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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545761/ultrastructural-analysis-of-human-leukemia-u-937-cells-after-apoptosis-induction-localization-of-proteasomes-and-perichromatin-fibers
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Ekaterina S Snigirevskaya, Yan Yu Komissarchik
We studied the ultrastructure of human histiocytic lymphoma U-937cells after apoptosis induction with two external agents, hypertonic shock and etoposide. Appearance of aggregates of particles of nuclear origin within the nuclei and cytoplasm of the induced cells was the first and the most prominent morphological sign of apoptosis. These aggregates were not coated by a membrane, had variable shape, density and size. Two types of particles dominated in the aggregates: perichromatin fibers (PFs) and proteasomes (PRs)...
May 22, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538152/apoptotic-bax-at-oxidatively-stressed-mitochondrial-membranes-lipid-dynamics-and-permeabilization
#2
Artur Peter Günther Dingeldein, Šárka Pokorná, Martin Lidman, Tobias Sparrman, Radek Šachl, Martin Hof, Gerhard Gröbner
Mitochondria are crucial compartments of eukaryotic cells because they function as the cellular power plant and play a central role in the early stages of programmed cell death (apoptosis). To avoid undesired cell death, this apoptotic pathway is tightly regulated by members of the Bcl-2 protein family, which interact on the external surface of the mitochondria, i.e., the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM), and modulate its permeability to apoptotic factors, controlling their release into the cytosol. A growing body of evidence suggests that the MOM lipids play active roles in this permeabilization process...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537556/the-dynamic-three-dimensional-organization-of-the-diploid-yeast-genome
#3
Seungsoo Kim, Ivan Liachko, Donna G Brickner, Kate Cook, William S Noble, Jason H Brickner, Jay Shendure, Maitreya J Dunham
The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a long-standing model for the three-dimensional organization of eukaryotic genomes. However, even in this well-studied model, it is unclear how homolog pairing in diploids or environmental conditions influence overall genome organization. Here, we performed high-throughput chromosome conformation capture on diverged Saccharomyces hybrid diploids to obtain the first global view of chromosome conformation in diploid yeasts. After controlling for the Rabl-like orientation using a polymer model, we observe significant homolog proximity that increases in saturated culture conditions...
May 24, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532060/design-and-characterization-of-biodegradable-macroporous-hybrid-inorganic-organic-polymer-for-orthopedic-applications
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Sunita PremVictor, Jibin Kunnumpurathu, M G Gayathri Devi, K Remya, Vineeth M Vijayan, Jayabalan Muthu
We have engineered hybrid polymer products based on a hybrid inorganic-organic comacromer consisting of hydroxyapatite (HA), carboxyl terminated polypropylene fumarate (CTPPF), PEG300 and ascorbic acid (AA) as a bone graft material. The integration and the spatial distribution of HA in the polymer backbone were facilitated by silanisation and 1-ethyl-3-(-3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) coupling technique. These comacromers and crosslinked polymer products were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman mapping techniques...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530826/high-speed-atomic-force-microscopy-reveals-loss-of-nuclear-pore-resilience-as-a-dying-code-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#5
Mahmoud Shaaban Mohamed, Akiko Kobayashi, Azuma Taoka, Takahiro Watanabe-Nakayama, Yosuke Kikuchi, Masaharu Hazawa, Toshinari Minamoto, Yoshihiro Fukumori, Noriyuki Kodera, Takayuki Uchihashi, Toshio Ando, Richard W Wong
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) are the sole turnstile implanted in the nuclear envelope (NE), acting as a central nano-regulator of transport between the cytosol and the nucleus. NPCs consist of ~30 proteins, termed nucleoporins. About one-third of nucleoporins harbour natively unstructured, intrinsically disordered phenylalanine-glycine strings (FG-Nups), which engage in transport selectivity. Because the barriers insert deeply in the NPC, they are nearly inaccessible. Several in vitro barrier models have been proposed; however, the dynamic FG-Nups protein molecules themselves are imperceptible in vivo...
May 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528776/structural-basis-of-tpr-mediated-oligomerization-and-activation-of-oncogenic-fusion-kinases
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Kuntal Pal, Abhishek Bandyopadhyay, X Edward Zhou, Qingping Xu, David P Marciano, Joseph S Brunzelle, Smitha Yerrum, Patrick R Griffin, George Vande Woude, Karsten Melcher, H Eric Xu
The nuclear pore complex subunit TPR is found in at least five different oncogenic fusion kinases, including TPR-MET, yet how TPR fusions promote activation of kinases and their oncogenic activities remains poorly understood. Here we report the crystal structure of TPR(2-142), the MET fusion partner of oncogenic TPR-MET. TPR(2-142) contains a continuous 124-residue α helix that forms an antiparallel tetramer from two leucine zipper-containing parallel coiled coils. Remarkably, single mutations cause strikingly different conformations of the coiled coil, indicating its highly dynamic nature...
May 18, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515232/the-nuclear-export-factor-crm1-controls-juxta-nuclear-microtubule-dependent-virus-transport
#7
I-Hsuan Wang, Christoph J Burckhardt, Artur Yakimovich, Matthias K Morf, Urs F Greber
Transport of large cargo through the cytoplasm requires motor proteins and polarized filaments. Viruses that replicate in the nucleus of post-mitotic cells use microtubules and the dynein/dynactin motor to traffic to the nuclear membrane, and deliver their genome through nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) into the nucleus. How virus particles (virions) or cellular cargo are transferred from microtubules to the NPC is unknown. Here, we analyzed trafficking of incoming cytoplasmic adenoviruses by single particle tracking and super-resolution microscopy...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513807/the-nuclear-pore-protein-nup153-associates-with-chromatin-and-regulates-cardiac-gene-expression-in-dystrophic-mdx-hearts
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Simona Nanni, Agnese Re, Cristian Ripoli, Aoife Gowran, Patrizia Nigro, Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Amodeo, Filippo Crea, Claudio Grassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Antonella Farsetti, Claudia Colussi
Aims: Beyond the control of nuclear-cytoplasmic trafficking nucleoporins regulate gene expression and are involved in cardiac diseases. Notably, a number of cardiovascular disorders have been linked to alterations in epigenetic mechanisms. Here we aimed to determine the contribution of Nup153 to the epigenetic alterations occurring in cardiomyopathy of dystrophin-deficient mdx mice (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmd mdx /J). Methods and results: Nup153 was lysine-acetylated and its expression was significantly increased at protein level in mdx hearts compared with controls...
November 1, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506894/the-functional-versatility-of-the-nuclear-pore-complex-proteins
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REVIEW
Mohammed Hezwani, Birthe Fahrenkrog
Over the past few decades, it is increasingly evident that nucleoporins are multi-functional proteins that are not only pivotal for the formation of the nuclear pore complex. They also have key roles in mitosis, gene expression, development and disease. In this review, the versatility and functions of nucleoporins outside the NPC will be discussed.
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506892/the-roles-of-the-nuclear-pore-complex-in-cellular-dysfunction-aging-and-disease
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REVIEW
Stephen Sakuma, Maximiliano A D'Angelo
The study of the Nuclear Pore Complex (NPC), the proteins that compose it (nucleoporins), and the nucleocytoplasmic transport that it controls have revealed an unexpected layer to pathogenic disease onset and progression. Recent advances in the study of the regulation of NPC composition and function suggest that the precise control of this structure is necessary to prevent diseases from arising or progressing. Here we discuss the role of nucleoporins in a diverse set of diseases, many of which directly or indirectly increase in occurrence and severity as we age, and often shorten the human lifespan...
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506891/viral-mechanisms-for-docking-and-delivering-at-nuclear-pore-complexes
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REVIEW
Justin W Flatt, Urs F Greber
Some viruses possess the remarkable ability to transport their genomes across nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) for replication inside the host cell's intact nuclear compartment. Viral mechanisms for crossing the restrictive NPC passageway are highly complex and astonishingly diverse, requiring in each case stepwise interaction between incoming virus particles and components of the nuclear transport machinery. Exactly how a large viral genome loaded with accessory proteins is able to pass through the relatively narrow central channel of the NPC without causing catastrophic structural damage is not yet fully understood...
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506890/biomechanics-of-the-transport-barrier-in-the-nuclear-pore-complex
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REVIEW
George J Stanley, Ariberto Fassati, Bart W Hoogenboom
The nuclear pore complex (NPC) is the selective gateway through which all molecules must pass when entering or exiting the nucleus. It is a cog in the gene expression pathway, an entrance to the nucleus exploited by viruses, and a highly-tuned nanoscale filter. The NPC is a large proteinaceous assembly with a central lumen occluded by natively disordered proteins, known as FG-nucleoporins (or FG-nups). These FG-nups, along with a family of soluble proteins known as nuclear transport receptors (NTRs), form the selective transport barrier...
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494420/egg-shell-waste-as-heterogeneous-nanocatalyst-for-biodiesel-production-optimized-by-response-surface-methodology
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Priti R Pandit, M H Fulekar
Worldwide consumption of hen eggs results in availability of large amount of discarded egg waste particularly egg shells. In the present study, the waste shells were utilized for the synthesis of highly active heterogeneous calcium oxide (CaO) nanocatalyst to transesterify dry biomass into methyl esters (biodiesel). The CaO nanocatalyst was synthesied by calcination-hydration-dehydration technique and fully characterized by infrared spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), brunauer-emmett-teller (BET) elemental and thermogravimetric analysis...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490590/the-c-terminus-of-the-herpes-simplex-virus-pul25-protein-is-required-for-release-of-viral-genomes-from-capsids-bound-to-nuclear-pores
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Jamie B Huffman, Gina R Daniel, Erik Falck-Pedersen, Alexis Huet, Greg A Smith, James F Conway, Fred L Homa
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) capsid is released into the cytoplasm after fusion of viral and host membranes, whereupon dynein-dependent trafficking along microtubules targets it to the nuclear envelope. Binding of the capsid to the nuclear pore complex (NPC) is mediated by the capsid protein pUL25 and the capsid-tethered tegument protein pUL36. Temperature-sensitive mutants in both pUL25 and pUL36 dock at the NPC but fail to release DNA. The uncoating reaction has been difficult to study due to the rapid release of the genome once the capsid interacts with the nuclear pore...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486198/mutation-of-spirulina-sp-by-nuclear-irradiation-to-improve-growth-rate-under-15-carbon-dioxide-in-flue-gas
#15
Jun Cheng, Hongxiang Lu, Xin He, Weijuan Yang, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
Spirulina sp. was mutated by γ-rays from (60)Co nuclear irradiation to improve growth and CO2 fixation rate under 15vol.% CO2 (in flue gas from a power plant). Mutants with enhanced growth phenotype were obtained, with the best strain exhibiting 310% increment in biomass yield on day 4. The mutant was then domesticated with elevated CO2 concentration, and the biomass yield increased by 500% after domestication under 15vol.% CO2, with stable inheritance. Ultrastructure of Spirulina sp. shows that the fractal dimension of Spirulina cells decreased by 23% after mutation...
April 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476938/chromatin-organization-at-the-nuclear-periphery-as-revealed-by-image-analysis-of-structured-illumination-microscopy-data
#16
Jindřiška Fišerová, Michaela Efenberková, Tomáš Sieger, Miloslava Maninová, Jana Uhlířová, Pavel Hozák
Nuclear periphery (NP) plays substantial role in chromatin organization. Heterochromatin at the NP is intermitted with active chromatin surrounding nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), however, details of the peripheral chromatin organization are missing. To discern the distributions of epigenetic marks at the NP of HeLa nuclei, we used structured illumination microscopy combined with a new MATLAB software tool for an automatic NP and NPC detection, measurements of fluorescent intensity and statistical analysis of measured data...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476091/how-a-short-pore-forming-peptide-spans-the-lipid-membrane
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Mikkel Vestergaard, Mikkel Christensen, Sara K Hansen, Dennis Grønvall, Lisbeth R Kjølbye, Thomas Vosegaard, Birgit Schiøtt
Many antimicrobial peptides function by forming pores in the plasma membrane of the target cells. Intriguingly, some of these peptides are very short, and thus, it is not known how they can span the membrane, or whether other mechanisms of cell disruption are dominant. Here, the conformation and orientation of the 14-residue peptaibol SPF-5506-A4 (SPF) are investigated in lipid environments by atomistic and coarse grained molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, circular dichroism, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments...
May 5, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473267/functional-implication-of-the-common-evolutionary-origin-of-nuclear-pore-complex-and-endomembrane-management-systems
#18
REVIEW
Ivan Liashkovich, Victor Shahin
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) are the sole gateway between the cytoplasm and the nucleus serving both as stringent permeability barrier and active transporters between the two compartments of eukaryotic cells. Complete mechanistic understanding of how these two functions are implemented within one and the same transport machine has not been attained to date. Based on several lines of structural evidence, a hypothesis was proposed postulating that NPCs shares common evolutionary origin with other intracellular systems responsible for active management of endomembranes...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472469/piwi-interacts-with-chromatin-at-nuclear-pores-and-promiscuously-binds-nuclear-transcripts-in-drosophila-ovarian-somatic-cells
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Artem A Ilyin, Sergei S Ryazansky, Semen A Doronin, Oxana M Olenkina, Elena A Mikhaleva, Evgeny Y Yakushev, Yuri A Abramov, Stepan N Belyakin, Anton V Ivankin, Alexey V Pindyurin, Vladimir A Gvozdev, Mikhail S Klenov, Yuri Y Shevelyov
Piwi in a complex with Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) triggers transcriptional silencing of transposable elements (TEs) in Drosophila ovaries, thus ensuring genome stability. To do this, Piwi must scan the nascent transcripts of genes and TEs for complementarity to piRNAs. The mechanism of this scanning is currently unknown. Here we report the DamID-seq mapping of multiple Piwi-interacting chromosomal domains in somatic cells of Drosophila ovaries. These domains significantly overlap with genomic regions tethered to Nuclear Pore Complexes (NPCs)...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471109/ethaselen-a-novel-organoselenium-anticancer-agent-targeting-thioredoxin-reductase-1-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-drug-resistant-k562-cells-by-inducing-apoptosis
#20
Suo-Fu Ye, Yong Yang, Lin Wu, Wei-Wei Ma, Hui-Hui Zeng
It has been reported that Ethaselen shows inhibitory effects on thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) activity and human tumor cell growth. In order to find an efficient way to reverse cisplatin resistance, we investigated the reversal effects of Ethaselen on cisplatin resistance in K562/cisplatin (CDDP) cells that were established by pulse-inducing human erythrocyte leukemic cell line K562, which are fivefold more resistant to cisplatin compared to K562 cells. The morphology and growth showed that the adhesion of K562/CDDP further decreased while the cell volume increased...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
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