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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324282/recurrent-bowel-blood-translocations-of-escherichia-coli-with-the-unique-virulence-characteristics-over-three-year-period-in-the-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-case-report
#1
Beata Krawczyk, Anna Śledzińska, Agnieszka Piekarska, Andrzej Hellmann, Józef Kur
In patients with haematological malignancies, the bowel remains the main source of Escherichia coli bloodstream infections. We present the clinical example of recurrent bowel-blood translocations of E. coli with the unique virulence characteristics in a 55-year-old male with the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia. The virulent factors profile of examined strains confirmed that the co-existence of genes papC, sfa, usp and cnf1, encoding virulence factors, predisposes E. coli to translocation from the gastrointestinal tract to the vascular bed...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324206/indeterminate-domain-protein-binding-sequences-in-the-5-untranslated-region-and-promoter-of-the-scarecrow-gene-play-crucial-and-distinct-roles-in-regulating-scarecrow-expression-in-roots-and-leaves
#2
Atsushi Kobayashi, Satoshi Miura, Akiko Kozaki
SCARECROW (SCR) and SHORT-ROOT (SHR), which belong to the GRAS transcription factor family, are key regulators of root and leaf growth and development. Despite the importance of SCR expression for proper plant development, the mechanism of SCR regulation has not been clarified. A previous study showed that an INDETERMINATE DOMAIN transcription factor, JACKDAW (JKD), is essential for the expression of SCR in combination with SCR and SHR. In this study, we characterized possible binding sequences of INDETERMINATE DOMAIN PROTEIN in the 1...
March 21, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324069/glucose-homeostasis-regulation-by-peripheral-circadian-clocks-in-rodents-and-humans
#3
Frederic Gachon, Ursula Loizides-Mangold, Volodymyr Petrenko, Charna Dibner
Most organisms, including humans, have developed an intrinsic system of circadian oscillators, allowing the anticipation of events related to the rotation of the Earth around its own axis. The mammalian circadian timing system orchestrates nearly all aspects of physiology and behavior. Together with systemic signals, emanating from the central clock which resides in the hypothalamus, peripheral oscillators orchestrate tissue-specific fluctuations in gene expression, protein synthesis, and posttranslational modifications, driving overt rhythms in physiology and behavior...
March 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324051/androgen-stimulates-growth-of-mouse-preantral-follicles-in-vitro-interaction-with-follicle-stimulating-hormone-and-with-growth-factors-of-the-tgf%C3%AE-superfamily
#4
Mhairi Laird, Kacie Thomson, Mark Fenwick, Jocelyn Mora, Stephen Franks, Kate Hardy
Androgens are essential for the normal function of mature antral follicles but also have a role in the early stages of follicle development. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the commonest cause of anovulatory infertility, is characterized by androgen excess and aberrant follicle development that includes accelerated early follicle growth. We have examined the effects of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on development of isolated mouse preantral follicles in culture with the specific aims of investigating interaction with FSH, the steroidogenic pathway and with growth factors of the TGFβ superfamily that are known to have a role in early follicle development...
January 24, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324024/thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE-controls-developmental-timing-and-regulates-the-rate-and-coordination-of-tissue-specific-metamorphosis-in-xenopus-tropicalis
#5
Luan Wen, Yuki Shibata, Dan Su, Liezhen Fu, Nga Luu, Yun-Bo Shi
Thyroid hormone (T3) receptor (TR) mediates the effects of T3 on organ metabolism and animal development. There are two TR genes, TRα and TRβ, in all vertebrates. During animal development, TRα expression is activated earlier than zygotic T3 synthesis and secretion into the plasma, implicating a developmental role of TRα both in the presence and absence of T3. Using T3-dependend amphibian metamorphosis as a model, we have previously proposed a dual functional model for TRs, in particular TRα, during development...
March 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323953/activation-of-male-liver-chromatin-accessibility-and-stat5-dependent-gene-transcription-by-plasma-growth-hormone-pulses
#6
Jeannette Connerney, Dana Lau-Corona, Andy Rampersaud, David J Waxman
Sex-differences in pituitary growth hormone (GH) secretion (pulsatile in males vs near continuous/persistent in females) impart sex-dependent expression to hundreds of genes in adult mouse liver. STAT5, a GH-activated transcription factor that is essential for liver sexual dimorphism, is dynamically activated in direct response to each male plasma GH pulse. However, the impact of GH-induced STAT5 pulses on liver chromatin accessibility and downstream transcriptional events is unknown. Here, we investigate the impact of a single pulse of GH given to hypophysectomized mice on local liver chromatin accessibility [DNase hypersensitive site analysis], transcription rates [hnRNA analysis], and gene expression [quantitative PCR and RNA-Seq] determined 30, 90 or 240 min later...
February 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323945/coordinated-regulation-among-progesterone-prostaglandins-and-egf-like-factors-in-human-ovulatory-follicles
#7
Yohan Choi, Kalin Wilson, Patrick R Hannon, Katherine L Rosewell, Mats Brännström, James W Akin, Thomas E Curry, Misung Jo
CONTEXT: In animal models, the LH surge increases progesterone (P4)/its receptor (PGR), prostaglandins (PTGs), and epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like factors that play essential roles in ovulation. However, little is known about the expression, regulation, and function of these key ovulatory mediators in humans. OBJECTIVES: To determine when and how these key ovulatory mediators are induced after the luteinizing hormone surge in human ovaries. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Timed periovulatory follicles were obtained from cycling women...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323899/lawsonia-intracellularis-exploits-%C3%AE-catenin-wnt-and-notch-signalling-pathways-during-infection-of-intestinal-crypt-to-alter-cell-homeostasis-and-promote-cell-proliferation
#8
Yang W Huan, Rebecca J Bengtsson, Neil MacIntyre, Jack Guthrie, Heather Finlayson, Sionagh H Smith, Alan L Archibald, Tahar Ait-Ali
Lawsonia intracellularis is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes proliferative enteropathy (PE) in pigs. L. intracellularis infection causes extensive intestinal crypt cell proliferation and inhibits secretory and absorptive cell differentiation. However, the affected host upstream cellular pathways leading to PE are still unknown. β-catenin/Wnt signalling is essential in maintaining intestinal stem cell (ISC) proliferation and self-renewal capacity, while Notch signalling governs differentiation of secretory and absorptive lineage specification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319448/rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-1-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-hsv-g207-alone-or-with-a-single-radiation-dose-in-children-with-progressive-or-recurrent-malignant-supratentorial-brain-tumors
#9
Alicia M Waters, James M Johnston, Alyssa T Reddy, John Fiveash, Avi Madan-Swain, Kara Kachurak, Asim K Bag, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert, Gregory K Friedman
Primary central nervous system tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and the leading cause of cancer-related death in pediatric patients. Survival rates for children with malignant supratentorial brain tumors are poor despite aggressive treatment with combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and survivors often suffer from damaging lifelong sequelae from current therapies. Novel innovative treatments are greatly needed. One promising new approach is the use of a genetically engineered, conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus (HSV) that has shown tumor-specific tropism and potential efficacy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319320/the-endochondral-bone-protein-chm1-sustains-an-undifferentiated-invasive-phenotype-promoting-lung-metastasis-in-ewing-sarcoma
#10
Kristina von Heyking, Julia Calzada-Wack, Stefanie Göllner, Frauke Neff, Oxana Schmidt, Tim Hensel, David Schirmer, Annette Fasan, Irene Esposito, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Poul H Sorensen, Stefan Burdach, Günther H S Richter
Ewing sarcomas (ES) are highly malignant, osteolytic bone or soft tissue tumors, which are characterized by EWS-ETS translocations and early metastasis to lung and bone. In this study, we investigated the role of the BRICHOS chaperone domain-containing endochondral bone protein chondromodulin I (CHM1) in ES pathogenesis. CHM1 is significantly over-expressed in ES, and chromosome immunoprecipitation (ChIP) data demonstrate CHM1 to be directly bound by an EWS-ETS translocation, EWS-FLI1. Using RNA interference we observed that CHM1 promoted chondrogenic differentiation capacity of ES cells but decreased the expression of osteolytic genes such as HIF1A, IL6, JAG1 and VEGF...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319063/compromised-brca1-palb2-interaction-is-associated-with-breast-cancer-risk
#11
T K Foo, M Tischkowitz, S Simhadri, T Boshari, N Zayed, K A Burke, S H Berman, P Blecua, N Riaz, Y Huo, Y C Ding, S L Neuhausen, B Weigelt, J S Reis-Filho, W D Foulkes, B Xia
The major breast cancer suppressor proteins BRCA1 and BRCA2 play essential roles in homologous recombination (HR)-mediated DNA repair, which is thought to be critical for tumor suppression. The two BRCA proteins are linked by a third tumor suppressor, PALB2, in the HR pathway. While truncating mutations in these genes are generally pathogenic, interpretation of missense variants remains a challenge. To date, patient-derived missense variants that disrupt PALB2 binding have been identified in BRCA1 and BRCA2; however, there has not been sufficient evidence to prove their pathogenicity in humans, and no variants in PALB2 that disrupt either its BRCA1 or BRCA2 binding have been reported...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318770/expression-of-cathepsin-s-in-bcg-converts-it-into-a-pro-apoptotic-and-highly-immunogenic-strain
#12
Alice Lau, Vijender Singh, Hafid Soualhine, Zakaria Hmama
BACKGROUND: BCG vaccine, introduced almost 100years ago, is the only option to prevent TB disease. It effectively protects newborns from meningeal TB but fails to prevent adult pulmonary TB. TB kills 1.3million people annually in areas where BCG vaccination is widely practiced. Thus, more effective TB vaccines are urgently needed. Others and we have shown that BCG mimics features of virulent M. tuberculosis, in particular attenuation of essential macrophage functions such as phagosome maturation and antigen presentation...
March 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318487/a-high-resolution-map-of-transcriptional-repression
#13
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/28318383/detection-of-brucellosis-in-sika-deer-cervus-nippon-through-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp
#14
Qianhong Liu, Jie Wei, Qingsong Sun, Ben Wang, Yuting Wang, Ying Hu, Wenrong Wu
Brucellosis (Brucella bovis) in sika deer ( Cervus nippon ) can cause enormous losses to stag breeding, especially in areas in which stag breeding has become an important industry. It also poses a threat to humans because it is a zoonotic disease. Use of the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay has been poorly described in the diagnosis of brucellosis in deer. We developed a LAMP assay targeting the omp25 gene sequence to detect brucellosis (Brucella bovis) in sika deer. The reaction can be completed in 60 min at 63 C and, with a detection limit of 17 pg, it was more sensitive than conventional PCR, with its detection limit of 1...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318037/deoxycytidine-and-deoxythymidine-treatment-for-thymidine-kinase-2-deficiency
#15
Carlos Lopez-Gomez, Rebecca J Levy, Maria J Sanchez-Quintero, Marti Juanola-Falgarona, Emanuele Barca, Beatriz Garcia-Diaz, Saba Tadesse, Caterina Garone, Michio Hirano
OBJECTIVE: Thymidine kinase 2 (TK2), a critical enzyme in the mitochondrial pyrimidine salvage pathway, is essential for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) maintenance. Mutations in the nuclear gene TK2 cause TK2 deficiency, which manifests predominantly in children as myopathy with mtDNA depletion. Molecular bypass therapy with the TK2 products, dCMP and dTMP, prolongs the lifespan of Tk2-deficient (Tk2(-/-) ) mice by 2-3 fold. Because we observed rapid catabolism of the deoxynucleoside monophosphates to deoxythymidine (dT) and deoxycytidine (dC), we hypothesized that: 1) deoxynucleosides might be the major active agents and 2) inhibition of deoxycytidine deamination might enhance dTMP+dCMP therapy...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318006/inhibiting-the-bfrb-bfd-interaction-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-causes-irreversible-iron-accumulation-in-bacterioferritin-and-iron-deficiency-in-the-bacterial-cytosol
#16
Kate Eshelman, Huili Yao, Achala N D Punchi Hewage, Jacqueline J Deay, Josephine R Chandler, Mario Rivera
Iron is an essential nutrient for bacteria but the reactivity of Fe(2+) and the insolubility of Fe(3+) present significant challenges to bacterial cells. Iron storage proteins contribute to ameliorating these challenges by oxidizing Fe(2+) using O2 and H2O2 as electron acceptors, and by compartmentalizing Fe(3+). Two types of iron-storage proteins coexist in bacteria, the ferritins (Ftn) and the heme-containing bacterioferritins (Bfr), but the reasons for their coexistence are largely unknown. P. aeruginosa cells harbor two iron storage proteins (FtnA and BfrB), but nothing is known about their relative contributions to iron homeostasis...
March 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317875/chd7-is-indispensable-for-mammalian-brain-development-through-activation-of-a-neuronal-differentiation-programme
#17
Weijun Feng, Daisuke Kawauchi, Huiqin Körkel-Qu, Huan Deng, Elisabeth Serger, Laura Sieber, Jenna Ariel Lieberman, Silvia Jimeno-González, Sander Lambo, Bola S Hanna, Yassin Harim, Malin Jansen, Anna Neuerburg, Olga Friesen, Marc Zuckermann, Vijayanad Rajendran, Jan Gronych, Olivier Ayrault, Andrey Korshunov, David T W Jones, Marcel Kool, Paul A Northcott, Peter Lichter, Felipe Cortés-Ledesma, Stefan M Pfister, Hai-Kun Liu
Mutations in chromatin modifier genes are frequently associated with neurodevelopmental diseases. We herein demonstrate that the chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 7 (Chd7), frequently associated with CHARGE syndrome, is indispensable for normal cerebellar development. Genetic inactivation of Chd7 in cerebellar granule neuron progenitors leads to cerebellar hypoplasia in mice, due to the impairment of granule neuron differentiation, induction of apoptosis and abnormal localization of Purkinje cells, which closely recapitulates known clinical features in the cerebella of CHARGE patients...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317865/complete-genome-sequencing-and-antibiotics-biosynthesis-pathways-analysis-of-streptomyces-lydicus-103
#18
Nan Jia, Ming-Zhu Ding, Hao Luo, Feng Gao, Ying-Jin Yuan
More and more new natural products have been found in Streptomyces species, which become the significant resource for antibiotics production. Among them, Streptomyces lydicus has been known as its ability of streptolydigin biosynthesis. Herein, we present the genome analysis of S. lydicus based on the complete genome sequencing. The circular chromosome of S. lydicus 103 comprises 8,201,357 base pairs with average GC content 72.22%. With the aid of KEGG analysis, we found that S. lydicus 103 can transfer propanoate to succinate, glutamine or glutamate to 2-oxoglutarate, CO2 and L-glutamate to ammonia, which are conducive to the the supply of amino acids...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317238/hydrolysis-of-peptidoglycan-is-modulated-by-amidation-of-meso-diaminopimelic-acid-and-mg-2-in-bacillus-subtilis
#19
Alex Dajkovic, Benoit Tesson, Smita Chauhan, Pascal Courtin, Ruth Keary, Pierre Flores, Christian Marlière, Sergio Felipe, Marie-Pierre Chapot-Chartier, Rut Carballido-Lopez
The ability of excess Mg(2+) to compensate the absence of cell wall related genes in Bacillus subtilis has been known for a long time, but the mechanism has remained obscure. Here, we show that the rigidity of wild-type cells remains unaffected with excess Mg(2+) , but the proportion of amidated meso-diaminopimelic (mDAP) acid in their peptidoglycan (PG) is significantly reduced. We identify the amidotransferase AsnB as responsible for mDAP amidation and show that the gene encoding it is essential without added Mg(2+) ...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316978/identification-of-significant-pathways-induced-by-pax5-haploinsufficiency-based-on-protein-protein-interaction-networks-and-cluster-analysis-in-raji-cell-line
#20
Jia Gu, TongJuan Li, Lei Zhao, Xue Liang, Xing Fu, Jue Wang, Zhen Shang, Wei Huang, Jianfeng Zhou
PAX5 encodes a transcription factor essential for B-cell differentiation, and PAX5 haploinsufficiency is involved in tumorigenesis. There were few studies on how PAX5 haploinsufficiency regulated genes expression to promote tumorigenesis. In this study, we constructed the cell model of PAX5 haploinsufficiency using gene editing technology in Raji cells, detected differentially expressed genes in PAX5 haploinsufficiency Raji cells, and used protein-protein interaction networks and cluster analysis to comprehensively investigate the cellular pathways involved in PAX5 haploinsufficiency...
2017: BioMed Research International
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