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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342899/contributions-of-intestinal-epithelial-barriers-to-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Wangsun Choi, Sunil Yeruva, Jerrold R Turner
A core function of epithelia is to form barriers that separate tissue compartments within complex organisms. These barriers also separate the internal milieu from the external environment and are, therefore, an essential component of host defense. However, in many cases, a perfect barrier would be improbable with life itself. Examples include the air spaces within the lungs, the renal tubules, and the intestines. Here, we focus on the mechanisms by which barriers are assembled, maintained, and regulated in the context of health and disease...
March 23, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342901/the-sympathetic-neuro-adipose-connection-and-the-control-of-body-weight
#2
REVIEW
Inês Mahú, Ana I Domingos
In recent decades, obesity has become a global public health crisis irrespective of age or gender [21]. But according to historic records, concerns over appropriate maintenance of body size have been long established. For more than to 2 millennia, the main therapeutic approach to curb excess weight has been to recommend dietary restrictions and regular exercise (Haslam, 2016). Nevertheless, more contemporary studies indicate that the employment of such approaches in the treatment of severely obese patients causes metabolic adaptions which impair their long-term success in weight management [8]...
March 22, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342900/critical-roles-of-ctp-synthase-n-terminal-in-cytoophidium-assembly
#3
Yong Huang, Jin-Jun Wang, Sanjay Ghosh, Ji-Long Liu
Several metabolic enzymes assemble into distinct intracellular structures in prokaryotes and eukaryotes suggesting an important functional role in cell physiology. The CTP-generating enzyme CTP synthase forms long filamentous structures termed cytoophidia in bacteria, yeast, fruit flies and human cells independent of its catalytic activity. However, the amino acid determinants for protein-protein interaction necessary for polymerisation remained unknown. In this study, we systematically analysed the role of the conserved N-terminal of Drosophila CTP synthase in cytoophidium assembly...
March 22, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342898/temperature-induces-significant-changes-in-both-glycolytic-reserve-and-mitochondrial-spare-respiratory-capacity-in-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines
#4
Mihail I Mitov, Jennifer W Harris, Michael C Alstott, Yekaterina Y Zaytseva, B Mark Evers, D Allan Butterfield
Thermotherapy, as a method of treating cancer, has recently attracted considerable attention from basic and clinical investigators. A number of studies and clinical trials have shown that thermotherapy can be successfully used as a therapeutic approach for various cancers. However, the effects of temperature on cancer bioenergetics have not been studied in detail with a real time, in a microplate, label-free detection approach. This study investigate how changes in temperature affect the bioenergetics characteristics (mitochondrial function and glycolysis) of three colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines utilizing the Seahorse XF96 technology...
March 22, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341448/the-drosophila-dock-family-protein-sponge-is-required-for-development-of-the-air-sac-primordium
#5
Kazushge Morishita, Dang Ngoc Anh Suong, Hideki Yoshida, Masamitsu Yamaguchi
Dedicator of cytokinesis (DOCK) family genes are known as DOCK1-DOCK11 in mammals. DOCK family proteins mainly regulate actin filament polymerization and/or depolymerization and are GEF proteins, which contribute to cellular signaling events by activating small G proteins. Sponge (Spg) is a Drosophila counterpart to mammalian DOCK3/DOCK4, and plays a role in embryonic central nervous system development, R7 photoreceptor cell differentiation, and adult thorax development. In order to conduct further functional analyses on Spg in vivo, we examined its localization in third instar larval wing imaginal discs...
March 21, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341446/pkr-induces-the-expression-of-nlrp3-by-regulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-porphyromonas-gingivalis-infected-osteoblasts
#6
Kaya Yoshida, Hirohiko Okamura, Yuka Hiroshima, Kaori Abe, Jun-Ichi Kido, Yasuo Shinohara, Kazumi Ozaki
The double-stranded RNA-dependent kinase (PKR), which is activated by double stranded RNA, induces inflammation by regulating NF-κB signaling. The NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome also modulates inflammation in response to infection. Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.gingivalis) is an oral bacterium which is implicated in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. We previously reported that PKR is a key modulator of bone metabolism and inflammation in the periodontal tissue. PKR was also reported to induce inflammation in response to microbes by regulating the NLRP3 inflammasome, suggesting that PKR could affect inflammation along with NLRP3 in periodontal diseases...
March 21, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336294/palmitate-mediated-diacylglycerol-accumulation-causes-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-plin2-degradation-and-cell-death-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts
#7
Ali Akoumi, Taha Haffar, Maria Mousterji, Robert Scott Kiss, Nicolas Bousette
We have previously shown that palmitate causes ER stress in primary cardiomyocytes and this was associated with a diffuse lipid staining histology. In contrast, oleate, which was non-toxic, led to the formation of abundant, clearly delineated lipid droplets. The aberrant lipid histology in palmitate treated cells led us to hypothesize that perhaps there was an impairment in lipid droplet formation, which could lead to accumulation of lipids in the ER and consequent ER stress. To test this hypothesis we treated H9C2s (a cardiomyoblast cell line) with either 300µM oleate or palmitate for 8h...
March 21, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336293/a-compendium-of-proteins-that-interact-with-hif-1%C3%AE
#8
Gregg L Semenza
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is the founding member of a family of transcription factors that function as master regulators of oxygen homeostasis. HIF-1 is composed of an O2-regulated HIF-1α subunit and a constitutively expressed HIF-1β subunit. This review provides a compendium of proteins that interact with the HIF-1α subunit, many of which regulate HIF-1 activity in either an O2-dependent or O2-independent manner.
March 20, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327411/gas6-axl-signaling-in-presence-of-sunitinib-is-enhanced-diversified-and-sustained-in-renal-tumor-cells-resulting-in-tumor-progressive-advantages
#9
Anna Gustafsson, Helena K M Fritz, Björn Dahlbäck
Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (CCRCC) is a lethal cancer with bad prognosis due to development of chemoresistance and recurrence of more aggressive tumors. Investigation of Gas6-mediated Axl signaling in CCRCC and endothelial cells reveals a Sunitinib resistant Gas6-Axl signaling that is sustained and enhanced and specifically triggers downstream AKT and PRAS40 activation in an intensified manner. Gas6-induced Axl signaling in presence of Sunitinib is also diversified displaying onset of Axl-dependent EGFR and METR activation and activation of classical MAPK pathways...
March 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327410/mitochondria-control-acute-and-chronic-responses-to-hypoxia
#10
G S McElroy, N S Chandel
There are numerous mechanisms by which mammals respond to hypoxia. These include acute changes in pulmonary arterial tone due to smooth muscle cell contraction, acute increases in respiration triggered by the carotid body chemosensory cells, and chronic changes such as induction of red blood cell proliferation and angiogenesis by hypoxia inducible factor targets erythropoietin and vascular endothelial growth factor, respectively. Mitochondria account for the majority of oxygen consumption in the cell and have recently been appreciated to serve as signaling organelles required for the initiation or propagation of numerous homeostatic mechanisms...
March 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327409/mir-23a-5p-modulates-mycobacterial-survival-and-autophagy-during-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-through-tlr2-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-by-targeting-tlr2
#11
Xing Gu, Yan Gao, De-Guang Mu, En-Qing Fu
Autophagy plays a pivotal role in activating the antimicrobial host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.). The emerging roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in regulating immune responses have attracted increasing attention in recent years. Appreciating the potential of host-directed therapies designed to control autophagy during mycobacterial infection, we focused on the influence of miR-23a-5p on the activation of macrophage autophagy during M.tb. infection in bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) and murine RAW264...
March 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322826/apc-cdh1-controls-cell-cycle-entry-during-liver-regeneration
#12
Ranran Cheng, Xin Liang, Quancheng Zhao, Zhusheng Lian, Lichun Tang, Chen Qiu, Huan Chen, Pumin Zhang
Cdh1 is one of the two adaptor proteins of anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), an E3 ubiquitin ligase controlling mitosis and DNA replication. To date, the in vivo functions of Cdh1 have not been fully explored. In order to characterize Cdh1 in liver regeneration, we generated a conditional knock-out mouse model. Our data showed that loss of Cdh1 leads to increased and extended S phase progression possibly due to the upregulation of cyclin D1. Moreover, the increased DNA replication resulted in activated DNA damage response...
March 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322824/microrna-133-mediates-cardiac-diseases-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
#13
REVIEW
Yi Liu, Yan Liang, Jin-Fang Zhang, Wei-Ming Fu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) belong to the family of small non-coding RNAs that mediate gene expression by post-transcriptional regulation. Increasing evidence have demonstrated that miR-133 is enriched in muscle tissues and myogenic cells, and its aberrant expression could induce the occurrence and development of cardiac disorders, such as cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, etc. In this review, we summarized the regulatory roles of miR-133 in cardiac disorders and the underlying mechanisms, which suggest that miR-133 may be a potential diagnostic and therapeutic tool for cardiac disorders...
March 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322822/asymmetry-at-cell-cell-interfaces-direct-cell-sorting-boundary-formation-and-tissue-morphogenesis
#14
REVIEW
Rosa Ventrella, Nihal Kaplan, Spiro Getsios
During development, cells of seemingly homogenous character sort themselves out into distinct compartments in order to generate cell types with specialized features that support tissue morphogenesis and function. This process is often driven by receptors at the cell membrane that probe the extracellular microenvironment for specific ligands and alter downstream signaling pathways impacting transcription, cytoskeletal organization, and cell adhesion to regulate cell sorting and subsequent boundary formation...
March 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322821/genetics-of-the-hypoxia-inducible-factors-in-human-cancers
#15
Keiji Tanimoto
Professor Lorenz Poellinger (Karolinska Institute/Cancer Science Institute of Singapore) passed away in March 2016. Then hypoxic research field lost a noble and unique researcher when he died, since he had contributed very much to this field in a variety of aspects. We had been collaborating on a various research projects of genomic analyses of HIF-signaling pathway for a long time, and recently reported several interesting results with HIF-α genes (HIF1A, EPAS1 and HIF3A). Genomics/Genetics is a still growing field, with new technologies appearing often, and many groups have performed extensive genomic/genetic analyses...
March 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322825/dissection-of-mechanoresponse-elements-in-promoter-sites-of-the-mechanoresponsive-cyr61-gene
#16
Lothar Seefried, Sigrid Mueller-Deubert, Melanie Krug, Almoatazbellah Youssef, Norbert Schuetze, Anita Ignatius, Franz Jakob, Regina Ebert
Mechanotransduction is important for mesenchymal regeneration and differentiation. Exaggerated high or very low impact yields pathological outcome resulting in fracture or tissue atrophy. Pathological strain in animal models was described but tools to dissect the respective stimuli and downstream pathways are limited. We expand the analytical tools to describe DNA strain response elements in a reporter gene approach. Deletion constructs of the human cysteine-rich protein 61 (CYR61) promoter were cloned into luciferase vectors and stably transfected into human telomerase-immortalized mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC-TERT)...
March 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322823/generating-tissue-topology-through-remodeling-of-cell-cell-adhesions
#17
REVIEW
Katharine Goodwin, Celeste M Nelson
During tissue morphogenesis, cellular rearrangements give rise to a large variety of three-dimensional structures. Final tissue architecture varies greatly across organs, and many develop to include combinations of folds, tubes, and branched networks. To achieve these different tissue geometries, constituent cells must follow different programs that dictate changes in shape and/or migratory behavior. One essential component of these changes is the remodeling of cell-cell adhesions. Invasive migratory behavior and separation between tissues require localized breakdown of cadherin-mediated adhesions...
March 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320523/roles-of-fluid-shear-stress-and-retinoic-acid-in-the-differentiation-of-primary-cultured-human-podocytes
#18
Seung Hee Yang, Jin Woo Choi, Dongeun Huh, Hyung Ah Jo, Sejoong Kim, Chun Soo Lim, Jung Chan Lee, Hee Chan Kim, Hyug Moo Kwon, Chang Wook Jeong, Cheol Kwak, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim, Dong Ki Kim
Due to the distinct features that distinguish immortalized podocyte cell lines from their in vivo counterparts, primary cultured human podocytes might be a superior cell model for glomerular disease studies. However, the podocyte de-differentiation that occurs in culture remains an unresolved problem. Here, we present a method to differentiate primary cultured podocytes using retinoic acid (RA) and fluid shear stress (FSS), which mimic the in vivo environment of the glomerulus. RA treatment induced changes in the cell shape of podocytes from a cobblestone-like morphology to an arborized configuration with enhanced mobility...
March 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315669/cell-survival-interplay-between-hypoxia-and-pre-mrna-splicing
#19
Arvydas Kanopka
RNA splicing takes place in the nucleus and occurs either coor post-transcriptionally. Noncoding sequences (introns) in nuclear mRNA precursors (pre-mRNA) are removed by dedicated splicing machinery. The coding sequences (exons) are joined to generate the mature mRNA that is exported to the cytoplasm and translated into protein. Splicing events are tissue-specific. This process plays an important role in cellular differentiation and organism development. The splicing machinery heavily contributes to biological complexity and especially to the ability of cells to adapt to different developmental stages and altered cellular conditions...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315668/cmybp-c-was-decreased-via-klhl3-mediated-proteasomal-degradation-in-congenital-heart-diseases
#20
Leitong Wang, Guangrui Lai, Guoming Chu, Xiaoyan Liang, Yanyan Zhao
Cardiac myosin binding protein C (cMyBP-C) is a cardiac structural and regulatory protein; mutations of cMyBP-C are frequently associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Cardiac special transcription factors may regulate the expression of cMyBP-C. However, the role of cMyBP-C in congenital heart diseases (CHD) remains poorly understood. In the current study, western blotting and the MRM approach showed that cMyBP-C expression was significantly reduced in fetuses with CHD compared to those without...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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