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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644721/small-gtpases-in-plant-biotic-interactions
#1
Claudio Rivero, Soledad Traubenik, María Eugenia Zanetti, Flavio Antonio Blanco
The superfamily of small monomeric GTPases originated in a common ancestor of eukaryotic multicellular organisms and, since then, it has evolved independently in each lineage to cope with the environmental challenges imposed by their different life styles. Members of the small GTPase family function in the control of vesicle trafficking, cytoskeleton rearrangements and signaling during crucial biological processes, such as cell growth and responses to environmental cues. In this review, we discuss the emerging roles of these small GTPases in the pathogenic and symbiotic interactions established by plants with microorganisms present in their nearest environment, in which membrane trafficking is crucial along the different steps of the interaction, from recognition and signal transduction to nutrient exchange...
June 23, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644070/particulate-matter-disrupts-human-lung-endothelial-cell-barrier-integrity-via-rho-dependent-pathways
#2
Ting Wang, Yuka Shimizu, Xiaomin Wu, Gabriel T Kelly, Xiaoyan Xu, Lichun Wang, Zhongqing Qian, Yin Chen, Joe G N Garcia
Increased exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is associated with elevated morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiopulmonary diseases and cancer. We and others have shown that PM induces lung microvascular barrier dysfunction which potentially enhances the systemic toxicity of PM. However, the mechanisms by which PM disrupts vascular endothelial integrity remain incompletely explored. We hypothesize that PM induces endothelial cell (EC) cytoskeleton rearrangement via Rho GTPase-dependent pathways to facilitate vascular hyperpermeability...
June 23, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642487/hypoxia-is-a-key-driver-of-alternative-splicing-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#3
Jian Han, Jia Li, Jolene Caifeng Ho, Grace Sushin Chia, Hiroyuki Kato, Sudhakar Jha, Henry Yang, Lorenz Poellinger, Kian Leong Lee
Adaptation to hypoxia, a hallmark feature of many tumors, is an important driver of cancer cell survival, proliferation and the development of resistance to chemotherapy. Hypoxia-induced stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) leads to transcriptional activation of a network of hypoxia target genes involved in angiogenesis, cell growth, glycolysis, DNA damage repair and apoptosis. Although the transcriptional targets of hypoxia have been characterized, the alternative splicing of transcripts that occurs during hypoxia and the roles they play in oncogenesis are much less understood...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642260/cigarette-smoke-disrupts-monolayer-integrity-by-altering-epithelial-cell-cell-adhesion-and-cortical-tension
#4
Kristine Nishida, Kieran A Brune, Nirupama Putcha, Pooja Mandke, Wanda K O'Neal, Danny Shade, Vasudha Srivastava, Menghen Wang, Hong Lam, Steven S An, M Bradley Drummond, Nadia N Hansel, Douglas N Robinson, Venkataramana K Sidhaye
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Cigarette smoke (CS) drives disease development and progression. The epithelial barrier is damaged by CS with increased monolayer permeability. However, the molecular changes that cause this barrier disruption and the interaction between adhesion proteins and the cytoskeleton are not well defined. We hypothesized that CS alters monolayer integrity by increasing cell contractility and decreasing cell adhesion in epithelia...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641947/effectiveness-of-human-spermatozoa-biomarkers-as-indicators-of-structural-damage-during-cryopreservation
#5
María José Gómez-Torres, Llanos Medrano, Alejandro Romero, Pedro José Fernández-Colom, Jon Aizpurúa
Human spermatozoa cryopreservation techniques are used to maintain and protect male fertility in cases such as infertility and malignancy treatments. However, during cryopreservation, the spermatozoa's metabolic rate is reduced and they undergo dramatic functional and structural changes owing to exposure to cryoprotectants and freezing-thawing procedures. While the effects of cryopreservation on cells are documented, to date the induced cryodamage on structural and/or functional sperm biomarkers is not well established at multivariate scale...
June 19, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641092/nuclear-mechanotransduction-sensing-the-force-from-within
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REVIEW
Avathamsa Athirasala, Nivi Hirsch, Amnon Buxboim
The cell nucleus is a hallmark of eukaryotic evolution, where gene expression is regulated and the genome is replicated and repaired. Yet, in addition to complex molecular processes, the nucleus has also evolved to serve physical tasks that utilize its optical and mechanical properties. Nuclear mechanotransduction of externally applied forces and extracellular stiffness is facilitated by the physical connectivity of the extracellular environment, the cytoskeleton and the nucleoskeletal matrix of lamins and chromatin...
June 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641070/elmo-proteins-transduce-g-protein-coupled-receptor-signal-to-control-reorganization-of-actin-cytoskeleton-in-chemotaxis-of-eukaryotic-cells
#7
Xuehua Xu, Tian Jin
Chemotaxis, which is chemoattractant-guided directional cell migration, plays major roles in recruitment of neutrophils, the metastasis of cancer cells, and the development of the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum. These cells share remarkable similarities in the signaling pathways by which they control chemotaxis. They all use a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-mediated signal transduction pathway to sense the chemotactic gradient to guide cell migration. Diverse chemokines activate Rac through conserved GPCR signaling pathways...
June 22, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640995/colloidal-gold-nanoparticles-induce-changes-in-cellular-and-subcellular-morphology
#8
Xiaowei Ma, Raimo Hartmann, Dorleta Jimenez de Aberasturi, Fang Yang, Stefaan J H Soenen, Bella B Manshian, Jonas Franz, Daniel Valdeperez, Beatriz Pelaz, Neus Feliu, Norbert Hampp, Christoph Riethmüller, Henning Vieker, Natalie Frese, Armin Gölzhäuser, Michael Simonich, Robert L Tanguay, Xing-Jie Liang, Wolfgang J Parak
Exposure of cells to colloidal nanoparticles (NPs) can have concentration-dependent harmful effects. Mostly, such effects are monitored with biochemical assays or probes from molecular biology, i.e. viability assays, gene expression profiles, etc., neglecting that the presence of NPs can also drastically affect cellular morphology. In the case of polymer-coated Au NPs we demonstrate that upon NP internalization, cells undergo lysosomal swelling, alterations in mitochondrial morphology, disturbances in actin and tubulin cytoskeleton and associated signaling, and reduction of focal adhesion contact area and number of filopodia...
June 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640952/label-free-dynamic-mass-redistribution-and-bio-impedance-methods-for-drug-discovery
#9
Manuel Grundmann
Label-free biosensors are increasingly employed in drug discovery. Cell-based biosensors provide valuable insights into the biological consequences of exposing cells and tissues to chemical agents and the underlying molecular mechanisms associated with these effects. Optical biosensors based on the detection of dynamic mass redistribution (DMR) and impedance biosensors using cellular dielectric spectroscopy (CDS) capture changes of the cytoskeleton of living cells in real time. Because signal transduction correlates with changes in cell morphology, DMR and CDS biosensors are exquisitely suited for recording integrated cell responses in an unbiased, yet pathway-specific manner without the use of labels that may interfere with cell function...
June 22, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640881/t3ss-effector-vopl-inhibits-the-host-ros-response-promoting-the-intracellular-survival-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
#10
Marcela de Souza Santos, Dor Salomon, Kim Orth
The production of antimicrobial reactive oxygen species by the nicotinamide dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase complex is an important mechanism for control of invading pathogens. Herein, we show that the gastrointestinal pathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus counteracts reactive oxygen species (ROS) production using the Type III Secretion System 2 (T3SS2) effector VopL. In the absence of VopL, intracellular V. parahaemolyticus undergoes ROS-dependent filamentation, with concurrent limited growth. During infection, VopL assembles actin into non-functional filaments resulting in a dysfunctional actin cytoskeleton that can no longer mediate the assembly of the NADPH oxidase at the cell membrane, thereby limiting ROS production...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640691/the-nesprin-cytoskeleton-interface-probed-directly-on-single-nuclei-is-a-mechanically-rich-system
#11
Daniel A Balikov, Sonia K Brady, Ung Hyun Ko, Jennifer H Shin, Jose M de Pereda, Arnoud Sonnenberg, Hak-Joon Sung, Matthew J Lang
The cytoskeleton provides structure and plays an important role in cellular function such as migration, resisting compression forces, and transport. The cytoskeleton also reacts to physical cues such as fluid shear stress or extracellular matrix remodeling by reorganizing filament associations, most commonly focal adhesions and cell-cell cadherin junctions. These mechanical stimuli can result in genome-level changes, and the physical connection of the cytoskeleton to the nucleus provides an optimal conduit for signal transduction by interfacing with nuclear envelope proteins, called nesprins, within the LINC (linker of the nucleus to the cytoskeleton) complex...
June 22, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640659/phlda1-pleckstrin-homology-like-domain-family-a-member-1-knockdown-promotes-migration-and-invasion-of-mcf10a-breast-epithelial-cells
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Naieli Bonatto, Maria José Carlini, Simone Aparecida de Bessa Garcia, Maria Aparecida Nagai
PHLDA1 (pleckstrin homology-like domain, family A, member 1) is a multifunctional protein that plays distinct roles in several biological processes including cell death and therefore its altered expression has been identified in different types of cancer. Progressively loss of PHLDA1 was found in primary and metastatic melanoma while its overexpression was reported in intestinal and pancreatic tumors. Previous work from our group showed that negative expression of PHLDA1 protein was a strong predictor of poor prognosis for breast cancer disease...
June 22, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640448/overview-of-the-muscle-cytoskeleton
#13
Christine A Henderson, Christopher G Gomez, Stefanie M Novak, Lei Mi-Mi, Carol C Gregorio
Cardiac and skeletal striated muscles are intricately designed machines responsible for muscle contraction. Coordination of the basic contractile unit, the sarcomere, and the complex cytoskeletal networks are critical for contractile activity. The sarcomere is comprised of precisely organized individual filament systems that include thin (actin), thick (myosin), titin, and nebulin. Connecting the sarcomere to other organelles (e.g., mitochondria and nucleus) and serving as the scaffold to maintain cellular integrity are the intermediate filaments...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640209/quinolin-6-yloxyacetamides-are-microtubule-destabilizing-agents-that-bind-to-the-colchicine-site-of-tubulin
#14
Ashwani Sharma, Gonzalo Sáez-Calvo, Natacha Olieric, Francisco de Asís Balaguer, Isabel Barasoain, Clemens Lamberth, J Fernando Díaz, Michel O Steinmetz
Quinolin-6-yloxyacetamides (QAs) are a chemical class of tubulin polymerization inhibitors that were initially identified as fungicides. Here, we report that QAs are potent anti-proliferative agents against human cancer cells including ones that are drug-resistant. QAs act by disrupting the microtubule cytoskeleton and by causing severe mitotic defects. We further demonstrate that QAs inhibit tubulin polymerization in vitro. The high resolution crystal structure of the tubulin-QA complex revealed that QAs bind to the colchicine site on tubulin, which is targeted by microtubule-destabilizing agents such as colchicine and nocodazole...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639984/impact-of-implant-surface-micropatterns-on-epithelial-cell-behavior
#15
Yiping Tong, Zhengyu Yang, Ruoxi Du, Siqian Wang, Qiaozhen Zhou, Chongyun Bao, Jianfeng Ma
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of topography on cell behavior by screening polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) molds with different nanoscale micropatterns to determine the ideal surface characteristics for attachment of human epithelial cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A soft PDMS mold with regular dot arrays was fabricated based on an aluminum oxide template with ordered nanotube arrays and used as a substrate for cell culture. Cell proliferation, spread, and morphology, as well as features of the extracellular matrix and the actin cytoskeleton were assessed...
June 19, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639351/titanium-released-from-dental-implant-enhances-pre-osteoblast-adhesion-by-ros-modulating-crucial-intracellular-pathways
#16
M C Rossi, Fjb Bezerra, R A Silva, B P Crulhas, Cjc Fernandes, A S Nascimento, V A Pedrosa, P Padilha, W F Zambuzzi
It is important to understand the cellular and molecular events that occur at the cell-material interface of implants used for bone repair. The mechanisms involved in the initial stages of osteoblast interactions with the surface of the implant material must be decisive for cell fating surrounding them. In order to address this issue, we decided to investigate if conditioned medium for dental implants was able to modulate murine pre-osteoblast metabolism. First, we determined the concentration of titanium (Ti)-containing conditioned medium and found that it was 2-fold increased (p<0...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638990/pharmacological-intervention-of-mkl-srf-signaling-by-ccg-1423-impedes-endothelial-cell-migration-and-angiogenesis
#17
David Gau, William Veon, Teresa L Capasso, Ralph Bottcher, Sanjeev Shroff, Beth L Roman, Partha Roy
De novo synthesis of cytoskeleton-regulatory proteins triggered by the megakaryoblastic leukemia (MKL)/serum response factor (SRF) transcriptional system in response to pro-angiogenic growth factors lies at the heart of endothelial cell (EC) migration (a critical element of angiogenesis) and neovascularization. This study explores whether pharmacological intervention of MKL/SRF signaling axis by CCG-1423 is able to suppress angiogenesis. Our studies show that CCG-1423 inhibits migration and cord morphogenesis of EC in vitro and sprouting angiogenesis ex vivo and in vivo, suggesting CCG-1423 could be a novel anti-angiogenic agent...
June 21, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638915/-optogenetic-activation-of-dorsal-hippocampal-astrocytic-rac1-blocks-the-learning-of-associative-memory
#18
Xiao-Mu Guo, Zhao-Hui Liao, Ye-Zheng Tao, Fei-Fei Wang, Lan Ma
Rac1 belongs to the family of Rho GTPases, and plays important roles in the brain function. It affects the cell migration and axon guidance via regulating the cytoskeleton and cellular morphology. However, the effect of its dynamic activation in regulating physiological function remains unclear. Recently, a photoactivatable analogue of Rac1 (PA-Rac1) has been developed, allowing the activation of Rac1 by the specific wavelength of light in living cells. Thus, we constructed recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) of PA-Rac1 and its light-insensitive mutant PA-Rac1-C450A under the control of the mouse glial fibrillary acidic protein (mGFAP) promoter to manipulate Rac1 activity in astrocytes by optical stimulation...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638064/quantitative-phosphoproteomics-reveals-a-role-for-collapsin-response-mediator-protein-2-in-pdgf-induced-cell-migration
#19
Adil R Sarhan, Justyna Szyroka, Shabana Begum, Michael G Tomlinson, Neil A Hotchin, John K Heath, Debbie L Cunningham
The Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) family of ligands have well established functions in the induction of cell proliferation and migration during development, tissue homeostasis and interactions between tumours and stroma. However, the mechanisms by which these actions are executed are incompletely understood. Here we report a differential phosphoproteomics study, using a SILAC approach, of PDGF-stimulated mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). 116 phospho-sites were identified as up-regulated and 45 down-regulated in response to PDGF stimulation...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637712/shrinking-daughters-rlm1-dependent-g1-s-checkpoint-maintains-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-daughter-cell-size-and-viability
#20
Sarah Piccirillo, Deepshikha Neog, David Spade, J David Van Horn, LeAnn M Tiede-Lewis, Sarah L Dallas, Tamas Kapros, Saul M Honigberg
The Rlm1 transcription factor is a target of the cell-wall integrity pathway. We report that an rlm1Δ; mutant grown on a non-fermentable carbon source at low osmolarity forms cell groups in which a mother cell is surrounded by smaller "satellite daughter" cells. Mother cells in these groups progressed through repeated rounds of cell division with normal rates of bud growth and genetic stability; however, these cells underwent precocious START relative to wild-type mothers. Thus, once activated, Rlm1 delays the transition from G1 to S, a mechanism we term the CW/START checkpoint...
June 21, 2017: Genetics
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