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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819918/network-analysis-of-se-and-zn-related-proteins-in-the-serum-proteomics-expression-profile-of-the-endemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-keshan-disease
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Sen Wang, Yanyan Lv, Yingting Wang, Peiru Du, Wuhong Tan, Mikko J Lammi, Xiong Guo
Keshan disease (KD) is an endemic cardiomyopathy with high mortality. Selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) deficiencies are closely related to KD. The molecular mechanism of KD pathogenesis is still unclear. There are only few studies on the interaction of trace elements and proteins associated with the pathogenesis of KD. In this study, isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-coupled two-dimensional liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (2DLC-MS/MS) technique analysis was used to analyze the differential expression of proteins from serum samples...
August 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819234/transcriptome-of-neonatal-preb%C3%A3-tzinger-complex-neurones-in-dbx1-reporter-mice
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John A Hayes, Andrew Kottick, Maria Cristina D Picardo, Andrew D Halleran, Ronald D Smith, Gregory D Smith, Margaret S Saha, Christopher A Del Negro
We sequenced the transcriptome of brainstem interneurons in the specialized respiratory rhythmogenic site dubbed preBötzinger Complex (preBötC) from newborn mice. To distinguish molecular characteristics of the core oscillator we compared preBötC neurons derived from Dbx1-expressing progenitors that are respiratory rhythmogenic to neighbouring non-Dbx1-derived neurons, which support other respiratory and non-respiratory functions. Results in three categories are particularly salient. First, Dbx1 preBötC neurons express κ-opioid receptors in addition to μ-opioid receptors that heretofore have been associated with opiate respiratory depression, which may have clinical applications...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775167/identification-of-novel-breast-cancer-risk-loci
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Claire Hian Tzer Chan, Prabhakaran Munusamy, Sau Yeen Loke, Geok Ling Koh, Edward Sern Yuen Wong, Hai Yang Law, Chui Sheun Yoon, Min-Han Tan, Yoon Sim Yap, Peter Ang, Ann Siew Gek Lee
It has been estimated that >1,000 genetic loci have yet to be identified for breast cancer risk. Here we report the first study utilizing targeted next-generation sequencing to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with breast cancer risk. Targeted sequencing of 283 genes was performed in 240 women with early-onset breast cancer (≤ 40 years) or a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. Common coding variants with minor allele frequencies (MAF) >1% that were identified were presumed initially to be SNPs, but further database inspections revealed variants had MAF of ≤1% in the general population...
August 3, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739726/hif1%C3%AE-associated-circdennd4c-promotes-proliferation-of-breast-cancer-cells-in-hypoxic-environment
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Gehao Liang, Zihao Liu, Luyuan Tan, A N Su, Wen G Jiang, Chang Gong
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence has shown that hypoxia plays a key role in regulating proliferation of breast cancer cells. However, the mechanism of how hypoxia regulates breast cancer remains unclear. We sought to investigate if hypoxia regulated proliferation through circular RNA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Western blot was used to detect hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1α) levels in breast cancer cells under hypoxic conditions. Candidate circular RNAs (circRNAs) were selected and quantified by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) after hypoxia induction...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736153/in-vitro-study-of-gonadotrophin-signaling-pathways-in-human-granulosa-cells-in-relation-to-progesterone-receptor-expression
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Soledad Henríquez, Paulina Kohen, Alex Muñoz, Ana Godoy, Felipe Orge, Jerome F Strauss, Luigi Devoto
In humans, data on gonadotrophin-activated (LH, HCG and FSH) progesterone receptor expression and signalling pathways involved in matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) expression presumably linked to the follicle rupture, are limited. Our hypothesis is LH, HCG and FSH increase progesterone receptor expression in granulosa cells through different signalling pathways, leading to an increased expression of ADAMTS-1 and MMP3/10, which may mediate follicular rupture through the transcription factor, HIF1A. Human granulosa cells were isolated from follicular aspirates obtained from 22 healthy women participating in our IVF programme for male-factor infertility...
June 23, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735973/in-vitro-study-on-the-regulation-of-cellular-mrna-levels-by-changes-in-transcription-rate-and-transcript-stability-in-fish-red-blood-cells
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Miriam Götting, Mikko Nikinmaa
The interplay of transcriptional and post-transcriptional processes in the regulation of gene expression has been extensively studied in mammals but little is known in other vertebrates so far. Most non-mammalian vertebrates are faced with environmental cues and stressors distinct from those experienced by mammals and thus it is likely that the gene expression strategies differ from those of mammals. Here we performed experiments to study in vitro the various levels of gene expression regulation in nucleated fish red blood cells...
July 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701304/hif1a-up-regulates-the-adora2b-receptor-on-alternatively-activated-macrophages-and-contributes-to-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Kemly Philip, Tingting Weng Mills, Jonathan Davies, Ning-Yuan Chen, Harry Karmouty-Quintana, Fayong Luo, Jose G Molina, Javier Amione-Guerra, Neeraj Sinha, Ashrith Guha, Holger K Eltzschig, Michael R Blackburn
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a deadly chronic lung disease. Extracellular accumulation of adenosine and subsequent activation of the ADORA2B receptor play important roles in regulating inflammation and fibrosis in IPF. Additionally, alternatively activated macrophages (AAMs) expressing ADORA2B have been implicated in mediating adenosine's effects in IPF. Although hypoxic conditions are present in IPF, hypoxia's role as a direct modulator of macrophage phenotype and identification of factors that regulate ADORA2B expression on AAMs in IPF is not well understood...
July 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686797/asiatic-acid-enhances-survival-of-human-ac16-cardiomyocytes-under-hypoxia-by-upregulating-mir-1290
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Kai Wu, Min Hu, Zejin Chen, Feixiang Xiang, Guojian Chen, Weihong Yan, Qing Peng, Xiaoping Chen
Asiatic acid (AA) could attenuate ischemia/reperfusion induced myocardial apoptosis through upregulating the Akt/GSK-3β/HIF-1α pathway. HIF-3α is a negative regulator of HIF-1α, whose mRNA is a potential target of miR-1290. AA could upregulate miR-1290 in non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells. This work aimed to investigate whether AA could inhibit hypoxia induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis through regulating the miR-1290/HIF3A/HIF-1α axis. The AC16 human myocardial cell line cultured under normoxic or hypoxic conditions was treated with various doses of AA for 24 h...
July 7, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683299/effectiveness-and-feasibility-of-nailfold-microcirculation-test-to-screen-for-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Guotao Hu, Fanglong Zhai, Feifei Mo, Li He, Weiya Shen, Hailan Wang
AIMS: The nailfold microcirculation index (MI) is a non-invasive, objective, and highly sensitive blood capillary detection method. This study evaluated the diagnostic efficiency of the nailfold MI relative to the more subjective vibration perception threshold (VPT) examination for early diagnostic screening of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: From February 2015 to February 2016, 227 diabetes mellitus patients and 39 healthy individuals were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660411/hif1a-overexpression-using-cell-penetrating-dna-binding-protein-induces-angiogenesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Mijeong Jeon, Yooseok Shin, Jaeeun Jung, Ui-Won Jung, Jae-Hoon Lee, Jae-Seung Moon, Ilkoo Kim, Jin-Su Shin, Sang-Kyou Lee, Je Seon Song
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF1A) is an important transcription factor for angiogenesis. Recent studies have used the protein transduction domain (PTD) to deliver genes, but the PTD has not been used to induce the expression of HIF1A. This study aimed at using a novel PTD (Hph-1-GAL4; ARVRRRGPRR) to overexpress the HIF1A and identify the effects on angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Overexpression of HIF1A was induced using Hph-1-GAL4 in human umbilical vein/vascular endothelium cells (HUVEC). The expression levels of genes were analyzed by the quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) after 2 and 4 days, respectively...
June 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655914/igf1r-deficiency-attenuates-acute-inflammatory-response-in-a-bleomycin-induced-lung-injury-mouse-model
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Sergio Piñeiro-Hermida, Icíar P López, Elvira Alfaro-Arnedo, Raquel Torrens, María Iñiguez, Lydia Alvarez-Erviti, Carlos Ruíz-Martínez, José G Pichel
IGF1R (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Receptor) is a tyrosine kinase with pleiotropic cellular functions. IGF activity maintains human lung homeostasis and is implicated in pulmonary diseases such as cancer, ARDS, COPD, asthma and fibrosis. Here we report that lung transcriptome analysis in mice with a postnatally-induced Igf1r gene deletion showed differentially expressed genes with potentially protective roles related to epigenetics, redox and oxidative stress. After bleomycin-induced lung injury, IGF1R-deficient mice demonstrated improved survival within a week...
June 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629892/engineered-myocardium-model-to-study-the-roles-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-hif1a-as1-in-paracrine-only-signaling-under-pathological-level-oxidative-stress
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Aylin Acun, Pinar Zorlutuna
Studying heart tissue is critical for understanding and developing treatments for cardiovascular diseases. In this work, we fabricated precisely controlled and biomimetic engineered model tissues to study how cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions influence myocardial cell survival upon exposure to pathological level oxidative stress. Specifically, the interactions of endothelial cells (ECs) and cardiomyocytes (CMs), and the role of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), with its novel alternative regulator, HIF-1α antisense RNA1 (HIF1A-AS1), in these interactions were investigated...
August 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623968/oxygen-and-tissue-culture-affect-placental-gene-expression
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O Brew, M H F Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: Placental explant culture is an important model for studying placental development and functions. We investigated the differences in placental gene expression in response to tissue culture, atmospheric and physiologic oxygen concentrations. METHODS: Placental explants were collected from normal term (38-39 weeks of gestation) placentae with no previous uterine contractile activity. Placental transcriptomic expressions were evaluated with GeneChip(®) Human Genome U133 Plus 2...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620317/comparative-and-experimental-studies-on-the-genes-altered-by-chronic-hypoxia-in-human-brain-microendothelial-cells
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Eugenia Mata-Greenwood, Dipali Goyal, Ravi Goyal
Background : Hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1A) is a master regulator of acute hypoxia; however, with chronic hypoxia, HIF1A levels return to the normoxic levels. Importantly, the genes that are involved in the cell survival and viability under chronic hypoxia are not known. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that chronic hypoxia leads to the upregulation of a core group of genes with associated changes in the promoter DNA methylation that mediates the cell survival under hypoxia. Results : We examined the effect of chronic hypoxia (3 days; 0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614042/bnip3l-nix-dependent-mitophagy-regulates-cell-differentiation-via-metabolic-reprogramming
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Lorena Esteban-Martínez, Patricia Boya
Macroautophagy/autophagy is the process by which cellular components are degraded and recycled within the lysosome. These components include mitochondria, the selective degradation of which is known as mitophagy. Mitochondria are dynamic organelles that constantly adapt their morphology, function, and number to accommodate the metabolic needs of the cell. Extensive metabolic reconfiguration occurs during cell differentiation, when mitochondrial activity increases in most cell types. However, our data demonstrate that during physiological retinal ganglion cell (RGC) development, mitophagy-dependent metabolic reprogramming towards glycolysis regulates numbers of RGCs, which are the first neurons to differentiate in the retina and whose axons form the optic nerve...
June 14, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607111/a-distinct-inhibitory-function-for-mir-18a-in-th17-cell-differentiation
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Misty M Montoya, Julia Maul, Priti B Singh, Heather H Pua, Frank Dahlström, Nanyan Wu, Xiaozhu Huang, K Mark Ansel, Dirk Baumjohann
Th17 cell responses orchestrate immunity against extracellular pathogens but also underlie autoimmune disease pathogenesis. In this study, we uncovered a distinct and critical role for miR-18a in limiting Th17 cell differentiation. miR-18a was the most dynamically upregulated microRNA of the miR-17-92 cluster in activated T cells. miR-18a deficiency enhanced CCR6(+) RAR-related orphan receptor (ROR)γt(+) Th17 cell differentiation in vitro and increased the number of tissue Th17 cells expressing CCR6, RORγt, and IL-17A in airway inflammation models in vivo...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595632/a-comparison-of-gene-expression-profiles-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-type-2-diabetes-and-their-coexisting-conditions
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Rui Gong, Menghui Chen, Cuizhao Zhang, Manli Chen, Haibin Li
BACKGROUND: To support a hypothesis that there is an intrinsic interplay between coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), we used RNA-seq to identify unique gene expression signatures of CAD, T2D, and coexisting conditions. METHODS: After transcriptome sequencing, differential expression analysis was performed between each disordered state and normal control group. By comparing gene expression profiles of CAD, T2D, and coexisting conditions, common and specific patterns of each disordered state were displayed...
June 8, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573109/persistence-of-innate-immune-pathways-in-late-stage-human-bacterial-and-fungal-keratitis-results-from-a-comparative-transcriptome-analysis
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Jaya D Chidambaram, Shichina Kannambath, Palepu Srikanthi, Manisha Shah, Prajna Lalitha, Shanmugam Elakkiya, Julien Bauer, Namperumalsamy V Prajna, Martin J Holland, Matthew J Burton
Microbial keratitis (MK) is a major cause of blindness worldwide. Despite adequate antimicrobial treatment, tissue damage can ensue. We compared the human corneal transcriptional profile in late stage MK to normal corneal tissue to identify pathways involved in pathogenesis. Total RNA from MK tissue and normal cadaver corneas was used to determine transcriptome profiles with Illumina HumanHT-12 v4 beadchips. We performed differential expression and network analysis of genes in bacterial keratitis (BK) and fungal keratitis (FK) compared with control (C) samples...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558704/genome-wide-network-based-pathway-analysis-of-csf-t-tau-a%C3%AE-1-42-ratio-in-the-adni-cohort
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Wang Cong, Xianglian Meng, Jin Li, Qiushi Zhang, Feng Chen, Wenjie Liu, Ying Wang, Sipu Cheng, Xiaohui Yao, Jingwen Yan, Sungeun Kim, Andrew J Saykin, Hong Liang, Li Shen
BACKGROUND: The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of total tau (t-tau) and Aβ1-42 are potential early diagnostic markers for probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). The influence of genetic variation on these CSF biomarkers has been investigated in candidate or genome-wide association studies (GWAS). However, the investigation of statistically modest associations in GWAS in the context of biological networks is still an under-explored topic in AD studies. The main objective of this study is to gain further biological insights via the integration of statistical gene associations in AD with physical protein interaction networks...
May 30, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543639/lncrna-rp11-296a18-3-mir-138-hif1a-pathway-regulates-the-proliferation-ecm-synthesis-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-hnpcs-%C3%A2
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Xiaobin Wang, Guohua Lv, Jing Li, Bing Wang, Qianshi Zhang, Chang Lu
BACKGROUND: During the process of Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD), nucleus pulposus apoptosis increases, extracellular matrix (ECM) alters and/or degrades, abnormal proliferation of cells forms cell clusters, and the expression of various inflammatory factors increases. Thus, regulation of human nucleus pulposus cell (HNPC) proliferation and ECM synthesis present promising strategies for IDD treatment. Accumulating evidence indicates that non-coding RNAs are involved in various cellular processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and metastasis...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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