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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526875/endophilinas-regulate-endosomal-sorting-of-bdnf-trkb-to-mediate-survival-signaling-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Katja Burk, John D Murdoch, Siona Freytag, Melanie Koenig, Vinita Bharat, Ronja Markworth, Susanne Burkhardt, Andre Fischer, Camin Dean
The sorting of activated receptors into distinct endosomal compartments is essential to activate specific signaling cascades and cellular events including growth and survival. However, the proteins involved in this sorting are not well understood. We discovered a novel role of EndophilinAs in sorting of activated BDNF-TrkB receptors into late endosomal compartments. Mice lacking all three EndophilinAs accumulate Rab7-positive late endosomes. Moreover, EndophilinAs are differentially localized to, co-traffic with, and tubulate, distinct endosomal compartments: In response to BDNF, EndophilinA2 is recruited to both early and late endosomes, EndophilinA3 is recruited to Lamp1-positive late endosomes, and co-trafficks with Rab5 and Rab7 in both the presence and absence of BDNF, while EndophilinA1 colocalizes at lower levels with endosomes...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525888/combination-of-desi2-and-ip10-gene-therapy-significantly-improves-therapeutic-efficacy-against-murine-carcinoma
#2
Chao Lin, HuaYing Yan, Jun Yang, Lei Li, Mei Tang, Xinyu Zhao, Chunlai Nie, Na Luo, Yuquan Wei, Zhu Yuan
DESI2 (also known as PNAS-4) is a novel pro-apoptotic gene activated during the early response to DNA damage. We previously reported that overexpression of DESI2 induces S phase arrest and apoptosis by activating checkpoint kinases. The present study was designed to test whether combination of DESI2 and IP10 could improve the therapy efficacy in vitro and in vivo. The recombinant plasmid co-expressing DESI2 and IP10 was encapsulated with DOTAP/Cholesterol nanoparticle. Immunocompetent mice bearing CT26 colon carcinoma and LL2 lung cancer were treated with the complex...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523599/differential-effects-of-early-life-nutrient-restriction-in-long-lived-ghr-ko-and-normal-mice
#3
Yimin Fang, Samuel McFadden, Justin Darcy, Cristal M Hill, Joshua A Huber, Steve Verhulst, John J Kopchick, Richard A Miller, Liou Y Sun, Andrzej Bartke
There is increasing evidence that growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling (collectively referred to as somatotropic signaling) during development has a profound influence on aging and longevity. Moreover, the absence of GH action was shown to modify responses of adult mice to calorie restriction (CR) and other antiaging interventions. It was therefore of interest to determine whether GH resistance in GH receptor knockout (GHR-KO) mice would modify the effects of mild pre-weaning CR imposed by increasing the number of pups in a litter (the so-called litter crowding)...
May 18, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522549/carbonic-anhydrases-function-in-anther-cell-differentiation-downstream-of-the-receptor-like-kinase-ems1
#4
Jian Huang, Zhiyong Li, Gabriel Biener, Erhui Xiong, Shikha Malik, Nathan Eaton, Catherine Z Zhao, Valerica Raicu, Hongzhi Kong, Dazhong Dave Zhao
Plants extensively employ leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs), the largest family of RLKs, to control a wide range of growth and developmental processes as well as defense responses. To date, only a few direct downstream effectors for LRR-RLKs have been identified. We previously showed that the LRR-RLK EMS1 (EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTES1) and its ligand TPD1 (TAPETUM DETERMINANT1) are required for the differentiation of somatic tapetal cells and reproductive microsporocytes during early anther development in Arabidopsis thaliana...
May 18, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522456/stress-response-gene-expression-reflects-morpho-physiological-responses-to-water-deficit
#5
Wojciech Rymaszewski, Denis Vile, Alexis Bédiée, Myriam Dauzat, Nathalie Luchaire, Dominika Kamrowska, Christine Granier, Jacek Hennig
Acclimation to water deficit (WD) enables plants to maintain growth under unfavorable environmental conditions, although the mechanisms are not completely understood. In this study, the natural variation of long-term acclimation to moderate (MWD) and severe (SWD) soil water deficits was investigated in 18 Arabidopsis accessions using PHENOPSIS, an automated phenotyping platform. Soil water content was adjusted at an early stage of plant development and maintained at a constant level until reproductive age was achieved...
May 18, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521301/activation-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-signaling-in-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc
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Carles Codony-Servat, Jordi Codony-Servat, Niki Karachaliou, Miguel Angel Molina, Imane Chaib, Jose Luis Ramirez, Maria de Los Llanos Gil, Flavio Solca, Trever G Bivona, Rafael Rosell
Gefitinib, erlotinib or afatinib are the current treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating mutation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), but less than 5% of patients achieve a complete response and the median progression-free survival is no longer than 12 months. Early adaptive resistance can occur as soon as two hours after starting treatment by activating signal transducer and activation of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling. We investigated the activation of STAT3 in a panel of gefitinib-sensitive EGFR mutant cell lines, and gefitinib-resistant PC9 cell lines developed in our laboratory...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521108/mir-301b-promotes-the-proliferation-mobility-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-bladder-cancer-cells-by-targeting-egr1
#7
Lei Yan, Yan Wang, Jun Liang, Zhixin Liu, Xiaodong Sun, Kerui Cai
We aimed to investigate the role of miR-301b in the modulation of the proliferation, migration and invasion in bladder cancer (BLCA) cells. The expression of miR-301b and EGR1 (early growth response gene 1) mRNA were analyzed by qRT-PCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction). Dual-luciferase reporter gene system was used to identify the target relationship between miR-301b and EGR1. Cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis were analyzed by MTT assay, colony-forming assay and flow cytometry, respectively...
May 18, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520765/an-integrative-analysis-of-tissue-specific-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-responses-to-short-term-dietary-methionine-restriction-in-mice
#8
Sujoy Ghosh, Laura A Forney, Desiree Wanders, Kirsten P Stone, Thomas W Gettys
Dietary methionine restriction (MR) produces a coordinated series of transcriptional responses in peripheral tissues that limit fat accretion, remodel lipid metabolism in liver and adipose tissue, and improve overall insulin sensitivity. Hepatic sensing of reduced methionine leads to induction and release of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), which acts centrally to increase sympathetic tone and activate thermogenesis in adipose tissue. FGF21 also has direct effects in adipose to enhance glucose uptake and oxidation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514743/htlv-1-tax-upregulates-early-growth-response-protein-1-through-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#9
Qingsong Huang, Zhiguo Niu, Jingxian Han, Xihong Liu, Zhuangwei Lv, Huanhuan Li, Lixiang Yuan, Xiangping Li, Shuming Sun, Hui Wang, Xinxiang Huang
Human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a complex retrovirus that causes adult T cell leukemia (ATL) in susceptible individuals. The HTLV-1-encoded oncoprotein Tax induces persistent activation of the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway. Early growth response protein 1 (EGR1) is overexpressed in HTLV-1-infected T cell lines and ATL cells. Here, we showed that both Tax expression and HTLV-1 infection promoted EGR1 overexpression. Loss of the NF-κB binding site in the EGR1 promotor or inhibition of NF-κB activation reduced Tax-induced EGR1 upregulation...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511077/clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-predicting-a-requirement-for-the-reevaluation-of-growth-hormone-status-during-growth-hormone-treatment-retesting-early-in-the-course-of-gh-treatment
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Dogus Vuralli, E Nazli Gonc, Z Alev Ozon, Ayfer Alikasifoglu, Nurgun Kandemir
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to define the predictive criteria, in the form of specific clinical, hormonal and radiological parameters, for children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) who may benefit from the reevaluation of GH status early in the course of growth hormone (GH) treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS: Two hundred sixty-five children with growth hormone deficiency were retested by GH stimulation at the end of the first year of GH treatment. The initial clinical and laboratory characteristics of those with a normal (GH≥10ng/ml) response and those with a subnormal (GH<10ng/ml) response were compared to predict a normal GH status during reassessment...
May 10, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510090/the-melatonin-immunomodulatory-actions-in-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
M Najafi, A Shirazi, E Motevaseli, Gh Geraily, F Norouzi, M Heidari, S Rezapoor
Radiotherapy has a key role in cancer treatment in more than half of patients with cancer. The management of severe side effects of this treatment modality is a limiting factor to appropriate treatment. Immune system responses play a pivotal role in many of the early and late side effects of radiation. Moreover, immune cells have a significant role in tumor response to radiotherapy, such as angiogenesis and tumor growth. Melatonin as a potent antioxidant has shown appropriate immune regulatory properties that may ameliorate toxicity induced by radiation in various organs...
April 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508575/upregulation-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-the-ventricular-zone-after-cortical-stroke
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Adrianna N Gunton, Juan C Sanchez-Arias, Esther O Carmona-Wagner, Leigh E Wicki-Stordeur, Leigh Anne Swayne
PURPOSE: After cortical stroke, neural precursor cells (NPCs) in the distal ventricular zone (VZ) proliferate more rapidly and migrate towards the injured cortex. While evidence suggests this can enhance stroke recovery, the underlying molecular mechanisms initiating the response are poorly understood. Here we identified changes in protein expression in the ipsilateral VZ early (4 hours) after stroke to gain insight into the initial mechanisms involved in NPC activation post-stroke. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Four hours after photothrombotic stroke (or sham surgery control) in the sensorimotor cortex, adult mice (10 stroke, 10 sham) were subjected to cardiac perfusion with PBS, and ipsilateral and contralateral VZ tissue was microdissected...
May 15, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507241/an-amino-acid-substitution-in-rna-polymerase-that-inhibits-the-utilization-of-an-alternative-sigma-factor
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Anna F Wang Erickson, Padraig Deighan, Cinthia P Garcia, Robert O J Weinzierl, Ann Hochschild, Richard Losick
Sigma (σ) factors direct gene transcription by binding to and determining the promoter recognition specificity of RNA polymerase (RNAP) in bacteria. Genes transcribed under the control of alternative sigma factors allow cells to respond to stress and undergo developmental processes such as sporulation in Bacillus subtilis, in which gene expression is controlled by a cascade of alternative sigma factors. Binding of sigma factors to RNA polymerase depends on the coiled-coil (or clamp helices) motif of the β' subunit...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506172/the-effect-of-myostatin-gdf-8-on-proliferation-and-tenocyte-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#14
Wei Le, Jeffrey Yao
BACKGROUND: The future in flexor tendon surgery involves tissue engineering approaches directed toward increasing early repair strength to accelerate tendon healing and to allow for earlier onset of rehabilitation. Previous work has shown that pluripotential mesenchymal stem cells may be successfully delivered to a tendon repair site using a suture carrier. The current work describes the use of Myostatin (GDF-8) to help guide these delivered pluripotential stem cells to differentiate down a tenocyte lineage to potentially maximize the reparative effects of these cells at the tendon repair site...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504690/microrna-645-is-an-oncogenic-regulator-in-colon-cancer
#15
S T Guo, X Y Guo, J Wang, C Y Wang, R H Yang, F H Wang, X Y Li, H Hondermarck, R F Thorne, Y F Wang, L Jin, X D Zhang, C C Jiang
Despite advances in early diagnosis and the development of molecularly targeted therapy, curative treatment of colon cancer once it has metastasized is yet to be accomplished. This is closely associated with deregulated CRC cell proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. Here we reveal that upregulation of microRNA-645 (miR-645) through DNA copy number gain is responsible for enhanced proliferation and resistance to apoptosis in colon cancer. MiR-645 was upregulated in most colon cancer tissues related to adjacent normal mucosa...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504350/the-arfgap-protein-moglo3-regulates-the-development-and-pathogenicity-of-magnaporthe-oryzae
#16
Shengpei Zhang, Xiu Liu, Lianwei Li, Rui Yu, Jialiang He, Haifeng Zhang, Xiaobo Zheng, Ping Wang, Zhengguang Zhang
The ADP ribosylation factor (Arf) and the coat protein complex I (COPI) are both involved in vesicle transport. Together with GTPase-activating proteins (ArfGAPs) and guanine exchange factors (ArfGEFs) that regulate the activity of Arf, they govern vesicle formation, COPI trafficking, and the maintenance of the Golgi complex. In an ongoing effort to study the role of membrane trafficking in pathogenesis of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, we identified MoGlo3 as an ArfGAP protein that is homologous to Glo3p of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
May 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501785/experimental-study-of-sucralfate-intervention-for-paraquat-poisoning-in-rats
#17
Zhu Junbo, Yu Yongtao, Li Hongbo, Zheng Fenshuang, Lin Ruyun, Yang Chun'ai
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the effects of sucralfate intervention as a novel treatment for paraquat (PQ) poisoning in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. METHODS: After PQ poisoning, the SD rats were randomly divided into the PQ control group (treated with normal saline), the sodium bicarbonate (SB) treatment group, and the sucralfate (LTL) treatment group. Then, the rats were administered normal saline, sodium bicarbonate solution, or sucralfate suspension as an intervention by gastric lavage...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501408/understanding-the-gut-microbiome-of-dairy-calves-opportunities-to-improve-early-life-gut-health
#18
Nilusha Malmuthuge, Le Luo Guan
Early gut microbiota plays a vital role in the long-term health of the host. However, understanding of these microbiota is very limited in livestock species, especially in dairy calves. Neonatal calves are highly susceptible to enteric infections, one of the major causes of calf death, so approaches to improving gut health and overall calf health are needed. An increasing number of studies are exploring the microbial composition of the gut, the mucosal immune system, and early dietary interventions to improve the health of dairy calves, revealing possibilities for effectively reducing the susceptibility of calves to enteric infections while promoting growth...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499366/the-role-of-brca1-iris-in-the-development-and-progression-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers-in-egypt-possible-link-to-disease-early-lesion
#19
Danielle Bogan, Lucio Meile, Ahmed El Bastawisy, Hend F Yousef, Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Abeer A Bahnassy, Wael M ElShamy
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most globally diagnosed female cancer, with the triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) being the most aggressive subtype of the disease. In this study we aimed at comparing the effect of BRCA1-IRIS overexpression on the clinico-pathological characteristics in breast cancer patients with TNBC or non-TNBC in the largest comprehensive cancer center in Egypt. METHODS: To reach this goal, we conducted an observational study at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt)...
May 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499228/imprisoned-in-the-cretan-mountains-how-relict-zelkova-abelicea-ulmaceae-trees-cope-with-mediterranean-climate
#20
Laurence Fazan, Sébastien Guillet, Christophe Corona, Gregor Kozlowski, Markus Stoffel
We investigate the sensitivity of the relict, endemic Cretan tree species Zelkova abelicea (Lam.) Boiss. (Ulmaceae) to several climate variables (temperature, precipitation and drought). For this purpose, we establish the first centennial tree-ring chronology for the species, and the first ever tree-ring chronology for a broadleaved species on Crete. We demonstrate the strong sensitivity of Z. abelicea towards precipitation and drought in late spring to early summer and the absence of a significant response to abundant precipitation occurring during winter or early spring...
May 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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