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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820895/identification-of-leishmania-donovani-antigen-in-circulating-immune-complexes-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-subjects-for-diagnosis
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Fauzia Jamal, Pushkar Shivam, Sarita Kumari, Manish Kumar Singh, Abul Hasan Sardar, Pushpanjali, Selvasankar Murugesan, Shyam Narayan, Anil Kumar Gupta, Krishna Pandey, V N R Das, Vahab Ali, Sanjiva Bimal, Pradeep Das, Shubhankar K Singh
The unreliability of most of the existing antibody-based diagnostic kits to discriminate between active and treated VL cases, relapse situation and reinfection are a major hurdle in controlling the cases of Kala-azar in an endemic area. An antigen targeted diagnostic approaches can be an attractive strategy to overcome these problems. Hence, this study was focused on identifying the Leishmania antigens, lies in circulating immune complex (CICs), can be used for diagnostic as well as prognostic purposes. The present study was conducted on peripheral blood samples of 115 human subjects, based on isolation of CICs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819981/highly-efficient-guiding-of-motile-microtubules-on-non-topographical-motor-patterns
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Cordula Reuther, Matthäus Mittasch, Sundar Naganathan, Stephan Grill, Stefan Diez
Molecular motors, highly-efficient biological nano-machines, hold the potential to be employed for a wide range of nanotechnological applications. Towards this end, kinesin, dynein or myosin motor proteins are commonly surface-immobilized within engineered environments in order to transport cargo attached to cytoskeletal filaments. Being able to flexibly control the direction of filament motion - in particular on planar, non-topographical surfaces - has, however, remained challenging. Here, we demonstrate the applicability of a UV-laser-based ablation technique to programmably generate highly-localized patterns of functional kinesin-1 motors with different shapes and sizes on PLL-g-PEG-coated polystyrene surfaces...
August 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818052/proteomic-analysis-during-of-spore-germination-of-moniliophthora-perniciosa-the-causal-agent-of-witches-broom-disease-in-cacao
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Joise Hander Mares, Karina Peres Gramacho, Everton Cruz Santos, André da Silva Santiago, Juliano Oliveira Santana, Aurizângela Oliveira de Sousa, Fátima Cerqueira Alvim, Carlos Priminho Pirovani
BACKGROUND: Moniliophthora perniciosa is a phytopathogenic fungus responsible for witches' broom disease of cacao trees (Theobroma cacao L.). Understanding the molecular events during germination of the pathogen may enable the development of strategies for disease control in these economically important plants. In this study, we determined a comparative proteomic profile of M. perniciosa basidiospores during germination by two-dimensional SDS-PAGE and mass spectrometry. RESULTS: A total of 316 proteins were identified...
August 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817632/interdependency-and-phosphorylation-of-kif4-and-condensin-i-are-essential-for-organization-of-chromosome-scaffold
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Rawin Poonperm, Hideaki Takata, Susumu Uchiyama, Kiichi Fukui
Kinesin family member 4 (KIF4) and condensins I and II are essential chromosomal proteins for chromosome organization by locating primarily to the chromosome scaffold. However, the mechanism of how KIF4 and condensins localize to the chromosome scaffold is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate a close relationship between the chromosome localization of KIF4 and condensin I, but not condensin II, and show that KIF4 and condensin I assist each other for stable scaffold formation by forming a stable complex...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817190/a-phase-1-and-2-study-of-filanesib-alone-and-in-combination-with-low-dose-dexamethasone-in-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Jatin J Shah, Jonathan L Kaufman, Jeffrey A Zonder, Adam D Cohen, William I Bensinger, Brandi W Hilder, Selena A Rush, Duncan H Walker, Brian J Tunquist, Kevin S Litwiler, Mieke Ptaszynski, Robert Z Orlowski, Sagar Lonial
BACKGROUND: Filanesib (ARRY-520) is a highly selective inhibitor of kinesin spindle protein, which has demonstrated preclinical antimyeloma activity. METHODS: This open-label Phase 1/2 study determined the maximum tolerated dose of Filanesib administered on Days 1 and 2 of 14-Day Cycles in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and included expansion cohorts with and without dexamethasone (40 mg/week). Patients in the dose-escalation (N = 31) and Phase 2 single-agent (N = 32) cohorts had received prior bortezomib as well as prior thalidomide and/or lenalidomide...
August 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811629/forces-and-disease-electrostatic-force-differences-caused-by-mutations-in-kinesin-motor-domains-can-distinguish-between-disease-causing-and-non-disease-causing-mutations
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Lin Li, Zhe Jia, Yunhui Peng, Subash Godar, Ivan Getov, Shaolei Teng, Joshua Alper, Emil Alexov
The ability to predict if a given mutation is disease-causing or not has enormous potential to impact human health. Typically, these predictions are made by assessing the effects of mutation on macromolecular stability and amino acid conservation. Here we report a novel feature: the electrostatic component of the force acting between a kinesin motor domain and tubulin. We demonstrate that changes in the electrostatic component of the binding force are able to discriminate between disease-causing and non-disease-causing mutations found in human kinesin motor domains using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808088/the-armadillo-protein-p0071-controls-kif3-motor-transport
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Alexander Becher, Tim Eiseler, Marc Porzner, Paul Walther, René Keil, Susanne Bobrovich, Mechthild Hatzfeld, Thomas Seufferlein
We here report a novel function of the armadillo protein p0071 during KIF3/kinesin-2-mediated transport. Secretion of chromogranin A and matrix metallopeptidase 9 from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cells or pancreatic cancer cells, respectively, was substantially reduced following knockdown of p0071. Vesicle tracking indicated impaired directional persistence of vesicles upon p0071 depletion. This suggests a disturbed balance between plus- and minus-end directed microtubule transport in cells lacking p0071...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805800/optogenetic-control-of-kinetochore-function
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Huaiying Zhang, Chanat Aonbangkhen, Ekaterina V Tarasovetc, Edward R Ballister, David M Chenoweth, Michael A Lampson
Kinetochores act as hubs for multiple activities during cell division, including microtubule interactions and spindle checkpoint signaling. Each kinetochore can act autonomously, and activities change rapidly as proteins are recruited to, or removed from, kinetochores. Understanding this dynamic system requires tools that can manipulate kinetochores on biologically relevant temporal and spatial scales. Optogenetic approaches have the potential to provide temporal and spatial control with molecular specificity...
August 14, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799673/tpx2-p53-glipr1-regulatory-circuitry-in-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-tumor-growth-of-bladder-cancer
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Liang Yan, Qi Li, Juan Yang, Baoping Qiao
The targeting protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2 (TPX2) is associated with the metastasis and prognosis of bladder cancer. p53 is closely related to the progression of bladder cancer. Human glioma pathogenesis-related protein 1 (GLIPR1) is a p53 target gene with antitumor activity. This study aims to explore the interplay between TPX2, p53 and GLIPR1 and its correlation with cell proliferation, invasion and tumor growth in bladder cancer. Here, Western blot and qRT-PCR analysis revealed that TPX2 at both mRNA and protein levels was up-regulated in bladder carcinoma tissues compared to their paired adjacent normal tissues...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777490/a-novel-genetic-syndrome-with-stard9-mutation-and-abnormal-spindle-morphology
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Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yuki Tsuchiya, Fuyuki Miya, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Kumiko Yamashita, Keith A Boroevich, Mitsuhiro Kato, Shinji Saitoh, Mami Yamasaki, Yonehiro Kanemura, Kenjiro Kosaki, Daiju Kitagawa
Intellectual disability (ID) is one of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by serious defects in both intelligence and adaptive behavior. Although it has been suggested that genetic aberrations associated with the process of cell division underlie ID, the cytological evidence for mitotic defects in actual patient's cells is rarely reported. Here, we report a novel mutation in the STARD9 (also known as KIF16A) gene found in a patient with severe ID, characteristic features, epilepsy, acquired microcephaly, and blindness...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766886/small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cell-line-screen-of-etoposide-carboplatin-plus-a-third-agent
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Beverly A Teicher, Thomas Silvers, Michael Selby, Rene Delosh, Julie Laudeman, Chad Ogle, Russell Reinhart, Ralph Parchment, Julia Krushkal, Dmitriy Sonkin, Larry Rubinstein, Joel Morris, David Evans
The SCLC combination screen examined a 9-point concentration response of 180 third agents, alone and in combination with etoposide/carboplatin. The predominant effect of adding a third agent to etoposide/carboplatin was additivity. Less than additive effects occurred frequently in SCLC lines sensitive to etoposide/carboplatin. In SCLC lines with little or no response to etoposide/carboplatin, greater than additive SCLC killing occurred over the entire spectrum of SCLC lines but never occurred in all SCLC lines...
August 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761002/intraflagellar-transport-velocity-is-governed-by-the-number-of-active-kif17-and-kif3ab-motors-and-their-motility-properties-under-load
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Bojan Milic, Johan O L Andreasson, Daniel W Hogan, Steven M Block
Homodimeric KIF17 and heterotrimeric KIF3AB are processive, kinesin-2 family motors that act jointly to carry out anterograde intraflagellar transport (IFT), ferrying cargo along microtubules (MTs) toward the tips of cilia. How IFT trains attain speeds that exceed the unloaded rate of the slower, KIF3AB motor remains unknown. By characterizing the motility properties of kinesin-2 motors as a function of load we find that the increase in KIF3AB velocity, elicited by forward loads from KIF17 motors, cannot alone account for the speed of IFT trains in vivo...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757354/stress-induced-hyperacetylation-of-microtubule-enhances-mitochondrial-fission-and-modulates-the-phosphorylation-of-drp1-at-616-ser
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Daniel Perdiz, Séverine Lorin, Ingrid Leroy-Gori, Christian Poüs
Mitochondria dynamics results from fission and fusion events that may be unbalanced in favor of mitochondrial fragmentation upon cell stress. During oxidative stress, microtubules are hyperacetylated in a mitochondria-dependent manner. In this study, we show that under stress conditions, most of the mitochondria form foci with microtubule domains that carry Drp1. We also demonstrate that stress-induced hyperacetylation of microtubules is required for the effective induction of Drp1 phosphorylation at (616)Ser, in a kinesin-1- and c-Jun N-terminal kinase-dependent manner...
July 28, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754624/dynamics-of-dimeric-kinesins-limping-effect-of-longitudinal-force-effects-of-neck-linker-extension-and-mutation-and-comparison-between-kinesin-1-and-kinesin-2
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Si-Kao Guo, Peng-Ye Wang, Ping Xie
Conventional kinesin (kinesin-1) can walk on microtubule filaments in an asymmetric hand-over-hand manner, exhibiting a marked alternation in the mean dwell time in successive steps. Here, we study computationally the asymmetric stepping dynamics of the kinesin-1 homodimer, revealing its origin and providing quantitative explanations of the available experimental data. The alternation in the mean dwell time in successive steps arises from the alternation in the mechanochemical coupling ratio, which is in turn caused by the alternation in the slight variation of the stretched neck linker length...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754069/axonal-spheroids-in-ovine-neuroaxonal-dystrophy-are-immunopositive-to-kinesin-and-dynein
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John W Finnie, Jim Manavis
Neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) is a neurologic disorder of sheep characterized by accumulation of numerous axonal swellings (spheroids) in specific regions of the brainstem and spinal cord. Disruption of axonal transport, which is driven in anterograde and retrograde directions by the molecular motors, kinesin and dynein, respectively, is believed to contribute to spheroid development. Accordingly, we examined spheroids in ovine NAD cases immunohistochemically for kinesin and dynein and found both motor proteins, with dynein more strongly expressed than kinesin...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747564/high-eg5-expression-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-breast-cancer
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Qin Jin, Fang Huang, Xudong Wang, Huijun Zhu, Yun Xian, Jieying Li, Shu Zhang, Qichao Ni
Eg5 is a motor protein belonging to the kinesin-5 family and has been suggested to exert important function in tumors. In this study, we determined the mRNA and protein expression levels of Eg5 in cancerous and non-cancerous breast tissue by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and tissue microarray immunohistochemistry analysis (TMA-IHC) respectively. The results of 20 fresh-frozen BC samples demonstrated that Eg5 mRNA levels were significantly higher in BC tissues compared with corresponding non-cancerous tissue (p = 0...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736169/protein-interaction-analysis-provides-a-map-of-the-spatial-and-temporal-organization-of-the-ciliary-gating-zone
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Daisuke Takao, Liang Wang, Allison Boss, Kristen J Verhey
The motility and signaling functions of the primary cilium require a unique protein and lipid composition that is determined by gating mechanisms localized at the base of the cilium. Several protein complexes localize to the gating zone and may regulate ciliary protein composition; however, the mechanisms of ciliary gating and the dynamics of the gating components are largely unknown. Here, we used the BiFC (bimolecular fluorescence complementation) assay and report for the first time on the protein-protein interactions that occur between ciliary gating components and transiting cargoes during ciliary entry...
August 7, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733669/high-resolution-imaging-of-a-single-gliding-protofilament-of-tubulins-by-hs-afm
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Jakia Jannat Keya, Daisuke Inoue, Yuki Suzuki, Toshiya Kozai, Daiki Ishikuro, Noriyuki Kodera, Takayuki Uchihashi, Arif Md Rashedul Kabir, Masayuki Endo, Kazuki Sada, Akira Kakugo
In vitro gliding assay of microtubules (MTs) on kinesins has provided us with valuable biophysical and chemo-mechanical insights of this biomolecular motor system. Visualization of MTs in an in vitro gliding assay has been mainly dependent on optical microscopes, limited resolution of which often render them insufficient sources of desired information. In this work, using high speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM), which allows imaging with higher resolution, we monitored MTs and protofilaments (PFs) of tubulins while gliding on kinesins...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733622/tumor-targeted-delivery-of-sirna-using-fatty-acyl-cgkrk-peptide-conjugates
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Meenakshi Sharma, Naglaa Salem El-Sayed, Hung Do, Keykavous Parang, Rakesh Kumar Tiwari, Hamidreza Montazeri Aliabadi
Tumor-targeted carriers provide efficient delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to tumor tissue. CGKRK is one of the well-known tumor targeting peptides with significant specificity for angiogenic blood vessels and tumor cells. Here, we designed fatty acyl conjugated CGKRK peptides, based on the hypothesis that hydrophobically-modified CGKRK peptide could enhance cellular permeation and delivery of siRNA targeted to tumor cells for effective silencing of selected proteins. We synthesized six fatty acyl-peptide conjugates, using a diverse chain of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids to study the efficiency of this approach...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731566/heterogeneity-in-kinesin-function
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Babu J N Reddy, Suvranta Tripathy, Michael Vershinin, Marvin Tanenbaum, Jing Xu, Michelle Mattson-Hoss, Karim Arabi, Dail Chapman, Tory Doolin, Changbong Hyeon, Steven P Gross
The kinesin family proteins are often studied as prototypical molecular motors; a deeper understanding of them can illuminate regulation of intracellular transport. It is typically assumed that they function identically. Here we find that this assumption of homogeneous function appears incorrect: variation among motors' velocities in vivo and in vitro is larger than the stochastic variation expected for an ensemble of 'identical" motors. When moving on microtubules, slow and fast motors are persistently slow, and fast, respectively...
July 21, 2017: Traffic
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