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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813005/identification-and-functional-divergence-analysis-of-wox-gene-family-in-paper-mulberry
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Feng Tang, Naizhi Chen, Meiling Zhao, Yucheng Wang, Ruiping He, Xianjun Peng, Shihua Shen
The WOX (WUSCHEL-related homeobox) is a plant-specific transcription factor involved in plant development and stress response. However, few studies have been reported on the WOX gene in woody plants. In this study, 10 BpWOX genes were isolated from paper mulberry by RACE-PCR and categorized into three clades through phylogenetic analysis, ancient, intermediate and WUS clade. Among them, five members had the transcriptional activity detected by yeast one-hybrid and seven were uniquely localized to the nucleus through green fluorescent protein (GFP) observation...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812103/re-expression-of-pro-fibrotic-embryonic-preserved-mediators-in-irradiated-arterial-vessels-of-the-head-and-neck-region
#2
Patrick Möbius, Raimund H M Preidl, Manuel Weber, Kerstin Amann, Friedrich W Neukam, Falk Wehrhan
PURPOSE: Surgical treatment of head and neck malignancies frequently includes microvascular free tissue transfer. Preoperative radiotherapy increases postoperative fibrosis-related complications up to transplant loss. Fibrogenesis is associated with re-expression of embryonic preserved tissue developmental mediators: osteopontin (OPN), regulated by sex-determining region Y‑box 9 (Sox9), and homeobox A9 (HoxA9) play important roles in pathologic tissue remodeling and are upregulated in atherosclerotic vascular lesions; dickkopf-1 (DKK1) inhibits pro-fibrotic and atherogenic Wnt signaling...
August 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805815/aav-mediated-direct-in-vivo-crispr-screen-identifies-functional-suppressors-in-glioblastoma
#3
Ryan D Chow, Christopher D Guzman, Guangchuan Wang, Florian Schmidt, Mark W Youngblood, Lupeng Ye, Youssef Errami, Matthew B Dong, Michael A Martinez, Sensen Zhang, Paul Renauer, Kaya Bilguvar, Murat Gunel, Phillip A Sharp, Feng Zhang, Randall J Platt, Sidi Chen
A causative understanding of genetic factors that regulate glioblastoma pathogenesis is of central importance. Here we developed an adeno-associated virus-mediated, autochthonous genetic CRISPR screen in glioblastoma. Stereotaxic delivery of a virus library targeting genes commonly mutated in human cancers into the brains of conditional-Cas9 mice resulted in tumors that recapitulate human glioblastoma. Capture sequencing revealed diverse mutational profiles across tumors. The mutation frequencies in mice correlated with those in two independent patient cohorts...
August 14, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805249/a-non-dna-binding-activity-for-the-athb4-transcription-factor-in-the-control-of-vegetation-proximity
#4
Marçal Gallemí, Maria Jose Molina-Contreras, Sandi Paulišić, Mercè Salla-Martret, Céline Sorin, Marta Godoy, Jose Manuel Franco-Zorrilla, Roberto Solano, Jaime F Martínez-García
In plants, perception of vegetation proximity by phytochrome photoreceptors activates a transcriptional network that implements a set of responses to adapt to plant competition, including elongation of stems or hypocotyls. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) transcription factor ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA HOMEOBOX 4 (ATHB4) regulates this and other responses, such as leaf polarity. To better understand the shade regulatory transcriptional network, we have carried out structure-function analyses of ATHB4 by overexpressing a series of truncated and mutated forms and analyzing three different responses: hypocotyl response to shade, transcriptional activity and leaf polarity...
August 14, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804623/recent-advances-in-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
#5
Keiko Watanabe, Yusuke Kobayashi, Kouji Banno, Yusuke Matoba, Haruko Kunitomi, Kanako Nakamura, Masataka Adachi, Kiyoko Umene, Iori Kisu, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) is a disease caused by congenital absence of the uterus and two-thirds of the upper vagina. The pathogenic mechanism of MRKHS may involve gene abnormalities, and there are various case reports associating MRKHS with the Wnt family member 4 (Wnt4) mutation. Analysis of genes mapped to regions in which deletion and duplication are frequently detected in patients with MRKHS has shown involvement of LIM homeobox 1 (LHX1), HNF1 homeobox B (HNF1B) and T-box 6 (TBX6)...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801681/nrf1-and-zscan10-bind-to-the-promoter-region-of-the-six1-gene-and-their-effects-body-measurements-in-qinchuan-cattle
#6
Da-Wei Wei, Lin-Sheng Gui, Sayed Haidar Abbas Raza, Song Zhang, Rajwali Khan, Li Wang, Hong-Fang Guo, Lin-Sen Zan
The SIX1 homeobox gene belongs to the six homeodomain family and is widely thought to play a principal role in mediating of skeletal muscle development. In the present study, we determined that the bovine SIX1 gene was highly expressed in the longissimus thoracis and physiologically immature individuals. DNA sequencing of 428 individual Qinchuan cattle identified nine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of the SIX1 gene. Using a series of 5' deletion promoter plasmid luciferase reporter assays and 5'-rapid amplification of cDNA end analysis (RACE), two of these SNPs were found to be located in the proximal minimal promoter region -216/-28 relative to the transcriptional start site (TSS)...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800615/pitx3-and-en1-determine-the-size-and-molecular-programming-of-the-dopaminergic-neuronal-pool
#7
Willemieke M Kouwenhoven, Lars von Oerthel, Marten P Smidt
Mesodiencephalic dopaminergic (mdDA) neurons are located in the ventral midbrain. These neurons form the substantia nigra (SNc) and the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Two transcription factors that play important roles in the process of terminal differentiation and subset-specification of mdDA neurons, are paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 3 (Pitx3), and homeobox transcription factor Engrailed 1 (En1). We previously investigated the single Pitx3KO and En1KO and observed important changes in the survival of mdDA neurons of the SNc and VTA as well as altered expression of pivotal rostral- and caudal-markers, Ahd2 and Cck, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796261/p53-r273h-upregulates-neuropilin-2-to-promote-cell-mobility-and-tumor-metastasis
#8
Tao Lv, Xianqiang Wu, Lijuan Sun, Qingyong Hu, Yang Wan, Liang Wang, Zhiqiang Zhao, Xiao Tu, Zhi-Xiong Jim Xiao
Mounting evidence indicates that hotspot p53 mutant proteins often possess gain-of-function property in promoting cell mobility and tumor metastasis. However, the molecular mechanisms are not totally understood. In this study, we demonstrate that the hotspot mutation, p53-R273H, promotes cell migration, invasion in vitro and tumor metastasis in vivo. p53-R273H significantly represses expression of DLX2, a homeobox protein involved in cell proliferation and pattern formation. We show that p53-R273H-mediated DLX2 repression leads to upregulation of Neuropilin-2 (NRP2), a multifunctional co-receptor involved in tumor initiation, growth, survival and metastasis...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794155/microrna-125b-is-a-key-epigenetic-regulatory-factor-that-promotes-nuclear-transfer-reprogramming
#9
Jingcheng Zhang, Pengxiang Qu, Chuan Zhou, Xin Liu, Xiaonan Ma, Mengyun Wang, Yongsheng Wang, Jianmin Su, Jun Liu, Yong Zhang
Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)-mediated reprogramming is a rapid, efficient, and sophisticated process that reprograms differentiated somatic cells to a pluripotent state. However, many factors in this elaborate reprogramming process remain largely unknown. Here, we report that the microRNA (miR) miR-125b is an important component of SCNT-mediated reprogramming. Luciferase reporter assay, quantitative PCR and Western blotting demonstrated that miR-125b directly binds the 3'-untranslated region of SUV39H1, encoding the histone-lysine N-methyltransferase SUV39H1, to downregulate histone H3 lysine-9 tri-methylation (H3K9me3) in SCNT embryos...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791417/diverse-gene-expression-patterns-in-response-to-anticancer-drugs-between-human-and-mouse-cell-lines-revealed-by-a-comparative-transcriptomic-analysis
#10
Yong Guo, Zhuoran Liang, Xiaoliang Hou, Zhi Zhang
The aim of the present study was to perform comparative genomics using gene expression profile datasets of mice and humans who had been treated with anticancer drugs, to determine the similarities and differences in the antitumor mechanisms in the two mammals. This involved data mining of antitumor gene expression regulation, and screening of genetic loci from experimental mouse models of antitumor targets, to provide a theoretical basis of drug design. Subsequently, 9 overlapping genes with opposite expression patterns were identified across mouse and human cell lines that were treated with a specific cyclin‑dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor, PD0332991...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791413/knockdown-of-hotair-suppresses-proliferation-and-cell-cycle-progression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-by-downregulating-ccnd1-expression
#11
Jia-Jia Zhou, Di Cheng, Xiao-Yu He, Zhe Meng, Wen-Zhu Li, Ru-Fu Chen
The long noncoding RNA, homeobox transcript antisense RNA (Hotair), has been demonstrated to have an important role in regulating various biological processes in various cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the importance of Hotair in HCC proliferation and cell cycle progression remains to be elucidated. In the present study, knockdown of HOTAIR expression by RNA interference inhibited cell proliferation and induced G0/G1 cell cycle arrest in Huh7 hepatocellular carcinoma cells. In addition, the expression levels of CCND1 mRNA and its cyclin D1 protein product were reduced in Huh7 cells following knockdown of HOTAIR...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791382/potential-role-of-zeb1-as-a-dna-repair-regulator-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-revealed-by-cancer-associated-promoter-profiling
#12
Miao Wang, Su-Fei He, Lei-Lei Liu, Xiao-Xia Sun, Fan Yang, Qian Ge, Wei-Kang Wong, Jing-Yan Meng
Besides being a key contributor to epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) activation and stemness maintenance, zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) is also a crucial inducer of chemoresistance and radioresistance. Unlike the clear mechanism that mediates its effect on EMT and dedifferentiation, the mechanism of how ZEB1 promotes chemo- and radio-resistance remains to be elucidated. It has been previously reported that ZEB1 promotes DNA double-strand break clearance by enhancing the deubiquitylating activity of ubiquitin-specific peptidase (USP)7 on checkpoint kinase 1, which is an important step during DNA repair...
August 8, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791367/molecular-mechanisms-of-breast-cancer-metastasis-by-gene-expression-profile-analysis
#13
Tianying Zheng, Aijun Wang, Dongyan Hu, Yonggang Wang
Metastasis is the main cause of breast cancer‑related mortalities. The present study aimed to uncover the relevant molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis and to explore potential biomarkers that may be used for prognosis. Expression profile microarray data GSE8977, which contained 22 stroma samples (15 were from normal breast and 7 were from invasive ductal carcinoma tumor samples), were obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Following data preprocessing, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were selected based on analyses conducted using the linear models for microarray analysis package from R and Bioconductor software...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783105/viral-ubiquitin-ligase-stimulates-selective-host-microrna-expression-by-targeting-zeb-transcriptional-repressors
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Gabriel Lutz, Igor Jurak, Eui Tae Kim, Ju Youn Kim, Michael Hackenberg, Andrew Leader, Michelle L Stoller, Donna M Fekete, Matthew D Weitzman, Donald M Coen, Angus C Wilson
Infection with herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) brings numerous changes in cellular gene expression. Levels of most host mRNAs are reduced, limiting synthesis of host proteins, especially those involved in antiviral defenses. The impact of HSV-1 on host microRNAs (miRNAs), an extensive network of short non-coding RNAs that regulate mRNA stability/translation, remains largely unexplored. Here we show that transcription of the miR-183 cluster (miR-183, miR-96, and miR-182) is selectively induced by HSV-1 during productive infection of primary fibroblasts and neurons...
August 7, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782268/reprogramming-antagonizes-the-oncogenicity-of-hoxa13-long-noncoding-rna-hottip-axis-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#15
Deng-Chyang Wu, Sophie S W Wang, Chung-Jung Liu, Kenly Wuputra, Kohsuke Kato, Yen-Liang Lee, Ying-Chu Lin, Ming-Ho Tsai, Chia-Chen Ku, Wen-Hsin Lin, Shin-Wei Wang, Shotaro Kishikawa, Michiya Noguchi, Chu-Chieh Wu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chee-Yin Chai, Chen-Lung Steve Lin, Kung-Kai Kuo, Ya-Han Yang, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Yukio Nakamura, Shigeo Saito, Kyosuke Nagata, Chang-Shen Lin, Kazunari K Yokoyama
Reprogramming of cancer cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPSCs) is a compelling idea for inhibiting oncogenesis, especially through modulation of homeobox proteins in this reprogramming process. We examined the role of various long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)-homeobox protein HOXA13 axis on the switching of the oncogenic function of bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7), which is significantly lost in the gastric cancer cell derived iPS-like cells (iPSLCs). BMP promoter activation occurred through the corecruitment of HOXA13, mixed-lineage leukemia 1 lysine N-methyltransferase (MLL1), WD repeat-containing protein 5 (WDR5), and lncRNA HoxA transcript at the distal tip (HOTTIP) to commit the epigenetic changes to the trimethylation of lysine 4 on histone H3 in cancer cells...
August 7, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778064/prognostic-value-of-the-long-noncoding-rna-hottip-in-human-cancers
#16
Wei Li, Na Li, Xinmei Kang, Ke Shi, Qiong Chen
Human Homeobox A transcript at the distal tip (HOTTIP) is a putative oncogene in solid tumors. We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the association between HOTTIP expression and clinical outcomes in cancer patients. Eligible studies were collected from a literature search of the online electronic databases of Embase, Web of Science, PubMed and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (up to January 2, 2017). Fixed-effects models were used to compute pooled odds ratios (ORs) and hazard ratios (HRs)...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774890/mir-338-controls-bpa-triggered-pancreatic-islets-insulin-secretory-dysfunction-from-compensation-to-decompensation-by-targeting-pdx-1
#17
Jie Wei, Dongxiao Ding, Tao Wang, Qiong Liu, Yi Lin
Bisphenol A (BPA) can disrupt glucose homeostasis and impair pancreatic islet function; however, the mechanisms behind these effects are poorly understood. Male mice (4 wk old) were treated with BPA (50 or 500 μg/kg/day) for 8 wk. Whole-body glucose homeostasis, pancreatic islet morphology and function, and miR-338-mediated molecular signal transduction analyses were examined. We showed that BPA treatment led to a disruption of glucose tolerance and a compensatory increase of pancreatic islets insulin secretion and pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1 (Pdx1) expression in mice...
August 3, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774834/role-of-forkhead-box-class-o-proteins-in-cancer-progression-and-metastasis
#18
REVIEW
Chang Geun Kim, Hyemin Lee, Nehal Gupta, Sharavan Ramachandran, Itishree Kaushik, Sangeeta Srivastava, Sung-Hoon Kim, Sanjay K Srivastava
It is now widely accepted that several gene alterations including transcription factors are critically involved in cancer progression and metastasis. Forkhead Box Class O proteins (FoxOs) including FoxO1/FKHR, FoxO3/FKHRL1, FoxO4/AFX and FoxO6 transcription factors are known to play key roles in proliferation, apoptosis, metastasis, cell metabolism, aging and cancer biology through their phosphorylation, ubiquitination, acetylation and methylation. Though FoxOs are proved to be mainly regulated by upstream phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway, the role of FoxOs in cancer progression and metastasis still remains unclear so far...
July 31, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771384/vax1-plays-an-indirect-role-in-the-etiology-of-murine-cleft-palate
#19
F Geoghegan, G M Xavier, A A Birjandi, M Seppala, M T Cobourne
Cleft lip with or without palate (CLP) and isolated cleft palate (CP) are common human developmental malformations with a complex etiology that reflects a failure of normal facial development. VAX1 encodes a homeobox-containing transcription factor identified as a candidate gene for CLP in human populations, with targeted deletion in mice associated with multiple anomalies, including disruption of the visual apparatus and basal forebrain, lobar holoprosencephaly, and CP. We have investigated Vax1 function during murine palatogenesis but found no evidence for a direct role in this process...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770970/oxtr-and-zeb1-expression-before-and-after-progesterone-dosing-in-pregnant-women-with-threatened-premature-labor
#20
Y-J Xu, L-D Ren, S-S Zhai, L-M Ran, L-L Hu, X-H Luo, T Hong, R Liu, Y-R Yu, Y-J Ban
OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in the peripheral blood mRNA levels of oxytocin receptor (OXTR) and Zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) before and after progesterone dosing in pregnant women with threatened premature labor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 30 healthy pregnant women with 28- to 33+6-week gestational age and singleton pregnancy (group A) and from 30 pregnant women with singleton pregnancy and threatened premature labor before and 48 hours after progesterone dosing (groups B and C, respectively) for quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assay to assess the OXTR and ZEB1 mRNA levels...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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