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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924849/transcriptional-regulation-of-notch1-expression-by-nkx6-1-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-during-ventral-spinal-cord-development
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Ying Li, Evangeline Tzatzalos, Kelvin Y Kwan, Martin Grumet, Li Cai
Notch1 signaling plays a critical role in maintaining and determining neural stem/progenitor cell (NSPC) fate, yet the transcriptional mechanism controlling Notch1 specific expression in NSPCs remains incomplete. Here, we show transcription factor Nkx6.1 interacts with a cis-element (CR2, an evolutionarily conserved non-coding fragment in the second intron of Notch1 locus) and regulates the expression of Notch1 in ventral NSPCs of the developing spinal cord. We show that the Notch1 expression is modulated by the interaction of Nkx6...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924583/dissecting-cell-fate-determination-through-integrated-mathematical-modeling-of-the-erk-mapk-signaling-pathway
#2
Sung-Young Shin, Lan K Nguyen
The past three decades have witnessed an enormous progress in the elucidation of the ERK/MAPK signaling pathway and its involvement in various cellular processes. Because of its importance and complex wiring, the ERK pathway has been an intensive subject for mathematical modeling, which facilitates the unraveling of key dynamic properties and behaviors of the pathway. Recently, however, it became evident that the pathway does not act in isolation but closely interacts with many other pathways to coordinate various cellular outcomes under different pathophysiological contexts...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921366/masked-trichothecene-and-zearalenone-mycotoxins-withstand-digestion-and-absorption-in-the-upper-gi-tract-but-are-efficiently-hydrolyzed-by-human-gut-microbiota-in-vitro
#3
Silvia W Gratz, Reshma Dinesh, Tomoya Yoshinari, Grietje Holtrop, Anthony J Richardson, Gary Duncan, Susan MacDonald, Antony Lloyd, Jonathan Tarbin
SCOPE: Cereal grains are commonly contaminated with Fusarium mycotoxins and their plant-derived masked metabolites. The fate of masked mycotoxins in the human gut is poorly understood. Here we assess the metabolism and transport of glucoside metabolites of common trichothecenes (deoxynivalenol, nivalenol, T-2 toxin) and zearalenone compounds (zearalenone, α- and β-zearalenol) in the human gut in vitro. METHODS AND RESULTS: Masked mycotoxins were incubated with artificial digestive juices and absorption was assessed in differentiated Caco-2/TC7 cells...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920157/two-serk-receptor-like-kinases-interact-with-the-receptor-like-kinase-ems1-in-anther-cell-fate-determination
#4
Zhiyong Li, Yao Wang, Jian Huang, Nagib Ahsan, Gabriel Biener, Joel Paprocki, Jay J Thelen, Valerica Raicu, Dazhong Zhao
Cell signaling pathways mediated by leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLK) are essential for plant growth, development and defense. The EMS1 (EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTES1) LRR-RLK and its small protein ligand TPD1 (TAPETUM DETERMINANT1) play a fundamental role in somatic and reproductive cell differentiation during early anther development in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). However, it is unclear whether other cell surface molecules serve as co-regulators of EMS1. Here, we show that SERK1 (SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE1) and SERK2 LRR-RLKs act redundantly as co-regulatory and physical partners of EMS1...
December 5, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917388/similar-environments-but-diverse-fates-responses-of-budding-yeast-to-nutrient-deprivation
#5
Saul M Honigberg
Diploid budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) can adopt one of several alternative differentiation fates in response to nutrient limitation, and each of these fates provides distinct biological functions. When different strain backgrounds are taken into account, these various fates occur in response to similar environmental cues, are regulated by the same signal transduction pathways, and share many of the same master regulators. I propose that the relationships between fate choice, environmental cues and signaling pathways are not Boolean, but involve graded levels of signals, pathway activation and master-regulator activity...
August 2016: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915217/human-cells-involved-in-atherosclerosis-have-a-sex
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Flavia Franconi, Giuseppe Rosano, Stefania Basili, Andrea Montella, Ilaria Campesi
The influence of sex has been largely described in cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is a complex process that involves many cell types such as vessel cells, immune cells and endothelial progenitor cells; however, many, if not all, studies do not report the sex of the cells. This review focuses on sex differences in human cells involved in the atherosclerotic process, emphasizing the role of sex hormones. Furthermore, we report sex differences and issues related to the processes that determine the fate of the cells such as apoptotic and autophagic mechanisms...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914982/nanotopography-controls-cell-cycle-changes-involved-with-skeletal-stem-cell-self-renewal-and-multipotency
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Louisa C Y Lee, Nikolaj Gadegaard, María C de Andrés, Lesley-Anne Turner, Karl V Burgess, Stephen J Yarwood, Julia Wells, Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, Dominic Meek, Richard O C Oreffo, Matthew J Dalby
In culture isolated bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (more precisely termed skeletal stem cells, SSCs) spontaneously differentiate into fibroblasts, preventing the growth of large numbers of multipotent SSCs for use in regenerative medicine. However, the mechanisms that regulate the expansion of SSCs, while maintaining multipotency and preventing fibroblastic differentiation are poorly understood. Major hurdles to understanding how the maintenance of SSCs is regulated are (a) SSCs isolated from bone marrow are heterogeneous populations with different proliferative characteristics and (b) a lack of tools to investigate SSC number expansion and multipotency...
November 24, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913604/conversion-of-t-cells-to-b-cells-by-inactivation-of-polycomb-mediated-epigenetic-suppression-of-the-b-lineage-program
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Tomokatsu Ikawa, Kyoko Masuda, Takaho A Endo, Mitsuhiro Endo, Kyoichi Isono, Yoko Koseki, Rinako Nakagawa, Kohei Kometani, Junichiro Takano, Yasutoshi Agata, Yoshimoto Katsura, Tomohiro Kurosaki, Miguel Vidal, Haruhiko Koseki, Hiroshi Kawamoto
In general, cell fate is determined primarily by transcription factors, followed by epigenetic mechanisms fixing the status. While the importance of transcription factors controlling cell fate has been well characterized, epigenetic regulation of cell fate maintenance remains to be elucidated. Here we provide an obvious fate conversion case, in which the inactivation of polycomb-medicated epigenetic regulation results in conversion of T-lineage progenitors to the B-cell fate. In T-cell-specific Ring1A/B-deficient mice, T-cell development was severely blocked at an immature stage...
December 2, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913219/tbx2-regulates-anterior-neural-specification-by-repressing-fgf-signaling-pathway
#9
Gun-Sik Cho, Dong-Seok Park, Sun-Cheol Choi, Jin-Kwan Han
During early embryogenesis, FGF signals regulate the antero-posterior (AP) patterning of the neural plate by promoting posterior cell fates. In particular, BMP signal-mediated attenuation of FGF pathway plays a critical role in the determination of the anterior neural region. Here we show that Tbx2, a T-box transcriptional repressor regulates anterior neural specification by suppressing FGF8 signaling pathway in Xenopus embryo. Tbx2 is expressed in the anterior edge of the neural plate in early neurulae. Overexpression and knockdown of Tbx2 induce expansion and reduction in the expression of anterior neural markers, respectively...
November 30, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912878/selecting-optimum-protein-nano-carriers-for-natural-polyphenols-using-chemoinformatics-tools
#10
AbdelKader A Metwally, Sherweit H El-Ahmady, Rania M Hathout
BACKGROUND: The normal fate of any natural product with a therapeutic potential is to be formulated into an effective medicine. However, the conventional methods of selecting the suitable formulations or carriers based on the formulator experiences, trials and errors as well as materials availability do not usually yield the optimal results. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize the possibility of the virtual optimum selection of a protein carrier for two polyphenolic compounds widely investigated for their chemopreventive effects; resveratrol and curcumin using a combination of some chemoinformatics tools...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911779/retinoic-acid-signaling-determines-the-fate-of-uterine-stroma-in-the-mouse-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct
#11
Tadaaki Nakajima, Taisen Iguchi, Tomomi Sato
The Müllerian duct develops into the oviduct, uterus, and vagina, all of which are quite distinct in their morphology and function. The epithelial fate of these female reproductive organs in developing mice is determined by factors secreted from the stroma; however, how stromal differentiation occurs in the female reproductive organs derived from the Müllerian duct is still unclear. In the present study, roles of retinoic acid (RA) signaling in developing female reproductive tracts were investigated. Retinol dehydrogenase 10 (RDH10) and aldehyde dehydrogenase family 1 subfamily A2 (ALDH1A2) mRNAs and proteins and transactivation activity of endogenous RA were found in the stroma of proximal Müllerian ducts and gradually decreased from the proximal to caudal regions in fetal mice...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910868/relationship-between-nanotopographical-alignment-and-stem-cell-fate-with-live-imaging-and-shape-analysis
#12
Peter Newman, Jorge Luis Galenano-Niño, Pamela Graney, Joselito M Razal, Andrew I Minett, João Ribas, Raquel Ovalle-Robles, Maté Biro, Hala Zreiqat
The topography of a biomaterial regulates cellular interactions and determine stem cell fate. A complete understanding of how topographical properties affect cell behavior will allow the rational design of material surfaces that elicit specified biological functions once placed in the body. To this end, we fabricate substrates with aligned or randomly organized fibrous nanostructured topographies. Culturing adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs), we explore the dynamic relationship between the alignment of topography, cell shape and cell differentiation to osteogenic and myogenic lineages...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907175/p53-specifically-binds-triplex-dna-in-vitro-and-in-cells
#13
Marie Brázdová, Vlastimil Tichý, Robert Helma, Pavla Bažantová, Alena Polášková, Aneta Krejčí, Marek Petr, Lucie Navrátilová, Olga Tichá, Karel Nejedlý, Martin L Bennink, Vinod Subramaniam, Zuzana Bábková, Tomáš Martínek, Matej Lexa, Matej Adámik
Triplex DNA is implicated in a wide range of biological activities, including regulation of gene expression and genomic instability leading to cancer. The tumor suppressor p53 is a central regulator of cell fate in response to different type of insults. Sequence and structure specific modes of DNA recognition are core attributes of the p53 protein. The focus of this work is the structure-specific binding of p53 to DNA containing triplex-forming sequences in vitro and in cells and the effect on p53-driven transcription...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906189/distinct-outcomes-of-crl-nedd8-pathway-inhibition-reveal-cancer-cell-plasticity
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Anastasia V Rulina, Frédérique Mittler, Patricia Obeid, Sophie Gerbaud, Laurent Guyon, Eric Sulpice, Frédérique Kermarrec, Nicole Assard, Monika E Dolega, Xavier Gidrol, Maxim Y Balakirev
Inhibition of protein degradation by blocking Cullin-RING E3 ligases (CRLs) is a new approach in cancer therapy though of unknown risk because CRL inhibition may stabilize both oncoproteins and tumor suppressors. Probing CRLs in prostate cancer cells revealed a remarkable plasticity of cells with TMPRSS2-ERG translocation. CRL suppression by chemical inhibition or knockdown of RING component RBX1 led to reversible G0/G1 cell cycle arrest that prevented cell apoptosis. Conversely, complete blocking of CRLs at a higher inhibitor dose-induced cytotoxicity that was amplified by knockdown of CRL regulator Cand1...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902699/modeling-cellular-noise-underlying-heterogeneous-cell-responses-in-the-epidermal-growth-factor-signaling-pathway
#15
Kazunari Iwamoto, Yuki Shindo, Koichi Takahashi
Cellular heterogeneity, which plays an essential role in biological phenomena, such as drug resistance and migration, is considered to arise from intrinsic (i.e., reaction kinetics) and extrinsic (i.e., protein variability) noise in the cell. However, the mechanistic effects of these types of noise to determine the heterogeneity of signal responses have not been elucidated. Here, we report that the output of epidermal growth factor (EGF) signaling activity is modulated by cellular noise, particularly by extrinsic noise of particular signaling components in the pathway...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897162/batf3-selectively-determines-acquisition-of-cd8-dendritic-cell-phenotype-and-function
#16
Janin Chandra, Paula T Y Kuo, Anne M Hahn, Gabrielle T Belz, Ian H Frazer
Batf3 is a transcription factor that impacts the development of CD103(+) tissue-resident dendritic cells (DCs). However, whether Batf3 is absolutely required for the development of CD8(+) DCs remains controversial. Id2 is required for CD8(+) DC development. Here we show that bone marrow chimeric mice with a deletion of Id2 in the CD11c compartment lose the ability to reject a skin graft expressing a non-self protein antigen or mount a delayed hypersensitivity response. In contrast, Batf3((-/-)) mice remained competent for skin graft rejection and delayed hypersensitivity, and retained a CD8(+) DC population with markers characteristic of the CD11b(+) DC lineage, including CD11b, CD4 and CD172α, as well as the key regulator transcription factor IRF4, but lacked IRF8 expression...
November 29, 2016: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894085/tracing-anti-cancer-and-cancer-promoting-actions-of-all-trans-retinoic-acid-in-breast-cancer-to-a-rar%C3%AE-epigenetic-mechanism-of-mammary-epithelial-cell-fate
#17
Stefano Rossetti, MingQiang Ren, Nicolo Visconti, Francesca Corlazzoli, Vincenzo Gagliostro, Giulia Somenzi, Jin Yao, Yijun Sun, Nicoletta Sacchi
A hallmark of cancer cells is the ability to evade the growth inhibitory/pro-apoptotic action of physiological all-trans retinoic acid (RA) signal, the bioactive derivative of Vitamin A. However, as we and others reported, RA can also promote cancer cell growth and invasion. Here we show that anticancer and cancer-promoting RA actions in breast cancer have roots in a mechanism of mammary epithelial cell morphogenesis that involves both transcriptional (epigenetic) and non-transcriptional RARα (RARA) functions...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888806/decreased-dach1-expression-in-glomerulopathy-is-associated-with-disease-progression-and-severity
#18
Qing-Quan Liu, Ya-Qun Zhou, Hui-Quan Liu, Wen-Hui Qiu, Hui Liu, Ting-Yang Hu, Qing Xu, Yong-Man Lv, Kong-Ming Wu
Cell fate determination factor dachshund1 (DACH1) is a chromosome-associated protein that regulates cellular differentiation throughout development. Recent genome-wide association studies have show that missense mutation in DACH1 leads to hereditary renal hypodysplasia. Renal DACH1 expression can be used to estimate glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We firstly characterized the function of DACH1 in normal and diseased renal tissue using immunohistochemistry to assess DACH1 in human renal biopsy specimens from 40 immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) patients, 20 idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) patients, and 15 minimal change disease (MCD) patients...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881878/gene-regulatory-networks-in-neural-cell-fate-acquisition-from-genome-wide-chromatin-association-of-geminin-and-zic1
#19
Savita Sankar, Dhananjay Yellajoshyula, Bo Zhang, Bryan Teets, Nicole Rockweiler, Kristen L Kroll
Neural cell fate acquisition is mediated by transcription factors expressed in nascent neuroectoderm, including Geminin and members of the Zic transcription factor family. However, regulatory networks through which this occurs are not well defined. Here, we identified Geminin-associated chromatin locations in embryonic stem cells and Geminin- and Zic1-associated locations during neural fate acquisition at a genome-wide level. We determined how Geminin deficiency affected histone acetylation at gene promoters during this process...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881140/early-signs-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotbues-degradation-in-macrophages-via-an-intracellular-ph-dependent-biological-mechanism-importance-of-length-and-functionalization
#20
Marion Landry, Mathieu Pinault, Stéphane Tchankouo, Émeline Charon, Audrey Ridoux, Jorge Boczkowski, Martine Mayne-L'Hermite, Sophie Lanone
BACKGROUND: Carbon nanotubes (CNT) can interact with the biological environment, which could participate in their associated toxicity. We recently demonstrated that pH is an important player of CNT fate inside macrophages. We wanted to further characterize such process, and therefore designed a study dedicated to decipher CNT biodegradation by macrophages, as a function of two major physico-chemical properties in regard with nanotoxicology; length and degree of functionalization. To achieve our aim, we synthesized, following a single initial production process, four MWCNT differing in length and/or surface chemistry: S-CNT (short), SF-CNT (short functionalized), L-CNT (long) and LF-CNT (long functionalized)...
November 24, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
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