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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407539/the-single-and-joint-toxicity-effects-of-chlorpyrifos-and-beta-cypermethrin-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-early-life-stages
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Jiayu Zhang, Lili Liu, Lei Ren, Weimin Feng, Peng Lv, Wei Wu, Yanchun Yan
Water environment pollution caused by the widespread application of beta-cypermethrin (BCP) and chlorpyrifos (CPF) in agriculture has attracted extensive concern of the world. In this study, zebrafish was used as a model to investigate the individual and joint toxicity of BCP and CPF. In the acute toxicity test, 3 hpf embryos were exposed to various concentrations of CPF, BCP and their binary mixtures (MIX) for 96h. The results indicated that these two pesticides and mixtures induced malformation and death in larvae, and affected hatchability...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393070/assessment-of-toxicological-perturbations-and-variants-of-pancreatic-islet-development-in-the-zebrafish-model
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Karilyn E Sant, Haydee M Jacobs, Jiali Xu, Katrina A Borofski, Larry G Moss, Jennifer B Moss, Alicia R Timme-Laragy
The pancreatic islets, largely comprised of insulin-producing beta cells, play a critical role in endocrine signaling and glucose homeostasis. Because they have low levels of antioxidant defenses and a high perfusion rate, the endocrine islets may be a highly susceptible target tissue of chemical exposures. However, this endpoint, as well as the integrity of the surrounding exocrine pancreas, is often overlooked in studies of developmental toxicology. Disruption of development by toxicants can alter cell fate and migration, resulting in structural alterations that are difficult to detect in mammalian embryo systems, but that are easily observed in the zebrafish embryo model (Danio rerio)...
September 2016: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389474/perineurial-glial-plasticity-and-the-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-development-of-the-blood-nerve-barrier
#3
Angela D Morris, Gwendolyn M Lewis, Sarah Kucenas
Precisely orchestrated interactions between spinal motor axons and their ensheathing glia are vital for forming and maintaining functional spinal motor nerves. Following perturbations to peripheral myelinating glial cells, centrally-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) ectopically exit the spinal cord and myelinate peripheral nerves in myelin with central nervous system (CNS) characteristics. However, whether remaining peripheral ensheathing glia, such as perineurial glia, properly encase the motor nerve despite this change in glial cell and myelin composition, remains unknown...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327131/transcriptome-analysis-of-pancreatic-cells-across-distant-species-highlights-novel-important-regulator-genes
#4
Estefania Tarifeño-Saldivia, Arnaud Lavergne, Alice Bernard, Keerthana Padamata, David Bergemann, Marianne L Voz, Isabelle Manfroid, Bernard Peers
BACKGROUND: Defining the transcriptome and the genetic pathways of pancreatic cells is of great interest for elucidating the molecular attributes of pancreas disorders such as diabetes and cancer. As the function of the different pancreatic cell types has been maintained during vertebrate evolution, the comparison of their transcriptomes across distant vertebrate species is a means to pinpoint genes under strong evolutionary constraints due to their crucial function, which have therefore preserved their selective expression in these pancreatic cell types...
March 21, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262634/francisella-noatunensis-ssp-noatunensis-iglc-deletion-mutant-protects-adult-zebrafish-challenged-with-acute-mortality-dose-of-wild-type-strain
#5
Elisabeth O Lampe, Julia I Tandberg, Anne-Lise Rishovd, Hanne C Winther-Larsen
The intracellular fish pathogen Francisella noatunensis remains an unsolved problem for aquaculture worldwide and an efficient vaccine is needed. In Francisella sp., IglC is an important virulence factor necessary for intracellular growth and escape from phagolysosomes. Deletion of the intracellular growth locus C (iglC) in Francisella sp. causes attenuation, but vaccine potential has only been attributed to ΔiglC from Francisella noatunensis ssp. orientalis, a warm-water fish pathogen. A ΔiglC mutant was constructed in the cold-water fish pathogen F...
March 6, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229859/transient-inflammatory-response-mediated-by-interleukin-1%C3%AE-is-required-for-proper-regeneration-in-zebrafish-fin-fold
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Tomoya Hasegawa, Christopher J Hall, Philip S Crosier, Gembu Abe, Koichi Kawakami, Akira Kudo, Atsushi Kawakami
Cellular responses to injury are crucial for complete tissue regeneration, but their underlying processes remain incompletely elucidated. We have previously reported that myeloid-defective zebrafish mutants display apoptosis of regenerative cells during fin fold regeneration. Here, we found that the apoptosis phenotype is induced by prolonged expression of interleukin 1 beta (il1b). Myeloid cells are considered to be the principal source of Il1b, but we show that epithelial cells express il1b in response to tissue injury and initiate the inflammatory response, and that its resolution by macrophages is necessary for survival of regenerative cells...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223109/fluoride-exposure-abates-pro-inflammatory-response-and-induces-in%C3%A2-vivo-apoptosis-rendering-zebrafish-danio-rerio-susceptible-to-bacterial-infections
#7
Rashmi Singh, Preeti Khatri, Nidhi Srivastava, Shruti Jain, Vani Brahmachari, Asish Mukhopadhyay, Shibnath Mazumder
The present study describes the immunotoxic effect of chronic fluoride exposure on adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). Zebrafish were exposed to fluoride (71.12 mg/L; 1/10 LC50) for 30 d and the expression of selected genes studied. We observed significant elevation in the detoxification pathway gene cyp1a suggesting chronic exposure to non-lethal concentration of fluoride is indeed toxic to fish. Fluoride mediated pro-oxidative stress is implicated with the downregulation in superoxide dismutase 1 and 2 (sod1/2) genes...
February 20, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196873/lymphotoxin-beta-interacts-with-methylated-egfr-to-mediate-acquired-resistance-to-cetuximab-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#8
Dennis Shin-Shian Hsu, Wei-Lun Hwang, Chiou-Hwa Yuh, Chen-Hsi Chu, Yang-Hui Ho, Pon-Bo Chen, Han-Syuan Lin, Hua-Kuo Lin, Shih-Pei Wu, Chih-Yi Lin, Wen-Hao Hsu, Hsin-Yi Lan, Hsiao-Jung Wang, Shyh-Kuan Tai, Mien-Chie Hung, Muh-Hwa Yang
PURPOSE: In head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the incidence of RAS mutation, which is the major cause of cetuximab resistance, is relatively rare compared with the other types of cancers, and the mechanism mediating acquired resistance is unclear compared with the driver gene mutation-mediated de novo resistance. Here we investigated the driver gene mutation-independent mechanism for cetuximab resistance in HNSCC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used the in vitro-selected and in vivo-selected cetuximab-resistant sublines of HNSCC cell lines for investigating the mechanism of acquired resistance to cetuximab...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179256/zebrafish-mesonephric-renin-cells-are-functionally-conserved-and-comprise-of-two-distinct-morphological-populations
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Sebastien A Rider, Helen C Christian, Linda J Mullins, Amelia R Howarth, Calum A MacRae, John J Mullins
Zebrafish provide an excellent model in which to assess the role of the renin-angiotensin system in renal development, injury and repair. In contrast to mammals, zebrafish kidney organogenesis terminates with the mesonephros. Despite this, the basic functional structure of the nephron is conserved across vertebrates. The relevance of teleosts for studies relating to the regulation of the renin-angiotensin system was established by assessing the phenotype and functional regulation of renin-expressing cells in zebrafish...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129847/analysis-of-pancreatic-disease-in-zebrafish
#10
S C Eames Nalle, K F Franse, M D Kinkel
One of the appeals of the zebrafish model is the relative ease of studying disease progression from embryonic or larval stages through to adulthood. Because of this, the zebrafish has become an important model for postembryonic pancreatic disease, particularly diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Here we present methods for using the adult zebrafish to analyze pancreas function and structure, with an emphasis on the endocrine pancreas and the beta cells. The methods include fasting, weighing adults, and anesthetizing adults, and intraperitoneal injection of glucose based on body weight...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960075/a-conserved-bacterial-protein-induces-pancreatic-beta-cell-expansion-during-zebrafish-development
#11
Jennifer Hampton Hill, Eric A Franzosa, Curtis Huttenhower, Karen Guillemin
Resident microbes play important roles in the development of the gastrointestinal tract, but their influence on other digestive organs is less well explored. Using the gnotobiotic zebrafish, we discovered that the normal expansion of the pancreatic β cell population during early larval development requires the intestinal microbiota and that specific bacterial members can restore normal β cell numbers. These bacteria share a gene that encodes a previously undescribed protein, named herein BefA (β Cell Expansion Factor A), which is sufficient to induce β cell proliferation in developing zebrafish larvae...
December 13, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880821/inhibition-of-the-tgf%C3%AE-pathway-enhances-retinal-regeneration-in-adult-zebrafish
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Christoph Tappeiner, Ellinor Maurer, Pauline Sallin, Thomas Bise, Volker Enzmann, Markus Tschopp
In contrast to the mammalian retina, the zebrafish retina exhibits the potential for lifelong retinal neurogenesis and regeneration even after severe damage. Previous studies have shown that the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling pathway is activated during the regeneration of different tissues in the zebrafish and is needed for regeneration in the heart and the fin. In this study, we have investigated the role of the TGFβ pathway in the N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced chemical model of rod photoreceptor de- and regeneration in adult zebrafish...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880803/wdr68-mediates-dorsal-and-ventral-patterning-events-for-craniofacial-development
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Estibaliz Alvarado, Mina Yousefelahiyeh, Greg Alvarado, Robin Shang, Taryn Whitman, Andrew Martinez, Yang Yu, Annie Pham, Anish Bhandari, Bingyan Wang, Robert M Nissen
Birth defects are among the leading causes of infant mortality and contribute substantially to illness and long-term disability. Defects in Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) signaling are associated with cleft lip/palate. Many craniofacial syndromes are caused by defects in signaling pathways that pattern the cranial neural crest cells (CNCCs) along the dorsal-ventral axis. For example, auriculocondylar syndrome is caused by impaired Endothelin-1 (Edn1) signaling, and Alagille syndrome is caused by defects in Jagged-Notch signaling...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835901/mutational-activation-of-braf-confers-sensitivity-to-transforming-growth-factor-beta-inhibitors-in-human-cancer-cells
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Lindsay C Spender, G John Ferguson, Sijia Liu, Chao Cui, Maria Romina Girotti, Gary Sibbet, Ellen B Higgs, Morven K Shuttleworth, Tom Hamilton, Paul Lorigan, Michael Weller, David F Vincent, Owen J Sansom, Margaret Frame, Peter Ten Dijke, Richard Marais, Gareth J Inman
Recent data implicate elevated transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) signalling in BRAF inhibitor drug-resistance mechanisms, but the potential for targeting TGFβ signalling in cases of advanced melanoma has not been investigated. We show that mutant BRAFV600E confers an intrinsic dependence on TGFβ/TGFβ receptor 1 (TGFBR1) signalling for clonogenicity of murine melanocytes. Pharmacological inhibition of the TGFBR1 blocked the clonogenicity of human mutant BRAF melanoma cells through SMAD4-independent inhibition of mitosis, and also inhibited metastasis in xenografted zebrafish...
December 13, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831568/arqiv-hts-a-versatile-whole-organism-screening-platform-enabling-in-vivo-drug-discovery-at-high-throughput-rates
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David T White, Arife Unal Eroglu, Guohua Wang, Liyun Zhang, Sumitra Sengupta, Ding Ding, Surendra K Rajpurohit, Steven L Walker, Hongkai Ji, Jiang Qian, Jeff S Mumm
The zebrafish has emerged as an important model for whole-organism small-molecule screening. However, most zebrafish-based chemical screens have achieved only mid-throughput rates. Here we describe a versatile whole-organism drug discovery platform that can achieve true high-throughput screening (HTS) capacities. This system combines our automated reporter quantification in vivo (ARQiv) system with customized robotics, and is termed 'ARQiv-HTS'. We detail the process of establishing and implementing ARQiv-HTS: (i) assay design and optimization, (ii) calculation of sample size and hit criteria, (iii) large-scale egg production, (iv) automated compound titration, (v) dispensing of embryos into microtiter plates, and (vi) reporter quantification...
December 2016: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795824/loss-of-mgat5a-mediated-n-glycosylation-stimulates-regeneration-in-zebrafish
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Wuhong Pei, Sunny C Huang, Lisha Xu, Kade Pettie, María Laura Ceci, Mario Sánchez, Miguel L Allende, Shawn M Burgess
BACKGROUND: We are using genetics to identify genes specifically involved in hearing regeneration. In a large-scale genetic screening, we identified mgat5a, a gene in the N-glycosylation biosynthesis pathway whose activity negatively impacts hair cell regeneration. METHODS: We used a combination of mutant analysis in zebrafish and a hair cell regeneration assay to phenotype the loss of Mgat5a activity in zebrafish. We used pharmacological inhibition of N-glycosylation by swansonine...
2016: Cell Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734462/microrna-200a-inhibits-erythroid-differentiation-by-targeting-pdcd4-and-thrb
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Yanming Li, Qian Zhang, Zhenglin Du, ZhiChao Lu, Shuge Liu, Lu Zhang, Nan Ding, Binghao Bao, Yadong Yang, Qian Xiong, Hai Wang, Zhaojun Zhang, Hongzhu Qu, Haibo Jia, Xiangdong Fang
Previous studies on erythropoiesis revealed that microRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in erythroid differentiation. Given the abundance of identified miRNAs and the limited understanding of erythroid miRNAs, additional examination is required. Here, two sets of erythroid differentiation miRNome data were analysed to screen for novel erythroid-inhibiting miRNAs. MIR200A was selected based on its pattern of downregulated expression in the miRNome datasets during induction of erythroid differentiation. Overexpression of MIR200A in K562 and TF-1 cells confirmed its inhibitory role in erythroid differentiation...
January 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649856/uncontrolled-sfk-mediated-protein-trafficking-in-prion-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Edward Málaga-Trillo, Katharina Ochs
Prions and Amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides induce synaptic damage via complex mechanisms that include the pathological alteration of intracellular signaling cascades. The host-encoded cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) acts as a high-affinity cell surface receptor for both toxic species and it can modulate the endocytic trafficking of the N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and E-cadherin adhesive complexes via Src family kinases (SFKs). Interestingly, SFK-mediated control of endocytosis is a widespread mechanism used to regulate the activity of important transmembrane proteins, including neuroreceptors for major excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters...
September 2, 2016: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477184/smad4-is-required-for-the-development-of-cardiac-and-skeletal-muscle-in-zebrafish
#19
Jie Yang, Junnai Wang, Zhen Zeng, Long Qiao, Liang Zhuang, Lijun Jiang, Juncheng Wei, Quanfu Ma, Mingfu Wu, Shuangmei Ye, Qinglei Gao, Ding Ma, Xiaoyuan Huang
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) regulates cellular functions and plays key roles in development and carcinogenesis. Smad4 is the central intracellular mediator of TGF-beta signaling and plays crucial roles in tissue regeneration, cell differentiation, embryonic development, regulation of the immune system and tumor progression. To clarify the role of smad4 in development, we examined both the pattern of smad4 expression in zebrafish embryos and the effect of smad4 suppression on embryonic development using smad4-specific antisense morpholino-oligonucleotides...
October 2016: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418134/microrna-184-promotes-differentiation-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-by-targeting-the-akt2-mtor-signaling-pathway
#20
Chao Jiang, Bing Qin, Guohua Liu, Xiantao Sun, Houxia Shi, Sijia Ding, Yuan Liu, Meidong Zhu, Xue Chen, Chen Zhao
Dedifferentiation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells is a crucial contributing factor to the pathology of retinal degenerative diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Herein, we aim to reveal the roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in RPE dedifferentiation and seek for potential therapeutic targets. Based on the microarray data, miR-184 was sorted out as the most up-regulated signature along with the differentiation from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to RPE cells, suggesting its potential promotive role in RPE differentiation...
August 9, 2016: Oncotarget
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