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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092693/pathogenic-streptococcus-strains-employ-novel-escape-strategy-to-inhibit-bacteriostatic-effect-mediated-by-mammalian-peptidoglycan-recognition-protein
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Jing Wang, Youjun Feng, Changjun Wang, Swaminath Srinivas, Chen Chen, Hui Liao, Elaine He, Shibo Jiang, Jiaqi Tang
Pathogenic streptococcal species are responsible for some of the most lethal and prevalent animal and human infections. Previous reports have identified a candidate pathogenicity island (PAI) in two highly virulent clinical isolates of Streptococcus suis type 2 (SS2), a causative agent of high-mortality streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). This PAI contains a Type-IVC secretion system C subgroup (Type-IVC secretion system) that is involved in the secretion of unknown pathogenic effectors that are responsible for STSS caused by highly virulent strains of SS2...
January 16, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073388/isolation-and-biological-and-molecular-characterization-of-neospora-caninum-nc-sp1-from-a-naturally-infected-adult-asymptomatic-cattle-bos-taurus-in-the-state-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Solange Oliveira, Rodrigo Martins Soares, Juliana Aizawa, Herbert Sousa Soares, Daniela Pontes Chiebao, Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Natália Quadros Bressa Silva, Solange Maria Gennari, Hilda Fátima Jesus Pena
The biological and genetic diversity of Neospora caninum is very limited because of availability of only a few viable isolates worldwide. This study describes the isolation and biological and molecular characterization of a new viable isolate of N. caninum (NC-SP1), from a cattle in Brazil. Approximately 400 g of brain from a naturally infected adult male cattle from an abattoir was fed to a 2-month-old dog. Neospora-like oocysts were observed on day 7 post-inoculation (PI) and the duration of oocyst shedding was 14 days...
January 11, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067314/the-transcription-factor-epas1-links-dock8-deficiency-to-atopic-skin-inflammation-via-il-31-induction
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Kazuhiko Yamamura, Takehito Uruno, Akira Shiraishi, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Miho Ushijima, Takeshi Nakahara, Mayuki Watanabe, Makiko Kido-Nakahara, Ikuya Tsuge, Masutaka Furue, Yoshinori Fukui
Mutations of DOCK8 in humans cause a combined immunodeficiency characterized by atopic dermatitis with high serum IgE levels. However, the molecular link between DOCK8 deficiency and atopic skin inflammation is unknown. Here we show that CD4(+) T cells from DOCK8-deficient mice produce large amounts of IL-31, a major pruritogen associated with atopic dermatitis. IL-31 induction critically depends on the transcription factor EPAS1, and its conditional deletion in CD4(+) T cells abrogates skin disease development in DOCK8-deficient mice...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066139/regulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-phenotype-by-cross-regulation-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors
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Jung Min Ha, Sung Ji Yun, Seo Yeon Jin, Hye Sun Lee, Sun Ja Kim, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Sun Sik Bae
Regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotype plays an essential role in many cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we provide evidence that krüppel-like factor 8 (KLF8) is essential for tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα)-induced phenotypic conversion of VSMC obtained from thoracic aorta from 4-week-old SD rats. Stimulation of the contractile phenotype of VSMCs with TNFα significantly reduced the VSMC marker gene expression and KLF8. The gene expression of KLF8 was blocked by TNFα stimulation in an ERK-dependent manner...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063927/deubiquitinase-usp12-promotes-lps-induced-macrophage-responses-through-inhibition-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE
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Tapan Kumar Singh Nayak, Neeraja P Alamuru-Yellapragada, Kishore V L Parsa
Post translational modifications, ubiquitination and its reversal by deubiquitination play an important role in regulating innate immune system. USP12 is a poorly studied deubiquitinase reported to regulate T-cell receptor signaling however the functional role of USP12 in macrophages, the principal architects of inflammation, is unknown. Thus, in this study we probed the involvement of USP12 in macrophage mediated inflammatory responses using bacterial endotoxin, LPS, as the model system. Here, we observed that the expression of USP12 was altered in time dependent manner in LPS stimulated RAW 264...
January 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056551/hepatitis-b-x-interacting-protein-promotes-cisplatin-resistance-and-regulates-cd147-via-sp1-in-ovarian-cancer
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Wei Zou, Xiangdong Ma, Hong Yang, Wei Hua, Biliang Chen, Guoqing Cai
Ovarian cancer is the highest mortality rate of all female reproductive malignancies. Drug resistance is a major cause of treatment failure in malignant tumors. Hepatitis B X-interacting protein acts as an oncoprotein, regulates cell proliferation, and migration in breast cancer. We aimed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of hepatitis B X-interacting protein on resistance to cisplatin in human ovarian cancer cell lines. The mRNA and protein levels of hepatitis B X-interacting protein were detected using RT-PCR and Western blotting in cisplatin-resistant and cisplatin-sensitive tissues, cisplatin-resistant cell lines A2780/CP and SKOV3/CP, and cisplatin-sensitive cell lines A2780 and SKOV3...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054006/western-blot-data-using-two-distinct-anti-o-glcnac-monoclonal-antibodies-showing-unique-glycosylation-status-on-cellular-proteins-under-2-deoxy-d-glucose-treatment
#7
Tetsuya Okuda
Protein modification by O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAcylation) is one of the post transcriptional modifications occurring on cellular proteins. This paper provides a data set relating to the O-GlcNAcylation of cellular proteins detected by RL2 and CTD110.6 antibodies, which are commonly used for detection of protein O-GlcNAcylation, in 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2DG)-treated human teratocarcinoma NCCIT cells in support of the research article entitled "A novel, promoter-based, target-specific assay identifies 2-deoxy-d-glucose as an inhibitor of globotriaosylceramide biosynthesis" (Okuda et al...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051843/enzyme-triggered-defined-protein-nanoarrays-efficient-light-harvesting-systems-to-mimic-chloroplasts
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Linlu Zhao, Haoyang Zou, Hao Zhang, Hongcheng Sun, Tingting Wang, Tiezheng Pan, Xiumei Li, Yushi Bai, Shanpeng Qiao, Quan Luo, Jiayun Xu, Chunxi Hou, Junqiu Liu
The elegance and efficiency by which chloroplasts harvest solar energy and conduct energy transfer have been a source of inspiration for chemists to mimic such process. However, precise manipulation to obtain orderly arranged antenna chromophores in constructing artificial chloroplast mimics was a great challenge, especially from the structural similarity and bioaffinity standpoints. Here we reported a design strategy that combined covalent and noncovalent interactions to prepare a protein-based light-harvesting system to mimic chloroplasts...
January 6, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030819/hyperhomocysteinemia-results-from-and-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-cyp450-metabolism-by-cyp2j2-dna-methylation
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Donghong Zhang, Jinli Lou, Xu Zhang, Lin Zhang, Fei Wang, Danfei Xu, Na Niu, Yidong Wang, Yue Wu, Wei Cui
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) can result from liver disease or dysfunction and further alters intracellular lipid metabolism. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) arachidonic acid epoxygenases are expressed in human cancers and promote cancer metastasis. This study explored the interaction of Hcy and CYP450 metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The levels of 4-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) isomers and their generative enzyme CYP2J2 level as well as intracellular Hcy level were higher in 42 cases of HCC than in paired non-tumor tissue...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028181/rybp-expression-is-regulated-by-klf4-and-sp1-and-is-related-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prognosis
#10
Qiaojiajie Zhao, Weihua Cai, Xuan Zhang, Shuo Tian, Junwen Zhang, Haibo Li, Congcong Hou, Xiaoli Ma, Hong Chen, Bingren Huang, Deng Chen
The expression of Ring1 and YY1 binding protein (RYBP) is reduced in several human cancers, but the molecular mechanism(s) have remained elusive. In this study, we used human HCC cell lines and tissue specimens to study the mechanism, and herein report several new findings. First, we cloned and characterized the basal promoter region of the human rybp gene. We found that the decreased RYBP expression in HCC tissues was not due to promoter sequence variation/polymorphisms or CpG dinucleotide methylation. We identified two transcription factors, KLF4 and Sp1, which directly bind the promoter region of rybp to respectively induce and suppress rybp transcription...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027307/population-heterogeneity-in-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-is-controlled-by-nfat-and-phosphorylated-sp1
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Russell Gould, David M Bassen, Anirikh Chakrabarti, Jeffrey D Varner, Jonathan Butcher
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an essential differentiation program during tissue morphogenesis and remodeling. EMT is induced by soluble transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) family members, and restricted by vascular endothelial growth factor family members. While many downstream molecular regulators of EMT have been identified, these have been largely evaluated individually without considering potential crosstalk. In this study, we created an ensemble of dynamic mathematical models describing TGF-β induced EMT to better understand the operational hierarchy of this complex molecular program...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025760/targeting-specificity-protein-1-transcription-factor-and-survivin-using-tolfenamic-acid-for-inhibiting-ewing-sarcoma-cell-growth
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Sagar Shelake, Umesh T Sankpal, W Paul Bowman, Matthew Wise, Anish Ray, Riyaz Basha
Transcription factor Specificity protein 1 (Sp1) and its downstream target survivin (inhibitor of apoptosis protein), play major roles in the pathogenesis of various cancers. Ewing Sarcoma (ES) is a common soft tissue/bone tumor in adolescent and young adults. Overexpression of survivin is also linked to the aggressiveness and poor prognosis of ES. Small molecule Tolfenamic acid (TA) inhibits Sp1 and survivin in cancer cells. In this investigation, we demonstrate a strategy to target Sp1 and survivin using TA and positive control Mithramycin A (Mit) to inhibit ES cell growth...
December 26, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018142/the-role-of-the-ubiquitously-expressed-transcription-factor-sp1-in-tissue-specific-transcriptional-regulation-and-in-disease
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REVIEW
Leigh O'Connor, Jane Gilmour, Constanze Bonifer
Sp1 belongs to the 26 member strong Sp/KLF family of transcription factors. It is a paradigm for a ubiquitously expressed transcription factor and is involved in regulating the expression of genes associated with a wide range of cellular processes in mammalian cells. Sp1 can interact with a range of proteins, including other transcription factors, members of the transcription initiation complex and epigenetic regulators, enabling tight regulation of its target genes. In this review, we discuss the mechanisms involved in Sp1-mediated transcriptional regulation, as well as how a ubiquitous transcription factor can be involved in establishing a tissue-specific pattern of gene expression and mechanisms by which its activity may be regulated...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017736/comparative-and-temporal-transcriptome-analysis-of-peste-des-petits-ruminants-virus-infected-goat-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Siddappa Manjunath, Bishnu Prasad Mishra, Bina Mishra, Aditya Prasad Sahoo, Ashok K Tiwari, Kaushal Kishore Rajak, D Muthuchelvan, Shikha Saxena, Lakshman Santra, Amit Ranjan Sahu, Sajad Ahmad Wani, R P Singh, Y P Singh, Aruna Pandey, Sonam Kanchan, R K Singh, Gandham Ravi Kumar, Sarath Chandra Janga
Peste des petits ruminanats virus (PPRV), a morbillivirus causes an acute, highly contagious disease - peste des petits ruminants (PPR), affecting goats and sheep. Sungri/96 vaccine strain is widely used for mass vaccination programs in India against PPR and is considered the most potent vaccine providing long-term immunity. However, occurrence of outbreaks due to emerging PPR viruses may be a challenge. In this study, the temporal dynamics of immune response in goat peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) infected with Sungri/96 vaccine virus was investigated by transcriptome analysis...
February 2, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007940/activation-of-sp1-mediated-transcription-by-rta-of-epstein-barr-virus-via-an-interaction-with-mcaf1
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Li-Kwan Chang, Jian-Ying Chung, Yi-Ren Hong, Takaya Ichimura, Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Shih-Tung Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005382/unexpected-huge-dimerization-ratio-in-one-dimensional-carbon-atomic-chains
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Yung-Chang Lin, Shigeyuki Morishita, Masanori Koshino, Chao-Hui Yeh, Po-Yuan Teng, Po-Wen Chiu, Hidetaka Sawada, Kazutomo Suenaga
Peierls theory predicted atomic distortion in one-dimensional (1D) crystal due to its intrinsic instability in 1930. Free-standing carbon atomic chains created in situ in transmission electron microscope (TEM)1-3 are an ideal example to experimentally observe the dimerization behavior of carbon atomic chain within a finite length. We report here a surprisingly huge distortion found in the free-standing carbon atomic chains at 773 K, which is 10 times larger than the value expected in the system. Such an abnormally distorted phase only dominates at the elevated temperatures, while two distinct phases, distorted and undistorted, coexist at lower or ambient temperatures...
December 27, 2016: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002023/valproic-acid-vpa-enhances-cisplatin-sensitivity-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-via-hdac2-mediated-down-regulation-of-abca1
#17
Jian-Hui Chen, Yu-Long Zheng, Chuan-Qin Xu, Li-Zhi Gu, Zong-Li Ding, Ling Qin, Yi Wang, Ran Fu, Yu-Feng Wan, Cheng-Ping Hu
Valproic acid (VPA) has been suggested to be a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACI). Our present study revealed that VPA at 1 mM, which had no effect on cell proliferation, can significantly increase the sensitivity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells to cisplatin (DDP). VPA treatment markedly decreased the mRNA and protein levels of ABCA1, while had no significant effect on ABCA3, ABCA7 or ABCB10. Luciferase reporter assays showed that VPA can decrease the ABCA1 promoter activity in both A549 and H358 cells...
December 20, 2016: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000777/bach1-promotes-temozolomide-resistance-in-glioblastoma-through-antagonizing-the-function-of-p53
#18
Er Nie, Xin Jin, Weining Wu, Tianfu Yu, Xu Zhou, Tongle Zhi, Zhumei Shi, Junxia Zhang, Ning Liu, Yongping You
The acquisition of drug resistance is a persistent clinical problem limiting the successful treatment of glioblastoma (GBM). However, the molecular mechanisms by which initially chemoresponsive tumors develop therapeutic resistance remain poorly understood. In this study, we report that BACH1, a heme-binding protein that participates in transcriptional repression or activation, was significantly upregulated in glioblastoma tissues. Overexpression of BACH1 in GBM cells conferred resistance to temozolomide, whereas its inhibition markedly sensitized resistant cells to temozolomide in vitro and in vivo...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990118/cysteinyl-leukotrienes-pathway-genes-atopic-asthma-and-drug-response-from-population-isolates-to-large-genome-wide-association-studies
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REVIEW
Miles D Thompson, Valerie Capra, Mark T Clunes, G E Rovati, Jana Stankova, Mary C Maj, David L Duffy
Genetic variants associated with asthma pathogenesis and altered response to drug therapy are discussed. Many studies implicate polymorphisms in genes encoding the enzymes responsible for leukotriene synthesis and intracellular signaling through activation of seven transmembrane domain receptors, such as the cysteinyl leukotriene 1 (CYSLTR1) and 2 (CYSLTR2) receptors. The leukotrienes are polyunsaturated lipoxygenated eicosatetraenoic acids that exhibit a wide range of pharmacological and physiological actions...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975171/voluntary-physical-exercise-induces-expression-and-epigenetic-remodeling-of-vegfa-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#20
Christina A E Sølvsten, Frank de Paoli, Jane H Christensen, Anders L Nielsen
A healthy lifestyle, including regular physical exercise, is generally believed to improve cognitive function and enhance neurogenesis. Such physical exercise-induced effects are associated with increased brain expression of neurotrophic and growth factors. In the present study, we investigated Bdnf, Igf-1, Fgf-2, Egf, and VegfA messenger RNA (mRNA) expression levels in the male rat hippocampus and frontal cortex after 2 weeks of voluntary physical exercise. Whereas the expression of Fgf-2 was upregulated in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex by physical exercise, the expression levels of Bdnf transcript 1, Bdnf transcript 4, Igf-1, and VegfA were upregulated only in the hippocampus...
December 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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