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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636943/opa1-isoforms-in-the-hierarchical-organization-of-mitochondrial-functions
#1
Valentina Del Dotto, Prashant Mishra, Sara Vidoni, Mario Fogazza, Alessandra Maresca, Leonardo Caporali, J Michael McCaffery, Martina Cappelletti, Enrico Baruffini, Guy Lenaers, David Chan, Michela Rugolo, Valerio Carelli, Claudia Zanna
OPA1 is a GTPase that controls mitochondrial fusion, cristae integrity, and mtDNA maintenance. In humans, eight isoforms are expressed as combinations of long and short forms, but it is unclear whether OPA1 functions are associated with specific isoforms and/or domains. To address this, we expressed each of the eight isoforms or different constructs of isoform 1 in Opa1(-/-) MEFs. We observed that any isoform could restore cristae structure, mtDNA abundance, and energetic efficiency independently of mitochondrial network morphology...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628022/-estimation-of-parameters-of-external-respiration-of-students
#2
T Valishvili, M Chikhladze, S Gamkrelidze
The close relationship of the respiratory system with other systems and organs, its significant participation in the processes of metabolism once again proves the exceptional role of the study of respiratory function. On the other hand, the health of students is one of the most important social tasks of modern society. The aim of the study was detection of parameters of external respiration in students of Georgia. 235 students 18 to 21 of ages, were involved in the study, who underwent computer spirometry with Spiro lab 3 to achieve the aim of study...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626751/feeder-cell-type-affects-the-growth-of-in-vitro-cultured-bovine-trophoblast-cells
#3
Islam M Saadeldin, Ahmed Abdelfattah-Hassan, Ayman Abdel-Aziz Swelum
Trophectoderm cells are the foremost embryonic cells to differentiate with prospective stem-cell properties. In the current study, we aimed at improving the current approach for trophoblast culture by using granulosa cells as feeders. Porcine granulosa cells (PGCs) compared to the conventional mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) were used to grow trophectoderm cells from hatched bovine blastocysts. Isolated trophectoderm cells were monitored and displayed characteristic epithelial/cuboidal morphology. The isolated trophectoderm cells expressed mRNA of homeobox protein (CDX2), cytokeratin-8 (KRT8), and interferon tau (IFNT)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615318/miro1-mediated-mitochondrial-positioning-shapes-intracellular-energy-gradients-required-for-cell-migration
#4
Max-Hinderk Schuler, Agnieszka Lewandowska, Giuseppe Di Caprio, Wesley Skillern, Srigokul Upadhyayula, Tom Kirchhausen, Janet M Shaw, Brian Cunniff
It has long been postulated, though never directly demonstrated that mitochondria are strategically positioned in the cytoplasm to meet local requirements for energy production. Here we show that positioning of mitochondria in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) determines the shape of intracellular energy gradients in living cells. Specifically, the ratio of ATP to ADP was highest at perinuclear areas of dense mitochondria and gradually declined approaching more peripheral sites. Furthermore, the majority of mitochondria were positioned at the ventral surface of the cell, correlating with high ATP:ADP ratios close to the ventral membrane that rapidly decreased towards the dorsal surface...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613173/large-scale-crowdsourced-study-for-tone-mapped-hdr-pictures
#5
Debarati Kundu, Deepti Ghadiyaram, Alan Bovik, Brian Evans
Measuring digital picture quality, as perceived by human observers, is increasingly important in many applications in which humans are the ultimate consumers of visual information. Standard dynamic range (SDR) images provide 8 bits/color/pixel. High dynamic range (HDR) images, usually created from multiple exposures of the same scene, can provide 16 or 32 bits/color/pixel, but need to be tonemapped to SDR for display on standard monitors. Multi-exposure fusion (MEF) techniques bypass HDR creation by fusing an exposure stack directly to SDR images to achieve aesthetically pleasing luminance and color distributions...
June 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611940/involvement-of-chromatin-remodeling-genes-and-the-rho-gtpases-rhob-and-cdc42-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#6
Nicolai Skovbjerg Arildsen, Jenny-Maria Jönsson, Katarina Bartuma, Anna Ebbesson, Sofia Westbom-Fremer, Anna Måsbäck, Susanne Malander, Mef Nilbert, Ingrid A Hedenfalk
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCCs) constitute a rare ovarian cancer subtype with distinct clinical features, but may nonetheless be difficult to distinguish morphologically from other subtypes. There is limited knowledge of genetic events driving OCCC tumorigenesis beyond ARID1A, which is reportedly mutated in 30-50% of OCCCs. We aimed to further characterize OCCCs by combined global transcriptional profiling and targeted deep sequencing of a panel of well-established cancer genes...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609438/peg3-control-on-the-mammalian-msl-complex
#7
An Ye, Hana Kim, Joomyeong Kim
Peg3 (paternally expressed gene 3) encodes a DNA-binding protein that functions as a transcriptional repressor. Recent studies revealed that PEG3 binds to Msl1 (male-specific lethal 1) and Msl3, the two main components of the MSL complex. In the current study, we investigated potential roles of Peg3 in controlling its downstream genes through H4K16ac, the histone modification by the MSL complex. According to the results, complete removal of PEG3 resulted in up-regulation of Msl1 and Msl3, and subsequently an increase in the global levels of H4K16ac, confirming PEG3 as a transcriptional repressor for MSL during mammalian development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607594/high-expression-of-aldolase-b-confers-a-poor-prognosis-for-rectal-cancer-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#8
Yu-Feng Tian, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Ching-Yih Lin, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Ching-Chieh Yang, Li-Ching Lin, Hong-Lin He, Julia Solórzano, Chien-Feng Li, I-Wei Chang
Background : Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both sex worldwide and it is also the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality. For rectal cancer, neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) followed by radical proctectomy is gold standard treatment for patients with stage II/III rectal cancer. By data mining a documented database of rectal cancer transcriptome (GSE35452) from Gene Expression Omnibus, National Center of Biotechnology Information, we recognized that ALDOB was the most significantly up-regulated transcript among those related to glycolysis (GO: 0006096)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604743/shortage-of-dntps-underlies-altered-replication-dynamics-and-dna-breakage-in-the-absence-of-the-apc-c-cofactor-cdh1
#9
J Garzón, R Rodríguez, Z Kong, A Chabes, S Rodríguez-Acebes, J Méndez, S Moreno, I García-Higuera
The APC/C-Cdh1 ubiquitin-ligase complex targets cell cycle regulators for proteosomal degradation and helps prevent tumor development and accumulation of chromosomal aberrations. Replication stress has been proposed to be the main driver of genomic instability in the absence of Cdh1, but the real contribution of APC/C-Cdh1 to efficient replication, especially in normal cells, remains unclear. Here we show that, in primary MEFs, acute depletion or permanent ablation of Cdh1 slowed down replication fork movement and increased origin activity...
June 12, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601447/phenotypic-and-genotypic-antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-of-streptococcus-spp-isolated-from-cases-of-clinical-mastitis-in-dairy-cattle-in-poland
#10
E Kaczorek, J Małaczewska, R Wójcik, W Rękawek, A K Siwicki
Mastitis of dairy cattle is one of the most frequently diagnosed diseases worldwide. The main etiological agents of mastitis are bacteria of the genus Streptococcus spp., in which several antibiotic resistance mechanisms have been identified. However, detailed studies addressing this problem have not been conducted in north-eastern Poland. Therefore, the aim of our study was to analyze, on phenotypic and genotypic levels, the antibiotic resistance pattern of Streptococcus spp. isolated from clinical cases of mastitis from dairy cattle in this region of Poland...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599302/btk-suppresses-myeloma-cellular-senescence-through-activating-akt-p27-rb-signaling
#11
Chunyan Gu, Hailin Peng, Yue Lu, Hongbao Yang, Zhidan Tian, Gang Yin, Wen Zhang, Sicheng Lu, Yi Zhang, Ye Yang
We previously explored the role of BTK in maintaining multiple myeloma stem cells (MMSCs) self-renewal and drug-resistance. Here we investigated the elevation of BTK suppressing MM cellular senescence, a state of irreversible cellular growth arrest. We firstly discovered that an increased expression of BTK in MM samples compared to normal controls by immunohistochemistry (IHC), and significant chromosomal gain in primary samples. In addition, BTK high-expressing MM patients are associated with poor outcome in both Total Therapy 2 (TT2) and TT3 cohorts...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587763/mechano-electrical-feedback-in-the-clinical-setting-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
M Orini, A Nanda, M Yates, C Di Salvo, N Roberts, P D Lambiase, P Taggart
Mechano-electric feedback (MEF) is an established mechanism whereby myocardial deformation causes changes in cardiac electrophysiological parameters. Extensive animal, laboratory and theoretical investigation has demonstrated that abnormal patterns of cardiac strain can induce alteration of electrical excitation and recovery through MEF, which can potentially contribute to the establishment of dangerous arrhythmias. However, the clinical relevance of MEF in patients with heart disease remains to be established...
June 3, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580167/sequential-emt-met-induces-neuronal-conversion-through-sox2
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Songwei He, Jinlong Chen, Yixin Zhang, Mengdan Zhang, Xiao Yang, Yuan Li, Hao Sun, Lilong Lin, Ke Fan, Lining Liang, Chengqian Feng, Fuhui Wang, Xiao Zhang, Yiping Guo, Duanqing Pei, Hui Zheng
Direct neuronal conversion can be achieved with combinations of small-molecule compounds and growth factors. Here, by studying the first or induction phase of the neuronal conversion induced by defined 5C medium, we show that the Sox2-mediated switch from early epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to late mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) within a high proliferation context is essential and sufficient for the conversion from mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) to TuJ(+) cells. At the early stage, insulin and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-induced cell proliferation, early EMT, the up-regulation of Stat3 and Sox2, and the subsequent activation of neuron projection...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577037/metabolic-impact-of-rapamycin-sirolimus-and-b-estradiol-using-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-as-a-model-for-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Katherine M Marsh, David Schipper, Alice S Ferng, Kitsie Johnson, Julia Fisher, Shannon Knapp, Destiny Dicken, Zain Khalpey
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, progressive cystic lung disease that predominantly affects women of childbearing age. Exogenous rapamycin (sirolimus) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes and was recently approved to treat LAM, whereas estrogen (E2) is implicated in disease progression. No consistent metabolic model currently exists for LAM, therefore wild-type mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF +/+) and TSC2 knockout cells (MEF -/-) were used in this study as a model for LAM...
June 2, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573158/mouse-embryonic-fibroblast-cell-culture-and-stimulation
#15
Lian-Qun Qiu, Wi S Lai, Deborah J Stumpo, Perry J Blackshear
Culture of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells represents a powerful system to test gene function due to their easy accessibility, rapid growth rates, and the possibility of a large number of experiments. Fibroblasts are a group of heterogeneous resident cells of mesenchymal origin that have various locations, diverse appearances and distinctive activities. Because of their ubiquitous distribution as tissue cells, these cells are poised to respond to factors released by newly activated innate immune cells, thus becoming a useful tool to study inflammation and immunity...
July 5, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572154/novel-role-of-npy-in-neuro-immune-interaction-and-lung-growth-after-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#16
Chansutha Thangaratnarajah, Katharina Dinger, Christina Vohlen, Christian Klaudt, Jawed Nawabi, Eva Lopez Garcia, Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Julia Dobner, Kai D Nuesken, Silke van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel, Stephan von Hoersten, Jörg Dötsch, Miguel Angel Alejandre Alcazar
Individuals with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are at risk for chronic lung disease. Using a rat model, our previous studies showed that altered lung structure is related to IL-6/STAT3 signaling. As Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a co-neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nerve system, regulates proliferation and immune response, we hypothesized that dysregulated NPY after IUGR is linked to IL-6, impaired myofibroblast function, and alveolar growth. IUGR was induced in rats by isocaloric low-protein diet; lungs were analyzed on embryonic day (E) 21, postnatal day (P) 3, P12 and P23...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566629/activation-of-ppar%C3%AE-at-an-early-stage-of-differentiation-enhances-adipocyte-differentiation-of-mefs-derived-from-type-ii-diabetic-tsod-mice-and-alters-lipid-droplet-morphology
#17
Kenichi Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Takeda, Eriko Nakatani, Kana Sugawara, Ryo Imai, Mayu Sekiguchi, Risa Takahama, Naoki Ohkura, Gen-Ichi Atsumi
Type 2 diabetic Tsumura, Suzuki, obese, diabetes (TSOD) mice gradually gain weight as compared to corresponding Tsumura, Suzuki, non-obesity (TSNO) control mice, and develop insulin resistance. Although development of type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with dysfunction of adipocytes, little is known about the properties of adipocytes from TSOD mice. Therefore, we attempted to remove intracorporeal factors and elucidate inherent properties of adipocytes of TSOD mice using adipocytes differentiated from mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) in vitro...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565767/hair-follicle-derived-mesenchymal-cells-support-undifferentiated-growth-of-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Vanessa Carvalho Coelho de Oliveira, Danúbia Silva Dos Santos, Leandro Vairo, Tais Hanae Kasai Brunswick, Luiz Alberto Soares Pimentel, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Campos de Carvalho, Regina Coeli Dos Santos Goldenberg
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether feeder layers composed of human hair follicle-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hHFDCs) are able to support human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). hHFDCs and mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) were isolated and cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM)/F-12 and low-glucose DMEM, respectively. hHFDCs were passaged three times and subsequently characterized. hHFDCs and MEFs were mitotically inactivated with mitomycin C for 3 h prior to co-culture with H9-hESCs...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564603/2-hg-inhibits-necroptosis-by-stimulating-dnmt1-dependent-hypermethylation-of-the-rip3-promoter
#19
Zhentao Yang, Bin Jiang, Yan Wang, Hengxiao Ni, Jia Zhang, Jinmei Xia, Minggang Shi, Li-Man Hung, Jingsong Ruan, Tak Wah Mak, Qinxi Li, Jiahuai Han
2-hydroxyglutarate-(2-HG)-mediated inhibition of TET2 activity influences DNA hypermethylation in cells harboring mutations of isocitrate dehydrogenases 1 and 2 (IDH1/2). Here, we show that 2-HG also regulates DNA methylation mediated by DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1). DNMT1-dependent hypermethylation of the RIP3 promoter occurred in both IDH1 R132Q knockin mutant mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEFs) and 2-HG-treated wild-type (WT) MEFs. We found that 2-HG bound to DNMT1 and stimulated its association with the RIP3 promoter, inducing hypermethylation that reduces RIP3 protein and consequently impaired RIP3-dependent necroptosis...
May 30, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549777/p32-is-required-for-appropriate-interleukin-6-production-upon-lps-stimulation-and-protects-mice-from-endotoxin-shock
#20
Katsuhiko Sasaki, Kazuhito Gotoh, Sho Miake, Daiki Setoyama, Mikako Yagi, Ko Igami, Takeshi Uchiumi, Donchon Kang
Sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in seriously ill patients and mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with poor outcomes in septic patients. Although interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a good prognostic marker for sepsis, the relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and IL-6 remains poorly understood. We identified p32/C1QBP/HABP1 as a regulator of IL-6 production in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). LPS induced IL-6 overproduction in p32 deficient mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) through NF-κB independent but activating transcription factor (ATF) 4 dependent pathways...
May 11, 2017: EBioMedicine
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