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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533786/high-density-linkage-map-construction-and-mapping-of-yield-trait-qtls-in-maize-zea-mays-using-the-genotyping-by-sequencing-gbs-technology
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Chengfu Su, Wei Wang, Shunliang Gong, Jinghui Zuo, Shujiang Li, Shizhong Xu
Increasing grain yield is the ultimate goal for maize breeding. High resolution quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping can help us understand the molecular basis of phenotypic variation of yield and thus facilitate marker assisted breeding. The aim of this study is to use genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for large-scale SNP discovery and simultaneous genotyping of all F2 individuals from a cross between two varieties of maize that are in clear contrast in yield and related traits. A set of 199 F2 progeny derived from the cross of varieties SG-5 and SG-7 were generated and genotyped by GBS...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529490/microgravity-induced-transcriptome-adaptation-in-mouse-paraspinal-longissimus-dorsi-muscle-highlights-insulin-resistance-linked-genes
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Guido Gambara, Michele Salanova, Stefano Ciciliot, Sandra Furlan, Martina Gutsmann, Gudrun Schiffl, Ute Ungethuem, Pompeo Volpe, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dieter Blottner
Microgravity as well as chronic muscle disuse are two causes of low back pain originated at least in part from paraspinal muscle deconditioning. At present no study investigated the complexity of the molecular changes in human or mouse paraspinal muscles exposed to microgravity. The aim of this study was to evaluate longissimus dorsi adaptation to microgravity at both morphological and global gene expression level. C57BL/N6 male mice were flown aboard the BION-M1 biosatellite for 30 days (BF) or housed in a replicate flight habitat on ground (BG)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522751/targeting-fbw7-as-a-strategy-to-overcome-resistance-to-targeted-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Mingxiang Ye, Yong Zhang, Xinxin Zhang, Jian-Bin Zhang, Pengyu Jing, Liang Cao, Nan Li, Xia Li, Libo Yao, Jian Zhang, Jian Zhang
Inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) signaling is highly effective in a subgroup of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with distinct clinicopathological features. However, resistance to EGFR and ALK inhibitors inevitably occurs, and the molecular mechanism underlying resistance is not fully understood. In this study, we report a PI3K/Akt- and MEK/Erk-independent resistance mechanism by which loss of the E3 ubiquitin ligase F-box and WD repeat domain containing 7 (FBW7α) leads to targeted therapy resistance via stabilization of anti-apoptotic protein MCL-1...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515914/analysis-of-the-function-of-microrna-375-in-humans-using-bioinformatics
#4
Xiaohua Chen, Baoxia Li, Rongcheng Luo, Sina Cai, Cao Zhang, Xiaolong Cao
MicroRNA-375 (miR-375) is expressed at low levels in many types of solid tumor, particularly in gastrointestinal tumors. It is considered to be important in the development of cancer and certain diseases. Thus, more detailed knowledge is required on the particular functions of miR-375. miRs function by regulating target genes. Therefore, in the current study, miRWalk (which includes the data from 10 prediction software programs) was used to predict the target genes of miR-375. The genes, which were co-predicted using five different software programs were further analyzed using Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery online software [including gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis]...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515316/dna-damage-induced-degradation-of-exo1-limits-dna-end-resection-to-ensure-accurate-dna-repair
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Nozomi Tomimatsu, Bipasha Mukherjee, Janelle Louise Harris, Francesca Ludovica Boffo, Molly Hardebeck, Patrick Ryan Potts, Kum Kum Khanna, Sandeep Burma
End resection of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) to generate 3'-single-stranded DNA facilitates DSB repair via error-free homologous recombination (HR) while stymieing repair by the error-prone non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Activation of DNA end resection involves phosphorylation of the 5' to 3' exonuclease EXO1 by the phosphoinositide 3-kinase-like kinases ATM and ATR, and by the cyclin-dependent kinases 1 and 2. After activation, EXO1 must also be restrained in order to prevent over-resection which is known to hamper optimal HR and trigger global genomic instability...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515150/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-is-targeted-by-fbxo10-for-ubiquitination-and-degradation
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John Evankovich, Travis Lear, Alison Mckelvey, Sarah Dunn, James Londino, Yuan Liu, Bill B Chen, Rama K Mallampalli
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a highly expressed cell membrane receptor serving to anchor lung epithelia to matrix components, and it also amplifies inflammatory signaling during acute lung injury. However, mechanisms that regulate its protein concentrations in cells remain largely unknown. Here we show that RAGE exhibits an extended life span in lung epithelia (t½ 6 h), is monoubiquitinated at K374, and is degraded in lysosomes. The RAGE ligand ODN2006, a synthetic oligodeoxynucleotide resembling pathogenic hypomethylated CpG DNA, promotes rapid lysosomal RAGE degradation through activation of protein kinase C zeta (PKCζ), which phosphorylates RAGE...
May 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507201/sensitivity-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-erlotinib-is-regulated-by-the-notch-mir-223-fbxw7-pathway
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Haiwei Zhang, Fanglin Chen, Yongpeng He, Lin Yi, Chuang Ge, Xiaolong Shi, Chao Tang, Donglin Wang, Yongzhong Wu, Weiqi Nian
Recent evidence supports a role for microRNA-223 (miR-223) in modulating tumor cell sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs; however, its role in cellular resistance to the effects of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) used in treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains to be elucidated. The levels of miR-223 in parental cell line (HCC827) and erlotinib resistant HCC827 cell line (HCC827/ER)  were detected by qRT-PCR. HCC827/ER cells were treated with MK-2206 to block the Akt signaling pathway or RO4929097 to block the Notch signaling pathway, and then transfected with a miR-223 inhibitor or interference expression plasmid of F-Box/WD repeat-containing protein 7 (FBXW7) or insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R)...
May 15, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506875/deubiquitinase-usp33-is-negatively-regulated-by-%C3%AE-trcp-through-ubiquitin-dependent-proteolysis
#8
Qiao Cheng, Yukang Yuan, Lemin Li, Tingting Guo, Ying Miao, Ying Ren, Jin Liu, Qian Feng, Xiaofang Wang, Peng Zhao, Yibo Zuo, Liping Qian, Liting Zhang, Hui Zheng
Ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis regulates cellular levels of various proteins, and therefore plays important roles in controlling cell signaling and disease progression. The Skp1-Cul1-F-box ubiquitin ligase β-TrCP is recognized as an important negative regulator for numerous key signaling proteins. Recently, the deubiquitinases (DUBs) have turned out to be essential to regulate signaling pathways related to human diseases. However, whether β-TrCP is able to regulate the deubiquitinase family members remains largely unexplored...
May 13, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505379/analysis-of-cfb-a-cytokinin-responsive-gene-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-encoding-a-novel-f-box-protein-regulating-sterol-biosynthesis
#9
Wolfram G Brenner, Jan Erik Leuendorf, Anne Cortleven, Laetitia B B Martin, Hubert Schaller, Thomas Schmülling
Protein degradation by the ubiquitin-26S proteasome pathway is important for the regulation of cellular processes, but the function of most F-box proteins relevant to substrate recognition is unknown. We describe the analysis of the gene Cytokinin-induced F-box encoding (CFB, AT3G44326), identified in a meta-analysis of cytokinin-related transcriptome studies as one of the most robust cytokinin response genes. F-box domain-dependent interaction with the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex component ASK1 classifies CFB as a functional F-box protein...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497265/proteomics-analysis-of-pleomorphic-adenoma-of-the-human-parotid-gland
#10
Ahmet Mutlu, Murat Ozturk, Gurler Akpinar, Murat Kasap, Aylin Kanli
The objective of this study is to perform proteomic analysis of pleomorphic adenoma (PA) in the human parotid gland (PG) with comparison of normal PG. This is an individual prospective randomized controlled trial. This study was performed in a tertiary referral center. Tissue samples of PG and PA were taken after surgical excision of PG from 13 patients. Protein extracts were prepared and protein pools created from the soluble extracts were subjected to 2D-DIGE analysis. Proteins displaying regulation in their abundance were determined and identified using MALDIT-OF/TOF analysis...
May 11, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487721/validation-of-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-during-bicolor-tepal-development-in-asiatic-hybrid-lilies-lilium-spp
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Leifeng Xu, Hua Xu, Yuwei Cao, Panpan Yang, Yayan Feng, Yuchao Tang, Suxia Yuan, Jun Ming
Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is a reliable and high-throughput technique for gene expression studies, but its accuracy depends on the expression stability of reference genes. To date, several reliable reference gene identifications have been reported in Lilium spp., but none has been obtained for lily tepals at different developmental stages. In this study, ten candidate reference genes were selected and evaluated for their expression stability in Lilium 'Tiny Padhye' during the process of bicolor tepal development...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483055/the-improvement-of-salt-tolerance-in-transgenic-tobacco-by-overexpression-of-wheat-f-box-gene-tafba1
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Zhongxian Zhao, Guangqiang Zhang, Shumei Zhou, Yuanqing Ren, Wei Wang
F-box protein is a major subunit of the Skp1-Cullin-F-box (SCF) complex. We previously isolated an F-box gene from wheat, TaFBA1, and here we show that overexpression of TaFBA1 in transgenic plants under salt stress increases germination rate, root elongation, and biomass accumulation compared with WT plants. Improvements in the photosynthetic rate and its corresponding parameters were also found in the transgenic plants. These results suggest that overexpression of TaFBA1 improves salt stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco...
June 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481224/intermittent-glucocorticoid-steroid-dosing-enhances-muscle-repair-without-eliciting-muscle-atrophy
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Mattia Quattrocelli, David Y Barefield, James L Warner, Andy H Vo, Michele Hadhazy, Judy U Earley, Alexis R Demonbreun, Elizabeth M McNally
Glucocorticoid steroids such as prednisone are prescribed for chronic muscle conditions such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, where their use is associated with prolonged ambulation. The positive effects of chronic steroid treatment in muscular dystrophy are paradoxical because these steroids are also known to trigger muscle atrophy. Chronic steroid use usually involves once-daily dosing, although weekly dosing in children has been suggested for its reduced side effects on behavior. In this work, we tested steroid dosing in mice and found that a single pulse of glucocorticoid steroids improved sarcolemmal repair through increased expression of annexins A1 and A6, which mediate myofiber repair...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475119/oral-treatment-with-the-ghrelin-receptor-agonist-hm01-attenuates-cachexia-in-mice-bearing-colon-26-c26-tumors
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Fabienne O Villars, Claudio Pietra, Claudio Giuliano, Thomas A Lutz, Thomas Riediger
The gastrointestinal hormone ghrelin reduces energy expenditure and stimulates food intake. Ghrelin analogs are a possible treatment against cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS). This study aimed to investigate whether oral treatment with the non-peptidergic ghrelin receptor agonist HM01 counteracts CACS in colon-26 (C26) tumor-bearing mice. The C26 tumor model is characterized by pronounced body weight (BW) loss and muscle wasting in the absence of severe anorexia. We analyzed the time course of BW loss, body composition, muscle mass, bone mineral density, and the cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6) and macrophage-inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472464/the-arabidopsis-jagged-lateral-organs-jlo-gene-sensitizes-plants-to-auxin
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Madlen I Rast-Somssich, Petra Žádníková, Stephan Schmid, Martin Kieffer, Stefan Kepinski, Rüdiger Simon
Plant growth and development of new organs depend on the continuous activity of the meristems. In the shoot, patterns of organ initiation are determined by PINFORMED (PIN)-dependent auxin distribution, while the undifferentiated state of meristem cells requires activity of KNOTTED LIKE HOMEOBOX (KNOX) transcription factors. Cell proliferation and differentiation of the root meristem are regulated by the largely antagonistic functions of auxin and cytokinins. It has previously been shown that the transcription factor JAGGED LATERAL ORGANS (JLO), a member of the LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARY DOMAIN (LBD) family, coordinates KNOX and PIN expression in the shoot and promotes root meristem growth...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464881/fbxw7-expression-is-associated-with-prognosis-and-chemotherapeutic-outcome-in-chinese-patients-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#16
Mao-Ran Li, Chun-Chao Zhu, Tian-Long Ling, Ye-Qian Zhang, Jia Xu, En-Hao Zhao, Gang Zhao
BACKGROUND: FBXW7, a component of the Skp-Cullin1-F-box, mediates target protein recognition. It is a tumor suppressor gene that plays a role in the regulation of cell cycle exit and reentry via c-Myc, c-Jun and Notch degradation. There are few studies, particularly involving a large patient cohort, that have evaluated FBXW7 during gastric cancer progression. METHODS: Our study aimed to evaluate the value of FBXW7 as a clinical marker in gastric adenocarcinoma (GC) patients including a subset treated with postoperative chemotherapy...
May 2, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461484/protein-mediated-viral-latency-is-a-novel-mechanism-for-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-persistence
#17
Hyun Jin Kwun, Yuan Chang, Patrick S Moore
Viral latency, in which a virus genome does not replicate independently of the host cell genome and produces no infectious particles, is required for long-term virus persistence. There is no known latency mechanism for chronic small DNA virus infections. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) causes an aggressive skin cancer after prolonged infection and requires an active large T (LT) phosphoprotein helicase to replicate. We show that evolutionarily conserved MCV LT phosphorylation sites are constitutively recognized by cellular Fbw7, βTrCP, and Skp2 Skp-F-box-cullin (SCF) E3 ubiquitin ligases, which degrade and suppress steady-state LT protein levels...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456970/potential-involvement-of-scf-complex-in-zygotic-genome-activation-during-early-bovine-embryo-development
#18
Veronika Benesova, Veronika Kinterova, Jiri Kanka, Tereza Toralova
Proper timing of degradation of maternal protein reserves is important for early embryonic development. The major modification that triggers proteins to degradation is ubiquitination, mediated by ubiquitin-proteolytic system. We focus here on Skp 1-Cul 1-F-box complex (SCF-complex), E3 ubiquitin-ligase, a part of ubiquitin-proteolytic system, which transfer ubiquitin to the substrate protein. We describe in this chapter the methods for the characterization of the expression profile of mRNA and protein of invariant members of SCF-complex and for the definition of SCF-complex activity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454605/chaperone-surveillance-system-in-plant-circadian-clock
#19
Joon-Yung Cha, Laila Khaleda, Hee Jin Park, Woe-Yeon Kim
Circadian clock is an internal system synchronized by external stimuli such as light and temperature and influences various physiological and developmental processes in living organisms. In Arabidopsis as a model plant, transcriptional, translational and post-translational processes are interlocked as by feedback loops between morning- and evening-phased genes. In a post-translational loop, plant-specific single-gene encoded GIGANTEA (GI) stabilize the F-box protein ZEITLUPE (ZTL) leading targeted-proteasomal degradation of TIMING OF CAB EXPRESSION 1 (TOC1) and PSEUDO-RESPONSE REGULATOR 5 (PRR5)...
April 24, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446542/a-proteolytic-regulator-controlling-chalcone-synthase-stability-and-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-arabidopsis
#20
Xuebin Zhang, Carolina Abrahan, Thomas A Colquhoun, Chang-Jun Liu
Flavonoids represent a large family of specialized metabolites involved in plant growth, development and adaptation. Chalcone synthase (CHS) catalyzes the first step of flavonoid biosynthesis by directing carbon flux from general phenylpropanoid metabolism to flavonoid pathway. Despite extensive characterization on its function and transcriptional regulation, the molecular basis governing its post-translational modification is enigmatic. Here, we report the discovery of a proteolytic regulator of CHS, namely KFBCHS, a Kelch domain-containing F-box protein in Arabidopsis...
April 26, 2017: Plant Cell
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