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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819188/highly-stabilized-core-satellite-gold-nanoassemblies-in-vivo-dna-directed-self-assembly-peg-modification-and-cell-imaging
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Liangfeng Tang, Guiping Yu, Lishan Tan, Min Li, Xiulong Deng, Jianyu Liu, Aiqing Li, Xuandi Lai, Jianqiang Hu
Au nanoparticles (NPs) have important applications in bioimaging, clinical diagnosis and even therapy due to its water-solubility, easy modification and drug-loaded capability, however, easy aggregation of Au NPs in normal saline and serum greatly limits its applications. In this work, highly stabilized core-satellite Au nanoassemblies (CSAuNAs) were constructed by a hierarchical DNA-directed self-assembly strategy, in which satellite Au NPs number could be effectively tuned through varying the ratios of core-AuNPs-ssDNA and satellite-AuNPs-ssDNAc...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810713/co-opted-megasatellite-dna-drives-evolution-of-secondary-night-vision-in-azara-s-owl-monkey
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Akihiko Koga, Hideyuki Tanabe, Yuriko Hirai, Hiroo Imai, Masanori Imamura, Takao Oishi, Roscoe Stanyon, Hirohisa Hirai
Owl monkeys (genus Aotus) are the only taxon in simian primates that consists of nocturnal or otherwise cathemeral species. Their night vision is superior to that of other monkeys, apes, and humans but not as good as that of typical nocturnal mammals. This incomplete night vision has been used to conclude that these monkeys only secondarily adapted to a nocturnal lifestyle, or to their cathemeral lifestyle that involves high night-time activity. It is known that the rod cells of many nocturnal mammals possess a unique nuclear architecture in which heterochromatin is centrally located...
July 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808437/how-to-assign-a-3%C3%A2-%C3%A2-1-dimensional-superspace-group-to-an-incommensurately-modulated-biological-macromolecular-crystal
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Jason Porta, Jeff Lovelace, Gloria E O Borgstahl
Periodic crystal diffraction is described using a three-dimensional (3D) unit cell and 3D space-group symmetry. Incommensurately modulated crystals are a subset of aperiodic crystals that need four to six dimensions to describe the observed diffraction pattern, and they have characteristic satellite reflections that are offset from the main reflections. These satellites have a non-integral relationship to the primary lattice and require q vectors for processing. Incommensurately modulated biological macromolecular crystals have been frequently observed but so far have not been solved...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Crystallography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808339/direct-reprogramming-of-fibroblasts-into-skeletal-muscle-progenitor-cells-by-transcription-factors-enriched-in-undifferentiated-subpopulation-of-satellite-cells
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Naoki Ito, Isao Kii, Noriaki Shimizu, Hirotoshi Tanaka, Takeda Shin'ichi
Satellite cells comprise a functionally heterogeneous population of stem cells in skeletal muscle. Separation of an undifferentiated subpopulation and elucidation of its molecular background are necessary to identify the reprogramming factors to induce skeletal muscle progenitor cells. In this study, we found that intracellular esterase activity distinguishes a subpopulation of cultured satellite cells with high stemness using esterase-sensitive cell staining reagent, calcein-AM. Gene expression analysis of this subpopulation revealed that defined combinations of transcription factors (Pax3, Mef2b, and Pitx1 or Pax7, Mef2b, and Pitx1 in embryonic fibroblasts, and Pax7, Mef2b and MyoD in adult fibroblasts) reprogrammed fibroblasts into skeletal muscle progenitor cells...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803542/spin-infection-enables-efficient-gene-delivery-to-muscle-stem-cells
#5
Yusaku Kodaka, Yoko Asakura, Atsushi Asakura
Viral vector-mediated foreign gene expression in cultured cells has been extensively used in stem cell studies to explore gene function. However, it is difficult to obtain high-quality stem cells and primary cells after viral vector infection. Here, we describe a new protocol for high-efficiency retroviral infection of primary muscle stem cell (satellite cell) cultures. We compared multiple commercially available transfection reagents to determine which was optimal for retroviral infections of primary myoblasts...
August 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802006/the-role-of-satellite-cells-in-activity-induced-adaptations-breathing-new-life-into-the-debate
#6
Michael De Lisio, Jean Farup
Satellite cells are myogenic stem cells responsible for muscle regeneration throughout the lifespan. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800366/proceedings-of-the-isev-symposium-on-hiv-neuroaids-drug-abuse-evs
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Guoku Hu, Kenneth W Witwer, Vincent C Bond, Norman Haughey, Fatah Kashanchi, Lynn Pulliam, Shilpa Buch
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are globular, membrane bound nanovesicles (30-100 nm range) that are shed both during normal cellular functioning and under pathological conditions by most cell types. In recent years, there has been significant interest in the study of these vesicles as conduits for the delivery of information between cells from both analogous and disparate tissues. Their ability to carry specialised cargo including signalling mediators, proteins, messenger RNA and miRNAs characterises these vesicles as primary facilitators of cell-to-cell communication and regulation...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795971/altered-satellite-cell-dynamics-accompany-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-during-chronic-illness-disuse-and-aging
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Colleen F McKenna, Christopher S Fry
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review explores recent research investigating the contribution of satellite cells (skeletal muscle stem cells) during muscle fiber atrophy as seen in periods of disuse, illness, and aging. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies indicate reduced satellite cell activity and density in a variety of acute and chronic conditions characterized by robust muscle wasting. The direct contribution of satellite cells to unloading/denervation and chronic illness-induced atrophy remains controversial...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795443/effect-of-conjugated-linoleic-acids-and-omega-3-fatty-acids-with-or-without-resistance-training-on-muscle-mass-in-high-fat-diet-fed-middle-aged-mice
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Sang-Rok Lee, Andy V Khamoui, Edward Jo, Michael C Zourdos, Lynn B Panton, Michael J Ormsbee, Jeong-Su Kim
This study investigated the effects of 20 weeks of combined conjugated linoleic acid/omega-3 fatty acid (n-3) administration independently or combined with resistance exercise training (RET) muscle in middle-aged mice consuming a high-fat diet (HFD). Nine-month-old C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned into four experimental groups (H: high-fat diet, HE: H + RET, HCN: H + CLA/n-3, and HECN: H + CLA/n3 + RET). Body composition and functional capacity were assessed at pre- and post-intervention. Muscle tissues were collected at 14 months of age...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790171/the-ror1-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-plays-a-critical-role-in-regulating-satellite-cell-proliferation-during-regeneration-of-injured-muscle
#10
Koki Kamizaki, Ryosuke Doi, Makoto Hayashi, Takeshi Saji, Motoi Kanagawa, Tatsushi Toda, So-Ichiro Fukada, Hsin-Yi Henry Ho, Michael Eldon Greenberg, Mitsuharu Endo, Yasuhiro Minami
The Ror family receptor tyrosine kinases, Ror1 and Ror2 play important roles in regulating developmental morphogenesis and tissue- and organogenesis, but their roles in tissue regeneration in adult animals remains largely unknown. In this study, we examined the expression and function of Ror1 and Ror2 during skeletal muscle regeneration. Using an in vivo skeletal muscle injury model, we show that expression of Ror1 and Ror2 in skeletal muscles is induced transiently by the inflammatory cytokines, TNF-α and IL-1β, after injury, and that inhibition of TNF-α and IL-1β by neutralizing antibodies suppresses expression of Ror1 and Ror2 in injured muscles...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780350/effect-of-elovl3-expression-on-bovine-skeletal-muscle-derived-satellite-cell-differentiation
#11
Dan Liu, Jia-Hui Xu, Hui-Li Tong, Shu-Feng Li, Yun-Qin Yan
ELOVL3 is involved in elongating saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, and is a critical enzyme for lipid accumulation in brown adipocytes during the early phase of tissue recruitment. In addition, ELOVL3 is related to increased fatty acid oxidation in brown adipocytes. However, the potential functions of ELOVL3 in bovine cells remain unclear. Herein, we aimed to elucidate the effect of the ELOVL3 on the differentiation of bovine skeletal muscle-derived satellite cells (MDSCs). Western blot and immunofluorescence analyses were used for elucidating ELOVL3 expression pattern in bovine MDSCs during differentiation in vitro...
August 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777295/soymilk-improves-muscle-weakness-in-young-ovariectomized-female-mice
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Yuriko Kitajima, Shizuka Ogawa, Shintaro Egusa, Yusuke Ono
Estrogens play a key role in an extensive range of physiological functions in various types of tissues throughout the body in females. We previously showed that estrogen insufficiency caused muscle weakness that could be rescued by estrogen administration in a young female ovariectomized (OVX) mouse model. However, long-term estrogen replacement therapy increases risks of breast cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Soymilk contains plant-based protein and isoflavones that exert estrogen-like activity. Here we examined the effects of prolonged soymilk intake on muscle and its resident stem cells, called satellite cells, in the estrogen-insufficient model...
August 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775150/bcap-is-a-centriolar-satellite-protein-and-inhibitor-of-ciliogenesis
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Paul de Saram, Anila Iqbal, Jennifer N Murdoch, Christopher J Wilkinson
The centrosome and cilium are organelles with important roles in microtubule organisation, cell division, cell signalling, embryogenesis, and tissue homeostasis. The two organelles are mutually exclusive. The centriole/basal body is found at the core of the centrosome (centriole) or at the base of the cilium (basal body) and changing which organelle is present in a cell requires modification to the centriole/basal body both in terms of composition and sub-cellular localisation. While many protein components required for centrosome and cilium biogenesis have been described, there are far fewer known inhibitors of ciliogenesis...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767917/action-of-vanillin-vanilla-planifolia-on-the-morphology-of-tibialis-anterior-and-soleus-muscles-after-nerve-injury
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Ana Luiza Peretti, Juliana Sobral Antunes, Keli Lovison, Regina Inês Kunz, Lidyane Regina Gomes Castor, Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini, Lucinéia de Fátima Chasko Ribeiro
Objective: To evaluate the action of vanillin (Vanilla planifolia) on the morphology of tibialis anterior and soleus muscles after peripheral nerve injury. Methods: Wistar rats were divided into four groups, with seven animals each: Control Group, Vanillin Group, Injury Group, and Injury + Vanillin Group. The Injury Group and the Injury + Vanillin Group animals were submitted to nerve injury by compression of the sciatic nerve; the Vanillin Group and Injury + Vanillin Group, were treated daily with oral doses of vanillin (150mg/kg) from the 3rd to the 21st day after induction of nerve injury...
April 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765418/the-emergence-of-sarcopenia-as-an-important-entity-in-older-people
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Natalie J Offord, Miles D Witham
Sarcopenia refers to the loss of muscle mass and strength seen with advancing age. The pathophysiology is multifactorial, with loss of muscle satellite cells, changes in hormonal systems, chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and anabolic resistance to protein utilisation all implicated. Older age, female sex and immobility are important risk factors. Sarcopenia is clinically important as it is a major risk factor for physical frailty, falls, prolonged hospitalisation, dependency and earlier death. Diagnosis requires evidence of reduced muscle mass measured by handgrip strength or walk speed, together with evidence of low muscle mass, measured by one of a variety of techniques such as bioimpedance analysis or dual X-ray absorptiometry...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760200/rna-dependent-stabilization-of-suv39h1-at-constitutive-heterochromatin
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Whitney L Johnson, William T Yewdell, Jason C Bell, Shannon M McNulty, Zachary Duda, Rachel J O'Neill, Beth A Sullivan, Aaron F Straight
Heterochromatin formed by the SUV39 histone methyltransferases represses transcription from repetitive DNA sequences and ensures genomic stability. How SUV39 enzymes localize to their target genomic loci remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that chromatin-associated RNA contributes to the stable association of SUV39H1 with constitutive heterochromatin in human cells. We find that RNA associated with mitotic chromosomes is concentrated at pericentric heterochromatin, and is encoded, in part, by repetitive α-satellite sequences, which are retained in cis at their transcription sites...
August 1, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760199/major-satellite-repeat-rna-stabilize-heterochromatin-retention-of-suv39h-enzymes-by-rna-nucleosome-association-and-rna-dna-hybrid-formation
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Oscar Velazquez Camacho, Carmen Galan, Kalina Swist-Rosowska, Reagan Ching, Michael Gamalinda, Fethullah Karabiber, Inti De La Rosa-Velazquez, Bettina Engist, Birgit Koschorz, Nicholas Shukeir, Megumi Onishi-Seebacher, Suzanne van de Nobelen, Thomas Jenuwein
The Suv39h1 and Suv39h2 histone lysine methyltransferases are hallmark enzymes at mammalian heterochromatin. We show here that the mouse Suv39h2 enzyme differs from Suv39h1 by containing an N-terminal basic domain that facilitates retention at mitotic chromatin and provides an additional affinity for major satellite repeat RNA. To analyze an RNA-dependent interaction with chromatin, we purified native nucleosomes from mouse ES cells and detect that Suv39h1 and Suv39h2 exclusively associate with poly-nucleosomes...
August 1, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760140/the-three-dimensional-genome-organization-of-drosophila-melanogaster-through-data-integration
#18
Qingjiao Li, Harianto Tjong, Xiao Li, Ke Gong, Xianghong Jasmine Zhou, Irene Chiolo, Frank Alber
BACKGROUND: Genome structures are dynamic and non-randomly organized in the nucleus of higher eukaryotes. To maximize the accuracy and coverage of three-dimensional genome structural models, it is important to integrate all available sources of experimental information about a genome's organization. It remains a major challenge to integrate such data from various complementary experimental methods. Here, we present an approach for data integration to determine a population of complete three-dimensional genome structures that are statistically consistent with data from both genome-wide chromosome conformation capture (Hi-C) and lamina-DamID experiments...
July 31, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759306/skeletal-muscle-regeneration-involves-macrophage-myoblast-bonding
#19
Laura Cristina Ceafalan, Tudor Emanuel Fertig, Alexandru Cristian Popescu, Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu, Mihail Eugen Hinescu, Mihaela Gherghiceanu
Regeneration in adult skeletal muscle relies on the activation, proliferation, and fusion of myogenic precursor cells (MPC), mostly resident satellite cells (SC). However, the regulatory mechanism during this process is still under evaluation, with the final aim to manipulate regeneration when the intrinsic mechanism is corrupted. Furthermore, intercellular connections during skeletal muscle regeneration have not been previously thoroughly documented. Our hypothesis was that a direct and close cellular interaction between SC/MPC and invading myeloid cells is a key step in order to control regeneration...
July 31, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757453/lnc133b-a-novel-long-non-coding-rna-regulates-bovine-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation-by-mediating-mir-133b
#20
Cong Fei Jin, Yan Li, Xiang Bin Ding, Xin Li, Lin Lin Zhang, Xin Feng Liu, Hong Guo
The proliferation and differentiation of skeletal muscle satellite cells is regulated by multiple regulatory factors including non-coding RNAs. It has been reported that miR-133b regulates myogenesis. In this study, we detected a novel lncRNA, lnc133b, which is completely complemented by mature miR-133b, indicating that lnc133b may regulate the expression of miR-133b by "sponge" miR-133b. A luciferase report assay confirmed that lnc133b interacts with miR-133b in regions complemented by miR-133b. We successfully constructed lnc133b gain/loss-of-function cell models by infecting LV-1nc133b and transfecting si-lnc133b into satellite cells...
July 27, 2017: Gene
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