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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458191/a-novel-neuropilin-1-binding-sequence-in-the-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-envelope-glycoprotein
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Hideki Kusunoki, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Toshiyuki Kohno, Kazuhiko Matsuhashi, Kazuo Hosoda, Kaori Wakamatsu, Isao Hamaguchi
Entry of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) into host cells is mainly mediated by interactions between the viral envelope glycoprotein surface unit (SU) and three host receptors: glucose transporter type 1, heparin/heparan sulfate proteoglycan, and neuropilin-1 (Nrp1). Here, we analyzed the interaction between HTLV-1 SU and Nrp1 using nuclear magnetic resonance and isothermal titration calorimetry. We found that two SU peptides, residues 85-94 and residues 304-312, bound directly to the Nrp1 b1 domain with affinities of 7...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458164/structure-dependent-induction-of-apoptosis-by-hepatotoxic-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-in-the-human-hepatoma-cell-line-heparg-single-versus-repeated-exposure
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Julia Waizenegger, Albert Braeuning, Markus Templin, Alfonso Lampen, Stefanie Hessel-Pras
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are secondary plant compounds. PA intoxication in humans causes severe acute and chronic hepatotoxicity. However, the molecular mechanisms of PA hepatotoxicity in humans are not well understood yet. Therefore, we investigated cell death parameters in human HepaRG cells following either single (24 h) or repeated dose treatment (14 d) with structurally different PA of the retronecine (echimidine, senecionine), heliotridine (heliotrine), and otonecine type (senkirkine). After 24 h of exposure only retronecine-type PA were cytotoxic in HepaRG cells and induced apoptosis indicated by a loss of membrane asymmetry, disruption of the mitochondrial membrane potential, and increased pro-caspase and PARP cleavage...
February 16, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457048/farnesoid-x-receptor-expression-in-microscopic-colitis-a-potential-role-in-disease-etiopathogenesis
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Joana Torres, Carolina Palmela, Pedro Gomes de Sena, Maria Pia Costa Santos, Catarina Gouveia, Maria Helena Oliveira, Ana Raquel Henriques, Cecília Rodrigues, Marília Cravo, Paula Borralho
Introduction: Microscopic colitis (MC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with unclear etiology. Bile acid (BA) malabsorption has been described in MC patients. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is the main BA receptor; FXR-mediated mechanisms prevent the noxious effects of BA accumulation, preserving the integrity of the intestinal epithelial barrier and preventing intestinal inflammation. Aim: Our aim was to describe the expression of FXR in patients with MC. Methods: Archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from the terminal ileum, right and left colon were obtained from patients with MC and matched controls...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456817/s100a9-aggravates-bleomycin-induced-dermal-fibrosis-in-mice-via-activation-of-erk1-2-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Xue Xu, Zhiyong Chen, Xiaoxia Zhu, Dandan Wang, Jun Liang, Cheng Zhao, Xuebing Feng, Jiucun Wang, Hejian Zou, Lingyun Sun
Objectives: This study aims to investigate the pathogenicity and possible mechanisms of S100A9 function in mice models of scleroderma. Materials and Methods: The content of S100A9 in the skin tissues of mice with scleroderma was determined. Different concentrations of bleomycin (BLM) and S100A9 were subcutaneously injected into the backs of mice simultaneously, and then pathological changes in the skin of these mice were monitored. Specifically, the levels of inflammatory cytokines and alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), the activation of extracellular regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathways, and the expression of the receptor for advanced glycation end-product (RAGE) in the skin were determined...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456409/recombinant-expressed-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-analogue-ameliorates-tnbs-induced-colitis-in-rats
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Chun-Lan Xu, Yu Guo, Lei Qiao, Li Ma, Yi-Yi Cheng
AIM: To investigate the modulatory effect of recombinant-expressed vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) analogue (rVIPa) on trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in rats. METHODS: Forty-eight rats were randomized into six groups: normal control group (Control), model control group (TNBS), ethanol treatment group (ETOH), and VIP treatment groups with different dosage (rVIPa1nmol , rVIPa2nmol , rVIPa4nmol ). Diarrhea and bloody stool were observed. Colonic damage was evaluated histologically...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455725/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-external-use-of-escin-on-cutaneous-inflammation-possible-involvement-of-glucocorticoids-receptor
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Shu-Qi Zhao, Shi-Qiang Xu, Jing Cheng, Xiao-Lu Cao, Ying Zhang, Wei-Ping Zhou, Yan-Juan Huang, Jun Wang, Xia-Min Hu
Escin, as an internally applied anti-inflammatory agent, has been widely used in the treatment of inflammation and edema resulting from trauma or operation in the clinic. However, the effect of its external use on cutaneous inflammation and edema remains unexplored. In the present study, the anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effects of external use of escin were studied in carrageenan-induced paw edema and histamine-induced capillary permeability in rats, paraxylene-induced ear swelling in mice, and cotton pellet-induced granuloma in rats...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455433/intracrine-action-of-angiotensin-ii-in-mesangial-cells-subcellular-distribution-of-angiotensin-ii-receptor-subtypes-at-1-and-at-2
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Antônio da Silva Novaes, Rosemara Silva Ribeiro, Luciana Guilhermino Pereira, Fernanda Teixeira Borges, Mirian Aparecida Boim
Biological effects of angiotensin II (AngII) such as regulation of AngII target genes may be triggered by interaction of AngII with intracellular AngII receptor types 1 and 2 (AT1 and AT2 ), defined as intracrine response. The aim of this study was to examine the presence of AT1 and AT2 receptors in nuclear membrane of human mesangial cells (HMCs) and evaluate the possible biological effects mediated by intracellular AT1 through an intracrine mechanism. Subcellular distribution of AT1 and AT2 was evaluated by immunofluorescence and by western blot in isolated nuclear extract...
February 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454969/jip3-knockout-protects-mice-against-high-fat-diet-induced-liver-injury
#8
Xiao-Jun Ma, Hai-Zhou Xing, Gao-Fei Ren, Xiao-Juan Rao, Zhi-Zhen Li
Multiple pathways contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in response to high fat diets (HFD). A homolog of mammalian JNK-interacting protein 3 (JIP3), also known as JSAP-1, activates different components in various signaling pathways to modulate cellular processes. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of JIP3 in obesity-related pathologies pathway. Wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 and JIP3-knockout (JIP3-/- ) mice were randomized to chow or HFD. HFD-fed WT mice increased hepatic JIP3 expression...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454968/ess2-bridges-transcriptional-regulators-and-spliceosomal-complexes-via-distinct-interacting-domains
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Ichiro Takada, Megumi Tsuchiya, Kaori Yanaka, Shinya Hidano, Sayuri Takahashi, Takashi Kobayashi, Hidesato Ogawa, Sinichi Nakagawa, Makoto Makishima
Transcription and pre-mRNA splicing are complex, coupled processes that involve transcriptional co-regulators. Ess2 (also termed Dgcr14) is a nuclear protein that enhances the transcriptional activity of retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor gamma/gamma-t (Rorγ/γt). Ess2 is also a component of the spliceosomal C complex (containing U2, U5 and U6 snRNAs). However, the domains in Ess2 that function in splicing and transcription have not been identified. To elucidate the roles of Ess2 in splicing and transcription, we performed RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) assays to detect Ess2-interacting snRNAs...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454967/sarm1-deletion-restrains-nafld-induced-by-high-fat-diet-hfd-through-reducing-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-lipid-accumulation
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Zhen-Guo Pan, Xu-Sheng An
SARM1 (Sterile alpha and armadillo motif-containing protein 1) is the recently identified TIR domain-containing cytosolic protein, which is involved in toll-like receptors (TLRs) signaling transduction. In the present study, the role of SARM1 in high fat diet (HFD)-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression was explored. We found that SARM1 was expressed highly in fatty liver. And SARM1-knockout (KO) reduced steatohepatitis and metabolic disorders induced by HFD. SARM1-deletion decreased aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels in HFD-fed mice...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454903/estrogen-receptor-alpha-isoforms-are-the-main-estrogen-receptors-expressed-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Vasiliki Pelekanou, Eleftheria Anastasiou, Efstathia Bakogeorgou, George Notas, Marilena Kampa, Rolando Garcia-Milian, Katerina Lavredaki, Eleni Moustou, Georgia Chinari, Petroula Arapantoni, Anthony O'Grady, Vassilios Georgoulias, Andreas Tsapis, Efstathios N Stathopoulos, Elias Castanas
The expression profile of estrogen receptors (ER) in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC) remains contradictory. Here we investigated protein and transcriptome expression of ERα wild type and variants. Tissue Micro-Arrays of 200 cases of NSCLC (paired tumor/non-tumor) were assayed by immunohistochemistry using a panel of ERα antibodies targeting different epitopes (HC20, 6F11, 1D5, ERα36 and ERα17p). ERβ epitopes were also examined for comparison. In parallel we conducted a probe-set mapping (Affymetrix HGU133 plus 2 chip) meta-analysis of 12 NSCLC tumor public transcriptomic studies (1418 cases) and 39 NSCLC cell lines...
February 15, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454830/the-discrepancy-function-of-nlrc5-isoforms-in-antiviral-and-antibacterial-immune-responses
#12
Lu Cao, Xiao Man Wu, Yi Wei Hu, Na Na Xue, Pin Nie, Ming Xian Chang
NOD-like receptors (NLRs) are a family of intracellular pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that play critical roles in innate immunity against pathogens infection. NLRC5, the largest member of NLR family, has been characterized as a regulator of innate immunity and MHC class I expression. Alternative splicing of NLRC5 is only reported in human and zebrafish. However, the function of NLRC5 isoforms in the innate immune responses remains unknown. In the present study, we report the functional characterization of zfNLRC5a and zfNLRC5d, two splicing isoforms of zebrafish NLRC5...
February 15, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454748/fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-fabp4-overexpression-in-intratumoral-hepatic-stellate-cells-within-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-metabolic-risk-factors
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Norimichi Chiyonobu, Shu Shimada, Yoshimitsu Akiyama, Kaoru Mogushi, Michiko Itoh, Keiichi Akahoshi, Satoshi Matsumura, Kosuke Ogawa, Hiroaki Ono, Yusuke Mitsunori, Daisuke Ban, Atsushi Kudo, Shigeki Arii, Takayoshi Suganami, Shoji Yamaoka, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Minoru Tanabe, Shinji Tanaka
Metabolic syndrome is a newly identified risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, tumor-specific biomarkers still remain unclear. We performed cross-species analysis to compare gene signatures of HCC from human patients and melanocortin 4 receptor-knockout (MC4R-KO) mice, which develop HCC with obesity, insulin resistance, and dyslipidemia. Unsupervised hierarchical clustering and principle component analysis of 746 differentially expressed orthologous genes classified HCC of 152 human patients and MC4R-KO mice into two distinct subgroups, one of which included mouse HCC and was etiologically associated with metabolic risk factors...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454702/c-c-motif-chemokine-ligand-2-induces-proliferation-and-prevents-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#14
Changwon Yang, Whasun Lim, Hyocheol Bae, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) is a small chemokine which belongs to the CC-type chemokine family, and has chemoattractant activity for recruitment of monocytes to sites of inflammation. Overexpressed CCL2 binding to its receptor C-C chemokine receptor 2 increases the risk of breast cancer in humans, but its effects on proliferation of bovine mammary epithelial cells is not known. Maintaining a high level of proliferative activity in bovine mammary epithelial cells during lactation is important for improving milk yield and can benefit the dairy industry economically...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454584/fat-specific-protein-27-is-a-novel-target-gene-of-liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE
#15
Daisuke Aibara, Kimihiko Matsusue, Soichi Takiguchi, Frank J Gonzalez, Shigeru Yamano
Fat-specific protein 27 (FSP27) is highly expressed in the fatty liver of genetically obese ob/ob mice and promotes hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation. The nuclear hormone receptor liver X receptor α (LXRα) also plays a critical role in the control of TG levels in the liver. The present study demonstrated transcriptional regulation of Fsp27a and Fsp27b genes by LXRα. Treatment with the LXR ligand T0901317 markedly increased Fsp27a and Fsp27b mRNAs in wild-type C57BL/6J and ob/ob mouse livers. A reporter assay indicated that two LXR-responsive elements (LXREs) are necessary for LXRα-dependent induction of Fsp27a and Fsp27b promoter activities...
February 15, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453249/hhex-induces-promyelocyte-self-renewal-and-cooperates-with-growth-factor-independence-to-cause-myeloid-leukemia-in-mice
#16
Jacob T Jackson, Ashley P Ng, Benjamin J Shields, Sue Haupt, Ygal Haupt, Matthew P McCormack
The hematopoietically expressed homeobox (Hhex) transcription factor is overexpressed in human myeloid leukemias. Conditional knockout models of murine acute myeloid leukemia indicate that Hhex maintains leukemia stem cell self-renewal by enabling Polycomb-mediated epigenetic repression of the Cdkn2a tumor suppressor locus, encoding p16 Ink4a and p19 Arf However, whether Hhex overexpression also affects hematopoietic differentiation is unknown. To study this, we retrovirally overexpressed Hhex in hematopoietic progenitors...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452349/non-genomic-effects-of-nuclear-receptors-insights-from-the-anucleate-platelet
#17
A J Unsworth, G D Flora, J M Gibbins
Nuclear receptors have the ability to elicit two different kinds of responses, genomic and non-genomic. While genomic responses control gene expression by influencing the rate of transcription, non-genomic effects occur rapidly and independently of transcriptional regulation. Due to their anucleate nature and mechanistically well-characterised and rapid responses, platelets provide a model system for the study of any non-genomic effects of the nuclear receptors. Several nuclear receptors have been found to be present in human platelets, and multiple nuclear receptor agonists have been shown to elicit anti-platelet effects by a variety of mechanisms...
February 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452196/staphylococcus-aureus-induces-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-bfgf-expression-through-the-activation-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transcription-factors-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#18
Jianmei Wu, Yulin Ding, Jinling Wang, Fenglong Wang
Staphylococcus aureus is a common Gram-positive pathogen that causes bovine mastitis, a persistent infection of the bovine mammary gland. Bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMEC) are important parenchymal cells of the bovine mammary gland. To better understand the importance of BMEC and the roles of the TLR-NF-κBand TLR-AP-1 signaling pathways in the regulation of S. aureus-associated mastitis and mammary fibrosis, BMEC cultured in vitro were stimulated with different concentrations of heat-inactivated S. aureus to analyze the gene and protein expression and production of toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as well as the protein expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and activation protein-1 (AP-1) by means of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blotting, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452074/differential-control-of-appetitive-and-consummatory-sexual-behavior-by-neuroestrogens-in-male-quail
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Charlotte A Cornil, Gregory F Ball, Jacques Balthazart
Estrogens exert pleiotropic effects on multiple physiological and behavioral traits including sexual behavior. These effects are classically mediated via binding to nuclear receptors and subsequent regulation of target gene transcription. Estrogens also affect neuronal activity and cell-signaling pathways via faster, membrane-initiated events. Although the distinction between appetitive and consummatory aspects of sexual behavior has been criticized, this distinction remains valuable in that it facilitates the causal analysis of certain behavioral systems...
February 13, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451405/astragalus-polysaccharide-alleviates-lps-induced-inflammation-injury-by-regulating-mir-127-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts
#20
Qi Ren, Shaojun Zhao, Changjie Ren, Zhen Ma
Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) has been widely reported to play an important role in inflammatory response. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects and underlying mechanisms of APS on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation injury in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts. H9c2 cells were treated with different concentrations of APS, and cell viability was detected by the Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. Then, the effect of APS on cell viability and apoptosis induced by LPS was determined by CCK-8, flow cytometry, and western blot...
January 2018: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
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