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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931750/adrenal-gipr-expression-and-chromosome-19q13-microduplications-in-gip-dependent-cushing-s-syndrome
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Anne-Lise Lecoq, Constantine A Stratakis, Say Viengchareun, Ronan Chaligné, Lucie Tosca, Vianney Deméocq, Mirella Hage, Annabel Berthon, Fabio R Faucz, Patrick Hanna, Hadrien-Gaël Boyer, Nicolas Servant, Sylvie Salenave, Gérard Tachdjian, Clovis Adam, Vanessa Benhamo, Eric Clauser, Anne Guiochon-Mantel, Jacques Young, Marc Lombès, Isabelle Bourdeau, Dominique Maiter, Antoine Tabarin, Jérôme Bertherat, Hervé Lefebvre, Wouter de Herder, Estelle Louiset, André Lacroix, Philippe Chanson, Jérôme Bouligand, Peter Kamenický
GIP-dependent Cushing's syndrome is caused by ectopic expression of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide receptor (GIPR) in cortisol-producing adrenal adenomas or in bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasias. Molecular mechanisms leading to ectopic GIPR expression in adrenal tissue are not known. Here we performed molecular analyses on adrenocortical adenomas and bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasias obtained from 14 patients with GIP-dependent adrenal Cushing's syndrome and one patient with GIP-dependent aldosteronism...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931628/type-b-response-regulators-act-as-central-integrators-in-transcriptional-control-of-the-auxin-biosynthesis-enzyme-taa1
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Zhenwei Yan, Xin Liu, Karin Ljung, Shuning Li, Wanying Zhao, Fan Yang, Meiling Wang, Yi Tao
During embryogenesis and organ formation, establishing proper gradient is critical for auxin function, which is achieved through coordinated regulation of both auxin metabolism and transport. Expression of auxin biosynthetic genes is often tissue specific and is regulated by environmental signals. However, the underlying regulatory mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we investigated the transcriptional regulation of a key auxin biosynthetic gene, TAA1 (L-Tryptophan aminotransferase of Arabidopsis 1). A canonical and a novel ARR (Arabidopsis response regulators) binding site were identified in the promoter and the second intron of TAA1, which were required for its tissue specific expression...
September 20, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926624/molecular-characterization-expression-analysis-and-heterologous-expression-of-two-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-genes-from-cucumis-sativus
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Xiang Nan Meng, Qiu Min Chen, Hai Yan Fan, Tie Feng Song, Na Cui, Ju Yong Zhao, Shu Min Jia, Ke Xin Meng
The translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP) is a family of abundant and ubiquitous proteins involved in several important primary functions. Cucumbers harbor two TCTP genes, CsTCTP1 and CsTCTP2; however, their functional roles remain unclear. In this study, we isolated CsTCTP1 and CsTCTP2 (XP-004134215 and XP-004135602, respectively) promoters, full-length cDNA and genomic sequences from Cucumis sativus. Bioinformatics analysis, containing cis-acting elements, structural domains, phylogenetic tree and conserved motifs, suggested the conservation and divergence of CsTCTP1 and CsTCTP2, thus providing knowledge regarding their functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916720/glucose-availability-controls-adipogenesis-in-mouse-3t3-l1-adipocytes-via-upregulation-of-nicotinamide-metabolism
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Robert M Jackson, Beth A Griesel, Jami M Gurley, Luke I Szweda, Ann Louise Olson
Expansion of adipose tissue in response to a positive energy balance underlies obesity and occurs through both hypertrophy of existing cells and increased differentiation of adipocyte precursors (hyperplasia). To better understand the nutrient signals that promote adipocyte differentiation, we investigated the role of glucose availability in regulating adipocyte differentiation and maturation. 3T3-L1 preadipocytes were grown and differentiated in media containing a standard differentiation hormone cocktail and either 4 or 25mM glucose...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884328/the-glycine-soja-nac-transcription-factor-gsnac019-mediates-the-regulation-of-plant-alkaline-tolerance-and-aba-sensitivity
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Lei Cao, Yang Yu, Xiaodong Ding, Dan Zhu, Fan Yang, Beidong Liu, Xiaoli Sun, Xiangbo Duan, Kuide Yin, Yanming Zhu
Overexpression of Gshdz4 or GsNAC019 enhanced alkaline tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis. We proved that Gshdz4 up-regulated both GsNAC019 and GsRD29B but GsNAC019 may repress the GsRD29B expression under alkaline stress. Wild soybean (Glycine soja) has a high tolerance to environmental challenges. It is a model species for dissecting the molecular mechanisms of salt-alkaline stresses. Although many NAC transcription factors play important roles in response to multiple abiotic stresses, such as salt, osmotic and cold, their mode of action in alkaline stress resistance is largely unknown...
September 7, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878795/organization-and-regulation-of-soybean-sumoylation-system-under-abiotic-stress-conditions
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Yanjun Li, Guixin Wang, Zeqian Xu, Jing Li, Mengwei Sun, Jingsong Guo, Wei Ji
Covalent attachment of the small ubiquitin-related modifier, SUMO, to substrate proteins plays a significant role in plants under stress conditions, which can alter target proteins' function, location, and protein-protein interactions. Despite this importance, information about SUMOylation in the major legume crop, soybean, remains obscure. In this study, we performed a bioinformatics analysis of the entire soybean genome and identified 40 genes belonged to six families involved in a cascade of enzymatic reactions in soybean SUMOylation system...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832544/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-the-gmsnrk2-family-in-soybean
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Wei Zhao, Yi-Hui Cheng, Chi Zhang, Xin-Jie Shen, Qing-Bo You, Wei Guo, Xiang Li, Xue-Jiao Song, Xin-An Zhou, Yong-Qing Jiao
Sucrose non-fermenting-1 (SNF1)-related protein kinase 2s (SnRK2s) that were reported to be involved in the transduction of abscisic acid (ABA) signaling, play important roles in response to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. Compared to the systemic investigation of SnRK2s in Arabidopsisthaliana and Oryza sativa, little is known regarding SnRK2s in soybean, which is one of the most important oil and protein crops. In the present study, we performed genome-wide identification and characterization of GmSnRK2s in soybean...
August 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814522/characterization-of-cis-acting-rna-elements-of-zika-virus-by-using-a-self-splicing-ribozyme-dependent-infectious-clone
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Zhong-Yu Liu, Jiu-Yang Yu, Xing-Yao Huang, Hang Fan, Xiao-Feng Li, Yong-Qiang Deng, Xue Ji, Meng-Li Cheng, Qing Ye, Hui Zhao, Jian-Feng Han, Xiao-Ping An, Tao Jiang, Bo Zhang, Yi-Gang Tong, Cheng-Feng Qin
Zika virus (ZIKV) has caused significant outbreaks and epidemics in the Americas recently, raising global concern due to its ability to cause microcephaly and other neurological complications. A stable and efficient infectious clone of ZIKV is urgently needed. However, the instability and toxicity of flavivirus cDNA clones in E. coli hosts has hindered the development of ZIKV infectious clones. Herein, using a novel self-splicing ribozyme-based strategy, we have generated a stable infectious cDNA clone of a contemporary ZIKV strain imported from Venezuela to China in 2016...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801900/monitoring-promoter-activity-by-flow-cytometry
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Taher E I Taher
Genetic reporters have become invaluable tools for indirectly monitoring promoter activities. The quantitative measurement of promoter activities using reporter gene systems is fundamental for pharmaceutical, biomedical, and molecular biology research. Genetic reporters are used not only for measuring promoter activities but also for understanding the mechanisms controlling gene transcription and in the identification, and characterization of cis-acting regulatory elements. Fluorescent reporter proteins including enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP ) are reliable for monitoring quantitative underlying differences in promoter activities...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758911/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-pnbhlh1-transcription-factor-in-panax-notoginseng
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Xiang Zhang, Feng Ge, Bing Deng, Taif Shah, Zhuangjia Huang, Diqiu Liu, Chaoyin Chen
Panax notoginseng has been extensively used as a traditional Chinese medicine. In the current study, molecular cloning and characterization of PnbHLH1 transcription factor were explored in Panax notoginseng. The full length of the PnbHLH1 gene obtained by splicing was 1430 bp, encoding 321 amino acids. Prokaryotic expression vector pET-28a-PnbHLH1 was constructed and transferred into the BL21 prokaryotic expression strain. An electrophoretic mobility shift assay of PnbHLH1 protein binding to E-box cis-acting elements verified that PnbHLH1 belonged to the bHLH class transcription factor which could interact with the promoter region of the E-box core sequence...
July 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756947/two-element-transcriptional-regulation-in-the-canonical-wnt-pathway
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Kibeom Kim, Jaehyoung Cho, Thomas S Hilzinger, Harry Nunns, Andrew Liu, Bryan E Ryba, Lea Goentoro
The canonical Wnt pathway regulates numerous fundamental processes throughout development and adult physiology and is often disrupted in diseases [1-4]. Signal in the pathway is transduced by β-catenin, which in complex with Tcf/Lef regulates transcription. Despite the many processes that the Wnt pathway governs, β-catenin acts primarily on a single cis element in the DNA, the Wnt-responsive element (WRE), at times potentiated by a nearby Helper site. In this study, working with Xenopus, mouse, and human systems, we identified a cis element, distinct from WRE, upon which β-catenin and Tcf act...
August 7, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755320/evaluation-of-the-mature-grain-phytase-candidate-hvpaphy_a-gene-in-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l-using-crispr-cas9-and-talens
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Inger B Holme, Toni Wendt, Javier Gil-Humanes, Lise C Deleuran, Colby G Starker, Daniel F Voytas, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen
In the present study, we utilized TALEN- and CRISPR/Cas9-induced mutations to analyze the promoter of the barley phytase gene HvPAPhy_a. The purpose of the study was dual, validation of the PAPhy_a enzyme as the main contributor of the mature grain phytase activity (MGPA), as well as validating the importance of a specific promoter region of the PAPhy_a gene which contains three overlapping cis-acting regulatory elements (GCN4, Skn1 and the RY-element) known to be involved in gene expression during grain filling...
July 28, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729874/systematic-analysis-of-hsf-family-genes-in-the-brassica-napus-genome-reveals-novel-responses-to-heat-drought-and-high-co2-stresses
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Xiaoyi Zhu, Chunqian Huang, Liang Zhang, Hongfang Liu, Jinhui Yu, Zhiyong Hu, Wei Hua
Drought and heat stress are major causes of lost plant crop yield. In the future, high levels of CO2, in combination of other abiotic stress factors, will become a novel source of stress. Little is known of the mechanisms involved in the acclimation responses of plants to this combination of abiotic stress factors, though it has been demonstrated that heat shock transcription factors (Hsfs) are involved in plant response to various abiotic stresses. In this study, we performed a genome-wide identification and a systematic analysis of genes in the Hsf gene family in Brassica napus...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726715/overexpression-of-the-osimp-gene-increases-the-accumulation-of-inositol-and-confers-enhanced-cold-tolerance-in-tobacco-through-modulation-of-the-antioxidant-enzymes-activities
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Rong-Xiang Zhang, Li-Jun Qin, De-Gang Zhao
Inositol is a cyclic polyol that is involved in various physiological processes, including signal transduction and stress adaptation in plants. l-myo-inositol monophosphatase (IMPase) is one of the metal-dependent phosphatase family members and catalyzes the last reaction step of biosynthesis of inositol. Although increased IMPase activity induced by abiotic stress has been reported in chickpea plants, the role and regulation of the IMP gene in rice (Oryza sativa L.) remains poorly understood. In the present work, we obtained a full-length cDNA sequence coding IMPase in the cold tolerant rice landraces in Gaogonggui, which is named as OsIMP...
July 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726630/dissection-of-specific-binding-of-hiv-1-gag-to-the-packaging-signal-in-viral-rna
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Mauricio Comas-Garcia, Siddhartha Ak Datta, Laura Baker, Rajat Varma, Prabhakar R Gudla, Alan Rein
Selective packaging of HIV-1 genomic RNA (gRNA) requires the presence of a cis-acting RNA element called the 'packaging signal' (Ψ). However, the mechanism by which Ψ promotes selective packaging of the gRNA is not well understood. We used fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and quenching data to monitor the binding of recombinant HIV-1 Gag protein to Cy5-tagged 190-base RNAs. At physiological ionic strength, Gag binds with very similar, nanomolar affinities to both Ψ-containing and control RNAs. We challenged these interactions by adding excess competing tRNA; introducing mutations in Gag; or raising the ionic strength...
July 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693485/three-members-of-medicago-truncatula-st-family-are-ubiquitous-during-development-and-modulated-by-nutritional-status-mtst1-and-dehydration-mtst2-and-mtst3
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Lucía Albornos, Ignacio Martín, Emilia Labrador, Berta Dopico
BACKGROUND: ShooT specific/Specific Tissue (ST) belong to a protein family of unknown function characterized by the DUF2775 domain and produced in specific taxonomic plant families, mainly Fabaceae and Asteraceae, with the Medicago truncatula ST family being the largest. The putative roles proposed for this family are cell elongation, biotic interactions, abiotic stress and N reserve. The aim of this work was to go deeper into the role of three M. truncatula ST proteins, namely ST1, ST2 and ST3...
July 10, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691155/construction-of-a-novel-synthetic-root-specific-promoter-and-its-characterization-in-transgenic-tobacco-plants
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Chakravarthi Mohan, Ashwin Narayan Jayanarayanan, Subramonian Narayanan
Synthetic promoter technology offers a framework for designing expression cassettes that could provide precise control of transgene expression. Such artificially designed promoters enable defined transgene regulation, reduce unwanted background expression, and can overcome homology-dependent gene silencing in transgenic plants. In the present study, a synthetic root-specific module was designed using characterized cis-acting elements, fused with minimal promoter (86 bp) from PortUbi882 promoter, and cloned in pCAMBIA1305...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676446/identification-and-expression-profiling-of-oryza-sativa-nucleotidyl-transferase-protein-ntp-genes-under-various-stress-conditions
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Haiqi Yang, Jianbo Song, Luming Yue, Xiaowei Mo, Jun Song, Beixin Mo
Nucleotidyl transferase proteins (NTPs) modify the 3' ends of mature small RNAs, leading to their stabilization or degradation. The first two plant NTPs, HESO1 and URT1, were identified in Arabidopsis. These two NTPs act cooperatively to uridylate the 3' terminal nucleotide of specific miRNAs, leading to their degradation and thereby affecting the expression of genes regulated by these miRNAs. Little is known about NTPs in other plants. Here, we performed a comprehensive analysis of 13 putative NTP genes in Oryza sativa, a major crop in global food production...
July 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673963/yeast-pah1-encoded-phosphatidate-phosphatase-controls-the-expression-of-cho1-encoded-phosphatidylserine-synthase-for-membrane-phospholipid-synthesis
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Gil-Soo Han, George M Carman
The PAH1-encoded phosphatidate phosphatase (PAP), which catalyzes the committed step for the synthesis of triacylglycerol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, exerts a negative regulatory effect on the level of phosphatidate used for the de novo synthesis of membrane phospholipids. This raises the question whether PAP thereby affects the expression and activity of enzymes involved in phospholipid synthesis. Here, we examined the PAP-mediated regulation of CHO1-encoded phosphatidylserine synthase (PSS), which catalyzes the committed step for the synthesis of major phospholipids via the CDP-diacylglycerol pathway...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659964/transcription-factor-repertoire-of-necrotrophic-fungal-phytopathogen-ascochyta-rabiei-predominance-of-myb-transcription-factors-as-potential-regulators-of-secretome
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Sandhya Verma, Rajesh K Gazara, Praveen K Verma
Transcription factors (TFs) are the key players in gene expression and their study is highly significant for shedding light on the molecular mechanisms and evolutionary history of organisms. During host-pathogen interaction, extensive reprogramming of gene expression facilitated by TFs is likely to occur in both host and pathogen. To date, the knowledge about TF repertoire in filamentous fungi is in infancy. The necrotrophic fungus Ascochyta rabiei, that causes destructive Ascochyta blight (AB) disease of chickpea (Cicer arietinum), demands more comprehensive study for better understanding of Ascochyta-legume pathosystem...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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