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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646208/a-comprehensive-mouse-transcriptomic-bodymap-across-17-tissues-by-rna-seq
#1
Bin Li, Tao Qing, Jinhang Zhu, Zhuo Wen, Ying Yu, Ryutaro Fukumura, Yuanting Zheng, Yoichi Gondo, Leming Shi
The mouse has been widely used as a model organism for studying human diseases and for evaluating drug safety and efficacy. Many diseases and drug effects exhibit tissue specificity that may be reflected by tissue-specific gene-expression profiles. Here we construct a comprehensive mouse transcriptomic BodyMap across 17 tissues of six-weeks old C57BL/6JJcl mice using RNA-seq. We find different expression patterns between protein-coding and non-coding genes. Liver expressed the least complex transcriptomes, that is, the smallest number of genes detected in liver across all 17 tissues, whereas testis and ovary harbor more complex transcriptomes than other tissues...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645211/akr1c3-mediated-adipose-androgen-generation-drives-lipotoxicity-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#2
Michael W O'Reilly, Punith Kempegowda, Mark Walsh, Angela E Taylor, Konstantinos N Manolopoulos, J William Allwood, Robert K Semple, Daniel Hebenstreit, Warwick B Dunn, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Wiebke Arlt
Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent metabolic disorder, occurring in up to 10% of women of reproductive age. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk. Androgen excess is a defining feature of PCOS and has been suggested as causally associated with insulin resistance; however, mechanistic evidence linking both is lacking. We hypothesized that adipose tissue is an important site linking androgen activation and metabolic dysfunction in PCOS...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643774/insufficient-antibody-validation-challenges-oestrogen-receptor-beta-research
#3
Sandra Andersson, Mårten Sundberg, Nusa Pristovsek, Ahmed Ibrahim, Philip Jonsson, Borbala Katona, Carl-Magnus Clausson, Agata Zieba, Margareta Ramström, Ola Söderberg, Cecilia Williams, Anna Asplund
The discovery of oestrogen receptor β (ERβ/ESR2) was a landmark discovery. Its reported expression and homology with breast cancer pharmacological target ERα (ESR1) raised hopes for improved endocrine therapies. After 20 years of intense research, this has not materialized. We here perform a rigorous validation of 13 anti-ERβ antibodies, using well-characterized controls and a panel of validation methods. We conclude that only one antibody, the rarely used monoclonal PPZ0506, specifically targets ERβ in immunohistochemistry...
June 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641998/construction-of-a-hepatitis-b-virus-neutralizing-chimeric-monoclonal-antibody-recognizing-escape-mutants-of-the-viral-surface-antigen-hbsag
#4
Forough Golsaz-Shirazi, Mohammad Mehdi Amiri, Samira Farid, Motahareh Bahadori, Felix Bohne, Sebastian Altstetter, Lisa Wolff, Tohid Kazemi, Jalal Khoshnoodi, Mohammad Hojjat-Farsangi, Michael Chudy, Mahmood Jeddi-Tehrani, Ulrike Protzer, Fazel Shokri
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global burden on the health-care system and is considered as the tenth leading cause of death in the world. Over 248 million patients are currently suffering from chronic HBV infection worldwide and annual mortality rate of this infection is 686000. The "a" determinant is a hydrophilic region present in all antigenic subtypes of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and antibodies against this region can neutralize the virus and are protective against all subtypes. We have recently generated a murine anti-HBs monoclonal antibody (4G4), which can neutralize HBV infection in HepaRG cells and recognize most of the escape mutant forms of HBsAg...
June 19, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639397/ovarian-polarity-and-cell-shape-determination-by-btk29a-in-drosophila
#5
Noriko Hamada-Kawaguchi, Daisuke Yamamoto
Drosophila Btk29A is a Tec family nonreceptor tyrosine kinase, the ortholog of which causes X-linked agammagluburinemia in humans when mutant. In Btk29A(ficP) mutant ovaries, multiple defects are observed: extra polar cells form ectopically; osk mRNA fails to accumulate posteriorly in mature oocytes; the shape and alignment of follicle cells are grossly distorted. All these phenotypes are rescued by selectively overexpressing the type 2 isoform of wild-type Btk29A in follicle cells. Expression of certain proteins enriched in adherens junctions is markedly affected in Btk29A(ficP) mutants; the anterior-posterior gradient normally observed in the expression of DE-Cadherin and Armadillo are lost and Canoe is sequestered from adherens junctions...
June 22, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637487/the-nf1-somatic-mutational-landscape-in-sporadic-human-cancers
#6
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Charlotte Philpott, Hannah Tovell, Ian M Frayling, David N Cooper, Meena Upadhyaya
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) #162200) is an autosomal dominantly inherited tumour predisposition syndrome. Heritable constitutional mutations in the NF1 gene result in dysregulation of the RAS/MAPK pathway and are causative of NF1. The major known function of the NF1 gene product neurofibromin is to downregulate RAS. NF1 exhibits variable clinical expression and is characterized by benign cutaneous lesions including neurofibromas and café-au-lait macules, as well as a predisposition to various types of malignancy, such as breast cancer and leukaemia...
June 21, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630466/comparative-effectiveness-of-9-ovulation-induction-therapies-in-patients-with-clomiphene-citrate-resistant-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-network-meta-analysis
#7
Yiping Yu, Lanlan Fang, Ruizhe Zhang, Jingyan He, Yujing Xiong, Xiaoyi Guo, Qingyun Du, Yan Huang, Yingpu Sun
The comparative efficacies of ovulation-induction treatments in patients with clomiphene citrate-resistant (CCR) polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are not well known. Therefore, we conducted a network meta-analysis to rank the reproductive efficacies of these treatments. We ultimately included 26 randomized clinical trials with 2722 participants and 9 types of therapies: clomiphene citrate (CC), metformin, letrozole, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), unilateral laparoscopic ovarian drilling (ULOD), bilateral laparoscopic ovarian drilling (BLOD), the combination of metformin with letrozole (metformin+letrozole), and the combination of metformin with CC (metformin+CC)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628042/a-therapeutic-t-cell-receptor-mimic-antibody-targets-tumor-associated-prame-peptide-hla-i-antigens
#8
Aaron Y Chang, Tao Dao, Ron S Gejman, Casey A Jarvis, Andrew Scott, Leonid Dubrovsky, Melissa D Mathias, Tatyana Korontsvit, Victoriya Zakhaleva, Michael Curcio, Ronald C Hendrickson, Cheng Liu, David A Scheinberg
Preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) is a cancer-testis antigen that is expressed in many cancers and leukemias. In healthy tissue, PRAME expression is limited to the testes and ovaries, making it a highly attractive cancer target. PRAME is an intracellular protein that cannot currently be drugged. After proteasomal processing, the PRAME300-309 peptide ALYVDSLFFL (ALY) is presented in the context of human leukocyte antigen HLA-A*02:01 molecules for recognition by the T cell receptor (TCR) of cytotoxic T cells...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625678/rapid-protein-production-from-stable-cho-cell-pools-using-plasmid-vector-and-the-cumate-gene-switch
#9
Adeline Poulain, Sylvie Perret, Félix Malenfant, Alaka Mullick, Bernard Massie, Yves Durocher
To rapidly produce large amounts of recombinant proteins, the generation of stable Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell pools represents a useful alternative to large-scale transient gene expression (TGE). We have developed a cell line (CHO(BRI/rcTA)) allowing the inducible expression of recombinant proteins, based on the cumate gene switch. After the identification of optimal plasmid DNA topology (supercoiled vs linearized plasmid) for PEIpro™ mediated transfection and of optimal conditions for methionine sulfoximine (MSX) selection, we were able to generate CHO(BRI/rcTA) pools producing high levels of recombinant proteins...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625343/short-term-cooling-increases-serum-triglycerides-and-small-high-density-lipoprotein-levels-in-humans
#10
Geerte Hoeke, Kimberly J Nahon, Leontine E H Bakker, Sabine S C Norkauer, Donna L M Dinnes, Maaike Kockx, Laeticia Lichtenstein, Diana Drettwan, Anne Reifel-Miller, Tamer Coskun, Philipp Pagel, Fred P H T M Romijn, Christa M Cobbaert, Ingrid M Jazet, Laurent O Martinez, Leonard Kritharides, Jimmy F P Berbée, Mariëtte R Boon, Patrick C N Rensen
BACKGROUND: Cold exposure and β3-adrenergic receptor agonism, which both activate brown adipose tissue, markedly influence lipoprotein metabolism by enhancing lipoprotein lipase-mediated catabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and increasing plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels and functionality in mice. However, the effect of short-term cooling on human lipid and lipoprotein metabolism remained largely elusive. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to assess the effect of short-term cooling on the serum lipoprotein profile and HDL functionality in men...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624121/leptin-like-immunoreactivity-in-the-central-nervous-system-digestive-organs-and-gonads-of-the-giant-freshwater-prawn-macrobrachium-rosenbergii
#11
Jaruwan Poljaroen, Yotsawan Tinikul, Ruchanok Tinikul, Panat Anurucpreeda, Prasert Sobhon
Leptin, a highly conserved adipocyte-derived hormone, plays important roles in a variety of physiological processes, including the control of fat storage and metabolic status which are linked to food intake, energy homeostasis, and reproduction in all vertebrates. In the present study, we hypothesize that leptin is also present in various organs of the fresh water prawns, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. The existence and distribution of a leptin-like peptide in prawn tissues were verified by using Western blotting (WB) and immunohistochemical detection (ID) using primary antibody against human leptin...
June 14, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623959/the-impact-of-wolbachia-infection-on-the-rate-of-vertical-transmission-of-dengue-virus-in-brazilian-aedes-aegypti
#12
Etiene Casagrande Pacidônio, Eric Pearce Caragata, Debora Magalhães Alves, João Trindade Marques, Luciano Andrade Moreira
BACKGROUND: Wolbachia pipientis is a common endosymbiotic bacterium of arthropods that strongly inhibits dengue virus (DENV) infection and transmission in the primary vector, the mosquito Aedes aegypti. For that reason, Wolbachia-infected Ae. aegypti are currently being released into the field as part of a novel strategy to reduce DENV transmission. However, there is evidence that DENV can be transmitted vertically from mother to progeny, and this may help the virus persist in nature in the absence of regular human transmission...
June 17, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621416/all-in-one-integrating-cell-polarity-meiosis-mitosis-and-mechanical-forces-in-early-oocyte-differentiation-in-vertebrates
#13
Yaniv M Elkouby
While the differentiation of oocytes is key for embryonic development, and its investigation is crucial for advancing our understanding of human reproduction and fertility, many fundamental questions in oogenesis have been long standing. However, recent technical advances have led to several breakthroughs mainly in mice and zebrafish. Here I review these recent findings, including regulation and organization of the germline cyst, the mechanistics of chromosomal pairing, establishment of cell polarity, and formation of a universal mRNA-protein (mRNP) granule called the Balbiani body...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612110/differential-killing-and-radio-modifying-effects-of-iodoacetate-in-mammalian-normal-and-cancer-cells
#14
Usha Yadav, K B Anjaria, Rajesha Nairy, K B Shirsath, Utkarsha N Desai, Rajesh K Chaurasia, Nagesh N Bhat, B K Sapra
To explore possible applications of iodoacetate (IA), a glycolytic inhibitor, in cancer treatment, we screened its cytotoxicity and radioprotective/sensitizing efficacy in three different mammalian cell lines; A549 (human lung carcinoma), MCF7 (human mammary cancer), a non-cancerous CHO (Chinese hamster ovary) cells and human lymphocytes. Experiments were carried out using IA concentrations ranging from 0.01 to 2.5 µg/ml, with or without (60)Coγ-radiation. In the outcomes, IA was found to exhibit higher toxicity in the cancer cells, whereas it was non-toxic/marginally toxic to the non-cancerous cells...
June 13, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611093/danirixin-a-reversible-and-selective-antagonist-of-the-cxc-chemokine-receptor-2
#15
Jakob Busch-Petersen, Donald C Carpenter, Miriam Burman, James Foley, Gerald E Hunsberger, David J Kilian, Michael Salmon, Ruth J Mayer, John G Yonchuk, Ruth Tal-Singer
CXC chemokine receptor 2 (CXCR2) is a key receptor in the chemotaxis of neutrophils to sites of inflammation. The studies reported here describe the pharmacological characterization of danirixin, a CXCR2 antagonist in the diaryl urea chemical class. Danirixin has high affinity for CXCR2, with a negative log of the 50% inhibitory concentration (pIC50) of 7.9 for binding to Chinese hamster ovary cell (CHO)-expressed human CXCR2, and 78-fold selectivity over binding to CHO-expressed CXCR1. Danirixin is a competitive antagonist against CXCL8 in Ca2+ mobilization assays, with a Kb of 6...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609287/the-role-of-thyrostimulin-and-its-potential-clinical-significance
#16
Dimitrios Karponis, S Ananth
Thyrostimulin is a glycoprotein heterodimer of GPA2 and GPB5, first described in 2002. It is involved in the physiological function of several tissues. Moreover, evidence points towards the ability of thyrostimulin's individual monomers to induce a biological effect, which could denote the circulatory/systemic effects of the molecule when found in higher concentrations. From the evolutionary point of view, thyrostimulin shares a binding epitope with the thyroid-stimulating hormone for the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor, whilst possessing affinity for another unique binding site on the same receptor...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608465/effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-reproductive-processes-a-review-of-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-epidemiological-studies
#17
REVIEW
Agnieszka Tomza-Marciniak, Paulina Stępkowska, Jarosław Kuba, Bogumiła Pilarczyk
As bisphenol A (BPA) is characterized by a pronounced influence on human hormonal regulation, particular attention has been aimed at understanding its role in reproductive processes in males and females, as well as on fetal development. Owing to the increasing number of alarming reports on the negative consequences of the presence of BPA in human surroundings, more and more studies are being undertaken to clarify the negative effects of BPA on human reproductive processes. The aim of this work was to collect and summarize data on the influence of BPA exposure on reproductive health...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607476/zinc-finger-gene-217-znf217-promoted-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-ohss-through-regulating-e2-synthesis-and-inhibiting-thrombospondin-1-tsp-1
#18
Junyu Zhai, Jiansheng Liu, Xiaoyue Cheng, Shang Li, Yan Hong, Kang Sun, Zi-Jiang Chen, Yanzhi Du, Weiping Li
Zinc finger gene 217 (ZNF217) is a candidate gene of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which is vulnerable to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). However, the relationship between ZNF217 and OHSS is largely unknown. Our study demonstrated that ZNF217 was mainly distributed in the granulosa cells of rat ovary. Significantly higher expression of ovarian ZNF217 was detected in OHSS rats, being consistent with serum 17β-estradiol concentration and ovarian aromatase. Moreover, OHSS rats also showed decreased ovarian TSP-1 mRNA, an acknowledged VEGF signaling suppressor...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607409/functional-characterization-of-aquaporin-like-genes-in-the-human-bed-bug-cimex-lectularius
#19
Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Joyce M Sakamoto, Jason L Rasgon
The bed bug Cimex lectularius is a blood-feeding re-emerging annoyance pest insect that has the ability to transmit Trypanosoma cruzi under experimental laboratory conditions. Aquaporins (AQPs) are water channel proteins that are essential in biological organisms. C. lectularius are constantly exposed to water-related stress, suggesting that AQPs may offer novel control avenues. We identified and cloned four AQPs from C. lectularius, assessed tissue and lifestage-specific expression, and characterized biochemical functions in vitro and in vivo...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603902/extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-5-associates-with-casein-kinase-ii-to-regulate-gpib-ix-mediated-platelet-activation-via-the-pten-pi3k-akt-pathway
#20
Z Cheng, W Gao, X Fan, X Chen, H Mei, J Liu, X Luo, Y Hu
BACKGROUND: The platelet glycoprotein (GP) Ib-IX complex plays essential roles in thrombosis and hemostasis. The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) ERK1/2 and p38 have been shown to be important in the GPIb-IX-mediated signaling leading to integrin activation. However, the roles of the MAPK extracellular signal-regulated kinase 5 (ERK5) in GPIb-IX-mediated platelet activation are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To reveal the function and mechanisms of ERK5 in GPIb-IX-mediated platelet activation...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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