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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667836/molecular-dynamics-simulations-are-redefining-our-view-of-peptides-interacting-with-biological-membranes
#1
Jakob P Ulmschneider, Martin B Ulmschneider
Ever since the first molecular mechanics computer simulations of biological molecules became possible, there has been the dream to study all complex biological phenomena in silico, simply bypassing the enormous experimental challenges and their associated costs. For this, two inherent requirements need to be met: First, the time scales achievable in simulations must reach up to the millisecond range and even longer. Second, the computational model must accurately reproduce what is measured experimentally. Despite some recent successes, the general consensus in the field to date has been that neither of these conditions have yet been met and that the dream will be realized, if at all, only in the distant future...
April 18, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667627/propofol-inhibits-hela-cells-by-impairing-autophagic-flux-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-activation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-regulated-by-calcium
#2
Xi Chen, Kai Li, Guoqing Zhao
BACKGROUND Propofol has antitumor effects against various cancers. However, the mechanism of action of propofol in HeLa human cervical cancer cells has not been elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS We treated HeLa human cervical cancer cells with different concentrations of propofol. Cell viability was evaluated with Cell Counting Kit-8 and apoptosis was analyzed by annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate and propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry. Autophagosome formation was evaluated based on microtubule-associated protein light chain (LC)3 conversion and light chain 3 puncta formation...
April 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667553/car-t-cell-therapy-a-new-era-in-cancer-immunotherapy
#3
Miliotou N Androulla, Papadopoulou C Lefkothea
BACKGROUND: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Over the years, a number of conventional cytotoxic approaches for neoplastic diseases has been developed. However, due to their limited effectiveness in accordance with the heterogeneity of cancer cells, there is a constant search for therapeutic approaches with improved outcome, such as immunotherapy that utilizes and enhances the normal capacity of the patient's immune system. METHODS: Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy involves genetic modification of patient's autologous T-cells to express a CAR specific for a tumor antigen, following by ex vivo cell expansion and re-infusion back to the patient...
April 17, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667179/characteristics-of-genomic-alterations-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-in-young-never-smokers
#4
Wenxin Luo, Panwen Tian, Yue Wang, Heng Xu, Lu Chen, Chao Tang, Yang Shu, Shouyue Zhang, Zhoufeng Wang, Jun Zhang, Li Zhang, Lili Jiang, Lunxu Liu, Guowei Che, Chenglin Guo, Hong Zhang, Jiali Wang, Weimin Li
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been recognized as a highly heterogeneous disease with phenotypic and genotypic diversity in each subgroup. While never-smoker patients with NSCLC have been well studied through next generation sequencing, we have yet to recognize the potentially unique molecular features of young never-smoker patients with NSCLC. In this study, we conducted whole genome sequencing (WGS) to characterize the genomic alterations of 36 never-smoker Chinese patients, who were diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) at 45 years or younger...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666888/precise-determination-of-protein-extinction-coefficients-under-native-and-denaturing-conditions-using-sv-auc
#5
Andreas Hoffmann, Kerstin Grassl, Janine Gommert, Christian Schlesak, Alexander Bepperling
The accurate determination of protein concentration is an important though non-trivial task during the development of a biopharmaceutical. The fundamental prerequisite for this is the availability of an accurate extinction coefficient. Common approaches for the determination of an extinction coefficient for a given protein are either based on the theoretical prediction utilizing the amino acid sequence or the photometric determination combined with a measurement of absolute protein concentration. Here, we report on an improved SV-AUC based method utilizing an analytical ultracentrifuge equipped with absorbance and Rayleigh interference optics...
April 17, 2018: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666839/the-structure-of-the-nucleus-in-normal-and-neoplastic-prostate-cells-untangling-the-role-of-type-2-dna-topoisomerases
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REVIEW
William G Nelson, Michael C Haffner, Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian
Donald S. Coffey, a pioneer in the study of the structural basis of mammalian genome organization, was fascinated by DNA topoisomerases, chemo-mechanical enzymes that could catalyze changes in DNA structure. Work initiated in his laboratory and carried on with his influence and inspiration has led to the elucidation of specific roles for each of the two type 2 topoisomerases in DNA replication, RNA transcription, and androgen action in prostate cells. TOP2A principally acts in DNA synthesis elongation to prevent tangling of daughter DNA molecules during genome replication and mitotic segregation; TOP2B is required for androgen-stimulation of target gene transcription...
2018: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666434/stable-transformation-of-babesia-bigemina-and-babesia-bovis-using-a-single-transfection-plasmid
#7
Marta G Silva, Donald P Knowles, Monica L Mazuz, Brian M Cooke, Carlos E Suarez
Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis, are the two major causes of bovine babesiosis, a global neglected disease in need of improved methods of control. Here, we describe a shared method for the stable transfection of these two parasites using electroporation and blasticidin/blasticidin deaminase as a selectable marker. Stably transfected B. bigemina and B. bovis were obtained using a common transfection plasmid targeting the enhanced green fluorescent protein-BSD (egfp-bsd) fusion gene into the elongation factor-1α (ef-1α) locus of B...
April 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666070/gata4-dependent-differentiation-of-c-kit-derived-endothelial-cells-underlies-artefactual-cardiomyocyte-regeneration-in-the-heart
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Bryan D Maliken, Onur Kanisicak, Jason Karch, Hadi Khalil, Xing Fu, Justin G Boyer, Vikram Prasad, Yi Zheng, Jeffery D Molkentin
Background -While c-Kit+ adult progenitor cells were initially reported to produce new cardiomyocytes in the heart, recent genetic evidence suggests that such events are exceedingly rare. However, to determine if these rare events represent true de novo cardiomyocyte formation we deleted the necessary cardiogenic transcription factors Gata4 and Gata6 from c-Kit-expressing cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs). Methods - Kit allele-dependent lineage tracing and fusion analysis was performed in mice following simultaneous Gata4 and Gata6 cell-type specific deletion to examine rates of putative de novo cardiomyocyte formation from c-Kit+ cells...
April 17, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665811/recombinant-mouse-periostin-ameliorates-coronal-sutures-fusion-in-twist1-mice
#9
Shanshan Bai, Dong Li, Liang Xu, Huichuan Duan, Jie Yuan, Min Wei
BACKGROUND: Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder caused by mutations in the twist family basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor 1 (TWIST1) gene. Surgical procedures are frequently required to reduce morphological and functional defects in patients with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome. Therefore, the development of noninvasive procedures to treat Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is critical. We identified that periostin, which is an extracellular matrix protein that plays an important role in both bone and connective tissues, is downregulated in craniosynostosis patients...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664669/primary-nonsecretory-plasma-cell-leukemia-with-multiple-chromosomal-abnormalities-a-case-report
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Satoshi Nakayama, Tomohiro Oda, Shinya Minabe, Yukiharu Bamba, Haruko Ukawa, Rika Sato, Masaki Kawabata, Toshikatsu Horiuchi, Junichi Watanabe, Fumihiko Kimura, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Sho Ogata, Kuniaki Nakanishi
Primary nonsecretory plasma cell leukemia (PCL) is an extremely rare type of multiple myeloma. Here, we report a case of nonsecretory PCL with no previous history of multiple myeloma. The case exhibited extremely low levels of serum immunoglobulin and light chain, no detectable serum M-protein or free light chain restriction, no urine BJP, and no cytoplasmic light chain expression in flow cytometry. In fluorescence in situ hybridization, tumor cells exhibited fusion genes for IgH/BCL1 and IgH/cMyc, disappearance of the p53 signal, and a split signal for IgK(2p11), but no split signal for IgL (22q11)...
January 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663589/tying-trafficking-to-fusion-and-fission-at-the-mighty-mitochondria
#11
REVIEW
Trey Farmer, Naava Naslavsky, Steve Caplan
The mitochondrion is a unique organelle that serves as the main site of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) generation needed for energy in the cell. However, mitochondria also play essential roles in cell death through apoptosis and necrosis, as well as a variety of crucial functions related to stress regulation, autophagy, lipid synthesis, and calcium storage. There is a growing appreciation that mitochondrial function is regulated by the dynamics of its membrane fusion and fission; longer, fused mitochondria are optimal for ATP generation, whereas fission of mitochondria facilitates mitophagy and cell division...
April 16, 2018: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663420/phase-1-first-in-human-single-and-multiple-ascending-dose-and-food-effect-studies-to-assess-the-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-presatovir-for-the-treatment-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
#12
Polina German, Yan Xin, Jason W Chien, Winnie Weng, Richard Mackman, Sandra A Lewis, Amy Meng, John Ling, Anita Mathias
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated respiratory tract infection is a leading cause of hospitalizations in infants for which no effective treatment exists. RSV infection is also an important cause of respiratory disease in adults and immunocompromised patients. Presatovir (GS-5806) is an orally bioavailable antiviral agent that inhibits fusion of RSV with host cell membranes. Here, results from 2 phase 1 studies that evaluated safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of presatovir in healthy adults following administration of single and multiple (7 days) once- or twice-daily ascending doses (first-in-human study) and in the presence or absence of food (food effect study) are described...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663380/transglutaminase-activity-regulates-differentiation-migration-and-fusion-of-osteoclasts-via-affecting-actin-dynamics
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Huifang Sun, Mari T Kaartinen
Osteoclasts, bone resorbing cells, derive from monocyte/macrophage cell lineage. Increased osteoclast activity is responsible for bone destruction in diseases such as osteoporosis, periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Transglutaminases (TGs), protein crosslinking enzymes, were recently found involved in osteoclastogenesis in vivo, however their mechanisms of action have remained unknown. In this study, we have investigated the role of TG activity in osteoclastogenesis in vitro using four TG inhibitors, NC9, Z006, T101, and monodansyl cadaverine...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663378/tyrosine-kinase-receptor-c-ros-oncogene-1-inhibition-alleviates-aberrant-bone-formation-of-twist-1-haploinsufficient-calvarial-cells-from-saethre-chotzen-syndrome-patients
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Esther Camp, Peter J Anderson, Andrew C W Zannettino, Carlotta A Glackin, Stan Gronthos
Saethre-Chotzen syndrome (SCS), associated with TWIST-1 mutations, is characterized by premature fusion of cranial sutures. TWIST-1 haploinsufficiency, leads to alterations in suture mesenchyme cellular gene expression patterns, resulting in aberrant osteogenesis and craniosynostosis. We analyzed the expression of the TWIST-1 target, Tyrosine kinase receptor c-ros-oncogene 1 (C-ROS-1) in TWIST-1 haploinsufficient calvarial cells derived from SCS patients and calvaria of Twist-1del/+ mutant mice and found it to be highly expressed when compared to TWIST-1 wild-type controls...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662661/targeting-oncogenic-ras-by-the-clostridium-perfringens-toxin-tpel
#15
Björn Schorch, Hannah Heni, Nour-Imene Zahaf, Tilman Brummer, Marina Mione, Gudula Schmidt, Panagiotis Papatheodorou, Klaus Aktories
Clostridium perfringens toxin TpeL belongs to the family of large clostridial glycosylating toxins. The toxin causes N-acetylglucosaminylation of Ras proteins at threonine35 thereby inactivating the small GTPases. Here, we show that all main types of oncogenic Ras proteins (H-Ras, K-Ras and N-Ras) are modified by the toxin in vitro and in vivo . Toxin-catalyzed modification of Ras was accompanied by inhibition of the MAP kinase pathway. Importantly, TpeL inhibited the paradoxical activation of the MAP kinase pathway induced by the BRAF inhibitor Vemurafenib in the human melanoma cell line SBCL2...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662634/caloric-restriction-delays-yeast-chronological-aging-by-remodeling-carbohydrate-and-lipid-metabolism-altering-peroxisomal-and-mitochondrial-functionalities-and-postponing-the-onsets-of-apoptotic-and-liponecrotic-modes-of-regulated-cell-death
#16
Anthony Arlia-Ciommo, Anna Leonov, Adam Beach, Vincent R Richard, Simon D Bourque, Michelle T Burstein, Pavlo Kyryakov, Alejandra Gomez-Perez, Olivia Koupaki, Rachel Feldman, Vladimir I Titorenko
A dietary regimen of caloric restriction delays aging in evolutionarily distant eukaryotes, including the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae . Here, we assessed how caloric restriction influences morphological, biochemical and cell biological properties of chronologically aging yeast advancing through different stages of the aging process. Our findings revealed that this low-calorie diet slows yeast chronological aging by mechanisms that coordinate the spatiotemporal dynamics of various cellular processes before entry into a non-proliferative state and after such entry...
March 23, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662482/targeting-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigens-to-dendritic-cells-via-the-dc-specific-icam3-grabbing-nonintegrin-receptor-induces-strong-t-helper-1-immune-responses
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Lis Noelia Velasquez, Philipp Stüve, Maria Virginia Gentilini, Maxine Swallow, Judith Bartel, Nils Yngve Lycke, Daniel Barkan, Mariana Martina, Hugo D Lujan, Hakan Kalay, Yvette van Kooyk, Tim D Sparwasser, Luciana Berod
Tuberculosis remains a major global health problem and efforts to develop a more effective vaccine have been unsuccessful so far. Targeting antigens (Ags) to dendritic cells (DCs) in vivo has emerged as a new promising vaccine strategy. In this approach, Ags are delivered directly to DCs via antibodies that bind to endocytic cell-surface receptors. Here, we explored DC-specific-ICAM3-grabbing-nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) targeting as a potential vaccine against tuberculosis. For this, we made use of the hSIGN mouse model that expresses human DC-SIGN under the control of the murine CD11c promoter...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662195/ngr-asn-gly-arg-targeted-delivery-of-coagulase-to-tumor-vasculature-arrests-cancer-cell-growth
#18
Khaled Seidi, Rana Jahanban-Esfahlan, Hassan Monhemi, Peyman Zare, Babak Minofar, Amir Daei Farshchi Adli, Davoud Farajzadeh, Ramezan Behzadi, Mehran Mesgari Abbasi, Heidi A Neubauer, Richard Moriggl, Nosratollah Zarghami, Tahereh Javaheri
Induction of selective thrombosis and infarction in tumor-feeding vessels represents an attractive strategy to combat cancer. Here we took advantage of the unique coagulation properties of staphylocoagulase and genetically engineered it to generate a new fusion protein with novel anti-cancer properties. This novel bi-functional protein consists of truncated coagulase (tCoa) and an NGR (GNGRAHA) motif that recognizes CD13 and αv β3 integrin receptors, targeting it to tumor endothelial cells. Herein, we report that tCoa coupled by its C-terminus to an NGR sequence retained its normal binding activity with prothrombin and av β3 integrins, as confirmed in silico and in vitro...
April 17, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662028/nitrate-reductases-are-relocalized-to-the-nucleus-by-atsiz1-and-their-levels-are-negatively-regulated-by-cop1-and-ammonium
#19
Joo Yong Kim, Bong Soo Park, Sang Woo Park, Han Yong Lee, Jong Tae Song, Hak Soo Seo
Nitrate reductases (NRs) catalyze the first step in the reduction of nitrate to ammonium. NR activity is regulated by sumoylation through the E3 ligase activity of AtSIZ1. However, it is not clear how NRs interact with AtSIZ1 in the cell, or how nitrogen sources affect NR levels and their cellular localization. Here, we show that the subcellular localization of NRs is modulated by the E3 SUMO (Small ubiquitin-related modifier) ligase AtSIZ1 and that NR protein levels are regulated by nitrogen sources. Transient expression analysis of GFP fusion proteins in onion epidermal cells showed that the NRs NIA1 and NIA2 localize to the cytoplasmic membrane, and that AtSIZ1 localizes to the nucleoplasm, including nuclear bodies, when expressed separately, whereas NRs and AtSIZ1 localize to the nucleus when co-expressed...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661845/lysosome-enlargement-during-inhibition-of-the-lipid-kinase-pikfyve-proceeds-through-lysosome-coalescence
#20
Christopher H Choy, Golam Saffi, Matthew A Gray, Callen Wallace, Roya M Dayam, Zhen-Yi A Ou, Guy Lenk, Rosa Puertollano, Simon C Watkins, Roberto J Botelho
Lysosomes receive and degrade cargo from endocytosis, phagocytosis and autophagy. They also play an important role in sensing and instructing cells on their metabolic state. The lipid kinase PIKfyve generates phosphatidylinositol-3,5-bisphosphate to modulate lysosome function. PIKfyve inhibition leads to impaired degradative capacity, ion dysregulation, abated autophagic flux, and a massive enlargement of lysosomes. Collectively, this leads to various physiological defects including embryonic lethality, neurodegeneration and overt inflammation...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
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