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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452196/staphylococcus-aureus-induces-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-bfgf-expression-through-the-activation-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transcription-factors-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#1
Jianmei Wu, Yulin Ding, Jinling Wang, Fenglong Wang
Staphylococcus aureus is a common Gram-positive pathogen that causes bovine mastitis, a persistent infection of the bovine mammary gland. Bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMEC) are important parenchymal cells of the bovine mammary gland. To better understand the importance of BMEC and the roles of the TLR-NF-κBand TLR-AP-1 signaling pathways in the regulation of S. aureus-associated mastitis and mammary fibrosis, BMEC cultured in vitro were stimulated with different concentrations of heat-inactivated S. aureus to analyze the gene and protein expression and production of toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as well as the protein expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and activation protein-1 (AP-1) by means of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blotting, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449530/the-type-2-diabetes-associated-hmg20a-gene-is-mandatory-for-islet-beta-cell-functional-maturity
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Jose M Mellado-Gil, Esther Fuente-Martín, Petra I Lorenzo, Nadia Cobo-Vuilleumier, Livia López-Noriega, Alejandro Martín-Montalvo, Irene de Gracia Herrera Gómez, Maria Ceballos-Chávez, Laura Gómez-Jaramillo, Antonio Campos-Caro, Silvana Y Romero-Zerbo, Júlia Rodríguez-Comas, Joan-Marc Servitja, Gemma Rojo-Martinez, Abdelkrim Hmadcha, Bernat Soria, Marco Bugliani, Piero Marchetti, Francisco J Bérmudez-Silva, Jose C Reyes, Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado, Benoit R Gauthier
HMG20A (also known as iBRAF) is a chromatin factor involved in neuronal differentiation and maturation. Recently small nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the HMG20A gene have been linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) yet neither expression nor function of this T2DM candidate gene in islets is known. Herein we demonstrate that HMG20A is expressed in both human and mouse islets and that levels are decreased in islets of T2DM donors as compared to islets from non-diabetic donors. In vitro studies in mouse and human islets demonstrated that glucose transiently increased HMG20A transcript levels, a result also observed in islets of gestating mice...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442329/deregulation-of-zic-family-members-in-oncogenesis
#3
Rob Houtmeyers, Jabob Souopgui, Sabine Tejpar
In the last decade, the amount of investigations on the involvement of ZIC genes in the cancer field have exponentially expanded. In most cancer types, promoter methylation leads to silenced ZIC family members, but specific subsets of patients clearly show increased expression of one or head-to-head located ZIC genes in the respective tumor tissue. It is unclear at this stage how these transcription factors contribute to tumorigenesis, but the potential implications in pathways that are most frequently mutated in cancer such as the canonical Wnt, TGF-beta, and STAT-3 pathway are evident...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441061/profiling-of-human-molecular-pathways-affected-by-retrotransposons-at-the-level-of-regulation-by-transcription-factor-proteins
#4
Daniil Nikitin, Dmitry Penzar, Andrew Garazha, Maxim Sorokin, Victor Tkachev, Nicolas Borisov, Alexander Poltorak, Vladimir Prassolov, Anton A Buzdin
Endogenous retroviruses and retrotransposons also termed retroelements (REs) are mobile genetic elements that were active until recently in human genome evolution. REs regulate gene expression by actively reshaping chromatin structure or by directly providing transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs). We aimed to identify molecular processes most deeply impacted by the REs in human cells at the level of TFBS regulation. By using ENCODE data, we identified ~2 million TFBS overlapping with putatively regulation-competent human REs located in 5-kb gene promoter neighborhood (~17% of all TFBS in promoter neighborhoods; ~9% of all RE-linked TFBS)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439708/possible-relationship-between-fibrosis-of-igg4-related-thymitis-and-the-profibrotic-cytokines-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-interleukin-1-beta-and-interferon-gamma-a-case-report
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Atsuko Masunaga, Fumihiro Ishibashi, Eitetsu Koh, Takashi Oide, Yasuo Sekine, Kenzo Hiroshima
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease often forms a mass and the affected lesion is clinically removed because the mass cannot be differentiated from a neoplasm. Affected lesions commonly occur in the pancreas, hepatobiliary tract, kidney, and retroperitoneum. However, the lesion rarely occurs in the thymus. A histological worldwide consensus of IgG4-related disease proposed that pathological diagnosis of IgG4-related disease should meet more than two of three major features: 1) dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration with greater than 40% IgG4+/IgG+ plasma cells, 2) storiform fibrosis; and 3) obliterative phlebitis...
January 17, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428671/swertisin-ameliorates-diabetes-by-triggering-pancreatic-progenitors-for-islet-neogenesis-in-streptozotocin-treated-balb-c-mice
#6
Abhay Srivastava, Nidheesh Dadheech, Mitul Vakani, Sarita Gupta
In the present study, Swertisin's role in triggering resident pancreatic progenitors for islet neogenesis in Streptozotocin (STZ) diabetic mice was explored. STZ diabetic mice when treated with Swertisin demonstrated reversion to normoglycemia and significant elevation of fasting serum insulin levels. On screening the pancreatic tissue post Swertisin treatment in the STZ diabetic mice, we observed significant up-regulation of key transcription factors viz. Pdx1, Neurog3, MafA and Nkx6.1 required for islet neogenesis and beta cell homeostasis...
February 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422993/mesenteric-injection-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-relieves-experimentally-induced-colitis-in-rats-by-regulating-th17-treg-cell-balance
#7
Zheng-Wei Fu, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Hai-Yan Ge
Efficient delivery routes are critical for the effectiveness of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Conventional ADMSC delivery routes include local, intravenous and intraperitoneal injection. Whether mesenteric injection has potential in IBD treatment remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of mesenteric injection of ADMSCs in a trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced rat IBD model and explored whether this treatment affected T helper 17 (Th17)/regulatory T (Treg) cell ratio...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410668/sulforaphane-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-cytotoxicity-oxidative-stress-and-mir-155-expression-and-switches-to-mox-phenotype-through-activating-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-antioxidant
#8
Erden Eren, Kemal Ugur Tufekci, Kamer Burak Isci, Bora Tastan, Kursad Genc, Sermin Genc
Sulforaphane (SFN) is a natural product with cytoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. In this study, we evaluated the mechanisms of its effects on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cell death, inflammation, oxidative stress, and polarization in murine microglia. We found that SFN protects N9 microglial cells upon LPS-induced cell death and suppresses LPS-induced levels of secreted pro-inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1 beta, and interleukin-6. SFN is also a potent inducer of redox sensitive transcription factor, nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), which is responsible for the transcription of antioxidant, cytoprotective, and anti-inflammatory genes...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409529/the-jak2-pathway-is-activated-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#9
Javier Milara, Gracia Hernandez, Beatriz Ballester, Anselm Morell, Inés Roger, P Montero, Juan Escrivá, José M Lloris, Maria Molina-Molina, Esteban Morcillo, Julio Cortijo
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most rapidly progressive and fatal fibrotic disorder, with no curative therapies. The signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) protein is activated in lung fibroblasts and alveolar type II cells (ATII), thereby contributing to lung fibrosis in IPF. Although activation of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) has been implicated in proliferative disorders, its role in IPF is unknown. The aim of this study was to analyze JAK2 activation in IPF, and to determine whether JAK2/STAT3 inhibition is a potential therapeutic strategy for this disease...
February 6, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408875/semi-automated-digital-measurement-as-the-method-of-choice-for-beta-cell-mass-analysis
#10
Violette Coppens, Gunter Leuckx, Yves Heremans, Willem Staels, Yannick Verdonck, Luc Baeyens, Nico De Leu, Harry Heimberg
Pancreas injury by partial duct ligation (PDL) activates beta cell differentiation and proliferation in adult mouse pancreas but remains controversial regarding the anticipated increase in beta cell volume. Several reports unable to show beta cell volume augmentation in PDL pancreas used automated digital image analysis software. We hypothesized that fully automatic beta cell morphometry without manual micrograph artifact remediation introduces bias and therefore might be responsible for reported discrepancies and controversy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408622/inhibition-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumorigenesis-by-curcumin-may-be-associated-with-cdkn1a-and-ctgf
#11
Yun Zeng, Zhengjie Shen, Wenzhe Gu, Mianhua Wu
This study aimed to explore crucial genes, transcription factors (TFs), and microRNAs (miRNAs) associated with the effects of curcumin against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We downloaded data (GSE59713) from Gene Expression Omnibus to analyze differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between curcumin-treated and untreated HCC cell lines. Then, we identified the disease ontology (DO) and functional enrichment analysis of these DEGs and analyzed their protein-protein interactions (PPIs). Additionally, we constructed TF-target gene and miRNA-target gene regulatory networks and explored the potential functions of these DEGs...
February 2, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402841/the-role-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-5-and-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-hepatic-fibrosis-induced-by-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-egyptian-patients
#12
Mona A Abu El Makarem, Ghada M El-Sagheer, Moustafa A Abu El-Ella
<br>To investigate the possible role of STAT5 in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis in Egyptian patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) virus infection and its relation to hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). <br> Materials (Subjects) and Methods<br>Sixty-five patients (46/19 male/ female ratio) were divided into 4 groups based on the severity of fibrosis as detected by fibroscan, (15 F1, 21 F2, 13 F3, and 16 F4). Twenty, age- and gender-matched, healthy persons volunteered as a control. The serum levels of STAT5, TGF-β1, α-SMA, fasting blood sugar (FBS), fasting insulin and homeostasis model assessments of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) were determined and compared for all groups...
January 31, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399291/sageretia-thea-fruit-extracts-rich-in-methyl-linoleate-and-methyl-linolenate-downregulate-melanogenesis-via-the-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Gyeong-A Ko, Sabina Shrestha, Somi Kim Cho
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sageretia thea is traditionally used as a medicinal herb to treat various diseases, including skin disorders, in China and Korea. This study evaluated the inhibitory effect of Sageretia thea fruit on melanogenesis and its underlying mechanisms in B16F10 mouse melanoma cells. The active chemical compounds in anti-melanogenesis were determined in Sageretia thea. MATERIALS/METHODS: Solvent fractions from the crude extract were investigated for anti-melanogenic activities...
February 2018: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399027/correlation-between-laxative-effects-of-uridine-and-suppression-of-er-stress-in-loperamide-induced-constipated-sd-rats
#14
Ji Eun Kim, Bo Ram Song, Woo Bin Yun, Jun Young Choi, Jin Ju Park, Mi Rim Lee, Dae Youn Hwang
A correlation between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and laxative effects was first reported in a constipation model treated with an aqueous extract of Liriope platyphylla (AEtLP) roots. To investigate the correlation between the laxative effect of uridine (Urd) and ER stress response, alterations in the key parameters for ER stress were measured in loperamide (Lop) induced constipation Sprague Dawley (SD) rats treated with Urd. The efficacy of the laxative effect of Urd was notable on the symptoms of chronic constipation, including alteration of stool parameters and structure of the transverse colon, in Lop induced constipated SD rats...
December 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394503/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-determines-the-predisposition-and-the-efficiency-of-liver-to-pancreas-reprogramming
#15
Helit Cohen, Hila Barash, Irit Meivar-Levy, Kfir Molakandov, Marina Ben-Shimon, Michael Gurevich, Fatima Zoabi, Adi Har-Zahav, Rolf Gebhardt, Frank Gaunitz, Michael Gurevitz, Eytan Mor, Philippe Ravassard, Shoshana Greenberger, Sarah Ferber
Transdifferentiation (TD) is the direct reprogramming of adult cells into cells of alternate fate and function. We were the first to show that liver cells can be transdifferentiated into beta-like, insulin producing cells, by ectopic expression of pancreatic transcription factors (pTFs). However, the efficiency of the process was consistently limited to <15% of the human liver cells treated in culture. The data in the current study suggest that liver to pancreas TD is restricted to a specific population of liver cells that is predisposed to undergo reprogramming...
February 2, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378908/the-transcription-factor-ap4-promotes-oncogenic-phenotypes-and-cisplatin-resistance-by-regulating-laptm4b-expression
#16
Lu Wang, Yue Meng, Jian-Jun Xu, Qing-Yun Zhang
Lysosomal-associated protein transmembrane-4 beta (LAPTM4B) is a novel oncogene, whose overexpression is involved in cancer occurrence and progression. However, the mechanism of LAPTM4B transcriptional regulation remains unclear. In this study, the results of transcription factor (TF) profiling plate arrays indicated that AP4 was a potential transcription factor regulating LAPTM4B expression. LAPTM4B was positively correlated with AP4 and they were both associated with poor overall and disease-free survival...
January 29, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371109/functional-genetic-variants-within-the-sirt2-gene-promoter-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#17
Tingting Liu, Wentao Yang, Shuchao Pang, Shipeng Yu, Bo Yan
AIMS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a common and complex metabolic diseases caused by interactions between environmental and genetic factors. Genome-wide association studies have identified more than 80 common genetic variants for T2D, which account for only ∼10% of the heritability of T2D cases. SIRT2, a member of NAD(+)-dependent class III deacetylases, is involved in genomic stability, metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress and autophagy. In maintaining metabolic homeostasis, SIRT2 regulates adipocyte differentiation, fatty acid oxidation, gluconeogenesis, and insulin sensitivity...
January 31, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349661/pkm2-is-involved-in-neuropathic-pain-by-regulating-erk-and-stat3-activation-in-rat-spinal-cord
#18
Binbin Wang, Siyuan Liu, Bingbing Fan, Xingguo Xu, Yonglin Chen, Rongxiang Lu, Zhongling Xu, Xiaojuan Liu
BACKGROUND: Pyruvate kinase isozymes M2 (PKM2), as a member of pyruvate kinase family, plays a role of glycolytic enzyme in glucose metabolism. It also functions as protein kinase in cell proliferation, signaling, immunity, and gene transcription. In this study, the role of PKM2 in neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) was investigated. METHODS: Rats were randomly grouped to establish CCI models. PKM2, extracellular regulated protein kinases (EKR), p-ERK, signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT3), p-STAT3, phosphoinositide 3-kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K/AKT) and p-PI3K/AKT proteins expression in spinal cord was examined by Western blot analysis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345351/k313-a-novel-benzoxazole-derivative-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-properties-via-inhibiting-gsk3%C3%AE-activity-in-lps-induced-raw264-7-macrophages
#19
Bo-Bo Zhao, Hui-Jie Guo, Yang Liu, Xing-Yan Luo, Shu-Xia Yang, Yan-Tang Wang, Xiao Leng, Chun-Fen Mo, Qiang Zou
Benzoxazole and its derivatives have been widely studied in recent years due to their various biological properties. A previous study has demonstrated that K313 (1H-indole-2,3-dione 3-(1,3-benzoxazol-2-ylhydrazone)), a novel benzoxazole derivative, inhibits T cell proliferation to yield immunosuppressive effects. However, there are no related reports about its anti-inflammatory effects. In the present study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory properties and the underlying molecular mechanism of K313 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW264...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343476/role-of-macrophage-socs3-in-the-pathogenesis-of-aortic-dissection
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Satoko Ohno-Urabe, Hiroki Aoki, Michihide Nishihara, Aya Furusho, Saki Hirakata, Norifumi Nishida, Sohei Ito, Makiko Hayashi, Hideo Yasukawa, Tsutomu Imaizumi, Hidetoshi Akashi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection (AD) is a life-threatening medical emergency caused by the abrupt destruction of the intimomedial layer of the aortic walls. Given that previous studies have reported the involvement of proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 in AD pathogenesis, we investigated the role of signal transduction and activator of transcription 3 signaling, a downstream pathway of interleukin-6 in macrophages in pathogenesis of AD. METHODS AND RESULTS: We characterized the pathological and molecular events triggered by aortic stress, which can lead to AD...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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