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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930689/integrating-enhancer-mechanisms-to-establish-a-hierarchical-blood-development-program
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Charu Mehta, Kirby D Johnson, Xin Gao, Irene M Ong, Koichi R Katsumura, Skye C McIver, Erik A Ranheim, Emery H Bresnick
Hematopoietic development requires the transcription factor GATA-2, and GATA-2 mutations cause diverse pathologies, including leukemia. GATA-2-regulated enhancers increase Gata2 expression in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells and control hematopoiesis. The +9.5-kb enhancer activates transcription in endothelium and hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), and its deletion abrogates HSC generation. The -77-kb enhancer activates transcription in myeloid progenitors, and its deletion impairs differentiation. Since +9...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929987/cell-and-genetic-predictors-of-human-blastocyst-hatching-success-in-assisted-reproduction
#2
Anastasiya G Syrkasheva, Nataliya V Dolgushina, Andrey Yu Romanov, Olga V Burmenskaya, Nataliya P Makarova, Espet O Ibragimova, Elena A Kalinina, Gennady T Sukhikh
The aim was to identify cell and genetic predictors of human blastocyst hatching success in assisted reproduction programmes via a prospective case-control study. Blastocysts, donated by couples in assisted reproduction programmes were used. Hatching success assessment was performed after 144-146 h post-fertilization. The mRNA expression levels of cathepsin V (CTSV), GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA3) and human chorionic gonadotropin beta subunit 3, 5, 7 and 8 (CGB) genes were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
September 20, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928814/nuclear-features-of-infiltrating-urothelial-carcinoma-are-distinguished-from-low-grade-noninvasive-papillary-urothelial-carcinoma-by-image-analysis
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Noritake Kosuge, Masanao Saio, Hirofumi Matsumoto, Hajime Aoyama, Akiko Matsuzaki, Naoki Yoshimi
Recent advances in computer technology have been made and image analysis (IA) has been introduced into pathological fields. The present study aimed to investigate the utility of IA for the evaluation of nuclear features and staining of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for Ki-67, p53 and GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA-3) in urothelial carcinoma tissue samples. A total of 49 cases of urothelial carcinoma tissue samples were obtained by transurethral resection of bladder tumors, which included 11 low-grade papillary urothelial carcinomas (LGPUCs), 1 non-invasive high-grade urothelial carcinoma and 37 infiltrating urothelial carcinomas (IUCs)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919955/variability-and-evolutionary-implications-of-repetitive-dna-dynamics-in-genome-of-astyanax-scabripinnis-teleostei-characidae
#4
Patrícia Barbosa, Eliza Viola Leal, Maelin da Silva, Mara Cristina de Almeida, Orlando Moreira-Filho, Roberto Ferreira Artoni
DNA sequences of multiple copies help in understanding evolutionary mechanisms, genomic structures and karyotype differentiation. The current study investigates the organization and distribution of different repetitive DNA in the standard complement and B chromosomes in Astyanax scabripinnis (Jenyns, 1842) chromosomes from three allopatric populations in Campos do Jordão region, São Paulo State, Brazil. The location of microsatellite sequences showed different chromosome distribution between Lavrinha Farm Stream (LFS) and Lake of Pedalinho (LP) populations...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919220/peucedanum-japonicum-extract-attenuates-allergic-airway-inflammation-by-inhibiting-th2-cell-activation-and-production-of-pro-inflammatory-mediators
#5
Jin Mi Chun, A-Reum Lee, Hyo Seon Kim, A Yeong Lee, Gyo Jeong Gu, Byeong Cheol Moon, Bo-In Kwon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The root of Peucedanum japonicum Thunb is traditionally used to treat coughs, colds, headache and inflammatory diseases in Korea and Japan. Its effects on allergic lung inflammation have not been investigated. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the anti-asthmatic effects of Peucedanum japonicum extract (PJE) using a murine model of asthma and a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophage cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice underwent two rounds of sensitization with ovalbumin 1 week apart followed by four intranasal ovalbumin challenges on days 13-16...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917589/a-novel-rgl2-dof6-complex-contributes-to-primary-seed-dormancy-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-by-regulating-a-gata-transcription-factor
#6
Pratibha Ravindran, Vivek Verma, Petra Stamm, Prakash P Kumar
The DELLA protein RGA-LIKE2 (RGL2) is a key transcriptional repressor of gibberellic acid (GA) signaling that regulates seed germination. We identified GATA12, a gene encoding a GATA-type zinc finger transcription factor, as one of the downstream targets of RGL2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Our data show that freshly harvested (unstratified) seeds of GATA12 antisense suppression lines have reduced dormancy than the wild type, while ectopic expression lines show enhanced seed dormancy. We show that GATA12 transcription is negatively regulated by GA and its transcript levels decline dramatically under dormancy-breaking conditions such as dry storage and cold-stratification of seeds...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910278/defective-erythropoiesis-caused-by-mutations-of-the-thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE-gene
#7
Sunmi Park, Cho Rong Han, Jeong Won Park, Li Zhao, Xuguang Zhu, Mark Willingham, David M Bodine, Sheue-Yann Cheng
Patients with mutations of the THRA gene exhibit classical features of hypothyroidism, including erythroid disorders. We previously created a mutant mouse expressing a mutated TRα1 (denoted as PV; Thra1PV/+ mouse) that faithfully reproduces the classical hypothyroidism seen in patients. Using Thra1PV/+ mice, we explored how the TRα1PV mutant acted to cause abnormalities in erythropoiesis. Thra1PV/+ mice exhibited abnormal red blood cell indices similarly as reported for patients. The total bone marrow cells and erythrocytic progenitors were markedly reduced in the bone marrow of Thra1PV/+ mice...
September 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905389/the-first-reported-case-of-concurrent-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-induced-immune-hemolytic-anemia-and-thrombocytopenia
#8
Yevgeniy A Linnik, Edison W Tsui, Isabella W Martin, Zbigniew M Szczepiorkowski, Gregory A Denomme, Jerome L Gottschall, John M Hill, Nancy M Dunbar
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) and drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia (DIIT) are rare but dangerous complications of pharmacotherapy that may be underrecognized in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients due to overlap of signs and symptoms with those of more common disease processes. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old woman with NK-cell deficiency and GATA-2-associated myelodysplastic syndrome, status post-recent allogeneic HSCT (Day +58), presented with 3 days of acute-onset severe back pain, muscle cramps, and increasingly dark urine...
September 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898757/extracellular-matrix-derived-extracellular-vesicles-promote-cardiomyocyte-growth-and-electrical-activity-in-engineered-cardiac-atria
#9
Minae An, Kihwan Kwon, Junbeom Park, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Jung-A Shin, Jihee Lee Kang, Ji Ha Choi, Eun-Mi Park, Kyung Eun Lee, Minna Woo, Minsuk Kim
Extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a critical role in the provision of the necessary microenvironment for the proper regeneration of the cardiac tissue. However, specific mechanisms that lead to ECM-mediated cardiac regeneration are not well understood. To elucidate the potential mechanisms, we investigated ultra-structures of the cardiac ECM using electron microscopy. Intriguingly, we observed large quantities of micro-vesicles from decellularized right atria. RNA and protein analyses revealed that these contained exosomal proteins and microRNAs (miRNAs), which we referred to herein as ECM-derived extracellular vesicles (ECM-EVs)...
September 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888871/interplay-of-mitochondria-apoptosis-regulatory-factors-and-micrornas-in-valvular-heart-disease
#10
Muhammad Ishtiaq Jan, Riaz Anwar Khan, Tahir Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Long Bo, Abdul Sajid, Abdul Malik, Naseeb Urehman, Nayyar Waseem, Javed Nawab, Murad Ali, Abdul Majeed, Hamid Ahmad, Sohail Aslam, Sadia Hamera, Aneesa Sultan, Mariam Anees, Qamar Javed, Iram Murtaza
Valvular heart disease (VHD) is an active process involving a wide range of pathological changes. The major complications of VHD are stenosis and regurgitation, which are macroscopic phenomena, induced in part through cellular changes. Altered expression of mitochondria associated genes causes membrane potential depolarization, leading to the increased levels of apoptosis observed in cardiac dysfunction. Objective of this study is to find molecular medicine candidates that can control expression of the key mitochondria apoptosis regulatory genes...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886174/development-of-hop-transcriptome-to-support-research-into-host-viroid-interactions
#11
Tine Pokorn, Sebastjan Radišek, Branka Javornik, Nataša Štajner, Jernej Jakše
Viroids, the smallest known pathogens, unable to encode any proteins, can cause severe diseases in their host plants. One of the proposed mechanisms of their pathogenicity includes silencing the host's genes via viroid-derived small RNAs, which are products of the host's immune response to the viroid's double stranded RNA. Humulus lupulus (hop) plants are hosts to several viroids; two of them, HLVd and CBCVd, are interesting models for studying host-viroid interactions, due to the symptomless infection of the former and severe stunting disease caused by the latter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879539/synergistic-effect-of-two-%C3%AE-globin-gene-cluster-mutations-leading-to-the-hereditary-persistence-of-fetal-hemoglobin-hpfh-phenotype
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Priya Hariharan, Madhavi Sawant, Manju Gorivale, Ruma Manchanda, Roshan Colah, K Ghosh, Anita Nadkarni
Co-inheritance of gamma and beta globin gene mutations in a compound heterozygous state is rare but of clinical interest as it provides an important data on understanding the HbF expression. Hematological analysis was carried out (Sysmex KX-21). F-cells were enumerated using flow cytometry. Beta globin gene was analysed by CRDB technique and by DNA sequencing. Gamma globin promoter region was sequenced and expression studies were carried out using real time Taqman assay. We report a family, where two inherited defects of the β globin gene cluster segregate...
September 6, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877070/effects-of-hydrochloric-acid-and-formic-acid-decalcification-on-breast-tumor-biomarkers-and-her2-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization
#13
Beth Z Clark, Jennifer M Yoest, Agnieszka Onisko, David J Dabbs
Biomarker analysis of metastatic breast carcinoma (MBC) is routinely recommended by ASCO/CAP guidelines, and establishing a diagnosis of MBC often requires immunohistochemistry (IHC). The reliability of breast tumor biomarkers and breast-specific markers on decalcified tissues has not been extensively studied. We performed IHC studies on breast tumors exposed to hydrochloric acid (HCl) and formic acid (FA) decalcification solutions, and HER2 fluorescence in situ hybridization on a subset of these tumors to establish a protocol for handling bone specimens with suspicion for MBC...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859285/bovine-lineage-specification-revealed-by-single-cell-gene-expression-analysis-from-zygote-to-blastocyst
#14
Qingqing Wei, Liang Zhong, Shaopeng Zhang, Haiyuan Mu, Jinzhu Xiang, Liang Yue, Yunping Dai, Jianyong Han
Preimplantation embryos undergo zygotic genome activation and lineage specification resulting in three distinct cell types in the late blastocyst. The molecular mechanisms underlying this progress are largely unknown in bovines. Here, we sought to analyze an extensive set of regulators at the single-cell level to define the events involved in the development of the bovine blastocyst. Using a quantitative microfluidics approach in single cells, we analyzed mRNA levels of 96 genes known to function in early embryonic development and maintenance of stem cell pluripotency in parallel in 384 individual cells from bovine preimplantation embryos...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854641/conserved-transcription-factors-steer-growth-related-genomic-programs-in-daphnia
#15
Katina I Spanier, Mieke Jansen, Ellen Decaestecker, Gert Hulselmans, Dörthe Becker, John K Colbourne, Luisa Orsini, Luc De Meester, Stein Aerts
Ecological genomics aims to understand the functional association between environmental gradients and the genes underlying adaptive traits. Many genes that are identified by genome-wide screening in ecologically relevant species lack functional annotations. Although gene functions can be inferred from sequence homology, such approaches have limited power. Here, we introduce ecological regulatory genomics by presenting an ontology-free gene prioritization method. Specifically, our method combines transcriptome profiling with high-throughput cis-regulatory sequence analysis in the water fleas Daphnia pulex and Daphnia magna...
June 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853918/human-bronchial-epithelial-cell-derived-factors-from-severe-asthmatic-subjects-stimulate-eosinophil-differentiation
#16
Brittany M A Salter, Steven G Smith, Manali Mukherjee, Sophie Plante, Sakktee Krisna, Graeme Nusca, John Paul Oliveria, Anam Irshad, Gail M Gauvreau, Jamila Chakir, Parameswaran Nair, Roma Sehmi
RATIONALE: Activated bronchial epithelial cells release alarmins, including thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) that drive type 2 inflammatory responses. We hypothesize that bronchial epithelial-derived factors enhance in situ eosinophil differentiation and maturation from myeloid precursors, a process that is driven by an IL-5 rich micro-environment within asthma airways. METHODS: To assess the eosinophilopoietic potential of epithelial-derived factors, eosinophil/basophil colony forming units (Eo/B-CFU) were enumerated in 14-day methylcellulose cultures of blood-derived mononuclear cells (NAMNCs) incubated with bronchial epithelial cell supernatants (BECSN) from healthy non-atopic controls (NC; n = 8), mild atopic asthmatics (MA; n = 9) and severe asthmatics (SA; n = 5)...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842936/a-single-center-phase-ii-study-of-ixazomib-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-cutaneous-or-peripheral-t-cell-lymphomas
#17
Philip S Boonstra, Avery Polk, Noah Brown, Alexandra C Hristov, Nathanael G Bailey, Mark S Kaminski, Tycel Phillips, Sumana Devata, Tera Mayer, Ryan A Wilcox
The transcription factor GATA-3, highly expressed in many cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphomas, confers resistance to chemotherapy in a cell-autonomous manner. As GATA-3 is transcriptionally regulated by NF-κB, we sought to determine the extent to which proteasomal inhibition impairs NF-κB activation and GATA-3 expression and cell viability in malignant T cells. Proteasome inhibition, NF-κB activity, GATA-3 expression, and cell viability were examined in patient-derived cell lines and primary T-cell lymphoma specimens ex vivo treated with the oral proteasome inhibitor ixazomib...
August 26, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827748/calf-spleen-extractive-injection-protects-mice-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-hematopoietic-injury-through-g-csf-mediated-jak2-stat3-signaling
#18
Wenqian Lu, Dongxu Jia, Shengshu An, Ming Mu, Xinan Qiao, Yan Liu, Xin Li, Di Wang
Calf Spleen Extractive Injection (CSEI), extracted from the spleen of healthy cows (within 24 hours of birth), is a small-peptide-enriched extraction and often used as an ancillary agent in cancer therapy. This study evaluated the hematopoietic function of CSEI and its underlying mechanisms, principally in CHRF, K562 cells, BMNCs and a mouse model of cyclophosphamide (CTX)-induced hematopoietic suppression. CSEI promoted the proliferation and differentiation of CHRF and K562 cells, activated hematopoietic- and proliferation-related factors RSK1p90, ELK1 and c-Myc, and facilitated the expression of differentiation- and maturation-related transcription factors GATA-1, GATA-2...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818640/the-influence-of-physical-activity-in-the-anti-tumor-immune-response-in-experimental-breast-tumor
#19
Thiago M Bianco, Douglas R Abdalla, Chamberttan S Desidério, Sofie Thys, Cindy Simoens, John-Paul Bogers, Eddie F C Murta, Márcia A Michelin
This study aimed to investigate the influence of physical activity in innate immunity to conduce to an effective antitumoral immune response analyzing the phenotype and activation status of infiltrating cells. We analysed the intracellular cytokines and the transcription factors of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILS) and spleen leukocytes. The Nos2 gene expression was evaluated in spleen cells and futhermore the ROS production was measured and spleen cells; another cell evaluated was dendritic cells (TIDCs), their cytokines expression and membrane molecules; finally to understood the results obtained, we analysed the dendritic cells obtained from bone marrow...
August 14, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815618/effect-on-gene-expression-of-three-allelic-variants-in-gata-motifs-of-abo-rhd-and-rhce-regulatory-elements
#20
Katie Fennell, Roser Hoffman, Ken Yoshida, Sadahiko Iwamoto, Lavendri Govender, Kuben Vather, Ashika Sookraj, Ute Jentsch, Chantale Pambrun, Catherine McAuley, Margaret A Keller, Gorka Ochoa-Garay
BACKGROUND: Only a few genetic variants have been reported in regulatory elements of blood group genes. Most of them affect GATA motifs, binding sites for the GATA-1 transcription factor. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Samples from two patients and one donor with unusual or discrepant serology for ABO, RhD, and RhCE antigens were analyzed by DNA sequencing. Analyzed regions included the coding sequence and portions of regulatory elements. The effect of some variants on gene expression was evaluated in reporter gene assays...
August 16, 2017: Transfusion
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