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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161287/tgf-%C3%AE-contamination-of-purified-recombinant-gdf15
#1
Oddrun Elise Olsen, Anette Skjærvik, Berit Fladvad Størdal, Anders Sundan, Toril Holien
Purified recombinant proteins for use in biomedical research are invaluable to investigate protein function. However, purity varies in protein batches made in mammalian expression systems, such as CHO-cells or HEK293-cells. This study points to caution while investigating effects of proteins related to the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β superfamily. TGF-β itself is a very potent cytokine and has effects on cells in the femtomolar range. Thus, even very small amounts of contaminating TGF-β in purified protein batches may influence the experimental results given that receptors for TGF-β are present...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157578/evaluation-of-the-insulinotropic-and-glucose-lowering-actions-of-zebrafish-gip-in-mammalian-systems-evidence-for-involvement-of-the-glp-1-receptor
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Galyna V Graham, J Michael Conlon, Yasser H Abdel-Wahab, Victor A Gault, Peter R Flatt
The insulinotropic properties of zebrafish GIP (zfGIP) were assessed in vitro using clonal pancreatic β-cell lines and isolated mouse islets and acute effects on glucose tolerance and insulin release in vivo were evaluated in mice. The peptide produced a dose-dependent increase in the rate of insulin release from BRIN-BD11 rat clonal β-cells at concentrations ≥30nM. Insulin release from 1.1 B4 human clonal β-cells and mouse islets was significantly increased by zfGIP (10nM and 1μM). The in vitro insulinotropic activity of zfGIP was decreased after incubating BRIN-BD11 cells with the GLP-1 receptor antagonist, exendin-4(9-39) (p<0...
November 17, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156512/the-possible-mechanisms-involved-in-citrinin-elimination-by-cryptococcus-podzolicus-y3-and-the-effects-of-extrinsic-factors-on-the-degradation-of-citrinin
#3
Xiaoyun Zhang, Zhen Lin, Maurice Tibiru Apaliya, Xiangyu Gu, Xiangfeng Zheng, Lina Zhao, Mandour Haydar Abdelhai, Hongyin Zhang, Weicheng Hu
Citrinin (CIT) is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by fungi belonging to the Penicillium, Aspergillus and Monascus spp. This toxin has been detected in many agricultural products. In this study, a strain Y3 with the ability to eliminate CIT was screened and identified as Cryptococcus podzolicus based on the sequence analysis of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region. Neither uptake of CIT by cells nor adsorption by cell wall was involved in CIT elimination by Cryptococcus podzolicus Y-3. The extracellular metabolites of Cryptococcus podzolicus Y-3 stimulated by CIT or not showed no degradation for CIT...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148820/a-functional-kinase-short-interfering-ribonucleic-acid-screen-using-protease-activated-receptor-2-dependent-opening-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4
#4
William G Darby, Megan S Grace, Kaylene J Simpson, Owen L Woodman, Peter McIntyre
Protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) is a proinflammatory G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) that is activated by inflammatory proteases, and its activation initiates signaling pathways that modulate the nonselective cation channel transient receptor potential vanilloid-4 (TRPV4). PAR2-dependent opening of TRPV4 has been attributed to kinase activation, but the identity of the responsible enzymes is unknown. Deciphering the signaling pathways involved in the PAR2-dependent opening of TRPV4 may yield new targets for pain treatment...
November 17, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147073/metformin-suppressed-cxcl8-expression-and-cell-migration-in-hek293-tlr4-cell-line
#5
Zhihui Xiao, Wenjun Wu, Vladimir Poltoratsky
Chronic inflammation is associated with cancer. CXCL8 promotes tumor microenvironment construction through recruiting leukocytes and endothelial progenitor cells that are involved in angiogenesis. It also enhances tumor cell proliferation and migration. Metformin, type II diabetes medication, demonstrates anticancer properties via suppressing inflammation, tumor cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and metastasis. This study intended to address the role of metformin in regulation of CXCL8 expression and cell proliferation and migration...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146583/comparison-of-chip-seq-data-and-a-reference-motif-set-for-human-krab-c2h2-zinc-finger-proteins
#6
Marjan Barazandeh, Sam Lambert, Mihai Albu, Timothy R Hughes
KRAB C2H2 zinc finger proteins (KZNFs) are the largest and most diverse family of human transcription factors, likely due to diversifying selection driven by novel endogenous retroelements (EREs), but the vast majority lack binding motifs or functional data. Two recent studies analyzed a majority of the human KZNFs using either ChIP-seq (60 proteins) or ChIP-exo (221 proteins) in the same cell type (HEK293). The ChIP-exo paper did not describe binding motifs, however. Thirty-nine proteins are represented in both studies, enabling the systematic comparison of the data sets presented here...
November 16, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144788/panchakola-reduces-oxidative-stress-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-and-hek293-cells
#7
Tooba Naz Shamsi, Romana Parveen, Sadaf Fatima
A large number of studies have proven the efficacy of ayurveda in the field of health and wellness. Panchakola, an ayurvedic formulation, is a general health tonic primarily used to cure fever, inflammation, pain, indigestion, and so on. We investigated effects of panchakola on oxidative stress in MCF-7 breast cancer and human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells. This work was performed to assess the antineoplastic and free radical-scavenging potential of aqueous extract of panchakola, a polyherbal formulation, in normal and breast cancer cell lines (i...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142821/tet-on-lentiviral-transductants-lose-inducibility-when-silenced-for-extended-intervals-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
#8
Yang Yu, Michelle Montag Lowy, Randolph C Elble
Silencing of virally transduced genes by promoter methylation and histone deacetylation has been a chronic problem both experimentally and therapeutically. We observed frequent silencing of the tetracycline-inducible Tet-On promoter borne by the Tripz lentivirus in mammary epithelial cell lines. We found that silencing could be prevented by continuous induction, but uninduced Tet-On gradually became uninducible, suggesting promoter modification. Accordingly, silencing was reversible by a common inhibitor of histone deacetylases, sodium butyrate...
December 2016: Metabolic Engineering Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142432/inhibition-of-glycation-induced-cytotoxicity-protein-glycation-and-activity-of-proteolytic-enzymes-by-extract-from-perovskia-atriplicifolia-roots
#9
Mehran Miroliaei, Akram Aminjafari, Sylwester Ślusarczyk, Izabela Nawrot-Hadzik, Mehdi Rahimmalek, Adam Matkowski
Background: Protein glycation and glycotoxicity belong to the main oxidative-stress related complications in diabetes. Perovskia species are used in Asian folk medicine as antidiabetic herbs. Objective: The aim of this study was to verify the ability of the methanolic extract from Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth. roots to diminish glycation of albumin and to prevent cell damage in vitro. Furthermore, we tested the extract for in vitro antioxidant activity and inhibition of elastase and collagenase...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142063/first-person-arijita-ghosh
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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Arijita Ghosh is the first author on "Leucine-rich repeat-containing 8B protein is associated with the endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) leak in HEK293 cells", published in Journal of Cell Science. Arijita is a PhD student in the laboratory of Amal Kanti Bera at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, investigating the role of leucine-rich repeat-containing 8 proteins in cellular calcium homeostasis...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138454/differences-in-mitochondrial-function-and-morphology-during-cooling-and-rewarming-between-hibernator-and-non-hibernator-derived-kidney-epithelial-cells
#11
Koen D W Hendriks, Eleonora Lupi, Maarten C Hardenberg, Femke Hoogstra-Berends, Leo E Deelman, Robert H Henning
Hibernators show superior resistance to ischemia and hypothermia, also outside the hibernation season. Therefore, hibernation is a promising strategy to decrease cellular damage in a variety of fields, such as organ transplantation. Here, we explored the role of mitochondria herein, by comparing epithelial cell lines from a hibernator (hamster kidney cells, HaK) and a non-hibernator (human embryonic kidney cells, HEK293) during cold preservation at 4 °C and rewarming. Cell survival (Neutral Red), ATP and MDA levels, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), mitochondrial morphology (using fluorescent probes) and metabolism (seahorse XF) were assessed...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138024/-e-3-3-4-5-trimethoxyphenyl-1-pyridin-4-yl-prop-2-en-1-one-a-heterocyclic-chalcone-is-a-potent-and-selective-cyp1a1-inhibitor-and-cancer-chemopreventive-agent
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Neill J Horley, Kenneth J M Beresford, Supriya Kaduskar, Prashant Joshi, Glen J P McCann, Ketan C Ruparelia, Ibidapo S Williams, Linda Gatchie, Vinay R Sonawane, Sandip B Bharate, Bhabatosh Chaudhuri
The overexpression of CYP1 family of enzymes is reported to be associated with development of human carcinomas. It has been well reported that CYP1A1 specific inhibitors prevents carcinogenesis. Herein, thirteen pyridine-4-yl series of chalcones were synthesized and screened for inhibition of CYP1 isoforms 1A1, 1B1 and 1A2 in Sacchrosomes™ and live human HEK293 cells. The structure-activity relationship analysis indicated that chalcones bearing tri-alkoxy groups (8a and 8k) on non-heterocyclic ring displayed selective inhibition of CYP1A1 enzyme, with IC50 values of 58 and 65 nM, respectively...
November 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137494/trh-receptor-mobility-in-the-plasma-membrane-is-strongly-affected-by-agonist-binding-and-by-interaction-with-some-cognate-signaling-proteins
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Radka Moravcova, Barbora Melkes, Jiri Novotny
OBJECTIVES: Extensive research has been dedicated to elucidating the mechanisms of signal transduction through different G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). However, relatively little is known about the regulation of receptor movement within the cell membrane upon ligand binding. In this study we focused our attention on the thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) receptor that typically couples to Gq/11 proteins. METHODS: We monitored receptor diffusion in the plasma membrane of HEK293 cells stably expressing yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)-tagged TRH receptor (TRHR-YFP) by fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137181/structure-and-functional-analysis-of-promoters-from-two-liver-isoforms-of-cpt-i-in-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#14
Yi-Huan Xu, Zhi Luo, Kun Wu, Yao-Fang Fan, Wen-Jing You, Li-Han Zhang
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPT I) is a key enzyme involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism and fatty acid β-oxidation. To understand the transcriptional mechanism of CPT Iα1b and CPT Iα2a genes, we cloned the 2695-bp and 2631-bp regions of CPT Iα1b and CPT Iα2a promoters of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), respectively, and explored the structure and functional characteristics of these promoters. CPT Iα1b had two transcription start sites (TSSs), while CPT Iα2a had only one TSS. DNase I foot printing showed that the CPT Iα1b promoter was AT-rich and TATA-less, and mediated basal transcription through an initiator (INR)-independent mechanism...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133115/structural-features-of-the-interaction-of-the-3-untranslated-region-of-mrna-containing-exosomal-rna-specific-motifs-with-yb-1-a-potential-mediator-of-mrna-sorting
#15
Darya D Yanshina, Olga A Kossinova, Alexander V Gopanenko, Olga A Krasheninina, Alexey A Malygin, Alia G Ven'yaminova, Galina G Karpova
We have previously shown that YB-1 is the only protein of the HEK293 cell cytoplasmic (S100) extract that specifically interacts with RNA hairpins each containing one of the motifs ACCAGCCU (1), CAGUGAGC (2) and UAAUCCCA (3), which had been identified as often found in exosomal RNA and proposed as potential cis-acting elements targeting RNAs into exosomes. Here we explored the interactions of YB-1 with a fragment of the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of septin 14 mRNA (SEPT14 RNA), which contains all three motifs...
November 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132136/meg3-suppresses-human-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-cells-growth-and-metastasis-by-down-regulation-of-mir-183
#16
Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Hao-Miao Feng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are rare neoplasms which arise from pancreatic islet cells. Recently, lncRNA MEG3 has been reported as a tumor suppressor in variety cancers. This study aimed to reveal the functional effects of MEG3 on pNETs which has not been uncovered previously. METHODS: The expression of MEG3, miR-183, and BRI3 in BON1 cells were altered by transfection with their specific vectors/shRNA, or mimic/inhibitor. Thereafter, cell viability, apoptosis, the protein expressions of cell cycle related factors, and apoptosis associated factors, as well as cell migration and invasion were respectively assessed by typan blue staining, flow cytometry, western blotting, and transwell assay...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130660/-viability-of-colon-tumor-cells-in-insufficient-nutritional-condition-is-reduced-by-mir-133b-through-regulating-expression-of-gstp1
#17
Ang Li, Chuan Yang, Min Hu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the expression level of GSTP1 in colon tumor tissues at different stages and the effects of GSTP1 expression on colon tumor cells,and to identify miR that regulate the expression of GSTP1. METHODS: Realtime PCR and western blot were used to detect the expression level of GSTP1 in colon tumor tissues. pcDNA3.1GSTP1 was constructed and transfected into human colon tumor cell line HCT116. The apoptosis rate and viability of HCT116 were measured...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129743/comprehensive-identification-of-proteins-binding-to-rna-g-quadruplex-motifs-in-the-5-utr-of-tumor-associated-mrnas
#18
Tatsuo Serikawa, Christos Spanos, Annekathrin von Hacht, Nediljko Budisa, Juri Rappsilber, Jens Kurreck
G-quadruplex structures in the 5' UTR of mRNAs are widely considered to suppress translation without affecting transcription. The current study describes the comprehensive analysis of proteins binding to four different G-quadruplex motifs located in mRNAs of the cancer-related genes Bcl-2, NRAS, MMP16, and ARPC2. Following metabolic labeling (Stable Isotope Labeling with Amino acids in Cell culture, SILAC) of proteins in the human cell line HEK293, G-quadruplex binding proteins were enriched by pull-down assays and identified by LC-orbitrap mass spectrometry...
November 9, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129702/fkbp8-protects-the-heart-from-hemodynamic-stress-by-preventing-the-accumulation-of-misfolded-proteins-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-apoptosis-in-mice
#19
Tomofumi Misaka, Tomokazu Murakawa, Kazuhiko Nishida, Yosuke Omori, Manabu Taneike, Shigemiki Omiya, Chris Molenaar, Yoshihiro Uno, Osamu Yamaguchi, Junji Takeda, Ajay M Shah, Kinya Otsu
Protein quality control in cardiomyocytes is crucial to maintain cellular homeostasis. The accumulation of damaged organelles, such as mitochondria and misfolded proteins in the heart is associated with heart failure. During the process to identify novel mitochondria-specific autophagy (mitophagy) receptors, we found FK506-binding protein 8 (FKBP8), also known as FKBP38, shares similar structural characteristics with a yeast mitophagy receptor, autophagy-related 32 protein. However, knockdown of FKBP8 had no effect on mitophagy in HEK293 cells or H9c2 myocytes...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128793/phytochemicals-genistein-and-capsaicin-modulate-kv2-1-channel-gating
#20
Iván A Aréchiga-Figueroa, Rita Morán-Zendejas, Mayra Delgado-Ramírez, Aldo A Rodríguez-Menchaca
BACKGROUND: Phytochemicals are a large group of plant-derived compounds that have a broad range of pharmacological effects. Some of these effects are derived from their action on transport proteins, including ion channels. The present study investigates the effects of the phytochemicals genistein and capsaicin on voltage-gated potassium Kv2.1 channels. METHODS: The whole-cell patch clamp technique was used to explore the regulation of Kv2.1 channels expressed in HEK293 cells by genistein and capsaicin...
June 3, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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