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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434189/changes-in-rumen-protozoal-community-by-condensed-tannin-fractions-of-different-molecular-weights-from-a-leucaena-leucocephala-hybrid-in-vitro
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Saminathan Mookiah, Han Ming Gan, Norhani Abdullah, Clemente Michael Vui Ling Wong, Suriya Kumari Ramiah, Hui Yin Tan, Chin Chin Sieo, Yin Wan Ho
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of condensed tannins (CTs) fractions of differing molecular weights (MWs) from a Leucaena leucocephala hybrid-Rendang (LLR) on the rumen protozoal community in vitro. METHODS AND RESULTS: The effects of unfractionated CTs (F0) and CT fractions of different MWs (F1 > F2 > F3 > F4 > F5) on protozoal population and community were evaluated in vitro using rumen microbes and ground guinea grass as the substrate. Higher-MW CT fractions F1 and F2 significantly (P < 0...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432105/centrin-diversity-and-basal-body-patterning-across-evolution-new-insights-from-paramecium
#2
Anne Aubusson-Fleury, Guillaume Balavoine, Michel Lemullois, Khaled Bouhouche, Janine Beisson, France Koll
First discovered in unicellular eukaryotes, centrins play crucial roles in basal body duplication and anchoring mechanisms. While the evolutionary status of the founding members of the family, Centrin2/Vfl2 and Centrin3/cdc31 has long been investigated, the evolutionary origin of other members of the family has received less attention. Using a phylogeny of ciliate centrins, we identify two other centrin families, the ciliary centrins and the centrins present in the contractile filaments (ICL centrins). In this paper, we carry on the functional analysis of still not well known centrins, the ICL1e subfamily identified in Paramecium, and show their requirement for correct basal body anchoring through interactions with Centrin2 and Centrin3...
April 21, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429325/gravitaxis-in-euglena
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Donat-P Häder, Ruth Hemmersbach
Motile microorganisms utilize a number of responses to external stimuli including light, temperature, chemicals as well as magnetic and electric fields. Gravity is a major clue to select a niche in their environment. Positive gravitaxis leads an organism down into the water column and negative gravitaxis brings it to the surface. In Euglena the precision of gravitaxis is regulated by an internal rhythm entrained by the daily light/dark cycle. This and the cooperation with phototaxis bring the cells into an optimal position in the water column...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428259/rabl2-interacts-with-the-ift-b-complex-and-cep19-and-participates-in-ciliary-assembly
#4
Yuya Nishijima, Yohei Hagiya, Tomohiro Kubo, Ryota Takei, Yohei Katoh, Kazuhisa Nakayama
Proteins localized to the basal body and the centrosome play crucial roles in ciliary assembly and functions. Although RABL2 and CEP19 are conserved in ciliated organisms and have been implicated in ciliary/flagellar functions, their roles were poorly understood. We here showed that RABL2 interacts with CEP19 and is recruited to the mother centriole and basal body in a CEP19-dependent manner, and that CEP19 is recruited to the centriole probably via its binding to the centrosomal protein FGFR1OP. Disruption of the RABL2 gene in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii resulted in the non-flagellated phenotype, suggesting a crucial role of RABL2 in ciliary/flagellar assembly...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428147/title-high-genetic-diversities-between-isolates-of-the-fish-parasite-cryptocaryon-irritans-ciliophora-suggest-multiple-cryptic-species
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Hongshu Chi, Patricia Taik, Emily J Foley, Alycia C Racicot, Hilary M Gray, Katherine E Guzzetta, Hsin-Yun Lin, Yen-Ling Song, Che-Huang Tung, Kosuke Zenke, Tomoyoshi Yoshinaga, Chao-Yin Cheng, Wei-Jen Chang, Hui Gong
The ciliate protozoan Cryptocaryon irritans parasitizes marine fish and causes lethal white spot disease. Sporadic infections as well as large-scale outbreaks have been reported globally and the parasite's broad host range poses particular threat to the aquaculture and ornamental fish markets. In order to better understand C. irritans' population structure, we sequenced and compared mitochondrial cox-1, SSU rRNA, and ITS-1 sequences from 8 new isolates of C. irritans collected in China, Japan, and Taiwan. We detected two SSU rRNA haplotypes, which differ at three positions, separating the isolates into two main groups (I and II)...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427742/investigating-the-biodiversity-of-ciliates-in-the-age-of-integration
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John C Clamp, Denis H Lynn
Biology is now turning toward a more integrative approach to research, distinguished by projects that depend on collaboration across hierarchical levels of organization or across disciplines. This trend is prompted by the need to solve complex, large-scale problems and includes disciplines that could be defined as integrative biodiversity. Integrative biodiversity of protists, including that of ciliates, is still partially in its infancy. This is the result of a shortage of historical data resources such as curated museum collections...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427445/parasites-pathogens-and-commensals-in-the-low-impact-non-native-amphipod-host-gammarus-roeselii
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Jamie Bojko, Karolina Bącela-Spychalska, Paul D Stebbing, Alison M Dunn, Michał Grabowski, Michał Rachalewski, Grant D Stentiford
BACKGROUND: Whilst vastly understudied, pathogens of non-native species (NNS) are increasingly recognised as important threats to native wildlife. This study builds upon recent recommendations for improved screening for pathogens in NNS by focusing on populations of Gammarus roeselii in Chojna, north-western Poland. At this location, and in other parts of continental Europe, G. roeselii is considered a well-established and relatively 'low-impact' invader, with little understanding about its underlying pathogen profile and even less on potential spill-over of these pathogens to native species...
April 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422293/an-autocrine-atp-release-mechanism-regulates-basal-ciliary-activity-in-airway-epithelium
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Karla Droguett, Mariana Rios, Daniela V Carreño, Camilo Navarrete, Christian Fuentes, Manuel Villalón, Nelson P Barrera
Extracellular nucleotides, including ATP, are locally released by the airway epithelium and stimulate ciliary activity in a [Ca(2+) ]i dependent manner after mechanical stimulation of ciliated cells. However, it is unclear if the released ATP is involved in regulating basal ciliary activity and mediating changes in ciliary activity in response to chemical stimulation. In this study we evaluated ciliary beat frequency (CBF) and ciliary beating forces in primary cultures from mouse tracheal epithelium, using videomicroscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM), respectively...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419691/the-low-diverse-gastric-microbiome-of-the-jellyfish-cotylorhiza-tuberculata-is-dominated-by-four-novel-taxa
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Tomeu Viver, Luis H Orellana, Janet K Hatt, Mercedes Urdiain, Sara Díaz, Michael Richter, Josefa Antón, Massimo Avian, Rudolf Amann, Konstantinos T Konstantinidis, Ramon Rosselló-Móra
Cotylorhiza tuberculata is an important scyphozoan jellyfish producing population blooms in the Mediterranean probably due to pelagic ecosystem's decay. Its gastric cavity can serve as a simple model of microbial - animal digestive associations, yet poorly characterized. Using state-of-the-art metagenomic population binning and catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization (CARD-FISH), we show that only four novel clonal phylotypes were consistently associated with multiple jellyfish adults...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417051/morphology-of-cat-vomeronasal-organ-non-sensory-epithelium-during-postnatal-development
#10
Sanaa A M Elgayar, Heba M Saad-Eldin, Ola A Haussein
The vomeronasal organ has an important role in mammal's social and sexual behaviours. In addition, it mediates defensive behavior through detection of protein pheromone homologues. In this work, a detailed morphological description of the postnatal development of the non-sensory epithelium (NSE) lining the vomeronasal duct (VND) of the female cat is provided using various histological techniques. The study focused on newborn, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks of postnatal ages using four animals for each age. We report here for the first time that three types of NSE line the rostral segment of the VND; nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium, stratified cuboidal epithelium, and ciliated pseudo stratified columnar ciliated epithelium with goblet cells and that the VND undergoes 90° a change in its its axis from the vertical position caudally to the horizontal position rostral...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414187/metatropic-dysplasia-in-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-and-a-novel-causative-variant-in-the-trpv4-gene
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Sara Bargiacchi, Matteo Della Monica, Roberto Biagiotti, Elena Andreucci, Serena Ciabattoni, Paolo Poggi, Marco Di Maurizio, Claudio Defilippi, Ettore Cariati, Sabrina Giglio
Prenatal diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias is particularly difficult for many reasons and differentiating these disorders in the prenatal period can be challenging because they are rare and many of the ultrasound findings are not necessarily pathognomonic for a specific disorder. The diagnosis is often made just after birth or exitus. The prenatal diagnosis of osteochondrodysplasias is based predominantly upon fetal ultrasound findings and it focuses substantially on the possible lethality of the disorder, without always being able to find a specific name for the disorder...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413159/the-hippo-pathway-maintains-the-equatorial-division-plane-in-the-ciliate-tetrahymena
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Yu-Yang Jiang, Wolfgang Maier, Ralf Baumeister, Gregory Minevich, Ewa Joachimiak, Zheng Ruan, Natarajan Kannan, Diamond Clarke, Joseph Frankel, Jacek Gaertig
The mechanisms that govern pattern formation within the cell are poorly understood. Ciliates carry on their surface an elaborate pattern of cortical organelles that are arranged along the anteroposterior and circumferential axes by largely unknown mechanisms. Ciliates divide by tandem duplication: the cortex of the pre-division cell is remodeled into two similarly-sized and complete daughters. In the conditional cdaI-1 mutant of Tetrahymena thermophile, the division plane migrates from its initially correct equatorial position toward the cell's anterior, resulting in unequal cell division, and defects in nuclear divisions and cytokinesis...
April 16, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410875/particle-sorting-by-paramecium-cilia-arrays
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Richard Mayne, James G H Whiting, Gabrielle Wheway, Chris Melhuish, Andrew Adamatzky
Motile cilia are cell-surface organelles whose purposes, in ciliated protists and certain ciliated vertebrate epithelia, include generating fluid flow, sensing and substance uptake. Certain properties of cilia arrays, such as beating synchronisation and manipulation of external proximate particulate matter, are considered emergent, but remain incompletely characterised despite these phenomena having being the subject of extensive modelling. This study constitutes a laboratory experimental characterisation of one of the emergent properties of motile cilia: manipulation of adjacent particulates...
April 11, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409341/zebrafish-pronephros-development
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Richard W Naylor, Sarah S Qubisi, Alan J Davidson
The pronephros is the first kidney type to form in vertebrate embryos. The first step of pronephrogenesis in the zebrafish is the formation of the intermediate mesoderm during gastrulation, which occurs in response to secreted morphogens such as BMPs and Nodals. Patterning of the intermediate mesoderm into proximal and distal cell fates is induced by retinoic acid signaling with downstream transcription factors including wt1a, pax2a, pax8, hnf1b, sim1a, mecom, and irx3b. In the anterior intermediate mesoderm, progenitors of the glomerular blood filter migrate and fuse at the midline and recruit a blood supply...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404634/mucosal-igm-antibody-with-d-mannose-affinity-in-fugu-takifugu-rubripes-is-utilized-by-a-monogenean-parasite-heterobothrium-okamotoi-for-host-recognition
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Kento Igarashi, Ryohei Matsunaga, Sachi Hirakawa, Sho Hosoya, Hiroaki Suetake, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, Yuzuru Suzuki, Osamu Nakamura, Toshiaki Miyadai, Satoshi Tasumi, Shigeyuki Tsutsui
How parasites recognize their definitive hosts is a mystery; however, parasitism is reportedly initiated by recognition of certain molecules on host surfaces. Fish ectoparasites make initial contact with their hosts at body surfaces, such as skin and gills, which are covered with mucosa that are similar to those of mammalian guts. Fish are among the most primitive vertebrates with immune systems that are equivalent to those in mammals, and they produce and secrete IgM into mucus. In this study, we showed that the monogenean parasite Heterobothrium okamotoi utilizes IgM to recognize its host, fugu Takifugu rubripes Oncomiracidia are infective larvae of H...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402849/uroplakin-3a-cells-are-a-distinctive-population-of-epithelial-progenitors-that-contribute-to-airway-maintenance-and-post-injury-repair
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Arjun Guha, Aditya Deshpande, Aradhya Jain, Paola Sebastiani, Wellington V Cardoso
There is evidence that certain club cells (CCs) in the murine airways associated with neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) and terminal bronchioles are resistant to the xenobiotic naphthalene (Nap) and repopulate the airways after Nap injury. The identity and significance of these progenitors (variant CCs, v-CCs) have remained elusive. A recent screen for CC markers identified rare Uroplakin3a (Upk3a)-expressing cells (U-CCs) with a v-CC-like distribution. Here, we employ lineage analysis in the uninjured and chemically injured lungs to investigate the role of U-CCs as epithelial progenitors...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402567/nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-in-tetrahymena-is-ejc-independent-and-requires-a-protozoa-specific-nuclease
#17
Miao Tian, Wentao Yang, Jing Zhang, Huai Dang, Xingyi Lu, Chengjie Fu, Wei Miao
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is essential for removing premature termination codon-containing transcripts from cells. Studying the NMD pathway in model organisms can help to elucidate the NMD mechanism in humans and improve our understanding of how this biologically important process has evolved. Ciliates are among the earliest branching eukaryotes; their NMD mechanism is poorly understood and may be primordial. We demonstrate that highly conserved Upf proteins (Upf1a, Upf2 and Upf3) are involved in the NMD pathway of the ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila...
April 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401888/advances-in-pancreatic-islet-monolayer-culture-on-glass-surfaces-enable-super-resolution-microscopy-and-insights-into-beta-cell-ciliogenesis-and-proliferation
#18
Edward A Phelps, Chiara Cianciaruso, Jaime Santo-Domingo, Miriella Pasquier, Gabriele Galliverti, Lorenzo Piemonti, Ekaterine Berishvili, Olivier Burri, Andreas Wiederkehr, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Steinunn Baekkeskov
A robust and reproducible method for culturing monolayers of adherent and well-spread primary islet cells on glass coverslips is required for detailed imaging studies by super-resolution and live-cell microscopy. Guided by an observation that dispersed islet cells spread and adhere well on glass surfaces in neuronal co-culture and form a monolayer of connected cells, we demonstrate that in the absence of neurons, well-defined surface coatings combined with components of neuronal culture media collectively support robust attachment and growth of primary human or rat islet cells as monolayers on glass surfaces...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394017/multidomain-truncated-hemoglobins-new-members-of-the-globin-family-exhibiting-tandem-repeats-of-globin-units-and-domain-fusion
#19
Mangesh Dattu Hade, Jagdeep Kaur, Pradip K Chakraborti, Kanak L Dikshit
Truncated hemoglobins (trHbs) are considered the most primitive members of globin superfamily and traditionally exist as a single domain heme protein in three distinct structural organizations, type I (trHb1_N), type II (trHb2_O) and type III (trHb3_P). Our search of microbial and lower eukaryotic genomes revealed a broad array of multidomain organization, representing multiunit and chimeric forms of trHbs, where multiple units of trHbs are joined together and/or integrated with distinct functional domains...
April 10, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393832/structural-insights-into-pot1-tpp1-interaction-and-pot1-c-terminal-mutations-in-human-cancer
#20
Cong Chen, Peili Gu, Jian Wu, Xianyun Chen, Shuangshuang Niu, Hong Sun, Lijie Wu, Na Li, Junhui Peng, Shaohua Shi, Cuiying Fan, Min Huang, Catherine C L Wong, Qingguo Gong, Chandan Kumar-Sinha, Rongguang Zhang, Lajos Pusztai, Rekha Rai, Sandy Chang, Ming Lei
Mammalian shelterin proteins POT1 and TPP1 form a stable heterodimer that protects chromosome ends and regulates telomerase-mediated telomere extension. However, how POT1 interacts with TPP1 remains unknown. Here we present the crystal structure of the C-terminal portion of human POT1 (POT1C) complexed with the POT1-binding motif of TPP1. The structure shows that POT1C contains two domains, a third OB fold and a Holliday junction resolvase-like domain. Both domains are essential for binding to TPP1. Notably, unlike the heart-shaped structure of ciliated protozoan Oxytricha nova TEBPα-β complex, POT1-TPP1 adopts an elongated V-shaped conformation...
April 10, 2017: Nature Communications
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