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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499784/gsk-3-as-a-novel-prognostic-indicator-in-leukemia
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REVIEW
Peter P Ruvolo
While leukemias represent a diverse set of diseases with malignant cells derived from myeloid or lymphoid origin, a common feature is the dysregulation of signal transduction pathways that influence leukemogeneisis, promote drug resistance, and favor leukemia stem cells. Mutations in PI3K, PTEN, RAS, or other upstream regulators can activate the AKT kinase which has central roles in supporting cell proliferation and survival. A major target of AKT is Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 (GSK3). GSK3 has two isoforms (alpha and beta) that were studied as regulators of metabolism but emerged as central players in cancer in the early 1990s...
May 8, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431381/zeaxanthin-ameliorates-high-glucose-induced-mesangial-cell-apoptosis-through-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-via-activating-akt-signalling-pathway
#2
Changjiang Ying, Lei Chen, Shanshan Wang, Yizhen Mao, Hongwei Ling, Wei Li, Xiaoyan Zhou
Oxidative stress is a critical factor in the pathophysiology of diabetic kidney disease. Previous study shows that hyperglycaemia aggravates renal injury through oxidative stress in diabetic model, and antioxidants have beneficial effect on diabetic kidney disease. However, the role of antioxidants in the progression of diabetic kidney disease is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to clarify whether zeaxanthin, an antioxidant, could ameliorate mesangial cell injury and if so, identify the related mechanism underlying this protective effect...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393933/epcam-intracellular-domain-promotes-porcine-cell-reprogramming-by-upregulation-of-pluripotent-gene-expression-via-beta-catenin-signaling
#3
Tong Yu, Yangyang Ma, Huayan Wang
Previous study showed that expression of epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) was significantly upregulated in porcine induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs). However, the regulatory mechanism and the downstream target genes of EpCAM were not well investigated. In this study, we found that EpCAM was undetectable in fibroblasts, but highly expressed in piPSCs. Promoter of EpCAM was upregulated by zygotic activated factors LIN28, and ESRRB, but repressed by maternal factors OCT4 and SOX2. Knocking down EpCAM by shRNA significantly reduced the pluripotent gene expression...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374012/activation-of-ras-erk-signaling-and-gsk-3-by-amyloid-precursor-protein-and-amyloid-beta-facilitates-neurodegeneration-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Lisa Kirouac, Alexander J Rajic, David H Cribbs, Jaya Padmanabhan
It is widely accepted that amyloid β (Aβ) generated from amyloid precursor protein (APP) oligomerizes and fibrillizes to form neuritic plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD), yet little is known about the contribution of APP to intracellular signaling events preceding AD pathogenesis. The data presented here demonstrate that APP expression and neuronal exposure to oligomeric Aβ42 enhance Ras/ERK signaling cascade and glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) activation. We find that RNA interference (RNAi)-directed knockdown of APP in B103 rat neuroblastoma cells expressing APP inhibits Ras-ERK signaling and GSK-3 activation, indicating that APP acts upstream of these signal transduction events...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367588/effect-of-long-term-in-vitro-lithium-exposure-on-mrna-levels-of-claudin-3-cyp1a1-abcg2-and-gstm3-genes-in-the-hcmec-d3-human-brain-endothelial-cell-line
#5
Ramzi Shawahna, Kayathiri Ganeshamoorthy, Luo Huilong, Jean-Michel Scherrmann, Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Xavier Declèves
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lithium chloride (LiCl) has been shown to improve the tightness of brain endothelial cell monolayers in vitro by inhibition of the GSK-3β enzyme, activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway and regulation of tight junction (TJ) protein expression. However, the effect of LiCl on the drug transporters and drug-metabolizing enzymes has not been addressed so far. The hCMEC/D3 cell line is a validated in vitro BBB model expressing transporters and drug-metabolizing enzymes (phase 1 and 2)...
April 3, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359892/bamboo-leaf-extract-ameliorates-diabetic-nephropathy-through-activating-the-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rats
#6
Changjiang Ying, Yizhen Mao, Lei Chen, Shanshan Wang, Hongwei Ling, Wei Li, Xiaoyan Zhou
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most severe diabetic complication and it is becoming become a worldwide epidemic, accounting for approximately one-third of all case of end-stage renal disease. However, the underlying mechanism and strategy to alleviate renal injury remain unclear. In the present study, we assessed the protective effect of bamboo leaf extract on the DN, and investigated the underlying mechanism by which bamboo leaf extract ameliorating DN. Diabetic rats were induced by 4 weeks high sugar and high fat diet, and then injected a single dose of STZ (35mg/kg) into abdominal cavity...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338397/clove-and-its-active-compound-attenuate-free-fatty-acid-mediated-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle-cells-and-in-mice
#7
Safina Ghaffar, Shabbir Khan Afridi, Meha Fatima Aftab, Munazza Murtaza, Rahman M Hafizur, Sara Sara, Sabira Begum, Rizwana Sanaullah Waraich
Several reports indicate anti-hyperglycemic effects of Syzygium aromaticum. In the present study, we report for the first time that clove extract (SAM) and its compound nigricin (NGC) decreases free fatty acid-mediated insulin resistance in mouse myoblasts. In addition, NGC was able to diminish insulin resistance in a diabetic mouse model. We observed that SAM and its compound NGC exhibited significant antioxidant activity in murine skeletal muscle cells. They also modulated stress signaling by reducing p38 MAP kinase phosphorylation...
April 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223128/a-screening-assay-for-the-identification-of-host-cell-requirements-and-antiviral-targets-for-hepatitis-d-virus-infection
#8
Bettina Buchmann, Katinka Döhner, Thomas Schirdewahn, Beate Sodeik, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Sandra Ciesek, Thomas von Hahn
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a minimalistic satellite virus of hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV/HDV co-infection, i.e. "hepatitis D", is the most severe form of viral hepatitis. No effective therapy for HDV infection is available partly due to the fact that HDV is a highly host-dependent virus devoid of any potentially drugable enzyme encoded in its small genome. In this study we present a semi-automated method to evaluate HDV infection and replication under the influence of different drugs. We utilized a Huh-7/hNTCP cell culture based system in a 96-well plate format, an automated microscope and image acquisition as well as analysis with the CellProfiler software to quantify the impact of these drugs on HDV infection...
May 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186985/mir-124-3p-attenuates-hyperphosphorylation-of-tau-protein-induced-apoptosis-via-caveolin-1-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway-in-n2a-app695swe-cells
#9
Qingmei Kang, Yue Xiang, Dan Li, Jie Liang, Xiong Zhang, Fanlin Zhou, Mengyuan Qiao, Yingling Nie, Yurong He, Jingyi Cheng, Yubing Dai, Yu Li
Hyperphosphorylation of Tau forming neurofibrillary tangles has been considered as a crucial event in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). MiR-124-3p belongs to microRNA (miRNA) family and was markedly decreased in AD, however, the functions of miR-124-3p in the pathogenesis of AD remain unknown. We observed that the expression of miR-124-3p was significantly decreased in N2a/APP695swe cells; and transfection of miR-124-3p mimics not only attenuated cell apoptosis and abnormal hyperphosphorylation of Tau protein without any changes of total Tau protein, but also increased expression levels of Caveolin-1, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), phospho-Akt (Akt-Ser473)/Akt, phospho-glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK-3β-Ser9)/GSK-3β in N2a/APP695swe cells...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179579/designing-of-dual-inhibitors-for-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-cdk5-virtual-screening-and-in-vitro-biological-activities-study
#10
Hongbo Xie, Haixia Wen, Denan Zhang, Lei Liu, Bo Liu, Qiuqi Liu, Qing Jin, Kehui Ke, Ming Hu, Xiujie Chen
Alzheimer's disease is a multifactorial neurodegenerative disorder with many drug targets contributing to its etiology. Despite the devastating effects of this disease, therapeutic methods for treating Alzheimer's disease remain limited. The multifactorial nature of Alzheimer's disease strongly supports a multi-target rationale as a drug design strategy. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta and cyclin-dependent kinase 5 have been identified as being involved in the pathological hyperphosphorylation of tau proteins, which leads to the formation of neurofibrillary tangles and causes Alzheimer's disease...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165192/the-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-up-regulation-of-nkg2dls-requires-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-mediated-stabilization-of-sp1
#11
Xiao-Hui Chen, Lin-Lin Lu, Hong-Peng Ke, Zong-Cai Liu, Hai-Fang Wang, Wei Wei, Yi-Fei Qi, Hong-Sheng Wang, Shao-Hui Cai, Jun Du
Natural killer (NK) cells play an important role in preventing cancer development. NK group 2 member D (NKG2D) is an activating receptor expressed in the membrane of NK cells. Tumour cells expressing NKG2DL become susceptible to an immune-dependent rejection mainly mediated by NK cells. The paradoxical roles of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in regulation of NKG2DL are presented in many studies, but the mechanism is unclear. In this study, we showed that TGF-β up-regulated the expression of NKG2DLs in both PC3 and HepG2 cells...
May 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151479/increase-in-the-radioresistance-of-normal-skin-fibroblasts-but-not-tumor-cells-by-mechanical-injury
#12
Zelin Chen, Xin Wang, Taotao Jin, Yu Wang, Christopher S Hong, Li Tan, Tingyu Dai, Liao Wu, Zhengping Zhuang, Chunmeng Shi
The timing of radiation after mechanical injury such as in the case of surgery is considered a clinical challenge because radiation is assumed to impair wound healing. However, the physiological responses and underlying mechanisms of this healing impairment are still unclear. Here, we show that mechanical injury occurring before ionizing radiation decreases radiation-induced cell damage and increases cell repair in normal fibroblasts but not tumor cells in vitro and in vivo. At the molecular level, mechanical injury interrupts focal adhesion complexes and cell-cell cadherin interactions, transducing mechanical signals into intracellular chemical signals via activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), Akt, and glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK-3β) pathways...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028966/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nfkb-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#13
Cristian Fabian Layton Tovar, Hugo Mendieta Zerón, Maria Del Socorro Camarillo Romero, Yanko V Fabila Sánchez, Isidoro Tejocote Romero
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common hematologic malignancy in early childhood. In children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the activity of glycogen synthase kinase (GSK-3β) has been associated with changes in the transcriptional activity and expression of nuclear factor kappa beta (NFKB) in the mononuclear cells of bone marrow. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the possible role of glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK-3β) and nuclear factor kappa beta (NFKB) as prognostic variables in pediatric patients with ALL...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012947/the-gsk-3-inhibitor-vp2-51-produces-antidepressant-effects-associated-with-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis
#14
Paloma Pérez-Domper, Valle Palomo, Simona Gradari, Carmen Gil, María L de Ceballos, Ana Martínez, Jose Luis Trejo
Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) is a constitutively active kinase that has been implicated in the mechanism of action of mood stabilizers. According to the neurogenic hypothesis of depression, newborn neurons in the adult dentate gyrus are required for the antidepressant effects of certain agents. We demonstrate that administration of the GSK-3 inhibitor VP2.51 (2.5 mg/kg ip, for 3.5 weeks) increases cell proliferation (pH3(+) cells), as well as the short- and long-term survival of newborn neurons (assessed by the 24 h survival of BrdU(+) and DCX(+) neurons), while significantly increasing the commitment of cells to the granule neuron lineage (Prox1 immunoreactivity)...
December 22, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999207/roles-of-gsk-3-and-micrornas-on-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cancer-stem-cells
#15
REVIEW
James A McCubrey, Timothy L Fitzgerald, Li V Yang, Kvin Lertpiriyapong, Linda S Steelman, Stephen L Abrams, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello, Luca M Neri, Lucio Cocco, Alberto M Martelli, Piotr Laidler, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Dariusz Rakus, Agnieszka Gizak, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Luca Falzone, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra
Various signaling pathways exert critical roles in the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cells (CSCs). The Wnt/beta-catenin, PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTORC, Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK, hedgehog (Hh), Notch and TP53 pathways elicit essential regulatory influences on cancer initiation, EMT and progression. A common kinase involved in all these pathways is moon-lighting kinase glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3). These pathways are also regulated by micro-RNAs (miRs). TP53 and components of these pathways can regulate the expression of miRs...
February 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924507/tppu-protects-tau-from-h2o2-induced-hyperphosphorylation-in-hek293-tau-cells-by-regulating-pi3k-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-pathway
#16
En-Sheng Yao, Yan Tang, Xing-Hua Liu, Ming-Huan Wang
Neurofibrillary pathology of abnormally hyperphosphorylated tau is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other tauopathies. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK-3β) signaling pathway is pivotal for tau phosphorylation. Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) metabolism has been shown to effectively increase the accumulation of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), which are cytochrome P450 metabolites of arachidonic acid and have been demonstrated to have neuroprotective effects...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907035/exendin-4-inhibits-hepatic-lipogenesis-by-increasing-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#17
Mi Hae Seo, Jinmi Lee, Seok-Woo Hong, Eun-Jung Rhee, Se Eun Park, Cheol Young Park, Ki Won Oh, Sung Woo Park, Won-Young Lee
The aim of this study is to investigate whether the beneficial effect of exendin-4 on hepatic steatosis is mediated by β-catenin signaling. After the HepG2 human hepatoma cells were treated with PA for 24 hours, total triglycerides levels were increased in a dose-dependent manner, and the expression levels of perilipin family members were upregulated in cells treated with 400 μM PA. For our in vitro model of hepatic steatosis, HepG2 cells were treated with 400 μM palmitic acid (PA) in the presence or absence of 100 nM exendin-4 for 24 hours...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864906/role-and-regulation-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-beta-in-bovine-spermatozoa
#18
Michael Belenky, Haim Breitbart
The serine/threonine kinase Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) is a master switch that regulates a multitude of cellular pathways, including the acrosome reaction in sperm. In epididymal sperm cells, for example, GSK-3 activity correlates with inhibition of motility-yet no direct pathways connecting GSK-3 activation with loss of motility have been described. Indeed, the details of how GSK-3 is regulated during sperm capacitation and the acrosome reaction remains obscure. To this end, we addressed the involvement of the GSK-3 beta isoform in several known pathways that contribute to motility and the acrosome reaction...
November 19, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836781/nrf2-mediated-liver-protection-by-esculentoside-a-against-acetaminophen-toxicity-through-the-ampk-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
#19
Lidong Wang, Songling Zhang, Hang Cheng, Hongming Lv, Genhong Cheng, Xinxin Ci
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose accounts for the majority of acute liver failure cases, and oxidative stress plays a key role in its toxic effects. Esculentoside A (EsA) has anti-oxidant activities, but its therapeutic potential for APAP hepatotoxicity remains unknown. This study aimed to assess the protective effects and mechanism of EsA against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, EsA treatment inhibited APAP- or H2O2-induced cytotoxicity, H2O2 and O2(-) production, glutathione (GSH) depletion and apoptosis dependent on nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) activation in HepG2 cells...
December 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715343/curcumin-reduces-lung-inflammation-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-mouse-model-of-asthma
#20
Xia Yang, Jian-Ning Lv, Hui Li, Bo Jiao, Qiu-Hong Zhang, Yong Zhang, Jie Zhang, Yan-Qin Liu, Ming Zhang, Hu Shan, Jin-Zhao Zhang, Run-Miao Wu, Ya-Li Li
OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory, heterogeneous airway disease affecting millions of people around the world. Curcumin has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antifibrosis effects. Researchers reported that curcumin regulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in lots of cells. However, whether curcumin regulates the levels of Wnt/β-Catenin signaling in lung tissues and DCs (dendritic cells) remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the effects of curcumin on DCs and asthma...
May 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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