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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223801/the-external-face-of-candida-albicans-a-proteomic-view-of-the-cell-surface-and-the-extracellular-environment
#1
Ana Gil-Bona, Ahinara Amador-García, Concha Gil, Lucia Monteoliva
The cell surface and secreted proteins are the initial points of contact between Candida albicans and the host. Improvements in protein extraction approaches and mass spectrometers have allowed researchers to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of these external subproteomes. In this paper, we review the published proteomic studies that have examined C. albicans extracellular proteins, including the cell surface proteins or surfome and the secreted proteins or secretome. The use of different approaches to isolate cell wall and cell surface proteins, such as fractionation approaches or cell shaving, have resulted in different outcomes...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223437/outcomes-in-elderly-and-young-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-bivalirudin-versus-heparin-pooled-analysis-from-the-euromax-and-horizons-ami-trials
#2
Khalid Qaderdan, Gerrit-Jan A Vos, Thomas McAndrew, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Christian W Hamm, Arnoud Van't Hof, Roxana Mehran, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Debra Bernstein, Gregg W Stone, Jurriën M Ten Berg
BACKGROUND: Since older age is a strong predictor of not only bleeding but also of ischemic events, understanding the risk:benefit profile of bivalirudin in the elderly undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) for ST-segment elevation (STEMI) is important. For this, we aim to compare elderly with young patients, who all underwent pPCI for STEMI and randomly received either bivalirudin or heparin. METHODS: We performed a patient-level pooled analysis (n=5800) of two large randomized trials...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217618/lps-upregulates-palmitoylated-enzymes-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-cycle-an-insight-from-proteomic-studies
#3
Justyna Sobocińska, Paula Roszczenko-Jasińska, Monika Zaręba-Kozioł, Aneta Hromada-Judycka, Orest V Matveichuk, Gabriela Traczyk, Katarzyna Łukasiuk, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria which induces strong pro-inflammatory reactions of mammals. These processes are triggered upon sequential binding of LPS to CD14, a GPI-linked plasma membrane raft protein, and to the TLR4/MD2 receptor complex. We have found earlier that upon LPS binding CD14 triggers generation of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P2], a lipid controlling subsequent pro-inflammatory cytokine production. Here we show that stimulation of RAW264 macrophage-like cells with LPS induces global changes of the level of fatty-acylated, most likely palmitoylated, proteins...
December 7, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216719/prevalent-placement-error-of-deep-brain-stimulation-electrode-in-movement-disorders-technical-considerations
#4
M Kloc, Z Kosutzka, J Steno, P Valkovic
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation is an effective and safe technique. Displacement of the electrode relative to the optimal stimulation site can lead to insufficient effect and sometimes to the need of operative electrode re-position. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to analyse targeting accuracy of deep brain stimulation electrode implantation to subthalamic nucleus (STN) and globus pallidus internus (Gpi). It detected possible causes of inaccuracy and prevalent shift to certain direction...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211891/osw2-is-required-for-proper-assembly-of-glucan-and-or-mannan-layers-of-the-yeast-spore-wall
#5
Hua-Ping Pan, Ning Wang, Hiroyuki Tachikawa, Xiao-Dong Gao, Hideki Nakanishi
OSW2 is a meiotically-induced gene required for spore wall formation. osw2Δ spores are sensitive to ether treatment. Except for this phenotype, the mutants do not show obvious sporulation defects; thus, its function remains elusive. We found that deletion of both OSW2 and CHS3 results in a synthetic sporulation defect. The spore wall is composed of four layers, and chs3Δ spores lack the outer two (chitosan and dityrosine) layers. Thus, Osw2 is involved in the assembly of the inner (glucan and mannan) layers...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203491/chemogenomic-profiling-of-the-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans
#6
Yaolin Chen, Jaideep Mallick, Alaa Maqnas, Yuan Sun, Baharul I Choudhury, Pierre Cote, Lan Yan, Ting-Jun-Hong Ni, Yan Li, Dazhi Zhang, Roberto Rodríguez-Ortiz, Quan-Zhen Lv, Yuan-Ying Jiang, Malcolm Whiteway
There are currently a small number of classes of antifungal drugs, and these drugs are known to target a very limited set of cellular functions. We derived a set of approximately 900 non-essential, transactivator-defective disruption strains from the tetracycline regulated GRACE strain collection of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans This strain set was screened against classic antifungal drugs to identify gene inactivations that conferred either enhanced sensitivity or increased resistance to the compounds...
December 4, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203233/glycerophosphodiesterase-gde2-gdpd5-affects-pancreas-differentiation-in-zebrafish
#7
Michiel van Veen, Laurie A Mans, Elisa Matas-Rico, Jason van Pelt, Anastassis Perrakis, Wouter H Moolenaar, Anna-Pavlina G Haramis
Notch signaling plays an essential role in the proliferation, differentiation and cell fate determination of various tissues, including the developing pancreas. One regulator of the Notch pathway is GDE2 (or GDPD5), a transmembrane ecto-phosphodiesterase that cleaves GPI-anchored proteins at the plasma membrane, including a Notch ligand regulator. Here we report that Gdpd5-knockdown in zebrafish embryos leads to developmental defects, particularly, impaired motility and reduced pancreas differentiation, as shown by decreased expression of insulin and other pancreatic markers...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201474/globus-pallidus-internus-deep-brain-stimulation-for-disabling-diabetic-hemiballism-hemichorea
#8
Byung-Chul Son, Jin-Gyu Choi, Hak-Cheol Ko
Unilateral hemichorea/hemiballism (HH) associated with contralateral neuroimaging abnormalities of the basal ganglia, which is characterized by T1 hyperintensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and is secondary to diabetic nonketotic hyperglycemia, is a rare and unique complication of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (DM). Although almost all prior reports have documented rapid resolution of HH within days after normalization of blood glucose levels, medically refractory persistent HH has been noted...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196253/involvement-of-lypge-in-the-formation-of-eye-and-pineal-gland-in-zebrafish
#9
Dongrui Ji, Su Wang, Mingyue Li, Shicui Zhang, Hongyan Li
The proteins of Ly-6 (lymphocyte antigen-6) family are involved in the regulation of immunoreaction, cell migration and adhesion, and neuronal excitability. However, little is known about the function of Ly-6 proteins in embryogenesis. Herein, we identified a GPI anchored Ly-6 member named ly6 expressed in pineal gland and eye (lypge). Dynamic expression pattern of lypge was revealed by whole mount in situ hybridization. It was strikingly expressed in the pineal gland and cone photoreceptor, and its expression was regulated by orthodenticle homolog 5 (otx5) which has been shown to control the expression of many pineal genes...
November 28, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179609/staged-pallidotomy-mri-and-clinical-follow-up-in-status-dystonicus
#10
Angelo Franzini, Vincenzo Levi, Andrea Franzini, Ivano Dones, Giuseppe Messina
PURPOSE: We report on a patient affected by Status Distonicus who was treated with Deep Brain Stimulation electrodes implanted in the Globus Pallidus internus (Gpi) and used for serial radiofrequency lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The evolution of radiofrequency lesions was monitored by post-operative and late Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). After the first lesion the patient did improve, though not in a significant fashion. Therefore, three further radiofrequency lesions were delivered 2, 4 and 6 days respectively after surgery with subsequent improvement of dystonic movements...
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172202/-bilateral-pallidotomy-for-tardive-dystonia-a-case-report
#11
Kotaro Kohara, Takaomi Taira, Shiro Horisawa, Tomoko Hanada, Takakazu Kawamata
Tardive dystonia is a movement disorder related to the use of dopamine-receptor-blocking drugs. Several reports have shown that deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus internus(GPi-DBS)is effective in treating tardive dystonia. However, a few reports demonstrated the efficacy of ablation of the GPi(pallidotomy). We herein report a case of tardive dystonia successfully treated with bilateral pallidotomy. A 32-year-old man developed severe tardive dystonia 10 years after the chronic use of antipsychotic drugs...
November 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164735/substituting-the-target-after-unsatisfactory-outcome-of-deep-brain-stimulation-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease-cases-from-the-nstaps-trial-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Timo R Ten Brinke, Vincent J J Odekerken, Teus van Laar, J Marc C van Dijk, Joke M Dijk, Pepijn van den Munckhof, P Rick Schuurman, Rob M A de Bie
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and the subthalamic nucleus (STN) are established treatment option in Parkinson's disease (PD). If DBS does not provide the desired effect, re-operation to the alternative target is a treatment option, but data on the effect of re-operation are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical effect of re-operation the alternative target after failure of initial STN or GPi DBS for Parkinson's disease...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160106/display-of-the-albumin-binding-domain-in-the-envelope-improves-lentiviral-vector-bioavailability
#13
Antonio Rodriguez, Guillermo Garaulet, Juan José Lazcano, Hernán Alarcón, Sergio de Frutos, Jorge Luis Martínez-Torrecuadrada
Vesicular stomatitis virus G glycoprotein (VSVg) is extensively used for retroviral and lentiviral vector (LV) pseudotyping. However, VSVg pseudotyped vectors are serum inactivated, blocking the in vivo gene delivery. Several strategies have been employed to prevent complement inactivation, including chemical and genetic envelope modifications. Here we have employed the streptococcal Albumin Binding Domain (ABD) to generate a construct to express ABD as a GPI-anchored protein. LV particles bearing ABD are able to bind bovine and human serum albumin in vitro...
November 21, 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152197/selection-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr-and-expression-analysis-of-high-altitude-related-genes-in-grassland-caterpillars-lepidoptera-erebidae-gynaephora-along-an-altitude-gradient
#14
Li Zhang, Qi-Lin Zhang, Xiao-Tong Wang, Xing-Zhuo Yang, Xiao-Peng Li, Ming-Long Yuan
Changes in gene expression patterns can reflect the adaptation of organisms to divergent environments. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is an important tool for ecological adaptation studies at the gene expression level. The quality of the results of qRT-PCR analysis largely depends on the availability of reliable reference genes (RGs). To date, reliable RGs have not been determined for adaptive evolution studies in insects using a standard approach. Here, we evaluated the reliability of 17 candidate RGs for five Gynaephora populations inhabiting various altitudes of the Tibetan Plateau (TP) using four independent (geNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper, and the deltaCt method) and one comprehensive (RefFinder) algorithms...
November 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152106/disrupting-glucose-6-phosphate-isomerase-fully-suppresses-the-warburg-effect-and-activates-oxphos-with-minimal-impact-on-tumor-growth-except-in-hypoxia
#15
Monique Cunha de Padua, Giulia Delodi, Milica Vučetić, Jérôme Durivault, Valérie Vial, Pascale Bayer, Guilhermina Rodrigues Noleto, Nathalie M Mazure, Maša Ždralević, Jacques Pouysségur
As Otto Warburg first observed, cancer cells largely favor fermentative glycolysis for growth even under aerobic conditions. This energy paradox also extends to rapidly growing normal cells indicating that glycolysis is optimal for fast growth and biomass production. Here we further explored this concept by genetic ablation of fermentative glycolysis in two fast growing cancer cell lines: human colon adenocarcinoma LS174T and B16 mouse melanoma. We disrupted the upstream glycolytic enzyme, glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (GPI), to allow cells to re-route glucose-6-phosphate flux into the pentose-phosphate branch...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150045/spectrum-of-benzo-a-pyrene-induced-mutations-in-the-pig-a-gene-of-l5178ytk-cells-identified-with-next-generation-sequencing
#16
Javier Revollo, Yiying Wang, Page McKinzie, Azra Dad, Mason Pearce, Robert H Heflich, Vasily N Dobrovolsky
We used Sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing (NGS) for analysis of mutations in the endogenous X-linked Pig-a gene of clonally expanded L5178YTk(+/-) cells. The clones developed from single cells that were sorted on a flow cytometer based upon the expression pattern of the GPI-anchored marker, CD90, on their surface. CD90-deficient and CD90-proficient cells were sorted from untreated cultures and CD90-deficient cells were sorted from cultures treated with benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P). Pig-a mutations were identified in all clones developed from CD90-deficient cells; no Pig-a mutations were found in clones of CD90-proficient cells...
December 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138850/role-of-mitochondrial-function-in-the-invasiveness-of-human-colon-cancer-cells
#17
Chen-Sung Lin, Li-Tzu Liu, Liang-Hung Ou, Siao-Cian Pan, Chia-I Lin, Yau-Huei Wei
We investigated the role of mitochondrial function in the invasiveness of human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines, using paired primary SW480 and metastatic SW620 cells, and appraised the clinical relevance of the alteration of mtDNA copy number in 33 pairs of CRC specimens after surgical resection. Suppression of mitochondrial function was achieved by the exposure of cells to oligomycin A (OA) or by knockdown of mitochondrial transcriptional factor A (TFAM) to evaluate their effects on energy metabolism, reactive oxygen species, protein expression levels of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers and invasive activity of CRC cells...
November 9, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138283/frequency-of-and-reasons-for-paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria-screening-in-patients-with-unexplained-anaemia
#18
James T England, Bakul Dalal, Heather A Leitch
Referral to hematology for anemia is common. In paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), cells deficient in the glycosylphosphatidyl inositol (GPI) anchor are lysed by complement. Eculizumab improves overall survival and quality of life while reducing hemolysis, transfusion requirements, and thrombosis. We evaluated the frequency of screening for PNH in patients with unexplained anemia. Key clinical features, laboratory data, and investigations were recorded for patients referred for anemia since 2010, without a specific cause found...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137913/neutrophil-cd16b-crosslinking-induces-lipid-raft-mediated-activation-of-shp-2-and-affects-cytokine-expression-and-retarded-neutrophil-apoptosis
#19
H Yang, H Jiang, Y Song, D J Chen, X J Shen, J H Chen
Two different types of FcRs for IgG are constitutively expressed on the surface of human neutrophils, namely, FcγRIIA (CD32a) and FcγRIIIB (CD16b). Unlike FcγRIIA, FcγRIIIb is GPI anchored to the cell membrane and its signal transduction is still ambiguous. To further understand the signal transduction of CD16b, we compared neutrophil cytokine expression and apoptosis by the cross-linking of CD32a and CD16b respectively. We found that both CD32a and CD16b crosslinking can activate neutrophils, but did not exactly share cytokine expression profiles...
November 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137852/dysarthria-in-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-in-dystonia-depends-on-the-posterior-location-of-active-electrode-contacts-a-pilot-study
#20
K A M Pauls, P J Bröckelmann, S Hammesfahr, J Becker, A Hellerbach, V Visser-Vandewalle, T A Dembek, I G Meister, L Timmermann
BACKGROUND: Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation (GPi-DBS) is an efficient treatment for primary dystonia. We investigated stimulation-induced dysarthria, which is the most frequent side-effect of GPi-DBS. METHODS: Speech was recorded while reading a standard text, and performing rapid syllable repetitions ON and OFF DBS in ten dystonia patients (6 men; 3 cervical, 4 segmental, 3 generalized, unselected for DBS-related speech impairments). Speech and articulation rate, pauses, and syllable repetition rates were extracted via acoustic analysis...
November 7, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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