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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096221/efficient-crispr-cas9-assisted-gene-targeting-enables-rapid-and-precise-genetic-manipulation-of-mammalian-neural-stem-cells
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Raul Bardini Bressan, Pooran Singh Dewari, Maria Kalantzaki, Ester Gangoso, Mantas Matjusaitis, Claudia Garcia-Diaz, Carla Blin, Vivien Grant, Harry Bulstrode, Sabine Gogolok, William C Skarnes, Steven M Pollard
Mammalian neural stem (NS) cell lines provide a tractable model for discovery across stem cell and developmental biology, regenerative medicine and neuroscience. They can be derived from foetal or adult germinal tissues and continuously propagated in vitro as adherent monolayers. NS cells are clonally expandable, genetically stable, and easily transfectable - experimental attributes compatible with targeted genetic manipulations. However, gene targeting - so critical for functional studies of embryonic stem cells - has not been exploited to date in NS cells...
January 17, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095751/crispr-based-epigenome-editing-of-cytokine-receptors-for-the-promotion-of-cell-survival-and-tissue-deposition-in-inflammatory-environments
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Niloofar Farhang, Jonathan M Brunger, Joshua D Stover, Pratiksha I Thakore, Brandon Lawrence, Farshid Guilak, Charles A Gersbach, Lori A Setton, Robert D Bowles
Musculoskeletal diseases have been associated with inflammatory cytokine action, particularly action by TNF-α and IL-1β. These inflammatory cytokines promote apoptosis and senescence of cells in diseased tissue and extracellular matrix breakdown. Stem cell-based therapies are being considered for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, but the presence of these inflammatory cytokines will have similar deleterious action on therapeutic cells delivered to these environments. Methods that prevent inflammatory-induced apoptosis and pro-inflammatory signaling, in cell and pathway specific manners are needed...
January 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088579/the-microrna-449-family-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-liver-cancer-cell-migration-by-targeting-sox4
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Maria Sandbothe, Reena Buurman, Nicole Reich, Luisa Greiwe, Beate Vajen, Engin Gürlevik, Vera Schäffer, Marlies Eilers, Florian Kühnel, Alejandro Vaquero, Thomas Longerich, Stephanie Roessler, Peter Schirmacher, Michael P Manns, Thomas Illig, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Britta Skawran
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Modulation of microRNA expression is considered for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, we characterized the epigenetically regulated microRNA-449 family (miR-449a, miR-449b, miR-449c) with regards to its functional effects and target genes in HCC. METHODS: After transfection of miR-449a, miR-449b, and/or miR-449c, tumor-relevant functional effects were analyzed using in vitro assays and a xenograft mouse model. Binding specificities, target genes, and regulated pathways of each microRNA were identified by microarray analyses...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086783/de-novo-transcriptome-analysis-of-rose-scented-geranium-provides-insights-into-the-metabolic-specificity-of-terpene-and-tartaric-acid-biosynthesis
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Lokesh K Narnoliya, Girija Kaushal, Sudhir P Singh, Rajender S Sangwan
BACKGROUND: Rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium sp.) is a perennial herb that produces a high value essential oil of fragrant significance due to the characteristic compositional blend of rose-oxide and acyclic monoterpenoids in foliage. Recently, the plant has also been shown to produce tartaric acid in leaf tissues. Rose-scented geranium represents top-tier cash crop in terms of economic returns and significance of the plant and plant products. However, there has hardly been any study on its metabolism and functional genomics, nor any genomic expression dataset resource is available in public domain...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081143/engineered-aedes-aegypti-jak-stat-pathway-mediated-immunity-to-dengue-virus
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Natapong Jupatanakul, Shuzhen Sim, Yesseinia I Angleró-Rodríguez, Jayme Souza-Neto, Suchismita Das, Kristin E Poti, Shannan L Rossi, Nicholas Bergren, Nikos Vasilakis, George Dimopoulos
We have developed genetically modified Ae. aegypti mosquitoes that activate the conserved antiviral JAK/STAT pathway in the fat body tissue, by overexpressing either the receptor Dome or the Janus kinase Hop by the blood feeding-induced vitellogenin (Vg) promoter. Transgene expression inhibits infection with several dengue virus (DENV) serotypes in the midgut as well as systemically and in the salivary glands. The impact of the transgenes Dome and Hop on mosquito longevity was minimal, but it resulted in a compromised fecundity when compared to wild-type mosquitoes...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071742/core-transcription-factors-micrornas-and-small-molecules-drive-transdifferentiation-of-human-fibroblasts-towards-the-cardiac-cell-lineage
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Nicolas Christoforou, Syandan Chakraborty, Robert D Kirkton, Andrew F Adler, Russell C Addis, Kam W Leong
Transdifferentiation has been described as a novel method for converting human fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells. Such an approach can produce differentiated cells to study physiology or pathophysiology, examine drug interactions or toxicities, and engineer cardiac tissues. Here we describe the transdifferentiation of human dermal fibroblasts towards the cardiac cell lineage via the induced expression of transcription factors GATA4, TBX5, MEF2C, MYOCD, NKX2-5, and delivery of microRNAs miR-1 and miR-133a...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051907/novel-r2r3-myb-transcription-factors-from-prunus-americana-regulate-differential-patterns-of-anthocyanin-accumulation-in-tobacco-and-citrus
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Kasturi Dasgupta, Roger Thilmony, Ed Stover, Maria Luiza Oliveira, James Thomson
The level of anthocyanins in plants vary widely among cultivars, developmental stages and environmental stimuli. Previous studies have reported that the expression of various MYBs regulate anthocyanin pigmentation during growth and development. Here we examine the activity of three novel R2R3-MYB transcription factor (TF) genes, PamMybA.1, PamMybA.3 and PamMybA.5 from Prunus americana. The anthocyanin accumulation patterns mediated by CaMV double35S promoter (db35Sp) controlled expression of the TFs in transgenic tobacco were compared to citrus-MoroMybA, Arabidopsis-AtMybA1 and grapevine-VvMybA1 transgenics during their entire growth cycles...
January 4, 2017: GM Crops & Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024296/mtorc1-and-muscle-regeneration-are-regulated-by-the-linc00961-encoded-spar-polypeptide
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Akinobu Matsumoto, Alessandra Pasut, Masaki Matsumoto, Riu Yamashita, Jacqueline Fung, Emanuele Monteleone, Alan Saghatelian, Keiichi I Nakayama, John G Clohessy, Pier Paolo Pandolfi
Although long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are non-protein-coding transcripts by definition, recent studies have shown that a fraction of putative small open reading frames within lncRNAs are translated. However, the biological significance of these hidden polypeptides is still unclear. Here we identify and functionally characterize a novel polypeptide encoded by the lncRNA LINC00961. This polypeptide is conserved between human and mouse, is localized to the late endosome/lysosome and interacts with the lysosomal v-ATPase to negatively regulate mTORC1 activation...
December 26, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000715/the-mechanism-of-a-chitosan-collagen-composite-film-used-as-biomaterial-support-for-mc3t3-e1-cell-differentiation
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Xiaoyan Wang, Gan Wang, Long Liu, Dongyi Zhang
Natural composite biomaterials are good structural supports for bone cells to regenerate lost bone. Here, we report that a chitosan-collagen composite film accelerated osteoblast proliferation, differentiation and matrix mineralization in MC3T3-E1 cells. Intriguingly, we observed that the film enhanced the phosphorylation of Erk1/2. We showed that the chitosan-collagen composite film increased the transcriptional activity of Runx2, which is an important factor regulating osteoblast differentiation downstream of phosphorylated Erk1/2...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993560/step-changes-in-leaf-oil-accumulation-via-iterative-metabolic-engineering
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Thomas Vanhercke, Uday K Divi, Anna El Tahchy, Qing Liu, Madeline Mitchell, Matthew C Taylor, Peter J Eastmond, Fiona Bryant, Anna Mechanicos, Cheryl Blundell, Yao Zhi, Srinivas Belide, Pushkar Shrestha, Xue-Rong Zhou, Jean-Philippe Ral, Rosemary G White, Allan Green, Surinder P Singh, James R Petrie
Synthesis and accumulation of plant oils in the entire vegetative biomass offers the potential to deliver yields surpassing those of oilseed crops. However, current levels still fall well short of those typically found in oilseeds. Here we show how transcriptome and biochemical analyses pointed to a futile cycle in a previously established Nicotiana tabacum line, accumulating up to 15% (dry weight) of the storage lipid triacylglycerol in leaf tissue. To overcome this metabolic bottleneck, we either silenced the SDP1 lipase or overexpressed the Arabidopsis thaliana LEC2 transcription factor in this transgenic background...
January 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986563/role-and-mechanism-of-pten-in-adiponectin-induced-osteogenesis-in-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Xuhong Liu, Tong Chen, Yuwei Wu, Zhihui Tang
Human bone marrow-derived stromal cells (hBMSC) are multi-potent stem cells that can differentiate into osteogenic and adipogenic lineages. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocyte-derived hormone that modulates a series of metabolic processes. Recent studies revealed a relationship between APN and bone regeneration, though the underlying mechanism was not fully examined. Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN) is a tumor suppressor and a therapeutic target for the metabolic syndrome. Its deletion mutants increase osteoblast activity and bone mineral density...
December 13, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977315/antibody-sirna-conjugates-drugging-the-undruggable-for-anti-leukemic-therapy
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Jogender Tushir-Singh
Generating effective RNAi-based therapies with the potential to achieve leukemia remission remains critical unmet need. Despite a growing number of leukemia clinical trials, tissue specific delivery of therapeutic siRNA is a major roadblock in translating its clinical potential. The most recent reports in the antibody-siRNA-conjugates (ARCs) field add new dimensions to leukemic therapy, where a covalently ligated therapeutic antisense-RNA with the potential to repress the oncogenic transcript is selectively delivered into the cancer cells...
December 23, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923328/modeling-stroma-induced-drug-resistance-in-a-tissue-engineered-tumor-model-of-ewing-sarcoma
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Marco Santoro, Brian A Menegaz, Salah-Eddine Lamhamedi-Cherradi, Eric R Molina, Danielle Wu, Waldemar Priebe, Joseph A Ludwig, Antonios G Mikos
Three-dimensional (3D) tumor models are gaining traction in the research community given their capacity to mimic aspects of the tumor microenvironment absent in monolayer systems. In particular, the ability to spatiotemporally control cell placement within ex vivo 3D systems has enabled the study of tumor-stroma interactions. Furthermore, by regulating biomechanical stimuli, one can reveal how biophysical cues affect stromal cell phenotype and how their phenotype impacts tumor drug sensitivity. Both tumor architecture and shear force have profound effects on Ewing sarcoma (ES) cell behavior and are known to elicit ligand-mediated activation of the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R), thereby mediating resistance of ES cells to IGF-1R inhibitors...
January 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918898/roles-of-l-type-calcium-channels-cav1-2-and-the-distal-c-terminus-dct-in-differentiation-and-mineralization-of-rat-dental-apical-papilla-stem-cells-rscaps
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Qianqian Gao, Jianping Ge, Yanqin Ju, Changsheng Li, Jian Gao, Meisheng Wu, Shouliang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Voltage-gated inward Ca(2+) currents (ICa) are triggered by cell depolarization and commonly produce transient increases in the cytoplasmic free Ca(2+) concentration. The CaV1.2 distal C-terminus is susceptible to proteolytic cleavage, which yields a truncated CaV1.2 subunit and a cleaved C-terminal fragment (CCt or DCT). Stem cells from the apical papilla (SCAPs) has a capacity for differentiation into the odontoblastic-like cells in vitro and dentin forming in vivo, which makes SCAPs advantages in tissue engineering and regenerative endodontic...
February 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916924/divergent-expression-patterns-in-two-vernicia-species-revealed-the-potential-role-of-the-hub-gene-vmap2-erf036-in-resistance-to-fusarium-oxysporum-in-vernicia-montana
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Qiyan Zhang, Ming Gao, Liwen Wu, Yangdong Wang, Yicun Chen
Tung oil tree (Vernicia fordii) is a promising industrial oil crop; however, this tree is highly susceptible to Fusarium wilt disease. Conversely, Vernicia montana is resistant to the pathogen. The APETALA2/ethylene-responsive element binding factor (AP2/ERF) transcription factor superfamily has been reported to play a significant role in resistance to Fusarium oxysporum. In this study, comprehensive analysis identified 75 and 81 putative Vf/VmAP2/ERF transcription factor-encoding genes in V. fordii and V. montana, respectively, which were divided into AP2, ERF, related to ABI3 and VP1 (RAV) and Soloist families...
December 1, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904482/engineering-personalized-neural-tissue-using-functionalized-transcription-factors
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Stephanie M Willerth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855193/transcriptome-wide-identification-and-expression-analysis-of-the-nac-gene-family-in-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis-l-o-kuntze
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Yong-Xin Wang, Zhi-Wei Liu, Zhi-Jun Wu, Hui Li, Jing Zhuang
In plants, the NAC (NAM-ATAF1/2-CUC) family of proteins constitutes several transcription factors and plays vital roles in diverse biological processes, such as growth, development, and adaption to adverse factors. Tea, as a non-alcoholic drink, is known for its bioactive ingredients and health efficacy. Currently, knowledge about NAC gene family in tea plant remains very limited. In this study, a total of 45 CsNAC genes encoding NAC proteins including three membrane-bound members were identified in tea plant through transcriptome analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820865/egr1-regulates-transcription-downstream-of-mechanical-signals-during-tendon-formation-and-healing
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Ludovic Gaut, Nicolas Robert, Antony Delalande, Marie-Ange Bonnin, Chantal Pichon, Delphine Duprez
BACKGROUND: Tendon is a mechanical tissue that transmits forces generated by muscle to bone in order to allow body motion. The molecular pathways that sense mechanical forces during tendon formation, homeostasis and repair are not known. EGR1 is a mechanosensitive transcription factor involved in tendon formation, homeostasis and repair. We hypothesized that EGR1 senses mechanical signals to promote tendon gene expression. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using in vitro and in vivo models, we show that the expression of Egr1 and tendon genes is downregulated in 3D-engineered tendons made of mesenchymal stem cells when tension is released as well as in tendon homeostasis and healing when mechanical signals are reduced...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811389/hydrogel-fibers-encapsulating-human-stem-cells-in-an-injectable-calcium-phosphate-scaffold-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Lin Wang, Ping Wang, Michael D Weir, Mark A Reynolds, Liang Zhao, Hockin H K Xu
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) are exciting cell sources for use in regenerative medicine. There have been no reports on long hydrogel fibers encapsulating stem cells inside an injectable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffold for bone tissue engineering. The objectives of this study were: (1) to develop a novel injectable CPC construct containing hydrogel fibers encapsulating cells for bone engineering, and (2) to investigate and compare cell viability, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of hiPSC-MSCs, hESC-MSCs and hUCMSCs in injectable CPC...
November 4, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798116/most-brain-disease-associated-and-eqtl-haplotypes-are-not-located-within-transcription-factor-dnase-seq-footprints-in-brain
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Adam E Handel, Giuseppe Gallone, M Zameel Cader, Chris P Ponting
Dense genotyping approaches have revealed much about the genetic architecture both of gene expression and disease susceptibility. However, assigning causality to genetic variants associated with a transcriptomic or phenotypic trait presents a far greater challenge. The development of epigenomic resources by ENCODE, the Epigenomic Roadmap and others has led to strategies that seek to infer the likely functional variants underlying these genome-wide association signals. It is known, for example, that such variants tend to be located within areas of open chromatin, as detected by techniques such as DNase-seq and FAIRE-seq...
October 26, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
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