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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102440/thyroid-hormones-retinol-and-clinical-parameters-in-relation-to-mercury-and-organohalogen-contaminants-in-great-blue-heron-ardea-herodias-nestlings-from-the-st-lawrence-river-qu%C3%A3-bec-canada
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Louise Champoux, Monique Boily, Guy Fitzgerald
The exposure and effects of persistent environmental contaminants were investigated in great blue heron (Ardea herodias) nestlings sampled in 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2007 in freshwater and estuarine heronries along the St. Lawrence River, Québec (Canada). Biomarkers (retinoids, thyroid hormones, and clinical parameters) and contaminants (organochlorine contaminants, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated flame retardants (BFRs), and mercury (Hg)) were analyzed in blood, and Hg was analyzed in feathers (generally 9 nestlings per colony and 4 colonies per year)...
January 19, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088372/nanoformulation-of-dual-bexarotene-tailed-phospholipid-conjugate-with-high-drug-loading
#2
Ruiyu He, Yawei Du, Longbing Ling, Muhammad Ismail, Yongpeng Hou, Chen Yao, Xinsong Li
Bexarotene (Bex), a synthetic retinoid X receptor-selective activator, has been proved to be an efficacious chemotherapeutic agent. But, its clinical application is limited due to the poor solubility. In this report, dual bexarotene-tailed phospholipid (DBTP) conjugate based nanovesicles were prepared in order to develop new nanoformulation. DBTP conjugate was first synthesized by conjugating two Bex molecules with glycerophosphorylcholine (GPC) through facial esterification. The amphiphilic DBTP nanovesicles were prepared without any additive by reverse-phase evaporation method...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087752/deficient-retinoid-driven-angiogenesis-may-contribute-to-failure-of-adult-human-lung-regeneration-in-emphysema
#3
John-Poul Ng-Blichfeldt, Joana Alçada, M Angeles Montero, Charlotte H Dean, Uta Griesenbach, Mark J Griffiths, Matthew Hind
BACKGROUND: Molecular pathways that regulate alveolar development and adult repair represent potential therapeutic targets for emphysema. Signalling via retinoic acid (RA), derived from vitamin A, is required for mammalian alveologenesis, and exogenous RA can induce alveolar regeneration in rodents. Little is known about RA signalling in the human lung and its potential role in lung disease. OBJECTIVES: To examine regulation of human alveolar epithelial and endothelial repair by RA, and characterise RA signalling in human emphysema...
January 13, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054069/challenge-and-perspective-the-relevance-of-ultraviolet-uv-radiation-and-the-vitamin-d-endocrine-system-vdes-for-psoriasis-and-other-inflammatory-skin-diseases
#4
Jörg Reichrath, Roman Saternus, Thomas Vogt
During evolution, the ability of many organisms to synthesize vitamin D photochemically represented, and still represents, a major driving factor for the development of life on earth. In humans because not more than 10-20% of the requirement of vitamin D can be satisfied by the diet (under most living conditions in the US and Europe), the remaining 80-90% need to be photochemically synthesized in the skin through the action of solar or artificial ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation. The skin is a key organ of the human body's vitamin D endocrine system (VDES), representing both the site of vitamin D synthesis and a target tissue for biologically active vitamin D metabolites...
January 5, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041994/a-dominant-mutation-in-rpe65-d477g-delays-dark-adaptation-and-disturbs-the-visual-cycle-in-the-mutant-knock-in-mice
#5
Younghwa Shin, Gennadiy Moiseyev, Dibyendu Chakraborty, Jian-Xing Ma
RPE65 is an indispensable component of the retinoid visual cycle in vertebrates, through which the visual chromophore 11-cis-retinal (11-cis-RAL) is generated to maintain normal vision. Various blinding conditions in humans, such as Leber congenital amaurosis and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), are attributed to either homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in RPE65. Herein, we investigated D477G missense mutation, an unprecedented dominant-acting mutation of RPE65 identified in patients with autosomal dominant RP...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024481/-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-leukemia-cells
#6
Xiao-Huan Ma, Xin Xu, Chang-Yong Zou, Yao Zhao, Zhan-Ju Wang, Hai-Ying Wang, Yu-Fen Wang, Zhen-Bo Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells(HUC-MSC) on the proliferation and differentiation of NB4 treated with all-trans retinoid acid (ATRA) and its underlining mechanisms . METHODS: Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells were isolated from umbilical cord of newborns. Co-culture system was established by HUC-MSC and NB4 in vitro. The experiment was divided into 4 groups: NB4 group (NB4 cells alone) , NM group (NB4 cells co-cultured with HUC-MSC) , NA group (NB4 cells treated with ATRA) , NMA group (NB4 cells co-cultured with HUC-MSC and treated with ATRA) ...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011165/a-robust-and-reproducible-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-model-of-neurite-outgrowth-in-a-three-dimensional-culture-system-and-its-application-to-study-neurite-inhibition
#7
Kirsty E Clarke, Daniel M Tams, Andrew P Henderson, Mathilde F Roger, Andrew Whiting, Stefan A Przyborski
The inability of neurites to grow and restore neural connections is common to many neurological disorders, including trauma to the central nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, there is need for a robust and reproducible model of neurite outgrowth, to provide a tool to study the molecular mechanisms that underpin the process of neurite inhibition and to screen molecules that may be able to overcome such inhibition. In this study a novel in vitro pluripotent stem cell based model of human neuritogenesis was developed...
December 20, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992848/retinoid-like-compounds-produced-by-phytoplankton-affect-embryonic-development-of-xenopus-laevis
#8
M Smutná, J Priebojová, J Večerková, K Hilscherová
Teratogenic effects, which were remarkably similar to those induced by retinoic acids, have been seen in wild frogs indicating possible source of retinoids in the environment. Recent studies indicate that some cyanobacterial species can contain teratogenic retinoic acids (RAs) and their analogues. Retinoids are known to regulate important processes such as differentiation, development, and embryogenesis. The study investigated the effects of exudates (extracellular compounds) of two cyanobacteria species with retinoic-like activity and one algae species on embryonic development of amphibians...
December 16, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940374/inhibitory-effect-of-pcsk9-on-abca1-protein-expression-and-cholesterol-efflux-in-macrophages
#9
Maria Pia Adorni, Eleonora Cipollari, Elda Favari, Ilaria Zanotti, Francesca Zimetti, Alberto Corsini, Chiara Ricci, Franco Bernini, Nicola Ferri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) may have extra-hepatic effects on cholesterol homeostasis of vascular macrophages. In this study, we aimed to investigate PCSK9 role on the anti-atherogenic process of ATP binding cassette transporter A1 (Abca1)-mediated cholesterol efflux. METHODS: Abca1-mediated cholesterol efflux was evaluated by a radioisotopic technique in mouse peritoneal macrophages (MPM) from wild-type (WT) or LDL receptor knock-out (Ldlr(-/-)) mice exposed to human recombinant PCSK9, in the presence of liver X receptor/retinoid X receptor (LXR/RXR) ligands or acetylated LDL (AcLDL) to stimulate Abca1 expression...
November 16, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926504/the-immunomodulatory-effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-on-human-th17-cells-via-ror%C3%AE-t-histone-acetylation
#10
Yi-Ching Lin, Yu-Chih Lin, Cheng-Chin Wu, Ming-Yii Huang, Wen-Chan Tsai, Chih-Hsing Hung, Po-Lin Kuo
The presence of interleukin (IL)-17-related cytokines correlates with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. Epigenetic modifications, including histone acetylation, regulate gene expression in RA pathogenesis. Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors such as etanercept and adalimumab, represent a breakthrough in RA treatment. We aimed to investigate the effects of etanercept and adalimumab on human Th17-polarized cells and the possible intracellular regulators of these effects, including the Th17-specific transcription factors signal transducer, activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), retinoid-related orphan receptor γ-T (RORγt) and epigenetic modification...
December 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922847/apolipoprotein-e-metabolism-and-functions-in-brain-and-its-role-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Fan Liao, Hyejin Yoon, Jungsu Kim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: APOE4 genotype is the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Prevailing evidence suggests that amyloid β plays a critical role in Alzheimer's disease. The objective of this article is to review the recent findings about the metabolism of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and amyloid β and other possible mechanisms by which ApoE contributes to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. RECENT FINDINGS: ApoE isoforms have differential effects on amyloid β metabolism...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918081/st1926-attenuates-steroid-induced-osteoporosis-in-rats-by-inhibiting-inflammation-response
#12
Hong-Xing Zhao, Yuan-Xia Huang, Jin-Gang Tao
Steroid, also known as glucocorticoid, induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in young adults, which has been a challenging disorder for the frequent incidence of collapse of femoral head, leading to dysfunction of hip joint and impairing life quality of human. Bioavailable and less toxic synthetic retinoids, such as the atypical adamantyl retinoid ST1926, have been developed and investigated in clinical trials for many diseases. Serum lipid-related indicators were assessed to elucidate the role of ST1926 in regulating lipid metabolism...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916814/low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-contributes-to-%C3%AE-carotene-uptake-in-the-maternal-liver
#13
Varsha Shete, Brianna K Costabile, Youn-Kyung Kim, Loredana Quadro
Vitamin A regulates many essential mammalian biological processes, including embryonic development. β-carotene is the main source of vitamin A in the human diet. Once ingested, it is packaged into lipoproteins, predominantly low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and transported to different sites within the body, including the liver and developing tissues, where it can either be stored or metabolized to retinoids (vitamin A and its derivatives). The molecular mechanisms of β-carotene uptake by the liver or developing tissues remain elusive...
November 29, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896859/paraneoplastic-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
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...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889058/mutations-in-reep6-cause-autosomal-recessive-retinitis-pigmentosa
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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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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