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Gsk3 Inhibitor

P-M Martin, R E Stanley, A P Ross, A E Freitas, C E Moyer, A C Brumback, J Iafrati, K S Stapornwongkul, S Dominguez, S Kivimäe, K A Mulligan, M Pirooznia, W R McCombie, J B Potash, P P Zandi, S M Purcell, S J Sanders, Y Zuo, V S Sohal, B N R Cheyette
Mice lacking DIX domain containing-1 (DIXDC1), an intracellular Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway protein, have abnormal measures of anxiety, depression and social behavior. Pyramidal neurons in these animals' brains have reduced dendritic spines and glutamatergic synapses. Treatment with lithium or a glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) inhibitor corrects behavioral and neurodevelopmental phenotypes in these animals. Analysis of DIXDC1 in over 9000 cases of autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia reveals higher rates of rare inherited sequence-disrupting single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) in these individuals compared with psychiatrically unaffected controls...
October 18, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
Steven F Grieco, Dmitry Velmeshev, Marco Magistri, Hagit Eldar-Finkelman, Mohammad A Faghihi, Richard S Jope, Eleonore Beurel
OBJECTIVES: We examined mechanisms that contribute to the rapid antidepressant effect of ketamine in mice that is dependent on glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) inhibition. METHODS: We measured serotonergic (5HT)-2C-receptor (5HTR2C) cluster microRNA (miRNA) levels in mouse hippocampus after administering an antidepressant dose of ketamine (10 mg/kg) in wild-type and GSK3 knockin mice, after GSK3 inhibition with L803-mts, and in learned helpless mice. RESULTS: Ketamine up-regulated cluster miRNAs 448-3p, 764-5p, 1264-3p, 1298-5p and 1912-3p (2- to 11-fold)...
October 10, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Dhiana Efani Dahari, Raifana Mohamad Salleh, Fauze Mahmud, Lee Ping Chin, Noor Embi, Hasidah Mohd Sidek
Exploiting natural resources for bioactive compounds is an attractive drug discovery strategy in search for new anti-malarial drugs with novel modes of action. Initial screening efforts in our laboratory revealed two preparations of soil-derived actinomycetes (H11809 and FH025) with potent anti-malarial activities. Both crude extracts showed glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β)-inhibitory activities in a yeast-based kinase assay. We have previously shown that the GSK3 inhibitor, lithium chloride (LiCl), was able to suppress parasitaemia development in a rodent model of malarial infection...
August 2016: Tropical Life Sciences Research
Man-Yu Liu, Wei-Zhang Wang, Fen-Fang Liao, Qing-Qing Wu, Xiang-Hua Lin, Yong-Hen Chen, Lin Chen, Xiao-Bao Jin, Jia-Yong Zhu
Imatinib mesylate (IM) and other BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have improved chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patient survival markedly but fail to eradicate quiescent CML leukemia stem cells (LSCs). Thus, strategies targeting LSCs are required to induce long-term remission and achieve cure. Here we investigated the ability of topoisomerase II (Top II) inhibitor etoposide (Eto) to target CML LSCs. Treatment with Eto combined with IM markedly induced apoptosis in primitive CML CD34(+) CD38(-) stem cells resistant to eradication by IM alone, but not in normal hematopoietic stem cells, CML and normal mature CD34(-) cells and other leukemia and lymphoma cell lines...
September 28, 2016: Cell Biology International
Sayaka Higuchi, Sawako Yoshina, Shohei Mitani
Stem cells are regulated by their surrounding microenvironments, called niche, such as cell-cell interaction and extracellular matrix. Classically, feeder cells as a niche have been used in the culture of iPS cells from both the mouse and the human. However, the regulation mechanism of stem cells by feeder cells as a niche still have been partially unclear. In this study, we used three murine iPS cell lines, iPS-MEF-Ng-20D-17, iPS-MEF-Ng-178B-5 and iPS-MEF-Fb/Ng-440A-3, which were generated by different reprogramming methods...
September 2016: Development, Growth & Differentiation
Antonina Luca, Carmela Calandra, Maria Luca
Objective. To discuss the link between glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) and the main biological alterations demonstrated in bipolar disorder (BD), with special attention to the redox status and the evidence supporting the efficacy of lithium (a GSK3 inhibitor) in the treatment of BD. Methods. A literature research on the discussed topics, using Pubmed and Google Scholar, has been conducted. Moreover, a manual selection of interesting references from the identified articles has been performed. Results. The main biological alterations of BD, pertaining to inflammation, oxidative stress, membrane ion channels, and circadian system, seem to be intertwined...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Liyang Gao, Mingyan Zhao, Peng Li, Junchao Kong, Zhijun Liu, Yonghua Chen, Rui Huang, Jiaqi Chu, Juanhua Quan, Rong Zeng
The ability to generate neural progenitor cells from human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) has provided an option to treat neurodegenerative diseases. To establish a method for this purpose, we characterized the early neural markers of hUC-MSCs-derived cells under different conditions. We found that neither the elimination of signals for alternative fate nor N2 supplement was sufficient to differentiate hUC-MSCs into neural precursor cells, but the GSK3 inhibitor SB216763 could promote an efficient neural commitment of hUC-MSCs...
September 7, 2016: Human Cell
Kaisheng Liu, Xiaohu Zhang, Jie Ting Zhang, Lai Ling Tsang, Xiaohua Jiang, Hsiao Chang Chan
While inflammation with aberrant activation of NF-κB pathway is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis (CF), the molecular mechanisms underlying the link between CFTR defect and activation of NF-κB-mediated pro-inflammatory response remain elusive. Here, we investigated the link between CFTR defect and NF-κB activation in ΔF508cftr-/- mouse intestine and human intestinal epithelial cell lines. Our results show that the NF-κB/COX-2/PGE2 pathway is activated whereas the β-catenin pathway is suppressed in CF mouse intestine and CFTR-knockdown cells...
August 31, 2016: Oncotarget
JianGang Wang, JingXi Zhao, ZhiHua Liu, FangLi Guo, Yali Wang, Xiaofang Wang, RuiLing Zhang, Martin Vreugdenhil, Chengbiao Lu
Hippocampal network oscillations at gamma band frequency (γ, 30-80 Hz) are closely associated with higher brain functions such as learning and memory. Acute ethanol exposure at intoxicating concentrations (≥50 mM) impairs cognitive function. This study aimed to determine the effects and the mechanisms of acute ethanol exposure on γ oscillations in an in vitro model. Ethanol (25-100 mM) suppressed kainate-induced γ oscillations in CA3 area of the rat hippocampal slices, in a concentration-dependent, reversible manner...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Whasun Lim, Changwon Yang, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Luteolin is a natural compound known for its anticancer effects on various human cancers by regulating signal transduction cascades. However, the effects of luteolin on human placental choriocarcinoma are not known. Results of the present study revealed that luteolin decreased viability of JAR and JEG-3 cells, which are valuable placental models, in a dose-dependent manner, and it induced apoptosis and loss of mitochondrial membrane potential in JAR and JEG-3 cells. The results also suggested that the PI3K/AKT pathway was inhibited by luteolin treatment of JAR and JEG-3 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
October 2016: Biology of Reproduction
Fujie Yan, Guanhai Dai, Xiaodong Zheng
This study evaluated the capacity of mulberry anthocyanin extract (MAE) on insulin resistance amelioration in HepG2 cells induced by high glucose and palmitic acid and diabetes-related metabolic changes in type 2 diabetic mice. In vitro, MAE alleviated insulin resistance in HepG2 cells and increased glucose consumption, glucose uptake and glycogen content. Enzyme activities of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) and glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) were decreased due to PPARγ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) and forkhead box protein O1 (FOXO1) inhibition...
October 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Xiang Zhuang, Mengxin Lv, Zhenyu Zhong, Luyu Zhang, Rong Jiang, Junxia Chen
BACKGROUND: Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a multifunctional adaptor protein which is involved with protein signalling within cells to modulate malignant (cancer) cell movement, cell cycle, metastasis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Our previous experiment demonstrated that ILK siRNA inhibited the growth and induced apoptosis of bladder cancer cells as well as increased the expression of Ribonuclease inhibitor (RI), an important cytoplasmic protein with many functions. We also reported that RI overexpression inhibited ILK and phosphorylation of AKT and GSK3β...
2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Flávia B Mury, Magda D Lugon, Rodrigo Nunes DA Fonseca, Jose R Silva, Mateus Berni, Helena M Araujo, Marcio Ribeiro Fontenele, Leonardo Araujo DE Abreu, Marílvia Dansa, Glória Braz, Hatisaburo Masuda, Carlos Logullo
Rhodnius prolixus is a blood-feeding insect that transmits Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma rangeli to vertebrate hosts. Rhodnius prolixus is also a classical model in insect physiology, and the recent availability of R. prolixus genome has opened new avenues on triatomine research. Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) is classically described as a key enzyme involved in glycogen metabolism, also acting as a downstream component of the Wnt pathway during embryogenesis. GSK-3 has been shown to be highly conserved among several organisms, mainly in the catalytic domain region...
October 2016: Parasitology
Milijana Janjusevic, Stefania Greco, Soriful Islam, Clara Castellucci, Andrea Ciavattini, Paolo Toti, Felice Petraglia, Pasquapina Ciarmela
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence of Raf kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) in human myometrium and leiomyoma as well as to determine the effect of locostatin (RKIP inhibitor) on extracellular matrix (ECM) production, proliferation, and migration in human myometrial and leiomyoma cells. DESIGN: Laboratory study. SETTING: Human myometrium and leiomyoma. PATIENT(S): Thirty premenopausal women who were admitted to the hospital for myomectomy or hysterectomy...
August 23, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Jianchang Qian, Yaqing Chen, Tao Meng, Lanping Ma, Lanfang Meng, Xin Wang, Ting Yu, Arie Zask, Jingkang Shen, Ker Yu
The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a rational target for cancer treatment. While the mTORC1-selective rapalogs have shown significant benefits in the clinic, antitumor response may be further improved by inhibiting both mTORC1 and mTORC2. Herein, we established target profile of a novel mTOR kinase inhibitor (mTOR-KI) MTI-31 and employed it to study new therapeutic mechanism in breast cancer. MTI-31 demonstrated a potent mTOR binding affinity with >5000 fold selectivity over the related PI3K family isoforms...
August 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Yuhan Hao, Haijiao Wang, Shenglong Qiao, Linna Leng, Xuelu Wang
Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3)-like kinases play important roles in brassinosteroid (BR), abscisic acid, and auxin signaling to regulate many aspects of plant development and stress responses. The Arabidopsis thaliana GSK3-like kinase BR-INSENSITIVE 2 (BIN2) acts as a key negative regulator in the BR signaling pathway, but the mechanisms regulating BIN2 function remain unclear. Here we report that the histone deacetylase HDA6 can interact with and deacetylate BIN2 to repress its kinase activity. The hda6 mutant showed a BR-repressed phenotype in the dark and was less sensitive to BR biosynthesis inhibitors...
September 13, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Lei-Lei Ma, Fei-Juan Kong, Jun-Jie Guo, Jian-Bing Zhu, Hong-Tao Shi, Yang Li, Ren-Hua Sun, Jun-Bo Ge
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is one of the most powerful intrinsic cardioprotective strategies discovered so far and experimental data indicate that comorbidity may interfere with the protection by RIPC. Therefore, we investigate whether RIPC-induced cardioprotection was intact in hypercholesterolemic rat hearts exposed to ischemia reperfusion in vivo. Normal or hypercholesterolemic rat hearts were exposed to 30 min of ischemia and 2 h of reperfusion, with or without RIPC, PI3K inhibitor wortmannin, MEK-ERK1/2 inhibitor PD98059, GSK3β inhibitor SB216763...
August 24, 2016: Shock
X Li, B Bai, L Liu, P Ma, L Kong, J Yan, J Zhang, Z Ye, H Zhou, B Mao, H Zhu, Y Li
Wnt signaling pathway is aberrantly activated in a variety of cancers, especially in colorectal cancer (CRC), because of mutations in the genes encoding adenomatous polyposis coli (APC), β-catenin and Axin. Small-molecule antagonists of Wnt/β-catenin signaling are attractive candidates for developing effective therapeutics for CRC. In this study, we have identified a novel Wnt signaling inhibitor, isopropyl 9-ethyl-1- (naphthalen-1-yl)-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole-3- carboxylate (Z86). Z86 inhibited Wnt reporter activities and the expression of endogenous Wnt signaling target genes in mammalian cells and antagonized the second axis formation of Xenopus embryos induced by Wnt8...
2015: Cell Death Discovery
Mar Cuadrado-Tejedor, Carolina Garcia-Barroso, Juan A Sánchez-Arias, Obdulia Rabal, Marta Pérez-González, Sara Mederos, Ana Ugarte, Rafael Franco, Victor Segura, Gertrudis Perea, Julen Oyarzabal, Ana Garcia-Osta
The targeting of two independent but synergistic enzymatic activities, histone deacetylases (HDACs, class I and HDAC6) and phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5), has recently been validated as a potentially novel therapeutic approach for Alzheimerś disease (AD). Here we report the discovery of a new first-in-class small-molecule (CM-414) that acts as a dual inhibitor of PDE5 and HDACs. We have used this compound as a chemical probe to validate this systems therapeutics strategy, where an increase in the activation of cAMP/cGMP responsive element binding protein (CREB) induced by PDE5 inhibition, combined with moderate HDAC class I inhibition, leads to efficient histone acetylation...
August 23, 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Steven F Grieco, Yuyan Cheng, Hagit Eldar-Finkelman, Richard S Jope, Eléonore Beurel
An antidepressant dose of the rapidly-acting ketamine inhibits glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) in mouse hippocampus, and this inhibition is required for the antidepressant effect of ketamine in learned helplessness depression-like behavior. Here we report that treatment with an antidepressant dose of ketamine (10mg/kg) increased expression of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) in mouse hippocampus, an effect that required ketamine-induced inhibition of GSK3. Ketamine also inhibited hippocampal GSK3 and increased expression of hippocampal IGF2 in mice when administered after the induction of learned helplessness...
January 4, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
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