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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520570/long-term-exposure-to-mst-312-leads-to-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-overexpression-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Karollyne S Morais, Ana Flávia R Guimarãesb, Doralina A R Ramos, Fábio P Silva, Diêgo M de Oliveira
Telomerase is an enzyme responsible for telomere maintenance in almost all human cancer cells, but generally not expressed in somatic ones. Therefore, antitelomerase therapy is a potentially revolutionary therapeutic strategy, and the antitumor activity of telomerase inhibitors (TI) has been studied extensively recently, mainly for breast cancer. However, the effects expected from treatment with TI will appear only after many cell divisions, but the effects of this long-term approach are unknown. In this work, the consequences of 3120 h exposure of human breast cancer cells to TI MST-312 were investigated...
May 17, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497705/circulating-biomedical-images-bodies-and-chromosomes-in-the-post-eugenic-era
#2
María Jesús Santesmases
This essay presents the early days of human cytogenetics, from the late 1950s until the mid 1970s, as a historical series of images. I propose a chronology moving from photographs of bodies to chromosome sets, to be joined by ultrasound images, which provided a return to bodies, by then focused on the unborn. Images carried ontological significance and, as I will argue, are principal characters in the history of human cytogenetics. Inspired by the historiography of heredity and genetics, studies on visual cultures, the conceptualization of circulation, and the sociology of pregnancy, I suggest that cytogenetics, through its focus on pregnancy, pregnant women, and their offspring, found strategic living materials that stabilized human chromosome studies as a biomedical, post-eugenics practice...
May 1, 2017: History of Science; An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494764/possible-benefits-of-tomato-juice-consumption-a-pilot-study-on-irradiated-human-lymphocytes-from-healthy-donors
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Ayumi Nakamura, Chieko Itaki, Ayako Saito, Toko Yonezawa, Koichi Aizawa, Ayumi Hirai, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Tomisato Miura, Yasushi Mariya, Siamak Haghdoost
BACKGROUND: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediate much of the DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation. Among carotenoids, lycopene and β-carotene, present in tomato juice, are known to be strong radical scavengers. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of tomato juice intake on the levels of DNA damage and oxidative stress in human whole blood induced by in vitro exposure to X-rays. METHODS: Ten healthy adults were asked to drink 190 g of tomato juice, containing 17 mg lycopene and 0...
May 12, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488680/some-pioneers-of-european-human-genetics
#4
Peter S Harper
Some of the pioneers of human genetics across Europe are described, based on a series of 100 recorded interviews made by the author. These interviews, and the memories of earlier workers in the field recalled by interviewees, provide a vivid picture, albeit incomplete, of the early years of human and medical genetics. From small beginnings in the immediate post-World War 2 years, human genetics grew rapidly across many European countries, a powerful factor being the development of human cytogenetics, stimulated by concerns over the risks of radiation exposure...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465723/a-case-with-concurrent-duplication-triplication-and-uniparental-isodisomy-at-1q42-12-qter-supporting-microhomology-mediated-break-induced-replication-model-for-replicative-rearrangements
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Tomohiro Kohmoto, Nana Okamoto, Takuya Naruto, Chie Murata, Yuya Ouchi, Naoko Fujita, Hidehito Inagaki, Shigeko Satomura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Masako Saito, Kiyoshi Masuda, Hiroki Kurahashi, Issei Imoto
BACKGROUND: Complex genomic rearrangements (CGRs) consisting of interstitial triplications in conjunction with uniparental isodisomy (isoUPD) have rarely been reported in patients with multiple congenital anomalies (MCA)/intellectual disability (ID). One-ended DNA break repair coupled with microhomology-mediated break-induced replication (MMBIR) has been recently proposed as a possible mechanism giving rise to interstitial copy number gains and distal isoUPD, although only a few cases providing supportive evidence in human congenital diseases with MCA have been documented...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456658/the-simultaneous-inhibition-of-the-mtor-and-mapk-pathways-with-gnetin-c-induces-apoptosis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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J Luis Espinoza, Mahmoud I Elbadry, Masafumi Taniwaki, Kenichi Harada, Ly Quoc Trung, Noriharu Nakagawa, Akiyoshi Takami, Ken Ishiyama, Takuji Yamauchi, Katsuto Takenaka, Shinji Nakao
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a clinically heterogeneous disease that is frequently associated with relapse and a poor prognosis. Among the various subtypes, AML with the monosomal karyotype (AML-MK) has an extremely unfavorable prognosis. We performed screening to identify antitumor compounds that are capable of inducing apoptosis in primary leukemia cells harboring the AML-MK karyotype and identified a naturally occurring stilbene, Gnetin-C, with potent anti-tumor activities against AML cells from patients with various cytogenetic abnormalities, including patients with the AML-MK karyotype...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454693/cytogenetic-features-of-human-trophoblast-cell-lines-swan-71-and-3a-sube
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Jill L Reiter, Holli M Drendel, Sujata Chakraborty, Megan M Schellinger, Men-Jean Lee, Gil Mor
Immortalization of primary cells with telomerase is thought to maintain normal phenotypic properties and avoid chromosomal abnormalities and other cancer-associated changes that occur following simian virus 40 tumor antigen (SV40 Tag) induced immortalization. However, we report that the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)-immortalized SWAN-71 trophoblast cell line has a near pentaploid 103∼119,XXXX[cp20] karyotype. Additionally, DNA typing analysis indicated that SWAN-71 cells have acquired microsatellite instability...
April 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439875/epigenetic-repression-of-mir-375-is-the-dominant-mechanism-for-constitutive-activation-of-the-pdpk1-rps6ka3-signalling-axis-in-multiple-myeloma
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Shotaro Tatekawa, Yoshiaki Chinen, Masaki Ri, Tomoko Narita, Yuji Shimura, Yayoi Matsumura-Kimoto, Taku Tsukamoto, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Eri Kawata, Nobuhiko Uoshima, Tomohiko Taki, Masafumi Taniwaki, Hiroshi Handa, Shinsuke Iida, Junya Kuroda
Cytogenetic/molecular heterogeneity is the hallmark of multiple myeloma (MM). However, we recently showed that the serine/threonine kinase PDPK1 and its substrate RPS6KA3 (also termed RSK2) are universally active in MM, and play pivotal roles in myeloma pathophysiology. In this study, we assessed involvement of aberrant miR-375 repression in PDPK1 overexpression in MM. An analysis of plasma cells from 30 pre-malignant monoclonal gammopathies of undetermined significance and 73 MM patients showed a significant decrease in miR-375 expression in patient-derived plasma cells regardless of the clinical stage, compared to normal plasma cells...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432453/the-influence-of-oxo-bridged-binuclear-gold-iii-complexes-on-na-k-atpase-activity-a-joint-experimental-and-theoretical-approach
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Aleksandra M Bondžić, Mirjana B Čolović, Goran V Janjić, Božidarka Zarić, Sandra Petrović, Danijela Z Krstić, Tiziano Marzo, Luigi Messori, Vesna M Vasić
The in vitro effects of oxo-bridged binuclear gold(III) complexes, i.e., [(bipy2Me)2Au2(μ-O)2][PF6]2 (Auoxo6), Au2[(bipydmb-H)2(μ-O)][PF6] (Au2bipyC) and [Au2(phen(2Me))2(μ-O)2](PF6)2 (Au2phen) on Na/K-ATPase, purified from the porcine cerebral cortex, were investigated. All three studied gold complexes inhibited the enzyme activity in a concentration-dependent manner achieving IC50 values in the low micromolar range. Kinetic analysis suggested an uncompetitive mode of inhibition for Auoxo6 and Au2bipyC, and a mixed type one for Au2phen...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407363/de-novo-unbalanced-translocation-4p-duplication-8p-deletion-in-a-patient-with-autism-ocd-and-overgrowth-syndrome
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Angela Sagar, Dalila Pinto, Fedra Najjar, Stephen J Guter, Carol Macmillan, Edwin H Cook
Chromosomal abnormalities, such as unbalanced translocations and copy number variants (CNVs), are found in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) [Sanders et al. () Neuron 70: 863-885]. Many chromosomal abnormalities, including sub microscopic genomic deletions and duplications, are missed by G-banded karyotyping or Fragile X screening alone and are picked up by chromosomal microarrays [Shen et al. () Pediatrics 125: e727-735]. Translocations involving chromosomes 4 and 8 are possibly the second most frequent translocation in humans and are often undetected in routine cytogenetics [Giglio et al...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403217/embryonic-loss-of-human-females-with-partial-trisomy-19-identifies-region-critical-for-the-single-active-x
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Barbara R Migeon, Michael A Beer, Hans T Bjornsson
To compensate for the sex difference in the number of X chromosomes, human females, like human males have only one active X. The other X chromosomes in cells of both sexes are silenced in utero by XIST, the Inactive X Specific Transcript gene, that is present on all X chromosomes. To investigate the means by which the human active X is protected from silencing by XIST, we updated the search for a key dosage sensitive XIST repressor using new cytogenetic data with more precise resolution. Here, based on a previously unknown sex bias in copy number variations, we identify a unique region in our genome, and propose candidate genes that lie within, as they could inactivate XIST...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391168/toxicity-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-effect-of-dose-and-time-on-biochemical-disturbance-oxidative-stress-and-genotoxicity-in-mice
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Maha Z Rizk, Sanaa A Ali, Manal A Hamed, Nagy Saba El-Rigal, Hanan F Aly, Heba H Salah
The toxic impact of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2NPs) on human health is of prime importance owing to their wide uses in many commercial industries. In the present study, the effect of different doses and exposure time durations of TiO2NPs (21nm) inducing oxidative stress, biochemical disturbance, histological alteration and cytogenetic aberration in mice liver and bone marrow was investigated. Different doses of (TiO2NPs) (50, 250 and 500mg/kg body weight) were each daily intrapertioneally injected to mice for 7, 14 and 45days...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390692/detection-of-mosaicism-at-blastocyst-stage-with-the-use-of-high-resolution-next-generation-sequencing
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Santiago Munné, Dagan Wells
A significant proportion of human preimplantation embryos produced during the course of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments contain two or more cytogenetically distinct cell lines. This phenomenon, known as chromosomal mosaicism, can involve the presence of cells with different types of aneuploidy in the absence of any normal cells or a mixture of euploid and abnormal cells. Although a high prevalence of mosaicism at the cleavage and blastocyst stages has been appreciated for two decades, the precise frequency of the phenomenon and its consequences for embryo viability have been difficult to quantify...
April 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387067/clinical-and-genetic-aspects-of-the-15q11-2-bp1-bp2-microdeletion-disorder
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M G Butler
BACKGROUND: The 15q11.2 BP1-BP2 microdeletion (Burnside-Butler susceptibility locus) is an emerging condition with over 200 individuals reported in the literature. TUBGCP5, CFYIP1, NIPA1 and NIPA2 genes are located in this chromosome 15 region and when disturbed individually are known to cause neurological, cognitive or behavioural problems as well as playing a role in both Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes. These syndromes were the first examples in humans of genomic imprinting and typically caused by a deletion but involving the distal chromosome 15q11-q13 breakpoint BP3 and proximally placed breakpoints BP1 or BP2 of different parental origin...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361849/effect-of-antitumor-drugs-in-low-concentrationson-the-biological-immunophenotypic-and-cytogenetic-characteristics-of-human-colon-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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N Bezdenezhnykh, O Kovalova, O Lykhova, R Kocherga, A Vorontsova, V Zhylchuk, G I Maksimyak, Yu Kudryavets
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the impact of the low-dose anticancer drugs (ACD) with the different mechanisms of action and human interferon (IFN) alpha 2b on the biological properties, immunophenotypic and cytogenetic characteristics of colon cancer cells in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed on human colon cancer cell lines COLO 205, HT-29 and 3C-P treated with ACD and IFN in subtoxic concentrations. Expression of CD44, N-cadherin, vimentin, β-catenin, ERCC1 and Slug was assessed by immunocytochemical method...
March 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349830/aberrant-aml1-gene-expression-in-the-diagnosis-of-childhood-leukemias-not-characterized-by-aml1-involved-cytogenetic-abnormalities
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Maria Adamaki, Spiros Vlahopoulos, George I Lambrou, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Maria Moschovi
The AML1 ( acute myeloid leukemia 1) gene, a necessary prerequisite of embryonic hematopoiesis and a critical regulator of normal hematopoietic development, is one of the most frequently mutated genes in human leukemia, involving over 50 chromosome translocations and over 20 partner genes. In the few existing studies investigating AML1 gene expression in childhood leukemias, aberrant upregulation seems to specifically associate with AML1 translocations and amplifications. The aim of this study was to determine whether overexpression also extends to other leukemic subtypes than the ones karyotypically involving AML1...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333343/centromere-destiny-in-dicentric-chromosomes-new-insights-from-the-evolution-of-human-chromosome-2-ancestral-centromeric-region
#17
Giorgia Chiatante, Giuliana Giannuzzi, Francesco Maria Calabrese, Evan E Eichler, Mario Ventura
Dicentric chromosomes are products of genomic rearrangements that place two centromeres on the same chromosome. Due to the presence of two primary constrictions, they are inherently unstable and overcome their instability by epigenetically inactivating and/or deleting one of the two centromeres, thus resulting in functionally monocentric chromosomes that segregate normally during cell division. Our understanding to date of dicentric chromosome formation, behavior and fate has been largely inferred from observational studies in plants and humans as well as artificially produced de novo dicentrics in yeast and in human cells...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278505/chromosome-painting-in-callicebus-nigrifrons-provides-insights-into-the-genome-evolution-of-titi-monkeys-and-the-ancestral-callicebinae-karyotype
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Naiara Pereira Araújo, Alice Alves do Espírito Santo, Valéria do Socorro Pereira, Roscoe Stanyon, Marta Svartman
We studied the chromosomes of Callicebus nigrifrons with conventional and molecular cytogenetic methods. Our chromosome painting analysis in C. nigrifrons together with previous reports allowed us to hypothesize an ancestral Callicebinae karyotype with 2n = 48. The associations of human chromosomes (HSA) 2/22, 7/15, 10/11, and the inverted HSA2/16 would link Callicebus, Cheracebus, and Plecturocebus and would thus be present in the ancestral Callicebinae karyotype. Four fusions (HSA1b/1c, 3c/8b, 13/20, and 14/15/3/21) and 1 fission (HSA2/22) are synapomorphies of Callicebus...
March 10, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275329/characterization-of-human-ab-serum-for-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-expansion
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Vanessa Tieko Marques Dos Santos, Amanda Mizukami, Maristela Delgado Orellana, Samia Rigotto Caruso, Fernanda Borges da Silva, Fabiola Traina, Karen de Lima Prata, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Kamilla Swiech
BACKGROUND: So far, using human blood-derived components appears to be the most efficient and safest approach available for mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) expansion. In this paper, we report on the characterization of human AB serum (AB HS) produced by using different plasma sources, and its use as an alternative supplement to MSC expansion. METHODS: Two plasma sources were used for AB HS production: plasma removed from whole blood after 24 h of collection (PC > 24 h) and plasma, cryoprecipitate reduced (PCryoR)...
January 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250912/identification-and-preliminary-validation-of-radiation-response-protein-s-in-human-blood-for-a-high-throughput-molecular-biodosimetry-technology-for-the-future
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Saibadaiahun Nongrum, S Thangminlal Vaiphei, Joshua Keppen, Mandahakani Ksoo, Ettrika Kashyap, Rajesh N Sharan
The absence of a rapid and high-throughput technology for radiation biodosimetry has been a great obstacle in our full preparedness to cope with large-scale radiological incidents. The existing cytogenetic technologies have limitations, primarily due to their time-consuming methodologies, which include a tissue culture step, and the time required for scoring. This has seriously undermined its application in a mass casualty scenario under radiological emergencies for timely triage and medical interventions. Recent advances in genomics and proteomics in the postgenomic era have opened up new platforms and avenues to discover molecular biomarkers for biodosimetry in the future...
2017: Genome Integrity
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