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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300755/vitamin-d-impacts-the-expression-of-runx2-target-genes-and-modulates-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-membrane-vesicle-biogenesis-gene-networks-in-143b-osteosarcoma-cells
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Rama Garimella, Priyanka Tadikonda, Ossama Tawfik, Sumedha Gunewardena, Peter Rowe, Peter Van Veldhuizen
Osteosarcoma (OS) is an aggressive malignancy of bone affecting children, adolescents and young adults. Understanding vitamin D metabolism and vitamin D regulated genes in OS is an important aspect of vitamin D/cancer paradigm, and in evaluating vitamin D as adjuvant therapy for human OS. Vitamin D treatment of 143B OS cells induced significant and novel changes in the expression of genes that regulate: (a) inflammation and immunity; (b) formation of reactive oxygen species, metabolism of cyclic nucleotides, sterols, vitamins and mineral (calcium), quantity of gap junctions and skeletogenesis; (c) bone mineral density; and (d) cell viability of skeletal cells, aggregation of bone cancer cells and exocytosis of secretory vesicles...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293236/interferon-lambda-modulating-immunity-in-infectious-diseases
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Mohammedyaseen Syedbasha, Adrian Egli
Interferon lambdas (IFN-λs; IFNL1-4) modulate immunity in the context of infections and autoimmune diseases, through a network of induced genes. IFN-λs act by binding to the heterodimeric IFN-λ receptor (IFNLR), activating a STAT phosphorylation-dependent signaling cascade. Thereby hundreds of IFN-stimulated genes are induced, which modulate various immune functions via complex forward and feedback loops. When compared to the well-characterized IFN-α signaling cascade, three important differences have been discovered...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292959/multiepitope-tissue-analysis-reveals-sppl3-mediated-adam10-activation-as-a-key-step-in-the-transformation-of-melanocytes
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Christian Ostalecki, Jung-Hyun Lee, Jochen Dindorf, Lena Collenburg, Stephan Schierer, Beate Simon, Stefan Schliep, Elisabeth Kremmer, Gerold Schuler, Andreas S Baur
The evolution of cancer is characterized by the appearance of specific mutations, but these mutations are translated into proteins that must cooperate to induce malignant transformation. Using a systemic approach with the multiepitope ligand cartography (MELC) technology, we analyzed protein expression profiles (PEPs) in nevi and BRAF(V600E)-positive superficial spreading melanomas (SSMs) from patient tissues to identify key transformation events. The PEPs in nevi and SSMs differed predominantly in the abundance of specific antigens, but the PEPs of nevi- and melanoma-associated keratinocytes gradually changed during the transformation process...
March 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292762/gpr40-reduces-food-intake-and-body-weight-through-glp-1
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Judith N Gorski, Michele J Pachanski, Joel Mane, Christopher W Plummer, Sarah Souza, Brande S Thomas-Fowlkes, Aimie M Ogawa, Adam B Weinglass, Jerry Di Salvo, Boonlert Cheewatrakoolpong, Andrew D Howard, Steven L Colletti, Maria E Trujillo
GPR40 partial agonists lower glucose through the potentiation of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, which is believed to provide significant glucose lowering without the weight gain or hypoglycemic risk associated with exogenous insulin or glucose independent insulin secretagogues. The class of small molecule GPR40 modulators, known as AgoPAMs (agonist also capable of acting as positive allosteric modulators), differentiate from partial agonists, binding to a distinct site and functioning as full agonists to stimulate the secretion of both insulin and GLP-1 (17)...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290772/dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-is-involved-in-the-cellulose-responsive-induction-of-cellulose-biomass-degrading-enzyme-genes-in-aspergillus-aculeatus
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Shuji Tani, Shota Yuki, Emi Kunitake, Jun-Ichi Sumitani, Takashi Kawaguchi
We screened for factors involved in the cellulose-responsive induction of cellulose biomass-degrading enzyme genes from approximately 12,000 Aspergillus aculeatus T-DNA insertion mutants harboring a transcriptional fusion between the FIII-avicelase gene (cbhI) promoter and the orotidine 5'-monophosphate decarboxylase gene. Analysis of 5-fluoroorodic acid (5-FOA) sensitivity, cellulose utilization, and cbhI expression of the mutants revealed that a mutant harboring T-DNA at the dipeptidyl peptidase IV (dppIV) locus had acquired 5-FOA resistance and was deficient in cellulose utilization and cbhI expression...
March 14, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284605/pro-apoptotic-effect-of-a-mycoplasma-hyopneumoniae-putative-type-i-signal-peptidase-on-pk-15-swine-cells
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Jéssica A Paes, Veridiana G Virginio, Martín Cancela, Fernanda M A Leal, Thiago J Borges, Natália Jaeger, Cristina Bonorino, Irene S Schrank, Henrique B Ferreira
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is an economically significant swine pathogen that causes porcine enzootic pneumonia (PEP). Important processes for swine infection by M. hyopneumoniae depend on cell surface proteins, many of which are secreted by secretion pathways not completely elucidated so far. A putative type I signal peptidase (SPase I), a possible component of a putative Sec-dependent pathway, was annotated as a product of the sipS gene in the pathogenic M. hyopneumoniae 7448 genome. This M. hyopneumoniae putative SPase I (MhSPase I) displays only 14% and 23% of sequence identity/similarity to Escherichia coli bona fide SPase I, and, in complementation assays performed with a conditional E...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284182/the-prediction-of-a-pathogenesis-related-secretome-of-puccinia-helianthi-through-high-throughput-transcriptome-analysis
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Lan Jing, Dandan Guo, Wenjie Hu, Xiaofan Niu
BACKGROUND: Many plant pathogen secretory proteins are known to be elicitors or pathogenic factors,which play an important role in the host-pathogen interaction process. Bioinformatics approaches make possible the large scale prediction and analysis of secretory proteins from the Puccinia helianthi transcriptome. The internet-based software SignalP v4.1, TargetP v1.01, Big-PI predictor, TMHMM v2.0 and ProtComp v9.0 were utilized to predict the signal peptides and the signal peptide-dependent secreted proteins among the 35,286 ORFs of the P...
March 11, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271476/%C3%AE-2-macroglobulins-structure-and-function
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Irene Garcia-Ferrer, Aniebrys Marrero, F Xavier Gomis-Rüth, Theodoros Goulas
α2-macroglobulins are broad-spectrum endopeptidase inhibitors, which have to date been characterised from metazoans (vertebrates and invertebrates) and Gram-negative bacteria. Their structural and biochemical properties reveal two related modes of action: the "Venus flytrap" and the "snap-trap" mechanisms. In both cases, peptidases trigger a massive conformational rearrangement of α2-macroglobulin after cutting in a highly flexible bait region, which results in their entrapment. In some homologs, a second action takes place that involves a highly reactive β-cysteinyl-γ-glutamyl thioester bond, which covalently binds cleaving peptidases and thus contributes to the further stabilization of the enzyme:inhibitor complex...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214886/adenovirus-vector-harboring-the-hbcag-and-tripeptidyl-peptidase-ii-genes-induces-potent-cellular-immune-responses-in-vivo
#9
Quanhui Tan, Siyuan Ma, Jianjun Hu, Xiaohua Chen, Yongsheng Yu, Zhenghao Tang, Guoqin Zang
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with a weak but specific cellular immune response of the host to HBV. Tripeptidyl peptidaseⅡ (TPPⅡ), an intracellular macromolecule and proteolytic enzyme, plays an important complementary and compensatory role for the proteasome during viral protein degradation and major histocompatibility complex class I antigen presentation by inducing a specific cellular immune response in vivo. Based on a previous study, we aimed to explore the role of MHC class I antigen presentation in vivo and the mechanisms that may be involved...
January 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213130/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-impairs-insulin-signaling-and-promotes-lipid-accumulation-in-hepatocytes
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Kerstin Rufinatscha, Bernhard Radlinger, Jochen Dobner, Sabrina Folie, Claudia Bon, Elisabeth Profanter, Claudia Ress, Karin Salzmann, Gabriele Staudacher, Herbert Tilg, Susanne Kaser
Dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 [DPP-4) has evolved into an important target in diabetes therapy due to its role in incretin hormone metabolism. In contrast to its systemic effects, cellular functions of membranous DPP-4 are less clear. Here we studied the role of DPP-4 in hepatic energy metabolism. In order to distinguish systemic from cellular effects we established a cell culture model of DPP-4 knockdown in human hepatoma cell line HepG2. DPP-4 suppression was associated with increased basal glycogen content due to enhanced insulin signaling as shown by increased phosphorylation of insulin-receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1), protein kinase B/Akt and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK)/ERK, respectively...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205322/efficacy-and-safety-of-autoinjected-exenatide-once-weekly-suspension-versus-sitagliptin-or-placebo-with-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-duration-neo-2-randomized-clinical-study
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Kishore M Gadde, Marion L Vetter, Nayyar Iqbal, Elise Hardy, Peter Öhman
AIMS: Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors treat type 2 diabetes through incretin-signaling pathways. This study compared the efficacy and safety of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist exenatide once-weekly (Miglyol) suspension for autoinjection (QWS-AI) with the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin or placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this open-label, multicentre study of patients with type 2 diabetes who had suboptimal glycaemic control on metformin monotherapy, 365 patients were randomized to receive exenatide 2...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198167/signal-peptide-peptidase-encoded-by-hm13-contributes-to-tumor-progression-by-affecting-egfrviii-secretion-profiles-in-glioblastoma
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Jian-Wei Wei, Jin-Quan Cai, Chuan Fang, Yan-Li Tan, Kai Huang, Chao Yang, Qun Chen, Chuan-Lu Jiang, Chun-Sheng Kang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: EGFRvIII is the most prevalent glioblastoma mutation, occurring in more than 25% of glioblastomas. EGFRvIII cells release microvesicles that contain proteins, miRNAs, and mRNAs that enhance the growth and survival of surrounding tumor cells. However, little is known about the maturation process and regulatory mechanisms of secreted vesicles in EGFRvIII cells. METHODS: Signal peptide peptidase (SPP) provides a fascinating mechanism for protein cleavage and subsequent dislocation in the endoplasmic reticulum transmembrane domain...
March 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179995/caspase-mediated-proteolysis-of-the-sorting-nexin-2-disrupts-retromer-assembly-and-potentiates-met-hepatocyte-growth-factor-receptor-signaling
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Catherine M Duclos, Audrey Champagne, Julie C Carrier, Caroline Saucier, Christine L Lavoie, Jean-Bernard Denault
The unfolding of apoptosis involves the cleavage of hundreds of proteins by the caspase family of cysteinyl peptidases. Among those substrates are proteins involved in intracellular vesicle trafficking with a net outcome of shutting down the crucial processes governing protein transport to organelles and to the plasma membrane. However, because of the intertwining of receptor trafficking and signaling, cleavage of specific proteins may lead to unintended consequences. Here we show that in apoptosis, sorting nexin 1 and 2 (SNX1 and SNX2), two proteins involved in endosomal sorting, are cleaved by initiator caspases and also by executioner caspase-6 in the case of SNX2...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179397/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-induces-aortic-valve-calcification-by-inhibiting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-signaling-in-valvular-interstitial-cells
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Bongkun Choi, Sahmin Lee, Sang-Min Kim, Eun-Jin Lee, Sun Ro Lee, Dae-Hee Kim, Jeong Yoon Jang, Sang-Wook Kang, Ki-Up Lee, Eun-Ju Chang, Jae-Kwan Song
Background -Calcification of the aortic valve leads to increased leaflet stiffness, and consequently to the development of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD); however, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of calcification remain unclear. Here, we identified that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4, also known as CD26) increases valvular calcification and promotes CAVD progression. Methods -We obtained the aortic valve tissues from humans and murine models (wild type and eNOS(-/-) mice), and cultured the valvular interstitial cells (VICs) and valvular endothelial cells (VECs) from the cusps...
February 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177527/effects-of-linagliptin-on-human-immortalized-podocytes-a-cellular-system-to-study-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibition
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Gianluca Miglio, Giovanna Vitarelli, Thomas Klein, Elisa Benetti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dipeptidyl-peptidase (DPP)4 is expressed by resident renal cells, including glomerular cells. Dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 inhibitors (gliptins) exert albuminuria lowering effects, but the role of renal DPP4 as a pharmacological target has not been elucidated. To better understand the actions of gliptins, the effects of linagliptin on behaviour of immortalized human podocytes and mesangial cells have been evaluated. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Expression of DPP4 was measured at both the mRNA and protein levels...
February 8, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158223/fibroblast-activation-protein-is-dispensable-in-the-anti-influenza-immune-response-in-mice
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Sioh-Yang Tan, Sumaiya Chowdhury, Natasa Polak, Mark D Gorrell, Wolfgang Weninger
Fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP) is a unique dual peptidase of the S9B serine protease family, being capable of both dipeptidyl peptidase and endopeptidase activities. FAP is expressed at low level in healthy adult organs including the pancreas, cervix, uterus, submaxillary gland and the skin, and highly upregulated in embryogenesis, chronic inflammation and tissue remodelling. It is also expressed by cancer-associated stromal fibroblasts in more than 90% of epithelial tumours. FAP has enzymatic and non-enzymatic functions in the growth, immunosuppression, invasion and cell signalling of tumour cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150891/klk4-silencing-inhibits-the-growth-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#17
Zhi Cui, Ye Cui, Shuting Yang, Gan Luo, Yang Wang, Yixin Lou, Xinhua Sun
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a malignancy that largely impacts the quality of people's daily life. Kallikrein-related peptidase 4 (KLK4) is highly expressed in OSCC; however, its roles in OSCC cells are unclear. In the present study, the effect of KLK4 silencing on the growth of OSCC cells was investigated. Our study showed that the proliferation and colony formation of OSCC cells was inhibited by KLK4 silencing and their cell cycle was arrested. Additionally, apoptosis of OSCC cells was enhanced by KLK4 silencing, with increased protein levels of cleaved PARP, cleaved caspase-3, Bax and decreased levels of Bcl-2...
February 2, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133580/species-specific-pharmacology-of-maximakinin-an-amphibian-homologue-of-bradykinin-putative-prodrug-activity-at-the-human-b2-receptor-and-peptidase-resistance-in-rats
#18
Xavier Charest-Morin, Hélène Bachelard, Melissa Jean, Francois Marceau
Maximakinin (MK), an amphibian peptide possessing the C-terminal sequence of bradykinin (BK), is a BK B2 receptor (B2R) agonist eliciting prolonged signaling. We reinvestigated this 19-mer for species-specific pharmacologic profile, in vivo confirmation of resistance to inactivation by angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), value as a module for the design of fusion proteins that bind to the B2R in mammalian species and potential activity as a histamine releaser. Competition of the binding of [(3)H]BK to recombinant human myc-B2Rs in cells that express these receptors revealed that MK possessed a tenuous fraction (<0...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126975/-cerebral-autosomal-recessive-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy-carasil
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Masahiro Uemura, Hiroaki Nozaki, Osamu Onodera
Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is frequently observed among the elderly and is known to cause dementia and gait disturbance associated with white matter lesions, lacunar infarcts, and cerebral hemorrhage. Molecular mechanistic studies promise to provide new insights into the pathogenesis of hereditary CSVD. Cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CARASIL) is one of the hereditary CSVDs caused by a mutation in the high-temperature requirement serine peptidase A1 (HTRA1) gene...
January 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124644/differences-in-innate-immune-response-gene-regulation-in-the-middle-ear-of-children-who-are-otitis-prone-and-in-those-not-otitis-prone
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Ravinder Kaur, Janet Casey, Michael Pichichero
OBJECTIVE: Acute otitis media (AOM) causes an inflammatory response in the middle ear. We assessed differences in innate immune responses involved in bacterial defense at onset of AOM in children who were stringently defined as otitis prone (sOP) and children not otitis prone (NOP). STUDY DESIGN: Innate immune genes analysis from middle ear fluid (MEF) samples of children. METHODS: Genes of toll-like receptors (TLR), nod-like and retinoic acid-inducible gene-I-like receptors, downstream effectors important for inflammation and apoptosis, including cytokines and chemokines, were studied from MEF samples by using a real-time polymerase chain reaction array...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
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