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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230336/the-endothelial-border-to-health-mechanistic-evidence-of-the-hyperglycemic-culprit-of-inflammatory-disease-acceleration
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REVIEW
Nina Waerling Hansen, Anker Jon Hansen, Anette Sams
The endothelial cell (EC) layer constitutes a barrier that controls movements of fluid, solutes and cells between blood and tissue. Further, the endothelial layer regulates vascular tone and directs local humoral and cellular inflammatory processes. The strategic position makes it an important player for maintenance of health and for development of a number of diseases. Endothelial dysfunction is known to be an important component of type 2 diabetes, but is also assumed to be involved in many other diseases, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases...
March 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229921/protective-effect-of-a-polysaccharide-from-anoectochilus-roxburghii-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#2
Biyu Zeng, Minghua Su, Qingxi Chen, Qiang Chang, Wei Wang, Huihua Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl. is traditionally used for the treatment of various types of chronic and acute hepatitis in China. Considering that Anoectochilus roxburghii polysaccharide (ARPT) is the main constituent of Anoectochilus roxburghii, the present study was designed to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of ARPT and its possible mechanism in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hepatoprotective activity of ARPT (150, 300 and 500 mg/kg) were investigated on CCl4-induced acute liver damage in mice...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229177/advanced-glycation-end-product-3-age3-increases-apoptosis-and-the-expression-of-sclerostin-by-stimulating-tgf-%C3%AE-expression-and-secretion-in-osteocyte-like-mlo-y4-a2-cells
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Masakazu Notsu, Ippei Kanazawa, Ayumu Takeno, Maki Yokomoto-Umakoshi, Ken-Ichiro Tanaka, Toru Yamaguchi, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) cause bone fragility due to deterioration in bone quality. We previously reported that AGE3 induced apoptosis and inhibited differentiation via increased transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling in osteoblastic cells. Additionally, we demonstrated that AGE3 increased apoptosis and sclerostin expression and decreased receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) expression in osteocyte-like cells. However, it remains unclear whether TGF-β signaling is involved in the effects of AGEs on apoptosis and the expression of sclerostin and RANKL in osteocytes...
February 22, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228611/anti-diabetic-action-of-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-the-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gprc5c-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Stefan Amisten, Israa Mohammad Al-Amily, Arvind Soni, Ross Hawkes, Patricio Atanes, Shanta Jean Persaud, Patrik Rorsman, Albert Salehi
Pancreatic islets express high levels of the orphan G-protein coupled receptor C5C (GPRC5C), the function of which remains to be established. Here we have examined the role of GPRC5C in the regulation of insulin secretion and β-cell survival and proliferation using human and mouse pancreatic islets. The expression of GPRC5C was analysed by RNA-sequencing, qPCR, western blotting and confocal microscopy. Insulin secretion and cell viability were determined by RIA and MTS assays, respectively. GPRC5C mRNA expression and protein level were reduced in the islets from type-2 diabetic donors...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224726/a%C3%A4-rway-and-sleep-d%C3%A4-sorders-%C3%A4-n-pat%C3%A4-ents-w%C3%A4-th-acromegaly
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Onur Turan, Barış Akıncı, Ahmet Omer Ikız, Oya Itıl, Ibrahim Oztura, Emel Ada, Bahri Akdenız, Serkan Yener, Murat Kaya, Arzu Gedık, Abdurrahman Comlekcı
INTRODUCTION-OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is a multisystemic disorder caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH). Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) such as sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) may occur in acromegaly. The aim of study was to assess the presence of sleep disorders and evaluate the systemic complications on respiratory, cardiovascular and upper airway systems in acromegalic patients. METHODS: The study group consisted of 30 acromegaly outpatients. GH and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) measurements were obtained; body pletysmography, arterial blood gas analysis,tissue-doppler imaging,echocardiography,polysomnography,otorhinolaryngologic examination and head-neck computed tomography were performed...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223859/histatin-peptides-pharmacological-functions-and-their-applications-in-dentistry
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REVIEW
Zohaib Khurshid, Shariq Najeeb, Maria Mali, Syed Faraz Moin, Syed Qasim Raza, Sana Zohaib, Farshid Sefat, Muhammad Sohail Zafar
There are many human oral antimicrobial peptides responsible for playing important roles including maintenance, repairing of oral tissues (hard or soft) and defense against oral microbes. In this review we have highlighted the biochemistry, physiology and proteomics of human oral histatin peptides, secreted from parotid and submandibular salivary glands in human. The significance of these peptides includes capability for ionic binding that can kill fungal Candida albicans. They have histidine rich amino acid sequences (7-12 family members; corresponding to residues 12-24, 13-24, 12-25, 13-25, 5-11, and 5-12, respectively) for Histatin-3...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223462/fallacy-of-the-unique-genome-sequence-diversity-within-single-helicobacter-pylori-strains
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Jenny L Draper, Lori M Hansen, David L Bernick, Samar Abedrabbo, Jason G Underwood, Nguyet Kong, Bihua C Huang, Allison M Weis, Bart C Weimer, Arnoud H M van Vliet, Nader Pourmand, Jay V Solnick, Kevin Karplus, Karen M Ottemann
Many bacterial genomes are highly variable but nonetheless are typically published as a single assembled genome. Experiments tracking bacterial genome evolution have not looked at the variation present at a given point in time. Here, we analyzed the mouse-passaged Helicobacter pylori strain SS1 and its parent PMSS1 to assess intra- and intergenomic variability. Using high sequence coverage depth and experimental validation, we detected extensive genome plasticity within these H. pylori isolates, including movement of the transposable element IS607, large and small inversions, multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms, and variation in cagA copy number...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223169/igf1-igf1r-stat3-signaling-inducible-ifitm2-promotes-gastric-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
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Li Xu, Rui Zhou, Lezhong Yuan, Shiqing Wang, Xiaoyin Li, Huanrong Ma, Minyu Zhou, Changqie Pan, Jingwen Zhang, Na Huang, Min Shi, Jianping Bin, Yulin Liao, Wangjun Liao
Interferon-induced transmembrane proteins (IFITMs) are expressed in some types of cancer. However, their precise roles in tumor progression remain unclear. The present study investigated the function of IFITM2 in gastric cancer (GC) progression. A retrospective analysis of a public database and 167 GC patients revealed that IFITM2 expression was upregulated in gastric tumor samples, which was positively correlated with disease progression, more frequent postoperative recurrence, and higher mortality rate. IFITM2 knockdown decreased GC cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in vitro...
February 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222797/melanoma-antigen-specific-effector-t-cell-cytokine-secretion-patterns-in-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab
#9
Yana G Najjar, Fei Ding, Yan Lin, Robert VanderWeele, Lisa H Butterfield, Ahmad A Tarhini
BACKGROUND: In a previously reported study, patients with regionally advanced melanoma were treated with neoadjuvant ipilimumab (ipi) (Tarhini in PLoS ONE 9(2): e87705, 3). Significant changes in circulating myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC), regulatory T cells (Treg) and peptide specific type I CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells were noted at week 6 that correlated with clinical outcome. Characterization of antigen-specific effector T cell secreted cytokines may shed insights into ipi associated T cell activation and function...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219131/-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-extracellular-matrix-secretion-of-fibroblast-of-urethral-scars
#10
Y Wu, L M Ma, B Cai, H L Li, Q W Xing
Objective: To study the effect and its mechanism of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 7 (rhBMP-7) on urethral keloid fibroblast. Methods: Urethral fibroblasts were extracted and cultured, and the fourth-generation fibroblasts were used for experiment. Urethral fibroblasts were treated with rhBMP-7. Proliferation rate was detected by CCK-8 method. RT-PCR was applied to test changes of mRNA in α smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and type Ⅰ collagen protein (COL-1) of each group. Western blot was used to measure α-SMA protein expression and the effect of rhBMP-7 on signaling pathway of urethral keloid fibroblasts...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218576/microbe-profile-escherichia-coli-o157%C3%A2-%C3%A2-h7-notorious-relative-of-the-microbiologist-s-workhorse
#11
David L Gally, Mark P Stevens
of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 pathogenesis using basic symbols. The right-hand illustration shows enterohaemorrhagic E. coli interactions with an epithelial cell.Escherichia coli O157 : H7 is a zoonotic diarrhoeal pathogen of worldwide importance. It belongs to a subset of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli that can form attaching and effacing lesions on intestinal epithelia via the action of a type 3 secretion system that injects bacterial effectors into enterocytes. Infections in humans often arise from contaminated food or direct environmental exposure and can involve life-threatening Shiga toxin-dependent sequelae...
January 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217744/effect-of-tcdr-mutation-on-sporulation-in-the-epidemic-clostridium-difficile-strain-r20291
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Brintha P Girinathan, Marc Monot, Daniel Boyle, Kathleen N McAllister, Joseph A Sorg, Bruno Dupuy, Revathi Govind
Clostridium difficile is an important nosocomial pathogen and the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. Antibiotic use is the primary risk factor for the development of C. difficile-associated disease because it disrupts normally protective gut flora and enables C. difficile to colonize the colon. C. difficile damages host tissue by secreting toxins and disseminates by forming spores. The toxin-encoding genes, tcdA and tcdB, are part of a pathogenicity locus, which also includes the tcdR gene that codes for TcdR, an alternate sigma factor that initiates transcription of tcdA and tcdB genes...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217097/feedback-activation-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-skin-fibroblasts
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Xu Wang, Yuting Zhu, Congcong Sun, Tao Wang, Yingjie Shen, Wanhui Cai, Jia Sun, Lisha Chi, Haijun Wang, Na Song, Chao Niu, Jiayi Shen, Weitao Cong, Zhongxin Zhu, Yuanhu Xuan, Xiaokun Li, Litai Jin
Skin wound healing is a complex process requiring the coordinated behavior of many cell types, especially in the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a member of the FGF family that promotes fibroblast migration, but the underlying molecular mechanism remains elusive. The present RNA sequencing study showed that the expression levels of several canonical Wnt pathway genes, including Wnt2b, Wnt3, Wnt11, T-cell factor 7 (TCF7), and Frizzled 8 (FZD8) were modified by bFGF stimulation in fibroblasts...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216543/circulating-mesencephalic-astrocyte-derived-neurotrophic-factor-is-increased-in-newly-diagnosed-prediabetic-and-diabetic-patients-and-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance
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Tong Wu, Fang Zhang, Qiu Yang, Yuwei Zhang, Qinhui Liu, Wei Jiang, Hongyi Cao, Daigang Li, Shugui Xie, Nanwei Tong, Jinhan He
Evidence has shown that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress was involved in the progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and development of insulin resistance. Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) is a novel secreted protein upregulated by ER stress. This study aimed to assess serum level of MANF in normal glucose tolerance (NGT) participants and newly diagnosed prediabetic and T2DM patients. A total of 257 participants with NGT, newly diagnosed prediabetes or T2DM were recruited from Yinchao and Hangtian communities of Chengdu, Sichuan, China...
February 17, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216041/structure-of-a-type-1-secretion-system-abc-transporter
#15
Jacob L W Morgan, Justin F Acheson, Jochen Zimmer
Type-1 secretion systems (T1SSs) represent a widespread mode of protein secretion across the cell envelope in Gram-negative bacteria. The T1SS is composed of an inner-membrane ABC transporter, a periplasmic membrane-fusion protein, and an outer-membrane porin. These three components assemble into a complex spanning both membranes and providing a conduit for the translocation of unfolded polypeptides. We show that ATP hydrolysis and assembly of the entire T1SS complex is necessary for protein secretion. Furthermore, we present a 3...
February 15, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215845/converting-adult-pancreatic-islet-%C3%AE-cells-into-%C3%AE-cells-by-targeting-both-dnmt1-and-arx
#16
Harini Chakravarthy, Xueying Gu, Martin Enge, Xiaoqing Dai, Yong Wang, Nicolas Damond, Carolina Downie, Kathy Liu, Jing Wang, Yuan Xing, Simona Chera, Fabrizio Thorel, Stephen Quake, Jose Oberholzer, Patrick E MacDonald, Pedro L Herrera, Seung K Kim
Insulin-producing pancreatic β cells in mice can slowly regenerate from glucagon-producing α cells in settings like β cell loss, but the basis of this conversion is unknown. Moreover, it remains unclear if this intra-islet cell conversion is relevant to diseases like type 1 diabetes (T1D). We show that the α cell regulators Aristaless-related homeobox (Arx) and DNA methyltransferase 1 (Dnmt1) maintain α cell identity in mice. Within 3 months of Dnmt1 and Arx loss, lineage tracing and single-cell RNA sequencing revealed extensive α cell conversion into progeny resembling native β cells...
February 12, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215418/immunomodulatory-hemolytic-properties-and-cytotoxic-activity-potent-of-triterpenoid-saponins-from-cephalaria-balansae
#17
Hilal Top, Nazli Boke Sarikahya, Ayse Nalbantsoy, Suheyla Kirmizigul
Phytochemical investigations on n-butanol extract of Cephalaria balansae Raus. (Caprifoliaceae) led to the isolation of four previously undescribed triterpenoid saponins based on hederagenin type aglycone, namely, balansoides A-D, along with ten known compounds. Their structures were proposed based on 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data, HRESIMS analysis and chemical evidence as 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl hederagenin, 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl hederagenin 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester, 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl hederagenin 28-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1 → 6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester and 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl hederagenin 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester...
February 16, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212382/de-novo-assembly-of-the-sea-trout-salmo-trutta-m-trutta-skin-transcriptome-to-identify-putative-genes-involved-in-the-immune-response-and-epidermal-mucus-secretion
#18
Magdalena Malachowicz, Roman Wenne, Artur Burzynski
In fish, the skin is a multifunctional organ and the first barrier against pathogens. Salmonids differ in their susceptibility to microorganisms due to varied skin morphology and gene expression patterns. The brown trout is a salmonid species with important commercial and ecological value in Europe. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the genes involved in the immune response and mucus secretion in the skin of this fish. Thus, we characterized the skin transcriptome of anadromous brown trout using next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211870/non-apoptotic-functions-of-caspases-in-myeloid-cell-differentiation
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REVIEW
Stéphanie Solier, Michaela Fontenay, William Vainchenker, Nathalie Droin, Eric Solary
Subtle caspase activation is associated with the differentiation of several myeloid lineages. A tightly orchestrated dance between caspase-3 activation and the chaperone HSP70 that migrates to the nucleus to protect the master regulator GATA-1 from cleavage transiently occurs in basophilic erythroblasts and may prepare nucleus and organelle expel that occurs at the terminal phase of erythroid differentiation. A spatially restricted activation of caspase-3 occurs in maturing megakaryocytes to promote proplatelet maturation and platelet shedding in the bloodstream...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205039/a-pooled-analysis-of-clinical-pharmacology-trials-investigating-the-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-characteristics-of-fast-acting-insulin-aspart-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Tim Heise, Thomas R Pieber, Thomas Danne, Lars Erichsen, Hanne Haahr
BACKGROUND: Fast-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart) is insulin aspart (IAsp) in a new formulation aiming to mimic the fast endogenous prandial insulin release more closely than currently available insulin products. In a post hoc analysis of pooled data from six clinical pharmacology trials, the pharmacological characteristics of faster aspart and IAsp were compared. METHODS: The analysis included 218 adult subjects with type 1 diabetes from six randomised, double-blind, crossover trials in the faster aspart clinical development programme...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
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