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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343277/pancreatic-alpha-cell-selective-deletion-of-tcf7l2-impairs-glucagon-secretion-and-counter-regulatory-responses-to-hypoglycaemia-in-mice
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Gabriela da Silva Xavier, Angeles Mondragon, Vishnou Mourougavelou, Céline Cruciani-Guglielmacci, Jessica Denom, Pedro Luis Herrera, Christophe Magnan, Guy A Rutter
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) is a high mobility group (HMG) box-containing transcription factor and downstream effector of the Wnt signalling pathway. SNPs in the TCF7L2 gene have previously been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in genome-wide association studies. In animal studies, loss of Tcf7l2 function is associated with defective islet beta cell function and survival. Here, we explore the role of TCF7L2 in the control of the counter-regulatory response to hypoglycaemia by generating mice with selective deletion of the Tcf7l2 gene in pancreatic alpha cells...
March 25, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327131/transcriptome-analysis-of-pancreatic-cells-across-distant-species-highlights-novel-important-regulator-genes
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Estefania Tarifeño-Saldivia, Arnaud Lavergne, Alice Bernard, Keerthana Padamata, David Bergemann, Marianne L Voz, Isabelle Manfroid, Bernard Peers
BACKGROUND: Defining the transcriptome and the genetic pathways of pancreatic cells is of great interest for elucidating the molecular attributes of pancreas disorders such as diabetes and cancer. As the function of the different pancreatic cell types has been maintained during vertebrate evolution, the comparison of their transcriptomes across distant vertebrate species is a means to pinpoint genes under strong evolutionary constraints due to their crucial function, which have therefore preserved their selective expression in these pancreatic cell types...
March 21, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325643/alpha-cells-the-main-source-of-il-1%C3%AE-in-human-pancreas
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Florence Anquetil, Somayeh Sabouri, Charles Thivolet, Teresa Rodriguez-Calvo, Jose Zapardiel-Gonzalo, Natalie Amirian, Darius Schneider, Ericka Castillo, Yasaman Lajevardi, Matthias G von Herrath
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is known to trigger beta cell dysfunction in vitro and could potentially play a role during the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. However, several clinical trials attempting to block IL-1β function have had minimal success. We therefore re-investigated local expression of IL-1β in human diabetic and non-diabetic pancreata. We obtained pancreatic tissue sections from the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) including non-diabetic (n = 9), non-diabetic auto-antibody positive (AAb+, n = 5), type 1 diabetes (n = 6), and type 2 diabetes (n = 6) donors...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325301/increased-expression-of-laminin-subunit-alpha-1-chain-by-dcas9-vp160
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Arnaud Perrin, Joël Rousseau, Jacques P Tremblay
Laminin-111 protein complex links the extracellular matrix to integrin α7β1 in sarcolemma, thus replacing in dystrophic muscles links normally insured by the dystrophin complex. Laminin-111 injection in mdx mouse stabilized sarcolemma, restored serum creatine kinase to wild-type levels, and protected muscles from exercised-induced damages. These results suggested that increased laminin-111 is a potential therapy for DMD. Laminin subunit beta 1 and laminin subunit gamma 1 are expressed in adult human muscle, but laminin subunit alpha 1 (LAMA1) gene is expressed only during embryogenesis...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324008/vessel-network-architecture-of-adult-human-islets-promotes-distinct-cell-cell-interactions-in-situ-and-is-altered-after-transplantation
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Christian M Cohrs, Chunguang Chen, Stephan R Jahn, Julia Stertmann, Helena Chmelova, Jürgen Weitz, Andrea Bähr, Nikolai Klymiuk, Anja Steffen, Barbara Ludwig, Virginia Kamvissi, Eckhard Wolf, Stefan R Bornstein, Michele Solimena, Stephan Speier
Islet cell hormone release is modulated by signals from endothelial and endocrine cells within the islet. However, models of intra-islet vascularization and paracrine cell signaling are mostly based on rodent pancreas. We here assessed for the first time the architecture and endocrine cell interaction of the vascular network in unperturbed human islets in situ and their potential to re-establish their endogenous vascular network after transplantation in vivo. We prepared pancreas tissue slices of fresh tissue obtained from non-diabetic patients undergoing partial pancreatectomy...
January 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320267/modulating-effect-of-cytokines-on-mechanisms-of-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-brain
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S G Levin, O V Godukhin
After accumulation of data showing that resident brain cells (neurons, astrocytes, and microglia) produce mediators of the immune system, such as cytokines and their receptors under normal physiological conditions, a critical need emerged for investigating the role of these mediators in cognitive processes. The major problem for understanding the functional role of cytokines in the mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, de novo neurogenesis, and learning and memory is the small number of investigated cytokines...
March 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316163/-effects-of-silencing-smad-ubiquitination-regulatory-factor-2-on-the-function-of-human-hypertrophic-scar-derived-fibroblasts
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Z Zhang, F Kuang, C L Liu, B Chen, W B Tang, X J Li
Objective: To explore the effects of silencing Smad ubiquitination regulatory factor 2 (Smurf2) on the secretion of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β(1)), alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and collagen type Ⅰ by human hypertrophic scar-derived fibroblasts. Methods: The human normal skin-derived fibroblasts and hypertrophic scar-derived fibroblasts were cultured with explant culture technique from the normal skin and hypertrophic scar tissue, which was obtained from 9 patients with hypertrophic scars after burn...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303682/ultrastructural-alterations-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-in-human-diabetes-mellitus
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Matilde Masini, Luisa Martino, Lorella Marselli, Marco Bugliani, Ugo Boggi, Franco Filipponi, Piero Marchetti, Vincenzo De Tata
AIMS: Both types of diabetes are characterized by beta-cell failure and death, leading to insulin insufficiency. Very limited information is currently available about the ultrastructural alterations of beta cells in human diabetes. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive ultrastructural analysis of human pancreatic islets in type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We performed a morphometric electron microscopy evaluation of beta cells obtained from the pancreas of 8 non-diabetic (ND), 5 type 1 (T1D) and 8 type 2 (T2D) diabetic organ donors...
March 16, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302418/lncrna-atb-microrna-200a-%C3%AE-catenin-regulatory-axis-involved-in-the-progression-of-hcv-related-hepatic-fibrosis
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Na Fu, Su-Xian Zhao, Ling-Bo Kong, Jing-Hua Du, Wei-Guang Ren, Fang Han, Qing-Shan Zhang, Wen-Cong Li, Cui Po, Rong-Qi Wang, Yu-Guo Zhang, Yue-Min Nan
OBJECTIVE(S): Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)-activated by transforming growth factor beta (lncRNA-ATB) is known to be involved in the invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating target gene miR-200a. However, the role and molecular mechanisms of lncRNA-ATB/miR-200a in HCV-related liver fibrosis remains unclear. In this study, we examined the expression of lncRNA-ATB/miR-200a, and their target gene β-Catenin in liver tissues of HCV patients and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) to elucidate the possible role of lncRNA-ATB/miR-200a axis in HSC activation and development of liver fibrosis...
March 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296236/development-of-the-endocrine-pancreas-in-the-beagle-dog-from-fetal-to-adult-life
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Emilie Bricout-Neveu, Severine Pechberty, Karine Reynaud, Cindy Maenhoudt, Marie José Lecomte, Philippe Ravassard, Paul Czernichow
Our objectives were to describe, in Beagle dogs, the ontogenesis of beta (insulin-producing) and alpha (glucagon-producing) cells from fetal to early postnatal life and adulthood. In addition, to have some insight into interspecies comparison, Beagle dog pancreases were compared to pancreases from a Labrador and Chow Chow. At midgestation, the epithelium was dense, beta cells scarce, and alpha cells numerous and concentrated in the center of the pancreatic bud. From 36 to 45 days post conception (pc), beta cell numbers increased and the epithelium expanded and branched out...
March 14, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291869/neuroprotective-effects-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-a-rat-model-of-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Tassos Georgiou, Yao-Tseng Wen, Chung-Hsing Chang, Panagiotis Kolovos, Maria Kalogerou, Ekatherine Prokopiou, Anastasia Neokleous, Chin-Te Huang, Rong-Kung Tsai
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA) administration in a rat model of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (rAION). Methods: The level of blood arachidonic acid/eicosapentaenoic acid (AA/EPA) was measured to determine the suggested dosage. The rAION-induced rats were administered fish oil (1 g/day EPA) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) by daily gavage for 10 consecutive days to evaluate the neuroprotective effects...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291844/hydrogen-sulfide-generation-from-l-cysteine-in-the-human-glioblastoma-astrocytoma-u-87-mg-and-neuroblastoma-shsy5y-cell-lines
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Patrycja Bronowicka-Adamska, Anna Bentke, Maria Wróbel
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is endogenously synthesized from l-cysteine in reactions catalyzed by cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS, EC 4.2.1.22) and gamma-cystathionase (CSE, EC 4.4.1.1). The role of 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (MPST, EC 2.8.1.2) in H2S generation is also considered; it could be important for tissues with low CTH activity, e.g. cells of the nervous system. The expression and activity of CBS, CTH, and MPST were detected in the human glioblastoma-astrocytoma (U-87 MG) and neuroblastoma (SHSY5Y) cell lines...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289383/the-citrus-flavanone-naringenin-produces-cardioprotective-effects-in-hearts-from-1-year-old-rat-through-activation-of-mitobk-channels
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Lara Testai, Eleonora Da Pozzo, Ilaria Piano, Luisa Pistelli, Claudia Gargini, Maria Cristina Breschi, Alessandra Braca, Claudia Martini, Alma Martelli, Vincenzo Calderone
Background and Purpose: Incidence of cardiovascular disorders increases with age, because of a dramatic fall of endogenous self-defense mechanisms and increased vulnerability of myocardium. Conversely, the effectiveness of many cardioprotective drugs is blunted in hearts of 1 year old rat. The Citrus flavanone naringenin (NAR) was reported to promote cardioprotective effects against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, through the activation of mitochondrial large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (mitoBK)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288171/the-acceleration-of-cardiomyogenesis-in-embryonic-stem-cells-in-vitro-by-serum-depletion-does-not-increase-the-number-of-developed-cardiomyocytes
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Katarzyna Anna Radaszkiewicz, Dominika Sýkorová, Lucia Binó, Jana Kudová, Markéta Bébarová, Jiřina Procházková, Hana Kotasová, Lukáš Kubala, Jiří Pacherník
The differentiation of pluripotent embryonic stem (ES) cells into various lineages in vitro represents an important tool for studying the mechanisms underlying mammalian embryogenesis. It is a key technique in studies evaluating the molecular mechanisms of cardiomyogenesis and heart development and also in embryotoxicology. Herein, modest modifications of the basic protocol for ES cell differentiation into cardiomyocytes were evaluated in order to increase the yield and differentiation status of developed cardiomyocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287518/isolation-and-flow-cytometric-analysis-of-human-endocervical-gamma-delta-t-cells
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Natasa Strbo, Laura Romero, Maria Alcaide, Margaret Fischl
The female reproductive tract (FRT) mucosal immune system serves as the first line of defense. Better knowledge of the genital mucosa is therefore essential for understanding pathogenicity of different pathogens including HIV. Gamma delta (GD) T cells are the prototype of 'unconventional' T cells and represent a relatively small subset of T cells defined by their expression of heterodimeric T-cell receptors (TCRs) composed of gamma and delta chains. This sets them apart from the classical and much better known CD4(+) helper T cells and CD8(+) cytotoxic T cells that are defined by alpha-beta TCRs...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284697/mir-27a-controls-triacylglycerol-synthesis-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-by-targeting-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma
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K Q Tang, Y N Wang, L S Zan, W C Yang
Growing evidence has revealed that microRNA are central elements in milk fat synthesis in mammary epithelial cells. A negative regulator of adipocyte fat synthesis, miR-27a has been reported to be involved in the regulation of milk fat synthesis in goat mammary epithelial cells; however, the regulatory role of miR-27a in bovine milk fat synthesis remains unclear. In the present study, primary bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMEC) were harvested from mid-lactation cows and cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium/F-12 medium with 10% fetal bovine serum, 5 μg/mL of insulin, 1 μg/mL of hydrocortisone, 2 μg/mL of prolactin, 1 μg/mL of progesterone, 100 U/mL of penicillin, and 100 μg/mL of streptomycin...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273500/anti-inflammatory-role-of-leptin-in-glial-cells-through-p38-mapk-pathway-inhibition
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Iván Patraca, Nohora Martínez, Oriol Busquets, Aleix Martí, Ignacio Pedrós, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Miguel Marin, Miren Ettcheto, Francesc Sureda, Carme Auladell, Antoni Camins, Jaume Folch
BACKGROUND: In the present work, we studied the modulatory effect of Leptin (Lep) against pro-inflammatory cytokines, tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα), interleukin 1-beta (IL1β) and interferon-gamma (IFNγ), in primary glial cell cultures. METHODS: Glial cultures were treated with pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNFα, 20ng/ml; IL1β, 20ng/ml; IFNγ 20ng/ml). Cells were pre-treated with Lep 500nM, 1h prior to cytokine treatment. NO released from glial cells was determined using the Griess reaction...
December 9, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267044/mutations-in-interleukin-10-receptor-and-clinical-phenotypes-in-patients-with-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-chinese-veo-ibd-collaboration-group-survey
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Zhiheng Huang, Kaiyue Peng, Xiaoqin Li, Ruiqin Zhao, Jieyu You, Xiuyong Cheng, Zhaoxia Wang, Ying Wang, Bingbing Wu, Huijun Wang, Huasong Zeng, Zhuowen Yu, Cuifang Zheng, Yuesheng Wang, Ying Huang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-10 (IL10) signaling plays an important role in the pathogenesis of very early onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) in children. However, little is known about the role of the IL10 axis in children with VEO-IBD in China. METHODS: The Chinese VEO-IBD Collaboration Group was created to collect clinical and genetic data from patients deficient in IL10 and the IL10 receptor. High-throughput sequencing was performed to identify mutations in these genes...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240322/influence-of-extracellular-zinc-on-m1-microglial-activation
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Youichirou Higashi, Takaaki Aratake, Shogo Shimizu, Takahiro Shimizu, Kumiko Nakamura, Masayuki Tsuda, Toshio Yawata, Tetuya Ueba, Motoaki Saito
Extracellular zinc, which is released from hippocampal neurons in response to brain ischaemia, triggers morphological changes in microglia. Under ischaemic conditions, microglia exhibit two opposite activation states (M1 and M2 activation), which may be further regulated by the microenvironment. We examined the role of extracellular zinc on M1 activation of microglia. Pre-treatment of microglia with 30-60 μM ZnCl2 resulted in dose-dependent increases in interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) secretion when M1 activation was induced by lipopolysaccharide administration...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239032/effects-of-heat-treatment-on-conformation-and-cell-growth-activity-of-alpha-lactalbumin-and-beta-lactoglobulin-from-market-milk
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Mizuho Inagaki, Shuji Kawai, X Ijier, Mayuko Fukuoka, Tomio Yabe, Satoshi Iwamoto, Yoshihiro Kanamaru
Heat processes, low temperature for long time (LTLT) pasteurization and ultra-heat treatment (UHT) sterilization, are essential for commercial market milk to improve the shelf life of raw milk and ensure microbial safety. We evaluated the effects of heat experience on the molecular properties of α-lactalbumin (α-LA) and β-lactoglobulin (β-LG) isolated from four types of market milk such as LTLT-A (66°C for 30 min), LTLT-B (65°C for 30 min), UHT-I (130°C for 2 s, indirect heating) and UHT-D (135°C for 2 s, direct heating) samples...
2017: Biomedical Research
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