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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782557/signals-and-transcription-factors-for-specification-of-human-germ-cells
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Sina Jostes, Hubert Schorle
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2018: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782016/in-vivo-gene-transfer-to-the-rabbit-common-carotid-artery-endothelium
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Bradley K Wacker, Lianxiang Bi, David A Dichek
The goal of this method is to introduce a transgene into the endothelium of isolated segments of both rabbit common carotid arteries. The method achieves focal endothelial-selective transgenesis, thereby allowing an investigator to determine the biological roles of endothelial-expressed transgenes and to quantify the in vivo transcriptional activity of DNA sequences in large artery endothelial cells. The method uses surgical isolation of rabbit common carotid arteries and an arteriotomy to deliver a transgene-expressing viral vector into the arterial lumen...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781741/slowly-progressive-retinitis-pigmentosa-caused-by-two-novel-mutations-in-the-mak-gene
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Joanna Monika Gray, Harry Otway Orlans, Morag Shanks, Penny Clouston, Robert Elvis MacLaren
BACKGROUND: The growing number of clinical trials currently underway for inherited retinal diseases has highlighted the importance of achieving a molecular diagnosis for all new cases presenting to hospital eye services. The male germ cell-associated kinase (MAK) gene encodes a cilium-associated protein selectively expressed in the retina and testis, and has recently been implicated in autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Whole exome sequencing has previously identified a homozygous Alu insertion in probands with recessive RP and nonsense and missense mutations have also been reported...
May 21, 2018: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778975/establishment-of-an-integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-musii005-a-from-exfoliated-renal-epithelial-cells
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Bootsakorn Boonkaew, Weeradee Thummavichit, Ratchapong Netsrithong, Chinnavuth Vatanashevanopakorn, Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Methichit Wattanapanitch
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were generated from exfoliated renal epithelial cells isolated from a urine sample of a 31-year-old healthy woman. Epithelial cells were characterized for the expression of E-cadherin and reprogrammed using non-integrating Sendai viral vectors. The urine-derived iPSC line (designated as MUSIi005-A) was karyotypically normal, expressed pluripotent markers, differentiated into cells of three embryonic germ layers, and showed no viral and transgene expressions at passage 29...
May 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777142/the-programmed-dna-elimination-and-formation-of-micronuclei-in-germ-line-cells-of-the-natural-hybridogenetic-water-frog-pelophylax-esculentus
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Magdalena Chmielewska, Dmitry Dedukh, Katarzyna Haczkiewicz, Beata Rozenblut-Kościsty, Mikołaj Kaźmierczak, Krzysztof Kolenda, Ewa Serwa, Agnieszka Pietras-Lebioda, Alla Krasikova, Maria Ogielska
DNA elimination is a radical form of gene silencing and occurs both in somatic and germ cells. The programmed DNA elimination occurs during gametogenesis in interspecies hybrids that reproduce by hybridogenesis (stick insects, fishes, and amphibians) and concerns removal of whole genomes of one of the parental species and production of clonal gametes propagating the genome of the other species. The cellular mechanisms differ considerably in hybridogenetic insects and fishes but remains unknown in edible frogs Pelophylax esculentus, natural hybrids between Pelophylax lessonae and Pelophylax ridibundus...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775925/exposure-to-tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-for-two-generations-decreases-fecundity-of-zebrafish-at-environmentally-relevant-concentrations
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Yongkang Zhang, Meng Li, Shuying Li, Qiangwei Wang, Guonian Zhu, Guanyong Su, Robert J Letcher, Chunsheng Liu
Previous studies reported that exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of TDCIPP significantly decreased the number of cumulative eggs in zebrafish, but effects on the quantity of eggs and sperms remained unknown. Therefore, in this study, effects of TDCIPP on yolk diameter, surface morphology of eggs, sperm density and total motility were evaluated. First generation (F0) zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio) were exposed to 0, 50, 500 or 5000 ng/L tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) from 14 days post fertilization (dpf) to 120 dpf...
May 14, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775738/humoral-and-mucosal-immune-responses-in-meagre-argyrosomus-regius-juveniles-fed-diets-with-varying-inclusion-levels-of-carob-seed-germ-meal
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Francisco Antonio Guardiola, Carolina Barroso, Paula Enes, Ana Couto, Patricia Díaz-Rosales, António Afonso, Erika Kanashiro, Helena Peres, Elisabete Matos, Aires Oliva-Teles, Pedro Pousão-Ferreira, Benjamín Costas
Many studies have assessed the effects of incorporation of plant feedstuffs in fish diets on growth performance, whereas few studies have addressed the effects of fish meal replacement by plant protein sources on fish immune parameters. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects on immune response of different inclusion levels of carob seed germ meal (CSGM) as partial replacement for fish meal in diets for meagre (Argyrosomus regius) juveniles. Fish were fed four experimental diets with increased CSGM inclusion levels [0% (control), 7...
May 15, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775245/subunits-of-the-dna-polymerase-alpha-primase-complex-promote-notch-mediated-proliferation-with-discrete-and-shared-functions-in-c-elegans-germline
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Dong Suk Yoon, Dong Seok Cha, Mohammad A Alfhili, Brett D Keiper, Myon-Hee Lee
Notch receptor signaling is a highly conserved cell communication system in most multicellular organisms and plays a critical role at several junctures in animal development. In C. elegans, GLP-1/Notch signaling is essential for both germline stem cell maintenance and germ cell proliferation during gonad development. Here, we show that subunits (POLA-1, DIV-1, PRI-1, and PRI-2) of the DNA polymerase alpha-primase complex are required for germ cell proliferation in response to GLP-1/Notch signaling in different tissues at different developmental stages...
May 18, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774821/minimally-invasive-retroperitoneal-lymphadenectomy
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Lukas Lusuardi, Thomas Kunit, Günter Janetschek
The feasibility of laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (RLA) for testicular cancer was shown >25 years ago. Initially the indication was clinical stage I (CS I) nonseminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT). Compared with that of open surgery, the morbidity was much decreased. However, in Europe, surgery for CS I is now replaced by chemotherapy. A relatively new indication is laparoscopic retroperitonal lymphadenectomy for small unilateral residual tumor after chemotherapy. The technique of unilateral lymphadenectomy for both indications is described in detail and with a video...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773599/tgf%C3%AE-1-mediated-functional-inhibition-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Stefanie Geyh, Manuel Rodríguez-Paredes, Paul Jäger, Annemarie Koch, Felix Bormann, Julian Gutekunst, Christoph Zilkens, Ulrich Germing, Guido Kobbe, Frank Lyko, Rainer Haas, Thomas Schroeder
Mesenchymal stromal cells are involved in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia, but the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. To further characterize the pathological phenotype we performed RNA sequencing of mesenchymal stromal cells from patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia revealing a specific molecular signature of genes commonly deregulated in myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia. Pathway analysis showed a strong enrichment of genes related to osteogenesis, senescence, inflammation and inhibitory cytokines thereby reflecting the structural and functional deficits of mesenchymal stromal cells in myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia on a molecular level...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773556/prdx1-and-mth1-cooperate-to-prevent-ros-mediated-inhibition-of-telomerase
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Wareed Ahmed, Joachim Lingner
Telomerase counteracts telomere shortening and cellular senescence in germ, stem, and cancer cells by adding repetitive DNA sequences to the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres are susceptible to damage by reactive oxygen species (ROS), but the consequences of oxidation of telomeres on telomere length and the mechanisms that protect from ROS-mediated telomere damage are not well understood. In particular, 8-oxoguanine nucleotides at 3' ends of telomeric substrates inhibit telomerase in vitro, whereas, at internal positions, they suppress G-quadruplex formation and were therefore proposed to promote telomerase activity...
May 17, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773184/oral-administration-of-cadmium-depletes-intratesticular-and-epididymal-iron-levels-and-inhibits-lipid-peroxidation-in-the-testis-and-epididymis-of-adult-rats
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Sunny O Abarikwu, Sarah Oruitemeka, Ifeyinwa A Uwadileke, Stephen I Omeodu, Ngozi F Okoye, Chidimma J Mgbudom-Okah, Robinson Ohanador
Cadmium (Cd)-induced tissue injury depends on the accumulated Cd which differentially affects endogenous iron (Fe). To investigate this, adult rats were treated by oral gavage with Cd (50 mg/kg body wt.) once a week for 15, 30 and 60 days and sacrificed a day after last administration. After the 15th and 30th day of treatment, Cd had no effect on thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and endogenous Fe levels but exhibited anti-androgenic effects (p < 0.05) and caused histological damages...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771299/at-the-crossroads-of-fate-somatic-cell-lineage-specification-in-the-fetal-gonad
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Emmi Rotgers, Anne Jørgensen, Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao
The reproductive endocrine systems are vastly different between male and female. This sexual dimorphism of endocrine milieu originates from sex-specific differentiation of the somatic cells in the gonads during fetal life. The majority of gonadal somatic cells arise from the adrenogonadal primordium. After separation of the adrenal and gonadal primordia, the gonadal somatic cells initiate sex-specific differentiation during gonadal sex determination with the specification of the supporting cell lineages: Sertoli cells in the testis vs...
May 15, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770471/protective-effects-of-the-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-fumaria-parviflora-on-testicular-injury-induced-by-torsion-detorsion-in-adult-rats
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M Shokoohi, H Shoorei, M Soltani, S-H Abtahi-Eivari, R Salimnejad, M Moghimian
This study was designed to determine the effects of daily oral administration (250 mg/kg) of the hydroalcoholic extract of Fumaria parviflora (FP) for 14 days on the sperm parameters, oxidative stress parameters, serum testosterone levels, expression of Bax and Bcl-2 genes, and apoptosis index of germ cells after testicular torsion-detorsion (ischaemia-reperfusion, IR) injury model in rats. Twenty-eight adult male Wistar rats were divided randomly into four groups of seven each: sham operation, torsion-detorsion (TD), TD plus the hydroalcoholic extract FP (TDFP) and only FP without TD application (FP)...
May 16, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769727/microbial-signals-drive-pre-leukaemic-myeloproliferation-in-a-tet2-deficient-host
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Marlies Meisel, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Alain Pacis, Li Chen, Zachary M Earley, Toufic Mayassi, Joseph F Pierre, Jordan D Ernest, Heather J Galipeau, Nikolaus Thuille, Romain Bouziat, Manuel Buscarlet, Daina L Ringus, Yitang Wang, Ye Li, Vu Dinh, Sangman M Kim, Benjamin D McDonald, Matthew A Zurenski, Mark W Musch, Glaucia C Furtado, Sergio A Lira, Gottfried Baier, Eugene B Chang, A Murat Eren, Christopher R Weber, Lambert Busque, Lucy A Godley, Elena F Verdú, Luis B Barreiro, Bana Jabri
Somatic mutations in tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2), which encodes an epigenetic modifier enzyme, drive the development of haematopoietic malignancies1-7 . In both humans and mice, TET2 deficiency leads to increased self-renewal of haematopoietic stem cells with a net developmental bias towards the myeloid lineage1,4,8,9 . However, pre-leukaemic myeloproliferation (PMP) occurs in only a fraction of Tet2-/- mice8,9 and humans with TET2 mutations1,3,5-7 , suggesting that extrinsic non-cell-autonomous factors are required for disease onset...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769721/spatiotemporal-regulation-of-liquid-like-condensates-in-epigenetic-inheritance
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Gang Wan, Brandon D Fields, George Spracklin, Aditi Shukla, Carolyn M Phillips, Scott Kennedy
Non-membrane-bound organelles such as nucleoli, processing bodies, Cajal bodies and germ granules form by the spontaneous self-assembly of specific proteins and RNAs. How these biomolecular condensates form and interact is poorly understood. Here we identify two proteins, ZNFX-1 and WAGO-4, that localize to Caenorhabditis elegans germ granules (P granules) in early germline blastomeres. Later in germline development, ZNFX-1 and WAGO-4 separate from P granules to define an independent liquid-like condensate that we term the Z granule...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769570/in-utero-and-postnatal-exposure-to-high-fat-high-sucrose-diet-suppressed-testis-apoptosis-and-reduced-sperm-count
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Jiude Mao, Kathleen A Pennington, Omonseigho O Talton, Laura C Schulz, Miriam Sutovsky, Yan Lin, Peter Sutovsky
Obesity affects male fertility and maternal diabetes affects the offspring sperm epigenome. However, the effects of in utero exposure to maternal glucose intolerance in combination with postnatal high fat, high sucrose (HFHS) diet consumption on offspring spermatogenesis is not clear. The present study was designed to test these effects. One week before and during pregnancy, dams were fed either control or HFHS diet to induce gestational glucose intolerance, and returned to standard diet during lactation. Male offspring from each maternal group were split into control and HFHS-fed groups for eight weeks prior to sacrifice at 11, 19 or 31 weeks of age, and reproductive tissues were harvested for analysis of testicular germ cell apoptosis and sperm output...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769394/analysis-of-cell-fate-commitment-in-xenopus-embryos
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Sally A Moody
The fates of individual cleavage-stage blastomeres and of groups of cells at the blastula through gastrula stages of Xenopus embryos have been mapped in great detail. These studies identified the major contributors of the three germ layers as well as a variety of tissues and organs and several specific cell types. One can use these fate maps to test the commitment of single cells or groups of cells to produce their normal repertoire of descendants, to identify the genes that regulate fate commitment, and to modulate the levels of gene expression in specific lineages to determine gene function in a variety of developmental processes...
May 16, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768882/grape-seed-extract-alone-or-combined-with-atropine-in-treatment-of-malathion-induced-neuro-and-genotoxicity
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Omar M E Abdel-Salam, Asmaa F Galal, Mahrousa M Hassanane, Lamiaa M Salem, Somaia A Nada, Fatma A Morsy
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of treatment with grape seed extract (GSE) on the neurotoxic and genotoxic effects of acute malathion exposure. Rats received malathion (150 mg/kg by i.p. injection) for two successive days alone or combined with GSE at doses of 150 or 300 mg/kg, orally or with GSE at 300 mg/kg and atropine at a dose of 2 mg/kg, i.p. Malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), nitric oxide, paraoxonase (PON1) were determined in cortex, striatum, and rest of brain tissue (subcortex)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768344/synchronous-adrenocortical-carcinoma-and-ovarian-malignant-mixed-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ying He, Lian Xu, Qingli Li, Min Feng, Wei Wang
RATIONALE: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an endocrine malignancy with poor prognosis, which commonly arises in a sporadic manner, but may also become a part of a familial syndrome. ACC rarely arises simultaneously with other malignant tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 29-year-old woman with ACC synchronously followed by an ovarian malignant mixed germ cell tumor. We describe the clinical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical findings and review the English literatures...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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