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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196117/the-transcriptional-activity-of-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4-alpha-is-inhibited-via-phosphorylation-by-erk1-2
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Borbála Vető, Dóra Bojcsuk, Caroline Bacquet, Judit Kiss, Szabolcs Sipeki, Ludovic Martin, László Buday, Bálint L Bálint, Tamás Arányi
Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha (HNF4α) nuclear receptor is a master regulator of hepatocyte development, nutrient transport and metabolism. HNF4α is regulated both at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels by different mechanisms. Several kinases (PKA, PKC, AMPK) were shown to phosphorylate and decrease the activity of HNF4α. Activation of the ERK1/2 signalling pathway, inducing proliferation and survival, inhibits the expression of HNF4α. However, based on our previous results we hypothesized that HNF4α is also regulated at the post-transcriptional level by ERK1/2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193157/whole-genome-association-analysis-of-pork-meat-ph-revealed-three-significant-regions-and-several-potential-genes-in-finnish-yorkshire-pigs
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Lucas L Verardo, Marja-Liisa Sevón-Aimonen, Timo Serenius, Ville Hietakangas, Pekka Uimari
BACKGROUND: One of the most commonly used quality measurements of pork is pH measured 24 h after slaughter. The most probable mode of inheritance for this trait is oligogenic with several known major genes, such as PRKAG3. In this study, we used whole-genome SNP genotypes of over 700 AI boars; after a quality check, 42,385 SNPs remained for association analysis. All the boars were purebred Finnish Yorkshire. To account for relatedness of the animals, a pedigree-based relationship matrix was used in a mixed linear model to test the effect of SNPs on pH measured from loin...
February 13, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106824/identification-of-the-muc2-promoter-as-a-strong-promoter-for-intestinal-gene-expression-through-generation-of-transgenic-quail-expressing-gfp-in-gut-epithelial-cells
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Rachel M Woodfint, Paula R Chen, Jinsoo Ahn, Yeunsu Suh, Seongsoo Hwang, Sang Suk Lee, Kichoon Lee
Identification of tissue- and stage-specific gene promoters is valuable for delineating the functional roles of specific genes in genetically engineered animals. Here, through the comparison of gene expression in different tissues by analysis of a microarray database, the intestinal specificity of mucin 2 (MUC2) expression was identified in mice and humans, and further confirmed in chickens by RT-PCR (reverse transcription-PCR) analysis. An analysis of cis-acting elements in avian MUC2 gene promoters revealed conservation of binding sites, within a 2...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105082/genetic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-chinese-ketosis-prone-mody-3-family-with-depression
#4
Jun Tang, Chen-Yi Tang, Fang Wang, Yue Guo, Hao-Neng Tang, Ci-La Zhou, Shu-Wen Tan, Shi-Ping Liu, Zhi-Guang Zhou, Hou-De Zhou
BACKGROUND: To analyze the gene mutation and mental disorder of a Chinese ketosis-prone diabetes (KPD) family, and to make a precise diagnosis and give a treatment for them. METHODS: We studied a Chinese family with a clinical diagnosis of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). The clinical data and the blood samples were collected. The promotor and coding regions inclusive intron exon boundaries of the HNF1A, HNF4A were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102354/a-signature-of-renal-stress-resistance-induced-by-short-term-dietary-restriction-fasting-and-protein-restriction
#5
F Jongbloed, T C Saat, M Verweij, C Payan-Gomez, J H J Hoeijmakers, S van den Engel, C T van Oostrom, G Ambagtsheer, S Imholz, J L A Pennings, H van Steeg, J N M IJzermans, M E T Dollé, R W F de Bruin
During kidney transplantation, ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) induces oxidative stress. Short-term preoperative 30% dietary restriction (DR) and 3-day fasting protect against renal IRI. We investigated the contribution of macronutrients to this protection on both phenotypical and transcriptional levels. Male C57BL/6 mice were fed control food ad libitum, underwent two weeks of 30%DR, 3-day fasting, or received a protein-, carbohydrate- or fat-free diet for various periods of time. After completion of each diet, renal gene expression was investigated using microarrays...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064419/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacogenetics-of-carbamazepine-in-children
#6
Natasa Djordjevic, Slobodan M Jankovic, Jasmina R Milovanovic
Although carbamazepine is one of the oldest anticonvulsant drugs, it is still heavily utilized for treatment of epilepsy in children. The aim of this article was to review the current knowledge about pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics of carbamazepine in children. The literature for this review was systematically searched for in the MEDLINE and SCINDEKS databases. Oral bioavailability of carbamazepine in children is about 75-85%, and it is approximately 75-85% bound to plasma proteins. Apparent volume of distribution is 1...
January 7, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960154/mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-enhanced-bcl-2-expression-promote-liver-recovery-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatic-cirrhosis
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Shizhu Jin, Hulun Li, Mingzi Han, Mengting Ruan, Zishuai Liu, Feifei Zhang, Chunwei Zhang, Yongsub Choi, Bingrong Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation has emerged as an option for the treatment of chronic hepatic cirrhosis, while its therapeutic efficacy could be improved. The bcl-2 gene is anti-apoptotic and can help cell survival and proliferation. Therefore, we explored whether transplanted MSCs with enhanced bcl-2 expression may be beneficial in the treatment of experimental cirrhosis in rats. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from rat bone marrow, expanded in vitro and transfected with adeno-associated virus (AAV) engineered the bcl-2 gene (AAV-bcl-2)...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921429/-congenital-hyperinsulinism-loss-of-b-cell-self-control
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Jan Lebl, Klára Roženková, Štěpánka Průhová
Congenital hyperinsulinism is a serious blood glucose regulation defect that interferes with brain development, leading to mental retardation, neurological sequelae and secondary epilepsy and ultimately may be life-threatening. Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is caused by genetic defects of regulation of insulin secretion that induce insulin oversecretion in intrauterine life and postnatally. The clinical consequence is fetal macrosomia and subsequently neonatal and infantile hypoglycaemia. The most severe form is caused by biallelic mutations of KCNJ11 and ABCC8 genes that encode both potassium channel subunits, whereas their heterozygous mutations as well as enzymatic defects (GLUD1, HADH, GCK) lead to milder presentation...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913849/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-reveals-mody-in-up-to-6-5-of-antibody-negative-diabetes-cases-listed-in-the-norwegian-childhood-diabetes-registry
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Bente B Johansson, Henrik U Irgens, Janne Molnes, Paweł Sztromwasser, Ingvild Aukrust, Petur B Juliusson, Oddmund Søvik, Shawn Levy, Torild Skrivarhaug, Geir Joner, Anders Molven, Stefan Johansson, Pål R Njølstad
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: MODY can be wrongly diagnosed as type 1 diabetes in children. We aimed to find the prevalence of MODY in a nationwide population-based registry of childhood diabetes. METHODS: Using next-generation sequencing, we screened the HNF1A, HNF4A, HNF1B, GCK and INS genes in all 469 children (12.1%) negative for both GAD and IA-2 autoantibodies and 469 antibody-positive matched controls selected from the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Registry (3882 children)...
December 2, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909741/the-role-of-epigenetic-modifiers-in-extended-cultures-of-functional-hepatocyte-like-cells-derived-from-human-neonatal-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#10
M Cipriano, J C Correia, S P Camões, N G Oliveira, P Cruz, H Cruz, M Castro, J L Ruas, J M Santos, J P Miranda
The development of predictive in vitro stem cell-derived hepatic models for toxicological drug screening is an increasingly important topic. Herein, umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hnMSCs) underwent hepatic differentiation using an optimized three-step core protocol of 24 days that mimicked liver embryogenesis with further exposure to epigenetic markers, namely the histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA), the cytidine analogue 5-azacytidine (5-AZA) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902735/role-of-hepatic-specific-transcription-factors-and-polycomb-repressive-complex-2-during-induction-of-fibroblasts-to-hepatic-fate
#11
Shima Rastegar-Pouyani, Niusha Khazaei, Ping Wee, Abdulshakour Mohammadnia, Moein Yaqubi
Direct reprogramming using defined sets of transcription factors (TFs) is a recent strategy for generating induced hepatocytes (iHeps) from fibroblasts for use in regenerative medicine and drug development. Comprehensive studies detailing the regulatory role of TFs during this reprogramming process could help increase its efficiency. This study aimed to find the TFs with the greatest influences on the generation of iHeps from fibroblasts, and to further understand their roles in the regulation of the gene expression program...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899892/age-dependent-hepatic-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-gene-expression-and-activity-in-children
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Elizabeth Neumann, Huma Mehboob, Jacqueline Ramírez, Snezana Mirkov, Min Zhang, Wanqing Liu
UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are important phase II drug metabolism enzymes. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between age and changes in mRNA expression and activity of major human hepatic UGTs, as well as to understand the potential regulatory mechanism underlying this relationship. Using previously generated data, we investigated age-dependent mRNA expression levels of 11 hepatic UGTs (UGT1A1, UGT1A3, UGT1A4, UGT1A5, UGT1A6, UGT1A9, UGT2B4, UGT2B7, UGT2B10, UGT2B15, and UGT2B17) and 16 transcription factors (AHR, AR, CAR, ESR2, FXR, GCCR, HNF1a, HNF3a, HNF3b, HNF4a, PPARA, PPARG, PPARGC, PXR, SP1, and STAT3) in liver tissue of donors (n = 38) ranging from 0 to 25 years of age...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889102/analysis-of-gene-expression-and-regulation-implicates-c2h9orf152-has-an-important-role-in-calcium-metabolism-and-chicken-reproduction
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Long Liu, Yanfeng Fan, Zhenhe Zhang, Chan Yang, Tuoyu Geng, Daoqing Gong, Zhuocheng Hou, Zhonghua Ning
The reproductive system of a female bird is responsible for egg production. The genes highly expressed in oviduct are potentially important. From RNA-seq analysis, C2H9orf152 (an orthologous gene of human C9orf152) was identified as highly expressed in chicken uterus. To infer its function, we obtained and characterized its complete cDNA sequence, determined its spatiotemporal expression, and probed its transcription factor(s) through pharmaceutical approach. Data showed that the complete cDNA sequence was 1468bp long with a 789bp of open reading frame...
January 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862917/assessing-variation-across-8-established-east-asian-loci-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-american-indians-suggestive-evidence-for-new-sex-specific-diabetes-signals-in-glis3-and-zfand3
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Yunhua L Muller, Paolo Piaggi, Peng Chen, Gregory Wiessner, Chidinma Okani, Sayuko Kobes, William C Knowler, Clifton Bogardus, Robert L Hanson, Leslie J Baier
BACKGROUND: Eight new loci for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were identified in an East Asian genome-wide association study meta-analysis. We assess tag SNPs across these loci for associations with T2DM in American Indians. METHODS: A total of 435 SNPs that tag (R(2)  ≥ .85) common variation across the 8 loci were analyzed for association with T2DM (n = 7710), early onset T2DM (n = 1060), body mass index (n = 6839), insulin sensitivity (n = 555), and insulin secretion (n = 298)...
November 8, 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836672/transcription-factor-binding-site-enrichment-analysis-predicts-drivers-of-altered-gene-expression-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
#15
April D Lake, Alexandria L Chaput, Petr Novak, Nathan J Cherrington, Catharine L Smith
The molecular mechanisms behind the transition from simple steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are not clearly understood. This hinders development of effective therapies for treatment and prevention of NASH. In this study expression profiling data from normal, steatosis, and NASH human livers were used to predict transcription factors that are misregulated as mechanistic features of NAFLD progression. Previously-published human NAFLD gene expression profiling data from normal, steatosis, and NASH livers were subjected to transcription factor binding site enrichment analysis...
December 15, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829444/potential-molecular-characteristics-in-situ-in-response-to-repetitive-uvb-irradiation
#16
Wenqi Chen, Jinhai Zhang
BACKGROUND: To identify molecular characteristics in situ in response to repetitive UVB (ultraviolet-B) irradiation. METHODS: Microarray data from the Gene Expression Omnibus were re-analyzed to identify DEGs (differentially expressed genes) between UVB-irradiated and non-irradiated skin biopsies. Enrichment and annotation analyses were performed respectively using DAVID, and TSGene and TAG databases. PPIs (protein-protein interactions) were analyzed using STRING, and miRNAs (microRNAs) and TFs (transcription factors) were predicted separately by miRNA-related databases and ENCODE...
November 10, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820600/direct-reprogramming-of-fibroblasts-into-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-defined-transcription-factors
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Michael M Kaminski, Jelena Tosic, Catena Kresbach, Hannes Engel, Jonas Klockenbusch, Anna-Lena Müller, Roman Pichler, Florian Grahammer, Oliver Kretz, Tobias B Huber, Gerd Walz, Sebastian J Arnold, Soeren S Lienkamp
Direct reprogramming by forced expression of transcription factors can convert one cell type into another. Thus, desired cell types can be generated bypassing pluripotency. However, direct reprogramming towards renal cells remains an unmet challenge. Here, we identify renal cell fate-inducing factors on the basis of their tissue specificity and evolutionarily conserved expression, and demonstrate that combined expression of Emx2, Hnf1b, Hnf4a and Pax8 converts mouse and human fibroblasts into induced renal tubular epithelial cells (iRECs)...
November 7, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810688/clinical-whole-exome-sequencing-in-early-onset-diabetes-patients
#18
Soo Heon Kwak, Chan-Hyeon Jung, Chang Ho Ahn, Jungsun Park, Jeesoo Chae, Hye Seung Jung, Young Min Cho, Dae Ho Lee, Jong-Il Kim, Kyong Soo Park
AIMS: There could be an overlap of monogenic diabetes and early onset type 2 diabetes in those who are diagnosed before age of 30years. Genetic diagnosis in these patients might improve the quality of care. A limited number of studies have used whole exome sequencing (WES) in Asian patients with early onset diabetes, and the clinical utility of WES is largely unknown. METHODS: We performed whole exome capture and massive parallel sequencing in 28 patients with early onset diabetes...
December 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790929/allele-and-genotype-frequencies-of-genes-relevant-to-anti-epileptic-drug-therapy-in-mexican-mestizo-healthy-volunteers
#19
Ingrid Fricke-Galindo, Alberto Ortega-Vázquez, Nancy Monroy-Jaramillo, Pedro Dorado, Helgi Jung-Cook, Eva Peñas-Lledó, Adrián LLerena, Marisol López-López
AIM: To determine allele and genotype frequencies of genes influencing anti-epileptic drug therapy in Mexican-Mestizo (MM) healthy volunteers, and to evaluate whether these are different from those reported for other populations. SUBJECTS & METHODS: Thirty-nine variants of CYP3A5, EPHX1, NR1I2, HNF4A, UGT1A1, UGT2B7, ABCC2, RALBP1, SCN1A, SCN2A and GABRA1 were genotyped in 300 MM healthy volunteers. RESULTS: All studied alleles were presented in MM, except for seven UGT1A1 variants (*6-8, 14, 15, 27 and 29)...
October 28, 2016: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752141/diabetes-linked-transcription-factor-hnf4%C3%AE-regulates-metabolism-of-endogenous-methylarginines-and-%C3%AE-aminoisobutyric-acid-by-controlling-expression-of-alanine-glyoxylate-aminotransferase-2
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Dmitry V Burdin, Alexey A Kolobov, Chad Brocker, Alexey A Soshnev, Nikolay Samusik, Anton V Demyanov, Silke Brilloff, Natalia Jarzebska, Jens Martens-Lobenhoffer, Maren Mieth, Renke Maas, Stefan R Bornstein, Stefanie M Bode-Böger, Frank Gonzalez, Norbert Weiss, Roman N Rodionov
Elevated levels of circulating asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginines (ADMA and SDMA) predict and potentially contribute to end organ damage in cardiovascular diseases. Alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase 2 (AGXT2) regulates systemic levels of ADMA and SDMA, and also of beta-aminoisobutyric acid (BAIB)-a modulator of lipid metabolism. We identified a putative binding site for hepatic nuclear factor 4 α (HNF4α) in AGXT2 promoter sequence. In a luciferase reporter assay we found a 75% decrease in activity of Agxt2 core promoter after disruption of the HNF4α binding site...
October 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
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