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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142418/marantodes-pumilum-blume-kuntze-inhibited-secretion-of-lipopolysaccharide-and-monosodium-urate-crystal-stimulated-cytokines-and-plasma-prostaglandin-e2
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Eldiza Puji Rahmi, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Endang Kumolosasi, Juriyati Jalil, Nor-Ashila Aladdin
Background: Marantodes pumilum is traditionally used for dysentery, gonorrhea, and sickness in the bones. Previous studies revealed its antibacterial and xanthine oxidase inhibitory activities. Objective: To evaluate the inhibitory effects of three M. pumilum varieties on the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and monosodium urate crystal (MSU)-induced cytokines and plasma prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in vitro. Materials and Methods: The leaves and roots of M...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139475/intestinal-epithelial-cell-specific-rar%C3%AE-depletion-results-in-aberrant-epithelial-cell-homeostasis-and-underdeveloped-immune-system
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H B Jijon, L Suarez-Lopez, O E Diaz, S Das, J De Calisto, M B Yaffe, M J Pittet, J R Mora, Y Belkaid, R J Xavier, E J Villablanca
Retinoic acid (RA), a dietary vitamin A metabolite, is crucial in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. RA acts on intestinal leukocytes to modulate their lineage commitment and function. Although the role of RA has been characterized in immune cells, whether intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) rely on RA signaling to exert their immune-regulatory function has not been examined. Here we demonstrate that lack of RA receptor α (RARα) signaling in IECs results in deregulated epithelial lineage specification, leading to increased numbers of goblet cells and Paneth cells...
November 15, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137417/inhibition-of-retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE-signaling-confers-glycolytic-dependence-and-sensitization-to-dichloroacetate-in-melanoma-cells
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Cecilie Abildgaard, Christina Dahl, Ahmad Abdul-Al, Annette Christensen, Per Guldberg
Dysregulation of metabolism during melanoma progression is tightly associated with the acquisition of genetic and epigenetic alterations in regulators of metabolic pathways. Retinoic acid receptor beta (RARβ) is epigenetically silenced in a large proportion of melanomas, but a link between RARβ and metabolic rewiring of melanoma has not been established. Here, we show that in primary human melanocytes, all-trans retinoic acid (a RARβ agonist) induced growth inhibition accompanied by a decrease in both glycolytic and oxidative metabolism, whereas selective inhibition of RARβ led to an increase in the basal glycolytic rate and increased sensitivity to inhibition of glycolysis...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131551/%C3%AE-cryptoxanthin-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-huvec-through-retinoic-acid-receptor-rar
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José Manuel Quesada-Gómez, Raquel Santiago-Mora, Mario Durán-Prado, Gabriel Dorado, Gema Pereira-Caro, José Manuel Moreno-Rojas, Antonio Casado-Díaz
SCOPE: β-Cryptoxanthin is an abundant carotenoid in fruits and vegetables that can be quantified in human blood-serum. Yet, contrary to other carotenoids, its effects on endothelial cells and angiogenesis remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human umbilical-vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were treated with 0.01, 0.1 or 1 μM of β-cryptoxanthin. Antioxidant activity was determined by its free radical scavenging and oxygen-radical absorbance capacity (ABTS and ORAC assays)...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121519/iguratimod-ameliorates-inflammatory-responses-by-modulating-the-th17-treg-paradigm-in-dextran-sulphate-sodium-induced-murine-colitis
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Xue-Pei Jiang, Xie-Lin Huang, Zao-Peng Yang, Shun-Cai Wang, Wei Xie, Lei Miao, Li Tang, Zhi-Ming Huang
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an autoimmune disease with an abnormal and persistent immune response. Iguratimod, a novel anti-rheumatic drug, exhibits anti-inflammatory effects and regulates immune response. The role of iguratimod in intestinal mucosal inflammation and immunity has not been examined. The aim of this study was to investigate whether iguratimod ameliorates dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced murine colitis and its potential regulatory mechanism. Murine colitis was induced by administering 2...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120519/palovarotene-inhibits-osteochondroma-formation-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-hereditary-exostoses
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Toshihiro Inubushi, Isabelle Lemire, Fumitoshi Irie, Yu Yamaguchi
Multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE), also known as multiple osteochondromas (MO), is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the development of multiple cartilage-capped bone tumors (osteochondromas). The large majority of patients with MHE carry loss-of-function mutations in the EXT1 or EXT2 gene, which encodes a glycosyltransferase essential for heparan sulfate (HS) biosynthesis. Increasing evidence suggests that enhanced BMP signaling resulting from loss of HS expression plays a role in osteochondroma formation in MHE...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119395/comparative-analysis-of-quantitative-parameters-of-expression-of-the-retinoic-acid-nuclear-receptor-rar%C3%AE-gene-and-ape1-yb-1-mdr1-pattern-genes-in-patients-with-newly-detected-multiple-myeloma
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N N Kalitin, Yu B Chernykh, I V Buravtsova
The expression of retinoic acid nuclear receptor gene RARα and its relationship with expression of APE1, YB-1, and MDR1 genes was studied in bone marrow aspiration biopsy specimens from 22 patients with newly detected multiple myeloma. The expression of RARα directly correlated with the expression of APE1/YB-1/MDR1 pattern genes. Groups differing by expression of RARα exhibited significant differences in the overall survival of patients; concordant and simultaneous changes in the expression of all genes of the APE1/YB-1/MDR1 pattern suggested the level of RARα gene expression as a potential prognostic factor in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma...
November 9, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117565/the-e3%C3%A2-ubiquitin-ligase-trim40-attenuates-antiviral-immune-responses-by-targeting-mda5-and-rig-i
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Chunyuan Zhao, Mutian Jia, Hui Song, Zhongxia Yu, Wenwen Wang, Qi Li, Lining Zhang, Wei Zhao, Xuetao Cao
Retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLRs), including melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) and RIG-I, are crucial for host recognition of non-self RNAs, especially viral RNA. Thus, the expression and activation of RLRs play fundamental roles in eliminating the invading RNA viruses and maintaining immune homeostasis. However, how RLR expression is tightly regulated remains to be further investigated. In this study, we identified a major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-encoded gene, tripartite interaction motif 40 (TRIM40), as a suppressor of RLR signaling by directly targeting MDA5 and RIG-I...
November 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114585/the-influence-of-retinoic-acid-on-the-human-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-by-rna-sequencing
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Sun Young Kim, Eve E Kelland, Ji Hong Kim, Brett T Lund, Xiao Chang, Kai Wang, Leslie P Weiner
Retinoic acid (RA), a metabolite of vitamin A, has been found to influence regeneration in the adult central nervous system (CNS). There may be an effect of RA in the recovery/repair in multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease of the CNS. We hypothesized that RA is a regulator of the further differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) - cells key to the remyelination process in MS. We conducted studies utilizing RNA-sequencing in human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived neural stem cells (NSCs) and OPCs so as to understand the role of transcriptional regulators during transition from both ESCs to NSCs and NSCs to OPCs...
March 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113915/bisphenol-a-accelerates-meiotic-progression-in-embryonic-chickens-via-the-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Minli Yu, Yali Xu, Ming Li, Dongfeng Li, Yinglin Lu, Debing Yu, Wenxing Du
Bisphenol A (BPA) as an endocrine-disrupting chemical with weak estrogenic activity affects formation of primordial follicles. This study aimed to identify the potential effects and molecular mechanisms of BPA on meiosis and primordial follicle formation in chickens. The results suggest that the cortical layer was thickened and the number of germ cells that entered into meiosis was increased in BPA-treated ovaries. The percentage of γH2AX-positive cells increased significantly. In addition, up-regulated mRNA expression of meiotic genes, including stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 (Stra8), disrupted meiotic cDNA 1 homologue (Dmc1) and synaptonemal complex protein 3 (Scp3) were observed in BPA-treated ovaries...
November 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113277/sequence-variations-of-mitochondrial-dna-d-loop-region-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Juan Zhou, Haimei Gou, Yuanxin Ye, Yi Zhou, Xiaojun Lu, Binwu Ying
The aim of the present study was to explore variations of the displacement (D)-loop region in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and their possible associations with AML pathogenesis. Blood or bone marrow samples from 216 patients with AML (158 AML patients in the first stage, and 58 more patients with AML-M3 for further verification), and 146 healthy controls were collected. Sanger sequencing was performed for the D-loop region ranging between nucleotide (nt)15811 and nt 775. With the exception of mitochondrial microsatellite instability (mtMSI) variations, a total of 2,630 variations in 232 loci were identified with similar variation rates/person in patients with AML and controls when compared with the revised Cambridge reference sequence (8...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113162/retrospective-analysis-of-the-association-between-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-amplification-and-chromosome-enumeration-probe-17-status-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Xiaoyu Hu, Yanan Li, Dong Yuan, Ruohan Li, Lingquan Kong, Hongyuan Li, Zhu Yang, Qiubo Yu
The aim of the present study was to identify potential human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) amplification, according to American Society of Clinical Oncology and the College of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) 2013 HER2 testing guidelines, in patients previously determined not to possess HER2 amplification, in accordance with previous 2007 guidelines. Potential discrepancies may arise from chromosome enumeration probe 17 (CEP17) amplification, deletion, polysomyor monosomy. HER2, CEP17, tumor protein p53 (TP53) and retinoic acid receptor α (RARA) genes from 67 patient specimens with suspected amplification, polysomy or monosomy of CEP17 were analyzed using fluorescence in situ hybridization...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108781/retinoic-acid-temporally-orchestrates-colonization-of-the-gut-by-vagal-neural-crest-cells
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Rosa A Uribe, Stephanie S Hong, Marianne E Bronner
The enteric nervous system arises from neural crest cells that migrate as chains into and along the primitive gut, subsequently differentiating into enteric neurons and glia. Little is known about the mechanisms governing neural crest migration en route to and along the gut in vivo. Here, we report that Retinoic Acid (RA) temporally controls zebrafish enteric neural crest cell chain migration. In vivo imaging reveals that RA loss severely compromises the integrity and migration of the chain of neural crest cells during the window of time window when they are moving along the foregut...
November 3, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106601/flexible-fate-commitment-of-e2-2high-common-dc-progenitors-implies-tuning-in-tissue-microenvironments
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Nobuyuki Onai, Jumpei Asano, Rumiko Kurosaki-Nakamura, Shoko Kuroda, Toshiaki Ohteki
The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor E2-2 is essential for the development of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) but not conventional DCs (cDCs). Here, we generated E2-2 reporter mice and demonstrated that an E2-2high fraction among common DC progenitors (CDPs), which are a major source of pDCs and cDCs in the steady state, strictly gave rise to pDCs in the presence of Flt3 ligand ex vivo or in the secondary lymphoid organs when transferred in vivo. However, in the small intestine, some of these E2-2high progenitors differentiated into cDCs that produced retinoic acid...
November 2, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105464/-study-on-cellular-immunity-mechanisms-of-suspended-moxibustion-for-treating-neutrophilic-asthma-in-rats
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Wei Zhang, Bin Yao, Hui-Ming Cheng, Fan-Lei Meng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the influence of suspended moxibustion on neutrophilic asthma related signal factors in asthma rats. METHODS: Thirty-two SD rats were randomly divided into normal control, model, dexamethasone(DEX) and suspended moxibustion (MOX) groups, with 8 rats in each group. The neutrophil granulocyte asthma model was made by intranasal instillation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), intraperitoneal injection of ovalbumin(OVA) and inhalation of OVA, once a day for 14 d...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096559/retinoic-acid-receptors-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-are-involved-in-antioxidative-protection-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-injury-induced-by-hypoxia-reoxygenation
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Ling Jiang, Yuanhan Qin, Fengying Lei, Xiuping Chen, Zhiqiang Zhou
Renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF) is a common outcome in various chronic kidney diseases. Injury to renal tubular epithelial cell (RTEC) is major link in RIF. Hypoxia is one of the common factors for RTEC damage. Retinoic acid receptors (RARs), RARα, RARβ and RARγ, are evolutionary conserved and pleiotropic proteins that have been involved in various cellular functions, including proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and transcription. Recently, we discovered that aberrant expression of RARs was involved in the development of RIF in rats...
November 3, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095919/raldh1-promotes-adiposity-during-adolescence-independently-of-retinal-signaling
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Di Yang, Charles R Krois, Priscilla Huang, Jinshan Wang, Jin Min, Hong Sik Yoo, Yinghua Deng, Joseph L Napoli
All-trans-retinoic acid (RA) inhibits adipogenesis in established preadipocyte cell lines. Dosing pharmacological amounts of RA reduces weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, i.e. counteracts diet-induced obesity (DIO). The aldehyde dehydrogenase Raldh1 (Aldh1a1) functions as one of three enzymes that converts the retinol metabolite retinal into RA, and one of many proteins that contribute to RA homeostasis. Female Raldh1-ablated mice resist DIO. This phenotype contrasts with ablations of other enzymes and binding-proteins that maintain RA homeostasis, which gain adiposity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091911/il-23-signaling-in-th17-cells-is-inhibited-by-hiv-infection-and-is-not-restored-by-haart-implications-for-persistent-immune-activation
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Jason R Fernandes, Tamara K Berthoud, Ashok Kumar, Jonathan B Angel
OBJECTIVES: HIV infection causes a profound depletion of gut derived Th17 cells, contributing to loss of mucosal barrier function and an increase in microbial translocation, thus driving systemic immune activation. Despite normalization of circulating CD4+ T cell counts with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), Th17 frequency and function often remain impaired. Given the importance of interleukin (IL)-23 in the generation and stabilization of Th17 cells we hypothesized that impaired IL-23 signaling causes persistent Th17 dysfunction in HIV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079472/6-substituted-quinolines-as-ror%C3%AE-t-inverse-agonists
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J Kent Barbay, Maxwell D Cummings, Marta Abad, Glenda Castro, Kevin D Kreutter, David A Kummer, Umar Maharoof, Cynthia Milligan, Rachel Nishimura, Joan Pierce, Celine Schalk-Hihi, John Spurlino, Virginia M Tanis, Maud Urbanski, Hariharan Venkatesan, Aihua Wang, Craig Woods, Ronald Wolin, Xiaohua Xue, James P Edwards, Anne M Fourie, Kristi Leonard
We identified 6-substituted quinolines as modulators of the retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor gamma t (RORγt). The synthesis of this class of RORγt modulators is reported, and optimization of the substituents at the quinoline 6-position that produced compounds with high affinity for the receptor is detailed. This effort identified molecules that act as potent, full inverse agonists in a RORγt-driven cell-based reporter assay. The X-ray crystal structures of two full inverse agonists from this chemical series bound to the RORγt ligand binding domain are disclosed, and we highlight the interaction of a hydrogen-bond acceptor on the 6-position substituent of the inverse agonist with Glu379:NH as a conserved binding contact...
October 16, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077166/correlation-between-rar-%C3%AE-expression-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-tissues-and-prognosis
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P-Z Hou, G Jian, Z-Q Ma, Y Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the retinoic acid receptor-β (RAR-β) expression in lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) tissues and its prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: SP assay was used to detect the RAR-β expression in 100 cases of surgically resected LSCC tissues and 20 cases of peritumoral normal lung tissues, and prognosis follow-up was conducted. RESULTS: The overall positive expression rate of RAR-β was 54.00%, which was not correlated with age, gender, phase and pathological type (p>0...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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