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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145720/phospholipase-d-and-its-essential-role-in-cancer
#1
Ju Hwan Cho, Joong-Soo Han
The role of Phospholipase D (PLD) in cancer development and management has been a major area of interest for researchers. The purpose of this mini-review is to explore PLD and its distinct role during chemotherapy including anti-apoptotic function. PLD is an enzyme that belongs to the phospholipase super family and is found in a broad range of organisms such as viruses, yeast, bacteria, animals, and plants. The function and activity of PLD are widely dependent on and regulated by neurotransmitters, hormones, small monomeric GTPases, and lipids...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145718/lipopolysaccharide-lps-induced-autophagy-is-responsible-for-enhanced-osteoclastogenesis
#2
Ok-Joo Sul, Hyun-Jung Park, Ho-Jung Son, Hye-Seon Choi
We hypothesized that inflammation affects number and activity of osteoclasts (OCs) via enhancing autophagy. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced autophagy, osteoclastogenesis, and cytoplasmic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in bone marrowderived macrophages that were pre-stimulated with receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand. An autophagy inhibitor, 3-methyladenine (3-MA) decreased LPS-induced OC formation and bone resorption, indicating that autophagy is responsible for increasing number and activity of OCs upon LPS stimulus...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145717/ctrp9-regulates-growth-differentiation-and-apoptosis-in-human-keratinocytes-through-tgf%C3%AE-1-p38-dependent-pathway
#3
Tae Woo Jung, Hyung Sub Park, Geum Hee Choi, Daehwan Kim, Taeseung Lee
Impairment of wound healing is a common problem in individuals with diabetes. Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived cytokine, has many beneficial effects on metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. C1q/TNF-Related Protein 9 (CTRP9), the closest paralog of adiponectin, has been reported to have beneficial effects on wound healing. In the current study, we demonstrate that CTRP9 regulates growth, differentiation, and apoptosis of HaCaT human keratinocytes. We found that CTRP9 augmented expression of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) by transcription factor activator protein 1 (AP-1) binding activity and phosphorylation of p38 in a dosedependent manner...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145710/testosterone-replacement-in-transgenic-sickle-cell-mice-controls-priapic-activity-and-upregulates-pde5-expression-and-enos-activity-in-the-penis
#4
B Musicki, S Karakus, W Akakpo, F H Silva, J Liu, H Chen, B R Zirkin, A L Burnett
Sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated priapism is characterized by decreased nitric oxide (NO) signaling and downregulated phosphodiesterase (PDE)5 protein expression and activity in the penis. Priapism is also associated with testosterone deficiency, but molecular mechanisms underlying testosterone effects in the penis in SCD are not known. Given the critical role of androgens in erection physiology and NO synthase (NOS)/PDE5 expression, we hypothesized that testosterone replacement to eugonadal testosterone levels reduces priapism by reversing impaired endothelial (e)NOS activity and molecular abnormalities involving PDE5...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145706/expression-of-oestrogen-receptors-gper-esr1-esr2-in-human-ductuli-efferentes-and-proximal-epididymis
#5
V Rago, F Romeo, F Giordano, R Malivindi, V Pezzi, I Casaburi, A Carpino
Oestrogen targeting in the human genital ducts is still not well-known. In fact, to date, the localization of oestrogen receptors, ESR1 and ESR2, is controversial and the presence of the membrane oestrogen receptor GPER (G protein-coupled oestrogen receptor) is unexplored. This study has investigated the expression of GPER, ESR1, ESR2 in human ductuli efferentes and proximal caput epididymis by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis. Furthermore, the presence of PELP1 (proline-glutamic acid-leucine-rich protein 1), a co-regulator of the oestrogen receptors, was also evaluated...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145701/tnf-antagonists-killing-two-birds-with-one-biologic-stone
#6
EDITORIAL
Joan M Bathon, Jon T Giles, Daniel H Solomon
Forty years have passed since it was first recognized that patients with autoimmune rheumatic disease have an increased risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular (CV) events (1) Although initial reports focused on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), similar findings were verified subsequently in patients with psoriasis (Ps) and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and spondyloarthritis. An early feature of the atherosclerotic lesion is infiltration with inflammatory cells, particularly monocytes/macrophages, and the presence of these cells in mature plaque elevates the risk of plaque rupture and thrombosis (2)...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145694/engineered-and-natural-promoters-and-chromatin-modifying-elements-for-recombinant-protein-expression-in-cho-cells
#7
REVIEW
Nadiya Romanova, Thomas Noll
Promoters play a pivotal role in integrating and processing the signals related to transcription initiation. Strong natural viral promoters, such as hCMV or SV40E, have been routinely employed to achieve a high rate of gene expression in ubiquitously used Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. However, viral promoters are susceptible to epigenetic silencing and lack precise regulation levers. This has paved the way to more sensible control elements: endogenous, inducible and synthetic promoters. In this review we summarise and discuss the use of natural viral, mammalian and endogenous promoters, as well as recent advances in synthetic promoters and inducible systems for protein expression in CHO cells...
November 16, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145658/characterization-of-detergent-insoluble-proteome-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#8
Jonathan D Cherry, Ahmad Zeineddin, Eric B Dammer, James A Webster, Duc Duong, Nicholas T Seyfried, Allan I Levey, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Thor D Stein, Patrick T Kiernan, Ann C McKee, James J Lah, Chadwick M Hales
Quantitative proteomics of postmortem human brain can identify dysfunctional proteins that contribute to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia. Similar studies in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are limited, therefore we hypothesized that proteomic sequencing of CTE frontal cortex brain homogenates from varying CTE pathologic stages may provide important new insights into this disorder. Quantitative proteomics of control, CTE and AD brains was performed to characterize differentially expressed proteins, and we identified over 4000 proteins in CTE brains, including significant enrichment of the microtubule associated protein tau...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145655/paternal-exposure-to-environmental-chemical-stress-affectsmale-offspring-s-hepatic-mitochondria
#9
Roger Godschalk, Alex Remels, Camiel Hoogendoorn, Jan van Benthem, Mirjam Luijten, Nur Duale, Gunnar Brunborg, Ann-Karin Olsen, Freek G Bouwman, Armelle Munnia, Marco Peluso, Edwin Mariman, Frederik Jan van Schooten
Pre-conceptional paternal exposures may affect offspring's health, which cannot be explained by mutations in germ cells, but by persistent changes in the regulation of gene expression. Therefore, we investigated whether pre-conceptional paternal exposure to benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) could alter the offspring's phenotype. Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to B[a]P by gavage for 6 weeks, 3x per week, and were crossed with unexposed BALB-c females 6 weeks after the final exposure. The offspring was kept under normal feeding conditions and was sacrificed at 3 weeks of age...
November 14, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145650/loss-of-p300-and-cbp-disrupts-histone-acetylation-at-the-mouse-sry-promoter-and-causes-xy-gonadal-sex-reversal
#10
Gwenn-Aël Carré, Pam Siggers, Marilena Xipolita, Paul Brindle, Beat Lutz, Sara Wells, Andy Greenfield
CREB-binding protein (CBP, CREBBP, KAT3A) and its closely related paralogue p300 (EP300, KAT3B), together termed p300/CBP, are histone/lysine acetyl-transferases that control gene expression by modifying chromatin-associated proteins. Here, we report roles for both of these chromatin-modifying enzymes in mouse sex determination, the process by which the embryonic gonad develops into a testis or an ovary. By targeting gene ablation to embryonic gonadal somatic cells using an inducible Cre line, we show that gonads lacking either gene exhibit major abnormalities of XY gonad development at 14...
November 14, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145643/the-merops-database-of-proteolytic-enzymes-their-substrates-and-inhibitors-in-2017-and-a-comparison-with-peptidases-in-the-panther-database
#11
Neil D Rawlings, Alan J Barrett, Paul D Thomas, Xiaosong Huang, Alex Bateman, Robert D Finn
The MEROPS database (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/merops/) is an integrated source of information about peptidases, their substrates and inhibitors. The hierarchical classification is: protein-species, family, clan, with an identifier at each level. The MEROPS website moved to the EMBL-EBI in 2017, requiring refactoring of the code-base and services provided. The interface to sequence searching has changed and the MEROPS protein sequence libraries can be searched at the EMBL-EBI with HMMER, FastA and BLASTP. Cross-references have been established between MEROPS and the PANTHER database at both the family and protein-species level, which will help to improve curation and coverage between the resources...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145636/localization-and-functional-characterization-of-the-p-asn965ser-n965s-abca4-variant-in-mice-reveal-pathogenic-mechanisms-underlying-stargardt-macular-degeneration
#12
Laurie L Molday, Daniel Wahl, Marinko Sarunic, Robert S Molday
ABCA4 is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins that transports N-retinylidene-phosphatidylethanolamine (N-Ret-PE) across outer segment disc membranes thereby facilitating the removal of potentially toxic retinoid compounds from photoreceptor cells. Mutations in the gene encoding ABCA4 are responsible for Stargardt disease (STGD1), an autosomal recessive retinal degenerative disease that causes severe vision loss. To define the molecular basis for STGD1 associated with the p.Asn965Ser (N965S) mutation in the Walker A motif of nucleotide binding domain 1 (NBD1), we generated a p...
November 14, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145633/the-initiation-propagation-and-dynamics-of-crispr-spycas9-r-loop-complex
#13
Yan Zeng, Yang Cui, Yong Zhang, Yanruo Zhang, Meng Liang, Hui Chen, Jie Lan, Guangtao Song, Jizhong Lou
CRISPR-Cas9 system has been widely used for efficient genome editing. Although the structures of Cas9 protein in complex with single-guided RNA (sgRNA) and target DNA have been resolved, the molecular details about the formation of Cas9 endonuclease R-loop structure remain elusive. Here we examine the DNA cleavage activities of Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpyCas9) and its mutants using various target sequences and study the conformational dynamics of R-loop structure during target binding using single-molecule fluorescence energy transfer (smFRET) technique...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145632/clinical-significance-of-cd13-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-markers-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#14
Chihiro Yamanaka, Hiroshi Wada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Hisanori Hatano, Kunihito Gotoh, Takehiro Noda, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Koichi Kawamoto, Hiroaki Nagano, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
Background & Aims: To improve prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the molecular mechanisms of tumor thrombus formation and metastasis must be clarified. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cells (CSCs) play crucial roles in tumor invasion and metastasis. This study aimed to reveal the clinical significance of the expression of the functional CSC marker, CD13, and investigate the correlation between CD13 expression and two EMT markers, E-cadherin and vimentin...
November 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145622/plant-extracellular-vesicles-are-incorporated-by-a-fungal-pathogen-and-inhibit-its-growth
#15
Mariana Regente, Marcela Pinedo, Hélène San Clemente, Thierry Balliau, Elisabeth Jamet, Laura de la Canal
Extracellular vesicles (EV) are membrane particles released by cells into their environment and are considered to be key players in intercellular communication. EV are produced by all domains of life but limited knowledge about EV in plants is available, although their implication in plant defense has been suggested. We have characterized sunflower EV and tested whether they could interact with fungal cells. EV were isolated from extracellular fluids of seedlings and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and proteomic analysis...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145618/the-histone-variant-h2a-z-promotes-initiation-of-meiotic-recombination-in-fission-yeast
#16
Shintaro Yamada, Kazuto Kugou, Da-Qiao Ding, Yurika Fujita, Yasushi Hiraoka, Hiroshi Murakami, Kunihiro Ohta, Takatomi Yamada
Meiotic recombination is initiated by programmed formation of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), which are mainly formed at recombination hotspots. Meiotic DSBs require multiple proteins including the conserved protein Spo11 and its cofactors, and are influenced by chromatin structure. For example, local chromatin around hotspots directly impacts DSB formation. Moreover, DSB is proposed to occur in a higher-order chromatin architecture termed 'axis-loop', in which many loops protrude from cohesin-enriched axis...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145615/iptmnet-an-integrated-resource-for-protein-post-translational-modification-network-discovery
#17
Hongzhan Huang, Cecilia N Arighi, Karen E Ross, Jia Ren, Gang Li, Sheng-Chih Chen, Qinghua Wang, Julie Cowart, K Vijay-Shanker, Cathy H Wu
Protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) play a pivotal role in numerous biological processes by modulating regulation of protein function. We have developed iPTMnet (http://proteininformationresource.org/iPTMnet) for PTM knowledge discovery, employing an integrative bioinformatics approach-combining text mining, data mining, and ontological representation to capture rich PTM information, including PTM enzyme-substrate-site relationships, PTM-specific protein-protein interactions (PPIs) and PTM conservation across species...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145601/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-potential-prophage-derived-recombinases-for-genome-editing-in-lactobacillus-casei
#18
Yongping Xin, Tingting Guo, Yingli Mu, Jian Kong
Numerous LAB bacteriophage genomes have been sequenced, while the functional genes are yet to be exploited. In this study, a λ Red-like recombinase operon LCABL_13040-50-60 was identified from a prophage PLE3 in Lactobacillus casei BL23 genome, and its recombination function was confirmed by replacement of a 167 bp galK fragment with chloramphenicol-resistant gene (cat) in the L. casei BL23 genome. Further functional analysis showed that LCABL_13040 and LCABL_13060 were analogs to the host nuclease inhibitor (Redγ) and 5'-3' exonuclease (Redα/RecE), respectively...
November 14, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145598/pubertal-escape-from-estradiol-negative-feedback-in-ewe-lambs-is-not-accounted-for-by-decreased-esr1-mrna-or-protein-in-kisspeptin-neurons
#19
Michelle N Bedenbaugh, Marcella D'Oliveira, Rodolfo C Cardoso, Stanley M Hileman, Gary L Williams, Marcel Amstalden
In this study, we investigated whether decreased sensitivity to estradiol negative feedback is associated with reduced ESR1 expression in kisspeptin neurons as ewe lambs approach puberty. Lambs were ovariectomized and received no implant (OVX) or an implant containing estradiol (OVX+E). In the middle arcuate nucleus (mARC), ESR1 mRNA was greater in OVX than OVX+E lambs but did not differ elsewhere. Posthoc analysis of LH secretion from OVX+E lambs revealed three patterns of LH pulsatility: low (1-2 pulses/12 h; LF, n=3), moderate (6-7 pulses/12 h; MF, n=6) and high (>10 pulses/12 h; HF, n=5)...
November 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145596/a-crispr-cas9-based-exploration-into-the-elusive-mechanism-for-lactate-export-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
Robert Mans, Else-Jasmijn Hassing, Melanie Wijsman, Annabel Giezekamp, Jack T Pronk, Jean-Marc Daran, Antonius J A van Maris
CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing allows rapid, simultaneous modification of multiple genetic loci in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Here, this technique was used in a functional analysis study aimed at identifying the hitherto unknown mechanism of lactate export in this yeast. First, an S. cerevisiae strain was constructed with deletions in 25 genes encoding transport proteins, including the complete aqua(glycero)porin family and all known carboxylic-acid transporters. The 25-deletion strain was then transformed with an expression cassette for Lactobacillus casei lactate dehydrogenase (LcLDH)...
November 14, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
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