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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775711/co-expression-purification-and-characterization-of-the-lipase-and-foldase-of-burkholderia-contaminans-lteb11
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Robson Carlos Alnoch, Adriano Alves Stefanello, Viviane de Paula Martini, Jeferson Luiz Richter, Cesar Mateo, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, David Alexander Mitchell, Marcelo Muller-Santos, Nadia Krieger
Genes encoding lipase LipBC (lipA) and foldase LifBC (lipB) were identified in the genome of Burkholderia contaminans LTEB11. Analysis of the predicted amino acid sequence of lipA showed its high identity with lipases from Pseudomonas luteola (91%), Burkholderia cepacia (96%) and Burkholderia lata (97%), and classified LipBC lipase in the lipase subfamily I.2. The genes lipA and lipB were amplified and cloned into expression vectors pET28a(+) and pT7-7, respectively. His-tagged LipBC and native LifBC were co-expressed in Escherichia coli and purified...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773902/nedd9-promotes-oncogenic-signaling-a-stem-mesenchymal-gene-signature-and-aggressive-ovarian-cancer-growth-in-mice
#2
Rashid Gabbasov, Fang Xiao, Caitlin G Howe, Laura E Bickel, Shane W O'Brien, Daniel Benrubi, Thuy-Vy Do, Yan Zhou, Emmanuelle Nicolas, Kathy Q Cai, Samuel Litwin, Sachiko Seo, Erica A Golemis, Denise C Connolly
Neural precursor cell expressed, developmentally downregulated 9 (NEDD9) supports oncogenic signaling in a number of solid and hematologic tumors. Little is known about the role of NEDD9 in ovarian carcinoma (OC), but available data suggest elevated mRNA and protein expression in advanced stage high-grade cancers. We used a transgenic MISIIR-TAg mouse OC model combined with genetic ablation of Nedd9 to investigate its action in the development and progression of OC. A Nedd9-/- genotype delayed tumor growth rate, reduced incidence of ascites, and reduced expression and activation of signaling proteins including SRC, STAT3, E-cadherin, and AURKA...
May 18, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773895/crispr-cas9-system-targeting-regulatory-genes-of-hiv-1-inhibits-viral-replication-in-infected-t-cell-cultures
#3
Youdiil Ophinni, Mari Inoue, Tomohiro Kotaki, Masanori Kameoka
The CRISPR/Cas9 system provides a novel and promising tool for editing the HIV-1 proviral genome. We designed RNA-guided CRISPR/Cas9 targeting the HIV-1 regulatory genes tat and rev with guide RNAs (gRNA) selected from each gene based on CRISPR specificity and sequence conservation across six major HIV-1 subtypes. Each gRNA was cloned into lentiCRISPRv2 before co-transfection to create a lentiviral vector and transduction into target cells. CRISPR/Cas9 transduction into 293 T and HeLa cells stably expressing Tat and Rev proteins successfully abolished the expression of each protein relative to that in non-transduced and gRNA-absent vector-transduced cells...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773845/aicar-inhibits-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dna-binding-independently-of-ampk-to-attenuate-lps-triggered-inflammatory-responses-in-human-macrophages
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Johannes Kirchner, Bernhard Brüne, Dmitry Namgaladze
5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-1-β-D-ribofuranoside (AICAR) is an established pharmacological activator of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Both, AICAR and AMPK were reported to attenuate inflammation. However, AICAR is known for many AMPK-independent effects, although the mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Here we report a potent suppression of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory gene expression by AICAR in primary human macrophages, which occurred independently of its conversion to AMPK-activating 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-1-β-D-ribofuranosyl monophosphate...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773831/dnajc17-is-localized-in-nuclear-speckles-and-interacts-with-splicing-machinery-components
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A Pascarella, G Ferrandino, S C Credendino, C Moccia, F D'Angelo, B Miranda, C D'Ambrosio, P Bielli, O Spadaro, M Ceccarelli, A Scaloni, C Sette, M De Felice, G De Vita, E Amendola
DNAJC17 is a heat shock protein (HSP40) family member, identified in mouse as susceptibility gene for congenital hypothyroidism. DNAJC17 knockout mouse embryos die prior to implantation. In humans, germline homozygous mutations in DNAJC17 have been found in syndromic retinal dystrophy patients, while heterozygous mutations represent candidate pathogenic events for myeloproliferative disorders. Despite widespread expression and involvement in human diseases, DNAJC17 function is still poorly understood. Herein, we have investigated its function through high-throughput transcriptomic and proteomic approaches...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773668/plants-send-small-rnas-in-extracellular-vesicles-to-fungal-pathogen-to-silence-virulence-genes
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Qiang Cai, Lulu Qiao, Ming Wang, Baoye He, Feng-Mao Lin, Jared Palmquist, Hsien-Da Huang, Hailing Jin
Some pathogens and pests deliver small RNAs (sRNAs) into host cells to suppress host immunity. Conversely, hosts also transfer sRNAs into pathogens and pests to inhibit their virulence. Although sRNA trafficking has been observed in a wide variety of interactions, how sRNAs are transferred, especially from hosts to pathogens/pests, is still unknown. Here we show that host Arabidopsis cells secrete exosome-like extracellular vesicles to deliver sRNAs into fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea These sRNA-containing vesicles accumulate at the infection sites and are taken up by the fungal cells...
May 17, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773647/altered-sterol-metabolism-in-budding-yeast-affects-mitochondrial-iron-sulfur-fe-s-cluster-synthesis
#7
Diane M Ward, Opal S Chen, Liangtao Li, Jerry Kaplan, Shah Alam Bhuiyan, Selvamuthu K Natarajan, Martin Bard, James E Cox
Ergosterol synthesis is essential for cellular growth and viability of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and intracellular sterol distribution and homeostasis are therefore highly regulated in this species. Erg25 is an iron-containing C4-methyl sterol oxidase that contributes to the conversion of 4,4-dimethylzymosterol to zymosterol, a precursor of ergosterol. The ERG29 gene encodes an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated protein, and here we identified a role for Erg29 in the methyl sterol oxidase step of ergosterol synthesis...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773061/development-of-novel-therapeutics-targeting-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-mutations-in-cancer
#8
Horrick Sharma
Isocitrate dehydrogenases 1 and 2 (IDH1 and IDH2) are key metabolic enzymes that catalyze the conversion of isocitrate to α-ketoglutarate (αKG). IDH 1 and IDH2 regulate several cellular processes, including oxidative respiration, glutamine metabolism, lipogenesis, and cellular defense against oxidative damage. Mutations in IDH1 and IDH2 have recently been observed in multiple tumor types, including gliomas, acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and chondrosarcoma. IDH1 and IDH2 mutations involve a gain in neomorphic activity that catalyze αKG conversion to (R)-2-hydroxyglutarate ((R)-2HG)...
May 17, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771304/laboratory-evolution-for-forced-glucose-xylose-co-consumption-enables-identification-of-mutations-that-improve-mixed-sugar-fermentation-by-xylose-fermenting-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Ioannis Papapetridis, Maarten D Verhoeven, Sanne J Wiersma, Maaike Goudriaan, Antonius J A van Maris, Jack T Pronk
Simultaneous fermentation of glucose and xylose can contribute to improved productivity and robustness of yeast-based processes for bioethanol production from lignocellulosic hydrolysates. This study explores a novel laboratory evolution strategy for identifying mutations that contribute to simultaneous utilization of these sugars in batch cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. To force simultaneous utilization of xylose and glucose, the genes encoding glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (PGI1) and ribulose-5-phosphate epimerase (RPE1) were deleted in a xylose-isomerase-based xylose-fermenting strain with a modified oxidative pentose-phosphate pathway...
May 15, 2018: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770843/patterns-and-severity-of-vascular-amyloid-in-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-with-duplications-and-missense-mutations-in-app-gene-down-syndrome-and-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
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David M A Mann, Yvonne S Davidson, Andrew C Robinson, Nancy Allen, Tadafumi Hashimoto, Anna Richardson, Matthew Jones, Julie S Snowden, Neil Pendleton, Marie-Claude Potier, Annie Laquerrière, Vee Prasher, Takeshi Iwatsubo, Andre Strydom
In this study, we have compared the severity of amyloid plaque formation and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), and the subtype pattern of CAA pathology itself, between APP genetic causes of AD (APPdup, APP mutations), older individuals with Down syndrome (DS) showing the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and individuals with sporadic (early and late onset) AD (sEOAD and sLOAD, respectively). The aim of this was to elucidate important group differences and to provide mechanistic insights related to clinical and neuropathological phenotypes...
May 16, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770509/molecular-characteristics-of-granulosa-and-cumulus-cells-and-oocyte-competence-in-nelore-cows-with-low-and-high-numbers-of-antral-follicles
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C O Rosa, Lsr Marinho, Pra da Rosa, M P De Cesaro, P A Lunardelli, K C Silva-Santos, A C Basso, V Bordignon, M M Seneda
The aims of this study were to investigate whether the number of antral follicles (AF) in the ovaries of Nelore cows is influenced with the developmental competence of oocytes to reach the blastocyst stage and to quantify the mRNA abundance of genes associated with folliculogenesis and oogenesis in granulosa and cumulus cells. A total of 168 cows were distributed into two experimental groups according to the number of AF, low (≤31) and high AF (≥92), which were determined based on the mean number of AF (61...
May 16, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770127/temporal-expression-patterns-of-genes-related-to-sex-steroid-action-in-sexually-dimorphic-nuclei-during-puberty
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Moeko Kanaya, Masahiro Morishita, Shinji Tsukahara
Sex steroids play a major role in sexually dimorphic brain development during not only the perinatal period but also the pubertal period. We previously showed that, in male mice, the estrogen receptor-α ( Esr1 ) and aromatase ( Cyp19a1 ) genes are essential to the sexually dimorphic formation of the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV) and the principal nucleus of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNSTp), but the estrogen receptor-β ( Esr2 ) gene is not necessary. We also showed that the androgen receptor ( Ar ) gene is essential to the sexually dimorphic formation of the BNSTp...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769478/mutation-of-the-s-and-3c-genes-in-genomes-of-feline-coronaviruses
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Keisuke Oguma, Megumi Ohno, Mayuko Yoshida, Hiroshi Sentsui
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is classified into two biotypes based on its pathogenicity in cats: a feline enteric coronavirus of low pathogenicity and a highly virulent feline infectious peritonitis virus. It has been suspected that FCoV alters its biotype via mutations in the viral genome. The S and 3c genes of FCoV have been considered the candidates for viral pathogenicity conversion. In the present study, FCoVs were analyzed for the frequency and location of mutations in the S and 3c genes from faecal samples of cats in an animal shelter and the faeces, effusions, and tissues of cats that were referred to veterinary hospitals...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769196/an-in-vivo-screen-identifies-pygo2-as-a-driver-for-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Xin Lu, Xiaolu Pan, Chang-Jiun Wu, Di Zhao, Shan Feng, Yong Zang, Rumi Lee, Sunada Khadka, Samirkumar B Amin, Eun-Jung Jin, Xiaoying Shang, Pingna Deng, Yanting Luo, William R Morgenlander, Jacqueline Weinrich, Xuemin Lu, Shan Jiang, Qing Chang, Nora M Navone, Patricia Troncoso, Ronald A DePinho, Y Alan Wang
Advanced prostate cancer displays conspicuous chromosomal instability and rampant copy number aberrations, yet the identity of functional drivers resident in many amplicons remain elusive. Here, we implemented a functional genomics approach to identify new oncogenes involved in prostate cancer progression. Through integrated analyses of focal amplicons in large prostate cancer genomic and transcriptomic datasets as well as genes upregulated in metastasis, 276 putative oncogenes were enlisted into an in vivo gain-of-function tumorigenesis screen...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769161/nlrp3-promotes-glioma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-via-the-interleukin-1%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-signals
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Liping Xue, Bin Lu, Bibo Gao, Yangyang Shi, Jingqi Xu, Rui Yang, Bo Xu, Peng Ding
Due to the characteristics of high invasiveness, relapse and poor prognosis, the management of malignant gliomas has always been a great challenge. Nod-like receptor (NLR) family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) is a crucial component of the NLRP3 inflammasome, a multiprotein complex that can triggercaspase-1/interleukin-1 (IL-1) mediated inflammatory response once activated and participates in the pathogeny of diverse inflammatory diseases as well as cancers. Herein, we examined the function of NLRP3 in the development of glioma...
May 16, 2018: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769098/wing-morphometrics-of-aedes-ochlerotatus-albifasciatus-macquart-1838-diptera-culicidae-from-different-climatic-regions-of-argentina
#16
Maximiliano J Garzón, Nicolás Schweigmann
BACKGROUND: Gene flow restrictions between populations of Aedes albifasciatus, the vector of Western equine encephalitis and Dirophilaria immitis, have been described in the central region of Argentina. Genetic and eco-physiological variations usually result in local forms reflecting the climatic regions. Mosquito wings and their different parts have ecological functions in flight and communication. Therefore, wing shape could be considered an aspect of sexual dimorphism, and its eco-physiological responses can be expressed as morphological changes induced by the environment...
May 16, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768622/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-cytokine-related-genes-and-association-with-clinical-outcome-in-a-chagas-disease-case-control-study-from-brazil
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Lucia Elena Alvarado-Arnez, Angelica Martins Batista, Silvia Marinho Alves, Gloria Melo, Virgínia Maria Barros de Lorena, Cynthia C Cardoso, Isabela Resende Pereira, Cristina Carrazzone, Antonio G Pacheco, Wilson Oliveira, Milton Ozório Moraes, Joseli Lannes-Vieira
BACKGROUND: The severity of chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCC), the most frequent clinical outcome of Chagas disease (CD), has been associated with cytokine-enriched heart tissue inflammation, and high serum levels of transforming growth factor (TGFβ), interferon-gamma (IFNγ), and tumour necrosis factor (TNF). Conversely, increased interleukin (IL)-10 serum concentrations have been associated with asymptomatic CD. Cytokines and cytokine-related gene polymorphisms may control cytokine expression and have been proposed to contribute to CCC outcomes...
May 14, 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768039/loss-of-sonic-hedgehog-gene-leads-to-muscle-development-disorder-and-megaesophagus-in-mice
#18
Xueting Jia, Li Min, Shengtao Zhu, Shutian Zhang, Xiaofeng Huang
Sonic hedgehog ( Shh) is crucial for organogenesis in the foregut. This study investigated the function of Shh at the late-gestational stage; during which, the esophagus continues to differentiate. We established cytokeratin 14 ( CK14)-Cre;Shhfl/fl mice in which the down-regulation of Shh in the epithelium occurred at approximately the same time as esophageal muscle conversion. Hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemical staining, with antibodies against keratin 14, Shh, patched 1 (Ptch1), Gli1, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA), high-molecular-weight caldesmon (hCD), myogenin, paired box 7 (Pax7), β3-tubulin, and protein gene product 9...
May 16, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767557/polycystin-1-dysfunction-impairs-electrolyte-and-water-handling-in-a-renal-pre-cystic-mouse-model-for-adpkd
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Eric H J Verschuren, Sami G Mohammed, Wouter N Leonhard, Caro Overmars-Bos, Kimberly A M Veraar, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels, Dorien J M Peters, Francisco J Arjona
The PKD1 gene encodes polycystin-1 (PC1), a mechanosensor triggering intracellular responses upon urinary flow sensing in kidney tubular cells. Mutations in PKD1 lead to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The involvement of PC1 in renal electrolyte handling remains unknown since renal electrolyte physiology in ADPKD patients has only been characterized in cystic ADPKD. We thus studied the renal electrolyte handling in inducible kidney-specific Pkd1 knockout (iKsp-Pkd1-/-) mice manifesting a pre-cystic phenotype...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767243/inhibitory-roles-of-mir%C3%A2-9-on-papillary-thyroid-cancer-through-targeting-braf
#20
Yi Gu, Nan Yang, Leping Yin, Chao Feng, Tong Liu
MicroRNA‑9 (miR‑9) is reported to be underexpressed in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) tissues; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying the implication of miR‑9 in PTC have yet to be elucidated. The present study aimed to explore the potential roles of miR‑9 in PTC. PTC tissue samples and paired non‑cancerous adjacent tissues were collected from 60 patients with PTC. The human TPC‑1 thyroid gland papillary carcinoma cell line was used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the roles of miR‑9 in PTC...
May 11, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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