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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319733/plasma-cell-and-memory-b-cell-differentiation-from-the-germinal-center
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REVIEW
Dan Suan, Christopher Sundling, Robert Brink
Germinal centers (GCs) form in secondary lymphoid tissues in response to antigenic challenge and are the site of somatic hypermutation, generating GC B cells with increasing affinity for the inciting agent that are positively selected over time. However, it is not until GC B cells differentiate into memory B cells and plasma cells and egress from the GC back into the circulation that effective long-lived humoral immunity is conferred upon the host. Here we review what is known about the signals that initiate the transition from a GC B cell into the memory B cell and plasma cell compartments and the downstream transcriptional regulation of these processes...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318921/influence-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-on-tumor-transition-in-oral-cancer-cell-and-bmsc-co-cultures
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F Böhrnsen, F Godek, J Kiesel, F J Kramer, P Brockmeyer, H Schliephake
OBJECTIVES: TGF-β1 signaling modulates epithelial mesenchymal transitions (EMT) of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSC) are able to exert a regulating influence on the expression of markers of EMT in HNSCC cells. It was thus the aim of this study to test the hypothesis that TGF-β1 modulates the interactions of tumor transition between BMSCs and HNSCC, affecting the expression of E-cadherin, Vimentin, Snail, Twist, MMP14 and beta-catenin...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318487/a-high-resolution-map-of-transcriptional-repression
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Ziwei Liang, Karen Brown, Thomas Carroll, Benjamin Taylor, Isabel Ferreirós Vidal, Brian Hendrich, David Rueda, Amanda G Fisher, Matthias Merkenschlager
Turning genes on and off is essential for development and homeostasis, yet little is known about the sequence and causal role of chromatin state changes during the repression of active genes. This is surprising, as defective gene silencing underlies developmental abnormalities and disease. Here we delineate the sequence and functional contribution of transcriptional repression mechanisms at high temporal resolution. Inducible entry of the NuRD-interacting transcriptional regulator Ikaros into mouse pre-B cell nuclei triggered immediate binding to target gene promoters...
March 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318025/maternal-chronic-hypoxia-increases-expression-of-genes-regulating-lung-liquid-movement-and-surfactant-maturation-in-male-fetuses-in-late-gestation
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Erin V McGillick, Sandra Orgeig, Beth J Allison, Kirsty L Brain, Youguo Niu, Nozomi Itani, Katie L Skeffington, Andrew D Kane, Emilio A Herrera, Dino A Giussani, Janna L Morrison
Chronic fetal hypoxaemia is a common pregnancy complication that may arise from maternal, placental and/or fetal factors. Respiratory outcome of the infant at birth likely depends on the duration, timing and severity of the hypoxaemic insult. We have isolated the effect of maternal chronic hypoxia (MCH) for a month in late gestation on fetal lung development. Pregnant ewes were exposed to normoxia (21% O2 ) or hypoxia (10% O2 ) from 105-138 d gestation (term ∼145 d). At 138 d, gene expression in fetal lung tissue was determined by qRT-PCR...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317877/transcription-factor-nf-kappa-b-represses-ant1-transcription-and-leads-to-mitochondrial-dysfunctions
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Chen Zhang, Hui Jiang, Pin Wang, Heng Liu, Xiulian Sun
Mitochondria are intracellular organelles involved in cell survival and death, and dysfunctions of mitochondria are related to neurodegenerative diseases. As the most abundant protein in the mitochondrial inner membrane, adenine nucleotide translocator 1 (ANT1) plays a critical role in mitochondrial function, including the exchange of adenosine triphosphate/adenosine diphosphate (ATP/ADP) in mitochondria, basal proton leak and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP). Here, we show that ANT1 transcription is regulated by transcription factor NF-kappa B (NF-κB)...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317026/toxoplasma-gondii-ap2ix-4-regulates-gene-expression-during-bradyzoite-development
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Sherri Huang, Michael J Holmes, Joshua B Radke, Dong-Pyo Hong, Ting-Kai Liu, Michael W White, William J Sullivan
Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite of great importance to human and animal health. In the host, this obligate intracellular parasite persists as a tissue cyst that is imperceptible to the immune response and unaffected by current therapies. The tissue cysts facilitate transmission through predation and give rise to chronic cycles of toxoplasmosis in immunocompromised patients. Transcriptional changes accompany conversion of the rapidly replicating tachyzoites into the encysted bradyzoites, and yet the mechanisms underlying these alterations in gene expression are not well defined...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316213/-expression-of-lim-and-sh3-protein-1-in-renal-clear-cell-carcinoma-and-its-effects-on-invasion-and-migration-of-renal-clear-cell-carcinoma-786-o-cells
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B Jin, L Gao, W Li, J C Chen, R M Wen, J Q Wang
Objective: To investigate the expression of LIM and SH3 protein 1 (LASP1) in renal cell carcinoma and its significance in the invasion and migration of renal clear cell carcinoma 786-O cell line. Methods: The expression level of LASP1 in 41 cases of renal cell carcinoma tissues and normal renal tissues was analyzed by immunohistochemistry. The relationship between the expression level of LASP1 and clinical characteristics was further analyzed. Expression of LASP1 in 10 cases of tumor tissues with or without lymph node metastasis was analyzed by Western blot...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303104/mathematical-modeling-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-colonization-invasive-infection-and-treatment
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Elisa Domínguez-Hüttinger, Neville J Boon, Thomas B Clarke, Reiko J Tanaka
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp) is a commensal bacterium that normally resides on the upper airway epithelium without causing infection. However, factors such as co-infection with influenza virus can impair the complex Sp-host interactions and the subsequent development of many life-threatening infectious and inflammatory diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis or even sepsis. With the increased threat of Sp infection due to the emergence of new antibiotic resistant Sp strains, there is an urgent need for better treatment strategies that effectively prevent progression of disease triggered by Sp infection, minimizing the use of antibiotics...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300209/localizer-subcellular-localization-prediction-of-both-plant-and-effector-proteins-in-the-plant-cell
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Jana Sperschneider, Ann-Maree Catanzariti, Kathleen DeBoer, Benjamin Petre, Donald M Gardiner, Karam B Singh, Peter N Dodds, Jennifer M Taylor
Pathogens secrete effector proteins and many operate inside plant cells to enable infection. Some effectors have been found to enter subcellular compartments by mimicking host targeting sequences. Although many computational methods exist to predict plant protein subcellular localization, they perform poorly for effectors. We introduce LOCALIZER for predicting plant and effector protein localization to chloroplasts, mitochondria, and nuclei. LOCALIZER shows greater prediction accuracy for chloroplast and mitochondrial targeting compared to other methods for 652 plant proteins...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299664/roles-of-runx-in-b-cell-immortalisation
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Michelle J West, Paul J Farrell
RUNX1 and RUNX3 are the main RUNX genes expressed in B lymphocytes. Both are expressed throughout B-cell development and play key roles at certain key developmental transitions. The tumour-associated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has potent B-cell transforming ability and manipulates RUNX3 and RUNX1 transcription through novel mechanisms to control B cell growth. In contrast to resting mature B cells where RUNX1 expression is high, in EBV-infected cells RUNX1 levels are low and RUNX3 levels are high. Downregulation of RUNX1 in these cells results from cross-regulation by RUNX3 and serves to relieve RUNX1-mediated growth repression...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297760/-promoting-effect-of-cyclin-d1-overexpression-on-proliferation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-siha-cells
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P Wang, S Liu, B Cheng, X Z Wu, S S Ding, L Xu, Y Liu, L Duan, S Z Sun
Objective: To study effects of cyclin D1 overexpression on the proliferation and differentiation of cervical squamous cell carcinoma SiHa cells and to investigate related signaling molecules. Methods: Primers were designed to amplify the full length of cyclin D1 gene and cyclin D1 gene was amplified by PCR for constructing pcDNA3.1 plasmid vector. The construct was then transfected into SiHa cells, and the cells with stable overexpression of cyclin D1 were established, cyclin D1 gene and protein expression were detected by RT-PCR and Western blot, respectively...
March 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297566/instructive-role-of-the-microenvironment-in-preventing-renal-fibrosis
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Kei Matsumoto, Sandhya Xavier, Jun Chen, Yujiro Kida, Mark Lipphardt, Reina Ikeda, Annie Gevertz, Mario Caviris, Antonis K Hatzopoulos, Ivo Kalajzic, James Dutton, Brian B Ratliff, Hong Zhao, Zbygniew Darzynkiewicz, Stefan Rose-John, Michael S Goligorsky
Accumulation of myofibroblasts is a hallmark of renal fibrosis. A significant proportion of myofibroblasts has been reported to originate via endothelial-mesenchymal transition. We initially hypothesized that exposing myofibroblasts to the extract of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) could reverse this transition. Indeed, in vitro treatment of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-activated fibroblasts with EPC extract prevented expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA); however, it did not enhance expression of endothelial markers...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296636/discovering-sparse-transcription-factor-codes-for-cell-states-and-state-transitions-during-development
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Leon A Furchtgott, Samuel Melton, Vilas Menon, Sharad Ramanathan
Computational analysis of gene expression to determine both the sequence of lineage choices made by multipotent cells and to identify the genes influencing these decisions is challenging. Here we discover a pattern in the expression levels of a sparse subset of genes among cell types in B- and T-cell developmental lineages that correlates with developmental topologies. We develop a statistical framework using this pattern to simultaneously infer lineage transitions and the genes that determine these relationships...
March 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296635/dynamics-of-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation-inferred-from-single-cell-transcriptomics-show-a-series-of-transitions-through-discrete-cell-states
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Sumin Jang, Sandeep Choubey, Leon Furchtgott, Ling-Nan Zou, Adele Doyle, Vilas Menon, Ethan B Loew, Anne-Rachel Krostag, Refugio A Martinez, Linda Madisen, Boaz P Levi, Sharad Ramanathan
The complexity of gene regulatory networks that lead multipotent cells to acquire different cell fates makes a quantitative understanding of differentiation challenging. Using a statistical framework to analyze single-cell transcriptomics data, we infer the gene expression dynamics of early mouse embryonic stem (mES) cell differentiation, uncovering discrete transitions across nine cell states. We validate the predicted transitions across discrete states using flow cytometry. Moreover, using live-cell microscopy, we show that individual cells undergo abrupt transitions from a naïve to primed pluripotent state...
March 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296027/transitional-b-cells-predominantly-reconstituted-after-a-desensitization-therapy-using-rituximab-before-kidney-transplantation
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Masako Ikemiyagi, Toshihito Hirai, Rumi Ishii, Satoshi Miyairi, Masayoshi Okumi, Kazunari Tanabe
The role of B cells in graft rejection and tolerance has aroused great interest. We previously reported that rituximab (RIT) induction prior to kidney transplantation (KTx) reduced the incidence rate of chronic rejection. Here, we performed a cross sectional investigation to determine the characteristics of B cells after RIT induction for KTx. We sampled blood from 29 patients with (N = 16) and without (N = 13) RIT induction 3 to 18 months after KTx. In the RIT group, the majority of repopulating B cells was the transitional type, while memory B cells were scarce...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288133/mta1-modulated-by-mir-30e-contributes-to-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-an-erbb2-dependent-pathway
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L Deng, J Tang, H Yang, C Cheng, S Lu, R Jiang, B Sun
MTA1 is a metastasis-associated protein, which is essential to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, information concerning its up- and downstream regulation is rare. We investigated its upstream regulation and downstream effector in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In total, 94 paired HCC and adjacent tissue samples were involved in the study, and the results indicated that decreased miR-30e levels were associated with increased MTA1 levels in human HCC. miR-30e exerted its regulation of MTA1 transcription by binding to its 3'-untranslated region, and was negatively associated with EMT...
March 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286261/fibroblast-led-cancer-cell-invasion-is-activated-by-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb-secretion-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Shinya Neri, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Hiroko Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Suda, Masayuki Ishibashi, Hiroaki Kii, Hirotada Watanabe, Takeshi Kuwata, Masahiro Tsuboi, Koichi Goto, Toshi Menju, Makoto Sonobe, Hiroshi Date, Atsushi Ochiai, Genichiro Ishii
Cancer-associated fibroblast (CAF)-dependent local invasion is the process by which cancer cells invade the extracellular matrix using tracks that have been physically remodeled by CAFs. In the present study, we investigated the process by which the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of cancer cells affect CAF-dependent local invasion. Using an in vitro collagen invasion assay, we showed cancer cells undergoing EMT to promote the matrix-remodeling ability of CAFs and thereby enhance CAF-dependent local cancer cell invasion...
March 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284104/development-of-switchable-polymers-to-address-the-dilemma-of-stability-and-cargo-release-in-polycationic-nucleic-acid-carriers
#18
Yilong Cheng, Drew L Sellers, James-Kevin Y Tan, David J Peeler, Philip J Horner, Suzie H Pun
Cationic polymer gene delivery vehicles that effectively resist premature serum degradation often have difficulty releasing their nucleic acid cargoes. In this work, we report a pH-sensitive polymer (SP), poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether methacrylate)-co-poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-block- poly(propargyl methacrylate-graft-propyl-(4-methoxy-benzylidene)-amine) (p(PMA-PMBA)-b-(p(OEGMA-DMAEMA)), for successful in vitro and in vivo gene transfer. In the physiological condition, the hydrophobization of p(OEGMA-DMAEMA) polycations by p(PMA-PMBA) significantly enhanced the stability of its polyplexes counterpart...
March 1, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283218/long-term-performance-evaluation-of-small-diameter-vascular-grafts-based-on-polyvinyl-alcohol-hydrogel-and-dextran-and-mscs-based-therapies-using-the-ovine-pre-clinical-animal-model
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Nuno Alexandre, Irina Amorim, Ana Rita Caseiro, Tiago Pereira, Rui Alvites, Alexandra Rêma, Ana Gonçalves, Guilherme Valadares, Elísio Costa, Alice Santos-Silva, Miguel Rodrigues, Maria Ascensão Lopes, André Almeida, José Domingos Santos, Ana Colette Maurício, Ana Lúcia Luís
The functional and structural performance of a 5cm synthetic small diameter vascular graft (SDVG) produced by the copolymerization of polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel with low molecular weight dextran (PVA/Dx graft) associated to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)-based therapies and anticoagulant treatment with heparin, clopidogrel and warfarin was tested using the ovine model during the healing period of 24 weeks. The results were compared to the ones obtained with standard expanded polyetetrafluoroethylene grafts (ePTFE graft)...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280776/assessing-physicochemical-properties-of-drug-molecules-via-microsolvation-measurements-with-differential-mobility-spectrometry
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Chang Liu, J C Yves Le Blanc, Bradley B Schneider, Jefry Shields, James J Federico, Hui Zhang, Justin G Stroh, Gregory W Kauffman, Daniel W Kung, Christian Ieritano, Evan Shepherdson, Mitch Verbuyst, Luke Melo, Moaraj Hasan, Dalia Naser, John S Janiszewski, W Scott Hopkins, J Larry Campbell
The microsolvated state of a molecule, represented by its interactions with only a small number of solvent molecules, can play a key role in determining the observable bulk properties of the molecule. This is especially true in cases where strong local hydrogen bonding exists between the molecule and the solvent. One method that can probe the microsolvated states of charged molecules is differential mobility spectrometry (DMS), which rapidly interrogates an ion's transitions between a solvated and desolvated state in the gas phase (i...
February 22, 2017: ACS Central Science
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