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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912559/inherent-aggressive-character-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-cells-dictates-the-in-vitro-migration-pattern-of-multicellular-spheroid
#1
Sukanya Gayan, Abhishek Teli, Tuli Dey
Cellular migration, a process relevant to metastasis, is mostly studied in the conventional 2D condition. However, cells cultured in the 3D condition assumed to mimic the in vivo conditions better. The current study is designed to compare an invasive and non-invasive adenocarcinoma cell with an invasive fibrosarcoma cell to understand the migration pattern of the multicellular spheroid. It is observed that conventional haplotaxis, chemotactic and pseudo-3D migration assay cannot distinguish between the invasive and non-invasive cells conclusively under 2D condition...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912461/vimentin-knockout-results-in-increased-expression-of-sub-endothelial-basement-membrane-components-and-carotid-stiffness-in-mice
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Benoit Langlois, Ekaterina Belozertseva, Ara Parlakian, Mustapha Bourhim, Jacqueline Gao-Li, Jocelyne Blanc, Lei Tian, Dario Coletti, Carlos Labat, Zhor Ramdame-Cherif, Pascal Challande, Véronique Regnault, Patrick Lacolley, Li Zhenlin
Intermediate filaments are involved in stress-related cell mechanical properties and in plasticity via the regulation of focal adhesions (FAs) and the actomyosin network. We investigated whether vimentin regulates endothelial cells (ECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and thereby influences vasomotor tone and arterial stiffness. Vimentin knockout mice (Vim(-/-)) exhibited increased expression of laminin, fibronectin, perlecan, collagen IV and VE-cadherin as well as von Willebrand factor deposition in the subendothelial basement membrane...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869000/similarities-in-intracellular-transport-of-plant-viral-movement-proteins-bmb2-and-tgb3
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ekaterina A Lazareva, Alexander A Lezzhov, Sergey A Golyshev, Sergey Y Morozov, Manfred Heinlein, Andrey G Solovyev
The cell-to-cell transport of many plant viruses through plasmodesmata requires viral movement proteins (MPs) encoded by a 'triple gene block' (TGB) and termed TGB1, TGB2 and TGB3. TGB3 is a small integral membrane protein that contains subcellular targeting signals and directs both TGB2 and the helicase domain-containing TGB1 protein to plasmodesmata-associated structures. Recently, we described a 'binary movement block' (BMB) coding for two MPs, BMB1 and BMB2. The BMB2 protein associates with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membranes, accumulates at plasmodesmata-associated membrane bodies and directs the BMB1 helicase to these structures...
September 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843532/the-medical-threat-of-mamba-envenoming-in-sub-saharan-africa-revealed-by-genus-wide-analysis-of-venom-composition-toxicity-and-antivenomics-profiling-of-available-antivenoms
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Stuart Ainsworth, Daniel Petras, Mikael Engmark, Roderich D Süssmuth, Gareth Whiteley, Laura-Oana Albulescu, Taline D Kazandjian, Simon C Wagstaff, Paul Rowley, Wolfgang Wüster, Pieter C Dorrestein, Ana Silvia Arias, José M Gutiérrez, Robert A Harrison, Nicholas R Casewell, Juan J Calvete
Mambas (genus Dendroaspis) are among the most feared of the medically important elapid snakes found in sub-Saharan Africa, but many facets of their biology, including the diversity of venom composition, remain relatively understudied. Here, we present a reconstruction of mamba phylogeny, alongside genus-wide venom gland transcriptomic and high-resolution top-down venomic analyses. Whereas the green mambas, D. viridis, D. angusticeps, D. j. jamesoni and D. j. kaimosae, express 3FTx-predominant venoms, black mamba (D...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837696/the-macrophage-cytoskeleton-acts-as-a-contact-sensor-upon-interaction-with-entamoeba-histolytica-to-trigger-il-1%C3%AE-secretion
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Joëlle St-Pierre, France Moreau, Steve Cornick, Jeanie Quach, Sharmin Begum, Luz Aracely Fernandez, Hayley Gorman, Kris Chadee
Entamoeba histolytica (Eh) is the causative agent of amebiasis, one of the major causes of dysentery-related morbidity worldwide. Recent studies have underlined the importance of the intercellular junction between Eh and host cells as a determinant in the pathogenesis of amebiasis. Despite the fact that direct contact and ligation between Eh surface Gal-lectin and EhCP-A5 with macrophage α5β1 integrin are absolute requirements for NLRP3 inflammasome activation and IL-1β release, many other undefined molecular events and downstream signaling occur at the interface of Eh and macrophage...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834730/%C3%AE-actinin-induces-a-kink-in-the-transmembrane-domain-of-%C3%AE-3-integrin-and-impairs-activation-via-talin
#6
Hengameh Shams, Mohammad R K Mofrad
Integrin-mediated signaling is crucial for cell-substrate adhesion and can be triggered from both intra- and extracellular interactions. Although talin binding is sufficient for inside-out activation of integrin, other cytoplasmic proteins such as α-actinin and filamin can directly interfere with talin-mediated integrin activation. Specifically, α-actinin plays distinct roles in regulating αIIbβ3 versus α5β1 integrin. It has been shown that α-actinin competes with talin for binding to the cytoplasmic tail of β3-integrin, whereas it cooperates with talin for activating integrin α5β1...
August 22, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819695/theoretical-modeling-of-mechanical-homeostasis-of-a-mammalian-cell-under-gravity-directed-vector
#7
Lüwen Zhou, Chen Zhang, Fan Zhang, Shouqin Lü, Shujin Sun, Dongyuan Lü, Mian Long
Translocation of dense nucleus along gravity vector initiates mechanical remodeling of a eukaryotic cell. In our previous experiments, we quantified the impact of gravity vector on cell remodeling by placing an MC3T3-E1 cell onto upward (U)-, downward (D)-, or edge-on (E)- orientated substrate. Our experimental data demonstrate that orientation dependence of nucleus longitudinal translocation is positively correlated with cytoskeletal (CSK) remodeling of their expressions and structures and also is associated with rearrangement of focal adhesion complex (FAC)...
August 17, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770607/nanophotonic-atomic-force-microscope-transducers-enable-chemical-composition-and-thermal-conductivity-measurements-at-the-nanoscale
#8
Jungseok Chae, Sangmin An, Georg Ramer, Vitalie Stavila, Glenn Holland, Yohan Yoon, A Alec Talin, Mark Allendorf, Vladimir A Aksyuk, Andrea Centrone
The atomic force microscope (AFM) offers a rich observation window on the nanoscale, yet many dynamic phenomena are too fast and too weak for direct AFM detection. Integrated cavity-optomechanics is revolutionizing micromechanical sensing; however, it has not yet impacted AFM. Here, we make a groundbreaking advance by fabricating picogram-scale probes integrated with photonic resonators to realize functional AFM detection that achieve high temporal resolution (<10 ns) and picometer vertical displacement uncertainty simultaneously...
September 13, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751725/image-based-modeling-of-bleb-site-selection
#9
Sharon Collier, Peggy Paschke, Robert R Kay, Till Bretschneider
Cells often employ fast, pressure-driven blebs to move through tissues or against mechanical resistance, but how bleb sites are selected and directed to the cell front remains an open question. Previously, we found that chemotaxing Dictyostelium cells preferentially bleb from concave regions, where membrane tension facilitates membrane-cortex detachment. Now, through a novel modeling approach based on actual cell contours, we use cell geometry to predict where blebs will form in migrating cells. We find that cell geometry alone, and by implication, physical forces in the membrane, is sufficient to predict the location of blebs in rounded cells moving in a highly resistive environment...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733850/comparison-of-autism-screening-in-younger-and-older-toddlers
#10
Raymond Sturner, Barbara Howard, Paul Bergmann, Lydia Stewart, Talin E Afarian
This study examined the effect of age at completion of an autism screening test on item failure rates contrasting older (>20 months) with younger (<20 months) toddlers in a community primary care sample of 73,564 children. Items related to social development were categorized into one of three age sets per criteria from Inada et al. (Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 4(4):605-611, 2010). Younger toddlers produced higher rates of item failure than older toddlers and items in both of the later acquired item sets had higher probability rates for failure than the earliest acquired item set (prior to 8 months)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728969/a-nanoporous-titanium-surface-promotes-the-maturation-of-focal-adhesions-and-formation-of-filopodia-with-distinctive-nanoscale-protrusions-by-osteogenic-cells
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Dainelys Guadarrama Bello, Aurélien Fouillen, Antonella Badia, Antonio Nanci
While topography is a key determinant of the cellular response to biomaterials, the mechanisms implicated in the cell-surface interactions are complex and still not fully elucidated. In this context, we have examined the effect of nanoscale topography on the formation of filopodia, focal adhesions, and gene expression of proteins associated with cell adhesion and sensing. Commercially pure titanium discs were treated by oxidative nanopatterning with a solution of H2SO4/H2O2 50:50 (v/v). Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy characterizations showed that this facile chemical treatment efficiently creates a unique nanoporous surface with a root-mean-square roughness of 11...
July 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726518/differential-responses-of-mesenteric-arterial-bed-to-vasoactive-substances-in-l-name-induced-preeclampsia-role-of-oxidative-stress-and-endothelial-dysfunction
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Taline A S Amaral, Dayane T Ognibene, Lenize C R M Carvalho, Ana Paula M Rocha, Cristiane A Costa, Roberto S Moura, Angela C Resende
To investigate the systemic and placental oxidant status as well as vascular function in experimental preeclampsia (PE) induced by nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME). Fetal parameters and maternal blood pressure, proteinuria, mesenteric arterial bed (MAB) reactivity, and systemic and placental oxidative stress were compared between four groups: pregnant rats receiving L-NAME (60 mg/kg/day, orally) (P + L-NAME) or vehicle (P) from days 13 to 20 of pregnancy and nonpregnant rats receiving L-NAME (NP + L-NAME) or vehicle (NP) during 7 days...
July 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718471/two-dimensional-metal-organic-frameworks-with-high-thermoelectric-efficiency-through-metal-ion-selection
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Yuping He, Catalin D Spataru, Francois Léonard, Reese E Jones, Michael E Foster, Mark D Allendorf, A Alec Talin
Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted much attention due to their novel properties. An exciting new class of 2D materials based on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) has recently emerged, displaying high electrical conductivity, a rarity among organic nanoporous materials. The emergence of these materials raises intriguing questions about their fundamental electronic, optical, and thermal properties, but few studies exist in this regard. Here we present an atomistic study of the thermoelectric properties of crystalline 2D MOFs X3(HITP)2 with X = Ni, Pd or Pt, and HITP = 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaiminotriphenylene, using both ab initio transport models and classical molecular dynamics simulations...
July 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701514/talin-the-master-of-integrin-adhesions
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REVIEW
Benjamin Klapholz, Nicholas H Brown
Talin has emerged as the key cytoplasmic protein that mediates integrin adhesion to the extracellular matrix. In this Review, we draw on experiments performed in mammalian cells in culture and Drosophila to present evidence that talin is the most important component of integrin adhesion complexes. We describe how the properties of this adaptor protein enable it to orchestrate integrin adhesions. Talin forms the core of integrin adhesion complexes by linking integrins directly to actin, increasing the affinity of integrin for ligands (integrin activation) and recruiting numerous proteins...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698364/loss-of-mouse-cardiomyocyte-talin-1-and-talin-2-leads-to-%C3%AE-1-integrin-reduction-costameric-instability-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#15
Ana Maria Manso, Hideshi Okada, Francesca M Sakamoto, Emily Moreno, Susan J Monkley, Ruixia Li, David R Critchley, Robert S Ross
Continuous contraction-relaxation cycles of the heart require strong and stable connections of cardiac myocytes (CMs) with the extracellular matrix (ECM) to preserve sarcolemmal integrity. CM attachment to the ECM is mediated by integrin complexes localized at the muscle adhesion sites termed costameres. The ubiquitously expressed cytoskeletal protein talin (Tln) is a component of muscle costameres that links integrins ultimately to the sarcomere. There are two talin genes, Tln1 and Tln2. Here, we tested the function of these two Tln forms in myocardium where Tln2 is the dominant isoform in postnatal CMs...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697804/ang-ii-at2r-increases-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-by-signaling-through-the-fak-and-rhoa-cdc42-pathways-in-vitro
#16
Xiu-Ping Xu, Hong-Li He, Shu-Ling Hu, Ji-Bin Han, Li-Li Huang, Jing-Yuan Xu, Jian-Feng Xie, Ai-Ran Liu, Yi Yang, Hai-Bo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) migrate via the bloodstream to sites of injury and are possibly attracted by inflammatory factors. As a proinflammatory mediator, angiotensin II (Ang II) reportedly enhances the migration of various cell types by signaling via the Ang II receptor in vitro. However, few studies have focused on the effects of Ang II on MSC migration and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Human bone marrow MSCs migration was measured using wound healing and Boyden chamber migration assays after treatments with different concentrations of Ang II, an AT1R antagonist (Losartan), and/or an AT2R antagonist (PD-123319)...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695371/binding-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-specific-radiotracers-is-modulated-by-both-integrin-expression-level-and-activation-status
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Alexandra Andriu, Julie Crockett, Sergio Dall'Angelo, Monica Piras, Matteo Zanda, Ian N Fleming
PURPOSE: Molecular imaging of αvβ3 integrin has exhibited real potential to guide the appropriate use of anti-angiogenic therapies. However, an incomplete understanding of the factors that influence binding of αvβ3 integrin-specific radiotracers currently limits their use for assessing response to therapy in cancer patients. This study identifies two fundamental factors that modulate uptake of these radiotracers. Procedures Experiments were performed in prostate cancer (PC3) and glioblastoma (U87MG) cells, which differentially express αvβ3 integrin...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688214/uterine-molecular-changes-for-non-invasive-embryonic-attachment-in-the-marsupials-macropus-eugenii-macropodidae-and-trichosurus-vulpecula-phalangeridae
#18
Melanie K Laird, Jessica R Dargan, Lillian Paterson, Christopher R Murphy, Bronwyn M McAllan, Geoff Shaw, Marilyn B Renfree, Michael B Thompson
Pregnancy in mammals requires remodeling of the uterus to become receptive to the implanting embryo. Remarkably similar morphological changes to the uterine epithelium occur in both eutherian and marsupial mammals, irrespective of placental type. Nevertheless, molecular differences in uterine remodeling indicate that the marsupial uterus employs maternal defences, including molecular reinforcement of the uterine epithelium, to regulate embryonic invasion. Non-invasive (epitheliochorial) embryonic attachment in marsupials likely evolved secondarily from invasive attachment, so uterine defences in these species may prevent embryonic invasion...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687864/stressed-podocytes-mechanical-forces-sensors-signaling-and-response
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REVIEW
Karlhans Endlich, Felix Kliewe, Nicole Endlich
Increased glomerular capillary pressure (glomerular hypertension) and increased glomerular filtration rate (glomerular hyperfiltration) have been proven to cause glomerulosclerosis in animal models and are likely to be operative in patients. Since podocytes cover the glomerular basement membrane, they are exposed to tensile stress due to circumferential wall tension and to fluid shear stress arising from filtrate flow through the narrow filtration slits and through Bowman's space. In vitro evidence documents that podocytes respond to tensile stress as well as to fluid shear stress...
August 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678871/the-effect-of-infectious-dose-on-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses-in-chlamydophila-caviae-primary-ocular-infection
#20
Ana Filipovic, Ehsan Ghasemian, Aleksandra Inic-Kanada, Ivana Lukic, Elisabeth Stein, Emilija Marinkovic, Radmila Djokic, Dejana Kosanovic, Nadine Schuerer, Hadeel Chalabi, Sandra Belij-Rammerstorfer, Marijana Stojanovic, Talin Barisani-Asenbauer
Following infection, the balance between protective immunity and immunopathology often depends on the initial infectious load. Several studies have investigated the effect of infectious dose; however, the mechanism by which infectious dose affects disease outcomes and the development of a protective immune response is not known. The aim of this study was to investigate how the infectious dose modulates the local and systemic humoral and the cellular immune responses during primary ocular chlamydial infection in the guinea pig animal model...
2017: PloS One
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