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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775722/inflammatory-and-oxidative-mechanisms-potentiate-bifenthrin-induced-neurological-alterations-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
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Brahim Gargouri, Harsharan S Bhatia, Michèle Bouchard, Bernd L Fiebich, Hamadi Fetoui
Bifenthrin (BF) is a synthetic pyrethroid pesticide widely used in several countries to manage insect pests on diverse agricultural crops. Growing evidence indicates that BF exposure is associated with an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders. However, the mechanisms by which BF induces neurological and anxiety alterations in the frontal cortex and striatum are not well known. The present in vivo study was carried out to determine whether reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated oxidative stress (OS) and neuroinflammation are involved in such alterations...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768727/a-congenic-line-of-the-c57bl-6j-mouse-strain-that-is-proficient-in-melatonin-synthesis
#2
Zhijing Zhang, Eduardo Silveyra, Nange Jin, Christophe P Ribelayga
The C57BL/6J (B6) is the most common inbred mouse strain used in biomedical research in the United States. Yet, this strain is notoriously known for being deficient in the biosynthesis of melatonin, an important effector of circadian clocks in the brain and in the retina. Melatonin deficiency in this strain results from non-functional alleles of the genes coding two key enzymes of the melatonin synthesis pathway: arylalkylamine-N-acetyltransferase (Aanat) and N-acetylserotonin-O-methyltransferase (Asmt). By introducing functional alleles of the Aanat and Asmt genes from the melatonin-proficient CBA/CaJ (CBA) mouse strain to B6, we have generated a B6 congenic line that has acquired the capacity of rhythmic melatonin synthesis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768408/a-homozygous-kat2b-variant-modulates-the-clinical-phenotype-of-add3-deficiency-in-humans-and-flies
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Sara Gonçalves, Julie Patat, Maria Clara Guida, Noelle Lachaussée, Christelle Arrondel, Martin Helmstädter, Olivia Boyer, Olivier Gribouval, Marie-Claire Gubler, Geraldine Mollet, Marlène Rio, Marina Charbit, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschke, Tobias B Huber, Patricia G Wheeler, Devon Haynes, Jane Juusola, Thierry Billette de Villemeur, Caroline Nava, Alexandra Afenjar, Boris Keren, Rolf Bodmer, Corinne Antignac, Matias Simons
Recent evidence suggests that the presence of more than one pathogenic mutation in a single patient is more common than previously anticipated. One of the challenges hereby is to dissect the contribution of each gene mutation, for which animal models such as Drosophila can provide a valuable aid. Here, we identified three families with mutations in ADD3, encoding for adducin-γ, with intellectual disability, microcephaly, cataracts and skeletal defects. In one of the families with additional cardiomyopathy and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), we found a homozygous variant in KAT2B, encoding the lysine acetyltransferase 2B, with impact on KAT2B protein levels in patient fibroblasts, suggesting that this second mutation might contribute to the increased disease spectrum...
May 16, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766153/a-bioorthogonal-turn-on-fluorescent-strategy-for-the-detection-of-lysine-acetyltransferase-activity
#4
Maomao He, Zhen Han, Jing Qiao, Liza Ngo, May P Xiong, Y George Zheng
Lysine acetylation plays vital roles in the regulation of fundamental cellular processes, which is mediated by lysine acetyltransferases (KATs). Developing chemical biology probes for KAT activity detection is of important value in providing improved understanding of their biological functions. We reported a panel of "turn-on" fluorescent probes for sensitive and selective detection of KAT enzymatic activity through a simple mix-and-read format. Combined with bioorthogonal substrate labelling and click chemistry, these probes produced strong "turn-on" fluorescent signals in response to KAT-mediated acylation process...
May 16, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765403/effect-of-maternal-administration-of-edible-bird-s-nest-on-the-learning-and-memory-abilities-of-suckling-offspring-in-mice
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Yong Xie, Hongliang Zeng, Zhiji Huang, Hui Xu, Qunyan Fan, Yi Zhang, Baodong Zheng
Although human brains continue developing throughout the underage developmental stages, the infancy period is considered the most important one for the whole life. It has been reported that sialic acid from edible bird's nest (EBN) can facilitate the development of brain and intelligence. In this study, by oral administration of EBN to female mice during the pregnancy or lactation period, the effects of EBN on the levels of sialic acid in mouse milk were determined using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765047/tip60-mediated-lipin-1-acetylation-and-er-translocation-determine-triacylglycerol-synthesis-rate
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Terytty Yang Li, Lintao Song, Yu Sun, Jingyi Li, Cong Yi, Sin Man Lam, Dijin Xu, Linkang Zhou, Xiaotong Li, Ying Yang, Chen-Song Zhang, Changchuan Xie, Xi Huang, Guanghou Shui, Shu-Yong Lin, Karen Reue, Sheng-Cai Lin
Obesity is characterized by excessive fatty acid conversion to triacylglycerols (TAGs) in adipose tissues. However, how signaling networks sense fatty acids and connect to the stimulation of lipid synthesis remains elusive. Here, we show that homozygous knock-in mice carrying a point mutation at the Ser86 phosphorylation site of acetyltransferase Tip60 (Tip60 SA/SA ) display remarkably reduced body fat mass, and Tip60 SA/SA females fail to nurture pups to adulthood due to severely reduced milk TAGs. Mechanistically, fatty acids stimulate Tip60-dependent acetylation and endoplasmic reticulum translocation of phosphatidic acid phosphatase lipin 1 to generate diacylglycerol for TAG synthesis, which is repressed by deacetylase Sirt1...
May 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762076/the-degeneration-of-the-vestibular-efferent-neurons-after-intratympanic-gentamicin-administration
#7
Qianru Wu, Yibo Zhang, Chunfu Dai, Yu Kong, Lijun Pan
Intratympanic gentamicin (ITG) has been used to treat refractory Ménière's disease. Disequilibrium after ITG was still a challenge for some patients, and the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Our previous study demonstrated that gentamicin distributed in the bilateral vestibular efferent neurons (VEN) after ITG; however, does it lead to VEN damage and cause further disequilibrium in patients following ITG? In this study, we observed severe damaged gentamicin-positive neurons of VEN and severe fractured myelin layer plates around neural fibers when viewed under transmission electron microscopy at day 3 after ITG...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759072/chat-gene-polymorphism-rs3810950-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-czech-population
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Alice Hálová, Jana Janoutová, Laura Ewerlingová, Vladimír Janout, Ondřej Bonczek, Tomáš Zeman, Tereza Gerguri, Vladimir J Balcar, Omar Šerý
BACKGROUND: Cholinergic hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is based on the findings that a reduced and/or perturbed cholinergic activity in the central nervous system correlates with cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The hypothesis resulted in the development of centrally-acting agents potentiating cholinergic neurotransmission; these drugs, however, only slowed down the cognitive decline and could not prevent it. Consequently, the perturbation of the central cholinergic signalling has been accepted as a part of the Alzheimer's aetiology but not necessarily the primary cause of the disease...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756516/transplantation-of-a-peripheral-nerve-with-neural-stem-cells-plus-lithium-chloride-injection-promote-the-recovery-of-rat-spinal-cord-injury
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Li-Qun Zhang, Wen-Ming Zhang, Lingxiao Deng, Zi-Xing Xu, Wen-Bin Lan, Jian-Hua Lin
Transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) holds great potential for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, transplanted NSCs poorly survive in the SCI environment. We injected NSCs into tibial nerve and transplanted tibial nerve into a hemisected spinal cord and investigated the effects of lithium chloride (LiCl) on the survival of spinal neurons, axonal regeneration, and functional recovery. Our results show that most of the transplanted NSCs expressed glial fibrillary acidic protein, while there was no obvious expression of nestin, neuronal nuclei, or acetyltransferase found in NSCs...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755419/the-fusarium-graminearum-histone-acetyltransferases-are-important-for-morphogenesis-don-biosynthesis-and-pathogenicity
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Xiangjiu Kong, Anne D van Diepeningen, Theo A J van der Lee, Cees Waalwijk, Jingsheng Xu, Jin Xu, Hao Zhang, Wanquan Chen, Jie Feng
Post-translational modifications of chromatin structure by histone acetyltransferase (HATs) play a central role in the regulation of gene expression and various biological processes in eukaryotes. Although HAT genes have been studied in many fungi, few of them have been functionally characterized. In this study, we identified and characterized four putative HATs ( FgGCN5, FgRTT109, FgSAS2, FgSAS3 ) in the plant pathogenic ascomycete Fusarium graminearum , the causal agent of Fusarium head blight of wheat and barley...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755345/analogous-%C3%AE-carboline-alkaloids-harmaline-and-harmine-ameliorate-scopolamine-induced-cognition-dysfunction-by-attenuating-acetylcholinesterase-activity-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mice
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Shu-Ping Li, Yu-Wen Wang, Sheng-Lan Qi, Yun-Peng Zhang, Gang Deng, Wen-Zheng Ding, Chao Ma, Qi-Yan Lin, Hui-Da Guan, Wei Liu, Xue-Mei Cheng, Chang-Hong Wang
The analogous β-carboline alkaloids, harmaline (HAL) and harmine (HAR), possess a variety of biological properties, including acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activity, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and many others, and have great potential for treating Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, studies have showed that the two compounds have similar structures and in vitro AChE inhibitory activities but with significant difference in bioavailability. The objective of this study was to comparatively investigate the effects of HAL and HAR in memory deficits of scopolamine-induced mice...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754825/structure-of-human-nata-and-its-regulation-by-the-huntingtin-interacting-protein-hypk
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Leah Gottlieb, Ronen Marmorstein
Co-translational N-terminal protein acetylation regulates many protein functions including degradation, folding, interprotein interactions, and targeting. Human NatA (hNatA), one of six conserved metazoan N-terminal acetyltransferases, contains Naa10 catalytic and Naa15 auxiliary subunits, and associates with the intrinsically disordered Huntingtin yeast two-hybrid protein K (HYPK). We report on the crystal structures of hNatA and hNatA/HYPK, and associated biochemical and enzymatic analyses. We demonstrate that hNatA contains unique features: a stabilizing inositol hexaphosphate (IP6 ) molecule and a metazoan-specific Naa15 domain that mediates high-affinity HYPK binding...
April 23, 2018: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754779/a-linc1405-eomes-complex-promotes-cardiac-mesoderm-specification-and-cardiogenesis
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Xudong Guo, Yanxin Xu, Zikang Wang, Yukang Wu, Jiayu Chen, Guiying Wang, Chenqi Lu, Wenwen Jia, Jiajie Xi, Songcheng Zhu, Zeyidan Jiapaer, Xiaoping Wan, Zhongmin Liu, Shaorong Gao, Jiuhong Kang
Large intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) play widespread roles in epigenetic regulation during multiple differentiation processes, but little is known about their mode of action in cardiac differentiation. Here, we identified the key roles of a lincRNA, termed linc1405, in modulating the core network of cardiac differentiation by functionally interacting with Eomes. Chromatin- and RNA-immunoprecipitation assays showed that exon 2 of linc1405 physically mediates a complex consisting of Eomes, trithorax group (TrxG) subunit WDR5, and histone acetyltransferase GCN5 binding at the enhancer region of Mesp1 gene and activates its expression during cardiac mesoderm specification of embryonic stem cells...
May 3, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752938/hbv-polymerase-derived-peptide-exerts-an-anti-hiv-1-effect-by-inhibiting-the-acetylation-of-viral-integrase
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Hong Kim, So-Young Lee, Yu-Min Choi, Bum-Joon Kim
Here, we found that a 6-mer peptide, Poly6, derived from the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which overlaps with a polymerase corresponding to a preS1 deletion reported to contribute to liver disease progression, can elicit an antiviral effect against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 by inhibiting HIV-1 integrase (IN) activity of infected cells. Mechanistic studies revealed that the anti-HIV-1 effects of Poly6 occurred via the inhibition of integration, which resulted from the inhibition of acetylation of HIV-1 IN possibly by downregulation of p300 histone acetyltransferase...
May 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749538/trim58-cg26157385-methylation-is-associated-with-eight-prognostic-genes-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Weimin Zhang, Qichen Cui, Weifeng Qu, Xiaoyun Ding, Donglin Jiang, Hongcheng Liu
The present study aimed to analyze the differentially expressed genes related to the tripartite motif containing 58 (TRIM58)/cg26157385 methylation sites, and consequently to provide theoretical basis for elucidating the influence of TRIM58/cg26157385 methylation on lung cancer prognosis. Methylation‑sequencing information, mRNA expression profiling data and clinical data were downloaded from cBioPortal database to screen out candidate genes related to the methylation of TRIM58/cg26157385 in squamous cell lung carcinoma...
May 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748569/a-novel-naa10-variant-with-impaired-acetyltransferase-activity-causes-developmental-delay-intellectual-disability-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Svein Isungset Støve, Marina Blenski, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Klaas J Wierenga, Shalini N Jhangiani, Zeynep Coban Akdemir, David Crawford, Nina McTiernan, Line M Myklebust, Gabriela Purcarin, Rene McNall-Knapp, Alexandrea Wadley, John W Belmont, Jeffrey J Kim, James R Lupski, Thomas Arnesen
The NAA10-NAA15 complex (NatA) is an N-terminal acetyltransferase that catalyzes N-terminal acetylation of ~40% of all human proteins. N-terminal acetylation has several different roles in the cell, including altering protein stability and degradation, protein localization and protein-protein interactions. In recent years several X-linked NAA10 variants have been associated with genetic disorders. We have identified a previously undescribed NAA10 c.215T>C p.(Ile72Thr) variant in three boys from two unrelated families with a milder phenotypic spectrum in comparison to most of the previously described patients with NAA10 variants...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748386/frequent-irf1-binding-at-remote-elements-without-histone-modification
#17
Mohamed Abou El Hassan, Katherine Huang, Zhaodong Xu, Tao Yu, Rod Bremner
Transcriptional activators bind DNA and recruit cofactors to modify chromatin.  The extent to which these two events are separable is unclear.  Here, using a custom ChIP tiling array to map chromatin modifications, we show that Interferon-γ-induced DNA-binding of signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1), typically associated with the transcription factor IFN regulatory factor 1 (IRF1), causes histone acetylation (H3ac, H4ac). In contrast, among IRF1 sites lacking concomitant STAT1 recruitment, only 25% underwent inducible histone acetylation, 31% exhibited constitutive histone acetylation, and 44% had no histone acetylation...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746960/oligomers-of-human-histone-chaperone-npm1-alter-p300-kat3b-folding-to-induce-autoacetylation
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Stephanie Kaypee, Smitha Asoka Sahadevan, Deepthi Sudarshan, Sarmistha Halder Sinha, Shilpa Patil, Parijat Senapati, Gopinath S Kodaganur, Azeem Mohiyuddin, Dipak Dasgupta, Tapas K Kundu
BACKGROUND: p300 (KAT3B) lysine acetyltransferase activity is modulated under different physiological and pathological contexts through the induction of trans-autoacetylation. This phenomenon is mediated by several factors, mechanisms of which are not fully understood. METHODS: Through acetyltransferase assays using full-length, baculovirus-expressed KATs, the specificity of NPM1-mediated enhancement of p300 autoacetylation was tested. Chaperone assays and tryptophan fluorescence studies were performed to evaluate the NPM1-induced protein folding...
May 7, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741434/effects-of-oxaliplatin-treatment-on-the-myenteric-plexus-innervation-and-glia-in-the-murine-distal-colon
#19
Vanesa Stojanovska, Rachel M McQuade, Sarah Miller, Kulmira Nurgali
Oxaliplatin (platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent) is a first-line treatment of colorectal malignancies; its use associates with peripheral neuropathies and gastrointestinal side effects. These gastrointestinal dysfunctions might be due to toxic effects of oxaliplatin on the intestinal innervation and glia. Male Balb/c mice received intraperitoneal injections of sterile water or oxaliplatin (3 mg/kg/d) triweekly for 2 weeks. Colon tissues were collected for immunohistochemical assessment at day 14. The density of sensory, adrenergic, and cholinergic nerve fibers labeled with calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), and vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT), respectively, was assessed within the myenteric plexus of the distal colon...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740282/muscarinic-m4-receptors-on-cholinergic-and-dopamine-d1-receptor-expressing-neurons-have-opposing-functionality-for-positive-reinforcement-and-influence-impulsivity
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Anna M Klawonn, Daniel B Wilhelms, Sarah H Lindström, Anand Kumar Singh, Maarit Jaarola, Jürgen Wess, Michael Fritz, David Engblom
The neurotransmitter acetylcholine has been implicated in reward learning and drug addiction. However, the roles of the various cholinergic receptor subtypes on different neuron populations remain elusive. Here we study the function of muscarinic M4 receptors (M4Rs) in dopamine D1 receptor (D1R) expressing neurons and cholinergic neurons (expressing choline acetyltransferase; ChAT), during various reward-enforced behaviors and in a "waiting"-impulsivity test. We applied cell-type-specific gene deletions targeting M4Rs in D1RCre or ChATCre mice...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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