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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061787/plasma-markers-of-inflammation-and-hemostatic-and-endothelial-activity-in-naturally-overweight-and-obese-dogs
#1
R Barić Rafaj, J Kuleš, A Marinculić, A Tvarijonaviciute, J Ceron, Ž Mihaljević, A Tumpa, V Mrljak
BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the most prevalent health problems in the canine population. While haemostatic parameters and markers of endothelial function have been evaluated in various disease conditions in dogs, there are no studies of these markers in canine obesity. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of naturally gained weight excess and obesity on inflammatory, hemostatic and endothelial biomarkers in dogs. A total of 37 overweight and obese dogs were compared with 28 normal weight dogs...
January 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059131/dioscin-relieves-endotoxemia-induced-acute-neuro-inflammation-and-protect-neurogenesis-via-improving-5-ht-metabolism
#2
Rui Yang, Wei Chen, Ye Lu, Yingke Li, Hongli Du, Songyan Gao, Xin Dong, Hongbin Yuan
Sepsis, in addition to causing fatality, is an independent risk factor for cognitive impairment among sepsis survivors. The pathologic mechanism of endotoxemia induced acute neuro-inflammation still has not been fully understood. For the first time, we found the disruption of neurotransmitters 5-HT, impaired neurogenesis and activation of astrocytes coupled with concomitant neuro-inflammation were the potential pathogenesis of endotoxemia induced acute neuro-inflammation in sepsis survivors. In addition, dioscin a natural steroidal saponin isolated from Chinese medicinal herbs, enhanced the serotonergic system and produced anti-depressant effect by enhancing 5-HT levels in hippocampus...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025045/a-novel-role-for-nhp6-proteins-in-histone-gene-regulation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#3
Diletta Durano, Andrea Lukacs, Francesca Di Felice, Gioacchino Micheli, Giorgio Camilloni
Maintaining a stable and balanced histone pool is of paramount importance for genome stability and fine regulation of DNA replication and transcription. This involves a complex regulatory machinery, exploiting transcription factors as well as histone chaperones, chromatin remodelers and modifiers. The functional details of this machinery are as yet unclear. Previous studies report histone decrease in mammalian and yeast HMGB family mutants. In this study we find that Nhp6 proteins, the S. cerevisiae HMGB1 homologues, control histone gene expression by affecting nucleosome stability at regulative regions of the histone clusters...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011583/association-of-serum-hmgb2-level-with-mace-at-1-month-of-myocardial-infarction-aggravation-of-myocardial-ischemic-injury-in-rat-by-hmgb2-via-ros
#4
Zhu Hui Liu, Dao Peng Dai, Feng Hua Ding, Wen Qi Pan, Yue Hua Fang, Qi Zhang, Man Li, Ping Yang, Xiao Qun Wang, Ying Shen, Ling Jie Wang, Xiao Xiang Yan, Yu Hu He, Ke Yang, Rui Yan Zhang, Wei Feng Shen, Ying Chen, Lin Lu
BACKGROUND: High-mobility group box (HMGB) family is related to inflammatory diseases. We investigated whether serum HMGB2 levels are related to myocardial infarction (MI) severity and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during MI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 432 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and 312 controls. Serum HMGB2 levels were significantly higher in MI patients than in controls. Increased HMGB2 levels were associated with MACE and negatively with ejection fraction in MI patients...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990361/upregulated-inflammatory-associated-factors-and-blood-retinal-barrier-changes-in-the-retina-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-model
#5
Rui-Jin Ran, Xiao-Ying Zheng, Li-Ping Du, Xue-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Li Chen, Shen-Yin Zhu
AIM: To examine the expression of high mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in the retina and the hippocampal tissues; and further to evaluate the association of these two molecules with the alterations of blood-retinal barrier (BRB) and blood-brain barrier (BBB) in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM) model was established with a high-fat and high-glucose diet combined with streptozotocin (STZ)...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981190/stress-induced-neuroinflammatory-priming-a-liability-factor-in-the-etiology-of-psychiatric-disorders
#6
REVIEW
Matthew G Frank, Michael D Weber, Linda R Watkins, Steven F Maier
Stress and glucocorticoids (GCs) have universally been considered to be anti-inflammatory, however in recent years, stress and GCs have been found to exert permissive effects (immunological priming) on neuroinflammatory processes. This phenomenon of priming is characterized by prior stress or GC exposure potentiating the neuroinflammatory response to a subsequent immune challenge. A considerable body of evidence is discussed here that supports this permissive effect of stress and GCs. In light of this evidence, a mechanism of neuroinflammatory priming is proposed involving a signal cascade in the brain involving danger-associated molecular patterns (HMGB-1) and inflammasomes (NLRP3), which results in an exaggerated or amplified neuroinflammatory response and subsequently, the amplification of the physiological and behavioral sequelae of this response (i...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942008/the-dpp4-inhibitor-linagliptin-protects-from-experimental-diabetic-retinopathy
#7
Nadine Dietrich, Matthias Kolibabka, Stephanie Busch, Petra Bugert, Ulrike Kaiser, Jihong Lin, Thomas Fleming, Michael Morcos, Thomas Klein, Andrea Schlotterer, Hans-Peter Hammes
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) inhibitors improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes, however, their influence on the retinal neurovascular unit remains unclear. METHODS: Vasculo- and neuroprotective effects were assessed in experimental diabetic retinopathy and high glucose-cultivated C. elegans, respectively. In STZ-diabetic Wistar rats (diabetes duration of 24 weeks), DPP4 activity (fluorometric assay), GLP-1 (ELISA), methylglyoxal (LC-MS/MS), acellular capillaries and pericytes (quantitative retinal morphometry), SDF-1a and heme oxygenase-1 (ELISA), HMGB-1, Iba1 and Thy1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908811/decreased-serum-levels-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-hmgb-1-after-graft-replacement-or-stenting-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#8
Daiki Ousaka, Yasuhiro Fujii, Susumu Oozawa, Masahiro Nishibori, Yosuke Kuroko, Zenichi Masuda, Shunji Sano
OBJECTIVES: High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB-1) is a key substance mediating inflammation and development of atherosclerotic lesions (AL), including abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Serum levels of HMGB-1 are increased in patients with AAA than in normal controls because the ALs in AAAs secrete HMGB-1. We therefore postulate that the serum HMGB-1 level should decrease after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) or open aortic repair (OAR). However, there is no evidence of this in the literature...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903656/yeast-hmo1-linker-histone-reinvented
#9
REVIEW
Arvind Panday, Anne Grove
Eukaryotic genomes are packaged in chromatin. The higher-order organization of nucleosome core particles is controlled by the association of the intervening linker DNA with either the linker histone H1 or high mobility group box (HMGB) proteins. While H1 is thought to stabilize the nucleosome by preventing DNA unwrapping, the DNA bending imposed by HMGB may propagate to the nucleosome to destabilize chromatin. For metazoan H1, chromatin compaction requires its lysine-rich C-terminal domain, a domain that is buried between globular domains in the previously characterized yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae linker histone Hho1p...
March 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872202/genome-wide-overexpression-screen-identifies-genes-able-to-bypass-p16-mediated-senescence-in-melanoma
#10
Won Jae Lee, Dubravka Škalamera, Mareike Dahmer-Heath, Konstanin Shakhbazov, Max V Ranall, Carly Fox, Duncan Lambie, Alexander J Stevenson, Paul Yaswen, Thomas J Gonda, Brian Gabrielli
Malignant melanomas often arise from nevi, which result from initial oncogene-induced hyperproliferation of melanocytes that are maintained in a CDKN2A/p16-mediated senescent state. Thus, genes that can bypass this senescence barrier are likely to contribute to melanoma development. We have performed a gain-of-function screen of 17,030 lentivirally expressed human open reading frames (ORFs) in a melanoma cell line containing an inducible p16 construct to identify such genes. Genes known to bypass p16-induced senescence arrest, including the human papilloma virus 18 E7 gene (HPV18E7), and genes such as the p16-binding CDK6 with expected functions, as well as panel of novel genes, were identified, including high-mobility group box (HMGB) proteins...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869797/the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-impairs-collateral-formation-in-both-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-mice
#11
Laura M Hansen, Divya Gupta, Giji Joseph, Daiana Weiss, W Robert Taylor
Diabetics often have poor perfusion in their limbs as a result of peripheral artery disease and an impaired ability to generate collateral vessels. The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is one protein that is thought to play a detrimental role in collateral development in diabetics due to increased levels of advanced glycation end products (AGE), one of its ligands, in diabetes. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the role of RAGE in both diabetic and non-diabetic settings in a model of collateral formation in mice...
January 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860296/impact-of-subnormothermic-machine-perfusion-preservation-in-severely-steatotic-rat-livers-a-detailed-assessment-in-an-isolated-setting
#12
Y Okamura, K Hata, H Tanaka, H Hirao, T Kubota, O Inamoto, S Kageyama, I Tamaki, N Yermek, J Yoshikawa, S Uemoto
The current drastic shortage of donor organs has led to acceptance of extended-criteria donors for transplantation, despite higher risk of primary nonfunction. Here, we report the impact of subnormothermic machine perfusion (SMP) preservation on the protection of >50% macrosteatotic livers. Dietary hepatic steatosis was induced in Wistar rats via 2-day fasting and subsequent 3-day re-feeding with a fat-free, carbohydrate-rich diet. This protocol induces 50-60% macrovesicular steatosis, which should be discarded when preserved via cold storage (CS)...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860073/oligomerization-of-hmo1-mediated-by-box-a-is-essential-for-dna-binding-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#13
Koji Kasahara, Ayako Higashino, Satoru Unzai, Hirofumi Yoshikawa, Tetsuro Kokubo
Hmo1, a member of HMGB family proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, binds to and regulates the transcription of genes encoding ribosomal RNA and ribosomal proteins. The functional motifs of Hmo1 include two HMG-like motifs, box A and box B, and a C-terminal tail. To elucidate the molecular roles of the HMG-like boxes in DNA binding in vivo, we analyzed the DNA-binding activity of various Hmo1 mutants using ChIP or reporter assays that enabled us to conveniently detect Hmo1 binding to the promoter of RPS5, a major target gene of Hmo1...
December 2016: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847406/high-mobility-group-box-1-a-missing-link-between-diabetes-and-its-complications
#14
REVIEW
Han Wu, Zheng Chen, Jun Xie, Li-Na Kang, Lian Wang, Biao Xu
High mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1), a damage-associated molecular pattern, can be actively or passively released from various cells under different conditions and plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of inflammation and angiogenesis-dependent diseases. More and more evidence suggests that inflammation, in addition to its role in progression of diabetes, also promotes initiation and development of diabetic complications. In this review, we focus on the role of HMGB-1 in diabetes-related complications and the therapeutic strategies targeting HMGB-1 in diabetic complications...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833703/reduced-hmgb-1-mediated-pathway-and-oxidative-stress-in-resveratrol-treated-diabetic-mice-a-possible-mechanism-of-cardioprotection-of-resveratrol-in-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Han Wu, Zhen-Qiang Sheng, Jun Xie, Ran Li, Liang Chen, Guan-Nan Li, Lian Wang, Biao Xu
Myocardial fibrosis and inflammation are intricately linked in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), and resveratrol has been shown to attenuate oxidative stress, inflammation, and fibrosis in several cell types or animal models. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB 1), a proinflammatory cytokine, has been reported to regulate fibrosis and inflammation in various organs. Then the present study aimed to reveal the expression of HMGB 1-mediated signaling pathway and oxidative stress in resveratrol-treated diabetic mice. The significant increase in serum HMGB 1 concentration in diabetic mice was attenuated by treatment with resveratrol...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804999/overexpression-of-soluble-rage-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-their-immunoregulatory-potential-for-cellular-therapy-in-autoimmune-arthritis
#16
Min-Jung Park, Seung Hoon Lee, Su-Jin Moon, Jung-Ah Lee, Eun-Jung Lee, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin-Sil Park, Jennifer Lee, Jun-Ki Min, Seok Jung Kim, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are attractive agents for cellular therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) serves as a pattern recognition receptor for endogenous inflammatory ligands. Soluble RAGE (sRAGE) is a truncated form of RAGE that functions as a decoy and acts as an anti-inflammatory molecule. The aim of this study was to determine whether sRAGE has therapeutic effects and the mechanisms active in sRAGE-overexpressing MSCs (sRAGE-MSCs) in an experimental model of RA...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796342/single-multiplex-detection-of-organ-injury-biomarkers-using-spri-based-nano-immunosensor
#17
Effat Zeidan, Siqi Li, Zhiguo Zhou, Jennifer Miller, Marinella G Sandros
The clinical assessment of multiple organ dysfunctions at early stages is recognized to be an important factor in prompting definitive treatment decisions that prevent irreversible organ damage. In this article, we propose a real-time, label-free, and multiplex nanoenhanced SPRi platform to quantitatively assess two biomarkers, kidney injury molecule (KIM-1) and high mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) simultaneously in buffer. Our work involves three major contributions in the design of the immunosensor: (1) we applied site-specific immobilization of antibodies to the solid surface that avoids loss of biological activity caused by covalent attachment; (2) we constructed a well-blocked sensor surface that exhibits minimal non-specific adsorption for singleplex measurements of each biomarker in buffer; and (3) we adopted a sandwich assay that implements functionalized quantum dots (NanoEnhancers) as signal amplifiers to achieve a sensitivity level of 5 pg/mL for KIM-1 and HMGB-1 in buffer...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792788/trem-1-hmgb1-and-rage-in-the-shoulder-tendon-dual-mechanisms-for-inflammation-based-on-the-coincidence-of-glenohumeral-arthritis
#18
Finosh G Thankam, Matthew F Dilisio, Nicholas E Dietz, Devendra K Agrawal
Rotator cuff injury (RCI) is a major musculoskeletal disorder in the adult population where inflammation and pain are major contributing factors. Coincidence of other clinical conditions like glenohumeral arthritis aggravates inflammation and delays the healing response. The mechanism and signaling factors underlying the sustenance of inflammation in the rotator cuff joint are largely unknown. The present article aims to elucidate the involvement of inflammatory molecule, TREM-1 (Triggering Receptors Expressed on Myeloid cells-1), and danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), including high mobility group protein 1 (HMGB-1) and RAGE (receptor for advanced glycation end products), in the setting of RCI with respect to the severity of glenohumeral arthritis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738641/plasma-c1q-tnf-related-protein-3-ctrp-3-and-high-mobility-group-box-1-hmgb-1-concentrations-in-subjects-with-prediabetes-and-type-2-diabetes
#19
Huili Wei, Hua Qu, Hang Wang, Huacong Deng
Aims. To detect the association of C1q/TNF-related protein-3 (CTRP-3) and high-mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) in subjects with prediabetes (pre-DM) and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (nT2DM). Methods. 224 eligible participants were included. The 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and several clinical parameters of metabolic disorders and cytokines were measured. All participants were divided into three groups: normal glucose tolerance (NGT, n = 62), pre-DM (n = 111), and nT2DM group (n = 56). Results...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725858/microrna-218-modulates-activities-of-glioma-cells-by-targeting-hmgb1
#20
Jianjun Gu, Rong Xu, Yaxing Li, Jianhe Zhang, Shousen Wang
To explore the effects of microRNA-218 (miR-218) on glioma cell lines and the related mechanism. U251 and U87 cells were transfected with negative control, miR-218 mimic or miR-218 inhibitor using lipofectamine 2000. The expressions of mRNA and proteins were detected with qRT-PCR and Western blotting. The cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion were studied using MTT, flow cytometry, Transwell assay and scratch-wound assay, respectively. The targeting effect of HMGB1 by miR-218 was measured with luciferase reporter assay...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
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