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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715449/a-unique-enhancer-boundary-complex-on-the-mouse-ribosomal-rna-genes-persists-after-loss-of-rrn3-or-ubf-and-the-inactivation-of-rna-polymerase-i-transcription
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Chelsea Herdman, Jean-Clement Mars, Victor Y Stefanovsky, Michel G Tremblay, Marianne Sabourin-Felix, Helen Lindsay, Mark D Robinson, Tom Moss
Transcription of the several hundred of mouse and human Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes accounts for the majority of RNA synthesis in the cell nucleus and is the determinant of cytoplasmic ribosome abundance, a key factor in regulating gene expression. The rRNA genes, referred to globally as the rDNA, are clustered as direct repeats at the Nucleolar Organiser Regions, NORs, of several chromosomes, and in many cells the active repeats are transcribed at near saturation levels. The rDNA is also a hotspot of recombination and chromosome breakage, and hence understanding its control has broad importance...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703327/testing-the-situationism-scale-in-europe-scale-validation-self-regulation-and-regional-differences
#2
Megan E Roberts, Lisa Wagner, Saša Zorjan, Enikö Nèmeth, Désie van Toor, Michał Czaplinski
The term situationism refers to an individual's belief about the importance of a behaviour's context. This study tested whether the degree of situationism expressed by individuals in various regions of Europe was consistent with self-regulation and cross-cultural theories. The English version of a Situationism Scale (measuring beliefs about the relation between the environment and one's own behaviour) was translated into five additional languages: Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian and Slovenian. Young adults (N = 1106, MAge  = 22...
August 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701382/reduced-orbitofrontal-cortical-volume-is-associated-with-interdependent-self-construal
#3
Shinobu Kitayama, Kuniaki Yanagisawa, Ayahito Ito, Ryuhei Ueda, Yukiko Uchida, Nobuhito Abe
Interdependent self-construal refers to a view of the self as embedded in relationships with others. Prior work suggests that this construal is linked to a strong value placed on social obligations and duties. Interdependent people are therefore cognitively attuned to others and various social events in their surroundings while down-regulating their personal goals. In the present work, we examined whether structural properties of the brain predict interdependent self-construal. We performed a structural magnetic resonance imaging on 135 Japanese young adults while assessing (i) independent and interdependent self-construals and (ii) the degree to which individuals form vivid images of external objects (object imagery)...
July 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698367/structure-of-the-arabidopsis-topless-corepressor-provides-insight-into-the-evolution-of-transcriptional-repression
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Raquel Martin-Arevalillo, Max H Nanao, Antoine Larrieu, Thomas Vinos-Poyo, David Mast, Carlos Galvan-Ampudia, Géraldine Brunoud, Teva Vernoux, Renaud Dumas, François Parcy
Transcriptional repression involves a class of proteins called corepressors that link transcription factors to chromatin remodeling complexes. In plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana, the most prominent corepressor is TOPLESS (TPL), which plays a key role in hormone signaling and development. Here we present the crystallographic structure of the Arabidopsis TPL N-terminal region comprising the LisH and CTLH (C-terminal to LisH) domains and a newly identified third region, which corresponds to a CRA domain. Comparing the structure of TPL with the mammalian TBL1, which shares a similar domain structure and performs a parallel corepressor function, revealed that the plant TPLs have evolved a new tetramerization interface and unique and highly conserved surface for interaction with repressors...
July 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690114/maintenance-of-miranda-localization-in-drosophila-neuroblasts-involves-interaction-with-the-cognate-mrna
#5
Anne Ramat, Matthew Hannaford, Jens Januschke
How cells position their proteins is a key problem in cell biology. Targeting mRNAs to distinct regions of the cytoplasm contributes to protein localization by providing local control over translation. Here, we reveal that an interdependence of a protein and cognate mRNA maintains asymmetric protein distribution in mitotic Drosophila neural stem cells. We tagged endogenous mRNA or protein products of the gene miranda that is required for fate determination with GFP. We find that the mRNA localizes like the protein it encodes in a basal crescent in mitosis...
July 5, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683440/genetics-of-cerebellar-and-neocortical-expansion-in-anthropoid-primates-a-comparative-approach
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Peter W Harrison, Stephen H Montgomery
What adaptive changes in brain structure and function underpin the evolution of increased cognitive performance in humans and our close relatives? Identifying the genetic basis of brain evolution has become a major tool in answering this question. Numerous cases of positive selection, altered gene expression or gene duplication have been identified that may contribute to the evolution of the neocortex, which is widely assumed to play a predominant role in cognitive evolution. However, the components of the neocortex co-evolve with other functionally interdependent regions of the brain, most notably in the cerebellum...
July 6, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673972/fancm-brca1-and-blm-cooperatively-resolve-the-replication-stress-at-the-alt-telomeres
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Xiaolei Pan, William C Drosopoulos, Louisa Sethi, Advaitha Madireddy, Carl L Schildkraut, Dong Zhang
In the mammalian genome, certain genomic loci/regions pose greater challenges to the DNA replication machinery (i.e., the replisome) than others. Such known genomic loci/regions include centromeres, common fragile sites, subtelomeres, and telomeres. However, the detailed mechanism of how mammalian cells cope with the replication stress at these loci/regions is largely unknown. Here we show that depletion of FANCM, or of one of its obligatory binding partners, FAAP24, MHF1, and MHF2, induces replication stress primarily at the telomeres of cells that use the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway as their telomere maintenance mechanism...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669754/the-impact-of-gut-hormones-on-the-neural-circuit-of-appetite-and-satiety-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Davide Zanchi, Antoinette Depoorter, Laura Egloff, Sven Haller, Laura Mählmann, Undine E Lang, Jürgen Drewe, Christoph Beglinger, André Schmidt, Stefan Borgwardt
The brain-gut-axis is an interdependent system affecting neural functions and controlling our eating behaviour. In recent decades, neuroimaging techniques have facilitated its investigation. We systematically looked into functional and neurochemical brain imaging studies investigating how key molecules such as ghrelin, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), peptide tyrosine-tyrosine (PYY), cholecystokinin (CCK), leptin, glucose and insulin influence the function of brain regions regulating appetite and satiety. Of the 349 studies published before July 2016 identified in the database search, 40 were included (27 on healthy and 13 on obese subjects)...
June 29, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635103/uncovering-the-dispersion-history-adaptive-evolution-and-selection-of-wheat-in-china
#9
Yong Zhou, Zhongxu Chen, Mengping Cheng, Jian Chen, Tingting Zhu, Rui Wang, Yaxi Liu, Pengfei Qi, Guoyue Chen, Qiantao Jiang, Yuming Wei, Ming-Cheng Luo, Eviatar Nevo, Robin G Allaby, Dengcai Liu, Jirui Wang, Jan Dvorák, Youliang Zheng
Wheat was introduced to China approximately 4500 years ago, where it adapted over a span of time to various environments in agro-ecological growing zones. We investigated 717 Chinese and 14 Iranian/Turkish geographically diverse, locally adapted wheat landraces with 27,933 DArTseq (for 717 landraces) and 312,831 Wheat660K (for a subset of 285 landraces) markers. This study highlights the adaptive evolutionary history of wheat cultivation in China. Environmental stresses and independent selection efforts have resulted in considerable genome-wide divergence at the population level in Chinese wheat landraces...
June 21, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632527/assessment-of-postoperative-analgesic-drug-efficacy-method-of-data-analysis-is-critical
#10
Lars Peter Kloster Andersen, Ismail Gögenur, Henrik Torup, Jacob Rosenberg, Mads Utke Werner
BACKGROUND: Pain intensity ratings and opioid consumption (OC) are ubiquitous indicators of pain in postoperative trials of the efficacy of interventional procedures. Unfortunately, consensus on the appropriate statistical handling of these outcomes has not been reached. The aim of this article was, therefore, to reexamine original data obtained from a postoperative analgesic drug trial, applying a collection of standard statistical methods in analgesic outcome assessments. Furthermore, a modified integrated assessment method of these outcomes was evaluated...
June 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631600/inhibition-of-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-by-ureidosulfonamide-inhibitor-u104-reduces-prostate-cancer-cell-growth-but-does-not-modulate-daunorubicin-or-cisplatin-cytotoxicity
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Anne Riemann, Antje Güttler, Verena Haupt, Henri Wichmann, Sarah Reime, Matthias Bache, Dirk Vordermark, Oliver Thews
Carbonic anhydrase IX has emerged as a promising target for cancer therapy. It is highly up-regulated in hypoxic regions and mediates pH regulation critical for tumor cell survival as well as extracellular acidification of the tumor microenvironment which promotes tumor aggressiveness via various mechanisms, such as augmenting metastatic potential. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the complex interdependency between CA IX and the tumor microenvironment in prostate tumor cells in concern of potential therapeutic implications...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614629/land-use-strategies-to-balance-livestock-production-biodiversity-conservation-and-carbon-storage-in-yucat%C3%A3-n-mexico
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David R Williams, Fredy Alvarado, Rhys E Green, Andrea Manica, Ben Phalan, Andrew Balmford
Balancing the production of food, particularly meat, with preserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services is a major societal challenge. Research into the contrasting strategies of land sparing and land sharing has suggested that land sparing - combining high-yield agriculture with protection or restoration of natural habitats on non-farmed land - will have lower environmental impacts than other strategies. Ecosystems with long histories of habitat disturbance, however, could be resilient to low-yield agriculture and thus fare better under land sharing...
June 14, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607776/could-lc-ne-dependent-adjustment-of-neural-gain-drive-functional-brain-network-reorganization
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REVIEW
Carole Guedj, David Meunier, Martine Meunier, Fadila Hadj-Bouziane
The locus coeruleus-norepinephrine (LC-NE) system is thought to act at synaptic, cellular, microcircuit, and network levels to facilitate cognitive functions through at least two different processes, not mutually exclusive. Accordingly, as a reset signal, the LC-NE system could trigger brain network reorganizations in response to salient information in the environment and/or adjust the neural gain within its target regions to optimize behavioral responses. Here, we provide evidence of the co-occurrence of these two mechanisms at the whole-brain level, in resting-state conditions following a pharmacological stimulation of the LC-NE system...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549128/atad3-gene-cluster-deletions-cause-cerebellar-dysfunction-associated-with-altered-mitochondrial-dna-and-cholesterol-metabolism
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Radha Desai, Ann E Frazier, Romina Durigon, Harshil Patel, Aleck W Jones, Ilaria Dalla Rosa, Nicole J Lake, Alison G Compton, Hayley S Mountford, Elena J Tucker, Alice L R Mitchell, Deborah Jackson, Abdul Sesay, Miriam Di Re, Lambert P van den Heuvel, Derek Burke, David Francis, Sebastian Lunke, George McGillivray, Simone Mandelstam, Fanny Mochel, Boris Keren, Claude Jardel, Anne M Turner, P Ian Andrews, Jan Smeitink, Johannes N Spelbrink, Simon J Heales, Masakazu Kohda, Akira Ohtake, Kei Murayama, Yasushi Okazaki, Anne Lombès, Ian J Holt, David R Thorburn, Antonella Spinazzola
Although mitochondrial disorders are clinically heterogeneous, they frequently involve the central nervous system and are among the most common neurogenetic disorders. Identifying the causal genes has benefited enormously from advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies; however, once the defect is known, researchers face the challenge of deciphering the underlying disease mechanism. Here we characterize large biallelic deletions in the region encoding the ATAD3C, ATAD3B and ATAD3A genes. Although high homology complicates genomic analysis of the ATAD3 defects, they can be identified by targeted analysis of standard single nucleotide polymorphism array and whole exome sequencing data...
June 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532881/preliminary-evidence-of-regional-interdependent-inhibition-using-a-diaphragm-release-to-specifically-induce-an-immediate-hypoalgesic-effect-in-the-cervical-spine
#15
Calum A McCoss, Ross Johnston, Darren J Edwards, Charles Millward
In clinical practice, Osteopaths and Manual Therapists commonly direct treatment towards the diaphragm by the use of a 'Diaphragm Release'. Currently, there is paucity within the literature to support the use of this technique, specifically in pain outcomes. This research aims to support a neurophysiological mechanism based upon the osteopathic principle "The body is a unit". Demonstrating that directing treatment to distal tissue which is neurologically related can reduce pain in the originating spinal segments...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515010/aberrant-network-activity-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Mark J Hunt, Nancy J Kopell, Roger D Traub, Miles A Whittington
Brain dynamic changes associated with schizophrenia are largely equivocal, with interpretation complicated by many factors, such as the presence of therapeutic agents and the complex nature of the syndrome itself. Evidence for a brain-wide change in individual network oscillations, shared by all patients, is largely equivocal, but stronger for lower (delta) than for higher (gamma) bands. However, region-specific changes in rhythms across multiple, interdependent, nested frequencies may correlate better with pathology...
June 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494271/motion-robust-parameter-estimation-in-abdominal-diffusion-weighted-mri-by-simultaneous-image-registration-and-model-estimation
#17
Sila Kurugol, Moti Freiman, Onur Afacan, Liran Domachevsky, Jeannette M Perez-Rossello, Michael J Callahan, Simon K Warfield
Quantitative body DW-MRI can detect abdominal abnormalities as well as monitor response-to-therapy for applications including cancer and inflammatory bowel disease with increased accuracy. Parameter estimates are obtained by fitting a forward model of DW-MRI signal decay to the observed data acquired with several b-values. The DW-MRI signal decay models typically used do not account for respiratory, cardiac and peristaltic motion, however, which may deteriorate the accuracy and robustness of parameter estimates...
July 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486965/site-specific-gene-expression-patterns-in-oral-cancer
#18
Gesche Frohwitter, Horst Buerger, Eberhard Korsching, Paul J van Diest, Johannes Kleinheinz, Thomas Fillies
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are the most prevalent malignant tumours within the head and neck. Evidence exists that distinct genes are differentially regulated in SCCs of the oral cavity compared to other head and neck regions. Given this background, the aim of this study was to investigate whether such tumour site-specific gene expression can also be observed in different localizations within the oral cavity. METHODS: Using tissue microarrays (TMAs), we investigated 76 SCCs of the floor of the mouth, 49 SCCs of the tongue and 68 SCCs of other anatomic regions within the oral cavity...
May 10, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483815/drosophila-dalmatian-combines-sororin-and-shugoshin-roles-in-establishment-and-protection-of-cohesion
#19
Takashi Yamada, Eri Tahara, Mai Kanke, Keiko Kuwata, Tomoko Nishiyama
Sister chromatid cohesion is crucial to ensure chromosome bi-orientation and equal chromosome segregation. Cohesin removal via mitotic kinases and Wapl has to be prevented in pericentromeric regions in order to protect cohesion until metaphase, but the mechanisms of mitotic cohesion protection remain elusive in Drosophila Here, we show that dalmatian (Dmt), an ortholog of the vertebrate cohesin-associated protein sororin, is required for protection of mitotic cohesion in flies. Dmt is essential for cohesion establishment during interphase and is enriched on pericentromeric heterochromatin...
June 1, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469148/functional-organization-of-protein-determinants-of-meiotic-dna-break-hotspots
#20
Lijuan Ma, Kyle R Fowler, Cristina Martín-Castellanos, Gerald R Smith
During Schizosaccharomyces pombe meiotic prophase, homologous chromosomes are co-aligned by linear elements (LinEs) analogous to the axial elements of the synaptonemal complex (SC) in other organisms. LinE proteins also promote the formation of meiotic DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), the precursors of cross-overs. Rec10 is required for essentially all DSBs and recombination, and three others (Rec25, Rec27, and Mug20) are protein determinants of DSB hotspots - they bind DSB hotspots with high specificity and are required for DSB formation there...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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