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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331460/inhibition-of-shigella-sonnei-induced-epithelial-barrier-disruption-by-surface-layer-associated-proteins-of-lactobacilli-from-chinese-fermented-food
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Yingchun Zhang, Xiaolu Shi, Siqi Hao, Qianhui Lu, Lanwei Zhang, Xue Han, Weihong Lu
Surface-layer associated proteins (SLAP) of Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei M5-L and Lactobacillus casei Q8-L were examined to identify the functional basis for their protection within intestinal epithelial cells. The results showed that SLAP of M5-L and Q8-L remained active in a trypsin solution and retained a 45-kDa protein band, similar to that observed in controls. In contrast, under conditions of simulated gastric juice, the SLAP were partially degraded. Inhibitory effects of SLAP on adherence of Shigella sonnei to HT-29 cells were assessed with use of exclusion, competition, and replacement assays...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330116/tnf-%C3%AE-increases-staphylococcus-aureus-induced-death-of-human-alveolar-epithelial-cell-line-a549-associated-with-rip3-mediated-necroptosis
#2
Shun-Hang Wen, Luo-Na Lin, Hu-Jun Wu, Lu Yu, Li Lin, Li-Li Zhu, Hai-Yan Li, Hai-Lin Zhang, Chang-Chong Li
AIM: To explore the role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) on Staphylococcus aureus-induced necroptosis in alveolar epithelial cells. MAIN METHODS: The A549 alveolar epithelial cell line was pretreated with small interfering RNA (siRNA) against receptor interacting protein-3 (RIP3) and then stimulated by S. aureus, where some cells were pretreated with TNF-α or TNF-α with anti-TNF-α antibody simultaneously. A549 cell death was assessed using lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and flow cytometry analyses...
January 9, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328469/human-cytomegalovirus-ul141-protein-interacts-with-celf5-and-affects-viral-dna-replication
#3
Fei Zou, Zhi-Tao Lu, Shuang Wang, Si Wu, Ying-Ying Wu, Zheng-Rong Sun
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is the primary viral cause of congenital abnormalities and mental retardation in newborns. The HCMV UL141‑encoded glycoprotein has been previously revealed to inhibit the cell‑surface expression of cluster of differentiation (CD)155, CD122, tumor necrosis factor‑related apoptosis‑inducing ligand death (TRAIL)‑receptor 1 (R1) and TRAIL‑receptor 2 (R2), thus protecting virally‑infected cells by allowing them to escape natural killer cell‑mediated cytotoxicity...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328466/knockdown-of-immature-colon-carcinoma-transcript%C3%A2-1-induces-suppression-of-proliferation-s-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-leukemia-cells
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Guang-Yao Li, Ji-Zhu Liu, Li Zhang, Guo-Zhen Liu, Shuang-Jing Li, Tai-Wu Xiao, Jing-Xia Wang, Le-Xin Wang, Ming Hou
Immature colon carcinoma transcript 1 (ICT1), a human mitochondrial translation release factor, is a ribosome-dependent codon-independent peptidyl-tRNA hydrolase. ICT1-deficiency has been recognized as a cell growth inhibitor of hepatoblastoma and glioblastoma multiforme. To explore the role of ICT1 in human leukemia, 2 short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) targeting ICT1 sequences were designed in leukemia U937 cells. The successful infection of ICT1 in the U937 cells was observed under a fluorescence microscope and further quantified by western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis...
January 3, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328432/a-double-edged-function-of-ddx3-as-an-oncogene-or-tumor-suppressor-in-cancer-progression-review
#5
Yu He, Dan Zhang, Yanfang Yang, Xixi Wang, Xinyu Zhao, Peng Zhang, Hongxia Zhu, Ningzhi Xu, Shufang Liang
DEAD-box RNA helicase 3 (DDX3) is a highly conserved family member of DEAD-box proteins in all eukaryotes from yeasts to human beings. Accumulating studies have confirmed DDX3 has the ability to regulate different steps of RNA metabolism, including RNA splicing, RNA export, transcription and translation initiation. Moreover, DDX3 is involved in many biological processes, such as stress response, cell apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and virus infection. In recent years, DDX3 is getting increasing attention due to its essential roles in cancer progression...
January 9, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328411/dna-methylation-enzyme-inhibitor-rg108-suppresses-the-radioresistance-of-esophageal-cancer
#6
Yao Ou, Quan Zhang, Yiting Tang, Zhonghua Lu, Xujing Lu, Xifa Zhou, Changmin Liu
Esophageal cancer (EC) is the eighth most common highly aggressive cancer worldwide. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor RG108 on the radiosensitivity of EC cells. MTT and clonogenic assays were performed to assess the effect of RG108 on the proliferation and radiosensitivity of Eca‑109 and TE‑1 human EC cells. The cell cycle progression and alterations in apoptosis were analyzed by flow cytometry. For the in vivo analysis, the Eca‑109 cells were inoculated into nude mice to establish tumors...
January 11, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325710/wnt5b-regulates-apoptosis-in-litopenaeus-vannamei-against-white-spot-syndrome-virus
#7
Chuanqi Wang, Lingwei Ruan, Hong Shi, Xun Xu
The Wnt signaling mediated by Wnt proteins that orchestrate and influence a myriad of cellular processes, such as cell proliferation, differentiation, tumorigenesis, apoptosis, and participation in immune defense during microbe infection. Wnt5b is one of the Wnt signaling molecules that initiate the cascade. In this study, we cloned and characterized a Wnt5b homolog from Litopenaeus vannamei designed as LvWnt5b. The full length of LvWnt5b transcript was 1726 bp with an 1107 bp open reading frame that encoded a 368 aa protein, which contained 24 discontinuous and highly conserved cysteine...
January 8, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324702/listeria-monocytogenes-the-impact-of-cell-death-on-infection-and-immunity
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REVIEW
Courtney E McDougal, John-Demian Sauer
Listeria monocytogenes has evolved exquisite mechanisms for invading host cells and spreading from cell-to-cell to ensure maintenance of its intracellular lifecycle. As such, it is not surprising that loss of the intracellular replication niche through induction of host cell death has significant implications on the development of disease and the subsequent immune response. Although L. monocytogenes can activate multiple pathways of host cell death, including necrosis, apoptosis, and pyroptosis, like most intracellular pathogens L...
January 11, 2018: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324227/getting-the-kill-into-shock-and-kill-strategies-to-eliminate-latent-hiv
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REVIEW
Youry Kim, Jenny L Anderson, Sharon R Lewin
Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy (ART), there is currently no HIV cure and treatment is life long. HIV persists during ART due to long-lived and proliferating latently infected CD4+ T cells. One strategy to eliminate latency is to activate virus production using latency reversing agents (LRAs) with the goal of triggering cell death through virus-induced cytolysis or immune-mediated clearance. However, multiple studies have demonstrated that activation of viral transcription alone is insufficient to induce cell death and some LRAs may counteract cell death by promoting cell survival...
January 10, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323102/propionibacterium-acnes-induces-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-by-promoting-nucleus-pulposus-cell-apoptosis-via-the-tlr2-jnk-mitochondrial-mediated-pathway
#10
Yazhou Lin, Yucheng Jiao, Ye Yuan, Zezhu Zhou, Yuehuan Zheng, Jiaqi Xiao, Changwei Li, Zhe Chen, Peng Cao
Evidence suggests that intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) can be induced by Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), although the underlying mechanisms are unclear. In this study, we analyzed the pathological changes in degenerated human intervertebral discs (IVDs) infected with P. acnes. Compared with P. acnes-negative samples, P. acnes-positive IVDs showed increased apoptosis of nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs) concomitant with severe IVDD. Then, a P. acnes-inoculated IVD animal model was established, and severe IVDD was induced by P...
January 10, 2018: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322786/ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-promotes-tumor-growth-and-inhibits-apoptosis-in-prostate-cancer-by-methylating-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE
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D Li, J Liu, S Huang, X Bi, B Wang, Q Chen, H Chen, X Pu
The CCAAT enhancer binding protein β (C/EBPβ) is overexpressed at late stages in carcinogenesis of prostate cancer (PCa), suggesting that it could potentially contribute to progression of PCa. Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is a tumor suppressor gene in PCa. However, whether C/EBPβ could regulate ERβ by promoter methylation is still poorly understood.In this study, expression levels of C/EBPβ and ERβ in two PC lines (LNCap and PC-3), prostatic epithelial cell line (RWPE-1), forty-eight paired non-cancerous and cancerous peripheral blood samples were examined via qRT-PCR, western blotting and methylation-specific PCR...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321312/the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-siah-1-suppresses-avian-reovirus-infection-by-targeting-p10-for-degradation
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Xiang Chen, Zhiyuan He, Mengjiao Fu, Yongqiang Wang, Haiyang Wu, Xiaoqi Li, Hong Cao, Shijun J Zheng
Avian reovirus (ARV) causes viral arthritis, chronic respiratory diseases, retarded growth and malabsorption syndrome. The ARV p10 protein, a viroporin responsible for the induction of cell syncytium formation and apoptosis, is rapidly degraded in host cells. Our previous report demonstrated that the cellular Lysosome Associated Membrane Protein (LAMP)-1 interacted with p10 and was involved in its degradation. However, the molecular mechanism underlying LAMP-1 mediated p10 degradation remains elusive. We report here that E3 ubiquitin ligase Seven in Absentia Homolog (Siah)-1 is critical for p10 ubiquitylation...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321311/herpes-simplex-virus-1-mutant-with-point-mutations-in-ul39-is-impaired-for-acute-viral-replication-in-mice-establishment-of-latency-and-explant-induced-reactivation
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Heba H Mostafa, Thornton W Thompson, Adam J Konen, Steve D Haenchen, Joshua G Hilliard, Stuart J Macdonald, Lynda A Morrison, David J Davido
In the process of generating HSV-1 mutants in the viral regulatory gene encoding infected cell protein 0 (ICP0), we isolated a viral mutant, termed KOS-NA, that was severely impaired for acute replication in the eyes and trigeminal ganglia (TG) of mice, defective in establishing a latent infection, and reactivated poorly from explanted TG. To identify the secondary mutation(s) responsible for the impaired phenotypes of this mutant, we sequenced the KOS-NA genome and noted that it contained two nonsynonymous mutations in UL39, which encodes the large subunit of ribonucleotide reductase, ICP6...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321274/irf1-is-a-transcriptional-regulator-of-zbp1-promoting-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-cell-death-during-influenza-virus-infection
#14
Teneema Kuriakose, Min Zheng, Geoffrey Neale, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Innate immune sensing of influenza A virus (IAV) induces activation of various immune effector mechanisms, including the nucleotide and oligomerization domain, leucine-rich repeat-containing protein family, pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome and programmed cell death pathways. Although type I IFNs are identified as key mediators of inflammatory and cell death responses during IAV infection, the involvement of various IFN-regulated effectors in facilitating these responses are less studied. In this study, we demonstrate the role of IFN regulatory factor (IRF)1 in promoting NLRP3 inflammasome activation and cell death during IAV infection...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316971/mycoplasma-bovis-co-infection-with-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-in-bovine-macrophages
#15
Nina Bürgi, Christoph Josi, Sibylle Bürki, Matthias Schweizer, Paola Pilo
Several studies suggest that synergisms between Mycoplasma bovis and other microorganisms might exacerbate disease outcome of bovine mycoplasmosis. Screening several bovine cell types to assess their potential use as in vitro infection models for M. bovis, it was observed that a widely used cell line of bovine macrophages (Bomac cells) is in fact persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). The cell line was first cured of this virus allowing comparative studies between both cell lines. Subsequently, uptake and co-culture of two M...
January 9, 2018: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315680/solexa-sequencing-and-custom-microrna-chip-reveal-repertoire-of-micrornas-in-mammary-gland-of-bovine-suffering-from-natural-infectious-mastitis
#16
Zhihua Ju, Qiang Jiang, Gang Liu, Xiuge Wang, Guojing Luo, Yan Zhang, Jibin Zhang, Jifeng Zhong, Jinming Huang
Identification of microRNAs (miRNAs), target genes and regulatory networks associated with innate immune and inflammatory responses and tissue damage is essential to elucidate the molecular and genetic mechanisms for resistance to mastitis. In this study, a combination of Solexa sequencing and custom miRNA chip approaches was used to profile the expression of miRNAs in bovine mammary gland at the late stage of natural infection with Staphylococcus aureus, a widespread mastitis pathogen. We found 383 loci corresponding to 277 known and 49 putative novel miRNAs, two potential mitrons and 266 differentially expressed miRNAs in the healthy and mastitic cows' mammary glands...
January 8, 2018: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315553/acute-stimulation-generates-tim-3-expressing-th1-type-cd4-t-cells-that-persist-in-vivo-and-show-enhanced-effector-function
#17
Jacob V Gorman, John D Colgan
Tim-3 is a surface receptor expressed by Th1-type effector CD4 T cells, which are critical for defense against intracellular pathogens and have been implicated in autoimmune disease. Previous studies showed Tim-3 expression makes Th1 cells more susceptible to apoptosis and also marks functionally impaired T cells that arise due to chronic stimulation. However, other studies suggested Tim-3-expressing Th1 cells do not always have these properties. To further define the relationship between Tim-3 and Th1 cell function, we analyzed the characteristics of Th1 cells that expressed Tim-3 in response to brief stimulation in vitro or an acute viral infection in vivo...
January 9, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314782/chemotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-and-associated-infections-in-a-novel-organotypic-model
#18
Takanori Sobue, Martinna Bertolini, Angela Thompson, Douglas E Peterson, Patricia I Diaz, Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou
Oral mucositis is a common side effect of cancer chemotherapy, with significant adverse impact on the delivery of anti-neoplastic treatment. There is lack of consensus regarding the role of oral commensal microorganisms in the initiation or progression of mucositis since relevant experimental models are non-existent. The goal of this study was to develop an in vitro mucosal injury model that mimics chemotherapy-induced mucositis, where the effect of oral commensals can be studied. A novel organotypic model of chemotherapy-induced mucositis was developed based on a human oral epithelial cell line and a fibroblast-embedded collagen matrix...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311359/the-effects-of-dendritic-cell-hypersensitivity-on-persistent-viral-infection
#19
Jennifer S Tsau, Xin Huang, Chen-Yen Lai, Stephen M Hedrick
Caspase-8 (CASP8) is known as an executioner of apoptosis, but more recent studies have shown that it participates in the regulation of necroptosis and innate immunity. In this study, we show that CASP8 negatively regulates retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) signaling such that, in its absence, stimulation of the RIG-I pathway in dendritic cells (DCs) produced modestly enhanced activation of IFN regulatory factor 3 with correspondingly greater amounts of proinflammatory cytokines. In addition, mice lacking DC-specific CASP8 (dcCasp8-/- mice) develop age-dependent symptoms of autoimmune disease characterized by hyperactive DCs and T cells, spleen and liver immunopathology, and the appearance of Th1-polarized CD4+ T cells...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311244/coxiella-burnetii-inhibits-neutrophil-apoptosis-by-exploiting-survival-pathways-and-anti-apoptotic-protein-mcl-1
#20
Rama Cherla, Yan Zhang, Lindsey Ledbetter, Guoquan Zhang
Our previous study demonstrated that neutrophils play an important role in host defense against Coxiella burnetii infection in mice. In this study, C. burnetii avirulent Nine Mile phase II (NMII) was used to examine if C. burnetii can modulate mouse bone marrow-derived neutrophil apoptosis. The results indicated that NMII can inhibit neutrophil apoptosis. Western blotting demonstrated that caspase-3 cleavage was decreased, while phosphorylated mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) p38 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 (Erk1) were increased in NMII-infected neutrophils...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
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