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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324651/line-activity-of-ganglioside-gm1-regulates-raft-size-distribution-in-a-cholesterol-dependent-manner
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Timur R Galimzyanov, Anna S Lyushnyak, Veronika V Aleksandrova, Liudmila A Shilova, Ilya I Mikhalyov, Irina M Molotkovskaya, Sergey A Akimov, Oleg V Batishchev
Liquid-ordered lipid domains, also called rafts, are assumed to be important players in different cellular processes, mainly signal transduction and membrane trafficking. They are thicker than the disordered part of the membrane and are thought to form for compensating the hydrophobic mismatch between transmembrane proteins and lipid environment. Despite the existence of such structures in vivo is still an open question, they are observed in model systems of multicomponent lipid bilayers. Moreover, the predictions obtained from model experiments allow explaining different physiological processes possibly involving rafts...
March 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323939/tac1-gene-products-regulate-pituitary-hormone-secretion-and-gene-expression-in-prepubertal-grass-carp-pituitary-cells
#2
Guangfu Hu, Mulan He, Wendy K W Ko, Anderson O L Wong
Tachykinin 1 (TAC1) is known to have diverse functions in mammals but similar information is scarce in lower vertebrates including fish species. Using grass carp as a model, the pituitary actions, receptor specificity and post-receptor signaling of TAC1 gene products, namely substance P (SP) and neurokinin A (NKA), were examined. As a first step, TAC1 encoding carp SP and NKA as well as tachykinin receptors NK1R and NK2R were cloned in carp pituitary. Expression studies revealed that the newly cloned receptors were functional and with pharmacological properties similar to mammalian counterparts...
March 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319728/modulation-of-host-cell-apoptotic-pathways-by-intracellular-pathogens
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REVIEW
Anja Friedrich, Julian Pechstein, Christian Berens, Anja Lührmann
Nearly all steps of the host cell apoptotic cascade can be subverted by intracellular microorganisms. Some pathogens modulate early steps and interfere with sensing of extracellular signals, cellular stress or signal transduction; others target Bcl-2 proteins, caspases, or inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs). In many cases the exact molecular mechanisms leading to interference with the host cell apoptotic cascade are still unknown. However, there are some examples where bacterial factors that modulate host cell death have been identified...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318721/-physiology-of-the-visual-retinal-signal-from-phototransduction-to-the-visual-cycle
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REVIEW
C Salesse
The retinal photoreceptors (rods and cones) are responsible for light absorption and transduction of the signal, which is transmitted to the other retinal nerve cells and then to the brain. The chromophore of visual pigments of rods and cones is a particular isomer of a vitamin A derivative. Light absorption by this chromophore leads to its isomerization and to a phototransduction cascade, which results in photoreceptor hyperpolarization and cessation of glutamate secretion at their synaptic terminals. Phototransduction of cones and rods differs in their signal amplification and inactivation, which is consistent with their respective functions...
March 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318412/effects-of-lithium-and-2-4-dichlorophenol-on-zebrafish-circadian-rhythm-disorder-and-molecular-effects
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Bo Xiao, Li-Qiang Cui, Cheng Ding, Han Wang
The aim of this study was to investigate lithium and 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP)-induced circadian rhythm disorder and their genome-wide effects in zebrafish. Zebrafish larvae were exposed to 250 ppm LiCl (n = 40) or 20 ppm 2,4-DCP. RNA was subsequently extracted and determined quantitatively. The mRNA levels of circadian clock-related genes, including clock1a, bmal1b, per2, and per1b, were determined. Microarray datasets were generated and the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified. The mRNA levels of some upregulated and downregulated DEGs were examined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
March 20, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317979/fluorescent-bioimaging-of-ph-from-design-to-applications
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Ji-Ting Hou, Wen Xiu Ren, Kun Li, Jinho Seo, Amit Sharma, Xiao-Qi Yu, Jong Seung Kim
Protons play crucial roles in many physiological and pathological processes, such as receptor-mediated signal transduction, ion transport, endocytosis, homeostasis, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. The urgent demand for pH imaging and measurement in biological systems has incited the development of fluorescent pH probes. Numerous fluorescent probes have been reported, but many lack the abilities needed for biological applications. Hence, the development of new pH probes with better biocompatibility, sensitivity, and site-specificity is still indispensable...
March 20, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316880/optimizing-the-use-of-a-sensor-resource-for-opponent-polarization-coding
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Francisco J H Heras, Simon B Laughlin
Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (central rhabdomere pair, CRP) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given resource, CRP length, between R7 and R8 affects their ability to code polarization angle. We model optical absorption to show how the length fractions allotted to R7 and R8 determine the rates at which they transduce photons, and correct these rates for transduction unit saturation...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316353/cassava-postharvest-physiological-deterioration-a-complex-phenomenon-involving-calcium-signaling-reactive-oxygen-species-and-programmed-cell-death
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REVIEW
Astride S M Djabou, Luiz J C B Carvalho, Qing X Li, Nicolas Niemenak, Songbi Chen
Postharvest physiological deterioration (PPD) of cassava (Manihot esculenta) storage roots is a complex physiological and biochemical process which involve many regulatory networks linked with specific proteins modulation and signaling transduction pathways. However, it is poorly understood regarding biological regulation, and the interactions among protein groups and signals to determine PPD syndrome in cassava storage roots. This review sheds some light on the possible molecular mechanisms involved in reactive oxygen species (ROS), calcium signaling transduction, and programmed cell death (PCD) in cassava PPD syndrome...
2017: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316063/endothelial-long-non-coding-rnas-regulated-by-oxidized-ldl
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Krishna K Singh, Pratiek N Matkar, Yi Pan, Adrian Quan, Vijay Gupta, Hwee Teoh, Mohammed Al-Omran, Subodh Verma
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, in part via an effect to promote endothelial dysfunction. In the present study, we evaluated the expression profiles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and protein-coding mRNAs in endothelial cells following oxLDL stimulation. LncRNAs and mRNAs from human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were profiled with the Arraystar Human lncRNA Expression Microarray V3.0 following 24 h of oxLDL treatment (100 µg/mL)...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316059/prevention-of-tumour-cell-apoptosis-associated-with-sustained-protein-kinase-b-phosphorylation-is-more-sensitive-to-regulation-by-insulin-signalling-than-stimulation-of-proliferation-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase
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Christoph Schmid, Claudia Ghirlanda, Markus Niessen
Insulin controls blood glucose while insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 is an important growth factor. Interestingly, both hormones have overlapping bioactivities and can activate the same intracellular signal transduction cascades. Growth control (mainly by IGF1) and metabolic function (predominantly by insulin) are believed to depend on activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) 1/2 and protein kinase B (Akt/PKB), respectively. Therefore, insulin analogues that are used to normalize blood glucose are tested for their ability to preferentially activate Akt/PKB but not ERK1/2 and mitogenesis...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315704/interleukin-6-and-prostate-cancer-current-developments-and-unsolved-questions
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Zoran Culig, Martin Puhr
Interleukin (IL)-6 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that is expressed in prostate tumors and in the stromal tumor micro-enviroment. It is known to regulate proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and differentiation. The signaling pathway of Janus kinase and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3, which is activated by IL-6, is in the focus of scientific investigations for improved treatment approaches. Different effects of IL-6 and/or STAT3 on tumor cell growth have been observed in human and murine prostate cancer (PCa) models...
March 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315685/abcb10-depletion-reduces-unfolded-protein-response-in-mitochondria
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Masato Yano
Mitochondria have many functions, including ATP generation. The electron transport chain (ETC) and the coupled ATP synthase generate ATP by consuming oxygen. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are also produced by ETC, and ROS damage deoxyribonucleic acids, membrane lipids and proteins. Recent analysis indicate that mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPR(mt)), which enhances expression of mitochondrial chaperones and proteases to remove damaged proteins, is activated when damaged proteins accumulate in the mitochondria...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315588/neuromedin-an-insight-into-its-types-receptors-and-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Saumitra Gajjar, Bhoomika M Patel
Neuropeptides are small protein used by neurons in signal communications. Neuromedin U was the first neuropeptide discovered from the porcine spinal and showed its potent constricting activities on uterus hence was entitled with neuromedin U. Following neuromedin U another of its isoform was discovered neuromedin S which was observed in suprachiasmatic nucleus hence was entitled neuromedin S. Neuromedin K and neuromedin L are of kanassin class which belong to tachykinin family. Bombesin family consists of neuromedin B and neuromedin C...
January 22, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315494/role-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-topography-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-in-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Mengqi Shi, Wen Song, Tianxiao Han, Bei Chang, Guangwen Li, Jianfeng Jin, Yumei Zhang
The topography of biomaterials can significantly influence the osteogenic differentiation of cells. Understanding topographical signal transduction is critical for developing biofunctional surfaces, but the current knowledge is insufficient. Recently, numerous reports have suggested that the unfolded protein response (UPR) and osteogenic differentiation are inter-linked. Therefore, we hypothesize that the UPR pathway may be involved in the topography-induced osteogenesis. In the present study, different surface topographies were fabricated on pure titanium foils and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and UPR pathway were systematically investigated...
March 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314854/common-nonmutational-notch1-activation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Giulia Fabbri, Antony B Holmes, Mara Viganotti, Claudio Scuoppo, Laura Belver, Daniel Herranz, Xiao-Jie Yan, Yasmine Kieso, Davide Rossi, Gianluca Gaidano, Nicholas Chiorazzi, Adolfo A Ferrando, Riccardo Dalla-Favera
Activating mutations of NOTCH1 (a well-known oncogene in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia) are present in ∼4-13% of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cases, where they are associated with disease progression and chemorefractoriness. However, the specific role of NOTCH1 in leukemogenesis remains to be established. Here, we report that the active intracellular portion of NOTCH1 (ICN1) is detectable in ∼50% of peripheral blood CLL cases lacking gene mutations. We identify a "NOTCH1 gene-expression signature" in CLL cells, and show that this signature is significantly enriched in primary CLL cases expressing ICN1, independent of NOTCH1 mutation...
March 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314768/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-liberates-transmissible-cytotoxic-prion-amyloids
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Ron Balczon, K Adam Morrow, Chun Zhou, Bradley Edmonds, Mikhail Alexeyev, Jean-Francois Pittet, Brant M Wagener, Stephen A Moser, Silas Leavesley, Xiangming Zha, Dara W Frank, Troy Stevens
Patients who recover from pneumonia subsequently have elevated rates of death after hospital discharge as a result of secondary organ damage, the causes of which are unknown. We used the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia, as a model for investigating this phenomenon. We show that infection of pulmonary endothelial cells by P. aeruginosa induces production and release of a cytotoxic amyloid molecule with prion characteristics, including resistance to various nucleases and proteases...
March 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314727/transcriptomic-analyses-elucidate-adaptive-differences-of-closely-related-strains-of-p-aeruginosa-in-fuel
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Thusitha S Gunasekera, Loryn L Bowen, Carol E Zhou, Susan C Howard-Byerly, William S Foley, Richard C Striebich, Larry C Dugan, Oscar N Ruiz
Pseudomonas aeruginosa can utilize hydrocarbons, but different strains have varying degrees of adaptation despite their highly conserved genome. P. aeruginosa ATCC 33988 is highly adapted to hydrocarbons while strain PAO1, a human pathogen, is less-adapted and degrades jet fuel at a slower rate than does ATCC 33988. We investigated fuel specific transcriptomic differences between these strains in order to ascertain the underling mechanisms utilized by the adapted strain to proliferate in fuel. During growth in fuel, the genes related to alkane degradation, heat-shock response, membrane proteins, efflux pumps and several novel genes were upregulated in ATCC 33988...
March 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314592/reactive-oxygen-species-localization-programs-inflammation-to-clear-microbes-of-different-size
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Annika Warnatsch, Theodora-Dorita Tsourouktsoglou, Nora Branzk, Qian Wang, Susanna Reincke, Susanne Herbst, Maximiliano Gutierrez, Venizelos Papayannopoulos
How the number of immune cells recruited to sites of infection is determined and adjusted to differences in the cellular stoichiometry between host and pathogen is unknown. Here, we have uncovered a role for reactive oxygen species (ROS) as sensors of microbe size. By sensing the differential localization of ROS generated in response to microbes of different size, neutrophils tuned their interleukin (IL)-1β expression via the selective oxidation of NF-κB, in order to implement distinct inflammatory programs...
March 8, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314173/histopathology-combined-with-transcriptome-analyses-reveals-the-mechanism-of-resistance-to-meloidogyne-incognita-in-cucumis-metuliferus
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De-You Ye, Yong-Hong Qi, Su-Fang Cao, Bing-Qiang Wei, Hua-Sheng Zhang
Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) cause serious threat to cucumber production. Cucumis metuliferus, a relative of cucumber, is reported to be resistant to Meloidogyne incognita, yet the underlying resistance mechanism remains unclear. In this study, the response of resistant C. metuliferus accession PI482443 following nematode infection was studied in comparison with susceptible C. sativus cv. Jinlv No.3. Roots of selected Cucumis seedings were analysed using histological and biochemical techniques. Transcriptome changes of the resistance reaction were investigated by RNA-seq...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304171/proteome-analysis-using-itraq-reveals-the-alterations-in-stress-induced-dysfunctional-chicken-muscle
#20
Tong Xing, Chong Wang, Xue Zhao, Chen Dai, Guanghong Zhou, Xinglian Xu
The current study was designed to investigate the changes in the protein profiles of pale, soft and exudative (PSE)-like muscles of broilers subjected to transportation under high temperature conditions, using isobaric tags for relative and absolute analysis quantitation (iTRAQ). Arbor Acres chickens (n = 112) were randomly divided to two treatments: unstressed control (CON) and 0.5 h of transport (T). Birds were transported based on a designed protocol. Pectoralis major (PM) muscle samples in the T group were collected and classified as normal (T-NOR) or PSE-like (T-PSE)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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