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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898696/regulation-of-gonad-morphogenesis-in-drosophila-melanogaster-by-btb-family-transcription-factors
#1
Diane Silva, Kenneth W Olsen, Magdalena N Bednarz, Andrew Droste, Christopher P Lenkeit, Edwin Chaharbakhshi, Emily R Temple-Wood, Jennifer C Jemc
During embryogenesis, primordial germ cells (PGCs) and somatic gonadal precursor cells (SGPs) migrate and coalesce to form the early gonad. A failure of the PGCs and SGPs to form a gonad with the proper architecture not only affects germ cell development, but can also lead to infertility. Therefore, it is critical to identify the molecular mechanisms that function within both the PGCs and SGPs to promote gonad morphogenesis. We have characterized the phenotypes of two genes, longitudinals lacking (lola) and ribbon (rib), that are required for the coalescence and compaction of the embryonic gonad in Drosophila melanogaster...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893809/model-of-selective-and-non-selective-management-of-badgers-meles-meles-to-control-bovine-tuberculosis-in-badgers-and-cattle
#2
Graham C Smith, Richard J Delahay, Robbie A McDonald, Richard Budgey
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) causes substantial economic losses to cattle farmers and taxpayers in the British Isles. Disease management in cattle is complicated by the role of the European badger (Meles meles) as a host of the infection. Proactive, non-selective culling of badgers can reduce the incidence of disease in cattle but may also have negative effects in the area surrounding culls that have been associated with social perturbation of badger populations. The selective removal of infected badgers would, in principle, reduce the number culled, but the effects of selective culling on social perturbation and disease outcomes are unclear...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884111/quantitative-genetic-analysis-of-the-btb-diagnostic-single-intradermal-comparative-cervical-test-sicct
#3
Smaragda Tsairidou, Susan Brotherstone, Mike Coffey, Stephen C Bishop, John A Woolliams
BACKGROUND: Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a disease of significant economic importance and is a persistent animal health problem with implications for public health worldwide. Control of bTB in the UK has relied on diagnosis through the single intradermal comparative cervical test (SICCT). However, limitations in the sensitivity of this test hinder successful eradication and the control of bTB remains a major challenge. Genetic selection for cattle that are more resistant to bTB infection can assist in bTB control...
November 24, 2016: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882115/retrospective-analysis-of-seven-breast-tuberculosis-cases
#4
Beyhan Çakar, Aydin Çiledağ
The present study aimed to evaluate the demographic data, diagnostic methods, therapeutic regimens and duration of therapy in 7 breast tuberculosis (BTB) cases. The data of BTB cases treated between January 2006 and December 2013 were retrospectively evaluated, with a total of 648 tuberculosis (TB) cases recorded during the 8-year period. Among these cases, 296 patients (50%) suffered from pulmonary TB, 278 (43%) from non-pulmonary TB and 45 (7%) from PTB plus NPTB. In total, 7 BTB were diagnosed, which constituted 1...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865348/nutrient-restriction-of-glucose-or-serum-results-in-similar-proteomic-expression-changes-in-3d-colon-cancer-cell-cultures
#5
Monica M Schroll, Xin Liu, Sarah K Herzog, Susan B Skube, Amanda B Hummon
Nutrient restriction, also known as caloric restriction, has been extensively examined for its positive impact on lifespan, immune system boost, and aging. In addition, nutrient restriction is implicated in decreasing cancer initiation and progression. Given the phenotypic changes associated with nutrient restriction, we hypothesized significant protein expression alterations must be associated with caloric restriction. To compare the molecular and phenotypic changes caused by glucose restriction and fetal bovine serum restriction there is need for an efficient model system...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863555/test-performance-of-three-serological-assays-for-the-detection-of-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-in-common-warthogs-phacochoerus-africanus
#6
Eduard O Roos, Peter Buss, Lin-Mari de Klerk-Lorist, Jennie Hewlett, Guy A Hausler, Leana Rossouw, Alicia J McCall, David Cooper, Paul D van Helden, Sven D C Parsons, Michele A Miller
Sporadic cases of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) have been reported in warthogs in Southern Africa and confirmed through mycobacterial culture. However, there are no validated ante-mortem tests currently available for bTB in warthogs. In this study, we evaluated the use of three serological assays for the detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in warthogs; an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using bovine purified protein derivative (PPDb) as a capture antigen (indirect PPD ELISA), as well as two commercial assays, the TB ELISA-VK(®) and DPP(®) VetTB Assay...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852650/multiparameter-functional-diversity-of-human-c2h2-zinc-finger-proteins
#7
Frank W Schmitges, Ernest Radovani, Hamed S Najafabadi, Marjan Barazandeh, Laura F Campitelli, Yimeng Yin, Arttu Jolma, Guoqing Zhong, Hongbo Guo, Tharsan Kanagalingam, Wei F Dai, Jussi Taipale, Andrew Emili, Jack F Greenblatt, Timothy R Hughes
C2H2 zinc finger proteins represent the largest and most enigmatic class of human transcription factors. Their C2H2-ZF arrays are highly variable, indicating that most will have unique DNA binding motifs. However, most of the binding motifs have not been directly determined. In addition, little is known about whether or how these proteins regulate transcription. Most of the ∼700 human C2H2-ZF proteins also contain at least one KRAB, SCAN, BTB, or SET domain, suggesting that they may have common interacting partners and/or effector functions...
November 16, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852232/novel-homozygous-missense-mutation-in-gan-associated-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2-in-a-large-consanguineous-family-from-israel
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Sharon Aharoni, Katy E S Barwick, Rachel Straussberg, Gaurav V Harlalka, Yoram Nevo, Barry A Chioza, Meriel M McEntagart, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, Michael Weedon, Andrew H Crosby
BACKGROUND: CMT-2 is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of peripheral axonal neuropathies characterized by slowly progressive weakness and atrophy of distal limb muscles resulting from length-dependent motor and sensory neurodegeneration. Classical giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) is an autosomal recessively inherited progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the peripheral and central nervous systems, typically diagnosed in early childhood and resulting in death by the end of the third decade...
November 16, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836987/rankl-induces-bach1-nuclear-import-and-attenuates-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-enzymes-thereby-augmenting-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling-and-osteoclastogenesis-in-mice
#9
Hiroyuki Kanzaki, Fumiaki Shinohara, Kanako Itohiya, Yuuki Yamaguchi, Yuta Katsumata, Masazumi Matsuzawa, Sari Fukaya, Yutaka Miyamoto, Satoshi Wada, Yoshiki Nakamura
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a role in intracellular signaling during osteoclastogenesis. We previously reported that transcriptional factor nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) was exported from the nucleus to the cytoplasm by receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), and that Nrf2 negatively regulated osteoclastogenesis via antioxidant enzyme up-regulation. Knockout mice of BTB and CNC homology 1 (Bach1)-the competitor for Nrf2 in transcriptional regulation-was known to attenuate RANKL-mediated osteoclastogenesis, although the mechanism remains unclear...
November 11, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836511/deep-sequencing-of-the-transcriptome-reveals-distinct-flavonoid-metabolism-features-of-black-tartary-buckwheat-fagopyrum-tataricum-garetn
#10
REVIEW
Huipeng Yao, Chenglei Li, Haixia Zhao, Jianlan Zhao, Hui Chen, Tongliang Bu, Wang Anhu, Qi Wu
Black tartary buckwheat is recognized as 'black pearl' because of containg more rutin and other flavonoids as compared to yellow tartary buckwheat (traditional tartary buckwheat). Here, we show a genome-wide comparison of their transcriptomes by using an RNA-seq approach to elucidate the different molecular metabolism on the flowers from Black tartary buckwheat (HEIFENG No1) and yellow tartary buckwheat (XIQIAO No2). Over 48.4 million paired-end reads were assembled into 57,800 unigenes, of which about 57.9% (33, 472 unigenes) were annotated by BLAST searches in the NCBI non-redundant protein database...
November 8, 2016: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836043/management-of-on-farm-risk-to-livestock-from-bovine-tuberculosis-in-michigan-usa-white-tailed-deer-predictions-from-a-spatially-explicit-stochastic-model
#11
David S L Ramsey, Daniel J O'Brien, Rick W Smith, Melinda K Cosgrove, Stephen M Schmitt, Brent A Rudolph
The eradication of bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, from cattle in many locations worldwide is complicated by endemic foci of the disease in free-ranging wildlife. Recent simulation modeling of the bTB outbreak in white-tailed deer (WTD) in Michigan, USA, suggests current management is unlikely to eradicate bTB from the core outbreak area (DMU 452) within the next three decades. However, some level of control short of eradication might sufficiently reduce transmission from deer to cattle to a point at which the negative effects of bTB on the cattle industry could be reduced or eliminated, while minimizing the negative consequences of reducing deer numbers...
November 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836036/assessing-the-sensitivity-of-bovine-tuberculosis-surveillance-in-canada-s-cattle-population-2009-2013
#12
Farouk El Allaki, Noel Harrington, Krista Howden
The objectives of this study were (1) to estimate the annual sensitivity of Canada's bTB surveillance system and its three system components (slaughter surveillance, export testing and disease investigation) using a scenario tree modelling approach, and (2) to identify key model parameters that influence the estimates of the surveillance system sensitivity (SSSe). To achieve these objectives, we designed stochastic scenario tree models for three surveillance system components included in the analysis. Demographic data, slaughter data, export testing data, and disease investigation data from 2009 to 2013 were extracted for input into the scenario trees...
November 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833091/divergent-macrophage-responses-to-mycobacterium-bovis-among-naturally-exposed-uninfected-and-infected-cattle
#13
Omar A Alcaráz-López, Cindy García-Gil, Claudia Morales-Martínez, Gonzalo López-Rincón, Ciro Estrada-Chávez, José A Gutiérrez-Pabello, Hugo Esquivel-Solís
Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (BTB), is a successful pathogen that remains an important global threat to livestock. Cattle naturally exposed to M. bovis normally become reactive to the M. bovis-purified protein derivative (PPD; tuberculin) skin test; however, some individuals remain negative, suggesting they may be resistant to infection. To better understand host innate resistance to infection, 26 cattle from herds with a long history of high tuberculosis prevalence were included in this study...
November 11, 2016: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827994/ibtk-differently-modulates-gene-expression-and-rna-splicing-in-hela-and-k562-cells
#14
Giuseppe Fiume, Annarita Scialdone, Francesca Rizzo, Maria Rosaria De Filippo, Carmelo Laudanna, Francesco Albano, Gaetanina Golino, Eleonora Vecchio, Marilena Pontoriero, Selena Mimmi, Simona Ceglia, Antonio Pisano, Enrico Iaccino, Camillo Palmieri, Sergio Paduano, Giuseppe Viglietto, Alessandro Weisz, Giuseppe Scala, Ileana Quinto
The IBTK gene encodes the major protein isoform IBTKα that was recently characterized as substrate receptor of Cul3-dependent E3 ligase, regulating ubiquitination coupled to proteasomal degradation of Pdcd4, an inhibitor of translation. Due to the presence of Ankyrin-BTB-RCC1 domains that mediate several protein-protein interactions, IBTKα could exert expanded regulatory roles, including interaction with transcription regulators. To verify the effects of IBTKα on gene expression, we analyzed HeLa and K562 cell transcriptomes by RNA-Sequencing before and after IBTK knock-down by shRNA transduction...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818224/perfluorooctane-sulfonate-pfos-disrupts-blood-testis-barrier-by-down-regulating-junction-proteins-via-p38-mapk-atf2-mmp9-signaling-pathway
#15
Lianglin Qiu, Yingyun Qian, Zhenzhen Liu, Chao Wang, Jianhua Qu, Xiaoke Wang, Shoulin Wang
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), an ubiquitous environmental pollutant, has been associated with male reproductive disorders. However, the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. In this study, in vivo and in vitro models were used to explore the effects of PFOS on blood-testis barrier (BTB) and related molecular mechanisms. First, male ICR mice were orally administrated PFOS (0.5-10mg/kg/bw) for 4 weeks. Bodyweight, sperm count, BTB integrity and the expression of proteins including p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), activating transcription factor 2 (ATF2), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1(TIMP1) and BTB related junction proteins were evaluated...
December 12, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815338/regulation-of-the-blood-testis-barrier-by-a-local-axis-in-the-testis-role-of-laminin-%C3%AE-2-in-the-basement-membrane
#16
Ying Gao, Dolores Mruk, Haiqi Chen, Wing-Yee Lui, Will M Lee, C Yan Cheng
Laminin α2 is one of the constituent components of the basement membrane (BM) in adult rat testes. Earlier studies that used a mouse genetic model have shown that a deletion of laminin α2 impedes male fertility by disrupting ectoplasmic specialization (ES; a testis-specific, actin-rich anchoring junction) function along the length of Sertoli cell in the testis. This includes ES at the Sertoli cell-elongating/elongated spermatid interface, which is known as apical ES and possibly the Sertoli-Sertoli cell interface, known as basal ES, at the blood-testis barrier (BTB)...
November 4, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809648/isolation-of-mycobacterium-bovis-from-free-ranging-wildlife-in-south-korea
#17
Yunho Jang, Soyoon Ryoo, Hyunkyoung Lee, Narae Kim, Hang Lee, So-Young Park, Woong-Seog Song, Jong-Taek Kim, Hee Soo Lee, Jae Myung Kim
We demonstrate Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild boar ( Sus scrofa ) in South Korea. During 2012-15, we attempted to isolate M. bovis from 847 wild animals, mainly Korean water deer ( Hydropotes inermis argyropus), raccoon dogs ( Nyctereutes procyonoides ), and wild boar, from 11 regions in South Korea. We isolated M. bovis from three of 118 wild boar (2.5%) captured in Gyeonggi Province, where bovine tuberculosis (bTB) outbreaks have also occurred in livestock. Spoligotypes and mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units-variable number tandem repeats types of these M...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798848/control-of-inflorescence-architecture-in-tomato-by-btb-poz-transcriptional-regulators
#18
Cao Xu, Soon Ju Park, Joyce Van Eck, Zachary B Lippman
Plant productivity depends on inflorescences, flower-bearing shoots that originate from the stem cell populations of shoot meristems. Inflorescence architecture determines flower production, which can vary dramatically both between and within species. In tomato plants, formation of multiflowered inflorescences depends on a precisely timed process of meristem maturation mediated by the transcription factor gene TERMINATING FLOWER (TMF), but the underlying mechanism is unknown. We show that TMF protein acts together with homologs of the Arabidopsis BLADE-ON-PETIOLE (BOP) transcriptional cofactors, defined by the conserved BTB (Broad complex, Tramtrack, and Bric-a-brac)/POZ (POX virus and zinc finger) domain...
September 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788055/diagnosis-and-implications-of-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-in-banded-mongooses-mungos-mungo-in-the-kruger-national-park-south-africa
#19
Angela C Brüns, Manfred Tanner, Mark C Williams, Louise Botha, Amanda O'Brien, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Paul D Van Helden, John Clarke, Anita L Michel
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) was first diagnosed in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in 1990. Research has since focused on the maintenance host, the African buffalo ( Syncerus caffer ) and clinically affected lion ( Panthera leo ). However, little is known about the role of small predators in tuberculosis epidemiology. During 2011-12, we screened banded mongooses ( Mungos mungo ) in the bTB high-prevalence zone of the KNP for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members. Fecal swabs, tracheal swabs, and tracheal lavages of 76 banded mongooses caught in cage traps within a 2-km radius of Skukuza Rest Camp were submitted for Mycobacterium culture, isolation, and species identification...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783995/mkp-1-attenuates-lps-induced-blood-testis-barrier-dysfunction-and-inflammatory-response-through-p38-and-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-pathways
#20
Yiqing Pan, Yue Liu, Li Wang, Feng Xue, Yanqin Hu, Ran Hu, Chen Xu
Sertoli cells create a local tolerogenic microenvironment to maintain testicular immune privilege especially through the formation of a blood-testis barrier (BTB). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the immune modulation function and BTB dynamics of Sertoli cells remained elusive. MAP phosphatase (MKP)-1 acts as a crucial negative regulator of the inflammatory response. Nevertheless, the role of MKP-1 in regulating Sertoli cells has not been elucidated. In this study, we have for the first time uncovered distinct cellular localization of MKP-1 in the cells at different stages of mouse testis, and the level of MKP-1 expression was significantly up-regulated by LPS-induced acute testis inflammation...
October 22, 2016: Oncotarget
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