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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550372/tnf%C3%AE-induced-dlk-activation-contributes-to-apoptosis-in-the-beta-cell-line-hit
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Svenja Börchers, Rohollah Babaei, Catarina Klimpel, Jorge Duque Escobar, Sabine Schröder, Roland Blume, Muhammad Nasir Hayat Malik, Elke Oetjen
Reduction in beta-cell mass and function contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus type 2. The proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α and interleukin (IL)-1β have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this disease. Overexpression of the dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK) inhibits beta-cell function and induces apoptosis in the beta-cell line HIT. In the present study, it was investigated whether TNFα or IL-1β stimulates DLK enzymatic activity. Immunoblot analysis, transient transfection with luciferase reporter gene assays, and immunofluorescence were used...
May 27, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547133/hsf1-acetylation-decreases-its-transcriptional-activity-and-enhances-glucolipotoxicity-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-and-human-beta-cells
#2
Indri Purwana, Jun J Liu, Bernard Portha, Jean Buteau
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Heat shock factor protein 1 (HSF1) is a transcription factor that regulates the expression of key molecular chaperones, thereby orchestrating the cellular response to stress. This system was recently implicated in the control of insulin sensitivity and is therefore being scrutinised as a novel therapeutic avenue for type 2 diabetes. However, the regulation and biological actions of HSF1 in beta cells remain elusive. Herein, we sought to investigate the regulation of HSF1 in pancreatic beta cells and to study its potential role in cell survival...
May 25, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543910/wheatgrass-derived-polysaccharide-has-antiinflammatory-anti-oxidative-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-on-lps-induced-hepatic-injury-in-mice
#3
Sarmila Nepali, Hyeon-Hui Ki, Ji-Hyun Lee, Hoon-Yeon Lee, Dae-Ki Kim, Young-Mi Lee
Hepatic injury occurs frequently during sepsis, and polysaccharides isolated from plants have been reported to have antiinflammatory and antioxidant effects in various models. However, the effect of wheatgrass-derived polysaccharide (WGP) has not been previously studied. In the present study, we investigated the effect of WGP on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced hepatic injury in mice. Mice were pre-treated with WGP (100 or 200 mg/kg daily for 2 days) and then challenged with LPS (1 mg/kg, intraperitoneal), and sacrificed after 12 h...
May 24, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537453/expression-regulation-and-effects-of-interleukin-17f-in-the-human-ocular-surface
#4
Aihua Hou, Louis Tong
PURPOSE: To evaluate the basal and possibly stimulated expression of interleukin (IL)-17 in the context of the ocular surface and potential downstream effects. METHODS: Western blot and immunofluorescent staining were used to evaluate IL-17F expression in human cornea/conjunctival tissues and cornea epithelial cell line. Cytokines and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) transcripts were quantified by qPCR. IL-17F effects on NF-κB were investigated by the secretary alkaline phosphatase assay...
May 24, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531107/analysis-of-gene-expression-signatures-in-cancer-associated-stroma-from-canine-mammary-tumours-reveals-molecular-homology-to-human-breast-carcinomas
#5
Julia Ettlin, Elena Clementi, Parisa Amini, Alexandra Malbon, Enni Markkanen
Cancer-associated stroma (CAS) plays a key role in cancer initiation and progression. Spontaneously occurring canine mammary carcinomas are viewed as excellent models of human breast carcinomas. Considering the importance of CAS for human cancer, it likely plays a central role in canine tumours as well. So far, however, canine CAS lacks characterisation, and it remains unclear whether the biology between CAS from canine and human tumours is comparable. In this proof-of-principle study, using laser-capture microdissection, we isolated CAS and normal stroma from 13 formalin-fixed paraffin embedded canine simple mammary carcinomas and analysed the expression of seven known human CAS markers by RT-qPCR (Reverse Transcription quantitative PCR) and validated some targets by immunohistochemistry...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525974/pancreas-and-gallbladder-agenesis-in-a-newborn-with-semilobar-holoprosencephaly-a-case-report
#6
Robert Hilbrands, Kathelijn Keymolen, Alex Michotte, Miriam Marichal, Filip Cools, Anieta Goossens, Peter In't Veld, Jean De Schepper, Andrew Hattersley, Harry Heimberg
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic agenesis is an extremely rare cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus and has enabled the discovery of several key transcription factors essential for normal pancreas and beta cell development. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a Caucasian female with complete pancreatic agenesis occurring together with semilobar holoprosencephaly (HPE), a more common brain developmental disorder. Clinical findings were later confirmed by autopsy, which also identified agenesis of the gallbladder...
May 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516569/stat4-expression-and-activation-is-increased-during-mitosis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-in-skin-and-mucosa-derived-cell-types-implications-in-neoplastic-and-inflammatory-skin-diseases
#7
Caterina Ferreli, Chester Lai, Suzannah August, Yvonne Buggy, Pawan Kumar, Nicola Brownlow, Peter Parker, Peter S Friedmann, Michael Ardern-Jones, Chris Pickard, Eugene Healy
BACKGROUND: The signal transducer and activator of transcription-4 (STAT4/Stat4) is a transcription factor known to convey signals from interleukin-12, interleukin-23, and interferon-alpha/beta to the nucleus, resulting in activation of dendritic cells, T-helper cell differentiation and production of interferon-gamma. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a novel role for STAT4 in cell mitosis. RESULTS: Phosphoserine STAT4 (pSerSTAT4) is increased in cells undergoing mitosis, and is distributed throughout the cytoplasm during this stage of the cell cycle whilst phosphotyrosine STAT4 (pTyrSTAT4) is confined to the chromosomal compartment...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509877/human-beta-defensin-2-selectively-inhibits-hiv-1-in-highly-permissive-ccr6%C3%A2-%C2%BAcd4%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cells
#8
Mark K Lafferty, Lingling Sun, Aaron Christensen-Quick, Wuyuan Lu, Alfredo Garzino-Demo
Chemokine receptor type 6 (CCR6)⁺CD4⁺ T cells are preferentially infected and depleted during HIV disease progression, but are preserved in non-progressors. CCR6 is expressed on a heterogeneous population of memory CD4⁺ T cells that are critical to mucosal immunity. Preferential infection of these cells is associated, in part, with high surface expression of CCR5, CXCR4, and α4β7. In addition, CCR6⁺CD4⁺ T cells harbor elevated levels of integrated viral DNA and high levels of proliferation markers...
May 16, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506734/mtor-vegf-pdgfr-and-c-kit-signaling-pathway-activation-in-kaposi-sarcoma
#9
Darcy A Kerr, Satya Vara Prasad Busarla, Devon C Gimbel, Aliyah R Sohani, Rosalynn M Nazarian
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a locally progressive, intermediate-grade vascular neoplasm with no known cure, high recurrence rates and potential for wide dissemination. Low efficacy and high toxicity limit current therapeutic options for advanced disease. Activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and c-kit signaling pathways has been implicated in KS pathogenesis and may suggest a role for targeted inhibitors. KS cases were retrospectively retrieved (n=274), most (90%) associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
May 12, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503202/stabilization-of-foxp3-expression-by-crispr-dcas9-based-epigenome-editing-in-mouse-primary-t-cells
#10
Masahiro Okada, Mitsuhiro Kanamori, Kazue Someya, Hiroko Nakatsukasa, Akihiko Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Epigenome editing is expected to manipulate transcription and cell fates and to elucidate the gene expression mechanisms in various cell types. For functional epigenome editing, assessing the chromatin context-dependent activity of artificial epigenetic modifier is required. RESULTS: In this study, we applied clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-dCas9-based epigenome editing to mouse primary T cells, focusing on the Forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) gene locus, a master transcription factor of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500845/hematopoietic-transcription-factors-and-differential-cofactor-binding-regulate-prkacb-isoform-expression
#11
Olga N Kuvardina, Stefanie Herkt, Annekarin Meyer, Lucas Schneider, Jasmin Yillah, Nicole Kohrs, Halvard Bonig, Erhard Seifried, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Jörn Lausen
Hematopoietic differentiation is controlled by key transcription factors, which regulate stem cell functions and differentiation. TAL1 is a central transcription factor for hematopoietic stem cell development in the embryo and for gene regulation during erythroid/megakaryocytic differentiation. Knowledge of the target genes controlled by a given transcription factor is important to understand its contribution to normal development and disease. To uncover direct target genes of TAL1 we used high affinity streptavidin/biotin-based chromatin precipitation (Strep-CP) followed by Strep-CP on ChIP analysis using ChIP promoter arrays...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495868/transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-stimulates-collagen-synthesis-in-cultured-rainbow-trout-cardiac-fibroblasts
#12
Elizabeth F Johnston, Todd E Gillis
Cold acclimation of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, causes collagen to increase within the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the myocardium, while warm acclimation has the opposite effect. The mechanism responsible for this remodeling response is not known. In mammals, transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) stimulates collagen deposition within the myocardial ECM. Therefore, we hypothesized that TGF-β1 regulates trout myocardial ECM turnover and predicted that TGF-β1 would induce collagen deposition in cultured rainbow trout cardiac fibroblasts...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490634/inflammatory-cytokines-down-regulate-the-barrier-protective-prostasin-matriptase-proteolytic-cascade-early-in-experimental-colitis
#13
Marguerite S Buzza, Tierra A Johnson, Gregory D Conway, Erik W Martin, Subhradip Mukhopadhyay, Terez Shea-Donohue, Toni M Antalis
Compromised gastrointestinal barrier function is strongly associated with the progressive and destructive pathologies of the two main forms of IBD, Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohns disease (CD). Matriptase is a membrane-anchored serine protease encoded by Suppression of Tumorigenicity-14 (ST14) gene, which is critical for epithelial barrier development and homeostasis. Matriptase barrier protective activity is linked with the glycosyl-phosphatidyl-inositol (GPI)-anchored serine protease prostasin, which is a co-factor for matriptase zymogen activation...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490464/perioperative-cox-2-and-beta-adrenergic-blockade-improves-metastatic-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer-patients-in-a-phase-ii-randomized-trial
#14
Lee Shaashua, Maytal Shabat-Simon, Rita Haldar, Pini Matzner, Oded Zmora, Moshe Shabtai, Eran Sharon, Tanir Allweis, Iris Barshack, Lucile Hayman, Jesusa M G Arevalo, Jeffrey Ma, Maya Horowitz, Steve W Cole, Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu
<br /> <p>Translational studies suggest that excess perioperative release of catecholamines and prostaglandins may facilitate metastasis and reduce disease-free survival. This trial tested the combined perioperative blockade of these pathways in breast cancer patients.</p> <br />Experimental Design: <br /> <p>In a randomized placebo-controlled biomarker trial, 38 early-stage breast cancer patients received 11 days of perioperative treatment with a beta-adrenergic antagonist (propranolol) and a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor (etodolac), beginning five days before surgery...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487710/transcriptome-analysis-of-cell-wall-and-nac-domain-transcription-factor-genes-during-elaeis-guineensis-fruit-ripening-evidence-for-widespread-conservation-within-monocot-and-eudicot-lineages
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Timothy J Tranbarger, Kim Fooyontphanich, Peerapat Roongsattham, Maxime Pizot, Myriam Collin, Chatchawan Jantasuriyarat, Potjamarn Suraninpong, Somvong Tragoonrung, Stéphane Dussert, Jean-Luc Verdeil, Fabienne Morcillo
The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), a monocotyledonous species in the family Arecaceae, has an extraordinarily oil rich fleshy mesocarp, and presents an original model to examine the ripening processes and regulation in this particular monocot fruit. Histochemical analysis and cell parameter measurements revealed cell wall and middle lamella expansion and degradation during ripening and in response to ethylene. Cell wall related transcript profiles suggest a transition from synthesis to degradation is under transcriptional control during ripening, in particular a switch from cellulose, hemicellulose, and pectin synthesis to hydrolysis and degradation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484372/potential-involvement-of-snail-members-in-neuronal-survival-and-astrocytic-migration-during-the-gecko-spinal-cord-regeneration
#16
Tingting Shen, Yingjie Wang, Qing Zhang, Xue Bai, Sumei Wei, Xuejie Zhang, Wenjuan Wang, Ying Yuan, Yan Liu, Mei Liu, Xiaosong Gu, Yongjun Wang
Certain regenerative vertebrates such as fish, amphibians and reptiles are capable of regenerating spinal cord after injury. Most neurons of spinal cord will survive from the injury and regrow axons to repair circuits with an absence of glial scar formation. However, the underlying mechanisms of neuronal anti-apoptosis and glia-related responses have not been fully clarified during the regenerative process. Gecko has becoming an inspiring model to address spinal cord regeneration in amniotes. In the present study, we investigated the regulatory roles of Snail family members, the important transcriptional factors involved in both triggering of the cell migration and cell survival, during the spontaneous spinal cord regeneration...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481908/effect-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-on-the-function-of-treg-cells-derived-from-immunosuppressed-mice-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pneumonia
#17
Junlu Li, Tingsang Chen, Congcong Yuan, Guoqiang Zhao, Min Xu, Xiaoyan Li, Jie Cao, Lihua Xing
AIM: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on regulatory T (Treg) cells derived from immunosuppressed mice with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) pneumonia. METHODS: A total of 108 BALB/c mice were randomly divided into the following groups: control group (Control), immunosuppressed group (IS), PA pneumonia group (PA), PA pneumonia in immunosuppressed group (IS + PA), PA pneumonia with IVIG treatment in immunocompetent group (PA + IVIG) and PA pneumonia with IVIG treatment in immunosuppressed group (IS + PA + IVIG)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473657/human-cytomegalovirus-immediate-early-protein-promotes-survival-of-glioma-cells-through-interacting-and-acetylating-atf5
#18
Ming Hu, Bin Wang, Dongmeng Qian, Mengyuan Wang, Rui Huang, Li Wei, Ling Li, Li Zhang, David X Liu
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a widespread beta-herpes virus, infects a high percentage of gliomas. HCMV is specifically detected in human gliomas at a low level of expression raises the possibility that it may regulate the malignant phenotype in a chronic manner. Although HCMV is not recognized as an oncogenic virus, it might dysregulate signaling pathways involved in initiation and promotion of malignancy.Here, our immunohistochemical staining reveals that nucleus staining of the HCMV 86-kDa immediate-early protein (IE86) is markedly increased in GBM (58...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471683/the-consequences-of-overlapping-g-quadruplexes-and-i-motifs-in-the-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-%C3%AE-core-promoter-nuclease-hypersensitive-element-can-explain-the-unexpected-effects-of-mutations-and-provide-opportunities-for-selective-targeting-of-both
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Robert V Brown, Ting Wang, Venkateshwar Reddy Chappeta, Guanhui Wu, Buket Onel, Reena Chawla, Hector Quijada, Sara M Camp, Eddie T Chiang, Quinea R Lassiter, Carmen Lee, Shivani Phanse, Megan A Turnidge, Ping Zhao, Joe G N Garcia, Vijay Gokhale, Danzhou Yang, Laurence H Hurley
The platelet-derived growth factor receptor β (PDGFR-β) signaling pathway is a validated and important target for the treatment of certain malignant and nonmalignant pathologies. We previously identified a G-quadruplex-forming nuclease hypersensitive element (NHE) in the human PDGFR-β promoter that putatively forms four overlapping G-quadruplexes. Therefore, we further investigated the structures and biological roles of the G-quadruplexes and i-motifs in the PDGFR-β NHE with the ultimate goal of demonstrating an alternate and effective strategy for molecularly targeting the PDGFR-β pathway...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469165/the-regulatory-t-cell-transcription-factor-foxp3-protects-against-crescentic-glomerulonephritis
#20
Chen Yang, Xiao-Ru Huang, Erik Fung, Hua-Feng Liu, Hui-Yao Lan
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been shown to play a protective role in glomerulonephritis (GN) and Foxp3 is a master transcription factor in Treg development. In this study, we examined the functional role and mechanisms of Foxp3 in a mouse model of accelerated anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) GN induced in antigen-primed Foxp3 transgenic (Tg) mice. Compared with littermate of wildtype (WT) mice in which induced severe crescentic GN developed with progressive renal dysfunction, Foxp3 Tg mice had reduced crescent formation, urinary protein excretion, plasma creatinine and decline in creatinine clearance...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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