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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733446/how-does-pressure-overload-cause-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-dysfunction-high-ouabain-affinity-cardiac-na-pumps-are-crucial
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Mordecai P Blaustein
Left ventricular hypertrophy is frequently observed in hypertensive patients, and is believed to be due to the pressure overload and cardiomyocyte stretch. Three recent reports on mice with genetically-engineered Na(+) pumps, however, demonstrate that cardiac ouabain-sensitive α2 Na(+) pumps play a key role in the pathogenesis of trans-aortic constriction (TAC)-induced hypertrophy. Hypertrophy was delayed/attenuated in mice with mutant, ouabain-resistant α2 Na(+) pumps and in mice with cardiac-selective knockout (KO) or transgenic overexpression (TG) of α2 Na(+) pumps...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733391/diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-mediated-triacylglyerol-synthesis-augments-basal-thermotolerance
#2
Stephanie P Mueller, Melissa Unger, Lena Guender, Agnes Fekete, Martin J Mueller
High temperatures rapidly induce a genetically programmed heat shock response (HSR) that is essential to establish short-term acquired thermotolerance. In addition, an immediate HSR-independent metabolic response is triggered resulting in an accumulation of unsaturated triacylglycerols (TAGs) in the cytosol. The metabolic processes involved in heat-induced TAG formation in plants and their physiological significance remain to be clarified. Lipidomic analyses of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings indicated that during heat stress polyunsaturated fatty acids from thylakoid galactolipids are incorporated into cytosolic TAGs...
July 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733345/genes-of-cellular-components-of-morphogenesis-in-porcine-oocytes-before-and-after-ivm
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Joanna Budna, Artur Bryja, Piotr Celichowski, Rotem Kahan, Wiesława Kranc, Sylwia Ciesiółka, Marta Rybska, Sylwia Borys, Michal Jeseta, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Klaus Peter Brüssow, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Proper oocyte maturation in mammals produces an oocyte capable of monospermic fertilization and embryo preimplantation. The cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs), surrounding an oocyte, play a significant role in oocyte maturation. During this process, when the COCs undergo cumulus expansion wherein tightly compact cumulus cells (CCs) form a dispersed structure, permanent biochemical and molecular modifications occur in the maturing oocytes, indicating the gene expression between immature and mature oocytes differs significantly...
July 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733280/construction-and-optimization-of-a-heterologous-pathway-for-protocatechuate-catabolism-in-escherichia-coli-enables-bioconversion-of-model-aromatic-compounds
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Sonya M Clarkson, Richard J Giannone, Donna M Kridelbaugh, James G Elkins, Adam M Guss, Joshua K Michener
The production of biofuels from lignocellulose yields a substantial lignin byproduct stream that currently has few applications. Biological conversion of lignin-derived compounds into chemicals and fuels has the potential to improve the economics of lignocellulose-derived biofuels, but few microbes are able both to catabolize lignin-derived aromatic compounds and generate valuable products. While Escherichia coli has been engineered to produce a variety of fuels and chemicals, it is incapable of catabolizing most aromatic compounds...
July 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731463/peroxisomes-protect-lymphoma-cells-from-hdac-inhibitor-mediated-apoptosis
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Michael S Dahabieh, ZongYi Ha, Erminia Di Pietro, Jessica N Nichol, Alicia M Bolt, Christophe Goncalves, Daphné Dupéré-Richer, Filippa Pettersson, Koren K Mann, Nancy E Braverman, Sonia V Del Rincón, Wilson H Miller
Peroxisomes are a critical rheostat of reactive oxygen species (ROS), yet their role in drug sensitivity and resistance remains unexplored. Gene expression analysis of clinical lymphoma samples suggests that peroxisomes are involved in mediating drug resistance to the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) Vorinostat (Vor), which promotes ROS-mediated apoptosis. Vor augments peroxisome numbers in cultured lymphoma cells, concomitant with increased levels of peroxisomal proteins PEX3, PEX11B, and PMP70. Genetic inhibition of peroxisomes, using PEX3 knockdown, reveals that peroxisomes protect lymphoma cells against Vor-mediated cell death...
July 21, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729608/programmed-death-one-homolog-maintains-the-pool-size-of-regulatory-t-cells-by-promoting-their-differentiation-and-stability
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Qi Wang, Jianwei He, Dallas B Flies, Liqun Luo, Lieping Chen
Programmed death one homolog (PD-1H) is an immunoglobulin superfamily molecule and primarily acts as a coinhibitor in the initiation of T cell response to antigens. Here, we report that genetic ablation of PD-1H in mice blocks the differentiation of naive T cells to Foxp3(+) inducible Treg cells (iTreg) with a significant decrease of iTreg in lymphoid organs. This effect of PD-1H is highly specific for iTreg because both naturally generated iTreg in gut-related tissues and in vitro induced iTreg by TGF-β were decreased whereas the genesis of natural Treg (nTreg) remains normal...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729207/first-two-cases-of-severe-multifocal-infections-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-switzerland-characterization-of-an-atypical-non-k1-k2-serotype-strain-causing-liver-abscess-and-endocarditis
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Baharak Babouee Flury, Valentina Donà, Niccolo Buetti, Hansjakob Furrer, Andrea Endimiani
BACKGROUND: We describe the first two multifocal invasive infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae recently observed in Switzerland. METHODS: Phenotypic (MIC assays and string test) and molecular analyses (PCR/Sequencing for bla, virulence factor genes and whole genome sequencing for one strain) were performed to characterize the causative K. pneumoniae isolates. RESULTS: Both K. pneumoniae isolates (Kp1 and Kp2) were pan-susceptible to antibiotics and produced narrow-spectrum SHV β-lactamases...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729051/inhibiting-effects-of-fructanase-on-competence-stimulating-peptide-dependent-quorum-sensing-system-in-streptococcus-mutans
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Yusuke Suzuki, Ryo Nagasawa, Hidenobu Senpuku
Streptococcus mutans produces glucosyltransferases encoded by the gtfB and gtfC genes, which synthesize insoluble glucan, and both insoluble and soluble glucans by conversion of sucrose, and are known as principal agents to provide strong biofilm formation and demineralization on tooth surfaces. S. mutans possess a Com-dependent quorum sensing (QS) system, which is important for survival in severe conditions. The QS system is stimulated by the interaction between ComD {Receptor to competence-stimulating peptide (CSP)} encoded by the comD and CSP encoded by the comC, and importantly associated with bacteriocin production and genetic competence...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728987/genetic-analysis-of-virulence-in-the-pyrenophora-teres-f-teres-population-bb25-%C3%A3-fgoh04ptt-21
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Vaidehi M Koladia, Jonathan K Richards, Nathan A Wyatt, Justin D Faris, Robert S Brueggeman, Timothy L Friesen
Pyrenophora teres f. teres is the causal agent of net form net blotch (NFNB) of barley. In order to map the genetics of avirulence/virulence in P. teres f. teres, a fungal population was developed using P. teres f. teres isolates BB25 (Denmark) and FGOH04Ptt-21 (North Dakota, USA) due to these two isolates differing in virulence on several common barley lines. 109 progeny isolates were obtained from the BB25 by FGOH04Ptt-21 cross that were then used for NFNB disease evaluation across eight barley lines, four of which have been used commonly as NFNB differential lines as well as four cultivars commonly used in barley production in the Northern Great Plains...
July 17, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727785/novel-crispr-cas9-gene-drive-constructs-reveal-insights-into-mechanisms-of-resistance-allele-formation-and-drive-efficiency-in-genetically-diverse-populations
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Jackson Champer, Riona Reeves, Suh Yeon Oh, Chen Liu, Jingxian Liu, Andrew G Clark, Philipp W Messer
A functioning gene drive system could fundamentally change our strategies for the control of vector-borne diseases by facilitating rapid dissemination of transgenes that prevent pathogen transmission or reduce vector capacity. CRISPR/Cas9 gene drive promises such a mechanism, which works by converting cells that are heterozygous for the drive construct into homozygotes, thereby enabling super-Mendelian inheritance. Although CRISPR gene drive activity has already been demonstrated, a key obstacle for current systems is their propensity to generate resistance alleles, which cannot be converted to drive alleles...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726641/a-plant-fungal-type-phosphoenolpyruvate-carboxykinase-located-in-the-parasite-mitochondrion-ensures-glucose-independent-survival-of-toxoplasma-gondii
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Richard Nitzsche, Özlem Günay-Esiyok, Maximilian Tischer, Vyacheslav Zagoriy, Nishith Gupta
Toxoplasma gondii is considered as one of the most successful intracellular pathogens, because it can reproduce in varied nutritional milieus, encountered in diverse host-cell types of essentially any warm-blooded organism. Our earlier work has demonstrated that the acute (tachyzoite) stage of T. gondii depends on cooperativity of glucose and glutamine catabolism to meet biosynthetic demands. Either of these two nutrients can sustain the parasite survival; however, what determines the metabolic plasticity has not been resolved yet...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718379/expression-of-embryonic-stem-cell-markers-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Tiphanie Picot, Carmen Mariana Aanei, Amandine Fayard, Pascale Flandrin-Gresta, Sylvie Tondeur, Marina Gouttenoire, Emmanuelle Tavernier-Tardy, Eric Wattel, Denis Guyotat, Lydia Campos
Acute myeloid leukemia is driven by leukemic stem cells which can be identified by cross lineage expression or arrest of differentiation compared to normal hematopoietic stem cells. Self-renewal and lack of differentiation are also features of stem cells and have been associated with the expression of embryonic genes. The aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of embryonic antigens (OCT4, NANOG, SOX2, SSEA1, SSEA3) in hematopoietic stem cell subsets (CD34(+)CD38(-) and CD34(+)CD38(+)) from normal bone marrows and in samples from acute myeloid leukemia patients...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714698/microrna-intercellular-transfer-and-bioelectrical-regulation-of-model-multicellular-ensembles-by-the-gap-junction-connectivity
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Javier Cervera, Salvador Meseguer, Salvador Mafe
We have studied theoretically the microRNA (miRNA) intercellular transfer through voltage-gated gap junctions in terms of a biophysically-grounded system of coupled differential equations. Instead of modeling a specific system, we use a general approach describing the interplay between the genetic mechanisms and the single-cell electric potentials. The dynamics of the multicellular ensemble are simulated under different conditions including spatially-inhomogeneous transcription rates and local intercellular transfer of miRNAs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713408/transcriptome-analyses-shed-new-insights-into-primary-metabolism-and-regulation-of-blumeria-graminis-f-sp-tritici-during-conidiation
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Fan-Song Zeng, Fabrizio Menardo, Min-Feng Xue, Xue-Jiang Zhang, Shuang-Jun Gong, Li-Jun Yang, Wen-Qi Shi, Da-Zhao Yu
Conidia of the obligate biotrophic fungal pathogen Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt) play a vital role in its survival and rapid dispersal. However, little is known about the genetic basis for its asexual reproduction. To uncover the primary metabolic and regulatory events during conidiation, we sequenced the transcriptome of Bgt epiphytic structures at 3 (vegetative hyphae growth), 4 (foot cells initiation), and 5 (conidiophore erection) days post-inoculation (dpi). RNA-seq analyses identified 556 and 404 (combined 685) differentially expressed genes (DEGs) at 4 and 5 dpi compared with their expression levels at 3 dpi, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713242/the-distance-between-n-and-c-termini-of-tau-and-of-ftdp-17-mutants-is-modulated-by-microtubule-interactions-in-living-cells
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Cristina Di Primio, Valentina Quercioli, Giacomo Siano, Matteo Rovere, Branislav Kovacech, Michal Novak, Antonino Cattaneo
The microtubule (MT)-associated protein Tau is a natively unfolded protein, involved in a number of neurodegenerative disorders, collectively called tauopathies, aggregating in neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). It is an open question how the conversion from a MT bound molecule to an aggregation-prone Tau species occurs and, also, if and how tauopathy-related mutations affect its behavior in the cell. To address these points, we exploited a genetically encoded FRET sensor based on the full length Tau protein, to monitor in real time Tau conformational changes in different conditions in live cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712368/inferring-genetic-parameters-on-latent-variables-underlying-milk-yield-and-quality-protein-composition-curd-firmness-and-cheese-making-traits-in-dairy-cattle
#16
C Dadousis, C Cipolat-Gotet, G Bittante, A Cecchinato
We studied the genetics of cheese-related latent variables (factors; Fs) for application in dairy cattle breeding. In total, 26 traits, recorded in 1264 Brown Swiss cows, were analyzed through multivariate factor analysis (MFA). Traits analyzed were descriptors of milk quality and yield (including protein fractions) and measures of coagulation, curd firmness (CF), cheese yields (%CY) and nutrient recoveries in the curd (REC). A total of 10 Fs (mutual orthogonal with a varimax rotation) were obtained. To assess the practical use of the Fs into breeding, we inferred their genetic parameters using single and bivariate animal models under a Bayesian framework...
July 17, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710782/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-two-p450-enzymes-of-gossypium-hirsutum-involved-in-dmnt-and-tmtt-biosynthesis
#17
Danfeng Liu, Xinzheng Huang, Weixia Jing, Xingkui An, Qiang Zhang, Hong Zhang, Jingjiang Zhou, Yongjun Zhang, Yuyuan Guo
The homoterpenes (3E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene (DMNT) and (E,E)-4,8,12-trimethyl-1,3,7,11-tridecatetraene (TMTT) are major herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPV) that can attract predatory or parasitic arthropods to protect injured plants from herbivore attack. In the present study, DMNT and TMTT were confirmed to be emitted from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) plants infested with chewing caterpillars or sucking bugs. Two CYP genes (GhCYP82L1 and GhCYP82L2) involved in homoterpene biosynthesis in G. hirsutum were newly identified and characterized...
July 15, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709463/clonal-competition-in-bcrabl-driven-leukemia-how-transplantations-can-accelerate-clonal-conversion
#18
Kerstin Cornils, Lars Thielecke, Doreen Winkelmann, Tim Aranyossy, Mathias Lesche, Andreas Dahl, Ingo Roeder, Boris Fehse, Ingmar Glauche
BACKGROUND: Clonal competition in cancer describes the process in which the progeny of a cell clone supersedes or succumbs to other competing clones due to differences in their functional characteristics, mostly based on subsequently acquired mutations. Even though the patterns of those mutations are well explored in many tumors, the dynamical process of clonal selection is underexposed. METHODS: We studied the dynamics of clonal competition in a BcrAbl-induced leukemia using a γ-retroviral vector library encoding the oncogene in conjunction with genetic barcodes...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709434/integrating-multi-omics-analyses-of-nonomuraea-dietziae-to-reveal-the-role-of-soybean-oil-in-4-oh-meleu-4-csa-overproduction
#19
Huanhuan Liu, Di Huang, Lina Jin, Cheng Wang, Shaoxiong Liang, Jianping Wen
BACKGROUND: Nonomuraea dietziae is a promising microorganism to mediate the region-specific monooxygenation reaction of cyclosporine A (CsA). The main product [(4'-OH)MeLeu](4)-CsA possesses high anti-HIV/HCV and hair growth-stimulating activities while avoiding the immunosuppressive effect of CsA. However, the low conversion efficiency restricts the clinical application. In this study, the production of [(4'-OH)MeLeu](4)-CsA was greatly improved by 55.6% from 182.8 to 284.4 mg/L when supplementing soybean oil into the production medium, which represented the highest production of [(4'-OH)MeLeu](4)-CsA so far...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709001/ciliary-hedgehog-signaling-restricts-injury-induced-adipogenesis
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Daniel Kopinke, Elle C Roberson, Jeremy F Reiter
Injured skeletal muscle regenerates, but with age or in muscular dystrophies, muscle is replaced by fat. Upon injury, muscle-resident fibro/adipogenic progenitors (FAPs) proliferated and gave rise to adipocytes. These FAPs dynamically produced primary cilia, structures that transduce intercellular cues such as Hedgehog (Hh) signals. Genetically removing cilia from FAPs inhibited intramuscular adipogenesis, both after injury and in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Blocking FAP ciliation also enhanced myofiber regeneration after injury and reduced myofiber size decline in the muscular dystrophy model...
July 13, 2017: Cell
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