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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036929/interaction-between-rho-gtpases-and-14-3-3-proteins
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Daniel Brandwein, Zhixiang Wang
The Rho GTPase family accounts for as many as 20 members. Among them, the archetypes RhoA, Rac1, and Cdc42 have been the most well-characterized. Like all members of the small GTPases superfamily, Rho proteins act as molecular switches to control cellular processes by cycling between active, GTP-bound and inactive, GDP-bound states. The 14-3-3 family proteins comprise seven isoforms. They exist as dimers (homo- or hetero-dimer) in cells. They function by binding to Ser/Thr phosphorylated intracellular proteins, which alters the conformation, activity, and subcellular localization of their binding partners...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036835/therapeutic-role-of-long-non-coding-rna-tcons_00019174-in-depressive-disorders-is-dependent-on-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Xinqiang Ni, Yingzhao Liao, Limin Li, Xiaoli Zhang, Zhengzhi Wu
Chronic stress is one of the major causes that lead to major depressive disorder (MDD), which is a prevalent mood disorder worldwide. Lots of MDD patients could not benefit from available medication due to the complex etiology of MDD. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), molecular switches of downstream genes expression, have been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of MDD. LncRNA TCONS_00019174 has been implicated in MDD risk and antidepressant effects, However, the effect of lncRNA TCONS_00019174 on antidepressant responses has not been investigated...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036788/knockdown-of-lncrna-ccat2-inhibits-endometrial-cancer-cells-growth-and-metastasis-via-sponging-mir-216b
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Pengmu Xie, Hongying Cao, Ying Li, Jianhua Wang, Zhumei Cui
OBJECTIVE: Colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2), a novel lncRNA has been reported as an oncogene in several cancers. This study was aimed to explore whether CCAT2 also exerted oncogenic roles in endometrial cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of CCAT2 in 30 pairs of endometrial cancer and matched non-cancerous tissues were detected by qRT-PCR. Two endometrial cancer cell lines HEC-1-A and RL95-2 were used throughout this study. CCAT2 in cells was silenced by transfection with shRNA targeted CCAT2, then cell growth and metastasis were assessed by performing trypan blue staining, Transwell assay, and flow cytometry...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036705/chalcogenozidovudine-derivatives-with-antitumor-activity-comparative-toxicities-in-cultured-human-mononuclear-cells
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Assis Ecker, Pauline Christ Ledur, Rafael S da Silva, Daniela Bitencourt Rosa Leal, Oscar E D Rodrigues, Daniel Ardisson-Araújo, Emily Pansera Waczuk, João Batista Teixeira da Rocha, Nilda Vargas Barbosa
Considering a novel series of zidovudine (AZT) derivatives encompassing selenoaryl moieties promising candidates as therapeutics, we examined the toxicities elicited by AZT and derivatives 5'-(4-Chlorophenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ1); 5'-(Phenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ2); and 5'-(4-Methylphenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ3) in healthy cells and in mice. Resting and stimulated cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were treated with the compounds at concentrations ranging from 10 to 200 µM for 24 and/or 72 h...
July 28, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036687/measuring-deaminated-nucleotide-surveillance-enzyme-itpa-activity-with-an-atp-releasing-nucleotide-chimera
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Debin Ji, Elena I Stepchenkova, Jian Cui, Miriam R Menezes, Youri I Pavlov, Eric T Kool
Nucleotide quality surveillance enzymes play important roles in human health, by detecting damaged molecules in the nucleotide pool and deactivating them before they are incorporated into chromosomal DNA or adversely affect metabolism. In particular, deamination of adenine moiety in (deoxy)nucleoside triphosphates, resulting in formation of (d)ITP, can be deleterious, leading to DNA damage, mutagenesis and other harmful cellular effects. The 21.5 kDa human enzyme that mitigates this damage by conversion of (d)ITP to monophosphate, ITPA, has been proposed as a possible therapeutic and diagnostic target for multiple diseases...
September 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036667/disnor-a-disease-network-open-resource
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Prisca Lo Surdo, Alberto Calderone, Marta Iannuccelli, Luana Licata, Daniele Peluso, Luisa Castagnoli, Gianni Cesareni, Livia Perfetto
DISNOR is a new resource that aims at exploiting the explosion of data on the identification of disease-associated genes to assemble inferred disease pathways. This may help dissecting the signaling events whose disruption causes the pathological phenotypes and may contribute to build a platform for precision medicine. To this end we combine the gene-disease association (GDA) data annotated in the DisGeNET resource with a new curation effort aimed at populating the SIGNOR database with causal interactions related to disease genes with the highest possible coverage...
October 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036526/dynapho-a-web-platform-for-inferring-the-dynamics-of-time-series-phosphoproteomics
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Chia-Lang Hsu, Jian-Kai Wang, Pei-Chun Lu, Hsuan-Cheng Huang, Hsueh-Fen Juan
Summary: Large-scale phosphoproteomics studies have improved our understanding of dynamic cellular signaling, but the downstream analysis of phosphoproteomics data is still a bottleneck. We develop DynaPho, a useful web-based tool providing comprehensive and in-depth analyses of time-course phosphoproteomics data, making analysis intuitive and accessible to non-bioinformatics experts. The tool currently implements five analytic modules, which reveal the transition of biological pathways, kinase activity, dynamics of interaction networks and the predicted kinase-substrate associations...
July 7, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036515/the-jasmonate-zim-domain-gene-family-mediates-ja-signaling-and-stress-response-in-cotton
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Heng Sun, Lin Chen, Jianying Li, Meiling Hu, Abid Ullah, Xin He, Xiyan Yang, Xianlong Zhang
JASMONATE ZIM-domain (JAZ) family proteins are involved in regulating diverse biological processes in plants. However, their functions have not been well characterized in cotton (Gossypium spp.). In the present study, 13, 15, 25, and 30 JAZ genes were identified in Gossypium arboretum, Gossypium raimondii, Gossypium barbadense and Gossypium hirsutum respectively, based on gene homology. Selection and variation analyses showed that the SNP density of GhJAZ genes in wild species was much higher than that in domesticated species...
October 3, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036495/the-p16-mir-217-egr1-pathway-modulates-age-related-tenogenic-differentiation-in-tendon-stem-progenitor-cells
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Weifeng Han, Bing Wang, Junpeng Liu, Lei Chen
Previous studies have shown that the differentiation potential declines with the age of progenitor cells and is linked to altered levels of senescence markers. The purpose of this study was to test whether senescence marker p16 affects age-related tenogenic differentiation in tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSPCs). Young and aged TSPCs were isolated from young/healthy and aged/degenerated human Achilles tendons, respectively. Cellular aging and capacity for tenogenic differentiation were examined. The results showed that the tenogenic differentiation capacity of TSPCs significantly decreases with advancing age...
September 27, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036465/hnrnpm-guides-an-alternative-splicing-program-in-response-to-inhibition-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-in-ewing-sarcoma-cells
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Ilaria Passacantilli, Paola Frisone, Elisa De Paola, Marco Fidaleo, Maria Paola Paronetto
Ewing sarcomas (ES) are biologically aggressive tumors of bone and soft tissues for which no cure is currently available. Most ES patients do not respond to chemotherapeutic treatments or acquire resistance. Since the PI3K/AKT/mTOR axis is often deregulated in ES, its inhibition offers therapeutic perspective for these aggressive tumors. Herein, by using splicing sensitive arrays, we have uncovered an extensive splicing program activated upon inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway by BEZ235. Bioinformatics analyses identified hnRNPM as a key factor in this response...
October 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036449/resveratrol-attenuates-bone-cancer-pain-through-regulating-the-expression-levels-of-asic3-and-activating-cell-autophagy
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Haili Zhu, Jieqiong Ding, J Wu, Tingting Liu, Jing Liang, Qiong Tang, Ming Jiao
Bone cancer pain (BCP) is one of the most common pains in patients with malignant cancers. The mechanism underlying BCP is largely unknown. Our previous studies and the increasing evidence both have shown that acid-sensing ion channels 3 (ASIC3) is an important protein in the pathological pain state in some pain models. We hypothesized that the expression change of ASIC3 might be one of the factors related to BCP. In this study, we established the BCP model through intrathecally injecting rat mammary gland carcinoma cells (MRMT-1) into the left tibia of Sprague-Dawley female rats, and found that the BCP rats showed bone destruction, increased mechanical pain sensitivities and up-regulated ASIC3 protein expression levels in L4-L6 dorsal root ganglion...
October 3, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036441/the-role-of-the-er-stress-response-protein-perk-in-rhodopsin-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Dimitra Athanasiou, Monica Aguila, James Bellingham, Naheed Kanuga, Peter Adamson, Michael E Cheetham
Mutations in rhodopsin, the light sensitive protein of rod cells, are the most common cause of dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a type of inherited blindness caused by the dysfunction and death of photoreceptor cells. The P23H mutation, the most frequent single cause of RP in the USA, causes rhodopsin misfolding and induction of the unfolded protein response (UPR), an adaptive ER stress response and signalling network that aims to enhance the folding and degradation of misfolded proteins to restore proteostasis...
September 27, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036401/the-all-rounder-sodalis-a-new-bacteriome-associated-endosymbiont-of-the-lygaeoid-bug-henestaris-halophilus-heteroptera-henestarinae-and-a-critical-examination-of-its-evolution
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Diego Santos-Garcia, Francisco J Silva, Shai Morin, Konrad Dettner, Stefan Martin Kuechler
Hemipteran insects are well-known in their ability to establish symbiotic relationships with bacteria. Among them, heteropteran insects present an array of symbiotic systems, ranging from the most common gut crypt symbiosis to the more restricted bacteriome-associated endosymbiosis, which have only been detected in members of the superfamily Lygaeoidea and the family Cimicidae so far. Genomic data of heteropteran endosymbionts are scarce and have merely been analyzed from the Wolbachia endosymbiont in bed bug and a few gut crypt-associated symbionts in pentatomoid bugs...
September 25, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036275/porcupine-dependent-wnt-activity-within-the-uterine-epithelium-is-essential-for-fertility
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Omar Farah, Steffen Biechele, Janet Rossant, Daniel Dufort
The secretion of mammalian Wnt ligands within the cell is dependent on the activity of Porcupine, a gene located on the X-chromosome that encodes for a membrane bound o-acyl transferase. Here, we report that post-natal ablation of Porcupine in the uterine luminal epithelium alone results in the decrease in endometrial gland number. Despite having uterine glands, mutant females are completely infertile. Epithelial ablation of Porcupine causes defects in timely apposition of the lumen, along with failure to respond to artificial decidual induction...
October 4, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036263/effects-of-12c6-heavy-ion-beam-irradiation-on-the-p53-signaling-pathway-in-hepg2-liver-cancer-cells
#15
Kai Liu, Xinke Zhao, Jing Gu, Jianjun Wu, Hong Zhang, Yingdong Li
The heavy ion beam is considered to be the ideal source for radiotherapy. The p53 tumor suppressor gene senses DNA damage and transducts intracellular apoptosis signals. Previous reports showed that the heavy ion beam can trigger complex forms of damage to cellular DNA, leading to cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of HepG2 human liver cancer cells; however, the mechanisms remains unclear fully. In order to explore whether the intrinsic or extrinsic pathway participates this process, HepG2 cells were treated with 12C6+ HIB irradiation at doses of 0 (control), 1, 2, 4, and 6 Gy with various methods employed to understand relevant mechanisms, such as detection of apoptosis, cell cycle, and Fas expression by flow cytometry, analysis of apoptotic morphology by electron microscopy and laser scanning confocal microscopy, and screening differentially expressed genes relating to p53 signaling pathway by PCR-array assay following with any genes confirmed by western blot analysis...
September 23, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036205/characterization-of-micrornas-of-beta-macrocarpa-and-their-responses-to-beet-necrotic-yellow-vein-virus-infection
#16
Jun-Ying Liu, Hui-Yan Fan, Ying Wang, Yong-Liang Zhang, Da-Wei Li, Jia-Lin Yu, Cheng-Gui Han
Plant microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding RNAs that play important roles in plant development, defense, and symptom development. Here, 547 known miRNAs representing 129 miRNA families, and 282 potential novel miRNAs were identified in Beta macrocarpa using small RNA deep sequencing. A phylogenetic analysis was performed, and 8 Beta lineage-specific miRNAs were identified. Through a differential expression analysis, miRNAs associated with Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) infection were identified and confirmed using a microarray analysis and stem-loop RT-qPCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036019/targeting-the-interleukin-4-and-interleukin-13-pathways-in-severe-asthma-current-knowledge-and-future-needs
#17
Amit D Parulekar, Christina C Kao, Zuzana Diamant, Nicola A Hanania
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe asthma is a heterogeneous disease that can be classified into phenotypes and endotypes based upon clinical or biological characteristics. Interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13 play a key role in type 2 (T2) asthma. This article reviews the signaling pathway of IL-4 and IL-13 and highlights its targeted therapy in severe asthma. RECENT FINDINGS: Several clinical trials of biologics targeting the IL-4/IL-13 pathway have recently been completed. In patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma, targeting IL-13 alone with biologics including lebrikizumab and tralokinumab has not shown consistent reduction in asthma exacerbations...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035972/hyperammonemia-and-proteostasis-in-cirrhosis
#18
Srinivasan Dasarathy, Maria Hatzoglou
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skeletal muscle loss or sarcopenia is a frequent complication of cirrhosis that adversely affects clinical outcomes. As skeletal muscle is the largest store of proteins in the body, proteostasis or protein homeostasis is required for maintenance of muscle mass. This review will focus on disordered skeletal muscle proteostasis in liver disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Increased skeletal muscle uptake of ammonia initiates responses that result in disordered proteostasis including impaired protein synthesis and increased autophagy...
October 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035920/the-antidepressant-like-effects-of-sinomenine-in-mice-a-behavioral-and-neurobiological-characterization
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Xiuqin Li, Chao Liu, Bo Jiang, Kai Chen, Wenjuan Li, Hongze Wang
Sinomenine is a bioactive alkaloid extracted from Sinomenium acutum. Here, we investigated the antidepressant effects of sinomenine in mice. The antidepressant actions of sinomenine were first examined in the forced-swim test and the tail-suspension test, and then assessed in the chronic social defeat stress (CSDS) model of depression. Changes in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) signaling pathway after CSDS and sinomenine treatment were also investigated. A tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor and a BDNF signaling inhibitor were also used to determine the pharmacological mechanisms of sinomenine...
October 13, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035891/inhibiting-ros-tfeb-dependent-autophagy-enhances-salidroside-induced-apoptosis-in-human-chondrosarcoma-cells
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Wei Zeng, Tao Xiao, Anlie Cai, Weiliang Cai, Huanhuan Liu, Jingling Liu, Jie Li, Miduo Tan, Li Xie, Ying Liu, Xiangcheng Yang, Yi Long
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Autophagy modulation has been considered a potential therapeutic strategy for human chondrosarcoma, and a previous study indicated that salidroside exhibits significant anti-carcinogenic activity. However, the ability of salidroside to induce autophagy and its role in human chondrosarcoma cell death remains unclear. METHODS: We exposed SW1353 cells to different concentrations of salidroside (0.5, 1 and 2 mM) for 24 h. RT-PCR, Western-blotting, Immunocytofluorescence, and Luciferase Reporter Assays were used to evaluate whether salidroside activated the TFEB-dependent autophagy...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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