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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331349/effect-of-a-lect2-on-the-immune-response-of-peritoneal-lecukocytes-against-vibrio-anguillarum-in-roughskin-sculpin
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Yingmei Chai, Bailin Cong, Shanshan Yu, Yingying Liu, Xin Man, Lujie Wang, Qian Zhu
Leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2) is a multi-functional protein that is mainly synthesized by the liver. However, its role in roughskin scalping is less known. Here, we cloned a leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (TfLECT2) genes in the liver of roughskin scalping, Trachidermus fasciatus, and studied its possible role involved in the immune response against Vibrio anguillarum (V. anguillarum) of peritoneal lecukocytes under in vivo conditions. The cDNA sequence of TfLECT2 is 566 bp in size. Its deduced amino acid (aa) sequence comprises 151 residues, of which the first 16 residues form a putative signal peptide and 101 residues compose a typical peptidase M23 domain in the C-terminal region...
January 10, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328477/knockdown-of-ubiquitin%C3%A2-specific-peptidase-39-inhibits-the-malignant-progression-of-human-renal-cell-carcinoma
#2
Yuan Xu, Mei-Rong Zhu, Jing-Yong Zhang, Guo-Min Si, Jia-Ju Lv
Ubiquitin specific peptidase 39 (USP39) serves important roles in mRNA processing and is involved in tumorigenesis of multiple solid malignancies. However, the influence and underlying mechanism of USP39 on human renal cell carcinomas (RCC) remain to be elucidated. The current study investigated the functional roles of USP39 in human RCC cell lines. siRNA‑mediated RNA interference was used to downregulate USP39 in RCC cells. CCK‑8, wound healing and invasion assays were performed to assess the proliferative ability and metastatic potential...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321472/desumoylase-senp6-maintains-osteochondroprogenitor-homeostasis-by-suppressing-the-p53-pathway
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Jianshuang Li, Di Lu, Hong Dou, Huadie Liu, Kevin Weaver, Wenjun Wang, Jiada Li, Edward T H Yeh, Bart O Williams, Tao Yang, Ling Zheng
The development, growth, and renewal of skeletal tissues rely on the function of osteochondroprogenitors (OCPs). Protein sumoylation/desumoylation has emerged as a pivotal mechanism for stem cell/progenitor homeostasis, and excessive sumoylation has been associated with cell senescence and tissue aging, but its role in regulating OCP function is unclear. Here we show that postnatal loss of the desumoylase SUMO1/sentrin-specific peptidase 6 (SENP6) causes premature aging. OCP-specific SENP6 knockout mice exhibit smaller skeletons, with elevated apoptosis and cell senescence in OCPs and chondrocytes...
January 10, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321388/suppression-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-formation-in-mice-by-teneligliptin-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor
#4
Yusuke Takahara, Tomotake Tokunou, Toshihiro Ichiki
AIM: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors lower blood glucose levels through inhibition of incretin degradation, which stimulates insulin secretion. Recent studies reported that DPP-4 inhibitors suppressed atherogenesis in apolipoprotein E-knockout (ApoEKO) mice. In this study, we investigated whether teneligliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor, affects the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in ApoEKO mice. METHODS: ApoEKO mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and infused with angiotensin (Ang) II by osmotic mini pumps for 4 weeks to induce AAA with (DPP-4i group) or without (control group) teneligliptin administered orally from 1 week before HFD and Ang II infusion to the end of the experiment...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310647/have-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-ameliorated-the-vascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-in-large-scale-trials-the-potential-confounding-effect-of-stem-cell-chemokines
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Milton Packer
Drugs that inhibit dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) are conventionally regarded as incretin-based agents that signal through the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor. However, inhibition of DPP-4 also potentiates the stem cell chemokine, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), which can promote inflammation, proliferative responses and neovascularization. In large-scale cardiovascular outcome trials, enhanced GLP-1 signaling has reduced the risk of atherosclerotic ischemic events, potentially because GLP-1 retards the growth and increases the stability of atherosclerotic plaques...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301859/parl-partitions-the-lipid-transfer-protein-stard7-between-the-cytosol-and-mitochondria
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Shotaro Saita, Takashi Tatsuta, Philipp A Lampe, Tim König, Yohsuke Ohba, Thomas Langer
Intramembrane-cleaving peptidases of the rhomboid family regulate diverse cellular processes that are critical for development and cell survival. The function of the rhomboid protease PARL in the mitochondrial inner membrane has been linked to mitophagy and apoptosis, but other regulatory functions are likely to exist. Here, we identify the START domain-containing protein STARD7 as an intramitochondrial lipid transfer protein for phosphatidylcholine. We demonstrate that PARL-mediated cleavage during mitochondrial import partitions STARD7 to the cytosol and the mitochondrial intermembrane space...
January 4, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297316/a-database-of-human-genes-and-a-gene-network-involved-in-response-to-tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-infection
#7
Elena V Ignatieva, Alexander V Igoshin, Nikolay S Yudin
BACKGROUND: Tick-borne encephalitis is caused by the neurotropic, positive-sense RNA virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). TBEV infection can lead to a variety of clinical manifestations ranging from slight fever to severe neurological illness. Very little is known about genetic factors predisposing to severe forms of disease caused by TBEV. The aims of the study were to compile a catalog of human genes involved in response to TBEV infection and to rank genes from the catalog based on the number of neighbors in the network of pairwise interactions involving these genes and TBEV RNA or proteins...
December 28, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285650/synergistic-cytotoxicity-of-the-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitor-gemigliptin-with-metformin-in-thyroid-carcinoma-cells
#8
Si Hyoung Kim, Jun Goo Kang, Chul Sik Kim, Sung-Hee Ihm, Moon Gi Choi, Hyung Joon Yoo, Seong Jin Lee
PURPOSE: The influence of the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitor, gemigliptin alone or in combination with metformin on survival, proliferation, and migration of thyroid carcinoma cells was investigated. METHODS: SW1736 and TPC-1 human thyroid carcinoma cells were used. RESULTS: Gemigliptin and metformin caused cell death in a dose-dependent manner. In cells treated with both gemigliptin and metformin, compared with metformin alone, all of the combination index values were lower than 1...
December 28, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249975/fluoride-alters-klk4-expression-in-maturation-ameloblasts-through-androgen-and-progesterone-receptor-signaling
#9
Michael H Le, Yukiko Nakano, Dawud Abduweli Uyghurturk, Li Zhu, Pamela K Den Besten
Fluorosed maturation stage enamel is hypomineralized in part due to a delay in the removal of matrix proteins to inhibit final crystal growth. The delay in protein removal is likely related to reduced expression of kallikrein-related peptidase 4 (KLK4), resulting in a reduced matrix proteinase activity that found in fluorosed enamel. Klk4 transcription is known to be regulated in other cell types by androgen receptor (AR) and progesterone receptors (PR). In this study, we determined the possible role of fluoride in down-regulation of KLK4 expression through changes in AR and PR...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233996/pepd-is-a-pivotal-regulator-of-p53-tumor-suppressor
#10
Lu Yang, Yun Li, Arup Bhattacharya, Yuesheng Zhang
p53 tumor suppressor responds to various cellular stresses and regulates cell fate. Here, we show that peptidase D (PEPD) binds and suppresses over half of nuclear and cytoplasmic p53 under normal conditions, independent of its enzymatic activity. Eliminating PEPD causes cell death and tumor regression due to p53 activation. PEPD binds to the proline-rich domain in p53, which inhibits phosphorylation of nuclear p53 and MDM2-mediated mitochondrial translocation of nuclear and cytoplasmic p53. However, the PEPD-p53 complex is critical for p53 response to stress, as stress signals doxorubicin and H2O2 each must free p53 from PEPD in order to achieve robust p53 activation, which is mediated by reactive oxygen species...
December 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233892/stable-signal-peptides-and-the-response-to-secretion-stress-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#11
Arryn Craney, Floyd E Romesberg
Protein secretion is essential, but how it is managed is poorly understood. In bacteria, most secreted proteins require release from the outer surface of the cytoplasmic membrane by type I signal peptidase (SPase), which cleaves the mature protein from its membrane-bound N-terminal signal peptide. As the first step that occurs outside the protected cytoplasmic environment and because insufficient activity can rapidly result in the toxic accumulation of preproteins, the activity of SPase is expected to be closely monitored and perhaps supplemented when insufficient...
December 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230212/a-novel-function-for-the-streptococcus-pneumoniae-aminopeptidase-n-inhibition-of-t-cell-effector-function-through-regulation-of-tcr-signaling
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Lance K Blevins, Derek Parsonage, Melissa B Oliver, Elizabeth Domzalski, W Edward Swords, Martha A Alexander-Miller
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) causes a variety of disease states including fatal bacterial pneumonia. Our previous finding that introduction of Spn into an animal with ongoing influenza virus infection resulted in a CD8+ T cell population with reduced effector function gave rise to the possibility of direct regulation by pneumococcal components. Here, we show that treatment of effector T cells with lysate derived from Spn resulted in inhibition of IFNγ and tumor necrosis factor α production as well as of cytolytic granule release...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230196/saxagliptin-induces-%C3%AE-cell-proliferation-through-increasing-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#13
Chun-Jun Li, Bei Sun, Qian-Hua Fang, Min Ding, Yun-Zhi Xing, Li-Ming Chen, De-Min Yu
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, such as saxagliptin, have been reported to have beneficial effects on β-cell function, but the specific underlying mechanism remains unclear. Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α), a chemokine produced in multiple organs, has been considered as a crucial regulator in promoting β-cell survival. Here, we speculate that SDF-1α might mediate the effect of saxagliptin on improving β-cell function. After 12-week saxagliptin treatment in high-fat diet/streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, significant improvement in pancreas insulin secretion capacity evaluated by hyperglycemia clamp and increased β-cell to α-cell areas ratio were observed...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224812/differential-roles-of-kallikrein-related-peptidase-6-in-malignant-transformation-and-%C3%AE-np63%C3%AE-mediated-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Naoki Kaneko, Shintaro Kawano, Kaori Yasuda, Yuma Hashiguchi, Taiki Sakamoto, Ryota Matsubara, Yuichi Goto, Teppei Jinno, Yasuyuki Maruse, Masahiko Morioka, Taichi Hattori, Shoichi Tanaka, Hideaki Tanaka, Tamotsu Kiyoshima, Seiji Nakamura
We previously reported that epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) was mediated by ΔNp63β in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In this study, DNA microarray analyses were performed using ΔNp63β-overexpressing OSCC cells to identify genes associated with ΔNp63β-mediated EMT. Thereby, we focused on kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK) 6, most up-regulated following ΔNp63β-overexpression, that activates protease-activated receptors (PARs). In RT-PCR analyses, ΔNp63 was positively associated with KLK6 and PAR2 and negatively with PAR1 in OSCC cells...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220092/dose-rectification-of-an-unbalance-between-dpp4-and-glp-1-ameliorates-chronic-stress-related-vascular-aging-and-atherosclerosis
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Xian Wu Cheng, Megumi Narisawa, Enze Jin, Chenglin Yu, Wenhu Xu, Limei Piao
Exposure to psychosocial stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including vascular aging and regeneration. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) exerts many physiological and pharmacological functions by regulating its extremely abundant substrates [e.g., glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), stromal cell-derived factor-1α/ C-X-C chemokine receptor type-4, etc.]. Over the past decade, emerging data revealed unexpected roles for DPP-4 and GLP-1 in intracellular signaling, oxidative stress production, lipid metabolism, cell apoptosis, immune activation, insulin resistance, and inflammation...
December 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207091/fibroblast-activation-protein-%C3%AE-in-tumor-cells-promotes-colorectal-cancer-angiogenesis-via-the-akt-and-erk-signaling-pathways
#16
Feng Cao, Songsong Wang, Huanqin Wang, Wei Tang
Fibroblast activation protein-α (FAP-α) is a cell surface serine protease of the post-prolyl peptidase family, and stromal FAP-α expression may serve important functions in tumor occurrence and progression. In recent years, FAP-α expression in tumor cells has been detected in a number of types of tumor, and its roles in tumor growth and metastasis have been reported. However, the presence of FAP-α in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells lacks sufficient evidence and its role in angiogenesis remains unknown. The present study confirmed FAP-α expression in CRC cells at the tissue and cellular level, using immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis, respectively; it additionally identified that FAP-α in CRC cells was positively associated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A expression and microvessel density in stained tissue samples for the first time...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203510/mechanisms-to-elevate-endogenous-glucagon-like-peptide-1-glp-1-beyond-injectable-glp-1-analogues-and-metabolic-surgery
#17
Daniel A Briere, Ana B Bueno, Ellen J Gunn, M Dodson Michael, Kyle W Sloop
Therapeutic engineering of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) has enabled development of new medicines to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. These injectable analogues achieve robust glycemic control by increasing concentrations of 'GLP-1 equivalents' (∼50 pM). Similar levels of endogenous GLP-1 occur following gastric bypass surgery, and mechanistic studies indicate glucose lowering by these procedures is driven by GLP-1. Therefore, due to the remarkable signaling and secretory capacity of the GLP-1 system, we sought to discover mechanisms that raise GLP-1 pharmacologically...
December 4, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187532/characterization-of-spp-inhibitors-suppressing-propagation-of-hcv-and-protozoa
#18
Junki Hirano, Toru Okamoto, Yukari Sugiyama, Tatsuya Suzuki, Shinji Kusakabe, Makoto Tokunaga, Takasuke Fukuhara, Miwa Sasai, Takahiro Tougan, Yasue Matsunaga, Kazuo Yamashita, Yusuke Sakai, Masahiro Yamamoto, Toshihiro Horii, Daron M Standley, Kohji Moriishi, Kyoji Moriya, Kazuhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Matsuura
Signal peptide peptidase (SPP) is an intramembrane aspartic protease involved in the maturation of the core protein of hepatitis C virus (HCV). The processing of HCV core protein by SPP has been reported to be critical for the propagation and pathogenesis of HCV. Here we examined the inhibitory activity of inhibitors for γ-secretase, another intramembrane cleaving protease, against SPP, and our findings revealed that the dibenzoazepine-type structure in the γ-secretase inhibitors is critical for the inhibition of SPP...
November 29, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184702/pharmacological-inhibition-of-diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-1-and-insights-into-postprandial-gut-peptide-secretion
#19
Benjamin S Maciejewski, Tara B Manion, Claire M Steppan
AIM: To examine the role that enzyme Acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase-1 (DGAT1) plays in postprandial gut peptide secretion and signaling. METHODS: The standard experimental paradigm utilized to evaluate the incretin response was a lipid challenge. Following a lipid challenge, plasma was collected via cardiac puncture at each time point from a cohort of 5-8 mice per group from baseline at time zero to 10 h. Incretin hormones [glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1), peptide tyrosine-tyrosine (PYY) and glucose dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP)] were then quantitated...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184154/a-leptospiral-aaa-chaperone-ntn-peptidase-complex-hsluv-contributes-to-the-intracellular-survival-of-leptospira-interrogans-in-hosts-and-the-transmission-of-leptospirosis
#20
Shi-Lei Dong, Wei-Lin Hu, Yu-Mei Ge, David M Ojcius, Xu'ai Lin, Jie Yan
Leptospirosis caused by Leptospira is a zoonotic disease of global importance but it is considered as an emerging or re-emerging infectious disease in many areas in the world. Until now, the mechanisms about pathogenesis and transmission of Leptospira remains poorly understood. As eukaryotic and prokaryotic proteins can be denatured in adverse environments and chaperone-protease/peptidase complexes degrade these harmful proteins, we speculate that infection may also cause leptospiral protein denaturation, and the HslU and HslV proteins of L...
November 29, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
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