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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454460/melatonin-treatment-induces-apoptosis-through-regulating-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathways-in-human-gastric-cancer-sgc7901-cells
#1
Weimin Li, Zhonglue Wang, Yina Chen, Kaijing Wang, Ting Lu, Fei Ying, Mengdi Fan, Zhiyin Li, Jiansheng Wu
Melatonin, which is synthesized by the pineal gland and released into the blood, exhibits antitumor properties. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects, particularly in stomach cancer, remain unknown. In the present study, the effect of melatonin on the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway and the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway, involving p38 and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK), were investigated in SGC7901 gastric cancer cells. In addition, the effect of melatonin on the survival, migration and apoptosis of these cells was investigated in vitro in order to evaluate the use of melatonin for the treatment of gastric cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454348/effects-of-ptcs-on-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-are-dependent-on-ptc-location
#2
Heegyum Moon, Xuexiu Zheng, Tiing Jen Loh, Ha Na Jang, Yongchao Liu, Da-Woon Jung, Darren R Williams, Haihong Shen
The récepteur d'origine nantais (RON) gene is a proto-oncogene that is responsible for encoding the human macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP) 1 receptor. MSP activation induces RON-mediated cell dissociation, migration and matrix invasion. Isoforms of RON that exclude exons 5 and 6 encode the RONΔ160 protein, which promotes cell transformation in vitro and tumor metastasis in vivo. Premature termination codons (PTCs) in exons activate the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) signaling pathway. The present study demonstrated that PTCs at various locations in the alternative exons 5 and 6 could induce NMD of the majority of the spliced, or partially spliced, isoforms...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454344/galectin-7-promotes-the-invasiveness-of-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-via-activation-of-erk-and-jnk-signaling
#3
Jia-Ping Guo, Xiao-Guang Li
Galectin-7 is a member of the β-galactoside-binding protein family, and is highly expressed in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of manipulating galectin-7 expression on the biological phenotype of human OSCC cells and the associated molecular mechanisms. Knockdown of endogenous galectin-7 via small interfering RNA (siRNA) was performed and cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and invasion were subsequently assessed. The data indicated that galectin-7 silencing had no impact on the proliferation or apoptosis of OSCC cells...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454288/development-of-a-novel-anti-human-aspartyl-asparaginyl-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-monoclonal-antibody-with-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-potential
#4
Ting Huyan, Qi Li, Dan-Dan Dong, Hui Yang, Xiao-Ping Xue, Qing-Sheng Huang
Human aspartyl-(asparaginyl)-β-hydroxylase (HAAH) has recently been the subject of several studies, as it was previously observed to be overexpressed in numerous types of carcinoma cells and tissues in patient tumor samples. HAAH has been implicated in tumor invasion and metastasis, indicating that it may be an important target and biomarker for tumor diagnosis and treatment. However, the immunological tools currently available for the study of this protein, including monoclonal antibodies, are limited, as is the present knowledge regarding the role of HAAH in tumor therapy and diagnosis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454251/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-sigmoid-colon-lipoma-in-a-young-female-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Georgios I Panagiotakis, Alexandros G Andreou, Ioannis E Petrakis, Maria Tzardi, Maria Daskalogiannaki, Georgios E Chalkiadakis
Lipomas of the sigmoid colon are rare entities. The present case describes a 27-year-old Caucasian woman who underwent a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy following the detection of a giant lipoma. The young patient was referred to the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion (Crete, Greece) in May 2013 after experiencing intermittent abdominal cramping during defecation, and altering episodes of diarrhea and constipation. In addition, the patient described the protrusion of a solid tissue mass shaped like a 'champagne bottle cork' from the anus following defecation...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454094/proteolytic-cleavages-in-the-extracellular-domain-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-by-membrane-associated-serine-proteases
#6
Li-Mei Chen, Karl X Chai
The epithelial extracellular membrane-associated serine proteases matriptase, hepsin, and prostasin are proteolytic modifying enzymes of the extracellular domain (ECD) of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Matriptase also cleaves the ECD of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and the angiopoietin receptor Tie2. In this study we tested the hypothesis that these serine proteases may cleave the ECD of additional receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). We co-expressed the proteases in an epithelial cell line with Her2, Her3, Her4, insulin receptor (INSR), insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-1R), the platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs) α and β, or nerve growth factor receptor A (TrkA)...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454090/peroxiredoxin-6-overexpression-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#7
Dong Hun Lee, Ju Ho Park, Sang Bae Han, Do Young Yoon, Yu Yeon Jung, Jin Tae Hong
Peroxiredoxin 6 (PRDX6) is a member of the PRDX family of antioxidant enzymes and correlated with inflammatory response. Therefore, we investigated the role of PRDX6 during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute kidney injury. Both 3 months aged PRDX6-overexpressing transgenic mice (PRDX6 mice) and wild type (WT) mice had acute renal injury induced by intraperitoneal injection of LPS (10 mg/kg)., PRDX6 mice showed decreased mortality and renal injury following LPS challenge compared to WT mice. Furthermore, infiltration of macrophages, T-cells and neutrophils, and the number of apoptotic cells were more decreased by LPS treatment in PRDX6 mice than in WT mice...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454084/preliminary-biological-evaluation-of-18f-alf-nota-mal-cys-annexin-v-as-a-novel-apoptosis-imaging-agent
#8
Chunxiong Lu, Quanfu Jiang, Minjin Hu, Cheng Tan, Huixin Yu, Zichun Hua
A novel annexin V derivative (Cys-Annexin V) with a single cysteine residue at its C-terminal has been successfully labeled site-specifically with NOTA-maleimide aluminum [18F]fluoride complexation and evaluated it as a novel apoptosis agent in vitro and in vivo. The total synthesis time of 18F-AlF-NOTA-MAL-Cys-Annexin V from [18F]fluoride was about 65 min. The tracer was stable in vitro and it was excreted through renal in normal mice. The rate of the tracer bound to erythrocytes with exposed phosphatidylserine was 89...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454016/bohr-effect-of-native-and-chemically-modified-hemoglobins-quantitative-analyses-based-on-the-wyman-equation
#9
Kehinde Onwochei Okonjo
Thirteen histidines and the α-chain terminal amino group (ACTA) make all of the contributions to the Bohr effect of human hemoglobin. The pKas of the 13 histidines in carbonmonoxy- and deoxyhemoglobin are known from (1)H NMR studies. Those of ACTA are not so precisely known. We employed the Wyman equation and the 13 histidine pairs of pKas to determine the pKas of ACTA by curve-fitting to hemoglobin Bohr effect data. Using all 14 pairs of pKas as preliminary data, we employed the Wyman equation to fit the Bohr data for hemoglobin chemically modified at Cys93β with cystamine, cystine and iodoacetamide...
April 18, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453927/tir-domain-containing-adapter-inducing-interferon-%C3%AE-trif-forms-filamentous-structures-whose-pro-apoptotic-signalling-is-terminated-by-autophagy
#10
I E Gentle, K T McHenry, A Weber, A Metz, O Kretz, D Porter, G Häcker
The formation of amyloid-like protein structures has recently emerged as a feature in signal transduction, particularly in innate immunity. These structures appear to depend on defined domains for their formation but likely also require dedicated ways to terminate signalling. We here define the innate immunity protein/Toll-like receptor adaptor TRIF as a novel platform of fibril formation and probe signal initiation through TRIF as well as its termination in toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)-stimulated melanoma cells...
April 28, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453913/bioprinting-of-biomimetic-skin-containing-melanocytes
#11
Daejin Min, Wonhye Lee, Il-Hong Bae, Tae Ryong Lee, Phillip Croce, Seung-Schik Yoo
This study reports a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique that is capable of producing a full-thickness skin model containing pigmentation. Multiple layers of fibroblasts (FB)-containing collagen hydrogel precursor were printed and crosslinked through neutralization using sodium bicarbonate, constituting the dermal layer. Melanocytes (MC) and keratinocytes (KC) were sequentially printed on top of the dermal layer to induce skin pigmentation upon subsequent air-liquid interface culture. Histological analysis was performed not only to confirm the formation of distinct skin layers, but also to identify the presence of pigmentation...
April 28, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453870/clinically-relevant-discordances-identified-after-tertiary-reassessment-of-fetuses-with-isolated-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#12
Elisa Done, Leonardo Gucciardo, Tim Van Mieghem, Koen Devriendt, Karel Allegaert, Paul Brady, Roland Devlieger, Luc De Catte, Liesbeth Lewi, Jan Deprest
OBJECTIVE: Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO) may improve outcome of severe isolated Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (iCDH). We aimed to identify any discrepancy between initial assessment at the referring hospital and the evaluation at the fetal surgery center, and to document parental decisions following counseling for fetal surgery. DESIGN: Single centre retrospective study on patients with presumed iCDH either referred for assessment and counseling or referred for fetal surgery...
April 28, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453791/progranulin-functions-as-a-cathepsin-d-chaperone-to-stimulate-axonal-outgrowth-in-vivo
#13
Sander Beel, Matthieu Moisse, Markus Damme, Louis De Muynck, Wim Robberecht, Ludo Van Den Bosch, Paul Saftig, Philip Van Damme
Loss of function mutations in progranulin (GRN) cause frontotemporal dementia, but how GRN haploinsufficiency causes neuronal dysfunction remains unclear. We previously showed that GRN is neurotrophic in vitro. Here, we used an in vivo axonal outgrowth system and observed a delayed recovery in GRN-/- mice after facial nerve injury. This deficit was rescued by reintroduction of human GRN and relied on its C-terminus and on neuronal GRN production. Transcriptome analysis of the facial motor nucleus post injury identified cathepsin D (CTSD) as the most upregulated gene...
April 26, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453785/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-the-pnkp-xrcc4-ligiv-dna-repair-complex
#14
R Daniel Aceytuno, Cortt G Piett, Zahra Havali-Shahriari, Ross A Edwards, Martial Rey, Ruiqiong Ye, Fatima Javed, Shujuan Fang, Rajam Mani, Michael Weinfeld, Michal Hammel, John A Tainer, David C Schriemer, Susan P Lees-Miller, J N Mark Glover
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repairs DNA double strand breaks in non-cycling eukaryotic cells. NHEJ relies on polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP), which generates 5΄-phosphate/3΄-hydroxyl DNA termini that are critical for ligation by the NHEJ DNA ligase, LigIV. PNKP and LigIV require the NHEJ scaffolding protein, XRCC4. The PNKP FHA domain binds to the CK2-phosphorylated XRCC4 C-terminal tail, while LigIV uses its tandem BRCT repeats to bind the XRCC4 coiled-coil. Yet, the assembled PNKP-XRCC4-LigIV complex remains uncharacterized...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453609/invited-commentary-searching-for-the-perfect-measure-of-diastolic-dysfunction-a-futile-exercise
#15
Ambarish Pandey, Jarett D Berry
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is common, recalcitrant to treatment, and associated with poor outcomes. Diastolic dysfunction (DD) is an independent predictor of HFpEF risk, associated clinical manifestations, and long-term outcomes. However, the usefulness of diastolic function assessment is limited by the heterogeneity in the existing definitions of DD. In this issue of the Journal, Rasmussen-Torvik et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2017;000(00):000-000) have highlighted this problem by evaluating the prevalence and concordance of 4 established definitions of DD in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) cohort...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453520/wdr23-regulates-nrf2-independently-of-keap1
#16
Jacqueline Y Lo, Brett N Spatola, Sean P Curran
Cellular adaptation to stress is essential to ensure organismal survival. NRF2/NFE2L2 is a key determinant of xenobiotic stress responses, and loss of negative regulation by the KEAP1-CUL3 proteasome system is implicated in several chemo- and radiation-resistant cancers. Advantageously using C. elegans alongside human cell culture models, we establish a new WDR23-DDB1-CUL4 regulatory axis for NRF2 activity that operates independently of the canonical KEAP1-CUL3 system. WDR23 binds the DIDLID sequence within the Neh2 domain of NRF2 to regulate its stability; this regulation is not dependent on the KEAP1-binding DLG or ETGE motifs...
April 28, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453441/fetal-cardiac-time-intervals-in-healthy-pregnancies-an-observational-study-by-fetal-ecg-monica-healthcare-system
#17
Annette Wacker-Gussmann, Cordula Plankl, Maria Sewald, Karl-Theo Maria Schneider, Renate Oberhoffer, Silvia M Lobmaier
BACKGROUND: Fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) can detect QRS signals in fetuses from as early as 17 weeks' gestation; however, the technique is limited by the minute size of the fetal signal relative to noise ratio. The aim of this study was to evaluate precise fetal cardiac time intervals (fCTIs) with the help of a newly developed fetal ECG device (Monica Healthcare System). METHODS: In a prospective manner we included 15-18 healthy fetuses per gestational week from 32 weeks onwards...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453440/median-analysis-of-repeated-measures-associated-with-recurrent-events-in-presence-of-terminal-event
#18
Rajeshwari Sundaram, Ling Ma, Subhashis Ghoshal
Recurrent events are often encountered in medical follow up studies. In addition, such recurrences have other quantities associated with them that are of considerable interest, for instance medical costs of the repeated hospitalizations and tumor size in cancer recurrences. These processes can be viewed as point processes, i.e. processes with arbitrary positive jump at each recurrence. An analysis of the mean function for such point processes have been proposed in the literature. However, such point processes are often skewed, leading to median as a more appropriate measure than the mean...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453362/a-novel-mutation-in-the-dominantly-inherited-topors-gene-supports-haploinsufficiency-as-the-mechanism-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
#19
Marta Latasiewicz, Anna Paola Salvetti, Robert E MacLaren
BACKGROUND: Inherited retinal degenerations are a major cause of untreatable blindness in the younger age group. Recent advances in gene therapy using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors have raised the possibility of slowing or stopping retinal degenerations with gene replacement in cases of gene deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this report, we present a family with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. A screen for common ADRP genes was performed with 105 genes targeted...
April 28, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450117/tcf7l1-recruits-ctbp-and-hdac1-to-repress-dickkopf4-gene-expression-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#20
Melanie A Eshelman, Meera Shah, Wesley M Raup-Konsavage, Sherri A Rennoll, Gregory S Yochum
The T-cell factor/Lymphoid enhancer factor (TCF/LEF; hereafter TCF) family of transcription factors are critical regulators of colorectal cancer (CRC) cell growth. Of the four TCF family members, TCF7L1 functions predominantly as a repressor of gene expression. Few studies have addressed the role of TCF7L1 in CRC and only a handful of target genes regulated by this repressor are known. By silencing TCF7L1 expression in HCT116 cells, we show that it promotes cell proliferation and tumorigenesis in vivo by driving cell cycle progression...
April 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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