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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148420/the-expression-of-mrna-for-peptidylarginine-deiminase-type-2-and-type-4-in-bone-marrow-cd34-cells-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Tatsuo Nagai, Yu Matsueda, Tetsuya Tomita, Hideki Yoshikawa, Shunsei Hirohata
OBJECTIVES: Antibodies directed to citrullinated proteins are highly specific for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Citrullination is catalyzed by peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) enzymes. The current study examined the mRNA expression of PADI2 and PADI4 in bone marrow (BM) CD34+ cells from RA patients. METHODS: CD34+ cells were purified from BM samples obtained from 48 RA patients and from 30 osteoarthritis (OA) patients during joint operations via aspiration from the iliac crest...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147453/ctla-4-genetic-variants-rs11571317-and-rs3087243-role-in-susceptibility-and-progression-of-breast-cancer
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Maruthi Goske, V R Vinish Ramachander, Prasanna Latha Komaravalli, P Fazul Rahman, Chandrasekhar Rao, Parveen Jahan
Background: Dysfunctional regulation at immune checkpoints may lead to escape of the tumor cells and gives a scope to set in the unresolved Breast cancer (BC). The major anti-tumor retort is cell-mediated response which involves T lymphocytes. CTLA-4 (Cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated protein-4) with immune suppressive function and tolerance is associated with various autoimmune diseases and cancers including BC. The present study deals with CTLA-4 gene selected polymorphisms (rs11571317 C/T and rs3087243G/A) to explore their relation with breast cancer susceptibility and progression in BC patients...
October 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145720/phospholipase-d-and-its-essential-role-in-cancer
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Ju Hwan Cho, Joong-Soo Han
The role of Phospholipase D (PLD) in cancer development and management has been a major area of interest for researchers. The purpose of this mini-review is to explore PLD and its distinct role during chemotherapy including anti-apoptotic function. PLD is an enzyme that belongs to the phospholipase super family and is found in a broad range of organisms such as viruses, yeast, bacteria, animals, and plants. The function and activity of PLD are widely dependent on and regulated by neurotransmitters, hormones, small monomeric GTPases, and lipids...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145450/enhanced-expression-of-cell-surface-b-cell-receptor-associated-protein-31-contributes-to-poor-survival-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells
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Se-Ri Seo, Hyun Min Lee, Hong Seo Choi, Won-Tae Kim, Eun-Wie Cho, Chun Jeih Ryu
B-cell receptor-associated protein 31 (BAP31) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein which plays a role as a molecular chaperone for the newly synthesized transmembrane proteins. BAP31 is also an important apoptosis regulator for extrinsic apoptosis induction in the ER membrane. Recent studies have shown that BAP31 is also expressed on the surface of embryonic stem cells. However, the function of cell surface BAP31 (csBAP31) still remains unclarified. In an attempt to search for surface markers on tumorspheres, here, we generated monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against the sphere cells from the non-small cell lung carcinoma cell (NSCLC) line A549...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138843/investigation-of-candidate-genes-and-mechanisms-underlying-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-using-bioinformatics-analysis
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Xiaozhong Zhu, Zhiyuan Wang, Yanxun Zhao, Chao Jiang
The present study aimed to determine candidate genes, chemicals and mechanisms underlying postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP). A gene expression profile (accession no. GSE68303), which included 12 tissue samples from ovariectomized mice (OVX group) and 11 normal tissue samples from sham surgery mice (control group), was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. The identification of differentially expressed genes (DEGs), and Gene Ontology functional enrichment and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway analyses, was performed, followed by an investigation of protein‑protein interactions (PPI), PPI modules, transcription factors (TFs) and chemicals...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137983/transcriptional-regulation-of-acetoacetyl-coa-synthetase-by-sp1-in-neuroblastoma-cells
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Shinya Hasegawa, Masahiko Imai, Masahiro Yamasaki, Noriko Takahashi, Tetsuya Fukui
Acetoacetyl-CoA synthetase (AACS) is the enzyme responsible for cholesterol and fatty acid synthesis in the cytosol. We have previously shown that AACS has an important role in normal neuronal development and that knockdown of SREBP-2, which orchestrates cholesterol synthesis, resulted in the downregulation of AACS mRNA levels. In this study, we investigated the transcriptional mechanism of AACS in Neuro-2a, neuroblastoma cells. Luciferase assay showed that the minimal core promoter of the mouse AACS gene is located in a region with 110 bps upstream from the transcription start site...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137393/synergistic-effect-of-eribulin-and-cdk-inhibition-for-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Shreyas S Rao, Jenna Stoehr, Danijela Dokic, Lei Wan, Joseph T Decker, Kristine Konopka, Alexandra L Thomas, Jia Wu, Virginia G Kaklamani, Lonnie D Shea, Jacqueline S Jeruss
Activation of CDK2 in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) can contribute to non-canonical phosphorylation of a TGFβ signaling component, Smad3, promoting cell proliferation and migration. Inhibition of CDK2 was shown to decrease breast cancer oncogenesis. Eribulin chemotherapy was used effectively in the treatment of TNBC. To this end, we tested therapeutic efficacy of a novel CDK2/9 inhibitor, CYC065, eribulin, and the combination of CYC065 and eribulin in 3 different TNBC cell lines, and an in vivo xenograft model...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137181/structure-and-functional-analysis-of-promoters-from-two-liver-isoforms-of-cpt-i-in-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Yi-Huan Xu, Zhi Luo, Kun Wu, Yao-Fang Fan, Wen-Jing You, Li-Han Zhang
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPT I) is a key enzyme involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism and fatty acid β-oxidation. To understand the transcriptional mechanism of CPT Iα1b and CPT Iα2a genes, we cloned the 2695-bp and 2631-bp regions of CPT Iα1b and CPT Iα2a promoters of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), respectively, and explored the structure and functional characteristics of these promoters. CPT Iα1b had two transcription start sites (TSSs), while CPT Iα2a had only one TSS. DNase I foot printing showed that the CPT Iα1b promoter was AT-rich and TATA-less, and mediated basal transcription through an initiator (INR)-independent mechanism...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135936/a-role-of-sp1-binding-motifs-in-basal-and-large-t-antigen-induced-promoter-activities-of-human-polyomavirus-hpyv9-and-its-variant-uf-1
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Ugo Moens, Xiaobo Song, Marijke Van Ghelue, John A Lednicky, Bernhard Ehlers
Human polyomavirus 9 (HPyV9) was originally detected in the serum of a renal transplant patient. Seroepidemiological studies showed that ~20-50% of the human population have antibodies against this virus. HPyV9 has not yet been associated with any disease and little is known about the route of infection, transmission, host cell tropism, and genomic variability in circulating strains. Recently, the HPyV9 variant UF-1 with an eight base-pair deletion, a thirteen base-pair insertion and with point mutations, creating three putative Sp1 binding sites in the late promoter was isolated from an AIDS patient...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130104/expression-of-fatty-acid-synthase-is-regulated-by-pgc%C3%A2-1%C3%AE-and-contributes-to-increased-cell-proliferation
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Seong-Hoon Yun, Sung-Won Shin, Joo-In Park
We previously demonstrated that overexpression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) promotes increased cell proliferation and tumorigenic potential through upregulation of specificity protein 1 (Sp1) and acyl-CoA-binding protein (ACBP). Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is a key enzyme in fatty acid biosynthesis, and its expression in various cancers is associated with survival, poor prognosis and cancer recurrence. In the present study, we evaluated whether PGC-1α regulated FASN expression in human colorectal cancer (SNU-C4 and HT-29) cells...
December 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128513/dihydroartemisinin-induced-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-through-inhibiting-the-specificity-protein-1-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-sk-hep-1-cells
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Eunji Im, Changhwan Yeo, Hyo-Jeong Lee, Eun-Ok Lee
AIMS: Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin, well known for a safe and effective first-line antimalarial agent. This study investigated whether and how DHA induces apoptosis focusing on the specificity protein 1 (Sp1) pathway in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) SK-Hep-1 cells. MAIN METHODS: The cell viability was evaluated by MTT assay. Cell cycle analysis was performed after PI staining by flow cytometry system. Apoptosis was confirmed by DAPI staining and by detecting cytoplasmic histone-associated-DNA-fragments using a cell death detection ELISA(PLUS) kit...
November 8, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126184/bark-and-ambrosia-beetle-curculionidae-scolytinae-diversity-found-in-agricultural-and-fragmented-forests-in-piracicaba-sp-brazil
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Carla Sandoval Rodríguez, Anthony I Cognato, Ciro Abbud Righi
Land use changes and forest fragmentation result in biodiversity loss and displacement, with insects among the most affected groups. Among these, bark beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) occupy a prominent position due to their close ties to food resources, i.e., trees, and importance as primary decomposers in forest ecosystems. Therefore, our study aimed to document scolytine biodiversity associated with landscape components that vary based on their physical or botanical composition. Bark beetle diversity was sampled monthly for 12 mo in an Atlantic forest remnant and five adjacent vegetation plots (mixed Agroforestry System-AFS, of native trees and fruit species; AFS of rubber trees and coffee plants; coffee monoculture; rubber monoculture; and pasture)...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122055/extruded-linseed-alone-or-in-combination-with-fish-oil-modifies-mammary-gene-expression-profiles-in-lactating-goats
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Y Faulconnier, L Bernard, C Boby, J Domagalski, Y Chilliard, C Leroux
Nutrition is a major factor that regulates ruminant milk components, particularly its fatty acid (FA) composition, which is an important determinant of milk nutritional quality. In the mammary gland, milk component biosynthesis involves a large number of genes under nutritional regulation that are not well understood. Thus, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of extruded linseeds (EL) alone or in combination with fish oil (ELFO) on goat mammary gene expression. In total, 14 goats were fed one of the following three diets: a natural grassland hay basal diet (CTRL) alone, CTRL supplemented with 530 g/day of EL, or 340 g/day of EL plus 39 g/day of fish oil (ELFO)...
November 10, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115671/fatty-acid-elongase-7-is-regulated-via-sp1-and-is-involved-in-lipid-accumulation-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Si Chen, Zhigang Hu, Hua He, Xiaolin Liu
Fatty Acid Elongase 7 (ELOVL7) is the newly discovered protein on human that catalyzes the rate-limiting step towards the synthesis of very long-chain fatty acids and exhibits the highest activity toward C18:3 (n-3) acyl-CoAs, which is the precursor of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5n-3). However, in ruminants, an overall understanding of ELOVLs gene family and the transcriptional regulation of ELOVL7 remain unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the transcriptional regulation and the influence of bovine ELOVL7 in bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMECs)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115444/downregulation-of-microrna%C3%A2-124%C3%A2-3p-suppresses-the-mtor-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-ddit4-in-males-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Qiuling Wang, Gaofeng Zhao, Zhenzhen Yang, Xia Liu, Ping Xie
Recent investigations have suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are involved in several pathways that may contribute to the pathomechanism of major depressive disorder (MDD). Sex may not only act as a demographic factor in clinical practive, but may also play a vital role in the molecular heterogeneity of MDD. Although many molecular changes correlated with MDD are found in males, the molecular mechanisms of MDD remain poorly understood. The present study performed bioinformatics analysis to investigate the pathomechanism of MDD in males...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114055/immature-hiv-1-lattice-assembly-dynamics-are-regulated-by-scaffolding-from-nucleic-acid-and-the-plasma-membrane
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Alexander J Pak, John M A Grime, Prabuddha Sengupta, Antony K Chen, Aleksander E P Durumeric, Anand Srivastava, Mark Yeager, John A G Briggs, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Gregory A Voth
The packaging and budding of Gag polyprotein and viral RNA is a critical step in the HIV-1 life cycle. High-resolution structures of the Gag polyprotein have revealed that the capsid (CA) and spacer peptide 1 (SP1) domains contain important interfaces for Gag self-assembly. However, the molecular details of the multimerization process, especially in the presence of RNA and the cell membrane, have remained unclear. In this work, we investigate the mechanisms that work in concert between the polyproteins, RNA, and membrane to promote immature lattice growth...
November 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100428/lactate-stimulates-ca-ix-expression-in-normoxic-cancer-cells
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Elena Panisova, Martin Kery, Olga Sedlakova, Lucie Brisson, Michaela Debreova, Martina Sboarina, Pierre Sonveaux, Silvia Pastorekova, Eliska Svastova
Besides hypoxia, other factors and molecules such as lactate, succinate, and reactive oxygen species activate transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) even in normoxia. One of the main target gene products of HIF-1 is carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX). CA IX is overexpressed in many tumors and serves as prognostic factor for hypoxic, aggressive and malignant cancers. CA IX is also induced in normoxia in high cell density. In this study, we observed that lactate induces CA IX expression in normoxic cancer cells in vitro and in vivo...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100386/hypomethylation-associated-enhanced-transcription-of-trefoil-factor-3-mediates-tamoxifen-stimulated-oncogenicity-of-er-endometrial-carcinoma-cells
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Vijay Pandey, Min Zhang, Qing-Yun Chong, Mingliang You, Ainiah Rushdiana Raquib, Amit K Pandey, Dong-Xu Liu, Liang Liu, Lan Ma, Sudhakar Jha, Zheng-Sheng Wu, Tao Zhu, Peter E Lobie
Tamoxifen (TAM) is widely used as an adjuvant therapy for women with breast cancer (BC). However, TAM possesses partial oestrogenic activity in the uterus and its use has been associated with an increased incidence of endometrial carcinoma (EC). The molecular mechanism for these observations is not well understood. Herein, we demonstrated that forced expression of Trefoil factor 3 (TFF3), in oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+) EC cells significantly increased cell cycle progression, cell survival, anchorage-independent growth, invasiveness and tumour growth in xenograft models...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099095/il-33-promotes-il-10-production-in-macrophages-a-role-for-il-33-in-macrophage-foam-cell-formation
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Hai-Feng Zhang, Mao-Xiong Wu, Yong-Qing Lin, Shuang-Lun Xie, Tu-Cheng Huang, Pin-Ming Liu, Ru-Qiong Nie, Qin-Qi Meng, Nian-Sang Luo, Yang-Xin Chen, Jing-Feng Wang
We evaluated the role of IL-10- in IL-33-mediated cholesterol reduction in macrophage-derived foam cells (MFCs) and the mechanism by which IL-33 upregulates IL-10. Serum IL-33 and IL-10 levels in coronary artery disease patients were measured. The effects of IL-33 on intra-MFC cholesterol level, IL-10, ABCA1 and CD36 expression, ERK 1/2, Sp1, STAT3 and STAT4 activation, and IL-10 promoter activity were determined. Core sequences were identified using bioinformatic analysis and site-specific mutagenesis. The serum IL-33 levels positively correlated with those of IL-10...
November 3, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094188/changes-in-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-the-ovarian-function-of-rats-caused-by-daily-exposure-to-3-methylcholanthrene-and-their-prevention-by-%C3%AE-naphthoflavone
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Eric Alejandro Rhon-Calderón, Carlos Alejandro Toro, Alejandro Lomniczi, Rocío Alejandra Galarza, Alicia Graciela Faletti
Daily exposure to low doses of 3-methylcholanthrene (3MC) during the pubertal period in rats disrupts both follicular growth and ovulation. Thus, to provide new insights into the toxicity mechanism of 3MC in the ovary, here we investigated the effect of daily exposure to 3MC on selected ovarian genes, the role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and the level of epigenetic remodeling of histone post-transcriptional modifications. Immature rats were daily injected with 3MC (0.1 or 1 mg/kg) and mRNA expression of genes involved in different ovarian processes were evaluated...
November 1, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
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