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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454351/the-role-of-quercetin-and-vitamin-c-in-nrf2-dependent-oxidative-stress-production-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour, Fatemeh Ramezani, Fatemeh Keshavarzi, Nasser Samadi
The balance between the production and elimination of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is essential in determining whether cells survive or undergo apoptosis. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) may act as a sensor for electrophilic stress, thus regulating the intracellular antioxidant response. The present study investigated the role of vitamin C (VC) and quercetin (Q) in the induction of Nrf2-mediated oxidative stress in cancer cells. An MTT assay was conducted to examine the anti-proliferative effects of VC and Q...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454093/hsp90-inhibitor-17-dmag-exerts-anticancer-effects-against-gastric-cancer-cells-principally-by-altering-oxidant-antioxidant-balance
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Jeong Goo Kim, Sang Chul Lee, Ok-Hee Kim, Kee-Hwan Kim, Kyo Young Song, Sang Kuon Lee, Byung Jo Choi, Wonjun Jeong, Say-June Kim
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) stabilizes numerous oncoproteins and, therefore, its inhibition has emerged as a promising antineoplastic strategy for diverse malignancies. In this study, we determined the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action of a specific HSP90 inhibitor, 17-dimethylamino-ethylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-DMAG), in gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, SNU-1, and KATO-III), patient-derived tissues, and a mouse xenograft model. 17-DMAG exerted anticancer effects against gastric cancer cells, manifested by significantly decreased proliferation rates (P < 0...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454041/long-term-intake-of-a-high-protein-diet-increases-liver-triacylglycerol-deposition-pathways-and-hepatic-signs-of-injury-in-rats
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Rubén Díaz-Rúa, Jaap Keijer, Andreu Palou, Evert M van Schothorst, Paula Oliver
Intake of high-protein (HP) diets has increased over the last years, mainly due to their popularity for body weight control. Liver is the main organ handling ingested macronutrients and it is associated with the beginning of different pathologies. We aimed to deepen our knowledge on molecular pathways affected by long-term intake of an HP diet. We performed a transcriptome analysis on liver of rats chronically fed with a casein-rich HP diet and analyzed molecular parameters related to liver injury. Chronic increase in the dietary protein/carbohydrate ratio up-regulated processes related with amino acid uptake/metabolism and lipid synthesis, promoting a molecular environment indicative of hepatic triacylglycerol (TG) deposition...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448086/effects-of-running-wheel-activity-and-dietary-hmb-and-%C3%AE-alanine-co-supplementation-on-muscle-quality-in-aged-male-rats
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D W Russ, C Acksel, K W McCorkle, N K Edens, S M Garvey
OBJECTIVE: Loss of skeletal muscle function is linked to increased risk for loss of health and independence in older adults. Dietary interventions that can enhance aging muscle function, alone or in combination with exercise, may offer an effective way to reduce these risks. The goal of this study was to evaluate the muscular effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and beta-alanine (β-Ala) co-supplementation in aged Sprague-Dawley rats with voluntary access to running wheels (RW)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447712/wiryeongtang-regulates-hypertonicity-induced-expression-of-aquaporin-2-water-channels-in-mimcd-3-cells
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Mi Gyeong Kim, Yun Jung Lee, Eun Sik Choi, Jung Joo Yoon, Byung Hyuk Han, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
The kidneys have a key role in the homeostasis of water excretion and reabsorption. Water channels, particularly aquaporin-2 (AQP2), are important proteins in water homeostasis in the body through the short‑term and long-term regulation of water permeability. Wiryeongtang (WRT) is a well-known traditional oriental medicine, which is used for the treatment of chronic edema and dysuresia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of WRT on the hypertonicity-induced expression of AQP2 in the inner medullary collecting duct cell line (IMCD‑3)...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447390/high-non-esterified-fatty-acid-concentrations-promote-expression-and-secretion-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-in-calf-hepatocytes-cultured-in-vitro
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J G Wang, Y Z Guo, Y Z Kong, S Dai, B Y Zhao
Negative energy balance is considered as the pathological basis of energy metabolic disorders in periparturient dairy cows. Serum non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) are one of the most important indicators of energy balance status. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) has been identified as a hepatokine involved in regulation of metabolic adaptations, such as promoting hepatic lipid oxidation and ketogenesis, during energy deprivation. However, the direct effects of NEFA on FGF21 expression and secretion in bovine hepatocytes are not entirely clear...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446919/high-nitrogen-supply-induces-physiological-responsiveness-to-long-photoperiod-in-barley
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Jian Zeng, Huajin Sheng, Yang Liu, Yao Wang, Yi Wang, Houyang Kang, Xing Fan, Lina Sha, Shu Yuan, Yonghong Zhou
Photoperiod and nutrient nitrogen (N) supply influence the growth, development, and productivity of crops. This study examined the physiological, biochemical, and morpho-anatomical traits of NA5 and NA9, two barley cultivars with contrasting photoperiod lengths, under the combined treatment of photoperiod regime and N supply. Under long photoperiod, high N supply decreased net photosynthesis; decreased chlorophyll a and chlorophyll a/b; decreased ascorbate peroxidase (APX), catalase (CAT), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities; decreased ascorbate, glutathione, soluble protein, and soluble sugar; destroyed mesophyll cell integrity; and increased [Formula: see text], malondialdehyde, and proline in both NA5 and NA9...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446817/shh-mediated-centrosomal-recruitment-of-pka-promotes-symmetric-proliferative-neuroepithelial-cell%C3%A2-division
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Murielle Saade, Elena Gonzalez-Gobartt, Rene Escalona, Susana Usieto, Elisa Martí
Tight control of the balance between self-expanding symmetric and self-renewing asymmetric neural progenitor divisions is crucial to regulate the number of cells in the developing central nervous system. We recently demonstrated that Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signalling is required for the expansion of motor neuron progenitors by maintaining symmetric divisions. Here we show that activation of Shh/Gli signalling in dividing neuroepithelial cells controls the symmetric recruitment of PKA to the centrosomes that nucleate the mitotic spindle, maintaining symmetric proliferative divisions...
April 27, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446705/diverse-integrin-adhesion-stoichiometries-caused-by-varied-actomyosin-activity
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Natalia A Bulgakova, Jutta Wellmann, Nicholas H Brown
Cells in an organism are subjected to numerous sources of external and internal forces, and are able to sense and respond to these forces. Integrin-mediated adhesion links the extracellular matrix outside cells to the cytoskeleton inside, and participates in sensing, transmitting and responding to forces. While integrin adhesion rapidly adapts to changes in forces in isolated migrating cells, it is not known whether similar or more complex responses occur within intact, developing tissues. Here, we studied changes in integrin adhesion composition upon different contractility conditions in Drosophila embryonic muscles...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446664/analysis-of-competing-hiv-1-splice-donor-sites-uncovers-a-tight-cluster-of-splicing-regulatory-elements-within-exon-2-2b
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Anna-Lena Brillen, Lara Walotka, Frank Hillebrand, Lisa Müller, Marek Widera, Stephan Theiss, Heiner Schaal
The HIV-1 accessory protein Vif is essential for viral replication by counteracting the host restriction factor APOBEC3G (A3G), and balanced levels of both proteins are required for efficient viral replication. Non-coding exons 2/2b contain the Vif start codon between their alternatively used splice donors 2 and 2b (D2 and D2b). For the vif mRNA, intron 1 must be removed, while intron 2 must be retained. Thus, splice acceptor 1 (A1) must be activated by U1 snRNP binding to either D2 or D2b, while splicing at D2 or D2b must be prevented...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446632/dietary-methionine-restriction-regulates-liver-protein-synthesis-and-gene-expression-independently-of-eukaryotic-initiation-factor-2-phosphorylation-in-mice
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Ashley P Pettit, William O Jonsson, Albert R Bargoud, Emily T Mirek, Frederick F Peelor, Yongping Wang, Thomas W Gettys, Scot R Kimball, Benjamin F Miller, Karyn L Hamilton, Ronald C Wek, Tracy G Anthony
Background: The phosphorylation of eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (p-eIF2) during dietary amino acid insufficiency reduces protein synthesis and alters gene expression via the integrated stress response (ISR).Objective: We explored whether a Met-restricted (MR) diet activates the ISR to reduce body fat and regulate protein balance.Methods: Male and female mice aged 3-6 mo with either whole-body deletion of general control nonderepressible 2 (Gcn2) or liver-specific deletion of protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (Perk) alongside wild-type or floxed control mice were fed an obesogenic diet sufficient in Met (0...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446631/combined-vitamin-b-12-and-balanced-protein-energy-supplementation-affect-homocysteine-remethylation-in-the-methionine-cycle-in-pregnant-south-indian-women-of-low-vitamin-b-12-status
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Sarita Devi, Arpita Mukhopadhyay, Pratibha Dwarkanath, Tinku Thomas, Julian Crasta, Annamma Thomas, C N Sheela, Jean W Hsu, Grace J Tang, Farook Jahoor, Anura V Kurpad
Background: Low-quality dietary protein intake and vitamin B-12 deficiency could interact to decrease methionine transmethylation and remethylation rates during pregnancy and may affect epigenetic modifications of the fetal genome.Objective: The objective of this randomized, partially open-labeled intervention trial was to examine the effect of supplemental high-quality protein and vitamin B-12 on third-trimester methionine kinetics in pregnant Indian women with a low vitamin B-12 status.Methods: Pregnant women with low serum vitamin B-12 concentrations (<200 pmol/L) were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: the first group received balanced protein-energy supplementation of 500 mL milk/d plus a 10-μg vitamin B-12 tablet/d (M+B-12 group; n = 30), the second group received milk (500 mL/d) plus a placebo tablet (M+P group; n = 30), and the third group received a placebo tablet alone (P group; n = 33)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445699/journey-of-cystatins-from-being-mere-thiol-protease-inhibitors-to-at-heart-of-many-pathological-conditions
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REVIEW
Anas Shamsi, Bilqees Bano
Cystatins are thiol proteinase inhibitors (TPI), present ubiquitously in animals, plants and micro-organisms. These are not merely inhibitors rather they are at heart of many pathological conditions ranging from diabetes to renal failure. These are essential for maintenance of protein balance of the cell; once this balance gets disturbed, it may lead to cell death. Thus, cystatins cannot be merely regarded as TPI's as these have been found to play a pivotal role in tumorigenesis and neurodegenerative diseases...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444347/fluxomics-links-cellular-functional-analyses-to-whole-plant-phenotyping
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Christophe Salon, Jean-Christophe Avice, Sophie Colombié, Martine Dieuaide-Noubhani, Karine Gallardo, Christian Jeudy, Alain Ourry, Marion Prudent, Anne-Sophie Voisin, Dominique Rolin
Fluxes through metabolic pathways reflect the integration of genetic and metabolic regulations. While it is attractive to measure all the mRNAs (transcriptome), all the proteins (proteome), and a large number of the metabolites (metabolome) in a given cellular system, linking and integrating this information remains difficult. Measurement of metabolome-wide fluxes (termed the fluxome) provides an integrated functional output of the cell machinery and a better tool to link functional analyses to plant phenotyping...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444340/ligpargen-web-server-an-automatic-opls-aa-parameter-generator-for-organic-ligands
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Leela S Dodda, Israel Cabeza de Vaca, Julian Tirado-Rives, William L Jorgensen
The accurate calculation of protein/nucleic acid-ligand interactions or condensed phase properties by force field-based methods require a precise description of the energetics of intermolecular interactions. Despite the progress made in force fields, small molecule parameterization remains an open problem due to the magnitude of the chemical space; the most critical issue is the estimation of a balanced set of atomic charges with the ability to reproduce experimental properties. The LigParGen web server provides an intuitive interface for generating OPLS-AA/1...
April 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443683/redox-signaling-mediated-by-the-thioredoxin-and-glutathione-systems-in-the-central-nervous-system
#16
Xiaoyuan Ren, Lili Zou, Xu Zhang, Vasco Branco, Jun Wang, Cristina Carvalho, Arne Holmgren, Jun Lu
SIGNIFICANCE: The thioredoxin (Trx) and glutathione (GSH) systems play important roles in maintaining the redox balance in the brain, a tissue that is prone to oxidative stress due to its high energy demand. These two disulfide reductase systems are active in various areas of the brain, and are considered to be the critical antioxidant systems in the central nervous system (CNS). Various neuronal disorders have been characterized to have imbalanced redox homeostasis. Recent Advances: In addition to their detrimental effects, recent studies have highlighted that reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) act as critical signaling molecules by modifying thiols in proteins...
April 26, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443644/a-reciprocal-regulatory-loop-between-taz-yap-and-g-protein-g%C3%AE-s-regulates-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-myelination
#17
Yaqi Deng, Lai Man Natalie Wu, Shujun Bai, Chuntao Zhao, Haibo Wang, Jincheng Wang, Lingli Xu, Masahide Sakabe, Wenhao Zhou, Mei Xin, Q Richard Lu
Schwann cell (SC) myelination in the peripheral nervous system is essential for motor function, and uncontrolled SC proliferation occurs in cancer. Here, we show that a dual role for Hippo effectors TAZ and YAP in SC proliferation and myelination through modulating G-protein expression and interacting with SOX10, respectively. Developmentally regulated mutagenesis indicates that TAZ/YAP are critical for SC proliferation and differentiation in a stage-dependent manner. Genome-wide occupancy mapping and transcriptome profiling reveal that nuclear TAZ/YAP promote SC proliferation by activating cell cycle regulators, while targeting critical differentiation regulators in cooperation with SOX10 for myelination...
April 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443026/short-term-effects-of-lupin-vs-whey-supplementation-on-glucose-and-insulin-responses-to-a-standardized-meal-in-a-randomized-cross-over-trial
#18
Kathrin Schopen, Ann C Ewald, Bernd W Johannes, Wilhelm Bloch, Jörn Rittweger, Petra Frings-Meuthen
Background: Whey protein is known to reduce postprandial glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lupin as a vegetable source of protein could be considered as an alternative, as the percentage of vegetarian and vegan consumers is raising. The present study compares the acute glycemic effects of whey and lupin in healthy volunteers following a carbohydrate-rich reference meal. Methods In cross-over design, three standardized meals (reference meal; reference meal + whey; reference meal + lupin) were provided to 12 healthy male and female volunteers, aged between 23 and 33, in a balanced, randomized order...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442998/glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-gene-delivery-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-delicate-balance-between-neuroprotection-trophic-effects-and-unwanted-compensatory-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Liliane Tenenbaum, Marie Humbert-Claude
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and Neurturin (NRTN) bind to a receptor complex consisting of a member of the GDNF family receptor (GFR)-α and the Ret tyrosine kinase. Both factors were shown to protect nigro-striatal dopaminergic neurons and reduce motor symptoms when applied terminally in toxin-induced Parkinson's disease (PD) models. However, clinical trials based on intraputaminal GDNF protein administration or recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-mediated NRTN gene delivery have been disappointing...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441628/potassium-deficiency-affects-the-carbon-nitrogen-balance-in-cotton-leaves
#20
Wei Hu, Taylor D Coomer, Dimitra A Loka, Derrick M Oosterhuis, Zhiguo Zhou
Potassium (K) plays important roles in the metabolism of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N), but studies of K deficiency affecting C-N balance are lacking. This study explored the influence of K deficiency on C-N interaction in cotton leaves by conducting a field experiment with cotton cultivar DP0912 under two K rates (K0: 0 kg K2O ha(-1) and K67: 67 kg K2O ha(-1)) and a controlled environment experiment with K-deficient solution (K1: 0 mM K(+)) and K-sufficient solution (K2: 6 mM K(+)). The results showed that leaf K content, leaf number, leaf area, boll number, reproductive dry weight and total dry weight were significant lower under K deficiency (K0 or K1)...
April 6, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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