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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526928/exosomes-in-cardiovascular-medicine
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REVIEW
Iain M Dykes
Exosomes are small, extracellular membrane-bound particles that mediate intercellular transport of a cytosolic cargo. Exosomal transfer of micro-RNA can modify gene expression in targeted cells. Exosome-based endocrine/paracrine signaling has been shown to be involved in a wide range of physiological processes including those associated with cardiovascular injury and disease, but remains relatively poorly understood. Exosomes offer great potential to the clinical field, with applications in both diagnostics and therapeutics...
May 19, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526201/viral-exploitation-of-the-mek-erk-pathway-a-tale-of-vaccinia-virus-and-other-viruses
#2
REVIEW
Cláudio A Bonjardim
The VACV replication cycle is remarkable in the sense that it is performed entirely in the cytoplasmic compartment of vertebrate cells, due to its capability to encode enzymes required either for regulating the macromolecular precursor pool or the biosynthetic processes. Although remarkable, this gene repertoire is not sufficient to confer the status of a free-living microorganism to the virus, and, consequently, the virus relies heavily on the host to successfully generate its progeny. During the complex virus-host interaction, viruses must deal not only with the host pathways to accomplish their temporal demands but also with pathways that counteract viral infection, including the inflammatory, innate and acquired immune responses...
July 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525976/the-adaptation-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-when-forming-metastases-in-the-liver-expression-of-associated-genes-and-pathways-in-a-mouse-model
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Derya Bocuk, Alexander Wolff, Petra Krause, Gabriela Salinas, Annalen Bleckmann, Christina Hackl, Tim Beissbarth, Sarah Koenig
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women. Systemic disease with metastatic spread to distant sites such as the liver reduces the survival rate considerably. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in gene expression that occur on invasion and expansion of CRC cells when forming metastases in the liver. METHODS: The livers of syngeneic C57BL/6NCrl mice were inoculated with 1 million CRC cells (CMT-93) via the portal vein, leading to the stable formation of metastases within 4 weeks...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522803/precise-genome-wide-base-editing-by-the-crispr-nickase-system-in-yeast
#4
Atsushi Satomura, Ryosuke Nishioka, Hitoshi Mori, Kosuke Sato, Kouichi Kuroda, Mitsuyoshi Ueda
The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been applied to efficient genome editing in many eukaryotic cells. However, the bases that can be edited by this system have been limited to those within the protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) and guide RNA-targeting sequences. In this study, we developed a genome-wide base editing technology, "CRISPR Nickase system" that utilizes a single Cas9 nickase. This system was free from the limitation of editable bases that was observed in the CRISPR/Cas9 system, and was able to precisely edit bases up to 53 bp from the nicking site...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522639/definition-of-a-rack1-interaction-network-in-drosophila-melanogaster-using-swath-ms
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Lauriane Kuhn, Karim Majzoub, Evelyne Einhorn, Johana Chicher, Pompon Julien, Jean-Luc Imler, Philippe Hammann, Carine Meignin
Receptor for Activated C kinase 1 (RACK1) is a scaffold protein that has been found in association with several signaling complexes, and with the 40S subunit of the ribosome. Using the model organism Drosophila melanogaster, we recently showed that RACK1 is required at the ribosome for IRES-mediated translation of viruses. Here, we report a proteomic characterization of the interactome of RACK1 in Drosophila S2 cells. We carried out Label-Free quantitation using both Data-Dependent and Data-Independent Acquisition and observed a significant advantage for the Sequential Window Acquisition of all THeoretical fragment-ion spectra (SWATH) method both in terms of identification of interactants and quantification of low abundance proteins...
May 18, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521417/introduction-of-plasmids-into-gastric-cancer-cells-by-endoscopic-ultrasound
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Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Short hairpin RNA of frizzled-2 (shRNA-Fz2) suppresses the cell proliferation of gastric cancer cells. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered a suitable method for the introduction of therapeutic plasmids into cells, since the device enables the access and real-time monitoring of gastric cancer tissues. In the present study, plasmids were introduced into cells by sonoporation, as evidenced by the production of H2O2. The production of H2O2 was measured by absorbance of a potassium-starch solution irradiated with EUS...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515440/a-highly-potent-class-of-halogenated-phenazine-antibacterial-and-biofilm-eradicating-agents-accessed-through-a-modular-wohl-aue-synthesis
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Hongfen Yang, Yasmeen Abouelhassan, Gena M Burch, Dimitris Kallifidas, Guangtao Huang, Hussain Yousaf, Shouguang Jin, Hendrik Luesch, Robert W Huigens
Unlike individual, free-floating planktonic bacteria, biofilms are surface-attached communities of slow- or non-replicating bacteria encased within a protective extracellular polymeric matrix enabling persistent bacterial populations to tolerate high concentrations of antimicrobials. Our current antibacterial arsenal is composed of growth-inhibiting agents that target rapidly-dividing planktonic bacteria but not metabolically dormant biofilm cells. We report the first modular synthesis of a library of 20 halogenated phenazines (HP), utilizing the Wohl-Aue reaction, that targets both planktonic and biofilm cells...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515293/virus-like-vesicles-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-activate-lytic-replication-through-triggering-differentiation-signaling
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Danyang Gong, Xinghong Dai, Yuchen Xiao, Yushen Du, Travis J Chapa, Jeffrey R Johnson, Xinmin Li, Nevan J Krogan, Hongyu Deng, Ting-Ting Wu, Ren Sun
Virus-like vesicles (VLVs) are membrane enclosed vesicles that resemble native enveloped viruses in organization, but lack viral capsid and genome. During the productive infection of tumor associated gamma-herpesviruses, both virions and VLVs are produced and released into the extracellular space. However, studies of gamma-herpesvirus associated VLVs have been largely restricted by the technical difficulty of separating VLVs from mature virions. Here, we report a strategy of using a Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) mutant defective in small capsid protein, unable to produce mature virions, to selectively isolate VLVs...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514164/the-non-bulky-dna-lesions-spiroiminodihydantoin-and-5-guanidinohydantoin-significantly-block-human-rna-polymerase-ii-elongation-in-vitro
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Marina Kolbanovskiy, Moinuddin A Chowdhury, Aditi Nadkarni, Suse Broyde, Nicholas E Geacintov, David A Scicchitano, Vladimir Shafirovich
The most common, oxidatively generated lesion in cellular DNA is 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine, which can be oxidized further to yield highly mutagenic spiroiminodihydantoin (Sp) and 5-guanidinohydantoin (Gh) in DNA. In human cell-free extracts, both lesions can be excised by base excision repair and global genomic nucleotide excision repair. However, it is not known if these lesions can be removed by transcription-coupled DNA repair (TCR), a pathway that clears lesions from DNA that impede RNA synthesis. To determine if Sp or Gh impede transcription, which could make them viable substrates for TCR, either an Sp or a Gh lesion was positioned on the transcribed strand of DNA under the control of a promoter that supports transcription by human RNA polymerase II...
May 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511672/crmapk3-regulates-the-expression-of-iron-deficiency-responsive-genes-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#10
Xiaowen Fei, Junmei Yu, Yajun Li, Xiaodong Deng
BACKGROUND: Under iron-deficient conditions, Chlamydomonas exhibits high affinity for iron absorption. Nevertheless, the response, transmission, and regulation of downstream gene expression in algae cells have not to be investigated. Considering that the MAPK pathway is essential for abiotic stress responses, we determined whether this pathway is involved in iron deficiency signal transduction in Chlamydomonas. RESULTS: Arabidopsis MAPK gene sequences were used as entry data to search for homologous genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii genome database to investigate the functions of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) gene family in C...
May 16, 2017: BMC Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511663/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-reduces-scar-by-inhibiting-the-differentiation-of-epidermal-stem-cells-to-myofibroblasts-via-the-notch1-jagged1-pathway
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Peng Wang, Bin Shu, Yingbin Xu, Jiayuan Zhu, Jian Liu, Ziheng Zhou, Lei Chen, Jingling Zhao, Xusheng Liu, Shaohai Qi, Kun Xiong, Julin Xie
BACKGROUND: Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) plays an important role in promoting wound healing and reducing scar, but the possible molecular mechanisms are still unclear. Our previous studies have found that activating the Notch1/Jagged1 pathway can inhibit the differentiation of epidermal stem cells (ESCs) to myofibroblasts (MFB). Herein, we document that bFGF reduces scar by inhibiting the differentiation of ESCs to MFB via activating the Notch1/Jagged1 pathway. METHODS: In in-vitro study, ESCs were isolated from 10 neonatal SD rats (1-3 days old), cultured in keratinocyte serum-free medium, and divided into six groups: bFGF group, bFGF + SU5402 group, bFGF + DAPT group, siJagged1 group, bFGF + siJagged1 group, and control group...
May 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509555/differential-phosphoproteomic-analysis-of-recombinant-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells-following-temperature-shift
#12
Michael Henry, Martin Power, Prashant Kaushik, Orla Coleman, Martin Clynes, Paula Meleady
Phosphorylation is one of the most important post-translational modifications, playing a crucial role in regulating many cellular processes including transcription, cytoskeletal rearrangement, cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and signal transduction. However, to date little work has been carried out on the phosphoproteome in CHO cells. In this study we have carried out a large scale differential phosphoproteomic analysis of recombinant CHO cells following a reduction of culture temperature (temperature shift)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508029/a-b-cell-gene-signature-correlates-with-the-extent-of-gluten-induced-intestinal-injury-in-celiac-disease
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Mitchell E Garber, Alok Saldanha, Joel S Parker, Wendell D Jones, Katri Kaukinen, Kaija Laurila, Marja-Leena Lähdeaho, Purvesh Khatri, Chaitan Khosla, Daniel C Adelman, Markku Mäki
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Celiac disease (CeD) provides an opportunity to study autoimmunity and the transition in immune cells as dietary gluten induces small intestinal lesions. METHODS: Seventy-three celiac disease patients on a long-term, gluten-free diet ingested a known amount of gluten daily for 6 weeks. A peripheral blood sample and intestinal biopsy specimens were taken before and 6 weeks after initiating the gluten challenge. Biopsy results were reported on a continuous numeric scale that measured the villus-height-to-crypt-depth ratio to quantify gluten-induced intestinal injury...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504713/elevated-pttg-and-pbf-predicts-poor-patient-outcome-and-modulates-dna-damage-response-genes-in-thyroid-cancer
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M L Read, J C Fong, B Modasia, A Fletcher, W Imruetaicharoenchoke, R J Thompson, H Nieto, J J Reynolds, A Bacon, U Mallick, A Hackshaw, J C Watkinson, K Boelaert, A S Turnell, V E Smith, C J McCabe
The proto-oncogene PTTG and its binding partner PBF have been widely studied in multiple cancer types, particularly thyroid and colorectal, but their combined role in tumourigenesis is uncharacterised. Here, we show for the first time that together PTTG and PBF significantly modulate DNA damage response (DDR) genes, including p53 target genes, required to maintain genomic integrity in thyroid cells. Critically, DDR genes were extensively repressed in primary thyrocytes from a bitransgenic murine model (Bi-Tg) of thyroid-specific PBF and PTTG overexpression...
May 15, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500324/labeling-extracellular-vesicles-for-nanoscale-flow-cytometry
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Aizea Morales-Kastresana, Bill Telford, Thomas A Musich, Katherine McKinnon, Cassandra Clayborne, Zach Braig, Ari Rosner, Thorsten Demberg, Dionysios C Watson, Tatiana S Karpova, Gordon J Freeman, Rosemarie H DeKruyff, George N Pavlakis, Masaki Terabe, Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Jay A Berzofsky, Jennifer C Jones
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles, are 30-800 nm vesicles that are released by most cell types, as biological packages for intercellular communication. Their importance in cancer and inflammation makes EVs and their cargo promising biomarkers of disease and cell-free therapeutic agents. Emerging high-resolution cytometric methods have created a pressing need for efficient fluorescent labeling procedures to visualize and detect EVs. Suitable labels must be bright enough for one EV to be detected without the generation of label-associated artifacts...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498255/the-significance-of-vsig4-expression-in-ovarian-cancer
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Jung Mi Byun, Dae Hoon Jeong, In Hak Choi, Dae Sim Lee, Mi Seon Kang, Keun Ok Jung, You Kyung Jeon, Young Nam Kim, Eun Jung Jung, Kyung Bok Lee, Moon Su Sung, Ki Tae Kim
OBJECTIVES: The protein V-set and Ig domain-containing 4 (VSIG4), a novel B7 family-related macrophage protein with the capacity to inhibit T-cell activation, has a potential role in cancer. Here we suggest its possibility as a therapeutic target and prognostic biomarker of ovarian cancer. METHODS: Between January 2011 and June 2015, tumor tissues and peripheral blood samples were obtained during surgery from 10 patients with benign ovarian tumors and 22 patients with ovarian cancers...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493484/cytoplasmic-overexpression-of-rna-binding-protein-hur-is-a-marker-of-poor-prognosis-in-meningioma-and-hur-knockdown-decreases-meningioma-cell-growth-and-resistance-to-hypoxia
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Guillaume Gauchotte, Sébastien Hergalant, Charlène Vigouroux, Jean-Matthieu Casse, Rémi Houlgatte, Tony Kaoma, Déborah Helle, Lydia Brochin, Fabien Rech, Matthieu Peyre, François Labrousse, Laurent Vallar, Jean-Louis Gueant, Jean-Michel Vignaud, Shyue-Fang Battaglia-Hsu
HuR regulates cytoplasmic mRNA stability and translatability, and the HuR expression level has been shown to correlate with poor disease outcome in several cancer types; however, the prognostic value and potential pro-oncogenic properties of HuR in meningioma remain unclear. Thus, in the present study we analyzed 85 meningioma tissue samples to establish the relationship between HuR expression, tumor-cell proliferation, and/or patient survival. In addition, we examined the anti-proliferative effects of HuR knockdown in two meningioma cell lines (IOMM-Lee and Ben-Men1), and conducted transcriptome-wide analyses (IOMM-Lee cells) to elucidate the molecular consequences of HuR knockdown...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492307/rapid-and-sensitive-quantification-of-micrornas-by-isothermal-helicase-dependent-amplification
#18
Fei Ma, Meng Liu, Bo Tang, Chun-Yang Zhang
Dysregulation of microRNA expression levels is closely associated with a variety of human diseases, and their rapid and sensitive quantification is essential to clinical diagnosis and therapy. Due to their poor sensitivity, conventional quantification methods are unable to detect low abundant microRNAs. Alternatively, nucleic acid amplification approaches have been introduced to improve the detection sensitivity, but most of them involve complicated probe design and time-consuming procedures. Herein, we report a simple, rapid and sensitive fluorescent method for label-free detection of low abundant microRNAs based on isothermal helicase-dependent amplification...
May 11, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487385/immune-related-gene-expression-profiling-after-pd-1-blockade-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-melanoma
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Aleix Prat, Alejandro Navarro, Laia Paré, Noemí Reguart, Patricia Galvan, Tomás Pascual, Alex Martínez, Paolo Nuciforo, Laura Comerma, Llucia Alos, Nuria Pardo, Susana Cedrés, Cheng Fan, Joel S Parker, Lydia Gaba, Ivan Victoria, Nuria Viñolas, Ana Vivancos, Ana Arance, Enriqueta Felip
Antibody targeting of the immune checkpoint receptor PD1 produces therapeutic activity in a variety of solid tumors, but most patients exhibit partial or complete resistance to treatment for reasons that are unclear. In this study, we evaluated tumor speciments from 65 patients with melanoma, lung non-squamous, squamous cell lung or head and neck cancers who were treated with the approved PD1 targeting antibodies pembrolizumab or nivolumab. Tumor RNA before anti-PD1 therapy was analyzed on the nCounter system using the PanCancer 730-Immune Panel, and we identified 23 immune-related genes or signatures linked to response and progression-free survival (PFS)...
May 9, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486516/immortalization-of-chicken-preadipocytes-by-retroviral-transduction-of-chicken-tert-and-tr
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Wei Wang, Tianmu Zhang, Chunyan Wu, Shanshan Wang, Yuxiang Wang, Hui Li, Ning Wang
The chicken is an important agricultural animal and model for developmental biology, immunology and virology. Excess fat accumulation continues to be a serious problem for the chicken industry. However, chicken adipogenesis and obesity have not been well investigated, because no chicken preadipocyte cell lines have been generated thus far. Here, we successfully generated two immortalized chicken preadipocyte cell lines through transduction of either chicken telomerase reverse transcriptase (chTERT) alone or in combination with chicken telomerase RNA (chTR)...
2017: PloS One
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