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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255277/sirtuin-3-is-required-for-osteogenic-differentiation-through-maintenance-of-pgc-1%C3%A9-sod2-mediated-regulation-of-mitochondrial-function
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Yong Ding, Hongmei Yang, Yucai Wang, Jun Chen, Zhenwei Ji, Honghui Sun
Osteogenic differentiation is crucial for the maintenance of bone homeostasis. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3), a member of sirtuins family, functions as a critical deacetylase that regulates many key proteins. In the current study, we aimed to clarify the role of SIRT3 in osteogenic differentiation and the possible mechanisms, using mouse pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. Expression of SIRT3 was substantially increased in differentiated MC3T3-E1 cells. Knock down of SIRT3 significantly decreased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining, and mRNA expression of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) and collagen type I ɑ 1 (Col1ɑ1), and osteocalcin in differentiated MC3T3-E1 cells...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255276/melatonin-inhibits-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-through-suppression-of-ezh2-notch1-signaling-axis
#2
Xiangrong Zheng, Bo Pang, Guangyan Gu, Taihong Gao, Rui Zhang, Qi Pang, Qian Liu
Glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) play essential roles in glioma growth, radio- and chemo-resistance, and recurrence. Elimination of GSCs has therefore become a key strategy and challenge in glioblastoma therapy. Here, we show that melatonin, an indolamine derived from I-tryptophan, significantly inhibited viability and self-renewal ability of GSCs accompanied by a decrease of stem cell markers. We have identified EZH2-NOTCH1 signaling as the key signal pathway that regulated the effects of melatonin in the GSCs...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255275/exosomes-secreted-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-prevent-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-by-promoting-angiogenesis
#3
Xiaolin Liu, Qing Li, Xin Niu, Bin Hu, Shengbao Chen, Wenqi Song, Jian Ding, Changqing Zhang, Yang Wang
Background: Local ischemia is the main pathological performance in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). There is currently no effective therapy to promote angiogenesis in the femoral head. Recent studies revealed that exosomes secreted by induced pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells (iPS-MSC-Exos) have great therapeutic potential in ischemic tissues, but whether they could promote angiogenesis in ONFH has not been reported, and little is known regarding the underlying mechanism. Methods: iPS-MSC-Exos were intravenously injected to a steroid-induced rat osteonecrosis model...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255274/hyperhomocysteinemia-exacerbates-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#4
Yanjun Long, Xin Zhen, Fengxin Zhu, Zheng Hu, Wenjing Lei, Shuang Li, Yan Zha, Jing Nie
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) has been linked to several clinical manifestations including chronic kidney disease. However, it is not known whether HHcy has a role in the development of acute kidney injury (AKI). In the present study, we reported that HHcy mice developed more severe renal injury after cisplatin injection and ischemia-reperfusion injury shown as more severe renal tubular damage and higher serum creatinine. In response to cisplatin, HHcy mice showed more prevalent tubular cell apoptosis and decreased tubular cell proliferation...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255273/increase-in-peripheral-blood-intermediate-monocytes-is-associated-with-the-development-of-recent-onset-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-children
#5
Xiaoya Ren, Wenjun Mou, Chang Su, Xi Chen, Hui Zhang, Bingyan Cao, Xiaoqiao Li, Di Wu, Xin Ni, Jingang Gui, Chunxiu Gong
Monocytes play important roles in antigen presentation and cytokine production to achieve a proper immune response, and are therefore largely implicated in the development and progression of autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study was to analyze the change in the intermediate (CD14+CD16+) monocyte subset in children with recent-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and its possible association with clinical parameters reflecting islet β-cell dysfunction. Compared with age- and sex-matched healthy controls, intermediate monocytes were expanded in children with T1DM, which was positively associated with hemoglobin A1C and negatively associated with serum insulin and C-peptide...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255272/reverse-the-resistance-to-parp-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Yevgeniy Kim, Aleksei Kim, Ainur Sharip, Aigul Sharip, Juhong Jiang, Qing Yang, Yingqiu Xie
One of the DNA repair machineries is activated by Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) enzyme. Particularly, this enzyme is involved in repair of damages to single-strand DNA, thus decreasing the chances of generating double-strand breaks in the genome. Therefore, the concept to block PARP enzymes by PARP inhibitor (PARPi) was appreciated in cancer treatment. PARPi has been designed and tested for many years and became a potential supplement for the conventional chemotherapy. However, increasing evidence indicates the appearance of the resistance to this treatment...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255271/ssc-mir-7134-3p-regulates-fat-accumulation-in-castrated-male-pigs-by-targeting-mark4-gene
#7
Kejun Wang, Wenting Li, Ying Bai, Wanjie Yang, Yao Ling, Meiying Fang
Castration of male pigs is a common practice used to reduce boar taint in commercial pork production, but it also significantly results in fat accumulation in carcass. Our previous study revealed a miRNA gene, ssc-miR-7134-3p that was implicated in adipogenesis. However, the relationship between ssc-miR-7134-3p and fat deposition due to castration is unknown. In the present study, we observed that ssc-miR-7134-3p targets the coding sequence (CDS) region of MARK4 based on bioinformatics analysis and dual-luciferase assays...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255270/activated-clc-2-inhibits-p-akt-to-repress-myelination-in-gdm-newborn-rats
#8
Feixiang He, Yuchen Peng, Zhi Yang, Zilu Ge, Yanping Tian, Teng Ma, Hongli Li
This study aims to investigate the effect and mechanism of type 2 voltage-gated chloride channel (ClC-2) on myelin development of newborn rats' cerebral white matter with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). In this study, GDM model was induced in late pregnant rat model. The alteration of ClC-2 expression in various developmental stages of cerebral white matter with/without being exposed to high glucose was analyzed using RT-PCR, active oxygen detection, TUNEL staining, Western Blot as well as immuno-histochemical staining...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255269/diallyl-trisulfide-inhibits-growth-of-nci-h460-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-ameliorates-cisplatin-induced-oxidative-injury-in-the-treatment-of-lung-carcinoma-in-xenograft-mice
#9
Xiaoyan Jiang, Xiaosong Zhu, Na Liu, Hongya Xu, Zhongxi Zhao, Siying Li, Shanzhong Li, Jianhua Cai, Jimin Cao
Diallyl trisulfide (DATS), an organosulfuric component of garlic oil, exhibits potential anticancer and chemopreventive effects. Cisplatin (DDP), a common chemotherapeutic agent, has provided great therapeutic contributions to treating solid tumors, but with serious side effects. Here, we verified the anti-tumor properties of DATS on lung cancer in vitro and in vivo, and evaluated synergistic effects of DATS combined with DDP on the NCI-H460 xenograft model. Significantly decreased cell viabilities, cell cycle G1 arrest, and apoptosis induction were observed in DATS treated NCI-H460 cells (p<0...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255268/regulatory-axis-of-mir-195-497-and-hmga1-id3-governs-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
#10
Huiling Qiu, Jiasheng Zhong, Lan Luo, Zhixiong Tang, Nian Liu, Kang Kang, Li Li, Deming Gou
Myocytes withdraw from the cell cycle to differentiate during muscle development. Given the capacity of microRNAs (miRNAs) to regulate gene expression during development, we screened for miRNAs that were associated with muscle development. S-Poly(T) Plus analysis of 273 miRNAs in porcine longissimus dorsi muscles revealed 14 miRNAs that were strongly upregulated with age of postnatal muscle development in vivo, including miR-195 and miR-497. These two miRNAs were also strongly upregulated at late differentiation stages of mouse skeletal myoblast C2C12 cells, and demethylation treatment induced significant upregulation of miR-195/497...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255267/17beta-estradiol-attenuates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-premature-senescence-of-nucleus-pulposus-cells-through-regulating-the-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Pei Li, Yibo Gan, Yuan Xu, Liyuan Wang, Bin Ouyang, Chengmin Zhang, Lei Luo, Chen Zhao, Qiang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Accelerated cellular senescence within the nucleus pulposus (NP) region is a common feature of disc degeneration. Our previous work indicated that TNF-α promoted NP cell senescence. Although the intervertebral disc has been reported to be an estrogen-sensitive tissue, it is unclear whether estrogen can inhibit premature senescence of NP cells. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether 17beta-estradiol (E2) can attenuate TNF-α-induced premature senescence of NP cells and the potential mechanism behind this regulatory process...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255266/lipocalin-2-promotes-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-proliferation-by-augmenting-intracellular-iron-in-human-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells
#12
Guoliang Wang, Shenghua Liu, Li Wang, Liukun Meng, Chuanjue Cui, Hao Zhang, Shengshou Hu, Ning Ma, Yingjie Wei
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, a feature of many conditions associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH), is increasingly recognized as a common response to promote proliferation in the walls of pulmonary arteries. Increased expression of Lipocalin-2 in PH led us to test the hypothesis that Lipocalin-2, a protein known to sequester iron and regulate it intracellularly, might facilitate the ER stress and proliferation in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). In this study, we observed greatly increased Lcn2 expression accompanied with increased ATF6 cleavage in a standard rat model of pulmonary hypertension induced by monocrotaline...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123352/mir-15a-3p-and-mir-16-1-3p-negatively-regulate-twist1-to-repress-gastric-cancer-cell-invasion-and-metastasis
#13
Tao Wang, Jingjing Hou, Zengpeng Li, Zihan Zheng, Jie Wei, Dan Song, Tao Hu, Qiao Wu, James Y Yang, Jian-Chun Cai
MicroRNAs are a novel class of gene regulators that function as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. In our current study, we investigated the role of miR-15a-3p and miR-16-1-3p in the regulation of Twist1 expression and EMT process. Our bioinformatics analysis suggested that on the 3' UTR of Twist1, there are two conserved miRNA recognition sites for miR-15a-3p and miR-16-1-3p respectively. Interestingly, overexpression of miR-15a-3p and miR-16-1-3p significantly suppressed the activity of luciferase reporter containing Twist1-3' UTR, reduced mRNA and protein level of EMT related genes such as TWIST1, N-cadherin, α-SMA and Fibronectin, and repressed MMP9 and MMP2 activity, as well as cell migration and invasion...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123351/involvement-of-rictor-mtorc2-in-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-in-vitro
#14
Bei Zheng, Jiadan Wang, Leilei Tang, Chao Tan, Zhe Zhao, Yi Xiao, Renshan Ge, Danyan Zhu
Rictor is a key regulatory/structural subunit of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) and is required for phosphorylation of Akt at serine 473. It plays an important role in cell survival, actin cytoskeleton organization and other processes in embryogenesis. However, the role of Rictor/mTORC2 in the embryonic cardiac differentiation has been uncovered. In the present study, we examined a possible link between Rictor expression and cardiomyocyte differentiation of the mouse embryonic stem (mES) cells...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123350/the-effect-of-estradiol-on-the-growth-plate-chondrocytes-of-limb-and-spine-from-postnatal-mice-in-vitro-the-role-of-estrogen-receptor-and-estradiol-concentration
#15
Sheng Shi, Shuang Zheng, Xin-Feng Li, Zu-De Liu
Objectives: Skeletal development is a complex process. Little is known about the different response of limb or spine growth plate chondrocytes (LGP or SGP) to the estrogen level and the role of estrogen receptor (ER) during postnatal stage. Methods: LGP and SGP chondrocytes were isolated from 50 one-week mice and treated with different concentrations of 17β-estradiol. Cell viability was measured by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8). The expression of collagen II and X were evaluated by real-time PCR and Western blotting...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123349/metadata-analysis-of-phanerochaete-chrysosporium-gene-expression-data-identified-common-cazymes-encoding-gene-expression-profiles-involved-in-cellulose-and-hemicellulose-degradation
#16
Ayyappa Kumar Sista Kameshwar, Wensheng Qin
In literature, extensive studies have been conducted on popular wood degrading white rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium about its lignin degrading mechanisms compared to the cellulose and hemicellulose degrading abilities. This study delineates cellulose and hemicellulose degrading mechanisms through large scale metadata analysis of P. chrysosporium gene expression data (retrieved from NCBI GEO) to understand the common expression patterns of differentially expressed genes when cultured on different growth substrates...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123348/inhibition-of-mirna-210-reverses-nicotine-induced-brain-hypoxic-ischemic-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#17
Lei Wang, Jun Ke, Yong Li, Qinyi Ma, Chiranjib Dasgupta, Xiaohui Huang, Lubo Zhang, DaLiao Xiao
Maternal tobacco use in pregnancy increases the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders and neurobehavioral deficits in postnatal life. The present study tested the hypothesis that perinatal nicotine exposure exacerbated brain vulnerability to hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury in neonatal rats through up-regulation of miR-210 expression in the developing brain. Nicotine was administered to pregnant rats via subcutaneous osmotic minipumps. Experiments of HI brain injury were performed in 10-day-old pups. Perinatal nicotine treatment significantly decreased neonatal body and brain weights, but increased the brain to body weight ratio...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123347/forsythoside-a-exerts-antipyretic-effect-on-yeast-induced-pyrexia-mice-via-inhibiting-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-function
#18
Cuiling Liu, Hongchang Su, Hongye Wan, Qingxia Qin, Xuan Wu, Xiangying Kong, Na Lin
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is a non-selective cation channel gated by noxious heat, playing major roles in thermoregulation. Forsythoside A (FT-A) is the most abundant phenylethanoid glycosides in Fructus Forsythiae, which has been prescribed as a medicinal herb for treating fever in China for a long history. However, how FT-A affects pyrexia and what is the underlying molecular mechanism remain largely unknown. Here we found that FT-A exerted apparent antipyretic effect through decreasing the levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and interleukin 8 (IL-8) in a dose-dependent fashion on the yeast induced pyrexia mice...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123346/the-efficiency-analysis-of-thrombolytic-rt-pa-combined-with-intravascular-interventional-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-basilar-artery-occlusion
#19
Zhao Xianxian, Yue Chengsong, Mei Qiang, Wei Fei, Shen Lin, Ding Huiyan, Gong Zili
In order to further optimize the treatment strategy for the patients with acute basilar artery occlusion, we were dedicated to study the therapeutic effects and influential factors in the process of treated basilar artery occlusion with thrombolytic combined vascular interventional therapy. 75 patients with acute basilar artery occlusion treated with arterial thrombolytic therapy were analyzed retrospectively. In accordance with the discharge records of patients, their short-term curative effect with 24-hour treatment and 14-days treatment were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123345/the-protective-effect-of-alpha-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-activation-on-critical-illness-and-its-mechanism
#20
REVIEW
Chao Ren, Ya-Lin Tong, Jun-Cong Li, Zhong-Qiu Lu, Yong-Ming Yao
Critical illnesses and injuries are recognized as major threats to human health, and they are usually accompanied by uncontrolled inflammation and dysfunction of immune response. The alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAchR), which is a primary receptor of cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP), exhibits great benefits for critical ill conditions. It is composed of 5 identical α7 subunits that form a central pore with high permeability for calcium. This putative structure is closely associated with its functional states...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
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