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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779282/-effect-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-overexpression-on-the-biological-activity-of-mouse-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jin Qiu, Hui-Yu Zhang, Li Liu, Ying-Hui Tan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to construct the expression of bone morphogenetic protein-4 (BMP4) lentiviral vector gene and explore its influence on the biological activity of mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. METHODS: iPS cell lines stably overexpressing BMP4 were constructed by lentivirus transfection (BMP4-overexpressing group). Cells without transfection served as the blank group, and cells with only vector transfection served as the empty-vector group...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778523/local-immunomodulation-with-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-encoding-lentivirus-enhances-functional-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
#2
Jonghyuck Park, Joseph T Decker, Daniel J Margul, Dominique R Smith, Brian J Cummings, Aileen J Anderson, Lonnie D Shea
Trauma to the spinal cord and associated secondary inflammation can lead to permanent loss of sensory and motor function below the injury level, with the resulting environment serving as a barrier that limits regeneration. In this study, we investigate the localized expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-10 and IL-4 via lentiviral transduction in multichannel bridges. Porous multichannel bridges provide physical guidance for axonal outgrowth with the cytokines hypothesized to modulate the neuroinflammatory microenvironment and enhance axonal regeneration...
April 27, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778503/autoinflammatory-mutation-in-nlrc4-reveals-an-lrr-lrr-oligomerization-interface
#3
Fiona Moghaddas, Ping Zeng, Yuxia Zhang, Heike Schützle, Sebastian Brenner, Sigrun R Hofmann, Reinhard Berner, Yuanbo Zhao, Bingtai Lu, Xiaoyun Chen, Li Zhang, Suyun Cheng, Stefan Winkler, Kai Lehmberg, Scott W Canna, Peter E Czabotar, Ian P Wicks, Dominic De Nardo, Christian M Hedrich, Huasong Zeng, Seth L Masters
BACKGROUND: Monogenic autoinflammatory disorders are characterised by dysregulation of the innate immune system, for example by gain-of-function mutations in inflammasome forming proteins such as NLRC4. OBJECTIVE: Here we investigate the mechanism by which a novel mutation in the leucine rich repeat (LRR) domain of NLRC4 (c.G1965C, p.W655C) contributes to autoinflammatory disease. METHODS: We studied two unrelated patients with early onset macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) harboring the same de novo mutation in NLRC4...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777702/microrna-608-inhibits-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-via-targeting-the-bet-family-protein-brd4
#4
Ling He, Dijuan Meng, Shi-Hu Zhang, Yi Zhang, Zhengming Deng, Lian-Bao Kong
Over-expression of the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family protein BRD4 is associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression. In the present study, we indentified a novel putative anti-BRD4 microRNA: microRNA-608 ("miR-608"). In HepG2 cells and primary human HCC cells, over-expression of miR-608, using a lentiviral construct, induced BRD4 downregulation and proliferation inhibition. Conversely, transfection of the miR-608 inhibitor increased BRD4 expression to promote HepG2 cell proliferation...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776374/the-toxoplasma-gondii-me-49-strain-upregulates-levels-of-a20-that-inhibit-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-promotes-apoptosis-in-human-leukaemia-t-cell-lines
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Qian Chen, Min-Hui Pang, Xiao-Hong Ye, Guang Yang, Chen Lin
BACKGROUND: Acute T-lymphocyte leukaemia is a form of haematological malignancy with abnormal activation of NF-κB pathway, which results in high expression of A20 and ABIN1, which constitute a negative feedback mechanism for the regulation of NF-κB activation. Clinical studies have found that acute T-lymphocyte leukaemia patients are susceptible to Toxoplasma gondii infection; however, the effect of T. gondii on the proliferation and apoptosis of human leukaemia T-cells remains unclear...
May 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774985/microrna-1270-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-its-inhibition-yielded-anticancer-mechanisms-in-human-osteosarcoma
#6
Lei Zhong, Changjun Zheng, Hongjuan Fang, Meng Xu, Bingpeng Chen, Chen Li
In this work, we explored the aberrant expression pattern, clinical association, and functional regulations of microRNA-1270 (miR-1270) in osteosarcoma. Among in vitro osteosarcoma cell lines and in situ tissues of osteosarcoma patients, quantitative real time-PCR was used to examine their endogenous miR-1270 expression. Clinical correlation between endogenous miR-1270 expression and clinicopathological features of osteosarcoma patients, as well as cancer patients' overall survival, was statistically examined...
May 18, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773895/crispr-cas9-system-targeting-regulatory-genes-of-hiv-1-inhibits-viral-replication-in-infected-t-cell-cultures
#7
Youdiil Ophinni, Mari Inoue, Tomohiro Kotaki, Masanori Kameoka
The CRISPR/Cas9 system provides a novel and promising tool for editing the HIV-1 proviral genome. We designed RNA-guided CRISPR/Cas9 targeting the HIV-1 regulatory genes tat and rev with guide RNAs (gRNA) selected from each gene based on CRISPR specificity and sequence conservation across six major HIV-1 subtypes. Each gRNA was cloned into lentiCRISPRv2 before co-transfection to create a lentiviral vector and transduction into target cells. CRISPR/Cas9 transduction into 293 T and HeLa cells stably expressing Tat and Rev proteins successfully abolished the expression of each protein relative to that in non-transduced and gRNA-absent vector-transduced cells...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773653/inhibition-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-5-enhances-hepatic-mitochondrial-biogenesis
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Lei Huang, Jehnan Liu, Xiao-Ou Zhang, Katelyn Sibley, Sonia M Najjar, Mary M Lee, Joae Qiong Wu
Protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) regulates gene expression either transcriptionallyly by symmetric dimethylation of arginine residues on histones H4R3, H3R8 and H2AR3, or at the post-translational level by methylation of non-histone target proteins. While emerging evidence suggests that PRMT5 functions as an oncogene, its role in metabolic diseases is not well defined. We investigated the role of PRMT5 in promoting high fat-induced hepatic steatosis. High fat diet up-regulated PRMT5 levels in the liver, but not in other metabolically relevant tissues such as skeletal muscle or white and brown adipose tissue...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771444/low-level-laser-irradiation-promotes-the-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-into-osteoblasts-through-the-apn-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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R-F Zhang, Q Wang, A-A Zhang, J-G Xu, L-D Zhai, X-M Yang, X-T Liu
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between adiponectin (APN) pathway and Wnt pathway was explored through BMSCs, and the effect of low-level laser irradiation (LLLI) on bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and its mechanism were further studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 3-week-old Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were selected, and mesenchymal stem cells were separately cultured and purified. 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used to analyze cell proliferation...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771412/lncrna-cche1-in-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#10
G Xu, Y Zhang, N Li, J-B Zhang, R Xu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at investigating the effects of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) CCHE1 on proliferation and apoptosis of gastric cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: qRT-PCR method was used to detect lncRNA CCHE1 in cancer cell lines. Cells with relative expression were selected to change the expression by transfecting with corresponding lentiviral vector, and nonsense transfection group and blank control group were also constructed; cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) method was used to assess cell proliferation activity; colony formation assay was used to evaluate the rate of cell cloning; flow cytometry assay was used to determine the apoptosis rate and cell cycle...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771403/meg3-is-involved-in-the-development-of-glaucoma-through-promoting-the-autophagy-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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W Sun, Y-N Li, J-F Ye, Y-Q Guan, S-J Li
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed at investigating whether MEG3 may be involved in the pathogenesis of glaucoma by regulating the autophagy of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used qRT-PCR to detect the expression of MEG3 in RGC-5s cell line under high hydrostatic pressure. RGC-5s were transfected with a lentiviral vector to achieve MEG3 overexpression or knockdown. The influence of overexpression or inhibition of MEG3 on cell proliferation and apoptosis was observed using CCK-8 test and flow cytometry...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771047/-effect-of-shrna-targeting-silencing-of-vtcn1-gene-on-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#12
J Dong, T Peng, P Song, S C Yin, X H Zhou
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of VTCN1 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells and targeting silencing of VTCN1 gene by infected with lentiviral vector to inhibit the proliferation and invasion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. Method: The VTCN1 expression level of different nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells was detected by RT-PCR and Western blotting, the cell lines of the most expression level were seleted to conduct the Subsequent experiments; The lentiviral vector of silenced VTCN1 was transfected into HNE2 cells with VTCN1 expression by lipofectamine 2000, and stable cell lines were screened...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769354/allele-specific-alterations-in-the-peptidome-underlie-the-joint-association-of-hla-a-29-02-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-aminopeptidase-2-erap2-with-birdshot-chorioretinopathy
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Alejandro Sanz-Bravo, Adrian Martin-Esteban, Jonas J W Kuiper, Marina García-Peydró, Eilon Barnea, Arie Admon, José A López de Castro
Virtually all patients of the rare inflammatory eye disease birdshot chorioretinopathy (BSCR) carry the HLA-A*29:02 allele. BSCR is also associated with endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 2 (ERAP2), an enzyme involved in processing HLA class I ligands, thus implicating the A*29:02 peptidome in this disease. To investigate the relationship between both risk factors we employed label-free quantitative mass spectrometry to characterize the effects of ERAP2 on the A*29:02-bound peptidome. An ERAP2-negative cell line was transduced with lentiviral constructs containing GFP-ERAP2 or GFP alone, and the A*29:02 peptidomes from both transduced cells were compared...
May 16, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769087/replacement-of-feline-foamy-virus-bet-by-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-vif-yields-replicative-virus-with-novel-vaccine-candidate-potential
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Carmen Ledesma-Feliciano, Sarah Hagen, Ryan Troyer, Xin Zheng, Esther Musselman, Dragana Slavkovic Lukic, Ann-Mareen Franke, Daniel Maeda, Jörg Zielonka, Carsten Münk, Guochao Wei, Sue VandeWoude, Martin Löchelt
BACKGROUND: Hosts are able to restrict viral replication to contain virus spread before adaptive immunity is fully initiated. Many viruses have acquired genes directly counteracting intrinsic restriction mechanisms. This phenomenon has led to a co-evolutionary signature for both the virus and host which often provides a barrier against interspecies transmission events. Through different mechanisms of action, but with similar consequences, spumaviral feline foamy virus (FFV) Bet and lentiviral feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) Vif counteract feline APOBEC3 (feA3) restriction factors that lead to hypermutation and degradation of retroviral DNA genomes...
May 16, 2018: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768261/n-cadherin-attenuates-high-glucose-induced-nucleus-pulposus-cell-senescence-through-regulation-of-the-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Gang Hou, Huiqing Zhao, Haijun Teng, Pei Li, Wenbin Xu, Junbin Zhang, Lulu Lv, Zhiliang Guo, Li Wei, Hui Yao, Yichun Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a potential etiology of disc degeneration. N-cadherin (N-CDH) helps maintain the cell viability, cell phenotype and matrix biosynthesis of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells. Here, we mainly aimed to investigate whether N-CDH can attenuate high glucose-induced NP cell senescence and its potential mechanism. METHODS: Rat NP cells were cultured in a base culture medium and base culture medium with a 0.2 M glucose concentration. Recombinant lentiviral vectors were used to enhance N-CDH expression in NP cells...
May 11, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767389/high-expression-of-abl2-suppresses-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer
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Yun Liu, Chen Shao, Linqi Zhu, Sihong Jiang, Guanlin Li, Wei Zhang, Yajing Lin, Ying Ni, Hui Cao, Shihe Shao
BACKGROUND: Diseases associated with Abelson-related gene (also called ABL2) include leukemia; furthermore, previous researches have studied the expressions and functions of ABL2 in different types of malignancies and found that it plays an important role in almost all kinds of cancers. AIMS: Nevertheless, the mechanism of ABL2 in gastric cancer (GC) remains vague. METHODS: In the present study, the level of ABL2 in human GC tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry...
May 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767265/knockdown-of-tnf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-alleviates-acute-lung-injury-in-rats-with-intestinal-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-by-upregulating-il%C3%A2-10-expression
#17
Zhen Yang, Xue-Rong Zhang, Qiong Zhao, Sheng-Lan Wang, Liu-Lin Xiong, Piao Zhang, Bing Yuan, Zi-Bing Zhang, Shu-Yuan Fan, Ting-Hua Wang, Yun-Hui Zhang
Intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (II/R) injury often triggers severe injury in remote organs, with the lungs being considered the main target. Excessive elevation of proinflammatory cytokines is a major contributor in the occurrence and development of II/R‑induced acute lung injury (ALI). Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether blocking tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α) expression could protect the lungs from injury following II/R, and to explore the possible underlying mechanism involving interleukin‑10 (IL‑10)...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766597/a-functional-assay-for-the-clinical-annotation-of-genetic-variants-of-uncertain-significance-in-diamond-blackfan-anemia
#18
Anna Aspesi, Marta Betti, Marika Sculco, Chiara Actis, Cristina Olgasi, Marcin W Wlodarski, Adrianna Vlachos, Jeffrey M Lipton, Ugo Ramenghi, Claudio Santoro, Antonia Follenzi, Steven R Ellis, Irma Dianzani
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare genetic hypoplasia of erythroid progenitors characterized by mild to severe anemia and associated with congenital malformations. Clinical manifestations in DBA patients are quite variable and genetic testing has become a critical factor in establishing a diagnosis of DBA. The majority of DBA cases are due to heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in ribosomal protein (RP) genes. Causative mutations are fairly straightforward to identify in the case of large deletions and frameshift and nonsense mutations found early in a protein coding sequence, but diagnosis becomes more challenging in the case of missense mutations and small in-frame indels...
May 15, 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766032/serum-free-erythroid-differentiation-for-efficient-genetic-modification-and-high-level-adult-hemoglobin-production
#19
Naoya Uchida, Selami Demirci, Juan J Haro-Mora, Atsushi Fujita, Lydia N Raines, Matthew M Hsieh, John F Tisdale
In vitro erythroid differentiation from primary human cells is valuable to develop genetic strategies for hemoglobin disorders. However, current erythroid differentiation methods are encumbered by modest transduction rates and high baseline fetal hemoglobin production. In this study, we sought to improve both genetic modification and hemoglobin production among human erythroid cells in vitro . To model therapeutic strategies, we transduced human CD34+ cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with lentiviral vectors and compared erythropoietin-based erythroid differentiation using fetal-bovine-serum-containing media and serum-free media...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766028/a-non-integrating-lentiviral-approach-overcomes-cas9-induced-immune-rejection-to-establish-an-immunocompetent-metastatic-renal-cancer-model
#20
Junhui Hu, Shiruyeh Schokrpur, Maani Archang, Kip Hermann, Allison C Sharrow, Prateek Khanna, Jesse Novak, Sabina Signoretti, Rupal S Bhatt, Beatrice S Knudsen, Hua Xu, Lily Wu
The CRISPR-based technology has revolutionized genome editing in recent years. This technique allows for gene knockout and evaluation of function in cell lines in a manner that is far easier and more accessible than anything previously available. Unfortunately, the ability to extend these studies to in vivo syngeneic murine cell line implantation is limited by an immune response against cells transduced to stably express Cas9. In this study, we demonstrate that a non-integrating lentiviral vector approach can overcome this immune rejection and allow for the growth of transduced cells in an immunocompetent host...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
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