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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786763/mir-124-promotes-proliferation-and-neural-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-through-targeting-dact1-and-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathways
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Shujie Jiao, Yaling Liu, Yaobing Yao, Junfang Teng
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are multipotent and undifferentiated cells with the potential to differentiate into neuronal lineages and gliocytes. NSCs have the ability to generate and regenerate the brain, indicating the possibility of cell-based therapies for neurological disorders. miR-124 has been demonstrated as a modulator in the survival, expansion, and differentiation of NSCs. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-124 in NSC development are still far from being understood. The expressions of miR-124, dishevelled binding antagonist of beta-catenin 1 (DACT1), ki-67, Nestin, β-tubulin III, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), β-catenin, cyclinD1, and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) were examined by qRT-PCR or western blot...
May 21, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763908/connexin-43-modulates-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-through-gsk-3beta-beta-catenin-signaling-pathways
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Fei-Xiang Lin, Gui-Zhou Zheng, Bo Chang, Rong-Chun Chen, Qi-Hao Zhang, Peng Xie, Da Xie, Guo-Yong Yu, Qin-Xiao Hu, De-Zhong Liu, Shi-Xin Du, Xue-Dong Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) are multipotent precursors that give rise to osteoblasts, and contribute directly to bone formation. Connexin 43 (Cx43) is the most ubiquitous gap junction protein expressed in bone cell types, and plays crucial roles in regulating intercellular signal transmission for bone development, differentiation and pathology. However, the precise role and mechanism of Cx43 in BMSCs are less known. Here, we investigate the function of Cx43 in osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs in vitro...
May 10, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739054/dioscin-promotes-proliferation-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways
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Fengyun Yu, Leilei Bing, Yanrong Xie, Wenjuan Yu
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of pancreatic beta cells is related with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dioscin, a natural steroid saponin, has many pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dioscin on apoptosis of pancreatic beta cells induced by high glucose. METHODS: Pancreatic cell line RNAKT-15 was treated with 20 mM glucose with or without different concentrations of dioscin and viability and apoptosis of cells were measured. Western blot assay was used to measure the expression levels of some proteins such as phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) and β-catenin...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571966/effects-of-the-antipsychotics-haloperidol-clozapine-and-aripiprazole-on-the-dendritic-spine
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Manabu Takaki, Masafumi Kodama, Yutaka Mizuki, Hiroki Kawai, Bunta Yoshimura, Makiko Kishimoto, Shinji Sakamoto, Yuko Okahisa, Norihito Yamada
Three types of antipsychotics, typical (e.g. haloperidol), atypical (e.g. clozapine), and dopamine partial agonist (e.g. aripiprazole), are administered for treatment of schizophrenia. These antipsychotics have different efficacy and side-effect profiles. We investigated whether aripiprazole, clozapine, and haloperidol differentially regulate the dendritic spine through the AKT-GSK-3 beta cascade. Dissociated cortical neurons from Sprague-Dawley rats were prepared and cultured for 28 days. Aripiprazole, clozapine, or haloperidol was administered to the rat cortical neurons...
March 20, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550832/recombinant-osteopontin-improves-neurological-functional-recovery-and-protects-against-apoptosis-via-pi3k-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-pathway-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Wenqian Zhang, Ying Cui, Junling Gao, Ran Li, Xiaohua Jiang, Yanxia Tian, Kaijie Wang, Jianzhong Cui
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect of recombinant osteopontin (r-OPN) on apoptotic changes via modulating phosphoinositide-3-kinase/Akt/glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β) signaling in a rat model of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). MATERIAL AND METHODS We subjected 10-12-week-old Sprague-Dawley male rats (n=120) to injection of autologous blood into the right basal ganglia to induce ICH or sham surgery. ICH animals received vehicle administration, r-OPN (4 μL/pup), or r-OPN combined with phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor wortmannin (86 ng/pup) at 30 min after injury...
March 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511968/amphetamine-neurotoxicity-in-pc12-cells-through-the-pp2a-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
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Wenji He, Xinyu Yan, Sanqiang Pan
Amphetamine (AMPH) abuse can influence neuropsychiatric disorders and cell apoptosis by interfering with the protein kinase B/ glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (AKT/GSK3β) pathway. However, the mechanisms underlying this regulation are poorly understood. Using PC12 cells, we found that AMPH inhibited AKT and GSK-3β phosphorylation levels and increased total GSK-3β levels. Furthermore, AMPH caused an increase in the activity of protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A), a signaling protein upstream of AKT, which in turn inhibited phosphorylated AKT levels...
March 6, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466765/genetic-or-pharmacological-superoxide-hydrogen-peroxide-imbalances-modulate-the-in-vitro-effects-of-lithium-on-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE
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Fernanda Barbisan, Verônica Farina Azzolin, Gustavo Cardenas Monteiro, Cibele F Teixeira, Moisés Henrique Mastella, Vitor Bueno, Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte, Glauber Wagner, Pedro Antônio Schmidt do Prado-Lima, Euler Esteves Ribeiro, Ivana B M da Cruz
INTRODUCTION: Lithium (Li), a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder (BP) symptoms has important anti-inflammatory effects by downregulation of glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK-3β). However, sometime Li effect is not efficient in some patients suggesting genetic interference. Previous investigations described association between a genetic superoxide‑hydrogen (S-HP) imbalance caused by a superoxide dismutase manganese dependent gene polymorphism (Val16Ala-SOD2 SNP, rs4880) and differential anti-inflammatory response of some drugs and bioactive molecules...
May 20, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427776/beta-estradiol-and-norepinephrine-treatment-of-differentiated-sh-sy5y-cells-enhances-tau-phosphorylation-at-ser-396-and-ser-262-via-ampk-but-not-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Shohreh Majd, Zohreh Majd, Simon Koblar, John Power
Hyperphosphorylation of tau is one of the main hallmarks for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and many other tauopathies. Norepinephrine (NE), a stress-related hormone and 17-β-estradiol (E2) thought to influence tau phosphorylation (p-tau) and AD pathology. The controversy around the impact of NE and E2 requires further clarification. Moreover, the combination effect of physiological and psychological stress and estrogen alteration during menopause, which affect p-tau, has not been addressed. Exposure to E2 is believed to reduce NE release, however, the link between these two hormones and AD at cellular level was also remained unknown...
April 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410165/mid-gestational-sevoflurane-exposure-inhibits-fetal-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-and-impairs-postnatal-learning-and-memory-function-in-a-dose-dependent-manner
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yuan Wang, Shaowei Yin, Hang Xue, Yating Yang, Nan Zhang, Ping Zhao
Advancements in fetal intervention procedures have led to increases in the number of pregnant women undergoing general anesthesia during the second trimester-a period characterized by extensive proliferation of fetal neural stem cells (NSCs). However, few studies have investigated the effects of mid-gestational sevoflurane exposure on fetal NSC proliferation or postnatal learning and memory function. In the present study, pregnant rats were randomly assigned to a control group (C group), a low sevoflurane concentration group (2%; L group), a high sevoflurane concentration group (3...
March 15, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352484/melatonin-ameliorates-a%C3%AE-42-induced-alteration-of-%C3%AE-app-processing-secretases-via-the-melatonin-receptor-through-the-pin1-gsk3%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Vorapin Chinchalongporn, Mayuri Shukla, Piyarat Govitrapong
Melatonin is involved in the physiological regulation of the β-amyloid precursor protein (βAPP)-cleaving secretases which are responsible for generation of the neurotoxic amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. In this study, we aimed to determine the underlying mechanisms of this regulation under pathological conditions. We establish that melatonin prevents Aβ42 -induced downregulation of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 10 (ADAM10) as well as upregulation of β-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) and presenilin 1 (PS1) in SH-SY5Y cell cultures...
May 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
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
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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/29179460/gsk-3%C3%AE-phosphorylation-dependent-degradation-of-znf281-by-%C3%AE-trcp2-suppresses-colorectal-cancer-progression
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Yuekun Zhu, Qingxin Zhou, Guiling Zhu, Yanwei Xing, Shiqiang Li, Niansheng Ren, Tianyou Liu, Anlong Zhu, Yuxian Bai, Daxun Piao
Zinc finger protein 281 (ZNF281) has been recently shown to be critical for CRC progression. However, the immediate upstream regulators of ZNF281 remain unclear. Here we reported that the E3 ligase the β-transducin repeat-containing protein 2 (β-TrCP2) governs the ubiquitination and degradation of ZNF281. In human CRC specimens, endogenous β-TrCP2 were inversely correlated with ZNF281. Beta-TrCP2 reversed the phenotype of CRC cell with overexpressed ZNF281. Moreover, we found that glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β), not GSK-α, could bind to and phosphorylate ZNF281 at one consensus motif (TSGEHS; phosphorylation site is shown in italics), which promotes the interaction of ZNF281 with β-TrCP2, not β-TrCP1, and leads to the subsequent ubiquitination and degradation of phosphorylated ZNF281...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144001/biological-evaluation-and-energetic-analyses-of-novel-gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibitors
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Denan Zhang, Lei Liu, Lin Pang, Qing Jin, Kehui Ke, Ming Hu, Jingbo Yang, Weifang Ma, Hongbo Xie, Xiujie Chen
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK-3β) is involved in multiple signaling pathways. Consistent with its critical roles in normal cells, abnormalities in GSK-3β activity have been implicated in diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson disease, and Alzheimer's disease. In this study, a series of new scaffolds of small molecule inhibitors of GSK-3β were identified by virtual screening and bioassay. Candidates that adhere to drug-like criteria from a virtual library of compounds were tested using computational docking studies...
April 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107899/role-of-micrornas-in-senescence-and-its-contribution-to-peripheral-neuropathy-in-the-arsenic-exposed-population-of-west-bengal-india
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Debmita Chatterjee, Apurba Bandyopadhyay, Nilendu Sarma, Santanu Basu, Tarit Roychowdhury, Sib Sankar Roy, Ashok K Giri
Arsenic induced senescence (AIS) has been identified in the population of West Bengal, India very recently. Also there is a high incidence of arsenic induced peripheral neuropathy (PN) throughout India. However, the epigenetic regulation of AIS and its contribution in arsenic induced PN remains unexplored. We recruited seventy two arsenic exposed and forty unexposed individuals from West Bengal to evaluate the role of senescence associated miRNAs (SA-miRs) in AIS and their involvement if any, in PN. The downstream molecules of the miRNA associated with the disease outcome, was also checked by immuoblotting...
February 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081063/selenium-and-zinc-against-a%C3%AE-25-35-induced-cytotoxicity-and-tau-phosphorylation-in-pc12-cells-and-inhibits-%C3%AE-cleavage-of-app
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Guang-Zhe Li, Fang Liu, Cui Xu, Jing-Yang Li, Yan-Ji Xu
Amyloid beta (Aβ) is the main component of the amyloid plaques that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer patients. The present study was conducted to investigate whether the combined treatment with selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) offers more beneficial effects than that provided by either of them alone in reversing Aβ25-35-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells. Cells were pretreated with 0.1 μmol/L of Se and Zn for 4 h, after treated with 10 mmol/L Aβ25-35 for 24 h. Cells were divided into control and five treated groups, and received either 10 mmol/L Aβ25-35,10 mmol/L Aβ25-35 + 0...
October 28, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058041/dihydromyricetin-exerts-a-rapid-antidepressant-like-effect-in-association-with-enhancement-of-bdnf-expression-and-inhibition-of-neuroinflammation
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Zhaoxiang Ren, Pengju Yan, Liushuai Zhu, Huicui Yang, Yafei Zhao, Brian P Kirby, John L Waddington, Xuechu Zhen
RATIONALE: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly prevalent illness that affects large populations across the world, and increasing evidence suggests that neuroinflammation and levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are closely related to depression. Dihydromyricetin (DHM) is a kind of flavonoid natural product that has been reported to display multiple pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties, and these may contribute to ameliorate MDD...
January 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981597/effects-of-cannabidiol-interactions-with-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-ppar%C3%AE-on-oxidative-stress-and-neuroinflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease, in which the primary etiology remains unknown. AD presents amyloid beta (Aβ) protein aggregation and neurofibrillary plaque deposits. AD shows oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. In AD, canonical Wingless-Int (Wnt)/β-catenin pathway is downregulated, whereas peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is increased. Downregulation of Wnt/β-catenin, through activation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) by Aβ, and inactivation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt signaling involve oxidative stress in AD...
October 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971796/mir-21-functions-oppositely-in-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-neural-stem-precursor-cells-via-regulating-akt-and-gsk-3%C3%AE
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X Gao, X Li, C Qian, F Li, Y Zhang, L Dang, X Xiao, F Liu, H Li, X Zhang
MicroRNA involves in regulating behavior of neural stem/precursor cells (NSPCs), thus it offers the potential to treat central nervous system disease. However, the effect of miR-21 on NSPCs remains unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that miR-21 reduced proliferation and promoted neural differentiation in NSPCs via regulating the activation of AKT and GSK-3β signaling pathways in vitro. During differentiation of NSPCs, the expression of miR-21 was increased in a time-dependent manner by qRT-PCR. Synthesized pre-miR-21 or anti-miR-21 was transfected into NSPCs, thereby efficiently overexpressing or knocking down miR-21...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960426/bio-allieviated-compressive-mechanical-force-mediated-mandibular-cartilage-pathological-changes-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-activation
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Yuan-Yuan Jiang, Juan Wen, Cheng Gong, Shuang Lin, Ca Ixia Zhang, Sheng Chen, Wei Cheng, Huang Li
Osteoarthritis induced by compressive mechanical force is characterized by decreased chondrocyte proliferation and degradation of the ECM. To examine underlying mechanisms of the pathological changes of mandibular cartilage induced by compressive mechanical force, an established animal model was used to examine Wnt signaling activation by glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK3β) inhibitor 6-Bromoindirubin-3'-oxime (BIO) injection in vivo. Histological changes in mandibular cartilage were assessed via hematoxylin & eosin (HE), masson, and alcian blue staining...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930531/isolongifolene-attenuates-rotenone-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
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Rengasamy Balakrishnan, Namasivayam Elangovan, Thangavel Mohankumar, Jegadeesan Nataraj, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Mohamed Musthafa Essa, Mohammed Akbar, Mohammed Abdul Sattar Khan
The present study was carried out to investigate the neuroprotective effects of isolongifolene (ILF), a tricyclic sesquiterpene of Murraya koenigii, against rotenone-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and apoptosis in a cellular model. SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells were divided into four experimental groups (control, rotenone (100 nM), ILF (10 microM) + rotenone (100 nanoM), ILF 10 microM alone treated) based on 3-(4, 5-dimethyl 2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The results of the present study showed that the ILF treatment significantly alleviated rotenone-induced cytotoxicity, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in SH-SY5Y cells...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
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