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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626237/cd4-t-cells-memorize-obesity-and-promote-weight-regain
#1
Jianghuan Zou, Beibei Lai, Mingzhu Zheng, Qin Chen, Shujun Jiang, Anying Song, Zan Huang, Peiliang Shi, Xin Tu, Di Wang, Linrong Lu, Zhaoyu Lin, Xiang Gao
Body weight regain often causes failure of obesity therapies while the underlying mechanism remains largely unknown. In this study, we report that immune cells, especially CD4+ T cells, mediate the 'memory' of previous obese status. In a weight gain-loss-regain model, we found that C57BL/6J mice with an obesity history showed a much faster rate of body weight regain. This obesity memory could last for at least 2 months after previously obese mice were kept at the same body weight as non-obese mice. Surprisingly, such obesity memory was abrogated by dexamethasone treatment, whereas immunodeficient Rag1(-/-) and H2A(-/-) mice failed to establish such memory...
June 19, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624371/histone-ubiquitination-in-the-dna-damage-response
#2
REVIEW
Michael Uckelmann, Titia K Sixma
DNA double strand breaks need to be repaired in an organized fashion to preserve genomic integrity. In the organization of faithful repair, histone ubiquitination plays a crucial role. Recent findings suggest an integrated model for DNA repair regulation through site-specific histone ubiquitination and crosstalk to other posttranslational modifications. Here we discuss how site-specific histone ubiquitination is achieved on a molecular level and how different multi-protein complexes work together to integrate different histone ubiquitination states...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615297/disruption-of-aneuploidy-and-senescence-induced-by-aurora-inhibition-promotes-intrinsic-apoptosis-in-double-hit-or-double-expressor-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas
#3
Daruka Mahadevan, Shariful Islam, Wenqing Qi, Carla Morales, Laurence Cooke, Catherine Spier, Eric Weterings
Double Hit (DH) or Double Expressor (DE) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs) with translocations and/or over-expressions of MYC and BCL-2, that are difficult to treat. Aurora kinase (AK) inhibition with alisertib in DH/DE-DLBCL induces cell death in ~30%, while ~70% are aneuploid and senescent cells (AASCs), a mitotic escape mechanism contributing to drug resistance. These AASCs elaborated a high metabolic rate by increased AKT/mTOR and ERK/MAPK activity via BTK signaling through the chronic active B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607146/epigenetic-transcriptional-memory-of-gal-genes-depends-on-growth-in-glucose-and-the-tup1-transcription-factor-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#4
Varun Sood, Ivelisse Cajigas, Agustina D'Urso, William H Light, Jason H Brickner
Previously expressed inducible genes can remain poised for faster reactivation for multiple cell divisions, a conserved phenomenon called epigenetic transcriptional memory. The GAL genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae show faster reactivation for up to seven generations after being repressed. During memory, previously produced Gal1 protein enhances the rate of reactivation of GAL1, GAL10, GAL2 and GAL7 These genes also interact with the nuclear pore complex (NPC) and localize to the nuclear periphery both when active and during memory...
June 12, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604691/ino80-exchanges-h2a-z-for-h2a-by-translocating-on-dna-proximal-to-histone-dimers
#5
Sandipan Brahma, Maheshi I Udugama, Jongseong Kim, Arjan Hada, Saurabh K Bhardwaj, Solomon G Hailu, Tae-Hee Lee, Blaine Bartholomew
ATP-dependent chromatin remodellers modulate nucleosome dynamics by mobilizing or disassembling nucleosomes, as well as altering nucleosome composition. These chromatin remodellers generally function by translocating along nucleosomal DNA at the H3-H4 interface of nucleosomes. Here we show that, unlike other remodellers, INO80 translocates along DNA at the H2A-H2B interface of nucleosomes and persistently displaces DNA from the surface of H2A-H2B. DNA translocation and DNA torsional strain created near the entry site of nucleosomes by INO80 promotes both the mobilization of nucleosomes and the selective exchange of H2A...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601068/prevalence-of-autoantibodies-against-3-dg-glycated-h2a-protein-in-type-2-diabetes
#6
J M Ashraf, S M S Abdullah, S Ahmad, S Fatma, M H Baig, J Iqbal, A M Madkhali, A B A Jerah
Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) have been found to be critically involved in initiation or progression of diabetes secondary complications (nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy, and angiopathy). Various hyper-glycating carbonyl compounds such as 3-deoxyglucosone (3-DG) are produced in pathophysiological conditions that form AGEs in high quantity both in vivo and in vitro. In the first stage of this study, we glycated histone H2A protein by 3-DG, and the results showed the formation of various intermediates and AGEs as well as structural changes in the protein...
May 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600196/a-truncated-sph12-38-with-potent-antimicrobial-activity-showing-resistance-against-bacterial-challenge-in-oryzias-melastigma
#7
Xiao-Wan Ma, Lin Hou, Bei Chen, Dan-Qing Fan, Yan-Chao Chen, Ying Yang, Ke-Jian Wang
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) represent an efficient part of innate immunity and are found in a variety of life. Among them Histone 2A (H2A), as a promising class of AMPs, attracts great attention, but the in vivo mechanism of H2A derived AMP is still less known. Based on the acquisition of Sphistin, a synthetic 38-amino acid H2A derived peptide from Scylla paramamosain, as reported in our previous study, was truncated into three short fragments (Sph12-38, Sph20-38 and Sph30-38) and further investigated for its possible functional domains...
June 6, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599419/a-conditionally-replicating-adenovirus-expressing-il-24-acts-synergistically-with-temozolomide-to-enhance-apoptosis-in-melanoma-cells-in-vitro
#8
Zhen Liang, Chun-Sheng Yang, Feng Gu, Lan-Sheng Zhang
Malignant melanoma is characterized by suppressed apoptosis in tumor cells and high levels of invasion. Temozolomide (TMZ) is one of the most effective single chemotherapeutic agents for patients with malignant melanoma, but resistance develops quickly and frequently. Therapeutic cytokines such as interleukin-24 (IL-24) and conditionally replicating adenoviruses have exhibited promising results as complementary therapies. Thus, the present study hypothesized that a conditionally replicating adenovirus expressing IL-24 combined with TMZ may exhibit increased antitumor activity compared with either treatment alone in melanoma A375 and M14 cell lines in vitro...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596781/polycomb-group-proteins-ring1a-and-ring1b-regulate-the-vegetative-phase-transition-in-arabidopsis
#9
Jian Li, Zheng Wang, Yugang Hu, Ying Cao, Ligeng Ma
Polycomb group (PcG) protein-mediated gene silencing is a major regulatory mechanism in higher eukaryotes that affects gene expression at the transcriptional level. Here, we report that two conserved homologous PcG proteins, RING1A and RING1B (RING1A/B), are required for global H2A monoubiquitination (H2Aub) in Arabidopsis. The mutation of RING1A/B increased the expression of members of the SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) gene family and caused an early vegetative phase transition. The early vegetative phase transition observed in ring1a ring1b double mutant plants was dependent on an SPL family gene, and the H2Aub status of the chromatin at SPL locus was dependent on RING1A/B...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596365/pcgf3-5-prc1-initiates-polycomb-recruitment-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
#10
Mafalda Almeida, Greta Pintacuda, Osamu Masui, Yoko Koseki, Michal Gdula, Andrea Cerase, David Brown, Arne Mould, Cassandravictoria Innocent, Manabu Nakayama, Lothar Schermelleh, Tatyana B Nesterova, Haruhiko Koseki, Neil Brockdorff
Recruitment of the Polycomb repressive complexes PRC1 and PRC2 by Xist RNA is an important paradigm for chromatin regulation by long noncoding RNAs. Here, we show that the noncanonical Polycomb group RING finger 3/5 (PCGF3/5)-PRC1 complex initiates recruitment of both PRC1 and PRC2 in response to Xist RNA expression. PCGF3/5-PRC1-mediated ubiquitylation of histone H2A signals recruitment of other noncanonical PRC1 complexes and of PRC2, the latter leading to deposition of histone H3 lysine 27 methylation chromosome-wide...
June 9, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590415/the-dual-roles-of-myc-in-genomic-instability-and-cancer-chemoresistance
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REVIEW
Alpana Kumari, Watson P Folk, Daitoku Sakamuro
Cancer is associated with genomic instability and aging. Genomic instability stimulates tumorigenesis, whereas deregulation of oncogenes accelerates DNA replication and increases genomic instability. It is therefore reasonable to assume a positive feedback loop between genomic instability and oncogenic stress. Consistent with this premise, overexpression of the MYC transcription factor increases the phosphorylation of serine 139 in histone H2AX (member X of the core histone H2A family), which forms so-called γH2AX, the most widely recognized surrogate biomarker of double-stranded DNA breaks (DSBs)...
June 7, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583816/tert-butylhydroquinone-protects-pc12%C3%A2-cells-against-ferrous-sulfate-induced-oxidative-and-inflammatory-injury-via-the-nrf2-are-pathway
#12
Wenzhe Xu, Feng Li, Zhenkuan Xu, Bin Sun, Jingwei Cao, Yuguang Liu
Increasing evidence had proved the critical role of iron in the pathogenesis of numerous neurodegenerative diseases because of its capacity to promote the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) was a metabolite of butylated hydroxyanisole, a widely used food antioxidant. This study was aimed to investigate the protective effects of tBHQ on a cellular model of neurodegenerative disease, which was established in PC12 cells by exposure to ferrous sulfate (FS), and elucidate the potential protective mechanisms...
June 2, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573252/induction-of-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-by-ormenis-eriolepis-a-morrocan-endemic-plant-in-various-human-cancer-cell-lines
#13
Lamiae Belayachi, Clara Aceves-Luquero, Nawel Merghoub, Silvia Fernández de Mattos, Saaîd Amzazi, Priam Villalonga, Youssef Bakri
BACKGROUND: Ormenis eriolepis Coss (Asteraceae) is an endemic Moroccan subspecies, traditionally named "Hellala" or "Fergoga". It's usually used for its hypoglycemic effect as well as for the treatment of stomacal pain. As far as we know, there is no scientific exploration of anti tumoral activity of Ormenis eriolepis extracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this regard, we performed a screening of organic extracts and fractions in a panel of both hematological and solid cancer cell lines, to evaluate the potential in vitro anti tumoral activity and to elucidate the respective mechanisms that may be responsible for growth arrest and cell death induction...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572698/phosphorylation-of-histone-h2a-x-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-may-be-a-useful-marker-for-monitoring-cardiometabolic-risk-in-nondiabetic-individuals
#14
So Ra Yoon, Juhyun Song, Jong Hwa Lee, Oh Yoen Kim
Phosphorylation of H2A.X (serine 139) in the histone H2A family located in the downstream of the DNA damage kinase signaling cascade is an important indicator of DNA damage. Recently, phosphorylation of H2A.X was proposed as a sensitive biomarker of aging. This study investigated if phosphorylation of H2A.X in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) is associated with cardiometabolic risk in nondiabetic individuals. Basic parameters and oxidative stress/inflammatory markers were measured in nondiabetic healthy Koreans (n = 119)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567015/usp22-induces-cisplatin-resistance-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-regulating-%C3%AE-h2ax-mediated-dna-damage-repair-and-ku70-bax-mediated-apoptosis
#15
Aman Wang, Zhen Ning, Chang Lu, Wei Gao, Jinxiao Liang, Qiu Yan, Guang Tan, Jiwei Liu
Resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy is one of the most important reasons for treatment failure in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, but the underlying mechanism is extremely complex and unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the correlation of ubiquitin-specific peptidase 22 (USP22) with acquired resistance to cisplatin in lung adenocarcinoma. In this study, we found that overexpression of USP22 could lead to cisplatin resistance in A549 cells. USP22 and its downstream proteins γH2AX and Sirt1 levels are upregulated in the cisplatin- resistant A549/CDDP cell line...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552960/electrostatic-forces-govern-the-binding-mechanism-of-intrinsically-disordered-histone-chaperones
#16
Chuanbo Liu, Tianshu Wang, Yawen Bai, Jin Wang
A unified picture to understand the protein recognition and function must include the native binding complex structure ensembles and the underlying binding mechanisms involved in specific biological processes. However, quantifications of both binding complex structures and dynamical mechanisms are still challenging for IDP. In this study, we have investigated the underlying molecular mechanism of the chaperone Chz1 and histone H2A.Z-H2B association by equilibrium and kinetic stopped-flow fluorescence spectroscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552470/cd4-t-cells-from-hiv-1-patients-with-impaired-th1-effector-responses-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-exhibit-diminished-histone-and-nucleoprotein-signatures
#17
Lillian Seu, James A Mobley, Paul A Goepfert
HIV+ patients have an increased risk for tuberculosis disease despite clinical management with ARTs. We established a culture model of Mtb-infection in PBMCs from HIV+ PPD+ donors on suppressive ART (median 6.4years) with negligible viral loads (median<50copies/mL) and stable CD4+ T cell counts (517cells/mm^3). We observed that HIV+ patient lymphocytes harbored a recruitment defect to Mtb-infected monocytes. To investigate these immune defects on a per cell basis, purified CD4+ T cells from HIV patients were assessed by label-free quantification protein mass spectrometry...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546332/establishing-177-lu-psma-617-radioligand-therapy-in-a-syngeneic-model-of-murine-prostate-cancer
#18
Wolfgang P Fendler, Andreea D Stuparu, Susan Evans-Axelsson, Katharina Lückerath, Liu Wei, Woosuk Kim, Soumya Poddar, Jonathan Said, Caius G Radu, Matthias Eiber, Johannes Czernin, Roger Slavik, Ken Herrmann
Clinical (177)Lu-PSMA-617 radioligand therapy (RLT) is applied in advanced stage prostate cancer. However, to the best of our knowledge murine models to study the biological effects of various activity levels have not been established. AIM: To optimize specific and total activity for (177)Lu-PSMA-617 RLT in a syngeneic model of murine prostate cancer. Methods: 0.1x106 murine reconstituted, oncogene-driven prostate cancer cells (RM1), transduced to express human prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), were injected into the left flank of C57Bl6 immunocompetent mice...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542641/platelet-proteome-reveals-novel-pathways-of-platelet-activation-and-platelet-mediated-immunoregulation-in-dengue
#19
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 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539635/regulation-of-chloroplast-and-nucleomorph-replication-by-the-cell-cycle-in-the-cryptophyte-guillardia-theta
#20
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
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