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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634011/immunomodulatory-properties-of-concholepas-concholepas-hemocyanin-against-francisellosis-in-a-zebrafish-model
#1
Leidy Lagos, Julia I Tandberg, María Inés Becker, Hanne C Winther-Larsen
The development of vaccines for aquaculture has been an important milestone in providing a continuous and sustainable production. Most of the vaccines currently on the market for aquaculture include oil as adjuvant. Nevertheless, several studies reported an occurrence of side effects after their use in farmed fish. As a result, there is a need for new and improved adjuvants that can stimulate the immune system while causing as few side-effects as possible. Hemocyanins are versatile macromolecules with strong immunogenic and immunomodulatory properties...
June 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633953/reversal-learning-and-resurgence-of-operant-behavior-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#2
Toshikazu Kuroda, Yuto Mizutani, Carlos R X Cançado, Christopher A Podlesnik
Zebrafish are used extensively as vertebrate animal models in biomedical research for having such features as a fully sequenced genome and transparent embryo. Yet, operant-conditioning studies with this species are scarce. The present study investigated reversal learning and resurgence of operant behavior in zebrafish. A target response (approaching a sensor) was reinforced in Phase 1. In Phase 2, the target response was extinguished while reinforcing an alternative response (approaching a different sensor)...
June 17, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632848/effect-of-gabapentin-memantine-on-the-infantile-nystagmus-syndrome-in-the-zebrafish-model-implications-for-the-therapy-of-ocular-motor-diseases
#3
Stefan Yu Bögli, Maresa Afthinos, Melody Ying-Yu Huang
Purpose: Infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) is a disorder characterized by typical horizontal eye oscillations. Due to the uncertain etiology of INS, developing specific treatments remains difficult. Single reports demonstrated, on limited measures, alleviating effects of gabapentin and memantine. In the current study, we employed the zebrafish INS model belladonna (bel) to conduct an in-depth study of how gabapentin and memantine interventions alleviate INS signs, which may further restore visual conditions in affected subjects...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632131/reciprocal-analyses-in-zebrafish-and-medaka-reveal-that-harnessing-the-immune-response-promotes-cardiac-regeneration
#4
Didier Yr Stainier, Shih-Lei Ben Lai, Rubén Marín-Juez, Pedro Luís Moura, Carsten Kuenne, Jason Kuan Han Lai, Ayele Taddese Tsedeke, Stefan Guenther, Mario Looso
Zebrafish display a distinct ability to regenerate their heart following injury. However, this ability is not shared by another teleost, the medaka. In order to identify cellular and molecular bases for this difference, we performed comparative transcriptomic analyses following cardiac cryoinjury. This comparison points to major differences in immune cell dynamics between these models. Upon closer examination, we observed delayed and reduced macrophage recruitment in medaka, along with delayed neutrophil clearance...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630873/an-integrative-developmental-genomics-and-systems-biology-approach-to-identify-an-in-vivo-sox-trio-mediated-gene-regulatory-network-in-murine-embryos
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Wenqing Jean Lee, Sumantra Chatterjee, Sook Peng Yap, Siew Lan Lim, Xing Xing, Petra Kraus, Wenjie Sun, Xiaoming Hu, V Sivakamasundari, Hsiao Yun Chan, Prasanna R Kolatkar, Shyam Prabhakar, Thomas Lufkin
Embryogenesis is an intricate process involving multiple genes and pathways. Some of the key transcription factors controlling specific cell types are the Sox trio, namely, Sox5, Sox6, and Sox9, which play crucial roles in organogenesis working in a concerted manner. Much however still needs to be learned about their combinatorial roles during this process. A developmental genomics and systems biology approach offers to complement the reductionist methodology of current developmental biology and provide a more comprehensive and integrated view of the interrelationships of complex regulatory networks that occur during organogenesis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630014/impact-of-molecular-hydrogen-treatments-on-the-innate-immune-activity-and-survival-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-challenged-with-aeromonas-hydrophila
#6
Zhenyu Hu, Bingqian Wu, Fanhong Meng, Zejian Zhou, Hui Lu, Heng Zhao
Recently, molecular hydrogen has been reported to have a suppressive effect on inflammation in human and rodent models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the preventive effects of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) on zebrafish challenged by A. hydrophila. We have found an increased survival rate of bacteria-challenged zebrafish subjected to the HRW immersion treatment. Furthermore, we have revealed that HRW was able to block multiplication of A. hydrophila in zebrafish. In addition, treatment of zebrafish infected by A...
June 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629306/%C3%AE-ca-specific-inhibitor-dithiocarbamate-fc14-584b-a-novel-antimycobacterial-agent-with-potential-to-treat-drug-resistant-tuberculosis
#7
Ashok Aspatwar, Milka Hammarén, Sanni Koskinen, Bruno Luukinen, Harlan Barker, Fabrizio Carta, Claudiu T Supuran, Mataleena Parikka, Seppo Parkkila
Inhibition of novel biological pathways in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) creates the potential for alternative approaches for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis. In vitro studies have shown that dithiocarbamate-derived β-carbonic anhydrase (β-CA) inhibitors Fc14-594 A and Fc14-584B effectively inhibit the activity of Mtb β-CA enzymes. We screened the dithiocarbamates for toxicity, and studied the in vivo inhibitory effect of the least toxic inhibitor on M. marinum in a zebrafish model. In our toxicity screening, Fc14-584B emerged as the least toxic and showed minimal toxicity in 5-day-old larvae at 300 µM concentration...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628668/dose-dependent-effects-of-gamma-radiation-on-the-early-zebrafish-development-and-gene-expression
#8
Selma Hurem, Leonardo Martín Martín, Dag Anders Brede, Eystein Skjerve, Rasoul Nourizadeh-Lillabadi, Ole Christian Lind, Terje Christensen, Vidar Berg, Hans-Christian Teien, Brit Salbu, Deborah Helen Oughton, Peter Aleström, Jan Ludvig Lyche
Ionizing radiation from natural sources or anthropogenic activity has the potential to cause oxidative stress or genetic damage in living organisms, through the ionization and excitation of molecules and the subsequent production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The present work focuses on radiation-induced biological effects using the zebrafish (Danio rerio) vertebrate model. Changes in developmental traits and gene expression in zebrafish were assessed after continuous external gamma irradiation (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628006/live-tracking-of-moving-samples-in-confocal-microscopy-for-vertically-grown-roots
#9
Daniel von Wangenheim, Robert Hauschild, Matyáš Fendrych, Vanessa Barone, Eva Benková, Jiří Friml
Roots navigate through soil integrating environmental signals to orient their growth. The Arabidopsis root is a widely used model for developmental, physiological and cell biological studies. Live imaging greatly aids these efforts, but the horizontal sample position and continuous root tip displacement present significant difficulties. Here, we develop a confocal microscope setup for vertical sample mounting and integrated directional illumination. We present TipTracker - a custom software for automatic tracking of diverse moving objects usable on various microscope setups...
June 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627489/treatment-of-francisella-infections-via-plga-and-lipid-based-nanoparticle-delivery-of-antibiotics-in-a-zebrafish-model
#10
Lilia S Ulanova, Marina Pinheiro, Carina Vibe, Claudia Nunes, Dorna Misaghian, Steven Wilson, Kaizheng Zhu, Federico Fenaroli, Hanne C Winther-Larsen, Salette Reis, Gareth Griffiths
We tested the efficiency of 2 different antibiotics, rifampicin and oxolinic acid, against an established infection caused by fish pathogen Francisella noatunensis ssp. orientalis (F.n.o.) in zebrafish. The drugs were tested in the free form as well as encapsulated into biodegradable nanoparticles, either polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles or nanostructured lipid carriers. The most promising therapies were PLGA-rifampicin nanoparticles and free oxolinic acid; the PLGA nanoparticles significantly delayed embryo mortality while free oxolinic acid prevented it...
June 19, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627438/genome-wide-identification-phylogeny-and-expression-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-genes-in-tetraploidized-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio
#11
Lin Chen, Chuanju Dong, Shengnan Kong, Jiangfan Zhang, Xuejun Li, Peng Xu
Bone morphogenetic proteins (Bmps) are a group of signaling molecules known to play important roles during formation and maintenance of various organs, not only bone, but also muscle, blood and so on. Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is one of the most intensively studied fish due to its economic and environmental importance. Besides, common carp had encountered an additional round of whole genome duplication (WGD) compared with many closely related diploid teleost, which make it one of the most important models for genome evolutionary studies in teleost...
June 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626485/isolation-and-characterization-of-isofraxidin-7-o-6-o-p-coumaroyl-%C3%AE-glucopyranoside-from-artemisia-capillaris-thunberg-a-novel-nontoxic-hyperpigmentation-agent-that-is-effective-in-vivo
#12
Soon-Ho Yim, Nadia Tabassum, Woong-Hee Kim, Haaglim Cho, Ji-Hyung Lee, Galzad J Batkhuu, Hyun Jung Kim, Won Keun Oh, Da-Woon Jung, Darren R Williams
Abnormalities in skin pigmentation can produce disorders such as albinism or melasma. There is a research need to discover novel compounds that safely and effectively regulate pigmentation. To identify novel modulators of pigmentation, we attempted to purify compounds from a bioactive fraction of the Korean medicinal plant Artemisia capillaris Thunberg. The novel compound isofraxidin 7-O-(6'-O-p-coumaroyl)-β-glucopyranoside (compound 1) was isolated and its pigmentation activity was characterized in mammalian melanocytes...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626029/a-homozygous-founder-mutation-in-trappc6b-associates-with-a-neurodevelopmental-disorder-characterised-by-microcephaly-epilepsy-and-autistic-features
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Isaac Marin-Valencia, Gaia Novarino, Anide Johansen, Basak Rosti, Mahmoud Y Issa, Damir Musaev, Gifty Bhat, Eric Scott, Jennifer L Silhavy, Valentina Stanley, Rasim O Rosti, Jeremy W Gleeson, Farhad B Imam, Maha S Zaki, Joseph G Gleeson
BACKGROUND: Transport protein particle (TRAPP) is a multisubunit complex that regulates membrane trafficking through the Golgi apparatus. The clinical phenotype associated with mutations in various TRAPP subunits has allowed elucidation of their functions in specific tissues. The role of some subunits in human disease, however, has not been fully established, and their functions remain uncertain. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to expand the range of neurodevelopmental disorders associated with mutations in TRAPP subunits by exome sequencing of consanguineous families...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626003/transcriptional-complexity-and-distinct-expression-patterns-of-auts2-paralogs-in-danio-rerio
#14
Igor Kondrychyn, Lena Robra, Vatsala Thirumalai
Several genes that have been implicated in autism spectrum disorders are large and have multiple transcripts. Neurons are especially enriched with longer transcripts compared to non-neural cell types. The human autism susceptibility candidate 2 (AUTS2) gene is ~1.2 Mb long and is implicated in a number of neurological disorders including autism, intellectual disability, addiction and developmental delay. Recent studies show AUTS2 to be important for activation of transcription of neural specific genes, neuronal migration and neurite outgrowth...
June 16, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625997/quantifying-vibrio-cholerae-enterotoxicity-in-a-zebrafish-infection-model
#15
Kristie C Mitchell, Paul Breen, Sarah Britton, Melody N Neely, Jeffrey H Withey
Vibrio cholerae is the etiological agent of cholera, an acute intestinal infection in humans characterized by voluminous watery diarrhea. Cholera is spread through ingestion of contaminated food or water, primarily in developing countries that lack the proper infrastructure for proper water and sewage treatment. Vibrio cholerae is an aquatic bacterium that inhabits coastal and estuarine areas, and is known to have several environmental reservoirs, including fish. Our laboratory has recently described the use of the zebrafish as a new animal model for the study of V...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625504/mutations-in-armc9-which-encodes-a-basal-body-protein-cause-joubert-syndrome-in-humans-and-ciliopathy-phenotypes-in-zebrafish
#16
Julie C Van De Weghe, Tamara D S Rusterholz, Brooke Latour, Megan E Grout, Kimberly A Aldinger, Ranad Shaheen, Jennifer C Dempsey, Sateesh Maddirevula, Yong-Han H Cheng, Ian G Phelps, Matthias Gesemann, Himanshu Goel, Ohad S Birk, Talal Alanzi, Rifaat Rawashdeh, Arif O Khan, Michael J Bamshad, Deborah A Nickerson, Stephan C F Neuhauss, William B Dobyns, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Ronald Roepman, Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu, Dan Doherty
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a recessive neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by hypotonia, ataxia, abnormal eye movements, and variable cognitive impairment. It is defined by a distinctive brain malformation known as the "molar tooth sign" on axial MRI. Subsets of affected individuals have malformations such as coloboma, polydactyly, and encephalocele, as well as progressive retinal dystrophy, fibrocystic kidney disease, and liver fibrosis. More than 35 genes have been associated with JS, but in a subset of families the genetic cause remains unknown...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624525/regulation-of-hepatic-abcb4-and-cyp3a65-gene-expression-and-multidrug-multixenobiotic-resistance-mdr-mxr-functional-activity-in-the-model-teleost-danio-rerio-zebrafish
#17
Jeremy S Jackson, Christopher J Kennedy
Multidrug/multixenobiotic resistance (MDR/MXR) confers resistance to a diverse range of potentially toxic pharmaceuticals and environmental contaminants through a cellular response that involves the coordinated induction and activity of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and the Phase I metabolizing enzyme cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A). In mammals, ligand-mediated pregnane X receptor (PXR) transcriptional activity regulates the induction of P-gp and CYP3A; however, this mechanism has not been well-characterized in fish...
June 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624236/regulation-of-the-proprotein-convertases-expression-and-activity-during-regenerative-angiogenesis-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif
#18
Jia Ma, Serge Evrard, Iker Badiola, Geraldine Siegfried, Abdel-Majid Khatib
Proprotein convertases (PCs) are involved in various physiological and pathological processes ranging from embryogenesis to carcinogenesis. Here, using the zebrafish fin regeneration model, we report induced expression of furin and PC5 but not PACE4 and PC7 during fin regeneration that is associated with increased PC activity. Stabilization of HIF by cobalt chloride (CoCl2) further increases these processes. The use of the general PC-inhibitor decanoyl-RVKR-cholromethyl ketone (CMK) inhibited control and CoCl2-induced PC activity...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623876/developmental-history-and-application-of-crispr-in-human-disease
#19
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Puping Liang, Xiya Zhang, Yuxi Chen, Junjiu Huang
Genome editing tools are programmable artificial nucleases, mainly including zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR). By recognizing and cleaving specific DNA sequences, genome editing tools make it possible to generate site-specific DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in the genome. DSBs will then be repaired by either error-prone non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) or high-fidelity homologous recombination (HR) mechanisms...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623664/mechanosensory-neurons-control-the-timing-of-spinal-microcircuit-selection-during-locomotion
#20
Claire Wyart, Steven Knafo, Kevin Fidelin, Andrew Prendergast, Po-En Brian Tseng, Alexandre Parrin, Charles William Dickey, Urs Lucas Böhm, Sophie Nunes FIgueiredo, Olivier Thouvenin, Hugues Pascal-Moussellard
Despite numerous physiological studies about reflexes in the spinal cord, the contribution of mechanosensory feedback to active locomotion and the nature of underlying spinal circuits remains elusive. Here we investigate how mechanosensory feedback shapes active locomotion in a genetic model organism exhibiting simple locomotion-the zebrafish larva. We show that mechanosensory feedback enhances the recruitment of motor pools during active locomotion. Furthermore, we demonstrate that inputs from mechanosensory neurons increase locomotor speed by prolonging fast swimming at the expense of slow swimming during stereotyped acoustic escape responses...
June 17, 2017: ELife
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