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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791751/the-gene-network-underlying-the-glial-regenerative-response-to-central-nervous-system-injury
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REVIEW
Kentaro Kato, Maria Losada-Perez, Alicia Hidalgo
Although the central nervous system does not regenerate, injury induces repair and regenerative responses in glial cells. In mammals, activated microglia clear up apoptotic cells and debris resulting from the injury, astrocytes form a scar that contains the lesion, and NG2-glia elicit a prominent regenerative response. NG2-glia regenerate themselves and differentiate into oligodendrocytes, which remyelinate axons leading to some recovery of locomotion. The regenerative response of glial cells is evolutionarily conserved across the animals and Drosophila genetics revealed an underlying gene network...
August 9, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760809/genome-wide-identification-of-grainy-head-targets-in-drosophila-reveals-regulatory-interactions-with-the-pou-domain-transcription-factor-vvl
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Liqun Yao, Shenqiu Wang, Jakub Orzechowski-Westholm, Qi Dai, Ryo Matsuda, Chie Hosono, Sarah Bray, Eric C Lai, Christos Samakovlis
Grainy head (Grh) is a conserved transcription factor (TF) controlling epithelial differentiation and regeneration. To elucidate Grh functions, we identified embryonic Grh targets by ChIP-seq and gene expression analysis. We show that Grh controls hundreds of target genes. Repression or activation correlates with the distance of Grh binding sites to the transcription start sites of its targets. Analysis of 54 Grh-responsive enhancers during development and upon wounding suggests cooperation with distinct TFs in different contexts...
July 31, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757480/research-progresses-on-the-molecular-structure-of-the-hippo-signaling-pathway-components
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Hu Liqiao, Zhou Zhaocai, Tian Wei
The Hippo signaling pathway has been identified to be involved in development and tissue homeostasis during the past decade, and is evolutionarily conserved from Drosophila to mammals. It transduces the signal through a series of protein-protein interaction and kinase cascades, to control the cell number and organ size by inhibiting cell proliferation and promoting apoptosis. Dysregulation of the Hippo signaling pathway is associated with tumorigenesis and cancers, so it is a crucial target for cancer therapy and regeneration medicine...
July 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753614/the-drosophila-duox-maturation-factor-is-a-key-component-of-a-positive-feedback-loop-that-sustains-regeneration-signaling
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Sumbul Jawed Khan, Syeda Nayab Fatima Abidi, Andrea Skinner, Yuan Tian, Rachel K Smith-Bolton
Regenerating tissue must initiate the signaling that drives regenerative growth, and sustain that signaling long enough for regeneration to complete. How these key signals are sustained is unclear. To gain a comprehensive view of the changes in gene expression that occur during regeneration, we performed whole-genome mRNAseq of actively regenerating tissue from damaged Drosophila wing imaginal discs. We used genetic tools to ablate the wing primordium to induce regeneration, and carried out transcriptional profiling of the regeneration blastema by fluorescently labeling and sorting the blastema cells, thus identifying differentially expressed genes...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750888/the-tumor-suppressor-cyld-controls-epithelial-morphogenesis-and-homeostasis-by-regulating-mitotic-spindle-behavior-and-adherens-junction-assembly
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Wei Xie, Yunfan Yang, Siqi Gao, Ting Song, Yuhan Wu, Dengwen Li, Min Liu, Jun Zhou
Epithelial morphogenesis and homeostasis are essential for animal development and tissue regeneration, and epithelial disorganization is associated with developmental disorders and tumorigenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms that contribute to the morphogenesis and homeostasis of the epithelium remain elusive. Herein, we report a novel role for the cylindromatosis (CYLD) tumor suppressor in these events. Our results show that CYLD depletion disrupts epithelial organization in both Drosophila egg chambers and mouse skin and intestinal epithelia...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688927/an-unexpected-friend-ros-in-apoptosis-induced-compensatory-proliferation-implications-for-regeneration-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Neha Diwanji, Andreas Bergmann
Apoptosis-induced compensatory proliferation (AiP) is a form of compensatory proliferation that is triggered by apoptotic cell death to maintain tissue homeostasis. As such, AiP is essential for many tissue repair processes including regeneration. The apoptotic effectors, termed caspases, not only execute apoptosis, but are also directly involved in the generation of the signals required for AiP. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role for regenerative processes. Recently, it was shown in Drosophila that apoptotic caspases can mediate the generation of ROS for promoting AiP...
July 5, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662029/a-genetic-framework-controlling-the-differentiation-of-intestinal-stem-cells-during-regeneration-in-drosophila
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Zongzhao Zhai, Jean-Philippe Boquete, Bruno Lemaitre
The speed of stem cell differentiation has to be properly coupled with self-renewal, both under basal conditions for tissue maintenance and during regeneration for tissue repair. Using the Drosophila midgut model, we analyze at the cellular and molecular levels the differentiation program required for robust regeneration. We observe that the intestinal stem cell (ISC) and its differentiating daughter, the enteroblast (EB), form extended cell-cell contacts in regenerating intestines. The contact between progenitors is stabilized by cell adhesion molecules, and can be dynamically remodeled to elicit optimal juxtacrine Notch signaling to determine the speed of progenitor differentiation...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642678/a-cold-blooded-view-on-adult-neurogenesis
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REVIEW
Anabel R Simões, Christa Rhiner
During brain development, highly complex and interconnected neural circuits are established. This intricate wiring needs to be robust to faithfully perform adult brain function throughout life, but at the same time offer room for plasticity to integrate new information. In the mammalian brain, adult-born neurons are produced in restricted niches harboring neural stem cells. In the fruit fly Drosophila, low-level adult neurogenesis arising from a dispersed population of neural progenitors has recently been detected in the optic lobes...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621429/the-sumo-targeted-ubiquitin-ligase-dgrn-is-essential-for-drosophila-innate-immunity
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Bella Koltun, Eliza Shackelford, François Bonnay, Nicolas Matt, Jean Marc Reichhart, Amir Orian
The ability of metazoans to combat pathogenic infection involves both systemic and local responses to the invading pathogens. Ubiquitin and SUMO pathways molecularly regulate the response to infection, immune signaling and gene expression. Here, we report that Degringolade (Dgrn, CG10981), a SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase connecting the two pathways, is essential for the innate immunity response in Drosophila. dgrn(DK) null and heterozygous mutant adult flies are severely immune-compromised and succumb rapidly to both pathogenic bacteria and fungi infections...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512185/cap-n-collar-promotes-tissue-regeneration-by-regulating-ros-and-jnk-signaling-in-the-drosophila-melanogaster-wing-imaginal-disc
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Amanda R Brock, Mabel Seto, Rachel K Smith-Bolton
Regeneration is a complex process that requires an organism to recognize and repair tissue damage, as well as grow and pattern new tissue. Here, we describe a genetic screen to identify novel regulators of regeneration. We ablated the Drosophila melanogaster larval wing primordium by inducing apoptosis in a spatially and temporally controlled manner and allowed the tissue to regenerate and repattern. To identify genes that regulate regeneration, we carried out a dominant-modifier screen by assessing the amount and quality of regeneration in adult wings heterozygous for isogenic deficiencies...
July 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485389/egfr-dependent-tor-independent-endocycles-support-drosophila-gut-epithelial-regeneration
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Jinyi Xiang, Jennifer Bandura, Peng Zhang, Yinhua Jin, Hanna Reuter, Bruce A Edgar
Following gut epithelial damage, epidermal growth factor receptor/mitogen-activated protein kinase (EGFR/MAPK) signalling triggers Drosophila intestinal stem cells to produce enteroblasts (EBs) and enterocytes (ECs) that regenerate the gut. As EBs differentiate into ECs, they become postmitotic, but undergo extensive growth and DNA endoreplication. Here we report that EGFR/RAS/MAPK signalling is required and sufficient to drive damage-induced EB/EC growth. Endoreplication occurs exclusively in EBs and newborn ECs that inherit EGFR and active MAPK from fast-dividing progenitors...
May 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479306/intestinal-stem-cell-pool-regulation-in-drosophila
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Yinhua Jin, Parthive H Patel, Alexander Kohlmaier, Bojana Pavlovic, Chenge Zhang, Bruce A Edgar
Intestinal epithelial renewal is mediated by intestinal stem cells (ISCs) that exist in a state of neutral drift, wherein individual ISC lineages are regularly lost and born but ISC numbers remain constant. To test whether an active mechanism maintains stem cell pools in the Drosophila midgut, we performed partial ISC depletion. In contrast to the mouse intestine, Drosophila ISCs failed to repopulate the gut after partial depletion. Even when the midgut was challenged to regenerate by infection, ISCs retained normal proportions of asymmetric division and ISC pools did not increase...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445691/tis11-mediated-mrna-decay-promotes-the-reacquisition-of-drosophila-intestinal-stem-cell-quiescence
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Lindy McClelland, Heinrich Jasper, Benoît Biteau
Adult stem cell proliferation rates are precisely regulated to maintain long-term tissue homeostasis. Defects in the mechanisms controlling stem cell proliferation result in impaired regeneration and hyperproliferative diseases. Many stem cell populations increase proliferation in response to tissue damage and reacquire basal proliferation rates after tissue repair is completed. Although proliferative signals have been extensively studied, much less is known about the molecular mechanisms that restore stem cell quiescence...
June 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434938/polycomb-group-gene-e-z-is-required-for-spermatogonial-dedifferentiation-in-drosophila-adult-testis
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Suk Ho Eun, Lijuan Feng, Luis Cedeno-Rosario, Qiang Gan, Gang Wei, Kairong Cui, Keji Zhao, Xin Chen
Dedifferentiation is an important process to replenish lost stem cells during aging or regeneration after injury to maintain tissue homeostasis. Here, we report that Enhancer of Zeste [E(z)], a component of the Polycomb repression complex 2 (PRC2), is required to maintain a stable pool of germline stem cells (GSCs) within the niche microenvironment. During aging, germ cells with reduced E(z) activity cannot meet that requirement, but the defect arises from neither increased GSC death nor premature differentiation...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376317/imaginal-disc-regeneration-takes-flight
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REVIEW
Iswar K Hariharan, Florenci Serras
Drosophila imaginal discs, the larval precursors of adult structures such as the wing and leg, are capable of regenerating after damage. During the course of regeneration, discs can sometimes generate structures that are appropriate for a different type of disc, a phenomenon termed transdetermination. Until recently, these phenomena were studied by physically fragmenting discs and then transplanting them into the abdomens of adult female flies. This field has experienced a renaissance following the development of genetic ablation systems that can damage precisely defined regions of the disc without the need for surgery...
April 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343984/amitosis-of-polyploid-cells-regenerates-functional-stem-cells-in-the-drosophila-intestine
#16
Elena M Lucchetta, Benjamin Ohlstein
Organ fitness depends on appropriate maintenance of stem cell populations, and aberrations in functional stem cell numbers are associated with malignancies and aging. Symmetrical division is the best characterized mechanism of stem cell replacement, but other mechanisms could also be deployed, particularly in situations of high stress. Here, we show that after severe depletion, intestinal stem cells (ISCs) in the Drosophila midgut are replaced by spindle-independent ploidy reduction of cells in the enterocyte lineage through a process known as amitosis...
May 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289209/injury-stimulated-and-self-restrained-bmp-signaling-dynamically-regulates-stem-cell-pool-size-during-drosophila-midgut-regeneration
#17
Aiguo Tian, Bing Wang, Jin Jiang
Many adult organs rely on resident stem cells to maintain homeostasis. Upon injury, stem cells increase proliferation, followed by lineage differentiation to replenish damaged cells. Whether stem cells also change division mode to transiently increase their population size as part of a regenerative program and, if so, what the underlying mechanism is have remained largely unexplored. Here we show that injury stimulates the production of two bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) ligands, Dpp and Gbb, which drive an expansion of intestinal stem cells (ISCs) by promoting their symmetric self-renewing division in Drosophila adult midgut...
March 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280861/a-growing-role-for-the-hippo-signaling-pathway-in-the-heart
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REVIEW
Yu Zhang, Dominic P Del Re
Heart disease is a major cause of clinical morbidity and mortality, and a significant health and economic burden worldwide. The loss of functional cardiomyocytes, often a result of myocardial infarction, leads to impaired cardiac output and ultimately heart failure. Therefore, efforts to improve cardiomyocyte viability and stimulate cardiomyocyte proliferation remain attractive therapeutic goals. Originally identified in Drosophila, the Hippo signaling pathway is highly conserved from flies to humans and regulates organ size through modulation of both cell survival and proliferation...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272390/atf3-acts-as-a-rheostat-to-control-jnk-signalling-during-intestinal-regeneration
#19
Jun Zhou, Bruce A Edgar, Michael Boutros
Epithelial barrier function is maintained by coordination of cell proliferation and cell loss, whereas barrier dysfunction can lead to disease and organismal death. JNK signalling is a conserved stress signalling pathway activated by bacterial infection and tissue damage, often leading to apoptotic cell death and compensatory cell proliferation. Here we show that the stress inducible transcription factor ATF3 restricts JNK activity in the Drosophila midgut. ATF3 regulates JNK-dependent apoptosis and regeneration through the transcriptional regulation of the JNK antagonist, Raw...
March 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250735/glial-kon-ng2-gene-network-for-central-nervous-system-repair
#20
REVIEW
Maria Losada-Perez, Neale Harrison, Alicia Hidalgo
The glial regenerative response to central nervous system (CNS) injury, although limited, can be harnessed to promote regeneration and repair. Injury provokes the proliferation of ensheathing glial cells, which can differentiate to remyelinate axons, and partially restore function. This response is evolutionarily conserved, strongly implying an underlying genetic mechanism. In mammals, it is elicited by NG2 glia, but most often newly generated cells fail to differentiate. Thus an important goal had been to find out how to promote glial differentiation following the proliferative response...
January 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
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