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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817310/semaphorins-and-their-roles-in-airway-biology-potential-as-therapeutic-targets
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Hesam Movassagh, Forough Khadem, Abdelilah S Gounni
Semaphorins are a large family of proteins originally identified as axon guidance cues which play a crucial role in neural development. They are also ubiquitously expressed beyond the nervous system and contribute to regulation of essential cell functions such as cell migration, proliferation, and adhesion. Binding of semaphorins to their receptors, including plexins and neuropilins, triggers diverse signaling pathways which are involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases from cancer to autoimmune and allergic disorders...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816622/obtention-and-characterization-of-the-recombinant-simian-interleukin-15-in-escherichia-coli-for-the-preclinical-assessment-of-an-il-15-based-therapeutic-vaccine
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Yunier Rodríguez-Álvarez, Klaudia Martínez-Cordovez, Alexey Llopiz-Arzuaga, Yassel Ramos-Pérez, Vladimir Besada-Pérez, Dayana García-Lines, Alicia Santos-Savio
Recombinant simian IL-15 (siIL-15) was obtained for the preclinical assessment of an anti-human IL-15 vaccine. For this purpose, the cDNA from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of a Macaca fascicularis monkey was cloned into a pIL-2 vector. The siIL-15 was expressed in E. coli strain W3110 as an insoluble protein which accounted for 13% of the total cellular proteins. Inclusion bodies were solubilized in an 8 M urea solution, which was purified by ion exchange and reverse phase chromatography up to 92% purity...
August 17, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816007/fluorous-phase-directed-peptide-assembly-affords-nano-peptisomes-capable-of-ultrasound-triggered-cellular-delivery
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Scott H Medina, Megan S Michie, Stephen E Miller, Martin J Schnermann, Joel P Schneider
Here, we report the design, synthesis and efficacy of a new class of ultrasound (US)-sensitive self-assembled peptide-based nanoparticle. Peptisomes are prepared via templated assembly of a de novo designed peptide at the interface of fluorinated nanodroplets. Utilizing peptide assembly allows for facile particle synthesis, direct incorporation of bioactive sequences displayed from the particle corona, and the ability to easily encapsulate biologics during particle preparation using a mild solvent exchange procedure...
August 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815872/a-multimethod-computational-simulation-approach-for-investigating-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-dysfunction-in-degenerative-aging
#4
Timothy E Hoffman, Katherine J Barnett, Lyle Wallis, William H Hanneman
Research in biogerontology has largely focused on the complex relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and biological aging. In particular, the mitochondrial free radical theory of aging (MFRTA) has been well accepted. However, this theory has been challenged by recent studies showing minimal increases in reactive oxygen species (ROS) as not entirely deleterious in nature, and even beneficial under the appropriate cellular circumstances. To assess these significant and nonintuitive observations in the context of a functional system, we have taken an in silico approach to expand the focus of the MFRTA by including other key mitochondrial stress response pathways, as they have been observed in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans...
August 16, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815726/differential-expression-profile-analysis-of-lncrna-uca1%C3%AE-regulated-mrnas-in-bladder-cancer
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Yu Wang, Hong Zhang, Xu Li, Wei Chen
Urothelial carcinoma associated 1α (UCA1α) is a novel long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) that regulates bladder cancer proliferation, migration, and invasion. The target genes of UCA1α have, however, not been identified. To address this, a pCDNA3.1(+)-UCA1α over-expression vector was transfected into UM-UC-2 bladder cancer cells. Genes differentially expressed between pCDNA3.1(+)-UCA1α and pCDNA3.1(+) transfected cell were then detected by microarray and bioinformatics analysis. A total of seventy-one differentially expressed genes were identified, including fifty-two up-regulated genes and nineteen down-regulated genes...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815417/cellular-interactome-analysis-of-vaccinia-virus-k7-protein-identifies-three-transport-machineries-as-binding-partners-for-k7
#6
Ye Li, Youyang Ke, Leiliang Zhang
Identification of viral-host interacting proteins will contribute to understanding of how poxvirus exploits the host cellular machinery. The vaccinia virus gene K7R encodes a conserved protein K7 in most orthopoxviruses. To gain insight into the biology of K7, we investigated the cellular interactome of K7 by GST pulldown coupled with mass spectrometry. The top categories of identified proteins contained components of trafficking machineries. We selected key components of three transport machineries including coatomer, retromer, and CHEVI to further confirm their binding abilities to K7...
August 16, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814603/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-the-high-affinity-igg-receptor-fc%C3%AE-ri-reduce-immune-complex-binding-and-downstream-effector-functions
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Arianne M Brandsma, Toine Ten Broeke, Evelien van Dueren den Hollander, Thomas G Caniels, Tineke Kardol-Hoefnagel, Jürgen Kuball, Jeanette H W Leusen
Binding of IgG Abs to FcγRs on immune cells induces FcγR cross-linking that leads to cellular effector functions, such as phagocytosis, Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity, and cytokine release. However, polymorphisms in low affinity FcγRs have been associated with altered avidity toward IgG, thereby substantially impacting clinical outcomes of multimodular therapy when targeting cancer or autoimmune diseases with mAbs as well as the frequency and severity of autoimmune diseases. In this context, we investigated the consequences of three nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for the high affinity receptor for IgG, FcγRI...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814236/neuroglial-cell-cryopreservation-in-appropriate-inductive-conditions
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Rosa M Gomez, Maria Andrea Dominguez-Sanchez, Magdy M Sanchez, George E Barreto
An ability to store cells (if they cannot be used fresh) reduces cell wastage, thereby increasing the supply of transplantable material. Cell storage is also valuable in scientific research, allowing material to be archived and experiments to be repeated from the same tissue source and facilitating research collaboration by allowing stored samples to be distributed. Cryopreservation is currently considered the most promising and successful, long-term biological conservation method. Its use has led to optimizing survival, improving protocols and stem cell and neuroglia viability, thereby assuring its future use in neuroregeneration and restoration regarding cell therapy...
August 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813500/telomere-biology-and-telomerase-mutations-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Flávia S Donaires, Natália F Scatena, Raquel M Alves-Paiva, Joshua D Podlevsky, Dhenugen Logeswaran, Barbara A Santana, Andreza C Teixeira, Julian J-L Chen, Rodrigo T Calado, Ana L C Martinelli
Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at linear chromosome termini, protecting chromosomes against end-to-end fusion and damage, providing chromosomal stability. Telomeres shorten with mitotic cellular division, but are maintained in cells with high proliferative capacity by telomerase. Loss-of-function mutations in telomere-maintenance genes are genetic risk factors for cirrhosis development in humans and murine models. Telomerase deficiency provokes accelerated telomere shortening and dysfunction, facilitating genomic instability and oncogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813466/comprehensive-comparison-of-neonate-and-adult-human-platelet-transcriptomes
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Eva Caparrós-Pérez, Raúl Teruel-Montoya, Mª José López-Andreo, Mª Carmen Llanos, José Rivera, Verónica Palma-Barqueros, Jose E Blanco, Vicente Vicente, Constantino Martínez, Francisca Ferrer-Marín
Understanding the underlying mechanisms of the well-substantiated platelet hyporeactivity in neonates is of interest given their implications for the clinical management of newborns, a population at higher bleeding risk than adults (especially sick and preterm infants), as well as for gaining insight into the regulatory mechanisms of platelet biology. Transcriptome analysis is useful in identifying mRNA signatures affecting platelet function. However, human fetal/neonatal platelet transcriptome analysis has never before been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813178/centriole-biogenesis-from-identifying-the-characters-to-understanding-the-plot
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Niccolò Banterle, Pierre Gönczy
The centriole is a beautiful microtubule-based organelle that is critical for the proper execution of many fundamental cellular processes, including polarity, motility, and division. Centriole biogenesis, the making of this miniature architectural wonder, has emerged as an exemplary model to dissect the mechanisms governing the assembly of a eukaryotic organelle. Centriole biogenesis relies on a set of core proteins whose contributions to the assembly process have begun to be elucidated. Here, we review current knowledge regarding the mechanisms by which these core characters function in an orderly fashion to assemble the centriole...
August 16, 2017: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813177/how-single-cell-genomics-is-changing-evolutionary-and-developmental-biology
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John C Marioni, Detlev Arendt
The recent flood of single-cell data not only boosts our knowledge of cells and cell types, but also provides new insight into development and evolution from a cellular perspective. For example, assaying the genomes of multiple cells during development reveals developmental lineage trees-the kinship lineage-whereas cellular transcriptomes inform us about the regulatory state of cells and their gradual restriction in potency-the Waddington lineage. Beyond that, the comparison of single-cell data across species allows evolutionary changes to be tracked at all stages of development from the zygote, via different kinds of stem cells, to the differentiating cells...
August 16, 2017: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812332/live-cell-imaging-using-photoswitchable-diarylethene-doped-fluorescent-polymer-dots
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Yasuko Osakada, Tuyoshi Fukaminato, Yuma Ichinose, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Yoshie Harada, Tetsuro Majima
Fluorescence photoswitching using nanomaterials has recently emerged as a promising approach for the imaging of biological targets. However, despite intensive research efforts during the last decade, practical microscopy of biological targets using photoswitchable nanoparticles in real time remains challenging. To address this problem, we have developed live macrophage cell imaging and single particle imaging methods, using photoswitchable fluorescent diarylethene-doped polymer nanoparticles (P-dots) under Xe lamp irradiation...
August 15, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812213/heterogeneity-in-the-beta-cell-population-a-guided-search-into-its-significance-in-pancreas-and-in-implants
#14
REVIEW
Daniel Pipeleers, Ines De Mesmaeker, Thomas Robert, Freya Van Hulle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intercellular differences in function have since long been noticed in the pancreatic beta-cell population. Heterogeneity in cellular glucose responsiveness is considered of physiological and pathological relevance. The present review updates evidence for the physiologic significance of beta-cell heterogeneity in the pancreas. It also briefly discusses what this role would imply for beta-cell implants in diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past 3 years, functionally different beta cells have been related to mechanisms that may underlie their heterogeneity in the pancreas, such as the stage in their life cycle and the degree of their clustering to islets with varying vascularization...
August 15, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812179/a-hybrid-co-culture-model-with-endothelial-cells-designed-for-the-hepatic-tissue-engineering
#15
Xiaoning Yang, Xin Wang, Xiaobo Huang, Ruiqiang Hang, Xiangyu Zhang, Bin Tang
The cultured hepatic cells in vitro are prone to losing their characteristic morphologies and biological functions. To avoid this problem, a hybrid co-culture system was proposed to elucidate the effect of cellular communication on the phenotype of hepatic cells. A monolayer of endothelial cells (ECs) was co-cultured on the surface of a three-dimensional (3D) scaffold embedded with HepG2 cells. In this hybrid co-culture system, the growth of encapsulated hepatic cells is barely influenced by the co-cultured ECs...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812143/serotonin-in-psychiatry-in-vitro-disease-modeling-using-patient-derived-neurons
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REVIEW
Krishna C Vadodaria, Shani Stern, Maria C Marchetto, Fred H Gage
Several lines of evidence implicate serotonin in the etiology of multiple psychiatric disorders, especially mood disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). Much of our current understanding of biological mechanisms underlying serotonergic alterations in mood disorders comes from animal studies. Innovation in induced pluripotent stem cell and transdifferentiation technologies for deriving neurons from adult humans has enabled the study of disease-relevant cellular phenotypes in vitro...
August 15, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811974/ex-vivo-assessment-of-drug-response-on-breast-cancer-primary-tissue-with-preserved-microenvironments
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Manuele G Muraro, Simone Muenst, Valentina Mele, Luca Quagliata, Giandomenica Iezzi, Alexandar Tzankov, Walter P Weber, Giulio C Spagnoli, Savas D Soysal
Interaction between cancerous, non-transformed cells, and non-cellular components within the tumor microenvironment plays a key role in response to treatment. However, short-term culture or xenotransplantation of cancer specimens in immunodeficient animals results in dramatic modifications of the tumor microenvironment, thus preventing reliable assessment of compounds or biologicals of potential therapeutic relevance. We used a perfusion-based bioreactor developed for tissue engineering purposes to successfully maintain the tumor microenvironment of freshly excised breast cancer tissue obtained from 27 breast cancer patients and used this platform to test the therapeutic effect of antiestrogens as well as checkpoint-inhibitors on the cancer cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811863/long-noncoding-rnas-and-rna-binding-proteins-in-oxidative-stress-cellular-senescence-and-age-related-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Chongtae Kim, Donghee Kang, Eun Kyung Lee, Jae-Seon Lee
Cellular senescence is a complex biological process that leads to irreversible cell-cycle arrest. Various extrinsic and intrinsic insults are associated with the onset of cellular senescence and frequently accompany genomic or epigenomic alterations. Cellular senescence is believed to contribute to tumor suppression, immune response, and tissue repair as well as aging and age-related diseases. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are >200 nucleotides long, poorly conserved, and transcribed in a manner similar to that of mRNAs...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811661/myst2-kat7-histone-acetyltransferase-interaction-proteomics-reveals-tumour-suppressor-niam-as-a-novel-binding-partner-in-embryonic-stem-cells
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Mercedes Pardo, Lu Yu, Shihpei Shen, Peri Tate, Daniel Bode, Blake L Letney, Dawn E Quelle, William Skarnes, Jyoti S Choudhary
MYST histone acetyltransferases have crucial functions in transcription, replication and DNA repair and are hence implicated in development and cancer. Here we characterise Myst2/Kat7/Hbo1 protein interactions in mouse embryonic stem cells by affinity purification coupled to mass spectrometry. This study confirms that in embryonic stem cells Myst2 is part of H3 and H4 histone acetylation complexes similar to those described in somatic cells. We identify a novel Myst2-associated protein, the tumour suppressor protein Niam (Nuclear Interactor of ARF and Mdm2)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811610/antibiotic-induced-release-of-small-extracellular-vesicles-exosomes-with-surface-associated-dna
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Andrea Németh, Norbert Orgovan, Barbara W Sódar, Xabier Osteikoetxea, Krisztina Pálóczi, Katalin É Szabó-Taylor, Krisztina V Vukman, Ágnes Kittel, Lilla Turiák, Zoltán Wiener, Sára Tóth, László Drahos, Károly Vékey, Robert Horvath, Edit I Buzás
Recently, biological roles of extracellular vesicles (which include among others exosomes, microvesicles and apoptotic bodies) have attracted substantial attention in various fields of biomedicine. Here we investigated the impact of sustained exposure of cells to the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin on the released extracellular vesicles. Ciprofloxacin is widely used in humans against bacterial infections as well as in cell cultures against Mycoplasma contamination. However, ciprofloxacin is an inducer of oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction of mammalian cells...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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