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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896859/paraneoplastic-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-case-report-and-literature-review
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E Bar-Ilan, A Gat, E Sprecher, T Zeeli
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP; MIM 173200) is an uncommon papulosquamous inflammatory dermatosis. Only a few cases of PRP associated with an underlying malignancy have been documented. We investigated a 59-year-old patient presenting with a fulminant form of PRP recalcitrant to systemic retinoid therapy, in whom the skin disease heralded a diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. We searched the MEDLINE database to find articles reporting on similar associations of PRP with malignancies. We identified 10 studies linking PRP and malignancies, but an association between PRP and cholangiocarcinoma has not yet been reported...
November 29, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889058/mutations-in-reep6-cause-autosomal-recessive-retinitis-pigmentosa
#2
Gavin Arno, Smriti A Agrawal, Aiden Eblimit, James Bellingham, Mingchu Xu, Feng Wang, Christina Chakarova, David A Parfitt, Amelia Lane, Thomas Burgoyne, Sarah Hull, Keren J Carss, Alessia Fiorentino, Matthew J Hayes, Peter M Munro, Ralph Nicols, Nikolas Pontikos, Graham E Holder, Chinwe Asomugha, F Lucy Raymond, Anthony T Moore, Vincent Plagnol, Michel Michaelides, Alison J Hardcastle, Yumei Li, Catherine Cukras, Andrew R Webster, Michael E Cheetham, Rui Chen
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the most frequent form of inherited retinal dystrophy. RP is genetically heterogeneous and the genes identified to date encode proteins involved in a wide range of functional pathways, including photoreceptor development, phototransduction, the retinoid cycle, cilia, and outer segment development. Here we report the identification of biallelic mutations in Receptor Expression Enhancer Protein 6 (REEP6) in seven individuals with autosomal-recessive RP from five unrelated families...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853434/expression-of-steroid-receptors-in-ameloblasts-during-amelogenesis-in-rat-incisors
#3
Sophia Houari, Sophia Loiodice, Katia Jedeon, Ariane Berdal, Sylvie Babajko
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) play a part in the modern burst of diseases and interfere with the steroid hormone axis. Bisphenol A (BPA), one of the most active and widely used EDCs, affects ameloblast functions, leading to an enamel hypomineralization pattern similar to that of Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH). In order to explore the molecular pathways stimulated by BPA during amelogenesis, we thoroughly investigated the receptors known to directly or indirectly mediate the effects of BPA. The expression patterns of high affinity BPA receptors (ERRγ, GPR30), of ketosteroid receptors (ERs, AR, PGR, GR, MR), of the retinoid receptor RXRα, and PPARγ were established using RT-qPCR analysis of RNAs extracted from microdissected enamel organ of adult rats...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852823/phosphorylation-of-human-retinoid-x-receptor-%C3%AE-at-serine-260-impairs-its-subcellular-localization-receptor-interaction-nuclear-mobility-and-1%C3%AE-25dihydroxyvitamin-d3-dependent-dna-binding-in-ras-transformed-keratinocytes
#4
Sylvester Jusu, John F Presley, Richard Kremer
Human retinoid X receptor alpha (hRXRα) plays a critical role in DNA binding and transcriptional activity through heterodimeric association with several members of the nuclear receptor superfamily including the human vitamin D receptor (hVDR). We previously showed that hRXRα phosphorylation at serine 260 through the Ras-Raf-Mitogen activated protein kinase extra-cellular signal regulated kinases 1 and 2 (MAP kinase ERK1/2) activation is responsible for resistance to the growth inhibitory effects of 1α, 25dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3), the biologically active metabolite of vitamin D3 To further investigate the mechanism of this resistance we studied intranuclear dynamics of hVDR and hRXRα tagged constructs in living cells together with endogenous and tagged protein in fixed cells...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832522/combined-treatments-with-a-retinoid-receptor-agonist-and-epigenetic-modulators-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
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Viviane Rösner Almeida, Igor Araujo Vieira, Marienela Buendia, André Tesainer Brunetto, Lauro J Gregianin, Algemir Lunardi Brunetto, Fábio Klamt, Caroline Brunetto de Farias, Ana Lucia Abujamra, Patrícia Luciana da Costa Lopez, Rafael Roesler
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid childhood tumor accounting for around 15% of pediatric cancer deaths and most probably originates from a failure in the development of embryonic neural crest cells. Retinoids can inhibit the proliferation and stimulate differentiation of NB cells. In addition, epigenetic events involving changes in chromatin structure and DNA methylation can mediate the effects of retinoids; hence, the scope of this study is to investigate the use of retinoids and epigenetic drugs in NB cell lines...
November 10, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830506/vitamin-a-as-pkc-co-factor-and-regulator-of-mitochondrial-energetics
#6
Ulrich Hammerling
For the past century, vitamin A has been considered to serve as a precursor for retinoids that facilitate vision or as a precursor for retinoic acid (RA), a signaling molecule that modulates gene expression. However, vitamin A circulates in plasma at levels that far exceed the amount needed for vision or the synthesis of nanomolar levels of RA, and this suggests that vitamin A alcohol (i.e. retinol) may possess additional biological activity. We have pursued this question for the last 20 years, and in this chapter, we unfold the story of our quest and the data that support a novel and distinct role for vitamin A (alcohol) action...
2016: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829536/anticancer-activity-of-all-trans-retinoic-acid-loaded-liposomes-on-human-thyroid-carcinoma-cells
#7
Maria Chiara Cristiano, Donato Cosco, Christian Celia, Andra Tudose, Rosario Mare, Donatella Paolino, Massimo Fresta
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is an anti-tumor compound, exerting different anti-cancer effects on different types of cancer cells. Unfortunately, retinoids are also characterized by certain side effects following systemic administration, such as the burning of skin and general malaise. The highly variable degree of bioavailability of ATRA plus its tendency to induce its own destruction through metabolic degradation following oral treatment necessitate the development of alternative formulations. The aim of this work is to evaluate the physico-chemical properties of unilamellar, ATRA-containing liposomes and to investigate the cytotoxic activity of this potential nanomedicine on human thyroid carcinoma cells...
November 4, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825849/nuclear-receptor-retinoid-related-orphan-receptor-%C3%AE-deficiency-exacerbates-high-fat-diet-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-despite-improving-metabolic-abnormality
#8
Yi-Chao Zhao, Long-Wei Xu, Song Ding, Qing-Qi Ji, Nan Lin, Qing He, Ling-Chen Gao, Yuan-Yuan Su, Jun Pu, Ben He
Retinoid-related orphan receptor α (RORα), a member of the metabolic nuclear receptor superfamily, plays a vital regulatory role in circadian rhythm and metabolism. Here, we investigated the role of RORα in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced cardiac impairments and the underlying mechanisms involved. RORα-deficient stagger mice (sg/sg) and wild type (WT) littermates were fed with either standard diet or HFD. At 20weeks after HFD treatment, RORα deficiency resulted in significantly decreased body weight gain, improved dyslipidemia and ameliorated insulin resistance (evaluated by blood biochemical and glucose/insulin tolerance tests) compared with WT control...
November 5, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775549/hedgehog-and-retinoid-signaling-alters-multiple-myeloma-microenvironment-and-generates-bortezomib-resistance
#9
Salvador Alonso, Daniela Hernandez, Yu-Ting Chang, Christian D Gocke, Megan McCray, Ravi Varadhan, William H Matsui, Richard J Jones, Gabriel Ghiaur
Interactions between multiple myeloma (MM) cells and the BM microenvironment play a critical role in bortezomib (BTZ) resistance. However, the mechanisms involved in these interactions are not completely understood. We previously showed that expression of CYP26 in BM stromal cells maintains a retinoic acid-low (RA-low) microenvironment that prevents the differentiation of normal and malignant hematopoietic cells. Since a low secretory B cell phenotype is associated with BTZ resistance in MM and retinoid signaling promotes plasma cell differentiation and Ig production, we investigated whether stromal expression of the cytochrome P450 monooxygenase CYP26 modulates BTZ sensitivity in the BM niche...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769911/calcium-induced-apoptosis-of-developing-cerebellar-granule-neurons-depends-causally-on-ngfi-b
#10
Lars Peter Engeset Austdal, Gro H Mathisen, Else Marit Løberg, Ragnhild E Paulsen
Immediate early gene nerve growth factor-induced clone B (NGFI-B), a nuclear receptor important for differentiation and apoptosis, is expressed in mice and rat cerebellum from an early stage of postnatal development. Following apoptotic stimuli NGFI-B translocates to mitochondria to initiate cell death processes. Controlled cell death is critical for correct cerebellar development. Immunohistochemical analysis of NGFI-B in sections of mice cerebella showed NGFI-B to be expressed in granule neurons in vivo at a time (P8-11) when apoptosis is known to occur...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756109/separate-development-of-the-maxilla-and-mandible-is-controlled-by-regional-signaling-of-the-maxillomandibular-junction-during-avian-development
#11
Hye-Jin Tak, Tae-Jin Park, Zhenngu Piao, Sang-Hwy Lee
BACKGROUND: Syngnathia is a congenital craniofacial disorder characterized by bony or soft tissue fusion of upper and lower jaws. Previous studies suggested some causative signals, such as Foxc1 or Bmp4, cause the disruption of maxillomandibular identity, but their location and the interactive signals involved remain unexplored. We wanted to examine the embryonic origin of syngnathia based on the assumption that it may be located at the separation between the maxillary and mandibular processes...
October 18, 2016: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751853/retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE-enhanced-the-anti-cancer-stem-cells-effect-of-%C3%AE-carotene-by-down-regulating-expression-of-delta-like-1-homologue-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#12
Yoo-Sun Kim, Eunju Kim, Yoon Jung Park, Yuri Kim
Neuroblastoma (NB) is childhood malignancy that retains characteristics of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Targeting the CSCs is one of the therapeutic strategies proposed to achieve complete remission of NB. β-carotene (BC), an active precursor of retinoids, is a well-known antioxidant reported to possess anti-CSCs effects. Here, we investigated the involvement of retinoic acid receptors (RARs) in the anti-CSCs effects of BC. Treatment with BC or retinoic acid (RA) upregulated RARβ mRNA expression in two NB cell lines...
October 14, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744729/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-prevents-triptolide-induced-hepatic-injury-by-restoring-the-th17-treg-balance-in-mice
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Shu-Jing Yu, Rong Jiang, Ying Z Mazzu, Cai-Bing Wei, Zong-Liang Sun, Yu-Zhen Zhang, Lian-Di Zhou, Qi-Hui Zhang
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is the most common cause of acute liver failure. Disruption of the Th17/Treg balance can lead to hepatic inflammation, which causes the main symptoms of DILI. Here we investigate the protective mechanisms of (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on triptolide (TP)-induced DILI that shows the Th17/Treg imbalance. Pretreatment with EGCG (5[Formula: see text]mg/kg) for 10 days before TP (0.5[Formula: see text]mg/kg) administration in mice significantly reduced the increased alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level ([Formula: see text]) induced by TP treatment...
2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721113/a-vitamin-d-pathway-gene-gene-interaction-affects-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels
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Nathália Grave, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Janaína da Silveira, Diego Luiz Rovaris, Simone Morelo Dal Bosco, Verônica Contini, Júlia Pasqualini Genro
Much evidence suggests an association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases such as obesity and dyslipidemia. Although genetic factors play an important role in the etiology of these diseases, only a few studies have investigated the relationship between vitamin D-related genes and anthropometric and lipid profiles. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of three vitamin D-related genes with anthropometric and lipid parameters in 542 adult individuals. We analyzed the rs2228570 polymorphism in the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR), rs2134095 in the retinoid X receptor gamma gene (RXRG) and rs7041 in the vitamin D-binding protein gene (GC)...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698192/treg-th17-cell-imbalance-and-il-6-profile-in-patients-with-unexplained-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion
#15
Liqiong Zhu, Hui Chen, Meilan Liu, Yu Yuan, Zhaohua Wang, Ying Chen, Jing Wei, Fang Su, Jianping Zhang
Regulatory T cells (Treg) and T helper 17 cells (Th17) are 2 distinct subsets of CD4(+) T cells, which are mutually antagonistic in the immune response. Recently, dysregulation of these 2 cell subsets have been described in the pathogenesis of unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the Treg/Th17 balance was perturbed in URSA patients and to explore contributing factors. We found that the proportion of Treg cells and expression of forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) messenger RNA (mRNA) were significantly lower in URSA patients than in healthy controls...
October 2, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665299/primary-and-secondary-chemoprevention-of-malignant-melanoma
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Jessica Mounessa, Talayesa Buntinx-Krieg, Rosie Qin, Cory A Dunnick, Robert P Dellavalle
The incidence of malignant melanoma (MM) continues to rise in the United States. While sun protection and full body skin examinations remain the mainstay of preventative care, chemoprevention of the deadly disease has become an increasingly popular field of study. In this focused review, we discuss current findings and analyze the risks and benefits of various agents investigated for the primary and secondary chemoprevention of MM. Such agents include topical retinoids, vitamins, and supplements, Polypodium leucotomas extracts, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), statins, sunscreens, and field therapy with topical imiquimod for primary and secondary chemoprevention...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652379/mavs-is-not-a-likely-susceptibility-locus-for-addison-s-disease-and-type-1-diabetes
#17
Magdalena Zurawek, Marta Fichna, Marta Kazimierska, Piotr Fichna, Agnieszka Dzikiewicz-Krawczyk, Grzegorz Przybylski, Marek Ruchala, Jerzy Nowak
Mitochondrial antiviral signaling (MAVS) protein is an intracellular adaptor molecule, downstream of viral sensors, retinoid acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLRs). Impaired antiviral cell signaling might contribute to autoimmunity. Studies have recently shown variations in genes encoding RLRs as risk factors for autoimmune diseases. We investigated whether MAVS coding polymorphisms are associated with Addison's disease (AD) and type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Polish population. We genotyped 140 AD, 532 T1D patients and 600 healthy controls for MAVS rs17857295, rs7262903, rs45437096 and rs7269320...
September 20, 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640745/matrine-ameliorates-adriamycin-induced-nephropathy-in-rats-by-enhancing-renal-function-and-modulating-th17-treg-balance
#18
Yixiao Xu, Hongzhou Lin, Wenjie Zheng, Xiaohua Ye, Lingfang Yu, Jieqiu Zhuang, Qing Yang, Dexuan Wang
Matrine (MAT) is an active alkaloid extracted from Radix Sophora flavescens. The present study was to investigate whether MAT could effectively treat Adriamycin-induced nephropathy (AIN). AIN was induced in rats using a single injection of Adriamycin (ADR). Renal interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-10, IL-17 and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) levels, and the expression of forkhead box protein 3 (Foxp3) and retinoid-related orphan nuclear receptor γt (Rorγt) was measured. AIN rats developed severe albuminuria, hypoalbuminaemia, hyperlipidaemia and podocyte injury...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559505/huriez-syndrome-with-superadded-dermatophyte-infection
#19
Trupti Surana, Bela Padhiar, Umesh Karia, Purna Pandya
Palmoplantarkeratodermas (PPKs) are a heterogeneous group of hereditary and acquired disorders with underlying gene defects, and characterized by hyperkeratosis of palms and soles with or without other ectodermal and systemic abnormalities. Huriez syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant transgradient type of PPK with high frequency of squamous cell carcinoma in the affected skin. We hereby describe a case of a very rare autosomal dominant PPK in a 40-year-old male patient presenting since birth with PPK extending onto the dorsal aspects of hands and feet with peeling of the skin...
July 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549229/retinoic-acid-pretreated-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-combination-with-triiodothyronine-improve-expression-of-neurotrophic-factors-in-the-subventricular-zone-of-the-rat-ischemic-brain-injury
#20
Fatemeh Sabbaghziarani, Keywan Mortezaee, Mohammad Akbari, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani, Mansooreh Soleimani, Ashraf Moini, Nahid Ataeinejad, Adib Zendedel, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh
Stroke is the consequence of limited blood flow to the brain with no established treatment to reduce the neurological deficits. Focusing on therapeutic protocols in targeting subventricular zone (SVZ) neurogenesis has been investigated recently. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of retinoic acid (RA)-pretreated Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells (WJ-MSCs) in combination with triiodothyronine (T3) in the ischemia stroke model. Male Wistar rats were used to induce focal cerebral ischemia by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
August 22, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
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