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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694794/antivirulent-properties-of-underexplored-cinnamomum-tamala-essential-oil-and-its-synergistic-effects-with-dnase-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms-an-in-vitro-study
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Sanaulla Farisa Banu, Durairajan Rubini, Sairam Rakshitaa, Kamaraj Chandrasekar, Ramar Murugan, Aruni Wilson, Shanmugaraj Gowrishankar, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Paramasivam Nithyanand
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a nosocomial pathogen colonizing patients with chronic infectious diseases and has gained resistance to all the known broad spectrum antibiotics available today. The present study showcases the antibiofilm potential of an essential oil (EO) from an underexplored Cinnamomum species namely, C. tamala, against P. aeruginosa biofilms. Furthermore, the synergistic effects of the EO along with a commercially available DNase (DNaseI) and a DNase (MBD) isolated from a marine bacterium were explored for its antibiofilm activity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642863/friends-enemies-endogenous-retroviruses-are-major-transcriptional-regulators-of-human-dna
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Anton A Buzdin, Vladimir Prassolov, Andrew V Garazha
Endogenous retroviruses are mobile genetic elements hardly distinguishable from infectious, or "exogenous," retroviruses at the time of insertion in the host DNA. Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are not rare. They gave rise to multiple families of closely related mobile elements that occupy ~8% of the human genome. Together, they shape genomic regulatory landscape by providing at least ~320,000 human transcription factor binding sites (TFBS) located on ~110,000 individual HERV elements. The HERVs host as many as 155,000 mapped DNaseI hypersensitivity sites, which denote loci active in the regulation of gene expression or chromatin structure...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642500/genome-wide-mapping-of-dnase-i-hypersensitive-sites-reveals-chromatin-accessibility-changes-in-arabidopsis-euchromatin-and-heterochromatin-regions-under-extended-darkness
#3
Yue Liu, Wenli Zhang, Kang Zhang, Qi You, Hengyu Yan, Yuannian Jiao, Jiming Jiang, Wenying Xu, Zhen Su
Light, as the energy source in photosynthesis, is essential for plant growth and development. Extended darkness causes dramatic gene expression changes. In this study, we applied DNase-seq (DNase I hypersensitive site sequencing) to study changes of chromatin accessibility in euchromatic and heterochromatic regions under extended darkness in Arabidopsis. We generated 27 Gb DNase-seq and 67.6 Gb RNA-seq data to investigate chromatin accessibility changes and global gene expression under extended darkness and control condition in Arabidopsis...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619820/soxf-factors-induce-notch1-expression-via-direct-transcriptional-regulation-during-early-arterial-development
#4
Ivy Kim-Ni Chiang, Martin Fritzsche, Cathy Pichol-Thievend, Alice Neal, Kelly Holmes, Anne Lagendijk, Jeroen Overman, Donatella D'Angelo, Alice Omini, Dorien Hermkens, Emmanuelle Lesieur, Ke Liu, Indrika Ratnayaka, Monica Corada, George Bou-Gharios, Jason Carroll, Elisabetta Dejana, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Benjamin Hogan, Monica Beltrame, Sarah De Val, Mathias Francois
Arterial specification and differentiation are influenced by a number of regulatory pathways. While it is known that the Vegfa-Notch cascade plays a central role, the transcriptional hierarchy controlling arterial specification has not been fully delineated. To elucidate the direct transcriptional regulators of Notch receptor expression in arterial endothelial cells, we used histone signatures, DNaseI hypersensitivity and ChIP-seq data to identify enhancers for the human NOTCH1 and zebrafish notch1b genes. These enhancers were able to direct arterial endothelial cell-restricted expression in transgenic models...
July 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593035/smchd1-regulates-a-limited-set-of-gene-clusters-on-autosomal-chromosomes
#5
Amanda G Mason, Roderick C Slieker, Judit Balog, Richard J L F Lemmers, Chao-Jen Wong, Zizhen Yao, Jong-Won Lim, Galina N Filippova, Enrico Ne, Rabi Tawil, Bas T Heijmans, Stephen J Tapscott, Silvère M van der Maarel
BACKGROUND: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is in most cases caused by a contraction of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat on chromosome 4 (FSHD1) or by mutations in the SMCHD1 or DNMT3B gene (FSHD2). Both situations result in the incomplete epigenetic repression of the D4Z4-encoded retrogene DUX4 in somatic cells, leading to the aberrant expression of DUX4 in the skeletal muscle. In mice, Smchd1 regulates chromatin repression at different loci, having a role in CpG methylation establishment and/or maintenance...
2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587678/smchd1-regulates-a-limited-set-of-gene-clusters-on-autosomal-chromosomes
#6
Amanda G Mason, Roderick C Slieker, Judit Balog, Richard J L F Lemmers, Chao-Jen Wong, Zizhen Yao, Jong-Won Lim, Galina N Filippova, Enrico Ne, Rabi Tawil, Bas T Heijmans, Stephen J Tapscott, Silvère M van der Maarel
BACKGROUND: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is in most cases caused by a contraction of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat on chromosome 4 (FSHD1) or by mutations in the SMCHD1 or DNMT3B gene (FSHD2). Both situations result in the incomplete epigenetic repression of the D4Z4-encoded retrogene DUX4 in somatic cells, leading to the aberrant expression of DUX4 in the skeletal muscle. In mice, Smchd1 regulates chromatin repression at different loci, having a role in CpG methylation establishment and/or maintenance...
June 6, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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 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 tabacum L...
September 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087634/genome-wide-identification-of-regulatory-elements-in-sertoli-cells
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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