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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240780/filamina-and-formin2-regulate-skeletal-muscular-and-intestinal-formation-through-mesenchymal-progenitor-proliferation
#1
Gewei Lian, Sneha Kanaujia, Timothy Wong, Volney Sheen
The effects of actin dependent molecular mechanisms in coordinating cellular proliferation, migration and differentiation during embryogenesis are not well-understood. We have previously shown that actin-binding Filamin A (FlnA) and actin-nucleating Formin 2 (Fmn2) influence the development of the brain causing microcephaly in mice. In this study, we broaden this phenotype to explore the effects of these two proteins in the development of extra-CNS organ systems, including the gut, muscle, and skeleton. We observed defects in rib and sternum midline closure leading to thoracoabdominal schisis in FlnA+Fmn2 knockout mice, reminiscent of the pentalogy of Cantrell syndrome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240407/membrane-determinants-affect-fibrillation-processes-of-%C3%AE-sheet-charged-peptides
#2
Elad Arad, Ravit Malishev, Hanna Rapaport, Raz Jelinek
Assembly of fibrillar peptide structures is dependent both upon their intrinsic propensities towards β-structure formation, as well as on structural modulation by external molecular factors. β-sheet structures may either be designed to form useful assemblies or be the undesired consequence of protein denaturation to toxic amyloid structures in several neurodegenerative diseases. Membrane bilayers have been implicated as primary initiators and modulators of amyloid fibrillation and the reasons for this effect are yet to be elucidated...
December 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240272/amino-acid-deprivation-and-central-carbon-metabolism-regulate-the-production-of-outer-membrane-vesicles-and-tubes-by-francisella
#3
Vinaya Sampath, William D McCaig, David G Thanassi
Francisella tularensis is a highly virulent Gram-negative bacterial pathogen that causes the zoonotic disease tularemia. F. novicida, a model tularemia strain, produces spherical outer membrane vesicles (OMV), as well as novel tubular vesicles and extensions of the cell surface. These OMV and tubes (OMV/T) are produced in a regulated manner and contain known virulence factors. Mechanisms by which bacterial vesicles are produced and regulated are not well understood. We performed a genetic screen in F. novicida to decipher the molecular basis for regulated OMV/T formation, and identified both hypo- and hyper-vesiculating mutants...
December 14, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239112/male-reproductive-tract-and-spermatozoa-ultrastructure-in-the-grasshopper-orphulella-punctata-de-geer-1773-insecta-orthoptera-caelifera
#4
Daniela Santos Martins Silva, Jamile Fernanda Silva Cossolin, Marcelo Ribeiro Pereira, José Lino-Neto, Carlos Frankl Sperber, José Eduardo Serrão
Identification Orphulellini grasshoppers (Acrididae: Gomphocerinae) species has been difficult due to high polymorphism rate. Orphulella Giglio-Tos, 1894 is a genus with widespread geographical distribution and poor descriptions. Orphulella punctata (De Geer, 1773) has an extensive record of occurrence and available information about the phallic complex, however, there is poor data describing other parts of the male reproductive tract. The objective of this study was characterizes the internal organs of the male reproductive system and spermatozoa of O...
December 14, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239062/gvhd-amelioration-by-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-is-associated-with-peripheral-preservation-of-naive-t-cell-populations
#5
Sumie Fujii, Yasuo Miura, Aya Fujishiro, Takero Shindo, Yutaka Shimazu, Hideyo Hirai, Hidetoshi Tahara, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Taira Maekawa
A substantial proportion of patients with acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) respond to cell therapy with culture-expanded human bone marrow mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (BM-MSCs). However, the mechanisms by which these cells can ameliorate aGVHD-associated complications remain to be clarified. We show here that BM-MSC-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) recapitulated the therapeutic effects of BM-MSCs against aGVHD. Systemic infusion of human BM-MSC-derived EVs prolonged the survival of mice with aGVHD and reduced the pathologic damage in multiple GVHD-targeted organs...
December 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238879/the-small-vesicular-culprits-the-investigation-of-extracellular-vesicles-as-new-targets-for-cancer-treatment
#6
REVIEW
Fumihiko Urabe, Nobuyoshi Kosaka, Yusuke Yoshioka, Shin Egawa, Takahiro Ochiya
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membranous vesicles released from almost all type of cells including cancer cells. EVs transfer their components, such as microRNAs (miRNAs), messenger RNAs, lipids and proteins, from one cell to another, affecting the target cells. Emerging evidence suggests that reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and the cells in their microenvironment via EVs drive disease progression and therapy resistance. Therefore, understanding the roles of EVs in cancer biology will provide us with new opportunities to treat patients...
December 13, 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238720/calcifying-matrix-vesicles-and-atherosclerosis
#7
REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Veronika A Myasoedova, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Andrey V Grechko, Alexander N Orekhov
Artery calcification is a well-recognized predictor of late atherosclerotic complications. In the intima media, calcification starts with apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and the release of calcifying matrix vesicles with diameter of 0.5-15 μm that can be observed microscopically. In complicated plaques, calcification is generally less frequent. Calcifying vesicles are released by proatherosclerotic VSMCs into the collagen-rich matrix. The vesicles can penetrate into the intima media and protrude into the arterial lumen and thereby may represent a potential cause of atherothrombosis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238164/a-novel-transdermal-nanoethosomal-gel-of-betahistine-dihydrochloride-for-weight-gain-control-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization
#8
Shahira F El-Menshawe, Adel Ahmed Ali, Abdelkhalk Ali Halawa, Ahmed Sg Srag El-Din
Background: Betahistine dihydrochloride (BDH) is a histamine analog used to control weight gain, with short elimination half-life and gastric irritation as side effects. Objective: The aim of the current investigation is to formulate and optimize a topical BDH ethosomal gel for weight gain control. Materials and methods: Box-Behnken design was applied to study the effect of independent variables: phosphatidylcholine (PC), propylene glycol (PG), and ethanol on vesicle size; entrapment efficiency; % drug release; and flux...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238040/il-3r-alpha-blockade-inhibits-tumor-endothelial-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicle-ev-mediated-vessel-formation-by-targeting-the-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#9
Giusy Lombardo, Maddalena Gili, Cristina Grange, Claudia Cavallari, Patrizia Dentelli, Gabriele Togliatto, Daniela Taverna, Giovanni Camussi, Maria Felice Brizzi
The proangiogenic cytokine Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is released by inflammatory cells in breast and ovarian cancer tissue microenvironments and also acts as an autocrine factor for human breast and kidney tumor-derived endothelial cells (TECs). We have previously shown that IL-3-treated endothelial cells (ECs) release extracellular vesicles (EVs), which serve as a paracrine mechanism for neighboring ECs, by transferring active molecules. The impact of an anti-IL-3R-alpha blocking antibody on the proangiogenic effect of EVs released from TECs (anti-IL-3R-EVs) has therefore been investigated in this study...
December 14, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238023/study-of-cationic-and-nonionic-mixed-micelles-with-nabr-and-3-5-cl2c6h3co2na-by-use-of-probe-nucleophilic-reaction-of-piperidine-with-ionized-phenyl-salicylate
#10
Ibrahim Isah Fagge, Khalisanni Khalid, Muhammad Azri Mohd Noh, Nor Saadah Muhammad Yusof, Sharifuddin Md Zain, Mohammad Niyaz Khan
Behaviors of cationic and nonionic mixed micelles in the form of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDABr) and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide-Polyethylene glycol hexadecyl ether (C16E20), in the presence of inert salts (NaBr and 3,5-dichlorosodium benzoate), by the use of reaction probe between Pp and ionized PhSH (Pp = piperidine and PhSH = phenyl salicylate), has been reported in this work. The values of RXBr (RXBr denotes ion exchange constants obtained in the presence of micelles of different structural features) or KXBr (KXBr denotes ion exchange constants obtained in the presence of micelles of the same structural features) for 3,5-Cl2C6H3CO2- were almost the same at three different [HDABr]T (0...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238011/plaque-calcification-during-atherosclerosis-progression-and-regression
#11
Atsushi Shioi, Yuji Ikari
Plaque calcification develops by the inflammation-dependent mechanisms involved in progression and regression of atherosclerosis. Macrophages can undergo two distinct polarization states, that is, pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype in progression and anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype in regression. In plaque progression, predominant M1 macrophages promote the initial calcium deposition within the necrotic core of the lesions, called as microcalcification, through not only vesicle-mediated mineralization as the result of apoptosis of macrophages and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), but also VSMC differentiation into early phase osteoblasts...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237738/ascending-vasa-recta-are-angiopoietin-tie2-dependent-lymphatic-like-vessels
#12
Yael Kenig-Kozlovsky, Rizaldy P Scott, Tuncer Onay, Isabel Anna Carota, Benjamin R Thomson, Hyea Jin Gil, Veronica Ramirez, Shinji Yamaguchi, Christine E Tanna, Stefan Heinen, Christine Wu, Radu V Stan, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands, Guillermo Oliver, Susan E Quaggin
Urinary concentrating ability is central to mammalian water balance and depends on a medullary osmotic gradient generated by a countercurrent multiplication mechanism. Medullary hyperosmolarity is protected from washout by countercurrent exchange and efficient removal of interstitial fluid resorbed from the loop of Henle and collecting ducts. In most tissues, lymphatic vessels drain excess interstitial fluid back to the venous circulation. However, the renal medulla is devoid of classic lymphatics. Studies have suggested that the fenestrated ascending vasa recta (AVRs) drain the interstitial fluid in this location, but this function has not been conclusively shown...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237098/flow-alignment-of-extracellular-vesicles-structure-and-orientation-of-membrane-associated-biomacromolecules-studied-with-polarized-light
#13
Imola Cs Szigyarto, Róbert Deák, Judith Mihály, Sandra Rocha, Ferenc Zsila, Zoltán Varga, Tamás Beke-Somfai
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are currently in the scientific focus having a great potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and therapy of various diseases. However, numerous aspects of these species are still poorly understood, thus additional insight to molecular level properties, membrane-protein interactions, or membrane rigidity is still needed. We here demonstrate using red blood cell derived EVs (REVs) that polarized light spectroscopy techniques, linear and circular dichroism, can provide molecular level structural information on these systems...
December 13, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237060/news-from-the-pub-plant-u-box-type-e3-ubiquitin-ligases
#14
Marco Trujillo
Plant U-box type E3 ubiquitin ligases (PUBs) are well known for their functions in a variety of stress responses, including immune responses and the adaptation to abiotic stresses. First linked to pollen self-incompatibility, their repertoire of roles has grown to encompass also the regulation of developmental processes. Notably, new studies provide clues to their mode of action, underline the existence of conserved PUB-kinase modules, and suggest new links to G-protein signalling, placing PUBs at the crossroads of major signalling hubs...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236942/anaesthetics-stop-diverse-plant-organ-movements-affect-endocytic-vesicle-recycling-and-ros-homeostasis-and-block-action-potentials-in-venus-flytraps
#15
K Yokawa, T Kagenishi, A Pavlovic, S Gall, M Weiland, S Mancuso, F Baluška
Background and Aims: Anaesthesia for medical purposes was introduced in the 19th century. However, the physiological mode of anaesthetic drug actions on the nervous system remains unclear. One of the remaining questions is how these different compounds, with no structural similarities and even chemically inert elements such as the noble gas xenon, act as anaesthetic agents inducing loss of consciousness. The main goal here was to determine if anaesthetics affect the same or similar processes in plants as in animals and humans...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236694/dynamics-of-phosphoinositide-conversion-in-clathrin-mediated-endocytic-traffic
#16
Kangmin He, Robert Marsland Iii, Srigokul Upadhyayula, Eli Song, Song Dang, Benjamin R Capraro, Weiming Wang, Wesley Skillern, Raphael Gaudin, Minghe Ma, Tom Kirchhausen
Vesicular carriers transport proteins and lipids from one organelle to another, recognizing specific identifiers for the donor and acceptor membranes. Two important identifiers are phosphoinositides and GTP-bound GTPases, which provide well-defined but mutable labels. Phosphatidylinositol and its phosphorylated derivatives are present on the cytosolic faces of most cellular membranes. Reversible phosphorylation of its headgroup produces seven distinct phosphoinositides. In endocytic traffic, phosphatidylinositol-4,5-biphosphate marks the plasma membrane, and phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate and phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate mark distinct endosomal compartments...
December 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236364/intraflagellar-transporter-protein-140-ift140-a-component-of-ift-a-complex-is-essential-for-male-fertility-and-spermiogenesis-in-mice
#17
Yong Zhang, Hong Liu, Wei Li, Zhengang Zhang, Shiyang Zhang, Maria E Teves, Courtney Stevens, James A Foster, Gregory E Campbell, Jolene J Windle, Rex A Hess, Gregory J Pazour, Zhibing Zhang
Intraflagellar transport (IFT) is a conserved mechanism essential for the assembly and maintenance of most eukaryotic cilia and flagella. However, little is known about its role in sperm flagella formation and male fertility. IFT140 is a component of IFT-A complex. In mouse, it is highly expressed in the testis. Ift140 gene was inactivated specifically in mouse spermatocytes/spermatids. The mutant mice did not show any gross abnormalities, but all were infertile associated with significantly reduced sperm number and motility...
December 13, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236363/diabetic-status-influences-the-storage-of-melatonin-in-human-salivary-glands
#18
Michela Isola, Maria Alberta Lilliu, Francesco Loy, Raffaella Isola
Recently we reported on the detailed localization of melatonin (and its receptors) in human salivary glands, revealing that serous cells are able to store and secrete melatonin into saliva. Since we found that type 2 diabetic patients display reduced melatonin content in saliva, our next step was to examine the presence of melatonin in salivary glands removed from type 2 diabetic subjects. The resulting data were compared with those previously obtained by identical procedures in non diabetics, to establish if the diabetic status may affect melatonin distribution...
December 13, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236313/micrornas-and-exosomes-in-depression-potential-diagnostic-biomarkers
#19
Jahanshir Tavakolizadeh, Kambiz Roshanaei, Arash Salmaninejad, Reza Yari, Javid Sadri Nahand, Hoda Khoshdel Sarkarizi, Seyed Mojtaba Mousavi, Reza Salarinia, Majid Rahmati, Seyed Farshid Mousavi, Ryan Mokhtari, Hamed Mirzaei
Depression is known as one of important psychiatric disorders which could be associated with disability among various populations. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) and international statistical classification of diseases and related health problems (ICD-10) could be used as subjective diagnostic schemes for identification of mental disorders such as depression. Utilization of subjective diagnostic schemes are associated with limitations. Hence, it seems that employing of new diagnosis platforms is required...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236154/calcium-dynamics-in-tomato-pollen-tubes-using-the-yellow-cameleon-3-6-sensor
#20
María Laura Barberini, Lorena Sigaut, Weijie Huang, Silvina Mangano, Silvina Paola Denita Juarez, Eliana Marzol, José Estevez, Mariana Obertello, Lía Pietrasanta, Weihua Tang, Jorge Muschietti
In vitro tomato pollen tubes show a cytoplasmic calcium gradient that oscillates with the same period as growth. Pollen tube growth requires coordination between the tip-focused cytoplasmic calcium concentration ([Ca2+]cyt) gradient and the actin cytoskeleton. This [Ca2+]cyt gradient is necessary for exocytosis of small vesicles, which contributes to the delivery of new membrane and cell wall at the pollen tube tip. The mechanisms that generate and maintain this [Ca2+]cyt gradient are not completely understood...
December 13, 2017: Plant Reproduction
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