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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625381/transcriptomics-provides-mechanistic-indicators-of-mixture-toxicology-for-imx-101-and-imx-104-formulations-in-fathead-minnows-pimephales-promelas
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Kurt A Gust, Guilherme R Lotufo, Jacob K Stanley, Mitchell S Wilbanks, Pornsawan Chappell, Natalie D Barker
Within the US military, new insensitive munitions (IMs) are rapidly replacing conventional munitions improving safety from unintended detonation. Toxicity data for IM chemicals are expanding rapidly, however IM constituents are typically deployed in mixture formulations, and very little is known about their mixture toxicology. In the present study we sought to characterize the mixture effects and toxicology of the two predominant IM formulations IMX-101 and IMX-104 in acute (48 h) larval fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) exposures...
March 23, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604166/ravl1-an-upstream-component-of-brassinosteroid-signaling-and-biosynthesis-regulates-ethylene-signaling-via-activation-of-eil1-in-rice
#2
Xiao Feng Zhu, De Peng Yuan, Chong Zhang, Tian Ya Li, Yuan Hu Xuan
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are steroid hormones that regulate several aspects of plant growth and development. Their signal is activated by the binding of BRs to the receptor BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE 1 (BRI1), which activates the transcription factors BRASSINAZOLE-RESISTANT 1 (BZR1) and BRI1-EMS-SUPPRESSOR 1 (BES1) that regulate target gene expression (Kim and Wang, 2010). More recently, the crosstalk between BRs and other hormone signaling factors has been extensively investigated, and it has been suggested that BR signaling is highly integrated with other signals to regulate plant growth and development (Wang et al, 2012)...
March 31, 2018: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499168/diesel-exhaust-particles-up-regulate-interleukin-17a-expression-via-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-airway-epithelium
#3
Chih-Ming Weng, Meng-Jung Lee, Jung-Re He, Ming-Wei Chao, Chun-Hua Wang, Han-Pin Kuo
IL-17A is implicated in many aspects of pathogenesis of severe asthma, including inducing neutrophilic inflammation, airway hyperresponsiveness, steroid insensitivity and airway remodeling. Diesel exhaust particles (DEP) emission from vehicles has been shown to expand Th17 cells to increase IL-17A release that contributes to DEP-mediated exacerbation of asthma severity. It is not known whether non-immune cells in airways may also release IL-17A in response to DEP exposure. In this study, We found IL-17A expression was upregulated in the epithelium of severe allergic asthma patients from high road traffic pollution areas compared to those in low...
February 27, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459726/the-systemin-receptor-syr1-enhances-resistance-of-tomato-against-herbivorous-insects
#4
Lei Wang, Elias Einig, Marilia Almeida-Trapp, Markus Albert, Judith Fliegmann, Axel Mithöfer, Hubert Kalbacher, Georg Felix
The discovery in tomato of systemin, the first plant peptide hormone1,2 , was a fundamental change for the concept of plant hormones. Numerous other peptides have since been shown to play regulatory roles in many aspects of the plant life, including growth, development, fertilization and interactions with symbiotic organisms3-6 . Systemin, an 18 amino acid peptide derived from a larger precursor protein 7 , was proposed to act as the spreading signal that triggers systemic defence responses observed in plants after wounding or attack by herbivores1,7,8 ...
March 2018: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329424/brassinosteroids-regulate-pavement-cell-growth-by-mediating-bin2-induced-microtubule-stabilization
#5
Xiaolei Liu, Qin Yang, Yuan Wang, Linhai Wang, Ying Fu, Xuelu Wang
Brassinosteroids (BRs), a group of plant steroid hormones, play important roles in regulating plant development. The cytoskeleton also affects key developmental processes and a deficiency in BR biosynthesis or signaling leads to abnormal phenotypes similar to those of microtubule-defective mutants. However, how BRs regulate microtubule and cell morphology remains unknown. Here, using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, we identified tubulin proteins that interact with Arabidopsis BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE2 (BIN2), a negative regulator of BR responses in plants...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315590/brassinosteroids-regulate-glucosinolate-biosynthesis-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#6
Ji Hyea Lee, Jeongyeo Lee, HyeRan Kim, Won Byoung Chae, Sun-Ju Kim, Yong Pyo Lim, Man-Ho Oh
Plants must constantly adjust their growth and defense responses to deal with the wide variety of stresses they encounter in their environment. Among phytohormones, brassinosteroids (BRs) are an important group of plant steroid hormones involved in numerous aspects of the plant lifecycle including growth, development, and responses to various stresses including insects. Here, we show that BRs regulate glucosinolate (GS) biosynthesis and function in insect herbivory. Preference tests and larval feeding experiments using the generalist herbivore, diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), revealed that the larvae of this moth prefer to feed on Arabidopsis thaliana brassinosteroid insensitive 1 (bri1-5) plants than on wild-type Ws-2 or BRI1-Flag (bri1-5 background) transgenic plants, which leads an increase in larval weight...
January 5, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288381/modulation-of-the-il-23-il-17-axis-by-fenofibrate-ameliorates-the-ovalbumin-lipopolysaccharide-induced-airway-inflammation-and-bronchial-asthma-in-rats
#7
Samah M Elaidy, Soha S Essawy, Mona A Hussain, Mohamed K El-Kherbetawy, Eman R Hamed
The overlapping between asthmatic subtypes, including both CD4+ T helper (TH)2 and TH17 cells, is found in the natural course of allergic asthma, especially in exacerbations and severe and insensitive forms to steroids, which are in need of new molecular therapies. In the TH2-subset mediated asthma, fenofibrate displays therapeutic promises, besides evidenced therapeutic effects on TH17-mediated colitis and myocarditis. Therefore, the effects of fenofibrate versus dexamethasone on IL-23/IL-17 axis in ovalbumin (OVA)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced airway inflammation and bronchial asthma in rats were explored...
March 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233147/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-are-downregulated-by-glucocorticosteroids-in-lungs-in-an-equine-model-of-asthma
#8
Amandine Vargas, Roxane Boivin, Patricia Cano, Yoana Murcia, Isabelle Bazin, Jean-Pierre Lavoie
BACKGROUND: Severe neutrophilic asthma is poorly responsive to glucocorticosteroids (GC). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) within the lungs have been associated with the severity of airway obstruction and inflammation in asthma, and were found to be unaffected by GC in vitro. As IL-17 is overexpressed in neutrophilic asthma and contributes to steroid insensitivity in different cell types, we hypothesized that NETs formation in asthmatic airways would be resistant to GC through an IL-17 mediated pathway...
December 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223875/snakes-exhibit-tissue-specific-variation-in-cardiotonic-steroid-sensitivity-of-na-k-atpase
#9
Shabnam Mohammadi, Georg Petschenka, Susannah S French, Akira Mori, Alan H Savitzky
Toads are among several groups of organisms chemically defended with lethal concentrations of cardiotonic steroids. As a result, most predators that prey on amphibians avoid toads. However, several species of snakes have gained resistance-conferring mutations of Na+ /K+ -ATPase, the molecular target of cardiotonic steroids, and can feed on toads readily. Despite recent advances in our understanding of this adaptation at the genetic level, we have lacked functional evidence for how mutations of Na+ /K+ -ATPase account for cardiotonic steroid resistance in snake tissues...
March 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051026/mutational-analysis-of-the-androgen-receptor-nr3c4-gene-in-patients-with-46-xy-dsd
#10
L Ramos, B Chávez, L Mares, E Valdés, F Vilchis
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is an X-linked disorder caused by mutations in the NR3C4 gene, which encodes the androgen receptor (AR). In this study, we performed mutational analyses to identify AR molecular defects, in individuals with 46,XY disorders of sex development (46,XY DSD) and a presumptive diagnosis of AIS. Eighteen different gene mutations, including seven previously unreported new variants, were detected in 26 unrelated cases. These included two deletion mutations (P49fs*185 and E308f*320) in exon 1 and five substitution mutations (p...
January 30, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046359/androgens-trigger-different-growth-responses-in-genetically-identical-human-hair-follicles-in-organ-culture-that-reflect-their-epigenetic-diversity-in-life
#11
Benjamin H Miranda, Matthew R Charlesworth, Desmond J Tobin, David T Sharpe, Valerie A Randall
Male sex hormones-androgens-regulate male physique development. Without androgen signaling, genetic males appear female. During puberty, increasing androgens harness the hair follicle's unique regenerative ability to replace many tiny vellus hairs with larger, darker terminal hairs ( e.g., beard). Follicle response is epigenetically varied: some remain unaffected ( e.g., eyelashes) or are inhibited, causing balding. How sex steroid hormones alter such developmental processes is unclear, despite high incidences of hormone-driven cancer, hirsutism, and alopecia...
February 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949385/effects-of-testosterone-and-17%C3%AE-%C3%A2-estradiol-on-angiotensin%C3%A2-induced-changes-in-tyrosine-kinase-activity-in-the-androgen%C3%A2-independent-human-prostate-cancer-cell-line-du145
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Kamila Domińska, Antoni Kowalski, Tomasz Ochędalski, Elżbieta Rębas
Angiotensin II (AngII), the main peptide of the renin‑angiotensin system (RAS), is involved in the proliferation of different types of cells, normal and pathological as well. The protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) play an important role in the growth, differentiation and apoptosis of cells. AngII action depends on the hormonal milieu of the cell, and on sex steroid influence. Angiotensin 1‑7 (Ang1‑7), metabolite of AngII, shows opposite action to AngII in cells. The present study aimed to examine the influence of 17β‑estradiol and testosterone on AngII and Ang1‑7 action on PTK activity in androgen‑independent humane prostate cancer cell line DU145...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948813/peripheral-sensitivity-to-steroids-revisited
#13
R Hampl, K Vondra
Resistance to steroid hormones presents a serious problem with respect to their mass use in therapy. It may be caused genetically by mutation of genes involved in hormonal signaling, not only steroid receptors, but also other players in the signaling cascade as co-regulators and other nuclear factors, mediating the hormone-born signal. Another possibility is acquired resistance which may develop under long-term steroid treatment, of which a particular case is down regulation of the receptors. In the review recent knowledge is summarized on the mechanism of main steroid hormone action, pointing to already proven or potential sites causing steroid resistance...
September 26, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933920/multi-tissue-transcriptomics-delineates-the-diversity-of-airway-t-cell-functions-in-asthma
#14
Akul Singhania, Joshua C Wallington, Caroline G Smith, Daniel Horowitz, Karl J Staples, Peter H Howarth, Stephan D Gadola, Ratko Djukanović, Christopher H Woelk, Timothy Sc Hinks
Asthma arises from the complex interplay of inflammatory pathways in diverse cell types and tissues. We sought to undertake a comprehensive transcriptomic assessment of the epithelium and airway T cells that remain understudied in asthma, and investigate interactions between multiple cells and tissues. Epithelial brushings and flow-sorted CD3+ T cells from sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage were obtained from healthy subjects (N=19) and asthmatic patients (mild, moderate and severe asthma; N=46). Gene expression was assessed using Affymetrix HT HG-U133+ PM GeneChips and results were validated by real-time quantitative PCR...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851976/linoleic-acid-metabolite-leads-to-steroid-resistant-asthma-features-partially-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Lipsa Panda, Atish Gheware, Rakhshinda Rehman, Manish K Yadav, B S Jayaraj, SubbaRao V Madhunapantula, Padukudru Anand Mahesh, Balaram Ghosh, Anurag Agrawal, Ulaganathan Mabalirajan
Studies have highlighted the role of nutritional and metabolic modulators in asthma pathobiology. Steroid resistance is an important clinical problem in asthma but lacks good experimental models. Linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, has been linked to asthma and glucocorticoid sensitivity. Its 12/15-lipoxygenase metabolite, 13-S-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid (HODE) induces mitochondrial dysfunction, with severe airway obstruction and neutrophilic airway inflammation. Here we show that HODE administration leads to steroid unresponsiveness in an otherwise steroid responsive model of allergic airway inflammation (AAI)...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755528/tissue-kallikrein-related-peptidase-4-klk4-a-novel-biomarker-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#16
Feng Yang, Michaela Aubele, Axel Walch, Eva Gross, Rudolf Napieralski, Shuo Zhao, Nancy Ahmed, Marion Kiechle, Ute Reuning, Julia Dorn, Fred Sweep, Viktor Magdolen, Manfred Schmitt
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), lacking the steroid hormone receptors ER and PR and the oncoprotein HER2, is characterized by its aggressive pattern and insensitivity to endocrine and HER2-directed therapy. Human kallikrein-related peptidases KLK1-15 provide a rich source of serine protease-type biomarkers associated with tumor growth and cancer progression for a variety of malignant diseases. In this study, recombinant KLK4 protein was generated and affinity-purified KLK4-directed polyclonal antibody pAb587 established to allow localization of KLK4 protein expression in tumor cell lines and archived formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded TNBC tumor tissue specimens...
September 26, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720789/evolutionarily-conserved-bil4-suppresses-the-degradation-of-brassinosteroid-receptor-bri1-and-regulates-cell-elongation
#17
Ayumi Yamagami, Chieko Saito, Miki Nakazawa, Shozo Fujioka, Tomohiro Uemura, Minami Matsui, Masaaki Sakuta, Kazuo Shinozaki, Hiroyuki Osada, Akihiko Nakano, Tadao Asami, Takeshi Nakano
Brassinosteroids (BRs), plant steroid hormones, play important roles in plant cell elongation and differentiation. To investigate the mechanisms of BR signaling, we previously used the BR biosynthesis inhibitor Brz as a chemical biology tool and identified the Brz-insensitive-long hypocotyl4 mutant (bil4). Although the BIL4 gene encodes a seven-transmembrane-domain protein that is evolutionarily conserved in plants and animals, the molecular function of BIL4 in BR signaling has not been elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that BIL4 is expressed in early elongating cells and regulates cell elongation in Arabidopsis...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715798/bone-mineral-density-in-women-living-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-and-intact-testes-or-removed-gonads
#18
Silvano Bertelloni, Maria C Meriggiola, Elenora Dati, Antonio Balsamo, Giampiero I Baroncelli
Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is due to complete androgen resistance in androgen-dependent tissues. Since androgens are involved in growth, development, and mass maintenance of the skeleton, bone health may be a relevant clinical issue for improving quality of life of women living with CAIS. Bone mineral density (BMD) in women with CAIS and intact gonads has been reported in a normal range, although exceptions are known showing a low BMD mainly at the lumbar level. In women with CAIS and removed gonads, BMD is usually reduced at both the lumbar spine and femoral neck...
2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645352/r%C3%A3-sistances-aux-hormones-st%C3%A3-ro%C3%A3-des-physiologie-et-pathologie-pathophysiology-of-steroid-resistance-syndrome
#19
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N Ramos, M Lombès
Steroid resistance syndrome (mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, estrogens, androgens) is a rare clinical disorder, androgen insensitivity syndrome being the most commonly described. Resistance syndromes are characterized by elevated steroid hormone levels, secondary to an impaired signal transduction and a lack of negative feedback, without any specific clinical signs of steroid excess. In most cases, steroid hormone resistance is generally caused by steroid receptor mutations. Several nonsense and missense mutations or deletions have already been described for all steroid receptors, except for the progesterone receptor...
October 2016: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613048/is-the-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-a-biomarker-of-sex-steroids-activity
#20
Vincenzo de Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Nada Soliman, Rania Elalaily, Salvatore Di Maio
The second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) has been used as an indirect method to investigate the putative effects of prenatal exposure to androgens, and has been reported to be smaller in males than in females. This gender difference in digit length ratios has been linked with the in utero balance of androgens to oestrogen. This sexual dimorphism in 2D:4D ratios is apparent by 2 years of age and seems to be established early in life, possibly by the 14th week of gestation. Digits in females attain their maximum length at about 2...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
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