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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659022/transcription-factor-rd26-is-a-key-regulator-of-metabolic-reprogramming-during-dark-induced-senescence
#1
Iman Kamranfar, Gang-Ping Xue, Takayuki Tohge, Mastoureh Sedaghatmehr, Alisdair R Fernie, Salma Balazadeh, Bernd Mueller-Roeber
Leaf senescence is a key process in plants that culminates in the degradation of cellular constituents and massive reprogramming of metabolism for the recovery of nutrients from aged leaves for their reuse in newly developing sinks. We used molecular-biological and metabolomics approaches to identify NAC transcription factor (TF) RD26 as an important regulator of metabolic reprogramming in Arabidopsis thaliana. RD26 directly activates CHLOROPLAST VESICULATION (CV), encoding a protein crucial for chloroplast protein degradation, concomitant with an enhanced protein loss in RD26 overexpressors during senescence, but a reduced decline of protein in rd26 knockout mutants...
April 16, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579039/amycne-confident-copy-number-assessment-using-whole-genome-sequencing-data
#2
Jesper Eisfeldt, Daniel Nilsson, Johanna C Andersson-Assarsson, Anna Lindstrand
Copy number variations (CNVs) within the human genome have been linked to a diversity of inherited diseases and phenotypic traits. The currently used methodology to measure copy numbers has limited resolution and/or precision, especially for regions with more than 4 copies. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) offers an alternative data source to allow for the detection and characterization of the copy number across different genomic regions in a single experiment. A plethora of tools have been developed to utilize WGS data for CNV detection...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566540/molecular-studies-of-cgrp-and-the-cgrp-family-of-peptides-in-the-central-nervous-system
#3
Erica R Hendrikse, Rebekah L Bower, Debbie L Hay, Christopher S Walker
Background Calcitonin gene-related peptide is an important target for migraine and other painful neurovascular conditions. Understanding the normal biological functions of calcitonin gene-related peptide is critical to understand the mechanisms of calcitonin gene-related peptide-blocking therapies as well as engineering improvements to these medications. Calcitonin gene-related peptide is closely related to other peptides in the calcitonin gene-related peptide family of peptides, including amylin. Relatedness in peptide sequence and in receptor biology makes it difficult to tease apart the contributions that each peptide and receptor makes to physiological processes and to disorders...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562897/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-distinct-ethylene-independent-regulation-of-ripening-in-response-to-low-temperature-in-kiwifruit
#4
William O Asiche, Oscar W Mitalo, Yuka Kasahara, Yasuaki Tosa, Eric G Mworia, Willis O Owino, Koichiro Ushijima, Ryohei Nakano, Kentaro Yano, Yasutaka Kubo
BACKGROUND: Kiwifruit are classified as climacteric since exogenous ethylene (or its analogue propylene) induces rapid ripening accompanied by ethylene production under positive feedback regulation. However, most of the ripening-associated changes (Phase 1 ripening) in kiwifruit during storage and on-vine occur largely in the absence of any detectable ethylene. This ripening behavior is often attributed to basal levels of system I ethylene, although it is suggested to be modulated by low temperature...
March 21, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541880/rna-interference-based-silencing-of-the-alpha-amylase-amy1-gene-in-aspergillus-flavus-decreases-fungal-growth-and-aflatoxin-production-in-maize-kernels
#5
Matthew K Gilbert, Rajtilak Majumdar, Kanniah Rajasekaran, Zhi-Yuan Chen, Qijian Wei, Christine M Sickler, Matthew D Lebar, Jeffrey W Cary, Bronwyn R Frame, Kan Wang
Expressing an RNAi construct in maize kernels that targets the gene for alpha-amylase in Aspergillus flavus resulted in suppression of alpha-amylase (amy1) gene expression and decreased fungal growth during in situ infection resulting in decreased aflatoxin production. Aspergillus flavus is a saprophytic fungus and pathogen to several important food and feed crops, including maize. Once the fungus colonizes lipid-rich seed tissues, it has the potential to produce toxic secondary metabolites, the most dangerous of which is aflatoxin...
March 14, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125573/tailoring-nutritional-advice-for-mexicans-based-on-prevalence-profiles-of-diet-related-adaptive-gene-polymorphisms
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Claudia Ojeda-Granados, Arturo Panduro, Karina Gonzalez-Aldaco, Maricruz Sepulveda-Villegas, Ingrid Rivera-Iñiguez, Sonia Roman
Diet-related adaptive gene (DRAG) polymorphisms identified in specific populations are associated with chronic disorders in carriers of the adaptive alleles due to changes in dietary and lifestyle patterns in recent times. Mexico's population is comprised of Amerindians (AM) and Mestizos who have variable AM, European (EUR) and African genetic ancestry and an increased risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases. Nutritional advice based on the Mexican genome and the traditional food culture is needed to develop preventive and therapeutic strategies...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059473/update-on-the-pharmacology-of-calcitonin-cgrp-family-of-peptides-iuphar-review-25
#7
REVIEW
Debbie L Hay, Michael L Garelja, David R Poyner, Christopher S Walker
The calcitonin/CGRP family of peptides includes calcitonin, α and β CGRP, amylin, adrenomedullin (AM) and adrenomedullin 2/intermedin (AM2/IMD). Their receptors consist of one of two GPCRs, the calcitonin receptor (CTR) or the calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR). Further diversity arises from heterodimerization of these GPCRs with one of three receptor activity-modifying proteins (RAMPs). This gives the CGRP receptor (CLR/RAMP1), the AM1 and AM2 receptors (CLR/RAMP2 or RAMP3) and the AMY1, AMY2 and AMY3 receptors (CTR/RAMPs1-3 complexes, respectively)...
January 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051768/comparisons-of-copy-number-genomic-structure-and-conserved-motifs-for-%C3%AE-amylase-genes-from-barley-rice-and-wheat
#8
Qisen Zhang, Chengdao Li
Barley is an important crop for the production of malt and beer. However, crops such as rice and wheat are rarely used for malting. α-amylase is the key enzyme that degrades starch during malting. In this study, we compared the genomic properties, gene copies, and conserved promoter motifs of α-amylase genes in barley, rice, and wheat. In all three crops, α-amylase consists of four subfamilies designated amy1, amy2 , amy3 , and amy4 . In wheat and barley, members of amy1 and amy2 genes are localized on chromosomes 6 and 7, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659346/starch-digestion-related-amylase-genetic-variant-affects-2-year-changes-in-adiposity-in-response-to-weight-loss-diets-the-pounds-lost-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yoriko Heianza, Dianjianyi Sun, Tiange Wang, Tao Huang, George A Bray, Frank M Sacks, Lu Qi
Salivary and pancreatic amylases (encoded by AMY1 and AMY2 genes, respectively) are responsible for digesting starchy foods. AMY1 and AMY2 show copy number variations that affect differences in amylase amount and activity, and AMY1 copies have been associated with adiposity. We investigated whether genetic variants determining amylase gene copies are associated with 2-year changes in adiposity among 692 overweight and obese individuals who were randomly assigned to diets varying in macronutrient content. We found that changes in body weight (BW) and waist circumference (WC) were significantly different according to the AMY1-AMY2 rs11185098 genotype...
September 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568243/rethinking-the-starch-digestion-hypothesis-for-amy1-copy-number-variation-in-humans
#10
EDITORIAL
Catalina I Fernández, Andrea S Wiley
Alpha-amylase exists across taxonomic kingdoms with a deep evolutionary history of gene duplications that resulted in several α-amylase paralogs. Copy number variation (CNV) in the salivary α-amylase gene (AMY1) exists in many taxa, but among primates, humans appear to have higher average AMY1 copies than nonhuman primates. Additionally, AMY1 CNV in humans has been associated with starch content of diets, and one known function of α-amylase is its involvement in starch digestion. Thus high AMY1 CNV is considered to result from selection favoring more efficient starch digestion in the Homo lineage...
August 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539377/dietary-starch-intake-modifies-the-relation-between-copy-number-variation-in-the-salivary-amylase-gene-and-bmi
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Gull Rukh, Ulrika Ericson, Johanna Andersson-Assarsson, Marju Orho-Melander, Emily Sonestedt
Background: Studies have shown conflicting associations between the salivary amylase gene (AMY1) copy number and obesity. Salivary amylase initiates starch digestion in the oral cavity; starch is a major source of energy in the diet.Objective: We investigated the association between AMY1 copy number and obesity traits, and the effect of the interaction between AMY1 copy number and starch intake on these obesity traits.Design: We first assessed the association between AMY1 copy number (genotyped by digital droplet polymerase chain reaction) and obesity traits in 4800 individuals without diabetes (mean age: 57 y; 60% female) from the Malmö Diet and Cancer Cohort...
July 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537471/characteristics-of-labial-gland-mesenchymal-stem-cells-of-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
#12
Shi-Qin Wang, Yi-Xiang Wang, Hong Hua
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease that is characterized by focal lymphocytic infiltration into exocrine organs such as salivary and lacrimal glands, resulting in dry mouth and eyes, and other systemic injuries. There is no curative clinical therapy for SS, and stem cell therapy has shown great potential in this area. The mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the salivary glands of healthy individuals and in patients with SS have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to elucidate the characteristics of MSCs from the labial glands of healthy controls and of those from patients with SS to elucidate the related pathogenesis and to uncover potential avenues for novel clinical interventions...
August 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485843/amylin
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REVIEW
Debbie L Hay
Amylin is a 37 amino acid peptide hormone that is closely related to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Amylin and CGRP share a receptor and are reported to have several similar biological actions. Given the important role of CGRP in migraine and intense efforts to develop drugs against this target, it is important to consider potential areas of overlap between the amylin and CGRP systems. This short review provides a brief introduction to amylin biology, the use of an amylin analog to treat diabetes, and consideration of whether amylin could have any role in headache disorders...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317098/cgrp-receptor-activity-in-mice-with-global-expression-of-human-receptor-activity-modifying-protein-1
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Keegan J Bohn, Baolin Li, Xiaofang Huang, Bianca N Mason, Anne-Sophie Wattiez, Adisa Kuburas, Christopher S Walker, Peiyi Yang, Jianliang Yu, Beverly A Heinz, Kirk W Johnson, Andrew F Russo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: CGRP is a potent vasodilator and nociceptive neuropeptide linked to migraine. CGRP receptors are heterodimers of receptor activity modifying protein 1 (RAMP1) and either calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR; forms canonical CGRP receptor) or calcitonin receptor (CT receptor; forms AMY1 receptor). The goal of this study was to test whether transgenic mice globally expressing human RAMP1 have increased CGRP receptor activity and whether the receptors are sensitive to human selective antagonist telcagepant...
June 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228143/relationship-between-salivary-pancreatic-amylase-and-body-mass-index-a-systems-biology-approach
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Amélie Bonnefond, Loïc Yengo, Aurélie Dechaume, Mickaël Canouil, Maxime Castelain, Estelle Roger, Frédéric Allegaert, Robert Caiazzo, Violeta Raverdy, Marie Pigeyre, Abdelilah Arredouani, Jean-Michel Borys, Claire Lévy-Marchal, Jacques Weill, Ronan Roussel, Beverley Balkau, Michel Marre, François Pattou, Thierry Brousseau, Philippe Froguel
BACKGROUND: Salivary (AMY1) and pancreatic (AMY2) amylases hydrolyze starch. Copy number of AMY1A (encoding AMY1) was reported to be higher in populations with a high-starch diet and reduced in obese people. These results based on quantitative PCR have been challenged recently. We aimed to re-assess the relationship between amylase and adiposity using a systems biology approach. METHODS: We assessed the association between plasma enzymatic activity of AMY1 or AMY2, and several metabolic traits in almost 4000 French individuals from D...
February 23, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219410/copy-number-variation-of-human-amy1-is-a-minor-contributor-to-variation-in-salivary-amylase-expression-and-activity
#16
Danielle Carpenter, Laura M Mitchell, John A L Armour
BACKGROUND: Salivary amylase in humans is encoded by the copy variable gene AMY1 in the amylase gene cluster on chromosome 1. Although the role of salivary amylase is well established, the consequences of the copy number variation (CNV) at AMY1 on salivary amylase protein production are less well understood. The amylase gene cluster is highly structured with a fundamental difference between odd and even AMY1 copy number haplotypes. In this study, we aimed to explore, in samples from 119 unrelated individuals, not only the effects of AMY1 CNV on salivary amylase protein expression and amylase enzyme activity but also whether there is any evidence for underlying difference between the common haplotypes containing odd numbers of AMY1 and even copy number haplotypes...
February 20, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165287/cgrp-receptor-antagonist-activity-of-olcegepant-depends-on-the-signalling-pathway-measured
#17
Christopher S Walker, Ann C Raddant, Michael J Woolley, Andrew F Russo, Debbie L Hay
Background Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a neuropeptide that acts in the trigeminovascular system and is believed to play an important role in migraine. CGRP activates two receptors that are both present in the trigeminovascular system; the CGRP receptor and the amylin 1 (AMY1 ) receptor. CGRP receptor antagonists, including olcegepant (BIBN4096BS) and telcagepant (MK-0974), can treat migraine. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of these antagonists at blocking CGRP receptor signalling in trigeminal ganglia (TG) neurons and transfected CGRP and AMY1 receptors in Cos7 cells, to better understand their mechanism of action...
March 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125683/differences-in-amy1-gene-copy-numbers-derived-from-blood-buccal-cells-and-saliva-using-quantitative-and-droplet-digital-pcr-methods-flagging-the-pitfall
#18
Delicia Shu Qin Ooi, Verena Ming Hui Tan, Siong Gim Ong, Yiong Huak Chan, Chew Kiat Heng, Yung Seng Lee
INTRODUCTION: The human salivary (AMY1) gene, encoding salivary α-amylase, has variable copy number variants (CNVs) in the human genome. We aimed to determine if real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and the more recently available Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) can provide a precise quantification of the AMY1 gene copy number in blood, buccal cells and saliva samples derived from the same individual. METHODS: Seven participants were recruited and DNA was extracted from the blood, buccal cells and saliva samples provided by each participant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101908/recurrent-rearrangements-of-human-amylase-genes-create-multiple-independent-cnv-series
#19
Nzar A A Shwan, Sandra Louzada, Fengtang Yang, John A L Armour
The human amylase gene cluster includes the human salivary (AMY1) and pancreatic amylase genes (AMY2A and AMY2B), and is a highly variable and dynamic region of the genome. Copy number variation (CNV) of AMY1 has been implicated in human dietary adaptation, and in population association with obesity, but neither of these findings has been independently replicated. Despite these functional implications, the structural genomic basis of CNV has only been defined in detail very recently. In this work, we use high-resolution analysis of copy number, and analysis of segregation in trios, to define new, independent allelic series of amylase CNVs in sub-Saharan Africans, including a series of higher-order expansions of a unit consisting of one copy each of AMY1, AMY2A, and AMY2B...
May 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959860/using-genotype-based-recall-to-estimate-the-effects-of-amy1-copy-number-variation-in-substrate-metabolism
#20
COMMENT
Paul W Franks, Frida Renström
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November 2016: Diabetes
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