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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932706/global-proteomics-revealed-klebsiella-pneumoniae-induced-autophagy-and-oxidative-stress-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-by-inhibiting-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-during-infection
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Arumugam Kamaladevi, Krishnaswamy Balamurugan
The enterobacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae invades the intestinal epithelium of humans by interfering with multiple host cell response. To uncover a system-level overview of host response during infection, we analyzed the global dynamics of protein profiling in Caenorhabditis elegans using quantitative proteomics approach. Comparison of protein samples of nematodes exposed to K. pneumoniae for 12, 24, and 36 h by 2DE revealed several changes in host proteome. A total of 266 host-encoded proteins were identified by 2DE MALDI-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS and the interacting partners of the identified proteins were predicted by STRING 10...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930275/anti-aging-and-antioxidant-potential-of-paullinia-cupana-var-sorbilis-findings-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-indicate-a-new-utilization-for-roasted-seeds-of-guarana
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Herbenya Peixoto, Mariana Roxo, Teresa Röhrig, Elke Richling, Xiaojuan Wang, Michael Wink
Background: Roasted seeds of Amazonian guarana (Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis; Sapindaceae) are popular in South America due to their stimulant activity on the central nervous system (CNS). Rich in purine alkaloids, markedly caffeine, the seeds are extensively used in the Brazilian beverage industry for the preparation of soft drinks and as additives in energy drinks. Methods: To investigate the putative anti-aging and antioxidant activity of guarana, we used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. Chemical analyses were performed using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS)...
August 15, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916707/pqn-75-is-expressed-in-the-pharyngeal-gland-cells-of-caenorhabditiselegans-and-is-dispensable-for-germline-development
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Jesse D Rochester, Paige C Tanner, Catherine S Sharp, Karolina M Andralojc, Dustin L Updike
In Caenorhabditis elegans, five pharyngeal gland cells reside in the terminal bulb of the pharynx and extend anterior processes to five contact points in the pharyngeal lumen. Pharyngeal gland cells secrete mucin-like proteins thought to facilitate digestion, hatching, molting and assembly of the surface coat of the cuticle, but supporting evidence has been sparse. Here we show pharyngeal gland cell expression of PQN-75, a unique protein containing an N-terminal signal peptide, nucleoporin (Nup)-like phenylalanine/glycine (FG) repeats, and an extensive polyproline repeat domain with similarities to human basic salivary proline-rich pre-protein PRB2...
September 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910305/aspirin-increases-metabolism-through-germline-signalling-to-extend-the-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Xiao-Bing Huang, Xiao-Hui Mu, Qin-Li Wan, Xiao-Ming He, Gui-Sheng Wu, Huai-Rong Luo
Aspirin is a prototypic cyclooxygenase inhibitor with a variety of beneficial effects on human health. It prevents age-related diseases and delays the aging process. Previous research has shown that aspirin might act through a dietary restriction-like mechanism to extend lifespan. To explore the mechanism of action of aspirin on aging, we determined the whole-genome expression profile of Caenorhabditis elegans treated with aspirin. Transcriptome analysis revealed the RNA levels of genes involved in metabolism were primarily increased...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900141/dianxianning-improved-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-pathological-characteristics-partially-through-daf-2-daf-16-insulin-like-pathway-in-transgenic-c-elegans
#5
Dejuan Zhi, Dong Wang, Wenqi Yang, Ziyun Duan, Shuqian Zhu, Juan Dong, Na Wang, Ningbo Wang, Dongqing Fei, Zhanxin Zhang, Xin Wang, Meizhu Wang, Hongyu Li
Dianxianning (DXN) is a traditional Chinese formula, and has been approved in China for treating epilepsy since 1996. Here anti-Alzheimer's disease activity of DXN has been reported. DXN improved AD-like symptoms of paralysis and 5-HT sensitivity of transgenic Aβ1-42 C. elegans. In worms, DXN significantly increased Aβ monomers and decreased the toxic Aβ oligomers, thus reducing Aβ toxicity. DXN significantly suppressed the expression of hsp-16.2 induced by juglone, and up-regulated sod-3 expression. These results indicated that DXN increased stress resistance and protected C...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898827/purification-and-antioxidant-activity-of-phycocyanin-from-synechococcus-sp-r42dm-isolated-from-industrially-polluted-site
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Ravi R Sonani, Stuti Patel, Bela Bhastana, Kinnari Jakharia, Mukesh G Chaubey, Niraj K Singh, Datta Madamwar
The cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. R42DM, isolated from an industrially polluted site Vatva, Gujarat, India was recognized to produce phycocyanin (PC) as major phycobiliprotein. In present study, the combinatorial approach of chemical and physical methods i.e. Triton-X 100 treatment and ultra-sonication was designed for extraction of PC. From cell extract, the intact and functional-PC was purified up to purity 4.03 by ammonium sulphate fractionation and ion-exchange chromatography. The PC displayed considerable in vitro antioxidant and radical-scavenging activity...
August 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892780/natural-diversity-facilitates-the-discovery-of-conserved-chemotherapeutic-response-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Stefan Zdraljevic, Erik C Andersen
Organismal fitness depends on adaptation to complex niches where chemical compounds and pathogens are omnipresent. These stresses can lead to the fixation of alleles in both xenobiotic responses and proliferative signaling pathways that promote survival in these niches. However, both xenobiotic responses and proliferative pathways vary within and among species. For example, genetic differences can accumulate within populations because xenobiotic exposures are not constant and selection is variable. Additionally, neutral genetic variation can accumulate in conserved proliferative pathway genes because these systems are robust to genetic perturbations given their essential roles in normal cell-fate specification...
September 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891792/pgam5-promotes-lasting-foxo-activation-after-developmental-mitochondrial-stress-and-extends-lifespan-in-drosophila
#8
Martin Borch Jensen, Yanyan Qi, Rebeccah Riley, Liya Rabkina, Heinrich Jasper
The mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPR(mt)) has been associated with long lifespan across metazoans. In C. elegans, mild developmental mitochondrial stress activates UPR(mt) reporters and extends lifespan. We show that similar developmental stress is necessary and sufficient to extend Drosophila lifespan, and identify Phosphoglycerate Mutase 5 (PGAM5) as a mediator of this response. Developmental mitochondrial stress leads to activation of FoxO, via Apoptosis Signal-regulating Kinase 1 (ASK1) and Jun-N-terminal Kinase (JNK)...
September 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890581/fitness-effects-of-thermal-stress-differ-between-outcrossing-and-selfing-populations-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Agata Plesnar-Bielak, Marta K Labocha, Paulina Kosztyła, Katarzyna R Woch, Weronika M Banot, Karolina Sychta, Magdalena Skarboń, Monika A Prus, Zofia M Prokop
The maintenance of males and outcrossing is widespread, despite considerable costs of males. By enabling recombination between distinct genotypes, outcrossing may be advantageous during adaptation to novel environments and if so, it should be selected for under environmental challenge. However, a given environmental change may influence fitness of male, female, and hermaphrodite or asexual individuals differently, and hence the relationship between reproductive system and dynamics of adaptation to novel conditions may not be driven solely by the level of outcrossing and recombination...
2017: Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886120/chloride-intracellular-channel-proteins-respond-to-heat-stress-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#10
Jun Liang, Yakov Shaulov, Cathy Savage-Dunn, Stephane Boissinot, Tasmia Hoque
Chloride intracellular channel proteins (CLICs) are multi-functional proteins that are expressed in various cell types and differ in their subcellular location. Two CLIC homologs, EXL-1 (excretory canal abnormal like-1) and EXC-4 (excretory canal abnormal- 4), are encoded in the Caenorhabditis elegans genome, providing an excellent model to study the functional diversification of CLIC proteins. EXC-4 functions in excretory canal formation during normal animal development. However, to date, the physiological function of EXL-1 remains largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867808/approaches-for-studying-autophagy-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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REVIEW
Yanfang Chen, Vincent Scarcelli, Renaud Legouis
Macroautophagy (hereafter referred to as autophagy) is an intracellular degradative process, well conserved among eukaryotes. By engulfing cytoplasmic constituents into the autophagosome for degradation, this process is involved in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Autophagy induction triggers the formation of a cup-shaped double membrane structure, the phagophore, which progressively elongates and encloses materials to be removed. This double membrane vesicle, which is called an autophagosome, fuses with lysosome and forms the autolysosome...
August 30, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866331/microcystin-lr-exposure-induces-oxidative-damage-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-protective-effect-of-lutein-extracted-from-marigold-flowers
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Paula Rossini Augusti, Allana Von Sulzback Brasil, Caroline Souto, Gabriela Göethel, Alessandro de Oliveira Rios, Tatiana Emanuelli, Marilise Escobar Bürger, Solange Cristina Garcia
Microcystin-LR (MIC-LR) is a hepatotoxin, with toxicity mechanisms linked to oxidative stress. Besides, neurotoxic effects of MIC-LR have recently been described. Herein, we evaluated the effects of environmentally important concentrations of MIC-LR (1, 10, 100, 250, and 500 μg/L) on oxidative stress markers and the survival rate of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). In addition, a possible protective effect of the carotenoid lutein (LUT) extracted from marigold flowers against MIC-LR toxicity was investigated...
August 31, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861715/the-neuroprotective-transcription-factor-atf5-is-decreased-and-sequestered-into-polyglutamine-inclusions-in-huntington-s-disease
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Ivó H Hernández, Jesús Torres-Peraza, María Santos-Galindo, Eloísa Ramos-Morón, M Rosario Fernández-Fernández, María J Pérez-Álvarez, Antonio Miranda-Vizuete, José J Lucas
Activating transcription factor-5 (ATF5) is a stress-response transcription factor induced upon different cell stressors like fasting, amino-acid limitation, cadmium or arsenite. ATF5 is also induced, and promotes transcription of anti-apoptotic target genes like MCL1, during the unfolded protein response (UPR) triggered by endoplasmic reticulum stress. In the brain, high ATF5 levels are found in gliomas and also in neural progenitor cells, which need to decrease their ATF5 levels for differentiation into mature neurons or glia...
August 31, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860759/toxicity-evaluation-of-boron-nitride-nanospheres-and-water-soluble-boron-nitride-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#14
Ning Wang, Hui Wang, Chengchun Tang, Shijun Lei, Wanqing Shen, Cong Wang, Guobin Wang, Zheng Wang, Lin Wang
Boron nitride (BN) nanomaterials have been increasingly explored for potential biological applications. However, their toxicity remains poorly understood. Using Caenorhabditis elegans as a whole-animal model for toxicity analysis of two representative types of BN nanomaterials - BN nanospheres (BNNSs) and highly water-soluble BN nanomaterial (named BN-800-2) - we found that BNNSs overall toxicity was less than soluble BN-800-2 with irregular shapes. The concentration thresholds for BNNSs and BN-800-2 were 100 µg·mL(-1) and 10 µg·mL(-1), respectively...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859988/cytoskeletal-remodeling-via-rho-gtpases-during-oxidative-and-thermal-stress-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#15
Rahul Patel, Sindhu Sriramoji, Marena Marucci, Ibrahim Aziz, Sejal Shah, Federico Sesti
Biological systems are highly sensitive to changes in their environment. Indeed, the molecular basis of the environmental stress response suggests that the specialized stress responses share more commonalities than previously believed. Here, we used the nematode C. elegans to gain insight into the role of Rho signaling during two common environmental challenges, oxidative and thermal stress. In response to heat shock (HS), wild type (N2) worms demonstrated reduced viability which was rescued by genetic suppression of CDC42 and RHO-1...
August 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854380/the-role-of-antioxidants-in-attenuation-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-lethality-on-exposure-to-tio2-and-zno-nanoparticles
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Madhavi Sonane, Nida Moin, Aruna Satish
The exponential increase in the usage of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) has raised global concerns due to their potential toxicity and environmental impacts. Nano-TiO2 and nano-ZnO have been extensively used in various applications. Thus, there is a need for determining the toxic potentials of ENPs as well as, to develop the possible attenuation method for ENPs toxicity. Both in the in vitro and in vivo systems, exposure to the majority of ENPs have shown Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) generation, which leads to oxidative stress mediated inflammation, genotoxicity, and cytotoxicity...
August 25, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852432/on-the-kinematics-wave-motion-of-living-particles-in-suspension
#17
S Malvar, R G Gontijo, B S Carmo, F R Cunha
This work presents theoretical and experimental analyses on the kinematics-wave motion of suspended active particles in a biological fluid. The fluid is an active suspension of nematodes immersed in a gel-like biological structure, moving at a low Reynolds number. The nematode chosen for the study is Caenorhabditis elegans. Its motion is subjected to the time reversibility of creeping flows. We investigate how this worm reacts to this reversibility condition in order to break the flow symmetry and move in the surrounding fluid...
July 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844202/distinct-unfolded-protein-responses-mitigate-or-mediate-effects-of-nonlethal-deprivation-of-c-elegans-sleep-in-different-tissues
#18
Jarred Sanders, Monika Scholz, Ilaria Merutka, David Biron
BACKGROUND: Disrupting sleep during development leads to lasting deficits in chordates and arthropods. To address lasting impacts of sleep deprivation in Caenorhabditis elegans, we established a nonlethal deprivation protocol. RESULTS: Deprivation triggered protective insulin-like signaling and two unfolded protein responses (UPRs): the mitochondrial (UPR(mt)) and the endoplasmic reticulum (UPR(ER)) responses. While the latter is known to be triggered by sleep deprivation in rodent and insect brains, the former was not strongly associated with sleep deprivation previously...
August 28, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839231/genetic-deficiency-in-neuronal-peroxisomal-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-causes-the-interruption-of-dauer-development-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#19
Saeram Park, Young-Ki Paik
Although peroxisomal fatty acid (FA) β-oxidation is known to be critical for animal development, the cellular mechanisms that control the manner in which its neuronal deficiency causes developmental defects remain unclear. To elucidate the potential cellular consequences of neuronal FA metabolic disorder for dauer development, an alternative developmental process in Caenorhabditis elegans that occurs during stress, we investigated the sequential effects of its corresponding genetic deficiency. Here, we show that the daf-22 gene in peroxisomal FA β-oxidation plays a distinct role in ASK neurons, and its deficiency interrupts dauer development even in the presence of the exogenous ascaroside pheromones that induce such development...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837926/triclosan-tcs-and-triclocarban-tcc-induce-systemic-toxic-effects-in-a-model-organism-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#20
Katrina A Lenz, Claire Pattison, Hongbo Ma
The broad application of triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) as antimicrobials in household and personal care products has led to the concerns regarding their human health risk and environmental impact. Although many studies have examined the toxicological effects of these compounds to a wide range of aquatic organisms from algae to fish, their potential toxicity to an important model organism the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has never been systematically investigated. Here we assessed the toxicological effects of TCS and TCC in C...
August 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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