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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812581/nfia-co-localizes-with-ppar%C3%AE-and-transcriptionally-controls-the-brown-fat-gene-program
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Yuta Hiraike, Hironori Waki, Jing Yu, Masahiro Nakamura, Kana Miyake, Gaku Nagano, Ryo Nakaki, Ken Suzuki, Hirofumi Kobayashi, Shogo Yamamoto, Wei Sun, Tomohisa Aoyama, Yusuke Hirota, Haruya Ohno, Kenji Oki, Masayasu Yoneda, Andrew P White, Yu-Hua Tseng, Aaron M Cypess, Therese J Larsen, Naja Z Jespersen, Camilla Scheele, Shuichi Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Toshimasa Yamauchi, Takashi Kadowaki
Brown fat dissipates energy as heat and protects against obesity. Here, we identified nuclear factor I-A (NFIA) as a transcriptional regulator of brown fat by a genome-wide open chromatin analysis of murine brown and white fat followed by motif analysis of brown-fat-specific open chromatin regions. NFIA and the master transcriptional regulator of adipogenesis, PPARγ, co-localize at the brown-fat-specific enhancers. Moreover, the binding of NFIA precedes and facilitates the binding of PPARγ, leading to increased chromatin accessibility and active transcription...
August 14, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812299/conversion-of-the-high-yield-salinomycin-producer-streptomyces-albus-bk3-25-into-a-surrogate-host-for-polyketide-production
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Xiaojie Zhang, Chenyang Lu, Linquan Bai
An ideal surrogate host for heterologous production of various natural products is expected to have efficient nutrient utilization, fast growth, abundant precursors and energy supply, and a pronounced gene expression. Streptomyces albus BK3-25 is a high-yield industrial strain producing type-I polyketide salinomycin, with a unique ability of bean oil utilization. Its potential of being a surrogate host for heterologous production of PKS was engineered and evaluated herein. Firstly, introduction of a three-gene cassette for the biosynthesis of ethylmalonyl-CoA resulted in accumulation of ethylmalonyl-CoA precursor and salinomycin, and subsequent deletion of the salinomycin biosynthetic gene cluster resulted in a host with rich supplies of common polyketide precursors, including malonyl-CoA, methylmalonyl-CoA, and ethylmalonyl-CoA...
August 14, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811894/the-conceptual-advances-of-carcinogenic-sequence-model-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kana Iwai, Emiko Niiro, Sachiko Morioka, Yuki Yamada, Kenji Ogawa, Naoki Kawahara
The present review focuses on the current status of molecular pathology in high-grade serous cancer (HGSC) and preneoplastic conditions. This article reviews the English-language literature on HGSC, precursor, fallopian tubal epithelium, secretory cells, ciliated cells, secretory cell expansion, secretory cell outgrowth (SCOUT), p53 signature, serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC), DNA damage and immunohistochemistry in an effort to identify the precursor-carcinoma sequence in HGSC. The majority of HGSC originates from the fimbriated end of the fallopian tube secretory epithelial cells, while the small part of this disease may develop from ovarian cortical inclusion cyst (CIC)...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811361/chemoradiotherapy-resistance-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-is-mediated-by-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Georg Emons, Melanie Spitzner, Sebastian Reineke, Janneke Möller, Noam Auslander, Frank Kramer, Yue Hu, Tim Beissbarth, Hendrik A Wolff, Margret Rave-Fränk, Elisabeth Heßmann, Jochen Gaedcke, B Michael Ghadimi, Steven Johnsen, Thomas Ried, Marian Grade
Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays a central role in the development and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). The Wnt-transcription factor, TCF7L2, is overexpressed in primary rectal cancers that are resistant to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and TCF7L2 mediates resistance to CRT. However, it is unclear whether the resistance is mediated by a TCF7L2 inherent mechanism or Wnt/β-catenin signaling in general. Here, inhibition of β-catenin by siRNAs or a small molecule inhibitor (XAV-939) resulted in sensitization of CRC cells to CRT...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811265/molecular-cloning-heterologous-expression-and-functional-characterization-of-gamma-tocopherol-methyl-transferase-%C3%AE-tmt-from-glycine-max
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Kalpana Tewari, Anil Dahuja, Archana Sachdev, Kishwar Ali, Vaibhav Kumar, Amresh Kumar, Sweta Kumari
γ-Tocopherol methyltransferase (γ-TMT) (EC 2.1.1.95) is the last enzyme in the tocopherol biosynthetic pathway and it catalyzes the conversion of γ-tocopherol into α-tocopherol, the nutritionally significant and most bioactive form of vitamin E. Although the γ-TMT gene has been successfully overexpressed in many crops to enhance their α-tocopherol content but still only few attempts have been made to uncover its structural, functional and regulation aspects at protein level. In this study, we have cloned the complete 909bp coding sequence of Glycine max γ-TMT (Gm γ-TMT) gene that encodes the corresponding protein comprising of 302 amino acid residues...
August 12, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810621/effect-of-isopsoralen-on-smad7-in-osteoblastic-mc3t3-e1-cells
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Huicun Zhang, Na Ta
The primary pathological change in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PM-OP) is bone collagen loss caused by estrogen depletion. Osteoblasts synthesize type I collagen, which composes the organic matrix of bone. Although isopsoralen stimulates osteoblastic cell proliferation and differentiation, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 is an important cell signaling factor for stimulating collagen synthesis. To explore the association between isopsoralen and the synthesis of collagen in vitro, the molecular and biological association between isopsoralen and TGF-β signaling was examined...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809847/genome-wide-expression-datasets-of-anti-vegf-and-dexamethasone-treatment-of-angiogenesis-in-the-rat-cornea
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Anthony Mukwaya, Pierfrancesco Mirabelli, Anton Lennikov, Maria Xeroudaki, Mira Schaupper, Beatrice Peebo, Neil Lagali
Therapeutics against pathologic new blood vessel growth, particularly those targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are of enormous clinical interest. In the eye, where anti-VEGF agents are in widespread clinical use for treating retinal and corneal blindness, only partial or transient efficacy and resistance to anti-VEGF agents are among the major drawbacks. Conversely, corticosteroids have long been used in ophthalmology for their potency in suppressing inflammation and angiogenesis, but their broad biological activity can give rise to side effects such as glaucoma and cataract...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809431/transdifferentiation-of-myoblasts-into-osteoblasts-possible-use-for-bone-therapy
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Daphne P L Lin, Revathy Carnagarin, Arun Dharmarajan, Crispin R Dass
OBJECTIVES: Transdifferentiation is defined as the conversion of one cell type to another and is an ever-expanding field with a growing number of cells found to be capable of such a process. To date, the fact remains that there are limited treatment options for fracture healing, osteoporosis and bone repair post-destruction by bone tumours. Hence, this review focuses on the transdifferentiation of myoblast to osteoblast as a means to further understand the transdifferentiation process and to investigate a potential therapeutic option if successful...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807856/low-levels-of-genetic-diversity-associated-with-evidence-of-negative-selection-on-the-babesia-bovis-apical-membrane-antigen-1-from-parasite-populations-in-thailand
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Amarin Rittipornlertrak, Boondarika Nambooppha, Pacharathon Simking, Veerasak Punyapornwithaya, Saruda Tiwananthagorn, Sathaporn Jittapalapong, Yang-Tsung Chung, Nattawooti Sthitmatee
Babesia bovis, a parasite infecting cattle and buffalo, continues to spread throughout the developing world. The babesial vaccine was developed to be a sustainable alternative treatment to control the parasite. However, genetic diversity is a major obstacle for designing and developing a safe and effective vaccine. The apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA-1) is considered to be a potential vaccine candidate antigen among immunogenic genes of B. bovis. To gain a more comprehensive understanding of B. bovis AMA-1 (BbAMA-1), three B...
August 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806924/essential-genome-of-campylobacter-jejuni
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Rabindra K Mandal, Tieshan Jiang, Young Min Kwon
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter species are a leading cause of bacterial foodborne illness worldwide. Despite the global efforts to curb them, Campylobacter infections have increased continuously in both developed and developing countries. The development of effective strategies to control the infection by this pathogen is warranted. The essential genes of bacteria are the most prominent targets for this purpose. In this study, we used transposon sequencing (Tn-seq) of a genome-saturating library of Tn5 insertion mutants to define the essential genome of C...
August 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805821/opposing-effects-of-cancer-type-specific-spop-mutants-on-bet-protein-degradation-and-sensitivity-to-bet-inhibitors
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Hana Janouskova, Geniver El Tekle, Elisa Bellini, Namrata D Udeshi, Anna Rinaldi, Anna Ulbricht, Tiziano Bernasocchi, Gianluca Civenni, Marco Losa, Tanya Svinkina, Craig M Bielski, Gregory V Kryukov, Luciano Cascione, Sara Napoli, Radoslav I Enchev, David G Mutch, Michael E Carney, Andrew Berchuck, Boris J N Winterhoff, Russell R Broaddus, Peter Schraml, Holger Moch, Francesco Bertoni, Carlo V Catapano, Matthias Peter, Steven A Carr, Levi A Garraway, Peter J Wild, Jean-Philippe P Theurillat
It is generally assumed that recurrent mutations within a given cancer driver gene elicit similar drug responses. Cancer genome studies have identified recurrent but divergent missense mutations affecting the substrate-recognition domain of the ubiquitin ligase adaptor SPOP in endometrial and prostate cancers. The therapeutic implications of these mutations remain incompletely understood. Here we analyzed changes in the ubiquitin landscape induced by endometrial cancer-associated SPOP mutations and identified BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4 proteins (BETs) as SPOP-CUL3 substrates that are preferentially degraded by endometrial cancer-associated SPOP mutants...
August 14, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805547/the-association-between-methylation-levels-of-targeted-genes-and-albuminuria-in-patients-with-early-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Ozgur Aldemir, Faruk Turgut, Cumali Gokce
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of diabetes and its complications are greatly increasing world-wide. Diabeticnephropathy (DN) is the main cause of end-stage renal disease and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is important to predict patients with high risk for DN in the early stage. We selected the genes which have an important role on diabetic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the association between DNA methylation levels of targeted genes and albuminuria in patients with early DN...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804512/engineering-shewanella-oneidensis-enables-xylose-fed-microbial-fuel-cell
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Feng Li, Yuanxiu Li, Liming Sun, Xiaofei Li, Changji Yin, Xingjuan An, Xiaoli Chen, Yao Tian, Hao Song
BACKGROUND: The microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a green and sustainable technology for electricity energy harvest from biomass, in which exoelectrogens use metabolism and extracellular electron transfer pathways for the conversion of chemical energy into electricity. However, Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, one of the most well-known exoelectrogens, could not use xylose (a key pentose derived from hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass) for cell growth and power generation, which limited greatly its practical applications...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803964/tgf%C3%AE-smad-signalling-modulates-mll-and-mll-af4-mediated-5-lipoxygenase-promoter-activation
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Meike J Saul, Florian Groher, Anett B Hegewald, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Rolf Marschalek, Beatrix Suess, Dieter Steinhilber
5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) catalyzes the initial two steps of the conversion of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes which represent a group of pro-inflammatory lipid mediators involved in immune defense reactions as well as inflammation, allergy and cancer. Transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) and calcitriol strongly upregulate 5-LO expression during myeloid cell differentiation and MLL-AF4 has been shown to strongly activate the 5-LO promoter. Here, we investigated the role of TGFβ/SMAD signalling in 5-LO promoter activation...
August 10, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803330/bime2-a-novel-gene-required-for-interhomolog-meiotic-recombination-in-the-protist-model-organism-tetrahymena
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Anura Shodhan, Maria Novatchkova, Josef Loidl
Meiotic recombination is initiated by DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Most DSBs are converted into nonreciprocal exchanges (gene conversions) or crossovers (COs) between sister chromatids. Only a minority of DSBs are processed toward interhomolog COs, the precursors of the chiasmata that connect homologous chromosomes. Dmc1, the meiosis-specific paralog of the universal recombination protein Rad51, is required for interhomolog COs; in its absence, univalents are primarily formed. Here, we report a ciliate-specific novel meiotic gene, BIME2, which also promotes interhomolog crossing over...
August 12, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802251/microrna-720-regulates-e-cadherin-%C3%AE-e-catenin-complex-and-promotes-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Nadeem S Bhat, Melissa Colden, Altaf A Dar, Sharanjot Saini, Prerna Arora, Varahram Shahryari, Soichiro Yamamura, Yuichiro Tanaka, Taku Kato, Shahana Majid, Rajvir Dahiya
MicroRNAs are implicated in regulating cancer progression and metastasis. Here we show that miR-720 is positively associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Elevated levels of miR-720 were observed in a panel of RCC cell lines and clinical tissues compared to non-malignant cell line and normal samples. Loss of miR-720 function inhibited proliferation, migration and invasion and induced apoptosis in RCC cell lines in vitro and repressed tumor growth in xenograft mouse model. Conversely, gain of miR-720 function in non-malignant HK-2 cells induced pro-cancerous characteristics...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801919/familial-associations-of-female-breast-cancer-with-other-cancers
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Guoqiao Zheng, Hongyao Yu, Akseli Hemminki, Asta Försti, Kristina Sundquist, Kari Hemminki
Familial risks of breast cancer (BC) are well established but whether BC clusters with other, i.e. discordant, cancers is less certain but of interest for the identification of common genetic and possible environmental factors contributing to a general cancer susceptibility. We apply a novel approach to search for familial associations of BC with other (discordant) cancers based on the Swedish Family-Cancer Database. Relative risks (RRs) were calculated for BC in families with increasing numbers of patients with discordant cancer X, and conversely, familial RRs for cancer X in families with increasing numbers of BC patients...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801602/fermentative-hydrogen-production-from-jerusalem-artichoke-by-clostridium-tyrobutyricum-expressing-exo-inulinase-gene
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Ling Jiang, Qian Wu, Qing Xu, Liying Zhu, He Huang
Clostridium tyrobutyricum ATCC25755 has been reported as being able to produce significant quantities of hydrogen. In this study, the exo-inulinase encoding gene cloned from Paenibacillus polymyxa SC-2 was into the expression plasmid pSY6 and expressed in the cells of C. tyrobutyricum. The engineered C. tyrobutyricum strain efficiently fermented the inulin-type carbohydrates from Jerusalem artichoke, without any pretreatment being necessary for the production of hydrogen. A comparatively high hydrogen yield (3...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801365/overexpression-of-satb1-gene-inhibits-the-immunosuppressive-function-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#19
Yiyin Wang, Xuefen Li, Haishen Kong, Qiaoyun Zhu, Yuejiao Dong, Xia Liu, Yu Chen
Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 1 (SATB1) is a class of nuclear matrix binding protein expressed by T cells and plays an important role in regulatory T cells (Tregs) mediated immune regulation. The immunosuppressive function of Tregs in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) being inhibited by SATB1 has been shown in our previous studies. The objective of this study was to learn the impact of SATB1 on the cellular immune function of CHB. SATB1 isolated from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was used as a template of PCR and its product was connected to vector PLV-EF1α-EGFP-N...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801276/transferability-of-antimicrobial-resistance-from-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-cattle-in-the-united-states-to-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella-newport-recipients
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T L Poole, T R Callaway, K N Norman, H M Scott, G H Loneragan, S A Ison, R C Beier, D M Harhay, B Norby, D J Nisbet
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate conjugative transfer of cephalosporin resistance among (n=100) strains of multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli (MDRE) to Salmonella Newport and E. coli DH5α recipients. METHODS: Phenotypic and genotypic profiles were determined for MDRE, Salmonella Newport (trSN) and E. coli DH5α (trDH) transconjugants. RESULTS: Twenty-seven percent (n=26) and 28% (n=27) of (n=95) MDR E. coli donor isolates transferred resistance to trSN and trDH recipient isolates, respectively...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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