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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333753/comparative-performance-of-different-scale-down-simulators-of-substrate-gradients-in-penicillium-chrysogenum-cultures-the-need-of-a-biological-systems-response-analysis
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Guan Wang, Junfei Zhao, Cees Haringa, Wenjun Tang, Jianye Xia, Ju Chu, Yingping Zhuang, Siliang Zhang, Amit T Deshmukh, Walter van Gulik, Joseph J Heijnen, Henk J Noorman
In a 54 m3 large-scale penicillin fermentor, the cells experience substrate gradient cycles at the timescales of global mixing time about 20-40 s. Here, we used an intermittent feeding regime (IFR) and a two-compartment reactor (TCR) to mimic these substrate gradients at laboratory-scale continuous cultures. The IFR was applied to simulate substrate dynamics experienced by the cells at full scale at timescales of tens of seconds to minutes (30 s, 3 min and 6 min), while the TCR was designed to simulate substrate gradients at an applied mean residence time (τc) of 6 min...
January 15, 2018: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332935/novel-treatment-strategies-for-chronic-kidney-disease-insights-from-the-animal-kingdom
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REVIEW
Peter Stenvinkel, Johanna Painer, Makoto Kuro-O, Miguel Lanaspa, Walter Arnold, Thomas Ruf, Paul G Shiels, Richard J Johnson
Many of the >2 million animal species that inhabit Earth have developed survival mechanisms that aid in the prevention of obesity, kidney disease, starvation, dehydration and vascular ageing; however, some animals remain susceptible to these complications. Domestic and captive wild felids, for example, show susceptibility to chronic kidney disease (CKD), potentially linked to the high protein intake of these animals. By contrast, naked mole rats are a model of longevity and are protected from extreme environmental conditions through mechanisms that provide resistance to oxidative stress...
January 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331075/an-examination-of-the-clinical-outcomes-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-broad-autism-spectrum-traits-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-anorexia-nervosa-a-multi-centre-study
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Bruno Palazzo Nazar, Vanessa Peynenburg, Charlotte Rhind, Rebecca Hibbs, Ulrike Schmidt, Simon Gowers, Pamela Macdonald, Elizabeth Goddard, Gillian Todd, Nadia Micali, Janet Treasure
OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical outcomes of adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa (AN) comorbid with broad autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ASD traits. METHOD: The developmental and well-being assessment and social aptitude scale were used to categorize adolescents and young adults with AN (N = 149) into those with ASD traits (N = 23), and those who also fulfilled diagnostic criteria for a possible/probable ASD (N = 6). We compared both eating disorders specific measures and broader outcome measures at intake and 12 months follow-up...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331071/hepatic-ppar%C3%AE-function-is-controlled-by-polyubiquitination-and-proteasome-mediated-degradation-via-the-coordinated-actions-of-paqr3-and-huwe1
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Zilong Zhao, Daqian Xu, Zheng Wang, Lin Wang, Ruomei Han, Zhenzhen Wang, Lujian Liao, Yan Chen
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) is a key transcriptional factor that regulates hepatic lipid catabolism by stimulating fatty acid oxidation and ketogenesis in an adaptive response to nutrient starvation. However, how PPARα is regulated by post-translational modification is poorly understood. Here, we identified that PAQR3 promotes PPARα ubiquitination through the E3 ubiquitin ligase HUWE1, thereby negatively modulating PPARα functions both in vitro and in vivo. Adenovirus-mediated Paqr3 knockdown and liver-specific deletion of the Paqr3 gene reduced hepatic triglyceride levels while increasing fatty acid oxidation and ketogenesis upon fasting...
January 13, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330317/trna-production-links-nutrient-conditions-to-the-onset-of-sexual-differentiation-through-the-torc1-pathway
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Yoko Otsubo, Tomohiko Matsuo, Akiko Nishimura, Masayuki Yamamoto, Akira Yamashita
Target of rapamycin (TOR) kinase controls cell growth and metabolism in response to nutrient availability. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, TOR complex 1 (TORC1) promotes vegetative growth and inhibits sexual differentiation in the presence of ample nutrients. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of mutants with similar phenotypes as TORC1 mutants, in that they initiate sexual differentiation even in nutrient-rich conditions. In most mutants identified, TORC1 activity is downregulated and the mutated genes are involved in tRNA expression or modification...
January 12, 2018: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329539/state-dependent-domicile-leaving-rates-in-anopheles-gambiae
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Simon P W Zappia, Alex M Chubaty, Bernard D Roitberg
BACKGROUND: Transmission of Plasmodium greatly depends on the foraging behaviour of its mosquito vector (Anopheles spp.). The accessibility of blood hosts and availability of plant sugar (i.e., nectar) sources, together with mosquito energy state, have been shown to modulate blood feeding (and thus biting rates) of anopheline mosquitoes. In this study, the influence of mosquito starvation status and availability of nectar on the decision of female Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes to leave a bed net-protected blood host was examined...
January 12, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329327/selection-of-housekeeping-genes-and-demonstration-of-rnai-in-cotton-leafhopper-amrasca-biguttula-biguttula-ishida
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Satnam Singh, Mridula Gupta, Suneet Pandher, Gurmeet Kaur, Pankaj Rathore, Subba Reddy Palli
Amrasca biguttula biguttula (Ishida) commonly known as cotton leafhopper is a severe pest of cotton and okra. Not much is known on this insect at molecular level due to lack of genomic and transcriptomic data. To prepare for functional genomic studies in this insect, we evaluated 15 common housekeeping genes (Tub, B-Tub, EF alpha, GADPH, UbiCF, RP13, Ubiq, G3PD, VATPase, Actin, 18s, 28s, TATA, ETF, SOD and Cytolytic actin) during different developmental stages and under starvation stress. We selected early (1st and 2nd), late (3rd and 4th) stage nymphs and adults for identification of stable housekeeping genes using geNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper and RefFinder software...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329320/atypical-e2f-functions-are-critical-for-pancreas-polyploidization
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Ramadhan B Matondo, Eva Moreno, Mathilda J M Toussaint, Peter C J Tooten, Saskia C van Essen, Elsbeth A van Liere, Sameh A Youssef, Laura Bongiovanni, Alain de Bruin
The presence of polyploid cells in the endocrine and exocrine pancreas has been reported for four decades. In rodents, pancreatic polyploidization is initiated after weaning and the number of polyploid cells increases with age. Surprisingly the molecular regulators and biological functions of polyploidization in the pancreas are still unknown. We discovered that atypical E2f activity is essential for polyploidization in the pancreas, using an inducible Cre/LoxP approach in new-born mice to delete ubiquitously the atypical E2f transcription factors, E2f7 and E2f8...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328069/inhibition-of-muc1-biosynthesis-via-threonyl-trna-synthetase-suppresses-pancreatic-cancer-cell-migration
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Seung Jae Jeong, Jong Hyun Kim, Beom Jin Lim, Ina Yoon, Ji-Ae Song, Hee-Sun Moon, Doyeun Kim, Dong Ki Lee, Sunghoon Kim
Mucin1 (MUC1), a heterodimeric oncoprotein, containing tandem repeat structures with a high proportion of threonine, is aberrantly overexpressed in many human cancers including pancreatic cancer. Since the overall survival rate of pancreatic cancer patients has remained low for several decades, novel therapeutic approaches are highly needed. Intestinal mucin has been known to be affected by dietary threonine supply since de novo synthesis of mucin proteins is sensitive to luminal threonine concentration. However, it is unknown whether biosynthesis of MUC1 is regulated by threonine in human cancers...
January 12, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326162/structural-basis-for-p-ppgpp-synthesis-by-the-staphylococcus-aureus-small-alarmone-synthetase-relp
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Melek Cemre Manav, Jelena Beljantseva, Martin Saxtorph Bojer, Tanel Tenson, Hanne Ingmer, Vasili Hauryliuk, Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen
The stringent response is a global reprogramming of bacterial physiology that renders cells more tolerant to antibiotics and induces virulence gene expression in pathogens in response to stress. This process is driven by accumulation of the intracellular alarmone guanosine-5'-di(tri)phosphate-3'-diphosphate ([p]ppGpp), which is produced by enzymes of the RelA SpoT homologue (RSH) family. The Gram-positive Firmicute pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, encodes three RSH enzymes: a multi-domain RSH (Rel) that senses amino acid starvation on the ribosome and two small alarmone synthetase (SAS) enzymes, RelQ (SAS1) and RelP (SAS2)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322110/mixotrophic-transition-induced-lipid-productivity-in-chlorella-pyrenoidosa-under-stress-conditions-for-biodiesel-production
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Hari Prasad Ratnapuram, S S Vutukuru, Rajasri Yadavalli
Influence of mixotrophic mode and its transition to various trophic modes under stress conditions was assessed during two stage cultivation of Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Significant lipid productivity was triggered under low light intensity, glucose + bicarbonate supplementation and nitrogen starvation. The association between biomass and lipid productivity, fatty acid composition during mixotrophic transition was critically evaluated. Biomass in growth phase (GP) and stress phase (SP) was 6.14 g/l and 5.14 g/l, respectively, in mixotrophic mode...
January 2018: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321247/aberrant-regulation-of-autophagy-in-mammalian-diseases
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REVIEW
Wei Xie, Jun Zhou
Autophagy is a major cellular metabolic pathway that facilitates degradation of a subset of long-lived proteins and cytoplasmic organelles in eukaryotic cells. This pathway plays a vital role in preserving the cellular homeostasis of the cells themselves, in addition to maintaining the normal physiological state of cell renewal. Many stressors, such as starvation, ischaemia and oxidative stress can induce autophagy. In addition to its physiological roles, autophagy also occurs in a wide variety of pathological processes, including tumour progression, metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative and lung diseases...
January 2018: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318388/h-atpase-blockade-reduced-renal-gluconeogenesis-and-plasma-glucose-in-a-diabetic-rat-model
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Akihiro Tojo, Saaya Hatakeyama, Masaomi Nangaku, Toshihiko Ishimitsu
Vacuolar H+-adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) plays important roles in urinary acid excretion, vesicular acidification to activate enzymes, and the membrane recycling of transporters in the kidney. As acidosis stimulates renal gluconeogenesis, we investigated the effect of blockade of H+-ATPase on renal gluconeogenesis in diabetic rats. Diabetes mellitus was induced by a single injection of streptozotocin, and a group of DM rats was treated with bafilomycin B1 intraperitoneally for 8 days. In diabetic rats, the renal expression and activity of H+-ATPase were increased with elevated urinary ammonium excretion...
January 9, 2018: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317645/computational-modelling-of-meiotic-entry-and-commitment
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Tanvi Bhola, Orsolya Kapuy, P K Vinod
In response to developmental and environmental conditions, cells exit the mitotic cell cycle and enter the meiosis program to generate haploid gametes from diploid germ cells. Once cells decide to enter the meiosis program they become irreversibly committed to the completion of meiosis irrespective of the presence of cue signals. How meiotic entry and commitment occur due to the dynamics of the regulatory network is not well understood. Therefore, we constructed a mathematical model of the regulatory network that controls the transition from mitosis to meiosis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317496/a-functional-link-between-nad-homeostasis-and-n-terminal-protein-acetylation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Trevor Croft, Christol James Theoga Raj, Michelle Salemi, Brett S Phinney, Su-Ju Lin
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is an essential metabolite participating in cellular redox chemistry and signaling, and the complex regulation of NAD+ metabolism is not yet fully understood. To investigate this, we established a NAD+-intermediate specific reporter system to identify factors required for salvage of metabolically-linked nicotinamide (NAM) and nicotinic acid (NA). Mutants lacking components of the NatB complex, NAT3 and MDM20, appeared as hits in this screen. NatB is an Nα-terminal-acetyltransferase responsible for acetylation of the amino terminus of specific Met-retained peptides...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316629/increase-of-salt-tolerance-in-carbon-starved-cells-of-rhodopseudomonas-palustris-depending-on-photosynthesis-or-respiration
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Sawa Wasai, Nanako Kanno, Katsumi Matsuura, Shin Haruta
Bacteria in natural environments are frequently exposed to nutrient starvation and survive against environmental stresses under non-growing conditions. In order to determine the energetic influence on survivability during starvation, changes in salt tolerance were investigated using the purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris after carbon starvation under photosynthetic conditions in comparison with anaerobic and aerobic dark conditions. Tolerance to a treatment with high concentration of salt (2...
January 6, 2018: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316478/the-role-of-sulfides-in-stress-induced-changes-of-eh-in-escherichia-coli-cultures
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Alexey Tyulenev, Galina Smirnova, Nadezda Muzyka, Vadim Ushakov, Oleg Oktyabrsky
Real-time monitoring of the state of bacterial cultures is important in both experiment and biotechnology. Using Eh and sulfide sensors, we demonstrated that the abrupt reversible reduction in Eh (Eh jump), occurring during transition of E. coli from exponential growth to starvation and antibiotic-induced stresses, is the result of sulfide excretion from the cells. Changes in the potential of sensors had a two-phase mode. The potential reduced within 10-15min and returned within 10-30min. In the parental strain, maximum amplitudes of Eh jumps (ΔEh) were 25±2mV, 57±6mV and 36±7mV under isoleucine starvation, glucose depletion and ciprofloxacin exposure that corresponded to 43±3nM, 96±5nM and 140±1nM of sulfide, respectively...
January 3, 2018: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316207/pesticides-passive-dispersal-acaricide-and-starvation-induced-take-off-of-the-predatory-mite-neoseiulus-baraki
#18
Vaneska Barbosa Monteiro, Vanessa Farias Silva, Debora Barbosa Lima, Raul Narciso Carvalho Guedes, Manoel Guedes Correa Gondim
BACKGROUND: An understanding of the causes and consequences of dispersal is vital for managing populations. Environmental contaminants, such as pesticides, provide potential environmental context-dependent stimuli for dispersal of targeted and non-targeted species, which may occur not only for active but also for passive dispersal, although such a possibility is frequently neglected. Here, we assessed the potential of food deprivation and acaricides to interfere with the take-off for passive (wind) dispersal of the predatory mite Neoseiulus baraki...
January 8, 2018: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315378/assessing-the-effect-of-d-xylose-on-the-sugar-signaling-pathways-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-in-strains-engineered-for-xylose-transport-and-assimilation
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Karen O Osiro, Daniel P Brink, Celina Borgström, Lisa Wasserstrom, Magnus Carlquist, Marie F Gorwa-Grauslund
One of the challenges of establishing an industrially competitive process to ferment lignocellulose to value-added products using Saccharomyces cerevisiae is to get efficient mixed sugar fermentations. Despite successful metabolic engineering strategies, the xylose assimilation rates of recombinant S. cerevisiae remain significantly lower than for the preferred carbon source, glucose. Previously we established a panel of in vivo biosensor strains (TMB371X) where different promoters (HXT1/2/4p; SUC2p, CAT8p; TPS1p/2p, TEF4p) from the main sugar signaling pathways were coupled with the yEGFP3 gene, and observed that wild type S...
January 5, 2018: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314743/sensor-kinase-kinb-and-its-pathway-associated-key-factors-sense-the-signal-of-nutrition-starvation-in-sporulation-of-bacillus%C3%A2-subtilis
#20
Weipeng Liu, Zeying He, Feng Gao, Jinyuan Yan, Xiaowei Huang
Bacillus subtilis responds to environmental stress cues and develops endospores for survival. In the process of endospore formation, sporulation initiation is a vital stage and this stage is governed by autophosphorylation of the sensor histidine kinases. The second major sensor kinase KinB perceives the intracellular changes of GTP and ATP during sporulation. However, determination of the environmental signals as well as its related signaling pathway of KinB requires further elucidation. Our current study found that, contrary to the sporulation failure induced by ΔkinA in the nutrient-rich 2× SG medium, the sensor kinase KinB sensed the environmental cues in the nutrient-poor MM medium...
January 3, 2018: MicrobiologyOpen
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