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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161428/arabidopsis-inositol-polyphosphate-multikinase-delays-flowering-time-through-mediating-transcriptional-activation-of-flowering-locus-c
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Sihong Sang, Yao Chen, Qiaofeng Yang, Peng Wang
Timely flowering is critical for successful reproduction and seed yield in plants. A diverse range of regulators have been found to control flowering time in response to environmental and endogenous signals. Among these regulators, FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) acts as a central repressor of floral transition by blocking the expression of flowering integrator genes. Here, we report that Arabidopsis inositol polyphosphate multikinase (AtIPK2β) functions in flowering time control by mediating transcriptional regulation of FLC at the chromatin level...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161298/controlled-placement-of-multiple-cns-cell-populations-to-create-complex-neuronal-cultures
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D Soscia, A Belle, N Fischer, H Enright, A Sales, J Osburn, W Benett, E Mukerjee, K Kulp, S Pannu, E Wheeler
In vitro brain-on-a-chip platforms hold promise in many areas including: drug discovery, evaluating effects of toxicants and pathogens, and disease modelling. A more accurate recapitulation of the intricate organization of the brain in vivo may require a complex in vitro system including organization of multiple neuronal cell types in an anatomically-relevant manner. Most approaches for compartmentalizing or segregating multiple cell types on microfabricated substrates use either permanent physical surface features or chemical surface functionalization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160326/controlling-graphene-plasmons-with-a-zero-index-metasurface
#3
Lihui Lin, Yanxin Lu, Mengmeng Yuan, Fenghua Shi, Haixia Xu, Yihang Chen
Graphene plasmons, owing to their diverse applications including electro-optical modulation, optical sensing, spectral photometry and tunable lighting at the nanoscale, have recently attracted much attention. One key challenge in advancing this field is to precisely control the propagation of graphene plasmons. Here, we propose an on-chip integrated platform to engineer the wave front of the graphene plasmons through a metasurface with a refractive index of zero. We demonstrate that a well-designed graphene/photonic-crystal metasurface can possess conical plasmonic dispersion at the Brillouin zone center with a triply degenerate state at the Dirac frequency, giving rise to the zero-effective-index of graphene plasmons...
November 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159556/effects-of-arsenic-trioxide-on-inf-gamma-gene-expression-in-mrl-lpr-mice-and-human-lupus
#4
Hongye Hu, Enjiu Chen, Yongji Li, Xiaochun Zhu, Ting Zhang, Xiaofang Zhu
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3; ATO), a traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat patients with acute promye-locytic leukemia, while its application for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is still under evaluation. The high expression of INF-gamma (INF-γ) is a primary pathogenic factor in SLE. It is found that ATO can reduce INF-γ expression levels in lupus-prone mice, whereas it is not clear whether ATO has the same effect on SLE patients. Therefore, this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of the effects of ATO on the expression of INF-γ in splenocytes of MRL/lpr mice and PBMCs of human lupus...
November 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159519/full-wafer-in-situ-fabrication-and-packaging-of-microfluidic-flow-cytometer-with-photo-patternable-adhesive-polymers
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Koen de Wijs, Chengxun Liu, Bivragh Majeed, Karolien Jans, John M O'Callaghan, Josine Loo, Erik Sohn, Sara Peeters, Ruben Van Roosbroeck, Tomokazu Miyazaki, Kenji Hoshiko, Isao Nishimura, Katsuhiko Hieda, Liesbet Lagae
Integration of microelectronics with microfluidics enables sophisticated lab-on-a-chip devices for sensing and actuation. In this paper, we investigate a novel method for in-situ microfluidics fabrication and packaging on wafer level. Two novel photo-patternable adhesive polymers were tested and compared, PA-S500H and DXL-009. The microfluidics fabrication method employs photo lithographical patterning of spin coated polymer films of PA or DXL and direct bonding of formed microfluidics to a top glass cover using die-to-wafer level bonding...
November 21, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159235/trimethylation-of-histone-3-lysine-27-h3k27me3-chip-pcr-and-transcriptional-expression-data-of-ef1-alpha-cyp26a-hoxc10-hoxd10-and-hoxd11-in-the-xenopus-xtc-cell-line
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Warren Vieira, Hande Sahin, Kaylee Wells, Catherine McCusker
Trimethylation of Histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) is a chromatin modification that is associated with transcriptional repression (Cao et al., 2002; Sarma et al., 2008; Pengelly et al., 2013) [1], [2], [3]. In this article we performed anti-H3K27me3 Chromosomal Immunoprecipitation (ChIP-PCR), to detect the abundance of H3K27me3 marks on Ef1-alpha, cyp26A, HoxC10, HoxD10 and HoxD11 in the Xenopus XTC cell line. We also performed RT-PCR for these genes to determine whether their expression is detectable in the XTC cell culture...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158826/label-free-biochips-for-accurate-detection-of-prostate-cancer-in-the-clinic-dual-biomarkers-and-circulating-tumor-cells
#7
Lung-Hsuan Pan, See-Tong Pang, Po-Yu Fang, Cheng-Keng Chuang, Hung-Wei Yang
Purpose: Early diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) is essential for the prevention of metastasis and for early treatment; therefore, we aimed to develop a simple, accurate, and multi-analyte assay system for early PCa diagnosis in this study. Experimental design: We fabricated three kinds of biochips then integrated into microfluidic device for simultaneous detection of vascularendothelial growth factor (VEGF), prostate-specific antigen (PSA), and PCa circulating tumor cells (CTC) in human serum for accurate diagnosis of PCa...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158625/comparative-genomic-hybridization-and-transcriptome-sequencing-reveal-that-two-genes-osi_14279-loc_os03g62620-and-osi_10794-loc_os03g14950-regulate-the-mutation-in-the-%C3%AE-rl-rice-mutant
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Xulong Wang, Fanhua Wang, Huiqiong Chen, Xiaoyu Liang, Yingmei Huang, Jicai Yi
We previously established the genetic locus of the rolled-leaf mutant, γ-rl, to chromosome 3. In this study, we performed a comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analysis to identify the genes responsible for the γ-rl mutant phenotype. This was combined with RNA transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) to analyze differences in the mRNA expression in seeds 12 h after germination. Using the reference genome of the "indica type" rice from GenBank, we created a chip with 386,000 high density DNA probes designed to target chromosome 3...
October 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158335/a-deconvolution-protocol-for-chip-seq-reveals-analogous-enhancer-structures-on-the-mouse-and-human-ribosomal-rna-genes
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Jean-Clement Mars, Marianne Sabourin-Felix, Michel G Tremblay, Tom Moss
The combination of Chromatin Immunoprecipitation and Massively Parallel Sequencing, or ChIP-Seq, has greatly advanced our genome-wide understanding of chromatin and enhancer structures. However, its resolution at any given genetic locus is limited by several factors. In applying ChIP-Seq to the study of the ribosomal RNA genes, we found that a major limitation to resolution was imposed by the underlying variability in sequence coverage that very often dominates the protein-DNA interaction profiles. Here we describe a simple numerical deconvolution approach that in large part corrects for this variability and significantly improves both the resolution and quantitation of protein-DNA interaction maps deduced from ChIP-Seq data...
November 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158333/transcription-factor-ostga10-is-a-target-of-the-mads-protein-osmads8-and-is-required-for-tapetum-development
#10
Zhi-Shan Chen, Xiao-Feng Liu, Dong-Hui Wang, Rui Chen, Xiaolan Zhang, Zhi-Hong Xu, Shu-Nong Bai
This study aimed at elucidating regulatory components behind floral organ identity determination and tissue development. It remains unclear how organ identity proteins facilitate development of organ primordia into tissues with a determined identity, even though it has long been accepted that floral organ identity is genetically determined by interaction of identity genes according to the ABC model. Using the ChIP-seq technique, we identified OsTGA10, encoding a bZIP transcription factor, as a target of the MADS box protein OsMADS8, which is annotated as an E-class organ identity protein...
November 20, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157295/single-cell-multiplexed-cytokine-profiling-of-cd19-car-t-cells-reveals-a-diverse-landscape-of-polyfunctional-antigen-specific-response
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Qiong Xue, Emily Bettini, Patrick Paczkowski, Colin Ng, Alaina Kaiser, Timothy McConnell, Olja Kodrasi, Máire F Quigley, James Heath, Rong Fan, Sean Mackay, Mark E Dudley, Sadik H Kassim, Jing Zhou
BACKGROUND: It remains challenging to characterize the functional attributes of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cell product targeting CD19 related to potency and immunotoxicity ex vivo, despite promising in vivo efficacy in patients with B cell malignancies. METHODS: We employed a single-cell, 16-plex cytokine microfluidics device and new analysis techniques to evaluate the functional profile of CD19 CAR-T cells upon antigen-specific stimulation. CAR-T cells were manufactured from human PBMCs transfected with the lentivirus encoding the CD19-BB-z transgene and expanded with anti-CD3/anti-CD28 coated beads...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157153/evaluation-of-industrial-byproducts-and-natural-minerals-for-phosphate-adsorption-from-subsurface-drainage
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Bjorn M Sellner, Guanghui Hua, Laurent M Ahiablame, Todd P Trooien, Christopher H Hay, Jeppe Kjaersgaard
Agricultural subsurface drainage has been recognized as an important pathway for phosphorus transport from soils to surface waters. Reactive permeable filters are a promising technology to remove phosphate from subsurface drainage. Three natural minerals (limestone, zeolite, and calcite) and five industrial byproducts (steel slag, iron filings, and three recycled steel byproducts) were evaluated for phosphate removal from subsurface drainage using batch adsorption experiments. Phosphate adsorption onto these materials were characterized by Langmuir isotherm and second order kinetic models...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157094/tead4-promotes-colorectal-tumorigenesis-via-transcriptionally-targeting-yap1
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Jia-Yin Tang, Chen-Yang Yu, Yu-Jie Bao, Lu Chen, Jinxian Chen, Sheng-Li Yang, Hao-Yan Chen, Jie Hong, Jing-Yuan Fang
TEAD4 (TEA domain family member 4) was recently revealed as an oncogenic character in tumorigenesis. However, its role remains unclear in colorectal tumorigenesis. Here, we firstly found that the expression level of TEAD4 was significantly elevated in clinical samples of colorectal adenomas (CRA) and correlated with the size and histological type of CRA. Moreover, patients with higher TEAD4 expression in normal colon mucosa are more prone to be recurrent after polypectomy. TEAD4 knockdown significantly inhibited colorectal cell proliferation in vitro and suppressed tumor growth in vivo...
November 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156789/xrcc1-mediated-the-development-of-cervival-cancer-through-a-novel-sp1-krox-20-swich
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Qingtao Meng, Shizhi Wang, Weiyan Tang, Shenshen Wu, Na Gao, Chengcheng Zhang, Xiaoli Cao, Xiaobo Li, Zhengdong Zhang, Michael Aschner, Hua Jin, Yue Huang, Rui Chen
Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of mortality among women. Impairment of the base excision repair (BER) pathway is one of the major causes of the initiation and progression of cervical cancer. However, whether the polymorphisms of the BER pathway components (i.e., HOGG1, XRCC1, ADPRT, and APE1) can affect the risk of cervical cancer remains unknown. Herein, we applied a hospital-based case-control study covering two independent cohorts and a subsequent functional assay to determine the roles of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the BER pathway genes in cervical cancer...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156705/upregulation-of-cd11b-and-cd86-through-lsd1-inhibition-promotes-myeloid-differentiation-and-suppresses-cell-proliferation-in-human-monocytic-leukemia-cells
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Jianwu Fang, Haiyan Ying, Ting Mao, Yanjia Fang, Yuan Lu, He Wang, Irene Zang, Zhaofu Wang, Ying Lin, Mengxi Zhao, Xiao Luo, Zongyao Wang, Yan Zhang, Chao Zhang, Wei Xiao, Yan Wang, Wei Tan, Zhui Chen, Chris Lu, Peter Atadja, En Li, Kehao Zhao, Jianfeng Liu, Justin Gu
LSD1 (Lysine Specific Demethylase1)/KDM1A (Lysine Demethylase 1A), a flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)-dependent histone H3K4/K9 demethylase, sustains oncogenic potential of leukemia stem cells in primary human leukemia cells. However, the pro-differentiation and anti-proliferation effects of LSD1 inhibition in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are not yet fully understood. Here, we report that small hairpin RNA (shRNA) mediated LSD1 inhibition causes a remarkable transcriptional activation of myeloid lineage marker genes (CD11b/ITGAM and CD86), reduction of cell proliferation and decrease of clonogenic ability of human AML cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156670/chipping-in-on-clonal-hematopoiesis
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Nancy K Gillis, Eric Padron
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October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156398/spontaneous-hair-follicle-germ-hfg-formation-in%C3%A2-vitro-enabling-the-large-scale-production-of-hfgs-for-regenerative-medicine
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Tatsuto Kageyama, Chisa Yoshimura, Dina Myasnikova, Ken Kataoka, Tadashi Nittami, Shoji Maruo, Junji Fukuda
Hair follicle morphogenesis is triggered by reciprocal interactions between hair follicle germ (HFG) epithelial and mesenchymal layers. Here, we developed a method for large-scale preparation of HFGs in vitro via self-organization of cells. We mixed mouse epidermal and mouse/human mesenchymal cells in suspension and seeded them in microwells of a custom-designed array plate. Over a 3-day culture period, cells initially formed a randomly distributed single cell aggregate and then spatially separated from each other, exhibiting typical HFG morphological features...
November 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155983/meox1-accelerates-myocardial-hypertrophic-decompensation-through-gata4
#18
Dan Lu, Jizheng Wang, Jing Li, Feifei Guan, Xu Zhang, Wei Dong, Ning Liu, Shan Gao, Lianfeng Zhang
Aims: Pathological hypertrophy is the result of gene network regulation, which ultimately leads to adverse cardiac remodelling and heart failure (HF), and is accompanied by the reactivation of a 'foetal gene programme'. The Mesenchyme homeobox 1 (Meox1) gene is one of the foetal programme genes. Meox1 may play a role in embryonic development, but its regulation of pathological hypertrophy is not known. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of Meox1 on pathological hypertrophy, including familial and pressure overload-induced hypertrophy, and its potential mechanism of action...
November 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155860/chip-seq-analysis-identifies-p27-kip1-target-genes-involved-in-cell-adhesion-and-cell-signalling-in-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts
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Atilla Biçer, Serena Orlando, Abul B M M K Islam, Edurne Gallastegui, Arnaud Besson, Rosa Aligué, Oriol Bachs, Maria Jesús Pujol
The protein p27Kip1 (p27), a member of the Cip-Kip family of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, is involved in tumorigenesis and a correlation between reduced levels of this protein in human tumours and a worse prognosis has been established. Recent reports revealed that p27 also behaves as a transcriptional regulator. Thus, it has been postulated that the development of tumours with low amounts of p27 could be propitiated by deregulation of transcriptional programs under the control of p27. However, these programs still remain mostly unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155818/snail1-mediated-downregulation-of-foxa-proteins-facilitates-the-inactivation-of-transcriptional-enhancer-elements-at-key-epithelial-genes-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#20
Sabine Jägle, Hauke Busch, Vivien Freihen, Sven Beyes, Monika Schrempp, Melanie Boerries, Andreas Hecht
Phenotypic conversion of tumor cells through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) requires massive gene expression changes. How these are brought about is not clear. Here we examined the impact of the EMT master regulator SNAIL1 on the FOXA family of transcription factors which are distinguished by their particular competence to induce chromatin reorganization for the activation of transcriptional enhancer elements. We show that the expression of SNAIL1 and FOXA genes is anticorrelated in transcriptomes of colorectal tumors and cell lines...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Genetics
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