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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144457/a-ubiquitin-dependent-signalling-axis-specific-for-alkbh-mediated-dna-dealkylation-repair
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Joshua R Brickner, Jennifer M Soll, Patrick M Lombardi, Cathrine B Vågbø, Miranda C Mudge, Clement Oyeniran, Renana Rabe, Jessica Jackson, Meagan E Sullender, Elyse Blazosky, Andrea K Byrum, Yu Zhao, Mark A Corbett, Jozef Gécz, Michael Field, Alessandro Vindigni, Geir Slupphaug, Cynthia Wolberger, Nima Mosammaparast
DNA repair is essential to prevent the cytotoxic or mutagenic effects of various types of DNA lesions, which are sensed by distinct pathways to recruit repair factors specific to the damage type. Although biochemical mechanisms for repairing several forms of genomic insults are well understood, the upstream signalling pathways that trigger repair are established for only certain types of damage, such as double-stranded breaks and interstrand crosslinks. Understanding the upstream signalling events that mediate recognition and repair of DNA alkylation damage is particularly important, since alkylation chemotherapy is one of the most widely used systemic modalities for cancer treatment and because environmental chemicals may trigger DNA alkylation...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143455/understanding-the-functional-role-of-microrna-214-3p-in-atherosclerosis-for-the-identification-of-novel-targeted-therapies-to-prevent-or-reverse-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-and-stimulate-autophagy
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EDITORIAL
Adriana Georgescu
The original article by Jing Wang and collaborators, entitled "MicroRNA-214-3p: A Link between Autophagy and Endothelial Cell Dysfunction in Atherosclerosis", brings new data concerning molecular mechanisms linking decreased autophagy to endothelial dysfunction in atherosclerosis. In this issue of Acta Physiologica, the authors concluded that microRNA-214-3p (miR-214-3p) controls oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL)-induced autophagy in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) by regulating intracellular levels of autophagy-related protein 5 (ATG5), and may have a relevant role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis...
November 16, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143302/convergent-selection-pressures-drive-the-evolution-of-rhodopsin-kinetics-at-high-altitudes-via-non-parallel-mechanisms
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Gianni M Castiglione, Ryan K Schott, Frances E Hauser, Belinda S W Chang
Convergent evolution in response to similar selective pressures is a well-known phenomenon in evolutionary biology. Less well understood is how selection drives convergence in protein function, and the underlying mechanisms by which this can be achieved. Here we investigate functional convergence in the visual system of two distantly related lineages of high-altitude adapted Andean and Himalayan catfishes. Statistical analyses revealed in the two high-altitude lineages, a parallel acceleration of evolutionary rates in rhodopsin, the dim-light visual pigment...
November 16, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142497/expression-of-ccl2-and-its-receptor-in-activation-and-migration-of-microglia-and-monocytes-induced-by-photoreceptor-apoptosis
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ChaoYi Feng, Xin Wang, TianJin Liu, Meng Zhang, GeZhi Xu, YingQin Ni
Purpose: To explore the effect of the CCL2 and CCR2 system on the activation and migration of microglia and monocytes in light-induced photoreceptor apoptosis. Methods: At 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, and 14 days after light exposure, OX42 and ED1 immunostaining were used to label the activation and migration of microglia and monocytes. Double immunostaining of CCL2 with terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL), OX42, or glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) was applied to explore the relationships among CCL2, apoptotic photoreceptors, activated microglia and monocytes, and macroglial cells (Müller cells and astrocytes)...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142404/chalepin-a-compound-from-ruta-angustifolia-l-pers-exhibits-cell-cycle-arrest-at-s-phase-suppresses-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-signal-transducer-and-activation-of-transcription-3-stat3-phosphorylation-and-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-non-small-cell
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Jaime Stella Moses Richardson, Norhaniza Aminudin, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
Background: Plants have been a major source of inspiration in developing novel drug compounds in the treatment of various diseases that afflict human beings worldwide. Ruta angustifolia L. Pers known locally as Garuda has been conventionally used for various medicinal purposes such as in the treatment of cancer. Objective: A dihydrofuranocoumarin named chalepin, which was isolated from the chloroform extract of the plant, was tested on its ability to inhibit molecular pathways of human lung carcinoma (A549) cells...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141557/halilectin-3-a-lectin-from-the-marine-sponge-haliclona-caerulea-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf7-cells-through-caspase-9-pathway-and-lc3-ii-protein-expression-haliclona-caerulea-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-breast-cancer
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Paula A Videira, Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento-Neto, Maria Guadalupe Cabral, Romulo Farias Carneiro, Francisco Vassiliepe Sousa Arruda, Zelia Silva, Celso Shiniti Nagano, Alexandre Holanda Sampaio, Edson Holanda Teixeira
BACKGROUND: An ideal strategy for cancer treatment is the specific induction of tumor cell death, sparing normal cells. Marine sponges are rich biological reservoirs of biomolecules, especially lectins, which have attracted considerable attention due to potential biological effect on human cells. Lectins are proteins that bind specific carbohydrate signatures and some gained further interest for their capacity to bind tumor associated carbohydrates antigens and induce tumor cell apoptosis...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140228/co-factor-independent-phosphoglycerate-mutase-of-leishmania-donovani-modulates-macrophage-signalling-and-promotes-t-cell-repertoires-bearing-epitopes-for-both-mhc-i-and-mhc-ii
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Manish K Singh, Fauzia Jamal, Amit K Dubey, Pushkar Shivam, Sarita Kumari, Pushpanjali, Ghufran Ahmed, Manas R Dikhit, S Narayan, V N R DAS, Krishna Pandey, K K Sinha, P DAS, Shubhankar K Singh
Immunoactivation depends upon the antigen potential to modulate T-cell repertoires. The present study has enumerated the effect of 61 kDa recombinant Leishmania donovani co-factor-independent phosphoglycerate mutase (rLd-iPGAM) on mononuclear cells of healthy and treated visceral leishmaniasis subjects as well as on THP-1 cell line. rLd-iPGAM stimulation induced higher expression of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in the phagocytic cell, its receptor and CD69 on T-cell subsets. These cellular activations resulted in upregulation of host-protective cytokines IL-2, IL-12, IL-17, tumour necrosis factor-α and interferon-γ, and downregulation of IL-4, IL-10 and tumour growth factor-β...
November 15, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138818/%C3%AE-%C3%A2-ecdysterone-promotes-autophagy-and-inhibits-apoptosis-in-osteoporotic-rats
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Yang-Hua Tang, Zhen-Shuang Yue, Da-Wei Xin, Lin-Ru Zeng, Zhen-Fei Xiong, Zhong-Qing Hu, Can-Da Xu
Osteoporosis is an aging process of skeletal tissues with characteristics of reductions in bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of glucocorticoid‑induced osteoporosis on osteoblasts and to examine the roles of β‑ecdysterone (β‑Ecd) involved. In the present study, an in vivo model of osteoporosis was established through the subcutaneous implantation of prednisolone (PRED) into Sprague‑Dawley rats, with or without a subcutaneous injection of β‑Ecd (5 or 10 mg/kg body weight)...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138423/the-photocycle-of-orange-carotenoid-protein-conceals-distinct-intermediates-and-asynchronous-changes-in-the-carotenoid-and-protein-components
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E G Maksimov, N N Sluchanko, Y B Slonimskiy, E A Slutskaya, A V Stepanov, A M Argentova-Stevens, E A Shirshin, G V Tsoraev, K E Klementiev, O V Slatinskaya, E P Lukashev, T Friedrich, V Z Paschenko, A B Rubin
The 35-kDa Orange Carotenoid Protein (OCP) is responsible for photoprotection in cyanobacteria. It acts as a light intensity sensor and efficient quencher of phycobilisome excitation. Photoactivation triggers large-scale conformational rearrangements to convert OCP from the orange OCP(O) state to the red active signaling state, OCP(R), as demonstrated by various structural methods. Such rearrangements imply a complete, yet reversible separation of structural domains and translocation of the carotenoid. Recently, dynamic crystallography of OCP(O) suggested the existence of photocycle intermediates with small-scale rearrangements that may trigger further transitions...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137268/understanding-the-mechanism-of-binding-between-gab2-and-the-c-terminal-sh3-domain-from-grb2
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Angelo Toto, Daniela Bonetti, Alfonso De Simone, Stefano Gianni
Gab2 is a large disordered protein that regulates several cellular signalling pathways and is overexpressed in different forms of cancer. Because of its disordered nature, a detailed characterization of the mechanisms of recognition between Gab2 and its physiological partners is particularly difficult. Here we provide a detailed kinetic characterization of the binding reaction between Gab2 and the C-terminal SH3 domain of the growth factor receptor-bound protein 2 (Grb2). We demonstrate that Gab2 folds upon binding following an induced fit type mechanism, whereby recognition is characterized by the formation of an intermediate, in which Gab2 is primarily disordered...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135265/evaluation-of-early-therapeutic-effects-after-near-infrared-photoimmunotherapy-nir-pit-using-luciferase-luciferin-photon-counting-and-fluorescence-imaging
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Yasuhiro Maruoka, Tadanobu Nagaya, Yuko Nakamura, Kazuhide Sato, Fusa Ogata, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi
Near infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) is a newly-developed cancer treatment that induces highly selective immunogenic cell death. It is based on an antibody-photo-absorber conjugate (APC) that is activated by NIR light. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of NIR-PIT as measured by luciferase-luciferin photon-counting and fluorescence imaging. Six days after subcutaneous injection of A431-luc-GFP cells tumors formed in a xenograft mouse model. The EGFR-targeting antibody, panitumumab was conjugated to the photoabsorber, IRDye-700DX (pan-IR700) and was intravenously administered to tumor-bearing mice...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134402/modification-in-oxidative-processes-in-muscle-tissues-exposed-to-laser-and-light-emitting-diode-radiation
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Victor A Monich, Anna P Bavrina, Svetlana L Malinovskaya
Exposure of living tissues to high-intensity red or near-infrared light can produce the oxidative stress effects both in the target zone and adjacent ones. The protein oxidative modification (POM) products can be used as reliable and early markers of oxidative stress. The contents of modified proteins in the investigated specimens can be evaluated by the 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine assay (the DNPH assay). Low-intensity red light is able to decrease the activity of oxidative processes and the DNPH assay data about the POM products in the biological tissues could show both an oxidative stress level and an efficiency of physical agent protection against the oxidative processes...
November 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134229/decursin-and-decursinol-angelate-molecular-mechanism-and-therapeutic-potential-in-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Adeeb Shehzad, Sajida Parveen, Munibah Qureshi, Fazli Subhan, Young Sup Lee
Epidemiological studies have shown that inflammation plays a critical role in the development and progression of various chronic diseases, including cancers, neurological diseases, hepatic fibrosis, diabetic retinopathy, and vascular diseases. Decursin and decursinol angelate (DA) are pyranocoumarin compounds obtained from the roots of Angelica gigas. Several studies have described the anti-inflammatory effects of decursin and DA. Decursin and DA have shown potential anti-inflammatory activity by modulating growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor, transcription factors such as signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells, cellular enzymes including matrix metalloproteinases cyclooxygenase, and protein kinases such as extracellular receptor kinase, phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase, and protein kinase C...
November 13, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133526/involvement-of-g%C3%AE-%C3%AE-subunits-of-gi-protein-coupled-with-s1p-receptor-on-multivesicular-endosomes-in-f-actin-formation-and-cargo-sorting-into-exosomes
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Taketoshi Kajimoto, Nesma Nabil Ibrahim Mohamed, Shaymaa Mohamed Mohamed Badawy, Shubi Ambwene Matovelo, Mitsuhiro Hirase, Shunsuke Nakamura, Daisuke Yoshida, Taro Okada, Takeshi Ijuin, Shun-Ichi Nakamura
Exosomes play a critical role in cell-to-cell communication by delivering cargo molecules to recipient cells. However, the mechanism underlying the generation of the exosomal multivesicular endosome (MVE) is one of the mysteries in the field of endosome research. Although sphingolipid metabolites such as ceramide and sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) are known to play important roles in MVE formation and maturation, the detailed molecular mechanisms are still unclear. Here, we show that Rho family GTPases, including Cdc42 and Rac1, are constitutively activated on exosomal MVEs and are regulated by S1P signaling as measured by fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based conformational changes...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133368/transcription-factors-vnd1-vnd3-contribute-to-cotyledon-xylem-vessel-formation
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Tian Tian Tan, Hitoshi Endo, Ryosuke Sano, Tetsuya Kurata, Masatoshi Yamaguchi, Misato Ohtani, Taku Demura
Arabidopsis thaliana VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN1 (VND1) to VND7 encode a group of NAC domain transcription factors that function as master regulators of xylem vessel element differentiation. These transcription factors activate the transcription of genes required for secondary cell wall formation and programmed cell death - key events in xylem vessel element differentiation. Because constitutive overexpression of VND6 and VND7 induces ectopic xylem vessel element differentiation, functional studies of VND proteins have largely focused on these two proteins...
November 13, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133251/immune-response-of-interferon-%C3%AE-inducible-lysosomal-thiol-reductase-gilt-from-chinese-sturgeon-acipenser-sinensis-to-microbial-invasion-and-its-antioxdative-activity-in-lipopolysaccharides-treated-mammalian-dentritic-cells
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Xiuling You, Liu Liu, Xiuyu Li, Hejun Du, Dongsong Nie, Xingguo Zhang, Haibing Tong, Mingjiang Wu, Yitian Gao, Zhiyong Liao
Interferon-γ-inducible lysosomal thiol reductase (GILT) plays an important role in the major histocompatibility complex-restricted antigen processing of endocytosed proteins via catalyzing the disulfide bond reduction in the endocytic pathway. Here, the cDNA of Chinese sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis) GILT (CsGILT) was cloned. It contained an open reading frame of 762 nucleotides encoding a protein of 254 amino acids with an estimated molecular weight of 28.1 kDa. The characteristic structural features, including a signature sequence CQHGX2ECX2NX4C, a CXXC motif, two potential N-glycosylation sites, and eight conserved cysteines were detected in the deduced amino acid sequence of CsGILT...
November 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133129/hbsag-mrna-degradation-induced-by-dihydroquinolizinone-molecule-depends-on-hbv-posttranscriptional-regulatory-element
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Tianlun Zhou, Timothy Block, Fei Liu, Andrew S Kondratowicz, Liren Sun, Siddhartha Rawat, Jeffrey Branson, Fang Guo, Hongyan Liang, Lauren Bailey, Chris Moore, Xiaohe Wang, Andy Cuconatti, Min Gao, Amy C H Lee, Troy Harasym, Tim Chiu, Dimitar Gotchev, Bruce Dorsey, Rene Rijnbrand, Michael J Sofia
In pursuit of novel therapeutics targeting the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, we evaluated a dihydroquinolizinone compound (DHQ-1) that possessed nanomolar activities against the production of virion and surface protein (HBsAg) in tissue culture. This compound also showed broad HBV genotype coverage and was inactive against a panel of DNA and RNA viruses of other species. Oral administration of DHQ-1 in the AAV-HBV mouse model resulted in a strong reduction of serum HBsAg as soon as 4 days following the commencement of treatment...
November 10, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133122/involvement-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-in-light-induced-degeneration-of-cells-from-mouse-retinal-cell-line-in-vitro-and-mouse-photoreceptors-in-vivo
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Tomoyo Imamura, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yuki Inoue, Tomohiro Otsuka, Yuta Ohno, Shiho Ogami, Shinsaku Yamane, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
Earlier studies showed that the expressions of the agonists of the cannabinoid receptors are reduced in the vitreous humor of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and the cannabinoid type 2 receptor is present in the retinas of rats and monkeys. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the cannabinoid type 2 receptor is involved in the light-induced death of cultured 661W cells, an immortalized murine retinal cell line, and in the light-induced retinal degeneration in mice. Time-dependent changes in the expression and location of retinal cannabinoid type 2 receptor were determined by Western blot and immunostaining...
November 10, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133088/fructose-human-serum-albumin-interaction-undergoes-numerous-biophysical-and-biochemical-changes-before-forming-ages-and-aggregates
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Asif Zaman, Zarina Arif, Moinuddin, Khursheed Alam
Fructose is a reducing and highly lipogenic sugar that has unique metabolic effects in the liver. Non-enzymatic fructosylation of proteins generates advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Human serum albumin (HSA) may undergo fructosylation vis-à-vis AGEs formation. High fructose consumption may lead to structurally altered and functionally compromised fructosylated-HSA-AGEs, which can cause damage to hepatocytes resulting in hepatic macro- and microvesicular steatosis. In this study, HSA was incubated with varying concentrations of fructose for 10days and the induced changes were studied...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131245/expression-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-pathway-in-patients-with-acute-renal-injury
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S-Y Wang, S-X Yang, X-X Zhao, F Chen, J Shi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation is to determine if the protein expression of the Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway is induced after acute renal injury in patients with acute tubular necrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients in who met inclusion criteria underwent renal biopsy. Based on the result of the biopsy, patients were divided into two groups: one with nephrotic syndrome with mini-change disease (MCD group, 30 patients), the other one with minor lesions and acute tubular necrosis (ATN, 30 patients)...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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