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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437863/sirt3-acts-as-a-negative-regulator-of-autophagy-dictating-hepatocyte-susceptibility-to-lipotoxicity
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Songtao Li, Xiaobing Dou, Hua Ning, Qing Song, Wei Wei, Ximei Zhang, Chen Shen, Jiaxin Li, Changhao Sun, Zhenyuan Song
Lipotoxicity induced by saturated fatty acids (SFAs) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, the exact mechanism(s) remain to be fully elucidated. SIRT3 is an NAD(+) -dependent deacetylase primarily located inside mitochondria. In this study, we demonstrated that a SFAs-rich high-fat diet (HFD) was more detrimental to the liver than an isocaloric unsaturated FAs-rich HFD. Unexpectedly, SIRT3 expression/activity were significantly elevated in the livers of mice exposed to the SFAs-rich HFD...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437683/pink1-and-parkin-emerging-themes-in-mitochondrial-homeostasis
#2
REVIEW
Thomas G McWilliams, Miratul Mk Muqit
The Parkinson's disease (PD)-associated protein kinase, PTEN-induced putative kinase1 (PINK1), and ubiquitin E3 ligase, Parkin function in a common signalling pathway known to regulate mitochondrial network homeostasis and quality control, including mitophagy. The multistep activation of this pathway, as well as an unexpected convergence between the post-translational modifications of ubiquitylation and phosphorylation, has added breadth to our understanding of cellular damage responses during human disease...
April 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437677/localization-of-enhancer-of-try-and-cpc1-protein-in-arabidopsis-root-epidermis
#3
Rumi Tominaga-Wada, Tetsuya Kurata, Takuji Wada
CAPRICE (CPC) is a R3-type MYB transcription factor, which induces root-hair cell differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana. The CPC homologous gene ENHANCER TRY AND CPC1 (ETC1) has a similar function to CPC, and acts in concert with CPC. The CPC protein moves between root epidermal cells, from hairless cells to the neighboring cells, and promotes root-hair differentiation. Therefore, ETC1 is predicted to have movement ability similar to that of CPC. In this study, we generated ETC1:ETC1:GFP and CPC:ETC1:GFP transgenic plants to clarify whether ETC1 exhibits cell-to-cell movement...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437468/role-of-cleavage-at-the-core-e1-junction-of-hepatitis-c-virus-polyprotein-in-viral-morphogenesis
#4
Véronique Pène, Matthieu Lemasson, Francis Harper, Gérard Pierron, Arielle R Rosenberg
In hepatitis C virus (HCV) polyprotein sequence, core protein terminates with E1 envelope signal peptide. Cleavage by signal peptidase (SP) separates E1 from the complete form of core protein, anchored in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane by the signal peptide. Subsequent cleavage of the signal peptide by signal-peptide peptidase (SPP) releases the mature form of core protein, which preferentially relocates to lipid droplets. Both of these cleavages are required for the HCV infectious cycle, supporting the idea that HCV assembly begins at the surface of lipid droplets, yet SPP-catalyzed cleavage is dispensable for initiation of budding in the ER...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437395/global-survey-of-the-immunomodulatory-potential-of-common-drugs
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Gregory I Vladimer, Berend Snijder, Nikolaus Krall, Johannes W Bigenzahn, Kilian V M Huber, Charles-Hugues Lardeau, Kumar Sanjiv, Anna Ringler, Ulrika Warpman Berglund, Monika Sabler, Oscar Lopez de la Fuente, Paul Knöbl, Stefan Kubicek, Thomas Helleday, Ulrich Jäger, Giulio Superti-Furga
Small-molecule drugs may complement antibody-based therapies in an immune-oncology setting, yet systematic methods for the identification and characterization of the immunomodulatory properties of these entities are lacking. We surveyed the immumomodulatory potential of 1,402 small chemical molecules, as defined by their ability to alter the cell-cell interactions among peripheral mononuclear leukocytes ex vivo, using automated microscopy and population-wide single-cell image analysis. Unexpectedly, ∼10% of the agents tested affected these cell-cell interactions differentially...
April 24, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437254/interaction-driven-distinctive-electronic-states-of-artificial-atoms-at-the-zno-interface
#6
Tapash Chakraborty, Aram Manaselyan, Manuk Barseghyan
We have investigated the electronic states of planar quantum dots at the ZnO interface containing a few interacting electrons in an externally applied magnetic field. The electron-electron interaction effects are expected to be much stronger in this case than in traditional semiconductor quantum systems, such as in GaAs or InAs quantum dots. In order to highlight that stronger Coulomb effects in the ZnO quantum dots, we have compared the energy spectra and the magnetization in this system to those of the InAs quantum dots...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437073/inter-motif-communication-induces-hierarchical-ca2-filling-of-caldendrin
#7
Uday Kiran, Phanindranath Regur, Michael R Kreutz, Yogendra Sharma, Asima Chakraborty
A crucial event in calcium signalling is the transition of a calcium sensor from the apo (Ca2+ free) to the holo (Ca2+ saturated) state. Caldendrin (CDD) is a neuronal Ca2+-binding protein with two functional (EF3 and EF4) and two atypical (EF1 and EF2), non-Ca2+-binding EF-hand motifs. During the transition from the apo to the holo state, guided by the step-wise filling of Ca2+, the protein passes through distinct states and acquires a stable conformational state when only EF3 is occupied by Ca2+. This state is characterized by a Ca2+-derived structural gain in EF3 with destabilization of the EF4 motif...
April 24, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436700/an-approach-to-the-evaluation-of-incidentally-identified-bone-lesions-encountered-on-imaging-studies
#8
Stephanie Bernard, Eric Walker, Meera Raghavan
OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the various anatomic and molecular imaging techniques in the evaluation of unexpected bone lesions. CONCLUSION: An approach to the imaging evaluation of chondroid, osteoblastic, and osteolytic lesions as well as focal marrow abnormalities is reviewed.
May 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436440/a-metallic-molybdenum-dioxide-with-high-stability-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#9
Qiqi Zhang, Xinshi Li, Qiang Ma, Qing Zhang, Hua Bai, Wencai Yi, Jingyao Liu, Jing Han, Guangcheng Xi
Compared with noble metals, semiconductors with surface plasmon resonance effect are another type of SERS substrate materials. The main obstacles so far are that the semiconducting materials are often unstable and easy to be further oxidized or decomposed by laser irradiating or contacting with corrosive substances. Here, we report that metallic MoO2 can be used as a SERS substrate to detect trace amounts of highly risk chemicals including bisphenol A (BPA), dichloropheno (DCP), pentachlorophenol (PCP) and so on...
April 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436200/randomised-controlled-trial-shows-that-co-bedding-twins-may-reduce-birth-weight-recovery-delay-parenteral-nutrition-weaning-time-and-hospitalisation
#10
Arnaud Legrand, Anne Frondas, Fabien Aubret, Anne Corre, Cyril Flamant, Laure Simon, Clothilde Desrobert, Jean-Christophe Rozé
AIM: Cobedding describes a technique where premature twins are kept within the same incubator, inside a common cocoon, to prolong the alleged in utero behavioral bond and reduce post-natal stress. However there is no consensus amongst neonatologists regarding any clinical or developmental benefits cobedding may provide, in particular when performed early after the birth. The NEOCOB (NEOnatology & COBedding) trial aimed to assess, for the first time, early cobedding in preterm newborn twins...
April 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436000/foxo3a-suppression-and-vps34-activity-are-essential-to-anti-atrophic-effects-of-leucine-in-skeletal-muscle
#11
Igor L Baptista, João G Silvestre, William J Silva, Siegfried Labeit, Anselmo S Moriscot
Our aim is to gain insight into the mechanisms underlying the anti-atrophic effects of leucine, namely, the way that this amino acid can restrain the up-regulation of MuRF1 and Mafbx/Atrogin-1 in muscle atrophy. Male rats received dietary leucine supplementation for 1-3 days, during which time their hind limbs were immobilized. Our results showed that leucine inhibited Forkhead Box O3 (FoxO3a) translocation to cell nuclei. In addition, leucine was able to reverse the expected reduction of FoXO3a ubiquitination caused by immobilization...
April 24, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435968/unexpected-proton-mobility-in-the-bulk-phase-of-cholinium-based-ionic-liquids-new-insights-from-theoretical-calculations
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Marco Campetella, Maria Montagna, Lorenzo Gontrani, Eleonora Scarpellini, Enrico Bodo
We have explored by means of ab initio molecular dynamics two ionic liquids based on the combination of a choline cation with deprotonated cysteine and aspartic acid anions. While the combination of the strong base choline with various other amino-acids leads to the formation of a highly ionized medium where proton transfer is negligible, the presence of additional protic functions on the SH and COOH groups leads to an unexpected and interesting behavior and to a sizable migration of their acidic protons onto the NH2 basic terminals...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435930/spinal-subdural-hematoma-a-rare-case-of-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicating-routine-minimally-invasive-lumbar-discectomy-and-decompression-and-relevant-literature-review
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Chelsea C Boe, Brett A Freedman, Ravi Kumar, Kendall Lee, Robert McDonald, John Port
We present a case of apparently uncomplicated lumbar decompression and discectomy with delayed postoperative neurological deterioration secondary to subdural hematoma at the thoracolumbar level of the spinal cord. Previously described subdural hematomas have occurred spontaneously or related to iatrogenic injury. Hitherto, no case of acute postoperative subdural hematoma has been reported in the postoperative setting in the absence of known iatrogenic dural injury. A 76-year-old male with central and lateral recess spinal stenosis underwent apparently uncomplicated bilateral L3-4 and left sided L4-5 decompressive partial laminectomies and discectomy...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435864/microbial-arms-race-ballistic-nematocysts-in-dinoflagellates-represent-a-new-extreme-in-organelle-complexity
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Gregory S Gavelis, Kevin C Wakeman, Urban Tillmann, Christina Ripken, Satoshi Mitarai, Maria Herranz, Suat Özbek, Thomas Holstein, Patrick J Keeling, Brian S Leander
We examine the origin of harpoon-like secretory organelles (nematocysts) in dinoflagellate protists. These ballistic organelles have been hypothesized to be homologous to similarly complex structures in animals (cnidarians); but we show, using structural, functional, and phylogenomic data, that nematocysts evolved independently in both lineages. We also recorded the first high-resolution videos of nematocyst discharge in dinoflagellates. Unexpectedly, our data suggest that different types of dinoflagellate nematocysts use two fundamentally different types of ballistic mechanisms: one type relies on a single pressurized capsule for propulsion, whereas the other type launches 11 to 15 projectiles from an arrangement similar to a Gatling gun...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435727/crystal-structure-of-bis-1-10-phenanthroline-%C3%AE%C2%BA-2-n-n-1-3-thia-zole-2-thiol-ato-%C3%AE%C2%BA-2-s-2-n-nickel-ii-hexa-fluorido-phosphate-1-4-dioxane-sesquisolvate
#15
Keisuke Kai, Tomohiko Hamaguchi, Isao Ando
The title salt, [Ni(C3H2NS2)(C12H8N2)2]PF6·1.5C4H8O2, was the unexpected product on making an attempt to prepare an [Ni(2-mercapto-thia-zol-ate)(1,10-phenanthroline)](+) complex by reaction of [NiCl2(1,10-phen-an-throline)] with 2-mercapto-thia-zolate. In the resulting complex, the 2-mercapto-thia-zolate anion acts as a chelating ligand, which coordinates to the Ni(II) ion with the thia-zolyl N and thiol-ate S atoms. In the crystal, π-π stacking inter-actions between the coordinating 1,10-phenanthroline mol-ecules of adjacent complexes result in a zigzag chain running parallel to the c axis...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435084/optimization-of-behavioural-tests-for-the-prediction-of-outcomes-in-mouse-models-of-focal-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#16
Zhuoyu Wen, Xiaomeng Xu, Lili Xu, Lian Yang, Xiaohui Xu, Juehu A Zhu, Li Wu, Yongjun Jiang, Xinfeng Liu
Intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) is the most widely used model of stroke. We aimed to predict the outcome of MCAO using a combination of fine behavioural tests for the prediction of unsuccessful surgery in mice leading to no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death. MCAO was performed on adult mice under the guidance of laser-Doppler flowmetry (LDF) to warrant a decrease in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the MCA territory. Four outcomes of MCAO were defined according to histological analysis: infarction, no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death (death within 24 h post-surgery)...
April 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434996/effect-of-heparin-and-heparan-sulphate-on-open-promoter-complex-formation-for-a-simple-tandem-gene-model-using-ex-situ-atomic-force-microscopy
#17
Oliver Chammas, William A Bonass, Neil H Thomson
The influence of heparin and heparan sulphate (HepS) on the appearance and analysis of open promoter complex (RPo) formation by E. coli RNA polymerase (RNAP) holoenzyme (σ(70)RNAP) on linear DNA using ex-situ imaging by atomic force microscopy (AFM) has been investigated. Introducing heparin or HepS into the reaction mix significantly reduces non-specific interactions of the σ(70)RNAP and RNAP after RPo formation allowing for better interpretation of complexes shown within AFM images, particularly on DNA templates containing more than one promoter...
April 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434916/the-tetrameric-plant-lectin-banlec-neutralizes-hiv-through-bidentate-binding-to-specific-viral-glycans
#18
Jonathan T S Hopper, Stephen Ambrose, Oliver C Grant, Stefanie A Krumm, Timothy M Allison, Matteo T Degiacomi, Mark D Tully, Laura K Pritchard, Gabriel Ozorowski, Andrew B Ward, Max Crispin, Katie J Doores, Robert J Woods, Justin L P Benesch, Carol V Robinson, Weston B Struwe
Select lectins have powerful anti-viral properties that effectively neutralize HIV-1 by targeting the dense glycan shield on the virus. Here, we reveal the mechanism by which one of the most potent lectins, BanLec, achieves its inhibition. We identify that BanLec recognizes a subset of high-mannose glycans via bidentate interactions spanning the two binding sites present on each BanLec monomer that were previously considered separate carbohydrate recognition domains. We show that both sites are required for high-affinity glycan binding and virus neutralization...
April 17, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434841/transcriptional-dependencies-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
#19
Surya Nagaraja, Nicholas A Vitanza, Pamelyn J Woo, Kathryn R Taylor, Fang Liu, Lei Zhang, Meng Li, Wei Meng, Anitha Ponnuswami, Wenchao Sun, Jie Ma, Esther Hulleman, Tomek Swigut, Joanna Wysocka, Yujie Tang, Michelle Monje
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a fatal pediatric cancer with limited therapeutic options. The majority of cases of DIPG exhibit a mutation in histone-3 (H3K27M) that results in oncogenic transcriptional aberrancies. We show here that DIPG is vulnerable to transcriptional disruption using bromodomain inhibition or CDK7 blockade. Targeting oncogenic transcription through either of these methods synergizes with HDAC inhibition, and DIPG cells resistant to HDAC inhibitor therapy retain sensitivity to CDK7 blockade...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433969/gastrocolic-fistula-in-a-child-following-corrosive-acid-ingestion
#20
Aureen Ruby DCunha, Susan Jehangir
Gastrocolic fistulas in children are most commonly seen after placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. We present a 14-year-old girl who developed a gastrocolic fistula following accidental corrosive acid ingestion. On evaluation of her symptoms, a barium swallow identified the gastrocolic fistula. It healed spontaneously in 3 months. This was both unexpected and remarkable. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of a gastrocolic fistula occurring following corrosive ingestion.
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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