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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095830/kv7-voltage-activated-potassium-channel-inhibitors-reduce-fluid-resuscitation-requirements-after-hemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
#1
Sean P Nassoiy, Kenneth L Byron, Matthias Majetschak
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that drugs targeting Kv7 channels could be used to modulate vascular function and blood pressure. Here, we studied whether Kv7 channel inhibitors can be utilized to stabilize hemodynamics and reduce resuscitation fluid requirements after hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: Anesthetized male Sprague-Dawley rats were instrumented with arterial and venous catheters for blood pressure monitoring, hemorrhage and fluid resuscitation. Series 1: Linopirdine (Kv7 channel blocker, 0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086885/harnessing-the-early-post-injury-inflammatory-responses-for-cardiac-regeneration
#2
REVIEW
Bill Cheng, H C Chen, I W Chou, Tony W H Tang, Patrick C H Hsieh
Cardiac inflammation is considered by many as the main driving force in prolonging the pathological condition in the heart after myocardial infarction. Immediately after cardiac ischemic injury, neutrophils are the first innate immune cells recruited to the ischemic myocardium within the first 24 h. Once they have infiltrated the injured myocardium, neutrophils would then secret proteases that promote cardiac remodeling and chemokines that enhance the recruitment of monocytes from the spleen, in which the recruitment peaks at 72 h after myocardial infarction...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077137/aberrant-methylation-of-dact1-and-dact2-are-associated-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Yan-Li Guo, Bao-En Shan, Wei Guo, Zhi-Ming Dong, Zhen Zhou, Su-Peng Shen, Xin Guo, Jia Liang, Gang Kuang
BACKGROUND: The DACT (Dishevelled-associated antagonist of β-catenin) family of scaffold proteins may play important roles in tumorigenesis. However, the epigenetic changes of DACT1, 2, 3 and their effect on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have not been investigated so far. The aim of this study was to investigate the promoter methylation and expression of DACT family, in order to elucidate more information on the role of DACT with regard to the progression and prognosis of ESCC...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069019/ppars-modulate-cardiac-metabolism-and-mitochondrial-function-in-diabetes
#4
REVIEW
Ting-Wei Lee, Kuan-Jen Bai, Ting-I Lee, Tze-Fan Chao, Yu-Hsun Kao, Yi-Jen Chen
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a major complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Currently, effective treatments for diabetic cardiomyopathy are limited. The pathophysiology of diabetic cardiomyopathy is complex, whereas mitochondrial dysfunction plays a vital role in the genesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Metabolic regulation targeting mitochondrial dysfunction is expected to be a reasonable strategy for treating diabetic cardiomyopathy. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are master executors in regulating glucose and lipid homeostasis and also modulate mitochondrial function...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061846/map4k4-and-il-6-th17-cells-play-important-roles-in-non-obese-type-2-diabetes
#5
REVIEW
Huai-Chia Chuang, Tse-Hua Tan
Obesity is a causal factor of type 2 diabetes (T2D); however, people without obesity (including lean, normal weight, or overweight) may still develop T2D. Non-obese T2D is prevalent in Asia and also frequently occurs in Europe. Recently, multiple evidences oppose the notion that either obesity or central obesity (visceral fat accumulation) promotes non-obese T2D. Several factors such as inflammation and environmental factors contribute to non-obese T2D. According to the data derived from gene knockout mice and T2D clinical samples in Asia and Europe, the pathogenesis of non-obese T2D has been unveiled recently...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056995/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-activation-and-coevolution-of-its-%C3%AE%C2%B5pkc-mediated-phosphorylation-sites
#6
Aishwarya Nene, Che-Hong Chen, Marie-Hélène Disatnik, Leslie Cruz, Daria Mochly-Rosen
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is a key enzyme for the metabolism of many toxic aldehydes such as acetaldehyde, derived from alcohol drinking, and 4HNE, an oxidative stress-derived lipid peroxidation aldehyde. Post-translational enhancement of ALDH2 activity can be achieved by serine/threonine phosphorylation by epsilon protein kinase C (εPKC). Elevated ALDH2 is beneficial in reducing injury following myocardial infarction, stroke and other oxidative stress and aldehyde toxicity-related diseases...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056971/inhibition-of-epstein-barr-virus-reactivation-by-the-flavonoid-apigenin
#7
Chung-Chun Wu, Chih-Yeu Fang, Yu-Jhen Cheng, Hui-Yu Hsu, Sheng-Ping Chou, Sheng-Yen Huang, Ching-Hwa Tsai, Jen-Yang Chen
BACKGROUND: Lytic reactivation of EBV has been reported to play an important role in human diseases, including NPC carcinogenesis. Inhibition of EBV reactivation is considered to be of great benefit in the treatment of virus-associated diseases. For this purpose, we screened for inhibitory compounds and found that apigenin, a flavonoid, seemed to have the ability to inhibit EBV reactivation. METHODS: We performed western blotting, immunofluorescence and luciferase analyses to determine whether apigenin has anti-EBV activity...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056970/inhibition-of-histone-acetylation-by-curcumin-reduces-alcohol-induced-fetal-cardiac-apoptosis
#8
Xiaochen Yan, Bo Pan, Tiewei Lv, Lingjuan Liu, Jing Zhu, Wen Shen, Xupei Huang, Jie Tian
BACKGROUND: Prenatal alcohol exposure may cause cardiac development defects, however, the underlying mechanisms are not yet clear. In the present study we have investigated the roles of histone modification by curcumin on alcohol induced fetal cardiac abnormalities during the development. METHODS AND RESULTS: Q-PCR and Western blot results showed that alcohol exposure increased gene and active forms of caspase-3 and caspase-8, while decreased gene and protein of bcl-2...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931227/epigenetics-of-amphetamine-induced-sensitization-hdac5-expression-and-microrna-in-neural-remodeling
#9
Philip K Liu, Christina H Liu
BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylase (HDAC) activities modify chromatin structure and play a role in learning and memory during developmental processes. Studies of adult mice suggest HDACs are involved in neural network remodeling in brain repair, but its function in drug addiction is less understood. We aimed to examine in vivo HDAC5 expression in a preclinical model of amphetamine-induced sensitization (AIS) of behavior. We generated specific contrast agents to measure HDAC5 levels by in vivo molecular contrast-enhanced (MCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in amphetamine-naïve mice as well as in mice with AIS...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927211/genetic-variations-of-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-and-alcohol-dehydrogenase-1b-are-associated-with-the-etiology-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-japanese
#10
Yukiko Nakano, Hidenori Ochi, Yuko Onohara, Akinori Sairaku, Takehito Tokuyama, Hiroya Matsumura, Shunsuke Tomomori, Michitaka Amioka, Naoya Hironomobe, Chikaaki Motoda, Nozomu Oda, Kazuaki Chayama, Che-Hong Chen, Eric R Gross, Daria Mochly-Rosen, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption and oxidative stress are well-known risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH1B) and aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) genes encoding enzymes of alcohol and reactive aldehyde metabolism, respectively, are prevalent among East Asians. Here, we examined whether these SNPs were associated with AF in Japanese patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five hundred seventy-seven Japanese patients with AF undergoing catheter ablation and 1935 controls at Hiroshima University Hospital were studied...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923354/the-paradox-role-of-caspase-cascade-in-ionizing-radiation-therapy
#11
REVIEW
Najmeh Rahmanian, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr, Ali Khalaj
Radiotherapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy/surgery is widely used for treatment of cancers. It reduces tumor growth and prevents metastasis. While ionizing radiation activates caspase cascade resulted in apoptosis in cancer cells, it also stimulates tumor cell re-population that leads to reduce the effectiveness of the radiation therapy. This review describes the mechanisms for paradox role of caspase cascade in cancer therapy and discusses the logical and practical strategies for improvement the therapeutic index of radiotherapy through enhancement of radiosensitivity and decreasing the rate of tumor recurrence...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912760/update-on-recent-preclinical-and-clinical-studies-of-t790m-mutant-specific-irreversible-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#12
REVIEW
Bin-Chi Liao, Chia-Chi Lin, Jih-Hsiang Lee, James Chih-Hsin Yang
The first- and second-generation epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (1/2G EGFR-TKIs) gefitinib, erlotinib, and afatinib have all been approved as standard first-line treatments for advanced EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer. The third-generation (3G) EGFR-TKIs have been developed to overcome the EGFR T790M mutation, which is the most common mechanism of acquired resistance to 1/2G EGFR-TKI treatment. This resistance mutation develops in half of the patients who respond to 1/2G EGFR-TKI therapy...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912756/mechanisms-of-inflammatory-responses-and-development-of-insulin-resistance-how-are-they-interlinked
#13
Kanwal Rehman, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance (IR) is one of the major hallmark for pathogenesis and etiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). IR is directly interlinked with various inflammatory responses which play crucial role in the development of IR. Inflammatory responses play a crucial role in the pathogenesis and development of IR which is one of the main causative factor for the etiology of T2DM. METHODS: A comprehensive online English literature was searched using various electronic search databases...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903271/differential-humoral-and-cellular-immunity-induced-by-vaccination-using-plasmid-dna-and-protein-recombinant-expressing-the-ns3-protein-of-dengue-virus-type-3
#14
M L Hurtado-Melgoza, A Ramos-Ligonio, L M Álvarez-Rodríguez, T Meza-Menchaca, A López-Monteon
BACKGROUND: The dengue non-structural 3 (NS3) is a multifunctional protein, containing a serine-protease domain, located at the N-terminal portion, and helicase, NTPase and RTPase domains present in the C-terminal region. This protein is considered the main target for CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses during dengue infection, which may be involved in protection. However, few studies have been undertaken evaluating the use of this protein as a protective antigen against dengue, as well as other flavivirus...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881168/loss-of-porin-function-in-dopaminergic-neurons-of-drosophila-is-suppressed-by-buffy
#15
P Githure M'Angale, Brian E Staveley
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial porin, also known as the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC), is a multi-functional channel protein that shuttles metabolites between the mitochondria and the cytosol and implicated in cellular life and death decisions. The inhibition of porin under the control of neuronal Ddc-Gal4 result in short lifespan and in an age-dependent loss in locomotor function, phenotypes that are strongly associated with Drosophila models of Parkinson disease. METHODS: Loss of porin function was achieved through exploitation of RNA interference while derivative lines were generated by homologous recombination and tested by PCR...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881166/using-the-social-amoeba-dictyostelium-to-study-the-functions-of-proteins-linked-to-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis
#16
REVIEW
Robert J Huber
Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), also known as Batten disease, is a debilitating neurological disorder that affects both children and adults. Thirteen genetically distinct genes have been identified that when mutated, result in abnormal lysosomal function and an excessive accumulation of ceroid lipofuscin in neurons, as well as other cell types outside of the central nervous system. The NCL family of proteins is comprised of lysosomal enzymes (PPT1/CLN1, TPP1/CLN2, CTSD/CLN10, CTSF/CLN13), proteins that peripherally associate with membranes (DNAJC5/CLN4, KCTD7/CLN14), a soluble lysosomal protein (CLN5), a protein present in the secretory pathway (PGRN/CLN11), and several proteins that display different subcellular localizations (CLN3, CLN6, MFSD8/CLN7, CLN8, ATP13A2/CLN12)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863492/defective-autophagy-leads-to-the-suppression-of-stem-like-features-of-cd271-osteosarcoma-cells
#17
Dong Zhang, Qing Zhao, Hao Sun, Lijuan Yin, Jiajun Wu, Jun Xu, Tianxiang He, Chunlei Yang, Chengwei Liang
BACKGROUND: As an important stress-response mechanism, autophagy plays crucial role in the tumor formation and drug resistance of cancer cells including osteosarcoma (OS). OS cancer stem cells (CSCs) also are considered a key factor of tumorigenesis, drug resistance and tumor recurrence. However, the relationship between autophagy and OS CSCs still remains unclear. METHODS: CD271+ OS CSCs and CD271- OS cells were isolated by magnetic activated cell sorting. The autophagy level was evaluated by the mRNA expression of autophagy genes, the protein level of LC3II and p62, and the mean number of GFP-LC3 dot per cell...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863490/suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-represses-glioma-stem-like-cells
#18
Che-Chia Hsu, Wen-Chang Chang, Tsung-I Hsu, Jr-Jiun Liu, Shiu-Hwa Yeh, Jia-Yi Wang, Jing-Ping Liou, Chiung-Yuan Ko, Kwang-Yu Chang, Jian-Ying Chuang
BACKGROUND: Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are proposed to be responsible for high resistance in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treatment. In order to find new strategies aimed at reducing GSC stemness and improving GBM patient survival, we investigated the effects and mechanism of a histone deacetylases (HDACs) inhibitor, suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), since HDAC activity has been linked to cancer stem-like cell (CSC) abundance and properties. METHODS: Human GBM cell lines were plated in serum-free suspension cultures allowed for sphere forming and CSC enrichment...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835996/developing-precision-medicine-for-people-of-east-asian-descent
#19
REVIEW
Stacy L McAllister, Katherine Sun, Eric R Gross
The goal of precision medicine is to separate patient populations into groups to ultimately provide customized care tailored to patients. In terms of precision medicine, ~540 million people in the world have a genetic variant of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) enzyme causing a flushing response and tachycardia after alcohol consumption. The genetic variant is identified as ALDH2*2 and originates from East Asian descendants of the Han Chinese. The variant is particularly important to consider when discussing lifestyle choices with patients in terms of risk for developing specific diseases, preventative screening, and selection of medications for treatment...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832779/mir-199a-3p-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-by-targeting-yap1-suppressing-jagged1-notch-signaling-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Kewei Ren, Tengfei Li, Wenzhe Zhang, Jianzhuang Ren, Zhen Li, Gang Wu
BACKGROUND: miR-199a-3p was significantly downregulated in the majority of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues and HCC cell lines. Yes associated protein 1 (YAP1) was overexpressed in human HCC, which promoted HCC development and progression by upregulating Jagged1 and activating the Notch pathway. We searched potential targets of miR-199a-3p with DIANA, TargetScan and PicTar tools, and found that YAP1 is one of the potential targets. Based on these findings, we speculated that miR-199a-3p might suppress HCC growth by targeting YAP1, downregulating Jagged1 and suppressing the Notch pathway...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
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