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Ayumu Suzuki et al.
Nature communications, 7, 11056-11056 (2016-03-31)
Meiosis is a unique process that allows the generation of reproductive cells. It remains largely unknown how meiosis is initiated in germ cells and why non-germline cells do not undergo meiosis. We previously demonstrated that knockdown of Max expression, a
Eleanor M Denham et al.
PLoS biology, 17(12), e3000549-e3000549 (2019-12-10)
Dose-response experiments are a mainstay of receptor biology studies and can reveal valuable insights into receptor function. Such studies of receptors that bind cell surface ligands are currently limited by the difficulty in manipulating the surface density of ligands at
Kaidi Wang et al.
Communications biology, 2, 231-231 (2019-07-03)
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) have been the most prevalent therapeutic targets in anti-cancer drug development. However, the emergence of drug resistance toward single target RTK inhibitors remains a major challenge to achieve long-term remissions. Development of alternative RTK inhibitory strategies
Sung Jae Shin et al.
Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI, 15(8), 1277-1281 (2008-06-14)
We previously reported that protein antigens of serodiagnostic potential were more abundant in culture filtrates than cellular extracts from liquid cultures of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (D. Cho and M. T. Collins, Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 13:1155-1161, 2006). Based on this
Yael Ben-Nun et al.
Structure (London, England : 1993), 28(7), 847-857 (2020-05-04)
p53 is a critical tumor-suppressor protein that guards the human genome against mutations by inducing cell-cycle arrest or apoptosis. Cancer cells subvert p53 by deletion, mutation, or overexpression of the negative regulators HDM2 and HDMX. For tumors that retain wild-type
Pradeep Ramalingam et al.
Nature communications, 11(1), 666-666 (2020-02-06)
Inflammatory signals arising from the microenvironment have emerged as critical regulators of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) function during diverse processes including embryonic development, infectious diseases, and myelosuppressive injuries caused by irradiation and chemotherapy. However, the contributions of cellular subsets within
Nazaret Reverón-Gómez et al.
Molecular cell, 72(2), 239-249 (2018-08-28)
Chromatin organization is disrupted genome-wide during DNA replication. On newly synthesized DNA, nucleosomes are assembled from new naive histones and old modified histones. It remains unknown whether the landscape of histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) is faithfully copied during DNA replication
Tapan Bhattacharyya et al.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 8(5), e2892-e2892 (2014-05-24)
Chagas disease, caused by infection with the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, remains a serious public health issue in Latin America. Genetically diverse, the species is sub-divided into six lineages, known as TcI-TcVI, which have disparate geographical and ecological distributions. TcII, TcV
Haitao Zhang et al.
eLife, 10 (2021-05-15)
The human kinome comprises 538 kinases playing essential functions by catalyzing protein phosphorylation. Annotation of subcellular distribution of the kinome greatly facilitates investigation of normal and disease mechanisms. Here, we present Kinome Atlas (KA), an image-based map of the kinome
Stanislau Yatskevich et al.
Cell reports, 34(13), 108929-108929 (2021-04-01)
The anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that controls cell cycle transitions. Its regulation by the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) is coordinated with the attachment of sister chromatids to the mitotic spindle. APC/C SUMOylation on APC4 ensures timely
Matthew D W Piper et al.
Nature methods, 11(1), 100-105 (2013-11-19)
A critical requirement for research using model organisms is a well-defined and consistent diet. There is currently no complete chemically defined (holidic) diet available for Drosophila melanogaster. We describe a holidic medium that is equal in performance to an oligidic
Yoann Abel et al.
Nucleic acids research, 49(2), 1094-1113 (2020-12-29)
The PAQosome is a large complex composed of the HSP90/R2TP chaperone and a prefoldin-like module. It promotes the biogenesis of cellular machineries but it is unclear how it discriminates closely related client proteins. Among the main PAQosome clients are C/D
Jae-Yeol Kim et al.
Nature communications, 9(1), 4707-4707 (2018-11-11)
Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) usually fold during binding to target proteins. In contrast to interactions between folded proteins, this additional folding step makes the binding process more complex. Understanding the mechanism of coupled binding and folding of IDPs requires analysis
Paul O Sheridan et al.
Bio-protocol, 10(7), e3575-e3575 (2021-03-05)
Roseburia and Eubacterium species of the human gut microbiota play an important role in the maintaince of human health, partly by producing butyrate, the main energy source of our colonic epithelial cells. However, our knowledge of the biochemistry and physiology
Nimrod Elazar et al.
Neuron, 101(2), 224-231 (2018-12-16)
The initiation of axoglial contact is considered a prerequisite for myelination, yet the role cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) play in mediating such interactions remains unclear. To examine the function of axoglial CAMs, we tested whether enhanced CAM-mediated adhesion between OLs
Futang Wan et al.
Cell research, 31(12), 1275-1290 (2021-11-17)
Telomerase, a multi-subunit ribonucleoprotein complex, is a unique reverse transcriptase that catalyzes the processive addition of a repeat sequence to extend the telomere end using a short fragment of its own RNA component as the template. Despite recent structural characterizations
Zsuzsa Bartos et al.
Frontiers in cell and developmental biology, 9, 615729-615729 (2021-02-27)
Proper targeting of the urate and xenobiotic transporter ATP-binding transporter subfamily G member 2 (ABCG2) to the plasma membrane (PM) is essential for its normal function. The naturally occurring Q141K and M71V polymorphisms in ABCG2, associated with gout and hyperuricemia
Dario Saczko-Brack et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(52), E8387-E8395 (2016-12-14)
The organization of actomyosin networks lies at the center of many types of cellular motility, including cell polarization and collective cell migration during development and morphogenesis. Myosin-IXa is critically involved in these processes. Using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy, we
Alessandro Pratesi et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 53(1), 432-440 (2009-11-26)
The synthesis of four biotin derivatives carrying two DOTA moieties for each ligand (BisDOTA set) is reported, for increasing radiation/dose ratio and improving efficiency in the pretargeted avidin-biotin radioimmunotherapy. The biotin-containing scaffold of two BisDOTA was similar to the mono-DOTA
Anna Bogusiewicz et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 145(1), 32-40 (2014-12-21)
A large number of birth defects are related to nutrient deficiencies; concern that biotin deficiency is teratogenic in humans is reasonable. Surprisingly, studies indicate that increased urinary 3-hydroxyisovalerylcarnitine (3HIAc), a previously validated marker of biotin deficiency, is not a valid
Haley D M Wyatt et al.
Molecular cell, 65(5), 848-860 (2017-03-05)
The efficient removal of replication and recombination intermediates is essential for the maintenance of genome stability. Resolution of these potentially toxic structures requires the MUS81-EME1 endonuclease, which is activated at prometaphase by formation of the SMX tri-nuclease containing three DNA repair structure-selective
James D Nicholson et al.
PloS one, 11(8), e0148855-e0148855 (2016-08-26)
Ischemia-reperfusion injury after central nervous system (CNS) injury presents a major health care challenge with few promising treatments. Recently, it has become possible to reduce edema after CNS injury by antagonizing a sulfonylurea receptor 1 (SUR1) regulated ion channel expressed
Ashish A Kawale et al.
STAR protocols, 2(4), 100919-100919 (2021-11-12)
The comprehensive delineation of inherent dynamic motions embedded in proteins, which can be crucial for their functional repertoire, is often essential yet remains poorly understood in the majority of cases. In this protocol, we outline detailed descriptions of the necessary
Dae In Kim et al.
Journal of proteome research, 17(2), 759-769 (2017-12-19)
Biotin-based labeling strategies are widely employed to study protein-protein interactions, subcellular proteomes and post-translational modifications, as well as, used in drug discovery. While the high affinity of streptavidin for biotin greatly facilitates the capture of biotinylated proteins, it still presents
Almudena Veiga-Lopez et al.
Fertility and sterility, 97(3), 748-756 (2012-01-17)
To investigate the impact of prenatal T excess on the expression of key ovarian regulators implicated in follicular recruitment and persistence using a large animal model of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Interventional, animal model study. Academic research unit. A total
Qinglei Hang et al.
Nature communications, 12(1), 4033-4033 (2021-07-01)
In response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), repair proteins are recruited to the damaged sites. Ubiquitin signaling plays a critical role in coordinating protein recruitment during the DNA damage response. Here, we find that the microRNA biogenesis factor DGCR8 promotes
Adequate intake of biotin in pregnancy: why bother?
Donald M Mock
The Journal of nutrition, 144(12), 1885-1886 (2014-10-17)
Baruch B Hertzog et al.
Cell host & microbe, 23(3), 312-323 (2018-03-16)
Bacteria use quorum sensing (QS) to regulate gene expression. We identified a group A Streptococcus (GAS) strain possessing the QS system sil, which produces functional bacteriocins, through a sequential signaling pathway integrating host and bacterial signals. Host cells infected by
Akihiro Fujikawa et al.
Scientific reports, 7(1), 5609-5609 (2017-07-19)
The R5 subfamily of receptor-type protein tyrosine phosphatases (RPTPs) comprises PTPRZ and PTPRG. A recent study on primary human glioblastomas suggested a close association between PTPRZ1 (human PTPRZ) expression and cancer stemness. However, the functional roles of PTPRZ activity in
Isolation and culture of rat and mouse oligodendrocyte precursor cells.
Chen Y et al.
Nature Protocols, 2, 1044-1044 (2007)
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