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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542641/platelet-proteome-reveals-novel-pathways-of-platelet-activation-and-platelet-mediated-immunoregulation-in-dengue
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Monique Ramos de Oliveira Trugilho, Eugenio Damaceno Hottz, Giselle Villa Flor Brunoro, André Teixeira-Ferreira, Paulo Costa Carvalho, Gustavo Adolfo Salazar, Guy A Zimmerman, Fernando A Bozza, Patrícia T Bozza, Jonas Perales
Dengue is the most prevalent human arbovirus disease worldwide. Dengue virus (DENV) infection causes syndromes varying from self-limiting febrile illness to severe dengue. Although dengue pathophysiology is not completely understood, it is widely accepted that increased inflammation plays important roles in dengue pathogenesis. Platelets are blood cells classically known as effectors of hemostasis which have been increasingly recognized to have major immune and inflammatory activities. Nevertheless, the phenotype and effector functions of platelets in dengue pathogenesis are not completely understood...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539635/regulation-of-chloroplast-and-nucleomorph-replication-by-the-cell-cycle-in-the-cryptophyte-guillardia-theta
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Ryo Onuma, Neha Mishra, Shin-Ya Miyagishima
The chloroplasts of cryptophytes arose through a secondary endosymbiotic event in which a red algal endosymbiont was integrated into a previously nonphotosynthetic eukaryote. The cryptophytes retain a remnant of the endosymbiont nucleus (nucleomorph) that is replicated once in the cell cycle along with the chloroplast. To understand how the chloroplast, nucleomorph and host cell divide in a coordinated manner, we examined the expression of genes/proteins that are related to nucleomorph replication and chloroplast division as well as the timing of nuclear and nucleomorph DNA synthesis in the cryptophyte Guillardia theta...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534590/generation-of-wheat-gluten-hydrolysates-with-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-dpp-iv-inhibitory-properties
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A B Nongonierma, M Hennemann, S Paolella, R J FitzGerald
Wheat gluten, a Pro-rich dietary protein, was investigated for its potential to produce dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitory peptides during enzymatic hydrolysis with Debitrase HYW20. Nine gluten hydrolysates (H1-H9) were generated using a 2 factor × 3 level design of experiments (DOE) including the incubation temperature (40, 50 and 60 °C) and the enzyme: substrate ratio (E : S, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5% (w/w)). Their DPP-IV half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) ranged from 0.24 ± 0.02 (H9) to 0...
May 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532323/quantitative-regulation-of-histone-variant-h2a-z-during-cell-cycle-by-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-and-sumo-targeted-ubiquitin-ligases
#4
Daisuke Takahashi, Yuki Orihara, Saho Kitagawa, Masayuki Kusakabe, Takahiro Shintani, Yukako Oma, Masahiko Harata
Quantitative control of histones and histone variants during cell cycle is relevant to their epigenetic functions. We found that the level of yeast histone variant H2A.Z in the G2/M-phase is actively kept low by the ubiquitin proteasome system and SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligases. Overexpression of H2A.Z induced defects in mitotic progression, suggesting functional importance of this quantitative control.
May 22, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529619/effects-of-prolonged-exposure-to-low-dose-metformin-in-thyroid-cancer-cell-lines
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Safar Kheder, Karen Sisley, Sirwan Hadad, Sabapathy P Balasubramanian
Background: Thyroid cancer is generally associated with an excellent prognosis, but there is significant long-term morbidity with standard treatment. Some sub-types however have a poor prognosis. Metformin, an oral anti-diabetic drug is shown to have anti-cancer effects in several types of cancer (breast, lung and ovarian cancer). The proposed mechanisms include activation of the Adenosine Mono-phosphate-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) pathway and inhibition of the mTOR pathway (which promotes growth and proliferation)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526910/expression-and-regulation-of-type-2a-protein-phosphatases-and-alpha4-signalling-in-cardiac-health-and-hypertrophy
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Olga Eleftheriadou, Andrii Boguslavskyi, Michael R Longman, Jonathan Cowan, Asvi Francois, Richard J Heads, Brian E Wadzinski, Ali Ryan, Michael J Shattock, Andrew K Snabaitis
Cardiac physiology and hypertrophy are regulated by the phosphorylation status of many proteins, which is partly controlled by a poorly defined type 2A protein phosphatase-alpha4 intracellular signalling axis. Quantitative PCR analysis revealed that mRNA levels of the type 2A catalytic subunits were differentially expressed in H9c2 cardiomyocytes (PP2ACβ > PP2ACα > PP4C > PP6C), NRVM (PP2ACβ > PP2ACα = PP4C = PP6C), and adult rat ventricular myocytes (PP2ACα > PP2ACβ > PP6C > PP4C)...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525740/rnf8-and-ube2s-dependent-ubiquitin-lysine-11-linkage-modification-in-response-to-dna-damage
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Atanu Paul, Bin Wang
Ubiquitin modification of proteins plays pivotal roles in the cellular response to DNA damage. Given the complexity of ubiquitin conjugation due to the formation of poly-conjugates of different linkages, functional roles of linkage-specific ubiquitin modification at DNA damage sites are largely unclear. We identify that Lys11-linkage ubiquitin modification occurs at DNA damage sites in an ATM-dependent manner, and ubiquitin-modifying enzymes, including Ube2S E2-conjugating enzyme and RNF8 E3 ligase, are responsible for the assembly of Lys11-linkage conjugates on damaged chromatin, including histone H2A/H2AX...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521766/the-histone-h3-variant-h3-3-regulates-gene-body-dna-methylation-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Heike Wollmann, Hume Stroud, Ramesh Yelagandula, Yoshiaki Tarutani, Danhua Jiang, Li Jing, Bhagyshree Jamge, Hidenori Takeuchi, Sarah Holec, Xin Nie, Tetsuji Kakutani, Steven E Jacobsen, Frédéric Berger
BACKGROUND: Gene bodies of vertebrates and flowering plants are occupied by the histone variant H3.3 and DNA methylation. The origin and significance of these profiles remain largely unknown. DNA methylation and H3.3 enrichment profiles over gene bodies are correlated and both have a similar dependence on gene transcription levels. This suggests a mechanistic link between H3.3 and gene body methylation. RESULTS: We engineered an H3.3 knockdown in Arabidopsis thaliana and observed transcription reduction that predominantly affects genes responsive to environmental cues...
May 18, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514650/the-ino80-complex-removes-h2a-z-to-promote-presynaptic-filament-formation-during-homologous-recombination
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Claudio A Lademann, Jörg Renkawitz, Boris Pfander, Stefan Jentsch
The INO80 complex (INO80-C) is an evolutionarily conserved nucleosome remodeler that acts in transcription, replication, and genome stability. It is required for resistance against genotoxic agents and is involved in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by homologous recombination (HR). However, the causes of the HR defect in INO80-C mutant cells are controversial. Here, we unite previous findings using a system to study HR with high spatial resolution in budding yeast. We find that INO80-C has at least two distinct functions during HR-DNA end resection and presynaptic filament formation...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506460/mechanisms-of-ubiquitin-nucleosome-recognition-and-regulation-of-53bp1-chromatin-recruitment-by-rnf168-169-and-rad18
#10
Qi Hu, Maria Victoria Botuyan, Gaofeng Cui, Debiao Zhao, Georges Mer
The protein 53BP1 plays a central regulatory role in DNA double-strand break repair. 53BP1 relocates to chromatin by recognizing RNF168-mediated mono-ubiquitylation of histone H2A Lys15 in the nucleosome core particle dimethylated at histone H4 Lys20 (NCP-ubme). 53BP1 relocation is terminated by ubiquitin ligases RNF169 and RAD18 via unknown mechanisms. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and biochemistry, we show that RNF169 bridges ubiquitin and histone surfaces, stabilizing a pre-existing ubiquitin orientation in NCP-ubme to form a high-affinity complex...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497540/meikin-associated-polo-like-kinase-specifies-bub1-distribution-in-meiosis-i
#11
Seira Miyazaki, Jihye Kim, Yuya Yamagishi, Tadashi Ishiguro, Yuki Okada, Yuji Tanno, Takeshi Sakuno, Yoshinori Watanabe
In meiosis I, sister chromatids are captured by microtubules emanating from the same pole (mono-orientation), and centromeric cohesion is protected throughout anaphase. Shugoshin, which is localized to centromeres depending on the phosphorylation of histone H2A by Bub1 kinase, plays a central role in protecting meiotic cohesin Rec8 from separase cleavage. Another key meiotic kinetochore factor, meikin, may regulate cohesion protection, although the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we show that fission yeast Moa1 (meikin), which associates stably with CENP-C during meiosis I, recruits Plo1 (polo-like kinase) to the kinetochores and phosphorylates Spc7 (KNL1) to accumulate Bub1...
May 12, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497500/adverse-effects-of-leptin-on-histone-to-protamine-transition-during-spermatogenesis-are-prevented-by-melatonin-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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F A Almabhouh, H J Singh
This study examines the effect of melatonin on leptin-induced changes in transition of histone to protamine in adult rats during spermatogenesis. Twelve-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomised into control, leptin-, leptin-melatonin-10-, leptin-melatonin-20- and melatonin-10-treated groups with six rats per group. Leptin was given via intraperitoneal injections (i.p.) daily for 42 days (60 μg/kg body weight). Rats in the leptin- and melatonin-treated groups were given either 10 or 20 mg day(-1)  kg(-1) body weight of leptin in drinking water...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492345/the-focinator-v2-0-graphical-interface-four-channels-colocalization-analysis-and-cell-phase-identification
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Sebastian Oeck, Nathalie M Malewicz, Sebastian Hurst, Klaudia Al-Refae, Adam Krysztofiak, Verena Jendrossek
The quantitative analysis of foci plays an important role in various cell biological methods. In the fields of radiation biology and experimental oncology, the effect of ionizing radiation, chemotherapy or molecularly targeted drugs on DNA damage induction and repair is frequently performed by the analysis of protein clusters or phosphorylated proteins recruited to so called repair foci at DNA damage sites, involving for example γ-H2A.X, 53BP1 or RAD51. We recently developed "The Focinator" as a reliable and fast tool for automated quantitative and qualitative analysis of nuclei and DNA damage foci...
May 11, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491095/angelica-sinensis-polysaccharide-prevents-hematopoietic-stem-cells-senescence-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mouse-model
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Xinyi Mu, Yanyan Zhang, Jing Li, Jieyu Xia, Xiongbin Chen, Pengwei Jing, Xiaoying Song, Lu Wang, Yaping Wang
Age-related regression in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSC/HPCs) limits replenishment of the blood and immune system and hence contributes to hematopoietic diseases and declined immunity. In this study, we employed D-gal-induced aging mouse model and observed the antiaging effects of Angelica Sinensis Polysaccharide (ASP), a major active ingredient in dong quai (Chinese Angelica Sinensis), on the Sca-1(+) HSC/HPCs in vivo. ASP treatment prevents HSC/HPCs senescence with decreased AGEs levels in the serum, reduced SA-β-Gal positive cells, and promoted CFU-Mix formation in the D-gal administrated mouse...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490494/structural-basis-for-spumavirus-gag-tethering-to-chromatin
#15
Paul Lesbats, Erik Serrao, Daniel P Maskell, Valerie E Pye, Nicola O'Reilly, Dirk Lindemann, Alan N Engelman, Peter Cherepanov
The interactions between a retrovirus and host cell chromatin that underlie integration and provirus expression are poorly understood. The prototype foamy virus (PFV) structural protein GAG associates with chromosomes via a chromatin-binding sequence (CBS) located within its C-terminal region. Here, we show that the PFV CBS is essential and sufficient for a direct interaction with nucleosomes and present a crystal structure of the CBS bound to a mononucleosome. The CBS interacts with the histone octamer, engaging the H2A-H2B acidic patch in a manner similar to other acidic patch-binding proteins such as herpesvirus latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA)...
May 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489069/histone-variant-h2a-j-accumulates-in-senescent-cells-and-promotes-inflammatory-gene-expression
#16
Kévin Contrepois, Clément Coudereau, Bérénice A Benayoun, Nadine Schuler, Pierre-François Roux, Oliver Bischof, Régis Courbeyrette, Cyril Carvalho, Jean-Yves Thuret, Zhihai Ma, Céline Derbois, Marie-Claire Nevers, Hervé Volland, Christophe E Redon, William M Bonner, Jean-François Deleuze, Clotilde Wiel, David Bernard, Michael P Snyder, Claudia E Rübe, Robert Olaso, François Fenaille, Carl Mann
The senescence of mammalian cells is characterized by a proliferative arrest in response to stress and the expression of an inflammatory phenotype. Here we show that histone H2A.J, a poorly studied H2A variant found only in mammals, accumulates in human fibroblasts in senescence with persistent DNA damage. H2A.J also accumulates in mice with aging in a tissue-specific manner and in human skin. Knock-down of H2A.J inhibits the expression of inflammatory genes that contribute to the senescent-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), and over expression of H2A...
May 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487971/azidothymidine-inhibits-cell-growth-and-telomerase-activity-and-induces-dna-damage-in-human-esophageal-cancer
#17
Haoli Wang, Jianwen Zhou, Qiong He, Yu Dong, Yanhui Liu
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common type of malignancies. Telomerase activity, which is absent or weakly detected in the majority of human somatic cells, is elevated in esophageal cancer. Although azidothymidine (AZT), a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, has been utilized as a treatment for tumors, its role in treating esophageal cancer has not been confirmed. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of AZT on telomerase activity and the proliferation of the human esophageal cancer cell line TE‑11...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475736/chd1-regulates-cell-fate-determination-by-activation-of-differentiation-induced-genes
#18
Simon J Baumgart, Zeynab Najafova, Tareq Hossan, Wanhua Xie, Sankari Nagarajan, Vijayalakshmi Kari, Nicholas Ditzel, Moustapha Kassem, Steven A Johnsen
The coordinated temporal and spatial activation of gene expression is essential for proper stem cell differentiation. The Chromodomain Helicase DNA-binding protein 1 (CHD1) is a chromatin remodeler closely associated with transcription and nucleosome turnover downstream of the transcriptional start site (TSS). In this study, we show that CHD1 is required for the induction of osteoblast-specific gene expression, extracellular-matrix mineralization and ectopic bone formation in vivo. Genome-wide occupancy analyses revealed increased CHD1 occupancy around the TSS of differentiation-activated genes...
May 5, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475176/sly-regulates-genes-involved-in-chromatin-remodeling-and-interacts-with-tbl1xr1-during-sperm-differentiation
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Charlotte Moretti, Maria-Elisabetta Serrentino, Côme Ialy-Radio, Marion Delessard, Tatiana A Soboleva, Frederic Tores, Marjorie Leduc, Patrick Nitschké, Joel R Drevet, David J Tremethick, Daniel Vaiman, Ayhan Kocer, Julie Cocquet
Sperm differentiation requires unique transcriptional regulation and chromatin remodeling after meiosis to ensure proper compaction and protection of the paternal genome. Abnormal sperm chromatin remodeling can induce sperm DNA damage, embryo lethality and male infertility, yet, little is known about the factors which regulate this process. Deficiency in Sly, a mouse Y chromosome-encoded gene expressed only in postmeiotic male germ cells, has been shown to result in the deregulation of hundreds of sex chromosome-encoded genes associated with multiple sperm differentiation defects and subsequent male infertility...
June 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475175/nucleosome-eviction-along-with-h3k9ac-deposition-enhances-sox2-binding-during-human-neuroectodermal-commitment
#20
Yanhua Du, Zhenping Liu, Xinkai Cao, Xiaolong Chen, Zhenyu Chen, Xiaobai Zhang, Xiaoqing Zhang, Cizhong Jiang
Neuroectoderm is an important neural precursor. However, chromatin remodeling and its epigenetic regulatory roles during the differentiation of human neuroectodermal cells (hNECs) from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) remain largely unexplored. Here, we obtained hNECs through directed differentiation from hESCs, and determined chromatin states in the two cell types. Upon differentiation, H2A.Z-mediated nucleosome depletion leads to an open chromatin structure in promoters and upregulates expression of neuroectodermal genes...
June 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
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