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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777737/type-i-collagen-induces-mesenchymal-cell-differentiation-into-myofibroblasts-through-yap-induced-tgf-%C3%AE-1-activation
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Xiaoling Liu, Xinyu Long, Weiwei Liu, Yeli Zhao, Toshihiko Hayashi, Masayuki Yamato, Kazunori Mizuno, Hitomi Fujisaki, Shunji Hattori, Shin-Ichi Tashiro, Takaaki Ogura, Yuji Atsuzawa, Takashi Ikejima
In organ fibrosis, mechanical stress and transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) promote differentiation into myofibroblast from mesenchymal cells, leading to extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling or active synthesis, deposition or degradation of ECM components. A major component of ECM, type I collagen (col I) triple helical molecules assemble into fibrils or are denatured to gelatin without triple-helicity in remodeling. However, whether changes of ECM components in remodeling have influence on mesenchymal cell differentiation remains elusive...
May 16, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775289/mass-spectral-detection-of-diethoxyphospho-tyrosine-adducts-on-proteins-from-hek293-cells-using-monoclonal-antibody-depy-for-enrichment
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Seda Onder, Lawrence M Schopfer, Ozden Tacal, Thomas A Blake, Rudolph C Johnson, Oksana Lockridge
Chronic illness from exposure to organophosphorus toxicants is hypothesized to involve modification of unknown proteins. Tyrosine in proteins that have no active site serine readily reacts with organophosphorus toxicants. We developed a monoclonal antibody, depY, that specifically recognizes diethoxyphospho-tyrosine in proteins and peptides, independent of the surrounding amino acid sequence. Our goal in the current study was to identify diethoxyphosphorylated proteins in human HEK293 cell lysate treated with chlorpyrifos oxon...
May 18, 2018: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772703/alpha-mangostin-improves-insulin-secretion-and-protects-ins-1-cells-from-streptozotocin-induced-damage
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Dahae Lee, Young-Mi Kim, Kiwon Jung, Young-Won Chin, Ki Sung Kang
Alpha (α)-mangostin, a yellow crystalline powder with a xanthone core structure, is isolated from mangosteen ( Garcinia mangostana ), which is a tropical fruit of great nutritional value. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-diabetic effects of α-mangostin and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying its effect on pancreatic beta (β)-cell dysfunction. To assess the effects of α-mangostin on insulin production, rat pancreatic INS-1 cells were treated with non-toxic doses of α-mangostin (1⁻10 μM) and its impact on insulin signaling was examined by Western blotting...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766401/penehyclidine-hydrochloride-decreases-pulmonary-microvascular-endothelial-inflammatory-injury-through-a-beta-arrestin-1-dependent-mechanism
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Fei Zheng, Fei Xiao, Qing-Hong Yuan, Qiang-Sheng Liu, Zong-Ze Zhang, Yan-Lin Wang, Jia Zhan
Penehyclidine hydrochloride (PHC), a type of hyoscyamus drug, has both antimuscarinic and antinicotinic activities and retains potent central and peripheral anticholinergic activities. Compared with other hyoscyamine, the notable advantage of PHC is that it has few M2 receptor-associated cardiovascular side effects. Recent studies and clinical trials have suggested that treatment with penehyclidine hydrochloride may also possess good effects in the treatment of lung injury. The mechanism responsible for this effect has yet to be determined; however, one possibility is that they might do so by a direct effect on pulmonary vascular endothelium...
May 15, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753417/persistent-depletion-of-plasma-gelsolin-pgsn-after-exposure-of-mice-to-heavy-silicon-ions
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Kanokporn Noy Rithidech, Paiboon Reungpatthanaphong, Montree Tungjai, Witawat Jangiam, Louise Honikel, Elbert B Whorton
Little is known about plasma proteins that can be used as biomarkers for early and late responses to radiation. The purpose of this study was to determine a link between depletion of plasma gelsolin (pGSN) and cell-death as well as inflammatory responses in the lung (one of the tissues known to be radiosensitive) of the same exposed CBA/CaJ mice after exposure to heavy silicon (28 Si) ions. To prevent the development of multiple organ dysfunctions, pGSN (an important component of the extracellular actin-scavenging system) is responsible for the removal of actin that is released into the circulation during inflammation and from dying cells...
May 2018: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751576/thymoquinone-suppresses-irf-3-mediated-expression-of-type-i-interferons-via-suppression-of-tbk1
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Nur Aziz, Young-Jin Son, Jae Youl Cho
Interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-3 is known to have a critical role in viral and bacterial innate immune responses by regulating the production of type I interferon (IFN). Thymoquinone (TQ) is a compound derived from black cumin ( Nigella sativa L.) and is known to regulate immune responses by affecting transcription factors associated with inflammation, including nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and activator protein-1 (AP-1). However, the role of TQ in the IRF-3 signaling pathway has not been elucidated...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743821/blockade-of-itga2-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-cell-migration-in-gastric-cancer
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Yu-Chang Chuang, Hsin-Yi Wu, Yu-Ling Lin, Shey-Cherng Tzou, Cheng-Hsun Chuang, Ting-Yan Jian, Pin-Rong Chen, Yuan-Ching Chang, Chi-Hsin Lin, Tse-Hung Huang, Chao-Ching Wang, Yi-Lin Chan, Kuang-Wen Liao
Background: Gastric cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Gastric cancer is often diagnosed at advanced stages and the outcome of the treatment is often poor. Therefore, identifying new therapeutic targets for this cancer is urgently needed. Integrin alpha 2 (ITGA2) subunit and the beta 1 subunit form a heterodimer for a transmembrane receptor for extracellular matrix, is an important molecule involved in tumor cell proliferation, survival and migration...
2018: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743371/roles-of-fc-domain-and-exudation-in-l2-antibody-mediated-protection-against-human-papillomavirus
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Joshua W Wang, Wai Hong Wu, Tsui-Chin Huang, Margaret Wong, Kihyuck Kwak, Keiko Ozato, Chien-Fu Hung, Richard B S Roden
To address how L2-specific antibodies prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the genital tract we generated neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) WW1, a rat IgG2a that binds L2 residues 17-36 (like mouse MAb RG1), and JWW3, a mouse IgG1 derivative of Mab24 specific to L2 residues 58-64. By Western blot, WW1 recognized L2 of 29/34 HPV genotypes tested, compared to only 13/34 for RG1, and 25/34 for JWW3. WW1 IgG and (Fab')2 bound HPV16 pseudovirions similarly, however whole IgG provided better protection against HPV vaginal challenge...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730309/a-single-point-mutation-on-the-cucumber-mosaic-virus-surface-induces-an-unexpected-and-strong-interaction-with-the-f1-complex-of-the-atp-synthase-in-nicotiana-clevelandii-plants
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Ákos Gellért, Tímea Pósa, Attila Fábián, László Szabó, Károly Bóka, Barbara Forró, Katalin Salánki, László Drahos, Eszter Tóth, Angéla Juhász, Ervin Balázs
A previous study showed that a single amino acid difference in the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) capsid protein (CP) elicits unusual symptoms. The wild-type strain (CMV-R) induces green mosaic symptoms and malformation while the mutant strain (CMV-R3E79R) causes chlorotic lesions on inoculated leaves and strong stunting with necrosis on systemic leaves. Virion preparations of CMV-R and CMV-R3E79R were partially purified from Nicotiana clevelandii A. Gray and analysed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Their separated protein patterns showed remarkable differences at the 50-75 kDa range, both in numbers and intensity of spots, with more protein spots for the mutant CMV...
May 3, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726577/insulin-degrading-enzyme-is-up-regulated-in-pancreatic-_cells-by-insulin-treatment
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Cristina M Fernández-Díaz, Luis Escobar-Curbelo, J F López-Acosta, Carmen D Lobatón, Alfredo Moreno, Julián Sanz-Ortega, Germán Perdomo, Irene Cózar-Castellano
Insulin Degrading Enzyme (IDE) is an endopeptidase that degrades insulin and glucagon. Ide gene has been associated with type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). However, the physiological role(s) of IDE in glucose homeostasis and its potential therapeutic benefit remain not completely known. To contribute in the understanding of IDE's role in glucose metabolism, we analyzed IDE protein level in pancreatic islets from two hyperinsulinemic mouse models, db/db and high-fat diet (HFD) mice, as well as in human islets from DM2 patients treated with oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) or insulin...
May 4, 2018: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725251/glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-and-glucagon-increase-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-in-beta-cells-via-distinct-adenylyl-cyclases
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Young-Sun Lee, Hee-Sook Jun
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease in which the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin. Pancreatic alpha cell mass increases in response to insufficient insulin secretion. However, the reason for this increase is not clear. It is possible that the increased alpha-cells may stimulate compensatory insulin release in response to the insufficient insulin such as insulin resistance. In this study, we investigated whether glucagon and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), hormones produced by alpha cells, contribute to insulin secretion in INS-1 cells, a beta cell line...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723991/the-expression-pattern-of-plin2-in-differentiated-adipocytes-from-qinchuan-cattle-analysis-of-its-protein-structure-and-interaction-with-cgi-58
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Peiwei Li, Yaning Wang, Le Zhang, Yue Ning, Linsen Zan
PLIN2 (Perilipin-2) is a protein that can anchor on the membrane of lipid droplets (LDs), playing a vital role in the early formation of LDs and in the regulation of LD metabolism in many types of cells. However, little research has been conducted in cattle adipocytes. In the present study, we found that the expression of PLIN2 mRNA peaks at Day 2 during cattle adipocyte differentiation ( p < 0.01), but PLIN2 protein levels maintain high abundance until Day 4 and then decrease sharply. We first built an interaction model using PyMOL...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723228/divergent-antioxidant-capacity-of-human-islet-cell-subsets-a-potential-cause-of-beta-cell-vulnerability-in-diabetes-and-islet-transplantation
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Atsushi Miki, Camillo Ricordi, Yasunaru Sakuma, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Ryosuke Misawa, Atsuyoshi Mita, Ruth D Molano, Nosratola D Vaziri, Antonello Pileggi, Hirohito Ichii
BACKGROUND: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T1DM and T2DM) are caused by beta(β)-cell loss and functional impairment. Identification of mechanisms of β-cell death and therapeutic interventions to enhance β-cell survival are essential for prevention and treatment of diabetes. Oxidative stress is a common feature of both T1DM and T2DM; elevated biomarkers of oxidative stress are detected in blood, urine and tissues including pancreas of patients with DM. Islet transplantation is a promising treatment for diabetes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715109/fatty-acids-of-cla-enriched-egg-yolks-can-induce-mitochondrial-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Aneta A Koronowicz, Mariola Drozdowska, Paula Banks, Ewelina Piasna-Słupecka, Dominik Domagała, Teresa Leszczyńska
BACKGROUND: Fatty acids from conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-enriched egg yolk suppressed the viability of the MCF-7 cancer line more effectively than non-enriched egg yolk. Herein we aimed to determine the molecular mechanisms by analysing the expression and activation of proteins involved in cellular stress and apoptosis signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight Isa Brown laying hens (26-week-old) were fed a fortified (0.75% CLA) or a control diet (0% CLA) for 4 months...
May 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713348/a-case-of-nongerminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-of-the-pineal-region-risks-and-advantages-of-biopsy-by-endoscopic-approach
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Mauro Dobran, Davide Nasi, Fabrizio Mancini, Maurizio Gladi, Massimo Scerrati
A 21-year-old male was admitted to our department with headache and drowsiness. CT scan and MRI revealed acute obstructive hydrocephalus caused by a pineal region mass. The serum and CSF levels of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) were 215 IU/L and 447 IU/L, respectively, while levels of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) were normal. A germ cell tumor (GCT) was suspected, and the patient underwent endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with biopsy. After four days from surgery, the tumor bled with mass expansion and ETV stoma occlusion; thus, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was positioned...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702562/positive-and-negative-regulation-of-angiogenesis-by-soluble-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1
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Cristina M Failla, Miriam Carbo, Veronica Morea
Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-1 exists in different forms, derived from alternative splicing of the same gene. In addition to the transmembrane form, endothelial cells produce a soluble VEGFR-1 (sVEGFR-1) isoform, whereas non-endothelial cells produce both sVEGFR-1 and a different soluble molecule, known as soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (sFlt)1-14. By binding members of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family, the soluble forms reduce the amounts of VEGFs available for the interaction with their transmembrane receptors, thereby negatively regulating VEGFR-mediated signaling...
April 27, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696080/therapeutic-effects-of-serum-extracellular-vesicles-in-liver-fibrosis
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Li Chen, Ruju Chen, Sherri Kemper, Min Cong, Hong You, David R Brigstock
The lack of approved therapies for hepatic fibrosis seriously limits medical management of patients with chronic liver disease. Since extracellular vesicles (EVs) function as conduits for intercellular molecular transfer, we investigated if EVs from healthy individuals have anti-fibrotic properties. Hepatic fibrogenesis or fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 )- or thioacetic acid-induced liver injury models in male or female mice were suppressed by serum EVs from normal mice (EVN) but not from fibrotic mice (EVF)...
2018: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695047/a-combined-nmr-computational-study-of-the-interaction-between-influenza-virus-hemagglutinin-and-sialic-derivatives-from-human-and-avian-receptors-on-the-surface-of-transfected-cells
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Francesca Vasile, Maddalena Panigada, Antonio Siccardi, Donatella Potenza, Guido Tiana
The development of small-molecule inhibitors of influenza virus Hemagglutinin could be relevant to the opposition of the diffusion of new pandemic viruses. In this work, we made use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study the interaction between two derivatives of sialic acid, Neu5Ac-&alpha;-(2,6)-Gal-&beta;-(1⁻4)-GlcNAc and Neu5Ac-&alpha;-(2,3)-Gal-&beta;-(1⁻4)-GlcNAc, and hemagglutinin directly expressed on the surface of recombinant human cells. We analyzed the interaction of these trisaccharides with 293T cells transfected with the H5 and H1 variants of hemagglutinin, which thus retain their native trimeric conformation in such a realistic environment...
April 24, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691338/the-efficacy-of-the-interferon-alpha-beta-response-versus-arboviruses-is-temperature-dependent
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Whitney C Lane, Matthew D Dunn, Christina L Gardner, L K Metthew Lam, Alan M Watson, Amy L Hartman, Kate D Ryman, William B Klimstra
Interferon alpha/beta (IFN-α/β) is a critical mediator of protection against most viruses, with host survival frequently impossible in its absence. Many studies have investigated the pathways involved in the induction of IFN-α/β after virus infection and the resultant upregulation of antiviral IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) through IFN-α/β receptor complex signaling. However, other than examining the effects of genetic deletion of induction or effector pathway components, little is known regarding the functionality of these responses in intact hosts and whether host genetic or environmental factors might influence their potency...
April 24, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674419/comparative-study-of-the-novel-rgd-motif-containing-itg%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-binding-peptides-sflap3-and-sfitgv6-for-diagnostic-application-in-hnscc
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Saskia Roesch, Thomas Lindner, Max Sauter, Anastasia Loktev, Paul Flechsig, Martin Müller, Walter Mier, Rolf Warta, Gerhard Dyckhoff, Christel Herold-Mende, Uwe Haberkorn, Annette Altmann
Alpha v beta 6 (αvβ6) integrin is overexpressed by several carcinomas, and thus considered as target for diagnostic imaging and anti-cancer therapies. Recently, we presented SFITGv6 as a novel potential tracer for imaging and targeted therapy of αvβ6 integin-positive carcinomas. Here, we analyzed affinity and specificity of five native αvβ6 integrin-specific binders in comparison to SFITGv6. Methods: Sunflower trypsin inhibitor (SFTI)-1-based peptides containing arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) motif-spanning octamers of fibronectin (SFFN1), tenascin C (SFTNC), vitronectin (SFVTN), and latency-associated peptides (LAP) 1 (SFLAP1), and 3 (SFLAP3) were synthesized and their binding potential to αvβ6 integrin-expressing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines was evaluated...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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