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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452354/alpha-synuclein-inhibits-snx3-retromer-mediated-retrograde-recycling-of-iron-transporters-in-s-cerevisiae-and-c-elegans-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Dhaval Patel, Chuan Xu, Sureshbabu Nagarajan, Zhengchang Liu, Wayne O Hemphill, Runhua Shi, Vladimir N Uversky, Guy A Caldwell, Kim A Caldwell, Stephan N Witt
We probed the role of alpha-synuclein (α-syn) in modulating sorting nexin 3 (Snx3)-retromer-mediated recycling of iron transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans. In yeast, the membrane-bound heterodimer Fet3/Ftr1 is the high affinity iron importer. Fet3 is a membrane-bound multicopper ferroxidase, whose ferroxidase domain is orthologous to human ceruloplasmin (Cp), that oxidizes external Fe+2 to Fe+3; the Fe+3 ions then channel through the Ftr1 permease into the cell. When the concentration of external iron is low (< 1 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is maintained on the plasma membrane by retrograde endocytic-recycling; whereas, when the concentration of external iron is high (> 10 µM), Fet3/Ftr1 is endocytosed and shunted to the vacuole for degradation...
February 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452179/massively-parallel-c-elegans-tracking-provides-multi-dimensional-fingerprints-for-phenotypic-discovery
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Michele Perni, Pavan K Challa, Julius B Kirkegaard, Ryan Limbocker, Mandy Koopman, Maarten C Hardenberg, Pietro Sormanni, Thomas Müller, Kadi L Saar, Lianne W Y Roode, Johnny Habchi, Giulia Vecchi, Nilumi W Fernando, Samuel Casford, Ellen A A Nollen, Michele Vendruscolo, Christopher M Dobson, Tuomas P J Knowles
BACKGROUND: The nematode worm C. elegans is a model organism widely used for studies of genetics and of human disease. The health and fitness of the worms can be quantified in different ways, such as by measuring their bending frequency, speed or lifespan. Manual assays, however, are time consuming and limited in their scope providing a strong motivation for automation. NEW METHOD: We describe the development and application of an advanced machine vision system for characterizing the behaviour of C...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448492/carbon-quantum-dots-as-fluorescent-probes-for-imaging-and-detecting-free-radicals-in-c-elegans
#3
Jia Xu, Liping Wang, Ying Mu, Yue Zhang, Mingyang Wang, Qifei Wang, Kai Wang, Shuwen Guan, Jiyang Li, Licheng Wang
Uniform and hydrophilic carbon quantum dots (C-QDs) were synthesized by calcination and NaOH treatment from an organo-templated zeolite precursor. The color of luminescence was determined by the concentration of C-QDs. These variable-color C-QDs were applied for the first time in the imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) as a model organism. The effects of C-QDs and possible behavioral changes in C. elegans were evaluated under treatment conditions. We could clearly observe distribution of C-QDs in C...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447162/early-experiences-mediate-distinct-adult-gene-expression-and-reproductive-programs-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#4
Maria C Ow, Kirill Borziak, Alexandra M Nichitean, Steve Dorus, Sarah E Hall
Environmental stress during early development in animals can have profound effects on adult phenotypes via programmed changes in gene expression. Using the nematode C. elegans, we demonstrated previously that adults retain a cellular memory of their developmental experience that is manifested by differences in gene expression and life history traits; however, the sophistication of this system in response to different environmental stresses, and how it dictates phenotypic plasticity in adults that contribute to increased fitness in response to distinct environmental challenges, was unknown...
February 15, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446199/light-dependent-cytoplasmic-recruitment-enhances-the-dynamic-range-of-a-nuclear-import-photoswitch
#5
Hayretin Yumerefendi, Hui Wang, Daniel J Dickinson, Andrew Lerner, Per Malkus, Bob Goldstein, Klaus Hahn, Brian Kuhlman
Cellular signal transduction is often regulated at multiple steps in order to achieve more complex logic or precise control of a pathway. For instance, some signaling mechanisms couple allosteric activation with localization to achieve high signal to noise. Here, we create a system for light activated nuclear import that incorporates two levels of control. It consists of a nuclear import photoswitch, Light Activated Nuclear Shuttle (LANS), and a protein engineered to preferentially interact with LANS in the dark, Zdk2...
February 14, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445761/oxidative-stress-assays-arsenite-and-tbhp-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Collin Yvès Ewald, John M Hourihan, T Keith Blackwell
Cells and organisms face constant exposure to reactive oxygen species (ROS), either from the environment or as a by-product from internal metabolic processes. To prevent cellular damage from ROS, cells have evolved detoxification mechanisms. The activation of these detoxification mechanisms and their downstream responses represent an overlapping defense response that can be tailored to different sources of ROS to adequately adapt and protect cells. In this protocol, we describe how to measure the sensitivity to oxidative stress from two different sources, arsenite and tBHP, using the nematode C...
July 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444471/optimization-of-the-polysaccharide-hydrolysate-from-auricularia-auricula-with-antioxidant-activity-by-response-surface-methodology
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Yaoyao Xu, Meng Shen, Yidan Chen, Yeqing Lou, Ruichao Luo, Jiajia Chen, Yongjun Zhang, Jia Li, Weimin Wang
An efficient acid-hydrolysis method was developed and optimized for the hydrolyses of polysaccharide from Auricularia auricula with the ABTS· scavenging ability as the detective marker. Based on the single factor experimental results, Box-Behnken design (BBD) were applied for the optimization of acid-hydrolysis conditions. The possible antioxidant mechanism of the hydrolyses (AAPs-F) in vivo was performed using the C. elegans model. The acid-hydrolysis conditions were found to be the optimal hydrolyzing time 2...
February 11, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443938/the-microbial-zoo-in-the-c-elegans-intestine-bacteria-fungi-and-viruses
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REVIEW
Hongbing Jiang, David Wang
C. elegans is an invaluable model organism that has been a driving force in many fundamental biological discoveries. However, it is only in the past two decades that it has been applied to host-pathogen interaction studies. These studies have been facilitated by the discoveries of natural microbes that infect C. elegans , including bacteria, fungi and viruses. Notably, many of these microbes share a common site of infection, the C. elegans intestine. Furthermore, the recent descriptions of a natural gut microbiota in C...
February 14, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442317/zic-genes-in-nematodes-a-role-in-nervous-system-development-and-wnt-signaling
#9
Guillaume Bordet, Vincent Bertrand
Transcription factors of the Zic family play important roles during animal development, and their misregulation has been implicated in several human diseases. Zic proteins are present in nematodes, and their function has been mostly studied in the model organism C. elegans. C. elegans possesses only one Zic family member, REF-2. Functional studies have shown that this factor plays a key role during the development of the nervous system, epidermis, and excretory system. In addition, they have revealed that the C...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436902/both-live-and-dead-enterococci-activate-caenorhabditis-elegans-host-defense-via-immune-and-stress-pathways
#10
Grace J Yuen, Frederick M Ausubel
The innate immune response of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been extensively studied and a variety of Toll-independent immune response pathways have been identified. Surprisingly little, however, is known about how pathogens activate the C. elegans immune response. Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are closely related enterococcal species that exhibit significantly different levels of virulence in C. elegans infection models. Previous work has shown that activation of the C. elegans immune response by Pseudomonas aeruginosa involves P...
February 13, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435927/gene-silencing-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-using-intronic-micrornas
#11
Shi-Lung Lin, Shao-Yao Ying
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small single-stranded regulatory RNAs capable of interfering with intracellular messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that contain either complete or partial complementarity, are useful for the design of new therapies against cancer polymorphism and viral mutation. Numerous miRNAs have been reported to induce RNA interference (RNAi), a post-transcriptional gene-silencing mechanism. Recent evidence also indicates that they are involved in the transcriptional regulation of genome activities. They were first discovered in Caenorhabditis elegans as native RNA fragments that modulate a wide range of genetic regulatory pathways during embryonic development, and are now recognized as small gene silencers transcribed from the noncoding regions of a genome...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434393/the-mycotoxin-zearalenone-hinders-candida-albicans-biofilm-formation-and-hyphal-morphogenesis
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Satish Kumar Rajasekharan, Jin-Hyung Lee, Yueju Zhao, Jintae Lee
Yeast-mold mycobiota inhabit several natural ecosystems, in which symbiotic relationships drive strategic pathoadaptation. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by diverse mycotoxigenic fungi as a defense against yeasts, though at times yeasts secrete enzymes that degrade, detoxify, or bio-transform mycotoxins. The present study is focused on the in vitro inhibitory effects of zearalenone (ZEN), a F2 mycotoxin produced by several Fusarium and Gibberella species, on different microbial strains. ZEN exhibited no effect on the planktonic growth or biofilms of several Gram positive and negative bacteria at the tested concentrations...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433733/daf-16-foxo-in-the-context-of-c-elegans
#13
Heidi A Tissenbaum
In Caenorhabditis elegans, there is a single FOXO transcription factor homolog, encoded by the gene, daf-16. As a central regulator for multiple signaling pathways, DAF-16 integrates these signals which results in modulation of several biological processes including longevity, development, fat storage, stress resistance, innate immunity, and reproduction. Using C. elegans allows for studies of FOXO in the context of the whole animal. Therefore, manipulating levels or the activity of daf-16 results in phenotypic changes...
2018: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432910/lactobacillus-paracasei-28-4-reduces-in-vitro-hyphae-formation-of-candida-albicans-and-prevents-the-filamentation-in-an-experimental-model-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Patrícia Pimentel de Barros, Liliana Scorzoni, Felipe de Camargo Ribeiro, Luciana Ruano de Oliveira Fugisaki, Beth Burgwyn Fuchs, Eleftherios Mylonakis, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Juliana Campos Junqueira, Rodnei Dennis Rossoni
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of microbe-microbe interactions to identify a strain of Lactobacillus that could reduce the filamentation of Candida albicans ATCC 18804 using in vitro and in vivo models. Thus presenting a probiotic effect against the fungal pathogen. First, we analyzed the ability of 25 clinical isolates of Lactobacillus to reduce filamentation in C. albicans in vitro. We found that L. paracasei isolate 28.4 exhibited the greatest reduction of C. albicans hyphae (p = 0...
February 9, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432681/pharming-for-genes-in-neurotransmission-combining-chemical-and-genetic-approaches-in-c-elegans
#15
Stephen M Blazie, Yishi Jin
Synaptic transmission is central to nervous system function. Chemical and genetic screens are valuable approaches to probe synaptic mechanisms in living animals. The nematode C. elegans is a prime system to apply these methods to discover genes and dissect the cellular pathways underlying neurotransmission. Here, we review key approaches to understand neurotransmission and the action of psychiatric drugs in C. elegans, starting with early studies on cholinergic excitatory signaling at the neuromuscular junction and moving into mechanisms mediated by biogenic amine and psychiatric drugs...
February 12, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432412/hub-connectivity-neuronal-diversity-and-gene-expression-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-connectome
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Aurina Arnatkevic Iūtė, Ben D Fulcher, Roger Pocock, Alex Fornito
Studies of nervous system connectivity, in a wide variety of species and at different scales of resolution, have identified several highly conserved motifs of network organization. One such motif is a heterogeneous distribution of connectivity across neural elements, such that some elements act as highly connected and functionally important network hubs. These brain network hubs are also densely interconnected, forming a so-called rich club. Recent work in mouse has identified a distinctive transcriptional signature of neural hubs, characterized by tightly coupled expression of oxidative metabolism genes, with similar genes characterizing macroscale inter-modular hub regions of the human cortex...
February 12, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429615/sexually-dimorphic-unc-6-netrin-expression-controls-sex-specific-maintenance-of-synaptic-connectivity
#17
Peter Weinberg, Matthew Berkseth, David Zarkower, Oliver Hobert
Nervous systems display intriguing patterns of sexual dimorphisms across the animal kingdom, but the mechanisms that generate such dimorphisms remain poorly characterized. In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, a number of neurons present in both sexes are synaptically connected to one another in a sexually dimorphic manner as a result of sex-specific synaptic pruning and maintenance [1-3]. We define here a mechanism for the male-specific maintenance of the synaptic connections of the phasmid sensory neuron PHB and its male-specific target, the sex-shared AVG interneuron...
February 2, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429047/the-small-gtpase-rac1-ced-10-is-essential-in-maintaining-dopaminergic-neuron-function-and-survival-against-%C3%AE-synuclein-induced-toxicity
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Hanna Kim, Carles Calatayud, Sangib Guha, Irene Fernández-Carasa, Laura Berkowitz, Iria Carballo-Carbajal, Mario Ezquerra, Rubén Fernández-Santiago, Pankaj Kapahi, Ángel Raya, Antonio Miranda-Vizuete, Jose Miguel Lizcano, Miquel Vila, Kim A Caldwell, Guy A Caldwell, Antonella Consiglio, Esther Dalfo
Parkinson's disease is associated with intracellular α-synuclein accumulation and ventral midbrain dopaminergic neuronal death in the Substantia Nigra of brain patients. The Rho GTPase pathway, mainly linking surface receptors to the organization of the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons, has been suggested to participate to Parkinson's disease pathogenesis. Nevertheless, its exact contribution remains obscure. To unveil the participation of the Rho GTPase family to the molecular pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease, we first used C elegans to demonstrate the role of the small GTPase RAC1 (ced-10 in the worm) in maintaining dopaminergic function and survival in the presence of alpha-synuclein...
February 10, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427754/withanolide-a-extends-the-lifespan-in-human-egfr-driven-cancerous-caenorhabditis-elegans
#19
Bashir Akhlaq Akhoon, Laxmi Rathor, Rakesh Pandey
The conserved EGFR pathway is linked with multiple cancers in humans including breast, ovarian, and lung carcinoma. Withanolide A, one of the major withanolidal active compounds isolated from the Withania somnifera, extends lifespan and ameliorates stress resistance in wild-type C. elegans by targeting the Insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway. Up-regulation of IGF1 can transactivate EGFR which inturn reduces longevity and promotes tumor development in an organism. We examined the effects of Withanolide A on the lifespan of a human EGFR-driven C...
February 7, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426873/suppression-of-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-formation-and-virulence-by-a-benzimidazole-derivative-um-c162
#20
Cin Kong, Chin-Fei Chee, Katharina Richter, Nicky Thomas, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Sheila Nathan
Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of nosocomial infections and secretes a diverse spectrum of virulence determinants as well as forms biofilm. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant S. aureus highlights the need for alternative forms of therapeutics other than conventional antibiotics. One route to meet this need is screening small molecule derivatives for potential anti-infective activity. Using a previously optimized C. elegans - S. aureus small molecule screen, we identified a benzimidazole derivative, UM-C162, which rescued nematodes from a S...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
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