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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104697/male-birthweight-semen-quality-and-birth-outcomes
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B W Whitcomb, M S Bloom, S Kim, Z Chen, G M Buck Louis
STUDY QUESTION: What are the relations among birthweight (BW), semen parameters and birth outcomes in a population-based sample? SUMMARY ANSWER: BW is unrelated to semen parameters, which are in turn unrelated to birth outcomes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In clinical settings, there has been suggestion that semen parameters are related to BW when comparing fertile and infertile men; however, findings have been less clear in more general populations...
January 18, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101820/insulin-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-signalling-iis-based-regulation-of-lifespan-across-species
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REVIEW
Rebecca Mathew, Manika Pal Bhadra, Utpal Bhadra
An organism's well-being is facilitated by numerous molecular and biochemical pathways that ensure homeostasis within cells and tissues. Aging causes a gradual let-down in the maintenance of homeostasis due to various endogenous and environmental challenges, leading to amassing of damages, functional deterioration of different tissues and vulnerability to ailments. Nutrient sensing pathways that maintain glucose homeostasis in body are involved in regulation of aging. Insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) signalling (IIS) pathway was the first nutrient sensing pathway discovered to affect the aging process...
January 18, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081471/in-situ-morphological-assessment-of-apoptosis-induced-by-phaleria-macrocarpa-boerl-fruit-ethyl-acetate-fraction-pmeaf-in-mda-mb-231-cells-by-microscopy-observation
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Nowroji Kavitha, Yeng Chen, Jagat R Kanwar, Sreenivasan Sasidharan
Phaleria macrocarpa (Boerl.) is a well-known medicinal plant and have been extensively used as traditional medicine for ages in treatment of various diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine the in situ cytotoxicity effect P. macrocarpa fruit ethyl acetate fraction (PMEAF) by using various conventional and modern microscopy techniques. The cytotoxicity of PMEAF treated MDA-MB-231 cells was determined through the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) cytotoxicity assay and CyQuant Cell Proliferation Assay after 24h of treatment...
January 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081156/generation-of-a-stable-transgenic-swine-model-expressing-a-porcine-histone-2b-egfp-fusion-protein-for-cell-tracking-and-chromosome-dynamics-studies
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Renan B Sper, Sehwon Koh, Xia Zhang, Sean Simpson, Bruce Collins, Jeff Sommer, Robert M Petters, Ignacio Caballero, Jeff L Platt, Jorge A Piedrahita
Transgenic pigs have become an attractive research model in the field of translational research, regenerative medicine, and stem cell therapy due to their anatomic, genetic and physiological similarities with humans. The development of fluorescent proteins as molecular tags has allowed investigators to track cell migration and engraftment levels after transplantation. Here we describe the development of two transgenic pig models via SCNT expressing a fusion protein composed of eGFP and porcine Histone 2B (pH2B)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064165/nutritional-control-of-chronological-aging-and-heterochromatin-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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David F McCleary, Jasper Rine
Calorie restriction extends lifespan in organisms as diverse as yeast and mammals through incompletely understood mechanism(s). The role of NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases, known as Sirtuins, in this process, particularly in the yeast S. cerevisiae is controversial. We measured chronological lifespan of wild-type and sir2Δ strains over a higher glucose range than typically used for studying yeast calorie restriction. sir2Δ extended lifespan in high-glucose complete minimal medium, and had little effect in low glucose medium, revealing a partial role for Sir2 in the calorie restriction response under these conditions...
January 6, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052107/ubiquitin-accumulation-on-disease-associated-protein-aggregates-is-correlated-with-nuclear-ubiquitin-depletion-histone-de-ubiquitination-and-impaired-dna-damage-response
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Adi Ben Yehuda, Marwa Risheq, Ofra Novoplansky, Kirill Bersuker, Ron R Kopito, Michal Goldberg, Michael Brandeis
Deposition of ubiquitin conjugates on inclusion bodies composed of protein aggregates is a definitive cytopathological hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases. We show that accumulation of ubiquitin on polyQ IB, associated with Huntington's disease, is correlated with extensive depletion of nuclear ubiquitin and histone de-ubiquitination. Histone ubiquitination plays major roles in chromatin regulation and DNA repair. Accordingly, we observe that cells expressing IB fail to respond to radiomimetic DNA damage, to induce gamma-H2AX phosphorylation and to recruit 53BP1 to damaged foci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049846/sir2-suppresses-replication-gaps-and-genome-instability-by-balancing-replication-between-repetitive-and-unique-sequences
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Eric J Foss, Uyen Lao, Emily Dalrymple, Robin L Adrianse, Taylor Loe, Antonio Bedalov
Replication gaps that persist into mitosis likely represent important threats to genome stability, but experimental identification of these gaps has proved challenging. We have developed a technique that allows us to explore the dynamics by which genome replication is completed before mitosis. Using this approach, we demonstrate that excessive allocation of replication resources to origins within repetitive regions, induced by SIR2 deletion, leads to persistent replication gaps and genome instability. Conversely, the weakening of replication origins in repetitive regions suppresses these gaps...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033104/micronuclei-and-other-nuclear-anomalies-in-buccal-epithelial-cells-of-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Banu Aykanat, Gonca Cakmak Demircigil, Necla Buyan, Esra Baskin, Kaan Gulleroglu, Kibriya Fidan, Umut Selda Bayrakci, Aydin Dalgic, Hamdi Karakayali, Mehmet Haberal, Sema Burgaz
The objective of this study was to reveal the likely genomic instability in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) using micronucleus (MN) assay on buccal epithelial cells (BEC). We investigated the frequencies of micronuclei and other nuclear anomalies, such as nuclear buds, binucleated cells, condensed chromatin, and karyorrhectic and pyknotic cells in BEC. Children with CKD were grouped as follows: children in the pre-dialysis (PreD) stage (N=17), children on regular haemodialysis (HD) (N=14), and children who have undergone transplantation (Tx) (N=17)...
December 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031479/peptidylarginine-deiminase-4-promotes-age-related-organ-fibrosis
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Kimberly Martinod, Thilo Witsch, Luise Erpenbeck, Alexander Savchenko, Hideki Hayashi, Deya Cherpokova, Maureen Gallant, Maximilian Mauler, Stephen M Cifuni, Denisa D Wagner
Aging promotes inflammation, a process contributing to fibrosis and decline in organ function. The release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs [NETosis]), orchestrated by peptidylarginine deiminase 4 (PAD4), damages organs in acute inflammatory models. We determined that NETosis is more prevalent in aged mice and investigated the role of PAD4/NETs in age-related organ fibrosis. Reduction in fibrosis was seen in the hearts and lungs of aged PAD4(-/-) mice compared with wild-type (WT) mice. An increase in left ventricular interstitial collagen deposition and a decline in systolic and diastolic function were present only in WT mice, and not in PAD4(-/-) mice...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031120/-expression-and-clinical-significance-of-arid1a-in-gastric-cancer-and-paired-adjacent-noncancerous-tissues
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Xing Zhang, Shibo Wang, Na Liu
Objective To investigate the expression pattern and clinical significance of chromatin remodeling AT-rich interactive domain 1A (ARID1A) protein in gastric cancer and paired adjacent noncancerous tissue samples. Methods The expression of ARID1A protein was examined in 90 gastric cancer tissue samples and 90 paired adjacent noncancerous tissue samples by immunohistochemistry. The relationship of ARID1A protein expression with clinical-pathological characteristics was evaluated by Mann-Whitney test and Spearman correlation analysis...
January 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028337/thyroid-fnac-containing-h%C3%A3-rthle-cells-and-h%C3%A3-rthle-like-cells-a-study-of-128-cases
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Aylin Yazgan, Serdar Balci, Nazmiye Dincer, Pamir Eren Ersoy, Dilek Tuzun, Reyhan Ersoy, Cigdem Irkkan, Bekir Cakir, Gulnur Guler
AIM: It is a diagnostic challenge to differentiate benign and malignant cytology in the presence of Hürthle cells. In our previous study, it was determined that in fine needle aspirations (FNA), the malignancy outcome of the Hürthle cells containing group tend to be papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in a higher percentage. The most common misinterpretation is caused by PTC cells with large cytoplasm-like Hürthle cells. The aim of this study is to predict histologic outcome of the nodules, which have Hürthle cells in FNA according to cytological, clinical features, and BRAF(V600E) mutation status...
October 2016: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018148/epigenetics-and-common-ophthalmic-diseases
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REVIEW
Wendy Li, Ji Liu, Jennifer A Galvin
The study of ocular diseases and epigenetic dysregulation is an emerging area of research. The knowledge from the epigenetic mechanisms of DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin remodeling, and non-coding RNAs regarding the pathogenesis of ocular diseases will be helpful for improved treatment modalities for our patients. In particular, we focus upon the how epigenetic regulatory mechanisms impact five common ocular diseases: age related macular degeneration, age-related cataract, pterygium, retinoblastoma, and uveal melanoma...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012783/epigenetic-regulation-of-redox-signaling-in-diabetic-retinopathy-role-of-nrf2
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REVIEW
Renu A Kowluru, Manish Mishra
Diabetic retinopathy is a major vision threatening disease among working age adults, and increased oxidative stress is one of the prime causative factors in its pathogenesis. Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the cytosol damage mitochondria, and due to compromised antioxidant signaling system and dysfunctional mitochondria with damaged mitochondrial DNA, ROS continue to pile up, accelerating capillary cell loss. In addition to other cellular and enzymatic defense systems, the retina is also equipped with the nuclear erythroid-2-p45-related factor-2 (Nrf2) antioxidant response element signaling pathway, which controls the expression of genes important in detoxification and elimination of ROS...
December 22, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011149/chromatin-associated-mechanisms-in-base-excision-repair-nucleosome-remodeling-and-dna-transcription-two-key-players
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Hervé Menoni, Paolo Di Mascio, Jean Cadet, Stefan Dimitrov, Dimitar Angelov
Genomic DNA is prone to a large number of insults by a myriad of endogenous and exogenous agents. The base excision repair (BER) is the major mechanism used by cells for the removal of various DNA lesions spontaneously or environmentally induced and the maintenance of genome integrity. The presence of persistent DNA damage is not compatible with life, since abrogation of BER leads to early embryonic lethality in mice. There are several lines of evidences showing existence of a link between deficient BER, cancer proneness and ageing, thus illustrating the importance of this DNA repair pathway in human health...
December 20, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007692/micrornas-are-stored-in-human-mii-oocyte-and-their-expression-profile-changes-in-reproductive-aging
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Rosalia Battaglia, Maria Elena Vento, Marco Ragusa, Davide Barbagallo, Alessandro La Ferlita, Giovanna Di Emidio, Placido Borzí, Paolo Giovanni Artini, Paolo Scollo, Carla Tatone, Michele Purrello, Cinzia Di Pietro
Maternal RNAs are synthesized by the oocyte during its growth; some of them are utilized for oocyte-specific processes and metabolism, others are stored and used during early development before embryonic genome activation. The appropriate expression of complex sets of genes is needed for oocyte maturation and early embryo development. In spite of the basic role of noncoding RNAs in the regulation of gene expression, few studies have analyzed their role in human oocytes. In this study, we identified the microRNAs (miRNAs) expressed in human metaphase II stage oocytes, and found that some of them are able to control pluripotency, chromatin remodeling, and early embryo development...
December 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003281/dnmt3a-in-leukemia
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Lorenzo Brunetti, Michael C Gundry, Margaret A Goodell
DNA methylation is an epigenetic process involved in development, aging, and cancer. Although the advent of new molecular techniques has enhanced our knowledge of how DNA methylation alters chromatin and subsequently affects gene expression, a direct link between epigenetic marks and tumorigenesis has not been established. DNMT3A is a de novo DNA methyltransferase that has recently gained relevance because of its frequent mutation in a large variety of immature and mature hematologic neoplasms. DNMT3A mutations are early events during cancer development and seem to confer poor prognosis to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients making this gene an attractive target for new therapies...
December 21, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997345/mitofusin-2-attenuates-the-histone-acetylation-at-collagen-iv-promoter-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Xuhua Mi, Wanxin Tang, Xiaolei Chen, Fei Liu, Xiaohong Tang
Extracellular matrix (ECM) increase in diabetic nephropathy (DN) is closely related to mitochondrial dysfunction. The mechanism of protective function of mitofusin 2 (Mfn2) for mitochondria remains largely unknown. In this study, the molecular mechanisms for the effect of Mfn2 on mitochondria and subsequent collagen IV expression in DN were investigated. Ras-binding-deficient mitofusin 2 (Mfn2-Ras(Δ)) were overexpressed in rat glomerular mesangial cells, and then the cells were detected for mitochondrial morphology, cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), mRNA and protein expression of collagen IV with advanced glycation end-product (AGE) stimulation...
November 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997115/sirt7-is-an-rna-activated-protein-lysine-deacylase
#18
Zhen Tong, Miao Wang, Yi Wang, David D Kim, Jennifer K Grenier, Ji Cao, Sushabhan Sadhukhan, Quan Hao, Hening Lin
Mammalian SIRT7 is a member of the sirtuin family that regulates multiple biological processes including genome stability, metabolic pathways, stress responses, and tumorigenesis. SIRT7 has been shown to be important for ribosome biogenesis and transcriptional regulation. SIRT7 knockout mice exhibit complications associated with fatty liver and increased aging in hematopoietic stem cells. However, the molecular basis for its biological function remains unclear, in part due to the lack of efficient enzymatic activity in vitro...
December 20, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992859/altered-stoichiometry-and-nuclear-delocalization-of-nono-and-psf-promote-cellular-senescence
#19
Ching-Jung Huang, Utsab Das, Weijun Xie, Miryam Ducasse, Haley O Tucker
While cellular senescence is a critical mechanism to prevent malignant transformation of potentially mutated cells, persistence of senescent cells can also promote cancer and aging phenotypes. NonO/p54nrb and PSF are multifunctional hnRNPs typically found as a complex exclusively within the nuclei of all mammalian cells. We demonstrate here that either increase or reduction of expression of either factor results in cellular senescence. Coincident with this, we observe expulsion of NonO and PSF-containing nuclear paraspeckles and posttranslational modification at G2/M...
December 13, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986499/targeting-chromatin-aging-the-epigenetic-impact-of-longevity-associated-interventions
#20
Adam E Field, Peter D Adams
A rapidly growing body of evidence has shown that chromatin undergoes radical alterations as an organism ages, but how these changes relate to aging itself is an open question. It is likely that these processes contribute to genomic instability and loss of transcriptional fidelity, which in turn drives deleterious age-related phenotypes. Interventions associated with increased healthspan and longevity such as reduced insulin/IGF signalling (IIS), inhibition of mTOR and energy depletion resulting in SIRT1/AMPK activation, all have beneficial effects which ameliorate multiple facets of age-associated decline...
December 13, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
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