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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526353/stretch-activated-two-pore-domain-k2p-potassium-channels-in-the-heart-focus-on-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
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Constanze Schmidt, Felix Wiedmann, Stefan M Kallenberger, Antonius Ratte, Jan S Schulte, Beatrix Scholz, Frank Ulrich Müller, Niels Voigt, Maria-Patapia Zafeiriou, Joachim R Ehrlich, Ursula Tochtermann, Gábor Veres, Arjang Ruhparwar, Matthias Karck, Hugo A Katus, Dierk Thomas
Two-pore-domain potassium (K2P) channels modulate cellular excitability. The significance of stretch-activated cardiac K2P channels (K2P2.1, TREK-1, KCNK2; K2P4.1, TRAAK, KCNK4; K2P10.1, TREK-2, KCNK10) in heart disease has not been elucidated in detail. The aim of this work was to assess expression and remodeling of mechanosensitive K2P channels in atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) patients in comparison to murine models. Cardiac K2P channel levels were quantified in atrial (A) and ventricular (V) tissue obtained from patients undergoing open heart surgery...
May 16, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498662/sub-molecular-gates-self-assemble-for-hot-electron-transfer-in-proteins
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Neta Filip-Granit, Eran Goldberg, Ilan Samish, Idan Ashur, Milko E van der Boom, Hagai Cohen, Avigdor Scherz
Redox reactions play key roles in fundamental biological processes. The related spatial organization of donors and acceptors is assumed to undergo evolutionary optimization facilitating charge mobilization within the relevant biological context. Experimental information from sub-molecular functional sites is needed to understand the organization strategies and driving forces involved in the self-development of structure-function relationships. Here we exploit chemically resolved electrical measurements (CREM) to probe the atom-specific electrostatic potentials (ESPs) in artificial arrays of bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) derivatives that provide model systems for photoexcited (hot) electron donation and withdrawal...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439100/ventral-striatal-regulation-of-crem-mediates-impulsive-action-and-drug-addiction-vulnerability
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M L Miller, Y Ren, H Szutorisz, N A Warren, C Tessereau, G Egervari, A Mlodnicka, M Kapoor, B Chaarani, C V Morris, G Schumann, H Garavan, A M Goate, M J Bannon, J M Halperin, Y L Hurd
Impulsivity, a multifaceted behavioral hallmark of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), strongly influences addiction vulnerability and other psychiatric disorders that incur enormous medical and societal burdens yet the neurobiological underpinnings linking impulsivity to disease remain poorly understood. Here we report the critical role of ventral striatal cAMP-response element modulator (CREM) in mediating impulsivity relevant to drug abuse vulnerability. Using an ADHD rat model, we demonstrate that impulsive animals are neurochemically and behaviorally more sensitive to heroin and exhibit reduced Crem expression in the nucleus accumbens core...
April 25, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368536/transcription-factor-crem-mediates-high-glucose-response-in-cardiomyocytes-and-in-a-male-mouse-model-of-prolonged-hyperglycemia
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Saviana A Barbati, Claudia Colussi, Lorenza Bacci, Aurora Aiello, Agnese Re, Egidio Stigliano, Andrea M Isidori, Claudio Grassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Antonella Farsetti, Carlo Gaetano, Simona Nanni
This study aims at investigating the epigenetic landscape of cardiomyocytes exposed to long elevated glucose levels in vitro and in vivo Exposure of mouse HL-1 and rat differentiated H9C2 cardiomyocyte cell lines to high glucose (30 mM) for 72 hours determined some epigenetic changes including upregulation of class I and III HDAC protein levels and activity, inhibition of histone acetylase p300 activity, increase in histone H3 lysine (K) 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) and reduction in H3K9 acetylation (H3K9Ac)...
March 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295478/effects-of-various-cryoprotectants-on-the-quality-of-frozen-thawed-immature-bovine-qinchuan-cattle-calf-testicular-tissue
#5
X-G Zhang, H Li, J-H Hu
To investigate the effects of different concentrations of various cryoprotectants (CPs) on the cell viability as well as expression of spermatogenesis-related genes, such as CREM, Stra8 and HSP70-2 in frozen-thawed bovine calf testicular tissue, immature bovine (Qinchuan cattle) calf testicular tissue was collected and cryopreserved in the cryomedia containing different concentrations (5%, 10%, 15% and 20%) of the following three CPs: glycerol, ethylene glycol (EG) and dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) respectively...
March 15, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281318/intracranial-myxoid-mesenchymal-tumors-with-ewsr1-creb-family-gene-fusions-myxoid-variant-of-angiomatoid-fibrous-histiocytoma-or-novel-entity
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Tejus A Bale, Angelica Oviedo, Harry Kozakewich, Caterina Giannini, Phani K Davineni, Keith Ligon, Sanda Alexandrescu
Intracranial myxoid mesenchymal tumor harboring EWSR1 fusions with CREB family of genes was recently described, and it resembles the myxoid variant of angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. We present three pediatric patients with intracranial EWSR1-rearranged myxoid mesenchymal neoplasm and provide a molecular genetic characterization of these tumors. Clinical histories and imaging results were reviewed. Histology, immunohistochemistry, EWSR1, FUS, NR4A3 fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and next-generation sequencing (NGS) were performed...
March 9, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250236/tgfb1-represses-the-expression-of-sf1-and-lrh1-to-inhibit-e2-production-in-rat-lcs
#7
Qianqian Yang, Binfang Ma, Huilian Qiao, He Ma, Yuhang Dong, Liang Cao, Jing Ma, Zhen Li
Leydig cells (LCs) in the adult testis have been identified as the major sites of oestrogen production, which is crucial for mammalian germ cell differentiation. Our previous work showed that transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFB1) inhibits estradiol (E2) secretion via down-regulating Cyp19 gene expression in mature rat (LCs). However, the mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, the effects of TGFB1 on the expression levels of steroidogenic factor 1 (SF1), liver receptor homolog 1 (LRH1), cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) and cAMP responsive element modulator (CREM) were evaluated by Western blotting and immunofluorescence staining both in primary cultured LCs and in rat testis...
March 1, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072703/screening-the-key-micrornas-and-transcription-factors-in-prostate-cancer-based-on-microrna-functional-synergistic-relationships
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Fan Feng, Jitao Wu, Zhenli Gao, Shengqiang Yu, Yuanshan Cui
Prostate cancer (PC) is a common neoplasm, and metastatic PC remains incurable. The study aims to screen key microRNAs (miRNAs) and transcription factors (TFs) involved in PC.The miRNA expression profile dataset (GSE45604) was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 50 PC and 10 normal specimens. Differentially expressed miRNAs (DEmiRNAs) were identified through limma package in R, and DEmiRNA-DEmiRNA co-regulation network was constructed based on the number of co-regulated target genes...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068922/functional-changes-in-mrna-expression-and-alternative-pre-mrna-splicing-associated-with-the-effects-of-nutrition-on-apoptosis-and-spermatogenesis-in-the-adult-testis
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Yongjuan Guan, Guanxiang Liang, Graeme B Martin, Le Luo Guan
BACKGROUND: The effects of nutrition on testis mass in the sexually mature male have long been known, however, the cellular and molecular processes of the testis response to nutrition was not fully understood. METHODS: We tested whether the defects in spermatogenesis and increases in germ cell apoptosis in the testis that are induced by under-nutrition are associated with changes in mRNA expression and pre-mRNA alternative splicing using groups of 8 male sheep fed for a 10% increase or 10% decrease in body mass over 65 days...
January 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009602/ewsr1-fusions-with-creb-family-transcription-factors-define-a-novel-myxoid-mesenchymal-tumor-with-predilection-for-intracranial-location
#10
Yu-Chien Kao, Yun-Shao Sung, Lei Zhang, Chun-Liang Chen, Sumathi Vaiyapuri, Marc K Rosenblum, Cristina R Antonescu
Recurrent gene fusions involving EWSR1 with members of the cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) family (ATF1 and CREB1) have been reported in a diverse group of tumors including angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH), soft tissue and gastrointestinal clear cell sarcoma, primary pulmonary myxoid sarcoma, and hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma of salivary gland. We have recently encountered a group of 5 myxoid mesenchymal tumors positive for EWSR1 fusions with one of the CREB family member (ATF1, CREB1, and CREM), with histologic features distinct from any of the previously described pathologic entities...
April 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993161/circulating-cell-free-dna-based-epigenetic-assay-can-detect-early-breast-cancer
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Natsue Uehiro, Fumiaki Sato, Fengling Pu, Sunao Tanaka, Masahiro Kawashima, Kosuke Kawaguchi, Masahiro Sugimoto, Shigehira Saji, Masakazu Toi
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has recently been recognized as a resource for biomarkers of cancer progression, treatment response, and drug resistance. However, few have demonstrated the usefulness of cfDNA for early detection of cancer. Although aberrant DNA methylation in cfDNA has been reported for more than a decade, its diagnostic accuracy remains unsatisfactory for cancer screening. Thus, the aim of the present study was to develop a highly sensitive cfDNA-based system for detection of primary breast cancer (BC) using epigenetic biomarkers and digital PCR technology...
December 19, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987522/-interleukin-2-signaling-pathway-regulating-molecules-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Q Guo, X Y Chen, Y Su
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic systemic autoimmune disease, which characterized by complex immunological abnormalities and multiple tissue and organ damages. The etiology and pathogenesis of SLE have not been entirely recognized. Genetic, environmental and viral infections and other factors might be related to the pathogenetic mechanisms of SLE. Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a critical cytokine produced by T cells upon activation and is important for the generation of T regulatory cells and activation-induced cell death...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907106/brain-transcriptional-profiles-of-male-alternative-reproductive-tactics-and-females-in-bluegill-sunfish
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Charlyn G Partridge, Matthew D MacManes, Rosemary Knapp, Bryan D Neff
Bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) are one of the classic systems for studying male alternative reproductive tactics (ARTs) in teleost fishes. In this species, there are two distinct life histories: parental and cuckolder, encompassing three reproductive tactics, parental, satellite, and sneaker. The parental life history is fixed, whereas individuals who enter the cuckolder life history transition from sneaker to satellite tactic as they grow. For this study, we used RNAseq to characterize the brain transcriptome of the three male tactics and females during spawning to identify gene ontology (GO) categories and potential candidate genes associated with each tactic...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889934/vascular-cell-transcriptomic-changes-to-exercise-training-differ-directionally-along-and-between-skeletal-muscle-arteriolar-trees
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REVIEW
M Harold Laughlin, Hsiao T Yang, Darla L Tharp, R Scott Rector, Jaume Padilla, Douglas K Bowles
EXT-induced arteriolar adaptations in skeletal muscle are heterogeneous because of spatial variations in muscle fiber type composition and fiber recruitment patterns during exercise. The purpose of this report is to summarize a series of experiments conducted to test the hypothesis that changes in vascular gene expression are signaled by alterations in shear stress resulting from increases in blood flow, muscle fiber type composition, and fiber recruitment patterns. We also report results from a follow-up study of Ankrd23, one gene whose expression was changed by EXT...
February 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822872/constitutive-expression-of-inducible-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-early-repressor-icer-in-cycling-quiescent-hematopoietic-cells-implications-for-aging-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#15
Steven J Greco, Ghassan Yehia, Julius A Potian, Carlos A Molina, Pranela Rameshwar
Despite extensive insights on the interaction between hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and the supporting bone marrow (BM) stroma in hematopoietic homeostasis there remains unanswered questions on HSC regulation. We report on the mechanism by which HSCs attain cycling quiescence by addressing a role for inducible cyclic AMP early repressor (ICER). ICER negatively transcriptional regulators of cAMP activators such as CREM and CREB. These activators can be induced by hematopoietic stimulators such as cytokines...
February 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813452/cognitive-remediation-to-enhance-mobility-in-older-adults-the-crem-study
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Joe Verghese, Emmeline Ayers, Jeannette R Mahoney, Anne Ambrose, Cuiling Wang, Roee Holtzer
Mobility disabilities represent the most prevalent disability among seniors. Emerging evidence indicates that executive functions play an important role in maintaining mobility. However, the use of cognitive remediation programs to enhance mobility has not been investigated in a full-scale randomized control trial. The CREM study is a single-blind randomized control trial to examine the effect of computerized cognitive remediation versus computer-based health education training on mobility in 420 seniors. The primary outcome is change in gait speed during normal walking and walking-while-talking conditions from baseline to postintervention...
December 2016: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799548/ptpn22-contributes-to-exhaustion-of-t-lymphocytes-during-chronic-viral-infection
#17
Christian J Maine, John R Teijaro, Kristi Marquardt, Linda A Sherman
The protein encoded by the autoimmune-associated protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 gene, PTPN22, has wide-ranging effects in immune cells including suppression of T-cell receptor signaling and promoting efficient production of type I interferons (IFN-I) by myeloid cells. Here we show that mice deficient in PTPN22 resist chronic viral infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus clone 13 (LCMV cl13). The numbers and function of viral-specific CD4 T lymphocytes is greatly enhanced, whereas expression of the IFNβ-induced IL-2 repressor, cAMP-responsive element modulator (CREM) is reduced...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733803/the-expression-of-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-responsive-element-modulator-in-rat-sertoli-cells-following-seminal-extract-administration
#18
Muslim Akmal, Tongku Nizwan Siregar, Sri Wahyuni, Hamny, Mustafa Kamal Nasution, Wiwik Indriati, Budianto Panjaitan, Dwinna Aliza
AIM: This study aims to determine the effect of seminal vesicle extract on cyclic adenosine monophosphate responsive element modulator (CREM) expression in rat Sertoli cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study examined the expression of CREM on 20 male rats (Rattus norvegicus) at 4 months of age, weighing 250-300 g. The rats were divided into four groups: K0, KP1, KP2, and KP3. K0 group was injected with 0.2 ml normal saline; KP1 was injected with 25 mg cloprostenol (Prostavet C, Virbac S...
September 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680869/icer-is-requisite-for-th17-differentiation
#19
Nobuya Yoshida, Denis Comte, Masayuki Mizui, Kotaro Otomo, Florencia Rosetti, Tanya N Mayadas, José C Crispín, Sean J Bradley, Tomohiro Koga, Michihito Kono, Maria P Karampetsou, Vasileios C Kyttaris, Klaus Tenbrock, George C Tsokos
Inducible cAMP early repressor (ICER) has been described as a transcriptional repressor isoform of the cAMP response element modulator (CREM). Here we report that ICER is predominantly expressed in Th17 cells through the IL-6-STAT3 pathway and binds to the Il17a promoter, where it facilitates the accumulation of the canonical enhancer RORγt. In vitro differentiation from naive ICER/CREM-deficient CD4(+) T cells to Th17 cells is impaired but can be rescued by forced overexpression of ICER. Consistent with a role of Th17 cells in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, ICER/CREM-deficient B6...
September 29, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614313/sulfur-dioxide-inhalation-lowers-sperm-quality-and-alters-testicular-histology-via-increasing-expression-of-crem-and-act-proteins-in-rat-testes
#20
Jianhai Zhang, Fei Zheng, Chen Liang, Yuchen Zhu, Yan Shi, Yongli Han, Jundong Wang
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of the main atmospheric pollutants worldwide, and is reported to be responsible for the formation of severe haze in China. Some studies have demonstrated a potential harmful effect of SO2 on the male reproductive system; however the underlying mechanism is still unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the roles of cytochrome P450 (P450), cAMP-responsive element modulator (CREM), and activator of CREM (ACT) in SO2-induced toxicity. Forty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into an experimental and control group...
October 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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