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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739643/histone-methyltransferase-dot1l-is-a-coactivator-for-thyroid-hormone-receptor-during-xenopus-development
#1
Luan Wen, Liezhen Fu, Yun-Bo Shi
Histone modifications are associated with transcriptional regulation by diverse transcription factors. Genome-wide correlation studies have revealed that histone activation marks and repression marks are associated with activated and repressed gene expression, respectively. Among the histone activation marks is histone H3 K79 methylation, which is carried out by only a single methyltransferase, disruptor of telomeric silencing-1-like (DOT1L). We have been studying thyroid hormone (T3)-dependent amphibian metamorphosis in two highly related species, the pseudo-tetraploid Xenopus laevis and diploid Xenopus tropicalis, as a model for postembryonic development, a period around birth in mammals that is difficult to study...
July 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739642/animal-models-of-ocular-angiogenesis-from-development-to-pathologies
#2
REVIEW
Chi-Hsiu Liu, Zhongxiao Wang, Ye Sun, Jing Chen
Pathological angiogenesis in the eye is an important feature in the pathophysiology of many vision-threatening diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration, as well as corneal diseases with abnormal angiogenesis. Development of reproducible and reliable animal models of ocular angiogenesis has advanced our understanding of both the normal development and the pathobiology of ocular neovascularization. These models have also proven to be valuable experimental tools with which to easily evaluate potential antiangiogenic therapies beyond eye research...
July 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739641/matrine-prevents-bone-loss-in-ovariectomized-mice-by-inhibiting-rankl-induced-osteoclastogenesis
#3
Xiao Chen, Xin Zhi, Panpan Pan, Jin Cui, Liehu Cao, Weizong Weng, Qirong Zhou, Lin Wang, Xiao Zhai, Qingiie Zhao, Honggang Hu, Biaotong Huang, Jiacan Su
Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease characterized by decreased bone density and strength due to excessive loss of bone protein and mineral content. The imbalance between osteogenesis by osteoblasts and osteoclastogenesis by osteoclasts contributes to the pathogenesis of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Estrogen withdrawal leads to increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines. Overactivated osteoclasts by inflammation play a vital role in the imbalance. Matrine is an alkaloid found in plants from the Sophora genus with various pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory activity...
July 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739640/egcg-ameliorates-high-fat-and-high-fructose-induced-cognitive-defects-by-regulating-the-irs-akt-and-erk-creb-bdnf
#4
Yashi Mi, Guoyuan Qi, Rong Fan, Qinglian Qiao, Yali Sun, Yuqi Gao, Xuebo Liu
Obesity, which is caused by an energy imbalance between calorie intake and consumption, has become a major international health burden. Obesity increases the risk of insulin resistance and age-related cognitive decline, accompanied by peripheral inflammation. (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major polyphenol in green tea, possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective activities; however, few reports have focused on its potential effect on cognitive disorders. In this study, our goal was to investigate the protective effects of EGCG treatment on insulin resistance and memory impairment induced by a high-fat and high-fructose diet (HFFD)...
July 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733458/mapping-of-wnt-frizzled-interactions-by-multiplex-crispr-targeting-of-receptor-gene-families
#5
Oksana Voloshanenko, Philipp Gmach, Jan Winter, Dominique Kranz, Michael Boutros
Signaling pathway modules are often encoded by several closely related paralogous genes that can have redundant roles and are therefore difficult to analyze by loss-of-function analysis. A typical example is the Wnt signaling pathway, which in mammals is mediated by 19 Wnt ligands that can bind to 10 Frizzled (FZD) receptors. Although significant progress in understanding Wnt-FZD receptor interactions has been made in recent years, tools to generate systematic interaction maps have been largely lacking. Here we generated cell lines with multiplex mutant alleles of FZD1, FZD2, and FZD7 and demonstrate that these cells are unresponsive to canonical Wnt ligands...
July 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733457/role-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-in-sprouting-angiogenesis-differential-bmp-receptor-dependent-signaling-pathways-balance-stalk-vs-tip-cell-competence
#6
Andreas Benn, Christian Hiepen, Marc Osterland, Christof Schütte, An Zwijsen, Petra Knaus
Before the onset of sprouting angiogenesis, the endothelium is prepatterned for the positioning of tip and stalk cells. Both cell identities are not static, as endothelial cells (ECs) constantly compete for the tip cell position in a dynamic fashion. Here, we show that both bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 2 and BMP6 are proangiogenic in vitro and ex vivo and that the BMP type I receptors, activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)3 and ALK2, play crucial and distinct roles in this process. BMP2 activates the expression of tip cell-associated genes, such as DLL4 (delta-like ligand 4) and KDR (kinase insert domain receptor), and p38-heat shock protein 27 (HSP27)-dependent cell migration, thereby generating tip cell competence...
July 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729291/stimulator-of-ifn-genes-mediated-dna-sensing-pathway-is-suppressed-by-nlrp3-agonists-and-regulated-by-mitofusin-1-and-tbc1d15-mitochondria-dynamics-mediators
#7
Dohyeong Kwon, Eunbyeol Park, Suk-Jo Kang
The stimulator of IFN genes (STING)-mediated DNA-sensing pathway plays an important role in the innate immune response to pathogen infection, autoimmunity, and cancer; however, its regulatory mechanism has not been fully elucidated, and we do not yet know whether the STING pathway is counter-regulated by other innate immune pathways. Here, we show that the NLRP3-activating agonists, ATP and nigericin, prevent STING pathway activation in association with mitochondrial fragmentation; however, the suppression of the STING pathway and mitochondria fission were not dependent on NLRP3 or potassium efflux...
July 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729290/choroidal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-protection-against-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-retinal-injury
#8
Zhenyang Zhao, Yuejin Liang, Yin Liu, Pei Xu, Miles J Flamme-Wiese, Deming Sun, Jiaren Sun, Robert F Mullins, Yan Chen, Jiyang Cai
γδ T cells located near the epithelial barrier are integral components of local inflammatory and innate immune responses. We have previously reported the presence of choroidal γδ T cells in a model of chronic degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The goals of the current study were to further define the functions of choroidal γδ T cells and to explore the underlying mechanisms of their action. Our data demonstrate that choroidal γδ T cells are activated by RPE injury in response to NaIO3 treatment, and that they express genes that encode immunosuppressive cytokines, such as IL-4 and IL-10...
July 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720647/in-situ-targeting-of-dendritic-cells-sets-tolerogenic-environment-and-ameliorates-cd4-t-cell-response-in-the-postischemic-liver
#9
Dominik Funken, Hellen Ishikawa-Ankerhold, Bernd Uhl, Maximilian Lerchenberger, Markus Rentsch, Doris Mayr, Steffen Massberg, Jens Werner, Andrej Khandoga
CD4(+) T cells recruited to the liver play a key role in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The mechanism of their activation during alloantigen-independent I/R is not completely understood. We hypothesized that liver-resident dendritic cells (DCs) interact with CD4(+) T cells in the postischemic liver and that modulation of DCs or T-cell-DC interactions attenuates liver inflammation. In mice, warm hepatic I/R (90/120-240 min) was induced. Tolerogenic DCs were generated in situ by pretreatment of animals with the vitamin D analog paricalcitol...
July 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716970/prolonged-force-depression-after-mechanically-demanding-contractions-is-largely-independent-of-ca-2-and-reactive-oxygen-species
#10
Sigitas Kamandulis, Felipe de Souza Leite, Andres Hernández, Abram Katz, Marius Brazaitis, Joseph D Bruton, Tomas Venckunas, Nerijus Masiulis, Dalia Mickeviciene, Nerijus Eimantas, Andrejus Subocius, Dilson E Rassier, Albertas Skurvydas, Niklas Ivarsson, Håkan Westerblad
Increased production of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS) and impaired cellular Ca(2+) handling are implicated in the prolonged low-frequency force depression (PLFFD) observed in skeletal muscle after both metabolically and mechanically demanding exercise. Metabolically demanding high-intensity exercise can induce PLFFD accompanied by ROS-dependent fragmentation of the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) release channels, the ryanodine receptor (RyR)-1. We tested whether similar changes occur after mechanically demanding eccentric contractions...
July 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716969/genetic-determinants-of-susceptibility-to-silver-nanoparticle-induced-acute-lung-inflammation-in-mice
#11
David K Scoville, Dianne Botta, Karen Galdanes, Stefanie C Schmuck, Collin C White, Patricia L Stapleton, Theo K Bammler, James W MacDonald, William A Altemeier, Michelle Hernandez, Steven R Kleeberger, Lung-Chi Chen, Terry Gordon, Terrance J Kavanagh
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are employed in a variety of consumer products; however, in vivo rodent studies indicate that AgNPs can cause lung inflammation and toxicity in a strain- and particle type-dependent manner, but mechanisms of susceptibility remain unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the variation in AgNP-induced lung inflammation and toxicity across multiple inbred mouse strains and to use genome-wide association (GWA) mapping to identify potential candidate susceptibility genes. Mice received doses of 0...
July 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710114/circadian-rhythm-disruption-impairs-tissue-homeostasis-and-exacerbates-chronic-inflammation-in-the-intestine
#12
René Pagel, Florian Bär, Torsten Schröder, Annika Sünderhauf, Axel Künstner, Saleh M Ibrahim, Stella E Autenrieth, Kathrin Kalies, Peter König, Anthony H Tsang, Dominik Bettenworth, Senad Divanovic, Hendrik Lehnert, Klaus Fellermann, Henrik Oster, Stefanie Derer, Christian Sina
Endogenous circadian clocks regulate 24 h rhythms of physiology and behavior. Circadian rhythm disruption (CRD) is suggested as a risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unknown. Intestinal biopsies from Per1/2 mutant and wild-type (WT) mice were investigated by electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and bromodeoxyuridine pulse-chase experiments. TNF-α was injected intraperitoneally, with or without necrostatin-1, into Per1/2 mice or rhythmic and externally desynchronized WT mice to study intestinal epithelial cell death...
July 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710113/trap1-ameliorates-renal-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-in-mice-with-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-by-protecting-renal-tubular-epithelial-cell-mitochondria
#13
Jun-Feng Chen, Qi-Shun Wu, Yu-Xian Xie, Bo-Lin Si, Ping-Ping Yang, Wen-Yan Wang, Qin Hua, Qing He
Mitochondrial dysfunction causes renal tubular epithelial cell injury and promotes cell apoptosis and renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) progression. TNF receptor-associated protein 1 (TRAP1) is a molecular chaperone protein that is localized in mitochondria. It plays an important role in cell apoptosis; however, its functional mechanism in TIF remains unclear. In this study, we observed the effects of TRAP1 in renal tubular epithelial cell mitochondria in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction and its function in cell apoptosis and TIF...
July 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705812/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-metabolic-syndrome-the-expanding-role-of-the-adipocyte
#14
REVIEW
Andrea Armani, Alessandra Berry, Francesca Cirulli, Massimiliano Caprio
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as a cluster of 3 or more metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors and represents a serious problem for public health. Altered function of adipose tissue has a significant impact on whole-body metabolism and represents a key driver for the development of these metabolic derangements, collectively referred as to MetS. In particular, increased visceral and ectopic fat deposition play a major role in the development of insulin resistance and MetS. A large body of evidence demonstrates that aging and MetS share several metabolic alterations...
July 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705811/proprotein-convertase-furin1-expression-in-the-drosophila-fat-body-is-essential-for-a-normal-antimicrobial-peptide-response-and-bacterial-host-defense
#15
Saara Aittomäki, Susanna Valanne, Tapio Lehtinen, Sampsa Matikainen, Tuula A Nyman, Mika Rämet, Marko Pesu
Invading pathogens provoke robust innate immune responses in Dipteran insects, such as Drosophila melanogaster In a systemic bacterial infection, a humoral response is induced in the fat body. Gram-positive bacteria trigger the Toll signaling pathway, whereas gram-negative bacterial infections are signaled via the immune deficiency (IMD) pathway. We show here that the RNA interference-mediated silencing of Furin1-a member of the proprotein convertase enzyme family-specifically in the fat body, results in a reduction in the expression of antimicrobial peptides...
July 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705810/the-butyrophilin-3a1-intracellular-domain-undergoes-a-conformational-change-involving-the-juxtamembrane-region
#16
Khiem Nguyen, Jin Li, Robbins Puthenveetil, Xiaochen Lin, Michael M Poe, Chia-Hung Christine Hsiao, Olga Vinogradova, Andrew J Wiemer
Small isoprenoid diphosphates, such as (E)-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-but-2-enyl diphosphate (HMBPP), are ligands of the internal domain of BTN3A1. Ligand binding in target cells promotes activation of Vγ9Vδ2 T cells. We demonstrate by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) that HMBPP binding to the internal domain of BTN3A1 induces a conformational change in the position of the B30.2 domain relative to the juxtamembrane (JM) region. To better understand the molecular details of this conformational rearrangement, NMR spectroscopy was used to discover that the JM region interacts with HMBPP, specifically at the diphosphate...
July 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705809/the-oncogenic-role-of-the-spliced-somatostatin-receptor-sst5tmd4-variant-in-prostate-cancer
#17
Daniel Hormaechea-Agulla, Juan M Jiménez-Vacas, Enrique Gómez-Gómez, Fernando L López, Julia Carrasco-Valiente, José Valero-Rosa, María M Moreno, Rafael Sánchez-Sánchez, Rosa Ortega-Salas, Francisco Gracia-Navarro, Michael D Culler, Alejandro Ibáñez-Costa, Manuel D Gahete, María J Requena, Justo P Castaño, Raúl M Luque
sst5TMD4, a splice variant of the sst5 gene, is overexpressed and associated with aggressiveness in various endocrine-related tumors, but its presence, functional role, and mechanisms of actions in prostate cancer (PCa)-the most common cancer type in males-is completely unexplored. In this study, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded prostate pieces from patients with localized PCa, which included tumoral and nontumoral adjacent regions (n = 45), fresh biopsies from patients with high-risk PCa (n = 52), and healthy fresh prostates from cystoprostatectomies (n = 14) were examined...
July 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701304/hif1a-up-regulates-the-adora2b-receptor-on-alternatively-activated-macrophages-and-contributes-to-pulmonary-fibrosis
#18
Kemly Philip, Tingting Weng Mills, Jonathan Davies, Ning-Yuan Chen, Harry Karmouty-Quintana, Fayong Luo, Jose G Molina, Javier Amione-Guerra, Neeraj Sinha, Ashrith Guha, Holger K Eltzschig, Michael R Blackburn
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a deadly chronic lung disease. Extracellular accumulation of adenosine and subsequent activation of the ADORA2B receptor play important roles in regulating inflammation and fibrosis in IPF. Additionally, alternatively activated macrophages (AAMs) expressing ADORA2B have been implicated in mediating adenosine's effects in IPF. Although hypoxic conditions are present in IPF, hypoxia's role as a direct modulator of macrophage phenotype and identification of factors that regulate ADORA2B expression on AAMs in IPF is not well understood...
July 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701303/endothelial-cell-shp-2-negatively-regulates-neutrophil-adhesion-and-promotes-transmigration-by-enhancing-icam-1-ve-cadherin-interaction
#19
Meiping Yan, Xinhua Zhang, Ao Chen, Wei Gu, Jie Liu, Xiaojiao Ren, Jianping Zhang, Xiaoxiong Wu, Aaron T Place, Richard D Minshall, Guoquan Liu
Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) mediates the firm adhesion of leukocytes to endothelial cells and initiates subsequent signaling that promotes their transendothelial migration (TEM). Vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin plays a critical role in endothelial cell-cell adhesion, thereby controlling endothelial permeability and leukocyte transmigration. This study aimed to determine the molecular signaling events that originate from the ICAM-1-mediated firm adhesion of neutrophils that regulate VE-cadherin's role as a negative regulator of leukocyte transmigration...
July 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687613/valproic-acid-induces-aberrant-development-of-striatal-compartments-and-corticostriatal-pathways-in-a-mouse-model-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
#20
Hsiao-Ying Kuo, Fu-Chin Liu
The striatum comprises two neurochemical compartments: striosomes and the matrix. Striosomal and matrix compartments receive inputs from limbic-related and sensorimotor cortices, respectively. Here, we investigate the impact on the corticostriosomal pathway in the valproic acid (VPA)-induced autism spectrum disorder mouse model. VPA administration during the neurogenesis time windows of striosomes, but not the matrix, resulted in aberrant compartmentation [i.e., maternal VPA injections at embryonic day (E)12...
July 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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