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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777751/evaluating-the-susceptibility-of-ago2-loaded-micrornas-to-degradation-by-nucleases-in-vitro
#1
Reyad Elbarbary, Lynne E Maquat
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) comprise a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate the stability and/or translatability of most protein-coding transcripts. Steady-state levels of mature miRNAs can be controlled through mechanisms that influence their biogenesis and/or decay rates. Pathways that mediate mature miRNA decay are less well understood than those that mediate miRNA biogenesis. We recently described Tudor-staphylococcal/micrococcal-like nuclease (TSN)-mediated miRNA decay (TumiD) as a cellular pathway that promotes the sequence-specific endonucleolytic decay of miRNAs that harbor a CA and/or UA dinucleotide...
May 16, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777623/complement-factor-h-as-a-potential-atherogenic-marker-in-chronic-chagas-disease
#2
Kárita Cláudia Freitas Lidani, Thaisa Lucas Sandri, Fabiana Antunes Andrade, Lorena Bavia, Renato Nisihara, Iara J Messias Reason
AIMS: We aimed to investigate the association between plasma levels of complement Factor H (FH) with cardiac involvement, inflammatory and cardiometabolic parameters in patients with chronic Chagas disease (CD). METHODS: FH plasmatic levels were determined in 80 chronic CD patients. Glycemic index, lipidogram (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol HDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol LDL-C, triglycerides and total cholesterol), and Ultrasensitive C-Reactive Protein (uCRP) values were obtained from medical records...
May 19, 2018: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775757/molecular-characterization-of-physis-tissue-by-rna-sequencing
#3
Christopher R Paradise, Catalina Galeano-Garces, Daniela Galeano-Garces, Amel Dudakovic, Todd A Milbrandt, Daniel B F Saris, Aaron J Krych, Marcel Karperien, Gabriel B Ferguson, Denis Evseenko, Scott M Riester, Andre J van Wijnen, A Noelle Larson
The physis is a well-established and anatomically distinct cartilaginous structure that is crucial for normal long-bone development and growth. Abnormalities in physis function are linked to growth plate disorders and other pediatric musculoskeletal diseases. Understanding the molecular pathways operative in the physis may permit development of regenerative therapies to complement surgically-based procedures that are the current standard of care for growth plate disorders. Here, we performed next generation RNA sequencing on mRNA isolated from human physis and other skeletal tissues (e...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769410/human-anti-thrombospondin-type-1-domain-containing-7a-antibodies-induce-membranous-nephropathy-through-activation-of-lectin-complement-pathway
#4
Zheng Wang, Lu Wen, Yanna Dou, Zhanzheng Zhao
To investigate whether the human anti-thrombospondin type 1 domain-containing 7A (THSD7A) antibody-induced membranous nephropathy is mediated by activating lectin complement pathway. Automatic biochemical apparatus was used to assess renal function of mice. The serum levels of anti-THSD7A antibodies and complement were tested by using Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The expression level of THSD7A and Mannose-Binding Lectin (MBL) in clinical tissue, and the histological features of MN in mice were examined by immunochemical methods...
May 16, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768491/plasmodium-falciparum-dipeptidyl-aminopeptidase-3-activity-is-important-for-efficient-erythrocyte-invasion-by-the-malaria-parasite
#5
Christine Lehmann, Michele Ser Ying Tan, Laura E de Vries, Ilaria Russo, Mateo Isidrio Sanchez, Daniel E Goldberg, Edgar Deu
Parasite egress from infected erythrocytes and invasion of new red blood cells are essential processes for the exponential asexual replication of the malaria parasite. These two tightly coordinated events take place in less than a minute and are in part regulated and mediated by proteases. Dipeptidyl aminopeptidases (DPAPs) are papain-fold cysteine proteases that cleave dipeptides from the N-terminus of protein substrates. DPAP3 was previously suggested to play an essential role in parasite egress. However, little is known about its enzymatic activity, intracellular localization, or biological function...
May 16, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768183/ndrg1-disruption-alleviates-cisplatin-sodium-glycididazole-induced-dna-damage-response-and-apoptosis-in-ercc1-defective-lung-cancer-cells
#6
Lang He, Kang Liu, Xiaoshan Wang, Hong Chen, Jin Zhou, Xun Wu, Tao Liu, Yongxue Yang, Xuemei Yang, Dandan Cui, Guiqin Song, Jianguo Lei, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: Resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy becomes a major obstacle in lung cancer treatment. Compensatory activation of nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway is the major mechanism accounting for cisplatin-resistance. We aimed at identifying additional regulators in NER-mediated chemoresistance in a hypoxic setting induced by sodium glycididazole (CMNa)-sensitized cisplatin chemotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We performed an RNA-sequencing (RNA-Seq) analysis to identify the genes whose expression had been differentially regulated in NER-deficient cells that had been treated by cisplatin/CMNa...
May 13, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768048/hypoxic-stress-up-regulates-kir2-1-expression-by-a-pathway-including-hypoxic-inducible-factor-1-and-dynamin2-in-brain-capillary-endothelial-cells
#7
Hideto Yamamura, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Hisao Yamamura, Kiyofumi Asai, Wayne Giles, Yuji Imaizumi
Brain capillary endothelial cells (BCECs) play a central role in maintenance of blood-brain barrier (BBB) function and therefore are essential for central nervous system homeostasis and integrity. Although brain ischemia damages BCECs and causes disruption of BBB, the related influence of hypoxia on BCECs is not well understood. Hypoxic stress can up-regulate functional expression of specific K+ currents in endothelial cells, e.g., Kir2.1 channels without any alterations in the mRNA level, in t-BBEC117, a cell line derived from bovine BCECs...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766256/monogenic-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-insights-in-pathophysiology
#8
REVIEW
Ezgi Deniz Batu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease with different genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors contributing to the pathogenesis. Monogenic SLE could help us understand the main phases of immune dysregulation in SLE. The aim of this review is to summarize the current knowledge on monogenic SLE with the implications of the respective genes on disease pathogenesis. A comprehensive literature search on monogenic SLE was conducted utilizing the Cochrane Library and MEDLINE/PubMed databases...
May 15, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766243/a-proteomic-analysis-of-ferulic-acid-metabolism-in-amycolatopsis-sp-atcc-39116
#9
Florian Meyer, Julius Netzer, Christina Meinert, Birgit Voigt, Katharina Riedel, Alexander Steinbüchel
The pseudonocardiate Amycolatopsis sp. ATCC 39116 is used for the biotechnical production of natural vanillin from ferulic acid. Our laboratory has performed genetic modifications of this strain previously, but there are still many gaps in our knowledge regarding its vanillin tolerance and the general metabolism. We performed cultivations with this bacterium and compared the proteomes of stationary phase cells before ferulic acid feeding with those during ferulic acid feeding. Thereby, we identified 143 differently expressed proteins...
May 16, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764944/recon-dependent-inflammation-in-hepatocytes-enhances-listeria-monocytogenes-cell-to-cell-spread
#10
Adelle P McFarland, Thomas P Burke, Alexie A Carletti, Rochelle C Glover, Hannah Tabakh, Matthew D Welch, Joshua J Woodward
The oxidoreductase RECON is a high-affinity cytosolic sensor of bacterium-derived cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs). CDN binding inhibits RECON's enzymatic activity and subsequently promotes inflammation. In this study, we sought to characterize the effects of RECON on the infection cycle of the intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes , which secretes cyclic di-AMP (c-di-AMP) into the cytosol of infected host cells. Here, we report that during infection of RECON-deficient hepatocytes, which exhibit hyperinflammatory responses, L...
May 15, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763833/%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-signalling-bias-in-asthma-and-copd-and-the-potential-impact-on-the-comorbidities-associated-with-these-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Maria Gabriella Matera, Clive Page, Barbara Rinaldi
Inhaled selective β2-agonists are the most widely used treatment for obstructive airway diseases. The classical mechanism of action of these drugs is considered as their ability to activate β2-adrenergic receptors (β2-AR) on airway smooth muscle leading to G-protein activation and subsequent generation of c-AMP causing bronchodilation. However, there is now growing evidence to suggest that binding of β2-agonists to β2-AR is pleotropically coupled to many intracellular pathways whereby depending on the state of the β2-AR when activated, a subset of different intracellular responses can be triggered...
May 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760716/metabolomic-fingerprints-of-individual-algal-cells-using-the-single-probe-mass-spectrometry-technique
#12
Mei Sun, Zhibo Yang, Boris Wawrik
Traditional approaches for the assessment of physiological responses of microbes in the environment rely on bulk filtration techniques that obscure differences among populations as well as among individual cells. Here, were report on the development on a novel micro-scale sampling device, referred to as the "Single-probe," which allows direct extraction of metabolites from living, individual phytoplankton cells for mass spectrometry (MS) analysis. The Single-probe is composed of dual-bore quartz tubing which is pulled using a laser pipette puller and fused to a silica capillary and a nano-ESI...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759145/thymoquinone-increases-the-expression-of-neuroprotective-proteins-while-decreasing-the-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-the-gene-expression-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-signaling-targets-in-lps-ifn%C3%AE-activated-bv-2-microglia-cells
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Makini K Cobourne-Duval, Equar Taka, Patricia Mendonca, Karam F A Soliman
Neuroinflammation and microglial activation are pathological markers of a number of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Chronic activation of microglia induces the release of excessive amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-inflammatory cytokines. Additionally, chronic microglial activation has been implicated in several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been identified as one of the major active components of the natural product Nigella sativa seed oil...
July 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759078/transcriptome-analysis-of-alcohol-treated-microglia-reveals-downregulation-of-beta-amyloid-phagocytosis
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Sergey Kalinin, Marta González-Prieto, Hannah Scheiblich, Lucia Lisi, Handojo Kusumo, Michael T Heneka, Jose L M Madrigal, Subhash C Pandey, Douglas L Feinstein
BACKGROUND: Microglial activation contributes to the neuropathology associated with chronic alcohol exposure and withdrawal, including the expression of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory genes. In the current study, we examined the transcriptome of primary rat microglial cells following incubation with alcohol alone, or alcohol together with a robust inflammatory stimulus. METHODS: Primary microglia were prepared from mixed rat glial cultures. Cells were incubated with 75 mM ethanol alone or with proinflammatory cytokines ("TII": IL1β, IFNγ, and TNFα)...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752310/extracellular-histones-inhibit-complement-activation-through-interacting-with-complement-component-4
#15
Yasir Qaddoori, Simon T Abrams, Paul Mould, Yasir Alhamdi, Stephen E Christmas, Guozheng Wang, Cheng-Hock Toh
Complement activation leads to membrane attack complex formation, which can lyse not only pathogens but also host cells. Histones can be released from the lysed or damaged cells and serve as a major type of damage-associated molecular pattern, but their effects on the complement system are not clear. In this study, we pulled down two major proteins from human serum using histone-conjugated beads: one was C-reactive protein and the other was C4, as identified by mass spectrometry. In surface plasmon resonance analysis, histone H3 and H4 showed stronger binding to C4 than other histones, with KD around 1 nM...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750504/c1q-mediated-complement-activation-and-c3-opsonization-trigger-recognition-of-stealth-poly-2-methyl-2-oxazoline-coated-silica-nanoparticles-by-human-phagocytes
#16
Regina Tavano, Luca Gabrielli, Elisa Lubian, Chiara Fedeli, Silvia Visentin, Patrizia Polverino de Laureto, Giorgio Arrigoni, Alessandra Geffner-Smith, Fangfang Chen, Dmitri Simberg, Giulia Morgese, Edmondo Maria Benetti, Linping Wu, Seyed Moein Moghimi, Fabrizio Mancin, Emanuele Papini
Poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) (PMOXA) is an alternative promising polymer to poly(ethylene glycol), (PEG), for design and engineering of macrophage-evading nanoparticles (NPs). Although PMOXA engineered NPs have shown comparable pharmacokinetics, and in vivo performance to PEGylated stealth NPs in the murine model, its interaction with elements of the human innate immune system has not been studied. From a translational angle, we studied the interaction of fully characterized PMOXA-coated vinyl-triethoxysilane-derived organically modified silica NPs (PMOXA-coated NPs) of approximately 100 nm in diameter with human complement system, blood leukocytes and macrophages, and compared their performance with PEGylated and uncoated NP counterparts...
May 11, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748881/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ivy-leaves-dry-extract-influence-on-transcriptional-activity-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#17
Janka Schulte-Michels, Christina Keksel, Hanns Häberlein, Sebastian Franken
EA 575® is an ivy leaves dry extract (DER 5-7.5:1, 30% ethanol) used against diseases of the lower respiratory tract associated with productive cough. EA 575® improves symptoms associated with chronic inflammatory bronchial conditions. Compared to its bronchospasmolytic and secretolytic properties, the anti-inflammatory effects of EA 575® are mostly untried. Therefore, we addressed the question of whether the anti-inflammatory effect of EA 575® is due to an impact on the NFκB pathway. NFκB nuclear translocation was visualized by immunofluorescence in J774...
May 11, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747151/role-of-pon1-sod2-ogg1-xrcc1-and-xrcc4-polymorphisms-on-modulation-of-dna-damage-in-workers-occupationally-exposed-to-pesticides
#18
Vivian F Silva Kahl, Fernanda Rabaioli da Silva, Jodel da Silva Alves, Gabrieli Flesch da Silva, Juliana Picinini, Varinderpal Singh Dhillon, Michael Fenech, Melissa Rosa de Souza, Johnny F Dias, Claudia Telles de Souza, Mirian Salvador, Cátia Dos Santos Branco, Flávia Valadão Thiesen, Daniel Simon, Juliana da Silva
Tobacco farming has been proving to induce poor health outcomes in agricultural workers, genomic instability being the triggering one. This study evaluated influence of PON1 (paraoxonase 1), SOD2 (superoxide dismutase), OGG1 (8-oxoguanine glycosylase), XRCC1 (X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 1), and XRCC4 (X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 4) genes polymorphisms on DNA damage in 121 subjects occupationally exposed to pesticides mixtures and nicotine at tobacco fields and 121 non-exposed individuals...
May 7, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744881/spatiotemporal-distribution-of-glia-in-and-around-the-developing-mouse-optic-tract
#19
Melissa A Lee, Austen A Sitko, Sania Khalid, Carol A Mason
In the developing mouse optic tract, retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon position is organized by topography and laterality (i.e., eye-specific or ipsi- and contralateral segregation). Our lab previously showed that ipsilaterally-projecting RGCs are segregated to the lateral aspect of the developing optic tract and found that ipsilateral axons self-fasciculate to a greater extent than contralaterally-projecting RGC axons in vitro. However, the full complement of axon-intrinsic and -extrinsic factors mediating eye-specific segregation in the tract remain poorly understood...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743514/transcriptomic-integration-of-d-4-r-and-mor-signaling-in-the-rat-caudate-putamen
#20
Alejandra Valderrama-Carvajal, Haritz Irizar, Belén Gago, Haritz Jiménez-Urbieta, Kjell Fuxe, María C Rodríguez-Oroz, David Otaegui, Alicia Rivera
Morphine binding to opioid receptors, mainly to μ opioid receptor (MOR), induces alterations in intracellular pathways essential to the initial development of addiction. The activation of the dopamine D4 receptor (D4 R), which is expressed in the caudate putamen (CPu), mainly counteracts morphine-induced alterations in several molecular networks. These involve transcription factors, adaptive changes of MOR signaling, activation of the nigrostriatal dopamine pathway and behavioural effects, underlining functional D4 R/MOR interactions...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
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