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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161661/chlorogenic-acid-prevents-diabetic-nephropathy-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-through-modulation-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-and-nf-%C3%A4-b-pathways
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Liping Bao, Jushuang Li, Dongqing Zha, Lian Zhang, Ping Gao, Tao Yao, Xiaoyan Wu
Oxidative and inflammatory damage have been suggested to play important roles in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is one of the most abundant polyphenols and has known immunoprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, animal experiments were designed to examine the protective effects of CGA in DN, and cellular experiments were designed to explore the underlying mechanisms. CGA significantly attenuated diabetic renal damage based on histological pathology and molecular biological methods...
November 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161034/dynamic-glycosylation-governs-the-vertebrate-copii-protein-trafficking-pathway
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Nathan J Cox, Gokhan Unlu, Brittany J Bisnett, Thomas R Meister, Brett Condon, Peter M Luo, Tim J Smith, Michael Hanna, Abhishek Chhetri, Erik J Soderblom, Anjon Audhya, Ela W Knapik, Michael Boyce
The COPII coat complex, which mediates secretory cargo trafficking from the endoplasmic reticulum, is a key control point for subcellular protein targeting. Because misdirected proteins cannot function, protein sorting by COPII is critical for establishing and maintaining normal cell and tissue homeostasis. Indeed, mutations in COPII genes cause a range of human pathologies, including cranio-lenticulo-sutural dysplasia (CLSD), which is characterized by collagen trafficking defects, craniofacial abnormalities and skeletal dysmorphology...
November 21, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161016/selective-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-peptide-toxins-from-animal-venom-pharmacological-probes-and-analgesic-drug-development
#3
Ying Wu, Hui Ma, Fan Zhang, Chun-Lei Zhang, Xiaohan Zou, Zhengyu Cao
Voltage-gated sodium channels (Navs) play critical roles in action potential generation and propagation. Nav channelopathy as well as pathological sensitization contribute to allodynia and hyperalgesia. Recent evidence has demonstrated the significant roles of Nav subtypes (Nav1.3, 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9) in nociceptive transduction and therefore these Navs may represent attractive targets for analgesic drug discovery. Animal toxins are structurally diverse peptides that are highly potent yet selective on ion channel subtypes and therefore representing valuable probes to elucidate the structures, gating properties and cellular functions of ion channels...
November 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160595/advanced-anterior-segment-imaging-in-keratoconus-a-review
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REVIEW
Akilesh Gokul, Hans R Vellara, Dipika V Patel
Advances in anterior segment imaging have enhanced our ability to detect keratoconus in its early stages and characterise the pathologic changes that occur. Computerised corneal tomography has elucidated the alterations in shape of the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces and alterations in thickness as the disease progresses. Automated screening indices such as the keratoconus screening index were developed to assist in detecting keratoconus in suspicious cases. In vivo assessment of keratoconic corneas has revealed that compromised corneal biomechanics can now be measured clinically...
November 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160038/endoplasmic-reticulum-in-health-and-disease-the-12th-international-calreticulin-workshop-delphi-greece
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REVIEW
Aristidis S Charonis, Marek Michalak, Jody Groenendyk, Luis B Agellon
Starting from 1994, every 2 years, an international workshop is organized focused on calreticulin and other endoplasmic reticulum chaperones. In 2017, the workshop took place at Delphi Greece. Participants from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia presented their recent data and discussed them extensively with their colleagues. Presentations dealt with structural aspects of calreticulin and calnexin, the role of Ca(2+) in cellular signalling and in autophagy, the endoplasmic reticulum stress and the unfolded protein response, the role of calreticulin in immune responses...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159872/the-dark-side-of-glucose-transporters-in-prostate-cancer-are-they-a-new-feature-to-characterize-carcinomas
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REVIEW
Pedro Gonzalez-Menendez, David Hevia, Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz
One of the hallmarks of cancer cells is the increased ability to acquire nutrients, particularly glucose and glutamine. Proliferating cells need precursors for cell growth and NADPH reducing equivalents for survival. The principal responsible for glucose uptake is facilitative glucose transporters (GLUTs), which usually are overexpressed in cancer cells. Besides their role in glucose uptake, GLUT transporters are able to transport other compounds such as dehydroascorbic acid or uric acid. They play a major role in tumor progression and cellular processes such as regulated cell death...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159500/comparative-analysis-of-molecular-activity-in-dermal-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-different-passages
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Xinhua Li, Junqin Li, Xincheng Zhao, Qiang Wang, Xiaohong Yang, Yueai Cheng, Min Zhou, Gang Wang, Erle Dang, Xiaoli Yang, Ruixia Hou, Peng An, Guohua Yin, Kaiming Zhang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are used for tissue regeneration in several pathological conditions, including autoimmune diseases. However, the optimal sources and culture requirements for these cells are still under investigation. Here, we compared mRNA expression in dermal MSCs (DMSCs) at passage (P) 3 and P5 to provide a reference for future studies related to DMSCs expansion. In normal DMSCs, the expression of three of eight genes associated with basic cellular activity were different at P5 compared to that at P3: PLCB4 and SYTL2 were upregulated by 4...
November 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158820/ph-sensitive-nano-complexes-overcome-drug-resistance-and-inhibit-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-silencing-akt-expression
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Jieying Yin, Tianqun Lang, Dongmei Cun, Zhong Zheng, Yan Huang, Qi Yin, Haijun Yu, Yaping Li
The therapy of breast cancer is encumbered by drug resistance and metastasis, which can be due to a defective PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. This study was aimed at improving the anti-cancer effect of the chemotherapeutic agent paclitaxel (PTX) on the drug resistant and metastatic breast cancer by co-delivering PTX and a siRNA, siAkt, directed at silencing the Akt expression. Methods: The pH-sensitive amphiphilic polymer, poly [(1,4-butanediol)-diacrylate-β-N, N-diisopropylethylenediamine]-polyethyleneimine (BDP) was synthesized...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158506/the-ikk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling%C3%A2-pathway-requires-morgana-to-drive-breast-cancer-metastasis
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Federica Fusella, Laura Seclì, Elena Busso, Anna Krepelova, Enrico Moiso, Stefania Rocca, Laura Conti, Laura Annaratone, Cristina Rubinetto, Maurizia Mello-Grand, Vijay Singh, Giovanna Chiorino, Lorenzo Silengo, Fiorella Altruda, Emilia Turco, Alessandro Morotti, Salvatore Oliviero, Isabella Castellano, Federica Cavallo, Paolo Provero, Guido Tarone, Mara Brancaccio
NF-κB is a transcription factor involved in the regulation of multiple physiological and pathological cellular processes, including inflammation, cell survival, proliferation, and cancer cell metastasis. NF-κB is frequently hyperactivated in several cancers, including triple-negative breast cancer. Here we show that NF-κB activation in breast cancer cells depends on the presence of the CHORDC1 gene product Morgana, a previously unknown component of the IKK complex and essential for IκBα substrate recognition...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158468/evaluating-the-mechanism-and-therapeutic-potential-of-ptc-028-a-novel-inhibitor-of-bmi-1-function-in-ovarian-cancer
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Anindya Dey, Xunhao Xiong, Aleia Crim, Shailendra Kumar Dhar Dwivedi, Soumyajit Banerjee Mustafi, Priyabrata Mukherjee, Liangxian Cao, Nadiya Sydorenko, Ramil Baiazitov, Young-Choon Moon, Melissa Dumble, Thomas Davis, Resham Bhattacharya
BMI-1, also known as a stem cell factor, is frequently upregulated in several malignancies. Elevated expression of BMI-1 correlates with poor prognosis and is therefore considered a viable therapeutic target in a number of malignancies including ovarian cancer. Realizing the immense pathological significance of BMI-1, small molecule inhibitors against BMI1 are recently being developed. In the current study, we functionally characterize PTC-028, an orally bioavailable compound that decreases BMI-1 levels by post-translational modification We report that PTC-028 treatment selectively inhibits cancer cells in clonal growth and viability assays whereas normal cells remain unaffected...
November 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158316/role-for-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-tumour-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Ana O'Loghlen
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are small-membrane vesicles secreted by most cells types with the role to provide intercellular communication both locally and systemically. The transfer of their content between cells, which includes nucleic acids, proteins and lipids, confers the means for these interactions and induces significant cellular behaviour changes in the receiving cell. EVs are implicated in the regulation of numerous physiological and pathological processes, including development and neurological and cardiovascular diseases...
January 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158051/the-regulation-of-foxo1-and-its-role-in-disease-progression
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REVIEW
Ya-Qi Xing, Ang Li, Yang Yang, Xiao-Xia Li, Li-Nan Zhang, Hui-Cai Guo
Cell proliferation, apoptosis, autophagy, oxidative stress and metabolic dysregulation are the basis of many diseases. Forkhead box transcription factor O1 (FOXO1) changes in response to cellular stimulation and maintains tissue homeostasis during the above-mentioned physiological and pathological processes. Substantial evidences indicate that FOXO1's function depends on the modulation of downstream targets such as apoptosis- and autophagy-associated genes, anti-oxidative stress enzymes, cell cycle arrest genes, and metabolic and immune regulators...
November 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156791/the-relationship-between-stromal-cell-derived-sparc-in-human-gastric-cancer-tissue-and-its-clinicopathologic-significance
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Yi Gao, Shui-Ping Yin, Xu-Shi Xie, Dan-Dan Xu, Wei-Dong Du
Background: We aimed to investigate the cellular source of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) in gastric cancer tissues and the relationship between SPARC expression and its prognostic significance. Methods: The expression of SPARC in 365 primary advanced gastric adenocarcinomas and 39 non-cancerous tissues was evaluated by immunohistochemical staining. Double-immunofluorescence staining was used to reveal the cellular source of SPARC in tumor tissues...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155887/effects-of-an-a%C3%AE-antibody-fragment-on-a%C3%AE-aggregation-and-astrocytic-uptake-are-modulated-by-apolipoprotein-e-and-j-mimetic-peptides
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Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Sandra D Mulder, Robert Veerhuis, Sandra Villegas
Aβ-Immunotherapy has long been studied in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but not how other molecules involved in the disease can affect antibody performance. We previously designed an antibody fragment, scFv-h3D6, and showed that it precludes Aβ-induced cytotoxicity by withdrawing Aβ oligomers from the amyloid pathway towards a non-toxic, worm-like pathway. ScFv-h3D6 was effective at the behavioral, cellular, and molecular levels in the 3xTg-AD mouse model. Because scFv-h3D6 treatment restored apolipoprotein E (apoE) and J (apoJ) concentrations to non-pathological values, and Aβ internalization by glial cells was found to be decreased in the presence of these apolipoproteins, we now aimed to test the influence of scFv-h3D6 on Aβ aggregation and cellular uptake by primary human astrocytes in the presence of therapeutic apoE and apoJ mimetic peptides (MPs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155716/evaluation-of-injury-induced-senescence-and-in-vivo-reprogramming-in-the-skeletal-muscle
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Coralie Cazin, Aurelie Chiche, Han Li
Cellular senescence is a stress response that is characterized by a stable cellular growth arrest, which is important for many physiological and pathological processes, such as cancer and ageing. Recently, senescence has also been implicated in tissue repair and regeneration. Therefore, it has become increasingly critical to identify senescent cells in vivo. Senescence-associated β-galactosidase (SA-β-Gal) assay is the most widely used assay to detect senescent cells both in culture and in vivo. This assay is based on the increased lysosomal contents in the senescent cells, which allows the histochemical detection of lysosomal β-galactosidase activity at suboptimum pH (6 or 5...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155519/quantitative-changes-of-gastric-mucosa-during-carcinogenesis-using-stereological-methods
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Zahra Heidari, Hamidreza Mahmoudzadeh-Sagheb, Mahdieh Narouei
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection on the quantitative changes of gastric mucosa in cancerous and precancerous lesions using stereological methods. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two gastric samples were studied. After determination of H. pylori infection, 42 gastric tissues of intestinal metaplasia (IM) patients, 38 specimens from dysplasia (DYS), and 42 specimens from gastric cancer (GC) types were selected from the pathology archive of Imam Ali Hospital, Zahedan, Iran...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155260/selective-autophagy-the-new-player-in-the-fight-against-neurodegenerative-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Ming-Yue Wu, Ju-Xian Song, Sheng-Fang Wang, Cui-Zan Cai, Min Li, Jia-Hong Lu
Autophagy is the lysosome-mediated bulk degradation of cellular components for material recycling to maintain cellular homeostasis. Autophagy was initially regarded as a nonselective process, however, recent evidence indicates that this process can in fact be highly selective, especially for targeting and degrading organelles, invading pathogens and protein aggregates. Recent studies have revealed an intrinsic connection between selective autophagy and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease...
November 16, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155183/insights-into-brain-microstructure-from-in-vivo-dw-mrs
#18
Marco Palombo, Noam Shemesh, Itamar Ronen, Julien Valette
Many developmental processes, such as plasticity and aging, or pathological processes such as neurological diseases are characterized by modulations of specific cellular types and their microstructures. Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DW-MRI) is a powerful technique for probing microstructure, yet its information arises from the ubiquitous, non-specific water signal. By contrast, diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (DW-MRS) allows specific characterizations of tissues such as brain and muscle in vivo by quantifying the diffusion properties of MR-observable metabolites...
November 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155093/histone-acetylation-of-oligodendrocytes-protects-against-white-matter-injury-induced-by-inflammation-and-hypoxia-ischemia-through-activation-of-bdnf-trkb-signaling-pathway-in-neonatal-rats
#19
Jichong Huang, Li Zhang, Yi Qu, Yan Zhou, Jianghu Zhu, Yafei Li, Tingting Zhu, Fengyan Zhao, Jun Tang, Dezhi Mu
The major pathological damage in encephalopathy of prematurity is white matter injury (WMI). Perinatal hypoxic-ischemia (HI) and inflammation are two major risk factors in the development of WMI. To study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of WMI, we set up a WMI model using lipopolysaccharide-sensitized HI injury in 2-day postnatal rats. Immunofluorescence staining was used to measure the expression of acetylated histone H3 (AH3) in oligodendrocytes, the target cells of WMI; the oligodendrocyte protein markers, NG2, O4, MBP, PLP, and MAG, were detected at different developmental stages...
November 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155070/cytosolic-aminoacyl-trna-synthetases-unanticipated-relocations-for-unexpected-functions
#20
Nathaniel Yakobov, Sylvain Debard, Frédéric Fischer, Bruno Senger, Hubert Dominique Becker
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cytosolic aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs) are essentially known for their conventional function of generating the full set of aminoacyl-tRNA species that are needed to incorporate each organism's repertoire of genetically-encoded amino acids during ribosomal translation of messenger RNAs. However, bacterial and eukaryotic cytosolic aaRSs have been shown to exhibit other essential nonconventional functions. Here we review all the subcellular compartments that prokaryotic and eukaryotic cytosolic aaRSs can reach to exert either a conventional or nontranslational role...
November 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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