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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428090/preparation-and-characterization-of-lipid-nanoparticle-pdna-complexes-for-stat3-downregulation-and-overcoming-chemotherapy-resistance-in-lung-cancer-cells
#1
Mustafa Kotmakçı, Vildan Bozok Çetintaş, A Gülten Kantarcı
Developments in the field of molecular oncology have revealed that resistance to chemotherapeutics is acqured through several mechanisms including overexpression of common oncogenic proteins. Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) is one of these oncogenes that is overexpressed in many cancer types. RNA interference (RNAi) is proven powerful tool for downregulating STAT3, allowing re-sensitization of resistant cancer cells. However, delivery of RNA interference-mediating molecules for STAT3 downregulation in lung cancer cells is limited to a small number of studies most of which employ commercially available transfection kits...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426246/biofilm-characteristics-and-evaluation-of-the-sanitation-procedures-of-thermophilic-aeribacillus-pallidus-e334-biofilms
#2
Tugba Kilic, Basar Karaca, Beste Piril Ozel, Birgul Ozcan, Cumhur Cokmus, Arzu Coleri Cihan
The ability of Aeribacillus pallidus E334 to produce pellicle and form a biofilm was studied. Optimal biofilm formation occurred at 60 °C, pH 7.5 and 1.5% NaCl. Extra polymeric substances (EPS) were composed of proteins and eDNA (21.4 kb). E334 formed biofilm on many surfaces, but mostly preferred polypropylene and glass. Using CLSM analysis, the network-like structure of the EPS was observed. The A. pallidus biofilm had a novel eDNA content. DNaseI susceptibility (86.8% removal) of eDNA revealed its importance in mature biofilms, but the purified eDNA was resistant to DNaseI, probably due to its extended folding outside the matrix...
April 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379368/scode-an-efficient-regulatory-network-inference-algorithm-from-single-cell-rna-seq-during-differentiation
#3
Hirotaka Matsumoto, Hisanori Kiryu, Chikara Furusawa, Minoru S H Ko, Shigeru B H Ko, Norio Gouda, Tetsutaro Hayashi, Itoshi Nikaido
Motivation: The analysis of RNA-Seq data from individual differentiating cells enables us to reconstruct the differentiation process and the degree of differentiation (in pseudo-time) of each cell. Such analyses can reveal detailed expression dynamics and functional relationships for differentiation. To further elucidate differentiation processes, more insight into gene regulatory networks is required. The pseudo-time can be regarded as time information and, therefore, single-cell RNA-Seq data are time-course data with high time resolution...
April 4, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351714/evaluation-of-environmental-and-nutritional-factors-and-sua-gene-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-biofilm-formation-of-streptococcus-uberis-isolates
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Melina Vanesa Moliva, Florencia Cerioli, Elina Beatriz Reinoso
The pathogenesis of Streptococcus uberis is attributed to a combination of extracellular factors and properties such as adherence and biofilm formation. The aim of this work was to evaluate the influence of different factors, additives and bovine milk compounds on S. uberis biofilm formation, as the presence of the sua gene by PCR. Additionally, extracellular DNA and the effect of DNaseI were evaluated in the biofilms yielded. Optimal biofilm development was observed when the pH was adjusted to 7.0 and 37 °C...
March 27, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218056/regulation-of-the-escherichia-coli-ydhy-t-operon-in-the-presence-of-alternative-electron-acceptors
#5
Naji Al Ibrahim, Jeffrey Green
The Escherichia coli K-12 ydhY-T operon, coding for a predicted oxidoreductase complex, is activated under anaerobic conditions and repressed in the presence of nitrate or nitrite. Anaerobic activation is mediated by the transcription factor FNR and nitrate/nitrite repression is mediated by NarXL and NarQP. In vitro transcription reactions revealed that the DNA upstream of ydhY-T contains sufficient information for RNA polymerase alone to initiate transcription from five locations. FNR severely inhibited synthesis of two of these transcripts (located upstream of, and within, the FNR binding site) and activated the FNR-dependent promoter previously identified in vivo...
February 3, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160363/establishment-of-a-tobacco-by2-cell-line-devoid-of-plant-specific-xylose-and-fucose-as-a-platform-for-the-production-of-biotherapeutic-proteins
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Uri Hanania, Tami Ariel, Yoram Tekoah, Liat Fux, Maor Sheva, Yehuda Gubbay, Mara Weiss, Dina Oz, Yaniv Azulay, Albina Turbovski, Yehava Forster, Yoseph Shaaltiel
Plant produced glycoproteins contain N-linked glycans with plant-specific residues of β(1,2)-xylose and core α(1,3)-fucose, which do not exist in mammalian derived proteins. Although our experience with two enzymes that are used for enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) does not indicate that the plant sugar residues have deleterious effects, we made a conscious decision to eliminate these moieties from plant-expressed proteins. We knocked out the β(1,2)-xylosyltranferase (XylT) and the α(1,3)-fucosyltransferase (FucT) genes, using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, in Nicotiana...
February 3, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087634/genome-wide-identification-of-regulatory-elements-in-sertoli-cells
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Danielle M Maatouk, Anirudh Natarajan, Yoichiro Shibata, Lingyun Song, Gregory E Crawford, Uwe Ohler, Blanche Capel
A current goal of molecular biology is to identify transcriptional networks that regulate cell differentiation. However, identifying functional gene regulatory elements has been challenging in the context of developing tissues where material is limited and cell types are mixed. To identify regulatory sites during sex determination, we subjected Sertoli cells from mouse fetal testes to DNaseI-seq and ChIP-seq for H3K27ac. DNaseI-seq identified putative regulatory sites around genes enriched in Sertoli and pregranulosa cells; however, active enhancers marked by H3K27ac were enriched proximal to only Sertoli-enriched genes...
February 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993786/defcom-analysis-and-modeling-of-transcription-factor-binding-sites-using-a-motif-centric-genomic-footprinter
#8
Bryan Quach, Terrence S Furey
Motivation: Identifying the locations of transcription factor binding sites is critical for understanding how gene transcription is regulated across different cell types and conditions. Chromatin accessibility experiments such as DNaseI sequencing (DNase-seq) and Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin sequencing (ATAC-seq) produce genome-wide data that include distinct 'footprint' patterns at binding sites. Nearly all existing computational methods to detect footprints from these data assume that footprint signals are highly homogeneous across footprint sites...
April 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918204/removal-of-listeria-monocytogenes-dual-species-biofilms-using-combined-enzyme-benzalkonium-chloride-treatments
#9
Pedro Rodríguez-López, Alba Carballo-Justo, Lorraine A Draper, Marta L Cabo
The effects of pronase (PRN), cellulase (CEL) or DNaseI alone or combined with benzalkonium chloride (BAC) against Listeria monocytogenes-carrying biofilms were assayed. The best removal activity against L. monocytogenes-Escherichia coli biofilms was obtained using DNaseI followed by PRN and CEL. Subsequently, a modified logistic model was used to quantify the combined effects of PRN or DNaseI with BAC. A better BAC performance after PRN compared to DNaseI eradicating L. monocytogenes was observed. In E. coli the effects were the opposite...
January 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903897/combining-atac-seq-with-nuclei-sorting-for-discovery-of-cis-regulatory-regions-in-plant-genomes
#10
Zefu Lu, Brigitte T Hofmeister, Christopher Vollmers, Rebecca M DuBois, Robert J Schmitz
Chromatin structure plays a pivotal role in facilitating proper control of gene expression. Transcription factor (TF) binding of cis-elements is often associated with accessible chromatin regions. Therefore, the ability to identify these accessible regions throughout plant genomes will advance understanding of the relationship between TF binding, chromatin status and the regulation of gene expression. Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin sequencing (ATAC-seq) is a recently developed technique used to map open chromatin zones in animal genomes...
April 7, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899623/combining-transcription-factor-binding-affinities-with-open-chromatin-data-for-accurate-gene-expression-prediction
#11
Florian Schmidt, Nina Gasparoni, Gilles Gasparoni, Kathrin Gianmoena, Cristina Cadenas, Julia K Polansky, Peter Ebert, Karl Nordström, Matthias Barann, Anupam Sinha, Sebastian Fröhler, Jieyi Xiong, Azim Dehghani Amirabad, Fatemeh Behjati Ardakani, Barbara Hutter, Gideon Zipprich, Bärbel Felder, Jürgen Eils, Benedikt Brors, Wei Chen, Jan G Hengstler, Alf Hamann, Thomas Lengauer, Philip Rosenstiel, Jörn Walter, Marcel H Schulz
The binding and contribution of transcription factors (TF) to cell specific gene expression is often deduced from open-chromatin measurements to avoid costly TF ChIP-seq assays. Thus, it is important to develop computational methods for accurate TF binding prediction in open-chromatin regions (OCRs). Here, we report a novel segmentation-based method, TEPIC, to predict TF binding by combining sets of OCRs with position weight matrices. TEPIC can be applied to various open-chromatin data, e.g. DNaseI-seq and NOMe-seq...
January 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895806/genome-wide-epigenomic-profiling-for-biomarker-discovery
#12
REVIEW
René A M Dirks, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Hendrik Marks
A myriad of diseases is caused or characterized by alteration of epigenetic patterns, including changes in DNA methylation, post-translational histone modifications, or chromatin structure. These changes of the epigenome represent a highly interesting layer of information for disease stratification and for personalized medicine. Traditionally, epigenomic profiling required large amounts of cells, which are rarely available with clinical samples. Also, the cellular heterogeneity complicates analysis when profiling clinical samples for unbiased genome-wide biomarker discovery...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677919/smart-carbon-nanotubes-with-laser-controlled-behavior-in-gene-delivery-and-therapy-through-a-non-digestive-trafficking-pathway
#13
Fenfen Kong, Fei Liu, Wei Li, Xiaomeng Guo, Zuhua Wang, Hanbo Zhang, Qingpo Li, Lihua Luo, Yongzhong Du, Yi Jin, Jian You
Near-infrared (NIR) laser-controlled gene delivery presents some benefits in gene therapy, inducing enhanced gene transfection efficiency. In this study, a "photothermal transfection" agent is obtained by wrapping poly(ethylenimine)-cholesterol derivatives (PEI-Chol) around single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The PEI-Chol modified SWNTs (PCS) are effective in compressing DNA molecules and protecting them from DNaseI degradation. Compared to the complexes formed by PEI with DNA (PEI/DNA), complexes of PCS and DNA that are formed (PCS/DNA) exhibit a little lower toxicity to HEK293 and HeLa cells under the same PEI molecule weight and weight ratios...
December 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651453/identification-of-a-novel-distal-regulatory-element-of-the-human-neuroglobin-gene-by-the-chromosome-conformation-capture-approach
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Kin Tung Tam, Ping Kei Chan, Wei Zhang, Pui Pik Law, Zhipeng Tian, Godfrey Chi Fung Chan, Sjaak Philipsen, Richard Festenstein, Kian Cheng Tan-Un
Neuroglobin (NGB) is predominantly expressed in the brain and retina. Studies suggest that NGB exerts protective effects to neuronal cells and is implicated in reducing the severity of stroke and Alzheimer's disease. However, little is known about the mechanisms which regulate the cell type-specific expression of the gene. In this study, we hypothesized that distal regulatory elements (DREs) are involved in optimal expression of the NGB gene. By chromosome conformation capture we identified two novel DREs located -70 kb upstream and +100 kb downstream from the NGB gene...
January 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446086/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Daniel Söderberg, Mårten Segelmark
A group of pauci-immune vasculitides, characterized by neutrophil-rich necrotizing inflammation of small vessels and the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs), is referred to as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). ANCAs against proteinase 3 (PR3) (PR3-ANCA) or myeloperoxidase (MPO) (MPO-ANCA) are found in over 90% of patients with active disease, and these ANCAs are implicated in the pathogenesis of AAV. Dying neutrophils surrounding the walls of small vessels are a histological hallmark of AAV...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27244087/molecular-dynamics-and-high-throughput-binding-free-energy-calculation-of-anti-actin-anticancer-drugs-new-insights-for-better-design
#16
Roopa L, Pravin Kumar R, Sudheer Mohammed M M
Actin cytoskeleton plays an important role in cancerous cell progression. Till date many anticancer toxins are discovered that binds to different sites of actin. Mechanism of action of these toxins varies with respect to the site where they bind to actin. Latrunculin A (LAT) binds closely to nucleotide binding site and Reidispongiolide binds to the barbed end of actin. LAT is reported to reduce the displacement of domain 2 with respect to domain 1 and allosterically modulate nucleotide exchange. On the other hand Reidispongiolide binds with the higher affinity to actin and competes with the DNaseI binding loop once the inter-monomer interaction has been formed...
October 2016: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27213305/low-molecular-weight-polyethylenimine-modified-with-pluronic-123-and-rgd-or-chimeric-rgd-nls-peptide-characteristics-and-transfection-efficacy-of-their-complexes-with-plasmid-dna
#17
Jing Hu, Wenfang Zhao, Kehai Liu, Qian Yu, Yuan Mao, Zeyu Lu, Yaguang Zhang, Manman Zhu
To solve the problem of transfection efficiency vs. cytotoxicity and tumor-targeting ability when polyethylenimine (PEI) was used as a nonviral gene delivery vector, new degradable PEI polymers were synthesized via cross-linking low-molecular-weight PEI with Pluronic P123 and then further coupled with a targeting peptide R4 (RGD) and a bifunctional R11 (RGD-NLS), which were termed as P123-PEI-R4 and P123-PEI-R11, respectively. Agarose gel electrophoresis showed that both P123-PEI-R4 and P123-PEI-R11 efficaciously condense plasmid DNA at a polymer-to-pDNA w/w ratio of 3...
May 18, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27078861/using-roadmap-data-to-identify-enhancers-associated-with-disorders-of-sex-development
#18
Thomas Ohnesorg, Brittany Croft, Jacqueline Tan, Andrew H Sinclair
Despite recent advances in our understanding, most cases of disorders of sex development (DSD) cannot be explained by mutations in known genes. In genome-wide screens of DSD patients, we and others detected duplications or deletions of potential regulatory regions of known or suspected DSD genes. It is therefore likely that a significant proportion of DSD cases may be explained by disrupted transcriptional regulation of gonad genes. Despite many recent technological advances, limited availability of relevant tissues - especially human embryonic material - can make the identification of long-range regulatory elements extremely difficult...
2016: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27060133/polymorphic-tandem-repeats-within-gene-promoters-act-as-modifiers-of-gene-expression-and-dna-methylation-in-humans
#19
Javier Quilez, Audrey Guilmatre, Paras Garg, Gareth Highnam, Melissa Gymrek, Yaniv Erlich, Ricky S Joshi, David Mittelman, Andrew J Sharp
Despite representing an important source of genetic variation, tandem repeats (TRs) remain poorly studied due to technical difficulties. We hypothesized that TRs can operate as expression (eQTLs) and methylation (mQTLs) quantitative trait loci. To test this we analyzed the effect of variation at 4849 promoter-associated TRs, genotyped in 120 individuals, on neighboring gene expression and DNA methylation. Polymorphic promoter TRs were associated with increased variance in local gene expression and DNA methylation, suggesting functional consequences related to TR variation...
May 5, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27052111/atlas-of-prostate-cancer-heritability-in-european-and-african-american-men-pinpoints-tissue-specific-regulation
#20
Alexander Gusev, Huwenbo Shi, Gleb Kichaev, Mark Pomerantz, Fugen Li, Henry W Long, Sue A Ingles, Rick A Kittles, Sara S Strom, Benjamin A Rybicki, Barbara Nemesure, William B Isaacs, Wei Zheng, Curtis A Pettaway, Edward D Yeboah, Yao Tettey, Richard B Biritwum, Andrew A Adjei, Evelyn Tay, Ann Truelove, Shelley Niwa, Anand P Chokkalingam, Esther M John, Adam B Murphy, Lisa B Signorello, John Carpten, M Cristina Leske, Suh-Yuh Wu, Anslem J M Hennis, Christine Neslund-Dudas, Ann W Hsing, Lisa Chu, Phyllis J Goodman, Eric A Klein, John S Witte, Graham Casey, Sam Kaggwa, Michael B Cook, Daniel O Stram, William J Blot, Rosalind A Eeles, Douglas Easton, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Ali Amin Al Olama, Sara Benlloch, Kenneth Muir, Graham G Giles, Melissa C Southey, Liesel M Fitzgerald, Henrik Gronberg, Fredrik Wiklund, Markus Aly, Brian E Henderson, Johanna Schleutker, Tiina Wahlfors, Teuvo L J Tammela, Børge G Nordestgaard, Tim J Key, Ruth C Travis, David E Neal, Jenny L Donovan, Freddie C Hamdy, Paul Pharoah, Nora Pashayan, Kay-Tee Khaw, Janet L Stanford, Stephen N Thibodeau, Shannon K McDonnell, Daniel J Schaid, Christiane Maier, Walther Vogel, Manuel Luedeke, Kathleen Herkommer, Adam S Kibel, Cezary Cybulski, Dominika Wokolorczyk, Wojciech Kluzniak, Lisa Cannon-Albright, Craig Teerlink, Hermann Brenner, Aida K Dieffenbach, Volker Arndt, Jong Y Park, Thomas A Sellers, Hui-Yi Lin, Chavdar Slavov, Radka Kaneva, Vanio Mitev, Jyotsna Batra, Amanda Spurdle, Judith A Clements, Manuel R Teixeira, Hardev Pandha, Agnieszka Michael, Paula Paulo, Sofia Maia, Andrzej Kierzek, David V Conti, Demetrius Albanes, Christine Berg, Sonja I Berndt, Daniele Campa, E David Crawford, W Ryan Diver, Susan M Gapstur, J Michael Gaziano, Edward Giovannucci, Robert Hoover, David J Hunter, Mattias Johansson, Peter Kraft, Loic Le Marchand, Sara Lindström, Carmen Navarro, Kim Overvad, Elio Riboli, Afshan Siddiq, Victoria L Stevens, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Paolo Vineis, Meredith Yeager, Gosia Trynka, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Frederick R Schumacher, Alkes L Price, Matthew L Freedman, Christopher A Haiman, Bogdan Pasaniuc
Although genome-wide association studies have identified over 100 risk loci that explain ∼33% of familial risk for prostate cancer (PrCa), their functional effects on risk remain largely unknown. Here we use genotype data from 59,089 men of European and African American ancestries combined with cell-type-specific epigenetic data to build a genomic atlas of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) heritability in PrCa. We find significant differences in heritability between variants in prostate-relevant epigenetic marks defined in normal versus tumour tissue as well as between tissue and cell lines...
April 7, 2016: Nature Communications
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