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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717346/inflammatory-wnt5a-signalling-pathways-affecting-barrier-function-of-human-vascular-endothelial-cells
#1
Tom Skaria, Gabriele Schoedon
Wnt5A is a chemokine secreted by inflammatory-activated human macrophages that sustains their inflammatory response in an autocrine manner. High levels of Wnt5A are found in sera of patients with sepsis and septic shock. Here, we comment on recently reported Wnt5A signalling pathways in human vascular endothelial cells (VEC). In human VEC, Wnt5A regulates cytoskeleton remodelling and barrier function through Ryk receptor and Rho-associated protein serine/threonine kinase, targeting LIMK2 and CFL1 involved in actin polymerisation...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660073/ryk-regulates-wnt5a-repulsion-of-mouse-corticospinal-tract-through-modulating-planar-cell-polarity-signaling
#2
Xin Duan, Yarong Gao, Yaobo Liu
It was previously reported a role for Ryk in mediating Wnt5a repulsion of the corticospinal tract (CST) in mice. Recent evidence has shown that Ryk regulates planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling through interacting with Vangl2. Here, in vivo, in vitro and biochemical analyses were applied to investigate the molecular cross-talk between the Ryk and PCP signaling pathways, revealing that PCP pathway components play important roles in CST anterior-posterior guidance. Ryk-Vangl2 interactions are crucial for PCP signaling to mediate Wnt5a repulsion of CST axons...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645945/how-can-we-ensure-that-the-coroner-s-autopsy-is-not-an-invasion-of-human-rights
#3
Stephen Leadbeatter, Ryk James
BACKGROUND: Despite public inquiries, and some changes to legislation following high-profile multiple homicides that were not detected by autopsy, coroners continue to rely largely on the autopsy. Regardless of the extent of quality failings and excess deaths at some hospitals, not detected through the coroner system, the autopsy is scarcely used by hospitals to monitor standards and educate. OBJECTIVE: To explore when a compulsory medicolegal autopsy should, and should not, be used...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565999/ryk-receptors-on-unmyelinated-nerve-fibers-mediate-excitatory-synaptic-transmission-and-ccl2-release-during-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-peripheral-nerve-injury
#4
Qing Ou Yang, Wen-Jing Yang, Jian Li, Fang-Ting Liu, Hongbin Yuan, Yue-Ping Ou Yang
Background Neuropathic pain is a major pathology of the central nervous system associated with neuroinflammation. Ryk (receptor-like tyrosine kinase) receptors act as repulsive axon-guidance molecules during development of central nervous system and neural injury. Increasing evidence suggests the potential involvement of Wnt/Ryk (wingless and Int) signaling in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. However, its underlying mechanism remains unknown. Results The expression and location of Ryk receptor as well as its ligand Wnt1 were detected by qPCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529460/wif1-prevents-wnt5a-mediated-limk-cfl-phosphorylation-and-adherens-junction-disruption-in-human-vascular-endothelial-cells
#5
Tom Skaria, Esther Bachli, Gabriele Schoedon
BACKGROUND: Wnt5A is released by activated macrophages and elevated levels have been detected in sepsis patients with severe systemic inflammation. However, the signalling and functional effects of Wnt5A in the vascular endothelial cells (VEC) remained unclear. Recently, we showed that Wnt5A affects barrier function in human VEC through Ryk interaction. Wnt5A/Ryk signalling activates LIMK to inactivate the actin depolymerisation factor CFL by phosphorylation, promotes actin polymerisation and disrupts endothelial adherens junctions...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397795/the-structure-of-lactococcus-lactis-thioredoxin-reductase-reveals-molecular-features-of-photo-oxidative-damage
#6
Nicklas Skjoldager, Maria Blanner Bang, Martin Rykær, Olof Björnberg, Michael J Davies, Birte Svensson, Pernille Harris, Per Hägglund
The NADPH-dependent homodimeric flavoenzyme thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) provides reducing equivalents to thioredoxin, a key regulator of various cellular redox processes. Crystal structures of photo-inactivated thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) from the Gram-positive bacterium Lactococcus lactis have been determined. These structures reveal novel molecular features that provide further insight into the mechanisms behind the sensitivity of this enzyme toward visible light. We propose that a pocket on the si-face of the isoalloxazine ring accommodates oxygen that reacts with photo-excited FAD generating superoxide and a flavin radical that oxidize the isoalloxazine ring C7α methyl group and a nearby tyrosine residue...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270600/diverse-regulation-of-mammary-epithelial-growth-and-branching-morphogenesis-through-noncanonical-wnt-signaling
#7
Kai Kessenbrock, Prestina Smith, Sander Christiaan Steenbeek, Nicholas Pervolarakis, Raj Kumar, Yasuhiro Minami, Andrei Goga, Lindsay Hinck, Zena Werb
The mammary gland consists of an adipose tissue that, in a process called branching morphogenesis, is invaded by a ductal epithelial network comprising basal and luminal epithelial cells. Stem and progenitor cells drive mammary growth, and their proliferation is regulated by multiple extracellular cues. One of the key regulatory pathways for these cells is the β-catenin-dependent, canonical wingless-type MMTV integration site family (WNT) signaling pathway; however, the role of noncanonical WNT signaling within the mammary stem/progenitor system remains elusive...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177967/neutralizing-and-targeting-properties-of-a-new-set-of-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-7-specific-antibodies-are-influenced-by-their-isotype
#8
Alexandre Girard, Katija Jelicic, Don Van Ryk, Nicolas Rochereau, Claudia Cicala, James Arthos, Blandine Noailly, Christian Genin, Bernard Verrier, Stephanie Laurant, Diane Razanajaoana-Doll, Jean-Jacques Pin, Stéphane Paul
The homing of lymphocytes to the mucosa is mainly controlled by α4β7 integrin, and it is amplified during gut chronic inflammation, as occurs with HIV and/or inflammatory bowel diseases. We designed and applied an improved immunization strategy based on an innovative selection process to isolate new α4β7 lymphocyte-specific monoclonal antibodies that are able to prevent their migration into inflamed gut tissues and/or to counteract HIV infection in vitro. First, 5 monoclonal antibodies (1 IgA, 1 IgM, and 4 IgGs) were selected based on their capacity to recognize α4 or β7 homodimers and α4β7 heterodimers in transfected human cells...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177172/a-single-center-prospective-double-blind-sham-controlled-randomized-study-of-the-effect-of-a-vibrating-capsule-on-colonic-transit-in-patients-with-chronic-constipation
#9
A D Nelson, M Camilleri, A Acosta, A Boldingh, I Busciglio, D Burton, M Ryks, A R Zinsmeister
BACKGROUND: In an open-label study of 26 patients with IBS-C and chronic constipation, treatment with a vibrating (VIBRANT) capsule twice a week for 7.5 weeks resulted in 88.5% responders. Effects on colonic transit are unclear. We aimed to compare effects of VIBRANT and sham capsule treatment on colonic transit in patients with functional constipation. METHODS: Patients with functional constipation (Rome III criteria) were randomized to VIBRANT or sham capsule treatment for 8 weeks and underwent scintigraphic colonic transit measurements during week 8...
February 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898311/premature-mortality-resilience-and-wellbeing-within-urban-m%C3%A4-ori-communities
#10
Andrew M Waa, Amber L Pearson, John L Ryks
Māori (the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand) experience of colonisation has negatively affected access to many of the resources (e.g. income, adequate housing) that enable health and well-being. However Māori have actively responded to the challenges they have faced. With the majority of the Māori population now living in urban settings this exploratory study aimed to understand factors contributing to mortality resilience despite exposure to socio-economic adversity with reference to Māori well-being...
November 26, 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882948/the-non-canonical-wnt-receptor-ryk-regulates-hematopoietic-stem-cell-repopulation-in-part-by-controlling-proliferation-and-apoptosis
#11
Farbod Famili, Laura Garcia Perez, Brigitta Ae Naber, Jasprina N Noordermeer, Lee G Fradkin, Frank Jt Staal
The development of blood and immune cells requires strict control by various signaling pathways in order to regulate self-renewal, differentiation and apoptosis in stem and progenitor cells. Recent evidence indicates critical roles for the canonical and non-canonical Wnt pathways in hematopoiesis. The non-canonical Wnt pathway is important for establishment of cell polarity and cell migration and regulates apoptosis in the thymus. We here investigate the role of the non-canonical Wnt receptor Ryk in hematopoiesis and lymphoid development...
November 24, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738167/sustained-virologic-control-in-siv-macaques-after-antiretroviral-and-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-7-antibody-therapy
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Siddappa N Byrareddy, James Arthos, Claudia Cicala, Francois Villinger, Kristina T Ortiz, Dawn Little, Neil Sidell, Maureen A Kane, Jianshi Yu, Jace W Jones, Philip J Santangelo, Chiara Zurla, Lyle R McKinnon, Kelly B Arnold, Caroline E Woody, Lutz Walter, Christian Roos, Angela Noll, Donald Van Ryk, Katija Jelicic, Raffaello Cimbro, Sanjeev Gumber, Michelle D Reid, Volkan Adsay, Praveen K Amancha, Ann E Mayne, Tristram G Parslow, Anthony S Fauci, Aftab A Ansari
Antiretroviral drug therapy (ART) effectively suppresses replication of both the immunodeficiency viruses, human (HIV) and simian (SIV); however, virus rebounds soon after ART is withdrawn. SIV-infected monkeys were treated with a 90-day course of ART initiated at 5 weeks post infection followed at 9 weeks post infection by infusions of a primatized monoclonal antibody against the α4β7 integrin administered every 3 weeks until week 32. These animals subsequently maintained low to undetectable viral loads and normal CD4(+) T cell counts in plasma and gastrointestinal tissues for more than 9 months, even after all treatment was withdrawn...
October 14, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564378/behavioral-responses-of-juvenile-daphnia-magna-after-exposure-to-glyphosate-and-glyphosate-copper-complexes
#13
Lone Rykær Hansen, Peter Roslev
Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is the active ingredient in a range of popular broad-spectrum herbicide formulations. Glyphosate is a chelating agent that can form stable complexes with divalent metal ions including Cu(II). Little is known about the bioavailability and ecotoxicity of glyphosate-Cu(II) complexes to aquatic organisms. In this study, we used video tracking and behavior analysis to investigate sublethal effects of binary mixtures of glyphosate and Cu(II) to juvenile D. magna. Behavioral responses were quantified for individual D...
October 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389109/tyrosine-sulfated-v2-peptides-inhibit-hiv-1-infection-via-coreceptor-mimicry
#14
Raffaello Cimbro, Francis C Peterson, Qingbo Liu, Christina Guzzo, Peng Zhang, Huiyi Miao, Donald Van Ryk, Xavier Ambroggio, Darrell E Hurt, Luca De Gioia, Brian F Volkman, Michael A Dolan, Paolo Lusso
Tyrosine sulfation is a post-translational modification that facilitates protein-protein interaction. Two sulfated tyrosines (Tys173 and Tys177) were recently identified within the second variable (V2) loop of the major HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein, gp120, and shown to contribute to stabilizing the intramolecular interaction between V2 and the third variable (V3) loop. Here, we report that tyrosine-sulfated peptides derived from V2 act as structural and functional mimics of the CCR5 N-terminus and potently block HIV-1 infection...
August 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27283792/effects-of-ghrelin-receptor-agonist-relamorelin-on-gastric-motor-functions-and-satiation-in-healthy-volunteers
#15
A D Nelson, M Camilleri, A Acosta, I Busciglio, S Linker Nord, A Boldingh, D Rhoten, M Ryks, D Burton
BACKGROUND: Synthetic human ghrelin accelerates gastric emptying, reduces gastric accommodation, and results in numerical increases in postprandial symptom scores. The ghrelin receptor agonist, relamorelin, accelerates gastric emptying in patients with diabetic gastroparesis. AIM: To measure pharmacological effects of relamorelin on gastric accommodation, distal antral motility, and satiation in healthy volunteers. METHODS: In a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized study of 16 healthy volunteers, we compared effects of 30 μg subcutaneous (s...
November 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27206989/consanguinity-and-its-socio-biological-parameters-in-rahim-yar-khan-district-southern-punjab-pakistan
#16
Hafiza Fizzah Riaz, Shaheen Mannan, Sajid Malik
BACKGROUND: Rahim Yar Khan (RYK) District is a multi-ethnic assemblage of both ancient and migrated communities in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. There is a paucity of knowledge on the bio-demographic structure of this endogamous population. METHODS: We have carried out a cross-sectional epidemiological study in RYK District and recruited 2174 random Muslim married females. Detailed account of marital union types, level of consanguinity, and subject's fertility, was taken...
May 20, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159116/wnt5a-ryk-signaling-critically-affects-barrier-function-in-human-vascular-endothelial-cells
#17
Tom Skaria, Esther Bachli, Gabriele Schoedon
Satisfactory therapeutic strategies for septic shock are still missing. Previously we found elevated levels of Wnt5A in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Wnt5A is released by activated macrophages but knowledge of its effects in the vascular system remains scant. Here we investigate the response of human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAEC) to Wnt5A. We used a genome-wide differential expression approach to define novel targets regulated by Wnt5A. Gene ontology analysis of expression profiles revealed clusters of genes involved in actin cytoskeleton remodeling as the predominant targets of Wnt5A...
January 2, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27104005/ultrasound-imaging-in-the-general-practitioner-s-office-a-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Alicja Genc, Małgorzata Ryk, Magdalena Suwała, Tatiana Żurakowska, Wojciech Kosiak
UNLABELLED: Ultrasound, which is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic modality that uses more and more advanced imaging techniques, has become the first-choice examination in various diseases. It is more and more often used in the general practitioner's office to supplement physical examination and interview. AIM: The aim of this paper is to review the Polish medical literature pertaining to the usage of ultrasound imaging in general practice as well as to present advantages, disadvantages and utility associated with conducting ultrasound examinations by general practitioners based on selected publications...
March 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27065364/ryk-controls-remapping-of-motor-cortex-during-functional-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Edmund R Hollis, Nao Ishiko, Ting Yu, Chin-Chun Lu, Ariela Haimovich, Kristine Tolentino, Alisha Richman, Anna Tury, Shih-Hsiu Wang, Maysam Pessian, Euna Jo, Alex Kolodkin, Yimin Zou
Limited functional recovery can be achieved through rehabilitation after incomplete spinal cord injury. Eliminating the function of a repulsive Wnt receptor, Ryk, in mice and rats by either conditional knockout in the motor cortex or monoclonal antibody infusion resulted in increased corticospinal axon collateral branches with presynaptic puncta in the spinal cord and enhanced recovery of forelimb reaching and grasping function following a cervical dorsal column lesion. Using optical stimulation, we observed that motor cortical output maps underwent massive changes after injury and that hindlimb cortical areas were recruited to control the forelimb over time...
May 2016: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26914765/-13-c-mannitol-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-measurement-of-intestinal-permeability
#20
M Grover, M Camilleri, J Hines, D Burton, M Ryks, A Wadhwa, W Sundt, R Dyer, R J Singh
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) and non-GI disorders are associated with altered intestinal permeability, which can be measured in vivo by urinary excretion after oral lactulose and mannitol ingestion. Inadvertent dietary consumption of (12) Carbon ((12) C, regular) mannitol in food or from other sources may interfere with the test's interpretation. (13) Carbon ((13) C) constitutes 1% of carbon in nature and (13) C mannitol is a stable isotope. Our aim was to determine the performance of (13) C mannitol for measurement of intestinal permeability...
July 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
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