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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727848/the-nuclear-proteome-of-trypanosoma-brucei
#1
Carina Goos, Mario Dejung, Christian J Janzen, Falk Butter, Susanne Kramer
Trypanosoma brucei is a protozoan flagellate that is transmitted by tsetse flies into the mammalian bloodstream. The parasite has a huge impact on human health both directly by causing African sleeping sickness and indirectly, by infecting domestic cattle. The biology of trypanosomes involves some highly unusual, nuclear-localised processes. These include polycistronic transcription without classical promoters initiated from regions defined by histone variants, trans-splicing of all transcripts to the exon of a spliced leader RNA, transcription of some very abundant proteins by RNA polymerase I and antigenic variation, a switch in expression of the cell surface protein variants that allows the parasite to resist the immune system of its mammalian host...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726732/characterization-of-the-dioscorin-gene-family-in-dioscorea-alata-reveals-a-role-in-tuber-development-and-environmental-response
#2
Linya Liu, Yacheng Huang, Xiaolong Huang, Jianghua Yang, Wenqiang Wu, Yun Xu, Ziwen Cong, Jun Xie, Wei Xia, Dongyi Huang
Dioscorin is one of the major soluble proteins in yam tubers. Unlike other well-known plant storage proteins, such as patatin and sporamin, dioscorin is argued for its function as storage proteins, and the molecular mechanisms underlying its expressional complexity are little understood. In this study, we isolated five dioscorin genes from Dioscorea alata L., comprising three class A (Da-dio1, -3 and -4) and two class B (Da-dio2 and -5) isoforms. Expressions of all dioscorin genes gradually decreased in mother tubers during yam sprouting and regrowth...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725344/complete-response-of-mediastinal-clear-cell-sarcoma-to-pembrolizumab-with-radiotherapy
#3
Samuel Marcrom, Jennifer F De Los Santos, Robert M Conry
BACKGROUND: Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is a rare, aggressive soft tissue sarcoma thought to derive from neural crest and characterized by a 12;22 translocation. The resulting fusion protein directly activates expression of the melanocyte master transcription factor and drives the same down-stream pathways in CCS and melanoma leading to significant clinical parallels between these malignancies. Striking success of immune checkpoint blockade in melanoma has promoted interest in immunotherapy of CCS...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720588/ews-fli-is-a-master-regulator-of-metabolic-reprogramming-in-ewing-sarcoma
#4
Jason M Tanner, Claire Bensard, Peng Wei, Nathan M Krah, John C Schell, Jamie D Gardiner, Joshua D Schiffman, Stephen L Lessnick, Jared Rutter
Ewing sarcoma is a bone malignancy driven by a translocation event resulting in the fusion protein EWS/FLI1 (EF). EF functions as an aberrant and oncogenic transcription factor that misregulates the expression of thousands of genes. Previous work has focused principally on determining important transcriptional targets of EF, as well as characterizing important regulatory partnerships in EF-dependent transcriptional programs. Less is known, however, about EF-dependent metabolic changes or their role in Ewing sarcoma biology...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719467/pan-trk-immunohistochemistry-is-an-efficient-and-reliable-screen-for-the-detection-of-ntrk-fusions
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Jaclyn F Hechtman, Ryma Benayed, David M Hyman, Alexander Drilon, Ahmet Zehir, Denise Frosina, Maria E Arcila, Snjezana Dogan, David S Klimstra, Marc Ladanyi, Achim A Jungbluth
Activating neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusions, typically detected using nucleic-acid based assays, are highly targetable and define certain tumors. Here, we explore the utility of pan-TRK immunohistochemistry (IHC) to detect NTRK fusions. NTRK rearrangements were detected prospectively using MSK-IMPACT, a DNA-based next-generation sequencing assay. Transcription of novel NTRK rearrangements into potentially functional fusion transcripts was assessed via Archer Dx fusion assay. Pan-Trk IHC testing with mAb EPR17341 was performed on all NTRK rearranged cases and 20 cases negative for NTRK fusions on Archer...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719465/predictors-of-outcome-in-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-salivary-glands-a-clinicopathologic-study-with-correlation-between-myb-fusion-and-protein-expression
#6
Bin Xu, Esther Drill, Allen Ho, Alan Ho, Lara Dunn, Carlos Nicolas Prieto-Granada, Timothy Chan, Ian Ganly, Ronald Ghossein, Nora Katabi
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is the second most common salivary gland malignancy and it has a high rate of recurrences and a poor long-term prognosis. Our aim was to assess the prognostic factors in ACC and study MYB-NFIB fusion and MYB protein expression in a large retrospective cohort of 135 patients with a median follow-up of 6.3 years. The 5- and 10-year local recurrence-free survival (RFS) rate of 94% and 78%, 5- and 10-year distant metastasis survival rate of 77% and 58%, and 5- and 10-year RFS of 66% and 44%...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717011/dysregulation-of-bcl-2-family-proteins-by-leukaemia-fusion-genes
#7
Lauren M Brown, Diane T Hanna, Seong L Khaw, Paul G Ekert
The genomic lesions that characterise acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood include recurrent translocations that result in the expression of fusion proteins. These translocations typically involve the rearrangement of genes encoding tyrosine kinases, including receptor tyrosine kinase, cytokine receptors and transcription factors. These confer phenotypic changes that are the hallmarks of malignant transformation, including unrestricted proliferation and a relative resistance to apoptosis. In this review, we explore the molecular mechanisms that link these fusions to the control of cell death...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716526/slc45a3-elk4-functions-as-a-long-non-coding-chimeric-rna
#8
Fujun Qin, Yanmei Zhang, Jia Liu, Hui Li
Gene fusions in cancer typically lead to the expression of a fusion protein or disrupt the expression of one of the parental genes. Here we report a new phenomenon whereby a fusion transcript functions as a long non-coding chimeric RNA (lnccRNA). This fusion RNA, SLC45A3-ELK4, generated by cis-splicing between neighboring genes, was found in prostate cancer. The fusion RNA encodes the same protein as ELK4. Intriguingly, we found that the fusion RNA level is less than 1% of wild type ELK4, unlikely to perturb the general pool of ELK4 protein...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716034/growth-arrest-specific-gene-2-in-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-molecular-characterization-and-functional-analysis-under-low-temperature-stress
#9
ChangGeng Yang, Fan Wu, Xing Lu, Ming Jiang, Wei Liu, Lijuan Yu, Juan Tian, Hua Wen
BACKGROUND: Growth arrest specific 2 (gas2) gene is a component of the microfilament system that plays a major role in the cell cycle, regulation of microfilaments, and cell morphology during apoptotic processes. However, little information is available on fish gas2. In this study, the tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) gas2 gene was cloned and characterized for the first time. RESULTS: The open reading frame was 1020 bp, encoding 340 amino acids; the 5'-untranslated region (UTR) was 140 bp and the 3'-UTR was 70 bp, with a poly (A) tail...
July 17, 2017: BMC Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713906/chronic-administration-of-sumo%C3%A2-1-has-negative-effects-on-novel-object-recognition-memory-as-well-as-cell-proliferation-and-neuroblast-differentiation-in-the-mouse-dentate-gyrus
#10
Dae Young Yoo, Dae Won Kim, Hyun Jung Kwon, Hyo Young Jung, Sung Min Nam, Jong Whi Kim, Jin Young Chung, Moo-Ho Won, Yeo Sung Yoon, Soo Young Choi, In Koo Hwang
Post‑translational modifications have been associated with developmental and aging processes, as well as in the pathogenesis of certain diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of small ubiquitin‑like modifier 1 (SUMO‑1) on hippocampal dependent memory function, cell proliferation and neuroblast differentiation. To facilitate the delivery of SUMO‑1 into hippocampal neurons, a transactivator of transcription (Tat)‑SUMO‑1 fusion protein was constructed and mice were divided into two groups: A vehicle (Tat peptide)‑treated group and a Tat‑SUMO‑1‑treated group...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711733/expression-and-purification-of-tat-ndrg2-recombinant-protein-and-evaluation-of-its-anti-proliferative-effect-on-lncap-cell-line
#11
Fahimeh Farokhinejad, Abbas Behzad Behbahani, Gholam Reza Rafiei Dehbidi, Mohammad Ali Takhshid
N-myc downstream regulated gene2 (NDRG2) belongs to tumor suppressor protein family of NDRG. Anti-proliferative and anti-metastasis of NDRG2 overexpression has been demonstrated in a number of tumors. The aim of this study was to fuse the gene of Trans Activator of Transcription (TAT) protein transduction domain with NDRG2 gene and express and purify TAT-NDRG2 fusion protein in order to investigate the effects of TAT-NDRG2 protein on proliferation and apoptosis of LNCaP prostate carcinoma cell line. pET28a-TAT-NDRG2 and pET28a-NDRG2 plasmids were constructed and transformed into E...
July 13, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711355/characterization-of-the-foxl2-proximal-promoter-and-coding-sequence-from-the-common-snapping-turtle-chelydra-serpentina
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Lei Guo, Turk Rhen
Sex is determined by temperature during embryogenesis in snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Previous studies in this species show that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) induces ovarian development at temperatures that normally produce males or mixed sex ratios. The feminizing effect of DHT is associated with increased expression of FoxL2, suggesting that androgens regulate transcription of FoxL2. To test this hypothesis, we cloned the proximal promoter (1.6kb) and coding sequence for snapping turtle FoxL2 (tFoxL2) in frame with mCherry to produce a fluorescent reporter...
July 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710679/new-phage-display-isolated-heptapeptide-recognizing-the-regulatory-carboxy-terminal-domain-of-human-tumour-protein-p53
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Sihem Ben Abid, Mouna Sahnoun, Ines Yacoubi-Hadj Amor, Salma Abdelmoula-Souissi, Hajer Hassairi, Raja Mokdad-Gargouri, Ali Gargouri
The transcription factor tumor protein p53 (P53) controls a variety of genes most involved in cell cycle and is at the origin of apoptosis when DNA is irreparably damaged. We planned to select novel tumor protein p53-interacting peptides through the screening of hepta-peptide phage-display libraries. For this aim, human tumor suppressor protein p53 was expressed in Escherichia coli as Glutathione S-transferase fusion and purified by affinity chromatography. The phage library was then screened on this immobilized protein target...
July 14, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710131/gene-regulatory-networks-for-the-haploid-to-diploid-transition-of-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Sunjoo Joo, Yoshiki Nishimura, Evan Cronmiller, Ran Ha Hong, Thamali Kariyawasam, Ming Hsiu Wang, Nai Chun Shao, Saif-El-Din El Akkad, Takamasa Suzuki, Tetsuya Higashiyama, EonSeon Jin, Jae-Hyeok Lee
The sexual cycle of the unicellular Chlamydomonas reinhardtii culminates in the formation of diploid zygotes which differentiate into dormant spores that eventually undergo meiosis. Mating between gametes induces rapid cell wall shedding via the enzyme g-lysin; cell fusion is followed by heterodimerization of sex-specific homeobox transcription factors, GSM1 and GSP1, and initiation of zygote-specific gene expression. To investigate the genetic underpinnings of the zygote developmental pathway, we performed comparative transcriptome analysis of both pre- and post-fertilization samples...
July 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705935/forkhead-box-o3-foxo3-regulates-kidney-tubular-autophagy-following-urinary-tract-obstruction
#15
Ling Li, Ronald Zviti, Catherine Ha, Zhao V Wang, Joseph A Hill, Fangming Lin
Autophagy has been shown to be important for normal homeostasis and adaptation to stress in the kidney. Yet, the molecular mechanisms regulating renal epithelial autophagy are not fully understood. Here, we explored the role of the stress-responsive transcription factor forkhead box O3 (FoxO3) in mediating injury-induced proximal tubular autophagy in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). We show that following UUO, FoxO3 is activated and displays nuclear expression in the hypoxic proximal tubules exhibiting high levels of autophagy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703220/tumour-induced-osteomalacia
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Salvatore Minisola, Munro Peacock, Seijii Fukumoto, Cristiana Cipriani, Jessica Pepe, Sri Harsha Tella, Michael T Collins
Tumour-induced osteomalacia (TIO), also known as oncogenic osteomalacia, is a rare paraneoplastic disorder caused by tumours that secrete fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23). Owing to the role of FGF23 in renal phosphate handling and vitamin D synthesis, TIO is characterized by decreased renal tubular reabsorption of phosphate, by hypophosphataemia and by low levels of active vitamin D. Chronic hypophosphataemia ultimately results in osteomalacia (that is, inadequate bone mineralization). The diagnosis of TIO is usually suspected when serum phosphate levels are chronically low in the setting of bone pain, fragility fractures and muscle weakness...
July 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701886/overexpression-of-ginseng-ugt72al1-causes-organ-fusion-in-the-axillary-leaf-branch-of-arabidopsis
#17
Ngoc Quy Nguyen, Ok Ran Lee
BACKGROUND: Glycosylation of natural compounds increases the diversity of secondary metabolites. Glycosylation steps are implicated not only in plant growth and development, but also in plant defense responses. Although the activities of uridine-dependent glycosyltransferases (UGTs) have long been recognized, and genes encoding them in several higher plants have been identified, the specific functions of UGTs in planta remain largely unknown. METHODS: Spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression were analyzed by quantitative reverse transcription (qRT)-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and GUS histochemical assay...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701752/suppression-of-vamp2-alters-morphology-of-the-tegument-and-affects-glucose-uptake-development-and-reproduction-of-schistosoma-japonicum
#18
Qian Han, Bingguang Jia, Yang Hong, Xiaodan Cao, Qi Zhai, Ke Lu, Hao Li, Chuangang Zhu, Zhiqiang Fu, Yonghong Shi, Jiaojiao Lin
Schistosomiasis caused by schsitosomes is a serious global public health concern. The tegument that surrounds the worm is critical to the schistosomes survival. The tegument apical membrane undergoes a continuous process of rupture and repair owing to membranous vacuoles fusing with the plasma membrane. Vesicle-associated membrane protein 2 (VAMP2), a member of soluble N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNAREs) is required for membrane fusion. Here, we used RNA interference (RNAi) to knock down the expression of VAMP2 of Schistosoma japonicum (SjVAMP2), and both real-time PCR and western blot analysis confirmed the suppression of this molecule, as well as the suppression of the transcript levels of schistosome glucose transporters (SGTP1 and SGTP4), and insulin receptors (SjIR1 and SjIR2)...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700687/secretory-carrier-membrane-protein-5-is-an-autophagy-inhibitor-that-promotes-the-secretion-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-via-exosome
#19
Yi Yang, Meiling Qin, Puhua Bao, Wangchao Xu, Jin Xu
Autophagy-lysosomal pathway is a cellular protective system to remove aggregated proteins and damaged organelles. Meanwhile, exosome secretion has emerged as a mode to selectively clear the neurotoxic proteins, such as α-synuclein. Mounting evidence suggests that these two cellular processes are coordinated to facilitate the clearance of toxic cellular waste; however the regulators for the transition between these two processes are unclear. Here we show that SCAMP5, a secretory carrier membrane protein significantly induced in the brains of Huntington's disease patients, is quickly and transiently induced by protein stress and autophagic stimulation, and is regulated by the master autophagy transcriptional regulator TFEB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697314/grainyhead-like-transcription-factors-in-craniofacial-development
#20
M R Carpinelli, M E de Vries, S M Jane, S Dworkin
Craniofacial development in vertebrates involves the coordinated growth, migration, and fusion of several facial prominences during embryogenesis, processes governed by strict genetic and molecular controls. A failure in any of the precise spatiotemporal sequences of events leading to prominence fusion often leads to anomalous facial, skull, and jaw formation-conditions termed craniofacial defects (CFDs). Affecting approximately 0.1% to 0.3% of live births, CFDs are a highly heterogeneous class of developmental anomalies, which are often underpinned by genetic mutations...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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