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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431817/pneumococcal-carriage-among-children-after-four-years-of-routine-10-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-use-in-brazil-the-emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-serotype-6c
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Felipe P G Neves, Nayara T Cardoso, Robert E Snyder, Mariel A Marlow, Claudete A A Cardoso, Lúcia M Teixeira, Lee W Riley
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) was introduced free of charge in Brazil as part of the public immunization program. Here we investigated the carriage prevalence, colonization risk factors, capsular types, and antimicrobial resistance among pneumococcal isolates obtained from children in Brazil four years after routine PCV10 use. METHODS: Between September and December 2014, we conducted a cross-sectional study among children<6years old who attended one public and two private clinics in Niterói, RJ, Brazil to evaluate pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429706/direct-comparison-of-distinct-naive-pluripotent-states-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#2
S Warrier, M Van der Jeught, G Duggal, L Tilleman, E Sutherland, J Taelman, M Popovic, S Lierman, S Chuva De Sousa Lopes, A Van Soom, L Peelman, F Van Nieuwerburgh, D I M De Coninck, B Menten, P Mestdagh, J Van de Sompele, D Deforce, P De Sutter, B Heindryckx
Until recently, human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) were shown to exist in a state of primed pluripotency, while mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) display a naive or primed pluripotent state. Here we show the rapid conversion of in-house-derived primed hESCs on mouse embryonic feeder layer (MEF) to a naive state within 5-6 days in naive conversion media (NCM-MEF), 6-10 days in naive human stem cell media (NHSM-MEF) and 14-20 days using the reverse-toggle protocol (RT-MEF). We further observe enhanced unbiased lineage-specific differentiation potential of naive hESCs converted in NCM-MEF, however, all naive hESCs fail to differentiate towards functional cell types...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422719/fbxw7-haploinsufficiency-loses-its-protection-against-dna-damage-and-accelerates-mnu-induced-gastric-carcinogenesis
#3
Yannan Jiang, Xinming Qi, Xinyu Liu, Jun Zhang, Jun Ji, Zhenggang Zhu, Jin Ren, Yingyan Yu
Fbxw7, a subunit of the SCF E3 ubiquitin ligase, recognizes oncoprotein substrates and leads to their proteasomal degradation. Fbxw7 acts as a tumor suppressor via inducing apoptosis and growth arrest in various kinds of tumors. To clarify the initiating role in gastric carcinogenesis as well as the histologic characterization of tumor in Fbxw7 allele haploinsufficient mice, we generated Fbxw7 heterozygous knockout mice (Fbxw7+/-) and treated them with chemical carcinogen N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) at 5-6 weeks of age...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416611/the-deubiquitinating-enzyme-usp14-allosterically-inhibits-multiple-proteasomal-activities-and-ubiquitin-independent-proteolysis
#4
Hyoung Tae Kim, Alfred L Goldberg
The proteasome-associated deubiquitinating enzyme Usp14/Ubp6 inhibits protein degradation by catalyzing substrate deubiquitination and by poorly understood allosteric actions. However, upon binding a ubiquitin chain, Usp14 enhances proteasomal degradation by stimulating ATP and peptide degradation. These studies were undertaken to clarify these seemingly opposite regulatory roles of Usp14 and their importance. To learn how the presence of Usp14 on 26S proteasomes influences its different activities, we compared enzymatic and regulatory properties of 26S proteasomes purified from wild type MEF cells and ones lacking Usp14...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407804/mathematical-model-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling-feedback-coupling-is-consistent-with-signal-switching
#5
Shabnam Khatibi, Hong-Jian Zhu, John Wagner, Chin Wee Tan, Jonathan H Manton, Antony W Burgess
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signalling regulates the development of embryos and tissue homeostasis in adults. In conjunction with other oncogenic changes, long-term perturbation of TGF-β signalling is associated with cancer metastasis. Although TGF-β signalling can be complex, many of the signalling components are well defined, so it is possible to develop mathematical models of TGF-β signalling using reduction and scaling methods. The parameterization of our TGF-β signalling model is consistent with experimental data...
April 13, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407074/comment-on-emergence-and-molecular-characterization-of-haemophilus-influenzae-harbouring-mef-a
#6
Christopher T Atkinson, Dale A Kunde, Stephen G Tristram
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407066/emergence-and-molecular-characterization-of-haemophilus-influenzae-harbouring-mef-a-authors-response
#7
Shoji Seyama, Takeaki Wajima, Masae Suzuki, Masanobu Ushio, Takeshi Fujii, Norihisa Noguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406396/sirt6-regulates-ras-related-protein-r-ras2-by-lysine-defatty-acylation
#8
Xiaoyu Zhang, Nicole A Spiegelman, Ornella D Nelson, Hui Jing, Hening Lin
The Ras family of GTPases are important in cell signaling and frequently mutated in human tumors. Understanding their regulation is thus important for studying biology and human diseases. Here, we report that a novel posttranslational mechanism, reversible lysine fatty acylation, regulates R-Ras2, a member of the Ras family. SIRT6, a sirtuin with established tumor suppressor function, regulates the lysine fatty acylation of R-Ras2. In mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), Sirt6 knockout (KO) increased R-Ras2 lysine fatty acylation...
April 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384198/tbc1d12-is-a-novel-rab11-binding-protein-that-modulates-neurite-outgrowth-of-pc12-cells
#9
Mai E Oguchi, Kenta Noguchi, Mitsunori Fukuda
Recycling endosomes are generally thought to play a central role in endocytic recycling, but recent evidence has indicated that they also participate in other cellular events, including cytokinesis, autophagy, and neurite outgrowth. Rab small GTPases are key regulators in membrane trafficking, and although several Rab isoforms, e.g., Rab11, have been shown to regulate recycling endosomal trafficking, the precise mechanism by which these Rabs regulate recycling endosomes is not fully understood. In this study, we focused on a Rab-GTPase-activating protein (Rab-GAP), one of the key regulators of Rabs, and comprehensively screened 43 mammalian Tre-2/Bub2/Cdc16 (TBC)/Rab-GAP-domain-containing proteins (TBC proteins) for proteins that specifically localize on recycling endosomes in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383766/tweak-promotes-migration-and-invasion-in-mefs-through-a-mechanism-dependent-on-erks-activation-and-fibulin-3-down-regulation
#10
Celia Sequera, Ana Vázquez-Carballo, María Arechederra, Sonia Fernández-Veledo, Almudena Porras
TWEAK regulates multiple physio-pathological processes in fibroblasts such as fibrosis. It also induces migration and invasion in tumors and it can activate p38 MAPK in various cell types. Moreover, p38α MAPK promotes migration and invasion in several cancer cells types and in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). However, it remains unknown if TWEAK could promote migration in fibroblasts and whether p38α MAPK might play a role. Our results reveal that TWEAK activates ERKs, Akt and p38α/β MAPKs and reduces secreted Fibulin 3 in MEFs...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380071/the-abundance-of-the-arl2-gtpase-and-its-gap-elmod2-at-mitochondria-are-modulated-by-the-fusogenic-activity-of-mitofusins-and-stressors
#11
Laura E Newman, Cara R Schiavon, Chengjing Zhou, Richard A Kahn
Mitochondria are essential, dynamic organelles that respond to a number of stressors with changes in morphology that are linked to several mitochondrial functions, though the mechanisms involved are poorly understood. We show that the levels of the regulatory GTPase ARL2 and its GAP, ELMOD2, are specifically increased at mitochondria in immortalized mouse embryo fibroblasts deleted for Mitofusin 2 (MFN2), but not MFN1. Elevated ARL2 and ELMOD2 in MEFs deleted for MFN2 could be reversed by re-introduction of MFN2, but only when the mitochondrial fragmentation in these MEFs was also reversed, demonstrating that reversal of elevated ARL2 and ELMOD2 requires the fusogenic activity of MFN2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376397/a-smartphone-imaging-based-label-free-and-dual-wavelength-fluorescent-biosensor-with-high-sensitivity-and-accuracy
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Won-Il Lee, Sajal Shrivastava, Le-Thai Duy, Bo Yeong Kim, Young-Min Son, Nae-Eung Lee
The accuracy of a bioassay based on smartphone-integrated fluorescent biosensors has been limited due to the occurrence of false signals from non-specific reactions as well as a high background and low signal-to-noise ratios for complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors. To overcome this problem, we demonstrate dual-wavelength fluorescent detection of biomolecules with high accuracy. Fluorescent intensity can be quantified using dual wavelengths simultaneously, where one decreases and the other increases, as the target analytes bind to the split capture and detection aptamer probes...
March 30, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368738/efficacy-of-10-valent-pneumococcal-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-protein-d-conjugate-vaccine-against-acute-otitis-media-and-nasopharyngeal-carriage-in-panamanian-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Stella Rowley, Digna Wong, Mirna Rodríguez, Arlene Calvo, Marisol Troitiño, Albino Salas, Vielka Vega, Maria Mercedes Castrejón, Patricia Lommel, Thierry G Pascal, William P Hausdorff, Dorota Borys, Javier Ruiz-Guiñazú, Eduardo Ortega-Barría, Juan Pablo Yarzabal, Lode Schuerman
We previously reported 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) efficacy in a double-blind randomized trial (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00466947) against various diseases, including acute otitis media (AOM). Here, we provide further analyses. In the Panamanian subset, 7,359 children were randomized (1:1) to receive PHiD-CV or control vaccine at age 2/4/6 and 15-18 months. Of these, 2,000 had nasopharyngeal swabs collected. AOM cases were captured when parents sought medical attention for children with AOM symptoms; surveillance was enhanced approximately 2 y into the study through regular telephone calls or home visits by study personnel, who advised parents to visit the clinic if their child had AOM symptoms...
February 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368408/jnks-function-as-cdk4-activating-kinases-by-phosphorylating-cdk4-and-p21
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B Colleoni, S Paternot, J M Pita, X Bisteau, K Coulonval, R J Davis, E Raspé, P P Roger
Cyclin D-CDK4/6 are the first cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) complexes to be activated by mitogenic/oncogenic pathways. They have a central role in the cell multiplication decision and in its deregulation in cancer cells. We identified T172 phosphorylation of CDK4 rather than cyclin D accumulation as the distinctly regulated step determining CDK4 activation. This finding challenges the view that the only identified metazoan CDK-activating kinase, cyclin H-CDK7-Mat1 (CAK), which is constitutively active, is responsible for the activating phosphorylation of all cell cycle CDKs...
April 3, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367235/combined-targeting-of-mtor-and-akt-using-rapamycin-and-mk-2206-in-the-treatment-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#15
Shuang Ji, Wei Lin, Li Wang, Zhaofei Ni, Fuquan Jin, Xiaojun Zha, Guanghe Fei
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), caused by loss-of-function mutations in the TSC1 or TSC2 genes, is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by benign tumor formation in multiple organs. Hyperactivation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is the primary alteration underlying TSC tumor. Thus, rapamycin, as an mTOR specific inhibitor, has been assumed as a potential drug for the treatment of TSC. However, its application in TSC patients has been limited due to side effects. By analyzing Tsc1- or Tsc2-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), we found that loss of TSC1 or TSC2 led to a decreased sensitivity to MK-2206, a novel allosteric Akt inhibitor...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363601/methylglyoxal-induced-ampk-activation-leads-to-autophagic-degradation-of-thioredoxin-1-and-glyoxalase-2-in-ht22-nerve-cells
#16
Alcir Luiz Dafre, Ariana Ern Schmitz, Pamela Maher
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a major glycating agent that reacts with basic residues of proteins and promotes the formation of advanced glycation end products which are believed to play key roles in a number of pathologies, such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and inflammation. We previously showed that MGO treatment targets the thioredoxin and the glyoxalase systems, leading to a decrease in Trx1 and Glo2 proteins in immortalized mouse hippocampal HT22 nerve cells. Here, we propose that autophagy is the underlying mechanism leading to Glo2 and Trx1 loss induced by MGO...
March 29, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362413/assessing-cardiomyocyte-subtypes-following-transcription-factor-mediated-reprogramming-of-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts
#17
Antonio Fernandez-Perez, Nikhil V Munshi
Direct reprogramming of one cell type into another has recently emerged as a powerful paradigm for regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and lineage specification. In particular, the conversion of fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like myocytes (iCLMs) by Gata4, Hand2, Mef2c, and Tbx5 (GHMT) represents an important avenue for generating de novo cardiac myocytes in vitro and in vivo. Recent evidence suggests that GHMT generates a greater diversity of cardiac subtypes than previously appreciated, thus underscoring the need for a systematic approach to conducting additional studies...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356341/essential-role-for-centromeric-factors-following-p53-loss-and-oncogenic-transformation
#18
Dan Filipescu, Monica Naughtin, Katrina Podsypanina, Vincent Lejour, Laurence Wilson, Zachary A Gurard-Levin, Guillermo A Orsi, Iva Simeonova, Eleonore Toufektchan, Laura D Attardi, Franck Toledo, Geneviève Almouzni
In mammals, centromere definition involves the histone variant CENP-A (centromere protein A), deposited by its chaperone, HJURP (Holliday junction recognition protein). Alterations in this process impair chromosome segregation and genome stability, which are also compromised by p53 inactivation in cancer. Here we found that CENP-A and HJURP are transcriptionally up-regulated in p53-null human tumors. Using an established mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) model combining p53 inactivation with E1A or HRas-V12 oncogene expression, we reproduced a similar up-regulation of HJURP and CENP-A...
March 29, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355096/antimicrobial-resistance-profiles-of-listeria-monocytogenes-and-listeria-innocua-isolated-from-ready-to-eat-products-of-animal-origin-in-spain
#19
Cristina Escolar, Diego Gómez, María Del Carmen Rota García, Pilar Conchello, Antonio Herrera
The objective of this work was to investigate the antimicrobial resistance in Listeria spp. isolated from food of animal origin. A total of 50 Listeria strains isolated from meat and dairy products, consisting of 7 Listeria monocytogenes and 43 Listeria innocua strains, were characterized for antimicrobial susceptibility against nine antimicrobials. The strains were screened by real-time PCR for the presence of antimicrobial resistance genes: tet M, tet L, mef A, msr A, erm A, erm B, lnu A, and lnu B. Multidrug resistance was identified in 27 Listeria strains, 4 belonging to L...
March 29, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352551/an-easy-method-for-preparation-of-cre-loxp-regulated-fluorescent-adenoviral-expression-vectors-and-its-application-for-direct-reprogramming-into-hepatocytes
#20
Chitose Kurihara, Koji Nakade, Jianzhi Pan, Jing Huang, Bohdan Wasylyk, Yuichi Obata
The recombinant adenoviral gene expression system is a powerful tool for gene delivery. However, it is difficult to obtain high titers of infectious virus, principally due to the toxicity of the expressed gene which affects on virus replication in the host HEK293 cells. To avoid these problems, we generated a Cre-loxP-regulated fluorescent universal vector (termed pAxCALRL). This vector produces recombinant adenoviruses that express the red fluorescent protein (RFP) instead of the inserted gene during proliferation, which limits toxicity and can be used to monitor viral replication...
December 2016: Biotechnology Reports
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