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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531371/wing-1-of-protein-hop2-is-as-important-as-helix-3-in-dna-binding-by-md-simulation
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Hem Moktan, Donghua H Zhou
The repair of programmed DNA double-strand breaks through recombination is required for proper association and disjunction of the meiotic homologous chromosomes. Meiosis specific protein HOP2 plays essential roles in recombination by promoting recombinase activities. The N-terminal domain of HOP2 interacts with DNA through helix 3 (H3) and wing 1 (W1). Mutations in wing 1 (Y65A/K67A/Q68A) slightly weakened the binding but mutations in helices 2 and 3 (Q30A/K44A/K49A) nearly abolished the binding. To better understand such differential effects at atomic level, molecular dynamics simulations were employed...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529734/differential-regulation-of-mouse-and-human-mu-opioid-receptor-gene-depends-on-the-single-stranded-dna-structure-of-its-promoter-and-%C3%AE-complex-protein-1
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Dong-Sun Lee, Ping-Yee Law, Wei Ln, Horace H Loh, Kyu Young Song, Hack Sun Choi
The Mu opioid receptor (MOR) mediates various functions of opioid-induced analgesia, euphoria and respiratory depression, and is a major target of opioid analgesics. Understanding of MOR gene expression among species is important for understanding its analgesic function in humans. In the current study, the polypyrimidine/polypurine (PPy/u) region, a key element of MOR gene expression, was compared in humans and mice. The mouse PPy/u element is highly homologous to its human element (84%), and the mouse MOR (mMOR) reporter drives luciferase activity 35-fold more effectively than the human MOR (hMOR) reporter...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528707/molecular-transcriptional-and-functional-insights-into-duplicated-goose-type-lysozymes-from-sebastes-schlegelii-and-their-potential-immunological-role
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Jehanathan Nilojan, S D N K Bathige, Roopasingam Kugapreethan, W S Thulasitha, Bo-Hye Nam, Jehee Lee
Black rockfish (Sebastes schlegelii), an important aquaculture species in Korea, has been affected by bacterial diseases leading to a drastic decline in production. Goose-type lysozyme (LysG) is a key enzyme of the innate immune system to eradicate bacterial infections. In this study, two isoforms of LysG from black rockfish, designated as RfLysG1 and RfLysG2, have been identified and characterized at the molecular, transcriptional, and functional levels. The deduced amino acid sequences had the LysG family characteristics and exhibited conserved properties, including active residues and domains...
May 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526442/comparative-study-of-interleukin-17c-il-17c-and-il-17d-in-large-yellow-croaker-larimichthys-crocea-reveals-their-similar-but-differential-functional-activity
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Yang Ding, Jingqun Ao, Xinhua Chen
Interleukin 17 (IL-17) family members are key players in regulating the immune response in mammals. Here, we identified the IL-17C and IL-17D homologs from large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea), named LcIL-17C and LcIL-17D, respectively. The deduced LcIL-17C and LcIL-17D proteins possessed the typical IL-17 domain and shared a conserved arrangement of eight cysteine residues. Both LcIL-17C and LcIL-17Dc genes were constitutively expressed in all tissues examined, although at different levels. After challenge with Aeromonas hydrophila, the expression of LcIL-17C and LcIL-17D was significantly increased in gills, head kidney, and spleen...
May 16, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526337/construction-of-lactococcus-lactis-expressing-secreted-and-anchored-eimeria-tenella-3-1e-protein-and-comparison-of-protective-immunity-against-homologous-challenge
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Chunli Ma, Lili Zhang, Mingyang Gao, Dexing Ma
Two novel plasmids pTX8048-SP-Δ3-1E and pTX8048-SP-NAΔ3-1E-CWA were constructed. The plasmids were respectively electrotransformed into L. lactis NZ9000 to generate strain of L. lactis/pTX8048-SP-Δ3-1E in which 3-1E protein was expressed in secretion, and L. lactis/pTX8048-SP-NAΔ3-1E-CWA on which 3-1E protein was covalently anchored to the surface of bacteria cells. The expression of target proteins were examined by Western blot. The live lactococci expressing secreted 3-1E protein, anchored 3-1E protein, and cytoplasmic 3-1E protein was administered orally to chickens respectively, and the protective immunity and efficacy were compared by animal experiment...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525954/construction-of-various-%C3%AE-34-5-deleted-fluorescent-expressing-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-type-1-ohsv-for-generation-and-isolation-of-hsv-based-vectors
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Shahriyar Abdoli, Farzin Roohvand, Ladan Teimoori-Toolabi, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Mina Bahrololoumi, Kayhan Azadmanesh
Background: Oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV)-based vectors lacking γ34.5 gene, are considered as ideal templates to construct efficient vectors for (targeted) cancer gene therapy. Herein, we reported the construction of three single/dually-flourescence labeled and γ34.5-deleted, recombinant HSV-1 vectors for rapid generation and easy selection/isolation of different HSV-Based vectors. Methods: Generation of recombinant viruses was performed with conventional homologous recombination methods using green fluorescent protein (GFP) and BleCherry harboring shuttle vectors...
July 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525653/predicted-philogeny-secondary-conformational-structure-and-epitope-antigenicity-of-immunological-sequences-in-poultry
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L J Lara, A P Peconick, É J Fassani, A M P Júnior, P R B Chalfun, D L Raymundo, T A Barçante, J M de P Barçante
Poultry production is faced with different types of stresses that are responsible for issues of animal welfare as well as for economic losses. Moreover, the immunity decreases when animals are stressed. In silico analyses are important in reducing the cost and in increasing the accuracy of scientific results. A bioinformatics tool was used to perform ontology studies on 15 different immunological sequences of poultry. The mRNA structures and sequences with maximum antigenic residues were also predicted. No homology was found between the sequences of poultry and mammals...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524166/homology-mediated-end-joining-based-targeted-integration-using-crispr-cas9
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Xuan Yao, Xing Wang, Xinde Hu, Zhen Liu, Junlai Liu, Haibo Zhou, Xiaowen Shen, Yu Wei, Zijian Huang, Wenqin Ying, Yan Wang, Yan-Hong Nie, Chen-Chen Zhang, Sanlan Li, Leping Cheng, Qifang Wang, Yan Wu, Pengyu Huang, Qiang Sun, Linyu Shi, Hui Yang
Targeted integration of transgenes can be achieved by strategies based on homologous recombination (HR), microhomology-mediated end joining (MMEJ) or non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). The more generally used HR is inefficient for achieving gene integration in animal embryos and tissues, because it occurs only during cell division, although MMEJ and NHEJ can elevate the efficiency in some systems. Here we devise a homology-mediated end joining (HMEJ)-based strategy, using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated cleavage of both transgene donor vector that contains guide RNA target sites and ∼800 bp of homology arms, and the targeted genome...
May 19, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522548/a-multi-purpose-toolkit-to-enable-advanced-genome-engineering-in-plants
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Tomas Cermak, Shaun J Curtin, Javier Gil-Humanes, Radim Čegan, Thomas J Y Kono, Eva Konečná, Joseph J Belanto, Colby G Starker, Jade W Mathre, Rebecca L Greenstein, Daniel F Voytas
We report a comprehensive toolkit that enables targeted, specific modification of monocot and dicot genomes using a variety of genome engineering approaches. Our reagents, based on TALENs and the CRISPR/Cas9 system, are systematized for fast, modular cloning and accommodate diverse regulatory sequences to drive reagent expression. Vectors are optimized to create either single or multiple gene knockouts and large chromosomal deletions. Moreover, integration of geminivirus-based vectors enables precise gene editing through homologous recombination...
May 18, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521962/the-functional-roles-of-pml-nuclear-bodies-in-genome-maintenance
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Hae Ryung Chang, Anudari Munkhjargal, Myung-Jin Kim, Seon Young Park, Eunyoung Jung, Jae-Ha Ryu, Young Yang, Jong-Seok Lim, Yonghwan Kim
In the nucleus, there are several membraneless structures called nuclear bodies. Among them, promyelocytic leukemia nuclear bodies (PML-NBs) are involved in multiple genome maintenance pathways including the DNA damage response, DNA repair, telomere homeostasis, and p53-associated apoptosis. In response to DNA damage, PML-NBs are coalesced and divided by a fission mechanism, thus increasing their number. PML-NBs also play a role in repairing DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by homologous recombination (HR). Clinically, the dominant negative PML-RARα fusion protein expressed in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) inhibits the transactivation of downstream factors and disrupts PML function, revealing the tumor suppressor role of PML-NBs...
May 5, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521363/a-cisplatin-derivative-tetra-pt-bpy-as-an-oncotherapeutic-agent-for-targeting-alt-cancer
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Xiao-Hui Zheng, Xin Nie, Yiming Fang, Zepeng Zhang, Yingnan Xiao, Zongwan Mao, Haiying Liu, Jian Ren, Feng Wang, Lixin Xia, Junjiu Huang, Yong Zhao
Background: In approximately 15% of human cancers, telomere length is maintained independently of telomerase by the homologous recombination (HR)-mediated alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway. Whether the ALT pathway can be exploited for therapeutic treatment remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to develop oncotherapeutic agent to target ALT cancers. Methods: Surface plasmon resonance assay, antibody to G-quadruplex, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were used to discover Tetra-Pt(bpy), a cisplatin derivative that specifically targets telomeric G-quadruplex...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521214/def1-and-dst1-play-distinct-roles-in-repair-of-ap-lesions-in-highly-transcribed-genomic-regions
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Norah Owiti, Christopher Lopez, Shivani Singh, Andrei Stephenson, Nayun Kim
Abasic or AP sites generated by spontaneous DNA damage accumulate at a higher rate in actively transcribed regions of the genome in S. cerevisiae and are primarily repaired by base excision repair (BER) pathway. We have demonstrated that transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway can functionally replace BER to repair those AP sites located on the transcribed strand much like the strand specific repair of UV-induced pyrimidine dimers. Previous reports indicate that Rad26, a yeast homolog of transcription-repair coupling factor CSB, partly mediates strand-specific repair of UV-dimers as well as AP lesions...
May 10, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515316/dna-damage-induced-degradation-of-exo1-limits-dna-end-resection-to-ensure-accurate-dna-repair
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Nozomi Tomimatsu, Bipasha Mukherjee, Janelle Louise Harris, Francesca Ludovica Boffo, Molly Hardebeck, Patrick Ryan Potts, Kum Kum Khanna, Sandeep Burma
End resection of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) to generate 3'-single-stranded DNA facilitates DSB repair via error-free homologous recombination (HR) while stymieing repair by the error-prone non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Activation of DNA end resection involves phosphorylation of the 5' to 3' exonuclease EXO1 by the phosphoinositide 3-kinase-like kinases ATM and ATR, and by the cyclin-dependent kinases 1 and 2. After activation, EXO1 must also be restrained in order to prevent over-resection which is known to hamper optimal HR and trigger global genomic instability...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514650/the-ino80-complex-removes-h2a-z-to-promote-presynaptic-filament-formation-during-homologous-recombination
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Claudio A Lademann, Jörg Renkawitz, Boris Pfander, Stefan Jentsch
The INO80 complex (INO80-C) is an evolutionarily conserved nucleosome remodeler that acts in transcription, replication, and genome stability. It is required for resistance against genotoxic agents and is involved in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by homologous recombination (HR). However, the causes of the HR defect in INO80-C mutant cells are controversial. Here, we unite previous findings using a system to study HR with high spatial resolution in budding yeast. We find that INO80-C has at least two distinct functions during HR-DNA end resection and presynaptic filament formation...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513583/the-cohesin-like-recn-protein-stimulates-reca-mediated-recombinational-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks
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Lee A Uranga, Emigdio D Reyes, Praveen L Patidar, Lindsay N Redman, Shelley L Lusetti
RecN is a cohesin-like protein involved in DNA double-strand break repair in bacteria. The RecA recombinase functions to mediate repair via homologous DNA strand invasion to form D-loops. Here we provide evidence that the RecN protein stimulates the DNA strand invasion step of RecA-mediated recombinational DNA repair. The intermolecular DNA tethering activity of RecN protein described previously cannot fully explain this novel activity since stimulation of RecA function is species-specific and requires RecN ATP hydrolysis...
May 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513431/dissection-of-zebrafish-shha-function-using-site-specific-targeting-with-a-cre-dependent-genetic-switch
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Kotaro Sugimoto, Subhra P Hui, Delicia Z Sheng, Kazu Kikuchi
Despite the extensive use of zebrafish as a model organism in developmental biology and regeneration research, genetic techniques enabling conditional analysis of gene function are limited. In this study, we generated Zwitch, a Cre-dependent invertible gene-trap cassette, enabling the establishment of conditional alleles in zebrafish by generating intronic insertions via in vivo homologous recombination. To demonstrate the utility of Zwitch, we generated a conditional sonic hedgehog a (shha) allele. Homozygous shha mutants developed normally; however, shha mutant embryos globally expressing Cre exhibited strong reductions in endogenous shha and shha target gene mRNA levels and developmental defects associated with null shha mutations...
May 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512217/loss-of-the-homologous-recombination-gene-rad51-leads-to-fanconi-anemia-like-symptoms-in-zebrafish
#17
Jan Gregor Botthof, Ewa Bielczyk-Maczyńska, Lauren Ferreira, Ana Cvejic
RAD51 is an indispensable homologous recombination protein, necessary for strand invasion and crossing over. It has recently been designated as a Fanconi anemia (FA) gene, following the discovery of two patients carrying dominant-negative mutations. FA is a hereditary DNA-repair disorder characterized by various congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure, and cancer predisposition. In this report, we describe a viable vertebrate model of RAD51 loss. Zebrafish rad51 loss-of-function mutants developed key features of FA, including hypocellular kidney marrow, sensitivity to cross-linking agents, and decreased size...
May 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511724/production-of-a-recombinant-swollenin-from-trichoderma-harzianum-in-escherichia-coli-and-its-potential-synergistic-role-in-biomass-degradation
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Clelton A Santos, Jaire A Ferreira-Filho, Anthonia O'Donovan, Vijai K Gupta, Maria G Tuohy, Anete P Souza
BACKGROUND: Fungal swollenins (SWOs) constitute a class of accessory proteins that are homologous to canonical plant expansins. Expansins and expansin-related proteins are well known for acting in the deagglomeration of cellulose structure by loosening macrofibrils. Consequently, SWOs can increase the accessibility and efficiency of the other enzymes involved in the saccharification of cellulosic substrates. Thus, SWOs are promising targets for improving the hydrolysis of plant biomass and for use as an additive to enhance the efficiency of an enzyme cocktail designed for the production of biofuels...
May 16, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511701/easi-crispr-a-robust-method-for-one-step-generation-of-mice-carrying-conditional-and-insertion-alleles-using-long-ssdna-donors-and-crispr-ribonucleoproteins
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Rolen M Quadros, Hiromi Miura, Donald W Harms, Hisako Akatsuka, Takehito Sato, Tomomi Aida, Ronald Redder, Guy P Richardson, Yutaka Inagaki, Daisuke Sakai, Shannon M Buckley, Parthasarathy Seshacharyulu, Surinder K Batra, Mark A Behlke, Sarah A Zeiner, Ashley M Jacobi, Yayoi Izu, Wallace B Thoreson, Lisa D Urness, Suzanne L Mansour, Masato Ohtsuka, Channabasavaiah B Gurumurthy
BACKGROUND: Conditional knockout mice and transgenic mice expressing recombinases, reporters, and inducible transcriptional activators are key for many genetic studies and comprise over 90% of mouse models created. Conditional knockout mice are generated using labor-intensive methods of homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells and are available for only ~25% of all mouse genes. Transgenic mice generated by random genomic insertion approaches pose problems of unreliable expression, and thus there is a need for targeted-insertion models...
May 17, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511681/chromosome-engineering-of-escherichia-coli-for-constitutive-production-of-salvianic-acid-a
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Liang Zhou, Qi Ding, Guo-Zhen Jiang, Zhen-Ning Liu, Hai-Yan Wang, Guang-Rong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Salvianic acid A (SAA), a valuable natural product from herbal plant Salvia miltiorrhiza, exhibits excellent antioxidant activities on food industries and efficacious therapeutic potential on cardiovascular diseases. Recently, production of SAA in engineered Escherichia coli was established via the artificial biosynthetic pathway of SAA on the multiple plasmids in our previous work. However, the plasmid-mediated system required to supplement expensive inducers and antibiotics during the fermentation process, restricting scale-up production of SAA...
May 16, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
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