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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343268/cytogenetic-comparison-of-heteromorphic-and-homomorphic-sex-chromosomes-in-coccinia-cucurbitaceae-points-to-sex-chromosome-turnover
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Aretuza Sousa, Jörg Fuchs, Susanne S Renner
Our understanding of the evolution of plant sex chromosomes is increasing rapidly due to high-throughput sequencing data and phylogenetic and molecular-cytogenetic approaches that make it possible to infer the evolutionary direction and steps leading from homomorphic to heteromorphic sex chromosomes. Here, we focus on four species of Coccinia, a genus of 25 dioecious species, including Coccinia grandis, the species with the largest known plant Y chromosome. Based on a phylogeny for the genus, we selected three species close to C...
March 25, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342550/the-effects-of-endothelin-1-on-satellite-glial-cells-in-peripheral-ganglia
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Rachel Feldman-Goriachnik, Menachem Hanani
Endothelins (ET) are a family of highly active neuropeptides with manifold influences via ET receptors (ETR) in both the peripheral and central nervous systems. We have shown previously that satellite glial cells (SGCs) in mouse trigeminal ganglia (TG) are extremely sensitive to ET-1 in evoking [Ca(2+)]in increase, apparently via ETBR activation, but there is no functional information on ETR in SGCs of other peripheral ganglia. Here we tested the effects of ET-1 on SGCs in nodose ganglia (NG), which is sensory, and superior cervical ganglia (Sup-CG), which is part of the sympathetic nervous system, and further investigated the influence of ET-1 on SGCs in TG...
March 18, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339556/influence-of-temperature-and-growth-selection-on-turkey-pectoralis-major-muscle-satellite-cell-adipogenic-gene-expression-and-lipid-accumulation
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D L Clark, G M Strasburg, K M Reed, S G Velleman
Immature poults have an inefficient thermoregulatory system, and therefore extreme ambient temperatures can impact their internal body temperature. Satellite cells, the only posthatch myonuclei source, are multipotential stem cells and sensitive to temperature. Selection for faster-growing, high-yielding birds has altered satellite-cell properties. The objective of the current study was to determine how temperature affects adipogenic properties of satellite cells isolated from the pectoralis major ( ) muscle of Randombred Control line ( ) and F line turkeys selected only for increased 16-wk body weight from the RBC2 line...
October 6, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333343/centromere-destiny-in-dicentric-chromosomes-new-insights-from-the-evolution-of-human-chromosome-2-ancestral-centromeric-region
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Giorgia Chiatante, Giuliana Giannuzzi, Francesco Maria Calabrese, Evan E Eichler, Mario Ventura
Dicentric chromosomes are products of genomic rearrangements that place two centromeres on the same chromosome. Due to the presence of two primary constrictions, they are inherently unstable and overcome their instability by epigenetically inactivating and/or deleting one of the two centromeres, thus resulting in functionally monocentric chromosomes that segregate normally during cell division. Our understanding to date of dicentric chromosome formation, behavior and fate has been largely inferred from observational studies in plants and humans as well as artificially produced de novo dicentrics in yeast and in human cells...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332979/the-perk-arm-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-regulates-satellite-cell-mediated-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
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Guangyan Xiong, Sajedah M Hindi, Aman K Mann, Yann Simon Gallot, Kyle R Bohnert, Douglas R Cavener, Scott R Whittemore, Ashok Kumar
Regeneration of skeletal muscle in adults is mediated by satellite stem cells. Accumulation of misfolded proteins triggers endoplasmic reticulum stress that leads to unfolded protein response (UPR). The UPR is relayed to the cell through the activation of PERK, IRE1/XBP1, and ATF6. Here, we demonstrate that levels of PERK and IRE1 are increased in satellite cells upon muscle injury. Inhibition of PERK, but not the IRE1 arm of the UPR in satellite cells inhibits myofiber regeneration in adult mice. PERK is essential for the survival and differentiation of activated satellite cells into the myogenic lineage...
March 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329045/extensive-type-ii-muscle-fiber-atrophy-in-elderly-female-hip-fracture-patients
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Irene Fleur Kramer, Tim Snijders, Joey S J Smeets, Marika Leenders, Janneau van Kranenburg, Marcel den Hoed, Lex B Verdijk, Martijn Poeze, Luc J C van Loon
Background: Sarcopenia, or the loss of muscle mass and strength, is known to increase the risk for falls and (hip) fractures in older people. The objective of this study was to assess the skeletal muscle fiber characteristics in elderly female hip fracture patients. Method: Percutaneous needle biopsies were collected from the vastus lateralis muscle in 15 healthy young women (20 ± 0.4 years), 15 healthy elderly women (79 ± 1.7 years), and 15 elderly women with a fall-related hip fracture (82 ± 1...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327665/akirin2-regulates-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-porcine-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cells-via-erk1-2-and-nfatc1-signaling-pathways
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Xiaoling Chen, Yanliu Luo, Zhiqing Huang, Gang Jia, Guangmang Liu, Hua Zhao
Akirin2, a novel nuclear factor, plays an important role in myogenesis. To investigate the role of Akirin2 in proliferation and differentiation of porcine skeletal muscle satellite cells, Akirin2 overexpression and Akirin2 silence technologies were employed. Our results showed that overexpression of Akirin2 markedly enhanced the proliferation and differentiation of porcine skeletal muscle satellite cells, whereas silencing of Akirin2 got the opposite results. Furthermore, our results showed that Akirin2 affected proliferation and differentiation of porcine skeletal muscle satellite cells through extracellular-signal regulated kinase-1/2 (ERK1/2) and NFATc1 signaling pathways...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326927/glial-activation-in-the-collagenase-model-of-nociception-associated-with-osteoarthritis
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Sara Adães, Lígia Almeida, Catarina S Potes, Ana Rita Ferreira, José M Castro-Lopes, Joana Ferreira-Gomes, Fani L Neto
Background Experimental osteoarthritis entails neuropathic-like changes in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons. Since glial activation has emerged as a key player in nociception, being reported in numerous models of neuropathic pain, we aimed at evaluating if glial cell activation may also occur in the DRG and spinal cord of rats with osteoarthritis induced by intra-articular injection of collagenase. Methods Osteoarthritis was induced by two injections, separated by three days, of 500 U of type II collagenase into the knee joint of rats...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316975/role-of-estrogens-in-the-size-of-neuronal-somata-of-paravaginal-ganglia-in-ovariectomized-rabbits
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Laura G Hernández-Aragón, Verónica García-Villamar, María de Los Ángeles Carrasco-Ruiz, Leticia Nicolás-Toledo, Arturo Ortega, Estela Cuevas-Romero, Margarita Martínez-Gómez, Francisco Castelán
We aimed to determine the role of estrogens in modulating the size of neuronal somata of paravaginal ganglia. Rabbits were allocated into control (C), ovariectomized (OVX), and OVX treated with estradiol benzoate (OVX + EB) groups to evaluate the neuronal soma area; total serum estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) levels; the percentage of immunoreactive (ir) neurons anti-aromatase, anti-estrogen receptor (ERα, ERβ) and anti-androgen receptor (AR); the intensity of the immunostaining anti-glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and the GDNF family receptor alpha type 1 (GFRα1); and the number of satellite glial cells (SGCs) per neuron...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306190/natural-polymeric-hydrogel-evaluation-for-skeletal-muscle-tissue-engineering
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Beth E Pollot, Christopher R Rathbone, Joseph C Wenke, Teja Guda
Although skeletal muscle has a remarkable ability to repair/regenerate after most types of injuries, there is limited regeneration after volumetric muscle loss (VML). A number of scaffold materials have been used in the development of grafts to treat VML, however, there is still a need to better understand the most appropriate material with regards to its ability to maintain mechanical integrity while also supporting myogenesis. Five commonly used natural polymeric materials (Collagen I, Agarose, Alginate, Fibrin, and Collagen Chitosan) used in skeletal muscle tissue engineering grafts were evaluated for their mechanical properties and myogenic capacity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293300/silencing-markers-are-retained-on-pericentric-heterochromatin-during-murine-primordial-germ-cell-development
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Aristea Magaraki, Godfried van der Heijden, Esther Sleddens-Linkels, Leonidas Magarakis, Wiggert A van Cappellen, Antoine H F M Peters, Joost Gribnau, Willy M Baarends, Maureen Eijpe
BACKGROUND: In the nuclei of most mammalian cells, pericentric heterochromatin is characterized by DNA methylation, histone modifications such as H3K9me3 and H4K20me3, and specific binding proteins like heterochromatin-binding protein 1 isoforms (HP1 isoforms). Maintenance of this specialized chromatin structure is of great importance for genome integrity and for the controlled repression of the repetitive elements within the pericentric DNA sequence. Here we have studied histone modifications at pericentric heterochromatin during primordial germ cell (PGC) development using different fixation conditions and fluorescent immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical protocols...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291734/safety-assessment-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-the-flowers-of-nymphaea-lotus-linn-nymphaeaceae-acute-neuro-and-subchronic-oral-toxicity-studies-in-albinos-wistar-rats
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Mireille Kameni Poumeni, Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré Dzeufiet Djomeni, Yolande Sandrine Mengue Ngadena, Marguerite Francine Mballa, Madeleine Chantal Ngoungoure, Agnès Carolle Ouafo, Théophile Dimo, Pierre Kamtchouing
BACKGROUND: Nymphaea lotus Linn (N. lotus) is a medicinal plant widely used in Cameroon popular medicine, to treat neuropsychiatric conditions, male sexual disorders or as food supplement. However, scientific data on the pharmacotoxic profile of this plant are not available. The safety of N. lotus was assessed in acute, neuro- and subchronic toxicity studies by following the OECD guidelines. Effectively, no data have been published until now in regard to its safety on the nervous system...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290190/disruption-in-bone-marrow-fat-may-attenuate-testosterone-action-on-muscle-size-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Ashraf S Gorgey, Pamela D Moore, Rodney C Wade, Ranjodh S Gill, Timothy Lavis, Robert A Adler
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells can be differentiated into muscle satellite cells. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) promotes the differentiation of satellite cells into muscle cells. CASE REPORT: A 31 year old male with a T4 complete chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) had fixation for a mid-shaft fracture of the left femur. The participant received transdermal testosterone patches (4mg/day) daily for 16 weeks. Skeletal muscle and yellow bone marrow adiposity cross-sectional areas (CSAs) of both thighs were measured using magnetic resonance imaging...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287512/preparation-and-culture-of-myogenic-precursor-cells-primary-myoblasts-from-skeletal-muscle-of-adult-and-aged-humans
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Ana Soriano-Arroquia, Peter D Clegg, Andrew P Molloy, Katarzyna Goljanek-Whysall
Skeletal muscle homeostasis depends on muscle growth (hypertrophy), atrophy and regeneration. During ageing and in several diseases, muscle wasting occurs. Loss of muscle mass and function is associated with muscle fiber type atrophy, fiber type switching, defective muscle regeneration associated with dysfunction of satellite cells, muscle stem cells, and other pathophysiological processes. These changes are associated with changes in intracellular as well as local and systemic niches. In addition to most commonly used rodent models of muscle ageing, there is a need to study muscle homeostasis and wasting using human models, which due to ethical implications, consist predominantly of in vitro cultures...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283297/a-new-approach-for-the-estimation-of-phytoplankton-cell-counts-associated-with-algal-blooms
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Majid Nazeer, Man Sing Wong, Janet Elizabeth Nichol
This study proposes a method for estimating phytoplankton cell counts associated with an algal bloom, using satellite images coincident with in situ and meteorological parameters. Satellite images from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM), Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), Operational Land Imager (OLI) and HJ-1 A/B Charge Couple Device (CCD) sensors were integrated with the meteorological observations to provide an estimate of phytoplankton cell counts. All images were atmospherically corrected using the Second Simulation of the Satellite Signal in the Solar Spectrum (6S) atmospheric correction method with a possible error of 1...
March 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279710/satellite-like-cells-contribute-to-pax7-dependent-skeletal-muscle-repair-in-adult-zebrafish
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Michael A Berberoglu, Thomas L Gallagher, Zachary T Morrow, Jared C Talbot, Kimberly J Hromowyk, Inês M Tenente, David M Langenau, Sharon L Amacher
Satellite cells, also known as muscle stem cells, are responsible for skeletal muscle growth and repair in mammals. Pax7 and Pax3 transcription factors are established satellite cell markers required for muscle development and regeneration, and there is great interest in identifying additional factors that regulate satellite cell proliferation, differentiation, and/or skeletal muscle regeneration. Due to the powerful regenerative capacity of many zebrafish tissues, even in adults, we are exploring the regenerative potential of adult zebrafish skeletal muscle...
March 7, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265002/deletion-of-pofut1-in-mouse-skeletal-myofibers-induces-muscle-aging-related-phenotypes-in-cis-and-in-trans
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Deborah A Zygmunt, Neha Singhal, Mi-Lyang Kim, Megan L Cramer, Kelly E Crowe, Rui Xu, Ying Jia, Jessica Adair, Isabel Martinez-Pena Y Valenzuela, Mohammed Akaaboune, Peter White, Paulus M Janssen, Paul T Martin
Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength during normal aging, involves coordinate changes in skeletal myofibers and the cells that contact them, including satellite cells and motor neurons. Here we show that Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (Pofut1), a gene that encodes a glycosyltransferase required for NotchR-mediated cell-cell signaling, has reduced expression in aging skeletal muscle. Moreover, premature postnatal deletion of Pofut1 in skeletal myofibers can induce aging-related phenotypes in cis within skeletal myofibers and in trans within satellite cells and within motor neurons via the neuromuscular junction...
March 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260197/meeting-report-metastasis-research-society-chinese-tumor-metastasis-society-joint-conference-on-metastasis
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Katherine Bankaitis, Lucia Borriello, Thomas Cox, Conor Lynch, Andries Zijlstra, Barbara Fingleton, Miodrag Gužvić, Robin Anderson, Josh Neman
During September 16th-20th 2016, metastasis experts from around the world convened for the 16th Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society and 12th National Congress of the Chinese Tumor Metastasis Society in Chengdu, China to share most current data covering basic, translational, and clinical metastasis research. Presentations of the more than 40 invited speakers of the main congress and presentations from the associated Young Investigator Satellite Meeting are summarized in this report by session topic...
March 4, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259924/mutational-spectrum-of-cenp-b-box-and-%C3%AE-satellite-dna-on-chromosome-21-in-down-syndrome-children
#19
Qian Chen, Bin Tan, Jun-Lin He, Xue-Qing Liu, Xue-Mei Chen, Ru-Fei Gao, Jing Zhu, Ying-Xiong Wang, Hong-Bo Qi
The centromere is responsible for the correct inheritance of eukaryotic chromosomes during cell division. Centromere protein B (CENP‑B) and its 17 base pair binding site (CENP‑B box), which appears at regular intervals in centromeric α-satellite DNA (α-satDNA), are important for the assembly of the centromere components. Therefore, it is conceivable that CENP-B box mutations may induce errors in cell division. However, the association between the deoxynucleotide alterations of the CENP‑B box and the extra chromosome 21 (Chr21) present in patients with Down syndrome (DS) remains to be elucidated...
February 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256014/transcription-factor-egr1-promotes-differentiation-of-bovine-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cells-by-regulating-myog-gene-expression
#20
Weiwei Zhang, Huili Tong, Ziheng Zhang, Shuli Shao, Dan Liu, Shufeng Li, Yunqin Yan
The transcription factor, early growth response 1 (EGR1), has important roles in various cell types in response to different stimuli. EGR1 is thought to be involved in differentiation of bovine skeletal muscle-derived satellite cells (MDSCs); however, the precise effects of EGR1 on differentiation of MDSCs and its mechanism of action remain unknown. In the present study, a time course of EGR1 expression and the effects of EGR1 on MDSC differentiation were determined. The results demonstrated that the expression of EGR1 mRNA and protein increased significantly in differentiating MDSCs relative to that in proliferating cells...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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