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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452387/oas1-2-and-3-significance-during-active-tb
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Gina Leisching, Ian Wiid, Bienyameen Baker
Evidence to-date collectively points to a detrimental role of the type I IFN response during tuberculosis. The mechanisms underpinning the IFNαβ-mediated exacerbation of the disease is unclear. The 2'-5'-oligoadenylate synthetases (OAS), namely OAS1, OAS2 and OAS3 are part of the interferon-induced genes which until now have been synonymous with an anti-viral function. Blood transcriptome profiling has continuously observed their upregulation in a number of gene expression signatures which discriminate active TB from latent TB infection, however the role of the OASs and the effect that their expression has on the pathogenesis and persistence of TB is unknown...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452280/sticholysin-ii-mediated-cytotoxicity-involves-the-activation-of-regulated-intracellular-responses-that-anticipates-cell-death
#2
Carmen Soto, Gretchen Bergado, Rancés Blanco, Tania Griñán, Hermis Rodríguez, Uris Ros, Fabiola Pazos, María Eliana Lanio, Ana María Hernández, Carlos Álvarez
Sticholysin II (StII) is a pore-forming toxin of biomedical interest that belongs to the actinoporin protein family. Sticholysins are currently under examination as an active immunomodulating component of a vaccinal platform against tumoral cells and as a key element of a nucleic acids delivery system to cell cytosol. These proteins form pores in the plasma membrane leading to ion imbalance and cell lysis. However, the intracellular mechanisms triggered by actinoporins upon binding to membranes and its consequences for cell death are barely understood...
February 13, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452253/remote-limb-ischemic-postconditioning-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-activating-ampk-dependent-autophagy
#3
Hao Guo, Lei Zhao, Bodong Wang, Xia Li, Hao Bai, Haixiao Liu, Liang Yue, Wei Guo, Zhenyuan Bian, Li Gao, Dayun Feng, Yan Qu
Remote limb ischemic postconditioning (RIPoC) is a promising adjunct treatment for cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated yet. The present study aims to investigate potential involvement and regulatory mechanisms of autophagy in RIPoC treatment against cerebral IR injury in mice. Mice were subjected to 2 h middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) then treated with vehicle, 3-methyladenine (3-MA, an autophagy inhibitor), or compound C (an AMPK inhibitor) at the onset of reperfusion...
February 13, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452249/expression-and-therapeutic-implications-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-cdk4-in-osteosarcoma
#4
Yubing Zhou, Jacson K Shen, Zujiang Yu, Francis J Hornicek, Quancheng Kan, Zhenfeng Duan
Overexpression and/or hyperactivation of cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) has been found in many types of human cancers, and a CDK4 specific inhibitor, palbociclib, has been recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of breast cancer. However, the expression and the therapeutic potential of CDK4 in osteosarcoma remain unclear. In the present study, CDK4 was found to be highly expressed in human osteosarcoma tissues and cell lines as compared with normal human osteoblasts. Elevated CDK4 expression correlated with metastasis potential and poor prognosis in osteosarcoma patients as determined by immunohistochemical analysis in a human osteosarcoma tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 13, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452230/a-regulatory-circuitry-between-mir-193a-mir-600-and-wt1-enhances-leukemogenesis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#5
Haiying Li, Chongyun Xing, Bin Zhou, Haige Ye, Jianhua Feng, Jianbo Wu, Shenmeng Gao
The aberrant overexpression of the Wilm's tumor-1 (WT1) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) plays an important role in blast cell survival through enhancing proliferation and inhibiting apoptosis. However, the mechanism underlying the overexpression of WT1 remains unclear. Here, we identified miR-193a (miR-193a-5p) and miR-600 targeting and degrading WT1. MiR-193a and miR-600 synergistically reduced WT1 expression and suppressed the activity of a luciferase reporter through binding coding sequence (CDS) and 3'-untranslated regions (3'UTR) of WT1 mRNA, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452161/c33-a-cells-transfected-with-e6-i-or-e6-ii-the-short-forms-of-hpv-16-e6-displayed-opposite-effects-on-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis
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Carolina E Vaisman, Oscar Del Moral-Hernandez, Samadhi Moreno-Campuzano, Elena Aréchaga-Ocampo, Raul Bonilla-Moreno, Israel Garcia-Aguiar, Leticia Cedillo-Barron, Jaime Berumen, Porfirio Nava, Nicolas Villegas-Sepúlveda
The HPV-16 E6/E7 bicistronic immature transcript produces 4 mature RNAs: the unspliced HPV-16 E6/E7 pre-mRNA product and 3 alternatively spliced mRNAs. The 3 spliced mRNAs encode short forms of the E6 oncoprotein, namely E6*I, E6*II and E6^E7. In this study we showed that transfection of C-33A cells with monocistronic constructs of these cDNAs fused to GFP, produced different effects on apoptosis, after the treatment with cisplatin. Transfection of C-33A cells with the full-length E6-GFP oncoprotein resulted in a 50% decrease in cell death, while the transfection with the E6*I-GFP construct showed only a 25% of diminution of cell death, compared to the control cells...
February 13, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452093/autophagy-inhibition-enhances-anticancer-efficacy-of-artepillin-c-a-cinnamic-acid-derivative-in-brazilian-green-propolis
#7
Satoshi Endo, Manami Hoshi, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Takahiro Inoue, Kenji Ichihara, Akira Ikari
Propolis, a resinous substance produced by honeybees, possesses various biological actions including anticancer activity towards tumor cells. Recently, the ethanol extract of Brazilian green propolis has been shown to induce autophagy, which is known to be induced in treatment of cancer cells with anticancer drugs, leading to cancer cell survival and decreased sensitivity to anticancer agents. In this study, we aimed to identify autophagy-inducing components of the propolis and elucidated the reciprocal relationship between anticancer cytotoxicity and protective autophagy in prostate cancer CWR22Rv1 cells...
February 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451980/tri-layer-polymeric-shells-containing-magnetite-nanocarrier-mediated-lcs-1-delivery-for-synthetic-lethal-therapy-of-blm-defective-colorectal-cancer-cells
#8
Anuradha Gupta, Anas Ahmad, Hardeep Singh, Sharanjeet Kaur, Neethu K M, Md Meraj Ansari, Govindasamy Jayamurugan, Rehan Khan
Synthetic lethality is a molecular targeted therapy for selective killing of cancer cells. We exploited a lethal interaction between Superoxide dismutase1 inhibition and Bloom syndrome gene product (BLM) defect for the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC) cells (HCT 116) with lung cancer screen-1 (LCS-1) loaded customized nanocarrier. LCS-1 has poor aqueous solubility. To overcome its limitations, customized nanocarrier (NC), composed of magnetite core coated with three polymeric shells namely, aminocellulose, branched poly(amidoamine) and paraben-PEG, was developed for encapsulating LCS-1...
February 16, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451405/astragalus-polysaccharide-alleviates-lps-induced-inflammation-injury-by-regulating-mir-127-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451351/delphinidin-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-erk-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-human-osteosarcoma-cell-lines
#10
Hae-Mi Kang, Bong-Soo Park, Hyun-Kyung Kang, Hae-Ryoun Park, Su-Bin Yu, In-Ryoung Kim
Delphinidin is major anthocyanidin that is extracted from many pigmented fruits and vegetables. This substance has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, and anti-cancer properties. In addition, delphinidin strongly suppresses the migration and invasion of various cancer cells during tumorigenesis. Although delphinidin has anti-cancer effects, little is known about its functional roles in osteosarcoma (OS). For these reasons, we have demonstrated the effects of delphinidin on OS cell lines. The effects of delphinidin on cell viability and growth of OS cells were assessed using the MTT assay and colony formation assays...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451337/eosinophil-derived-exosomes-contribute-to-asthma-remodelling-by-activating-structural-lung-cells
#11
José A Cañas, Beatriz Sastre, José M Rodrigo-Muñoz, Mar Fernández-Nieto, Pilar Barranco, Santiago Quirce, Joaquín Sastre, Victoria Del Pozo
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils, a central factor in asthma pathogenesis, have the ability to secrete exosomes. However, the precise role played by exosomes in the biological processes leading up to asthma has not been fully defined. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that exosomes released by eosinophils contribute to asthma pathogenesis by activating structural lung cells. METHODS: Eosinophils from asthmatic patients and healthy volunteers were purified from peripheral blood, and exosomes were isolated from eosinophils of asthmatic and healthy individuals...
February 16, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451308/apheresis-buffy-coat-collection-without-photoactivation-has-no-effect-on-apoptosis-cell-proliferation-and-total-viability-of-mononuclear-cells-collected-using-photopheresis-systems
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Zbigniew M Szczepiorkowski, Christine A Burnett, Larry J Dumont, Sunil H Abhyankar
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been approved for the treatment of advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma since 1988. While the precise mechanisms resulting in clinical effects are not fully understood, the photoactivation of mononuclear cells (MNCs) using ultraviolet A (UVA) light and methoxsalen is believed to be the predominant initiating process. The effects of MNC passage through the instrument without photoactivation are unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of cell processing through the photopheresis instruments on MNCs...
February 16, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451211/electroacupuncture-preconditioning-protects-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-suppression-of-dynamin-related-protein-1
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Gao-Feng Zhang, Pei Yang, Zeng Yin, Huai-Long Chen, Fu-Guo Ma, Bin Wang, Li-Xin Sun, Yan-Lin Bi, Fei Shi, Ming-Shan Wang
Electroacupuncture preconditioning at acupoint Baihui (GV20) can reduce focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. However, the precise protective mechanism remains unknown. Mitochondrial fission mediated by dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) can trigger neuronal apoptosis following cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Herein, we examined the hypothesis that electroacupuncture pretreatment can regulate Drp1, and thus inhibit mitochondrial fission to provide cerebral protection. Rat models of focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury were established by middle cerebral artery occlusion at 24 hours after 5 consecutive days of preconditioning with electroacupuncture at GV20 (depth 2 mm, intensity 1 mA, frequency 2/15 Hz, for 30 minutes, once a day)...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451067/combined-detection-of-umcp-1-and-utweak-for-rapid-discrimination-of-severe-lupus-nephritis
#14
X W Dong, Z H Zheng, J Ding, X Luo, Z Q Li, Y Li, M Y Rong, Y L Fu, J H Shi, L C Yu, Z B Wu, P Zhu
Reliable markers for the rapid discrimination of severe renal damage remain a vital concern for lupus nephritis (LN). To determine a better tool for kidney damage detection, the present study compared the evaluation ability of novel urinary cytokines and chemokines (namely urinary monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (uMCP-1), tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (uTWEAK)) with traditional serum or urinary markers (namely urinary alpha 1-microgrobulin (uα1-MG), beta 2-microglobulin (uβ2-MG) and serum complement C3 (C3), complement C4 (C4), creatinine (Cr), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and cystatin C (Cys C)) in discriminating LN renal damage...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450882/the-role-of-neutrophils-in-skin-damage-induced-by-tissue-deposited-lupus-igg
#15
Xuanxuan Guo, Xiang Fang, Guodan He, M Haidar Zaman, Xibin Fei, Wei Qiao, Guo-Min Deng
Skin injury is the second most common clinical manifestation in patients with SLE. Neutrophils are crucial effector cells in immune system. The significance of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of SLE is not clear. This study is to explore the role of neutrophils in skin damage of SLE. We used lupus-prone mice and C57BL/6 mice model of lupus serum IgG induced skin inflammation to investigate neutrophils role in skin damage of SLE. We found a few neutrophils infiltrated in the inflammatory sites of skin in lupus-prone mice and lupus IgG induced skin damaged mice model...
February 16, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450867/20s-proteasome-in-the-blood-plasma-of-boys-with-cryptorchidism
#16
D Toliczenko-Bernatowicz, E Matuszczak, M Tylicka, A Sankiewicz, M Komarowska, E Gorodkiewicz, W Debek, A Hermanowicz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the concentration of 20S proteasome in the blood plasma of boys with cryptorchidism. METHODS: Patients-50 boys aged 1-4 years (median = 2.4 years) with unilateral cryptorchidism. The control group-50 healthy, age-matched boys (aged 1-4 years, median = 2.1 years), admitted for planned herniotomy. In our study, we used a novel technique Surface PLASMON RESONANCE Imaging. RESULTS: The median concentration of 20S proteasome in the blood plasma of boys with cryptorchidism was 2...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450644/pi3k-akt-inhibitor-ly294002-potentiates-homoharringtonine-antimyeloma-activity-in-myeloma-cells-adhered-to-stromal-cells-and-in-scid-mouse-xenograft
#17
Ping Chen, Xiaofang Wen, Bin Wang, Diyu Hou, Hong Zou, Qin Yuan, Hui Yang, Jieqiong Xie, Huifang Huang
Homoharringtonine (HHT) is a known anti-leukemia drug that inhibits multiple myeloma (MM) cells both in vitro and in vivo. Our prior study demonstrated that the potency of HHT in MM cells was compromised significantly when myeloma cells were co-cultured with BM stromal cells. This study aimed to investigate whether PI3K/Akt inhibitor LY294002 could potentiate the antimyeloma activity of HHT against MM cells adhered to BM stromal cells and in vivo xenograft models. A co-culture system composed of MM cells and human stromal cells was employed to mimic MM cells in bone marrow niche...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450633/mid1-pp2a-complex-functions-as-new-insights-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma
#18
Lin Zhang, Junyao Li, Xuejiao Lv, Tingting Guo, Wei Li, Jie Zhang
PURPOSE: MID1 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that was first found in Opitz G/BBB syndrome, but there has been little research into its role in lung diseases. We have found an accumulating evidence that indicates the MID1-PP2A complex plays a role in asthma and contributes to inflammation, but its roles in lung adenocarcinoma are unclear. This study aimed at evaluating the function of MID1-PP2A complex in human lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: We used western blot, ELISA and real-time quantitative PCR to detect the protein and mRNA levels of MID1 and PP2A in A549, H1975, and H1650 lung adenocarcinoma cell lines compared with the human bronchial epithelial cell line BEAS-2B...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450537/enhanced-expression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-related-inflammation-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#19
Hui Chen, Xiongze Zhang, Nanying Liao, Lan Mi, Yuting Peng, Bing Liu, Shaochong Zhang, Feng Wen
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the association between nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) family, pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome-induced inflammation and disease severity in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Blood samples were collected from 64 patients with diabetes (DR, 43; without DR, 21) and 25 healthy controls. The protein and mRNA expression levels of NLRP3 inflammasomes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were determined using western blotting and quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450140/jnk3-phosphorylates-bax-protein-and-induces-ability-to-form-pore-on-bilayer-lipid-membrane
#20
Rajeev Gupta, Subhendu Ghosh
Bax is a pro-apoptotic cytosolic protein. In this work native (unphosphorylated) and JNK3 phosphorylated Bax proteins are studied on artificial bilayer membranes for pore formation. Phosphorylated Bax formed pore on the bilayer lipid membrane whereas native one does not. In cells undergoing apoptosis the pore formed by the phosphorylated Bax could be important in cytochrome c release from the mitochondrial intermembrane space to the cytosol. The low conductance (1.5 nS) of the open state of the phosphorylated Bax pore corresponds to pore diameter of 0...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
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