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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675452/attaching-and-effacing-pathogens-exploit-junction-regulatory-activities-of-n-wasp-and-snx9-to-disrupt-the-intestinal-barrier
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John J Garber, Emily M Mallick, Karen M Scanlon, Jerrold R Turner, Michael S Donnenberg, John M Leong, Scott B Snapper
Background & Aims: Neural Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein (N-WASP) is a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton in epithelial tissues and is poised to mediate cytoskeletal-dependent aspects of apical junction complex (AJC) homeostasis. Attaching-and-effacing (AE) pathogens disrupt this homeostasis through translocation of the effector molecule early secreted antigenic target-6 (ESX)-1 secretion-associated protein F (EspF). Although the mechanisms underlying AJC disruption by EspF are unknown, EspF contains putative binding sites for N-WASP and the endocytic regulator sorting nexin 9 (SNX9)...
March 2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671923/sucrose-assists-selection-of-high-quality-oocytes-in-pigs
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Thanh Quang Dang-Nguyen, Hiep Thi Nguyen, Tamas Somfai, David Wells, Nguyen Thi Men, Nguyen Viet-Linh, Junko Noguchi, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Kazuhiro Kikuchi, Takashi Nagai
We investigated whether high-quality in vitro matured (IVM) oocytes can be distinguished from poor ones based on the morphological changes after treatment with hyperosmotic medium containing 0.2 mol/L sucrose in pigs. We hypothesize that IVM oocytes maintaining round shape have higher quality than mis-shapened oocytes following dehydration. Oocyte quality was verified by determining embryonic developmental competence using in vitro fertilization, nuclear transfer and parthenogenetic activation. In all cases, the round oocytes had greater (p < ...
April 19, 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671277/reduced-adrenomedullin-parallels-microtubule-dismantlement-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
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Hilda Ferrero, Ignacio M Larrayoz, Maite Solas, Alfredo Martínez, María J Ramírez, Francisco J Gil-Bea
Tau is a microtubule-associated protein highly expressed in neurons with a chief role in microtubule dynamics and axonal maintenance. Adrenomedullin gene (ADM) codifies for various peptides that exert broad range of actions in the body. Previous works in our groups have shown that increased ADM products are positively correlated to microtubule disruption and tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease brains. In the present study, we explore the involvement of ADM in the neuropathology of frontotemporal lobar degeneration that presents with primary tauopathy (FTLD-tau)...
April 18, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669319/bubbles-induce-endothelial-microparticle-formation-via-a-calcium-dependent-pathway-involving-flippase-inactivation-and-rho-kinase-activation
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Xuhua Yu, Jiajun Xu, Wenwu Liu, Weigang Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intravascular bubbles can exert pleiotropic detrimental effects, partly by inducing endothelial microparticles (EMPs) production, which play critical roles in cell communication and vascular inflammation cascades. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This study aimed to delineate the possible mechanisms involving bubble-induced EMPs formation. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were contacted by bubbles and EMPs level in supernatant were quantified by flow cytometry...
April 13, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667261/apple-s-rnase-interacts-with-an-actin-binding-protein-mdmvg-to-reduce-pollen-tube-growth-by-inhibiting-its-actin-severing-activity-at-the-early-stage-of-self-pollination-induction
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Qing Yang, Dong Meng, Zhaoyu Gu, Wei Li, Qiuju Chen, Yang Li, Hui Yuan, Jie Yu, Chunsheng Liu, Tianzhong Li
In S-RNase-mediated self-incompatibility (SI), S-RNase secreted from the style destroys the actin cytoskeleton of the self-pollen tubes, eventually halting its growth, but the mechanism remains unclear. In vitro biochemical assays revealed that S-RNase does not bind or sever filamentous actin (F-actin). In apple (Malus×domestica), we identified an actin-binding protein containing myosin, villin and GRAM, MdMVG, that physically interacts with S-RNase and directly binds and severs F-actin. Immunofluorescence assays and total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) indicated that S-RNase inhibits the F-actin-severing activity of MdMVG in vitro...
April 18, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666795/cell-chirality-drives-left-right-asymmetric-morphogenesis
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Mikiko Inaki, Takeshi Sasamura, Kenji Matsuno
Most macromolecules found in cells are chiral, meaning that they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. However, cells themselves can also be chiral, a subject that has received little attention until very recently. In our studies on the mechanisms of left-right (LR) asymmetric development in Drosophila , we discovered that cells can have an intrinsic chirality to their structure, and that this "cell chirality" is generally responsible for the LR asymmetric development of certain organs in this species...
2018: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664925/actin-and-myosin-ii-modulate-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Liana C Boraas, Emma T Pineda, Tabassum Ahsan
Use of stem cell-based therapies in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is hindered by efficient means of directed differentiation. For pluripotent stem cells, an initial critical differentiation event is specification to one of three germ lineages: endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. Differentiation is known to be regulated by numerous extracellular and intracellular factors, but the role of the cytoskeleton during specification, or early differentiation, is still unknown. In these studies, we used agonists and antagonists to modulate actin polymerization and the actin-myosin molecular motor during spontaneous differentiation of embryonic stem cells in embryoid bodies...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663725/quartz-crystal-microbalance-as-cell-based-biosensor-to-detect-and-study-cytoskeletal-alterations-and-dynamics
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Monica Bianco, Daniele Vergara, Stefania De Domenico, Michele Maffia, Antonio Gaballo, Valentina Arima
Several techniques can be used to monitor cell dynamism after a perturbation. Among these, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring (QCM-D) offers the great advantage to study the mechanical properties of cells in real-time and with a great sensitivity. Here, we used QCM-D to investigate the effects of two cytoskeleton-targeting agents, cytochalasin D (CytoD) and Y27632, on human MCF-7 cells. Cell adhesion on the sensor surface, crucial for in-flow experiments, was obtained by covalent adsorption of a fibronectin (FN) film, an extracellular matrix (ECM) protein...
April 16, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663616/ehrho1-regulates-phagocytosis-by-modulating-actin-dynamics-through-ehformin1-and-ehprofilin1-in-entamoeba-histolytica
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Ravi Bharadwaj, Shalini Sharma, Janhawi, Ranjana Arya, Sudha Bhattacharya, Alok Bhattacharya
The protist parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amoebiasis, a major public health problem in developing countries and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Invasive infection in amoebiasis mostly affects intestinal epithelial cell lining, but can also involve other organs, such as liver, lungs or brain. Phagocytosis is an essential mode of nutrition in amoeba and has often been associated with virulence behaviour of E. histolytica. E. histolytica possesses a highly dynamic and actin-rich cytoskeleton that is thought to be involved in many processes, such as motility, pseudopod formation and pathogenesis...
April 17, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663474/effect-of-pharmacological-modulation-of-actin-and-myosin-on-collective-cell-electrotaxis
#10
Yashar Bashirzadeh, Jonathan Poole, Shizhi Qian, Venkat Maruthamuthu
Electrotaxis-the directional migration of cells in response to an electric field-is most evident in multicellular collectives and plays an important role in physiological contexts. While most cell types respond to applied electric fields of the order of a Volt per centimeter, our knowledge of the factors influencing this response is limited. This is especially true for collective cell electrotaxis, in which the subcellular migration response within a cell has to be coordinated with coupled neighboring cells...
April 17, 2018: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661269/dynamic-changes-in-the-global-transcriptome-of-bovine-germinal-vesicle-oocytes-after-vitrification-followed-by-in-vitro-maturation
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Jianwei Huang, YongShun Ma, Shao Wei, Bo Pan, Yu Qi, YunPeng Hou, QingYong Meng, GuangBin Zhou, HongBing Han
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of vitrification on the dynamics of the global transcriptome in bovine germinal vesicle (GV) oocytes and their in vitro-derived metaphase II (MII) oocytes. The GV oocytes were vitrified using the open-pulled straw method. After warming, GV oocytes and the resulting MII-stage oocytes were cultured in vitro for 2h and 24h respectively and were then collected. The fresh GV oocytes and their in vitro-derived MII oocytes were used as controls. Then, each pool (fresh GV, n=3; vitrified GV, n=4; fresh MII, n=1 and MII derived from vitrified GV, n=2) from the different stages was used for mRNA transcriptome sequencing...
April 17, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660986/gold-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-angiogenin-mimicking-peptides-modulate-cell-membrane-interactions
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Lorena M Cucci, Alessia Munzone, Irina Naletova, Antonio Magrì, Diego La Mendola, Cristina Satriano
Angiogenin is a protein crucial in angiogenesis, and it is overexpressed in many cancers and downregulated in neurodegenerative diseases, respectively. The protein interaction with actin, through the loop encompassing the 60-68 residues, is an essential step in the cellular cytoskeleton reorganization. This, in turn, influences the cell proliferation and migration processes. In this work, hybrid nanoassemblies of gold nanoparticles with angiogenin fragments containing the 60-68 sequence were prepared and characterized in their interaction with both model membranes of supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) and cellular membranes of cancer (neuroblastoma) and normal (fibroblasts) cell lines...
April 16, 2018: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660533/role-of-lysophosphatidic-acid-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-photoreceptors
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Grace E Lidgerwood, Andrew J Morris, Alison Conquest, Maciej Daniszewski, Louise A Rooney, Shiang Y Lim, Damián Hernández, Helena H Liang, Penelope Allen, Paul P Connell, Robyn H Guymer, Alex W Hewitt, Alice Pébay
The human retina is a complex structure of organised layers of specialised cells that support the transmission of light signals to the visual cortex. The outermost layer of the retina, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) forms part of the blood retina barrier and is implicated in many retinal diseases. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive lipid exerting pleiotropic effects in various cell types, during development, normal physiology and disease. Its producing enzyme AUTOTAXIN (ATX) is highly expressed by the pigmented epithelia of the human eye, including the RPE...
April 13, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660331/biophysical-characterization-of-actin-bundles-generated-by-the-chlamydia-trachomatis-tarp-effector
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Susmita Ghosh, Jinho Park, Mitchell Thomas, Edgar Cruz, Omar Cardona, Hyeran Kang, Travis Jewett
Chlamydia trachomatis entry into host cells is mediated by pathogen-directed remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton. The chlamydial type III secreted effector, translocated actin recruiting phosphoprotein (Tarp), has been implicated in the recruitment of actin to the site of internalization. Tarp harbors G-actin binding and proline rich domains required for Tarp-mediated actin nucleation as well as unique F-actin binding domains implicated in the formation of actin bundles. Little is known about the mechanical properties of actin bundles generated by Tarp or the mechanism by which Tarp mediates actin bundle formation...
April 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659518/examining-the-genetic-background-of-porcine-muscle-growth-and-development-based-on-transcriptome-and-mirnaome-data
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Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Klaudia Pawlina-Tyszko, Kacper Żukowski, Katarzyna Piórkowska, Grzegorz Żak, Artur Gurgul, Natalia Derebecka, Joanna Wesoły
Recently, selection in pigs has been focused on improving the lean meat content in carcasses; this focus has been most evident in breeds constituting a paternal component in breeding. Such sire-breeds are used to improve the meat quantity of cross-breed pig lines. However, even in one breed, a significant variation in the meatiness level can be observed. In the present study, the comprehensive analysis of genes and microRNA expression profiles in porcine muscle tissue was applied to identify the genetic background of meat content...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656550/mir-181c-brk1-axis-plays-a-key-role-in-actin-cytoskeleton-dependent-t-cell-function
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Shok Ping Lim, Nikolaos Ioannou, Alan G Ramsay, David Darling, Joop Gäken, Ghulam J Mufti
MicroRNAs are short endogenous noncoding RNAs that play pivotal roles in a diverse range of cellular processes. The miR-181 family is important in T cell development, proliferation, and activation. In this study, we have identified BRK1 as a potential target of miR-181c using a dual selection functional assay and have showed that miR-181c regulates BRK1 by translational inhibition. Given the importance of miR-181 in T cell function and the potential role of BRK1 in the involvement of WAVE2 complex and actin polymerization in T cells, we therefore investigated the influence of miR-181c-BRK1 axis in T cell function...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656204/surface-hydroxylation-regulates-cellular-osteogeneses-on-tio-2-and-ta-2-o-5-nanorod-films
#17
Liming Wang, Beibei Zhou, Zongguang Liu, Lingqing Dong, Kui Cheng, Wenjian Weng
Titanium and tantalum have been widely used for orthopedic and dental implant applications. However, how their inherent surface features regulate cellular osteogeneses still remains elusive. In this study, we engineered two distinct TiO2 and Ta2 O5 nanorod films as the two model oxidized surfaces to investigate their intrinsic osteogenic behaviors. The results indicated that the distinctive gradient on zeta potential against pH, corresponding to the deprotonation rate, but not the hydroxyl amount or hydroxylation polarity played a critical role on the cellular osteogenic performance...
April 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652865/calsenilin-a-presenilin-interactor-regulates-rhoa-signaling-and-neurite-outgrowth
#18
Hee-Jun Kim, Won-Haeng Lee, Mo-Jong Kim, Sunmee Shin, Byungki Jang, Jae-Bong Park, Wilma Wasco, Joseph D Buxbaum, Yong-Sun Kim, Eun-Kyoung Choi
Calsenilin modulates A-type potassium channels, regulates presenilin-mediated γ-secretase activity, and represses prodynorphin and c-fos genes expression. RhoA is involved in various cellular functions including proliferation, differentiation, migration, transcription, and regulation of the actin cytoskeleton. Although recent studies demonstrate that calsenilin can directly interact with RhoA and that RhoA inactivation is essential for neuritogenesis, it is uncertain whether there is a link between calsenilin and RhoA-regulated neuritogenesis...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651632/high-expression-of-fbp17-in-invasive-breast-cancer-cells-promotes-invadopodia-formation
#19
Prabhat Suman, Sarthak Mishra, Harish Chander
Metastatic spread of the cancer is usually the consequence of the activation of signaling pathways that generate cell motility and tissue invasion. Metastasis involves the reorganization of cytoskeleton and cell shape for the swift movement of the cells through extracellular matrix. Previously, we have described the invasive and metastatic role played by one of the members (Toca-1) of CIP4 subfamily of F-BAR proteins. In the present study, we address the role of another member (FBP17) of same family in the invasion breast cancer cells...
April 12, 2018: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649492/a-cytoskeletal-activator-and-inhibitor-are-downstream-targets-of-the-frizzled-starry-night-planar-cell-polarity-pathway-in-the-drosophila-epidermis
#20
REVIEW
Paul N Adler
The frizzled pathway regulates the planar polarity of epithelial cells. In insects this is manifested by the polarity of cuticular structures such as hairs (trichomes) and sensory bristles. A variety of evidence has established that this is achieved by regulating the subcellular location for activating the cytoskeleton in the epithelial cells. How this is accomplished is still poorly understood. In the best-studied tissue, the Drosophila pupal wing two important cytoskeletal regulators have been identified...
April 9, 2018: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
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