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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425971/%C3%AF-%C3%A2-cells-feature-de-ubiquitination-of-slc-transporters-and-increased-levels-and-fluxes-of-amino-acids
#1
André Bordinassi Medina, Marcin Banaszczak, Yang Ni, Ina Aretz, David Meierhofer
Solute carrier (SLC) transporters are a diverse group of membrane transporter proteins that regulate the cellular flux and distribution of endogenous and xenobiotic compounds. Post-translational modifications (PTMs), such as ubiquitination, have recently emerged as one of the major regulatory mechanisms in protein function and localization. Previously, we showed that SLC amino acid transporters were on average 6-fold de-ubiquitinated and increased amino acid levels were detected in ρ⁰ cells (lacking mitochondrial DNA, mtDNA) compared to parental cells...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419597/growth-rate-correlates-negatively-with-protein-turnover-in-arabidopsis-accessions
#2
Hirofumi Ishihara, Thiago Alexandre Moraes, Eva-Theresa Pyl, Waltraud X Schulze, Toshihiro Obata, André Scheffel, Alisdair R Fernie, Ronan Sulpice, Mark Stitt
Previous studies with Arabidopsis accessions revealed biomass correlates negatively to dusk starch content and total protein, and positively to the maximum activities of enzymes in photosynthesis. We hypothesised that large accessions have lower ribosome abundance and lower rates of protein synthesis, and that this is compensated by lower rates of protein degradation. This would increase growth efficiency and allow more investment in photosynthetic machinery. We analysed ribosome abundance and polysome loading in 19 accessions, modelled the rates of protein synthesis and compared them with the observed rate of growth...
April 17, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414797/big1-is-required-for-the-survival-of-deep-layer-neurons-neuronal-polarity-and-the-formation-of-axonal-tracts-between-the-thalamus-and-neocortex-in-developing-brain
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Jia-Jie Teoh, Tomohiko Iwano, Masataka Kunii, Nur Atik, Erda Avriyanti, Shin-Ichiro Yoshimura, Kenta Moriwaki, Akihiro Harada
BIG1, an activator protein of the small GTPase, Arf, and encoded by the Arfgef1 gene, is one of candidate genes for epileptic encephalopathy. To know the involvement of BIG1 in epileptic encephalopathy, we analyzed BIG1-deficient mice and found that BIG1 regulates neurite outgrowth and brain development in vitro and in vivo. The loss of BIG1 decreased the size of the neocortex and hippocampus. In BIG1-deficient mice, the neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs) and the interneurons were unaffected. However, Tbr1+ and Ctip2+ deep layer (DL) neurons showed spatial-temporal dependent apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391974/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-disease-modelling-of-nlsdm
#4
D Tavian, S Missaglia, M Castagnetta, D Degiorgio, E M Pennisi, R A Coleman, P Dell'Era, C Mora, C Angelini, D A Coviello
Neutral Lipid Storage Disease with Myopathy (NLSDM) is a rare defect of triacylglycerol metabolism, characterized by the abnormal storage of neutral lipid in organelles known as lipid droplets (LDs). The main clinical features are progressive myopathy and cardiomyopathy. The onset of NLSDM is caused by autosomal recessive mutations in the PNPLA2 gene, which encodes adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL). Despite its name, this enzyme is present in a wide variety of cell types and catalyzes the first step in triacylglycerol lipolysis and the release of fatty acids...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377509/genetic-tracing-of-hepatocytes-in-liver-homeostasis-injury-and-regeneration
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Yue Wang, Xiuzhen Huang, Lingjuan He, Wenjuan Pu, Yan Li, Qiaozhen Liu, Yi Li, Libo Zhang, Wei Yu, Huan Zhao, Yingqun Zhou, Bin Zhou
The liver possesses a remarkable capacity to regenerate after damage. There is a heated debate on the origin of new hepatocytes following injuries in adult liver. Hepatic stem/progenitor cells have been proposed to produce functional hepatocytes after injury. Recent studies have argued against this model and suggested that pre-existing hepatocytes, rather than stem cells, contribute new hepatocytes. This hepatocyte-to-hepatocyte model is mainly based on labeling of hepatocytes with Cre-recombinase delivered by adeno-associated virus (AAV)...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349644/changes-to-cholesterol-trafficking-in-macrophages-by-leishmania-parasites-infection
#6
Geo Semini, Daniel Paape, Athina Paterou, Juliane Schroeder, Martin Barrios-Llerena, Toni Aebischer
Leishmania spp. are protozoan parasites that are transmitted by sandfly vectors during blood sucking to vertebrate hosts and cause a spectrum of diseases called leishmaniases. It has been demonstrated that host cholesterol plays an important role during Leishmania infection. Nevertheless, little is known about the intracellular distribution of this lipid early after internalization of the parasite. Here, pulse-chase experiments with radiolabeled cholesteryl esterified to fatty acids bound to low-density lipoproteins indicated that retention of this source of cholesterol is increased in parasite-containing subcellular fractions, while uptake is unaffected...
March 27, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335215/rapamycin-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-as-a-new-tool-to-deliver-mtor-inhibitors-formulation-and-in-vitro-characterization
#7
Alice Polchi, Alessandro Magini, Jarosław Mazuryk, Brunella Tancini, Jacek Gapiński, Adam Patkowski, Stefano Giovagnoli, Carla Emiliani
Recently, the use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, in particular rapamycin (Rp), has been suggested to improve the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. However, as Rp is a strong immunosuppressant, specific delivery to the brain has been postulated to avoid systemic exposure. In this work, we fabricated new Rp loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (Rp-SLN) stabilized with polysorbate 80 (PS80), comparing two different methods and lipids. The formulations were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS), cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and particle tracking...
May 9, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333335/saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-restores-intestinal-barrier-integrity-by-regulation-of-e-cadherin-recycling
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Chloé Terciolo, Aurélie Dobric, Mehdi Ouaissi, Carole Siret, Gilles Breuzard, Françoise Silvy, Bastien Marchiori, Sébastien Germain, Renaté Bonier, Adel Hama, Roisin Owens, Dominique Lombardo, Véronique Rigot, Frédéric André
Background and Aims: Alteration in intestinal permeability is the main factor underlying the pathogenesis of many diseases affecting the gut, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Characterization of molecules targeting the restoration of intestinal barrier integrity is therefore vital for the development of alternative therapies. The yeast Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 (Sb), used to prevent and treat antibiotic-associated infectious and functional diarrhea, may have a beneficial effect in the treatment of IBD...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288157/modelling-t-cell-proliferation-dynamics-heterogeneity-depending-on-cell-differentiation-age-and-genetic-background
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Julien Vibert, Véronique Thomas-Vaslin
Cell proliferation is the common characteristic of all biological systems. The immune system insures the maintenance of body integrity on the basis of a continuous production of diversified T lymphocytes in the thymus. This involves processes of proliferation, differentiation, selection, death and migration of lymphocytes to peripheral tissues, where proliferation also occurs upon antigen recognition. Quantification of cell proliferation dynamics requires specific experimental methods and mathematical modelling...
March 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272897/magnetic-switching-in-granular-fept-layers-promoted-by-near-field-laser-enhancement
#10
Patrick W Granitzka, Emmanuelle Jal, Loïc Le Guyader, Matteo Savoini, Daniel J Higley, Tianmin Liu, Zhao Chen, Tyler Chase, Hendrik Ohldag, Georgi L Dakovski, William F Schlotter, Sebastian Carron, Matthias C Hoffman, Alexander X Gray, Padraic Shafer, Elke Arenholz, Olav Hellwig, Virat Mehta, Yukiko K Takahashi, Jian Wang, Eric E Fullerton, Joachim Stöhr, Alexander H Reid, Hermann A Dürr
Light-matter interaction at the nanoscale in magnetic materials is a topic of intense research in view of potential applications in next-generation high-density magnetic recording. Laser-assisted switching provides a pathway for overcoming the material constraints of high-anisotropy and high-packing density media, though much about the dynamics of the switching process remains unexplored. We use ultrafast small-angle X-ray scattering at an X-ray free-electron laser to probe the magnetic switching dynamics of FePt nanoparticles embedded in a carbon matrix following excitation by an optical femtosecond laser pulse...
March 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250203/microprocessor-dynamics-shows-co-and-post-transcriptional-processing-of-pri-mirnas
#11
Annita Louloupi, Evgenia Ntini, Julia Liz, Ulf Andersson Ørom
miRNAs are small regulatory RNAs involved in the regulation of translation of target transcripts. miRNA biogenesis is a multi-step process starting with the cleavage of the primary miRNA transcript in the nucleus by the Microprocessor complex. Endogenous processing of pri-miRNAs is challenging to study and the in vivo kinetics of this process is not known. Here, we present a method for determining the processing kinetics of pri-miRNAs within intact cells over time using a pulse-chase approach to label transcribed RNA during 15 minutes and follow the processing within a 1-hour window after labeling with bromouridine...
March 1, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219720/lipidomics-in-research-on-yeast-membrane-lipid-homeostasis
#12
Anton I P M de Kroon
Mass spectrometry is increasingly used in research on membrane lipid homeostasis, both in analyses of the steady state lipidome at the level of molecular lipid species, and in pulse-chase approaches employing stable isotope-labeled lipid precursors addressing the dynamics of lipid metabolism. Here my experience with, and view on mass spectrometry-based lipid analysis is presented, with emphasis on aspects of quantification of membrane lipid composition of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: BBALIP_Lipidomics Opinion Articles edited by Sepp Kohlwein...
February 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205173/measurement-of-mitochondrial-cholesterol-import-using-a-mitochondria-targeted-cyp11a1-fusion-construct
#13
Barry E Kennedy, Mark Charman, Barbara Karten
All animal membranes require cholesterol as an essential regulator of biophysical properties and function, but the levels of cholesterol vary widely among different subcellular compartments. Mitochondria, and in particular the inner mitochondrial membrane, have the lowest levels of cholesterol in the cell. Nevertheless, mitochondria need cholesterol for membrane maintenance and biogenesis, as well as oxysterol, steroid, and hepatic bile acid production. Alterations in mitochondrial cholesterol have been associated with a range of pathological conditions, including cancer, hepatosteatosis, cardiac ischemia, Alzheimer's, and Niemann-Pick Type C Disease...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193451/prolonged-pharmacological-inhibition-of-cathepsin-c-results-in-elimination-of-neutrophil-serine-proteases
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Carla Guarino, Yveline Hamon, Cécile Croix, Anne-Sophie Lamort, Sandrine Dallet-Choisy, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Adam Lesner, Thomas Baranek, Marie-Claude Viaud-Massuard, Conni Lauritzen, John Pedersen, Nathalie Heuzé-Vourc'h, Mustapha Si-Tahar, Erhan Fıratlı, Dieter E Jenne, Francis Gauthier, Marshall S Horwitz, Niels Borregaard, Brice Korkmaz
Cathepsin C (CatC) is a tetrameric cysteine dipeptidyl aminopeptidase that plays a key role in activation of pro-inflammatory serine protease zymogens by removal of a N-terminal pro-dipeptide sequence. Loss of function mutations in the CatC gene is associated with lack of immune cell serine protease activities and cause Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS). Also, only very low levels of elastase-like protease zymogens are detected by proteome analysis of neutrophils from PLS patients. Thus, CatC inhibitors represent new alternatives for the treatment of neutrophil protease-driven inflammatory or autoimmune diseases...
February 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160404/evaluating-flow-cytometer-performance-with-weighted-quadratic-least-squares-analysis-of-led-and-multi-level-bead-data
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David R Parks, Faysal El Khettabi, Eric Chase, Robert A Hoffman, Stephen P Perfetto, Josef Spidlen, James C S Wood, Wayne A Moore, Ryan R Brinkman
We developed a fully automated procedure for analyzing data from LED pulses and multilevel bead sets to evaluate backgrounds and photoelectron scales of cytometer fluorescence channels. The method improves on previous formulations by fitting a full quadratic model with appropriate weighting and by providing standard errors and peak residuals as well as the fitted parameters themselves. Here we describe the details of the methods and procedures involved and present a set of illustrations and test cases that demonstrate the consistency and reliability of the results...
March 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152100/genetic-and-isotope-ratio-mass-spectrometric-evidence-for-the-occurrence-of-starch-degradation-and-cycling-in-illuminated-arabidopsis-leaves
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Marouane Baslam, Edurne Baroja-Fernández, Adriana Ricarte-Bermejo, Ángela María Sánchez-López, Iker Aranjuelo, Abdellatif Bahaji, Francisco José Muñoz, Goizeder Almagro, Pablo Pujol, Regina Galarza, Pilar Teixidor, Javier Pozueta-Romero
Although there is a great wealth of data supporting the occurrence of simultaneous synthesis and breakdown of storage carbohydrate in many organisms, previous 13CO2 pulse-chase based studies indicated that starch degradation does not operate in illuminated Arabidopsis leaves. Here we show that leaves of gwd, sex4, bam4, bam1/bam3 and amy3/isa3/lda starch breakdown mutants accumulate higher levels of starch than wild type (WT) leaves when cultured under continuous light (CL) conditions. We also show that leaves of CL grown dpe1 plants impaired in the plastidic disproportionating enzyme accumulate higher levels of maltotriose than WT leaves, the overall data providing evidence for the occurrence of extensive starch degradation in illuminated leaves...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133646/moxdendra2-an-inert-photoswitchable-protein-for-oxidizing-environments
#17
Andrii A Kaberniuk, Nicholas C Morano, Vladislav V Verkhusha, Erik Lee Snapp
Fluorescent proteins (FPs) that can be optically highlighted enable PALM super-resolution microscopy and pulse-chase experiments of cellular molecules. Most FPs evolved in cytoplasmic environments either in the original source organism or in the cytoplasm of bacteria during the course of optimization for research applications. Consequently, many FPs may fold incorrectly in the chemically distinct environments in subcellular organelles. Here, we describe the first monomeric photoswitchable (from green to bright red) FP adapted for oxidizing environments...
February 9, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111744/passive-acoustic-monitoring-development-of-disturbance-calls-and-differentiation-of-disturbance-and-advertisement-calls-in-the-argentine-croaker-umbrina-canosai-sciaenidae
#18
J S Tellechea, M L Fine, W Norbis
Disturbance and advertisement calls of the Argentine croaker Umbrina canosai were recorded from coastal Uruguayan waters. Dissections indicate typical sciaenid extrinsic swimbladder muscles present exclusively in males. Disturbance calls were produced when captive U. canosai were startled, chased with a net or grabbed by the tail. Calls were unusual for sciaenids because each pulse consisted of multiple cycles. The number of cycles per pulse and dominant frequency did not change with U. canosai size, but pulse duration and interpulse interval increased...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095497/replication-coupled-recruitment-of-viral-and-cellular-factors-to-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-replication-forks-for-the-maintenance-and-expression-of-viral-genomes
#19
Jill A Dembowski, Sarah E Dremel, Neal A DeLuca
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infects over half the human population. Much of the infectious cycle occurs in the nucleus of cells where the virus has evolved mechanisms to manipulate host processes for the production of virus. The genome of HSV-1 is coordinately expressed, maintained, and replicated such that progeny virions are produced within 4-6 hours post infection. In this study, we selectively purify HSV-1 replication forks and associated proteins from virus-infected cells and identify select viral and cellular replication, repair, and transcription factors that associate with viral replication forks...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088608/gene-analysis-of-six-cases-of-congenital-protein-s-deficiency-and-functional-analysis-of-protein-s-mutations-a139v-c449f-r451q-c475f-a525v-and-d599tfster13
#20
Fumina Taniguchi, Eriko Morishita, Akiko Sekiya, Haruka Nomoto, Shiori Katsu, Shounosuke Kaneko, Hidesaku Asakura, Shigeki Ohtake
Congenital deficiency of protein S (PS), an anticoagulant factor, leads to venous thrombosis, with onset predominantly beginning in adolescence. In the present study, gene analysis of six unrelated Japanese families diagnosed with congenital PS deficiency identified five missense mutations in the PROS1 gene - c.757C>T (Ala139Val; A139V), c.1346 G>T (Cys449Phe; C449F), c.1352G>A (Arg451Gln; R451Q), c.1424G>T (Cys475Phe; C475F) and c.1574C>T (Ala525Val; A525V) - and one frameshift mutation, c.2135delA (Asp599ThrfsTer13; D599TfsTer13)...
December 24, 2016: Thrombosis Research
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