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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340313/linkage-between-mitochondrial-genome-alterations-telomere-length-and-aging-population
#1
Egija Zole, Krista Zadinane, Liana Pliss, Renate Ranka
We studied telomere length (TL) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number variations in individuals from Latvian Caucasian population in different age groups. We showed a positive correlation between TL and mtDNA copy number in individuals of up to 90 years of age; however, this correlation was not observed in the 90-100 years age group. While TL shortened with age and mtDNA content decreased with increasing age, in this study it was observed that mtDNA copy number in nonagenarians was slightly higher than in the 60-89 years age group...
March 24, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339618/telomere-length-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-bdnf-levels-in-siblings-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-implications-for-accelerated-cellular-aging
#2
Mirela Paiva Vasconcelos-Moreno, Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Carolina Gubert, Bárbara Tietböhl Martins Quadros Dos Santos, Adam Fijtman, Juliana Sartori, Pamela Ferrari, Lucas Kich Grun, Mariana Migliorini Parisi, Fátima Theresinha Costa Rodrigues Guma, Florencia Maria Barbé-Tuana, Flávio Kapczinski, Adriane Ribeiro Rosa, Lakshmi N Yatham, Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna
Background: Growing evidence supports the existence of neurobiological trait abnormalities in individuals at genetic risk for bipolar disorder. The aim of this study was to examine potential differences in brain-derived neurotrophic factor, cytokines, oxidative stress, and telomere length markers between patients with bipolar disorder, their siblings, and healthy controls. Methods: Thirty-six patients with bipolar disorder type I, 39 siblings, and 44 healthy controls were assessed...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338837/associations-of-leukocyte-telomere-length-with-aerobic-and-muscular-fitness-in-young-adults
#3
Dylan M Williams, Jessica L Buxton, Marko T Kantomaa, Tuija H Tammelin, Alexandra I F Blakemore, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin
Decline in both telomere length and physical fitness over the life course may contribute to increased risk of several chronic diseases. The relationship between telomere length and aerobic and muscular fitness is not well characterized. We examined whether there are cross-sectional associations of mean relative leukocyte telomere length (LTL) with objective measures of aerobic fitness, muscle strength, and muscle endurance, using data on 31-year-old participants of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (n = 4,952-5,205, varying by exposure-outcome analysis)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338779/telomere-length-and-ccl11-levels-are-associated-with-gray-matter-volume-and-episodic-memory-performance-in-schizophrenia-evidence-of-pathological-accelerated-aging
#4
Leticia Sanguinetti Czepielewski, Raffael Massuda, Bruna Panizzutti, Lucas Kich Grun, Florencia María Barbé-Tuana, Antonio Lucio Teixeira, Deanna M Barch, Clarissa S Gama
Schizophrenia (SZ) is associated with increased somatic morbidity and mortality, in addition to cognitive impairments similar to those seen in normal aging, which may suggest that pathological accelerated aging occurs in SZ. Therefore, we aim to evaluate the relationships of age, telomere length (TL), and CCL11 (aging and inflammatory biomarkers, respectively), gray matter (GM) volume and episodic memory performance in individuals with SZ compared to healthy controls (HC). One hundred twelve participants (48 SZ and 64 HC) underwent clinical and memory assessments, structural MRI, and had their peripheral blood drawn for biomarkers analysis...
February 22, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338178/the-involvement-of-senescence-induced-by-the-telomere-shortness-in-the-decline-of-osteogenic-differentiation-in-bmscs
#5
C Li, G-J Wei, L Xu, J-S Rong, S-Q Tao, Y-S Wang
OBJECTIVE: BMSC (Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells) is an important seed cell for the repair of bone and cartilage defect in the tissue engineering. The proliferation rate and differentiation capacity of BMSCs from the old donors were less than that from young donors; however, the related mechanism remained unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague Dawley (SD) rats BMSCs were cultured and treated. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and continual passage of BMSCs were performed to induce senescence...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337032/drosophila-dyskerin-is-required-for-somatic-stem-cell-homeostasis
#6
Rosario Vicidomini, Arianna Petrizzo, Annamaria di Giovanni, Laura Cassese, Antonella Anna Lombardi, Caterina Pragliola, Maria Furia
Drosophila represents an excellent model to dissect the roles played by the evolutionary conserved family of eukaryotic dyskerins. These multifunctional proteins are involved in the formation of H/ACA snoRNP and telomerase complexes, both involved in essential cellular tasks. Since fly telomere integrity is guaranteed by a different mechanism, we used this organism to investigate the specific role played by dyskerin in somatic stem cell maintenance. To this aim, we focussed on Drosophila midgut, a hierarchically organized and well characterized model for stemness analysis...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334887/avoidance-of-apobec3b-induced-mutation-by-error-free-lesion-bypass
#7
James I Hoopes, Amber L Hughes, Lauren A Hobson, Luis M Cortez, Alexander J Brown, Steven A Roberts
APOBEC cytidine deaminases mutate cancer genomes by converting cytidines into uridines within ssDNA during replication. Although uracil DNA glycosylases limit APOBEC-induced mutation, it is unknown if subsequent base excision repair (BER) steps function on replication-associated ssDNA. Hence, we measured APOBEC3B-induced CAN1 mutation frequencies in yeast deficient in BER endonucleases or DNA damage tolerance proteins. Strains lacking Apn1, Apn2, Ntg1, Ntg2 or Rev3 displayed wild-type frequencies of APOBEC3B-induced canavanine resistance (CanR)...
March 10, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334836/trypanosoma-brucei-rap1-maintains-telomere-and-subtelomere-integrity-by-suppressing-terra-and-telomeric-rna-dna-hybrids
#8
Vishal Nanavaty, Ranjodh Sandhu, Sanaa E Jehi, Unnati M Pandya, Bibo Li
Trypanosoma brucei causes human African trypanosomiasis and regularly switches its major surface antigen, VSG, thereby evading the host's immune response. VSGs are monoallelically expressed from subtelomeric expression sites (ESs), and VSG switching exploits subtelomere plasticity. However, subtelomere integrity is essential for T. brucei viability. The telomeric transcript, TERRA, was detected in T. brucei previously. We now show that the active ES-adjacent telomere is transcribed. We find that TbRAP1, a telomere protein essential for VSG silencing, suppresses VSG gene conversion-mediated switching...
March 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334827/yeast-hrq1-shares-structural-and-functional-homology-with-the-disease-linked-human-recq4-helicase
#9
Cody M Rogers, Joseph Che-Yen Wang, Hiroki Noguchi, Tsuyoshi Imasaki, Yuichiro Takagi, Matthew L Bochman
The five human RecQ helicases participate in multiple processes required to maintain genome integrity. Of these, the disease-linked RecQ4 is the least studied because it poses many technical challenges. We previously demonstrated that the yeast Hrq1 helicase displays similar functions to RecQ4 in vivo, and here, we report the biochemical and structural characterization of these enzymes. In vitro, Hrq1 and RecQ4 are DNA-stimulated ATPases and robust helicases. Further, these activities were sensitive to DNA sequence and structure, with the helicases preferentially unwinding D-loops...
February 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334768/repair-of-uv-induced-dna-lesions-in-natural-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-telomeres-is-moderated-by-sir2-and-sir3-and-inhibited-by-yku-sir4-interaction
#10
Laetitia Guintini, Maxime Tremblay, Martin Toussaint, Annie D'Amours, Ralf E Wellinger, Raymund J Wellinger, Antonio Conconi
Ultraviolet light (UV) causes DNA damage that is removed by nucleotide excision repair (NER). UV-induced DNA lesions must be recognized and repaired in nucleosomal DNA, higher order structures of chromatin and within different nuclear sub-compartments. Telomeric DNA is made of short tandem repeats located at the ends of chromosomes and their maintenance is critical to prevent genome instability. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae the chromatin structure of natural telomeres is distinctive and contingent to telomeric DNA sequences...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334750/ctc1-mediated-c-strand-fill-in-is-an-essential-step-in-telomere-length-maintenance
#11
Xuyang Feng, Shih-Jui Hsu, Christopher Kasbek, Mary Chaiken, Carolyn M Price
To prevent progressive telomere shortening as a result of conventional DNA replication, new telomeric DNA must be added onto the chromosome end. The de novo DNA synthesis involves elongation of the G-rich strand of the telomere by telomerase. In human cells, the CST complex (CTC1-STN1-TEN1) also functions in telomere replication. CST first aids in duplication of the telomeric dsDNA. Then after telomerase has extended the G-rich strand, CST facilitates fill-in synthesis of the complementary C-strand. Here, we analyze telomere structure after disruption of human CTC1 and demonstrate that functional CST is essential for telomere length maintenance due to its role in mediating C-strand fill-in...
February 23, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334717/a-tandemly-arranged-pattern-of-two-5s-rdna-arrays-in-amolops-mantzorum-anura-ranidae
#12
Ting Liu, Menghuan Song, Yun Xia, Xiaomao Zeng
In an attempt to extend the knowledge of the 5S rDNA organization in anurans, the 5S rDNA sequences of Amolops mantzorum were isolated, characterized, and mapped by FISH. Two forms of 5S rDNA, type I (209 bp) and type II (about 870 bp), were found in specimens investigated from various populations. Both of them contained a 118-bp coding sequence, readily differentiated by their non-transcribed spacer (NTS) sizes and compositions. Four probes (the 5S rDNA coding sequences, the type I NTS, the type II NTS, and the entire type II 5S rDNA sequences) were respectively labeled with TAMRA or digoxigenin to hybridize with mitotic chromosomes for samples of all localities...
March 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334706/repetitive-dna-a-versatile-tool-for-karyotyping-in-festuca-pratensis-huds
#13
Anna Křivánková, David Kopecký, Štěpán Stočes, Jaroslav Doležel, Eva Hřibová
FISH is a useful method to identify individual chromosomes in a karyotype and to discover their structural changes accompanying genome evolution and speciation. DNA probes for FISH should be chromosome specific and/or exhibit specific patterns of distribution along each chromosome. Such probes are not available in many plants including meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.), an important forage grass species. In the present study, various DNA repeats identified in Illumina shotgun sequences specific to chromosome 4F of F...
March 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330934/fundamental-mechanisms-of-telomerase-action-in-yeasts-and-mammals-understanding-telomeres-and-telomerase-in-cancer-cells
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Christine A Armstrong, Kazunori Tomita
Aberrant activation of telomerase occurs in 85-90% of all cancers and underpins the ability of cancer cells to bypass their proliferative limit, rendering them immortal. The activity of telomerase is tightly controlled at multiple levels, from transcriptional regulation of the telomerase components to holoenzyme biogenesis and recruitment to the telomere, and finally activation and processivity. However, studies using cancer cell lines and other model systems have begun to reveal features of telomeres and telomerase that are unique to cancer...
March 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330827/intrauterine-exposure-to-maternal-stress-alters-bdnf-iv-dna-methylation-and-telomere-length-in-the-brain-of-adult-rat-offspring
#15
Jennifer Blaze, Arun Asok, Kristyn Borrelli, Christina Tulbert, Justin Bollinger, April E Ronca, Tania L Roth
DNA methylation (addition of methyl groups to cytosines which normally represses gene transcription) and changes in telomere length (TTAGGG repeats on the ends of chromosomes) are two molecular modifications that result from stress and could contribute to the long-term effects of intrauterine exposure to maternal stress on offspring behavior. Here, we measured methylation of DNA associated with the Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (Bdnf) gene, a gene important in development and plasticity, and telomere length in the brains of adult rat male and female offspring whose mothers were exposed to unpredictable and variable stressors throughout gestation...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329670/telomere-length-cutaneous-beta-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Shalaka Hampras, Michael Pawlita, Massimo Tommasino, Jong Park, Pearlie Burnette, Neil Fenske, Basil Cherpelis, Dana Rollison
BackgroundCutaneous beta-human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and telomere length have both been associated with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We examined the interaction between telomere length and beta-HPV in association with SCC.MethodsA subset of SCC cases and controls, enrolled in a previously conducted case-control study (2007-2008) at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, for whom data was available on telomere length and a) beta-HPV serology (135 cases and 201 controls), b) beta-HPV DNA in eyebrow hairs (EB) (130 SCC cases and 195 controls) and c) beta-HPV DNA in SCC tumors (117 cases), were included in the present analyses...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329413/physical-activity-muscular-strength-and-polypharmacy-among-older-multimorbid-persons-results-from-the-kora-age-study
#17
K A Volaklis, B Thorand, A Peters, M Halle, M Heier, B Strasser, U Amann, K H Ladwig, H Schulz, W Koenig, C Meisinger
The purpose of this study was to examine if physical activity (PA) and muscular strength (MS) are related to polypharmacy. Our cross-sectional analysis was based on 711 patients with multimorbidity (ΜΜΒ), aged 65-94 years, who participated in the KORA-Age study. Participants underwent a face to face interview and extensive physical examinations including anthropometric measurements, registration of chronic diseases, determination of health-related behaviors (smoking, alcohol intake, physical activity, etc), collection of blood samples and measurement of hand-grip strength...
March 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329327/association-of-accelerometer-measured-physical-activity-with-leukocyte-telomere-length-among-older-women
#18
Aladdin H Shadyab, Michael J LaMonte, Charles Kooperberg, Alexander P Reiner, Cara L Carty, Todd M Manini, Lifang Hou, Chongzhi Di, Andrea Z LaCroix
Background: Previous studies on physical activity and telomere length have relied largely upon self-reported physical activity data, and few studies have examined older adults. The association of objectively measured physical activity with leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is currently unknown. Methods: In this study, we examined cross-sectional associations between accelerometer-measured total, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and LTL, measured using Southern blot...
March 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327364/telomere-length-analysis-in-down-syndrome-birth
#19
Pranami Bhaumik, Mandar Bhattacharya, Priyanka Ghosh, Sujoy Ghosh, Subrata Kumar Dey
Human reproductive fitness depends upon telomere chemistry. Maternal age, meiotic nondisjunction error and telomere length of mother of trisomic child are someway associated. Reports exhibiting maternal inheritance of telomere length in Down syndrome child are very scanty. To investigate this, we collected peripheral blood from 170 mothers of Down syndrome child and 186 age matched mothers of euploid child with their newly born babies. Telomere length was measured by restriction digestion - southern blotting technique...
March 19, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324511/analysis-of-telomere-proteins-by-chromatin-immunoprecipitation-chip
#20
Feng Liu, Xuyang Feng, Wenbin Ma
Telomere chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) is an experimental method used to determine whether proteins are associated with telomere DNA inside the nuclei of cells and tissues. Telomere-associated proteins are first covalently crosslinked to telomere DNA, and then immunoprecipitated using an antibody specific for the protein of interest. This method has become one of the most indispensable tools for investigating the protein complexes that associate with telomeres.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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