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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600842/hexamerization-of-geranylgeranylglyceryl-phosphate-synthase-ensures-structural-integrity-and-catalytic-activity-at-high-temperatures
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Mona Linde, Kristina Heyn, Rainer Merkl, Reinhard Sterner, Patrick Babinger
The cell membranes of all archaea contain ether lipids, and a number of archaea are hyperthermophilic. Consequently, the enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of membrane ether lipids had to adopt to these rough conditions. Interestingly, the enzyme that establishes the first ether bond in these lipids, the geranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate synthase (GGGPS), forms hexamers in many hyperthermophilic archaea, while also dimeric variants of this enzyme exist in other species. We used Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus GGGPS (mtGGGPS) as a model to elucidate the benefit of hexamerization...
March 30, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581793/neonatal-exposure-to-hyperoxia-leads-to-persistent-disturbances-in-pulmonary-histone-signatures-associated-with-nos3-and-stat3-in-a-mouse-model
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Cho-Ming Chao, Rhea van den Bruck, Samantha Lork, Janica Merkle, Laura Krampen, Patrick P Weil, Malik Aydin, Saverio Bellusci, Andreas C Jenke, Jan Postberg
Background: Early pulmonary oxygen exposure is one of the most important factors implicated in the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Methods: Here, we analyzed short- and long-term effects of neonatal hyperoxia on NOS3 and STAT3 expression and corresponding epigenetic signatures using a hyperoxia-based mouse model of BPD. Results: Early hyperoxia exposure led to a significant increase in NOS3 (median fold change × 2.37, IQR 1...
2018: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541501/investigation-of-artifacts-in-retinal-and-choroidal-oct-angiography-with-a-contrast-agent
#3
Marcel T Bernucci, Conrad W Merkle, Vivek J Srinivasan
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has recently emerged for imaging vasculature in clinical ophthalmology. Yet, OCTA images contain artifacts that remain challenging to interpret. To help explain these artifacts, we perform contrast-enhanced OCTA with a custom-designed wide-field ophthalmoscope in rats in vivo . We choose an intravascular contrast agent (Intralipid) with particles that are more isotropically scattering and more symmetrically shaped than red blood cells (RBCs). Then, by examining how OCTA artifacts change after contrast agent injection, we attribute OCTA artifacts to RBC-specific properties...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513687/generation-of-functional-cardiomyocytes-from-rat-embryonic-and-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-feeder-free-expansion-and-differentiation-in-suspension-culture
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Julia Dahlmann, George Awad, Carsten Dolny, Sönke Weinert, Karin Richter, Klaus-Dieter Fischer, Thomas Munsch, Volkmar Leßmann, Marianne Volleth, Martin Zenker, Yaoyao Chen, Claudia Merkl, Angelika Schnieke, Hassina Baraki, Ingo Kutschka, George Kensah
The possibility to generate cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells in vitro has enormous significance for basic research, disease modeling, drug development and heart repair. The concept of heart muscle reconstruction has been studied and optimized in the rat model using rat primary cardiovascular cells or xenogeneic pluripotent stem cell derived-cardiomyocytes for years. However, the lack of rat pluripotent stem cells (rPSCs) and their cardiovascular derivatives prevented the establishment of an authentic clinically relevant syngeneic or allogeneic rat heart regeneration model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491153/mechanisms-of-host-ifi16-pml-and-daxx-protein-restriction-of-herpes-simplex-virus-1-replication
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Philipp E Merkl, Megan H Orzalli, David M Knipe
The initial events after DNA virus infection involve a race between epigenetic silencing of the incoming viral DNA by host cell factors and expression of viral genes. Several host gene products, including the nuclear domain 10 (ND10) components PML (promyelocytic leukemia) and Daxx (death domain-associated protein 6), as well as IFI16 (interferon-inducible protein 16), have been shown to restrict herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) replication. Whether IFI16 and ND10 components work together or separately to restrict HSV-1 replication is not known...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439854/rapid-sensing-of-l-leucine-by-human-and-murine-hypothalamic-neurons-neurochemical-and-mechanistic-insights
#6
Nicholas Heeley, Peter Kirwan, Tamana Darwish, Marion Arnaud, Mark L Evans, Florian T Merkle, Frank Reimann, Fiona M Gribble, Clemence Blouet
OBJECTIVE: Dietary proteins are sensed by hypothalamic neurons and strongly influence multiple aspects of metabolic health, including appetite, weight gain, and adiposity. However, little is known about the mechanisms by which hypothalamic neural circuits controlling behavior and metabolism sense protein availability. The aim of this study is to characterize how neurons from the mediobasal hypothalamus respond to a signal of protein availability: the amino acid l-leucine. METHODS: We used primary cultures of post-weaning murine mediobasal hypothalamic neurons, hypothalamic neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells, and calcium imaging to characterize rapid neuronal responses to physiological changes in extracellular l-Leucine concentration...
April 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328237/visible-light-optical-coherence-microscopy-of-the-brain-with-isotropic-femtoliter-resolution-in-vivo
#7
Conrad William Merkle, Shau Poh Chong, Aaron Michael Kho, Jun Zhu, Alfredo Dubra, Vivek Jay Srinivasan
Most flying-spot optical coherence tomography and optical coherence microscopy (OCM) systems use a symmetric confocal geometry, where the detection path retraces the illumination path starting from and ending with the spatial mode of a single-mode optical fiber. Here we describe a visible light OCM instrument that breaks this symmetry to improve transverse resolution without sacrificing collection efficiency in scattering tissue. This was achieved by overfilling a water immersion objective on the illumination path while maintaining a conventional Gaussian mode detection path (1/e2 intensity diameter ∼0...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064566/generation-and-characterization-of-functional-human-hypothalamic-neurons
#8
Peter Kirwan, Magdalena Jura, Florian T Merkle
Neurons in the hypothalamus orchestrate homeostatic physiological processes and behaviors essential for life. Defects in the function of hypothalamic neurons cause a spectrum of human diseases, including obesity, infertility, growth defects, sleep disorders, social disorders, and stress disorders. These diseases have been studied in animal models such as mice, but the rarity and relative inaccessibility of mouse hypothalamic neurons and species-specific differences between mice and humans highlight the need for human cellular models of hypothalamic diseases...
October 24, 2017: Current Protocols in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923934/evolutionary-diversification-of-protein-protein-interactions-by-interface-add-ons
#9
Maximilian G Plach, Florian Semmelmann, Florian Busch, Markus Busch, Leonhard Heizinger, Vicki H Wysocki, Rainer Merkl, Reinhard Sterner
Cells contain a multitude of protein complexes whose subunits interact with high specificity. However, the number of different protein folds and interface geometries found in nature is limited. This raises the question of how protein-protein interaction specificity is achieved on the structural level and how the formation of nonphysiological complexes is avoided. Here, we describe structural elements called interface add-ons that fulfill this function and elucidate their role for the diversification of protein-protein interactions during evolution...
October 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671821/the-t-cell-receptor-can-bind-to-the-peptide-bound-major-histocompatibility-complex-and-uncomplexed-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-through-distinct-binding-sites
#10
Patrick S Merkle, Melita Irving, Song Hongjian, Mathias Ferber, Thomas J D Jørgensen, Kirsten Scholten, Immanuel Luescher, George Coukos, Vincent Zoete, Michel A Cuendet, Olivier Michielin, Kasper D Rand
T-Cell receptor (TCR)-mediated recognition of the peptide-bound major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) initiates an adaptive immune response against antigen-presenting target cells. The recognition events take place at the TCR-pMHC interface, and their effects on TCR conformation and dynamics are controversial. Here, we have measured the time-resolved hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX) of a soluble TCR in the presence and absence of its cognate pMHC by mass spectrometry to delineate the impact of pMHC binding on solution-phase structural dynamics in the TCR...
August 1, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614804/in-vivo-kinetics-and-nonradioactive-imaging-of-rapidly-proliferating-cells-in-graft-versus-host-disease
#11
Nataliya P Buxbaum, Donald E Farthing, Natella Maglakelidze, Martin Lizak, Hellmut Merkle, Andrea C Carpenter, Brittany U Oliver, Veena Kapoor, Ehydel Castro, Gregory A Swan, Liliane M Dos Santos, Nicolas J Bouladoux, Catherine V Bare, Francis A Flomerfelt, Michael A Eckhaus, William G Telford, Yasmine Belkaid, Remy J Bosselut, Ronald E Gress
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) offers a cure for cancers that are refractory to chemotherapy and radiation. Most HSCT recipients develop chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), a systemic alloimmune attack on host organs. Diagnosis is based on clinical signs and symptoms, as biopsies are risky. T cells are central to the biology of cGVHD. We found that a low Treg/CD4+ T effector memory (Tem) ratio in circulation, lymphoid, and target organs identified early and established mouse cGVHD. Using deuterated water labeling to measure multicompartment in vivo kinetics of these subsets, we show robust Tem and Treg proliferation in lymphoid and target organs, while Tregs undergo apoptosis in target organs...
June 15, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459440/thiolutin-is-a-zinc-chelator-that-inhibits-the-rpn11-and-other-jamm-metalloproteases
#12
Linda Lauinger, Jing Li, Anton Shostak, Ibrahim Avi Cemel, Nati Ha, Yaru Zhang, Philipp E Merkl, Simon Obermeyer, Nicolas Stankovic-Valentin, Tobias Schafmeier, Walter J Wever, Albert A Bowers, Kyle P Carter, Amy E Palmer, Herbert Tschochner, Frauke Melchior, Raymond J Deshaies, Michael Brunner, Axel Diernfellner
Thiolutin is a disulfide-containing antibiotic and anti-angiogenic compound produced by Streptomyces. Its biological targets are not known. We show that reduced thiolutin is a zinc chelator that inhibits the JAB1/MPN/Mov34 (JAMM) domain-containing metalloprotease Rpn11, a deubiquitinating enzyme of the 19S proteasome. Thiolutin also inhibits the JAMM metalloproteases Csn5, the deneddylase of the COP9 signalosome; AMSH, which regulates ubiquitin-dependent sorting of cell-surface receptors; and BRCC36, a K63-specific deubiquitinase of the BRCC36-containing isopeptidase complex and the BRCA1-BRCA2-containing complex...
July 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445466/human-pluripotent-stem-cells-recurrently-acquire-and-expand-dominant-negative-p53-mutations
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Florian T Merkle, Sulagna Ghosh, Nolan Kamitaki, Jana Mitchell, Yishai Avior, Curtis Mello, Seva Kashin, Shila Mekhoubad, Dusko Ilic, Maura Charlton, Genevieve Saphier, Robert E Handsaker, Giulio Genovese, Shiran Bar, Nissim Benvenisty, Steven A McCarroll, Kevin Eggan
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPS cells) can self-renew indefinitely, making them an attractive source for regenerative therapies. This expansion potential has been linked with the acquisition of large copy number variants that provide mutated cells with a growth advantage in culture. The nature, extent and functional effects of other acquired genome sequence mutations in cultured hPS cells are not known. Here we sequence the protein-coding genes (exomes) of 140 independent human embryonic stem cell (hES cell) lines, including 26 lines prepared for potential clinical use...
May 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442771/double-stranded-dna-induces-a-prothrombotic-phenotype-in-the-vascular-endothelium
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Erik Gaitzsch, Thomas Czermak, Andrea Ribeiro, Yvonn Heun, Monica Bohmer, Monika Merkle, Hanna Mannell, Christian Schulz, Markus Wörnle, Joachim Pircher
Double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) constitutes a potent activator of innate immunity, given its ability to bind intracellular pattern recognition receptors during viral infections or sterile tissue damage. While effects of dsDNA in immune cells have been extensively studied, dsDNA signalling and its pathophysiological implications in non-immune cells, such as the vascular endothelium, remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to characterize prothrombotic effects of dsDNA in vascular endothelial cells. Transfection of cultured human endothelial cells with the synthetic dsDNA poly(dA:dT) induced upregulation of the prothrombotic molecules tissue factor and PAI-1, resulting in accelerated blood clotting in vitro, which was partly dependent on RIG-I signalling...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088176/ttca-an-r-package-for-the-identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-time-course-microarray-data
#15
Marco Albrecht, Damian Stichel, Benedikt Müller, Ruth Merkle, Carsten Sticht, Norbert Gretz, Ursula Klingmüller, Kai Breuhahn, Franziska Matthäus
BACKGROUND: The analysis of microarray time series promises a deeper insight into the dynamics of the cellular response following stimulation. A common observation in this type of data is that some genes respond with quick, transient dynamics, while other genes change their expression slowly over time. The existing methods for detecting significant expression dynamics often fail when the expression dynamics show a large heterogeneity. Moreover, these methods often cannot cope with irregular and sparse measurements...
January 14, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004241/the-arabidopsis-tho-trex-component-tex1-functionally-interacts-with-mos11-and-modulates-mrna-export-and-alternative-splicing-events
#16
Brian B Sørensen, Hans F Ehrnsberger, Silvia Esposito, Alexander Pfab, Astrid Bruckmann, Judith Hauptmann, Gunter Meister, Rainer Merkl, Thomas Schubert, Gernot Längst, Michael Melzer, Marion Grasser, Klaus D Grasser
We identify proteins that associate with the THO core complex, and show that the TEX1 and MOS11 components functionally interact, affecting mRNA export and splicing as well as plant development. TREX (TRanscription-EXport) is a multiprotein complex that plays a central role in the coordination of synthesis, processing and nuclear export of mRNAs. Using targeted proteomics, we identified proteins that associate with the THO core complex of Arabidopsis TREX. In addition to the RNA helicase UAP56 and the mRNA export factors ALY2-4 and MOS11 we detected interactions with the mRNA export complex TREX-2 and multiple spliceosomal components...
February 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871100/biomechanical-response-of-military-booted-and-unbooted-foot-ankle-tibia-from-vertical-loading
#17
Frank A Pintar, Michael B Schlick, Narayan Yoganandan, Liming Voo, Andrew C Merkle, Michael Kleinberger
A new anthropomorphic test device (ATD) is being developed by the US Army to be responsive to vertical loading during a vehicle underbody blast event. To obtain design parameters for the new ATD, a series of non-injurious tests were conducted to derive biofidelity response corridors for the foot-ankle complex under vertical loading. Isolated post mortem human surrogate (PMHS) lower leg specimens were tested with and without military boot and in different initial foot-ankle positions. Instrumentation included a six-axis load cell at the proximal end, three-axis accelerometers at proximal and distal tibia, and calcaneus, and strain gages...
November 2016: Stapp Car Crash Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863662/surface-assembled-poly-i-c-on-pegylated-plga-microspheres-as-vaccine-adjuvant-apc-activation-and-bystander-cell-stimulation
#18
Annina M Hafner, Blaise Corthésy, Marcus Textor, Hans P Merkle
Biodegradable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres are potential vehicles to deliver antigens for vaccination. Because they lack the full capacity to activate professional antigen presenting cells (APCs), combination with an immunostimulatory adjuvant may be considered. A candidate is the synthetic TLR3 ligand polyriboinosinic acid-polyribocytidylic acid, poly(I:C), which drives cell-mediated immunity. However, poly(I:C) has also been linked to the pathogenesis of autoimmunity, as affected by widespread stimulation of non-hematopoietic bystander cells...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806710/gene-silencing-pathways-found-in-the-green-alga-volvox-carteri-reveal-insights-into-evolution-and-origins-of-small-rna-systems-in-plants
#19
Anne Dueck, Maurits Evers, Stefan R Henz, Katharina Unger, Norbert Eichner, Rainer Merkl, Eugene Berezikov, Julia C Engelmann, Detlef Weigel, Stephan Wenzl, Gunter Meister
BACKGROUND: Volvox carteri (V. carteri) is a multicellular green alga used as model system for the evolution of multicellularity. So far, the contribution of small RNA pathways to these phenomena is not understood. Thus, we have sequenced V. carteri Argonaute 3 (VcAGO3)-associated small RNAs from different developmental stages. RESULTS: Using this functional approach, we define the Volvox microRNA (miRNA) repertoire and show that miRNAs are not conserved in the closely related unicellular alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii...
November 2, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692847/molecular-complexity-of-taxane-induced-cytotoxicity-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#20
Josef Mang, Konstanze Merkle, Martina Heller, Julia Schüler, Yanis Tolstov, Jielin Li, Markus Hohenfellner, Stefan Duensing
BACKGROUND: Taxanes are routinely used to treat men with advanced prostate cancer, yet their molecular mode of action is poorly characterized. Taxanes stabilize microtubules and may hence interfere with a plethora of cellular processes, most notably mitosis. However, prostate cancer is typically a slowly growing tumor suggesting that additional processes play a role in the response to taxanes. METHODS: Here, we analyzed the potential effect of taxanes on microtubuli-dependent intracellular transport and signaling processes, specifically, nuclear translocation of the androgen receptor and modulation of the RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK signaling cascade...
January 2017: Urologic Oncology
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