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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446879/the-mammalian-peptide-adrenomedullin-acts-as-a-growth-factor-in-tobacco-plants
#1
Rafael Peláez, María Niculcea, Alfredo Martínez
Growth factors are extracellular signals that regulate cell proliferation and total body mass. Some animal growth factors can work on plant tissues and vice versa. Here we show that the mammalian growth factor adrenomedullin (AM) induces growth in tobacco plants. Addition of synthetic AM resulted in a dose-dependent growth of tobacco calluses. Furthermore, AM transgenic plants showed enhanced survival and significant increases in stem diameter, plant height, leaf length, weight of all organs, and a reduction in the time to flowering when compared to plants transformed with the control vector...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445822/identification-of-the-inactivating-factors-and-mechanisms-exerted-on-ms2-coliphage-in-concentrated-synthetic-urine
#2
Wakana Oishi, Daisuke Sano, Loic Decrey, Syunsuke Kadoya, Tamar Kohn, Naoyuki Funamizu
Volume reduction (condensation) is a key for the practical usage of human urine as a fertilizer because it enables the saving of storage space and the reduction of transportation cost. However, concentrated urine may carry infectious disease risks resulting from human pathogens frequently present in excreta, though the survival of pathogens in concentrated urine is not well understood. In this study, the inactivation of MS2 coliphage, a surrogate for single-stranded RNA human enteric viruses, in concentrated synthetic urine was investigated...
April 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443619/programming-mrna-decay-to-modulate-synthetic-circuit-resource-allocation
#3
Ophelia S Venturelli, Mika Tei, Stefan Bauer, Leanne Jade G Chan, Christopher J Petzold, Adam P Arkin
Synthetic circuits embedded in host cells compete with cellular processes for limited intracellular resources. Here we show how funnelling of cellular resources, after global transcriptome degradation by the sequence-dependent endoribonuclease MazF, to a synthetic circuit can increase production. Target genes are protected from MazF activity by recoding the gene sequence to eliminate recognition sites, while preserving the amino acid sequence. The expression of a protected fluorescent reporter and flux of a high-value metabolite are significantly enhanced using this genome-scale control strategy...
April 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440207/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-cancer-progression-preventive-phytochemicals
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Soorya Parathodi Illam, Arunaksharan Narayanankutty, Shaji Edappilly Mathew, Remya Valsalakumari, Rosemol M Jacob, Achuthan Chathrattil Raghavamenon
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is the conversion of epithelial cells into mesenchymal phenotype generally observed during embryogenesis and wound healing as well as in malignant transformation. Several signaling pathways and transcription factors associated with EMT have been explored. Dietary phytochemicals are multi-targeted agents that interfere with these pathways, assume preventive potential against pathologic EMT. OBJECTIVE: Present review aims to provide a detailed description on the nature, characteristics of EMT in physiological and pathophysiological conditions and the scope of phytochemicals in its prevention...
April 24, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439866/mapping-protein-protein-interaction-using-high-throughput-yeast-2-hybrid
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Jessica Lopez, M Shahid Mukhtar
A tremendous asset to the analysis of protein-protein interactions is the yeast-2-hybrid (Y2H) method. The Y2H assay is a heterologous system that is expanding network biology knowledge via in vivo investigations of binary protein-protein interactions. Traditionally, the Y2H protocol entails the mating or co-transformation of yeast in solid agar media followed by visual analysis for diploid selection. Having played a key role in identifying protein-protein interactions for nearly three decades in a wide range of biological systems, the Y2H system assays the interaction between two proteins of interest which results in a reconstituted and/or activation of transcription factor allowing a reporter gene to be transcribed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439740/synthetic-cold-inducible-promoter-enhances-recombinant-protein-accumulation-during-agrobacterium-mediated-transient-expression-in-nicotiana-excelsior-at-chilling-temperatures
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I M Gerasymenko, Y V Sheludko
OBJECTIVES: To exploit cold-inducible biochemical processes beneficial for foreign mRNA transcription, translation and storage, as well as protein product stability, during Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression. RESULTS: The efficiency of three different 5'-regulatory sequences to achieve transient expression of the GFP-based reporter gene under chilling conditions (6-8 °C since the 3rd day post inoculation) was compared. We studied the upstream sequences of a cold-inducible Arabidopsis thaliana cor15a gene, the core element of 35S CaMV promoter fused to the TMV omega 5'-UTR, and the synthetic promoter including the 35S core sequence and two binding sites for cold-inducible CBF transcription factors (P_DRE::35S)...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431015/large-scale-collection-of-full-length-cdna-and-transcriptome-analysis-in-hevea-brasiliensis
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Yuko Makita, Kiaw Kiaw Ng, G Veera Singham, Mika Kawashima, Hideki Hirakawa, Shusei Sato, Ahmad Sofiman Othman, Minami Matsui
Natural rubber has unique physical properties that cannot be replaced by products from other latex-producing plants or petrochemically produced synthetic rubbers. Rubber from Hevea brasiliensis is the main commercial source for this natural rubber that has a cis-polyisoprene configuration. For sustainable production of enough rubber to meet demand elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the production of latex is vital. To this end, we firstly constructed rubber full-length cDNA libraries of RRIM 600 cultivar and sequenced around 20,000 clones by the Sanger method and over 15,000 contigs by Illumina sequencer...
April 1, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426724/cloning-retinoid-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-nuclear-receptors-of-the-pacific-oyster-and-in-silico-binding-to-environmental-chemicals
#8
Susanne Vogeler, Tamara S Galloway, Michail Isupov, Tim P Bean
Disruption of nuclear receptors, a transcription factor superfamily regulating gene expression in animals, is one proposed mechanism through which pollution causes effects in aquatic invertebrates. Environmental pollutants have the ability to interfere with the receptor's functions through direct binding and inducing incorrect signals. Limited knowledge of invertebrate endocrinology and molecular regulatory mechanisms, however, impede the understanding of endocrine disruptive effects in many aquatic invertebrate species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421043/outlining-core-pathways-of-amyloid-toxicity-in-bacteria-with-the-repa-wh1-prionoid
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Laura Molina-García, María Moreno-Del Álamo, Pedro Botias, Zaira Martín-Moldes, María Fernández, Alicia Sánchez-Gorostiaga, Aída Alonso-Del Valle, Juan Nogales, Jesús García-Cantalejo, Rafael Giraldo
The synthetic bacterial prionoid RepA-WH1 causes a vertically transmissible amyloid proteinopathy in Escherichia coli that inhibits growth and eventually kills the cells. Recent in vitro studies show that RepA-WH1 builds pores through model lipid membranes, suggesting a possible mechanism for bacterial cell death. By comparing acutely (A31V) and mildly (ΔN37) cytotoxic mutant variants of the protein, we report here that RepA-WH1(A31V) expression decreases the intracellular osmotic pressure and compromise bacterial viability under either aerobic or anaerobic conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419468/activation-of-the-akt-creb-signaling-axis-by-a-proline-rich-heptapeptide-confers-resistance-to-stress-induced-cell-death-and-inflammation
#10
Johannes Herkel, Jörg Schrader, Neta Erez, Ansgar W Lohse, Irun R Cohen
Cell stress of various kinds can lead to the induction of cell death and a damaging inflammatory response. Hence, a goal of therapeutic cell-stress management is to develop agents that might effectively regulate undesirable cell death and inflammation. To that end, we developed a synthetic peptide of 7 amino acids based on structural mimicry to a functional domain of p53, a key factor in the responses of cells to stressful stimuli. This heptapeptide, which we term Stressin-1, was found to inhibit both cell death and the secretion of inflammatory mediators by various cell types in response to different stressful agents in vitro...
April 17, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418922/novel-impact-of-the-dnmt3a-r882h-mutation-on-gsh-metabolism-in-a-k562-cell-model-established-by-talens
#11
Li Yang, Ya'Nan Liu, Na Zhang, Xiao'Yi Ding, Wei Zhang, Ke'Feng Shen, Liang Huang, Jian'Feng Zhou, Sen Cui, Zun'Min Zhu, Zheng Hu, Min Xiao
DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) mutations occurred in 18%~23% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, and were considered to be an adverse prognostic factor for adult de novo AML cases. However, the relevant molecular mechanism of the mutation in AML pathogenesis remains obscure. In this study, we established K562 and SKM1 cell model carrying the DNMT3A R882H mutation via transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) and Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/Cas9) technology, and discovered that mutated DNMT3A could promote the proliferative capability of malignant cell clones...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415912/a-method-for-the-immunohistochemical-identification-and-localization-of-osterix-in-periosteum-wrapped-constructs-for-tissue-engineering-of-bone
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Phillip McClellan, Robin Jacquet, Qing Yu, William J Landis
A novel immunohistochemistry (IHC) approach has been developed to label and localize osterix, a bone-specific transcription factor, within formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded, tissue-engineered constructs uniquely containing synthetic polymers and human periosteal tissue. Generally, such specimens consisting in part of polymeric materials and mineral are particularly difficult for IHC identification of proteins. Samples here were fabricated from human periosteum, electrospun poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) nanofibers, and polycaprolactone/poly-l-lactic acid (PCL/PLLA, 75/25) scaffolds and harvested following 10 weeks of implantation in athymic mice...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413444/functional-photosystem-i-maintains-proper-energy-balance-during-nitrogen-depletion-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-promoting-triacylglycerol-accumulation
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Mahmoud Gargouri, Philip D Bates, Jeong-Jin Park, Helmut Kirchhoff, David R Gang
BACKGROUND: Nutrient deprivation causes significant stress to the unicellular microalga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, which responds by significantly altering its metabolic program. Following N deprivation, the accumulation of starch and triacylglycerols (TAGs) is significantly altered following massive reprogramming of cellular metabolism. One protein that was found to change dramatically and early to this stress was TAB2, a photosystem I (PSI) translation initiation factor, whose transcript and protein levels increased significantly after only 30 min of N deprivation...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412739/retinoic-acid-receptor-alpha-drives-cell-cycle-progression-and-is-associated-with-increased-sensitivity-to-retinoids-in-t-cell-lymphoma
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Xueju Wang, Surendra Dasari, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Konstantinos N Lazaridis, Eric D Wieben, Marshall E Kadin, Andrew L Feldman, Rebecca L Boddicker
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphomas with generally poor outcomes following standard therapy. Few candidate therapeutic targets have been identified to date. Retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARA) is a transcription factor that modulates cell growth and differentiation in response to retinoids. While retinoids have been used to treat some cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs), their mechanism of action and the role of RARA in CTCL and other mature T-cell lymphomas remain poorly understood...
February 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410869/effect-of-natural-and-semi-synthetic-cadinanes-from-heterotheca-inuloides-on-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-nrf2-and-stat3-signaling-pathways-and-evaluation-of-their-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-in-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Verónica Egas, Estrella Millán, Juan A Collado, Teresa Ramírez-Apan, Carlos A Méndez-Cuesta, Eduardo Muñoz, Guillermo Delgado
The effects of ten natural cadinane sesquiterpenoids isolated from Heterotheca inuloides on the pathways of the NF-κB, Nrf2 and STAT3 transcription factors were studied for the first time. The main constituent in this species, 7-hydroxy-3,4-dihydrocadalene (1), showed anti-NF-κB activity and activated the antioxidant Nrf2 pathway, which may explain the properties reported for the traditional use of the plant. In addition to the main metabolite, a structurally similar compound, 7-hydroxy-cadalene (2), also displayed anti-NF-κB activity...
April 2, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409384/microbial-response-to-environmental-stresses-from-fundamental-mechanisms-to-practical-applications
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Ningzi Guan, Jianghua Li, Hyun-Dong Shin, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen, Long Liu
Environmental stresses are usually active during the process of microbial fermentation and have significant influence on microbial physiology. Microorganisms have developed a series of strategies to resist environmental stresses. For instance, they maintain the integrity and fluidity of cell membranes by modulating their structure and composition, and the permeability and activities of transporters are adjusted to control nutrient transport and ion exchange. Certain transcription factors are activated to enhance gene expression, and specific signal transduction pathways are induced to adapt to environmental changes...
April 13, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400559/knockdown-of-broad-complex-gene-expression-of-bombyx-mori-by-oligopyrrole-carboxamides-enhances-silk-production
#17
Asfa Ali, Venugopal Reddy Bovilla, Danti Kumari Mysarla, Prasanthi Siripurapu, Rashmi U Pathak, Bhakti Basu, Anitha Mamillapalli, Santanu Bhattacharya
Bombyx mori (B. mori) is important due to its major role in the silk production. Though DNA binding ligands often influence gene expression, no attempt has been made to exploit their use in sericulture. The telomeric heterochromatin of B. mori is enriched with 5'-TTAGG-3' sequences. These sequences were also found to be present in several genes in the euchromatic regions. We examined three synthetic oligopyrrole carboxamides that target 5'-TTAGG-3' sequences in controlling the gene expression in B. mori. The ligands did not show any defect or feeding difference in the larval stage, crucial for silk production...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396564/structural-analysis-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-ligand-binding-domain-in-complex-with-triamcinolone-acetonide-and-a-fragment-of-the-atypical-coregulator-shp
#18
Emily R Weikum, Denise C Okafor, Emma H D'Agostino, Jennifer K Colucci, Eric A Ortlund
The synthetic glucocorticoids (GCs) dexamethasone, mometasone furoate, and triamcinolone acetonide have been pharmaceutical mainstays to treat chronic inflammatory diseases. These drugs bind to the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), a ligand- activated transcription factor and member of the nuclear receptor superfamily. GR is widely recognized as a therapeutic target for its ability to counter pro-inflammatory signaling. Despite the popularity of GCs in the clinic, long-term use leads to numerous side effects, driving the need for new and improved drugs with less off-target pharmacology...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390980/semi-synthetic-sapogenin-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-by-skewing-the-brain-ischemia-reperfusion-transcriptome-towards-inflammatory-resolution
#19
Laura García-Pupo, Jeney Ramírez Sánchez, Dariusz Ratman, Claudina Pérez-Novo, Ken Declerck, Karolien De Bosscher, Marios Nektarios Markakis, Gerrit Beemster, Armando Zaldo, Yanier Nuñez Figueredo, René Delgado Hernández, Wim Vanden Berghe
Stroke represents one of the first causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. We evaluated the therapeutic potential of a novel semi-synthetic spirosteroid sapogenin derivative "S15" in a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) focal ischemia model in rat. S15-treated rats had significantly reduced infarct volumes and improved neurological functions at 24 h post-reperfusion, compared with ischemia. Corresponding gene expression changes in brain were characterized by mRNA sequencing and qPCR approaches...
April 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373879/transcriptomes-of-ralstonia-solanacearum-during-root-colonization-of-solanum-commersonii
#20
Marina Puigvert, Rodrigo Guarischi-Sousa, Paola Zuluaga, Núria S Coll, Alberto P Macho, João C Setubal, Marc Valls
Bacterial wilt of potatoes-also called brown rot-is a devastating disease caused by the vascular pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum that leads to significant yield loss. As in other plant-pathogen interactions, the first contacts established between the bacterium and the plant largely condition the disease outcome. Here, we studied the transcriptome of R. solanacearum UY031 early after infection in two accessions of the wild potato Solanum commersonii showing contrasting resistance to bacterial wilt. Total RNAs obtained from asymptomatic infected roots were deep sequenced and for 4,609 out of the 4,778 annotated genes in strain UY031 were recovered...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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