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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655163/microrna-21a-5p-pdcd4-axis-regulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-induced-neuroprotection-in-acute-glaucoma
#1
Wenru Su, Zuohong Li, Yu Jia, Yingting Zhu, Wenjia Cai, Peixing Wan, Yingying Zhang, Song Guo Zheng, Yehong Zhuo
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been demonstrated to have promising therapeutic benefits for a variety of neurological diseases; however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we showed that intravitreal infusion of MSCs promoted retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival in a mouse model of acute glaucoma, with significant inhibition of microglial activation, production of TNF-α, IL-1β, and reactive oxygen species, as well as caspase-8 and caspase-3 activation. In vitro, MSCs inhibited both caspase-8-mediated RGC apoptosis and microglial activation, partly via the action of stanniocalcin 1 (STC1)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655161/dysfunction-of-pla2g6-and-cyp2c44-associated-network-signals-imminent-carcinogenesis-from-chronic-inflammation-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Meiyi Li, Chen Li, Wei-Xin Liu, Conghui Liu, Jingru Cui, Qingrun Li, Hong Ni, Yingcheng Yang, Chaochao Wu, Chunlei Chen, Xing Zhen, Tao Zeng, Mujun Zhao, Lei Chen, Jiarui Wu, Rong Zeng, Luonan Chen
Little is known about how chronic inflammation contributes to the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), especially the initiation of cancer. To uncover the critical transition from chronic inflammation to HCC and the molecular mechanisms at a network level, we analyzed the time-series proteomic data of woodchuck hepatitis virus/c-myc mice and age-matched wt-C57BL/6 mice using our dynamical network biomarker (DNB) model. DNB analysis indicated that the 5th month after birth of transgenic mice was the critical period of cancer initiation, just before the critical transition, which is consistent with clinical symptoms...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651379/klf4-is-a-tumor-suppressor-in-anaplastic-meningioma-stem-like-cells-and-human-meningiomas
#3
Hailiang Tang, Xuanchun Wang, Hongda Zhu, Lingyang Hua, Jingrun Li, Qing Xie, Xiancheng Chen, Tao Zhang, Ye Gong
Meningiomas are the most common primary tumors in central nervous system. While recent studies have revealed genetic clues to lower grade human meningiomas, the molecular determinants driving the progression and recurrence of anaplastic meningioma, the most malignant subtype with a low prevalence but high morbidity, are still poorly understood. It has been proposed that high recurrence rates of malignant meningiomas are linked to cancer stem cells. Indeed, tumor stem-like cells have been isolated from various meningioma subtypes, but never been obtained from anaplastic meningioma...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486630/paired-related-homeobox-1-transactivates-dopamine-d2-receptor-to-maintain-propagation-and-tumorigenicity-of-glioma-initiating-cells
#4
Yamu Li, Wen Wang, Fangyu Wang, Qiushuang Wu, Wei Li, Xiaoling Zhong, Kuan Tian, Tao Zeng, Liang Gao, Ying Liu, Shu Li, Xiaobing Jiang, Guangwei Du, Yan Zhou
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly invasive brain tumor with limited therapeutic means and poor prognosis. Recent studies indicate that glioma-initiating cells/glioma stem cells (GICs/GSCs) may be responsible for tumor initiation, infiltration, and recurrence. GICs could aberrantly employ molecular machinery balancing self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic neural precursors. Here, we find that paired related homeobox 1 (PRRX1), a homeodomain transcription factor that was previously reported to control skeletal development, is expressed in cortical neural progenitors and is required for their self-renewal and proper differentiation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486585/cold-adaptation-in-pigs-depends-on-ucp3-in-beige-adipocytes
#5
Jun Lin, Chunwei Cao, Cong Tao, Rongcai Ye, Meng Dong, Qiantao Zheng, Chao Wang, Xiaoxiao Jiang, Guosong Qin, Changguo Yan, Kui Li, John R Speakman, Yanfang Wang, Wanzhu Jin, Jianguo Zhao
Pigs lack functional UCP1 making them susceptible to cold. Nevertheless, several pig breeds are known to be cold resistant. The molecular mechanism(s) enabling such adaptation are currently unknown. Here, we show that this resistance is not dependent on shivering, but rather depends on UCP3 and white adipose tissue (WAT) browning. In two cold-resistant breeds (Tibetan and Min), but not a cold-sensitive breed (Bama), WAT browning was induced after cold exposure. Beige adipocytes from Tibetan pigs exhibited greater oxidative capacity than those from Bama pigs...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637320/biological-functions-based-on-protein-interplays
#6
Jiarui Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510697/bccip%C3%AE-modulates-the-ribosomal-and-extraribosomal-function-of-s7-through-a-direct-interaction
#7
Qian Ba, Xiaoguang Li, Chao Huang, Junyang Li, Yijing Fu, Peizhan Chen, Juan Duan, Miao Hao, Yinghua Zhang, Jingquan Li, Chuanqi Sun, Hao Ying, Haiyun Song, Ruiwen Zhang, Zhiyuan Shen, Hui Wang
Extraribosomal functions of ribosomal proteins (RPs) have gained much attention for their implications in tumorigenesis and progression. However, the regulations for transition between the ribosomal and extraribosomal functions of RPs are rarely reported. Herein, we identified a ribosomal protein S7-interacting partner, BCCIPβ, which modulates the functional conversion of S7. Through the N-terminal acidic domain, BCCIPβ interacts with the central basic region in S7 and regulates the extraribosomal distribution of S7...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498949/proteolytic-cleavage-is-required-for-functional-neuroligin-2-maturation-and-trafficking-in-drosophila
#8
Renjun Tu, Jinjun Qian, Menglong Rui, Nana Tao, Mingkuan Sun, Yan Zhuang, Huihui Lv, Junhai Han, Moyi Li, Wei Xie
Neuroligins (Nlgs) are transmembrane cell adhesion molecules playing essential roles in synapse development and function. Genetic mutations in neuroligin genes have been linked with some neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. These mutated Nlgs are mostly retained in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). However, the mechanisms underlying normal Nlg maturation and trafficking have remained largely unknown. Here, we found that Drosophila neuroligin 2 (DNlg2) undergoes proteolytic cleavage in the ER in a variety of Drosophila tissues throughout developmental stages...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486659/a-sequence-of-28s-rrna-derived-small-rnas-is-enriched-in-mature-sperm-and-various-somatic-tissues-and-possibly-associates-with-inflammation
#9
Chen Chu, Lu Yu, Bin Wu, Li Ma, Lan-Tao Gou, Miao He, Yunli Guo, Zhi-Tong Li, Wei Gao, Huijuan Shi, Mo-Fang Liu, Hongyan Wang, Charlie Degui Chen, Joël R Drevet, Yuchuan Zhou, Yonglian Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402439/chromodomain-protein-cdyl-is-required-for-transmission-restoration-of-repressive-histone-marks
#10
Yongqing Liu, Shumeng Liu, Shuai Yuan, Huajing Yu, Yu Zhang, Xiaohan Yang, Guojia Xie, Zhe Chen, Wanjin Li, Bosen Xu, Luyang Sun, Yongfeng Shang, Jing Liang
Faithful transmission or restoration of epigenetic information such as repressive histone modifications through generations is critical for the maintenance of cell identity. We report here that chromodomain Y-like protein (CDYL), a chromodomain-containing transcription corepressor, is physically associated with chromatin assembly factor 1 (CAF-1) and the replicative helicase MCM complex. We showed that CDYL bridges CAF-1 and MCM, facilitating histone transfer and deposition during DNA replication. We demonstrated that CDYL recruits histone-modifying enzymes G9a, SETDB1, and EZH2 to replication forks, leading to the addition of H3K9me2/3 and H3K27me2/3 on newly deposited histone H3...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369529/human-apo-srp72-and-srp68-72-complex-structures-reveal-the-molecular-basis-of-protein-translocation
#11
Yina Gao, Qi Zhang, Yue Lang, Yang Liu, Xiaofei Dong, Zhenhang Chen, Wenli Tian, Jun Tang, Wei Wu, Yufeng Tong, Zhongzhou Chen
The co-translational targeting or insertion of secretory and membrane proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a key biological process mediated by the signal recognition particle (SRP). In eukaryotes, the SRP68-SRP72 (SRP68/72) heterodimer plays an essential role in protein translocation. However, structural information on the two largest SRP proteins, SRP68 and SRP72, is limited, especially regarding their interaction. Herein, we report the first crystal structures of human apo-SRP72 and the SRP68/72 complex at 2...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201649/a-ck2-rnf4-interplay-coordinates-non-canonical-sumoylation-and-degradation-of-nuclear-receptor-fxr
#12
Stéphanie Bilodeau, Véronique Caron, Jonathan Gagnon, Alexandre Kuftedjian, André Tremblay
Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a ligand-activated nuclear receptor that plays a central role in regulating genes involved in bile acid homeostasis, and fat and glucose metabolism. Here, we demonstrate a post-translational interplay between FXR phosphorylation, SUMOylation, and ubiquitination that directs the receptor into an activation-degradation pathway in hepatocytes. We identify a non-canonical SUMOylation motif termed pSuM that conjugates SUMO2 at Lys-325 of FXR under the direct control of casein kinase 2 (CK2), which provides the required negative charge for Ubc9 and PIAS1 to perform SUMOylation, by phosphorylating Ser-327...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932483/roles-and-regulations-of-the-ets-transcription-factor-elf4-mef
#13
Mary Ann Suico, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Hirofumi Kai
Most E26 transformation-specific (ETS) transcription factors are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. This is in part due to the roles of ETS transcription factors in basic biological processes such as growth, proliferation, and differentiation, and also because of their regulatory functions that have physiological relevance in tumorigenesis, immunity, and basal cellular homoeostasis. A member of the E74-like factor (ELF) subfamily of the ETS transcription factor family-myeloid elf-1-like factor (MEF), designated as ELF4-has been shown to be critically involved in immune response and signalling, osteogenesis, adipogenesis, cancer, and stem cell quiescence...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913571/snord126-promotes-hcc-and-crc-cell-growth-by-activating-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-through-fgfr2
#14
Xianlong Fang, Dongmei Yang, Hongping Luo, Shuai Wu, Wenjie Dong, Jing Xiao, Sujing Yuan, Aimin Ni, Kang-Jian Zhang, Xin-Yuan Liu, Liang Chu
Small nucleolar RNA (snoRNA) dysfunctions have been associated with cancer development. SNORD126 is an orphan C/D box snoRNA that is encoded within introns 5-6 of its host gene, cyclin B1-interacting protein 1 (CCNB1IP1). The cancer-associated molecular mechanisms triggered by SNORD126 are not fully understood. Here, we demonstrate that SNORD126 is highly expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) patient samples. SNORD126 increased Huh-7 and SW480 cell growth and tumorigenicity in nude mice...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419336/ip3r-mediated-ca2-signals-govern-hematopoietic-and-cardiac-divergence-of-flk1-cells-via-the-calcineurin-nfatc3-etv2-pathway
#15
Yi-Jie Wang, Jijun Huang, Wenqiang Liu, Xiaochen Kou, Huayuan Tang, Hong Wang, Xiujian Yu, Shaorong Gao, Kunfu Ouyang, Huang-Tian Yang
Ca2+ signals participate in various cellular processes with spatial and temporal dynamics, among which, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs)-mediated Ca2+ signals are essential for early development. However, the underlying mechanisms of IP3R-regulated cell fate decision remain largely unknown. Here we report that IP3Rs are required for the hematopoietic and cardiac fate divergence of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). Deletion of IP3Rs (IP3R-tKO) reduced Flk1+/PDGFRα- hematopoietic mesoderm, c-Kit+/CD41+ hematopoietic progenitor cell population, and the colony-forming unit activity, but increased cardiac progenitor markers as well as cardiomyocytes...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383706/new-insights-into-neuroscience
#16
Jiarui Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130308/the-endocannabinoid-system-no-longer-anonymous-in-the-control-of-nitrergic-signalling
#17
REVIEW
Christopher Lipina, Harinder S Hundal
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a key cellular signalling system that has been implicated in the regulation of diverse cellular functions. Importantly, growing evidence suggests that the biological actions of the ECS may, in part, be mediated through its ability to regulate the production and/or release of nitric oxide, a ubiquitous bioactive molecule, which functions as a versatile signalling intermediate. Herein, we review and discuss evidence pertaining to ECS-mediated regulation of nitric oxide production, as well as the involvement of reactive nitrogen species in regulating ECS-induced signal transduction by highlighting emerging work supporting nitrergic modulation of ECS function...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932485/axonal-micrornas-localization-function-and-regulatory-mechanism-during-axon-development
#18
REVIEW
Bin Wang, Lan Bao
Subcellular localization and translation of messenger RNAs are essential for the regulation of neuronal development and synaptic function. As post-transcriptional regulators, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been emerging as central players in the development and maturation of the nervous system. Recent discoveries reveal the critical functions of miRNAs in the axon of neurons via multiple pathways of molecular regulation. Here, we introduce methods for isolating axonal miRNAs and review recent findings on the localization and function as well as regulatory mechanism of axonal miRNAs during axon development...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927748/axl-receptor-signalling-suppresses-p53-in-melanoma-through-stabilization-of-the-mdmx-mdm2-complex
#19
Anna de Polo, Zhongling Luo, Casimiro Gerarduzzi, Xiang Chen, John B Little, Zhi-Min Yuan
Deregulation of the tyrosine kinase signalling is often associated with tumour progression and drug resistance, but its underlying mechanisms are only partly understood. In this study, we investigated the effects of the receptor tyrosine kinase AXL on the stability of the MDMX-MDM2 heterocomplex and the activity of p53 in melanoma cells. Our data demonstrated that AXL overexpression or activation through growth arrest-specific 6 (Gas6) ligand stimulation increases MDMX and MDM2 protein levels and decreases p53 activity...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744376/ampk-activation-by-peri-sciatic-nerve-administration-of-ozone-attenuates-cci-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#20
Lijuan Lu, Cailong Pan, Lu Chen, Liang Hu, Chaoyu Wang, Yuan Han, Yanjing Yang, Zhixiang Cheng, Wen-Tao Liu
Neuropathic pain is a debilitating clinical condition with few efficacious treatments, warranting development of novel therapeutics. Ozone is widely used as an alternative therapy for many different pain conditions, with exact mechanisms still elusive. In this study, we found that a single peri-sciatic nerve injection of ozone decreased mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia, and normalized the phosphorylation of protein kinase C γ, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, and extracellular signal-regulated kinase in a chronic constriction injury (CCI) model in rat sciatic nerve...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
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