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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924851/senescence-novel-insight-into-dlx3-mutations-leading-to-enhanced-bone-formation-in-tricho-dento-osseous-syndrome
#1
Na Zhao, Dong Han, Haochen Liu, Yue Li, Sing-Wai Wong, Zhengyi Cao, Jian Xu, Xiaowei Zhang, Tao Cai, Yixiang Wang, Hailan Feng
The homeodomain transcription factor distal-less homeobox 3 gene (DLX3) is required for hair, tooth and skeletal development. DLX3 mutations have been found to be responsible for Tricho-Dento-Osseous (TDO) syndrome, characterized by kinky hair, thin-pitted enamel and increased bone density. Here we show that the DLX3 mutation (c.533 A>G; Q178R) attenuates osteogenic potential and senescence of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) isolated from a TDO patient, providing a molecular explanation for abnormal increased bone density...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923400/allele-specific-expression-in-the-human-heart-and-its-application-to-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-and-myocardial-ischemia
#2
Martin I Sigurdsson, Louis Saddic, Mahyar Heydarpour, Tzuu-Wang Chang, Prem Shekar, Sary Aranki, Gregory S Couper, Stanton K Shernan, Jon G Seidman, Simon C Body, Jochen D Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Allele-specific expression (ASE) is differential expression of each of the two chromosomal alleles of an autosomal gene. We assessed ASE patterns in the human left atrium (LA, n = 62) and paired samples from the left ventricle (LV, n = 76) before and after ischemia, and tested the utility of differential ASE to identify genes associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (poAF) and myocardial ischemia. METHODS: Following genotyping from whole blood and whole-genome sequencing of LA and LV samples, we called ASE using sequences overlapping heterozygous SNPs using rigorous quality control to minimize false ASE calling...
December 6, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918939/the-shady-side-of-leaf-development-the-role-of-the-revoluta-kanadi1-module-in-leaf-patterning-and-auxin-mediated-growth-promotion
#3
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Paz Merelo, Esther Botterweg Paredes, Marcus G Heisler, Stephan Wenkel
Leaves are present in all land plants and are specialized organs for light harvesting. They arise at the flanks of the shoot apical meristem (SAM), and develop into lamina structures that exhibit adaxial/abaxial (upper/lower side of the leaf) polarity. At the molecular level, an intricate regulatory network determines ad-/abaxial polarity in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves, where the Class III Homeodomain Leucine Zipper (HD-ZIPIII) and KANADI (KAN) proteins are key mediators. The HD-ZIPIII REVOLUTA (REV) is expressed in the adaxial domain of lateral organs, whereas KAN1 is involved in abaxial differentiation...
December 2, 2016: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917906/novel-human-mutation-and-crispr-cas-genome-edited-mice-reveal-the-importance-of-c-terminal-domain-of-msx1-in-tooth-and-palate-development
#4
Silvia Naomi Mitsui, Akihiro Yasue, Kiyoshi Masuda, Takuya Naruto, Yoshiyuki Minegishi, Seiichi Oyadomari, Sumihare Noji, Issei Imoto, Eiji Tanaka
Several mutations, located mainly in the MSX1 homeodomain, have been identified in non-syndromic tooth agenesis predominantly affecting premolars and third molars. We identified a novel frameshift mutation of the highly conserved C-terminal domain of MSX1, known as Msx homology domain 6 (MH6), in a Japanese family with non-syndromic tooth agenesis. To investigate the importance of MH6 in tooth development, Msx1 was targeted in mice with CRISPR/Cas system. Although heterozygous MH6 disruption did not alter craniofacial development, homozygous mice exhibited agenesis of lower incisors with or without cleft palate at E16...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913887/transcriptomics-analysis-of-hulless-barley-during-grain-development-with-a-focus-on-starch-biosynthesis
#5
Yawei Tang, Xingquan Zeng, Yulin Wang, Lijun Bai, Qijun Xu, Zexiu Wei, Hongjun Yuan, Tashi Nyima
Hulless barley, with its unique nutritional value and potential health benefits, has increasingly attracted attentions in recent years. However, the transcription dynamics during hulless barley grain development is not well understood. In the present study, we investigated the transcriptome changes during barley grain development using Illumina paired-end RNA-sequencing. Two datasets of the developing grain transcriptomes from two barley landraces with the differential seed starch synthesis traits were generated, and comparative transcriptome approach in both genotypes was performed...
December 2, 2016: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913634/comparative-analysis-highlights-variable-genome-content-of-wheat-rusts-and-divergence-of-the-mating-loci
#6
Christina A Cuomo, Guus Bakkeren, Hala Badr Khalil, Vinay Panwar, David Joly, Rob Linning, Sharadha Sakthikumar, Xiao Song, Xian Adiconis, Lin Fan, Jonathan M Goldberg, Joshua Z Levin, Sarah Young, Qiandong Zeng, Yehoshua Anikster, Myron Bruce, Meinan Wang, Chuntao Yin, Brent McCallum, Les J Szabo, Scot Hulbert, Xiaming Chen, John P Fellers
Three members of the Puccinia genus, P. triticina (Pt), P. striiformis f.sp. tritici (Pst), and P. graminis f.sp. tritici (Pgt), cause the most common and often most significant foliar diseases of wheat. While similar in biology and life cycle, each species is uniquely adapted and specialized. The genomes of Pt and Pst were sequenced and compared to that of Pgt to identify common and distinguishing gene content, to determine gene variation among wheat rust pathogens, other rust fungi and basidiomycetes, and to identify genes of significance for infection...
December 2, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904570/existence-of-mutations-in-the-homeodomain-encoding-region-of-nkx2-5-gene-in-iranian-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
#7
Majid Kheirollahi, Fereshteh Khosravi, Saeideh Ashouri, Alireza Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), the most common cyanotic heart defect and one of the most common congenital heart diseases, occurs mostly sporadically and nonsyndromically. The underlying molecular genetic mechanism is not known. Therefore, the existence of mutations in the homeodomain-encoding region of NKX2.5 gene in Iranian patients with tetralogy of Fallot is evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, we analyzed the peripheral blood samples of27 patients in order to find any mutation in the 180 bp homeodomain-encoding region of NKX2...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901482/hyperglycemia-triggers-hipk2-protein-degradation
#8
Silvia Baldari, Alessia Garufi, Marisa Granato, Laura Cuomo, Giuseppa Pistritto, Mara Cirone, Gabriella D'Orazi
Homeodomain interacting protein kinase-2 (HIPK2) is an evolutionary conserved kinase that modulates several key molecular pathways to restrain tumor growth and induce p53-depending apoptotic cell-death in response to anticancer therapies. HIPK2 silencing in cancer cells leads to chemoresistance and cancer progression, in part due to p53 inhibition. Recently, hyperglycemia has been shown to reduce p53 phosphorylation at serine 46 (Ser46), the target residue of HIPK2, thus impairing p53 apoptotic function. Here we asked whether hyperglycemia could, upstream of p53, target HIPK2...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890429/knockdown-of-hipk2-attenuates-the-pro-fibrogenic-response-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1
#9
Ping He, Zu-Jiang Yu, Chang-Yu Sun, Shu-Jie Jiao, He-Qing Jiang
Homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2), a member of HIPKs family, is considered as a key regulator in fibrosis. However, the roles of HIPK2 in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation and liver fibrosis are still unclear. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the roles of HIPK2 in HSCs activation and liver fibrosis. Our results showed that HIPK2 expression was significantly up-regulated in liver fibrotic tissues and TGF-β1-treated HSCs. Knockdown of HIPK2 significantly inhibited TGF-β1-induced HSCs proliferation, as well as decreased the expression levels of α-SMA and collagen I...
November 24, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888122/the-sunflower-transcription-factor-hahb11-confers-tolerance-to-water-deficit-and-salinity-to-transgenic-arabidopsis-and-alfalfa-plants
#10
Julieta V Cabello, Jorge I Giacomelli, María C Gómez, Raquel L Chan
Homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) transcription factors are unique to the plant kingdom; members of subfamily I are known to be involved in abiotic stress responses. HaHB11 belongs to this subfamily and it was previously shown that it is able to confer improved yield and tolerance to flooding via a quiescent strategy. Here we show that HaHB11 expression is induced by ABA, NaCl and water deficit in sunflower seedlings and leaves. Arabidopsis transgenic plants expressing HaHB11, controlled either by its own promoter or by the constitutive 35S CaMV, presented rolled leaves and longer roots than WT when grown under standard conditions...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884605/arsenic-induced-activation-of-the-homeodomain-interacting-protein-kinase-2-hipk2-to-camp-response-element-binding-protein-creb-axis
#11
Kazunori Hashimoto, Yoshiaki Tsuji
CREB (cAMP-response element binding protein) plays key transcriptional roles in cell metabolism, proliferation, and survival. Ser133 phosphorylation by protein kinase A (PKA) is a well-characterized CREB activation mechanism. HIPK2 (homeodomain interacting protein kinase 2), a nuclear serine/threonine kinase, activates CREB through Ser271 phosphorylation; however, the regulatory mechanism remains uncharacterized. Transfection of CREB in HEK293 cells together with the kinase demonstrated that HIPK2 phosphorylated CREB at Ser271 but not Ser133, likewise PKA phosphorylated CREB at Ser133 but not Ser271, suggesting two distinct CREB regulatory mechanisms by HIPK2 and PKA...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879388/an-ethylene-induced-regulatory-module-delays-flower-senescence-by-regulating-cytokinin-content
#12
Lin Wu, Nan Ma, Yangchao Jia, Yi Zhang, Ming Feng, Cai-Zhong Jiang, Chao Ma, Junping Gao
In many plant species, including rose (Rosa hybrida), flower senescence is promoted by the gaseous hormone, ethylene, and inhibited by cytokinin (CTK) class of hormones. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these antagonistic effects are not well understood. In this current study, we characterized the association between a pathogenesis related PR-10 family gene from rose (RhPR10.1) and the hormonal regulation of flower senescence. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis showed that the RhPR10.1 was expressed at high levels during senescence in different floral organs, including petal, sepal, receptacle, stamen, and pistil, and that expression was induced by ethylene treatment...
November 22, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871855/histone-deacetylase-1-hdac1-regulates-retinal-development-through-a-pax6-dependent-pathway
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Chul-Hong Kim, Mi-Jin An, Dae-Hyun Kim, Jung-Woong Kim
Cell fate determination is tightly controlled by the expression of transcription factors and gene regulatory networks. PAX6 is a transcription factor containing a DNA-binding paired-box domain and homeobox domain that plays a key role in the development of the eye, brain, and pancreas. Here, we showed that histone deacetyltransferase 1 (HDAC1) is a novel binding partner of PAX6 in newborn mouse retinas. We also showed that HDAC1 specifically binds to the paired and transactivation domains of PAX6, and these physical interactions were required for effective repression of PAX6 transcriptional activity during retinal development...
November 18, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867470/effect-of-sevoflurane-anesthesia-on-the-comprehensive-mrna-expression-profile-of-the-mouse-hippocampus
#14
Tomo Hayase, Shunsuke Tachibana, Michiaki Yamakage
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common complication after general anesthesia. Recent studies suggested that the hippocampus is involved in PONV. Hypothesising that hippocampal dopaminergic neurons are related to PONV, we examined the comprehensive mRNA profile of the hippocampus, using a sevoflurane-treated mouse model to confirm this. This study was conducted after approval from our institutional animal ethics committee, the Animal Research Center of Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine (project number: 12-033)...
April 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853240/modulation-of-light-driven-arousal-by-lim-homeodomain-transcription-factor-apterous-in-large-pdf-positive-lateral-neurons-of-the-drosophila-brain
#15
Naoto Shimada, Show Inami, Shoma Sato, Toshihiro Kitamoto, Takaomi Sakai
Apterous (Ap), the best studied LIM-homeodomain transcription factor in Drosophila, cooperates with the cofactor Chip (Chi) to regulate transcription of specific target genes. Although Ap regulates various developmental processes, its function in the adult brain remains unclear. Here, we report that Ap and Chi in the neurons expressing PDF, a neuropeptide, play important roles in proper sleep/wake regulation in adult flies. PDF-expressing neurons consist of two neuronal clusters: small ventral-lateral neurons (s-LNvs) acting as the circadian pacemaker and large ventral-lateral neurons (l-LNvs) regulating light-driven arousal...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848019/non-specificity-of-transcription-factor-function-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#16
Anthony Percival-Smith
A major problem in developmental genetics is how HOX transcription factors, like Proboscipedia (PB) and Ultrabithorax (UBX), regulate distinct programs of gene expression to result in a proboscis versus a haltere, respectively, when the DNA-binding homeodomain (HD) of HOX transcription factors recognizes similar DNA-binding sequences. Indeed, the lack of DNA-binding specificity is a problem for all transcription factors (TFs), as the DNA-binding domains generally recognize small targets of five to six bases in length...
November 15, 2016: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820671/contribution-of-lhx4-mutations-to-pituitary-deficits-in-a-cohort-of-417-unrelated-patients
#17
Enzo Cohen, Mohamad Maghnie, Nathalie Collot, Juliane Leger, Florence Dastot, Michel Polak, Sophie Rose, Philippe Touraine, Philippe Duquesnoy, Maïté Tauber, Bruno Copin, Anne-Marie Bertrand, Frederic Brioude, Daniela Larizza, Thomas Edouard, Laura González Briceño, Irène Netchine, Isabelle Oliver-Petit, Marie-Laure Sobrier, Serge Amselem, Marie Legendre
CONTEXT: LHX4 encodes a LIM-homeodomain transcription factor implicated in early pituitary development. In humans, only 13 heterozygous LHX4 mutations have been associated with congenital hypopituitarism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of LHX4 mutations in patients with hypopituitarism, and to precise the associated phenotypes. To characterize the functional impact of the identified variants and the respective role of the two LIM domains of LHX4. PATIENTS AND DESIGN: We screened 417 unrelated patients with isolated growth hormone deficiency or combined pituitary hormone deficiency associated with ectopic posterior pituitary and/or sella turcica anomalies for LHX4 mutations (Sanger sequencing)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819291/isl1-based-lim-complexes-control-slit2-transcription-in-developing-cranial-motor-neurons
#18
Kyung-Tai Kim, Namhee Kim, Hwan-Ki Kim, Hojae Lee, Hannah N Gruner, Peter Gergics, Chungoo Park, Grant S Mastick, Hae-Chul Park, Mi-Ryoung Song
LIM-homeodomain (HD) transcription factors form a multimeric complex and assign neuronal subtype identities, as demonstrated by the hexameric ISL1-LHX3 complex which gives rise to somatic motor (SM) neurons. However, the roles of combinatorial LIM code in motor neuron diversification and their subsequent differentiation is much less well understood. In the present study, we demonstrate that the ISL1 controls postmitotic cranial branchiomotor (BM) neurons including the positioning of the cell bodies and peripheral axon pathfinding...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819261/sirt1-deacetylates-the-cardiac-transcription-factor-nkx2-5-and-inhibits-its-transcriptional-activity
#19
Xiaoqiang Tang, Han Ma, Lei Han, Wei Zheng, Yun-Biao Lu, Xiao-Feng Chen, Shu-Ting Liang, Gong-Hong Wei, Zhu-Qin Zhang, Hou-Zao Chen, De-Pei Liu
The homeodomain transcription factor Nkx2.5/Csx is critically essential for heart specification, morphogenesis, and homeostasis. Acetylation/deacetylation is important for the localization, stability and activation of transcription factors. It remains unknown how Nkx2.5 is deacetylated and how Nkx2.5 acetylation determines its activity. In this study, we provide evidence that the NAD(+)-dependent class III protein deacetylase SIRT1 deacetylates Nkx2.5 in cardiomyocytes and represses the transcriptional activity of Nkx2...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812132/the-human-mixed-lineage-leukemia-5-mll5-a-sequentially-and-structurally-divergent-set-domain-containing-protein-with-no-intrinsic-catalytic-activity
#20
Sarah Mas-Y-Mas, Marta Barbon, Catherine Teyssier, Hélène Déméné, João E Carvalho, Louise E Bird, Andrey Lebedev, Juliana Fattori, Michael Schubert, Christian Dumas, William Bourguet, Albane le Maire
Mixed Lineage Leukemia 5 (MLL5) plays a key role in hematopoiesis, spermatogenesis and cell cycle progression. Chromatin binding is ensured by its plant homeodomain (PHD) through a direct interaction with the N-terminus of histone H3 (H3). In addition, MLL5 contains a Su(var)3-9, Enhancer of zeste, Trithorax (SET) domain, a protein module that usually displays histone lysine methyltransferase activity. We report here the crystal structure of the unliganded SET domain of human MLL5 at 2.1 Å resolution. Although it shows most of the canonical features of other SET domains, both the lack of key residues and the presence in the SET-I subdomain of an unusually large loop preclude the interaction of MLL5 SET with its cofactor and substrate...
2016: PloS One
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