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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772561/thyroid-cancer-phenotypes-in-relation-to-inflammation-and-autoimmunity
#1
Loredana Pagano, Chiara Mele, Maria Teresa Sama, Marco Zavattaro, Marina Caputo, Lucrezia De Marchi, Samuele Paggi, Flavia Prodam, Gianluca Aimaretti, Paolo Marzullo
Thyroid cancer represents the most frequent endocrine neoplasm and is epidemiologically linked to a growing incidence worldwide, which is only in part explained by the increased detection of small cancers in a preclinical stage. Understanding the molecular pathogenesis of well-differentiated thyroid cancers and poorly-differentiated thyroid cancers has prompted interest into the identification of crucial signaling pathways and molecular derangements related to genetic and epigenetic alterations. Increasing attention has been recently focused on inflammation and immunity as major culprit mechanisms involved in thyroid tumourigenesis, through the detection of activated immune cells, pro-inflammatory cytokines, as well as signal integrations between inflammatory and proliferative pathways within the thyroid tumour micro-environment...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772560/impact-of-sugar-on-the-body-brain-and-behavior
#2
Clara R Freeman, Amna Zehra, Veronica Ramirez, Corinde E Wiers, Nora D Volkow, Gene-Jack Wang
Sugar is highly palatable and rewarding, both in its taste and nutritive input. Excessive sugar consumption, however, may trigger neuroadaptations in the reward system that decouple eating behavior from caloric needs and leads to compulsive overeating. Excessive sugar intake is in turn associated with adverse health conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory diseases. This review aims to use recent evidence to connect sugar's impact on the body, brain, and behavior to elucidate how and why sugar consumption has been implicated in addictive behaviors and poor health outcomes...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772559/gitr-domain-inside-car-co-stimulates-activity-of-car-t-cells-against-cancer
#3
Vita M Golubovskaya, Robert Berahovich, Qumiao Xu, Hua Zhou, Shirley Xu, Jasper Guan, Hizkia Harto, Le Li, Lijun Wu
T cells expressing Chimeric antigen receptors or CAR-T cells are used as a novel treatment against hematological and solid cancers. In this report, we designed CAR with glucocorticoid-induced TNFR-related protein (GITR) co-stimulatory domain to study its ability to co-activate CAR-T cells. EGFR-GITR-CD3 CAR-T cells were cytotoxic against EGFR-positive: pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells but not against EGFR-negative cancer cells. The cytotoxic activity of EGFR-GITR-CD3 CAR-T cells was comparable or better than EGFR-28-CD3 or EGFR-41BB-CD3 CAR-T cells...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772558/the-function-of-replication-and-scf-complex-during-drosophila-wing-development
#4
Hidetsugu Kohzaki
Chromosomal DNA replication machinery functions in the growing cells and organs in multicellular organisms. We previously demonstrated that its knockdown in several tissues of Drosophila led to a rough eye phenotype, the loss of bristles in the eye and female sterile. In this paper, I investigated in detail the wing phenotype using RNAi flies, and observed that the knockdown not only of Mcm10 but also of some other prereplicative complex components including Cdt1, Polα-primase, RPA, Psf2 (partner of SLD five 2; a subunit of GINS (Go, Ichi, Nii, and San; five, one, two, and three in Japanese) and Rfc3 (replication factor C 3; a subunit of RFC complex) demonstrated wing phenotypes, using Gal4-driver flies...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772557/high-density-lipoprotein-carbamylation-and-dysfunction-in-vascular-disease
#5
Jeans Miguel Santana, Clinton Douglas Brown
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is cardioprotective because of its anti-atherogenic properties. Nevertheless, our goal to optimize HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels have had little effects on the atherothrombotic burden and suggests a closer look be taken at HDL function and dysfunction. HDL is a group of complex macromolecules composed of a lipid- and proteome that work in synergy to execute its anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects. However, throughout its life-span in circulation, HDL undergoes significant modification...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772556/perinatal-brain-injury-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-approaches
#6
Joanne O Davidson, Justin M Dean, Mhoyra Fraser, Guido Wassink, Ted C Andelius, Simerdeep K Dhillon, Laura Bennet, Alistair Jan Gunn
Brain damage resulting from perinatal hypoxia-ischemia evolves slowly over time. While a small number of brain cells may die during a sufficiently profound period of hypoxia-ischemia, many will show initial recovery during a "latent" phase characterized by actively suppressed neural metabolism and activity. Critically, this transient recovery may be followed after ~6 hours by a phase of secondary deterioration, with delayed seizures, failure of mitochondrial function, cytotoxic edema, and bulk cell death over ~72 hours...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772555/deiodinases-share-an-evolutionarily-conserved-thyroid-hormone-binding-motif
#7
Salvatore Benvenga, Fabrizio Guarneri
Human and animal thyroid hormone (TH) plasma carriers (THPC, n=426), cell surface TH transporters (CSTT, n=8,691), and TH nuclear receptors (TR, n=624) share a 49-position long TH-binding motif. Particularly conserved are positions 22-26, where a 5-residue TH-binding motif was originally detected. We extended our research to the 488 sequences of human and animal selenodeiodinases (dio-1, dio-2, dio-3).  In the 10,229 sequences (THPC+CSTT+TR+deiodinases), 15/49 positions are very highly and another 18/49 highly conserved...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772554/antibodies-against-gpcr
#8
Carlotto Meyer, Harald Heidecke
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of receptors in humans. GPCRs are seven-transmembrane receptors that are activated by the binding of a ligand to the extracellular domain. In addition to the endogenous ligands, auto-antibodies (aab) can also bind to the GPCRs. They can activate different and specific cellular pathways which contribute to various diseases. In this review, the authors summarize the knowledge about antibodies targeting GPCRs and their effects and relevance in the pathogenesis of various diseases and their use in clinical diagnostics...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772553/establishment-of-a-porcine-model-of-indomethacin-induced-intestinal-injury
#9
Dan Yi, Wenkai Liu, Yongqing Hou, Lei Wang, Di Zhao, Tao Wu, Binying Ding, Guoyao Wu
A useful animal model of intestinal injury is pivotal for studying its pathogenesis and developing nutritional interventions (e.g., amino acid supplementation). Here, we propose the use of indomethacin (IDMT) to induce intestinal inflammation in neonatal pigs. Fourteen-day-old piglets fed a milk replacer diet receive intraperitoneal administration of IDMT (5 mg/kg body weight) for 3 consecutive days. On day 4, blood and intestinal samples are obtained for physiological and biochemical analyses. IDMT increases blood DAO activity, I-FABP concentration, neutrophil and eosinophil numbers; intestinal MMP3 mRNA levels, MPO activity, and MDA concentration; but reduces the plasma concentration of citrulline (synthesized exclusively by enterocytes of the small intestine), intestinal GSH-Px activity, and mRNA levels for villin , I-FABP , TRPV6 , AQP10 , and KCNJ13 ...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772552/pet-ct-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-osteosarcoma
#10
Xiaojuan Zhang, Zhe Guan
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive malignancy that usually occurs in children and young adults, and long-term survival is only about 20% in patients with metastasis or recurrent disease. Traditional non-invasive techniques, such as positron-emission tomography (PET) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scanning, may not identify single lesions in the early stage or accurately detect small lesions. A novel technique, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), which is widely used in clinical practice, shows more accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in the diagnosis of osteosarcoma...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772551/relevant-effects-of-beta-1-adrenoceptor-autoantibodies-in-chronic-heart-failure
#11
Valerie Boivin-Jahns, Roland Jahns, Fritz Boege
Patients suffering from chronic heart failure (CHF) caused or promoted by autoantibodies against cardiac beta1 -adrenergic receptors (beta1 AR) could benefit from specific therapies aimed at tolerance induction, removal or neutralisation of beta1 AR autoantibodies, provided the patients can be selected for these therapies by reliable detection and quantitation of beta1 AR autoantibodies in their circulation and by a valid assessment of the autoantibodies's putative cardio-pathogenic potential. Here, we discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of CHF-associated (auto)antibodies on beta1 AR function and beta1 AR-mediated signal tranduction and discuss the presumed role of these effects in the development and progression of CHF...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772550/exploring-the-conformations-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-with-fluorescence
#12
David C Arnett, Sheila K Bailey, Carey K Johnson
Multi-domain oxidoreductases are a family of enzymes that catalyze oxidation-reduction reactions through a series of electron transfers. Efficient electron transfer requires a sequence of protein conformations that position electron donor and acceptor domains in close proximity to each other so that electron transfer can occur efficiently. An example is mammalian nitric oxide synthase (NOS), which consists of an N-terminal oxygenase domain containing heme and a C-terminal reductase domain containing NADPH/FAD and FMN subdomains...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772549/long-non-coding-rna-and-polycomb-an-intricate-partnership-in-cancer-biology
#13
Cyrinne Achour, Francesca Aguilo
High-throughput analyses have revealed that the vast majority of the transcriptome does not code for proteins. These non-translated transcripts, when larger than 200 nucleotides, are termed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), and play fundamental roles in diverse cellular processes. LncRNAs are subject to dynamic chemical modification, adding another layer of complexity to our understanding of the potential roles that lncRNAs play in health and disease. Many lncRNAs regulate transcriptional programs by influencing the epigenetic state through direct interactions with chromatin-modifying proteins...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772548/epigenetic-regulation-of-genes-involved-in-the-reverse-cholesterol-transport-through-interaction-with-mirnas
#14
Mohamed Zaiou, Bertrand Henri Rihn, Ahmed Bakillah
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a group of small non-coding RNA molecules known to regulate target genes at the post-transcriptional level. miRNAs are implicated in the regulation of multiple pathophysiological processes including dyslipidemia, a major risk factor for atherosclerosis. Emerging evidence suggests that miRNAs act as a novel class of epigenetic regulators of high-density lipoproteins cholesterol (HDL-C) from synthesis to clearance contributing remarkably to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Accumulating studies have revealed that miRNAs such as miR-33, miR-27, miR-144, miR-758 and miR-20 are involved in the post-transcriptional control of ABCA1, ABCG1 and SCARB1 genes regulatory network of the reverse cholesterol transport (RCT)...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772547/role-of-alpha1-adrenergic-receptor-antibodies-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Peter Karczewski, Petra Hempel, Marion Bimmler
Agonistic autoantibodies (agAAB) for alpha-1 adrenoceptor were found in approx. 50% of patients with Alzheimer's disease. These antibodies activate the receptor and trigger the signal cascades similarly to how natural agonists do. The agAAB bond to the receptor is persistent and prolonged. This results in a non-physiological elevation of intracellular calcium. An animal model has shown that agAAB causes macrovascular and microvascular impairment in the vessels of the brain. Reduction in blood flow and the density of intact vessels was significantly demonstrated...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772546/gpcr-autoantibodies-in-chronic-heart-failure
#16
Valerie Boivin-Jahns, Roland Jahns
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a syndrome characterized by shortness of breath, fluid retention, and a progressive reduction in cardiac function. More than 60% of the cases are ischemic in origin (i.e., due to myo-cardial infarction) and about 30% are caused by non-ischemic myocardial damage (i.e., due to genetic or non-genetic causes like myocardial inflammation). Because of alterations in both cellular and humoral immunity patients with non-ischemic CHF often develop abnormal or misled immune responses, including cross-reacting antibodies and/or autoantibodies to various cardiac anti-gens...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772545/autoantibodies-against-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-m-3-in-sjogren-s-syndrome-and-corresponding-mouse-models
#17
Xinhua Yu, Gabriela Riemekasten, Frank Petersen
Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3 (M3R) is a GPCR on exocrine gland cells involved in fluid secretion. In the last two decades, evidence has been accumulated arguing for a role of autoantibodies (aab) against M3R in the development of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). In this review, we provide an updated overview on this issue and critically discuss the relation between autoimmunity to M3R and SS pathogenesis. Clinical data as well as findings from experimental disease were summarized in categories addressing the presence of aab against M3R in SS patients, the function of anti-M3R aab, the association of aab against M3R with SS-related phenotypes, in vivo pathogenicity of transferred aab against M3R in mice, and mouse models induced via immunization with M3R...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772544/antigen-specific-therapy-of-graves%C3%A2-disease-and-orbitopathy-by-induction-of-tolerance
#18
Martin Ungerer, Julia Fabbender, Hans-Peter Holthoff
Graves´ disease is an autoimmune disorder, which is characterized by stimulatory antibodies targeting the human thyrotropin receptor (TSHR), resulting in hyperthyroidism and multiple organ damage. The disease can be modelled in mice using adenoviral immunizations with the extracellular A subunit of the TSHR, which induces a long-term stable disease state. TSHR binding cAMP-stimulatory antibodies, thyroid enlargement, elevated serum thyroxin levels, tachycardia, cardiac hypertrophy and orbitopathy are observed in these Ad-TSHR-immunized mice...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772543/functional-diagnostics-for-thyrotropin-hormone-receptor-autoantibodies-bioassays-prevail-over-binding-assays
#19
Simon David Lytton, Anke Schluter, Paul J Banga
Autoantibodies to the thyrotropin hormone receptor (TSH-R) are directly responsible for the hyperthyroidism in Graves' disease and mediate orbital manifestations in Graves' orbitopathy (otherwise known as thyroid eye disease). These autoantibodies are heterogeneous in their function and collectively referred to as TRAbs. Measurement of TRAbs is clinically important for diagnosis of a variety of conditions and different commercial assays with high sensitivity and specificity are available for diagnostic purposes...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772542/regulation-of-feeding-behavior-in-drosophila-through-the-interplay-of-gustation-physiology-and-neuromodulation
#20
Bhumika S, Arvind Kumar Singh
One of the most fundamental behaviors in all the organisms, in order to achieve a satiated state and internal energy homeostasis is feeding. The action of feeding in any being whether be it any vertebrate or an invertebrate involves the perception of the external environment along with the gamut of decision making processes to eat or to not eat. The feeding decision along with chemosensation through gustation and olfaction leads to intake of food with proper nutrient balance along with avoidance of bitter and toxic substances...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
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