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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537913/interaction-of-microrna-21-145-and-smad3-domain-specific-phosphorylation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#1
Ji Yu Wang, Meng Fang, Alex Boye, Chao Wu, Jia Jun Wu, Ying Ma, Shu Hou, Yue Kan, Yan Yang
MicroRNAs 21 and 145 exhibit inverse expression in Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but how they relate to Smad3 C-terminal and Link region phosphorylation (pSmad3C and pSmad3L) downstream of TGF-β/MAPK signaling, remains inconclusive. Our results suggest microRNA-145 targets Smad3 in HepG2 cells. Decreased tumor volume and increased apoptosis were produced in both microRNA-21 antagomir and microRNA-145 agomir groups compared to controls. Inhibition of TβRI and MAPK (ERK, JNK, and p38) activation respectively produced decreased microRNA-21 but increased microRNA-145 expression...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537892/effects-and-related-mechanisms-of-serotonin-on-malignant-biological-behavior-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-regulation-of-yap
#2
Sushun Liu, Runchen Miao, Mimi Zhai, Qing Pang, Yan Deng, Sinan Liu, Kai Qu, Chang Liu, Jingyao Zhang
5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) and Yes-associated protein (Yap), which act as a mitogen and an oncogene, respectively, play an important role in tumors. Here, we investigated whether 5-HT could affect the hepatocarcinogenic process via promoting the activation and expression of Yap, as well as the possible underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that 5-HT promoted hepatoma cell proliferation, invasion and metastasis via regulating Yap expression in vitro and in vivo, and Yap knockdown had opposite effects...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537876/activation-of-perk-branch-of-er-stress-mediates-homocysteine-induced-bkca%C3%A2-channel-dysfunction-in-coronary-artery-via-foxo3a-dependent-regulation-of-atrogin-1
#3
Wen-Tao Sun, Xiang-Chong Wang, Shiu-Kwong Mak, Guo-Wei He, Xiao-Cheng Liu, Malcolm John Underwood, Qin Yang
The molecular mechanism of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in vascular pathophysiology remains inadequately understood. We studied the role of ER stress in homocysteine-induced impairment of coronary dilator function, with uncovering the molecular basis of the effect of ER stress on smooth muscle large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (BKCa) channels. The vasodilatory function of BKCa channels was studied in a myograph using endothelium-denuded porcine small coronary arteries. Primary cultured porcine coronary artery smooth muscle cells were used for mRNA and protein measurements and current recording of BKCa channels...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537833/bringing-transparency-to-medicine-exploring-physicians-views-and-experiences-of-the-sunshine-act
#4
Susan Chimonas, Nicholas J DeVito, David J Rothman
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA) requires health care product manufacturers to report to the federal government payments more than $10 to physicians. Bringing unprecedented transparency to medicine, PPSA holds great potential for enabling medical stakeholders to manage conflicts of interest (COI) and build patient trust-crucial responsibilities of medical professionalism. The authors conducted six focus groups with 42 physicians in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC, to explore attitudes and experiences around PPSA...
June 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529967/data-in-support-of-a-harmine-derived-beta-carboline-in-vitro-effects-in-cancer-cells-through-protein-synthesis
#5
Annelise Carvalho, Jennifer Chu, Céline Meinguet, Robert Kiss, Guy Vandenbussche, Bernard Masereel, Johan Wouters, Alexander Kornienko, Jerry Pelletier, Véronique Mathieu
A harmine-derived beta-carboline, CM16, inhibits cancer cells growth through its effects on protein synthesis, as described in "A harmine-derived beta-carboline displays anti-cancer effects in vitro by targeting protein synthesis" (Carvalho et al., 2017)[1]. This data article provides accompanying data on CM16 cytostatic evaluation in cancer cells as well as data related to its effects on transcription and translation. After confirming the cytostatic effect of CM16, we investigated its ability to arrest the cell cycle in the glioma Hs683 and SKMEL-28 melanoma cell lines but no modification was evidenced...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522750/inhibition-of-mitochondrial-matrix-chaperones-and-anti-apoptotic-bcl-2-family-proteins-empower-antitumor-therapeutic-responses
#6
Georg Karpel-Massler, Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Rolando Perez-Lorenzo, Basil Horst, Matei Banu, Kevin A Roth, Jeffrey N Bruce, Peter Canoll, Dario C Altieri, Markus D Siegelin
Rational therapeutic approaches based on synthetic lethality may improve cancer management. Based on a high-throughput drug screen, we provide preclinical proof of concept that targeting the mitochondrial Hsp90 chaperone network (mtHsp90) and inhibition of Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and Mcl-1 is sufficient to elicit synthetic lethality in tumors recalcitrant to therapy. Our analyses focused on BH3 mimetics that are broad acting (ABT263 and Obatoclax) or selective (ABT199, WEHI-539 and A1210477), along with the established mitochondrial matrix chaperone inhibitor Gamitrinib-TPP...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522733/activation-of-perk-elicits-memory-impairment-through-inactivation-of-creb-and-downregulation-of-psd95-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#7
Tanusree Sen, Rajaneesh Gupta, Helen Kaiser, Nilkantha Sen
The PKR-like ER kinase (PERK) a transmembrane protein resides in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and activation of PERK serve as a key sensor of ER-stress which has been implicated in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The loss of memory is one of the most common symptoms following TBI; however, the precise role of PERK activation in memory impairment after TBI has not been well elucidated. Here we have shown that blocking the activation of PERK using GSK2656157 prevents the loss of dendritic spines and rescues memory deficits following TBI...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521305/bushen-yizhi-formula-ameliorates-cognitive-dysfunction-through-sirt1-er-stress-pathway-in-samp8-mice
#8
Shi-Jie Zhang, Ting-Ting Xu, Lin Li, Yu-Min Xu, Zi-Ling Qu, Xin-Chen Wang, Shui-Qing Huang, Yi Luo, Na-Chuan Luo, Ping Lu, Ya-Fei Shi, Xin Yang, Qi Wang
The Chinese formula Bushen-Yizhi (BSYZ) has been reported to ameliorate cognitive dysfunction. However the mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we employ an aging model, SAMP8 mice, to explore whether BSYZ could protect dementia through SIRT1/endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathway. Morris water maze and the fearing condition test results show that oral administration of BSYZ (1.46 g/kg/d, 2.92 g/kg/d and 5.84 g/kg/d) and donepezil (3 mg/kg/d) shorten the escape latency, increase the crossing times of the original position of the platform and the time spent in the target quadrant, and increase the freezing time...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516219/decreased-sensory-nerve-excitation-and-bone-pain-associated-with-mouse-lewis-lung-cancer-in-trpv1-deficient-mice
#9
Hiroki Wakabayashi, Satoshi Wakisaka, Toru Hiraga, Kenji Hata, Riko Nishimura, Makoto Tominaga, Toshiyuki Yoneda
Bone pain is one of the most common and life-limiting complications of cancer metastasis to bone. Although the mechanism of bone pain still remains poorly understood, bone pain is evoked as a consequence of sensitization and excitation of sensory nerves (SNs) innervating bone by noxious stimuli produced in the microenvironment of bone metastases. We showed that bone is innervated by calcitonin gene-related protein (CGRP)(+) SNs extending from dorsal root ganglia (DRG), the cell body of SNs, in mice. Mice intratibially injected with Lewis lung cancer (LLC) cells showed progressive bone pain evaluated by mechanical allodynia and flinching with increased CGRP(+) SNs in bone and augmented SN excitation in DRG as indicated by elevated numbers of pERK- and pCREB-immunoreactive neurons...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515334/central-acting-therapeutics-alleviate-respiratory-weakness-caused-by-heart-failure-induced-ventilatory-overdrive
#10
Andrew J Foster, Mathew J Platt, Jason S Huber, Ashley L Eadie, Alicia M Arkell, Nadya Romanova, David C Wright, Todd E Gillis, Coral L Murrant, Keith R Brunt, Jeremy A Simpson
Diaphragmatic weakness is a feature of heart failure (HF) associated with dyspnea and exertional fatigue. Most studies have focused on advanced stages of HF, leaving the cause unresolved. The long-standing theory is that pulmonary edema imposes a mechanical stress, resulting in diaphragmatic remodeling, but stable HF patients rarely exhibit pulmonary edema. We investigated how diaphragmatic weakness develops in two mouse models of pressure overload-induced HF. As in HF patients, both models had increased eupneic respiratory pressures and ventilatory drive...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510126/dehydrin-stress-proteins-in-pinus-sylvestris-l-needles-under-conditions-of-extreme-climate-of-yakutia
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T D Tatarinova, A A Perk, V V Bubyakina, I V Vasilieva, A G Ponomarev, T C Maximov
This is the first study to investigate stress proteins dehydrins with the use of specific antibodies in the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) needles and their changes in the annual cycle under extreme climate of Yakutia. No pronounced polymorphism of major dehydrins (14-15 and 66 kDa) has been found during the winter dormancy period of P. sylvestris. A clear correlation between the seasonal variations in dehydrins and changes in the water content in needles was revealed. Consistently high levels of dehydrins was retained throughout the period of low negative temperatures...
March 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507169/human-neutrophil-elastase-induces-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-activating-the-perk-chop-branch-of-the-unfolded-protein-response
#12
Irina Grechowa, Sven Horke, Anja Wallrath, Christian-Friedrich Vahl, Bernhard Dorweiler
Human neutrophil elastase impacts on atherosclerotic plaque stability by inducing apoptosis in endothelial cells. Our aim was to investigate the proapoptotic mechanism of elastase on endothelial cells and to evaluate the presence of elastase in human plaque material. Human endothelial cells were treated with purified human neutrophil elastase. Apoptosis was assayed by capsase-3/7 activation, TUNEL, and sub-G1 assay. Activation of unfolded protein response (UPR) effector molecules binding Ig protein, soluble X-binding protein-1, protein kinase RNA-like ER kinase (PERK), and C/EBP-homologous protein (CHOP) was analyzed by RT-PCR, immunocytochemistry, and Western blot...
May 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507081/reversion-of-anergy-signatures-in-clonal-cd21low-b-cells-of-mixed-cryoglobulinemia-after-clearance-of-hcv-viremia
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Martina Del Padre, Laura Todi, Milica Mitrevski, Ramona Marrapodi, Stefania Colantuono, Massimo Fiorilli, Milvia Casato, Marcella Visentini
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) by driving clonal expansion of IgM(+)CD27(+) B cells. These cells display both the features of anergy induced by continual engagement of the B cell receptor (BCR), such as high expression of phosphorylated extracellular signal regulated kinase (pERK) and reduced lifespan, and of virus-specific exhaustion such as CD21(low) phenotype and defective response to ligation of BCR and Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9). Usually MC regresses after eradication of HCV with interferon, whose immunomodulatory activity might contribute to this effect...
May 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506310/unexpected-evolutionarily-conserved-rapid-effects-of-viral-infection-on-oxytocin-receptor-and-tgf-%C3%AE-psmad3
#14
Yutong Liu, Irina Conboy
BACKGROUND: shRNA lentiviral vectors are extensively used for gene knockdowns in mammalian cells, and non-target shRNAs typically are considered the proper experimental control for general changes caused by RNAi. However, the effects of non-target lentivirus controls on the modulation of cell signaling pathways remain largely unknown. In this study, we evaluated the effect of control lentiviral transduction on oxytocin receptor (OXTR) expression through the ERK/MAPK pathway in mouse and human skeletal muscle cells, on myogenic activity, and in vivo on mouse muscle regeneration...
May 15, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502979/chrysin-ameliorates-podocyte-injury-and-slit-diaphragm-protein-loss-via-inhibition-of-the-perk-eif2%C3%AE-atf-chop-pathway-in-diabetic-mice
#15
Min-Kyung Kang, Sin-Hye Park, Yun-Ho Kim, Eun-Jung Lee, Lucia Dwi Antika, Dong Yeon Kim, Yean-Jung Choi, Young-Hee Kang
Glomerular epithelial podocytes are highly specialized cells that play a crucial role in maintaining normal function of the glomerular filtration barrier via their foot processes. Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a natural flavonoid found in propolis and mushrooms that has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. This study aimed to evaluate the renoprotective effects of chrysin on podocyte apoptotic loss and slit diaphragm protein deficiency in high glucose-exposed podocytes and in db/db mouse kidneys...
May 15, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501494/focused-microwave-irradiation-assisted-immunohistochemistry-to-study-effects-of-ketamine-on-phospho-erk-expression-in-the-mouse-brain
#16
Alda Fernandes, Yu-Wen Li
Ketamine produces rapid and long-lasting antidepressant effects in depressive patients. Preclinical studies demonstrate that ketamine stimulates AMPA receptor transmission and activates BDNF/TrkB-Akt/ERK-mTOR signaling cascades, leading to a sustained increase in synaptic protein synthesis and strengthening of synaptic plasticity, a potential mechanism underlying the antidepressant effects. The purpose of this study was to develop an immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay to map the distribution of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation in the mouse brain in response to systemic ketamine treatment...
May 10, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500842/ppa1-regulates-tumor-malignant-potential-and-clinical-outcome-of-colon-adenocarcinoma-through-jnk-pathways
#17
Ping Wang, Yi Zhou, Qi Mei, Jing Zhao, Liu Huang, Qiang Fu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) represents one of the most prevalent malignancies and the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Inorganic pyrophosphatase (PPA1) is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pyrophosphate to inorganic phosphate, therefore participates in the energy metabolism. Proteomic studies have demonstrated the up-regulated expression of PPA1 in various tumors, however, its expression pattern in CRC hasn't been reported. In the current study, we used RT-qCR, Western Blot and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining to explore the expression of PPA1 in 113 paired colon cancer tissues and adjacent normal tissues, which revealed that PPA1 was correlated with lymph node metastasis...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499449/perk-induces-resistance-to-cell-death-elicited-by-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-chemotherapy
#18
Iris C Salaroglio, Elisa Panada, Enrico Moiso, Ilaria Buondonno, Paolo Provero, Menachem Rubinstein, Joanna Kopecka, Chiara Riganti
BACKGROUND: Nutrient deprivation, hypoxia, radiotherapy and chemotherapy induce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, which activates the so-called unfolded protein response (UPR). Extensive and acute ER stress directs the UPR towards activation of death-triggering pathways. Cancer cells are selected to resist mild and prolonged ER stress by activating pro-survival UPR. We recently found that drug-resistant tumor cells are simultaneously resistant to ER stress-triggered cell death. It is not known if cancer cells adapted to ER stressing conditions acquire a chemoresistant phenotype...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498443/silencing-of-both-atf4-and-perk-inhibits-cell-cycle-progression-and-promotes-the-apoptosis-of-differentiating-chondrocytes
#19
Zhimeng Wu, Meiling Li, Wei Zheng, Qin Hu, Zhi Cheng, Fengjin Guo
In the current study, we demonstrate that the silencing of protein kinase R (PKR)-like endoplasmic reticulum (ER) kinase (PERK) and activating transcription factor 6 (ATF4) (using small interfering RNA expression constructs) inhibits the chondrocyte cell cycle and proliferation in vitro and ex vivo. The silencing of PERK alone using siRNA against PERK (siPERK) led to arrest in the G1 phase, it decreased the number of cells in the S phase, and delayed progressoin to the G2‑M phase. Co-transfection with siRNA against ATF (siATF4) led to a more profound inhibitory effect on cell cycle progression...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498407/respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-accelerates-lung-fibrosis-through-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-a-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-animal-model
#20
Lina Wang, Wei Cheng, Zhimin Zhang
Emerging evidence has demonstrated that endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER) is involved in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Viral infection often triggers a hyperinflammatory response by an expansion of the ER. The present study was designed to observe the role of respiratory syncytial virus infection (RSV)‑induced ER stress on lung fibrosis. In order to determine the role of ER stress on the onset and progression of pulmonary fibrosis, mice received an intratracheal combined injection of RSV and bleomycin on day 0...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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