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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812431/oral-administration-of-curcumin-attenuates-visceral-hyperalgesia-through-inhibiting-phosphorylation-of-trpv1-in-rat-model-of-ulcerative-colitis
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Mei Yang, Juan Wang, Chunxue Yang, Hongxiu Han, Weifang Rong, Guohua Zhang
Background Curcumin has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive effects. The present study was designed to explore the potential therapeutic effects of curcumin on visceral hyperalgesia and inflammation in a rat model of ulcerative colitis. We observed the effects of orally administered curcumin on the disease activity index, histological change in colon, colorectal distension-induced abdominal withdrawal reflex, the expression of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and phosphorylated TRPV1 in dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis rats...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812327/design-and-synthesis-of-terephthalic-acid-based-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-with-dual-stage-anti-plasmodium-activity
#2
Katharina Stenzel, Ming Jang Chua, Sandra Duffy, Yevgeniya Antonova-Koch, Stephan Meister, Alexandra Hamacher, Matthias U Kassack, Elizabeth A Winzeler, Vicky M Avery, Thomas Kurz, Katherine T Andrews, Finn Kristian Hansen
In this work we aimed to develop parasite-selective HDAC inhibitors with activity against the disease-causing asexual blood stages of Plasmodium as well as causal prophylactic and/or transmission blocking properties. We report the design, synthesis and biological testing of a series of 13 terephthalic acid-based histone deacetylase inhibitors. All compounds showed low cytotoxicity against human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells (IC50 8 - >51 µM), with 11 also having sub-micromolar in vitro activity against drug-sensitive (3D7) and multi-drug resistant (Dd2) asexual blood stage Plasmodium falciparum parasites (IC50 ~ 0...
August 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810663/different-properties-of-polysialic-acids-synthesized-by-the-polysialyltransferases-st8sia2-and-st8sia4
#3
Airi Mori, Masaya Hane, Yuki Niimi, Ken Kitajima, Chihiro Sato
Polysialic acid (polySia) is mainly found as a modification of neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) in whole embryonic brains, as well as restricted areas of adult vertebrate brains, including the hippocampus. PolySia shows not only repulsive effects on NCAM-involved cell-cell interactions due to its bulky and hydrated properties, but also attractive effects on the interaction with neurologically active molecules, which exerts a reservoir function. Two different polysialyltransferases, ST8SIA2 and ST8SIA4, are involved in the synthesis of polySia chains; however, to date, the differences of the properties between polySia chains synthesized by these two enzymes remain unknown...
September 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810612/effect-of-opg-gene-mutation-on-protein-expression-and-biological-activity-in-osteoporosis
#4
Shuhui Qin, Qiuping Zhang, Li Zhang
The effect of an osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene mutation was investigated on its protein expression and biological activity in osteoporosis. The pcDNA3.0-OPG plasmid or wild-type plasmid were transfected into HEK293 cells. Osteoclast tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining and counting were then performed, and the expression of genes related to osteoclast differentiation and activation were measured by RT-PCR. The wild-type or mutant-type OPG at concentrations of 0, 10, 20, 50 and 100 ng/ml were added respectively to RAW264...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809765/cyclin-dependent-kinase-5-modulates-the-p2x2a-receptor-channel-gating-through-phosphorylation-of-c-terminal-threonine-372
#5
Claudio Coddou, Rodrigo Sandoval, Patricio Castro, Pablo Lazcano, Maria José Hevia, Milos Rokic, Bradford Hall, Anita Terse, Christian Gonzalez-Billault, Ashok B Kulkarni, Stanko S Stojilkovic, Elias Utreras
The purinergic P2X2 receptor (P2X2R) is an adenosine triphosphate-gated ion channel widely expressed in the nervous system. Here, we identified a putative cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) phosphorylation site in the full-size variant P2X2aR (TPKH), which is absent in the splice variant P2X2bR. We therefore investigated the effects of Cdk5 and its neuronal activator, p35, on P2X2aR function. We found an interaction between P2X2aR and Cdk5/p35 by co-immunofluorescence and co-immunoprecipitation in HEK293 cells...
July 17, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807671/selective-inhibition-of-extra-synaptic-%C3%AE-5-gabaa-receptors-by-s44819-a-new-therapeutic-agent
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Lori-An Etherington, Balázs Mihalik, Adrienn Pálvölgyi, István Ling, Katalin Pallagi, Szabolcs Kertész, Péter Varga, Ben G Gunn, Adam R Brown, Matthew R Livesey, Olivia Monteiro, Delia Belelli, József Barkóczy, Michael Spedding, István Gacsályi, Ferenc A Antoni, Jeremy J Lambert
In the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) GABAA receptors (GABAARs) mediate neuronal inhibition and are important therapeutic targets. GABAARs are composed of 5 subunits, drawn from 19 proteins, underpinning expression of 20-30 GABAAR subtypes. In the CNS these isoforms are heterogeneously expressed and exhibit distinct physiological and pharmacological properties. We report the discovery of S44819, a novel tricyclic oxazolo-2,3-benzodiazepine-derivative, that selectively inhibits α5-subunit-containing GABAARs (α5-GABAARs)...
August 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807150/two-ef-hand-motifs-in-ryanodine-receptor-calcium-release-channels-contribute-to-isoform-specific-regulation-by-calmodulin
#7
Le Xu, Angela C Gomez, Daniel A Pasek, Gerhard Meissner, Naohiro Yamaguchi
The mammalian ryanodine receptor Ca(2+) release channel (RyR) has a single conserved high affinity calmodulin (CaM) binding domain. However, the skeletal muscle RyR1 is activated and cardiac muscle RyR2 is inhibited by CaM at submicromolar Ca(2+). This suggests isoform-specific domains are involved in RyR regulation by CaM. To gain insight into the differential regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle RyRs by CaM, RyR1/RyR2 chimeras and mutants were expressed in HEK293 cells, and their single channel activities were measured using a lipid bilayer method...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807145/a-benzothiadiazine-derivative-and-methylprednisolone-are-novel-and-selective-activators-of-transient-receptor-potential-canonical-5-trpc5-channels
#8
Holger Beckmann, Julia Richter, Kerstin Hill, Nicole Urban, Horst Lemoine, Michael Schaefer
The transient receptor potential canonical channel 5 (TRPC5) is a Ca(2+)-permeable ion channel, which is predominantly expressed in the brain. TRPC5-deficient mice exhibit a reduced innate fear response and impaired motor control. In addition, outgrowth of hippocampal and cerebellar neurons is retarded by TRPC5. However, pharmacological evidence of TRPC5 function on cellular or organismic levels is sparse. Thus, there is still a need for identifying novel and efficient TRPC5 channel modulators. We, therefore, screened compound libraries and identified the glucocorticoid methylprednisolone and N-[3-(adamantan-2-yloxy)propyl]-3-(6-methyl-1,1-dioxo-2H-1λ(6),2,4-benzothiadiazin-3-yl)propanamide (BTD) as novel TRPC5 activators...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806770/increasing-creatine-kinase-activity-protects-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-but-not-against-anthracycline-toxicity-in-vitro
#9
Sevasti Zervou, Hannah J Whittington, Philip J Ostrowski, Fang Cao, Jack Tyler, Hannah A Lake, Stefan Neubauer, Craig A Lygate
The creatine kinase (CK) phosphagen system is fundamental to cellular energy homeostasis. Cardiomyocytes express three CK isoforms, namely the mitochondrial sarcomeric CKMT2 and the cytoplasmic CKM and CKB. We hypothesized that augmenting CK in vitro would preserve cell viability and function and sought to determine efficacy of the various isoforms. The open reading frame of each isoform was cloned into pcDNA3.1, followed by transfection and stable selection in human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293). CKMT2- CKM- and CKB-HEK293 cells had increased protein and total CK activity compared to non-transfected cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806415/synthetic-mrna-is-a-more-reliable-tool-for-the-delivery-of-dna-targeting-proteins-into-the-cell-nucleus-than-fusion-with-a-protein-transduction-domain
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Ivan Leontovyc, David Habart, Sarka Loukotova, Lucie Kosinova, Jan Kriz, Frantisek Saudek, Tomas Koblas
Cell reprogramming requires efficient delivery of reprogramming transcription factors into the cell nucleus. Here, we compared the robustness and workload of two protein delivery methods that avoid the risk of genomic integration. The first method is based on fusion of the protein of interest to a protein transduction domain (PTD) for delivery across the membranes of target cells. The second method relies on de novo synthesis of the protein of interest inside the target cells utilizing synthetic mRNA (syn-mRNA) as a template...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806404/rig-i-and-il-6-are-negative-feedback-regulators-of-sting-induced-by-double-stranded-dna
#11
Xueling Wu, Jun Yang, Tao Na, Kehua Zhang, Andrew M Davidoff, Bao-Zhu Yuan, Youchun Wang
The stimulator of interferon genes (STING) protein has emerged as a critical signal transduction molecule in the innate immune response. Sustained activation of the STING signaling induced by cytosolic DNA has been considered to be the cause of a variety of autoimmune diseases characterized by uncontrolled inflammation. Therefore, it is important to understand the molecular basis of the regulation of STING signaling pathway. Here we demonstrate that the STING protein undergoes a proteasome-mediated degradation in human diploid cell (HDC) lines including MRC-5 following the transfection of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805023/onion-allium-cepa-l-peel-extract-ope-regulates-human-sperm-motility-via-protein-kinase-c-mediated-activation-of-the-human-voltage-gated-proton-channel
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M R Chae, S J Kang, K P Lee, B R Choi, H K Kim, J K Park, C Y Kim, S W Lee
Onion (Allium cepa L.) and quercetin protect against oxidative damage and have positive effects on multiple functional parameters of spermatozoa, including viability and motility. However, the associated underlying mechanisms of action have not yet been identified. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of onion peel extract (OPE) on voltage-gated proton (Hv1) channels, which play a critical role in rapid proton extrusion. This process underlies a wide range of physiological processes, particularly male fertility...
August 13, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803422/salidroside-improved-cerebrovascular-vasodilation-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-through-restoring-the-function-of-bkca-channel-in-smooth-muscle-cells
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Yu-Guang Ma, Jun-Wei Wang, Yin-Bin Zhang, Bao-Feng Wang, Zhi-Jun Dai, Man-Jiang Xie, Hua-Feng Kang
Vessel disease is a kind of severe complication in diabetic patients. However, few pharmacologic agents can directly recover diabetic vascular function. Salidroside (SAL), a major ingredient from Rhodiola rosea, has been found to have an obvious hypoglycemic effect and a beneficial protection on vascular function in diabetes. However, whether SAL is a suitable treatment for diabetes has not so far been evaluated and the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The present work aims to (1) investigate the potential effects of SAL on cerebrovascular relaxation in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats or when exposed to acute hyperglycemia condition and (2) examine whether function of the BKCa channel is involved in SAL treatment for diabetic vascular relaxation...
August 12, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803068/improved-therapeutic-efficacy-of-mammalian-expressed-recombinant-interferon-gamma-against-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Ali Razaghi, Carina Villacrés, Vincent Jung, Narges Mashkour, Michael Butler, Leigh Owens, Kirsten Heimann
Human interferon gamma (hIFNγ) affects tumour cells and modulates immune responses, showing promise as an anti-cancer biotherapeutic. This study investigated the effect of glycosylation and expression system of recombinant hIFNγ in ovarian carcinoma cell lines, PEO1 and SKOV3. The efficacy of E. coli- and mammalian-expressed hIFNγ (hIFNγ-CHO and HEK293, glycosylated/de-glycosylated) on cytostasis, cell death (MTT, and Guava-ViaCount(®) flow-cytometry) and apoptotic signalling (Western blot of Cdk2, histone H3, procaspase-3, FADD, cleaved PARP, and caspase-3) was examined...
August 9, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802563/metabolic-circuit-involving-free-fatty-acids-microrna-122-and-triglyceride-synthesis-in-liver-and-muscle-tissues
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Chofit Chai, Mila Rivkin, Liav Berkovits, Alina Simerzin, Elina Zorde-Khvalevsky, Nofar Rosenberg, Shiri Klein, Dayana Yaish, Ronen Durst, Shoshana Shpitzen, Shiran Udi, Joseph Tam, Joerg Heeren, Anna Worthmann, Christoph Schramm, Johannes Kluwe, Revital Ravid, Eran Hornstein, Hilla Giladi, Eithan Galun
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Effective treatments are needed for hepatic steatosis characterized by accumulation of triglycerides in hepatocytes, which leads to hepatocellular carcinoma. MicroRNA 122 (MIR122) is expressed only in the liver, where it regulates lipid metabolism. We investigated the mechanism by which free fatty acids (FFAs) regulate MIR122 expression and the effect of MIR122 on triglyceride synthesis. METHODS: We analyzed MIR122 promoter activity and validated its target mRNAs by transfection of luciferase reporter plasmids into Huh7, BNL-1ME, and HEK293 cultured cell lines...
August 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801980/effects-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-famotidine-on-elimination-of-plasma-methotrexate-evaluation-of-drug-drug-interactions-mediated-by-organic-anion-transporter-3
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Katsuya Narumi, Yu Sato, Masaki Kobayashi, Ayako Furugen, Kumiko Kasashi, Takehiro Yamada, Takanori Teshima, Ken Iseki
Methotrexate (MTX) is an antifolate agent used in the treatment of numerous types of cancer, and eliminated by active tubular secretion via organic anion transporter 3 (OAT3). Gastric antisecretory drugs, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine H2 receptor antagonists, are widely used among patients with cancer in clinical practice. The aim of the present study was to analyze the potential drug-drug interactions between MTX and gastric antisecretory drugs in high-dose MTX (HD-MTX) therapy. We retrospectively analyzed the impact of PPIs on the plasma MTX concentration on 73 cycles of HD-MTX therapy performed in 43 patients...
August 12, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800723/a-clca-regulatory-protein-present-in-the-chemosensory-cilia-of-olfactory-sensory-neurons-induces-a-ca-2-activated-cl-current-when-transfected-into-hek293
#17
Casilda V Mura, Ricardo Delgado, María Graciela Delgado, Diego Restrepo, Juan Bacigalupo
BACKGROUND: CLCA is a family of metalloproteases that regulate Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) fluxes in epithelial tissues. In HEK293 cells, CLCA1 promotes membrane expression of an endogenous Anoctamin 1 (ANO1, also termed TMEM16A)-dependent Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) current. Motif architecture similarity with CLCA2, 3 and 4 suggested that they have similar functions. We previously detected the isoform CLCA4L in rat olfactory sensory neurons, where Anoctamin 2 is the principal chemotransduction Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel...
August 11, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798848/a-mechanical-cell-disruption-microfluidic-platform-based-on-an-on-chip-micropump
#18
Yinuo Cheng, Yue Wang, Zhiyuan Wang, Liang Huang, Mingzhao Bi, Wenxiao Xu, Wenhui Wang, Xiongying Ye
Cell disruption plays a vital role in detection of intracellular components which contain information about genetic and disease characteristics. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel microfluidic platform based on an on-chip micropump for mechanical cell disruption and sample transport. A 50 μl cell sample can be effectively lysed through on-chip multi-disruption in 36 s without introducing any chemical agent and suffering from clogging by cellular debris. After 30 cycles of circulating disruption, 80...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797797/synthesis-estrogen-receptor-binding-affinity-and-molecular-docking-of-pyrimidine-piperazine-chromene-and-quinoline-conjugates
#19
Iram Parveen, Naseem Ahmed, Danish Idrees, Parvez Khan, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Substituted 2-amino-7-((6-(4-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperazin-1-yl)-2-methylpyrimidin-4-yl)oxy)-4-phenyl-4H-chromene-3-carbonitriles and 2-amino-7-((6-(4-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazin-1-yl)-2-methylpyrimidin-4-yl)oxy)-4-phenyl-1,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carbonitriles were synthesized via an efficient multi-component one pot synthesis under mild conditions. These compounds 1-20 were evaluated against human breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7) and human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293) for cytotoxic activities. Among them, compounds 6, 7, 15, 17 and 19 showed better anti-proliferative activities as (IC50 value 48±1...
July 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791383/a-mutation-in-notch1-ligand-binding-region-detected-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-reduces-notch1-oncogenic-effect
#20
Masahiro Uchibori, Ken-Ichi Aoyama, Yoshihide Ota, Kagemasa Kajiwara, Masafumi Tanaka, Minoru Kimura
NOTCH1 is known as an oncogenic or tumor suppressive gene in solid cancer. NOTCH1 mutations in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) frequently occur near the ligand-binding region. These mutations change the domain structure of this protein and affect the ligand binding activity. When NOTCH1 is activated by ligand binding, NOTCH1 intracellular domain (NICD) is cleaved from the cell membrane. This study investigated the functional change induced by a NOTCH1 mutation detected in OSCC clinical samples using stable transformant analysis...
August 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
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