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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534931/leucine-rich-glioma-inactivated-3-integrative-analyses-support-its-role-in-the-cytokine-network
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Hyun A Kim, Nyoun Soo Kwon, Kwang Jin Baek, Dong-Seok Kim, Hye-Young Yun
Leucine-rich glioma inactivated (LGI)3 is a secreted protein member of LGI family. We previously repo-rted that LGI3 was upregulated in adipose tissues from obese mice and suppressed adipogenesis through its receptor, a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 23 (ADAM23). We demonstrated that LGI3 regulated tumor necrosis factor-α and adiponectin, and proposed that LGI3 may be a pro-inflammatory adipokine involved in adipose tissue inflammation. In this study, we analyzed adipokine and cytokine profiles in LGI3 knockout mice and demonstrated that multiple factors were increased or decreased in the adipose tissues and plasma of the LGI3 knockout mice...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533900/control-of-gene-expression-through-the-nonsense-mediated-rna-decay-pathway
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REVIEW
Andrew Nickless, Julie M Bailis, Zhongsheng You
Nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) was originally discovered as a cellular surveillance pathway that safeguards the quality of mRNA transcripts in eukaryotic cells. In its canonical function, NMD prevents translation of mutant mRNAs harboring premature termination codons (PTCs) by targeting them for degradation. However, recent studies have shown that NMD has a much broader role in gene expression by regulating the stability of many normal transcripts. In this review, we discuss the function of NMD in normal physiological processes, its dynamic regulation by developmental and environmental cues, and its association with human disease...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533364/changes-in-conformational-equilibria-regulate-the-activity-of-the-dcp2-decapping-enzyme
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Jan Philip Wurm, Iris Holdermann, Jan H Overbeck, Philipp H O Mayer, Remco Sprangers
Crystal structures of enzymes are indispensable to understanding their mechanisms on a molecular level. It, however, remains challenging to determine which structures are adopted in solution, especially for dynamic complexes. Here, we study the bilobed decapping enzyme Dcp2 that removes the 5' cap structure from eukaryotic mRNA and thereby efficiently terminates gene expression. The numerous Dcp2 structures can be grouped into six states where the domain orientation between the catalytic and regulatory domains significantly differs...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529980/the-evolutionary-origin-of-plant-and-animal-micrornas
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Yehu Moran, Maayan Agron, Daniela Praher, Ulrich Technau
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a unique class of short endogenous RNAs that became known in the last few decades as major players in gene regulation at the post-transcriptional level. Their regulatory roles make miRNAs crucial for normal development and physiology in several distinct groups of eukaryotes including plants and animals. The common notion in the field is that miRNAs have evolved independently in those distinct lineages, but recent evidence from non-bilaterian metazoans, plants, as well as various algae raise the possibility that already the last common ancestor of these lineages might have employed a miRNA pathway for post-transcriptional regulation...
February 21, 2017: Nat Ecol Evol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525572/crosstalk-between-vertical-and-horizontal-gene-transfer-plasmid-replication-control-by-a-conjugative-relaxase
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Fabián Lorenzo-Díaz, Cris Fernández-López, Rudi Lurz, Alicia Bravo, Manuel Espinosa
Horizontal gene transfer is a key process in the evolution of bacteria and also represents a source of genetic variation in eukaryotes. Among elements participating in gene transfer, thousands of small (<10 kb) mobile bacterial plasmids that replicate by the rolling circle mechanism represent a driving force in the spread of antibiotic resistances. In general, these plasmids are built as genetic modules that encode a replicase, an antibiotic-resistance determinant, and a relaxase that participates in their conjugative mobilization...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523015/transcription-factors-in-fungi-tfome-dynamics-three-major-families-and-dual-specificity-tfs
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Ekaterina Shelest
Transcription factors (TFs) are essential regulators of gene expression in a cell; the entire repertoire of TFs (TFome) of a species reflects its regulatory potential and the evolutionary history of the regulatory mechanisms. In this work, I give an overview of fungal TFs, analyze TFome dynamics, and discuss TF families and types of particular interest. Whole-genome annotation of TFs in more than 200 fungal species revealed ~80 families of TFs that are typically found in fungi. Almost half of the considered genomes belonged to basidiomycetes and zygomycetes, which have been underrepresented in earlier annotations due to dearth of sequenced genomes...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522800/single-cell-single-mrna-analysis-of-ccnb1-promoter-regulation
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Nidhi Vishnoi, Jie Yao
Promoter activation drives gene transcriptional output. Here we report generating site-specifically integrated single-copy promoter transgenes and measuring their expression to indicate promoter activities at single-mRNA level. mRNA counts, Pol II density and Pol II firing rates of the Ccnb1 promoter transgene resembled those of the native Ccnb1 gene both among asynchronous cells and during the cell cycle. We observed distinct activation states of the Ccnb1 promoter among G1 and G2/M cells, suggesting cell cycle-independent origin of cell-to-cell variation in Ccnb1 promoter activation...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520898/pyrenoid-loss-impairs-carbon-concentrating-mechanism-induction-and-alters-primary-metabolism-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Madeline C Mitchell, Gergana Metodieva, Metodi V Metodiev, Howard Griffiths, Moritz T Meyer
Carbon-concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) enable efficient photosynthesis and growth in CO2-limiting environments, and in eukaryotic microalgae localisation of Rubisco to a microcompartment called the pyrenoid is key. In the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Rubisco preferentially relocalises to the pyrenoid during CCM induction and pyrenoid-less mutants lack a functioning CCM and grow very poorly at low CO2. The aim of this study was to investigate the CO2 response of pyrenoid-positive (pyr+) and pyrenoid-negative (pyr-) mutant strains to determine the effect of pyrenoid absence on CCM induction and gene expression...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520713/combining-inferred-regulatory-and-reconstructed-metabolic-networks-enhances-phenotype-prediction-in-yeast
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Zhuo Wang, Samuel A Danziger, Benjamin D Heavner, Shuyi Ma, Jennifer J Smith, Song Li, Thurston Herricks, Evangelos Simeonidis, Nitin S Baliga, John D Aitchison, Nathan D Price
Gene regulatory and metabolic network models have been used successfully in many organisms, but inherent differences between them make networks difficult to integrate. Probabilistic Regulation Of Metabolism (PROM) provides a partial solution, but it does not incorporate network inference and underperforms in eukaryotes. We present an Integrated Deduced And Metabolism (IDREAM) method that combines statistically inferred Environment and Gene Regulatory Influence Network (EGRIN) models with the PROM framework to create enhanced metabolic-regulatory network models...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518098/engineering-artificial-factors-to-specifically-manipulate-alternative-splicing-in-human-cells
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Huan-Huan Wei, Yuanlong Liu, Yang Wang, Qianyun Lu, Xuerong Yang, Jiefu Li, Zefeng Wang
The processing of most eukaryotic RNAs is mediated by RNA Binding Proteins (RBPs) with modular configurations, including an RNA recognition module, which specifically binds the pre-mRNA target and an effector domain. Previously, we have taken advantage of the unique RNA binding mode of the PUF domain in human Pumilio 1 to generate a programmable RNA binding scaffold, which was used to engineer various artificial RBPs to manipulate RNA metabolism. Here, a detailed protocol is described to construct Engineered Splicing Factors (ESFs) that are specifically designed to modulate the alternative splicing of target genes...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516123/polysome-fractionation-to-analyze-mrna-distribution-profiles
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Amaresh C Panda, Jennifer L Martindale, Myriam Gorospe
Eukaryotic cells adapt to changes in external or internal signals by precisely modulating the expression of specific gene products. The expression of protein-coding genes is controlled at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. Among the latter steps, the regulation of translation is particularly important in cellular processes that require rapid changes in protein expression patterns. The translational efficiency of mRNAs is altered by RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and noncoding (nc)RNAs such as microRNAs (Panda et al...
February 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510447/synthesis-of-a-highly-azide-reactive-and-thermosensitive-biofunctional-reagent-for-efficient-enrichment-and-large-scale-identification-of-o-glcnac-proteins-by-mass-spectrometry
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Wanjun Zhang, Tong Liu, Hangyan Dong, Haihong Bai, Fang Tian, Zhaomei Shi, Mingli Chen, Jianhua Wang, Weijie Qin, Xiaohong Qian
O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) is a ubiquitous post-translational modification of proteins in eukaryotic cells. Despite their low abundance, O-GlcNAc-modified proteins play many important roles in regulating gene expression, signal transduction, and cell cycle. Aberrant O-GlcNAc proteins are correlated with many major human diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and cancer. Because of the extremely low stoichiometry of O-GlcNAc proteins, enrichment is required before mass spectrometry analysis for large-scale identification and in-depth understanding of their cellular function...
May 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508373/an-advanced-omic-approach-to-identify-co-regulated-clusters-and-transcription-regulation-network-with-agct-and-shoe-methods
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Natalia Polouliakh, Richard Nock
To obtain the global picture of genetic machinery for massive high-throughput gene expression data, novel data-driven unsupervised learning approaches are becoming essentially important. For this purpose, basic analytic workflow has been established and should include two steps: first, unsupervised clustering to identify genes with similar behavior upon exposure to a signal, and second, identification of transcription factors regulating those genes. In this chapter, we will describe an advanced tool that can be used for analyzing and characterizing large-scale time-series gene expression composed of a two-step approach...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507282/p53-suppresses-ribonucleotide-reductase-via-inhibiting-mtorc1
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Zhengfu He, Xing Hu, Weijin Liu, Adrienne Dorrance, Ramiro Garzon, Peter J Houghton, Changxian Shen
Balanced deoxyribonucleotides pools are essential for cell survival and genome stability. Ribonucleotide reductase is the rate-limiting enzyme for the production of deoxyribonucleotides. We report here that p53 suppresses ribonucleotide reductase subunit 1 (RRM1) and 2 (RRM2) via inhibiting mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). In vitro, cancer cell lines and mouse embryonic fibroblast cells were treated with different concentrations of pharmacological inhibitors for different times. In vivo, rhabdomyosarcoma Rh30 cell tumor-bearing mice were treated with rapamycin or AZD8055...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507097/gene-duplication-and-neo-functionalization-in-the-evolutionary-and-functional-divergence-of-metazoan-copper-transporters-ctr1-and-ctr2
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Brandon L Logeman, L Kent Wood, Jaekwon Lee, Dennis J Thiele
Copper is an essential element for proper organismal development and is involved in a range of processes including oxidative phosphorylation, neuropeptide maturation, and connective tissue maturation. The copper transporter (Ctr) family of integral membrane proteins is ubiquitously found in eukaryotes and mediates the high-affinity transport of Cu+ across both the plasma membrane and endomembranes. While mammalian Ctr1 functions as a Cu+ transporter for Cu acquisition and is essential for embryonic development, a homologous protein, Ctr2, has been proposed to function as a low-affinity Cu transporter, a lysosomal Cu exporter, or a regulator of Ctr1 activity, but its functional and evolutionary relationship to Ctr1 is unclear...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506657/understanding-pre-mrna-splicing-through-crystallography
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REVIEW
Sara Espinosa, Lingdi Zhang, Xueni Li, Rui Zhao
Crystallography is a powerful tool to determine the atomic structures of proteins and RNAs. X-ray crystallography has been used to determine the structure of many splicing related proteins and RNAs, making major contributions to our understanding of the molecular mechanism and regulation of pre-mRNA splicing. Compared to other structural methods, crystallography has its own advantage in the high-resolution structural information it can provide and the unique biological questions it can answer. In addition, two new crystallographic methods - the serial femtosecond crystallography and 3D electron crystallography - were developed to overcome some of the limitations of traditional X-ray crystallography and broaden the range of biological problems that crystallography can solve...
May 12, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506031/identification-and-characterization-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-in-acanthamoeba-castellanii
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Eun-Kyung Moon, Hyun-Hee Kong, Yeonchul Hong, Hae-Ahm Lee, Fu-Shi Quan
Protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) is an important epigenetic regulator in eukaryotic cells. During encystation, an essential process for Acanthamoeba survival, the expression of a lot of genes involved in the encystation process has to be regulated in order to be induced or inhibited. However, the regulation mechanism of these genes is yet unknown. In this study, the full-length 1,059 bp cDNA sequence of Acanthamoeba castellanii PRMT1 (AcPRMT1) was cloned for the first time. The AcPRMT1 protein comprised of 352 amino acids with a SAM-dependent methyltransferase PRMT-type domain...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505309/the-herpes-viral-transcription-factor-icp4-forms-a-novel-dna-recognition-complex
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Richard B Tunnicliffe, Michael P Lockhart-Cairns, Colin Levy, A Paul Mould, Thomas A Jowitt, Hilary Sito, Clair Baldock, Rozanne M Sandri-Goldin, Alexander P Golovanov
The transcription factor ICP4 from herpes simplex virus has a central role in regulating the gene expression cascade which controls viral infection. Here we present the crystal structure of the functionally essential ICP4 DNA binding domain in complex with a segment from its own promoter, revealing a novel homo-dimeric fold. We also studied the complex in solution by small angle X-Ray scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance and surface-plasmon resonance which indicated that, in addition to the globular domain, a flanking intrinsically disordered region also recognizes DNA...
May 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505091/the-importance-of-nadph-oxidases-and-redox-signaling-in-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Rodrigo Prieto-Bermejo, Angel Hernández-Hernández
Eukaryotic cells have to cope with the constant generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Although the excessive production of ROS might be deleterious for cell biology, there is a plethora of evidence showing that moderate levels of ROS are important for the control of cell signaling and gene expression. The family of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidases (NADPH oxidases or Nox) has evolved to produce ROS in response to different signals; therefore, they fulfil a central role in the control of redox signaling...
May 13, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504560/small-rna-functions-are-required-for-growth-and-development-of-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Vidhyavathi Raman, Stacey A Simon, Feray Demirci, Mayumi Nakano, Blake C Meyers, Nicole M Donofrio
RNA interference (RNAi) is conserved in eukaryotic organisms, and it has been well studied in many animal and plant species and some fungal species, yet it is not well studied in fungal plant pathogens. In the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, we examined small RNA (sRNA) and their biogenesis in the context of growth and pathogenicity. Through genetic and genomic analyses, we demonstrate that loss of a single gene encoding Dicer, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, or Argonaute reduces sRNA levels. These three proteins are required for the biogenesis of sRNA-matching genome-wide regions (coding regions, repeats, and intergenic regions)...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
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