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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324658/mitochondrial-respiration-links-tor-complex-2-signaling-to-calcium-regulation-and-autophagy
#1
Ariadne Vlahakis, Nerea Lopez Muniozguren, Ted Powers
The Target of Rapamycin (TOR) kinase is a conserved regulator of cell growth and functions within 2 different protein complexes, TORC1 and TORC2, where TORC2 positively controls macroautophagy/autophagy during amino acid starvation. Under these conditions, TORC2 signaling inhibits the activity of the calcium-regulated phosphatase calcineurin and promotes the general amino acid control (GAAC) response and autophagy. Here we demonstrate that TORC2 regulates calcineurin by controlling the respiratory activity of mitochondria...
March 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324067/gestational-protein-restriction-impairs-glucose-disposal-in-the-gastrocnemius-muscles-of-female-rats
#2
C S Blesson, V Chinnathambi, S Kumar, C Yallampalli
Gestational low protein (LP) diet causes hyperglycemia and insulin resistance in adult offspring but the mechanism is not clearly understood. In this study, we explored the role of insulin signaling in gastrocnemius muscles of gestational LP exposed female offspring. Pregnant rats were fed control (20% protein) or isocaloric LP (6%) diet from gestational day 4 until delivery. Normal diet was given to mothers after delivery and to pups after weaning until necropsy. Offspring were euthanized at 4 months and gastrocnemius muscles were treated with insulin ex vivo for 30 min...
January 30, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323869/tyrosine-mutated-aav2-mediated-shrna-silencing-of-pten-promotes-axon-regeneration-of-adult-optic-nerve
#3
ZhengRu Huang, ZiZhong Hu, Ping Xie, QingHuai Liu
Activating PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway via deleting phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) has been confirmed to enhance intrinsic growth capacity of neurons to facilitate the axons regeneration of central nervous system after injury. Considering conditional gene deletion is currently not available in clinical practice, we exploited capsid residue tyrosine 444 to phenylalanine mutated single-stranded adeno-associated virus serotype 2 (AAV2) as a vector delivering short hairpin RNA to silence PTEN to promote retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) survival and axons regeneration in adult rat optic nerve axotomy paradigm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319142/microrna-32-promotes-calcification-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-implications-as-a-novel-marker-for-coronary-artery-calcification
#4
Jianghua Liu, Xinhua Xiao, Yingying Shen, Ling Chen, Canxin Xu, Heng Zhao, Ying Wu, Qinghai Zhang, Jing Zhong, Zhenwang Tang, Changhui Liu, Qiang Zhao, Yi Zheng, Renxian Cao, Xuyu Zu
Cardiovascular calcification is one of the most severe outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease and often results in significant morbidity and mortality. Previous reports indicated that epigenomic regulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) might play important roles in vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) calcification. Here, we identified potential key miRNAs involved in vascular calcification in vivo and investigated the role of miR-32-5p (miR-32). According to microarray analysis, we observed increased expression of miR-125b, miR-30a, and miR-32 and decreased expression of miR-29a, miR-210, and miR-320 during the progression of vascularcalcification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319094/targeting-c-fos-and-dusp1-abrogates-intrinsic-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-bcr-abl-induced-leukemia
#5
Meenu Kesarwani, Zachary Kincaid, Ahmed Gomaa, Erika Huber, Sara Rohrabaugh, Zain Siddiqui, Muhammad F Bouso, Tahir Latif, Ming Xu, Kakajan Komurov, James C Mulloy, Jose A Cancelas, H Leighton Grimes, Mohammad Azam
Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy for human cancers is not curative, and relapse occurs owing to the continued presence of tumor cells, referred to as minimal residual disease (MRD). The survival of MRD stem or progenitor cells in the absence of oncogenic kinase signaling, a phenomenon referred to as intrinsic resistance, depends on diverse growth factors. Here we report that oncogenic kinase and growth-factor signaling converge to induce the expression of the signaling proteins FBJ osteosarcoma oncogene (c-FOS, encoded by Fos) and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319045/akt-mediated-stabilization-of-histone-methyltransferase-whsc1-promotes-prostate-cancer-metastasis
#6
Ni Li, Wei Xue, Huairui Yuan, Baijun Dong, Yufeng Ding, Yongfeng Liu, Min Jiang, Shan Kan, Tongyu Sun, Jiale Ren, Qiang Pan, Xiang Li, Peiyuan Zhang, Guohong Hu, Yan Wang, Xiaoming Wang, Qintong Li, Jun Qin
Loss of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) and activation of the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway are hallmarks of prostate cancer (PCa). However, these alterations alone are insufficient for cells to acquire metastatic traits. Here, we have shown that the histone dimethyl transferase WHSC1 critically drives indolent PTEN-null tumors to become metastatic PCa. In a PTEN-null murine PCa model, WHSC1 overexpression in prostate epithelium cooperated with Pten deletion to produce a metastasis-prone tumor. Conversely, genetic ablation of Whsc1 prevented tumor progression in PTEN-null mice...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317237/disruption-of-the-cx43-mir21-pathway-leads-to-osteocyte-apoptosis-and-increased-osteoclastogenesis-with-aging
#7
Hannah M Davis, Rafael Pacheco-Costa, Emily G Atkinson, Lucas R Brun, Arancha R Gortazar, Julia Harris, Masahiro Hiasa, Surajudeen A Bolarinwa, Toshiyuki Yoneda, Mircea Ivan, Angela Bruzzaniti, Teresita Bellido, Lilian I Plotkin
Skeletal aging results in apoptosis of osteocytes, cells embedded in bone that control the generation/function of bone forming and resorbing cells. Aging also decreases connexin43 (Cx43) expression in bone; and osteocytic Cx43 deletion partially mimics the skeletal phenotype of old mice. Particularly, aging and Cx43 deletion increase osteocyte apoptosis, and osteoclast number and bone resorption on endocortical bone surfaces. We examined herein the molecular signaling events responsible for osteocyte apoptosis and osteoclast recruitment triggered by aging and Cx43 deficiency...
March 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314924/leptin-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-of-human-valvular-interstitial-cells-via-the-akt-and-erk-pathways
#8
Mickael Rosa, Camille Paris, Yoann Sottejeau, Delphine Corseaux, Emmanuel Robin, Madjid Tagzirt, Francis Juthier, Ramadan Jashari, Antoine Rauch, André Vincentelli, Bart Staels, Eric Van Belle, Sophie Susen, Annabelle Dupont
AIMS: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) affects 2-6% of the population over 65 years, and age, gender, smoking, overweight, dyslipidemia, diabetes contribute to the development of this disease. CAVD results, in part, from the osteoblast differentiation of human valvular interstitial cells (VICs). This study aims to elucidate the effects of leptin on osteoblast phenotype of VICs and the signalling pathways involved. METHODS: Patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for CAVD (n = 43) were included in this study...
March 18, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306669/role-of-shp2-in-hematopoiesis-and-leukemogenesis
#9
Ruchi Pandey, Mallika Saxena, Reuben Kapur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: SH2 domain-containing tyrosine phosphatase 2 (SHP2), encoded by PTPN11 plays an important role in regulating signaling from cell surface receptor tyrosine kinases during normal development as well as oncogenesis. Herein we review recently discovered roles of SHP2 in normal and aberrant hematopoiesis along with novel strategies to target it. RECENT FINDINGS: Cell autonomous role of SHP2 in normal hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis has long been recognized...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306189/map4k4-is-a-novel-mapk-erk-pathway-regulator-required-for-lung-adenocarcinoma-maintenance
#10
Xuan Gao, Guangming Chen, Chenxi Gao, Dennis Han Zhang, Shih-Fan Kuan, Laura P Stabile, Guoxiang Liu, Jing Hu
About 76% of lung adenocarcinoma patients harbor activating mutations in the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)/RAS/RAF pathways, leading to aberrant activation of the MAPK pathways particularly the MAPK/ERK pathway. However, many lung adenocarcinomas lacking these genomic mutations also display significant MAPK pathway activation, suggesting that additional MAPK pathway alterations remain undetected. This study has identified serine/threonine kinase mitogen-activated protein 4 kinase 4 (MAP4K4) as a novel positive regulator of MAPK/ERK signaling in lung adenocarcinoma...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303319/effect-of-sdf-1-cxcr4-signaling-antagonist-amd3100-on-bone-mineralization-in-distraction-osteogenesis
#11
Jia Xu, Yuanfeng Chen, Yang Liu, Jinfang Zhang, Qinglin Kang, Kiwai Ho, Yimin Chai, Gang Li
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a widely applied technique in orthopedics surgery, which involves rapid stem cell migration, homing, and differentiation. Interactions between the chemokine receptor Cxcr4 and its ligand, stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1), regulate hematopoietic stem cell trafficking to the ischemic area and induce their subsequent differentiation. Here, we examined SDF-1 expression and further investigated the role of SDF-1/Cxcr4 signaling antagonist AMD3100 during bone regeneration in rat DO model...
March 16, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302909/ppn2-a-novel-zn-2-dependent-polyphosphatase-in-the-acidocalcisome-like-yeast-vacuole
#12
Rūta Gerasimaitė, Andreas Mayer
Acidocalcisome-like organelles are found in all kingdoms of life. Many of their functions, such as the accumulation and storage of metal ions, nitrogen and phosphate, the activation of blood clotting and inflammation, depend on the controlled synthesis and turnover of polyphosphate (polyP), a polymer of inorganic phosphate linked by phosphoric anhydride bonds. The exploration of the role of acidocalcisomes in metabolism and physiology requires manipulation of polyP turnover, yet the complete set of proteins responsible for this turnover is unknown...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302753/erythropoietin-receptor-mediated-molecular-crosstalk-promotes-t-cell-immunoregulation-and-transplant-survival
#13
Carolina Purroy, Robert L Fairchild, Toshiaki Tanaka, William M Baldwin, Joaquin Manrique, Joren C Madsen, Robert B Colvin, Alessandro Alessandrini, Bruce R Blazar, Miguel Fribourg, Chiara Donadei, Umberto Maggiore, Peter S Heeger, Paolo Cravedi
Although spontaneous kidney transplant acceptance/tolerance occurs in mice and occasionally in humans, mechanisms remain unclear. Herein we test the hypothesis that EPO, a hormone predominantly produced by the adult kidney, has immunomodulating properties that are required for spontaneous kidney graft acceptance. In vitro, in a manner dependent on the EPO receptor and CD131 on antigen-presenting cells, EPO induced the secretion of active TGFβ by antigen-presenting cells, which in turn converted naïve CD4(+) T cells into functional Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302039/bone-degeneration-inflammation-and-secondary-complications-of-arthritis-potential-targets-and-their-natural-inhibitors
#14
Mahadevappa Hemshekhar, Ram M Thushara, Somanatahpura K NaveenKumar, Paul Manoj, Mahalingam S Sundaram, Kempaiah Kemparaju, Kesturu S Girish
Arthritis is marked with joint deterioration that affects articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Though cartilage degradation is a major damage during arthritis, the subsequent bone loss cannot be neglected. Progress in the arthritis research has identified clinical importance of bone erosion in destructive arthritis. Studies have showed the key role played by osteoclasts and receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand (RANKL) signaling in bone erosion. Cathepsins and tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) are considered key enzymatic factors contributing to bone erosion...
March 15, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301379/hypothesis-robophera-a-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-targeted-antineoplastic-therapy
#15
Arsalan Azimi, Arian Azimi
Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is a protein that regulates cellular response to growth/antigrowth signals, cell survival, apoptosis, proliferation, angiogenesis, and cellular migration. Impairments in these processes are the main hallmarks of cancer, and reduced expression, activity, or stability of PTEN are among the most common etiologies of diverse types of sporadic cancers. Rosiglitazone (RO), bortezomib (BO), phosphatidylserine (PH), ethanol (E), and radiotherapy (RA) (ROBOPHERA) stimulate the expression and increase the activity of PTEN...
April 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300788/protective-effect-of-protocatechuic-acid-on-tnbs-induced-colitis-in-mice-is-associated-with-modulation-of-the-sphk-s1p-signaling-pathway
#16
Irene Crespo, Beatriz San-Miguel, José Luis Mauriz, Juan José Ortiz de Urbina, Mar Almar, María Jesús Tuñón, Javier González-Gallego
(1) Background: The present study aimed to investigate whether beneficial effects of protocatechuic acid (PCA) are associated with inhibition of the SphK/S1P axis and related signaling pathways in a 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) model of inflammatory bowel disease; (2) Methods: Colitis was induced in male Balb/c mice by intracolonic administration of 2 mg of TNBS. PCA (30 or 60 mg/kg body wt) was given intraperitoneally daily for five days; (3) Results: Administration of PCA prevented the macroscopic and microscopic damage to the colonic mucosa, the decrease in body weight gain and the increase in myeloperoxidase activity induced by TNBS...
March 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300784/the-molecular-basis-of-toxins-interactions-with-intracellular-signaling-via-discrete-portals
#17
REVIEW
Adi Lahiani, Ephraim Yavin, Philip Lazarovici
An understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which microbial, plant or animal-secreted toxins exert their action provides the most important element for assessment of human health risks and opens new insights into therapies addressing a plethora of pathologies, ranging from neurological disorders to cancer, using toxinomimetic agents. Recently, molecular and cellular biology dissecting tools have provided a wealth of information on the action of these diverse toxins, yet, an integrated framework to explain their selective toxicity is still lacking...
March 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300193/interplay-of-myosin-phosphatase-and-protein-phosphatase-2a-in-the-regulation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-phosphorylation-and-nitric-oxide-production
#18
Róbert Bátori, Bálint Bécsi, Dénes Nagy, Zoltán Kónya, Csaba Hegedűs, Zsuzsanna Bordán, Alexander Verin, Beáta Lontay, Ferenc Erdődi
The inhibitory phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) at Thr497 (eNOS(pThr497)) by protein kinase C or RhoA-activated kinase is a major regulatory determinant of eNOS activity. The signalling mechanisms involved in the dephosphorylation of eNOS(pThr497) have not yet been clarified. This study identifies myosin phosphatase (MP) holoenzyme consisting of protein phosphatase-1 catalytic subunit (PP1c) and MP target subunit-1 (MYPT1) as an eNOS(pThr497) phosphatase. In support of this finding are: (i) eNOS and MYPT1 interacts in various endothelial cells (ECs) and in in vitro binding assays (ii) MYPT1 targets and stimulates PP1c toward eNOS(pThr497) substrate (iii) phosphorylation of MYPT1 at Thr696 (MYPT1(pThr696)) controls the activity of MP on eNOS(pThr497)...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299397/suppression-of-cytokine-production-by-glucocorticoids-is-mediated-by-mkp-1-in-human-lung-epithelial-cells
#19
Tiina Keränen, Eeva Moilanen, Riku Korhonen
Mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 1 (MKP-1) expression is induced by inflammatory factors and serves as an endogenous p38 MAPK suppressor to limit inflammatory response. Glucocorticoids are very effective anti-inflammatory drugs and they are used for the treatment of many inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and COPD. We investigated the role of MKP-1 in the inhibition of cytokine production by dexamethasone in human A549 bronchial epithelial cells. We found that dexamethasone increased MKP-1 expression, inhibited p38 MAPK phosphorylation, and suppressed TNF and MIP-3α production in A549 cells...
March 15, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298211/fty720-inhibits-mesothelioma-growth-in-vitro-and-in-a-syngeneic-mouse-model
#20
Agata Szymiczek, Sandra Pastorino, David Larson, Mika Tanji, Laura Pellegrini, Jiaming Xue, Shuangjing Li, Carlotta Giorgi, Paolo Pinton, Yasutaka Takinishi, Harvey I Pass, Hideki Furuya, Giovanni Gaudino, Andrea Napolitano, Michele Carbone, Haining Yang
BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a very aggressive type of cancer, with a dismal prognosis and inherent resistance to chemotherapeutics. Development and evaluation of new therapeutic approaches is highly needed. Immunosuppressant FTY720, approved for multiple sclerosis treatment, has recently raised attention for its anti-tumor activity in a variety of cancers. However, its therapeutic potential in MM has not been evaluated yet. METHODS: Cell viability and anchorage-independent growth were evaluated in a panel of MM cell lines and human mesothelial cells (HM) upon FTY720 treatment to assess in vitro anti-tumor efficacy...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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