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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420858/transcriptional-regulation-of-pancreas-development-and-%C3%AE-cell-function-review
#1
Yoshio Fujitani
A small number of cells in the adult pancreas are endocrine cells. They are arranged in clusters called islets of Langerhans. The islets make insulin, glucagon, and other endocrine hormones, and release them into the blood circulation. These hormones help control the level of blood glucose. Therefore, a dysfunction of endocrine cells in the pancreas results in impaired glucose homeostasis, or diabetes mellitus. The pancreas is an organ that originates from the evaginations of pancreatic progenitor cells in the epithelium of the forgut endoderm...
April 14, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419933/planar-polarized-contractile-actomyosin-networks-in-dynamic-tissue-morphogenesis
#2
REVIEW
Daiki Umetsu, Erina Kuranaga
The complex shapes of animal bodies are constructed through a sequence of simple physical interactions of constituent cells. Mechanical forces generated by cellular activities, such as division, death, shape change and rearrangement, drive tissue morphogenesis. By confining assembly or disassembly of actomyosin networks within the three-dimensional space of the cell, cells can localize forces to induce tissue deformation. Tissue-scale morphogenesis emerges from a collective behavior of cells that coordinates the force generation in space and time...
April 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418814/ionizing-radiation-exposure-during-pregnancy-effects-on-postnatal-development-and-life
#3
Shayenthiran Sreetharan, Christopher Thome, Sujeenthar Tharmalingam, Devon E Jones, Adomas V Kulesza, Neelam Khaper, Simon J Lees, Joanna Y Wilson, Douglas R Boreham, T C Tai
Reliable human data on the effects of prenatal exposure to ionizing radiation are largely based on high-dose exposures. Exposure to low doses may produce effects that are not easily observable at birth, and may persist over the course of the offspring's postnatal life. This is important when considering fetal programing, a phenomenon characterized by changes in offspring phenotype due to a stress experienced in utero. In this review, we briefly summarize the known effects of both high- and low-dose exposure to ionizing radiation during pregnancy in humans...
April 18, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413217/lymphotoxin-signalling-in-tertiary-lymphoid-structures-and-immunotherapy
#4
REVIEW
Haidong Tang, Mingzhao Zhu, Jian Qiao, Yang-Xin Fu
Tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS) often develop at sites of persistent inflammation, including cancers and autoimmune diseases. In most cases, the presence of TLS correlates with active immune responses. Because of their proximity to pathological loci, TLS are an intriguing target for the manipulation of immune responses. For several years, it has become clear that lymphotoxin (LT) signalling plays critical roles in lymphoid tissue organogenesis and maintenance. In the current review, we will discuss the role of LT signalling in the development of TLS...
April 17, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412917/is-there-a-teratogenicity-risk-associated-with-cannabis-and-synthetic-cannabimimetics-spice-intake
#5
Laura Orsolini, Duccio Papanti, John Corkery, Maria Antonietta De Luca, Cristina Cadoni, Gaetano Di Chiara, Fabrizio Schifano
BACKGROUND: Substance use, including cannabis, has been documented amongst women both in the pre-conception period and during pregnancy, particularly during the 1st trimester, which is clearly the most critical period in the organogenesis. The recent emergence on the drug market of synthetic cannabimimetics/SC ('spice') may represent a new challenge for clinicians. OBJECTIVE: A literature overview on the teratogenicity profile of both cannabis and synthetic cannabimimetics was here carried out...
April 13, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407097/mircat2-accurate-prediction-of-plant-and-animal-micrornas-from-next-generation-sequencing-datasets
#6
Claudia Paicu, Irina Mohorianu, Matthew Stocks, Ping Xu, Aurore Coince, Martina Billmeier, Tamas Dalmay, Vincent Moulton, Simon Moxon
Motivation: MicroRNAs are a class of _21-22 nucleotide small RNAs which are excised from a stable hairpin-like secondary structure. They have important gene regulatory functions and are involved in many pathways including developmental timing, organogenesis and development in eukaryotes. There are several computational tools for miRNA detection from next-generation sequencing (NGS) datasets. However, many of these tools suffer from high false positive and false negative rates. Here we present a novel miRNA prediction algorithm, miRCat2...
April 12, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405749/the-anterior-commissure-of-the-human-larynx-revisited
#7
Jean Michel Prades, M Peoc'h, C Petcu, A Karkas, J M Dumollard, M Gavid
BACKGROUND: The anterior commissure (AC) of the human larynx is usually understood as an area of the glottis anteriorly situated between the two vocal folds inserting to the thyroid cartilage (TC). The pattern of spread of AC carcinoma could hypothesize that AC could include other structures of the ventral larynx as developmental anatomy could demonstrate. METHODS: Ten adult larynx specimens from donation program cadavers and 15 selected fetal specimens (from 11 to 34 weeks of amenorrhoea) were studied using microdissection and histological serial sections stained with hematoxylin-eosin and reticuline...
April 12, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403182/functional-analysis-of-the-gmesr1-gene-associated-with-soybean-regeneration
#8
Chao Zhang, Xiaodong Wu, Binbin Zhang, Qingshan Chen, Ming Liu, Dawei Xin, Zhaoming Qi, Sinan Li, Yanlong Ma, Lingshuang Wang, Yangmei Jin, Wenbin Li, Xiaoxia Wu, An-Yu Su
Plant regeneration can occur via in vitro tissue culture through somatic embryogenesis or de novo shoot organogenesis. Transformation of soybean (Glycine max) is difficult, hence optimization of the transformation system for soybean regeneration is required. This study investigated ENHANCER OF SHOOT REGENERATION 1 (GmESR1), a soybean transcription factor that targets regeneration-associated genes. Sequence analysis showed that GmESR1 contained a conserved 57 amino acid APETALA 2 (AP2)/ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR (ERF) DNA-binding domain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401685/characterization-of-new-bone-morphogenetic-protein-bmp-2-regulatory-alleles
#9
Tapan A Shah, Youhua Zhu, Nadia N Shaikh, Marie A Harris, Stephen E Harris, Melissa B Rogers
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2, HGNC:1069, GeneID: 650) is a classical morphogen; a molecule that acts at a distance and whose concentration influences cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Key events requiring precise Bmp2 regulation include heart specification and morphogenesis and neural development. In mesenchymal cells, the concentration of BMP2 influences myogenesis, adipogenesis, chondrogenesis, and osteogenesis. Because the amount, timing, and location of BMP2 synthesis influence pattern formation and organogenesis, the mechanisms that regulate Bmp2 are crucial...
April 12, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401306/toolbox-in-a-tadpole-xenopus-for-kidney-research
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REVIEW
Maike Getwan, Soeren S Lienkamp
Xenopus is a versatile model organism increasingly used to study organogenesis and genetic diseases. The rapid embryonic development, targeted injections, loss- and gain-of-function experiments and an increasing supply of tools for functional in vivo analysis are unique advantages of the Xenopus system. Here, we review the vast array of methods available that have facilitated its transition into a translational model. We will focus primarily on how these methods have been employed in the study of kidney development, renal function and kidney disease...
April 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400434/prostate-organogenesis-tissue-induction-hormonal-regulation-and-cell-type-specification
#11
REVIEW
Roxanne Toivanen, Michael M Shen
Prostate organogenesis is a complex process that is primarily mediated by the presence of androgens and subsequent mesenchyme-epithelial interactions. The investigation of prostate development is partly driven by its potential relevance to prostate cancer, in particular the apparent re-awakening of key developmental programs that occur during tumorigenesis. However, our current knowledge of the mechanisms that drive prostate organogenesis is far from complete. Here, we provide a comprehensive overview of prostate development, focusing on recent findings regarding sexual dimorphism, bud induction, branching morphogenesis and cellular differentiation...
April 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396676/a-conserved-potential-development-framework-applies-to-shoots-of-legume-species-with-contrasting-morphogenetic-strategies
#12
Lucas Faverjon, Abraham J Escobar-Gutiérrez, Isabelle Litrico, Gaëtan Louarn
A great variety of legume species are used for forage production and grown in multi-species grasslands. Despite their close phylogenetic relationship, they display a broad range of morphologies that markedly affect their competitive abilities and persistence in mixtures. Little is yet known about the component traits that control the deployment of plant architecture in most of these species. During the present study, we compared the patterns of shoot organogenesis and shoot organ growth in contrasting forage species belonging to the four morphogenetic groups previously identified in herbaceous legumes (i...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393160/dielectric-spectroscopy-platform-to-measure-mcf10a-epithelial-cell-aggregation-as-a-model-for-spheroidal-cell-cluster-analysis
#13
K L Heileman, M Tabrizian
3-Dimensional cell cultures are more representative of the native environment than traditional cell cultures on flat substrates. As a result, 3-dimensional cell cultures have emerged as a very valuable model environment to study tumorigenesis, organogenesis and tissue regeneration. Many of these models encompass the formation of cell aggregates, which mimic the architecture of tumor and organ tissue. Dielectric impedance spectroscopy is a non-invasive, label free and real time technique, overcoming the drawbacks of established techniques to monitor cell aggregates...
April 10, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392475/a-familial-case-of-severe-infantile-nephronophthisis-explained-by-oligogenic-inheritance
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Valentin Penchev, Anelia Boueva, Kunka Kamenarova, Dimitar Roussinov, Reni Tzveova, Mariya Ivanova, Violeta Dimitrova, Ivo Kremensky, Vanio Mitev, Radka Kaneva, Olga Beltcheva
Renal cysts are common malformation during the prenatal and postnatal period and frequent cause of chronic kidney or ESRD. More than 70 genes have been shown to play role in their pathology. Part of them are responsible for the structure and function of the cilia, which assigns a large proportion of the renal cystic diseases in the ciliopathies. Another group of genes responsible for cystic kidneys encodes transcription factors with crucial role during organogenesis. We describe here a systematic approach for identifying the genetic cause(s) of an unusually severe form of renal cystic disease in a family with multiple affected siblings...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392344/after-skin-wounding-noncoding-dsrna-coordinates-prostaglandins-and-wnts-to-promote-regeneration
#15
Amadeus S Zhu, Ang Li, Tabetha S Ratliff, Martha Melsom, Luis A Garza
In a rare example akin to organogenesis in adult mammals, large wounds in mice lead to de novo morphogenesis of hair follicles. It is still not fully clear what controls this process, known as Wound Induced Hair Neogenesis (WIHN). In other tissues, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is an important effector of regeneration and has been shown to stimulate the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway, which in turn is known to control WIHN. Previously, our group has demonstrated that noncoding dsRNA released during wounding is both necessary and sufficient to stimulate WIHN through TLR3...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391480/plant-regeneration-from-cell-suspension-culture-in-saccharum-officinarum-l-and-ascertaining-of-genetic-fidelity-through-rapd-and-issr-markers
#16
Avinash S Thorat, Nishant A Sonone, Vrushali V Choudhari, Rachayya M Devarumath, K Harinath Babu
The aim of this study was to produce sugarcane plantlets from cell suspension culture and study its genetic fidelity using molecular markers. The study was carried out using sugarcane varieties Co 86032 and Q117. Callus cultures of both the varieties were optimized using six different callus induction media. After screening the growth response of callus on six different callus induction media, it was observed that medium no. VI supplemented with 500 mg l(-1) of each PVP, Casein hydrolysate and MES buffer showed high amounts of callus in Co 86032 (79...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385590/characterization-and-expression-pattern-of-a-novel-frizzled-8-receptor-gene-in-schistosoma-japonicum
#17
Jingxiu Xu, Xingang Feng, Yingying Jia, Yang Hong, Hao Li, Ke Lu, Jiaojiao Lin, Chunxiu Yuan, Mingxin Song
Wnt signaling as mediated by the Frizzled family receptors plays a vital role in the early development of animal embryos, organ formation, tissue regeneration and other physiological processes. In the present study, a novel Frizzled member, SjFz8, was isolated and characterized in Schistosoma japonicum. SjFz8 encodes an 1162-amino-acid protein with typical characteristics of Frizzled proteins. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis indicated that SjFz8 transcript level was highest in 7-day-old schistosomula...
April 3, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378380/re-evaluation-of-insect-melanogenesis-research-views-from-the-dark-side
#18
REVIEW
Miranda M A Whitten, Christopher J Coates
Melanins (eumelanin and pheomelanin) are synthesised in insects for several purposes including cuticle sclerotisation and color patterning, clot formation, organogenesis and innate immunity. Traditional views of insect immunity detail the storage of pro-phenoloxidases inside specialized blood cells (hemocytes) and their release upon recognition of foreign bodies. Activated phenoloxidases convert monophenols into reactive quinones in a two-step enzymatic reaction, and until recently, the mechanism of tyrosine hydroxylation remained a mystery...
April 4, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372944/histone-demethylases-kdm6ba-and-kdm6bb-redundantly-promote-cardiomyocyte-proliferation-during-zebrafish-heart-ventricle-maturation
#19
Alexander A Akerberg, Astra Henner, Scott Stewart, Kryn Stankunas
Trimethylation of lysine 27 on histone 3 (H3K27me3) by the Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) contributes to localized and inherited transcriptional repression. Kdm6b (Jmjd3) is a H3K27me3 demethylase that can relieve repression-associated H3K27me3 marks, thereby supporting activation of previously silenced genes. Kdm6b is proposed to contribute to early developmental cell fate specification, cardiovascular differentiation, and/or later steps of organogenesis, including endochondral bone formation and lung development...
March 31, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372636/concerted-action-of-neuroepithelial-basal-shrinkage-and-active-epithelial-migration-ensures-efficient-optic-cup-morphogenesis
#20
Jaydeep Sidhaye, Caren Norden
Organ formation is a multi-scale event that involves changes at the intracellular, cellular and tissue level. Organogenesis often starts with the formation of characteristically shaped organ precursors. However, the cellular mechanisms driving organ precursor formation are often not clear. Here, using zebrafish, we investigate the epithelial rearrangements responsible for the development of the hemispherical retinal neuroepithelium (RNE), a part of the optic cup. We show that in addition to basal shrinkage of RNE cells, active migration of connected epithelial cells into the RNE is a crucial player in its formation...
April 4, 2017: ELife
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