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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335679/puerarin-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-induced-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-via-mapk-signal-pathways-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Xiangjun Zhou, Chen Bai, Xinbo Sun, Xiaoxin Gong, Yong Yang, Congbo Chen, Guang Shan, Qisheng Yao
Puerarin (PR) is an isoflavonoid isolated from the root of the plant Pueraria lobata and has been widely used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases. Oxidative stress and epithelial cell apoptosis play important roles in the renal fibrotic process. The present study aimed to determine whether or not PR inhibits renal fibrosis by reducing oxidative stress induced-epithelial cell apoptosis. In vivo, unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) induced renal fibrosis, and epithelial cell apoptosis...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265100/sensory-domain-contraction-in-histidine-kinase-cita-triggers-transmembrane-signaling-in-the-membrane-bound-sensor
#2
Michele Salvi, Benjamin Schomburg, Karin Giller, Sabrina Graf, Gottfried Unden, Stefan Becker, Adam Lange, Christian Griesinger
Bacteria use membrane-integral sensor histidine kinases (HK) to perceive stimuli and transduce signals from the environment to the cytosol. Information on how the signal is transmitted across the membrane by HKs is still scarce. Combining both liquid- and solid-state NMR, we demonstrate that structural rearrangements in the extracytoplasmic, citrate-sensing Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) domain of HK CitA are identical for the isolated domain in solution and in a longer construct containing the membrane-embedded HK and lacking only the kinase core...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243247/dkpk-genes-promote-natural-deastringency-in-c-pcna-persimmon-by-up-regulating-dkpdc-and-dkadh-expression
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Changfei Guan, Xiaoyun Du, Qinglin Zhang, Fengwang Ma, Zhengrong Luo, Yong Yang
The astringency of Chinese pollination-constant non-astringent (C-PCNA) persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) can be naturally removed on the tree. This process is controlled by a single locus and is dominant against other types of persimmons; therefore, this variant is an important candidate for commercial cultivation and the breeding of PCNA cultivars. In our previous study, six full-length coding sequences (CDS) for pyruvate kinase genes (DkPK1-6) were isolated, and DkPK1 is thought to be involved in the natural deastringency of C-PCNA persimmon fruit...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167524/gas-sensing-and-signaling-in-the-pas-heme-domain-of-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-aer2-receptor
#4
Darysbel Garcia, Emilie Orillard, Mark S Johnson, Kylie J Watts
The Aer2 chemoreceptor from Pseudomonas aeruginosa contains a PAS sensing domain that coordinates b-type heme and signals in response to the binding of O2, CO or NO. PAS-heme structures suggest that Aer2 uniquely coordinates heme via a His residue on a 310 helix (H234 on Eη), stabilizes O2 binding via a Trp residue (W283), and signals via both W283 and an adjacent Leu residue (L264). Ligand binding may displace L264 and reorient W283 for hydrogen-bonding to the ligand. Here we clarified the mechanisms by which Aer2-PAS binds heme, regulates ligand-binding, and initiates conformational signaling...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121213/passing-membranes-to-autophagy-unconventional-membrane-tethering-by-atg17
#5
Nena Matscheko, Peter Mayrhofer, Thomas Wollert
Macroautophagy delivers cytoplasmic material to lysosomal/vacuolar compartments for degradation. Conserved multisubunit complexes, composed of autophagy-related (Atg) proteins, initiate the formation of membrane precursors, termed phagophores. Under physiological conditions these cup-shaped structures can capture cytoplasmic material highly selectively. Starvation or cytotoxic stresses, however, initiate the formation of much larger phagophores to enclose cytoplasm nonselectively. The biogenesis of nonselective autophagosomes is initiated by the hierarchical assembly of the Atg1 kinase complex and the recruitment of Atg9 vesicles at the phagophore assembly site (PAS)...
March 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087624/tissue-specific-regulation-of-alternative-polyadenylation-represses-expression-of-a-neuronal-ankyrin-isoform-in-c-elegans-epidermal-development
#6
Fei Chen, Andrew D Chisholm, Yishi Jin
Differential mRNA polyadenylation plays an important role in shaping the neuronal transcriptome. In C. elegans, several ankyrin isoforms are produced from the unc-44 locus through alternative polyadenylation. Here, we identify a key role for an intronic polyadenylation site (PAS) in temporal- and tissue-specific regulation of UNC-44/ankyrin isoforms. Removing an intronic PAS results in ectopic expression of the neuronal ankyrin isoform in non-neural tissues. This mis-expression underlies epidermal developmental defects in mutants of the conserved tumor suppressor death-associated protein kinase dapk-1 We have previously reported that the use of this intronic PAS depends on the nuclear polyadenylation factor SYDN-1, which inhibits the RNA polymerase II CTD phosphatase SSUP-72...
February 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060742/overexpression-of-lncrna-anril-up-regulates-vegf-expression-and-promotes-angiogenesis-of-diabetes-mellitus-combined-with-cerebral-infarction-by-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-a-rat-model
#7
Bo Zhang, Dan Wang, Tie-Feng Ji, Lei Shi, Jin-Lu Yu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the effects of lncRNA ANRIL on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiogenesis in diabetes mellitus (DM) combined with cerebral infarction (CI) through NF-κB signaling pathway. METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group and DM + CI group, and the DM + CI group were subdivided into Vector, shANRIL, PDTC, pcDNA-ANRIL, and pcDNA-ANRIL + PDTC groups. VEGF and FMS-like tyrosine kinase (FLT-1) expressions were measured by immunohistochemistry and endothelium dependent microvessel density (MVD) was detected by differentiation 31 (CD31) and para-amiuosalicylic acid (PAS) double staining...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011999/transcriptome-response-and-developmental-implications-of-rnai-mediated-odc-knockdown-in-tobacco
#8
Ami Choubey, M V Rajam
Polyamines (PAs) are ubiquitously present polycationic compounds that play a critical role in various growth and developmental processes including stress responses in plants. Yet, their specific functions and mode of action remain largely unknown. In the present study, we have targeted tobacco ornithine decarboxylase gene (ODC) by RNA interference to modulate cellular PA levels and study the effects at different developmental time points. Down-regulation of ODC resulted in significant physiological and morphological anomalies including reduced leaf size, reduced chlorophyll and carotene content, decreased abiotic stress tolerance, early onset of senescence, delayed flowering, partial male and female sterility, reduced seed setting, delayed seed germination, reduced seed viability, and poor in vitro regeneration response from leaf explants...
December 24, 2016: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973551/orchestrated-action-of-pp2a-antagonizes-atg13-phosphorylation-and-promotes-autophagy-after-the-inactivation-of-torc1
#9
Akter Mst Yeasmin, Talukdar Muhammad Waliullah, Akihiro Kondo, Atsuki Kaneko, Naoki Koike, Takashi Ushimaru
Target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) phosphorylates autophagy-related Atg13 and represses autophagy under nutrient-rich conditions. However, when TORC1 becomes inactive upon nutrient depletion or treatment with the TORC1 inhibitor rapamycin, Atg13 dephosphorylation occurs rapidly, and autophagy is induced. At present, the phosphatases involved in Atg13 dephosphorylation remain unknown. Here, we show that two protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) phosphatases, PP2A-Cdc55 and PP2A-Rts1, which are activated by inactivation of TORC1, are required for sufficient Atg13 dephosphorylation and autophagy induction after TORC1 inactivation in budding yeast...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883080/construction-of-a-miniaturized-chromatic-acclimation-sensor-from-cyanobacteria-with-reversed-response-to-a-light-signal
#10
Mitsuharu Nakajima, Stefano Ferri, Matthias Rögner, Koji Sode
Cyanobacteria harbor unique photoreceptors, designated as cyanobacteriochromes (CBCRs). In this study, we attempted to engineer the chromatic acclimation sensor CcaS, a CBCR derived from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The wild-type CcaS induces gene expression under green light illumination and represses it under red light illumination. We focused on the domain structure of CcaS, which consists of an N-terminal transmembrane helix; a GAF domain, which serves as the sensor domain; a linker region (L1); two PAS domains; a second linker region (L2); and a C-terminal histidine kinase (HK) domain...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859382/value-of-calcium-and-phosphate-in-a-bicarbonate-containing-platelet-additive-solution-with-low-plasma-levels-in-maintaining-key-in-vitro-platelet-storage-parameters
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Andrey Skripchenko, Annette Turgeon, Dedeene Thompson-Montgomery, Helen Awatefe, Stephen J Wagner
BACKGROUND: Use of recently developed platelet (PLT) additive solutions (PAS) with 5% plasma levels may reduce the frequency and/or severity of transfusion reactions attributed to plasma. PLTs suspended in bicarbonate-containing PAS-5 with 5% plasma levels can maintain key PLT parameters during 7-day storage. This study evaluates the role of calcium and phosphate, as constituents of PAS-5, in maintaining PLT parameters. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: An Amicus apheresis PLT unit (n = 13) was equally divided into four 60-mL aliquots in CF-250 polyolefin bags...
November 17, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859369/childhood-macrophagic-myofasciitis-a-series-from-the-indian-subcontinent
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Aanchal Kakkar, Madhu Rajeshwari, Aasma Nalwa, Vaishali Suri, Chitra Sarkar, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Sheffali Gulati, Mehar C Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) is a rare disorder, reported mainly in European adults, with occasional childhood cases. We report a series of 6 patients with pediatric MMF from the Indian subcontinent. METHODS: Clinical details, creatine kinase levels, and results of electromyography are described for patients diagnosed with MMF. Fresh-frozen and formalin-fixed muscle biopsies were evaluated by hematoxylin-eosin staining, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy...
November 11, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812987/ampk-in-yeast-the-snf1-sucrose-non-fermenting-1-protein-kinase-complex
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Pascual Sanz, Rosa Viana, Maria Adelaida Garcia-Gimeno
In yeast, SNF1 protein kinase is the orthologue of mammalian AMPK complex. It is a trimeric complex composed of Snf1 protein kinase (orthologue of AMPKα catalytic subunit), Snf4 (orthologue of AMPKγ regulatory subunit), and a member of the Gal83/Sip1/Sip2 family of proteins (orthologues of AMPKβ subunit) that act as scaffolds and also regulate the subcellular localization of the complex. In this chapter, we review the recent literature on the characteristics of SNF1 complex subunits, the structure and regulation of the activity of the SNF1 complex, its role at the level of transcriptional regulation of relevant target genes and also at the level of posttranslational modification of targeted substrates...
2016: EXS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803157/bacterial-energy-sensor-aer-modulates-the-activity-of-the-chemotaxis-kinase-chea-based-on-the-redox-state-of-the-flavin-cofactor
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Dipanjan Samanta, Joanne Widom, Peter P Borbat, Jack H Freed, Brian R Crane
Flagellated bacteria modulate their swimming behavior in response to environmental cues through the CheA/CheY signaling pathway. In addition to responding to external chemicals, bacteria also monitor internal conditions that reflect the availability of oxygen, light, and reducing equivalents, in a process termed "energy taxis." In Escherichia coli, the transmembrane receptor Aer is the primary energy sensor for motility. Genetic and physiological data suggest that Aer monitors the electron transport chain through the redox state of its FAD cofactor...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799551/degradation-of-cyclic-diguanosine-monophosphate-by-a-hybrid-two-component-protein-protects-azoarcus-sp-strain-cib-from-toluene-toxicity
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Zaira Martín-Moldes, Blas Blázquez, Claudine Baraquet, Caroline S Harwood, María T Zamarro, Eduardo Díaz
Cyclic diguanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a second messenger that controls diverse functions in bacteria, including transitions from planktonic to biofilm lifestyles, virulence, motility, and cell cycle. Here we describe TolR, a hybrid two-component system (HTCS), from the β-proteobacterium Azoarcus sp. strain CIB that degrades c-di-GMP in response to aromatic hydrocarbons, including toluene. This response protects cells from toluene toxicity during anaerobic growth. Whereas wild-type cells tolerated a sudden exposure to a toxic concentration of toluene, a tolR mutant strain or a strain overexpressing a diguanylate cyclase gene lost viability upon toluene shock...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792249/a-comprehensive-analysis-identifies-braf-hotspot-mutations-associated-with-gliomas-with-peculiar-epithelial-morphology
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Ryusuke Hatae, Nobuhiro Hata, Satoshi O Suzuki, Koji Yoshimoto, Daisuke Kuga, Hideki Murata, Yojiro Akagi, Yuhei Sangatsuda, Toru Iwaki, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Koji Iihara
Brain tumors harbor various BRAF alterations, the vast majority of which are the BRAF kinase-activating V600E mutation. BRAF mutations are most frequently detected in certain subtypes of low-grade glioma, such as pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA), ganglioglioma (GG) and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT). However, it is unclear whether gliomas harboring BRAF mutations can be invariably regarded as these glioma subtypes or their derivatives. To address this question, we analyzed 274 gliomas in our institutional case series...
October 28, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791984/droplet-digital-pcr-is-a-powerful-technique-to-demonstrate-frequent-fgfr1-duplication-in-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumors
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Frédéric Fina, Doriane Barets, Carole Colin, Corinne Bouvier, Laëtitia Padovani, Isabelle Nanni-Metellus, L'Houcine Ouafik, Didier Scavarda, Andrey Korshunov, David T W Jones, Dominique Figarella-Branger
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNT) share V600E mutation in the BRAF gene with other low grade neuroepithelial tumors (LGNTs). FGFR1 internal tandem duplication of the tyrosine-kinase domain (FGFR1-ITD), another genetic alteration that also leads to MAP kinase pathway alteration, has been previously reported in LGNTs by whole-genome sequencing. In the present study we searched for FGFR1-ITD by droplet digital PCR (DDPCR™) and for FGFR1 point mutations by HRM-sequencing in a series of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) LGNTs including 12 DNT, 2 oligodendrogliomas lacking IDH mutation and 1p/19q co- deletion (pediatric-type oligodendrogliomas; PTOs), 3 pediatric diffuse astrocytomas (PDAs), 14 gangliogliomas (GGs) and 5 pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs)...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764513/heterogeneity-of-histopathological-presentation-of-pilocytic-astrocytoma-diagnostic-pitfalls-a-review
#18
E Matyja, W Grajkowska, K Stępień, E Naganska
Pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs) are the most frequent primary astroglial tumours affecting children and adolescents. They occur sporadically or in association with a genetically determined syndrome - neurofibromatosis type 1. Classic PA usually manifests as a well-circumscribed, often cystic, slowly growing tumour, which corresponds to WHO grade I. The majority of pilocytic tumours arise along the neuraxis, predominantly in the cerebellum. They are associated with favourable long-term outcome or spontaneous regression, even after incomplete resection...
2016: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661449/pask-integrates-hormonal-signaling-with-histone-modification-via-wdr5-phosphorylation-to-drive-myogenesis
#19
Chintan K Kikani, Xiaoying Wu, Litty Paul, Hana Sabic, Zuolian Shen, Arvind Shakya, Alexandra Keefe, Claudio Villanueva, Gabrielle Kardon, Barbara Graves, Dean Tantin, Jared Rutter
PAS domain containing protein kinase (Pask) is an evolutionarily conserved protein kinase implicated in energy homeostasis and metabolic regulation across eukaryotic species. We now describe an unexpected role of Pask in promoting the differentiation of myogenic progenitor cells, embryonic stem cells and adipogenic progenitor cells. This function of Pask is dependent upon its ability to phosphorylate Wdr5, a member of several protein complexes including those that catalyze histone H3 Lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) during transcriptional activation...
September 23, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633981/gene-fusions-ahrr-ncoa2-ncoa2-etv4-etv4-ahrr-p4ha2-tbck-and-tbck-p4ha2-resulting-from-the-translocations-t-5-8-17-p15-q13-q21-and-t-4-5-q24-q31-in-a-soft-tissue-angiofibroma
#20
Ioannis Panagopoulos, Ludmila Gorunova, Trond Viset, Sverre Heim
We present an angiofibroma of soft tissue with the karyotype 46,XY,t(4;5)(q24;q31),t(5;8;17)(p15;q13;q21)[8]/46,XY,t(1;14)(p31;q32)[2]/46,XY[3]. RNA‑sequencing showed that the t(4;5)(q24;q31) resulted in recombination of the genes TBCK on 4q24 and P4HA2 on 5q31.1 with generation of an in‑frame TBCK‑P4HA2 and the reciprocal but out‑of‑frame P4HA2‑TBCK fusion transcripts. The putative TBCK‑P4HA2 protein would contain the kinase, the rhodanese‑like domain, and the Tre‑2/Bub2/Cdc16 (TBC) domains of TBCK together with the P4HA2 protein which is a component of the prolyl 4‑hydroxylase...
November 2016: Oncology Reports
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