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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637621/gata2-deficiency-and-related-myeloid-neoplasms
#1
Marcin W Wlodarski, Matthew Collin, Marshall S Horwitz
The GATA2 gene codes for a hematopoietic transcription factor that through its two zinc fingers (ZF) can occupy GATA-DNA motifs in a countless number of genes. It is crucial for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells. During the past 5 years, germline heterozygous mutations in GATA2 were reported in several hundred patients with various phenotypes ranging from mild cytopenia to severe immunodeficiency involving B cells, natural killer cells, CD4(+) cells, monocytes and dendritic cells (MonoMAC/DCML), and myeloid neoplasia...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631172/glutamine-a-major-player-in-nitrogen-catabolite-repression-in-the-yeast-dekkera-bruxellensis
#2
Danielli Batista Bezerra Cajueiro, Denise Castro Parente, Fernanda Cristina Bezerra Leite, Marcos Antonio de Morais Junior, Will de Barros Pita
In the present work we studied the expression of genes from nitrogen central metabolism in the yeast Dekkera bruxellensis and under regulation by the Nitrogen Catabolite Repression mechanism (NCR). These analyses could shed some light on the biological mechanisms involved in the adaptation and survival of this yeast in the sugarcane fermentation process for ethanol production. Nitrogen sources (N-sources) in the form of ammonium, nitrate, glutamate or glutamine were investigated with or without the addition of methionine sulfoximine, which inhibits the activity of the enzyme glutamine synthetase and releases cells from NCR...
June 19, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620129/up-regulation-of-irf-3-expression-through-gata-1-acetylation-by-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells
#3
Lu-Lu Wang, Lan-Bo Zhou, Jin Shu, Nan-Nan Li, Hui-Wen Zhang, Rui Jin, Li-Li Zhuang, Guo-Ping Zhou
Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF-3) is an important transcription factor for interferon genes. Although its functional activation by viral infection has been widely explicated, the regulatory mechanism of IRF-3 gene expression in cancer cells is poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrated treatment of lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells with trichostatin A (TSA) and valproic acid (VPA), two different classes of histone deacetylase inhibitors, strongly stimulated IRF-3 gene expression. Truncated and mutated IRF-3 promoter indicated that a specific GATA-1 element was responsible for TSA-induced activation of IRF-3 promoter...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616595/a-rare-case-of-anal-carcinosarcoma-with-human-papilloma-virus-infection-in-both-biphasic-tumor-elements-an-immunohistochemical-molecular-and-ultrastructural-study
#4
Richard A Hickman, Azore-Dee Bradshaw, Nicholas Cassai, Antonio Galvao Neto, David Zhou, Tinghao Fu, Peng Lee, Zhiheng Pei, Rosemary Wieczorek
Carcinosarcoma of the anus is rare and has yet to be reportedly associated with the keratinocyte-specific Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). We describe a case of anal carcinosarcoma with HPV infection in both the epithelial and mesenchymal components of the tumor by immunohistochemistry, chromogenic in-situ hybridization (CISH) and further supported by electron microscopy (EM). Microscopic examination of the tumor showed nests of poorly-differentiated invasive squamous cell carcinoma with basaloid features intermixed with a hypercellular, atypical spindle cell proliferation...
December 2016: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614203/gata3-immunohistochemistry-for-distinguishing-sarcomatoid-and-desmoplastic-mesothelioma-from-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#5
Kyra B Berg, Andrew Churg
The separation of sarcomatoid and desmoplastic malignant mesotheliomas from sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung metastatic to the pleura may be difficult, since both types of tumor can be morphologically similar and are frequently positive only for pan-keratin. GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) is most commonly used as an immunohistochemical marker of breast and urothelial carcinoma, but is also known to stain other types of tumors including some mesotheliomas. In this study we asked whether GATA3 stains could be used to distinguish sarcomatoid/desmoplastic malignant mesotheliomas (N=19) from sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung (N=13)...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612730/-innate-lymphoid-cells
#6
Adeline Crinier, Charlotte Viant, Mathilde Girard-Madoux, Éric Vivier
Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC) are tissue-resident effector lymphocytes that differ from the B and T lymphocytes subsets since they lack specific antigen receptors derived from gene rearrangements. They can be divided into two groups, cytotoxic ILC (NK cells) which are dependent on the transcription factors Eomes and T-bet and produce IFN-γ, and helper-like ILC (ILC1, ILC2, ILC3) which are dependent on T-bet, GATA-3 or RORγT and produce IFN-γ, IL-5/IL-13 or IL-17/IL-22 respectively. Although they were described recently, ILC are the subject of a large number of studies that characterize their role as one of the first effectors of the innate immune response as well as in the development of a wide number of inflammatory disorders...
May 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611032/genome-wide-dynamics-of-nascent-noncoding-rna-transcription-in-porcine-heart-after-myocardial-infarction
#7
Minna U Kaikkonen, Paavo Halonen, Oscar Hsin-Fu Liu, Tiia A Turunen, Juho Pajula, Pierre Moreau, Ilakya Selvarajan, Tomi Tuomainen, Einari Aavik, Pasi Tavi, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
BACKGROUND: Microarrays and RNA sequencing are widely used to profile transcriptome remodeling during myocardial ischemia. However, the steady-state RNA analysis lacks in sensitivity to detect all noncoding RNA species and does not provide separation between transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulations. Here, we provide the first comprehensive analysis of nascent RNA profiles of mRNAs, primary micro-RNAs, long noncoding RNAs, and enhancer RNAs in a large animal model of acute infarction...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607685/concurrent-braf-and-pten-mutations-in-melanoma-of-unknown-origin-presenting-as-a-breast-mass
#8
Emmanuel Agosto-Arroyo, Marilin Rosa, Alec Chau, Laila Khazai
BACKGROUND: Metastases represent a small percentage of the malignancies affecting the breast, and only 5% of melanomas originate from non-cutaneous sites. Multiple genetic aberrations have been associated with the development of melanocytic lesions, including BRAF V600E mutation. Mutations in PTEN gene have also been related to the pathogenesis of multiple malignancies. PURPOSE/METHOD: This is the case of a 28-year-old female who presented with a tender, palpable mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602739/adjuvant-effect-of-recombinant-interleukin-12-in-the-nocardiosis-formalin-killed-vaccine-of-the-amberjack-seriola-dumerili
#9
Megumi Matsumoto, Kyosuke Araki, Kazuma Hayashi, Yutaka Takeuchi, Kazuhiro Shiozaki, Hiroaki Suetake, Atsushi Yamamoto
Nocardiosis causes serious economic damage in the fish farming of Japanese yellowtail fish. Nocardia seriolae identified as pathogenic bacterium is an intracellular-pathogen. In general, induction of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) is effective in infection defense against intracellular-pathogen. However, the conventional formalin-killed N. seriolae (FKC) vaccine induces humoral immunity. Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is Th1 type heterodimeric cytokine and induces cell differentiation in mammals. Our previous study showed that recombinant amberjack IL-12 has a role in CMI induction in vitro and could be a possible CMI inducing adjuvant...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601230/the-effects-of-pirfenidone-on-t-helper-cells-in-prevention-of-intraperitoneal-adhesions
#10
Kemal Ozbilgin, Melis Aylin Üner, Mahmud Ozkut, Pinar Solmaz Hasdemir
Abdominal surgery is linked with peritoneal adhesions. We investigated that the anti-fibrotic agent pirfenidone (PFD) has immune modulating activities and evaluated its effects on the function of T helper type 1 (Th1), Th2 and T regulatory (Treg) cells, which may play important roles in peritoneal adhesions. Eighteen female Wistar rats underwent right-sided parietal peritoneal and right uterine horn adhesion model. Rats were randomized into 3 groups as group 1 (control) (closure of midline abdominal incision without any agent administrations), group 2 (closure of incision after intraperitoneal administration of PFD) and group 3 (closure of incision and only oral administration of PFD for 14 days)...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601197/a-comparative-study-to-evaluate-myogenic-differentiation-potential-of-human-chorion-versus-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#11
Nikoo Bana, Davood Sanooghi, Mansoureh Soleimani, Nasim Hayati Roodbari, Sepideh Alavi Moghaddam, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Forough Azam Sayahpour, Faezeh Faghihi
OBJECTIVE: Musculodegenerative diseases threaten the life of many patients in the world. Since drug administration is not efficient in regeneration of damaged tissues, stem cell therapy is considered as a good strategy to restore the lost cells. Since the efficiency of myogenic differentiation potential of human Chorion- derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (C-MSCs) has not been addressed so far; we set out to evaluate myogenic differentiation property of these cells in comparison with Umbilical Cord Blood- derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UCB-MSCs) in the presence of 5-azacytidine...
May 11, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600327/the-oxidative-stress-response-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-requires-the-gata-transcription-factor-elt-3-and-skn-1-nrf2
#12
Queenie Hu, Dayana R D'Amora, Lesley T MacNeil, Albertha J M Walhout, Terrance J Kubiseski
Cellular damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is believed to be a major contributor to age-associated diseases. Previously, we characterized the C. elegans Brap2 ortholog (BRAP-2) and found that it is required to prevent larval arrest in response to elevated levels of oxidative stress. Here, we report that C. elegans brap-2 mutants display increased expression of SKN-1-dependent phase II detoxification enzymes that is dependent on PMK-1 (a p38 MAP kinase C. elegans ortholog). An RNAi screen was conducted using a transcription factor library to identify genes required for increased expression of the SKN-1 target gst-4 in brap-2 mutants...
June 9, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599307/morin-promotes-prostate-cancer-cells-chemosensitivity-to-paclitaxel-through-mir-155-gata3-axis
#13
Bin Li, Xunbo Jin, Huilin Meng, Bo Hu, Tao Zhang, Jiang Yu, Shaoan Chen, Xudong Guo, Weiguo Wang, Wei Jiang, Jin Wang
Paclitaxel is a first-line microtubule-stabilizing drug in treating prostate cancer. However, most patients develop resistance and experience relapse. Morin (3,5,7,20,40-pentahydroxyflavone) is an anti-tumor flavonoid in a numerous types of cancer cells including breast, ovarian and lung cancers. We therefore researched the effects of morin as an adjuvant to paclitaxel in in treating DU145 and PC-3 cells in vitro and DU145 derived prostate cancers in nude mice models. The chemosensitivities of these cells to the treatments of morin and paclitaxel were tested through viability assays utilizing cell counting kit 8 (CCK-8) and apoptosis assays through flow cytometry analyses...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597107/microscopic-colitis-evolved-into-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-is-characterized-by-increased-th1-tc1-cells-in-colonic-mucosal-lamina-propria
#14
Ji Li, Yuchu Yan, Ziran Meng, Shuhong Liu, Paul L Beck, Subrata Ghosh, Jiaming Qian, Xianyong Gui
BACKGROUND: An association between microscopic colitis (MC), i.e., lymphocytic colitis (LC) and collagenous colitis (CC), and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) has been noticed. A subset of MC cases may evolve into IBD, and IBD in remission may present as MC in a histologic pattern. Moreover, MC and IBD may coexist in different regions of the bowel. A link between MC and IBD in their pathogenesis is, therefore, suggested. Abnormal mucosal immunity is likely the key. METHODS: We reviewed 2324 MC cases in Calgary over 14 years and identified 20 cases evolved into IBD (IBD transformers)...
June 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592511/androgenic-potential-of-human-fetal-adrenals-at-the-end-of-the-first-trimester
#15
Iuliia Savchuk, Marie-Line Morvan, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Bruno LeBizec, Olle Soder, Konstantin Svechnikov
The onset of steroidogenesis in human fetal adrenal glands (HFA) during the first trimester is poorly investigated. An unresolved question is the capacity of the HFA to produce potent androgen DHT via conventional and/or the backdoor pathway(s) at the end of first trimester, when androgen-responsive organs are developed. Our aim was to explore steroidogenesis and the expression of steroidogenic enzymes and transcription factors in HFA at gestational weeks (GW) 9-12 with focus on their androgenic potential. Steroids in the HFA were analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry...
June 7, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587331/directly-reprogramming-fibroblasts-into-adipogenic-neurogenic-and-hepatogenic-differentiation-lineages-by-defined-factors
#16
Wei Wu, Yu-Qing Jin, Zhen Gao
The reprogramming of adult cells into pluripotent cells or directly into alternative adult cell types represents a great potential technology for regenerative medicine. In the present study, the potential of key developmental adipogenic, neurogenic and hepatogenic regulators to reprogram human fibroblasts into adipocytes, neurocytes and hepatocytes was investigated. The results demonstrated that direct reprogramming of octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4) and CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP)β activated C/EBPα and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ expression, inducing the conversion of fibroblasts into adipocytes...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587328/microrna-143-inhibits-tumorigenesis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-downregulating-gata6
#17
Feng Xue, Jiwei Yin, Lin Xu, Boqing Wang
MicroRNAs serve a critical role in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression. However, the exact role of microRNA-143 (miR-143) in HCC remains unclear. The current study investigates the molecular mechanism of miR-143 in HCC. In cultured HepG2 and Bel7402 cell lines, miR-143 levels were raised by lentivirus transduction. This significantly inhibited HCC progression in terms of cell invasion and proliferation in both HepG2 and Bel7402 cell lines (P<0.05). MiR-143 also significantly decreased tumor implantation in vivo (P<0...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586019/protective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-against-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis-are-mediated-by-t-box-protein-expressed-in-t-cells-gata-3-and-forkhead-box-protein-3-retinoic-acid-related-orphan-nuclear-receptor-%C3%AE-t
#18
Keqiong Li, Yi Chen, Rong Jiang, Dilong Chen, Hong Wang, Wei Xiong, Danyang Li, Zehong Liu, Xiaopeng Li, Jing Li, Ke Yuan
3-O-β-D-xylopyranosyl-6-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-cycloastragenol, or Astragaloside IV (AST), is one of the major active ingredients isolated from Astragalus membranaceous with distinct pharmacological effects, and possesses anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory and antifibrotic properties. However, the effects of AST on allergic rhinitis remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to examine the effects of AST on immunoglobulin (Ig) E‑mediated allergic reactions in vivo, by using a mouse model of allergic rhinitis established via repetitive sensitization and intranasal challenge with ovalbumin (OVA)...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585919/transcriptional-networks-specifying-homeostatic-and-inflammatory-programs-of-gene-expression-in-human-aortic-endothelial-cells
#19
Nicholas T Hogan, Michael B Whalen, Lindsey K Stolze, Nizar K Hadeli, Michael T Lam, James R Springstead, Christopher K Glass, Casey E Romanoski
Endothelial cells (ECs) are critical determinants of vascular homeostasis and inflammation, but transcriptional mechanisms specifying their identities and functional states remain poorly understood. Here, we report a genome-wide assessment of regulatory landscapes of primary human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs) under basal and activated conditions, enabling inference of transcription factor networks that direct homeostatic and pro-inflammatory programs. We demonstrate that 43% of detected enhancers are EC-specific and contain SNPs associated to cardiovascular disease and hypertension...
June 6, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584128/bcl11b-and-combinatorial-resolution-of-cell-fate-in-the-t-cell-gene-regulatory-network
#20
William J R Longabaugh, Weihua Zeng, Jingli A Zhang, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Camden S Jansen, Long Li, Maile Romero-Wolf, Pentao Liu, Hao Yuan Kueh, Ali Mortazavi, Ellen V Rothenberg
T-cell development from hematopoietic progenitors depends on multiple transcription factors, mobilized and modulated by intrathymic Notch signaling. Key aspects of T-cell specification network architecture have been illuminated through recent reports defining roles of transcription factors PU.1, GATA-3, and E2A, their interactions with Notch signaling, and roles of Runx1, TCF-1, and Hes1, providing bases for a comprehensively updated model of the T-cell specification gene regulatory network presented herein...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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