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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749290/granulomatous-encephalomyelitis-in-a-false-gharial-tomistoma-schlegelii-associated-with-a-novel-chlamydia-species
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Marjorie Bercier, Darryl J Heard, Alexandra M Goe, Ember Epperson, Jeffrey R Abbott, April L Childress, James F X Wellehan
A 5-yr-old, captive, hatched, female false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) presented with a 1-mo history of cervical spinal curvature. Antemortem diagnostics, including blood work, electromyography, muscle biopsies, and advanced imaging tests, were either within reference ranges or did not identify any specific etiology. Necropsy revealed extensive, marked, chronic granulomatous encephalomyelitis along with neuronal necrosis, rarefaction, gliosis, and astrocytosis of the white and gray matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745638/localization-of-odorant-receptor-genes-in-locust-antennae-by-rna-in-situ-hybridization
#2
Xiao Xu, Yinwei You, Long Zhang
Insects have evolved sophisticated olfactory reception systems to sense exogenous chemical signals. These chemical signals are transduced by Olfactory Receptor Neurons (ORNs) housed in hair-like structures, called chemosensilla, of the antennae. On the ORNs' membranes, Odorant Receptors (ORs) are believed to be involved in odor coding. Thus, being able to identify genes localized to the ORNs is necessary to recognize OR genes, and provides a fundamental basis for further functional in situ studies. The RNA expression levels of specific ORs in insect antennae are very low, and preserving insect tissue for histology is challenging...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742165/system-analysis-identifies-distinct-and-common-functional-networks-governed-by-transcription-factor-ascl1-in-glioma-and-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Sainitin Donakonda, Swati Sinha, Shrinivas Nivrutti Dighe, Manchanahalli R Satyanarayana Rao
ASCL1 is a basic Helix-Loop-Helix transcription factor (TF), which is involved in various cellular processes like neuronal development and signaling pathways. Transcriptome profiling has shown that ASCL1 overexpression plays an important role in the development of glioma and Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (SCLC), but distinct and common molecular mechanisms regulated by ASCL1 in these cancers are unknown. In order to understand how it drives the cellular functional network in these two tumors, we generated a gene expression profile in a glioma cell line (U87MG) to identify ASCL1 gene targets by an si RNA silencing approach and then compared this with a publicly available dataset of similarly silenced SCLC (NCI-H1618 cells)...
July 25, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740074/cdkl5-localizes-at-the-centrosome-and-midbody-and-is-required-for-faithful-cell-division
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Isabella Barbiero, Davide Valente, Chetan Chandola, Fiorenza Magi, Anna Bergo, Laura Monteonofrio, Marco Tramarin, Maria Fazzari, Silvia Soddu, Nicoletta Landsberger, Cinzia Rinaldo, Charlotte Kilstrup-Nielsen
The cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) gene has been associated with rare neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by the early onset of seizures and intellectual disability. The CDKL5 protein is widely expressed in most tissues and cells with both nuclear and cytoplasmic localization. In post-mitotic neurons CDKL5 is mainly involved in dendritic arborization, axon outgrowth, and spine formation while in proliferating cells its function is still largely unknown. Here, we report that CDKL5 localizes at the centrosome and at the midbody in proliferating cells...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739747/application-of-serum-elavl4-hud-antigen-assay-for-small-cell-lung-cancer-diagnosis
#5
Feifei Wang, Jianyi Lu, Shentao Li, Xueyun Huo, Xin Liu, Xiaoyan DU, Changlong Li, Jinghui Wang, Zhenwen Chen
BACKGROUND/AIM: The ELAVL4 (HuD) is a neuron-specific RNA-binding protein expressed in 100% of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cells and over 50% of neuroblastoma cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the serum HuD concentration in SCLC patients and the possibility of its utilization as a biomarker of small cell lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included 47 SCLC cases and 29 normal controls. Indirect competitive inhibition ELISA method was established to detect HuD antigen of serum samples...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736361/-effect-of-nucleolin-silencing-on-differentiation-of-rat-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-the-molecular-mechanism
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Chong-Feng Chen, Huai-Cai Yang, Guo-Sheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of nucleolin silencing on the differentiation of rat neural stem cells (NSCs) and the role of Wnt signaling pathway in mediating such effect. METHODS: Adenovirus vectors expressing small interfering RNA (siRNA) against nucleolin were constructed, verified, and packaged in HEK293A cells. The adenovirus was then transfected into NSCs isolated from neonatal SD rats and the differentiation of the NSCs was examined by detecting the expressions of neuron specific encloase (NSE) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) using immunocytochemistry...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735747/a-requirement-for-mena-an-actin-regulator-in-local-mrna-translation-in-developing-neurons
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Marina Vidaki, Frauke Drees, Tanvi Saxena, Erwin Lanslots, Matthew J Taliaferro, Antonios Tatarakis, Christopher B Burge, Eric T Wang, Frank B Gertler
During neuronal development, local mRNA translation is required for axon guidance and synaptogenesis, and dysregulation of this process contributes to multiple neurodevelopmental and cognitive disorders. However, regulation of local protein synthesis in developing axons remains poorly understood. Here, we uncover a novel role for the actin-regulatory protein Mena in the formation of a ribonucleoprotein complex that involves the RNA-binding proteins HnrnpK and PCBP1 and regulates local translation of specific mRNAs in developing axons...
July 15, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735706/amniotic-fluid-transcriptomics-reflects-novel-disease-mechanisms-in-fetuses-with-myelomeningocele
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Tomo Tarui, Aimee Kim, Alan Flake, Lauren Mcclain, John Stratigis, Inbar Fried, Rebecca Newman, Donna K Slonim, Diana W Bianchi
BACKGROUND: Cell-free (cf) RNA in amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS) reflects developmental changes in gene expression in the living fetus, including genes specific to the central nervous system (CNS). Although it has been previously shown that CNS-specific transcripts are present in AFS, it is not known whether changes in the AFS transcriptome reflect the specific pathophysiology of fetal CNS disorders. In myelomeningocele, there is open communication between the CNS and amniotic fluid...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734662/transient-global-cerebral-ischemia-induces-rnf213-a-moyamoya-disease-susceptibility-gene-in-vulnerable-neurons-of-the-rat-hippocampus-ca1-subregion-and-ischemic-cortex
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Mika Sato-Maeda, Miki Fujimura, Sherif Rashad, Yuiko Morita-Fujimura, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Hiroyuki Sakata, Shuntaro Ikawa, Teiji Tominaga
The RING finger protein 213 (RNF213) is an important susceptibility gene for moyamoya disease (MMD) and is also implicated in other types of intracranial major artery stenosis/occlusion (ICAS); however, the role of RNF213 in the development of ICAS including MMD is unclear. The constitutive expression of the RNF213 gene is relatively weak in brain tissue, while information regarding the expression patterns of the RNF213 gene under cerebral ischemia, which is one of characteristic pathologies associated with ICAS, is currently limited...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731225/decreased-levels-of-pdi-and-p5-in-oligodendrocytes-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Yasuyuki Honjo, Takashi Ayaki, Takami Tomiyama, Tomohisa Horibe, Hidefumi Ito, Hiroshi Mori, Ryosuke Takahashi, Koji Kawakami
Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is a chaperone protein located in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Nitric oxide-induced S-nitrosylation of PDI inhibits its enzymatic activity, leading to protein accumulation and activation of the unfolded protein response. Protein disulfide isomerase P5 (P5) is a member of the PDI family that mostly localizes to the ER lumen. Both S-nitrosylated PDI and S-nitrosylated P5 are found in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. Previously, we showed that expression of the ER stress marker, growth arrest, and DNA damage protein (GADD34) was significantly increased in neurons and oligodendrocytes in AD brain...
July 21, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729663/a-comparative-strategy-for-single-nucleus-and-single-cell-transcriptomes-confirms-accuracy-in-predicted-cell-type-expression-from-nuclear-rna
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Blue B Lake, Simone Codeluppi, Yun C Yung, Derek Gao, Jerold Chun, Peter V Kharchenko, Sten Linnarsson, Kun Zhang
Significant heterogeneities in gene expression among individual cells are typically interrogated using single whole cell approaches. However, tissues that have highly interconnected processes, such as in the brain, present unique challenges. Single-nucleus RNA sequencing (SNS) has emerged as an alternative method of assessing a cell's transcriptome through the use of isolated nuclei. However, studies directly comparing expression data between nuclei and whole cells are lacking. Here, we have characterized nuclear and whole cell transcriptomes in mouse single neurons and provided a normalization strategy to reduce method-specific differences related to the length of genic regions...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728573/splicing-arrays-reveal-novel-rbm10-targets-including-smn2-pre-mrna
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Leslie C Sutherland, Philippe Thibault, Mathieu Durand, Elvy Lapointe, Jose M Knee, Ariane Beauvais, Irina Kalatskaya, Sarah C Hunt, Julie J Loiselle, Justin G Roy, Sarah J Tessier, Gustavo Ybazeta, Lincoln Stein, Rashmi Kothary, Roscoe Klinck, Benoit Chabot
BACKGROUND: RBM10 is an RNA binding protein involved in message stabilization and alternative splicing regulation. The objective of the research described herein was to identify novel targets of RBM10-regulated splicing. To accomplish this, we downregulated RBM10 in human cell lines, using small interfering RNAs, then monitored alternative splicing, using a reverse transcription-PCR screening platform. RESULTS: RBM10 knockdown (KD) provoked alterations in splicing events in 10-20% of the pre-mRNAs, most of which had not been previously identified as RBM10 targets...
July 20, 2017: BMC Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724943/aim2-inflammasome-mediated-pyroptosis-in-enterovirus-a71-infected-neuronal-cells-restricts-viral-replication
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Thinesshwary Yogarajah, Kien Chai Ong, David Perera, Kum Thong Wong
Encephalomyelitis is a well-known complication of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) due to Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection. Viral RNA/antigens could be detected in the central nervous system (CNS) neurons in fatal encephalomyelitis but the mechanisms of neuronal cell death is not clearly understood. We investigated the role of absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) inflammasome in neuronal cell death, and its relationship to viral replication. Our transcriptomic analysis, RT-qPCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence and flow cytometry studies consistently showed AIM2 gene up-regulation and protein expression in EV-A71-infected SK-N-SH cells...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724745/seq-identifies-circulating-mir-125a-5p-mir-125b-5p-and-mir-143-3p-as-potential-biomarkers-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Steffen Tiedt, Matthias Prestel, Rainer Malik, Nicola Schieferdecker, Marco Düring, Veronika Kautzky, Ivelina Stoycheva, Julia Böck, Bernd H Northoff, Matthias Klein, Franziska Dorn, Knut Krohn, Daniel Teupser, Arthur Liesz, Nikolaus Plesnila, Lesca M Holdt, Martin Dichgans
Rationale: Currently, there are no blood-based biomarkers with clinical utility for acute ischemic stroke (IS). microRNAs (miRNAs) show promise as disease markers due to their cell-type specific expression patterns and stability in peripheral blood. Objective: To identify circulating miRNAs associated with acute IS, determine their temporal course up to 90 days post-stroke, and explore their utility as an early diagnostic marker. Methods and Results: We used RNA sequencing to study expression changes of circulating miRNAs in a discovery sample of 20 IS patients and 20 matched healthy control subjects (HCs)...
July 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723918/heterogeneity-of-p53-dependent-genomic-responses-following-ethanol-exposure-in-a-developmental-mouse-model-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
#15
Maria Camargo Moreno, Sandra M Mooney, Frank A Middleton
Prenatal ethanol exposure can produce structural and functional deficits in the brain and result in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In rodent models acute exposure to a high concentration of alcohol causes increased apoptosis in the developing brain. A single causal molecular switch that signals for this increase in apoptosis has yet to be identified. The protein p53 has been suggested to play a pivotal role in enabling cells to engage in pro-apoptotic processes, and thus figures prominently as a hub molecule in the intracellular cascade of responses elicited by alcohol exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723570/dynamic-control-of-dendritic-mrna-expression-by-cnot7-regulates-synaptic-efficacy-and-higher-cognitive-function
#16
Rhonda L McFleder, Fernanda Mansur, Joel D Richter
Translation of mRNAs in dendrites mediates synaptic plasticity, the probable cellular basis of learning and memory. Coordination of translational inhibitory and stimulatory mechanisms, as well as dendritic transport of mRNA, is necessary to ensure proper control of this local translation. Here, we find that the deadenylase CNOT7 dynamically regulates dendritic mRNA translation and transport, as well as synaptic plasticity and higher cognitive function. In cultured hippocampal neurons, synaptic stimulation induces a rapid decrease in CNOT7, which, in the short-term, results in poly(A) tail lengthening of target mRNAs...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720872/associating-transcription-factors-and-conserved-rna-structures-with-gene-regulation-in-the-human-brain
#17
Nikolai Hecker, Stefan E Seemann, Asli Silahtaroglu, Walter L Ruzzo, Jan Gorodkin
Anatomical subdivisions of the human brain can be associated with different neuronal functions. This functional diversification is reflected by differences in gene expression. By analyzing post-mortem gene expression data from the Allen Brain Atlas, we investigated the impact of transcription factors (TF) and RNA secondary structures on the regulation of gene expression in the human brain. First, we modeled the expression of a gene as a linear combination of the expression of TFs. We devised an approach to select robust TF-gene interactions and to determine localized contributions to gene expression of TFs...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717189/cdk5-mediated-phosphorylation-of-xbp1s-contributes-to-its-nuclear-translocation-and-activation-in-mpp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-model
#18
Feng-Juan Jiao, Qing-Zhi Wang, Pei Zhang, Jian-Guo Yan, Zheng Zhang, Feng He, Qian Zhang, Ze-Xi Lv, Xiang Peng, Hong-Wei Cai, Bo Tian
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an irreversible and progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta. Growing evidence indicates that endoplasmic reticulum stress is a hallmark of PD; however, its exact contribution to the disease process remains poorly understood. Here, we used molecular biology methods and RNA-Seq analysis to explored an unexpected role of spliced X-Box binding protein 1 (XBP1s) in the nervous system. In this study, we determined that the IRE1α/XBP1 pathway is activated in MPP(+)-treated neurons...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714954/c9orf72-expansion-disrupts-atm-mediated-chromosomal-break-repair
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Callum Walker, Saul Herranz-Martin, Evangelia Karyka, Chunyan Liao, Katherine Lewis, Waheba Elsayed, Vera Lukashchuk, Shih-Chieh Chiang, Swagat Ray, Padraig J Mulcahy, Mateusz Jurga, Ioannis Tsagakis, Tommaso Iannitti, Jayanth Chandran, Ian Coldicott, Kurt J De Vos, Mohamed K Hassan, Adrian Higginbottom, Pamela J Shaw, Guillaume M Hautbergue, Mimoun Azzouz, Sherif F El-Khamisy
Hexanucleotide repeat expansions represent the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia, though the mechanisms by which such expansions cause neurodegeneration are poorly understood. We report elevated levels of DNA-RNA hybrids (R-loops) and double strand breaks in rat neurons, human cells and C9orf72 ALS patient spinal cord tissues. Accumulation of endogenous DNA damage is concomitant with defective ATM-mediated DNA repair signaling and accumulation of protein-linked DNA breaks...
July 17, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710498/gene-network-dysregulation-in-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-neurons-of-humans-with-cocaine-use-disorder
#20
Efrain A Ribeiro, Joseph R Scarpa, Susanna P Garamszegi, Andrew Kasarskis, Deborah C Mash, Eric J Nestler
Metabolic and functional alterations of neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) are thought to contribute to impulsivity, which is a hallmark of addictive behaviors that underlie compulsive drug seeking and taking in humans. To determine if there is a transcriptional signature in dlPFC neurons of humans with cocaine use disorder, we performed total RNA-sequencing on neuronal nuclei isolated from post-mortem dlPFC of cocaine addicts and healthy controls. Our results point toward a transcriptional mechanism whereby cocaine alters specific gene networks in dlPFC neurons...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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