its WW domains. In addition to these WW domains, Itch possesses a proline-rich region (PRR) that has been shown to interact with several Src Homology 3 (SH3) domain-containing proteins. We have previously established that despite the apparent surface uniformity and conserved fold of SH3 domains, they display different binding mechanisms and affinities for their interaction with the PRR of Itch...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235780/inhibitory-cortactin-nanobodies-delineate-the-role-of-nta-and-sh3-domain-specific-functions-during-invadopodium-formation-and-cancer-cell-invasion
#4
Laurence Bertier, Ciska Boucherie, Olivier Zwaenepoel, Berlinda Vanloo, Marleen Van Troys, Isabel Van Audenhove, Jan Gettemans
Cancer cells exploit different strategies to escape from the primary tumor, gain access to the circulation, disseminate throughout the body, and form metastases, the leading cause of death by cancer. Invadopodia, proteolytically active plasma membrane extensions, are essential in this escape mechanism. Cortactin is involved in every phase of invadopodia formation, and its overexpression is associated with increased invadopodia formation, extracellular matrix degradation, and cancer cell invasion. To analyze endogenous cortactin domain function in these processes, we characterized the effects of nanobodies that are specific for the N-terminal acidic domain of cortactin and expected to target small epitopes within this domain...
February 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230794/structural-determinant-and-its-underlying-molecular-mechanism-of-stpc2-related-to-anti-angiogenic-activity
#5
Min Hu, Ning Cui, Zhixiang Bo, Feixiang Xiang
In this study, we aimed to use different strategies to further uncover the anti-angiogenic molecular mechanism of a fucoidan-like polysaccharide STPC2, isolated from brown alga Sargassum thunbergii. A desulfated derivative, STPC2-DeS, was successfully prepared and identified. The native polysaccharide and desulfated product were subjected to evaluate their anti-angiogenic effects. In the tube formation assay, STPC2 showed dose-dependent inhibition. In addition, STPC2 could distinctly inhibit the permeation of HUVEC cells into the lower chamber...
February 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228260/chemotherapy-induced-ca-2-release-stimulates-breast-cancer-stem-cell-enrichment
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Haiquan Lu, Ivan Chen, Larissa A Shimoda, Youngrok Park, Chuanzhao Zhang, Linh Tran, Huimin Zhang, Gregg L Semenza
Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) play a critical role in tumor recurrence and metastasis. Exposure of breast cancer cells to chemotherapy leads to an enrichment of BCSCs. Here, we find that chemotherapy induces the expression of glutathione S-transferase omega 1 (GSTO1), which is dependent on hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) and HIF-2. Knockdown of GSTO1 expression abrogates carboplatin-induced BCSC enrichment, decreases tumor initiation and metastatic capacity, and delays tumor recurrence after chemotherapy...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226478/fast-l1-based-sparse-representation-of-eeg-for-motor-imagery-signal-classification
#7
Younghak Shin, Heung-No Lee, Ilangko Balasingham, Younghak Shin, Heung-No Lee, Ilangko Balasingham, Heung-No Lee, Younghak Shin, Ilangko Balasingham
Improvement of classification performance is one of the key challenges in electroencephalogram (EEG) based motor imagery brain-computer interface (BCI). Recently, sparse representation based classification (SRC) method has been shown to provide satisfactory classification accuracy in motor imagery classification. In this paper, we aim to evaluate the performance of the SRC method in terms of not only its classification accuracy but also of its computation time. For this purpose, we investigate the performance of recently developed fast L1 minimization methods for their use in SRC, such as homotopy and fast iterative soft-thresholding algorithm (FISTA)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225008/anticancer-osmium-complex-inhibitors-of-the-hif-1%C3%AE-and-p300-protein-protein-interaction
#8
Chao Yang, Wanhe Wang, Guo-Dong Li, Hai-Jing Zhong, Zhen-Zhen Dong, Chun-Yuen Wong, Daniel W J Kwong, Dik-Lung Ma, Chung-Hang Leung
The hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) pathway has been considered to be an attractive anti-cancer target. One strategy to inhibit HIF activity is through the disruption of the HIF-1α-p300 protein-protein interaction. We report herein the identification of an osmium(II) complex as the first metal-based inhibitor of the HIF-1α-p300 interaction. We evaluated the effect of complex 1 on HIF-1α signaling pathway in vitro and in cellulo by using the dual luciferase reporter assay, co-immunoprecipitation assay, and immunoblot assay...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223541/targeting-growth-hormone-receptor-in-human-melanoma-cells-attenuates-tumor-progression-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-suppression-of-multiple-oncogenic-pathways
#9
Reetobrata Basu, Shiyong Wu, John J Kopchick
Recent reports have confirmed highest levels of growth hormone (GH) receptor (GHR) transcripts in melanoma, one of the most aggressive forms of human cancer. Yet the mechanism of GH action in melanoma remains mostly unknown. Here, using human malignant melanoma cells, we examined the effects of GH excess or siRNA mediated GHR knock-down (GHRKD) on tumor proliferation, migration and invasion. GH promoted melanoma progression while GHRKD attenuated the same. Western blot analysis revealed drastic modulation of multiple oncogenic signaling pathways (JAK2, STAT1, STAT3, STAT5, AKT, mTOR, SRC and ERK1/2) following addition of GH or GHRKD...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223426/resistance-mechanism-against-trastuzumab-in-her2-positive-cancer-cells-and-its-negation-by-src-inhibition
#10
Mei Hua Jin, Ah-Rong Nam, Ji Eun Park, Ju-Hee Bang, Yung-Jue Bang, Do-Youn Oh
Trastuzumab in combination with chemotherapy is the standard of care for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast and gastric cancers. Several resistance mechanisms against anti-HER2 therapy have been proposed. Src activation has been suggested to be responsible for the resistance of HER2-positive breast cancer. In our study, we generated four trastuzumab-resistant (HR) cancer cell lines from HER2-amplified gastric and biliary tract cancer cell lines (SNU-216, NCI-N87, SNU-2670, and SNU-2773)...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223314/attenuation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-signaling-by-growth-hormone-gh
#11
Lorena Gonzalez, Johanna Gabriela Miquet, Pablo E Irene, María Eugenia Díaz, Soledad P Rossi, Ana Isabel Sotelo, Mónica B Frungieri, Cristal M Hill, Andrzej Bartke, Daniel Turyn
Transgenic mice overexpressing growth hormone (GH) show increased hepatic protein content of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is broadly associated with cell proliferation and oncogenesis. However, chronically elevated levels of GH result in desensitization of STAT-mediated EGF signal and similar response of Erk1/2 and Akt signaling to EGF compared to normal mice. To ascertain the mechanisms involved in GH attenuation of EGF signaling and the consequences on cell cycle promotion, phosphorylation of signaling mediators was studied at different time points after EGF stimulation, and induction of proteins involved in cell cycle progression was assessed in normal and GH-overexpressing transgenic mice...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220894/inhibition-of-n1-src-kinase-by-a-specific-sh3-peptide-ligand-reveals-a-role-for-n1-src-in-neurite-elongation-by-l1-cam
#12
Sarah Keenan, Sarah J Wetherill, Christopher I Ugbode, Sangeeta Chawla, William J Brackenbury, Gareth J O Evans
In the mammalian brain the ubiquitous tyrosine kinase, C-Src, undergoes splicing to insert short sequences in the SH3 domain to yield N1- and N2-Src. We and others have previously shown that the N-Srcs have altered substrate specificity and kinase activity compared to C-Src. However, the exact functions of the N-Srcs are unknown and it is likely that N-Src signalling events have been misattributed to C-Src because they cannot be distinguished by conventional Src inhibitors that target the kinase domain. By screening a peptide phage display library, we discovered a novel ligand (PDN1) that targets the unique SH3 domain of N1-Src and inhibits N1-Src in cells...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219781/adenosine-a2-receptor-activation-ameliorates-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-upon-reperfusion-through-the-posttranslational-modification-of-ndufv2-subunit-of-complex-i-in-the-heart
#13
Jingman Xu, Xiyun Bian, Yuan Liu, Lan Hong, Tianming Teng, Yuemin Sun, Zhelong Xu
While it is well known that adenosine receptor activation protects the heart from ischemia/reperfusion injury, the precise mitochondrial mechanism responsible for the action remains unknown. This study probed the mitochondrial events associated with the cardioprotective effect of 5'-(N-ethylcarboxamido) adenosine (NECA), an adenosine A2 receptor agonist. Isolated rat hearts were subjected to 30min ischemia followed by 10min of reperfusion, whereas H9c2 cells experienced 20min ischemia and 10min reperfusion...
February 20, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218905/phosphorylation-mediated-activation-of-ldha-promotes-cancer-cell-invasion-and-tumour-metastasis
#14
L Jin, J Chun, C Pan, G N Alesi, D Li, K R Magliocca, Y Kang, Z G Chen, D M Shin, F R Khuri, J Fan, S Kang
Metastases remain the major cause of death from cancer. Recent molecular advances have highlighted the importance of metabolic alterations in cancer cells, including the Warburg effect that describes an increased glycolysis in cancer cells. However, how this altered metabolism contributes to tumour metastasis remains elusive. Here, we report that phosphorylation-induced activation of lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA), an enzyme that catalyses the interconversion of pyruvate and lactate, promotes cancer cell invasion, anoikis resistance and tumour metastasis...
February 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218450/chromium-iv-exposure-via-src-ras-signaling-promotes-cell-transformation
#15
Suthakar Ganapathy, Ping Li, Jean Lafontant, Rui Xiong, Tianqi Yu, Guojun Zhang, Changyan Chen
Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is a well-known environment carcinogen. The exposure of Cr(VI) through contaminated soil, air particles and drinking water is a strong concern for the public health worldwide. While many studies have been done, it remains unclear which intracellular molecules transduce Cr(VI)-mediated carcinogenic signaling in cells to promote cancer. In this study, we demonstrated that upon Cr(VI) treatment, the intracellular receptor src was activated, which further upregulated Ras activity, leading to the augmentation of ROS and onset of ER stress in human lung epithelial BEAS-2B or keratinocytes...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215542/hexachlorobenzene-alters-cell-cycle-by-regulating-p27-cyclin-e-cdk2-and-c-src-p27-protein-complexes
#16
C Ventura, M Núñez, V Gaido, C Pontillo, N Miret, A Randi, C Cocca
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) is an organochlorine pollutant widely distributed in the environment around the entire world. Previous reports from our group and others have demonstrated that this compound is as an endocrine disruptor. We have also reported that HCB presents a co-carcinogenic effect in N-Nitroso-N-methyl-urea-induced mammary tumours in rats. In this work, we studied the effects of HCB on cell cycle progression and cell cycle regulating protein expression in the estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cell line, MCF-7...
February 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214294/ptk6-localized-at-the-plasma-membrane-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-migration-through-phosphorylation-of-eps8
#17
Won-Sik Shin, Hyun Jae Shim, Young Hun Lee, Minju Pyo, Jun Sang Park, So Yun Ahn, Seung-Taek Lee
Protein tyrosine kinase 6 (PTK6; also known as Brk) is closely related to the Src family kinases, but lacks a membrane-targeting myristoylation signal. Sublocalization of PTK6 at the plasma membrane enhances its oncogenic potential. To understand the mechanism(s) underlying the oncogenic property of plasma-membrane-associated PTK6, proteins phosphorylated by membrane-targeted myristoylated PTK6 (Myr-PTK6) were enriched and analyzed using a proteomics approach. Eps8 which was identified by this method is phosphorylated by Myr-PTK6 in HEK293 cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214225/a-relay-pathway-between-arginine-and-tryptophan-metabolism-confers-immunosuppressive-properties-on-dendritic-cells
#18
Giada Mondanelli, Roberta Bianchi, Maria Teresa Pallotta, Ciriana Orabona, Elisa Albini, Alberta Iacono, Maria Laura Belladonna, Carmine Vacca, Francesca Fallarino, Antonio Macchiarulo, Stefano Ugel, Vincenzo Bronte, Federica Gevi, Lello Zolla, Auke Verhaar, Maikel Peppelenbosch, Emilia Maria Cristina Mazza, Silvio Bicciato, Yasmina Laouar, Laura Santambrogio, Paolo Puccetti, Claudia Volpi, Ursula Grohmann
Arginase 1 (Arg1) and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) are immunoregulatory enzymes catalyzing the degradation of l-arginine and l-tryptophan, respectively, resulting in local amino acid deprivation. In addition, unlike Arg1, IDO1 is also endowed with non-enzymatic signaling activity in dendritic cells (DCs). Despite considerable knowledge of their individual biology, no integrated functions of Arg1 and IDO1 have been reported yet. We found that IDO1 phosphorylation and consequent activation of IDO1 signaling in DCs was strictly dependent on prior expression of Arg1 and Arg1-dependent production of polyamines...
February 13, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213978/estrogens-and-androgens-inhibit-association-of-rankl-with-the-pre-osteoblast-membrane-through-post-translational-mechanisms
#19
Anthony Martin, Jiali Yu, Jian Xiong, Aysha B Khalid, Benita Katzenellenbogen, Sung Hoon Kim, John A Katzenellenbogen, Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Yankel Gabet, Susan A Krum, Baruch Frenkel
We have recently demonstrated that RUNX2 promoted, and 17-β-Estradiol (E2) diminished, association of RANKL with the cell membrane in pre-osteoblast cultures. Here we show that, similar to E2, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) diminishes association of RANKL and transiently transfected GFP-RANKL with the pre-osteoblast membrane without decreasing total RANKL mRNA or protein levels. Diminution of membrane-associated RANKL was accompanied with marked suppression of osteoclast differentiation from co-cultured pre-osteoclasts, even though DHT increased, not decreased, RANKL concentrations in pre-osteoblast conditioned media...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213973/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-induces-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-via-noncanonical-signals-and-n-cadherin
#20
Maria Jose Dubon, Jinyeong Yu, Sanghyuk Choi, Ki-Sook Park
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) induces the migration and mobilization of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) to maintain bone homeostasis during bone remodeling and facilitate the repair of peripheral tissues. Although many studies have reported the mechanisms through which TGF-β mediates the migration of various types of cells, including cancer cells, the intrinsic cellular mechanisms underlying cellular migration and mobilization of BM-MSCs mediated by TGF-β are unclear. In this study, we showed that TGF-β activated noncanonical signaling molecules, such as Akt, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), focal adhesion kinase (FAK), and p38, via TGF-β type I receptor in human BM-MSCs and murine BM-MSC-like ST2 cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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