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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214929/myeloid-cells-as-a-target-for-oligonucleotide-therapeutics-turning-obstacles-into-opportunities
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REVIEW
Marcin Kortylewski, Dayson Moreira
Immunotherapies emerged as an alternative for cancer treatment, yet their clinical efficacies are still limited, especially in case of solid tumors. Myeloid immune cells, such as macrophages and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), are often hijacked by tumors and become pivotal inhibitors of antitumor immunity. Immunosuppressive functions of tumor-associated myeloid cells result from the activity of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3), a transcription factor with well-defined tumorigenic and tolerogenic roles in human cancers...
February 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213959/combining-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-genome-editing-technologies-for-clinical-applications
#2
Chia-Yu Chang, Hsiao-Chien Ting, Hong-Lin Su, Jing-Ren Jeng
In this review, we introduce current developments in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), site-specific nuclease (SSN)-mediated genome editing tools, and the combined application of these two novel technologies in biomedical research and therapeutic trials. The sustainable pluripotent property of iPSCs in vitro not only provides unlimited cell sources for basic research but also benefits precision medicines for human diseases. In addition, rapidly evolving SSN tools efficiently tailor genetic manipulations for exploring gene functions and can be utilized to correct genetic defects of congenital diseases in the near future...
February 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212815/systematic-testing-of-enzyme-perturbation-sensitivities-via-graded-dcas9-modulation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#3
Matthew Deaner, Hal S Alper
Dissecting genotype-phenotype relationships in a high-throughput and scalable manner is still an unresolved problem facing metabolic engineers. While the RNA-guided nuclease Cas9 has been repurposed as a programmable transcription regulator, its application has typically been limited to binary on/off regulation and thus misses informative and potentially optimal intermediate levels of gene expression. In this work, we establish a rapid method for fine-tuned, graded expression of pathway enzymes via dCas9 regulation by varying sgRNA target location as the dominant parameter...
February 14, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212417/splitax-a-novel-method-to-assess-the-function-of-engineered-nucleases
#4
Richard A Axton, Sharmin S Haideri, Martha Lopez-Yrigoyen, Helen A Taylor, Lesley M Forrester
Engineered nucleases have been used to generate knockout or reporter cell lines and a range of animal models for human disease. These new technologies also hold great promise for therapeutic genome editing. Current methods to evaluate the activity of these nucleases are time consuming, require extensive optimization and are hampered by readouts with low signals and high background. We have developed a simple and easy to perform method (SplitAx) that largely addresses these issues and provides a readout of nuclease activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211892/high-throughput-in-situ-cell-electroporation-microsystem-for-parallel-delivery-of-single-guide-rnas-into-mammalian-cells
#5
Shengtai Bian, Yicen Zhou, Yawei Hu, Jing Cheng, Xiaofang Chen, Youchun Xu, Peng Liu
Arrayed genetic screens mediated by the CRISPR/Cas9 technology with single guide RNA (sgRNA) libraries demand a high-throughput platform capable of transfecting diverse cell types at a high efficiency in a genome-wide scale for detection and analysis of sophisticated cellular phenotypes. Here we developed a high-throughput in situ cell electroporation (HiCEP) microsystem which leveraged the superhydrophobic feature of the microwell array to achieve individually controlled conditions in each microwell and coupled an interdigital electrode array chip with the microwells in a modular-based scheme for highly efficient delivery of exogenous molecules into cells...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210248/coexistence-of-blaoxa-48-and-truncated-blandm-1-on-different-plasmids-in-a-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolate-in-china
#6
Lianyan Xie, Yi Dou, Kaixin Zhou, Yue Chen, Lizhong Han, Xiaokui Guo, Jingyong Sun
Objectives: To describe the genetic environment, transferability, and antibiotic susceptibility of one clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate harboring both blaOXA-48 and blaNDM-1 on different plasmids from a Chinese hospital. Methods: The isolate was subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing and multilocus sequence typing using Etest and PCR. The plasmids harboring blaOXA-48 and blaNDM-1 were analyzed through conjugation experiments, S1-nuclease pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and hybridization with specific probes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209587/genome-surgery-using-cas9-ribonucleoproteins-for-the-treatment-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Kyoungmi Kim, Sung Wook Park, Jin Hyoung Kim, Seung Hwan Lee, Daesik Kim, Taeyoung Koo, Kwang-Eun Kim, Jeong Hun Kim, Jin-Soo Kim
RNA-guided genome surgery using CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases has shown promise for the treatment of diverse genetic diseases. Yet, the potential of such nucleases for therapeutic applications in nongenetic diseases is largely unexplored. Here, we focus on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in adults, which is associated with retinal overexpression of, rather than mutations in, the VEGFA gene. Subretinal injection of preassembled, Vegfa gene-specific Cas9 ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) into the adult mouse eye gave rise to mutagenesis at the target site in the retinal pigment epithelium...
February 16, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208626/2-o-methyl-rna-ethylene-bridged-nucleic-acid-chimera-antisense-oligonucleotides-to-induce-dystrophin-exon-45-skipping
#8
REVIEW
Tomoko Lee, Hiroyuki Awano, Mariko Yagi, Masaaki Matsumoto, Nobuaki Watanabe, Ryoya Goda, Makoto Koizumi, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Masafumi Matsuo
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal muscle-wasting disease characterized by dystrophin deficiency from mutations in the dystrophin gene. Antisense oligonucleotide (AO)-mediated exon skipping targets restoration of the dystrophin reading frame to allow production of an internally deleted dystrophin protein with functional benefit for DMD patients who have out-of-frame deletions. After accelerated US approval of eteplirsen (Exondys 51), which targets dystrophin exon 51 for skipping, efforts are now focused on targeting other exons...
February 10, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207300/single-nucleotide-rs760370-polymorphism-at-the-main-ribavirin-transporter-gene-detection-by-pcr-rflp-assay-compared-with-the-taqman-assay-and-its-relation-to-sustained-virological-response-in-chronic-hcv-patients-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-ribavirin
#9
Rabab Fouad, Khaled Zachariah, Marwa Khairy, Mervat Khorshied, Wafaa Ezzat, Marwa M Sheta, Ahmed Heiba
Ribavirin clearly plays a role in chronic hepatitis C treatment response. The equilibrative nucleoside transporter-1 codified by SLC29A1 gene has been associated with ribavirin uptake into hepatocytes and erythrocytes. rs760370A>G single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at the SLC29A1 gene may have a role in ribavirin-based regimen treatment response. Accuracy of the polymerase-chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) assay compared with the TaqMan assay for the detection of the SNP rs760370 at the main ribavirin transporter gene and its relation to sustained virological response in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients treated with pegylated interferon-ribavirin therapy...
February 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207001/genome-editing-using-facs-enrichment-of-nuclease-expressing-cells-and-indel-detection-by-amplicon-analysis
#10
Lindsey A Lonowski, Yoshiki Narimatsu, Anjum Riaz, Catherine E Delay, Zhang Yang, Francesco Niola, Katarzyna Duda, Elke A Ober, Henrik Clausen, Hans H Wandall, Steen H Hansen, Eric P Bennett, Morten Frödin
This protocol describes methods for increasing and evaluating the efficiency of genome editing based on the CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-CRISPR-associated 9) system, transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) or zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs). First, Indel Detection by Amplicon Analysis (IDAA) determines the size and frequency of insertions and deletions elicited by nucleases in cells, tissues or embryos through analysis of fluorophore-labeled PCR amplicons covering the nuclease target site by capillary electrophoresis in a sequenator...
March 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205069/transcriptomic-analysis-of-thp-1-macrophages-exposed-to-lipoprotein-hydrolysis-products-generated-by-lipoprotein-lipase
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Narmadaa Thyagarajan, Jenika D Marshall, Arthur T Pickett, Clemens Schumacher, Yanbo Yang, Sherri L Christian, Robert J Brown
Macrophage lipoprotein lipase (LPL) induces lipid accumulation and promotes atherosclerosis. However, the effects of lipoprotein hydrolysis products generated by LPL on macrophage-derived foam cell formation are not clearly understood. Thus, we analyzed the transcriptomic response to hydrolysis products via microarray analyses on RNA isolated from human THP-1 macrophages incubated with total lipoprotein hydrolysis products generated by LPL. The expression of 183 transcripts was significantly upregulated and 133 transcripts were significantly downregulated...
February 15, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204821/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-induce-il-1%C3%AE-production-by-macrophages-in-combination-with-lipopolysaccharide
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Zhongshuang Hu, Taisuke Murakami, Hiroshi Tamura, Johannes Reich, Kyoko Kuwahara-Arai, Toshiaki Iba, Yoko Tabe, Isao Nagaoka
Upon exposure to invading microorganisms, neutrophils undergo NETosis, a recently identified type of programmed cell death, and release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs are described as an antimicrobial mechanism, based on the fact that NETs can trap microorganisms and exhibit bactericidal activity through the action of NET‑associated components. In contrast, the components of NETs have been recognized as damage‑associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs), which trigger inflammatory signals to induce cell death, inflammation and organ failure...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204542/molecular-determinants-for-crispr-rna-maturation-in-the-cas10-csm-complex-and-roles-for-non-cas-nucleases
#13
Forrest C Walker, Lucy Chou-Zheng, Jack A Dunkle, Asma Hatoum-Aslan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198371/method-for-dual-viral-vector-mediated-crispr-cas9-gene-disruption-in-primary-human-endothelial-cells
#14
Haixia Gong, Menglin Liu, Jeff Klomp, Bradley J Merrill, Jalees Rehman, Asrar B Malik
Human endothelial cells (ECs) are widely used to study mechanisms of angiogenesis, inflammation, and endothelial permeability. Targeted gene disruption induced by Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-CRISPR-Associated Protein 9 (Cas9) nuclease gene editing is potentially an important tool for definitively establishing the functional roles of individual genes in ECs. We showed that co-delivery of adenovirus encoding EGFP-tagged Cas9 and lentivirus encoding a single guide RNA (sgRNA) in primary human lung microvascular ECs (HLMVECs) disrupted the expression of the Tie2 gene and protein...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198142/therapeutic-genome-engineering-via-crispr-cas-systems
#15
REVIEW
Ana M Moreno, Prashant Mali
Differences in genomes underlie most organismal diversity, and aberrations in genomes underlie many disease states. With the growing knowledge of the genetic and pathogenic basis of human disease, development of safe and efficient platforms for genome and epigenome engineering will transform our ability to therapeutically target human diseases and also potentially engineer disease resistance. In this regard, the recent advent of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-CRISPR-associated (Cas) RNA-guided nuclease systems have transformed our ability to target nucleic acids...
February 15, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194143/novel-immunity-proteins-associated-with-colicin-m-like-bacteriocins-exhibit-promiscuous-protection-in-pseudomonas
#16
Maarten G K Ghequire, Lieselore Kemland, René De Mot
Bacteriocins related to colicin M, acting via cleavage of the cell wall precursor lipid II, have been characterized in γ- and β-proteobacteria. Depending on the species, immunity is provided by either an inner membrane-anchored periplasmic protein or by an integral membrane protein. In Pseudomonas however, the immunity partner of colicin M-like bacteriocins remains unknown. Based on an in silico analysis in pseudomonad genomes, we here identify a gene encoding a putative immunity partner that represents a novel type of integral membrane protein (PmiA, Pseudomonas colicin M-like immunity type A)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191840/se-ru-decorated-porous-metal-organic-framework-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-pooled-sirnas-to-reversing-multidrug-resistance-in-taxol-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Qingchang Chen, Meng Xu, Wenjing Zheng, Taoyuan Xu, Hong Deng, Jie Liu
We report here a novel and personalized strategy of selenium/ruthenium nanoparticles modified metal organic frameworks MIL-101(Fe) for delivering pooled small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) to enhance therapy efficacy by silencing multi-drug resistance (MDR) genes and interfere with microtubule (MT) dynamics in MCF-7/T (Taxol-resistance) cell. The existence of coordinatively unsaturated metal sites (CUSs) in MIL-101(Fe) can strongly interactions with the electron-rich functional groups of cysteine, which can be regarded as the linkage between selenium/ruthenium nanoparticles and MIL-101(Fe)...
February 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188619/generation-of-conditional-oncogenic-chromosomal-translocations-using-crispr-cas9-genomic-editing-and-homology-directed-repair
#18
Lee Spraggon, Luciano G Martelotto, Julija Hmeljak, Tyler D Hitchman, Jiang Wang, Lu Wang, Emily K Slotkin, Pang-Dian Fan, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Marc Ladanyi
Chromosomal rearrangements encoding oncogenic fusion proteins are found in a wide variety of malignancies. The use of programmable nucleases to generate specific double-strand breaks in endogenous loci, followed by non-homologous end joining DNA repair, has allowed several of these translocations to be generated as constitutively expressed fusion genes within a cell population. Here, we describe a novel approach that combines CRISPR-Cas9 technology with homology-directed repair to engineer, capture and modulate the expression of chromosomal translocation products in a human cell line...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188222/characterization-of-genomic-deletion-efficiency-mediated-by-clustered-regularly-interspaced-short-palindromic-repeats-crispr-cas9-nuclease-system-in-mammalian-cells
#19
Matthew C Canver, Daniel E Bauer, Abhishek Dass, Yvette Y Yien, Jacky Chung, Takeshi Masuda, Takahiro Maeda, Barry H Paw, Stuart H Orkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187297/a-universal-aptameric-biosensor-multiplexed-detection-of-small-analytes-via-aggregated-perylene-based-broad-spectrum-quencher
#20
Rong Hu, Xi Zhang, Qiang Xu, Dan-Qing Lu, Yun-Hui Yang, Quan-Qing Xu, Qiong Ruan, Liu-Ting Mo, Xiao-Bing Zhang
A universal aptameric system based on the taking advantage of double-stranded DNA/perylene diimide (dsDNA/PDI) as the signal probe was developed for multiplexed detection of small molecules. Aptamers are single-stranded DNA or RNA oligonucleotides which are selected in vitro by a process known as systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment. In this work, we synthesized a new kind of PDI and reported this aggregated PDI could quench the double-stranded DNA (dsDNA)-labeled fluorophores with a high quenching efficiency...
January 24, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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