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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536635/the-regulatory-mechanisms-of-ng2-cspg4-expression
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Emmanuel Ampofo, Beate M Schmitt, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
Neuron-glial antigen 2 (NG2), also known as chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4), is a surface type I transmembrane core proteoglycan that is crucially involved in cell survival, migration and angiogenesis. NG2 is frequently used as a marker for the identification and characterization of certain cell types, but little is known about the mechanisms regulating its expression. In this review, we provide evidence that the regulation of NG2 expression underlies inflammation and hypoxia and is mediated by methyltransferases, transcription factors, including Sp1, paired box (Pax) 3 and Egr-1, and the microRNA miR129-2...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536481/trpv4-dependent-induction-of-a-novel-mammalian-cold-inducible-protein-srsf5-as-well-as-cirp-and-rbm3
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Takanori Fujita, Hiroaki Higashitsuji, Hisako Higashitsuji, Yu Liu, Katsuhiko Itoh, Toshiharu Sakurai, Takahiro Kojima, Shuya Kandori, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Motoi Fukumoto, Manabu Fukumoto, Koji Shibasaki, Jun Fujita
Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) and RNA-binding motif protein 3 (RBM3) are two evolutionarily conserved RNA-binding proteins that are structurally related to hnRNPs and upregulated in response to moderately low temperatures in mammalian cells. Although contributions of splicing efficiency, the gene promoters activated upon mild hypothermia and the transcription factor Sp1 to induction of CIRP have been reported, precise mechanisms by which hypothermia and other stresses induce the expression of mammalian cold-inducible proteins (CIPs) are poorly understood...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530704/upregulation-of-cyp17a1-by-sp1-mediated-dna-demethylation-confers-temozolomide-resistance-through-dhea-mediated-protection-in-glioma
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J-Y Chuang, W-L Lo, C-Y Ko, S-Y Chou, R-M Chen, K-Y Chang, J-J Hung, W-C Su, W-C Chang, T-I Hsu
Steroidogenesis-mediated production of neurosteroids is important for brain homeostasis. Cytochrome P450 17A1 (CYP17A1), which converts pregnenolone to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in endocrine organs and the brain, is required for prostate cancer progression and acquired chemotherapeutic resistance. However, whether CYP17A1-mediated DHEA synthesis is involved in brain tumor malignancy, especially in glioma, the most prevalent brain tumor, is unknown. To investigate the role of CYP17A1 in glioma, we determined that CYP17A1 expression is significantly increased in gliomas, which secrete more DHEA than normal astrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529241/downregulation-of-transcription-factor-sp1-suppresses-malignant-properties-of-a549-human-lung-cancer-cell-line-with-decreased-%C3%AE-4-galactosylation-of-highly-branched-n-glycans
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Kodai Muramoto, Riho Tange, Takayuki Ishii, Kana Miyauchi, Takeshi Sato
Dramatic changes in the glycan structures of cell surface proteins have been observed upon malignant transformation of cells as induced by the altered expression levels of glycosyltransferases. Such changes are closely associated with the malignant properties of cancer cells. Transcription factor Sp1 regulates the gene expression of various molecules including glycosyltransferases. Herein, we investigated whether or not Sp1-downregulation affects to N-glycosylation of glycoproteins and malignant properties of A549 human lung carcinoma cell line...
May 20, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525378/irf5-is-elevated-in-childhood-onset-sle-and-regulated-by-histone-acetyltransferase-and-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors
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Jin Shu, Ling Li, Lan-Bo Zhou, Jun Qian, Zhi-Dan Fan, Li-Li Zhuang, Lu-Lu Wang, Rui Jin, Hai-Guo Yu, Guo-Ping Zhou
Interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) plays a critical role in the induction of type I interferon, proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines, and participates in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the relationship between IRF5 and childhood-onset SLE remains elusive. In the present study, we demonstrated that levels of mRNA expression of IRF5, IFN-α, and Sp1 were significantly increased in childhood-onset SLE, as seen on quantitative real-time PCR, and the expression of Sp1 and IFN-α was positively correlated with IRF5...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522827/involvement-of-gata1-and-sp3-in-the-activation-of-the-murine-sting-gene-promoter-in-nih3t3-cells
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Yan-Yan Xu, Rui Jin, Guo-Ping Zhou, Hua-Guo Xu
Stimulator of Interferon Gene (STING) is a key mediator of innate immune signaling. STING plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of many diseases including infectious diseases, auto-immune diseases and cancer. Many studies have been carried out recently in the field of STING-regulated pathway, however, rarely of transcriptional mechanisms. To characterize the murine STING (mSTING) promoter, we cloned a series of different nucleotide sequences of the 5'-flanking region of the mSTING gene. Transient transfection of promoter-reporter recombinant plasmids and luciferase assay illustrated the region (-77/+177) relative to the transcription start site (TSS) of the mSTING gene was sufficient for full promoter activity...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515481/conserved-presence-of-g-quadruplex-forming-sequences-in-the-long-terminal-repeat-promoter-of-lentiviruses
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Rosalba Perrone, Enrico Lavezzo, Giorgio Palù, Sara N Richter
G-quadruplexes (G4s) are secondary structures of nucleic acids that epigenetically regulate cellular processes. In the human immunodeficiency lentivirus 1 (HIV-1), dynamic G4s are located in the unique viral LTR promoter. Folding of HIV-1 LTR G4s inhibits viral transcription; stabilization by G4 ligands intensifies this effect. Cellular proteins modulate viral transcription by inducing/unfolding LTR G4s. We here expanded our investigation on the presence of LTR G4s to all lentiviruses. G4s in the 5'-LTR U3 region were completely conserved in primate lentiviruses...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506595/plumbagin-suppresses-the-migration-and-invasion-of-glioma-cells-via-downregulation-of-mmp-2-9-expression-and-inaction-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Guanghui Chen, Yan Yue, Jun Qin, Xinping Xiao, Qing Ren, Bin Xiao
Plumbagin is a natural naphthoquinone constituent isolated from the roots of medicinal plant Plumbago zeylanica L., and has demonstrated anti-proliferative and anti-invasion activities in various cancer cells. However, its effect on the migration and invasion of glioma cells has not been elucidated. Therefore, human glioma U87 and U251 cells were treated with plumbagin at 1.0 and 2.0 μM for 24 h, and cell migration and invasion were assessed with scratch wound healing and invasion assays. The results showed that plumbagin significantly inhibited the migration and invasion of U87 and U251 cells, suppressed the activity and expression of MMP-2/-9, and inhibited the nuclear translocation of transcription factors Sp1 in the U87 and U251 cells...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505560/integrated-signal-probe-based-aptasensor-for-dual-analyte-detection
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Juan Xiang, Xiaomei Pi, Xiaoqing Chen, Lei Xiang, Minghui Yang, Hao Ren, Xiaojuan Shen, Ning Qi, Chunyan Deng
For the multi-analyte detection, although the sensitivity has commonly met the practical requirements, the reliability, reproducibility and stability need to be further improved. In this work, two different aptamer probes labeled with redox tags were used as signal probe1 (sP1) and signal probe2 (sP2), which were integrated into one unity DNA architecture to develop the integrated signal probe (ISP). Comparing with the conventional independent signal probes for the simultaneous multi-analyte detection, the proposed ISP was more reproducible and accurate...
April 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503426/expression-and-role-of-specificity-protein-1-in-the-sclera-remodeling-of-experimental-myopia-in-guinea-pigs
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Bo Jiang, Zhang-You Wu, Zi-Cheng Zhu, Gen-Jie Ke, Yue-Chun Wen, Si-Qin Sun
AIM: To study the expression of collagen I and transcription factor specificity protein 1 (Sp1), a transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) downstream target, and reveal the impact of the TGF-β1-Sp1 signaling pathway on collagen remodeling in myopic sclera. METHODS: Seventy-five 1-week-old guinea pigs were randomly divided into normal control, form deprivation myopia (FDM), and self-control groups. FDM was induced for different times using coverage with translucent latex balloons and FDM recovery was performed for 1wk after 4wk treatment; then, changes in refractive power and axial length were measured...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499446/genome-sequence-of-shigella-flexneri-strain-sp1-a-diarrheal-isolate-that-encodes-an-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-esbl
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Ping Shen, Jianzhong Fan, Lihua Guo, Jiahua Li, Ang Li, Jing Zhang, Chaoqun Ying, Jinru Ji, Hao Xu, Beiwen Zheng, Yonghong Xiao
BACKGROUND: Shigellosis is the most common cause of gastrointestinal infections in developing countries. In China, the species most frequently responsible for shigellosis is Shigella flexneri. S. flexneri remains largely unexplored from a genomic standpoint and is still described using a vocabulary based on biochemical and serological properties. Moreover, increasing numbers of ESBL-producing Shigella strains have been isolated from clinical samples. Despite this, only a few cases of ESBL-producing Shigella have been described in China...
May 12, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498645/licochalcone-a-suppresses-specificity-protein-1-as-a-novel-target-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Tae-Ho Kang, Ji-Hye Seo, Hana Oh, Goo Yoon, Jung-Il Chae, Jung-Hyun Shim
Licochalcone A (LCA), isolated from the root of Glycyrrhiza inflata, are known to have medicinal effect such as anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-cancer. Though, as a pharmacological mechanism regulator, anti-cancer studies on LCA were not investigated in human breast cancer. We investigated the anti-proliferative and apoptotic effect of LCA in human breast cancer cells MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 through MTS assay, PI staining, Annexin-V/7-AAD assay, mitochondrial membrane potential assay, multi-caspase assay, RT-PCR, Western blot analysis and anchorage-independent cell transformation assay...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498432/time-%C3%A2-and-oxygen-dependent-expression-and-regulation-of-ndrg1-in-human-brain-cancer-cells
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Harun Muayad Said, Roghaiyeh Safari, Ghada Al-Kafaji, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus, Mario Löhr, Astrid Katzer, Michael Flentje, Carsten Hagemann
N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) is a tumor suppressor with the potential to suppress metastasis, invasion and migration of cancer cells. It is regulated under stress conditions such as starvation or hypoxia. NDRG1 regulation is both induced and controlled by HIF-1α-dependent and -independent pathways under hypoxic conditions. However, there are profound differences in the way NDRG1 expression is regulated by HIF-1α and other transcription factors. Therefore, we aimed to define the time-dependent pattern of NDRG1 mRNA and protein expression in human glioblastoma cell lines in extreme hypoxia and after re-oxygenation as well as under normoxic conditions...
May 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490691/the-puzzling-interplay-between-p53-and-sp1
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Ariella Oppenheim, Galit Lahav
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484232/inhibition-of-sp1-prevents-er-homeostasis-and-causes-cell-death-by-lysosomal-membrane-permeabilization-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Patricia Dauer, Vineet K Gupta, Olivia McGinn, Alice Nomura, Nikita S Sharma, Nivedita Arora, Bhuwan Giri, Vikas Dudeja, Ashok K Saluja, Sulagna Banerjee
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress initiates an important mechanism for cell adaptation and survival, named the unfolded protein response (UPR). Severe or chronic/prolonged UPR can breach the threshold for survival and lead to cell death. There is a fundamental gap in knowledge on the molecular mechanism of how chronic ER stress is stimulated and leads to cell death in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Our study shows that downregulating specificity protein 1 (Sp1), a transcription factor that is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer, activates UPR and results in chronic ER stress...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476991/zno-nanoparticles-and-their-acarbose-capped-nanohybrids-as-inhibitors-for-human-salivary-amylase
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Firdoz Shaik, Anil Kumar
The authors report a controlled synthesis of biocompatible ZnO and acarbose-capped nanohybrids, and examined the inhibition activities of these nanosystems with human salivary α-amylase (HSA) activity. XRD measurements reveal ZnO present in wurtzite phase with hexagonal structure. The average size of ZnO particles for the two studied nanosystems was estimated to lie between 10 to 12 nm using Scherrer equation. These particles depict the onset of absorption at about 320 nm and the band-gap emission at about 370 nm, which are fairly blue shifted as compared with the bulk ZnO and have been understood due to the size quantisation effect...
April 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473981/screening-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Lu Qi, Yanqing Ding
Most tumor suppressor genes are commonly inactivated in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). The activation of tumor suppressor genes may be beneficial to suppress the development and metastasis of CRC. This study analyzed genes expression and methylation levels in different stages of CRC. Genes with downregulated mRNA expression and upregulated methylation level in advanced CRC were screened as the potential tumor suppressor genes. After comparing the methylation level of screened genes, we found that MBD1 gene had downregulated mRNA expression and upregulated methylation levels in advanced CRC and continuously upregulated methylation level in the progression of CRC...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469795/microrna-199a-3p-attenuates-hepatic-lipogenesis-by-targeting-sp1
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Yang Cheng, Li Huang, Jian Ping, Tianyang Chen, Jianjie Chen
Emerging studies have demonstrated that microRNAs (miRs) are profoundly involved in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and related metabolic diseases. Previously, we revealed a repertoire of miRs dysregulated in NAFLD by high-throughput sequencing. Here, we showed that microRNA-199a-3p was down-regulated in the livers of C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat-diet (HFD) and oleic acid/palmitic acid-induced Hepa1-6 cells. Gain-of-function and loss-of-function studies demonstrated that microRNA-199a-3p exhibited a suppressive role in hepatic lipogenesis...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466020/identification-of-sp1-as-a-transcription-activator-to-regulate-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-gene-expression
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Shuqin Chen, Huating Li, Jing Zhang, Shan Jiang, Mingliang Zhang, Yilan Xu, Kun Dong, Ying Yang, Qichen Fang, Weiping Jia
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a metabolic hormone with multiple beneficial effects on lipid and glucose homeostasis. Previous study demonstrated that FGF21 might be one of the Sp1 target genes. However, the transcriptional role of Sp1 on FGF21 in adipose tissue and liver has not been reported. In this study, we found that the proximal promoter of mouse FGF21 is located between -63 and -20 containing two putative Sp1-binding sites. Sp1 is a mammalian transcription factor involved in the regulation of many genes during physiological and pathological processes...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459202/estradiol-via-estrogen-receptor-beta-influences-ros-levels-through-the-transcriptional-regulation-of-sirt3-in-human-seminoma-tcam-2-cells
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Salvatore Panza, Marta Santoro, Francesca De Amicis, Catia Morelli, Valentina Passarelli, Patrizia D'Aquila, Francesca Giordano, Erika Cione, Giuseppe Passarino, Dina Bellizzi, Saveria Aquila
Human testis, gonocytes, and adult germ cells mainly express estrogen receptor beta, and estrogen receptor beta loss is associated with advanced tumor stage; however, the molecular mechanisms of estrogen receptor beta-protective effects are still to be defined. Herein, we provide evidence that in human seminoma TCam-2 cells, E2 through estrogen receptor beta upregulates the mitochondrial deacetylase sirtuin-3 at protein and messenger RNA levels. Specifically, E2 increases sirtuin-3 expression through a transcriptional mechanism due to the occupancy of sirtuin-3 promoter by estrogen receptor beta, together with the transcription factor Sp1 as evidenced by Chip reChIp assay...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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