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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936488/ro52-trim21-deficient-expression-and-function-in-different-subsets-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-is-associated-with-a-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-response-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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D Gómez-Martín, A S Galindo-Feria, A Barrera-Vargas, J Merayo-Chalico, G Juárez-Vega, J Torres-Ruiz, J Alcocer-Varela
The presence of anti-Ro52/Trim21 autoantibodies has been associated with a distinctive clinical profile and has gained value as a prognostic marker in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). The aim of the present work was to analyze Ro52/Trim21 expression in different subsets of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with IIM, as well as the ubiquitination profile and its association with pro-inflammatory cytokine production. We included 18 patients with recent onset IIM and 18 age and gender-matched healthy donors...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933291/endocytosis-and-physiology-insights-from-disabled-2-deficient-mice
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Wensi Tao, Robert Moore, Elizabeth R Smith, Xiang-Xi Xu
Disabled-2 (Dab2) is a clathrin and cargo binding endocytic adaptor protein, and cell biology studies revealed that Dab2 plays a role in cellular trafficking of a number of transmembrane receptors and signaling proteins. A PTB/PID domain located in the N-terminus of Dab2 binds the NPXY motif(s) present at the cytoplasmic tails of certain transmembrane proteins/receptors. The membrane receptors reported to bind directly to Dab2 include LDL receptor and its family members LRP1 and LRP2 (megalin), growth factor receptors EGFR and FGFR, and the cell adhesion receptor beta1 integrin...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933084/photosystem-ii-functionality-in-barley-responds-dynamically-to-changes-in-leaf-manganese-status
#3
Sidsel B Schmidt, Marta Powikrowska, Ken S Krogholm, Bianca Naumann-Busch, Jan K Schjoerring, Søren Husted, Poul E Jensen, Pai R Pedas
A catalytic manganese (Mn) cluster is required for the oxidation of water in the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) of photosystem II (PSII) in plants. Despite this essential role of Mn in generating the electrons driving photosynthesis, limited information is available on how Mn deficiency affects PSII functionality. We have here used parameters derived from measurements of fluorescence induction kinetics (OJIP transients), non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) and PSII subunit composition to investigate how latent Mn deficiency changes the photochemistry in two barley genotypes differing in Mn efficiency...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932549/proteolytic-degradation-of-heat-shock-protein-a2-occurs-in-response-to-oxidative-stress-in-male-germ-cells-of-the-mouse
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Elizabeth G Bromfield, R John Aitken, Eileen A McLaughlin, Brett Nixon
STUDY QUESTION: Does oxidative stress compromise the protein expression of heat shock protein A2 (HSPA2) in the developing germ cells of the mouse testis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oxidative stress leads to the modification of HSPA2 by the lipid aldehyde 4-hydroxynonenal (4HNE) and initiates its degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome system. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous work has revealed a deficiency in HSPA2 protein expression within the spermatozoa of infertile men that have failed fertilization in a clinical setting...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932490/c-terminus-of-the-p4-atpase-atp8a2-functions-in-protein-folding-and-regulation-of-phospholipid-flippase-activity
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Madhavan Chalat, Kody Moleschi, Robert S Molday
ATP8A2 is a P4-ATPase that flips phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylethanolamine across cell membranes. This generates membrane phospholipid asymmetry, a property important in many cellular processes including vesicle trafficking. ATP8A2 deficiency causes severe neurodegenerative diseases. We have investigated the role of the C-terminus of ATP8A2 in its expression, subcellular localization, interaction with its subunit CDC50A, and function as a phosphatidylserine flippase. C-terminal deletion mutants exhibited a reduced tendency to solubilize in mild detergent and exit the endoplasmic reticulum...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932449/oral-iron-treatment-response-and-predictors-in-anaemic-adolescents-and-adults-with-ibd-a-prospective-controlled-open-label-trial
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David S Rampton, James R Goodhand, Neerav M Joshi, Abu-Bakarr Karim, Yasmine Koodun, Farah M Barakat, Lucia Macken, Douglas G Ward, Tariq H Iqbal, Jenny Epstein, John M Fell, Ian R Sanderson
BACKGROUND: Because of previous concerns about the efficacy and safety of oral iron for treating iron deficiency anaemia in IBD, particularly in young people, we compared the effects of ferrous sulphate on haemoglobin response, disease activity and psychometric scores in adolescents and adults with IBD. We also assessed the relation of baseline serum hepcidin to haemoglobin response. METHODS: We undertook a prospective, open-label, 6-week non-inferiority trial of the effects of ferrous sulphate 200mg twice daily on haemoglobin, iron status, hepcidin, disease activity (Harvey-Bradshaw Index, Simple Colitis Clinical Activity Index, C-reactive protein (CRP), faecal calprotectin and psychometric scores in 45 adolescents (age 13-18 years) and 43 adults (>18 years)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932351/telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-deficiency-prevents-neointima-formation-through-chromatin-silencing-of-e2f1-target-genes
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Elizabeth B Endorf, Hua Qing, Jun Aono, Naoto Terami, Geneviève Doyon, Eric Hyzny, Karrie L Jones, Hannes M Findeisen, Dennis Bruemmer
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant proliferation of smooth muscle cells (SMC) in response to injury induces pathological vascular remodeling during atherosclerosis and neointima formation. Telomerase is rate limiting for tissue renewal and cell replication; however, the physiological role of telomerase in vascular diseases remains to be determined. The goal of the present study was to determine whether telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) affects proliferative vascular remodeling and to define the molecular mechanism by which TERT supports SMC proliferation...
December 8, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931815/evaluation-of-mutagenicity-of-acrylamide-using-rbc-pig-a-and-pigret-assays-by-single-peroral-dose-in-rats
#8
Katsuyoshi Horibata, Akiko Ukai, Masamitsu Honma
The Pig-a gene mutation assay, a powerful tool for evaluating in vivo genotoxicity, is based on flow cytometric enumeration of red blood cells (RBCs), which are deficient in glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchored proteins caused by mutation(s) in the Pig-a gene. Various approaches for measuring cells with mutated Pig-a gene have been developed. The Pig-a assay targeting concentrated reticulocytes - the PIGRET assay - has the potential to detect genotoxicity in early stages of the study. To verify the potential and usefulness of the PIGRET assay for short-term testing, we conducted a joint research with the Mammalian Mutagenicity Study (MMS) Group of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931749/-hereditary-epidermolysis-bullosa-french-national-guidelines-pnds-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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C Chiaverini, E Bourrat, J Mazereeuw-Hautier, S Hadj-Rabia, C Bodemer, J-P Lacour
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of rare genetic diseases characterized by fragile skin and/or mucous membrane, and it may be either local or generalized. It is caused by mutations in genes encoding different proteins involved mainly in the structure and function of the dermal-epidermal junction. Nineteen genes have so far been identified. They are classified by level of skin cleavage (from top to bottom) into four groups: EB simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB and Kindler syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928891/early-deterioration-of-iron-status-among-a-cohort-of-bolivian-infants
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Rachel M Burke, Paulina A Rebolledo, Anna M Fabiszewski de Aceituno, Rita Revollo, Volga Iñiguez, Mitchel Klein, Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Juan S Leon, Parminder S Suchdev
Iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are major contributors to infant and maternal morbidity worldwide. There is limited longitudinal data on iron status in young infants and on methods to adjust iron biomarkers for inflammation. We aimed to quantify the prevalence of inflammation-adjusted ID, anemia, and IDA over the first year in a cohort of Bolivian infants and their mothers. Healthy mother-infant dyads were recruited from two peri-urban hospitals. Infants provided three blood draws (2, 6-8, and 12-18 months; N = 160); mothers provided two blood draws (1 and 6-8 months postpartum [plus third anemia measurement at 12-18 months]; N = 250)...
December 7, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927603/lysophosphatidic-acid-signaling-through-its-receptor-initiates-profibrotic-epithelial-cell-fibroblast-communication-mediated-by-epithelial-cell-derived-connective-tissue-growth-factor
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Norihiko Sakai, Jerold Chun, Jeremy S Duffield, David Lagares, Takashi Wada, Andrew D Luster, Andrew M Tager
The expansion of the fibroblast pool is a critical step in organ fibrosis, but the mechanisms driving expansion remain to be fully clarified. We previously showed that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) signaling through its receptor LPA1 expressed on fibroblasts directly induces the recruitment of these cells. Here we tested whether LPA-LPA1 signaling drives fibroblast proliferation and activation during the development of renal fibrosis. LPA1-deficient (LPA1(-/-)) or -sufficient (LPA1(+/+)) mice were crossed to mice with green fluorescent protein expression (GFP) driven by the type I procollagen promoter (Col-GFP) to identify fibroblasts...
December 4, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926859/rapamycin-reverses-metabolic-deficits-in-lamin-a-c-deficient-mice
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Chen-Yu Liao, Sydney S Anderson, Nicole H Chicoine, Jarrott R Mayfield, Emmeline C Academia, Joy A Wilson, Chalermkwan Pongkietisak, Morgan A Thompson, Earl P Lagmay, Delana M Miller, Yueh-Mei Hsu, Mark A McCormick, Monique N O'Leary, Brian K Kennedy
The role of the mTOR inhibitor, rapamycin, in regulation of adiposity remains controversial. Here, we evaluate mTOR signaling in lipid metabolism in adipose tissues of Lmna(-/-) mice, a mouse model for dilated cardiomyopathy and muscular dystrophy. Lifespan extension by rapamycin is associated with increased body weight and fat content, two phenotypes we link to suppression of elevated energy expenditure. In both white and brown adipose tissue of Lmna(-/-) mice, we find that rapamycin inhibits mTORC1 but not mTORC2, leading to suppression of elevated lipolysis and restoration of thermogenic protein UCP1 levels, respectively...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925188/a-human-3d-in-vitro-model-to-assess-the-relationship-between-osteoporosis-and-dissemination-to-bone-of-breast-cancer-tumour-cells
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F Salamanna, V Borsari, S Brogini, P Torricelli, S Cepollaro, M Cadossi, M Fini
Despite consistent improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for breast cancer, up to 40% of patients will develop bone metastases. To reduce the morbidity and complications related with bone metastases, it is imperative to reduce their etiological factors. Osteoporosis, being characterized by a sudden estrogen deficiency, may provide a favorable condition for bone metastasis. This work, using a humanized 3D in vitro model, aims at evaluating the relationship between osteoporosis and breast cancer-derived bone metastases...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924419/beneficial-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-acute-lung-injury-after-i-i-r-is-dependent-on-the-secretion-of-il-10-and-independent-of-the-tlr-myd88-signaling
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J L Carvalho, A Britto, A P Ligeiro de Oliveira, H Castro-Faria-Neto, R Albertini, E Anatriello, F Aimbire
The use of low-level laser for lung inflammation treatment has been evidenced in animal studies as well as clinical trials. The laser action mechanism seems to involve downregulation of neutrophil chemoattractants and transcription factors. Innate immune responses against microorganisms may be mediated by toll-like receptors (TLR). Intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (i-I/R) lead to bacterial product translocation, such as endotoxin, which consequently activates TLRs leading to intestinal and lung inflammation after gut trauma...
December 6, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924006/the-homologous-recombination-protein-rad51d-protects-the-genome-from-large-deletions
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Wade A Reh, Rodney S Nairn, Megan P Lowery, Karen M Vasquez
Homologous recombination (HR) is a DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair pathway that protects the genome from chromosomal instability. RAD51 mediator proteins (i.e. paralogs) are critical for efficient HR in mammalian cells. However, how HR-deficient cells process DSBs is not clear. Here, we utilized a loss-of-function HR-reporter substrate to simultaneously monitor HR-mediated gene conversion and non-conservative mutation events. The assay is designed around a heteroallelic duplication of the Aprt gene at its endogenous locus in isogenic Chinese hamster ovary cell lines...
December 6, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924002/sfpq%C3%A2-nono-and-xlf-function-separately-and-together-to-promote-dna-double-strand-break-repair-via-canonical-nonhomologous-end-joining
#16
Lahcen Jaafar, Zhentian Li, Shuyi Li, William S Dynan
A complex of two related mammalian proteins, SFPQ and NONO, promotes DNA double-strand break repair via the canonical nonhomologous end joining (c-NHEJ) pathway. However, its mechanism of action is not fully understood. Here we describe an improved SFPQ•NONO-dependent in vitro end joining assay. We use this system to demonstrate that the SFPQ•NONO complex substitutes in vitro for the core c-NHEJ factor, XLF. Results are consistent with a model where SFPQ•NONO promotes sequence-independent pairing of DNA substrates, albeit in a way that differs in detail from XLF...
December 6, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921079/data-file-of-a-deep-proteome-analysis-of-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-aged-mice-with-progranulin-deficiency-or-neuronal-overexpression-of-progranulin
#17
Juliana Heidler, Stefanie Hardt, Ilka Wittig, Irmgard Tegeder
Progranulin deficiency is associated with neurodegeneration in humans and in mice. The mechanisms likely involve progranulin-promoted removal of protein waste via autophagy. We performed a deep proteomic screen of the pre-frontal cortex in aged (13-15 months) female progranulin-deficient mice (GRN(-/-)) and mice with inducible neuron-specific overexpression of progranulin (SLICK-GRN-OE) versus the respective control mice. Proteins were extracted and analyzed per liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) on a Thermo Scientific™ Q Exactive Plus equipped with an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography unit and a Nanospray Flex Ion-Source...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921076/yeast-2-hybrid-data-file-showing-progranulin-interactions-in-human-fetal-brain-and-bone-marrow-libraries
#18
Irmgard Tegeder
Progranulin deficiency in humans is associated with neurodegeneration. Its mechanisms are not yet fully understood. We performed a Yeast-2-Hybrid screen using human full-length progranulin as bait to assess the interactions of progranulin. Progranulin was screened against human fetal brain and human bone marrow libraries using the standard Matchmaker technology (Clontech). This article contains the full Y2H data table, including blast results and sequences, a sorted table according to selection criteria for likely positive, putatively positive, likely false and false preys, and tables showing the gene ontology terms associated with the likely and putative preys of the brain and bone marrow libraries...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914838/lacrimal-gland-involvement-in-blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus-inversus-syndrome
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Ana Filipa Duarte, Patricia M S Akaishi, Greice A de Molfetta, Salomão Chodraui-Filho, Murilo Cintra, Alcina Toscano, Wilson Araujo Silva, Antonio A V Cruz
PURPOSE: To describe the involvement of the lacrimal gland (LG) in blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one patients with BPES (10 female, 11 male) aged on average 15 years (range, 2-39 years), from 3 Brazilian medical centers and 1 Portuguese medical center. METHODS: Patients had their ocular surface evaluated with slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and tear production quantified with the Schirmer test I...
November 30, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913624/bcp1-is-the-nuclear-chaperone-of-the-60s-ribosomal-protein-rpl23-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
Ya-Han Ting, Ting-Jun Lu, Arlen W Johnson, Jing-Ting Shie, Bo-Ru Chen, Suresh Kumar S, Kai-Yin Lo
Eukaryotic ribosomes are composed of rRNAs and ribosomal proteins. Ribosomal proteins are translated in the cytoplasm and imported into the nucleus for assembly with the rRNAs. It has been shown that chaperones or karyopherins responsible for import can maintain the stability of ribosomal proteins by neutralizing unfavorable positive charges and thus facilitate their transports. Among 79 ribosomal proteins in yeast, only few are identified with specific chaperones. Besides the classic role in maintaining protein stability, chaperones have additional roles in transport, chaperoning the assembly site, and dissociation of ribosomal proteins from karyopherins...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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