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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439037/regulation-of-a-glycerol-induced-quinoprotein-alcohol-dehydrogenase-by-%C3%AF-54-and-a-luxr-type-regulator-in-azospirillum-brasilense-sp7
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Vijay Shankar Singh, Ashutosh Prakash Dubey, Ankush Gupta, Sudhir Singh, Bhupendra Narain Singh, Anil Kumar Tripathi
Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 uses glycerol as carbon source for growth and nitrogen fixation. When grown in medium containing glycerol as carbon source it upregulates the expression of a protein which was identified as quinoprotein alcohol dehydrogenase (ExaA). Inactivation of exaA adversely affects the growth of A. brasilense on glycerol. Determination of the transcription start site of exaA revealed an RpoN dependent -12/-24 promoter consensus. The expression of an exaA:lacZ fusion was induced maximally by glycerol, and was dependent on σ(54) Bioinformatic analysis of the sequence flanking the -12/-24 promoter revealed a 17 bp sequence motif with a dyad symmetry of 6 nucleotides upstream of the promoter, disruption of which caused a drastic reduction in promoter activity...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437677/localization-of-enhancer-of-try-and-cpc1-protein-in-arabidopsis-root-epidermis
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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/28433994/the-chs4-chromatin-insulator-reduces-the-rate-of-retroviral-vector-mediated-gene-dysregulation-associated-with-aberrant-vector-transcription
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Xianyao Zhou, Qiujun Liu, Da Wang, Xuemei Zhang, David W Emery, Chang L Li
Integrating gammaretroviral vectors can dysregulate the expression of cellular genes through a variety of mechanisms, leading to genotoxicity and malignant transformation. Although most attention has focused on the activation of cellular genes by vector enhancers, aberrant fusion transcripts involving cellular gene sequences and vector promoters, vector splice elements, and vector transcription termination sequences have also been mechanistically associated with dysregulated expression of cellular genes. Chromatin insulators have emerged as an effective tool for reducing the frequency of vector-mediated genotoxicity and malignant transformation and have been shown to block the activation of cellular genes by vector enhancers...
April 22, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433077/development-and-clinical-utility-of-a-blood-based-test-service-for-the-rapid-identification-of-actionable-mutations-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Hestia Mellert, Trudi Foreman, Leisa Jackson, Dianna Maar, Scott Thurston, Kristina Koch, Amanda Weaver, Samantha Cooper, Nicholas Dupuis, Ubaradka G Sathyanarayana, Jakkie Greer, Westen Hahn, Dawne Shelton, Paula Stonemetz, Gary A Pestano
Nearly 80% of cancer patients do not have genetic mutation results available at initial oncology consultation; up to 25% of patients begin treatment before receiving their results. These factors hinder the ability to pursue optimal treatment strategies. This study validates a blood-based genome-testing service that provides accurate results within 72 hours. We focused on targetable variants in advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma-epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) variant L858R, exon 19 deletion (ΔE746-A750), and T790M; GTPase Kirsten ras gene (KRAS) variants G12C/D/V; and echinoderm microtubule associated protein like and 4 anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase fusion (EML4-ALK) transcripts 1/2/3...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433076/identification-of-ntrk3-fusions-in-childhood-melanocytic-neoplasms
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Lu Wang, Klaus J Busam, Ryma Benayed, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, Ryan Denley, Mamta Rao, Ruth Aryeequaye, Kerry Mullaney, Long Cao, Marc Ladanyi, Meera Hameed
Spitzoid neoplasms are a distinct group of melanocytic tumors. Genetically, they lack mutations in common melanoma-associated oncogenes. Recent studies have shown that spitzoid tumors may contain a variety of kinase fusions, including ROS1, NTRK1, ALK, BRAF, and RET fusions. We report herein the discovery of recurrent NTRK3 gene rearrangements in childhood melanocytic neoplasms with spitzoid and/or atypical features, based on genome-wide copy number analysis by single-nucleotide polymorphism array, which showed intragenic copy number changes in NTRK3...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426098/targeting-chromatin-defects-in-selected-solid-tumors-based-on-oncogene-addiction-synthetic-lethality-and-epigenetic-antagonism
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D Morel, G Almouzni, J-C Soria, S Postel-Vinay
Background: Although the role of epigenetic abnormalities has been studied for several years in cancer genesis and development, epigenetic-targeting drugs have historically failed to demonstrate efficacy in solid malignancies. However, successful targeting of chromatin remodeling deficiencies, histone writers and histone reader alterations has been achieved very recently using biomarker-driven and mechanism-based approaches. Epigenetic targeting is now one of the most active areas in drug development and could represent novel therapeutic opportunity for up to 25% of all solid tumors...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424232/spatiotemporal-regulation-of-cell-fusion-by-jnk-and-jak-stat-signaling-during-drosophila-wound-healing
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Chan-Wool Lee, Si-Hyoung Park, Kwang-Min Choe
Cell-cell fusion is widely observed during development and disease and imposes a dramatic change on participating cells. Cell fusion should be tightly controlled, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here, we found that the JAK/STAT pathway suppressed cell fusion during wound healing and delimited the event to the vicinity of the wound in the Drosophila larval epidermis. In the absence of JAK/STAT signaling, a large syncytium containing 3-fold the number of nuclei observed in wild-type tissue formed in wounded epidermis...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421097/development-of-incompletely-fused-carpels-in-maize-ovary-revealed-by-mirna-target-gene-and-phytohormone-analysis
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Hongping Li, Ting Peng, Qun Wang, Yufeng Wu, Jianfeng Chang, Moubiao Zhang, Guiliang Tang, Chaohai Li
Although the molecular basis of carpel fusion in maize ovary development remains largely unknown, increasing evidence suggests a critical role of microRNAs (miRNAs). In this study, a combination of miRNA sequencing, degradome and physiological analyses was used to characterize carpel fusion development in maize ovaries showing incompletely (IFC) and completely fused carpels (CFC). A total of 162 known miRNAs distributed across 33 families were identified, of which 20 were differentially expressed. In addition, 53 miRNA candidates were identified, of which 10 were differentially expressed in the IFC and CFC ovaries...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420485/subcutaneous-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-a-rare-subtype-with-predilection-for-the-head-a-retrospective-series-of-18-cases
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Beatriz Llombart, Carlos Serra-Guillén, Luis Rubio, Eduardo Nagore, Celia Requena, Victor Traves, Laura Calomarde, Bernardo Bancalari, José Antonio López-Guerrero, Carlos Guillen-Barona, Onofre Sanmartín
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) typically affects the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The subcutaneous variant is rare. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize the subcutaneous DFSP (SC-DFSP) variant and compare it with cutaneous DFSP (C-DFSP). METHODS: This work was a retrospective study of DFSP treated in our institution. RESULTS: Of 124 cases of DFSP, 18 were SC-DFSP (14.5%). Except for the deep location, the pathologic and genetic features were indistinguishable from the C-DFSP variant...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419802/programming-post-translational-control-over-the-metabolic-labeling-of-cellular-proteins-with-a-non-canonical-amino-acid
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Emily E Thomas, Naresh Pandey, Sarah E Knudsen, Zachary T Ball, Jonathan J Silberg
Transcriptional control can be used to program cells to label proteins with non-canonical amino acids by regulating the expression of orthogonal aminoacyl tRNA synthetases (aaRSs). However, we cannot yet program cells to control labeling in response to aaRS and ligand binding. To identify aaRSs whose activities can be regulated by interactions with ligands, we used a combinatorial approach to discover fragmented variants of Escherichia coli methionyl tRNA synthetase (MetRS) that require fusion to associating proteins for maximal activity...
April 18, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419331/an-apoplastic-%C3%AE-glucosidase-is-essential-for-the-degradation-of-flavonol-3-o-%C3%AE-glucoside-7-o-%C3%AE-rhamnosides-in-arabidopsis
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Jonathon Roepke, Harley O W Gordon, Kevin J A Neil, Satinder Gidda, Robert T Mullen, José A Freixas Coutin, Delaney Bray-Stone, Gale G Bozzo
Flavonol bisglycosides accumulate in plant vegetative tissues in response to abiotic stress, including simultaneous environmental perturbations (i.e., nitrogen deficiency and low temperature, NDLT), but disappear with recovery from NDLT. Previously, we determined that a recombinant Arabidopsis β-glucosidase (BGLU), BGLU15, hydrolyzes flavonol 3-O-β-glucoside-7-O-α-rhamnosides and flavonol 3-O-β-glucosides, forming flavonol 7-O-α-rhamnosides and flavonol aglycones, respectively. In this study, the transient expression of a BGLU15-Cherry fusion protein in onion epidermal cells demonstrated that BGLU15 was localized to the apoplast...
April 13, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418093/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-does-not-regulate-osteoclastogenesis-but-enhances-bone-resorption-activity-via-prolyl-4-hydroxylase-2
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Philippa A Hulley, Tammie Bishop, Aude Vernet, Jurgen E Schneider, James R Edwards, Nick A Athanasou, Helen J Knowles
Osteogenic-angiogenic coupling is promoted by the Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α) transcription factor, provoking interest in HIF activation as a therapeutic strategy to improve osteoblast mineralisation and treat pathological osteolysis. However, HIF also enhances the bone resorbing activity of mature osteoclasts. It is therefore essential to determine the full effect(s) of HIF on both the formation and bone-resorbing function of osteoclasts in order to understand how they might respond to such a strategy...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418072/myb-gata1-fusion-promotes-basophilic-leukaemia-involvement-of-il33-and-nerve-growth-factor-receptors
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Stéphane Ducassou, Valérie Prouzet-Mauléon, Marie-Céline Deau, Philippe Brunet de la Grange, Bruno Cardinaud, Hayssam Soueidan, Cathy Quelen, Pierre Brousset, Jean-Max Pasquet, François Moreau-Gaudry, Michel Arock, François-Xavier Mahon, Eric Lippert
Acute basophilic leukaemia (ABL) is a rare subtype of acute myeloblastic leukaemia. We previously described a recurrent t(X;6)(p11;q23) translocation generating a MYB-GATA1 fusion gene in male infants with ABL. To better understand its role, the chimeric MYB-GATA1 transcription factor was expressed in CD34-positive hematopoietic progenitors which were transplanted into immunodeficient mice. Cells expressing MYB-GATA1 showed increased expression of markers of immaturity (CD34), of granulocytic lineage (CD33, CD117) and of basophilic differentiation (CD203c, FcƐRI)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416638/eya2-a-target-activated-by-plzf-is-critical-for-plzf-rara-induced-leukemogenesis
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Ryoichi Ono, Masahiro Masuya, Satomi Ishii, Naoyuki Katayama, Tetsuya Nosaka
PLZF is a transcription factor that confers aberrant self-renewal in leukemogenesis, and the PLZF-RARA fusion gene causes acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) through differentiation block. However, the molecular mechanisms of aberrant self-renewal underlying PLZF-mediated leukemogenesis are poorly understood. To investigate these mechanisms, comprehensive expression profiling of mouse hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells transduced with Plzf was performed, which revealed the involvement of a key transcriptional coactivator, Eya2, a target molecule shared by Plzf and PLZF-RARA, in the aberrant self-renewal...
April 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416533/capturing-in-vivo-rna-transcriptional-dynamics-from-the-malaria-parasite-plasmodium-falciparum
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Heather J Painter, Manuela Carrasquilla, Manuel Llinás
To capture the transcriptional dynamics within proliferating cells, methods to differentiate nascent transcription from pre-existing mRNAs are desired. One approach is to label newly synthesized mRNA transcripts in vivo through the incorporation of modified pyrimidines. However, the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is incapable of pyrimidine salvage for mRNA biogenesis. To capture cellular mRNA dynamics during Plasmodium development, we engineered parasites that can salvage pyrimidines through the expression of a single bifunctional yeast fusion gene, cytosine deaminase/uracil phosphoribosyltransferase (FCU)...
April 17, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415823/recurrent-fusion-rna-dus4l-bcap29-in-non-cancer-human-tissues-and-cells
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Yue Tang, Fujun Qin, Aiqun Liu, Hui Li
Traditional gene fusions are involved in the development of various neoplasia. DUS4L-BCAP29, a chimeric fusion RNA, has been reported to be a cancer-fusion in prostate and gastric cancer, in addition to playing a tumorigenic role. Here, we showed that the DUS4L-BCAP29 fusion transcript exists in a variety of normal tissues. It is also present in non-cancer epithelial, as well as in fibroblast cell lines. Quantitatively, the fusion transcript has a comparable expression in non-cancerous, gastric and prostate cell lines and tissues as in the cancer cell lines and tissues...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415646/combination-of-immunohistochemistry-fish-and-rt-pcr-shows-high-incidence-of-xp11-translocation-rcc-comparison-of-three-different-diagnostic-methods
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Hyun Jung Lee, Dong Hoon Shin, GyuYou Noh, Young Keum Kim, Ahrong Kim, Nari Shin, Jung Hee Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Jee Yeon Kim, Chang Hun Lee, Mee Young Sol, Seo Hee Rha, Sung Woo Park
We evaluated the frequency of translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and how well the TFE3 immunoreactivity is concordant with TFE3 gene translocation status proved by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay and RT-PCR. TFE3 and Cathepsin K expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 185 RCC cases, and 48 cases either of more than weak expression of TFE3 or of positivity for Cathepsin K were done for FISH analysis and RT-PCR. All the RT-PCR positive cases were confirmed by cloning and sequencing...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414270/human-biallelic-mfn2-mutations-induce-mitochondrial-dysfunction-upper-body-adipose-hyperplasia-and-suppression-of-leptin-expression
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Nuno M Rocha, David A Bulger, Andrea Frontini, Hannah Titheradge, Sigrid Bjerge Gribsholt, Rachel Knox, Matthew Page, Julie Harris, Felicity Payne, Claire Adams, Alison Sleigh, John Crawford, Anette Prior Gjesing, Jette Bork-Jensen, Oluf Pedersen, Inês Barroso, Torben Hansen, Helen Cox, Mary Reilly, Alex Rossor, Rebecca J Brown, Simeon I Taylor, Duncan McHale, Martin Armstrong, Elif A Oral, Vladimir Saudek, Stephen I O'Rahilly, Eamonn R Maher, Bjørn Richelsen, David B Savage, Robert K Semple
MFN2 encodes mitofusin 2, a membrane-bound mediator of mitochondrial membrane fusion and inter-organelle communication. MFN2 mutations cause axonal neuropathy, with associated lipodystrophy only occasionally noted, however homozygosity for the p.Arg707Trp mutation was recently associated with upper body adipose overgrowth. We describe similar massive adipose overgrowth with suppressed leptin expression in four further patients with biallelic MFN2 mutations and at least one p.Arg707Trp allele. Overgrown tissue was composed of normal-sized, UCP1-negative unilocular adipocytes, with mitochondrial network fragmentation, disorganised cristae, and increased autophagosomes...
April 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412727/znf521-sustains-the-differentiation-block-in-mll-rearranged-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Giuseppe Germano, Giulia Morello, Sanja Aveic, Marica Pinazza, Sonia Minuzzo, Chiara Frasson, Luca Persano, Paolo Bonvini, Giampietro Viola, Silvia Bresolin, Claudia Tregnago, Maddalena Paganin, Martina Pigazzi, Stefano Indraccolo, Giuseppe Basso
Zinc finger protein 521 (ZNF521) is a multiple zinc finger transcription factor and a strong candidate as regulator of hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis. Recently, independent gene expression profile studies have evidenced a positive correlation between ZNF521 mRNA overexpression and MLL-rearranged acute myeloid leukemia (AML), leaving open the question on the role of ZNF521 in this subtype of leukemia. In this study, we sought to analyze the effect of ZNF521 depletion on MLL-rearranged AML cell lines and MLL-AF9 xenograft primary cells...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411178/microrna-expression-profiling-of-xp11-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Luigi Marchionni, Masamichi Hayashi, Elisa Guida, Akira Ooki, Enrico Munari, Fayez J Jabboure, Wikum Dinalankara, Ali Raza, George J Netto, Mohammad O Hoque, Pedram Argani
Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) with Xp11 translocation (Xp11 RCC) constitute a distinctive molecular subtype characterized by chromosomal translocations involving the Xp11.2 locus, resulting in gene fusions between the TFE3 transcription factor with a second gene (usually ASPSCR1, PRCC, NONO, or SFPQ). RCCs with Xp11 translocations comprise up to 1-4% of adult cases, frequently displaying papillary architecture with epithelioid clear cells. In order to better understand the biology of this molecularly distinct tumor subtype, we analyze the miRNA expression profiles of Xp11 Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) compared to normal renal parenchyma using microarray and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
April 11, 2017: Human Pathology
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