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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651013/loss-of-prion-protein-induces-a-primed-state-of-type-i-interferon-responsive-genes
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Giulia Malachin, Malin R Reiten, Øyvind Salvesen, Håvard Aanes, Jorke H Kamstra, Kerstin Skovgaard, Peter M H Heegaard, Cecilie Ersdal, Arild Espenes, Michael A Tranulis, Maren K Bakkebø
The cellular prion protein (PrPC) has been extensively studied because of its pivotal role in prion diseases; however, its functions remain incompletely understood. A unique line of goats has been identified that carries a nonsense mutation that abolishes synthesis of PrPC. In these animals, the PrP-encoding mRNA is rapidly degraded. Goats without PrPC are valuable in re-addressing loss-of-function phenotypes observed in Prnp knockout mice. As PrPC has been ascribed various roles in immune cells, we analyzed transcriptomic responses to loss of PrPC in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from normal goat kids (n = 8, PRNP+/+) and goat kids without PrPC (n = 8, PRNPTer/Ter) by mRNA sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649728/death-by-translation-ribosome-assisted-degradation-of-mrna-by-endonuclease-toxins
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Joel G Belasco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646187/microrna-148-as-a-negative-regulator-of-the-common-tlr-adaptor-mediates-inflammatory-response-in-teleost-fish
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Qing Chu, Yunhang Gao, Dekun Bi, Tianjun Xu
MicroRNAs are small endogenous noncoding RNAs implicating in the regulation of diverse biological processes, including proliferation, differentiation, cancer, apoptosis, and viral infections. MicroRNAs regulate gene expression by either mRNA degradation or inhibition of protein translation. Although microRNAs have emerged as important controller involved in regulation of inflammatory response, the microRNA-mediated regulatory mechanism remains less clear in teleost. Here, we report that miR-148 targets MyD88 and down-regulates its expression by inhibition protein translation rather than degradation mRNA in miiuy croaker...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645153/defective-mitochondrial-rna-processing-due-to-pnpt1-variants-causes-leigh-syndrome
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Sanna Matilainen, Christopher J Carroll, Uwe Richter, Liliya Euro, Max Pohjanpelto, Anders Paetau, Pirjo Isohanni, Anu Suomalainen
Leigh syndrome is a severe infantile encephalopathy with an exceptionally variable genetic background. We studied the exome of a child manifesting with Leigh syndrome at one month of age and progressing to death by the age of 2.4 years, and identified novel compound heterozygous variants in PNPT1, encoding the polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase). Expression of the wild type PNPT1 in the subject's myoblasts functionally complemented the defects, and the pathogenicity was further supported by structural predictions and protein and RNA analyses...
June 22, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642130/mir-155-expression-is-downregulated-in-kidney-transplant-patients-with-human-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Massimiliano Bergallo, Stefano Gambarino, Paola Montanari, Valentina Daprà, Marco Rassu, Ilaria Galliano, Paolo Ravanini
MicroRNAs are small, noncoding RNAs that control expression of target genes through inhibiting protein translation or inducing degradation of mRNA transcripts of target genes. According to the latest update, 2578 unique mature miRNAs are currently annotated in the human genome and participate in the regulation of multiple events, such as cellular proliferation or apoptosis. Herpesvirus family comprehends many viruses able to control and modulate host-cell processes permitting the survival by a latency phase after primary infection...
June 19, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640207/reverse-gyrase-functions-in-genome-integrity-maintenance-by-protecting-dna-breaks-in-vivo
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Wenyuan Han, Xu Feng, Qunxin She
Reverse gyrase introduces positive supercoils to circular DNA and is implicated in genome stability maintenance in thermophiles. The extremely thermophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus encodes two reverse gyrase proteins, TopR1 (topoisomerase reverse gyrase 1) and TopR2, whose functions in thermophilic life remain to be demonstrated. Here, we investigated the roles of TopR1 in genome stability maintenance in S. islandicus in response to the treatment of methyl methanesulfonate (MMS), a DNA alkylation agent. Lethal MMS treatment induced two successive events: massive chromosomal DNA backbone breakage and subsequent DNA degradation...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640163/mistletoe-fig-ficus-deltoidea-jack-leaf-extract-prevented-postmenopausal-osteoarthritis-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-cartilage-degradation-in-rat-model
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Nur Adeelah Che Ahmad Tantowi, Paisal Hussin, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Ficus deltoidea Jack (mistletoe fig) is an ornamental plant found in various parts of the world and used as traditional herbal medicine in some countries. This study investigated the potential use of F deltoidea leaf extract to mitigate osteoarthritis (OA) in ovariectomized (estrogen-deficient postmenopausal model) rats and the mechanisms involved. Diclofenac was used for comparison. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley female rats (12 weeks old) were divided randomly into five groups (n = 6): healthy; nontreated OA; OA + diclofenac (5 mg/kg); OA + extract (200 mg/kg); and OA + extract (400 mg/kg)...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638438/real-time-monitoring-of-ptahmgb-activity-in-poplar-transactivation-assays
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José M Ramos-Sánchez, Paolo M Triozzi, Alicia Moreno-Cortés, Daniel Conde, Mariano Perales, Isabel Allona
BACKGROUND: Precise control of gene expression is essential to synchronize plant development with the environment. In perennial plants, transcriptional regulation remains poorly understood, mainly due to the long time required to perform functional studies. Transcriptional reporters based on luciferase have been useful to study circadian and diurnal regulation of gene expression, both by transcription factors and chromatin remodelers. The high mobility group proteins are considered transcriptional chaperones that also modify the chromatin architecture...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638054/drug-repositioning-screening-for-keap1-nrf2-binding-inhibitors-using-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy
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Yuki Yoshizaki, Takayasu Mori, Mari Ishigami-Yuasa, Eriko Kikuchi, Daiei Takahashi, Moko Zeniya, Naohiro Nomura, Yutaro Mori, Yuya Araki, Fumiaki Ando, Shintaro Mandai, Yuri Kasagi, Yohei Arai, Emi Sasaki, Sayaka Yoshida, Hiroyuki Kagechika, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Eisei Sohara
The Kelch-like ECH-associating protein 1 (Keap1)-nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant response element (ARE) signaling pathway is the major regulator of cytoprotective responses to oxidative and electrophilic stress. The Cul3/Keap1 E3 ubiquitin ligase complex interacts with Nrf2, leading to Nrf2 ubiquitination and degradation. In this study, we focused on the disruption of the Keap1-Nrf2 interaction to upregulate Nrf2 expression and the transcription of ARE-controlled cytoprotective oxidative stress response enzymes, such as HO-1...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637748/impaired-spliceosomal-usnrnp-assembly-leads-to-sm-mrna-down-regulation-and-sm-protein-degradation
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Archana Bairavasundaram Prusty, Rajyalakshmi Meduri, Bhupesh Kumar Prusty, Jens Vanselow, Andreas Schlosser, Utz Fischer
Specialized assembly factors facilitate the formation of many macromolecular complexes in vivo. The formation of Sm core structures of spliceosomal U-rich small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (UsnRNPs) requires assembly factors united in protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) and survival motor neuron (SMN) complexes. We demonstrate that perturbations of this assembly machinery trigger complex cellular responses that prevent aggregation of unassembled Sm proteins. Inactivation of the SMN complex results in the initial tailback of Sm proteins on the PRMT5 complex, followed by down-regulation of their encoding mRNAs...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634643/acute-high-caffeine-exposure-increases-autophagic-flux-and-reduces-protein-synthesis-in-c2c12-skeletal-myotubes
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M A Hughes, R M Downs, G W Webb, C L Crocker, S T Kinsey, Bradley L Baumgarner
Caffeine is a highly catabolic dietary stimulant. High caffeine concentrations (1-10 mM) have previously been shown to inhibit protein synthesis and increase protein degradation in various mammalian cell lines. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of short-term caffeine exposure on cell signaling pathways that regulate protein metabolism in mammalian skeletal muscle cells. Fully differentiated C2C12 skeletal myotubes either received vehicle (DMSO) or 5 mM caffeine for 6 h. Our analysis revealed that caffeine promoted a 40% increase in autolysosome formation and a 25% increase in autophagic flux...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634214/effects-of-microrna-146a-on-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-human-osteochondrocytes-by-targeting-traf6-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway
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Camilla West, Michael McDermott
MicroRNAs are important cellular mediators of mRNA degradation and translation repression, which in turn can have an impact on various processes and, if their function is perturbed, can cause disease. Here, we summarise the recent manuscript by Zhong et al., which explores microRNA-146a and how it may play an indirect yet vital role in the proliferation of osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes. The data presented by the authors could have important implications for future OA therapies.
June 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628654/the-apah-like-phosphatase-tbalph1-is-the-major-mrna-decapping-enzyme-of-trypanosomes
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Susanne Kramer
5'-3' decay is the major mRNA decay pathway in many eukaryotes, including trypanosomes. After deadenylation, mRNAs are decapped by the nudix hydrolase DCP2 of the decapping complex and finally degraded by the 5'-3' exoribonuclease. Uniquely, trypanosomes lack homologues to all subunits of the decapping complex, while deadenylation and 5'-3' degradation are conserved. Here, I show that the parasites use an ApaH-like phosphatase (ALPH1) as their major mRNA decapping enzyme. The protein was recently identified as a novel trypanosome stress granule protein and as involved in mRNA binding...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628606/splicing-stimulates-sirna-formation-at-drosophila-dna-double-strand-breaks
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Karin Merk, Marco Breinig, Romy Böttcher, Stefan Krebs, Helmut Blum, Michael Boutros, Klaus Förstemann
DNA double-strand breaks trigger the production of locus-derived siRNAs in fruit flies, human cells and plants. At least in flies, their biogenesis depends on active transcription running towards the break. Since siRNAs derive from a double-stranded RNA precursor, a major question is how broken DNA ends can generate matching sense and antisense transcripts. We performed a genome-wide RNAi-screen in cultured Drosophila cells, which revealed that in addition to DNA repair factors, many spliceosome components are required for efficient siRNA generation...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627640/the-function-of-mirnas-in-hepatocarcinogenesis-induced-by-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-review
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Ziyao Wang, Zhongjun Wu, Ping Huang
MicroRNAs are short RNAs that play a crucial role in all biological processes through post-transcriptional regulation for protein-coding genes and inducing mRNA degradation. Hepatitis B virus infection has been considered as a major risk factor in hepatocellular carcinoma, further research indicates that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is one of the critical links of hepatocarcinogenesis. HBx takes part in hepatocarcinogenesis via regulating transcription, signal transduction, apoptosis, protein degradation and DNA repair...
June 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627439/mitochondrial-prohibitin-and-its-ubiquitination-during-spermatogenesis-of-the-swimming-crab-charybdis-japonica
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Ya-Ru Xu, Yun-Shu Fan, Wan-Xi Yang
It has been proposed that prohibitin (PHB) involved in multiple cellular functions, including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, senescence and carcinogenesis. Various cellular compartment location of PHB demonstrates its diverse roles. Based on the full-length sequence of PHB gene, we analyzed the deduced amino acid sequence and the predicted protein structure of this gene in the swimming crab Charybdis japonica. It shows that the structure and function of PHB are conservative. The expression level of PHB mRNA and protein in different tissues were analyzed by sqRT-PCR and western blot respectively, which showed its high expression in testis...
June 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627081/arginase-2-a-mir-1299-target-enhances-pigmentation-in-melasma-by-reducing-melanosome-degradation-via-senescence-induced-autophagy-inhibition
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Nan-Hyung Kim, Soo-Hyun Choi, Nayoung Yi, Tae Ryong Lee, Ai-Young Lee
Expression profiles revealed miR-1299 downregulation concomitant with arginase-2 (ARG2) upregulation in hyperpigmented skin of melasma patients. Opposite regulation of tyrosinase and PMEL17 by miR-1299 and inverse relationship between miR-1299 and ARG2 expression denoted a role of miR-1299 in pigmentation with ARG2 as a miR-1299 target. ARG2 overexpression or knockdown in keratinocytes, the main source of ARG2 in epidermis, positively regulated tyrosinase and PMEL17 protein levels, but not mRNA levels or melanosome transfer...
June 19, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624615/cell-size-dependent-transcription-of-flc-and-its-antisense-long-non-coding-rna-coolair-explain-cell-to-cell-expression-variation
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Robert Ietswaart, Stefanie Rosa, Zhe Wu, Caroline Dean, Martin Howard
Single-cell quantification of transcription kinetics and variability promotes a mechanistic understanding of gene regulation. Here, using single-molecule RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization and mathematical modeling, we dissect cellular RNA dynamics for Arabidopsis FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC). FLC expression quantitatively determines flowering time and is regulated by antisense (COOLAIR) transcription. In cells without observable COOLAIR expression, we quantify FLC transcription initiation, elongation, intron processing, and lariat degradation, as well as mRNA release from the locus and degradation...
June 8, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624287/variants-in-the-3-untranslated-region-of-the-ovine-acetyl-coenzyme-a-acyltransferase-2-gene-are-associated-with-dairy-traits-and-exhibit-differential-allelic-expression
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D Miltiadou, A L Hager-Theodorides, S Symeou, C Constantinou, A Psifidi, G Banos, O Tzamaloukas
The acetyl-CoA acyltransferase 2 (ACAA2) gene encodes an enzyme of the thiolase family that is involved in mitochondrial fatty acid elongation and degradation by catalyzing the last step of the respective β-oxidation pathway. The increased energy needs for gluconeogenesis and triglyceride synthesis during lactation are met primarily by increased fatty acid oxidation. Therefore, the ACAA2 enzyme plays an important role in the supply of energy and carbon substrates for lactation and may thus affect milk production traits...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622369/comparative-sequence-analysis-reveals-regulation-of-genes-in-developing-schistosomula-of-schistosoma-mansoni-exposed-to-host-portal-serum
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Wander de Jesus Jeremias, Flávio Marcos Gomes Araújo, Fábio Ribeiro Queiroz, Fabiano Sviatopolk Mirsky Pais, Ana Carolina Alves de Mattos, Anna Christina de Matos Salim, Paulo Marcos Zech Coelho, Guilherme Correa Oliveira, John Robert Kusel, Renata Guerra-Sá, Roney Santos Coimbra, Élio Hideo Babá
Once inside a vertebrate host after infection, individual schistosomula of the parasite Schistosoma mansoni find a new and complex environment, which requires quick adjustments for survival, such as those that allow it to avoid the innate immune response of the host. Thus, it is very important for the parasite to remain within the skin after entering the host for a period of about 3 days, at which time it can then reach the venous system, migrate to the lungs and, by the end of eighth day post-infection, it reach the portal venous system, while undergoing minimal changes in morphology...
2017: PloS One
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