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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714013/glioblastoma-entities-express-subtle-differences-in-molecular-composition-and-response-to-treatment
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Joana Balça-Silva, Diana Matias, Anália Do Carmo, Luiz Gustavo Dubois, Ana Cristina Gonçalves, Henrique Girão, Nathalie Henriques Silva Canedo, Ana Helena Correia, Jorge Marcondes De Souza, Ana Bela Sarmento-Ribeiro, Maria Celeste Lopes, Vivaldo Moura-Neto
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a grade IV astrocytoma. GBM patients show resistance to chemotherapy such as temozolomide (TMZ), the gold standard treatment. In order to simulate the molecular mechanisms behind the different chemotherapeutic responses in GBM patients we compared the cellular heterogeneity and chemotherapeutic resistance mechanisms in different GBM cell lines. We isolated and characterized a human GBM cell line obtained from a GBM patient, named GBM11. We studied the GBM11 behaviour when treated with Tamoxifen (TMX) that, among other functions, is a protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, alone and in combination with TMZ in comparison with the responses of U87 and U118 human GBM cell lines...
July 7, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713268/sitagliptin-an-anti-diabetic-drug-suppresses-estrogen-deficiency-induced-osteoporosisin-vivo-and-inhibits-rankl-induced-osteoclast-formation-and-bone-resorption-in-vitro
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Chuandong Wang, Fei Xiao, Xinhua Qu, Zanjing Zhai, Guoli Hu, Xiaodong Chen, Xiaoling Zhang
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a disease characterized by excessive osteoclastic bone resorption. Some anti-diabetic drugs were demonstrated for anti-osteoclastic bone-loss effects. The present study investigated the skeletal effects of chronic administration of sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV) inhibitor that is increasingly used for type 2 diabetes treatments, in an estrogen deficiency-induced osteoporosis and elucidated the associated mechanisms. This study indicated that sitagliptin effectively prevented ovariectomy-induced bone loss and reduced osteoclast numbers in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711870/symmetrical-retrograde-actin-flow-in-the-actin-fusion-structure-is-involved-in-osteoclast-fusion
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Jiro Takito, Hirotada Otsuka, Satoshi Inoue, Tsubasa Kawashima, Masanori Nakamura
The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of the zipper-like structure (ZLS), a podosome-related structure that transiently appears at the cell contact zone, in osteoclast fusion. Live-cell imaging of osteoclasts derived from RAW264.7 cells transfected with EGFP-actin revealed consistent symmetrical retrograde actin flow in the ZLS, but not in the podosome cluster, the podosome ring or the podosome belt. Confocal imaging showed that the distributions of F-actin, vinculin, paxillin and zyxin in the ZLS were different from those in the podosome belt...
July 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711162/actin-cytoskeleton-stiffness-grades-metastatic-potential-of-ovarian-carcinoma-hey-a8-cells-via-nanoindentation-mapping
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Z L Zhou, X X Sun, J Ma, M H Tong, S K Y To, A S T Wong, A H W Ngan
Recent studies have indicated that the nanoindentation measured stiffness of carcinoma adherent cells is in general lower than normal cells, thus suggesting that cell stiffness may serve as a bio-marker for carcinoma. However, the proper establishment of such a conclusion would require biophysical understanding of the underlying mechanism of the cell stiffness. In this work, we compared the elastic moduli of the actin cytoskeletons of Hey A8 ovarian carcinoma cells with and without metastasis (HM and NM), as measured by 2D atomic force microscopy (AFM) with low-depth nanoindentation via a rate-jump method...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710397/brain-specific-lamellipodin-knockout-results-in-hyperactivity-and-increased-anxiety-of-mice
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Cristian Bodo, Cathy Fernandes, Matthias Krause
Lamellipodin (Lpd) functions as an important signalling integrator downstream of growth factor and axon guidance receptors. Mechanistically, Lpd promotes actin polymerization by interacting with F-actin and the actin effectors Ena/VASP proteins and the SCAR/WAVE complex. Thereby, Lpd supports lamellipodia protrusion, cell migration and endocytosis. In the mammalian central nervous system, Lpd contributes to neuronal morphogenesis, neuronal migration during development and its C. elegans orthologue MIG-10 also supports synaptogenesis...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710284/the-neuronal-protein-neurexin-directly-interacts-with-the-scribble-pix-complex-to-stimulate-f-actin-assembly-for-synaptic-vesicle-clustering
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Menglong Rui, Jinjun Qian, Lijuan Liu, Yihan Cai, Huihui Lv, Junhai Han, Zhengping Jia, Wei Xie
Synaptic vesicles (SVs) form distinct pools at synaptic terminals, and this well-regulated separation is necessary for normal neuro-transmission. However, how SV cluster in particular synaptic compartments to maintain normal neurotransmitter release remains a mystery. The presynaptic protein Neurexin (NRX) plays a significant role in synaptic architecture and function, and some evidences suggest that NRX is associated with neurological disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. However, the role of NRX in SV clustering is unclear...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710093/the-ciliary-membrane-associated-proteome-reveals-actin-binding-proteins-as-key-components-of-cilia
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Priyanka Kohli, Martin Höhne, Christian Jüngst, Sabine Bertsch, Lena K Ebert, Astrid C Schauss, Thomas Benzing, Markus M Rinschen, Bernhard Schermer
Primary cilia are sensory, antennae-like organelles present on the surface of many cell types. They have been involved in a variety of diseases collectively termed ciliopathies. As cilia are essential regulators of cell signaling, the composition of the ciliary membrane needs to be strictly regulated. To understand regulatory processes at the ciliary membrane, we report the targeting of a genetically engineered enzyme specifically to the ciliary membrane to allow biotinylation and identification of the membrane-associated proteome...
July 14, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708512/insulin-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-oocyte-maturation-has-an-impact-on-development-mitochondria-and-cytoskeleton-in-bovine-day-8-blastocysts
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Denise Laskowski, Renée Båge, Patrice Humblot, Göran Andersson, Marc-André Sirard, Ylva Sjunnesson
Insulin is a key metabolic hormone that controls energy homeostasis in the body, including playing a specific role in regulating reproductive functions. Conditions associated with hyperinsulinemia can lower developmental rates in bovine in vitro embryo production and are linked to decreased fertility in humans, as in cases of obesity or type 2 diabetes. Embryo quality is important for fertility outcome and it can be assessed by choosing scoring standards for various characteristics, such as developmental stage, quality grade, cell number, mitochondrial pattern or actin cytoskeleton structure...
June 13, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704726/bnip3-induction-by-hypoxia-stimulates-fasn-dependent-free-fatty-acid-production-enhancing-therapeutic-potential-of-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Hyun Jik Lee, Young Hyun Jung, Gee Euhn Choi, So Hee Ko, Sei-Jung Lee, Sang Hun Lee, Ho Jae Han
Mitophagy under hypoxia is an important factor for maintaining and regulating stem cell functions. We previously demonstrated that fatty acid synthase (FASN) induced by hypoxia is a critical lipid metabolic factor determining the therapeutic efficacy of umbilical cord blood-derived human mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-hMSCs). Therefore, we investigated the mechanism of a major mitophagy regulator controlling lipid metabolism and therapeutic potential of UCB-hMSCs. This study revealed that Bcl2/adenovirus E1B 19kDa protein-interacting protein 3 (BNIP3)-dependent mitophagy is important for reducing mitochondrial reactive oxygen species accumulation, anti-apoptosis, and migration under hypoxia...
July 4, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704177/morphology-and-contractile-gene-expression-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-response-to-short-term-cyclic-uniaxial-strain-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Neda Rashidi, Mohammad Tafazzoli-Shadpour, Nooshin Haghighipour, Mohammad-Mehdi Khani
Previous studies have shown smooth muscle induction in adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) caused by long-term cyclic stretch. Here we examined the capability of the short-term straining with time steps of 4, 8, 16 and 24 h alone or combined with TGF-β1 on smooth muscle induction of rabbit ASCs. Alterations in cell morphology were quantified through the cell shape index and orientation angle, and expression levels of α-SMA, SM22-α, h-caldesmon and calponin3 markers were examined using the real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
July 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701771/myosin-1b-and-f-actin-are-involved-in-the-control-of-secretory-granule-biogenesis
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Charlène Delestre-Delacour, Ophélie Carmon, Fanny Laguerre, Catherine Estay-Ahumada, Maïté Courel, Salah Elias, Lydie Jeandel, Margarita Villar Rayo, Juan R Peinado, Lucie Sengmanivong, Stéphane Gasman, Evelyne Coudrier, Youssef Anouar, Maité Montero-Hadjadje
Hormone secretion relies on secretory granules which store hormones in endocrine cells and release them upon cell stimulation. The molecular events leading to hormone sorting and secretory granule formation at the level of the TGN are still elusive. Our proteomic analysis of purified whole secretory granules or secretory granule membranes uncovered their association with the actomyosin components myosin 1b, actin and the actin nucleation complex Arp2/3. We found that myosin 1b controls the formation of secretory granules and the associated regulated secretion in both neuroendocrine cells and chromogranin A-expressing COS7 cells used as a simplified model of induced secretion...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701424/more-than-a-mere-supply-of-monomers-g-actin-pools-regulate-actin-dynamics-in-dendritic-spines
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Katalin Schlett
Synaptic activity reshapes the morphology of dendritic spines via regulating F-actin arborization. In this issue, Lei et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201612042) reports a novel, G-actin-dependent regulation of actin polymerization within spine heads. They show that actin monomer levels are elevated in spines upon activity, with G-actin immobilized by the local enrichment of phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-triphosphate (PIP3) within the spine plasma membrane.
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697804/ang-ii-at2r-increases-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-by-signaling-through-the-fak-and-rhoa-cdc42-pathways-in-vitro
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Xiu-Ping Xu, Hong-Li He, Shu-Ling Hu, Ji-Bin Han, Li-Li Huang, Jing-Yuan Xu, Jian-Feng Xie, Ai-Ran Liu, Yi Yang, Hai-Bo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) migrate via the bloodstream to sites of injury and are possibly attracted by inflammatory factors. As a proinflammatory mediator, angiotensin II (Ang II) reportedly enhances the migration of various cell types by signaling via the Ang II receptor in vitro. However, few studies have focused on the effects of Ang II on MSC migration and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Human bone marrow MSCs migration was measured using wound healing and Boyden chamber migration assays after treatments with different concentrations of Ang II, an AT1R antagonist (Losartan), and/or an AT2R antagonist (PD-123319)...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694070/the-roles-of-actin-binding-domains-1-and-2-in-the-calcium-dependent-regulation-of-actin-filament-bundling-by-human-plastins
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Christopher L Schwebach, Richa Agrawal, Steffen Lindert, Elena Kudryashova, Dmitri S Kudryashov
The actin cytoskeleton is a complex network controlled by a vast array of intricately regulated actin binding proteins. Human plastins (PLS1, 2, and 3) are evolutionary conserved proteins that non-covalently crosslink actin filaments into tight bundles. Through stabilization of such bundles, plastins contribute, in an isoform-specific manner, to the formation of kidney and intestinal microvilli, inner ear stereocilia, immune synapses, endocytic patches, adhesion contacts, and invadosomes of immune and cancer cells...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693312/in-vitro-treatment-of-lipopolysaccharide-increases-the-invasion-of-pasteurella-multocida-serotype-b-2-into-bovine-aortic-endothelial-cell
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Sengkar Yap, Zunita Zakaria, Siti Sarah Othman, Abdul Rahman Omar
Pasteurella multocida serotype B:2 causes haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) in cattle and buffaloes. The invasion mechanism of the bacterium to invade the bloodstream is unclear. This study aims to characterize the effects of immunomodulatory molecules, namely dexamethasone and lipopolysaccharide treatments, on the invasion efficiency of P. multocida serotype B:2 towards bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs) and the involvement of actin microfilament in the invasion mechanism. The results imply that treatment of BAECs with lipopolysaccharide at 100 ng/mL for 24 h significantly increases the intracellular bacteria number per cell (P<0...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693306/tannic-acid-mediated-immune-activation-attenuates-brucella-abortus-infection-in-mice
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Alisha Wehdnesday Bernardo Reyes, Huynh Tan Hop, Lauren Togonon Arayan, Tran Xuan Ngoc Huy, Wongi Min, Hu Jang Lee, Hong Hee Chang, Suk Kim
Brucellosis is an emerging infectious disease affecting humans and animals. In this study, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo effects of tannic acid (TA) against Brucella (B.) abortus infection. Reduced F-actin polymerization and MAPKs (ERK 1/2 and p38α) phosphorylation were observed in TA-treated cells as compared with control cells after infection. The mice were infected via intraperitoneal route and were orally given with TA or PBS for 14 days. The weights of the spleens from TA-treated and control mice were not different, however the splenic proliferation of B...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692057/the-interactome-of-metabolic-enzyme-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-reveals-novel-roles-in-tumor-cell-migration-and-invadopodia-mmp14-mediated-invasion
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M Swayampakula, P C McDonald, M Vallejo, E Coyaud, S C Chafe, A Westerback, G Venkateswaran, J Shankar, G Gao, E M N Laurent, Y Lou, K L Bennewith, C T Supuran, I R Nabi, B Raught, S Dedhar
Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a hypoxia inducible factor 1-induced, cell surface pH regulating enzyme with an established role in tumor progression and clinical outcome. However, the molecular basis of CAIX-mediated tumor progression remains unclear. Here, we have utilized proximity dependent biotinylation (BioID) to map the CAIX 'interactome' in breast cancer cells in order to identify physiologically relevant CAIX-associating proteins with potential roles in tumor progression. High confidence proteins identified include metabolic transporters, β1 integrins, integrin-associated protein CD98hc and matrix metalloprotease 14 (MMP14)...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690845/diagnostic-autoantibodies-for-autoimmune-liver-diseases
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Ban-Hock Toh
Autoimmune liver diseases are conditions of low prevalence that comprise the triad of autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis (cirrhosis) and primary sclerosing cholangitis and their poorly characterised overlapping syndromes. Diagnostic autoantibodies are associated with autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis but not with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Autoantibodies are useful disease markers that facilitate early diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis and allow for therapeutic intervention to prevent progression to liver cirrhosis and associated complications...
May 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689759/amplification-of-f-actin-disassembly-and-cellular-repulsion-by-growth-factor-signaling
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Jimok Yoon, Sang Bum Kim, Giasuddin Ahmed, Jerry W Shay, Jonathan R Terman
Extracellular cues that regulate cellular shape, motility, and navigation are generally classified as growth promoting (i.e., growth factors/chemoattractants and attractive guidance cues) or growth preventing (i.e., repellents and inhibitors). Yet, these designations are often based on complex assays and undefined signaling pathways and thus may misrepresent direct roles of specific cues. Here, we find that a recognized growth-promoting signaling pathway amplifies the F-actin disassembly and repulsive effects of a growth-preventing pathway...
July 3, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687476/actin-nanobodies-uncover-the-mystery-of-actin-filament-dynamics-in-toxoplasma-gondii
#20
Isabelle Tardieux
While the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma relies on a divergent actomyosin motor to support unique speeds in directional movement, the dynamics and architecture of parasite actin filaments remain a much-discussed issue. Using actin chromobodies, Periz et al. started to unveil how networks of dynamic F-actin connect Toxoplasma progeny and expand in the replicative vacuole.
July 4, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
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