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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550183/somatic-mutation-spectrum-in-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-indicates-a-less-complex-genomic-landscape-compared-to-multiple-myeloma
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Aneta Mikulasova, Christopher P Wardell, Alexander Murison, Eileen M Boyle, Graham H Jackson, Jan Smetana, Zuzana Kufova, Ludek Pour, Viera Sandecka, Martina Almasi, Pavla Vsianska, Evzen Gregora, Petr Kuglik, Roman Hajek, Faith E Davies, Gareth J Morgan, Brian A Walker
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a premalignant precursor of multiple myeloma with a 1% risk of progression per year. Although targeted analyses have shown the presence of specific genetic abnormalities such as IGH translocations, RB1 deletion, 1q gain, hyperdiploidy or RAS genes mutations, little is known about the molecular mechanism of malignant transformation. We have performed whole exome sequencing together with CGH+SNP array analysis in 33 flow-cytometry separated abnormal plasma cell samples from MGUS patients to describe somatic gene mutations and chromosome changes at the genome-wide level...
May 26, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542178/uncovering-direct-and-indirect-molecular-determinants-of-chromatin-loops-using-a-computational-integrative-approach
#2
Raphaël Mourad, Lang Li, Olivier Cuvier
Chromosomal organization in 3D plays a central role in regulating cell-type specific transcriptional and DNA replication timing programs. Yet it remains unclear to what extent the resulting long-range contacts depend on specific molecular drivers. Here we propose a model that comprehensively assesses the influence on contacts of DNA-binding proteins, cis-regulatory elements and DNA consensus motifs. Using real data, we validate a large number of predictions for long-range contacts involving known architectural proteins and DNA motifs...
May 23, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532435/early-growth-response-protein-1-regulates-promoter-activity-of-%C3%AE-plasma-membrane-calcium-atpase-2-a-major-calcium-pump-in-the-brain-and-auditory-system
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Rebecca R Minich, Jin Li, Bruce L Tempel
BACKGROUND: Along with sodium/calcium (Ca(2+)) exchangers, plasma membrane Ca(2+) ATPases (ATP2Bs) are main regulators of intracellular Ca(2+) levels. There are four ATP2B paralogs encoded by four different genes. Atp2b2 encodes the protein pump with the fastest activation, ATP2B2. In mice, the Atp2b2 transcript has several alternate transcriptional start site variants: α, β, µ and δ. These variants are expressed in developmental and tissue specific manners. The α and β Atp2b2 transcripts are equally expressed in the brain...
May 22, 2017: BMC Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531178/zebrafish-exposure-to-environmentally-relevant-concentration-of-depleted-uranium-impairs-progeny-development-at-the-molecular-and-histological-levels
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Olivier Armant, Kewin Gombeau, Sophia Murat El Houdigui, Magali Floriani, Virginie Camilleri, Isabelle Cavalie, Christelle Adam-Guillermin
Uranium is an actinide naturally found in the environment. Anthropogenic activities lead to the release of increasing amounts of uranium and depleted uranium (DU) in the environment, posing potential risks to aquatic organisms due to radiological and chemical toxicity of this radionucleide. Although environmental contaminations with high levels of uranium have already been observed, chronic exposures of non-human species to levels close to the environmental quality standards remain scarcely characterized. The present study focused on the identification of the molecular pathways impacted by a chronic exposure of zebrafish to 20 μg/L of DU during 10 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529265/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-identifies-reprogramming-and-differentiation-genes-differentially-expressed-in-uipscs-and-escs
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Liang Shi, Yazhou Cui, Xiaoyan Zhou, Jing Luan, Linli Wang, Jinxiang Han
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) technology has garnered worldwide attention for its therapeutic applications in vivo. Researchers have previously shown that non-viral induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be generated from urine. As a potential alternative, Urinary iPSCs (UiPSCs) are highly similar to embryonic stem cells (ESCs) in many aspects such as morphology, expression of pluripotency markers and the capacity to develop into three germ layers in vitro and in vivo. However, the degree of gene expression similarity between iPSCs and ESCs has not been completely elucidated...
May 20, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521404/silencing-tak1-alters-gene-expression-signatures-in-bladder-cancer-cells
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Jimin Chen, Nan Zhang, Jiaming Wen, Zhewei Zhang
The aim of the present study was to identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) that are induced by the silencing of transforming growth factor-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) in bladder cancer cells and to analyze the potential biological effects. Dataset GSE52452 from mutant fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) bladder cancer cells transfected with control siRNA or TAK1-specific siRNA was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus. The DEGs between the two groups were identified using Limma package following data pre-processing by Affy in Bioconductor...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521108/mir-301b-promotes-the-proliferation-mobility-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-bladder-cancer-cells-by-targeting-egr1
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Lei Yan, Yan Wang, Jun Liang, Zhixin Liu, Xiaodong Sun, Kerui Cai
We aimed to investigate the role of miR-301b in the modulation of the proliferation, migration and invasion in bladder cancer (BLCA) cells. The expression of miR-301b and EGR1 (early growth response gene 1) mRNA were analyzed by qRT-PCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction). Dual-luciferase reporter gene system was used to identify the target relationship between miR-301b and EGR1. Cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis were analyzed by MTT assay, colony-forming assay and flow cytometry, respectively...
May 18, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514743/htlv-1-tax-upregulates-early-growth-response-protein-1-through-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Qingsong Huang, Zhiguo Niu, Jingxian Han, Xihong Liu, Zhuangwei Lv, Huanhuan Li, Lixiang Yuan, Xiangping Li, Shuming Sun, Hui Wang, Xinxiang Huang
Human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a complex retrovirus that causes adult T cell leukemia (ATL) in susceptible individuals. The HTLV-1-encoded oncoprotein Tax induces persistent activation of the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway. Early growth response protein 1 (EGR1) is overexpressed in HTLV-1-infected T cell lines and ATL cells. Here, we showed that both Tax expression and HTLV-1 infection promoted EGR1 overexpression. Loss of the NF-κB binding site in the EGR1 promotor or inhibition of NF-κB activation reduced Tax-induced EGR1 upregulation...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512649/purification-and-characterization-of-schwann-cells-from-adult-human-skin-and-nerve
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Jo Anne Stratton, Ranjan Kumar, Sarthak Sinha, Prajay Shah, Morgan Stykel, Yuval Shapira, Rajiv Midha, Jeff Biernaskie
Despite its modest capacity for regeneration, peripheral nervous system injury often results in significant long-term disability. Supplementing peripheral nervous system injury with autologous Schwann cells (SCs) may serve to rejuvenate the postinjury environment to enhance regeneration and ultimately improve functional outcomes. However, human nerve-derived SC (hN-SC) collection procedures require invasive surgical resection. Here, we describe the characterization of SCs from adult human skin (hSk-SCs) of four male donors ranging between 27 and 46 years old...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459830/correction-fasting-regulates-egr1-and-protects-from-glucose-and-dexamethasone-dependent-sensitization-to-chemotherapy
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Stefano Di Biase, Hong Seok Shim, Kyung Hwa Kim, Manlio Vinciguerra, Francesca Rappa, Min Wei, Sebastian Brandhorst, Francesco Cappello, Hamed Mirzaei, Changhan Lee, Valter D Longo
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001951.].
May 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452807/oxytocin-inhibits-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-migration-by-early-growth-response-1-upregulation
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Jinkyung Kim, Sung-Min Kang, Heon-Jin Lee, So-Young Choi, Su-Hyung Hong
The effect of oxytocin (OXT) on cancer invasion is controversial. Few studies have examined the effect of early growth response-1 (EGR1) on the invasion of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Here, we evaluated how EGR1 affects HNSCC cell migration through the molecular mechanism of OXT in exerting anti-invasion activity. Matrigel invasion and wound-healing assays were used to measure the in-vitro cell migration. The molecular mechanism of OXT was assessed by knockdown or overexpression of EGR1 in HNSCC cells...
July 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439269/genome-wide-identification-of-target-genes-for-the-key-b-cell-transcription-factor-ets1
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Prontip Saelee, Alyssa Kearly, Stephen L Nutt, Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor Ets1 is highly expressed in B lymphocytes. Loss of Ets1 leads to premature B cell differentiation into antibody-secreting cells (ASCs), secretion of autoantibodies, and development of autoimmune disease. Despite the importance of Ets1 in B cell biology, few Ets1 target genes are known in these cells. RESULTS: To obtain a more complete picture of the function of Ets1 in regulating B cell differentiation, we performed Ets1 ChIP-seq in primary mouse B cells to identify >10,000-binding sites, many of which were localized near genes that play important roles in B cell activation and differentiation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438671/alkaline-ph-induces-irr-mediated-phosphorylation-of-irs-1-and-actin-cytoskeleton-remodeling-in-a-pancreatic-beta-cell-line
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Igor E Deyev, Nadezhda V Popova, Oxana V Serova, Svetlana V Zhenilo, Marì Regoli, Eugenio Bertelli, Alexander G Petrenko
Secretion of mildly alkaline (pH 8.0-8.5) juice to intestines is one of the key functions of the pancreas. Recent reports indicate that the pancreatic duct system containing the alkaline juice may adjoin the endocrine cells of pancreatic islets. We have previously identified the insulin receptor-related receptor (IRR) that is expressed in islets as a sensor of mildly alkaline extracellular media. In this study, we show that those islet cells that are in contact with the excretory ducts are also IRR-expressing cells...
April 21, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421537/satb2-ablation-impairs-hippocampus-based-long-term-spatial-memory-and-short-term-working-memory-and-immediate-early-genes-iegs-mediated-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity
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Ying Li, Qiang-Long You, Sheng-Rong Zhang, Wei-Yuan Huang, Wen-Jun Zou, Wei Jie, Shu-Ji Li, Ji-Hong Liu, Chuang-Ye Lv, Jin Cong, Yu-Ying Hu, Tian-Ming Gao, Jian-Ming Li
Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (Satb2) is a protein binding to the matrix attachment regions of DNA and important for gene regulation. Patients with SATB2 mutation usually suffer moderate to severe mental retardation. However, the mechanisms for the defects of intellectual activities in patients with SATB2 mutation are largely unclear. Here we established the heterozygous Satb2 mutant mice and Satb2 conditional knockout mice to mimic the patients with SATB2 mutation and figured out the role of Satb2 in mental activities...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419831/molecular-phenotyping-of-transient-postnatal-tyrosine-hydroxylase-neurons-in-the-rat-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis
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David A Carter
The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) is a complex integrative centre in the forebrain, composed of multiple sub-nuclei, each with discrete populations of neurons. Progress in understanding BNST function, both in the adult and during postnatal maturation, is dependent upon a more complete characterization of neuronal phenotypes in the BNST. The aim of the current study was to define the molecular phenotype of one postnatal BNST neuronal population, in order to identify molecular factors that may underlie both (protein marker-related) immaturity, and secondly, the transience of this phenotype...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416808/ptchd1-deficiency-induces-excitatory-synaptic-and-cognitive-dysfunctions-in-mouse
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D C Ung, G Iacono, H Méziane, E Blanchard, M-A Papon, M Selten, J-R van Rhijn, R Montjean, J Rucci, S Martin, A Fleet, M-C Birling, S Marouillat, R Roepman, M Selloum, A Lux, R-A Thépault, P Hamel, K Mittal, J B Vincent, O Dorseuil, H G Stunnenberg, P Billuart, N Nadif Kasri, Y Hérault, F Laumonnier
Synapse development and neuronal activity represent fundamental processes for the establishment of cognitive function. Structural organization as well as signalling pathways from receptor stimulation to gene expression regulation are mediated by synaptic activity and misregulated in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). Deleterious mutations in the PTCHD1 (Patched domain containing 1) gene have been described in male patients with X-linked ID and/or ASD...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414285/-analysis-of-gene-expression-pattern-in-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-during-experimental-heat-wave
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E S Feoktistova, A V Skamrov, L E Goryunova, G L Khaspekov, M K Osyaeva, O V Rodnenkov, R Sh Beabealashvilli
The conditions of Moscow 2010 summer heat wave were simulated in an accommodation module. Six healthy men aged from 22 to 46 years stayed in the module for 30 days. Measurements of gene expression in peripheral blood leukocytes before, during and 3 day after simulated heat wave were performed using qRT-PCR. We observed a shift in the expression level of certain genes after heat exposure for a long time, and rapid return to the initial level, when volunteers leaved the accommodation module. Eight genes were chosen to form the "heat expression signature"...
March 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407684/atorvastatin-inhibits-the-immediate-early-response-gene-egr1-and-improves-the-functional-profile-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Anna Severino, Chiara Zara, Mara Campioni, Davide Flego, Giulia Angelini, Daniela Pedicino, Ada Francesca Giglio, Francesco Trotta, Simona Giubilato, Vincenzo Pazzano, Claudia Lucci, Antonio Iaconelli, Aureliano Ruggio, Luigi Marzio Biasucci, Filippo Crea, Giovanna Liuzzo
Background- Adaptive immune-response is associated with a worse outcome in acute coronary syndromes. Statins have anti-inflammatory activity beyond lowering lipid levels. We investigated the effects of ex-vivo and in-vivo atorvastatin treatment in acute coronary syndromes on CD4+T-cells, and the underlying molecular mechanisms.Approach and results- Blood samples were collected from 50 statin-naïve acute coronary syndrome patients. We assessed CD4+T-cell activation by flow-cytometry, the expression of 84 T-helper transcription-factors and 84 T-cell related genes by RT-qPCR, and protein expression by Western-blot, before and after 24-hours incubation with increasing doses of atorvastatin: 3-10-26 μg/ml (corresponding to blood levels achieved with doses of 10-40-80 mg, respectively)...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391399/infant-avoidance-training-alters-cellular-activation-patterns-in-prefronto-limbic-circuits-during-adult-avoidance-learning-i-cellular-imaging-of-neurons-expressing-the-synaptic-plasticity-early-growth-response-protein-1-egr1
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Nicole Gröger, Anja Mannewitz, Jörg Bock, Tony Fernando de Schultz, Katja Guttmann, Gerd Poeggel, Katharina Braun
Both positive feedback learning and negative feedback learning are essential for adapting and optimizing behavioral performance. There is increasing evidence in humans and animals that the ability of negative feedback learning emerges postnatally. Our work in rats, using a two-way active avoidance task (TWA) as an experimental paradigm for negative feedback learning, revealed that medial and lateral prefrontal regions of infant rats undergo dramatic synaptic reorganization during avoidance training, resulting in improved avoidance learning in adulthood...
April 8, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389562/tgf-beta-1-regulates-cd44v6-expression-and-activity-through-erk-induced-egr1-in-pulmonary-fibrogenic-fibroblasts
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Shibnath Ghatak, Roger R Markwald, Vincent C Hascall, William Dowling, Robyn Grayson Lottes, John E Baatz, Gyada Beeson, Craig C Beeson, Mark A Perrella, Victor J Thannickal, Suniti Misra
The appearance of myofibroblasts is generally thought to be the underlying cause of the fibrotic changes that underlie idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, cellular/molecular mechanisms that account for the fibroblast-myofibroblast differentiation/activation in IPF remains poorly understood. We investigated the functional role of hyaluronan (HA) receptor CD44v6 [CD44 containing variable exon 6 (v6)] for differentiation of lung fibroblast to myofibroblast phenotype. Increased HA synthesis and CD44 expression have been detected in numerous fibrotic organs...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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