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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458175/maintenance-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-in-fetal-intra-aortic-hematopoietic-clusters-by-the-sox17-notch1-hes1-axis
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Kiyoka Saito, Ikuo Nobuhisa, Kaho Harada, Satomi Takahashi, Maha Anani, Heiko Lickert, Masami Kanai-Azuma, Yoshiakira Kanai, Tetsuya Taga
The aorta-gonad-mesonephros region, from which definitive hematopoiesis first arises in midgestation mouse embryos, has intra-aortic hematopoietic clusters (IAHCs) containing hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). We previously reported expression of the transcription factor Sox17 in IAHCs, and overexpression of Sox17 in CD45low c-KIThigh cells comprising IAHCs maintains the formation of cell clusters and their multipotency in vitro over multiple passages. Here, we demonstrate the importance of NOTCH1 in IAHC formation and maintenance of the HSC/HPC phenotype...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458158/toll-like-receptor-tlr-9-promotor-polymorphisms-and-gene-expression-are-associated-with-persistent-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage
#2
Dennis Nurjadi, Klaus Heeg, Alexander N R Weber, Philipp Zanger
OBJECTIVES: Toll-like receptor (TLR) -9 could have importance in human S. aureus immunity, but population level evidence for this hypothesis is missing. METHODS: We phenotyped 603 volunteers for S. aureus nasal carriage using four consecutive swabs, genotyped TLR9 promotor variants in 106 persistent carriers and 219 non-carriers, measured TLR9-mRNA expression in whole blood after stimulation with viable S. aureus, and studied mutual associations of carriage, transcriptional activity, and single nucleotide polymorphisms while accounting for sex and hormonal contraceptive use (HCU+/- )...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458149/age-dependent-oxidation-of-extracellular-cysteine-cystine-redox-state-e-h-cys-cyss-in-mouse-lung-fibroblasts-is-mediated-by-a-decline-in-slc7a11-expression
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Yuxuan Zheng, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Tom J Burke, Javier Otero, Jesse Roman, Walter H Watson
Aging is associated with progressive oxidation of the extracellular environment. The redox state of human plasma, defined by the concentrations of cysteine (Cys) and cystine (CySS), becomes more oxidized as we age. Recently, we showed that fibroblasts isolated from the lungs of young and old mice retain this differential phenotype; old cells produce and maintain a more oxidizing extracellular redox potential (Eh (Cys/CySS)) than young cells. Microarray analysis identified down-regulation of Slc7a11, the light subunit of the CySS/glutamate transporter, as a potential mediator of age-related oxidation in these cells...
February 16, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458143/suv39h2-promotes-colorectal-cancer-proliferation-and-metastasis-via-tri-methylation-of-the-slit1-promoter
#4
Wendi Shuai, Jiangxue Wu, Shuai Chen, Ranyi Liu, Zhihua Ye, Chunmei Kuang, Xiang Fu, Gaoyuan Wang, Yingchang Li, Qihua Peng, Wei Shi, Yizhuo Li, Qianghua Zhou, Wenlin Huang
Suppressor of variegation 3-9 homolog 2 (SUV39H2) is a member of the SUV39H subfamily of lysine methyltransferases. Its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) proliferation and metastasis has remained unexplored. Here, we determined that SUV39H2 was upregulated in CRC tissues compared with that in adjacent non-neoplastic tissues. Further statistical analysis revealed that high SUV39H2 expression was strongly associated with distant metastasis (P = 0.016) and TNM stage (P = 0.038) and predicted a shorter overall survival (OS; P = 0...
February 16, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458141/long-non-coding-rnas-within-the-tumour-microenvironment-and-their-role-in-tumour-stroma-cross-talk
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Filippo Del Vecchio, Gui Han Lee, Joamir Hawezi, Rahul Bhome, Sian Pugh, Emre Sayan, Gareth Thomas, Graham Packham, John Primrose, Martin Pichler, Alexander Mirnezami, George Calin, Marc Bullock
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a diverse class of RNA transcripts which have limited protein coding potential. They perform a variety of cellular functions in health, but have also been implicated during malignant transformation. A further theme in recent years is the critical role of the tumour microenvironment and the dynamic interactions between cancer and stromal cells in promoting invasion and disease progression. Whereas the contribution of deregulated lncRNAs within cancer cells has received considerable attention, their significance within the tumour microenvironment is less well understood...
February 16, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458125/pluripotent-stem-cells-for-uncovering-the-role-of-mitochondria-in-human-brain-function-and-dysfunction
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Annika Zink, Josef Priller, Alessandro Prigione
Mitochondrial dysfunctions are a known pathogenetic mechanism of a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders. At the same time, mutations in genes encoding for components of the mitochondrial respiratory chain cause mitochondrial diseases, which commonly exhibit neurological symptoms. Mitochondria are therefore critical for the functionality of the human nervous system. The importance of mitochondria stems from their key roles in cellular metabolism, calcium handling, redox and protein homeostasis, and overall cellular homeostasis through their dynamic network...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458119/the-function-of-hla-b-13-01-involved-in-the-pathomechanism-of-dapsone-induced-severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions
#7
Wei-Ti Chen, Chuang-Wei Wang, Chun-Wei Lu, Chun-Bing Chen, Hua-En Lee, Shuen-Iu Hung, Siew-Eng Choon, Chih-Hsun Yang, Ming-Tsan Liu, Ting Jui Chen, Wen-Lang Fan, Shih-Chi Su, Yang Yu-Wei Lin, Ya-Ching Chang, Wen-Hung Chung
Dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions may cause severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR), such as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS). It has been reported that HLA-B*13:01 is strongly associated with dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions among leprosy patients. However, the phenotype specificity and detailed immune mechanism of HLA-B*13:01 remains unclear. We investigated the genetic predisposition, HLA-B*13:01 function, and cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) involved in pathogenesis of dapsone-SCAR...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458080/transcriptomic-and-phenotypic-profiling-in-developing-zebrafish-exposed-to-thyroid-hormone-receptor-agonists
#8
Derik E Haggard, Pamela D Noyes, Katrina M Waters, Robert L Tanguay
There continues to be a need to develop in vivo high-throughput screening (HTS) and computational methods to screen chemicals for interaction with the estrogen, androgen, and thyroid pathways and as complements to in vitro HTS assays. This study explored the utility of an embryonic zebrafish HTS approach to identify and classify endocrine bioactivity using phenotypically-anchored transcriptome profiling. Transcriptome analysis was conducted on zebrafish embryos exposed to 25 estrogen-, androgen-, or thyroid-active chemicals at concentrations that elicited adverse malformations or mortality at 120 hours post-fertilization in 80% of animals exposed...
February 16, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458075/lateral-inhibition-in-the-autism-spectrum-an-ssvep-study-of-visual-cortical-lateral-interactions
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Abigail Dickinson, Rosanna Gomez, Myles Jones, Vance Zemon, Elizabeth Milne
Circuit level brain dysfunction has been suggested as a common mechanism through which diverse genetic risk factors and neurobiological sequelae lead to the core features of autism spectrum disorder (Geschwind 2009; Port et al. 2014). An important mediator of circuit level brain activity is lateral inhibition, and a number of authors have suggested that lateral inhibition may be atypical in ASD. However, evidence regarding putative atypical lateral connections in ASD is mixed. Here we employed a steady state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) paradigm to further investigate lateral connections within a group of high functioning adults with ASD...
February 16, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458071/b-cells-in-operational-tolerance
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REVIEW
M Chesneau, R Danger, J-P Soulillou, S Brouard
Transplantation is currently the therapy of choice for endstage organ failure even though it requires long-term immunossuppresive therapy, with its numerous side effects, for acceptance of the transplanted organ. In rare cases however, patients develop operational tolerance, that is, graft survival without immunosuppression. Studies conducted on these patients reveal genetic, phenotypic, and functional signatures. They provide a better understanding of the immunological mechanisms involved in operational tolerance and define biomarkers that could be used to adapt immunosuppressive treatment to the individual, safely reduce immunosuppression doses, and ideally and safely guide immunosuppression withdrawal...
February 16, 2018: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457907/deletion-of-adipose-triglyceride-lipase-links-triacylglycerol-accumulation-to-a-more-aggressive-phenotype-in-a549-lung-carcinoma-cells
#11
Tamara Tomin, Katarina Fritz, Juergen Gindlhuber, Linda Waldherr, Bettina Pucher, Gerhard G Thallinger, Daniel K Nomura, Matthias Schittmayer, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) catalyzes the rate limiting step in triacylglycerol breakdown in adipocytes but is expressed in most tissues. The enzyme was shown to be lost in many human tumors, and its loss may play a role in early stages of cancer development. Here we report that loss of ATGL supports a more aggressive cancer phenotype in a model system where ATGL was deleted in A549 lung cancer cells by CRISPR/Cas9. We observed that loss of ATGL led to triacylglycerol accumulation in lipid droplets, and higher levels of cellular phospholipid and bioactive lipid species (lyso- and ether-phospholipids)...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457906/optimized-phenotypic-biomarker-discovery-and-confounder-elimination-via-covariate-adjusted-projection-to-latent-structures-from-metabolic-spectroscopy-data
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Joram M Posma, Isabel Garcia-Perez, Timothy M D Ebbels, John C Lindon, Jeremiah Stamler, Paul Elliott, Elaine Holmes, Jeremy K Nicholson
Metabolism is altered by genetics, diet, disease status, environment and many other factors. Modelling either one of these is often done without considering the effects of the other covariates. Attributing differences in metabolic profile to one of these factors needs to be done while controlling for the metabolic influence of the rest. We describe here a data analysis framework and novel confounder-adjustment algorithm for multivariate analysis of metabolic profiling data. Using simulated data we show that similar numbers of true associations and significantly less false positives are found compared to other commonly used methods...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457876/pharmacokinetics-of-metformin-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-intolerance
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L McCreight, T B Stage, P Connelly, M Lonergan, F Nielsen, C Prehn, J Adamski, K Brosen, E R Pearson
AIMS: Metformin intolerance symptoms are gastrointestinal in nature, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to assess potential causes of metformin intolerance including: altered metformin uptake from the intestine; increased anaerobic glucose utilisation and subsequent lactate production; altered serotonin uptake; and altered bile acid pool. METHODS: This pharmacokinetic study recruited ten severely intolerant and ten tolerant individuals matched for age, sex and BMI...
February 19, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457859/post-infectious-acute-glomerulonephritis-with-podocytopathy-induced-by-parvovirus-b19-infection
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Satoshi Hara, Masayoshi Hirata, Kiyoaki Ito, Ichiro Mizushima, Hiroshi Fujii, Kazunori Yamada, Michio Nagata, Mitsuhiro Kawano
Human parvovirus B19 infection causes a variety of glomerular diseases such as post-infectious acute glomerulonephritis and collapsing glomerulopathy. Although each of these appears independently, it has not been fully determined why parvovirus B19 provokes such a variety of different glomerular phenotypes. Here, we report a 68-year-old Japanese man who showed endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis admixed with podocytopathy in association with parvovirus B19 infection. The patient showed acute onset of heavy proteinuria, microscopic hematuria and kidney dysfunction with arthralgia and oliguria after close contact with a person suffering from erythema infectiosum...
February 19, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457838/bax-inhibitor-1-protects-from-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-limiting-ire1%C3%AE-signaling
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Cynthia Lebeaupin, Déborah Vallée, Déborah Rousseau, Stéphanie Patouraux, Stéphanie Bonnafous, Gilbert Adam, Frederic Luciano, Carmelo Luci, Rodolphe Anty, Antonio Iannelli, Sandrine Marchetti, Guido Kroemer, Sandra Lacas-Gervais, Albert Tran, Philippe Gual, Béatrice Bailly-Maitre
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is activated in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), raising the possibility that ER stress-dependent metabolic dysfunction, inflammation and cell death underlie the transition from steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH). Bax inhibitor-1 (BI-1), a negative regulator of the ER stress sensor IRE1α, has yet to be explored in NAFLD as a hepatoprotective agent. We hypothesized that the genetic ablation of BI-1 would render the liver vulnerable to NASH due to unrestrained IRE1α signaling...
February 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457836/deptor-suppresses-lipogenesis-and-ameliorates-hepatic-steatosis-and-acute-on-chronic-liver-injury-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
#16
Hanqing Chen, Feng Shen, Alex Sherban, Allison Nocon, Yu Li, Hua Wang, Ming-Jiang Xu, Xianliang Rui, Jinyan Han, Bingbing Jiang, Donghwan Lee, Na Li, Farnaz Keyhani-Nejad, Jian-Gao Fan, Feng Liu, Amrita Kamat, Nicolas Musi, Leonard Guarente, Pal Pacher, Bin Gao, Mengwei Zang
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is characterized by lipid accumulation and liver injury. However, how chronic alcohol consumption causes hepatic lipid accumulation remains elusive. The present study demonstrates that activation of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) plays a causal role in alcoholic steatosis, inflammation and liver injury. Chronic-plus-binge ethanol feeding led to hyperactivation of mTORC1, as evidenced by increased phosphorylation of mTOR and its downstream kinase S6K1 in hepatocytes...
February 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457793/identifying-the-favored-mutation-in-a-positive-selective-sweep
#17
Ali Akbari, Joseph J Vitti, Arya Iranmehr, Mehrdad Bakhtiari, Pardis C Sabeti, Siavash Mirarab, Vineet Bafna
Most approaches that capture signatures of selective sweeps in population genomics data do not identify the specific mutation favored by selection. We present iSAFE (for "integrated selection of allele favored by evolution"), a method that enables researchers to accurately pinpoint the favored mutation in a large region (∼5 Mbp) by using a statistic derived solely from population genetics signals. iSAFE does not require knowledge of demography, the phenotype under selection, or functional annotations of mutations...
February 19, 2018: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457790/cd163-macrophages-promote-angiogenesis-and-vascular-permeability-accompanied-by-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis
#18
Liang Guo, Hirokuni Akahori, Emanuel Harari, Samantha L Smith, Rohini Polavarapu, Vinit Karmali, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Rachel L Gannon, Ryan E Braumann, Megan H Dickinson, Anuj Gupta, Audrey L Jenkins, Michael J Lipinski, Johoon Kim, Peter Chhour, Paul S de Vries, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Robert Kutys, Hiroyoshi Mori, Matthew D Kutyna, Sho Torii, Atsushi Sakamoto, Cheol Ung Choi, Qi Cheng, Megan L Grove, Mariem A Sawan, Yin Zhang, Yihai Cao, Frank D Kolodgie, David P Cormode, Dan E Arking, Eric Boerwinkle, Alanna C Morrison, Jeanette Erdmann, Nona Sotoodehnia, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
Intake of hemoglobin by the hemoglobin-haptoglobin receptor CD163 leads to a distinct alternative non-foam cell antiinflammatory macrophage phenotype that was previously considered atheroprotective. Here, we reveal an unexpected but important pathogenic role for these macrophages in atherosclerosis. Using human atherosclerotic samples, cultured cells, and a mouse model of advanced atherosclerosis, we investigated the role of intraplaque hemorrhage on macrophage function with respect to angiogenesis, vascular permeability, inflammation, and plaque progression...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457787/alternative-macrophages-in-atherosclerosis-not-always-protective
#19
Benoit Pourcet, Bart Staels
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the vasculature that is initiated by cholesterol deposition into the arterial wall, which triggers the infiltration of immune and inflammatory cells, including monocytes and macrophages. As atherosclerotic plaques progress, localized hypoxia promotes compensatory angiogenesis from the vasa vasorum. Immature neovessels are prone to leakage, thus destabilizing the plaque and leading to intraplaque hemorrhage. Macrophages with different phenotypes, ranging from classical inflammatory subtypes to alternatively activated antiinflammatory macrophages, have been identified in atherosclerotic lesions...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457785/tia1-variant-drives-myodegeneration-in-multisystem-proteinopathy-with-sqstm1-mutations
#20
YouJin Lee, Per Harald Jonson, Jaakko Sarparanta, Johanna Palmio, Mohona Sarkar, Anna Vihola, Anni Evilä, Tiina Suominen, Sini Penttilä, Marco Savarese, Mridul Johari, Marie-Christine Minot, David Hilton-Jones, Paul Maddison, Patrick Chinnery, Jens Reimann, Cornelia Kornblum, Torsten Kraya, Stephan Zierz, Carolyn Sue, Hans Goebel, Asim Azfer, Stuart H Ralston, Peter Hackman, Robert C Bucelli, J Paul Taylor, Conrad C Weihl, Bjarne Udd
Multisystem proteinopathy (MSP) involves disturbances of stress granule (SG) dynamics and autophagic protein degradation that underlie the pathogenesis of a spectrum of degenerative diseases that affect muscle, brain, and bone. Specifically, identical mutations in the autophagic adaptor SQSTM1 can cause varied penetrance of 4 distinct phenotypes: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia, Paget's disease of the bone, and distal myopathy. It has been hypothesized that clinical pleiotropy relates to additional genetic determinants, but thus far, evidence has been lacking...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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