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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911920/sirna-targeting-mtor-effectively-prevents-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-lens-epithelial-cells
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Chunmei Zhang, Jingjing Liu, Na Jin, Guiming Zhang, Yahui Xi, Hongling Liu
Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) is the most common complication that causes visual decrease after extracapsular cataract surgery. The primary cause of PCO formation is the proliferation of the residual lens epithelial cells (LECs). The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) plays an important role in the growth and migration of LECs. In the current study, we used small interfering RNA (siRNA) to specifically attenuate mTOR in human lens epithelial B3 cells (HLE B3). We aimed to examine the effect of mTOR-siRNA on the proliferation, migration and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of HLE B3 cells and explore the underlying mechanisms...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911586/mirna-181a-b-regulates-phenotypes-of-vessel-smooth-muscle-cells-through-serum-response-factor
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Xiaoxing Wei, Xue Hou, Jianhua Li, Yongnian Liu
The phenotypic modulation of vessel smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) plays a crucial role in the physiological and pathological conditions of vasculature in response to local environmental changes. The phenotypic transition of VSMCs is largely modulated by the serum response factor (SRF). MiR-181a and miR-181b are members of the well-studied miR-181 family and both have complementary sequence in the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of SRF gene. In this article, evidence insinuates that miR-181a/b was involved in VSMCs differentiation through upregulating synthetic marker genes and downregulating contractile ones, respectively...
December 2, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910840/-na-%C3%A2-5-mno2-13-nanorods-a-new-tunnel-structure-for-electrode-materials-determined-ab-initio-and-refined-through-a-combination-of-electron-and-synchrotron-diffraction-data
#3
Enrico Mugnaioli, Mauro Gemmi, Marco Merlini, Michele Gregorkiewitz
(Nax□1 - x)5[MnO2]13 has been synthesized with x = 0.80 (4), corresponding to Na0.31[MnO2]. This well known material is usually cited as Na0.4[MnO2] and is believed to have a romanèchite-like framework. Here, its true structure is determined, ab initio, by single-crystal electron diffraction tomography (EDT) and refined both by EDT data applying dynamical scattering theory and by the Rietveld method based on synchrotron powder diffraction data (χ(2) = 0.690, Rwp = 0.051, Rp = 0.037, RF2 = 0.035). The unit cell is monoclinic C2/m, a = 22...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica Section B, Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910766/natural-igm-and-the-development-of-b-cell-mediated-autoimmune-diseases
#4
Trang T T Nguyen, Nicole Baumgarth
Most serum immunoglobulin M (IgM) is "natural IgM", which is produced apparently spontaneously by a distinct subset of B cells requiring no exogenous antigenic or microbial stimuli. Natural IgM is an evolutionarily conserved molecule and reacts with a variety of epitopes expressed on both self- and non-self antigens. It has long been understood that secreted (s) IgM contributes to the removal of altered self-antigens, such as apoptotic and dying cells. As we outline in this review, it is thought that this sIgM housekeeping function removes potential triggers of autoresponse induction...
2016: Critical Reviews in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906112/chromatin-wide-and-transcriptome-profiling-integration-uncovers-p38%C3%AE-mapk-as-a-global-regulator-of-skeletal-muscle-differentiation
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Jessica Segalés, Abul B M M K Islam, Roshan Kumar, Qi-Cai Liu, Pedro Sousa-Victor, F Jeffrey Dilworth, Esteban Ballestar, Eusebio Perdiguero, Pura Muñoz-Cánoves
BACKGROUND: Extracellular stimuli induce gene expression responses through intracellular signaling mediators. The p38 signaling pathway is a paradigm of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family that, although originally identified as stress-response mediator, contributes to establishing stem cell differentiation fates. p38α is central for induction of the differentiation fate of the skeletal muscle stem cells (satellite cells) through not fully characterized mechanisms. METHODS: To investigate the global gene transcription program regulated by p38α during satellite cell differentiation (myogenesis), and to specifically address whether this regulation occurs through direct action of p38α on gene promoters, we performed a combination of microarray gene expression and genome-wide binding analyses...
March 15, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902959/kaempferol-a-phytoestrogen-suppressed-triclosan-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastatic-related-behaviors-of-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Geum-A Lee, Kyung-Chul Choi, Kyung-A Hwang
As a phytoestrogen, kaempferol is known to play a chemopreventive role inhibiting carcinogenesis and cancer progression. In this study, the influences of triclosan, an anti-bacterial agent recently known for an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC), and kaempferol on breast cancer progression were examined by measuring their effects on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastatic-related behaviors of MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Morphological changes of MCF-7 cells were observed, and a wound-healing assay was performed after the treatment of triclosan and kaempferol...
November 22, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902486/ed-b-fibronectin-expression-is-a-marker-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-translational-oncology
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Iacopo Petrini, Serena Barachini, Vittoria Carnicelli, Sara Galimberti, Letizia Modeo, Roberto Boni, Martina Sollini, Paola Anna Erba
Fibronectin is a component of the extracellular matrix that links collagen fibers to integrins on the cell's surface. The splicing isoforms, containing the ED-B domain, are not expressed in adult tissues but only in tumor stroma or during embryonic development. Fibroblasts and endothelial cells express ED-B fibronectin during angiogenesis. Also cancer cells can synthetize ED-B fibronectin, but its function in tumor growth needs to be further elucidated.We evaluated the expression of ED-B fibronectin in prostate cancer cell lines: PC3 and DU145...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900626/selection-of-chemically-defined-media-for-cho-cell-fed-batch-culture-processes
#8
Xiao Pan, Mathieu Streefland, Ciska Dalm, René H Wijffels, Dirk E Martens
Two CHO cell clones derived from the same parental CHO(BC®) cell line and producing the same monoclonal antibody (BC-G, a low producing clone; BC-P, a high producing clone) were tested in four basal media in all possible combinations with three feeds (=12 conditions) in fed-batch cultures. Higher amino acid feeding did not always lead to higher mAb production. The two clones showed differences in cell physiology, metabolism and optimal medium-feed combinations. During the phase transitions of all cultures, cell metabolism showed a shift represented by lower specific consumption and production rates, except for the specific glucose consumption rate in cultures fed by Actifeed A/B...
November 29, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899639/histone-demethylase-phf8-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-breast-tumorigenesis
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Peng Shao, Qi Liu, Peterson Kariuki Maina, Jiayue Cui, Thomas B Bair, Tiandao Li, Shaikamjad Umesalma, Weizhou Zhang, Hank Heng Qi
Histone demethylase PHF8 is upregulated and plays oncogenic roles in various cancers; however, the mechanisms underlying its dysregulation and functions in carcinogenesis remain obscure. Here, we report the novel functions of PHF8 in EMT (epithelial to mesenchymal transition) and breast cancer development. Genome-wide gene expression analysis revealed that PHF8 overexpression induces an EMT-like process, including the upregulation of SNAI1 and ZEB1. PHF8 demethylates H3K9me1, H3K9me2 and sustains H3K4me3 to prime the transcriptional activation of SNAI1 by TGF-β signaling...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893717/androgen-and-ar-contribute-to-breast-cancer-development-and-metastasis-an-insight-of-mechanisms
#10
J Feng, L Li, N Zhang, J Liu, L Zhang, H Gao, G Wang, Y Li, Y Zhang, X Li, D Liu, J Lu, B Huang
The role of androgen and androgen receptor (AR) in breast carcinogenesis has long been a disputed issue. This report provides a mechanistic insight into how androgen and AR contributes to invasion and metastasis of breast cancer. We find that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is able to induce the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells in an AR-dependent/estrogen receptor-independent manner. This process is dependent on the demethylation activity of lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1) by epigenetically regulating the target genes E-cadherin and vimentin...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893715/tgf%C3%AE-promotes-mesenchymal-phenotype-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-in-part-through-epigenetic-activation-of-vav1
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P-H Huang, P-J Lu, L-Y Ding, P-C Chu, W-Y Hsu, C-S Chen, C-C Tsao, B-H Chen, C-T Lee, Y-S Shan, C-S Chen
The highly homeostasis-resistant nature of cancer cells leads to their escape from treatment and to liver metastasis, which in turn makes pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) difficult to treat, especially the squamous/epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like subtype. As the molecular mechanisms underlying tumour heterogeneity remain elusive, we investigated whether epigenetic regulation might explain inter-individual differences in the progression of specific subtypes. DNA methylation profiling performed on cancer tissues prior to chemo/radiotherapy identified one hypermethylated CpG site (CpG6882469) in the VAV1 gene body that was correlated with demethylation of two promoter CpGs (CpG6772370/CpG6772811) in both PDAC and peripheral blood...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892478/continuous-single-cell-imaging-reveals-sequential-steps-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-development-from-common-dendritic-cell-progenitors
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Ezgi Dursun, Max Endele, Andrea Musumeci, Henrik Failmezger, Shu-Hung Wang, Achim Tresch, Timm Schroeder, Anne B Krug
Functionally distinct plasmacytoid and conventional dendritic cells (pDC and cDC) shape innate and adaptive immunity. They are derived from common dendritic cell progenitors (CDPs) in the murine bone marrow, which give rise to CD11c(+) MHCII(-) precursors with early commitment to DC subpopulations. In this study, we dissect pDC development from CDP into an ordered sequence of differentiation events by monitoring the expression of CD11c, MHC class II, Siglec H and CCR9 in CDP cultures by continuous single cell imaging and tracking...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889618/cell-death-mechanistic-study-of-photodynamic-therapy-against-breast-cancer-cells-utilizing-liposomal-delivery-of-5-10-15-20-tetrakis-benzo-b-thiophene-porphyrin
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Geewoo Nam, Sabarinathan Rangasamy, Hee Ju, Annie Agnes Suganya Samson, Joon Myong Song
5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(benzo[b]thiophene) porphyrin (BTP) is a newly synthesized hydrophobic photosensitizer with fluorescence quantum yield in toluene: ΦF=0.062. Previously, its limitations in solubility had hindered scientific experimentation regarding its photodynamic effects on cancer cells. By utilizing various compositions of liposomes in order to alter the solubility of BTP, the photocytotoxicity, reactive oxygen species generation, and subcellular localization of the liposomal BTP were identified in this work...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888678/cerebral-cortical-neuron-diversity-and-development-at-single-cell-resolution
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Matthew B Johnson, Christopher A Walsh
Over a century of efforts to categorize the astonishing diversity of cortical neurons has relied on criteria of morphology, electrophysiology, ontology, and the expression of a few transcripts and proteins. The rapid development of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) adds genome-wide gene expression patterns to this list of criteria, and promises to reveal new insights into the transitions that establish neuronal identity during development, differentiation, activity, and disease. Comparing single neuron data to reference atlases constructed from hundreds of thousands of single-cell transcriptomes will be critical to understanding these transitions and the molecular mechanisms that drive them...
November 23, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888610/camp-independent-signal-pathways-stimulate-hyphal-morphogenesis-in-candida-albicans
#15
Salvatore M Parrino, Haoyu Si, Shamoon Naseem, Kevin Groudan, Justin Gardin, James B Konopka
The fungal pathogen Candida albicans can transition from budding to hyphal growth, which promotes biofilm formation and invasive growth into tissues. Stimulation of adenylyl cyclase to form cAMP induces hyphal morphogenesis. The failure of cells lacking adenylyl cyclase (cyr1Δ) to form hyphae has suggested that cAMP signaling is essential for hyphal growth. However, cyr1Δ mutants also grow slowly and have defects in morphogenesis, making it unclear whether hyphal inducers must stimulate cAMP, or if normal basal levels of cAMP are required to maintain cellular health needed for hyphal growth...
November 26, 2016: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883889/inferring-cell-state-transition-dynamics-from-lineage-trees-and-endpoint-single-cell-measurements
#16
Sahand Hormoz, Zakary S Singer, James M Linton, Yaron E Antebi, Boris I Shraiman, Michael B Elowitz
As they proliferate, living cells undergo transitions between specific molecularly and developmentally distinct states. Despite the functional centrality of these transitions in multicellular organisms, it has remained challenging to determine which transitions occur and at what rates without perturbations and cell engineering. Here, we introduce kin correlation analysis (KCA) and show that quantitative cell-state transition dynamics can be inferred, without direct observation, from the clustering of cell states on pedigrees (lineage trees)...
November 23, 2016: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883081/v-d-j-recombination-process-and-the-pre-b-to-immature-b-cells-transition-are-altered-in-fanca-mice
#17
Thuy Vy Nguyen, Patrycja Pawlikowska, Virginie Firlej, Filippo Rosselli, Saïd Aoufouchi
B-lymphocytes in the bone marrow (BM) must generate a functional B-cell receptor and overcome the negative selection induced by reactivity with autoantigens. Two rounds of DNA recombination are required for the production of functional immunoglobulin heavy (Ig-HCs) and light (LCs) chains necessary for the continuation of B-lymphocyte development in the BM. Both rounds depend on the joint action of recombination activating gene-1 (RAG-1) and RAG-2 endonucleases with the DNA non-homologous end-joining pathway...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881650/mechanism-of-enhanced-hiv-restriction-by-virion-coencapsidated-cytidine-deaminases-apobec3f-and-apobec3g
#18
Anjuman Ara, Robin P Love, Tyson B Follack, Khawaja A Ahmed, Madison B Adolph, Linda Chelico
: The APOBEC3 (A3) enzymes, A3G and A3F, are coordinately expressed in CD4+ T cells and can become coencapsidated into HIV-1 virions, primarily in the absence of the viral infectivity factor (Vif). A3F and A3G are deoxycytidine deaminases that inhibit HIV-1 replication by inducing guanine to adenine hypermutation through deamination of cytosine to form uracil in (-)DNA. The effect of the simultaneous presence of both A3G and A3F on HIV-1 restriction ability is not clear. Here, we used a single cycle infectivity assay and biochemical analyses to determine if coencapsidated A3G and A3F differ in their restriction capacity than A3G or A3F alone...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880903/mirnas-are-essential-for-the-regulation-of-the-pi3k-akt-foxo-pathway-and-receptor-editing-during-b%C3%A2-cell-maturation
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Maryaline Coffre, David Benhamou, David Rieß, Lili Blumenberg, Valentina Snetkova, Marcus J Hines, Tirtha Chakraborty, Sofia Bajwa, Kari Jensen, Mark M W Chong, Lelise Getu, Gregg J Silverman, Robert Blelloch, Dan R Littman, Dinis Calado, Doron Melamed, Jane A Skok, Klaus Rajewsky, Sergei B Koralov
B cell development is a tightly regulated process dependent on sequential rearrangements of immunoglobulin loci that encode the antigen receptor. To elucidate the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the orchestration of B cell development, we ablated all miRNAs at the earliest stage of B cell development by conditionally targeting the enzymes critical for RNAi in early B cell precursors. Absence of any one of these enzymes led to a block at the pro- to pre-B cell transition due to increased apoptosis and a failure of pre-B cells to proliferate...
November 22, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879329/phenotypic-profiling-reveals-that-candida-albicans-opaque-cells-represent-a-metabolically-specialized-cell-state-compared-to-default-white-cells
#20
Iuliana V Ene, Matthew B Lohse, Adrian V Vladu, Joachim Morschhäuser, Alexander D Johnson, Richard J Bennett
: The white-opaque switch is a bistable, epigenetic transition affecting multiple traits in Candida albicans including mating, immunogenicity, and niche specificity. To compare how the two cell states respond to external cues, we examined the fitness, phenotypic switching, and filamentation properties of white cells and opaque cells under 1,440 different conditions at 25°C and 37°C. We demonstrate that white and opaque cells display striking differences in their integration of metabolic and thermal cues, so that the two states exhibit optimal fitness under distinct conditions...
November 22, 2016: MBio
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