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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141388/-effects-of-smp-30-overexpression-on-apoptosis-of-human-lens-epithelial-cells-induced-by-ultraviolet-b-irradiation
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H Teng, L Y Huang, F Tian, L J Dong, H Zhang
Objective: This study was to observe the effect of SMP-30 on ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced apoptosis of human lens epithelial cells(HLE-B3) in vitro. Methods: Experimental study. The SMP-30 cDNA was amplified by PCR and inserted into the pRFP-N1 expressing vector which had been double digested by XhoI/HindIII. HLE-B3 cells were cultured and divided into three groups: normal group, pRFP-N1 vector plasmid group and pRFP-N1-SMP-30 plasmid group (SMP-30). Then cells were exposed to UVB and the survival rate of cells was detected by MTT assay...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139179/involvement-of-lemrp-an-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-in-shikonin-transport-and-biosynthesis-in-lithospermum-erythrorhizon
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Yu Zhu, Shu-Juan Chu, Yue-Lin Luo, Jiang-Yan Fu, Cheng-Yi Tang, Gui-Hua Lu, Yan-Jun Pang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Rong-Wu Yang, Jin-Liang Qi, Yong-Hua Yang
·Shikonin and its derivatives are important medicinal secondary metabolites accumulating in the roots of Lithospermum erythrorhizon. Although some membrane proteins have been identified as transporters of secondary metabolites, the mechanisms underlying shikonin transport and accumulation in L. erythrorhizon cells still remain largely unknown. ·In this study, we isolated a cDNA encoding LeMRP, an ATP-binding cassette transporter from L. erythrorhizon and further investigated its functions in the transport and biosynthesis of shikonin with the yeast transformation and transgenic hairy root method, respectively...
November 15, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138983/cloning-expression-analysis-and-enzyme-activity-assays-of-the-%C3%AE-carbonic-anhydrase-gene-from-chlamydomonas-sp-ice-l
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Changfeng Qu, Yingying He, Zhou Zheng, Meiling An, Lulu Li, Xixi Wang, Xiaodong He, Yibin Wang, Fangming Liu, Jinlai Miao
The α-carbonic anhydrase (α-CA) is a zinc ion-containing enzyme that catalyzes the hydration of carbon dioxide. In this paper, a full-length α-CA gene was cloned from Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L using RT-PCR and RACE-PCR for bioinformatic analysis. The α-CA open reading frame obtained by PCR was cloned into a vector and transformed into Escherichia coli to generate α-CA-producing bacteria. The α-CA was highly expressed upon induction with isopropyl-β-d-thiogalactoside (IPTG) at a final concentration of 0...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138838/effects-of-scn9a-gene-modification-on-na-channel-and-the-expression-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-a-rat-model-of-diarrhea%C3%A2-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Yong-Yan Cai, Chen Li, Zhi-Xin Yan, Na Ma, Fang-Fang Li
The aim of the present study was to identify whether the sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 9 (SCN9A) gene modification is a potential treatment for diarrhea‑predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D‑IBS), via regulating the Na+ channel and the expression of nerve growth factor (NGF). The recombinant adenovirus vector of the SCN9A gene was established, and rat colon cells were isolated for SCN9A gene modification. All subjects were divided into four groups: i) The SCN9A‑modified (D‑IBS rat model implanted with SCN9A‑modified colon cells), ii) negative control (NC; D‑IBS rat model implanted with colon cells without SCN9A gene modification), iii) blank (D‑IBS rat model without any treatment) and iv) normal (normal rats without any treatment)...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138828/identification-of-risk-genes-associated-with-myocardial-infarction-based-on-the-recursive-feature-elimination-algorithm-and-support-vector-machine-classifier
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Xiaoqiang Yang
The aim of the present study was to identify risk genes in myocardial infarction. Microarray data GSE34198, containing data from the peripheral blood of 49 myocardial infarction samples and 48 corresponding control samples, were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database to screen the differentially expressed genes (DEGs). The DEGs were used to construct a protein‑protein interaction (PPI) network of patient samples, from which the feature genes were identified using the neighboring score method...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138553/the-protective-effect-of-prmt6-overexpression-on-cigarette-smoke-extract-induced-murine-emphysema-model
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Xue He, Tiao Li, Naixin Kang, Huihui Zeng, Siying Ren, Dandan Zong, Jinhua Li, Shan Cai, Ping Chen, Yan Chen
Background: Cigarette smoke exposure is the most common risk factor for emphysema, which is one of the major pathologies of COPD. Protein arginine methyltransferase 6 (PRMT6) is a nuclear enzyme that specially catalyzes dimethylation of R2 in histone H3 (H3R2me2a). H3R2me2a prevents trimethylation of H3K4 (H3K4me3), which is located in the transcription start sites of genes in mammalian genomes. We attempted to determine the expression of PRMT6 in human samples, and investigate whether the upregulation of PRMT6 expression can attenuate the development of cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced emphysema...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138545/activation-of-notch1-signaling-alleviates-dysfunction-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-induced-by-cigarette-smoke-extract
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Yi Cheng, Wen Gu, Guorui Zhang, Xiaoming Li, Xuejun Guo
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are considered attractive therapeutic agents for the treatment of COPD. However, little is known about the impact of Notch on the proliferation, migration, and survival of MSCs in a cigarette smoke (CS) microenvironment. Here, we used CS extract to mimic the CS microenvironment in vitro, with the intention to investigate the effect of Notch in regulating proliferation, migration, and survival of BM-MSCs. Rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells were infected with lentivirus vector containing the intracellular domain of Notch1 (N1ICD) and challenged with CS extract...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138316/germline-cas9-expression-yields-highly-efficient-genome-engineering-in-a-major-worldwide-disease-vector-aedes-aegypti
#8
Ming Li, Michelle Bui, Ting Yang, Christian S Bowman, Bradley J White, Omar S Akbari
The development of CRISPR/Cas9 technologies has dramatically increased the accessibility and efficiency of genome editing in many organisms. In general, in vivo germline expression of Cas9 results in substantially higher activity than embryonic injection. However, no transgenic lines expressing Cas9 have been developed for the major mosquito disease vector Aedes aegypti Here, we describe the generation of multiple stable, transgenic Ae. aegypti strains expressing Cas9 in the germline, resulting in dramatic improvements in both the consistency and efficiency of genome modifications using CRISPR...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138282/trajectory-analysis-unveils-reelin-s-role-in-the-directed-migration-of-granule-cells-in-the-dentate-gyrus
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Shaobo Wang, Bianka Brunne, Shanting Zhao, Xuejun Chai, Jiawei Li, Jeremie Lau, Antonio Virgilio Failla, Bernd Zobiak, Mirjam Sibbe, Gary L Westbrook, David Lutz, Michael Frotscher
Reelin controls neuronal migration and layer formation. Previous studies in reeler mice deficient in Reelin focused on the result of the developmental process in fixed tissue sections. It has remained unclear whether Reelin affects the migratory process, migration directionality or migrating neurons guided by the radial glial scaffold. Moreover, Reelin has been regarded as an attractive signal, since newly generated neurons migrate toward the Reelin-containing marginal zone. Conversely, Reelin might be a stop signal, since migrating neurons in reeler, but not in wild-type mice, invade the marginal zone...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137244/microrna-423-5p-facilitates-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-apoptosis-in-renal-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-targeting-gstm1-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Xiao-Peng Yuan, Long-Shan Liu, Chuan-Bao Chen, Jian Zhou, Yi-Tao Zheng, Xiao-Ping Wang, Ming Han, Chang-Xi Wang
It has been reported that microRNAs (miRs) can regulate renal response to acute injury and members of them are believed to be important in maintenance of renal function and development of renal injury. We investigated the actions of microRNA-423-5p (miR-423-5p) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) M1 after acute kidney injury. MiR-423-5p was up-regulated and GSTM1 was down-regulated in human kidney (HK-2) cells subjected to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) and in rat kidneys subjected to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137147/development-of-pgemini-a-plant-gateway-destination-vector-allowing-the-simultaneous-integration-of-two-cdna-via-a-single-lr-clonase-reaction
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Marino Exposito-Rodriguez, Philippe P Laissue, Patricia E López-Calcagno, Philip M Mullineaux, Christine A Raines, Andrew J Simkin
Gateway technology has been used to facilitate the generation of a large number of constructs for the modification of plants for research purposes. However, many of the currently available vectors only allow the integration of a single cDNA of interest into an expression clone. The ability to over-express multiple genes in combination is essential for the study of plant development where several transcripts have a role to play in one or more metabolic processes. The tools to carry out such studies are limited, and in many cases rely on the incorporation of cDNA into expression systems via conventional cloning, which can be both time consuming and laborious...
November 12, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136092/microrpm-a-microrna-prediction-model-based-only-on-plant-small-rna-sequencing-data
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Kuan-Chien Tseng, Yi-Fan Chiang-Hsieh, Hsuan Pai, Chi-Nga Chow, Shu-Chuan Lee, Han-Qin Zheng, Po-Li Kuo, Guan-Zhen Li, Yu-Cheng Hung, Na-Sheng Lin, Wen-Chi Chang
Motivation: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous non-coding small RNAs (of about 22 nucleotides), which play an important role in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression via either mRNA cleavage or translation inhibition. Several machine learning-based approaches have been developed to identify novel miRNAs from next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Typically, precursor/genomic sequences are required as references for most methods. However, the non-availability of genomic sequences is often a limitation in miRNA discovery in non-model plants...
November 9, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134727/a-srna-in-a-reduced-mutualistic-symbiont-genome-regulates-its-own-gene-expression
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Margaret W Thairu, Siyuan Cheng, Allison K Hansen
Similar to other nutritional endosymbionts that are obligate for host survival, the mutualistic aphid endosymbiont, Buchnera, has a highly reduced genome with few regulatory elements. Until recently, it was thought that aphid hosts were primarily responsible for regulating their symbiotic relationship. However, we recently revealed that Buchnera displays differential protein regulation, but not mRNA expression. We also identified a number of conserved small RNAs (sRNAs) that are expressed among Buchnera taxa...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133827/blastocyst-formation-rate-and-transgene-expression-are-associated-with-gene-insertion-into-safe-and-non-safe-harbors-in-the-cattle-genome
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Milad Khorramian Ghahfarokhi, Kianoush Dormiani, Ali Mohammadi, Farnoosh Jafarpour, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
Integration target site is the most important factor in successful production of transgenic animals. However, stable expression of transgene without disturbing the function of the host genome depends on promoter methylation, transgene copy number and transcriptional activity in integration regions. Recently, new genome-editing tools have made much progress, however little attention has been paid to the identification of genomic safe harbors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of insertion site, promoter and copy number of transgene on the production of embryos from cattle fibroblast cells following somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133292/intracellular-hepatitis-b-virus-increases-hepatic-cholesterol-deposition-in-alcoholic-fatty-liver-via-hepatitis-b-core-protein
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Ya-Qi Wang, Ting Wu, Dan-Qing Hu, Xin-Xin Weng, Xiao-Jing Wang, Pei-Jer Chen, Xiao-Ping Luo, Hong-Wu Wang, Qin Ning
Hepatits B virus (HBV) infection is a prevalent infectious disease with serious outcomes like chronic and acute hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the metabolic alteration by HBV is rarely taken into concerns. With the high prevalence of alcohol consumption and chronic HBV infection, their overlap is assumed as an increasing latent hazard although without exact calculation, moreover, the impact of chronic alcoholic consumption combined with HBV on cholesterol metabolism is unknown. Six-week-old male FVB/Ncrl mice were hydrodynamically injected with a pGEM-4Z-1...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133148/adventitious-viruses-in-insect-cell-lines-used-for-recombinant-protein-expression
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REVIEW
Christoph Geisler, Donald L Jarvis
Insect cells are widely used for recombinant protein expression, typically as hosts for recombinant baculovirus vectors, but also for plasmid-mediated transient transfection or stable genetic transformation. Insect cells are used to express proteins for research, as well as to manufacture biologicals for human and veterinary medicine. Recently, several insect cell lines used for recombinant protein expression were found to be persistently infected with adventitious viruses. This has raised questions about how these infections might affect research performed using those cell lines...
November 10, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133118/functional-characterization-of-a-serine-protease-inhibitor-modulated-in-the-infection-of-the-aedes-aegypti-with-dengue-virus
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Tatiane Sanches Soares, Boris Luis Rodriguez Gonzalez, Ricardo José Soares Torquato, Francisco Jose Alves Lemos, André L Costa-da-Silva, Margareth de Lara Capurro Guimarães, Aparecida Sadae Tanaka
During feeding with blood meal, female Aedes aegypti can transmit infectious agents, such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses. Dengue virus causes human mortality in tropical regions of the world, and there is no specific treatment or vaccine with maximum efficiency being used for these infections. In the vector-virus interaction, the production of several molecules is modulated by both mosquitoes and invading agents. However, little information is available about these molecules in the Ae...
November 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132437/hap2-a-novel-gene-in-babesia-bigemina-is-expressed-in-tick-stages-and-specific-antibodies-block-zygote-formation
#18
Minerva Camacho-Nuez, Diego Josimar Hernández-Silva, Elizabeth Jacqueline Castañeda-Ortiz, María Elena Paredes-Martínez, Marisol Karina Rocha-Martínez, María Elizbeth Alvarez-Sánchez, Ricardo Francisco Mercado-Curiel, Gabriela Aguilar-Tipacamu, Juan Mosqueda
BACKGROUND: Bovine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by the protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. In their host vector, Babesia spp. undergo sexual reproduction. Therefore, the development of sexual stages and the subsequent formation of the zygote are essential for the parasite to invade the intestinal cells of the vector tick and continue its life-cycle. HAP2/GCS1 is a protein identified in plants, protozoan parasites and other organisms that has an important role during membrane fusion in fertilization processes...
November 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132374/yeast-interfering-rna-larvicides-targeting-neural-genes-induce-high-rates-of-anopheles-larval-mortality
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Keshava Mysore, Limb K Hapairai, Longhua Sun, Elizabeth I Harper, Yingying Chen, Kathleen K Eggleson, Jacob S Realey, Nicholas D Scheel, David W Severson, Na Wei, Molly Duman-Scheel
BACKGROUND: Although larviciding can reduce the number of outdoor biting malaria vector mosquitoes, which may help to prevent residual malaria transmission, the current larvicide repertoire is faced with great challenges to sustainability. The identification of new effective, economical, and biorational larvicides could facilitate maintenance and expansion of the practice of larviciding in integrated malaria vector mosquito control programmes. Interfering RNA molecules represent a novel class of larvicides with untapped potential for sustainable mosquito control...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132307/involvement-of-lemdr-an-atp-binding-cassette-protein-gene-in-shikonin-transport-and-biosynthesis-in-lithospermum-erythrorhizon
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Yu Zhu, Gui-Hua Lu, Zhuo-Wu Bian, Feng-Yao Wu, Yan-Jun Pang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Rong-Wu Yang, Cheng-Yi Tang, Jin-Liang Qi, Yong-Hua Yang
BACKGROUND: Shikonin is a naphthoquinone secondary metabolite with important medicinal value and is found in Lithospermum erythrorhizon. Considering the limited knowledge on the membrane transport mechanism of shikonin, this study investigated such molecular mechanism. RESULTS: We successfully isolated an ATP-binding cassette protein gene, LeMDR, from L. erythrorhizon. LeMDR is predominantly expressed in L. erythrorhizon roots, where shikonin accumulated. Functional analysis of LeMDR by using the yeast cell expression system revealed that LeMDR is possibly involved in the shikonin efflux transport...
November 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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