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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, multicenter study of patients with type 2 diabetes who had suboptimal glycemic 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
#6
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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122942/comparative-analysis-of-mitochondrial-n-termini-from-mouse-human-and-yeast
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Sarah E Calvo, Olivier Julien, Karl R Clauser, Hongying Shen, Kimberli J Kamer, James A Wells, Vamsi K Mootha
The majority of mitochondrial proteins are encoded in the nuclear genome, translated in the cytoplasm, and directed to the mitochondria by a N-terminal presequence that is cleaved upon import. Recently, N-proteome catalogs have been generated for mitochondria from yeast and from human U937 cells. Here we applied the subtiligase method to determine N-termini for 327 proteins in mitochondria isolated from mouse liver and kidney. Comparative analysis between mitochondrial N-termini from mouse, human, and yeast proteins shows that while presequences are poorly conserved at the sequence level, other presequence properties are extremely conserved including a length of ~20-60aa, a net charge between +3 to +6, and the presence of stabilizing amino acids at the N-termini of mature proteins that follows the N-end rule from bacteria...
January 25, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120499/three-molecular-forms-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptides-quantitative-analysis-and-biological-characterization
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REVIEW
Chiaki Nagai-Okatani, Kenji Kangawa, Naoto Minamino
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is primarily produced in the heart tissue and plays a pivotal role in maintaining cardiovascular homeostasis in endocrine and autocrine/paracrine systems and has clinical applications as a biomarker and a therapeutic agent for cardiac diseases. ANP is synthesized by atrial cardiomyocytes as a preprohormone that is processed by a signal peptidase and stored in secretory granules as a prohormone. Subsequent proteolytic processing of ANP by corin during the secretion process results in a bioactive form consisting of 28 amino acid residues...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119159/hindbrain-dpp-iv-inhibition-improves-glycemic-control-and-promotes-negative-energy-balance
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Elizabeth G Mietlicki-Baase, Lauren E McGrath, Kieran Koch-Laskowski, Joanna Krawczyk, Tram Pham, Rinzin Lhamo, David J Reiner, Matthew R Hayes
The beneficial glycemic and food intake-suppressive effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) have made this neuroendocrine system a leading target for pharmacological approaches to the treatment of diabetes and obesity. One strategy to increase the activity of endogenous GLP-1 is to prevent the rapid degradation of the hormone by the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV). However, despite the expression of both DPP-IV and GLP-1 in the brain, and the clear importance of central GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) signaling for glycemic and energy balance control, the metabolic effects of central inhibition of DPP-IV activity are unclear...
January 22, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118607/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-corona-virus-spike-glycoprotein-suppresses-macrophage-responses-via-dpp4-mediated-induction-of-irak-m-and-ppar%C3%AE
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Ahmed A Al-Qahtani, Konstantina Lyroni, Marina Aznaourova, Melpomeni Tseliou, Mashael R Al-Anazi, Mohammed N Al-Ahdal, Saad Alkahtani, George Sourvinos, Christos Tsatsanis
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) is transmitted via the respiratory tract and causes severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome by infecting lung epithelial cells and macrophages. Macrophages can readily recognize the virus and eliminate it. MERS-CoV infects cells via its Spike (S) glycoprotein that binds on Dipeptidyl-Peptidase 4 (DPP4) receptor present on macrophages. Whether this Spike/DPP4 association affects macrophage responses remains unknown. Herein we demonstrated that infection of macrophages with lentiviral particles pseudotyped with MERS-CoV S glycoprotein results in suppression of macrophage responses since it reduced the capacity of macrophages to produce TNFα and IL-6 in naive and LPS-activated THP-1 macrophages and augmented LPS-induced production of the immunosuppressive cytokine IL-10...
January 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094469/immunohistochemical-assessment-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-glp-1r-expression-in-the-pancreas-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Rikke Kaae Kirk, Charles Pyke, Matthias G von Herrath, Jane Preuss Hasselby, Lars Pedersen, Pia Gottrup Mortensen, Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Ken Coppieters
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone which stimulates insulin release and inhibits glucagon secretion from the pancreas in a glucose-dependent manner. Incretin-based therapies, consisting of GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, are used for the treatment of T2D. Immunohistochemical studies for GLP-1R expression have previously been hampered by the use of unspecific polyclonal antibodies. This study used a new monoclonal antibody to assess GLP-1R expression in pancreatic tissue from 23 patients with T2D, including 7 with a DPP-4 inhibitor and 1 with a GLP-1R agonist treatment history...
January 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088521/signal-peptidase-i-processed-secretory-signal-sequences-selection-for-and-against-specific-amino-acids-at-the-second-position-of-mature-protein
#16
Yaramah M Zalucki, Michael P Jennings
Signal peptides direct proteins from the cytoplasm to the periplasm. These N-terminal peptides are cleaved upon entry to the periplasm by either signal peptidase I, or signal peptidase II for lipoproteins. Signal peptidase I is a serine protease that has either a serine-lysine or serine-histidine catalytic dyad present in the active site. The recognition site for signal peptide cleavage by signal peptidase I has been defined primarily by an Ala-X-Ala motif at the C-terminal end of the signal peptide, one amino acid away from the cleavage site...
January 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065853/sitagliptin-inhibit-human-lymphocytes-proliferation-and-th1-th17-differentiation-in-vitro
#17
Marcelo Maia Pinheiro, Caroline Lais Stoppa, Claudete Justina Valduga, Cristina Eunice Okuyama, Renata Gorjão, Regina Mara Silva Pereira, Susana Nogueira Diniz
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a new class of anti-diabetic agents that are widely used in clinical practice to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. DPP-4 is also known as lymphocyte cell surface protein, CD26, and plays an important role in T-cell immunity. Recent studies suggest that DPP-4 inhibitors improve beta-cell function and attenuate autoimmunity in type 1 diabetic mouse models. To investigate the direct effect of DPP4 in immune response, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy volunteers were obtained by Ficoll gradient and cultivated in the absence (control) or presence of phytohemagglutinin (PHA), or stimulated with PHA and treated with sitagliptin...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065271/signal-peptidase-enzymology-and-substrate-specificity-profiling
#18
R E Dalbey, D Pei, Ö D Ekici
Signal peptidases are membrane proteases that play crucial roles in the protein transport pathway of bacteria. They cleave off the signal peptide from precursor proteins that are membrane inserted by the SecYEG or Tat translocons. Signal peptide cleavage releases the translocated protein from the inner membrane allowing the protein to be exported to the periplasm, outer membrane, or secreted into the medium. Signal peptidases are very important proteins to study. They are unique serine proteases with a Ser-Lys dyad, catalyze cleavage at the membrane surface, and are promising potential antibacterial drug targets...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065261/expression-purification-and-enzymatic-characterization-of-intramembrane-proteases
#19
R Zhou, Y Shi, G Yang
Intramembrane proteases catalyze peptide bond hydrolysis in the lipid bilayer and play a key role in numerous cellular processes. These integral membrane enzymes consist of four classes: site-2 protease (S2P), rhomboid serine protease, Rce1-type glutamyl protease, and aspartyl protease exemplified by presenilin and signal peptide peptidase (SPP). Structural elucidation of these enzymes is important for mechanistic understanding of their functions, particularly their roles in cell signaling and debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060822/transcriptome-sequencing-reveals-large-scale-changes-in-axenic-aedes-aegypti-larvae
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Kevin J Vogel, Luca Valzania, Kerri L Coon, Mark R Brown, Michael R Strand
Mosquitoes host communities of microbes in their digestive tract that consist primarily of bacteria. We previously reported that Aedes aegypti larvae colonized by a native community of bacteria and gnotobiotic larvae colonized by only Escherichia coli develop very similarly into adults, whereas axenic larvae never molt and die as first instars. In this study, we extended these findings by first comparing the growth and abundance of bacteria in conventional, gnotobiotic, and axenic larvae during the first instar...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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