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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212574/the-combined-action-of-mast-cell-chymase-tryptase-and-carboxypeptidase-a3-protects-against-melanoma-colonization-of-the-lung
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Mirjana Grujic, Aida Paivandy, Ann-Marie Gustafson, Allan R Thomsen, Helena Öhrvik, Gunnar Pejler
Mast cell secretory granules are densely packed with various bioactive mediators including proteases of chymase, tryptase and CPA3 type. Previous studies have indicated that mast cells can affect the outcome of melanoma but the contribution of the mast cell granule proteases to such effects has not been clear. Here we addressed this issue by assessing mice lacking either the chymase Mcpt4, the tryptase Mcpt6 or carboxypeptidase A3 (Cpa3), as well as mice simultaneously lacking all three proteases, in a model of melanoma dissemination from blood to the lung...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211870/non-apoptotic-functions-of-caspases-in-myeloid-cell-differentiation
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REVIEW
Stéphanie Solier, Michaela Fontenay, William Vainchenker, Nathalie Droin, Eric Solary
Subtle caspase activation is associated with the differentiation of several myeloid lineages. A tightly orchestrated dance between caspase-3 activation and the chaperone HSP70 that migrates to the nucleus to protect the master regulator GATA-1 from cleavage transiently occurs in basophilic erythroblasts and may prepare nucleus and organelle expel that occurs at the terminal phase of erythroid differentiation. A spatially restricted activation of caspase-3 occurs in maturing megakaryocytes to promote proplatelet maturation and platelet shedding in the bloodstream...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209719/adaptive-nk-cells-can-persist-in-patients-with-gata2-mutation-depleted-of-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Heinrich Schlums, Moonjung Jung, Hongya Han, Jakob Theorell, Venetia Bigley, Samuel C C Chiang, David S J Allan, Jan K Davidson-Moncada, Rachel E Dickinson, Tim D Holmes, Amy P Hsu, Danielle Townsley, Thomas Winkler, Weixin Wang, Pål Aukrust, Ingvild Nordøy, Katherine R Calvo, Steve M Holland, Matthew Collin, Cynthia E Dunbar, Yenan T Bryceson
Heterozygous GATA2 mutation is associated with immunodeficiency, lymphedema, and myelodysplastic syndrome. Disease presentation is variable, often coinciding with loss of circulating dendritic cells, monocytes, B cells, and NK cells. Nonetheless, in a proportion of patients carrying GATA2 mutation, NK cells persist. We found that peripheral blood NK cells in symptomatic patients uniformly lacked expression of the transcription factor PLZF, as well as expression of intracellular signaling proteins FcϵRγ, SYK, and EAT-2 in a variegated manner...
February 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209294/sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-and-non-classically-secreted-proteins-basic-fgf-and-epimorphin-coordinately-regulate-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-cell-behaviors-of-human-scar-dermal-fibroblasts
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Tomoatsu Horigome, Shinya Takumi, Kota Shirai, Takumi Kido, Natsumi Hagiwara-Chatani, Ayumi Nakashima, Naoki Adachi, Hiroko Yano, Yohei Hirai
BACKGROUND: Upon skin injuries, dermal fibroblasts actively produce transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), which leads to the formation of α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA)-positive granulation tissues. The hyperplasia or incomplete regression of these tissues subsequently causes scar formation in the skin, where sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), side chains of unique proteoglycans, are supposed to play important roles. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to clarify the effects of sulfated GAGs on dermal cell behaviors triggered by the TGF-β signaling, along with its possible regulators basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and cell surface epimorphin...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209012/a-case-of-verruciform-xanthoma-arising-in-the-tongue
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Yukihiro Hiraishi, Itaru Tojyo, Norifumi Kiga, Koji Tanimoto, Shigeyuki Fujita
Verruciform Xanthoma (VX) is a rare lesion of the oral cavity. Histologically, it is characterized by papillary or verrucous proliferation of squamous epithelium and numerous foam cells. VX arising in the tongue is comparatively rare, as most cases of VX in oral cavity occur in gingiva. A 65-year-old woman was referred to our clinic with a mass on the left side of the tongue. The lesion was yellowish, and its surface was granulated. The patient had neither tenderness nor any symptoms. The lesion was clinically diagnosed to be a benign tumor, and hence, biopsy was performed, according to which it was diagnosed as hyperparakeratosis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208859/diphtheroids-important-nosocomial-pathogens
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Reshmi Chandran, Dinju Raj Puthukkichal, Ethel Suman, Shashidhar Kotian Mangalore
INTRODUCTION: Diphtheroids are defined as aerobic, non-sporulating, pleomorphic Gram-positive bacilli which are more uniformly stained than Corynebacterium diphtheriae, lack the metachromatic granules and are arranged in a palisade manner. They are usually commensals of the skin and mucous membranes. They differ from C.diphtheriae in biochemical rea-ctions as well as in toxin production. Since, they are usually found as commensals on the skin, they are often considered as mere contaminants when isolated from clinical samples...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207938/comparison-of-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-lung-lesions-of-systemic-igg4-related-disease-and-idiopathic-multicentric-castleman-s-disease
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Yasuhiro Terasaki, Shinichro Ikushima, Shoko Matsui, Akira Hebisawa, Yasunori Ichimura, Shinyu Izumi, Masuo Ujita, Machiko Arita, Keisuke Tomii, Youko Komase, Isoko Owan, Tetsuji Kawamura, Yasuo Matsuzawa, Miho Murakami, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Hiroshi Kimura, Masashi Bando, Norihiro Nishimoto, Yoshinori Kawabata, Yuh Fukuda, Takashi Ogura
AIMS: The lung lesion (IgG4-L) of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a condition that occurs together with IgG4-RD and often mimics the lung lesion (iMCD-L) of idiopathic multicentric Castleman's disease (iMCD). Because no clinical and pathological studies had previously compared features of these diseases, we undertook this comparison with clinical and histological data. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nine patients had IgG4-L (high levels of serum IgG4 and of IgG4(+) cells in lung specimens; typical extrapulmonary manifestations)...
February 16, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205531/wnt5a-is-a-crucial-regulator-of-neurogenesis-during-cerebellum-development
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Chandramohan Subashini, Sivadasan Bindu Dhanesh, Chih-Ming Chen, Paul Ann Riya, Vadakkath Meera, Thulasi Sheela Divya, Rejji Kuruvilla, Kerstin Buttler, Jackson James
The role of Wnt5a has been extensively explored in various aspects of development but its role in cerebellar development remains elusive. Here, for the first time we unravel the expression pattern and functional significance of Wnt5a in cerebellar development using Wnt5a(-/-) and Nestin-Cre mediated conditional knockout mouse models. We demonstrate that loss of Wnt5a results in cerebellar hypoplasia and depletion of GABAergic and glutamatergic neurons. Besides, Purkinje cells of the mutants displayed stunted, poorly branched dendritic arbors...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203524/in-vivo-mapping-of-a-dynamic-ribonucleoprotein-granule-interactome-in-early-drosophila-embryos
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Jimiao Zheng, Ming Gao, Nhan Huynh, Samuel J Tindell, Hieu D L Vo, W Hayes McDonald, Alexey L Arkov
Macromolecular complexes and organelles play crucial roles within cells, but their native architectures are often unknown. Here, we use an evolutionarily conserved germline organelle, the germ granule, as a paradigm. In Drosophila embryos, we map one of its interactomes using a novel in vivo crosslinking approach that employs two interacting granule proteins and determines their common neighbor molecules. We identified an in vivo granule assembly of Tudor, Aubergine, motor and metabolic proteins, and RNA helicases, and provide evidence for direct interactions within this assembly using purified components...
December 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202596/the-3-hydroxyacyl-acp-dehydratase-component-of-the-plant-mitochondrial-fatty-acid-synthase-system
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Xin Guan, Yozo Okazaki, Andrew Lithio, Ling Li, Xuefeng Zhao, Huanan Jin, Dan Nettleton, Kazuki Saito, Basil J Nikolau
We report the characterization of the Arabidopsis 3-hydroxyacyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) dehydratase (mtHD) component of the mitochondrial fatty acid synthase (mtFAS) system, encoded by AT5G60335. The mitochondrial localization and catalytic capability of mtHD were demonstrated with a green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenesis experiment, and by in vivo complementation and in vitro enzymatic assays. RNAi knockdown lines with reduced mtHD expression exhibit traits typically associated with mtFAS mutants, namely a miniaturized morphological appearance, reduced lipoylation of lipoylated proteins, and altered metabolomes consistent with the reduced catalytic activity of lipoylated enzymes...
February 15, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202390/systemic-injection-of-rpe65-programmed-bone-marrow-derived-cells-prevents-progression-of-chronic-retinal-degeneration
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Xiaoping Qi, S Louise Pay, Yuanqing Yan, James Thomas, Alfred S Lewin, Lung-Ji Chang, Maria B Grant, Michael E Boulton
Bone marrow stem and progenitor cells can differentiate into a range of non-hematopoietic cell types, including retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-like cells. In this study, we programmed bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) ex vivo by inserting a stable RPE65 transgene using a lentiviral vector. We tested the efficacy of systemically administered RPE65-programmed BMDCs to prevent visual loss in the superoxide dismutase 2 knockdown (Sod2 KD) mouse model of age-related macular degeneration. Here, we present evidence that these RPE65-programmed BMDCs are recruited to the subretinal space, where they repopulate the RPE layer, preserve the photoreceptor layer, retain the thickness of the neural retina, reduce lipofuscin granule formation, and suppress microgliosis...
February 12, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202288/tiam1-vav2-rac1-axis-a-tug-of-war-between-islet-function-and-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Anjaneyulu Kowluru
Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion [GSIS] from the islet β-cell involves a well-orchestrated interplay between metabolic and cationic events. It is well established that intracellular generation of adenine and guanine nucleotide triphosphates [e.g., ATP and GTP] represents one of the requisite signaling steps in GSIS. The small molecular mass GTP-binding proteins [G-proteins; e.g., Rac1 and Cdc42] have been shown to regulate islet β-cell function including actin cytoskeletal remodeling and fusion of insulin granules with the plasma membrane for GSIS to occur...
February 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198165/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-transfected-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-enhance-bone-regeneration-and-neovascularization-from-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
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Mi-Lan Kang, Ji-Eun Kim, Gun-Il Im
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-transfected adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs(VEGF) ) were devised to promote bone regeneration and neovascularization of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs). ADSCs(VEGF) were added to BMSCs and cocultured in variable proportions. ADSCs(VEGF) alone or ADSCs(VEGF) with BMSCs (BMSCs:ADSCs(VEGF) ratio of 1:0.025-0.5) induced significantly greater tube formation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells than untransfected ADSCs. The cocultures of BMSCs and ADSCs(VEGF) at ratios of 1: 0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198086/calcium-independent-activation-of-an-allosteric-network-in-langerin-by-heparin-oligosaccharides
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Jonas Hanske, Robert Wawrzinek, Andreas Geissner, Eike-Christian Wamhoff, Katrin Sellrie, Henrik Schmidt, Peter H Seeberger, Christoph Rademacher
The C-type lectin receptor Langerin is a glycan binding protein that serves as an uptake receptor on Langerhans cells and is essential for the formation of Birbeck granules. Whereas most of Langerin´s ligands are recognized via a canonical Ca2+-dependent binding site, interactions with heparins have been proposed to make additional contacts to a secondary, Ca2+-independent site. Glycan array screening and biomolecular NMR spectroscopy were employed to investigate the molecular mechanism of these interactions...
February 14, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197868/plasma-levels-of-immune-factors-and-sex-steroids-in-the-male-seahorse-hippocampus-erectus-during-a-breeding-cycle
#15
Tingting Lin, Xin Liu, Dongxue Xiao, Dong Zhang
To better understand the endocrine- and immune-response pattern during reproduction in a fish species having parental care behaviors and also to accumulate the endocrine- and immune-related data for future explanations of the low reproductive efficiency in seahorse species, the variations of immune factors and sex steroids in the plasma of the male lined seahorse Hippocampus erectus at different breeding stages, i.e., pre-pregnancy, pregnancy (early, middle, and late periods), and post-pregnancy, were investigated in the present study...
February 14, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197212/herbal-compound-jiedu-huayu-reduces-liver-injury-in-rats-via-regulation-of-il-2-tlr4-and-pcna-expression-levels
#16
Minggang Wang, Qinglan Shi, Rongzhen Zhang, Hua Qiu, Dewen Mao, Fuli Long
Aim of the Study. To investigate the preventative effects of Jiedu Huayu (JDHY) on D-galactosamine (D-GalN) and lipopolysaccharide-induced acute liver failure (ALF) and to evaluate the possible mechanisms of action. Materials and Methods. ALF was induced in Wistar rats by administrating D-GalN (900 mg/kg) and lipopolysaccharide (10 μg/kg). After treatment with JDHY granules, the levels of blood alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, total bilirubin, and prothrombin time were determined. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen was detected by immunohistochemistry staining...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196667/stress-granules-assembly-affects-detection-of-mrna-in-living-cells-by-the-nanoflares-an-important-aspect-of-the-technology
#17
Magdalena Wolczyk, Paulina Podszywalow-Bartnicka, Lukasz Bugajski, Katarzyna Piwocka
The recently announced new methodologies to detect mRNA molecules in single cells offer opportunities for research, medicine and molecular diagnostics. The NanoFlare RNA Detection Probes are tools for characterizing RNA content (not localization) using fluorescence-based approaches in living cells. Combined with flow cytometry NanoFlares have expanded the available possibilities of quantitative analysis of mRNA level in a single cell. Herein we present, that the specific NanoFlare probes (SmartFlares), in some cases detect different amounts of mRNA compared to qPCR...
February 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194567/ultrastructural-characterization-of-mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-of-the-salivary-glands-a-distinct-entity-from-acinic-cell-carcinoma
#18
Julie Guilmette, Gunnlaugur P Nielsen, William C Faquin, Martin Selig, Vânia Nosé, Anthony W S Chi, Peter M Sadow
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary glands is a recently described neoplasm of the salivary glands with a characteristic morphology complemented by a specific cytogenetic translocation and gene rearrangements. Although immunophenotypic and cytogenetic differences allow for a more reliable distinction, ultrastructural features can also provide important information about the relationship between MASC, classic acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC), and AciCC intercalated duct cell-predominant variant...
February 13, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194438/a-role-for-muscarinic-receptors-in-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-and-levamisole-induced-autoimmunity
#19
Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Monica M Purmalek, Erica Moore, Meryl Waldman, Peter J Walter, H Martin Garraffo, Karran A Phillips, Kenzie L Preston, Jonathan Graf, Mariana J Kaplan, Peter C Grayson
Levamisole, an anthelmintic drug with cholinergic properties, has been implicated in cases of drug-induced vasculitis when added to cocaine for profit purposes. Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation is a cell death mechanism characterized by extrusion of chromatin decorated with granule proteins. Aberrant NET formation and degradation have been implicated in idiopathic autoimmune diseases that share features with levamisole-induced autoimmunity as well as in drug-induced autoimmunity. This study's objective was to determine how levamisole modulates neutrophil biology and its putative effects on the vasculature...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193842/experimental-arthritis-is-dependent-on-mouse-mast-cell-protease-5
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Richard L Stevens, H Patrick McNeil, Lislaine A Wensing, Kichul Shin, G William Wong, Philip M Hansbro, Steven A Krilis
The constitutive heparin+ (HP) mast cells (MCs) in mice express mouse MC protease (mMCP)-5 and carboxypeptidase A (mMC CPA). The amino acid sequence of mMCP-5 is most similar to that of human chymase-1, as is the nucleotide sequences of their genes and transcripts. Using a homologous recombination approach, a C57BL/6 mouse line was created that possessed a disrupted mMCP-5 gene. The resulting mice were fertile and had no obvious developmental abnormality. Lack of mMCP-5 protein did not alter the granulation of the IL-3/IL-9-dependent mMCP 2+ MCs in the jejunal mucosa of Trichinella spiralis-infected mice...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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