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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017587/knockout-rescue-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-mouse-reveals-circadian-period-control-by-quality-and-quantity-of-cry1
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Koji L Ode, Hideki Ukai, Etsuo A Susaki, Ryohei Narumi, Katsuhiko Matsumoto, Junko Hara, Naoshi Koide, Takaya Abe, Masato T Kanemaki, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Hiroki R Ueda
To conduct comprehensive characterization of molecular properties in organisms, we established an efficient method to produce knockout (KO)-rescue mice within a single generation. We applied this method to produce 20 strains of almost completely embryonic stem cell (ESC)-derived mice ("ES mice") rescued with wild-type and mutant Cry1 gene under a Cry1(-/-):Cry2(-/-) background. A series of both phosphorylation-mimetic and non-phosphorylation-mimetic CRY1 mutants revealed that multisite phosphorylation of CRY1 can serve as a cumulative timer in the mammalian circadian clock...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003802/restricted-feeding-schedules-modulate-in-a-different-manner-the-expression-of-clock-genes-in-rat-hypothalamic-nuclei
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Leonardo D De Araujo, Silvia L Roa, Ana C Bueno, Fernanda B Coeli-Lacchini, Clarissa S Martins, Ernane T Uchoa, Jose Antunes-Rodrigues, Lucila L Elias, Paula C Elias, Ayrton C Moreira, Margaret De Castro
Food access restriction is associated to changes in gene expression of the circadian clock system. However, there are only a few studies investigating the effects of non-photic synchronizers, such as food entrainment, on the expression of clock genes in the central oscillators. We hypothesized that different feeding restriction patterns could modulate the expression of clock genes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) "master" clock and in extra-SCN oscillators such as the paraventricular (PVN) and arcuate (ARC) hypothalamic nuclei...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998756/effects-of-24-epibrassinolide-and-green-light-on-plastid-gene-transcription-and-cytokinin-content-of-barley-leaves
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Marina V Efimova, Radomira Vankova, Victor V Kusnetsov, Raisa P Litvinovskaya, Ilya E Zlobin, Petre Dobrev, Nina P Vedenicheva, Alina L Savchuk, Raisa A Karnachuk, Natalia V Kudryakova, Vladimir V Kuznetsov
In order to evaluate whether brassinosteroids (BS) and green light regulate the transcription of plastid genes in a cross-talk with cytokinins (CKs), transcription rates of 12 plastid genes (ndhF, rrn23, rpoB, psaA, psaB, rrn16, psbA, psbD, psbK, rbcL, atpB, and trnE/trnY) as well as the accumulation of transcripts of some photoreceptors (PHYA, CRY2, CRY1A, and CRY1B) and signaling (SERK and CAS) genes were followed in detached etiolated barley leaves exposed to darkness, green or white light ±1μm 24-epibrassinolide (EBL)...
December 18, 2016: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997226/dysregulation-of-metallothionein-and-circadian-genes-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Huan Li, Yuan-Fu Lu, Hong Chen, Jie Liu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major threat to human health, and disruption of circadian clock genes is implicated in hepatocarcinogenesis. This study examined the dysregulation of metallothioneins and circadian genes in achieved human HCC (n = 24), peri-HCC tissues (n = 24) as compared with normal human livers (n = 36). Total RNA was extracted and reverse transcribed. Real-time RT-qPCR was performed to determine the expression of genes of interest. The results demonstrated the downregulation of metallothionein-1 (MT-1), MT-2, and metal transcription factor-1 (MFT-1) in human HCC as compared with Peri-HCC and normal tissues...
December 20, 2016: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993165/isolation-and-characterization-of-native-bacillus-thuringiensis-strains-from-saudi-arabia-with-enhanced-larvicidal-toxicity-against-the-mosquito-vector-anopheles-gambiae-s-l
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Talaat A El-Kersh, Ashraf M Ahmed, Yazeed A Al-Sheikh, Frédéric Tripet, Mohamed S Ibrahim, Ali A M Metwalli
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, mosquito vectors are transmitting several etiological agents of important human diseases, including malaria, causing millions of deaths every year. In Saudi Arabia, as elsewhere, vector-control is based mostly on chemical insecticides which may be toxic and cause environmental deprivation. Here, to support the development of bio-pesticide alternatives, a study was conducted to identify native Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) isolates with improved toxicity against the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae (s...
December 19, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988807/effects-of-bright-light-exposure-during-daytime-on-peripheral-clock-gene-expression-in-humans
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Maki Sato, Tomoko Wakamura, Takeshi Morita, Akihiko Okamoto, Makoto Akashi, Takuya Matsui, Motohiko Sato
Light is the strongest synchronizer controlling circadian rhythms. The intensity and duration of light change throughout the year, thereby influencing body weight, food preferences, and melatonin secretion in humans and animals. Although the expression of clock genes has been examined using human samples, it currently remains unknown whether bright light during the daytime affects the expression of these genes in humans. Therefore, we herein investigated the effects of bright light exposure during the daytime on clock gene expression in the hair follicular and root cells of the human scalp...
December 17, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931190/daily-rhythmicity-of-clock-gene-transcript-levels-in-fast-and-slow-muscle-fibers-from-chinese-perch-siniperca-chuatsi
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Ping Wu, Yu-Long Li, Jia Cheng, Lin Chen, Xin Zhu, Zhi-Guo Feng, Jian-She Zhang, Wu-Ying Chu
BACKGROUND: Clock genes are considered to be the molecular core of biological clock in vertebrates and they are directly involved in the regulation of daily rhythms in vertebrate tissues such as skeletal muscles. Fish myotomes are composed of anatomically segregated fast and slow muscle fibers that possess different metabolic and contractile properties. To date, there is no report on the characterization of the circadian clock system components of slow muscles in fish. RESULTS: In the present study, the molecular clock components (clock, arntl1/2, cry1/2/3, cry-dash, npas2, nr1d1/2, per1/2/3, rorα and tim genes) and their daily transcription levels were characterized in slow and fast muscles of Chinese perch (Siniperca chuatsi)...
December 8, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920997/cyclic-variation-of-cellular-clock-proteins-in-the-mouse-estrous-ovary
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George Wiggins, Michael Legge
BACKGROUND: The mammalian ovary is controlled by a number of biological rhythms, which regulate the recruitment and release of mature oocytes. The main objective of this study was to investigate the role of cellular clock proteins during follicle maturation in the mouse estrous ovary. METHODS: Immunohistochemical (IHC) studies were performed on ovaries from 50 estrous staged mice culled at two time points of 09:00 [day] and 01:00 [mid-point of the dark cycle]. Six antibodies were used to identify the expression of core cellular clock proteins (BMAL1, CLOCK, CRY1, CRY2, PER1 and PER2) within the ovary and four follicle stages, primordial, primary, antral and corpus lutea...
October 2016: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907092/unconjugated-bile-acids-influence-expression-of-circadian-genes-a-potential-mechanism-for-microbe-host-crosstalk
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Kalaimathi Govindarajan, John MacSharry, Patrick G Casey, Fergus Shanahan, Susan A Joyce, Cormac G M Gahan
Disruptions to circadian rhythm in mice and humans have been associated with an increased risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome. The gut microbiota is known to be essential for the maintenance of circadian rhythm in the host suggesting a role for microbe-host interactions in the regulation of the peripheral circadian clock. Previous work suggested a role for gut bacterial bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activity in the regulation of host circadian gene expression. Here we demonstrate that unconjugated bile acids, known to be generated through the BSH activity of the gut microbiota, are potentially chronobiological regulators of host circadian gene expression...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893733/adarb1-catalyzes-circadian-a-to-i-editing-and-regulates-rna-rhythm
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Hideki Terajima, Hikari Yoshitane, Haruka Ozaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Shigeki Shimba, Shinya Kuroda, Wataru Iwasaki, Yoshitaka Fukada
It has been proposed that the CLOCK-ARNTL (BMAL1) complex drives circadian transcription of thousands of genes, including Per and Cry family genes that encode suppressors of CLOCK-ARNTL-dependent transcription. However, recent studies demonstrated that 70-80% of circadian-oscillating mRNAs have no obvious rhythms in their de novo transcription, indicating the potential importance of post-transcriptional regulation. Our CLOCK-ChIP-seq analysis identified rhythmic expression of adenosine deaminase, RNA-specific, B1 (Adarb1, also known as Adar2), an adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA-editing enzyme...
January 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864230/the-circadian-clock-protein-cry2-promotes-myc-degradation
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CRY2 recruits SCF(FBXL3) to ubiquitinate MYC, promoting MYC degradation and preventing transformation.
January 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858334/identification-of-medaka-magnetoreceptor-and-cryptochromes
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Yunzhi Wang, Jianbin Chen, Feng Zhu, Yunhan Hong
Magnetoreception is a hallmark ability of animals for orientation and migration via sensing and utilizing geomagnetic fields. Magnetoreceptor (MagR) and cryptochromes (Cry) have recently been identified as the basis for magnetoreception in Drosophila. However, it has remained unknown whether MagR and Cry have conserved roles in diverse animals. Here we report the identification and expression of magr and cry genes in the fish medaka (Oryzias latipes). Cloning and sequencing identified a single magr gene, four cry genes and one cry-like gene in medaka...
November 17, 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846570/photoactivation-and-inactivation-of-arabidopsis-cryptochrome-2
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Qin Wang, Zecheng Zuo, Xu Wang, Lianfeng Gu, Takeshi Yoshizumi, Zhaohe Yang, Liang Yang, Qing Liu, Wei Liu, Yun-Jeong Han, Jeong-Il Kim, Bin Liu, James A Wohlschlegel, Minami Matsui, Yoshito Oka, Chentao Lin
Cryptochromes are blue-light receptors that regulate development and the circadian clock in plants and animals. We found that Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2 (CRY2) undergoes blue light-dependent homodimerization to become physiologically active. We identified BIC1 (blue-light inhibitor of cryptochromes 1) as an inhibitor of plant cryptochromes that binds to CRY2 to suppress the blue light-dependent dimerization, photobody formation, phosphorylation, degradation, and physiological activities of CRY2. We hypothesize that regulated dimerization governs homeostasis of the active cryptochromes in plants and other evolutionary lineages...
October 21, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805417/prevalence-of-cry2-type-genes-in-bacillus-thuringiensis-isolates-recovered-from-diverse-habitats-in-india-and-isolation-of-a-novel-cry2af2-gene-toxic-to-helicoverpa-armigera-cotton-boll-worm
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Jawahar Lal Katara, Sarvjeet Kaur, Gouthami Krishna Kumari, Nagendra Kumar Singh
Insecticidal cry and vip genes from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have been used for control of lepidopteran insects in transgenic crops. However, novel genes are required for gene pyramiding to delay evolution of resistance to the currently deployed genes. Two PCR-based techniques were employed for screening of cry2-type genes in 129 Bt isolates from diverse habitats in India and 27 known Bt strains. cry2Ab-type genes were more prevalent than cry2Aa- and cry2Ac-type genes. Correlation between source of isolates and abundance of cry2-type genes was not observed...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753938/os-06-03-diurnal-blood-pressure-rhythmicity-in-relation-to-environmental-and-genetic-cues
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Chang-Sheng Sheng, Yi-Bang Cheng, Fang-Fei Wei, Wen-Yi Yang, Qian-Hui Guo, Fei-Ka Li, Qi-Fang Huang, Lutgarde Thijs, Yan Li, Jan A Staessen, Ji-Guang Wang
OBJECTIVE: No previous study addressed the relative contributions of environmental and genetic cues to the diurnal blood pressure rhythmicity. We firstly investigated the explained variance of environmental and clock genes in relation to the night-to-day ratio (NDR) and morning surge (MS), respectively. DESIGN AND METHOD: From 24-h ambulatory recordings of systolic blood pressure (SBP) obtained in untreated Chinese patients (51% women; mean age, 51 years), we computed NDR in 897 and MS in 637...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721187/prkcdbp-cavin3-and-cry2-associate-with-major-depressive-disorder
#16
Leena Kovanen, Kati Donner, Mari Kaunisto, Timo Partonen
BACKGROUND: Dysfunctions in the intrinsic clocks are suggested in patients with depressive disorders. The cryptochrome circadian clocks 1 and 2 (CRY1 and CRY2) proteins modulate circadian rhythms in a cell and influence emotional reactions and mood in an individual. The protein kinase C delta binding protein (PRKCDBP, or CAVIN3), similar to the serum deprivation response protein (SDPR, or CAVIN2), reduces metabolic stability of the PER2-CRY2 transcription factor complex that plays a role in the circadian rhythm synchronization...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697903/reversible-optogenetic-control-of-kinase-activity-during-differentiation-and-embryonic-development
#17
Vishnu V Krishnamurthy, John S Khamo, Wenyan Mei, Aurora J Turgeon, Humza M Ashraf, Payel Mondal, Dil B Patel, Noah Risner, Ellen E Cho, Jing Yang, Kai Zhang
A limited number of signaling pathways are repeatedly used to regulate a wide variety of processes during development and differentiation. The lack of tools to manipulate signaling pathways dynamically in space and time has been a major technical challenge for biologists. Optogenetic techniques, which utilize light to control protein functions in a reversible fashion, hold promise for modulating intracellular signaling networks with high spatial and temporal resolution. Applications of optogenetics in multicellular organisms, however, have not been widely reported...
November 1, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643333/os-06-03-diurnal-blood-pressure-rhythmicity-in-relation-to-environmental-and-genetic-cues
#18
Chang-Sheng Sheng, Yi-Bang Cheng, Fang-Fei Wei, Wen-Yi Yang, Qian-Hui Guo, Fei-Ka Li, Qi-Fang Huang, Lutgarde Thijs, Yan Li, Jan A Staessen, Ji-Guang Wang
OBJECTIVE: No previous study addressed the relative contributions of environmental and genetic cues to the diurnal blood pressure rhythmicity. We firstly investigated the explained variance of environmental and clock genes in relation to the night-to-day ratio (NDR) and morning surge (MS), respectively. DESIGN AND METHOD: From 24-h ambulatory recordings of systolic blood pressure (SBP) obtained in untreated Chinese patients (51% women; mean age, 51 years), we computed NDR in 897 and MS in 637...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614751/identification-of-zebrafish-magnetoreceptor-and-cryptochrome-homologs
#19
Zuoqiong Zhou, Xiyang Peng, Jianbin Chen, Xiushan Wu, Yuequn Wang, Yunhan Hong
Magnetoreception is essential for magnetic orientation in animal migration. The molecular basis for magnetoreception has recently been elucidated in fruitfly as complexes between the magnetic receptor magnetoreceptor (MagR) and its ligand cryptochrome (Cry). MagR and Cry are present in the animal kingdom. However, it is unknown whether they perform a conserved role in diverse animals. Here we report the identification and expression of zebrafish MagR and Cry homologs towards understanding their roles in lower vertebrates...
December 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611874/blue-light-perception-by-both-roots-and-rhizobia-inhibits-nodule-formation-in-lotus-japonicus
#20
Aya Shimomura, Ayumi Naka, Nobuyuki Miyazaki, Sayaka Moriuchi, Susumu Arima, Shusei Sato, Hideki Hirakawa, Makoto Hayashi, Maskit Maymon, Ann M Hirsch, Akihiro Suzuki
In many legumes, roots that are exposed to light do not form nodules. Here, we report that blue light inhibits nodulation in Lotus japonicus roots inoculated with Mesorhizobium loti. Using RNA interference, we suppressed the expression of phototropin and cryptochrome genes in L. japonicus hairy roots. Under blue light, plants transformed with an empty vector did not develop nodules, whereas plants exhibiting suppressed expression of cry1 and cry2 genes formed nodules. We also measured rhizobial growth to investigate whether the inhibition of nodulation could be caused by a reduced population of rhizobia in response to light...
September 9, 2016: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
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