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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202395/sulfiredoxin-involved-in-the-protection-of-peroxiredoxins-against-hyperoxidation-in-the-early-hyperglycaemia
#1
Sa Shi, Yunqiu Guo, Yanping Lou, Quanfeng Li, Xiaona Cai, Xin Zhong, Hong Li
As a direct consequence of hyperglycaemia, the excessive generation of ROS is central to the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. We hypothesize that stimulation of high glucose (HG) results in an increased sulfiredoxin (Srx) expression, which regulates ROS signaling through reducing the hyperoxidized peroxiredoxins (Prxs). We show that hyperoxidized Prxs were initially reduced in the preliminary stage but then dramatically increased in advanced stage and these changes corresponded to a significant increase of Srx expression in the heart of diabetic rats...
February 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197812/mcpip1-contributes-to-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinomas-development
#2
Janusz Ligeza, Paulina Marona, Natalia Gach, Barbara Lipert, Katarzyna Miekus, Waclaw Wilk, Janusz Jaszczynski, Andrzej Stelmach, Agnieszka Loboda, Jozef Dulak, Wojciech Branicki, Janusz Rys, Jolanta Jura
Monocyte Chemoattractant protein-induced protein 1 (MCPIP1), also known as Regnase-1, is encoded by the ZC3H12a gene, and it mediates inflammatory processes by regulating the stability of transcripts coding for proinflammatory cytokines and controlling activity of transcription factors, such as NF-κB and AP1. We found that MCPIP1 transcript and protein levels are strongly downregulated in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) samples, which were derived from patients surgically treated for renal cancer compared to surrounded normal tissues...
February 14, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188290/activated-cdc42-associated-kinase-1-ack1-binds-the-sam-domain-of-adaptor-slp-76-and-phosphorylates-proximal-tyrosines
#3
Youg R Thaker, Asha Recino, Monika Raab, Asma Jabeen, Maja Wallberg, Nelson Fernandez, Christopher E Rudd
The adaptor protein Src homology 2 domain-containing leukocyte phospho-protein of 76 kDa (SLP-76) plays a crucial role in T-cell activation by linking antigen receptor (TCR) signals to downstream pathways. At its N-terminus, SLP-76 has three key N-terminus tyrosines (Y113, Y128 and Y145, or 3Y) as well as a sterile-α motif (SAM) domain, whose function is unclear. We previously showed that the SAM domain has two binding regions that mediate dimer and oligomer formation. In this study, we have identified SAM domain-carrying non-receptor tyrosine kinase, activated Cdc42-associated tyrosine kinase 1 (ACK1; also known as Tnk2, tyrosine kinase non receptor 2), as a novel binding partner of SLP-76...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174623/expression-patterns-of-passiflora-edulis-apetala1-fruitfull-homologues-shed-light-onto-tendril-and-corona-identities
#4
Livia C T Scorza, Jose Hernandes-Lopes, Gladys F A Melo-de-Pinna, Marcelo C Dornelas
BACKGROUND: Passiflora (passionflowers) makes an excellent model for studying plant evolutionary development. They are mostly perennial climbers that display axillary tendrils, which are believed to be modifications of the inflorescence. Passionflowers are also recognized by their unique flower features, such as the extra whorls of floral organs composed of corona filaments and membranes enclosing the nectary. Although some work on Passiflora organ ontogeny has been done, the developmental identity of both Passiflora tendrils and the corona is still controversial...
2017: EvoDevo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166220/neuronal-activity-modifies-the-chromatin-accessibility-landscape-in-the-adult-brain
#5
Yijing Su, Jaehoon Shin, Chun Zhong, Sabrina Wang, Prith Roychowdhury, Jongseuk Lim, David Kim, Guo-Li Ming, Hongjun Song
Neuronal activity-induced gene expression modulates the function and plasticity of the nervous system. It is unknown whether and to what extent neuronal activity may trigger changes in chromatin accessibility, a major mode of epigenetic regulation of gene expression. Here we compared chromatin accessibility landscapes of adult mouse dentate granule neurons in vivo before and after synchronous neuronal activation using an assay for transposase-accessible chromatin using sequencing (ATAC-seq). We found genome-wide changes 1 h after activation, with enrichment of gained-open sites at active enhancer regions and at binding sites for AP1-complex components, including c-Fos...
February 6, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127697/differential-mechanisms-of-inflammation-and-endothelial-dysfunction-by-hiv-1-subtype-b-and-recombinant-crf02_ag-tat-proteins-on-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-implications-for-viral-neuropathogenesis
#6
Biju Bhargavan, Georgette D Kanmogne
The recombinant HIV-1 CRF02_AG is prevalent in West-Central Africa but its effects on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are not known. We analyzed the effects of Tat from HIV-1 subtype-B (Tat.B) and CRF02_AG (Tat.AG) on primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMEC), the major BBB component. Exposure of HBMEC to Tat.B increased IL-6 expression and transcription by 9- (P < 0.001) and 113-fold (P < 0.001), respectively, whereas Tat.AG increased IL-6 expression and transcription by 2...
January 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121620/hypothalamic-%C3%AE-fosb-prevents-age-related-metabolic-decline-and-functions-via-sns
#7
Kazusa Sato, Anna Idelevich, Kenichi Nagano, Glenn C Rowe, Francesca Gori, Roland Baron
The ventral hypothalamus (VHT) integrates several physiological cues to maintain glucose homeostasis and energy balance. Aging is associated with increased glucose intolerance but the underlying mechanisms responsible for age-related metabolic decline, including neuronal signaling in the VHT, remain elusive. We have shown that mice with VHT-targeted overexpression of ∆FosB, a splice variant of the AP1 transcription factor FosB, exhibit increased energy expenditure, leading to decreased adiposity. Here, we show that VHT-targeted overexpression of ∆FosB also improves glucose tolerance, increases insulin sensitivity in target organs and thereby suppresses insulin secretion...
January 20, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115699/similarities-and-differences-in-the-transcriptional-control-of-expression-of-the-mouse-tslp-gene-in-skin-epidermis-and-intestinal-epithelium
#8
Krishna Priya Ganti, Atish Mukherji, Milan Surjit, Mei Li, Pierre Chambon
We previously reported that selective ablation of the nuclear receptors retinoid X receptor (RXR)-α and RXR-β in mouse epidermal keratinocytes (RXR-αβ(ep-/-)) or a topical application of active vitamin D3 (VD3) and/or all-trans retinoic acid (RA) on wild-type mouse skin induces a human atopic dermatitis-like phenotype that is triggered by an increased expression of the thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) proinflammatory cytokine. We demonstrate here that in epidermal keratinocytes, unliganded heterodimers of vitamin D receptor (VDR)/RXR-α and retinoic acid receptor-γ (RAR-γ)/RXR-β are bound as repressing complexes to their cognate DNA-binding sequence(s) (DBS) in the TSLP promoter regulatory region...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110870/combined-treatment-with-zingerone-and-its-novel-derivative-synergistically-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-migration-and-invasion-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#9
Young-Joo Kim, Youngsic Jeon, Taejung Kim, Won-Chul Lim, Jungyeob Ham, Young Nyun Park, Tae-Jin Kim, Hyeonseok Ko
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important cellular process during which polarized epithelial cells become motile mesenchymal cells, which promote cancer metastasis. Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinale, is extensively used in cooking worldwide and also as a traditional medicinal herb with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Several pungent compounds have been identified in ginger, including zingerone, which has anticancer potential. However, the role of zingerone in EMT is unclear...
December 20, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099902/anthelmintic-mebendazole-enhances-cisplatin-s-effect-on-suppressing-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-differentiation-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc
#10
Fugui Zhang, Yong Li, Hongmei Zhang, Enyi Huang, Lina Gao, Wenping Luo, Qiang Wei, Jiaming Fan, Dongzhe Song, Junyi Liao, Yulong Zou, Feng Liu, Jianxiang Liu, Jiayi Huang, Dan Guo, Chao Ma, Xue Hu, Li Li, Xiangyang Qu, Liqun Chen, Xinyi Yu, Zhicai Zhang, Tingting Wu, Hue H Luu, Rex C Haydon, Jinlin Song, Tong-Chuan He, Ping Ji
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common and aggressive types of human cancers worldwide. Nearly a half of HNSCC patients experience recurrence within five years of treatment and develop resistance to chemotherapy. Thus, there is an urgent clinical need to develop safe and novel anticancer therapies for HNSCC. Here, we investigate the possibility of repurposing the anthelmintic drug mebendazole (MBZ) as an anti-HNSCC agent. Using the two commonly-used human HNSCC lines CAL27 and SCC15, we demonstrate MBZ exerts more potent anti-proliferation activity than cisplatin in human HNSCC cells...
16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098947/conservation-vs-divergence-in-leafy-and-apetala1-functions-between-arabidopsis-thaliana-and-cardamine-hirsuta
#11
Marie Monniaux, Sarah M McKim, Maria Cartolano, Emmanuel Thévenon, François Parcy, Miltos Tsiantis, Angela Hay
A conserved genetic toolkit underlies the development of diverse floral forms among angiosperms. However, the degree of conservation vs divergence in the configuration of these gene regulatory networks is less clear. We addressed this question in a parallel genetic study between the closely related species Arabidopsis thaliana and Cardamine hirsuta. We identified leafy (lfy) and apetala1 (ap1) alleles in a mutant screen for floral regulators in C. hirsuta. C. hirsuta lfy mutants showed a complete homeotic conversion of flowers to leafy shoots, mimicking lfy ap1 double mutants in A...
January 18, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077314/biological-or-pharmacological-activation-of-protein-kinase-c-alpha-constrains-hepatitis-e-virus-replication
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Wenshi Wang, Yijin Wang, Yannick Debing, Xinying Zhou, Yuebang Yin, Lei Xu, Elena Herrera Carrillo, Johannes H Brandsma, Raymond A Poot, Ben Berkhout, Johan Neyts, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Qiuwei Pan
Although hepatitis E has emerged as a global health issue, there is limited knowledge of its infection biology and no FDA-approved medication is available. Aiming to investigate the role of protein kinases in hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection and to identify potential antiviral targets, we screened a library of pharmacological kinase inhibitors in a cell culture model, a subgenomic HEV replicon containing luciferase reporter. We identified protein kinase C alpha (PKCα) as an essential cell host factor restricting HEV replication...
January 8, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072404/autophagic-membrane-delivery-through-atg9
#13
Yuchen Feng, Daniel J Klionsky
One of the key questions regarding macroautophagy/autophagy is the mechanism through which the transmembrane protein ATG9 functions in delivering membrane to the expanding phagophore, the sequestering compartment that matures into an autophagosome. In a recent study, Zhou et al. identified a novel mechanism that regulates ATG9 trafficking from the plasma membrane and trans-Golgi network, which involves two conserved sorting signals required for ATG9 interaction with the AP1/2 adaptor complex and phosphorylation of ATG9 at Tyr8 by SRC kinase and at Ser14 by ULK1 for proper function during basal and starvation-induced autophagy...
January 10, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055014/globozoospermia-and-lack-of-acrosome-formation-in-gm130-deficient-mice
#14
Feng Han, Chunyi Liu, Lianjun Zhang, Min Chen, Yang Zhou, Yan Qin, Yaqing Wang, Min Chen, Shuguang Duo, Xiuhong Cui, Shilai Bao, Fei Gao
Globozoospermia is a common reproductive disorder that causes male infertility in humans, and the malformation or loss of acrosomes is the prominent feature of this disease. Although the acrosome is thought to be derived from the Golgi apparatus, the detailed molecular mechanisms remain unclear. GM130 is a cis-side localized Golgi matrix protein,whereas the physiological functions of this protein remain elusive. Here we showed that inactivation of GM130-caused male infertility in mouse model. The primary defects were the absence of acrosomes, round sperm heads, and aberrant assembly of the mitochondrial sheath, which comprise the characteristic features of human globozoospermia...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042029/binding-of-translation-elongation-factors-to-individual-copies-of-the-archaeal-ribosomal-stalk-protein-ap1-assembled-onto-ap0
#15
Takayoshi Honda, Hirotatsu Imai, Takahiro Suzuki, Tomohiro Miyoshi, Kosuke Ito, Toshio Uchiumi
Ribosomes in all organisms contain oligomeric and flexible proteins called stalks, which are responsible for the recruitment of translational GTPase factors to the ribosome. Archaeal ribosomes have three stalk homodimers (aP1)2 that constitute a heptameric complex with the anchor protein aP0. We investigated the factor binding ability of aP1 proteins assembled onto aP0, by gel-retardation assays. The isolated aP0(aP1)2(aP1)2(aP1)2 complex, as well as the form bound to the Escherichia coli 50S core, as a hybrid 50S particle, interacted strongly with elongation factor aEF2, but weakly with aEF1A...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030819/hyperhomocysteinemia-results-from-and-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-cyp450-metabolism-by-cyp2j2-dna-methylation
#16
Donghong Zhang, Jinli Lou, Xu Zhang, Lin Zhang, Fei Wang, Danfei Xu, Na Niu, Yidong Wang, Yue Wu, Wei Cui
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) can result from liver disease or dysfunction and further alters intracellular lipid metabolism. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) arachidonic acid epoxygenases are expressed in human cancers and promote cancer metastasis. This study explored the interaction of Hcy and CYP450 metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The levels of 4-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) isomers and their generative enzyme CYP2J2 level as well as intracellular Hcy level were higher in 42 cases of HCC than in paired non-tumor tissue...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013423/cloning-expression-profiling-and-promoter-functional-analysis-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-6-and-7-in-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#17
Qian Ma, Wenrong Feng, Zhimeng Zhuang, Shufang Liu
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play crucial roles in vertebrate developmental process and are associated with the mechanisms which drive early skeletal development. As a first approach to elucidating the role of BMPs in regulating fish bone formation and growth, we describe the cloning, expression profiling and promoter functional analysis of bmp6 and bmp7 in tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis). The full length of bmp6 and bmp7 cDNA sequences is 1939 and 1836 bp, which encodes a protein of 428 and 427 amino acids, respectively...
December 24, 2016: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013342/the-tlr4-nos1-ap1-signaling-axis-regulates-macrophage-polarization
#18
Mansi Srivastava, Uzma Saqib, Adnan Naim, Anjali Roy, Dongfang Liu, Deepak Bhatnagar, Ravinder Ravinder, Mirza Saqib Baig
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages polarize to proinflammatory M1 or anti-inflammatory M2 states with distinct physiological functions. This transition within the M1-M2 phenotypes decides the nature, duration and severity of an inflammatory response. Although there is a substantial understanding of the fate of these phenotypes, the underlying molecular mechanism of transition within the M1-M2 phenotypes is not well understood. We have investigated the role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS1)-mediated regulation of activator protein 1 (AP-1) transcription factor in macrophages as a critical effector of macrophage phenotypic change...
December 24, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007961/c-jun-dimerization-protein-2-jdp2-is-a-transcriptional-repressor-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-fsh%C3%AE-and-is-required-for-preventing-premature-reproductive-senescence-in-female-mice
#19
Carrie R Jonak, Nancy M Lainez, Lacey L Roybal, Alexa D Williamson, Djurdjica Coss
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) regulates follicular growth and stimulates estrogen synthesis in the ovaries. FSH is a heterodimer consisting of an α subunit, also present in luteinizing hormone, and a unique β subunit, which is transcriptionally regulated by gonadotropin-releasing hormone 1 (GNRH). Because most FSH is constitutively secreted, tight transcriptional regulation is critical for maintaining FSH levels within a narrow physiological range. Previously, we reported that GNRH induces FSHβ (Fshb) transcription via induction of the AP-1 transcription factor, a heterodimer of c-FOS and c-JUN...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000370/amyloid-precursor-protein-traffics-from-the-golgi-directly-to-early-endosomes-in-an-arl5b-and-ap4-dependent-pathway
#20
Wei Hong Toh, Jing Zhi A Tan, Khalisah L Zulkefli, Fiona J Houghton, Paul A Gleeson
The intracellular trafficking and proteolytic processing of the membrane-bound amyloid precursor protein (APP) are co-ordinated events leading to the generation of pathogenic amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides. The membrane transport of newly synthesised APP from the Golgi to the endolysosomal system is not well defined, yet is likely to be critical for regulating its processing by β-secretase (BACE1) and γ-secretase. Here we show that the majority of newly synthesised APP is transported from the trans-Golgi network (TGN) directly to early endosomes and then subsequently to the late endosomes/lysosomes with very little transported to the cell surface...
December 20, 2016: Traffic
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