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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817611/the-directed-migration-of-gonadal-distal-tip-cells-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-requires-ngat-1-a-%C3%A3-1-4-n-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-enzyme
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Joseph Veyhl, Robert J Dunn, Wendy L Johnston, Alexa Bennett, Lijia W Zhang, James W Dennis, Harry Schachter, Joseph G Culotti
Glycoproteins such as growth factor receptors and extracellular matrix have well-known functions in development and cancer progression, however, the glycans at sites of modification are often heterogeneous molecular populations which makes their functional characterization challenging. Here we provide evidence for a specific, discrete, well-defined glycan modification and regulation of a stage-specific cell migration in Caenorhabditis elegans. We show that a chain-terminating, putative null mutation in the gene encoding a predicted β1,4-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase, named ngat-1, causes a maternally rescued temperature sensitive (ts) defect in the second phase of the three phase migration pattern of the posterior, but not the anterior, hermaphrodite Distal Tip Cell (DTC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813152/coherent-exciton-delocalization-in-a-two-state-dna-templated-dye-aggregate-system
#2
Brittany L Cannon, Donald L Kellis, Lance Kenneth Patten, Paul H Davis, Jeunghoon Lee, Elton Graugnard, Bernard Yurke, William B Knowlton
Coherent exciton delocalization in dye aggregate systems gives rise to a variety of intriguing optical phenomena, including J- and H-aggregate behavior and Davydov splitting. Systems that exhibit coherent exciton delocalization at room temperature are of interest for the development of artificial light-harvesting devices, colorimetric detection schemes, and quantum computers. Here, we report on a simple dye system templated by DNA that exhibits tunable optical properties. At low salt and DNA concentrations, a DNA duplex with two internally functionalized Cy5 dyes (i...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811312/myosin-ii-is-not-required-for-drosophila-tracheal-branch-elongation-and-cell-intercalation
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Amanda Ochoa-Espinosa, Stefan Harmansa, Emmanuel Caussinus, Markus Affolter
The Drosophila tracheal system consists of an interconnected network of monolayered epithelial tubes that ensures oxygen transport in the larval and adult body. During tracheal dorsal branch (DB) development, individual DBs elongate as a cluster of cells, led by tip cells at the front and trailing cells in the rear. Branch elongation is accompanied by extensive cell intercalation and cell lengthening of the trailing stalk cells. Although cell intercalation is governed by Myosin II (MyoII)-dependent forces during tissue elongation in the Drosophila embryo that lead to germ-band extension, it remained unclear whether MyoII plays a similar active role during tracheal branch elongation and intercalation...
August 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805810/trf2-binds-branched-dna-to-safeguard-telomere-integrity
#4
Isabelle Schmutz, Leonid Timashev, Wei Xie, Dinshaw J Patel, Titia de Lange
Although t-loops protect telomeres, they are at risk of cleavage by Holliday junction (HJ) resolvases if branch migration converts the three-way t-loop junction into four-way HJs. T-loop cleavage is repressed by the TRF2 basic domain, which binds three- and four-way junctions and protects HJs in vitro. By replacing the basic domain with bacterial-protein domains binding three- and four-way junctions, we demonstrated the in vivo relevance of branched-DNA binding. Branched-DNA binding also repressed PARP1, presumably by masking the PARP1 site in the t-loop junction...
August 14, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805663/yap-taz-regulates-sprouting-angiogenesis-and-vascular-barrier-maturation
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Jongshin Kim, Yoo Hyung Kim, Jaeryung Kim, Do Young Park, Hosung Bae, Da-Hye Lee, Kyun Hoo Kim, Seon Pyo Hong, Seung Pil Jang, Yoshiaki Kubota, Young-Guen Kwon, Dae-Sik Lim, Gou Young Koh
Angiogenesis is a multistep process that requires coordinated migration, proliferation, and junction formation of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) to form new vessel branches in response to growth stimuli. Major intracellular signaling pathways that regulate angiogenesis have been well elucidated, but key transcriptional regulators that mediate these signaling pathways and control EC behaviors are only beginning to be understood. Here, we show that YAP/TAZ, a transcriptional coactivator that acts as an end effector of Hippo signaling, is critical for sprouting angiogenesis and vascular barrier formation and maturation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803936/slurp1-promotes-corneal-angiogenic-privilege-by-suppressing-nuclear-translocation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Sudha Swamynathan, Chelsea L Loughner, Shivalingappa K Swamynathan
Previously, we have reported that the Secreted Ly6/uPAR related protein-1 (SLURP1) serves an important immunomodulatory function in the ocular surface. Here, we examine the involvement of SLURP1 in regulating corneal angiogenic privilege. Slurp1 expression detected by QPCR, immunoblots and immunofluorescent stain, was significantly decreased in mouse corneas subjected to alkali burn-induced corneal neovascularization (CNV). Addition of exogenous SLURP1 (6XHis-tagged, E. coli expressed and partially purified using Ni-ion columns) significantly suppressed the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated human umbilical cord vascular endothelial cell (HUVEC) tube formation...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771008/dna-hydrogel-with-aptamer-toehold-based-recognition-cloaking-and-decloaking-of-circulating-tumor-cells-for-live-cell-analysis
#7
Ping Song, Dekai Ye, Xiaolei Zuo, Jiang Li, Jianbang Wang, Huajie Liu, Michael Taeyoung Hwang, Jie Chao, Shao Su, Lihua Wang, Jiye Shi, Lianhui Wang, Wei Huang, Ratnesh Lal, Chunhai Fan
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) contain molecular information of the primary tumor and can be used for predictive cancer diagnostics. Capturing rare live CTCs and their quantification in whole blood remain technically challenging. Here we report an aptamer-trigger clamped hybridization chain reaction (atcHCR) method for in-situ identification and subsequent cloaking/de-cloaking of CTCs by porous DNA hydrogels. These de-cloaked CTCs were then used for live cell analysis. In our design, a DNA staple strand with aptamer-toehold bi-blocks specifically recognizes epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) on the CTC surface that triggers subsequent atcHCR via toehold-initiated branch migration...
August 3, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757565/the-pharmaceutical-device-prisma-%C3%A2-skin-promotes-in-vitro-angiogenesis-through-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-during-skin-wound-healing
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Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Glycosaminoglycans are polysaccharides of the extracellular matrix supporting skin wound closure. Mesoglycan is a mixture of glycosaminoglycans such as chondroitin-, dermatan-, heparan-sulfate and heparin and is the main component of Prisma(®) Skin, a pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. Here, we show the in vitro effects of this device in the new vessels formation by endothelial cells, since angiogenesis represents a key moment in wound healing. We found a strong increase of migration and invasion rates of these cells treated with mesoglycan and Prisma(®) Skin which mediate the activation of the pathway triggered by CD44 receptor...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756303/four-pathways-of-cd1-antigen-presentation-to-t-cells
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D Branch Moody, Rachel N Cotton
CD1a, CD1b, CD1c and CD1d proteins migrate through distinct subcellular compartments of antigen presenting cells and so can be considered to take four separate pathways leading to display of lipid antigens to T cell receptors. This review discusses the intersection of CD1 trafficking and lipid antigen loading mechanisms in cells, highlighting key controversies relating to CD1 gene expression, size mismatches between antigens and CD1 binding clefts and unexpected mechanisms of T cell receptor-based recognition...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754163/choroid-plexus-cerebrospinal-fluid-route-for-monocyte-derived-macrophages-after-stroke
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Ruimin Ge, Daniel Tornero, Masao Hirota, Emanuela Monni, Cecilia Laterza, Olle Lindvall, Zaal Kokaia
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus (CP) supports the entry of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) to the central nervous system in animal models of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and Alzheimer's disease. Whether the CP is involved in the recruitment of MDMs to the injured brain after ischemic stroke is unknown. METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to focal cortical ischemia by permanent occlusion of the distal branch of the right middle cerebral artery...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752755/oil-repellent-antifogging-films-with-water-enabled-functional-and-structural-healing-ability
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Fuchang Xu, Xiang Li, Yang Li, Junqi Sun
Healable oil-repellent antifogging films are fabricated by layer-by-layer assembly of hyaluronic acid (HA) and branched poly(ethylenimine) (bPEI), followed by immersion in aqueous solutions of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid potassium salt (PFOS). The loading of PFOS endows the HA/bPEI films with oil repellency, while maintaining its original hydrophilicity. The resulting films have an excellent antifogging ability, and various organic liquids can easily slide down the slightly tilted films (<10°) without any residue...
July 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750820/low-temperature-plasma-induces-angiogenic-growth-factor-via-up-regulating-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Hui Song Cui, So Young Joo, Dae Hoon Lee, Joo Hyang Yu, Je Hoon Jeong, June-Bum Kim, Cheong Hoon Seo
Numerous studies on the application of low temperature plasma (LTP) have produced impressive results, including antimicrobial, antitumor, and wound healing effects. Although LTP research has branched out to include medical applications, the detailed effects and working mechanisms of LTP on wound healing have not been fully investigated. Here, we investigated the potential effect of inducing growth factor after exposure to LTP and demonstrated the increased expression of angiogenic growth factor mediated by LTP-induced HIF1α expression in primary cultured human dermal fibroblasts...
July 24, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736531/assessment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-glycobiomarkers-using-advanced-quantitative-n-glycoproteome-analysis
#13
Tianhua Liu, Shuxin Shang, Wei Li, Xue Qin, Lu Sun, Shu Zhang, Yinkun Liu
Hepatocelluar carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors with high incidence of metastasis. Glycosylation is involved in fundamental molecular and cell biology process occurring in cancer including metastasis formation. In this study, lectin microarray, lectin blotting, lectin affinity chromatography and tandem (18)O stable isotope labeling coupled with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer (LC-MS) analysis were applied to quantify the changes in N-glycosite occupancy for HCC metastasis serum...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733396/two-dimensional-gel-electrophoresis-of-dna-replication-intermediates-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Mar Sánchez, Francisco Antequera
Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis allows direct detection of DNA replication and recombination intermediates in preparations of total genomic DNA. This technique is widely used to identify replication origins in the yeast genome and is based on the different mobility in agarose gels of linear and branched DNA molecules depending on their mass and structure. During the first dimension, low-voltage and a low-percentage agarose gel favors separation of the molecules by their mass and minimizes the effect of their structure...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716920/vamp3-and-snap23-mediate-the-disturbed-flow-induced-endothelial-microrna-secretion-and-smooth-muscle-hyperplasia
#15
Juan-Juan Zhu, Yue-Feng Liu, Yun-Peng Zhang, Chuan-Rong Zhao, Wei-Juan Yao, Yi-Shuan Li, Kuei-Chun Wang, Tse-Shun Huang, Wei Pang, Xi-Fu Wang, Xian Wang, Shu Chien, Jing Zhou
Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) at arterial branches and curvatures experience disturbed blood flow and induce a quiescent-to-activated phenotypic transition of the adjacent smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and a subsequent smooth muscle hyperplasia. However, the mechanism underlying the flow pattern-specific initiation of EC-to-SMC signaling remains elusive. Our previous study demonstrated that endothelial microRNA-126-3p (miR-126-3p) acts as a key intercellular molecule to increase turnover of the recipient SMCs, and that its release is reduced by atheroprotective laminar shear (12 dynes/cm(2)) to ECs...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699302/runx3-inhibits-melanoma-cell-migration-through-regulation-of-cell-shape-change
#16
Xin Zhang, Linghui Wang, Xianlu Zeng, Takashi Fujita, Wenguang Liu
The transcription factor Runx3 is a known tumor suppressor gene, and its expression is frequently lost in melanoma. However, the potential contribution of the loss of Runx3 expression to melanoma development and progression remains unclear. In this in vitro study, we demonstrated that ectopic Runx3 re-expression in B16-F10 melanoma cells changed the cell shape from elongated and branched to spread and unbranched, which enhanced stress fiber formation, increased the number of mature and fibrillar focal adhesions, and up-regulated fibronectin expression...
July 12, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689484/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-as-a-bailout-procedure-for-acute-aortic-valve-regurgitation-during-endovascular-arch-repair
#17
Adrien Hertault, Rachel E Clough, Thomas Modine, Jean-Luc Auffray, Mohamad Koussa, Stéphan Haulon
PURPOSE: To report emergent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to treat acute severe aortic regurgitation caused by valve cusp dysfunction following proximal migration of an endograft implanted in the ascending aorta during endovascular arch repair. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old man had been previously treated with thoracic and fenestrated endografts in a 2-stage procedure for a chronic type B dissection. At 2-year follow-up, aneurysmal evolution of the distal arch led to development of a proximal type Ia endoleak...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687666/domain-specific-control-of-germ-cell-polarity-and-migration-by-multifunction-tre1-gpcr
#18
Michelle G LeBlanc, Ruth Lehmann
The migration of primordial germ cells (PGCs) from their place of origin to the embryonic gonad is an essential reproductive feature in many animal species. In Drosophila melanogaster, a single G protein-coupled receptor, Trapped in endoderm 1 (Tre1), mediates germ cell polarization at the onset of active migration and directs subsequent migration of PGCs through the midgut primordium. How these different aspects of cell behavior are coordinated through a single receptor is not known. We demonstrate that two highly conserved domains, the E/N/DRY and NPxxY motifs, have overlapping and unique functions in Tre1...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687665/mutation-of-the-%C3%AE-tubulin-tuba1a-leads-to-straighter-microtubules-and-perturbs-neuronal-migration
#19
Richard Belvindrah, Kathiresan Natarajan, Preety Shabajee, Elodie Bruel-Jungerman, Jennifer Bernard, Marie Goutierre, Imane Moutkine, Xavier H Jaglin, Mythili Savariradjane, Theano Irinopoulou, Jean-Christophe Poncer, Carsten Janke, Fiona Francis
Brain development involves extensive migration of neurons. Microtubules (MTs) are key cellular effectors of neuronal displacement that are assembled from α/β-tubulin heterodimers. Mutation of the α-tubulin isotype TUBA1A is associated with cortical malformations in humans. In this study, we provide detailed in vivo and in vitro analyses of Tuba1a mutants. In mice carrying a Tuba1a missense mutation (S140G), neurons accumulate, and glial cells are dispersed along the rostral migratory stream in postnatal and adult brains...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647853/are-podocytes-motile
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REVIEW
Nicole Endlich, Florian Siegerist, Karlhans Endlich
Podocytes, the postmitotic and highly branched epithelial cells of the glomerulus, play a pivotal role for the function of the glomerular filtration barrier and the development of chronic kidney disease. It has long been discussed whether podocytes in vivo are motile and can laterally migrate in a coordinated way along the capillaries until they reach the position of naked glomerular basement membrane often found in podocytopathies. Such motility would also be the prerequisite for the replacement of lost podocytes by progenitor cells...
August 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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