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Dynamic transcriptome analysis and Methoprene-tolerant gene knockdown reveal that juvenile hormone regulates oogenesis and vitellogenin synthesis in Propylea Japonica.

Genomics 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

State Key Laboratory of Cotton Biology, Institute of Cotton Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Anyang, Henan 455000, China; Zhengzhou Research Base, State Key Laboratory of Cotton Biology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China.

Propylea japonica has been regarded as one of the most remarkable natural enemies against aphid in China. However, the mechanism of juvenile hormone (JH) regulation of reproduction in P. japonica is still unclear. Read More

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Integrative analyses identified ion channel genes GJB2 and SCNN1B as prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for lung adenocarcinoma.

Lung Cancer 2021 Jun 6;158:29-39. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, 350122, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: Abnormal expressions of ion channel genes are associated with the occurrence and progression of tumors. At present, their roles in the carcinogenesis of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) are not clear.

Materials And Methods: Differentially expressed (DE) genes in the tumorigenesis were identified from 328 ion channel genes in 102 LUAD and paired adjacent normal samples. Read More

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Single-cell RNA sequencing of human femoral head .

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Jun 10;13. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Center for System Biology, Data Sciences, and Reproductive Health, School of Basic Medical Science, Central South University, Yuelu, Changsha 410013, China.

The homeostasis of bone metabolism depends on the coupling and precise regulation of various types of cells in bone tissue. However, the communication and interaction between bone tissue cells at the single-cell level remains poorly understood. Thus, we performed single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) on the primary human femoral head tissue cells (FHTCs). Read More

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Folate metabolic profiling and expression of folate metabolism-related genes during panicle development in foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv).

J Sci Food Agric 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

College of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Bioengineering, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi, 030801, P.R. China.

Background: Foxtail millet grain has higher folate content than other cereal crops. However, the folate metabolite content and the expression patterns of folate metabolite-related genes are unknown.

Results: LC-MS was used to investigate 12 folate metabolites in a foxtail millet panicle. Read More

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Viral and host transcriptomes in SARS-CoV-2 infected human lung cells.

J Virol 2021 Jun 9:JVI0060021. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Institute of Military Veterinary Medicine, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchun, 130122, P. R. China.

Coronaviruses are commonly characterized by a unique discontinuous RNA transcriptional synthesis strategy guided by transcription-regulating sequences (TRSs). However, the details of RNA synthesis in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have not been fully elucidated. Here, we present a time-scaled, gene-comparable transcriptome of SARS-CoV-2, demonstrating that ACGAAC functions as a core TRS guiding the discontinuous RNA synthesis of SARS-CoV-2 from a holistic perspective. Read More

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Cinnamaldehyde Improves Metabolic Functions in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Mice by Regulating Gut Microbiota.

Drug Des Devel Ther 2021 1;15:2339-2355. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: The aim of the present study was to examine the protective effects of cinnamaldehyde (CA) on type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and explore the underlying molecular mechanisms by using multiple omics technology.

Methods: T1DM was induced by streptozotocin in the mice. Immunostaining was performed to evaluate glycogen synthesis in the liver and morphological changes in the heart. Read More

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A defective interleukin-17 receptor A1 causes weight loss and intestinal metabolism-related gene downregulation in Japanese medaka, Oryzias latipes.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 8;11(1):12099. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences, Faculty of Agriculture , University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan.

In the intestine, the host must be able to control the gut microbiota and efficiently absorb transiently supplied metabolites, at the risk of enormous infection. In mammals, the inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-17A/F is one of the key mediators in the intestinal immune system. However, many functions of IL-17 in vertebrate intestines remain unclarified. Read More

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Monascus ruber fermented Panax ginseng ameliorates lipid metabolism disorders and modulate gut microbiota in rats fed a high-fat diet.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Jun 4:114300. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Yangguang South Street, Fangshan 102488, Beijing, China; Key Laboratory for Production Process Control and Quality Evaluation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, Beijing 100029. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) is rich in a variety of biologically active ingredients, which shows good effect in the treatment of metabolic diseases. Monascus has lipid-lowering activity and one of its metabolites, lovastatin, is widely used in clinical practice.

Aim Of The Study: The main purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of fermented Panax ginseng by Monascus ruber (PM) on lipid metabolism and gut microbiota in rats fed a high-fat diet. Read More

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Atherosclerosis and Bone Loss in Humans-Results From Deceased Donors and From Patients Submitted to Carotid Endarterectomy.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 20;8:672496. Epub 2021 May 20.

Rheumatology Research Unit, Faculdade de Medicina, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Universidade de Lisboa, Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

Atherosclerosis and osteoporosis share common risk factors, as well as inflammatory mechanisms. Our aim was to understand how atherosclerotic lesions are related with disturbances in bone. Gene expression of pro-inflammatory and bone metabolism related proteins (β, and ) were analyzed in arteries and bones from 45 deceased donors and adipose tissue was used as control. Read More

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SDHB Suppresses the Tumorigenesis and Development of ccRCC by Inhibiting Glycolysis.

Front Oncol 2021 19;11:639408. Epub 2021 May 19.

Beijing Key Laboratory of Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Research, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Metabolic reprogramming is the prominent feature of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Succinate dehydrogenase subunit B (SDHB) is one of subunits of mitochondrial respiratory chain complex II. The loss of SDHB function is closely related with metabolic changes in kidney cancer cells. Read More

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Silencing Induces Facultative Parthenocarpy in Tomato.

Front Plant Sci 2021 20;12:672232. Epub 2021 May 20.

Key Laboratory of Horticultural Crop Biology and Germplasm Innovation in South China, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China.

Facultative parthenocarpy is of great practical value. However, the molecular mechanism underlying facultative parthenocarpy remains elusive. Transcriptional co-repressors (TPL) act as a central regulatory hub controlling all nine phytohormone pathways. Read More

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RNA-sequencing reveals the metabolism regulation mechanism of sheep skeletal muscle under nutrition deprivation stress.

Animal 2021 Jun 2;15(7):100254. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi 030801, China. Electronic address:

Although the skeletal muscle is one of the main sites of metabolism, little is known about the molecular mechanisms involving its response to nutrition stress. The aim of the study was to screen the transcriptome of sheep muscle to identify the metabolism-related genes under nutrition deprivation stress. Ten healthy adult female Small-tailed Han sheep with similar age and weight were randomly divided into a normal group and fasted group. Read More

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Critical role of the CD44CD62L CD8 T cell subset in restoring antitumor immunity in aged mice.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021 Jun;118(23)

Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine, Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

CD8 T cells play a central role in antitumor immune responses that kill cancer cells directly. In aged individuals, CD8 T cell immunity is strongly suppressed, which is associated with cancer and other age-related diseases. The mechanism underlying this age-related decrease in immune function remains largely unknown. Read More

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Multiomics Analysis Reveals Molecular Abnormalities in Granulosa Cells of Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Front Genet 2021 18;12:648701. Epub 2021 May 18.

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common complex endocrine and metabolic disease in women of reproductive age. It is characterized by anovulatory infertility, hormone disorders, and polycystic ovarian morphology. Regarding the importance of granulosa cells (GCs) in the pathogenesis of PCOS, few studies have investigated the etiology at a single "omics" level, such as with an mRNA expression array or methylation profiling assay, but this can provide only limited insights into the biological mechanisms. Read More

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Bisphenol A impairs cognitive function and 5-HT metabolism in adult male mice by modulating the microbiota-gut-brain axis.

Chemosphere 2021 May 26;282:130952. Epub 2021 May 26.

College of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, China. Electronic address:

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been found to promote hepatotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, and developmental toxicity. However, the neurotoxicity and mechanism of BPA on cognitive function are still unclear. To that end, eight-week-old adult male and female C57BL/6J mice were exposed to 0. Read More

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The effects of psyllium husk on gut microbiota composition and function in chronically constipated women of reproductive age using 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Jun 3;13. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of General Surgery, Shanxi Bethune Hospital (Shanxi Academy of Medical Sciences), Taiyuan, China.

Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder that occurs in the elderly and in women. Psyllium husk is widely used to treat this condition. Recent studies have shown that psyllium husk can improve the clinical symptoms of constipation by regulating gut microbiota, but its clinical effects and potential mechanisms in constipated women of reproductive age have not been previously investigated. Read More

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Angiopoietin-like protein 4 regulates breast muscle lipid metabolism in broilers.

Poult Sci 2021 Mar 26;100(7):101159. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

College of Animal Sciences and Technology, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai-an, Shandong, 271018, P. R. China.

The objective of this study was to determine the effects of angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) on breast muscle lipid metabolism in broilers. In experiment 1, 36 thirty-five-day-old male Arbor Acres broilers were randomly allocated into 6 treatment groups with 6 birds in a completely randomized design. The broilers were subjected to intravenous injection of His-SUMO-ANGPTL4 at the dose of 0 (injection of normal saline [NS]), 20, 100, 500, 2,500, or 12,500 ng/kg BW, respectively. Read More

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Phenethyl Isothiocyanate Improves Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation via Signaling in the Adipose Tissue of Obese Mice.

J Med Food 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Food and Nutrition, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.

Obesity is defined as excess adipose mass that causes serious health problems. Phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) is a major and relatively nontoxic compound of the isothiocyanates. Although many studies have demonstrated that PEITC is a potent substance with physiological activities, such as anticancer activity, the precise mechanism for the effects of PEITC on inflammation and lipid metabolism in adipose tissue is not clear. Read More

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Effect of Vitamin K-Mediated PXR Activation on Drug-Metabolizing Gene Expression in Human Intestinal Carcinoma LS180 Cell Line.

Nutrients 2021 May 18;13(5). Epub 2021 May 18.

Laboratory of Nutrition, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, 468-1 Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8572, Japan.

The pregnane X receptor (PXR) is the key regulator of our defense mechanism against foreign substances such as drugs, dietary nutrients, or environmental pollutants. Because of increased health consciousness, the use of dietary supplements has gradually increased, and most of them can activate PXR. Therefore, an analysis of the interaction between drugs and nutrients is important because altered levels of drug-metabolizing enzymes or transporters can remarkably affect the efficiency of a co-administered drug. Read More

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Ablation of Selenbp1 Alters Lipid Metabolism via the Pparα Pathway in Mouse Kidney.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 19;22(10). Epub 2021 May 19.

Laboratory of Molecular Life Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.

Selenium-binding protein 1 (Selenbp1) is a 2,3,7,8-tetrechlorodibenzo--dioxin inducible protein whose function is yet to be comprehensively elucidated. As the highly homologous isoform, Selenbp2, is expressed at low levels in the kidney, it is worthwhile comparing wild-type C57BL mice and Selenbp1-deficient mice under dioxin-free conditions. Accordingly, we conducted a mouse metabolomics analysis under non-dioxin-treated conditions. Read More

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In Ovo Injection of GABA Can Help Body Weight Gain at Hatch, Increase Chick Weight to Egg Weight Ratio, and Improve Broiler Heat Resistance.

Animals (Basel) 2021 May 11;11(5). Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Animal Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea.

The aim of this study was to explore the outcomes of an in ovo GABA injection in broilers challenged with HS. In Experiment 1, 210 Arbor Acres eggs were allocated to five treatments: no-injection, and in ovo injection of 0.6 mL of 0%, 5%, 10%, or 20% of GABA. Read More

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A Low-Protein High-Fat Diet Leads to Loss of Body Weight and White Adipose Tissue Weight via Enhancing Energy Expenditure in Mice.

Metabolites 2021 May 11;11(5). Epub 2021 May 11.

College of Food Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China.

Obesity has become a worldwide health problem over the past three decades. During obesity, metabolic dysfunction of white adipose tissue (WAT) is a key factor increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. A variety of diet approaches have been proposed for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Read More

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The Potential Protective Role of RUNX1 in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 15;22(10). Epub 2021 May 15.

Grup de Recerca GEMMAIR (AGAUR)-Medicina Aplicada (URV), Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia, Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), 43007 Tarragona, Spain.

The pathogenic mechanisms underlying nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are beginning to be understood. RUNX1 is involved in angiogenesis, which is crucial in inflammation, but its role in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze RUNX1 mRNA hepatic and jejunal abundance in women with morbid obesity (MO) and NAFLD. Read More

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Expanded transcriptomic view of strawberry fruit ripening through meta-analysis.

PLoS One 2021 1;16(6):e0252685. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Strawberry is an important fruit crop and a model for studying non-climacteric fruit ripening. Fruit ripening and senescence influence strawberry fruit quality and postharvest storability, and have been intensively studied. However, genetic and physiological differences among cultivars preclude consensus understanding of these processes. Read More

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Ammonia-based enrichment and long-term propagation of zone I hepatocyte-like cells.

Sci Rep 2021 May 31;11(1):11381. Epub 2021 May 31.

Center for Regenerative Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development Research Institute, 2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya, Tokyo, 157-8535, Japan.

Ammonia has a cytotoxic effect and can therefore be used as a selection agent for enrichment of zone I hepatocytes. However, it has not yet been determined whether ammonia-treated hepatocyte-like cells are able to proliferate in vitro. In this study, we employed an ammonia selection strategy to purify hepatocyte-like cells that were differentiated from human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Read More

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The beneficial effects of polysaccharide obtained from persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) on the proliferation of Lactobacillus and gut microbiota.

Int J Biol Macromol 2021 May 29;182:1874-1882. Epub 2021 May 29.

Non-timber Forest R&D Center, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Zhengzhou 450003, China. Electronic address:

The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of polysaccharide extracts from persimmon (PPE) on the proliferation of Lactobacillus and the gut microbiota of mice. Lactobacillus strains were cultured in medium containing PPE, and differential gene expression was evaluated using transcriptomics. In addition, 16S rDNA was employed to analyze the abundance and diversity of fecal colonies in mice, and the influence of PPE on the intestinal flora in mice was further examined. Read More

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Systemic Bioinformatic Analyses of Nuclear-Encoded Mitochondrial Genes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Front Genet 2021 12;12:670787. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, China.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an autosomal dominant disease and mitochondria plays a key role in the progression in HCM. Here, we analyzed the expression pattern of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes (NMGenes) in HCM and found that the expression of NMGenes was significantly changed. A total of 316 differentially expressed NMGenes (DE-NMGenes) were identified. Read More

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Pu-erh tea ameliorates obesity and modulates gut microbiota in high fat diet fed mice.

Food Res Int 2021 Jun 5;144:110360. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

College of Chemical Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021, China; Xiamen Engineering and Technological Research Center for Comprehensive Utilization of Marine Biological Resources, Xiamen 361021, China.

Obesity is regarded to be associated with fat accumulation, chronic inflammation, and gut microbiota dysbiosis. Raw and ripened pu-erh tea extract (PETe) have the effect of reducing body weight gain and fat accumulation, which are associated with gut microbiota. However, little is known about the difference of raw and ripened PETe on the regulation of gut microbiota. Read More

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Exposure to ethephon compromises endometrial decidualization in mice during early pregnancy via GPR120.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 May 27;220:112361. Epub 2021 May 27.

Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, School of Public Health and Management, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China; Joint International Research Laboratory of Reproduction & Development, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China. Electronic address:

Exposure to ethephon (ETH), a plant growth regulator commonly used for several purposes, can potentially decrease sperm numbers and viability. Occasional findings regarding ETH effects on female reproduction during early pregnancy have also been reported. During early pregnancy, endometrial decidualization is a critical event for embryo implantation and pregnancy maintenance. Read More

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Case Study of the Response of N-Methyladenine DNA Modification to Environmental Stressors in the Unicellular Eukaryote Tetrahymena thermophila.

mSphere 2021 May 28:e0120820. Epub 2021 May 28.

Institute of Evolution & Marine Biodiversity, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.

Rediscovered as a potential epigenetic mark, N-methyladenine DNA modification (6mA) was recently reported to be sensitive to environmental stressors in several multicellular eukaryotes. As 6mA distribution and function differ significantly in multicellular and unicellular organisms, whether and how 6mA in unicellular eukaryotes responds to environmental stress remains elusive. Here, we characterized the dynamic changes of 6mA under starvation in the unicellular model organism Tetrahymena thermophila. Read More

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