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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302721/involvement-of-notch1-signaling-in-malignant-progression-of-a549-cells-subjected-to-prolonged-cadmium-exposure
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Kota Fujiki, Hisako Inamura, Takamitsu Miyayama, Masato Matsuoka
Cadmium exposure is known to increase lung cancer risk, but the underlying molecular mechanisms in cadmium-stimulated progression of malignancy are unclear. Here, we examined the effects of prolonged cadmium exposure on the malignant progression of A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells and the roles of Notch1, hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-α), and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R)/Akt/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/p70 S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) signaling pathways. Exposing A549 cells to 10 or 20 μM cadmium chloride (CdCl2) for 9-15 weeks induced a high proliferative potential, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), stress fiber formation, high cell motility, and resistance to anti-tumor drugs...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296539/high-salt-induced-activation-and-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-cultured-astrocytes
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Zhezhi Deng, Yuge Wang, Li Zhou, Yilong Shan, Sha Tan, Wei Cai, Siyuan Liao, Lisheng Peng, Zhengqi Lu
Salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) accumulation in the brain is associated with various diseases of central nervous system (CNS). Activation of astrocytes is an important manifestation of pathophysiological processes in the CNS. However, the direct impact of high salt (HS) environment on astrocytes is unclear. In the current study, we found that high salt treatment can induce activation of astrocytes both in vivo and in vitro, manifested as morphological alteration coupled with increased expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)...
March 15, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293832/the-mechanistic-role-of-the-calcium-activated-chloride-channel-ano1-in-tumor-growth-and-signaling
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Anke Bill, Larry Alex Gaither
Multiple studies have described the high expression and amplification of Anoctamin 1 (ANO1) in various cancers, including, but not limited to breast cancer, head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors and glioblastoma. ANO1 has been demonstrated to be critical for tumor growth in breast and head and neck cancers through its regulation of EGFR signaling and pathway modulators like MAPK and protein kinase B. However, the discovery of ANO1 as a calcium activated chloride channel came as a surprise to the field and has given rise to many questions...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288823/cadmium-induced-il-6-and-il-8-expression-and-release-from-astrocytes-are-mediated-by-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Suttinee Phuagkhaopong, Dusadee Ospondpant, Thitima Kasemsuk, Nathawut Sibmooh, Sunhapas Soodvilai, Christopher Power, Pornpun Vivithanaporn
Chronic exposure to cadmium has been linked to brain cancers, learning disabilities and memory deficits. Previous studies of cadmium toxicity in the central nervous system report cadmium induces oxidative stress in neurons and astrocytes. In the peripheral system, cadmium promotes interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 production and release. Elevation of IL-6 expression is linked to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and astrogliosis. IL-8 plays a role in angiogenesis of gliomas and neurodegenerative diseases...
March 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242698/synergy-of-camp-and-calcium-signaling-pathways-in-cftr-regulation
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Zoltan Bozoky, Saumel Ahmadi, Tal Milman, Tae Hun Kim, Kai Du, Michelle Di Paola, Stan Pasyk, Roman Pekhletski, Jacob P Keller, Christine E Bear, Julie D Forman-Kay
Cystic fibrosis results from mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel, leading to defective apical chloride transport. Patients also experience overactivation of inflammatory processes, including increased calcium signaling. Many investigations have described indirect effects of calcium signaling on CFTR or other calcium-activated chloride channels; here, we investigate the direct response of CFTR to calmodulin-mediated calcium signaling. We characterize an interaction between the regulatory region of CFTR and calmodulin, the major calcium signaling molecule, and report protein kinase A (PKA)-independent CFTR activation by calmodulin...
February 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241801/the-protective-effects-of-propofol-against-cocl2-induced-ht22-cell-hypoxia-injury-via-pp2a-camkii%C3%AE-nnos-pathway
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Yan Lu, Wei Chen, Chen Lin, Jiaqiang Wang, Minmin Zhu, Jiawei Chen, Changhong Miao
BACKGROUND: Perioperative cerebral ischemia/hypoxia could induce hippocampal injury and has been reported to induce cognitive impairment. In this study, we used cobalt chloride (CoCl2) to build a hypoxia model in mouse hippocampal cell lines. Propofol, a widely used intravenous anesthetic agent, has been demonstrated to have neuroprotective effect. Here, we explored whether and how propofol attenuated CoCl2-induced mouse hippocampal HT22 cell injury. METHODS: Mouse hippocampal HT22 cells were pretreated with propofol, and then stimulated with CoCl2...
February 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235805/a-kainate-receptor-subunit-promotes-the-recycling-of-the-neuron-specific-k-cl-cotransporter-kcc2-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Jessica C Pressey, Vivek Mahadevan, C Sahara Khademullah, Zahra Dargaei, Jonah Chevrier, Alamjeet K Chauhan, Steven J Meas, Pavel Uvarov, Matti S Airaksinen, Melanie A Woodin
Synaptic inhibition depends on a transmembrane gradient of chloride, which is set by the neuron-specific K+-Cl- cotransporter KCC2. Reduced KCC2 levels in the neuronal membrane contribute to the generation of epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and autism spectrum disorders; thus, it is important to characterize the mechanisms regulating KCC2 expression. In the present study, we determined the role of KCC2-protein interactions in regulating total and surface-membrane KCC2 expression. Using quantitative immunofluorescence in cultured mouse hippocampal neurons, we discovered that the kainate receptor subunit GluK2 and the auxiliary subunit Neto2 significantly increase the total KCC2 abundance in neurons, but that GluK2 exclusively increases the abundance of KCC2 in the surface membrane...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217097/feedback-activation-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-skin-fibroblasts
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Xu Wang, Yuting Zhu, Congcong Sun, Tao Wang, Yingjie Shen, Wanhui Cai, Jia Sun, Lisha Chi, Haijun Wang, Na Song, Chao Niu, Jiayi Shen, Weitao Cong, Zhongxin Zhu, Yuanhu Xuan, Xiaokun Li, Litai Jin
Skin wound healing is a complex process requiring the coordinated behavior of many cell types, especially in the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a member of the FGF family that promotes fibroblast migration, but the underlying molecular mechanism remains elusive. The present RNA sequencing study showed that the expression levels of several canonical Wnt pathway genes, including Wnt2b, Wnt3, Wnt11, T-cell factor 7 (TCF7), and Frizzled 8 (FZD8) were modified by bFGF stimulation in fibroblasts...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216152/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-prevents-the-development-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-type-1-diabetic-rats-by-enhancing-autophagy-via-inhibiting-the-%C3%AE-catenin-tcf4-gsk-3%C3%AE-mtor-pathway
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Huili Wei, Hua Qu, Hang Wang, Baolan Ji, Yao Ding, Dan Liu, Yang Duan, Huimin Liang, Chuan Peng, Xiaoqiu Xiao, Huacong Deng
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) can increase the risk of heart failure and death in diabetic patients. However, no effective approaches are available to prevent its progression and development. Studies have shown that vitamin D is greatly implicated in cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, and there is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in diabetic patients. In this study, we investigated whether 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin-D3 (1,25D3) can improve DCM through a vitamin D receptor (VDR)-dependent mechanism associated with autophagy and the β-catenin/T-cell factor/lymphoid enhancer factor (TCF4)/glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208047/targeted-therapy-for-chronic-respiratory-disease-a-new-paradigm
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Peter G Gibson, Matthew J Peters, Claire E Wainwright
Targeted therapy has emerged as a highly effective treatment approach for chronic respiratory diseases. Many of these conditions have dismal outcomes; however, targeted therapy shows great results for the subgroup who respond. This represents a new way to approach these conditions and offers great promise as a future treatment direction. In severe eosinophilic asthma, therapy that targets the interleukin-5 pathway with monoclonal antibodies leads to a 50% reduction in asthma exacerbations in previously refractory disease...
February 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168001/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-tao-ren-cheng-qi-tang-against-embolic-stroke-in-rats
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Ling-Wei Hsu, Wei-Cheng Shiao, Nen-Chung Chang, Meng-Che Yu, Ting-Lin Yen, Philip Aloysius Thomas, Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Joen-Rong Sheu
BACKGROUND: Combinations of the traditional Chinese and Western medicines have been used to treat numerous diseases throughout the world, and there is a growing body of evidence showing that some of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine elicit significant pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the neuroprotective effects of Tao-Ren-Cheng-Qi Tang (TRCQT) in combination with aspirin following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced embolic stroke in rats...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165470/sodium-chloride-promotes-tissue-inflammation-via-osmotic-stimuli-in-subtotal-nephrectomized-mice
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Fumiko Sakata, Yasuhiko Ito, Masashi Mizuno, Akiho Sawai, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takako Tomita, Mitsuhiro Tawada, Akio Tanaka, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Akihiro Sagara, Takashi Wada, Shoichi Maruyama, Tomoyoshi Soga, Seiichi Matsuo, Enyu Imai, Yoshifumi Takei
Chronic inflammation, which is often associated with high all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, is prevalent in patients with renal failure; however, the precise mechanisms remain unclear. High-salt intake was reported to induce lymphangiogenesis and autoimmune diseases via osmotic stimuli with accumulation of sodium or chloride. In addition, sodium was recently reported to be stored in the extremities of dialysis patients. We studied the effects and mechanisms of high salt loading on tissue and systemic inflammation in subtotal-nephrectomized mice (5/6Nx) and in cultured cells...
February 6, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164762/regulation-of-ion-channels-cellular-carriers-and-na-k-atpase-by-janus-kinase-3
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Mentor Sopjani, Shpëtim Thaçi, Berat Krasniqi, Miranda Selmonaj, Mark Rinnerthaler, Miribane Dërmaku-Sopjani
Janus kinase-3 (JAK3), a tyrosine kinase, is expressed in a variety of tissues, including the brain, and is involved in the signaling of cytokine receptors. JAK3 participates in numerous functions, among other the cell survival and proliferation, neuroprotection, apoptosis, as well as cellular response to hypoxia and ischemia-reperfusion. This kinase further contributes in the signaling of hematopoietic cell cytokine receptors, dendritic cells activation, maturation, and immune suppression as well as to cell volume regulation...
February 3, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161653/low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-accelerates-the-sternomastoid-muscle-regeneration-process-after-myonecrosis-due-to-bupivacaine
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Cristiane Neves Alessi Pissulin, Ana Angélica Henrique Fernandes, Alejandro Manuel Sanchez Orellana, Renata Calciolari Rossi E Silva, Selma Maria Michelin Matheus
BACKGROUND: Because of its long-lasting analgesic action, bupivacaine is an anesthetic used for peripheral nerve block and relief of postoperative pain. Muscle degeneration and neurotoxicity are its main limitations. There is strong evidence that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) assists in muscle and nerve repair. The authors evaluated the effects of a Gallium Arsenide laser (GaAs), on the regeneration of muscle fibers of the sternomastoid muscle and accessory nerve after injection of bupivacaine...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160636/daily-sesame-oil-supplementation-attenuates-local-renin-angiotensin-system-via-inhibiting-mapk-activation-and-oxidative-stress-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Chuan-Teng Liu, Ming-Yie Liu
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is involved in the development of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) by which increases cardiac morbidity and mortality. Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and oxidative stress are important in RAS-mediated cardiac hypertrophy. Sesame oil, a potent antioxidant, attenuates hypertension-dependent LVH. We examined the protective role of sesame oil on RAS-mediated MAPK activation and oxidative stress in rats. We induced LVH using a hypertensive model by subcutaneously injecting deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA; 15 mg/ml/kg in mineral oil; twice weekly for 5 weeks) and supplementing with 1% sodium chloride drinking water (DOCA/salt) to uninephrectomized rats...
May 28, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126833/ghrelin-induces-clock-gene-expression-in-the-liver-of-goldfish-in-vitro-via-protein-kinase-c-and-protein-kinase-a-pathways
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Aída Sánchez-Bretaño, Ayelén M Blanco, Ángel L Alonso-Gómez, María J Delgado, Olivier Kah, Esther Isorna
The liver is the most important link between the circadian system and metabolism. As a food entrainable oscillator, the hepatic clock needs to be entrained by food-related signals. The objective of the present study was to investigate the possible role of ghrelin (an orexigenic peptide mainly synthesized in the gastrointestinal tract) as an endogenous synchronizer of the liver oscillator in teleosts. To achieve this aim, we first examined the presence of ghrelin receptors in the liver of goldfish. Then, the ghrelin regulation of clock gene expression in the goldfish liver was studied...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125813/signal-transduction-underlying-the-inhibitory-mechanism-of-fluoxetine-on-electrical-field-stimulation-response-in-rat-ileal-smooth-muscle
#17
Phyu Phyu Khin, Tin Sandar Zaw, Uy Dong Sohn
Fluoxetine (FLX), a well-known antidepressant drug under the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, exerts its action by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin selectively. In some studies, it has been demonstrated that FLX relaxes the intestinal smooth muscle. In this study, we aimed at studying the signal transduction pathway underlying the muscle relaxation effect of FLX on electrically stimulated rat ileal muscle contraction. To investigate the possible mechanism involved, various antagonists were used...
January 27, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115189/rosmarinic-acid-counteracts-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-inhibiting-the-ros-dependent-mmp-2-activity-involvement-of-nrf2-antioxidant-system
#18
Changfang Lu, Yu Zou, Yuzhang Liu, Yingcai Niu
Recently, oxidative stress is involved in hepatofibrogenesis. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is required for activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in response to reactive oxygen species (ROS). This study was designed to explore the hypothesis that the inhibitory effect of rosmarinic acid (RA) on HSCs activation might mainly result from its antioxidant capability by increasing the synthesis of glutathione (GSH) involved in nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)-dependent inhibition of MMP-2 activity. Here, we demonstrate that RA reverses activated HSCs to quiescent cells...
March 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077321/camkii%C3%AE-subtypes-differentially-regulate-infarct-formation-following-ex-vivo-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-tnf-%C3%AE
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Charles B B Gray, Takeshi Suetomi, Sunny Xiang, Shikha Mishra, Erik A Blackwood, Christopher C Glembotski, Shigeki Miyamoto, B Daan Westenbrink, Joan Heller Brown
Deletion of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II delta (CaMKIIδ) has been shown to protect against in vivo ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. It remains unclear which CaMKIIδ isoforms and downstream mechanisms are responsible for the salutary effects of CaMKIIδ gene deletion. In this study we sought to compare the roles of the CaMKIIδB and CaMKIIδC subtypes and the mechanisms by which they contribute to ex vivo I/R damage. WT, CaMKIIδKO, and mice expressing only CaMKIIδB or δC were subjected to ex vivo global ischemia for 25min followed by reperfusion...
February 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067240/cd8-t-cells-stimulate-na-cl-co-transporter-ncc-in-distal-convoluted-tubules-leading-to-salt-sensitive-hypertension
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Yunmeng Liu, Tonya M Rafferty, Sung W Rhee, Jessica S Webber, Li Song, Benjamin Ko, Robert S Hoover, Beixiang He, Shengyu Mu
Recent studies suggest a role for T lymphocytes in hypertension. However, whether T cells contribute to renal sodium retention and salt-sensitive hypertension is unknown. Here we demonstrate that T cells infiltrate into the kidney of salt-sensitive hypertensive animals. In particular, CD8(+) T cells directly contact the distal convoluted tubule (DCT) in the kidneys of DOCA-salt mice and CD8(+) T cell-injected mice, leading to up-regulation of the Na-Cl co-transporter NCC, p-NCC and the development of salt-sensitive hypertension...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
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