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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647697/analysis-of-k-ras-interactions-by-biotin-ligase-tagging
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Christopher Ritchie, Andrew Mack, Logan Harper, Ayna Alfadhli, Philip J S Stork, Xiaolin Nan, Eric Barklis
BACKGROUND: Mutations of the human K-Ras 4B (K-Ras) G protein are associated with a significant proportion of all human cancers. Despite this fact, a comprehensive analysis of K-Ras interactions is lacking. Our investigations focus on characterization of the K-Ras interaction network. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We employed a biotin ligase-tagging approach, in which tagged K-Ras proteins biotinylate neighbor proteins in a proximity-dependent fashion, and proteins are identified via mass spectrometry (MS) sequencing...
July 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647685/irtks-is-correlated-with-progression-and-survival-time-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#2
Li-Yu Huang, Xuefei Wang, Xiao-Fang Cui, He Li, Junjie Zhao, Chong-Chao Wu, Lingqiang Min, Zhicheng Zhou, Lixin Wan, Yu-Ping Wang, Chao Zhang, Wei-Qiang Gao, Yihong Sun, Ze-Guang Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: IRTKS functions as a novel regulator of tumour suppressor p53; however, the role of IRTKS in pathogenesis of gastric cancer is unclear. DESIGN: We used immunohistochemistry to detect IRTKS levels in 527 human gastric cancer specimens. We generated both IRTKS-deficient and p53-deficient mice to observe survival time of these mice and to isolate mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) for evaluating in vivo tumorigenicity. Co-immunoprecipitation was used to study the interaction among p53, MDM2 and IRTKS, as well as the ubiquitination of p53...
June 24, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647594/chronic-mild-stress-impairs-latent-inhibition-and-induces-region-specific-neural-activation-in-chl1-deficient-mice-a-mouse-model-of-schizophrenia
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Mona Buhusi, Daniel Obray, Bret Guercio, Mitchell J Bartlett, Catalin V Buhusi
Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by abnormal processing of information and attentional deficits. Schizophrenia has a high genetic component but is precipitated by environmental factors, as proposed by the 'two-hit' theory of schizophrenia. Here we compared latent inhibition as a measure of learning and attention, in CHL1-deficient mice, an animal model of schizophrenia, and their wild-type littermates, under no-stress and chronic mild stress conditions. All unstressed mice as well as the stressed wild-type mice showed latent inhibition...
June 21, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647533/transport-properties-and-regulatory-roles-of-nitrogen-in-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-symbiosis
#4
REVIEW
Aiqun Chen, Mian Gu, Shuangshuang Wang, Jiadong Chen, Guohua Xu
Many terrestrial plants can form root symbiosis with beneficial microorganisms for enhancing uptake of mineral nutrients or increasing fitness to adverse environmental challenges. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis that is formed by AM fungi and the roots of vascular flowering plants is the most widespread mutualistic associations in nature. As a typical endosymbiosis, AM interactions involves the differentiation of both symbionts to create novel symbiotic interfaces within the root cells, and requires a continuous nutrient exchange between the two partners...
June 21, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647505/identification-of-mapks-as-signal-transduction-components-required-for-the-cell-death-response-during-compatible-infection-by-the-synergistic-pair-potato-virus-x-potato-virus-y
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Emmanuel Aguilar, Francisco J Del Toro, Tomás Canto, Francisco Tenllado
Systemic necrosis is one of the most severe symptoms caused in compatible plant-virus interactions and shares common features with the hypersensitive response (HR). Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are associated with responses to compatible and incompatible host-virus interactions. Here, we show that virus-induced gene silencing of the Nicotiana benthamiana MAPK genes salicylic acid-induced protein kinase (SIPK) and wound-induced protein kinase (WIPK), and the MAPK kinase (MAPKK) genes MEK1 and MKK1, partially compromised the HR-like response induced by the synergistic interaction of Potato virus X with Potato virus Y (PVX-PVY)...
June 22, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647496/a-comprehensive-complex-systems-approach-to-the-study-and-analysis-of-mammalian-cell-cycle-control-system-in-the-presence-of-dna-damage-stress
#6
Ali Abroudi, Sandhya Samarasinghe, Don Kulasiri
Not many models of mammalian cell cycle system exist due to its complexity. Some models are too complex and hard to understand, while some others are too simple and not comprehensive enough. Moreover, some essential aspects, such as the response of G1-S and G2-M checkpoints to DNA damage as well as the growth factor signalling, have not been investigated from a systems point of view in current mammalian cell cycle models. To address these issues, we bring a holistic perspective to cell cycle by mathematically modelling it as a complex system consisting of important sub-systems that interact with each other...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647468/influence-of-rabbit-notochordal-cells-on-symptomatic-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-anti-angiogenic-capacity-on-human-endothelial-cell-proliferation-under-hypoxia
#7
Woo-Keun Kwon, Hong Joo Moon, Taek-Hyun Kwon, Youn-Kwan Park, Joo Han Kim
OBJECTIVES: Symptomatic degenerative disc disease (DDD) is associated with neovascularization and nerve ingrowth into intervertebral discs (IVDs). Notochordal cells (NCs) are key cells that may lead to regeneration of IVDs. However, their activities under conditions of hypoxia, the real environment of IVD, are not well known. We hypothesized that NCs may inhibit neovascularization by interacting with endothelial cells (ECs) under hypoxia. DESIGN: Human IVDs were isolated and cultured to produce nucleus pulposus (NP) cell conditioned medium (NPCM)...
June 21, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647398/immune-modulatory-effects-of-syncytiotrophoblast-extracellular-vesicles-in-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia
#8
Claudia Göhner, Torsten Plösch, Marijke M Faas
Unique immunologic adaptations exist to successfully establish and maintain pregnancy and to avoid an immune attack against the semi allogenic fetus. These adaptations occur both locally at the maternofetal interface and in the peripheral circulation and affect the innate as well as the adaptive immune system. Pregnancy is characterized by a general inflammatory state with activation of monocytes and granulocytes, but also with suppressive lymphocytes (regulatory T cells), and skewing towards T helper 2 immunity...
June 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647392/a-novel-dual-inhibitor-of-microtubule-and-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibits-survival-of-multiple-myeloma-and-osteoclastogenesis
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Manoj K Pandey, Krishne Gowda, Shen-Shu Sung, Thomas Abraham, Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, Giampolo Talamo, Sinisa Dovat, Shantu Amin
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) regulates many vital signaling pathways and play critical role in cell proliferation, survival, migration, and resistance. Earlier we reported that a small molecule KS99 is an inhibitor of tubulin polymerization. In the present study we explored that whether KS99 is a dual inhibitor of BTK and tubulin polymerization. While it is known that BTK is required for clonogenic growth, and resistance; and microtubules are essential for cancer cell growth; dual targeting of these two components has not been explored...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647358/mitochondria-associated-membranes-mams-an-emerging-platform-connecting-energy-and-immune-sensing-to-metabolic-flexibility
#10
Jennifer Rieusset
Living organisms have the capacity to sense both nutrients and immune signals in order to adapt their metabolism to the needs, and both metabolic inflexibility and exacerbated immune responses are associated with metabolic diseases. Over the past decade, mitochondria emerged as key nutrient and immune sensors regulating numerous signalling pathways, and mitochondria dysfunction has been extensively implicated in metabolic diseases. Interestingly, mitochondria interact physically and functionally with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER, in contact sites named mitochondria-associated membranes (MAMs), in order to exchange metabolites and calcium and regulate cellular homeostasis...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647344/oncogene-expressing-senescent-melanocytes-upregulate-mhc-class-ii-a-candidate-melanoma-suppressor-function
#11
John van Tuyn, Farah Jaber-Hijazi, Douglas MacKenzie, John J Cole, Elizabeth Mann, Jeff S Pawlikowski, Taranjit Singh Rai, David M Nelson, Tony McBryan, Andre Ivanov, Karen Blyth, Hong Wu, Simon Milling, Peter D Adams
On acquisition of an oncogenic mutation, primary human and mouse cells can enter oncogene-induced senescence (OIS). OIS is characterized by a stable proliferation arrest and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Proliferation arrest and the SASP collaborate to enact tumor suppression, the former by blocking cell proliferation and the latter by recruiting immune cells to clear damaged cells. However, the interactions of OIS cells with the immune system are still poorly defined...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647341/suppression-of-autophagic-flux-contributes-to-cardiomyocyte-death-by-activation-of-necroptotic-pathways
#12
Makoto Ogasawara, Toshiyuki Yano, Masaya Tanno, Koki Abe, Satoko Ishikawa, Takayuki Miki, Atsushi Kuno, Toshiyuki Tobisawa, Shingo Muratsubaki, Kouhei Ohno, Yuki Tatekoshi, Kei Nakata, Wataru Ohwada, Tetsuji Miura
BACKGROUND: The role of necroptosis in myocardial injury has not been fully characterized. Here we examined roles of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) and autophagy in necroptosis of cardiomyocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS: In H9c2 cells, necroptosis was induced by treatment with TNF-α (TNF) and z-VAD-fmk (zVAD) for 24h, and necroptotic death was determined by LDH release (as % of total). TNF/zVAD increased LDH release from 16.6±4.3% to 60.6±2.7%, and the LDH release was suppressed by necrostatin-1 (29...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647331/combination-of-histidine-lysine-methionine-and-leucine-promotes-%C3%AE-casein-synthesis-via-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-pathway-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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H N Gao, S G Zhao, N Zheng, Y D Zhang, S S Wang, X Q Zhou, J Q Wang
The ratio of different AA in the diets of cows is vital to improve milk protein yield. β-Casein is one of the important milk proteins with high nutritive value. However, the suitable ratio of essential amino acids (EAA) for the expression of β-casein in the immortalized bovine mammary epithelial cell line is not fully characterized. This study employed response surface methodology to determine the optimal ratio of His, Lys, Met, and Leu on β-casein expression level in vitro and clarified the effect of the 4 EAA on β-casein via the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647326/effect-of-prepartum-energy-balance-on-neutrophil-function-following-pegbovigrastim-treatment-in-periparturient-cows
#14
S McDougall, S J LeBlanc, A Heiser
Treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) increases polymorphonuclear cell (neutrophil) count and enhances neutrophil function in the periparturient cow. Prepartum undernutrition was hypothesized to reduce the effect of a commercially available recombinant bovine G-CSF product (pegbovigrastim) on neutrophil count and function. Hence this study was undertaken to test the effect of undernutrition for approximately 1 mo before calving on the innate immune response to pegbovigrastim. Cows (n = 99) on pasture were blocked by expected calving date and body condition score and randomly assigned in a 2 × 2 factorial design...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647227/in-vivo-cellular-reactions-to-different-biomaterials-physiological-and-pathological-aspects-and-their-consequences
#15
REVIEW
Sarah Al-Maawi, Anna Orlowska, Robert Sader, C James Kirkpatrick, Shahram Ghanaati
Biomaterials are widely used in guided bone regeneration (GBR) and guided tissue regeneration (GTR). After application, there is an interaction between the host immune system and the implanted biomaterial, leading to a biomaterial-specific cellular reaction. The present review focuses on cellular reactions to numerous biomaterials in vivo with consideration of different implantation models and microenvironments in different species, such as subcutaneous implantation in mice and rats, a muscle model in goats and a femur model in rabbits...
June 21, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647132/mutations-in-s-adenosylhomocysteine-hydrolase-ahcy-affect-its-nucleocytoplasmic-distribution-and-capability-to-interact-with-s-adenosylhomocysteine-hydrolase-like-1-protein
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Ivana Grbeša, Alon Kalo, Robert Belužić, Lucija Kovačević, Adriana Lepur, Filip Rokić, Hodaya Hochberg, Itamar Kanter, Vesna Simunović, Pau Marc Muńoz-Torres, Yaron Shav-Tal, Oliver Vugrek
S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (AHCY) is thought to be located at the sites of ongoing AdoMet-dependent methylation, presumably in the cell nucleus. Endogenous AHCY is located both in cytoplasm and the nucleus. Little is known regarding mechanisms that drive its subcellular distribution, and even less is known on how mutations causing AHCY deficiency affect its intracellular dynamics. Using fluorescence microscopy and GFP-tagged AHCY constructs we show significant differences in the intensity ratio between nuclei and cytoplasm for mutant proteins when compared with wild type AHCY...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647124/putative-protein-vc0395_0300-from-vibrio-cholerae-is-a-diguanylate-cyclase-with-a-role-in-biofilm-formation
#17
Divya Bandekar, Om Prakash Chouhan, Swati Mohapatra, Mousumi Hazra, Saugata Hazra, Sumit Biswas
The hallmark of the lifecycle of Vibrio cholerae is its ability to switch between two lifestyles - the sessile, non-pathogenic form and the motile, infectious form in human hosts. One of these changes is in the formation of surface biofilms, when in sessile aquatic habitats. The cell-cell interactions within a V. cholerae biofilm are stabilized by the production of an exopolysachharide (EPS) matrix, which in turn is regulated by the ubiquitous secondary messenger, cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP), synthesized by proteins containing GGD(/E)EF domains in all prokaryotic systems...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646913/interplay-between-craniofacial-stem-cells-and-immune-stimulus
#18
REVIEW
Ruili Yang, Tingting Yu, Yanheng Zhou
Craniofacial mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), isolated from an abundant and accessible source of craniofacial tissues, possess self-renewal and multilineage differentiation potential. It has been reported that craniofacial MSCs show elevated proliferation and regeneration capacities compared to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs). Furthermore, the immunomodulatory property has generated an emerging multidisciplinary research field that translates MSC-based therapies to the clinic for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646906/modulation-of-oxidative-phosphorylation-and-redox-homeostasis-in-mitochondrial-ndufs4-deficiency-via-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
Marlen Melcher, Katharina Danhauser, Annette Seibt, Özer Degistirici, Fabian Baertling, Arun Kumar Kondadi, Andreas S Reichert, Werner J H Koopman, Peter H G M Willems, Richard J Rodenburg, Ertan Mayatepek, Roland Meisel, Felix Distelmaier
BACKGROUND: Disorders of the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) system represent a large group among the inborn errors of metabolism. The most frequently observed biochemical defect is isolated deficiency of mitochondrial complex I (CI). No effective treatment strategies for CI deficiency are so far available. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether and how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are able to modulate metabolic function in fibroblast cell models of CI deficiency. METHODS: We used human and murine fibroblasts with a defect in the nuclear DNA encoded NDUFS4 subunit of CI...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646905/mechanistic-understanding-of-nanoparticles-interactions-with-extracellular-matrix-the-cell-and-immune-system
#20
REVIEW
Ayse Basak Engin, Dragana Nikitovic, Monica Neagu, Petra Henrich-Noack, Anca Oana Docea, Mikhail I Shtilman, Kirill Golokhvast, Aristidis M Tsatsakis
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is an extraordinarily complex and unique meshwork composed of structural proteins and glycosaminoglycans. The ECM provides essential physical scaffolding for the cellular constituents, as well as contributes to crucial biochemical signaling. Importantly, ECM is an indispensable part of all biological barriers and substantially modulates the interchange of the nanotechnology products through these barriers. The interactions of the ECM with nanoparticles (NPs) depend on the morphological characteristics of intercellular matrix and on the physical characteristics of the NPs and may be either deleterious or beneficial...
June 24, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
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