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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324505/probing-the-telomere-damage-response
#1
Rekha Rai, Sandy Chang
Telomere dysfunctions, rendered through replicative attrition of telomeric DNA or due to the removal of shelterin components, are recognized as DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) by the DNA damage repair (DDR) pathway. This leads to the activation of DNA damage checkpoint sensors, including the Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) complex, γ-H2AX and 53BP1, the ATM and ATR signal-transducing kinases, and downstream effectors, including Chk1, Chk2, and p53. Robust DNA damage response signals at dysfunctional telomeres, achieved by the complete deletion of TRF2 or by expressing dominant-negative mutant TPP1ΔRD, can be detected by their association with γ-H2AX and 53BP1 forming "telomere dysfunction induced foci (TIFs)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323918/elucidating-the-role-of-the-desmosome-protein-p53-apoptosis-effector-related-to-pmp-22-perp-in-growth-hormone-tumors
#2
Katja Kiseljak-Vassiliades, Taylor S Mills, Yu Zhang, Mei Xu, Kevin O Lillehei, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Margaret E Wierman
Purpose: Densely granulated (DG) and sparsely granulated (SG) growth hormone (GH) pituitary adenomas differ in biological behavior which may be correlated with their known differences in cytoplasmic keratin distribution and E-cadherin expression. We desired to explore candidate genes which might further explain this behavior. Methods: Exon expression microarray was performed on 21 GH tumors (10 SG and 11 DG) and 20 normal control pituitaries from autopsy. Results: Bioinformatic analyses confirmed a differential molecular signature between normal pituitary and GH tumors as well as between the GH tumor subtypes...
February 9, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323535/effector-gene-suites-in-some-soil-isolates-of-fusarium-oxysporum-are-not-sufficient-predictors-of-vascular-wilt-in-tomato
#3
Nicolas Jelinski, Karen Broz, Wilfried Jonkers, Li-Jun Ma, Harold Corby Kistler
Seventy-four F. oxysporum soil isolates were assayed for known effector genes present in an F. oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici race 3 tomato wilt strain (FOL MN-25) obtained from the same fields in Manatee County, Florida. Based on the presence or absence of these genes, four haplotypes were defined, two of which represented 96% of the surveyed isolates. These two most common effector haplotypes contained either all or none of the assayed race 3 effector genes. We hypothesized that soil isolates with all surveyed effector genes, similar to FOL MN-25, would be pathogenic toward tomato, whereas isolates lacking all effectors would be non-pathogenic...
March 21, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319731/stimulating-cd27-to-quantitatively-and-qualitatively-shape-adaptive-immunity-to-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Timothy Nj Bullock
The capacity of the immune system to recognize and respond to tumors has been appreciated for over 100 years. However, clinical success has largely depended on the elucidation of the positive and negative regulators of effector cells after their activation via the antigen cell receptor. On the one hand, effector cells upregulate checkpoint molecules that are thought to play a role in limiting immunopathology. On the other, second and third waves of costimulation are often required to promote the expansion, survival and differentiation of effector cells...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319565/bone-marrow-graft-versus-host-disease-in-major-histocompatibility-complex-matched-murine-reduced-intensity-allogeneic-hemopoietic-cell-transplantation
#5
Kifah Shahin, Zamil Mattar, Pablo Silveira, Wei-Hsun Hsu, Linda Bendall, Derek Hart, Kenneth F Bradstock
BACKGROUND: Most clinical allogeneic hemopoietic cell transplants (alloHCT) are now performed using reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) instead of myeloablative (MAC) conditioning, however, the biology underlying this treatment remains incompletely understood. METHODS: We investigated a murine model of major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-matched multiple minor histocompatibility antigen mismatched alloHCT, using bone marrow (BM) cells and splenocytes from B6 (H-2) donor mice transplanted into BALB...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319464/the-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-complexity-of-the-macrophage-response-in-disease
#6
Danielle Y F Twum, Lauren Burkard-Mandel, Scott I Abrams
Macrophages comprise a highly diverse cell population expressing a continuum of biologic activities dictated by exposure to a plethora of inflammatory cues. Moreover, in contrast to most other hematopoietic populations, macrophages can arise from multiple sites-namely, the bone marrow or yolk sac, adding to the complexity of macrophage biology during health and disease. Nonetheless, it is this very type of diversity that is indispensable for macrophages to respond effectively to pathologic insults. Most of the interest in macrophage biology has been devoted to bone marrow-derived populations, but it is now becoming clearer that tissue-resident populations, which arise from distinct hematopoietic compartments, serve critical roles in host defense, including protection against neoplastic disease...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319404/encapsulation-of-an-ep67-conjugated-ctl-peptide-vaccine-in-nanoscale-biodegradable-particles-increases-the-efficacy-of-respiratory-immunization-and-affects-the-magnitude-and-memory-subsets-of-vaccine-generated-mucosal-and-systemic-cd8-t-cells-in-a-diameter
#7
Bala Vamsi Krishna Karuturi, Shailendra B Tallapaka, Pravin Yeapuri, Stephen M Curran, Sam D Sanderson, Joseph A Vetro
The diameter of biodegradable particles used to co-encapsulate immunostimulants and subunit vaccines affects the magnitude of memory CD8(+) T cells generated by systemic immunization. Possible effects on the magnitude of CD8(+) T cells generated by mucosal immunization or memory subsets that potentially correlate more strongly with protection against certain pathogens, however, are unknown. In this study, we conjugated our novel host-derived mucosal immunostimulant, EP67, to the protective MCMV CTL epitope, pp89, through a lysosomal protease-labile double arginine linker (pp89-RR-EP67) and encapsulated in PLGA 50:50 micro- or nanoparticles...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319097/long-noncoding-rna-lnckdm2b-is-required-for-ilc3-maintenance-by-initiation-of-zfp292-expression
#8
Benyu Liu, Buqing Ye, Liuliu Yang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Guanling Huang, Pingping Zhu, Ying Du, Jiayi Wu, Xiwen Qin, Runsheng Chen, Yong Tian, Zusen Fan
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) communicate with other hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic cells to regulate immunity, inflammation and tissue homeostasis. How ILC lineages develop and are maintained remains largely unknown. In this study we observed that a divergent long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), lncKdm2b, was expressed at high levels in intestinal group 3 ILCs (ILC3s). LncKdm2b deficiency in the hematopoietic system led to reductions in the number and effector functions of ILC3s. LncKdm2b expression sustained the maintenance of ILC3s by promoting their proliferation through activation of the transcription factor Zfp292...
March 20, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319067/the-histone-demethylase-kdm3a-and-its-downstream-target-mcam-promote-ewing-sarcoma-cell-migration-and-metastasis
#9
M Sechler, J K Parrish, D K Birks, P Jedlicka
Ewing Sarcoma is the second most common solid pediatric malignant neoplasm of bone and soft tissue. Driven by EWS/Ets, or rarely variant, oncogenic fusions, Ewing Sarcoma is a biologically and clinically aggressive disease with a high propensity for metastasis. However, the mechanisms underpinning Ewing Sarcoma metastasis are currently not well understood. In the present study, we identify and characterize a novel metastasis-promotional pathway in Ewing Sarcoma, involving the histone demethylase KDM3A, previously identified by our laboratory as a new cancer-promoting gene in this disease...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318979/a-phytophthora-effector-manipulates-host-histone-acetylation-and-reprograms-defense-gene-expression-to-promote-infection
#10
Liang Kong, Xufang Qiu, Jiangang Kang, Yang Wang, Han Chen, Jie Huang, Min Qiu, Yao Zhao, Guanghui Kong, Zhenchuan Ma, Yan Wang, Wenwu Ye, Suomeng Dong, Wenbo Ma, Yuanchao Wang
Immune response during pathogen infection requires extensive transcription reprogramming. A fundamental mechanism of transcriptional regulation is histone acetylation. However, how pathogens interfere with this process to promote disease remains largely unknown. Here we demonstrate that the cytoplasmic effector PsAvh23 produced by the soybean pathogen Phytophthora sojae acts as a modulator of histone acetyltransferase (HAT) in plants. PsAvh23 binds to the ADA2 subunit of the HAT complex SAGA and disrupts its assembly by interfering with the association of ADA2 with the catalytic subunit GCN5...
March 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318221/crystal-structure-of-a-homogeneous-igg-fc-glycoform-with-the-n-glycan-designed-to-maximize-the-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity
#11
Chia-Lin Chen, Jen-Chi Hsu, Chin-Wei Lin, Chia-Hung Wang, Ming-Hung Tsai, Chung-Yi Wu, Chi-Huey Wong, Che Ma
N-glycosylation on IgG modulates Fc conformation and effector functions. An IgG-Fc contains a human sialo-complex type (hSCT) glycan of biantennary structure with two α2,6-sialylations and without core-fucosylation is an optimized glycoform developed to enhance the antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). hSCT modification not only enhances the binding affinity to Fc receptors in the presence of antigen, but also in some cases provides gain-of-function effector activity. We used enzymatic glyco-engineering to prepare an IgG-Fc with homogeneous hSCT attached to each CH2 domain, and solved its crystal structure...
March 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318042/beyond-sensing-rig-i-continues-to-expand-its-antiviral-effector-functions
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EDITORIAL
Amy El Stone, Michael Gale
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March 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317931/recruitment-of-bone-marrow-cd11b-gr-1-cells-by-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-antigen-cross-presentation
#13
Ya-Wun Yang, Wen-Hui Luo
The objective of this study was to investigate the function of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) on the activation of antigen-specific CD8(+) T cell responses via the CD11b(+)Gr(-)1(+) myeloid subpopulations in murine bone marrow (BM). PLGA NPs containing ovalbumin (OVA) were fabricated by the double-emulsion method. The CD11b(+)Gr-1(low)Ly-6C(high) and CD11b(+)Gr-1(high)Ly-6C(low) subsets from mice bone marrow were sorted and treated with the PLGA/OVA NPs, followed by co-culture with the carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE)-labelled OT-I CD8(+) cells...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316873/nonholonomic-closed-loop-velocity-control-of-a-soft-tethered-magnetic-capsule-endoscope
#14
Addisu Z Taddese, Piotr R Slawinski, Keith L Obstein, Pietro Valdastri
In this paper, we demonstrate velocity-level closed-loop control of a tethered magnetic capsule endoscope that is actuated via serial manipulator with a permanent magnet at its end-effector. Closed-loop control (2 degrees-of-freedom in position, and 2 in orientation) is made possible with the use of a real-time magnetic localization algorithm that utilizes the actuating magnetic field and thus does not require additional hardware. Velocity control is implemented to create smooth motion that is clinically necessary for colorectal cancer diagnostics...
October 2016: Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316141/dasatinib-inhibits-actin-fiber-reorganization-and-promotes-endothelial-cell-permeability-through-rhoa-rock-pathway
#15
Swapan K Dasgupta, Anhquyen Le, K Vinod Vijayan, Perumal Thiagarajan
Treatment with dasatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is associated with edema, pleural effusion, and pulmonary edema. We investigated the effect of dasatinib on the barrier function of human microvascular endothelial cells-1 (HMEC-1) in vitro and in vivo. The permeability of HMEC-1 to fluorescein isothiocyante (FITC)-dextran increased in Transwell chambers within 5 min following the addition of therapeutic concentrations of dasatinib. The change in permeability was associated with increased activation of RhoA GTPase and its effector Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase 1(ROCK1)...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315697/the-role-of-the-tor-pathway-in-mediating-the-link-between-nutrition-and-longevity
#16
REVIEW
Oleh Lushchak, Olha Strilbytska, Veronika Piskovatska, Kenneth B Storey, Alexander Koliada, Alexander Vaiserman
The target of rapamycin (TOR) pathway integrates signals from extracellular and intracellular agents, such as growth factors, nutrients, mediators of energy balance, oxygen availability and other environmental cues. It allows the regulation of multiple cellular processes including protein and lipid synthesis, ribosome biogenesis, autophagy and metabolic processes. Being conserved across different phyla, TOR regulates longevity of various organisms in response to dietary conditions. In this review we described the main components of the TOR pathway and its upstream effectors and downstream processes in relation to aging...
March 15, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315521/systematic-morphological-profiling-of-human-gene-and-allele-function-via-cell-painting
#17
Mohammad Hossein Rohban, Shantanu Singh, Xiaoyun Wu, Julia B Berthet, Mark-Anthony Bray, Yashaswi Shrestha, Xaralabos Varelas, Jesse S Boehm, Anne E Carpenter
We hypothesized that human genes and disease-associated alleles might be systematically functionally annotated using morphological profiling of cDNA constructs, via a microscopy-based Cell Painting assay. Indeed, 50% of the 220 tested genes yielded detectable morphological profiles, which grouped into biologically meaningful gene clusters consistent with known functional annotation (e.g., the RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK cascade). We used novel subpopulation-based visualization methods to interpret the morphological changes for specific clusters...
March 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315388/mechano-devo
#18
REVIEW
Olivier Hamant
In "On growth and form", D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1917) stresses the inevitable interactions between physics and developmental biology. With the recent progress in molecular genetics, live imaging, micromechanics and modeling, the study of morphogenesis has been rejuvenated in the present century: the activity of developmental genes can be interpreted in terms of mechanical properties to dissect the chain of events behind shape changes; in turn, patterns of shape- and growth-derived mechanical stress are calculated and shown to act as signals controlling cell effectors, in synergy with biochemical cues, thereby channeling morphogenesis...
March 15, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315359/antibodies-and-associates-partners-in-targeted-drug-delivery
#19
REVIEW
Patrick J Kennedy, Carla Oliveira, Pedro L Granja, Bruno Sarmento
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are well established in the clinic due to their specificity and affinity to a diverse array of biochemical targets. More recently, mAbs are being exploited as targeting agents in modern drug delivery systems, aiming to bypass normal host tissue and to accumulate a therapeutic agent to a specific tissue or cell for enhanced pharmacology. At sizes ranging from ~10-100nm, antibody-based bioconjugates have opened up a whole new realm of clinical possibilities with several platforms emerging on the market...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315337/p53-signaling-pathway-polymorphisms-associated-with-emphysematous-changes-in-copd-patients
#20
Shiro Mizuno, Takeshi Ishizaki, Maiko Kadowaki, Masaya Akai, Kohei Shiozaki, Masaharu Iguchi, Taku Oikawa, Ken Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Osanai, Hirohisa Toga, Jose Gomez-Arroyo, Donatas Kraskauskas, Carlyne D Cool, Herman J Bogaard, Norbert F Voelkel
BACKGROUND: The p53 signaling pathway may be important for the pathogenesis of emphysematous changes in the lungs of smokers. Polymorphism of p53 at codon 72 is known to affect apoptotic effector proteins, and the polymorphism of mouse double minute 2 homolog (MDM2) SNP309 is known to increase MDM2 expression. The aim of this study was to assess polymorphisms of the p53 and MDM2 genes in smokers and confirm the role of SNPs in these genes in the pathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema. METHODS: 365 patients with a smoking history were included in this study, and the polymorphisms of p53 and MDM2 genes were identified...
March 14, 2017: Chest
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